A dazzling treat for all the family
On The Razzle On The Razzle Stamford Arts Centre duplicitous manservant, a jilted spinster and her equally lovelorn maid and the stage is set for a frenetic two hours of Stoppard’s trademark verbal gymnastics in a plot of dazzling complexity. With no pun left unturned, no identity unmistaken, and every entendre doubled, this is the playwright at his most playful and hilarious, concocting a delightful confection that is voluminously swathed (for the absurdest of reasons) in tartan.
A treat for all the family. Tickets cost £8 (£7 conc) and can be bought from from Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763203.
Other shows coming up at the arts centre include:
The Eduardo Niebla Experience, tonight at 8pm. Eduardo is the master of flamenco-jazz guitar and this is a really exciting opportunity to catch a worldclass guitarist at his very best.Eduardo presents his stunning new album and compositions from his 30 year career that infuses brilliant, passionate flamenco with a myriad of Eastern colours and Gypsy-jazz. Accompanying Eduardo is Carl Herring on guitar and Dharmesh Parmar on tabla. Tickets cost £12 (£10).
On Friday, July 2 at 8pm, an outstanding operatic production of Curuso and the Quake can be enjoyed.
The show follows Enrico Curuso’s escape from the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, where he not only faces the fierce fires and his hotel collapsing around him but also his own ghosts. Incredibly beautiful storytelling with live opera from Puccini, Rossini and Leoncavalio, combining to reveal the heart behind the legend. Tickets cost £12 (£10)
On Sunday, July 4, at 7.30pm, the voice of Women’s Hour, Jenni Murray, will be discussing her formative influences, career profile and personal politics, giving you an insight into the life of one of the UK’s most admired broadcasters. Tickets cost £16 (£15)
To book your tickets, visit the box office, call 01780 763203, or visit www. stamfordarts
The show gives the audience a breakneck roller coaster ride through Viennese society in the mid 19th century, in the company of the incorrigible but naive Christopher and Weinberl.
When their master, Herr Zangler, goes off to Vienna to see his formidable fiancée, Madame Knorr, the two shop assistants take the opportunity to shut up shop, abandoning the rollmops, smoked eel and pigs’ trotters for an adventure in the city.
Also on the run are Zangler’s ward, the beautiful Marie, and her ne’er-do-well and apparently penniless lover Sonders.
An already complex web of relationships and misalliances is further complicated by Herr Zangler’s propensity to mispronounce and mangle every utterance, leading to ever greater confusion and misunderstanding.
Throw into the mix a libidinous coachman, a man-hungry widow, a GREAT ESCAPE: Curuso and the Quake.