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Norwich Theatre's new co-production and fantastic new shows go on sale

A fantastic new line-up of shows have just gone on sale from Norwich Theatre.


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A fantastic new line-up of shows has just gone on sale from Norwich Theatre, with a wide range of new productions from sensational musicals, spectacular dancing and Norwich Theatre’s co-production, The Birds and the Bees.

The Birds and the Bees is Norwich Theatre’s brand new co-production with The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and John Stalker Productions.

James McDermott’s new version of the 2016 Canadian play relocates the play from modern-day Canada to North Norfolk in England’s East Anglia. Set in an East Anglian farm, the hilarious comedy romp tackles topics of sex, love, science, family, and the artificial insemination of turkeys. The play is on stage from 20 – 30 April at the Playhouse.

Speaking about the Birds and the Bees, Stephen Crocker, Chief Executive & Creative Director of Norwich Theatre, said: “We are so excited about this first-ever co-production with New Wolsey Theatre and Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds of Birds and the Bees, allowing us to pool the expertise and creativity of three of the East of England’s best-loved theatres. It forms another important step in our aspiration to produce and co-produce more original work, re-affirming Norwich Theatre’s commitment to giving a platform for new, different and local voices to be heard.

The spirit of determination and love for theatre unites all three venues, and The Birds and the Bees will offer audiences good light-hearted fun, which is just what is needed right now.”

They’re creepy, and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky; they’re all together ooky! The Addams Family are back and heading to Theatre Royal (26 – 30 April 2022) in this spectacular and hilarious musical comedy from the writers of multi-award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys. Starring Joanne Clifton (Strictly Come Dancing and The Rocky Horror Show) as Morticia, you will see a heart-warming story of love, family and friendship.

Get your flap caps ready to enjoy Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby at Theatre Royal 17 – 21 January 2023. The gritty TV drama, Peaky Blinders, with its 1900’s gangsters, guns, knives and razor blades, has been turned into a dance event by ballet company Rambert. This show showcases dazzling, athletic dance and stunning dramatisation with an iconic, eclectic Peaky soundtrack from a live on-stage band. So get your tickets by order of the Peaky Blinders!

The eagerly anticipated Broadway and UK smash-hit musical Sister Act is coming to Theatre Royal, 9 – 14 January 2023. Sister Act tells the hilarious story of the disco diva Deloris whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Disguised as a nun, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

You will be sure to be dancing in your seat with the musical experiences coming to Norwich Theatre. The Magic of the Beatles pays tribute to the fab four. Not only does the incredible cast look and sound like John, Paul, George, and Ringo, they generate the famed excitement of The Beatles! With all the favourites including, She Loves You, A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, I Feel Fine and many more, you embrace Beatle Mania at Theatre Royal on 11 May 2022.

You can celebrate the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons in Big Girls Don’t Cry at Theatre Royal on 18 May 2022. Don’t miss the opportunity to say, “Oh, what a night!”.

The music of Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys, as you have never heard before, steps on Theatre Royal stage in Good Vibrations, 20 July 2022. The audience will be taken on a musical journey through the genius of Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys from the early “surfin'” days, through to the groundbreaking “Good Vibrations” and the acclaimed “Pet Sounds” all set to a nostalgic video backdrop of the 60’s era.

Don’t miss the brand new play Howerd’s End at Playhouse on 26 May 2022. Frankie Howerd was one of Britain’s most loved comedians for half a century, but he had a secret life with Dennis. The show takes you to the heart of Frankie and Dennis’ clandestine relationship, which lasted from the 1950s until Frankie’s death in 1992. It also affords a glorious opportunity to encounter Frankie in full-flight stand-up mode.

Join us for An Evening with Andrew Cotter, Olive and Mabel, at Theatre Royal, 9 May 2022. Andrew may have begun lockdown 2020 as one of the most recognisable voices in sports broadcasting, but his hilarious commentary in a series of online contests between his two adorable Labradors made him an internet sensation! This show will see Andrew gives a commentary of a different kind: the heart-warming story of his life with his two famous Labradors, of his bond with his dogs, and their many adventures together, which is sure to be a treat. For the whole family!

Gill Sims the bestselling author of ‘Why Mummy’ series of books and the woman behind the hugely popular ‘Peter and Jane’ Facebook page will be interviewed by Jo Middleton, author of Playgroups and Prosecco and creator of Slummy Single Mummy in Tits, Gits and Little Sh*ts: An Evening With Gill Sims at the Playhouse 15 May 2022. Together you will be taken on a hilarious look at the changing face of motherhood as children grow from toddlers to teenagers.