The title of this play will mean something immediately to anyone who knows about addiction. To recover, you need to stay away from the people who might encourage you to relapse, the places you go to get high and the things that are triggers.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

This play is a treat and by the end it had the audience on its feet.

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London
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

There never has and never will be better drama than the story of people set against the times they live in. Perhaps it started with Abraham and Isaac or Agamemnon and Antigone.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

This play is a masterpiece immaculately performed. I started from the beginning writing down the witty lines, until I realised, I had filled half a notebook. My pen never left the page.

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Angela Singer
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

It was always assumed that this beautifully written play was inspired by the life of the cellist Jacqueline du Pre who was struck down by multiple sclerosis and lost all that was dear to her. But in the programme for this latest, masterful production at Cambridge Arts Theatre, writer Tom Kempinski says it is actually a metaphor for his own life.

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Angela Singer
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Seeing a family tear each other apart shouldn’t be this funny. This play is fast paced and glorious. The plot of Rules for Living by Sam Holcroft sounds like a cliché: a family gets together at Christmas and start eating each other instead of the dinner. Not a new idea but it is when cooked up like this. I loved every minute of it. It’s cleverly written, it’s supremely funny, the set is charming and the performances are superb.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Frederick Knott’s thriller Wait Until Dark, first staged in 1966, is a piece of theatrical history. Whether it should be taken off the shelf, have the dust blown off it and staged again 50 years later is another question.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

In his play The Real Thing, Tom Stoppard has a touch of the Luigi Pirandello’s. The Italian dramatist, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1936, liked to draw his audiences up the garden path. His characters have multiple accounts of who they are or what has happened to them. We wait on the edge of our seats to find out the truth, only to be told, finally, that there is no truth, it is all a matter of perception. “You decide”.

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Angela Singer
Saturday, July 29, 2017

It was a case of Sisters are Singing It for Themselves at Cambridge Folk Festival. The schedulers for the event’s 53rd year decided to present All Female Friday for the main stage.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

The 52nd Cambridge Folk Festival opened like a splendid celebration on Thursday night with musicians who got people on their feet.

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Cambridge
Thursday, June 15, 2017

What the EU referendum and this month’s general election showed is that Britain is a divided nation: rich and poor, young and old, town and country. The play, My Country, based on interviews with people from across the regions about Brexit, laced together by poet Carol Ann Duffy, expresses these divisions.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Anything Goes, Nowadays. You go to the theatre and you have to make up your own musical show. It’s wonderful, it’s marvellous... it flew us to the moon.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

This whodunit is fun. It is well structured and being very much on the lines of a television drama, cleverly staged so that the action goes seamlessly from scene to scene, changing from the morgue to the police station to the beach.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Possibly the most perfect music ever written, Rachmaninoff’s Second Concerto was played by Freddy Kempf with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra with such power that the piano spoke to us.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

This stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox is a high-energy, full-length, two-hour show with elements of pantomime, musical and high drama.

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Angela Singer
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A children’s story about two princes who fall in love, called Happily Ever After, will be at Cambridge Junction on Sunday, May 7.

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Cambridge
Thursday, April 27, 2017

This is an enchanting evening. English Touring Opera’s Patience is fizzing, buzzing, funny all the way through and delightful. It’s a confection of perfection.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Set in a time of war, Tosca is a melodrama. It is high Victorian theatre, if you can call the Italian Puccini a Victorian.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

This stage adaptation of Fellini’s 1954 film, La Strada (The Road) is beautiful, brutal, breathtaking and balletic.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

This is a magnificient piece of theatre. Escaped Alone has been reviewed as a puzzling play. I don’t think it is. Four women who have reached their 70s sit in a sunny garden and reminisce. They don’t finish their sentences and they talk to themselves rather than each other. They would be quite safe conversations if it wasn’t revealed immediately that Vi has killed her husband with a kitchen knife and served time for it.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Toben Betts’ play Invincible has its first half as a comedy, and is delightful.

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Jeremy Corbyn
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Alison Balsom plays music with every cell of her and inspires others to do the same.

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Alison Balsom
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Cambridge’s legendary classic rock and metal night, the Church of Noise, has a charity night in March on Saturday, March 18 at the city’s Cornerhouse venue, for the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), which works to prevent male suicides.

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United Kingdom
Thursday, February 16, 2017

In an intriguing combination of science and art, a robot took to the stage at Cambridge Junction.

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Cambridge
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Gaslight, written in 1938 but set in the Victorian era, about a woman whose husband is trying to drive her mad, used to be a staple of repertory companies because it is such a gem.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

The audience saw sweeping pictures in their heads when the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra played the music of John Williams at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Saturday, January 21.

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Cambridge
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Tchaikovsky’s beautiful, glittering, Christmas gift of a ballet, The Nutcracker, was danced exquisitely at Cambridge Corn Exchange by Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet. The score played by the Hungarian Sinfonietta Orchestra conducted by Igor Shavruk was entrancing.

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Cambridge
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A warning has gone out about gangs of conmen, including one looking like the Coronation Street character Stan Ogden, targeting women motorists.

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