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Theatre & Comedy

Cricketing laughs with Aggers and Tuffers in Leamington

Two of the most recognisable voices from British sports broadcasting will resound around the Spa Centre in Leamington later this month.

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Priya Edwards as Belle

Disney favourite brought to stage in Warwick by Playbox Theatre

One of Disney’s most popular musicals is comes to the stage in Warwick courtesy of Playbox Theatre.

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Bridget Christie

Top comics bring a night of laughter to Stratford theatre

A comedy double bill featuring Bridget Christie and Andy Hamilton will be Live at the RSC’s Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon on Sunday September 18.

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Antony Sher as King Lear with Graham Turner as his Fool. Picture: Ellie Kurttz

Review: Antony Sher expresses the truth of madness in a mesmerising King Lear

Peter Ormerod reviews the RSC’s King Lear, starring Sir Antony Sher, at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford

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Physical theatre company Frantic Assembly is coming to the arts centre

Big names on their way to arts centre

Warwick Arts Centre’s autumn programme promises big names and something for everyone over the coming months.

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The cast of Ratburger with David Walliams

Four different plays coming to The Loft in Leamington

A children’s novel, Shakespeare, Wilde and a murder will be the four shows put on by the same company in Leamington Spa.

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Look Behind You coming to Kenilworth

Kenilworth play looks backstage at pantomime

A show depicting the sometimes fractious life behind the scenes at a pantomime can be seen at The Priory Theatre in Kenilworth.

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St Patrick's Primary School pupils with Leamington mayor Ann Morrison at the performance in Foundry Wood.

Leamington pupils perform their own ‘wonderful’ show in Foundry Wood

Young actors from four Leamington schools have impressed an audience at Foundry Wood with an open-air performance of their own show.

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Charlotte Hay.

Leamington and Warwick schoolchildren take acting talents to the West End

Two schoolchildren from Leamington and Warwick will be performing alongside professional actors in the West End this summer.

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Art in the Park

Little rats invited to join park show

More than 400 people are invited to attend Leamington’s largest ever free outdoor theatre production at a two-day arts festival taking place in the town centre.

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The Alchemist

Review - The Alchemist, Royal Shakespeare Company, Swan Theatre, Stratford

Plague-ridden London, three crooks, and a stream of gullible fools all make for something really special at the RSC.

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Lily Crockford and Katie Burrows.

Talented schoolgirls to take to West End stage

The acting and dancing talents of two 12-year-olds from south Warwickshire are taking them to a West End stage this summer.

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Departed: England manager Roy Hodgson

Let’s all laugh at England! Best internet funnies after dismal Euro 2016 exit

Wash away the England blues with our compilation of the best internet funnies in the wake of another disastrous night for English football.

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Happy Father's Day: here's your worst jokes dads

Are these the worst dad jokes ever?

It’s a formula for fun - but, say its creators, it might just have unearthed the worst dad jokes of all time.

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Charlie Sheen reveals all about that meltdown, his HIV secret, family and big screen comeback

Charlie Sheen reveals all about that meltdown, his HIV secret, family and big screen comeback

Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen has revealed big screen comeback plans after admitting for the first time that his public ‘meltdown’ was a result of dealing with his HIV secret.

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"Total theatre": Playbox's Games and Thrones

Review: Raw, bloody and utterly exhilarating - Playbox’s Games and Thrones is a triumph

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Henry VI: Games and Thrones, presented by Playbox Theatre & Shakespeare Young Company at the Dream Factory, Warwick

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Taresh Solanki and Emma Sian Cooper in Not Just William

Explore the experiences that formed young Shakespeare

William Shakespeare’s formative years are reimagined in a show taking place in Warwick this week.

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Luke Roberts as Ringo Starr in Let It Be. Picture by David Munn Photography.

Leamington musician on ‘being’ Ringo in smash hit Beatles show

Not so long ago, he was a schoolboy at Myton, but now this Leamington-raised vicar’s son has performed for over a million people as one of the world’s most famous musicians.

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Leamington and Warwick Musical Society's filming in the peacock garden at Warwick Castle.

Leamington musical to include real rain and peacocks

Most of us are familiar with the hit musical Singin’ In The Rain - but a south Warwickshire drama group have discovered there is a lot more to the show than we may think.

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Jessie Wallace in The Perfect Murder

Interview with Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace

Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie star in The Perfect Murder coming to a number of venues across the area in the next few weeks. We spoke to both the Eastenders duo about their latest double act, performing on stage and how their relationship is translated to the theatre.

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