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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.

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.

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet comes to Rhodes Arts Complex in Bishop’s Stortford on October 6.

The Cambridge Greek Play happens every three years, when Cambridge University students stage ancient Greek plays – in ancient Greek but with surtitles for us ordinary mortals.

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The Woman in Black is coming back to the Cambridge Arts Theatre for one week (September 26 - October 1).
Based on Susan Hill’s novel, it is a story within a story – a horror about a lawyer who believes he has been cursed by a ghost and hires a young actor to help him tell the tale.

High profile shows are coming to Anglia Ruskin University’s Mumford Theatre starting next week throughout Autumn.

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Comedy duo Croft and Pearce will bring their acclaimed Edinburgh Festival show to Ickleton Village Hall on Saturday, October 8 for a comedy night supported by young actors from Cambridge University Footlights and introduced by actors Jason Merrells (star of Casualty, Cutting It and Safe House) and Emma Lowndes who played Mrs Drewe in Downton Abbey. The couple used to live in Ickleton.

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A pub garden was filled with flames at the weekend – all in aid of commemorating the Great Fire of London.

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Hollywood and Broadway legend, Stefanie Powers, best known as Jennifer Hart in the 1980s television series Hart to Hart, playing opposite Robert Wagner, will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre from September 2 in a new production of 84 Charing Cross Road.

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It’s not an easy job sending up Shakespeare. People must have been doing it for the past 400 years. But the cast this week at Cambridge Arts Theatre run away with it.

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