Remaining Listings for Spring-Summer 2015
Saturday, 6th June 2pm (Doors Open 1.30pm)
Tickets £10 (Concessions £8) £30 family of four (or more)
As part of the Kettfest programme we are pleased to bring one of the most popular forms of entertainment to Kettering Arts Centre – Magic.
This truly family oriented show is funny, informative with lots of golden moments in which all can get involved – there are plenty of hands-on opportunities to create exciting experiences to remember and take home. Presented in a light-hearted fashion and with many tricks up his sleeve Otiz’s abridged history of this ancient craft starts with the first magic illusion then, punctuated with outbursts of nonsense, takes the audience through the chequered history of magic. Whether you are five or 105 this show will delight and entertain you from start to finish.
As one dad said: “I’m not sure who laughed more – me or my son.”
Saturday 6th June 8pm (Doors Open 7.30pm)
Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) age 14+
Back again with another amazing line-up this is the third in our fast-growing in popularity series of Comedy Night Clubs. Headlining the show this month is the outrageous and outspoken Phil Nichol. With his unquenchable thirst to break boundaries and the surreal edge to his improvised and mischievous rants each show is guaranteed to be a unique experience. Shocking – yes, absurd – yes, but it is these qualities that have earned Phil critical accolades up and down the country. As The Times quoted: “(He) Attacks his material with all the restraint of a Tasmanian Devil in a foghorn factory.”
Support acts for the night are Stephen Carlin and Tony Cowards with your regular genial host Nick Wills holding things together.
Friday 19th June 8pm (Doors Open 7.30pm)
Tickets £12 (Concessions £10)
Music in a vaudeville-style is set to resound around St Andrew’s Church when My Sweet Patootie perform there as part of a 21-date UK tour. Join Canada’s award winning artists for a fun evening of dazzling musicianship as they run through a set of contemporary roots, ragtime and vaudeville numbers. Tight vocal harmonies, monstrous guitar, sizzling fiddle and percussion are brought together in one perfect package by Canadian Folk Music Award winners Sandra Swannell and Terry Young, who, on this tour are joined by drummer/percussionist Anthony Thickett from Aberdare, South Wales. From original swing to funky fiddle-tune arrangements to exquisite ballads the trio deliver a must-see show.
Saturday 20th June 8pm (Doors Open 7.30pm)
Tickets £14 (Concessions £12)
In a fast follow up to his last tour – In (and out of) His Mind – Robin continues to prod into our brains with a sharpened pencil to try and work out just how much free will anyone can have. You don’t have to be a psychologist but he takes the experiments of Milgram and Mcluhan as a focal point to try to find out, in his own inimitable way, if anyone can be a freethinker. Can we arm ourselves against mass media despots and live life pragmatically or will we always just be clumsy animals justifying each mistake with a well-honed alibi? Well, that is the theory but in practice this will be another night of shouting, gesticulating and enquiring delivered by the three times Chortle award winner.
Saturday 11th July 8pm (Doors Open 7.30pm)
Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) age 14+
Short on stature but not in material the comedian Dominic Holland is our headline act for this month’s Comedy Night Club. Described by The Sunday Times as “The UK’s master of observational comedy” Dominic won the BBC Radio 4 Comic Heritage Award for his series The Small World of Dominic Holland, a reference to his height (5’6″). Among his TV appearances have been guest slots on Have I Got News For You and They Think It’s All Over. Sharing the stage with him as support acts will be Mandy Muden and 2011 Comedy School graduate Philip Simon. As usual, our compere for the night is our own Nick Wills.
Saturday 25th July 7.30pm (Doors Open 7pm)
Tickets £10 (Concessions £9)
If you missed the extraordinary performance of Bleak House in March don’t miss the opportunity to see the Pantaloons Theatre Company this time round with their version of Jane Austen’s witty and romantic masterpiece. It is a truth universally acknowledged that this is one of the best-loved stories of all time, dealing with the most important questions in life… You know the story – will Mrs Bennett manage to offload her numerous daughters in record time? Will Lizzy and Darcy actually get together? Will creepy Mr Collins just go away please? Come and see it in a new light as it is given the full Pantaloons innovative and hilarious treatment.
Tickets Available From:
Waterstones, High Street, Kettering, by post from Becky at St Andrew’s Church (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”) to St Andrew’s Vicarage, Lindsay Street, Kettering NN16 8RG Tel: 01536 481575
Online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee).
May/July 2015 Flier