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Cinderella is a shoe in for your big panto fun

There are some clear stand out moments in the big Derngate panto in Northampton this Christmas. You've got Anita Dobson leading the cast in a rendition of Queen's Don't Stop Me Now, even miming the guitar solo her real...

Northamptonshire’s Richard III was the victim of a French coup

My first encounter with the author of Richard III and the Battle of Bosworth now seems like it took place in another era of history. Many years ago I was news editor of the Northampton Chronicle & Echo and I...

Get inside the lives of the Last of the Pelican Daughters

The very brilliant young company Wardrobe Ensemble bring their latest production for pre-Edinburgh previews at Northampton this week, and I implore you to go if you can get tickets tonight (July 26). If not, they're back in March. The Last...

Are you a papal person?

As part of its Made in Northampton season, Royal & Derngate Northampton is staging a world premiere of The Pope, which runs on the Royal stage until Saturday 22 June, Karin Johnstone reviews it here We see an elderly Bavarian...

Bill’s may be a chain but a good shopping hideout

We usually give priority on our eating out experiences in NQ to independent outlets who, like our humble selves, are battling against the bigger chaps with their deeper, corporate pockets. But after a couple of visits to Bill’s at...

Your best Bette is a real superstar

Lena Davis has been a music producer, writer and Personal Manager; a photographer and journalist and, over thirty years ago, got together with Caroline Scattergood to create the Caring & Sharing Trust to bring music, hope and love into...

Tap and Kitchen’s an odd modern mixture

WE needed an excuse to move further afield from the county town to discover more of Northamptonshire’s culinary hot-spots. When the in-laws decided, well in advance of their dotage, to move to Norfolk, a suitable meeting point for...

The original Tricky Dicky

When it comes to character studies, one of the finest ever written is Shakespeare’s Richard III. Following Benedict Cumberbatch (The Hollow Crown) and Aneurin Barnard (The White Queen), seeing this character at the Royal & Derngate just oozes brilliance,...

Mother lovin’ noodles

Let me show you what mountain bikers eat, I said to my daughter as we pootled around Northampton on our bikes at the weekend. That's how we ended up at Mothers Wok and Sushi because it is pretty much directly...

Why you can now believe in Ghosts

What a night of degenerate filth. It was quite superb. The new Made in Northampton production at the Royal Theatre in Northampton is Ibsen's Ghosts. It's first performance in Victorian London provoked extraordinary criticism. It was not even a...
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Winners revealed at Northants Film Festival (the East Midlands Oscars)

The third Northampton Film Festival rounded off a week of events last night with an awards ceremony at Sixfields...
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