Posted by: braddenvillage | February 17, 2010

The Royal and Derngate Theatre – Northampton

Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton

Royal & Derngate is the main venue for arts and entertainment in Northampton. Recently the subject of a £15 million redevelopment project, the theatre offers two auditoria and Underground.

Royal & Derngate offers a wide programme of work with everything from drama to dance, stand-up comedy to classical music. Some of the biggest names and shows on tour can be found at the Royal & Derngate. The Royal & Derngate theatre also offers a programme of Creative Projects that gives people the chance to get involved in performing, writing or to find out more about what goes on behind the scenes at the Royal & Derngate Theatre.

Every year more than 350,000 visit Royal & Derngate. We hope that you will be one of the people we welcome through our doors this year, take a look at our whats on and book tickets with us to enjoy the new Royal & Derngate.

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Note from the Editor – I have to admit to being a bit of a social recluse, but one of the Villagers sent me a link to a “you tube” clip of a new group called “Paper Aeroplanes”, who will be playing at the Royal & Derngate Theatre. I clicked the link, and really loved the music, so I’ve included the link for you  – click here

I also discovered the Royal & Derngate Theatre and took a look at what’s coming up. Quite frankly I was astounded at the eclectic mix of acts/music/etc that is coming up over the comiing year. Just as a taster, (and there is much more than I’ve listed), see below:

Comics: Dara O’Briain, Jimmy Carr, Rhod Gilbert, Pam Ayres, Paul Merton, John Bishop, Frankie Boyle and Armstrong and Miller

Music by: Bootleg Beetles, Joe Brown, Joan Armatrading, “From the Jam”, Chas and his Band, The Dubliners, Rocket Man, The Soldiers,

Theatre: Blues Brothers, Rocky Horror Show, The Woman In Black, Three Sisters, The Hobbit

Children/Family: Peppa Pig, The Gruffalo, Snow White on Ice, Jack and the Beanstalk, A Family guide to the Orchestra

Classical: Lesley Garrett, Portico Quartet, Pinchas Zuckerman plays Beethoven, Maxim Shostakovich conducts Symphony No. 5.

General Entertainment: Circus of Horrors, The Sounds of Burt Bacharach, Abba Mania, Spike Milligans “Adolf Hitler – my part in his downfall”, Sondheim 80th Birthday Concert, We’ll Meet Again, The Kenyan Boys Choir


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