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Dick Whittington, this year’s show at Cambridge Arts Theatre, written by Al Morley with the dame Matt Crosby, has panache and aplomb. It fizzes from the opening moments and keeps up the fast pace right to the end.

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The audience was on its feet after the final notes of The Zurich Chamber Orchestra at Cambridge Corn Exchange with soloists Alison Balsom, trumpet and Gabriela Montero, piano.

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Cambridge

Sister Act at Cambridge Corn Exchange from December 12 – 17 has been directed and choregraphed by Craig Revel Horwood, the baddie judge on Strictly Come Dancing who we suspect is actually rather nice.

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Cambridge

Oliver with a Christmas Twist, a production by The Searchlight Theatre Company, will be at Saffron Walden Baptish Church for one night only on Monday, December 5.

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United Kingdom

Baritone Gerald Finley will be in recital with Sir Antonio Pappano, director of the Royal Opera at Saffron Hall on Sunday, December 4.

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Cambridge

A dancer and strings playing pastoral and middle-European Gypsy melodies will accompany children’s Laureate Michael Morgpurgo, OBE when he reads his story The Best of Times at Saffron Hall on Sunday, December 11.

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Internationally acclaimed trumpeter Alison Balsom will join pianist and Amnesty International’s first honorary consul Gabriela Montero at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Saturday December 3.

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Cambridge

Actors Tracy-Ann Oberman and Philip Jackson join the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers for a stage version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol which Dickens, a travelling showman, would have loved. The show is at Saffron Hall on December 3.

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BBC

Bishop’s Stortford Museum has free monthly tours of its collection.

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South Africa

First off the blocks to start the panto season is Jack and the Beanstalk at Chelmsford Civic Theatre with Neil Bromley as the Dame, Ben Ellis-Strathie as Jack and Sam Parker as Silly Billy (all pictured). From Friday, December 2 to Monday January 2 with shows at 2pm and 6pm, plus school performances.

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Saffron Walden Choral Society has three Christmas concerts next month including Handel’s Messiah at Saffron Hall, an appearance with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the annual Spirit of Christmas concert where school choirs take part and sing carols written by the pupils.

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Saffron Walden County High School

After nearly 90 years, is Lady Chatterley’s Lover still naughty? This adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s notorious novel at the Arts Theatre, is a veritable kit-off fest as the posh Lady Chatterley gets on down with the earthy gamekeeper Mellors. She does this many many times – one reason why the play is a very long one, almost three hours.

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Mystery and revelation abound at this year’s Cambridge Literary Festival with a glittering array of top authors.

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BBC Radio

Celebrated singer Laura Mvula will be at Cambridge Corn Exchange on November 24 on her tour, following a set at Glastonbury on the Pyramid Stage.

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Cambridge

Barry Steele, widely recognised as one of the world’s leading vocalists, plays homage to legend Roy Orbison at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on November 19. Steele takes you on a musical journey from the early to the late 1980s. An homage to the time Roy spent with The Traveling Wilburys. Featuring chart busting hits made famous by Cilla Black, Jerry lee Lewis, The Shadows, The Spencer Davis Group, Joe Cocker and of the Big O.

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A family concert based on science and space takes place at Saffron Hall on Sunday, November 27. Writer Frank Burnett tells his witty tale of the history of the earth from The Big Bang to the present day, set to music by Joanna Ive.

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The Anglia Singers present We Will Make Music, a winter concert St Augustine’s Church in Springfield, near Chelmsford on Sunday, November 27.

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Felicity Kendal did somewhat steal the show in this new version of A Room with a View, directed by Adrian Noble, at the Cambridge Arts Theatre.

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Surrey

The world premiere of a stage version of Lady Chatterley’s Lover will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre from November 22 to 26.

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Australia

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