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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...

Anita Dobson and Bernie Clifton head up Derngate pantomime

Two household names from the entertainment world are bringing Cinderella to Northampton this Christmas.Anita Dobson and Bernie Clifton are showbusiness legends.The cast gathered for the launch of the panto at Delapre Abbey and Dave Ikin took pictures.Royal and Derngate...

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...

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,...

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...

Avenue Q will shock you with what used to be shocking

If you fancy a quick situation report on how far we've come lately you could do worse than spending the evening on Avenue Q. If you are not aware of this 16-year-old Broadway hit that is still touring for adoring...

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...

One of the the most important plays I’ll watch this year

Tre Ventour reviews the Made In Northampton production Our Lady of Kibeho, staged for the first time in the UK at Royal & Derngate... Photos by Manuel Harlan Kibeho College, Rwanda, 1981: a young girl (Gabrielle Brooks) sparks scandal when she...
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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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