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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.

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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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Samantha Womack as Queen Rat

CREAGH/CARR REVIEW: Dick Whittington, MK Theatre

It’s panto time! And your intrepid Creagh/Carr Review team have been out and about seeing Dick Whittington at Milton Keynes Theatre. Here’s their report!

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Jamie Raven will dazzle with his magic skills

Feel the magic of theatre with all the family at the Grove in Dunstable

Families are promised some unforgettable experiences in the new season at the Grove Theatre in Dunstable.

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The Night Before Christmas tells the story of a secret society attempting to track the movements of Father Christmas

Help find Santa in new show in Luton

Three Santa super-fans have come together in their headquarters in Luton to catch a glimpse of the elusive Saint Nick.

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What's on where around Luton and Dunstable: listings, December 7 edition

Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Luton over the coming week. Please email editorial@lutonnews.co.uk with details of your events at least a week before the edition in which you’d like them to appear.

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Boo the wicked Queen Imperia and cheer the heroes in Snow White

Village panto at its best with Snow White in Toddington

Fans of community theatre are in for a festive treat when the pantomime favourite Snow White is staged in Toddington this month.

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Eastenders star Samantha Womack on pantomime in Milton Keynes

It is going to be a busy time of year for Eastenders actress Samantha Womack.

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David Heywood plays Clem 'Dare Devil' Beckett. Picture: Richard Marsham

Spanish Civil War inspires powerful play

Song, poetry, movement and dance combine to bring the passions and emotions of the Spanish Civil War to the stage in Luton this week.

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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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Robin Hood

Robin Hood coming to Luton

Fresh from winning the 2015 best pantomime in the region at the NODA awards with their production of Aladdin, the Phoenix Players are staging their second Christmas pantomime, Robin Hood at Luton’s Library Theatre.

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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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