Theatre News

2015 Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Two new and commissioned works are the highlight of the programme so far announced for next May.

Wolf Child promotional image
Wolf Child promotional image
© Steve Tanner/Myriddin Wannell

The Norfolk & Norwich Festival has never confined itself to conventional performance venues or indeed within the city limits. The outline programme for the 2015 festival boasts two world premières as well as concerts and a major retrospective of work by the American artist Jeff Koons.

Felbrigg Hall is one of the county's most treasured historical houses. Its woods and grounds will play host to WildWorks' co-production with the festival. Wolf's Child is a grown-up fairytale presented in an outdoor promenade performance between 5 and 23 May.

The Adnams Spiegetent will once more anchor itself in Chapelfields. Between 13 and 23 May Circa will launch its latest show – What Will Have Been – which promises to be a feast of acrobatics and live music.

Hofesh Shechter and his company take over the Theatre Royal on 23 May with Political Mother, a complex, somewhat multi-media dance experience. Film-maker Sam Green and yMusic combine The Measure of All Things, a piece loosely inspired by the Guinness Book of Records on 21 May. This is also at the Theatre Royal.

Another Theatre Royal show is on 17 May. This is the Romanian folk and gypsy music group Taraf de Haïdouks. On the same evening St Andrew's Hall hosts a performance of Mendelssohn's Elijah with Sir John Tomlinson, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Festival Chorus.

The 2015 Norfolk & Norwich Festival runs from 5 to 24 May.