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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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Cast of Festive Music Hall by Peterborough Playgoers at the John Clare Theatre EMN-160411-160417009

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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Juggling Infero at Smoke & Mirrors for Platform8
Photo: Tom Davis

Platform8: Season 1 was hot stuff

Sell-out shows and fantastic workshops have meant that Season One of Jumped Up Theatre’s new Platform8 programme have set the bar high for Season Two in March 2017.

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THE BIG READ: All the world’s a stage for Gedney Hill actress Lianne

Anthony Hopkins, Joan Collins, Tom Hiddleston, Diana Rigg, Kenneth Branagh, Glenda Jackson, John Thaw and Lianne Harvey.

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The Fletton Railway Children at The Undercroft until November 5,
Photo: Mike Kwasniak

Full steam ahead for The Fletton Railway Children

“What is something as beautiful as you, doing in a place like this?” says one the characters of Peterborough Cathedral, as fact met fiction in last night’s opening of The Fletton Railway Children.

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Conrad Murray

Searching for Peterborough’s own hip-hop talent

Do you beat-box, rap or write hip-hop? Peterborough has the chance to show-off its skills and to watch performances fromConrad Murray, the hip-hop artist from rODIUM Records label, and director of Battersea Arts Centre’s award-winning Beat Academy next week.

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Cast of the Janus Theatre variety show in rehearsals at St John's hall, Mayors Walk. EMN-161023-184448009

Janus Theatre entertain with song, dance and comedy

Peterborough’s long-established Janus theatre is staging a Variety Show and buffet with singing, dancing and comedy on Saturday at St Johns Hall, Mayors Walk, Peterborough. There will be a matinee at 2.30pm and evening show at 7.30pm.

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Fletton Railway Children

Meet the Railway Children from Fletton in the 1960s

Eastern Angles have a reputation for putting their own stamp on well-known stories.

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Enjoy puppetry, storytelling and music in enchanting toy shop

Blunderbus Theatre Company bring a brand new adaptation of a timeless tale to the Peterborough stage especially for little sorcerers aged 3 – 7 and their grown-ups.

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Award winning verbatim show E15 by Lung Theatre.  Key Theatre Sun 6 Nov and Paston Farm Centre Mon 7 Nov

A world of theatre for Peterborough

Theatre companies, community groups and local audiences can take part in Platform 8, a new programme of performances, workshops and events in Peterborough through a three-year partnership between the city’s Jumped Up Theatre and London’s Battersea Arts Centre.

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Cresset panto photocall  of Peter Pan at Ferry Meadows EMN-160928-140659009

Corrie star sets sail for the Cresset panto

Former Coronation Street star Steven Arnold boarded the aptly named Captain’s Folly at Ferry Meadows to promote his role as Captain Hook in the Cresset panto Peter Pan.

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One Man Two Guvnors

New and exciting productions in Oundle

Stahl Theatre productions return to Oundle for the new season today (Friday) introducing the community to new and exciting work, whilst cultivating existing relationships with well-respected touring theatre companies from all over the country.

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