Here is our guide to some of the events in and around the Daventry area.
Love from a Stranger, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, March 1-17
A whirlwind romance with a handsome and charming stranger sweeps Cecily Harrington off her feet. Little does she know the ghastly truth about her new beau…
Electric with suspense and with a biting twist in its tail, this edge-of-your-seat thriller co-written by Agatha Christie is reimagined in a brand new production.
Hamlet, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, March 1-3
A student is called home from university to find his life turned upside down. He had the world at his feet, but now everything has changed. Who can be trusted, who can be believed? Sent by the ghost of his father to avenge his brutal death, Hamlet’s mission to expose the truth is a perilous journey of madness, murder and lost love. What will ultimately become of a young man sent to kill?
Funhouse Comedy, Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, March 1
Top comedian Patrick Monahan and magician Pete Firman will be on the bill for this comedy night. They will be supported by Patrick Draper and compered by Barry Dodds.
Hedda Gabler, Milton Keynes Theatre, March 1-3
Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free… Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Lizzy Watts stars in the show.
Workshops, Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone, March 2-7
There will be several workshops for people to learn new skills. The curry club runs on Friday and a vegan Easter workshop on Saturday. You can learn to make Easter Eggs and Bath Bombs at workshops on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Dial M for Murder, Rugby Theatre, March 3-10
Tony Wendice has married Margot for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges what he believes to be the perfect crime. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself.
Hidden Figures, Welford Village Hall, March 3
The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.
Spring Fair, Kelmarsh Hall, March 4
Experience everything Kelmarsh Hall has to offer at their Spring Fair.It will feature hand-made craft, gift and food stalls, the annual Spring Walk through Kelmarsh Gardens and a first-view of the new ‘below stairs’ experience.
Fat Friends The Musical, Milton Keynes Theatre, March 5-10
Join the infamous group of TV’s most loveable characters as they are put through their Zumba paces at their local branch of Super Slimmers by the lovelorn Lauren whilst Kelly fantasises about fitting into the wedding dress of her dreams. Packed full of hope, humour, love and weight loss, this new stage show reunites our favourite foodie friends and sell-out audiences are loving it,
Suggs, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, March 7
If the first show was about how on Earth he got there, this is about the surprises that awaited him when he did. Vertigo on the roof of Buckingham Palace. Nearly blowing the closing ceremony of the Olympics. Things have gone a smidge surreal since the Madness frontman was a twelve year old in shorts on the tough streets of North London.