The Show

Watch the Show Online

The stage production 60 Miles by Road or Rail  is now available to be viewed online. Originally performed at Royal & Derngate, this new filmed version was captured by Eight Engines on 25th September 2021.

The recording is free to watch, but donations are welcome. It is available to watch with or without captions.

Watch the show online now

Watch the Trailer

“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.

The production premiered at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate in September 2021. It was filmed by Eight Engines.

The Cast

The Creative Team

Writer Ryan Leder                                     
Director Andy Routledge            
Set & Costume Designer Lizzy Leech
Lighting Designer Rory Beaton           
Sound Designer Alice Boyd
Movement Director Gerrard Martin 
Assistant Director Kitty Benford
Lighting Programmer Luca Panetta
Producer Courtenay Johnson  
Production and Stage Manager Jeanette Maggs
Deputy Stage Manager Jenny Northam 
Assistant Producer Beth Smiles  



Production shots by Ali Wright

Rehearsal shots by Christian Sinibaldi

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