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Editor’s Choice at The Key Theatre

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A magical mix of smash-hit entertainment incoming at the Key Theatre, from must-see theatre to laugh-out loud comedy.

1 This new sell-out play from the National Theatre was recorded live, giving audiences everywhere the chance to watch it in the comfort of their local cinema (and without the cost and hassle of a trip into London). The Motive and The Cue explores what happens when two titans of classical British theatre – Sir John Gielgud and Richard Burton – come together to work on a new staging of Hamlet. Starring Mark Gatiss and Johnny Flynn.
NT Live Screening: The Motive and The Cue
Thursday, 16 May 2024

2 Even now women are finally allowed to talk out loud about the menopause after about 300,000 years of suffering from it, it still takes a brave soul to walk on stage and discuss it in front of a live audience. Thankfully, comedian (and retired nurse) Zeph Churchill is here to do just that with Is It Me or is it Hot In Here?, mixing laughs and insight in equal measure on this ‘most mysterious’ of lady-phenomena…
Is It Me or is it Hot In Here?
Friday, 24 May 2024

Key Theatre3 Edinburgh Fringe smash Six Chick Flicks arrives in Peterborough with a huge helping of parody, silliness, song and dance – plus an entire Titanic lifeboat’s-worth of tropes that chick flick fans will recognise and love. Kerry Ipema and KK Apple perform this eclectic, inventive two- woman show.
Six Chick Flicks
Wednesday, 12 June 2024

4 West End Magic is a wonderful, fun and funny family-friendly show with some eye-popping feats of stage magic, and featuring British Champion of Magic, Oliver Tabor. Expect guest acts, comedy, stunts, ventriloquism and more!
West End Magic
Friday, 21 June 2024

5 Ed Byrne now sits safely in the ranks of ‘elder statesman of comedy’ – and its partly this longevity that powers his latest show. Mark Twain is thought to have coined the phrase: ‘Comedy is Tragedy Plus Time’, and Ed attempts to test this theory to the max by mining his past mishaps for entertainment gold.
Ed Byrne: Tragedy Plus Time
Saturday, 29 June 2024

For more information on all our picks, head to or phone the box office on 01733 852992.

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