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Play to help Luton youngsters Thrive

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

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The Red Shoes

REVIEW: The Red Shoes, MK Theatre

You get two for the price of one with the celebrated CCR – the opinions of seasoned hackette Bev Creagh and flamboyant newshound Stewart Carr. Here they share their views on The Red Shoes, at Milton Keynes Theatre until Saturday February 18.

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Rehearsals of La Strada

Top director talks about La Strada coming to Milton Keynes

A stage adaptation of Fellini's La Strada can be seen at Milton Keynes Theatre next week.

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Lauren Crace as Jacs, Sarah Horner as Bonnie and Louise Mardenborough as Nita

Luton play shows perils of parenting

The perils of modern parenting are explored in a play coming to Luton next week.

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Sol Bernstein: One part Alf Garnett, two parts Mel Brooks, and three parts like nothing youve ever heard

Comedy for all tastes with a trio of comics in Dunstable

Tales from a geezerish raconteur, dark and insightful musings and a foul-mouthed comic creation bring laughs to Dunstable this week.

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Last years Northern Ballet production of Tortoise & the Hare

Storytime at Dunstable theatre for all of the family

Entertaining storytelling promises to fire the imagination of children at the Grove Theatre in Dunstable in the next few weeks.

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LIVE MUSIC: 60s motown and 70s disco in Luton tonight

LIVE MUSIC: 60s motown and 70s disco in Luton tonight

Singing sirens The Estrellas will be bringing 60s motown and 70s disco hits to a leading Luton cabaret bar tonight.

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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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Jamie Raven is known for his humble and charming style

Magic to make the heart melt at Dunstable show

He’s the man who made Simon Cowell believe in magic – and now internationally renowned magician Jamie Raven is heading to Dunstable.

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Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes coming to Milton Keynes Theatre

Beloved fairy tale dances onto Milton Keynes stage

A beloved fairy tale and award winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world.

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Shane Richie and Laura Whitmore

Interview: Laura Whitmore's gory new role in Milton Keynes

Most actors when they take on a part have to do some background research.

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Joanne Clifton in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Strictly star Joanne lined up for Milton Keynes musical

Strictly Come Dancing winner Joanne Clifton stars in the Jazz Age musical Thoroughly Modern Millie.

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Barnstormers Comedy compere Kevin Precious

Laughter set to lighten up a January night in Dunstable

A rising star and a comedians’ favourite are among the comics bringing laughs to the Grove Theatre in Dunstable on Thursday January 19.

Carl Connelly as the Prince and Abigail Houghton as Rapunzel

Panto fun for kids and adults in Luton

The tinsel may have come down and the tree may be on the compost heap but there’s still a little festive sparkle to be enjoyed over the coming weeks.

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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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Somewhere In Time with Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite

Strictly pair dancing out on the road again

Following the success of their first dance tour last year, Strictly Come Dancing professionals Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe are undertaking a brand new major tour across the country at 62 venues.

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Hal Cruttenden has appeared on Have I Got News For You and Live at the Apollo

Top comic Hal brings laughs to Luton club

He’s gone from being one of the top acts on the UK circuit to triumphant performances on top-rated TV shows.

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Sheridan Smith who'll be coming to Milton Keynes Theatre in Funny Girl in the the new year.

Musical treats for sping season at MK Theatre

A number of big name musicals and stars will be making Milton Keynes Theatre their home as the venue announced its new season.

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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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Rita Simons clearly enjoying her role as the evil Queen

REVIEW: Panto perfection led by EastEnders star Rita

EastEnders actors are taking over the Alban Arena... we’ve seen Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) and Jake Wood (Max Branning) enjoy starring roles in the annual panto in recent years.

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