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It’s December 1897 and struggling playwright, Edmond Rostand, has run out of ideas for his next piece of work.

Peter James, the author of The House on Cold Hill, now being staged as a play at Cambridge Arts Theatre, says it was inspired by what happened to him and his former wife in 1988.

Children’s shows at Cambridge Junction have a free hour of craft activities, called Hands on Happenings, before the play.

These are creative activities led by a visual artists and designed to tiein with the show. No need to book, it’s drop in.

The Selfish Giant is told with puppetry, music and a sprinkling of audience interaction.

Gibbon takes inspiration from the world of dance, mixing different art forms with circus skills, exploring ideas through movement and devised theatre to create a surreal atmosphere.

Rough Crossing, now showing at Cambridge Arts Theatre, was written in 1984. Sadly, this play set at sea is rather washed out.

Tom Stoppard’s comedy Rough Crossing will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre from April 8-14.

The Guilty Feminist Show will be at Cambridge Corn Exchange as part of a stage tour

A true mystery about the life of crime writer Agatha Christie is at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on April 18.

Prepare to be haunted. Peter Shaffer’s 1973 drama centres around an appalling act of violence.

Stagecoach Performing Arts Saffron Walden has helped to successfully set a new Guinness World Record.

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The Little Prince will be at Cambridge Junction on Thursday, April 11 over the Easter holiday.

Inspired by a true story, Peter Shaffer’s psychological thriller Equus is at Cambridge Arts Theatre from March 26-30 and there is £10 off top price tickets with this reader offer.

Punk Rock Musical, Green Day’s American Idiot will be at the ADC Theatre Cambridge from March 26-30 and we have a special 30 per cent reader’s discount on tickets.


Rachel Wagstaff’s adaptation of Dame Agatha Christie’s 1962 whodunit, The Mirror Crack’d is clever. Few in the audience would have guessed who the killer was. The denouement is a surprise.

Well! This is a machine gun of a play. Non-stop energy and with such rapid fire performances creating high-pressure salesmen that I left the theatre vowing never to buy anything - ever again.


Rip it Up, the show that celebrates the sixties with song, dance and acrobatics and stars Strictly contestants, Louis Smith, Harry Judd, Aston Merrygold and Jay McGuiness, is at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End and we have a pair of tickets for a reader to win.

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Toast, the play based on cookery writer Nigel Slater’s award-winning autobiography, transfers to London and we have a pair of tickets for a reader to win.


I left Saffron Walden Town Hall on Tuesday evening feeling slightly giddy and practically bouncing to my car.


Tim Brooke-Taylor is not as bad as his wife, Christine thinks.

He says that’s what she used to say when she came home after her sessions working in marriage guidance: “You’re not as bad as I thought.” He will be talking about his life and times at Saffron Hall on Wednesday, March 20.


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