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Inside Royal & Derngate

Inside Royal & Derngate

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Young Reporter Laura Jayne Bateman takes a look at what makes Royal & Derngate theatre in Northampaton so fantastic. 

Welcome to... Northampton

Welcome to... Northampton

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

As Regeneration opens at Royal & Derngate, our Young Reporter Laura Jayne Bateman gives us an insight into the great city of Northampton! 

First look: Regeneration premiere production shots

First look: Regeneration premiere production shots

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Regeneration receives its world premiere tonight (2 September 2014) at Northampton, Royal & Derngate. Break a leg to all the cast. And have a peek at our new production shots, care of photographer Manuel Harlan, to see just how beautiful Simon Godwin's production is.

Royal & Derngate remembers the Great War

Royal & Derngate remembers the Great War

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Young Reporter Laura Jayne Bateman reports on a family day organised by Royal & Derngate and Northampton Museum and Art Gallery to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. 

A word from the producer: Seeing Regeneration take full form

A word from the producer: Seeing Regeneration take full form

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The Touring Consortium’s Matthew Gale is the lead producer on Regeneration. In this blog, he gives a snapshot of what it feels like as a producer in the final week of rehearsals, seeing the project that you conceived come to life after two long years. These are Regeneration's last hours in a London rehearsal room before it moved to Northampton, Royal & Derngate, where it receives its world premiere tonight.

The challenges - and excitement - of marketing Regeneration

The challenges - and excitement - of marketing Regeneration

Monday, 1 September 2014

Ahead of this week’s premiere of Pat Barker’s Regeneration, marketing folks from several Touring Consortium venue partners, which are preparing to host the production over the coming three months, gathered for a powwow and sneak-peek in Northampton on Friday 29 August 2014.  Theatre Cloud was there too.

Garmon Rhys: Making my debut

Garmon Rhys: Making my debut

Monday, 1 September 2014

Garmon Rhys discusses the transition from drama school to stage as he prepares for his theatrical debut as Wilfred Owen in Pat Barker's Regeneration, adapted by Nicholas Wright. 

Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Week Four

Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Week Four

Thursday, 28 August 2014

As rehearsals for Regeneration enter the final week, Associate Producer Neale Birch teases what to expect with some final creative choices from Director Simon Godwin.

Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Photo Diary

Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Photo Diary

Friday, 22 August 2014

It's the last week of rehearsals for Regeneration and we have some great pictures to whet your appetite before it opens at Royal & Derngate on 29 August 2014!

Why the Wolverhampton Grand is grand

Why the Wolverhampton Grand is grand

Friday, 22 August 2014

Wolverhampton Grand ambassador, Marie Crichton, tells us why she thinks her local theatre deserves the title 'grand'.

A word from the producer: The view is from the bridge not of it

A word from the producer: The view is from the bridge not of it

Friday, 22 August 2014

There are casting discussions and poster perspective considerations, as well as a trip to the Southbank (thus the view FROM London's Hungerford Bridge), for Touring Consortium producer Jenny King’s this week…

First World War Family Day at Northampton Royal and Derngate

First World War Family Day at Northampton Royal and Derngate

Friday, 22 August 2014

Royal & Derngate and Northampton Museum and Art Gallery to host First World War family day.

Announcing our Northampton Young Reporter!

Announcing our Northampton Young Reporter!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Laura Jayne Bateman joins our new Young Reporters scheme at one of her regular theatres, Northampton Royal and Derngate.

WW1: Old Soldiers Never Die

WW1: Old Soldiers Never Die

Friday, 15 August 2014

Paul Kind shares his account of his grandfathers experience in WW1, which inspired him to write the poem 'Old Soldiers Never Die'. 

 

Blog: Controversial subjects and big questions

Blog: Controversial subjects and big questions

Friday, 15 August 2014

Stacey Permaul blogs on Headlong's The Nether and Oliver Cotton's new play Daytona in this blog.

Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Week Three

Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Week Three

Friday, 15 August 2014

This week the Regeneration cast move on to act two, play an impromptu game of footie and get to take a peek at some costumes.

Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Week Two

Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Week Two

Friday, 8 August 2014

It's week two for Neale Birch's Regeneration rehearsal blog! Take a look at what the cast have been up...

Regeneration Rehearsal Diary

Regeneration Rehearsal Diary

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Regeneration cast member Simon Coates is blogging every week from the rehearsal room, giving an insight into how rehearsals are going and what processes are being used to get the play onto the stage and in front of an audience.  

Audition for A View from the Bridge!

Audition for A View from the Bridge!

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Ever fancied treading the boards? Got a hankering for the limelight? Find out how you could be part of the Touring Consortium Theatre Company's next production of AView from the Bridge...

A word from the producer: On Joan Littlewood, Orwell and Huxley

A word from the producer: On Joan Littlewood, Orwell and Huxley

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Touring Consortium producer Jenny King considers what her late friend Joan Littlewood would think of her upcoming centenary celebrations, and compares the dystopian visions of Aldous Huxley and George Orwell and how they're realised onstage, with her own production of A Brave New World on the horizon.