On Stage Northants is a website dedicated to the support and promotion of theatre, comedy and film projects across Northampton

With reviews, interviews, features and news from around the county, On Stage Northants strives to sing the praises of all avenues of performance, from Am Dram to Touring Theatre, Open-Mic to the stage at the Royal, and all local film.

If you would be interested in getting your show reviewed, or think you have a story we’d be interested in, please get in touch!

The Team

Founder and Managing Editor – Becki Cockcroft  becki@onstagenorthants.co.uk

Becki has always loved theatre and film, studying both at college – where she got to play Hermia and Puck in the same production of  A Midsummer Nights’ Dream (talk about multi-tasking). She spent the best part of the last decade working for one of the largest theatres in Birmingham, as well as the occasional freelance photography work for various theatrical productions and even a gardening show for channel 5. When she moved to Northampton at the end of 2016 Becki rediscovered her love of being on the stage by joining Duston Players to “make friends”; she ended up being cast in their production of “The House of Fog” and is now their Marketing Manager. Becki is also the Founder and Editor of On Stage Northants – you can read about her reasons for starting the website here.

You can find her tweeting about absolute nonsense @beckicockcroft

In her spare time she is also a Parenting Blogger, ranting about her life as a mum of one tiny overlord, at The Mum From Brum.

Contributing Writer – Benji Dotan benji@onstagenorthants.co.uk

Benji Dotan is a professional actor by day and night and all things behind the scenes in the minutes in between leading to many late nights and groggy mornings. A creative insomniac at heart, Benji enjoys developing and innovating ideas that bring a uniqueness to any project. 

Benji graduated from the University of Northampton in 2009 with a degree in Performing Arts and has worked alongside and for various local creative companies such as Lumen Arty Ltd, Hot Lobster, Shires Rep and RJDM Studios. He started out on the amateur platform with shows at the Masque, Playhouse, Moulton, Derngate and Hardingstone players. Benji eventually got himself an agent and threw himself into the often intermittent and scary world of professional acting. He frequently wonders why he chose this profession, then, when he attempts a week at being “normal”, he realises why
Benji is also a lawyer, a chef, a gangster, a computer hacker, an assassin and an idiot. (As evidenced in his acting showreel). 

Contributing Writer – Kevin Evans

Kevin, when not trying to be self-employed, is most likely to be found in one of two places: the theatre or running somewhere. Since March 2014 he has made it his mission to see more theatre locally than anyone else, and in an attempt to prove it, he also tried to review it all as well as A Small Mind at the Theatre. He has probably been successful.

Since autumn 2016 he has also been responsible for press and publicity at The Playhouse Theatre, Northampton.

He is here on Twitter @asmallmind, Facebook and online at http://asmallmindatthetheatre.blogspot.co.uk, and if you are currently in a theatre, he is most likely behind you, right now in the stalls. However please put away your phone the show is about to begin…


Contributing Writer – Chris Lynch chris@onstagenorthants.co.uk

Chris Lynch is the Artistic Director of C&D Productions, a Northants based theatre company formed in 2014 in Kettering, that has to date performed 20 productions, including professional plays at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016 and the Brighton and Camden Fringes in 2015 and 2014 respectively.

Chris is an avid supporter of local and regional theatre, working with groups across the East Midlands since 2011. He has directed 16 theatre shows and had performed in over 25 productions prior to starting C&D. Aside from directing, he has also launched ‘Future-Proof’, a work experience scheme aimed at providing valuable experience within the local theatre industry, and ‘New Voices’, a platform to promote original writing.

Anyone interested in getting involved with the theatre company or one of its schemes can email Chris through chris@cd-productions.co.uk or via the website www.cd-productions.co.uk Chris can be found on Twitter @CD_Productions1 and on Facebook www.facebook.com/CDProductions.theatre If you’re an actor, director or creative then he’s pleased to hear from you and is always open to offers to direct theatre locally.

What We Offer


Online and Social Media Promotion of Events

Photographic Services

Interviews with Local Practitioners and Creatives

Features for local groups and productions

Show Reviews