Month: February 2017

Thriller Live at the Theatre Royal – Review

Guest reviewer Callum O’Brien went to see Thriller Live: “Thriller Live has brought a energetic vibe to the city of Norwich by creating a show that remembers and celebrates the legacy of the ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson. The show consists of Michael’s well known and best selling singles such as Smooth Criminal, Beat it, Man in the Mirror and of course there are so many more. The show flows fluidly going from Michael’s beginning with his brothers, forming the much loved Jackson Five and going on to show Michael’s career from there. The choreography is second to none...

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New play tackles conflict

EXTREMISM – MARCH 2-4 Taboos, prejudice and conflict are brought into sharp focus in a new play taking to the stage in Norwich. A classroom is left in chaos after a pupil, Jamal, is taken away from the police. While there are uprooted tables and chairs, there is also a mental cost as the young people face up to their diverse personalities and beliefs resulting in anger and resentment. That is the starting point for Extremism, which is being presented by the Norwich Theatre Royal Youth Company at Stage Two in the city on March 2-4. Penned by Anders...

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Open Spaces Society urges Government to save parks

Eaton Park model boating lake. Eaton Park was built and is maintained by Norwich City Council – photo ©The Eye Snapper The Open Spaces Society, Britain’s oldest national conservation body, is disappointed that the House of Commons Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee, in its recent report (House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee, Seventh Report of the Session 2016-2017, Public Parks), has rejected the proposal that a statutory duty be placed on local authorities to provide and maintain parks. The CLG Committee held an inquiry into public parks and asked three questions: why parks matter, what challenges are...

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Norwich woman handed Criminal Behaviour Order

Irene Walker – photo supplied by Norfolk Constabulary  A woman has been handed a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) forbidding her from entering parts of Norwich City Centre for two years. 48-year-old Irene Walker of William White Place in Norwich, was given the order on Monday 13 February 2017 after she was found to be involved in a number of incidents associated anti-social behaviour in the Rosary Road area of the city in the last 12 months. The provisions set out in the Criminal Behaviour Order state that Walker must not: 1. Enter the area of Rosary Road, Norwich (bordered byA147...

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What the Circus? A review of the latest show at The Garage

Antonio, Maddie and George – What the Circus? at The Garage – photo ©The Eye Snapper   I have discovered many truths since embarking on the career of theatre reviewer, but one stands out. The smaller the theatre, the bigger the surprise. The Garage is a delightfully small auditorium, yet like many small things it is perfectly formed. Everybody is within touching distance in this room, and much of what occurs within that space is indeed touching. This week sees The Garage in circus mode, with a show presented by ‘Flight of the Escales’ entitled ‘What the Circus’. Performing...

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