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Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2014 reveals line-up featuring John Hurt in conversation

John Hurt in a production of Krapp's Last Tape. Photo: Tristram Kenton
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The Michael Clark Company, a new play by David Leddy and a panel discussion with John Hurt are to feature as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2014.

Michael Clark’s dance company will perform its latest work Animal / vegetable / mineral on May 24, while Leddy’s show Long Live the Little Knife will run from May 9 to 13.

Meanwhile, Hurt will speak about his acting career and the works that inspired him from a young age as part of a panel discussion on May 18 chaired by festival director William Galinsky.

Australian circus company Circa will present the UK premiere its new show S from May 18 to 19 and Russian director Dmitry Krymov’s Opus No 7 will run from May 14 to 17.

Also featuring in the programme is theatre company Curious Directive and its multi-media show Pioneer about the first manned mission to Mars, and the festival’s closing weekend will see the staging of a large-scale outdoor performance from theatre company Metro-Boulot-Dodo on May 24.

Galinsky said this year’s festival, which runs from May 9 to 25, was his “most inclusive and diverse yet”.

He added: “I also want to give a special shout this year to an extraordinary partnership without which Norfolk would not have the resilient, world-class arts offer that it does.

“Our principal funders Arts Council England, Norwich City Council and Norfolk County Council have worked together over the last 15 years to forge a vision for this region – a vision whose spirit and strength makes it possible for organisations like the festival to continue to flourish despite huge cuts to public spending nationally.”


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