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A heart-breakingly young prostitute in Bradford who approached a married couple in their car, was the inspiration behind the Granada Television series, Band of Gold, now on stage at Cambridge Arts Theatre next month.

Best known as Cora Crawley, the Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey, Elizabeth McGovern stars in God of Carnage at Cambridge Arts Theatre from February 3-8.

February Highlights at West Road in Cambridge (The University of Cambridge's concert hall) include Gilbert and Sullivan's The Sourcerer, Rachmaninov's 2nd Concerto and Rossini's Cenerentola - plus the Academy of Ancient Music and the Endellion Quartet.

Presented by Cambridge students, Cartwright's northern fairy tale, which became a film starring Jane Horrocks in 1998, has shy LV (Little Voice) struggling to be heard beside her larger than life mother, Mari.

After a long service career, Atkins attempts to return to 'normal' life. After all he's seen, civvy street will be a breeze, right? His observations on the absurdities of the everyday are comic, moving and insightful.

Helen George hits just the right note in My Cousin Rachel to leave us wondering at the end whether she was, after all, a wronged woman.

The Prince and The Witch is set in a kingdom where the royals are a loving couple who chase each other around the palace corridors.

The kingdom has fallen on hard times, everyone is watching their spending, except Lord Cringeworthy, the Lord Chancellor.

A Downton Abbey star and an Absolutely Fabulous favourite are among the performers set to appear at Cambridge Arts Theatre this year.

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Treasure Island the Pantomime is playing at Haverhill Arts Centre from Friday, January 17 to Saturday, January 25.

Presented by Centre Stage, this will be a traditional family show with plenty of audience participation, songs, dancing, pieces of eight and ooo-ahh me hearties.

Strictly Come Dancing winner for 2017, Joe McFadden (known also for Heartbeat and Holby City) will star in a new production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at Cambridge Corn Exchange

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