January 31 2015 Latest news:
The Manipulate Festival returns with world class visual theatre, innovative puppetry and animation, comedy returns to the Diss Corn Hall, Manet’s paintings featuring in major exhibition, the Julian Costello Quartet and Geno Washington visit, and there is an exciting collaboration between the Eaton Concert Series and the Norfolk Composers Group. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.
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Ever popular Gilbert & Sullivan comic operetta The Pirates of Penzance is staged in King’s Lynn, soul favourites The Commodores pay a rare visit, hotly tipped singer-songwriter Louis Baker plays, musical Sister Act is Norfolk and Norwich Operatic Society’s big show and there is a concert tribute to Jacqueline du Pré. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.
High flying French farce Boeing Boeing touches down at the Maddermarket, the Reduced Shakespeare Company plunder history for the funniest bits, Marlon Davis headlines the latest Off The Kerb comedy night, Sign of the Times is at Bury Theatre Royal and there is Parisian chamber music. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.
Mezzo soprano Sarah Connolly joins the Britten Sinfonia for a programme of American music, crime writer Peter James brings Dead Simple to the stage, Norfolk poet Luke Wright previews his latest show, there is a rare opportunity to see a Jean Cocteau double bill and Deaf Havana frontman James Veck-Gilodi brings his solo project. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.