I just can't wait to be in Northampton...
60 Miles by Road or Rail returns, bigger and better, following its celebrated preview in September 2018.
“How can Northampton become a New Town? It’s been here a thousand years.”
It’s the 1960s and Northampton is at a crossroads. The town’s population is set to double as part of the government’s New Towns Act. But as new estates welcome thousands of families from London and the old town centre undergoes radical changes, some fear Northampton’s identity is being stripped away.
Tasked with Northampton’s expansion over twenty momentous years, the newly formed Development Corporation will go to hilarious lengths to ensure targets are met – even adapting their radio jingle into a legendary pop record…
Made by local creatives and inspired by true events, 60 Miles by Road or Rail brings Northampton’s extraordinary past and present crashing together to celebrate our hometown at a time when uncertainty threatens to pull us apart.
Originally scheduled for 2020, the show will now take place Weds 22 – Sat 25 September 2021
Praise for the Preview
“It is a new piece of drama that is referencing a very current political crisis in Northampton but also telling the town a new story about itself. It’s an amazingly dynamic achievement. You can’t help feeling that 60 Miles by Road or Rail is so good it deserves to evolve a bit more and be seen a lot more. Who knows what may be possible. It turns out 60 Miles by Road or Rail is an incredible journey.”
Cast and Creatives
Headshot credit: John Clark
Headshot credit: Khandie
Headshot credit: Jennie Scott
Headshot credit: Shelia Burnett
Headshot credit: Jason Mitchell
Headshot credit: Matt Cawrey