The Hostry Festival runs in the Hostry of Norwich Cathedral from October 15-29. Highlights include:
The Eagle Has Two Heads, by Jean Cocteau, is the central production of this year’s Hostry Festival. One of the most highly charged romantic French love stories ever told, this revival by Stash Kirkbride and Peter Barrow’s PBSK Partnership, runs from October 23-28.
Total Ensemble Theatre Company is made up of talented performers, many with disabilities. The company, created and directed by Rebecca Chapman, will perform It’s A Wonderful Moon George, which was inspired by the hanging moon installation at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, and opened the festival, plus a preview of set pieces from a new play, Boy In The Lighthouse, written for Total Ensemble. Saturday, October 21.
The Norfolk Arts Awards take place at a gala ceremony on Friday, October 20, with categories including theatre, music, dance, broadcasting, visual arts, business and the arts, writing and more.
Paint Out Norwich – in which artists take to the streets and paint, draw and print, whatever the weather. The competitive live-art event runs across the fortnight, finishing with an exhibition from October 18-28. There is also a public paint-out for all-comers on Sunday, October 15.
Hayley Mills, Oscar-winning actress and new festival patron, is in conversation on stage with Stash Kirkbride, plus an audience Q&A. October 29.
Dr David Starkey will talk about 500 years of religious reformation and upheaval, including a Q&A, in Have We Been Here Before? The Reformation 500 Years On. October 29 A musical meditation on Julian of Norwich, including dance, narration and art projections, created by world-renowned Chickenshed Theatre. October 28
Anglian Mist, a new psychological thriller set on Orford Ness, by Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company. October 26
The Hostry Festival Classical Concert is a celebration of some of Norfolk’s best young musicians, who will be joined on stage by new concert patron Julian Lloyd Webber. Sunday, October 15, Norwich School New Blake Studio.
Hayley Moyses and Friends Concert presentes songs from her new cd – the first public performance apart from a pre-release concert in Nashville. She will be joined by Norfolk singers and songwriters for the final event of the 2017 festival on October 29. For more information pick up a brochure, buy tickets from the Theatre Royal box office on 01603 598676 or visit www.hostryfestival.org