It’s 1968 and Northampton is on the verge of great change: it is becoming a ‘New Town’. The Northampton Development Corporation has been established. An advertising jingle is soon to be re-released as a pop record. But as thousands of families arrive from London, and many much-loved buildings are demolished, some are concerned that Northampton’s identity is starting to slip away…
60 Miles By Road or Rail brings Northampton’s past and present crashing together to celebrate our town at a time when austerity, and uncertainty, threatens to pull it apart.
The production returns, bigger and better, following its celebrated preview in September 2018. Made by Northants artists. Directed by Andy Routledge. Script by Joshua Val Martin and Ryan Leder. Original and returning company: Subika Anwar-Khan, Jo Blake, Helen Crevel, Davin Eadie and Dan McGarry. Produced by Courtenay Johnson, Carbon Theatre.
We are thrilled this production is made locally and with support from Royal & Derngate, Northampton.
The production is part of a wider year of arts, heritage and community activity centred around our New Town history, both in Northampton and in Corby. Find out more on our website: www.60milesbyroadorrail.co.uk