The new summer season for the Royal & Derngate is as diverse as ever and includes a host of visiting West End hits, great music from the world of pop and classical, and some of the biggest names in comedy.
The theatre’s Made in Northampton season includes Patrick Marber‘s darkly comic Dealer’s Choice, with top drama from the West End following later in the year when One Man, Two Guvnors and The Full Monty tour to Northampton.
Those of us who saw The Full Monty are still astounded at the shock decision to pull it from the West End so it is welcoming to see that this superb production is going out on tour.
The popular musicals Fiddler On The Roof, with the excellent Paul Michael Glaser in the lead, and Let It Be, take to the Derngate stage over the coming months, with the return of New Jersey Nights to follow.
Patrick Marber’s award-winning play Dealer’s Choice, on the Royal stage from May 23 to June 14.
This brilliantly funny story of male camaraderie and obsession, set in the gritty world of amateur poker.
Visiting drama includes the Olivier Award-nominated West End comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong, which comes to the Royal stage in May.
It tells the tale of accident-prone amateur thespians battling against all odds to get to their final curtain call.
Now seen by over one million people worldwide, the National Theatre’s award-winning comedy One Man, Two Guvnors is on the Derngate stage in September, with EastEnders stars Shaun Williamson Emma Barton.
Made In Northampton productions for the latter part of the year include a new stage adaptation of Pat Barker’s World War I novel, Regeneration, and the Tennessee Williams’ classic Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.
For full programme details go to the theatre’s website www.royalandderngate.co.uk.