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The acclaimed dance company Boy Blue is at Saffron Hall on March 8 with their show Project Rebel.

Simon Callow and Jane Asher star in Noel Coward’s A Song at Twilight at Cambridge Arts Theatre from March 4-9.

A musician who plays two guitars at once, Rodney Branigan with music from Texas and Nashville, will be at Joanna’s Place in Saffron Walden on Saturday, March 2.

Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre

This show is a masterclass in comedy. The performances are flawless, the movement is balletic, the singing is sublime and the acrobatics defy gravity. With immaculate timing, this is extreme farce.

America

Mark Thomas’s latest show about the current state of the NHS went down so well on February 12 at Cambridge Junction that the audience applauded after every riff. They didn’t wait till the end.

NHS

Rebus: Long Shadows, is a gritty drama about a retired detective determined to find the killer of a teenage girl.

The difficulty is that it’s a cold case. It’s been 17 years since the murder. He doesn’t even know if the killer is still alive.

Edinburgh

The Worst Witch does a magnificent job of bringing Jill Murphy’s well-loved characters to life...according to my 10-year-old fellow reviewer Chloe Veneear, who has actually read the books.

Cambridge

Five strapping lads, all identifying as fat and gay, present a dance show at Cambridge Junction “about flab, double chins and getting your kit off in public.”

The secret of the Secret Cabaret Club is out - after a sold out pilot show, the next secret evening will be at Saffron Walden Football Club this evening (February 1).

Elton John

Caroline’s Kitchen, by Torben Betts, is 1980’s farce meets Victorian melodrama. The plot is predictable and the characters cliched but the audience loved it - so what the heck.

Cambridge

The creators of The Play that Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong and Mischief Movie Night have found they cannot go wrong with the formula.

The latest show from Mischief Theatre, called The Comedy about a Bank Robbery, a real piece of smash and grab, will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre from Tuesday, February 19 to Saturday, March 2.

London

Sofa, at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on Wednesday, February 20, is a play about family memories.

The creators have decided that the sofa is where families make new worlds as children and seek solace as adults.

Dr Michael Mosley, the man behind the 5:2 diet, is on his first ever UK theatre tour and brings his show, Trust Fast Health to Chelmsford’s Civic Theatre on Thursday, February 7.

BBC

If you want to get an audience on your side, starting a pantomine with the Star Wars opening theme is a safe bet; especially when sitting in the front five rows, are a group of scouts.

Alice in Wonderland, the curious pantomime, continues at Saffron Walden Town Hall on Friday, January 18 and Saturday, January 19.

Jonathan Scripps

A brand new pantomime but with all the traditional fun, The Elf King, will be at Newport Village Hall from Friday, January 18 to Sunday, January 20.

Michael Portillo, will be coming to Chelmsford’s Civic Theatre on Friday 11 January at 7.30pm, to talk about his life.

Named by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure, risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken.

Rory Bremner and Jan Ravens will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre for a one night show on Sunday, February 3.

Fiona Bruce

It’s a recipe as old as time: mix in catchy tunes with dedicated, madcap performances and a dame who loves a cheeky Tinder scroll and what do you get? A joyful and smart Christmas pantomime.

France

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