16:00 – 16:30 (30 mins)
HANSEL AND GRETEL
Strange Fascination Theatre (Norfolk)
Join Strange Fascination Theatre for this weird and wonderful re-telling of the classic fairytale of Hansel and Gretel. Told with delightful puppets and an exciting story, it’s suitable for all the family!
Followed by a short Q & A session afterwards about making the show.
16:35 – 17:55 (80 mins) LIVE
ARE YOU SURE THAT WE ARE AWAKE?
Sheba Soul Ensemble (UK and International; Zambia and Gambia)
A loose romp around colonialism, Covid and other calamitous coincidences, Are you sure that we are awake ? opens in 1598, the year Shakespeare commenced A Midsummer Night’s Dream and British colonialism got going in earnest. Our piece gallops through time, stitching together contemporary and ancient narratives, entwining performers in Uganda, Zambia and all over the UK, stretching our parameters to include first hand audience testimonies spun into improvised theatre before your very eyes. Suitable for 14+
‘What an enchanting evening last night. Many thanks for all your creativity, hard work and those of the wonderful performing artists. I have never seen anything like it!’ Karen Garvey, Bristol Museums Black History Month 2020
@shebasoul | www.shebasoulensemble.com
18:00 – 18:50 (55 mins) LIVE
Mark Kitto (Fakenham)
A one-man show about China and the West, ‘Chinese Boxing’ is inspired by the siege of the diplomatic quarter of Peking in 1900 during the Boxer Uprising, an epic clash between China and the West that echoes across the century. Will China and the West ever understand each other?
In 1912 Sir Claude MacDonald, Her Majesty’s former Minister Plenipotentiary to Peking, who was present during the siege and commanded the defence, gives an illustrated talk to the Norwich Asiatic Society. He promises ‘to take you back to Peking in 1900’. You might even find yourself in the Forbidden City while the battle rages outside.
14+, use of swearing.
19:00 – 19:50
ALEX McALEER: MINDREADER
Alex possesses the uncanny ability to apparently tap into his audience’s minds and read their thoughts at will. Honing his craft for over a decade, Alex has played to packed houses in Australia, toured the UK, USA, & Canada with one of the world’s largest touring magic shows ‘Champions of Magic’ and made countless television appearances around the world including NBC’s Access Hollywood and BBC’s Blue Peter. The show is interactive and engaging, funny and compelling, combining contemporary mind-reading with sharp wit and a flair for showmanship. “A sheer force of wit, charisma and style” AVENOIR MAGAZINE | “A master of the mind” ★★★★ THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
@alexmcaleer | @alexthemindreader | http://www.alexmcaleer.com
19:50 – 20:45 (55 mins) **LIVE**
REDuck ProDUCKtions (Norwich)
Join us for a Festival exclusive as we go live to a team of paranormal investigators to one of Norwich’s most haunted locations to film their latest episode of Para-Sights.
Join the team as they uncover the truth about sightings live on camera. However, we have been warned, as with all live events, things can sometimes go wrong… dangerously wrong…
15+, use of mild language, supernatural and psychological themes.
20:45 – 22:00 (75 mins) LIVE
NORWICH FRINGE FESTIVAL CABARET
Norwich Fringe, New Stages and Titania Trust
Join us for an evening of cabaret, featuring a top-notch line up of cabaret acts including the incredibly unique singing impressionist sensation The Man They Call G and comedy ventriloquist Trish Dunn – all hosted by the illustrious star of the Queendom of East Anglia, Titania Trust.
“Norfolk’s very own diva.” Eastern Daily Press
“Outstanding vocals and acerbic wit.” Norwich Evening News