10 things to do in and around Daventry

The Greatest Showman
The Greatest Showman

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

Bone Chiller, Flore Millennium Hall, March 22-24
Thirteen people gather on Friday 13th at the Travers house for the reading of Josiah’s will...This does not prove to be an ordinary will and it is difficult to tell what Josiah meant. As people keep getting murdered the mystery deepens and we do not know who is to be trusted and who is telling the truth. Tickets are likely to be limited for this production by Flore Boards.
01327 341026 or 01327 340269
The Pirates of Penzance, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, March 22-24
This perennial favourite by Gilbert and Sullivan sees the Pirate King, the Major General, hordes of hapless policemen and swashbuckling pirates come to blows over orphans, daughters and indefatigable piratical deeds. Expect plenty of laughter from the Northampton Gilbert and Sullivan group
Shrek the Musical, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, March 22-25
This is the final few performances of Shrek the Musical at Northampton which turns the world of fairytales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy designed for the entire family. 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.

The Greatest Showman, Aston-le-Walls Village Hall, March 23
Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron star.
01296 660376/ 01296 660455
Buskers Evening Unplugged, United Reformed Church, Long Buckby, March 23
This musical evening comes to the church due to popular demand and starts at 7.30pm. People are welcome to perform or join the audience for an entertaining evening in the community. 01327 842700

The Darkest Hour, Rugby Theatre, March 23-24
Gary Oldman recently won the best actor Oscar for his portrayal as Winston Churchill. It depicts the period when Churchill was deciding whether to negotiate with Hitler’s Germany or to continue taking the fight to the Nazi forces..
Bingo night, Daventry Town Bowls Club, March 24
The prize bingo is being organised by the club and the Daventry Friends of Cancer Research UK with doors opening at 6.30pm for a 7pm star. Organisers have said there will be several top prizes to win.
07949 468200
Victoria and Abdul, Braunston Village Hall, March 24
Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Dame Judi Dench plays the famous monarch in the film which has been widely praised.
07989 421836
Charity Dinner Dance, Highgate House, Creaton, March 24
Eric Darlington and the John Cleveland Band provide the entertainment for the night in aid of the Chairman of Daventry District Council’s, Cllr David James, who’s chosen charity, Macmillan Cancer Support. Tickets cost £30 for a three-course meal, including welcome drink.
chairman@daventrydc.gov.uk or 01327 871100.
Allegri Miserere, All Saints Church, Holdenby, March 25
This concert is presented by Preston Capes baroque chamber group Fiori Musicali’s and is packed with English Renaissance choral music for Holy Week in the fine Gilbert Scott church at Holdenby. Among the pieces on the programme includes work by Tallis, Byrd and Allegri performed by Fiori Musicali’s choir and Penelope Rapson. The concert starts at 7pm. Tickets cost between £6 and £20.