Month: February 2018

Norwich Eye reviews Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

It may be snowing a bit. It is certainly cold out. You probably won’t get a bus or taxi today, driving is definitely high risk. So should you stay in tonight? No. Get your thermals and boots on and head for the Theatre Royal. Start walking now, you will not regret it. Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is as near to perfect as any show I have seen at this prestigious theatre. Every detail is carefully considered but sparkling with creativity, and the whole show is definitely greater than the sum of its parts.  Bourne has taken Prokofiev’s classic ballet romance...

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Theatre Royal and Playhouse weather updates

Latest Weather Update From Norwich Theatre Royal Stephen Crocker says we will be going ahead with this evening’s (Feb 28) performance of Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella. MATTHEW BOURNE’S CINDERELLA We will be going ahead with this evening’s (Wed Feb 28) performance of Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella. The theatre is open, and the cast and crew are all here. We are focused today on ensuring the performance runs as planned for those who want to see it and can get to the theatre safely. We do understand that some people will not be able to make it, but we want to ensure that those who can get here have the opportunity to enjoy this magical production. For all those who don’t make it this evening, we will be in touch with them next week. On a more positive note, this also means there is availability for this evening’s performance. If you can get to us and would like to see the production, do get in touch for returns. All future performances of Cinderella are currently planned to go ahead, but we advise ticket holders to please check with the box office on (01603) 63 00 00, or visit our website www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk on the day of performance. Stage Two remains closed today. We are informing all patrons who had booked for activities in the building Norwich Playhouse has cancelled this evening’s Joe Lycett...

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County Council gives advice on snowy roads ahead of forecast cold snap

PUBLIC INFORMATION: With snow already falling in some parts of the county Norfolk County Council is reminding people to #drivetoarrive. People can find useful advice and regular gritting updates on the authority’s social media channels using the #norfolkwinter hashtag on Twitter and on the Norfolk Facebook page www.facebook.com/norfolkcc. Nick Tupper, Norfolk County Council’s Assistant Director, Highways, said drivers could well find themselves facing road conditions they had not encountered for several years. He urged them to allow more time and take extra care: “We’ve been working to prepare for the days ahead and this has already seen our crews...

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Norfolk-Based International Illusionist Comes Home To Star In Hit Magic Show

CHAMPIONS OF MAGIC – APRIL 1 Five of the UK’s world-class illusionists are heading to Norwich with a show which has been wowing and thrilling audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. And the arrival of Champions of Magic in the city on April 1 will also mark a homecoming for one of the performers, Alex McAleer. The mind-reader who is based in Norwich has proved to be a big hit with TV audiences on NBC and ABC in America as well as demonstrating his magical prowess on Good Morning Britain in this country. And Champions of Magic has...

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Norfolk woman thanks lifesavers

A Norfolk woman has thanked her lifesavers after a suffering a flare-up of a rare form of meningitis. Amanda Buckland cannot remember anything from Boxing Day night when she became feverish, started vomiting, and was experiencing severe muscle pain and confusion. The 35-year-old, who lives near Attleborough, praised Simon Read and Matthew Laws from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) for their care after her condition rapidly deteriorated. Amanda has been living with Mollaret’s meningitis – a recurring viral form of the disease – for more than six years. She was reunited with Simon and Matthew this...

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