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If you are planning ahead for our theatre breaks (UK based) and are looking to enjoy a show in 2017, then you’ll surely be delighted at what’s in store now that Norwich’s Theatre Royal has revealed some of the upcoming shows.

There’s a generous blend of musicals, dance, drama and a whole lot more on offer that is in line to entertain audiences in the new programme of shows next year.

Russian State Ballet of Siberia will be bringing three classical pieces to the stage in January, while choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne’s new adaptation of the film The Red Shoes is set to dazzle audiences in February.

In April, Northern Ballet will be performing the company’s new ballet Casanova, as well as the children’s ballet Goldilocks and The Three Bears.

For the lovers of the musicals, Mamma Mia! will be showing from the end of February into March, along with a further three productions, including La Cage Aux Folles – showing in January - Thriller Live, bringing the music of Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five to life on stage during February, and for The Kinks enthusiasts, the show Sunny Afternoon will be showing in April.

There’s also the Norfolk and Norwich Operatic Society set to perform, as they present their musical comedy version of The Witches of Eastwick from the end of January into February.

Anyone who’s after drama can look forward to not one but two National Theatre dramas - an adaptation of the classic Charlotte Brontë novel Jane Eyre in July, with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time coming later in the year at the end of August into September.

Judy Foster, from Norwich Theatre Royal, said: “After the excitement of hosting Mary Poppins throughout July, and with Mamma Mia all set to come next year, the newly-announced 2017 line-up will carry on the high standards of programming at the theatre. With some exceptional dance productions in Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes and Northern Ballet’s Casanova, exciting drama with Jane Eyre and the return of Curious Incident, plus the best of West End musicals, comedy and much more, there is lots to look ahead to.”

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