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The Paper Man

Monday 14 - Saturday 19 May

Norwich Puppet Theatre


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Tickets: £10 to £18

What do we do when fascism comes to town?

In 1938, Austrian football star Matthias Sindelar humiliated the Nazi regime by refusing to throw a match. A few months later he was dead. Accident, suicide or execution? Inspirational little guy or yet another man and his ego? Who cares?

Middle aged, white British, Football addict-in-recovery, Lee Simpson wants answers. He hires some women to make a show about football, Nazis, and our future.

In a paper world of light and shadow, violence and dance, four performers work together on what sets them apart.

Founded 21 years ago, Improbable are firmly established as one of the UK’s most innovative and acclaimed theatre companies.

‘one of the brilliant faces of British Theatre’ The Observer

Lee Simpson from Improbable talks to us about the inspiration behind The Paper Man

Important information

Venue: Norwich Puppet Theatre

Post show talk: Wednesday 16 May (evening show)

Age guidance: 14+

Duration: c. 1 hours 30 mins

The Paper Man - Rehearsal Video, Week 1

Improbable are busy rehearsing for The Paper Man as part of NNF18 and have made us a behind the scenes video.

The Paper Man - Rehearsal Video, Week 2

Improbable enter in to week two of rehearsals, and have sent us another behind the scenes video. They have shared their thoughts on what the 'The Paper Man' is about.

Dates & Times

Monday 14 May, 7.30pm

Tuesday 15 May, 7.30pm

Wednesday 16 May, 2.30pm

Wednesday 16 May, 7.30pm

Thursday 17 May, 7.30pm

Friday 18 May, 7.30pm

Saturday 19 May, 2.30pm

Saturday 19 May, 7.30pm


Tickets: £15, £18 (£10, £12 Previews)

Under 26: £7.50

Group rate: Book nine tickets and get the tenth ticket free

Essential companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

Concessions: D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Go 4Less cardholders, Jobseekers, Over 60s, Under 18s Monday 14 May, £10 (Preview) Tuesday 15 May – Saturday 19 May (including matinees) £12, £15

A Norfolk & Norwich Festival, La Strada, Graz and Soho Theatre co-commission; co-produced by Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Improbable.