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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is this year’s pantomime from the Newport Amateur Theatrical Society and looks full of Eastern promise.

Saffron Walden

The Vanishing Man is not a magic show but it is a show about magic.

The Full Monty stage play is touring the country and will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre from January 23 to 28.

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Tchaikovsky’s beautiful, glittering, Christmas gift of a ballet, The Nutcracker, was danced exquisitely at Cambridge Corn Exchange by Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet. The score played by the Hungarian Sinfonietta Orchestra conducted by Igor Shavruk was entrancing.


A stage version of actor David Walliams’s children’s book First Hippo on the Moon will be at the Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishop’s Stortford on Tuesday, January 24.

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Beauty and the Beast is the Christmas Show at Cambridge Junction until Saturday, December 31.


The Wizard of Oz will be working his magic at Foakes Hall in Great Dunmow from Friday, December 30 to Monday, January 2, presented by The Dunmow Pantomime Group.

For those watching the fascinating BBC Television series on Henry VIII’s six wives presented by historian Lucy Worsley, the historian will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre presenting At Home with Jane Austen, dispelling the myth that she was a cynical, lonely spinster.

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