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Published: 9 Nov 2012 08:300 comments

LOOKING for a classic fairy tale to get you in the Christmas spirit? Well, Berzerk Productions will be bringing Disney's magical musical, Beauty And The Beast, to the stage at Woodley's Oakwood Centre this December.

The production is perfect for families with youngsters aged three and upwards, and will run from Wednesday-Saturday, December 12-15. Tickets £9.75 for adults and £7.75 for children, with £31.75 family tickets. Book by calling 07980 217 126. Visit

RISING star comic, Imran Yusuf, has tasked himself to Bring The Thunder to Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury, tomorrow (Friday). The show is about exploring your dreams and, with rave reviews, a Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination and stints on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow under his belt, it seems that Imran is persuing his with great success! Tickets cost £12.50 from, by calling 01635 244246, or from Mary Hare Hearing Centre, Weaver's Walk, Newbury.

BILL Bailey, comedian, musician, eccentric and hairy king of wacky hilarity, is returning to Reading's Hexagon next year with his bafflingly-titled new show, Qualmpeddler. One of the most respected comedians in the UK, Bill will be at The Hexagon on Wednesday and Thurday, May 1-2, 2013. Tickets are priced at £26.95. Book online at or call 0118 960 6060.

KING Of The Mic is back, and some of the hottest talents in the area are jostling to show the quality of their lyrical flow at the competition on Thursday, November 29. Up for the title from the Reading area are CarlyB, who describes herself as "soulful, sweet, funky, and influenced by Katy B and Rihanna" and Silqe, so-called because of his "strong intelligent lyrics quantified eloquently".

The rappers will take to the mic at South Hill Park, Bracknell, and the winner will snap up £200, a photo and video shoot, plus free studio time, as well as support and promotion from organisers Raw Linx. On the night there will also be performances from Mr Faizer, 2011 winner Sabrina Bell, 2010 winner MCX, Mister ST and Gibbo. All profits from the night will be donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital. The show begins at 7.30pm and tickets cost £10 from or call 01344 484 123. Visit

SETTLE into the spectacular setting of Reading University's Great Hall for the first full concert of Reading Symphony Orchestra's 2012-2013 season. The orchestra will begin with the Overture to The Bartered Bride by Smetana, followed by Richard Strauss' Don Juan. The orchestra will also be welcoming back American pianist Alan Weiss, hailed as "one of the outstanding pianists of his generation". Tickets cost £12, or £5 for under 16s, from the box office on 0118 986 0707 or 973 5517, or email


SIT back and enjoy a performance blending Latin, jazz, soul, reggae and pop, courtesy of Jagz Band Competition winners Alexandra Legouix and The Sunflowers, at Jagz, in Ascot, on Thursday, November 16. Tickets cost £8 from call 01344 878100 or buy on the door.

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