The List

Here is the ESP line-up for gigs and events in and around your local area. If your gig or event isn’t here and you would like it to be, simply email gigs@espmag.co.uk with the name, venue and address and we’ll check it out.

20 Jan

EVENTS

OWL ENCOUNTER EXPERIENCE
Orton Hall Hotel, Peterborough

A 2 hour educational experience where you can get up close and personal with the birds including a handling and flying session. 1pm to 3pm. Subject to availability. Booking essential – quote CJS19 when booking on 07922 093056. www.cjsbirdsofprey.co.uk

LIVE MUSIC

BALOR (4PM)
Mama Liz\'s, Stamford
IAN & KAT (3PM)
Charters, Town Bridge
RESONATE
The Pizza Parlour & Music Cafe, Cowgate


21 Jan

EVENTS

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LIVE MUSIC

CLAUDIA
The Pizza Parlour & Music Cafe, Cowgate
OPEN MIC WITH JAMES EDMONDS
The Halcyon, Netherton


22 Jan

EVENTS

AUTHOR TALK: ALISON BRUCE
The Waterton Arms, Deeping St James

Author Alison Bruce, a popular speaker at the 2017 Deepings Literary Festival, is back in the district to talk about her new thriller. In a perfect lead in to this year’s Deepings Literary Festival (23-26 May), Alison will be revealing details of her new thriller, ‘I Did It For Us’ at a ‘Crime Round the Fireside’ event at the pub. All of the author’s series of books are set in her home town of Cambridge.

LIVE MUSIC

OPEN MIC WITH ANNA RADFORD
The Pizza Parlour & Music Cafe, Cowgate


23 Jan

EVENTS

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LIVE MUSIC

BACKROOM ACOUSTIC WITH THE BOATMEN
The Angel , Ramsey
COUNTRY MIX
The Pizza Parlour & Music Cafe, Cowgate


24 Jan

EVENTS

JACK & HIS GIANT BEANSTALK
The Cresset, Bretton

If you’ve had your fill of the kids stuff, let loose with this truly grown-up panto! Join Geordie Shore’s Scotty T as Jack in this gigantic adult-only adventure as he reaches new heights climbing the beanstalk to rescue Princess Jill who’s been captured by the evil Fleshcreep! Also starring BGT finalist Danny Beard and All Together Now judge Divina De Campo. Tickets are £19.50 on 01733 265705 or visit www.cresset.co.uk

JACK AND HIS GIANT BEANSTALK
The Cresset, Bretton

If you’ve had your fill of the kids stuff, let loose with this truly grown-up panto. Join Geordie Shore’s Scotty T as Jack in this gigantic adult-only adventure as he reaches new heights climbing the beanstalk to rescue Princess Jill who’s been captured by the evil Fleshcreep! Also starring BGT finalist Danny Beard and All Together Now judge Divina De Campo. Tickets are £19.50 on 01733 265705 or visit www.cresset.co.uk

LIVE MUSIC

THE MIDAS TOUCH
The Crown, Lincoln Road


25 Jan

EVENTS

WOMEN IN ROCK
The Cresset, Bretton

If you want a night packed with hairbrush sing-along classics this is the one! The Cresset has booked Women In Rock - the only show of its kind in Europe - and it’s packed with the very best known songs from the world’s greatest female rock legends. If you like a bit of Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Bonnie Tyler, Blondie, Pink, Stevie Nicks, Patti Smith, Cher and many more then grab your tickets (£23.50) on 01733 265705 or through www.cresset.co.uk.

LIVE MUSIC

ACOUSTIC NIGHT WITH THE BOATMEN
The Boat Inn, Whittlesey
LAST MINUTE BRIGADE
The Ploughman, Werrington
LEFTOVAS
The Masons Arms, Bourne
LIVE BAND
The Blue Bell, Werrington
RESTLESS + EL CAMINO + HENRY AND THE BLEEDERS
Mama Liz\'s, Stamford
RETROLUX
The Yard of Ale, Oundle Road
SLIDER
The Golden Fleece, Stamford
THE ELECTRIC WARRIORS
The Crown, Lincoln Road
TRUE BRITISH MAYHEM
The Peacock, London Road
VELOCITY
O\'NEILL\'S, Broadway


26 Jan

EVENTS

FRANKIES GUYS
Stamford Corn Exchange, Stamford

Celebrate the legacy of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons and their legendary place in the rock ‘n’ roll era. Stamford Corn Exchange is hosting a fast-paced, lively and authentic concert atmosphere as Sweeney Entertainments presents Frankie’s Guys, a charismatic yet powerful stamp on the timeless classics you love. The boys are ready to take you on a trip down memory lane with classics such as Big Girls Don’t Cry and Oh What A Night, the slick choreography and amazing vocals with a pretty cool band will show you why Frankie’s Guys are receiving standing ovations worldwide. Tickets are £22.50 and available from the box office on 01780 766455.

LIVE MUSIC

23 REASONS
The Ploughman, Werrington
AIRSTREAM FUTURE + SUPPORT
Mama Liz\'s, Stamford
FILTHY CONTACT
The Palmeston Arms, Oundle Road
GLAM SLAM GLITZ
The Fayre Spot, Bretton
JAMES WOODLIFFE
SAMM\'S, Bridge Street
LOST AND SOUND
The Crown, Lincoln Road
MISCELLANEOUS BAND
The Golden Fleece, Stamford
PARK LANE
The Three Horseshoes, Yaxley
SOUND INJECTORS
The Burghley, Burghley Road
STEALER
The Prince of Wales Feathers, Castor
THIRD STONE FROM THE SUN
The Yard of Ale, Oundle Road
TRUE BRITISH MAYHEM
The Peacock, London Road


27 Jan

EVENTS

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LIVE MUSIC

TOM BRYANS
The Pizza Parlour & Music Cafe, Cowgate
TWO LUCK PLUCKERS (3PM)
Charters, Town Bridge


28 Jan

EVENTS

THEATRE: DIRTY DUSTING
The Key Theatre, Embankment

Prepare yourself for the dirtiest cleaning service you’ve ever come across! Starring Crissy Rock, known for her role as Janey Yorke in Benidorm and time on I’m A Celeb, you know this feel-good light-hearted comedy will have you giggling every time you pick up your phone. A wrong number and three naughty cleaners soon results in a sex chat line, a secret from the boss and what’s said to be one of the funniest adult theatre productions to date; as if three sell out UK tours didn’t tell you enough. Tickets are £23.50 and available from the Key Theatre’s box office on 01733 207239.

LIVE MUSIC

THE RAINMEN
The Pizza Parlour & Music Cafe, Cowgate


29 Jan

EVENTS

CIRCUS OF HORRORS
The Key Theatre, Embankment

Featuring the amazing cast of BGT’s final, Circus of Horrors: Psycho Asylum is making a bigger and better return to Peterborough, driven by a rock ‘n’ roll soundscape and an amazing amalgamation of sword swallowers, creepy contortionists and flaming hula hooping divas, there won’t be a dull moment. Celebrating an astounding 23 years of touring, the show will make a stop at the Key Theatre with its latest Psycho Asylum incarnation. Tickets start at £21.50 from the box office: 01733 207239.

LIVE MUSIC

OPEN MIC WITH ANNA RADFORD
The Pizza Parlour & Music Cafe, Cowgate
OPEN MIC WITH GRAHAM CLEAVER
The Blue Boar, Eye


31 Jan

EVENTS

FUNHOUSE COMEDY CLUB
The Lightbox Cafe, Bridge Street

This month the Funhouse Comedy Club line-up features Vince Atta, Barry Castagnola and Lindsey Santoro with your compere for the evening, Stevie Gray. Tickest are £10 in advance. Doors: 7.00pm Show: 8.30pm Info and bookings www.funhousecomedy.co.uk

LIVE MUSIC

OPEN WITH THE INTERIM ROOM
SAMM\'S, Bridge Street


01 Feb

EVENTS

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LIVE MUSIC

BROTHERHOODS ROUNDABOUT
The Crown, Lincoln Road
LOOSE ROCKET
The Ploughman, Werrington
THE MIGHTY AND HIGH
The Yard of Ale, Oundle Road


02 Feb

EVENTS

THE BURLESQUE SHOW
The Key Theatre, Embankment

Time for a mesmerising night of sophisticated tease and pleasure. Featuring the UK’s greatest in the art, a bit of comedy and atmospheric music this is a great night out. These award winning performances are guaranteed to delight and excite you! Tickets cost £24.50 from the box office on 01733 207239.

LIVE MUSIC

ANOTHER GIRL ANOTHER PLANET
The Ploughman, Werrington
COSMIC RODNEY
The Crown, Lincoln Road
FILTHY CONTACT
Charters, Town Bridge
THE BROADCASTERS
The Yard of Ale, Oundle Road


05 Feb

EVENTS

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LIVE MUSIC

LAZY OYSTER JAZZ BAND
The Angel Inn, Yarwell


06 Feb

EVENTS

JIM DAVIDSON
The Cresset, Bretton

The people’s favourite and one of Britain’s greatest ever comedians, Jim Davidson OBE will be telling it like it is. Are you fed up with this PC world we now find ourselves in? Well, come and see Jim’s outrageous brand-new show – enough is enough, it’s time to fight back! Tickets £25 on 01733 265705. Strictly 18+

LIVE MUSIC

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07 Feb

EVENTS

JASON DONOVAN
The Key Theatre, Embankment

Join the 80’s heartthrob, actor and singer Jason Donovan to celebrate your midlife crisis together on his Amazing Midlife Crisis Tour! The autobiographical show will feature anecdotes and stories you’ve never heard before featuring tales about Kylie, Neighbours, I’m A Celebrity, Strictly and so much more. The extended tour now hits the Key Theatre with an up-close and personal experience to celebrate Jason’s 50th birthday in a way you would never have expected with the songs you know and love. Tickets cost £27.50 and are available from the Key Theatre’s box office or call 01733 207239.

SOUL SHOW: GET READY
The Cresset, Bretton

Take a trip back to 1960s Detroit with this brand new stage show featuring the music of The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Supremes, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. It’ll be a great night guaranteed to get your toes tapping at so don’t miss out. Get ready – here it comes! Tickets are £24 on 01733 265705 or visit www.cresset.co.uk.

LIVE MUSIC

OPEN MIC WITH THE INTERIM ROOM
SAMM\'S, Bridge Street


08 Feb

EVENTS

MONEY FOR NOTHING: DIRE STRAITS TRIBUTE
The Cresset, Bretton

Money For Nothing is a tribute to Dire Straits like no other before. Prepare to be captivated by the authentic sounds of one of the most successful rock bands of all time! During their career Dire Straits sold over 120 million albums and spent over a thousand weeks on the UK charts, ranking fifth all-time! Performing Money for Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Sultans of Swing, Private Investigations, Walk of Life, Brothers in Arms, So Far Away and many more much-loved classics drawn from six platinum albums - meticulous attention is paid to every detail to faithfully recreate the distinct sound of Dire Straits in this unforgettable sonic spectacular. Featuring all of their legendary hits, audiences are treated to those soaring guitar solos and instantly recognisable riffs by an incredibly talented band in a musical encounter you will never forget! Tickets £25 on 01733 265705.

LIVE MUSIC

LOOSE ROCKET
The Masons Arms, Bourne
SUBWAY 77
The Yard of Ale, Oundle Road


09 Feb

EVENTS

AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING AND TALK
Central Library, Broadway

Kate Moore grew up and went to school in Peterborough before becoming a hit author, selected for Emma Watson’s book club and a New York Times bestseller. Kate’s book, The Radium Girls has become ‘the book America can’t stop talking about.’ Kate visits Vivacity Central Library, at 1pm, to talk about her book. She will be reading from the book, speaking about the women and her research, with a book signing at the end. Tickets cost £5 and can be booked at any Vivacity Library.

SPORTING SATURDAY
The Cresset, Bretton

Inspire Peterborough is hosting its sixth annual Sporting Saturday. Join the fun at this showcase of Peterborough’s finest inclusive disability sport and leisure activities. The event will be opened at 11am by the Mayor of Peterborough and VIP guests. Demonstrations and Have-A-Go tasters will be running throughout the day for you to watch or join in with! Book your ticket to try an A to Z of sporting activities – there’s something for all age and abilities! Call 01733 265705.

LIVE MUSIC

FRANKLY MY DEAR
The Burghley, Burghley Road
THE ZEPHYRS
The Yard of Ale, Oundle Road
VELOCITY
The Ploughman, Werrington


13 Feb

EVENTS

TWELFTH NIGHT
Peterborough Cathedral, City Centre

One to look forward to is a fab retelling of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at Peterborough Cathedral like you’ve never seen before! In the setting of the cathedral’s stunning Norman architecture the talented Gearbox Theatre Company will be bringing us their colourful production combining comedy, a sixties skiffle band and Shakespeare’s poetic language! This version of Twelfth Night is set in the swinging sixties in Illyria where music really is ‘the Food of Love’. Cesario loves Orsino, Orsino loves Olivia, Olivia loves Cesario … but Cesario is really Viola, Sebastian’s twin sister … and is Sebastian really drowned? And then there is Malvolio … cruelly deceived into yellow stockings and crossed-garters by the riotous ‘rogues’ of this enchanting tale. There is love and marriage, laughter, mischief and cross-dressing. It’s being performed from February 13 -15 so it would make a great alternative Valentine’s night out! Book online or call Peterborough Information Centre on 01733 452336.

LIVE MUSIC

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14 Feb

EVENTS

TWELFTH NIGHT
Peterborough Cathedral, City Centre

One to look forward to is a fab retelling of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at Peterborough Cathedral like you’ve never seen before! In the setting of the cathedral’s stunning Norman architecture the talented Gearbox Theatre Company will be bringing us their colourful production combining comedy, a sixties skiffle band and Shakespeare’s poetic language! This version of Twelfth Night is set in the swinging sixties in Illyria where music really is ‘the Food of Love’. Cesario loves Orsino, Orsino loves Olivia, Olivia loves Cesario … but Cesario is really Viola, Sebastian’s twin sister … and is Sebastian really drowned? And then there is Malvolio … cruelly deceived into yellow stockings and crossed-garters by the riotous ‘rogues’ of this enchanting tale. There is love and marriage, laughter, mischief and cross-dressing. It’s being performed from February 13 -15 so it would make a great alternative Valentine’s night out! Book online or call Peterborough Information Centre on 01733 452336.

LIVE MUSIC

Sorry no gigs listed


15 Feb

EVENTS

THE 50S & 60S SPECTACULAR
The Cresset, Bretton

This amazing show stars hit-makers The Dreamers, formerly Freddie & The Dreamers. They\'ll perform all their classic hits including You Were Made For Me, I’m Telling You Now and If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody. The band also tell stories of their times with Freddie Garrity, including times on the road, touring and TV appearances. Also on the show will be The Temple Brothers who in 2017 were voted the Official UK No.1 Tribute to The Everly Brothers at the UK National Tribute Music Award in Leicester. Buddy Holly will also be performed on this incredible show by multi-award winning Buddy Holly tribute act Buddy Walker. Special guest will be the celebrated Earl Jackson, as Chuck Berry. Completing the line-up will be Sounds Force 5, who were voted 60s Band in East Anglia by Van Morrison. Tickets are £26.50 on 01733 265705.

TWELFTH NIGHT
Peterborough Cathedral, City Centre

One to look forward to is a fab retelling of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at Peterborough Cathedral like you’ve never seen before! In the setting of the cathedral’s stunning Norman architecture the talented Gearbox Theatre Company will be bringing us their colourful production combining comedy, a sixties skiffle band and Shakespeare’s poetic language! This version of Twelfth Night is set in the swinging sixties in Illyria where music really is ‘the Food of Love’. Cesario loves Orsino, Orsino loves Olivia, Olivia loves Cesario … but Cesario is really Viola, Sebastian’s twin sister … and is Sebastian really drowned? And then there is Malvolio … cruelly deceived into yellow stockings and crossed-garters by the riotous ‘rogues’ of this enchanting tale. There is love and marriage, laughter, mischief and cross-dressing. It’s being performed from February 13 -15 so it would make a great alternative Valentine’s night out! Book online or call Peterborough Information Centre on 01733 452336.

LIVE MUSIC

CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION
The Yard of Ale, Oundle Road
FILTHY CONTACT
The Cross keys, Oundle Road
FRANKLY MY DEAR
The Blue Bell, Werrington


16 Feb

EVENTS

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LIVE MUSIC

CJ HATT
The Yard of Ale, Oundle Road
FILTHY CONTACT
SAMM\'S, Bridge Street
MENTAL RASTY
The Ploughman, Werrington
RETROLUX
The Granary , Long Sutton
VELOCITY
The Peacock, London Road


17 Feb

EVENTS

BLACK MAGIC: THE LITTLE MIX SHOW
The Cresset, Bretton

The Little Mix Show returns following a sold-out show last year. The Little Mix Show is an energetic tribute that follows in the footsteps of the award winning girl band, Little Mix. Suitable for kids, tweens, teens and adults alike, this iconic 5-star rated show has live vocals and is full of commercial pop-video choreography. The Little Mix Show features all of Little Mix’s chart topping hits including their latest, Woman Like Me from the brand new LM5 album! Tickets £16.50, concessions £14.50 on 01733 265705.

LIVE MUSIC

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21 Feb

EVENTS

BE BOP A LULA
The Cresset, Bretton

The West End smash hit comes to town starring sensational tributes to five giants of rock ’n’ roll – Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison – combined on stage for the first time ever! In 1960 American rockers Eddie and Gene flew in from the States and were joined by British heartthrob Billy Fury for the UK’s very first multi-artist rock ’n’ roll tour. Reviewers were appalled by the onstage antics, audiences screamed their approval and British youth culture was born. Orbison and Holly’s live tours were also equally responsible for introducing rock ’n’ roll to the UK. Relive these seminal concerts in the company of incredible singers and a band tighter than a pair of drainpipe trousers! From Cochran’s legendary guitar riffs, Vincent’s menacingly moody stage presence, Fury’s smouldering looks and soaring vocals, Orbison’s perfect, lilting tones and Holly’s good-time rock ’n’ roll anthems, Be Bop a Lula is a real doozy of a stage show. Tickets £24, concessions £23.50 on 01733 265705.

LIVE MUSIC

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22 Feb

EVENTS

COMEDY CLUB
The Cresset, Bretton

20 years on and still going strong, Peterborough’s longest running Comedy Club returns working with Off The Kerb to bring you another night of laugh out loud comedy! Prepare yourself as four new comic stars take to the stage to provide a fantastically funny Friday night out! Tickets are £14.50 in advance on 01733 265705 or £16.50 on the door.

THE KING IS BACK: ELVIS TRIBUTE
The Cresset, Bretton

In August 2012, Ben Portsmouth made history when he became the only artist from outside the USA to be crowned ‘The Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist’. Since winning this prestigious title, people across the world have called Ben the closest they have ever seen to Elvis Presley and social media forums are overwhelmed with fans demanding his return to their country. In 2019, Ben brings his unique style, unmatched charisma and 10-piece band to The Cresset to show audiences why he\'s regarded as the best Elvis in the business. Tickets £29 on 01733 265705.

LIVE MUSIC

HIT 4 SIX
The Yard of Ale, Oundle Road
LEFTOVAS
The Masons Arms, Bourne


23 Feb

EVENTS

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LIVE MUSIC

LAST MINUTE BRIGADE
The Yard of Ale, Oundle Road
TIGER CLUB
The Ploughman, Werrington


24 Feb

EVENTS

BIRDS OF PREY EXPERIENCE
Orton Hall Hotel, Peterborough

A 2 hour educational experience where you can get up close and personal with the birds including a handling and flying session. 10.30am to 12.30pm. Subject to availability. Booking essential – quote CJS19 when booking on 07922 093056. www.cjsbirdsofprey.co.uk

OWL ENCOUNTER EXPERIENCE
Orton Hall Hotel, Peterborough

A 2 hour educational experience where you can get up close and personal with the birds including a handling and flying session. 1pm to 3pm. Subject to availability. Booking essential – quote CJS19 when booking on 07922 093056. www.cjsbirdsofprey.co.uk

LIVE MUSIC

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28 Feb

EVENTS

FUNHOUSE COMEDY CLUB
The Lightbox Cafe, Bridge Street

Funhouse Comedy Club TEZ ILYAS SOL BERNSTEIN Craig Deeley Compere Stevie Gray Tickets are £10 in advance Doors 7.00pm, Show 8.30pm Info and bookings www.funhousecomedy.co.uk The Lightbox Café www.thelightboxcafe.co.uk

LIVE MUSIC

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02 Mar

EVENTS

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LIVE MUSIC

FRANKLY MY DEAR
The Yard of Ale, Oundle Road


09 Mar

EVENTS

BIRDS OF PREY EXPERIENCE
Orton Hall Hotel, Peterborough

A 2 hour educational experience where you can get up close and personal with the birds including a handling and flying session. 10.30am to 12.30pm. Subject to availability. Booking essential – quote CJS19 when booking on 07922 093056. www.cjsbirdsofprey.co.uk

OWL ENCOUNTER EXPERIENCE
Orton Hall Hotel, Peterborough

A 2 hour educational experience where you can get up close and personal with the birds including a handling and flying session. 1pm to 3pm. Subject to availability. Booking essential – quote CJS19 when booking on 07922 093056. www.cjsbirdsofprey.co.uk

LIVE MUSIC

Sorry no gigs listed


28 Mar

EVENTS

FUNHOUSE COMEDY CLUB
The Lightbox Cafe, Bridge Street

Funhouse Comedy Club TROY HAWKE MARKUS BIRDMAN Lukas Kirkby Compere Stevie Gray Tickets are £10 in advance Doors 7.00pm, Show 8.30pm Info and bookings www.funhousecomedy.co.uk The Lightbox Café www.thelightboxcafe.co.uk

LIVE MUSIC

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25 Apr

EVENTS

FUNHOUSE COMEDY CLUB
The Lightbox Cafe, Bridge Street

Funhouse Comedy Club ANDY WHITE THE NOISE NEXT DOOR Freddie Farrell Compere Stevie Gray Tickets are £10 in advance Doors 7.00pm, Show 8.30pm Info and bookings www.funhousecomedy.co.uk The Lightbox Café www.thelightboxcafe.co.uk

LIVE MUSIC

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30 May

EVENTS

FUNHOUSE COMEDY CLUB
The Lightbox Cafe, Bridge Street

Funhouse Comedy Club LEO KEARSE ROGER MONKHOUSE Robyn Perkins Compere Stevie Gray Tickets are £10 in advance Doors 7.00pm, Show 8.30pm Info and bookings www.funhousecomedy.co.uk The Lightbox Café www.thelightboxcafe.co.uk

LIVE MUSIC

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