Hannah Williams and The Affirmations – NNF 2019

I visited the Adnams Spiegeltent three times this festival – all for very different shows- and each time the tent was in a very different layout. The final show I saw there was Hannah Williams and the Affirmations. Williams and her 9 piece ensemble took to the stage at 10pm and rocked the Spiegeltent for…

Dressed. -This Egg

The last piece of theatre I saw at this years Norfolk and Norwich Festival was the best thing I have ever seen at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. This Egg are a company of friends that have been making theatre since 2010, going up to Edinburgh, touring and constantly creating new and fun sounding projects. I…

Fake Magic – Norfolk and Norwich Festival

I returned to the Adnams Spiegeltent for a second show this year – the intriguing Fake Magic. Curated by magician Vincent Gambini “Fake magic is a unique show featuring some of the most daring, alternative and cutting edge magicians working in the UK today.”

Beverley Knight -Norfolk and Norwich Festival

I’ve seen Beverly Knight on stage a few times now- mainly in the Bodyguard in London. Which I saw a *few* times. I ❤️ London day seat queues. So when I saw she was coming to Norwich I jumped at the chance to see her. This is her 25th year in the business ( yes…

Boy Blue – Blak Whyte Gray.

At last years Norfolk and Norwich Festival I wrote my first blog about dance. Nothing has changed and much like before, I still know little about dance, and even less about hip-hop. But even with my very small knowledge of the subject, I had heard of the production Blak Whyte Gray- by Boy Blue.

Gravity & Other Myths – A Simple Space

Today’s blog marks the return of the Spiegeltent – a fantastic temporary venue in Chapelfield Gardens. It is the home to many shows, but today we are talking about A Simple Space, by internationally renown Gravity and other Myths. They are an Australian circus troupe that formed in 2009, and the award winning production they…

Wild Longings – Curious Productions

Currently my life revolves around rhododendrons and a stubborn handkerchief tree. So what better way to kick off my 2019 Norfolk and Norwich Festival season by going to see an immersive piece of theatre to do with horticulture. Plants. My life revolves around plants. Although to be honest I cant exactly complain. Wild Longings was…

Finding The One

Everyone searches for the one. I’ve been searching for the last few years now. I thought I had found the one in Merlin. I met him stuck in a muddy field when I moved back to Norfolk in 2016. I fell in love instantly. Born in 1987 like me, he was a little quirky and…

Barely Methodical Troupe – SHIFT

My last visit to this years Norfolk and Norwich Festival was to The Adnams Spiegeltent to see the specially commissioned show SHIFT, by the Barely Methodical Troupe. SHIFT Explores shifting perceptions and realities through power based acrobatics mixing show-stopping circus tricks with the emotional punch of theatre.

Ben Folds and A Piano

I was first introduced to Ben Folds in 2008, when the sound technician at the theatre I worked at used the Ben Folds Five as sound check music. By the end of the week I had to ask him what was playing and it was instantly added to my very small iTunes library- which at…