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Levison ventures into Leamington for talk

Tales of adventures in exotic and remote locations come to Leamington next week when explorer Levison Wood appears at the Spa Centre.

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Chat show king Michael Parkinson will be on the receiving end of questions in the show

Parkinson leads line-up of stars coming to Warwick Arts Centre

Chat show king Sir Michael Parkinson leads a line-up of famous faces who have been announced as appearing at Warwick Arts Centre this year.

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The best of Warwickshire on show in exhibition

Deasil Art Gallery in Leamington is currently hosting a variety of Warwickshire based artists, all showing their love for the county. The exhibition includes form photography of Jephson Gardens at night, along with watercolours of architecture, oils much more, all mixed together with abstract hearts by Sara Otter. Kate Livingson, from Deasil, said: “This is Sara’s first time exhibiting with Deasil and the work makes a truly beautiful accompaniment to the stunning Warwickshire views. We are very proud to live in Warwickshire and Leamington, and we think other people are too. These artists have truly captured the beauty of Warwickshire.”

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Shelley (Leigh Walker), Linda (Emma Searles), Jan (Caroline McCluskey) and Pearl (Kathy Buckingham-Underhill)

Culture clash at the racecourse in comedy coming to Kenilworth

The worlds of the racecourse and the factory clash in a comedy coming to Kenilworth next month.

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An old story with modern relevance: La Strada

Review: Classic cinema takes to the Belgrade stage in evocative style

Barbara Goulden reviews La Strada at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

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Interview: Monty Python star Eric Idle discusses Coventry show

Eric Idle's book The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat has been adapted into a stage musical and is coming to The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry.
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Prince Charming is crossed with Mr Darcy in Austen Translation

Pride, prejudice and panto fun in Austen-inspired show in Southam

Anyone who’s ever dreamt of a cross between Mr Darcy and Prince Charming is in for a treat in Southam this weekend.

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Jimmy Proctor and Tom OConnor in All My Sons

Miller classic to open Loft season

A classic Arthur Miller drama takes to the stage at the Loft Theatre in Leamington this month.

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Review: Gut-wrenching stuff in tales from behind a street's front doors

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Road at the Criterion Theatre, Coventry

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Russell Brand

Russell Brand to visit the area

Following a series of sold-out preview shows in November and December 2016, Russell Brand announces a new stand-up tour of UK and Ireland.

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The cast of Made in India

Review: Deepy moving and beautifully executed story of surrogacy at the Belgrade

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Made in India at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

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Clever stuff: The Play That Goes Wrong

Review: Exuberance wins over most of the Belgrade audience in The Play That Goes Wrong

Barbara Goulden reviews The Play That Goes Wrong at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

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The Circus of Horrors has toured around the world

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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