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Curtain goes up on Festival of Culture with Rugby Theatre premiere

Updated: 4:34 pm, May 07, 2015

TWO weeks of music, dance, art, theatre, comedy, poetry, literature, walks, food and drink as the curtain lifts on the fourth Rugby Festival of Culture on Friday (June 27).

Various town centre locations will play host to more than 80 events, including an art trail, exhibitions, photography workshops, outdoor theatre, comedy performances, a public story chair, murder mystery evenings, a Proms concert, and live music until Sunday, July 13.

The festival will host the premiere of Rugby Theatre’s The Curse of the Mayfly will be staged on Sunday (June 29).

Written by Robert Sloan and directed by Bryan Jones, some of the familiar characters from last year’s Story in the Park are back for this brand new adventure as well as some new characters including a fun-loving Mayfly and a musical storyteller played by the You Tube sensation and Rugby girl Hollie Aires.

The story follows Barry the Beetle, Garry the Grasshopper and their friends Daddy Mouse and Maisy Mouse as they go on the greatest quest of their lives – a race against time to stop the curse of the Mayfly from spreading and to hopefully find a cure.

It will be staged for one day only with three performances on Sunday at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

Tickets cost £3 and £5 from the box office on 01788 541234 or online at rugbytheatre.co.uk.

A full guide is available from Rugby Visitor Centre or at www.rugbyfestivalofculture.co.uk.

The Duke’s Jetty take to the streets at last year’s festival.

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