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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, […]

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 […]

Flashdance is one of many 1980’s movies that have gone from screen to stage but arguably it should have stuck to the big screen as the stage revival which visits MK Theatre this week does little to wow the audiences. Producers have cleverly eyed the title as a winner with bums on seats to capitalise […]

Okay, I have to admit it– I hate Abba tribute acts and dare I say it, I completely hated the film version of Mamma Mia when I watched it several years ago. With this in mind you would be forgiven for wondering why I was sat in a theatre auditorium last night to watch the […]