12 of the best things to do in the Peterborough area this week

Friendsical comes to the New Theatre on March 3.
Photo: Pamela RaithFriendsical comes to the New Theatre on March 3.
Photo: Pamela Raith
Friendsical comes to the New Theatre on March 3. Photo: Pamela Raith | Other 3rd Party
Top class comedy comes t Peterborough and Stamford this week - pus there is music, theatre and the thrills and spills of the big top too.

Tequila Circus

PE1 Retail Park, until Sunday

See axe throwing Aztecans, high wire walking Mariachis, a cloud swinging monarch butterfly, death defying stunts, sombrero juggling and not forgetting the cheeky Mexican clown Picorete.

Paul Sinha.Paul Sinha.
Paul Sinha.

Tickets at www.ticketline.co.uk

Werrington Local History Group

Werrington Village Hall, tonight

The subject of the meeting has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons.

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Paul Smith gives his talk about Thomas Cook and the origins of popular tourism and how one man’s vision became the catalyst for the evolution of the holiday market that we perhaps take for granted today.

Starts at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome, £3 on the door

Henning Wehn - Get On With It

The Cresset, March 8

The German Comedy Ambassador with a much needed call to arms. Listen, everyone: stop pondering and hand-wringing. Instead get on your bike and put your face to the grindstone.

Tickets at www.cresset.co.uk

Peterborough Civic Society

St Mark’s Church Hall, Lincoln Road, March 9

Steve Pettican who will be speaking about The Light Project in Peterborough and Homelessness. The Light Project provides an information, advice and support centre (Garden House), with links to GPs and specialist support workers, and a winter night shelter, supported by 15 local churches.


Paul Sinha

Key Theatre, March 12

The white-suited stand-up, best known as a “Chaser” on ITV quiz show The Chase - brings his new show - Hazy Little Thing Called Love - on the first night of the Key Comedy Festival.

Tickets at vivacity.org

Lionel - A Tribute to Lionel Richie

Key Theatre, March 7

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Following his appearances with Lionel Richie himself on ITV’s ‘Sunday Night At The Palladium’ on ITV1 and the ‘Graham Norton Show’ for the BBC, Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breathtaking performance in this high octane show celebrating the music of Lionel Richie and the Commodores and featuring a stellar line-up of world class musicians.

Tickets at vivacity.org

Peterborough Sings! A Choral Celebration

The Cresset, March 6

The city’s unique music education charity Peterborough Sings! celebrates 10 years of

singing in the city with a choral celebration. Join the choirs with their special guests for a fantastic evening of music celebrating all they

have achieved over the last decade and looking forward to the next…


Northern Soul fitness class

Key Theatre, today and every Thursday

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The weekly fitness sessions start as 10am to the best Northern Soul floor-fillers, thanks to the lottery funded Health Xchange programme. Participants can improve their fitness, have fun and even get on the decks to share their favourite vinyl.

The sessions will be led by the popular local dance and fitness instructor, Chloe Wilmot from Chloe’s Dance Company. The sessions

will consist of an hour of fitness, improving balance and strength followed by an optional session of social dance.


Peterborough Arts Cinema

John Clare theatre, tonight

The Candidate (aka The Realm) is an award-winning Spanish nail-biter from the producers of The Secret in their Eyes and Dogman. Manuel (Antonio de la Torre), an influential regional politician whose high-class lifestyle is based on nefarious and illegal business, had everything in his favour to take the leap into national politics. However, as a leak involving him in a corruption scandal threatens to break his entire party, he becomes trapped in a struggle for survival.

Starts at 7.30pm

Swindon 70 celebration

Nene Valey Railway, March 7 and 8

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Head for NVR to celebrate the last Pannier leaving the Swindon works 70 years ago this year. A chance for enthusiasts to travel behind Pannier 4612 (with thanks to the Bodmin and Wenford Railway).


Pearface comedy Club

Stamford Corn Exchange, March 6

The new comedy club in the theatre lounge kicks off with Paul Foot - camp crusader whose pedantry, bluff and innuendo-ridden rants have made him an audience favourite. He has previously been voted BBC Comedian Of The Year. He is also an Open Mic Award winner and Perrier Newcomer Nominee. He is joined by Scouse comedian Chris McCausland, who went down a storm on Live at the Apollo.

Tickets on 01780 766455


New Theatre, March 3-7

A musical parody based on the long-running hit American sitcom Friends. Featuring original

songs such as ‘(He’s her) Lobster!’, ‘Richard’s Moustache’ and ‘You’re Over Me, When Were You Under Me?’ The gang take on naked Thursdays, a power cut, and a dinosaur convention! What could possibly go wrong?