September 21 2014 Latest news:
Bridget Christie, who only the third woman to win the Edinburgh Fringe’s top comedy award, arrives on the back of an award-strewn year, Beccles hosts a Jazz Weekend, Norfolk Winds perform a fascinating programme of compositions, comedian, Rory McGrath and composer Philip Pope visit for an evening of comedy and song, Throwing Muses and reunited with Tanya Donelly. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.
Out There Festival assembles a zany, worldwide cast of international streets artists, circus performers and assorted strange happenings in Great Yarmouth.
The stage has been set for this year’s Out There Festival which promises to be bigger, brasher, bolder and more bonkers than ever before.
Maureen Lipman and Harry Shearer reprise their West End roles in Daytona, Olivier award winning company OperaUpClose return with their dazzling La Traviata, 1980s hit-maker Nik Kershaw plays an intimate solo date, Tayo Aluko tells the life story of actor and singer Paul Robeson and there is ridiculous line dancing and slapstick parody of the western film genre Once Upon A Time In A Western. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.
In the 1970s and 80s there were no Saturday teatime TV stars bigger than Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks — literally, now their story has been turned into a touching and hilarious comedy play, performance poets Mark Grist & Tim Clare go head-to-head, folk musician Benji Kirkpatrick has a solo date, one of London’s most dynamic and versatile chamber orchestras visits and there is a celebration of Roald Dahl. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.