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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).

A musical production of the classic story Peter Pan will be staged by a group of youngsters at Saffron Walden Town Hall over four days.

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This stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox is a high-energy, full-length, two-hour show with elements of pantomime, musical and high drama.

A children’s story about two princes who fall in love, called Happily Ever After, will be at Cambridge Junction on Sunday, May 7.


After the sudden death of actor Tim Pigott-Smith on April 7, the play he was about to star in, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Saleman, was halted on its tour.


This is an enchanting evening. English Touring Opera’s Patience is fizzing, buzzing, funny all the way through and delightful. It’s a confection of perfection.

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig, the play that made the young playwright Tom Stoppard’s name overnight, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead will be shown at Haverhill Arts Centre on Sunday, May 7.

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The Football Association (FA) banned women’s teams from playing on affiliated grounds from 1921 to 1971.

Ballet Central are at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on May 16 with a programme including work by Sir Matthew Bourne, Indigo Children by Royal Ballet choreographer, Liam Scarlett, and a new version of the ballroom scene from Romeo and Juliet by English National Ballet’s Jenna Lee, as well as pieces from La Bayadere and The Nutcracker.

The Strange Undoing of Prudentia Hart by David Greig has been described as a wild tapestry of Scottish folk music and rhyming couplets, Karaoke and hip-hop, held together with some impressive guitar, fiddle, bodhran and djembe playing. It is part live folk-gig, part folk tale, part comedy.

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It is 1977 (again) and part-time department store beautician Beverly and her short-tempered, workaholic estate-agent husband Laurence (Ben Caplan) are entertaining.

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Strictly professionals Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite, who have been on the BBC show for eight years, will be dancing at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on Thursday, April 20 with their choreographed Latin and Ballroom routines in a show called Somewhere in Time. You can book and after show meet and greet with them, too.

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