VOLUNTEERS at a revamped theatre are looking forward to an exciting year of shows.
Stamford Corn Exchange in Broad Street, Stamford, will be starting off a fun-packed schedule with Let’s Hang On, a tribute show to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tomorrow.
The band first visited the Corn Exchange 18 months ago and played to a packed house, so organisers are hoping for similar success.
International touring show Back to Broadway will be at the theatre on Saturday, February 19, starring a host of West End performers performing songs from My Fair Lady, Beauty and the Beast, Spamalot, Sunset Boulevard, Phantom of the Opera, Grease and Les Miserables. Joining them will be artists from English and Welsh National Opera Companies. The show will be performed in aid of children’s charity Barnado’s with money from ticket sales going to the charity.
Dancer Wayne Sleep will be at the theatre on Thursday, February 24, starring in a show celebrating his career called Precious Little Sleep.
In March, the theatre will welcome Gerry and the Pacemakers on March 4, The Barron Knights on March 12, and Chas and Dave with their final ever tour on March 20.
Stamford Amateur Musical Society will be getting their kit off for performances of The Full Monty between April 12 and 16 while entertainer Des O’Connor will be on stage for a wonderful evening of comedy and music on May 5.
There will also be children’s shows on during the school holidays including Jollity Farm on February 21, Gleeful on February 23 and The Wizard of Oz on April 19.
The 399-seat theatre, which has undergone a huge renovation over the past 10 years, has only run a full theatre programme since September 2008.
Theatre manager Judith Mackie said: “Last year was our best year to date and we are hoping for another fantastic year.
The next stage of development will be upgrading the technical equipment in the theatre. For more information on shows contact the box office on 01780 766455 or visit www.stamford-corn-exchange.co.uk.