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Spring 2020

Welcome This February, The Core, along with our co-producers Made in Corby and Artreach, will light up Corby town centre with an array of exciting lighting installations and performances with Grow Festival 2020. The incredible Heliosphere will make its way through the town centre on Sat 8 February. From Tue 4 to Sat 8 February, the Theatre will host Luke Jerram’s Museum Of The Moon, a 7m wide scale model of the moon itself, so close you could almost touch it. Across the Theatre and the Lab we have a huge range of comedians this Spring with something to tickle everyone. Watch out for Ed Byrne, Lou Sanders, Simon Brodkin (AKA Lee Nelson), Sam Avery, Jarlath Regan and Glasgow’s own Janey Godley. We have comedy suitable for the whole family as well, with the hilarious Blue Planet by Luke Rollason, Spontaneous Potter Kidz and our own young comedians present Bangers & Mash Comedy Club. If folk music is more your thing, we are delighted to welcome Coleraine born Damien O’Kane and band with his traditional, Irish sound to the intimate setting of the Torchlight Acoustic Sessions in February followed in March by a true rising star in Iona Lane. Following on from Carword in April, we also continue to focus on theatre making with local people and are delighted to be working with the Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme to run an Introduction To Directing Programme. We are looking for people from Corby who are interested in becoming a theatre director, with the course offering you the chance to gain the skills and experience required to direct your own work for the Lab stage. With so much to see and do this season at The Core, call in and say hello. Joe Flavin, Director

Help us to support families in need to create special memories together this Christmas. Donate £5 and we’ll match it to provide a free ticket to our Christmas production of Swiss Family Robinson. Donate by calling 01536 470 470 or pledge online at The Core is the trading name of Corby Cube Theatre Trust Registered Charity Number 1139035 Proudly supported by the Northamptonshire Community Foundation

Swiss Family Robinson

The Carpenters Experience

It’ll Be Alt Right On The Night

Torchlight Acoustic Sessions: Damien O’Kane Band

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Blue Planet III

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Crimes, Camera, Action

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Lou Sanders

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Sea Girl

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Spontaneous Potter p. 18

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Support Us Pages 24-26

Frantic Re-Ignite p. 21

Sparks p. 22

Introduction To Directing For Theatre p. 23

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This Christmas, multi-award-winning comedy theatre company New Old Friends return to Corby with an exciting new retelling of the classic family tale Swiss Family Robinson. When a family find themselves shipwrecked on a deserted island they have to use all of their wits, strengths and skills to build a new home. As well as finding shelter and safety on the island, they (and their dog) must also make friends with the local inhabitants who are all manner of creatures, some friendly and some not. New Old Friends have won national acclaim for their particular brand of entertaining and engaging theatre and this production will be overflowing with creativity. Delivered by a cast of talented performers, the show will feature stunning ship-wrecks, wonderful wild animals, glorious gags, marvellous machines, stupendous songs and witty wordplay.

HHHH “A HUGELY ENTERTAINING FAMILY SHOW” In association with Imagine Theatre and The Albany Theatre, Coventry

Tickets from £14.50 (Groups, Family and Schools tickets available) THE THEATRE I Recommended For Ages 6+ Running time 1 hour 45 minutes including an interval I Free craft activities






Sat 30 November & Sun 1 December 1pm & 5pm Once again Corby Borough Council’s SHAPE Dance will be staging its annual Christmas Show at The Core. Over 350 dancers, aged four years and above, from Beanfield Lloyds, Oakley Vale, West Glebe, Lodge Park and Priors Hall will be presenting a range of routines. As always, you can look forward to a colourful and entertaining dance extravaganza.

Tickets from £10 (Conc. £9) THE THEATRE I From Our Community

Corby Amateur Theatrical Society

Jack And The Beanstalk

Thu 2 - Sun 5 January Thu-Sat Eves 7pm, Sat Matinee 2pm, Sun 12pm & 4pm The NODA Pantomime Award-winning team from Corby Amateur Theatrical Society are delighted to bring the magical tale of Jack And The Beanstalk to The Core. The show includes all the elements of a traditional pantomime including lively music, dazzling costumes, singing, dancing, magic beans, Daisy the cow and a mean GIANT! All this plus a giant beanstalk leading up to the giant’s castle in the sky! “WE TOOK OUR GODCHILDREN, THEY LOVED IT, SO DID WE. VERY GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY” AUDIENCE FEEDBACK FOR CATS SNOW WHITE

Tickets from £15, Family ticket £49 (Conc. £13, Restricted view £11) THE THEATRE I From Our Community

Pre-order your Christmas treats It’s not too late!


If you are joining us for over the festive season, why not pre-order your drinks, treats and programme in advance and save money by doing so. Full information available on the show pages on our website

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 13 December 8pm

Fri 27 March 8pm

Pierre Hollins Meryl O’Rourke Mark Simmons Compère Sally-Anne Hayward

Howard Read Jenny Collier David Ward Compère Sally-Anne Hayward

Fri 24 January 8pm

Fri 24 April 8pm

Troy Hawke Sarah Callaghan Huge Davies Compère Sally-Anne Hayward

Gordon Southern Susan Murray Tom Ward Compère Sally-Anne Hayward

Fri 28 February 8pm

Fri 22 May 8pm

Mitch Benn Nelson Gombakomba Harriet Dyer Compère Dan Evans

Jonny Awsum Catherine Bohart Javier Jarquin Compère Sally-Anne Hayward

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

What’s On

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


What’s On Our Accessible film screenings are specially adapted for customers with a wide range of additional needs such as autism and those living with Dementia. These screenings offer customers the chance to enjoy a film in a relaxed and supportive environment. Tickets include a free tea or coffee. Our bar will be open an hour before the screening serving snacks and refreshments. Specially trained staff will be on hand and the screenings will also include: • An interval midway through the film • No adverts or trailers before the screening • The lights will be up a little and the sound reduced slightly • You are welcome to move about as you wish • We encourage you to sing along and enjoy yourself


1 hour 56 minutes I PG

Tue 21 January 11am The ’70s classic starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as greaser Danny and good girl Sandy features one of the most memorable soundtracks in film history.

La La Land

2 hours 8 minutes I 12A

Tue 18 February 11am Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in this romantic musical, telling the story of an aspiring actress and a jazz musician who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for breaking hearts.

Calamity Jane 1 hour 41 minutes I U

Tue 24 March 11am Doris Day stars in this classic 1954 musical Western. Jane sets off in search of a beautiful singer for the local saloon, but inadvertently brings back a rival to the man she loves.

Tickets from £4.50 including a complimentary tea or coffee THE THEATRE


The Carpenters Experience Sat 18 January 7.30pm

The Carpenters Experience bring you an evening of non-stop hits – it’s Yesterday Once More! Featuring the amazing voice of Maggie Nestor and eight top-class musicians, The Carpenters Experience recreates the amazing talents of Richard and Karen Carpenter. The show includes hits such as Close To You, We’ve Only Just Begun, Top Of The World, Rainy Days And Mondays, Solitaire, Goodbye To Love, Please Mr Postman, For All We Know, Only Yesterday and dozens more classic songs. Tickets from £23 (Conc. £21) THE THEATRE

An Evening With Sir Geoff Hurst Thu 23 January 7.30pm

After a highly successful 2019 tour, England’s ‘Hat Trick Hero’ and World Cup-winner, Sir Geoff Hurst, is back out on the road and heading to Corby. Talking about his illustrious West Ham and England career, Sir Geoff will be joined by his great friend and agent, Terry Baker, who will once again be asking the questions. The second half of the show will be a Q&A session with the audience. A great event for football fans. Tickets from £26 THE THEATRE

The Thinking Drinkers: Heroes Of Hooch Fri 24 January 8pm

The Thinking Drinkers come to Corby with this hilarious and intoxicating look at history’s greatest drinkers. Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts reveal how alcohol has inspired pioneering explorers, politicians and painters in equal measure, from Plato and Picasso, to Nelson, Napoleon and Norm from Cheers. You’ll learn a lot, laugh a lot and, don’t forget you get five free drinks! HHHH “HUGELY FUNNY, GENUINELY FASCINATING” EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS Tickets from £17 THE THEATRE I For ages 18+

Blue Planet III Sat 25 January 2.30pm

Two idiots at the BBC are making another Blue Planet - but how do you know what a fish is if you’ve never left your office?

Tickets from £ £8.50, Family Ticket £28 (Conc. £6.50) THE LAB I Recommended for ages 5+

What’s On

Put on your polar ice caps and climb aboard an adventure to save the oceans. Featuring swashbuckling swordfish, hammerhead and spannerhead sharks, wailing whales and nasty things that lurk at the bottom of the sea… “David Attenborough meets clowning” (Broadway Baby) in this children’s comedy show by the “hugely entertaining” (Chortle) Luke Rollason and the “hilarious” (The List) Christian Brighty.


What’s On

Weldon Amateur Theatre School


Sat 1 & Sun 2 February 2pm & 6.30pm Weldon Amateur Theatre School return in February with the traditional family pantomime, Aladdin. Jump on board our magical carpet flight to China to help our good friend Aladdin find his love. Will evil Abanazar ruin his chances and rule the world? Or can Aladdin triumph and wish his way to the top? Meanwhile, Widow Twankey and Wishee Washee need your help in the Wosh n’ Nosh laundry. Tickets from £12.50, Family Ticket £37 (Conc, £9.50, Under 3s £4) THE THEATRE I From Our Community

Janey Godley’s Soup Pot Thu 13 February 7.30pm

Grab the soup pot and get ready as the “Queen of Scottish Comedy” comes to Corby with live voice overs and stand up like you’ve never seen before. Check out some hilarious patter from Big Tereeza in Torremolinos, Boris and his bawjaws and see Nicola up on the big screen with all the latest patter. Hot from her recent appearances on BBC’s Have I Got News For You and BBC Scotland’s Breaking The News, Janey Godley is a Fringe Festival sell-out with over 20 years experience performing award-winning comedy around the world from Newcastle to New Zealand. Tickets from £17 THE THEATRE I Recommended for ages 16+

The Power Ballad Show: Valentine’s Special Fri 14 February 7.30pm

Lovers of all ages and genders are set for a real loved up night at The Core on Valentine’s Day when The Power Ballad Show performs a full evening of love songs, the ones that take you back to when trousers were high, shell suits were cool and hair was bigger than the rest of you. Don’t miss this fabulous night of powerful ballads featuring some of the finest musicians currently on the scene. Tickets from £23.50 THE THEATRE

Jarlath Regan: Notions 11 Fri 14 February 8pm

As seen on Comedy Central’s Standup Central, Russell Howard’s Good News, Tonight At The Palladium and as heard on BBC Radio 4 and The Guilty Feminist, Jarlath Regan is best known for his world beating podcast An Irishman Abroad and his critically acclaimed standup show Organ Freeman about donating a kidney to his brother. In his new show, Notions 11, you can expect an expertly crafted hour of interlocking stand up and stories about the world we live in. “DOWNRIGHT HILARIOUS” THE IRISH TIMES Tickets from £13 THE LAB I Recommended for ages 16+ 10

Showaddywaddy Fri 21 February 7.30pm

Showaddywaddy have sold over 20 million records and toured internationally extensively. Their dynamic and uplifting live show features all of their biggest hits including Under The Moon Of Love, Three Steps To Heaven, Hey Rock ‘n’ Roll, When, Blue Moon, Pretty Little Angel Eyes and many, many more. So come and join the Dancin’ Party… You’ve Got What It Takes! “A GREAT SHOW DELIVERED BY A SET OF EXCELLENT MUSICIANS” BOURNEMOUTH ECHO Tickets from £26 THE THEATRE

Purple Zeppelin Sat 22 February 7.30pm

As seen in the BBC documentary The Joy Of The Guitar Riff (alongside Brian May, Tony Lommi & Dave Grohl) Purple Zeppelin are proud to pay tribute to the two greatest rock bands of all time, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. The band will take you back to the magic, the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by those incredible musicians in a full-on two and a half hour show complete with costume changes for each band and over 30 classic songs. Tickets from £21 THE THEATRE

It’ll Be Alt-Right On The Night Sat 22 February 8pm

Greeny and Stevo grew up punks – squats, dumpster-diving and PVAglue-spiked hair. But they’ve changed. One’s a social justice warrior, one’s gone to the far right and in a world of trigger warnings and snowflakes, conservatism is the new punk rock. Chronicling a friendship through youth, adolescent rebellions, a shared passion for punk rock music and eventually, through a parallel seduction by radical polarised politics. HHHH “BLISTERINGLY FUNNY” THE LIST Tickets from £11.50 THE LAB

The Illegal Eagles Thu 27 February 7.30pm

Celebrating the music of the legendary West Coast country rock band, The Illegal Eagles return to Corby in 2020 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship.

Tickets from £28.50 THE THEATRE

What’s On

This critically acclaimed show features the very best from the Eagles’ catalogue of classics including Hotel California, Desperado, Take It Easy, New Kid In Town, Life In The Fast Lane and many more.


What’s On Join us as our season of monthly music nights return this Winter. Taking place in the intimate and laid‑back setting of The Lab, these evenings provide an ideal opportunity for music-lovers to get close to extraordinary musicians.

Damien O’Kane Band Sat 29 February 8pm

Originally from Ireland, Damien O’Kane is a musician of many talents. Teamed up with master guitarist Steven Byrnes (Kate Rusby/ Treacherous Orchestra) and Duncan Lyall (Kate Rusby/Blue Rose Code) their sound is sublime and exhilarating. This trio take traditional Irish music and song and, in the words of the The Telegraph, turn it into ‘Folk-Pop that is Irish music for the 21st Century’. HHHHH SUNDAY EXPRESS Tickets from £14 (Conc. £11) THE LAB

Iona Lane

Sat 28 March 8pm Young, upcoming folk singer and musician, Iona Lane delivers emotive and well-crafted songs with immense passion and an understanding beyond her years. Performing a mix of traditional and original folk songs, Iona has been praised for her delicate yet powerful vocals which have captivated audiences. “DISTINCTIVE, ALLURING, HONEST, AND ABOVE ALL, ORIGINAL” FOLKWORDS Tickets from £11.50 (Conc. £8.50) THE LAB

Women In Rock Sat 29 February 7.30pm

Women In Rock returns to Corby with another brilliant journey through female rock delivered by some of the UK’s finest vocalists and musicians. The show features songs made famous by the world’s greatest female rock artists, from Joplin to Quatro, Turner to Cher and Blondie to Joan Jett. Since their hugely successful debut here in 2018 the show goes from strength to strength, wowing audiences in theatres up and down the UK and performing for Harley Davidson to audiences of up to 120,000 in Prague and Portugal. Tickets from £19 THE THEATRE 12

Kings School Of Dance Presents… This Is Me! Sun 1 March 2.30pm

Celebrating 25 years, Kings School Of Dance bring you a show to remember. From all things past to all things present. From Chicago, Cats and Burlesque to Annie, Matilda, The Greatest Showman and more. The show will feature special guest appearances from Kev Costello Irish Dancers and Amanda Gibson’s Highland Dancers. Tickets from £11 (Conc. £9, Under 16s £6) THE THEATRE I From Our Community

The Counterfeit Sixties Thu 5 March 7.30pm

Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as The Counterfeit Sixties bring the magic of the sixties to life with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks and The Monkees. The show encompasses everything from the period, from the clothes that were worn, to flashbacks from television history, including: TV programmes, adverts and clips from the original bands. Tickets from £21 THE THEATRE

Lou Sanders: Say Hello To Your New Step‑Mummy Thu 5 March 8pm

In her new show Lou Sanders will examine relationships (all kinds, baby), mental health (other people’s, she’s fine) and perverts (that one is mainly her, actually). She’ll be oversharing, wanging on about spirituality and giving everyone some much unwanted advice. As seen and heard on Taskmaster, QI, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Travel Man, Hypothetical, The Russell Howard Hour, The Unbelievable Truth, Ultimate Worrier and more. Tickets from £14 THE LAB I Recommended for ages 14+

Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards

Fri 6 March 8pm

Iain Stirling (Love Island, Taskmaster) is taking his ‘extremely funny’ (Telegraph) comedy back on the road for his biggest ever nationwide tour, following his 2018 sell-out smash U OK HUN? X.

Tickets from £19.50 THE THEATRE I Limited Availability I Recommended for ages 16+

What’s On

Do you ever wonder how people manage to be normal? Iain does. So much so he’s written a brand new stand-up show about it. Join the ‘star of comedy’ (The i) as he explores his inability to function in the most basic of public settings, social media’s constant pressure to “live your best life” and that one time a man stole his shoes.


What’s On


Sat 7 March 6pm N.Dance showcases the amazing dance and choreography talent of children and young people from across Northamptonshire. As well as being an annual celebration of different dance styles, N.Dance is part of a live selection process where participating groups have the opportunity to be chosen to be part of a regional short list. One group from the region will then be selected to perform at the U.Dance 2020 National Festival in Glasgow in July 2020. Tickets from £10.50 (Conc. £8.50) THE THEATRE

Ed Byrne: If I’m Honest… Tue 10 March 8pm

Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy hot on the heels of his 17/18 touring hit, Spoiler Alert. Join him as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children. A TV household name, in the past year Ed has appeared on Live At The Apollo (Host, BBC), Mock The Week (BBC), The Pilgrimage (BBC), Top Gear (BBC) and QI (BBC). Tickets from £26 THE THEATRE I Recommended for ages 16+

Made in Corby presents

Time To… TAKEOVER Fri 13 & Sat 14 March 10am-3pm

Join us for a celebration of older people’s creativity and imagination where over 65s stage a takeover of The Core. The event will showcase work created by local people as well as groups from across the region. This event is suitable for all ages and will feature drop-in workshops to take part in as well as exhibitions, performances and films. Funded by the ScottishPower Foundation.

Tickets FREE THE THEATRE & THE LAB I From Our Community

Corby Gang Show

Wed 18 – Sat 21 March 7.15pm, Saturday Matinee 2.15pm The Corby Gang Show returns to The Core, celebrating over 60 years of performing. This year’s show is bigger, better, louder and prouder than ever before. A great night out is guaranteed, with a wide range of singing, dancing, comedy and modern scouting performed in their own ‘loud and proud’ way. The evening also includes traditional Ralph Reader numbers which pay tribute to the roots of the Gang Show. So, if you want to be riding along the crest of a wave, hurry down to The Core and join in the fun. Tickets from £10.50 (Conc. £8.50) THE THEATRE I From Our Community 14

Core Actors

Murder Mystery Evening Wed 25 March 6.45pm

Join our Core Actors as they present a murder mystery performance. Meet the characters, ask them questions, solve the crime and enjoy a buffet dinner. This is a Core Actors’ showcase with a difference!

Tickets from £13 (Conc. £10) Price includes a buffet dinner, please let our Ticket Office know of any dietary requirements when booking THE LAB I From Our Community

100% Simon Brodkin Fri 27 March 8pm

After three hugely successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, multiple sell-out tours and various court appearances following world-famous stunts on Theresa May, Sepp Blatter, Donald Trump, Kanye West and Britain’s Got Talent, the award-winning comedian unleashes his funniest creation yet… himself! Fresh from a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Simon Brodkin takes his debut stand-up show 100% Simon Brodkin on a nationwide tour. Tickets from £21 THE THEATRE I Recommended for ages 16+

Core Comedians

Bangers & Mash Comedy Club Sat 28 March 2.30pm

Have a fun-filled afternoon seeing some of the Midlands’ best comedy acts at our family friendly comedy show. Hosted by the award-winning Friz Frizzle and Hannah Sylvester, our young comedians will try out their new material in front of a home crowd.

Tickets from £5 THE LAB I From Our Community I Suitable For All Ages

Jimmy Buckley: In Concert With Special Guest Claudia Buckley Sat 28 March 7.30pm

Tickets from £26 THE THEATRE

What’s On

Jimmy Buckley, one of Ireland’s best loved and most respected performers, possesses a very rare talent, not only as a phenomenal singer but also as a hilarious mimic of other major stars. His show contains a wide variety of material from country, big ballads and tribute medleys to the greats of country music Hank Williams and Charlie Pride. Along with his magnificent band and his daughter Claudia Buckley, Jimmy will entertain you superbly.


What’s On

Foster & Allen Sun 29 March 7.30pm

Foster & Allen return to Corby celebrating 45 years together in the music business and coinciding with the release of their album Timeless Memories which features 182 tracks from 10 of their most popular and favourite albums. The duo’s story began back in the seventies when Mick and Tony were playing in country music bands around Ireland. Since then they have gone on to achieve album and video sales in excess of 20 million worldwide and their style and easy listening sound remains as fresh and exciting as ever. Tickets from £25 THE THEATRE

Carbon Theatre

Sea Girl

Wed 1 April 1pm, Thu 2 & Fri 3 April 10.30am & 1pm Join sisters Naomi and Ellen on a whirlwind sailing adventure around the world; battling treacherous storms, meeting weird and wonderful creatures and visiting far-off lands. Sea Girl is an action-packed, multi-sensory show inspired by Laura Dekker’s recordbreaking feat of becoming the youngest person to sail around the world single handedly at just 16 years old. A story of bravery, new experiences and coming home. The show will have performances specially adapted for children on the Autistic Spectrum and those with PMLD. Please see our website for more information.

Tickets from £9.50 THE LAB I Recommended for ages 7+

Sam Avery: Toddlergeddon! Thu 2 April 8pm

Join award-winning comedian and bestselling author Sam Avery (AKA The Learner Parent) for an evening of hilarious stand up. How do you raise a toddler with more attitude than Kanye West? Can you negotiate effectively with a pre-schooler who knows you’re clueless? And will any of us survive Toddlergeddon? “QUICK WIT AND PAINFULLY FUNNY” METRO

Tickets from £19 THE THEATRE I Recommended for ages 16+ 16

The Supersonic ʼ70s Show: 10th Anniversary Show Fri 3 April 7.30pm

A show glam-packed with all of the incredible hits from the greatest musical decade of them all… the ’70s. From the towering might of Queen & ELO, the ‘pin-up pop’ of David Cassidy and Donny Osmond and the foot stompin’ sounds of Sweet and T.Rex, classics by The Carpenters and 10cc, this show even adds a touch of Grease and the Eurovision song contest. Tickets from £23 THE THEATRE

Crimes, Camera, Action Wed 8 & Thu 9 April 7.30pm

The multi-award-winning New Old Friends are at it again with another instalment in their hugely popular ‘Crimes…’ series of comedy thrillers which has included Crimes On The Nile and Crimes Under The Sun. Crimes, Camera, Action whisks you to golden‑era Hollywood and introduces a new lead detective, a world-weary, hard-boiled private-eye in the mould of Humphrey Bogart: meet Stan Shakespeare. Expect the usual mix of great theatrical set pieces, the quickest of quick changes, lightning fast word play and a thrilling plot driving the action at breakneck pace. HHHH “ENTERTAINING AND INVENTIVE ROMP” REVIEWS HUB ON CRIMES UNDER THE SUN “MURDER MOST FUN” BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE ON CRIMES ON THE NILE

Tickets from £15 THE THEATRE

Jack Barry: Alien Fri 10 April 8pm


What’s On

Your best friend (and acclaimed stand-up) Jack Barry is worried about you. The world’s gone mad and you haven’t been laughing enough. He’s going to roughly slap you around the face with his jokes and tell you to get a hold of yourself. Don’t worry – everything is going to be okay. As seen on The Russell Howard Hour and in Catastrophe, Cuckoo and Netflix’s Turn Up Charlie.


What’s On

Spontaneous Potter

Sat 11 April 2pm (Kidz) & 7.30pm (Adults) Grab your wands, don your house robes, and apparate yourselves to the box office! A very magical improv show awaits… The smash hit Spontaneous Potter is an entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play, based on an audience suggestion of a fanfiction title. Hilarity ensues as an entirely new Potter adventure is magically improvised on the spot – with live musical accompaniment! The 2pm performance is Spontaneous Potter Kidz, a family-friendly version of the show suitable for ages 4 and above. HHHHH “PURE, UNADULTERATED HILARITY” EDFRINGEREVIEW HHHH “SILLY AND RAUCOUSLY FUN” BROADWAY BABY Spontaneous Potter is an unofficial show that is not endorsed by or affiliated with Warner Bros., JK Rowling or her publishers.

Tickets from 2pm show: £8.50, Family Ticket £32 (Conc. £6.50), 7.30pm show: £15 THE THEATRE I 2pm show recommended for ages 4+ 7.30pm show recommended for ages 16+

Woman Like Me: The Little Mix Show Wed 15 April 7pm

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

The Vintage Boys: Rock ‘N’ Roll Show Fri 17 April 7.30pm

Step back in time to the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll as the sounds of the ’50s & ’60s are authentically recreated by The Vintage Boys. With immaculate 3-part harmonies, slick choreography, sharp suits and the backing of an incredible live band, the boys perfectly capture the look and sound of the golden era. The show features over 40 hits from stars such as Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Del Shannon, Bill Haley, Dion, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, The Beatles and Elvis Presley, as well as modern day pop hits with their unique ‘vintage’ twist. Tickets from £21 THE THEATRE 18

Coming Soon

Matt Forde

The Sound Of Springsteen

Tickets from £16 THE LAB I Recommended for ages 16+

Tickets from £25.50 (Conc. £23.50) THE THEATRE

Pop-Up Bowie

Francis Rossi

Tickets from £24 THE THEATRE

Tickets from £30, Super VIP £75, VIP £40 THE THEATRE

Three Musketeers

Northern Ballet

Brexit, Pursued By A Bear Fri 17 April 8pm

Sat 25 April 7.30pm

Wed 29 April 7.30pm

Little Red Riding Hood Wed 13 May 2pm, 4pm & 6pm

Tickets from £20 (Conc. £18) THE THEATRE

Tickets from £8.50 (Conc. £6.50) THE THEATRE

What’s On

Fri 8 May 7.30pm & Sat 9 May 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Sat 18 April 7.30pm


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Alongside our programme of live events, 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 or music, or are just looking for something to do in the school holidays, our programme of events gives you the chance to have fun, learn new skills and make new friendships.

Young People

Core Actors Wed 5pm-6.30pm (ages 12-18), term starts Wed 15 January These weekly, term-time sessions are led by theatre practitioner Jenny Sheehan and members have the chance to experience a wide range of performance techniques whilst having fun and building confidence. Playing a wide range of drama games, participants will work together to create new performances and a showcase as part of Grow Festival in February 2020 and a Murder Mystery Evening. Price £80 per term Limited free places through our bursary scheme available, please contact for further information.

Core Comedians Wed 6.30-8pm (ages 13-18), term starts Wed 15 January Find your unique comedy voice by working with professional comedians at our weekly sessions. Explore different styles of comedy, create characters, write and rehearse a set/sketches and then have the opportunity to perform with young people and professional acts at our regular family friendly Bangers & Mash Comedy Club. Our participants have also previously enjoyed Q&As with comedians such as Milton Jones and Sara Pascoe. Price £80 per term Limited free places through our bursary scheme available, please contact for further information.

Youth Advisory Panel (ages 12-19) Do you want to have your say at The Core? We want to be guided by young voices and in this monthly group, participants will get the chance to learn about marketing, theatre programming and production roles. In the run up to Grow Festival in February, the group will be playing an important role as the advisory panel, helping us to decide what shows and installations to bring to Corby. To join the group, please contact Kindly supported by Northampton Community Foundation and #Iwill

Price FREE

Frantic Re-Ignite Sat 29 February 10am-4pm (ages 16-25)

Price FREE

FREE taster sessions are available for all of our groups. For information on any of our Get Involved activities, or to book, please visit or call 01536 470 470.

Get Involved

Join Frantic Assembly practitioners to take part in an exciting and wide range of creative devising tasks, working collaboratively with other young people. Develop your performance skills and find new confidence working in an energetic and fast-paced way. Please wear clothes you can comfortably move around in. Limited spaces available, please email to book a place.


Get Involved


Rhyme Time

Tue 10am-10.30am and 11am-11.30am (ages 0-5) - please note that the sessions will move to Thursdays from Thu 9 January Have fun with your pre-school children at these lively and informal sessions by joining in with action rhymes and songs to help support the development of their communication and language skills. Price FREE

Mini Musical Movers

Wed 2pm-2.45pm (ages 2-5), term starts Wed 8 January Perfect for a family to enjoy together: explore stories, music, movement and play in these relaxed, weekly sessions. Price Pay As You Feel (pre-booking recommended)


Sat 10am-11am (ages 5-7) & 11.15am-12.15pm (ages 8-11), term starts Sat 11 January Led by theatre practitioner Kim Laughton, these fun, inspiring and creative sessions enable children to have fun playing a wide range of theatre games, develop their confidence and make new friends. Throughout the term they will work towards a showcase performance By The Light Of The Silvery Moon on Sat 28 March. Price £55 per term Limited free places through our bursary scheme available, please contact for further information.


We continue to make the activities we run as accessible as possible. With generous assistance from The Margaret Giffen Charitable Trust we are able to offer financial support for those facing a financial barrier to participating. For simple application information, please call 01536 470 470 or email


Murder Mystery Evening Wed 25 March 6.45pm

Join our Core Actors as they present a murder mystery performance. Meet the characters, ask them questions, solve the crime and enjoy a buffet dinner. A Core Actor’s showcase with a difference. Tickets £13 (Conc. £10), price includes a buffet dinner, please let our Ticket Office know of any dietary requirements when booking THE LAB

By The Light Of The Silvery Moon Sat 28 March 12pm

Watch and enjoy our Sparks groups as they share moon and space-travel inspired stories, adventures and performances. Tickets £2.50 THE LAB

Bangers & Mash Comedy Club Sat 28 March 2.30pm

Have a fun-filled afternoon seeing some of the Midlands’ best comedy acts at our family friendly comedy show. Hosted by the award-winning Friz Frizzle and Hannah Sylvester, our young comedians will try out their new material in front of a home crowd. Tickets £5 THE LAB

FREE taster sessions are available for all of our groups. For information on any of our Get Involved activities, or to book, please visit or call 01536 470 470. 22


Over 55s Dance Classes Thu 2pm-3.30pm

Explore different styles of dance and learn a range of routines in this energetic and fun class open to men and women. New members are always welcome so come along and keep fit and active with our classes run in association with Moving Together. Price ÂŁ5 per session

Singing4Breathing Wed 10.30am-11.30am

Award-winning singing group Singing4Breathing is designed specifically for people with respiratory conditions. The weekly sessions are open to adults aged 18 years and over. Please contact for more information. Price By donation

Core Playwrights Ensemble

Wed 7pm-9pm (ages 16+), sessions start Wed 15 January A group for anybody who has ever considered writing plays for the stage. Develop your playwriting skills and share work with like-minded people. No experience is necessary and new writers are always welcome. Price ÂŁ80 for 12 sessions

Introduction To Directing For Theatre (ages 19+)

Working class theatre directors are amongst the most underrepresented groups in British theatre and we want to change that. We are currently seeking expressions of interest from people who want to take the first steps towards becoming a professional theatre director. Over a six week period, participants will learn about the role of the theatre director as well as the challenges and rewards of working professionally in the theatre industry. They will be given an understanding of the basic skills required to direct a play and afterwards will be set to work on a project with members of the Core Playwrights Ensemble. For more information or to express your interest, please email Kindly supported by the RTYDS Introduction to Directing Scheme. It is free and participants will be able to claim a small subsidy for expenses.

Price FREE

Schools Partnerships

For further information please contact our Education & Outreach Manager, FREE taster sessions are available for all of our groups. For information on any of our Get Involved activities, or to book, please visit or call 01536 470 470.

Get Involved

We offer a wide range of creative and educational opportunities in the form of our Schools Partnerships which mean further discounts on tickets and a bespoke programme of creative activities and projects. We can provide subject specific workshops in a wide range of arts disciplines: creative writing, drama, film-making, dance and music and longer term activity including Arts Award. As a Partnership Organisation, we can also support schools embarking on their Arts Mark journey.


BIRTHDAY PARTIES With exclusive use of The Lab, we can help you host a children’s party with a difference. You can add a range of optional extras such as food and drink, themed craft activity, face painting and fun party games... all led by one of our brilliant and creative in‑house team. Prices start from just £100 (for up to 50 children). To find out more email

CORPORATE HOSPITALITY Enjoy a night out at The Core – the perfect treat for your team or to entertain business associates. We offer bespoke menu packages to enjoy a meal before the show, plus other hot and cold food options and drinks packages. To find out more email

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT! Why not join us for a drink before the show? We’ve got a great selection of bubbly, beers and soft drinks to enjoy. Don’t forget to beat the queues by pre-ordering your interval drinks. Our drinks packages change regularly so please ask for the latest offers.

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Memberships Join our Friends membership scheme today and benefit from a range of perks including free tickets and discounts on a great selection of shows. Friends Membership £25 Benefits: • Priority booking for popular shows • £2 off ticket purchases whenever you see on the brochure page • No transaction fee • Two free tickets to Swiss Family Robinson* • Free ticket exchanges

GIFT MEMBERSHIP Why not buy a membership as a special and unique present for any creative person in your life?

*Selected performances only. Subject to availability.

Patrons £80 Become a Patron of The Core and enjoy all the benefits of a Friends membership plus an invitation to our annual Patron event, a regular newsletter and a special behind-the-scenes tour for yourself and a guest.

Thanks to their membership fees, since we opened our members have helped welcome 130,000 participants to the Core to take part in our creative learning opportunities. Help us to support children and young people in particular access and be inspired by the arts on their doorstep by becoming a member now. To join, call the Ticket Office today on 01536 470 470 or visit

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Support Us

Business Club You can make a real difference to the local community while raising the awareness of your business, rewarding your staff or talking directly to our audiences. Prices start from just £350 per year. Here are just some of the example benefits that membership of our Business Club can bring:

• Free venue hire • Wide-reaching brand exposure • Complimentary tickets • Discounts for all your staff

• Unique VIP ways to entertain your clients • Advertising and sponsorship opportunities

Our packages are designed to be flexible, allowing us to work with you to meet the requirements of your company. To find out more, please call 07710 918493 or email

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


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How To Book

By telephone: 01536 470 470, Monday 10.30am-6pm, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm. 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.

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

Seating Plan

Discounts And Concessions

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

Groups And Schools

Groups of 10+ qualify for the concessions price. Further discounts for Groups of 20+ and Schools are available on certain shows.

Real Discounts

If you are aged 16-25, you could get free or discounted tickets for performances with the symbol. Visit or call 01536 470 470 to find out more.

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.

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.

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, free pre-show craft activities at most of our family shows and, of course, a warm friendly welcome. 28


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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.

your needs perfectly, leaving you free to relax and enjoy your visit.

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

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

This season we are proud to be offering relaxed, signed and audio described performances of Swiss Family Robinson. You can find descriptions of our accessible performances at Please use the diary on pages 30-31 to see when these performances are available.

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. 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.


Ever wanted to gain experience working in a professional creative environment? We are looking to recruit volunteers to join our team to support front of house and event, creative projects and technical departments. Email or call 01536 470472 to find out more.




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Fri 7 & Sat 8 February 2020 Grow Festival returns for its final instalment next February, lighting up Corby town centre with spectacular performances and intriguing installations! Save the date and join our mailing list to be the first to hear more. @growcorby



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