Royal & Derngate scoop prestigious award at Brighton Festival

The Royal & Derngate has brought home an impressive trophy after scooping a prestigious award at the Brighton Festival at the weekend.

The theatre’s hugely popular interactive children’s show Flathampton, which was staged in Derngate auditorium for a week in 2010 and revived in 2011, was delighting audiences at the Brighton Dome Corn Exchange last week as part of this year’s Brighton Festival, and gained the top accolade of an Argus Angel Award.

The Argus Angel Awards, based on the famous Herald Angels of The Edinburgh Festival, were introduced in 2007 to celebrate artistic excellence during the Brighton Festival and Brighton Festival Fringe. From theatre and dance to music, live literature and exhibitions – The Argus Angels are presented to artists and performers who truly stand out from the crowd. Kim Protheroe, features editor of top regional paper The Argus, said: “These awards are for the truly exceptional performances and events we see during the festival period.”

Royal & Derngate Chief Executive Martin Sutherland commented: “We’re delighted that Flathampton has made such an impact at the Brighton Festival and I’d like to thank everyone involved in staging the show for all their hard work. I hope our success bodes well for the Cobblers and the Saints in their imminent finals, and I wish them luck in bringing home the silverware to Northampton!”

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