Joy Division’s hits reworked for theatre show

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An electro-orchestral and visual reinterpretation of iconic post punk band, Joy Division, heads to Northampton’s Royal & Derngate theatre on Tuesday.

Live_Transmission: ‘Joy Division Reworked’ is a collaboration between electronic music pioneer, Scanner, Heritage Orchestra and visual artist, Matt Watkins.

Rather than classical interpretations or cover versions, Live_Transmission is a dismantling of Joy Division’s visual and musical motifs, creating an immersive event that pays homage to the spirit that defined the group.

The musicians are sandwiched between two screens that projected artwork of Matt Watkins, whose visuals complement switching between clarity and chaos.

Live_Transmission is on Tuesday, September 24.

Doors open at 8pm, tickets cost £21 via 01604 624811 or