Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some ideas for days out across the region including panto, comedy, poetry and drama

Centre Stage Company present Rapunzel. Photos: Andy Mayes / Idyllic Imagery

Centre Stage Company present Rapunzel. Photos: Andy Mayes / Idyllic Imagery - Credit: Archant

For more days out suggestions, see our packed Event guide in the paper every Friday or check out @WhatsonWayne on Twitter.

Poet Luke Wright. Photo: Michael Shelford

Poet Luke Wright. Photo: Michael Shelford - Credit: Archant

The king and queen of Babyliss are finally blessed with a child. Their special day is ruined when the evil witch the king once scorned emerges from the shadows and, with the help of bumbling henchmen Head and Shoulders, kidnap the young princess and lock her away.

On the eve of Rapunzel’s 18th birthday will her father, the heroic Will and Dame Nellie Bangs, hairdresser to the stars, be able to save her?

You can find out from January 22-30 when the 50-plus strong cast of five to 65-year-olds take the stage of Haverhill Arts Centre.

“The story was chosen as a popular piece soon after Disney’s Tangled was released and has proved very popular with the cast. The audience can look forward to slick dance routines set to popular music arrange for a four-piece band. Not many shows have live music for their shows,” says Jim Morgan, Centre Stage Company’s chairman.

Read Natalie Sadler’s review online soon.

The Little Match Girl, returns to Ipswich’s Jerwood DanceHouse, today and tomorrow.

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Following the world premiere at DanceEast in 2013 and a sell-out run at Sadler’s Wells last Christmas, celebrated choreographer and director Arthur Pita tells the touching tale of an impoverished young street girl’s hopes and dreams told through dance, song and original live music.

Stephen K Amos is back on the road after touring the UK, Europe, Australia and yet another Edinburgh Fringe with new show The Laughter Master.

He’ll be sharing more tales and stories of finding laughter in this crazy world we inhabit, asking is it all just doom and gloom in the headlines when he stops by the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, tonight.

Amos has performed at Edinburgh every year since 2003, including the no-holds-barred All Of Me, Find The Funny and The Best Medicine, as well as performing sell-out dates all over the world.

He’s no stranger to TV or radio either, appearing on The Stephen K Amos Show, Celebrity Great British Bake Off Comic Relief, Live At The Apollo, Batty Man, Mock The Week, The Royal Variety Show, Dave’s One Night Stand and BBC Radio 4 familiarity with Just A Minute, Out To Lunch, The Big Night In, Life: An Idiot’s Guide and What Does the K Stand For?

Luke Wright visits the Scole Inn, Diss, tonight with his show What I Learned from Johnny Bevan.

Disillusioned with his London life as a journalist, Nick starts to remember his shattered friendship with Johnny Bevan, the whip-smart mercurial kid from an Essex council estate.

At university, Johnny had been the inspiration Nick needed to save him from living his father’s life and guide his political awakening. Twenty years later as their youthful dreams disintegrate can Nick find Johnny in time to save him from himself?

A poetic monologue about the British relationship between class and politics told through one extraordinary friendship, it has won Wright the 2015 Stage Award for Acting Excellence and a slew of ecstatic four and five star reviews. It visits Scole Inn as part of Diss Corn Hall on Tour presents.

Thriller The 39 Steps is running at Cambridge Arts Theatre until January 30.

Four actors play 139 roles in this adaptation of John Buchan’s 1915 novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film about a dangerous cat-and-mouse chase from London to the Scottish Highlands.

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