What’s on around Leicestershire Part Two

What's on around Leicestershire Part Two

The second part to our definitive list of what is going on around Leicestershire and Rutland this Winter is here, including comedy, music and theatre. 

Leicester Comedy Festival

8th-26th February

@Various Locations


Leicester Comedy Festival returns to the city in February from the 8th-26th featuring over 770 events across 19 days. This year’s comedy festival has reinvented itself as the official comedy party of the UK, with their mission statement simply being to get the UK laughing again. Highlights include Jimmy Carr, Sarah Millican and Sue Perkins.

The Wedding Singer


10th-18th February


Be prepared to be plunged straight into the eighties with big hair, big voices and big dance moves! Inspired by the Adam Sandler hit film, the play features X factor’s Ray Quinn and Cassie Compton as well as a few other well-known names. So, if you’re in the mood for dancing and romancing then this is the play for you!

Jimmy Carr: The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour

@De Montfort Hall


10th February

Jimmy Carr is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for his ultimate comedy show yet. His new tour is set to distil everything that we love to laugh at and be shocked by. You can hear all of his greatest jokes and comedy moments in one spectacular, knock the socks off evening.

Sue Perkins: Spectacles Live!

@De Montfort Hall


18th February

Following her memoir, Spectacles Sue Perkins is carrying on her current tour, heading to Leicester’s De Montfort Hall as part of Leicester’s Comedy Festival. If you haven’t yet adapted to no longer going to see Sue on GBBO, then here’s your chance to see her in person. Expect untold stories and lots of laughs.

James Arthur

@De Montfort Hall

14th March


James Arthur will be heading on a 14 date UK tour in March, heading to Leicester’s De Montfort Hall. The tour is in support of his new album, Back From The Edge, featuring the hit single Say You Won’t Let Go. Speaking of the tour James said “It’s amazing to finally get out there and perform this new album to not only my loyal and patient fanbase, but also hopefully some new fans as well. I promise to bring some serious energy to this stage for you all”.

 British Pie Awards

@Melton Mowbray

18th March

The British Pie Awards has become an institution for pastry-connoisseurs country-wide. The annual event sees hundreds of pie-makers gather for a celebration and competition of this British culinary favourite. Held each year in Melton Mowbray, they are lucky enough to have a selection of the most knowledgeable figures in the industry on-hand presiding over the day’s proceedings.

Fantastic Mr Fox


3rd-9th April


Based on Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox, the new production of the classic book comes to life on stage heading to the Curve in April. Guaranteed to be a bundle of family and fun for all ages the witty story will be a stunning stage spectacle. Directed by Maria Aberg (As You Like It, Royal Shakespeare Company) and designed by Tom Scutt (A Number, Nuffield and Young Vic),

The Full Monty

@De Montfort Hall

6th– 11th March


Based on the smash hit film and adapted for stage by Simon Beaufoy, The Full Monty is heading to De Montfort Hall for five nights of laughs and NSFW content. The production stars Gary Lucy, Joe Absolom, Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Chris Fountain, Kai Owen and a cast of fourteen. Most recently the tour has been voted the best touring production by the UK Theatre Awards, so it is definitely worth a watch.

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