New drama, comedy and a musical revival

Reassembled, Slightly Askew credited to Richard Lavery
Reassembled, Slightly Askew credited to Richard Lavery

A round-up of shows in theatres around Peterborough this week including season two from the Platform8 project.

Reassembled, Slightly Askew by Shannon Lee

City Gallery, priestgate, March 10-12

An autobiographical, audio-based immersive encounter for six members of the audience at a time, through Shannon’s experience of critical illness towards rehabilitation.

A story of fear, discovery, humour, but above all, hope, which forms part of the Platform8 Peterborough Season Two. Performances tomorrow at 3pm, 6pm and 8.15pm; Saturday at 2pm, 4:15pm and 7pm; Sunday at 1pm, 3.15pm and 6pm. Age 16-plus.

www.jumpeduptheatre.com

Until You Hear That Bell by Sean Mahoney

Various venues, March 10, 11 and 12

Told through spoken word and within timed boxing rounds, this is a story about amateur boxing and family. It’s about doing something for ten years, and slowly getting good. It’s about lightening quick rope-work, jabs and mighty uppercuts. The first performance is on friday at 8.00pm in the Function Room, The Brewery Tap, 80 Westgate, Peterborough. You can also see it at 7.30pmon Saturday and Sunday at CAMPOL Gym, Paston Farm, Freston, Peterborough, PE4 7XB.

www.jumpeduptheatre.com

Meanwhile... A Radio Play Project

Undercroft Theatre, Serpentine Green, March 13.

Peterborough’s Lamphouse Theatre in partnership with Peterborough Regional College and Peterborough Presents bring an evening of short radio plays by local writers.

Performed by professional actors with a live soundscape will be A Homeland Shadow by John Shields; Four Years For Screeching by Becky Owen-Fisher; Silence by Renae Brook; Sitting Here by Diane Fox, and Three Witches of Parotee by Jasmine Bennett.

www.jumpeduptheatre.com

Blackbird

John Clare Theatre, March 15

Local theatre company Mask takes on one of the most debated plays of the past decade. Fifteen years ago Una and Ray had a relationship she was 12, he was 40. They haven’t set eyes on each other since. Now, years later, she’s found him again. Set in one claustrophobic room, their harrowing past, and uncertain future, spills out across the stage in an unbroken hour and a half of intense drama, shocks and revelations. Peter Crerar plays Ray and Hannah Drury stars as Una. The play is directed by Matthew Clift.

www.masktheatre.co.uk

Peter says ‘working on Blackbird has been a challenging.

Box office 01780 766455

Comedy Night

Stamford Arts Centre Cellar Bar, March 10

Providing the laughter will be Carl Jones, Jane Hill, Thomas Rackham with a special guest. Compere for the night, as always, is Alan Seaman.

www.stamfordartscentre.com

High School Musical

Cresset, March 16/17 and 18

RARE Productions, the UK’s leading youth musical theatre production company, present the Disney smash hit. This stage version features a talented and enthusiastic cast of local young people and includes all the hit songs from the films including Start of Something New, Stick to the Status Quo and We’re All in This Together. With lots of fast moving dance routines, this exciting musical will appeal to audiences of all ages. Performances are at 7.30pm with a matinee on Saturday at 2.30pm.

www.cresset.co.uk