Entertainment

Review: Sorry Kev, this is a poor man’s Taken

3 Days To Kill (12 A) review I can’t remember the last time I saw Kevin Costner as the lead in an action flick – so for that reason alone, 3 Days To Kill grabbed my attention from the off. It seems a long time since his glory days of JFK, The Bodyguard and (dare I say) Waterworld back in ...

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Adventure awaits in youth group’s production

Real to Reel a Neon Youth Theatre production South Holland Centre, Spalding Thursday, June 26 and Saturday, June 28. Tickets are free Box office 01775 764777 www.southhollandcentre.co.uk When the boredom of living in a small town threatens to sabotage the school holidays for five teenagers, an intriguing invitation from a mysterious professor of physics, with an unhealthy obsession for film, ...

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Celebrate the summer solstice at pub music festival

Rainbow Summer Solstice Festival The Five Bells, Tydd St Mary Saturday, June 21 Free entry 11am to 8pm. Whatever your musical taste, there is bound to be something to suit at the Rainbow Summer Solstice Festival this Saturday. To mark the longest day of the year, The Five Bells in Tydd St Mary is hosting a huge summer party. The ...

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Screening reaches a macabre climax

A Small Family Business Encore screening from the National Theatre South Holland Centre, Spalding Tuesday, June 24, 7pm Box office 01775 764777 A Small Family Business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play. Jack McCracken: a man of principle in a ...

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One for the end of exams

Frank Lee Speaking By Mary Benzies Stamford Senior Youth Theatre Stamford Arts Centre Friday, July 11, 7.30pm, Saturday, July 12, 7.30pm Tickets £8 (£6) Box office 01780 763203 Frank Lee Speaking is Stamford Senior Youth Theatre 2014 original touring production. This play is for anyone who is sitting, has sat, or is yet to sit a major exam. The play ...

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Feast of golden oldies

Roll Out The Barrel Thursday, June 26, 2pm Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre, Boston Tickets £12 Box office 01205 363108 Roll back the years and bring back the memories with this gloriously happy show that has been lighting up theatres all over the country. Featuring over 65 songs that you know and love, from music hall classics to show songs, ...

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Book review: Edge of seat stuff to start King’s trilogy

Master of horror Stephen King has delighted his fans by announcing – just days after the launch of his latest novel Mr Mercedes – that it is to be the first novel in a trilogy featuring the book’s main characters. The basic storyline of the first instalment is “tried and tested” – a retired detective going after “the one that ...

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A night not to be missed

Carnaby Street – The Musical King’s Lynn Corn Exchange Sunday, June 22 Tickets £23.50 Box office: 01553 764864 www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk Following two fabulous tours of the UK, “Carnaby Street The Musical” has assembled some of its incredible cast members to perform the great songs from the 60s in full costume for One Night in the Marquee, the famous 60s club, birthplace ...

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Grab the legwarmers for a night of ’80s music

Totally 80s Act II Youth Theatre Company South Holland Centre, Spalding Saturday, June 21, 7.30pm Tickets £9.50 (£8) Box Office: 01775 764777 Grab your leg warmers, perm your hair and rediscover your inner Fraggle as the young singers from Act II take you back to this totally rad decade. Featuring a live band of dudes, you’ll rock out to everything ...

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A riot ready to erupt

Up Pompeii Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston Saturday, June 28, 7.30pm Tickets £12 (£10) Box office 01205 363108 www.blackfriarsartscentre.co.uk Based on the original characters created by Talbot Rothwell and Sid Collins for the Frankie Howerd BBC comedy, this hilarious romp through ancient Pompeii brings back all the television favourites in this full length play. As Lurcio attempts to deliver his prologue ...

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Henry IV live from home of the Bard

RSC Live: Henry IV Part II South Holland Centre, Spalding Friday, June 20, 7pm Tickets £13 (£11.50) Box Office 01775 764777 www.southhollandcentre.co.uk South Holland Centre hosts the latest live screening of the Royal Shakespeare Company with its performance of Henry IV Part II from the Bard’s hometown of Stratford Upon Avon. King Henry’s health is failing as a second rebellion ...

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Musical making dreams come true

Flashdance – The Musical The Cresset, Bretton, Peterborough Wednesday, June 25 Tickets £13.50 Box Office: 01733 265705 www. cresset.co.uk Set in Pittsburgh USA, Flashdance tells the story of 18 -year-old Alex, a welder by day and “flashdancer” by night, whose dream is to obtain a place at the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy. Based on the Paramount Pictures film (screenplay by ...

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Review: ‘Bro-mance’ is not really up my Street

22 Jump Street (15) review I’ll level with you from the outset – I haven’t seen 21 Jump Street, so I watched this sequel with fresh eyes. From what I’ve read elsewhere, 22 Jump Street is pretty much a carbon copy of the original. One of my big bugbears with some reviews is that sequels often aren’t judged on their ...

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Review: Mario Kart 8 is absolute perfection

Mario Kart 8 review   I’ll be honest with you, I was playing Mario Kart 8 pretty much all weekend after picking up my copy from Game at Springfields last Friday. Last week I mentioned that all of the hype surrounding Nintendo’s latest trip to the track suggested that this was the best title in the series. And I’m happy ...

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Review: On the Edge of being a classic

Edge Of Tomorrow 3D (12A) review Live, die, repeat. For once, the tag line for a film sums it up pretty perfectly – but that’s not to say Edge Of Tomorrow isn’t a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Tom Cruise’s latest venture into the sci-fi genre isn’t a totally new concept, but it’s certainly one of his best movies to date. You ...

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Sing along with D Day Darlings

The D Day Darlings present The Songs That Won The War Key Theatre, Peterborough Saturday, June 7, 2.30pm and 7.30pm £15 (£13.50 concessions including RBL members) Box office: 01733 207239 www.vivacity-peterborough.com To mark the 90th anniversary of the Royal British Legion the delightful D-Day Darlings have packed up their troubles in their old kit bag and are marching around the UK ...

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A tribute to The King

One Night of Elvis The Cresset, Peterborough Friday, May 30, 7.30pm Tickets: £21.50 Box office: 01733 265705 Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist – Lee Memphis King, presents the ultimate tribute to The King – celebrating the entire career of the musical legend. This spectacular show begins with an authentic recreation of the 1950s rock’n’roll years, progressing through the ...

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Partnership made in music heaven

Spalding Folk Club presents Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston South Hoiland Centre, Spalding Wednesday, June 4, 8.15pm £6 on the door, £5 members Box office: 01775 764777 Local girl made good Miranda Sykes returns with stunning mandolin player Rex Preston. Miranda, more often seen now with Show of Hands, plays bass and sings like an angel and Rex plays mandolin ...

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Feel good with Dr Feelgood live

Dr Feelgood Key Theatre, Peterborough Saturday, May 31, 7.30pm Tickets: £18.50 Box office: 01733 207239 Dr Feelgood is one of the most popular rhythm and blues acts in the world. Formed in the 1970s, the current line up features Kevin Morris on drums and Phil Mitchell on bass, both 29 years in the band, and Steve Walwyn on guitar who ...

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is showing in Spalding this week

One of 2014’s biggest films swings into town this week as The Amazing Spider Man 2 hits Spalding’s South Holland Centre. Andrew Garfield returns for his second outing as Spidey/Peter Parker in a sequel that builds on the success of the 2012’s original. Marvel’s latest super-hero offering picks up pretty much where its predecessor left off, with Parker haunted by ...

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