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Workbridge on Bedford Road are sharing a little festive joy with the opening of their new Christmas Market this week in the garden centre. Workbridge is a Northampton charity and social enterprise that helps adults with learning disabilities, brain injuries, mental illness or autism develop their confidence and skills for life and work. Their popular […]

As we move slowly out of September, panto season grows ever closer and this year, the Royal and Derngate Theatre is hosting a production of the classic fairy tale Cinderella throughout the festive season. Running from Friday 6th to Sunday 29th December, this year’s performance of Cinderella is Northampton’s largest festive production, with laugh-out-loud comedy, jaw […]

Cinderella in itself is the perfect pantomime title; a double dollop of nastiness with the ugly sisters, plenty of magic from the good fairy, some comic moments from the hapless Buttons and of course a love story. Unfortunately despite all the promise of the title, the delivery of this piece was lacking. Chris Maloney (X […]

Darren Day, Flawless,The Grumbleweeds and Abigail Dever brought a touch of early Christmas magic to Northampton as they officially launched Peter Pan, this year’s swashbuckling Royal & Derngate pantomime, with a photo call at Northampton’s Riverside Hub play centre. Actor, singer and television presenter Darren Day will play the dastardly Captain Hook. Darren has had […]

Taking my seat at MK Theatre on Wednesday night, I have to admit to thinking – will I really enjoy this? That fear was worsened when I learnt the whole of the performance had no dialogue at all!  How can they present a 100 minute performance without dialogue?   My fears, thankfully, were totally unnecessary. This […]

Three local heroes were recognised for their work in our community as part of the NLive Christmas Day breakfast show. Richard Beeby started the surprises by recognising the work of Darren Jones who volunteers for Elsies Cafe, part of the Real Junk Food Project.  Darren spoke to Richard on the show about the festive feast […]

If budgets are tight this Christmas, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on a special festive treat at the theatre. This years offering at the Castle in Wellingborough is amongst the most competitively priced in the area, yet still packs in all the right ingredients for a perfect night out. The Wizard of […]

At the end of Wednesday night’s performance of Cinderella, Brian Conley and Gok Wan presented a young girl with a teddy as a gift for going up on stage and joining in the rendition of ‘Old Macdonald Had a Farm’. Speaking of the girl, who had melted every audience members heart, he turned to the […]

The tag line on the front page to this years panto programme at the Royal & Derngate is ‘Everything you could wish for in a panto’, on the most part this show delivered on it’s promise.