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Theatre and Dance

Graham Seed of The Archers fame plays Squadron Leader Swanson in revival

Leaving The Archers got me out on stage, says actor Graham Seed

The Noise Next Door have been described as the One Direction of comedy

Noise Next Door are winging it in the name of comedy

Jacqui Ibbotson with the Bodleian First Folio

Much ado about the Bard’s legacy at Shakespeare Oxford 2016

Jeannie Donald McKim (centre) in Cafe Reason Company’s Dolls’ House production

Spooky dolls’ house inspires bold dance

Josh Widdicombe is back in Oxford after a power cut postponed the opening night of his tour here leaving his fans on the Playhouse pavement

Carry on comedy for stand-up Josh Widdicombe

David Walliams launches the stage show at the Tower Of London with the cast

‘I can’t dance at all as seen on TV’ says Gangsta Granny author David Walliams

Stewart Lee says that 20 years of comedy is taking a physical toll on his body

Comedian Stewart Lee returns to Oxford with latest show

Bard fest: Opera Up Close presents Shakespeare at the opera at the North Wall as part of Oxford’s Shakespeare 2016 Festival

A smorgasbord of theatrical highlights around Oxfordshire set for 2016

Expect things to go horribly wrong in the OFS’ adult nativity play by local theatrical company BMH Productions

‘No nativity has ever gone well or to plan’ says Flint Street Nativity director

Father Christmas played by Clive Duncan and Ella the Elf played by Katie Haygarth

Festive Santa special 'Dear Father Christmas' still in the best of ‘elf

Angela Griffin played Det Sgt Lizzie Maddox in Lewis until the programme concluded this year after nine series

Angela Griffin bids farewell to Lewis

Jeany Spark lights up Christ Church Yuletide concert

Jeany Spark lights up Christ Church Yuletide concert

Pantomime director Steve Marmion surrounded by the Aladdin crew who are performing at the Oxford Playhouse

The Playhouse production of Aladdin is a ‘panto with heart’

Gareth Malone will be looking for a soloist when he comes to the New Theatre, Oxford, tomorrow

Gareth Malone’s choir is a vision of future

Dance Pigs portrays love and friendship in the rave club era

Disco Pigs portrays love and friendship in the rave club era

Panto: Scott Ellis as Robin and Andrew Pepper as Connie Clatterbottom in Robin Hood at The Theatre in Chipping Norton

Andrew Pepper is more than ready to play the dame

Woodstock Bookshop owner and poetry festival organiser Rachel Phipps

Poets perform for literature lovers at Woodstock Poetry Festival

The Daphne Du Maurier classic Rebecca is coming to Oxford Playhouse courtesy of Kneehigh Theatre

De-Winter's tale: Poldark's Tristan Sturrock takes to the stage with Rebecca

Kill The Beast performing He Had Hairy Hands. Pictured is cast member Zoe Roberts, who hails from Carterton

Monsterous fun as actress comes home

Elves: Left to right are Andrew Murray, Dan Schrieber, Anna Ptaszynski and James Harkin

The QI Elves are coming to Oxford to tackle general ignorance

Acrobatic: Dancer and choreographer Joe Lott defies gravity

Joe Lott's dance show at the Pegasus will be out of this world

David Arnsperger (Sweeney Todd) and Janis Kelly (Mrs Lovett)

The tale of the macabre barber Sweeney Todd heads to Oxford

Globetrotting Oxford Fashion Week runways come home

Globetrotting Oxford Fashion Week runways come home

Tempestuous start for Prospero’s duke

Tempestuous start for Prospero’s duke

Janina Ramirez has shaken up the world of medieval history

Medieval treasure: Meet Janina Ramirez - the woman making history hip

Sophie Ward plays Margaret Mond, the regional world controller, in the stage play of Aldous Huxley’s classic dystopian novel

Brave new casting in Huxley’s classic play

Stand-up success: Luisa Omielan has hit the big time in the world of comedy with her biting observations and two tours

Am I right Oxford? Comedian Luisa Omielan heads to the Glee Club

Queen Elizabeth and Margaret Thatcher let us into their weekly meeting to reveal what really went on behind closed doors

Iron Maiden dares to take on Queen

Gleeful: Johnny Candon shone in his performance at the Oxford Glee Club

Review: Nish Kumar and more @ Glee Club, Oxford

John Suchet is coming to the Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature Film & Music tomorrow

Newsman John Suchet waltzes into literary line-up

Krissi Bohn plays 51 characters in this one-woman show

A Bogus Woman is a hard-hitting tale of immigration centre

Daphne Selfe is appearing at the Blenheim Festival of Literature Film & Music

A model booking for Blenheim's literature, film and music festival

Fire breather: Cressdia Cowell is a star among young fans of her Viking-inspired sagas. Children are invited to meet her and discuss dragons at the Oxford Playhouse

How To Train Your Dragon writer Cressida Cowell has one last roar in store

Elisa Morway studies the skeleton of an ox found at the Westgate excavation site, part of this weekend’s Open Doors

Open Doors offers unique glimpse at city’s lost past

Steve Le Comber is looking forward to his Science Oxford autumn appearance as part of an extensive programme of events

Top scientist Steve Le Comber is ‘criminally talented’

Genius: A copy of Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis is among the treasures on show at the Bodleian

There’s much to do about Shakespeare at the Bodleian

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

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