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James brings Hancock to the stage in one-man production

James Hurn brings his popular stage show Hancock’s Half Hour, One Man, Many Voices to Bedford’s The Place Theatre on March 5.

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Sheridan Smith will reprise her role as Fanny Brice

Sheridan Smith’s Funny Girl coming to Milton Keynes

Sheridan Smith takes to the stage in Milton Keynes next week when the acclaimed show Funny Girl rolls into the town.

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Rehearsals of La Strada

Top director talks about La Strada coming to Milton Keynes

A stage adaptation of Fellini's La Strada can be seen at Milton Keynes Theatre next week.

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Audrey Brisson

Cinematic classic comes to Milton Keynes stage in new adaptation

A masterpiece of cinema will be brought to life on stage in Milton Keynes next week.

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Cordelia Braithwaite as Aurora in a previous production of Sleeping Beauty

Cordelia steps into The Red Shoes

For someone who wanted to be a vet, Cordelia Braithwaite’s career has taken a surprise turn.

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John Oliver The Late Show

VIDEO: Bedford is the centre of US comedy debate

Famous comedians John Oliver and Stephen Colbert picked through Bedford’s leisure calendar this week, on the hit programme The Late Show.

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The show uses the music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann

Dance classic The Red Shoes on way to Milton Keynes

It has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession – and now The Red Shoes is coming to Milton Keynes.

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Luisa has been described as fresh, frank and fearless

See a comedy phenomenon at Valentine’s night full of laughs in Bedford

Castle Comedy presents its traditional Valentine Special at the Gordon Arms Ent Shed in Bedford on Thursday February 9.

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Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

Children's favourite comes to Milton Keynes

A BAFTA award winning television show is coming live to Milton Keynes Theatre next week.

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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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Joanna Clifton in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Review - Thoroughly Modern Millie at Milton Keynes Theatre

Transported back in time to New York's Roaring 20s where prohibition, flapper dresses, bob haircuts and jazz music are the norm, it can only mean one thing… the musical stage version of Thoroughly Modern Millie has arrived at Milton Keynes Theatre for a far-too-short run.
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Rhodri Miles in Burton

The life of Richard Burton to be explored in one-man show in Bedford

The spirit of the great Welsh actor Richard Burton comes to life on stage in Bedford next month.

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Lauren Crace as Jacs, Sarah Horner as Bonnie and Louise Mardenborough as Nita

Pressures of parenting are depicted in play at The Place

The perils of modern parenting are explored in a play coming to The Place in Bedford on Saturday February 11.

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Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes coming to Milton Keynes Theatre

Beloved fairy tale dances onto Milton Keynes stage

A beloved fairy tale and award winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world.

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In a Thousand Pieces is presented by The Paper Birds

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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