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The Oakham Festival includes the acclaimed Faulty Towers Dining Experience
The Oakham Festival includes the acclaimed Faulty Towers Dining Experience

The line up of entertainment at this year’s Oakham Festival is once again bursting with top acts and shows.

The festival, which has been extended this year to include more acts, runs from June 26 until July 1.

One of the festival’s organisers Michelle Begy, said they had an exciting list of shows and events that included a Fawlty Towers Dining Experience, performance by the Oakham School Chamber Choir, sing-a-long with The Greatest Showman and a performance by rising stars, the Ayoub Sisters.

“We made the show slightly longer this year as it allowed us to put on more acts,” said Michelle.

“We have such a great line up and everything is in place and preparations are going well for what promises to be another fantastic festival.”

Since its inception in 1989, the Oakham Festival has been celebrating and promoting the arts including music, theatre, dance and comedy.

This year’s festival starts off with a Faulty Towers Dining Experience on June 26.

The immersive theatre show is 70 per cent improvised and has won critical acclaim internationally.

Taking place at Victoria Hall, guests are served a three-course meal by Basil, Sybil and Manuel and audiences are promised plenty of laughs and interaction.

On June 28, a special screening of The Greatest Showman will take place at Oakham Castle allowing audiences to sing-a-long to the hit musical starring Hugh Jackman.

“We’re disappointed that Mamma Mia was pulled at the last minute, but in The Greatest Showman we have a fantastic replacement,” said Michelle, who warned that tickets were now limited.

An act expected to draw the crowds is the Scottish-Egyptian sisters Sarah and Laura Ayoub.

Their concert, which takes place on July 31, will include both classical and pop music.

“We’re very excited to have them at the festival,” said Michelle.

“Come and support us over the six days,” said Michelle. “We need as much support as possible from the public to ensure we can keep staging the festival each year.”

For a full list of events, venues and details on where to book tickets, visit: www.oakhamfestival.co.uk

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