Zorro comes to Horncastle………

……..but not as you know him (or her)!

Book now for Zorro the Panto at the Lion Theatre in Horncastle. The show runs from 30th January to 2nd February and 6th to 9th February 2019, 7.30 nightly and 3pm Saturday matinees at the Lion Theatre, but some shows are sold out, so saddle up amigos to make sure you get a seat. Availability and Booking details here

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Our pantomime Dame, Senora Margarita Juanita Fajita will guide you through all the fun and frolics as only a typical Dame can. As always there will be plenty of songs and dances brought to you by our Musical Director Chris Hinkins and Choreographer Nancy Shackleton, with such classics as Dance the Night Away, La Bamba and (you heard it here first) Little White Bull! A pair of slapstick firemen add to the comedy and chaos and we even have a visit from a famous President!         Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol in Horncastle

Horncastle Up Stagers are proud to present A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by David Ireland with original music by Richard Shepherd. Book now for this new production running 7.30 PM nightly at the Lion Theatre from 6th-8th December.

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New TV cop drama set in East Lincolnshire

” When high-flying US police chief Bill Hixon lands in Boston, Lincolnshire, with his 14 year-old daughter Kelsey in tow, he’s hoping they can flee their painful recent past. But this unfamiliar, unimpressed community will force Bill to question everything about himself and leave him asking whether it’s Boston that needs Bill, or Bill that needs Boston?”

Such is the storyline of “Wild Bill”,  an new detective series commissioned recently by ITV. It stars Rob Lowe as the high-flying US cop who will shake up the East Lincolnshire force; you might recognise him from The West Wing, Parks and Recreation, Code Black or St. Elmo’s Fire.           Continue reading

We Happy Few: book now!

The Horncastle Theatre Company’s next production is billed as a comedy drama. It’s about an all-female theatre company touring Britain during the darkest days of World War Two, written by a well-known actress and premiered in the West End. The well-known actress is Imogen Stubbs (Lady Nunn) and the play is directed by the indefatigable Penny Holland. You can catch it on the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st July, 7.30 pm at the Lion Theatre. Booking: Horncastle Music Shop (01507 526 566) or On Line. Tickets: £7 (Concessions £6)

The play is inspired by the real-life Osiris Players, whose travelling productions during the war inspired many to take up the profession – Judi Dench to name but one.

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Castaway in Horncastle

The doughty Horncastle Players are now busy rehearsing this year’s pantomime – Robinson Crusoe. Suspend disbelief as Dame Crusoe, her son Robinson, the Captain of the ship Hans Free and Schumacher the gorilla cast off from Horncastle fish docks only to be wrecked on a desert island ruled by the evil pirate Queen.

Of course there are the traditional chases, fights and love interests to keep you on your toes. The show opens on January 24 and runs Wednesday to Saturday over two weeks. Continue reading

Comedy at the Petwood: “The Wedding Reception”

Packing 5-star reviews from London’s West End and Edinburgh Fringe, this bonkers immersive comedy from Interactive Theatre International, the makers of Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, promises to love, honour and disarray…

The Wedding Reception sees Kate and Will expecting a small party to celebrate their wedding – but Kate’s mum had other plans! Cue uninvited guests, misbehaving family and secrets better left in the closet…

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“Remembrance” – a documentary play at the Broadbent Theatre

Remembrance is an original documentary play written specially for the Broadbent Theatre, Wickenby. It tells the story of the Conscientious Objectors who set up Pacifist Farm Communities in Legsby and Holton cum Beckering during World War 2. Many of them were involved in the founding of the Broadbent Theatre and many of their families remain active members of the local community today.

You can catch the play on 6th December at 7.30 and 10th December at 4.30. There’s more background information and a booking link here.

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