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WHAT’S ON SUMMER 2019

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Are you… A theatre enthusiast keen to delve behind the scenes? Join our Post-Show Natter discussion group, post-show Q&As or Backstage Tours, listed on page 57.

Aged 16-25?

Regularly seeing shows and looking to make great savings? Turn the page for our Drama and Orchestral Season Tickets, with savings of up to 35%.

Make the most of free and discounted tickets as part of our Real Discounts scheme – just sign up at our Box Office. You can also see any film at our Northampton Filmhouse for just £5 (Mon‑Thu screenings*).

Interested in volunteering? There are great opportunities to help our busy front of house team look after our audiences. Contact our Customer Experience Manager, lorna.dawson@namtrust.co.uk to find out more.

A parent or carer, wanting to introduce your child to theatre? You’ll find a range of popular family shows for all ages throughout this brochure. We also offer holiday activities and youth theatre groups. See pages 56-59.

Bringing a group of six or more to see a show? We offer great savings for groups of 6+ to see most of our shows. Simply call our dedicated groups line on 01604 620066 to book.

A local artist, looking to collaboratively develop your work?

Our Generate scheme looks to support local artists through workshops, residencies, showcases, masterclasses and advice surgeries. See page 57.

Interested in singing? Consider joining Royal & Derngate Community Choir, or signing up to our new group Singing 4 Pleasure which is open to all and a great way to meet new people. See page 57.

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WELCOME TO SUMMER 2019 HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

THE LONG WALK BACK

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BALLET BLACK

p38

WED 17 APRIL

GHOSTS

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FRI 19 APRIL – SAT 11 MAY

SAT 13 APRIL

WET WET WET

p40

ROCK OF AGES

p11

TUE 7 – SAT 11 MAY

THU 2 MAY

SCREAMING BLUE MURDER

p42

FRI 10 MAY + VARIOUS DATES

BILL BAILEY

p42

SUN 12 MAY

BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET

p14

RICHARD III

p12

TUE 14 – SAT 25 MAY

TUE 14 & WED 15 MAY

RPO MUSIC & NATURE

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MATTHEW BOURNE

p16

TUE 28 MAY – SAT 1 JUNE

THE POPE

p18

SAT 8 – SAT 22 JUNE

SAT 18 MAY

DIRTY DANCING MON 10 – SAT 15 JUNE

p15

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM FRI 12 – SUN 14 JULY

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A PLAY ABOUT GROWING UP. WITH FOOD.

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EDMOND DE BERGERAC TUE 9 – SAT 13 APRIL

GHOSTS

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THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN MON 22 – SAT 27 APRIL

RICHARD III

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THE POPE

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Get ready to meet the man behind the nose and discover the side-splitting comedy behind the celebrated story of Cyrano de Bergerac. It’s Paris, 1895. Edmond (Freddie Fox) is a struggling playwright with writer’s block. His last play was a flop. He’s down on his luck. Until he helps his best friend Leo woo a girl called Jeanne by writing romantic letters to her as if from him...

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...and has a brilliant idea for the plot of his brand new play, Cyrano De Bergerac. With the help of a celebrated actor called Coquelin (Henry Goodman), a theatrical legend called Sarah (Josie Lawrence), and a faded star called Maria (Chizzy Akudolu), Edmond starts writing again. But will he finish his masterpiece? Will the play be a hit? And will Jeanne ever discover that Leo’s love letters were really written by Edmond?

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“We’re possessed by the spirits of the dead – they’re no longer alive... but they’re moving deep inside ourselves - we can never free ourselves of them.”

Adapted by Mike Poulton

A gripping story of the consequences of secrets and lies in a new adaptation by Mike Poulton (A Tale Of Two Cities, Wolf Hall, Imperium).

Sound Designer & Composer Richard Hammarton

Constrained for years by societal expectations, widow Helen Alving is determined to escape the ghosts of her past but when her son Osvald returns home it is clear that some legacies are impossible to avoid. With secrets kept and lies told, the ghosts of her husband’s actions demand bigger sacrifices now than ever before.

Casting Consultant Siobhan Bracke

Director Lucy Bailey Designer Mike Britton Lighting Designer Oliver Fenwick

Dialect Martin McKellan

Ibsen’s masterpiece is a damning comment on the morality and hypocrisy of 19th century life and this searing new version asks if much has changed since it was written over 100 years ago. The production reunites Mike Poulton with director Lucy Bailey who has delighted Royal audiences with her productions of Gaslight and Love From A Stranger which was recently nominated for the UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production. The cast is led by Penny Downie and James Wilby, and also includes Declan Conlon, Pierro Niel-Mee and Eleanor McLoughlin. “DELIVERED WITH REAL TEXTURE AND CONVICTION, IT IS GRIPPING ENTERTAINMENT” THE TIMES ON LUCY BAILEY’S LOVE FROM A STRANGER “A SPARKLING MIKE POULTON SCRIPT ADAPTATION” WHATSONSTAGE ON A TALE OF TWO CITIES #GhostsThePlay

FRI 19 APRIL – SAT 11 MAY EVES 7.45PM (EXCL. WED 24 APRIL 7PM) THU & SAT MATINEES 2.30PM (EXCL. SAT 20 APRIL) TICKETS FROM £11 ROYAL

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Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she’s been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated.

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Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel – an international phenomenon selling over 20 million copies worldwide – and starring Samantha Womack (EastEnders, The Addams Family) and Oliver Farnworth (Hollyoaks, Coronation Street), this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment. “SAMANTHA WOMACK IS EXCEPTIONAL” DAILY ECHO

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ANTONY COSTA i s STACEE JAXX

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ZOE BIRKETT KEVIN KENNEDY LUCAS RUSH i s JUSTICE i s DENNIS i s LONNY DAN LOONEY, ADAM PAULDEN, JASON HAIGH-ELLERY, SELLADOOR WORLDWIDE AND GAVIN KALIN PRESENT

Featuring ‘80s hits including THE FINAL COUNTDOWN · HERE I GO AGAIN · NOTHIN’ BUT A GOOD TIME · I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS I WANNA ROCK · WE’RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT · WE BUILT THIS CITY AND MANY MORE... The smash-hit musical, Rock Of Ages, comes to Northampton for one week only. From boy-band to bad-boy, Blue’s Antony Costa rocks the role of Stacee Jaxx. He is playing alongside Kevin Kennedy, Zoe Birkett, Jodie Steele, Luke Walsh, Lucas Rush, Andrew Carthy, Vas Constanti and Rhiannon Chesterman in the ultimate ’80s rock ‘n’ roll musical.

Lose yourself in a city and a time where the dreams are as big as the hair. This hilarious musical comedy will have you singing and laughing along with its epic songs played loud and proud by an awesome live band. Contains serious rock ‘n’ roll debauchery. “YOU’LL BE IN ROCK HEAVEN” WHATS ON STAGE

TUE 7 – SAT 11 MAY EVES 7.30PM, WED & SAT MATINEES 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £19 DERNGATE

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“What do I fear? Myself?” After decades of civil war, the nation hangs in the balance. Enter Richard, Duke of Gloucester, to change the course of history. Richard was not born to be a king, but he’s set his sights on the crown. So begins his campaign of deceit, manipulation and violence – and he’s killing it. Yet, behind his ambition lies a murderous desire to be loved. Tom Mothersdale (The Glass Menagerie, Cleansed, John) plays Shakespeare’s iconic villain in a revelatory new production. Director John Haidar (Headlong Associate Artist) brings this classic East Midlands story to life on the Royal stage with design by Chiara Stephenson (Glengarry Glen Ross) lighting by Elliot Griggs (Wild Duck) and sound and composition by George Dennis (Brave New World).

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A Royal & Derngate, Headlong, Alexandra Palace and Bristol Old Vic with Oxford Playhouse production

Director John Haidar Designer Chiara Stephenson Lighting Designer Elliot Griggs Sound Designer George Dennis Movement Director Georgina Lamb Voice Coach Richard Ryder Fight Director Bret Yount Casting Director Sam Stevenson Associate Director Ali Pidsley

“SUPREME... AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF A PSYCHOPATH’S MENTAL BREAKDOWN” METRO #RichardIII

TUE 14 – SAT 25 MAY EVES 7.45PM (EXCL. WED 15 MAY 7PM) THU & SAT MATINEES 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £11 ROYAL

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“FROM TOP TO BOTTOM THIS IS A SERIOUSLY GOOD COMPANY” DAILY EXPRESS Birmingham Royal Ballet makes a welcome return with a family friendly programme danced to live music from the Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Classical ballet, spoken word and eye-catching physical theatre combine in a reimagining of Sergei Prokofiev’s classic Peter And The Wolf, with narration by poet Hollie McNish. Join our heroine, Peter, and her best friend, Bird, as their day out takes an unexpected turn.

Seasons In Our World, inspired by a poem by ballet-fan and Lord Lieutenant of Northampton, David Laing, explores the relationship between the cycle of the seasons and individual human lives and communities. Set to a new score from awardwinning composer Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian. “THIS IS A COMPANY IN EXUBERANT FORM” THE INDEPENDENT

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‘SURPASSES ALL PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS’ ®TM & © 2019 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved

NORTH WEST END, BLACKPOOL

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage is back, exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash-hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in

what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Don’t miss your chance to see this sensational new production featuring all the hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey! Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart-stopping (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.

MON 10 – SAT 15 JUNE MON-THU EVES 7.30PM, FRI 5PM & 8.30PM, SAT 3PM & 7.30PM TICKETS FROM £11 DERNGATE

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Imagine a time when love is forbidden...


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“BOURNE IS A MASTERLY STORYTELLER” New York Times

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo And Juliet is a passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic love story. Confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide, our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together.

company, with direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne, design by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score by Terry Davies, played live by the New Adventures Orchestra.

Bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne’s trademark storytelling, Northampton’s brightest young dance talent join the New Adventures

This new production of Romeo And Juliet joins the popular New Adventures repertoire which includes Swan Lake, Cinderella and The Red Shoes.

TUE 28 MAY – SAT 1 JUNE EVES 7.30PM, THU & SAT MATINEES 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £11 DERNGATE

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Six years ago Pope Benedict XVI stunned the world by quietly announcing he would resign, the first pope in 700 years to do so. What drove this arch-conservative to break with sacred tradition and cede the way for Cardinal Bergoglio – a tango-dancing, football-loving reformer with the common touch - to become Pope Francis, one of most powerful men on earth? Anton Lesser (Game Of Thrones, The Crown) plays Pope Benedict in this new play from Anthony McCarten, the 2019 Golden Globe and BAFTA-winning, and Oscar‑nominated writer of Bohemian Rhapsody, The Theory Of Everything and Darkest Hour. It reunites Artistic Director James Dacre with 2018 Tony Awardnominated designer Jonathan Fensom (Our Lady Of Kibeho, King John). Together, Pope Benedict and Cardinal Bergoglio grapple with their complex pasts and uncertain futures. From coming of age under dictatorships in Germany and Argentina, to the scandal of sexual abuse by the clergy – they offer two opposing visions for the Church today. Shining a light into one of the world’s most secretive institutions, The Pope is at once a candid portrayal of two men testing the limits of their faith and an exploration of the role of religion in an age of social and political upheaval. At its heart lies a timeless question: in moments of crisis, should we follow the rules or our conscience?

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A Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Anthology Theatre co‑production in association with Tara Finney Productions

Director James Dacre Designer Jonathan Fensom Lighting Designer Charles Balfour Casting Directors Annelie Powell CDG & Stuart Burt CDG

The inspiration for an upcoming major motion picture from Netflix, this startling new play receives its world premiere at Royal & Derngate. #ThePopePlay

SAT 8 – SAT 22 JUNE EVES 7.45PM (EXCL. WED 12 JUNE 7PM) THU & SAT MATINEES 2.30PM (EXCL. SAT 8 JUNE) TICKETS FROM £11 ROYAL

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01604 624811 COMMISSIONED BY THE EAST MIDLANDS SPLASH! CONSORTIUM LED BY THE MIGHTY CREATIVES, EXTRAORDINARY BODIES PRESENTS

Performed on the banks of the River Nene at the University of Northampton’s Waterside Campus, Splash! is a beautiful story following Flo, a young girl diving into a fearless journey of discovery. Immerse yourself in her mysterious underwater world as she meets new characters and faces new challenges, learning about growing up, family and independence along the way. Extraordinary Bodies, the UK’s leading professional, integrated circus company, bring this spectacular show to life with circus, puppetry, BSL and visual vernacular, creating a multi-sensory, accessible show for all the family to enjoy.

Splash! is written and directed by Billy Alwen and Jamie Beddard and co-written by Richard Headon, with Shirley Pegna as Composer, Will Datson as Set Designer, Laura Guthrie as Costume Designer, Georgina Shire as Prop Maker, Nikki Charlesworth as Puppetry Designer and Michael Fergie as Sound Designer. For more information on the project visit www.themightycreatives.com/our-work/splash. “ASKS JUST WHAT VALUE WE PLACE UPON DIFFERENCE AND EQUALITY IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD” IRISH TIMES ON EXTRAORDINARY BODIES’ WHAT AM I WORTH?

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A ROYAL & DERNGATE, NORTHAMPTON, THE WARDROBE ENSEMBLE AND COMPLICITÉ CO‑PRODUCTION

Zog © 2010 Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Published by Alison Green Books, an imprint of Scholastic Children’s Books

THE WARDROBE ENSEMBLE’S

In folklore, pelican mothers feed their young on their own blood. In 2019, four sisters are trying to divide their mother’s house between them. Joy wants a baby, Storm wants to be seen, Sage wants to be paid, Maia doesn’t want anyone to find out her secret and Granny’s in a wheelchair on day release. Mum’s presence still seeps through the ceiling and the floors. The Pelican Daughters are home for the last time.

Zog is eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school. He tries so very hard, perhaps too hard, and he bumps, burns and roars his way through years one, two and three. Luckily, the plucky Princess Pearl patches him up ready to face his biggest challenge yet… a duel with knight, Sir Gadabout the Great! Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved Zog comes to life in this magical adaptation by Mike Shepherd (Kneehigh) with Johnny Flynn’s sumptuous score and a fantastical design by Katie Sykes. Roaring fun for all ages.

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The Wardrobe Ensemble, creators of our acclaimed Education, Education, Education, use their trademark irreverent humour and lovable characters to tackle the idea of what it means for young people to grapple with inheritance, loss and justice in this comedy about four sisters trying to come to terms with their mother’s death. The show previews at Royal & Derngate in July ahead of performances at the Edinburgh Fringe, returning to Northampton in March 2020. Developed with Complicité: supporting the next generation of theatre makers. The Wardrobe Ensemble are part of the Royal & Derngate’s Resident Ensemble programme. In association with Bristol Old Vic.

“I WAS RIVETED BY THIS SHOW. SO WAS THE AUDIENCE” THE SPECTATOR ON EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION

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INSPIRING AND SUPPORTING THE CREATION OF NEW MUSICALS AND OPERAS

Join us for a brand new opera for 12 to 24 month olds, from the composer of Scottish Opera’s internationally acclaimed opera for babies, BambinO. A little fox is sent on an adventure to explore the world and learn to see through the eyes of other creatures. Stretched out in the sun as a cat, soaring in the sky as a butterfly... it’s fun to be someone else. But, as Mother Vixen guides her cub’s journey from the shadows, will the little one discover what it takes to become an excellent fox? Set in a woodland world where anything can happen, and performed by two singers, a cellist and a percussionist, this engaging mix of music and puppetry provides an interactive experience for young children and their adults to enjoy together. In Royal & Derngate’s first collaboration

with Scottish Opera, acclaimed composer Lliam Paterson has joined forces with director Roxana Haines and designers Giuseppe Belli and Emma Belli to create a show that is full of imagination – a magical journey of discovery for those taking their first small steps into the big wide world. If you have enjoyed our magical Underground Christmas shows, why not give this a try? “A PERFECT PIECE FOR THE YOUNGEST AUDIENCE” SUNDAY HERALD ON BAMBINO HHHHH THE HERALD HHHHH THE OBSERVER ON BAMBINO Supported by Scottish Opera’s Education Angels & New Commissions Circle Supported using public funding by Arts Council England Running time approx. 45 mins

TUE 27 AUGUST – SUN 1 SEPTEMBER TUE 2PM, WED – SUN 11AM & 2PM TICKETS FROM Adult £10, Adult & Child £15, Child £6 UNDERGROUND

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ONE LEGEND! ONE STAGE! ONE INCREDIBLE SHOW! THE WORLD’S MOST SUCCESSFUL

ROCK & ROLL MUSICAL!

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TERRIFIC YEARS! This sensational, multi-award-winning West End show first opened in 1989 and has been thrilling audiences around the world ever since. Now it triu mphantly returns to Northampton as part of its landmark 30th Anniversary Tour. Forget feel good, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story is feel great! Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a cast of phenomenally talented actors and musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story, from

his meteoric rise to fame, to his final legendary performance at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. Featuring two terrific hours of the greatest songs ever written, including That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Rave On, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, Johnny B. Goode, Raining In My Heart, Everyday, Shout and many, many more, this show is just Peggy Sue-perb! Book now for the most successful rock ‘n’ roll musical of all time. “JOYOUS! I LOVE THIS SHOW” SUNDAY EXPRESS

MON 9 – SAT 14 SEPTEMBER EVES 7.30PM, WED & SAT MATINEES 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £11 DERNGATE

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“People don’t care nothing about you ’til you dead.”

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A Royal & Derngate, Northampton and English Touring Theatre co‑production

There’s a controversial new president in the White House, and racial tensions are on the rise. It is Pittsburgh, 1969, and the regulars of Memphis Lee’s restaurant are struggling to cope with the turbulence of a rapidly changing world. The diner is in threat of being torn down, a casualty of the city’s renovation project that is sweeping away the buildings of a community, but not its spirit. The iconic American playwright August Wilson paints a vivid portrait of everyday lives in this defining moment of American history. When Two Trains Running opened on Broadway in 1992, its legendary premiere won Tony and Drama Desk Awards. Directed by the 2018 winner of the RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award, Nancy Medina, this major revival will introduce this Pulitzer Prize shortlisted modern classic to UK-wide audiences for the first time.

Director Nancy Medina Casting Director Polly Jerrold

“A RICH SOCIETAL PORTRAIT... BIG THEMES THROUGH SMALL DETAILS” NEW YORK TIMES #TwoTrains19

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A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. Join the millions of theatre goers worldwide who have experienced “The most brilliantly

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effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter” (Daily Telegraph). Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. This gripping production, directed by Robin Herford, is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.

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Richard Alston has played a major role in the world of contemporary dance for over 50 years, developing a unique and distinct dance language, shaping the art form in this country and creating an international reputation for the Richard Alston Dance Company. This year marks the final year for the company, and we are thrilled to be able to welcome them back for this last of many stunning performances at Royal & Derngate with their tour Shine On, Shine On.

TUE 1 & WED 2 OCTOBER 7.30PM TICKETS FROM £16 DERNGATE

The evening will showcase Alston’s latest work, Newly Arrived, set to the glorious vocal music of Claudio Monteverdi. One of Associate Choreographer Martin Lawrance’s newest creations will also feature – a revival of Mazur, a duet for two men set to evocative pieces by Chopin – and returning from last year will be the hugely popular Brahms Hungarian. The music for both of these pieces will be performed live by solo pianist Jason Ridgway.

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THE LOWRY PRODUCTION OF

DIRECT FROM THE WEST END

A PLAY ABOUT GROWING UP. WITH FOOD.

BY

HENRY FILLOUX-BENNETT BASED ON THE BOOK BY

NIGEL SLATER

Toast vividly recreates Nigel Slater’s childhood through the tastes and smells he shares with his mother, culminating in the young Nigel’s escape to London. From making the perfect sherry trifle, through the playground politics of sweets, the rigid rules of restaurant dining, and a domestic war over cakes, this is a moving and evocative tale of love, loss and... toast.

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Calendar Girls - The Musical by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth is the award-winning production based on the true story of the calendar girls – a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary. This marvellous musical comedy which received fantastic five-star reviews in London’s West End now comes to Northampton, starring Sarah Jane

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Buckley, Sue Devaney, Julia Hills, Judy Holt, Ruth Madoc, Lisa Maxwell and Rebecca Storm. The Times described Calendar Girls - The Musical as ‘pure gold’. Don’t miss your chance to see this glorious production straight from London’s West End. “A GLORIOUSLY FUN CELEBRATION... IT IS RIOTOUSLY BRILLIANT” THE MIRROR

TUE 8 – SAT 12 OCTOBER EVES 7.30PM, WED, THU & SAT MATINEES 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £11 DERNGATE

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01604 624811 A ROYAL & DERNGATE NORTHAMPTON AND YORK THEATRE ROYAL CO-PRODUCTION

In 1950s New York, respected longshoreman Eddie Carbone lives a life of seeming stability with his wife and niece in a tight knit, immigrant community bound by moral codes of justice and honour. The surprise arrival of his Sicilian cousins unravels all that they have built together as the young men search out work, wealth and love. In the shadows of Brooklyn Bridge, the American Dream is but a shimmering mirage in Arthur Miller’s Tony Award-winning timeless play.

Following the success of our 2015 Made In Northampton production of Arthur Miller’s The Hook, we return to the Brooklyn longshore in an epic production directed by Juliet Forster (Sense And Sensibility) and featuring a community chorus. “COMPELLING... MEMORABLE... PERFECT” THE GUARDIAN “FORSTER’S CAST IS TERRIFIC” YORK PRESS ON JULIET FORSTER’S SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

TUE 15 – SAT 26 OCTOBER EVES 7.45PM (EXCL. WED 16 OCTOBER 7PM) THU & SAT MATINEES 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £11 ROYAL

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NORTHAMPTON MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY PRESENT Book by Richard Bean

Following the success of 2018’s West Side Story, Northampton Musical Theatre Company return with their new production of Made In Dagenham.

Music by David Arnold

Stage when it hit the West End in 2014, the show is bursting with catchy songs and feel-good humour. “AN ANIMATED MUSICAL: EXHILARATING, PASSIONATE AND ENERGETIC” NENEQUIRER ON WEST SIDE STORY IN 2018

Inspired by a true story and based on the hit movie, Made In Dagenham is the uplifting new musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right.

Recommended for ages 12+ at parents discretion, contains strong language Based on the Woolley/Karlsen/Number 9 Motion Picture This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)

With a laugh-out-loud script by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors, The Hypocrite) and dubbed “The best British musical since Billy Elliot” by The

All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.mtishows.co.uk

TUE 29 OCTOBER – SAT 2 NOVEMBER EVES 7.30PM, SAT MATINEE 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £12 DERNGATE

Lyrics by Richard Thomas

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FOR AGES 12+

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A ROYAL & DERNGATE, NORTHAMPTON, AND NEW WOLSEY THEATRE, IPSWICH, CO-PRODUCTION

It’s Christmas Eve and Dougal has travelled from Northampton to New York for his father’s wedding. At JFK Airport he’s greeted by Robyn. Tomorrow her sister becomes his stepmother and Robyn’s dreading it. Dougal can’t wait. Thrown together for a wild weekend in the city that never sleeps, their adventure becomes a musical whirlwind of confession, frustration and excess. Will these two endearing misfits provide

the ultimate test for the theory that opposites always attract? This brand new romantic comedy is filled with heart-warming and hilarious songs from writers Jim Barne and Kit Buchan, winners of the 2018 MTI Stiles + Drewe Mentorship Award, celebrating the very best of emerging British song‑writing talent. #TheSeasonMusical

FRI 1, SAT 2 & TUE 19 – SAT 30 NOVEMBER EVES 7.45PM (EXCL. WED 20 NOVEMBER 7PM) THU & SAT MATINEES 2.30PM (EXCL. SAT 2 NOVEMBER) TICKETS FROM £11 ROYAL

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The Owl and the Pussy-cat sailed away In a beautiful blue balloon. They took some jam, and a honey-roast ham, Which they ate with their runcible spoon.

Joe Spud is 12 years old and the richest boy in the country. He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 a week pocket money! But what Joe doesn't have is a friend. So he decides to leave his posh school and start again at the local comp. Yet things don't go as planned for Joe and life becomes a rollercoaster as he tries to find what money can't buy! From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie comes this amazing new production of David Walliams' best‑selling story.

WED 16 – SAT 19 OCTOBER FRI 10.30AM & 7PM, WED – THU 1.30PM & 7PM SAT 2.30PM & 7PM TICKETS FROM £16 DERNGATE

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The Owl and the Pussy-cat are enjoying married life until a crow swoops down and steals their wedding ring. Join them as they embark on an incredible adventure to get their ring back. In the tradition of our magical Christmas shows for Under 7s, the producers of The Singing Mermaid and The Everywhere Bear join forces with director Greta Clough to bring Julia Donaldson’s sequel to Edward Lear’s classic poem to life on stage for the first time with stunning puppetry and beautiful original music. A ROYAL & DERNGATE, NORTHAMPTON, & LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE CO-PRODUCTION

THU 28 NOVEMBER – SUN 5 JANUARY TIMES VARY – SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS TICKETS FROM Adult £11, Child £9 UNDERGROUND

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Text © Julia Donaldson 2013 Illustrations © Charlotte Voake 2013 Published by Puffin Children’s Books 2013

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WORLD PREMIERE

Nine-year-old Pippi is strong, brave and fearless. When she comes to live in her new home with her monkey and horse but with no parents and no rules, she brings mischief, chaos and confusion to the folk of this ordinary Midlands town. What else would you expect from the daughter of a swashbuckling pirate captain? Celebrating 75 years since Astrid Lindgren first conceived Pippi Longstocking as “the strongest girl in the world”, this world premiere of one of our

best loved children’s books will burst onto stage in an epic musical, Christmas adventure. Adapted by Mike Akers (Jane Eyre) and composed by Stu Barker, whose West End and Broadway credits with Kneehigh Theatre Company include Brief Encounter and The Red Shoes, this joyful production will be directed by The Wardrobe Ensemble’s Jesse Jones and Helena Middleton. Presented by arrangement with IPR Ltd in cooperation with Nordiska ApS., Copenhagen

#PippiMusical

TUE 10 – TUE 31 DECEMBER TIMES VARY – SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS TICKETS FROM £11 ROYAL

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Heading back to dry land after last year’s swashbuckling Peter Pan, don’t miss the magic of 2019’s must-see pantomime, Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes, starring soap and screen royalty, Anita Dobson!

With more star casting to be announced, Cinderella will feature laugh-out-loud comedy, jawdropping special effects, stunning song and dance and plenty of boos and hisses, making it perfect family entertainment.

You, your family and friends shall go to the ball in this spectacular family production, packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients you have come to expect from Northampton’s biggest festive production.

There are concessions, generous discounts for groups and special rates for schools available for selected performances, and the clock is already ticking… so book your tickets today to secure the best seats at the best prices!

FRI 6 – SUN 29 DECEMBER TIMES VARY – SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS TICKETS FROM £11 DERNGATE

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THE CARPENTERS STORY FRI 12 APRIL 7.30PM

This highly acclaimed concert-style production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular recreation of The Carpenters’ timeless repertoire. The outstanding vocal talent of Claire Furley and pianist Phil Aldridge take centre-stage, accompanied by orchestral arrangements from live musicians and a stagewide backdrop of state-of-the-art video projection. The show features The Carpenters’ classic hits (They Long To Be) Close To You, Yesterday Once More, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar and many more. “PHENOMENAL VOCALS AND GREAT MUSICIANSHIP” THE EVENING STANDARD TICKETS FROM £25.50 DERNGATE

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THE BOOTLEG BEATLES SAT 13 APRIL 7.30PM

The world’s premier Beatles tribute band continues to draw critical acclaim from across the globe with their stunning recreation of the greatest songbook of all time. Tracing the Fab Four’s journey through the swinging ’60s, every tiny detail is meticulously covered, from costumes and authentic period instruments to their witty Scouse banter and their inflection-perfect vocals. With a little help from their own Pepperland Sinfonia, and this year featuring a special set celebrating the 50th anniversary of The White Album, this is a not-to-be-missed event for fans of all ages. “A JOY TO BEHOLD” THE TELEGRAPH TICKETS FROM £34.50 DERNGATE

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THE LONG WALK BACK

ANT MIDDLETON

England cricketing all-rounder Chris Lewis enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame in the 1990s and was on the verge of greatness when he was named International Cricketer of The Year in 1994. But within months of his cricketing career ending, his life lay in ruins when he was sentenced to 13 years in prison for smuggling cocaine.

SUN 14 APRIL 2PM & 7.30PM

SAT 13 APRIL 8PM

Beginning with his arrest at Gatwick Airport in 2008, The Long Walk Back is based on real life events and charts Lewis’ extraordinary journey from the brink of despair to a profound moral awakening. There will be a post-show Q&A session with Chris Lewis and RoughHouse Theatre Director Shane Morgan. TICKETS FROM £13 UNDERGROUND

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MIND OVER MUSCLE

Best known as the Chief Instructor for Channel 4’s hit survival shows SAS: Who Dares Wins, Mutiny and Escape, Ant Middleton will take the audience through a motivational journey of self-help and self-discovery with his brand new, fully immersive show Mind Over Muscle. The number one Sunday Times best-selling author will bring the ‘elements’ to the audience through lighting, sound and set, recreating what mental strength it took behind-the-scenes for Ant to complete the SAS series and his huge Everest challenge. TICKETS FROM £30.50 DERNGATE

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BALLET BLACK

TRIPLE BILL FEATURING INGOMA WED 17 APRIL 7.30PM Tickets are selling fast for Ballet Black’s first visit to Royal & Derngate this April. Ingoma (song), created by company dancer and choreographer Mthuthuzeli November is a fusion of ballet, African dance and singing. This premiere and Barbican co-commission portrays a milestone moment in South African history and imagines the struggles of black miners and their families in 1946, when 60,000 of them took courageous strike action. Ballet Black reprise Martin Lawrance’s “wickedly intelligent” (The Guardian) Pendulum – an intimate duet which premiered in 2009 and the choreographer’s first work made for the company. An original, light-hearted work by Scottish Ballet’s choreographer-in-residence, Sophie Laplane, also a premiere, completes the triple bill. HHHHH “IT’S A KNOCKOUT, AND THE WHOLE COMPANY IS MARVELLOUS” THE INDEPENDENT HHHH “CLASSY, POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT” THE TIMES TICKETS FROM £16 DERNGATE

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SOLD OUT

IAN MCKELLEN ON STAGE

REMEMBERING THE MOVIES

Sir Ian McKellen is celebrating his 80th birthday by touring a brand-new show that will start with Gandalf and probably end up with an invitation to act with him on stage, with a host of anecdotes and acting in between.

Strictly Come Dancing’s very own Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara are back on tour with their brand new show Remembering The Movies. If you loved Remembering Fred then get ready for a remarkable, unique and star-studded rollercoaster ride through some of the most successful Oscar-winning films of all time.

SUN 14 APRIL 7.30PM

Growing up in Lancashire, Ian was grateful to companies who toured beyond London and has enjoyed repaying that debt by touring with the RSC, the National Theatre, Prospect Theatre, the Actors’ Company and commercial productions.

THU 18 APRIL 7.30PM

This is his Northampton debut, with profits going to fund the restoration of the Royal and Royal & Derngate’s Youth Theatre projects.

Strap in, hold tight and allow yourself to fall in love all over again with classic movie songs and dance routines as we celebrate the history of the movies. Don’t miss dazzling choreography, imaginative sets and spectacular backdrops, all supported by an incredible cast of live singers and dancers.

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DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE DIRECT FROM THE WEST END! FRI 19 APRIL 11.30AM & 2PM & SAT 20 APRIL 11AM & 2PM Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this interactive new show for all the family. Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre‑historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life‑like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favourite flesh‑eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, as well as a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus! A special meet-and-greet after the show offers all our brave explorers the chance to make a new dinosaur friend. Book now for this entertaining and mind-expanding Jurassic adventure, live on stage! HHHHH “GREAT FUN. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AGES” WHAT’S GOOD TO DO HHHH “A SPECTACULAR INTERACTIVE SHOW!” OK! MAGAZINE Running Time: 50 mins + 15 min post-show meet & greet with the dinosaurs

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RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC

THE SENSATIONAL ’60S EXPERIENCE

Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac returns to the stage in 2019 with its brand new show celebrating 50 years of the very best of Fleetwood Mac, including a very special blues set paying tribute to their legendary Peter Green era.

The Sensational ’60s Experience brings you a threehour ’60s spectacular of pure nostalgia. The show with the definite feel-good factor will transport you back to that magical decade, as six legendary names take to the stage.

SUN 21 APRIL 7.30PM

SUN 28 APRIL 7.30PM

Channelling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, the band offers a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have ensured Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most loved groups of all time.

TICKETS FROM £28.50

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PAUL MERTON’S IMPRO CHUMS

Starring Mike Pender (original voice of The Searchers) Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Swinging Blue Jeans, New Amen Corner and The Fourmost, the hits featured include Needles And Pins, Out Of Time, I’m Into Something Good, Hippy Hippy Shake, Bend Me Shape Me, A Little Lovin’ and many more. TICKETS FROM £31 DERNGATE

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WET WET WET THU 2 MAY 7.30PM

TUE 30 APRIL 8PM

Paul Merton, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster, Mike McShane and accompanist Kirsty Newton are back on the road in 2019 with another evening of mind-blowing improvisation. With a new and unique comedy show based entirely on suggestions from the audience, they add their own finely-honed improvisational skills and an almost manic compulsion to show off as they astound, delight and entertain. Brilliantly funny!

Wet Wet Wet are one of the most successful bands in British pop history with an amazing back catalogue including the number one hits With A Little Help From My Friends, Goodnight Girl and Love Is All Around which spent over three months at the top of the charts. Having sold a staggering 15 million records to date and played to more than four million people around the world, the band are on the road playing to packed houses across the UK - bag a ticket before they are Souled Out!

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FOR AGES 14+

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NC JAZZ PRESENTS Join us for an unmissable evening of modern jazz in the intimate setting of our Underground Studio, with a relaxed atmosphere and cabaret seating.

KATE WILLIAMS’ FOUR PLUS THREE MEETS GEORGIA MANCIO FRI 3 MAY 8PM A tantalising collaboration between pianist Kate Williams and vocalist Georgia Mancio, with the acclaimed Four Plus Three (quartet + trio) project.

JEFF WILLIAMS QUINTET FRI 7 JUNE 8PM Renowned US drummer Jeff Williams is joined by New York Alto saxophonist John O’Gallagher, rising tenor sax star Josh Arcoloeo, bassist Sam Lasserson and Troyka’s Kit Downes on piano.

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JULIAN CLARY’S BORN TO MINCE

STEWART FRANCIS INTO THE PUNSET FRI 3 MAY 8PM

SAT 4 MAY 7.30PM

The star of Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo and Crackerjack embarks on a brand new show, in this, his last stand-up tour ever! Stewart has received international acclaim in the US and his native Canada, as well as here in the UK. Winner of TV station Dave’s Funniest Joke Of The Fringe, this hugely successful one-liner wizard has become a household name over the last decade, thanks to his perfectly crafted gags and expert timing.

In this outrageously camp new show, (that he was going to call Bed Knobs And Knee Pads but was advised might not sell too well in Harrogate), renowned homosexual Julian Clary will bare his soul as never before in the interests of light entertainment.

See him before he heads off... Into The Punset. Brace yourself Northampton, it’s going to be emotional.

He’ll murder some well known songs along the way, no doubt, read you a sneak preview from his next memoir A Night At The Lubricant and make withering remarks about punters foolish enough to sit in the front row. You know the kind of thing. It’s the only life he knows. Don’t miss out, this might well be the final mince.

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FOR AGES 16+

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SCREAMING BLUE MURDER DOORS 7.45PM SHOW 8.15PM

Our regular Friday night comedy club features familiar faces and many of comedy’s rising stars: FRI 10 MAY

FRI 27 SEPTEMBER

FRI 8 NOVEMBER

Mitch Benn Steve Day Debra Jane Appelby

David Ward Zahra Barri Joe Jacobs

Paddy Lennox Ria Lina Anil Desai

Compère Dan Evans

Compère Dan Evans

Compère Dan Evans

FRI 31 MAY

FRI 4 OCTOBER

FRI 22 NOVEMBER

Mary Bourke Amy Howerska Alasdair Beckett-King Michael Legge Mark Simmons Harriet Dyer

Russell Hicks Jessica Fostekew Brendan Dempsey

Compère Dan Evans

Compère Maureen Younger

FRI 13 SEPTEMBER

FRI 25 OCTOBER

Compère Sally-Anne Hayward

Tez Ilyas JoJo Smith Otiz Cannelloni

Pierre Hollins Dave Thompson Iszi Lawrence

Compère Dan Evans

Compère Dan Evans

Line up may be subject to change, advance booking is recommended

TICKETS FROM £13.50

FOR AGES 16+

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JOHN-LUKE ROBERTS

BILL BAILEY

SAT 11 MAY 8PM

SUN 12 MAY 8PM

One of the Edinburgh Fringe’s most celebrated talents of recent times sets out on his first full national tour.

Larks In Transit is a compendium of travellers’ tales and the general shenanigans of 20 years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, Bill Bailey tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness. Plus, he fashions a symphony from a ringtone, tells the real story of Old McDonald, and re-imagines the Stars and Stripes. Two decades of touring larks from a comic described by the Daily Telegraph as “the brainiest comic of his generation”.

ALL I WANNA DO IS...

Left-field stand-up John-Luke Roberts’ show at the Festival was a complete sell-out run and one of the most talked about shows on the circuit. This is a dizzying avant-garde ride through the mind of a gifted comicphilosopher. One with a blue moustache. Who thinks far more about the Spice Girls than anyone should. Expect a masterclass in prop, clown, costume, glorious idiocy and Mel C-themed comedy. TICKETS FROM £13 UNDERGROUND

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LARKS IN TRANSIT

Please note this is the same show as was performed on Wed 18 and Thu 19 April 2018.

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PAUL YOUNG

UB40

Everyone’s favourite ’80s crooner, Paul Young, is back for part two of his 35 years of No Parlez tour.

As part of their 40th anniversary celebrations, Britain’s world-famous reggae band UB40 will return to Northampton.

MON 13 MAY 8PM

THU 16 MAY 8PM

No Parlez was Paul’s debut album. It reached Number One in the UK charts in 1983 for five weeks and fast became triple platinum, producing his first UK Number One single Wherever I Lay My Hat and hits Come Back And Stay and Love Of The Common People. This is an evening that fans will not want to miss. “YOUNG’S CONSTANT WAVES OF BLUES, FUNK AND SOUL JUST WASH OVER” GSGM

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One of the most successful British groups of all-time, UB40 have had 40 UK Top 40 hit singles, sales of over 100 million and albums in the UK’s Top 75 album chart for a combined period of 11 years. As well as songs from their latest album, Titled For The Many, audiences can expect classic and fan favourites including Kingston Town, Food For Thought, One In Ten, I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You, Sing Our Own Song and, of course, Red, Red Wine. TICKETS FROM £39.50

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ROB AUTON

CARL HUTCHINSON

FRI 17 MAY 8PM

SAT 18 MAY 8PM

Following shows about hair, sleep, water, faces, the sky and the colour yellow, award-winning writer and performer Rob Auton now turns his attention to talking because he is ready to talk about talking. Since 2012, Rob has chosen a specific theme and challenged himself to create a show about each subject.

As seen on Comedy Central’s Stand Up Central and The Chris Ramsey Show, geordie comedian Carl Hutchinson is back with a brand new show, I Know I Shouldn’t Behave Like This…

THE TALK SHOW

I KNOW I SHOULDN’T BEHAVE LIKE THIS...

After TV appearances on the Russell Howard Hour and Channel 4’s Random Acts, Rob now talks to as many people as possible with The Talk Show – the second-best reviewed comedy show at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival. “A TALENT TO WATCH” THE INDEPENDENT TICKETS FROM £13 UNDERGROUND

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From buying a house to having kids, Carl takes his unique adolescent approach to grown up issues. Join Hutchinson with his stories and observations that have had crowds laugh their heads off year after year. HHHHH “CAPTIVATING... OUTSTANDING... AN ALL‑ROUND COMIC” ONE4REVIEW, EDINBURGH TICKETS FROM £13 UNDERGROUND

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ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

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MILKSHAKE! LIVE SUN 2 JUNE 12PM & 3.30PM

SAT 18 MAY 7.30PM

The first concert in our Orchestral Season 2019/20 opens with Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, which conjures the sights and sounds of Scottish scenery, from calm still waters to intense and dramatic storms. Then, Elgar’s regal and soulful Elegy For Strings sets the scene for Mozart’s sublime Violin Concerto, performed by the sonorously talented Francesca Dego.

Milkshake Monkey can’t wait to put on a spectacular new musical for you all, but when stage fright hits, his favourite Milkshake! friends swoop in to help. With great Milkshake! friends, anything is possible! Learn the amazing songs and dances and watch as the music, the lights, the costumes and the set come together.

Closing the concert is Beethoven’s stirring Symphony No.6, ‘Pastoral’ which provides the perfect conclusion to this orchestral journey through nature.

Starring Fireman Sam, Noddy, Shimmer & Shine, Digby Dragon, Wissper, Nella the Princess Knight and the Floogals, alongside two Milkshake! presenters, this brandnew show has plenty of laughter, audience interaction and great fun to get everyone up on their feet!

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NORTHAMPTON GANG SHOW

WED 22 – SAT 25 MAY WED-FRI EVES 7.15PM, SAT 2PM & 7.30PM Performed by Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Guides and their leaders, all from Northampton, this fun-packed variety show is filled with singing, dancing and sketches providing the perfect evening out for the whole family. Music from stage, screen and the charts, both old and new, combines with colourful costumes, innovative scenery and high energy dancing to create this fantastic show. The Northampton Gang Show allows all cast members, from the youngest to the oldest, to showcase their talents. This year’s show is not to be missed as it is the Northampton Gang Show’s 60th anniversary performance. You can expect it to be the best one yet!

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THE SOLID GOLD ROCK ‘N’ ROLL SHOW

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BURN THE FLOOR TUE 4 JUNE 7.30PM

WED 5 JUNE 7.30PM

Combining jaw-dropping choreography and groundbreaking moves, Burn The Floor bring their famous, infectious and rebellious energy to the stage every single night. The show stars Strictly Come Dancing champion Kevin Clifton, and the newest pro-dancers, Italian heartthrob Graziano Di Prima and South African star Johannes Radebe. With Kevin headlining, this electrifying production will have you leaping out of the seat to join in. Don’t miss your chance to experience the pure dance joy of Burn The Floor. TICKETS FROM £34 DERNGATE

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Join us in celebrating Marty Wilde’s 80th birthday with Eden Kane, Mike Berry, The Wildcats, and very special guest Little Miss Sixties’ Nancy Ann Lee as they join forces in The Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll Show. Featured hits include A Teenager In Love, Rubber Ball, Donna, I Don’t Know Why, Well I Ask You, Don’t You Think It’s Time, The Sunshine Of Your Smile, Venus In Blue Jeans, Go Away Little Girl, and many, many more.

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THE ILLEGAL EAGLES

THAT’LL BE THE DAY

This phenomenal group of musicians have been touring for over two decades and remain true Eagles fanatics. They return in 2019 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship.

Back by ever-growing popular demand, get ready to party as the UK’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety production returns with another brand new show. Featuring incredible live music performances, this hugely entertaining rock ‘n’ roll spectacular blends classic hits from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, with bags of hilarious comedy.

THU 6 JUNE 7.30PM

SAT 8 JUNE 7.30PM

This concert features the very best from the Eagles’ repertoire, including Hotel California, Take It To the Limit, Life In The Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Desperado and more. “AMAZING MUSICIANSHIP AND VOCALS” NME

The production is well known for its ability to make audiences return time and time again for a new experience. Now in its 33rd year of consecutive national touring, That’ll Be The Day is living proof that rock ‘n’ roll will never die!

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THE PLANETS: AN HD ODYSSEY FRI 7 JUNE 7.30PM

This concert from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is the ideal introduction to orchestral music. Gaze in wonder as breath-taking NASA images and footage are projected onto a giant screen, complementing Holst’s awe-inspiring suite, The Planets which was inspired by the contrasting astrological qualities of the solar system and features the much-loved movements, Mars and Jupiter. You will also hear other well-known themes synonymous with outer space, including Star Wars® and Also Sprach Zarathustra (featured in 2001: A Space Odyssey) and Beethoven’s Symphony No.7, Allegretto (featured in Disney’s© Fantasia). A truly multi-sensory event.

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CHRIS MCCAUSLAND SPEAKY BLINDER SAT 8 JUNE 8PM

SUN 16 JUNE 7PM

This is a brand new show following a stonking set on Live At The Apollo and a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run from one of the UK’s top stand-ups, Chris McCausland. He’s blind. He’s a dad. He’s a husband. He’s third in command. He’ll speaky about all of that, and loads more. “PASSIONATE AND RIB-TICKLING. AN ILLUMINATING, HEARTFELT PERFORMANCE. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!” EDFESTMAGAZINE

The Northampton Symphony Orchestra’s celebrations of its 125th anniversary season culminate with a gala concert featuring renowned pianist Peter Donohoe, who joins the orchestra for Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The concert also features Walton’s jubilant Crown Imperial, Strauss’s epic Alpine Symphony and Alga Mau’s Overture: From The Heart Of The Rose – a work specially commissioned in celebration of the NSO’s 125th year.

“HE PAINTS US PICTURES WITH FANTASTICAL WORDS AND IMAGES” THREEWEEKS

Part of the Northampton Music Festival. Find out more at www.northamptonmusicfestival.co.uk.

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AN AMERICAN FACING THE BEAST THU 20 JUNE 8PM

TUE 18 & WED 19 JUNE 7PM

This is an opportunity to share in and celebrate performances by young people from some of the county’s schools, who will be showcasing their talents, skills and irrepressible energy for you. Presented in partnership with Northamptonshire Music And Performing Arts Trust, this promises to be a truly memorable experience for the young people, their teachers and leaders and you, their audience.

Celebrating his 20th anniversary as a comedian living and performing in the UK, Reginald D Hunter sets out for Northampton with this highly anticipated new show. His searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fan base that spans the generations. He also has a host of television appearances under his belt, including Have I Got News For You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and his hugely popular BBC2 series Songs Of The South and the follow-up Songs Of The Border. “STAND-UP COMEDY’S COOLEST CUSTOMER” DAILY TELEGRAPH

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NORTHAMPTON MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY

OLD TIME MUSIC HALL SUN 23 JUNE 7PM

Join Northampton Musical Theatre Company for a onenight-only Old Time Music Hall concert, set in the fitting surroundings of our beautiful Royal auditorium. Based on a Victorian variety show, prepare to be entertained with songs, dancing, monologues and even a little magic. With songs including The Lambeth Walk, Daddy Wouldn’t Buy Me A Bow-Wow and Roll Out The Barrel, we guarantee your feet just won’t stop tapping. We invite you to dress up, join in and have some fun! TICKETS FROM £16 ROYAL

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ADVENTURES OF THE YORKSHIRE SHEPHERDESS AN EVENING WITH AMANDA OWEN MON 24 JUNE 7.45PM In this frank, funny and informative new show, Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen shares heart-warming tales and honest anecdotes from her remarkable farming, family life in North Yorkshire. Hear how Amanda juggles life as a shepherdess, home renovator and mother to nine children, with life as a bestselling author and winning the nation’s hearts with the Channel 5 hit series Our Yorkshire Farm.

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SIMON WESTON

THU 27 JUNE 7.30PM & SUN 20 OCTOBER 7.30PM

FRI 28 JUNE 7.45PM

“One time I bought a lasagne from the supermarket, heated it up in the oven and ate a bit of it and it wasn’t very nice so I put it in the fridge because it felt wrong to dump a whole lasagne in the bin and then later on I ate a spoonful of the cold lasagne because I was drunk and it was absolutely delicious. It was 4am. I then changed the name of a WhatsApp group I was a part of to Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 because I had been thinking a lot about how 1999 was the best year of my life and also about how much I hate myself sometimes. The next day I was asked to name my new show. Come along.” – James Acaster

Simon Weston served in the British Army at the time of the Falklands War when two Argentine planes bombed RFA Sir Galahad. Simon survived but suffered burns to 46% of his body, yet, he would say he was lucky as he lost many of his comrades.

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THE ELO EXPERIENCE SAT 29 JUNE 7.30PM

The ELO Experience are the world’s foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra. Featuring a sensational string section, a stunning light show and large screen projection to further enhance the experience, come and see the band reproducing the hit songs and sounds and take you on a magical musical journey through time. “A TRIBUTE THAT’S JAM-PACKED WITH MUSICAL TALENT, THE LEAD SINGER IS A DEAD-RINGER FOR LYNNE AND HIS MUSICAL ENTOURAGE PROVIDES AN ELO TOUR DE FORCE” THE STAGE TICKETS FROM £26 DERNGATE

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MY LIFE... MY STORY IN MY WORDS

Since that fateful day he has become one of the most recognised faces of the conflict. In this show he discusses his experiences alongside footage with his close friend David FitzGerald from the BBC. The show will include a Q&A session.

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ROYAL & DERNGATE COMMUNITY CHOIR SAT 29 JUNE 7.45PM

Royal & Derngate’s resident choir, now in its 14th year, is gearing up for its fourth consecutive annual concert. Each year they strive to bring you something different and this year is no exception. You can expect a fabulous, vibrant, packed show, with a wide variety of songs from different genres and a few surprises along the way, in a concert that will appeal to the whole family.

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MAGNIFICENT MUSIC HALL

RHOD GILBERT

The Paper Moon Theatre Company invite you to once again take a trip down memory lane to the glorious and glamourous heyday of traditional Music Hall, a truly golden era.

SUN 30 JUNE 8PM & MON 4 NOVEMBER 8PM

SUN 30 JUNE 2.30PM

Helming this splendid afternoon of song, dance, magic and laughter will be your eloquent and elegantly waistcoated Chairman. He will be joined on stage by an acclaimed line up of artistes, who have all appeared on BBC’s The Good Old Days. This spectacular production will delight and entertain with the songs you love to sing, the jokes you love to hear and a few surprises! “THIS IS CUTTING EDGE VICTORIANA” THE TIMES TICKETS FROM £18.50

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THE BOOK OF JOHN

The multi-award-winning Welsh comedian is back with a brand new live show. In a six-year break from stand-up, a lot has happened to Rhod. Almost all of it bad. And just when he thought he’d hit rock bottom, he met a bloke… called John. This show sees Rhod as funny as ever but like never before. Raw, personal and brutally honest; no more lies, no more nonsense. As seen on Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience, Would I Lie to You?, Taskmaster, QI, Live At The Apollo and Have I Got News for You? TICKETS FROM £29.50 DERNGATE

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JIMMY CARR

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

WED 3 JULY 8PM, SUN 15 SEPTEMBER 8PM & TUE 16 JUNE 2020 8PM

FRI 5 JULY 7.30PM

TERRIBLY FUNNY

Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes – they are not the terrible things. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. Now you’ve been warned, buy a ticket.

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FILM MUSIC GALA

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra transports you to Hollywood in this film spectacular, conducted and presented by Pete Harrison. This concert is perfect for film lovers, families, newbies and regular concertgoers, so if you have never been to a classical concert before, why not give something new a try? The concert features music from your all-time favourite blockbuster film scores, including E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Out Of Africa, The Lord Of The Rings, Apollo 13, Jurassic Park, Pirates Of The CONCESSIONS Caribbean and many more. FRIENDS & MEMBERS TICKETS FROM £11 DERNGATE

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INFLUENCE

BY ANDY MCGREGOR FRI 5 JULY 8PM & SAT 6 JULY 2PM & 8PM Does free will exist? Who influences the choices you make? Do you know? Do you care? When a local boy goes missing, a group of extraordinarily ordinary teenagers are drawn into an adventure that is as exciting as it is unexpected. They enter a world of illegal data-collecting, mind manipulation and there’s also quite a lot regarding supermarkets too. Inspired by modern TV hits such as Stranger Things, this is an adventure story about technology, standing up for what you believe in and always expecting the unexpected. Directed by Ashley Elbourne (Bugsy Malone, The Blue Road, Fame Jr.) this new play has been commissioned by Royal & Derngate in collaboration with Derby Theatre, Dundee REP, Leeds Playhouse, Northern Stage and Theatre Royal Plymouth.

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RACHEL HARRINGTON FRI 5 JULY 8PM

Americana singer-songwriter Rachel Harrington will visit Northampton on her UK tour, performing tracks from her much anticipated fifth album, Hush The Wild Horses. The stories behind the songs on this album include a brother with a meth addiction, a Vietnam veteran uncle who committed suicide at age 40 and a grandmother who died while holding Rachel’s hand. Rachel describes this as “her most personal record” yet. HHHH “ANCIENT SOUNDING COUNTRY NOIR” Q MAGAZINE

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50 GALA CONCERT SAT 6 JULY 6PM

This concert celebrates 50 years of countywide music‑making with the County Youth Concert Band, conducted by Peter Smalley and John Greaves, County Youth Choir and founder members, conducted by Beth Hodgson and David Bray, County Youth Brass Band and former principals, conducted by Brad Turnbull, Invitation Alumni Big Band directed by Rachel Coles and NMPAT Alumni Orchestra, conducted by Peter Dunkley.

HHHH “HAUNTED, GOTHIC AMERICANA” DAILY MIRROR

Join us for this unique celebration of 50 years of outstanding achievement.

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GENERATIONS

LEGALLY BLONDE JR. YOUTH THEATRE: MUSICALS

FRI 12 JULY 6.30PM & SAT 13 JULY 12.30PM & 5.30PM

YOUNG COMPANY: MUSICALS

SUN 7 JULY

FRI 12 JULY 8.30PM & SAT 13 JULY 3PM & 8PM

New Generation Concert 2pm Performances by the County’s Junior Orchestra, Junior Wind Orchestra, Jazz 3, Junior Brass Ensemble, Junior Wind Ensemble, Junior String Orchestra, and Junior Choir. Second Generation Concert 7.30pm

Based on the smash-hit film and award-winning Broadway musical, Legally Blonde Jr. follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

Performances by the County’s Training Orchestra, Training Wind Orchestra, Jazz 2, Training Brass Band, Training String Orchestra, Guitarlactica and Training Choir.

Directed by Alexandra Moxon, nominated for The Stage Debut Director Award in 2018, and featuring musical direction from James Clements (Bugsy Malone, Fame Jr., Oliver!), this family musical will leave audiences wanting to change the world while painting it pink!

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

FRI 12 – SUN 14 JULY 2.30PM & 7.45PM When a young woman’s choice is to marry a man of her father’s choosing or die, should she refuse? A series of mishaps and misunderstandings unfold when she takes matters into her own hands and escapes through an enchanted forest with her lover. Is this a comedy with fools, fairies and flowers? Or is this a tragedy of manipulation, disorder and dark creatures? Throw in a chaotic battle between the Fairy King and Fairy Queen with some unusual capers between amateur actors and we ask the question: who is really in control of this midsummer night? Directed by Erica Martin, with live music performed and written by Inlak’esh, and with design and puppet‑making by Ross White, Royal & Derngate’s The Actors Company explore the darker side to William Shakespeare’s most popular play.

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LIMELIGHT THEATRE SCHOOL

SAT 13 JULY 11AM & 4PM

SUN 14 JULY 1PM & 5PM

MOVIE MAGIC

REWIND

Join the Open Stage Performing Arts School for their movie extravaganza, inspired by cinema masterpieces and film favourites.

It’s time to get retro and take a step back in time as the amazing pupils of Limelight Theatre School return to relive the ’80s.

The cast of children and adults will take you on a journey filled with music, song, dance, acrobatics and more.

Sit back and celebrate this electric decade as the students send you on a reminiscent journey of music and dance.

Remember the golden age of Hollywood, take in some silver screen showstoppers and enjoy memorable moments from modern movie classics.

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DANCING SCHOOLS UK SUN 21 JULY 10AM & 2PM & 6PM

Join us for the seventh year of fabulous Ballroom and Latin dance from Dancing Schools UK. This event is designed to encourage school children from across the region to have a try at dancing and nurture team work. From its early days as ‘Strictly Junior’ the show has evolved and seen over 3000 children braving the stage, stepping out in the spot light and trying something they thought they would never do – dance in front of hundreds of people. There are three shows throughout the day: Years 1 & 2 at 10am, Years 3 & 4 at 2pm and Years 5 & 6 at 6pm. TICKETS FROM £11 DERNGATE

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AN EVENING WITH HARRY REDKNAPP THU 19 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here winner and football manager Harry Redknapp comes to Northampton and will be telling stories from his football days and his time in the jungle. Fans can expect a hilarious evening from this great raconteur with a wealth of hilarious stories. The evening will include an audience Q&A. VIP tickets are available, which include a photo taken with Harry before the show and a signed photograph. Please note this show will feature some strong language.

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IN THE NIGHT GARDEN LIVE

TUE 17 & WED 18 SEPTEMBER TUE 1PM & 4PM, WED 10AM & 1PM Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends are coming to Royal & Derngate in their brand-new live show Igglepiggle’s Busy Day! You’ll see all your favourite characters beautifully brought to life with full-size costumes, magical puppets and enchanting music. Now in its 10th year, In the Night Garden Live is one of the UK’s favourite family events. “IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE A SHOW MORE LIKELY TO ENGAGE LITTLE ONES AND GIVE THEM A SENSE OF THE MAGIC OF THEATRE” THE GUARDIAN “AN IDEAL FIRST INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE FOR LITTLE ONES” LIVERPOOL ECHO “IT’S ENCHANTING” RADIO TIMES Children aged 0-11 months are free, but our Sales Team must be advised of your intention to bring a babe-in-arms at time of booking. All children aged 1 year and above are chargeable and will be allocated a ticket with your party, even if you intend to seat them on your lap. We have a limited number of booster seats available, so we do recommend bringing your own where possible.

FOR AGES 0-5

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ALED JONES & RUSSELL WATSON: IN HARMONY FRI 20 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

Aled Jones and Russell Watson, two of the world’s greatest classical voices, released their debut album In Harmony in 2018 and now they take to the stage together for their first joint UK and Ireland tour.

NATHAN CARTER SAT 21 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

As one of Ireland’s biggest live music acts, Nathan Carter is fast becoming one of the UK’s most prolific touring artists, with his energetic showmanship proving irresistible for fans.

As two of the classical world’s vocal powerhouses, Aled and Russell have received countless prestigious awards, record-breaking sales and chart successes. Don’t miss the chance to see them perform together.

Growing up in a house where Country and Western music filled the air, Nathan was exposed to classic songs of Johnny Cash, Don Williams and Dolly Parton. From the tender age of four years old, not only learning to play guitar, piano and accordion, which plays a vital part in his live show, Nathan quickly became head chorister in the Liverpool Boys choir where he toured the world and even performed in front of the Pope in Rome.

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SAT 21 SEPTEMBER 7.45PM TICKETS FROM £17 ROYAL

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MON 23 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

WED 25 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

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SAT 28 SEPTEMBER 8PM

SUN 29 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

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THU 3 OCTOBER 7.30PM

SAT 5 OCTOBER 8PM

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MALCOLM ARNOLD FESTIVAL GALA CONCERT

JOSH WIDDICOMBE

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SUN 13 OCTOBER 7.30PM DERNGATE

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BIT MUCH

THU 24 OCTOBER 8PM DERNGATE

BEN ELTON

JUSTIN LIVE!

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FRI 25 OCTOBER 7.30PM

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TUE 5 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

WED 6 & THU 7 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

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JOHN ROBINS

THU 7 NOVEMBER 7.45PM

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Youth Theatre – Salt 2019

YOUTH THEATRE AND YOUNG COMPANY

Royal & Derngate Youth Theatre and Young Company offer weekly workshops for young people to Get Involved in. They provide a great way to build confidence, learn social skills, make new friends and enjoy themselves in a theatre environment.

YOUTH THEATRE YOUNG COMPANY Groups suitable Groups suitable for for ages 5-13 ages 14-21 Membership starts at ÂŁ60 per term, with terms usually lasting 10 weeks. Participants will regularly take part in performances and share work with family and friends at the end of term. @RDYouthTheatre

ARTS LEADERS

Arts Leaders is a unique opportunity for young people to work together to shape their own arts projects, collaborate with professionals, gain an Arts Award qualification and make a difference to how their local community engages with the theatre. Recently nominated for the Northamptonshire Community Foundation Trailblazer Award for its Mothertongue Tales education project, Arts Leaders offers exciting ways for young people to have a voice within the arts and gain valuable leadership skills. The Arts Leaders programme is free to all young people aged 13-24 years.


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To be added to the Generate mailing list which advertises upcoming opportunities for local artists please e-mail the address below.

POST-SHOW NATTER Join us for an opportunity to chat about the play you have seen while enjoying a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

JMK DIRECTORS GROUP In collaboration with the JMK Trust, we are delighted to be offering a series of workshops which will give directors and theatre makers based in the East Midlands the opportunity to gain an insight into the processes that different directors use when rehearsing a play as well as the workings of a busy regional theatre. See our website for details of upcoming workshops.

Thu 2 May – Ghosts matinee Thu 23 May – Richard III matinee Fri 12 July – A Midsummer Night’s Dream matinee

GENERATE Supporting and nurturing talent is a vital part of Royal & Derngate’s creative work and there are a number of ways in which artists can engage with us, including workshops, social events, complimentary tickets, advice surgeries, rehearsal spaces and funding support.

BACKSTAGE TOURS

Royal & Derngate offers a series of backstage tour options including Behind The Curtain, our popular dramatised performance tour. For upcoming Behind The Curtain dates, visit our website and search ‘Behind The Curtain’, or get in touch via the contact details below if you are interested in a tailored tour for your group.

FUN PALACES We are looking for local volunteers who wish to get involved with the planning and organisation of this year’s Fun Palaces which will take place on Sat 5 and Sun 6 October. Anyone who is interested in shaping a festival for local people, by local people, please get in touch.

COST £25 (includes ticket, tea and cake). Please book via Box Office on 01604 624811. SINGING 4 PLEASURE We have recently introduced a new singing project, Singing 4 Pleasure, for anyone who just wants to sing. No audition or experience is required, it’s just a fun-filled hour having a good old sing with likeminded people in a sociable setting. To find out more, contact Janet Gordon on 01604 655733 or email janet.gordon@namtrust.co.uk.

For more information on any of the above, please email getinvolved@royalandderngate.co.uk.


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LESS THAN £4.20 PER HOUR

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING FUN TO DO DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS?

Book onto one of our Holiday Projects and enjoy drama-themed activities, gain confidence, meet new people and have loads of fun! Holiday Projects take place from 10am-4pm with drop-offs from 9am and pick-ups as late as 5pm at no extra cost Informal performance for family and friends • Fully DBS checked professional theatre leaders • Sibling discount available

ADVENTURES IN THE BIG TOP

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Following 2017’s smash-hit success, The Greatest Showman, we escape into the big top to meet the famous ringmaster, Alfred Pennybottom, and his bunch of clowns, tight-rope walkers, lion tamers and much more with this circus‑inspired Holiday Project adventure.

Ratty, Mole, Badger and the preposterous Mr Toad, have brought delight to many through the years with their odd adventures on and by the river, and at the imposing residence of Toad Hall.

TUE 28 – FRI 31 MAY

Fun is guaranteed. Get your ticket before the circus leaves for its next stop. COST £100

FOR AGES 4-7

FOR AGES 8-13

MUSICAL IN A WEEK

MON 29 JULY – FRI 2 AUGUST OR MON 5 – FRI 9 AUGUST

Now they invite you to help tell this tale inspired by the classic Kenneth Grahame story. COST £125

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MON 29 JULY – FRI 2 AUGUST OR MON 5 – FRI 9 AUGUST It’s Monday morning and Alex starts a new school. We venture through the modern jungle making new friends, discovering who they are and what they want to be when they grow up. Join us as we rehearse and perform a new musical in a week, with songs from Matilda The Musical, Oliver!, Blood Brothers, Shrek The Muscial and much, much more. COST £125

FOR AGES 8-13

To book, call Box Office on 01604 624811 or for more information email getinvolved@royalandderngate.co.uk.


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CREATIVITY SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE TO UNLOCK THEIR POTENTIAL

TRAINING ACCESS TALENT ARTSMARK ARTS AWARD

Royal & Derngate is delighted to be the lead partner on a new Northants Cultural Education Partnership initiative called UNLOCK, providing young people and schools across the county with information about local arts provision, high quality creative learning opportunities and valuable insights into career pathways that will enable young people to unlock their potential. Royal & Derngate’s UNLOCK projects include Unlock: Talent supporting Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures young

cast initiative, Unlock: Training with our Young Writers group, Unlock: Arts Award Explorers project and Unlock: Creativity as part of our bespoke schools workshop and partnership programmes. For more information about how Royal & Derngate can help your young people and staff to unlock their potential, please contact getinvolved@royalandderngate.co.uk.


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BECOME A FRIEND OF ROYAL & DERNGATE Join our Friends membership scheme and enjoy: • Priority booking • 2 for 1 ticket deals and other great ticket discounts • Even greater savings on Season Tickets • Free ticket exchange facility • No transaction fees or postage charges • 10% off at our bars Single membership: £30 (2 discounted tickets per show) Joint membership: £40 (4 discounted tickets per show) Call Box Office on 01604 624811 or add a membership when you next buy tickets – you will start receiving your benefits immediately. As well as our regular discounts, this season, our Friends are enjoying 2 for 1 tickets on the opening nights of all of these fantastic shows: Ghosts, Rock Of Ages, Richard III, The Pope, Two Trains Running, Buddy, Toast, A View From The Bridge and The Season. Go further with a Gold Membership and receive even more benefits, or join our Artistic Directors Circle for an exclusive insight into our work. Find out more at www.royalandderngate.co.uk or email development@royalandderngate.co.uk for more information.


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WORKING WITH YOUR BUSINESS Our flexible Corporate membership scheme provides you with a selection of benefits from which to shape a package, whether you are interested in client entertaining, employee recognition, giving back to the community or are just passionate about our theatre. THANK YOU TO ALL OUR MEMBERS FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT

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BOOKING INFORMATION Box Office 01604 624811 Website www.royalandderngate.co.uk Royal & Derngate, Box Office, Guildhall Road, Northampton, NN1 1DP Group Sales 01604 620066 Membership 01604 635868

BOX OFFICE OPENING HOURS On performance days, our Box Office is open from 10am (10.30am on Mondays) until 15 minutes after the last performance commences. On non-performance days it is open 10.30am–6pm on Mondays and 10am–6pm Tuesdays to Saturdays. On Sundays and Bank Holidays it is open from 1 hour and 30 minutes prior to the first performance commencing. You can pay by cash if booking in person or by Visa, Mastercard, Visa Delta or Electron.

DISCOUNTS AND CONCESSIONS Under 16s, Over 60s, Students, Job Seekers and Disabled Patrons may be able to claim a discount on their tickets. Please let us know if you are eligible for a concession at the time of booking and note that at some performances only certain types of concession may apply. Friends, Gold Members and Artistic Director’s Circle Members also often make savings on our regular ticket prices. For selected performances an allocation of tickets can be purchased at reduced prices by Groups who also benefit from extended payment terms and a dedicated team member to support their booking. Our Season Ticket packages offer reduced prices when booking for three or more shows – details can be found on page 4. Only one discount can be applied per ticket and all discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

POSTAGE FEE There is a £1 fee applicable to post your tickets to a UK address. We recommend that we do not post any tickets booked within seven days of the performance date, and instead will hold them at the Box Office for collection.

TRANSACTION FEE A transaction charge of £3 applies to all bookings over £15, except for our members, Disabled Patrons and Group Bookers. This charge is only applicable perbooking and not per-ticket. The transaction charge exists to support the running costs of Royal & Derngate.

As ticket revenue is divided between many different parties, an increase in ticket prices may not necessarily benefit the theatre. By adding a transaction charge, we ensure that every penny goes directly to Royal & Derngate. We will continue to tell you about these charges, whether you are booking online, over the phone or at the counter.

CONDITIONS OF SALE Please note that once purchased tickets cannot be refunded. Ticket exchanges may be offered for the same production on payment of a small per ticket fee. For sold-out shows we will accept returned tickets for re-sale up to 24 hours prior on the understanding that a gift voucher (less transaction fees) will be provided if the tickets are re-sold. Any tickets found to be sold via an unauthorised agent may be void without refund and the ticket holder refused entry.

STAYING IN TOUCH Our Box Office and website will ask when you book if you want to receive further information from us about Royal & Derngate’s events and activities. We will then record your wishes and use them to inform what you receive from us in future. You can update these preferences at any time by accessing your account via our website or by calling Box Office. Full information on how we use your data can be found at www.royalandderngate.co.uk/privacy.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS All details were correct at time of going to print. We reserve the right to make any alterations to the programme, performers, times, ticket prices and Box Office opening hours. All concessions are subject to availability and some may only be available for a limited period. All prices are subject to change. Proof of status will be required on the first purchase of a concessionary ticket and can be checked on any subsequent ticket purchase. Some events or performances may be advertised in the national media prior to publication in the brochure and this is beyond the control of the Management. Smoking is not permitted anywhere within the theatre or filmhouse.

WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT OF OUR MAJOR FUNDERS:

This season features Made In Northampton productions supported using public finding by Arts Council England Royal & Derngate is a trading name of The Northampton Theatres Trust Limited. Registered Charity Number 1075741. VAT No: 623532071


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VISITOR & ACCESS INFORMATION HOW TO FIND US

ACCESS TICKETING SCHEME

The Royal and Derngate auditoria and our Underground Studio spaces are all accessed via our main entrance. This is situated on Swan Street, off Guildhall Road. Two more entrances are situated on Guildhall Road and on Derngate. The Northampton Filmhouse is located adjacent to Royal & Derngate in Albion Place and can be accessed from Derngate or Royal & Derngate’s main entrance. Both venues are located in the centre of Northampton, approximately 15 minutes by car from the M1 and an hour from London by train. The postcode for SAT NAV devices is NN1 1DP.

If you have not already done so, we would like to invite all access users to register as part of our Access Scheme. The registration process allows you to tell us about any specific needs you have and to apply for free or discounted tickets should you need extra assistance during your visit. By taking a few minutes to confirm your requirements, our staff and volunteers can ensure that your tickets and seating are taken care of, leaving you free to relax and enjoy the show. To request an application form or for more information please call the Box Office, email access@royalandderngate.co.uk or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk/access

The train station is a 15 minute walk from the theatre.

CAR PARKING

YOUR VISIT

The closest car parks to Royal & Derngate are St. John’s Multi-Storey Car Park and Albion Place Car Park. See the map for the additional car parks we recommend. There are also a number of pay and display on‑street options available. Please don’t hesitate to talk to Box Office at time of booking if you have any concerns about your visit. We advise you to leave extra time for your journey for our most popular shows.

•T  he Sennheiser Infra-red Enhanced Hearing System is available from Box Office. To ensure that you purchase tickets in seats with optimum coverage, please check with Box Office at time of booking.

PARKING VALIDATION

•G  uide and hearing dogs are welcome and water can be provided. If you wish to take your dog into the auditorium, please let Box Office know when booking so that suitable seats can be allocated for you.

Parking tickets for St. Johns Car Park can be validated at Box Office. The weekday charge for performances before 5pm is £2.40 for up to 3 hours and for performances after 5pm is £1. The weekend charge is £2.

•R  oyal & Derngate has level access into the building and each auditoria, with a number of wheelchair spaces in each and lift access to each floor (excluding upper‑circles).

•W  e are unable to accept mobility scooters in the auditorium. Should a patron need the use of their scooter to get to their seat, a member of the Front of House will be available to help. We have a wheelchair to use in these instances, while scooters can be left in a safe place outside the auditorium.

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES Please use the key throughout this brochure and on the diary for our range of access performances. Audio-Described Performances Sign Language Interpreted Performances Captioned Performances Relaxed Performances  t. John’s Multi‑Storey S NN1 1HA 485 spaces

The Ridings  NN1 2BT 55 spaces

Albion Place  NN1 1UD 71 spaces

Commercial Street South  NN1 1PN 42 spaces

Hazelwood Road  NCP NN1 1LG 37 spaces

Mayorhold Multi-Storey  NN1 3HA 1073 spaces

Further information and an ‘at a glance’ list of access performances this season are available via the website, or please ask at Box Office.

Large Print, Audio and Braille versions of this brochure are available on request. Please call Box Office on 01604 624811.


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AT A GLANCE DIARY ACCESS PERFORMANCES Captioned Audio-Described Sign Interpreted Relaxed performance Pre-Show Touch Tours APRIL Tue 9 April Wed 10 April Thu 11 April Fri 12 April Sat 13 April Sun 14 April Wed 17 April Thu 18 April Fri 19 April Sat 20 April Sun 21 April Mon 22 April Tue 23 April Wed 24 April Thu 25 April Fri 26 April Sat 27 April Sun 28 April Mon 29 April Tue 30 April MAY Wed 1 May Thu 2 May Fri 3 May Sat 4 May Mon 6 May Tue 7 May Wed 8 May Thu 9 May Fri 10 May

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SHOW Edmond de Bergerac Edmond de Bergerac Edmond de Bergerac Edmond de Bergerac The Carpenters Story Edmond de Bergerac The Bootleg Beatles The Long Walk Back Ant Middleton: Mind Over Muscle Ian McKellen On Stage Ballet Black: Triple Bill featuring Ingoma Remembering The Movies Dinosaur World Live Ghosts Dinosaur World Live Ghosts Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac The Girl On The Train Ghosts The Girl On The Train Ghosts The Girl On The Train Ghosts The Girl On The Train Ghosts The Girl On The Train Ghosts The Girl On The Train The Sensational '60s Experience Ghosts Ghosts Paul Merton's Impro Chums SHOW Ghosts Ghosts Wet Wet Wet Ghosts NC Jazz Presents Kate Williams' Four Plus Three Stewart Francis: Into The Punset Ghosts Julian Clary: Born To Mince Ghosts Ghosts Rock Of Ages Ghosts Rock Of Ages Ghosts Rock Of Ages Ghosts Rock Of Ages Screaming Blue Murder

Performance for audiences with special needs Pre/Post-show Talk Uniform performance Guest Night Friends & Members – 2 for the price of 1

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Ghosts Rock Of Ages John-Luke Roberts: All I Wanna Do Is… Bill Bailey: Larks In Transit Paul Young Richard III Birmingham Royal Ballet: Seasons In Our World/ Peter And The Wolf Birmingham Royal Ballet: Seasons In Our World/ Peter And The Wolf Richard III Richard III UB40 Richard III Rob Auton: The Talk Show Richard III RPO: Music & Nature Carl Hutchinson: I Know I Shouldn't Behave Like This… Richard III Richard III Northampton Gang Show Richard III Northampton Gang Show Richard III Northampton Gang Show Richard III Northampton Gang Show Richard III Holiday Projects: Adventures In The Big Top Matthew Bourne's Romeo + Juliet Holiday Projects: Adventures In The Big Top Matthew Bourne's Romeo + Juliet Holiday Projects: Adventures In The Big Top Matthew Bourne's Romeo + Juliet Holiday Projects: Adventures In The Big Top Matthew Bourne's Romeo + Juliet Screaming Blue Murder SHOW Matthew Bourne's Romeo + Juliet Milkshake! Live Burn The Floor The Sold Gold Rock 'n' Roll Show The Illegal Eagles RPO: The Planets: An HD Odyssey NC Jazz Presents Jeff Williams Quintet That'll Be The Day The Pope Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder Dirty Dancing The Pope Dirty Dancing The Pope Dirty Dancing The Pope Dirty Dancing The Pope

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GROUPS Why not join us with a group of 6+ and take advantage of a host of benefits*, including:

• Savings on ticket prices • Extended payment dates • No postage charge • Free group organiser ticket • Pre-ordering of drinks and snacks Call our dedicated Groups Line, open 8.30am‑5pm, Mon‑Fri, on 01604 620066.

*selected performances only

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