Story Hunt – A Walking Tour Of Northampton

A Royal & Derngate, Northampton, NN Gallery and ARC Stockton co-production.

Written and performed by Daniel Bye
Direction and dramaturgy by Sarah Punshon

In June 2014 Royal & Derngate presented Story Hunt, a walking tour of Northampton’s many presents: those that have been and those that are yet to come.

This unique tour of Northampton was performed by Daniel Bye and directed by Sarah Punshon, following a residency at Royal & Derngate in which they met local people, investigating what Northampton means to the lives of its inhabitants.
Daniel and Sarah worked with groups at St Andrews, Cliftonville Care Home, NN, The Community Choir, The Actors’ Company, The Play’s The Thing Group as well a broad range of individuals who all shared stories about the history of the town. They also pitched a tent in the market square in order to meet as many people as possible and hear their stories. These were woven together to create a playful, interactive tour which celebrated the moments when ordinary people have made an impact on the course of Northampton’s history.

An audio version of the tour is available here:
Click here to listen to the audio tour

Jun 15
Jun 15
Venue: Other
Age: Recommended for ages 12+
Duration: 65-70 minutes