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Review - Beautiful at Milton Keynes Theatre

Her music had been the soundtracks of my teenage years but this week everyone can enjoy Beautiful, the superbly constructed jukebox-style musical which plays Milton Keynes Theatre and features the hits of legendary singer song-writer Carole King.

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Kara Lily Hayworth as Cilla Black

Review - Cilla The Musical at Royal & Derngate, Northampton

There was something about the Liverpudlian songbird Cilla Black that drew her to people's hearts and earned her a place as a national treasure.

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Pasha Kovalev makes a return to Corby

Strictly star Pasha returns to Corby.

Lights, camera…. ballroom as Corby favourite Pasha Kovalev, from the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, returns with his brand new show, The Magic Of Hollywood.

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The Pantaloons present their take on The War of the Worlds.

War of the Worlds heads to Kettering

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons come to Kettering in this funny yet faithful new adaptation of H. G. Wells’ science fiction masterpiece, The War of the Worlds.

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Love From A Stranger

Queen of crime's play heads to Northampton

A gripping thriller from one of the country’s most famous writers can be seen at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate starting this week

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VIDEO: Sting musical launched in Northampton

Singer Sting visited Northampton today (Friday) for a launch of his musical The Last Ship
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Beautiful comes to Milton Keynes Theatre

Beautiful musical comes to Milton Keynes

The story of Carole King is to be portrayed in a musical coming to Milton Keynes Theatre this week.
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The Lovely Bones coming to Northampton in September

The Lovely Bones heads to Northampton stage

The world premiere of The Lovely Bones will open at Northampton's Royal & Derngate later this year.

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Fat Friends the Musical

Fat Friends comes to Milton Keynes stage

Kay Mellor is on a mission to make us feel good about ourselves, whatever our size.

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Going behind the scenes for Art ahead of Northampton visit

By the time you are reading this, the tour of the comedy Art will have started.

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Menopause the Musical comes to Wellingborough.

Musicality in the menopause in Wellingborough

What causes women of a certain age to suffer cold sweats, hot flushes, hormones to rage like tsunamis and mood swings that make them as predictable as the British weather?

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Hamlet comes to Northampton later this month.

Hamlet heads to Northampton

The Royal Shakespeare Company takes Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of murder and revenge on a national tour in 2018.

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Kara-Lily Hayworth stars in Cilla The Musical

Cilla Black musical heads to Northampton

This heart-warming musical adaptation of the ITV mini series is coming to Northampton next week.

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Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

Review - Matthew Bourne's Cinderella at Milton Keynes Theatre

This is not your usual fairy-tale story, told in the normal fairy-tale way. This is not your usual ballet, shown in the normal balletic style.

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Of Mice and Men

Review - Of Mice and Men at Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Companionship, displacement and alienation are the universal themes that bind this competent adaptation of John Steinbeck's 1930s novella Of Mice and Men playing at Royal and Derngate this week.

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The cast of The Play That Goes Wrong during a chaotic moment.

Review - The Play That Goes Wrong at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

There is something so utterly wonderful about watching comedy live with a captive audience. As long as the material is funny.

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Mamma Mia

Review - Mamma Mia! at Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Maybe it's the sunshine, glamorous Greek island setting or flamboyant Abba party feel to the musical Mamma Mia! that makes me keep coming back for more.
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Edward Killingback as Ronny and Phoebe Pryce as Adela Picture: Idil Sukan

REVIEW: E M Forster's rich story let down by sparse staging in Northampton show

Lily Canter reviews A Passage to India at the Royal & Derngate in Northampton
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Anton du Beke and Erin Boag

REVIEW: Anton and Erin light up a winter's night in Northampton with chemistry and charisma

Anna Brosnan reviews Anton and Erin at the Royal & Derngate, Northampton

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The Jersey Boys

Here come the boys to Milton Keynes Theatre

I see a lot of shows in this job, and one of the best I have ever seen for sheer uplifting joy, is The Jersey Boys.

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