Norfolk & Norwich Festival

13 - 29 May 2016

Tickets are now on public sale for several highlight shows coming to Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2016.

There are two new additions to the performance programme. Our own Artistic Director, William Galinsky collaborates with some of the country’s most original theatre makers to create a production of The Tempest in Great Yarmouth Hippodrome. Wild Life is a startling piece of theatre that explores the lives of young people and the universal experience of how music makes us feel.

Fierce Light is a major commission from poets, filmmakers and visual artists, in collaboration with Writers’ Centre Norwich. It is part of 14-18 NOW, a national programme of cultural events to commemorate the centenary of World War I.

Renowned for bringing innovation and brilliance to a wide-ranging repertoire, I Fagiolini bring a tasting platter of choral delicacies with Amuse Bouche.

Tireless live performer and committed political activist Billy Bragg performs a solo show in Great Yarmouth Hippodrome, and performing their tenth album The Waiting Room Tindersticks perform an immersive audio-visual concert at OPEN.

Plus [LIVE] ART CLUB is back for Festival 2016, and this year we are looking forward to the most exciting line-up yet of award-winning shows and new work.

The World Premiere of a new commission from Kemal Yusuf will be a highlight of this year’s Festival Chorus; flanked by two masterpieces of nineteenth century Romanticism, the work will be performed by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Race Horse Company bring the UK Premiere of White Nights to the Adnams Spiegeltent for ten nights of sophisticated circus cabaret with an international cast and at Norwich Theatre Royal Aurélien Bory’s Sans Objet  sees an industrial robot star in a spectacular dance with two acrobats.

Leading composer Max Richter and his ensemble to perform selections from SLEEP, his landmark work scored for piano, strings, electronics and voice. Plus star of Oscar-winning film Twenty Feet from Stardom Lisa Fischer, best known for performing with the Rolling Stones, performs her first solo concert in the UK.

Exhilarating and vividly imagined, the acclaimed James Plays trilogy brings to life three generations of Stewart kings who ruled Scotland from 1406 to 1488. At Norfolk Showground Norwich Philharmonic are joined by eight outstanding soloists and several choirs for a spectacular staging of Mahler’s epic and rarely-performed Symphony of a Thousand.

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Eastern Daily Press

Much more will be announced in February 2016 – we hope that you are as excited as we are for the Festival!

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