In a move to make securing theatre tickets easier for audiences, Norwich Theatre will from January put shows on sale in the final week of every month.
Tickets will be available for general public sale on the final Friday of every month. As well as having a set date to know when new shows will be available to purchase, it will also mean shows going on sale are better spread throughout the year, rather than creating a financial bottleneck.
The new pattern for the final full week of every month will be:
Monday – Norwich Theatre Gold Friends, Supporters and Corporates
Wednesday – Friends and Best Friends
Friday – General Public
In January’s on sale there are more than 30 shows included. At Norwich Theatre Royal, Rory Bremner, Britain’s top satirical impressionist, stars as TV’s Chris Tarrant in James Graham’s thrilling, entertaining and provocative drama, Quiz (31 Oct – 4 Nov 23). This is a play that will take you back to Sep 2001 when the nation was gripped by a scandal on the TV quiz show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. The winner of every major play award, including five Oliviers, Life of Pi is heading to the Royal stage in Sep (25 – 30 Sep 23). The show will take you on an epic journey of endurance and hope.
If you are in need of a laugh, come and see one of the amazing comedians who have just been announced, including Griff Rhys Jones, in his funny observation, show The Cat’s Pyjamas, at Norwich Theatre Royal on 18 Jun 2023. At the Playhouse, due to popular demand, Norwich Theatre has added extra dates for Nick Mohammed Presents the Very Best & Worst of Mr. Swallow (14 May 23) and Marcus Brigstocke (1 Jul 23). Also at the Playhouse, you can catch the host of Whose Line Is It Anyway, Mark Simmons (20 Jul 23), Darren Harriot (3 Oct 23) and American’s Got Talent Winner Paul Zerdin (15 Oct 23).
Looking into next year, Ross Noble on 10 Mar 24 and Romesh Ranganathan: Hustle on 19 Mar 24 will be at Norwich Theatre Royal. Ross Noble is celebrating his 21st solo tour as the supreme master of freewheeling stand-up. In Romesh’s new show, he will examine the human condition… are people inherently good? Is charity always a positive thing? Is hustling the key to success? Or is all this a load of rubbish? Romesh will decide.
Also included in this line up are new shows to Norwich Theatre’s year-long Creative Matters series. Creative Matters: Climate Stories harnesses the power of creativity and helps audiences and participants participate in the climate change conversation and creatively explore the way ahead. Shows include the Shewolves (22 May 23) in which Priya and Lou and tackle climate change; and English Touring Opera who are heading to Norwich Theatre Stage Two with The Wish Gatherer (29 May 23) about a young girl struggling with the effects on her world. Or see Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Norwich Theatre Playhouse (23 May 23), played by the HandleBards, a group of actors who tour venues on their bikes!
Norwich Theatre partners, Northern Ballet will be treating audiences to the timeless love story Beauty and the Beast at Norwich Theatre Royal (21 – 25 Nov 2023). Audiences will be transported to a world of colour, inhabited by fairies, goblins and sprites, with elaborate mirrored sets and Haute couture-style costumes. Absorb yourself in the drama with Simon Beaufoy’s fast and funny play, Also coming to the Royal is the captivating Blood Brothers which tells the moving story of twins, separated at birth and grow up on opposite sides of the tracks (27 Jun–1 Jul 23). The Full Monty (24 – 28 Oct 23) at Norwich Theatre Royal is about a group of lads trying to regain their dignity and pride.
Full show listings are below. To book, call the Norwich Theatre Box Office on 01603 630 000 or visit norwichtheatre.org
The on-sale dates for this month’s shows are
23 Jan 2023 – Gold Friends*, Supporters and Corporate Members
25 Jan 2023 – Best Friends, Friends*
27 Jan 2023 – General Public
*Friends who joined after June 2022 can claim discounts and priority booking for Theatre Royal, Playhouse and Stage Two shows.
Signing up for Norwich Theatre’s Friends Scheme will give you access to priority booking for shows across its three venues, allowing you to secure your favourite seats. The entry-level into the scheme costs £25 a year and includes benefits such as priority booking, half-price first-night dramas and discounts on up to four tickets per show, plus a 10% discount off food and drink at Norwich Theatre Royal the Playhouse and Stage Two.