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REVIEW: Rocked-up Romeo and Juliet is rollicking good fun at the Belgrade

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Romeo and Juliet at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

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Balancing melodrama with satire: Northanger Abbey

REVIEW: Witty take on Austen classic in the open air in Leamington

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Northanger Abbey, presented by Heartbreak Productions in Jephson Gardens, Leamington

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Underlying sense of sadness: Stags and Hens

REVIEW: Laughter and grit aplenty in Kenilworth theatre's latest triumph

Charles Essex reviews Stags and Hens - The Remix at the Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth

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Abigail Castleton asKatherine

REVIEW: Tricky Shakespeare play brought to life by Heartbreak Productions in Leamington

Nick Le Mesurier reviews The Taming of the Shrew, presented by Heartbreak Productions in Jephson Gardens, Leamington

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Ilan Evans (front left), Matthew Pidgeon (seated centre), Matthew Tennyson (front right) as Naaman , Herod and Salome. Picture: Isaac James

REVIEW: Oscar Wilde's Salomé weighed down by the RSC in Stratford

Peter Ormerod reviews Salomé, presented by the RSC at the Swan Theatre, Stratford

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

REVIEW: Pinter classic beguiles and intrigues on Leamington stage

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Old Times by Harold Pinter at the Loft Theatre, Leamington
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Titania and her fairies in A Midsummer Night's Dream

Enchanting setting for a Shakespearean favourite in Princethorpe

Shakespeare’s magical play A Midsummer Night’s Dream is being performed in the idyllic setting of Princethorpe College’s grounds this weekend.

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10 of the funniest Twitter accounts on the General Election

10 of the funniest Twitter accounts on the General Election

Twitter is awash with politics as the general election campaign enters its final week.

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Heartbreak performed David Walliams's Ratburger last year

REVIEW: Ingenious stuff for all the family with open-air show in Leamington

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Billionaire Boy, presented by Heartbreak Productions at Jephson Gardens, Leamington

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The action takes place in the toilets of a Liverpool club. Picture: Peter Weston

Gritty comedy in Stags and Hens at Kenilworth theatre

An updated version of a modern stage classic comes to the Talisman Theatre in Kenilworth this month.

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Director Owen Horsley

RSC to take on Wilde’s controversial Salomé

An Oscar Wilde play which was originally banned in Britain takes to the stage in a new production by the RSC in Stratford this week.

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Elinor Coleman plays Hannah Snell in the production

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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