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Arts, Venue

Girl on the Train at Norwich Theatre Royal

July 1st saw the opening performance of Girl on the Train at Norwich Theatre Royal. Based on Paula Hawkins’ best-selling novel and Rachel Wagstaff’s film, Anthony Banks’ stage adaptation took on the challenges with conveying themes of isolation, memory and inertia with aptly paired-back staging, inventive costume design and thrilling employment of lighting effects. Rachel…

Arts

Review: Romeo and Juliet at Norwich Theatre Royal

Matthew Bourne’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is a genius and creative reimagining of a much-loved story. The storytelling is simply fantastic, and the dances and choreography could not be more perfect.  Straying slightly from a typical Romeo and Juliet plot, Bourne sets this story in ‘Verona Institute’ a psychiatric hospital where Juliet (Cordelia Braithwaite) is imprisoned….

Arts

Shrek the Musical: A Freakishly Funny, Flawless, Fairytale

Following its previous record-breaking UK and Ireland tour, this smash hit blockbuster based on the Oscar-winning 2001 film is returning to Norwich’s Theatre Royal. Shrek the Musical promises to be a “hilarious and spectacular production, turn[ing] the world of fairytales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy”, and it certainly delivered on its…

Arts

The Marriage of Figaro “ended any assumption that opera is still exclusive to the upper classes”

For their opening night at Norwich’s Theatre Royal, the English Touring Opera delivered a refreshingly clear interpretation of Mozart’s much-loved opera, The Marriage of Figaro. As someone who was relatively new to the world of opera, I found the performance surprisingly accessible, as well as genuinely funny, at points leading me to laugh aloud. Fortunately,…

Arts

Frogman: a colourful, dream-like awakening to adulthood

As the audience took seat around the stage, a voiceover explained how to use the equipment, headphones and VR masks, that we would need over the hour-long session. As the voice spoke, we realised that they were not welcoming us to the theatre but, rather, to be the jury to reassess the case of a…

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