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an Accident / a Life

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This exciting new collaboration between Marc Brew and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui unravels moments in our lives, exploring difficult things with and without words using storytelling, film, music, dance and a car. 

The starting point was sharing life stories and key moments of change. For Marc, this was his car accident, where he went from ballet dancer to paraplegic in a split second.

an Accident / a Life follows on from Brew’s notable solos, For Now I am… and Remember When, both critically and publicly celebrated. 

“Harrowing beauty and luminous, life-affirming spirit”
The Herald reviews For Now, I am…

Important information

Ticket prices: £10 - £35

Running time: approx. 1 hr 30 mins no interval

Age recommendation: 14+

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Friends – 5%
Best Friends and Gold Friends – 10%
Corporate – £2  off
U25 (Bands A and B only) – £3 off
Groups –  20+ 10% Off, 40+ 20% Off, 80+ 25% off

Content warning:
Potentially disturbing content: emotional turmoil
Includes light strobe (flashing lights for short period)

Banner image: Susan Hay

This performance has integrated captions

Post Show Q&A

After the performance on Friday 24th May, there will be a free 20-minute Q&A with Marc Brew, hosted by Norwich Theatre Artistic Director Stephen Crocker. All audience members are invited to remain in their seats for the Q&A and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

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Purple letter A - Complete the form/ Call the box office or visit our box office and let us know which performance(s) you want to see Purple letter B - The box office will send you a link to follow to make payment. Tell us the total value of the order (we will email it to you) and head to your basket Purple letter C - Complete your payment with our provider, they will let us know you’ve arranged your pay in instalments, and we will send you your tickets!

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Prelude Restaurant

Why not visit our restaurant…

Make your theatre trip extra special and dine in Prelude, a fresh and contemporary space inspired by the building’s art deco heritage.

With the hassle taken out, relax and enjoy our seasonal set price menu in Prelude. Your table is reserved for the whole evening, so you can enjoy your dessert and drinks in the show interval. Plus, Theatre Royal Friends can enjoy a 10% discount!



Credit: De-Da Productions

Norwich Theatre Royal - Auditorium | 2020


The Herald

“A dance theatre masterclass”
The List

“Moving and remarkable”
The Scotsman

“A startling, unique, powerfully honest work…remarkable dance theatre”
The Telegraph


Eat & Drink

Fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced produce. Enjoy the best in food and drink  at our restaurant Prelude or a quick delicious bite before the show.

Getting here

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