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WHAT’S HOT: Week Beginning Monday 29th September 2014

Ambition is the theme that runs through the heart of this week’s picks of theatre from up and down the UK &Ireland. From revivals of well known classics, to regional and UK premieres. Just what makes you have the drive and passion to push you forward? What desires do you secretly harbor and what would it take for them to ...

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One Man, Two Guvnors – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Writer: Richard Bean Director &Choreographer: Adam Penford Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer Based on Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters, Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors is pantomime for adults, with plenty of farce, slapstick, confusion, and laugh out loud comedy that’ll have you exiting the theatre with a huge grin on your face and a new appreciation for over the ...

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Fiddler On The Roof – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Book: Joseph Stein Music: Jerry Bock Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick Director and Choreographer: Craig Revel Horwood Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer Craig Revel Horwood may be best known for his sassy bluntness on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, but as director of the current revival of Fiddler On The Roof he has helped to create a heartfelt, warm, and moving production that earned a ...

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Beyond the Barricade – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Devised by: Andy Reiss &David Fawcett Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer Celebrating their 15th year of touring the UK and mainland Europe, Beyond the Barricade spent one night at the Royal &Derngate, allowing the people of Northampton and beyond the chance to revel in some of the best of musical theatre tunes. This show is a fantastic amalgamation of songs, including those ...

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The Moscow City Ballet, Swan Lake – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Music: Tchaikovsky Artistic Director: Ludmila Nerubashenko Reviewer: Rosella Barnes The Moscow City Ballet truly excel themselves with this stunning performance of Swan Lake. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, now under the dedicated eye of Ludmila Nerubashenko, Moscow City Ballet’s distinctive style of Russian classical ballet can’t help but please everyone in the audience. With the unmistakable score by Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part II

In our second instalment of our 2014 previews our regional editors in Scotland, Central and South West talk us through the productions that are getting them excited throughout the year. SCOTLAND: Lauren Humphries The temperature is falling, the urge to hibernate is strong but 2014 promises to be a knockout year in Scottish theatre. You’d be forgiven for thinking that ...

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Sleeping Beauty – Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton

Writer: Jon Conway Director: Sam Kane Reviewer: Sue Dixon The ingredients of a traditional pantomime have surely got to include a recognisable plot, songs to lift the spirits, jokes to groan at and a sense of involvement – i.e. audience participation of the rowdy kind. Husband and wife team Linda Lusardi and Sam Kane along with a talented cast bring ...

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NEWS: Royal & Derngate announces its Made in Northampton 2014 season

Only about an hour from London via London Euston, Northampton’s Royal &Derngate has an enviable reputation in producing new and exciting theatrical events. Building on that success, new Artistic Director James Dacre has announced details of his first Made In Northampton season, bringing together some of the country’s most brilliant theatre-makers, from playwrights and composers to puppeteers, photojournalists and rock ...

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