Well-known local company Michael Jones Jeweller is supporting our Made In Northampton productions, in a new sponsorship deal announced at a fundraising event at the theatre on Thu 2 March. Speaking after the Right Royal Banquet, Mark Conway, manager of Michael Jones Jeweller, commented: “We are delighted to be associated with Royal & Derngate’s acclaimed Made in Northampton work. As a local company committed to providing the best in value, design and service to our customers, we are pleased to be able to contribute in some way to the theatre’s continued creation of high quality yet accessible productions for audiences in Northamptonshire and beyond.”
Michael Jones Jeweller is a local watch and diamond specialist, with branches in Northampton and Banbury. Founded in 1919 by Claude S Jones, it was converted into a co-operative in 1970, giving it a twin concept of service and ownership, with the business co-owned by the people who work there, providing a deep seated desire to give their customers the best.
This year’s Made In Northampton season begins in April with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Arthur Miller play Death Of A Salesman, starring Tim Pigott-Smith. Other productions include another American classic John Steinbeck’s The Grapes Of Wrath, the European premiere of a bold new adaptation of Homer’s An Iliad, the regional premiere of Sam Holcroft’s comedy Rules For Living, and a site specific audio-visual performance The Twelfth Player, taking place at Sixfields Stadium and inspired by Northampton Town Football Club and its supporters.
Our Artistic Director James Dacre said: “We are thrilled to have Michael Jones Jeweller associated with the theatre’s Made in Northampton work. Support like this is so important as we embark on one of our most ambitious seasons to date, and we look forward to working with them over the next 12 months”.