* Updated 22 August*
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Jason Raper, our venue supervisor, said: “It’s great to see the theatre so busy. We’ve already announced some fantastic theatre, comedy and music and we’ve some exciting stuff still to tell you about so watch this space.”
The Whiting’s on the Wall returns with Voices of Norfolk: The Tide Comes Somehow Across (7 September). Developed via interviews and community workshops, it’s a one-woman show celebrating the true stories of Norfolk’s older generation. If you liked There’s No Place Like Cromer back in 2020, you’ll enjoy this.
Abalone’s day off work isn’t going well in The Last Motel (28 September). An armed robbery leaves him with local vicar Eve stuffed in the boot of his car. A darkly comedic psychological thriller described as homespun Coen Brothers with more theatrical flair. We interviewed writer Jeremy Fletcher here.
Connection, love and music are explored in Learning to Fly (30 September). It’s the story of writer and performer James Rowlands’ teenage friendship with the scary old lady who lived in the
spooky house on his street.
Satellites (1 October) is by one of The Garage Trust’s community producers, Natalie Songer. It’s an epic, bittersweet story of heritage, disappearance and space travel written between Europe and America.
Amy Trigg’s acclaimed debut Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me (7 October) is a hilarious, heart-warming tale about how s**t our wonderful lives can be. Winner of the Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2020, it focuses on Juno. Born with spina bifida, she’s now clumsily navigating her 20s amid street healers, love, loneliness – and the feeling of being an unfinished project.
Christopher Nibble (29 October) is a tale of dandelion daring-do for ages 2-7. Topsy Turvy Theatre blend energetic storytelling, handmade puppets and original music in this uplifting story of one guinea pig’s selfless mission to halt the disappearance of the delicious dandelion forever.
There Was a Little Girl (10-11 November) is the debut solo show from Millie Wood-Downie. She’s an award-winning queer, artist/producer and poet who works at the cross section of activism, live performance and creative experiences. Part quest, part drag, part bingo, this multifaceted one person show strives to find a new approach to gender discourse. A witty, unflinching and truthful insight into growing up opposing the female narrative whilst being covered in 90s/00s nostalgia galore.
Daytime Deewane (17 November) is inspired by the daytime raves of 1990s British Asian culture. Exploring the beauty and struggle of living with a multi-cultural identity as a teenager it’s part gig, part immersive theatre show.
My First: Into The Snow Globe (15-31 December) is for ages 0-5. Can you help explorer Lucy discover the secret land of The Snow Globe? Battle blizzards, build snowmen, sling snowballs and make friends with a yeti on the way.
We’ve got some great comedy coming up.
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nominee Glenn Moore has been called one of the best joke writers of his generation.
It’s earnt him spots on shows like Mock The Week and the Stand-Up Sketch Show. He’s here with new tour Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me, Glenn I’m Sixty Moore. (21 October)
Rob Auton: The Crowd Show (18 February, 2023) is the writer, actor and podcaster’s latest comedy / theatre / spoken word show.
Hag (25 March, 2023) is the new show from Taskmaster and Live At The Apollo star Sophie Duker, deal with it.
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Like the Coen Brothers, Quentin Tarantino and David Lynch? You’ll love new darkly comedic psychological thriller The Last Motel. Abalone’s desperate. He’s taken a day