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Editor’s Choice at The Key Theatre

The Key Theatre

This season has it all at the Key Theatre, whether you want world-class opera, comedy or plays – it’s all here!

The Key Theatre1. We’ve all had that moment in the hairdressers when we’ve looked in the mirror – then in the little hand mirror for the back – swallowed in dismay and horror but said, “Yeah… Great!” anyway. Gifted storyteller and comic Ania Magliano mines this relatable topic for her latest tour, making it a must-see for anyone who’s ever had a haircut!
Ania Magliano: I Can’t Believe You’ve Done This
Saturday, 2 March 2024

2. Count Arthur Strong heads back to Peterborough for his final farewell tour… or is it? Marvellously eccentric and inventively surreal, don’t miss the opportunity to see this superb comedy creation live on stage. Click here to read our interview with Count Arthur, from the archives!
Count Arthur Strong
Thursday, 7 March 2024

Houdini's Great Escape3. Combining whip-smart comedy and how-did-they-do-that? stage illusions (by BBC One’s The Magicians star Pete Firman), this roller coaster of a stage play imagines escapologist Harry Houdini’s greatest challenge: wriggling out of being framed for murder – and catching the real culprit in the process!
Houdini’s Greatest Escape
Tuesday, 19 – Thursday, 21 March 2024

4. This screening offers world-class staging and performances from the Royal Opera House, with their production of Puccini’s beloved opera, Madama Butterfly. Kevin John Edusei conducts and Asmik Grigorian performs the role of Butterfly.
ROH Screening: Madama Butterfly
Tuesday, 26 March 2024

5. Wildly successful TV presenter and model, Gail Porter’s life fell apart when she developed alopecia and lost her hair within the space of a few months during her late 20s. After years spent wrestling toxic beauty standards and her own mental health issues, Gail is back at the top of her game with this witty, wise and perceptive one-woman show. You can read our exclusive interview with Gail here!
Gail Porter: Hung, Drawn and Portered
Wednesday, 24 April 2024

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

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