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Theatre & Comedy

Two tributes to the King of Pop, comedy and live theatre on the big screen

Live music dominates our weekly round-up of local theatres

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Easter panto - at the double

There’s two doses of Easter panto fun to be had this week in Peterborough.... oh yes there is.

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Jenny Hackwell as Goldilocks. Photo Brian Slater

Short ballets for small people - it’s Goldilocks and the Three Bears

With sell-out performances and hugely successful CBeebies adaptations, including Ugly Duckling and Tortoise & the Hare, Northern Ballet’s Short Ballets for Small People are not to be missed.

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Big plans for Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre under new owners

Peterborough’s iconic Broadway Theatre is set to be retained as an entertainment venue with a takeover deal believed to be near completion.

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Cheggers and Basil Brush - an Easter treat in Peterborough

In Beauty and the Beast (Key Theatre, April 20 and 21) TV legend Keith Chegwin stars as Jolly King Cheggers, protecting his Kingdom of Ooh La La against the threat of the ferocious Beast and the Beast’s silly sidekick played by “national treasure” Basil Brush.

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Yellow Brick Road leads to Cresset at Easter

Oh no it isn’t! Oh yes it is! Easter panto is just around the corner and The Wizard of Oz is heading to Peterborough for two performances on April 18 .

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The Real Thing

Best 8 theatre shows coming to the stage in and around Peterborough this week

Our round-up of what you can seen in theatres in and around Peterborough.

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Music Festival 2017 at the Key Theatre. John Clare School, Helpston school choir EMN-170317-161235009

A week of music making as Peterborough Music Festival moves to Key Theatre

On Saturday the curtain fell on the Peterborough Music Festival, after a week of music making by talented local young performers.

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Theatre round-up

Our round-up of what you can seen in theatres in and around Peterborough - including the bizarre Circus of Horrors.

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Girl Power! PODS bring 9 To 5 to the Cresset

PODS, Peterborough’s multi-award- winning musical theatre group, return to The Cresset from Tuesday to Saturday with the Broadway smash-hit musical comedy 9 To 5.

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Courting controversy . . . Mask Theatre is challenging city audiences

Mask Theatre Company is challenging Peterborough audiences with a double dose of ground-breaking drama this month.

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Reassembled, Slightly Askew credited to Richard Lavery

New drama, comedy and a musical revival

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


Olivier Award winner at The Key

London Classic Theatre presents the Olivier Award winning comedy Hysteria, by Terry Johnson, at Peterborough’s Key Theatre on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Matilda masterclass helps students prepare for charity performance

Students of Tu Danse Studios Performing Arts classes were delighted to welcome Lucy Jane Adcock, a very experienced West End musical theatre performer, to their Newark Road studio recently for a 
Matilda The Musical Masterclass.

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Win tickets to see X Factor winner Sam Bailey

Former X Factor winner and gold-selling artist Sam Bailey will be looking to wow a Peterborough audience when she brings her Sing My Heart Out Tour to the Cresset in Peterborough on March 30.

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Monsters, ballet, drama and music

A round-up of the showsto look forward to in local theatres this week.

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Ronnie Scotts All Stars

Ronnie Scott’s All Stars .... 1959 - the year that shaped jazz

It has been dubbed ‘the greatest year in Jazz’ and there was definitely something in the air in 1959 … Castro became Prime Minister of Cuba, Buddy Holly tragically died in a plane crash, Pan-Am started regular flights around the world and NASA put seven astronauts into space.

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24 performances and more popping up across Peterborough

Jumped Up Theatre’s second season of Platform8 will stage 24 performances, an exhibition, workshops and talks, popping up in venues around the city, from Bretton to Paston to Hampton, from The Brewery Tap to Peterborough Museum.

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The Empty Nesters' Club

Drama from John Godber to treat theatregoers

The Empty Nesters’ Club

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Something for all the family

A round-up of family friendly events taking place in and around Peterborough this week.

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