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Spring Opera Gala
Sunday 5th March, at 3pm
Voyager Concert Hall, Mountsteven Ave., Walton, PE4 6HX
Tickets: Full £12.50, Concession £10.50, Accompanied schoolchildren FREE
GLAMOUR AND PASSION.
What could be more glamorous than a night at the opera? Well, perhaps an afternoon at the opera in the company of the City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra (CPSO) and Peterborough Opera (Director Kate Wishart) under the baton of Steve Bingham! One of the most exciting collaborations in Peterborough’s music scene is set to offer a wonderful concert of operatic favourites accompanied by full orchestra - a first for Peterborough.
An Opera Gala can only scratch the surface of the wonderful world of opera, but this concert certainly travels!
Starting with the grandeur of Wagner’s Mastersingers, an opera about the strength and solidity of renaissance German society, we move on to perhaps the most famous opera of all, Carmen, a story of forbidden love, passion and obsession set in Spain round Seville.
Then let’s move to Italy for excerpts from a comedy of manners, with glorious music delightfully pointing up a hilarious and absurd story highlighting human frailty exposed by worldly wisdom. And then to perhaps the greatest of operatic composers, Verdi, the Italian composer of famous songs known by so many people who don’t always know where they came from.
Even this selection travels! First we go to Egypt and the opera Aida, represented by the famous Grand March. Then back to Italy, with a complex voice ensemble covering three simultaneous conversations about misguided love, planned revenge and downright skulduggery - it must be heard to be believed!. Lastly, we return to Spain for the famous anvil’s chorus, a lighter interval in a story of mistaken identity and grim retribution.
Opera has it all, and we are delighted to showcase for you some of the very best of it. Don’t miss it!
Friday 17th March
This needs little introduction other than encouragement to pick up the phone and order tickets as soon as possible for they sell out rapidly!
Highgate Hall, Elton
£10 (includes a glass of wine and canapés)
Confessions of a Super Snooper
21st March. Post-show discussion
by Daniel Jamieson
Pam’s already got a low opinion of her neighbours. So when someone pinches her Elizabethan sideboard, it’s all-out war: she becomes a one-woman MI6, ramping up her operation from curtain twitching to spy cameras hidden in hand-knitted novelties. But what Pam unearths is what she already suspects - that everyone around her is a thief, a pervert or a terrorist...
Join Pam as she lets you in on her covert operations. Let her amuse, intrigue and bewilder you as she shares her tale of nosiness gone wild...This production features original live music and film projection.
For adults from 14+
50 minutes. No interval.
The Stahl Theatre
£12 Adults / £10 Concessions
Write about what You Know
A comedy by Paul Gisby
30th & 31st March and 1st April 2017
Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start
Barnwell Village Hall, Hemington Rd, PE8 5QD
A painfully comic evocation of a writers’ circle where members struggle with a variety of literary forms and with each other.
They meet each month in the local scout hut to discuss their work, exchange tips and seek mutual encouragement.
But closer examination of this disparate group reveals a whirlwind of love affairs, petty jealousy, rivalry and literary one upmanship.
Little Red Riding Hood (Pantomime)
Catworth Village Hall, Church Road, PE28 0PA
30th and 31st March at 8pm
1st April, matinee at 2:30pm, evening at 8pm
Tickets: Adults £6.50/ U16 £3.50
Cakes, cakes, where are my cakes?’ cries Grannie Hood, one of the cast members of the 2017 CATS Pantomime, Red Riding Hood.
Set in Dark Wood, the story intertwines the Red Riding Hood fairy tale with the Robin Hood fable and is set against a backdrop of a topical baking themed feud between Michelin star chef, Heston Lupus and the delectable Nigella Hood.
Come and see how Nigella thwarts Heston’s plans to dominate the Dark Wood Dessert economy and wince at the yeast addicted and cantankerous Grannie Hood. Watch as Red Riding Hood handles the charms of the Grey Wolf and marvel at the tracking skills of the Dark Wood wolf hunters.
Laugh at the hapless Marcus and Miranda as they try to scheme their way to owning their own restaurant. Join the Dark Wood ramblers as they search for Nigella’s large portions and cheer as Robin Hood and his politically correct merry men evade the nasty Sheriff of Peterborough and fight for the rights of the humble consumer.
Sing along with Alana A Dale’s awful madrigals, groan at the villager’s bad jokes and smile at Gwendolyn’s infernal cheerfulness. With twists and turns, songs, sound effects and wonderful costumes, this original pantomime written by Scott Millington, is a treat for all ages.
By Luke Wright
After the Fringe First-winning success of What I Learned from Johnny Bevan, Luke Wright is back with a stunning new spoken word show - The Toll.
Fresh from supporting John Cooper Clarke on tour, Wright is here to subject the English language to a series of degrading yet delightful tricks, all for your amusement.
The poems in The Toll tour the flat-roofed pubs and half-bought couches of Brexit Britain. They struggle with doubt, duty and a score of half-cut nights spent shouting impotently at Question Time.
Spend an evening with a raconteur at the top of his game as he spits out visceral, inventive verse that sweats, bleeds and sings.
The Stahl Theatre
£12 Adults £10 Concessions
Timely, touching and consistently funny. Scotsman
A rip-roaring raconteur, evoking a Larkin-esque sense of commuter belt ennui Metro
Wednesday, 28th June
We end our year much as we started it - with a focus on our very able pupils. On this occasion, we hone in on our parting Upper Sixth musicians, a particularly splendid cohort of enthusiastic and talented individuals who have brought much joy and contributed many notes to our music-making over their years. Concerto movements, virtuosic moments and swansongs will abound from orchestral ensembles and choirs, aided by as many younger musicians as we can accommodate in this stunning venue. Please bring a picnic and come in smart attire. A fine evening awaits.
6.30pm for 7.30pm
£15 including drinks. Please book well in advance: limited number available.