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Funnyman Nish Kumar bringing show to Melton

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, Nish Kumar is taking his brand new show on a national tour of the UK that includes Melton.

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Ned Boulting’s new one-man stage show Tour de Ned coming to Melton

Following the success of the first two tours of Bikeology, journalist, television presenter and best-selling author Ned Boulting is coming back to Melton with his all-new show, Tour de Ned.

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The Melton Musical Theatre Company to serve up a grizzly treat in time for Halloween

The Melton Musical Theatre Company (formerly Melton Operatics) plan to set pulses racing with their next production - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

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The Changeling, a Jacobean tragedy by Brooksby Melton College's BA (Hons) performing arts students PHOTO: Supplied

Brooksby Melton College students getting ready to perform at Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre

Brooksby Melton College degree students are returning to the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre this Sunday to perform Middleton and Rowley’s Jacobean classic, The Changeling.

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Successful one man show at Rempstone proves science can be fun

From atom to zero, John Hinton brought his one-man show ‘The Ensonglopedia of Science’ to a packed Rempstone Vilage Hall on Saturday (April 28).

Russell Webster (Toni), Paul Puttnam (Host 1) and Gillian Bowler (Mother) in rehearsal PHOTO: Supplied

Syston QT Theatre Group to present different psychological drama entitled “Resonant Frequency”

Following the tremendous success of their last gentle comedy, Syston QT Theatre Group is in final rehearsals for their next production, a psychological drama by Ian Pauley entitled “Resonant Frequency.”

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Voice of cricket Henry Blofeld coming back to Melton

Legendary cricket commentator Henry Blofeld is coming back to Melton.

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Acclaimed musical show ‘The Ensonglopedia of Science’ by John Hinton comes to Rempstone

The death last month of Stephen Hawkins focussed the mind on the brilliance of this amazing man.

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Masterclass musical comedy Bugsy Malone coming to Melton Theatre

Performing Stars Academy presents the pint-sized, pinstriped classic that’s a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the gangster films of the 1920s.

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Large audience applauds Long Clawson Primary School’s production of Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits

In the final week of spring term, the children at Long Clawson Primary School put on two outstanding performances of ‘Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits.’

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Be part of the Easter story on Palm Sunday at a Melton church

You could have a part in a powerful piece that combines theatre and worship, performed at St Mary’s Church, Melton, from 6pm on Palm Sunday (March 25).

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Memories of when Sir Ken Dodd was the first big star to appear at Melton Theatre

The death of Sir Ken Dodd this week has sparked memories of when he became the first big star to appear at Melton Theatre back in the early 1980s.

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Irish dancers from Bottesford claim victory in Melton borough schools competition

An Irish dance club that meets once a week at Bottesford Primary School has triumphed in a local dance competition.

Master of ceremonies Mark Frisby talks to members of the Performing Stars Academy PHOTO: Derek Whitehouse

Melton Lions Senior Citizens Variety Concert hit all the right notes again in 28th year

Melton Lions Senior Citizens Variety Concert was another strongly put together spectacle on Saturday.

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Review: The Melton Musical Theatre Company have lined up a ‘Dolly good show’

The Melton Musical Theatre Company are up and ready for work once again and all set for a ‘Dolly good show’ at Melton Theatre next Wednesday (February 28 to March 3), writes John Hurton.

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Melton's BIG Weekend (February 15-18, 2018) PHOTO: Supplied

Weekend of laughs and jokes in Melton and the borough

A great comedy weekend celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Leicester Comedy Festival is about to start.

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Call for males to audition for SKY Theatre’s West Side Story Melton musical

Call for males to audition for SKY Theatre’s West Side Story Melton musical

Melton-based theatre company SKY Theatre is looking for male cast members aged 16-25 to play key roles in their West Side Story musical.

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Family fun Aladdin pantomime is a sell-out success for Whissedine STARS

Whissendine STARS, an amateur repertory society, managed three outstanding performances of their pantomime Aladdin, despite the cast stuggling with coughs, colds and croaky voices.

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The genie of the lamp appears PHOTO: Martin Fagan

Harby Harlequins cast of Aladdin put on genie-us lively panto

The Harby Harlequins gave five well received pantomime performances with a standing ovation following a very polished Saturday evening show.

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'Once Upon A Time' by Misiuda Academy of Dance PHOTO: Supplied

Melton dancers put their best foot forward in fairy tale show to remember

Accomplished performers from the Misiuda Academy of Dance put on their dance show ‘Once Upon A Time’ in front of two packed audiences at Melton Theatre, on Saturday.

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