Theatre around Northamptonshire: Our guide

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Here's our guide to some of the events going on in and around Northamptonshire

Mamma Mia

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Royal & Derngate, Northampton. January 23 to February 3 2018.

Tickets have gone on sale for the feel good musical Mamma Mia which comes to Northampton at the beginning of next year. Featuring the songs of ABBA, the show features Helen Hobson who has played lead role Donna in the West End production.

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Steve Parrish - MAD tour

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Sam Bailey

The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering. Friday February 24.

Enjoy the life and times of Steve Parrish in this show. He raced at the highest level of motorcycle racing, with his highest finish coming in the 1977 500cc Grand Prix season, as team mate to that year’s champion Barry Sheene.

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Mark Thomas

The Core at Corby Cube. Tuesday February 28.

Mark Thomas returns with a brand new show celebrating the 50th anniversary of Wakefield Labour Club’s iconic Red Shed. It’s the story of where Mark first started to perform in public and where he politically came of age as a student involved in the miners’ strike.

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Sam Bailey - Sing Your Heart Out

Royal & Derngate, Northampton.. Thursday March 2,

X Factor winner Sam Bailey returns to the stage with her very own live show. The Sing My Heart Out tour coincides with the release of Sam’s new album of the same name to showcase the former prison-officer’s powerhouse vocals.

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Shazia Mirza

Royal & Derngate, Northampton. Tuesday February 28.

No one is safe from being the subject of Shazia’s deadpan humour in her new show The Kardashians Made Me Do It. She provides jokes about the famous American sisters, about ISIS and Donald Trump. She also explores the impact of the politically correct environment,

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Lee Nelson - Serious Joker

Royal & Derngate, Northampton. Friday March 3,

After getting into trouble for sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, Lee Nelson is back live on stage. His new show Serious Joker is packed with brand-new laugh-out-loud material. He describes it as his best ever stand-up show.

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Screaming Blue Murder

Royal & Derngate, Northampton.March 3.

The latest comedy night coming from the venue’s Underground space sees three up and coming comedians with some new material. Nick Wilty, Wendy Wason and Brennan Reece have been lined up with the night compered by Dan Evans.

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Simon Weston

The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering. Saturday March 4.

After his 2015 Sell Out UK tour Simon returns to the stage for a second time to continue sharing his incredible life story. It sees one mans journey from the front line of war, being on the edge of death, to being a happy father, grandfather and national treasure.

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Sleeping Beauty

The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough. February 28

Celebrate 70 years of The Royal Ballet’s landmark production and enter an enchanted world of Princesses, Fairy Godmothers and magical spells. This is being beamed live to Wellingborough from the Royal Opera House.

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N Dance2 2017

The Core at Corby Cube. Saturday February 25.

This annual sell-out event is an insight into the wealth of dance and creativity in the county and provides talented young people an opportunity to showcase their work. The best dancers will go on to compete in a national event taking place in July.

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