First look rehearsal images have been released for 60 Miles by Road or Rali, which examines the legacy of New Towns. Using real life testimony and local stories, the show, directed by Andy Routledge, brings to life the impact of the government’s New Towns Act on Northampton communities.
Despite a thousand years of history, Northampton was designated a New Town in 1968 as part of the government’s masterplan for post-war revitalisation. The newly formed Development Corporation taskforce were instructed to expand the town across twenty momentous years. The Corporation went to hilarious lengths to ensure targets were met, even adapting their radio jingle ‘only sixty miles by road or rail’ into a legendary pop record.
60 Miles by Road or Rail is at Royal & Derngate 22nd – 25th September 2021.