The Highwayman

A cast of richly drawn restoration rogues and romantics – from a mysterious conquistador to a mystic grandmother; a sadistic…

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Presented by OVO and Norwich Theatre. Based on the poem by Alfred Noyes.

Music, book and lyrics by Kitty Morgan. Directed by Adam Nichols. Arrangements by Adam Norris.

A new British musical.

Welcome, lovelies, to our tub-thumping pub-singalong, set in the year 1666 but reflecting exactly who we are right here, right now in 2024.

Inspired by Alfred Noyes’ classic poem, The Highwayman tells the story of a doomed love affair between self-confessed sociopath Duval and Bess. Along the way we meet a cast of richly drawn restoration rogues and romantics – from a mysterious conquistador to a mystic grandmother; a sadistic smuggler to a rip-roaring East End landlady. Not to mention special guest appearances by Nell Gwynn and King Charles II himself…

Sexy, darkly funny and deeply moving, The Highwayman is about longing for better while trying to run from the worst of our past. It explores love, loss and the light in the dark. And it asks why we always seem to find the perfect knife on which to cut ourselves.

The Highwayman submerges the audience in a unique, genre busting sound world in which a live band joyously reimagines pub sing-alongs and folk ballads in super contemporary arrangements, from electro swing to Adele, with a sprinkling of Billie Eilish and Kae Tempest.

Wed 2 Oct
7:30 pm

Thu 3 Oct
2:00 pm

Thu 3 Oct
7:30 pm

Fri 4 Oct
7:30 pm

Sat 5 Oct
2:00 pm

Sat 5 Oct
7:30 pm

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