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The all-male Mikado at the Arts Theatre Cambridge is enchanting and I urge you to go.

A modern version of Shakespeare’s Loves Labours Lost will be in the Monastery Gardens, Windhill in Bishop’s Stortford on July 6, 7 and 8.

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The Hotbed Theatre Festival, celebrating new writing will be at Cambridge Junction on Saturday, July 8, produced by Menagerie Theatre Company in association with the venue.


A stage show of Priscilla Queen of the Desert will be at The Leys School, in Cambridge from Tuesday, July 11 to Saturday, July 15.


Sasha Regan’s all male Mikado will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre from Tuesday June 27 to Saturday, July 1.

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes presents an evening called Mind Over Matter at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on Monday, July 3, He will talk about his life, childhood, misdemeanours at school, army life, frostbite and early expeditions including projects which put him into the Guinness Book of Records and got him described as Britain’s greatest living explorer.

What the EU referendum and this month’s general election showed is that Britain is a divided nation: rich and poor, young and old, town and country. The play, My Country, based on interviews with people from across the regions about Brexit, laced together by poet Carol Ann Duffy, expresses these divisions.

In the days after the Brexit vote a team from the National Theatre spoke to people nationwide aged from nine to 97 to hear their views about Britain.

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For Saffron Hall’s first fully staged, professional dance show, a delighted audience was transported to the sultry streets of Buenos Aires on Friday and Saturday (June 2 and 3) for Sadler’s Wells production Milonga: Tango for the 21st Century.

Anything Goes, Nowadays. You go to the theatre and you have to make up your own musical show. It’s wonderful, it’s marvellous... it flew us to the moon.

The life-story of the late poet laureate John Betjeman will be told through his poety by Edward Fox at Cambridge Arts Theatre from June 6 to 10. Fox returns to the stage with his acclaimed portrayal of John Betjeman, poet laureate and icon of British poetry who was born in 1904 and died in 1984.

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Children’s Play, We’re Going on a Bearhunt will be at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on June 8 and 9, adapted from Michael Rosen’s award-winning book.

The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, a comedy by Neil Simon will be presented by Clavering Players at Clavering Village Hall over the weekend of Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 2, 3 and 4.

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A brand new musical comedy will be started from scratch at each performance of Show Stopper! The Improvised Musical at Cambridge Arts Theatre from Wednesday May 31 to Saturday, June 3.

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This whodunit is fun. It is well structured and being very much on the lines of a television drama, cleverly staged so that the action goes seamlessly from scene to scene, changing from the morgue to the police station to the beach.

A Sadler’s Wells production of tango will, Milonga, will be Saffron Hall’s first ever fully stage danced show on Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3.


Andalusian Gypsy flamenco dance will be at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on Saturday, May 27.


The thriller, Not Dead Enough by best selling author Peter James, will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre from May 15-20 starring Bill Ward (Emmerdale and Coronation Street, Laura Whitmore, who appeared on last year’s Strictly Come Dancing and Stephen Billington (Hollyoakes and Coronation Street).

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