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

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Here's a round up of some of the live entertainment coming to venues across Northamptonshire.

Champions of Magic.
Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering. March 31
Direct from London’s West End, the world-class illusionists that make up the Champions Of Magic team return for a spectacular night of mystery. They have sold out shows across the UK in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and appeared on Penn and Teller’s show Fool Us.
01536 414141 or www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk

Madama Butterfly screening in Wellingborough

Madama Butterfly screening in Wellingborough

Funhouse Comedy
The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth. March 30.
Presenter and juggler Steve Royle will headline the comedy night in Blisworth. He has been the support for Peter Kay on tour. Matt Green and Alex Bennett join Steve for the night with Barry Dodds compering the night. Tickets are £9 and the doors open at 8pm.
www.funhousecomedy.co.uk

The Wind in the Willows.
Deco Theatre, Northampton. June 1-4.
Two entertainment organisations have joined forces to put on two classic children’s shows. Looking Glass Theatre are putting on two of their acclaimed productions at The Deco Theatre, with ‘Wind In The Willows running from June 1-4, and The Railway Children from August 10-12.
www.thedeco.co.uk

David Courtney
Silk. Wellingborough. March 31.
An evening with ex London gangster David Courtney is coming to Wellingborough later this month. He will be talking about his past experiences and his associations with The Kray twins, Ronnie Biggs and Charles Bronson. Tickets cost between £15 and £25 and doors open at 7pm.
07921 568506

Glory of Music Hall
Deco Theatre, Northampton. March 22.
A very special Wednesday afternoon Music Hall performance from the masters of music hall. The show where anything can happen – when Vincent Hayes founder of Brick Lane Music Hall joins up with Stage Right Productions to bring the excitement of traditional music hall bills.
www.thedeco.co.uk

Fay Presto

Fay Presto

Fish Eye – Confessions of a Supper Snooper
Stahl Theatre, Oundle. March 21.
Pam’s already got a low opinion of her neighbours. So when someone pinches her Elizabethan sideboard, it’s all-out war: she becomes a one-woman MI6, ramping up her operation from curtain twitching to spy cameras and her worst fears come true.
01832 273930 or www.oundleschool.org.uk

Screaming Blue Murder
The Core at Corby Cube. March 24.
The monthly comedy club Screaming Blue Murder continues to showcase a host of comedy’s rising stars on Friday 24 March as compère Sally-Anne Hayward is joined in The Lab by comedians Ian Cognito, Caroline Mabey and Mark Smith. The show is suitable for those 16 and over.
01536 470470 or www.thecorecorby.com

Sarah & Duck.
The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough. April 1-2.
This April, the enchanting world of CBeebies’ hit animated series Sarah &Duck will be brought to life on stage for the first time. The theatre will be hosting the premiere of this brand new production and features a host of characters from the BAFTA award-winning show.
www.castletheatre.co.uk or 01933 270007

The Tiger Who Came To Tea
The Core at Corby Cube. March 24-25.
The tea-guzzling Tiger pounces into Corby this Spring in a truly magical Olivier Award-nominated production of The Tiger Who Came To Tea. Adapted from Judith Kerr’s novel of the same name and is a guide for when you have a tiger for tea.
01536 470470 or www.thecorecorby.com

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Madama Butterfly
The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough. March 30.
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, one of the most popular of all operas, will be broadcast live from the Royal Opera House to Castle Theatre, Wellingborough. It comes with ravishing music and a heart-breaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband.
www.castletheatre.co.uk