Arts & Culture
2024 is set to be a fantastic year with a stellar range of shows heading to Norwich Theatre. There’s something for all the family, from toe-tapping musicals and West End spectaculars, to performances that will have you guessing and laughing in equal measure. You will need to book fast to avoid missing out on these highly sought-after tickets.
She Go Looks Back At 2023
10-21 Jan | Playhouse
Shake off the Noo Yare blues with She Go as she casts a mascara’d eye over her favourite Norfolk news stories of 2023. Expect fun, filth, songs, slides and a heartfelt tribute to Mike Liggins.
Swan Lake Varna International Ballet
9 Feb | Royal
Varna International Ballet returns for a new season in 2024 with three new ballets, including Swan Lake. The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score.
Bonnie and Clyde
12 – 16 Mar | Royal
Discover the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire nation. Fearless, shameless and alluring, this award-winning musical has garnered a mass following, much like the infamous pair themselves.
15 Mar | Playhouse
Packed with personality and humour, Crooners has been wowing audiences with its witty and exhilarating show full of hilarious one-liners, laugh out loud silliness and superb musical numbers with the outstanding 9-piece; The Mini Big Band.
Shrek the Musical
26 – 30 Mar | Royal
Join Shrek and his trusty sidekick, Donkey, as they set out on a quest to defeat the fearsome dragon and rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona. With a heartwarming story and a cast of unforgettable characters, this musical extravaganza is a journey you won’t want to miss.
2 – 6 Apr | Royal
The story of the Calendar Girls launched a global phenomenon: a million copycat calendars, a record-breaking movie, a stage play and now a musical written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth.
16 – 20 Apr | Royal
Based on the classic Tim Burton movie and featuring the hauntingly beautiful music of Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, Matthew Bourne and his New Adventures Company return to this witty, bittersweet story of an incomplete boy left alone in a strange new world.
The Boy at the Back of the Class
23 Apr – 27 Apr | Royal
Told from a child’s perspective, balancing heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class highlights the power of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn’t always make sense and reminds us that everyone needs a place to call home.
Drop the Dead Donkey
7 – 11 May | Royal
Thirty years since the launch of the trailblazing, smash-hit TV series, the Globelink News team is back and now live on stage for the very first time. Bursting with razor-sharp wit and classic British humour, this hot off-the-press production will leave you in stitches
3 – 8 Jun | Royal
The world’s best-loved musical is back. After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy, are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more?
The 39 Steps
18 – 22 Jun | Royal
Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller, The 39 Steps, brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage. Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero, Richard Hannay, complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache.
2 – 6 July | Royal
As the bodies pile up, our infamous colourful characters uncover each other’s mysteries and secrets as they dart from room to room, trying to escape the murderer and survive the night.
9 – 13 Jul | Royal
When fashionista Cruella de Vil plots to swipe all the Dalmatian puppies in town to create her fabulous new fur coat, there’s trouble ahead for Pongo and Perdi and their litter of adorable, tail-wagging young pups. This classic canine caper is brought to life on stage with spectacular puppetry, show-stopping choreography, witty songs and irresistible puppies!
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
24 – 29 Sep | Royal
A truly scrumptious musical based on the timeless children’s story. This ravishing award-winning musical is bursting with unforgettable songs by the Sherman Brothers, including Toot Sweets, Truly Scrumptious and, of course, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Come From Away
15 – 26 Oct | Royal
This smash hit show shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11, and the small Newfoundland community.