The Core at Corby Cube has announced a sensational spring season, with something for everyone, from drama and spoken word, to comedy, music and first rate children’s entertainment.
Highlights for the New Year include music from Irish Country star Nathan Carter and X-Factor winner Joe McElderry, plus a return visit from Corby favourite Barb Jungr.
Hilarious smash hit parody, The Only Way Is Downton comes direct from the West End, and there is drama from two award-winning companies Theatre Ad Infinitum and The Paper Birds.
Legendary ice skaters Torvill and Dean are visiting The Core to talk about their fascinating career.
Music for the spring, including a gig by The Kilkennys, who have gained a reputation for revitalising traditional Irish music with their own touch of passion and youthful energy.
There will also be a chance to see the hottest young star on the Irish Country music scene, Nathan Carter, who with his superb six piece band has brought country music to a whole new generation.
X-Factor winner Joe McElderry will be stunning audiences with his unmistakable voice and natural rapport, with a repertoire ranging from pop to opera.
Tribute acts include Let’s Twist Again celebrating the greatest hits of Elvis, Dusty, Buddy and The Beatles; How Sweet It Is brings Motown’s Great Hits and Hats Off To Led Zeppelin return with their celebration of one of the biggest rock bands in the world.
Corby’s own Fisher Stevens brings Elvis In Vegas while the Chicago Blues Brothers bring their action-packed new show, The Boys Are Back In Town.
Further ahead the music of Franki Valli and The Four Seasons is brought to life in Let’s Hang On and The Illegal Eagles recreate Eagles classics.
Performances come from iconic Scottish band Big Country, who are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their classic album Steeltown, which was inspired by Corby.
There are also tributes to a host of musical legends from The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular to Barry Steele’s Roy Orbison And Friends.
Great comedy sees the arrival of David O’Doherty Has Checked Everything, a hilarious show of talking and songs, star of BBC1’s The Magicians Pete Firman with his show Trickster, Irish comedian Jason Byrne, and Northamptonshire’s own James Acaster.
In the Spring, Only Fools & Boycie brings a chance for an intimate evening with John Challis, best known as Boycie in BBC1’s Only Fools And Horses.
The New Year brings more drama with multi-award-winning Theatre Ad Infinitum an its Edinburgh hit, Light.
In Broke, award-winning company The Paper Birds explore what it is to be broke, with a visually stunning new production that draws on real-life stories from the front line of poverty and debt.