Theatre News

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.

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

The City of Ely Amateur Dramatic Society brings Agatha Christie's intense, atmospheric murder mystery 'And Then There Were None' to life - and death - at Ely College next week.

He recited a poem for Prince Charles (O, Charles!), who the poet said went through a "living hell" as a royal, but consoled him in absentia: "It could be worse, Charles… you could live in Reading".

Once every three years, Cambridge University students put on a play in Ancient Greek.

It is, without doubt, one of the greatest musicals of our age - and its coming to Wisbech.

Two famous faces will star in this year's Christmas pantomime at the King's Lynn Corn Exchange in December.

Students from East Cambridgeshire took a trip back in time as they attended the Shakespeare Schools Festival.

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

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

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