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C740CA4 WOW TAKES A LOOK AT SOME OF THE LATEST THEATRICAL HIGHLIGHTS

F70C{B>= THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS 28 Nov to 19 Jan Kenneth Grahame’s charming tale of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad comes alive as the friends embark on a glorious adventure that leads from Toad Hall, to the perilous Wild Wood and finally to battle. Featuring his own brand of nostalgia and comedy, Alan Bennett brings Kenneth Grahame’s classic riverbank story to life with music and merriment. And, this fabulous new production by Gwenda Hughes, aimed at families of all ages, is set to be a colourful and traditional production true to The Wind In The Willows we all know and love from childhood. www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Grease *TUIFXPSE TUES 11 - SUN 30 DECEMBER The No.1 Greatest Musical, Grease, is back at De Montfort Hall for Christmas 2012. Dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and take a trip to a simpler time as ‘bad boy’ Danny and ‘the girl next door’ Sandy fall in love all over again. It’s the original High School musical, featuring all

the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and many more. So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand jive the night away with the

show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, ‘A-wopbop-a-loo-bop, A-wop-bamboom!’

MEN SHOULD WEEP Stamford Shoestring Theatre Tue 4th Dec - Sat 8th Dec Stamford Arts Centre, Stamford THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: Big Wooden Horse Theatre Company Tue 4th Dec - Sun 9th Dec The Core Theatre at Corby Cube HUMBUG! Tue 11th Dec - Sun 13th Jan 2013 Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton TEENAGE TRAGEDY Fri 14th Dec Market Harborough Octagonal Theatre

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GREASE runs at De Montfort Hall from Tuesday 11th – Sunday 30th December. Tickets £16 - £35 www.demontforthall.co.uk

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Hello, Dolly! 5IJT$ISJTUNBTCFUSBOTQPSUFEUPUIFCSJHIUMJHIUT BOEFYDJUFNFOUPG/FX:PSL$JUZ 30 NOV 2012 - 12 JAN 2013 Dolly Levi is a glamorous and wise cracking woman with a big heart. She is also a professional matchmaker focussed on bringing love to the great and good of Manhattan but especially to our heroes, Barnaby and Cornelius who are not going home until they’ve each kissed a girl. However, she soon realises that one of her suitors brings more than a little sparkle to her own eye too...with hilarious consequences! This production will reunite the critically-acclaimed creative team which staged the musical spectaculars Gypsy (Curve) and The King and I (Curve and national

HELLO, DOLLY! is at the Curve, Leicester from 30 Nov 2012 - 12 Jan 2013 To book call the Box Office on: 0116 242 3595 www.curveonline.co.uk

tour). The production will be directed by Curve Artistic Director Paul Kerryson, designed by Sara Perks and choreographed by David Needham. The musical is packed with energetic dance numbers including the famous Walters’ Gallop at the fabulous Harmonia Gardens and the iconic Before the Parade Passes By. Hello Dolly! was also immortalised in film in 1969, starring Barbra Streisand and Michael Crawford, when it was nominated for seven Academy Awards. The music and lyrics are by the great Jerry Herman who also wrote La Cage Aux Folles, Mack and Mabel and Mame.

Grisly Tales From Tumblewater 5VNCMFXBUFSDPNFTUP5IF$PSF WED 12 - SUN 16 DECEMBER A determined orphan, a satchel full of spine-chilling stories and a whole lot of rain are due in Corby this Christmas when the deliciously dark Grisly Tales From Tumblewater comes to The Core from Wednesday 12 to Sunday 16 December. Charles Dickens meets Roald Dahl via Horrible Histories in this festive family show recommended for ages seven and upwards. In the intimate surroundings of The Lab, audiences will be welcomed to Tumblewater. Not that it’s a very welcoming place – unless you’re an undertaker or an umbrella salesman. Caspian Prye, the twisted landowner, controls everything and everyone; even the police. And what’s worse, it never snows

GRISLY TALES FROM TUMBLEWATER runs at The Core at Corby Cube from Wednesday 12 to Sunday 16 December. For more information or to book, call the Ticket Line on 01536 470 470 or visit www.thecorecorby.com.

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in winter. Into this world stumbles Daniel Dorey, a fearless orphan armed only with his wits and a host of creepy stories. An ideal Christmas outing for older children and their families, this rip-roaring show – complete with laughs, frights and live music – sees one talented actor bring a multitude of weird, wonderful and sinister characters to glorious life. Based on Bruno Vincent’s novel for children, Grisly Tales From Tumblewater took the Edinburgh Festival by storm, with Stephen Fry declaring it, “Infectiously, insanely enjoyable”, and Edinburgh Festivals Magazine hailing it as, ‘Astonishing... a thoroughly enjoyable and wonderfully vibrant show’.

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Tue 4th Dec ORBITAL O2 Academy Leicester THE GHOSTS The Cookie Jar Leicester BABELFISH The Stables Milton Keynes Wed 5th Dec SAM FORREST (Nine Black Alps) The Soundhouse Leicester MOSTLY AUTUMN The Stables Milton Keynes Thu 6th Dec JACK MARTELLO The Donkey Leicester Thu 6th Dec SIMON FRIEND (LEVELLERS) The Musician Leicester MAGIC OF MOTOWN Grantham Meres Leisure Centre THE MOULETTES The Stables Milton Keynes Fri 7th Dec ACODA (formerly This Ocean Between) + ELEVEN ELEVEN Corby Ex-Servicemens Club SKINNY MOLLY + STRAY + SOLDIER The Attic Rushden KATE WILLIAMS + BOBBY WELLINS Embrace Arts Leicester MICK RIDGWAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MOJOHAND The Hind Leicester RANDOM HAND The Soundhouse Leicester

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SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER To mark the 35th year of the passing of the great Marc Bolan, The worlds number one tribute to Marc and T.Rex will be visiting Market Harborough on Saturday December 8th for this years Great Harborough Christmas Party. T.Rextasy were voted best Uk tribute act on National BBC TV and are the only band to have been authorised and endorsed by Marc Bolanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s catalogue management and family. They are now recognised as the Worlds No1 group dedicated to the greatest glam rocker of all time. The Great Marc Bolan and T.Rex. With their incredible lead singer Danielz who has an uncanny natural likeness to Marc Bolan and who owns an extensive collection of Bolanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original stage costumes, T.Rextasy perform a very powerful and mesmerising presentation of Bolanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rock anthems, including Jeepster, Ride a White Swan, Get it On, 20th Century Boy. Metal Guru, Telegram Sam, Children of The Revolution, and many moreâ&#x20AC;Ś. Now in their 18th year of

touring the world, this show will take you on an incredible journey through all of those amazing hits, which were the soundtrack for an entire generation. As an extra bonus, Mad Hatter Concerts are also offering a whole years worth of free concert tickets for the two best turned out folk in 1970â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fancy dress, which of course is optional, but judging from

previous years needs little encouragement! This event is a special Double set and is at Market Harborough Leisure Centre on Saturday December 8th. Doors Open at 8:00pm with Tickets priced at ÂŁ15.00. Call the Box Office on 01858 446 662 or visit www.madhatter-concerts.co.uk You can find out more by visiting www.trextasy.com

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Koshka 3VTTJBO8JOUFS (ZQTZ'JSF WEDNESDAY 12 DECEMBER Gypsy super-trio Koshka bring a seasonal flavour from Russia this December. Their vibrant, enthralling gypsy music, combining conservatoire rigour with sheer, dazzling gypsy flair (plus more than a touch of wit and innovation) is interspersed with tales and anecdotes giving an insight into the traditions of winter and Christmas in their native Russia. Koshka are breathtaking musicians, with a truly unique sound as their fiddles dance with the utmost precision and soar with stirring passion.

LARRY MILLER BAND The Musician Leicester THE KABEEDIES + THESE GHOSTS + ALLOY ARK + RORY MCVICAR The Firebug Leicester Fri 7th Dec EUGE GROOVE The Stables Milton Keynes

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Sat 8th Dec A CHRISTMAS CONCERT: YOUTH BRASS 2000 Rutland County Museum Oakham CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT: THE LOCRIAN ENSEMBLE Stamford Corn Exchange THE CHARLES BRADLAUGHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 15TH BIRTHDAY: ALEX NOVAK Charles Bradlaugh Northampton THE MEN THEY COULDNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T HANG The Musician Leicester PETER COX (GO WEST) The Stables Milton Keynes Sun 9th Dec HANK WANGFORD & THE LOST COWBOYS The Donkey Leicester 101% PANTERA King Billy Northampton DAN BAIRDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOMEMADE SIN The Musician Leicester Mon 10th Dec GENTLEMANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DUB CLUB O2 Academy Leicester UP THE CLUB: TREVOR MOSS AND HANNAH-LOU Loughborough Acoustic Club

FRIDAY 21 DECEMBER Leicestershire based covers band, The Signals, have been playing to capacity audiences in Market Harborough and are set to do it again this month when they play at Market Harborough Rugby Club. Having received rave reviews at every gig, this promises to be a real WOW night out! Performing covers from the 70â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and 80â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s indie, punk

and new wave scene with an injection of current anthems, The Signals are sure to fill the floor. If you love live music, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss The Signals.

THE SIGNALS are at Market Harborough Rugby Club, Fri 21 December from 8.30pm. Admission TBC. Market Harborough LE16 9HF

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Tue 11th Dec TITANIC JAZZ BAND The Donkey Leicester RYAN Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;SHAUGHNESSY O2 Academy Leicester Wed 12th Dec JESS MORGAN The Cookie Jar Leicester ACODA (FORMERLY THIS OCEAN BETWEEN) + ELEVEN ELEVEN

Lock 42 Leicester Thu 13th Dec LEICESTER JAZZ HOUSE PRESENTS: DAVE Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;HIGGINS The Cookie Jar Leicester Thu 13th Dec CLEOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COCKNEY CHRISTMAS: DAME CLEO LAINE The Stables Milton Keynes OVER 2U The Stables Milton Keynes QUADROPHENIA NIGHT: THE ATLANTICS + SUPPORT The Donkey Leicester PURPLE ZEPPELIN The Y Theatre Leicester GLASTONBUDGET AUDITION: THE FORES The Shed Leicester CHARLOTTE CARPENTER The Cookie Jar Leicester CLEOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COCKNEY CHRISTMAS: DAME CLEO LAINE The Stables Milton Keynes Sat 15th Dec VIRTUOSI GUS BAND: THE GUS BAND Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrews Church Kettering Sun 16th Dec NORTHAMPTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Spinney Hill Theatre Northampton LEICESTER COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR The Donkey Leicester HILDAMAY The Soundhouse Leicester THE QUIREBOYS The Musician Leicester THE GREAT KNIGHT FOLK CLUB: PRINCE OF WALES RATTLERS The Old White Hart Northampton Wed 19th Dec CHRIS CONWAY The Musician Leicester

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Thu 20th Dec SIMON â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;HONEYBOYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; HICKLING The Musician Leicester MUTED FNORD The Cookie Jar Leicester LOUGHBOROUGH ACOUSTIC CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY: JURASSIC BAND Loughborough Acoustic Club Thu 20th Dec Fri 21st Dec CAN FUNDRAISING EVENT: JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET (JTQ) The Picturedrome Northampton THE PRESSURE TENANTS The Donkey Leicester DIESEL PARK WEST The Musician Leicester MR HANDELâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MESSIAH: FIORI MUSICALI Northampton Guildhall CHRISTMAS CEILIDH: THE HEARTLAND ROOTS BAND + JEWELLERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EYE + CEILIDH BAND O2 Academy Leicester Sat 22nd Dec CALDER MCLAUGHLIN BAND The Soundhouse Leicester MICK RIDGWAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MOJOHAND The Crown Uppingham BLIZZARD OF OZZ King Billy Northampton AB/CD The Musician Leicester Tue 25th Dec TITANIC JAZZ BAND The Donkey Leicester THE DRUGSTORE COWBOYS The Donkey Leicester KINGSIZE The Musician Leicester Sat 29th Dec ONE NIGHT IN VIENNA: THE JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA, THE JOHANN STRAUSS DANCERS Royal & Derngate Northampton THE TENNYSONS O2 Academy Leicester

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SAT 08, FRI 14 & SUN 16 DEC Formed from the West End cast of the Broadway musical â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Beatlemaniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, The Bootleg Beatlesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; career began at a now long forgotten studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bash on March 26th 1980 - almost ten years to the day since Paul McCartney announced the originalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had split. Ten years after the last curtain had fallen on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Beatlemaniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and the Bootlegs Beatlesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; odyssey had begun, their international reputation had grown immensely. Within three years the tour had

become 40 dates strong, including sell out performances at the London Palladium, The Liverpool Empire and The Albert Hall - venues The Beatles themselves had graced 30 years before. Sat 08 - De Montfort Hall Box Office: 0116 233 3111 www.demontforthall.co.uk Fri 14 - Royal Concert Hall Box Office: 0115 989 5555 www.trch.co.uk Sun 16 - NIA Box Office: 0121 780 4444 www.thenia.co.uk

Yeah Yeah Noh -POHMJWFUIFDPUUBHFJOEVTUSZ SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER With 4 top 20 singles and a top 5 album to their name, the Leicester-based post-punk band, Yeah Yeah Noh, recently reformed as a six-piece with a huge new carpet-melting sound. Originally one of DJ John Peelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite bands of the 1980s, Yeah Yeah Nohâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s psychedelic pop cult has grown over the intervening years thanks to the power of the internet. Their first release back in 1984 was the satirical and humorous jangly pop/post punk affair Cottage Industry (InTape records), after this they released two further EPs and developed a more psychedelic style for their last offering Cutting The Heavenly Lawn Of Greatness.Last Rites For The God Of Love in 1985.. Now you

can see for yourself what the world has been missing! YEAH YEAH NOH + FRANTIC DRIFT Dec 15, 8pm

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Squeeze 1PQ6Q4IPQ WED 5TH DECEMBER Squeeze return to the Royal Concert Hall with former Housemartin and Beautiful South front man Paul Heaton as a special guest. Heaton and his band will be performing a selection of old and new songs from his extensive back catalogue. Since founders Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook reformed the band with Squeeze veteran John Bentley and Tilbrookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fluffers cohorts Stephen Large and Simon Hanson, the band has become an instant favourite on the festival circuit with appearances at V, Oxegen, T in the Park and Latitude. Squeezeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contribution to music was noted in 2010 with the site of their first gig being awarded a prestigious PRS

For Music Heritage Plaque. It joins an ever-increasing list of Squeeze accolades alongside their recent Ivor Novello for Outstanding Contribution to British Music and their NordoffRobbins Icon Award, as well as the Mojo Magazine Icon Award. The Pop Up Shop 2012 UK Tour will remind fans just why they have left such an indelible impression on the UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music scene. 05 Dec 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nottingham Royal Concert Hall www.trch.co.uk

Chrome Molly %VDLBOEDPWFS FRIDAY 14 DECEMBER Chrome Molly formed in 1982 and released four albums through the mid-late â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s. Known for their incendiary live performances they became a firm favourite at the Marquee in London (playing there over 20 times) and opening for Ozzy Osbourne and Alice Cooper. The current line up features original members Steve Hawkins (Vocals), John Antcliffe (Guitars) and Nic Wastell (Bass) and relatively new boy (he has played in various Molly side projects over

the past 21 years) ex Bladerunner drummer Greg Ellis. The Leicester based 4 piece will release a brand new album in the New Year entitled â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Gunpowder Diplomacyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, featuring 11 new tracks produced by Little Angels front man and Saxon producer Toby Jepson. CHROME MOLLY O2 Academy Leicester University Road, LE1 7RH www.o2academyleicester. co.uk www.ticketweb.co.uk

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?0=C> WOW LOOKS FORWARD TO PANTO SEASON... OH YES WE DO!

Cinderella "UUIF3PZBM%FSOHBUF FRI 07 DEC - SUN 06 JAN Cheeky comic Bobby Davro and much-loved actress and presenter Denise Welch star in Cinderella, this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s magical Christmas pantomime at Royal & Derngate, from Friday 7 December to Sunday 6 January. Bobby returns to Northampton by popular demand, following the rapturous reception for his hilarious performance

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in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s panto. A man of many talents â&#x20AC;&#x201C; comedian, impressionist, game-show host and actor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he soared to fame in the 1980s with TV shows such as Bobby Davro on The Box and Bobbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sketch Pad, before joining the BBC to make Rock with Laughter among other hugely popular shows. He made his straight acting debut in EastEnders as the love-

able rogue Vinnie Monks, and has also appeared on Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Dancing On Ice. The story of Cinderella wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be complete without two Ugly Sisters, and they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come any uglier than Darren Southworth and Andy Brady, who will be delighting audiences with their outrageous antics. With beautiful sets, lavish

costumes, and real Shetland ponies to take Cinders to the ball, this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s panto promises festive enchantment for all the family.

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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A Christmas Carol %JDLFOTJBOGVOGPSBMMUIFGBNJMZ WED 28 NOV - SUN 6 JAN Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; birth, one of the most famous festive tales of all time will be brought to life this Christmas on Northamptonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Royal stage. In a charming production for all the family to enjoy, Royal & Derngate present A Christmas Carol from Wednesday 28 November to Sunday 6 January. Meet wealthy miser Ebenezer Scrooge â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all set to greet Christmas Day with his traditional â&#x20AC;&#x153;bah humbugâ&#x20AC;?! But not this year... The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future have other ideas and appear on Christmas Eve to show Scrooge the consequences of his badtempered ways. Featuring some of the bestloved Dickensian characters,

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including Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit and his son Tiny Tim, Neil Duffieldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart-warming adaptation of the timeless classic is staged in the exquisite setting of the Victorian Royal auditorium, and is directed by Gary Sefton, who was behind the hilarious, critically acclaimed Diary Of A Nobody and Travels With My Aunt at Royal & Derngate. A talented cast of professional actors and musicians will be joined by three teams of local children. A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Royal & Derngate - 28 Nov to 6 Jan. Tickets ÂŁ10 to ÂŁ21. For the first performance on 28 November the theatre is trialling a Pay What You Can scheme. Box Office on 01604 624811 www.royalandderngate.co.uk.

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Eve, as Emily stares out of the window, hugs her teddy and waits excitedly for the morning. Meanwhile in the corner a little mouse called Eddie canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand why only humans are allowed to celebrate and get presents. So he sets off in search of Father Christmas to find out for himself, meeting sinister family cat Cecil, the Christmas Tree Fairy, and Dymotron, the Robot Warrior along the way. Will Eddie get

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an answer? Will Emily get her wish? And what is that funnyshaped present sitting under the tree? The Night Before Christmas, which can be seen in The Theatre auditorium, is the latest production from Big Wooden Horse Theatre Company. With songs and audience participation, the show is ideal for families and children aged three and above, and a perfect Christmas treat for school groups. THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS runs between Tuesday 4 and Sunday 9 December. Call the Ticket Line on 01536 470 470 or visit www.thecorecorby.com.

ALADDIN: Trevonne Stage School Until Fri 7th Dec Melton Theatre, Melton Mowbray MOTHER GOOSE Wed 12th - 16th Dec Abbey Theatre, Nuneaton CINDERELLA Thu 13th - 14th Dec Melton Theatre, Melton Mowbray SLEEPING BEAUTY Thu 13th Dec Priory Centre, St Neots SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS: Catfoot Theatre Fri 14th Dec Embrace Arts, Leicester

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Aladdin -PPLJOH(MBTT5IFBUSFJTQSPVE UPQSFTFOUUIFJSTJYUIUSBEJUJPOBM QBOUPNJNF 30 NOV 24 DEC The evil Abanazar is after a magic lamp that will help him find hidden treasure! Will Aladdin be able to defeat the dragon and save the day

whilst winning the heart of the Princess? With spectacular costumes and special effects; why not join Looking Glass, this Christmas, for another traditional family pantomime!

To book tickets for ALADDIN, either call 07711 540546, or email info@lookingglasstheatre.co.uk 30th November Newnham Village Hall AND THROUGHOUT DECEMBER 1st Northampton Museum, Guildhall Rd 1st Northampton Museum, Guildhall Rd 1st Lilbourne Village Hall 2nd Evenley Village Hall 3rd St. Crispin’s Village 7th Brigstock Village Hall 8th Harrington Village Hall 8th Loddington Village Hall 9th Burton Latimer Britannia Club (WMC) 13th Olympus Riverside Resource Centre, Towcester 14th Roade Village Hall 15th Kings Sutton Memorial Hall 16th Titchmarsh Village Hall 17th Nether Heyford Village Hall 18th Old Village Hall 20th Northampton Museum, Guildhall Rd 20th Northampton Museum, Guildhall Rd 21st Northampton Museum, Guildhall Rd 21st Northampton Museum, Guildhall Rd 21st Isham Village Hall 22nd Maidwell Village Hall 23rd Arthingworth Village Hall 24th Harlestone Village Hall

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PETER PAN PANTOMIME Fri 21st - 22nd Dec Rutland County Museum, Oakham

8BLFIFSVQJOUIF$BTUMF  8FMMJOHCPSPVHI MON 10 – SAT 29 DEC This Christmas in Wellingborough things will be a little sleepy, but there’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 Castle’s Christmas show will run from Mon 10 – 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 you’ll never forget, as a beautiful young Princess 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 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

PUSS IN BOOTS AND THE BEANSTALK: Milton Keynes Amateur Operatic Society Sat 22nd Dec - Sat 5th Jan 2013 Stantonbury Campus Theatre, Milton Keynes

and crazy characters, and a party atmosphere that will get everybody in the festive mood! Tickets for SLEEPING BEAUTY are priced £14 (£12 concession) with a Family Ticket costing £48 for 4. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office on 01933 270 007 or online at www.thecastle.org.uk

ALADDIN: Corby Amateur Theatrical Society Thu 27th Dec - Sun 30th Dec The Core Theatre at Corby Cube, Corby PUSS IN BOOTS Thu 27th Dec - Sun 30th Dec Stamford Corn Exchange, Stamford

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as The Brokers Men & Aimie Atkinson as Cinderella, Paul Gabriel as Baron Hardup, Martin Ramsdin & David Robbins as the Ugly Sisters & Adam C Booth as Buttons. The most popular of all pantomimes is brought to the Theatre Royal stage with dazzling sets, amazing costumes, an abundance of comedy, and stunning special effects. Packed with audience participation, this will be a truly magical staging of the beautiful rags-to-riches fairy-tale. CINDERELLA is at the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall, NG1 5ND Call 0115 989 5555 Email Tickets@trch.co.uk

SAT 15 DEC - SUN 27 JAN Splice the mainbrace, pull up the anchor, don’t get cast adrift and book now for our swashbuckling pantomime adventure, Robinson Crusoe & the Caribbean Pirates. This year’s actionpacked show promises another must-see Birmingham Hippodrome panto featuring fabulous sets, outrageous costumes and stunning special effects… along with a few surprises to shiver your timbers! Will Blackheart the Pirate manage to steal the treasure map from our hero Robinson 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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Do you have someone in your life who deserves something special at Christmas? Then why not give them the gift of beauty with a Gift Voucher available from our reception? BEAUTY MANOR is above Browns Hairdressing, Manor House, High Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7NL. Also at 3 Red Lion Square, Stamford, PE9 2AJ. To book an appointment telephone 0844 999 4365 www.thebeautymanor.co.uk

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Kobi 4FYZ GVOOZBOEJOTQJSJOHTIPFTXPSOCZDFMFCSJUJFT BSPVOEUIFXPSME 8 JANUARY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 17 FEBRUARY Israeli shoe designer Kobi Levi takes shoe design to another level, transforming practical footwear into works of art. He shot to international stardom when Lady Gaga wore his â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Double Bootsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in the video to her single â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Born this wayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. His quirky and inspiring designs have since become a popular choice with celebrities and fashionistas and continue to hit the headlines. Kobiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wonderfully bizarre and exciting new footwear, combines the essence of daily objects with the shape of shoes.

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Fri 7th, 8th & 9th Dec THE SECRET STAND UP SOCIETY: Chris Mayo, Steffen Peddie. Aspers Casino Northampton Wed 12th Dec FUNHOUSE COMEDY CLUB: Craig Murray, Chris Turner, Phil Knoxville, Ben Murray North Street Bar Peterborough Fri 14th Dec SO COMEDY NIGHTS: Tom Wrigglesworth, Joel Dommett, Eric Lampaert Stamford Arts Centre Stamford BOTTLE ROCKET COMEDY CLUB: Vikki Stone, James Acaster, Matt Rees, Katie Mulgrew. Key Theatre Peterborough Fri 21st Dec Comedy Club Express: Damion Larkin, Nik Coppin, Slim The Hind Hotel Wellingborough

Laughing Boy Christmas Special 5ISFFDPNJDTBKPLJOHBU 5IF$PSFBU$PSCZ$VCF FRIDAY 21 DECEMBER â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tis the season to be jolly at The Core at Corby Cube, as regular stand-up comedy night Laughing Boy presents a Christmas Special on Friday 21 December. Three talented â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and very different â&#x20AC;&#x201C; up-andcoming comedians will take the stage at the venue for a night of festive merriment. Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee and Latitude New Act of the Year finalist, Suzi Ruffell won hearts at Edinburgh Fringe this year with her tales of social ineptitude, overbearing parents, coming out, and desperately trying to

fit in. The Guardian called her â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;A real stand-up gemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, and Suziâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s warm, self-deprecating style proved a hit in support slots for Kevin Bridges and Josh Widdicombe on tour this year. Crowned winner of the FHM Search For A Stand-up Competition, and finalist in three other national comedy awards, Marlon Davisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skill, energy and charm have drawn comparisons with the legendary Chris Rock. According to Broadway Baby, he is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;so utterly, effortlessly likeable that you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but be won over as soon as he

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walks onto the stageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Davis combines sharp observations with hilarious characterizations, and a willingness to engage the audience in some unexpected repartee. His recent TV appearances include MTVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brown Eyed Boy and Comedy At The Fringe on BBC3. Paul Chowdhryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lightningquick improvisation and brutal honesty have caused him to be described as a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;dangerous comic geniusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; by the Eastern Eye newspaper, and his attempts to break down barriers in the name of comedy have earned him rave reviews from critics around the world. Incisive, often intense, but always very funny, Paul is a regular on Channel 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s satirical show Stand Up For The Week, and he recently appeared alongside Andrew Neil and Michael Portillo on BBC1â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s This Week.

Sat 22nd Dec COMEDIANS AND CAROLS Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrews Church Kettering COMEDY CLUB EXPRESS: Colin Owens, Steve Day, Anthony King The Hind Hotel Wellingborough

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Christmas Markets 5IF808HVJEFUP'FTUJWF'BJSTUPHFUJOUIF $ISJTUNBTTQJSJUUISPVHIPVU%FDFNCFS SAT 1ST & SUN 2ND DECEMBER $ISJTUNBT$SBGU'BJS The atmospheric surroundings of Leicesterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic Guildhall are the setting for a Christmas shopping experience with a difference. The 600 year-old Guildhall hosts the weekend Christmas Craft Fair, with many exciting and original stalls, selling handmade arts and crafts. Providing a unique opportunity to treat yourself or to buy Christmas gifts for your friends and family in both a historic and city centre location. The fairs provides opportunity to buy direct from the makers themselves, with stall holders including ranges of jewellery, artwork, textiles, ceramics, handmade cards and much more. Adults ÂŁ1.00 / Children free. The Guildhall, Guildhall Lane, Leicester LE1 5FQ T: 0116 253 2569 E: museums@leicester.gov.uk W: www.leicester.gov.uk/craftfair UNTIL 9 DECEMBER -JODPMO$ISJTUNBT.BSLFU A contemporary cathedral city with over 2,000 years of history, Lincoln is the perfect place to visit over the festive period. Take a trip back through time and stroll along the cobbles the cultural quarter of the city. The medieval square between the impressive Norman castle and magnificent gothic cathedral is the perfect backdrop for the Christmas Market. Visitors are welcomed to this beautiful city and the traditional Christmas Market, where you will enjoy cultural entertainment and stroll around over 250 stalls nestled with in the medieval square and surrounding area. Lincoln Christmas Market has developed

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cakes, toys and clothes are just some of the festive goodies on sale. Admission on the door is ÂŁ1 per person and free for children under 16. www.northampton.gov.uk/museums Tel: 01604 838111

dramatically since it began with just 11 stalls. The Christmas Market gives visitors and residents a truly festive experience, with a traditional, high quality event for all the family. www.lincoln-christmasmarket.co.uk SAT 8 DECEMBER .BHJDBM$ISJTUNBTGBZSFBU"CJOHUPO 1BSL.VTFVN Enjoy the smells and sounds of Christmas and bag some festive bargains and stocking fillers at a traditional Christmas Fayre being held at Abington Park Museum on Saturday 8 December from 11am to 4pm. The museum, which is housed in a beautiful Grade I listed manor house, provides a magnificent backdrop to the festive event and sits in the heart of Abington Park, one of the most popular and beautiful parks in Northampton. Handmade Christmas cards, jewellery,

SUN 9TH DECEMBER - 10AM TO 4PM 4UBNGPSE$ISJTUNBT'FTUJWBM Now in its 4th year Stamford Christmas Festival has grown in popularity, way beyond the organisers expectations and Project Manager Ali Hawley-Smith will be working closely with this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s host, Stamford Town Council, in making this a spectacular event for the Jubilee Year, with a 1950â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme running through the event creating an exciting party atmosphere. The event site will once again be held in the centre of Stamford and accessible to people with disabilities, including Stamford High St, Ironmonger St, Red Lion Square, Sheep Market, Bath Row East, Goochâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Court and Bath Row West. Developing year on year, Stamford Christmas Festival is offering 200 traders and exhibitors the opportunity to be part of this amazing community event and showcase their products and crafts to the Town of Stamford and its 20,000 visitors! Side by side they will enjoy a full dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entertainment line up from local and regional artists including School and Community Choirs, College Theatre and Dance groups, 1950â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tribute bands, Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grotto, Fun Fair, ever popular Eating Competitions, a Jubilee Themed Quiz, Vintage Transport Exhibition and the chance to win a Bumper Christmas Hamper Prize!â&#x20AC;Ścan you possibly afford not to be part of this? For more information on how to become involved in this successful and highly

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Cider – Chestnuts – Children’s Workshops PERFORMING AT THE CHRISTMAS QUARTER: Friday 7 December Weston Favell Academy School 1pm-2pm Saturday 8 December The Salvation Army Band & Northampton Male Voice Choir 1130am-130pm Sunday 9 December 12 Noon-4pm The Gaslights Dan the Hat Friday 14 December 1pm-2pm St Andrews Church of England School Choir Saturday 15 December 1030am-3pm The children’s choir from Woodland View Primary. Northamptonshire Music Performing Arts Trust - Training Brass Band Northampton Concert Band Red Hot Santas in Abington Street Sunday 16 December 130pm-330pm Northampton Rock Choir More than 100 Rock Choir The Mounts Mummers – Bee Church – Gregg Cave and friends Sunday 23 December Salvation Army Band (in Abington Street) Northampton Market Square.

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SUN 23 DECEMBER #MPLFT4IPQQJOH%BZ$ISJTUNBT $MBTTJD$BS.FFU Xmas Special Vintage Car & Bike Meet & Mens Shopping Experience. A unique opportunity to see cars, lorries and bikes of yesteryear which you had once owned ….. Or wish you had owned. Christmas Special Mens Shopping Event offering gift wrapping service. Shops open all day. Music, Entertainment & Free Beer. 10.00am to 4.00pm Melton Mowbray Town Centre Tel: 01664 502335 Email: lbrown@melton.gov.uk score@melton.gov.uk MON 24 DECEMBER $ISJTUNBT&WF.BSLFUBU.FMUPO .PXCSBZ Located in the town centre of Melton Mowbray. A last chance to get what you need for Christmas, whether it’s food, gifts or stocking fillers. Live street entertainment, music & gift wrapping service. Tel: 01664 566953 Email: Andrew@mmte.co.uk www.meltonmowbraytownestate.co.uk

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Northampton Road (A508) in Market Harborough. This location will be ideal for residents from the local villages of Braybrooke, Clipston and Great Oxendon as well as adding an excellent addition to Market Harborough’s list of popular curry houses. After weeks of refurbishments and installing a completely new kitchen, The Cinnamon Lounge is due to open on Monday December 10. Advance bookings are now

being taken and the menu will include popular favorites as well as a number of dishes unique to this restaurant, including dishes produced from locally sourced products. The Cinnamon Lounge will be able to cater for private functions and parties (Have you booked your Christmas bash yet?) and business events, as well as running a local take away and delivery service. There will also be a regular

Sunday Buffet offering exceptional choice of food at good value for money. WOW recommends you book early! THE CINNAMON LOUNGE 127 Northampton Road (Formally The Bell Inn) , ' ˆ Leicestershire, LE16 9HD www.thecinnamonloungemh. com For advance bookings call 01858 289397/07933 471796

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FRIDAY DECEMBER 7 I, Anna Celeste and Jesse Forever Confessions of a Child of the Century Dance with the Jackals 2 Gremlins (RI) Khiladi 786 Life Just Is Seven Psychopaths So Undercover The Man with the Iron Fists The Oranges You Will Be My Son When Santa Fell to Earth FRIDAY DECEMBER 14 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Babetteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Feast (RI) Baraka Chasing Ice Crime Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Amour: Love Crime Code Name: Geronimo Dead Europe False Trail Neil Young Journeys Smashed Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings 3D UFO What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (RI) THURSDAY DECEMBER 20 Life of Pi FRIDAY DECEMBER 21 Boxing Day Dabangg 2 Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Plan a Robbery Pitch Perfect West of Memphis WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 26 Grabbers (I) Jack Reacher Parental Guidance Safety Not Guaranteed FRIDAY DECEMBER 28 F Type The Nutcracker in 3D

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SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Fri 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mon 17 Dec (+10.30am Tue 18 Dec 2012) Forum Cinema, Weston Favell Centre, Northampton For screening times, please call 01604 837 300 CERTIFICATE: 15 GENRE: Romance/Comedy DIRECTOR: David O. Russell STARS: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Chris Tucker RUNNING TIME: 2hrs 2mins

FRI 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MON 17 DEC Silver Linings Playbook is the brilliant romantic comedy staring Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) and Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games). Life doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always go according to plan. Pat Solatano (Cooper) has lost everything his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his parents after spending eight months in a state institution. Determined to rebuild his life, his parents anxiously anticipate the moment when Patâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life gets back on track. When Pat meets Tiffany (Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey "UMBTU UIFQSFRVFMUP+335PMLJFOoT-PSEPGUIF3JOHT RELEASE DATE: DEC 14TH The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands. Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;preciousâ&#x20AC;? ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

CERTIFICATE: TBC GENRE: Action/Adventure, Epics, Fantasy DIRECTOR: Peter Jackson CAST: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Andy Serkis, Ian Holm, Lee Pace, Stephen Fry RUNNING TIME: 2 hs 41 mins DISTRIBUTOR: New Line Cinema

Life of Pi "MMBUTFBXJUIB#FOHBM5JHFS RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 31 Yann Martelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life of Pi was long considered an unfilmable novel â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and not without good reason. In the film version, the story revolves around a burned-out writer (Rafe Spall) who, in his travels, gets wind of a remarkable story about a man once shipwrecked at sea. The writer approaches the man, Pi Patel (Irrfan Khan), who promises to tell him a story

is on a freighter with his family bound for America to sell their collection of zoo animals. When a freak storm sinks the ship, Pi escapes on a lifeboat with a small band of animal survivors in tow â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including the fearsome tiger, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Richard Parker.â&#x20AC;? From there, the young man of many faiths must endure a trial of survival alongside his animal companions, learning many things about God and faith along the way. that will not only awe him, but also make him believe in God. We are then treated to a story starting in Piâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s younger years, focusing on his curiosity about (and eventual acceptance of) multiple religions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a practice which only exacerbates his pragmatic-minded father. Life takes a hard turn when Pi, as a young man (played by newcomer Suraj Sharma),

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CERTIFICATE: PG GENRE: Action/Adventure, Drama DIRECTOR: Ang Lee CAST: Suraj Sharma, Gerard Depardieu, Irrfan Khan, Tabu RUNNING TIME: 2 hrs 07 mins DISTRIBUTOR: 20th Century Fox

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Cabbage Patch Kids, JAKKS Pacific (RRP. £29.99) Furby, Hasbro (RRP. £59.99) - Available at John Lewis InnoTab2, VTech (RRP. £84.99) - Available at John Lewis and Debenhams Jake and the Neverland Pirates - Pirate Ship Bucky, Mattel (RRP. £49.99) Available at Debenhams LeapPad2, Leapfrog Toys (RRP. £89.99) - Available at John Lewis and at Debenhams.com and through in-store touch screens* LEGO Friends: Olivia’s House, LEGO (RRP. £69.99) Available at John Lewis LEGO Lord of the Rings: The Mines of Moira, LEGO (RRP. £68.99) - Available at John Lewis Mike the Knight’s Deluxe Glendragon Playset, Character Options (£29.99) - Available at John Lewis and Debenhams Monster High Ghouls Rule Dolls, Mattel (RRP. £22.99) Available through JohnLewis. co.uk through ‘click and collect’** and at Debenhams. com and through in-store touchscreens My Moshi Home, Vivid Imaginations (RRP. £39.99) Available through JohnLewis. co.uk through ‘click and collect’ and at Debenhams. com and through in-store touchscreens Nerf N Strike Elite Hail-Fire, Hasbro (RRP. £44.99) Twister Dance, Hasbro (RRP. £26.99) - Available through JohnLewis.co.uk through ‘click and collect’ and at Debenhams.com and through in-store touchscreens Web Shooting Spider-Man, Hasbro (RRP. £34.99) Available at John Lewis, Debenhams * In-store touch screens: Order through the touch screens for free delivery to store within five working days ** Click and collect: Order online by 7pm and collect in store the following day after 2pm.


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