10 things to do around Northamptonshire

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Here's our guide of 10 things to do in and around Norrthamptonshire this week

1 THEATRE
The Twits, Royal & Derngate, Northampton. February 16-18
Based on the popular book by Roald Dahl, this family favourite is still in Northampton for the next three days. The Twits really are the most spiteful and revolting couple you could ever meet – but their world is about to be turned upside down.
Details 01604 624811 www.royalandderngate.co.uk.
2 THEATRE
So you think you know
about Dinosaurs?! The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering. February 16
Come and test your knowledge against Ben Garrod. With the help of TV film footage and photos he will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about dinosaurs – and more. This is an interactive show where children can ask questions and show off their dinosaur knowledge.
01536 414141 or www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk.
3 THEATRE
Journey’s End, The Playhouse Theatre, Northampton. February 16-18
A drama all about the horrors of war and life inside the trenches continues for the final three days of its week-long run.
Details www.masquetheatre.co.uk
4 DANCE
All Night Long, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, February 17
Strictly Come Dancing professional Brendan Cole is putting on a show featuring a wide range of dancing styles. It features guest dancers, a new leading lady and a 14-piece band with singers live on stage.
Details 01604 624811 www.royalandderngate.co.uk.
5 COMEDY
Rolling in the Aisles, Kettering Arts Centre. February 18
There’ll be two comedy club specials coming to Kettering Arts Centre on Saturday. Otiz Cannelloni returns to headline this family show, with Andrew O’Neill and Peter Bazely for a family special in the afternoon. The same comics return to the venue in the evening for a show designed for adults.
www.ketteringartscentre.co.uk.
6 MUSIC
Heart and Soul Charity Night. Rushden Town Bowling Club February 18
The first act is Ton O’ Groove who performs covers from the 70s, 80s and 90s. This is followed by Fillet O’ Soul who regularly appear as part of the Strictly Come Dancing band. The show will raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
Tonogroove@gmail.com or 07596 108 608
7 MUSIC
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Russian Masters, Royal & Derngate, Northampton. February 19
Join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for an afternoon of outstanding and powerful classics from a host of Russian masters, including Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov.
Details 01604 624811 www.royalandderngate.co.uk.
8 COMEDY
David O’Doherty. Royal & Derngate, Northampton. February 20
The self described Aldi Bublé, and Ryanair Enya presents a brand new show entitled Big Time featuring talking and songs played on a pretty primitive keyboard from 1986. You may have seen him on Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
Details 01604 624811 www.royalandderngate.co.uk.
9 ART
I Claude, Monet, Errol Flynn Filmhouse, Northampton. February 21
I, Claude Monet, a fresh new documentary based entirely on Claude Monet’s personal letters, will reveal Monet the artist, businessman and lover as never before.
Details www.errolflynnfilmhouse.com
10 ART
Opening event. Primrose Gallery, Thrapston. February 22
An exhibition of David Hockney works on paper. The show features some rare original pieces that have been signed by the artist as well as limited edition posters and collectors’ pieces.
Details www.primrosegallery.co.uk

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