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Roald Dahl classic on Aylesbury stage

One of the most popular works by Roald Dahl can be seen at Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre

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Felicity Montagu in Pride and Prejudice

Felicity has pride in Wycombe appearance

One of the most universally loved and quintessentially English novels of all time, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice tells the story of a family of humble means, the Bennets, and their five unmarried daughters.

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Ballet coming to Aylesbury's Waterside Theatre

Top ballet comes to Aylesbury

Ballet fans are in for a treat with plenty to entertain them at the Waterside during the new season.

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Joanne Clifton in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Strictly star Joanne lined up for Milton Keynes musical

Strictly Come Dancing winner Joanne Clifton stars in the Jazz Age musical Thoroughly Modern Millie.

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The Twits. Photos: Pamela Raith Photography

Don’t be a Twit! Enter this rather marvellous, disgustingly good competition

We have teamed up with Aylesbury Waterside Theatre to celebrating their New Year of must-see entertainment in style with a chance to win 4 passes to the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden and 4 tickets to see the author’s classic The Twits.

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Kara Tointon

Kara’s Victorian challenge in Aylesbury

It is safe to say that Kara Tointon really likes a challenge as she discusses her character in the drama Gaslight currently running at Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre.

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Oxford Playhouse

Top fringe theatre comes to Oxford

Offbeat, a 10 day festival showcasing the best in fringe theatre returns next summer with 70 shows.

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Claire Foy

Aylesbury educated Claire Foy wins Golden Globe

She won the Golden Globe Award  for best actress in a television drama, and thanked the monarch she portrays as she took the stage to accept.

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Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Top tribute act

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, considered to be the world’s ultimate homage to Fleetwood Mac, are now on tour with their Hits to Blues world tour.

Music
Amanda Abbington starring in Abigail's Party

Amazing dramas

Fabulous plays including the iconic Seventies hit Abigail’s Party, a new bittersweet comedy from Sandi Toksvig and a drama about soldiers’ suffering are part of the new season programme at Oxford Playhouse.

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Sheridan Smith who'll be coming to Milton Keynes Theatre in Funny Girl in the the new year.

Musical treats for sping season at MK Theatre

A number of big name musicals and stars will be making Milton Keynes Theatre their home as the venue announced its new season.

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Which joke gives you the biggest laugh?

Brexit sprout gag is nation’s favourite cracker joke

A Brexit-themed joke about Brussels sprouts beat similar puns targeting Jeremy Corbyn, Roy Hodgson and Sports Direct to the title of best modern festive cracker joke.

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Luke Kelly as Prince Charming and Sarah Vaughan as Cinderella at the Wycombe Swan.  Picture by Neale Blackburn.

REVIEW of Wycombe Swan’s Cinderella - A magical show but this reviewer had some reservations

Cinderella, surely the sweetest, most magical pantomime of them all, contains all the perfect fairy tale elements for Christmas.

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Aladdin at the Waterside  Picture by Barry Rivett

REVIEW: Magic carpet flies into town and the cast receive a standing ovation

One of the last people to be cast in Aladdin at the Waterside Theatre was Aladdin himself, Danny Colligan.

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Michelle moves on from soaps to take panto role

Top of the bill at Aylesbury’s Waterside pantomime this year is actress Michelle Collins.

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Mark Rylance and Jim Lichtscheidl as Ron and Erik

Review: Oscar-winner Mark Rylance shows comic class on stage in Nice Fish

Peter Ormerod reviews Nice Fish at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London
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Simon Webbe, Ashleigh Butler and Ricky K at the  Royal & Derngate to launch this years panto Jack and the Beanstalk NNL-160509-153841009

Guides: Christmas pantomimes 2016

It is time to cheer for the heores and boo and hiss at dastardly villains as pantomimes and Christmas shows hit the south Midlands region.

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Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo. Ava Potter as Lilly sitting on Oona the elephant.

Story of love, loss and loyalty

An inspiring and evocative novel by Michael Morpurgo, based on a true story, has been brought to life in an award winning stage production complete with spectacular life size puppets.

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Oxford Playhouse production of Cinderella, Christmas 2016.

Christmas ball with Cinders

With classic characters such as a bewitching damsel in distress, dashing Prince Charming, wicked stepmother, two ugly sisters and a beautiful fairy Godmother, Cinderella is the ideal festive family treat.

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Samantha Womack in Dick Whittington at Milton Keynes Theatre

Swapping Walford for another London borough in pantoland

samantha Womack may be best known for her dramatic role as feisty Ronnie Mitchell in EastEnders, but the press were instructed not to talk about the soap when we met her prior to her joining this year’s Milton Keynes Dick Whittington panto cast.

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