Scottish talent in Core line-up

Comedian Danny Bhoy will be returning to the Core theatre in Corby later this year
Comedian Danny Bhoy will be returning to the Core theatre in Corby later this year

Scottish entertainers are lined up to appear at The Core theatre, Corby.

Scots bands Big Country and The Bay City Rollers and singer Eddi Reader, who made her name in Fairground Attraction, will join funnyman Danny Bhoy and comic Susan Calman at the theatre.

Also lined up are Irish comedian Jason Byrne, who is inviting audiences to come up with a name for his new show, and comedy magician Pete Firman.

Thirty years on, Big Country will be performing songs from their million-selling album Steeltown, written about Corby, along with other classic hits.

And it’s time to look out the tartan scarves when Les McKeown and The Bay City Rollers take to the stage.

Top tribute acts appearing at the theatre will include The Johnny Cash Roadshow, The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular and Roy Orbison And Friends.

For the fourth year running businessman and musician Bip Wetherell is to present his Strictly Sixties show, featuring Stars In Their Eyes winner Jimmy Jermain as Cliff Richard and live music from The Telstars and The Rapiers.

Profits from the night will go to the cancer charity Prostaid.

A spokesman for The Core said: “There’s a great line up of events coming up this autumn, with something for all ages and tastes.

“The live drama programme is complemented by NT Live broadcasts, bringing top National Theatre productions to the big screen, and a first class selection of children’s shows culminates at Christmas with the delightful Dear Santa.”

From NT Live, Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan will be seen in a recording of the National Theatre’s new production of David Hare’s Skylight, and Euripides’ powerful tragedy Medea will be screened live starring Helen McCrory.

And there’s plenty on offer for young theatre-goers with Wriggle Dance returning with their sell-out success Once In A Blue Moon, incorporating dance, live music and audience interaction for three to six-year-olds.

For four to seven-year-olds, Fevered Sleep will present Dusk, about a group of forest creatures.

From Michael Morpurgo, writer of the family classic War Horse, the theatre will stage Private Peaceful, the tale of a young First World War soldier.

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