Maddermarket Theatre

A Norwich theatre is reopening for the first time since lockdown with a week-long festival.

The Maddermarket Theatre is staging its Norfolk Voices festival from November 14 to 21, with 10 pared-back performances.

Highlights include an appearance from Norfolk-born actor Sam Clemmett, who played Albus Potter in Harry Potter and The Cursed Child in London and New York, for an In Conversation event, and a specially commissioned monologue based on Stephen Fry’s Moab Is My Washpot memoir, performed by MOCO Theatre Company.

Other events include an original comedy by local playwright and author Antoinette Moses, new poems from local writers Molly Naylor and Luke Wright, readings and conversation with award-winning authors Tessa McWatt and Rebecca Stott, and music from up-and-coming acoustic singer songwriters Tom Cox and duo Tommy Lynwood and Harry Lake.

Festival director Miche Montague said: “Our aim is to tell important stories through this diverse festival of Norfolk Voices.

“Celebrating writers, poets, actors and musicians, this exciting line-up of artforms even includes a live link-up with an audio theatre company in Washington DC.”

The theatre has made a number of changes to reflect continuing coronavirus restrictions, including cutting its capacity by two thirds and introducing at-seat delivery of pre-show and interval drinks.