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Stepping into shoes of ‘the destroyer of worlds’

Gill Sutherland talks to John Heffernan, who is playing the eponymous scientist in Oppenheimer at the RSC…

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Mum and daughter in panto for 45 years

Lisa and Katie Maxwell of the Phoenix Players have an impressive long-service record…

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Familiar faces cast in new Swan plays

THE casting has been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s summer productions of The Jew of Malta and Love’s Sacrifice…

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African choir wows audience

THE African Children’s Choir warmed hearts and charmed ears when they performed two concerts in Stratford last weekend…

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Nurmi added to pub’s wall of fame

Wizard of Oz dog graces Dirty Duck hall of fame…

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Comedy festival to return for a third year

ED Bartlam, director of Stratford’s Comedy Hullabaloo festival, has confirmed that the mirth-filled event will return for its third year…

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RSC debut is proving itself to be a real blast

STRATFORD performer Laura Cubitt knows how to pull strings, but also how to break wind!…

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The end for Stratford Jazz Club?

AFTER 30 years and more than 1,300 performances, Stratford Jazz is in danger of closing its doors for good. Stratford Jazz started at the White Swan in 1986 before moving to the current venue at No.1 Shakespeare Street in 2009.…

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Troughton’s revelling in ‘brilliant’ RSC return

IT must be a bit daunting when a Royal Shakespeare Company actor is asked to review the production he is in, while it is still in rehearsal — especially for his comments not to be published until the official opening on press day. But Stratford-upon-Avon’s David Troughton, head of the town’s famous acting family, took it in his stride.…

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Playboy Sanchez is back in town

ONE of the most exciting and charismatic performers of the rhythm and blues and rock and roll world will be at The Townsend Hall, in Shipston-on-Stour, on Friday, 19th December. Piano player, Mike Sanchez, founder member of the Big Town Playboys, and a one time Bill Wyman Rhythm King, was featured recently on Jools Holland’s BBC Radio Two show.…

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