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Welcome to the latest issue of Key Times+ Summer is almost here, and let’s hope the weather stays sunny for the many Vivacity events which are taking place across the city over the next couple of months. The big event of the summer is the 2011 Peterborough Festival ( 25 June – 10 July): ﬁnd out all about this year’s fantastic line-up in our exclusive preview. If you’re wondering how to entertain the kids over the half-term holidays, then look no further for a packed programme of activities in Vivacity’s libraries and sports centres, including the Museum on Tour at a venue near you, and family favourite The Wind in the Willows at the Key: Be sure to book early to avoid disappointing the little ones. It must be summer when the Peterborough Lido
opens (28 May) – join us for the 75th anniversary celebrations and take advantage of free swimming on the opening weekend. And let’s not forget the Key Theatre and Cresset, who are offering something for everyone this summer, including drama, dance, comedy and music. It’s Vivacity’s own ﬁrst anniversary this month, and what a year it’s been…. We’ll be celebrating on Cathedral Square on 14 May, so join us for some surprise activities, including the launch of our summer rafﬂe. We hope to see you there, and we look forward to another fantastic 12 months of celebrating culture and leisure across Peterborough. PS Your feedback is very important to us, so please let us know what you think. Email enquriries@ vivacity-peterborough.com
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Theatre / Music
Friday, 20 May
Letz Zep Fans are sure to be queuing on the Stairway To Heaven when Letz Zep threaten to blow the roof off the theatre with a hard rock show to remember. They are not the most successful and widely acclaimed tribute act to Led Zeppelin for nothing, so expect an explosive recreation of the legendary British band live on stage. All four members of Letz Zep
possess the considerable musical ability required to produce a completely authentic reincarnation of Led Zeppelin in their prime, complete with the “tight but loose” raw excitement which was the trademark of their stage shows. Yes, Zeppelin will ﬂy again! Friday, 20 May at 7.30pm. Tickets £16 (£14 concessions)
Saturday, 21 May
Marty Wilde & The Wildcats Nobody, including the young Cliff Richard, got audiences at the legendary live TV show Oh Boy! screaming louder than Marty Wilde. At a time when America ruled the charts with a vanguard of stars from Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly to Bobby Vee and Ricky Nelson, the spearhead of British talent had Marty right at the forefront. Oh Boy! was the ﬁrst real live rock
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show on British television and it propelled Marty to stardom with hit after hit, including Teenager In Love, Rubber Ball, Bad Boy, Sea Of Love and Jezebel. Marty remains a legend, and with The Wildcats he’ll delight fans by rolling back the years to that golden era once more. Saturday, 21 May at 7.30pm. Tickets £19 (£18 concessions)
Thursday, 26 May
Real Diamond Neil Diamond, one of the most successful singer-songwriters of all-time, is back on a roll with his last three albums becoming worldwide hits. Good timing then,for John Hylton to return to the Key Theatre with his tribute show Real Diamond. This is John’s The Jazz Singer Tour and he will be featuring songs from Neil’s one-and-only movie in which he co-starred
with Sir Laurence Olivier. Neil’s soundtrack album was a platinum seller, and with his uncannily similar voice, John will be singing the anthemic America, the poignant Love On The Rocks and the haunting Hello Again. Plus other Diamond sparklers. Thursday, 26 May at 7.30pm. Tickets £16.50
To book, call the box ofﬁce on 01733 207239, visit the Destination Centre, in Bridge £1 booking fee applies to all Street, or book online at www.peterboroughkeytheatre.co.uk Acard and cheque transactions. vivacity-peterborough.com 5 \01_PRODUCTION\PAGES\02_PROGRESS5 5
Theatre / Music
Friday, 27 May
Limehouse Lizzy The boys will be back in town when Limehouse Lizzy explode onto the Key Theatre stage to keep the spirit of rock icon Phil Lynott and the incredible Thin Lizzy alive. Following their Live & Dangerous and Dedication tours, their Into The Limelight tour in 2008 tied in with an appearance on BBC2’s Arena. Limehouse Lizzy’s tours abroad have included a gig in Greece with those other Key Theatre tribute band favourites, Think Floyd. What a treat for the Greeks that must have been with music from two of the most powerful bands in the history of British rock music blasting through the speakers!
Limehouse Lizzy are renowned for an action-packed and pyrotechnic-fuelled explosion of a show. Attention to detail, playful audience interaction - the late Lynott was the master of this art - and that all important X-factor leaves you with the feeling of witnessing the real thing. It has led to their performances being described as “beyond tribute” by both audiences and critics. Expect Celtic inﬂuenced hits like Whisky In The Jar and Black Rose and classics like The Boys Are Back In Town and Sarah. Friday, 27 May at 7.30pm Tickets £16 (£14 concessions)
Saturday, 28 May
Think Floyd In Concert Fans will be Comfortably Numb with delight after their senses have been assailed by some of the ﬁnest rock music ever conceived by a British band. Not so much a show as a journey, the ever-popular Think Floyd will be on a trajectory across the heavenly delights created with love and passion by the group that was their inspiration - the incredible Pink Floyd. In one sensational show created for their 2011 tours, Think Floyd will be opening up a back catalogue studded with sensational anthems and chart hits. The show will dig back to the inspirational days when the
strangely creative Syd Barrett was the driving force behind Pink Floyd with his quirkily eccentric, but hook-laden songs. Then it will be on to the muscle and might of albums that have stood the test of time and created a legend. Yes, we are talking about Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here and Division Bell. Think Floyd not only distill the sound and feel of Pink Floyd, but with a show of smoke and mirrors they also bring alive the ambience of the great band as they used to be when live in concert. It’s unmissable, so best book early! Saturday, 28 May at 7.30pm Tickets £17
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Theatre / Drama
13 & 14 May
Hamlet: Prince of Denmark Does revenge ever justify murder? That is the question at the heart of Shakespeare’s classic Hamlet: Prince of Denmark. The King is dead at the hands of his own brother, and urged by his father’s ghost, grief-stricken Prince Hamlet devotes himself to avenging his death.But, it results in devastating consequences for his family, and the kingdom.
Friday 13 and Saturday 14 May, nightly at 7.30pm with a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday Tickets £16 evening performances; £15 matinee (£10 tickets for children and students) School parties 1 FREE seat for teachers with every 12 purchased Key I.P £3 off full price tickets.
I Met A Man Who Wasn’t There Things get spooky in this supernatural thriller from Philip Meeks who has written scripts for top TV shows including Heartbeat and Emmerdale.
hereafter. But she gets more than she bargained for. You’ll shiver at this ghost story starring Brian Capron and Cathy Shipton.
After his wife died, popular medium Edgar Rhyme became a recluse. Now he has been tracked down to a Northern seaside town by investigative journalist Amanda Schilling who plans to write about spiritualism and the
Monday 16 to Wednesday 18 May, nightly at 7.30pm, 2.30pm matinee on Wednesday Tickets £17 (matinee £15) Concessions for students and over 60s £2.50 discount Key I.P £3.00 discount
Tuesday, 21 June
The Pilgrim’s Progress Set in the Industrial Revolution, this new play is a modern adaptation of John Bunyan’s classic novel. The Pilgrim’s Progress has been heralded as a literary masterpiece around the world and, having never gone out of print, it is the world’s second most-read book. Follow Christian and his companions as they set out on a dangerous adventure. A journey
that will see him meet both friends and enemies along the way. With challenges great and small will he ever reach the Heavenly City? This remarkable re-telling brings this timeless story to life for a whole new generation of people. Tuesday, 21 June at 7.30pm Tickets £10 Concessions and groups (10+) £9 Suitable for everyone aged 12+
To book, call the box ofﬁce on 01733 207239, visit the Destination Centre, in Bridge £1 booking fee applies to all Street, or book online at www.peterboroughkeytheatre.co.uk Acard and cheque transactions. 8 \01_PRODUCTION\PAGES\02_PROGRESS8 8
Theatre / Drama
Monday, 9 May
Key Theatre Studio
Tiny Volcanoes Strap yourself in for a fullthrottle rollercoaster ride through dilapidated attractions of “broken Britain”. Yes, the millions of tiny volcanoes bubbling up through our green and pleasant land are about to be exposed. The Great British Bulldog has been usurped by snarling hybrids. The bowler hat has morphed into the hoodie. The culture of polite society is
now one of blame and hatred as our Land of Hope and Glory is torn into extremes. Two actors play a host of characters in a fastpaced and hilarious inquisition into noble old Blighty that fuses theatre, comedy, dance and tub-thumping tunes with hymns. Monday, 9 May at 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Concession £8.50 Key I.P £8
Monday, 20 June
Key Theatre Studio
Romeo & Juliet Shakespeare wrote: “Two households both alike in dignity, in fair Verona where we lay our scene.”
The story retains the brilliance of Shakespeare’s original writing, but in a way that connects with audiences today.
But, this is Romeo & Juliet as the Bard could never have imagined it in his day.
The troupe consists of talented young people from the Peterborough area, and this will be a treat for all.
20twenty theatre’s touring troupe present the classic tragedy in a modern adaptation of the star crossed lovers’ journey of lust which leads to their demise.
Monday, 20 June at 7pm Tickets £7.00 Concessions £5.50
30 June & 1 July
Key Theatre Studio
Ms Minnelli and The Daring Do (Tim’s Last Stand) Tim and Ms Minnelli live in worlds apart. Tim, a man alone in his room with his records. Ms Minnelli a woman about to perform her farewell concert. Escape into the world of Ms Minelli, hear her sing the songs of Barbra, Liza and all the gang! This one-man show will make you laugh until you cry and fall back in
love with the escapism of drag! Multi-award winning drag artist, Sam Thackray, brings his hit show from 2010’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival to the Key Theatre Studio as part of the Peterborough Festival for two performances only, so don’t miss it! Thursday, 30 June and Friday, 1 July at 7.30pm Tickets £10
To book, call the box ofﬁce on 01733 207239, visit the Destination Centre, in Bridge £1 booking fee applies to all Street, or book online at www.peterboroughkeytheatre.co.uk Acard and cheque transactions. vivacity-peterborough.com 9 \01_PRODUCTION\PAGES\02_PROGRESS9 9
Theatre / Drama / Peterborough Festival
Tuesday, 5 July
Key Theatre Studio
Rape of Lucrece Olivier Award nominee and RSC actor, Gerard Logan, is bringing his applauded version of William Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece to the Key Theatre.
the obvious, following the ramiﬁcations of the crime wherever they take him, shining a light on behaviour encompassing the bestial and the beautiful.
This astonishing internationallyacclaimed performance of the Bard’s brilliant, brutal narrative poem isn’t to be missed. It’s an account of the crime of rape and its dreadful consequences. Shakespeare goes beyond
A single actor, a bare stage - rapist and victim springing to searing life. Tuesday, 5 July at 7.30pm Tickets £10 Key I.P £8.50
Wednesday, 6 July
Key Theatre Studio
Shetland Boy Previous Poet Laureate of Peterborough, and Edinburgh Fringe Slam Champion, Mark Grist has been touring nationally for the past year. During this time, he’s met loads of people, and then forgotten pretty much all of them. Most people can remember names. Most people can remember where they grew up; or the street they lived in. But Mark can’t. Which is odd.
Particularly, as all those things happened on an island with less than 1,000 inhabitants, but with seals and pufﬁns and bogs. Well, in his new one-man show, Shetland Boy, Mark attempts to teach his memory who’s boss. Come and enjoy his lyrical storytelling - and absurdly big hat. Wednesday, 6 July at 7.30pm Tickets £5
Thursday, 7 July
Key Theatre Studio
Our Nobby He was a tramp who become a real-life urban legend in the city, and his story has been turned into an unmissable drama. When Our Nobby was ﬁrst performed last autumn, Eastern Angles were overwhelmed by the response. As the show toured schools, community centres, pubs and country parks it struck a chord with local audiences. People loved the affectionate
portrayal of the bus stop resident and his unlikely sidekick Polly, a lonely and confused teenager. Now Our Nobby, starring city actor Mark Curtis, is set to delight at the Key Theatre Studio. Thursday 7 July at 4pm & 8pm; Friday 8 July at 2pm, 5pm & 8pm Tickets £7.50 Concessions £6.50 Special ticket £5 on Friday at 2pm
To book, call the box ofﬁce on 01733 207239, visit the Destination Centre, in Bridge £1 booking fee applies to all Street, or book online at www.peterboroughkeytheatre.co.uk Acard and cheque transactions. 10 \01_PRODUCTION\PAGES\02_PROGRESS10 10
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Museum & Art Gallery
May & June
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Weekend Tours Here is a chance to get to know more about the city’s history in a fun way. The Historic Peterborough Tour takes place every Saturday afternoon at 2pm from the Museum. Discover fascinating facts, the secrets of the Cathedral precincts, the importance of the river, and learn about great people of the past.
On Sundays at 2pm there are various themed tours: 15 May: Women of Peterborough; 22 May & 19 June: Tudor and Stuart Peterborough; 29 May: Medieval Peterborough; 5 June: What’s In A Name?; 12 June: Stone Me (Monumental Peterborough) Tickets Adults £5, concessions £3
May & June
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Evening Walks If you’re looking for an unusual and fun way to spend an evening, as well as ﬁnd out more about our city, look no further. Why not book onto one of Peterborough Museum’s evening walks? There’s the Peterborough Ghost Walk, the Peterborough Crime & Punishment Walk or the Peterborough Inns and Taverns tour.
Tours last about 100 minutes starting from the Museum in Priestgate at 7.30pm. Ghost Walks take place on 17 May and 21 June; Crime Walks on 19 May and 16 June; and Inns & Taverns on 2 June. Tickets £5 for adults and £3 for children/concessions (students and OAPs).
13 & 14 May
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Industrial Heritage Event You can learn about the rich industrial heritage of Peterborough and the companies who helped to shape the city at superb displays in the city centre. Peterborough Museum has teamed up with Baker Perkins Historical Society, Perkins Engines Heritage and Hanson Brick to provide displays on these and other companies
since the early 1900s. Photographs and memorabilia will tell the stories of these organisations and their employees. Record your own memories for posterity and a possible place in the Museum’s displays on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 May at St John’s Church, from 10am to 4pm. FREE entry (donations welcomed).
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Beginners’ laptop workshop Laptop computers are very popular as they offer more freedom than a desktop PC.
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advance and basic computer skills are required. This is a FREE course. Central Library: Thursday, 19 May, 2-3.30pm; Monday, 13 June, 1011.30am. Orton Library: Monday, 9 May, 11am-12.30pm. Bretton Library: Friday 10 June, 10-11.30am.
Just bring your laptop on the day and we’ll take care of the rest. Note that your laptop must be fully charged. Places must be booked in
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Thursday, 19 May
Meet The Author: John Boyne City book lovers have the chance to meet celebrated author John Boyne whose moving Holocaust story The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas was turned into a ﬁlm and play. John will talk about his new novel The Absolutist and about life as a writer. The Absolutist is a novel about the Great War. It’s a story about friendship and deep secrets. It tells what happens after the war when Tristan takes
a train to deliver some letters to the sister of a comrade. But all is not as it seems. John was born in Ireland in 1971 and is the author of seven novels. Meet him at Central Library on Thursday, 19 May, from 1-2pm. Admission: £3 (£2 concessions). Tickets from Central Library or Waterstones, Bridge Street. To book, call 01733 864287.
June 3 & 29
Beginners’ digital photography Do you have a digital camera but don’t know how to use it? Join us to learn the basics.
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11 – 14 May
John Clare Theatre
Entertaining Angels Peterborough Playgoers are presenting a truly heavenly comedy which was originally written for Penelope Keith. Clergyman’s wife, Grace, has spent a lifetime on her best behaviour. Now, following husband, Bardolph’s death, she’s enjoying new-found freedom to do and say what she pleases. Usually to new vicar, Sarah. The return of Grace’s eccentric missionary sister, Ruth, prompts
some disturbing revelations for Grace. At the same time, Sarah reveals some un-clery-like credentials to Grace’s therapist daughter. It could be some divine intervention is needed! Wednesday, 11 May to Saturday, 14 May at 7.30pm. Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets £9.00 evenings & £8.00 matinee. Tickets from John Clare Theatre and Destination Centre, 01733 452336
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Peterborough Arts Cinema Oscar winners The King’s Speech and True Grit are attractions at Peterborough Arts Cinema showings at the John Clare Theatre, Broadway at 7.30pm. Thursday, 19 May: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. A Cannes Palme D’Or winner set in Thailand. Thursday, 26 May: The King’s Speech. Worthy Best Picture and Best Actor in Colin Firth. Thursday, 2 June: The Arbor.
Groundbreaking docu-drama set in Bradford. Thursday, 9 June: Of Gods and Men. Grand Jury Prize Cannes winner about monks kidnapped and murdered in Algeria in 1996. Thursday, 16 June: Monsters. A space craft carrying spores of alien life crashes in Mexico. Thursday, 30 June: True Grit. Brilliant re-make of western. For more information, visit www. peterboroughartscinema.co.uk
Moonlight Hare While Peterborough Museum is closed for refurbishment, the Museum and Library teams have got together to put on a session for the under-5s. Every week a different Museum object will be introduced through story and rhyme. The session aims to develop engagement between adults and their children, develop language and social skills, and to foster a love of books. Pre-school/Nursery groups
are also very welcome and we can arrange a separate session. The Moonlight Hare’s Baby and Toddler sessions are held every Thursday at the Central Library, from 10.30 to 11.15am. FREE. For more information contact Carol Law on 01733 864700 or e-mail carol.law@ vivacity-peterborough.com. Information about other story times on 01733 864280 or from your local library. vivacity-peterborough.com 21
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Vivacity Gym Membership Summer is well on the way and, although we can’t guarantee the sunshine, we can guarantee that a Vivacity gym membership gives you the easiest and best value way to get your body beach-ready! With four gyms across the city, plus the Peterborough Lido (opening 28 May - see below) your monthly gym membership gives you access to ALL the swimming, gym, and ﬁtness classes in the Vivacity network across the city.
There’s no annual contract, and membership starts at just £6.00 per week. If you want to learn more about getting ﬁt in Peterborough come and see us at Race For Life on 12 June at the Embankment to ﬁnd out more. Take the ﬁrst step to a ﬁtter you by calling 01733 551474 for more details. Or visit our stand at Race For Life on 12 June. You can be sure you won’t regret it.
From 28 May
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Lido 75th Anniversary This year is the 75th anniversary of the Peterborough Lido. This famous landmark ﬁrst opened its doors in 1936, the year the BBC began regular TV transmissions and King Edward Vlll abdicated the throne. The Lido has been enjoyed by generations of Peterborians and thousands of visitors from across the region. Join us for the ﬁrst day of the 2011 season on 28 May, for a grand opening ceremony and celebrations - and FREE swimming
for the opening weekend. The City of Peterborough Swimming Club will also be celebrating their own 75th anniversary at a special event at the Lido on 2 July. For more information, visit www.copsclub.co.uk Opening times: 9am-6pm May/ June; 9am-8pm July/August. Admission: £4.20 (£3 with active card) Children: £2.50 (£2.30 with active card).Visit www.vivacitypeterborough.com or call 01733 343618 (from 28 May).
Sunday, 12 June
Sports & Leisure
Race For Life This year’s Race For Life in Peterborough takes place on the Embankment on Sunday, 12 June at 11am. Last year 4715 women took part and raised an incredible £212,000. In 2011, organisers are encouraging 6,000 women to put their best feet forward and raise £265,000. Race For Life is the UK’s largest women-only fundraising event
series where all the money raised goes to fund Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work. Women of all ages, shapes and sizes and abilities join together to walk, jog, or run 5k to raise money to help beat cancer. All women are welcome, regardless of whether they are taking part on their own, or as part of a group. Peterborough ladies can enter at www.raceforlife.org or by calling 0871 6411111. vivacity-peterborough.com 23
May/June half-term For more details on all Vivacity events and activities check our website at
theatre The Wind in The Willows
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The wonderful story of ‘The Wind in The Willows’ is a family treat coming to the Key Theatre. Prepare to be spellbound as shy Mole plucks up the courage to explore the Riverbank with his friend Ratty. But, nothing has prepared him for the adventure that awaits. Along with Badger and the irrepressible Mr Toad, the foursome career from one exploit to the next. Everything culminates in a battle not only to save Toad Hall, but their very way of life. This new adaptation captures all the wit and bonhomie of Kenneth Grahame’s original novel, and aims to bring the delights of this literary classic to yet another generation of children - don’t miss out, be sure to be a part of it! Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 June. Thursday at 7pm; Friday & Saturday at 1.30pm and 4.30pm. £12 (£9 for under-16s). Key I. P. £11.50
Find out how to look after your pets at our Green Balloon half term events. Dogs, cats, mice, hamsters...what makes the purr-fect pet? What does your pet need to keep it happy? Who were the ﬁrst people to keep animals as pets? Join us for games, stories and animal crafts. Don’t forget to wear your Green Balloon t-shirt! Suitable for ages 3 to 7. For timings, venues and bookings, please ask at your local library or call 01733 864287 (places must be booked and paid in advance). £2 per child.
Dr Proctor is an ageing inventor waiting for his big break. When he teams up with his next-door neighbour, Lise, and her peculiar friend Nilly, to make the world’s most powerful fart powder, it seems his dream may come true. Learn about the science behind this hilarious story and other fascinating facts. Why is snot green? Why don’t penguins’ feet freeze? And how much poo does an elephant do? Suitable for ages 8 to 13. Taking place at various libraries during the May half term holidays. For details and to book (places must be booked and paid in advance) call 01733 864287. £2 per child.
Book online at: To book call the Box Office on 01733 207239 or visit the Destination Centre on Bridge Street. www.peterboroughkeytheatre.co.uk
museum The Museum building may be closed for our major refurbishment, but the Museum service is open for business as we go on tour during 2011.
Come and see us at Hampton and ﬁnd out what’s happening to the Museum over the coming year. Join us for Georgian themed activities for the week to ﬁnd out more about life in Peterborough 200 years ago, and the remarkable story of the Prisoner of War camp at Norman Cross. Family activities will be taking place throughout the day including the chance to make a Georgian hat or a straw work picture. Meet costumed characters including a French prisoner, Redcoat soldier or even a Highwayman and take part in period games.
Mon 30 & Tues 31 May, Thurs 2 & Fri 3 June 10am - 5pm; Serpentine Green Shopping Centre, Hampton. Admission FREE (donations welcome).
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Get active this May/June half-term with Vivacity! We are offering a fun programme of sports and activities provided by qualiﬁed CRB screened coaches during the holidays. With a wide range of activities suitable for boys & girls aged between 8-13, there is bound to be something you can enjoy at one of our venues. 10am 12pm
To book call 01733 864663. For more details visit our website at www.vivacity-peterborough.com
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Badminton Bushﬁelds LC
Cricket Werrington LC
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To book or for more information call: Regional Pool 01733 551474 Werrington Leisure Centre 01733 576606 Bushfield Leisure Centre 01733 864656
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*@ctive cards are free to all 16s & under. *Shin pads must be worn to both the hockey & football sessions. While every effort will be made to ensure that these sessions go ahead as planned, a minimum number of bookings are required at least 48 hours in advance. All sessions are subject to change/ cancellation at the management’s discretion.
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Regional Fitness & Swimming Centre
Heart & Soul Yoga Heart and Soul Yoga will be offering classes at the Regional Fitness & Swimming Centre. This traditional yoga class combines postures that relax the mind and strengthen the body. Focus is on breathing techniques, gentle yoga postures and relaxation. Pregnancy Yoga helps to prepare for the birth and labour. Yoga in pregnancy can help to keep energy levels up, and uses relaxation and breathing
techniques to guide the motherto-be through her journey. Gentle Yoga is starting with six Wednesday sessions and Pregnancy Yoga with six Thursday sessions from 9.30-10.30am. Cost: £42, pre-booking required. Contact Luz Dary Verkiel at info@ heartandsoulyoga.co.uk or on 0780 6921714 or at www. heartandsoulyoga.co.uk
Young At Heart Vivacity offers a variety of sport, exercise and mobility sessions for over 50s. Aqua Fit: A fun, shallow water workout. A total body toning session. Mondays 10-10.30am at Regional Pool. Young At Heart: A low-impact aerobic workout using movements and light weights. Mondays 11.30am-12pm and Fridays 1010.45am at the Regional Pool. Seated Exercise: Chair-based exercise classes using resistance
bands. Mondays 11am-12pm at Tuckers Court, Stanground; Tuesdays 2-3pm at Hartwell Court, Westwood, 3.30-4.30pm at Sweetbriar, Werrington, Fridays 23pm at Werrington Leisure Centre. Short Tennis: Wednesdays 34.30pm at Bushﬁeld Leisure Centre. Badminton: 6-7pm at Werrington Leisure Centre and Saturdays 11am-12pm at Werrington and Bushﬁeld. Call local centres or check out www.vivacity-peterborough.com
Sports & Leisure
Walk With Us Walk With Us is a new Walking For Health Initiative in Peterborough supported by Vivacity. The scheme has been set up to encourage more people to get out and about in a fun, friendly and social environment so that they can lead a more active lifestyle. The new scheme also includes loads of incentives for walkers. Each walker will receive their Walk With Us incentive pack (including
stress ball), and for every walk they do they will accumulate stickers. Once 10, 25, 40 and 60 walks have been completed, walkers will receive an incentive item ranging from high-viz armbands, pedometers, caps and water bottles. It is FREE to join. There are walks taking place every day. For details contact Nicky McCready on 01733 863866 or e-mail nicola.mccready@ vivacity-peterborough.com
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Sports & Leisure
25 & 26 June
Bushﬁeld Leisure Centre
Olympic Badminton Marathon Over one brilliant weekend you can take part in an Olympic Badminton Challenge Marathon. On June 25 and 26 there will be 28 separate competitions and 13 different categories for men, women, and under-15 and under-18 boys and girls. Each competition/challenge lasts 90 minutes with 12 precisely timed six-minute games with one minute between games. Each competition will be run as a
challenge ladder with winners of games always staying on court. All entrants will automatically be entered into a rafﬂe in aid of Sports Aid and Cambridgeshire Badminton Academy. Bushﬁeld Leisure Centre from 9am to 7pm. Entry is £5 per person per competition. Call 01733 864656 or email bushﬁeld.email@example.com
Regional Fitness & Swimming Centre
Fit Buggys When push comes to shove there’s a great way for parents to get some exercise while their youngsters enjoy the outdoors. A new Fit Buggy course is currently running at the athletics track, which is part of the Regional Fitness and Swimming Centre in the city centre. With nicer weather on the horizon at last, there’s no better way to get a little exercise and fresh air with your child.
It is an hour of exercise with your tots by your side. All parents and guardians are welcome to come along and take part. The sessions are held on Fridays from 10-11am. Call 01733 551474 for more info email Enquiries@ peterboroughregional ﬁtnessandswimcentre.co.uk or www.vivacity-peterborough.com
Sports & Leisure
Wednesdays & Thursdays
Adapted Cycling Scheme Peterborough Adapted Cycling Scheme aims to provide an opportunity for all disabled people with a variety of needs. It gives them the chance to access cycling independently, or with family and friends. You can also come along and use the range of hand and leg-powered cycles that are available for those taking part. The scheme also has
disabled cyclists on hand to offer help and support. Sessions are held at the Water Sports Centre at Ferry Meadows on a Thursday, and at the Regional Pool Athletics Track on a Wednesday. They run from 5pm to 7pm. The cost is just £2.50 per session. For more information, or to book a place, call Tom Potts on 01733 863807, or email tom.potts@ vivacity-peterborough.com vivacity-peterborough.com 29
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From swimming at the Lido, Jack Hunt and Regional Centre pools, to basketball, squash, tennis and badminton at Werrington and Bushﬁeld Leisure Centres, there’s something going on every day. And each week, you can join in special activities – including Roller Skating Parties, Inﬂatable Fun Parties and Free Running Sessions.
8 – 15 year olds (please note: sessions are unsupervised).
Call or go into any one of the above Centres (excluding the Lido) to buy your pass. Passes are on sale now and are valid from 22 July – 6 September. (Limited Terms & conditions apply, please ask for details or pick up a ﬂyer from your local Centre. availability, so book early to avoid disappointment).
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Peterborough Sports and Leisure
Theatre / Comedy
23 – 25 May
Dirty Dusting People have been weeping with laughter at the good clean fun in Dirty Dusting. If you loved Calendar Girls and The Full Monty, we know you’ll enjoy this rib-tickling new comedy in which a group of aging cleaning ladies come up with a wheeze to change their lives. They’re facing the sack, but when they get a call from a bloke who thinks he’s rung a sex chat line, the penny drops. They become the Telephone
Belles and start coining it in. From Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 May. Nightly at 7.30pm, 2.30pm matinee on Wednesday. Tickets Monday £16 Tuesday & Wednesday evenings £17.50; Wednesday matinee £15. Concessions for students & over-60s: £3 discount. Key I.P: £3.50 discount
8 & 9 June
My Dog’s Got No Nose Any show starring funnyman Damian Williams is not to be sniffed at. Damian stars as a stand-up comedian facing his ﬁrstever public performance. It’s his lifelong dream, but now he’s facing hard reality. Sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious; sometimes sad and deﬁnitely extremely funny, this bittersweet comedy will leave you laughing
and crying at the same time. Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 June. Nightly at 7.30pm, 2.30pm matinee on Thursday Tickets Wednesday & Thursday evenings £17.50 (£15 concessions) Thursday matinee £15 (£12.50 concessions). Key I.P: £3 discount on full price tickets
13 – 15 June
Dinnerladies – Second Helping There’s laughs galore on the menu when you can enjoy Second Helpings from the Dinnerladies. Never was a canteen more fun, and the original stage version of the hit TV sitcom was so successful that fans are queuing up to tuck in again. And there’s no warming up of leftovers, this is an all-new show for 2011, with even more laughs from last year’s top cast, including Andrew Dunn and
Sue Devaney from the BBC1 show. Monday 13 to Wednesday, 15 June. Nightly at 7.30pm with a 2.30pm matinee on Wednesday Tickets Monday £17.50 Tuesday & Wednesday evenings £18.50 Wednesday matinee £16.50. Concessions for students & over-60s: £2.00 discount. Key I.P: £2.50 discount
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Theatre / Comedy
Friday, 27 May
Comedy Club The gags will be coming thick and fast at a forthcoming Comedy Club show that’s not to be missed. The fabulously funny line-up features Paul Pirie, Dan Evans, George Egg and John Ryan. Paul was Scottish Comedian Of The Year and his clowning and quick-ﬁre jokes are comedy gold, while his physical mannerisms have a touch of
Eric Morecambe about them. Dan Evans is surreal, original and a master of the one liner. George Egg presents his variety act for the 21st Century with a twist. Compere supreme will be John Ryan. Friday 27 May at 8.15pm Tickets £10 in advance (£12 on door)
Thursday, 23 June
Al Murray Good advice if you want tickets for this show by Al Murray, the Pub Landlord, is - get ‘em in quick! Yes, fans will be queuing up to get to the bar when Al’s in the chair with gags galore in his Barrel Of Fun Tour. Britain’s best known pub philosopher will be serving up his own special brew of bar room banter.
And Barrel of Fun Extra will see the Guv going back to basics, returning to many of the intimate venues where he made his name - like The Cresset. Al likes his humour up close and personal, and so do fans, so there is sure to be a rush for tickets. Thursday, 23 June at 7.30pm Tickets £25.50
Friday, 24 June
Ladies’ Night With thrills and rippling torsos, what more could you girls want for Ladies Night? So, grab your handbags and slap on the lippy for a hen night out to remember. If you ﬁnd the thought of rippling muscles, bare male ﬂesh and baby lotion irresistible, then this is a must for you - and your pals. Here’s what is on the menu:
Tantalisingly hunky male strippers. A glass of sparkling wine on arrival to get you in the party mood. A sumptious buffet with hunky male waiters.Two drag queens. A disco provided by Strobe Disco. Friday, 24 June at 7.30pm. Tickets £16.50 For group bookings of 10 or more tickets at just £14.50 each, call: 01733 842500
To book, call the box ofﬁce on 01733 265705 or book online at www.cresset.co.uk A booking fee applies to all card transactions.
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Thursday, 19 May
Foggy and Whit: Givin’ It Gas This is your chance to get an insight into the high revving world of motorcycle racing at the top level.
of racing, recall former glories and disasters, and discuss burning issues of the day - both on and off the track.
Opinionated and hilarious, four-times World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty, with friend and former British champ, TV pundit James Whitham, at their irreverent best - live and uncut.
Foggy and Whit: Givin’ It Gas, the 2011 UK chat show, will be an unmissable night for sports fans.
Carl and James will provide an insight into today’s world
Thursday, 19 May at 7.30pm. Tickets: £20
Thursday, 30 June
Sally Morgan Fresh from her TV series, Psychic Sally On The Road, Britain’s best loved celebrity medium, Sally Morgan, returns by public demand. Sally has used her gift over the years to help many people, most notably for her work with the late Princess Diana. Her reputation has been built from her close relationship with many other high-proﬁle celebrities too.
Sally now brings her amazing abilities and her tremendous personality back to the Cresset stage. This is a unique theatrical experience which is both hugely entertaining and enlightening. Just ask anyone who has seen Sally in action before! Thursday, 30 June at 7.30pm. Tickets £22.50
Friday, 15 July
The Drifters The Drifters are one of the biggest-selling groups of all time with a remarkable six-decade history.
will pay tribute to their famous lead vocalists, Clyde McPhatter, Rudy Lewis, Ben E. King, Bill Frederikse and Johnny Moore.
The group’s line up has featured over 60 different vocalists, but the sound has remained instantly recognisable. The current line-up will perform the group’s greatest hits and new songs from current hit album Up On The Roof. In the show The Drifters
All the hits will be there from Save The Last Dance For Me and Under The Boardwalk to Kissin’ In The Back Row. Friday, 15 July at 7.30pm. Tickets £25 (£24 concessions)
To book, call the box ofﬁce on 01733 265705, book www.cresset.co.uk A booking fee applies to all card transactions.
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2 – 4 June
The Wind In The Willows The wonderful story of The Wind In The Willows is a family treat coming to the Key Theatre. This new production of the Kenneth Grahame classic by Stephen Kingsbury and Ben Sleep will be a rip-roaring musical ride all about the joys of friendship. Your youngsters will be delighted to explore the delights of the the Riverbank with Mole, Ratty,
Badger and Mr Toad. And they will cheer our pals on as they ﬁght to save not just Toad Hall, but their very way of life. It is a classic that continues to thrill youngsters. Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 June. Thursday 7pm; Friday & Saturday at 1.30pm and 4.30pm. Tickets £12 (£9 under-16s) Key I.P: £11.50
Saturday, 18 June
Peterborough Has Talent The city is bursting with talented young people who are are desperate to get on stage and show what they can do. Now they get their chance in the biggest and best Peterborough Has Talent show ever. After two weeks of intensive auditions involving over 100 acts, the best have been chosen to take part. Singers, dancers, magicians and comedians - this year’s
extravaganza to aid Papworth Trust and the Mayor’s Charities, has it all! Expect to be wowed as the acts battle for YOUR vote to be crowned the winner. Previous winners have gone on to support JLS and perform at the Christmas Lights switch-on. Saturday 18 June. Junior show at 2.30pm. Adult show 7.30pm. Tickets £9 (£6 children), £25 family ticket (two adults & two children)
25 July – 5 August
KYT Summer School Welcome to the 20th year of the best Summer School in the Eastern Region. The Key Summer School involves acting, movement, music and singing, plus lots of fun too! You’ll mix in a fantastic group of talented young people guided by professional actors, dancers and musicians. Summer School, for 8 to 18 year olds, will again take place at the Key’s Studio facilities,
with Saturday’s performance in the main auditorium. Week One: Monday 25 to Saturday 30 July. Week Two: Monday 1 to Saturday 6 August, 9.30am-5pm daily with a late ﬁnish on Saturday. Cost £135 per week For more details pick up an application form from the box ofﬁce, on our website or call 01733 207239.
To book, call the box ofﬁce on 01733 207239, visit the Destination Centre, in Bridge £1 booking fee applies to all Street, or book online at www.peterboroughkeytheatre.co.uk Acard and cheque transactions. 36 \01_PRODUCTION\PAGES\02_PROGRESS36 36
Aladdin The Key Theatre is sure to be full of Eastern promise this Christmas and New Year as the team presents the ever-popular tale of Aladdin as their traditional annual pantomime for 2011-12.
Theatre / Panto
8 December – 8 January
Following the huge success of Jack & The Beanstalk, the Key Theatre will continue to provide the very best in homegrown festive entertainment and once again this year’s show will feature local talent alongside a cast of highly skilled professionals. Each year, the creative team builds on the strength of over 30 years of panto experience, ensuring a show that families will love at Christmas. The story of Aladdin - a poor boy who ﬁnds fame and fortune thanks to a genie in a magic lamp - will be certain to provide a great vehicle for the Key team. Magic, adventure and excitement are always a major part of panto at the Key - together with an abundance of slapstick humour , music and spectacle. This story has it all! As always the real star of the Key panto is the theatre’s intimate and welcoming auditorium. Everyone gets a great view and feels part of the action, and it’s all happening from Tuesday, 8 December until Sunday, 8 January, 2012. With 58 performances to choose from, there’ s bound to be one that ﬁts in with your plans. There are concessions for children and a range of party rates and discounts.
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To book, call the box ofﬁce on 01733 207239, visit the Destination Centre, in Bridge £1 booking fee applies to all Street, or book online at www.peterboroughkeytheatre.co.uk Acard and cheque transactions. vivacity-peterborough.com 37 \01_PRODUCTION\PAGES\02_PROGRESS37 37
Theatre / Music
Saturday, 21 May
Castor Village Hall
Shakedown Blues You will not hear more authentic blues music than at Castor Village Hall where Shakedown Blues bring you stars from the American circuit. Dwight Edwards is well known to blues lovers in this country, and back home he is a major talent who has been dubbed the King of the Indianapolis Blues Scene. This vocalist and songwriter is also a guitar stylist in the manner of B.B. King and has a voice that reminds
you of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (without the screams and grunts!). Dwight will be appearing with his musical director and band sax player with The Shakedown Blues’ house band, Ma Grinder. Saturday, 21 May Tickets £15 in advance, £16 via Paypal or £17 on the door. Check out www. shakedownblues.co.uk
Saturday, 11 June
The Pulse Experience It is a hive of burgeoning young talent, and the music students from Peterborough Regional College are now set to pin back your ears with a terriﬁc show at the Key. It’s called The Pulse Experience and features the enthusiastic stars of tomorrow performing Pink Floyd’s famous Division Bell tour re-lived. With two hours of Pink
Floyd’s most famous material being performed, this will be perfect for fans. So, get set to indulge yourself in an evening of classics that include Great Gig In The Sky, Comfortably Numb, Another Brick In The Wall, Learning To Fly and many more stunning rock anthems. Saturday 11 June at 7.30pm. Tickets £10
Thursday, 16 June
The Enid They have been called The World’s Foremost Symphonic Rock Band, and now The Enid are bringing their majestic sound to the Key Theatre. Still under the enigmatic leadership of Robert John Godfrey, a newly revitalised Enid is playing to rapturous receptions across the UK. Once described as a cross between Pink Floyd, The Orb and The Berlin Philharmonic by a critic from Time
Out, their grand progressive sound is wondrous to hear. Music fans will be delighted to see them at last in the city supporting the release of their new album, Journey’s End, and also the ﬁrst-time release on CD by EMI of classic albums In The Region of the Summer Stars and Aerie Faerie Nonsense. Thursday, 16 June at 7.30pm Tickets £17 (£15 concessions) Students £12
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Theatre / Peterborough Festival
Monday, 27 June
Images of Dance The talented young ballet stars in Images of Dance will be celebrating the company’s 21st birthday with a fabulous show at the Key as part of the Peterborough Festival. In fact, it will be the perfect ballet evening for all the family as former Royal Ballet principal Margaret Barbieri directs a wonderful programme. There will be great music (Mozart, Faure, Tchaikovsky), and new ballets by Christopher Marney (Ballet Boyz, New Adventures) and Slava Samodurov (Kirov and Royal Ballet). Another treat will be Tchaikovsky’s Ballet Fantasy in which choreographer Matthew Hart (Royal Ballet, Rambert)
imagines the composer interrupting his best-loved ballets (Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and Nutcracker), unwittingly causing comic chaos! Images of Dance have always been extremely popular at the Key Theatre - which is why early booking is recommended to ensure you get the seats that you want - and they appeal to the ballet enthusiast and the beginner alike. A critic from Dancing Times wrote: “Excellent dancers...beautiful images...a near perfect show.” Monday, 27 June at 7.30pm Tickets £12.50 Concessions £9 Key I.P. £11.00
Sunday, 10 July
One Night Only – Opera Gala Singers from Peterborough Opera give you a rare opportunity to enjoy favourite pieces in a onenight-only Opera Gala.
forthcoming production of Lehar’s The Merry Widow. Now that is something for the company’s many supporters to look forward to.
Lifelong fans and newcomers will love this feast of inspiring music.
The concert is directed and conducted by Marc Murray and the gifted accompanist is Alan Steel.
The programme will be sure to delight. It features such gems as Nessun Dorma, the Flower Duet from Madame Butterﬂy, the Rigoletto Quartet, Largo from Barber of Seville and much more. Great composers represented include Verdi, Mozart and Puccini, which is enough to ensure that opera lovers will not be disappointed. Songs will also be featured from Peterborough Opera’s
It may be for one night only, but this is a chance to make it a night as memorable as the music. Why not turn it into an occasion, it is perfect for dressing up for a night at the theatre and the chance to entertain friends? Sunday, 10 July at 7.30pm Tickets £14.50 Concessions £12
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Theatre / Damce
Saturday, 2 July
First Take The TGS group return to the Key as part of the Peterborough Festival.
guess the movie, and encouraged to clap and cheer throughout two hours of glittering entertainment.
The all-action First Take show will have the magical three e’s - energetic, exciting and entertaining. It is all about the world of movies and everything inspired by them. There will be pieces from the obvious ﬂix and some not so obvious.
After two sell-out performances from the TGS youngsters last year the bar is set high, and the cast intend to exceed all expectations.
Film buffs will be challenged to
Saturday, 2 July at 3pm and 7pm Tickets £12
Saturday, 16 July
Dance To The Top Chart toppers galore will be featured in Danzfusion’s fourth annual show at the Key Theatre. Jenna Tudor who set up the company in 2006, has choreographed a selection of memorable hit tracks. All the songs are highlights from the No 1 slot over the past few decades, and from such diverse artists as Lady Gaga, Neyo, Usher, Elvis Presley and
Vanilla Ice - who’s enjoying new popularity after his appearances on hit TV show Dancing On Ice. The talented Danzfusion stars will perform diverse street styles from lyrical hip-hop to commercial routines with inventive choreography and visuals. Saturday 16 July at 2.30pm and 7pm. Tickets: £10 adults; £8 concessions
June 23 – 25
Really Fit to Dance This year the fabulous Fit To Dance company will be celebrating their 20th anniversary. And the new show, Really Fit To Dance, will take you on a rollercoaster ride in a production full of wall-to-wall gold discs.More than 20 brilliant hits are featured with breathtaking harmonies, led by musical director Emma Small, and snappy dance routines. It will
have you dancing in the aisles. Mel Carmassi, director of Fit To Dance says: “We have a hugely talented company performing to classic hits. Don’t just hear it through the grapevine, get ready and book your tickets now.” Thursday, 23 June to Saturday 25 June, nightly at 7.30pm. Tickets £9.00
To book, call the box ofﬁce on 01733 207239, visit the Destination Centre, in Bridge £1 booking fee applies to all Street, or book online at www.peterboroughkeytheatre.co.uk Acard and cheque transactions. vivacity-peterborough.com 41 \01_PRODUCTION\PAGES\02_PROGRESS41 41
Theatre / Peterborough Festival
Friday, 1 July
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Ever fancied your chances of creating a hit show? Well, here’s a show where audience participation means just that! After playing sell-out seasons in London’s West End and at the Edinburgh Festival, the truly remarkable Showstopper! is coming to the Key as part of the Peterborough Festival, and a brand new musical is created from
scratch at each performance. Audience ideas help create a show on the spot, as the all-singing, all-dancing cast improvise with unpredictable and frequently hilarious results. Packed with drama, dazzling dance routines and catchy melodies, Showstopper! leaves you singing all the way home. Friday, 1 July at 7.30pm Tickets £5
Sunday, 3 July
Barbershopera – Apocalypse No! Look out for a close shave with the hilarious Barbershopera - Apocalypse No! Barbershop’s funniest quartet appear in a double awardwinning new show that follows international tours and a BBC Radio 4 broadcast. God summons four dastardly horsemen to unleash total destruction, but, there’s a snag when Beth turns up and they were expecting Death.
Cue mistaken identity, four-part harmony - and at least one hobby horse. This show is worth getting into a lather over, and it played to rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and in the West End. It won Best Lyrics in the Musical Theatre Matters Awards three years running. Age recommendation is 12+ Sunday, 3 July at 7.30pm Tickets £5
Platform Peterborough 2011 Eastern Angles are returning to the city this autumn with more Platform Peterborough theatre projects. Audiences can look forward to a fascinating new commission, Crossed Keys, from local writer Greg Lyons, and an eye-popping piece of theatre called I ♥ Peterborough from talented young playwright Joel Horwood. Crossed Keys is an intriguing
drama to be staged at various community venues, while I ♥ Peterborough will be performed in November in the Key Theatre Studio. Eastern Angles will also be offering more exciting education projects for secondary school pupils run by Peterborough-based RSC Associate Director, Kate Hall. Visit www.easternangles. co.uk for more news
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11 – 15 July
Key Theatre Studio
Mugged Every morning, a group of school kids meet up on their way to school and hang out on the benches in the park. And every morning they are faced with the same dilemma: take the short cut to school across the park and risk running into the muggers, or go the long way round and risk being late. Mugged is an experiential mixed media production fusing
physical theatre with live music and contemporary dance. Presented by SYTE, a youth led experimental theatre company which explores young people’s issues through theatre music and dance. Monday 11 July – Friday 15th July, nightly at 7.30pm Tickets £8 Concessions £5
Saturday, 20 August
Key Theatre Club
Top Hat theatre trip Join the Key Theatre Club for an Awayday to Milton Keynes to see Fred & Ginger’s greatest Hollywood dance musical Top Hat live on stage. Tom Chambers (Strictly Come Dancing winner) and Summer Strallen (triple Olivier Award nominee) star in the legendary Hollywood hit of the 1930s, on Saturday, 20 August. Wonderful songs, lavish costumes
and sensational dancing – Irving Berlin’s celebrated score features such classics as Cheek to Cheek and Let’s Face The Music. The coach leaves from Bishop Road Gardens bus stop at 9.30am. Tickets (including coach) Members £47.50 Non-members and guests £50. Ticket sales close on 30 June so call the Key Theatre Box Ofﬁce to book yours today!
24 May – 25 July
Key Theatre Club
Key Theatre Club Events n Tuesday, 24 May: Dirty Dusting Aftershow.Join us for some supper and meet some of the cast in the Key Theatre Riverside Bar. Tickets are £6 for members and £7 for non members (including a tasty buffet!) A prize will be awarded for the best pair of rubber gloves at the after show– bring along your favourite pair!! n Tuesday, 7 June: Entertainment Quiz and Supper. Members £6 nonmembers £7 includes tasty supper in the Key Theatre Riverside Bar. n Monday, 25 July: Join us for our ﬁrst ‘Evening Out’ at Rutland Open Air
Theatre, in the grounds of Tolethorpe Hall near Stamford, to see Stamford Shakespeare Company present Pride and Prejudice. Enjoy the ‘Tolethorpe Experience’ in one of Europe’s ﬁnest open-air theatres beneath an allweather canopy – remember to bring a jacket for warmth! The performance starts at 7:45pm but we will meet up, from 6.30 pm, on the lawns at Tolethorpe, for cheese and wine. Members £11 – non members £11.50 includes a glass of wine (or nonalcoholic wine) and cheese and biscuits.
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Coming up at the Key
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Hamlet: Prince of Denmark Shakespeare’s iconic play vividly brought to life by Icarus Theatre Collective 13 – 14 May Page 8
Dirty Dusting A new outrageous comedy by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood 23 – 25 May Page 32
My Dog’s Got No Nose Top comedian Damian Williams returns with his one man show 8 – 9 June Page 32
I Met A Man Who Wasn’t There Casualty’s Cathy Shipton stars in this supernatural Thriller by Philip Meeks 16 – 18 May Page 8
Real Diamond John Hylton with his Jazz Singer tour Thursday 26 May Page 5
Dinnerladies Second Helping Andrew Dunn and Sue Devaney return with a brand new show 13 – 15 June Page 32
Letz Zep The best of Led Zeppelin performed live on stage Friday 20 May Page 5 Marty Wilde After last year’s sell out show, Marty returns with his Wildcats Saturday 21 May Page 5
Think Floyd The UK’s number one Pink Floyd tribute band return to the Key stage Saturday 28 May Page 6 The Wind In The Willows See Ratty, Mole, Badger and Mr Toad in a new stage adaptation of the classic children’s novel 2-4 June Page 36
The Pilgrims Progress A modern adaptation of John Bunyan’s classic novel Tuesday 21 June Page 8 Images Of Dance The London Studio Centre’s annual performance at the Key Monday 27 June Page 40
Box Ofﬁce: 01733 207239/www.peterboroughkeytheatre.co.uk A £1 booking fee applies to all cheque & card transactions