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A packed audience at the Cambridge Arts Theatre stood on its feet and cheered at Emma Rice’s production of Wise Children. It is a triumph of storytelling, belly-laugh humour, soul-stirring dance and powerful singing from a cast of 12 who play 22 different roles.

Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker will be danced by Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet at Cambridge Corn Exchange on December 29, 30 and 31 and January 1.

United Kingdom

It’s £10 off all tickets for weekday performances of Wise Children at Cambridge Arts Theatre

Ruth Jones, who has been off the stage for 12 years due to her successes on television, is an absolute delight in this intriguing and funny play.

Ben

Dad’s Army Radio Hour, at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on Wednesday, November 28, has two actors playing 25 characters.

Like the film of the same name - and similarly the hit BBC Television series Upstart Crow, the stage version of Shakespeare in Love, draws a lot of plot and humour from women not being allowed to perform on the Elizabethan stage. This play has a slow and laboured start. Interestingly, it takes off when a woman takes the stage. When would-be actress, Viola de Lesseps (played nicely by Imogen Daines) starts reciting Shakespeare’s lines, the play takes life. I would start it from there.

Saffron Walden Town Hall will host to one of the great British musicals when Oliver! is performed by Saffron Walden Musical Theatre Company both youth and adult sections from November 14-17.

Charles Dickens

The improvised musical comedy, Notflix will be at Cambridge Junction on Saturday, November 17.

Cambridge

Luna, a play for children aged two to five about being brave in the dark, is at Saffron Hall on November 14 and 15, Luna (the moon) played by Tamara Saffir, is bored with being in the sky with no one to play with. It is also lonely being the only moon.

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