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Cinderella is full of festive sparkle

Cinderella, Bedworth Civic Hall, until December 27
Review by Lucie Green
Tickets: 024 7637 6707

Tom Cowan as Widow Twankey in Aladdin

Fly away with panto Aladdin at Benn Hall in Rugby

Families are invited to a magic carpet ride at the Benn Hall when the pantomime Aladdin takes to the stage.

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Craig Hollingsworth as Idle Jack and Iain Lauchlan as Dame Sarah the Cook

Review: Energy overload as Belgrade panto turns everything up a notch

Catherine von Ledebur reviews Dick Whittington at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

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Marcus Brigstocke argues we should be happier than we are

Review: Struggles with the modern world yield laughs with Marcus Brigstocke

Jon Rollinson reviews Marcus Brigstocke at Warwick Arts Centre

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Mr Toad's love affair with the motor car plays a major part in proceedings

Review: Toad of Toad Hall offers a masterclass in comic acting

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Toad of Toad Hall at the Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford

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More than 100 students are involved in the production

Classic satire on war comes to Rugby High

Rugby High School breathes new life into a much-loved play for its annual school production next week.

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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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Mark Quartley and Simon Russell Beale as Ariel and Prospero. Picture: Topher McGrillis

Review: RSC's high-tech Tempest needs just one special effect: Simon Russell Beale

Peter Ormerod reviews The Tempest, presented by the RSC at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford
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Swinford Operatic and Dramatic Society (SODS) during their rehearsal of Sheer Luck Holmes⬝ performing their pantomine in November. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER NNL-161011-151826001

Famous sleuth gets panto treatment

He might be one of the world’s greatest detectives but even Sherlock Holmes can’t escape the parody treatment.

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Lloyd Richards, Rayner Wilson, Sue Avison and Doug Gilbey-Smith star in Glorious at Rugby Theatre this week

The story of the star who couldn’t sing comes to Rugby Theatre

She was hailed as the world’s worst opera singer – but New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins packed out concert halls wherever she went.

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The cast of The Rover

Review: Rioutous and ribald fun with The Rover

Peter Ormerod reviews the RSC's production of The Rover at the Swan Theatre, Stratford

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Amy Lennox (Elly), Michael C Hall (Newton), Sophia Anne Caruso (Girl)

Review: David Bowie's spirit rises again in Lazarus

Peter Ormerod reviews Lazarus, by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, at King's Cross Theatre, London

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See The Nutcracker at Birmingham Hippodrome.

Spellbinding festive ballet at Hippodrome

Birmingham Royal Ballet performs Sir Peter Wright’s magical production of The Nutcracker at Birmingham Hippodrome from November 25 -December 13.

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Robert Powell and Liza Goddard in Relatively Speaking

Review: Complexity and comedy from Ayckbourn favourite on stage

Nicola Brooks reviews Relatively Speaking at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

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The 50 best innuendos from the last BBC series of the Great British Bake Off

After the BBC’s final series of Bake Off came to a close last week, let’s take a moment to appreciate another year of innuendo from a baking show that has never shied away from “moist” insides, “stiff” mixtures and bulging loaves.

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Show producer Andy Eastwood as George Formby

Blitz spirit invoked at wartime show at Belgrade Theatre

Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre heralds the forthcoming remembrance weekend and the city’s blitz commemorations with a special gala concert tomorrow (Friday).

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Strictly Arts Theatre present Green Leaves Fall

Review: Dark, relevant and graceful double-bill at the Belgrade

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Freeman and Green Leaves Fall in a double-bill at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

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Ewan Price as Bob Price and Natalie Casey as Pip Price

Review: Game of unhappy families is emotionally overwhelming

Peter Ormerod reviews Things I Know To Be True at Warwick Arts Centre

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Imogen Stubbs in Things I Know To Be True

Imogen Stubbs talks about her role in acclaimed Warwick Arts Centre show

Renowned theatre company Frantic Assembly is staging its production Things I Know To Be True at Warwick Arts Centre until Saturday October 22.
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