Behind the scenes with Defying Gravity in rehearsal

Defying Gravity comes to The Playhouse Theatre this October, and promises to push the limits of what community theatre is capable of.

We’ve been behind the scenes with the cast as they prepare for the performance, described as swinging “pendulum-like, between sadness and laughter, and from heartbreak to hope.”

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The play is based on the 1986 Challenger Space Shuttle disaster, and will feature one of Masque Theatre’s most dynamic and adventurous sets ever, thanks to the ingenious design of Director Megan Lucas (don’t forget to check out her Director’s Blog right here)

Defying Gravity runs at The Playhouse Theatre, Clare Street, Northampton from 16-20 October 2018. Tickets are £9 each (£8 concessions), and are available by calling 07783 531542 or visiting

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