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Magical Comedy delivered Just like that

Given the ubiquity of tribute bands that make an honest living pretending to be someone else, it’s perhaps surprising that the idea doesn't branch out into other forms of entertainment.  Admittedly, I've seen the likes… read more
Posted in Comedy, Theatre

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

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

A Magical Seasonal Treat for All the Family

The Corn Hall has hosted a Christmas pantomime for many years, but this is the first created in house, and it's a gamble that has paid off handsomely. The ensemble cast and crew may not… read more
Posted in Pantomime, Theatre

Sprowston Boy is a winner

In the mid 80s, salesman Geoff Whiting and coal merchant Kenny Blanch bought a racehorse and named it after the road they both grew up on. The horse went on to romp home ahead of… read more
Posted in Theatre

A Timely reminder of the horrors of conflict

It was nearly one hundred years ago that RC Sherriff's extraordinary treatise on life in the trenches was first performed in the West End. And yet, in both its language and sensibilities, Roughcast's staging of… read more
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Julian Dutton salutes John Le Mesurier

Julian Dutton's tribute to John Le Mesurier, the actor best known for his role in Dad's Army, was an affectionate but candid look at the life of a man that met triumph and disaster, and… read more
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A compelling drama of chilling relevance

At 8.15 in the morning, on the 6th August 1945, the United States unleashed the terrible power of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Michael Mears’s The Mistake is a complex and involving play that offers… read more
Posted in Theatre