Northampton Theatre News and Reviews

Catherine Love: The joy of discovery
By Catherine Love · 22 Apr 2014 · Southwest

Sticking with the tried and tested might have its benefits, but a week at the National Student Drama Festival demonstrates the thrill of uncovering new talent

Birmingham Stage to produce Dinosaur Roar! Live On Stage! in UK tour
By Andi Kaufman · 16 Apr 2014 · Southwest

Based on Paul Stickland's best-selling dinosaur picture book, which sold over 5 million copies worldwide, the pre-historic characters are set to start roaming stages around the UK next year

Catherine Love: Theatre puppetry - not just for kids
By Catherine Love · 14 Apr 2014 · Southwest

It's easy to dismiss popular art forms, but puppetry has proven itself to be about far more than children's entertainment and easy laughs

Full List: Winners of the 2014 Olivier Awards
By Rosie Bannister · 13 Apr 2014 · Southwest

Leading the field was Chimerica with five Awards and The Book of Mormon with four, all of which were announced at the Royal Opera House this evening

Samuel West launches '50p for culture' campaign
By Theo Bosanquet · 10 Apr 2014 · Southwest

The campaign aims to highlight local authority spending on the arts

To Sir, With Love (Northampton)
By Michael Coveney · 11 Sep 2013 · Central

Matthew Kelly and Ansu Kabia star in a new version of the classic Sidney Poitier film at the Royal & Derngate theatre

Alice - An Extraordinary Adventure
By WhatsOnStage Reviewer · 22 Jun 2013 · Central
Open-air theatre practitioners must be wondering, even more than the rest of us, what on earth has happened to the climate. It's the night after Midsummer Night and the prospect of a magical ...
Dancing at Lughnasa (Tour - Northampton)
By WhatsOnStage Reviewer · 29 May 2013 · Central
Brian Friel's acclaimed play, first seen in 1990, is a curious piece. Set in Ireland in 1936, and framed by a flashback narrative from the then seven-year-old boy as a grown-up, it's ...
The Mousetrap (Wolverhampton)
By Kieran Johnson · 28 May 2013 · Central
The Queen of murder mystery, Agatha Christie arrives in Wolverhampton this week with the 60th Diamond Anniversary tour of The Mousetrap. Setting the scene in a beautiful country manor, we’re
Titus Andronicus (RSC)
By WhatsOnStage Reviewer · 24 May 2013 · Central
This latest production of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, to borrow from football punditry, is a play of two halves. Before the half time whistle is blown we a taken at a canter through a ...

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