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Interview: Kooky new role for Samantha Womack

For an actress who has done many musical theatre productions, Samantha Womack admitted that a role in another one wasn’t top of her to do list after Eastenders.

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Kilworth House Theatre

Kiss Me Kate cast at Kilworth revealed

The producers behind the up and coming musical Kiss Me Kate coming to Kilworth House Theatre have revealed who will be starring in the show.

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Robin Colville and James Brandon as the new Grumbleweeds

Grumbleweeds to be born again on stage in Coventry

The death of Grumbleweeds comic Graham Walker in 2013 ended a 50-year partnership with his straight man Robin Colvill.

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More than 50 young performers will be taking to the stage

Dream a dream with Les Mis at the Benn Hall

The world’s longest-running musical is coming to Rugby for a four-night run at the Benn Hall next week.

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Matilda the musical coming to Birmingham

Matilda musical tour comes to Birmingham

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced the multi award winning musical of Matilda is coming to Birmingham Hippodrome as part of a UK tour.

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Princethorpe College pupil Toby Lee with fellow Olivier Award winner Tim Minchin. Photo by Terry Lee NNL-171004-170926001

Musical star from Princethorpe College scoops Olivier Award

A 12-year-old guitar sensation from Princethorpe College scooped an Olivier Award with fellow School of Rock cast members in London last night (Sunday, April 9).

Bev Bevan and Jasper Carrott

Music legends celebrated at Kilworth’s summer season

Tributes to some of the most legendary musical performers and a stand up concert from Brummie comedian Jasper Carrott are among the highlights at Kilworth House Theatre over the summer months.

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Shane Richie and Laura Whitmore

Review: Shane Richie crime drama is not quite alive enough

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Not Dead Enough at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

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Phil Spencer as Callahan, Joanne Cheung as Paulette, Nikki Claire Cross  as Elle, Sam Henshaw as Emmett, Vicky Holding as Vivienne, Ash Clifford as Warner and Hannah Hampson as Brooke in Legally Blonde - The Musical

REVIEW: Omigod you guys, Legally Blonde is a dazzling and effervescent triumph on Leamington stage

Peter Ormerod reviews Legally Blonde - The Musical, presented by Leamington and Warwick Musical Society at the Spa Centre in Leamington

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The colourful show features live music and songs

Fantastic family fun with Dahl favourite on Coventry stage

Family favourite Fantastic Mr Fox comes to Coventry this month to keep theatregoers of all ages entertained in the Easter holidays.

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Kathy Evans (left) as Bette and Ruth MacCallum as Joan

The story of Bette and Joan comes to Rugby Theatre

The story of two of Hollywood’s greatest actresses and their personal feud is the subject of the next production at Rugby Theatre.

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Take That band members Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald

Take That musical heads to Northampton

The new musical, The Band, featuring songs from Take That and the winners of the recent Let It Shine show, will be coming to Northampton next year.

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Alexandra Burke as Deloris Van Cartier. Photo by Tristram Kenton.

Review - Sister Act, Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Show-stopping, hit performance Sister Act gets standing ovation from the crowd on opening night at the Northampton Royal & Derngate theatre.
The National Theatres production of My Country, with Penny Layden as Britannia

Top theatre on its way to Warwick Arts Centre

Leading comedy acts, internationally acclaimed theatre and much-loved family shows are in the line-up for Warwick Arts Centre’s summer season.

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Shane Richie and Laura Whitmore in Not Dead Enough

Shane Richie on the Belgrade stage in a hit crime thriller

TV favourite Shane Richie takes to the Belgrade Theatre stage this month to star in Peter James’s thriller Not Dead Enough.

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Robert Sloan, Chris Allen-Mason and Malcolm Stewart share 17 roles

See Sherlock in a new light at Rugby Theatre

Theatregoers in Rugby will see Sherlock Holmes as they have never seen him before when a new production opens in town this weekend.

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The play is drawn from everyday Liverpool life

Blood Brothers return to Coventry on 30th anniversary tour

Musical favourite Blood Brothers returns to the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry next week as part of its 30th anniversary tour.

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Spitfire Youth Theatre prepare for the production

Rugby College show is family affair

Students from Rugby College are staging a production of family drama The House of Bernarda Alba this week.

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Rufus Hound as Dr Prentice in What the Butler Saw.

Interview: Comedian and actor Rufus Hound talks about new play in Leicester

Stand-up comedian, panelist, presenter and actor Rufus Hound comes to Curve in Leicester in what is regarded as Joe Orton’s finest play.

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Youngsters rehearsing for The Wizard of Oz, coming to the Benn Hall

Travel from Rugby to Oz with the help of young stars

Rugby theatregoers are invited to follow the yellow brick road to a magical land next week.

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