Posts written during 'November 2012'

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Ghostly Goings-On as A Christmas Carol Comes to Northamptonshire

Dickens' classic tale A Christmas Carol will continue to play in village halls across Northamptonshire in the lead up to Christmas.

To mark the bicentenary of Charles Dickens' birth, New Perspectives Theatre Company presents this heart-warming, spine-tingling Christmas story as a one-man version, featuring drama, storytelling, an original musical underscore and an array of Victorian-style theatre effects.

A Christmas Carol

i“This is one of the greatest-loved stories of all time, written by one of our greatest-loved writers. It was always our idea that one actor would create the world of A Christmas Carol - Dickens did it to great effect - so we’ve decided to go down the road of an old Victorian style piece of theatre using effects that were available in that period”  - Matt Cullum, Director.

The show has already been performed at three venues in Northamptonshire and has received praise from audience from audiences, promoters and critics alike:

"A thoroughly engaging production that packs small but plays big. A one-man show of the highest quality." - Neil Bonner, The Stage

Read the full review here

A Christmas Carol

The show will play at:

Gayton Village Hall on 2 December - For tickets call 01604 859444

Ecton Village Hall on 12 December - For tickets call 01604 402582

More information about New Perspectives Theatre Company and A Christmas Carol can be found here.

Watch the behind the scenes trailer here




tags: Charles Dickens New Perspectives A Christmas Carol Matt Cullum Theatre Storytelling

The Incredible Dr Guttman comes to Northamptonshire

We're delighted that The Incredible Dr Guttman will be coming to Old Village Hall on Saturday 24 November as part of Northants Touring Arts.

The production is a world premiere and tells the remarkable story of Dr Guttman, a doctor at Stoke Mandeville Hosptial, who staged the first ever games for ex-service men and women on the same day as the 1948 London Olympics.

The Incredible Dr Guttman

The brainchild of Producer Karen Simpson, the show has been praised by audience and critics alike. Karen began working on the project three years ago when living and working in Oxford:

‘When I first started to tell people about my idea for a new play based on Ludwig Guttmann, everyone I met outside of Stoke Mandeville said “ who?”  Even though he lived in Oxford for most of his life it was really hard to get anyone to take the idea seriously but maybe I’m a little bit like Guttmann.  I don’t like to give up on a good idea!’ 

Earlier this year, Karen who is an experienced theatre director and producer was successful in attracting funds from the National Lottery to develop the play with TV and theatre-writer Nicholas McInerny.  Since then they have been working with staff from Stoke Mandeville, ex-patients and people who knew the man to try and capture what made him so special.

Read a review of the show HERE

Take a look at the full selection of production photographs HERE

The Incredible Dr Guttman plays at Old Village Hall, Northamptonshire on Saturday 24 November at 7.30pm. For tickets call 07867 778073.


tags: Dr Guttman Northants Touring Arts Karen Simpson NTA