Month: September 2017

Norwich Eye reviews The Pirates of Penzance

 For many years the back pages of newspapers and comics featured advertisements for all kinds of mail order marvels and mysteries. One such device was the Seebackroscope alleged to help you to look backwards. In these days where there seems to be strong desire to return to halcyon days of Britishness perhaps it will re-emerge. Looking back sixty years or more may not always be as nice as we would wish, these were the days of polio, rickets and rationing. One memory from this time is worth cherishing, however. The magnificent D’Oyly Carte company presented the operas of Gilbert...

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Norwich Eye reviews The Mikado

Pooh-Bah, Yum Yum, Tit Willow and Dot The timing could not be better. My aunt arrived from Australia on the Wednesday, settled in and was ready for The Mikado on Thursday. Now Aunty Dot may have been in the colonies for several years, but she is from good Welsh stock and knows a bit about singing and opera and all that. And is rather partial, too, to a bit of Gilbert and Sullivan. Familiar with D’Oyly Carte she is also a season ticket holder for the Sydney Opera House, so this lot had better be good. Would they be...

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Norwich man convicted of gross negligence manslaughter

A 52 year old man has today (Wednesday 13 September 2017) been found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter following the death of a Blofield Heath woman in 2013.   Following a joint investigation undertaken by Norfolk Constabulary, Norfolk County Council’s Trading Standards team and the Health and Safety Executive, Robert Churchyard of Turner Road, Norwich, appeared at a two week trial last year and then at a retrial this week. He will be sentenced on Monday 30 October 2017.   The company he worked for, Automated Garage Doors & Gates Ltd, of Sweet Briar Road Industrial Estate, Norwich pleaded guilty at...

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Blood Brothers star talks to Norwich Eye

BLOOD BROTHERS – SEPT 19-23 What better way to celebrate 30 years of touring than a return to Norwich Theatre Royal? Blood Brothers helps to mark its three decades on the road with a return to the city on September 19-23. Norwich Eye caught up with Sean Jones, who plays Mickey, to find out more. Hi Sean. You have been playing the part of Mikey for more than 15 years now. How did it all begin? I’ve been in the show for 17 years on and off and been Mickey for 15. As for the character, it’s basically me...

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Passion and Revenge Take Centre-Stage In Operatic Epic

ETO perform Giulio Cesare and The Death of Pompey – photo supplied by Theatre Royal   GIULIO CESARE – OCTOBER 16-17 One of the most heroic and epic operas ever written which documents an intense period in world history is coming to Norwich Theatre Royal this autumn. Giulio Cesare is renowned as one of Handel’s most celebrated works boasting intense music, strong characterisation and a gripping plot. English Touring Opera is presenting it in two parts across consecutive nights beginning with The Death of Pompey on October 16. It follows the story of Caesar after he has defeated his...

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