Here is our guide to some of the events coming up in and around Daventry this week.
My Cousin Rachel, Nether Heyford Village Hall, February 15
A young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin’s mysterious, beautiful wife, believing her responsible for his death. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. The screening starts at 7.45pm.
Weird and Wonderful Valentines, Canons Ashby House, Until February 18
Explore the house and grounds whilst looking out for the weird and wonderful Victorian expressions of love. These strange cards and tokens certainly caught people’s attention.
Quiz. Byfield Bowls Club, February 16
Teams of four. £5 per person. Includes a bowl of curry. Licensed bar available. First question 7pm.
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Murder on the Orient Express, Rugby Theatre, February 16-17
When a murder occurs on the train he’s travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case. This adaptation of one of Agatha Christie’s most famous pieces sees Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench and Michelle Pfeiffer among its all star cast.
Ant Middleton, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, February 17
In this adventure filled one-man show, Ant recounts his extraordinary life in the military – having achieved the elite forces’ holy trinity serving in the paras, marines and SBS – with tales that will defy belief for their sheer bravery and danger. The show also includes further tales and behind the scenes moments, revelations and gossip from his TV shows.
Snowdrops and spring walk, Lamport Hall, February 18, 21, 22 and 28
Dust off your boots and blow away the winter cobwebs with a refreshing stroll around the Lamport gardens to spy the emerging spring flowers. The gardeners have been busy planting 20,000 spring bulbs in the woodland garden, dating back to the Victorian era.
Cilla The Musical, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, February 20-24
Cilla – The Musical is the spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed, hit ITV television series by BAFTA Award-winner Jeff Pope, that tells the extraordinary story of the ordinary girl from Liverpool whose dreams of stardom led her to become one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers. The musical score is the ultimate soundtrack to the ’60s including Cilla’s greatest hits.
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Milton Keynes Theatre, February 20-24
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.
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Awful Auntie, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, February 20-24
When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened. But not everything Aunt Alberta tells her turns out to be true and Stella quickly discovers she’s in for the fight of her life against her very own awful Auntie!
Musical afternoons, Preston Capes Village Hall, February 21
Penelope Rapson invites you to join her for informal afternoons, listening to music from the Renaissance to the Romantic. Come and discover more about the world of music.