I don’t know if it’s me, or if the Arts Theatre has just upped its game, but next year’s programme looks ace. I want to see the Henry Oguike Dance Co, Richard E Grant in ‘God of Carnage’, the Marlowe Society’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Ballet Black, ‘Gethsemane’ (yay for the NT sending its shows into East Anglia!), ‘Andromaque’ (I adore Cheek by Jowl), ‘For King and Country,’ Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Why the Whales Came’ (which is a beautiful children’s book), ‘An Inspector Calls’ (which I still love despite having the joy wrung out of it by studying it for GCSE) and very possibly the BFG. And that’s all at the Arts between now and July. Colour me impressed, actually. Hooray for local theatre, reviews of all of the above after I’ve seen them.

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