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


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

United Kingdom

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.

Clybourne Park

Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris at Cambridge Arts Theatre until Saturday, May 14.

United States
Brideshead Revisited Presented by ETT and York Theatre Royal

Writer	Bryony Lavery 	 
Director	Damian Cruden 	 
Designer	Sara Perks	 
Lighting Designer	Richard G. Jones	 
Sound Designer	Yvonne Gilbert	 
Composer	Chris Madin	 
Casting Director	Polly Jerrold	 
Associate Director	Kirsty Patrick Ward	 
Movement Director	Philippa Vafadari  	 
Dialect Coach	Nick Trumble	 
Dance Advisor	Rae Piper	 
Production Manager
Felix Davies	 
Stage Manager (York)	Anna Belderbos	 
Company Stage Manager (Tour)	Mark Shayle	 
Deputy Stage Manager	Robyn Clogg	 
Assistant Stage Manager	Rosanna Simpson	 
Assistant Stage Manager	Judith Volk	 
Wardrobe Supervisor (York)	Hazel Jupp	 
Wardrobe Mistress (York)	Chloe Bower	 
Relighter 	Zanna Woodgate	 
Production Sound Engineer	Simon McCorry


Anthony Blanche, Father Mackay and Samgrass     	Nick Blakeley 	 
Charles Ryder  	Brian Ferguson	 
Lady Marchmain & Nanny	Caroline Harker	 
Julia 	Rosie Hilal	 
Cara & Celia	Samantha Lawson	 
Cordelia	Kiran Sonia Sawar	 
Lord Marchmain & Mr Ryde

A stage adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre from May 17 to 21.

United Kingdom
Clybourne Park

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre from May 9 to 14 .

Goodnight Mr Tom

The heart-wrenching tale, Goodnight Mister Tom will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre next month in an Olivier Award-winning production starring David Troughton.

Ireland's Call

In the year that marks the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, a musical about the love for Ireland of those who leave her is at the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford on Monday, May 2.

Graeme of Thrones Photography by Paul Wilkinson Photography Ltd.

Graeme of Thrones is a spoof and a play-within-a-play. This acclaimed theatrical journey through the Seven Kingdoms, enjoyed sold out shows in London’s West End and Australia.

Of Mice and Men

If you have no plans this weekend, the best plan is to see Of Mice and Men. As Robert Burns almost said: “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Boy, do they just?

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