OUT & ABOUT Amander Meade selects the best entertainment in the region this month
Thursday 14 September, 7.30pm MUSIC: Harry the Piano There’s another chance to see the extraordinarily gifted and breathtakingly creative Harry the Piano, who is back due to popular demand. Widely considered one of the best improvisatory pianists in the world, Harry does things with the piano that you have never seen before, moving seamlessly between jazz, classical, pop and much more. Oakham School Chapel. Tickets £10 (free for school-age children), from Walkers of Oakham bookshop and wegottickets.com.
Friday 15 September, 7.30pm THEATRE: The Noise Next Door Fresh from their sell-out show at Edinburgh the UK’s premier comedy improvisation troupe will transform audience suggestions into fantastically funny scenes and songs in the blink of an eye. Uppingham Theatre. Tickets £14/£12, available on 01572 820820 or from Uppingham Sports and Books. Saturday 16 to Saturday 30 September, 7pm MUSICAL THEATRE: Sunset Boulevard
Strictly Come Dancing 2016 finalist Danny Mac is to star as Joe Gillis in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning musical. One of the all-time greats, the show is a compelling story of romance and obsession. In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded silent-screen goddess Norma Desmond lives in a fantasy world. Impoverished screenwriter Gillis stumbles into her reclusive life with dramatic consequences. Curve, Leicester. Tickets from £10. 0116 2423595. curveonline.co.uk. Saturday 16 September, 7.30pm MUSIC: Frumenty – Folk Music and More This is traditional music at its very best from four musicians singing and playing English, Irish, French, German and Friesian folk classics along with their own compositions. Empingham Village Audit Hall. Tickets £5 in advance or
RUTLAND & MARKET HARBOROUGH LIVING SEPTEMBER 2017
£6 on the door. 01780 460106. Sunday 17 September, 6.15pm for 7pm MUSIC: Café Jazz A fun and relaxing evening featuring a variety of well-known vocal and instrumental jazz classics from artists such as Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Gershwin and Sinatra. Ashley Church. Tickets £15 (including a glass of wine and canapés); free for children under 16. 01858 565294.
adaptation of his classic poem, The Hunting of the Snark (4+). The following week it’s Michael Morpurgo’s King Arthur – an epic tale of deep magic, heroism, love and betrayal – a fast-moving show with puppetry and outstanding storytelling (7+). Uppingham Theatre. Admission free but tickets required. 01572 820820. www.uppthearts.co.uk.
Wednesday 4 October, 12.30pm CHARITY EVENT: RNLI Annual Lunch Roger Oakes will be the guest speaker, sharing his experiences as a guide at Burghley House. A relaxed lunch with souvenirs and a raffle. Barnsdale Lodge Hotel. Tickets and information from Laura Reekie, 01572 724716.
Wednesday 27 September, 7.30pm EVENT: Historical Talk Local historian Douglas Clinton will be the guest of Great Easton & District Local History Society, with his presentation “Breedonon-the-Hill: the Treasures of an Anglo-Saxon Monastery”. Great Easton Village Hall. TIckets £2. Thursday 28 September and Tuesday 3 October, 4pm CHILDREN’S THEATRE: Rutland Children’s Theatre Project Children are invited to see two special performances in Uppingham. Firstly, enter the imaginative world of Lewis Carroll in a brand new, ultra-modern
Friday 22 September, 7.30pm CONCERT: Dominic Kirwan with Lisa Stanley One of Ireland’s great entertainers, who has toured with Tammy Wynette, Charley Pride and Kenny Rogers, Dominic Kirwan hits the road again with a new show and accompanied by singer Lisa Stanley. Lisa is renowned as one of Ireland’s top female vocalists. They each bring their own inimitable style to the vast and rich musical heritage of their homeland. The Core, Corby. Tickets £22.50. 01536 470470. thecorecorby.com.