Theatre and Literature

Derby Theatre branches out across the city

Posted on 30th Nov 2012

For the past few months; staff at Derby Theatre and the University of Derby, have been restoring and adapting the old Arts College and Metro Cinema building on Green Lane for Derby Theatre.

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Youth Theatre scheme invites young people to taster sessions

Posted on 12th Nov 2012

Junk Shop Theatre, the company recently appointed to run a new youth theatre scheme for Derby Theatre, and Christina Lydon, Derby Theatre’s Learning Manager, are inviting young people to take part in a taster session which will provide them with an insight into the new scheme. 

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Interview - Daniel Sloss

Posted on 9th Nov 2012

Pete spoke to the lovely - not to mention, very talented - scottish comedian ahead of his visit to Derby Theatre next Tuesday; just one of the many stops on his tour of brand new show, 'The Joker'.

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Ayckbourn’s supernatural play set to terrify anyone brave enough to see it

Posted on 17th Oct 2012

This first UK tour of the critically acclaimed London production of Alan Ayckbourn's Haunting Julia is currently on the road and will stop off at Derby Theatre next week and run from Mon 22 until Sat 27 October. 

Interview - Joe McFadden

Posted on 12th Oct 2012

Pete speaks to Joe McFadden, one of the stars of Haunting Julia, a critically acclaimed study of grief, obsession and the supernatural, set to grip audiences when it comes to Derby Theatre at the end of this month.

Review: God's Garden

Posted on 8th Oct 2012

On Thursday 27th September, Déda and Derby Theatre co-presented a full-length contemporary dance theatre piece God’s Garden, a darkly humorous parable of love, death, sexuality, betrayal- and botany. Lauren went along to see the latest offering from award-winning choreographer and artistic director Arthur Pita.

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First night of new National Storytelling Tour in Derby

Posted on 2nd Oct 2012

The Kingdom of the Heart is a new piece of storytelling and music for adults, created and performed by storyteller Katy Cawkwell and cellist Sarah Llewellyn-Jones

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Posted on 1st Oct 2012

The Importance of Being Earnest will be presented at Derby Theatre, by the highly acclaimed London Classic Theatre, from Tue 6 until Sat 10 November. 

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Out of the Blue Arts Presents 'Great Britain?'

Posted on 11th Sep 2012

Following on from their successful arts festival event ‘Happy Hour’, Out of the Blue Arts are pleased to present ‘Great Britain?’

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Derby Soap Opera screens as part of Derby Festé

Posted on 27th Aug 2012

An ambitious project by QUAD involving 15,000 Derby people will be conclude with a Premiere screening as Part of Derby Festé in September.

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Derby PR man launches his first novel

Posted on 26th Jul 2012

A public relations expert in Derby has had his first novel published on Amazon Kindle and iPad.

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Q&A with... Rob Simpson

Posted on 28th Feb 2012

Local author, Rob Simpson, chats with Chris about his first book of childrens poems, his love of the BFG and a cheese & pickle sandwich.

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