Find your new favourite musical, from heartwarming adaptations and award-winning scores to hilarious musical theatre that you will want to sing along to.
Waitress | Royal | 15 – 20 Aug
Based on the 2007 movie, Waitress is a smash hit romantic comedy that will make you want a slice of pie!
Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker in a small town who dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a new life. This beautiful musical celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.
Les Misérables | Royal | 31 Aug – 24 Sep
Affectionately known as Les Mis, this is the stage adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel and a timeless classic. This legendary musical follows the life of Jean Valjean, an ex-convict who seeks redemption despite being hunted for decades by his rival and ex-guard, Javert.
Showstopper! The Musical | Playhouse | 17 Sep
A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance of this award-winning show, as audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into all-singing, all-dancing productions with hilarious results.
These incredible performers are guaranteed to impress as they create shows packed with drama, dazzling dance routines and catchy melodies – it’s just all made up on the spot!
Mamma Mia | Royal | 4 – 22 Oct
ABBA fans rejoice as the sensational feel-good musical heads to the Royal stage in October. Set on a Greek island paradise where the sun always shines, a tale of love, friendship and identity is irresistibly told through the timeless hits of ABBA. Don’t miss the sunniest and most exhilarating smash-hit musical.
The Color Purple | Royal | 1 – 5 Nov
An inspiring musical based on the bestselling book by Alice Walker tells the story of finding the strength to triumph over adversity and discover a unique voice in the world. This unforgettable story told over 40 years follows the courageous heroine, Celie.
With a joyous score drawing inspiration from jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, which celebrates life and the healing power of love.
Sister Act | Royal | 10 – 14 Jan
Hold on to your wimples! The brand new production of the Broadway and UK smash hit musical Sister Act is coming to Norwich! Based on the iconic movie, this sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music tells the hilarious story of the disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder.
Kinky Boots | Royal | 31 Jan – 4 Feb
Norfolk and Norwich Operatic Society are back, this time with their production of Kinky Boots. This fabulous musical tells the true story of Charlie Price, who inherited his father’s shoe factory on the verge of bankruptcy. Charlie finds inspiration from Lola, a larger-than-life Drag Queen, trying to save the family business.
Girl from the North Country | Royal | 28 Feb – 4 Mar
A powerful re-imagination of Bob Dylan’s legendary songs! The tale of despair and dreams, set in Dylan’s birthplace Minnesota amid the Great Depression, sees a family wrestle with their own troubles as wayward guests stay at their ramshackle guesthouse. As they search for a future and hide from the past, they face unspoken truths about the present. Girl from the North Country is a heart-breaking and universal story about family and love
Cake | Playhouse | 25 – 29 Apr
Cake combines rap and RnB with 18th century France to retell a story that sparked a revolution! When Marie Antoinette married King Louis, gossip had already tarnished her reputation. But when she is implicated in a crime to defraud the crown jewellers of a diamond necklace, it is not just her reputation at stake, but the monarchy and France itself. This musical is set to be the next thing so see it here first before it becomes an international sensation.
If all these musicals have inspired you to take to the stage and start performing, why not join our Jazz / Musical Theatre Dance Workshops?
In the workshops (16 Sep, 7 Oct, and 18 Nov), you will learn and practice basic jazz dance techniques and steps seen in the shows. The choreography will be simple, creative and fun, so if you love dance and musicals, this is the workshop for you!