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Theatre in the Forest returns to Jimmy’s Farm as Shakespeare meets the wild west (with a dash of Richard Curtis) in Red Rose Chain’s As You Like It.

Fans of Mumford and Sons know what to expect from their gigs. In fact, there’s not a music lover out there that won’t know the British band will do when they get out on stage.

Katherine Jenkins is one of the few artists who could look perfectly picturesque gliding towards the Waterfront Stage at Latitude Festival.

Festival goers to Latitude put their best fashion foot forward at the Suffolk festival.

The melodic guitar riffs blared out with a bouncing success as Two Door Cinema Club took to the Obelisk stage on Saturday afternoon.

Skies were looking grim over the main stage but the chilled, dance anthems of Milky Chance managed to just keep the weather at bay, and get everyone in the crowd dancing and jumping in time with the guitar beat.

American comic Reginald D Hunter was at his offensive best despite having to perform his set from a wheelchair after breaking a leg.

With his charming good looks and energy filled set, it’s hardly surprising the comedy tent was filled with enough young girls to rival a One Direction concert.

It’s hard to believe this wry and witty comedian started out as a corporate lawyer, although then again it’s not.

Friday night headliners the 1975 lived up to their reputation of being beautifully weird in the set on Latitude’s main stage.

Not an inch of floor space was left empty as people jostled for room when Dara O’Briain took to the Comedy stage to headline on Friday evening.

The Mystery Jets take on indie has spawned countless spin-off groups.

It’s not often you leave an early afternoon The Coral gig battered and bruised.

Having previously won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year and selling out the Edinburgh Festival for the month of August, Seann Walsh managed to draw a crowd, with the Comedy Stage overflowing.

The youth company’s final show of 2017, the last for a while actually with many of the cast moving on to drama school; like the title characters they went out guns blazing.

The cast will be rejoicing after a standing ovation from the cheering audience.

The books of Gruffalo creators Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are much loved and the latest stage adaptation based on their work is a musical love story involving scarecrows. Director Eva Sampson and lyricist Darren Clark tells us more.

Time After Time, the latest summer show from the award-winning Orchard Players, is a simple love story, says writer and director Bex Nicholls.

Suffolk Summer Theatre kicks off in Southwold with a fast paced and very funny production of Alan Ayckbourn’s 1994 comedy of master criminals, murder and time travel.

The Co-op Juniors Theatre Company pray you enjoy their version of the smash musical Sister Act.

If you miss the golden era of those larger than life MGM movie musicals, you’re in for a Wonderful, Wonderful Day.

As You Like It is Shakespeare’s musical comedy. David Henshall discovers it works well as a piece of picnic theatre

East Anglian touring theatre company The Pantaloons are bringing A Midsummer Night’s Dream to a venue near you.

Suffolk-born Royal Ballet star Gary Avis may perform at venues all around the world but family is never far away.

The “vibrant” Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds has vowed to continue on “business as usual” after losing out on £720,000 of Arts Council funding.

British comedy queen Sarah Millican is set to return to Ipswich next summer following her successful sold out show on her latest tour.

Culture and heritage in Suffolk have been given a huge vote of confidence after the Arts Council unveiled long-term funding plans which will give just under £20m to organisations in the county deemed to be producing work of national significance.

Stand-up Jason Manford has added a visit to Colchester’s Charter Hall to his 2018 tour.

The Scottish comedian who is back in the region used to work as a lawyer on death row than she turned to comedy. But she continues to tackle serious issues amid the laughs.

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