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Best play I've seen in a long time. Funny with a serious look at events of the past. Very clever... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Norwich, United Kingdom
Immediate, challenging, in-your-face theatre

Steep-raked bench seating on three sides of the stage puts you in close proximity to the on-stage... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

Best play I've seen in a long time. Funny with a serious look at events of the past. Very clever use of the actors

Date of experience: October 2018
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Cassie T, Joint Artistic Director at Sewell Barn Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you - we're so glad you enjoyed it! Look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 12 April 2018

Steep-raked bench seating on three sides of the stage puts you in close proximity to the on-stage action. A cauldron of emotion, pressure and tension. If you like your theatre close-up, there is no better theatre than this. An excellent venue.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is probably the most unusual theatre you will ever visit. From the first moment when you enter you are struck that you are in a waiting room (with a bar mind you). At the appointed time you walk through to the stage and then...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank DerehamDad
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a great little theatre. You enter at stage level and then go up steps to your seat. A venue to go back to.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Watched "The Go Between" on January 16th. It was our first visit to the theatre as we live 130 miles from Norwich. What a fantastic little gem, the front of house staff were very helpful and the play itself was a professional performance from amateur...More

Date of experience: January 2016
5  Thank Philip S
Reviewed 23 May 2015

This is a lovely theatre where the audience enters at floor level and you then walk up steps to get to your seat. Quirky and helps to give the whole place atmosphere.

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 6 December 2014

Its been a long time since I visited the Sewell Barn Theatre in Norwich. Thirty years. Where I live now that's thirty years in the desert as far as decent theatre is concerned. Returning, I found the Sewell Barn was still a jewel in the...More

Date of experience: December 2014
4  Thank Fineartbird
Reviewed 21 October 2014

I saw every production last season and what a breadth of choice - each and every one was well cast and both staging and lighting quite fantastic. I find it truly inspirational how much the company can achieve in such an intimate theatre and their...More

Date of experience: October 2014
2  Thank Jill T
Reviewed 10 September 2014

I love this theatre. Seats on three sides with heavily raked seating, and you are SO close to the actors. What really helps is that the actors are all superb, haven't seen a bad performance here. Also the programme isn't your normal 'Amdram' fare -...More

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank mattnobbs
Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

The performance space at Sewell Barn has an intense intimacy with its close tiered seating. An intensity often reflected in the plays staged here. An astonishing venue. Also has a comfortable bar and all round reasonable prices too. Thoroughly recommended.

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