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Feed your mind and excite your tastebuds with new comedy

Part comedy play, part cookery demonstration, The Chef Show is coming to a Peterborough theatre later this month with Peterborough Telegraph columnist Parveen “The Spice Queen” Ashraf making a guest appearance.

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Milkshake Live SUS-170828-155932001

Join Peppa Pig and the Milkshake characters in Peterborough

There are two great shows featuring children’s TV favourites coming to Peterborough later this year.

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WAW Invasion

Ring legends to do battle as big time wrestling comes to Peterborough

Get ready for a night of professional wrestling providing full throttle entertainment.

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Yaxley Amateur Players present Robin Hood

Forest fun as Yaxley Amateur Players present Robin Hood

Yaxley Amateur Players return to the stage today (Saturday) with Robin Hood, which has been given the panto makeover treatment by David Griffin-Stephens (Treasure Island, Happy Ever After).

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Jekyll & Hyde by Blackeyed Theatre SUS-180201-123038001

Review: ‘Classic’ is suitably horrific

Frankenstein, Dracula, Dorian Gray, and Dr. Jekyll. These exquisitely sinister classics emerged only slowly and stealthily from the underbelly of Victorian literature, but they’ve continued to grow in stature till they’ve become better known than most mainstream novels of the time.

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The Kings of Popera, stand-up stars and tributes to the greats coming to Peterborough

The 2018 season gets underway at The Cresset this weekend when Encore Dance Academy return with Rainbow Rhythms, featuring original choreography and stunning performances by talented young dancers.

You can see the show on Saturday and Sunday.

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Jekyll and Hyde

An interview with the writer of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde which is coming to Peterborough

With new play ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ coming to the Key Theatre this week, we spoke to the play’s writer

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James and Ola Jordan

Strictly stars’ Peterborough show postponed

A Peterborough show featuring two of the biggest names to come out of TV hit show Strictly Come Dancing James and Ola Jordan has been cancelled.

Ladykillers of Orton Brimbles.
Photo: Mike Kwasniak

Review: Tough task taking on a film classic

It must have seemed like a good idea to take one of the best known Ealing film comedies of the fifties and relocate it in contemporary East Anglia (The Ladykillers of Orton Brimbles, Key Theatre).

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Simon Jay is Donald Trump in Trumpageddon.
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Trump play comes to Peterborough

An absurdist satire play that promises to immerse audience members into the world of the current U.S president Donald Trump is coming to The Broadway

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Mask Theatre production of Dunsinane at the Knight's Theatre, Peterborough Cathedral EMN-180601-165156009

A dramatic tour de force

It’s a brave author who undertakes to write a sequel to one of Shakespeare’s best known plays. But this is what David Greig does in Dunsinane, a 2010 commission from the Royal Shakespeare Company which starts roughly at the point where Macbeth leaves off.

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Steve Potts, BKL Executive Director at The Broadway.

West End hit returns to The Broadway - and more may follow if it is a success

A long-running West End hit is to return to Peterborough this year as one of the country’s leading theatre groups rekindles its love affair with the city.

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Aladdin, the Broadway pantomine EMN-171214-202530009

Dame delights as panto returns to the Broadway

Pantomime has returned to the Broadway after a 10-year hiatus with a dame to delight you and a baddie to behold.

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Key Theatre panto 2017 Sleeping Beauty EMN-170712-141514009

Jest a minute.... this panto’s a Beauty (oh yes it is)

I’ve been tempted to try Sleeping through a couple of the recent Key Theatre pantos, but this year’s is a Beauty.

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Wicked Queen

Snow White Will Rock You at The Cresset

I don’t know if The Cresset has a motto, but “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” would do for me.

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Tenors Unlimited

City youngsters to sing with the “Rat Pack of Opera”

Tenors Unlimited, the internationally acclaimed operatic trio - dubbed the ‘Rat Pack of Opera’ - will be performing with Peterborough choir KYGlee (pictured), at Peterborough’s Key theatre tomorrow (Friday) as part of the nationwide tour of their show From Venice To Vegas.

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Private Lives
Photography � Sheila Burnett

Review: Witty comedy is a winner (Private Lives, Peterborough Key Theatre, until Nov 15)

Charging downstage actress Olivia Beardsley as Sybil aimed a slap like a pistol shot at the cheek of Victor played by Kieran Buckeridge. Whereupon he did the only thing possible, seizing her in his arms and kissing her passionately. A kiss which she returned with equal fervour. The lights went down, the house lights came up, and Noel Coward’s Private Lives reached its inevitable conclusion.

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The Castle Builder.
Photo: Jack Offord

Platform8 - bringing you a festival of theatre for Peterborough

Five days of four plays, three workshops, all too good to be true, and one free film and virtual reality installation - that is Season3 of Platform8, Jumped Up Theatre’s theatre festival for Peterborough.

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I Had A Black Dog

I Had A Black Dog - a playful adaptation of Matthew Johnstone’s international bestseller

A darkly comedic and sensitive look at one man’s life with depression, I Had a Black Dog can be seen at the Key Theatre on Friday (3rd).

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A Masked Ball

Review: Have a ball with lesser known Verdi

This production of an English-language version of Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera reflected immense credit on everyone involved in it. From the soloists and company on stage to the orchestra in the pit, and from the costume designers to the lighting crew. In this review however I want to focus on two people absolutely essential to this show.

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