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In the wake of yet another mass shooting, Senator Henry Jekyll, a bold, young, candidate for the Oval Office, promises to end America's love affair with guns.

This is now the second longest-running non-musical play in West End history, after The Mousetrap.

Set in a holiday camp in the 1960s, founder Joe Maplin is opening a branch in the Bahamas and needs female yellowcoats to work there.

Band of Gold was a big television hit in the 1990s, watched by 15 million viewers. Rolling out the same characters in tired old story lines 25 years on cannot have the same magnetism.

Who is the mysterious wife who never leaves the house? Pirandello gives us one version of the story - and then the opposite.

Only 10 per cent of people stopped in the street would have heard of Pirandello - even in Italy - but he is writing for the 90 per cent who have never heard of him

A traditional version of the musical, My Fair Lady will be at Saffron Walden Town Hall from Tuesday, March 10 to Saturday, March 14.

Is her motive investigation, seduction, blackmail or revenge? Just who is she? We don't find out until the final curtain.

Director, Sally Cookson said: "I read the book in one hit. I thought I would kill for the opportunity to make this story into a piece of theatre."

Strictly Come Dancing professionals Graziano Di Prima and Gianda Lini bring their new dance show Havana Nights to Chelmsford.

I bet they argued in the tavern about it in 1603 when it opened. It could have been called Iago because he, the villain of the piece, is the ringmaster. And his weapon is violence against women.

A heart-breakingly young prostitute in Bradford who approached a married couple in their car, was the inspiration behind the Granada Television series, Band of Gold, now on stage at Cambridge Arts Theatre next month.

Best known as Cora Crawley, the Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey, Elizabeth McGovern stars in God of Carnage at Cambridge Arts Theatre from February 3-8.

February Highlights at West Road in Cambridge (The University of Cambridge's concert hall) include Gilbert and Sullivan's The Sourcerer, Rachmaninov's 2nd Concerto and Rossini's Cenerentola - plus the Academy of Ancient Music and the Endellion Quartet.

Presented by Cambridge students, Cartwright's northern fairy tale, which became a film starring Jane Horrocks in 1998, has shy LV (Little Voice) struggling to be heard beside her larger than life mother, Mari.

After a long service career, Atkins attempts to return to 'normal' life. After all he's seen, civvy street will be a breeze, right? His observations on the absurdities of the everyday are comic, moving and insightful.

Helen George hits just the right note in My Cousin Rachel to leave us wondering at the end whether she was, after all, a wronged woman.

The Prince and The Witch is set in a kingdom where the royals are a loving couple who chase each other around the palace corridors.

The kingdom has fallen on hard times, everyone is watching their spending, except Lord Cringeworthy, the Lord Chancellor.

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