10 things to do around Northamptonshire

Playhouse Creatures
Playhouse Creatures

Our guide to a few of the things to do in and around Northamptonshire

1 DRAMA
Dizzy Boo. The Playhouse Theatre, Northampton. March 30-April 1,
Warm weather might be on the way (at some point) but the barbecue season on the new housing estate of Willow Deene is unlike any other. While dealing with serious issues, the script is full of wit and broad comedy, allowing us to laugh at human frailties and foibles, aspirations and pretensions.
www.ticketsource.co.uk/whitecobra
2 COMEDY
Lee Hurst, Comedy show No.9. The Core at Corby Cube. March 30.
Lee Hurst, one of Britain’s most-loved comedians, is back with an all-new show and coming to The Core at Corby Cube. He earnt his stripes on the panel show They Think It’s All Over.
01536 470470 or www.thecorecorby.com
3 MUSIC
Sara Spade, The Picturedrome, Northampton. March 31.
Sara Spade & the Noisy Boys will be playing their blend of vintage ukulele jazz and blues infused retro pop at The Picturedrome as part of the venue’s 1940s social. Tickets £10 in advance, doors 8pm.
www.thepicturedrome.com
4 ENTERTAINMENT
Launchpad, The Core at Corby Cube. March 31.
Join the venue for its first showcase night of the year, hosted by The Core’s Director Nick Walker and featuring the best new theatre from across the region by its most exciting theatre makers.
01536 470470 or www.thecorecorby.com
5 CINEMA
Psycho, Errol Flynn Filmhouse, Northampton. March 2.
One of Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous films, the master of suspense directs Psycho to be shown at the Errol Flynn Filmhouse. It sees a woman steal $40,000 from her employer and go on the run. Things are working out well, until she stops at a hotel and has a shower.
www.errolflynnfilmhouse.com
6 HISTORY
English Civil War Display. Chester Farm, near Wellingborough. April 2.
Lord John Robartes Regiment of Foote, part of the 17 th Century re-enactment group The Sealed Knot, will be at Chester Farm Heritage Park, near Wellingborough.Between 11am and 4pm there will be activities for all the family including living history and military displays
www.chesterfarm.co.uk
7 THEATRE
Playhouse Creatures, The Playhouse Theatre, Northampton. April 4-8.
April de Angelis’ play traces the rise and fall of some of the first English actresses, including the infamous Nell Gwyn, as they navigate the triumphs and pitfalls of becoming Playhouse Creatures.
www.masquetheatre.co.uk
8 THEATRE
Babe – The Sheep Pig, The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering. April 4-5.
Meet the lovable Babe in a heart-warming tale of friendship, adventure and bravery.
When Babe arrives at Hogget’s Farm he is taken in by the trusty sheep dog Fly and discovers a talent for herding. With the help of his adopted Mum, our polite piglet soon wins over the most suspicious of sheep. But can a small pig make it in a dog’s world.
01536 414141 or www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk
9 THEATRE
Naomi Wilkinson – Wild & Scary, Royal & Derngate, Northampton. April 4.
The show will be packed full of fun and surprises as Naomi is joined, live on stage, by some really scary creatures, including a carpet python, alligator snapping turtle, a giant centipede, and a tarantula!
01604 624811 or www.royalandderngate.co.uk
10 THEATRE
We’re Stuck! The Core at Corby Cube. April 5-8.
Go on a special tour deep into the heart of Volcano Industries where you can explore top-secret research laboratories and meet cutting edge scientists struggling with some unusual and extremely tricky problems. They need your help. But beware – there may be unexpected dangers…

01536 470470 or www.thecorecorby.com