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Every three years since 1882, students at Cambridge University have performed an Ancient Greek play in Ancient Greek. It is always magnificent and this year is no exception. Again, not all the cast are classicists, some have not studied the ancient language before - but all of them are accomplished actors and with impressive voices for the sung chorus. Sophocle's play comes ringing down the years to us. It's about division and could not be more pertinent.

Mr Bear can't sleep. Mrs Bear is snoring. So he goes to sleep in Baby Bear's room. But Baby Bear is pretending to be an aeroplane. So he goes off again to sleep in the living room.

The play is being put on by the award-winning producers of Horrible Histories and Gangsta Granny.

He recited a poem for Prince Charles (O, Charles!), who the poet said went through a "living hell" as a royal, but consoled him in absentia: "It could be worse, Charles… you could live in Reading".

The Bard loved a mix-up. After being separated as babies, two sets of identical twins with identical names, find themselves in the same place at the same time.

A slapstick reworking of Bernard Shaw's play, which become the musical, My Fair Lady

He has retired from presenting Today on BBC Radio 4 but journalist John Humphrys will be at Saffron Hall on Wednesday, October 23 -

Oscar Wilde's play A Woman of No Importance, which satirised upper class society in the 1890s, has Wilde's usual gossip, snobbery and someone shocked when they find our who their parents are.

Rock and folk group, Holy Moly and the Crackers will be at Cambridge Junction

An hour long musical version of the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is on a mini tour.

This play by Alan Ayckbourn is the third of a trilogy called Things That Go Bump, about a recently bereaved widow, whose late husband just won't leave her alone. Ayckbourn felt it was like Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit.

Lenny Henry talks about his life and times at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Monday, November 25 and half the tickets are sold already.

The Lady Vanishes, based on Alfred Hitchcock's splendid 1938 film, and starring Gwen Taylor, will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre from September 30 to October 5.

After a decade of magic shows delighting all ages, magicians Morgan and West are at Cambridge Junction on Sunday and Monday October 20 and 21.

They are Oxford graduates with degrees in physics and chemistry, and they are fully qualified secondary school teachers.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's gripping and compelling story will be told in a one-man musical drama using the original text.

Caroline Criado Perez, the author of Invisible Women, will be one of the speakers at Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

From October 14-27, there will be a series of free, one-hour talks open to all. This year's theme is technology and where is it taking us.

This is an intriguing melodrama. It has a gripping plot and an interesting twist at the end. But this production fails to deliver.

Asked by a beggar if he has any change, toff, George Balfour replies: "Sorry, I've only got notes."

There is a lot of humour in Posh.

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