Theatre round up: Our guide to theatre in and around Northamptonshire

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Looking ahead to events taking place in and around Northamptonshire

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Russell Kane

Russell Kane

The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough. March 7-11.

Wellingborough Amateur Operatic Society stage the Cole Porter classic. The story concerns madcap antics on the Liner S.S.American bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, she is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh.

01933 270007 or www.castletheatre.co.uk
A Passionate Woman.

Royal & Derngate, Northampton. March 7-11.

Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler

On the morning of her son’s wedding, Betty retreats to her attic to reliveher long-lost youth and the love affair she had in the 1960s. Betty finds herself torn between a husband she never loved, a son about to leave and the man she shared a passionate affair with.

www.royalandderngate.co.uk
An Evening with Levison Wood

Royal & Derngate, Northampton. March 11.

In this adventure-filled one-man show, Levison recounts his amusing and sometimes poignant tales of life as a soldier in the Parachute Regiment and his subsequent transition into an explorer of international standing.

Levison Wood

Levison Wood

01604 624811 or www.royalandderngate.co.uk
The Giant Jam Sandwich

Helmdon Primary School. March 10.

One hot summer’s day, four million wasps invade the quiet village of Itching Down. The picnickers panic and the farmer stops haymaking. The wasps are noisy, nasty and worst of all, they don’t mind who they sting! That is until the baker has an ingenious idea...

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Starlight

Starlight

Starlight Dance A Beautiful Nightmare

The Core at Corby Cube. March 11.

Starlight Dance And Musical Theatre School present their fourth show, A Beautiful Nightmare. The show is described as a delightfully devilish daydream. With dance styles including contemporary, street, commercial, ballet and Latin, it is not to be missed.

01536 470470 or www.thecorecorby.com
La Boheme

Royal & Derngate, Northampton. March 8.

La Bohème is one of the most romantic operas ever written. It tells the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer. The new production directed by Ellen Kent and expect beautiful sets and costumes.

A Passionate Woman

A Passionate Woman

01604 624811 or www.royalandderngate.co.uk
Russell Kane

The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough. March 2.

The comedian uses his new show to say that no one is ever the right age. It is the curse and beauty of being human. The star of many live stand up tours, Russell’s show will all be about growing up and growing down. It is designed for people aged 14 and over.

01933 27007 or www.castletheatre.org.uk
Harry and Chris Show

Kettering Arts Centre. Friday March 10.

Having played together in various forms for over 10 years, World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker teams up with rising star of the jazz scene, Chris Read as the imaginatively titled Harry and Chris. They performed sell out show at the Edinburgh Fringe last year.

www.ketteringartscentre.com
Getting Dressed

The Core at Corby Cube. March 8.

Have you ever put your coat on the wrong-way? Or couldn’t find the right arm holes in your trousers? Dive into a world of colour, texture and movement with Second Hand Dance which encourages us to creative as we can with the clothes we wear.

01536 470470 or www.thecorecorby.com
Hedda Gabbler

The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough. March 9.

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. The production is beamed to Wellingborough from the West End and stars Luther and The Affair actress Ruth Wilson.

01933 27007 or www.castletheatre.org.uk