Frederick Knott’s thriller Wait Until Dark, first staged in 1966, is a piece of theatrical history. Whether it should be taken off the shelf, have the dust blown off it and staged again 50 years later is another question.

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Tue, 17:05

It was laughter in the rain and princesses in plastic ponchos as the rain ran from dismal drizzle to torrential torrents.

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David Beedle
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

In his play The Real Thing, Tom Stoppard has a touch of the Luigi Pirandello’s. The Italian dramatist, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1936, liked to draw his audiences up the garden path. His characters have multiple accounts of who they are or what has happened to them. We wait on the edge of our seats to find out the truth, only to be told, finally, that there is no truth, it is all a matter of perception. “You decide”.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Promising to be one of the best free days out ever, the Dunmow Carnival, always held on the third Saturday in September (September 16 this year) has fireworks, a procession and 10 hours of non-stop entertainment. This year’s theme is Dunmow Through the Ages.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Two gardens will be open for the National Garden Scheme, which raises money for health charities, on on Sunday, September 10 at Stebbing and Helions Bumstead

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BBC
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Gruffalo will come to call this autumn, at Chelmsford Civic Theatre this month and Cambridge Arts Theatre in November. Theatre Group Tall Stories bring the stage adaptation of Julian Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s classic children’s book.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Jeremy Hardy will be doing his inimitable stand up at Saffron Walden Town Hall on Thursday, September 14.

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Jeremy Hardy
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A choral work, The Judas Passion with the story told for the first time from perspective of the traitor will have its world premiere at Saffron Hall on Sunday, September 24.

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London
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Shindigs, one of the most versatile cover bands in Essex, will play at Bishop’s Stortford Football Club, Mitre Suite on Saturday, September 30.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Dunmow Comedy Club opens its new season at Dunmow Arts Centre on Friday, September 8 with three comics including television warm up men Andrew Bird and Maff Brown and Mark Simons. who has been supporting Sean Walsh and Rob Beckett on their national tours as well as working with Michael MacIntyre and Jack Dee.

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Arts Centre
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international best-selling novel, The Kite Runner has been adapted for the stage and will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre from September 25-30.

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Afghanistan
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A bank holiday Monday fun day at The Butcher’s Arms in North End, Dunmow raised £2,000 for the Essex Air Ambulance.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Bridge String Quartet will give a concert of classical folksongs in The Orangery, at the Gallery in the Garden in Great Saling near Braintree on Friday, September 8.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A mum has swum the channel to raise money for the swimming pool at Great Bardfield Primary School, where her four-year-old daughter, Edie takes her place this term.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Three children with disabilities will benefit from this year’s annual charity golf day on September 13, held by the family funeral director, Daniel Robinson and Son in Great Dunmow.

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NHS
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Students were celebrating across the county as the GCSE results were announced today (Thursday, August 24).

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Monday, August 21, 2017

A stage version of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man will be at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Monday and Tuesday, September 4 and 5.

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Cambridge
Monday, August 21, 2017

The Roar Charity Fashion show, which takes place on September 23 at Quy Mill in Cambridgeshire, raising money for the Arthur Rank Hospice, East Anglian Air Ambulance and Cambridge United Community Trust, will have the pop artist Lydia Singer entertaining.

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Cambridge
Monday, August 21, 2017

Live/Wire, the AC/DC tribute show will be at Haverhill Arts Centre on September 1.

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Haverhill Arts Centre
Monday, August 21, 2017

Harriet Lauler (Shirley MacLaine), a once-successful businesswoman, works with young local writer Anne Sherman (Amanda Seyfried) to write her life story. When the initial result doesn’t meet Lauler’s high expectations, she sets out to reshape the way she’ll be remembered.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Banjo player, songwriter, raconteur, juggler and acrobat, Curtis Eller will be at Cambridge Junction on September 4. Born in Detroit, he says he rose to obscurity as “New York’s angriest yodeling banjo player”. Citing Buster Keaton, Abraham Lincoln and Elvis Presley as his primary musical influences, Eller became a staple of the beer halls, burlesque houses and underground theaters of the eastern seaboard. Fame proved elusive.

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Ireland
Monday, August 21, 2017

The Countess of Warwick Country Show in Little Easton over the bank holiday weekend, August 27 and 28, includes animal displays, a ploughing match, children’s egg and spoon and sack races, a dog race, tug of war, a ploughing match, sheep dog skills and classic cars. The show is named after the Countess of Warwick who was born at Easton Lodge into the Maynard family.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Schools around the district are celebrating A Level grades as the results were announced on Thursday, August 17.

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Simon Knight
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A man living in sheltered accommodation has been told to pay £13,500 in costs after Uttlesford District Council took him to court over a security light he put up outside his home.

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Julie Redfern
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The show Are You Experienced? hailed as the world’s number one tribute to Jimi Hendrix, will be at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on Friday, September 8. This is a tribute by John Campbell who looks and sounds like Jimi. Hendrix, who was born in 1942 and died aged just 27, had a mainstream career of just four years. Regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music”.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Award-winning folk duo, Megson, who played at Cambridge Folk Festival last year, will be at The Old Bull in Royston on Friday, September 29 as part of a nationwide tour.

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BBC Radio
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

An ensemble of internationally renowned singers, an orchestra of over one hundred musicians including six harps, and a specially selected chorus of vassals and their womenfolk will see Valhalla go up in flames when Saffron Opera Group’s present the finale of Wagner’s Ring Cycle on Sunday, September 17.

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United Kingdom
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Peace Train, the Cat Stevens Story is at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Thursday September 7 and will be a night of music and story-telling.

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Australia
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The show Hairy Maclary and Friends, based on the books by the New Zealand author, Dame Lynley Dodd about a dog and his friends, will be at Haverhill Arts Centre on August 25 presented by Nonsense Room Products.

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