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Theatre & Comedy

FEATURE: From school plays to rock bands to opera – Mark knows the score

Music lovers passing a village church this week might have heard an entrancing sound echoing across the fields.

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Enter Sudbury’s annual arts festival

Preparations are underway for the 2017 Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts and the syllabus is now available for the 95th edition of the event.

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REVIEW: Mary Poppins, Theatre Royal Norwich

The umbrella has landed! A summer treat is on offer for the next five weeks as the Cameron Mackintosh stage version of the 1964 Julie Andrews movie, Mary Poppins, arrives in Norwich.

Departed: England manager Roy Hodgson

Let’s all laugh at England! Best internet funnies after dismal Euro 2016 exit

Wash away the England blues with our compilation of the best internet funnies in the wake of another disastrous night for English football.

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REVIEW: Flanders and Swann ‘hilarious’ as Bury Festival kicks off

Bury St Edmunds Festival began last night with a number of performances taking place across the town.

Charlie Sheen reveals all about that meltdown, his HIV secret, family and big screen comeback

Charlie Sheen reveals all about that meltdown, his HIV secret, family and big screen comeback

Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen has revealed big screen comeback plans after admitting for the first time that his public ‘meltdown’ was a result of dealing with his HIV secret.

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Review: Guys and Dolls, Theatre Royal Norwich

Now this is a proper musical with a decent budget and straight here from the West End.

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REVIEW: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Theatre Royal Norwich

The joy that is the Royal Shakespeare Company rolls into town with this exuberant comedy which has the added interest of a smattering of local actors performing alongside the professionals. And yes, you’re hard pressed to tell the difference!

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Russell Howard and Josh Widdicombe to headline Latitude Festival comedy stage

Comedy heavyweights Russell Howard and Josh Widdicombe have been announced as headliners at this year’s Latitude Festival in Suffolk.

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Star-studded murder mystery at Cambridge Arts Theatre

Following classic murder mysteries such as Go Back for Murder, Black Coffee and And Then There Were None, Bill Kenwright returns with a new production from the legendary writing team Levinson and Link, whose work includes the mystery series Murder, She Wrote and Columbo.

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Award winning play coming to Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

Land of Our Fathers, the 2013 critically acclaimed debut play written by Chris Urch and directed by Paul Robinson, is coming to the Theatre Royal.

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Farmyard family adventures

The perfect February half term treat is just around the corner!

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Bury St Edmunds theatre appealing to even wider audience

Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal is hoping to attract an even wider audience through its doors in 2016.

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Sisters have soul

Cambridge Operatic Society (CaOS) makes a welcome return to Cambridge Arts Theatre with Sister Act.

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Attention bakers - fruit cakes needed for Bury theatre production

Calling all bakers - the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds needs you to help out with its next production by making a cake.


REVIEW: Adaptation gives Gatsby tale a musical makeover

One of the best features of Stephen Sharkey’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby, playing at the Theatre Royal in Bury last week, was the versatility of the cast.

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Theatre company brings show to Bury St Edmunds pupils for arts festival

Pupils at Westgate Primary School in Bury St Edmunds have experienced first-class acting in their classroom thanks to the town’s first Children’s Art Festival.

A powerful story seen through children’s eyes

A powerful story seen through children’s eyes

As events across the UK commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day, the powerful and moving stage adaptation of John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas set during World War II comes to Cambridge.

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REVIEW: A real gem from the master of drawing room comedy

This gem from Coward opened a little tentatively but soon got into its stride as the bohemian Bliss family confounded their guests with their rude and self-involved lifestyle.

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Mildenhall theatre school impresses at Royal Albert Hall

The Kimberley Ann Theatre School, from Mildenhall, took to the stage at the Royal Albert Hall in April.

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