Surviving the ordeal of life at Royal & Derngate

Colour Me Frances
Colour Me Frances

Separation, relationship break-ups, death and family struggles each provide important themes in the latest play by local writer, Weekes Baptiste, which will be performed at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate this weekend.

Colour Me Frances focuses on the story of a 27-year-old woman who, against the odds, takes the bold decision to deal with life’s unforeseen circumstances on her own terms.

Living hundreds of miles from the security of her home, isolated and vulnerable, Victoria’s experiences prove to be challenging, demanding and thought provoking. The play poses the question, can she survive her ordeal?

The story will be staged for one night only in the Underground space at Royal & Derngate in Guildhall Road.

Starring Helen Clifford, Sam Matthews, Si Wolfenden and Nicola Bunting, the performance includes live music written by Garry Kelly and sung by Toby Kensett and Katherine Baldwin.

Tickets for this staging cost £8, payable on the door or in advance via the Royal & Derngate box office. Call 01604 624811 or visit the theatre’s website, The play will be performed on Sunday, starting at 7.30pm. It is recommended as suitable for children aged 12 and over.