10 things to do around Northamptonshire

The History Boys
The History Boys

Here is our guide of a few things to do around Northamptonshire this week

The Twelfth Player, Sixfields, Northampton, June 29-July 12
There are still plenty of opportunities to see Northampton Town Football Club’s dramatic 2015/16 season where despite the financial and off-field troubles, the club gained promotion to League One. This interactive show can be viewed through the eyes of three generations of Cobblers fans.
www.royalandderngate.co.uk or 01604 624811
Forbidden Nights, The Deco Theatre, Northampton, June 30
This all male troup features a vocalist, aerial artist, pole performer and fire act all delivered with an element of naughtiness. Think Magic Mike meets the Cirque Du Soleil and is suitable for people aged 18 to 80.
King King, The Core at Corby Cube, June 30
Having scored three radio hit singles on Planet Rock with the songs Crazy, Hurricane, and most recently, Rush Hour, King King received a nomination for Best New Band at the 2015 Classic Rock Awards.
www.thecorecorby.com or 01536 470470

Sugarhill Reunion, Roadmender, Northampton, July 1
Hip hop pioneers The Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio are bringing their UK tour to the Roadmender. The Sugarhill Gang made history in 1979 with their debut 12” single Rappers Delight and is regarded as the first commercial rap record and it went on to sell more than 15 million records.
Scuff Night, Foodie Rocks, Northampton. July 1
Over the past few months Northamptonshire writers have been developing new plays with Warts and All Theatre. Now it’s time for us to share extracts of them and decide which two will be developed into full productions in 2017 and 2018. The event is run by Warts and All Theatre and entrance is £5.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, July 1
Set in Narnia and featuring the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion. It depicts his struggle with the White Witch and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into Narnia. They will experience the journey of a lifetime.
www.castletheatre.co.uk or 01933 270007
Belcanto CD Launch, Salvation Army, Kettering, July 1
Kettering Female Voice Choir, Belcanto, will be launching their first CD at a concert in Kettering. A varied programme from classical pieces to show tunes. Tickets are £7.
07855 406766 or www.belcantokettering.co.uk
Dominic Kirwan in concert
with Lisa Stanley, Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering, July 1
Firmly established as one of Ireland’s greatest ever entertainers, Dominic Kirwan hits the road again in 2017 with a brand new show. Dominic and Lisa bring their own inimitable style to the vast and rich musical heritage of their homeland.
www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk or 01536 414141
A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Brynne Vineyard, Brixworth, July 2
Midsummer night. An enchanted forest. Puck and his musical fairy band tell a tale of lovers, mechanicals, and magical mayhem. The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons present their innovative and hilarious open-air version of Shakespeare’s timeless comedy – told, as ever, in their own distinctive and anarchic style.
The History Boys, The Playhouse Theatre, Northampton, July 4-8
Eight bright, funny history students in the mid 1980s are pursuing an undergraduate
place at the country’s two finest universities. Their Headmaster is obsessed with getting the boys into the illustrious Oxford and Cambridge. However boys will be boys and they soon get trapped up in a whole range of problems.