Global Journey Celebrated In New Show Featuring Top Norfolk Talent


Students from Broadland School Of Dance
Photo: Mark Nortcliffe Photography

A round-the-world trip is set to take centre-stage at Norwich Theatre Royal and you do not need to pack a passport.

The Broadland School of Dance is set to tour the globe with a host of set-pieces inspired by different countries and cultures in its brand new show.

It means you can cross continents through different styles of music and dance on October 8 at 2.30pm and 7pm.

There will be some traditional ballet inspired by the likes of Carmen and Ravel’s Bolero which was immortalised on ice by Torvill and Dean, routines from The King And I and Mary Poppins, an exciting Irish dance piece, and you will be transported to the magical world of Agraba with their version of Arabian Nights.

The whole show has been put together by school principal Katy Carroll, who said: “People who come along to see this can enjoy a rollercoaster ride around the globe performed by around 200 young people drawn from across the region.

“They have all worked incredibly hard to bring this show to life and we are so excited to be on stage at Norwich Theatre Royal once again.”

Two former students are also giving their creative support to the production by choreographing pieces for it. Rosy Mason, who is in her final year at Performers College, has created two dances set to music from the film Moana for both younger and older students combining themes of travelling.  She said: “I also choreographed a piece to Lady Marmalade which encourages the students to explore movements away from their more classical training.”

Another former student who is choreographing is Joe Press, who has just graduated from Laine Theatre Arts and is returning to the Norwich Theatre Royal pantomime ensemble this Christmas for the second year running. He said: “I am bringing a strong Latino vibe to the show with a piece from the musical hit On Your Feet, which tells the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, and it will mix speed, energy and spirit.

“I am so excited to be part of the creative process of this show at the theatre which first inspired me and work with the dance school which set me on the road to a career in entertainment.”

The students of Broadland School Of Dance will be performing here on 8 October. Buy tickets now at Norwich Theatre Royal.