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Mon 12 - Sun 18 February

Romeo & Juliet and Swan Lake, Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton, 2:30pm & 7:30pm, Mon 12 – Wed 14 February
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia presents two classic ballets, Romeo & Juliet and Swan Lake, at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate. Accompanied by The Orchestra of the Russian State Ballet, the company bring their outstanding performances and breath-taking physical ability to the Derngate stage for the first time in two enchanting and well-loved ballets, sprinkled with magical special effects.
Shakespeare’s classic tale of passion and tradgedy, Romeo & Juliet is brought to life by Prokofiev’s soaring score, with emotionally charged choreography that befits the world’s greatest love story. In Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky’s haunting music sets the tone for the greatest ballet of all time. From the splendour of the palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake, this tale of tragic romance has it all. Perfect for a Valentine’s Day treat!
Romeo & Juliet is a one-off performance on Monday 12 February at 7:30pm, Swan Lake will be performed on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 at 7:30pm with a matinee on the Wednesday at 2:30pm. Tickets cost £17 to £34 and can be booked by calling the box office on 01604 624811 or through the website.
Royal & Derngate Theatre, Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP
Pancake Day at The Blitz, Kettering, 9am – 4pm, Tues 13 February
Celebrate Pancake Day at The Blitz and indulge in a selection of pancakes. The Blitz are making Pancake Day a lot easier for you as you can enjoy the treats without making the mess.
The Coach House, Sheep Street, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 0AN
Captain Flinn And The Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass, The Core at Corby Cube, Corby, 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 11am & 2pm, Wed 14 – Thurs 15 February 

Les Petits Theatre Company bring their latest production to stage for a family-friendly audience. It’s all aboard, me hearties, for a non-stop action packed pirate adventure! Audiences will be whisked away for another fantastic adventure to a world of devious dinosaurs, deep sea dangers and smelly sausages!

When Flinn, Pearl and Tom are in the middle of their school play their old nemesis, Mr T the T-Rex, appears and kidnaps the children, forcing them to hunt for the secretive Magic Cutlass; a sword that grants the holder any wish! Will fearless Flinn be able to outwit the pirate dinosaurs? Will Pirate Pearl be brave enough to battle the dangerous dinos and will terrified Tom be back in time for Tea?

Performances are at 1.30pm and 4.30pm on Wednesday and 11am and 2pm on Thursday. Tickets are priced at £13 and can be booked by calling the Ticket Office on 01604 470 470 or online.

The Corby CubeGeorge St, Corby NN17 1QG

Brendan Cole’s ‘All Night Long’, Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton, 7:30pm, Thurs 15 February 
Strictly Come Dancing’s very own Brendan Cole is coming back to Northampton to dazzle audiences with his latest spectacular production ‘All Night Long’. He is joined by a sensational cast, including a 14-piece band and singers, who have whipped up a fabulous mix of Latin fever and ballroom magic. Full of energy with breath-taking routines, Brendan puts on a show that will certainly put a smile on your face!
Tickets cost £34 – £38 and can be booked online or by calling 01604 624811.
Royal & Derngate Theatre, Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP
Fisherman’s Friends, Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton, 7:30pm, Fri 16 February 
The folk act ‘Fisherman’s Friends’ are bringing traditional songs of the sea to an audience in Northampton. They have been widely credited with starting the revival of interest in shanty-style choral singing but a cornerstone of their success has been their constantly evolving and expanding repertoire. This group, formed with a strong bond of friendship, will put a smile on your face and get your weekend off to a great start!
Tickets cost £25.50 and can be booked online or by calling 01604 624811.
Royal & Derngate Theatre, Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP
The Gingerbread Man, The Core at Corby Cube, Corby, 11am & 2pm, Fri 16 February

Hiccup Theatre bring their brand new version of the classic tale The Gingerbread Man toCorby.

A cheeky gingerbread hero sets off on the biggest adventure of his life. Out of the Kitchen, through the town, across the fields and all the way to the river….. Now if he could just avoid that sly old fox. With delicious live music, tasty storytelling and dollops of fun, The Gingerbread Man is suitable for children aged three and above and their families, and runs for 55 minutes without an interval.

Tickets are priced at £8.50 and can be booked by calling Ticket Office on 01536 470 470 or online.

The Corby CubeGeorge St, Corby NN17 1QG

Vampires Rock’s ‘Ghost Train’, Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton, 7:30pm, Sat 17 February 
 
Vampires Rock are becoming one of the UK’s leading theatre tours and they are returning to Northampton with their production of ‘Ghost Tran’. Steve Steinman’s Vampires Rock is a show like no other. With a twist of rock and a hint of comedy, and jam packed with the greatest classic rock anthems that everyone knows and loves, audiences are guaranteed to be on their feet! This hilarious show certainly lives up to its rocking reputation.
Tickets cost £27.50 and can be booked online or by calling 01604 624811.
Royal & Derngate Theatre, Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP
Stunt Fest, Santa Pod Raceway, Wellingborough, 10:30am – 4pm, Sat 17 February

An afternoon of awesome stunts and displays for all the family, featuring some of the top UK stunt drivers and riders. The perfect high octane half term entertainment for kids in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and the Midlands. Tickets must be booked in advance as they are sold on a first come, first served basis.

Adult tickets from £12, Kids 5 – 15yrs from £5 (kids under 5 go free). Family tickets available from £30. Contact the Box Office on 01234 782828 or visit the website.

Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN29 7XA

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