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Diss boy's lead role in Playhouse show

PUBLISHED: 18:22 26 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:27 12 July 2010

Flying dragons, Giants, King Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin and the hellish nightmare world of the evil Morgan le Fay are all to be found in Norfolk Youth Music Theatre's production of Pendragon at the Norwich Playhouse next week.

Flying dragons, Giants, King Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin and the hellish nightmare world of the evil Morgan le Fay are all to be found in Norfolk Youth Music Theatre's production of Pendragon at the Norwich Playhouse next week.

In a reprise of the production which won the company an award for the best amateur production anywhere in the Eastern Region almost 10 years ago, the youth theatre group takes up the challenge with a new cast drawn from all over the county.

The show - which runs from Wednesday until Saturday - is set in the dark ages, this exploration of the dark side of the round table legend, magic, poetry, puppetry and comedy.

It was originally written for the National Youth Theatre in a show starring Clive Owen and a young Keira Knightley.

The action looks at the early years of Arthur, Guinevere and Morgan Le Fay, and how aspects of their childhood lay the foundations for their fate as they grow.

Two sets of young actors share the leading roles. 13-year-old Callum Bicknell, who lives near Diss, plays the older King Arthur Pendragon, with Sam Miller, 12, from King's Lynn, playing the younger Arthur.

Callum's younger sister Maddison also takes to the stage as a lady of the court.

To book tickets phone 01603 598598 or book online at www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk

Tickets : £10 full price, £8 concessions, £30 family of four.

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