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Norwich Eye reviews Sleeping Beauty at Norwich Theatre Royal

The Christmas pantomime is a popular and vibrant tradition, yet many viewing the modern offerings may not realise that they are enjoying an art form that can trace its origins back to Roman times. In earliest recorded form all of the tale was told by the means of wordless dance or mime – indeed the word comes from the Greek word for all ‘panto’ and ‘mimos’ a dancer who acted all the roles in a story. With the accomplished Richard Gauntlett in charge as director, writer and dame you can be confident of a pantomime that is rooted deep...

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At last – today is #PantoDay at the Theatre Royal!

Sleeping Beauty (Elizabeth Carter) takes a nap on her way to the castle – all photos © The Eye Snapper   Icy winds, heaving shops, busy traffic – it must be Christmas time in Norwich! Today is a special day that we have all been waiting for, it is Panto Day at the Theatre Royal as the delightful Sleeping Beauty takes to the stage tonight. Norwich Eye was given a sneaky preview of what to expect as the show was given a few final tweaks at the dress rehearsal. You can expect a spectacular show with lots of singing...

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Is it time for Cliff to jump?

Cliff Jordan – photo Norfolk CC   The Conservative Leader of Norfolk County Council, Cliff Jordan, has never shied away from stating his opinions very bluntly, and has been a controversial figure in local government in Norfolk for many years. He was the leader of Breckland Council from1998 to 2005 and was the subject of a Standards Board investigation after a social security tribunal ordered him to repay £17,000 worth of invalidity benefits he had claimed after failing to disclose his receipt of allowances from Breckland Council. The investigation accepted Jordan’s claim that he had made a ‘genuine mistake’....

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New governors elected at NNUH

Norfolk and Norwich Hospital – photo © The Eye Snapper     Five new public governors and two new staff governors have been appointed to the Council of Governors for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH). Six of the Trust’s existing governors have also been re-elected. The new public Governors are Joy Stanley for Breckland, Trevor Plunkett and Dr John Rees for Broadland, Professor Rosalynd Jowett for Norwich and Penny Sutton for King’s Lynn and West Norfolk. The re-elected public Governors are Carol Edwards for North Norfolk, Jane Scarfe and Nick Brighouse for South Norfolk,...

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Dispersal Order issued for Rosary Road area of Norwich

Police are taking action to tackle anti-social behaviour in the Rosary Road area of Norwich this weekend. A dispersal order will be in place for Rosary Road and Cannell Green from 7pm this evening (Friday 8 December) until 7pm on Sunday 10 December. The action follows concerns from local residents about prostitution and anti-social behaviour in the area. The order gives uniformed officers the authority to disperse individuals or groups where their presence or behaviour has resulted, or is likely to result, in a member of the public being harassed, intimidated, alarmed or distressed, The individuals can be excluded...

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