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Theatre & Comedy

Interview: Going deeper underground with Derren Brown

It was supposed to be  a year off from touring for the master of psychological illusion Derren Brown, but he couldn’t resist the allure of the stage.
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Milton Jones

Interview: Comedian Milton Jones on his new tour coming to Northampton

“People have said to me, ‘On one level it’s quite clever, and on another level it’s not clever at all,”’ says Milton Jones, analysing his own comedy. “I think that’s a compliment,” he laughs. “I’m not sure. You could take it either way.”

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10 of the funniest Twitter accounts on the General Election

10 of the funniest Twitter accounts on the General Election

Twitter is awash with politics as the general election campaign enters its final week.

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Emile Gooding as Billy Elliot

Don’t miss this very impressive musical

Theatre review by Hannah Richardson

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Tricia Kelly and Nicholas Woodeson in Death of a Salesman

Return to Northampton for Death of a Salesman

There will be plenty of emotion on show when the show Death of  Salesman comes to Northampton as part of a  UK tour.

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Emma Hatton in Evita

Commanding performances on stage in Evita

Theatre review by Hannah Richardson

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Unusual ballet in Aylesbury

The Northern Ballet Company is famous for stepping outside the classical world and taking on unique projects.

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Running Wild

Puppets not on a string in Northampton

You might think that for the puppeteer bring the novel War Horse to life on the stage, you might look for a smaller scale project for your next theatrical event.
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Antony Costa and Andrew Lancel

Return to crime for Bill star Andrew in Aylesbury

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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Billy Elliot

From boxing to ballet in Milton Keynes

Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, Billy Elliot The Musical, with a score by Elton John, has now been seen by over 11 million people across five continents and is the recipient of over 80 awards internationally.

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Edward Fox in Sand of the Sandwiches

Interview: Edward Fox talks about Betjeman in Sand in the Sandwiches

John Betjeman (1906-1984) is probably the best-loved of our contemporary poets, a man who wrote about the ordinary emotions and everyday experiences which we all recognise.

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Birmingham Stage Company presents David Walliams' Gangsta Granny

WARNING: Notorious Gangsta (Granny) is coming to Aylesbury next week

People of Aylesbury be warned, the cabbage-crunching, criminal mastermind Gangsta Granny is coming to town next week.

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Brackley Players

Thrilling show by Brackley Players

How many of us, if we could see into the future, would make a tweak or two?

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Evita

No need to cry as popular musical visits Milton Keynes

A story which starts with humble beginnings but ends with her being adored by a cheering nation can be seen at Milton Keynes Theatre next week.

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The Addams Family

Review - The Addams Family at Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Anyone entering the theatre to watch this musical comedy might have expected a B movie style night of entertainment.
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Mamma Mia

Review - Mamma Mia at Milton Keynes Theatre

Surely there can't be many theatre or filmgoers who haven't already seen Mamma Mia! in one form or another, for having made its successful stage debut at London's Prince Edward Theatre back in April 1999, it has gone on to become a worldwide phenomenon.
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Gangsta Granny

Return to Aylesbury for Gangsta Granny

It will be a return home after a long tour for actress Gilly Tompkins in her role as the title character in Gangsta Granny.

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The Grapes of Wrath

Literary classic in Northampton

It might have been a book which was written decades ago but the woman in charge of bringing the latest version of The Grapes of Wrath to life says it is still relevant today.

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Mysterious and spooky musical in Northampton

Normally when we see a musical theatre production, we see the finished piece complete with all the resplendent theatricals.

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Men who tell sexist or homophobic jokes suffer from low self esteem

Men who tell sexist or homophobic jokes suffer from low self esteem

Men who make sexist and homophobic jokes suffer low self-esteem and are trying to boost their manliness, a study has found.

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