What's On?

THURS 20th NOV .to SAT 29th  NOV.  -  7.30pm  -  TICKETS £12.00 / £10.00 /£8.00  Matinee 2.30pm SAT 1st NOVEMBER

THE NORWICH PLAYERS Present

THE LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE

Directed by Rebecca Wass

Join Foggy, Clegg and Compo for an evening of classic English comedy as they go on one last adventure.
Follow Foggy as he attempts to woo the infamous Nora Batty’s niece, watch the calamity of mistaken identities unfold when a flasher is on the loose and enjoy the havoc Compo causes when he turns up uninvited.

With the help of the ever suffering Clegg, Foggy tries to win the affections of Constance with a selection of crisps and some After Dinner Mints, but the evening doesn’t go quite to plan when Compo appears and is mistaken for a Flasher by the local Special Constable who just happens to be engaged to Constance.

So sit back and enjoy an evening of farcical proportions full of wheelbarrows, lost trousers and a bugle as we return for one more Last of the Summer Wine.

Tues.Dec.2nd - 7.30pm Tickets £14 (Conc £12)

VOODOO ROOM

Paying tribute to both Jimi Hendrix& Cream - Voodoo Room are a stunning new "Power Trio" featuring some of the UK's finest musicians.

They perform an incredible, high energy show, delivered in the true spirit of these legendary superstars.

Their individual credits include: Steve Winwood, Duran Duran, Ben E. King, Fish, Thunder, Jo Harman, Thea Gilmore, Lulu etc etc.
"INCREDIBLE MUSICIANS!"
Neneh Cherry.

"SOUND FANTASTIC"
Judi Spiers - BBC Radio.

www.voodoo-room.com


WEDNESDAY 3RD DECEMBER 7.30PM - TICKETS £12 (£10 CONCESSIONS)

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE

CHRISTMAS CAROL

By John Longenbaugh
Directed by Adam Morley, produced by Claire Bibby
Sponsored by Clarian Ltd

Literature’s favourite quirky detective is infused with the spirit of a crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge in this festive Victorian theatrical treat.  After failed attempts by Dr. Watson to cheer Holmes into celebrating the holiday season, the unrepentant, ill-tempered detective is forced to deduce the facts and solve the most important mystery of his life – past, present and future. Experience a magical mix of Dickens and Doyle … You won’t want to miss this cheery, insightful and truly atmospheric journey with some of literature’s best.
Suggested age: 8+

Audience and Reviewer Quotes:
“Sherlock Holmes and the case of the Christmas Carol is simply breath-taking. The superb quality of the acting, backed up with an incredible array of technical sound and lighting and top notch Direction make this one a 'must see' show”.

“I cannot recommend this show highly enough.”

“I can only highly recommend that you give this show a visit yourself. It is a very enjoyable play, fantastic dialogue, a strong cast and some of the finest moments I have ever enjoyed in a theatre.”

 


THURSDAY 4TH DECEMBER 7.30PM - ALL SEATS £17.50

 

UPBEAT BEATLES

The UPBEAT BEATLES have a BRAND NEW SHOW!
Whether you are a Beatles fanatic or simply a lover of good music – DON’T MISS THIS!

Using projection and narrative, teamed with the pinpoint accurate music and vocals of the band, this show takes you on a “Magical History Tour” - travelling through the ages of The Beatles’ relatively short yet amazing career…….

The Upbeat Beatles recreate the sheer fun, excitement and magnetic power of The Fab Four and their unforgettable music, with their attention to detail and stunningly precise reproduction.

The Beatles were the band that shook the world…….

Now……. Let The Upbeat Beatles ROCK your night!

 


FRIDAY 5th and SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER 7.30PM


ALL SEATS £16.00

THE LOCRIAN ENSEMBLE PRESENTS

For almost two decades the Locrian Ensemble have played to capacity audiences at the Maddermarket, enjoying a truly special relationship with Maddermarket audiences. Now, in their final costumed appearance they present their best-loved show, a musical celebration of the Spirit of Christmas. In a candlelit set, the Locrian Singers provide carol favourites, the ensemble perform carol medleys and seasonal surprises, and the evening is introduced by their cellist and musical director, Justin Pearson. A Festive Finale, not to be missed.


SUNDAY 7TH DECEMBER 7.30PM - ALL SEATS £17.00

 

ALBION CHRISTMAS BAND

For most people Christmas 2014 will bring with it the annual round of festivities, parties and pantomimes and all the hectic preparations. For the Albion Christmas Band it also signals the start of their annual xmas tour. The band’s inaugural appearance was 17 December 1999 – the first night of a six date tour. This year, the band that forms each year for its winter tour and then disbands until the next season will visit seventeen venues. The well-planned tour has ensured the band will visit all parts of the country for audiences to enjoy a taste of Christmas without the commercialism.

The band evolved from special Christmas shows by the last incarnation of the Albion Band. On a suggestion from Simon Care, a previous Albion band member himself, Ashley ‘The Guv’nor’ Hutchings brought together two other previous Albion Band members to create an autonomous band to present a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain. Performing a mixture of seasonal carols, spoken word, humorous readings and dance, the show is the antithesis of the Christmas special shows filling television screens, reminding audiences of the simpler pleasures and values of a traditional Christmas.

The Albion Christmas Band features the combined talents of Simon Nicol (founder member of Fairport Convention) on acoustic guitar and vocals, Kellie While (Albion Band), acoustic guitar, vocals and percussion, Simon Care (Edward II), melodeons, and the Guv'nor himself, Ashley Hutchings, (founder of Fairport Convention, Albion Band, and Steeleye Span) on bass guitar and vocals.


THE BORROWERS by Mary Norton, adapted by Charles Way

Following the success of their last two Christmas shows, The Snow Queen and The Railway Children, the Maddermarket wanted to build on their reputation for offering quality original entertainment for the family and THE BORROWERS, written by Mary Norton in 1952 and adapted for the stage by Charles Way, was an obvious if elusive choice.

An adventurous, heart-warming Christmas treat for children aged 6+ and their bigger 'human beans', it is a wonderful story of the "tiny" Clock family, who live beneath the floorboards of a large Victorian house and "borrow" from the big people above to survive.
The one danger that lurks above our tiny family is being seen by the "human beans", so when the boy staying in the house discovers their presence their lives change forever as they are forced to face the dangers of the giant outside world.

THE BORROWERS was a popular BBC series in the early 90’s and in 2011 a BBC Production starring Stephen Fry, Victoria Wood and Christopher Eccleston was equally successful.

Wednesday 31st December 8.30pm - 2am


Must Close Saturday presents

HELEN McDERMOTT & ADRIAN WRIGHT in

NEW YEAR’S EVE MUSIC HALL

with Susie Turner, John Knowles, Annette Jude and The Twiddly Bits

See in the New Year in style with this delightful gala evening of laughter and music starring the Anglia TV Legend Helen McDermott and Adrian Wright.

Tickets include a welcome drink, buffet and a glass of bubbly to see in the New Year!

TICKETS £30.00

Your evening line up:
8.30pm, champagne reception.
9pm, start of show
10pm until 11pm, Buffet & Bubbly.
11pm second half of show, Including midnight celebration.
12.15am until 2am, Meet the cast, dancing, socialising.

Suggested Dress Code: Dinner Jacket & Evening Wear.