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Family theatre in the cloisters

W hat better way to while away a summer’s evening than watching a fantastic tale of rivers, motorcars and picnics – told in energetic style by Boxtree Productions theatre company?

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Richard III
Photo: Scott Rylander

Review: A tale that needs no gimmicks

Oddly enough I came away from Peterborough Cathedral and the Antic Disposition production of Shakespeare’s Richard III with some words of Charles Dickens on my mind. At the beginning of A Tale of Two Cities Dickens famously wrote: ‘It was the best of times. it was the worst of times.’

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The Trials of Mary
Photo: Dexter Morgan

Review: Mary’s triumph was so pleasing

For the second time in 24 hours I found myself watching a play in the environs of Peterborough Cathedral.

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Hobson's Choice

Review: Hobson’s Choice, Stamford Shakespeare Company, Tolethorpe until August 26

It was 15 years ago that the Stamford Shakespeare Company decided to broaden its repertoire to include one non-Shakespeare play each season. Since then classic comedies, shows aimed at children, and feelgood productions have taken their place beside the works of the Bard.

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Macbeth by Mask Theatre.

Enjoy Macbeth in Central Park with Mask Theatre

Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a play well known to many of us. Perhaps even going back to our school days where we suffered the slings and arrows of English teachers’ endless analysis of the power crazed Monarch and his various treacheries, his over ambitious queen and her descent into madness, the Wyrd Sisters’ prophesies, and exactly how a man could qualify as being “no woman’s son”.

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Much Ado

Review: Much Ado About Nothing, Stamford Shakespeare Company, Tolethorpe

As I suggested in last week’s review, many of the best things about Tolethorpe Hall simply do not change. The headquarters of the Stamford Shakespeare Company is situated in a graceful manor house surrounded by idyllic countryside, and one of the first things that greets you is the smell of the clipped box hedges.

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Managing director Mark Ringer inside the Broadway

Broadway Theatre deal completed with full programme of entertainment from September

The new manager of Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre is promising a full programme of entertainment from September after agreeing a deal to lease the iconic venue.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A dreamy summer evening treat at Tolethorpe until July 29

Not sure what to do on the longest days and shortest nights of the year? Then why not celebrate the summer solstice by attending an open-air performance by the Stamford Shakespeare Company at nearby Tolethorpe Hall?

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Moving Dreams

Play looks at Italian community contribution to Peterborough

Peterborough Italian Community ICA is hosting the final production of a play that investigates migration and inclusion through the eyes of the Italian Community of Peterborough.

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Broadway Theatre

BBC Concert orchestra will celebrate Broadway Theatre’s 80th birthday

Peterborough’s iconic Broadway Theatre celebrates its 80th birthday this year and to mark the occasion the BBC Concert Orchestra will perform live on stage in a spectacular musical salute to Hollywood’s greatest composers.

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The Trials of Mary

The Nativity as you’ve never seen it, Shakespeare and a family favourite

A frequent and popular visitor to the city, Eastern Angles returns to Peterborough with The Trials of Mary on July 15

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Bring on the Bollywood. Photo by Nicola Young

Get ready for a festival of colour and Bollywood magic

Created by Samir Bhamra, the master of authentic Bollywood inspired work, Bring On The Bollywood is a brand new Bollywood dance-theatre extravaganza.

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The ' Boys in Green' rehearsing ' Men in Tights' from the musical ' Robin Hood- Men in Tights'.

Revellers to bring your favourite movie songs to the stage

Peterborough Revellers are looking back down memory lane with their next show REVELLERS GO TO THE MOVIES which brings back to life songs, dances and sketches, shown on the silver screen over the years, on to the stage of the Peterborough Indoor Bowls Club in Burton Street.

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Steve Hession with the PODS singers

Big band and special guests at charity concert

From Bublé to Broadway, The Steve Hession Big Band in association with PODS is presenting a gala concert in aid of The Young People’s Counselling Service, featuring very special guests.

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Jimi Hendrix

The day Jimi Hendrix came to town

Anyone living locally 50 years ago will no doubt remember the events of 29 May 1967 as the moment Spalding was thrust onto the national music stage with the Barbeque ‘67 concert in the Tulip Bulb Auction Hall.

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The auditorium at Tolethorpe

Three great comedies await in a summer of fun at Tolethorpe

The Stamford Shakespeare Company returns to Tolethorpe Hall this week with the start of its annual triple bill .

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All Or Nothing.
Photo: Phil Weedon

The rise and fall of The Small Faces

All Or Nothing - The Mod Musical is the electrifying, yet bittersweet, tale of Kenney Jones, Ian McLagan, Ronnie Lane and Steve Marriott; four charismatic young kids from East London with humour, attitude, passion and above all talent.

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Peter Dawe with Mark Ringer

No Kenwright shows expected at Broadway

Major shows from theatre impresario Bill Kenwright are unlikely to return to Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre after difficult negotiations between the two parties.

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SAMS Annies: Chloe Lorentzen (left) and Emma Wheeler

No Easy Street for cast and crew of Annie

Staging amateur musical productions is always a labour of love.

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Theatre- what’s on

Ballet, drama, comedy and tribute bands feature in our weekly theatre round up this week.

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