HERE are some of the best theatre shows taking place in the coming weeks.

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In Perfect Nonsense

When: February 5-15

Where: The Theatre, Chipping Norton

Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense: a new play based on the work of PG Wodehouse.

Aristocratic buffoon Bertie Wooster has hired the theatre for the night to present his one-man show detailing a recent and rather spectacular series of misadventures, but who will play the parts?

Tickets £15 available from

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When: February 8

Where: Cotswold Playhouse, Stroud

A whirlwind of power struggles, money making and drug fuelled dirty dealings.

A thief. A good thief, but stealing from the wrong people.

Trapped in a swanky office guarded by hired muscle with no way out, Apollo is given a proposition that will set her and her sister free. From 7.30pm.

Tickets £12 available from

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The Firebird

When: February 15

Where: Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham.

A magical telling of the traditional Russian adventure.

Children’s theatre, that is full of music and wit and charm.

Two performances, one at 2pm, and one at 4pm.

Tickets £11.50

Venue: The Irving Studio Theatre.

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When: February 6-8

Where: Theatre Royal Bath, The Egg

One girl, Antigone, driven by courage to defend her family and beliefs, begins a fight against the tyranny of the state – no matter what the cost. A timeless thriller; interrogating loyalty and truth, honour and pride.

Ages 14 and over.

Tickets, £10-£12, available from

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Ben Hur

When: March 5 - April 18

Where: The Barn Theatre, Cirencester

Complete with chariot race, sea battle, and stage combat, Patrick Barlow weaves his compressed style popularised by The 39 Steps.

Based on one of the best-selling books of the nineteenth century, this stage adaptation condenses the epic tale so that it can be told by just four actors.

Tickets from £11.50, available from

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Handlebards – Comedy of Errors

When: July 19

Where: The Goods Shed, Tetbury

The HandleBards bring you William Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors as only they can, bringing their uniquely irreverent brand of Shakespeare to audiences all over the globe.

A fast, funny and fearless take on Shakespeare.

Weather permitting this performance will take place outside.

Advance tickets from £10-£16, available from