Month: November 2017

Bumper Year Provides Bedrock For Ambitious Work On And Off-Stage

CENTRE STAGE – NOVEMBER 10 It is a day of celebration for Norwich Theatre Royal as it announces its best financial results ever. Guests at its annual celebration of success – Centre Stage – have been told today (November 10) that it has produced its best-ever operating surplus of over £700,000 before depreciation, which will provide the final injection of funding to pay for the capital costs of the theatre’s Stage Two learning and participation centre. It will also give the theatre the chance to forge ahead with plans to increase the breadth and ambition of its artistic programming...

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Sentimental photo album is stolen during burglary – Reedham

A photo album containing images of an elderly man’s entire Navy career has been stolen during a burglary in Reedham. A property in Station Road was broken into between 10am on Saturday 4 November and 11am on Monday 6 November. Cash was stolen along with a photo album which contains pictures of the victim in his Navy uniform, the ships he served on and images of the atomic bomb on Christmas Island in 1957. The album is from China and has a black shellac cover. DC Gill Dawson at Great Yarmouth CID said: “Whilst any burglary can be traumatic,...

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Norwich Eye reviews Hedda Gabler

Lizzy Watts as Hedda Gabler – photo supplied This National Theatre production of the Henrik Ibsen classic Hedda Gabler challenges us from the start with a bleak modernistic set and style giving a new context to a play written in 1890. The oppressive social constraint upon women at the time of writing is replaced by the oppressive starkness of a bleak modern apartment. The stage set is three rigid impenetrable walls of bleak plasterboard awaiting any form of decoration and a few bits of worn out furniture and a broken piano. Company Stage Manager Siân Wiggins showed me around...

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Should the local NHS routinely prescribe medicines for minor and short-term ailments?

    The four NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Norfolk are asking for people’s views on whether they should stop routinely prescribing some everyday medicines which can be purchased from a pharmacist. They have launched a four-week period of public engagement to gather feedback from local people and stakeholders. Every year, the NHS in Norfolk spends more than £5 million on prescribing items for minor, short-lived ailments such as paracetamol, remedies for indigestion or heartburn, allergy treatments, vitamin supplements and cream for dry skin, items which are readily available over the counter from pharmacies and local shops. Medicines...

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National Theatre’s acclaimed drama heads for Norwich next week

Lizzy Watts as Hedda Gabler – photo supplied by Norwich Theatre Royal –<<o0o>>–     HEDDA GABLER – November 7-11 Direct from a sold-out run in London, the National Theatre’s acclaimed new version of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler is set to head out for an autumn and winter tour around the UK and Ireland, coming to Norwich Theatre Royal from November 7-11. A thrillingly dark masterpiece which takes the audience on a journey through every human emotion possible, it centres on a free-spirited woman who is newly-married and feeling trapped. Just returned from honeymoon, the relationship is already in trouble...

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