The Norfolk and Norwich Festival, taking place in May 2019 has revealed the first eight shows from its programme.

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The festival will once again take place over 17 days, from the 10th to 26th May and will feature work and events by artists from around the world, and the region.

Festival director, Daniel Brine, said: “I’m thrilled to be announcing some of the first productions for 2019. These are the beginnings of our plans for next year, which is shaping up to be an exciting and varied festival and I look forward to sharing the full programme at the end of February.”

Selected programme announcements

The Adelaide based contemporary circus company, Gravity & Other Myths, will present their award-winning production, A Simple Space, in Norwich for the first time from 15th to 26th May. The production will see seven acrobats and a live percussionist take to the stage to headline The Adnams Spiegeltent.
Boy Blue, the seminal hip-hop dance company, will present their Olivier Award-nominated Blak Whyte Gray at Norwich Theatre Royal on 14th May.

Other productions at the theatre will include the UK premiere of a production, Bells and Spells, by Moliere Award-winner Victoria Thierrée Chaplin (17th May) and an intimate show of performing pieces from Chilly Gonzales’ album Solo Piano (15th May).

The festival will also feature a trilogy of story-telling shows, to celebrate the theatre company Hoipolloi’s 25th anniversary, with their artistic director Shôn Dale-Jones. The three shows will include The Duke (15th and 18th May), Me & Robin Hood (16th and 18th May) and The Ladder (17th and 18th May).

Thomas Adès and Britten Sinfonia will conclude their performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with a return to the Norfolk and Norwich Festival on 25th May.

Group information

Groups can benefit from an offer that will provide a free ticket, when nine are purchased.

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