The Paper Man
Book Tickets

The Paper Man

Presented by: Improbable as part of Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2018

Mon 14th May 2018 to Sat 19th May 2018

Price: £15.00 - £18.00

Running time: TBC

Ages: 14+

Created by Vera Chok, Sophia Clist, Colin Grenfell, Steve Harper, Jess Mabel Jones, Anna-Maria Nabiyre, Adrienne Quartly, Lee Simpson and Steve Tiplady

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

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

Further information

Recommended for ages 14+

Tickets cannot be booked through Norwich Puppet Theatre, instead please click here for the Festival box office.


  • Adult: £18.00
  • Concession: £15.00/ £7.50 for under 26s

Dates & Times:

Monday 14th May 2018 @ 19:30pm Book Tickets
Tuesday 15th May 2018 @ 19:30pm Book Tickets
Wednesday 16th May 2018 @ 14:30pm Book Tickets
Wednesday 16th May 2018 @ 19:30pm Book Tickets
Thursday 17th May 2018 @ 19:30pm Book Tickets
Friday 18th May 2018 @ 19:30pm Book Tickets
Saturday 19th May 2018 @ 14:30pm Book Tickets
Saturday 19th May 2018 @ 19:30pm Book Tickets

You can book offline by calling the box office on 01603 629 921 or emailing

You can book tickets online for this event via the UEA ticket office*, or by phone through our box office.

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