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This stage adaptation of Fellini’s 1954 film, La Strada (The Road) is beautiful, brutal, breathtaking and balletic.

A stage version of Federico Fellini’s controversial 1954 film, La Strada (The Road) will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre in an extended run, from March 27 to April 8. ’, This is the story of a young woman, Gelsomina, who is sold by her mother to a showman to accompany him on his travelling strongman act.

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The English Touring Theatre have come to town with a production that captures all the joy of theatre and left the audience at The Cambridge Arts filled with delight and the sincerest appreciation.

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It’s the sixties - the 1660s. Nell Gwynn is on the stage and Charles II is in the audience.

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The musical, The Wedding Singer is at Cambridge Corn Exchange from March 28 to April 1 starring Jon Robyns, Ray Quinn, Cassie Compton, Roxanne Pallet and Ruth Madoc.

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As director Phil Dale says: “At the end of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the comedy character Puck says don’t worry if none of this makes sense, you’ve probably dreamt it.”

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This is a magnificient piece of theatre. Escaped Alone has been reviewed as a puzzling play. I don’t think it is. Four women who have reached their 70s sit in a sunny garden and reminisce. They don’t finish their sentences and they talk to themselves rather than each other. They would be quite safe conversations if it wasn’t revealed immediately that Vi has killed her husband with a kitchen knife and served time for it.

An uplifting, spunky, eye-popping performance from The Saffron Walden Musical Theatre Company was a true feast for mind, body and soul on International Women’s Day.

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Linda Bassett (Call the Midwife, Lark Rise to Candleford) Caryl stars in Churchill’s latest play, Escaped Alone at Cambridge Arts Theatre from March 14-18.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea, a musical version of Judith Kerr’s much loved book, will be at the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford on March 15 and 16.

Silver Lining, a new play by broadcaster and comedian Sandi Toksvig will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre from March 7 to 11 with Toksvig’s son, Theo Toksvig-Stewart, making his professional stage debut in the piece.

Toben Betts’ play Invincible has its first half as a comedy, and is delightful.

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A group of women holding up a banner near the House of Commons saying: “We want sex” certainly attracted hoots from passing traffic.

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Hedda Garbler, the ultimate role for an actress, stars Ruth Wilson in a live performance from the National Theatre being shown at cinemas on Thursday, March 9 including Saffron Screen, Chelmsford Odeon, Haverhill Arts Centre, and Vue and Arts Picturehouse in Cambridge.

The Richard Alston Dance Company returned to Cambridge Arts Theatre with four pieces inspired by an eclectic range of music, ranging from Benjamin Britten’s setting of Friedrich Holderlin’s poetry, to contemporary Romany music with a drum ‘n bass beat.

North and south and class and culture collide in Torben Betts’comedy Invincible at Cambridge Arts Theatre from Wednesday, March 1 to Saturday, March 4.

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Icarus Theatre Collective presents their sexy, bloody and fast-paced tour of Hamlet at The Mumford Theatre, Cambridge on February 27 and 28. This production, described as Shakespeare for the Game of Thrones generation, embraces the play’s brutality and amplifies the violence of the story.

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In an intriguing combination of science and art, a robot took to the stage at Cambridge Junction.

Cambridge

Gaslight, written in 1938 but set in the Victorian era, about a woman whose husband is trying to drive her mad, used to be a staple of repertory companies because it is such a gem.

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A new adaption of Mary Shelley’s gothic masterpiece Frankenstein comes to the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford on Tuesday, February 21.

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