60 Miles By Road Or Rail

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 flock in from London, some are concerned that Northampton’s identity is starting to slip away…

Directed by Andy Routledge and created with Northampton artists, 60 Miles By Road Or Rail brings Northampton’s past and present crashing together to celebrate our town at a time when austerity threatens to pull it apart.

“I just can’t wait to be in Northampton…”


60 Miles By Road Or Rail is supported by Generate: Royal & Derngate’s Artist Development Programme, in partnership with Warts and All TheatreUmbrella Fair Organisation and Northampton Past. The production is made possible due to funding from Arts Council EnglandThe Travers Foundation and Unity Theatre Trust.

Sep 18
Time: 7.45pm
Venue: Royal
Duration: 120 minutes including interval