78 Derngate centenary event

Written by Rob Kendall
"Whynne & Toshie 1914-28"


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Event description

This one act play by Rob Kendall is a fictional and dramatised account tracing the relationship between Northampton model-maker, W.J. Bassett-Lowke, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh based on the letters sent to Mackintosh by W.J. as 78 Derngate was being re-modelled between 1916-21 and also the latter letters Mackintosh wrote to his wife, Margaret, while they were in France.

The action covers the period between 1914 and 1928 when both men's lives were to some extent professionally linked.

The actual Mackintosh interiors of 78 Derngate will form the stunning backdrop to this promenade performance which is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Thursday 20th, Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd Apr 2017

Venue: 78 Derngate

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Further details

The play will be performed inside 78 Derngate. Please familiarise yourself with our accessibility information before booking; particularly those patrons with mobility impairment.
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Access + H&S

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