Band of Gold was a big television hit in the 1990s, watched by 15 million viewers. Rolling out the same characters in tired old story lines 25 years on cannot have the same magnetism.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Museums in Cambridge are are jointly organising an evening of free activities for families called Twilight at the Museums.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Who is the mysterious wife who never leaves the house? Pirandello gives us one version of the story - and then the opposite.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Director, Sally Cookson said: "I read the book in one hit. I thought I would kill for the opportunity to make this story into a piece of theatre."

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

God of Carnage by Yasina Reza, is an attack on the pretentiousness of the bourgeoisie.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

I bet they argued in the tavern about it in 1603 when it opened. It could have been called Iago because he, the villain of the piece, is the ringmaster. And his weapon is violence against women.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Run by the University of Cambridge, the festival examines our past and suggests the future. Some of the world's greatest scientists, and some up and coming ones, examine how science is changing the world.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

A heart-breakingly young prostitute in Bradford who approached a married couple in their car, was the inspiration behind the Granada Television series, Band of Gold, now on stage at Cambridge Arts Theatre next month.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Helen George hits just the right note in My Cousin Rachel to leave us wondering at the end whether she was, after all, a wronged woman.

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Helen George (Trixie in Call the Midwife) takes to the stage at Cambridge Arts Theatre as Rachel in Daphne du Maurier's My Cousin Rachel.

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Friday, December 13, 2019

The youngsters didn't have to be asked. As the action went on, they were so engaged with the story, they were standing up in their seats, pointing and calling out helpful instructions to the cast.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

When he got through the audition to appear on the television talent show New Faces - his biggest fear was how to tell his mum he had bunked off school

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Our top tips for the best shows around this Christmas

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Wayne Sleep and Liza Goddard lead in Cinderella with West End stars

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Monday, November 18, 2019

This is a clever piece of theatre, Lindsay shows the twists and turns of Cardiff's mind. With immaculate comic timing and verve, this is a towering performance.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Classical Latin 'literature' was in its day a treat for the ear. Even those who were rich enough to learn to read would hear the poems of Virgil and Ovid read aloud.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Black Voices Quintet present The Soul of Nina Simone. They have performed in front of Nelson Mandela at Royal Albert Hall and played alongside Nina Simone herself, as well as Miriam Makeba, Ray Charles and Hugh Masekela.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

A 14-year-old girl is on her way home from school on a winter evening as it is getting dark. A neighbour stops her and invites her to see the underground den he has built. He is evil. She will not leave that place alive.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The stand-out performance is from Joe Thomas as father-to-be Vincent. He has the most to do. His is perfect comic timing but he is by no means alone. All five of the cast had the audience laughing throughout and this is very much an ensemble piece - they spark off each other.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The British vocal ensemble, I Fagiolini, known for their theatrical performances, present music from the past 500 years associated with the work of Leonardo da Vinci,

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

If you are under 26 or a student, you can see Vladimir Ashkenazy conduct a concert and your ticket will cost just £5.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Every three years since 1882, students at Cambridge University have performed an Ancient Greek play in Ancient Greek. It is always magnificent and this year is no exception. Again, not all the cast are classicists, some have not studied the ancient language before - but all of them are accomplished actors and with impressive voices for the sung chorus. Sophocle's play comes ringing down the years to us. It's about division and could not be more pertinent.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The play is being put on by the award-winning producers of Horrible Histories and Gangsta Granny.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

There were no locks on the doors. In the middle of a dark forest, I imagined who was waiting out there.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Roy Hudd is an absolute joy and comes out front to sing comic songs

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

A stage version of Hitchcock's film The Lady Vanishes stars Gwen Taylor

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

An evening with Lesley Garrett will be at Saffron Hall on Wednesday, October 9

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's gripping and compelling story will be told in a one-man musical drama using the original text.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Caroline Criado Perez, the author of Invisible Women, will be one of the speakers at Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

From October 14-27, there will be a series of free, one-hour talks open to all. This year's theme is technology and where is it taking us.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

This is an intriguing melodrama. It has a gripping plot and an interesting twist at the end. But this production fails to deliver.

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