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Welcome Hello and welcome to our summer brochure. We’re thrilled to have a diverse range of shows for you to enjoy over the coming months, from monstrous family fun with The Gruffalo, to critically acclaimed Steve Harley Acoustic Band, a raucous night out with Housewives On Holiday and renowned contemporary Scottish band Skerryvore. We’re also thrilled to welcome back the multi-award winning, international hit Trainspotting Live in September for an immersive experience you won’t forget! Book your tickets in advance to ensure you don’t miss it. We are currently planning the next 4 years at The Core and want to hear from our audience and participants about what you love about this great venue and what you would like to see us doing more of in the future – if you haven’t already, do head over to The Core’s website and fill out our audience survey at say-what-you-want When visiting The Core, you can rest assured that we are still taking the utmost precautions to keep you, our artists and our staff as safe as possible. For more information on this, head to page 3. Enjoy and we hope to welcome you to The Core at Corby Cube very soon.

Project M Project M for ages 12 to 19 is now well underway and provides a weekly opportunity for budding musicians, poets and lyricists to test material in a safe environment with music pros Mr. Shay and Strizzy Strauss. Running weekly every Thursday between 6.30pm and 8.30pm, this project is shaped by the young people who take part: Project M - your project, your space. Turn to page 25 for more details on how to get involved.

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Buy With Confidence Although restrictions around COVID-19 have now been eased, please be assured that we will continue to ensure that your experience is as safe and as comfortable as possible. The safety of our audiences, staff and artists is of paramount importance to us.

We will continue to implement an enhanced cleaning regime between shows.

Receive a credit or exchange if you cannot attend due to COVID-19

We will be using e-tickets which can be checked hands free. You can either print off or present your ticket for scanning on your phone.

Hand sanitiser will be available upon entry and exit and within the venue.

Receive a credit or refund of the ticket price if a show is postponed or cancelled

Socially Distanced seating section will be A available for some shows (where possible please check our website for details)

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Soul Sisters: The Musical Tue 5 April 7.30pm

Soul Sisters is an exhilarating new soul musical that will take you on a journey of success, survival and sisterhood. Starring Sugarbabes Amelle Berrabah, Bad Girls Nicole Faraday and The Voice UK’s Wendi Harriott as Dionne, Monique and Rachael otherwise known as ‘80s chart topping trio The Fabulettes. Experience what it feels like to turn back the clock with your best friends and let your soul sing. Tickets from £28 (Conc. & Groups £26) THE THEATRE

Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler Fri 8 & Sat 9 April 8pm


The hilarious Sarah Millican is back on tour with a Bobby Dazzler of a stand-up show. In this, her sixth international tour, you’ll learn about what happens when your mouth seals shut, how to throw poo over a wall, trying to lose weight but only losing the tip of your finger, a surprisingly funny smear test, and how truly awful a floatation tank can actually be. Sarah has spent the last year writing jokes and growing her backside. She can’t wait to get back on the road and make you laugh. Tickets from £28.50 THE THEATRE

Rutland Musical Theatre presents

Fiddler On The Roof

Wed 13 – Sat 16 April Eves 7.30pm, Sat Matinee 2.30pm Following their sell out production of Legally Blonde - The Musical, Rutland Musical Theatre are proud to present the poignant and hugely popular Fiddler on the Roof. With an ever-relevant message, Fiddler on the Roof remains a firm favourite, and includes well known numbers such as Matchmaker Matchmaker, If I Were a Rich Man, To Life and Sunrise Sunset. Tickets from £15 THE THEATRE

Fisher Stevens: A Beautiful Noise Fri 22 April 7.30pm

Fisher Stevens returns to The Core with A Beautiful Noise, celebrating the music of Neil Diamond and his incredible career, from his time in the hit factory, to the amazing musical achievements that led him to become one of the world’s most famous singer-songwriters. Fisher and his band will take you on a moving and powerful musical journey, celebrating all the classic hits such as Love On The Rocks, Sweet Caroline, Forever In Blue Jeans, I’m A Believer and many more. Tickets from £28.50 (Conc. £26.50) THE THEATRE


Woman Like Me: The Little Mix Show Sun 24 April 6pm

Now in its 4th successful year of touring the UK and having played to over 50,000 people around the country, The Little Mix Show is back! This amazing tribute show features all of Little Mix’s chart topping hits including the brand new LM5 album. Dance and scream to a packed out playlist of songs that include Black Magic, Power, Woman Like Me, Wings, Shoutout To My Ex and even a few covers from their time on the X Factor. There are lots of added extras including dance competitions, free giveaways and a meet and greet with the girls after the show!


Tickets from £16 (Conc. £13), Family Ticket £52 THE THEATRE

An Evening with Herman’s Hermits Sat 23 April 7.30pm

Herman’s Hermits were one of the biggest selling bands of the ‘60s, not just in the UK, but around the world. From their early beginnings in Manchester in 1964, the band have chalked up 23 hit singles, 10 hit albums, appeared in 3 major movies and to date they have sold in excess of 75 million records worldwide. Join us for an evening of nostalgia, song and laughter and relive all the best hits including There’s A Kind Of Hush, Silhouettes, Can’t You Hear My Heart Beat, Wonderful World, A Must To Avoid and many more. Tickets from £25 THE THEATRE

The Counterfeit Seventies Fri 29 April 7.30pm

Be taken on a rollercoaster ride through the era that brought you glam rock, new wave and everything in between with The Counterfeit Seventies. A stunning light show, costumes from the period and video footage of the bands and events from that era, make this one show you don’t want to miss. Featuring the music of Slade, Sweet, T.Rex, The Bay City Rollers and more so either sit back and take a trip down memory lane, or get your glad rags on and boogie on down. Tickets from £21 (Conc. £19) THE THEATRE 6

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The Gruffalo © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 1999 – Macmillan Children’s Books



Thu 5 May 4.30pm, Fri 6 May 10.30am & 1pm, Sat 7 May 1pm & 4pm Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Songs, laughs and monstrous fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that’s toured Britain and the world!



Senior Dance Company Present

385 Days - Senior Dance Company Launch Thu 5 May 2.45pm

Moving Together’s Senior Dance Company is an empowering, creative and active programme for aspiring performers over the age of 55. These community dance specialists are expanding their programme and launching a new branch of their Senior Dance Company at The Core. Come along to find out more about Moving Together, enjoy a double-bill performance from the current Leicester-based cohort, and celebrate the launch of this exciting new opportunity for the Corby community. Tickets FREE (advance bookings only) THE LAB

An Evening With Simon And Oscar From Ocean Colour Scene Thu 12 May 7.30pm

One of Britpop’s biggest bands, Ocean Colour Scene celebrated their 25th Anniversary in 2015 with a sell-out acoustic tour, with ecstatic audience reactions every night. Simon and Oscar are continuing the theme in 2022 with a tour of intimate seated venues, the perfect stages for their acoustic performances of all the big hits and anthems, including The Riverboat Song, The Circle, Traveller’s Tune and The Day We Caught The Train. Tickets from £28.50 THE THEATRE

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Fri 13 May 7.30pm

After a year-long hiatus, The Johnny Cash Roadshow is back and better than ever. This year, award-winning Clive John pays homage to the Man in Black. With favourites such as Walk The Line, Ring Of Fire, Get Rhythm, Orange Blossom Special and Hurt it’s an emotional journey through Cash’s entire career. With standing ovations every night, the Johnny Cash Roadshow is the biggest and best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world today, guaranteed to leave you wanting more. Tickets from £25 THE THEATRE

Everything Changes - Take That & Robbie Williams Story Sat 14 May 7.30pm

Join the UK’s favourite tribute act Everything Changes - Take That & Robbie Williams Story for the ultimate Take That night, with 11 piece band and dancers. This amazing production will see you enjoy all the songs from the early days up to the current hits. Immerse yourself into a Take That spectacular and sing, dance and party all night long. Tickets from £24 (Conc. £21) THE THEATRE 8

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Theatretrain Northampton & Milton Keynes present

High School Musical Jr. Sun 15 May 2.30pm & 6.30pm

Disney Channel’s smash hit High School Musical comes to life on stage. Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of love, friends and family whilst balancing their classes and extra curricular activities. Please note: 2.30pm show is performed by the Milton Keynes cast and 6.30pm is performed by the Northampton cast.


Tickets from £16 (Students conc. £14) THE THEATRE

The Music Of Northern Soul Live Thu 19 May 7.30pm

Step back to the sounds of Twisted Wheel, Blackpool Mecca, Golden Torch & Wigan Casino. This show features special guest, Northern Soul legend Lorraine Silver with her Wigan Casino classic Lost Summer Love. The Signatures put their own expression to many Northern Soul recordings creating an authentic but modern sound. Expect a performance full of passion & energy. Tickets from £23.50 THE THEATRE


Wriggle Dance Company Fri 20 May 10.30am & 1pm (schools), Sat 21 May 12.30pm & 2.30pm (general sales) Do you squish or squash, tickle or most certainly not, handshake or hug, stretch out or snuggle in like a bug? Squidge is a fun interactive dance performance with live music and digital projection, which takes a light-hearted look at our sense of touch and how it influences our everyday lives. At the heart of the show is a tale of friendship, compromise and how each and every one of us need touch to make us feel alive! Immerse yourself in this shared experience for children 3-8yrs and their grown-ups. Sit in your own special seating area where you can explore magical light-up boxes, full of exciting textures for little hands which will delight and tickle your senses. IDEAL TREAT FOR 3+

Tickets: £7 Adult, £5 Child, £25 Pod (Max 2 Adults & 3 Children) £4 Schools Partnership (buy 10, get one free) THE THEATRE


Screaming Blue Murder

Don’t miss our monthly comedy club in the relaxed setting of The Lab. Sit back with a drink and enjoy many of comedy’s rising stars – it’s the perfect Friday night out with friends or colleagues.

Fri 29 April 8pm

Fri 1 July 8pm

Gerry K Amir Khoshsokhan Diane Spencer Compere Karen Bayley

Tez Ilyas James Bran Ria Lina Compere Karen Bayley

Fri 27 May 8pm Anthony King Rachel Fairburn Daman Bamrah Compere James Dowdeswell


Line up may be subject to change, advance booking is recommended.

Tickets from £13 (Conc. £11, Real Discounts £8.50) THE LAB Recommended for ages 16+ 10

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Fri 20 May 7.30pm Over the last 15 years, Skerryvore have brought their performances to audiences across the globe. With a mix of fiddle, accordions, pipes and whistles, guitar and vocals, Skerryvore represent the best in contemporary Scottish traditional music – a unique fusion of folk, traditional rock, Americana and even some Jazz! Come and experience a musically expansive, high energy set from this legendary band. Tickets from £20 THE THEATRE

Barry Steele in The Roy Orbison & Traveling Wilburys Story Sat 21 May 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 a fabulous cast of musicians that will take you on a journey from The Black and White Night right through to the Traveling Wilburys and beyond. They’ll have you dancing in the aisles, in an evening packed with rock and soul. Tickets from £25 THE THEATRE

The UK Rock Show Fri 27 May 7.30pm

Get ready to be transported back to the ‘80s heyday of classic rock with The UK Rock Show. Expect fireworks, flames and amazing lighting as this incredible five piece band, who have numerous recording credits and having travelled the globe extensively, recreate hits from rock gods such as Journey, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Kiss, AC/DC, Van Halen and many more! Tickets from £23.50 (Conc. £22) THE THEATRE

Steve Harley Acoustic Band Sat 28 May 7.30pm

Widely considered one of the most charismatic performers on stage, Steve Harley has been playing sold-out shows around the world for over 45 years. The original Cockney rebel will be supported by long-standing violinist/ guitarist Barry Wickens, Oli Hayhurst on double bass, with Dave Delarre on lead guitar.

Tickets from £31 THE THEATRE


Jack Lukeman Sat 28 May 8pm

Jack Lukeman is an Irish singer-songwriter, performer, raconteur and a whole lot more besides. A platinum-selling, critically acclaimed artist in his homeland, Lukeman has toured the UK as Special Guest on tours by artists as varied as Imelda May, Jools Holland, The Proclaimers and Neil Sedaka. “THE MOST MAGNIFICENT AND ENIGMATIC OF PERFORMERS.” EDINBURGH SPOTLIGHT MAGAZINE Tickets from £17 THE LAB

Corby Amateur Theatrical Society present

Disco Inferno

Wed 1 June - Sat 4 June 7.30pm Get ready to hit that floor and burn, baby, burn! It’s the Summer of 1976 and it’s as hot outside as the fashion. Jack is about to celebrate a 21st birthday he will never forget in this ‘devilish’ new ‘70s musical comedy. This highly acclaimed musical combines a hilarious script, fantastic characters and an electrifying score of hits from an unforgettable era of glitter, flares and platform shoes. Disco Inferno is a high energy musical guaranteed to warm hearts, get feet tapping and audiences leaving the auditorium with a daft grin of pleasure and the fondest memories of a sensational era and definitely making it A Night to Remember!

Tickets from £16 (Conc. £14) Restricted view £12 THE THEATRE

Daniel Bye and Boff Whalley - These Hills Are Ours Thu 9 June 8pm

Dan and Boff have run a series of routes from the city centre in which they’ve found themselves, to the top of the peak overlooking that city. But what are they really running from? Award-winning Daniel Bye, and Chumbawamba founder member, Boff Whalley, bring together story and song in a collaboration about escaping it all by running to wild places. Tickets from £9.50 THE LAB 12

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The Dublin Legends Fri 10 June 7.30pm

The Dublin Legends are Irish folk music at its very best. They are Sean Cannon, Eamonn Campbell, Paul Watchorn and Gerry O’Connor, who have over 60 years of performing with The Dubliners between them. Releasing their latest album last year, The Dublin Sessions, they continue to play all the classic songs and ballads known the world over, including Whiskey In The Jar, Dirty Old Town, The Wild Rover, Seven Drunken Nights, Molly Malone, The Irish Rover and Black Velvet Band. Tickets from £25 THE THEATRE

Fleetwood Bac Sat 11 June 7.30pm

Fleetwood Bac are the world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself and the only Mac tribute to authentically replicate the classic Rumours line-up. Over the last few years they have received rave reviews wowing audiences as far afield as Dubai, St. Tropez, the Cayman Islands and Monte Carlo. In this authentic tribute gig, songs featured include: Dreams, Go Your Own Way, You Make Loving Fun, Rhiannon, Little Lies, Black Magic Woman, Seven Wonders and more. Tickets from £21 THE THEATRE

Menopause The Musical®2 Cruising Through Menopause Sun 12 June 4pm & 7pm

Starring Crissy Rock (Benidorm), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty), Nicki French (Eurovision) and Susie Fenwick (West End Star), Cruising Through Menopause is the hysterical sequel to smash-hit Menopause The Musical which was a smash hit in Corby in 2019. We fast forward five years to catch up with the same four characters for tales of their lives, loves and losses as they set off on the high seas. Hot flushes, mood swings, memory lapses, weight gain - these are a few of our favourite menopausal things! Cruising Through Menopause is a hilarious, heartfelt, reassuring and unflinching look at the joys of menopause and friendship. For these four ladies the menopause was not the beginning of the end, but the beginning of a beautiful friendship where love conquers, and friendships never fail.

Tickets from £30 THE THEATRE Recommended for ages 16+


Karl Rütter & the Loyal Philhartronic Orchestra present

All-New Music Wed 15 June 7.30pm

Composer Karl Rütter and the Loyal Philhartronic Orchestra present all-new melodic classical music set against a backdrop of neon lighting and specially made films. Multiple 5.1 surround-sound systems power journeys into hyperspace and childhood imagination with the Fantastic Tales and Das Spiegelglas symphonies, enchanting solos and duets, uplifting choral works and a string quartet tribute to Kraftwerk. Tickets from £12 (Conc. £8) THE THEATRE Recommended for ages 14+

Limehouse Lizzy Thu 16 June 7.30pm

Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. The band have also added a tribute into their show to exThin Lizzy guitarist (and world-renowned solo artist) Gary Moore. The boys are back!

Tickets from £22 THE THEATRE

Housewives On Holiday Fri 17 June & Sat 18 June 7.30pm

From the writers and producers of Hormonal Housewives and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, it’s time to get away from it all and join the Housewives on Holiday!

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Bring your passports and bikinis because we’re off on our holibobs. From the Costa del Sol to the Costa del Clacton there’s no sucking in your belly on our beach. You’re among friends. Slap on the Fun Factor 50 and let it all hang out! Holidays, like women, come in all shapes and sizes. From wild partying to wild swimming and Club 18 to 30 to Club 80 to 130. Join the ladies as they romp through a tapas selection of Holiday Heaven, Holiday Hell but most of all Holiday Hilarity! Cabin Crew, prepare for takeoff because the Housewives are on Holiday.

Tickets from £28 THE THEATRE 14

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Tresham College present

Performing Arts Showcase Mon 20 June 6pm

Tresham College Higher Education Acting students are proud to present their end of year showcase. This is a collation of the skills they have been honing over the last year and the performance will consist of a variety of scenes and acting styles.

Tickets from £5 (Student conc. £3) THE LAB

Sparks present

Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside Sat 25 June 12 noon

Join Sparks, our youngest theatre group participants as they present some fantastic summer holiday adventures: by the beach, on the sea and underwater. Sun cream not required!

Tickets from £6 (Under 16s £4) THE LAB

Spend a brilliant Saturday afternoon in our family friendly comedy club as a fine selection of critically acclaimed comedians will enthral and entertain. Including the innovative and interactive Daniel Nicholas and musical wonderment and frolics from headliner Hannah Silvester, alongside young comedians from our Core Comedians group, Bangers and Mash comedy club is fun for all ages!

Sat 25 June 2pm

Tickets from £5 (£3 for Under 16s) THE LAB Recommended for ages 6+


Weldon Amateur Theatre School present

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat Sat 25 June & Sun 26 June 2pm & 6.30pm

Weldon Amateur Theatre School will take to the stage with the smash-hit musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on the Bibical tale of Genesis, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. This story reimagines the story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colours. Come and enjoy many well-known songs, such as Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door and Go, Go, Go Joseph. Tickets from £13.50 (Conc. £10) THE THEATRE

Core Create present



Words Without Walls Wed 29 June 7pm

Following their amazing success performing at Corby’s Liberty Festival earlier this year, Core Create present to you another lively exploration into issues facing our young people today. Words Without Walls will combine elements of spoken word, physical theatre and storytelling. Tickets from £5 (Under 16s £4) THE THEATRE Recommended for ages 12+

Northern Live - Do I Love You Fri 1 July 7.30pm

The world’s greatest and most authentic touring Live Band Northern Live is coming back to Corby! Keep the faith to the original sounds of the underground movement that started on the dance floors in the north and eventually swept the nation. An 11-piece band and four lead vocalists will perform over 30 original Northern soul classics! You can expect to hear Frank Wilson - Do I Love You, R Dean Taylor - There’s A Ghost In My House, Dobie Gray - Out On The Floor and many more. Tickets from £24.50 THE THEATRE

Genesis Theatre School present

The End Of Now Sat 2 July 6pm

The cast of Genesis Schools and Agency are proud to present The End of Now; an original musical commenting on today’s society and humanity’s addiction to technology. Script and original songs by Sara Charles and choreography by Anoushka Jeacocks.

Tickets from £13 (Conc. £10) THE THEATRE 16

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Club 80s

Fri 8 July 7.30pm Fun and sunshine, there’s enough for everyone; Club 80s is coming to town! Enjoy hits by The Human League, Simple Minds, Kim Wilde, Culture Club, Adam & The Ants, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Bananarama, Madness, Bon Jovi, Wham! and many, many more crammed into a nonstop, musical trip back-combed to the time that fashion forgot.

Tickets from £23 THE THEATRE

Bon Jovi Experience Fri 15 July 7.30pm

The official tribute band to Bon Jovi, endorsed by the man himself! Don’t miss this outstanding tribute, fronted by a lead singer so familiar, you won’t believe he’s not the real deal! As the world’s leading tribute act, The Bon Jovi Experience are often copied but never equalled. Recreating Bon Jovi Live in Concert, the band perform all the hits you know and love including Livin’ On a Prayer, Always, It’s My Life, You Give Love a Bad Name and many more. Tickets from £25 THE THEATRE

Starlight Dance and Musical Theatre School present


Sat 16 July 7.30pm & Sun 17 July 6pm Starlight Dance and Musical Theatre School are proud to present their eleventh production show Villainous. Directed and Choreographed by Larissa Martin, this show is based on the most evil villains to exist in film and TV. Be prepared to be spooked and see the Starlight Corby divas take to the stage again.

Tickets from £12 (Conc. £10) THE THEATRE

Attitude Dance Academy present

One Night Only Fri 22 July 7pm

Experience a high energy night of dance, showcasing talent from Rothwell’s Attitude Dance Academy. Enjoy a variety of styles as the company strut their stuff on our main stage!

Tickets from £14 (Conc. £12) THE THEATRE






Tue 6 - Sat 10 September Tue - Thu 8pm, Fri & Sat 7pm & 8.45pm Returning to Corby after sell-out success in 2019, this punchy, immersive production recaptures the passion and controversy of the famous novel and globally successful film, to create a compelling and unforgettable live experience - including the notorious “Worst Toilet in Scotland” scene.

the Sunday Times Award for Best New Play. For their acclaimed revival, which has been seen in London, New York, and across five sell-out Edinburgh Fringe seasons, Scottish company In Your Face Theatre’s cast have created a snappy and vibrant affirmation of the power and humour of the piece.

Trainspotting is the story of Mark Renton and his friends, living through the Edinburgh heroin scene of the 80s. Harry Gibson’s original stage adaptation was instantly successful and controversial and won

This is a no-holds-barred, ticket to a ride you won’t soon forget. Choose life.

Tickets from £24 THE THEATRE 18


WARNING: This immersive production contains nudity, strong language, sex, violence and drug/needle use.


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TheatreStarz Stage Academy present

Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr. Sun 24 July 2.30pm

This classic Disney title contains all of the songs from the Academy Award® winning animated feature film as well as three new songs from the Broadway show. The Little Mermaid Jr. takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and convince a prince that she’s the girl with the perfect voice. Students performing this show are aged 3-15yrs. Tickets from £15 THE THEATRE

The Dolly Show

Wed 21 September 7.30pm Undeniably one of the best Dolly impersonators you will ever see, West End star Kelly O’Brien performs the beloved hits of country legend Dolly Parton, brilliantly recreating the vitality and voice of the little lady from Tennessee. Kelly is the best in the business; she sounds like Dolly Parton, she looks like Dolly and she’s as witty and entertaining as Dolly. The show includes up-tempo numbers like 9 to 5, Baby I’m Burning and Islands in the Stream, as well as powerful ballads such as I will Always Love You, Jolene and Coat of Many Colours. Kelly is no stranger to the stage and has been performing all over the world for 20 years and is the only Dolly Parton impersonator to have been invited to sing with Dolly Parton’s band in Nashville, Tennessee. “WOW, KELLY IS FIERCE AS DOLLY PARTON” MICHAEL BUBLÉ “ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST TRIBUTES” BBC

Tickets from £25 THE THEATRE

Remembering Live Variety Thu 22 September 7.30pm

Remembering Live Variety is a good old-fashioned, feel-good variety show with music, laughter, and a live 4-piece band. The production stars the hilarious comedian Duncan “Chase Me” Norvelle - one of the best loved entertainers and presenters of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Joining Duncan is power-house vocalist Phil Harrison with his live band, bringing back memories of the world’s greatest singers, and introducing special guest artists. Tickets from £22.50 THE THEATRE


Jason Byrne: Unblocked Sat 24 September 7.30pm

Jason Byrne has not only had his heart unblocked and been given a new lease of life, but his whole career has been unblocked too! The constipation of Covid has been cleared, live entertainment has been colonically irrigated and readied up for us all. The bans from social media platforms have been lifted and Jason is back dishing up platters of fun to everyone. Join Jason live on stage as he unleashes what he does best. Guaranteed pure and utter UNBLOCKED joy and laughter. This guarantee is not guaranteed. “OUTRIGHT KING OF LIVE COMEDY” THE TIMES

Tickets from £20.50 THE THEATRE Recommended for ages 16+

An Evening with Liverpool Legends Wed 28 September 7.30pm

Join us for the ultimate evening of Liverpool legends with European Cup Winners and Captain Phil Thompson, Sammy Lee and Bruce Grobbelaar all on stage together, hosted by Jed Stone. The evening will be full of stories from their time playing for Liverpool, get ready for full on entertainment and banter as you would expect, so sit back and enjoy! Meet and greet price packages from £96 are available; please see our website for more information. Tickets from £36 THE THEATRE

The Diana Ross Show Thu 29 September 7.30pm

The World’s premier show in celebration of Diana Ross and The Supremes! Prepare to be taken on a spellbinding journey visiting a chronological history of hits from a career culminating in over 100 million record sales fronted by two international Diana Ross performers Cheri Jade (The Supremes) and Tameka Jackson. Enjoy all the classics such as Baby Love, Stop in The Name of Love, You Can’t Hurry Love, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough and so many more! Tickets from £25.50 THE THEATRE 20

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Fri 30 September 7.30pm Europe’s leading ABBA Tribute, Abbamania continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performance live on stage. Abbamania’s widely acclaimed tribute to ABBA is a sensational two hour show featuring record breaking and timeless hits from Waterloo, Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Fernando and Chiquita which will have you up dancing in the aisles. So dust off your platforms and put on your flares and come along and enjoy and unforgettable night with Abbamania! Tickets from £26 THE THEATRE

Marti Pellow

Sat 1 October 2pm & 7.30pm Spend an intimate evening of stories and songs with the man himself. Pellow Talk is a chance to learn all about Marti, not just as a singer and songwriter with Wet Wet Wet, but as a boy and a man. The live show will be wrapped in music, from songs you know to ones you’ll get to know. Meet and greet price packages from £76 are available; please see our website for more information. Tickets from £31 THE THEATRE

Room On The Broom

Thu 13 October 4.30pm, Fri 14 October 10.30am & 1pm, Sat 15 October 1pm & 4pm, Sun 16 October 11am & 2pm Jump on board the broom with the witch and her cat in Tall Stories’ fun-filled adaptation of Room on the Broom, the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers – a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a frantic frog. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – it snaps in two... just as the hungry dragon appears! Will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? Find out in the magical Olivier Award nominated show for everyone aged 3 and up.


Tickets from £13.50, Groups £11.50 Schools Partnership £11 THE THEATRE


Coming Soon Visit to find out more about these and other amazing shows now on sale for 2022 & 2023.

The Power Ballad Show

The Cavern Beatles

The Drifters

Fri 7 October 7.30pm

Sat 8 October 7.30pm

The Crooners

Big - The Musical

Dom Joly

The Blue Jays Rave On

Thu 6 October 7.30pm

The Pitman Poets Thu 20 October 7.30pm

Prince Tribute -

New Purple Collection Thu 3 November 7.30pm 22

Fri 21 October 7.30pm

Fri 4 November 7.30pm

Wed 25 - Sun 29 October (Various times)

Sat 19 November 7.30pm

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Virtual Festival

Tue 4 & Wed 5 October 2022 4 & 5 October 2022

Following up on our pilot VR festival in October 2021, join us for an exhilarating digital experience where we bring you the very best of Virtual Reality Stories, interactive workshops, Virtual Dance, a swim with dolphins and a trip through the solar system under the magnificent Virtual Reality Dome. The festival will have educational workshops and experiences for school groups in the daytime with all experiences available to family bookers in the evening on our high quality VR headsets, digital screens and immersive 180 degree dome.

School Bookers please contact getinvolved@ for further information on specific workshops

Tue 4 October 10am-5pm Primary School Sessions Wed 5th October 10am-5pm Secondary School Sessions Tue 4 & Wed 5 October 6pm-9pm Evening Open Sessions for General Public Tickets Evening Open Sessions Adults £7.50, Children £5.50 Family Pass for up to 5 participants £25 THE THEATRE


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Our Get Involved programme welcomes children, families and people of all ages to join in with our wide range of creative sessions and projects. We also have some interactive, digital workshops accessible to all.

Schools Partnerships Through our partnership programme with schools and colleges, we can create a bespoke range of creative workshops, projects and activities to support all areas of the curriculum, wellbeing and after school activities alongside discounted rates for shows and performances. We can support with Arts Award and GCSE Drama practical assessments as well as arranging theatre visits to learn about all aspects of working life and careers in the arts and theatre. For further information, please contact our Education and Outreach Manager, by emailing

Bursaries With thanks to the generosity of both the Travers Foundation and the Margaret Giffen Charitable Trust, we are able to offer our Core Create and Sparks sessions at a reduced fee of £50 (usually £80) and our Core Comedians course at just £30 for a 6 week course. We are also offering a sibling discount so if you have two siblings taking part in activities, the termly fee for the second child/young person would only be £25. For families living with financial hardship, we would not want the termly fees to prevent your child or young person being able to take part so, with thanks to the Margaret Giffen Community Fund, we have a limited amount of free, bursary funded places. Please email getinvolved@ for further information.

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Young People

Core Comedians

Sesssions start Wed 11 May 6.15pm-7.15pm Ages 12-18 Professional comedians run our weekly sessions with young people, supporting them to develop, write, create and perform new comedy material including stand-up comedy and sketches. Participants also have the opportunity to develop stage techniques and improvisation skills. No previous experience with comedy is necessary, just some enthusiasm and ideas! The Core Comedians group perform at our regular family friend comedy show Bangers & Mash Comedy Club.

Price £30 for a 6-week project (free, bursary funded places available)

Core Comedians present

Bangers & Mash Comedy Club Sat 25 June 2pm

Spend a brilliant Saturday afternoon full of laughs as a fine selection of critically acclaimed comedians will entertain the whole family, alongside young comedians from our Core Comedians group, sharing their new material on stage.

Price £5 (£3 for under 16s) Recommended for ages 6+ See page 15 for details

Core Create

Sessions start Wed 27 April (no session on Wed 1 June) 5pm-6pm Ages 12-18 Being a member of Core Create offers young people a chance to try out a wide range of creative skills including writing ,devising, performing and also exploring other theatrical elements such as staging, stage management and lighting design. Looking at physical theatre, scripts and improvisation, this group welcomes all creative young people wanting to give different aspects of drama and creativity a try. No audition is necessary to join and all levels of experience are welcome.

Price £50 per term (free, bursary funded places available)

Core Create present

Words Without Walls Wed 29 June 7pm

Following their amazing success performing at Corby`s Liberty Festival earlier this year, Core Create present to you another lively exploration into issues facing our young people today. Words Without Walls will combine elements of spoken word, physical theatre and storytelling.

Project M

Thursdays 6.30pm-8.30pm Ages 12-19 Meeting in a town centre location, participants on Project M learn how to create rhymes, beats, vocals and music with professional musicians Mr Shay and Strizzy Strauss. Take part in visual arts and other creative and wellbeing activities, relax and meet like-minded other young people in our calm and innovative space. For further details, please email

Price FREE

Tresham College present

Performing Arts Showcase Mon 20 June 6pm

Tresham College Higher Education Acting students are proud to present their end of year showcase. This is a collation of the skills they have been honing over the last year and the performance will consist of a variety of scenes and acting styles.

Price £5 (Student conc. £3) See page 16 for details

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Outside In Theatre in association with The Core at Corby Cube present

Finding Robin’s Rainbow Fri 1 April - Sun 8 May

An Interactive Digital Adventure for 4 to 8-yearolds. Take part online at home. Willow and Robin are best friends, who love reading books, eating ice cream and hanging out at the beach together. Join Willow, Robin and their pal Teddy on an exciting adventure to a magical forest and a beautiful beach, where you will help Robin discover all the colours of the rainbow and maybe find something for yourself! No internet? No printer? No problem. Collect a free storybook and craft pack from Corby Library from 8th April - 8th May. Sign up:

Price FREE For ages 4-8



Sat 30 April – Sat 9 July (no session on Sat 4 June) Ages 5-7: 10am-11am Ages 8-11: 11.15am-12.15pm Local theatre practitioner, Kim Laughton leads our weekly theatre sessions for children where they can have fun, use their imaginations and develop their creative skills by playing a wide range of theatre and drama games. As well as creating new performances, children will have the opportunity to make new friends, build their confidence, and perform in our regular showcase events.

Price £50 per term (free,

Thu 7 April – Thu 14 July (no sessions on Thu 14 & 21 April & 2 June) 9.30am-10am & 11.30am-12 noon. Come along and join the fun with Rhyme Time as we clap, sing and wave our way through favourite nursery rhymes and songs. These fun sessions introduce rhymes and songs to your child to encourage interaction and develop communication skills. Delivered in partnership with Corby Library.

Price FREE (pre‑booking essential)

bursary funded places available)

Sparks present

Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside Sat 25 June 12 noon

Join Sparks, our youngest theatre group participants as they present to you some fantastic summer holiday adventures: by the beach, on the sea and underwater. Sun cream not required!

Price £6 (£4 for under 16s) See page 15 for details


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Rhyme Time

Mini Musical Movers

Thu 28 April – Thu 30 June (no session on Thu 2 June) 10.30am-11.15am Hop, skip, jump, dance, move and join in with some fabulous stories, songs and lively activities in these weekly sessions for parents and carers with their little ones.

Price FREE (no pre-booking neccessary)

For Under 5s

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Adults Senior Dance Company present

385 Days - Senior Dance Company Launch Thu 5 May 2.45pm

Over 55s Dance

Thu 7 April – Thu 28 July (no sessions on Thu 14 & 21 April & 2 June) 1.15pm-2.15pm Dance into Spring with Moving Together as they teach you a wide range of uplifting movement routines to help keep your body supple and strong. All levels of ability welcome.

Price £6 per session

Senior Dance Company

Thu 19 May – Thu 21 July (no sessions on Thu 2 & 9 June) 2.30pm-4pm Moving Together’s Senior Dance Company is an opportunity for creative and enthusiastic Over 55s to rehearse and showcase dance pieces in various performance opportunities around the region. Sessions will work on performance and technique, exploring different styles of dance and developing creative movement as a group. For booking or further information, please email

Price £68.00 for 8 sessions

“The shared experience of dancing together is wonderful, enriching our lives, cementing strong bonds, fuelling our self worth and making us feel like stars”. Moving Together’s Senior Dance Company is an empowering, creative and active programme for aspiring performers over the age of 55. These community dance specialists are expanding their programme and launching a new branch of their Senior Dance Company at The Core. Come along to find out more about Moving Together, enjoy a double-bill performance from the current Leicesterbased cohort, and celebrate the launch of this exciting new opportunity for the Corby community.

Price FREE (please book in advance) See page 8 for details

Creative Conversations

Are you a Northamptonshirebased writer, director, film maker or performer and would like a creative conversation to tell us about what you do? We would love to hear more! Please email to arrange an informal Zoom chat.

Work Experience

We are able to offer a limited amount of places throughout the academic year for young people interested in experiencing different aspects of working in the theatre. Email getinvolved@ with any initial enquiries.

Our Commitment Our commitment to making our Theatre and Lab space accessible for everyone is stronger than ever. We understand that in returning to live entertainment this winter, our audiences and participants have wide-ranging access requirements.

anything we can do to make your visit and experience a positive one. We have socially distanced areas in the auditorium for many of our productions this winter. For more general access information, please see page 31.

Please don’t hesitate to talk to our Ticket Office when booking shows, or to our Get Involved team when enquiring about workshop activity, if there is 27

The last 2 years have been tough for all venues and The Core has been no exception. Your continued support is now even more important. There are many ways that you can help us to bounce back stronger than ever.

Suppo rt Us

We Would Like To Thank Thank you to our funders, individual donors and sponsors, volunteers and audiences for their support.

Core Funders

#HereForCulture Other Funders The Margaret Giffen Charitable Trust

Add a donation to your ticket It may not sound like a lot, but adding a couple of quid to your ticket when you check out makes a huge difference to us. Donations allow us to continue to do what we do, both on stage and in the local community.


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Become a Friend of The Core

Join our Business Club

Our Friends membership scheme is a great way to support us and gives you benefits and perks throughout the year.

Are you a local business owner? You could make a real difference to your community whilst raising awareness of your brand. You’ll also get some great perks, such as free venue hire, complimentary tickets, discounts and advertising opportunities.

For just £25, you’ll receive: • Best available ticket prices whenever you see the Friends logo on the brochure page • Priority booking • No booking fee • 2-For-1 tickets to our Christmas show • 10% off at the bar on presentation of your Friends card

For more information, call 07582 634254 or email With thanks to our current supporters:


• Free ticket exchanges

Gift Membership Why not buy a membership as a special and unique present for a friend or a loved one?

Become a Patron For £80, you will receive all of the benefits of a Friends membership, plus a regular newsletter and a special behind-the-scenes tour for yourself and guest.


To join, call the Ticket Office today on 01536 470 470 or visit


About Us How To Book

We recommend booking online for the quickest, easiest check out. Online: 24 hours a day at By telephone: 01536 470470 Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm (Closing at 4pm during August) In person: During August: 10am-3pm Tuesday-Friday From September: Our Ticket Office is open from 10am Tuesday-Saturday and closes 15mins after the last show of the day commences. On non-show days the ticket office closes at 3pm on Tuesday and Saturday and 6pm Wednesday-Friday.

Covid Safety

Read more about how we are keeping you safe on page 3, or head to for the latest guidance.

Privacy Policy

Our Ticket Office will ask when you book if you want to receive further information from us about The Core’s events and activities. We will then record your wishes and use them to inform what you receive from us in future. You can update these preferences at any time by accessing your account via our website or by calling the Ticket Office. All data collected is in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 18. Full information on how we use it can be found at about-us/privacy

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 booster seats, child-friendly food and beverages and, of course, a warm friendly welcome. Many of our family shows offer a self-led, pre-show craft activity.

Discounts And Concessions

Concessions are available for selected shows for Under 16s, 60+, Students, Jobseekers, Disabled Patrons and Companions, and Groups of 6. Additional concessions are available for certain shows, including family tickets (max 2 adults) – full details are highlighted on individual show entries and at

Groups And Schools

A range of great discounts and other benefits are available to Groups & Schools. To find out more about our group rates for bookings of 10+ and how we can make your visit as a group hassle free please contact our dedicated Groups Advisor, Gillian using

Transaction Fee

We charge a £1.50 per-transaction fee for telephone and website bookings of £15 and over, does not apply in person or to Friends, Groups and Disabled Patrons. 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.

Returns And Exchanges

We want to reassure you that our policy for refunds and exchanges has been amended to support the guidelines for Covid-19. If a show is cancelled, you will be able to choose a refund, exchange or credit note for the value of your tickets. If you are unable to attend due to symptoms of COVID or have been asked to self-isolating by NHS Test & Trace you will be able to get an exchange or credit for the value of your tickets.

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Access The Core at Corby Cube is an accessible venue. The lifts from ground floor to all levels of the auditorium are at reduced capacity so are reserved for use by those with access needs. Spaces for wheelchairs are available together with adjacent seats in the auditoria for companions or carers. Parking for Blue Badge holders is available adjacent to Corby Cube. Guide Dogs are welcome. There is an induction loop or wireless hard of hearing system for all performances. Wireless headsets are available by request when you get your tickets scanned upon entry. If you have not done so yet, please register with our free Access Scheme. By taking a few minutes to tell us about your specific requirements, our staff and volunteers can ensure your tickets and seats fit your needs perfectly, leaving you free to relax and enjoy your visit.

We are committed to reopening The Core in a way that ensures access for everyone. Where possible we will continue to offer socially distanced seating areas, which will allow audience members to enter and exit the theatre directly from ground level, without needing to go into the bar area. If you would like to book one of our socially distanced seating areas, please call our team on 01536 470470 who will be able to process this for you. If you have a preferential place to sit in the auditorium due to impaired sight or hearing, please also call our team and they will do their best to accommodate you.

Large print and audio versions of this brochure available on request, please email

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. 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. All information is correct at time of printing but 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 retrospective discounts are not available linked to our Friends scheme.

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Corby Pole Fair

Corby Pole Fair Fri 3 June 6am-10pm

This community celebration showcases the rich history of Corby and the Pole Fair, including local traditions of pealing bells, dawn charter readings, stocks, stang, ox roast, greasy pole as well as spectacular floral gateways to the village. On Charter Field, a community breakfast will start a fun-packed day of fancy-dress parades, giant puppets, live performances by bands, choirs, dancers and folk groups as well as a ceilidh and a teddy bears’ picnic with entertainment for young children. Follow a heritage trail around Corby Old Village and hear storytellers sharing tales of fugitive slaves, local nobles and rebellions, alongside a large Viking encampment. Enjoy walkabout acts, pop-up performances as well as a market and community stalls. Over in West Glebe Park, there’ll be jousting and skateboarding displays, as well as the Street Food Fridays area serving up tasty treats, spoken word, bands, funky beats and lots, lots more! Find out more at

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