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Autumn/Winter 2009 BOX OFFICE 01332 255 800 www.derbylive.co.uk


Welcome …to Derby LIVE’s most exciting season ever and our new look brochure. Following customer feedback we’ve included a full diary section and as Derby LIVE produces and presents across all performing art forms and genres we’ve also introduced colour coding and a key to help you choose what to book. If you’d like to know more about our artistic and programming policy and how we make our decisions on which performances and productions to present, visit our website

www.derbylive.co.uk The best news for the arts in Derby this autumn has to be the reopening of the renamed Derby Theatre. This sees a unique collaboration between the University of Derby, who have saved the venue by purchasing the lease and Derby City Council through Derby LIVE who will operate the venue’s theatre programme with financial support from Arts Council England for the produced theatre element. This innovative partnership sees the creation of a true ‘learning theatre’ where theatre arts students will study alongside professionals in a building which will be a crucible of creativity.

As well as a single Derby LIVE Box Office number

01332 255800 and website www.derbylive.co.uk

for booking tickets online, you will also be able to book and collect tickets in person from our box office at Derby Theatre as well as from the existing box office at the Assembly Rooms. Since we launched Derby LIVE we’ve been incredibly encouraged by the support we’ve received from the people of Derby and the professional and amateur theatre communities. We’re extremely proud of the top creative teams we’ve assembled for our produced theatre programme this autumn alongside our usual diverse, quality programme of presented work, folk festival, outdoor events and educational and participatory programmes. We’re sure you’ll understand why we’re so proud of what’s on offer and we hope to see you soon.

Peter Ireson, Director Pete Meakin, Artistic Producer

We’d love you to join us on a journey as we reopen Derby Theatre and create great theatre made in Derby for Derby across all our venues. Our new LIVEsaver tickets offer fantastic value to help you plan ahead and make theatre going a regular part of your diary.

Derby LIVE manages Derby Theatre on behalf of the University of Derby


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Theatre Highlights Christmas Highlights Music Highlights Comedy Highlights Family Highlights Dance Highlights Variety Highlights Events Highlights September October November December Coming Soon Pre Show Dining Seats & Prices / Special Offers Learning & Inclusion Sponsor Us Hire Us Corporate Supporters Become a FRIEND Sponsor a Seat How to Find Us Access How to Book Diary

Theatre Variety Dance Comedy Music Family Events Christmas Show Friends Discount

FRIENDS

Pre-Show Dining BSL Signed Audio Described Age Guidance Post Show Discussion Local Theatre

Local Theatre

LIVE saver Event

LIVE

Standing Only Learning

saver


THEATRE HIGHLIGHTS

Bill Kenwright

CABARET Mon 21 – Sat 26 Sep See page 22

LaurieLorry Theatre Company Makin Projects Derby LIVE

SAUSAGE & SAMOSA Fri 11 Sep SEE PAGE 18

Bill Kenwright

THE GRASS IS GREENER Mon 19 – Sat 24 OCT See page 36

Good Companions Theatre Company

FOOTLOOSE Wed 30 Sep – Sat 3 Oct SEE PAGE 24


P04 P05 Bill Kenwright by special arrangment with Agatha Christie Ltd

Derby LIVE

SHINING CITY

MURDER ON AIR

Thu 15 – Sat 31 Oct SEE PAGE 34

Mon 12 – WED 14 OCT See page 31

Derby LIVE

THE PROS, THE CONS AND A SCREW THU 29 OCT - SAT 21 NOV SEE PAGE 42 Derby LIVE and New Perspectives

FAITH HEALER by Brian Friel Thu 5 – Sat 7 Nov SEE PAGE 46

LIVE saver

See 3 shows from just £24 See page 68 for details


CHRISTMAS HIGHLIGHTS

Christmas Lights Switch On Sat 14 Nov SEE PAGE 51

The Four Seasons By CandleLight Sat 28 Nov SEE PAGE 58

Beyond the Barricade At Christmas Sat 14 Nov SEE PAGE 051

Derby LIVE

The Snow Queen Sat 26 NOV – SAT 16 Jan 2010 SEE PAGE 56


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Cinderella

Wed 9 Dec – Sun 10 Jan 2010 SEE PAGE 60

Derby LIVE Derby LIVE

The Christmas Quangle Wangle Thu 10 - Thu 24 Dec SEE PAGE 62

Derby LIVE

CHRISTMAS CLUB

Save 25% on Cinderella or The Snow Queen See page 69 for details


MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS

STEVE EARLE Sat 12 Sep SEE PAGE 19

SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR Wed 16 Sep SEE PAGE 20

Derby LIVE and PR Promotions

DERBY TRADITIONAL MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL Fri 9 - Sun 11 Oct SEE PAGE 30

THE SENSATIONAL 60’S EXPERIENCE THU 29 OCT SEE PAGE 41


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PAUL CARRACK SAT 7 NOV SEE PAGE 47

JAKE & ELWOOD Sat 31 OCT SEE PAGE 44

DOMINIC KIRWAN SALSA CELTICA

Sun 8 Nov SEE PAGE 47

THU 12 NOV SEE PAGE 49

THE UNTHANKS TUE 24 NOV SEE PAGE 54

MICA PARIS TUE 24 NOV SEE PAGE 55


Al Murray

COMEDY HIGHLIGHTS

Wed 7 Oct SEE PAGE 28

Joe Pasquale Sun 25 Oct SEE PAGE 40

Grumpy Old Women LIVE 2 Wed 28 Oct SEE PAGE 41

Stephen K Amos Mon 9 Nov SEE PAGE 48

Russell Kane Sun 22 Nov SEE PAGE 54

Stewart Francis Wed 11 Nov SEE PAGE 49

PAM ANN FRI 6 Nov SEE PAGE 47


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FAMILY HIGHLIGHTS

DNA Terry Jones’ FAIRY TALES Sun 25 OCT SEE PAGE 40

Big Window Theatre

MORE STORY PLEASE

Private Peaceful

Thu 29 OCT SEE PAGE 41

Sun 15 Nov SEE PAGE 51

DANCE HIGHLIGHTS

ALEX WILSON SALSA CON SOUL ORCHESTRA

TEA DANCE

Derby LIVE’s weekly tea dance takes place in the Assembly Rooms Darwin Suite, most Monday’s at 1.30pm. £2. Please call the box office on 01332 255800 to confirm if going ahead.

SAT 5 SEP SEE PAGE 15


VARIETY HIGHLIGHTS

RAM FM & Derby LIVE’s

Fame Factor HEATS WED 9 & THU 10 SEP FINAL FRI 11 SEP SEE PAGE 17

Sing-a-long-a Rocky Horror PICTURE Show SUN 1 NOV SEE PAGE 45

Circus of Horrors WED 18 NOV SEE PAGE 53

That’ll be the Day THU 19 NOV SEE PAGE 52


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DERBY Festé

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

FRI 4 – SUN 6 SEP SEE PAGE 14

Derby LIVE

The Darley Park CONCERT SUN 6 SEP SEE PAGE 15

Derby LIVE

Bonfire AND FIREWORKS DISPLAY SUN 1 NOV SEE PAGE 44

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON SAT 14 NOV SEE PAGE 51


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DERBY FESTé Three day spectacular celebrating Derby’s Cathedral Quarter

Following increasingly successful events in 2007 and 2008, Derby Festé is becoming a central event in Derby’s cultural calendar, bringing the whole city out on the streets for three days of fantastic events and extraordinary performance. Compagnie des Quidams open this year’s festival with the weird and wonderful characters of Herbert’s Dream, converging on Cathedral Green for a stunning visual climax.

This will be followed by a Festé Street Party and Céilidh on the Market Place. Saturday focuses on great live performances on Cathedral Green with The People’s Stage, followed by Transe Express’ Mobile Homme high above the Market Place. See www.derbyfeste.com for full details of the weekend. Festé is organised by Déda, Derby LIVE and QUAD

Fri 4 – Sun 6 Sep Various locations around the City FREE admission


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ALEX WILSON SALSA CON SOUL ORCHESTRA

If the excitement of Festé has left you wanting to dance the night away, this is just the event for you! A fantastic evening of Salsa featuring free dance classes, exhibition dancing, fabulous DJs and an amazing live set from Alex Wilson Salsa Con Soul Orchestra. Alex’s last album Inglaterra, has been a worldwide hit on the salsa scene, having received a four star review in The Guardian, and his new Salsa CD – Salsa Con Soul – is released in October, so expect the band to be on red-hot form!

THE DARLEY PARK CONCERT

With an amazing firework finale, come along and be part of the 30,000-strong crowd at the UK’s biggest free outdoor classical concert, in the stunning natural amphitheatre that is Darley Park. 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy, marking several momentous events – including the 40th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon and the 400th anniversary of the use of the telescope by Galileo Galilei to observe the moon and the planet Jupiter.

www.alexwilson.net www.absolutesalsa.co.uk

Join sinfonia ViVA and regular Darley Park concert conductor James Holmes in the wonderful setting of Darley Park for a spectacular programme of music with links to all things astronomical. Also featured this year is the trio Curios, winners of the 2008 BBC Jazz Awards Band of The Year led by Derby-born pianist Tom Cawley, who is joined by drummer Josh Blackmore who also hails from the city.

Sat 5 Sep, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £15 including 2 FREE dance classes

Sun 6 Sep, from 6pm Darley Park FREE admission, car parking £5

The free dance classes run from 8.30pm – 9.15pm and 9.30pm – 10.15pm, with Alex on stage from 10.30pm – 12am. Great DJs and general dancing continue right through to 3am. Dress to impress for an amazing evening.


TIM MINCHIN Ready For This?

After a sell out UK tour last Autumn, uberminstrel, Tim Minchin lugs his piano back out on the road to give those poor souls who missed out another chance to see his biting and brilliant show. Back from a massive Australian tour, Tim wants to know if you are Ready For This?, without really specifying what this is. In London, they reckon he’s the “Next big thing in musical comedy” Time Out and “The best musical comedian since Bill Bailey” The Times. In Melbourne, they say he’s “Witty, smart and unabashedly offensive” The Age. In New York, they call him “Dazzlingly daffy... so refreshing” NY Times.

In Scotland, they say he’s “An extraordinary performer” The Scotsman.

JOHN OTWAY & WILD WILLY BARRETT The Incompatible Otway & Barrett

The pair first achieved notoriety with an eyewatering performance on Old Grey Whistle Test and subsequent hit single Really Free in 1977. Otway’s heady mix of blind ambition and rank incompetence was to keep this microstar shining for almost two decades despite his ability to turn any situation to his own disadvantage. His autobiography Rock and Roll’s Greatest Failure outsold, by a factor of ten, all the records he had released since his hit. Wild Willy Barrett is one of the most accomplished multi-instrumentalists working today, playing acoustic classical guitar with an original style and virtuosity few could match. His musical style is witty and his humour onstage is dry. “Never mind the Sex Pistols touring again: the real spirit of 1977, not to mention anarchy in the UK, can be found in the persons of Mr John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett.” Edinburgh Festival Review, The Herald

In Norway, they say “Tim Minchin er noe av det morsomste jeg har sett noen gang” Stavanger.

Thu 3 Sep, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £17.50

Fri 4 Sep, 9pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £13, concessions £11


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RAM FM & Derby LIVE’s

FAME FACTOR

Join us as we search for a Panto Star for Cinderella, Derby LIVE’s pantomime for 2009/2010. Come and watch the live heats and final of RAM FM and Derby LIVE’s Fame Factor Competition, showcasing some of the finest talent that Derby has to offer, from singers to comedians, and from dance troupes to contortionists.

Watch as the judging panel narrow down the competitors in the heats and then come along and support the finalists at our Grand Final on Fri 11 Sep. The heats and final will be hosted by RAM FM’s Dino and Pete. The winner (or winners) will appear alongside Neil Morrissey in Cinderella at Derby LIVE’s Assembly Rooms, this Christmas!

Heats: Wed 9 & Thu 10 Sep, 7.30pm Final: Fri 11 Sep, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall Heats £5, Final £10

CINDERELLA...

See page 60 for details

Wed 9 Dec - Sun 10 Jan


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LaurieLorry Theatre Company, Makin Projects and Derby LIVE

SAUSAGE & SAMOSA

Eve, an environmentalist and dry-stone wall expert, is fast becoming a wilting wallflower. Tired of dating agencies and as a last ditch attempt to find her man, Eve taps into the Asian culture of arranged marriages. Ready Steady Cook meets Blind Date and in true Bollywood style Eve’s fantasy begins as the potential suitors, now downloaded from Eve’s website www.hottottierecycleme.com, are shown.

The audience cast their vote by raising a sausage or a samosa card to choose Eve’s perfect Adam. This one-woman comedy not only explores the complexities of relationships and different cultures but also challenges the old adage of “The grass is always greener on the other side”. “Gently poignant yet always witty... the pathos never once threatens to strip away the comedy.” The Stage

www.laurielorry.co.uk

Fri 11 Sep, 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre £10, concessions £8


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STEVE EARLE

Define Theatre

CAN’T PAY? WON’T PAY! (UNDERPAID, DON’T PAY!)

Steve Earle, singer songwriter, is the maverick, guitar-toting voice of the American underdog. He’s the 21st century’s most potent and controversial protest singer. He is also a published writer, a political activist and has written and directed a play. His songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others.

Giovanni’s political convictions would normally see him straight, but with Antonia’s antics at the supermarket and Margherita’s miraculous pregnancy he’s got a lot on his (empty) plate.

When he first came to prominence in 1986, he was viewed as a saviour of country music with albums like Guitar Town and Copperhead Road, heady mixes of Nashville twang, driving rock and punk attitude. Today having lived through troubles with the law, drug addiction and with his uncompromising viewpoints he is the original “Hardcore Troubadour”.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, but should Luigi really have eaten that olive...? And can they all elude the long arm of the law? And what has all this got to do with the Pope anyhow?

His solo performance will include songs from his new CD simply titled Townes, it bears 15 brilliantly and affectionately realised covers spanning nearly 40 years of his buddy, Townes Van Zandt’s songwriting. It follows his 2007 Grammy Award-winning album Washington Square Serenade, which documents Steve’s move from Nashville to New York.

Dario Fo’s furiously-paced farce is fully updated for 2009 and will raise the roof - along with a few eyebrows!

Sat 12 Sep, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £22.50

Sat 12 Sep, 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre £10, concessions £8 Local Theatre


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SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR Two time Grammy Award winners, Soweto Gospel Choir return to the UK with a programme featuring choir and audience favourites from the past six years. The choir is made up of diverse cultures and faiths, and as such, will be performing in several different languages – Xhosa, Sotho, Zulu and English. It is this diversity which makes South Africa and its music and dance, so exciting. Expect earthy rhythms, rich harmonies, energetic percussion and a touch of humour. Add to this, dynamic dancing and vibrant, colourful costumes, and the mix is explosive. This young dynamic choir performs both traditional and contemporary music, adding its own unique feel and interpretation to both.

LETZ ZEP The Stairway to Heaven!

British band Led Zeppelin rocked the world in 1968, when they exploded onto the music scene with their combination of heavy guitar rock, blues and folk. Letz Zep are widely considered the foremost Led Zeppelin tribute and have been touring international venues and theatres for the past five years. So accurate are they in their recreation of the real thing, that they often leave fans Dazed and Confused. Letz Zep were also awarded the greatest accolade when they were invited to perform at the launch party for the latest Led Zeppelin album release, Mothership, winning countless fans amongst the world’s media and celebrities.

“Nothing can really prepare you for the riot of exuberance and depth of emotion - a truly otherworldly sound that literally takes the breath away... dazzling.”  The Scotsman

“I walked in... I saw me!” Robert Plant, Q Magazine

“Vibrant, radiant, majestic...inspired and inspiring music, boldly performed.”  Adelaide Observer

A Letz Zep concert is not just an exercise in nostalgia; it is high energy rock and roll - a revolt against the passing of time and a reminder of just how awe inspiring Led Zeppelin truly are!

Wed 16 Sep, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £18 - £24, concessions £2 off FRIENDS £3 off, group rate available for 30+

Fri 18 Sep, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £16 in advance, £17 on the door

FRIENDS

“This is the closest thing that you are ever likely to see and hear... Brilliant.” Janick Gers, Iron Maiden


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THE HALLé CHi2

MONKEY KING A modern Beijing opera

‘Double-violin assault specialists’ Chi2 provide a brand new spin on the classic Chinese tale of Monkey King. Celebrating the richness and colour of Beijing Opera and re-interpreted for the modern day, Chi2 have created an edgy musical cocktail of traditional and modern sounds, fusing together acoustic and electric instruments, digital media and one of the world’s most ancient art forms with a unique contemporary twist, to create a stunning show that bursts with colour and vibrancy. The story is based on the sixteenth century classic Chinese folk epic novel, Monkey: Journey To The West, to which Chi2 have composed an original soundtrack, complemented by the filmic interpretation of the storyline by filmmakers Michele Rosaus and Steve Teers, whilst award-winning composer Tom E Morrison has produced the score.  The drama both aurally and visually, is enhanced by the interaction of actor/ narrator Tom Wu as he employs spoken word, narration and his expertise in kung fu to convey the thrill-seeking adventures of the storyline.

Conductor Soloist

Sir Mark Elder Sergio Tiempo (piano)

ELGAR In the South RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 2 SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5 The Hallé and Sir Mark Elder have established a formidable reputation for their Elgar performances. They launch the season with his exciting and colourful musical souvenir of a holiday in Italy. Venezuelan-born pianist Sergio Tiempo joins them for one of the most popular piano concertos in the repertoire.

Their live show features exotic Chinese instruments, drums and percussion, with costumes by MaoCouture and a stunning light show by Niall Hannell (Gnarls Barkley, Marc Almond).   www.chi2.co.uk/monkey

The concert ends with Sibelius’s powerfully elemental 5th Symphony, the main theme of the finale inspired, so the composer tells us, by the sight of migrating swans.

Fri 18 Sep, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £14, £17, concessions £2 off FRIENDS £3 off, group rates available

Sat 19 Sep, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £17 - £26, subscriptions, concessions group rates available. FRIENDS £3 off

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The Evolution project continues, bringing a host of new and emerging talent to the Darwin Suite stage.   Set in an ‘all-ages’ friendly environment and with professional stage, sound and lighting, these gigs give an opportunity for musicians and audiences alike to experience something very special. We have expanded the project so that there will be two stages – a main stage in the Darwin Suite, and an acoustic stage in the foyer, giving an even fuller evening of music for all.

Derby LIVE

EVOLUTION

Sat 19 Sep, 6.30pm Sat 24 Oct, 6.30pm Sat 21 Nov, 6.30pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite £4 in advance, £5 on the door

Bill Kenwright

Cabaret

“A sassy, sizzling, sensation of a show”

Neil Sean, Sky News

 “Genius”

WILKOMMEN, BIENVENUE, WELCOME… Since its Broadway premiere in 1966 and the famous movie version with Liza Minnelli, Michael York and Joel Grey, Cabaret has won a staggering number of stage and screen awards including 8 Oscars, 7 BAFTAs and 13 Tonys. This “Sensational” Double Olivier Award Winner and Variety Club Awards ‘Best Musical’, which enjoyed a record breaking run in London’s West End, turns Weimar Berlin of 1931 into a sassy, sizzling haven of decadence…

The Independent

Starring world renowned dancer and TV favourite Wayne Sleep, who reprises his role as the notorious Emcee. From the creators of hit musical Chicago, Cabaret features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre including Mein Herr, Maybe This Time and of course Cabaret. Come to the Cabaret – it’s divine decadence darling!


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Bill Kenwright presents

Starring Wayne Sleep as Emcee

Mon 21 – Sat 26 Sep, 7.30pm Wed & Sat Matinee 2.30pm BSL Signed Performance: Thu 24 Sep, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £17.50 - £30 concessions £2 off Mon - Thu only FRIENDS 2 for 1 on Opening Night Group and school rates available

13+

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 “Wonderful” The Express  “Overwhelming” The Evening Standard  “Defining” The Guardian  “Unforgettable” The Telegraph  “A Showstopper” The Daily Mail  “Superb” The Financial Times  “Sensational” The Mail on Sunday  “Stunning” The Sunday Express  “Compelling” The Sunday Telegraph Previous cast photo Contains adult themes and brief moments of nudity


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ADAM HILLS Inflatable

Australia’s triple Perrier nominee returns to the UK with a brand new hour of world class stand up comedy. Uplifitng. Joyous. Inflatable! His unique show has won him rave reviews and a legion of fans worldwide, and his UK television appearances include Mock the Week and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. “If you cannot enjoy Adam Hills, you cannot have a pulse.”  The Scotsman

Sat 26 Sep, 8pm Guildhall Theatre £13

WONDERFUL DAY A Tribute to Doris Day

Celebrate the life and music of Hollywood’s most adorable star! Remember Que Sera Sera, The Deadwood Stage and Sentimental Journey? Reminisce and rediscover with great songs from Calamity Jane, Pillow Talk, Young at Heart, Love Me or Leave Me and The Pyjama Game. Enjoy this stylish musical cabaret tribute to Doris with glitz, glamour, songs, stories, laughter and anecdotes from her life.

Sun 27 Sep, 5pm Guildhall Theatre £12, concessions £10

Good Companions Theatre Company

FOOTLOOSE

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the adjustment to his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the local laws – including a ban on dancing - which are the brainchild of a local preacher With its Oscar-nominated hit score the celebrated film musical now bursts explosively onto the stage. Tickets available from Mick George – 01332 721108 www.goodcomps.com

Wed 30 Sep – Sat 3 Oct, 7.30pm Sat Matinee 2.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £17, £15 (Wed-Fri), Sat £15, £13, group rates available Local Theatre


SARAH JANE MORRIS

Diva Sarah Jane Morris is accompanied by Sting’s guitar maestro, Dominic Miller, as she bares her soul with this brand new collection of life-affirming original songs.

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The former Communards co-lead singer (worldwide hit Don’t Leave Me This Way), takes on the big social and political issues in her life in this highly autobiographical show which she describes as “about many things, from marriage to religion to love to fear.”

Wed 30 Sep, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £14, concessions £12

MILTON JONES

Milton’s Paradise Jones!

Milton’s Paradise Jones is a brand new show by Britain’s funniest Milton. Veteran of seven series for Radio 4, as well as appearing on For One Night Only twice last year with Joan Rivers and Tom Jones, the spiky haired marvel is set to bring you his unique brand of nonsense, as he charges about tickling the provinces this autumn, using only the power of the English language and some hats.   “King of the surreal one-liners.” The Times

  Caution: Contains weak language.

Thu 1 Oct, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £12, concessions £10

Derby LIVE and Surtal Asian Arts

SONG CELESTIAL

Inspired by a beautiful poem from one of the Hindu epics, Baluji brings together bass Sitar, Kora, Violin, Jazz inspired vocals and a leading spoken word artist  to create an award winning composition. Taking inspiration from North India this new music brings together African, South Indian and European traditions to create an outstanding musical experience.

Fri 2 Oct, 8pm Guildhall Theatre £10, concessions £8, FRIENDS & Surtal members £7 FRIENDS

Diwali IN DERBY See page 71 for details

Mon 5 Oct


Theatre Writing Partnership and Derby LIVE

STAN’S CAFE Part of MOMENTUM

THE ULTIMATE WEDDING SHOW

A City Adventure - a theatre writing experience to take your ideas into a new dimension. Calling all would-be theatre writers: no matter what your experience or interest in theatre, this is an important date for your calendar. Join the world renowned Stan’s Cafe and TWP for an unforgettable workshop experience including a morning of guided creative tasks in the city centre and an afternoon of writing and sharing your ideas.

Selected material created during the workshop will be shared at a public platform event on Sat 3 Oct and read by a professional company of actors. This is your chance to discover your potential as a writer in one weekend! Performers, poets, playwrights, prose writers, theatre-makers or anyone in need of a truly stimulating creative experience - book your place now. Numbers are limited to 26 and booking is on a first-come firstserved basis.

Fri 2 Oct, 10am - 4.30pm Sat 3 Oct evening performance for friends & family Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £10, concessions £7 (includes lunch). Performance FREE. For more information contact Kim Miller on 01332 255447 or email kim.miller@derby.gov.uk

Planning a wedding? Then come and join us at The Ultimate Wedding Show at Derby LIVE’s Assembly Rooms. There will be two fashion shows and a wide variety of different exhibitors, displaying everything you could need to create your perfect wedding day. www.derbyweddingshow.co.uk

Sun 4 Oct, 11am – 4pm Assembly Rooms £2.50


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MARTIN TAYLOR Award winning guitarist Martin Taylor has established a unique musical career as an internationally acclaimed musician, and his inimitable style has seen him recognised as the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz guitar playing. During a musical career spanning four decades he has invented and developed a way of playing the guitar that is admired, and often imitated, by guitarists all over the world. He is a master concert performer, dazzling audiences with his solo shows, which combine virtuosity, emotion and humour.

Sun 4 Oct, 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre £15, concessions £13

Best of British Mediumship with

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Reform Theatre

COLIN FRY & TJ HIGGS

HAPPY JACK

This breathtaking duo bring their gift to you for the first time ever.

Following their sell-out 2008 success of Bouncers, Reform Theatre Company is once again unleashing their inimitable comic style to John Godber’s early play, Happy Jack.

Colin’s extraordinary psychic abilities and communication with the two worlds continues to give fascinating and foolproof revelations and indisputable accurate facts from the other-side. TJ’s kind, caring and at times lighthearted approach to mediumship her evidence from the spirit world is mind-blowing. Colin Fry & TJ Higgs is experimental/ investigational. There are no guaranteed or certain results and the show is for the purposes of amusement/entertainment.

Mon 5 Oct, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £19.50

by John Godber

This amusing and moving play weaves a path through a couple’s long life together. Jack and Liz are a funny, bickering, loving couple. In this joyous and celebratory story we follow them from their early courtship through to their retirement. Happy Jack was inspired by John Godber’s beloved grandparents and is a celebration of life and love.

Tue 6 Oct, 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre £10, concessions £8, FRIENDS £7 FRIENDS


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AL MURRAY The Pub Landlord’s

Derby Gilbert & Sullivan Company

Beautiful British Tour

THE GONDOLIERS & THE MIKADO

Following the five star success of his sell-out spring UK tour, including two nights at London’s O2 Arena, - Al Murray The Pub Landlord has extended time at the bar; adding new dates in autumn 2009 across the country.

Derby Gilbert & Sullivan Company, six times winners of the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, present two of the most popular operettas from the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire for their return to Derby Theatre after a period of some six years.

The Guv’nor will once again be hitting the road to raise a glass with you, the beautiful British public, whilst merrily musing over a heady brew of topics; including the global financial crisis, London 2012, and his personal crusade to fix Broken Britain.

Director Andrew Nicklin’s new and innovative production of the shows promises to make this a week to remember for all lovers of G & S.

Don’t miss this last chance to see the Guv’s biggest ever live show. Al Murray is the star of the hit prime-time ITV1 shows Happy Hour; a second Audience with Al Murray The Pub Landlord; and the critically acclaimed Al Murray’s Multiple Personality Disorder. “A national treasure to cherish.” The Daily Telegraph

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THE GONDOLIERS: Wed 7 Oct, 7.30pm & Sat 10 Oct, 2.30pm & 7.30pm THE MIKADO: Thu 8 & Fri 9 Oct, 7.30pm Derby Theatre £15, concessions £13, group rates available. Local Theatre

“The way he integrates the crowd into the show is awe-inspiring.” The Times Limited seats available

Wed 7 Oct, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £25

On Wed 7 Oct, The Gondoliers will be the first performance to take place in the newly renamed Derby Theatre. We hope we’ll see you at the theatre over the coming months pop in any time and visit the cafe or ask the friendly Box Office team about special offers and recommendations. A warm welcome awaits you.


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ST PETERSBURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Conductor Soloist

Vladimir Altschuler Barry Douglas (piano)

MUSSORGSKY TCHAIKOVSKY TCHAIKOVSKY

Prelude and Persian Dance (Khovanshchina) Piano Concerto No.1 Symphony No.1 (Winter Daydreams)

A popular favourite and a much less familiar work by Tchaikovsky. Barry Douglas is renowned for his performances of Russian music and has made a particular study of Russian culture in general. Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony is a fresh and charming work from early in his career. The concert begins with two orchestral pieces from Mussorgsky’s opera Khovanshchina – the atmospheric Prelude, depicting dawn over the Moskva River, and the exotic Persian Dance.

Thu 8 Oct, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £17 - £26, subscriptions, concessions, group rates available. FRIENDS £3 off FRIENDS

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Cottongrass Theatre Company

THE UNKNOWN LAND by Caroline Small

The year is 1844. A man answers a newspaper advertisement inviting him to join a ship bound for arctic waters, to explore the unknown wastes north of Greenland. What had he hoped to find? What drives him relentlessly on like Davis and Baffin before him? Was there something in his past life that compelled him to travel to this inhospitable place? Or was it simply that he desired something - the fulfilment of some deep, unarticulated dream. His experiences on the voyage, the loneliness, the strength-sapping treks across the ice and the merciless cold, change him forever. As his story unfolds the certainties of his early life are stripped away. In extremis we see what really drives him as he comes face to face with death. Featuring performances from Cottongrass Theatre’s David Frederickson, and Ashbourne based folk singer and concertina player, Keith Kendrick who is also appearing at Derby Traditional Music & Arts Festival.

Thu 8 Oct, 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre £10, concessions £8. FRIENDS £7

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DERBY TRADITIONAL MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

Eliza Carthy Band • Edward II • The Poozies • John Tams & Barry Coope Martin Simpson • Coope Boyes & Simpson • Bob Fox & Billy Mitchell • Steve Tilston Bella Hardy • Mawkin:Causley • Les Barker • Demon Barber Roadshow • Rory McLeod Michael Marra • Isambarde • Martyn Harvey • Derbyshire Volunteers • The Old Fashioned Lucy Ward • Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham • Ian Carter • David Gibb Now in its third year, the Festival goes from strength to strength and showcases the best in folk and traditional music and dance. Festival favourites and emerging talent share the spotlight throughout the weekend, and this fantastic family-friendly event features concerts, dances and workshops, plus children’s events, dance displays, sessions and a Craft Fair throughout the Assembly Rooms and Guildhall Theatre.  For up to date information, enquiries and more details, please call PR Promotions on 01773 853428 or visit www.prpromotions.org.uk Look out for more events over the weekend at www.derbyquad.co.uk

Full Price Friday Saturday Sat Eve Sunday W/E

Adult £16 £26 £22 £15 £52

Student £8 £14 £12 £8 £26

Child £5 £5 £5 £5 £10

Family £37 £57 £49 £35 £114

Children: 5-15 years old Student: Valid NUS Card Holders Family: 2 Adults and 2 Children Indoor Camping - £7 per night, booking essential. Please book when ordering your ticket.

Fri 9 - Sat 10 - Sun 11 Oct Assembly Rooms & Guildhall Theatre


P30 P31 Bill Kenwright by special arrangement with Agatha Christie Ltd WORLD PREMIERE

MURDER ON AIR

The critically acclaimed Agatha Christie Theatre Company has had huge success with its star-studded productions of The Hollow, The Unexpected Guest, And Then There Were None and this year’s triumph, Spider’s Web. The Agatha Christie Theatre Company now presents three gripping radio thrillers from the Queen of Crime, read in an authentic studio setting with live sound effects, in the style of their original BBC broadcasts.

Mon 12 – Wed 14 Oct, 7.30pm Matinee Wed 14 Oct, 2.30pm Derby Theatre Tickets from £8. See page 68 for details LIVE saver

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Joining each performance will be two special guest stars accompanied by a full supporting company of players. This year’s guests include Roy Marsden (TV’s P.D. James and Airline, The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Julius Ceaser, and films such as The New Avengers and Vanity Fair) and Susan Penhaligon (Emmerdale, Dr Who, Count Dracula, The Taming of the Shrew). So sit back and enjoy the thrilling nostalgia of 1930’s BBC radio drama, live on stage for the first time.


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Nottingham Playhouse

PIECES

Unity Through Comedy

Have you ever wondered why the state of your hair is the root to your struggle? Well, Pickiesha can tell you all about it. Then there’s old Brudda Brown who believes that twist is a dance, not a hairstyle. Michellay who knows the state of the bling economy, can’t-get-no-gyal D’White, weeds-of-wisdom-smoking Roger Dank & many more characters are coming to tickle your ribs to Pieces. 

MUGENKYO TAIKO

This award-winning comedy sketch show brings you a host of characters from across the East Midlands. Pieces of music, comedy, physical comedy, just pure comedy and a belly full of laughs.

Thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums interweave with layers of percussive soundscapes and delicate bamboo flute in a spellbinding display of precise choreography and sheer athleticism. Mugenkyo have a gritty passionate style that is uniquely their own, retaining the traditional spirit of taiko yet creating a contemporary sound and a modern stage show that has captivated audiences everywhere.

If you are a comedy writerperformer living in Derbyshire of African or Caribbean heritage, and you want to have the opportunity to perform your sketch as part of the production, then please contact Bob Rushton at Derby LIVE on 01332 255529 or email bob.rushton@derby.gov.uk

ALUN COCHRANE ...is a daydreamer (at night!)

A spectacular concert of heartpounding excitement, and an unmissable opportunity to see this innovative and visually stunning group as they celebrate their 15 year anniversary.

Observational comedy, droll storytelling and fantasy all collide to create very funny sort-of-jokes amusingly articulated by arguably the best comedian you’ve never heard of, Alun Cochrane. Unless you have heard him, in which case you are probably a member of the growing gang of people for whom Alun Cochrane is ‘that comedian that’s very funny, often about weird stuff that other people don’t really talk about.’ As seen on BBC 2’s Never Mind the Buzzcocks, BBC 1’s Have I Got News For You and Mock The Week, Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Radio 4’s Just A Minute.

“Just when you think it could not get any more powerful, it doubles in intensity. This show is not one to be missed.” Edinburgh Evening News

“One of the best you’ll see this year... deserves to be a huge star.”  The Mirror

Contains adult themes.

www.taiko.co.uk

www.aluncochrane.com

Fri 16 Oct, 8pm Derby Theatre £10, concessions £8

Tue 13 Oct, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £17, concessions £12

Tue 13 Oct, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £12, concessions £10


ARGH!...

LIFE AS A COMIC BOOK CREATOR

P32 Tim Quinn was born in 53, the same P33 year Beryl the Peril first appeared in The Topper. Coincidence? We think not! After working on BBC TV’s Good Old Days writing scripts for top comedians it was a small jump into the world of comic books where he spent thirty years as scriptwriter, illustrator and editor on such noted titles as The Beano, The Dandy, The Topper, Buster, Whoopee!, Bunty, Jackie, Dr Who Magazine, and Whizzer & Chips before heading Stateside to work for Marvel Comics Group on Spider-Man, X-Men and the Incredible Hulk.

Thu 15 Oct, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £9, under 16s £6

ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN

The spirit of the legendary Freddie Mercury is alive and well and performing as Gary Mullen. Gary won ITV’s Stars In Their Eyes Grand Final in 2000 as Freddie Mercury, and his life changed forever. Together with his band, The Works, they have visited virtually every theatre and concert hall in the UK, Europe and New Zealand. One Night of Queen brings you all of Queens’s greatest classics including We Are The Champions, Somebody To Love, and Bohemian Rhapsody together with fantastic staging, sound and lights. This show will rock you!

Fri 16 Oct, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £18.50, concessions £16.50. FRIENDS £3 off FRIENDS

Derby Jazz

OUTHOUSE RUHABI

Formed in The Gambia at the end of 2007, Outhouse Ruhabi is an exciting new ensemble that mixes the West African sound of the Sabar drum with contemporary jazz, creating explosive performances full of raw hypnotic grooves, free-flowing melodies and unstoppable energy. They are the result of a collaborative project between London’s Loop Collective group, Outhouse, and five traditional Wolof drummers. www.myspace.com/outhouseloop

Fri 16 Oct, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £12, concessions £10 under 19s FREE with a paying adult


Derby LIVE SHINING CITY By Conor McPherson


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A recently-bereaved widower seeks help when he begins seeing the terrifying image of his wife’s spirit. His gripping and moving story, exploring his inner demons and the guilt and anguish he feels over the death of his wife, forces his therapist, a former priest, to confront some personal ghosts of his own.

Having previously played to sell-out audiences in London, Dublin and on Broadway, McPherson’s riveting and shocking ghost story will have you gripped to your seat, right up to the chilling twist at its finale. Derby LIVE is proud to welcome back to our city Robin Herford, one of the country’s finest and most distinguished directors.

What begins as just an unusual encounter becomes a struggle between the living and the dead, the past and the present, as both men search for absolution, acceptance of themselves and the hope of a fresh start. It is a struggle that will define both men for the rest of their lives.

“As close to perfect as contemporary playwriting gets.” The New Yorker

Conor McPherson is one of the world’s best contemporary playwrights and in this haunting and powerful ghost story, he explores what it means to lose faith in God, in relationships and in one’s self.

Thu 15 - Sat 31 Oct See diary page 80 for performance times Guildhall Theatre Tickets from £8. See page 68 for details.

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“As the title suggests, this is a play that shines.” The Telegraph

Director: Robin Herford Designer: Michael Holt Lighting designer: Alexandra Stafford

BSL Signed Performance Thu 22 Oct, 7.30pm Audio Described Performance Wed 28 Oct, 7.30pm FREE Post-Show Discussion Thu 29 Oct Education Day Thu 22 Oct, 10am - £13 per day Twilight Workshops available on request. See p71 FREE Pre-Show Ghost Walk Mon 26 - Sat 31 Oct, 6.45pm. Booking essential.


LIZA GODDARD

CHRISTOPHER CAZENOVE

JACK ELLIS

SOPHIE WARD

“A comedy hit full of laughter and wit.” The Advertiser


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Bill Kenwright

The Grass Is Greener

When an impoverished English Earl opens his stately home to the public, he risks more than the loss of his privacy, as his wife falls madly in love with an irresistible American millionaire. In a desperate attempt to save his marriage, the Earl decides to host a house party, enlisting the help of an old flame, with dangerous and hilarious consequences! Throw in a wily old butler, and you have one of the funniest, classic feel-good comedies of the era.

“A sure fire hit!” The Gazette

Heading the cast is Liza Goddard (Bergerac, Take Three Women, Yes, Honestly, Take Three Girls, The Brothers, Dr Who, Midsomer Murders). Liza is joined by Christopher Cazenove (The Regiment, The Duchess of Duke Street, Dynasty, Judge John Deed). Jack Ellis (Bad Girls and Coronation Street) and Sophie Ward (Holby City and Heartbeat) complete the all-star cast. “Hilarious and uplifting, a total joy.” Evening News

Written by one of Britain’s favourite playwriting teams of the Sixties, Hugh and Margaret Williams, The Grass Is Greener proved to be a huge hit in London’s West End and went on to be adapted into an award-winning movie starring Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons.

Mon 19 – Sat 24 Oct, 7.30pm Matinee Wed 21 & Sat 24 Oct , 2.30pm BSL Signed Performance Thu 22 Oct 7.30pm Derby Theatre Tickets from £8. See page 68 for details LIVE saver

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“A hysterical battle of the sexes... Theatre goers will be enthralled.” The Royal Borough Observer


CARA DILLON Rumpus Theatre Company Edgar Allen Poe’s

One of the Folk world’s most beautiful voices makes a much anticipated appearance at the Darwin Suite. Now something of a folk-legend, Cara’s exquisite, crystalline vocals have been winning her acclaim ever since she won the All Ireland Singing Trophy at the age of 14. The angelic quality of her voice has drawn comparisons to Eva Cassidy and, infused with a modern sensibility, ancient songs are artfully supported by understated arrangements. A shower of accolades followed Cara’s album Sweet Liberty (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Big Buzz, Hot Press Awards) and it swiftly placed her firmly amongst the leading lights of the new generation of young traditional artists emerging onto the mainstream. Now with the release of her new record, Hill of Thieves, Cara has a significantly more acoustic sound than previous albums and also sees her returning to her roots with an outstanding collection of traditional songs.

THE HORRIFIC CASE OF MR VALDEMAR A new play by Richard Layton

A new play by Richard Layton. A stage hypnotist is intrigued to know whether the effects of his art can be experienced beyond the grave. When he meets Mr Valdemar, a man with only a short while to live, he imagines he’s found the perfect guinea pig...but when sex and money intervene, the results are predictably...and deliciously...horrific! The Horrific Case of Mr Valdemar is a macabre, mesmerizing tale of sex, money, death...and hypnotism...from the master of the modern horror story.

www.caradillon.co.uk

Take a trip with us... beyond the grave!

Wed 21 Oct, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £16.50

Thu 22 Oct, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £10, concessions £8, FRIENDS £7 FRIENDS


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THE HAMSTERS

MAGIC OF MOTOWN

The guitar, bass and drums trio, The Hamsters, have long been established as our premier Blues-Rock attraction, having performed over 4,000 concerts in 22 years. Although usually mainly playing their own brand of rootsy Rock, Blues and Americana, they’re also widely regarded as the UK’s leading interpreters of the music of Jimi Hendrix and ZZ Top. Tonight they will perform a long set of Jimi Hendrix and ZZ Top music, plus a set of Hamsters’ songs to open!

Live on stage the music of The Temptations, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, The Isley Brothers and many others.

play Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top and The Hamsters!

The band’s guitarist/singer, Slim, had a recent interview in Guitarist Magazine and the lads have just released a new 3-hour double live DVD, titled Curse of the Killer Hamsters! “They’re fabulous: one of Britain’s very best live bands.” Bob Harris, Radio 2 “Nobody does the music of Jimi Hendrix and ZZ Top better (except the real ZZ Top).” The Times

www.thehamsters.co.uk

Fri 23 Oct, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £11, concessions £9

Reach Out - 50th Anniversary Tour – Direct from the USA

Catch the best live Motown concert show to boast; an incredible cast, dazzling costume changes, superb choreography and a Queen’s Awardnominated score. Celebrating 50 years since Berry Gordy Jnr created the Tamla record label, this fabulous production leaves all other Motown shows standing in its shadow. www.easytheatres.com

Sat 24 Oct, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £20, concessions £19, FRIENDS £17 FRIENDS

EVOLUTION...

Don’t forget Evolution on

Sat 24 Oct, 6.30pm


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JOE PASQUALE

Question? Why should you go and see Joe Pasquale? Well don’t go see him because you think he’s funny or your partner likes him. Don’t see him because he set up a helpline for battered cod or you like the cut of his jib, cos that’s healed up now. See him cos he has a lot of overheads and his tortoise needs the money to open a Velociraptor farm. Please help Joe’s tortoise fulfil his dream, your support is welcome! Suitable for all ages & species.

Sun 25 Oct, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £17.50

DNA Terry Jones’

FAIRY TALES

DNA are proud to present Terry Jones’ Fairy Tales with an exciting mix of puppets, storytelling, percussion and DNA’s trademark blend of live performance and audience participation. Thurtinkle is a wise old gnome with a big nose, a big heart and a big appetite for stories! He has travelled all over the world and through time and space sniffing out the best tales of them all. Find out why Thurtinkle loves his beautiful big nose in The Big Noses, try to help Katy make her mind up in Katy Make-Sure, laugh at the crazy antics of the two greedy robbers in The Glass Cupboard and find out what happens when you’re never satisfied in The Corn Dolly. With his witty, low-key style, author Terry Jones addresses important themes for children such as inclusion and diversity, environmentalism, self-esteem and consumerism. DNA Puppetry and Visual Theatre Company is a team of highly talented producers of creative learning for children. With creative visual theatre through puppetry at the heart of all their work, this international touring performance company has been promoting creative play and learning since 1994.

Sun 25 Oct, 11am & 2pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £7, under 16s £5, FAMILY CARD £6, under 16s FAMILY CARD £4


The Grumpies Fight Back - Yes they’re back and they’re grumpier than ever!

GRUMPY OLD WOMEN LIVE 2 Chin Up Britain

A brand spanking new show from three of Britain’s Top Grumps, including; Jenny ‘the spleen burster’ Eclair- the original grump and star of many grumpy shows including the West End run and the tour of Australia. Wendi ‘mad dog’ Peters the all singing, all dancing ex Corrie grrrrrrrrump; and finally the Queen

THE SENSATIONAL 60’s EXPERIENCE

P40 of Soap, Stage and taking P41 things back to Marks and Spencers, Ms Susie ‘the huffer’ Blake, (looks like a normal middle aged woman - but scarier). Plus vital tips on getting through these gloomy days the Grumpy way!

www.grumpyoldwomenlive.com

Wed 28 Oct, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £20

Big Window Theatre

MORE STORY PLEASE

Experience a night true to the era with three of the most popular bands of the 60s starring together for the first time in 20 years. The Tremeloes, The Marmalade and The Dreamers.

A play for very young children and their families, that entertains with music and storytelling.

This quintessential 60s line-up is packed with nostalgia and hits such as, Silence is Golden, Twist and Shout, Do You Love Me? Even The Bad Times Are Good, Loving Things, Ob La Di Ob La Da, If You Make A Fool Of Somebody, I Love You Baby.

Abi WON’T go to sleep, she wants... “MORE STORY PLEASE?” but no one is taking any notice. When she finally gets Mum and Dad’s attention, they invent a story together which takes them on an exciting adventure to THE BEACH. They travel by bus, train and even by space rocket and have a wonderful time. They build sandcastles, play in the sea and eat ice cream, together.

Thu 29 Oct, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £21.50, concessions £19.50

Thu 29 Oct, 12 noon & 2pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £4, FAMILY CARD £3


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Derby LIVE WORLD PREMIERE

The Pros, The Cons and a Screw by Tim Elgood

A comedy with Rock! When celebrated, controversial singer/songwriter, Kieran O’Connell is imprisoned for perjury he rapidly discovers that fame does nobody any favours on the inside. Disregard for the rules of prison, both written and unwritten, soon puts him further at odds with the authorities and inmates alike. His one salvation may be the Education Unit where his presence is begrudgingly sought as a means to make claim to a prison rock group. But will music prove to be the food of love – or feed jealousy and resentment? With a fantastic soundtrack, featuring iconic songs by The Beatles, Bob Marley, The Who, The Pretenders, Bruce Springsteen, Graham Parker, Alice Cooper, Snow Patrol and The Stereophonics. Do not miss this World Premiere, written by local writer Tim Elgood and which won the BAFTA sponsored TAPS Writer of the Year Award (Drama) 2001. Don’t stay inside, take a trip out and visit us, ‘on the inside’ at Derby Theatre – you won’t be disappointed. Contains strong language.

Director: Steven Dexter Set designer: Francis O’Connor Costume designer: Tim Heywood Musical director: Elliot Davis Lighting designer: Chris Ellis

Thu 29 Oct - Sat 21 Nov See diary page 80 for performance times Derby Theatre Tickets from £8. See page 68 for details BSL Signed Performances Sat 7 Nov, 2.30pm & Thu 19 Nov, 7.30pm Audio Described Performance Wed 18 Nov, 7.30pm FREE Post-Show Discussion Thu 19 Nov Twilight Workshops available on request. See p71 FRIENDS

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Jake & Elwood

SID KIPPER

The Best Blues Brothers Show In The World... EVER!!!

Folk World’s comic genius

Silver Darlings - celebrating 25 years on the road. The folk world’s comic genius and Norfolk’s redoubtable folk hero, Sid Kipper, is on the march again celebrating 25 years as a “mego-star”. Sid is a live performer of the highest quality. His rich mix of hilarious stories and surreal songs entertain and delight audiences until they are willing to eat out of his hand (which he always washes beforehand). Sid is not just a stand-up comedian, storyteller, or singer. Maybe he’s a “phenomenon” or a force of nature, perhaps. Don’t come if you don’t like laughing. “A distinctive mixture of stand-up comedy, stories, and quirky songs.” The Stage

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Fri 30 Oct, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £12.50, concessions £11.50

Jake & Elwood invite you to spend an evening in Chicago to witness masters at work, as they explode on stage for their world-class musical extravaganza.   With their fantastic stage set, unparalleled soul, rhythm and blues Black Rhino Band and powerhouse performances from Jake & Elwood, you will be dancing in the aisles within minutes and left with little doubt as to why this is hailed as ‘...The Best Blues Brothers Show In The World... EVER!!!’ Featuring a feast of the world-renowned classics including Everybody Needs Somebody, Gimme Some Lovin’, Sweet Home Chicago and so many more.   Jake & Elwood prove what happens when talent, energy and great music collide.

Sat 31 Oct, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £21.50, £19.50, concessions £20, £18, group rates available

Derby LIVE and RAM FM’s

Bonfire and Fireworks Display

Come along to Derby’s biggest and best fireworks display. With RAM FM roadshow, funfair and hot food stalls. Car parking at the University of Derby, Kedleston Road, £5

Sun 1 Nov, from 5.45pm Fireworks at 6pm Markeaton Park FREE


Sing-a-long-a

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

P44 From the producers of the smash hit SingP45 a-long-a Sound of Music. The campest cult classic of all time gets the Sing-a-long-a treatment it’s been screaming for! Featuring the film, starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Meatloaf and Richard O’Brien, it’s the most outrageous, riotous, kitsch, wonderful romp ever. If you’ve done The Time Warp before, you’ll never have done it quite like this! Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended!

www.singalonga.net

Sun 1 Nov, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £14.50, concessions £13

NODS Theatre Company

This delightful dramatisation of Laurie Lee’s boyhood memories is as fresh and as full of the joys of youth as the original.

by Nick Darke

Loll’s spirited escapades, the warmth and humour he finds in his family and the rich variety of characters in his Cotswold village are all brought vividly to life.

CIDER WITH ROSIE

www.the-nods-theatre-company.com

Wed 4 – Sat 7 Nov, 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre £7.50, concessions £6.50 Local Theatre

ILLEGAL EAGLES

Direct from California & New York, The Illegal Eagles hit the UK as part of their massive 2009 world tour. A full evening show featuring all the classic Eagles songs delivered in full Eagles sound and vision. If you missed The Eagles recent stadium tour dates – don’t worry it’s all here in ‘the fast lane!’ Hotel California, New York Minute, Life in the Fast Lane, Tequila Sunrise, One of those Nights, Lyin’ Eyes, New Kid in Town, Take it to the Limit, The Long Run, Heartache Tonight... and more.

Wed 4 Nov, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £20, concessions £18, FRIENDS £3 off FRIENDS


Following on from the highly acclaimed co-production of Wasteland, Derby LIVE and New Perspectives Theatre Company join forces once again to present Brian Friel’s Faith Healer.

Derby LIVE and New Perspectives

FAITH HEALER by Brian Friel

‘Faith healer – faith healing - occasionally it worked - and when it did, when I stood before a man and placed my hands on him and watched him become whole in my presence, those were nights of exultation, of consummation.’ Frank Hardy, Faith Healer, on tour for twenty years, visiting villages and market towns the length and breadth of the land, accompanied by his longsuffering wife, Grace, and his smooth-talking manager, Teddy – administering help to the sick, and sometimes working miracles. But Frank’s not sure of his gift, and Grace and Teddy have their own views on whether he has a gift at all.

Thu 5 – Sat 7 Nov, 7.30pm Matinee Sat 7 Nov, 2.30pm BSL Signed Performance Sat 7 Nov 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £13, concessions £9, Matinee all tickets £9

As his characters’ stories unfold, Friel weaves their conflicting versions of the healer’s performance and the terrible event that binds them into an evening of powerful, atmospheric storytelling. A mesmerising meditation on art, language and memory by the award-winning writer of Translations and Dancing at Lughnasa.


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PAUL CARRACK

PAM ANN UK Layover

Tired of endless queues at checkin, rude security and your best Louis Vuitton bag going astray? Then prepare for a truly first class service as Pam Ann lands for a UK Layover. Following her hugely successful Terror At 41,000 Feet national UK tour Pam Ann has gone on to perform sell-out nights at the Hammersmith Apollo, sold out tours of Europe and Canada and her first very own TV series in Australia. Pam Ann Airlines pride themselves on never making the same mistake more than three times, so you’re definitely in good hands. It’s advisable to book early unless you want to be up the rear... www.pamann-live.com

Fri 6 Nov, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £17.50

After a highly successful summer as special guest for The Eagles at arenas across the UK and Europe, legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics is back on tour in the autumn to promote his acclaimed new album I Know That Name. The album has received heavy airplay on BBC Radio 2 and the single I Don’t Want to Hear Any More featuring Don Henley and fellow Eagle Timothy B. Schmit, on backing vocals, has been recorded and released as a single by The Eagles too. With a back catalogue of hits including How Long, Tempted and The Living Years, Paul’s marvellously soulful voice is known to millions around the world; he is undoubtedly a key figure in Britsh pop history. And as his devoted fans know all too well, a Paul Carrack show is always something very special.

DOMINIC KIRWAN Dominic Kirwan is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s most dynamic and versatile performers. A true Irish star, with the looks and the voice to match, he enthrals audiences with his fast-moving and spectacular show. Performing songs from his top selling chart album A Little Bit More, together with many classic favourites, this is a show not to be missed.

“Paul Carrack is a gifted oneman-band in the mould of Paul McCartney.” The Independent

Dominic’s tremendous popularity and appeal continues to extend to all age groups making him one of today’s most widely appreciated and respected artists.

Sat 7 Nov, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £26.50

Sun 8 Nov, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £17.50, concessions £15.50


STEPHEN K AMOS The Feelgood Factor

Welcome to Stephen K Amos’ third solo stand-up comedy tour of the UK. He’s back with a brand new show that is full to bursting with more fun, warmth, bonhomie and love than ever before. Forget the credit crunch and welcome to The Feelgood Factor! “Radiates charm and exudes joy... a truly uplifting performer.” Time Out “Born to entertain.” The Guardian

Mon 9 Nov, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £16.50

Nottingham Playhouse and Krazy Kat

A TEMPEST Adapted by Nick Wood

Prospero rules his island by the use of his magic arts. When he realises that his old enemies are close by in a ship, he uses his powers to raise a tempest to try to destroy them. The shipwrecked company survives on the island, and Ferdinand, the King’s son, falls in love with Prospero’s daughter Miranda. Before they can marry, Ferdinand must succeed in meeting Prospero’s tests… With fully integrated British Sign Language.

Tue 10 Nov, 10.15am, 1.15pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £7.50, concessions £5.50 school and group rates available

Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company

TITUS ANDRONICUS

With three sons murdered, a daughter raped and mutilated, the stage is set for Shakespeare’s first and most brutal tragedy. Titus Andronicus inhabits a world where horrific actions are accompanied by ravishing poetry. This intense study in revenge, grief and mental anguish is receiving its Derby premiere. www.derbyshakespeare.org.uk

Tue 10 – Sat 14 Nov, 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre £9, concessions £7, school rates available Local Theatre


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POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Conductor Soloist

Jacek Kaspszyk Priya Mitchell (violin)

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PANUFNIK Nocturne BRUCH Violin Concerto No.1 Op.35 BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7 Bruch’s Violin Concerto no 1 is by far his most popular work, as the composer himself reluctantly conceded. It is played by one of the finest British violinists of her generation.

Wed 11 Nov, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £17 - £26, FRIENDS £3 off. Subscriptions, concessions and group rates available FRIENDS

STEWART FRANCIS

Tour De Francis

Great Comedians Come in Cycles! As seen on Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and 8 Out of 10 Cats. An internationally acclaimed stand-up comedian, accomplished actor and writer, Stewart Francis is one multi-talented performer. “A brilliant comic brain... this stand-up cracks some of the best one liners I’ve ever heard.” The Guardian “The human memory just can’t cope with such an onslaught of superlative comedy.” Chortle

Wed 11 Nov, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £12, concessions £10

SALSA CELTICA

With a line-up that combines Scottish and Irish traditional music with Latin American salsa, they have played all over the world and in the last ten years been a hit at major Celtic, jazz, world music and salsa festivals. Their albums have topped salsa charts, the band has been nominated for folk music awards and even appeared as themselves in a feature film. A stunning combination of virtuosity and energy make them one of the most exciting groups on the world music circuit today.

Thu 12 Nov, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £15, concessions £13


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KEVIN ‘BLOODY’ WILSON Dilligaf Café World Tour

Billed as ‘The Australian Chubby Brown’. Things you didn’t know about Kevin ‘Bloody’ Wilson

Derby Jazz

JTQ

• Kev has sold in excess of 3.2 million albums worldwide • Regarded by Billy Connolly as the “world’s funniest Australian” • Kev’s ‘serious’ song writing earned him two number one country hits in 2008 (don’t expect to hear either of these in this show!) •

Kev has been acknowledged as the world’s first internet superstar by leapfrogging traditional radio and TV exposure instead embracing the internet by virtue of:

www.kevinbloodywilson.com www.kevheads.com www.myspace.com/kevinbloodywilson www.facebook.com/kevinbloodywilson

With over 20 years of classic albums behind them, JTQ remain an explosive force on the live music scene, led by James Taylor’s trademark overdriven Hammond sound. An amazing jazz-funk band, James Hammond has appeared on albums from a wide range of artists including Tom Jones, Manic Street Preachers, The Wonderstuff and U2! Their live shows feature their own compositions and fabulously funky covers of jazz classics. www.jtq.co.uk

Featuring the outrageous Jenny Talia from Australia.

www.myspace.com/jamestaylorquartet

Fri 13 Nov, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £18.50, £20, concessions £2 off

Fri 13 Nov, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £12, concessions £10 under 19s FREE with paying adult


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Michael Morpurgo with Coope Boyes & Simpson

BEYOND THE BARRICADE AT CHRISTMAS

PRIVATE PEACEFUL

Brand New 2009 Production

Following the switch on of Derby’s Christmas Lights this year, back by popular demand the most successful and popular touring show of its kind returns to the Assembly Rooms with a Brand New 2009 Production.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON

Derby’s annual Christmas lights switch-on with the winner of RAM FM and Derby LIVE’s Fame Factor and other panto stars. Hosted by RAM FM’s Dino and Pete.

Sat 14 Nov, from 4pm onwards Market Place, Derby FREE

This cast of past principal performers from Les Miserables bring you all the great songs and moments of the West End and Broadway musicals, including some traditional and classic Christmas favourites to celebrate this magical time of year, climaxing with a selection of songs from Les Miserables. Come along and get into the Christmas spirit! ‘’A Musical Masterclass!’’ The Daily Mirror

www.beyondthebarricade.com

Sat 14 Nov, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £19, £16, concessions £2 off

Best selling author and Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo joins outstanding English acappella trio, Coope Boyes & Simpson, for a rare performance of Private Peaceful: The Concert. Based on Michael Morpurgo’s award winning book.   An innovative and atmospheric production, combining Morpurgo’s inspired narration, with songs written and arranged by CBS, as the story of Tommo Peaceful moves between humour and tragedy from childhood in a Devon village to the trenches in the First War.  

“Morpurgo’s passionate story-telling with music, both powerful and poignant, produced a memorable performance enjoyed by a full house of adults and children alike.” The Morning Star

www.prpromotions.org.uk www.michaelmorpurgo.org www.coopeboyesandsimpson.co.uk

Sun 15 Nov, 6pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £12, under 16s £8


SEAN HUGHES

What I meant to say was...

The youngest comic ever to win the Perrier award, for his Edinburgh Fringe debut in 1990, Sean Hughes is back with a brand new show. The star of The Last Detective, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Sean’s Show whose dark, explosive style and quick-fire audience banter made him a household name, is back in Derby with a must see show. “Hugely impressive and intelligent.” Time Out

Alfie Hitchcock

Sun 15 Nov, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £15

FOURBLOKES Theatre

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

With three NODA Best Play awards in four years a FOURBLOKES production is a theatrical event not to be missed! Their latest blockbuster, A Streetcar Named Desire, gives audiences a rare chance to find out why this old streetcar still possesses such rolls-royce eminence after more than sixty years. www.fourblokes.com

Tue 17 – Fri 20 Nov , 7.30pm Wed Matinee 2pm Guildhall Theatre £10, Matinee £7.50 Local Theatre

THAT’LL BE THE DAY Brand new 2009 Christmas show

Prepare for a party this Christmas as the legendary That’ll Be The Day, the UK’s most successful touring Rock ‘n’ Roll production returns with a brand new 2009 Christmas show. Trevor, Gary and the gang celebrate the festive season by bringing back the good times with a combination of their unique comedy routines mixed with all the best non-stop Christmas hits to produce a show with a real feel-good party atmosphere! www.thatllbetheday.com

Thu 19 Nov, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £19, £20.50, group rates available


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FOLK IN THE CITY

CIRCUS OF HORRORS Day of the Dead

Following on from the huge success of The Asylum, The Circus of Horrors has had a major revamp and is back rocking and shocking with a brand new show, The Day of the Dead (Día de los Muerto - A Mexican X-Travaganza). Set in Mexico during the early 1900s, the cast of chaos mongers transport the body of their doyen, Dr Haze, to a remote area of Mexico. Unbeknown to them they settled in a former burial ground of Aztec Warriors. There they join the local inhabitants Day of the Dead rituals to try and revive their esteemed leader. All of course with disastrous consequences! Set against the backdrop of an old ruined Aztec Temple, Witch-doctors, Voodoo Acrobats, Pickled People, Bendy Bodies, Demon Dwarfs, and flying chained Vampires erupting from tanks of blood to perform their amazing blood curdling stunts - this is set to be a day that the dead will remember!

A fantastic night of folk music featuring:   Show of Hands – England’s No 1 Acoustic Roots Duo and amazing multi-instrumentalists - Phil Beer & Steve Knightley, accompanied by Miranda Sykes – double bass/ vocals – make a welcome return to Derby as part of their County Town Tour. Voted “Best Live Act” BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.   Karine Polwart Trio – Highly acclaimed Scots Singer Songwriter. One of the best voices from over the Border! “A passionate, perceptive songwriter...’ Uncut Magazine

“The greatest Circus of Horrors show to date... totally unbelievable.” Scott Mills, Radio 1

Twice winner of “Best Original Song” at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.   Flossie Malavialle – French Singer with an eclectic mix of songs from Piaf and Brel to Allan Taylor and Kris Kristofferson.  

www.circusofhorrors.co.uk

www.prpromotions.org.uk

Wed 18 Nov, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £10 - £22, concessions £12 - £20

Sat 21 Nov, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £17.50, concessions £16.50, under 16s £8


RUSSELL KANE

THE UNTHANKS

Human Dressage

Fresh from his sell-out 2009 tour Gaping Flaws and one month residency at the prestigious Melbourne comedy festival, Russell returns with his highly anticipated new show. Preening, posing, prancing. Why do we? How do we? Join the double if.comedy nominee and star of Live at the Apollo for an evening of fast-paced, tubthumping merriment. “The kind of gags that make you snort beer out of your nose.” Metro

www.myspace.com/russell_kane

The autumn of 2009 represents an exciting and adventurous time for the Mercury nominated Geordie band formerly known as Rachel Unthank & The Winterset. Having established themselves as the most innovative and critically acclaimed English folk band in modern history, with admirers as diverse as members of Radiohead, Portishead, Robert Wyatt, Ben Folds, Nic Jones, Ewan McGregor and Nick Hornby, The Unthanks are ready to risk it all with another audacious step sideways. While the abbreviated name reflects the long-established reality that the band is co-fronted by Rachel Unthank’s sister Becky Unthank, the real development sees an extended line-up that includes string quartet, brass, percussion, tuned percussion, bass, piano and violin. Known for their timeless, unsentimental and quietly subversive tales of loss, fear, booze, brawels, abuse and sorrow, new album Here’s The Tender Coming, is a calmer, melancholic, warmer colour of sad than the intense bleakness of its predecessor; The Bairns - nominated for the Uncut Music Prize and Mercury Music Prize as one of the top ten British albums of the year. Forging links between folk worlds old, new and other, The Unthanks are the inheritors, curators and distorters of Tyneside’s traditions. www.the-unthanks.com www.myspace.com/rachelunthank

Sun 22 Nov, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £12, concessions £10

Tue 24 Nov, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £16


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MICA PARIS The UK’s Soul Queen is back to her first passion: music!  A singing sensation as well as a TV and Radio presenter and actress, Mica is coming to Derby with a concert featuring her highly acclaimed band, playing a mix of her old and new songs as well as some well known covers.   Musically, she has collaborated with artists such as Prince, Natalie Cole and Anita Baker, and this year released her first studio album in ten years – Born Again.   Her TV appearances include BBC’s What Not To Wear and Gok Wan’s hit show, Miss Naked Beauty, and she is equally at home performing Christmas songs with Lesley Garrett on BBC1 or reporting on The Night of The Oscars from Los Angeles!

Tue 24 Nov, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £19, concessions £17

PAUL WELLER

Belper Players

DRACULA SPECTACULA

Paul Weller is set to end 2009 with another set of blistering tour dates. Playing 14 dates across the UK, Paul will be visiting towns and cities that he has not yet played this year.

Belper Players are delighted to be bringing Dracula Spectacula to the Guildhall just in time for the festive season. This fun-packed family show will have audiences old and young chuckling throughout .

After the huge success of a number 1 album, 22 Dreams, A Brit Award for Best British Male Artist, Mojo award for Best Album, plus sell-out tours and festivals everywhere, these dates are not to be missed!

Meet the vulnerable schoolteacher Miss Nadia Naive and her charges as they explore deep Transylvania and meet a very toothy host and some rather odd locals!

Wed 25 Nov, 7.30pm LD Assembly Rooms Hall ! SOU–TGreat O £32.50

Wed 25 – Sat 28 Nov, 7pm Sat Matinee 2pm Guildhall Theatre £8, Over 60s, NUS & Under 16s £7 Local Theatre


Derby LIVE

THE SNOW QUEEN

Based on the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen Adapted for the stage by Peter Roberts

Derby LIVE Christmas Club

Save 25% on tickets for Cinderella - see page 69 for details.


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A classic adaptation of one of the world’s greatest fairy tales - a magical story about the triumph of love over wickedness. When an evil mirror that distorts reality and magnifies all the bad and ugly things within people falls to earth and shatters into billions of pieces, one of these shards gets into the heart of a little boy, Kay. Kay becomes cruel and aggressive, rejecting his family and his best friend Gerda. He is entranced by the only thing that is still beautiful to him - tiny snowflakes. During the following winter, Kay is lured from his home by the beautiful but soulless and vindictive Snow Queen, who charms him with two kisses, making him forget about Gerda and his family completely.

Thu 26 Nov - Sat 16 Jan See diary page 81 for performance times Derby Theatre Tickets from £8. See page 68 for details

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Kay’s friend Gerda will not accept that he has gone and sets out on a long and perilous journey to rescue him. In her search Gerda encounters a host of strangers to whom she relays her plight. Enchanted by her story and her innocence, each one assists Gerda - eventually leading her to the Snow Queen’s palace. But will Gerda manage to set Kay free at the end of her epic journey? This festive season bring the whole family to see Derby Theatre’s debut Christmas production – a wonderful and heartwarming festive treat which will leave young and old alike gasping in wonder and excitement.

BSL Signed Performances Thu 10 Dec, 2.30pm, Thu 17 Dec, 7.30pm & Sat 2 Jan, 2.30pm Audio Described Performances Wed 16 Dec, 2.30pm & Sat 19 Dec, 7.30pm FREE Post-Show Discussion Thu 14 Jan


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THE FOUR SEASONS BY CANDLE LIGHT A sumptuous evening performed in full 18th Century costume in an evocative candle-lit style setting.

JASON COOK

Director/Violin David Juritz Soprano Gail Pearson Trumpet Crispian Steele-Perkins & Tom Rainer

Fear

Derby Hospitals Choir Jason this year looks at Fear. It’s all around us, it can dictate our lives, but it can also open up a door to a realm of hilarious admissions that most of us keep inside. Following two sell-out world tours and multiple five star reviews, the stories in Fear take place all over the globe, making for an epic tale of one man’s journey through his own psychological minefield.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Come along and help Derby Hospitals Choir celebrate their 27th year of fundraising for healthcare related charities.

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.3 Handel I know that my redeemer liveth, Let the bright Seraphim Purcell Trumpet Suite Vivaldi Concerto for Two Trumpets Charpentier Opening of the Te Deum Stanley Trumpet Voluntary Bach Air on the G String VIVALDI The Four Seasons

“An exquisitely balanced show... consistently funny... genuinely honest, heartfelt and moving... A total triumph.” Time Out

Derby Hospitals Choir, together with Derwent Brass, invite you to a feast of festive fun and entertainment to raise oodles of money for the Derbyshire Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Mozart Festive Orchestra in full 18th century costume. Brought to you by Raymond Gubbay Ltd, of Johann Strauss Gala fame.

Thu 26 Nov, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £10, concessions £8

Fri 27 Nov, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £9, £10, concessions £1 off

Sat 28 Nov, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £18 - £27


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THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC

Million-selling hit follows millionselling hit as Abba meet the Bee Gees in this brilliant box office blockbuster Thank You For the Music featuring: Abba Magic – Enjoying an incredible 16th year, the band have entertained the nation for even longer than Bjorn, Agnetha, Benny and Frida did during the 70s and 80s! Bee Gees Magic – This fabulously authentic show ensures the Gibb brothers’ incredible legacy of classic hit songs is well and truly stayin’ alive. Classic Abba hits Dancing Queen, Super Trouper and Thank You For the Music rub shoulders with chart toppers Massachusetts, Stayin’ Alive and even Bee Gees-penned hits for other artists; Islands in the Stream and Woman in Love. Join us in a theatrical romp through the decades, a show that has it all – star-studded cast, glittering costumes and superb musicianship.

MARTYN JOSEPH

Just when you think you’ve got a handle on singer songwriters, along comes Martyn Joseph to blow the myth away. There’s nothing predictable about a Joseph gig – only that it could make you laugh, cry, get you thinking, leave you reeling. An acoustic artist with an electrifying spontaneity, this colossally gifted and gracious Welshman has five Top 50 hits to his name (including Dolphins Make Me Cry and Please Sir) and has been in demand on both sides of the Atlantic for over two decades. Touring both solo and with the likes of Ani DiFranco, Art Garfunkel and Jools Holland he has won fans everywhere with his uncanny melting pot of material which ranges from rock to blues, jazz, Americana and even, “funk folk”!

www.thankyouforthemusic.biz

Sun 29 Nov, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £18.50, £20.50 concessions £1 off group rates available

Sun 29 Nov, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £16, concessions £14

Kaleidoscope Players

THE PANTOMIME VOYAGES OF SINBAD

Follow Sinbad as he sails the treacherous seas in search of adventure. Traditional pantomime fun at its best. For tickets please call 01332 281900.

Thu 3 – Sat 6 December, 7.15pm Sat Matinee 2.15pm Sun 1pm & 5pm Guildhall Theatre £9, concessions £7.50 group rates available Local Theatre


Derby LIVE and Paul Holman Associates

Derby LIVE

CINDERELLA Starring Neil Morrissey as Buttons

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Starring Neil Morrissey as Buttons.

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“Yes, Cinderella, you shall go to the ball!” And so can you, by joining us this Christmas at the Derby LIVE Assembly Rooms when everybody’s favourite pantomime, Cinderella, bursts onto stage in spectacular fashion! Presented by Derby LIVE and Paul Holman Associates, Cinderella promises to be the most lavish pantomime ever to be staged at the Assembly Rooms, making an invitation to Prince Charming’s ball the hottest ticket in Derby this Christmas. Leading the cast in the festive merriment and mayhem, will be Men Behaving Badly and Waterloo Road star Neil Morrissey, who will be trying to keep Cinders in good spirits as her best friend Buttons. Returning by popular demand will be the funniest thing on four legs, Simmons & Simmons as Baron Hardup and the Broker’s Man. Trying their best to make sure we don’t have a happy ending, will be Cinderella’s Ugly sisters played by Mark Two and Jamie Steen, and, with the winner of RAM FM and Derby LIVE’s Fame Factor also appearing, Cinderella has something for everyone of all ages. So make sure you come along to see if the slipper really does fit this Christmas and whether good overcomes bad in the fairytale of Cinderella! Director: Keith Simmons Choreography: Robert Wheeler Musical Director: Philip Shute

Wed 9 Dec, 2009 – Sun 10 Jan, 2010 BSL and Audio Described Performances available Assembly Rooms – Great Hall Tickets from £9, see table opposite Group and school rates available

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PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE DATE

Wed 9 Dec Thu 10 Dec Fri 11 Dec Sat 12 Dec Sun 13 Dec Tue 15 Dec Wed 16 Dec Thu 17 Dec Fri 18 Dec Sat 19 Dec Sun 20 Dec Tue 22 Dec Wed 23 Dec Thu 24 Dec Sat 26 Dec Sun 27 Dec Mon 28 Dec Tue 29 Dec Wed 30 Dec Thu 31 Dec Sat 2 Jan Sun 3 Jan Tue 5 Jan Wed 6 Jan Thu 7 Jan Fri 8 Jan Sat 9 Jan Sun 10 Jan

2pm 10.15am 10.15am 1.30pm 1.30pm 10.15am 10.15am 10.15am 10.15am 1.30pm 1.30pm 2pm 2pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 2pm 2pm 2pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 2pm 10.15am 10.15am 2pm 1.30pm 1.30pm

7pm 2pm 7pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 2pm 2pm 2pm 7pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 7pm 7pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 7pm 2pm 2pm 7pm 5.30pm 5.30pm

TICKET PRICES TICKET TYPE

SEATING SEATING SEATING BAND A BAND B BAND C

Blue performances Full £18 Concession £16 Family £64 GOLD performances Full £19 Concession £17 Family £68 Red performances Preview/Family Discount £13.50 Green performances General public £10 School parties £8.50 Yellow performances General public £9 School parties £7.50

£16 £14 £56

£14 £12 £48

£17 £15 £60

£15 £13 £52

£13.50 £13.50 £10 £8.50

£10 £8.50

£9 £7.50

£9 £7.50


Derby LIVE

THE CHRISTMAS QUANGLE WANGLE Written & directed by Virginia Radcliffe


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A magical and seasonal musical adventure into the wild and wonderful world of make-believe.

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Stella and Stan are waiting for Christmas. They find a mysterious parcel, which leads them to discover the Quangle Wangle who lives alone on his Crumpetty Tree.

Sail with them as they journey to the land where the Jumblies live, to dance by the light of the Mulberry Moon! An off-the-wall, hilarious celebration and musical voyage into the wild and wonderful world of Edward Lear’s nonsense poetry, which promises to be an exciting and festive theatrical treat for the whole family.

A mass of strange visitors arrive and change the Quangle Wangle’s life forever... the toe-less Pobble, the Orient Calf, Mr & Mrs Canary and the Golden Grouse.

The Christmas Quangle Wangle is a merry, madcap show that will have you dancing in your seats - a must this festive season for anyone from the age of 3 to 93.

Writer & director: Virginia Radcliffe Designer: Ali Maclaurin Musical director: Tim Brinkhurst Lighting designer: Alexandra Stafford Illustrations: Catherine Lindow

Thu 10 - Thu 24 Dec See diary page 82 for performance times Guildhall Theatre £8, concessions £7, school rates available BSL Signed performance Wed 23 Dec, 1.30pm Audio Described performance Thu 17 Dec, 1.30pm

COMPETITION!

Draw a picture of the Quangle Wangle’s Hat for your chance to win a family ticket. All pictures will be displayed in the Guildhall Foyer at some point from 14 – 24 Dec 2009. All entries should be sent to Kim Miller, Derby LIVE Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AH or handed in at the Box Office by Mon 2 Nov 2009. Please write your name, address and telephone number on the back of the drawing. The winner will be notified in writing by Fri 20 Nov. We are very sorry but drawings cannot be returned.


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Two classic Harold Pinter plays paired together in one evening

Derby LIVE

A PAIR OF PINTERS

This double bill portrays the Nobel-prize winning writer at two very different points in his career. Both plays, though, show one of the twentieth century’s greatest playwrights operating at the height of his powers.

THE DUMB WAITER

A KIND OF ALASKA

In the basement of a Birmingham restaurant, two squabbling hit men await instructions for their next assignment. When will the call come, and who will their next victim be?

After twenty nine years, Deborah is suddenly awoken from a deep coma by her doctor, Hornby. Absent from the world for so long, all she can cling to are the fractured memories of her vibrant youth.

Then the room’s dumbwaiter creaks into life, bringing a series of absurd instructions that will test their ingenuity – and ultimately their loyalty.

Confronted with her middle-aged sister, whom she can only remember as a child, will she finally be brought to accept the events of the years she has lost? Can she bridge the gap between this world and the one in which she has been suspended?

This one act play is a black, claustrophobic comedy with moments of absurdity, terror and tension.

A Kind of Alaska was inspired by the acclaimed best-selling book Awakenings by Oliver Sacks MD, which was also adapted into the Oscar-nominated film of the same name.

Director: Esther Richardson

Thu 4 – Sat 27 Feb See diary page 83 for performance times Guildhall Theatre Tickets from £8. See page 68 for details

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BSL Signed performances Sat 20 Feb, 2.30pm & Thu 25 Feb, 7.30pm Audio Described performances Wed 24 Feb, 7.30pm & Sat 27 Feb, 2.30pm Post-Show Discussion Thu 25 Feb Education Day Wed 24 Feb, 10am - £13 per day


JOHANN STRAUSS GALA

CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS

FRI 15 JAN 2010

SAT 30 JAN 2010

COMING

SOON

BOOTLEG SIXTIES

DAVE GORMAN

THU 4 FEB 2010

THU 18 FEB 2010

LEE MACK

JOAN ARMATRADING

THU 25 MAR 2010

WED 7 APR 2010


P66 Pre-show Dining is an exclusive facility for P67 selected Great Hall shows at the Assembly Rooms and is held in the 45 Suite, with diners taking their seats in the restaurant an hour and a half before the show begins. The pre-show dining icon denotes the shows where this service is available.   You can pre-order a two course meal from a set menu costing just £9.95, complementing your meal with a selection of reasonably priced wines from around the world. Pre-booked interval drinks can also be served at your table.   Pre-Show Dining is bookable through Derby LIVE Box Office, in advance, along with or after you have bought your ticket. A minimum of 4 days notice is required and early bookings are advisable to avoid disappointment.   For more information, to request the latest menu & order form and make a reservation, please call the box office on 01332 255800 or email boxoffice@derby.gov.uk

Derby LIVE

PRE-SHOW DINING

Derby LIVE

CHRISTMAS CARVERY BUFFET & PARTY NIGHT

Sparkling wine reception Selection of carved quality meats or vegetarian mediterranean tarte

only £29.95* AVAILABLE FROM 1 – 23 DEC 2009

Selection of sensational desserts including chocolate fountain Festive Crackers

New or roast potatoes and a selection of fresh seasonal vegetables

Disco and Late Bar

Yorkshire pudding, sage & onion stuffing, sausage & bacon roll & seasoned gravy

Private Cloakroom

*Minimum Booking – 10 Persons

Please contact Heather Errington on 01332 255443 for further details.


Seating plan & prices for:

SEATS & PRICES

• Shining City • Murder On Air • The Grass is Greener

• The Pros, the Cons and a Screw • The Snow Queen • A Pair of Pinters

DERBY THEATRE

GUILDHALL THEATRE STAGE

STAGE A

G

F

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B

B

C

D

E

F

A B C

D

D

E

E

F

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H J K L M N O

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AA1 BB1

P

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AA BB

CC1

CC

DD1

DD

BALCONY

O P

A B C

STALLS

H J K L M N

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WHEELCHAIR

TICKET TYPE Previews & weekday matinees Family Ticket (The Snow Queen) Mon - Thu evenings and Sat matinees Family Ticket (The Snow Queen) Fri & Sat evenings* Family Ticket (The Snow Queen)

BEST £13 (£11.50) £44 £17 (£15) £60 £21 (£19) £76

MID £11 (£9.50) £36 £14 (£12) £48 £17 (£15) £60

BARGAIN £8 – £10 – £12 –

*and all The Snow Queen performances between 19 Dec - 2 Jan inclusive

Concessions Concession prices are shown in brackets, and are available to under 16s, over 60s, registered unemployed, registered disabled people, and full time students. Groups Come as a group and make great savings: 10+ save 15% 20+ save 20% 100+ save 25%

LIVE saver

Schools Schools tickets are just £8.50, with one free ticket for teachers/supervisors for every 10 bought (tickets not available on Bargain seats, not on Fri/Sat evening performances). FRIENDS FRIENDS of Derby LIVE get 2 for 1 tickets for preview & press nights (see diary on page 80 for details) and 10% off LIVEsaver tickets. Membership is just £18 per year, with a whole lot of benefits - see page 75 for details.

We want you to see more theatre,and see all of our venues. So why not make big savings by taking advantage of our fantastic LIVEsaver ticket!

See Shining City and choose another two from: Murder On Air • The Grass is Greener The Pros, the Cons and a Screw The Snow Queen • A Pair of Pinters 3 previews / weekday matinees for just £24 3 Mon - Thu evenings / Sat matinees for just £33 3 Fri or Sat evenings** for just £42 Terms & Conditions LIVEsaver prices are per person and apply to the best available seats at the time of booking. Tickets must be purchased in one transaction. Subject to availability. Not available online. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Does not apply to tickets already bought.** Performances between 19 Dec - 2 Jan inclusive for The Snow Queen are priced as Fri/Sat evening performances


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Derby LIVE

CHRISTMAS CLUB

Christmas can be an expensive time, so we have a special offer to make those ÂŁÂŁs go further towards entertaining your family this Christmas. Buy tickets for either Cinderella or The Snow Queen and get 25% off tickets for the other show!**

Terms & Conditions **Derby LIVE Christmas Club Tickets must be booked and purchased by the same person. Discounted tickets limited to same number of tickets bought for first production. Subject to availability. Not available online. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Does not apply to tickets already bought.

A NIGHT LESS ORDINARY

A Night Less Ordinary is an Arts Council England scheme in association with Metro, providing over 600,000 free theatre tickets to anyone under 26 in more than 200 venues across England. For more information about the scheme visit www.anightlessordinary.org.uk. Derby LIVE is pleased to be one of the venues chosen and offer a number of free tickets, on selected lyric theatre shows (drama, dance and opera.) A Night Less Ordinary is aimed at any under 26 year old visiting alone, with friends or family. (Under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult.) Free tickets can be reserved prior to the performance, subject to availability and collected on the day of the performance by the young person. The young person will need to show photographic identification, with date of birth. For more information, to check availability or to reserve tickets, please contact the Box Office on 01332 255 800 or visit www.derbylive.co.uk.


Nicholas Nickleby

Derby LIVE Youth Theatre The Derby LIVE Youth Theatre was launched in September 2008 for young people between the ages of 9 and 19. It provides the highest quality training and development opportunities in theatrical performance skills and helps overcome barriers to artistic advancement. Auditions Sun 20 Sep  Production Florence Nightingale  

Derby LIVE Community Theatre The Derby LIVE Community Theatre was launched earlier this year. The first production, a specially commissioned adaptation of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt by Peter Roberts, took place on Cathedral Green in June.

& inclusion

Auditions Jan 2010 Keep an eye on www.derbylive.co.uk or contact Kim Miller for details.

Peer Gynt post-show discussions

Stay on after the performance on selected nights, to listen or take part in our lively FREE post-show discussions. Look for the symbol throughout the brochure and on the diary pages.

For information on anything on these pages please contact Kim Miller, Learning & Inclusion Manager either by email at kim.miller@derby.gov.uk or on 01332 255447

Work Experience We run work experience placements throughout the year. Contact Kim Miller, Learning & Inclusion Manager for more details by email at kim.miller@derby.gov.uk or on 01332 255447.


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OPPORTUNITIES FOR SCHOOLS Education Days We run Education Days alongside selected Derby LIVE productions. Students have the chance to take part in a workshop at 10am before seeing the matinee performance at 1.30pm. This season, Education Days are available for: Shining City Thu 22 Oct A Pair of Pinters Wed 24 Feb

Most schools tickets are priced at just £8.50, we give one ticket free for every ten bought, for teachers/ supervisors. Older/more independent students can take advantage of our A Night Less Ordinary scheme - see page 69 for details.

Teacher Support We want to make your visit go as smoothly as possible, so have risk assessments and child safety information prepared for you - see it online at www.derbylive.co.uk or request it from the Box Office on 01332 255800.

Tickets for the workshop and performance cost just £13 per student - book early to avoid disappointment.

Education Packs We prepare education packs for most Derby LIVE productions to support your visit. Request one from the Box Office on 01332 255800 or keep an eye on www.derbylive.co.uk to download education packs for current and past productions.

Twilight workshops We offer Twilight workshops by arrangement for groups of between 10 and 20 people, subject to availability. Available this season on Shining City and The Pros, The Cons & a Screw. Contact Kim Miller for details or to book.

Derby LIVE and Surtal Asian Arts

Diwali in Derby

Festival of Lights - Beautiful Princes Sita and the brave archer Rama. The magical dance drama by Annapurna Dance bring alive India’s best loved and popular story of the festival of lights ‘Diwali’ using traditional dancing and storytelling with puppetry, masks, stunning costumes and original music. An almost impossible challenge is set by the King Janaka. Whoever wants to marry Princes Sita, his only daughter has to lift the heavy golden bow given to him by the gods and string it. Will this brave archer be strong enough to take up the challenge? Join in this wonderful journey to ancient India and celebrate the true spirit of Diwali with colours, movement, rhythms and expression! Suitable for younger audience and schools year 5 to 9.

Mon 5 Oct, 1.15pm Guildhall Theatre £3.50, under 16s £2.50, school/youth group ticket £28 (2 adults, 10 children)


CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

Derby LIVE is an innovative model for the delivery of the performing arts in Derby. It incorporates a year-round programme of arts and entertainment at the Assembly Rooms, Guildhall Theatre and Derby Theatre. Derby LIVE also presents a range of high quality, large-scale outdoor events across the city. The full Derby LIVE programme engages with over 300,000 people every year! Sponsorship opportunities exist across all areas of our work. Sponsorship packages are flexible and range from membership of our Scene Setters Corporate Members Club, to sponsorship of our artistic and learning programmes. If you would like to explore an association with Derby LIVE, please contact Kelly Smith, Development Manager on 01332 255427.

Opportunities include: • • • • •

Season, Production or Single Performance Sponsorship Youth and Community Sponsorship (choose from a range of projects and productions) In-kind support (promotion and partnership opportunities) Scene Setters Corporate Members Club Sponsor a Seat at the Guildhall Theatre

SCENE SETTERS CORPORATE MEMBERS CLUB

An association with Derby LIVE could help you to:

Attach your brand to one of the Derby LIVE events:

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Increase brand visibility Reach new customers Access conference spaces and member’s events Involve your employees Support your local community Meet your company’s CSR commitments

Scene Setters Corporate Members Club offers an ideal way to support the arts, raise your company’s profile and entertain both clients and your employees. Membership is available on three levels.

The Darley Park Concert The Big1@Chaddesden Park The Switch-On of Derby City Centre Christmas Lights Derby City Council and Ram FM Bonfire and Fireworks Display The International Classical Concert Series The Pantomime

Much Ado About Nothing

If you would like to explore an association with Derby LIVE, please contact Kelly Smith, Development Manager on 01332 255427.

Supporting Cast membership

Leading Role membership

Director’s Circle membership

10 free tickets per year for Derby LIVE produced shows (and presented shows, subject to availability). Benefits: • Logo in Derby LIVE season brochure (3 per year, a total of 250,000 copies) • Logo on Derby LIVE website • Logo in 2 show programmes per year • Complimentary programmes for your chosen production • A personal contact for bookings • Exclusive booking line

24 free tickets per year for Derby LIVE produced shows (and presented shows, subject to availability). Receive all Supporting Cast benefits plus: • Logo on Derby LIVE plasma screens • Use of a VIP area at your chosen production • Meet the cast events for staff and clients • Special offers and priority booking, when available

60 free tickets per year for Derby LIVE produced shows (and presented shows, subject to availability). Receive all Leading Role benefits plus: • Quarter page advert in Derby LIVE season brochure (3 per year, a total of 250,000 copies) • Two complimentary hires of the ‘45 Suite’ for meetings, subject to availability • Invitations to staff and guests to attend rehearsals for Derby LIVE productions and the opportunity to receive an exclusive introductory workshop to the show £2500 per year exclusive of VAT

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HIRE US

Derby LIVE produce and present theatre and entertainment, but we also provide the opportunity to hire our facilities. Our primary advantage has to be our position in the country. The Assembly Rooms are situated in Derby’s City Centre, near to the railway station and approximately 20 minutes from the M1, with a range of quality hotels nearby and an adjacent multi-storey 200 space car park, which can on occasion be booked exclusively for your use. The venue’s greatest asset is its high degree of flexibility with four suites available for hire, large airy foyers and wheelchair access to most of the venue. Our professional on-site caterers can offer you a full catering service, from a cup of tea to a banquet. The largest of our suites – The Great Hall, can be adapted to accommodate a wide range of activities and has played host to televised snooker events, wedding fairs, AGMs and trade exhibitions and the Darwin Suite can accommodate a wide range of smaller events such as trade exhibitions, seminars, presentations and dinner/dances. We also offer two smaller and more intimate suites – The Reception Suite - perfect for meetings/ presentations, which can be used alone or in conjunction with the Great Hall or Darwin Suite as a breakout area and the 45 Suite – which has a flat floor area and three small bays, lending itself to small boardroom style meetings and recruitment fairs or in conjunction with the Great Hall as a breakout area.

We offer a day or half day delegate rate and can supply and advise on a wide range of presentation equipment and additional technical requirements. Alternatively, you may wish to organise the whole event yourself and we will give you our full support. Many of our clients return year after year to take advantage of our versatile facilities, helpful staff and professional catering. Why look anywhere else in Derby when we have it all! If you or any of your colleagues would like to look round our facilities or you would like to discuss availability please telephone Heather Errington on (01332) 255443.

Derby Theatre Conferencing With a capacity of over 500 delegates in the main auditorium and flexible spaces for breakout sessions, the venue is well suited for large conferences and ideally located in the centre of the city. To find out more please call the University of Derby’s conferencing team on 01332 591396, email theatremanager@derby.ac.uk or go to to www.derby.ac.uk/conferences.


Courses from Art to Zoology! Whatever you’re interested in, we’ve probably got the course to suit you. And you can study part time, online, full time or at work – whatever suits you best. Come and see us at one of our open days in Derby or Buxton and talk through your options. Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk.

CORPORATE SUPPORTERS

Music Man Light & Sound 58 Green Lane Derby DE1 1RP 01332 363480

We would like to thank and acknowledge our key supporters:

One of the largest specialist drum shops in the UK 137 London Rd, Derby 01332 360657

Caterers to the Assembly Rooms

We are members of Folk Arts England promoting, encouraging and developing folk arts in England

Tune to BBC Radio Derby or click for listings and previews

RAIN PONCHO rainponcho.co.uk


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Benefits Become a FRIEND of Derby LIVE and you can make great savings on many tickets and take advantage of all these benefits:

FRIENDS of Derby LIVE

Rewarding the regular theatre goer! We all like getting value for money and coming to the theatre is no exception, which is why the FRIENDS of Derby LIVE scheme is the perfect choice for regular theatre goers! The FRIENDS scheme combines superb money saving discounts with a host of exclusive offers.

• £3 off standard ticket prices for selected shows (for two people) • Priority booking on selected shows • 2 tickets for the price of 1 on selected nights of week-long shows (one 2 for 1 ticket offer per membership for each valid show) • 10% discount on LIVEsaver and 2 for 1 on preview and press nights for all Derby LIVE productions • Regular newsletter to keep you informed of forthcoming shows and special Friends offers • Invitation to meet the stars of our pantomime for you and a guest • Your own personal membership card • Discounted offers at selected local restaurants • 10% off pre-show dining in our 45 suite Cost of a single standard membership is just £18 per year You can recover the cost of your membership by taking advantage of just one of our 2 for 1 ticket offers!

Adopt a seat in the historic Guildhall Theatre - £200 for 10 years. We will acknowledge your support with a brass plaque with your name, which will be attached to one of the seats in the auditorium. You also will be listed on our website as a seat sponsor (unless you wish to remain anonymous). All seat sponsors will be entered into a quarterly draw to win 2 tickets to a Derby LIVE produced show (one entry per seat).

SPONSOR A SEAT

Individual sponsorship You can adopt a seat in your own name or as a gift for a loved one or friend – in celebration of a special occasion, as a birthday present or to mark the arrival of a new child.

Business or group sponsorship Seat sponsorship is an ideal way for local businesses to support the arts. Or perhaps you’re a member of a society or community group that would like to have a plaque displayed in your name.

In memorial You can name a seat as special memorial to someone who loved the Guildhall Theatre and leave a lasting legacy.

*Please note that sponsoring a seat does not guarantee any rights to book this particular seat. However, we will do our best to allocate this to you, if it is free at the time of booking.


Derby LIVE and its venues are located in the centre of Derby, on all major bus routes and 15 minutes walk from the railway station. The venues are sign-posted on all major road routes.

HOW TO FIND US

Derby Theatre

Assembly Rooms & Guildhall Theatre

Derby Theatre is located on Eagle Walk within Derby Westfield (see map).

Both venues are located in Derby’s Market Place (see map). Parking is available in the Assembly Rooms car park, however Spaces are limited, so we advise you to leave plenty of time for finding a space at one of the many other car parks around the city centre (see map, call the Box Office on 01332 255 800 or visit www.derbylive.co.uk for more details).

The most convenient car park is Westfield Basement accessed from Traffic Street, however spaces are limited, so we advise you to leave plenty of time for finding a space at one of the many other car parks around the city centre (see map, call the Box Office on 01332 255 800 or visit www.derbylive.co.uk or www.westfieldderby.co.uk for more details).

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We believe that theatre-going should be accessible to all, so our facilities include:

Most public areas of the Assembly Rooms, Guildhall Theatre and Derby Theatre are accessible. Wheelchair spaces are available in all theatres, please let the Box Office know when you book so we can allocate your seat accordingly. WC

Disabled people’s toilets.

All areas except the balconies are accessible via lifts

Assistance dogs are welcome at all venues. Please let the Box Office know when you book or at least 24 hours in advance.

An infra-red sound system is available in the Assembly Rooms Great Hall & Darwin Suite, the Guildhall Theatre and Derby Theatre. Please let the Box Office know when you book, as the system only works in certain areas, so we need to make sure your seat is in the right area. Headsets and hearing aid attachments are available for your free use, just ask the Duty Manager.

Throughout the season we offer a number of British sign language (BSL) interpreted performances, look out for the symbol throughout the brochure and in the diary. Please let the Box Office know where you would like to sit: directly in front of the signer or on the opposite side, looking across the stage/action. Thanks to our sign interpreters: Sarah Gatford-Ball and Jill Newlands (The Snow Queen).

Throughout the season we offer a number of audio described performances for blind and partially sighted people. Free touch tours take place around an hour before the performance, with the chance to look closely at the set and costumes and often with a chance to meet some of the actors! Please let the Box Office know if you want to attend the touch tour, tickets are free. Look out for the audio decription symbol throughout the brochure and in the diary. Thanks to our audio describers: Stef Bell, Naomi Wilds and Louisa Sanfrey.

This brochure is available in large print, braille and audiotape. To request another format or for a full access guide, contact us:

Derby LIVE Box Office Telephone 01332 255 800 Typetalk 18001 01332 255 800 Email boxoffice@derby.gov.uk


Derby LIVE Box Office is open Mon - Sat, 10am - 8pm*

HOW TO BOOK

Open 1 hour before the show on Sundays & Bank Holidays.

CALL

01332 255 800

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www.derbylive.co.uk Book online 24hrs a day. boxoffice@derby.gov.uk Email us with your query or booking.

COME IN

Assembly Rooms Box Office Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AH Derby Theatre Box Office* Eagle Walk, Westfield, Derby *Derby Theatre Box Office closes at 6pm when there is no evening performance

CONCESSIONS Concessions are available to under 16s, over 60s, registered unemployed, registered disabled people, and full time students. Proof may be required.

PAYMENT We accept cash, cheques (payable to Derby City Council), debit and credit cards (credit cards incur a £1 booking fee). We can post your tickets to you for 50p, time permitting.

GROUPS Are you a social secretary for a club or special interest group or the office outings organiser, looking for the next project? We offer discounts for groups of 10+ on many of our shows. Register your details with our dedicated Group Booking line on 01332 255 413 to receive regular information and invites on our group booking activities.

RESERVATIONS We can reserve tickets for you for 48 hours.

GIFT VOUCHERS You can buy or use Derby LIVE Gift Vouchers and National Theatre Tokens at Derby LIVE Box Office. Why not treat someone special - give the gift of theatre!

REFUNDS, RESALES & EXCHANGES Tickets are not refundable unless in the event of a cancelled show. Tickets can be exchanged only for another performance of the same production for a fee of £1. We can, at our discretion, attempt to resell your tickets for you, however available tickets will take priority before returns are offered for sale.

THE SMALL PRINT • As part of our audience development programme we reserve the right to introduce and withdraw ticket discounts and special offers at any time. Special offers and concessions cannot be used together. • CONDITIONS OF SALE can be found on the back of your tickets. • DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998 FAIR PROCESSING NOTICE All personal information provided will be held electronically and treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. It will only be used to provide you with tickets or information on your chosen shows or events. We will only share your details with similar organisations outside Derby City Council for the promotion of events or entertainment, and we will only add you to our marketing list to receive information on future events or entertainment if we have your verbal or written consent. You can withdraw this at any time. Please contact the Council’s Data Protection Officer at the Council House for further details on the information we hold or on the Data Protection Act 1998.


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We’d love to hear from you whether it’s to tell us about your experience at Derby LIVE (good or bad!), what you thought of a show or you have an idea or suggestion about something we could improve at Derby LIVE.

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KEEPING UP TO DATE

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Join our mailing list and we promise to keep you up to date with the latest news from Derby LIVE. We can send you brochures, and regular email updates - we’ll even send you exclusive special offers from time to time. To sign up or update your details call box office on 01332 255800 or join online at www.derbylive.co.uk

Our brand new website is packed full of information about all things Derby LIVE, there are even more images and videos to accompany show information and help you make your choice. Take a look now - and don’t forget you can book online too!


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SEPTEMBER Thu 3 Tim Minchin Fri 4 Derby Festé John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett Sat 5 Derby Festé Alex Wilson Salsa Con Soul Orchestra Sun 6 Derby Festé The Darley Park Concert Wed 9 Fame Factor - Heat 1 Thu 10 Fame Factor - Heat 2 Fri 11 Fame Factor - Final Sausage & Samosa Sat 12 Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! Steve Earle Wed 16 Soweto Gospel Choir Fri 18 Monkey King Letz Zep Sat 19 Evolution Hallé Mon 21 Cabaret Tue 22 Cabaret Wed 23 Cabaret Cabaret Thu 24 Cabaret Fri 25 Cabaret Sat 26 Cabaret Cabaret Adam Hills Sun 27 Wonderful Day Wed 30 Footloose Sarah Jane Morris

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Footloose Milton Jones Stan’s Cafe Footloose Song Celestial Footloose Footloose The Ultimate Wedding Show Martin Taylor

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Best of British Mediumship Happy Jack The Gondoliers Al Murray St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra The Mikado The Unknown Land Derby Traditional Music & Arts Festival The Mikado Derby Traditional Music & Arts Festival The Gondoliers The Gondoliers Derby Traditional Music & Arts Festival Murder on Air Mugenkyo Taiko Murder on Air Alun Cochrane Murder on Air Murder on Air Argh!... Life as a comic book creator Shining City One Night of Queen Shining City Outhouse Ruhabi Pieces Shining City The Grass is Greener Shining City The Grass is Greener Shining City The Grass is Greener Shining City Cara Dillon Shining City Education Day workshop Shining City The Horrific Case of Mr Valdemar The Grass is Greener Shining City

Pre-show dining available

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The Grass is Greener Shining City The Hamsters The Grass is Greener Shining City Evolution The Grass is Greener Shining City Magic of Motown Fairy Tales Fairy Tales Joe Pasquale Shining City Shining City Shining City Shining City Grumpy Old Women More Story Please More Story Please Sensational 60s Experience Shining City The Pros, The Cons & a Screw Shining City The Pros, The Cons & a Screw Sid Kipper Shining City Shining City Jake & Elwood The Pros, The Cons & a Screw

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Bonfire & Fireworks Display Singalonga Rocky Horror Show The Pros, The Cons & a Screw The Pros, The Cons & a Screw Cider with Rosie Illegal Eagles The Pros, The Cons & a Screw Cider with Rosie Faith Healer The Pros, The Cons & a Screw Cider with Rosie Faith Healer The Pros, The Cons & a Screw Pam Ann Faith Healer The Pros, The Cons & a Screw Faith Healer The Pros, The Cons & a Screw Cider with Rosie Paul Carrack

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Dominic Kirwan The Pros, The Cons & a Screw Stephen K Amos A Tempest A Tempest The Pros, The Cons & a Screw Titus Andronicus The Pros, The Cons & a Screw The Pros, The Cons & a Screw Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Titus Andronicus Stewart Francis The Pros, The Cons & a Screw Titus Andronicus Salsa Celtica Kevin Bloody Wilson The Pros, The Cons & a Screw Titus Andronicus JTQ The Pros, The Cons & a Screw Christmas Lights Switch On The Pros, The Cons & a Screw Beyond the Barricade at Christmas Titus Andronicus Private Peaceful Sean Hughes The Pros, The Cons & a Screw A Streetcar Named Desire The Pros, The Cons & a Screw A Streetcar Named Desire The Pros, The Cons & a Screw A Streetcar Named Desire The Pros, The Cons & a Screw Circus of Horrors A Streetcar Named Desire That’ll Be The Day The Pros, The Cons & a Screw A Streetcar Named Desire The Pros, The Cons & a Screw The Pros, The Cons & a Screw Evolution The Pros, The Cons & a Screw Folk in the City Russell Kane Mica Paris The Unthanks Dracula Spectacular Paul Weller SOLD OUT Dracula Spectacular Jason Cook The Snow Queen

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Dracula Spectacular Derby Hospital Choir Christmas Concert The Snow Queen Dracula Spectacular The Snow Queen Dracula Spectacular The Snow Queen Four Seasons by Candlelight Thank You for Music Martyn Joseph

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The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Pantomime Voyages of Sinbad The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Pantomime Voyages of Sinbad The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Pantomime Voyages of Sinbad The Snow Queen The Pantomime Voyages of Sinbad The Pantomime Voyages of Sinbad The Snow Queen Cinderella The Snow Queen Cinderella The Snow Queen Cinderella The Christmas Quangle Wangle The Christmas Quangle Wangle Cinderella The Snow Queen The Snow Queen Cinderella The Christmas Quangle Wangle The Christmas Quangle Wangle Cinderella The Snow Queen Cinderella The Christmas Quangle Wangle The Snow Queen The Christmas Quangle Wangle Cinderella The Snow Queen

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Cinderella Cinderella The Christmas Quangle Wangle The Christmas Quangle Wangle Cinderella The Christmas Quangle Wangle The Christmas Quangle Wangle Cinderella The Snow Queen Cinderella The Christmas Quangle Wangle The Christmas Quangle Wangle Cinderella The Snow Queen The Snow Queen Cinderella The Christmas Quangle Wangle The Christmas Quangle Wangle Cinderella The Snow Queen The Snow Queen Cinderella The Christmas Quangle Wangle The Christmas Quangle Wangle Cinderella The Snow Queen Cinderella The Christmas Quangle Wangle The Snow Queen The Christmas Quangle Wangle Cinderella The Snow Queen Cinderella Cinderella The Christmas Quangle Wangle The Christmas Quangle Wangle The Christmas Quangle Wangle The Christmas Quangle Wangle Cinderella The Snow Queen Cinderella The Snow Queen The Christmas Quangle Wangle The Christmas Quangle Wangle Cinderella The Snow Queen Cinderella The Snow Queen The Christmas Quangle Wangle The Christmas Quangle Wangle Cinderella The Snow Queen Cinderella

1.30pm p60 5.30pm p60 1.30pm p62 7pm p62 PN 10.15am p60 10.30am p62 1.30pm p62 2pm p60 BSL 7.30pm p56 10.15am p60 10.30am p62 1.30pm p62 2pm p60 2.30pm p56 AD 7.30pm p56 10.15am p60 10.30am p62 1.30pm p62 AD 2pm p60 2.30pm p56 7.30pm p56 BSL 10.15am p60 1.30pm p62 5pm p62 7pm p60 7.30pm p56 1.30pm p60 1.30pm p62 2.30pm p56 5pm p62 5.30pm p60 BSL 7.30pm p56 AD 1.30pm p60 5.30pm p60 10.30am p62 1.30pm p62 10.30am p62 1.30pm p62 2pm p60 2.30pm p56 7pm p60 7.30pm p56 10.30am p62 1.30pm p62 BSL 2pm p60 2.30pm p56 7pm p60 7.30pm p56 10.30am p62 1.30pm p62 1.30pm p60 2.30pm p56 5.30pm p60


P82 P83

Sat 26 Sun 27 Mon 28 Tue 29 Wed 30 Thu 31

Cinderella The Snow Queen Cinderella The Snow Queen Cinderella Cinderella Cinderella Cinderella Cinderella The Snow Queen Cinderella The Snow Queen Cinderella The Snow Queen Cinderella The Snow Queen Cinderella The Snow Queen Cinderella

1.30pm 2.30pm 5.30pm 7.30pm 1.30pm 5.30pm 2pm 7pm 2pm 2.30pm 7pm 7.30pm 2pm 2.30pm 7pm 7.30pm 1.30pm 2.30pm 5.30pm

p60 p56 p60 p56 p60 p60 p60 p60 p60 BSL p56 p60 p56 p60 p56 p60 p56 p60 p56 p60

JANUARY Sat 2 Sun 3 Tue 5 Wed 6 Thu 7 Fri 8 Sat 9 Sun 10 Tue 12 Wed 13 Thu 14

Cinderella The Snow Queen Cinderella The Snow Queen Cinderella Cinderella Cinderella Cinderella The Snow Queen Cinderella Cinderella The Snow Queen The Snow Queen Cinderella Cinderella The Snow Queen The Snow Queen Cinderella Cinderella The Snow Queen Cinderella The Snow Queen Cinderella The Snow Queen Cinderella Cinderella The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Snow Queen

1.30pm 2.30pm 5.30pm 7.30pm 1.30pm 5.30pm 2pm 7pm 7.30pm 10.15am 2pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 10.15am 2pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 2pm 7pm 7.30pm 1.30pm 2.30pm 5.30pm 7.30pm 1.30pm 5.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm

p60 AD p56 BSL p60 p56 p60 p60 p60 p60 AD p56 p60 p60 p56 p56 p60 p60 p56 p56 p60 p60 p56 p60 BSL p56 p60 p56 p60 p60 p56 p56 p56 p56 p56 PSD

Fri 15 The Snow Queen Sat 16 The Snow Queen The Snow Queen

7.30pm p56 2.30pm p56 7.30pm p56

FEBRUARY Thu 4 Fri 5 Sat 6 Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Mon 15 Tue 16 Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19 Sat 20 Mon 22 Tue 23 Wed 24 Thu 25 Fri 26 Sat 27

A Pair of Pinters A Pair of Pinters A Pair of Pinters A Pair of Pinters A Pair of Pinters A Pair of Pinters A Pair of Pinters A Pair of Pinters A Pair of Pinters A Pair of Pinters A Pair of Pinters A Pair of Pinters A Pair of Pinters A Pair of Pinters A Pair of Pinters A Pair of Pinters A Pair of Pinters A Pair of Pinters A Pair of Pinters A Pair of Pinters A Pair of Pinters Education Day workshop A Pair of Pinters A Pair of Pinters A Pair of Pinters A Pair of Pinters A Pair of Pinters A Pair of Pinters

BSL

BSL interpreted performance

AD

Audio described performance

D

Pre-show dining available

PSD

Post Show Discussion

PN

Press Night

P

Preview

7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

p64 P p64 P p64 P p64 P p64 PN p64 p64 p64 p64 p64 p64 p64 p64 p64 p64 p64 p64 BSL p64 p64 p64

10am 1.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm

p00 p64 p64 AD p64 BSL PSD p64 p64 AD p64


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