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REVIEW: Talented cast excel in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Priory

Charles Essex reviews Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Priory Theatre, Kenilworth

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Shirley Allwork (Beryl) with other cast members

Review: Warm Bear Pit show is as much living history as theatre

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Lilies on the Land, running at the Bear Pit Theatre in Stratford until April 21

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A great introduction to live theatre: What the Ladybird Saw

Review: Julia Donaldson's bright, bubbly and silly treat for the family on stage in Coventry

Sundari Cleal reviews What the Ladybird Heard at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

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Secrets abound in My Cousin Rachel

Review: Mysterious romance makes for an enjoyable night at the Talisman in Kenilworth

Charles Essex reviews My Cousin Rachel at the Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth

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Andrew Thomas as Will Parker and Jordan Erica Webber as Ado Annie Carnes

REVIEW: Oh what a beautiful show! Oklahoma is a triumph on the Leamington stage

Peter Ormerod reviews Oklahoma!, presented by Leamington & Warwick Musical Society at the Spa Centre, Leamington
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Sophie Stanton as Mrs Rich. Picture: Helen Maybanks

Review: A wickedly witty explosion of fun with the RSC's Mrs Rich in Stratford

Peter Ormerod reviews The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich, presented by the RSC at the Swan Theatre, Stratford

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Charlotte Croft as Robyn

Review: Enjoyable twist on Red Riding Hood on Coventry stage

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Red Riding Hood and the Wolf at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Review - A Midsummer Night's Dream at Playbox Theatre, Warwick

In this endearing production, Playbox give us a Dream that is full of colour, charm, and a hint of danger. Here are sprites, there fairies: lovers and enemies merge and mingle in the moonlight.  With very few props, some clever lighting, costumes and above all great casting, the enchanted woods come alive.

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Strictly stars reveal new tour coming to south Midlands

Tickets have gone on sale for a new show featuring two former Strictly winners.
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Niamh Cusack as Lady Macbeth and Christopher Eccleston as Macbeth

Review: RSC's Macbeth renders fine ingredients - including Christopher Eccleston - into a flat concoction

Peter Ormerod reviews Macbeth, starring Christopher Ecclestone and Niamh Cusack and presented by the RSC at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford

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Mrs Swabb (Niki Baldwin), Constance Wicksteed (Kathy Buckingham Underhill) and Canon Throbbing (Richard Ball)

Review: Alan Bennett's puncturing of sexual hypocrisy still packs a punch on Stratford stage

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Habeas Corpus at the Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford
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Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec

Strictly stars Aljaz and Janette remember Fred Astaire in new show at Leamington

Strictly husband and wife duo Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara will appear in Leamington Spa later this month with their revamped version of Remembering Fred.

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Mindgame is set in an upmarket asylum

Review: Darkness and grand entertainment in Horowitz thriller at the Belgrade

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Mindgame at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

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Marvellous fun: The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)

REVIEW: Brilliant cast leaves audience crying with laughter at the Talisman

Nick Le Mesurier reviews The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) at the Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth

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Joan Iyiola as the Duchess

REVIEW: RSC's Duchess of Malfi is a brilliantly and bloodily realised play for our times

Peter Ormerod reviews The Duchess of Malfi, presented by the RSC at the Swan Theatre, Stratford
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Handbagged imagines what happened when the Queen met Margaret Thatcher

Review: Return to the '80s with razor-sharp show in Leamington

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Handbagged at the Loft Theatre, Leamington

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Harvey Hawkins

Time to have a laugh in Kenilworth as comedy night comes back to town

Kenilworth Comedy Club returns this weekend following its successful opening night in December.
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Thomas Hodge, Emma Beasley, Barry Purcase-Rathbone, Tom Purchase-Rathbone and India Willes in The Bald Prima Donna

Review: Profound absurdity at the Bear Pit tells us much about life

Nick Le Mesurier reviews The Bald Prima Donna at the Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford

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Graeme Rose as Rob. Picture: Andrew Moore

Review: Exploration of idealism poses difficult questions in Coventry show

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Choke at Theatre Absolute: Shop Front Theatre, Coventry

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Black Men Walking is about three members of the real life Black Mens Walking Group

Review: Black Men Walking strides into history at the Belgrade

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Black Men Walking at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
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