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Theatre

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...

Now you can support Royal & Derngate by owning Made In Northampton music

Working with record company Atlantic Screen Music, Northampton’s Royal & Derngate have released a charity compilation album, Incidental: Music for the Stage, to raise funds for the theatre as it recovers from the effects of the pandemic. The album,...

Take a deep dive into new dramas created in Northampton

Royal & Derngate today announces four further productions to complete its 2021/22 Made in Northampton season. A new production of Joe Penhall’s biting contemporary satire Blue/Orange is brought to the stage this autumn by the producing team behind Ralph...

Who do you want to be laughing at next week?

A great run of comedy gigs continues at Royal & Derngate with another week of top performances kicked off by David Baddiel on Monday 27 September, Geoff Norcott on Tuesday 28 September, Jonathan Pie on Friday 1 October, and...
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