What’s on – Decemeber
In Conversation With Lady Glenconner
27 December, 5.30pm-8pm,
Lady Elizabeth Wing, Holkham Hall
The magnificent stately home on the north Norfolk coast will host this amazing event where Lady Glenconner, best-selling author of Lady in Waiting and Murder on Mustique, will be sharing insights about her extraordinary life and what inspired her new novel, A Haunting At Holkham. Lady Glenconner will be joined by David Whiteley, TV and radio presenter, well-known to local audiences as the co-presenter of ITV News Anglia. Tickets cost £45 which includes a drink on arrival and a signed copy of the new book.
Great Yarmouth Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show
12 December-10 January
The Christmas Spectacular, with Jack Jay and Ben Langley plus an incredible international circus cast, combines the festive spirit with the breath-taking magic of the circus. There’s no Christmas show quite like this one and it’s a completely new alternative to the traditional pantomime.
Alternate days 7-12 December, UEA
The University of East Anglia’s (UEA) School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing is presenting a celebration of the plays of Caryl Churchill. Under the season title Love Triangles, third year drama students will present two of her plays, Love and Information and Blue Heart. In the current worldwide climate of political and personal uncertainty the plays, which address questions of identity, politics and love, are extremely relevant.
A Biddy’s Christmas Carol
7-23 December, Biddy’s Tea Room, Norwich and Aylsham
A Biddy’s Christmas Carol is an innovative, playful and faithful adaptation of the story of Ebenezer Scrooge. The Keeper’s Daughter’s take on the Charles Dickens’ classic is quirky and contemporary, with just two actors playing all the parts. This imaginative re-telling of the well-known Victorian tale is an hour long and is suitable for all those aged five and over.
Christmas Quest: Elf Rescue
Until 9 January 2022 (best during daylight hours), Millennium Plain, Norwich
Santa needs you and your team of Christmas Questors to solve the puzzles and free the elves! This is a wonderful, winter outdoor activity for families with children of 7 years old and up. Though this game is aimed at younger players, teams of adults will also enjoy this festive foray into the city of Norwich. The game contains a mix of easy and slightly harder puzzles that both children and adults will enjoy when playing as a team. £9.99, 7yrs+, download onto your phone.