Theatre

Get All Shook Up by Act II Youth Theatre

The worlds of Elvis and William Shakespeare are set to collide on the South Holland Centre stage next week thanks to Act II Youth Theatre. The group is putting on All Shook Up, a musical based on the King of Rock’s songs, the plot of which is inspired by the Bard’s Twelfth Night. A spokesman for the South Holland Centre ...

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Win ticket to see A Bunch of Amateurs

St Nicolas Players take to the stage next week with their latest production A Bunch of Amateurs and you could see the show for free. We have three pairs of tickets for any night to give away. The show takes place at the South Holland Centre, Spalding, from March 16-19. Written by Ian Hislop and Nick Chapman, A Bunch of ...

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Help SADOS bring Ghost back to life

Spalding Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society (SADOS) are on the look out for actors to bring a modern classic to life. The local theatre company is going to put on Ghost The Musical and is inviting anyone over 18 years to audition. A read-through is taking place at the group’s current base at The Shed at Monks House Playing Fields ...

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Players return to SH Centre stage

A Hollywood star is on his way to inspire an amateur theatre group. That’s the premise of St Nicolas Players’ latest production A Bunch of Amateurs. They’ll be performing the play by Ian Hislop and Nick Chapman at the South Holland Centre from March 16 to 19. A spokesman for the group said: “To boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood ...

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Act II’s latest show is a ‘must see’

Act II Theatre Company are taking on a show like no other this week. Their Advanced Skills group will be telling the story of London Road: an innovative and ground-breaking verbatim musical by Alecky Blythe and Adam Cork. This show tells the story of the residents of London Road, Ipswich, around the time of a series of murders that shocked ...

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Act now and join

A South Holland theatre group is on the lookout for its latest new stars. Act II Theatre Company put on a host of events throughout the year and are this Saturday (January 29) holding an open day as they look to attract yet more talent. The group’s Karl Gernert said: “As we start to emerge from the pandemic, South Holland’s ...

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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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