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Broadway and West end smash Avenue Q is coming to Peterborough

Winner of the Tony Awards ‘Triple Crown’ for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt and all heart.

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Stamford Shakespeare 2018

50 years of Stamford Shakespeare is celebrated at Tolethorpe Hall

One of the most prestigious theatre seasons of the year gets under way on Tuesday when Stamford Shakespeare Company returns to Tolethorpe Hall near Stamford.

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Chiara Todisco, 13, and mum Estella

Mum and daughter share stage

There have been many mother-daughter combinations in Hollywood block-busters. For example, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson.

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Tales From The Trees

What’s on at the theatre this week

Trees are awesome! They enchant us with their mystery and beauty, they provide us with food, fuel and wood, they produce oxygen for us to breathe and they inspire stories, myths and legends (Tales From The Trees, Key Theatre Studio, June 3)

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Milkshake Live

Get ready to meet Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer and Shine and more

“It’s a magical show full of audience participation,” says Milkshake presenter and show director Derek Moran of this exciting show, Milkshake! Live, The Magic Storybook (The Broadway, May 26).

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Local heroes: Their mission.... telling epic stories in intimate settings

JOE CONWAY chats to prominent people on the Peterborough arts scene. This month BECKY OWEN-FISHER and TOM FOX.

Adam Patman and Patric Kearns in Aladdin in 2011.

Familiar faces join panto cast at The Broadway

Peterborough pantomime favourites Adam Patman and Patric Kearns are returning to the city this year to appear in the Broadway’s spectacular pantomime, Cinderella.

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Ballet Theatre UK's The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid brought to a Peterborough stage

Join Ballet Theatre UK on this dramatic re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s all-time favourite story of The Little Mermaid, who falls in love with a human Prince and gives up everything to win his love (The Broadway, May 25).

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Kes is coming to the stage at Stamford Corn Exchange

British cinema classic Kes winging its way to Stamford stage

One of the greatest ever British films is being brought to life in a local theatre later this year.


Who likes to be beside the sea?

It is 1966. I am sixteen years old and I am on the Venetian bridge with Brian Joy from the Golden Sands Guesthouse and he has bought me a 99 and I am on top of the world. Now I am 16, I know what boys want and why you mustn’t give it to them......

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Peterborough Playgoers latest production. EMN-180220-133817009

Playgoers to bring Ayckbourn classic to the Key Theatre

The Peterborough Playgoers Present a festive comedy by Alan Ayckbourn - Life and Beth at the Key theatre from May 23-26.

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Ugly Duckling'Photo: Brian Slater

Ugly Duckling - ballet your children may have seen on CBeebies is coming to Peterborough

Northern Ballet’s original pioneering ballet for children - Ugly Duckling - is taking flight to Peterborough’s Key Theatre (May 25) as part of a major national tour.

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Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok

New play looks at the extraordinary life of Lily Kwok

From a childhood working in a silk factory, to the murder of her father, to the escape to the UK that separated her from her children, the new play by In-Sook Chappell charts the extraordinary life of Lily Kwok (Key Theatre, May 1 and 2).

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Blood Brothers

Review: Blood Brothers - Lyn Paul’s last hurrah is not to be missed

Have you heard the story of the Johnstone twins? asks the narrator in the unforgettable opening line of Blood Brothers (at The Broadway in Peterborough until Saturday).

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Vicar of Dibley

Are you the next Geraldine Granger?

Peterborough Operatic and Dramatic Society are on the hunt for budding actors for the cast of their production of The Vicar of Dibley.

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Ugly Chief

Love, death and family explored in dad and daughter show

Ugly Chief by Victoria Melody is a new father and daughter show, by nationally acclaimed theatre-maker, Vic Melody, featuring her dad (celebrity antique dealer, Mike Melody) and a live jazz band, explores love, death and family with humour and honesty (Key Theatre, today and tomorrow, April 20 and 21).

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Menopause The Musical

A show that tells women it is ok to be over 50

What causes women of a certain age to suffer cold sweats, hot flushes, hormones to rage like tsunamis and mood swings that make them as predictable as the British weather?

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Dads and daughters take centre stage - and a chance to get your photo taken

Following sell-out shows in March it’s dads and daughters taking centre-stage in the final week of Season 4 of Platform8, Jumped Up’s fourth festival of theatre for Peterborough, from April 18-22.

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Red Riding Hood and The Wolf

Classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf gets a spin

Time for bed. Tuck yourself in. This is where Robyn’s story begins in Red Riding Hood and the Wolf at the Key Theatre Studuion on Sunday (15th).

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Mask bring Wilde’s timeless comedy to Peterborough stage

Following the recent successes of Jerusalem and Pygmalion, Peterborough Mask return to the Key Theatre’s main stage as they prepare to delight audiences with their Spring production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, which runs from Wednesday to Saturday (April 11-14).

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