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Michelle moves on from soaps to take panto role

Top of the bill at Aylesbury’s Waterside pantomime this year is actress Michelle Collins.

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Mark Rylance and Jim Lichtscheidl as Ron and Erik

Review: Oscar-winner Mark Rylance shows comic class on stage in Nice Fish

Peter Ormerod reviews Nice Fish at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London
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Simon Webbe, Ashleigh Butler and Ricky K at the  Royal & Derngate to launch this years panto Jack and the Beanstalk NNL-160509-153841009

Guides: Christmas pantomimes 2016

It is time to cheer for the heores and boo and hiss at dastardly villains as pantomimes and Christmas shows hit the south Midlands region.

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Berkhamsted Theatre Company November 2015 production of Sister Act.

Former members invited to join party

Almost 100 years of energetic, enthusiastic and first rate productions will be celebrated when members of an amateur theatre group gather to mark an important anniversary.

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The Woman in Black

Behind the scenes on Woman in Black ahead of Aylesbury visit

The temperature drops in the room as I sit down to write. The hairs on the back of my neck rise and there are goosebumps on my arms as though some foul, unseen, force is watching me.

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Key Change is a play about the lives of women in prison

Life inside prison for women

After playing to sell out audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe last year and off Broadway in New York earlier this year, a critically acclaimed play about life in a female prison is on tour in this country.

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Aylesbury Waterside pantomime Aladdin, Christmas 2016. Starring Danny Colligan as Aladdin, Jasmin Walia as Princess Jasmine, Michelle Collins as the Genie of the Ring and Andy Collins as Wishee Washee PNL-160510-113523001

Born for the role of princess

It’s a role she was clearly made for - and a role she has always wanted.

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Trumpeter Jay Phelps says music is magic

Magical moments with music

Vancouver born trumpeter Jay Phelps was tutored by the Canadian city’s top jazz and classical trumpeters and distinguished himself early on as the youngest band leader in the Vancouver International Jazz festival’s history.

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Aylesbury Waterside pantomime Aladdin, Christmas 2016. Starring Danny Colligan as Aladdin, Jasmin Walia as Princess Jasmine, Michelle Collins as the Genie of the Ring and Andy Collins as Wishee Washee

Win tickets to Christmas panto Aladdin at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

We have teamed up with the Genie and Aylesbury Waterside Theatre to offer four free tickets for this year’s Christmas panto Aladdin to a lucky winner.

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Tring Park Shool of Performing Arts. Student production of A Matter of Life and Death. Oliver Nicholas and Bailey Pepper.

David Niven movies on stage

Students are paying homage to the work of one of Britain’s great movie actors from the 20th century.

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Amy Lennox (Elly), Michael C Hall (Newton), Sophia Anne Caruso (Girl)

Review: David Bowie's spirit rises again in Lazarus

Peter Ormerod reviews Lazarus, by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, at King's Cross Theatre, London

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Marreau and the Chocolate Policeman

Detective comedy to celebrate anniversary

Lovers of whodunnit comedies can celebrate 25 years of the Frayed Knot Theatre Company with the revival of the first in a series of popular plays.

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Madama Butterfly by Puccini

Go behind the curtain and discover opera favourites at Milton Keynes

Hollywood and opera will blend seamlessly together when Glyndebourne visits Milton Keynes Theatre next week.

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Samantha Womack

EXCLUSIVE: Samantha Womack tells of "traumatic" EastEnders departure ahead of Milton Keynes panto role

EastEnders star Samantha Womack has spoken today about filming her last scenes as Ronnie Mitchell in the BBC soap opera.
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Go wild with Steve’s show about nature

It has been a busy past couple of years for Steve Backshall and it is about to get busier.

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The 50 best innuendos from the last BBC series of the Great British Bake Off

After the BBC’s final series of Bake Off came to a close last week, let’s take a moment to appreciate another year of innuendo from a baking show that has never shied away from “moist” insides, “stiff” mixtures and bulging loaves.

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Members of the Aeolian Singers wear false moustaches as they rehearse for a performance of Elgars dramatic oratorio The Dream of Gerontius

Hirsute concert rehearsals

Choir members have been wearing false moustaches during rehearsals for an upcoming concert of Elgar’s classical music.

A scene from The Woman In Black by Susan Hill @ Fortune Theatre. Directed by Robin Herford (Taken 26-07-16) ?Tristram Kenton 07/16 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550  Mob 07973 617 355)email:

Classic horror story on tour as The Woman in Black returns to Waterside

Having recently celebrated its 27th anniversary in the West End, The Woman in Black is back out on tour again and heads to Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre later this month (November).

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Chance to take part in ballet

Young ballet dancers who want to perform on stage at a real theatre alongside professional principal dancers are invited to attend an audition with the English Youth Ballet.

Paddy begins a UK tour in November

Starting a new life in another country

Paddy is a brand new musical and drama that tells the story of emigration in all its shapes and forms. The two hour production focuses on a young Irish emigrant called Patrick Murphy who leaves Mayo in the Republic of Ireland in the Sixties.

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