FRI 26 JAN - SUN 28 JAN
The cool, quirky and unmissable in Cambridgsehire this weekend.
The Lady Killers of Orton Brimble, Key Theatre, Peterborough, Tues 23 – Sat 27 January
Hogwarts in the Snow, Harry Potter Studios, until 4 Feb
You’ll have decent elbow room to see Hogwarts in the Snow post-Christmas if you’re still in the mood to indulge your children (er, NO). Christmas trees line the Great Hall, the Gryffindor common room is dressed for the season and a blanket of filmmaking snow covering the majestic Hogwarts castle model. Visitors can touch samples of the different types of ‘snow’ used during production, each selected for its ability to float like falling snow, crunch under foot or glisten in the light like ice.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden, wbstudiotour.co.uk
The Marlowe Society, Cambridge University’s leading drama society, returns to Cambridge Arts Theatre after their recent acclaimed productions of Edward II, Measure for Measureand Doctor Faustus. It has been responsible for launching the careers of some of Britain’s greatest actors including Sir Ian McKellen, Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston and Sir Derek Jacobi.
Cambridge Arts Theatre, 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PJ, cambridgeartstheatre.com
An Afternoon at the Races, Huntingdon Racecourse, Fri 26 Jan
If you haven’t yet experienced a day at Huntindon Races, you’re missing out. A small and initimate racecourse that often plays host to novice horses that go on to race at the larger courses such as Cheltenham. Suffering from cabin fever? Wrap up and get outdoors to watch some great jump racing.
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
Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough, PE1 1XS, peterborough-cathedral.org.uk
Ahir Shah: Control, Cambridge Junction, Fri 26 Jan
Ahir’s last show enjoyed packed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Soho Theatre, and a national tour. In it, he theorised that we were being tugged in contradictory directions by a potential brighter future and resurgent worst of the past. He’s currently trying to work out how to build that future in a time when the past appears to be winning. He’s got loads of jokes about it.
Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX, junction.co.uk
Twelfth Night, RST, Stratford, until 24 Feb 2018
Cézanne Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London, now – 11 Feb 2018
An evening of top quality laughs featuring some of the best acts on the UK comedy circuit.
You can even enjoy Franks Meal Deal an pre-order food for an extra £7.50 (£8.50 on the night) to enjoy a delicious burger, from Franks Hamburger House, served with chips and salad in a takeaway box during the interval. There’s four different choices, including a vegetarian option, to choose from.
Tickets cost £12.50 (£10.50 concessions) and can be purchased by calling the Box Office on 01933 270 007, or online.
Castle Theatre, 10 Castle Way, Wellingborough, NN8 1XA