The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Staged in the beautiful gardens of the University of Law, this joyous romantic comedy will have a glamorous 1950’s Italian setting, including live music, singing and a real dog!

Shakespeare’s first play combines rebellious children, banishment, betrayal, girls disguised as boys and the politest band of outlaws you could find.

The Bar and Box Office will be open 45 mins before the start time for you to collect tickets and to purchase refreshments.

Road

“I feel like England’s forcing the brain out me head.”

A Road, a wild night, a drunken tour guide, a journey to the gutter and the stars and back.

“Why’s the world so tough? It’s like walking through meat in high heels.”

Jim Cartwright’s seminal play gives expression to the inhabitants of an unnamed northern road in Eighties Britain.

Royal Court Associate Director John Tiffany directs this new production, thirty years after it was originally staged at the Royal Court.

Turn of the Screw

Turn of the Screw, Henry James’ famous ghost story is rendered fresh, thrilling and moving in Tim Luscombe’s  brand new adaptation.

It’s quite too horrible.
For sheer terror?
For dreadful – dreadfulness! For general uncanny ugliness and horror and pain.
Oh, how delicious!

A young governess agrees to look after two orphaned children in Bly, a seemingly idyllic country house. But shortly after her arrival, she realises that they are not alone. There are others – the ghosts of Bly’s troubled past. The Governess will risk everything to keep the children safe, even if it means giving herself up to The Others.

Decades later she is confronted by the past, compelled to revisit the terrifying events of 1840 and account for what actually happened to her and the innocents under her protection.

This adaptation is faithful to James’ much-loved classic, retaining its much celebrated ambiguity and letting the audience draw their own conclusions about the events in Bly.

Tickets are now available for the Turn of the Screw Backstage Tour and Touch Tour.

Co-produced by the Mercury Theatre Colchester, Dermot McLaughlin Producers and Wolverhampton Grand Theatre.

Things I Know to be True

Following a hugely successful 2016 Australian and UK tour, Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia’s critically acclaimed Things I Know To Be True returns to delight audiences this Autumn.

As beautifully touching as it is funny and bold, Things I Know To Be True tells the story of a family and marriage through the eyes of four grown siblings struggling to define themselves beyond their parents’ love and expectations.

Parents Bob and Fran have worked their fingers to the bone and with their four children grown and ready to fly the nest it might be time to relax and enjoy the roses. But the changing seasons bring home some shattering truths.

Featuring Frantic Assembly’s celebrated physicality, and co-directed by Frantic Assembly’s Tony and Olivier Award nominated Artistic Director Scott Graham and State Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Geordie Brookman, Things I Know To Be True is a complex and intense study of the mechanics of a family that is both poetic and brutally frank.

 

Originally produced in collaboration with Warwick Arts Centre in association with Chichester Festival Theatre and the Lyric Hammersmith. A new play by Andrew Bovell.

Anatomy of a Suicide

Written by Alice Birch and directed by Katie Mitchell.
“My mother always said to Live Big. Live as much as I could.”

Three generations of women.
For each, the chaos of what has come before brings with it a painful legacy.

Anatomy of a Suicide features Adelle Leonce (Torn, Royal Court), Hattie Morahan (A Doll’s House, Young Vic) and Kate O’Flynn (The Glass Menagerie, Duke of York’s) as women from three generations of the same family.

Writer Alice Birch (Revolt, She said, Revolt Again), continues her collaboration with director Katie Mitchell (2071, Cleansed) following Ophelias Zimmer last year, with this exploration of motherhood and the things we inherit.

How The Other Half Loves

Following its critically acclaimed West End revival at the Haymarket, London’s funniest comedy of 2016 embarks on a national tour.
Bob and Fiona clumsily try to cover up their affair but their spouses’ intervention only adds to the confusion. William and Mary Featherstone become stuck in the middle, falsely accused of adultery, with no idea as to how they’ve become involved. The plot culminates in two disastrous dinner parties on successive nights, shown at the same time, after which the future of all three couples seems in jeopardy…
The star cast includes stage and TV actor Robert Daws (The Royal, Outside Edge and Roger Roger) opposite Caroline Langrishe (Lovejoy, Holby City and Judge John Deed), Matthew Cottle (BAFTA-nominated Game On) who transfers direct from the West End production and Sara Crowe (West End credits include Absurd Person Singular and The Constant Wife and on the big screen Four Weddings and a Funeral)

Crazy For You

High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, the acclaimed Watermill Theatre production of Crazy for You is the ultimate feel-good musical starring Tom Chambers (Top Hat and Strictly Come Dancing) and Caroline Flack (Strictly Come Dancing, The X Factor) featuring a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers’ songbook.
Mistaken identities, heartbreak and a wealth of memorable tunes, including I Got Rhythm, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It and Embraceable You all feature in this exhilarating celebration of the great Broadway musicals.

Beautiful

Beautiful – The Carole King musical, the Olivier and Tony award-winning West End show is coming to Norwich as part of its first ever UK tour!
Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit song-writing team, with her husband, to her relationship with fellow writers, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way she wrote the soundtrack to a generation, with countless classics such as Take Good Care Of My Baby, You’ve Got A Friend, It Might As Well Rain Until September and Locomotion.

Snow White

Everyone says Snow White is the most beautiful girl in the land, but when her father, the Kind, remarries, she must escape the clutches of the wicked new Queen! Thank goodness for her beloved nanny, Nurse Nellie, and her best friend Muddles!

“Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” When the Queen doesn’t get the answer she wants, Snow White finds herself in BIG trouble. Lost in the forest, she is rescued by the Seven Dwarfs who promise to keep her safe in their cottage.

Will Snow White escape the Queen’s evil magic? Will the Seven Dwarfs ever get back home from work with all that singing? And will Nellie and Muddles EVER behave?

Starring panto favourites Dale Superville and Antony Stuart-Hicks, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs promises to be a treat for the whole family – a memory to last all year!

The Weir

Winner of the 1997 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Conor McPherson’s chilling modern classic opens at the Mercury Theatre this Autumn prior to embarking on its first ever UK tour in this, its 20th Anniversary year.

In a small Irish town, the locals gather round the crackling fire of Brendan’s bar to pass the hours together, safe from the clutches of a dark night. Huddled away from the howling wind on the Knock, stories of local folklore start toi unfold as quickly as the beer and whiskey flow. As the night thickens, so too the storytellers tunnel ever deeper into their own lives, and perhaps even the life beyond. But as the friends mine their memories of the past, darkly buried secrects being to re-emerge.

A shadowy tale delving into the corners of human experience, The Weir is a co-production with English Touring Theatre, winners of the 2016 UK Theatre Awards’ Best Touring Production accolade for their production of The Herbal Bed.

Directed by Adele Thomas (Knight of the Burning Pestle and The Oresteia – Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre).