Norfolk-Non-Stop
The Festival of Norfolk Inspired Drama
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Norfolk non-stop: the festival of Norfolk inspired drama, April 2-5, 2009Norfolk Non-Stop, April 2-5, 2009

Are you alroite, Norfolk? Ha you missed us? Well, we're back after a year of waiting, to bring you another Festival of Norfolk inspired Drama. Int that marvellous?

This year, I'd like to quote the words from my father's father's father's father's father's father: a one time mayor of this fine City. He liked to say, "Come on, hand over your ruddy herrings I want them for my fish pie". And that's more or less what I'd like to say to you.

Ruddy Herrings, or ready cash, to be more exact. A fish won't get you very far. You hand it over, and in return we'll give you a whole load of squit. You can't possibly say fairer than that.

This year, we have the enormous honour to welcome our some time Patron and inspiration, Sid Kipper, who will take the stage for one night only at the Puppet Theatre. After that, we'll be launching the second part in the Beast of the East Trilogy: A Norfolk Odyssey, and to top it all off, we have another Mardling the Bard: this time, Much Ado About Nothing retold using tales of Wymondham.

You know the drill: come along together, and give your armchair an hour off! Book tickets for all the events on 01603 663 676.

Photo: Original bus photo Jon Worth, this version courtesy of the Bus slogan generator.

P r o g r a m m e: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Thursday, April 2nd
1-1.30pm. Forum Library Express
Norwich. Cost: Free.

 Lunch time book launch: The Beast of the East II:
A Norfolk Odyssey. A fast moving mini epic to follow The Beast of the East I. "Norfolk's answer to Ulysses, but much shorter..."; actor, Paul Preston Mills.

Thursday, April 2nd
8pm. Barford Cock
Norfolk. Cost Free!

 Norfeo!
Norfolk's answer to the Orpheus myth. Real dark tales of Aldeby, Wheatacre and Burgh St Peter are woven together with a haunting oboe score to create a legend, to thrill, amuse and confound.
Don't look back!
Please order supper early, and tell the landlord you're there for the show on arrival.

Fish workers

Friday, April 3rd
1-1.30pm. Forum Library Express
Norwich. Cost: Free.

 Stories of the Herring Trade and Herring mythology.

Friday, April 3rd
7.30pm. Norwich Puppet Theatre.
Cost: £6.50.

 Sid Kipper: Silver Darlings.
Silver Darling is an old Norfolk fisherman's term for the herring, which at one time symbolized wealth in these parts. To celebrate his silver anniversary as a megastar, Kipper reveals a shimmering haul of his most successful songs. If you catch one thing this year...

Photo: Peterhead fish workers at Great Yarmouth copyright © Martyn Gorman and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence


Saturday, April 4th
1-1.30pm. Forum Library Express
Norwich.
Cost: Free.

 Extracts from Mardling the Bard: A Dog's Tale.
Much Ado About Nothing retold using stories gossip and word play from Wymondham.

Saturday, April 4th
8pm. Norwich Puppet Theatre.
Cost: £6.50.

 Mardling the Bard: A Dog's Tale. If you've ever wondered what Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing would look like from the point of view of its star bloodhound, Dogberry, now is your chance to find out. Hear how law and order saved the day and stopped Wymondham from getting "in a Mess in a Mess in a Mess in a ... Messina!"


Sunday, April 5th
3pm. Norwich Puppet Theatre. play for the price of a couple of pints
Cost: £5.

 Norfeo! Another chance to see Norfolk's answer to the Orpheus myth. Real dark tales of Aldeby, Wheatacre and Burgh St Peter are woven together with a haunting oboe score to createa legend, to thrill, amuse and confound.
Don't look back!

Sunday, April 5th
8pm. Norwich Puppet Theatre.
Cost: £6.50.

 Mardling the Bard: A Dog's Tale. If you've ever wondered what Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing would look like from the point of view of its star bloodhound, Dogberry, now is your chance to find out. Hear how law and order saved the day and stopped Wymondham from getting "in a Mess in a Mess in a Mess in a ... Messina!"

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Norfolk County Council @ your service

Norfolk-Non-Stop is a festival to celebrate the drama of Norfolk culture on a local and national scale.

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