A daz­zling treat for all the fam­ily

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Tonight’s Tv -

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

cen­tre.com

HI­LAR­I­OUS:

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.

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