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New season of shows at South Holland Centre, Spalding

After another brilliant pantomime season, which saw more than 10,000 people enjoying the festive fun, we’ve leapt straight into our new season of movies, broadcast screenings and live shows.

Tomorrow’s broadcast of Rogers and Hammerstein’s The King and I is now sold out but there is still time to secure tickets to see Mark Gatiss as a King losing a grip on his mind in Alan Bennett’s epic The Madness of George III on Wednesday January 16.

More theatre is on offer from National Theatre Live in David Hare’s explosive new political play I’m Not Running on Thursday January 31. Meanwhile, opera fans can relish a live screening of Verdi’s tragic opera La Traviata on Wednesday January 30.

If it's movies you’re after, Emily Blunt floats down in Mary Poppins Returns, certificate U, from Friday January 25, with a star-studded cast also including Ben Whishaw, Meryl Streep and Dick Van Dyke.

But before then, we’re screening Mike Leigh’s gritty portrayal of the events surrounding the 1819 massacre in Peterloo, certificate 12A, today at 2pm and Thursday at 6.30pm, while JK Rowling’s magical sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald, certificate 12A, screens tonight in 3D at 7.30pm, with 2D screenings tomorrow and Thursday at 2pm.

Then, from Friday January 11, Ralph and Vanellope embark on another adventure in Ralph Breaks the Internet, certificate PG, and Stieg Larsson’s vigilante hacker Lisbeth Salander returns to the big screen in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, certificate 15. At the end of the month, Robert Redford stars in reportedly his final movie, The Old Man the Gun, certificate 12A, and the sumptuous period drama starring Judi Dench, Tulip Fever, certificate 15, is set against the backdrop of Amsterdam’s 17th century tulip mania.

Meanwhile, the much anticipated Los Pacaminos concert featuring Paul Young comes to the main stage this Saturday evening, January 12, at 8pm. Paul was catapulted to fame in the '80s with his number one smash hit Wherever I Lay My Hat and subsequently enjoyed a string of hits and collaborations.

In 1992, he went in a different direction, forming seven-piece Tex Mex band Los Pacaminos, who are cited as one of the UK’s most popular live touring bands, playing to packed hours wherever they go. Their repertoire draws on the likes of Ry Cooder, Los Lobos and Roy Orbison and their concerts are full of fun and banter - highly recommended.


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