Mon 23 - Sun 29 July 2018:
Rainbow Heart, Arts Centre, Norwich, Tues 24 July
Norwich Arts Centre has a great calendar of events celebrating Norwich Pride, designed to make you think, question, laugh and celebrate.
“What happens when you tumble out of the closet and find yourself trying to work out exactly where you are on the gender and sexuality spectrum?”
Rainbow Heart, the new musical show from The Bleeding Obvious endeavours to describe the experience through songs and tales of joy, grief, happiness, loss, discovery and defiance.
It’s been referred to as “hilarious”, “thoughtful” and “astounding”. With catchy songs and stories to make you giggle, let The Bleeding Obvious take you on a rollercoaster rainbow ride.
Book tickets £10-11.50
The Railway Children Out door Theatre, Holkham Hall, Wed 25 July
This classic children’s story is bought to the stage within the beautiful walled gardens at Holkham Hall. Bloomers at the ready to wave and cheer as we follow Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis and their journey to discover the mystery of what happened to their father.
Book tickets £10-14 (£43 family ticket)
Grease – Youth Company production, Theatre Royal Norwich, Wed 25 – Sat 28 July
It’s THE high school musical and we’ll be singing and dancing in the aisles to all the classics – You’re The One That I Want, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and Beauty School Drop Out.
Book tickets £10-14
Life Drawing with Dogs, The Birdcage, Norwich, Thurs 26 July
Yep you read correctly, how fabulous! If you’re creative and love dogs, then we’ve found you the perfect night out!
Laugh in the Park Festival of Comedy, Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich Thurs 26 – Sun 29 July
Laugh in the Park brings you four nights of hilarity in Chapelfield Park. Some great names this year including local comedy duo The Nimmo Twins, Raymond & Mr Timpkins, Felicity Ward, Stuart Goldsmith Comedian, Jarred Christmas, Nish Kumar, Mike Gunn, Micky P Kerr, John Mann, Reginald D Hunter, Lauren Pattison, Christian Schulte-Loh, and Clint Edwards!
Book tickets £22-25
Stephen Bailey, Norwich Theatre Royal (Stage 2), Fri 27 July
Meet our new fav potty-mouthed best friend – ginger, gay and northern, a black belt in Tae Kwon-Do, a degree in Languages, loves a conspiracy theory and named one of Attitude Magazine’s Top 100 Bachelors of the Year. His friendly, gossipy humour makes him worthy of our Muddy Must see this week!
Book tickets £12-14
#Norfolk Day, everywhere, Fri 27 July
The momentum behind the first-ever Norfolk Day continues to grow. There are over 100 events and ideas to help communities celebrate Norfolk on Friday, July 27. Keep an eye on twitter to see what’s happening near you as far too much to list!
La Voix: Hello La Voix, Playhouse, Norwich, Fri 27 July
La Voix is the larger than life Star from Absolutely Fabulous The Movie and Britains’s Got Talent Semi Finalist
Featuring live musicians, comedy, singing and vocal impersonations from Cher to Shirley Bassey. La Voix spares no Diva and this is one hot ticket you don’t want to miss!
Book tickets £17.50 – £20
The Soul Train, Open, Norwich Sat 28 July
The Norwich Soul Train is back – dress up, get down!!
Taking you on an uplifting journey filled with Funk, Soul, Disco and Motown classics, leading you along the tracks and grooves with those licks of hard hitting horns, punchy rhythms and storming beats!
Expect dancing, extra lighting and visuals & make up artists giving 60s, 70s & 80s looks to those who want to get in the groove, and a whole lot of soul!
Book tickets £7-10
Worstead Festival, Worstead, Sat 28 – Sun 29 July
A lovely day out with something for everyone – highlights include the best of Norfolk’s artisan producers and demonstrations from top local chefs. A Pimms & Prosecco bar (that’s me sorted), two music stages, dog show, a horticultural show, an art gallery, a flower show, and much much more!
Pay on the entry £5 (under 12’s free)
Norwich Pride, Norwich, Sat 28 July
Celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary – Norwich Pride will be taking over the city with a parade, music, food, events. Fingers crossed the sun will be shining as this always promises to be a glorious, colourful and party fuelled day celebrating our beautiful diverse city.
The Norfolk Comedy Festival, Green Dragon Tavern, Wymondham, Sun 29 July
As part of the #Norfolk Day celebrations and in collaboration with Hooma Comedy Club – local comedians will be performing from 2pm onwards at our award winning destination pub!
From ‘Normal for Norfolk’ and ‘Second Hand Scott’ to ‘The Intellectual Hooligans’ and ‘That Was The Quiz That Was’ – this sounds like a fab afternoon to kick back with a few friends, have a few giggles and see what our local comedy scene has to offer!
Book tickets £6.50 – call the Green Dragon Tavern on 01953 607907
Theatre in the Garden, Gooderstone Water Gardens, Gooderstone, Sun 29 July
We love a bit of our door theatre on a summers evening and this is a new location for Muddy. Gooderstone Water Gardens hosts Oscar Wild’s “A Woman of No Importance” performed by DOT Productions.
Blankets, picnic baskets and prosecco at the ready!
Book tickets £12
Dave Gorman: Work in Progress, Playhouse, Norwich, Sun 29 – Tues 31 June
One of my absolute favourites – Dave Gorman, the man behind Dave TV’s hit show Modern Life Is Goodish, Are You Dave Gorman and Googlewhack Adventure. He’s back on the road with his brand new live show, With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint.
As the title suggests, he’s bringing his laptop and projector screen with him so expect the ‘King of Powerpoint comedy’ to have more detailed analysis of those parts of life you’ve never stopped to think about before!
Book now £15
Norfolk Museums, Norfolk, July
The summer holidays stretch out ahead of us and there’s always plenty to do at the museums across Norfolk to keep the little ones busy – check out their website for a full programme.
The Go Go Hare Trail, Norfolk, now – Sun 8 Sept
50 beautifully hand painted hares have been placed across Norwich and a further 18 are located around Norfolk to form the Go Go Hare city and county trails.
Trail maps are available from the tourist information office in The Forum and various tourist spots around the county. You can also download it from the Go Go Hare website. New this year, an App which might even keep the older ones engaged (the App costs £1.99 and Break will receive £1 from the sale).
Personally, this year I will be adopting the tortoise approach and eke out as many days entertainment as possible!