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Circus of Horrors promises a ‘never-ending nightmare’ in Leamington

Circus of Horrors celebrates its 21st anniversary in Leamington next month with its latest incarnation The Never-ending Nightmare.

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The play explores themes of greed and jealousy revolving around a love triangle. Picture: Peter Weston

Thriller favourite comes to Kenilworth theatre

A classic thriller comes to the stage in Kenilworth this month when the Talisman Theatre presents Dial M for Murder.

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Sharp slapstick abounds in The Play That Goes Wrong

Play that goes wrong in all the right ways comes to Belgrade

Finely-tuned farce is coming to the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry in the shape the award-winning show The Play That Goes Wrong.

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Ollie Hope and Alan Goss in The Haunting

Dickens’ tale of a haunting takes to stage in Dunstable

Spine-tingling tales by Charles Dickens come to the stage in Dunstable this month.

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The play focuses on a clinic owner, a village girl and a London woman

New Coventry play looks at the issue of surrogacy in ‘hub’ of India

A new play exploring the global and personal implications of India’s surrogacy industry opens at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry this month.

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Laura Woodhouse, who shares the role of Alice with Olivia Hass. Picture: Lorentz Gullachsen

Review: Wonders aplenty with Alice in another Playbox triumph in Warwick

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, presented by Playbox Theatre at the Dream Factory, Warwick

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Aunt Flo (Kenny Robinson) and Timmy (Harry Bowser)

Review: Brexit and HS2 bring topical humour aplenty to Talisman panto

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Red Riding Hood at the Talisman Theatre in Kenilworth

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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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Princess Apricot (Charlotte Jefferies Cadden) and Jack Trott (Cara Gould) in Jack and the Beanstalk

Review: Enthusiasm and skill make for festive treat at Kenilworth's Priory Theatre

Charles Essex reviews Jack and the Beanstalk at the Priory Theatre, Kenilworth

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Peter (Ashley Clifford), Aunt Flo (Kenny Robinson), Timmy (Harry Bowser) and Red (Nikki Cross) in Red Riding Hood

Festive fairytale fun with a twist at the Talisman Theatre in Kenilworth

A brand-new version of the fairytale favourite Red Riding Hood takes to the stage as this year’s pantomime at the Talisman Theatre in Kenilworth.

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The cast of Private Dick Whittington. Picture: Robert Day

Review: Boom-boom comedy aplenty in Belgrade's alternative Christmas show

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Private Dick Whittington at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

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Princess Apricot (Charlotte Jefferies Cadden) and Jack Trott (Cara Gould)

Giant fun is in store for all in panto at Priory Theatre in Kenilworth

Pantomime favourite Jack and the Beanstalk promises to keep families entertained in Kenilworth this month.

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Craig Hollingsworth as Idle Jack and Iain Lauchlan as Dame Sarah the Cook

Review: Energy overload as Belgrade panto turns everything up a notch

Catherine von Ledebur reviews Dick Whittington at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

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Marcus Brigstocke argues we should be happier than we are

Review: Struggles with the modern world yield laughs with Marcus Brigstocke

Jon Rollinson reviews Marcus Brigstocke at Warwick Arts Centre

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Mr Toad's love affair with the motor car plays a major part in proceedings

Review: Toad of Toad Hall offers a masterclass in comic acting

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Toad of Toad Hall at the Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford

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Two of the stars of this years pantomime

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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