Made in Corby arts programme commissioned this week one of the country’s most “thrilling” theatre companies to develop a new Corby production next summer.
Frantic Assembly will direct Made in Corby’s second Big Night Out event, as part of a three year programme to bring together talented artists with Corby’s community.
Scott Graham, Frantic Assembly co-founder and artistic director will return to his hometown after directing an award-winning National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and leading the international theatre company for 20 years.
Scott said: “I believe passionately in a theatre that can tell the stories of real people, by real people.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to celebrate the creativity, passion and humour of the town we grew up in.”
Frantic Assembly will collaborate with both professional and amateur artists to deliver performances at the Core at Corby Cube on July 9 and 10, 2015.
Made in Corby is funded as part of Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places programme and aims to involve residents throughout the borough in high-quality arts activities, drawing on Corby’s reputation as a “making place.”
Peter Knott, Area Director of Arts Council England, said: “Our Creative People and Places programme is all about making great art and culture available in local communities for people to take part in and enjoy.”
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, local musicians and jazz singer Barb Jungr performed at Made in Corby’s sell-out launch last August alongside Corby choir Deep Roots Tall Trees.