Prince Stroppy Pants and the Christmas Caper

His Royal Highness the Prince is the bossiest, stroppiest, snottiest Prince that ever did live.

He is rude and he is lazy and worst of all he is given everything that he asks for.
“I want more presents!” whines the Prince
“I want it to snow right now and to go skiing in the garden!” he demands
“Yes your Highness” reply the servants

But one day he asks for the unthinkable…
“I want Father Christmas’ Magical Sleigh and I WANT IT NOW!!!!”
And his dad the Right Royal King set out to find it. After a week of waiting the Prince starts to worry, after a month he is scared.
“Where is my daddy! I want him now!”
Will the Prince get his daddy back? Will he learn some manners along the way? Babbling Vagabonds are back with a new festive tale for Christmas 2017.

The Wizard of Oz

n a brand-new adaptation of L Frank Baum’s ‘The Wizard of Oz’, the Oddsocks troupe invite you to meet Dorothy as you’ve never seen her before.

Will the Scarecrow find a brain?

The Lion some courage?

The Tin Man a heart?

The Audience some ice cream?

The “irresistibly anarchic” Oddsocks Productions are bringing another classic adventure to life with a hearty dollop of their trademark comedy: new songs, familiar faces and laughs aplenty! Join the Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Man as they travel through the weird and wonderful land of Oz, encountering Wet Witches, Flying Monkeys, Poisonous Poppies and a multitude of Munchkins along the way! What could possibly go wrong?

Miss Saigon

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg’s legendary musical Miss Saigon is embarking on a major UK Tour. A recent smash hit in the West End and currently playing on Broadway, this epic production with a company of 60 lands in Norwich, August 2018.

In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17 year-old Kim is forced to work in a Saigon bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American GI named Chris but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son.

Jersey Boys

(5 stars) “Fight for a ticket to see Jersey Boys” (Manchester Evening News)
(5 stars) What’s On Stage; Time Out; Daily Express

The internationally acclaimed stage sensation, Jersey Boys is working its way back to Norwich!

This smash hit musical has won 57 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Jersey Boys tells the true life story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote their own songs, invented their own unique sound, and sold 100 million records worldwide.

Featuring hit after legendary hit including Beggin’, December 1963 (Oh What A Night), Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Walk Like A Man, Bye Bye Baby, Big Girls Don’t Cry and many more, Jersey Boys is a story full of heart, humour and “sheer musical razzmatazz” (The Sunday Express) you will simply never forget.

Please be aware Jersey Boys contains genuine New Jersey language which may not be suitable for younger audiences – parental guidance advised.

Legally Blonde

“So much fun it should be illegal!”

OMG you guys!!

Legally Blonde the Musical is coming to Norwich Theatre Royal!

Starring Rita Simons (Roxy Mitchell in BBC’s Eastenders) as Paulette Bonafonte, Lucie Jones (Eurovision UK representative 2017, other Musical Theatre credits include Rent, Les Miserables, Ghost, We Will Rock You) as Ellie Woods and Bill Ward (James Barton in Emmerdale, Charlie Stubbs in Coronation Street) as Professor Callahan.

The smash hit Broadway and West End Musical based on the best loved movie follows sorority sister Elle Woods who, after being dumped, puts down the credit cards and picks up the books to bag herself a place at the prestigious Harvard Law School to try and win him back. Packing up her trusty pooch, Bruiser, and with the support of her new friends she learns that you can be both smart and fashionable.

This all singing, all dancing romantic comedy is totally what you want, so bend and snap up your tickets today!

Imperium Part 2: Dictator | Adaption by Mike Poulton

Cicero, the greatest orator of his age, devoted all his energy and cunning to preserve the rule of law, and defend Rome’s Republic against the predatory attacks of political rivals, discontented aristocrats, and would-be military dictators.

Imperium follows Cicero’s triumphs and disasters, through power struggles, civil wars, and personal highs and lows, told through the eyes of Tiro, his loyal secretary. A backstage view of Rome at its most bloody and brutal.

PART II: DICTATOR

Cicero has retired from politics. Julius Caesar – dictator, and commander of Rome’s armies – is assassinated. Cicero sees his death as an opportunity to restore the Republic but the assassins, Brutus and Cassius, dither as power in Rome begins to fall into the lap of Mark Antony.

Determined to prevent Antony imposing a military dictatorship on Rome, Cicero forms an unlikely alliance with the 19-year-old great-nephew and heir of Julius Caesar. Confident that he can control the boy and use him to destroy Mark Antony, Cicero sets out to save the Republic.

Imperium Part I: Conspirator | Adaption by Mike Poulton

Cicero, the greatest orator of his age, devoted all his energy and cunning to preserve the rule of law, and defend Rome’s Republic against the predatory attacks of political rivals, discontented aristocrats, and would-be military dictators.

Imperium follows Cicero’s triumphs and disasters, through power struggles, civil wars, and personal highs and lows, told through the eyes of Tiro, his loyal secretary. A backstage view of Rome at its most bloody and brutal.

PART I: CONSPIRATOR

Cicero is elected consul by a unanimous vote of the Roman people. Catiline, his aristocratic rival, is furious in defeat and refuses to accept the results of the election. He swears a blood oath to destroy Cicero, murder the government, and take Rome by force. Behind the conspiracy, Cicero suspects, lurks Julius Caesar – young, ruthless, popular with the Roman mob and greedy for absolute power. As law and order begins to break down, who controls the mob controls Rome: Cicero, Catiline, Caesar or the charming but vicious playboy, Publius Clodius?

The Kite Runner

Following an outstanding West End run, this unforgettable theatrical tour de force comes to Norwich Theatre Royal. Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.

Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither Hassan nor Amir can foresee the terrible incident which will shatter their lives forever.

‘An enthralling tale beautifully told’ (Daily Telegraph)
‘The Kite Runner soars…very moving – you would have to be made of stone not to be deeply affected’ (The Independent)

Dido, Queen of Carthage | Christopher Marlowe

What is your identity if your nation has been destroyed? Fleeing a war-torn Troy, Aeneas is a refugee seeking new roots and a new identity in Europe.

Queen Dido is ready to help him when meddling Gods intervene and turn help into an all-consuming love.

Do they follow their hearts or fulfil their political destinies?

Marlowe’s first play is the rarely told story of the intensity of human passion and a woman of strength and brilliance who refused to be silenced.

Matthew Bourne’s ‘Cinderella’

Following the sold-out and critical success of The Red Shoes and Sleeping Beauty, New Adventures return to Norwich Theatre Royal with one of their most popular and beloved productions, Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella – a thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War.
Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance.

A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.
Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella takes the audience into the heart of Prokofiev’s magnificent score, and the sights and sounds of war-torn London, with surround sound designed by Paul Groothuis, and a specially commissioned recording of a 60 piece orchestra, Lez Brotherston’s Olivier Award winning designs and lighting by Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin.

A valentine to the power of love (LA Times)