Posted November 2016

Norfolk & Norwich Festival Announces Shows for 2017

The 2017 Norfolk & Norwich Festival will run from Friday 12th May – Sunday 28th May.

Norfolk & Norwich Festival, the largest arts festival in the East of England and one of the four largest in the UK, has announced the first shows of its 2017 Festival. Visit our event page for full details.

Norfolk & Norwich FestivalFigures for last year’s Festival

The announcement comes as the Festival looks back on some of the successes of 2016.  Last year’s Festival saw 57,000 people attend an event over the 17 days in May, generating £3.9 million of economic activity in the area.

Nearly 3,000 people participated in the festival, with over 900 children and young people taking part in educational events.

Festival highlights for 2017

With more to be announced, the Festival highlights for 2017 so far include: the headline production for the Adnams Spiegeltent, Driftwood, a colourful and turbulent concoction from Casus Circus. Plus, (after the success of White Nights at the 2016 Festival) the return of circus cabaret troupe Race Horse Company with their latest show Super Sunday.

Akram Khan Company presents Chotto Desh

Akram Khan Company presents Chotto Desh

More acts announced

Also Akram Khan Company’s acclaimed show for families Chotto Desh, Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz artist Dee Dee Bridgewater and Quarantine’s epic about the human life cycle Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. (a show that comprises of both live performance and film). Plus the previously announced Beethoven with Thomas Adès by the Britten Sinfiona.

Race Horse Company presents ‘Super Sunday’ (photo: Peter Hellman)

Flagship festival

The flagship arts festival for the East of England, the Norfolk & Norwich Festival showcases some of the world’s most renowned international artists alongside regional talent, drawing audiences from across the UK.

We are hugely excited to be able to announce some of the first shows for the 2017 Festival. Next year’s programme continues our commitment to bringing an array of amazing international artists to NNF, as well as presenting some of the most exciting UK companies. Once again there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved as we will be looking for 60 local people to star in Quarantine’s brilliant theatre show Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. We look forward to announcing the full programme in the new year.” – Festival’s Artistic Director William Galinsky.

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