10 things to do in and around Daventry

A Damsel in Distress
A Damsel in Distress

Here is our guide to some of the events coming up in and around Daventry this week.

1 THEATRE
Dial M for Murder, Rugby Theatre, March 8-10
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 £1,000, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself.
www.rugbytheatre.co.uk
2 THEATRE
Love from a Stranger, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, March 8-17
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.
www.royalandderngate.co.uk
3 CHARITY
Race Night, Mayfield Sports Park, Daventry, March 9
This race night raises funds for Cancer Research UK. Doors open at 6.30pm and racing starts at 7.15pm. Tickets are £6 and include a fish and chip supper.
07719 374133
4 CINEMA
Far From the Madding Crowd, Brixworth Village Hall, March 9
This timeless story of Bathsheba explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.
01604 880672
5 FAMILY
Science event, Daventry Museum, March 10
Daventry Museum will be holding a free science event to celebrate British Science Week. The theme for this year’s British Science Week is Exploration & Discovery and the group, ‘Astronomy for Fun’, will be at the museum encouraging visitors to explore the stars and planets. There will be hands-on activities and science-themed activity packs full of brainteasers for young visitors to enjoy and be in with a chance to win a prize. It runs from 10am to 4pm.
www.daventrymuseum.org.uk
6 MUSIC
Whalebone, Weedon Village Hall, March 10
The award winning instrumental trio who blend Celtic folk music with strands of rock, Americana and Eastern European tradition will perform in Weedon. The band are known for using more unusual instruments alongside traditional
guitars and fiddle. Tickets cost between £6 and £10.
www.ticketsource.co.uk/whalebone
7 SALE
Jumble Sale, Newnham Village Hall, March 10
The usual stalls to include bric-a-brac, household, men’s ladies and children’s clothing, cakes, books, toys and nearly new. Refreshments available and entrance is 20p for adults.

8 THEATRE
Reginald D Hunter, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, March 10
Reginald will be covering the several topics in his new show,
including ones as varied as families, boyfriends and
girlfriends, race relations and, of course, the impact from Donald Trump’s election.
www.royalandderngate.co.uk
9 THEATRE
A Damsel in Distress, Guilsborough Village Hall, March 14-17
Quirky characters, witty dialogue and creative staging make for an entertaining new production of PG Wodehouse and Ian Hay’s comedy farce, A Damsel in Distress. Tickets are limited for this comedy staged by Guilsborough Music and Drama Society.
www.wegottickets.com/gmads
10 THEATRE
Shrek the Musical, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, March 14-25
Based on the story and characters from the film, this production turns the world of fairytales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy.
Join Shrek, (Steffan Harri) and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona (Laura Main) from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Add the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad and a gang of fairytale misfits for a show for all the family.
www.royalandderngate.co.uk