Theatre and Comedy

Theatre & Comedy

Three nights of Acaster as comedy feast returns to Peterborough

Peterborough’s Key Comedy Festival returns for its fifth year, with appearances from some big names over four nights in March.

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I'm Still Standing

Life after panto at The Cresset - new season unveiled

There is life after the panto at The Cresset, with a feast of music, dance, comedy and drama lined up for the new season.

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Steve Potts outside the Broadway Theatre

We proved Broadway was viable and it could thrive again, says Bill Kenwright’s right hand man

The man at the helm of one of the country’s leading theatrical companies has countered claims that Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre is not “financially viable” and should be converted to more than 60 flats.

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Cinderella at the Stahl Theatre, Oundle

Cinderella: Have a ball with a two-hour riot of fun

Don’t forget to laugh, clap and cheer, said the announcement before the curtain went up on Cinderella at Oundle’s Stahl Theatre; there was no chance of that happening, believe me.

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Cinderella at Oundle's Stahl Theatre.

Have a ball with Cinderellas

Panto season is in full flow and this week sees two more take to the stage... including the return of Peterborough’s favourite Dame - Key Theatre legend Michael Cross.

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Stamford Pantomime Players will bring Snow White to the Stamford Corn Exchange.

A Beauty (and a beast) in Spalding, and seven dwarfs in Stamford

Emma Wilson returned to the South Holland Centre as the beautiful Belle in Beauty and the Beast which opened at the weekend.

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Cresset serves up perfect panto recipe

Cresset serves up perfect panto recipe

I kept up an annual tradition of posing for a family selfie at The Cresset panto on Sunday.... quite fitting really as the theatre kept up its tradition of delivering a traditional, fun, family panto.

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Fitt puts the wit in Whittington but it is the fairy who shines

“It’s funny,” said the two-year-old panto novice sitting next to me as the Dame fell over revealing her ample underwear.

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treasure island

Review: Treasure Island - Enjoyable take on old favourite

A young cast brought an old favourite to life at The Undercroft in Serpentine Green on Saturday.

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Tu Danse Musical Mayhem at the KingsGate Centre.

A cast of hundreds entertain across three terrific shows

It was definitely mayhem at the KingsGate Centre in Peterborough last Saturday with three performances by a total of 595 students ranging in age from 2 to 19 for a combined audience of over 1,800.

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Stoat Hall

It’s a Tudor-tastic Wolf Hall spoof

Continuing their tradition for mad-cap spoofs, this year Eastern Angles have gone all historic with Stoat Hall - a fun-packed Christmas show featuring Henry VIII and a cast of East Anglian Tudors.

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Dick Whittington panto at the Key Theatre 2016 EMN-161129-192847009

Panto season gets under way with Dick Whittington at the Key Theatre

Panto season is here again... with Dick Whittington starting its 70-show run at Peterborough’s Key Theatre tonight.

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Treasure Island is touring Peterborough venues.

Aha, it’s a show to be treasured me hearties

A professional production of Treasure Island, inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel, tours the city starting this weekend.

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Company adds new twist to classic Roots

Stamford’s Shoestring Theatre company wraps up their successful 2016 season with a production of Arnold Wesker’s lyric about self-discovery, Roots (December 6-10), dedicated to the the memory of the playwright, who died earlier this year.

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Annie at The Cresset

Local youngsters star in Annie at The Cresset

You only have to wait until “Tomorrow” to see the latest stage version of eternally popular musical Annie - when it opens at The Cresset.

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Callum Donnelly and Robin Hatcher in 
SANTA AND THE PIRATES   (That dont want Christmas!)

A fun, family show ... with pirates

Cbeebies lovers are bound to recognise Callum Donnelly and Robin Hatcher who star in SANTA AND THE PIRATES (That don’t want Christmas!) at Stamford’s Corn Exchange Theatre on December 4.

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Fun-packed show from the Playgoers

The weeks leading up to Christmas would simply not be the same without the magical mixture of seasonal entertainment presented by the ever-popular Peterborough Playgoers who, this year, have put together another fun-packed show to start your Christmas in fine style.

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Dick Whittington at the Key Theatre

Dick, Peter, Cinders and more to serve up panto fun for all

A great double act in James Peake and Robin Johnson back at the Key, Corrie favourite Steven Arnold at The Cresset and Peterborough stage legend Michel Cross back in a frock can only mean one thing - panto season is just around the corner.


Help get Santa a new sleigh or Christmas could be cancelled!

Christmas is fast approaching and Santa’s sleigh is nowhere to be found. Will Sprocket and Dibs be able to create a new sleigh in time - or will Christmas be cancelled?

Mark Jardine & Jack Wilkinson.
Photo: Pamela Raith

New version of classic M.R. James ghost story

Oh Whistle And I’ll Come To You, the best loved tale by the father of the modern ghost story M.R. James, is set to chill an Oundle audience on Monday, in a brand new stage adaptation by visionary playwright David Rudkin at the Stahl Theatre.

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