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"It was nice to be able to do something to show how good Norfolk is" - performer, Norfolk's Day in the Dome.

Dome echoes to Norfolk story

- by Mark Nicholls, Eastern Daily Press, March 29th, 2000:

The eventful history of Norfolk was brought to life yesterday amid the 21st century technology of the Millennium Dome in performances staged by pupils from the county.

As part of Norfolk's Day in the Dome, the themes of Land, Sea, City and Sky formed the strands of a play enacted before audiences at McDonalds Our Town Story stage.

And the portrayal of life in Norfolk past and present brought acclaim, as several dignitaries joined parents, family and friends in London for the performances.

Taking part were around 75 pupils from King Edward VII High School at King's Lynn, Taverham High School and City of Norwich School.

Stories featured in the play were Kett's Rebellion, when thousands rose up in revolt at the enclosure of common land, and the work of King's Lynn mayor Frederick Savage in pioneering steam power to farms and fairground rides.

Writer Eve Stebbing, who is only 24 but has already written a number of plays about county life, said: "I am really proud of the job everybody has done.

"The performance held the audience, it was exciting, fun and there was a lot to enjoy. I am really pleased with the way it all came together."

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