10 things to do in and around Northamptonshire

Here is our guide to some of the events coming up in and around Northamptonshire this week.

Thursday, 31st May 2018, 7:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 4:29 pm
Lionel Richie

1 MUSICALThe Band, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, May 29-June 9For five 16-year-old girls in 1992, the band is everything. Twenty five years on, we are reunited with this group of friends as they try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting their heroes Featuring the music of Take That including songs Never Forget, Back For Good and Relight My Fire.www.royalandderngate.co.uk2 THEATREEducation Education Education, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, May 29-June 2Miss Belltop-Doyle can’t control her Year 9s, Mr Pashley has been put in charge of a confiscated tamagotchi and for some reason Princess Anne is attending the Year 11 leavers assembly. Tobias, the German language assistant, watches on. Things can only get better…www.royalandderngate.co.uk3 ARTIn Another Place,, NN Contemporary Art, Northampton, until July 1Dylan Fox’s work explores his experiences of transitioning gender, spanning printed matter, sound, found objects, moving image and the dialogical. Freee Art Collective produces slogans, billboards and publications that challenge the commercial and bureaucratic colonisation of the public sphere of opinionformation. Sarah Taylor Silverwood’s image will act as a GIANT small ad asking artists to become part of an exhibition whilst simultaneously advertising the show and being an artwork in its own right.www.nncontemporaryart.org4 THEATREDear Zoo, Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering, May 31-June 1Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982. And has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide.www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk5 MUSICALCats, The Core at Corby Cube, May 31-June 2A trio of unlikely performers set out on an adventure across the Australian outback in a battered old bus named Priscilla, searching for dreams and friendship, but discovering much more…www.thecorecorby.com6 THEATREMurder by Misadventure, Southfields Primary School, Brackley, May 31-June 1Harold Kent and his lovely wife Emma, live in a top floor apartment of a cliff top block of flats overlooking the sea. For Harold, life as a TV thriller writer has been very rewarding over the past 10 years but dissatisfaction with his co writer, Paul Riggs, is causing frictionwww.brackleyplayers.org.uk7 MUSICLionel Richie, Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton, June 1Fans will be able to enjoy timeless hits and sing along to classics such as Lady, Truly, Dancing on the Ceiling, Say You Say Me, Hello and All Night Long. It is his first performance in the UK since 2016.www.northamptonsaints.co.uk8 MUSICPaul Lamb and the King Snakes, Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, June 2The band delivers outstanding blues with an amazing on stage performance, to delight one and all. Expect a wonderful mix of real blues, boogie and swing.www.castletheatre.co.uk9 THEATREThe Owl and the Pussycat, The Core at Corby Cube, June 3Join Owly-cat and fellow family members, Jumblie and Quangle Wangle Quee, in a story inspired by the nonsense world of Edward Lear. The spongetaneous trio travel to the dolomphious land where the bong tree grows, learning all about the creatures who live there and their curious habits. Will this meloobious family return together, will they always be a three?www.thecorecorby.com10 MUSICCilla and the Shades of 60s, Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, June 5The effervescent Victoria Jones and the gorgeous Shades trio rediscover one of music’s most defining eras. They follow the life andcareer of the iconic Cilla Black while their stories reflect on some of the biggest 60s stars. Featuring brand new arrangements of music from artists including the Beatles and Dusty Springfield. www.castletheatre.co.uk or 01933 270007

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