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Interview: Heavenly role for Alexandra Burke in Northampton

Alexandra Burke does seem to have cornered the market in playing divas in peril.

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Amanda Abbington in Abigail's Party

Sherlock star features in comedy at Oxford

Amanda Abbington stars in the 40th anniversary production of Mike Leigh’s comedy Abigail’s Party.

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The Thing That Came Over There

Alien things coming to Banbury

A show inspired by B movies from the 1950s and jammed packed with silliness and mayhem can be seen at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury next month.

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The Play That Goes Wrong

REVIEW: The Play That Goes Wrong, at Milton Keynes Theatre

Theatre review by Hannah Richardson

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Murder by Matrimony

Murderous tale comes to Aylesbury

A dose of Mother’s Day murder and a quiz night are the latest special events to take place at the Limelight Theatre to raise funds for Queens Park Arts Centre.

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Shirley Valentine starring Jodie Prenger

Shirley Valentine heads for Milton Keynes

Willy Russell’s heart warming comedy Shirley Valentine premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm.

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Sophie Ward in A Judgement in Stone

Judgement tale coming to Northampton

Ruth Rendell’s prolific output included film and television as well as 80 novels.

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Craig Revel Horwood and Alexandra Burke

Interview: Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood talks Sister Act ahead of Northampton dates

All good things come to those who wait. That is very much the motto of Craig Revel Horwood when it comes to his ambition to be part of the Sister Act phenomenon.
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Northampton Gilbert & Sullivan Group in rehearsals for Patience

Gilbert & Sullivan classic in Northampton

Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience is set in the era of the pre-Raphaelites and they direct their comedic sights on the aesthetic movement in their own inimitable style.

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Guiliano Contadini in Northern Ballet's production of Casanova

Casanova heads to Milton Keynes

Northern Ballet is bringing history’s most notorious lover to life with a sensual new ballet, Casanova.

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Ghost the Musical

Interview: Sam Ferriday talks about being a villain in Ghost The Musical at Aylesbury.

Playing the villain in the romantic and massively popular story of Ghost means  the audience is unlikely to be on your side.

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Almost 30 youngsters from the local area joining up with the English National Ballet

Dream comes true for Aylesbury and Buckingham dancers

Almost 30 children will dance alongside professional principals in a production of Nutcracker Suite by the English Youth Ballet.


Northampton students shine on the stage

It’s all lights, camera, action for the final year acting students from the University of Northampton as they prepare for their upcoming graduate productions.

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The cast of Fantastic Mr Fox

Review - Fantastic Mr Fox at Milton Keynes Theatre

Normally in a show designed for children, special effects and production take centre stage.

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Arthur Darvill in Broadchurch

Interview: Broadchurch star Arthur Darvill talks about Fantastic Mr Fox coming to Milton Keynes.

He might be best known for his starring roles in ITV series Broadchurch or time travelling in Doctor Who but Arthur Darvill has demonstrated another strong to his bow.

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Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl

Sheridan Smith heads a talented cast in sell-out show

Hannah Richardson reviews Funny Girl, at Milton Keynes Theatre

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The Play That Goes Wrong

Disaster strikes as play goes wrong in Milton Keynes

An Olivier award winning show where for once, if everything is going wrong, then it will be going right, can be seen at Milton Keynes Theatre

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Joanne Clifton in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Interview: Strictly winner Joanne Clifton living her professional dream in Aylesbury

Days after winning the glitter ball trophy on Strictly Come Dancing with her celebrity partner news and sports presenter Ore Oduba, Joanne Clifton was straight into rehearsals for her lead role in the UK tour of  Thoroughly Modern Millie.

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A Judgement in Stone

Interview: Andrew Lancel chats about new crime role in Northampton

You would have thought that having been on The Bill for seven years that Andrew Lancel would have been fed up of roles in crime shows.

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Shrek the Musical coming to Northampton

Musical Shrek comes to Northampton

It might be more than a year away, but there’s an early chance to be a believer as tickets have gone on sale for a show packed with ogres, heroes and fairy tales.
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