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Top theatre on our doorstep

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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Members of the Pantomummers getting ready for the show

Homemade panto fun in Bilton

It’s been a bumper year for pantos around Rugby – and now Bilton Pantomummers are ready to enter the fray with a new show.

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An old story with modern relevance: La Strada

Review: Classic cinema takes to the Belgrade stage in evocative style

Barbara Goulden reviews La Strada at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

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Eric Idle

Interview: Monty Python star Eric Idle discusses Coventry show

Eric Idle's book The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat has been adapted into a stage musical and is coming to The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry.
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The cast of the forthcoming show Round the Hornel

Go Round the Horne with celebration of radio show in Banbury

One of the most popular and influential programmes in British radio history is the subject of a show at the Mill in Banbury next week.

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Exotic appeal aplenty in The Mikado

Satirical twist on G&S classic at Rugby Theatre

Larger-than-life characters and much-loved tunes come to Rugby Theatre next week when The Mikado takes to the stage.

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Sue Perkins

Festival in Leicestershire tickling your funny bone

Some of the best known names in comedy will be coming to Leicestershire for two weeks of top class comedy.

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The cast of Muddy Cows coming to Rugby Theatre

Scrum down for sporting show at Rugby Theatre

It was invented on the playing fields of the town’s famous school in 1823 – but John Godber’s comedy Muddy Cows takes a modern look at rugby.

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Russell Brand

Russell Brand to visit the area

Following a series of sold-out preview shows in November and December 2016, Russell Brand announces a new stand-up tour of UK and Ireland.

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The cast of Made in India

Review: Deepy moving and beautifully executed story of surrogacy at the Belgrade

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Made in India at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

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Clever stuff: The Play That Goes Wrong

Review: Exuberance wins over most of the Belgrade audience in The Play That Goes Wrong

Barbara Goulden reviews The Play That Goes Wrong at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

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Jon Moses will be singing songs from a range of genres at the Benn Hall

‘Superstar’ Jon Moses comes to Rugby

A singer lauded by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jason Donovan is bringing his show to Rugby next month.

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The cast of Sunny Afternoon

Review: Sunny Afternoon at the Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Whether you lived through the sixties and can’t remember it, because, well, it was the sixties or you are too young to remember it, the Kinks’ musical Sunny Afternoon is a great way to experience the decade in all its glory.

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Pantomime fun coming to Rugby Theatre

Rugby Theatre will be welcoming in 2017 with the heart-warming rags to riches pantomime Dick Whittington.

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