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The Deco Theatre launches its series of drama and comedy productions this week, with the award-winning production Scaramouche Jones, on Thursday and Friday (June 14/15).

Having established itself over 10 years for its acclaimed, and more recently sold out, Christmas Pantos, and for its musical entertainment – from hosting legends such as Martha Reeves and the Real Thing, to outstanding tribute acts – putting on drama is, according to management of the Abington Square based theatre, ‘natural progress’.

 The Deco has teamed up with Northampton based, award winning, White Cobra Productions to put on a season of ‘Drama at the Deco’ later this year. White Cobra impressed Deco management last year with their hilarious stage production of the iconic BBC sit-com, ‘Hi De Hi’.

“It’s terrific that we share with The Deco management a passion to provide top quality live entertainment at affordable prices,” said Richard Jordan, company director of White Cobra Productions. “Often families find it difficult to afford a trip to the theatre, and we want everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy the experience.

“We will be putting on a wide range of shows, and making sure there’ll be something to appeal to all tastes,” he said. “Our productions will be sensibly priced, because we are passionate about encouraging theatre for all.”

‘Scaramouche Jones’ is a production whose multitude of awards include the top prize at the British All-Winners Drama Festival last year.

“As The Deco has grown, in terms of awareness and the popularity of the shows we put on, we have been looking to offer even more choice,” said House Manager of The Deco Theatre, Jill Roach. “We are now looking to put on some great drama and comedy productions, which, for us, seemed the next logical step.”

“This is a fabulous production for us to launch with: ‘Scaramouche Jones’ is an amazing production, and this will be a great chance for local people to see a show which that has wowed audiences wherever it’s been performed throughout the country.”

For tickets for Scaramouche Jones, book online: http://thedeco.co.uk/event/scaramouche-jones/ or call the Box Office on 01604 491005.

It has not only been a Box Office sensation at the cinemas, but the soundtrack of The Greatest Showman has become a record breaker. Its 19 weeks at Number One in the charts makes it the most successful of all time, surpassing the 18 weeks ‘Saturday Night Fever’ spent at the top 40 years ago in 1978.

Which is why the new musical extravaganza ‘Celebrating The Greatest Showman’ is already proving a big hit with those who have loved the film. Indeed, so popular is it that when it comes to Northampton in September, The Deco Theatre have added a second date due to the demand.

The two performances of ‘The Greatest Showman’ are on Saturday, September 22, and the added date on Sunday, September 23 – with a cast of singers and specialist acts performing all the songs from the movie, along with other memorable tunes from the other popular musicals.

“We’ve had enormous interest in this show since we first announced it, and to make sure as many people as possible get a chance to see it at The Deco, we asked the producers if we could add a second date, and they were delighted to oblige,” said Jill Roach, house manager at The Deco.

“If you loved the film, you’ll love this show too – it’s an amazing production with an exceptionally talented cast, who do full justice to all the fantastic songs, and with a bonus of performing popular songs from other musicals too.”

For more information about this terrific show, go online to www.thedeco.co.uk/event/celebrating-the-greatest-showman/ or call The Deco’s Box Office on 01604 491005.

Magician Maddox Dixon, who became an overnight hit when he appeared on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ last month, is heading to Northampton’s Deco Theatre, to perform his acclaimed live stage show of magic and illusions.

Maddox, 31, is now fulfilling his dream of performing magic to live audiences, having taken it up as a full-time profession last year. He is including The Deco as a venue on his first ever UK tour, and will be appearing in Northampton on Friday, October 19.

Having wowed the four ‘BGT’ judges – David Walliams, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and Simon Cowell – with his trick involving a Rubik’s Cube, he came within a whisker of making the final after another amazing performance in the semi-finals with a gravity defying act that earned him a standing ovation.

Though he is a relatively newcomer performing magic, he is no stranger to live audiences – before magic took over his life, Maddox played keyboards for the British band Foxes, who supported Coldplay on their US tour in 2016.

Indeed, it was there Coldplay that he had his big break, courtesy of Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin, after he spotted him doing magic tricks backstage. He promptly invited Maddox to open the show the next night, performing his magic in front of an audience of 20,000 – which was the moment he decided that was the way he wanted his career to go from there on.

Watch Maddox’s awesome performance on the Britain’s Got Talent semi-final: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB83_Z5jX74

For tickets, call our Box Office on 01604 491005 or book online: https://www.thedeco.co.uk/event/maddox-dixon-believe-tour/

Lesley Ash, who rose to national fame in the 1990s BBC sitcom ‘Men Behaving Badly’, will be among the stars appearing in Spring Panto at The Deco Theatre, in April.

The Deco is putting on two performances of Alice In Wonderland – on Wednesday, April 11 at 7pm, and Thursday, April 12 at 5pm – with Lesley, who has also appeared in TV’s Holby City among a long list of other credits, appearing as the Queen of Hearts.

She will be joining former Britain’s Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler as Alice, with her new dog, Sully, while children’s TV legend Dave Benson-Phillips will play the Mad Hatter. Also in the show are comic Ryan Greaves, and Panto dame Phylip Harries.

“It’s very exciting that Lesley Ash is coming to The Deco, she achieved iconic status as one of the four key characters in the fantastic ‘Men Behaving Badly’ back in the 1990s, but she is an accomplished performer of stage, screen and Panto, and she’ll be brilliant,” said Jill Roach, House Manager at The Deco. “But it’s a great cast, and we’re looking forward to putting on another great show for the people of Northampton.

“This is the third year we’ve done Spring Panto, and it’s always been very enthusiastically supported and enjoyed by our audiences, and we’re all looking forward to doing it again – it’s a great afternoon or evening out for all the family during the Easter Holidays.”

As ever, everyone is welcome to come join the fun! For tickets, and more information, visit the website: http://thedeco.co.uk/event/alice-wonderland-easter-panto/ or call the Box Office on 01604 491005.

This March, The Deco Theatre, brings you great music from all era’s and decades to suit your musical tastes.

On the 22nd March – Glory of the Music Hall, brings you the excitement of the traditional music halls bills from the 30’s and 40’s.

The Kast Off Kinks (23rd March) will be playing classic hits of the 60’s. On the 29th March the legendary, The Three Degrees, will be performing hits such as “When Will I See You Again and many more classics from their 60’s and 70’s back catalogue.

For the Under 16’s, the new “Lit” disco nights (Thursday 16th & 30th March) will be playing the latest Chart and Club tracks from the “00”s.

March is Music Nights at the Deco.

For further information and tickets call 01604 491005

 
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