Royal & Derngate - Autumn 2022 Season Brochure

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What’s On

AUTUMN 2022

A ‘DREAM’ SEASON... FAMILY SHOWS | DRAMA | DANCE | MUSIC CREATIVE ACTIVITIES | WORKSHOPS | COMEDY | MUSICALS


Still Booking An Arcola Theatre, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Oxford Playhouse and Theatre Royal Bath Productions co-production

“LINDSAY DUNCAN SHINES” Daily Telegraph

August Strindberg’s

Adapted by

Rebecca Lenkiewicz Directed by

Mehmet Ergen

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Season Highlights

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Fri 2 - Sat 17 September

Sun 25 September

Tue 4 - Sat 8 October

PLAYTIME

DAWN FRENCH IS A HUGE TW*T

THE COLOR PURPLE

10 Tue 11 - Sat 15 October

THE TWO POPES

18 Fri 25 November Sat 31 December

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

14 Mon 31 October Sat 5 November

THE MIRROR CRACK’D

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39 Thu 10 November

PAUL CHOWDHRY

Family Friendly Comedian

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Fri 9 December - Mon 2 January

Mon 27 February - Sat 4 March

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

STRICTLY BALLROOM

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The Musical

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SEPTEMBER Recently named amongst the top films of all time by the BFI, Jacques Tati’s glorious Parisian comedy about confusion in an age of high technology was the artistic high point for his world-famous, lovably old-fashioned clown Monsieur Hulot. For the first time, it will now be adapted into a vibrant stage production by Royal & Derngate’s resident company Dancing Brick, an award-winning international group of physical theatremakers celebrated for their comic and visual ingenuity. As we return to our town centres after the pandemic, this big hearted, hilarious and utterly unforgettable story shows a teeming metropolis trying – and often failing! – to get to grips with a baffling modern world. Verity Bargate Award-winning playwright Thomas Eccleshare (Instructions for Correct Assembly, Royal Court) and director Valentina Ceschi (Heather, Bush Theatre) will bring this dazzling film to life on the Royal stage, with original songs by Grammy Award-winning composer Chilly Gonzales. In an age defined by division, Playtime will be a joyful reminder of our shared humanity in all its beauty, chaos and of course, comedy!

“THE AWARD-WINNING DANCING BRICK HAVE A TALENT FOR CONJURING UP BEAUTIFUL, OFFBEAT CHARACTERS AND STORIES: IMAGINATIVE VISUAL STORYTELLING-WITH-A-HEART” The Scotsman on Dancing Brick’s Perle

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Fri 2 – Sat 17 September Evenings 7.30pm (Wed 7 September 7pm) Sat Matinees 2.30pm (excl. Sat 3 September) ROYAL Tickets from £15 Concessions, Groups and Stage & Screen Members discounts Audio Described Touch Tour Directors Valentina Ceschi and Thomas Eccleshare Original Music Jason “Chilly Gonzales” Beck (SACEM) Designer Michael Vale Casting Director Anji Caroll, CDG

Presented in arrangement with Les Films de Mon Oncle, Specta Films C. E. P. E. C.

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AUGUST A youth ensemble of local young people aged 14+ perform alongside professional actor-musicians in this coming-of-age comedy drama that explores the highs and lows of teenage life. Set in Northampton in 2006 and featuring original indie rock music inspired by the era, the play dramatises the tension between friendship and artistic integrity, and the joys of creating music with the world at your feet.

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This story has been developed over several years by Cherwell Theatre Company and Royal & Derngate.

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Photograph by Ben Hawley

A brand-new gig theatre piece written and directed by Tristan Jackson-Pate and co-produced by Cherwell Theatre Company and Royal & Derngate.

Thu 11 – Sun 28 August Evenings 7.30pm Thu, Sat & Sun Matinees 2.30pm AT THE PICTUREDROME Tickets from £12 I 14+ Concessions & Group Offers available. Workshops.


Fairy Powered Productions

Broadway World

SEPTEMBER

HHHH “JUST AS GOOD AS THE ORIGINAL SHOW” HHHH HHHH Creative Reviews UK

The 2019 Edinburgh Festival smash-hit Friendsical is an original and unique new parody musical inspired by the gang in Friends, the iconic TV show. When Ross’s wife leaves him for another woman, he fears he will never find love again. But then Rachel runs back into his life... will he end up with his one true love?

Wed 14 – Thu 15 September Evenings 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £13

With original new songs such as (He’s Her) Lobster!, Richard’s Moustache and You’re Over Me, When Were You Under Me?, the gang take on naked Thursdays, a power cut, and a dinosaur convention! What could possibly go wrong? Friendsical will feature a surprise guest star. This is a loving parody not to be confused with the Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. series Friends.

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OCTOBER

BASED UPON THE NOVEL WRITTEN BY ALICE WALKER AND THE WARNER BROS./AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENT MOTION PICTURE BOOK BY MARSHA NORMAN

MUSIC & LYRICS BY BRENDA RUSSELL, ALLEE WILLIS & STEPHEN BRAY

THE COLOR PURPLE was produced on Broadway at the Broadway Theater by Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders, Roy Furman and Quincy Jones. The world premiere of THE COLOR PURPLE was produced by the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia. THE COLOR PURPLE is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com

Photography by Manuel Harlan and Pamela Raith from the 2020 and 2021 ‘at home’ productions.

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OCTOBER

HHHH “A MUSICAL WITH HEART, SPIRIT AND SOUL” The Guardian

Leicester’s Curve theatre and Birmingham Hippodrome‘s critically acclaimed, award-winning 2019 co-production of The Color Purple comes to Northampton this Autumn. Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer prize-winning novel and adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winner Marsha Norman, The Color Purple tells the powerful and life-affirming story of courageous heroine Celie. Abused and oppressed throughout her youth, Celie embarks on a journey through joy, despair, anguish and hope, discovering her own unique voice thanks to the incredible women in her life. From an unbreakable bond with her sister Nettie, to friendship with fiercely independent Sofia and a life-changing affair with glamorous singer Shug Avery, Celie learns to love herself.

Tue 4 – Sat 8 October Evenings 7.30pm Wed & Sat Matinees 2.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £11 Concessions, Groups and Stage & Screen Members discounts Audio Described I Signed Recommended for ages 14+

With a profoundly evocative score by Grammy award-winners Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray and drawing inspiration from jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this landmark musical celebrates life, love and the strength to stand up for who you are and what you believe in.

HHHHH HHHHH “A MUST-SEE” Birmingham Mail

“SIMPLY BEYOND BEAUTIFUL”

Production Photograph photographs by Ben byHawley Manuel Harlan

East Midlands Theatre

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OCTOBER

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N O M I N AT E D FO R

B E ST A DA P T E D S C R E E N P L AY

“RHAPSODICALLY INTENSE” The Daily Telegraph

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HHHH “STIRRINGLY ACTED” The Guardian

ANTHONY McCARTEN

HHHHH “TIMELY, MASTERLY AND UNMISSABLE” The Reviews Hub

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“TOWERING PERFORMANCES, RIVETING THEATRE”

“McCARTEN HAS A GIFT FOR CREATING INTIMATE DRAMAS”

Stage Review

The Sunday Times

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“COMPASSIONATE AND INTELLIGENT” The Mail On Sunday

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OCTOBER

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“ANTON LESSER AND NICHOLAS WOODESON ARE, QUITE SIMPLY, DIVINE” WhatsOnStage

From the writer of the Academy Award-winning Bohemian Rhapsody, Darkest Hour, and The Theory of Everything, comes the play that sparked a major motion picture. Nine years ago, Pope Benedict XVI stunned the world by resigning, the first Pope in 700 years to do so. What drove this arch conservative to break with sacred tradition and make way for a one-time tango club bouncer, football-loving reformer with the common touch to become Pope Francis, one of the most powerful men on earth? Starring Anton Lesser (Game of Thrones, The Crown, Endeavour) and Nicholas Woodeson (Baptiste, The Death of Stalin, The Danish Girl) this gripping and entertaining play from Anthony McCarten premiered at Royal & Derngate, Northampton in 2019 and was adapted into the multi-award-winning film for which McCarten was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Awards. It now returns to Royal & Derngate as part of a major new tour. Directed by Royal & Derngate’s Artistic Director James Dacre (2020 Olivier Award nominee for Our Lady of Kibeho) with original music by Grammy and BRIT Award-winning composer Anne Dudley. The Two Popes is a fascinating and humorous story that shines a light into one of the world’s most secretive institutions. At its heart lies a timeless question: in moments of crisis, should we follow the rules or our conscience?

Rose Theatre in association with Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham and Oxford Playhouse present a Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Anthology Theatre co-production in association with Tara Finney Productions

Tue 11 – Sat 15 October Evenings 7.30pm Thu & Sat Matinees 2.30pm ROYAL Tickets from £18 Concessions, Groups and Stage & Screen Members discounts Audio Described I Signed Writer Anthony McCarten Composer Anne Dudley Director James Dacre Associate Director Sarah Stacey Lighting Designer Charles Balfour Sound Designer David Gregory Video Designer Duncan McLean

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Production photographs by Manuel Harlan

Designer Jonathan Fensom

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A Royal & Derngate, Northampton and English Touring Opera co-production

AN INTIMATE NEW CABARET CAPTURED ON FILM A cutting-edge new musical about identity, sexuality, and what makes us who we are. An hour-long song-cycle weaves a path from cabaret artist Jessica Walker’s (Alone in Berlin) emotionally complex childhood right up to her very particular wedding day, with songs about early gender confusion, sexual assault, first love and betrayal, and family secrets. It is a powerful, personal story with universal themes, expressed through Atkins and Walker’s uncategorisable musical mix of humour, classicism, torch, and a touch of Eighties synth.

Available to watch online this August at

www.scene-unseen.co.uk

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OCTOBER

“BE BRAINWASHED INTO JOY BY ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST MAGICIANS” New York Times

“THE CLOSEST OUR GALAXY CAN BOAST TO A JEDI MASTER” Empire

The multi-award-winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, Derren Brown, is back, launching his first brand new theatre show in six years: SHOWMAN. Derren is at his very best on stage. His one-man shows have received wide critical acclaim and more Olivier wins and nominations than any other in history!

Tue 25 – Sat 29 October Evenings 7.30pm Sat Matinee 2.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £35.50 Recommended for ages 12+

The content of SHOWMAN remains a closely guarded secret, but if you’ve seen him before, you know you’re in for a powerhouse treat!

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OCTOBER

M I SS M A R P L E R E T U R N S TO T H E S TAG E . . .

SU SIE B L A KE SOPH IE WA RD JO E M c FAD D E N

I O N BY A P TAT D A W AFF A NE WA G S T

R AC H E

1960s England and a wind of change is blowing through the land. It has even reached the sleepy village of St. Mary Mead. There’s a new housing estate to make the villagers curious and fearful. And even stranger, a rich American film star has bought the Manor House. Jane Marple, confined to a chair after an accident, is wondering if life has passed her by. Then there is a vicious murder, and Miss Marple must unravel a web of lies, tragedy and danger. This adaptation of Agatha Christie’s famous novel brings real emotional depth and psychological insight to a thrilling story of revenge and the dark secrets that we all hide. But can anything be hidden from Miss Marple? A brand-new production of Rachel Wagstaff’s acclaimed adaptation produced by the award-winning Original Theatre. Starring Susie Blake as Miss Marple (Victoria Wood’s As Seen on TV, Coronation Street, Mrs. Brown’s Boys), Sophie Ward (Royal & Derngate production of Brave New World, A Very British Scandal, Holby City, Land Girls) and Joe McFadden (Holby City, Heartbeat and Strictly Come Dancing 2017 winner).

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Mon 31 October – Sat 5 November Evenings 7.30pm Thu/Sat Matinees 2.30pm ROYAL Tickets from £11 Audio Described I Signed Recommended for ages 12+ Presented by Original Theatre Adapted for the stage by Rachel Wagstaff Directed by Philip Franks

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NOVEMBER

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A musical by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth The death of a much-loved husband prompts a group of ordinary women in a small Yorkshire Women’s Institute to raise money for charity by doing an extraordinary thing – creating a ‘nude’ calendar. This musical, based on the true story and the hit film Calendar Girls, is coming to Royal & Derngate in November. Having performed over 30 shows on the Derngate stage, including most recently Shrek The Musical and Made In Dagenham, Northampton Musical Theatre Company return once again to perform this heartwarming and funny story by Tim Firth, accompanied with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow.

Tue 1 – Sat 5 November Evenings 7.30pm Sat Matinee 2.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £16 Originally Produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and The Shubert Organisation. Based on the play Calendar Girls written by Tim Firth and on the motion picture Calendar Girls written by Tim Firth and Juliette Towhidi. This amateur production of Calendar Girls: The Musical is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

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NOVEMBER 16

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NOVEMBER AUGUST Let your soul sing with the dazzling multi-award-winning Dreamgirls. Direct from the West End with an extraordinary story and the unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals that send audiences wild, this spectacular musical production features the classic songs, And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, Listen, I Am Changing and One Night Only. Meet The Dreams – Effie, Lorrell and Deena – three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history. Join the three friends as they embark upon a musical rollercoaster ride through a world of fame, fortune, and the ruthless realities of show business, testing their friendships to the very limit.

Tue 22 – Sat 26 November Evenings 7.30pm Thu/Sat Matinees 2.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £15.50 Audio Described I Signed

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“A GLITTERING TOUR DE FORCE OF DISCO AND SOUL” Daily Express

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NOVEMBER

“A FANTASTICAL ADVENTURE” The Guardian

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“A TRULY BEAUTIFUL SHOW FILLED WITH MAGIC” Everything Theatre

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NOVEMBER Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse… Having enchanted children at Christmas time for more than 200 years, this popular festive poem bursts into life in a magical and immersive production for under 7s and their grown-ups. Watch in amazement as Father Christmas and his reindeer fly through the starlit sky on their busy Christmas Eve journey, ensuring that every last present is delivered on time! In collaboration with Polka Theatre, who worked with us on The Everywhere Bear and Moominsummer Madness, this festive story will bring the magic of Christmas to life our Underground Studio this December.

A Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Polka Theatre production

Fri 25 November – Sat 31 December 2022 UNDERGROUND Tickets from £11 Ideal for Under 7s and their families Workshops Whole performance bookings available for schools and nurseries Relaxed Adaptor Hattie Naylor Director Roman Stefanski Designer Kate Bunce Lighting Designer Aaron Dootson

Production photographs by Greta Mitchell

Sound Designer Julian Butler

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THE GREATEST SHOWMAN’S

HORRIBLE HISTORIES’

RICHARD DAVID-CAINE

KEALA SETTLE

PANTO LEGEND

BOB GOLDING

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DECEMBER

HHHHH “THE PERFECT FEEL-GOOD FAMILY SHOW” Toddle About*

Don’t miss our hilarious, fun-filled, family pantomime Jack And The Beanstalk. Join Jack and The Good Fairy as they climb the beanstalk to do battle with the Giant… it will be a Fe-Fi-Fo-Fun of a show! Vocal powerhouse Keala Settle, star of global blockbuster movie The Greatest Showman, stars as The Good Fairy, alongside the brilliant Richard David-Caine (Horrible Histories) as the baddie, and pantomime legend Bob Golding who returns as Dame Trot. Written by Paul Hendy, it is produced by Evolution, the same team behind last year’s smash hit Dick Whittington, and winners of the 2021 British Pantomime Award for Best Panto. Jack and the Beanstalk is the pantomime you’ve ‘bean’ waiting for, with lavish sets, hilarious jokes, knockout vocals and fun for the whole family. Book your tickets today!

“GOLDING IS OUTSTANDING WITH AN EYE FOR COMEDY THAT IS FIRST-RATE” Beyond the Curtain*

“THIS IS A WINNER FOR ALL GENERATIONS OF THE FAMILY” Northampton Chronicle and Echo*

Book now for the best seats at the best prices! Fri 9 December 2022 – Mon 2 January 2023 DERNGATE Tickets from £12 Concessions, Groups and Stage & Screen Members discounts Audio Described I Signed Captioned I Relaxed DECEMBER Fri 9

7pm

Sat 10

2.30pm

Sun 11

2pm

Fri 16

7pm 6pm 7pm

Sat 17

2pm

7pm

Sun 18

11am

7pm

Tue 20

2.30pm

7pm

Wed 21

2.30pm

7pm

Thu 22

2.30pm

7pm

Fri 23

2.30pm

7pm

Sat 24

1pm

5pm

Mon 26

1pm

5pm

Tue 27

1pm

5pm 7pm

Wed 28

2.30pm

Thu 29

2.30pm

7pm

Fri 30

1pm

5pm

Sat 31

1pm

5pm

JANUARY Mon 2

1pm

5pm

*All reviews refer to Evolution Productions’ Dick Whittington in 2021

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Production photographs by Pamela Raith

A GIANT OF A PANTOMIME!

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JANUARY Three Chers is better than one! Three West End stars play Cher as we span her iconic career: Millie O’Connell (SIX, Rent) as Babe, Danielle Steers (Bat Out of Hell, SIX) as Lady and the Olivier Award nominated Debbie Kurup (Prince of Egypt, The Bodyguard) as the ultimate diva, Star. The Cher Show tells the incredible story of Cher’s meteoric rise to fame, flying in the face of convention at every turn. This huge new production features a fresh take on her show-stopping costumes which earned her the title of “the ruler of outré reinvention” (Vogue). In a dazzling glitter fest sparkling with Cher’s signature wit and style, you’ll be spinning in the aisles to the sounds of her biggest hits, including If I Could Turn Back Time, Strong Enough, Gypsies Tramps and Thieves, The Shoop Shoop Song, I Got You Babe and Believe.

Tue 10 – Sat 14 January 2023 Evenings 7.30pm Wed & Sat Matinees 2.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £11 Concessions, Groups and Stage & Screen Members discounts Audio Described I Signed Recommended for ages 12+

Written by Tony award-winning Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), this brand new UK production is directed by Arlene Phillips (Grease, Starlight Express), choreographed by Oti Mabuse (double Strictly winner) with costumes by Gabriella Slade (Spice World Tour, SIX).

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JANUARY Dust off your tap shoes and join an unlikely group of adult dancers for the much loved, award-winning comedy by Richard Harris – Stepping Out. Mavis, a former professional dancer, teaches a troupe of bumbling adult tappers, but before the dancing starts, she must mediate the drama that erupts between this motley but loveable crew. A couple of tantrums and time steps later, it’s love and friendship that unites them all! This tap-tastic new production is led by Hayley Tamaddon (Coronation Street, Emmerdale), as Mavis, with Rita Simons (EastEnders, I’m A Celebrity) as Maxine, Harriet Thorpe (The Brittas Empire, Absolutely Fabulous!) as Dorothy and Wendi Peters (Coronation Street, Hetty Feather) as Vera. David Ball Productions and Paul Woolf for the Kings Theatre Portsmouth.

Mon 30 January – Sat 4 February 2023 Evenings 7.30pm Wed & Sat Matinees 2.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £11 Concessions, Groups and Stage & Screen Members discounts Audio Described I Signed Designer Cory Shipp Choreographer Joanna Goodwin Director Dan Phillips

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FEBRUARY

A Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Children’s Theatre Partnership co-production

Sat 11 – Sat 25 February 2023 Evenings 7pm Thu & Sat Matinees 2pm (excl. Sat 11 February) ROYAL Tickets from £13 Concessions, Groups and Stage & Screen Members discounts Audio Described I Signed Captioned

Unexpected Twist is a re-telling of the Charles Dickens classic, Oliver Twist, by one the best-loved figures in the children’s book world, Michael Rosen. Shona and her class are studying Oliver Twist. She’s new in school and keeps finding herself in trouble – much like Oliver himself! When she’s given a new phone by a stranger, she begins to suspect there’s something fishy about the new kids she’s met... Combining two stories in one; Rosen’s new tale alongside the Dickens classic that inspired it, Artistic Director James Dacre and designer Francis Bradshaw’s (Two Trains Running) production brings to vivid life the worlds of both Shona and Oliver as their stories twist together, unexpectedly! Adapted for the stage by BAFTA award-winning playwright Roy Williams (Soul) in a thrilling new Made In Northampton and Children’s Theatre Partnership production.

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APRIL A Royal & Derngate, Northampton, China Plate, Inspector Sands and Oxford Playhouse co-production

Mon 24 April – Sat 6 May 2023 Evenings 7.30pm (Fri 28 April 7pm) Sat & Thu Matinees 2.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £13 Concessions, Groups and Stage & Screen Members discounts Audio Described I Signed Captioned Writer Ben Lewis Director Lucinka Eisler Design Jamie Vartan Costume Design Johanna Mårtensson Lighting Matt Daw Sound Design Elena Peña

Channelling Emily Brontë’s piercing wit and fierce emotion, Inspector Sands bring their characteristic humour, passion and pathos to the infamous love story of Heathcliff and Catherine.

Casting Annelie Powell CDG and Hayley Kaimakliotis

“We don’t in general take to foreigners here… unless they take to us first”

Artistic Associate Giulia Innocenti

Wuthering Heights will contain violence, peril, social awkwardness, exhilarating music, high winds and mud.

Assistant Director Keziah Joseph

“THEY ARE BRILLIANT AND RECKLESS, PRECISE AND INVENTIVE, INTELLIGENT AND FRANK. THEY ARE KALEIDOSCOPIC CREATORS. DON’T MISS THEM!” New York Theatre Guide on Inspector Sands

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FEBRUARY ...You young men of the Tunnelling brigade, you are all dead. Not counted among the dead because your bodies were not buried with the dead. But dead inside... A new dance theatre event, delving into the story of Tommy Shelby and the Peaky Blinders, written by the creator of the global hit television series. Dazzling, athletic dance and stunning dramatization, with an iconic eclectic Peaky soundtrack, and a live on-stage band. Tommy and the Peakys fought together at Flanders and the show opens in the trenches. Bound by this experience, a really personal story unfolds as the Shelby family navigate the decisions that determine their fate and Tommy is intoxicated by the mysterious Grace. A Rambert production in association with Birmingham Hippodrome. Co-produced with The Lowry. Inspired by the television series Peaky Blinders created by Steven Knight in association with Caryn Mandabach Productions. Peaky Blinders TM © Caryn Mandabach Productions 2022. Licensed by Caryn Mandabach Productions.

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Tue 21 – Sat 25 February 2023 Evenings 7.30pm Sat Matinee 2.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £13 Concessions, Groups and Stage & Screen Members discounts Audio Described I Signed Recommended for ages 15+ This show is based on the TV series and there will be some representation of violence, sex and drug use.

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FEBRUARY Based on Baz Luhrmann’s award-winning worldwide film phenomenon, Strictly Ballroom: The Musical is heading out on a brand-new UK and Ireland tour starring Strictly Come Dancing favourite Kevin Clifton and BBC’s EastEnders’ Maisie Smith! Directed and co-choreographed by Britain’s best loved TV Judge, Craig Revel Horwood, Strictly Ballroom: The Musical follows arrogant, rebellious young ballroom dancer, Scott Hastings (Kevin Clifton). When his radical and daring dance style sees him fall out of favour with Australian Federation, he must dance with beginner, Fran (Maisie Smith). Together they find the courage to defy tradition and discover that to win, your steps don’t need to be strictly ballroom!

Mon 27 February – Sat 4 March 2023 Evenings 7.30pm Wed & Sat Matinees 2.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £11 Proudly presented by Strictly Ballroom The Tour Limited. By Agreement with Global Creatures.

Featuring smash-hit songs Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Time After Time, and all new music written by internationally acclaimed artists including Sia, David Foster and Eddie Perfect. This feel-good ballroom sensation is sure to make for an unforgettable evening!

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AUGUST

Coming Soon In 2023

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Mon 10 – Sat 15 April 28

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Fri 8 – Sat 16 September

Available to watch online Autumn 2022 at www.whocares2032.com www.royalandderngate.co.uk

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SEPTEMBER

Also This Season... We’ve got a great line up of events for the Autumn 22 season. Whether you’re here for classic rock, classical music or classic one-liners, you’re sure to find something to tempt you. Our Stage & Screen Members enjoy discounts on most performances in this section. Visit us online for further details at royalandderngate.co.uk

RUSSELL KANE

KIM WILDE

Sat 10 September 8pm DERNGATE Tickets from £22 I 14+

Sun 18 September 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £31 I 14+

Russell Kane‘s bringing to town his gut-punch funny, searing, award-winning take on the two years we’ve just gone through.

Following worldwide success of Here Come The Aliens and the recent live album Aliens Live, Kim Wilde and her incredible band are back with Greatest Hits Tour, featuring hit singles from 1981 to 2020.

The Essex Variant

Hailed as The Guardian’s “Number 1 comedy performance to come out of 2020”, this high-octane show brings nuclear-energy, belly laughs and pant-wetting observations which prove laughter really is the best medicine* (*actually, it’s probably hospital medicine). Russell Kane currently has two chart-topping, award-bagging podcasts in Man Baggage and Evil Genius and is a regular on Channel 4, BBC, and ITV and all the usual shows you see funny people on. He’s also a writer, actor, and presenter. He drinks lots of coffee and is “like that in real life”.

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Greatest Hits Tour

Featuring classics such as Kids In America, Hangin’ On, You Came and other less often heard hits like A Million Miles Away and Love Is Holy – this is the definitive Kim Wilde show. As with all Kim’s shows, the lighting and sound is first class… stunning visuals and of course, the most exciting band in the business… the legendary two drummers! Kim’s special guests on this tour are the amazing China Crisis who had hits such as Wishful Thinking and King In A Catholic Style.

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SEPTEMBER

ED GAMBLE Electric

Wed 21 September 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £22 I 14+

After a sell-out tour of his house in 2020 (extended into 2021 due to popular demand), Ol’ Broken Pancreas is charged up and ready to flick the switch on another night of attention seeking. Co-host of the award-winning mega-hit podcast Off Menu with James Acaster, Taskmaster champion, and he also has his own special Blood Sugar available worldwide on Amazon Prime. As seen and heard on Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, The Russell Howard Hour, QI, Would I Lie To You and Sunday mornings on Radio X alongside Matthew Crosby.

JUSTIN HAYWARD

The Voice of the Moody Blues Thu 22 September 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £42

Justin Hayward’s career is now in its fifth decade. He is best known as the vocalist, lead guitarist and composer for the iconic Moody Blues, whose hits include the masterful Nights In White Satin, Tuesday Afternoon, Question, The Voice plus other classic, era and genre-defining hits. These tracks laid the foundation for the incredible success story of the Moody Blues – as well as Hayward’s solo work – which continues to this day. A rare chance for Justin’s fans to connect with one of music’s keenest talents and to hear the music that he loves presented with a truly personal touch.

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THE NIGHT SKY SHOW Fri 23 September 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £20

Using amazing visual effects, The Night Sky Show will take you on an epic journey across the cosmos from our celestial back yard. A night for anyone who wants to laugh, learn and enjoy, this promises a memorable, theatrical experience for all. It is hosted by Adrian West (best known as VirtualAstro on social media), author, and one of the most popular online astronomy personalities. Journey around the constellations, stars, planets and more, with entertaining tours, stories, and the endless possibilities of our future with the night sky and beyond!

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SEPTEMBER

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THE CUBE DISABILITY ARTS ACADEMY Cube Love 2022

Sat 24 September 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £20

Cube Love 2022 is coming to Royal & Derngate this September and is the highly anticipated sequel to last year’s incredible production. Immerse yourself in the talent the The Cube Disability Arts Academy students have to offer and come and support all their hard work as we put them front and centre stage for a night you will not forget. Set to be their biggest production yet, this is one you will not want to miss. Book early to avoid disappointment and come and spread the Cube Love!

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DAWN FRENCH IS A HUGE TW*T Sun 25 September 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £42 I 14+

A statement from Dawn French: “This show is so-named because unfortunately, it’s horribly accurate. There have been far too many times I have made stupid mistakes or misunderstood something vital or jumped the gun in a spectacular display of tw*ttery. I thought I might tell some of these buttock-clenching embarrassing stories to give the audience a peek behind the scenes of my work life… Roll up! Book early to see the telly vicar lady be a total tw*t on stage, live in front of your very eyes. And ears.”

ESSENTIAL 80s

Featuring Paul Young, T’Pau + Hue & Cry Tue 27 September 7pm DERNGATE Tickets £33.50 VIP package available

The decade of fun and flamboyancy, the era of music videos, the 12 inch, compilation CDs and some of the most enduring popstars in the world! Eighties heartthrob Paul Young, shot to fame with his much-loved album No Parlez followed by a stream of top 10 hits such as Wherever I Lay My Hat and Love Of The Common People. Carol Decker of T’Pau, broke hearts with her powerful vocals on huge hits such as China In Your Hands and the uniquely arranged debut single Heart And Soul. Scottish duo Hue & Cry were a force majeure with their high energy hit Labour Of Love. Their seminal album Remote was released to huge acclaim spawning the singles Ordinary Angel, Violently and Looking For Linda.

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SEPTEMBER

MARTIN BAYFIELD’S RUGBY LEGENDS Fri 30 September 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £32 VIP Package available

STEVE HACKETT Genesis Revisited – Foxtrot At Fifty + Hackett Highlights

Wed 28 September 7.45pm DERNGATE Tickets from £41.50

Hot on the heels of his most successful solo tour ever, Steve Hackett brings his Foxtrot At Fifty + Hackett Highlights tour to Northampton in 2022. The tour will mark the 50 th anniversary of the legendary Genesis album Foxtrot which, in 1972, was pivotal in establishing the band as a major force in British rock. Guitarist Steve Hackett joined Genesis in 1971, making his band debut on the Nursery Cryme album which enjoyed a greater commercial success in Europe than the UK. After extensive touring, the band were encouraged, by audience reactions, to further experiment with ever longer compositions and develop their ability to incorporate strong narratives.

From the police beat to the Hollywood movie screen to a Five Nations Grand Slam and MasterChef final, Martin Bayfield has had a varied life! Join the former Northampton Saints player, England International and true giant of the game as he embarks on his Rugby Legends UK tour. Martin will take to the stage with former players to reveal never-heard-before stories and incredible insight into the sport we all treasure. The audience can expect stories with soon to be announced special guests about international games, local teams, legends emerging from coal mines, farms, police stations, classrooms, universities. Matches played on 6” of grass, mud in the winter, hard pan in the autumn and spring months. Riotous end of season tours and half cooked lasagne or chilli con carne after the game washed down with beer, then the long, meandering journey home.

LUCY WORSLEY Sat 15 October 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets £32 I 14+

Spend an evening with the Queen of History, Lucy Worsley, as she delves into the fascinating life of the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie. Sharing her research based on the writer’s personal letters and papers, Lucy will uncover the real Agatha Christie – the story of a person who, despite the obstacles of class and gender, became an astonishingly successful working woman. An entertaining and enlightening evening, emphasising not just Agatha’s unique gifts as a storyteller but her revolutionary qualities as a determined, successful, and thoroughly modern woman.

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OCTOBER

10cc Sun 16 October 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £36.50

Among the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc are one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure. The line-up features Graham Gouldman (bass, guitar, vocals), Rick Fenn (lead guitar, bass, vocals), Paul Burgess (drums, percussion) – both of whom have been with the band since the early years – Keith Hayman (keyboards, guitars, bass, vocals) and Iain Hornal (vocals, percussion, guitar, keyboards) join to perform many of their classic hits including Rubber Bullets, Dreadlock Holiday and I’m Not In Love.

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AL STEWART With The Empty Pockets

Mon 17 October 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £39.50

Al Stewart reprises his 2019 touring line-up with The Empty Pockets, his first major tour since finding himself side-lined for most of 2020 due to the pandemic. Once again Al and the Pockets will be joined by saxophonist Marc Macisso. He will be playing his old favourites Year Of The Cat, Time Passages, On The Border, Nostradamus and Roads To Moscow along with selections from his deep catalogue. The Scottish-born singersongwriter has released nearly 20 introspective and lyrically powerful records featuring brilliant backing musicians (Jimmy Page, Phil Collins, Richard Thompson, Peter White, etc). His biggest platinum successes, Year Of The Cat and Time Passages, were released in 1976 & 1978 respectively.

THE PUNDITS Tue 18 October 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £31.50

Come and join football punditry royalty. Host Jeff Stelling is joined by the ultimate panel of pundits including Paul Merson, Matt Le Tissier, Phil Thompson and Charlie Nicholas. The boys are really back in town! Jaw-dropping revelations and hilarity ensue as the quintet with an opinion on absolutely everything, do what they do best – talk football... from players to managers and everything in between. Anecdotal stories of the guests’ colourful playing days on and off the field make this a dream night for any soccer fan. The event will feature a Q&A, enabling you to ask the lads whatever you want. Make sure you don’t miss out on what is sure to be the best football pundit show that you will see live this year.

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OCTOBER

JON RICHARDSON The Knitwit

Wed 19 October 8pm & Sun 12 February 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £25 I 14+

Will the recycling be put out on the right day? Who is going to smooth over the top of the margarine? How many lights are on upstairs when everybody is downstairs? Watch Jon pretend that these aren’t his foremost concerns as he leaves home on his first tour since the last one. Best known as a team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Cats Countdown (Channel 4), host of Dave’s Ultimate Worrier and sitcom Meet The Richardsons. As well as Would I Lie To You (BBC One), Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC One) and Taskmaster (Dave).

AL MURRAY

Gig For Victory Fri 21 October 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £29.50 I 14+

As the dust settles and we emerge blinking into the dawn of a new year, the men and women of this great country will need answers. Answers that they know they need, answers to questions they never knew existed. And when that moment comes, who better to show the way, to provide those answers, than the people’s man of the people, the Pub Landlord? Steeped in the deep and ancient barroom wisdom of countless lock ins, the Pub Landlord is there to show the way. Wherever you are, he will – within sensible travel limits and theatre booking policy – come, offering people thirsty for common sense a full pint of the good stuff.

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SIR BRYN TERFEL

Songs & Arias Sun 23 October 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £41.50 VIP package available

The Welsh bass-baritone, Sir Bryn Terfel performs an evening dedicated to the world of Songs And Arias. A concert that brings together some of his signature roles from opera along with famous tunes from musical theatre and music-hall. Bryn will perform songs and arias he adores to sing, accompanied by Annabel Thwaite on piano and Hannah Stone on harp. The personal playlist from one of the world’s most sought-after singers will include music from Mozart to Wagner, to some sublime music from his native Wales, in an evening that will be one to remember!

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OCTOBER

NC JAZZ PRESENTS Toni Kofi Quintet: A Tribute To Cannonball Mon 24 October 8pm ROYAL Tickets from £17

UPFRONT COMEDY Sun 23 October 8pm ROYAL Tickets from £14.50 I 14+

Alto-sax master Tony Kofi fronts this loving celebration of the jazz giant (in every sense) Julian ‘Cannnonball’ Adderley. With Andy Davies (trumpet), Alex Webb (piano), Andrew Cleyndert (bass) and Alfonso Vitale (drums) the group traces the explosive music of Cannonball from his first session as leader in 1955 through work with Miles Davis to the soul-jazz of the 1960s. The repertoire includes Adderley brothers classics like Things Are Getting Better, Work Song, Del Sasser, Sack o’Woe and many others.

Upfront Comedy’s Autumn special hosted by comedian turned Teletubbie John Simmit, introducing comedy heavyweight Kane Brown, the award-winning Ali Woods and guests for a night of urban belly laughs with an edge. to supporting A festival dedicated lished artists ab est d an emerging SUN 6 NOVEMBER MON 31 OCTOBER –

Royal & Derngate’s annual festival supporting new work from local artists will be taking place at Royal & Derngate on stage and online from Mon 31 October - Sun 6 November. A programme of new pieces in development and an exciting range of free masterclasses and networking opportunities will be announced on our website this Autumn. Whether you are making work yourself or wish to support others and see new work from the amazing talent in this area, there will be something for everyone! To find out more or to get involved please email getinvolved@royalandderngate.co.uk

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OCTOBER

MAISIE ADAM Buzzed Tue 25 October 7.45pm ROYAL Tickets from £17 I 15+

Fresh from Live at The Apollo, Mock The Week and The Last Leg, Best Newcomer nominee Maisie Adam is back with a brand new show for 2022, Buzzed. Rammed with witty observations, high-octane energy and some right good jokes. This high-energy show promises to be better than whatever else you had planned (unless you had plans to go dancing with Cher).

CHRIS McCAUSLAND Speaky Blinder

Thu 27 October 7.45pm ROYAL Tickets from £19 I 16+

One of the UK’s top stand-ups Chris McCausland returns to the Royal & Derngate with a stand-up show about life, family, and loads of other nonsense as well! Star of the Royal Variety Performance, Would I Lie to You?, Have I Got News for You, QI and Live At The Apollo.

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RALPH McTELL Fri 28 October 7.30pm ROYAL Tickets from £29

Ralph McTell is touring his album Hill Of Beans. Produced by the legendary Tony Visconti, it is Ralph’s first album of original material for 10 years. The performance will feature plenty of songs from his 50+ year career in addition to showcasing some of his most recent work. A singer songwriter of international acclaim who has played across the world, McTell brings his exquisite song writing to life with virtuoso guitar picking and evocative stories. His spellbinding songs and wry humorous anecdotes take the audience from his busker days in Paris, to concert halls in Australia and America and through the Streets Of London.

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OCTOBER

SH*T-FACED SHAKESPEARE Macbeth

AN EVENING WITH NOEL FITZPATRICK

THAT’LL BE THE DAY

Sat 29 October 8pm ROYAL Tickets from £22 I 16+

Sun 6 November 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £37

Mon 7 November 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £28 I 12+

The smash-hit, internationally acclaimed, multi sell-out fringe phenomenon is touring the UK with one of Shakespeare’s most loved plays: Macbeth.

Noel Fitzpatrick returns to the stage this autumn with a brandnew show which will delight animal lovers of all ages and anyone who feels like they need some love, hope and healing in their lives.

That’ll Be The Day’s Rock & Roll Christmas show has been running for over thirty years and has grown into the most popular touring production in the U.K.

Sh*t-faced Shakespeare is the hilarious combination of an entirely serious adaptation of a Shakespearean classic, with an entirely sh*t-faced cast member. With one cast member selected at random and given four hours to drink before every show we present to you classical theatre as it was always meant to be seen. With a gin in one hand, a cup of wine in the other and a flagon of ale in the other... what could possibly go wrong?

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Following his hugely popular tour in 2018, An Evening with Noel Fitzpatrick will give audiences a unique opportunity to gain an intimate insight into Noel’s extraordinary bionic world and the animals who have inspired him along the way. Noel will share a rollercoaster ride of successes and failures, demonstrating why love really is all that matters – and how our animal friends can teach us very important life lessons, which can make us better people.

Christmas Show

Refreshed every year, the show combines the best pop Christmas classics and traditional Christmas songs with hilarious comedy routines. For many, the That’ll Be The Day Christmas Show is the essential start to their festive season. The audience is taken on a rollercoaster sleigh ride through the ‘golden’ age of Rock & Roll and Pop and is guaranteed to leave with that ‘feel good’ factor. The super talented cast ensure a high quality variety show which, to date, has delighted over a million customers.

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NOVEMBER

LEVEL 42

Lessons In Live Tue 8 November 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £34.50

The Lessons In Live Tour follows the hugely successful From Eternity To Here Tour, which celebrated the band’s fifth decade. Level 42 is a band with nothing to prove, but all the desire to continue their run at the top. To date, the band and Mark King have released 14 studio albums, 7 live albums, the Sirens’ EP, and 6 compilation albums, had 18 top 40 singles, including the era-defining Lessons In Love, Something About You, Leaving Me Now, Running In The Family and Hot Water, and sold in excess of 30 million albums worldwide. In short, they have proven to be one of the most successful British bands ever and it is clear they continue to set the benchmark for British Jazz Funk.

JOOLS HOLLAND And His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra Wed 9 November 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £47

Musical master of ceremonies Jools Holland and his muchloved Rhythm & Blues Orchestra are back and joined by Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall alongside special guest Roland Gift.

PAUL CHOWDHRY Family Friendly Comedian

Thu 10 November 8pm DERNGATE Tickets from £27 I 14+

Following his global smash hit Live Innit, the star of Taskmaster and the first British-Asian stand-up to sell-out London’s Wembley Arena is back. After barely surviving the pandemic, and with two years of pent up killer material, Paul tackles the UK’s handling of the pandemic, why the rules of six only worked for white people, fame, England football fans and Tom Cruise landing his helicopter in someone’s garden. Don’t miss it!

Support from Mari Wilson.

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NOVEMBER

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STRICTLY NORTHAMPTON 2022 Sat 12 November 7pm DERNGATE Tickets from £19.50

Join us for the 11 Anniversary of Strictly Northampton run by Step by Step Dance School! th

Now in it’s 11 th year, this competition will see local superstars take to the stage in this Ballroom and Latin extravaganza. Leading up to this, contestants will be paired up with students from Step by Step Dance School for just 8 weeks and dance to live band Jazz Colossus for the first time in the history of Strictly Northampton! In support of Cynthia Spencer Hospice Charity. A night not to be missed!

JAMALI MADDIX King Crud

FLO AND JOAN Sweet Release

Sat 12 November 8pm ROYAL Tickets from £18 I 16+

Sun 13 November 8pm ROYAL Tickets from £24.50

As seen on Taskmaster, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order and his critically acclaimed series Hate Thy Neighbor For Vice, Jamali Maddix is heading out on tour. With a brand new show for 2022 Jamali will be tackling more home truths and universal issues. A master of the craft this latest show is not to be missed.

Multi-award-winning musical comedy duo (and sisters) Flo & Joan are climbing out of their pits, armed with a piano and percussion section to bring you a brand new show of their critically acclaimed songs and comedy.

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Their unique, sharp-tongued style has taken them around the world with multiple sell-out tours and appearances at the Just For Laughs Festival Montreal and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Now they are back with their biggest ever UK national tour, poking around all the classic topics of the day: over-thinking, alien lovers and fringes.

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NOVEMBER

HARRY HILL Pedigree Fun!

Fri 18 November 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £32 I 14+

Harry is back with brand-new amazing jokes in an all-singing, all-dancing one-man spectacular. “I hadn’t realised how much I missed performing live until lockdown stopped me from doing it,” says Harry, “It’s great to be going back on stage and the good news is I am planning a very silly show.” Audiences will meet Harry’s new baby elephant, Sarah, and Ian, The Information Worm. Harry will also be joined by Stouffer the Cat (his famous sidekick) who commented “what can I tell you? When Harry calls you say yes – end of!”

PEOPLE’S PANEL We are looking for members of our local community to help drive change and bring new ideas and initiatives to Royal & Derngate. The People’s Panel will be made up of people representing the town and county, and will champion, support and scrutinise the work of Royal & Derngate to help steer its direction over the coming years. We hope to establish a group that’s representative of the local area, so will very much welcome interest from: • Young people (aged 16-25) • People with disabilities • Neurodivergent people • People from varied cultural backgrounds and languages • LGBTQ+ people If you are keen to have a say in how your local theatre is run we would love to hear from you or do get in touch if you have any questions or would like to discuss. HOW TO APPLY: To apply, please submit either a written, audio or video piece (of no more than 500 words or three minutes), telling us: • Who you are • Why you would like to join the People’s Panel in support of Royal & Derngate’s work • What you would like to see or take part in at Royal & Derngate Applications should be emailed to emma.ling@royalandderngate.co.uk

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NOVEMBER

WOMAN TO WOMAN Sat 19 November 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £40.50 VIP Meet and Greet package available

After the huge success of their last tour which played to over 35,000 people, Beverley Craven, Judie Tzuke and Julia Fordham reunite and this time have invited Rumer to join them. Woman to Woman sees a unique and timeless collaboration between four of the UK’s most celebrated female singersongwriters performing their classic hit singles and album tracks alongside their sensational band. This unforgettable experience will be a chance to hear much loved songs including the worldwide smash hit Promise Me, Happy Ever After, Welcome To The Cruise, Slow, Holding On, (Love Moves In) Mysterious Ways, Aretha and the haunting Stay With Me Till Dawn alongside many other favourites.

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CHRISTMAS WITH ALED AND RUSSELL

STEVE STEINMAN’S

Sun 20 November 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £34 I 14+

Wed 25 January DERNGATE Tickets from £33.50

Two of the world’s greatest classical voices, Aled Jones and Russell Watson, reunite for Christmas 2022 following a three-year hiatus, having achieved tremendous successes between them, from prestigious awards to record-breaking chart sales.

From the producers of Anything For Love – The Meat Loaf Story comes the classic rock musical sensation that’s been rocking the nation for 20 years.

VAMPIRES ROCK Ghost Train

Starring Steve Steinman and an incredible cast of singers, dancers and musicians, this show will have you rocking in the aisles. A tongue-in-cheek and laugh out loud storyline combined with an incredible stage set, lighting and sound, and a show like no other. Featuring over 30 of the greatest classic rock anthems of all time, including Queen, AC/DC, Bonnie Tyler, Meat Loaf, Bon Jovi, Journey and Guns N’ Roses. “THEY SHOULD PRESCRIBE THIS SHOW ON THE NHS” Bournemouth Echo

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JANUARY

DAVID O’DOHERTY whoa is me

Thu 26 January 7.45pm ROYAL Tickets from £25 I 14+

Here he comes again, trotting on to the stage with all of the misplaced confidence of a waiter with no pad. There’ll be lots of talking, some apologising and some songs on a glued together plastic keyboard from 1986. As seen on Channel 4’s Along For The Ride With David O’Doherty, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and BBC’s Live At the Apollo.

THE 80s SHOW Sat 28 January 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £28

The greatest tribute to the greatest decade, brings you the best 80s party on the planet! The 80s Show covers as many of these eras as possible and has gone to monumental lengths to get all the sounds and music absolutely perfect to take you on a journey of nostalgia to the golden days when it was all about fun! Featuring only the best musicians and singers around with a female sax and percussionist, this band are hard to tell the difference from the record! Add to that an amazing light, video and laser show, you can sing and dance away to the massive hits of Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Duran Duran, Tears For Fears, Spandau Ballet, Wham, Go West, Level 42, OMD, Erasure, Elton John, David Bowie and many more, with a few nice surprises.

GARY DELANEY Gary in Punderland Sat 28 January 7.45pm ROYAL Tickets from £22 I 16+

Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world – star of Live At The Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back! One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock The Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he’s ready to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you’re hunting for snark, Gary’s got it covered.

HHHH “A CAVALCADE OF BRILLIANTLY INVENTIVE PUNS” Guardian

HHHH “A MASTER CRAFTSMAN” Times

Frankie says “Don’t miss it!”

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FEBRUARY

TOM STADE

The High Road Fri 3 February 7.30pm ROYAL Tickets from £20.50 I 16+

During these turbulent times, Tom has been flying by the seat of his pants and trying to remember what was important before responsibility and fear got in the way. He’s simplified his life; sold his house (and most of his retro possessions) and embarked on his latest round of misadventures. Join him, on a no-holds-barred trip as he tackles all manner of gritty issues: What does Lovehoney have to do with Covid? Can Vicks Vapour Rub be used as a lubricant? How far would your dog go to protect you and what does Grandpa really want for Christmas? With impeccable style, and his usual sense of mischief, the Canadian comedy legend goes to places that others dare not tread. Join this hilarious trip as Tom travels the High Road…

STACEY DOOLEY Sat 4 February 7.30pm ROYAL Tickets from £23

Following several sell-out UK tours, Stacey Dooley is heading back on the road to celebrate the publication of her new book Are You Really OK? Understanding Britain’s Mental Health Emergency, which explores the mental health crisis in Britain and its particular impact on young people, inspired by Stacey’s two most recent documentaries on mental health. In conversation for these limited events, Stacey will open up the conversation about mental health in young people, to challenge the stigma and stereotypes around it.

GIOVANNI PERNICE

Made In Italy Sun 5 February 5pm DERNGATE Tickets from £41

Signed

Strictly Come Dancing 2021 champion and dance heartthrob Giovanni Pernice invites you to join him on a journey to his homeland for his brand new 2023 production of Made In Italy. Joined by an outstanding ensemble of some of the best dancers and singers from the ballroom and theatre world, this show promises to be a fantastic night out!

Join her for what promises to be a thought-provoking, inspiring and informative evening. With a chance to try your own hand at journalism and ask Stacey the questions, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

“GLORIOUSLY FUNNY” Scotsman

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FEBRUARY

JOHN BARROWMAN I Am What I Am West End To Broadway Thu 9 February 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £27

John Barrowman is the epitome of show business! He is a whirlwind of talent, the ultimate crossover artist; he can sing, dance, act, present and on occasion he judges. He has mapped out a very successful career on both sides of the Atlantic. I Am What I Am – West End To Broadway is a celebration of career highlights and a magical journey through the very best of musical theatre. It all began in 1989 in musical theatre and his debut West End role as Billy Cocker opposite Elaine Paige in Cole Porter’s musical Anything Goes.

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Fri 10 February 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £17

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra transports you to Hollywood in this film spectacular, conducted and presented by Stephen Bell. 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 Jurassic Park, Out of Africa, Schindler’s List, Lord of The Rings, Gladiator, Star Wars and many more.

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QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA Sat 11 February 7.30pm DERNGATE Tickets from £20.50

Queen Extravaganza, the official Queen tribute band produced by Roger Taylor and Brian May, is returning to the UK! The band, who began touring back in 2012, are made up of a rolling cast of gifted musicians who have been hand picked by Roger Taylor and Brian May. In this spectacular show, the talented musicians play the music perfectly and in some instances are more polished than Queen themselves. This 90-minute show features more than 20 Queen classics drawn from the band’s biggest hits: Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites The Dust, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Under Pressure, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, A Kind Of Magic, Radio Ga Ga, Somebody To Love and Killer Queen as well as other fan favourites.

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FEBRUARY

VARNA INTERNATIONAL BALLET Thu 16 - Sat 18 February DERNGATE Tickets from £12

Raymond Gubbay presents Varna International Ballet in its UK debut season Performed by Varna International Ballet Accompanied by a live orchestra Varna International Ballet Orchestra

GISELLE Thu 16 February 7.30pm

The most poignant of all classical ballets is filled with dramatic passion in a chilling and heart-rending tale of love, treachery and forgiveness from beyond the grave. The moving story of delicate Giselle and her aristocratic but duplicitous lover Albrecht is set to a glorious score by Adolphe Adam.

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THE NUTCRACKER Fri 17 February 7.30pm

Tchaikovsky’s most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. As snowflakes fall outside, the warm glow of the open fire sends flickering shadows across the boughs of the Christmas tree and all the presents beneath.

SWAN LAKE Sat 18 February 2.30pm & 7.30pm

The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score. From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all.

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Coming Soon...

SARA PASCOE Success Story Fri 10 Mar 8pm Tickets from £17

LOST IN MUSIC Tue 14 Mar 7.30pm Tickets from £32

FRAN LEBOWITZ

JIMMY CARR

Tue 18 Apr 7.30pm Tickets from £27

Fri 19 May 8pm Tickets from £34.50

Terribly Funny 2.0

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THE BOOTLEG BEATLES Sat 18 Mar 7.30pm Tickets from £31.50

MIDGE URE Tue 23 May 7.30pm Tickets from £27.50

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Get Involved... in being creative together... in developing new skills... with singing... with acting... with youth theatre... with your community... with inspiring artists...

THE ACTORS COMPANY For those aged over 21, our non‑professional Actors Company perform classic, contemporary and new work commissioned by Royal & Derngate, developing their social and communication skills, gaining confidence and making new friends along the way. Led by theatre practitioners, members enjoy masterclasses in performance skills such as voice, movement and text, as well as working alongside professional directors to devise, rehearse and perform productions. Email: erica.martin@royalandderngate.co.uk @RDActorsCo

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ROYAL & DERNGATE COMMUNITY CHOIR Our resident choir provides opportunities to develop singing skills and be part of live performances. Members are diverse in terms of age, background and culture, but all share a passion for singing and performance. Explore different musical genres, increase your musical confidence and have fun. A great way to relax and boost your wellbeing through song. Email: rdcc@royalandderngate.co.uk

WRITING DOESN’T HAVE TO BE LONELY We are currently supporting writers and their development through the Writing Doesn’t Have To Be Lonely group led by brilliant artist Dan McGarry. This is an opportunity to develop writing skills, bounce ideas and share your work on the first Thursday of every month at Royal & Derngate. To sign up or for more information, please contact danwmcgarry@gmail.com


Opportunities For Young People NEXTGEN PROGRAMMES Want to develop skills in non-performing roles? Then our NextGen programmes are for you! NEXTGEN: ARTS LEADERSHIP

Suitable for ages 13-24

YOUNG THEATRE AND YOUNG COMPANY

MUSICAL THEATRE GROUPS

Do you love acting and performing? Enjoy being creative? Want to develop your skills further in a fun and friendly theatre environment? Want to gain industry experience working with theatre professionals? Then our Royal & Derngate Youth Theatre and Young Company groups are for you! Weekly sessions provide a great way to build confidence and social skills, develop key theatre skills and make new friends who share your love of theatre.

Youth Theatre Musicals suitable for ages 10-13 Young Company Musicals suitable for ages 14-21

SATURDAY YOUTH THEATRE

Young Company suitable for ages 14-21

Act One suitable for ages 8-10 Act Two suitable for ages 11-13

Interested in developing your acting skills working with texts? Want to experience working with a director? Then sign up to our Young Company acting group and journey through character development, script work and methods of staging plays.

Come and work with some brilliant professional theatre makers to increase confidence, express ideas, collaborate with other young people and explore theatre skills such as script-writing, developing characters and creating your own theatre. No previous experience required – just a playful, positive attitude.

Royal & Derngate’s popular Musicals groups are perfect for young people who love acting, singing and dancing. Members attend fun weekly sessions to develop key theatre skills such as acting through song, choreography, vocal technique and performance. ACTING GROUPS

A unique opportunity for young people to work with arts professionals to develop producing, events management, marketing and leadership skills whilst designing and delivering their own social action arts projects. Gain industry experience, complete Arts Award qualifications and build your own portfolio of creative work. NEXTGEN: ASSISTANT PRACTITIONERS

Suitable for ages 16+ Interested in facilitating workshops, supporting young people to get the most out of their experience and collaborating with theatre professionals? Then sign up to be an Assistant Practitioner and receive training, mentoring and practical experience that could lead to paid work. Perfect for anyone interested in a career working creatively with young people. Terms usually run for 10 weeks and a limited number of free bursary places are available upon request. See Opportunities for Young People section on our website to see which groups currently have places available. Contact getinvolved@ royalandderngate.co.uk for more information. @RDYouthTheatre

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Royal & Derngate’s CreatEd programme offers a range of opportunities, resources and training programmes to support teaching and learning across all key stages. As lead partner of the Northants Cultural Education Partnership, this includes digital resources providing young people, schools and communities across the county with information about local arts provision, valuable insights into career pathways and creative learning resources. Current digital resources available on the Northants CEP website include: INDUSTRY INSIGHT VIDEOS

Providing access to professionals working in the arts is an important part of Northants CEP’s mission and the Resources Page on the website has lots of examples, including Being a Theatre Director, Behind the Scenes at Royal & Derngate, Being a Composer and Digital Careers videos. If you’re interested in creative industry careers or would like to contribute to our Industry Insight resources, then get in touch at getinvolved@royalandderngate.co.uk QUEST STORY CHALLENGE

A writing project aimed at KS2 & KS3 that highlights the hero inside everyone. Through a series of quests, young people decide on their own imaginative solutions to challenges that their character faces

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in a fantasy adventure that mirrors the bravery and confidence needed to face difficult situations. A full powerpoint and teacher support pack with everything you need to deliver the Quest Story Challenge is available to download. OPEN DRAMA UK HALF HOUR CALL PODCASTS

Open Drama UK’s monthly podcast related to theatre and Drama education by people in the know. This is part of a package of support provided by Open Drama UK for teachers, theatre educators and industry experts to advance, improve and benefit young people through Drama. Royal & Derngate is the Open Drama UK Champion for Northamptonshire, so if you are a local teacher, please get in touch at getinvolved@royalandderngate.co.uk

FERMYNWOODS CONTEMPORARY ART

Fermynwoods Contemporary Art have a long successful history of working with young people in schools and alternative provision. Whether students are taught in Special Schools, Hospital and Outreach, or Alternative Settings they have the skills to ignite their enthusiasm for learning. This renowned organisation is conscious of the importance of young people being “hooked on learning” and for this reason artists deliver their educational services. Take a look at some of their programmes on the Northants CEP Resource page and on their website www.fermynwoods.org www.northantscep.com Email: getinvolved@royalandderngate.co.uk @RDCreativeLearn @NorthantsCEP


Become A Member

Our memberships are designed to save you money and give you more. Whether you’re a theatre lover or film buff, there’s something for everyone, and with our Stage & Screen Membership you can enjoy the very best in entertainment from across both Royal & Derngate and Northampton Filmhouse. WANT TO GO FURTHER?

How about priority booking, discounts in local restaurants or behind the scenes experiences? Our new Director’s Circle memberships give you everything from the Stage & Screen Membership and more! Get closer to the action at the level that suits you, all of which include a donation as part of the membership fee to help us continue our ongoing charitable work in the county. To find out more, please visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk/ membership

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

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Best available ticket prices

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5% extra discount on season tickets

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Free ticket exchange

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No transaction fees

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No postage fees

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10% off all food & drink purchased at the bar

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Monthly newsletter

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2 for 1 opening night tickets on selected productions

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3 free tickets**

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6 free tickets**

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£1 off all films**

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10% off food & drink purchased at the bar

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No postage fees

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Free ticket exchange

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Booking Information BOX OFFICE OPENING HOURS Our Box Office is open from 10am until 15 minutes after the last performances commences Tuesday-Saturday. Counter service is available from 12noon Tuesday-Friday and from 10am on Saturday. On Sundays, Mondays and Bank Holidays it is open in person only from 1 hour and 30 minutes prior to the first performance commencing. We are now a cash-free venue, in order to reduce contact at our bars and Box Office. We accept all major credit and debit cards, Apple Pay or Google Pay. You can also pay with National Theatre Tokens or Royal & Derngate gift vouchers.

DISCOUNTS/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. • Stage & Screen 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 Subscribe & Save packages offer reduced prices when booking for three or more shows – details on page 52. • Only one discount can be applied per ticket and all discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. • When booking performances that allow free entry for babes-in-arms, please inform Box Office how many you will be bringing. Age limits for free babes-in-arms tickets can vary.

TICKET DELIVERY Tickets can be sent electronically free of charge and may be printed at home or displayed on a smart phone upon entry. There is a £1.50 fee applicable to post your tickets to a UK address. We recommend that we do not post any tickets booked within 10 days of the performance, and instead will hold them at the Box Office for collection and £1 fee applies for this service.

TRANSACTION FEE A transaction charge of £3.50 applies to all bookings of £20 and over, except for Members, Disabled Patrons and Group Bookers. This charge is only applicable

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per‑booking 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 when you book tickets with us.

CONDITIONS OF SALE Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable except where a show is cancelled or postponed. 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. When booking, customers now have the option to add refund protection to their tickets via a third party provider, Booking Protect. This protects your ticket should you be unable to attend a show for reasons outside of your control such as illness. Please visit our website for full details on our conditions of sale.

STAYING IN TOUCH Our Box Office and website will ask when you book if you wish to receive further information from us about Royal & Derngate’s events and activities. We will 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.

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Visitor & Access Information GETTING HERE

ACCESS TICKETING SCHEME

Royal & Derngate, 19-21 Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP

We would like to invite all access users to register as part of our Access Scheme. This gives you the opportunity to tell us about specific needs you have and to apply for free or discounted tickets should you need extra assistance during your visit. By confirming your requirements, we 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 please call the Box Office, email access@royalandderngate. co.uk or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk/access.

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

CAR PARKING The closest car parks are St. John’s Multi-Storey Car Park and Albion Place Car Park. See the map for additional car parks. 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. Parking tickets for St. Johns Car Park can be validated at Box Office. For further information, including parking charges,please visit www.northampton.gov.uk/parking.

ACCESSIBILITY • The 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. • Royal & Derngate has level access into the building and each auditorium, with wheelchair spaces in each and lift access to each floor (excl. upper‑circle). • Guide & 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 seats can be allocated. • We are unable to accept mobility scooters in the auditorium. Should you need to use a scooter to get to your seat, a staff member will be able to assist with a wheelchair we have for use in these instances. Scooters can be safely left outside the auditorium.

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES Please use the key throughout this brochure and on the diary for our range of access performances. More information and an ‘at a glance’ list of access performances this season are available via the website, or please ask at Box Office. P1 St. John’s NN1 1HA 485 spaces

P3 Hazelwood Rd NCP NN1 1LG 37 spaces

P5 Commercial St. S NN1 1PN 42 spaces

P2 Albion Place NN1 1UD 71 spaces

P4 The Ridings NN1 2BT 55 spaces

P6 Mayorhold NN1 3HA 1073 spaces

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What’s On AUGUST

SHOW

TIME

VENUE

PAGE

Thu 11 August

Song Of The Summer

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Picturedrome

6

Fri 12 August

Song Of The Summer

7.30pm

Picturedrome

6

Sun 14 August

Song Of The Summer

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Picturedrome

6

Wed 17 August

Song Of The Summer

7.30pm

Picturedrome

6

Thu 18 August

Song Of The Summer

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Picturedrome

6

Fri 19 August

Song Of The Summer

7.30pm

Picturedrome

6

Sat 20 August

Song Of The Summer

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Picturedrome

6

Seu 21 August

Song Of The Summer

7.30pm

Picturedrome

6

Wed 24 August

Song Of The Summer

7.30pm

Picturedrome

6

Thu 25 August

Song Of The Summer

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Picturedrome

6

Fri 26 August

Song Of The Summer

7.30pm

Picturedrome

6

Sat 27 August

Song Of The Summer

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Picturedrome

6

Sun 28 August

Song Of The Summer

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Picturedrome

6

SEPTEMBER

SHOW

TIME

VENUE

PAGE

Fri 2 September

Playtime

7.30pm

Royal

4

Sat 3 September

Playtime

7.30pm

Royal

4

Mon 5 September Playtime

7.30pm

Royal

4

Tue 6 September

Playtime

7.30pm

Royal

4

Wed 7 September

Playtime

7pm

Royal

4

Thu 8 September

Playtime

7.30pm

Royal

4

Fri 9 September

Playtime

7.30pm

Royal

4

Sat 10 September

Playtime

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Royal

4

Russell Kane – The Essex Variant

8pm

Derngate

30

Mon 12 September Playtime

7.30pm

Royal

4

Tue 13 September Playtime

7.30pm

Royal

4

Wed 14 September Playtime

7.30pm

Royal

4

7.30pm

Derngate

7

7.30pm

Royal

4

Friendsical

7.30pm

Derngate

7

Fri 16 September

Playtime

7.30pm

Royal

4

Sat 17 September

Playtime

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Royal

4

Sun 18 September Kim Wilde – Greatest Hits Tour

7.30pm

Derngate

30

Wed 21 September Ed Gamble – Electric

7.30pm

Derngate

31

Thu 22 September Justin Hayward

7.30pm

Derngate

31

Fri 23 September

The Night Sky Show

7.30pm

Derngate

31

The Cube Disability Arts Academy – Cube Love 2022

Friendsical

Thu 15 September Playtime

Sat 24 September

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Audio-Described Performances Sign Language Interpreted Performances Captioned Performances Relaxed Performances Touch Tours Post Show Talk

7.30pm

Derngate

32

Sun 25 September Dawn French Is A Huge Tw*t

7.30pm

Derngate

32

Tue 27 September Essential 80s

7pm

Derngate

32

Wed 28 September Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisted

7.45pm

Derngate

33

Fri 30 September

7.30pm

Derngate

33

Martin Bayfield’s Rugby Legends

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OCTOBER

SHOW

TIME

VENUE

Tue 4 October

The Color Purple – The Musical

7.30pm

Derngate

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Wed 5 October

The Color Purple – The Musical

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Derngate

8

Thu 6 October

The Color Purple – The Musical

7.30pm

Derngate

8

Fri 7 October

The Color Purple – The Musical

7.30pm

Derngate

8

Sat 8 October

The Color Purple – The Musical

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Derngate

8

Tue 11 October

The Two Popes

7.30pm

Derngate

10

Wed 12 October

The Two Popes

7.30pm

Derngate

10

Thu 13 October

The Two Popes

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Derngate

10

Fri 14 October

The Two Popes

7.30pm

Derngate

10

Sat 15 October

The Two Popes

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Derngate

10

Lucy Worsley

7.30pm

Derngate

33

Sun 16 October

10cc

7.30pm

Derngate

34

Mon 17 October

Al Stewart – With The Empty Pockets

7.30pm

Derngate

34

Tue 18 October

The Pundits

7.30pm

Derngate

34

Wed 19 October

Jon Richardson – The Knitwit

8pm

Derngate

35

Fri 21 October

Al Murray – Gig For Victory

7.30pm

Derngate

35

Sun 23 October

Sir Bryn Terfel

7.30pm

Derngate

35

Upfront Comedy

8pm

Royal

36

Mon 24 October

NC Jazz Presents – Toni Kofi Quintet

8pm

Royal

36

Tue 25 October

Derren Brown – Showman Live Tour

7.30pm

Derngate

13

Maisie Adam – Buzzed

7.45pm

Royal

37

Wed 26 October

Derren Brown – Showman Live Tour

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Derngate

13

Thu 27 October

Derren Brown – Showman Live Tour

7.30pm

Derngate

13

Chris McCausland – Speaky Blinder

7.45pm

Royal

37

Derren Brown – Showman Live Tour

7.30pm

Derngate

13

Ralph McTell

7.30pm

Royal

37

Derren Brown – Showman Live Tour

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Derngate

13

Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare – Macbeth

8pm

Royal

38

Mon 31 October

The Mirror Crack’d

7.30pm

Royal

14

NOVEMBER

SHOW

TIME

VENUE

PAGE

Tue 1 November

The Mirror Crack’d

7.30pm

Royal

14

Calendar Girls – The Musical

7.30pm

Derngate

15

The Mirror Crack’d

7.30pm

Royal

14

Calendar Girls – The Musical

7.30pm

Derngate

15

The Mirror Crack’d

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Royal

14

Calendar Girls – The Musical

7.30pm

Derngate

15

The Mirror Crack’d

7.30pm

Royal

14

Calendar Girls – The Musical

7.30pm

Derngate

15

The Mirror Crack’d

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Royal

14

Calendar Girls – The Musical

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Derngate

15

Sun 6 November

An Evening With Noel Fitzpatrick

7.30pm

Derngate

38

Mon 7 November

That’ll Be The Day – Christmas Show

7.30pm

Derngate

38

Tue 8 November

Level 42 – Lesson In Live

7.30pm

Derngate

39

Jools Holland And His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

7.30pm

Fri 28 October Sat 29 October

Wed 2 November Thu 3 November Fri 4 November Sat 5 November

Wed 9 November

Derngate

39

Thu 10 November Paul Chowdhry – Family Friendly Comedian 8pm

Derngate

39

Sat 12 November

Strictly Northampton 2022

7pm

Derngate

40

Jamali Maddix – King Crud

8pm

Royal

40

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Sun 13 November

Flo and Joan – Sweet Release

8pm

Royal

40

Fri 18 November

Harry Hill – Pedigree Fun!

7.30pm

Derngate

41

Sat 19 November

Woman To Woman

7.30pm

Derngate

42

Sun 20 November Christmas With Aled And Russell

7.30pm

Derngate

42

Tue 22 November

Dreamgirls

7.30pm

Derngate

16

Wed 23 November Dreamgirls

7.30pm

Derngate

16

Thu 24 November Dreamgirls

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Derngate

16

Fri 25 November

Dreamgirls

7.30pm

Derngate

16

Sat 26 November

Dreamgirls

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Derngate

16

JANUARY

SHOW

TIME

VENUE

PAGE

Tue 10 January

The Cher Show

7.30pm

Derngate

22

Wed 11 January

The Cher Show

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Derngate

22

Thu 12 January

The Cher Show

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Derngate

22

Fri 13 January

The Cher Show

7.30pm

Derngate

22

Sat 14 January

The Cher Show

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Derngate

22

Wed 25 January

Steve Steinman’s Vampires Rock

7.30pm

Derngate

42

Thu 26 January

David O’Doherty – whoa is me

7.45pm

Royal

43

Sat 28 January

Gary Delaney – Gary In Punderland

7.45pm

Royal

43

The 80s Show

7.30pm

Derngate

43

Mon 30 January

Stepping Out

7.30pm

Derngate

23

Tue 31 January

Stepping Out

7.30pm

Derngate

23

FEBRUARY

SHOW

TIME

VENUE

PAGE

Wed 1 February

Stepping Out

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Derngate

23

Thu 2 February

Stepping Out

7.30pm

Derngate

23

Fri 3 February

Stepping Out

7.30pm

Derngate??

23

Tom Stade – The High Road

7.30pm

Royal

44

Stepping Out

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Derngate

23

Stacey Dooley

7.30pm

Royal

44

Sun 5 February

Giovanni Pernice – Made In Italy

5pm

Derngate

44

Thu 9 February

John Barrownman

7.30pm

Derngate

45

Fri 10 February

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

7.30pm

Derngate

45

Sat 11 February

Unexpected Twist

7pm

Royal

24

Queen Extravaganza

7.30pm

Derngate

45

Sun 12 February

Jon Richardson – The Knitwit

7.30pm

Derngate

35

Mon 13 February

Unexpected Twist

7pm

Royal

24

Tue 14 February

Unexpected Twist

7pm

Royal

24

Wed 15 February

Unexpected Twist

7pm

Royal

24

Thu 16 February

Unexpected Twist

2pm & 7pm

Royal

24

Varna International Ballet – Giselle

7.30pm

Derngate

46

Unexpected Twist

7pm

Royal

24

Varna International Ballet – The Nutcracker 7.30pm

Derngate

46

Unexpected Twist

2pm & 7pm

Royal

24

Varna International Ballet – Swan Lake

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Derngate

46

Mon 20 February

Unexpected Twist

7pm

Royal

24

Tue 21 February

Unexpected Twist

7pm

Royal

24

Rambert – Peaky Blinders

7.30pm

Derngate

26

Unexpected Twist

7pm

Royal

24

Rambert – Peaky Blinders

7.30pm

Derngate

26

Sat 4 February

Fri 17 February Sat 18 February

Wed 22 February

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Thu 23 February

Unexpected Twist

2pm & 7pm

Royal

24

Rambert – Peaky Blinders

7.30pm

Derngate

26

Unexpected Twist

7pm

Royal

24

Rambert – Peaky Blinders

7.30pm

Derngate

26

Unexpected Twist

2pm & 7pm

Royal

24

Rambert – Peaky Blinders

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Derngate

26

Mon 27 February

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

7.30pm

Derngate

27

Tue 28 February

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

7.30pm

Derngate

27

MARCH

SHOW

TIME

VENUE

PAGE

Wed 1 March

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Derngate

27

Thu 2 March

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

7.30pm

Derngate

27

Fri 3 March

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

7.30pm

Derngate

27

Sat 4 March

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Derngate

27

APRIL

SHOW

TIME

VENUE

PAGE

Mon 24 April

Wuthering Heights

7.30pm

Derngate

25

Tue 25 April

Wuthering Heights

7.30pm

Derngate

25

Wed 26 April

Wuthering Heights

7.30pm

Derngate

25

Thu 27 April

Wuthering Heights

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Derngate

25

Fri 28 April

Wuthering Heights

7pm

Derngate

25

Sat 29 April

Wuthering Heights

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Derngate

25

MAY

SHOW

TIME

VENUE

PAGE

Mon 1 May

Wuthering Heights

7.30pm

Derngate

25

Tue 2 May

Wuthering Heights

7.30pm

Derngate

25

Wed 3 May

Wuthering Heights

7.30pm

Derngate

25

Thu 4 May

Wuthering Heights

2.30pm

Derngate

25

Fri 5 May

Wuthering Heights

7.30pm

Derngate

25

Sat 6 May

Wuthering Heights

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Derngate

25

Fri 24 February Sat 25 February

& 7.30pm

For full performance schedule of Jack And The Beanstalk please see page 21 and for The Night Before Christmas please see our website, www.royalandderngate.co.uk

Visit With Confidence The safety of our audiences, staff and artists remains our top priority and we want to reassure you that we are working hard to ensure that our theatre and filmhouse spaces remain as Covid-safe, accessible, and welcoming as ever. We continue to review and where necessary update measures in line with government and UK theatre industry advice. For a full range of our safety measures please visit our website.

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