The Norwich Players

The Diary of a Nobody

Fri 16 Nov - Sat 24 Nov

Special opening night offer: join us for the first performance of Diary of a Nobody and get access to our special pre-show concert plus one free glass of prosecco! Read below for full details.

The extraordinarily ordinary Charles Pooter has written a diary, and he wants to share it with you… Charles Pooter of Upper Holloway, a middle-class clerk with aspirations way beyond his status (and ability), has decided that publishing his diary is not enough. The public deserves to have it performed to them! Granted the use of a fading music hall and a troupe of local amateur thespians, he has just one night to recreate the trials and tribulations of his daily life for posterity and our collective fascination. Join us for your chance to hear about such thrilling escapades as: ‘Tripping over the boot scraper…again’ and ‘The perils of painting your own bath.’

A frenetic and frequently daft adaptation of this Victorian comedy of manners.

Suitable for ages 7+.

Opening Night Special Event, Friday 16 November at 6.30pm

Leon Berger (baritone) and Selwyn Tillett (accompanist), having had exclusive access to Grossmith’s personal collection, present the songs he wrote & performed


Delicious material written by George Grossmith depicting Pooterish London suburbia with its Victorian pretensions and its petty annoyances, its public disgraces and its private domestic tragedies, its social rises and ostracisms. A world of gas lamps, hansom cabs, railway carriages, buses, seaside holidays, society dances, department stores, plus a veritable street map of London locations, with the homeliness of drawing rooms and lodging houses and, woven throughout, the trials of the solo entertainer.

As well as this fantastic pre-show concert we are delighted to offer all opening night ticket holder a complimentary glass of prosecco.

All you need to do to join us is book your ticket for opening night on Friday 16 November, 7.30pm! All tickets for this night £10.

Post Show Q&A

Join us after the performance on Wednesday 21 November for a post-show Q&A with the director and member of the cast.

This is an amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.