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A packed audience at the Cambridge Arts Theatre stood on its feet and cheered at Emma Rice’s production of Wise Children. It is a triumph of storytelling, belly-laugh humour, soul-stirring dance and powerful singing from a cast of 12 who play 22 different roles.

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Ryan Gosling reteams with Oscar winning La La Land director Damien Chazelle to tell the story behind NASA’s 1969 mission to land a man on the moon.

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Looking for family things to do locally this Christmas? Try ice-skating at the North Pole in Cambridge

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Question Time, the political debate programme, will be filmed at Bishop’s Stortford College on December 6.

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Folk group Lau, winner of Best Group four times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, will be at Saffron Hall on Friday, November 30.

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BBC Radio

Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker will be danced by Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet at Cambridge Corn Exchange on December 29, 30 and 31 and January 1.

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United Kingdom

It’s £10 off all tickets for weekday performances of Wise Children at Cambridge Arts Theatre

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Ruth Jones, who has been off the stage for 12 years due to her successes on television, is an absolute delight in this intriguing and funny play.

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Ben

Bradley Cooper makes his directorial debut and stars with Lady Ga Ga in this remake of A Star is Born. A story last brought to the screen in 1976 by Barbara Streisand.

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Dad’s Army Radio Hour, at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on Wednesday, November 28, has two actors playing 25 characters.

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A free concert will be given by singer-songwriter Joanna Eden on Friday, November 9, raising money for the Indonesian Tsunami Appeal.

Joanna, an award-winning artist, pianist and jazz singer who sells out Ronnie Scott’s Club in Soho, will being singing at the Quaker Meeting House in Saffron Walden High Street.

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Joanna Eden

Jazz musician, Orphy Robinson, brings together top jazz players to present Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks at Saffron Hall on Friday, November 16. The vocals will be sung by Sarah Jane Morris, best known for her work with The Communards on songs including Don’t Leave Me This Way.

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The Ballads of Child Migration, narrated by Barbara Dickson at Cambridge Corn Exchange, is a tribute to the 100,000 children from Britain who were forcibly sent abroad to Australia and Canada, often lied to that their parents were dead and then exploited and abused.

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United Kingdom

Like the film of the same name - and similarly the hit BBC Television series Upstart Crow, the stage version of Shakespeare in Love, draws a lot of plot and humour from women not being allowed to perform on the Elizabethan stage. This play has a slow and laboured start. Interestingly, it takes off when a woman takes the stage. When would-be actress, Viola de Lesseps (played nicely by Imogen Daines) starts reciting Shakespeare’s lines, the play takes life. I would start it from there.

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Saffron Walden Town Hall will host to one of the great British musicals when Oliver! is performed by Saffron Walden Musical Theatre Company both youth and adult sections from November 14-17.

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Charles Dickens

The improvised musical comedy, Notflix will be at Cambridge Junction on Saturday, November 17.

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Cambridge

There is a chance to see the Marx Brothers, all four of them: Groucho, Harpo, Chicko and Zeppo, on the big screen on Saturday, November 3.

Arguably the Marx Brothers’ funniest film, this comedy masterpiece tells the story of the inept regime of Freedonia which bumbles into war with neighbouring Sylvania just because their leader, Groucho has paid a month’s rent in advance on the battlefield.

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Luna, a play for children aged two to five about being brave in the dark, is at Saffron Hall on November 14 and 15, Luna (the moon) played by Tamara Saffir, is bored with being in the sky with no one to play with. It is also lonely being the only moon.

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A stage version of Jane Eyre, the novel by Charlotte Bronte, published under a man’s name in 1847, will be at Haverhill Arts Centre on Wednesday, November 7.

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Haverhill Arts Centre

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