10 things to do around Northamptonshire

A Kiss on the Bottom
A Kiss on the Bottom

Our guide to 10 things to do around Northamptonshire in the coming week.

1 THEATRE
The University Of Northampton’s Final Year Actors Shows 2017, Royal & Derngate, Northampton. March 16-18.
Three plays containing adult themes will be told by students at the University of Northampton. Pornogrpahy, Posh and Vinegar Tom deals with subjects including equality and witchcraft.
01604 624811 or www.royalandderngate.co.uk
2 THEATRE
A Kiss on the Bottom, Abbey Centre, East Hunsbury. March 16-18.
Three women are in East Glamorgan hospital receiving treatment. Grace is old and world-weary, Lucy is foolishly self-deluding. And then there is the, hopelessly optimistic Marlene. They have to deal with the uncertainties of their health, and secrets maintained by relations and nursing staff.
www.abbeycommunitytheatre.co.uk
3 MUSIC
Dodgy, Picturedrome, Northampton. March 17.
Nineties indie stalwarts Dodgy are returning to Northampton to headline The Picturedrome. The band released their sixth album What Are We Fighting For last year. The LP featured the single You Give Drugs A Bad Name.
www.thepicturedrome.com
4 COMEDY
Live at the Lighthouse, Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering. March 17.
Five of Britain’s best comedians will be performing in Kettering. Junior Simpson, Andrew Lawrence, Josh Howie and Steve Day appear with the event hosted by Tom Toal. Tickets cost £17 and the show starts at 8pm.
01536 414141 or www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk
5 COMEDY
Richard Gadd, Royal & Derngate, Northampton. March 18.
Award-winning comedian Richard Gadd brings his new show to Northampton.Monkey See, Monkey Do is a stand-up routine that goes to the depths of who he is
and what it means to be a man.
01604 624811 or www.royalandderngate.co.uk
6 THEATRE FOR CHILDREN
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle ,has delighted generations since it was first published in 1969. It appears on to the stage featuring a menagerie of 75 loveable puppets and four different stories.
01536 414141 or www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk
7 COMEDY
Rolling in the Aisles, Kettering Arts Centre. March 18.
Gavin Webster will be among the comics appearing at the comedy club returning to Kettering. Marc Lucero and Luke Kempner will also be providing the laughter at the event which is aimed at people aged 14 andover.
www.ketteringartscentre.co.uk
8 BALLET
Bolshoi Live: A Contemporary Evening, Errol Flynn Filmhouse, Northampton. March 19
For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a bold new challenge in Hans Van Manen’s Frank Bridge’s Variations, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot’s Short Time Together and Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons. It will be screened to the Northampton venue.
www.errolflynnfilmhouse.com
9 OPERETTA
Patience. Royal & Derngate, Northampton. March 20-25
All the well-born young ladies in the village, rapturously caught up in aestheticism, are in love with two contrasting poets, the ‘fleshly’ Bunthorne and the ‘idyllic’ Grosvenor. But the poets are both in love with Patience, the simple village milkmaid, who cares nothing for poetry and doesn’t understand love.
01604 624811 or www.royalandderngate.co.uk
10 Music
Hunsbury Voices. Quaker Meeting House, Northmapton. March 20.The Northampton Music Appreciation Society host this concert at the Wellington Street venue. It starts at 7.30pm and entrance to the concert is £4.

Rehearsals of Patience by Northampton's Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

Rehearsals of Patience by Northampton's Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show in Kettering

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show in Kettering

Richard Gadd

Richard Gadd