Month: September 2016

A Girl & A Gun: Louise Orwin

Norwich date on national tour for new show from ‘Pretty/Ugly’ maverick artist ‘All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun’ Jean-Luc Goddard In the sixties French new wave filmmaker Jean Luc Godard famously claimed that all he needed to make a film was a girl and a gun. Artist and theatremaker Louise Orwin, a big fan of his films, got to thinking about this and how the media’s portrayal of women has moved on in the 50 odd years since he made his claim. And she really wasn’t sure that the movement has been...

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A Song at Twilight: ‘Bring & Sing’ at Gressenhall

A Song at Twilight: ‘Bring & Sing’ at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Saturday 15 October 2016 10am – 8pm Spend the day learning popular Victorian songs and then perform in an early evening concert at the Workhouse! This is a unique opportunity to make music in a museum! Explore our new Voices from the Workhouse galleries and sing the songs our Victorian inmates would have known here 150 years ago. Croon such sentimental delights as ‘Love’s Old Sweet Song’ and ‘After the Ball’ in our cottage parlour, tap your your toes to some well-known Coster choruses in the work yards...

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Pride and Prejudice – A review

From our student guest reviewer Ashton Hall – ‘a brilliantly captivating piece of theatre’ Pride and Prejudice  –  photo supplied by Norwich Theatre Royal Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is a timeless classic. This great tale has been told to millions across the world either by paperback book, a television series from the 1990’s, or in more recent times, a theatrical play. In this recent adaptation by Simon Reade, a  young girl named Elizabeth Bennet (played by Tafline Steen) is looking for love whilst her parents Mr and Mrs Bennet (Matthew Kelly and Felicity Montagu) are in dispute of who is...

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Norwich Eye exclusive feature – Jack Ryder directs the Full Monty

THE FULL MONTY – OCTOBER 10-15 Best-known as an Albert Square heart-throb, Jack Ryder remains a big name in the acting world with a sterling reputation behind the scenes. He is directing an all-star cast in The Full Monty and he bares all (not literally!) to Vicky Edwards explaining more about the production, his time in Walford and why he is looking forward to bringing his latest production to Norwich. Jack Ryder has phenomenal attention to detail. Lucky enough to inveigle my way into his rehearsal room to watch him work with the cast of the brand new tour...

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Witness appeal following incident on bus from Norwich to Harleston

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident on a bus travelling from Norwich to Harleston last week. A male and a female, aged in their late teens, were waiting for a bus at Norwich Bus Station on Surrey Street at approximately 5.45pm on Wednesday 21 September 2016 when a man became verbally abusive. The victims then travelled on the 6.10pm Anglia Bus to Harleston where the same man continued to make abusive comments. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident at the bus station, or anyone who may have been travelling on the 6.10pm bus service from Norwich...

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