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Jennifer Saunders, Call the Midwife's Helen George and Downton Abbey's Elizabeth McGovern will all appear at Cambridge Arts Theatre for the new season, just announced.

The sewing machine is whirring away at the home of Belinda Savill, director of Cinderella at Foakes Hall in Dunmow.

So far, Belinda has made 135 costumes for the show and there are another 25 to go.

Half gig, half dance show and half panto (yes an extra half for Christmas) musicians and dancers present The Lock In Christmas Carol at Cambridge Junction on Wednesday, December 18.

All seats £17 on Thursday and Friday, January 2 and 3 for Peter Pan at Chelmsford Civic Theatre

The Clavering Players are putting on Dick Whittington and His Cat - with pirates. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

A pianist, a ballerina and a digital cast projected onto a screen tell the story of The Nutcracker

Alan Bennett's version of The Wind in the Willows will be on stage at the ADC Theatre, Cambridge from December 10 to 14.

Interestingly, I started my 2018 review of Aladdin at the Cambridge Arts Theatre with the line "if you want to chase away those Brexit blues!"

Dr James Nicholson a consultant at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge playing Winnie Widebottom, the dame.

When he got through the audition to appear on the television talent show New Faces - his biggest fear was how to tell his mum he had bunked off school

The characters include three young women supermarket assistants in their 20s, the supervisor who mothers them, the real mother of one of them, an odd job man - plus the manager whose voice is heard only over the Tanoy.

Wayne Sleep and Liza Goddard lead in Cinderella with West End stars

Join Princess Bea on her adventure as she battles the wicked Fairy Midnight in pursuit of true love's kiss.

Olivier-nominated performer Hattie Naylor has teamed up with Pickled Image to create a magical tale with puppets and an environmental message.

This is a clever piece of theatre, Lindsay shows the twists and turns of Cardiff's mind. With immaculate comic timing and verve, this is a towering performance.

The role of Cardiff has been described as: "A fine swine of a part - which Lindsay throws everything at and then some."

Combining the traditions of musical theatre and circus, Barnham will be at Saffron Walden Town Hall from November 13-16, presented by the youth group of the award-winning Saffron Walden Musical Theatre Company.

Classical Latin 'literature' was in its day a treat for the ear. Even those who were rich enough to learn to read would hear the poems of Virgil and Ovid read aloud.

Mischief Theatre presents another in their series of calamitous village hall productions. Am Dram Pam is back.

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