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Whats On in the Midlands, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Nottingham, Birmingham, Market Harborough, Competitions, Theatre, Cinema, Events, Food, Health, Fitness, Lifestyle, Sports, Leisure, Arts, Movies, Dance, Education, Business

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  • Complimentary Copy (2.50 where sold) November 2011Issue 37

    LiveMusicWOWgig guideWhats on near you.

    Give it someWelly!Funky footwear for Autumn.WOW looks at wellies!

    THEATRE CINEMA COMEDY MUSIC FASHION SHOPPING ART EVENTS MOTORING

    The essential guide to whats on in the Midlands

    PoppyDay

    Rememberour heroes

    WinConcert and Panto tickets

    See inside!

    PantoFestive fun!

    Lots of events

    Read WOW online @ www.wowwhatsonwhere.co.uk

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    WOW Whats On Where is published by WOW Publishing Limited, 50 St. Marys Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7DU. TEL: 01858 439999. Fax: 01858 469008. EMaiL:[email protected] WEbSiTE:www.wowwhatsonwhere.co.uk

    EDiTORiaL DiRECTOR: Tracy Webber. CREaTiVE DiRECTOR: Reg Cox.FEaTURE WRiTER: Derek Hammond MOTORiNG EDiTOR: Tim barnes-ClayEDiTORiaL aSSiSTaNT: Jaz Cox. WOW KiDS: Karis Cox. SaLES MaNaGER: Phil Kingemail: [email protected]

    Tel: 01858 410 777

    WOW Publishing Ltd 2009-11.

    The essential guide to whats on in the Midlands

    This publication may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form in whole or in part without the permission of the publishers. Liability: while every care is taken in the preparation of this magazine, the publishers cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of information herein, or any consequence arising from it.

    PiCTURE CREDiTS: Front Cover; Evercreatures Red Poppy Wellies, main pic courtesy of Emilyhannah Ltd, mini pic Nigel Ord Smith; pp29,30,32, Dreamstime.

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    WOW November 011

    Following sell out seasons in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Japan, the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers continues to tour the UK, coming to Northampton for one week only.

    Hailed as one of the best musicals of all time, Willy Russells Blood Brothers has triumphed across the globe, scooping up no less than four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway. This epic tale of Liverpool life has been running in Londons West End, since July 1988 and touring the UK since 1995.

    Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving story of twin boys separated at birth, only to be reunited, by a twist of fate and a mothers haunting secret. The memorable score includes A Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me Its Not True.

    When Mrs Johnstone, a young mother, is deserted by her husband and left to her own devices to provide for seven hungry children she takes a job as a housekeeper in order to make ends meet. It is not long before her brittle

    world crashes around her when she discovers herself to be pregnant yet again this time with twins! In a moment of weakness and desperation, she enters a secret pact with her employer which leads inexorably to the shows shattering climax.

    A sensational cast, incredible show stopping music, remarkable staging and five star performances make Blood Brothers an enthralling night of entertainment. Willy Russell is undeniably one

    of this countrys leading contemporary dramatists, whose countless credits include Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine.

    F70C{B>=THE GHOSTS OF RUDDIGORE Weds 9- Thurs 10 NovAn Opera Della Luna ProductionOpera della Luna revisit Ruddigore in their own unique style. Ghosts and apparitions take to the stage in this haunting tale of rural romance. A cleverly re-imagined production featuring many well-loved songs. This is Gilbert & Sullivan as you have never seen or heard it before!.Following the companys innovative productions of HMS Pinafore and The Parsons Pirates the company turns its hand to this popular classic.www.curveonline.co.uk

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    THE SILvER ScREENA winter concert with mince pies and mulled wineA clive conway Production

    Robert Powellwith Gabrielle Drake

    Sunday November 0th, 7.30pmA romp through 100 years of cinema. Meet charlie chaplin, Mae West, Mickey Mouse, Humphrey Bogart, clark Gable, Groucho Marx, Marilyn Munroe, Jack Lemmon and many, many others.The journey is sweetened with musical interludes from

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    Mon 7 - Sat 12 Nov. RoyAL & DERNgATE.Call 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk

    Mon 14 - Sat 19 Nov.CURVE.Call 0116 242 3595 or visitwww.curveonline.co.uk

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    WOW November 2011

    Scott Joplin, George Gershwin through to John Barrys James Bond Theme.Clive Conway flute and Christine Croshaw piano.TICKETS: 16.00 (No concessions)This is a fundraising event.The Little Theatre, Dover Street,Leicester, LE1 6PWBox Office: [email protected]

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    CraNfOrD aT ChrISTmaSThursday 1st DecemberDeep in the frosty English countryside, chestnuts are roasting and carols are being sung as the folk of Cranford busily prepare for Christmas, bedecking each and every household with wreaths of holly and mistletoe. But beyond this cosy hubbub of festivity, snow continues to fall and when disaster strikes, the community must unite to keep the spirit of Christmas alive. Chapterhouse proudly presents this heart-warming tale of charity and goodwill to all women and men to celebrate this most magical time of year.

    this confident company should be commended for their enthusiastic production The Stagewww.lighthousetheatre.co.uk

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    WEDNESDay 23 NOvEmBErWritten and performed by Maxwell Golden, CountryBoys Struggle is a unique solo show, which comes to The Core at Corby Cube on Wednesday 23 November. The show uses a hip hop style to tell a very honest story of one mans search for a sense of belonging in a foreign environment.

    Inspired by Maxwells own time spent growing up in the coastal community of Bude in Cornwall, CountryBoys Struggle integrates music, poetry and MC-ing with physical comedy to reflect both rural and urban environments. The one-man show perfectly captures how it feels to grow up with a sense of isolation a fish out of water story which is full of humanity, pathos and warm wit.

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    CountryBoys Struggle comes to The Core on Wednesday 23 November. To book, call the Ticket Line on 01536 470 470 or visit www.thecorecorby.com.

    Writer and performer Maxwell Golden says: Its about what its like living in a rural area and wanting to make urban music, then moving to the city and finding its not what you expect especially when your heart and soul is on the beaches and with the community you grew up in. Although it is performed predominantly through the aesthetic of modern UK Hip Hop theatre, the real emotion underlying the story is always of upmost importance

    The performance is complemented with a workshop and engagement activity, which aims to provide a platform for young artists from both rural and urban environments.

    Contacts Artistic Director Baba Israel comments: Im

    really excited about directing Maxwell Goldens CountryBoys Struggle. Maxwell is a fantastic artist with a background in hip hop and spoken word but also in clown and physical theatre and hes going to bring together those skills to tell a really important story about a young man and his journey. I think this is going to be a new kind of show that is going to create a bridge between two worlds between the world of rural and the world of urban, and it will engage young people from those areas to start creating their own expression.

    2 DEC 2011 - 1 JaN 2012A touch of Broadway is coming to Leicester this Christmas! 42nd Street is the inspiring story of smalltown girl Peggy Sawyer and her meteoric rise from chorus line hoofer to Broadway star. Packed with show-stopping numbers including Were in the Money, Keep Young and Beautiful, Lullaby of Broadway and of course the spectacular title number, 42nd Street, this show is a celebration of toe-tapping, foot-stomping, deliciously uplifting razzmatazz not to be missed!

    This show promises to be every bit as spectacular as The King and I!

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    2ND STrEET is at The Curve, Leicester from 2 DEC 2011 - 14 JAN 2012 . For tickets call the box office on 0116 242 3595 or visit www.curveonline.co.uk

    PrOmOTEYour Show

    With a THUMBNAIL AD (like this!)in our listings column.

    Call the wow team on 01858 439 999.

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    WOW November 2011

    leicester's leading entertainment venue

    0116 233 3111demontforthall.co.uk

    Sat 14 Jan tickets 20 30

    thIn lIZZy Mon 23 Jan tickets 27.50 + 1 bkg fee

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    tickets 24.50 28.50the ukulele orCheStra oF great brItaInWed 30 nov tickets 17.50 19.50 Concs 15.50 17.50

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