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Cyrano de Bergerac – Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Writer: Edmond Rostand, translated by Anthony Burgess Director: Lorne Campbell Reviewer: George Attwell Gerhards Royal and Derngate Northampton opens its ‘Made in Northampton 2015’ season with a collaboration with Northern Stage, and it’s the latter’s Artistic Director Lorne Campbell who is at the helm for this exciting production of Cyrano de Bergerac, ‘based’ on the 1970 translation by Anthony Burgess. ...

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The Secret Adversary – The Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Director: Sarah Punshon Writer: Agatha Christie Reviewer: Natasha Hegarty In celebration of Agatha Christie’s 125th anniversary, The Secret Adversary is embarking on a UK tour. The story was Christie’s second work, published in 1922 and the first of five stories featuring the adventures of Tuppence and Tommy. Adapted by Johann Hari and Sarah Punshon, this adaptation is a successful mystery, ...

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NEWS: Royal & Derngate launch Made In Northampton 2015

Northampton’s Royal &Derngate has today announced details of its Made in Northampton 2015 season. The season will launch with a co-production with Northern Stage of Anthony Burgess’ translation of Cyrano De Bergerac, directed by Northen Stage Artistic Director Lorne Campbell. In the 800th anniversary year of the Magna Carter, Royal and Derngate Artistic Director James Dacre will direct Shakespeare’s King ...

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The Full Monty – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Writer: Simon Beaufoy Director: Roger Haines Reviewer: Claire Going Men in underpants prancing about in a disused steel works - that’s an image that stays with you. This spectacle, however, is not as unpleasant as it might sound, but is really a fun and endearing scene. Simon Beaufoy has adapted his 1997 hit film for the stage and there is ...

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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: James Dacre Reviewer: Kevin Evans First performed in 1955 and prestigious winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, is widely regarded as Tennessee Williams’ finest play; indeed many might say it is one of the best of the 20th Century. It tells the story of the strife within a Mississippi ...

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Richard Alston Dance Company – Royal & Derngate, Northampton.

  Reviewer: Natasha Hegarty Richard Alston’s classic-contemporary style, using music as driving force for movement in his choreography, is always exciting to watch. As one of the UK’s most celebrated choreographers, he began his career training at London School of Contemporary Dance and finally in 1994 he took up residency at The Place where he formed Richard Alston Dance Company. ...

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New Jersey Nights – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Director/Choreographer: Emma Rogers Musical Director: Matt Randall Reviewer: Kevin Evans Since its inception on Broadway in 2005 and subsequent tours across the world, the musical Jersey Boys has popularised the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons for a very new generation and refreshed it for the old. As an effect of this New Jersey Nights has been born. ...

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The ELO Experience – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Reviewer: Kevin Evans Tribute groups and performers can be dangerous territory. For every quality one, you could fill the rest of your fingers and toes with those that, let’s say, are not of such quality. Therefore trepidation is always likely to be lurking when seeing any for the first time. During the seventies and into the eighties, Birmingham-formed group the ...

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