A season of treats

The show will run until September 20.
The show will run until September 20.

Drama, comedy and musical fans will be well catered for with the new season at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate.

Starting tomorrow (Friday), Regeneration, pictured, marks the centenary of the start of World War I. Running until September 20, it is set in a hospital and sees a soldier disapproving of the war.

A story of terror and haunting will also come to Northampton from November 10 to 15 with The Woman in Black, which is celebrating 25 years in production.

New Jersey Knights – a celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons – will take audiences on a musical journey from September 15 to 20.

Tim Firth writes the words and music of This Is My Family, running from October 21 to 25.

A new musical comedy by the man who adapted Calendar Girls for the stage , the show sees a 13-year-old lying through her teeth to get a dream holiday for her family. But they end up in the last place they expect!

The Tennessee Williams classic Cat On A Hot Tin Roof will be a co-production with the theatre’s in house team.

Running from October 1 to 18, it is one of the stage’s most seductive evocations of the deep south.

Coming from the West End is the smash hit comedy One Man Two Guvnors. The award-winning show is a unique mix of laugh out loud satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one liners.

Shaun Williamson, best known for his role as Barry Evans in Eastenders, will star alongside Emma Barton, who played Honey Mitchell in the soap. The show runs from September 22 to 27.

A stage adaptation of the classic 1997 British film The Full Monty will be in Northampton from November 10 to 15 and the award-winning children’s story The Gruffalo will be on stage on September 10 and 11.

A number of one-off performers will also be visiting Northampton. These include former Monty Python star Michael Palin, who will look back at his career on October 5.

Former James Bond actor Roger Moore will also be chatting about his career on October 6 to mark the publication of his new book.

On November 3, Four Weddings and Funeral actor Simon Callow will be presenting a fresh look at some of the biblical stories in his new show, The Man Jesus.

Jonathan Creek and QI star Alan Davies will return to Northampton after enjoying a sell-out tour last time out.

His anticipated follow up show, Little Victories, will combine his virtuoso story telling and smart funny bones on November 28.

Tickets for all of these shows, and others, are on sale now.

They can be booked by calling the box office on 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk.