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KEY THEATRE SPRING 2017 / JANUARY - APRIL

Key Theatre Peterborough

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Welcome

Key Theatre Peterborough

TO THE KEY THEATRE SPRING SEASON

We’re delighted to welcome you to our Spring Season brochure packed with a full range of shows and entertainment this season. Please call our friendly Box Office team on 01733 207239 to discuss your booking or go online to vivacity-peterborough.com/keytheatre. We look forward to welcoming you to the Key Theatre soon. THE KEY THEATRE TEAM

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

THE EMPTY NESTER’S MONSTERSAURUS CLUB BY JOHN GODBER

KEY COMEDY FESTIVAL

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HYSTERIA

THE THREE DEGREES

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

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Contemporary Dance Jan/Feb 2017

Parkinsons Dance

SELECTED SUNDAYS, 11AM-1PM

SELECTED WEDNESDAYS 9.30–10.30AM

Dance your way into 2017 with Vivacity’s 6 week Contemporary Dance Programme. We’re bringing in highly skilled professionals to bring to you one off workshops which take technique from unconventional forms like breakdancing and acrobatics.

A gentle dance and movement class, specifically designed for those with limited mobility. The class offers the opportunity to work on balance, co-ordination and muscle strength and is open to all abilities. Come along with friends, meet other people and have fun!

TUTORS & DATES SUN 15 JAN Sam Amos SUN 22 JAN Diccon Hogger (Base Dance) SUN 29 JAN Acrojou SUN 5 FEB Katie Webster & Benjamin Shepard SUN 12 FEB (Crimson & The Rovers) SUN 19 FEB Diccon Hogger (Base Dance)

Tutor: Hannah Clissett DATES WED 11 JAN WED 25 JAN WED 8 FEB WED 15 FEB

TIME 11AM-1PM

TIME 9.30AM-10.30AM

LOCATION THE KEY THEATRE

LOCATION THE KEY THEATRE

TICKETS £4, Age Guidance: 16+

TICKETS £3,

Note: Not much flexibility required but previous dance experience is advised.

Places limited to 15


SPRING 2017 / JANUARY

THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY PRESENTS

The Tempest (Live Screening)

On a distant island, a man waits. In a unique partnership with ‘Intel’ this bold re-imagination of Shakespeare’s magical play will be using the most advanced technology to create an unforgettable theatrical experience. TICKETS £11 (inc fees)

GAG REFLEX MANAGEMENT PRESENTS

The Boy with Tape on His Face

SUN 29 JAN 4PM & 8PM • MAIN HOUSE Think you’ve seen TAPE FACE? This year promises to be a bigger, brighter and more spectacular re-imagining of his unique brand of silent comedy. As seen in the finals of ‘America’s Got Talent’. TICKETS £17/£15 CONC (inc fees)

5 EASTERN ANGLES PRESENTS

Stoat Hall

TUES 24 – SAT 28 JAN, 7:45PM • STUDIO PLUS 2:30PM THURS & SAT MATINEE The team that brought you ‘The Mystery of St Finnigan’s Elbow’ returns with a mix of hysterical songs and mischievous antics. The setting is Tudor England. King Humphrey VIII is on the throne and our cast are assembled in a coaching inn on a remote Suffolk highway. The hostelry's full of Thomas Crudwell's spies (often spying on each other!) and down the road at Stoat Hall, Baron Belcham is desperately trying to marry off his three daughters.

“Expect ruffs, ruffians, furry mammals and laughs galore!” Eastern Angles Theatre Company

PERFORMANCE TIMES TUE - SAT 7.45PM PLUS 2:30PM THURS & SAT MATINEE TICKETS £13.50-£15.50 (inc fees) £12-£14 CONC (inc fees)

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WED 11 JAN, 7PM • MAIN HOUSE


SPRING 2017 / JANUARY

THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE PRESENTS

Il Trovatore (Live Screening)

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BALLET THEATRE UK PRESENTS

Romeo & Juliet

SAT 28 JAN, 2.30PM & 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE Ballet Theatre UK creates a new production to tell the tragic tale of two star-crossed lovers with astonishing grace. During the opulent Capulet’s ball our lovers meet, sparking a fateful series of events. Stunning costumes and innovative set transports you to Renaissance Verona where our tragic tale unfolds. Romeo and Juliet promises to be an audience favourite and highlight on the calendar.

“A company of great achievement” The Dancing Times

PERFORMANCE TIMES SAT 2.30PM & 7.30PM TICKETS £18.50 (inc fees) £13 UNDER 16s (inc fees)

TUES 31 JAN, 7.15PM • MAIN HOUSE A huge hit from the day it was premiered way back in 1853, this four-act masterpiece remains one of the most popular operas in the world today. TICKETS £11 (inc fees)

NT LIVE PRESENTS

Amadeus

(Live Screening) THURS 2 FEB, 7PM • MAIN HOUSE Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world and he’s determined to make a splash. TICKETS £11 (inc fees)


(Key Theatre Comedy Club)

Swinging at the Cotton Club

FRI 3 FEB, 7.45PM • STUDIO

FRI 3 FEB, 7.30PM • MAIN HOUSE

Adam Kay sits at a grand piano and sings 'bracingly intelligent songs'. He is the frontman of 'Amateur Transplants', with 20 million online hits and has sold out 7 years at Edinburgh!

Join the action-packed show celebrating the music, dance, and songs of the Cotton Club – New York City’s legendary nightclub of the 1920s and ‘30s.

TICKETS £10/£12 ON THE DOOR (inc fees)

TICKETS £21 (inc fees)

THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE PRESENTS

EUROPEAN ARTS COMPANY PRESENTS

Woolf Works (Live Screening)

Chekhov’s Shorts

WED 8 FEB, 7.15PM • MAIN HOUSE

FRI 10 FEB, 7.45PM • STUDIO

The first revival of Wayne McGregor’s critically acclaimed ballet triptych to music by Max Richter, inspired by the works of Viriginia Woolf and starring former principals of The Royal Ballet Alessandra Ferri and Mara Galeazzi.

A collection of five short comic plays by Anton Chekhov (The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard). This is Chekhov as you've never seen him before – funny! These bittersweet plays capture a time period at its comic best.

TICKETS £11 (inc fees)

TICKETS £13.50/£11 CONC (inc fees)

SPRING 2017 / FEBRUARY

Adam Kay

THE JOHN BODDY AGENCY LLP PRESENTS

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BOTTLE ROCKET COMEDY PRESENTS


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THE JOHN BODDY AGENCY LLP PRESENTS

SAT 4 FEB, 7.30PM • MAIN HOUSE

FRI 10 FEB, 7.30PM • MAIN HOUSE

Join us in this musical journey through the life and times of the one of the greatest 60s icons, Gerry Marsden. Gerry, from Gerry & The Pacemakers topped the UK and US charts for much of the 60s. Seventy-one-years-old with his trademark cheeky grin which put the fun into pop all those years ago, he regaled us with stories and anecdotes from his years at the top and sang his greatest hits 'Ferry cross the Mersey', 'Don't Let The Sun' etc.

BBC Radio 3 presenter and internationally renowned vocalist Claire Martin OBE and multi-award winning piano-vocalist Liane Carroll join forces in this very special concert to celebrate the 2017 centenary of Ella Fitzgerald’s birth. Join two of the UK’s finest jazz performers in an intimate night of song, singing classic versions Ella’s most famous songs, alongside stylish re-workings of lesser known classics from the Fitzgerald songbook.

“Gerry is a true survivor from that golden age of pop.”

“She ranks amongst the four or five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet”

PERFORMANCE TIMES SAT 7.30PM

PERFORMANCE TIMES FRI 7.30PM

TICKETS £21 (inc fees)

TICKETS £20 (inc fees)

Gerry Cross the Mersey

Daily Echo

Ella Fitzgerald 100

Jazz Times USA (on Claire Martin OBE)


SPRING 2017 / FEBRUARY

AVALON MANAGEMENT PRESENTS

Andy Zaltzman

Andy has firmly established himself in the vanguard of British comedy with his unique brand of political satire. He also hosts CricInfo: Andy Zaltzman’s World Cricket Podcast. TICKETS £13 (inc fees)

9 THE JOHN GODBER COMPANY & THEATRE ROYAL WAKEFIELD PRESENT

The Empty Nester’s Club by John Godber TUES 14 - WED 15 FEB, 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE Join Vicky Barret for the inaugural meeting of The Empty Nesters' Club. If your children have left home and the nest is empty, this is the group for you! Vicky will share her story of empty bedrooms, fresher's flu, boyfriends, long goodbyes, motorway service stations and trips to Ikea; and how she fought back to be the woman she is today: exhausted! Written and directed by John Godber.

HHHH NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE PRESENTS

Saint Joan

(Live Screening) THURS 16 FEB, 7PM • MAIN HOUSE Joan: daughter, farm girl, patriot, soldier, leader, victor, icon, witch, heretic, saint, martyr, woman. Josie Rourke directs Gemma Arterton (Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production. TICKETS £11 (inc fees)

“A ‘post-mining’ drama with real emotional impact” The Guardian on last year’s “Shafted”

PERFORMANCE TIMES TUES 14 -WED 15 7.30PM TICKETS £15 (inc fees) £12 CONC (inc fees)

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SAT 11 FEB, 7.45PM • STUDIO


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ROBERT HABERMANN PRESENTS

Frank Sinatra His Way!

FRI 17 FEB, 7.45PM • STUDIO Telling the remarkable story of Frank Sinatra, from band singer with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, to becoming the 'pop idol' of the bobby soxers in the 1940s. TICKETS £15 (inc fees)

YELLOWSTONE EVENTS LTD PRESENTS

Viva Neil Diamond FRI 24 FEB, 7.45PM • STUDIO

The UK's very own 'voice of Neil' Bob Drury ('The Neil Diamond Story') takes to the road with 'Viva Neil Diamond', a brand new one-man stage show simply bursting with Neil Diamond gems! TICKETS £15 (inc fees)

THE RONNIE SCOTT’S ALL STARS PRESENTS

Ronnie Scott’s All Stars: 1959 - The Year that Shaped Jazz SAT 18 FEB, 7.30PM • MAIN HOUSE It has been dubbed ‘the greatest year in Jazz’ and there was definitely something in the air in 1959 … Castro became Prime Minister of Cuba, Pan-Am started regular flights around the world and NASA put seven astronauts into space. From Miles Davis’ ‘A Kind of Blue’ through to John Coltrane’s ‘Giant Steps’ -1959 saw the recording and release of perhaps the most influential jazz albums of all time.

“The essence and spirit of true passion for music of this band shines through.” Sussex Jazz Magazine

PERFORMANCE TIMES SAT 7.30PM TICKETS £18 (inc fees)


SPRING 2017 / FEBRUARY MARKIN PROJECTS LTD PRESENTS

SUN 19 FEB, 11.30AM &1.30PM • STUDIO

WED 22 FEB, 7.45PM • STUDIO

Explore the wow-world of colours with this curious little owl who is determined to stay awake to see what day light brings.

Adrian Berry’s acclaimed sell-out production comes to the Key Theatre in this tale of a young David Bowie obsessive. Martin is a boy with problems - an illness no-one understands and a head full of sound and vision. So when an unexpected gift arrives on his birthday, Martin embarks on a thrilling journey in the footsteps of his obsession, leading him to discover some long-hidden truths about himself. What follows will change his life forever...

Wow! Said the Owl

From the warm pink glow of dawn through to a day filled with the bright colours of green leaves, blue sky, grey clouds and, finally, a stunning rainbow - ‘WOW!’.

But despite the beauty of the daytime world, the little owl decides that the night-time stars are the most beautiful of all. This show charms young and old alike.

“The wit to woo young and old." The Guardian

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

“This tender, tentative play paints the incomparable David Bowie as a sort of patron saint of coutcasts." The Guardian

PERFORMANCE TIMES SUN 11.30AM & 1.30PM Running time 1 hour 15 mins

PERFORMANCE TIMES WED 7.45PM

TICKETS £9 (inc fees) £7 CONC (inc fees)

TICKETS £15 (inc fees)

Age Guidance: 2+

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11 A LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE PRODUCTION


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12 BIG WOODEN HORSE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

JSEP LTD PRESENTS

WED 22 – THURS 23 FEB, WED AT 1:30PM & THURS AT 11AM AND 2PM • MAIN HOUSE

FRI 24 - SAT 25 FEB, 7.30PM • MAIN HOUSE

Monstersaurus

This brand new show from the creators of Aliens Love Underpants is monster-ously good! Follow the young inventor Monty as he creates a whole world of whacky inventions and incredible monsters! This energetic show full of thrills, spills, magic and mayhem will delight the whole family – with original music and plenty of audience participation!

Macca: The Concert Reuniting the cast of the Hit West End musical, ‘Let it Be’ and starring Emanuelle Angeletti as Paul McCartney, this is a celebration of the life and music of a legend. The show includes all of McCartney’s solo hits, along with a selection of Beatles favourites and a recreation of ‘Wings In Concert’. Using state of the art visual media projection throughout, this show is unrivalled within the current theatre circuit today.

“The kids were fully engaged throughout the show as the music and songs were excellent.” Child Friendly Brighton

PERFORMANCE TIMES WED 1.30PM THURS 11AM & 2PM Running time 50 Minutes

PERFORMANCE TIMES FRI - SAT 7.30PM

TICKETS £13.50 (inc fees)

TICKETS £22 (inc fees)

Age Guidance: 3+


The Sleeping Beauty (Live Screening)

SAT 25 FEB, 1.30PM & 3.30PM • STUDIO

TUE 28 FEB, 7PM • MAIN HOUSE

Join us in a magical world of colour. Can you feel the excitement of the deep blue sea, the green peacefulness of nature, or bravely go where no child has ever been… inside an orange?

Journey with The Royal Ballet to an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells in this landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet, to glorious music by Tchaikovsky.

TICKETS £8 (inc fees)

TICKETS £11 (inc fees)

MBM INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS

Cilla and the Shades

Letz Zep

THURS 2 MAR, 7.30PM • MAIN HOUSE

SAT 4 MAR, 7.30PM • MAIN HOUSE

A tribute to Cilla & the Shades of the 60s this stunning tribute to the life of Cilla glides through the 60s. Led by the gorgeous Shades trio, reflecting on one of music’s most defining eras and some of its biggest stars.

45 years ago legendary British rock band Led Zeppelin released their best work, their untitled fourth album. Now Letz Zep are the most successful and in demand tribute act to Led Zeppelin on the planet!

TICKETS £19 (inc fees)

TICKETS £18/£16 CONC (inc fees)

SPRING 2017 / FEBRUARY

The Colour of Me

THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE PRESENTS

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WIGGLE DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS


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BLACKEYED THEATRE PRESENTS

Frankenstein

ALAN BEARMAN MUSIC PRESENTS

Leveret

WED 1 MAR, 7.30PM • MAIN HOUSE

FRI 3 MAR, 7.30PM • MAIN HOUSE

“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.” Geneva. 1816. Victor Frankenstein obsesses in the pursuit of nature’s secret, the elixir of life itself. This is a brand new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic horror masterpiece fusing ensemble storytelling, live music, puppetry and stunning theatricality. Frankenstein promises a fresh, exciting take on what is widely considered to be a landmark work of romantic, gothic and science fiction literature.

Leveret's music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but sounds fresh and new, with original settings of ancient tunes sitting alongside new compositions by some of today's finest tunesmiths in the folk field. Fiddler Sam Sweeney is the current BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 'Musician of the Year', thanks to his work in Bellowhead and Eliza Carthy's Wayward Band.

PERFORMANCE TIMES WED 7.30PM

PERFORMANCE TIMES FRI 7.30PM

TICKETS £17 (inc fees) £13 OVER 60'S (inc fees) £11 SCHOOLS (inc fees)

TICKETS £15 (inc fees)


SPRING 2017 / MARCH VICACITY ARTS AND JUMPED UP THEATRE PRESENT

SUN 5 MAR, 7.30PM • MAIN HOUSE

MON 6 MAR, ALL DAY • STUDIO

It is now 50 years since The Barron Knights started touring the world with their unique style of comedy and rock'n'roll. You are guaranteed to leave a Barron Knights show with the feeling that you have had a tremendous night out.

Vivacity Arts and Jumped Up Theatre are teaming up to provide a day of support and opportunities for theatre-makers creating work in and around Peterborough as part of Season Two of Platform8. Theatre-makers sign up to take part at www.jumpeduptheatre.com/homegrown and to find details of public performances of works-in-progress.

PERFORMANCE TIMES SUN 7.30PM

PERFORMANCE TIMES ALL DAY MON

Barron Knights

TICKETS £19 (inc fees)

Homegrown and Scratched

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15 PETE LANGFORD PRESENTS


We are thrilled to annouce that the Key Comedy festival returns for its Fifth year. Thurs 9 March – Sun 12 March

James Acaster: Trelogy THURS 09 - SAT 11 MARCH RECOGNISE: THURS 9 MARCH 8PM • MAIN HOUSE REPRESENT: FRI 10 MARCH 8PM • MAIN HOUSE RESET: SAT 11 MARCH 5PM • MAIN HOUSE TICKETS: £17 (INC FEES) £43 ALL THREE (INC FEES)

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Gary Delaney

Jamali Maddix

SAT 11 MARCH

SAT 11 MARCH

8PM • MAIN HOUSE

7.45PM • STUDIO

TICKETS: £16 (INC FEES)

TICKETS: £13/£11 CONC (INC FEES)

GARY THINKS A GOOD JOKE SHOULD BE LIKE A DRUNK GLASWEGIAN, SHORT AND PUNCHY.

FRESH FROM A SELLOUT RUN AT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE!

The Noise Next Door FRI 10 MARCH 7.45PM • STUDIO TICKETS: £13.50/£11.50 CONC (INC FEES) AN EVENING OF SIDE-SPLITTING JOKES, JAW-DROPPING CHARACTERS AND MIND-BLOWING SONGS.

Rob Beckett

Nish Kumar

SUN 12 MARCH

SUN 12 MARCH

8PM • MAIN HOUSE

7.45PM • STUDIO

TICKETS: £17 (INC FEES)

TICKETS: £13/£11 CONC (INC FEES)

THE MOUTH OF THE SOUTH RETURNS!

A COMEDY SHOW ABOUT HISTORY, DEMOCRACY AND CAPITALISM.

AGE GUIDANCE 14+


SPRING 2017 / CALENDAR

Calendar

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JANUARY

SPRING SEASON

JAN-APR

FEBRUARY

Wed 11 The Tempest (Live Screening)

7pm

5

Thur 2

Amadeus (Live Screening)

7pm

6

Tue 24

7.45pm

5

Fri 3

Swinging at the Cotton Club

7.30pm

7

Wed 25 Stoat Hall

7.45pm

5

Fri 3

Key Comedy Night: Adam Kay

7.45pm

7

Thur 26 Stoat Hall

2.30pm 7.45pm

5

Sat 4

Gerry Cross the Mersey

7.30pm

8

Fri 27

Stoat Hall

7.45pm

5

Fri 27

Miles Jupp - SOLD OUT

Sat 28

Stoat Hall

2.30pm 7.45pm

5

Sat 28

Romeo and Juliet

2.30pm 7.30pm

6

Sun 29 The Boy with Tape on His Face

4pm 8pm

5

Tues 31 Il Trovatore (Live Screening)

7.15pm

6

Stoat Hall

Wed 8

Woolf Works (Live Screening)

7.15pm

7

Fri 10

Ella Fitzgerald 100

7.30pm

8

Fri 10

Chekhov’s Shorts

7.45pm

7

Sat 11

Andy Zaltzman

7.45pm

9

Tue 14

The Empty Nester’s Club

7.30pm

9

Wed 15 The Empty Nester’s Club

7.30pm

9

Thur 16 Saint Joan (Live Screening)

7pm

9

Fri 17

Frank Sinatra – His Way!

7.45pm

10

Sat 18

Ronnie Scott’s All Stars: 1959 – The Year that Shaped Jazz

7.30pm

10

Sun 19 Wow! Said the Owl

11.30am 1.30pm

11

Wed 22 Monstersaurus

1.30pm

12

Wed 22 From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

7.45pm

11

Thur 23 Monstersaurus

11am 2pm

12

HAVE YOUR SAY ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Fri 24

Macca; The Concert

7.30pm

12

Fri 24

Viva Neil Diamond

7.45pm

10

JOIN US ON...

Sat 25

The Colour of Me

1.30pm 3.30pm

13

Sat 25

Macca; The Concert

7.30pm

12

7pm

13

The Sleeping Beauty Tues 28 (Live Screening)

FAMILY DRAMA COMEDY VARIETY SPOKEN WORD


MARCH

Wed 1

Frankenstein

7.30pm

14

Thur 2

Cilla and the Shades

7.30pm

13

Fri 3

Leveret

7.30pm

14

Fri 24

Patsy Cline: The Concert She Never Gave

7.30pm

23

Sun 26 The Real Thing

7.30pm

24

Wed 29 You’ve Got a Friend

7.30pm

24

Wed 29 The Pillowman

7.45pm

25

7.15pm

24

Sat 4

Letz Zep

7.30pm

13

Sun 5

Barron Knights

7.30pm

15

Mon 6

Homegrown and Scratched

All Day

15

Madama Butterfly Thur 30 (Live Screening)

Tue 7

Hysteria

7.30pm

20

Thur 30 The Pillowman

7.45pm

25

Wed 8

Hysteria

7.30pm

20

Fri 31

Syd Lawrence Orchestra

7.30pm

25

Thur 9

James Acaster - Recognise

8pm

16

Fri 31

The Pillowman

7.45pm

25

The Three Degrees

7.30pm

26

Fri 10

The Noise Next Door

7.45pm

17

Fri 10

James Acaster - Represent

8pm

16

APRIL

Sat 11

James Acaster - Reset

5pm

16

Sat 1

Sat 11

Jamali Maddix

7.45pm

17

Sat 1

The Pillowman

7.45pm

25

Sat 11

Gary Delaney

8pm

17

Sun 12 Nish Kumar

7.45pm

17

Thur 6

Three (National Youth Theatre Connections)

6pm 8pm

27

Sun 12 Rob Beckett

8pm

17

Thur 6

Twelfth Night (Live Screening)

7pm

27

Fri 17

Music Festival

7.30pm

21

Sat 18

Music Festival

7.30pm

21

Sun 19 The Never Ending Nightmare

7.30pm

22

Wed 22 An Evening with an Immigrant

7.45pm

22

7pm

23

Thur 23

Hedda Gabler (Delayed Live Screening)

Mon 10 Georgie Fame

7.30pm

27

Tue 11

7.15pm

28

Thur 13 Chester Tuffnut

1.30pm 3.30pm

28

Sat 15

Little Mix Experience

2pm

28

Wed 19 Goldilocks and the Three Bears

2pm 4pm 6pm

29

Thur 20 Beauty and the Beast

3pm 7pm

29

Fri 21

1pm 5pm

29

Jewels (Live Screening)

Beauty and the Beast

Fri 28

Lee Memphis King

7.30pm

28

Sat 29

Lee Memphis King

7.30pm

28

MUSICAL THEATRE SCREENINGS DANCE COMMUNITY MUSIC

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LONDON CLASSIC THEATRE PRESENTS

Hysteria

TUES 7 - WED 8 MAR, 7.30PM • MAIN HOUSE 1938. Hampstead, London. Sigmund Freud has fled Nazioccupied Austria and settled in leafy Swiss Cottage. The ageing Freud intends to spend his last days in peaceful contemplation, but when Salvador Dali pays a visit, and discovers a naked woman in the closet, intoxicating mayhem ensues. An acknowledged modern classic, Terry Johnson’s hilarious farce explores the fallout when two of the twentieth century’s most brilliant and original minds collide. Terry Johnson is one of the UK’s most celebrated contemporary playwrights. His notable successes include 'Mrs Henderson Presents' and 'Dead Funny' with 'Hysteria' winning the 'Laurence Olivier Award' for 'Best Comedy' in 1994.

“Remarkable theatre, impeccably presented” PERFORMANCE TIMES TUE & WED 7.30PM TICKETS £16 (inc fees) £15 CONC (inc fees)


SPRING 2017 / MARCH

Peterborough Music Festival FRI 17 - SAT 18 MAR, 7.30PM • MAIN HOUSE & STUDIO The Peterborough Music Festival is an annual competition which has been part of Peterborough’s heritage since 1925. Join us for a week of exceptional musical performances by the region’s best young musicians. Highlights of the week include the New Youth Music Showcase, Fri 17 March 7.30pm and the Final Concert including the contest to name the Peterborough Young Musician of the Year, Sat 18 March at 7.30pm. See the Festival website for full details: peterboroughmusicfestival.org.uk.

PERFORMANCE TIMES FRI - SAT 7.30PM TICKETS FRI £4 (inc fees) FRI £2 CONC (inc fees) SAT £5 (inc fees) SAT £3 CONC (inc fees)

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22 CIRCUS OF HORRORS LTD PRESENTS

FUEL WITH BLACK THEATRE LIVE PRESENT

SUN 19 MAR, 7.30PM • MAIN HOUSE

WED 22 MAR, 7.45PM • STUDIO

The Circus of Horrors celebrates its 21st anniversary as it takes to the road with its latest incarnation “The Never-ending Nightmare”. The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre, brave & beautiful acts all woven into an Alice in Horrorland type story driven by a mainly original soundscape & performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek! This is not the first time that The Circus of Horrors has created history as it became the only circus ever to reach the finals of Britain’s Got Talent!

Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in what is now considered by many to be Boko Haram territory, in 1996 award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams left Nigeria for England aged 12, moved to Ireland for three years, before returning to London and starting work as a writer and graphic designer. Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, Inua will tell his ridiculous, fantastic, poignant immigrant-story of escaping fundamentalist Islam.

PERFORMANCE TIMES SUN 7.30PM

PERFORMANCE TIMES WED 7.45PM

TICKETS £25 (inc fees)

TICKETS £12 (inc fees)

The Never Ending Nightmare

Age Guidance: 16+

An Evening with an Immigrant


SPRING 2017 / MARCH

Hedda Gabler

(Delayed Live Screening)

CHIMES INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS

THURS 23 MAR, 7PM • MAIN HOUSE

Sandy Kelly & Geroge Hamilton IV

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.

Patsy Cline with

FRI 24 MAR, 7.30PM • MAIN HOUSE An evening of song, laughter and legendary stories is promised when you come along to this enthralling tribute to the music, life and times of one of the world’s biggest country music stars: Patsy Cline. Featuring the star of the West End production ‘Patsy’, the fabulously talented ‘Sandy Kelly’ with special guest from the USA ‘George Hamilton V’. This show promises to capture the hearts of legions of fans all over the show, leaving you wanting more.

PERFORMANCE TIMES THURS 7PM

PERFORMANCE TIMES FRI 7.30PM

TICKETS £11 (inc fees)

TICKETS £23.50 (inc fees)

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23 NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE PRESENTS


SPRING 2017 / MARCH

MAPLE TREE ENTERTAINMENT LTD PRESENTS

You’ve Got a Friend

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BARRY COLLINGS ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS

The Real Thing

SUN 26 MAR, 7.30PM • MAIN HOUSE Britain’s No. 1 Soul Band celebrate an incredible 40 years in the business. The three original vocalists, Chris and Eddie Amoo and Dave Smith perform with their own 5 piece band in a performance that includes all their million selling hits.

WED 29 MAR, 7.30PM • MAIN HOUSE Celebrating two of the greatest writers of all time - James Taylor and Carole King. This is a musical journey intertwining hits including ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’, ‘You Make Me Feel (Like a Natural Woman)’ TICKETS £19.50 (inc fees)

THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE PRESENTS

Madama Butterfly (Live Screening) PERFORMANCE TIMES SUN 7.30PM TICKETS £23.50 (inc fees) £21 CONC (inc fees)

THURS 30 MAR, 7.15PM • MAIN HOUSE With ravishing music and a heart-breaking story. Much-loved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, in Leiser and Caurier’s stunningly beautiful production. TICKETS £11 (inc fees)


SPRING 2017 / MARCH

The Pillowman

Syd Lawrence Orchestra

WED 29 MAR - SAT 1 APR, 7.45PM • STUDIO

FRI 31 MAR, 7.30PM • MAIN HOUSE

In an interrogation room in an unnamed totalitarian dictatorship, Katurian Katurian, a writer, is being interrogated by two detectives. Next door, Katurian’s mentally disabled brother Michal waits. The detectives want to know why Katurian’s stories feature gruesome plots about child murder and torture, and in particular, why they seem to mirror a string of recent child murders in the area. Drawing on inspiration as diverse as Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Kafka, and Antonin Artaud, The Pillowman is a dark, twisty, and utterly unforgettable masterpiece from one of Ireland’s most treasured writers.

This fizzy and frisky, glittering gem of a show remains the best entertainment in town as Chris Dean and The Syd Lawrence Orchestra deliver another full-throttle performance. Offering the bubbly verve and energy of that glorious music with a hearty helping of nostalgia, you can hear the music of the swing era bought back to life. Featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Quincy Jones, Billy May, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many more.

PERFORMANCE TIMES WED - SAT 7.45PM

PERFORMANCE TIMES FRI 7.30PM

TICKETS £10

TICKETS £18.50 (inc fees)

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25 PETERBOROUGH MASK PRESENTS


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BARRY COLLINGS ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS

The Three Degrees

SAT 1 APR, 7.30PM • MAIN HOUSE Famous for their ever-constant line-up and most royal of fans, Prince Charles! The Three Degrees have been producing hits since 1963. The Three Degrees are well known for their soulful voices, beautiful gowns, and fabulous stage shows and are known all around the world with tracks such as the classics ‘When Will I See You Again’, and ‘Everybody's Going to the Moon’, bringing their unique sound into the mainstream. The Three Degrees are Helen Scott, Valerie Holiday and Freddie Pool.

“The ladies had everyone dancing and following their moves with an excellent toe-tapping, hip-shaking rendition of Boogie Wonderland” Native Monster: Entertainment Unleashed

PERFORMANCE TIMES SAT 7.30PM TICKETS £26 (inc fees)


(Live Screening)

KINDRED KYT PRESENTS

Three (National Youth Theatre Connections) THURS 6 APR, 6PM & 8PM • STUDIO It’s a long, hot summer. Six teenagers are in various states of lust, longing and unrequited love. A boy has a crush on the girl next door; two teenagers meet for a blind date and a shy girl with a secret makes friends with the most popular girl in her class. Thanks to the inner voice trailing around after each character, we get to hear what they’re all saying and thinking.

THURS 6 APR, 7PM • MAIN HOUSE Tamsin Greig is Malyolia in a new twist on Shakespeare's classic comedy of mistaken identity. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. TICKETS £11 (inc fees)

THE JOHN BODDY AGENCY LLP PRESENTS

Georgie Fame PERFORMANCE TIMES THURS 6PM & 8PM TICKETS £9 £8 CONC

MON 10 APR, 7.30PM • MAIN HOUSE With his much loved blend of Jazz and Rhythm & Blues, Georgie Fame has consistently worked in the highest musical circles and rightly claims a place amongst the icons of the British music scene. TICKETS £22 (inc fees)

SPRING 2017 / APRIL

Twelfth Night

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NT LIVE PRESENTS


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THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE PRESENTS

Jewels

(Live Screening)

GOMITO THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

Chester Tuffnut

TUE 11 APR, 7.15PM • MAIN HOUSE

THURS 13 APR, 1.30PM & 3.30PM • STUDIO

Balanchine’s evocation of the sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a brilliant ballet classic. The virtuoso choreography, the intensity of the soloists and the precision of the company shine in this production.

Chester Tuffnut isn’t your ordinary treemole, he is one of kind! Chester likes wearing jumpers and sitting in his armchair, but most of all he loves adventure!

TICKETS £11 (inc fees)

TICKETS £6 (inc fees)

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS

JSEP LTD PRESENTS

SAT 15 APR, 2PM • MAIN HOUSE

FRI 28 - SAT 29 APR, 7.30PM • MAIN HOUSE

Four hugely talented girls pay tribute to one of the UK’s finest girl-bands with breath-taking dance moves and some of the finest vocals in the UK. Packed with all of Little Mix’s greatest hits and it’s suitable for all ages!

Lee Memphis King - Elvis Tribute Artist, recreates the essence of Elvis Presley - with consummate ease and an almost unbelievable combination of stunning accurate vocals, and incredible passion into every performance.

TICKETS £13.50 (inc fees)

TICKETS £21 (inc fees)

Little Mix Experience

Lee Memphis King


SPRING 2017 / APRIL ANTON BENSON PRODUCTIONS LTD PRESENTS

WED 19 APR • MAIN HOUSE

THURS 20 - FRI 21 APR • MAIN HOUSE

With sell-out performances and hugely successful CBeebies TV adaptations, including Ugly Duckling and Tortoise & the Hare, Northern Ballet’s productions especially for children are not to be missed. Now the magic continues with a brand-new retelling of Goldilocks & the Three Bears.

Belle lives a quiet provincial life in the village of Ooh La La… until an Evil Enchantress arrives in town. Belle’s father accidentally stumbles across a terrifying Beast and his daughter is taken captive… Now it is up to Jolly King Cheggers, the village idiot Wally, Dame Dolly Doolittle and the mysterious Fairy Tale to save the day and unlock the Beast’s magical secret. Arriving Easter 2017!

PERFORMANCE TIMES WED 2PM WED 4PM WED 6PM

PERFORMANCE TIMES THURS 3PM & 7PM FRI 1PM & 5PM

TICKETS £10 (inc fees) £7.50 CHILD (inc fees) £32 FAMILY (inc fees)

TICKETS £17 (inc fees) £15 CONC (inc fees) £58 FAMILY (inc fees)

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Beauty and the Beast

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BEST MUSICAL

VIVACITY KEY THEATRE, PETERBOROUGH

16-19th August

Evenings at 730pm Saturday matine at 230pm

01733 207239

or online at www.vivacity-peterborough.com www.kindreddrama.com


Spring workshops Brighten up dark days by trying something new this spring Get hands on with these traditional skills workshops and discover your talents in anything from willow sculpture to historic cookery - and much more! Find us on Facebook Badge

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SPRING 2017 / COMING SOON

COMING SOON TO THE KEY THEATRE SUMMER 2017 SEASON FULL HOUSE THEATRE PRESENTS

The Elves and the Shoemaker

SAT 13 MAY, 1.30PM & 3.30PM • STUDIO In this topsy-turvy re-telling we meet Geoff, a lovable retired shoemaker. Now in his twilight years Geoff struggles with his memory and the patchwork of his past. The show features original toe-tapping music, laugh out loud characters, puppetry and even a little bit of real magic! Just like a comfy old slipper, The Elves and the Shoemaker is a story sure to make old and young alike feel all warm and cosy inside.

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TICKETS £9 (inc fees)

An Audience with Ian Waite & Natalie Lowe

BIRMINGHAM STAGE COMPANY PRESENTS

FRI 26 MAY, 7.30PM • MAIN HOUSE

WED 31 MAY - THURS 1 JUN, 1.30PM & 4.30PM • MAIN HOUSE

The dance showcase spectacular will give full on entertainment with a romantic feel and will transport you away to a place of wonderful moments, with laughter and stories along the way. TICKETS £27/£25.50 CONC (inc fees)

Horrible Histories - The Best of Barmy Britain! Could you beat battling Boudicca? Will King John be a martyr for the Magna Carta? Will you lose your heart or your head to Henry VIII? It's the history of Britain with the nasty bits left in! TICKETS £16 (inc fees) Age guidance 5+


SPRING 2017 / RIVERSIDE BAR

DON’T QUEUE AT THE INTERVAL! WHY NOT PREORDER YOUR DRINKS BEFORE THE SHOW? Simply fill in one of our order slips located around the bar and hand it to a member of staff. Your interval drinks will be waiting for you.

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BOOKING INFORMATION OPENING HOURS

The box office is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 30 minutes after the start of the performance. Box office will close at 6pm when there is no evening performance. Sunday opening times are from an hour before the start of a performance to 30 minutes after curtain up. CHILDREN IN ATTENDANCE

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult age 16+. Babes in arms tickets are available please contact box office. All children must have a valid ticket. Pushchairs will not be allowed in the auditorium.

ACCESS

Infra-red induction loop hearing systems are available from box office. Guide dogs are welcome - please inform box office at time of booking to ensure a suitable seat is available. Wheelchair spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis with carers’ seats available next to them. Please specify at time of booking. Essential carers attending with a disabled patron will receive a free ticket. Proof may be required. PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS.

A limited number of booster seats are available. Customers may bring their own booster cushions/ seats with permission of the duty manager.

If you require assistance during your visit to the Key Theatre please advise box office in advance or on the day.

GIFT VOUCHERS

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES

The Key Theatre offers gift vouchers which can be used in part or full payment for tickets. Ask the box office for more details.

• Automatic doors • Accessible toilets • Lift to first floor and studio

LOCATION

VIVACITY KEY THEATRE

The perfect present for anyone who loves the theatre!

The Key Theatre is set on the embankment between the River Nene and Peterborough Cathedral. Just outside of the city centre, the theatre is easily accessible by road, with ample parking adjacent to the theatre, by rail, as part of the country’s major train links, or by foot.

• Disabled on street parking adjacent to the theatre

Embankment Road, Peterborough, PE1 1EF key.theatre@vivacity-peterborough.com 01733 207 239 vivacity-peterborough.com

Terms & Conditions: Tickets are non refundable. Concessions are subject to availability. Only one discount per ticket will apply. Proof of status may be required at time of booking. A £1 per ticket booking fee applies to all transactions unless otherwise stated. The fee is included in the advertised ticket price. Data Protection: The Key Theatre is committed to upholding the data protection principles of good information handling. The Key Theatre is part of Vivacity Culture and Leisure a registered charitable trust. Registered charity no 1138230. All details in this brochure are correct at the time of going to press. The Key Theatre reserves the right to alter the programme details without prior notice as necessary.


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