The Core at Corby Cube has announced its autumn season with a top line-up of comedians including Danny Bhoy, Jason Byrne, Chris Martin, David O’Doherty, Chris Ramsay and Northamptonshire’s own James Acaster.
There’s novelty magician Pete Firman, and musical highlights from Eddi Reader, Big Country and, with a nod to nostalgia, The Bay City Rollers.
The live drama programme is complemented by NT Live broadcasts, bringing top National Theatre productions to the big screen, and a first class selection of children’s shows culminates at Christmas with Dear Santa.
Music highlights include a gig by Scottish singer-songwriter Eddi Reader, who first shot to fame as part of Fairground Attraction, and has since firmly established herself as solo artist.
Thirty years on, Big Country will be performing songs from their million-selling album Steeltown, written about Corby, along with other classic hits.
The music of another legendary band will be celebrated with The Bay City Rollers, starring Les McKeown.
There will also be performances by top tribute acts, The Johnny Cash Roadshow, The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular and Roy Orbison And Friends.
For the fourth year Bip Wetherell presents his popular Strictly Sixties show, this time featuring Stars In Their Eyes winner Jimmy Jermain as Cliff Richard, and live music from The Telstars and The Rapiers, with all profits going to local charity Prostaid.
Dancers, Charlotte Broom and Christopher Akrill (Northern Ballet Theatre, Royal Opera House) bring their new company, HeadSpaceDance, to Corby with their first show, Three & Four Quarters.
Two-time Fringe First winners Analogue present their brand new show Stowaway, the story of a man from India who freezes to death in the wheel arch of a Boeing 777 – the story of an extraordinary journey in search of an impossible future.