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King’s lynn Festival promises to be a treat for everyone

The 67th King’s Lynn Festival will serve up another feast of music and the arts featuring world-famous names in a two-week programme.

The Red Shoes.  Dominic North as Julian Craster, Ashley Shaw as Victoria Page. Ohoto by Johan Persson

REVIEW: The Red Shoes, Theatre Royal Norwich

The Lord of the Dance, Matthew Bourne brings his new show, his first since 2011, to Norwich for a sell out run this week. He’s had the idea of making a piece out of the 1948 movie for about 20 years and started to actively work on it three years ago.

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LtoR - Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Deputy Leader and portfolio holder for Culture, Heritage and Health at the Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk thanks Alive Leisure board members Abbie Panks and Avril Wright  at St Georges Guildhall, for their pledge to support the St George's Guildhall complex development project with a contribution of �10,000

Alive Leisure pledges its support to historic King’s Lynn building

Lynn’s St George’s Guildhall is facing a bright future after a £10,000 donation towards a major project to re-develop the 15th century building.

Britt Quentin in Thriller 2917 UK tour

REVIEW:Thriller, Theatre Royal Norwich

Thriller Live, Theatre Royal Norwich

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West Norfolk G&S The Mikado appeal

REVIEW: The Mikado, West Norfolk Gilbert and Sullivan Society, King’s Lynn Arts Centre

Another year, another triumph for WNG&S as they serve up a slick version of the double-act’s classic.

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John Partridge in La Cage Aux Follies

REVIEW: La Cage aux Folles, Theatre Royal Norwich

La Cage aux Folles burst on to the scene as a pioneering movie in the 1970s and grabbed the headlines for its examination of a more unconventional love story: the relationship between drag artist Albin and his partner, Georges, and his son, Jean-Michele.

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Downham Grange nursing home residents enjoyed a visit to the panto in King's Lynn. Pictured are: Cornelia Longhurst, left, with KLFM's Posh Charles who plays the Broker's Man. Photo: SUBMITTED. ANL-161221-104046001

Downham Market care home residents enjoy festive pantomime outing

Residents of a care home in Downham enjoyed some festive cheer during a seasonal pantomime outing recently.

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Brexit sprout gag is nation’s favourite cracker joke

A Brexit-themed joke about Brussels sprouts beat similar puns targeting Jeremy Corbyn, Roy Hodgson and Sports Direct to the title of best modern festive cracker joke.

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REVIEW: Jack and the Beanstalk, Theatre Royal Norwich

Yee haw - there’s a wacky Wild West theme to East Anglia’s biggest panto this year as Nodge City is the setting for the popular tale of Jack and the Beanstalk.

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Eboni Bunn, 14, whose family are fundraising in the hope of gathering ?25,000 so she can buy a special chair so she can feel free and independent. ANL-161210-124147001

Hunstanton’s Eboni, 14, nears £25k wheelchair appeal target

The Norfolk Masonic Lodges presents a cheque for £2,000 to Eboni Bunn on Sunday, following a matinee of Jack and the Beanstalk, at the Princess Theatre, Hunstanton.

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Lantern show to light up Heacham

A spectacular Victorian family Christmas magic lantern show full of humour, magical effects and melodrama, comes to Heacham tomorrow.

Photo-call at King's Lynn Corn Exchange for the 2016 Cinderella Pantomime
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REVIEW: Cinderella at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange

A ball will be had by all at this year’s panto production of Cinderella at the Corn Exchange in Lynn, with more than two hours of non-stop entertainment.

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Review: Terrington St Clement pantomime Sleeping Beauty

Review: Terrington St Clement pantomime Sleeping Beauty

Besides the pressures of having to put on a grand final performance of the Terrington Community Fund production of Sleeping Beauty, the cast had to contend with an hour-long power cut before they could start properly!

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King's Lynn Players to stage Legally Blonde, pictured is Bryony Ding ANL-160920-112415001

Review: Legally Blonde, The Musical, King’s Lynn Players, Guildhall

Omigod You Guys ... this is something to be savoured from the King’s Lynn Players.

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REVIEW: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Norwich Theatre Royal: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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Sue Baxter as Glad and Rodger Bilverstone as Bill in "Players Angels"

Review: “Players Angels” by Swaffham Players

Amanda Whittington’s delicate drama about the lives of women working in the John Player Cigarette factory was Swaffham Players’ latest production at the Barn Theatre at the Sacred Heart Convent School.

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Thursford is the place to be at Christmas

A three-hour extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, comedy and variety. Yes, it can only be the Thursford Christmas Spectacular.

Dad's Army cast members photo-call for KLODS latest production King's Lynn ANL-161025-075829009

REVIEW: Dad’s Army, King’s Lynn Operatic and Dramatic Society, Guildhall

Has there ever been a better loved sitcom on British television than Dad’s Army? Hard to think of one, and last night at the Guildhall in Lynn, KLODS staged a spirited re-creation of three of its most classic episodes.

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South Wootton houses rehearsals for The Mikado

Rehearsals for West Norfolk Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s vibrant production of The Mikado, are under way at North Wootton Village Hall.

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