What’s on the Spalding stage and screen

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A regular column from South Holland Centre in Spalding.

After a SPECTRE-tacularly busy 12 days of Bond, we’re taking a break from movie screenings for a sparkling three-week adventure into one of the most uplifting pantomimes of them all, Peter Pan.

A thrilling fantasy adventure to Neverland awaits audiences this December (10-31) with lots of family fun, fabulous flying and a generous sprinkling of fairy dust! Performance dates and times are on our website.

But after the dust has settled we’ll have our feet back in movie-land from Saturday, January 2 with the batty comedy sequel Hotel Transylvania 2 and the final instalment of the popular Hunger Games series, Mockingjay – part 2.

Then audiences can strike up their light sabres from Friday, January 15 with screenings of the much anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This seventh instalment reunites Harrison Ford as Hans Solo, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker and Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia.

But winning hands-down at our Box Office is another Maggie Smith smash hit in the making, The Lady In The Van. This comedy drama written by Alan Bennett is based on events from his own life when a colourful Miss Shepherd ‘temporarily’ parked her van on his drive – only to stay there for 15 years. As well as Maggie Smith in the lead role, the film is chock-full of sterling British actors including James Corden, Alex Jennings, Frances de la Tour and Dominic Cooper, and is directed by Nicholas Hytner. Screenings run from Friday, January 8 to Thursday, January 14 and with almost 500 tickets sold so far, anyone hoping to come along should not delay in securing their preferred seats.

Details of the Spring 2016 film and live programme are on our website now and printed guides will be arriving on doormats any day.