Brand new musical co-production comes to Northampton this November

Royal & Derngate, Northampton, and New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, have announced their co-production of a new musical. The Season, by 2018 Stiles + Drewe Mentorship Award winners, Jim Barne and Kit Buchan, comes to Northampton and Ipswich in November. It’s Christmas Eve and Dougal has travelled from Northampton to New Continue Reading

Peter Pan, Review | Royal & Derngate, Northampton

It’s time to head to the second star on the right and straight on ’til morning as Royal & Derngate are taking audiences to Neverland in their uplifting, hilarious and magical pantomime of Peter Pan – the classic tale of the boy who never grew up, his adventures with Wendy, Continue Reading

Drop everything – The Full Monty heads to Derngate this January

The hit stage adaptation of The Full Monty, which won the 2013 UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production, returns to Royal & Derngate, Northampton, from Tuesday 15 to Saturday 19 January. In 1997, a British film about six out-of-work Sheffield steelworkers with nothing to lose took the world by Continue Reading

The Worst Witch, Review | Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Before there was Harry Potter, there was Mildred Hubble – this Christmas, The Worst Witch takes over Northampton’s Royal theatre. I was a kid when the first Worst Witches books by Jill Murphy came out and to say they cast a spell on my imagination would be an understatement. So Continue Reading

Rain Man, Review | Royal and Derngate, Northampton

The 1988 comedy-drama film has been adapted for the stage in this inaugural production by The Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company. Rain Man tells the story of two brothers – Charlie, a car imports guy with the gift of the gab, and his before unknown older brother, Raymond, an Continue Reading

Royal & Derngate announce the arrival of Rain Man

The Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company presents their inaugural production: Rain Man. It heads into Royal & Derngate from 19 November 2018. Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey, The Catherine Tate Show) stars as Raymond Babbit opposite Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey, Wolf Hall) as Charlie Babbit. Rain Man opened at Continue Reading

Caroline’s Kitchen heads to Northampton before New York

Torben Betts’ biting comedy comes to Northampton’s Royal & Derngate from Monday 11 to Saturday 16 February 2019. Caroline Mortimer, the nation’s favourite TV cook, has it all: a sparkling career, a big house in fashionable North London, a (golf) loving husband, smart kids and the best kitchen money can Continue Reading

West Side Story, NMTC, Review | Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Northampton Musical Theatre Company present the timeless musical at Royal & Derngate until Saturday 27 October 2018 West Side Story is one of those musicals that evokes fond memories for many theatre lovers. As I sat down in the almost full auditorium, the elderly gentleman next to me regaled me Continue Reading

Interview with… Adam Meggido from The Showstoppers

The critically acclaimed improvisational frontrunner Showstopper! – The Improvised Musical are out on tour, heading into Royal & Derngate on Thursday 25 October. No two nights are ever the same as The Showstoppers take audience suggestions and then spin a brand new comedy musical out of thin air – stories, Continue Reading