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Cilla: The Musical
Kara Lily Hayworth tackles the role of national treasure Priscilla White, AKA Cilla Black, in this stage reworking of ITV’s Bafta-nominated biopic.
At Empire theatre, Liverpool, 7-16 September, then touring

Oh, What a Lovely War!
Joan Littlewood’s darkly satirical first world war musical, performed as a jovial end-of-pier show, comes to the Oldham Coliseum theatre from 8 to 30 September.

The Real Thing
Tom Stoppard’s play – first staged in 1982 – arrives at the Cambridge Arts theatre. Professional posh person Laurence Fox stars in an emotionally intense tale of life imitating art, which explores whether or not the love found in a passionate affair is – you guessed it – the real thing.
At Cambridge Arts theatre, 6-16 September, then touring to 4 November

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Freedom festival
Taking place across Hull city centre, this arts festival aims to bring out the fun and playful aspects…


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