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Make time for Mog – a purr-fect adventure at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate

Judith Kerr's forgetful cat brought to life by brilliant Wardrobe Ensemble in show for families which runs until June 19th Watching hundreds of kids engage with live theatre again was pretty sweet, as were my companions for the show. Alfred,...

Standing ovation as Hairspray the Musical rocks Royal and Derngate

Review: Hairspray. Royal and Derngate, Northampton (opening night January 31) I had never seen Hairspray before. Yes, I know, I know. It’s one of the most popular musicals in the world, an award-winning tour de force combining fantastic music and...

REVIEW – Turn again to the theatre with Dick Whittington at Northampton’s Derngate

As part of an arts scene audience starved of live interaction for just short of two years, it was almost pleasant to be in a chilly queue waiting for Covid protocols to be observed at Northampton's Derngate Theatre. I'd...

Northampton’s version of Blue/Orange makes one of the white characters black but is the power game just the same?

THE issues of class, race and the NHS couldn’t be more relevant to audiences today, tentatively returning to the theatre at the height of a pandemic-heightened mental health crisis. The original Blue/Orange stage play, by former journalist Joe Penhall, was...

Discover the emerging theatrical talent on our doorstep at Gen-Fest

Following the success of the on-line festivals in November 2020 and March this year, Royal & Derngate’s artist support programme Generate presents its third Gen-Fest, this time with a mix of on-line and in-person sessions. Dedicated to supporting emerging...

Royal & Derngate gets the Horne

The five-headed musical comedy band The Horne Section are heading to Northampton’s Royal & Derngate on Tuesday 9 November as part of their latest tour, entitled That’s How I Like My Tour.  Five outstanding musicians, one non-musical stand up. There...

Divina De Campo brings the glitz to Corby Cube’s Sleeping Beauty

Wakey, Wakey!  The Christmas show of your dreams is just around the corner and it’s a show not to be missed, as Ru Paul’s Drag Race favourite Divina De Campo leads the cast of Corby’s first ever drag pantomime...

Hydrocracker invites you to get into a new film and audio project

Members of the local community have the opportunity to be involved in a new film and audio project Who Cares? created by Hydrocracker, Royal & Derngate’s resident ensemble company. Recruitment workshops will be taking place on Saturday 16 October. Who...

Royal & Derngate’s Christmas campaign to bring theatre to disadvantaged young people

After what has been a very difficult year for many people, Royal & Derngate is delighted to relaunch its Unforgettable Gift appeal in collaboration with the Northamptonshire Community Foundation and Lamport Hall’s Sir Gyles Isham Trust.  With the generosity of...
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Northampton Pride 2022 in full swing with huge turnout in town centre

A sunny, fun-filled day for all showed Northampton at its best #NorthamptonPride22 Northampton did itself proud this weekend with...
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