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Thursday 27th - Friday 28th September



In a run-down rehearsal room, a director drifts off to sleep with images of the day’s rehearsals running through his mind. In his dreams the play is revisited, recast and replayed, and fantastic images of worlds far beyond his room appear.

Life is a Dream is a spectacular new dance show from the Olivier Award-winning choreographer Kim Brandstrup. Alongside dramatic, lyrical dancing from Rambert’s brilliant ensemble, imagery from legendary filmmakers the Quay Brothers creates a dream-like experience, and a live orchestra playing the rich music of Witold Lutosławski adds to the otherworldly atmosphere.

They combine in a contemporary re-imagining of a classic play by Calderón - a study of desires as recognisable in today’s world as at any time in the past 400 years: the longing for authentic experience, and the need to dream.

“Superbly constructed, inventively musical, beautiful and profoundly humane” The Guardian on Transfigured Night

Pre-Performance Talk - Check out the 'Take Part' tab for more information

RAMBERT2 at Norwich Playhouse

Rambert 2 at Norwich PlayhouseDon't miss the brand new Rambert2 at Norwich Playhouse Thurs 31st Jan - Fri 1st Feb 2019.

Made up of the world’s most exhilarating early career dancers performing two works:

E2 7SD by Rafael Bonachela - A virtuosic duet based on two dancers’ personal diaries that attracted international recognition for Bonachela in 2004 and was awarded the prestigious Place Prize.

Killer Pig by Sharon Eyal - Originally created for Norway’s Carte Blanche in 2009, Rambert2 revives Sharon Eyal’s pulsating, uncompromisingly physical piece.

For more information check out the Norwich Playhouse website.

Friends & Corporate Club:
Bands A & B £7.50 OFF Thur Evening

Over 60s Special Price:
Bands A & B £4 OFF Fri Mat

Under 25s Special Price:
Bands A & B £10 Thur & Fri Evening

Bands C & D £10 Fri Mat

Group Rates:
All performances

There will be no assisted performances for this production

Access Information

We want your visit to be as enjoyable and easy as possible. If we can help in any way, please let us know.

Access Registration

We can provide our best service to you when we understand your individual requirements. Click here to download an Access Registration form. The information you share with us will be added to your account at Box Office to help make future bookings quick and easy. The information you have given will be treated as confidential & not shared with other organisations


New to us? Why not come for a ‘pre-visit’, before you come to watch a show, to see what we can offer & what will work for you?

To ask a question or to book a pre-visit, telephone 01603 598540 or e-mail access@theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

Personal Assistant Tickets

If you require the support of a carer or companion to access the theatre, let us know when booking. A complimentary ticket is available to Personal Assistants. Terms & conditions apply. Please check with Box Office for more details. Telephone 01603 630000 or e-mail boxoffice@theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

Why not complete your visit  and enjoy a pre-show meal in Kemp’s Restaurant which is located on the ground floor of Norwich Theatre Royal? With an extensive menu catering for all tastes, dietary requirements and budgets, the restaurant serves  pre-performance meals on show days from 5pm on Monday to Saturday. Please check with restaurant for availability..

Restaurant Menus:

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Book a Table:

Please call 01603 598577 or email restaurant@theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

There are currently no related events for this performance

Pre-Performance Talk

Date: Friday 28th Sept
Venue: Targetfollow Room
Time 6.30pm
Cost: Free, but please order a ticket when ordering for the main performance from Box Office. (Phone only)