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60 Miles By Road Or Rail


“How can Northampton become a New Town? It’s been here a thousand years.”

It’s the 1960s and Northampton is at a crossroads. The town’s population is set to double as part of the government’s New Towns Act. But as new estates welcome thousands of families from London and the old town centre undergoes radical changes, some fear Northampton’s identity is being stripped away.

Tasked with Northampton’s expansion over twenty momentous years, the newly formed Development Corporation will go to hilarious lengths to ensure targets are met – even adapting their radio jingle into a legendary pop record…

Made by local creatives and inspired by true events, 60 Miles by Road or Rail brings Northampton’s extraordinary past and present crashing together to celebrate our hometown at a time when uncertainty threatens to pull us apart.

You can find out more about the project, including how you can get involved with its further arts, heritage and community events at www.60milesbyroadorrail.co.uk.

Made with support from Royal & Derngate Northampton and Travers Foundation and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund.


Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, this performance has been rescheduled to this date from its original dates.

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Rehearsal Photography by Christian Sinibaldi

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Sep 21
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Sep 21
Venue: Royal
Duration: 2 Hours including interval

Cast & Creative Team