It’s showtime! We’re excited for our 2021/22 theatre line-up

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*new shows added 8 November*

It’s showtime! We’re so happy to have opened the doors to our theatre again. There’s plenty to enjoy – with drama, music and our comedy festival (see suggested reads below).

Adam Taylor, our Executive Director, said: “I’m so pleased to be welcoming people back into our theatre for our latest season. There are some cracking shows – as ever. 

“We all know that theatres have struggled during this pandemic, but we’ve learnt lots during the last 14 months that will shape our programme in the years to come. 

“From how to better reach audiences that will love our performances through to quality of the productions on our stages. This season is one that I’m relieved to present and very proud to share.”

Bobby and Amy (10 November) is an award-winning dark comedy about foot-and-mouth disease by double Fringe First Award winner Emily Jenkins. 

It’s a coming-of-age story set during the devastation that hit farming communities in the late 1990s that explores friendship, heartache and what happens when our way of life is threatened by those who don’t understand it. 

Purple Dreams Productions return a second time with The Last Crumb (12 November). Set in and around a cake shop, a case of mistaken identity turns lives upside down. Hearts will flutter, tears will roll as this comedy tests relationships.

We will be hosting Norwich Film Festival (13 November). Enjoy FA Shorts on Tour and the feature film Sweetheart.

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Coronavirus – A Great British Farce (18 November) is a dark satirical, smash-hit Camden Fringe show is a unique take on the British response to the pandemic. A high-energy farcical journey from panic buying to Jackie Weaver via Matt Hancock, with an unhealthy dose of Tory British gusto thrown in. Read why writer Mark Daniels thinks we’re more than ready to laugh at Covid.

Your carriage awaits for My First Panto – Cinderella Rocks (26 November – 16 January 2022 at The Garage Norwich) / 8 – 13 December at The Workshop King’s Lynn). Our latest co-production with All-In Productions, who needs a prince when you have rock and roll? Ella dreams of being a world-famous rock star but she must clean and cook for her horrid sisters. Will she ever get to headline the royal ball? Aimed at ages seven and under, it’s the only panto in all the land that allows you to get up and join in. Check our website for info about its relaxed, socially distanced and BSL interpreted performances. 

The darkly comic Why The Child is Cooking in the Polenta (27-29 January, 2022) is Edith Alibec’s multi-award-winning adaptation of Aglaja Veteranyi’s autobiographical book. It follows a family of circus artists who flee the communist regime in Romania in the hope of establishing a better life in the west. A family always on the road and always the foreigners.

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fEAST Theatre, who were here in October with Brexit dark comedy Rosa Mendoza, return next year with one for local history buffs. The Canada Boys (18-19 February, 2022) is based on the true story of a group of workers at J & J Colman who, in 1912, were given the chance for a new life on the other side of the Atlantic.

Luke Kempner: Macho Macho Man (19 March, 2022) is the latest show from the Spitting Image, with more than 10 million views of his online videos. Luke’s one of the UK’s hottest mimics and stand-up comics, with a razor-sharp roster of contemporary impressions.

My Other Half (19 April, 2022) focuses on young couple H and B, who are struggling with the pressures of their relationship. When a freak event causes them to switch bodies, they must learn to face their problems from an entirely new perspective. 

The Noise Next Door’s delayed show In Charge (5 May, 2022) is the quartet’s sixth national tour of finely tuned anarchy for adults where you’re, once again, in charge. 

Katie Snell, our General Manager, added: “We’re talking to performers, we’re constantly monitoring current government guidelines and reassessing our protocols to ensure all our shows are Covid-secure. If anybody has any concerns or questions, here’s our current Covid policy.”

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