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Mon 12 - Sun 18 March

Love From A Stranger, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Fri 23 Feb – Sat 17 Mar

A play by Agatha Christie and Frank Vosper. In association with Fiery Angel LTD. A whirlwind romance with a handsome and charming stranger sweeps Cecily Harrington off her feet. Little does she know the ghastly truth about her new beau…

Electric with suspense and with a biting twist in its tail, this edge-of-your-seat thriller by the UK’s greatest crime writer is reimagined in a brand new production by the always innovative theatre maker Lucy Bailey (director of last year’s Gaslight). Tickets can be booked by calling the box office on 01604 624811 or through the website.

Royal & Derngate Theatre, Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP

The best of award season, Errol Flynn Filmhouse, Northampton, Throughout March

Catch up with some of the biggest contenders of this year’s award season at Errol Flynn Filmhouse. A huge selection of films are available including ‘Shape of Water’, ‘I,Tonya’ and ‘Lady Bird’ so there’s something for everyone. If you fancy a trip with this kids, then ‘The Greatest Showman Sing-a-long’ is the one for you; belt out the dazzling show tunes from the box office hit. Tickets range from £6 – £8.50 and can be booked online.

Errol Flynn Filmhouse, Derngate, Northampton NN1 1TU

Oundle International Festival Tickets, Oundle, from Thurs 1 Mar

Tickets for this year’s Oundle International Festival will go on sale on Thursday 1st March; the ever popular Festival returns for its 34th year with a programme so broad in appeal that there is something for everyone to enjoy. The festival is from 4th-14th July and has so much to offer for all the family, with an open-air production of David Walliams’ ‘The Midnight Gang’ or enjoy jazz and swing music from the ’20s and ’30s with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra. There’s a lot to choose from and tickets can be bought online of by calling the box office on 01832 274734, visit the website for more information.

Oundle Festival Box Office, 4 New Street, Oundle, PE8 4EA

25 Year Portrait Photography Retrospective by Donald Maclellan, Wed 7 – Sun 25 Mar

One of the country’s most eminent portrait photographers shares a one-off glimpse into the best of his portraits of the famous and influential – over 40 images ranging from Sir Ian McKellen to Stephen Fry and a range of politicians and leaders of social reform. Do come along and meet Donald over a glass of wine! All free, including plenty of parking.

Chenderit School, Archery Road, Middleton Cheney, Oxfordshire, OX17 2QR

Shrek the Musical, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Wed 14 – Sun 25 Mar

Based on the story and characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film, this hilarious and spectacular production turns the world of fairytales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy.

Join Shrek, and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Add the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance, guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages!

Tickets priced from £16 -£49.50 and can be booked online or by calling the box office on 01604 624811.

Royal & Derngate Theatre, Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP

2018 TOYO Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship, Towcaster, Sat 17 Mar

The opening round of the 2018 Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship will be the first ever rallycross event held at Silverstone, raising the curtain on a brand new season of rallycross!

The event will be headlined by 600bhp, four-wheel drive rallycross Supercars where drivers will race in short, sharp four-lap qualifying races to determine their starting positions for the six-lap semi-finals and finals later in the day.

Two other MSA Championships feature in “British RX”, the MSA Supernational Rallycross Championship; an eclectic range of two-wheel drive cars, and the MSA Junior Rallycross Championship for 14–17 year-olds. It’s going to be thrilling start to the 2018 season!

Tickets are available from £15 and children aged 15 & under can attend for free. Tickets are available on the website.

Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8TN

More Star Than In The Heavens: The MGM Musicals, Castle Theatre, 7:30pm, Sat 17 Mar

This Spring, musical aficionados can go on a journey down memory lane with award winning singer Robert Habermann, as he sings the songs and tells the story of the magical MGM musicals. From humble beginnings at the start of the talkies in 1929, to their unique celebration in the 1974 compilation film ‘That’s Entertainment’, Robert revisits them all live at Castle Theatre. ‘More Stars Than in The Heavens’ contains over forty of MGM’s iconic songs including: Over The Rainbow, The Trolley Song, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Show Business, Stranger in Paradise, Just In Time, Hi Lili Hi Lo, That’s Entertainment and many more. Robert will be joined on the stage by talented young dancers from the local area who will be recreating iconic and much-loved dance routines. Tickets are priced £18.50 (£17) and can be purchased by calling the Box Office on 01933 270 007 or online.

Castle Theatre, 10 Castle Way, Wellingborough, NN8 1XA

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