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Alice Cairns talks to Shappi Khorsandi about humour, history and the hero that England forgot more

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Jane McGowan goes behind the scenes at the third Camberley International Festival to find out what makes this event stand out from the rest more

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Robert Day

3 STARS, May 29 – June 3. The story is slow on the get-go and idles over cheery songs but charming nonetheless, says more

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Johan Persson

4 STARS, May 22-26. A dazzling piece of darkly comic political satire, rooted in the 1970s but with continuing relevance today, says Andrew Morris more

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Theatre and television favourite Robert Powell visits the dark side for his latest role as Sherlock Holmes more

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4 STARS, May 15-19. Jane McGowan drifts back to Depression-hit Nevada to enjoy this toe-tapping classic more

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Sherlock Holmes/Robert Powell

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2 STARS, May 14-19. An intriguing premise is let down by a thin and implausible plot, says Alice Cairns more

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3 STARS, May 8-12. A dark new comedy about the state of the nation and the thin veneer of contemporary life, says Andrew Morris more

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5 STARS, April 30 – May 5. This musical about the comeback King of Rock and Roll could change the mind of even the most cold-hearted Elvis sceptic, says Alice Cairns more

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Mark Douet

5 STARS, April 13 – May 6. The Rose Theatre's production of Much Ado Nothing gives an imaginative Mafia spa twist to a much-loved Shakespearean classic, says Alan Long more

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4 STARS, April 11-14. Vibrant and beautifully-cast, Amanda Hodges enjoys a sparkling new production of a classic Lloyd-Webber hit more

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Jane Hobson

5 STARS, March 28-29. Richard Davies enjoys a world class performance of dance by the Rambert company at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking as part of their UK tour more

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4 STARS, March 28-31. A fresh interpretation of an Agatha Christie classic, says Alison Hunt more

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It’s almost 30 years since Lisa Stansfield stormed the UK charts with her debut album, Affection. As Jane McGowan discovers, however, the Lancashire lass is still in tune with the times more

Interviews

Jane McGowan catches up with former Strictly favourite Ian Waite as he embarks on a UK tour more

Interviews

Former Bake Off star Mel Giedroyc talks to Jane McGowan about why she is happy to be swapping soggy bottoms for Shakespeare more

Interviews

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Robert Workman

5 STARS, March 13-17. Richard Davies is thrilled by Cats – The Musical at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre more

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Manuel Harlan

Best known for his primetime roles in EastEnders and Holby City, Paul Bradley tells Jane McGowan why he’s glad to be back treading the boards more

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2 STARS, Feb 15 – March 10. Derek Jarman’s iconic punk film Jubilee (1978), adapted for stage by Chris Goode on the 40th Anniversary of its release, stampedes its way into the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith more

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2 STARS, Feb 16-17. This confused production turns a cracking Gothic story into a hammy melodrama more

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