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This is an elegant production of an elegant play. It’s very funny and it’s very French. At around 90 minutes with no interval, Art by Yasmina Reza has three actors on stage the whole time and it’s quick fire debate.

When writer James Graham first offered National Theatre director Jeremy Herrin a play set in Parliament, Herrin said: “Have you got anything else?”

NHS

Two meteorologists were tasked with predicting the weather for D Day in June, 1944. The American said the weather would be fine, the Scotsman said it would be stormy.

United Kingdom

Saffron Walden has been brought firmly into the modern era by Saffron Players with this year’s panto, Snow White. You may look as hard as you like, but there’s not a dwarf to be seen anywhere.

Waitrose

The Bardfield Players, present Treasure Island in the village’s town hall from January 18 to 20.

Asked for her favourite part of the pantomime, one of the children invited up onto the stage got a laugh from the audience when she said: “The beginning”.

Hamlet

The play Young Marx, starring Rory Kinnear at London’s newest theatre, The Bridge is being screened live at cinemas on Thursday, December 7.

Europe

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood is this year’s pantomime by the Clavering Players.

Post Office

The Royal Ballet, dancing Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, will be shown live in cinemas in Saffron Walden, Haverhill, Cambridge and Chelmsford on Tuesday, December 5 at 7.15pm.

Chelmsford

It’s the season of pantomimes and Christmas plays - it’s a showcase of all the other forms of performance, song, dance, acrobatics, slapstick and wonderfully performed, precision, over acting. Here’s our pick of the shows.

Cambridge University

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