Castle theatre reveals summer season shows

Well....rough writer Deborah Gearing prepares for the new Castle show
Well....rough writer Deborah Gearing prepares for the new Castle show

People booking tickets for The Castle theatre’s new summer season of shows through the venue’s new website system will be able to choose their seat at the same time.

The new site will be launched on Monday, March 19, to coincide with the first date of advance bookings for the summer shows.

Hollywood films, comedy, drama, music, ballet and children’s shows are all on the programme of performances.

One of the highlights will be The Castle’s 2012 community production, Well...rough, which takes place on June 9 and 10.

The title is based on signs at the entrance into the town which were defaced last year, with vandals blanking out part of the town’s name.

A theatre spokesman said: “There’s plenty to be excited about. For the first time, customers will be able to select their own seat, buy and use memberships online, and enjoy a visual treat with images and video displayed throughout.

“The inspiration behind Well...rough stems from the defaced Wellingborough signs in spring 2011, the national interest they received and the mixture of reactions and emotions they evoked from local residents.

“The Castle commissioned playwright Deborah Gearing to research and write the production which will present the real Wellingborough, past and present.”

The season gets started with a trip down memory lane for its The Diamond Jubilee Show, We’ll Meet Again, on May 1.

Comedy Hormonal Housewives, starring former Coronation Street actress Margi Clark, is on May 9.

Canadian Tom Stade, who has previously appeared on BBC’s Live At The Apollo, will be entertaining audiences on June 2. And the popular Jongleurs On The Road nights return on May 18 and June 15.

Graham Ridge, chairman of the Friends of The Castle theatre, said: “It is a very good programme again.

“There is a good variety for people with all different tastes.

“There is a very good programme of films coming up, as well as the major shows and local societies putting on performances. It is a rich programme which will provide enjoyment to anyone who goes along.”