Norfolk-Non-Stop 2007
The Festival of Norfolk Inspired Drama
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Norfolk Non-Stop! The Festival of Norfolk Inspired Drama, April 17-22, 2007. And try our Norfolk recipe!

IT’S BACK! The Festival that says: COR to Norfolk and its culture and SQUIT to those who say that dialect is dead!

Norfolk-Non-Stop (Beth)
Norfolk-Non-Stop (Beth)
Norfolk-Non-Stop (Beth)

This year’s Fest celebrates the work of celebrity Victorian author George Borrow (born in East Dereham in 1803) and offers a fresh chance to see Shakespeare given a Norfolk spin.

First up is Mardling the Bard: A Norfolk Twelfth Night upstairs at favourite city pub: The Unthank Arms. This follows on from Spin- Off’s hugely acclaimed Midsummer Night’s Dream which was a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe last year. The action has been re-set in Geldeston - and real local stories collected by the company plant the Bard's best roisterers firmly in Norfolk soil: Sir Andrew Aguecheek stables his horses at Loddon, and the storm parallels the famous floods of 1947. There’s even a lesson in how to be a Norfolk fool!

Next comes an unusual opportunity to listen to a radio play, downstairs at the Workshop Cafe on Earlham Road. The show, Mirrors: Reflection on George Borrow, billed as an ‘atmospheric mystery’ traces the difficult personality of local celebrity Victorian writer George Borrow, fragmenting him into a series of self portraits and leaving the audience to puzzle and piece together the real man.

In amongst these larger works, there are free lunchtime offerings in the Express section at the Millennium library: these either take the form of 'tasters' of the evening shows, or give a bite-size introduction to something really interesting - sometimes literally:
the legends of Norfolk food includes the chance for you to tickle your tastebuds with some local fayre.

For those uninitiated to the work of Spin-Off Theatre Co., there’s even a chance to hear the story of the company itself, as it celebrates its tenth year raising the profile of Norfolk culture locally and nationally and bringing professional theatre to the most unlikely of regional locales!

"A packed and important week" - Keith Skipper.

Tuesday, April 17th.

LUNCH TIME. EXTRACTS: Mardling the Bard: A Norfolk Twelfth Night.
1-1.30pm. Forum Library Express. FREE!

DINNER TIME. Mardling the Bard: A Norfolk Twelfth Night.
8pm Upstairs at the Unthank Arms. FIVE POUNDS.

Wednesday, April 18th

LUNCH TIME. Legend of Norfolk food: plus tasting.
1-1.30pm. Forum Library Express. FREE!

DINNER TIME Mardling the Bard: A Norfolk Twelfth Night.
8pm Upstairs at the Unthank Arms. FIVE POUNDS.

Thursday, April 19th

LUNCH TIME: 1-1.30pm. Tales of Spin-Off Theatre Co.
Forum Library Express FREE!

Friday, April 20th

LUNCH TIME: 1-1.30pm Extracts from Mirrors: Reflection on George Borrow.
Forum Library Express, FREE!

DINNER TIME. 8pm Workshop Cafe, Earlham Rd
Mirrors: Reflection on George Borrow. play, lasts 35 minutes
MONEY IN THE HAT.

Saturday, April 21st

LUNCH TIME 1pm
Mardling the Bard: A Norfolk Twelfth Night, Locks Inn, Geldeston MONEY IN THE HAT.

Sunday, April 22nd
LUNCH TIME 2.30pm Mardling the Bard: A Norfolk Twelfth Night, Cock Inn, Barford.
MONEY IN THE HAT.

supported by
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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