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North and south and class and culture collide in Torben Betts’comedy Invincible at Cambridge Arts Theatre from Wednesday, March 1 to Saturday, March 4.

Icarus Theatre Collective presents their sexy, bloody and fast-paced tour of Hamlet at The Mumford Theatre, Cambridge on February 27 and 28. This production, described as Shakespeare for the Game of Thrones generation, embraces the play’s brutality and amplifies the violence of the story.

Denmark

In an intriguing combination of science and art, a robot took to the stage at Cambridge Junction.

Cambridge

Gaslight, written in 1938 but set in the Victorian era, about a woman whose husband is trying to drive her mad, used to be a staple of repertory companies because it is such a gem.

Elizabeth

A new adaption of Mary Shelley’s gothic masterpiece Frankenstein comes to the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford on Tuesday, February 21.

France

Cheek By Jowl return to The Cambridge Arts Theatre with a production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale which is as disturbing and chaotic as modern times.

UN Court

In one of the funniest plays of modern times, Hysteria is set in Hampstead in 1938. Signmund Freud has fled Nazi-occupied Vienna and settled in Swiss Cottage. Salvador Dali is a frequent visitor. He’s crackers and carries most of the comedy. Dramatist Terry Johnson, fictionalises a real-life meeting between Dalí and Freud a year before the latter’s death.

Vienna

A charity performance of Dad’s Army at the Rhodes Arts Complex will have the men played by the women and the women played by the men. Water Lane Theatre Company are taking a different look at the Croft and Perry classic. This time the ladies are in charge.

Fittingly, Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II will be presented by Cambridge University students at Cambridge Arts Theatre. Marlowe was a student at Corpus Christi College and Edward II founded King’s Hall which later became part of Trinity.

Cambridge University

The thriller, Gaslight, where a husband tries to convince his young wife that she is going mad when she hears footsteps overhead and sees the gaslight dim, will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre from February 13-18 with a stellar cast of Kara Tointon Keith Allen and Rupert Young.

London

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