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Royal & Derngate throws open its doors for Fun Palaces festival and open day

 

On Saturday 4 October Northampton’s Royal & Derngate throws open its doors for Fun Palaces, a free pop-up festival and open day.

 

From creative workshops for all ages to live performances and theatre anyone can take part in, there are a huge amount of activities taking place throughout the day in all kinds of spaces, including the theatre’s stages, foyer space and 12 tents erected around the building.

 

Activities include dressing up in costumes from the wardrobe department, face painting, making masks, drawing or learning Chinese paper cutting. Workshop themes range from poetry, dance and singing, to opportunities to find out how stage lighting works. There will be a fascinating exhibition about pantomime, and performances range from storytelling and theatre, to comedy and music.

 

Visitors can drop in and pick up a free day pass, then stay for an hour or all day long – there will be plenty to keep everyone entertained, and it is all completely free! A full schedule of events can be found on the theatre’s website at http://www.royalandderngate.co.uk/getinvolved/community/funpalace

 

This event is taking place as part of the Fun Palaces initiative which sees venues across the UK hosting events that bring together arts and sciences, children and adults. For more information about Fun Palaces visit http://www.funpalaces.co.uk.

 

The events and activities at Royal & Derngate are suitable for all ages from 9.30am to 5pm, while from 5pm onwards events are aimed at adults, culminating in a special immersive theatre performance Apocalypse, starting at midnight.

 

To avoid disappointment people can book their free places for performances and workshops via Box Office on 01604 624811.


There will also be plenty of fun and exciting ways for volunteers of all ages to help out at this event. Anyone interested can contact Erica Martin for more information by calling 01604 655757 or emailing erica.martin@royalandderngate.co.uk.

 

courtesy of The Royal & Derngate, Northampton

 

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Royal & Derngate, Northampton: Fun Palaces

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A co-production with Northern Stage and the Royal Exchange Theatre.DATES 01 OCT – 18 OCT 2014 THE ROYAL

The stifling heat of the plantation. A relationship on the brink. A night of bourbon-soaked confrontations and a family dynasty in crisis. Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer prize-winning Cat On A Hot Tin Roof remains one of the stage’s most seductive evocations of the Deep South.

Brimming with emotional intensity, this powerful family drama sees Maggie the Cat and her husband Brick return to his home on the night of patriarch and cotton tycoon Big Daddy’s 65th birthday. Keeping from him the news that he is dying, the evening spirals into disaster as the family scramble to secure their part of his inheritance.

Life-altering secrets are revealed and tensions explode as Artistic Director James Dacre’s exciting new staging, with original music by MOJO and Q Award-winning band White Lies brings a scorching intensity to Williams’ classic tale.

“TENNESSEE WILLIAMS’ BEST PLAY” MICHAEL BILLINGTON, THE GUARDIAN

 

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