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Theatre & Comedy

Sherlock star features in comedy at Oxford

Amanda Abbington stars in the 40th anniversary production of Mike Leigh’s comedy Abigail’s Party.

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Jo Caulfield

Award winning comedian visits Banbury

After a sell-out run at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival, award-winning comedian Jo Caulfield comes to The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury with her new show on Friday March 31.

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The Thing That Came Over There

Alien things coming to Banbury

A show inspired by B movies from the 1950s and jammed packed with silliness and mayhem can be seen at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury next month.

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The societys production of Legally Blonde

Banbury youngsters sought for role in musical show

A youth drama company in Banbury is looking to take children back to the 80s with an adaptation of an Adam Sandler comedy.

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Adrian Banks and Clare Primrose in Cherwell Theatre Companys production of Cinderella

Chance for Banbury youngsters to show off talent to theatre company

A thriving Banbury theatre company is expanding to cope with the number of talented young people wanting to get involved.

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Tom Parker of The Wanted

The Wanted star is Grease lightning ahead of Oxford date

A star studded cast is on tour with Grease, taking the hit 70s musical of teenage angst and young romance into theatres nationwide.

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The show has been adapted for stage from scripts and songs written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie and is presented by the Offstage Theatre Group

Seminal radio show revived in Chipping Norton

The radio show that spawned Monty Python’s Flying Circus, The Goodies and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue is revived in Chipping Norton next week.

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Writer and performer Joe Sellman-Leavas examines his experiences of being mixed heritage

Chipping Norton show looks at the labels we place on ourselves

Immigration, racism and how we use words are the themes of a show coming to The Theatre in Chipping Norton next week.

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Play to help Banbury youngsters Thrive

A “life-affirming” play encouraging young people to express their feelings about death comes to Banbury on Thursday.

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Aunts Spiker and Sponge in James and the Giant Peach

Roald Dahl favourite lands in Cropredy

Cropredy Harlequins promise a fun theatrical experience for half term as they present Roald Dahl’s popular story James and the Giant Peach.

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The cast of the forthcoming show Round the Hornel

Go Round the Horne with celebration of radio show in Banbury

One of the most popular and influential programmes in British radio history is the subject of a show at the Mill in Banbury next week.

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Keeley Thompson with the Ugly Sisters played by Keith Fraser and Stuart Dawe

Brackley has starring role in Players’ new panto

Brackley takes centre stage in a pantomime being staged in the town this month.

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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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Cast of Cinderella staged by Brackley Players

Look behind you in Brackley

If you are missing Christmas or missed out on a pantomime visit during the festive season fear not, because the ultimate fairy tale adventure, Cinderella, is being presented in February.

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The Twits. Photos: Pamela Raith Photography

Don’t be a Twit! Enter this rather marvellous, disgustingly good competition

We have teamed up with Aylesbury Waterside Theatre to celebrating their New Year of must-see entertainment in style with a chance to win 4 passes to the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden and 4 tickets to see the author’s classic The Twits.

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Caught in the Net staged by Banbury Cross Players

Get caught in a Banbury net

Caught in the Net is the hilarious Ray Cooney sequel to It Runs in the Family, and the farce will be presented by Banbury Cross Players at The Mill Arts Centre in February.

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Oxford Playhouse

Top fringe theatre comes to Oxford

Offbeat, a 10 day festival showcasing the best in fringe theatre returns next summer with 70 shows.

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Michele Goode as Dick Whittington, Alice Walters as Tommy the Cat, John Tweddle as Sarah the Cook and Kirsty Bright as Alice Fitzwarren

Pantomime fun at Rugby Theatre

Rugby Theatre will be welcoming in 2017 with the heart-warming rags to riches pantomime Dick Whittington.

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Isaac Stuart (Gavin), Philip Fine (John Smith) and Clare Primrose (Vicki). Picture: Jim Muller Photography

Bigamist taxi driver brings laughs in farce on Banbury stage

Ray Cooney’s sequel to Run for your Wife comes to The Mill next month courtesy of the Banbury Cross Players.

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Amanda Abbington starring in Abigail's Party

Amazing dramas

Fabulous plays including the iconic Seventies hit Abigail’s Party, a new bittersweet comedy from Sandi Toksvig and a drama about soldiers’ suffering are part of the new season programme at Oxford Playhouse.

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