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All strings bright and beautiful… Flanders Symphony Orchestra at the Norwich Theatre Royal

The orchestra sits eager and smiling, they know what’s coming. The audience chatters with nervous anticipation as the tuning begins; the lights dim as our conductor, Jan Latham-Koenig steps onto the stage. Polite applause and then silence. ‘L’italiana in Algeri’ (‘The Italian girl in Algeri’). This overture by Gioachino Rossini was first played in 1813…

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Review: Richard Alston’s Dance Company at the Norwich Theatre Royal

This show featured a collection of intricate contemporary dance pieces developed by Richard Alston over his fifty-year career as an award-winning dancer and choreographer. The performance was split into quarters: Mid Century Modern, Detour, Proverb and Alston’s most recent project Brahms Hungarian. Each quarter presented different styles of movement and merged classical with contemporary ballet,…

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Review: RSC’s Romeo & Juliet at the Norwich Theatre Royal

Just like many other literature students you may know, I can’t get enough of Royal Shakespeare Company productions. Given that a particular academic interest of mine is the re-situation of culturally familiar stories in contemporary contexts, the buzz surrounding this production’s gender-bending casting piqued my interest especially: in Erica Whyman’s Verona, Mercutio, Gregory, Prince Escalus,…

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