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Monthly Archive: January 2024

A Magical Night at the Corn Hall

The last time I can recall magic coming to Diss was Morgan and West, and that was in Garboldisham before the refurbished Corn Hall reopened. There is clearly an appetite for it though, as the… read more
Posted in Theatre

Joseph Fiennes Scores a Winner for Dear England

Sport and Stage make uneasy bed fellows, generally requiring two members of any self-respecting pub quiz team. Attempts to dramatize the former, in particular football, have generally fallen short of their goal. It would be… read more
Posted in Film, Theatre

A celebration of Django Reinhardt

The regular jazz evenings at the Corn Hall, hosted by Chris Ingram, always attract a sizeable audience, and their loyalty is invariably rewarded by excellent musicians playing the music they love. The four-piece London Django… read more
Posted in Music

A whip smart script makes for a cracking film

Can it really be over forty years since the first Indiana Jones film? If so, can it really be Harrison Ford running atop a moving train in the latest one? With the assistance of some… read more
Posted in Film

The Cawston Band raises the roof off the Corn Hall

If you've never heard a brass band play live - and these days that sadly places you with the majority – it might be hard to appreciate why those of us who have simply love… read more
Posted in Music

A Special Trip to Cromer

Who would have thought that a German documentary about Cromer would even be a thing, let alone a success, both in producer Jens Meurer's home country and here in the UK. Seaside Special is all… read more
Posted in Film, Norfolk

Mark Watson Embraces Diss

I've seen Mark Watson a few times over the years, and I'm never sure how much of his intended routine ever gets delivered. Such is his conversational, seemingly disconnected, style, it’s tricky you work out… read more
Posted in Comedy

Nolan's Explosive Biopic lights up the screen

Christopher Nolan’s formidable, if occasionally unwieldy, biopic of Robert Oppenheimer is huge in both its scale and ambition. Over the course of its considerable playing time, it interweaves Oppenheimer's time in academia, his romantic entanglements,… read more
Posted in Film

The Ice Wolf Cometh

MISS MIMPLE MEETS THE ICE WOLF - Common Ground Theatre Company Ushering in the New Year in the company of Common Ground Theatre has become something of tradition in the last few years, and one… read more
Posted in Music, Theatre

Bah Humbug!

Just when you thought it was safe to put away the tinsel and the baubles, Simon Callow pops up with a version of Charles Dickens's classic, ghostly tale to remind us that the spirit of Christmas… read more
Posted in Film, Theatre