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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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James Streeter as Mouse King & Max Westwell as the Nutcracker perform during English National Ballet's dress rehearsal of the Nutcracker at the Coliseum Theatre, London on December 10, 2014. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson PNL-160911-161105004

Review - Nutcracker at Milton Keynes Theatre

Tchaikovsky’s classic The Nutcracker is a favourite among ballet fans the world over.

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Peter and the Starcatcher

Molly catches a star in Northampton

An adventure through Neverland will take audiences on an unforgettable journey this Christmas.

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David Trent

Blisworth pub packed with promising comedians

Three very different comedians will be bringing entertainment to The Walnut Tree Inn at Blisworth on Thursday November 24.

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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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Tom Parker from The Wanted, is to star as Danny Zuko in the UK tour of Gease.

Two Dannys in Grease show

Grease is the word, and it’s coming our way!

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The Woman in Black

Behind the scenes on Woman in Black ahead of Aylesbury visit

The temperature drops in the room as I sit down to write. The hairs on the back of my neck rise and there are goosebumps on my arms as though some foul, unseen, force is watching me.

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Aylesbury Waterside pantomime Aladdin, Christmas 2016. Starring Danny Colligan as Aladdin, Jasmin Walia as Princess Jasmine, Michelle Collins as the Genie of the Ring and Andy Collins as Wishee Washee PNL-160510-113523001

Born for the role of princess

It’s a role she was clearly made for - and a role she has always wanted.

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Stephen K Amos

Comic Stephen K Amos comes to Northampton

A comedian who’s work has taken him all over the world brings his new show to Northampton’s Royal & Derngate.

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

Morpugo book runs wild into Northampton

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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Aylesbury Waterside pantomime Aladdin, Christmas 2016. Starring Danny Colligan as Aladdin, Jasmin Walia as Princess Jasmine, Michelle Collins as the Genie of the Ring and Andy Collins as Wishee Washee

Win tickets to Christmas panto Aladdin at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

We have teamed up with the Genie and Aylesbury Waterside Theatre to offer four free tickets for this year’s Christmas panto Aladdin to a lucky winner.

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A scene from Don Giovanni

Top-class opera on stage in Milton Keynes

Glyndebourne Review by Hannah Richardson

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Simon Webbe appearing in Jack and the Beanstalk

Blue star Simon Webbe talks about Northampton panto role

Simon Webe might be relatively new to pantomime but the Blue star is embracing it fully ahead of appearing in pantomime in Northampton this year.

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A scene from Relatively Speaking. Photo: Nobby Clark.

Revived Ayckbourn comedy at Milton Keynes

Actor Robert Powell appears in a revived version of Alan Ayckbourn’s first West End success, which is coming to Milton Keynes Theatre.

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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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Madama Butterfly by Puccini

Go behind the curtain and discover opera favourites at Milton Keynes

Hollywood and opera will blend seamlessly together when Glyndebourne visits Milton Keynes Theatre next week.

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Samantha Womack

EXCLUSIVE: Samantha Womack tells of "traumatic" EastEnders departure ahead of Milton Keynes panto role

EastEnders star Samantha Womack has spoken today about filming her last scenes as Ronnie Mitchell in the BBC soap opera.
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