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Fri 19 - Sun 21 January

Gin & Jazz evening, The Stag, Maidwell, 8pm – 10:30pm, Sat 20 January

A relaxed evening at The Stag where you can enjoy over 20 gins and live jazz music; there’s food to order as well so you won’t go hungry. No tickets needed so you can turn up last minute without a worry.

Harborough Road, Maidwell, Northants, NN6 9JA

Sleeping Beauty, Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, Wed 17 – Sun 21 January

Enjoy a traditional family pantomime directed by Steve Lack and Spencer Hawkes by the Wellingborough Pantomime Society. With music, dancing and comedy to tell the well-known story of the princess who was cursed by the bad fairy to prick her finger and die but in true pantomime style the good fairies overrule the spell giving a wonderful happy ending.

It’s a fun evening out for the whole family and with a local cast, spectacular costumes and scenery, this a a show worth watching.

Tickets cost £16 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office on 01933 270 007, or online.

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

A Christmas Carol, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon, until Feb 4 2018

A brand new adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic – one of the most loved short stories ever written. In one ghostly Christmas night, cold-hearted businessman Ebenezer Scrooge learns to pity himself and to love his neighbour – but is that enough? A festive tale of redemption and compassion.

David Edgar is one of their greatest living writers. His rich history with the RSC stretches from Destiny in 1976 through the multi-award-winning adaptation of Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby, to Written on the Heart (2011). Now he returns to Dickens to rediscover the social conscience of this timeless tale.

Rachel Kavanaugh (Alice in Wonderland, 2001; The Merry Wives of Windsor, 2003) directs, fresh from stunning the West End with her award-winning production of Half A Sixpence.

Suitable for ages seven and over and children go half price. Find out more about ticket prices and discounts.

Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Waterside, Warwickshire, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YF

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