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Matilda Ziegler and Richard Allain nominated for Norfolk Arts Award for Sweeney Todd

19 July 2017

Norwich School’s Director in Residence Matilda Ziegler and Director of Music Richard Allain have been nominated for a Norfolk Arts Award for their roles in producing last year’s school musical, Sweeney Todd. They are nominated for the Dr Frank Bates Dance and Musical Theatre Award.

The school’s 8th musical ran from the 23rd to the 25th November 2016 at Epic Studios and featured an array of talent from across Norwich School, including actors, singers, dancers and musicians. The show successfully fused wit and gore in a demonstration of the breadth of ability at the school.  

Matilda has been an actor for over 25 years and has worked extensively in theatre, TV and film. As well as the musical this past year she directed Norwich School’s Intermediate Play, Private Lives, and the Gather 17 Shakespeare Cloister Play, The Tempest. Richard is an active composer, in addition to his busy teaching schedule, and was involved in amongst other musical highlights last year, the Choral Society Concert with the London Mozart Players, Jazz Night and the Gather 17 Orchestral Concert.

The Norfolk Arts Awards, in association with the Eastern Daily Press, is made up of 15 awards, with 30 nominations and is the Hostry Festival’s special annual gala red carpet event celebrating the rich and diverse world of arts and culture in Norfolk. The Hostry Festival begins on the 4th September with the Hostry Festival Launch Night, with the Awards Night on the 20th October.

The full Hostry Festival brochure can be found here and the website here.

The Norfolk Arts Awards website can be found here.