Here is our guide to some of the events coming up in and around Daventry this week
Ladies Day, West Haddon Village Hall, February 22-24
Life is a long hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda, but their fortunes are set to change when they take themselves off to Ladies Day at Royal Ascot the year it relocated to York. Out go the hairnets, overalls and wellies as the four ditch work and head off to the races for a
drink, a flirt and a flutter. If their luck holds perhaps they could hit the jackpot in more ways than one.
Cilla The Musical, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, February 22-24
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.
The Greatest Showman, Rugby Theatre, February 23-24
The biopic celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of the visionary P.T. Barnum who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Love from a Stranger, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, February 23-March 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.
Photographic exhibition, Holy Cross Church, Daventry, February 24
Members of Daventry Photographic Society and Daventry U3A Photographic Group present this free exhibition running from 10am to 3pm.
Dunkirk, Braunston Village Hall, February 24
Allied soldiers are evacuated from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, whilst surrounded by the German Army, during a fierce battle in World War II. Christopher Nolan directs and features an all star cast including Tom Hardy, KennethBranagh and Harry Styles.
Whisky Galore! Flore Millennium Hall, February 24
Based on a true story, this is a remake of the classic Ealing Comedy in which Scottish islanders try to plunder cases of whisky from a stranded ship during WW2. Eddie Izzard leads the cast of this comedy.
Workshops, Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone, February 24-28
People can learn all sorts of new skills at these workshops. There’s a wire sculpture course on Saturday and candle making course on Wednesday.
Hamlet, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, February 27-March 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? This production by the RSC stars Pappa Essiedu in the title role.
Hedda Gabler, Milton Keynes Theatre, February 27-March 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.