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Acclaimed play coming to Bedford tells story of immigrants in violent world

Ice-creams, suitcases, floorboards and buttons tell the tale of a young Eastern European girl and her journey to England in a play at The Place.

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Shane Richie and Laura Whitmore

Interview: Laura Whitmore's gory new role in Milton Keynes

Most actors when they take on a part have to do some background research.

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Joanne Clifton in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Strictly star Joanne lined up for Milton Keynes musical

Strictly Come Dancing winner Joanne Clifton stars in the Jazz Age musical Thoroughly Modern Millie.

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The play tells the story of a student whose childhood trauma is embodied by the creepy Sandman

Seminal story reimagined in a visceral one-actor show in Bedford

High-energy storytelling, expressive physicality and puppetry come together in a reimagining of a gothic classic at The Place next month.

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Diane Spencer specialises in storytelling comedy

Be in the crowd as top comic films her new show in Bedford

The Ent Shed at the Gordon Arms will be looking its finest on Thursday January 12 when a top comic films her new show at the venue.

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Sue Perkins is among the stars coming to the theatre

Stars line up for new season at Milton Keynes Theatre

The post-Christmas blues may be hard to shake off, but there’s plenty to look forward to at Milton Keynes Theatre.

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Julie Robinson as Hogben, the wicked witch of the north, and Karen Abrahams as Sleeping Beauty

Royal connection to a panto coming to hall in Pulloxhill

A royal family might well be dropping by to lend their support to a pantomime in Pulloxhill starting later this month.

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Sheridan Smith who'll be coming to Milton Keynes Theatre in Funny Girl in the the new year.

Musical treats for sping season at MK Theatre

A number of big name musicals and stars will be making Milton Keynes Theatre their home as the venue announced its new season.

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JK Rowling. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Have a wizard time at Bedford theatre with Harry Potter spin-off

Harry Potter fans are in for a treat this week when The Tales of Beedle the Bard come to the stage in Bedford.

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A promotional image for Cinderella, presented by Bedford Pantomime Company

Panto that won’t break the bank at the Corn Exchange in Bedford

Traditional family pantomime comes to Bedford next week when Cinderella is staged at the Corn Exchange.

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Which joke gives you the biggest laugh?

Brexit sprout gag is nation’s favourite cracker joke

A Brexit-themed joke about Brussels sprouts beat similar puns targeting Jeremy Corbyn, Roy Hodgson and Sports Direct to the title of best modern festive cracker joke.

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Musical comedian Carly Smallman

It’s party time with laughter galore at Castle Comedy night in Bedford

Castle Comedy Bedford holds a Christmas Party Special tomorrow (Friday), with top talent bringing festive cheer.

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Delightful costumes aplenty in Sleeping Beauty

Fresh twist on classic tale of Sleeping Beauty at Sharnbrook Mill

A novel and witty take on the tale of the beautiful princess who faces the wrath of a wicked witch is coming to Sharnbrook Mill Theatre.

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The cast have starred in many West End productions

Talent from the West End to perform at Bedford theatre

Hits from the musicals and the best of Christmas song will be performed in Bedford this week.

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Samantha Womack

Eastenders star Samantha Womack on pantomime in Milton Keynes

It is going to be a busy time of year for Eastenders actress Samantha Womack.

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Impact is presented by Clap Trap Productions

Two plays in one night at Bedford venue to mark company’s decade of success

A pair of one-act plays with a common theme comes to The Place in Bedford on Saturday, December 3.

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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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Stacey Solomon

INTERVIEW: Stacey Solomon ‘beside herself with excitement’ ahead of Christmas panto

Essex girl extraordinaire, former X-Factor finalist and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! winner, Stacey Solomon, tells Ruth Supple why she is beside herself with excitement at coming to Milton Keynes to perform in her first ever panto this Christmas...

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The adventure takes Clara to the Land of Snow

Festive tradition returns as Nutcracker takes to stage

English National Ballet presents its acclaimed production of The Nutcracker at Milton Keynes Theatre next week.

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