10 things happening in the Peterborough area this week

Tribute shows, classic cinema, top notch stand-up comedy, amazing chamber music concerts and Shrek The Musical to look forward to this week.

By Brad Barnes
Thursday, 19th May 2022, 8:00 am
Something to look forward to this week - Shrek The Musical, Katherine Ryan and Stewart Lee
Something to look forward to this week - Shrek The Musical, Katherine Ryan and Stewart Lee


Key Theatre, May 20

In this latest production, Lee Memphis King – Europe's most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist – portrays Elvis Presley at his peak celebrating the singer’s iconic 'Vegas Years' from 1969 - 1977.

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The Glenn Miller and Rat Pack Era

Key Theatre, May 22

Recapture the sounds of a bygone era as the Nick Ross Orchestra presents an unmissable evening of music and song – the Classic Big Band Sound of the 1940s & 50s.


Peterborough Showcase Flashback Season, May 22/23

The sing-along romantic-comedy Grease. Dashing high school student Danny Zuko (John Travolta) falls for Australian transfer student Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) in a summer romance.


Peterborough Arts Cinema, John Clare theatre tonight

Cannes Jury Prize Winner starring Tilda Swinton, Elkin Diaz, and Jeanne Balbar


Key Theatre, May 25

The critically-acclaimed stand-up, co-host of Mel Giedroyc’s Unforgivable, and star of Taskmaster, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and more returns to the stage with a new show.


New Theatre, May 21

Double-bill of two 60-minute sets – Snowflakelooks at how the Covid-Brexit era has impacted on the culture war and Tornado questions Stew’s position in the comedy marketplace


The Cresset, May 24-28

Peterborough Operatic and Dramatic Society bring their latest smash hit show to The Cresset – Shrek the musical, a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film. It features all new songs and a side-splitting story guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.

Peterborough Faith and Food Festival

Cathedral Square, May 21, 12noon-3pm

Celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, there will be music, singing, dancing and hymns by children from all the faith and non-faith groups. A vegetarian buffet will be available for all.

Stamford International Music Festival

Various venues until Sunday

Featuring 16 brilliant young musicians in eight glorious chamber music concerts.


New Theatre, May 20

The creator and star of Netflix smash hit The Duchess (plus two global Netflix comedy specials: In Trouble and Glitter Room) returns to the stage with her new live show, Missus