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Warwick play explores how Hannah joined the army as a man

The story of a remarkable woman who disguised herself as a man to join the army in 1745 is being told in Warwick this weekend.

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Lorna Middleton as Kate, Rod Wilkinson as Deeley, and Mary MacDonald as Anna in Old Times

Possession is the theme of a Pinter classic at the Loft in Leamington

Harold Pinter’s enigmatic and thought-provoking Old Times takes to the stage at the Loft Theatre in Leamington next week.

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David T Mears and Ruth Linnett in One Man Two Guvnors

Review: Perfect timing makes for a night of laughs with One Man Two Guvnors in Stratford

Nick Le Mesurier reviews One Man Two Guvnors at the Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford

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David Starkey will talk about Henry VIII's own 'Brexit'

Big names and amazing lives at the Spa Centre in Leamington

The ‘first Brexit’, the power of female energy and the tale of one of our most unlikely sporting heroes are the topics of talks by big-name speakers in Leamington in the coming weeks.

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Review: Moving journey of an alien in her own country at Coventry venue

Nick Le Mesurier reviews May Utang at the Shop Front Theatre, Coventry

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Charlotta (Kathy Buckingham-Underhill), Lyubov (Julie-Ann Randell) and Leonid (Dave Crossfield) in The Cherry Orchard

Review: Talented cast do justice to an ever-relevant classic on Kenilworth stage

Charles Essex reviews The Cherry Orchard at the Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth

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Murder on the Terrace is among the shows coming to Jephson Gardens

Open-air theatre returns to Leamington

Outdoor theatre returns to Jephson Gardens in Leamington this month when Heartbreak Productions begins its national tour in the town.

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The RSC's Julius Caesar. Picture: Helen Maybanks

Review: Julius Caesar teaches us terrifying truths about today with impressive clarity

Peter Ormerod reviews Julius Caesar, presented by the RSC at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford

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The play moves between the 7/7 bombings and the London Olympics

Trust and belonging at heart of political coming-of-age tale on Warwick stage

The heartache caused by the devastating actions of people is explored in a play coming to the Bridge House Theatre in Warwick next week.

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Slaughterhouse Players promise tongue-in-cheek historical fun

Queen Bess returns to Warwick in new play

The story of Elizabeth I’s visit to Warwick in 1572 will be told in the town by the Slaughterhouse Players next week.

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Charlotta (Kathy Buckingham-Underhill), Lyubov (Julie-Ann Randell) and Leonid (Dave Crossfield)

Timely telling of Chekhov classic in Kenilworth

The Cherry Orchard promises a blend of tragedy and comedy when the Chekhov classic it takes to the stage in Kenilworth next week.

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Bella Stock as Cecily Cardew and Sean Glock as Algernon Montcrieff.

Review: Loft does justice to Wilde's genius in delightful version of sparkling comedy

Nick Le Mesurier reviews The Importance of Being Earnest at the Loft Theatre, Leamington

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Men who tell sexist or homophobic jokes suffer from low self esteem

Men who tell sexist or homophobic jokes suffer from low self esteem

Men who make sexist and homophobic jokes suffer low self-esteem and are trying to boost their manliness, a study has found.

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Grace Martin appears in Stockholm

Exploring the complexity of abusive relationships in play at Warwick theatre

An intense adult drama described as “a voyage into relationship hell” comes to the Dream Factory in Warwick from tonight (Friday).

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The musical explores the excitement of mod culture

It’s All or Nothing at mod-themed musical at the Belgrade

Mod musical sensation All or Nothing comes to the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry next week.

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Josette Simon as Cleopatra and Antony Byrne as Mark Antony

Review: Love and duty battle it out in Shakespeare's tale of hisatory's greatest power couple

Peter Ormerod reviews the RSC's Antony & Cleopatra at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford

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Courtship is never straightforward  in The Importance of Being Earnest. Picture: Richard Smith Photography

Wilde classic on stage in Leamington

Oscar Wilde’s comedy masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest comes to the Loft Theatre in Leamington next week.

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Review: Intimate surroundings for an epic Henry V performed excellently in Stratford

Charles Essex reviews Henry V, presented by Treat the Boards Theatre Company at the Attic Theatre in Stratford

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Review: Time passes in intriguing ways at Stratford's Bear Pit

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Time and the Conways, presented by Second Thoughts Theatre Company Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford,

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Caroline Quentin and Neil DSouza as Lady Sarah Hotham and  Peregrine Pelham in The Hypocrite. Picture: Duncan Lomax

Review: Three hours of classy farce in full-blooded production of The Hypocrite in Stratford

Nick Le Mesurier reviews The Hypocrite, presented by the RSC and Hull Truck Theatre at the Swan Theatre, Stratford

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