Here is our guide to some of the events coming up in and around Daventry this week.
La La Land, Nether Heyford Village Hall, May 17
An aspiring actress serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and a jazz musician scrapes by playing in dingy bars but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star.
ART, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, May 17-19
When Serge spends an extortionate amount of money on an all-white modernist painting, his close friends Marc and Yvan are baffled. But do their violent reactions to this provocative canvas mirror more dangerous antagonisms towards each other? This award winning comedy by Yasmin Reza stars Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson.
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Summer Holiday, Milton Keynes Theatre, May 15-19
Ray Quinn stars in the happiest musical around alongside 70s legend Bobby Crush as Jerry. Don heads on a fun packed boys trip in a London bus visiting Paris, The Alps, Italy and Greece, in search of a good time and a brilliant summer. It is based on the film of the same name starring Cliff Richard.
Eboracum Baroque Spring Concert, Canons Ashby House, May 19
They will present a programme featuring music by Bach, Handel and Purcell on baroque instruments including the Baroque Trumpet, Harpsichord and Violin. Tickets cost between £6 and £12
Funhouse Comedy, Bugbrooke St Michaels FC, May 19
Award winning comedian Tom Wrigglesworth headlines this night of mirth with Britiain’s Got Talent competitor Robert White also appearing on the night. The line up is completed by Stephen Carlin.
Billy Lockett, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, May 19
Influenced by Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens, Billy Lockett began to make a name for himself doing support tours with the likes of Lana Del Rey, Birdy and KT Tunstall which, in turn, saw his headline shows grow in scale across Europe.
Open Gardens Scheme, Badby, May 20
A number of different gardens will be open in the village to have a look round. Entrance is £5 with teas served in the village hall.
The Case of the Frightened Lady, Milton Keynes Theatre, May 21 to 26
When Inspector Tanner is called in to investigate a ruthless murder at Mark’s Priory, the grand ancestral home of the Lebanon family, he quickly discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. The household is controlled by the family physician, the footmen behave more like guests than servants and the secretary Isla is afraid for her life.
Kevin and Karen Dance 2018, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, May 22-23
Strictly Come Dancing professionals Kevin and Karen Clifton are back with a brand new show. Featuring music that has inspired them to dance – Roxanne, Smooth Criminal, Respect, Jail House Rock and many more. It’s a hip-swinging journey with heart-pounding choreography filled with cha cha, salsa, tango and paso doble. Backed by a supporting cast of sensational dancers, vocalists and a live 12-piece show band, expect edge-of-your-seat routines that are sassy, sharp and sultry – packing more than a hint of Latino vibe.
Judith Allnatt, Ravensthorpe Village Hall, May 23
The Weedon based author will be talking about her book The Silk Factory as well as her other stories. Tickets are £5 and it starts at 7.30pm.