Five Northampton shows get London transfers

Published: 31 July 2019
Reporter: Steve Orme

Northampton’s Royal and Derngate is celebrating a run of London transfers, with five productions making their way to the capital—three of them in the West End.

As revealed in May, four shows from the theatre’s 2018–19 Made in Northampton season have secured London transfers and they have been joined by Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones. It had its première in Northampton in September 2018 and will visit Rose Theatre Kingston and Hackney Empire as part of a UK tour.

Katori Hall’s Our Lady of Kibeho, directed by Royal and Derngate artistic director James Dacre, is to be restaged at the Theatre Royal Stratford East from 25 September until 2 November.

Royal and Derngate's “resident ensemble” company The Wardrobe Ensemble has just taken its production Education, Education, Education to Trafalgar Studios 1 in the West End.

Northampton’s 2018 Christmas show The Worst Witch has been touring the UK since January and heads to the Vaudeville Theatre until 8 September.

Touching the Void, based on Joe Simpson's mountaineering memoir, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic, Royal Lyceum Edinburgh and Fuel, has toured internationally since October 2018. The production will start a West End run at the Duke of York's Theatre on 9 November and will continue until 29 February 2020.