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The cool, quirky and unmissable in Cambridgsehire this week.

Wonder, Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, 7:30pm, Mon 8th – Tues 9th January

The Castle Theatre are starting off their Spring Season with a selection of blockbuster films, starting with the inspirational and heart-warming Wonder (PG). Wonder is based on the New York Times bestseller, and it tells the story of August Pullman, a boy born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade.

Tickets cost £7 (£5 for under 16s) and can be purchased by calling the Box Office on 01933 270 007, or online.

Castle Theatre, 10 Castle Way, Wellingborough, NN8 1XA

Follies, Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, 7pm, Wed 10 January

The Castle Theatre are screening a live broadcast of  Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical from the National Theatre. Based in New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. The dazzling new production features a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21 and is directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

Tickets cost £15.50 (£13.50 for under 16s) and can be purchased by calling the Box Office on 01933 270 007, or online.

Castle Theatre, 10 Castle Way, Wellingborough, NN8 1XA

Vivaldi by Candlelight, Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, Fri 12 January

Britain’s best-loved classical touring ensemble, the Locrian, present a musical tribute to thegreat Venetian composer, Antonio Vivaldi.  Attired in lavish period costume, performing in front of a stunning classical set, these charismatic musicians perform Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, a composition which depicts 17th century Italian rural life in a wonderfully inventive manner.

Tickets cost £23.50 (£22.50 for concessions) and can be purchased by calling the Box Office on 01933 270 007, or online.

Castle Theatre, 10 Castle Way, Wellingborough, NN8 1XA

William Bowman-Smith: Young Chef of the Year Finalist 2017, Pavilion at the Park, Fri 12 Jan

Pavilion in the Park Bedford

William Bowman-Smith, Young Chef of the Year Finalist 2017 is guest at the Pavilion for the first pop-up supper club of 2018. Want to see what all the fuss is about then you can find out first hand.

Pavilion at the Park, Park Avenue, Bedford MK41 7SS pavilion.attheparkbedford.co.uk

Fern Brady: Suffer Fools, Cambridge Junction, Sat 13 Jan

Fern Brady

 Following two shows that sold out through word of mouth alone, Scottish comedian Fern is back for another Scottish hour. Fern has been getting around lately, you might have seen her on English comedian Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, English comedian Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience and Viceland’s new series Brexit Stage Left. God, I hope I can cry over a dead relative or come across as sincere this year. She’s also been on BBC Radio 4’s State of the Nations and BBC Scotland’s Breaking the News.

Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX,  junction.co.uk

Lego Ninjago, Key Theatre, Peterborough, Sat 13 Jan

Key Theatre

Sit back and snooze whilst the kids are entertained by the battle for NINJAGO City.  A perfect way to spend a morning with the kids whilst it’s freeeezing outside.

Key Theatre

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, Sadler’s Wells, London, Sat 9 Dec – Sat 27 Jan

Matthew Bourne’s productions are always stunning and this is no exception. He transposes the story of Cinderella to London during the Blitz, rebooting it as a wartime romance between our heroine and an RAF pilot. The reviews have been of the rave variety, with Lez Brotherston’s sumptuous costumes and sets winning Olivier Award.

Sadlers Wells, Rosebery Av, London EC1, sadlerswells.com

Whales: Beneath the Surface, Natural History Museum, now – Feb 2018

Looking for something to now the kids are breaking up? You could combine this brilliant new (ish) family exhibition exploring 50 million years of the whale with a quick skate round the Natural History Museum’s fabulous open air ice rink.

Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7, nhm.ac.uk

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