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Frederick Knott’s thriller Wait Until Dark, first staged in 1966, is a piece of theatrical history. Whether it should be taken off the shelf, have the dust blown off it and staged again 50 years later is another question.

In his play The Real Thing, Tom Stoppard has a touch of the Luigi Pirandello’s. The Italian dramatist, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1936, liked to draw his audiences up the garden path. His characters have multiple accounts of who they are or what has happened to them. We wait on the edge of our seats to find out the truth, only to be told, finally, that there is no truth, it is all a matter of perception. “You decide”.

The Gruffalo will come to call this autumn, at Chelmsford Civic Theatre this month and Cambridge Arts Theatre in November. Theatre Group Tall Stories bring the stage adaptation of Julian Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s classic children’s book.

Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international best-selling novel, The Kite Runner has been adapted for the stage and will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre from September 25-30.

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A stage version of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man will be at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Monday and Tuesday, September 4 and 5.

Cambridge

The show Hairy Maclary and Friends, based on the books by the New Zealand author, Dame Lynley Dodd about a dog and his friends, will be at Haverhill Arts Centre on August 25 presented by Nonsense Room Products.

The all-male Mikado at the Arts Theatre Cambridge is enchanting and I urge you to go.

Sasha Regan

A modern version of Shakespeare’s Loves Labours Lost will be in the Monastery Gardens, Windhill in Bishop’s Stortford on July 6, 7 and 8.

The Hotbed Theatre Festival, celebrating new writing will be at Cambridge Junction on Saturday, July 8, produced by Menagerie Theatre Company in association with the venue.

Cambridge

A stage show of Priscilla Queen of the Desert will be at The Leys School, in Cambridge from Tuesday, July 11 to Saturday, July 15.

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