Theatre News

Sunday, October 22, 2017
United Kingdom

Paul Heaton, Jacqui Abbott with special guest Billy Bragg are the latest acts to announce a spot at Thetford Forest next summer.

The stage version of David Walliams’ seventh book ‘Awful Auntie’ will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre during half term from October 25 to 29 including Sunday performances.

This play is a masterpiece immaculately performed. I started from the beginning writing down the witty lines, until I realised, I had filled half a notebook. My pen never left the page.


Ely Amateur Dramatic Society will perform Noel Coward’s comedy farce ‘Blithe Spirit’ at The Maltings next week.

It was always assumed that this beautifully written play was inspired by the life of the cellist Jacqueline du Pre who was struck down by multiple sclerosis and lost all that was dear to her. But in the programme for this latest, masterful production at Cambridge Arts Theatre, writer Tom Kempinski says it is actually a metaphor for his own life.

Seeing a family tear each other apart shouldn’t be this funny. This play is fast paced and glorious. The plot of Rules for Living by Sam Holcroft sounds like a cliché: a family gets together at Christmas and start eating each other instead of the dinner. Not a new idea but it is when cooked up like this. I loved every minute of it. It’s cleverly written, it’s supremely funny, the set is charming and the performances are superb.

The smash hit comedy Rules for Living is coming to the Cambridge Arts Theatre this week.

The Historical Dance Society is organising a series of workshops titled ‘First Steps into Historical Dance’ this autumn to attract new dancers and musicians.


Join KD Theatre Productions on a magic carpet ride when they perform traditional family pantomime ‘Aladdin’ at the newly-revamped Broadway in Peterborough this Christmas.


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