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Lady Anna

Lady Anna: All at Sea is an eloquently written, beautifully acted, tightly directed costume drama that engages and delights.

King Lear is at the Cambridge Arts Theatre this month

A female soldier stands centre stage, aims her rifle at the audience and fires. This is the startling, if puzzling, opening of the new production of King Lear. The shooter is in fact Cordelia, the young daughter of the mythical monarch of Britain. She will (spoiler alert!) come to a sticky end as do all but two of the characters in Shakespeare’s very strange, very dark, very long play.

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Theatre Royal Bath Dress Rehearsal May 2016
After Miss Julie by Patrick Marber Directed by Anthony Banks 
Designer Philip Gladwell Lighting Designer Colin Richmond
Helen George/ Miss Julie  Richard Flood/ John
Amy Cudden/ Christine

It’s July 1945 and the night of the Labour landslide. In the kitchen of the house of a Labour peer, the chauffeur picks up a bottle of wine and says: “It’s like Churchill, robust, full-bodied and finished.”

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Midsummer Night

A traditional version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, set in ancient Greece, will be performed in Saffron Walden Town Hall - over mid summer.

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Dirty Dancing

A Night of Dirty Dancing is at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on June 29 with an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of the movie’s soundtrack including iconic numbers such as The Time of My Life.

Travels with my Aunt

Is it always right to choose a more exciting life than the (perhaps) humdrum one you already have?

King Lear

Michael Pennington, a Royal Shakespeare star since the 1970s, has received consistently rave reviews for his King Lear, which will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre from June 20 to 25 in director Max Webster’s new interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Travels with my Aunt

Four actors take on over 20 characters in a stage version of Graham Green’s novel Travels with My Aunt at Cambridge Arts Theatre from June 6 to 11.

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.

Haverhill Arts Centre

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


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