Crude Apache Theatre Company are to present Howard Brenton’s 1973 play “Magnificence” at the Shoe Factory Social Club, St Mary’s Works, Norwich.

This promises to be a radical new revival of Howard Brenton’s 1970’s masterpiece.

Staged during the the week of the UK’s most divisive election for years, and performed amid the stark, industrial backdrop of The Shoe Factory Social Club, this highly political play will appeal to todays generation as much as those who lived through the squats and protests of the late seventies.

A group of young idealistic political activists occupy an abandoned London tenement to protest against housing policies which have made homelessness endemic across Britain.
Two men from the upper echelons of Government at very different points in their careers, argue over the rules and roles of power.

A generation struggles to find its voice, while their Government seems unable or unwilling to listen to them.

The two worlds inevitably collide in the darkly comic finale of a play whose themes of civil unrest and protest seem more relevant than ever.

Crude Apache have a long history of staging great performances in Norwich.Their recent production of Richard the Third got a rave review in Norwich Eye – – and hopefully this time the warm summer weather will make the Shoe Factory a more comfortable venue!


Wednesday 7th – Saturday 10th June 2017, 7.30pm, The Shoe Factory Social Club, St. Mary’s Plain, Norwich, NR33AF

Tickets £8 (£6 concs) available from: