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Having postponed their gig at the Junction in December last year due to the lead singer Davy Carton undergoing a minor throat operation, there was great anticipation for the return of The Saw Doctors to Cambridge on April 24.

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Ireland

This is an enchanting evening. English Touring Opera’s Patience is fizzing, buzzing, funny all the way through and delightful. It’s a confection of perfection.

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Set in a time of war, Tosca is a melodrama. It is high Victorian theatre, if you can call the Italian Puccini a Victorian.

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How do you create a comedy about a third of the country living below the poverty line while three quarters of MPs are millionaires? It’s a tough one, but for the most part funny man Jonny Donahoe and guitarist Paddy Gervers succeed.

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United Kingdom

Rising from the ashes of 2005’s interminable King Kong remake by Peter Jackson, Kong: Skull Island attempts to breathe new life into the franchise.

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Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig, the play that made the young playwright Tom Stoppard’s name overnight, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead will be shown at Haverhill Arts Centre on Sunday, May 7.

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Haverhill Arts Centre

Stewart Lee, one of the few comedians who actually delights in poor reviews and puts lines from them on his publicity posters (such as “clever but very unfunny - Rod Liddle, Sunday Times) will be back at Cambridge Corn Exchange on May 13 – possibly pleased with the show he gave there in March. Lee is known for taking no prisoners. If he doesn’t like the audience he will tell them.

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Sunday Times

Regarded as stand-up comedy’s coolest customer, and arguably the one with the sexiest voice in the business, Reginald D Hunter will be at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Sunday, May 28 with his new show, Some People V Reginald D Hunter.

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United Kingdom

The Football Association (FA) banned women’s teams from playing on affiliated grounds from 1921 to 1971.

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The film, Hidden Figures (PG), which you may have missed at mainstream cinemas, is showing at Saffron Screen in Saffron Walden on Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30.

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Russia

Our top tips for where to go and what to see on a spring weekend. We recommend Madonnas and Miracles, the exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, open on all three days and free.

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George Chapman

Pianist, Sir Andras Schiff will be in recital at Saffron Hall on Thursday, May 4, playing Bach (Capriccio in B-flat Major and Four Duets), Bartok (Piano Sonata, Janacek (In the Mists) and Schumann (Fantasie in C Major).

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Saffron Walden Tourist Information Office

Ballet Central are at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on May 16 with a programme including work by Sir Matthew Bourne, Indigo Children by Royal Ballet choreographer, Liam Scarlett, and a new version of the ballroom scene from Romeo and Juliet by English National Ballet’s Jenna Lee, as well as pieces from La Bayadere and The Nutcracker.

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Rachmaninov’s Concerto No 2 (used as the theme music for the film Brief Encounter and in other films, including Grand Hotel, starring Greta Garbo) will be played by international pianist, Freddy Kempf, with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Thursday, May 11.

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Cambridge University

The Strange Undoing of Prudentia Hart by David Greig has been described as a wild tapestry of Scottish folk music and rhyming couplets, Karaoke and hip-hop, held together with some impressive guitar, fiddle, bodhran and djembe playing. It is part live folk-gig, part folk tale, part comedy.

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Haverhill Arts Centre

There is plenty to do this Easter, including a holy parade through the town in Saffron Walden, Mozart’s Requiem, Irish comedy, egg hunts and minature train rides.

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George Chapman

It is 1977 (again) and part-time department store beautician Beverly and her short-tempered, workaholic estate-agent husband Laurence (Ben Caplan) are entertaining.

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