What’s on this week

Jayne Eyre, Theatre Royal, Norwich – Mon 17 – Sat 22 Jul:

Screenshot from Jane Eyre the movie

Following a critically acclaimed season at the National Theatre, Jane Eye will come to Norwich Theatre Royal for a six-night run next week. The innovative re-imagining of Charlotte Bronte’s masterpiece tells the story of one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment. Directed by Sally Cookson.

Ladies Night with Sara Cox, Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Great Yarmouth – Weds 19 Jul:

A star jockey of a different kind is riding into Great Yarmouth this summer – with a stable full of classic tunes. The popular Ladies Night this year will be joined by Radio 2 and BBC TV Presenter Sara Cox, a keen amateur horse rider. Sara will DJ a range of 80s chart hits after day of racing.

Alien, Ghostbusters & Absolutely Fabulous – The Plantation Garden, Norwich – Thurs 20, Fri 21 & Sat 22 Jul:

Part of the Cinema City series of summer outdoor cinema, the season kicks off this week with sci-fi classic Alien, continuing on Friday with Ghostbusters and rounded the week off with Absolutely Fabulous on Saturday. A further five classic movies will be shown in August. The Planation Gardens, on the Earlham Road, make a the ideal setting for an evening of cinema alfresco.

Holt Festival, Holt – Fri 21 (until 30) Jul:

Now in its 9th year, this hugely popular annual festival attracts a host of bands, singers, actors and comedians to various venues in Holt. With several performances already sold out, booking ahead is essential.

Tom Jones live at Holkham Hall, Holkham – Sun 23 Jul:

The legend that is Tom Jones will perform a string of hits at a spectacular outdoor concert at beautiful Holkham Hall this month, including It’s Not Unusual, Kiss, Delilah, What’s New Pussycat alongside songs from his most recent albums Long Lost Suitcase, Spirit in the Room and Praise & Blame.

A Jolly Summer Garden Party, The Jolly Sailors, Brancaster Staithe – Sun 23 Jul:

This pub certainly knows how to cater for families and this Sunday is no exception. Mr Whippy ice-cream, a BBQ, a host of games, face painting and live music from the Doohickles are all scheduled this Sunday to celebrate the end of term. I’m in!

Beer & Bridges, The Kings Head, Letheringsett – Sun 23 Jul:

Come for supper and enjoy an interesting talk about Holt’s neglected architect William Mindham, who built bridges, chapels and pubs, and designed The Kings Head itself. Hosted by historian Margaret Bird, an evening of great food and fascinating facts is guaranteed.

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