Nina Conti and Mark Watson star at the Corn Exchange

PUBLISHED: 17:59 18 August 2016 | UPDATED: 18:00 13 October 2016

Highlights w/c 25

Highlights w/c 25

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The Tiger who came to Tea

Venue: Cambridge Arts Theatre, St Edwards Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PJ

Dates: September 20-25

Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show which is packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem, audiences can expect to be surprised! David Wood OBE is one of the country’s leading writer and director of plays and musicals for children. His many successes include Fantastic Mr Fox, The Gingerbread Man, BFG, The Witches, Meg and Mog, Spot and Babe the Sheep Pig.

Prices: £15.50 (includes booking fee of £3).

Times: Various, please check with theatre.

Contact: 01223 503333

Allegri String Quartet

Venue: Stapleford Granary, Bury Road, Stapleford, Cambridge, CB22 5BP

Dates: September 25

The ACE Foundation welcomes Britain’s oldest chamber group, the Allegri Quartet, to be Stapleford Granary’s ensemble-in-residence for 2016. The Allegri Quartet has worked with composers such as Benjamin Britten, Michael Tippett, Elizabeth Maconchy, Anthony Payne, James MacMillan, and Alec Roth, collaborating with new commissions and recordings.

Prices: £35/20 under-16

Times: 12pm

Contact: 01223 849004

The Woman in Black

Venue: Cambridge Arts Theatre, St Edwards Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PJ

Dates: Evening Performances (September 26-October 1); Matinee Performances (September 29-October 1)

Join over seven million theatregoers worldwide who have lived to tell the tale of one of the most chilling and successful theatre events. Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, The Woman in Black returns to Cambridge, for one week only, to transport you into a terrifying and ghostly world.

A lawyer, obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black, engages a sceptical youngster to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story is dramatically brought alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. This gripping production, directed by Robin Herford, is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.

Prices: Monday – Saturday £18/£23/£28/£33; Wednesday and Thursday Matinee; £18/£23/£28. All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee

Times: Evenings 19.45 and matinee 14.30.

Contact: 01223 503333

Psychic Sally: Call Me Psychic tour

Venue: Cambridge Corn Exchange Wheeler St, Cambridge, CB2 3QE

Dates: September 23

The nation’s favourite psychic, Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her brand new and most jaw-dropping show yet - ‘Call Me Psychic’.

Funny, entertaining, sometimes heart breaking, often controversial, this show celebrates her eighth year on the road. Sally says: “Every night when I’m on stage amazing things happen and it’s a privilege to be able to pass on messages of love and comfort to the people I share my gift with”.

Prices: £26.50 includes £2.50 booking fee

Times: 19.30

Contact: 01223 357851

Mark Watson

Venue: Cambridge Corn Exchange Wheeler St, Cambridge, CB2 3QE

Dates: October 1

Multi-award-winning star, Mark Watson returns with the follow-up show to his highly celebrated and successful ‘Flaws’.

A seemingly minor problem at an airport is the starting point for a spiralling examination of identity in the digital age and search for meaning in our lives. But there is an enormous number of jokes along with Watson’s customary flailing, chaotic audience interactions and all sorts of other fun. The comedian has starred in numerous TV shows including Dave’s Road to Rio, BBC’s We Need Answers, Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You, and his own cult Radio 4 series Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better and Mark Watson Talks A Bit About Life.

Prices: £19.50 includes £2.50 booking fee

Times: 20.00

Contact: 01223 357851

Nina Conti: In Your Face

Venue: Cambridge Corn Exchange Wheeler St, Cambridge, CB2 3QE

Dates: October 2

British comedy award winning ventriloquist Nina Conti uses face masks to turn her audience members into puppets and improvises a hilarious new show every night. No two shows are ever the same. Many time a star of Live at the Apollo, the BAFTA nominated film maker and viral sensation Nina Conti makes people laugh until they cry. Expect the unexpected!

Prices: £22.50 includes £2.50 booking fee

Times: 20.00

Contact: 01223 357851

Julian Clary: The Joy of Mincing

Venue: Cambridge Corn Exchange Wheeler St, Cambridge, CB2 3QE

Dates: October 13

The Joy of Mincing is Julian Clary’s celebration of 30 years as a camp comedian. There is so much to tell you; the ups and downs of his sordid love life, the true and heart stopping account of how he saved Dame Joan Collins’ life, and don’t start him on the perils of his DIY electrical home enema kit. On stage Julian proudly wears his well-deserved M.B.E (Mincer of the British Empire). It was the last thing he expected to receive when he knelt down in front of Prince Charles in the scullery at Buckingham Palace.

Prices: £25.50 includes £2.50 booking fee

Times: 20.00

Contact: 01223 357851

Wilko Johnson

Venue: Cambridge Corn Exchange Wheeler St, Cambridge, CB2 3QE

Dates: October 14

Wilko was diagnosed in late 2012 with terminal pancreatic cancer. But despite the doctors’ worst predictions he continues to perform and present himself with vigour and a new zest for life. Whether you’re black, white, green, atheist or believer, it’s what you put into life that’s going to get you anything, or nothing, at the end. And into it Wilko is putting his all. The former Dr Feelgood guitarist had four successful albums during his time with the band and then produced a busy creative period playing in an early incarnation of the Wilko Johnson Band, the Solid Senders, before joining Ian Dury’s band The Blockheads, in 1980. All through the ’80s, ’90s and into the new millennium he continued to gig in the UK, Europe and Japan.

Prices: £27.50 includes £2.50 booking fee

Times: 19.30

Contact: 01223 357851

Al Murray: The Pub Landlord

Venue: Cambridge Corn Exchange Wheeler St, Cambridge, CB2 3QE

Dates: November 17

The pub landlord is back. Al Murray embarks on a common sense campaign to re-Great Britain in his brand new show. We live in troubling times. Europe. The NHS. Whatever the hell is going on in the Middle East. The gathering storm of fortnightly bin collections? Who knows where it will all end? Al is the one man who will answer the call of destiny even though it’s an unlisted number. He is the one man who isn’t afraid to say no to women ordering anything other than a glass of white wine (or fruit based drink).

Prices £30 (includes £2 booking fee)

Times: 19.30

Contact: 01223 357851

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