Our round-up of what you can seen in theatres in and around Peterborough - including the bizarre Circus of Horrors.
Circus of Horrors: The Never Ending Nightmare
Key Theatre, March 19
An amazing amalgamation of bizarre, brave and beautiful acts all woven into a Alice in Horrorland-type story driven by a mainly original soundscape and performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek!
Circus of Horrors, which started in 1995, reached the finals of Britain’s Got Talent and appearances on various subsequent TV shows have turned what started as a cult show into a household name – taking the extreme to the mainstream.
Fish Eye – Confessions of a Super Snooper
Stahl Theatre, Oundle, March 21
Pam’s already got a low opinion of her neighbours. So when someone pinches her Elizabethan sideboard, it’s all-out war: she becomes a one-woman MI6, ramping up her operation from curtain twitching to hidden spy cameras. But what Pam unearths is what she already suspects – that everyone around her is a thief, a pervert or a terrorist. Join Pam as she lets you in on her covert operations. Let her amuse, intrigue and bewilder you as she shares her tale of nosiness gone wild.
Stamford Corn Exchange, March 16/17
The cast of this production of Fame are talented students from Eastern School of Performing Arts, a Post 16 Academy in Stamford that runs BTEC courses in Musical Theatre and Dance. Part of the Wildcats family, the cast are all seasoned performers having already recently worked on a showcase event at Stamford Corn Exchange.
The show promises to be a polished performance that highlights the talent coming through the ESPA/Wildcats Academy.
An Evening with an Immigrant
Key Theatre, March 22
Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother, in 1996 award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams left Nigeria for England aged 12, moved to Ireland for three years, before returning to London. Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, Inua will tell his ridiculous, fantastic, poignant immigrant-story of escaping fundamental Islam, directing an arts festival at college, performing solo shows at the National Theatre, and drinking wine with the Queen of England.vivacity-peterborough.com
Stamford Arts Centre, March 22
Following sell out tours in Ireland, Germany and Greece, European Arts Company presents a revival of this charming and hilarious collection of short comic plays by Anton Chekhov, originally written for Russian Vaudeville theatres. Director John O’Connor says: ‘These plays represent an important moment in the development of Chekhov as a writer. They combine all the tragic-comic beauty of the longer plays with the silliness of a sketch show. This is Chekhov at his comic best.”