Norfolk Voices Festival Posted on 16th September 2020 in Maddermarket Blog

Today we are so thrilled to announce the line-up for our NORFOLK VOICES FESTIVAL which will kick-off our re-opening in November! We have an incredible, talent-packed week of shows scheduled, to welcome you back into the world of live performance. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this!

Norfolk-born actor Sam Clemmett will star in said forthcoming festival. Clemmett, who played  Albus Potter in Harry Potter and The Cursed Child in London and New York, will appear in our week-long line-up celebrating Norfolk arts talent. The inaugural fundraising festival will kick-off our re-opening following an eight-month pandemic-enforced closure.

“Our aim is to tell important stories through this diverse festival of Norfolk Voices.  Celebrating writers, poets, actors and musicians, this exciting line-up of artforms even includes a live link-up with an audio theatre company in Washington DC.  We offer something for new and existing audiences.” explains Festival director Miche Montague.

Norfolk Voices will open on November 14 and promises to celebrate some of the most exciting creative talents living and working in our County.

Clemmett, who will appear in the discussion-based session ‘Sam Clemmett In Conversation’ on Saturday 21st November says,

“I am honoured and excited to be a part of this incredibly special festival at the Maddermarket Theatre. Norfolk is my hometown and will forever hold a special place in my heart. To get the opportunity to support local theatre, focusing on the youth, to give them creative hope and an outlet during the pandemic is vital for the community. I hope the week’s variety of work inspires the next generation of artists Norfolk has to offer.”

Norfolk-based actor and TV presenter Stephen Fry is also supporting the festival by allowing us to stage a specially commissioned monologue of his first memoir Moab Is My Washpot, performed by MOCO Theatre Company.

Other festival highlights will include an original comedy by local playwright and author Antoinette Moses, a monologue by acclaimed playwright Steve Waters, a production of the popular play Rubber Ring by James McDermott, new poems from Molly Naylor and Luke Wright, a reading and conversation with award-winning authors Tessa McWatt and Rebecca Stott plus a chilling encounter with Edgar Allan Poe. There will also be two music events from up-and-coming acoustic singer songwriters Tom Cox and duo Tommy Lynwood and Harry Lake.

‘Norfolk Voices Festival’ will open on Saturday 14th November and run until Saturday 21st.


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