Our 2021/2022 Made In Northampton programme includes the start of a season of original new musicals. In the spring we supported the release of digital musical On Hostile Ground by Juliet Gilkes Romero, Michael Henry, Darren Clark and Charlotte Westenra. In July we present Gin Craze!, an anarchic, ingenious and irreverent new musical by April de Angelis and Lucy Rivers, and legendary improvised theatre company Improbable return to their roots with An Improbable Musical in February 2022.
This season also sees the launch of a partnership with the National Youth Theatre with two new Made in Northampton productions co-produced by NYT and Royal & Derngate and performed by NYT’s REP Company. Tatty Hennessy adapts George Orwell’s Animal Farm in a production directed by Ed Stambollouian in association with Kneehigh Theatre. Miranda Cromwell directs Shakespeare’s Othello, in a new abridgement by Dzifa Benson.
Ralph Fiennes’ brand-new stage adaptation of T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, seen on the Royal stage in June, will be transferring to the West End later this year.
Our Artistic Director James Dacre directs a new production of Joe Penhall’s biting contemporary satire Blue/Orange in the Autumn and we premiere The Wellspring in March 2022, an autobiographic work from playwright Barney Norris and his father David Owen Norris.
We look forward to welcoming you to Royal & Derngate soon.
Take a look back at our Made In Northampton 2018/19 Season