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WHAT’S ON SUMMER 2017

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY

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SAND IN THE SANDWICHES

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THU 25 – SAT 27 MAY

DEATH OF A SALESMAN

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AN ILIAD

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA

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FRI 22 – SUN 24 SEPTEMBER

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FRI 16 JUNE – SAT 8 JULY

THE CARETAKER

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TUE 17 – SAT 28 OCTOBER

MON 10 – SAT 29 APRIL

KT TUNSTALL

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COUNT ARTHUR STRONG

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KEVIN & KAREN

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SUN 28 MAY

FAME JR. FRI 7 & SAT 8 JULY

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS FRI 14 & SAT 15 JULY

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THE BLUE ROAD FRI 21 & SAT 22 JULY

WELCOME SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

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THE JUNGLE BOOK

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“UNMISSABLE”

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THE OBSERVER

Matthew Bourne is the creator of the world’s longest-running ballet production, a five-time Olivier Award-winner and the only British director to have won the Tony Award for both Best Choreographer and Best Director of a Musical. Bourne returns to his roots in Early Adventures, a “charming and mischievous” (The Daily Telegraph) programme of hit dance pieces

that launched his career and saw the birth of the style, wit and sheer entertainment that his company, New Adventures, brought to classics such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Red Shoes. With designs by long-time collaborator, Lez Brotherston, Early Adventures forms part of the company’s 30th anniversary celebrations. “BOURNE AT HIS SAUCY, SATIRICAL BEST” THE TIMES

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APRIL

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‘A feel good musical with a soundtrack to die for’ THE INDEPENDENT

THE BROADWAY AND WEST END SMASH HIT MUSICAL

THE STORY OF HOW FOUR STARS MADE ROCK’N’ROLL HISTORY Following its success in the West End, Las Vegas and on Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet is coming to Northampton. This worldwide smashhit musical is inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

they bring that historic night to life in a show that features a score of rock hits, including Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, That’s All Right, Sixteen Tons, Great Balls Of Fire, Walk The Line, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, Who Do You Love?, Matchbox, Folsom Prison Blues, Hound Dog and many more.

Million Dollar Quartet stars Peter Duncan (BBC1’s Tumble, Hairspray, Birdsong, Barnum) as legendary record producer Sam Phillips, alongside an enormously talented cast. Together

Don’t miss the chance to discover the true story of one unforgettable night that made rock ‘n’ roll history.

TUE 18 – SAT 22 APRIL EVES 7.30PM, WED & SAT MATINEES 2.30PM TICKETS £17 – £38 (See page 63) DERNGATE

HHHH “THE SHOW THAT LEFT ME ALL SHOOK UP!” DAILY MAIL CONCESSIONS GROUPS FRIENDS & MEMBERS

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Following the huge success of The Perfect Murder, the multi-million-selling author Peter James returns to Royal & Derngate with his latest critically acclaimed show, Not Dead Enough. Starring West End actor Bill Ward (Emmerdale, Coronation Street) as DS Roy Grace, Laura Whitmore - one of the stars of 2016’s Strictly Come Dancing - and Stephen Billington (Hollyoaks, Coronation Street), Not Dead Enough has been getting rave reviews and thrilling packed houses across the country.

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On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was 60 miles away, asleep in bed. At least that’s what he claims. But as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace continues to deal with the mysterious disappearance of his own wife, he starts to dig a little deeper into the chilling murder case and it soon becomes clear that love can be a dangerous thing... Don’t miss this thrilling new stage hit - it’s to die for! “GRIPPING. PURE ESCAPIST ENTERTAINMENT” SURREY ADVERTISER

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MAY

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THE BROADWAY SMASH HIT COMES TO NORTHAMPTON

SAMANTHA CARRIE CAMERON WOMACK HOPE-FLETCHER BLAKELY as Morticia

as Wednesday

as Gomez

LES DENNIS as Uncle Fester

FOR AGES 7+


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MAY

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ARIA ENTERTAINMENT and MUSIC & LYRICS in association with THE FESTIVAL THEATRE EDINBURGH present

Look who’s moved into the neighbourhood! See everyone’s favourite kooky family live on stage in the UK premiere of this spectacular musical comedy, starring Samantha Womack (South Pacific) as Morticia, Carrie Hope Fletcher (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as Wednesday, Cameron Blakely (Les Misérables) as Gomez and Les Dennis (Chicago, Hairspray) as Uncle Fester. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows: she has fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable

family. With his cherished Morticia in the dark, will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret until the two families meet for a fateful dinner? Join them, plus Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley and more for a heart-warming and hilarious story of love, family and friendship… with a twist! From the writers of multi-award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, with music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated Andrew Lippa, The Addams Family features a live orchestra and extraordinary original score.

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MAY

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“REMARKABLE BY ITS INVENTIVE, EVOCATIVE STAGING” THE TIMES

“ANIMAL MAGIC RIVALS WAR HORSE” THE GUARDIAN

“A BRILLIANT, LIFE-AFFIRMING SHOW” RADIO TIMES

For Lilly, going to Indonesia isn’t just another holiday with mum. It’s a new start, and the chance to ride an elephant called Oona. But then the tsunami hit. Charging deep into the jungle, Oona and Lilly escape the danger of the beach. Miles from civilisation, at first there’s wonder, discovery and tree-top adventures amongst the orangutans. But, as thoughts turn to mum left behind on the beach, wild tigers prowl, hunger hits, and Lilly must learn to survive the rainforest.

Michael Morpurgo’s novel, based on a true story, is brought to lush life with extraordinary heart, vibrant colour and exceptional creativity. Directed by Timothy Sheader and Dale Rooks, with puppetry design and direction by Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié, both previous Associate Puppetry Directors on War Horse, this spectacular production tells a moving story of love, loss, loyalty and of living for the moment. Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes (including interval) Weekday matinees are Schools Performances only

TUE 23 – SAT 27 MAY TUE & FRI EVES 7PM, SAT EVE 7.30PM, WED MATINEE 1PM, THU, FRI (SCHOOLS ONLY) & SAT MATINEES 2.30PM TICKETS £12.50 – £27 (See page 63) DERNGATE

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Prior to its West End run, Edward Fox brings to Royal & Derngate his acclaimed portrayal of John Betjeman, poet laureate and icon of British poetry. Sand In The Sandwiches celebrates a man famous not only for light verse and laughter, but for his passions, his sense of purpose and his unforgettable poetry. Embracing his delight for nostalgia and delicious irreverence, this production travels through Betjeman’s boyhood and adolescence, to life as Britain’s poet laureate, presenting a hugely entertaining insight into the world of this much-loved poet.

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Double BAFTA award-winner Edward Fox is one of this country’s most eminent actors. His distinguished career counts iconic British films such as The Day Of The Jackal, A Bridge Too Far and Oh! What A Lovely War. In this joyous stage play he brings Betjeman’s poetry, sharp wit and vivacious personality to life. HHHH “I ADORED THIS SHOW, A MAGICAL HEAVENLY TRIBUTE” THE DAILY MAIL

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SEPTEMBER

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E. Nesbit’s classic novel The Railway Children is brought thrillingly to life in a stunning new stage production. This much loved tale, made famous by the iconic 1970 movie starring Jenny Agutter and Bernard Cribbins, delivers a compelling coming of age story and a fascinating insight into Edwardian rural life. When their father mysteriously disappears with two strangers one evening, the lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are turned upside down. Forced to leave the comforts of their privileged London life in exchange for a simple existence

in the depths of the Yorkshire countryside, this fractured family soon discover new friendships and an unexpected secret that will change their lives forever. Complete with beautiful period costumes and ingenious designs, this new production promises an uplifting theatrical experience for all ages, packed with intrigue, adventure, joy and jubilation. “SIMPSON’S ADAPTATION IS A TRIUMPH. IDEAL FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY” MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

TUE 19 – SUN 24 SEPTEMBER TUE-SAT EVES 7PM, WED MATINEE 2.30PM, SAT & SUN MATINEES 3.30PM TICKETS £11 – £27 (See page 63) DERNGATE

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SEPTEMBER

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OLIVIER AWARD NOMINEE

The Tiger Who Came To Tea a musical play adapted and directed by DAVID WOOD based on the book by JUDITH KERR

“This Tiger is the cat’s meow”

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“A rare and grrreat achievement”

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The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos!

This delightful family show is adapted and directed by David Wood OBE and based on the book by Judith Kerr. Wood is one of the country’s leading writer and director of plays and musicals for children. His many successes include The Gingerbread Man, The BFG and The Witches. “PERFECTLY PITCHED” DAILY TELEGRAPH Running time: approx 55 minutes (no interval).

FRI 22 – SUN 24 SEPTEMBER FRI 1.30PM, SAT & SUN 10.30AM & 12.30PM TICKETS £13.50 DERNGATE

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OCTOBER

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W I L LY L L’ S R USS E

y e l r shi ne i t n e l va D IR

BY ECTED

ALFO GLEN W

Shirley is a Liverpool housewife. Her children have left home and she makes chips and eggs for her husband while talking to the wall. Where has her life disappeared to? Out of the blue, her best friend offers her a trip to Greece for two weeks. She secretly packs her bags, heads for the sun and starts to see the world – and herself – very differently.

MON 2 – SAT 7 OCTOBER EVES 7.45PM, THU & SAT MATINEES 2.30PM TICKETS £19 – £30.50 (See page 63) ROYAL

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Willy Russell’s heart-warming comedy premiered in 1986, took the world by storm, and was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film. Now, on its 30th anniversary, this is the first major revival of this national treasure. “THE FUNNIEST AND MOST HEART-WARMING PLAY” DAILY MIRROR

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The ever-musical Richard Alston Dance Company return to Royal & Derngate with a full programme that includes a great Alston favourite, Gypsy Mixture. This is newly revived for the first time in a decade, and is set to music tracks from Electric Gypsyland - a 21st century take on traditional Balkan folk music. Exhilarating dancing to the infectious music of Romanian and Macedonian gypsy bands will lift your spirits and quicken your pulse in this performance from Richard Alston’s outstanding, acclaimed dancers.

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Join Richard ahead of the performance on Thu 5 October when there will be a free pre-show talk. Please book your place by calling Box Office on 01604 624811. “SOMETIMES DANCE FILLS THE EYES WITH TEARS, CHANGES OUR BREATHING OR MAKES US LAUGH… THE DANCERS OF THE RICHARD ALSTON DANCE COMPANY... CAUSED A GAMUT OF EMOTION, JUST BY TAKING US TO THE HEART OF DANCE ITSELF” PRE-SHOW TALK THE NEW YORK TIMES CONCESSIONS GROUPS FRIENDS & MEMBERS SCHOOLS RD 14-26

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OCTOBER

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‘So much fun it should be illegal!’ MARTIN DODD for UK PRODUCTIONS by arrangement with MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (EUROPE) LTD. proudly presents

Starring EastEnders’

Rita Simons as Paulette

and Emmerdale and Coronation Street’s

Bill Ward as Professor Callaghan

OMG you guys! Legally Blonde The Musical is coming to Northampton! The smash hit Broadway and West End Musical, based on the much-loved movie, follows beautiful and popular sorority sister Elle Woods, who loves to be pampered and is passionate about pink. When she is dumped by her boyfriend, Warner Huntingdon III, for a more serious girlfriend she puts down the credit cards and picks up the books. Packing up her trusty pooch, Bruiser, she bags herself a place at the

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prestigious Harvard Law School to try and win him back. With the support of her new friends she learns that you can be both smart and fashionable. With Rita Simons (Roxy Mitchell in BBC’s EastEnders) playing Paulette Bonafonte, and Bill Ward (Emmerdale, Coronation Street) as Professor Callahan, this all-singing, all dancing romantic comedy is a fun-filled, feel-good pink fest, so bend and snap up your tickets!

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BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS

Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Few musicals have received such acclaim as the multi-award-winning Blood Brothers. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it “brings the

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audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval” (The Daily Mail). The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True. “GRITTY, GRIPPING, SUPERB” MAIL ON SUNDAY “ONE OF THE BEST MUSICALS EVER WRITTEN” SUNDAY TIMES “A TRIUMPHANT EVENING” THE SPECTATOR

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COMING SOON

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Join Northampton Musical Theatre Company as we’re off to see The Wizard! Following their previous success with Sister Act and Grease, Northampton Musical Theatre Company return in October half-term with a magical adaptation of the colourful classic The Wizard Of Oz. The yellow brick road arrives at Royal & Derngate featuring all the magical songs from the 1939 Judy Garland movie, including Over The Rainbow, Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead), If I Only Had A Brain, We’re Off To See The Wizard and more. This year, there will also be a Wednesday matinee – where you are all invited to dress up in your favourite Ozian outfit. HHHH “HIGH QUALITY PERFORMANCE BORDERED ON PROFESSIONAL, THE SETS WERE PERFECT AND THE COSTUMES WERE FABULOUS” WHATSGOODTODO ON SOUTH PACIFIC IN 2015

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OUT OF JOINT, OCTAGON THEATRE BOLTON AND THE ROYAL COURT THEATRE PRESENT

“As long as you’re alive, that’s all that matters” Best friends Rita and Sue get a lift home from married Bob after babysitting his kids. When he takes the scenic route and offers them a bit of fun, the three start a fling that each of them think they control. Andrea Dunbar’s semi-autobiographical play, written for the Royal Court Theatre in 1982 when she was just 19, is a vivid portrait of girls caught between a brutal childhood and an unpromising future, both hungry for adult adventure. Told with startling insight, a great ear for dialogue and wicked humour, Rita, Sue And Bob Too was adapted into a cult ’80s film, and the classic play’s original director, Max Stafford-Clark, directs this major new production. “A BRILLIANT, SCABROUS COMEDY” DAILY MAIL “DUNBAR’S WRITING IS NEVER JUDGMENTAL OR SENTIMENTAL – SHE SIMPLY WROTE ABOUT WHAT SHE KNEW” THE TIMES

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HHHHH ‘A triumph.’ Mail on Sunday

by Henrik Ibsen in a new version by Patrick Marber

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free…

Bridge), who made his National Theatre debut with this acclaimed new production.

Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, this modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece Hedda Gabler comes to Royal & Derngate.

“DARK, BOLD AND DEVASTATING” MAIL ON SUNDAY

This vital new version by Olivier Award-winning playwright Patrick Marber (Three Days In The Country) is directed by Olivier and Tony Awardwinning director Ivo van Hove (A View From The

HHHHH “A HEDDA UNLIKE ANY I HAVE SEEN” WHATSONSTAGE HHHH “A FEROCIOUS PRODUCTION. YOUR HEART RACES” SUNDAY TIMES

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CHRISTMAS

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Jump aboard a high-flying magical carpet headed for Old Peking and make tickets for this year’s spectaculatr Northampton pantomime Aladdin one of your three wishes. Starring musical and television star Paul Nicholas, Union J’s Jaymi Hensley and Three Degrees singer Sheila Ferguson, follow Aladdin, his hapless brother, and of course his mother Widow Twankey, on a spectacular adventure featuring a beautiful love story, flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp packed full of spectacular family entertainment.

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Brought to you by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, Aladdin features all of the ingredients of the perfect pantomime; a fabulous cast and orchestra, laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery and special effects, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses for all the family to enjoy. Don’t miss your flight aboard the magic carpet. Fly to the Box Office and book your tickets today!

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Join the ultimate, feel-good party at MAMMA MIA!, the world’s sunniest and most exhilarating, smash‑hit musical. Set in a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA. Sophie’s quest to discover the father she has never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they will never forget. This irresistibly funny show has been thrilling audiences all around the world and now it comes to Northampton, so there has never been a better time to see this fantastic musical. Whatever your age, you can’t help but have the time of your life at MAMMA MIA! HHHHH “IT’S ABBA-SOLUTELY FABULOUS” BRISTOL POST HHHHH “THE ULTIMATE FEEL-GOOD SHOW” CLASSIC FM

TUE 23 JANUARY – SAT 3 FEBRUARY 2018 EVES 7.30PM, WED, THU & SAT MATINEES 2.30PM TICKETS £15 – £59.50 (See page 63) DERNGATE

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Following a record-breaking UK and Ireland tour, the smash hit blockbuster is back – and larger than life! Based on the story and characters from the Oscar‑winning DreamWorks Animation film, this hilarious and spectacular production turns the world of fairytales upside down in an all-singing, all‑dancing, must-see musical comedy. Join Shrek, our unlikely hero, and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from her tower, guarded by a fire-breathing, love‑sick dragon. Add the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits and a biscuit with attitude and you have an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance, guaranteed to delight audiences. “SHREK-TACULAR” SUNDAY TELEGRAPH “THE MOST FUN YOU’LL EVER HAVE” DAILY MIRROR

WED 14 – SUN 25 MARCH 2018 WED – SAT EVES 7PM, THU & SAT MATINEES 2.30PM, SUN 1PM & 5PM TICKETS £16 – £49.50 (See page 63) DERNGATE

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BOOK 6 OR 7 SHOWS £8 off per ticket (& save £2 on our ‘add ons’) BOOK 5 SHOWS £7 off per ticket (& save £1 on our ‘add ons’) BOOK 4 SHOWS £5 off per ticket (& save £1 on our ‘add ons’) BOOK 3 SHOWS £4 off per ticket (& save £1 on our ‘add ons’) For a detailed calendar of performance dates and times, please see pages 60-61 (Death Of A Salesman, The Grapes Of Wrath, An Iliad), page 62 (The Jungle Book) or visit our website (The Twelfth Player, Rules For Living, Education, Education, Education, The Caretaker, A Passage To India, Love From A Stranger). Some exclusions do apply on the discounts above, please see page 64 for details.


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MADE IN NORTHAMPTON

Our Made In Northampton seasons always aim to present plays that powerfully question the most important issues of our time. 2016 was a year of seismic social and political change and 2017 is already presenting equal challenges. In our last brochure, we announced a mixture of nine classic plays, new commissions, literary adaptations and devised productions, to reflect this age of shock elections, referenda and revolutions. Here we announce three new productions which also offer life-affirming tales of characters who show heroism and the power of hope on their journey to find a place where they belong. As the 150th anniversary of Rudyard Kipling’s birth is celebrated, this Christmas we will premiere a vibrant new musical adaptation of his Nobel Prize-winning family classic The Jungle Book. Featuring all its memorable characters, Jessica Swale’s new adaptation promises to be a thrilling, funny and theatrical re‑imagining of the timeless story. Meanwhile, in our Underground Studio, we collaborate again with Little Angel Theatre on the premiere of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ much-loved The Singing Mermaid for the Under 7s. Several of our productions this year explore the ways in which we develop strategies for dealing with a changing world. Our final new announcement - Harold Pinter’s masterpiece The Caretaker - continues this theme with Pinter’s characteristic blend of humour and humanity. Our upcoming work this Spring includes an ambitious new music-theatre adaptation of Homer’s An Iliad, and a site-specific performance called The Twelfth Player at Northampton Town Football Club’s Sixfields Stadium. It uses interactive technology to portray the experience of Cobblers’ fans across seventy years of the club’s extraordinary history. These are just some of the many exciting productions coming up, several of which will also tour to dozens of theatres nationwide after opening in Northampton. It is as ambitious a season as we have ever produced, held together by a belief that the art of storytelling is as important a way of making sense of our lives today in the internet age as it was for the ancient Greeks.

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MADE IN NORTHAMPTON

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Willy Loman is not as young as he once was, and boy is he feeling it. After half a lifetime on the road, this once successful travelling salesman is unable to keep up in a changing workplace; he’s on the brink of unemployment, and he and his wife have got bills to pay. When his drop out son Biff moves home again, Willy decides to give success one last shot. Can he prove to everyone he’s got what it takes?

PART OF 2017 SEASON TICKET Director Abigail Graham Designer Georgia Lowe Lighting Designer Matt Haskins Composer & Sound Designer Giles Thomas

Widely considered to be one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century, Death Of A Salesman is about the cost of not being able to let go of the American Dream. Directed by Abigail Graham, this major touring revival of Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize‑winning masterpiece sees 2016 Tony and Olivier Award nominee Tim Pigott-Smith (King Charles III) play the iconic central role. “TIM PIGOTT-SMITH REMINDS US JUST HOW MAGNETIC A STAGE ACTOR HE CAN BE” THE TIMES ON STROKE OF LUCK “ABIGAIL GRAHAM’S ASTONISHINGLY WELL-ACTED AND QUIETLY DEVASTATING REVIVAL” THE INDEPENDENT ON MOLLY SWEENEY For details of the full UK tour, please visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk. #Salesman17

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Based on the classic novel by John Steinbeck, The Grapes Of Wrath is a moving story of hope and survival. PART OF 2017 SEASON TICKET A co-production with

The Oklahoma landscape is barren, crops turn to dust and farmers are forced from their land. The Joad family, driven by desperation, join thousands of families to undertake an epic journey West to California in search of a new life. This timely production about human resilience in the face of catastrophe is directed by Abbey Wright and features a large community chorus and powerful live music from acclaimed songwriter Matt Regan. “ABBEY WRIGHT’S BOLD STAGING O  F THE STEINBECK CLASSIC HAS A  N IMPRESSIVE SENSE OF SCALE” THE TIMES

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Composer & Music Director Matt Regan Lighting Designer Nigel Edwards Sound Designer David Gregory Fight Director Philip d’Orléans Casting Director Ruth O’Dowd Dialect Coach Tim Charrington Assistant Directors Max Hutchinson & Scott Hurran Contains nudity. Age guidance 14+

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A unique tour around Sixfields Stadium, portraying the passionate world of football through the eyes of the Cobblers’ fans. Join us for this rare opportunity to go behind the scenes on a 45 minute walking tour around Sixfields Stadium itself and through the past seventy years of Northampton Town Football Club’s history.

WORLD PREMIERE ADD-ON A co-production with

Taking place in the real world and on screen, this family-friendly audiovisual performance, devised by Seven Sisters Group, blends site-specific performance and handheld video technology, moving the audience seamlessly between brilliantly observed characters and placing them right in the heart of the action. Exploring the passion, loyalty and sense of belonging in the world of football, audiences will also delve into fantasy worlds through the eyes of the young supporters. 2015/16 was arguably the most dramatic and euphoric season in the Cobblers’ long and colourful history. In the dark days of November 2015, the club was deep in trouble. Staff and players weren’t getting paid, and Administration was a very real possibility. But through the dedication of their extraordinary fans – the team’s twelfth player – they made an amazing recovery, welcoming a remarkable takeover and bouncing back into League One and winning the Club’s first League title for 29 years. #12thplayer

Created by Sophie Jump & Susanne Thomas Writer Richard Hurford Composer Craig Vear Film maker Davy McGuire

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THU 22 JUNE – WED 12 JULY (EXCL. MONDAYS) PREVIEWS: 17, 19, 22 AND 24 MAY

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Following the success of King John, Artistic Director James Dacre collaborates again with composer Orlando Gough and designer Jonathan Fensom, plus a quartet of leading actors, singers and musicians to bring the magnificent scale of Homer’s ancient chronicle to life. EUROPEAN PREMIERE PART OF 2017 SEASON TICKET Adapted by Lisa Peterson & Denis O’Hare Based on Homer’s The Iliad translated by Robert Fagles Composer Orlando Gough

This European Premiere of Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s Obie Award-winning An Iliad blends ancient mythology with the myths of our own age and spins a sweeping tale of endless battles, gods and goddesses and undying love. Journeying from Ancient Greece to contemporary Britain, their re-imagination of Homer’s 2,800 year old epic poem is a compassionate account of humanity’s addiction to violence, retribution and chaos. Staged by a creative team that includes three recent Olivier Award nominees, An Iliad offers a vivid musical approach to storytelling which poses the question: has anything really changed since the Trojan War? “SHOCKING, GLORIOUS, PRIMAL, AND DEEPLY SATISFYING… ALMOST MORE THAN OUR HEARTS CAN BEAR” TIME OUT, NEW YORK #Iliad17

Director James Dacre Designer Jonathan Fensom Lighting Designer Lee Curran Sound Designer Paul Arditti Oxford University Knowledge Exchange Fellow Justine McConnell Running time approximately 100 minutes with no interval

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Edith must clean to keep calm. Matthew must sit to tell a lie.

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Everyone creates their own rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers for a traditional Christmas dinner, and each of them rigidly follows those rules? Christmas day will never be the same again. As the drinks flow and the obligatory games intensify, family resentments rise and relationships are pulled apart with a bang.

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We welcome back former Associate Director, the Evening Standard Award-winning Simon Godwin (Regeneration) to direct Sam Holcroft’s brilliant and darkly funny play. Following its critically acclaimed run at the National Theatre in 2015, Rules For Living is now brought to the stage in a brand new production in conjunction with English Touring Theatre and Rose Theatre Kingston, with whom we won the 2016 UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production for The Herbal Bed.

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“A SHARP, SARDONIC DOMESTIC COMEDY THAT PUTS A FAMILY THROUGH THE CHRISTMAS WRINGER” WHATSONSTAGE #RulesForLiving17 Contains adult themes

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It’s May 1997. Blair has won the election and Katrina And The Waves have won Eurovision. Channel 5 is a month old. No one knows who Harry Potter is. Britain is the coolest place in the world. WORLD PREMIERE ADD-ON Devised by The Wardrobe Ensemble A co-production with

Directed by Jesse Jones & Helena Middleton

At the local secondary school it’s a different story. Miss Belltop-Doyle can’t control her Year 9s, Mr Pashley has been put in charge of a confiscated tamagotchi and for some unknown reason Princess Anne is attending the Year 11 leavers assembly. Tobias, the German language assistant, watches on. Things can only get better... Education, Education, Education is a love letter to halcyon ’90s schooldays – to smiley potato faces, to the tv being wheeled in on a Friday afternoon, to yoyos, to CGP, to setting fire to the bin, to pogs and furbies. A tribute to our teachers who were probably just as confused as we were. The show is devised by The Wardrobe Ensemble, who won huge critical acclaim with their 2015 production of 1972: The Future Of Sex at the Edinburgh Fringe. Co-directed by Royal & Derngate’s former RYTDS Director In Residence Jesse Jones and The Wardrobe Ensemble’s Helena Middleton, they use their trademark inventive theatricality and irreverent humour to explore the stories that have shaped our recent political history, and to think about what the future might look like. “THE MOST EXCITING YOUNG COMPANY I HAVE SEEN FOR QUITE A WHILE” THE TIMES #Education17 Contains adult themes

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Aston welcomes the homeless Davies into his dilapidated flat, sheltering him from the violence of the streets. Recognising an opportunity, Davies attempts to leave his past behind and start afresh. But what is he being offered? Friendship? Shelter? A job? Or a home? When Mick, the landlord arrives, he confronts the unexpected guest and the three men begin to circle one other suspiciously, each desperate to turn this new situation to their advantage, whatever the cost. Harold Pinter’s 20th century masterpiece explores everyone’s search for a sense of belonging in a world where the line between truth and reality is constantly in flux. Directed by Christopher Haydon (Grounded, Twelve Angry Men), this bold new production explores the paranoia of living in an ever-changing landscape. #Caretaker17

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This play is based on the original book The Singing Mermaid Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Lydia Monks Text © Julia Donaldson 2013 Illustrations © Lydia Monks 2013 Published by Macmillan Children’s Books

Adapted by Samantha Lane and Barb Jungr Music & Lyrics by Barb Jungr Director Samantha Lane Designer Laura McEwen Puppets Lyndie Wright CONCESSIONS GROUPS FRIENDS & MEMBERS SCHOOLS RD 14-26

Did you ever go to Silversands On a sunny summer’s day? Then perhaps you saw the mermaid Who sang in the deep blue bay... One day, the singing mermaid is tempted away from all of her sea creature friends and her peaceful home at Silversands to join a travelling circus. The audiences love to hear her sing, but the poor mermaid was tricked! Instead of the swimming pool she was promised, she is kept in a small tank by the wicked circus master Sam Sly, and she soon longs to return to the freedom of the sea. Will she ever escape? And who will help her along the way? Through beautiful puppetry and performance, and with music by Barb Jungr (We’re Going On A Bear Hunt), Royal & Derngate collaborate once again with Little Angel Theatre (Moominsummer Madness, 2014), to bring Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ enormously popular story, The Singing Mermaid, to life. #SingingMermaidShow

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We are delighted to be creating a vivid new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s family classic for the Royal stage this Christmas. A wild and funny tale of family, belonging and identity, this production is packed with memorable characters, new songs and brilliant storytelling. Mowgli the man cub battles for survival in this heartwarming coming-of-age story about a boy raised by wolves in the jungle. With the help of his animal friends, including Bagheera the panther, Baloo the bear and Kaa the python, Mowgli outwits the cruel and powerful tiger, Shere Khan, and learns the law of the jungle. Adapted by the Olivier Award-winning Jessica Swale (Nell Gwynn), and directed by Max Webster (The Lorax, The Old Vic), The Jungle Book receives its premiere at Royal & Derngate before a major national tour. It promises the perfect festive entertainment for all ages. HHHHH “THE BEST FAMILY SHOW SINCE MATILDA” THE GUARDIAN ON MAX WEBSTER’S THE LORAX “JESSICA SWALE’S WITTY PLAY... A DELIGHT” EVENING STANDARD ON NELL GWYNN #JungleBook17

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TUE 28 NOVEMBER – SUN 31 DECEMBER TIMES VARY – SEE PAGE 62 TICKETS £10 – £30 (See page 62) ROYAL

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A PASSAGE TO INDIA

BASED ON THE NOVEL A PASSAGE TO INDIA BY E. M. FORSTER THU 11 – SAT 20 JANUARY 2018 EVES 7.45PM (EXCL. TUE 16 JAN 7PM) THU & SAT MATINEES 2.30PM

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British India. A jagged collision of cultures split under Imperial pressure. An Indian doctor befriends an Englishwoman and his kindness leads to disaster, an accusation of sexual assault and a farcical trial where bonds are broken and minds harden to hatred. E. M. Forster’s sweeping masterpiece poses a question that is even more urgent today than when it was first asked: how can we love one another in a world divided by culture and belief? simple8 are a breathtaking young ensemble company whose work is often compared to Complicite or Kneehigh in their ability to create richly imagined worlds out of nothing but a bare stage. Their new adaptation of one of the great novels of the twentieth century reimagines A Passage To India for contemporary Britain. PART OF 2017 SEASON TICKET TICKETS £10 – £30 (See page 63) ROYAL

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LOVE FROM A STRANGER A PLAY BY AGATHA CHRISTIE AND FRANK VOSPER

FRI 23 FEBRUARY – SAT 17 MARCH 2018 EVES 7.45PM (EXCL. TUE 27 FEB 7PM) THU & SAT MATINEES 2.30PM (EXCL. SAT 24 FEB)

“Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody” Agatha Christie A whirlwind romance with a handsome and charming stranger sweeps Cecily Harrington off her feet. Little does she know the ghastly truth about her new beau… Electric with suspense and with a biting twist in its tail, this edge-of-your-seat thriller by the UK’s greatest crime writer is reimagined in a brand new production by the always innovative theatre maker, Lucy Bailey (director of Gaslight, 2015). HHHH” SUPERBLY ACTED AND GRIPPINGLY DIRECTED” THE OBSERVER ON GASLIGHT IN ASSOCIATION WITH FIERY ANGEL LTD

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JON RICHARDSON

AN EVENING WITH BOYCOTT & AGGERS

THE OLD MAN

SUN 23 & MON 24 APRIL 8PM

TUE 25 APRIL 7.30PM

The British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats is embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions. Since his last show he has become a husband and father, seen the UK vote to leave the EU and watched the rise of Donald Trump, all of which leaves him asking one question: why does it seem that no one else alive can correctly load a dishwasher? “ONE OF OUR MOST INDIVIDUAL AND INTERESTING STAND-UPS” THE TIMES “SUBLIMELY BRILLIANT, STUNNING” TIME OUT TICKETS £21.50 DERNGATE

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The extraordinary odd couple return by popular demand with a new show to enthrall, dazzle and entertain. Geoffrey Boycott will share unseen footage from the BBC archives and rare photographs from his private collection, and will be challenged by Aggers to justify his forthright views on cricket and life in general. Fun, fiery and full of surprises, the show is peppered with hilarious anecdotes and the audience can tweet Aggers live with their own questions. This event supports the Professional Cricketers Association and is raising money for organisation’s Benevolent Fund.

TICKETS £26 (£46 VIP) DERNGATE

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THE ELO EXPERIENCE

REMEMBERING FRED

THU 27 APRIL 7.30PM

Strictly Come Dancing stars Aljaz & Janette pay tribute to Fred Astaire in this spectacular new show.

BACK INTO THE BLUE TOUR

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of ELO’s iconic Out Of The Blue album, The ELO Experience return with their Back Into The Blue Tour. With a sensational string section, a stunning light show and large screen projection to further enhance the experience, this incredible show accurately reproduces the songs and sounds of the legendary band and takes you on a magical musical journey through time.

FRI 28 APRIL 7.30PM

Step back in time and relive special moments from the career of the dancing extraordinaire in this magical journey of dance, live music and entertainment. The show includes recordings of famous Fred fans including Twiggy, Darcey Bussell, Don Black and Bruce Oldfield, who will share stories of how the screen icon touched their lives.

“A TRIBUTE THAT’S JAM-PACKED WITH MUSICAL TALENT… THE LEAD SINGER IS A DEAD-RINGER FOR LYNNE” THE STAGE TICKETS £23 DERNGATE

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ROCK 4 HOPE

STUART GOLDSMITH

Rock Choir is one of the UK’s most popular contemporary choir networks. Its uplifting ethos of fun, friendship and community spirit is a huge part of its attraction, and the combined Northampton, Higham Ferrers & Market Harborough Rock Choir bring this vitality to Royal & Derngate with a varied programme of music.

FRI 5 MAY 8PM

COMPARED TO WHAT

SUN 30 APRIL 7.30PM

They perform alongside the award-winning Northampton Male Voice Choir which, under Musical Director Stephen Bell, has built up a high quality and varied repertoire that inspires audiences of all ages with its blend of power and sensitivity. This concert is performed in aid of the Hope Centre.

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Fresh from appearances on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), As Yet Untitled (Dave) and a month of packed houses at the Edinburgh Fringe, Stuart Goldsmith presents a new hour of comedy, not entirely about becoming a parent. Finding himself uprooted from his adoptive city and press-ganged into a pastoral existence by a cunning girl, Stu considers the big questions and wonders: how much compromise is too much? “A CHARMING, EXPERT STAND-UP” SUNDAY TIMES TICKETS £11

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CHRISTIAN KLUXEN CONDUCTS TCHAIKOVSKY SUN 14 MAY 7.30PM

Join us for the first of our 2017/18 Orchestral Season concerts. Bursting brass at a galloping pace proclaims the opening of Rossini’s William Tell Overture and the beginning of this spring concert, led by conductor Christian Kluxen. Joining the Orchestra for Mendelssohn’s virtuosic Piano Concerto No.1 is ‘a refined pianist with the wisdom of experience’ (Gramophone Magazine), Martin Roscoe. Opening with breathless urgency, Mendelssohn’s light and joyous Piano Concerto is almost improvisatory in its speed and excitement. Closing the programme is Tchaikovsky’s towering masterpiece, his Symphony No.6, ‘Pathétique’. Perhaps one of the most personal scores that the composer ever wrote, the piece is etched with heart-breaking intensity and was intended to be his own requiem.

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OMID DJALILI

KT TUNSTALL

WED 17 MAY 8PM

Brit Award and Ivor Novello Award-winning KT Tunstall is back on tour following the release of her latest acclaimed album KIN. Released earlier this year to rave reviews, the album debuted at No.7 on the official UK Album Chart and features the new single It Took Me So Long To Get Here, But Here I Am. Tunstall was also recently honoured with the Inspirational Artist award at the Women In Music Awards.

SCHMUCK FOR A NIGHT

SAT 20 MAY 7.30PM

Award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili, known for his legendary stand-up performances, is back on a nationwide tour. Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining, his stand-up is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. He has earned praise around the world for his performances – in Hollywood, on television and on the West End stage. He recently starred in Dickensian on BBC1 and Lucky Man on Sky1 and was a huge hit on his previous visit to Northampton. TICKETS £25 DERNGATE

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The show also features special guest Nina Nesbitt.

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TEZ ILYAS

AL MURRAY

SAT 20 MAY 8PM

SUN 21 MAY 7.30PM

Join one of the UK’s most exciting rising stars as he heads out on his first nationwide tour, Made In Britain.

The nation’s critically acclaimed bar-based-braveheart, Al Murray – The Pub Landlord embarks on a common sense crusade to ‘re-Great’ Britain in his brand new show.

MADE IN BRITAIN

LET’S GO BACKWARDS

In 2015, Tez Ilyas achieved phenomenal success with his debut stand up show TEZ Talks. It was met with packed out audiences and huge commercial success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and went onto be adapted into a BBC Radio 4 series. “RADIANTLY ENTERTAINING” THE TIMES

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We live in troubling times. Europe. The NHS. Whatever the hell is going on in the Middle East. The gathering storm of fortnightly bin collections. Who knows where it will all end? Watch the one man who will answer the call of destiny, even though it’s an unlisted number. Watch the one man who will call time on tyranny, even though he isn’t quite sure what that means.

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COUNT ARTHUR STRONG BRINGS YOU…

MON 22 MAY 8PM

SUN 28 MAY 8PM

Influenced by David Bowie’s legendary concert performances, Live On Mars fuses sound and vision to portray the essence of Bowie, his alter egos and creative muses with elements of mime, dance, and stunning big screen images and animation.

Using stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember, uniquely recreating the salient and poignant moments for your enjoyment. Plus something else. Don’t miss this amazing event.

Featuring the electrifying vocals and uncanny likeness of singer and lifelong Bowie fan, Alex Thomas, with a worldclass band, and covering the Bowie back-catalogue from Space Oddity to Let’s Dance and everything in between, Live On Mars is the show that Bowie fans have been waiting for.

“JUST GET’S FUNNIER AND FUNNIER” THE GUARDIAN

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THE SOUND OF MUCUS

A TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE

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“A RELENTLESS BLAST OF COMIC SURPRISES” THE TIMES “[HIS] OBSERVATION OF VARIETY IS SUPERB” THE SCOTTISH HERALD

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KEVIN & KAREN

HENNING WEHN

WED 31 MAY 7.30PM

Join German comedy ambassador Henning Wehn for an evening of teutonic jolliness at its best. After his last show tackled those well-known staples of light entertainment that are the British obsession with home ownership and the self-serving nature of most fundraising efforts, this time Henning’s having an unbiased look at immigration.

DANCE 2017

THU 1 JUNE 8PM

Strictly sweethearts Kevin & Karen Clifton tour the UK for the very first time with their sensational new live show – a sultry, hip-swinging journey through the Waltz, Cha Cha, Fox Trot, Tango and Salsa. It’s a high-energy performance filled with sassy tunes, heart-pounding choreography and sparkling costumes. Kevin and Karen will dazzle you as they weave their own spellbinding style of ballroom magic. Backed by a supporting cast of dancers and a live 12-piece show band, their most famous, edge-of-your-seat routines are brought to the stage, propelled by passion. TICKETS £33.50, £36.50 & £43.50 DERNGATE

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He also wonders, if, generally speaking, people are competent. Luckily in his case this doesn’t matter; either he’s funny or he lives up to a national stereotype. It’s a win-win situation. Come along. Or else.

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THAT’LL BE THE DAY

ICONIC – THE SHOW

After an incredible three decades of touring, the UK’s number one rock ‘n’ roll variety production returns to Northampton with a brand new show.

The creative force behind the hugely successful Vampires Rock, Steve Steinman, presents his all-new show, Iconic – The Show, set in a future world where cinemas have almost ceased to exist. One magical cinema still stands, whose midnight screening offers a night they will never forget.

SAT 3 JUNE 7.30PM

FRI 2 JUNE 7.30PM

This year’s production features a fresh new line-up of sensational hits, spanning the ’50s right through to the ’70s, mixed with even more hilarious comedy. Complete with fabulous costumes and high-energy live music performances, you’ll be on your feet and dancing in the aisles before the night is over. “THIS SHOW JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER” THE TELEGRAPH TICKETS £24.50 & £26 DERNGATE

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WORLD’S GREATEST DRUMMER

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SUN 4 JUNE 7.45PM

This year marks the 10th anniversary of The World’s Greatest Drummer concert. This concert features four of the world’s leading drummers: Ian Palmer and Pete Cater, plus guest drummers Benny Greb, one of the most exciting drummers of today, and the highly respected jazz drummer Mark Mondesir. They pay tribute to Buddy Rich, known as ‘The World’s Greatest Drummer’, along with a big band featuring some of the UK’s finest musicians.

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LIZA SINGS STREISAND

SUN 4 JUNE 7.30PM

TICKETS £26 & £31

A cast of incredible singers and dancers take you through this feel-good family show, filled with fun and humour and featuring hits from Queen, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Tina Turner, Rolling Stones and Prince, to name but a few.

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Liza Pulman, the acclaimed singer and comedienne from Fascinating Aida, celebrates the songs of the great Barbra Streisand with her six piece band, The Stardust Ensemble. Alongside renowned musical director Joseph Atkins, Liza brings you glorious new arrangements of the now legendary songs. Expect muchloved classics Evergreen, The Way We Were, New York State Of Mind, Second Hand Rose and many more in a full-to-bursting 90 minute show. “THE LOVE CHILD OF NEIL DIAMOND AND BARBRA STREISAND” SUZY KLEIN, BBC IN TUNE

TICKETS £20 ROYAL

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MAYHEW YOUTH DANCE COMPANY

JOEL DOMMETT: LIVE THU 8 JUNE 8PM

A NEW DAWN

TUE 6 & WED 7 JUNE 7PM Following a very successful launch last year, this young dynamic company present a mixture of classical and contemporary works by choreographers as diverse as Bournonville and Alston, alongside works created specifically for the company. With a wealth of young talent on show, this production will appeal to all lovers of dance.

Fresh from his hugely memorable performance on 2016’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, one of the UK’s most energetic and exciting comedians returns to the road with his solo show, Joel Dommett: LIVE. Catch the star of Sky1’s Bring The Noise as he delivers his high octane comedy to Northampton. After receiving great reviews for his Edinburgh Fringe shows, Joel has gone on to appear in numerous television shows including; Impractical Jokers (BBC3), Reality Bites (ITV2), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC) and Drunk History (Comedy Central). HHHHH TIME OUT

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WED 7 JUNE 1PM & 4.30PM & THU 8 JUNE 10AM & 1PM

“Somewhere, hidden amongst the thorny brambles, is a little kingdom where everyone is very very small…” From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation live on stage. Ben and Holly live in the Little Kingdom, a tiny land where flowers and grass rise high above them and every day is an adventure. They have fun and games helping Gaston the Ladybird clean up his messy cave, they go on a trip into The Big World with tooth-fairy Nanny Plum, even plan a surprise birthday party for King Thistle, and oops, let’s hope there’s not another jelly flood!

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BEN & HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM

Join Ben and Holly and their friends on this exciting, enchanting and magical musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter. This beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family. HHHH “MAGIC FOR SMALL CHILDREN” WHATSONSTAGE.COM Running time approx. 1 hour 20 mins including interval

TICKETS £14 & £16 DERNGATE

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JIMMY CARR

FRI 9 JUNE 7.45PM

FRI 9 JUNE 8PM

THE BEST OF, ULTIMATE, GOLD, GREATEST HITS TOUR

ANNUAL CONCERT

Royal & Derngate’s very own Community Choir bring a touch of gospel, soul, reggae and modern/contemporary music to the mix in their third annual concert, to ensure there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Jimmy Carr is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.

The choir will this year be joined by The Voice contestant Israel J. Allen, whose dynamic vocal range and skillful ad‑lib ability has earmarked him as one of the notable UK gospel voices of our time.

A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, his new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment.

TICKETS £12.50

TICKETS £28.50

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Please note this is the same show as performed in October and November 2016 – new date added due to popular demand.

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THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON

LIMELIGHT THEATRE SCHOOL

SAT 10 JUNE 8PM

SUN 11 JUNE 1PM & 5PM

DIDO & AENEAS

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TV NIGHT

Students across all three years of The University of Northampton’s Popular Music department perform their first opera, Purcell’s heartbreaking love story Dido & Aeneas, under the tutelage of their choir master and musical director, Jasmine Shadrack, Senior Lecturer in Popular Music. What should have been a beautiful love story between a queen and her warrior lover becomes a tale of witchcraft, broken hearts and betrayal. Purcell’s timeless master work, the magnum opus that heralded the birth of English opera, is brought to the stage with stunning performances by the students.

Limelight Theatre School are back once again with another show-stopping performance.

TICKETS £15.50

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The talented pupils from the school perform songs and dances from all your favourite television shows, including children’s programmes, dramas, sitcoms and sci-fi shows. There is something for all ages, so bring your whole family along for this celebration of the TV music and dances we all know.

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VOLUNTARY IMPACT

CELEBRATING NORTHAMPTONSHIRE MON 12 JUNE 7.30PM

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THE FESTIVAL 2017 WED 14 & THU 15 JUNE 7PM

Join Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire for their annual community concert. School children, stage schools and community performance groups from across the town come together for this high energy celebration of local arts, culture and talent. Performance groups include Singing For Breathing, COPD Choir and Singing For The Brain as well as the intergenerational School Of Life Choir. Accompanied by a fabulous house band and musical director Gareth Fuller, this promises to be a musical extravaganza.

This is an opportunity to share in and celebrate arts performances by young people from Northamptonshire’s primary and secondary schools, who will be showcasing their talents, skills and irrepressible energy.

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TICKETS £9

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Presented in partnership with the Northamptonshire Music & Performing Arts Trust, this promises to be a truly memorable experience for the young people, their teachers and leaders and you, their audience.

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BEVERLEY KNIGHT

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Following the release of last year’s acclaimed Top 10 album Soulsville, a string of sold out gigs in the spring of 2016, and the completion of a six month run in the smash hit West End musical The Bodyguard, Beverley Knight is taking to the road again.

SUN 18 JUNE 7.30PM

FRI 16 JUNE 7.30PM

She will play a broad set, featuring hits from her stellar career, highlights from the Soulsville album and a few customary surprises that fans have come expect from her legendary live shows.

PART OF NORTHAMPTON MUSIC FESTIVAL

TICKETS £29.50, £37 & £101 DERNGATE

JAN MRÁČEK PERFORMS MENDELSSOHN

Opening this summer concert is Debussy’s dreamlike Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, conducted by Martyn Brabbins. Jan Mráček follows with one of the foremost violin concertos of the Romantic era, full of warmth and vitality, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.Filled with wonderful melodies and stirring rhythms, Shostakovich’s imposing Symphony No.5 completes the evening, bursting with tremendous power. CONCESSIONS PART OF NORTHAMPTON MUSIC FESTIVAL

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TICKETS £15 – £35 (See page 63) DERNGATE

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THE ILLEGAL EAGLES

MOTOWN & PHILADELPHIA ON TOUR

20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR THU 22 JUNE 7.30PM

FRI 23 JUNE 7.30PM

Often acclaimed as the ‘world’s official no.1 Eagles tribute’, The Illegal Eagles return to the stage, this time celebrating their own incredible 20 years of UK and international touring.

Original Drifters member Roy G Hemmings brings together the sound of two of America’s iconic labels Motown and the Sounds Of Philadelphia, in this electrifying show.

With their impressive mastery of the Eagles’ distinctive sound, they perform all of the classic hits, including Hotel California, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Take It To The Limit, Life In The Fast Lane and many more.

Featuring hits by The Three Degrees, The Supremes, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Stevie Wonder, Billy Paul, Four Tops, Temptations, Marvin Gaye and The O’Jays, to name a few, the show includes the hits Me & Mrs Jones, Don’t Leave Me This Way, Givin’ Up Givin’ In, Stop In The Name of Love, When Will I See You Again, Love Train, Dancing In The Streets, How Sweet It Is and My Girl.

“AMAZING MUSICIANSHIP AND VOCALS” NME

TICKETS £24.50 & £26.50 DERNGATE

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HEATHER SMALL

RE:BIRTH

HOW CAN I LOVE YOU MORE

THU 6 JULY 8PM

FRI 30 JUNE 7.30PM It is 25 years since Heather Small, the voice and face of M People, burst onto the music scene. After over 11 million record sales, plus Brit and Mercury Music awards, she is embarking on her nationwide tour. The How Can I Love You More 2017 UK tour is a 25th anniversary celebration of the music of Small and M People and the concert will feature all of their greatest hits, including Moving On Up, One Night In Heaven, Search For A Hero and, of course, Proud.

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RUSSELL BRAND

THE VOICE OF M PEOPLE

TICKETS £29 & £31

TICKETS £23

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Following a sold out show in April, Russell Brand has added a second date in Northampton as part of his new stand-up tour, Re:Birth. What is real? Who are we? Where did this baby come from? Russell wrestles with these questions while unravelling the matrix of modern media, politics, sex, fatherhood and death. Join one of comedy’s fiercest talents as he tries to make sense of life having just made a new one.

TICKETS £28.50 DERNGATE

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OPEN STAGE PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY

ALICE AT WONDERLAND SAT 8 JULY 11AM & 4PM

SEPTEMBER

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS TRUST

GENERATIONS

All Alice wants is to share her voice with the world. Will she seize her chance to shine and take to the stage with legendary pop diva ‘Queenie H’? Join her for the adventure of a lifetime as she and a cast of cosmic characters sing and dance their way through the carnival of chaos that is Wonderland.

SUN 9 JULY 2PM & 7.30PM

Written by Steven Holding, Alice At Wonderland is a modern day musical interpretation of the timeless children’s classic, proudly presented by Open Stage Performing Arts Company and Open Stage Performing Arts School students.

SECOND GENERATION CONCERT 7.30PM

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ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

FILM MUSIC GALA SUN 16 JULY 7.30PM

Joining the Orchestra for a special tribute to the composer John Barry will be the sensational singer Alison Jiear, who dazzled audiences on Britain’s Got Talent and starred in Cinderella at Royal & Derngate in 2015. She and the Orchestra will perform some of Barry’s best-known works, including the iconic CONCESSIONS themes from the Bond films Goldfinger FRIENDS & MEMBERS and Diamonds Are Forever. FAMILY DERNGATE

NEW GENERATION CONCERT 2PM Performances by the county’s Junior Orchestra, Junior Wind Orchestra, Jazz 3, Junior Brass Ensemble, Junior String Orchestra and Junior Choir. Performances by the County’s Training Orchestra, Training Wind Orchestra, Jazz 2, Training Brass Band, Training String Orchestra, Guitarlactica and Training Choirs. DERNGATE

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DES O’CONNOR & JIMMY TARBUCK LIVE SUN 17 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

The world of film has produced hundreds of fantastic scores and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is offering you the chance to hear some of the best.

TICKETS £15 – £35 (See page 63)

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Two legends of television, show-business and the Royal Variety Performance come together, accompanied by music and video, to reminisce and entertain at Royal & Derngate. Last year Des O’Connor and Jimmy Tarbuck performed on stage together for the very first time in Sunday Night At The London Palladium. The event was described by The Guardian as “a night of theatrical history to be remembered for many years to come”. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Des and Jimmy perform together. TICKETS £27, £30 & £40 DERNGATE

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PHIL WANG

ARIAS

FRI 29 SEPTEMBER 8PM TICKETS £13

SUN 1 OCTOBER 7.30PM

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UNDERGROUND

STEWART LEE

CONTENT PROVIDER THU 12 OCTOBER 8PM TICKETS £23 DERNGATE

FOR AGES 16+

Please note, this is the same show as on Sat 25 March. FRIENDS & MEMBERS

TICKETS £26 DERNGATE

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TUE 31 OCTOBER 7.30PM FRIENDS & MEMBERS

MILTON JONES IS OUT THERE

TICKETS £20.50 – £40.50 (VIP tickets £100) DERNGATE

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LULU

ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC FRI 3 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

THU 2 NOVEMBER 7.30PM DERNGATE

FRI 13 OCTOBER 7.30PM

HOME

SUN 15 OCTOBER 7.30PM

TICKETS £27

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COLLABRO

GALA CONCERT DERNGATE

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ONE NIGHT OF ELVIS

MALCOLM ARNOLD FESTIVAL

TICKETS £15 – £35 (See page 63)

TICKETS £6, £26, £36 & £46

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TICKETS £36, £38 & £76 DERNGATE

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SAT 11 NOVEMBER 10.30PM-2AM

THU 16 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

For Spooky Tours in October, visit website

TICKETS £50

TICKETS £26

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JOOLS HOLLAND

VARIOUS

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FRI 17 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

FRI 17 NOVEMBER 8PM TICKETS £24 ROYAL

FOR AGES 15+

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TICKETS £30.50 & £41 DERNGATE

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SCREAMING BLUE MURDER DOORS 7.45PM SHOW 8.15PM

Don’t miss our Friday night comedy club in the Underground Studio. This season features many of comedy’s rising stars: FRI 21 APRIL

FRI 12 MAY

Anthony King Juliet Meyers Luke Benson Compere Dan Evans

Christian Reilly Bobby Mair Debra-Jane Appelby Compere Dan Evans

FRI 28 APRIL

FRI 26 MAY

Daliso Chaponda James Sherwood Susan Murray Compere Dan Evans

Pierre Hollins Sofie Hagen Otiz Cannelloni Compere Dan Evans

Line up may be subject to change, advance booking is recommended Recommended for ages 16 and above

TICKETS £13.50 UNDERGROUND

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NATIONAL THEATRE CONNECTIONS 2017 THU 27 APRIL – SAT 6 MAY

The National Theatre Connections festival is a celebration of young people, theatre-making and the importance of access to the arts. Each year the National Theatre commissions 10 new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the most exciting writers with the theatremakers of tomorrow. Royal & Derngate hosts one of the 29 local festivals that take place across the country. Amongst the many performers taking to the stage will be our own Young Company. Please visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk for the full schedule of performances. Connections is supported by: Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Jacqueline and Richard Worswick, Susan Miller and Byron Grote, Hays Travel Foundation, Faithorn Farrell Timms and supporters of the Connections Appeal

TICKETS £6

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FAME JR. EARLY SHOW

(YOUTH THEATRE: MUSICALS)

FRI 7 JULY 6.30PM & SAT 8 JULY 2.30PM LATE SHOW

(YOUNG COMPANY: MUSICALS)

FRI 7 JULY 8.30PM & SAT 8 JULY 8.30PM Fame Jr. is a bittersweet and inspiring story about a diverse group of students who dedicate themselves to four gruelling years of study in the pursuit of their dreams. With insight, humour and high-energy dance numbers, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today. Our Youth Theatre and Young Company present two uniquely different retellings of this high octane musical. The early shows are performed by Youth Theatre: Musicals, directed by Trudy A Bell (Café Crescendo). The late shows are performed by Young Company: Musicals, directed by Ashley Elbourne (The Musicians). Both productions feature choreography by Megan Curtis. TICKETS £9

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS BY CHARLES DICKENS

ADAPTATION BY DECLAN DONNELLAN AND NICK ORMEROD

A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict forever changes the life of the orphaned Pip. Turning his back on his humble beginnings as a blacksmith’s apprentice, he strives to better himself and become a gentleman, unaware of the heartache that awaits him. Great Expectations lays bare the web of lies and guilt in Charles Dickens’ least sentimental love story. It also tackles big questions of identity while mustering a cast of unforgettable characters, chief amongst them Miss Havisham, Magwitch and Joe Gargery. Directed by Erica Martin, The Actors Company invite you to immerse yourself in this classic story and discover one of Dickens’s most loved tales.

Adapted by Nick Ormerod and Declan Donnellan Directed by Erica Martin

For more information on The Actors Company and how you can get involved, visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk/get-involved/community

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WORLD PREMIERE Written by Laura Lomas A co-commission with

I remember the darkness, I remember the silence, I remember the water rising The forest. The wake of a unnamed crisis. A group of young people work to make sense of what happened, what it means, and what they will do now. Presented by Royal & Derngate’s Young Company and directed by Ashley Elbourne (The Musicians), The Blue Road is a provocative new play by acclaimed writer Laura Lomas exploring memory, loss, living in the aftermath and our capacity to begin again.

Performed by Young Company: Create Directed by Ashley Elbourne Designer Sarah June Mills Lighting Designer Charlotte Burton Sound Designer Andy Cox

If you are aged between 5-21 and would like to find out how to join our Youth Theatre or Young Company, please contact our Youth Theatre Manager Ashley Elbourne at ashley.elbourne@royalandderngate.co.uk or call 01604 627566.

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EDUCATION

BEHIND THE CURTAIN

A wide range of activities for all ages can be booked as one-off workshops or as part of a partnership agreement that spans across year groups.

EXCITING PERFORMANCE TOURS FOR GROUPS, SCHOOLS AND INDIVIDUALS

SEE WEBSITE FOR ALL AVAILABLE TOURS

All activities can be designed to suit the specific needs of your students and staff – just tell us what you need and we can design it for you.

It is 1884, it is opening night...

ARTSMARK

To book a place on one of our scheduled tours or to arrange an exclusive tour, contact Box Office.

We can also help schools working towards Artsmark status through student arts activities and Arts Award. For more information on Education Provision, visit our website or contact Trudy Bell, Creative Learning Director at trudy.bell@royalandderngate.co.uk or 01604 655740.

A NEW SCHOOL FOR NORTHAMPTON

Explore the history of the Royal auditorium and find out how our Made In Northampton productions are made.

Running time: approx. 90 minutes. We regret that this tour may not be suitable for those with access requirements. Customers are advised to wear flat shoes.

For information on our upcoming free school project, visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk/about-us/new-projects

TICKETS £13 per person, please call Box Office to book or to discuss exclusive bookings.

ARTS LEADERS

YOUNG COMPANY: DANCE

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 Mighty Creatives Regional Partnership Working Award for their Mothertongue Tales book project, Arts Leaders offers exciting ways for young people to have a voice within the arts.

LAUNCHING SEPTEMBER 2017

If you are 13-25 years old and interested in becoming an Arts Leader, visit the Get Involved pages on our website or email trudy.bell@royalandderngate.co.uk.

For more information contact our Youth Theatre Manager on ashley.elbourne@royalandderngate.co.uk or by calling 01604 627566.

Are you aged 14-21 and have an interest in dance? This brand new company will look at a variety of different genres and styles of dance used in theatre today. Professional choreographers will help equip you with the skills you need to become a dancer or help give you some rhythm. No experience is required, just plenty of enthusiasm.

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Looking for something to do during the school holidays? Why not book onto one of our regular Holiday Projects and take part in creative activities, meet new people and have loads of fun doing it? • All holiday projects take place from 10am to 3pm with early and late drop-offs available on request • Fully DBS checked professional theatre leaders • Informal performance at the end of the project for friends and family You can book a place by calling Box Office on 01604 624811 or for more information contact Ashley Elbourne, Youth Theatre Manager by email at ashley.elbourne@royalandderngate.co.uk or call 01604 627566.

SUPERHERO SHOWDOWN SUITABLE FOR AGES 4-7 & 8-13

MAY HALF TERM

TUE 30 MAY – FRI 2 JUNE

Take your favourite superhero or better still, make one up. Come along and find out what happens when they join forces with Spiderman or Wonder Woman! COST £100 per participant

MATILDA THE MUSICAL (IN 20 MINUTES) SUITABLE FOR AGES 8-13

SUMMER HOLIDAYS

MON 24 – FRI 28 JULY & MON 31 JULY – FRI 4 AUGUST

Winner of over 75 international awards, the musical of Roald Dahl’s classic book Matilda has taken the world by storm. Join us as we rehearse and perform an abridged version of this everpopular tale, filled with action-packed scenes and show‑stopping songs. COST £125 per participant

THE JUNGLE BOOK SUITABLE FOR AGES 4-7

SUMMER HOLIDAYS

MON 24 – FRI 28 JULY & MON 31 JULY – FRI 4 AUGUST

Join all of your favourite characters as you venture into this magical and enchanting tale. With help from Bagheera, Kaa, Baloo and Shere Khan, can you learn the laws of the jungle? COST £125 per participant

Look our for news of our exciting October Half Term Holiday Projects to be announced.

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ACCESS INFORMATION At Royal & Derngate we are committed to enabling as many people as possible to enjoy our performances. • 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 auditoria, with a number of wheelchair spaces in each and lift access to each floor (excluding uppercircles). • Guide 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.

Please use the key throughout this brochure and on the diary pages for our full range of access performances Captioned Performances Sign Language Interpreted Performances Audio-Described Performances Relaxed Performances 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.

ACCESS TICKETING SCHEME In July 2017, we are making important changes to our access ticketing policy. As well as providing adapted shows for our audiences with certain access needs, we also recognise that it is just as important for us to be prepared for when customers with additional specific needs visit us. Over the next few weeks we will be sending out application forms to customers who have previously booked a disabled discounted ticket and inviting them to join this free scheme. The registration process allows you to tell us about any specific needs you have which will affect your booking and to apply for free* or discounted tickets should you need extra assistance during your visit. In exchange, we will be able to prioritise specific areas or seating according to your needs. If you think you, or someone you care for, may qualify for tickets under our new scheme we would also encourage you to register by either downloading the form from our website, or requesting a form by post via the Box Office. Please note that even if you have had reduced price tickets in the past, you will need to register under the terms of the new scheme to qualify for discounts. The access scheme has been developed in consultation with local charitable organisations and other venues around the UK. By taking a few minutes to tell us about your specific 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 on 01604 624811 or email access@royalandderngate.co.uk. For more information, please see www.royalandderngate.co.uk/access. *Proof of eligibility will be required, see application form for details.


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MEMBERSHIP Join one of our membership schemes and play a vital role in supporting Royal & Derngate. Here are just some of the benefits that will bring you closer to the theatre you love:

FRIENDS

• No transaction fees or postage charges • Free ticket exchange facility • Ticket discounts • Show 2 for 1s • Priority booking • E-newsletters • 10% off at our bars Single membership: £30 (2 discounted tickets per show) Joint membership: £40 (4 discounted tickets per show)

GOLD SUPPORTERS

Enjoy enhanced Friends benefits including a personalised booking service and invitations to exclusive patron events. In doing so, you support our charitable activity and have a particular impact on our work with young people. £150 per person per year

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE

Share our passion, gain an insight into our work and develop a deeper understanding of how we produce theatre of the highest quality by joining our most exclusive membership circle. Your support directly funds the shows we produce. £600 per person per year £1,000 for joint membership

Call Box Office on 01604 624811 or add a membership when you next buy tickets – you will start receiving your benefits immediately.

PUT YOUR BUSINESS IN THE SPOTLIGHT Our flexible Corporate Membership Scheme provides you with a selection of benefits from which to shape your package, whether you are interested in client entertaining, employee recognition, giving back to the community or are just passionate about the theatre. THANK YOU TO ALL OUR MEMBERS FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT:

Call Jo Ibbotson on 01604 655735 or email jo.ibbotson@royalandderngate.co.uk to find out more.


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AT A GLANCE 2FOR1

ACCESS PERFORMANCES (see page 58)

Preview Pre/Post-show Talk Guest Night Friends & Members – 2 for the price of 1

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SHOW Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures Death Of A Salesman Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures Death Of A Salesman Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures Death Of A Salesman Death Of A Salesman Million Dollar Quartet Death Of A Salesman Million Dollar Quartet Death Of A Salesman Death Of A Salesman Million Dollar Quartet Million Dollar Quartet Death Of A Salesman Screaming Blue Murder Million Dollar Quartet Death Of A Salesman Jon Richardson Death Of A Salesman Jon Richardson An Evening With Boycott & Aggers Death Of A Salesman Death Of A Salesman Death Of A Salesman The ELO Experience Remembering Fred Death Of A Salesman Screaming Blue Murder Death Of A Salesman Rock 4 Hope SHOW Not Dead Enough Not Dead Enough Not Dead Enough Not Dead Enough Stuart Goldsmith Not Dead Enough The Addams Family The Grapes Of Wrath The Addams Family The Grapes Of Wrath The Grapes Of Wrath The Addams Family The Addams Family The Grapes Of Wrath Screaming Blue Murder The Addams Family The Grapes Of Wrath RPO - Christian Kluxen Conducts Tchaikovsky The Grapes Of Wrath The Grapes Of Wrath The Grapes Of Wrath Omid Djalili The Grapes Of Wrath The Grapes Of Wrath The Grapes Of Wrath KT Tunstall

Captioned Audio-Described Sign Interpreted Relaxed performance Pre-Show Touch Tours Performance for audiences with special needs TIME 7.30pm 7.45pm 7.30pm 7.45pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm & 7.45pm 2.30pm & 7.45pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.45pm & 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.45pm 2.30pm & 7.45pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.45pm 8.15pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.45pm 8pm 7.45pm 8pm 7.30pm 7.45pm 7.45pm & 7.45pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.45pm 8.15pm 2.30pm & 7.45pm 7.30pm TIME 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 8pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.45pm & 7.30pm 2.30pm 7pm 2.30pm & 7.45pm 7.30pm 5pm & 8.30pm 7.45pm 8.15pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.45pm 7.30pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 8pm & 7.45pm 2.30pm 7.45pm 2.30pm & 7.45pm 7.30pm 2FOR1

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ALADDIN – PAGE 20 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Fri 08 Dec 2pm Sat 09 Dec 1pm Sun 10 Dec 1pm Tue 12 Dec 2pm 2pm Wed 13 Dec Thu 14 Dec 2pm Fri 15 Dec 2pm 1pm Sat 16 Dec Sun 17 Dec 1pm Tue 19 Dec 2pm Wed 20 Dec 2pm 2pm Thu 21 Dec Fri 22 Dec 2pm Sat 23 Dec 1pm Sun 24 Dec 1pm Tue 26 Dec 1pm

7pm 5pm 5pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 5pm 5pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 5pm 5pm 5pm

Wed 27 Dec Thu 28 Dec Fri 29 Dec Sat 30 Dec Sun 31 Dec Green Show Red Show Purple Show Silver Show Gold Show

7pm 7pm 7pm 5pm 5pm

2pm 2pm 2pm 1pm 1pm £19 £25.50 £28.50 £29.50 £31

£17 £24.50 £26.50 £28.50 £30

£15.50 £22.50 £25 £26.50 £28

£14 £20 £22.50 £24 £26.50

£13 £16.50 £18.50 £20.50 £23.50

£11 £11 £13 £17 £19.50

THE JUNGLE BOOK – PAGE 36 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Tue 28 Nov Wed 29 Nov Thu 30 Nov Fri 01 Dec Sat 02 Dec Sun 03 Dec Tue 05 Dec 10.30am Wed 06 Dec 10.30am Thu 07 Dec 10.30am Fri 08 Dec 10.30am Sat 09 Dec Sun 10 Dec Tue 12 Dec 10.30am Wed 13 Dec 10.30am Thu 14 Dec 10.30am Fri 15 Dec Sat 16 Dec Sun 17 Dec Tue 19 Dec Wed 20 Dec

1.15pm 1.15pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 1.15pm 1.15pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 1.15pm 1.15pm 2.15pm 2.15pm

7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 5.15pm 5.15pm

5.15pm 5.15pm

7.15pm 5.15pm 5.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm

Thu 21 Dec Fri 22 Dec Sat 23 Dec Sun 24 Dec Tue 26 Dec Wed 27 Dec Thu 28 Dec Fri 29 Dec Sat 30 Dec Sun 31 Dec Green Show Red Show Silver Show Gold Show

2.15pm 2.15pm 1.15pm 1.15pm 1.15pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 1.15pm 1.15pm £20 £22.50 £24.50 £26

£18 £20 £22.50 £24.50

£17 £18.50 £20 £21

£14.50 £16 £17.50 £18.50

7.15pm 7.15pm 5.15pm 5.15pm 5.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 5.15pm 5.15pm £12 £14 £15 £16.50

£10 £10 £10 £10

THE SINGING MERMAID – PAGE 35 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Sat 2 Dec 11am Tue 5 Dec 11am Wed 6 Dec 11am Sat 9 Dec 11am Sun 10 Dec 11am Sat 16 Dec 11am Sun 17 Dec 11am Wed 20 Dec 11am Thu 21 Dec 11am Fri 22 Dec 11am Sat 23 Dec 11am Sun 24 Dec 11am Tue 26 Dec 11am Wed 27 Dec 11am Thu 28 Dec 11am Fri 29 Dec 11am

2pm 2pm 2pm 2pm 2pm 2pm 2pm 2pm 2pm 2pm 2pm 2pm 2pm 2pm 2pm 2pm

4pm 4pm 4pm 4pm 4pm

4pm 4pm

Sat 30 Dec Sun 31 Dec Tue 2 Jan Wed 3 Jan Sat 6 Jan Sun 7 Jan Sat 13 Jan

11am 11am 11am 11am 11am 11am 11am

2pm 2pm 2pm 2pm 2pm 2pm 2pm

4pm 4pm 4pm 4pm 4pm

Additional schools performance available, please contact our Groups hotline on 01604 620066 or email groups@royalandderngate.co.uk. Tickets £9.50 Blue Show – Special Needs Family performance


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DETAILED TICKET PRICES

The table below details full ticket prices for shows where more than three prices apply. Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures (p.5) All Shows £30 £28.50

£25

£23

£19

£13

Million Dollar Quartet (p.6) Tue-Thu Eves £36 Fri & Sat Eves & Sat Mat £38 Wed Mat £34

£33 £35 £31

£30 £31 £28

£28 £29 £25

£25 £26 £22

£19 £21 £17

Not Dead Enough (p.7) Wed Mat Tue-Thu Eve Fri & Sat Eves & Sat Mat

£28 £30 £31

£25 £26 £28

£21 £22 £26

£19 £20 £21

£15 £16 £17

£30 £31 £33

The Addams Family (p.8) Tue Eve & Wed Mat £31 £29 £25.50 Wed & Thu Eves £34.50 £30.50 £26.50 & Fri Early Eve Fri & Sat Eves & Sat Mat £37 £34 £30

£21 £24

£19 £21

£16 £19

£26

£23

£20

Running Wild (p.10) Tue, Fri & Sat Eves Sat Mat

£27 £25

£25 £23

£23 £21

£21 £19

£19 £16

£16 £13

Sand In The Sandwiches (p.11) Thu-Sat Eves £30 Thu & Sat Mats £27

£27 £24

£25 £22

£23 £20

£19 £16

£16 £13

Railway Children (p.12) Tue-Sat Eves & Mats

£23

£20

£17

£14

£11

£27

Shirley Valentine (p.14) Mon-Thu Eves £29 £26.50 £24.50 £22 Fri & Sat Eves & Sat Mat £30.50 £28.50 £26.50 £24.50 Thu Mat £27 £25 £24 £22

£20 £21 £21

£19

Legally Blonde (p.16) Mon-Thu Eves Fri & Sat Eves & Sat Mat Wed Mat

£26 £29 £23

£22 £25 £19

£38 £42.50 £34

£36 £39 £31

£33 £36 £29

£31 £33 £25

NMTC: The Wizard Of Oz (p.18) Tue Eve, Wed & Sat Mats £18 Wed-Fri Eves £21 Sat Eve £22 Blood Brothers (p.17) Mon-Thu Eves Wed Mat Fri & Sat Eves & Sat Mat

£16 £19 £20

£33.50 £31.50 £30 £28 £35.50 £32

£14 £17 £18

£11 £14 £16

£10 £12 £14

£10 £10

£29 £26 £30

£26 £24 £27

£24 £22 £23

£19.50 £18 £21

Rita, Sue And Bob Too (p.18) Tue-Thu Eves £28 Fri & Sat Eves & Sat Mat £29 Wed & Thu Mats £23

£26 £27 £21

£23 £24 £19

£20 £21 £17

£15 £16 £14

£12 £12 £11

Hedda Gabler (p.19) Tue-Thu Eves Fri & Sat Eves & Sat Mat Wed & Thu Mats

£30 £31 £28

£26 £28 £25

£22 £26 £21

£20 £21 £19

£16 £17 £15

£25

£15

£31

£25

£24 £20 £26

£18 £16 £20

£31 £33 £30

Mamma Mia (p.21) Mon-Thu Eves, Wed & £54.50 £49.50 £42.50 £35 Thu Mats Fri & Sat Eves & Sat Mat £59.50 £53.50 £48.50 £40.50 Shrek (p.21) Wed-Fri Eves Thu Mat Sat & Sun Eves & Mats

£45.50 £42.50 £36 £28 £40.50 £36.50 £31.50 £25.50 £49.50 £46.50 £40 £32

Made In Northampton: Death Of A Salesman (p.24), The Grapes Of Wrath (p.26), An Iliad (p.30), Rules For Living (p.32), The Caretaker (p.34), A Passage To India (p.38), Love From A Stranger (p.38) Mon-Fri Eves £28.50 £26.50 £23.50 £20.50 £15.50 £11 .50 Sat Eves £30 £28 £25 £22 £17 £13 Matinees & Previews £24 £22 £20 £18 £14 £10 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Christian Kluxen Conducts Tchaikovsky (p.41), Jan Mráček Performs Mendelssohn (p.47) and Film Music Gala (p.49) £35 £33 £29 £27 £23 £15


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DISCOUNTS & CONCESSIONS CONCESSIONS

Under 16s, Over 60s, Students, Job Seekers and Disabled Patrons are able to claim a £2 discount on their tickets for most performances (excluding Saturday evenings). Please let us know if you are eligible for a concession at time of booking and please note that on some performances, certain types of concession may not apply.

FRIENDS & MEMBERS

Friends, Gold Supporters and Artistic Director’s Circle members are entitled to a saving on most performances. Discounts range from £1 off, £3 off and ‘two tickets for the price of one’. 2FOR1s are indicated on the show pages and the Diary on pages 60-61 with the symbol. Please ask at time of booking. 2FOR1

To join, call our membership line 01604 635868.

GROUPS

For selected performances, an allocation of tickets can be purchased at reduced prices by Groups. GROUPS BENEFITS AT A GLANCE • Groups 8+ £2 off • Groups 20+ 3 off • Groups 40+ £4 off • Even greater savings on Made In Northampton • No transaction fee

• No postage charge • Free group organiser ticket on certain shows • Pre-ordering of drinks and snacks • Extended payment dates

GROUPS CHRISTMAS DISCOUNTS For this year’s Christmas shows, the following rates apply: The Jungle Book – available on top three prices, excl. Sat 24 & Mon 26 December performances Aladdin – available on top three prices for Red, Purple and Silver performances, not available on Gold or Green performances Groups 8+ £4 off per ticket plus 1 free ticket for every 10 purchased Groups 20+ £6 off per ticket plus 1 free ticket for every 10 purchased Groups 40+ £8 off per ticket plus 1 free ticket for every 10 purchased Groups 60+ £9 off per ticket plus 1 free ticket for every 10 purchased

SEASON TICKETS Buy a season ticket and make considerable savings on every Made In Northampton production BOOK 6 OR 7 SHOWS £8 off per ticket (Add ons £2 off per ticket) BOOK 5 SHOWS £7 off per ticket (Add ons £1 off per ticket) BOOK 4 SHOWS £5 off per ticket (Add ons £1 off per ticket) BOOK 3 SHOWS £4 off per ticket (Add ons £1 off per ticket) ADDITIONAL DICOUNTS (only one applies, cannot be claimed on’ add-ons’) Concessions can claim an additional £2 off per ticket (excl. Sat Eve) Friends & Members can claim an additional £3 off per ticket (excl Sat Eve) All season ticket discounts apply to the top two price bands only. ALL SEASON TICKET HOLDERS: • Pay no transaction charge on your season ticket • Free exchanges or transfer to family and friends • Discounts on The Jungle Book • Discounts on all Youth Theatre, Young Company and Actors Company Shows • 20% off programmes

Call Emma Harris or Janet Gordon on our dedicated Groups Line, open 8.30am-5pm, Mon‑Fri, 01604 620066.

SCHOOLS

For selected performances, an allocation of tickets can be purchased at reduced prices by Schools. Please call 01604 620066 for details.

FAMILY

On selected performances, a special price applies for your family group. Please ask Box Office at time of booking.

REAL DISCOUNTS

If you are aged 14-26, you can join our Real Discounts Scheme and access a number of free and discounted tickets for selected performances. Call or visit Box Office for details.

At Royal & Derngate, we are committed to an accessible pricing policy and offer discounts wherever possible. In some instances, ticket prices and available discounts are dictated by external promoters and there is no flexibility for the provision of discounts. This page represents our usual discounts, however there are a number of shows every season where slightly different concessions apply. A separate discount and pricing structure applies to our Orchestral Season. Box Office will advise if these exceptions affect your tickets at time of booking. Only one concession type applies per ticket. All concessions are subject to availability and some may only be available for a limited period. Proof of status will be required on the first purchase of a concessionary ticket and can be checked on any subsequent ticket purchase.


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BOOKING INFORMATION BOX OFFICE 01604 624811 WEBSITE www.royalanderngate.co.uk Royal & Derngate, Box Office, Guildhall Road, Northampton, NN1 1DP

HOW TO BOOK

IN PERSON On performance days, our Box Office is open from 10am until 15 minutes after the last performance commences. Non-performance days 10–6pm. Sundays and Bank Holidays, we are open from 1 hour and 30 minutes prior to the first performance commencing. BY POST Please write to Royal & Derngate, Box Office, Guildhall Road, Northampton, NN1 1DP

PAYMENT OPTIONS You can pay by cash if booking in person or by Visa, Mastercard, Visa Delta or Electron.

RESERVATIONS Ticket reservations must be paid for within four days of booking (excluding Groups). We are unable to reserve tickets without payment within seven days prior to the performance.

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.

SEATING PLANS Royal Auditorium Boxes in the Royal Auditorium are sold subject to technical requirements and may not be available for purchase.

TRANSACTION FEES All online, telephone and counter bookings of £15 and over are subject to a £3 transaction fee. Friends, Gold Supporters, Disabled Patrons, and Group Bookings are exempt. Unlike many other theatres, this fee is only applicable per-booking and not per-ticket.

GIFT VOUCHERS Gift Vouchers for Royal & Derngate and the Errol Flynn Filmhouse are available to buy from the Box Office in any denomination. We also sell National Theatre Tokens.

CONDITIONS OF SALE Please note that we are unable to refund or exchange tickets. For sold-out shows only, we will accept returned tickets for re-sale, providing a gift voucher for the full amount in return. Please note: All information contained in this brochure is correct at the time of going to press. We reserve the right to make any alterations to the programme, performers, times, ticket prices and Box Office opening hours. Every effort will be made to advertise changes in the local press. 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.

Derngate Auditorium This seating plan gives a general overview of the Derngate auditorium in a standard format. Due to the great variety of events we put on there are a range of other formats. We hope that this image will assist you when choosing your seats, but would recommend that you check with Box Office which format is being used for any given event before purchasing.


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VISITOR INFORMATION HOW TO FIND US 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 Errol Flynn 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. There are train connections approximately 15 minutes walk from the theatre.

CAR PARKING The closest car parks to Royal & Derngate are St. John’s Multi-Storey Car Park, which offers free parking at weekends, 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. PARKING VALIDATION Parking tickets for St. Johns Car Park can be validated at Box Office. The day charge for performances before 5pm is £2.40, tickets validated for performances after 5pm are charged at the evening rate of £1.

KEY CAR PARKS  t. John’s Multi‑Storey S NN1 1HA 485 spaces Albion Place  NN1 1UD 71 spaces ALTERNATIVE FACILITIES Hazelwood Road  NCP NN1 1LG 37 spaces The Ridings  NN1 2BT 55 spaces Commercial Street South  NN1 1PN 42 spaces Mayorhold Multi-Storey  NN1 3HA 1073 spaces

WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT OF OUR MAJOR FUNDERS:

Royal & Derngate is a trading name of The Northampton Theatres Trust Limited. Registered Charity Number 1075741. VAT No: 623532071


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In response to the fantastic reception the Errol Flynn Filmhouse has received since its opening in 2013, we have now opened a second screen. This means you can enjoy the affordable, unrivalled Errol Flynn Filmhouse experience at even more screenings of the very best in world, independent, British and mainstream films and live screenings.

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR FILM LOVERS An Errol Flynn Filmhouse membership includes three free tickets per year*, discounts on all other tickets purchased and a 10% discount at the Errol Flynn Filmhouse bar. Single membership £25, joint membership £40.

*Excluding Live Broadcasts and Non-Live Premium Screenings.

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