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Wednesday, 9th July

Crude Apache Theatre Group
“Gammer Gurton’s Needle”, 7.00 – 9.00 p.m.

Norwich community theatre collective Crude Apache celebrate their twentieth anniversary this summer, with a show that combines everything that this dynamic group does best – open air theatre, broad comedy, a sense of history, and a “louche disregard for convention”, as one reviewer once put it.

Gammer Gurton's Needle is one of the first English comedies, a hilarious knockabout tale of misunderstandings between larger-than-life clownish characters.

“Expect physical comedy, music, song, dance, a fast pace and some memorable moments,” says director Jo Swan.

The show contains some moderate medieval oaths and frequent references to bottoms.

In true Crude Apache style, entry to all shows will be free of charge – although donations will be welcomed.
The tour kicks off at 7.30pm on the 1st of July in the Tudor garden at Stranger's Hall, and later visits Grapes Hill Community Garden (3 July), The Whiffler at Castle Gardens (6,11+12 July), the hidden gem which is the Gothic-Italian Plantation Garden (9 July) and a number of city parks.

Supported by Norwich City Council


Sunday, 20th July

5.30 – 8 p.m.

Tickets will be available from Friday 21st June. Adults £6, children £3 (under 5s free). Please send a cheque made payable to PGPT for the number of tickets required (please state numbers of adults and children), together with a stamped self-addressed envelope to: Plantation Garden Jazz Picnic, C/o 29 Park Lane, Norwich NR2 3EE


Passing Wind

The gusto and exuberance of this jazz/roots fusion will blow your socks off!
The rich textures of baritone saxophone, clarinet and banjo produce a quirky fusion of Creole folk and New Orleans jazz that brings a novel groove to everything from American roots to popular tunes of the 20th and 21st centuries. Mostly upbeat numbers, producing sizzling solos from the instrumentalists, are interspersed with occasional sultry numbers reminiscent of smoky jazz bars from a bygone era. With drums and vocals completing the line-up, Passing Wind’s gusto and exuberance are guaranteed to have you tapping your feet or dancing in the aisles!

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