Something for all theatregoers at The Key in Peterborough

The Key Theatre’s high quality diverse program of entertainment returns to kick off the decade... with treats for families, music lovers and even those who love a good traditional play.

Sunday, 26th January 2020, 9:48 am
The Jive Aces

For drama lovers, the most exciting announcement is the return of Repertory Theatre to Peterborough as Vivacity and the Kindred Rep bring the award winning play Skylight (February 26-29) by David Hare.

This is in addition to a new touring adaptation of Jane Eyre (March 2 and 3), Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense (March 18) or Fingersmiths’ adaptation of My Mother Said I Never Should (February 20), performed in a mixture of spoken English and British Sign Language and featuring 3d/Deaf actors (with captioning and audio voice over).

All of these are on the three shows for £30 deal.

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Jane Eyre

Back in March for an eighth sidesplitting year is The Key Comedy Festival. This year the Key welcomes veteran comedian and star of ITV’s The Chase, Paul Sinha (March 12) with his new show about finding romance Hazy Little Thing Called Love.

John Robertson also brings the viral comedy sensation The Dark Room (March 13) - a live interactive comedy show and text based adventure game in which the audience must survive an almost impossible labyrinth of challenges. This is all in addition to names from TV and Radio such as Simon Evans (March 13), Matt Richardson (March 15, Geoff Norcott (March 14) as well as Clive Anderson ( March 14) in his first ever solo stand-up tour.

For music lovers, the Key welcomes folk rock legends and BBC Lifetime Achievement Award winners Fairport Convention (February 4) celebrating the 50th anniversary of their seminal album Full House. The Counterfeit Stones (February 6) also return with their Spinal Tap style comedy tribute to The Rolling Stones.

Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists The Jive Aces (February 21) explode onto the stage in their trademark yellow suits and vintage style for their new “Big Beat Revue” show.

Paul Sinha

Two of the world’s most famous jazz venues are also conjured up on the Key stage in Ronnie Scott’s All Stars (February 28), and Swinging at the Cotton Club (April 1).

Sixties sensations Herman’s Hermits (February 29) celebrate 55 years of touring with an evening of nostalgia. And Si Cranstoun (April 9) will be ‘Twisting the Night Away’ with an evening of Swing, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rhythm & Blues , Soul and Ska.

For families, there is the return of Horrible Histories: The Worst of Barmy Britain (April 6 and 7) another brand new show.

For younger children, the Olivier nominated adapation of Room on the Broom (April 2) by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo) is sure to thrill.

That’s not to mention, variety shows such as The Chinese New Year Spectacular (February 11), spoken word with Only Fools and Boycie (April 3) and a wide variety of live screenings, family films and shows from the community, such as Kinky Boots the Musical (February 4 and 9), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (January 26) and Westwood Musical Society’s production of Made in Dagenham (March 24-28).

For show times, ticket prices and more, head to vivacity.org/theatre or call the box office.