The Two Popes – Royal & Derngate Written by Anthony McCarten Directed by James Dacre ★★★★ With an audience of around 1.2 billion (give or take), the incumbent Pope Francis, head of the Roman Catholic Church, is arguably one of the world’s most influential and powerful men. And his elective to the Papacy was met with a welcoming warmth by those … Continue reading The Two Popes – Royal & Derngate

Hairspray – Royal & Derngate Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan Music by Marc Shaiman Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman Directed by Paul Kerryson ★★★★ The beat is back in Northampton town! Welcome to Baltimore, 1962. Teenager Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart dreams of dancing on the Corny … Continue reading Hairspray – Royal & Derngate

Covid-19 – Theatre/Events responses & information

As of March 16th, the Scottish Government advises a policy to protect the capacity of our public services, advising that organisers should cancel or postpone all mass events of 500 people or more – indoors or outdoors. Below is an ongoing list of Scottish Theatre & events venues which have provided their stance on the … Continue reading Covid-19 – Theatre/Events responses & information

The Season – The Royal & Derngate

Direction by Tim Jackson Book & Music and Lyrics by Kit Buchan and Jim Barne Ah, to be in New York for Christmas. To see the lights, soak in the smells of the chestnuts and hot-dog vendors as the flutters of snowfall scatter the heads and coats of the wealthy. Ice-skating in central park, dinner … Continue reading The Season – The Royal & Derngate