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Royal Shakespeare Company

On its way to the West End, the musical, Stepping Out is at Cambridge Arts theatre from October 31 to November 5, starring Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson.

John Hewer plays Tommy Cooper in Just Like That! at the Rhodes Arts Complex on October 27.


Dennis Potter’s Blue Remembered Hills will be at Clavering Village Hall from Friday, October 28 to Sunday, October 30, presented by Clavering Players.

Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre

In a spooky Hallowe’en special, not suitable for people under 12, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde will be presented as a play at Radwinter Church on Saturday, October 29.

The Greeks had a word for it – and that was phenomenal. Once again, the Cambridge students have played a blinder.


David Walliams’ book Gangsta Granny, which has been translated into 41 languages, has been adapted for the stage and will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre during half-term.

Observe The Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme by Frank McGuinness at Cambridge Arts Theatre. Review by ANGELA SINGER.


Stephanie Beacham will play the late Princess Margaret in the world premiere of a new play, A Princess Undone, a new play by Richard Stirling at Cambridge Arts Theatre.


Matthew Kelly and Felicity Montagu (who played the long-suffering PA Lynn in I’m Alan Partridge and Perpetua in Bridget Jones) will play Mr and Mrs Bennet in a stage version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice at Cambridge Corn Exchange next month.

United Kingdom

Frank McGuinness’s iconic war play, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, is at Cambridge Arts Theatre from October 4 to 8. The play is in remembrance of July 1, 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme when thousands of men were killed. The play features on eight ordinary Irishmen involved in the slaughter. We see their conflicts as they fight a fight that isn’t theirs. These heroes are all the more real for being human and flawed.

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