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Beast of a panto coming to Leamington

It is the time of year to cheer for the heroes and boo the dastardly villains as one of the most popular pantomimes of all time comes to Leamington Spa.

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The cast of Oliver!

Ask for more at festive show coming to Loft in Leamington

Consider yourself at home at The Loft Theatre in Leamington when the family musical Oliver! is performed at the venue for the first time.

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Pasha Kovalev is among the big names coming to the Spa Centre

Strictly star, top comics and TV favourites heading to Leamington for new Spa Centre season

An array of household names have been lined up for the new season at the Spa Centre.

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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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Aladdin comes to Lighthorne Village Hall

Hall’s transformation to become old Peking

There will be a chance to cheer for the villains and boo the dastardly villains when the classic pantomime Aladdin comes to Lighthorne Village Hall next week.

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Christmas show at the Loft

Show to revisit Christmas past

Some 600 years of Christmas music, songs and stories come to the Loft Theatre in Leamington on Sunday December 11.

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Mark Quartley and Simon Russell Beale as Ariel and Prospero. Picture: Topher McGrillis

Review: RSC's high-tech Tempest needs just one special effect: Simon Russell Beale

Peter Ormerod reviews The Tempest, presented by the RSC at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford
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Stick Man must avoid many perils  including being played with by a dog

Stick Man scampers to Warwick Arts Centre

It’s a story beloved by countless children and adults alike – and visitors to Warwick Arts Centre can see Stick Man come to life next week.

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Rich Hall is a familiar face and voice on television and radio

Laconic laughter with Rich Hall in Leamington

The deadpan drawl of Rich Hall will entertain 
comedy fans at the Spa Centre in Leamington this weekend.

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The cast of The Rover

Review: Rioutous and ribald fun with The Rover

Peter Ormerod reviews the RSC's production of The Rover at the Swan Theatre, Stratford

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Fiona (Linda Connor) and Frank  Foster (Bill Davis)

Review: Light but crowd-pleasing fun with Ayckbourn period piece in Kenilworth

Peter McGarry reviews How The Other Half Loves at the Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth

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The show features performers with and without learning difficulties

Feel the moment with Side By Side at the Spa Centre

One of the most inspirational and uplifting shows on the county’s theatrical calendar returns to Leamington this month.

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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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Robert Powell and Liza Goddard in Relatively Speaking

Review: Complexity and comedy from Ayckbourn favourite on stage

Nicola Brooks reviews Relatively Speaking at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

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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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Sophie Matthews and Chris Green present The Men Who Marched Away

War centenary marked with music and poetry at Loft Theatre in Leamington

The horror of war and the courage of soldiers are commemorated in a special show at the Loft Theatre in Leamington on Sunday, November 6.

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Bob (Jimmy Proctor) and Teresa Phillips (Emma Searles) in How The Other Half Lives

Love and laughs in classic farce at Talisman Theatre in Kenilworth

One of the great modern stage farces comes to Kenilworth next week when an Alan Ayckbourn classic is performed at the Talisman Theatre.

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Review: Two actors and 14 characters in gem of a show

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Two by Jim Cartwright at the Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford

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Strictly Arts Theatre present Green Leaves Fall

Review: Dark, relevant and graceful double-bill at the Belgrade

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Freeman and Green Leaves Fall in a double-bill at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

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