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Charming an audience with smiles and soap Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, and now the Masque theatre have all entertained me with nonsense. Not an easy thing to do, especially in current climes. There’s a pandemic and, even with one of their own being affected by having to distance tonight, the show went superbly on. We […]

“Whose thoughts am I thinking?” Review by Paul Giffney, 24th November 2021 Question: How does someone with mental health issues write about the best play they’ve seen about mental health ever without talking about themselves? How does someone explore a play that rips apart the ideas of identity and explores race without feeling personally scrutinised, […]

What a treat on a Friday night. A full audience, sitting in a ‘round’, awaiting men to come on stage dressed up as women. But this wasn’t a drag night or in a venue aimed at entertainment of ‘that sort’ (tuts under breath and glares). No. We were in The Church of The Holy Sepulchre, […]

Fantastic music. Check. Fantastic dancing. Check. Fantastic costuming. Check. But… And this is where I feel harsh in commenting on the fact, that for both myself and my other half, it didn’t ‘gel’. Now, how to explain without criticising any of the excellence that is apparent in this show… It lacked ‘depth’. A lack of […]

Monday [3rd August] saw loads of Northampton residents, and those from further afield, flock to the fantastic show Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, currently playing at The Royal and Derngate until 7th August. One of those residents was NLive Radio’s own Paul Giffney who, loving a show or three, dragged his less-than-willing husband to the […]

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 […]