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The Events Guide: 25th to 31st March 2018

Written by on 20th March 2018



Sun 25/3 at 1pm and 4pm : Variety Show.

The New Theatre Royal Stage School proudly presents their first annual Variety Show of dance, drama and music.

This fun filled show celebrates the hard work and dedication from the students, ranging from as young as 4 to 18 years old. Expect high energy dance numbers, classic songs from the musicals, chart topping hits and wonderful drama pieces too.

Tickets : £11, Concessions : £9.    Enquiries : 01522 519999.


Tues 27/3 at 7.15pm : The Royal Ballet celebrates Bernstein Centenary.

The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme for choreographers Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett, and Christopher Wheeldon.

Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free and West Side Story. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music. The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artist’s first foray into Bernstein. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are inspired by W.H. Auden’s masterful modernist poem, itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II.

Tickets : £18.50, Concessions : £16.50.   Enquiries : 01522 519999.


Thurs 29/3 at 8pm : The WORD Theatre – March.

the WORD theatre brings the biggest, most exciting, and relevant Spoken Word artists in the UK to the stunning theatre stage of the New Theatre Royal every month.

This month the headliner is Henry Raby.

Please be aware that The WORD Theatre may contain adult subject matter and adult language which some people may find offensive. The audience is advised that this show is suitable for ages 18yrs+.

Tickets : £11, Students : £8.   Enquiries : 01522 519999.


Fri 30/3 and Sat 31/3 at 7pm (Sat matinee at 2pm) : Alice In Wonderland.

CBBC favourite Christopher Johnson hops down the rabbit hole with Alice, played by Sophie Towns, for a whimsical, enchanting tale perfect for the whole family.

With a laugh out loud script brought to you by Patric Kearns (Dame Donna Kebab from Aladdin) as the magnificent Queen of Hearts, Ian Crowe as the larger than life Mad Hatter, Chris Hayes as Twinny Dee and charming choreography from two young dance ensembles, the Top Hats and Pocket Watches.

This heart-warming and uplifting classic makes the perfect family treat over the Easter break.

Tickets : £19, Concessions : £17, Child : £11, Family (of 4) : £54.

Enquiries : 01522 519999.



Sun 25/3 at 7.30pm : Mercury.

After over a decade on tour, Mercury have firmly established themselves as one of the world’s most authentic tributes to Freddie Mercury and Queen. With a dynamic stage show that fully emulates the true charismatic appeal of rock’s most flamboyant front man, backed by superbly crafted harmonies and intricate guitar work, Mercury faithfully recreate the distinctive Queen experience. “Freddie was an original. He and Queen were the best. But now, in this new century, Joseph, Glenn & Mercury are the next best thing” Jer Bulsara (Freddie’s mum).

Tickets : £23, Students/U26s : £12.   Enquiries : 01522 873894.


Tues 27/3 at 7.30pm : Komposit – The Performance.

This year five young composers from the East Midlands have been working with an ensemble of musicians and mentored by leading composers in their field Judith Weir (CBE), Annie Whitehead, Chris Woods and Jo Freya to create new pieces of music. Tonight the audience will listen to their final performances live and celebrate their journey. Also featuring special guests.

Tickets : £5.   Enquiries : 01522 873894.


Wed 28/3 at 7pm : Butterfly Club Night.

Once a month the Drill Hall hosts an awesome party night for adults (aged 16+) with disabilities, their families and support workers. These nights are friendly and relaxed and a great opportunity not only to dance to great music, but to socialise and meet new people. Head into the main auditorium where the resident DJ spins top tunes all night, or chill out in the bar and catch up with friends.

Please note the Drill Hall does not offer one-to-one support at these events, but it is wheelchair friendly and has a fully equipped Changing Places Toilet.
Tickets: £3 adv (£4 on the day).   Enquiries : 01522 873894.



Sun 25/3 at 7.30pm : The Rock Guitar Tribute Show presented by Local Heroes.

If you like rock guitar at its finest, you will love ‘The Local Heroes – Rock Guitar Tribute Show’! A fantastic review of favourite tracks by Dire Straits, Eric Clapton and 60s and 70s Fleetwood Mac. Jason North features on vocals and guitar, recreating the vocals and guitar lines of Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Lindsey Buckingham and Mark Knopfler.

Sam North Sings and plays bass as Jack Bruce, John and Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks.

Steve Gooding plays the keys on such classics as Layla, Rhiannon, Walk of Life and many more.

Martin Collins provides the famous grooves associated with Ginger Baker, Mick Fleetwood and Terry Williams.

Tickets : £12, Concessions : £10, U16s : £7.50.   Enquiries : 01522 883311.



Mon 26/3 and Tues 27/3 at 8pm : Singing In The Rain.

New Youth Theatre Seniors present the “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” Singin’ in the Rain. In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item, but behind the scenes, things aren’t always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina’s squeaky voice might be the end of her career in “talking pictures” without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her. Go along and top your toes to the much loved musical numbers; ‘Make Em Laugh’, ‘Good Morning’ and of course ‘Singing in the Rain’.

Tickets : £9, Concessions/Students : £8.50.   Enquiries : 01476 406158.


Wed 28/3 and Thurs 29/3 at 6.30pm and 8pm : The Wizard Of Oz.

Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, often dreams of what may lie over the rainbow. One day a tornado hits her home town and carries her away to Munchkinland. Dorothy wants to go home to Kansas and persuades three friends to accompany her on a trip to the Emerald City to see the Wizard of Oz. Join Dorothy and her friends, Lion, Scarecrow and Tinman on their magical musical adventure to meet the famous Wizard of Oz.

Tickets : £9, Concessions/Students : £8.50.   Enquiries : 01476 406158.


Thurs 29/3 at 8.15pm : Funhouse Comedy Club.

Jo Caulfield (Countless TV appearances, including Live at the Apollo and Mock The Week) and Bob Rouse (as seen on Ben Elton’s hit BBC2 Shakespeare sitcom ‘Upstart Crow’) feature in this evening’s show.

Jo Caulfield – Best-known for her legendary one-woman shows, Jo Caulfield is one of the finest female comics at work and has recently been nominated as the best female Stand-Up in the country. She is also Graham Norton’s head writer. She is, quite simply, a damn funny woman.

Jo was born in Wales to Irish parents and brought up in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. She grew up believing the East Midlands was her oyster.

At 17 Jo left home and moved to London to sing and play drums in a Rockabilly band. This was an unusual decision as Jo can neither sing nor play drums.

Jo is in demand at all major UK comedy clubs, and has completed three nationwide theatre tours.

Bob Rouse – One of comedy’s most lively, loveable and dynamic performers, Bob won Channel 4’s Prestigious So You Think You’re Funny competition at the Edinburgh Festival way back in 1998. He’s one of our best comic storytellers, has performed all over the world and works long form narratives into hard-hitting, uncompromising hilarious tales filled with warmth and a sense of compassion for our collective human frailties.

Tickets : £10.   Enquiries : 01476 406158.



Sun 25/3 at 2.30pm : Beat It With The Beatles.

The Tracey Everett-Fox School of Dance will perform stunning routine to the music of the Beatles.

This dance school teaches ballet, tap, theatrecraft and gymnastic dance to children from the age of three and is affiliated to the International Dance Teachers Association.

Tickets : £7.   Enquiries : 01427 676655.


Thurs 29/3 at 1.30PM : The Easter Bunny’s Egg Factor.

Can you help Marty MacDonald, Henrietta the Hen and Professor Pinky practice for the Easter Bunny’s singing competition? The prize is an exciting visit to the hidden Chocolate Factory, and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny himself! Songs include Old MacDonald Had A Farm, The Grand Old Duke Of York, Jack And Jill, and more! A fantastic, family show particularly suitable for 2-7 year old’s, plus the Centre’s popular meet, greet and treat with the Easter Bunny with a free chocolate treat for every child!

Tickets : Children : £10, Adults : £7.   Enquiries : 01427 676655.


Fri 30/3 at 7.30pm : Film – Fifty Shades Freed (Cert 18, 105 mins, 2018).

Starring : Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan and Eric Johnson.


Sat 31/3 at 2.30pm : Film – Coco (Cert PG, 105 mins, 2017)

Starring : Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal and Benjamin Bratt.


Sat 31/3 at 7.30pm : Film – The Mercy (Cert 12A, 112 mins, 2018)

Starring : Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis and Colin Firth.



Sun 25/3 from 9am : Vintage Flea Market.

Bag a bargain, rummage for bric-a-brac or hunt down vintage items and collectables at the Arthur Swallow Vintage Flea Market.

This event will offer up the perfect way to spend a Sunday morning if you love bagging a bargain, rummaging for bric-a-brac or hunting down cool vintage items and quirky collectables. Pay the new Vintage Flea Market a visit, grab a coffee and get searching for homewares, textiles, fashion, jewellery, art and much, much more.

Entrance : £2, U16s : Free.   Enquiries : 01522 522900.


Fri 30/3 from 7.30pm : Comedy Curry Night.

Spice up your night with curry, naan bread and poppadoms, add a side order of laughs and entertainment and this is one event not to be missed!

Now in its seventh year, Comedy Curry is proving a recipe for success at the Lincolnshire Showground.

Get your friends together and be entertained with another fantastic line-up of comedy and delicious curry. The evening will feature talented comedians from all over the country for one laughter-filled night of entertainment, food and friends.

Featuring :-

Jack Campbell (Compere) : Over the years, Jack has worked hard on his comedy act, which he describes are ‘basically me telling stories that are mostly true, as well as my observations as a southern-white-heterosexual male’.

Steff Todd : Steff Todd is a new name, a comedian who over a short space of time has already made her mark with a unique mix of sharp one-liners and celebrity impressions.

Johnny Emmett : Johnny is a comedian and actor, famously sharing the screen with Nicholas Cage for 17 seconds, this is before his bubble burst (Johnny’s not Nic’s). Johnny first ‘stood up’ in 2011 and is quickly and quietly establishing himself on the circuit.

Mickey Sharma : Mickey Sharma’s mix of comedy and another form of artistry (you will see what is meant) make him as unique as he is funny. His high and contagious energy helps him tame any crowd no matter their age, gender, ethnicity or amount of alcohol consumed.

Tickets : £17.   Enquiries : 01522 522900.



Now until 1/7 from 10am : Arms and Armour at Lincoln Castle.

Imagine the clash of steel in combat and sport and be awed by these lethal weapons from times gone by.  Visitors can view a selection of real arms and armour from Tudor to Victorian times, imagine the warriors and soldiers who would have worn and used these arms and armour and got themselves “dressed to kill”.

Visitors to the Victorian Prison can see new displays of the Heritage Service collection of arms and armour.  The objects on display take a thematic look at elements of the collection, and include three suits of 16th Century armour, horse armour, armour from the English Civil War, bladed weapons and finally a variety of armour.

Annual Passes, All Inclusive, Prison & Magna Carta, Castle and Cathedral Joint tickets are valid for this event.

Entry : Normal entry charges apply.   Enquiries : 01522 782040.


Fri 30/3 until Sun 15/3 from 10am : The Conqueror’s Castle Easter Quest.

Celebrating the 950th anniversary of Lincoln Castle, junior visitors are invited to seek out the clues to building a Castle with chocolate rewards for all.

Entry : Normal entry charges apply.   Enquiries : 01522 782040.


Sat 31/3 and Sun 1/4 from 10am : The Conqueror’s Castle.

The Castle was begun under instruction from William the Conqueror, who after his victory at Hastings in 1066, set about imposing his rule across the Country. In 1068 the first castle was established and it wasn’t long before King William visited Lincoln.  The Castle and Cathedral are both monuments to William’s rule.  This weekend King William makes a triumphal return along with his Court and baggage trayne.  Meet the King on his royal progress to inspect his castle and hold an audience with visitors.  With a full supporting cast of soldiers, civillians and musicians entertain the king with pastimes and merriment and also display of military skills.

Entry : Normal entry charges apply.   Enquiries : 01522 782040.



Thurs 29/3 from 9.30am : The Adventure Playground 40th Birthday Party.

Join others for a full day of play to celebrate with puppet shows, archery, children’s outdoor theatre, bushcraft activities, face-painting and more. On Easter Sunday 1978, Jungleland, as originally named, was officially opened by Blue Peter’s Peter Purves, and he’ll be returning this Easter to celebrate 40 years of Belton’s outdoor playground.
The Brownlow family created the children’s adventure jungle for the pleasure of visitors in mind. In 2015, a renovation project updated the playground to create a memorable, bespoke play experience for young visitors.
Today, Belton’s outdoor adventure playground is the largest in the National Trust. Booking Not Needed.

Entry : Normal entry charges apply.   Enquiries : 01476 566116.


Fri 30/3 until Mon 2/4 from 9.30am : Cadbury Egg Hunt.

Explore Belton’s parkland this spring on a Cadbury Egg Hunt. Join in the family fun and explore Belton’s parkland in spring as you hunt for clues. Adventurers that complete a trail get a Cadbury chocolate prize for all their hard work.

Entry : Normal entry charges apply.   Enquiries : 01476 566116.



Fri 30/3 until Mon 2/4 from 11am : Cadbury Egg Hunt.

Explore the Castle, spot the clues and claim your chocolate prize with this Egg hunt, in partnership with Cadbury. 2 per Egg Hunt (Normal admission applies). Please note-there is a limited supply of chocolate prizes, first come first served basis. The Cadbury Bunny has bounced into Tattershall Castle and borrowed Lord Cromwell’s biggest treasure chest for his stash of precious chocolate. Our floppy-eared friend has left clues around the castle for you to unlock the chest and claim your own choccy treat. To get your hands on the edible treasure you’ll need to scour the great tower, hop across the moat bridges and hunt through the ruins to collect your answers. Booking Not Needed.

Entry : Normal entry charges apply.   Enquiries : 01526 342543.



Sat 31/3 until Mon 16/4 from 10am : Charlie’s Easter Trail.

Visit the museum to see if you can crack Charlie the Crane’s Easter Egg Trail. Collect your trail and explore this fascinating museum as you hunt for clues – there’s a chocolatey prize when you’ve finished!

Tickets : 50p per trail.   Enquiries : 01529 488490.


THE VENUE, Lincoln.

The following films are to be shown in this cinema during the week :-

Wed 24/3 at 2.30pm : Coco (Cert PG, 105 mins, 2017).

This is an animated film.

Wed 24/3 at 7.30pm and Sat 28/3 at 2.30pm : The Shape Of Water (Cert 15, 123 mins, 2017).

Starring : Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer and Michael Shannon.

Sat 28/3 at 7.30pm : Black Panther (Cert 12A, 134 mins, 2018)

Starring : Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o.


Tickets : From £4.50.

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