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Combining the traditions of musical theatre and circus, Barnham will be at Saffron Walden Town Hall from November 13-16, presented by the youth group of the award-winning Saffron Walden Musical Theatre Company.

Classical Latin 'literature' was in its day a treat for the ear. Even those who were rich enough to learn to read would hear the poems of Virgil and Ovid read aloud.

Mischief Theatre presents another in their series of calamitous village hall productions. Am Dram Pam is back.

The book is described as: "A love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front lines of the NHS, removing babies and baubles from the various places they get stuck."

A 14-year-old girl is on her way home from school on a winter evening as it is getting dark. A neighbour stops her and invites her to see the underground den he has built. He is evil. She will not leave that place alive.

Perhaps the peak of his dog poetry was the line showing unconditional love, when an owner states: "You are not my dog" and the dog stubbornly responds: "You are the best owner I've ever had."

The stand-out performance is from Joe Thomas as father-to-be Vincent. He has the most to do. His is perfect comic timing but he is by no means alone. All five of the cast had the audience laughing throughout and this is very much an ensemble piece - they spark off each other.

"I realised that if you want to be a rebel, you have to have a cause," Benjamin Zephaniah on life in the front line against discrimination

Susie Salmon is just like any other young girl - except she is dead. The story is told through her as she sees the impact that her brutal death has had on those around her.

The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Tutti Frutti Productions is on Sunday, November 10, inspired by the Aesop fable, with musician-actors playing the parts of the sheep and the scary wolf. The Snow Dragon is on Sunday, November 17

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