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Throwback Thursday at Norwich Theatre

From Gen Z to Boomers and noughties to forties, whatever generation you are come and reminisce with some amazing shows at Norwich Theatre!


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We are throwing it back by looking forward to some brilliant and nostalgic shows coming to Norwich Theatre this year (..see what we did there?). From Gen Z to Boomers and noughties to forties, whatever generation you are come and reminisce with some amazing theatre. 


Gen Z and younger millennials – this one’s for you! Feeling a little nostalgic about Nickelodeon? We’ve got you covered with the brilliantly camp and colourful The SpongeBob Musical from 4-8 Jul. Starring Gareth Gates (Pop Idol… maybe a bit before your time), Divina de Campo of Ru-Paul’s Drag Race royalty, and Hannah Lowther of TikTok fame, this is an upbeat and hilarious musical to kick off your summer.


Could we even talk about nineties nostalgia without including Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Buffy Revamped is an award-winning and hilarious one man recap of all 144 episodes. Or what about the stage adaptation of much-loved nineties film The Full Monty equipped with a lively nineties soundtrack. 

Get the girls together for Greatest Days, the official Take That musical about reuniting friends and relighting fires. We’ve even got something for the self-confessed nerds who were members of the Star Wars fandom and proud owners of a Nintendo console with Fanboy at Stage Two.


Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about the eighties. We’ve got some huge musicals that hail from the eighties, with Annie this August, starring the brilliant Craig Revel Horwood (Strictly Come Dancing) as Miss Hannigan.  

Teens of the eighties might remember American teen film Heathers which starred Winona Ryder, but have you seen the smash hit West End musical adaptation which is coming to Norwich Theatre this June?  

Don’t miss the moving, classic musical Blood Brothers, still as legendary now as it was when it was first performed in 1981.

Sixties and Seventies  

Do you remember Opportunity Knocks? The Cannon and Ball Show? The days of Sunday Night at the London Palladium? Taking you back to a time when variety acts dominated prime-time television schedules and were top billing in theatres across the UK, Legends of Variety promises plenty of fun and nostalgia with a line-up of stars joining us for one performance only at the end of the month.  

Still not thrown it back far enough yet? Well how about… 


It’s summer in Buxton in 1914. Vera, her fiancée, her brother and their friend are sharing their dreams for the future, but standing in their way are the antiquated conventions of their time. The Land of Might-Have-Been is a brand new musical based on feminist, pacifist and author of Testament of Youth, Vera Brittain, built around the songs of Ivor Novello.