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The cast of Much Ado About Nothing

Four-hundred years after his death, City of Ely Amateur Dramatic Society will celebrate the Bard with a modern twist on Much Ado About Nothing.

King Lear is at the Cambridge Arts Theatre this month

A female soldier stands centre stage, aims her rifle at the audience and fires. This is the startling, if puzzling, opening of the new production of King Lear. The shooter is in fact Cordelia, the young daughter of the mythical monarch of Britain. She will (spoiler alert!) come to a sticky end as do all but two of the characters in Shakespeare’s very strange, very dark, very long play.

Jeremy Corbyn
Ann Widdecombe

Former politician turned TV personality Ann Widdecombe is set to appear at The Brook on July 15.

Theatre Royal Bath Dress Rehearsal May 2016
After Miss Julie by Patrick Marber Directed by Anthony Banks 
Designer Philip Gladwell Lighting Designer Colin Richmond
Helen George/ Miss Julie  Richard Flood/ John
Amy Cudden/ Christine

It’s July 1945 and the night of the Labour landslide. In the kitchen of the house of a Labour peer, the chauffeur picks up a bottle of wine and says: “It’s like Churchill, robust, full-bodied and finished.”

United Kingdom
The Isle of Ely Festival Players is to present 'Shakespeare Shorts' across East Cambridgeshire over two weekends this month.

The life of William Shakespeare is to be celebrated at the Isle of Ely Festival Players in the coming weeks.

William Shakespeare
Pride and Prejudice at the Cambridge Corn Exchange

Tickets are now on sale for Simon Reade’s adaptation of the Jane Austen classic Pride and Prejudice at the Cambridge Corn Exchange.

Travels with my Aunt

Is it always right to choose a more exciting life than the (perhaps) humdrum one you already have?


Isle Of Ely Arts Festival returns to the city this weekend for a month of events.

The Pirates of Penzance is to come to the Theatre in a Barn in Swaffham Bulbeck this month.

A Gilbert and Sullivan classic is to come to Swaffham’s Summer Theatre this month.

Sharp, straight talking comedy The Diary of a Hounslow Girl coming to Key Theatre, Peterborough

The Diary of a Hounslow Girl, ‘an acerbic comedy told through the sharp, straight-talking voice of an aspirational 16-year-old British Muslim girl,’ is coming to the Key Theatre, Peterborough.

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