Maddermarket Theatre

at St Johns Alley, Norwich, NR2 1DR United Kingdom

The Maddermarket Theatre opened in 1921 and was the first permanent recreation of an Elizabethan Theatre. The founder was Nugent Monck who had worked with William Poel. Poel was the first to restore Shakespeare's plays with the full text and to play them in the Elizabethan style with-out elaborate scenery. In 1933 the Maddermarket became the first theatre in the world to stage all of Shakespeare's plays under one producer.

Maddermarket Theatre
St Johns Alley
Norwich NR2 1DR
United Kingdom
Contact Phone
P: 01603 626560 admin

Opening time

  • Mondays: 10:00- 17:00
  • Tuesdays: 10:00- 17:00
  • Wednesdays: 10:00- 17:00
  • Thursdays: 10:00- 17:00
  • Fridays: 10:00- 17:00
  • Saturdays: 10:00- 13:00

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WOW, a fantastic day, 176 people taken on backstage tours and plenty more just popping in for a quick look. Thanks, as ever, to our marvellous volunteers for making it such a lovely day for our visitors: Clare, Eileen, Chrissie, Daniel, Susan, David, Geoff and Maureen, Jen, Ty, Steven, and Stephen. ~D~

Published on 2014-09-14 16:51:31 GMT

Extra day added for Ghost Train auditions: Friday 19th September. ~D~

Published on 2014-09-05 21:45:17 GMT

CASTING CALL (at last, as you've all been asking!) Audition Notice:The Crucible by Arthur Miller Director: Chris Bealey Production dates: 19th - 28th February 2015 Rehearsals will start around early January, week days and Sundays. Auditions: Sunday 21st September, 6pm, group call for ‘The girls’ Monday 22nd September, 7pm – 10pm. Tuesday 23rd September, 7pm – 10pm. The group call is for those interested in Abigail, Mary, Tituba, Sarah, Mercy, Susanna or Ruth and any others who are free to attend. You will also need to book an individual audition as well attending the group call. Auditions will be a 20 minute one to one meeting with the director in the theatre bar. There are potential speeches to prepare in advance of the audition, these are available from the director or from the main office. The Play: A dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in Massachusetts Bay during 1692 and 1693. The Crucible is a large cast play and like Chris’ other productions relies very much on an ensemble approach combined with the tensions of the central characters. Characters (Flexible playing ages: males 30+, females 17+ through to 60+ ) John Proctor: Farmer. Husband to Elizabeth. Had an affair with Abigail. The voice of reason and justice. Down-to-earth, forthright. Reverend Parris: Minister of Salem. Paranoid, power-hungry. Disliked. Father to Betty. Reverend Hale: Scholar. Comes to Salem at the request of Rev Parris. ‘Expert’ on witchcraft. Committed Christian. Later regrets his actions and attempts to save those accused. Elizabeth Proctor: Wife of John. Virtuous, but often cold. Strong moral sense. Accused of witchcraft by Abigail. Abigail Williams: Niece of Reverend Parris. Was Proctors’ servant, but fired by Elizabeth. Smart, wily, a good liar, and vindictive when crossed. Instigates the witchcraft trials. Leader of ‘the girls’. Thomas Putnam: Wealthy landowner. Rival of Francis. Not well liked. Gains the lands of those hanged for witchcraft. Anne Putnam: Wife of Thomas. Harsh, accusatory. Of 8 children birthed, only 1 survives. Accuses Rebecca of witchcraft and killing the babies. Giles Corey: Elderly but feisty farmer. Well known for filing lawsuits. Friend of John. Accused of witchcraft. Died without answering charges, allowing sons to inherit land. Rebecca Nurse: Wife of Francis. Wise, sensible, upright woman. Well regarded by most of Salem. Accused of witchcraft by the Putnams. Francis Nurse: Wealthy, influential landowner. Well respected. At odds with the Putnams. Deputy Governor Danforth: Presiding judge at witch trials. Convinced he is doing right rooting out witchcraft. Judge Hathorne: Judge at the trials. Subservient to Danforth. Mary Warren: Servant to the Proctors. One of ‘the girls’. Vulnerable, timid girl, easily influenced. Persuaded to expose the witchcraft hoax, but recants when ‘the girls’ accuse her. Mercy Lewis: Putnams servant. One of ‘the girls’. Sly and merciless. Bully. Susanna Wallcott: One of ‘the girls’. A confidant of Abigail’s. Nervous and hasty. Servant of the doctor. Betty Parris (Under 16, this role will be shared by 2 girls): Young daughter of Rev. Parris. Becomes ill when caught dancing in the forest. Her illness fuels the rumors of witchcraft. Tituba: Parris’s black slave from Barbados. Performs voodoo at Abigail’s request. First accused witch. Becomes an accuser of others. Ezekiel Cheever: Court clerk. Serves the arrest warrants to those charged with witchcraft. Marshall Herrick: Marshall in Salem. Treats his prisoners kindly. To book an audition please sign up via the sheet in the theatre office, call 01603 626560 or email with your name, contact number, roles interested in, and your preferred date. If you can’t make the above dates but still wish to audition or have any questions, please contact the director at or 07971 880031. ~D~

Published on 2014-09-05 21:05:22 GMT

Last chance to catch 'Allo 'Allo today. Only a few seats left for the matinee, better availability for the evening show. Cal box office 01603 620917 to reserve your tickets to avoid disappointment. ~D~

Published on 2014-08-30 10:07:09 GMT

Just seen that the cast of 'Allo 'Allo have been nominated for the MND Ice Bucket Challenge by Mixed Voice. Pleased to see several names down to volunteer :) ~D~

Published on 2014-08-26 11:28:20 GMT

It may be Bank Holiday but we're still putting on a show. Cheer yourself up after a day of 'lovely' Bank Holiday weather with the warm humour of the Croft & Lloyd classic 'Allo 'Allo. Tickets still available for tonight's show, call 01603 620917 or on the door. ~D~