Month: November 2017

Norwich Eye review – Slava’s Snow Show at the Theatre Royal

It’s the cleaners I feel sorry for. Imagine your worst nightmare at home, you turn your back on your kids for just five minutes and find they have completely trashed your house, and are now throwing the debris around! Well the Theatre Royal was like that tonight, but much, much worse.  There were plenty of those hyper-lively kids about – all ages from 5 to 85. In fact the older ones were definitely the worst. Even when we took our seats there was paper litter everywhere, some smoke wafting down from who knows where and the music player seemed...

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Appeal for Norwich wanted man – Justin Campling

Police are re-appealing for help to trace a man who is wanted in Norwich. 40-year-old Justin Campling, is wanted on recall to prison for breaching the terms of his license. It is believed Campling could be in the Norwich area but also has connections to Ipswich. Anyone who may have seen him, or knows of his whereabouts, should contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555...

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My First Panto – Little Red Riding Hood for toddlers at The Garage

This Christmas The Garage in Norwich and All-In Productions are giving toddlers their first taste of the great British festive pastime – pantomime! My First Panto: Little Red Riding Hood has all you would expect from a panto, the dame, songs, cringe worthy jokes and a fairy-tale ending but is created specifically for ages 2-7. With a running time of 50 minutes – or slightly longer, depending on how much the audience play along, and there is plenty to get involved with from singing and dancing to helping make the treats for granny and scaring spiders, there isn’t time...

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Norwich Eye reviews Glyndebourne’s Hamlet

Polonius, Ophelia and Hamlet – photo ©Glyndebourne In the golden age of opera it was a common practice to base a new opera on an older play. The over-riding requirement for a very dramatic story undoubtedly encourages this process. Most of the plays that our most popular operas are based on are now forgotten, or have been completely eclipsed by the opera. In this context it is not unprecedented for a company and composer to base a brand new opera on a familiar drama, but it is a very brave move indeed to pick the source of one of...

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Art Fair East 2017

A London style international contemporary art fair right here in Norwich, 1-3 December Art Fair East, one of the Eastern region’s largest and liveliest contemporary visual arts events, is the kind of event rarely seen outside London. Now in its third year, it has quickly become established as the foremost place to see and buy top quality contemporary art in the east of England. It brings together artists, galleries and dealers from across the eastern region, around the country, continental Europe and from as far afield as Kenya! The fair is already recognised as one of the leading UK...

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