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Christmas show comes to Banbury

An alternative to pantomime will be served up at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury.

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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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Oxford Playhouse production of Cinderella, Christmas 2016.

Christmas ball with Cinders

With classic characters such as a bewitching damsel in distress, dashing Prince Charming, wicked stepmother, two ugly sisters and a beautiful fairy Godmother, Cinderella is the ideal festive family treat.

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The cast of Caught in the New

Kineton stages Cooney farce

The sequel to a Ray Cooney farce will be staged by Kineton Amateur Dramatics Society this week.

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The Charm of the Magic Lantern

Duo light the way to help Banbury charity

Banbury and District Samaritans have lined up an unusual treat for the town to enjoy on Saturday November 26 and it’s all in the name of a good cause.

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Tom Parker from The Wanted, is to star as Danny Zuko in the UK tour of Gease.

Two Dannys in Grease show

Grease is the word, and it’s coming our way!

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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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Lynden Players put on Rapunzel and the Rascal Prince

Pantomime spectacular in Middleton Cheney

Middleton Cheney Village Hall plays hosts to the pantomime Rapunzel and the Rascal Prince beginning next month.

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Lucy Porter

Laugh along with Lucy Porter in Banbury

“Delightful” comedian Lucy Porter will be bringing laughter to Banbury this weekend.

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Aylesbury Waterside pantomime Aladdin, Christmas 2016. Starring Danny Colligan as Aladdin, Jasmin Walia as Princess Jasmine, Michelle Collins as the Genie of the Ring and Andy Collins as Wishee Washee

Win tickets to Christmas panto Aladdin at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

We have teamed up with the Genie and Aylesbury Waterside Theatre to offer four free tickets for this year’s Christmas panto Aladdin to a lucky winner.

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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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Zoe Lyons

No trouble at Mill who reveal season of treats

The radio comedy Round the Horne is among the entertainment lined up for a new season at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury.

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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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Robinson Crusoe at Chipping Norton Theatre

Daneil Defoe classic comes to Chipping Norton

The well loved Daniel Defoe classic Robinson Crusoe will get a pantomime twist when it sails into Chipping Norton Theatre.

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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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The cast in rehearsals

Monty Python musical Spamalot brings absurd laughs

Fans of Monty Python are in for a treat with the Banbury Operatic Society' production of Spamalot.

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Aowen Jin

Bringing a slice of the East with new display at Compton Verney

One of the most promising artists in the world will bring a unique installation entitled The Ritual to Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park.

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Peter Baxter and Henry Blofeld

Blofeld and Baxter entertain in Banbury

Two bastions of a beloved radio institution bring tales from behind the microphone to Banbury next month.

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The Play's the Thing

Permanent exhibition goes behind the scenes at the RSC.

It will be curtains up at the RSC for its first ever permanent exhibition devoted to the staging of Shakespeare’s plays on Saturday October 22

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