10 things to do in and around Northamptonshire
Here is our guide to some of the events coming up in and around Northamptonshire this week.
1 THEATREThe Band, Riyal & Derngate, Northampton, until June 9This will be the final few performances of the award winning musical based on the songs from Take That. For five 16 year old girls in 1992, the band is everything. 25 years on, we are reunited with this group of friends as they try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting their heroes.www.royalandderngate.co.uk2 ENTERTAINMENTThe Dreamboys, Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering, June 7An action packed two hour all male strip show from start to finish packed with music, muscle, magic and mayhem that will leave you breathless which you simply cannot afford to miss.www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk3 MOVIEShaun of the Dead/The Lost Boys, Stanwick Lakes, June 8-9Two cult horror films will be screened in the open air by Luna Flix. The first on Friday is Shaun of the Dead, a comedy horror about zombies on the rampage starring Simon Pegg. The Lost Boys follows which sees two brothers discover that their new town is a haven for vampires. Tickets must be booked in advance.www.lunaflix.co.uk4 MUSICDonna Taggart, The Core at Corby Cube, June 8Following her astonishing international success with her song Jealous Of The Angels, which has now achieved multi-platinum status, and her debut Irish and UK Tour last year, Donna Taggart is now established as one of Ireland’s top live female performers. Her singing has been compared to Eva Cassidy, Mary Black and Alison Krauss.www.thecorecorby.com5 FAMILY Wicksteed at War, Wicksteed Park, June 8-10One of the main highlights of this year’s event will be a celebration of everything the world’s first independent air force has achieved since1918, both in protecting the nation and preserving freedom around the world. There will be flypasts, vehicle displays and all manner of memorabilia on display.www.wicksteedatwar.co.uk6 THEATRENorthanger Abbey, Holy Sepulchre Church, Northampton, June 9Catherine Morland has grown up in the country, with only sensational novels and pop culture to inform her of life beyond the village. Leaving home for the first time, she expects brooding heroes, ruthless bandits and glorious adventures to await her. They don’t. After all, reality is more complicated.www.royalandderngate.co.uk7 FOOD AND DRINKTowcester Food Festival, Towcester Racecourse, June 9-10There will be two days of foodie heaven for gourmands as Towcester Food Festival returns. There will be more than 100 hundred stalls selling a wide range of goods including cakes, biscuits, wines, beer and cheese. www.towcesterfoodfestival.co.uk8 BALLETThe Ugly Duckling, The Core at Corby Cube, June 9Ugly Duckling is lonely and fed-up, ignored by those around her who think she is too ugly to fit in. She tries to make friends with fellow animals but realising she is nothing like them. She is left sad and alone. But she overcomes her troubles and realises that she was beautiful all along. It has been designed as a first experience of ballet for children.www.thecorecorby.com9 MUSICWannabe, The Deco Theatre, Northampton, June 9Featuring Spice Girls hits, Wannabe is a brand new stage show that recreates the era of Girl Power giving you a 90s night out to remember. It is packed with hits to make you Zig-A-Zig-Ahhhh.www.thedeco.co.uk10 THEATREThe Empire Windrush and the 70th anniversary of the NHS, Cripps Hall, Northampton, June 10This play informs and inspires people about the legacy of the Windrush pioneers. It helps us to understand and appreciate the sacrifice and contribution of the people from that generation. As part of our heritage, it puts into perspective this rich and fascinating legacy for future generations. Tickets cost between Â£6 aand Â£8.www.ticketsource.co.uk/cripps-hall