Top names in Core’s spring programme

Suggs from Madness will be appearing at The Core
Suggs from Madness will be appearing at The Core

A successful arts venue has announced an exciting line-up of events for next year.

Having celebrated its second birthday recently, The Core at Corby Cube has revealed its spring programme, which includes big names as well as workshops and events for young adults.

Magician Pete Firman opens The Core’s comedy programme, which includes Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden, as well as Madness singer Suggs’ hilarious one-man show, My Life Story.

Award-winning comedian and science enthusiast Robin Ince looks into the minds of his two favourite scientists, Charles Darwin and Richard Feynman, in The Importance of Being Interested, and Jo Caulfield brings her Better the Devil You Know show to The Core in March.

Cutting-edge new works sit alongside old favourites in the venue’s drama line-up. The Adventures of Sky – The Reluctant Hero is a one-person show written and performed by Nikky Norton Shafau and directed by the Core’s creative director Chris Sudworth. The themes of misadventure, family pride and bad blood are explored in Romeo and Juliet, performed by Icarus Theatre Collective in a new production.

Also on offer is tribute band Hats Off to Led Zeppelin, Isla St Clair travels back to a time before rock with Eyes Front! which combines live performance with unique film footage to look at the effect of songs and music in wartime.

Not to be missed is the ever-popular Gang Show by the Scouts and Guides, and Sing and Dance for the NSPCC, a family variety show performed by pupils at local music and dance shools.