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Sstarring Beverley Callard as ‘Mari Hoff’, Ray Quinn as ‘Billy’, Joe McGann as ‘Ray Say’, Duggie Brown as ‘Mr Boo’ and Jess Robinson as ‘Little Voice’. In this heartwarming northern fairytale, shy Little Voice spends most of her time immersed in her late father’s record collection and perfecting her astonishing impersonations, much to the dismay of her fun loving, out of control mother Mari. Overheard singing by Ray Say, a hapless talent scout and Mari’s man of the moment, Little Voice is propelled to stardom as Ray sets about creating the show of the century in a dingy local working man’s club. With an agent from London coming and everything counting on this one performance, Mari and Ray’s ticket to the big time rests squarely on Little Voice’s shoulders. But has anyone asked Little Voice what she wants? Theatre Royal Nottingham

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FRI 1 - SAT 0 OCT Meet George Hussain Obama. The Mamba. Nairobi slum gangster. US President’s halfbrother. Born of the same Kenyan father - their lives worlds apart... The Mamba, means crocodile in Swahili. It is George’s gang name - he was always the first to snap. Barack Hussein Obama Snr was the father the two boys never really knew. Whilst one brother made it to the pinnacle of First World power, the other became selfstyled Third World President of African’s most lawless slum - Huruma. Enter Obama The Mamba’s secret world - his charm will captivate you. A true life story of fate, power and destiny. The global nature of this work and the relationship between rich and poor nations makes the play a potent production for 2012. Coinciding with the US elections, when Barack Obama’s history and upbringing will again come under scrutiny and the questions of whether a ‘Black Man’ should be President of the United States will undoubtedly

return. This will resonate very powerfully in the play, which raises some fundamental questions about who we are, what we look like and where we come from.

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ThursdAY 1 nOveMber Star of TV’s Superstar Ben Forster and Louise Kenny, are leading man and leading lady in A Night Of Dirty Dancing. Experience the brand-new spectacular featuring all the hits from everyone’s favourite dance movie Dirty Dancing. Set to be the year’s sexiest song and dance sensation, presented by an all-star cast of West End trained performers. Celebrated film Dirty Dancing boasted the greatest movie soundtrack of all time. All the hits are superbly performed in this fast moving, slickly choreographed theatrical treat including: She’s Like the Wind, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Be My Baby, Hungry Eyes and, of course, the Oscar-winning (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.

Take a trip back to the summer of ’63 and relive Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey’s sizzling performance in the ultimate coming of age romance. The whole world loves Dirty Dancing – from 80s box office smash, the first movie to sell 1 million videos, a number one single and album sales of 42 million worldwide, Dirty Dancing is truly iconic entertainment. A Night of Dirty Dancing – not the West End and touring musical, but the brand-new inspirational box office smash of the year. Thu 01/11/2012 - Royal & Derngate, Northampton. 01604 624 811 Wed 16/01/2013 - Belgrade, Coventry. 02476 553 055 Fri 26/04/2013 - Cresset, Peterborough. 01733 265 705

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Tue 9 Oct Fever PiTch From the rootlessness of 60’s suburbia and through the highbury turnstiles, hornby was instantly fixated with Arsenal Football club. This is his tale of family, football, class, identity and joy. The true story of what it is to be a fan, football supporters across the land will recognise themselves in Nick, regardless of their team allegiance. Their friends and families will recognise them too, and maybe understand them a bit better! www.thecastle.org.uk

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Fidelio 0QFSB.JOJNBCSJOHTVT#FFUIPWFOoTPOMZPQFSB SuN  & Fri 9 & SuN 11 NOv Florestan is a politicalprisoner, held in chains in an underground cell. His wife Leonore pretends to be a boy and finds employment at the prison calling herself Fidelio. The turnkey Jaquino is in love with Marzelline, daughter of the gaoler Rocco, but she falls for Fidelio. The governor Pizarro decides that Florestan must die. What can Leonore do? An imaginative and flexible re-structuring of arguably the greatest opera ever written. The glorious music is sung in the original German, while the spoken dialogue is given an ingenious new slant. This new production tells the story from Leonore’s point of view, as she reads extracts from her (English) memoirs,

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“Leonore’s story”, in her bookreading tour. An international cast has been engaged for this exciting production. Elizabeth Stannard (pictured), Minima’s Fidelio, leaped to fame in Australia last year when she stepped in at very short notice to sing the same role in Sydney Opera House.

Sunday, November 4th ~ Old Corset Factory, Great Easton, Leics ~ 6.00 pm ~ tickets £30 (incl supper) THIS PERFORMANCE IS SOLD OUT Friday, November 9th ~ Oakham Castle, Oakham ~ 7.00 pm ~ tickets £15. Sunday, November 11 ~ St Andrew’s Church, Great Easton ~ 7.00 pm ~ tickets £15 Tickets available by post from Sarah Hartle, 26, St Peter’s Court, Northampton NN1 1SH Check availabilty by phoning 01536 770298 Or online from WeGotTickets

Tue OcT 30 - SAT NOv 3 One of Northampton’s oldest Musical Theatre groups continues to entertain audiences with the county’s amateur premier of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical `Whistle Down the Wind`. Taking place in a small village in America’s Deep South, a devoutly religious 15-year-old girl, Swallow, discovers a mysterious, injured man hiding in her family’s barn. When she asks his identity, the first words he utters are ‘Jesus Christ’. Believing the man is in fact the real Jesus Christ, Swallow and the town’s other children vow to protect the stranger from the outside world. Meanwhile, the adults are on the

hunt for an escaped murderer. The show includes Lloyd Webber’s powerful songs, such as: When Children Rule the World, No Matter What, Tire Tracks and Broken Hearts and of course, Whistle Down the Wind, all with lyrics penned by Jim Steinman (of Meat Loaf fame). NMTC presents WhiSTle dOWN The WiNd at The Cripps Theatre, Northampton School for Boys. October 30 – November 3. Call the Box Office on 01604 258666, or go online at nmtc.me.uk. Group Discounts and Concession rates available

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FRI OCT 19 - SAT NOV 10 Looking Glass Theatre, presents its new interpretation of Michael Napier-Brown’s critically acclaimed adaptationof Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. Mysterious and mystical, darkly obsessive and wildly passionate, this production covers the full thirty sweeping years of the original, and is directed by James J. Smith. This professional production will be playing at The Royal & Derngate, Castle Theatre, Carnegie Hall and various other locations around Northamptonshire from October 19 to November 10. Looking Glass Theatre were quated as “One of the most inspirational theatre companies in Northamptonshire� by Daventry Calling

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ON UNTIL 18 OCTOBER Escape to a wonderful world of enchantment with this musical tale of the life of playwright J.M. Barrie, and the inspiration behind his classic book, The Adventures of Peter Pan. With his last play ‘The Wedding Guest’ a failure, James Barrie is crippled by writer’s block and success seems like a far-away land. But then while out walking with his dog Porthos in Kensington Gardens a chance encounter with widow Sylvia Llewellyn Davies and her four young sons (Jack, George, Michael and Peter) sends his heart and imagination soaring, and their friendship gives birth to a magical tale that will live forever.

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the our beliefs have on the world and the role of ideology in society and world affairs. Oct 15 - 16, Stantonbury Campus Theatre - 7.30pm Oct 17, Castle Theatre, Wellingborough - 7.30pm Nov 1 - 2, Uppingham Theatre - 7.15pm

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Wed 3rd Oct ‘0s Gold Tour 2012: Gerry And The Pacemakers + PJ Proby + Len ‘Chip’ Hawkes + The Animals & Friends De Montfort Hall Leicester Hats Off To Led Zeppelin The Castle Wellingborough The Selecter O2 Academy Leicester Thu 4th Oct The Moons, New Roadmender Northampton Loveable Rogues + Ace & Vis O2 Academy Leicester Sat th Oct Celebrating The Carpenters Wicksteed Park Kettering

TUES 1 & THURS 18 OCTOBER Brit nominated, acoustic guitar virtuoso Newton Faulkner has announced a UK tour this October following the release of his third album Write It On Your Skin and will be visiting Leicester on Thursday 16th. It’s been over three years since 2009’s ‘Rebuilt By Humans’ and in that time he’s toured the world, started a family and some might say helped usher in a new generation of singersongwriters. Ed Sheeran, Ben Howard and Michael Kiwanuka

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might be stylistically diverse, but their ‘have-guitar-will-travel’ approach surely flows from the trailblazing example of Newton. Now, after invention, innovation, reinvention and creation, comes his third album, bristling with spontaneity, the best kind of DIY imagination, and songs from unlikely sources but with a very likelylad appeal.

SATURDAy 20 OCTOBER Rollermania is set to sweep Corby all over again on Saturday 20 October, when Bay City Rollers frontman and seventies pop idol Les McKeown plays The Core at Corby Cube.

In 1974 the music of the Bay City Rollers became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers, and the face and voice of that soundtrack belonged to Les McKeown. Massive hits such as Bye Bye Baby, Shang A Lang, Summer Love Sensation and Give A Little Love propelled the band to worldwide superstardom, and their trademark Scottish tartan was seen across the planet. It’s time to dig out the tartan and platforms once more, as Les McKeown leads his top class

band through the Rollers’ back catalogue. Join Les for a night of nostalgic fun and foot-stomping rock ‘n’ roll, as he reminisces about those heady, hectic days of number ones, world tours, TV shows, and the behindthe-scenes pandemonium that followed the band everywhere they went. THE BAy CITy ROLLERS STORy at The Core on Saturday 20 October, call the Ticket Line on 01536 470 470 or visit www.thecorecorby.com.

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ond album, Up From The Deep, which scored them a Hancock Award for Best Original Song for the track Fleetwood Fair. calling the Box Office on 01933 270 007 or online at www.thecastle.org.uk

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Wednesday 10 OcTOber The Hoosiers have been noticably quiet over the past year as they have been working on their next album. The band brought us some great jangley tracks since they released their debut album, The Trick to Life, in October 2007. Worried About Ray reached number five on the

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GET READY - for the Smash Hit concert show direct from the States featuring a superblychoreographed cast, dozens of dazzling costume changes and most importantly that authentic Detroit sound. HERE IT COMES - The UK’s Biggest Motown production which celebrates 50 years of number one hits and continues to perform at more theatres, arenas and festivals than any other show of its kind. IT’S ON ITS WAY – fresh from sell-out shows in London’s O2, experience The Magic of Motown as this all-star cast authentically recreates the harmonies, slick moves, stylish looks and legendary musicianship that were the



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making of this golden era. Without doubt you will be singing and dancing to 36 classic tracks – charting Motown’s rise from its first 1960 million-selling hit, to being heralded as the world’s greatest record label. This lavish production revives all-time-favourites such as: Stop in the Name of Love, Signed Sealed Delivered I’m Yours, My Guy, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, I Heard it Through the Grapevine, Endless Love, All Night Long, Heatwave, I’m Coming Out, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Get Ready, Ain’t Too Proud to Beg, My Girl, I Want You Back, I’ll Be There, Blame it on the Boogie and Dancing in the Street.

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Tue 16th Oct John Williams + John Etheridge The stables Milton Keynes Thu 18th Oct The Old Dance school The stables Milton Keynes

SoundCloud ‘Electra Heart’ has been released to rave reviews in the US where Marina’s own headline tour has sold out, and she continues as support on the current Coldplay world tour across the US and Europe through the summer. Marina has taken her critically acclaimed live show to all points on the globe over the last two years and has

firmly cemented a reputation as one of the most enthralling performers around. The Times said her recent London show at The Tabernacle was ‘a fabulous drama packed performance that echoed Katy Perry and primetime Madonna’. October 8th O2 Academy, LEICESTER www.o2academyleicester.co.uk

Bollywood Brass Band & Rafaqat Ali Khan #PMMZXPPENFFUT#SBTTNFFUT#IBOHSB WEDNEsDAY 17 OCTOBER The Bollywood Brass Band is the UK’s pioneering Indian-style wedding band, playing the great tunes and compulsively danceable rhythms of the most popular music in the world. Wielding saxophones, tabla, dhol drums and a colossal sousaphone, the BBB are one of the most colourful, joyful and exhilarating acts around. Six hot horns and four funky drummers blend the hottest Hindi film hits with riotous Indian wedding music and Punjabi beats. The band offer a uniquely London take on the world’s most popular music, plus

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Fri 1th Oct secret Affair O2 Academy Leicester sat 20th Oct Hi-On Maiden + Mage Lodge Park sports Centre Corby Autumn Leaves: The Cecilian singers st Dionysius Church Market Harborough Palma Violets O2 Academy Leicester Wed 24th Oct Dodgy The stables Milton Keynes Thu 25th Oct Heaven Heats Up Tour: The Illegal Eagles The Castle Wellingborough Magic - A Kind Of Queen Royal & Derngate Theatre Northampton Fri 26th Oct Indian Vibe series: Milun Curve Leicester Fourth Potbelly Folk Festival - Autumn special Kettering Arts Centre, st Andrews Church Kettering

video projections from the original Bollywood films, and they’ve travelled the world, taking their colourful carnivalesque act to over 25 countries along the way.

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For an extra £13 each you can enjoy Curry Night at The Stables (veggie options available) served in Café in2. Go to www.stables.org for menu details. Book on 01908 280800 to reserve your table.

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11.00am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4.00pm New Walk Museum & art Gallery discover the fascinating history behind the Native american dream catcher and learn how to make your very own to chase away those bad dreams. ÂŁ2.50 for activities, 0116 225 4900.

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)BMMPXFFO(IPTU)VOU To celebrate halloween, in conjunction with northampton Spirit seekers and uK-haunted ‘The church restaurant’ presents their first ever live public paranormal investigation. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a three-course meal and to take part in a live paranormal investigation inside the oldest secular building left in northampton. during the evening you will be fully involved in the live paranormal investigation, whilst being supported by a professional paranormal investigation team, learn the skills needed to connect with the spirits that haunt this intriguing building! Tickets for this exclusive event are £34.95 and include the delicious meal and an evening of ghost hunting around northampton. What spirits still remain at St John’s? now’s your chance to find out! i n fo @th ech u rch resta u ra n t. com The Church Restaurant Bridge Street Northampton NN1 1PD. Tel: 01604 603800

Thursday 25 OcTOber Royal & derngate’s programme of adult storytelling continues at The black bottom club when internationally renowned performer ben haggarty slips behind the lights, deep into the dark side of the fairground in Mr Sandmann. As halloween draws near, dreams may become nightmares and the boundaries between the living and the dead begin to blur. Via freak-show and moonshine bar, this intense and alarming storytelling performance journeys through the ambivalent mythology of the Sandman, an iconic figure whose presence is still felt in literature, film, music and popular culture. It is ben himself who becomes protagonist for the night – who, with his transatlantic flight unexpectedly diverted, finds himself in a SouthernState carnival, right in the buckle of the bible belt. A reluctant customer of an ageing freak-

show, he moves from exhibit to exhibit, increasingly unsettled by each, until finally the boundary between reality and myth dissolves into a bizarre waking dream where the Sandman himself is puppet-master. Mr Sandmann draws on urban legend, fairytale, myth and folklore, taking in heinrich Von Kleist, eTA hoffman, hans Andersen and nick cave. here Marcello the hypnotist, the rabbit lord, the birds of death and the man in the moon will all find their place in the rich cinema of your mind’s eye. Mr sandMann visiTs The black bOTTOM club at 8pm on Thursday 25 October. Tickets, priced at £9.50, are limited due to the intimate scale of the show, and can be booked at Royal & derngate box Office on 01604 624811 or online at www.royalandderngate.co.uk. The performance is recommended for ages 16 and above.

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Global Footprint & Field CZ%PNJOJD8JMDPY 29 Sept – 4 NOv GLOBAL FOOTPRINT is a new initiative that for the first time aims to deliver a countywide project that celebrates Northamptonshire’s defining creative economy, its boot and shoe industry. It is part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and regional IGNITING AMBITION Festival, supported by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Northamptonshire County Council and Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and

Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK. Partners in the project include Northampton Museums and Art Gallery, Northamptonshire County Council, University of Northampton, Northampton Arts Collective and a number of independent museum and heritage organisations across the county. In addition to recording heritage stories there is a programme of contemporary visual and digital artworks, which will explore the county’s

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long-standing boot and shoe industry and its continuing importance to the national and international economic, creative and cultural profile of the county. Visitors to the Northampton Museum & Art Gallery will also be able to see FIELD, an eco-artwork by artist Dominic Wilcox. FIELD represents the people of Northamptonshire, their lives and their connection with Northamptonshire’s shoe industry, and symbolise the resilience and re-emergence of the county’s boot and shoe industries, and can be viewed at the museum until November 4th. It has been kick-started with sizeable contributions from local footwear designers, Jeffery West in Northampton, Grenson in Rushden and also not-for-profit organisation Planet Aid UK. Alongside the exhibition, artist Dominic Wilcox will be running two workshops at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery on November 2nd. The first workshop at

10:30am is free and will involve participants making shoes for the Field installation. The second workshop at 2pm & 3pm allows children 8+ to make models out of biscuits, as earlier this year Dominic made London icons out of Jaffa cakes.. Tickets for this workshop are £3.50 per child and are available to buy from Northampton Museum & Art Gallery in person or by telephone: 01604 837397.

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Brides are choosing cakes of cheese &WFOBUUIFNPTUUSBEJUJPOBMPGXFEEJOHT DPVQMFTMJLFUPNBLFBTUBUNFOU  BOEXIBUCFUUFSXBZUIBOXJUIBXFEEJOHDBLFNBEFPGDIFFTF “C’est Cheese”, the Market Harborough based cheese specialist, is focused on providing both bespoke and pre designed tiered cakes of cheese for specific celebrations such as weddings, retirements, engagements, congratulatory, festive or any similar type of event.

The company specialises in the inclusion of local and regional cheeses in its design to offer a more unique and memorable creation. This has resulted in C’est Cheese offering only British cheeses, with a choice of over 200 variations in both traditional and contempory designs. Research by the

company (within 60 top hotels) has indicated that one in twenty weddings have included layered cakes of cheese in their wedding banquet, rather than the more orthodox cheese plate, or even wedding cake. The tiered cakes of cheese can replace the wedding cake, or supplement the traditional menu. The requirement of the bride and groom, or event organiser, is discussed with a company team member who relays this information to a unique person known as “The Cheese Mistress”. She has knowledge and specialist skills to take the brief and offer recommendations on the combination, texture and category of the ingredients, as well as the most suitable decoration and overall colour bias. As part of the service offered a recom-

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mended wine list to supplement and add to the package is also included if required. Suggestions of the most appropriate artisan chutneys and pickles, again produced locally can be offered. Cheese tasting and sample boxes of the product are offered as part of the design service.

C’est Cheese is a company that uses a wealth of experience to provide decorated cakes of cheese for any celebration with a focus on weddings. Tel: 0845 862 1258 www.cestcheese.co.uk www.facebook.com/ weddingcakesofcheese @cestcheese12 (twitter) info@cestcheese.co.uk

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If you have any beauty questions you would like to ask our expert, please write to: Kara @ Beauty Manor, C/O WOW, 50 St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Road, Market Harborough, LE16 7DU.

*DBOoUCFMJFWFIPXRVJDLMZUIFZFBSJTĂĽZJOHQBTU Our Stamford salon celebrated itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1st birthday on 1st September, and what an amazing start we have had. Hopefully we will have another successful year! With everything going so fast its hard to keep up with all the new products that are being launched, especially with Decleor, having had some successful launches of new products this year, they are still bringing out new products even this close to Christmas (sorry I had to mention it). Decleor have reformulated their Aroma Cleanse Range with some new and exciting additions. Firstly, Eye Make Up Remover, is a non oily remover for all mascaras even the most stubborn ones (Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve tried it and it does work). Contains camellia oil to cleanse and rehydrate the eye area and cornflower water to help relieve tired, puffy eyes. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main action is to cleanse and the second is to treat the eyes. Essential Cleansing Milk is now the main carrier of Neroli Oil. Using 1 st grade essential oil, this cleanser is designed to remove the most stubborn make up and clean the skin, but also repairing, hydrating, protecting and restructuring. Essential Tonifying Lotion now contains Neroli Oil as well, along with Floral Waters. Toning the skin after cleansing is essential as it helps to rebalance the p.H in the skin but also helps to reduce blackheads and open pores. It also reinforces the effectiveness of using both the cleanser and toner.

Hydra radiance Cleanser is a superb cleanser as it really lathers up and you can really work it into the skin to remove the day away! The main actions are to cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate the skin, containing neroli oil to repair and protect, papaya to exfoliate the dead skin and hylauronic acid to gorge the skin with moisture and plump the skin. Fresh purifying Gel is new cleanser containing Ylang Ylang oil which helps to regulate sebum production and peppermint water to refresh the skin. Ideal for problematic/ combination skin. It really does leave your skin squeaky clean!! Fresh Purifying Lotion also contains Ylang Ylang Oil, papaya to assist the removal of blackheads and mineral matifying powder to leave a matte finish on the skin. Miscellar Water is the new 3 in 1 cleanser, that removes eye make up, cleanses and tones the skin. Ideal for the most reactive skin, containing Rose dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;orient Oil which will soothe, calm and hydrate and Miscellar which will help to lift off make up allowing your skin to still receive a beneficial cleansing routine. The new additions are Youth Cleaning Milk which is ideal for

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dry to mature skin, containing magnolia which will fight free radicals and act as anti oxidant, Sweet Almond Oil to repair and protect and Hylauronic Acid to plump the skin. Combined with the new Youth Lotion sees the first anti ageing toner for mature skin, includes the same ingredient as the cleanser, this is your perfect anti ageing answer!!! Will I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe Decleor have done it again and completely amazed me!! Absolutely loving the

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The Sleeping Beauty &OHMJTI/BUJPOBM#BMMFUQFSGPSNBU.JMUPO,FZOFT5IFBUSF GPSPOFXFFLPOMZ WED 17 – SAT 20 OCT MacMillan’s sumptuous production of The Sleeping Beauty opens as King Florestan and his Queen celebrate the christening of Princess Aurora.

Their special guests are the fairy godmothers who bestow their magic gifts on the infant. Just as the Lilac Fairy is to present her gift, the Fairy Carabosse, whose invitation has been overlooked by the master of

ceremonies, arrives and takes her revenge by pronouncing that one day Aurora will prick her finger on a needle and die. The Lilac Fairy intervenes with the promise that Aurora will not die but fall into a deep sleep from which she will be awakened

after 100 years by the kiss of a prince. Combining grand sets and costumes, Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score and displays of virtuosic dancing, The Sleeping Beauty is a dazzling showcase of classical ballet.

Reawaken the magic world of enchanted castles, curses, forests and fairies and book your tickets today at Milton Keynes Theatre Box Office, Call 0844 871 7652 or visit www.atgtickets.com / miltonkeynes

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Tickets for the performances at 7.30pm on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 October can be booked at the Box Office on 01604 624811 or online at www.royalandderngate.co.uk

&DMFDUJDEBODFBOENVTJDDPNFTUP UIF3PZBM%FSOHBUF TUES 16 & WED 17 OCTOBER Movement and music are fused in a unique combination in the work of Richard Alston Dance Company. The New York Times called Alston, ‘The finest choreographer the British modern dance scene has ever known’, and his company is recognised internationally as a leading light in contemporary dance. Richard Alston has chosen a diverse collection of composers for the company’s eagerlyawaited return to Northampton. Shimmer is danced to the sundrenched music of Ravel played live. Fashion designer Julien Macdonald’s fabulous, jewelencrusted cobweb costumes illuminate dazzling flashes of choreography in a ravishingly

beautiful piece of theatre, hailed by The Times as ‘magical...Alston’s barefoot dancers look as if they have been sprinkled with fairy dust’. Following his most recent work commissioned by Scottish Ballet to mark the Olympics, choreographer Martin Lawrance has created Madcap, a startlingly original new piece accompanied by the music of New York band Bang On A Can All-Stars. Richard Alston has also revived his effervescent The Devil in the Detail, inspired by the music of King of Ragtime Scott Joplin. Irresistible classics such as Maple Leaf Rag and The Entertainer are blended with the lightness and finesse of Alston’s choreography.

Madame Butterfly 1FSGPSNFECZUIF/PSUIFSO#BMMFU TUES 9 – SAT 13 OCTOBER Northern Ballet is performing Madame Butterfly at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham from 9 – 13 October 2012. Madame Butterfly is directed and choreographed by the company’s Artistic Director, David Nixon OBE, who originally created the piece on his wife, Yoko Ichino, the internationally renowned ballerina, who is now Ballet Mistress and Academy Associate Director at Northern Ballet. The Northern Ballet version of the production premiered at Leeds Grand Theatre in 2002. Northern Ballet’s Madame Butterfly is based on the original Belasco play that inspired the great opera. This

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heart-rending tale of love and infidelity, involves a young geisha who marries Lieutenant Pinkerton, a dashing naval officer, only to be abandoned by him while carrying his unborn child. The loyal Butterfly awaits her husband’s return, valiantly raising their son alone in a society which has ostracised her. When Pinkerton eventually returns to Nagaski with his new American wife, Butterfly’s doomed fate and that of her young son are sealed. David Nixon commented on the production: “When creating Madame Butterfly, I wanted to incorporate an aesthetic of the traditional Japanese culture and music. I wanted to portray the dilemma of Butterfly who tries to change the perception of her

culture, only to be betrayed by her newly adopted beliefs. Her freedom is only achieved by returning to her roots. Our re-orchestration of Puccini’s wonderful music, to which we have incorporated traditional Japanese music, has resulted in a fluid and dramatically powerful score for this ballet, which blends traditional Japanese dance styles with classical ballet.”

Northern Ballet presents MADAME BUTTERFLY Theatre Royal, Nottingham Tue 9– Sat 13 October Ticket Prices: £27.50 - £14 plus concessions Box Office: 0115 989 5555 Book Online: www.trch.co.uk

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F70C{B>= If you only go to 20 comedy gigs this monthâ&#x20AC;Ś with DJ Fontana Fri 5 Oct FrIsky & MannIsh: ExtaCurrICular aCtIvItIEs CaMbrIDgE FOOtlIghts the Castle is delighted to welcome london resident experts of pop hermeneutics and â&#x20AC;&#x153;fully-blown superstarsâ&#x20AC;? (time Out) Frisky & Mannish to Wellingborough with their biggest tour to date, ExtraCurricular activities. the cabaret comedy duo can be seen on Fri 5 Oct, 7.30pm. www.thecastle.org.uk Wed 10th Oct MastErslut: tIM kEy the y theatre leicester Fri 12th Oct Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happEnIng WhItE pEOplE?: paul ChOWDhry the stables Milton keynes Just thE tOnIC FrIDay nIght COMEDy: JasOn JOhn WhItEhEaD, hOlly Walsh, kEIth CartEr Just the tonic leicester thu 18th Oct pOsItIOn vaCant - EnquIrE WIthIn: JulIan Clary royal & Derngate theatre northampton sat 20th Oct bOttlE rOCkEt COMEDy Club: gary DElanEy, sarah

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pop life! -FOOZ)FOSZQMBZTQJBOPJOGSPOUPGBOBVEJFODF GPSUIFäSTUUJNFJOIJTCSBOEOFXPOFNBODPNFEZ TIPXBCPVUNVTJD thursDay 25th OCtObEr Lenny Henry is returning to where it all began, back to his celebrated comedy career by embarking on a 38 date national tour of his brand new one-man show POP LIFE. Lenny will take us on the hilarious joyride through his life using his first main passion of music entwined with his renowned witty charisma. POP LIFE will feature Lenny playing the piano in front of an audience for the first time, after having recently passed his grade 4 piano exam. He says â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;It will be a nerve-wracking experience, but really good funâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Following the rave reviews Lenny Henry achieved from playing Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy Of Errors at The National Theatre, Lenny returns to the stand-up forum with POP LIFE, a joyous freaky show about just how music goes better with everything and how it affects us in all our lives. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just about music, Lenny will also enlighten us on his thoughts on the Olympic and Paralympic fever that has swept

across Britain and open up about his friends and family in this brand new show containing plenty of laughs and lots of funky tunes along the way.

25 October The Core, Corby 01536 470 470 01 November The Castle, Wellingborough 01933 270 007

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4DPUTDPNJDPO %FBS&QTPO6, 5PVS One of Scotlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest comedy exports, Danny Bhoy, brings his internationally renowned Gaelic charm back to UK theatres on a 40-plus date nationwide tour. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a show about all those little annoyances - too frivolous to be a cause, too inconsequential to be a campaign, but just about right for a stand-up with too much time on his hands.

3 October, Nottingham â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Just The Tonic 4 October , Birmingham â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Town Hall 5 October, Milton Keynes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Stables 6 October, Derby â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Guildhall 7 October, Coventry â&#x20AC;&#x201C; WAC 27 October, Corby â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Core

One Man two Guvnors 5IF/BUJPOBM5IFBUSFoTTNBTIIJUDPNFEZ  OPXB8FTU&OEBOE#SPBEXBZTFOTBUJPO  DPNFTUP-FJDFTUFS thurS 25 OCt - Sat 3 nOv Richard Beanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s award-winning play is a glorious celebration of British comedy: a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall (Rufus Hound) becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbeâ&#x20AC;Ś but Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brotherâ&#x20AC;Ś whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a job with one Stanley Stubbers.

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To prevent discovery Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple. With songs by Grant Olding, One Man, Two Guvnors Physical Comedy Director is Cal McCrystal, revival director is Adam Penford, designs are by Mark Thompson, with lighting by Mark Henderson, sound design by Paul Arditti and fight direction by Kate Waters

One Man tWO GuvnOrS is at the Curve, Leicester 25 OCT - 3 NOV. For tickets go onlineto www.curveonline.co.uk or call 0116 242 2595

Kendall, llOyd Griffith, MarK SiMMOnS the y theatre leicester Sun 21st Oct funhOuSe COMedy Club: ShOuld i Stay Or ShOuld i GO? Gong Show:Spiky Mike Kayal restaurant, leicester Wed 24th Oct the fitzrOvia radiO hOur tickets buy now Kettering arts Centre, St andrews Church, Kettering thu 25th Oct happineSS thrOuGh SCienCe: rObin inCe the Cookie Jar, leicester fri 26 Oct andreW laWrenCe iS COMinG tO Get yOu enjoy an evening of top class stand-up when british Comedian andrew lawrence comes to the Castle this autumn www.thecastle.org.uk tOO SCared tO leave the hOuSe: lee hurst . the Stables Milton Keynes Sat 27th Oct feelinG luCKy: ChriS raMSey the y theatre, leicester JuSt the tOniC Saturday niGht COMedy: phil niChOl, SuSan Murray, daliSO ChapOnda Just the tonic leicester tue 30th Oct JethrO bedworth Civic hall bedworth Wed 31st Oct CraiC dealer: dara O briain limited ticket availability royal & derngate theatre northampton

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Sleeping Beauty 8BLFVQJUoTBCFBVUJGVMQBOUP MOn 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sat 29 Dec This Christmas in Wellingborough things will be a little sleepy, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be no time for audiences to sleep as The Sleeping Beauty promises to be the biggest, brightest, most beauty-filled adventure story that was ever spun! The Castleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas show will run from Mon 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sat 29 Dec. There is great excitement at the Castle! The new baby Princess is due to be presented for the first time, and the

King and Queen have planned a wonderful party to mark the occasion. But not everyone in the Kingdom will receive an invitation. Somewhere in the land, an evil fairy is waiting - and if no invitation arrives, the baby Princess will have to pay! This Christmas join the King and Queen for a Royal party youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never forget, as a beautiful young Princess

the 2008 Christmas show, Alice In Wonderland. Paul will be bringing another all-singing, all-dancing production full of catchy sing-a-long tunes, fun and crazy characters, and a party atmosphere that will get everybody in the festive mood!

discovers a curse, and a whole Kingdom pays the price! This Christmas, The Castle are delighted to be working again with Paul Boyd, writer of

Tickets for Sleeping Beauty are priced ÂŁ14 (ÂŁ12 concession) with a Family Ticket costing ÂŁ48 for 4. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office on 01933 270 007 or online at www.thecastle.org.uk

Robinson crusoe BOEUIF$BSJCCFBO1JSBUFT Sat 15 Dec - Sun 27 Jan Splice the mainbrace, pull up the anchor, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get cast adrift and book now for our swashbuckling pantomime adventure, Robinson Crusoe & the Caribbean Pirates. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s action-packed show promises another mustsee Birmingham Hippodrome panto featuring fabulous sets, outrageous costumes and stunning special effectsâ&#x20AC;Śalong with a few surprises to shiver your timbers! Will Blackheart the Pirate manage to steal the treasure map from our hero Robinson

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Crusoe? Will Robinson Crusoe manage to defeat the mighty sea monster? Come aboard and all will be revealed! ROBinSOn cRuSOe anD the caRiBBean piRateS is at Birmingham Hippodrome from Sat 15 Dec - Sun 27 Jan. Tickets can be booked on 0844 338 5000 or www.birminghamhippodrome. com

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Cinderella 5IF3PZBM%FSOHBUFoT1BOUP FRi 07 DEC - SUn 06 JAn The enchanting rags-to-riches tale of Cinderella will be transformed from page to stage by the team behind the theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent record-breaking pantomimes - complete with an abundance of comedy, stunning sets, fabulous costumes and that magical moment when Cinderella is transported to the

ball. We are delighted to welcome back Bobby Davro as Buttons following the rapturous reception to his hilarious performance in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aladdin. This year Bobby will be joined by Loose Women star Denise Welch as the magical Fairy Godmother. With prices matching last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s until 1 September, tickets are already selling fast. Book early... otherwise not even your Fairy Godmother will be able to magic you a ticket for Northamptonshireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest pantomime! CinDEREllA runs at Royal & Derngate from Fri 07 Dec - Sun 06 Jan Tickets can be booked on 01604 624811 or www.royalandderngate.co.uk.

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to rome with Love FrI 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SuN 14 Oct Following the success of Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen turns his attention to Rome in the highly anticipated film, To Rome with Love. Divided into individual vignettes we follow Leopoldo, an ordinary office worker who becomes a massive media celebrity overnight; Anna, a prostitute who disrupts a young coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relationship; and Jerry, an opera director who discovers a prodigious operatic talent who can only perform well in the shower. A picture postcard comedy that welds fantasy with farce, the film is a delightful paen to the Eternal City. Starring Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz and Ellen Page, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss this charming kaleidoscopic, romantic comedy set in one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most enchanting cities.

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Tuesday 6Th November Welland Park Community College PTa will be again holding their annual shopping event on Tuesday 6th November 2012 in the assembly rooms from 6.30 - 10.00pm. The event raises muchneeded funds for the school. stalls at the event range from Christmas crafts, greetings cards, cakes, kitchenware, cookware, clothing and jewelry to relaxing treatments such as pedicures, manicures, eyebrow

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waxing and reflexology. The event is very well attended and gets more popular each year. Whether you want to shop or pamper yourself, come along and join us in a relaxed and festive atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you. Tickets are available on the door at ÂŁ2.00 per person. Caron Clipston (chair). Welland Park road market harborough Leicestershire Le16 9dr 01858 464 795

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Officially the UK busiest touring production featuring the music of Motown Records, WOW has teamed up with the promoters of the show to offer a lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to see the show on Friday 26th October at 7.30pm at De Montfort Hall. For your chance to win, simply apply to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Motown Competitionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and follow the

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