NewsUncategorized Published 2 March 2011

Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2011

Line-up includes work by Ontroerend Goed and Graeae.

Rosanna Hall

Details have been announced for the Norfolk and Norwich festival 2011,  the fourth biggest city festival in the UK.

In 2010 it had its most successful year to date, attracting 278,000 people. This year William Galinsky has taken over as artistic director, replacing Jonathan Holloway who have taken up the post as director for the Perth International Arts Festival in Australia.

The 2011 festival features a diverse programme of events including music and theatre. Performers this year span the globe with Staff Benda Bilili, the world celebrated street musicians from the Congo; renowned Portuguese fado artist Mariza; Australian circus performers in the Spiegeltent; Thai dance from the Pichet Klunchun dance company; and challenging political theatre from Iran’s
Mehr Theatre Group, with Where Were You on January 8th?

Norwich’s EPIC Studios will host a triple bill of productions from Iran, Argentina and France, including work by Marianno Pensotti, who is returning to the festival with a production performed on a constantly revolving stage, The Past is a Grotesque Animal. There will also be a staging of Ted Hughes’ The Iron Man by Graeae and L’Effet de Serge, a new work from French theatre maker Phillippe Quesne. Flemish theatre company Ontroerend Goed will be performing A Game of You and comedian Daniel Kitson will be relating the tale of The Interminable Suicide of Gregory Church.

The Festival will run from 6 – 21 May 2011. For further details, visit: Norfolk and Norwich Festival

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Rosanna Hall is a contributor to Exeunt Magazine

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