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.
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.”
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 – 25 years! ) and this concert really gave us a good look at all the brilliant songs she has released over the years.
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.
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 have brought to the Norfolk and Norwich Festival has been touring worldwide since 2013!
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 a moving promenade piece ending in a hilarious musical pun filled picnic.
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.
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 the time mainly consisted of show tunes and 80s rock! (I did discover that I knew a fair few of their songs already though)
Confusingly the first production I saw at this years Norfolk and Norwich Festival was a show called Grand Finale at the Norwich Theatre Royal.
The first post from my amazing trip to Australia is about a theatre show- which was actually one of the last things I did whilst out there. BUT this show finishes on Sunday 24th September so I wanted to post this before then just in case it tempts anyone in and around Brisbane to go!
Fun House was created by Strut & Fret especially for this years Brisbane Festival. They are the same company who created “Limbo” and “Blanc de Blanc” ( both of which have been performed in the UK so fingers crossed for Fun House making the trip overseas.)