Theatre

Year to start with satellite showings

Two big performances will be beamed into Spalding from London in January. The South Holland Centre is showing Puccini’s Tosca live from The Royal Opera House at 7.15pm on Wednesday, January 19. Then on Thursday, January 27, Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt is being screened live from the West End. The acclaimed writer of Shakespeare In Love’s creation tells the story of ...

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‘See It Safely’ at the South Holland Centre

Spalding’s South Holland Centre has been granted the ‘See It Safely’ mark to guarantee attendees it’s following all Covid-19 guidelines and keeping them safe. The Market Place is currently showing the pantomime Dick Whittington until December 30. A spokesman for the centre operated by South Holland District Council, said: ”We have been granted the use of Society Of London Theatre ...

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Panto season arrives at South Holland Centre

Panto season is here – oh yes it is! Dick Whittington arrives at the South Holland Centre in Spalding today (Thursday) with fun for all the family. Polka Dot Pantomimes’ annual event is back after last year’s enforced break and the stars are ready to thrill once again.Audiences can expect the usual mix of crazy characters, awesome adventure, singing, dancing, ...

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Polka Dot Panto is back on stage

Panto is making a welcome return to South Holland – oh yes it is! The ever-popular Dick Whittington will be taking to the stage at the South Holland Centre from December 9 to 30. After a break due to the pandemic, Polka Dot Pantomimes are back with the rags-to-riches tale. Audiences can expect the usual mix of crazy characters, awesome ...

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Youngsters will bring Hunchback to life

ACT II’s Pint-Sized Players are taking to the stage with an adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The performance is an adaptation of the novel specially designed to be performed by a young cast (aged six to 11).Victor Hugo’s seminal novel is being performed against the backdrops of the magnificent Crowland Abbey and St Mary and St Nicolas Church, ...

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St Nicolas Players in spooky production

Spooky goings on at Spalding Services and Social Club on High Street, don’t end with the Halloween disco this year. November 4, 5 and 6 sees St Nicolas Players present a seasonal ghostly treat with their play Spirit Level, a supernatural comedy by Pam Valentine. Spirit Level has an ever-bickering ghostly married couple evoke the strange power of their even ...

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Let the Good Times roll with comedian

Award-winning comedian Omid Djalili comes to Spalding next week and there’s still a handful of tickets left. The popular British-Iranian actor/comedian takes to the stage at the South Holland Centre on Friday, October 1 with his rescheduled UK tour The Good Times Tour.And it could not come soon enough for Omid – after experimenting with a Zoom gig where he ...

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Act II’s return with a legal comedy

A blonde moment is providing a local theatre group with its return to the stage. Act II are back and bringing their production of the comedy Legally Blonde to the stage next week.The show was originally meant to be staged in April 2020, but two years after first rehearsals the group are finally bringing it on stage at Spalding Grammar ...

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Organisers of Clap for Live ‘delighted’ at public support for South Holland Centre and staff

Around 100 people descended on Spalding Market Place this lunch time to show their support for the South Holland Centre, the staff for which are subject to redundancies. Operators South Holland District Councils say the number of roles at the centre is being reduced from 24 to seven and the loss of many of the technical staff has led to ...

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South Holland Centre’s Easter fun schedule

Easter holidays are here and the South Holland Centre has a packed schedule of entertainment across the whole two weeks. Entertainment on offer includes films and a show. First up is Early Man, starting today (March 28) and running until April 5. Early Man is the latest film from Bristol-based studio Aardman Animations, best known for their lovable creations, Wallace ...

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REVIEW: Act II’s Ghostly Tales at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum, Spalding

Youth theatre group Act II brought the thrills and fun of a portmanteau horror to Ayscoughfee Hall in an innovative and triumphant three-night run of Ghostly Tales. In the tradition of classic anthology horror films like Dead of Night and Dr Terror’s House of Horrors – which usually had a chiller, a thriller and a lighter tale – Act II ...

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Spalding panto cast revealed: tickets selling fast

The cast has been revealed for this year’s pantomime at the South Holland Centre and tickets are selling fast, organisers say. Aladdin is produced by Polka Dot Pantomimes and stars Vince Williams as Widow Twankey. Panto regulars will recognise Vince from his turn as Dame in the 2016 production. Josh Davis plays Aladdin and the Genie is played by West ...

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A ghostly play in a suitably spooky Ayscoughfee Hall

A novel Halloween happening takes place in the spooky surroundings of an old hall this weekend. The Ghostly Tales show at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum in Spalding will feature a 41-strong cast and ghost story telling a local legend. Written and performed by theatre group Act II, Ghostly Tales tells six spooky stories suitable for secondary school age and up. Act ...

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From the comfort of the South Holland Centre, travel Sussex with a merry band of men

Tomorrow (Thursday, October 12) comes the chance to explore Edwardian Sussex with a merry band of men who on their four-day trip travel 92 miles and polish off 300 pints of beer. The journey will take place on the stage of the South Holland Centre and takes the form of The Four Men, a play adapted from a story by ...

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Two hours of nun fun with Sister Act stage show in Spalding

Spalding theatre group Act II will perform the stage version of Sister Act at the South Holland Centre. Director Karl Gernert describes the show as “two hours of unashamed fun” and he says the music by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors/Disney’s Beauty and The Beast) is “outstanding.” “They take the best bits of the film and add a great ...

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Elizabeth’s organ concert at Burtey Fen Collection, Pinchbeck

Organist Elizabeth Harrison will play a two-part concert at the Burtey Fen Collection organ theatre in Pinchbeck on Sunday. The Lancashire organist and keyboard player will begin the concert playing the brightly-lit vintage 1934 Compton Cinema organ and finish on the iconic Wurlitzer built in 1929. Elizabeth is one of the busiest performers on the circuit, thanks to her 25 ...

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Dark humour and moving show

Spalding’s South Holland Centre will be hosting a darkly funny and moving theatre production this month that’s fresh off the back of sell-out runs in London, Edinburgh and Germany.   Adrian Berry’s acclaimed production From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads tells the tale of Martin – a socially awkward young man with a head full of sound and vision and ...

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St Nicolas Players are going forth after glory

St Nicolas Players are looking to build on their award-winning success when their latest production launches at the South Holland Centre next week. They are producing Blackadder Goes Forth – The Darling Diaries which runs from Wednesday, October 19, until Saturday, October 22. The performance comes on the back of winning the best drama gong at the recent regional National ...

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Enjoy Shakespeare company outdoors

Stamford Shakespeare Company presents Wind in the Willows at the beautiful Tolethorpe Hall this summer. This stage adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic novel captures vividly the idyllic world of the river bank and the distant Wild Wood where wily weasels lie in wait. Nautical Ratty, modest Mole and wise old Badger are determined to save the irrepressible Mr Toad from ...

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British talent on the big screen

A pair of British theatre talents take to the stage for Almeida Live’s first ever broadcast, Richard III, tonight (Thursday) at 7pm at Spalding’s South Holland Centre. This explosive new production is screened live with Ralph Fiennes as the villainous Richard III and Vanessa Redgrave as the vengeful Queen Margaret. Tickets are £13.50, £12 concessions, £10 under 26s, schools and ...

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