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Peter Pan flies into Chipperfield

Brimming with lively choreography, captivating musical numbers and a cast of 30 adults and children, Peter Pan the Musical takes flight.

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Ballet coming to Aylesbury's Waterside Theatre

Top ballet comes to Aylesbury

Ballet fans are in for a treat with plenty to entertain them at the Waterside during the new season.

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The Twits. Photos: Pamela Raith Photography

Don’t be a Twit! Enter this rather marvellous, disgustingly good competition

We have teamed up with Aylesbury Waterside Theatre to celebrating their New Year of must-see entertainment in style with a chance to win 4 passes to the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden and 4 tickets to see the author’s classic The Twits.

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Kara Tointon

Kara’s Victorian challenge in Aylesbury

It is safe to say that Kara Tointon really likes a challenge as she discusses her character in the drama Gaslight currently running at Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre.

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A play looking at the life of actor Richard Burton

Profile of Richard Burton in Hemel Hempstead

Looking at the life of an acting legend, a new twist on an historic tale plus plenty of music, comedy and family friendly shows fill the spring and summer programme at The Old Town Hall in Hemel Hempstead.

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Remembering Fred with Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec

Dance tribute to Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire was considered to be one of the greatest dancers in Hollywood, and his talent will be celebrated by two of Strictly Come Dancing’s professionals in a nationwide tour next year.

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Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Top tribute act

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, considered to be the world’s ultimate homage to Fleetwood Mac, are now on tour with their Hits to Blues world tour.

Somewhere In Time with Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite

Strictly pair dancing out on the road again

Following the success of their first dance tour last year, Strictly Come Dancing professionals Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe are undertaking a brand new major tour across the country at 62 venues.

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Sheridan Smith who'll be coming to Milton Keynes Theatre in Funny Girl in the the new year.

Musical treats for sping season at MK Theatre

A number of big name musicals and stars will be making Milton Keynes Theatre their home as the venue announced its new season.

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Which joke gives you the biggest laugh?

Brexit sprout gag is nation’s favourite cracker joke

A Brexit-themed joke about Brussels sprouts beat similar puns targeting Jeremy Corbyn, Roy Hodgson and Sports Direct to the title of best modern festive cracker joke.

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Aladdin at the Waterside  Picture by Barry Rivett

REVIEW: Magic carpet flies into town and the cast receive a standing ovation

One of the last people to be cast in Aladdin at the Waterside Theatre was Aladdin himself, Danny Colligan.

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Kings Langley Players December 2016 production of Mother Goose starring from left to right Gemma Rees as Freya, Mike Crow as Mother Goose and Zach Bishop as Sven. PNL-161129-104358001

Scandinavian trip with Mother Goose family

If you need a New Year pick-me-up in January after the festivities of Christmas are over, make a date in your diary for a sparkling pantomime in the first month of 2017.

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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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