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What’s On Autumn/Winter 2011

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Bill Kenwright presents

Rumpus Theatre Company in association with The Pomegranate Theatre Chesterfield

by Edgar Allan Poe

THE DARLEY PARK CONCERT

Sun 4 Sep, from 6pm Darley Park FREE enrty. Car parking £5 Enjoy the UK’s biggest free outdoor classical concert with an amazing firework finale.

Tue 13 & Wed 14 Sep Derby Theatre £16

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Tue 30 Aug – Sat 3 Sep Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £17 - £31

C F G The captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences. Starring The X Factor’s Niki Evans as Mrs Johnstone. “Devastating. A masterpiece. If you haven’t seen it go, if you have, go again.” News of the World Stripes Theatre Company

by Zach Lee

Wed 14 Sep, 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre £10

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Sibling secrets, lies and songs set against the backdrop of football World Cups 1982-2010. Smash-hit comedy direct from the Edinburgh Festival, where YOU get a say in how things play out.

Dare you take your seats for the world’s most terrifying tale, the horror story to end all horror stories, a chilling theatrical experience with a mystery twist in the tale... Join Rumpus for another feast of delicious Gothic horror.

LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS

“so good, it’s scary” Derbyshire Times

LEE HURST

Sat 10 Sep, from 4pm Big Screen, Market Place FREE

Man v Woman

Thu 15 Sep, 8pm Derby Theatre £15

Live from the Royal Albert Hall – one of the most popular classical music concerts in the world.

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Thu 15 Sep & every third Thu monthly 8am – 2pm Market Place FREE

Two shows in one. First enjoy Lee’s new stand-up show, then in the second half, he hosts his unique game show - Man v Woman.

Visit the market place every month to enjoy a unique range of locally and internationally sourced produce.

THE BIG WHEEL Fri 16 Sep – Sun 30 Oct Market Place, Derby

CG Gaze out over the Derbyshire skyline. Fun, thrills, geography and history – all rolled into one! www.bigwheelderby.co.uk

Mon 19 – Fri 23 Sep Derby Theatre £8 - £21

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THE JOHNNY CASH STORY

Soul Over Easy & Derby LIVE

Fri 16 Sep, 7.30pm Derby Theatre £16

Sat 17 Sep, 9pm – 7am Assembly Rooms £12 in advance, £15 on the door

Starring Roger Dean & The Lazy Boys

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NORTHERN SOUL ALL-NIGHTER

On a London road at midnight, a handsome man is accosted by The Woman in White. She pleads for his help to prevent her going into an asylum, then disappears as suddenly as she appeared. But this first unsettling encounter is just the beginning…

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16 DJs will play a great mix of oldies, rare and not-so-rare Northern Soul and Motown.

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starring Colin Baker (Dr. Who)

Relive classic numbers such as Big River, Ring of Fire, I Walk the Line, Sunday Morning Coming Down and Hurt.

and Peter Amory (Emmerdale)

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Theatre Action

PHOENIX RISING D. H. Lawrence: Son & Lover

Tue 20 – Wed 21 Sep, 7pm Guildhall Theatre FREE. Book through Box Office

Wed 21 – Sat 24 Sep, 8pm Derby Theatre Studio £12

Rehearsed readings of new work by exciting East Midlands theatre writers – see website for details www.theatrewritingpartnership.org.uk

C Devised from his early writings and reminiscences of his family, friends and contemporaries, Phoenix Rising explores Lawrence’s tormented life.

Sat 24 Sep, 9.30pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £13

Wed 21 Sep, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £18.50 Fri 23 & Sat 24 Sep FREE 2011 sees the return of Sarruga watch as the city centre is transformed into a spectacular seabed. www.derbyfeste.com

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A stellar line-up for Bottle Rocket’s first Derby gig: Sean Hughes, razor-sharp Geordie Jason Cook and rising star Joe Lycett.

Hilarious antics of rural comedy delivered to you in a warm, Cornish accent. Come and experience some serious nonsensical twaddle!

Les Enfants Terribles Theatre Company

Thu 29 Sep – Sat 1 Oct, 7.30pm Sat matinee 2.30pm Derby Theatre £14

THE UNTHANKS

with Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band

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Meet Tumb, the boy who eats his mum; Thingummyboy, with a face even his mother forgets and of course little Tilly and her terrible tail. Roald Dahl meets Tim Burton in this hugely theatrical, scary, funny, sad, silly, junk-filled, puppetry packed, dark, delicious, musical, magical piece of performance.

Sun 25 Sep, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £18

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Tyneside folk band The Unthanks sing new and old material, with special arrangements with Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band. Comfortism

I’VE BEEN ELVITA ADAMS

Fri 30 Sep & Sat 1 Oct, 8pm Derby Theatre Studio  £9

C Dark comedy, with angry pigeons, sexy cops and a profanity-heavy sing-along.

Fri 30 Sep, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £21, £19.50

C The ultimate tribute to ABBA and The Bee Gees featuring Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, Staying Alive, Night Fever and How Deep is Your Love.

RICHARD DURRANT The Guitar Whisperer

Fri 30 Sep, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £14

C Taking you on a musical voyage to Paraguay then Spain, including Debussy and Bach – on the humble ukulele.

Wed 28 Sep, 7.30pm Derby Theatre £17.50 The top three from ITV’s newest and toughest comedy reality show are out on tour this autumn. By the time you see them, one will have been crowned as the UK’s newest comedy superstar.

Sat 1 Oct, from 2pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £4 in advance, £5 on the door A one-off autumn blow out, featuring the legendary two stages and over eight hours of music – all in an atmosphere that everyone can enjoy.

Sat 1 Oct, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £18 - £26

C F G Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir return with a brand new show. An uplifting performance of traditional and contemporary songs infused with irrepressible spirit.


THE ENID

Wed 5 Oct, 7.30pm TONY HAWKS Assembly Rooms – Great Hall Wed 5 Oct, 8pm £23 Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite Britain’s best-loved celebrity £16

Sat 1 Oct, 8pm Guildhall Theatre £17

psychic returns, bringing her amazing abilities and tremendous personality to the stage with a unique theatrical experience. Gary Mullen and The Works

ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN Thu 6 Oct, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £19

C F The world’s foremost symphonic rock band! Formed in 1974 by Robert John Godfrey, The Enid rapidly gained a huge, fanatical following.

In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s Stars In Their Eyes, with the largest number of votes ever received. Now see him LIVE in concert.

C Comedian Tony Hawks’ life has always embraced randomness and fun and he looks back on the strangest and funniest moments in a unique evening of stories, songs and silliness.

Book by David Wood Music by Richard Taylor Lyrics by David Wood and Richard Taylor Based on the novel by L P Hartley

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there. Thu 6 – Sat 29 Oct Derby Theatre £8 - £21

Fri 7 – Sun 9 Oct Assembly Rooms £20 - £60, individual sessions and weekend tickets available

C G F S In the heat and humidity of a rural Norfolk summer in 1900, a young boy comes of age as he is unwittingly enlisted as a messenger in an adult affair of deceit and desire.

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Warning: Contains scenes of a sexual nature.

ALED JONES EXPLORE WITH PAUL ROSE Live & Unplugged

Tue 11 Oct, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £22.50 & £20.50

Tue 11 Oct, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £14

Reform Theatre Company

HOUSEBOUND by Nick Lane

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Wed 12 Oct, 7.45pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £12

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Aled Jones - singer, actor, author, broadcaster, TV presenter, musical theatre performer and part-time dancer - invites you to spend an evening with him.

C BBC presenter Paul Rose talks about a lifetime of remarkable adventures from Antarctica to Everest via the planet’s last true remaining wilderness - her vast oceans.

DAVE GORMAN’s

Powerpoint Presentation

DERBY COUNTY FOOTBALL LEGENDS Wed 12 Oct, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £20

C Rams legends of the 70s Roy McFarland, John O Hare, Archie Gemmill and Kevin Hector. Ticket holders can get autographs from 5pm.

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Including The Demon Barber Roadshow with new show Time Gentlemen Please, Show of Hands, the newly re-formed Home Service (featuring John Tams) and much, much more! www.derbyfolkfestival.co.uk

Thu 13 Oct, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £20 Innovative thinker & genre-stretching performer Dave Gorman is back... and for this brand new show he’s formed a double act... with a projector screen.

Stuck at home with her grumpy old man Jim, Lucy has nowhere to escape to... Until one Halloween, when suddenly, everything changes.

Ballet Theatre UK

THE SNOW QUEEN Fri 14 Oct, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £19

C A beautiful re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, with a renowned company of dancers, creating a magnificent spectacle, all set to Prokofiev’s glorious and magical score.


SLAVE: A QUESTION OF FREEDOM

ALUN COCHRANE

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Moments of Alun

Wed 19 Oct, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £12

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Tue 18 – Sat 22 Oct Guildhall Theatre £8 - £21

Alun brings his highly anticipated new show Moments of Alun to Derby. You may have seen him on YouTube, or on Dave, or on a panel game, or Channel 4, or just on a bus somewhere.

C G F Sun 16 Oct, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £21.50

C F Original hits performed by four of the most popular bands of the 60s – The Tremeloes, Hermans Hermits, The Union Gap uk and The Dreamers.

THE HALLÉ

Fri 21 Oct, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £15 - £28

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With Schubert’s Overture in C, Dvorak’s Symphony No.8 and the return of John Lill as the soloist in Beethoven’s most heroic concerto – his Piano Concerto No.5.

In the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, life is still a good fire around which stories are told. Until the raiders burn the village, murder, rape and abduct the children to be sold into slavery. 12-year-old Mende was one of those children. In 2000, after seven years, she was passed on to a diplomat’s family in London. She escaped, only to face a new struggle for asylum. Rumpus Theatre Company

THE HAUNTED BRIDE Thu 20 Oct, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £10

Sat 22 Oct, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £17.50

C F Amid the shadowy rooms and moonstruck gardens of a peeling, overgrown Italian palazzo, the dreams that haunt a young bride’s sleep reach their terrifying climax. Based on Dickens’ To Be Read At Dusk.

The band bring the full size ‘DC show to the fans, complete with the cannons, the walkways, the backdrops and all the classic songs.

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Mon 24 Oct – Sat 12 Nov, Departs from and returns to the Market Place £11 - £17

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Sat 22 Oct, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £18.50

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Join a group of larger than life characters aboard the Skylink bus as we head for East Midlands Airport. As the excitement and anticipation mounts, escape, discovery, romance and chance encounters are all on the cards for our passengers. But how will they feel a week later, as we greet them at Arrivals and climb back aboard for the return journey?

Featuring all the classic hits including; Hotel California, Lyin’ Eyes, Take It Easy, Desperado, Take It To The Limit, and more.

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UNCLE SAM’S AMERICAN CIRCUS

An evening with...

IAN McMILLAN Wed 26 Oct, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £11

Tue 25 – Sun 30 Oct Bass’ Recreation Ground £7.50 – book on site

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Experience amazing acrobatic skills, side-splitting comedy antics and The Globe of Death 2!

Tue 25 – Sat 29 Oct, 8pm Derby Theatre Studio £10

Ian’s rip-roaring poetry shows are legendary. Cats make him sneeze.

C A small rural town is threatened by a terrifying creature and only two cowboy-plumbers stand in its way. Will the people of the world live to poo another day?

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LEE NELSON

EVEREST NEEDS YOU MR IRVINE

Live!

Thu 27 Oct, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £22.50

with Julie Summers

Wed 26 Oct, 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre £14

C Who was Sandy Irvine?  And why did Mallory, the most famous Everest mountaineer of the 1920s, choose him over other more experienced climbers to accompany him to the top of the world?  

Rich Seam Theatre Company

BEEF

by John Godber

Thu 27 Oct, 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre £12

hello! lee nelson here from off ur tele! my well new tour is gonna b bigga, betta + even funnier + a lot fatter as well coz this time i’m bringing my best mate + fat legend Omelette! Qwaliteeeeeee!

C Dave’s transformation from bullied, weedy schoolboy to rippling muscleman, is also a tale of revenge gone wrong. Bleak, funny and shocking.

NEIL INNES

KEN DODD

Short Songs and Tall Stories

with The Three Irish Tenors

Fri 28 Oct, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £22

Fri 28 Oct, 8pm Guildhall Theatre £14

Sat 29 Oct, 7pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £19

Best known for his work with Monty Python, Neil performs a wry, poignant, humorous and topical one-man show, spiced with anecdotes of his life and times in the worlds of media and showbusiness.

Revered as one of Britain’s funniest comedians, Ken has enjoyed a professional career spanning over 50 years. He tours non-stop with his famous Happiness Show.

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WONDERFUL DAY

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Sun 30 Oct, 4pm & 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre £13

Breathtaking dance and beautiful costumes with the very best music and song of the Emerald Isle as performed by many of the world’s finest dancers and musicians.

C Reminisce and rediscover Hollywood’s most adorable star, with great songs from Calamity Jane, Pillow Talk, Young at Heart, Love Me or Leave Me and The Pyjama Game. A stylish musical cabaret tribute with glitz, glamour, songs, stories, laughter and anecdotes from Doris’ life.

Opera Della Luna

THE GHOSTS OF RUDDIGORE Sat 29 Oct, 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre £17

C Gilbert & Sullivan meets Rocky Horror.  Ghosts and apparitions take to the stage in a quite literally haunting tale of rural romance.

Penny Dreadful’s

ETHERDOME

Sun 30 Oct, 7pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £15, VIP ticket (6.15pm start) £50 Three former World Champions; Bob Anderson, John Lowe and, of course, Eric Bristow play darts against each other. You can’t beat a bit of Bully!

STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES and Duchesses

Wed 2 Nov, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £26

by Bernadette Russell

Tue 1 Nov, 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre £12

STEPHEN MERCHANT

Master-storyteller Steve’s songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others.

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Hello Ladies

Mon 31 Oct, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £25 Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe award-winning co-creator of The Office and Extras, Stephen embarks on his first ever stand-up comedy tour.

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ROLL OUT THE BERYL Wed 2 Nov, 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre £12

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Frankenstein’s alive and he’s about to extract your wisdom teeth! A darkly funny, true tale of 1850’s America, where carnival-sideshows meet live bluegrass... and dentistry!

The vivacious character of the late, great comedy actress Beryl Reid is brought to life by Elaine Pantling as she entertains with bravado and a sparkling spirit. Chaos, comedy and clowning, featuring some of Beryl’s best-loved characters.


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Fri 4 Nov, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall

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Third Man Productions

STALAG HAPPY Fri 4 Nov, 8pm Derby Theatre Studio £10

C The true story of artists Sir Terry Frost and Adrian Heath and their time interned in the WWII PoW Camp Stalag 383. 

BONFIRE & FIREWORKS

Sat 5 Nov See website for details Markeaton Park FREE

Thu 3 Nov, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £18.50

CG The astonishing and unforgettable ancient Australian art of genital origami is back with a brand new show, and this time in 3D!

Come along to Derby’s biggest and best fireworks display. With Capital FM, funfair and hot food stalls.

PRIVATE PEACEFUL

TOM STADE

with Michael Morpurgo, Coope, Boyes & Simpson

Sun 6 Nov, 8pm Guildhall Theatre £13.50

In Story & Song

Sun 6 Nov, 5pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £14

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Master-storyteller and best-selling author, Michael Morpurgo, joins the outstanding English a cappella trio, Coope, Boyes & Simpson. A unique and timely reminder of the human cost of the war to end all wars.

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C Co-star and co-writer of Frankie Boyle’s Tramadol Nights, and as seen on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow & Stand-up For The Week. Join Tom’s inimitable, offbeat world! “Sublime...” Rhod Gilbert “Stand-Up elite” Chortle

HIGH SCHOOL ROCKS Tue 8 Nov, 6.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £13

A high-energy, foot-stomping, totally-interactive show featuring all the very best hits from High School Musical 1, 2, & 3, Hannah Montana, Camp Rock and Glee!

THE MOROCCAN MARKET OF HANDICRAFT

Wed 9 – Sat 12 Nov, 9am – 5.30pm  Market Place FREE entry

CONFESSIONS OF HONOUR Wed 9 Nov, 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre £12

C Frederick Salisbury VC is to present his medal to the Regiment in which he served. Among the specially invited guests is Wolfgang Meissler, a one-time combatant in the Wehrmacht. Soon Frederick realises that Wolfgang’s presence could upset the entire celebrations. An emotional rollercoaster, guaranteed to make you laugh and cry!

THE HAMSTERS Thu 10 Nov, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £15 & £18

C F Great memories of lighter moments in those darker days, a time when music could be enjoyed by everyone with never to be forgotten classics by Glenn Miller and more.

25th Anniversary & Farewell Tour

Thu 10 Nov, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £15

C In their 25th year and on their farewell tour, guitar, bass and drums trio The Hamsters perform an evening of Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top and, of course, Hamsters songs.

A Kasbah-style atmosphere with stalls selling leather goods, rugs, furniture, pottery, clothing, lamps, mirrors, jewellery, perfume and foods.

JUSTIN MOORHOUSE Thu 10 Nov, 8.30pm Guildhall Theatre £15

Watching Justin live is a joy to behold, his comedy only coming second to his modesty. He didn’t write this. He got someone else to, but he agrees.


Raymond Gubbay

THE FOUR SEASONS BY CANDLELIGHT with the Mozart Festival Orchestra

Fri 11 Nov, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £18.50 - £28.50

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Theatre Arts

THE TEMPEST

A sublime evening of baroque classics crowned with Vivaldi’s masterpiece The Four Seasons, performed in an evocative candle-lit setting.

by William Shakespeare

Thu 10 – Sat 12 Nov Derby Theatre £10 - £14

Student Theatre

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Sat 12 Nov, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £17.50

Magician Prospero orchestrates spirits and a storm at sea into the lives of two hapless lovers to stir and seal their fate.

The Bad Shepherds play punk songs on folk instruments. Not as a gag, but because they really like the noise.

Raymond Gubbay

LAST NIGHT OF THE AUTUMN PROMS with the London Concert Orchestra

Sun 13 Nov, 3pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £18.50 - £28.50

G A feast of uplifting classics crowned with a jubilant proms finale. With all the favourites including Land of Hope and Glory.

Iestyn Edwards in

MADAME GALINA My TuTu’s Gone AWOL, and ANYTHING FOR A TENOR Fri 11 Nov, 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre £12

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Follow Iestyn in his tutu on tours through Iraq and Afghanistan and then as he morphs into his legendary Russian Prima Ballerina Madame Galina.

Wed 16 Nov, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £20 - £32

ROY WOOD C F G Rock & Roll Band

Fri 18 Nov, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £20

The heartbreaking story of a beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant.

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Supported by a nine-piece band of fine musicians, enjoy many of Roy’s hits from over the years - such as See My Baby Jive, Flowers in the Rain, California Man and, of course, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day.

An Evening With

HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN Thu 17 Nov, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £16

They’ve toured with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. Their music is blazing, modern, and energetic. Expect spring fingered violin solos, liquid guitar lines and driving percussive upright bass.

Sat 19 Nov, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £21.50

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON

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Sat 19 Nov, from 4pm onwards Market Place FREE

A huge, talented cast perform hits from The Supremes, Temptations, Four Tops, Jackson 5 and more.

Derby’s annual Christmas lights switch-on with panto stars and other entertainment, hosted by Capital FM presenters.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

As told by Jacob Marley (deceased) Adapted and performed by James Hyland

Thu 24 Nov, 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre £12

GYLES BRANDRETH

Sun 20 Nov, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £16

Actor, author, The One Show reporter, former MP and government whip, Gyles Brandreth turns standup. This is Brandreth unleashed as he dishes the dirt on the stars he’s known and the wicked ways of Westminster.

Sun 20 Nov, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £21 & £22.50

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G Comedy routines mixed with a non-stop line-up of all the best Christmas hits gives you a show with a real feel-good party atmosphere!

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Told from the perspective of Scrooge’s deceased business partner. Expect thrills, chills and excitement aplenty for all age groups.


LAUGH OUT LOUD COMEDY CLUB Thu 24 Nov, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £13 in advance, £15 on the door

THE SMYTHS plus RE:ORDER Fri 25 Nov, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £10

A night of Manchester mayhem featuring two tribute bands playing classic Smiths and New Order hits.

BELLOWHEAD:

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Hedonism November Tour 2011

Telly regulars and up and coming talent. With Rob Rouse, Gary Delaney, Barry Dodds & Phil Ellis.

Sat 26 Nov, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall Standing £16, Seated £20 11-piece collective Bellowhead uniquely merge folk, rock, music hall, classical, world, and jazz.

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by Roald Dahl Adapted by David Wood

Tue 29 Nov – Sat 14 Jan Derby Theatre

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Late one night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by the BFG – Big Friendly Giant. They soon become the best of friends, feasting together on snozzcumbers and making whizzpoppers together! But the other giants are not nearly so nice and have their sights set on their next meal – the chillders of England. Will Sophie and the BFG save the day?

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DERBY CHRISTMAS FAYRE 24 Days of Festive Fun

Thu 1 – Sat 24 Dec Market Place & Cornmarket FREE entry

EARLY BIRD TICKETS

PRICES SLASHED Under 16s now save up to £7 per ticket on last year’s prices!

Buy now & SAVE MONEY! Tickets bought up to 31 Oct: £8 - £21 Tickets bought from 1 Nov: £8 - £24

If you’re looking for unique gifts and traditional festive food and drink then visit Derby’s Christmas Fayre, with over 20 Tudor-style chalets and live entertainment to get you in the Christmas spirit.

Wed 7 Dec – Sun 8 Jan Assembly Rooms – Great Hall

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It’s time to hook up with our hero Dick for a road trip to pantoland where the journey from start to finish will be packed with laugh-out-loud comedy capers, magical moments of pantomime nonsense and plenty of audience participation! Birds of a Feather & Grumpy Old Women

West End Star & Just Good Friends

PAUL NICHOLAS King Rat

Big Breakfast & Richard and Judy

MIKE ‘SQUEAKY’ LUKE ROBERTS McCLEAN Idle Jack

Dick Whittington

The return of

Linda Robson Fairy Bow Bells

IAN GOOD

Sarah the Cook

Image: Karate Grafika

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The return of CITV’s Hi-5

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SLEEPING BEAUTY & ALCESTIS Wed 14 Dec, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £10

C Set alongside the beautiful Greek myth of Alcestis and underscored with heart-stopping, live music.

SINFONIA VIVA

Tue 24 Jan, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £15 - £28

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A Shostakovich concerto, Janácek’s haunting set of piano pieces On An Overgrown Path and Mozart’s Symphony No.38.

Fri 27 – Sun 29 Jan Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £12 - £26

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Travel on an incredible journey in the company of the greatest and most talented circus performers on earth, including dance, acrobatics and clowns.

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Fri 3 – Sat 25 Feb Derby Theatre £8 - £24

C F G S The wild and wilful ways of a young woman are far from acceptable in Victorian society. Her new husband systematically and brutally crushes her spirit, in Shakespeare’s now controversial play.

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Derby LIVE Autumn/Winter 2011 What's On Guide