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Autumn 2012

Icarus Theatre Collective present Romeo and Juliet

The Key Theatre

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Welcome to the Key Theatre Autumn Season We’re delighted to welcome you to our autumn preview brochure, which showcases some of the highlights of our packed autumn programme. If you’ve not visited the Key Theatre before, or you’ve not been for a while, please pay us a visit. From drama to dance, poetry to film, music to family friendly shows, we have something for everyone, both in our 360 seat main auditorium or our more intimate studio space. With its riverside setting and glass walled bar, the Key Theatre is the perfect setting for an evening out. And you can enjoy a pre or post-theatre meal at Riva restaurant, with its outdoor terrace for those warmer autumn evenings. Please call our Box Office on 01733 207239 to discuss your booking and take advantage of some fantastic Show Deals – book three or more shows and take advantage of some great savings (selected shows only, please ask Box Office for details). We look forward to welcoming you to the Key Theatre soon. The Key Theatre team

About the Key Theatre The Key Theatre is part of Vivacity Peterborough Culture and Leisure, a not-for-profit charitable trust. We look after many of the culture, leisure, arts and heritage facilities in Peterborough and put on numerous events throughout the year, including the annual Peterborough Arts Festival. More information about Vivacity can be found at vivacity-peterborough.com, or follow us on facebook and twitter for the latest updates.

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Contents Family

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Drama

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Music

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Performance

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Comedy

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Film

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Dance

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Spoken word

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How to book

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Full autumn listings

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Family Discover magical and enchanting experiences for younger children and their families

Long Nose Puppets present

Penguin

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Saturday 8 September Performances 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm TICKETS: £5 Ben is delighted when he rips open his present, inside is a penguin. "Hello Penguin!" says Ben. Penguin says nothing. Ben tickles Penguin; he pulls his funniest face; he puts on a happy hat, sings a silly song and does a dizzy dance. Penguin says nothing. So…… Ben fires Penguin into OUTER SPACE, Penguin comes back to earth without a word! Long Nose Puppet’s new show PENGUIN is based on the award-winning book by Polly Dunbar. Exciting, surreal and full of surprises, it’s a spectacular theatre experience for all ages, especially 3-7 year olds, with lively songs by Tom Gray of Gomez which will have everyone joining in! “Penguin addresses themes of anger, danger and love, and encourages children to remember events, read pictures and laugh.” The Times

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Blunderbus Theatre Company presents

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

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Friday 19 – Saturday 20 October Friday 11.30am and 1.30pm, Saturday 11.30am and 2pm TICKETS: £5.50 Friday, £6.50 Saturday Plop was a baby barn owl. He lived at the top of a tall tree, in a field. He was fat and fluffy with big round eyes and very knackety knees. Plop was exactly the same as every barn owl – except for one thing. He was AFRAID of the DARK. Discover a world of starry nights and moonlit adventures, based on the classic children’s book by Jill Tomlinson. This funny, gentle and reassuring tale is written especially for small people aged 3-7 (and grown-ups who sleep with the big light on!). “Packs charm in bucket loads.” The Stage “Totally captivating.” The Primary Times

Freehand Theatre presents

Little Red…. You Know Who! Thursday 1 October 11.30am and 2.30pm

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TICKETS: £6.50 Taking a well-known traditional story (you know which one!), this spell-binding play for young children follows a magical path through the woods. Freehand Theatre creates a memorable and reassuring journey with its delightful use of puppetry, colour and specially composed music. Listen to the song of the red box, watch a forest grow before your very eyes and find out how an endearing bear gets in on the action! Suitable for children aged 3 -7 www.freehandtheatre.co.uk

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The Key Theatre Company presents

Mother Goose

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Thursday 6 December – Sunday 6 January TICKETS £11-£16 (including concessions), family tickets available Join in the fun with the Key Theatre’s annual pantomime, the perfect Christmas treat for all the family.

The Key Theatre Presents

This year’s tale of the Goose that lays the golden eggs is sure to be an ‘eggsstravaganza’ that you won’t want to miss – with jokes, music, dance and good, clean, family fun throughout! The Key Theatre pantomimes are renowned for their top quality homegrown talent, and this year’s production, written and directed by Michael Cross, is no exception. With a fantastic view from every seat of the theatre’s intimate and friendly auditorium, it all adds up to the perfect panto! Choose from over 50 performances, with concessions for children, family tickets, and a range of party rates and other discounts available.

Crying Out Loud present French Circus sensations Atelier LeFeuvre et André with their internationally acclaimed double bill

Chez Moi Circus and Ni Omnibus

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Tuesday 20 November at 7.45pm TICKETS: £10 (£5 concessions) Chez Moi Circus – a juggler finds himself alone in his caravan, in front of an old television set. In this shrunken space he takes the audience on a journey through his life as an artist. With plenty of humour, objects come alive, but will everything really happen as it’s supposed to? Circus and transport are linked; it’s all about proportions. With Ni Omnibus the landscape comes indoors, music is the engine, the fittings are props and the bus becomes a theatre. Following performances at the International Mime Festival with their previous hit Le Jardin, experienced duo Didier André and Jean-Paul LeFeuvre bring their unique circus skills to the UK once again. Suitable for ages 7+ www.lefeuvre-andre.com 06

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Drama Theatre which challenges, inspires, moves and entertains

Duet For One

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Monday 8 – Thursday 11 October Nightly at 7.30pm, Wednesday matinee at 2.30pm TICKETS: £20 (£18 concessions) Directed by Robin Herford (The Woman in Black), Tom Kempinski’s multi-award-winning play returns to the stage with a major UK tour. Resonant with echoes of the life of cellist Jacqueline du Pré, Duet for One leads celebrated concert violinist Stephanie Abrahams (Haydn Gwynne (Peak Practice, Drop the Dead Donkey)) through a series of highly-charged encounters with her doctor, Alfred Feldman (William Gaunt (Sergeant Cork, Next of Kin)), as she is forced to re-evaluate her life and face a truth too difficult to comprehend. “A wonderfully sensitive play, positive and optimistic.” Financial Times

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

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Thursday 20 – Friday 21 September Nightly at 7.30pm TICKETS: £9 (£7.50 concessions), KEY I.P.: £7 A new two-handed version of Stephen Lowe’s original adaptation of Robert Tressell’s book. A group of decorators are joined by Owen, an artist and journeymanprophet with a vision of a just society. Owen’s spirited attacks on the greed and dishonesty of the capitalist system attempt to rouse his fellow men, the ‘philanthropists’ from their complacency. This enduring story is brought to life by two hugely talented performers – Neil Gore and Fine Time Fontayne – using the entertaining songs of the Edwardian times. “…a dazzling array of characters presented with theatrical skill and good humour.” The Stage

Original Theatre Company presents

Three Men In A Boat

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Friday 12 – Saturday 13 October Nightly at 7.30pm, Saturday matinée at 2.30pm TICKETS: £16 (£13 for over 60s, £8.50 for students) SHOWDEAL: £10 The highly acclaimed Original Theatre Company return to the Key Theatre this autumn with Jerome K. Jerome's classic tale of a boating misadventure. In an attempt to escape the stresses of city life, three friends J, Harris and George plus their faithful canine companion Montmorency, decide to take a boating jaunt between Kingston and Oxford. However, a trip intended to relax and rejuvenate quickly becomes a journey of unquenchable comedy. Full of energy, song and just three actors and a barmaid playing all the characters along with a handful of props (and a few pints of ale!), this imaginative adaptation creates all the high jinks and hilarity of the most famous boating holiday in history. www.originaltheatre.com 08

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Rumpus Theatre Company presents

Sherlock Holmes – A Study in Fear!

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Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 October Nightly at 7.30pm, Saturday matinee at 2.30pm TICKETS: Evening performances: £16 (£13 concessions) Saturday matinee: £12 KEY I.P.: £10, SHOWDEAL: £11 A gripping new play by John Goodrum based on the classic story The Final Problem by Arthur Conan Doyle, and starring Ian Sharrock, who will be hugely familiar to audiences from his ten years as Jackie Merrick in Emmerdale. The world’s most successful detective takes on the world’s most notorious villain... Sherlock Holmes, brilliant, flawed and inclined to justice, finally confronts Professor James Moriarty. Rumpus Theatre Company, whose previous productions include The Signalman and The Pit and the Pendulum, come to Peterborough as part of a national tour.

New Perspectives presents

Farm Boy

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Wednesday 31 October at 2pm and 4.30pm TICKETS: £10 (£7.50 for students), KEY I.P.: £9 New Perspectives, the East Midlands leading touring theatre company, bring Michael Morpurgo’s Farm Boy to the Key Theatre this autumn, following a sell-out run at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, a successful 2010 UK tour and a run at 2011 Brits off Broadway festival in New York. Farm Boy, the compelling sequel to Morpurgo’s much loved War Horse, tells the story of the changing face of the English countryside and centres on the bonds linking grandfather to grandson and ultimately both to the land. This delightful production combines drama, storytelling and original music.

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Icarus Theatre Collective present

Romeo & Juliet

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Tuesday 25 – Wednesday 26 September Nightly at 7.30pm, Wednesday matinée at 2.30pm TICKETS: £16 evenings, £15 for Wednesday matinee Concessions on all performances: £10 for students KEY I.P.: £3 off full price tickets This bold and exciting new production of Shakespeare’s most tragic tale from Icarus Theatre Collective follows their successful productions of Macbeth and Hamlet, which were both performed at the Key. In defiance of their families and in secrecy from their closest friends, hopeful young lives burn amidst a celestial and cataclysmic backdrop. Sun and moon shine down on starcrossed lovers as they hide their passion from their warring families and their closest friends. Lauded as one of the most fearless and dynamic theatre companies in the UK, Icarus Theatre Collective’s reputation for punchy and vibrant productions of contemporary and classic theatre continues to grow.

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Eastern Angles in association with the Key Theatre Peterborough, present

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Peterborough

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Thursday 27 – Saturday 29 September Nightly at 7.30pm TICKETS: £10, KEY I.P: £8.50 Fresh from a four-week run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Eastern Angles present this startling new theatre piece. Written by East Anglian playwright Joel Horwood, acclaimed for his work with the Lyric Hammersmith, Nabokov Theatre Company and the West Yorkshire Playhouse, I Peterborough is a no holds barred depiction of growing up in an overspill town. Lulu is a big bloke, with a dodgy wig, high-heels and delusions of celebrity. Teamed with his son Hew, both Peterborough born and bred, the two men form a dysfunctional double-act. With sounds from the seventies and eighties and a darkly comic cabaret-style theatre performance, the family’s lives are laid bare. Contains strong language “Horwood has genuine comic flair.” Evening Standard

Blackeyed Theatre, in association with South Hill Park, presents

Mother Courage and Her Children

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Thursday 22 November at 7.30pm TICKETS: £12.50 (£10 for students) Regarded by many as the greatest play of the 20th century and even the greatest anti-war play of all time, Mother Courage And Her Children asks fundamental questions about the effects our beliefs have on the world and the role of ideology in society and world affairs. Lee Hall’s (The Pitmen Painters, War Horse screenplay) brilliant translation of Brecht’s masterpiece is accessible, bang up to date and full of dark comedy. Brought to the stage by highly acclaimed Blackeyed Theatre with breathtaking ensemble performances and live music. Suitable for age 13+ “One of the most innovative, audacious companies working in contemporary English theatre.” The Stage www.blackeyedtheatre.co.uk

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Music An eclectic mix: the subtlety of timeless folk meets the unashamed entertainment of the tribute act

Kathryn Tickell: Northumbrian Voices

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Monday 24 September at 7.30pm TICKETS: £14.50 (£13.50 concessions) Live music, stories and songs… where the ordinary becomes extraordinary. Kathryn Tickell is the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes whose work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. This magical show is based on interviews and recordings Kathryn has done over the years with family members and the shepherd musicians from whom she learnt, including mouth organ player Will Atkinson and fiddler Willie Taylor. Three generations of musicians take part in this reflection of immensely strong communities, their music and collective stories. www.kathryntickell.com/northumbrian-voices

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick

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Sunday 21 October at 7.30pm TICKETS: £14.50 (£13.50 concessions) For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Dave Swarbrick first came to prominence on the folk scene as a young instrumental virtuoso in the Ian Campbell Folk Group. Having worked alongside other leading musicians such as Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, Beryl and Roger Marriott and A. L. Lloyd, he teamed up with Martin Carthy in 1966.

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Peggy Seeger

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Sunday 18 November at 7.30pm TICKETS: £14.50 (£13.50 concessions) An accomplished multi instrumentalist and singer, Peggy Seeger’s show is full of humour, pathos and great songs. Most of all, Peggy has an ability to interact and connect with her audience. Born in 1935, Peggy is Pete Seeger's half-sister and Ruth Crawford Seeger's daughter; her first life partner was the English songwriter Ewan MacColl, who wrote First Time Ever I Saw Your Face for her and to whom she bore three children. Peggy is known for her excellent renditions of AngloAmerican folksongs and for her activist songwriting, especially in the field of feminism. Her best-known pieces are Gonna Be an Engineer and The Ballad of Springhill, the latter of which is rapidly becoming regarded as a traditional song. "She can make a traditional song timeless yet as current as if written yesterday." Rich Warren WFMT

This remarkable pairing played an important part in the tremendous shake up given to British folk music in the middle to late 60s. The result was a new era of English instrumental folk music and a new approach to folk music altogether. Their experienced approach to their art lacks none of the fervour of their early days, and brings a maturity born of many years living with the music that is an integral part of their beings. All the old skills are demonstrated with a new collection of traditional songs and instrumentals. "Intense and demanding, this is hard core traditional music. Sublime fiddle playing and the passionate delivery of evocative old songs by their ablest interpretor." Telegraph

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ABBA Forever

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Saturday 27 October at 7.30pm TICKETS: £19 (£17 concessions) ABBA Forever is one of the UK’s leading international tribute shows and theatre audiences from across Great Britain and Sweden have long enjoyed this superb recreation of possibly the world‘s greatest pop band. The unique Abba sound is replicated with an incredible attention to detail, using a six-piece band featuring electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards and piano, drums and bass guitar. Two outstanding Abba girls complete the line-up, adding the essential glitz and glamour to a well-polished and gently humorous show. www.abbaforever.com

Jackson – Live in Concert

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Sunday 28 October at 8pm TICKETS: £19 (£17 concessions) Jackson – Live in Concert sees long-time fan and hugely talented Amir Sharma recreate the Michael Jackson experience with his stunning rendition of all his favourite songs. Amir’s portrayal of Michael Jackson in his prime has to be the most vocally and visually accurate tribute to the King of Pop to have ever toured UK theatres. Amir is joined on the stage by a cast of musicians, singers and dancers who work their way through all the hits. Jackson – Live in Concert features all-live vocals, fabulous costumes and of course, all the signature dance moves we all associate so fondly with the undisputed King of Pop.

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Performance Spectacles of music, song, dance and more…

Our Day Out

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Wednesday 15 - Saturday 18 August Nightly at 7.30pm, Saturday matinée at 2.30pm TICKETS: Wednesday and Thursday: £13, Friday: £14 Saturday matinée: £12, Saturday evening: £15 Concessions and KEY I.P: £10 The Key Youth Theatre is going back to its roots this summer, with a twist, as it presents the brand new updated version of Willy Russell’s classic Our Day Out. Our Day Out is the story of a school trip for Mrs Kay and her progress class, whose best laid plans for a fun day out at Alton Towers are scuppered by school tyrant Mr Briggs when he insists on going on the trip with them…. This all new version was first presented at the Royal Court in Liverpool in 2009 and was such a smash it that it reappeared a year later. KYT have been given special permission by Willy Russell himself to be the first company outside Liverpool to stage the show. Willy’s other work includes the long running West End smash Blood Brothers, the highly acclaimed Educating Rita and the Oscar nominated Shirley Valentine.

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Comedy From quietly amusing characters to laugh out loud hilarity

Soap Opera

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Monday 22 – Wednesday 24 October Nightly at 7.30pm, Wednesday matinée at 2.30pm TICKETS: £16 (£13 concessions), matinée: £12, KEY I.P: £10 SHOWDEAL: £11 Soap Opera is a spoof murder mystery set behind the scenes at the failing TV soap, 'Hollyenders Street'. Hollyenders Street has been on air for fifteen years, and viewing figures are the worst they've ever been. So a new, hard nosed producer is brought in to save the show. Before long, the cast are at war and everyone ends up unhappy. And then, somebody snaps. Blood is spilled and a body is discovered. Starring Leslie Grantham, (EastEnders), Graham Cole (The Bill), Louis Emerick (Mick Johnson from C4's Brookside), Michelle Gayle (Eastenders), Lee Otway (Hollyoaks) and the hilarious Kev Orkian.

Coming soon Key Comedy Nights In association with Bottle Rocket Comedy Club. Soon to be released, a season of comedy nights in the intimate surroundings of the Key Theatre Studio. Join the latest up and coming talent for what promises to be the best comedy showcase in town…

Visit vivacity-peterborough.com for full details.

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Film Explore comedy, romance, drama, thriller, animation and more

Key Shorts International Film Festival

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Monday 17 – Friday 21 September Nightly at 7.30pm TICKETS: £4, weekly tickets: £12.50 This autumn, join us for the inaugural Key Shorts International Film Festival of short films, a season of some of the most entertaining short films from around the world. Forty films from over twenty countries are programmed across five evenings, each bringing a wide range of styles and themes, from comedy to romance, drama to thriller and animation.

The season includes: The Piano Tuner from France. What happens when a piano tuner who pretends to be blind witnesses something he shouldn’t? Sugar from Holland. Borrowing a cup of sugar from a neighbour should be straightforward and uncomplicated… shouldn’t it? Crossing Salween from Ireland. A young girl, Ko Reh, escapes persecution through the jungles of Burma along with her mysterious guide. Tsuyako from Japan. An unhappy factory worker and mother has to make an impossible choice between duty, love and freedom. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore from the USA. This year’s best Oscar winning short animation, come and see why.

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Dance Bringing the stage alive, from the beautiful and classic to the cutting edge

Tango Motion

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Saturday 22 September From virtuoso displays of traditional tango dance to the exquisite sounds of 1930s Buenos Aires and the powerful Nuevo Tango music of Astor Piazzolla, Tango Motion is a breathtaking journey into the heart of Tango Argentino. Tango Motion features four of the world’s leading tango dancers, plus live music from acclaimed band Tango Siempre and the outstanding Argentinean singer Guillermo Rozenthuler. The Tango Motion musicians and dancers have previously appeared in the hit West End show Midnight Tango (with Strictly stars Vincent and Flavia), the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, Tango Por Dos, the Channel 4 film Dance and Madonna’s film Evita. “...a brilliant fusion of classical, tango, jazz and roots” The Guardian “...an effortless fusion of Latin passion and jazz virtuosity” Sunday Times www.tangomotion.co.uk

The Russian State Ballet present

Swan Lake

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Sunday 7 October at 7.30pm TICKETS: £23 (£19 concessions) Following sell-out shows in 2010 and 2011, the world famous Russian State Ballet and Opera Theatre return to Peterborough with Swan Lake, as part of a national tour. Featuring a timeless score from Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake is considered by many to be one of the greatest classical ballets of all time, replete with evocative music and beautiful dance. The ballet has captured the imagination of many generations over the years and continues to attract audiences worldwide, full of mystery and romance. 18

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Spoken Word Spotlight on the written and spoken word

Roger McGough: As Far As I Know

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Saturday 8 September at 7.30pm TICKETS: £15 (£12.50 concessions), £10 for under 16s Spend an evening with Roger McGough as he presents his new book of poems As Far As I Know. Hilarious and surreal, he is a poet of many voices. Menace and melancholy there may be, but with plenty of McGough's characteristic wit and wordplay too. For adults & 14+. Followed by book signing.

John Hegley: The Adventures of Monsieur Robinet

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Thursday 13 September at 7pm TICKETS: £8 (£5 for under 16s) Enjoy an evening of poetry and comedy with John Hegley as part of Peterborough’s first We Love Words Festival of Poetry and Literature. John Hegley has been performing poetry and music since 1970 when he started busking in Hull. Since then, he’s produced numerous books and performs all over the UK. He’s a true master at bringing poetry to life. The Adventures of Monsieur Robinet tells tales of a Frenchman with some unusual (but clean) habits and of his dog, Chirac. There is some love interest which appears rather one-sided and the extraordinary tapping of a television set, all of which make this a highly entertaining experience for the whole family.

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Key Theatre Booking Information

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The Key Theatre Box OfďŹ ce is open from 10am to 6pm, Mondays to Saturdays, and from an hour prior to performances until 30 minutes after curtain up on Sundays. A ÂŁ1.50 booking fee applies to all card and cheque transactions.

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Full Autumn listings

AUGUST ■ Our Day Out 15-18 August

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The Key Youth Theatre perform a new updated version of the Willy Russell classic.

SEPTEMBER ■ Where The Road Stops 1-30 September The Key Theatre and You’re In Control Theatre present a unique walking performance throughout September. 110 shows. One ticket per performance. One man. Many memories.

■ Penguin Saturday 8 September

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Long Nose Puppets present a new production based on the award-winning book by Polly Dunbar.

■ Roger McGough: As Far As I Know Saturday 8 September

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Spend an evening with Roger as he presents his new book of poems.

■ The Yeomen Of The Guard 12-15 September

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Peterborough Gilbert and Sullivan players present another favourite.

■ John Hegley: The Adventures of Monsieur Robinet Thursday 13 September

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The popular poet and musician gives a special performance in the Key Studio.

■ The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists 20-21 September

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A new two-handed version of Stephen Lowe’s original adaptation of Robert Tressell’s book.

■ Key Shorts 17-21 September

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The first Key Shorts International Film Festival of short films, a season of some of the most entertaining short films from around the world.

■ Tango Motion Saturday 22 September

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An exquisite evening of dance and music, taking you on a breathtaking journey into the heart of Tango Argentino.

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■ Kathryn Tickell: Northumbrian Voices Monday 24 September

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Live music, stories and songs… where the ordinary becomes extraordinary.

■ Romeo & Juliet 25-26 September

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Icarus Theatre Collective return with another Shakespeare classic.

■ 27-29 September

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Eastern Angles in association with the Key Theatre Peterborough present a new play, fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

■ The All New Blues Brothers Revue Saturday 29 September

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Join Jake and Elwood along with a full live band for an action-packed evening of Blues Brothers classics.

OCTOBER ■ Carmen the Musical 2-6 October

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Revellers Musical and Dramatic Society present a musical version of Bizet’s opera.

■ Swan Lake Sunday 7 October

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The Russian State Ballet return with another performance of the ever popular tale with music by Tchaikovsky.

■ Duet For One 8-11 October

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William Gaunt and Haydn Gwynne star in Tom Kempinski’s multi-award-winning play.

■ Three Men In A Boat 12-13 October

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The highly acclaimed Original Theatre Company return to the Key Theatre with Jerome K. Jerome's classic tale of a boating misadventure.

■ Shakespeare Schools Festival 15-16 October

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The UK’s largest Youth Drama Festival is returning to Peterborough this October.

■ The Counterfeit Stones Wednesday 17 October

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Top Rolling Stones tribute make their Key Theatre debut.

■ Sherlock Holmes – A Study in Fear! 18-20 October

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Ian Sharrock and Nicholas Briggs star in this new production from Rumpus Theatre Company.

■ The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark 19-20 October Blunderbus Theatre Company bring to life the classic children’s book by Jill Tomlinson.

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■ Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick Sunday 21 October

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The renowned folk musicians make their debut at the Key Theatre.

■ Soap Opera 22-24 October

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EastEnder Leslie Grantham leads an all-star cast in a new spoof murder mystery set behind the scenes at the failing TV soap.

■ An Evening with Pam Ayres Thursday 25 October

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Pam brings her latest show to the Key to coincide with the paperback release of her autobiography.

■ ABBA Forever Saturday 27 October

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A welcome return for one of the UK’s leading International tribute Shows.

■ Jackson – Live in Concert Sunday 28 October

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Following last year’s incredible sell-out show, we’re thrilled to welcome back Amir Sharma with his Jackson performance.

■ Farm Boy Wednesday 31 October

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Following recent productions of Private Peaceful and Friend or Foe, we’re thrilled to announce Michael Morpurgo’s compelling sequel to War Horse.

■ Little Red…. You Know Who! Thursday 1 October

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Freehand Theatre takes a well-known traditional story to create a spell-binding play for young children.

NOVEMBER ■ Peggy Seeger Sunday 18 November

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The legendary folk artist makes her Key Theatre debut.

■ Chez Moi Circus and Ni Omnibus Tuesday 20 November

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house and Crying Out Loud proudly present French Circus sensations Atelier LeFeuvre et Andre with their internationally acclaimed double bill.

■ Mother Courage And Her Children Thursday 22 November

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Blackeyed Theatre present Bertolt Brecht’s masterpiece.

DECEMBER ■ Mother Goose 6 December – 6 January

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The Key Theatre Company presents Peterborough’s original and best traditional family pantomime.

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