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Autumn 2017

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Children and young people made up 19% of all audience members

Work supported by The Core was presented in 23 towns across the UK reaching 2,788 audience members


Welcome

Autumn 2017

Danny Bhoy p. 8

The Cavern Beatles

Strictly Murder p. 11

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See A Show Pages 5-19

Michael Morpurgo’s

King Arthur p. 12

The Wind In The Willows

Sarah Millican

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Get Involved Pages 20-23

Core Actors p. 21

Concept p. 22

Lift-Off!

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Before they go out of circulation this October, why not donate your old £1 coins and support us in providing even more arts opportunities for the people of Corby. For every £1 you give us this year, Arts Council England will match it with an additional £1, making your money go even further! It couldn’t be easier...

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Launchpad Festival Thu 20 – Sat 22 July 7.45pm

For the last two years The Core has been supporting some of the region’s new theatre makers to create new work. On Thursday we present How Did It Get So Crazy by Spike, a story of a life lived through, and then beyond, violence, with humour and unflinching honesty, and Loch And Steel Film Night, screening some of the best new films from local filmmakers, curated by Kyle Cheatley. On Friday we feature Numbered Days by Theatre In Black, a brand new show written by Ryan Leder which takes a stark look at love in the digital age, and Double Whammy by Next To Normal, a sketch show for people who love all things creative. Saturday includes You Are My World by Richard Conlon looking at faith, sexuality, celebrity and the quest for significance in our everyday lives, Liam Ferguson presents three new spoken word pieces, and Core Actors present Jack In The Box. Visit our www.thecorecorby.com for more details.

Tickets £6 (£15 for all three shows) THE LAB

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Four Score Years And Ten Fri 15 September 7.45pm

In a humorous, revealing and touching piece of interactive theatre, Flintlock Theatre and Hat Fair present a new play that explores what it’s like to be an older person in contemporary Britain. Originally commissioned by Winchester City Council and constructed from the words of Winchester’s 90-year-old residents, Four Score Years And Ten invites audiences of all ages to a celebration like no other, where guests are invited to take tea alongside partygoers with nine decades of stories to share. Tickets FREE – although booking is essential THE LAB

Elvis In Vegas

Sat 16 September 7.30pm Following the success of two sold out shows at The Core, Fisher Stevens returns with his award-winning show Elvis In Vegas, a two-hour musical journey celebrating Elvis Presley’s Vegas years, with backing from a group of exceptionally talented musicians. “BETWEEN THE TALENTED STAR, THE NOTE-PERFECT BAND, PITCH-PERFECT BACKING SINGERS AND THE INCREDIBLE LIGHT SHOW, IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND ANY ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT” NORTHAMPTONSHIRE TELEGRAPH Tickets £22.50 (Conc. £20.50) THE THEATRE 6

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Screaming Blue Murder

Don’t miss our Friday night comedy club in The Lab. Sit back and enjoy many of comedy’s rising stars in a relaxed and informal setting. All shows feature compère Sally‑Anne Hayward.

Fri 22 September 8pm Featuring Roger Monkhouse, one of the most original and distinctive acts who employs a deadly combination of charm and menace, Maureen Younger, a stand-up comic, compère and actor who has gigged all over the world, and Tez Ilyas, the “Blackburn boy who has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics, and the gags to back it up” (The Guardian).

Fri 20 October 8pm With performances from Andre Vincent, one of those rare entertainers that does it all, comedian, actor, writer, director, presenter, singer, circus boy…a born show-off; “Intelligent humour and sharp, insightful stand up” (Evening Standard) from Jessica Fostekew, and Tom Ward who has supported Hal Cruttenden on tour and in 2017 won Chortle’s ‘Best Newcomer’ Award.

Fri 17 November 8pm

Tickets £12.50 (Conc. £10.50, Real Discounts £8) THE LAB

For ages 16+

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Featuring Northamptonshire’s own Andrew Bird who boasts perfect timing, crisp delivery and spot-on observations, Mark Felgate, a man with many unique talents – ventriloquism combined with guitar playing have helped him become a sought after act on the stand-up comedy circuit, and Jim Smallman, a comedian, writer, podcaster, voice artist, wrestling promoter amongst other things, whose comedy has taken him all around the world.

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Dominic Kirwan In Concert With Lisa Stanley Fri 22 September 7.30pm

Firmly established as one of Ireland’s greatest entertainers, Dominic Kirwan hits the road again with a brand new show. He is accompanied on tour by Lisa Stanley, one of Ireland’s top female vocalists. They each bring their own inimitable style to the vast and rich musical heritage of their homeland. The unique and versatile entertainers will perform a selection of various musical styles, including pop, country and rock ‘n’ roll. Tickets £22.50 THE THEATRE

Strictly Sixties

Sat 23 September 7.30pm Strictly Sixties is back and now in its incredible seventh year. Bip Wetherell’s special guests are Cliff Bennet And The Rebel Rousers who will be playing their hits Got To Get You Into My Life and One Way Love. Bip will be performing with The Tornados and the show will be opened by Spencer Jordan, the UK’s No.1 Buddy Holly tribute. A brilliant night is guaranteed. This concert is raising money for PROSTaid, a Northamptonshire Prostate Cancer Support Group. Tickets £21 THE THEATRE

Danny Bhoy

Wed 27 September 8pm Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy brings his brand-new show to The Core this Autumn. Don’t miss this internationally renowned and critically acclaimed comedian who regularly sells out venues around the world with his unique brand of observational story telling. “A SHOW YOU COULD SEE TIME AND TIME AGAIN... EXCEPTIONAL” THE SUNDAY MAIL AUSTRALIA

Tickets £15.50 THE THEATRE

Starman

Fri 29 September 7.30pm From Rebel Rebel and China Girl to Let’s Dance, Young Americans, Ashes To Ashes and Life On Mars, the list of David Bowie hits goes on and on. Come and enjoy this highly-charged show, packed with songs from all eras of Bowie’s celebrated career. With big screen audio visual footage and an array of costume changes, Starman is not only the ultimate tribute to a legend, but also an emotional and thought-provoking musical celebration that you will want to see again and again. Tickets £22.50 THE THEATRE 8

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You Can’t Stop The Beat

Sat 30 September 7pm & Sun 8 October 2.30pm You Can’t Stop The Beat from Kings School Of Dance features an exciting showcase of acting, dancing and singing by talented performers. The show includes moving scenes from Les Miserables, energetic competition dances and a chance to preview the students’ routine that they will be performing at Her Majesty’s Theatre in October this year. Classical and musical theatre vocalist Gavin James Burke will be compèring the show, so don’t miss this spectacular performance. Tickets £12 (Conc. £10, Restricted view £6) THE THEATRE

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The Cavern Beatles Thu 5 October 7.30pm

The Cavern Beatles, the only Beatles band endorsed by the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool, return to Corby. Be prepared to enjoy all the hits of the Fab Four in a fully-live two-hour show with breathtaking attention to detail, bringing to the stage the music that has influenced three generations; timeless songs such as She Loves You, Hey Jude, Help, Can’t Buy Me Love, A Hard Day’s Night, I Want To Hold Your Hand and many, many more. “LIKE A SCENE FROM A HARD DAY’S NIGHT, AMAZING” SUNDAY TIMES Tickets £19.50 (Conc. £17.50) THE THEATRE

Sharon Shannon Fri 6 October 7.30pm

Best known for her work with the accordion and for her fiddle technique, Irish musician Sharon Shannon has recorded and toured with some of the greatest artists in the Irish and global music industry, including Bono, Sinead O’Connor, Steve Earle and Shane MacGowan. She won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2009 Meteor Awards. Beginning with Irish folk music, her work demonstrates a wide range of musical influences, including Reggae, Country, Americana and Dance. Tickets £18 THE THEATRE

Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers Sat 7 October 7.30pm

Bay City Rollers icon Les McKeown is back on tour, bringing his fantastic show to The Core.

Tickets £23 THE THEATRE We charge a £1 per-transaction fee for telephone and website bookings of £15 and over, does not apply in person or to Groups.

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The show promises to be a unique voyage back to the ’70s, when Les and his legendary band ruled the world’s pop charts. Les brings back the excitement of ‘Rollermania’, performing all the original hits including Bye Bye Baby, Shang-a-Lang, Summerlove Sensation and many more.

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The Magnificent Music Hall Wed 11 October 2.30pm

The Paper Moon Theatre Company come to Corby with a new and spectacular production. They invite you on a journey down memory lane to the glorious and glamorous heyday of the Music Hall – a truly golden era. Helming this splendid afternoon of song, dance, magic and laughter will be your eloquent and elegantly waistcoated Chairman who will introduce a talented line up of artistes, all of whom have appeared on BBC TV’s The Good Old Days currently being re-run on BBC 4. Tickets £14.50 THE THEATRE

Daniel Sloss: NOW Thu 12 October 8pm

NOW is the stunning new show from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning stand-up, Daniel Sloss. Guest star of US talk-show Conan, with a record seven appearances to date, Daniel has performed nine sell-out Edinburgh Fringes, two solo off-Broadway seasons, released a DVD, given a ‘Tedx’ Talk (aged 19) and toured extensively to rave reviews throughout Australasia, USA, UK and Europe. Now, what’s next….? Tickets £14 (Conc. £11.50) THE THEATRE

For ages 16+

The Roy Orbison Story Fri 13 October 7.30pm

Barry Steele has stunned audiences across the globe with his uncanny ability to recreate the vocal talents of legend Roy Orbison. The show also features hits by Jerry Lee Lewis, Del Shannon, The Traveling Wilburys and The Spencer Davis Group. Backed by a big screen and phenomenally talented musicians, the show culminates in an incredible fusion of ’60s solid gold classics and ’80s contemporary musical genius, all on one stage. “TRUE IDENTIKIT BRILLIANCE” THE STAGE Tickets £22.50 (Conc. £20.50) THE THEATRE

Matt Forde

Sat 14 October 8pm One of the country’s most in-demand satirists, Matt Forde has appeared on Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Rory Bremner’s Coalition Report (BBC Two), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three). He also starred alongside Jon Richardson in Channel 4’s Jon Richardson Grows Up. HHHH “THANK GOODNESS FOR MATT FORDE... COMBINING SPOT-ON IMPRESSIONS WITH UP TO THE MINUTE OBSERVATIONS” MAIL ON SUNDAY Tickets £15.50 THE THEATRE 10

For ages 16+

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Thu 19 – Sat 21 October 7.30pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm Provence. April 1939. English couple, Peter and Suzy, are living in idyllic isolation; far, it seems from the rumblings of the oncoming war. Their peace is suddenly shattered by a stranger from Peter’s past who unearths secrets from a buried and hidden life, which throws Suzy’s world into turmoil. In a world where the Third Reich is emerging as a dangerous regime, deceit, lies and subterfuge make this fast-paced thriller a dark and nail-biting roller‑coaster of bluff and double bluff.

“WHAT A PLAY. IT’S CERTAINLY ONE OF THE BEST MURDER MYSTERIES I’VE SEEN AND GRIPS YOU BY THE THROAT FROM START TO FINISH” THE STAGE Tickets Thursday & Friday Evening £15.50, £18, £20 (Conc. £13.50, £16, £18) Saturday Evening £17.50, £20, £22 (Conc. £15.50, £18, £20) Saturday Matinee £13.50, £15.50, £17.50 (Conc. £11.50, £13.50, £15.50) THE THEATRE We charge a £1 per-transaction fee for telephone and website bookings of £15 and over, does not apply in person or to Groups.

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Starring Brian Capron (Coronation Street, Where the Heart Is, Grange Hill, Celebrity Masterchef), Corrinne Wicks (Doctors, Emmerdale) and Gary Turner (Emmerdale), this thrilling murder mystery is written by Brian Clemens (The Avengers, The Professionals) and directed by Sam Clemens.

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The Carpenters Story Fri 27 October 7.30pm

The Carpenters Story celebrates the music of one of the most successful pop duos in music history. With Claire Furley’s stunning vocal harmonies, state-of-the-art video projection and lavish musical arrangements, this award-winning show features all the hits including (They Long To Be) Close To You, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar, Yesterday Once More, Top Of The World and many more. “A VERY ACCURATE AND FAITHFUL PORTRAYAL, I’M FLATTERED!” RICHARD CARPENTER Tickets £24.50 (Conc. £23.50) THE THEATRE

MICHAEL MORPURGO’S

Michael Morpurgo’s King Arthur Sat 28 October 1pm

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A thrilling tale of magic, heroism, love and betrayal, adapted from the novel Arthur: High King of Britain, by Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse and Private Peaceful. A drowning boy is rescued by a mysterious figure claiming to be Arthur Pendragon. As the old man tells his stories, he is transported back to the heady days of Camelot, the Round Table, Merlin, Excalibur, Lancelot and Guinevere. Join the award-winning Story Pocket Theatre as they tell exciting stories of chivalry, battles and the search for the Holy Grail, in a fast-moving family adventure packed with physical theatre and outstanding storytelling. “A MASTERCLASS IN SERIOUS THEATRE FOR OLDER CHILDREN” THE STAGE R

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Tickets £14.50 (Conc. £10.50) THE THEATRE

For ages 7+

FAMILY FUN

Jason Byrne: The Man With Three Brains Thu 2 November 8pm

The Man With Three Brains is the brand new show from the highly acclaimed and extremely funny Corby favourite, Jason Byrne. Jason has three brains which kick into action when he hits the stage. His left brain scans the room, looking for improv moments. His right brain collates stand-up material and stunts, poised to dish out the funnies at speed. His centre brain is Jason’s coach, pushing him to the limit. “UNMISSABLE” EVENING STANDARD “THE OUTRIGHT KING OF LIVE COMEDY” THE TIMES Tickets £20 THE THEATRE 12

For ages 14+

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The Snow Dragon

Fri 3 November 1.30pm & 4.30pm, Sat 4 November 11am & 2pm Billy has everything a young goat could need – and more besides. On New Year’s Eve, Billy is looking forward to the annual visit of the legendary Snow Dragon, who will bring him even more goodies… But when Billy bumps into some hungry wolves in the forest, New Year’s Day seems a long way off. How will Billy escape? And has he been naughty or nice? With toe-tapping songs and lots of laughs, this delightful show comes from Tall Stories, the company that brought you The Gruffalo and Room On The Broom. HHHHH “IF YOU ARE A KID, IF YOU HAVE KIDS, IF YOU EVER WERE A KID, GO AND SEE THE SNOW DRAGON” THREE WEEKS HHHHH “THE SNOW DRAGON IS TALL STORIES AT ITS FINEST” THE LIST

Tickets £11.50 THE THEATRE

For ages 3+

Jon Boden

Tue 7 November 7.30pm In November Jon Boden, former lead-singer of Bellowhead, will head out on his Afterglow Album Launch Tour, marking the release of his third solo album. Audiences can enjoy an intimate performance with Jon, showcasing his infectious new material in a stripped-down, highoctane, very personal show. Using fiddle, guitar, concertina and his trade mark stomp box, Boden also draws on material from throughout his fifteen year career including hits from Bellowhead. HHHHH “HE’S A MASTER OF HIS CRAFT” WHATS ON LIVE Tickets £21 THE THEATRE

Eddi Reader Plus Special Guest Dan Whitehouse Thu 9 November 7.30pm

Tickets £23 THE THEATRE We charge a £1 per-transaction fee for telephone and website bookings of £15 and over, does not apply in person or to Groups.

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After becoming a sought-after session vocalist and touring with the likes of Eurythmics, Eddi Reader found fame with the hugely popular Fairground Attraction. The single Perfect and album First Of A Million Kisses both topped the British charts. From the traditional to the contemporary Eddi brings joyous life to all forms of song. Her rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism make her a unique and powerful figure in contemporary British music.

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Foster & Allen In Concert Sat 11 November 7.30pm

International recording artists Foster & Allen are bringing their Golden Years Tour to The Core. Celebrating over 40 years together in the music business they will be performing a string of their biggest hits including Bunch Of Thyme, Maggie, After All These Years, I Will Love You All My Life and Old Flames. They will also be performing their latest single Mrs. Brown’s Boys as well as recordings from their new Top 40 selling CD The Gold Collection including Galway Girl, The Fly and many more. Tickets £20.50 THE THEATRE

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Red Hot Chilli Pipers: Anniversary Tour 2017 – Celebrating 15 Years of Bagrock Wed 15 November 7.30pm

After a sell-out performance last Autumn the Red Hot Chilli Pipers return to The Core. From a cameo appearance at T In The Park in 2004 to opening the main stage in 2014, the past 15 years have seen the Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet. The band’s achievements have reached incredible heights with their ground-breaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock and pop anthems which they proudly call ‘Bagrock’. Tickets £25 THE THEATRE

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Lee Nelson: Serious Joker Sat 18 November 7.30pm

Due to huge demand, Lee’s brand-new, best ever stand-up show has been extended into Autumn 2017. You’ve seen him sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, now come and see him where he most definitely should be: live on stage with his sensational Serious Joker Tour. “YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF” SEPP BLATTER “COMEDY LEGEND” THE SUN “COMEDY GENIUS” THE MIRROR This is the same show that visited The Core on Wed 12 April

Tickets £20.50 THE THEATRE

Made In Corby Presents

Big Fish Little Fish Sun 19 November 2pm

Family rave sensation Big Fish Little Fish are bringing their award‑winning, critically acclaimed, ultimate family party to Corby. Expect top DJs playing dance music, crafts, a multi-sensory dance floor with glitter cannons and giant balloons, a baby chill out space, tents and tunnels play area, colouring mural, glow sticks, licensed bar and more. Tickets £8.50, babes in arms free (half price for residents of Corby, Cottingham, East Carlton, Gretton, Little Stanion, Middleton, Rockingham, Stanion and Weldon) THE THEATRE 14

For ages 8 and under

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Shakespeare’s Schools Festival Wed 22 & Thu 23 November 7pm

Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival. In the celebratory finale of their Festival journey, 30,000 young people from primary, secondary and special schools nationwide will unite for thrilling performance evenings across the country. Join us for an exhilarating evening of theatre, with a series of unique Shakespeare productions staged by local schools. This event will go on sale on Wed 6 September.

Tickets £10 (Conc. £7.50, Groups 20+ £7) THE THEATRE

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Circus Of Horrors: Voodoo VaudEvil Fri 24 November 7.30pm

The Circus Of Horrors comes to The Core for the first time with its latest show, Voodoo VaudEvil. This spectacular show features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre, brave and beautiful acts, all woven into a sensational horror story, performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek. “COMPLETELY WOWED THE AUDIENCE” THE DAILY MAIL. “A BLOODY GREAT NIGHT OUT” THE TIMES Tickets £23.50 (Conc. £20.50) THE THEATRE

For ages 16+

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert Sat 25 November 8pm

Is life that bad or have we good reason to complain about it? Are we filled with righteous anger at a world gone wrong or are we all just a bunch of whiny little brats? In short, are we spoiled? Come and watch as Ed Byrne takes this question, turns it upside down and shakes it until the funny falls out. Recognized as one of the finest observational comics in the industry, Ed’s television credits include Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You and Dara & Ed’s Big Adventure. “COMEDY’S HOLY GRAIL… GO SEE” SUNDAY TIMES Tickets £24.50 THE THEATRE

For ages 16+

Hazel O’Connor: From Breaking Glass To Cover Plus Wed 29 November 7.30pm

Tickets £25.50 THE THEATRE We charge a £1 per-transaction fee for telephone and website bookings of £15 and over, does not apply in person or to Groups.

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Award-winning singer, writer and actress Hazel O’Connor became an overnight sensation after her BAFTA nominated portrayal of Kate in the 1980 smash hit film Breaking Glass. With albums including Breaking Glass, Sons And Lovers and Cover Plus, and top ten hits including the iconic Will You, Eighth Day and D’Days, Hazel comes to The Core with a full band, including Clare Hirst on sax and Sarah Fisher on keyboard, and will be joined on stage by her brother Neil O’Connor.

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Christmas

The Wind In The Willows Thu 7 – Sat 30 December

Following on from the success of A Christmas Carol last year, we are excited to be staging another well-loved favourite for The Core this Christmas. A classic tale for all the family, The Wind In The Willows follows Ratty, Toad and Mole in a heartwarming story of adventure and friendship. This brand new production, made in Corby, is filled with humour, song, dance and good old-fashioned storytelling that puts the audience right at the heart of the action. “SENDS YOU ON YOUR WAY WITH A SPRING IN YOUR STEP AND A SMILE ON YOUR FACE... NOT TO BE MISSED” NORTHANTS TELEGRAPH* HHHHH “A BLISTERING, BOISTEROUS HOUR OF DRAMA WITH JUST THE RIGHT MIX OF THRILLS AND FUN... THE ENSEMBLE ARE UNIFORMLY EXCELLENT” STAGEREVIEWS* *Quotes refer to A Christmas Carol 2016 Thu 7 December Fri 8 December Sat 9 December Sun 10 December Tue 12 December Wed 13 December Thu 14 December Fri 15 December Sat 16 December Sun 17 December Tue 19 December Wed 20 December Thu 21 December Fri 22 December Sat 23 December Sun 24 December Tue 26 December Wed 27 December Thu 28 December Fri 29 December Sat 30 December

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As well as our usual stalls and circle seating, you can choose to sit on the stage for this production. These seats cannot be booked online, but can be booked in person or via telephone with our Ticket Sales team.

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Omid Djalili: Schmuck For A Night Fri 15 December 8pm

Award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili known for his legendary stand-up performances, is back on a nationwide tour. Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining, his standup is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. Earning praise across the world for his performances, Omid recently starred in Dickensian (BBC1) and Lucky Man (Sky1). “BELLY LAUGHS WITH A SUBTLE BLEND OF MAINSTREAM GAGS AND SUBVERSIVE TWINKLE” SUNDAY TIMES Tickets £24.50 THE THEATRE

Corby Amateur Theatrical Society: Aladdin Thu 4 – Sun 7 January Thu-Sat eves 7pm, Sat matinee 2pm Sun 12pm & 4pm

Let the Genie grant your wish and join Corby Amateur Theatrical Society in the magical world of pantomime! Window Twankey wants a husband, evil Abanazar wants the magic lamp, Aladdin wants adventure and Wishee-Washee wants a clean vest; can the Genie grant their wishes? Following last year’s hugely successful Cinderella, Corby Amateur Theatrical Society return with a traditional family pantomime including top-class live music, a fabulous cast, dazzling sets and a magic carpet ride through a spectacular adventure!

Tickets £13.50 (Conc. £11.50), Family ticket £47 (max. 2 adults), Restricted view £9.50 (available from Box Office only) THE THEATRE

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Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast Fri 19 & Sat 20 January 8pm

Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she’s a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see? Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of passports on holiday? Then so are you! Whether you’re sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you’re told to, welcome. You’ll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit. Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy. Tickets £28 THE THEATRE 18

For ages 16+

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Fleetwood Bac Fri 26 January 7.30pm

Endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself and raved about by Peter Green’s biographer, Fleetwood Bac are regarded as one of the UK’s most authentic Fleetwood Mac tribute shows with an accurate replication of the classic Rumours line-up. If you love Fleetwood Mac, this is the tribute show you cannot afford to miss. “SPOT ON. A THOROUGHLY PROFESSIONAL AND ENTERTAINING EVENING. FANS OF THE REAL THING WILL CERTAINLY NOT BE DISAPPOINTED” THE STAGE Tickets £18.50 THE THEATRE

The Illegal Eagles Fri 2 February 7.30pm

Often acclaimed as the ‘world’s no.1 Eagles tribute’, The Illegal Eagles return in 2018 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship. This amazing show features the very best from the Eagles’ repertoire including Hotel California, Take It To The Limit, Life In The Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Desperado and many more. “AMAZING MUSICIANSHIP & VOCALS” NME Tickets £26 ( Conc. £24) THE THEATRE

Jimeoin: Ridiculous Thu 8 February 7.30pm

Notorious for being Ridiculous, Jimeoin’s brilliantly observed, and ever‑evolving stand-up has made him the award‑winning star of TV shows such as Live At The Apollo, Sunday Night At The Palladium, The John Bishop Show, Channel 4’s O2 Comedy Gala and the Royal Variety Performance. Grab yourself a ring-side seat for an unforgettable evening of world-class stand-up with Ireland’s champion UFC (unbelievably funny comedian) - live! “BRILLIANT... IT GETS NO BETTER THAN THIS... HILARIOUS!” TIME OUT Tickets £17 THE THEATRE

For ages 16+

Jonathan Pie: Work In Progress

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Sat 10 February 7.30pm

Fri 16 February 7.30pm

For ages 16+

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Alongside our main programme, our participation work invites people from across Corby and beyond to take part in creative activity at The Core. Whether you’re interested in drama, dance, music, or just looking for something to do in the holidays, our programme of events gives you the chance to have fun, learn new skills and make new friendships. For information on any of our Get Involved activities please visit www.thecorecorby.com/getinvolved or call 01536 470 470.

0-11 years

Rhyme Time

Tuesdays 10am-10.30am & 11am-11.30am (ages 0-5) These fun and friendly sessions for children under 5 and their grown-ups include song, rhyme and stories. They are a great way to help language development. Price Free

Sparks

Saturdays 10am-11am (ages 5-7) & 11.15am-12.15pm (ages 8-11) Sparks is an exciting, lively, and established youth theatre for 5-7 and 8-11 year olds. Working with the fantastic theatre professional Kim Laughton, children will be able to bring their imaginations to life through theatre. An end of term showcase at The Core will be a chance to see just how great the shows are. Price £40 per term (term starts Sat 16 September, showcase Sat 25 November)

12-16 years

Core Actors

Wednesdays 5pm-7pm The Core’s Youth Theatre offers weekly workshops during term time for young people to develop their performance skills working with a professional theatre maker. This term the actors will be working on an existing play which will be performed at The Core in November. It’s a great chance to get all the buzz of putting on a play and making new friends. Price £80 per term (term starts Wed 13 September, performance Sat 25 November)

Bursaries Get Involved

We are committed to making our programmes as accessible as possible. With generous assistance from The Margaret Giffen Charitable Trust we are able to offer a range of support for any participant with additional needs, or those facing a financial barrier to participating in our groups. Please ask at the time of booking about our bursary scheme, or email getinvolved@thecorecorby.com for further information about what support can be put in place.

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Get Involved

14-21 years

Core Dancers

Thursdays 5pm-7pm Our Core Dancers group provides a high quality learning experience in how to become a contemporary dance artist. The training programme includes weekly technique and choreography sessions from a professional dance artist, and includes masterclasses by experts in the dance world. This will be a chance to make a brand new piece of work which will be performed at The Core in November. Price £100 per term (term starts Thu 14 September, performance Sat 25 November)

Over 55s

Over 55s Dance Classes

Thursdays 2pm-3.30pm (term time only) Brought to you in partnership with creative dance company Moving Together, this course provides fun and friendly classes that will keep over 55s fit and active. These accessible sessions are suitable for people with a range of abilities and allow participants to learn a variety of dance styles. Free taster sessions are available. Price £5 per session (term starts Thu 14 September)

Holiday Activities

Summer Play In A Week

Mon 24 – Fri 28 July Mon-Thu 9.30am – 4.30pm, Fri 10am-5pm Join us this summer for our Play In A Week. You will work with professional theatre makers to create a play from scratch, developing your performance skills along the way. This is a fun and inspiring challenge for young people interested in any aspect of theatre. We are running groups for ages 5-11 and 12-16. Price £100 (sibling discount available)

Concept

Mon 23 – Fri 27 October (half term), 10am-3.30pm Concept is a week-long ‘studio residency’ where you’ll collaborate with a team of professional musicians, vocalists, MCs and producers to make and record your own original music with a shared concept, character or theme. Concept provides the opportunity to improve your music making skills including composing, song writing, mixing and mastering. This project is made in collaboration with Pedestrian. For ages 14-19. Price FREE 22


Events

Lift-Off!

Sat 25 November Join us to see what our Get Involved groups have been making this term with a day of performances.

Sparks 12pm Our two younger groups give you a glimpse into what has popped out of their imaginations. Price £2

Core Actors & Core Dancers 7pm A double bill featuring a theatre show by our Core Actors, followed by a dance show made by the Core Dancers. Come and support the next generation of artists! Price £5 THE LAB

Workshops

School Workshops

The Core runs bespoke programmes of work for schools which use the creative arts to explore issues that are important to you and your young people. Whether a whole school writing day, an Arts Award Discover experience, or a project exploring citizenship, our work builds confidence, resilience, and creative thinking. Contact getinvolved@thecorecorby.com to talk about what could work for your school.

For information on any of our Get Involved activities please visit www.thecorecorby.com/getinvolved or call 01536 470 470.

This season look out for

Strictly Murder

The culmination of our platform for regional artist development

A nail-biting roller‑coaster of bluff and double bluff

See page 6

See page 11

Thu 20 – Sat 22 July

Thu 19 – Sat 21 October

The Wind In The Willows

Thu 7 – Sat 30 December A classic tale for all the family See page 16

Get Involved

Launchpad Festival

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Support Us With your help, The Core can continue to deliver exciting and life-changing creative opportunities within our community. In the last year alone, more than 26,000 people have accessed the benefits of The Core’s ambitious programme of participatory activity. Here are some of the ways you can support us this year.

Top Up Your Ticket

This year, all of our generous customer’s donations are being matched by Arts Council England, meaning that even the smallest donation can make a big difference. We can claim Gift Aid too, making the money go even further in helping our charitable activity. Simply add a donation when you purchase tickets from our Ticket Office or website, ticking the Gift Aid box as you do. Thank you in advance for giving so generously.

matched funding

Business Club

By associating your company with The Core, you will benefit from a host of commercial and marketing opportunities with the potential to reach in excess of 25,000 audience members a year. Business membership provides excellent corporate hospitality opportunities, raises your company profile, generates greater brand awareness and can help to fulfil your Corporate Social Responsibility objectives.

The Core is a trading name of Corby Cube Theatre Trust Limited. Company Registration Number: 7210297 Charity Number: 1139035

Support Us

Contact our Development Officer Suzi McGowan on susanne.mcgowan@thecorecorby.com or visit www.thecorecorby.com/donate-support for more information or to make a donation.

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About U s 26


Tickets 01536 470 470 www.thecorecorby.com @thecorecorby

The Core at Corby Cube

The Core at Corby Cube, George Street, Corby NN17 1QG

How To Book

By telephone: 01536 470 470, 10am-6pm MondaySaturday, and from one hour before performances on Sunday and Bank Holidays. In person: 9.30am-2.45pm Tuesday & Saturday. 9.30am-6pm Wednesday to Friday or until 15 minutes after the final performance has commenced. From one hour before performances on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Saturday evenings and Bank Holidays, closing 15 minutes after the final performance has commenced. Please check website for current telephone and Ticket Office opening hours.

Transaction Fee

A transaction fee of £1 applies for telephone and website bookings of £15 and over only. Does not apply in person or to Groups, and is per-transaction, not per-ticket. As ticket revenue is divided between many different parties, an increase in ticket prices may not necessarily benefit The Core. By adding a small transaction charge, we ensure that every penny of this goes to your local venue and the projects we run with local communities and young people.

Groups And Schools

Groups of 10+ qualify for the concessions price. Further discounts for Groups of 20+ and Schools are available on certain shows - please see page 16 for great savings on The Wind In The Willows.

Real Discounts

If you are under 26, you could get free or discounted tickets for certain performances. Just join our Real Discounts scheme to find out more. Visit www.thecorecorby.com or call 01536 470 470 to find out more.

Family Friendly

The Core is committed to being a family friendly organisation. Some of the facilities we offer to make your visit run as smoothly as possible include free buggy storage and cloakroom, booster seats and, of course, a warm and friendly welcome.

Seating Plan

Postage Fee

There is a £1 fee applicable to post your tickets to a UK address. We recommend that we do not post any tickets booked within seven days of the performance date, and instead will hold them at the Ticket Office for collection.

Returns And Exchanges

We are unable to exchange or refund tickets. Ticket reservations must be paid for within four days of booking. We are unable to reserve tickets without payment within seven days prior to the performance.

Discounts And Concessions

Restricted View tickets are available at a reduced rate for some performances – ask Ticket Office for details.

The Small Print All concessions are subject to availability and should be checked at time of booking. Proof of status will be required. Please note that not all concessions are available with online booking. We reserve the right to make any alterations to the programme, performers, times and ticket prices. Every effort will be made to advertise changes in the local press and via www.thecorecorby.com. The Core collects all data in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

Support Us

Concessions are available for most shows for Under 16s, 60+, Students, Jobseekers, Disabled Patrons and Companions, and Groups of 10+. Additional concessions are available for certain shows, including family tickets (max 2 adults) – full details are highlighted on individual show entries and at www.thecorecorby.com.

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Your Visit

Access The Core at Corby Cube is fully accessible. Spaces for wheelchairs are available together with adjacent seats in the auditoria for companions or carers. Please contact us in advance to make arrangements to secure these seats. Parking for Blue Badge holders is available adjacent to Corby Cube. Guide Dogs are welcome. There is an induction loop in all performance spaces. Headsets are available at the Ticket Office. You can find descriptions of our accessible performances at www.thecorecorby.com/access. Please use the diary on pages 30 & 31 to see when these performances are available.

Large print and audio versions of this brochure available on request, please email info@thecorecorby.com Bursaries

A limited number of free places are available for all Get Involved sessions for young people aged 5-19 who are facing financial difficulties. Email getinvolved@thecorecorby.com or call 01536 470 473 for more information.

Access Ticketing Scheme This Summer, we are making important changes to our access ticketing policy, launching a new ticketing scheme. We are inviting people to register now, for free. The registration process allows you to tell us about any specific needs you have which will affect your booking and to apply for free* or discounted tickets should you need extra assistance during your visit. In exchange, we will be able to prioritise specific areas or seating according to your needs. If you think you, or someone you care for, may qualify for tickets under our new scheme we would encourage you to register by either downloading the form from our website, or requesting a form by post or email via the Ticket Office. Please note that even if you have had discounted tickets in the past, you will need to register under the terms of the new scheme to qualify for discounts. The access scheme has been developed in consultation with local charitable organisations and other venues around the UK. By taking a few minutes to tell us about your specific requirements, our staff and volunteers can ensure that your tickets and seating are taken care of, leaving you free to relax and enjoy the show. To request an application form or for more information please call the Ticket Office on 01604 624811 or email access@thecorecorby.com. For more information, please see www.thecorecorby.com/access. *Proof of eligibility will be required, see application form for details. From 4 September 2017, these tickets can only be allocated upon completion of a registration form.

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Getting Here The Corby Cube, George Street, Corby, NN17 1QG

The Core is situated within easy reach of the train station, all the main bus routes and road links and a stone’s throw from Willow Place Shopping Centre. The entrance is located on George Street.

Car Parking

Parking is available right next door to Corby Cube and Corby East Midlands International Swimming Pool. If this is full, we suggest the Victoria Place car park as a suitable alternative. Please note that an evening parking charge of 20p applies from 6pm – midnight, Monday – Saturday inclusive. Sunday parking is free all day/evening.

Tickets 01536 470470 www.thecorecorby.com

Your Visit

Connect with us and each other online @TheCoreCorby /TheCoreAtCorbyCube /TheCoreCorby

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Diary

At A Glance Diary SI Signed AD Audio Described

R O  ur relaxed performances are specially adapted for customers with a wide range of disabilities and for those on the autistic spectrum. More information is available at www.thecorecorby.com/access.

SHOW

TIME

LOCATION

PAGE

July Thu 20 July

Launchpad Festival

7.45pm

The Lab

6

Fri 21 July

Launchpad Festival

7.45pm

The Lab

6

Sat 22 July

Launchpad Festival

7.45pm

The Lab

6

September Fri 15 September

Four Score Years And Ten

7.45pm

The Lab

6

Sat 16 September

Elvis In Vegas

7.30pm

The Theatre

6

Fri 22 September

Dominic Kirwan In Concert With Lisa Stanley

7.30pm

The Theatre

8

Screaming Blue Murder

8pm

The Lab

7

Sat 23 September

Strictly Sixties

7.30pm

The Theatre

8

Wed 27 September Danny Bhoy

8pm

The Theatre

8

Fri 29 September

Starman

7.30pm

The Theatre

8

Sat 30 September

You Can't Stop The Beat

7pm

The Theatre

9

October Thu 5 October

The Cavern Beatles

7.30pm

The Theatre

9

Fri 6 October

Sharon Shannon

7.30pm

The Theatre

9 9

Sat 7 October

Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers

7.30pm

The Theatre

Sun 8 October

You Can't Stop The Beat

2.30pm

The Theatre

9

Wed 11 October

The Magnificent Music Hall

2.30pm

The Theatre

10

Thu 12 October

Daniel Sloss: NOW

8pm

The Theatre

10

Fri 13 October

The Roy Orbison Story

7.30pm

The Theatre

10

Sat 14 October

Matt Forde

8pm

The Theatre

10

Thu 19 October

Strictly Murder

7.30pm

The Theatre

11

Fri 20 October

Strictly Murder

7.30pm

The Theatre

11

Screaming Blue Murder

8pm

The Lab

7

Sat 21 October

Strictly Murder

2.30pm & 7.30pm

The Theatre

11

Fri 27 October

The Carpenters Story

7.30pm

The Theatre

12

Sat 28 October

Michael Morpurgo's King Arthur

1pm

The Theatre

12

Jason Byrne: The Man With Three Brains

8pm

The Theatre

12

November Thu 2 November

30

R

& 4pm

Fri 3 November

The Snow Dragon

1.30pm & 4.30pm

The Theatre

13

Sat 4 November

The Snow Dragon

11am & 2pm

The Theatre

13

Tue 7 November

Jon Boden

7.30pm

The Theatre

13

Thu 9 November

Eddi Reader Plus Special Guest Dan Whitehouse

7.30pm

The Theatre

13

Sat 11 November

Foster & Allen In Concert

7.30pm

The Theatre

14


Wed 15 November

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

7.30pm

The Theatre

14

Fri 17 November

Screaming Blue Murder

8pm

The Lab

7

Sat 18 November

Lee Nelson: Serious Joker

7.30pm

The Theatre

14

Sun 19 November

Big Fish Little Fish

2pm

The Theatre

14

Wed 22 November

Shakespeare’s Schools Festival

7pm

The Theatre

15

Thu 23 November

Shakespeare’s Schools Festival

7pm

The Theatre

15

Fri 24 November

Circus Of Horrors: Voodoo VaudEvil

7.30pm

The Theatre

15

Sat 25 November

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

8pm

The Theatre

15

Wed 29 November

Hazel O'Connor

7.30pm

The Theatre

15

Omid Djalili: Schmuck For A Night

8pm

The Theatre

18

CATS: Aladdin

7pm

The Theatre

18

December For a schedule for The Wind In The Willows please see page 16 Fri 15 December January Thu 4 January Fri 5 January

CATS: Aladdin

7pm

The Theatre

18

Sat 6 January

CATS: Aladdin

2pm & 7pm

The Theatre

18

Sun 7 January

CATS: Aladdin

12pm & 4pm

The Theatre

18

Fri 19 January

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

8pm

The Theatre

18

Sat 20 January

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

8pm

The Theatre

18

Fri 26 January

Fleetwood Bac

7.30pm

The Theatre

19

February Fri 2 February

The Illegal Eagles

7.30pm

The Theatre

19

Thu 8 February

Jimeoin: Ridiculous

7.30pm

The Theatre

19

Sat 10 February

Purple Zeppelin

7.30pm

The Theatre

19

Fri 16 February

Jonathan Pie: Work In Progress

7.30pm

The Theatre

19

We Would Like To Thank Without the generous support of our funders, individual donors and sponsors, volunteers and audiences, The Core at Corby Cube would not be thriving. Thank you for your support.

Core Funders

Other Funders The Margaret Giffen Charitable Trust

The Horner Foundation

Business Club

To find out more, please contact Susanne McGowan on 01536 470476 or email susanne.mcgowan@thecorecorby.com. The Core is a trading name of Corby Cube Theatre Trust Limited. Company Registration Number: 7210297 Charity Number: 1139035

Diary

Our Business Club offers a range of benefits including marketing and branding opportunities, free tickets, invitations to VIP events and hospitality packages.

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