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COLOURFUL star of Britain's Got Talent Martin Cabble brings his cabaret persona Kevin Cruise to life at Windsor's Theatre Royal.

COLOURFUL star of Britain's Got Talent Martin Cabble brings his cabaret persona Kevin Cruise to life at Windsor's Theatre Royal.

The panto star has been a jobbing actor for 10 years and got his big break on the ITV talent show last year.

Ahead of a run at this summer's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Cruise's A Night On The Fishy Rose show promises high seas antics, including comedy sketches, game shows, audience participation and songs.

what? Kevin Cruise when? Sunday, July 24, 7.30pm where? Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor, Berks, SL4 1PS cost? £13-£33 call: 01753 853 888 or see: www.theatreroyal windsor.co.uk

Broadway's best

THE razzmatazz of New York's theatreland comes to life in Broadway and Beyond - The Magic Lives On returns following last year's successful show.

Featuring a new compilation of 40 musical numbers from a century of Broadway shows, the set has been revamped for 2011.

Old favourites such as Camelot, Carousel and South Pacific accompany more modern hits from Cabaret, Chicago and Spamalot.

The producers promise a dazzling mix of song and dance.

what? Broadway And Beyond - The Magic Lives On when? Saturday, July 9, 8pm where? The Elgiva, St Mary's Way, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1HR cost? £14, £16 call: 01494 582 900 see: www.elgiva.com

Perfect harmony

A BARBERSHOP choir will unite in voice to raise money for Chesham Museum.

The Knights of Harmony group performs an eclectic mixture of classic and gospel tracks, including You Raise Me Up and The Impossible Dream.

Hailing from Chesham, the group has been going since 1975 and is led by Trevor Chrich.

The singers will be joined by the Misbourne School Band and poetry duo Diversify.

what? Summer Knights when? Thursday, July 14, 7.45pm where? Broadway Baptist Church, 78 The Broadway, Chesham, HP5 1EG cost? £10 adults, £8 seniors, £5 juniors call: 01494 792 549 see: www.cheshammuseum.org.uk

See the play and consider your verdict

ONE of Agatha Christie's lesser-known works is being staged in Aylesbury from Monday. Written and first performed in 1958, The Verdict is one of the much-loved crime writer's few original plays not based on a novel or short story.

Idealistic professor Karl Hendryk leads a content and morally upstanding life, but his world is turned upside-down when the prospect of life-saving treatment for his invalid wife persuades him to take on a new pupil against, his better judgment.

With murderous intentions afoot, it only remains to be seen what verdict will be delivered, and if justice will prevail[2026]

what? The Verdict when? Monday, July 11 to Saturday, July 16. 7.30pm (2.30pm matinee on Thursday and Saturday) where? Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Exchange Street, Aylesbury, HP20 1UG cost? £16.50-£31 call: 0844 871 7607 or see: www.ambassadortickets.com/ aylesbury

Don't be a martyr, come and join this guided history tour

BUDDING historians keen to find out more about the Amersham of yore should head to the Old Town as the Amersham Martyrs Guided Walk returns.

Led by guides in 16th-century costume, they tell the story of the six men and one woman burned to death 500 years ago. It takes about two hours and visits a number of places around the town relevant to the story, as well as climbing through the fields to the Martyrs' memorial.

Why were they martyred? Who haunts the inn? What was the food and drink like 500 years ago? All these questions and more are tackled.

what? Amersham Martyrs Guided Walk when? Saturday, July 30, 2.30pm where? Amersham Museum, 49 High Street, Old Amersham, HP7 0DP cost? £2 (children are free) call: 01494 723 700 visit: www.amershammuseum.org

 

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