Shows – enjoy live theatre, comedy and music with us in 2022

Shows

* Updated 18 March*

Checked out our what’s on pages yet? We’ve shows that’ll make you think, laugh and cry. Enjoy internationally acclaimed writers, homegrown talent, the theatre-makers of tomorrow and TV’s brightest comedians.

Jason Raper, our new 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.” 

Gender, trust, identity and love are explored in Raising Cain Productions’ dark comedy thriller My Other Half on 19 April. It was such a hit it was chosen to be part of last year’s Holt Festival.

When young couple H and B switch bodies, they must learn to face their problems from a new perspective. The more they learn, the more their lives descend into chaos.

We love new writing so are thrilled to be part of this year’s NT Connections. Each year, the National Theatre commissions 10 new plays, bringing together some of the UK’s most exciting writers and promising performers.

Our theatre company performed Miriam Battye’s Find a Partner! on 12 February, a gameshow about coupledom. Who’s in, who’s out? Who likes who? Who gets a say and who gets to choose? You can catch it again during the festival run in April.

Participants at our sister venue The Workshop, in King’s Lynn, are staging Fionnuala Kennedy’s Hunt on 9 April. Memories and old grudges reawaken when a group of teens revive their old game of manhunt.

Mustard Theatre Company bring Paula Hawkins’ novel The Girl On The Train to the stage on 6 May. Rachel Watson’s longing for a different life leads her down a dark path when the woman she’s been secretly watching vanishes.

Frozen Light, based here at The Garage, are back with Fire Songs, 17-21 May. It’s part of this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival and is an epic musical sensory adventure for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).

We’ve a great comedy line-up.

We’re arranging a new date for George Egg Movable Feast. Gorge yourself on the anarchist cook’s hilarious handy hacks as he whips up gourmet food using unconventional equipment.

We’re also arranging a new date for Spitting Image star Luke Kempner’s new show Macho Macho Man. The master mimic will be trying to work out what masculinity really means with the help of some famous “friends”.

Britain’s Got Talent stars and Edinburgh Fringe favourites The Noise Next Door will put you In Charge on 5 May. The quick-witted quartet are known for spinning audience suggestions into gold, but this will be next level anarchy.

Did you know Steve Bugeja Tried to Start His Own Nickname? Here on 17 June, you may’ve heard him on numerous BBC Radio 4 shows, including Economics with Subtitles; and TV programmes like The Russell Howard Hour and Love Island: Aftersun.

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 on 21 October with new tour Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me, Glenn I’m Sixty Moore.

Music-lovers out there might be thinking “what about us?”

On 1 April we’ve The Retelling: Expect TrebleWe’ve turned our theatre over to our HNC Performing Arts students – who’ve turned into the swankiest spot in town!

Grab a drink from the bar, pull up a chair and let us take you on a journey through musical theatre from Tick Tick Boom to Hamilton, and everything in between. The evening show will be followed by a set by local band Amelia and the Love Fools, an Unsigned programme graduate. 

Singer-songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire Nick Harper returns 23 June to perform his latest album Phantastes. It explores the parallels of the 19th Century fantasy novel of the same name and the start of Nick’s own love story from 1982. 

Is there a show, comedian, band or artist you’d like to see at The Garage? Hit us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and who knows?

If you’re interested in taking a creative class or course you can find out more here and hereOur friendly front of house team is happy to answer any questions. 

Give them a call on 01603 283382 or email [email protected]. You can find our latest Covid policy here.

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