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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...

Dick Whittington strides into Northampton’s Royal & Derngate this festive season

Described by the cast as ‘uplifting, family-friendly fun’, this year’s highly-anticipated Christmas pantomime promises to be a showstopper. Dick Whittington is a rags-to-riches tale and follows the life of poor merchant Dick, who heads to London to seek fame and...

Drinkers, thinkers and divas ripping it up for your entertainment

A bit of stardust, a bit of glitter and a lot of gin - it's difficult to argue that there won't be something worth watching out of a recipe like that. This is the current flavour of entertainment on offer...

Can you handle an Othello for the world we live in now?

Following Laurence Olivier, Adrian Lester, and the first Black British actor to play Othello, David Harewood – Francesca Amewudah-Rivers joins the number of actors that have played the character since his conception in the early 17th century. Directed by Miranda...

Our leaders telling porkies? This must be Animal Farm…

The boar Old Major gathers Manor Farm’s animals for a meeting, speaking of a dream he had where animals live together in unison and harmony free from the oppression of humanity. Telling them of song named ‘Beasts of England’,...

Your theatre is back with two new Made In Northampton productions

The first plays to take to the stage at Royal & Derngate this spring will be two co-productions with the National Youth Theatre (NYT). Animal Farm runs from Monday 17 to Saturday 22 May, followed by Othello from Tuesday...

New musicals to premiere at Royal & Derngate

Royal & Derngate Northampton today (Thursday December 7) announces that it will premiere a season of original musical theatre as part of its upcoming Made in Northampton 2021 season.  As the culmination of a three-year project which has seen Royal...

How you can help Royal & Derngate recover from Covid-19

It would be a bitter pill to swallow if once we are allowed to go places there is nowhere to go. The Royal & Derngate this week launched an appeal for donations to help it get back on its feet...

Pippi is a ray of much-needed sunshine at Christmas

Review: Pippi Longstocking at Royal and Derngate, Northampton Let's not beat around the Christmas tree - you should go and see Pippi Longstocking at Northampton's Royal & Derngate as a panacea to the bleak midwinter - my face ached from...
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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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