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National Theatre Live Screening: Vanya

Andrew Scott brings multiple characters to life in this radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which explores the complexities of human emotions.

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National Theatre Live Screening: Fleabag

A hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the hit BBC show of the same name, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.

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Starting Arts presents The Music Man

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize—this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef.

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