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Song of the Summer Gig Theatre Show Announced

'Song of the Summer', is a brand-new 'gig theatre' piece by Tristan Jackson-Pate, co-produced by Cherwell Theatre Company and Royal & Derngate Theatres, Northampton.

The show is a coming of age comedy drama which explores the highs and lows of teenage life, seen through the eyes of young musicians. Writer-Director Tristan Jackson-Pate grew up in Northampton and the play is set in the town in 2006, featuring original indie rock music inspired by the era.

“Northampton in the mid 2000s was such a brilliant place for new music” said Mr Jackson-Pate “There were so many exciting and original bands around, many of whom went on to become successful touring acts. For me though, the experience of playing sweaty live gigs in venues from the Picturedrome to the legendary Soundhaus wasn’t about fame and fortune, it was always about friendship and fun.”

This local story has been developed over several years by Cherwell Theatre Company and Royal & Derngate, with performances due to take place at The Picturedrome music venue, Northampton between 11-28 August.

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This project has been funded by Arts Council England, Garfield Weston Foundation, Northamptonshire Community Foundation, The Garrick Charitable Trust and Northampton Borough Council. It is produced in partnership by Cherwell Theatre Company and Royal & Derngate Theatres Northampton.


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