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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Humour

Avenue Q is back in town

The hilarious puppet musical that brought you songs such as The Internet is for Porn and Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist returns to Royal & Derngate on February 18. Following five years in the West End, sell-out runs worldwide and...

New Writers Nights: How to make a happening happen

A study commissioned by an online casino in March last year revealed the top 10 topics for conversations in pubs, writes Dan McGarry. For those of you that remember the iconic scene in Trainspotting; “Whet are yous talken...

James Acaster is back in town

The NN Cafe has come back to life in Northampton's Guildhall Road and James Acaster, who usually treats his home county to a few intimate Christmas gigs, is bringing the treat forward performing there this weekend. The show is called...

Skegvegas taught me how to put on a show

Northampton bluesman Eric Whitehouse shares his memories of seaside holidays and what a summer in Skegvegas taught him about showbusiness... Recently, my lovely Annie and I took a nostalgic limp down Memory Lane to revisit, for a few days, a...

The lure of life on the open road

'Uncle' Eric Whitehouse has fronted many local blues combos but he also has an ear for a story... On the back of the CD, there’s a small picture of a guy sitting on the tailgate of a Transit type van,...

A class act: what Dodd did and didn’t do

Andy Shaw recalls working with a showbiz legend... More than several, but fewer than many years ago, I harboured an aspiration to be ‘The World’s Greatest Drummer’. Inspired by growing up in household filled with musicians, the clincher was an...

Civil disobedience broadened my horizons

Eric Whitehouse recalls what it was like staging a demonstration in Northampton... I’ve always taken an interest in what schools now call ‘current affairs’, believing that it was a citizen’s duty to be aware of what was going on in...

Oh Frig I’m 50: Richard Herring is wiser whether he likes it or not

Review: Richard Herring at Royal Theatre, Northampton Richard Herring kicked off the current leg of his Oh Frig I'm 50 tour in the Royal Theatre, Northampton with a warm and funny show about the humiliation of aging. Herring - who you...

Aladdin reviewed: like the lamp – magical after a polish

Richard Beeby reviews Aladdin, the Derngate panto at Royal & Derngate, our review of the Royal Christmas show Jungle Book is here... The tag line on the front page to this year's festive panto offering at the Royal & Derngate...

Christmas – it all feels way too normal now

So when did Christmas become Christmas day? What I mean is, at what point did Christmas become all about Christmas Day, writes Barney Felce of The Pomfret Arms. As far as I remember it used to begin around about a...
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