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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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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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Stacey Solomon

INTERVIEW: Stacey Solomon ‘beside herself with excitement’ ahead of Christmas panto

Essex girl extraordinaire, former X-Factor finalist and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! winner, Stacey Solomon, tells Ruth Supple why she is beside herself with excitement at coming to Milton Keynes to perform in her first ever panto this Christmas...

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Chance to boo Corrie killer in Dunstable pantomime

Coronation Street star Brian Capron has spoken of his excitement about his role in the forthcoming Grove Theatre pantomime, Aladdin.

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A scene from Relatively Speaking. Photo: Nobby Clark.

Revived Ayckbourn comedy at Milton Keynes

Actor Robert Powell appears in a revived version of Alan Ayckbourn’s first West End success, which is coming to Milton Keynes Theatre.

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John Challis will tell tales from Only Fools and Horses along with other shows

Only Fools would miss Boycie at Luton Library Theatre

One of the nation’s best-loved comedy actors comes to Luton this weekend to share stories from his decades in showbusiness.

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What's on where around Luton and Dunstable: listings, November 9 edition

Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Luton and Dunstable 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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Amy Lennox (Elly), Michael C Hall (Newton), Sophia Anne Caruso (Girl)

Review: David Bowie's spirit rises again in Lazarus

Peter Ormerod reviews Lazarus, by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, at King's Cross Theatre, London

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Madama Butterfly by Puccini

Go behind the curtain and discover opera favourites at Milton Keynes

Hollywood and opera will blend seamlessly together when Glyndebourne visits Milton Keynes Theatre next week.

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Samantha Womack

EXCLUSIVE: Samantha Womack tells of "traumatic" EastEnders departure ahead of Milton Keynes panto role

EastEnders star Samantha Womack has spoken today about filming her last scenes as Ronnie Mitchell in the BBC soap opera.
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The Commitments

Corrie star Kevin Kennedy commits to Milton Keynes musical

Thirty years since The Commitments burst from the pages of Roddy Doyle’s best selling novel, a musical adaptation comes to Milton Keynes Theatre.

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The 50 best innuendos from the last BBC series of the Great British Bake Off

After the BBC’s final series of Bake Off came to a close last week, let’s take a moment to appreciate another year of innuendo from a baking show that has never shied away from “moist” insides, “stiff” mixtures and bulging loaves.

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Attila the Stockbroker will perform at a spoken-word evening

Discover how punk changed Luton with series of gigs and events

Luton is hosting a series of punk-inspired events in the next few weeks to mark 40 years since the release of the Sex Pistols’ debut single.

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Brian Capron played Richard Hillman in the soap

Corrie killer brings villainy to pantomime

Coronation Street star Brian Capron has spoken of his excitement about his role in the forthcoming Grove Theatre pantomime, Aladdin.

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