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Are you losing the will to zoom? The Core at Corby Cube launches new campaign, Core Calls, to stay connected with audiences during the lockdown. The team at the Core are going analogue and they are encouraging people to briefly turn off their computers and instead pick up the phone for a chat with a […]

Building upon the digital outreach they have produced since their venues were forced to close six weeks ago, Royal & Derngate has launched Royal & Derngate at home, a digital platform packed with creative content for audiences to watch, join in with and share from their homes. Showcasing all areas of the theatre’s broad programme, […]

A group of comedians, including Northampton-based comics Jen Kenny and Donna Scott, have won “Best Kids Show” for their improvised play, The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen. The Leicester Comedy Festival Awards highlighted comedians who had shows at the Leicester Comedy Festival back in February, and took place earlier this week over Skype, allowing […]

The Royal & Derngate Theatre has been nominated for the Excellence in Inclusivity Award in the UK Theatre Awards 2019, while designer Ti Green is nominated in the Best Design category for her work on Royal & Derngate’s co-production Touching the Void. The UK Theatre Awards celebrate creative excellence and the outstanding work seen on […]

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 […]

Avenue Q is an interesting play. An adult musical that addresses themes such as racism, sexuality, axiety and many more through a blend of Muppet-style puppets – with their controllers clearly present and providing more emotion to them – and hugely exaggerated stereotypes, it’s hard to describe Avenue Q in a way that does it […]

Comedian Matt Richardson bought his first feature-length show to the Underground of the Derngate last weekend, supported by Thrapston-born comedian, Ross Smith. Ross started his set slowly, but it picked up when he began interacting with the audience, and established many running jokes that continued throughout Matt’s main show. After the first five minutes, he […]

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 […]

Last weekend, Breakfast’s Chris Harris and Rock Your Sock Off’s David Luck travelled up to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival, alongside photographer Meg Shipham. Wearing NLive Radio T-shirts to represent the station, we saw some great shows, interesting exhibits and did some great shopping! David is still up in Edinburgh this week, as he’s performing […]