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Summer of new musicals starts at Norwich Theatre Playhouse

We are excited to announce three brand-new Paul Taylor-Mills musicals, previewing at our Playhouse before heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!


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Norwich Theatre is excited to announce three brand-new musicals, which will preview at Norwich Theatre Playhouse in July before heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  

Come Dine With Me: The Musical; I Wish You Well – The Gwyneth Paltrow Ski-Trial Musical; and SILENCE! The Musical; are all Paul Taylor-Mills (Heathers, My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?) and Cake: The Marie Antoinette PLAYlist) produced musicals and go on sale today. 

These cheeky and hilarious musicals are just an hour long, and scheduled to allow audiences to see all three! Musical fans wishing to see them all can book all three shows at a special offer of £35.  

Sam Bain, Head of Programming & Producing at Norwich Theatre, said: “You don’t have to go to Edinburgh to see the very best fringe theatre in the UK today. Norwich Theatre’s Playhouse and Stage Two venues have you covered, bringing you the best new shows to your doorstep. 

“These musicals are an absolute riot and have the feel-good factor that is perfect for summer. Trust us, you won’t want to miss them!” 

For a bit of celebrity gossip, try I Wish You Well – The Gwyneth Paltrow Ski-Trial Musical (23 – 28 Jul), which tells the (mostly) true story of the campest celebrity trial in history: Gwyneth vs Terry. The show is choreographed by former BBC Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips and stars X Factor contestant Diana Vickers as Gwyneth Paltrow. 

Packed full of iconic moments, the questions about Taylor Swift, and the now famous whisper of ’I wish you well’ – this is a fast-paced parody that sounds as good as Gwyneth’s candle smells. Throw in some jade eggs and future classics such as ’Do You Know Taylor?’ and ’I’m Gwynnocent’, and you have yourself a hilarious musical bursting with heart. We will ski you in court!  

SILENCE! The Musical (24 – 28 Jul) is the unauthorised musical parody of the Academy Award-winning film, The Silence of the Lambs, directed by Christopher Gattelli, who won a Tony Award for Best Choreography for Newsies on Broadway. 

As rookie FBI agent Clarice matches wits with the brilliant but insane Dr Hannibal Lecter to catch the serial killer known only as Buffalo Bill, a chorus of singing lambs breaks out to show tunes about the most horrific of subjects. Complete with singing serial killers, songs with unprintable titles and a chorus of lambs, SILENCE! The Musical comes charging at you with gleefully unstoppable bad taste.  

Come Dine With Me: the Musical (23 – 28 Jul) takes a bunch of tuneful strangers, mixes in a dollop of behind-the-scenes skulduggery, a Sound Man playing detective, a sprinkling of star-crossed love, and plenty of juicy arpeggios. Marinade, cook for 60 minutes… and serve hot. The result is a mouth-watering fusion dish, combining the beloved TV show and a sumptuous original score to form a winning recipe that will delight even the pickiest palate!  

You can mix and match the musicals seeing all shows on separate days or make a day of it and see all of them at once! See all the musicals for £35 by booking online at or contacting the Box Office on 01603 630 000. All shows must be booked at the same time.