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Jennie Eclair

Jenny Eclair’s shows usually sell out months in advance so now might be the time to book tickets for How to be a Middle Aged Woman (Without going insane) at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on Thursday, October 6.

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Matt Cardle

X-Factor winner, Matt Cardle will be at Cambridge Corn Exchange on June 13. Known for his hit cover of The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face and Loving You with Spice Girl Melanie C. He went on to star with Beverley Knight in Memphis The Musical where he won the Best West End Debut Award for his portrayal of Huey Calhoun. Matt will sing material from his three Top 10 albums and preview songs from his new recording.

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Cambridge
Matt Hale Comedy Hypnotist

An Australian comedy hypnotist, Matt Hale, will be Haverhill Arts Centre on June 16 with his show called 100 per cent Chicken Free. He promises not to humiliate people by turning them into clucking chickens but to free-up the hidden talents they didn’t know they had. “I want people to think that’s amazing, I wish I was up there. Not that’s amazing but I’m glad it’s not me.” The show is described as suitable for all ages.

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Haverhill Arts Centre
Hot Sardines

The Hot Sardines performance has been such a hot ticket for Saturday, June 4 that an extra performance has been put on in the afternoon. This traditional, twenties-style American jazz band does amazing things with popular music – like a version of People will Say We’re in Love from Okalahoma turned into a tart tango. Their latest album, French Fries and Champagne has a high voltage version of Running Wild, the song Marilyn Monroe sings on the train in Some Like it Hot.

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London
Shadowlands

Why is there pain and suffering in a world with a God who loves humanity?

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Royal Phil and Evelyn Glennie

Cambridge Corn Exchange’s resident orchestra the Royal Philharmonic will perform the final concert of the this season’s Cambridge Classical Concert Series with Dame Evelyn Glennie on Thursday, June 9.

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BBC
Ayckbourn

The scene is a restaurant somewhere near Duxford. Two couples arrive for dinner. They are looking forward to a lovely evening.

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United Kingdom
Joanna Eden Red Curtain

Singer-songwriter Joanna Eden and actress Leigh McDonald bring their show The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman to Fairycroft House, Saffron Walden on Sunday, May 22 at 7.30pm.

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Shappi Khorsandi

Top comics, Jeremy Hardy, Shappi Khorsandi, Lucy Porter and Stephen K Amos are coming to perform at Haverhill Arts Centre this season. Jeremy Hardy will be there on Wednesday, June 1 and booking is now open for Shappi Khorsandi on Friday, September 23, Lucy Porter on November 4 and Stephen K Amos on November 17. All the shows are at 8pm. Tickets from 01440 714140 or www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk

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Haverhill Arts Centre
Toni Lee as Karen Carpenter

We’ve only just begun, a tribute to Karen Carpenter, is at The Rhodes Theatre, Bishop’s Stortford on Saturday, May 28 with chart hits sung by Toni Lee accompanied by an eight-piece band. They will play music going back to the Carpenters’ first UK hit, Close to You, in 1970.

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United Kingdom
VE Day Air Show Duxford 2015

There will be a celebration of the transformed American Air Museum, part of the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, over the bank holiday weekend of May 28 and 29.

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United Kingdom
Hugh Masekela

Legendary, South African trumpeter, Hugh Masekela will be at Saffron Hall on Sunday, May 29 with pianist Larry Willis.

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South Africa
Stones Think Floyd

Tributes to two iconic groups, Pink Floyd and The Rolling Stones are at The Rhodes Theatre Bishop’s Stortford this month.

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Alice Coote

The Britten Sinfonia will be at Saffron Hall on Sunday, May 15, playing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 3 and Phaedra, Britten’s last masterpiece about a woman who falls in love with her stepson.

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Ballet Boyz

All-male company of 10 dancers, Balletboyz are at Cambridge Arts Theatre on June 3 and 4 performing two new commissions by internationally acclaimed choreographers, Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos. The dances take a provocative look at life and death.

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Shadowlands

What happens when a life-long bachelor and Oxford accademic falls in love? Shadowlands, at Cambridge Arts Theatre from May 23-28 is the story of C S Lewis, author of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and his love for his wife, the American poet, Joy Davidman who he marries only to lose her to cancer. After the original television drama and film, this is a stage adaptation by William Nicholson. The cast is led by Stephen Boxer as Lewis with Amanda Ryan as Joy.

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Linton Festival

Magic, Myth and Mystery, a free book festival specially for children takes place in Linton from May 14 to 22.

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United Kingdom
Eddie Izzard

He would be funny in any language and performs shows in tongues he doesn’t claim to speak, but Eddie Izzard is playing his Force Majeure 333 show in French, England and German.

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United Kingdom
Red Shed Mark Thomas

Red Shed is the latest show from blood red comic Mark Thomas, who just wants to make the world a better place really. It’s just been announced for Cambridge Junction as part of a national tour.

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Cambridge

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