Northampton’s Deco Theature is building on its flourishing reputation as a popular entertainment venue, by launching a series of drama and comedy productions later this year.
The ‘Drama at the Deco’ series will be starting on Thursday, June 14, with the award-winning production Scaramouche Jones, which has won rave reviews all over the country.
Having established itself over 10 years for its acclaimed, and more recently sold out, Christmas Pantos, and for its musical entertainment – from hosting legends such as Martha Reeves and the Real Thing, to outstanding tribute acts – putting on drama is, according to management of the Abington Square based theatre, ‘natural progress’.
“As The Deco has grown, in terms of awareness and the popularity of the shows we put on, we have been looking to offer even more choice,” said House Manager of The Deco Theatre, Jill Roach. “We are now looking to put on some great drama and comedy productions, which, for us, seemed the next logical step.”
The Deco has teamed up with Northampton based, award-winning White Cobra Productions to put on a season of ‘Drama at the Deco’ later this year. White Cobra impressed Deco management last year with their hilarious stage production of the iconic BBC sit-com, ‘Hi De Hi’.
“It’s terrific that we share with The Deco management a passion to provide top quality live entertainment at affordable prices,” said Richard Jordan, company director of White Cobra Productions. “Often families find it difficult to afford a trip to the theatre, and we want everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy the experience.
“We will be putting on a wide range of shows, and making sure there’ll be something to appeal to all tastes,” he said. “Our productions will be sensibly priced because we are passionate about encouraging theatre for all.”
‘Scaramouche Jones’ launches the ‘Drama at the Deco’ series on Thursday, June 14. It is a production whose multitude of awards include the top prize at the British All-Winners Drama Festival last year. Dates for other productions are still being finalised, and will be announced shortly,
Said Jill Roach: “This is a fabulous production for us to launch with: ‘Scaramouche Jones’ is an amazing production, and this will be a great chance for local people to see a show which that has wowed audiences wherever it’s been performed throughout the country.”
For tickets for Scaramouche Jones, book online or call the Box Office on 01604 491005.