District’s MP gets theatre seat

MP for Daventry Chris Heaton-Harris has been named as the new chariman of trustees for the Royal and Derngate in Northampton.

The Northampton Theatres Trust, the charity which runs the Royal and Derngate theatres made the announcement last week saying he will take up this voluntary position from end of May.

Mr Heaton-Harris takes over the role of chair from Paul Southworth, who is stepping down after six years and over 20 years involvement with the theatres.