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28 Feb 2015 09:30

War story that grips audiences

Peter Duncan, Edmund Wiseman and Emily Bowker head the cast of the national tour of Rachel Wagstaff’s stage play Birdsong, adapted from the novel by Sebastian Faulks.

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27 Feb 2015 09:30

Escape into a world of dreams

IT is always hard to critique a ballet performance because perhaps where as with comedians you could start with “well my five year old makes me laugh more” or with an actor there is the the possibility of them “over-acting” or in some cases “under-acting”.

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27 Feb 2015 09:30

Whiteway's Watching: The Casual Vacancy

AS ANY local newspaper reporter will moan to you about, parish council meetings can sometimes be a bit dull and only very rarely does the death of a parish councillor open a can of worms big enough for renowned angler, the late Ivan Marks, to never have to pop to the tackle shop ever again.

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21 Feb 2015 09:30

Maximum electronic sounds

ACCLAIMED electronica duo Man Without Country bring their UK tour to Berkshire following the release of their new album Maximum Entropy.

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20 Feb 2015 09:30

Three men to make you laugh

One often associates first night nerves with the cast of a play. But for director Craig Gilbert it’s equally as nerve racking for him as it is for the actors.

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19 Feb 2015 11:50

Whiteway's Watching: I Survived A Zombie Apocalypse

THE problem with really good drama is there isn’t much scope to be able to write funnily about it.

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17 Feb 2015 09:30

Whiteway's Watching: UKIP: The First 100 Days

EVER wonder what a world where Neil Hamilton is the deputy PM is like? No, me neither, why waste time on impossibilities, eh?

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14 Feb 2015 09:30

Classical guitarists to appear on stage

Classical Music Alive audiences will be dazzled by two fantastic soloists with the English Chamber Orchestra, on Wednesday, February 18.

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13 Feb 2015 09:30

One night of magic, mystery and illusion

DANNY Buckler returns with another of his Magic Salons, the magic show where the world’s finest trick artists perform headline sets before sharing their insights about magic with our genial host.

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12 Feb 2015 11:30

Whiteway's Watching: Heston’s Recipe for Romance

HESTON does (food) porn is what Heston’s Recipe for Romance (Channel 4, Monday, 9pm) should have been called.

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12 Feb 2015 09:30

Cbeebies legend is back...oh yes he is!

It may be only February but the team behind the Hexagon Panto are hard at work planning this year’s production.

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12 Feb 2015 09:30

First night review: Brief Encounter On Air

Some, among the near capacity first night audience, will not have seen the iconic 1948 film based on the brilliant Noël Coward script.

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11 Feb 2015 15:00 • Judith Edwards

Preview: A Brief Encounter

TRUE romantics will be captivated by the new production at Theatre Royal Windsor.

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9 Feb 2015 09:30

Rags to riches and some nappies too

A CLASSIC fairy tale with a difference comes in the form of Cinder-Ella as a re-imagining of the timeless rags to riches tale.

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7 Feb 2015 09:30

Unwind as Rewind tickets go on sale

BACK for its seven consecutive year is Rewind – the world’s biggest 80s festival.

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6 Feb 2015 09:30

Get in harmony with Blake

IF you have heard the roaring sounds of a Honda Fireblade gently easing their way around Berkshire roads on a pleasant afternoon, chances are Stephen Bowman from musical trio Blake has just whizzed past you.

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3 Feb 2015 17:25

Welcome to the History Boys

The 'nation's favourite play' is back - and it is coming to Windsor.

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2 Feb 2015 09:30

Whiteway's Watching: The Jump

WHEN it first hit our screens last winter, The Jump was met with universal negativity with one critic calling it ‘more painful than a snowball in the mouth’.

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1 Feb 2015 09:30

Perfectly poised for classical ballets

SWAN Lake and Coppelia will be performed by The Russian State Ballet of Siberia when they come to The Hexagon in Reading later in February.  

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31 Jan 2015 09:30

Fresh blood in Russell's iconic play

HOME grown talent is not hard to find if you live in Bracknell. As Blood Brothers coming to South Hill Park in February will demonstrate.

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