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

Our guide to some of the events coming up at theatres in the region.

Wednesday, 8th March 2017, 10:25 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:47 am
Richard Gadd

Rolling in the AislesKettering Arts Centre, Saturday, March 18Gavin Webster will be among the comics appearing at the comedy club returning to Kettering. Marc Lucero and Luke Kempner will also be providing the laughter at the event which is aimed at people aged 14 andover. Tickets cost between £7 and £9.www.ketteringartscentre.com or call 07759 765824

Phil ThompsonSilk, Wellingborough, Friday, March 24.The former Liverpool and England international will talk about his career both on and off the football pitch at this event. He has won 14 major honours including seven league titles and two European Cup. Tickets cost between £25 and £35 and there is a meet and greet.07921 568506

PatienceRoyal & Derngate, Northampton, March 20-25All the well-born young ladies in the village, rapturously caught up in aestheticism, are in love with two contrasting poets, Bunthorne and the Grosvenor. But both are in love with Patience, the simple village milkmaid, who doesn’t understand love.01604 624811 or www.royalandderngate.co.uk

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Richard GaddRoyal & Derngate, Northampton, March 18.Award-winning comedian Richard Gadd brings his new show to Northampton.Monkey See, Monkey Do is a stand-up routine that goes to the depths of who he isand what it means to be a man. It was a hit at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe.01604 624811 or www.royalandderngate.co.uk

A Level Theatre StudiesThe Stahl Theatre, Oundle,March 17.This show offers a unique opportunity to see some of Oundle’s most talented performers in a piece of work devised entirely by the pupils themselves. Previous performances have investigated happiness, the “Goldilocks effect” and a possible dystopian future. www.oundleschool.org.uk or 01832 273930

The Very Hungry Caterpillar ShowLighthouse Theatre, Kettering, March 18.The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle ,has delighted generations since it was first published in 1969. It appears on to the stage featuring a menagerie of 75 loveable puppets and four different stories.01536 414141 or www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk

Cirque BerserkRoyal & Derngate, Northampton, March 14 to 18Combining contemporary “cirque” style skills with off-the-scale thrilling stunt action, Cirque Berserk! is a danger-filled spectacle that will amaze audiences of all ages. Expect dangerous stunts, a globe of death and juggling from a troupe of more than 30 performers.01604 624811 or www.royalandderngate.co.uk

Andrew Bird

The Play That Goes WrongMilton Keynes Theatre, March 13 to 18.The critically acclaimed comedy sees the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society try to stage a murder mystery. However the lack of talent on stage leads to disaster after disaster in this show where if things are going wrong, then it is going very much right. 0844 871 7652 or www.atgtickets.co.uk/miltonkeynes

Screaming Blue MurderRoyal & Derngate, Northampton, March 17.Expect plenty of laughs when the Screaming Blue Murder returns to the Underground space of the Royal & Derngate in Northampton. Andrew Bird, Tania Edwardsand Hari Sriskantha provides the laughs, with Dan Evans compering.01604 624811 or www.royalandderngate.co.uk

Live @ the Lighthouse 2017Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering, March 17.Five of Britain’s best comedians will be performing in Kettering. Junior Simpson, Andrew Lawrence, Josh Howie and Steve Day appear with the event hosted by Tom Toal. Tickets cost £17 and the show starts at 8pm.01536 414141 or www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk.

A Level Drama students at Oundle School
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Andrew Bird
A Level Drama students at Oundle School