Monty Python’s greatest hits and modern twists

The Man Jesus Production
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News from the South Holland Centre

Over the last few days we have confirmed dates and times for a varied line-up of upcoming shows and screenings which promoters have asked us to start selling straight away. So just as the Centre’s summer season is starting to warm up, we bring you a very special programming update!

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Hot news coming out of the capital is an appearance by comedy legends ‘Monty Python’, who will be performing live on stage this summer for the first time in more than three decades. Their London O2 Arena show, ‘Monty Python Live (mostly)’ will also be broadcast to cinemas around the globe – and this is where we come in, with two encore screenings of the event on Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26. Rightfully regarded as among the world’s finest-ever comedians, Monty Python influenced a generation and revolutionised comedy. At a combined age of just 358, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will once again perform some of their greatest hits, with modern, topical, 
Pythonesque twists.

For ballet fans, the experience of a full scale production is always a special treat – but journey time and cost to see such spectacular work, usually staged in major city venues, can sometimes be prohibitive. So if travelling to Moscow for your next quick ballet fix is out of the question, how about catching five of the Bolshoi Ballet’s 2014/15 season on the Spalding cinema screen? Yes, we can announce the latest development of our satellite programme is courtesy of Russia’s internationally renowned ballet company. Scheduled productions include: Yuri Grigorovich’s ‘The Legend of Love’ on Sunday, October 26; Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ seasonally scheduled for Saturday, January 10, 2015; then ‘Swan Lake’ on Sunday, January 25; ‘Romeo and Juliet’ on Sunday, March 8; concluding with ‘Ivan the Terrible’ on Sunday, April 19, 2015. Tickets for all 2014 satellite screenings are £13, £11.50 concessions. But ballet lovers who can’t wait for the Bolshoi season are reminded that Welsh classical ballet company Ballet Cymru will be back on the Spalding stage with their refreshing take on the eternal fairy tale ‘Beauty and the Beast’. This was their best-selling production at the Centre and is back by popular demand on Saturday, June 14.

Meanwhile, we are delighted (and admittedly pleasantly surprised!) to have been given a date on Simon Callow’s high-profile national live theatre tour The Man Jesus on Thursday, October 16. This extraordinary play looks back 2,000 years to witness key moments in the life of ‘the man Jesus’, through the eyes of the people who knew him. This event 
is not a screening. Simon Callow, the distinguished world renowned actor – 
famous for his Royal Shakespeare performances and the hit film ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ – will be here in person, gracing the South Holland Centre stage. Tickets are £22.50.

All of the above events are on sale now at the Box Office 01775 764777 or online