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The heart-wrenching story, Goodnight Mr Tom, about a little boy evacuated during the Second World War is being brought to the stage in Cambridge this month by the Cambridge Theatre Company.

Dick Whittington, this year’s show at Cambridge Arts Theatre, written by Al Morley with the dame Matt Crosby, has panache and aplomb. It fizzes from the opening moments and keeps up the fast pace right to the end.

Sister Act at Cambridge Corn Exchange from December 12 – 17 has been directed and choregraphed by Craig Revel Horwood, the baddie judge on Strictly Come Dancing who we suspect is actually rather nice.

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Oliver with a Christmas Twist, a production by The Searchlight Theatre Company, will be at Saffron Walden Baptish Church for one night only on Monday, December 5.

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A dancer and strings playing pastoral and middle-European Gypsy melodies will accompany children’s Laureate Michael Morgpurgo, OBE when he reads his story The Best of Times at Saffron Hall on Sunday, December 11.

First off the blocks to start the panto season is Jack and the Beanstalk at Chelmsford Civic Theatre with Neil Bromley as the Dame, Ben Ellis-Strathie as Jack and Sam Parker as Silly Billy (all pictured). From Friday, December 2 to Monday January 2 with shows at 2pm and 6pm, plus school performances.

After nearly 90 years, is Lady Chatterley’s Lover still naughty? This adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s notorious novel at the Arts Theatre, is a veritable kit-off fest as the posh Lady Chatterley gets on down with the earthy gamekeeper Mellors. She does this many many times – one reason why the play is a very long one, almost three hours.

Felicity Kendal did somewhat steal the show in this new version of A Room with a View, directed by Adrian Noble, at the Cambridge Arts Theatre.

Surrey

The world premiere of a stage version of Lady Chatterley’s Lover will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre from November 22 to 26.

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