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Theatre and Dance

William Ilkley in The Mousetrap

William Ilkley is keeping the secret of a Christie classic

The Mikron Company in Raising Agents,which marks the centenary of the founding of the Women’s Institute in Britain

Narrowboat theatre company Mikron cruises in

Livvi Frazer-Smith plays Princess Hope with Alex Thomas as Sat

Theatrical pioneer wraps up the Oxage trilogy

Last year’s Globe on Tour production of Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing comes to life at the Bodleian Library

Ditchley Park, near Enstone, was used as a retreat by Winston Churchill and his family during the Second World War

Fundraising will be murder at the mansion

Musical tale: Mica Paris as Sylvia with Shaun Williamson as Jim

Soul sister Mica Paris tells a tale from the soul in Love Me Tender

Award winner: Mark Haddon says he tries to keep some distance from his work

Oxford author's hit novel The Curious Incident finally comes home

Ragged: King Lear is played by Joe Kenneway in this production at Merton College

A trio of treats for Shakespeare lovers

Dom Joly is appearing at Cornbury and Wilderness festivals this summer

Comedian Dom Joly prepares for Cornbury gig

Ross Noble as Franz Liebkind, Cory English as Max Bialystock and Jason Manford as Leo Bloom

Master of surprise: Comedian Ross Noble on his role in The Producers

Lesley Garrett who will perform in Cosi Fan Tutte, to be broadcast live in the grounds of Magdalen College School next Thursday

Lesley Garrett gears up for riverside screen role

Water music: Madrigals on the river at Magdalen College School Festival

An old school feast of music and culture at Magdalen College School Festival

High jinks: Lesley Garrett watches the lunacy

Operas sparkle with racy larks

The US Army’s 1st Infantry Division in the Hürtgen Forest during Hitler’s Ardennes offensive of 1944

‘You can’t include too much horror’ says war author Antony Beevor

Talking to members of Ballet Central ahead of their Chipping Norton performance

Talking to members of Ballet Central ahead of their Chipping Norton performance

Classic: The stage version of It’s a Wonderful Life stars Gerard McCarthy as George Bailey and Sophie Scott as Mary

Actress Lynsey Beauchamp on the nostalgic delight of It's A Wonderful Life

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A Palestinian boy looks on near burning tyres during clashes with Israeli soldiers following a protest in the West Bank village of Kofr Qadom

Dispatches from the danger zone with Abed Qusini

High drama: Julius Caesar

Oxford School of Drama grows to be a powerhouse

Flying: Barely Methodical Group’s Bromance

Bromance is an all-round acrobatic delight

Enjoying the acclaim: Nell Gifford carrying her young daughter Red at the end of a performance

Roll up, roll up... Giffords Circus is back

‘Overdrive’: Nancy Nerantzi, Elly Braund and Oihana Vesga Bujan

Richard Alston presents the height of dance

Gary Delaney

Take it to the Fringe for top entertainment

Performer: Lutenist Elizabeth Kenny

Getting an early start at an Oxford medieval music festival

Mermaid is a very modern tail

Mermaid is a very modern tail

Speech, but no songs for Jason Donovan

Speech, but no songs for Jason Donovan

Time to be rude and candid - Actor Steven Berkoff on his first novel

Time to be rude and candid - Actor Steven Berkoff on his first novel

Undying curiosity: Scientist Mark Miodownik

Living in the material world

The battle of Jericho and other protests

The battle of Jericho and other protests

Life is sweet for SJ Watson after hot debut

Life is sweet for SJ Watson after hot debut

In rehearsal: Marcin Rudy, left, and Jason Callender (Photographer-Ashley Good)

A prince, a Pole and poetry

David Baddiel

David Baddiel is standing up to scrutiny of young

There’s mutiny at bus station

There’s mutiny at the bus station

Up close and personal with Alan Carr

Up close and personal with Alan Carr

First-timers urged to vote for satire

First-timers urged to vote for satire

Role call: From left, Camille Ucan, Zoe Lyons, Rob Deering and Andrew Doyle

Thought for the Daley

Book to screen: Cressida Cowell’s boy hero Hiccup in Dreamworks’ adaptation of How To Train Your Dragon

Dragons to House dinosaurs at Oxford Literary Festival

Funnyman Tony Hawks rides into town

Funnyman Tony Hawks rides into town

Cheers: From left, Parth Thakerar, Vera Chok, Lucy Robinson, Rosie Hilal, Olivia Vinall and Damien Molony

Learn to rejoice in stimulating drama The Hard Problem

Symbolic feather: Pete Ashmore as wartime soldier and poet Siegfried Sassoon with Rachel-Mae Brady as Lady Ottoline Morrell — who in the First World War turned Garsington Manor into a haven for writers and pacifists — outside Oxford Town Hall

Home Front stars on putting together First World War play

The Honey Man is buzzing

The Honey Man is buzzing

Fulfilling fantasy: Rosie, right, with model Miss Deadly Red

Rosie Dennington is runway success

Mum’s the word: Sue McCormick and Zara Ramm

Chipping Norton play shows all the changes we've been through

Captivating: La Fille Mal Gardée

State of grace in Russian ballet

Wayne's world: Catarina Carvalho in Random Dance's Atomos

It's time to dance for Catarina Carvalho

Musical journey: Smoke and Mirrors reflects on the life of German composer Kurt Weill

Twins' tale gets an extended shelf-life at Kennington library

Cosmetic timing: Emma Barton with Gavin Spokes

'I'm kept on a tight leash' says One Man, Two Guvnors star Gavin Spokes

Rory McGrath takes it to the bridge

Rory McGrath takes it to the bridge

Rigoletto: Gilda, played by Maria Tonina

Grandest of grand operas back in Oxford

Missy Malone brings her burlesque show to town

Wodehouse way: Jason Thorpe (Jeeves) and Robert Webb (Bertie Wooster)

Robert Webb gets a taste of Wooster sauce on stage

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