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Welcome …to another jam-packed season at Derby LIVE. Whilst we can’t predict what the weather will be like this summer, we can assure you of a glorious programme produced, presented, and hosted at Derby LIVE venues. If it should be a sizzling summer, we have the perfect ways to cool down, watching Peter Pan on Ice or having a drink at the annual Beer Festival or exposing some more flesh at the Tattoo, Body Art & Music Festival. Or why not bring your deck chair to the Market Place for one of the Royal Opera House productions beamed live to Derby’s Big Screen? Should the summer weather be a damp squib, then we’re got a programme to warm you up. Try listening to Blazin’ Fiddles; put on a woolly jumper and join Shaun The Sheep at the Assembly Rooms; or warm up on stage with the dancers from Tango Fire, before their performance of Flames of Desire. However, desires may go unquenched as the ladies of Derby LIVE Community Theatre withhold conjugal rights in our new adaptation of Lysistrata.
Our acclaimed season of produced theatre continue with Be My Baby at Derby Theatre, with a great sixties soundtrack and a play tackling issues of whether to give a child up for adoption, a theme which continues with the Johnson twins as Blood Brothers makes a welcome return. There also details of some of our exciting autumn season which is already on sale including this Christmas’ offer of Dick Whittington at the Assembly Rooms and Roald Dahl’s classic The BFG at Derby Theatre. Thank you for your continued custom and support. Peter Ireson Director of Derby LIVE and the Derby LIVE Team
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Be My Baby
THE GO BETWEEN
Fri 29 Apr – Sat 21 May See p8
Thu 6 – Sat 29 Oct See p44
Tue 29 Nov – Sat 14 Jan See p46
Wed 7 Dec – Sun 8 Jan See p48
LARKRISE TO CANDLEFORD
Tue 10 & Wed 11 May See p12
Wed 13 – Fri 15 Jul See p34
Death By Fatal Murder
THE WOMAN IN WHITE
Mon 18 – Sat 23 Jul See p36
Mon 19 – Fri 23 Sep See p42
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It’s 1964 and until now Mary Adams’ life has revolved around her boyfriend and her Dansette record player. She’s 19, in love, unmarried and – as her mother has just discovered – seven months pregnant. The trouble is that Mary’s mother didn’t get her into grammar school for nothing. As far as she can see, there’s just one hope – St Saviours Mother & Baby Home. Here, Mary’s pregnancy can be kept secret, and the baby put up for adoption. Well, that’s as long as three other young mothers-to-be – worldly-wise Queenie, romantic Norma and ditzy Dolores – don’t ruin mother’s scheme.
First staged to unanimous acclaim in 1998, Amanda Whittington’s bittersweet comedy explores a hidden social history and is fast becoming a modern classic. Set against a swinging 60s soundtrack, prepare for an unforgettable evening of tears and laughter. Director Esther Richardson Designer Hannah Clark Lighting Designer Ian Scott Sound & Music Composition Jon Nicholls Choreography Imogen Knight
Sharing chores, laughs and records with new friends, Mary’s individuality starts to show as much as her bump. So, should she try and find a way to keep her baby?
Fri 29 Apr – Sat 21 May See page 68 for performance times Derby Theatre Tickets £8 - £21, see page 54 for details
LIVE Photography: Robert Day
BSL Signed performances Sat 14 May, 2.30pm & Thu 19 May, 7.30pm Audio Described performances Sat 14 May, 2.30pm & Wed 18 May, 7.30pm Pre-show Talk by Amanda Whittington Thu 19 May, 6.30pm Post Show Discussion Thu 19 May Education Day Tue 17 May, 4pm Twilight Workshops available. See page 57
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Direct from Buenos Aires, Argentina’s hottest dance show returns to the UK.
The Blues Band Adeste
Stories The individual members of The Blues Band were already held in admiration by generations of rhythm & blues fans when they formed back in 1979. Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Rob Townsend and Gary Fletcher... almost two and a half decades and over 16 albums later they continue to add to their growing army of followers. Today, the band is acknowledged throughout Europe and beyond as being amongst the very finest purveyors of rhythm & blues. These boys have a real feel for their music, for their audience and for each other. Playing with maturity and passion is second nature to all of them.
Working in deep-training principles to cultivate a highlysensitised and physical performer, Adeste are on a journey of discovery. You are invited to join them on their journey as they open their work beyond the confines of the training studio for the first time. Inspired by the novel Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters, the dead speak to us from beyond the grave, sharing their individual stories, and in doing so, speak to us all.
Wed 27 Apr, 8pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite
Thu 5 & Fri 6 May, 8pm Derby Theatre Studio
A sizzling new show featuring ten sensational dancers, including three world Tango champions, accompanied by Quatrotango, a quartet of brilliant musicians and one of Argentina’s finest young singers. Tango Fire combines the rawness and sophistication, sexy yet sensual side of tango. The men are strong and smouldering, the women are all curves and long legs and their world is danger and dazzle. This is tango at its most seductive and fiery! “Each duet a mini drama, sexual electricity at the twitch of a hip.” Metro 30 minutes prior to the performance audiences* are invited to join the cast on stage for a traditional milonga. *Limited numbers and no stilettos permitted.
Fri 6 May, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall £19 - £24, concessions £2 off, FRIENDS £3 off, group rates available FRIENDS
Fibber in the Heat
After pulling a few strings and telling some little lies, an unprepared and unqualified Jupp heads to India with the English press to embark on a month long, sun-soaked disaster (and some minor triumphs). A sorry tale of how he attempted to become a cricket journalist by the unlikely, ill-thought out and dishonest method of pretending to be one. Miles Jupp is an award-winning stand-up and actor who recently appeared in the feature film Made in Dagenham and the BBC’s The Thick of It, Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, as well as appearing as a regular character in Rev.
Live and Solo
Long hailed as one of Ireland’s leading songwriters and performers, Kieran Goss’ music has won him fans across the globe. His songs have made him a star, but his live shows have made him a legend. Live on stage is where Kieran Goss really shines. This is a rare chance to see Kieran performing live and solo. “The sense of fun is tremendous, the playing first rate and the songs are sheer quality. The encores were genuine, but only because the man is too.” The Irish Times “Kieran Goss is one of the most gifted performers around today. He has an amazing ability to reach out to his audience and connect with them in a very special way. ” Don Williams
“It’s a classic fish out of water tale” The Times
Fri 6 May, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite
Sun 8 May, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite
£12, concessions £10
£12, concessions £10
Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Alexei Stepanov Soloist: Ivan Rudin (piano) Rimsky-Korsakov:
The Tale of Tsar Saltan (Suite from the Opera, Op.57) Rachmaninov:
Piano Concerto No.1 Tchaikovsky:
The Nutcracker, Act 2 An evening of magical and enchanting fairytales and vivid orchestral colours, including Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera, The Tale of Tsar Saltan and Tchaikovsky’s ballet, The Nutcracker. And we’ll even throw in Rachmaninov‘s First Piano Concerto.
Tue 10 May, 7.30pm Talking Music & music in the foyer from 6.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall £15 - £27, concessions £13 - £24, subscriptions, group rates and family ticket available, FRIENDS £3 off, under 16s £5 FRIENDS
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New Perspectives Theatre Company
Foster & Allen by Flora Thompson A new stage adaptation by Daniel Buckroyd
‘Goodbye Laura, goodbye! Don’t forget to write!’ When young Laura Timms sets out from the tiny village of Lark Rise to start a new life in the nearby market town of Candleford she finds herself torn between her love of the countryside and the lure of the town, the traditions of the past and the promise of the future. Following the success of the recent award-winning BBC television series, critically-acclaimed New Perspectives Theatre Company presents a captivating new adaptation of Flora Thompson’s classic portrait of growing up in rural Oxfordshire in the twilight years of the nineteenth century. Featuring drama, storytelling and live folk music, this unsentimental yet, deeply affectionate, picture of life in a forgotten England is faithfully recreated by a cast of unforgettable and much-loved characters.
Tue 10 & Wed 11 May, 7.30pm BSL Signed Performance Wed 11 May, 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre £10 - £17, Friends 2 for 1 on opening night see page 54 for details LIVE saver
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The beautiful melodies of Foster and Allen have made them a phenomenal success all over the world. Since their first hit record in 1978 they have gone on to record 20 gold award-winning albums and have toured the world extensively. Spend a wonderful evening being serenaded and entertained by this well-loved Irish duo who have been together for more than 30 years and still going strong. An evening of fun and laughter! A truly enjoyable show.
Wed 11 May, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall £18, concessions £16.50
Mark Radcliffe with Chris Lee
BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Mark Radcliffe presents an evening of acoustic songs and stories as he reads from his new book Reeling In The Years and debuts songs from his solo album What Remains of the Day. There will also be musical selections from his time in folk rock band The Family Mahone in the company of the esteemed folk musician Chris Lee on mandolin and guitar. Questions, and indeed drinks, from the audience will be most welcome.
Fri 13 May, 8.30pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £14.50
A Night of Laughter with
A great opportunity to see Stan Boardman, Mick Miller and Johnnie Casson from ITV’s iconic show The Comedians perform together once again. All three comedians are as sharp as ever and are relishing the chance to perform live together once more. Audiences are guaranteed laughter all the way as they share their observations on modern living, religion, political correctness, TV, the Taliban, mobile phones and a mix of great gags and one-liners. Support from Shel Mcrae, former lead singer of The Fortunes.
Sat 14 May, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £18
FOLK 4 HEROES
A night of superb folk in support of Help for Heroes. Barbara Dickson: A major force on the British music scene returns to her roots with songs from her new album Words Unspoken. John Kirkpatrick: Leading interpreter of English Folk Song on melodeon and concertina. Flossie Malavialle: French singer/guitarist now living in the North East, with a repertoire to suit all tastes. www.prpromotions.org.uk
Sun 15 May, 5pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £14, under 16s £7
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An Evening with Dom Joly Welcome To Wherever I Am
Harlem Gospel Choir
We’ll Meet Again Stars In Battledress
For the last ten years, since his multi award-winning international TV hit, Trigger Happy TV, Dom Joly has led the most extraordinary of lives. In this laugh-out-loud show, Dom talks us through the perils of travelling the world drinking, skiing down volcanoes, holidaying in Chernobyl and North Korea, becoming a paparazzo, trying to fly across the Grand Canyon strapped to an eight foot rocket, turning into Tintin, being arrested in Switzerland while dressed as a yeti, discovering that he was at school with Osama Bin Laden and eating from Gillian McKeith’s pants while imprisoned in the Australian jungle. In this highly original and funny show, Dom attempts to make sense of it all with the aid of some very peculiar holiday snaps.
Tue 17 May, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £19.50
The Harlem Gospel Choir has shared its message of love and inspiration with thousands of people around the world. Through their dynamic performances, the Choir strive to create a better understanding of the inspirational music called Gospel. This world famous choir travels the globe, sharing its joy of faith through its music, and raising funds for children’s charities.
The regular show team return with comedy star Steve Barclay, recalling the wonderful radio stars Tessie O’Shea and king of comedy Max Miller. Singing star Lucia Mattese will perform more wonderful forties favourites as the new Vera Lynn, and the debonair Tony Leyton returns with the unforgettable songs of Bing Crosby and Donald Peers.
“The Harlem Gospel Choir are tremendous!” Sir Elton John
Musical entertainer Andy Eastwood will perform both Formby favourites and classical pieces, and entertainer Mervyn Francis will host the show, performing Al Jolson hits. With the fabulous music of The Martyn St James band, We’ll Meet Again will recollect the days when the spirit of Britain was at its highest, during an era to be proud of.
Wed 18 May, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall
Thu 19 May, 2.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall
£20, concessions £18, FRIENDS £17
£12.50, over 60s £10.50, group rates available
The Choir presents the finest singers and musicians from Harlem, New York. Their rich harmonies and songs of hope and inspiration will touch the depths of your soul and lift your spirit. Every performance will take your breath away!
Ian D Montfort: Touching the Dead
followed by highlights of Ivan Brackenbury’s Hospital Radio Roadshow
Award-winning Tom Binns with his two hit comic creations. Ian D Montfort is The Sunderland Psychic who channels dead famous people. “You don’t need to be recently bereaved to have a great time this evening.” Celebrities who may make an appearance include Ernie Wise, Rod Hull, Tony Hart, Jeremy Beadle and William Shakespeare.
Following a successful and very popular appearance here with their Flanders and Swann show a few months ago, Gordon and David are delighted to be back with their new offering – The Humour of Noel Coward. Noel Coward wrote some very funny and witty songs. Those of you who saw Gordon last year will appreciate he doesn’t do romance. His face wouldn’t let this happen.
Join Jimmy White, Dennis Taylor, John Parrott, John Virgo, Cliff Thorburn and Michaela Tabb in an evening of snooker, laughter and nostalgia. This event is strictly one night only. A chance to meet three World champions, plus the people’s champion, Jimmy White, and the world’s leading referee, Michaela Tabb! Limited VIP packages are available; this includes a pre-event champagne reception with all the players prior to the matches, a premium seat at the event and a souvenir brochure.
Ivan Brackenbury is the lovable, simple and insensitive hospital radio DJ with a knack for playing exactly the most (in)appropriate song for his listeners’ ailments.
Though once he did try to sing a serious song and it got more laughs than the comic ones! Noel Coward is so under-rated, declares Gordon – he was a composer, writer, actor, director and artist – and gave so much to the British theatre that he was knighted and had a West End theatre named after him.
“Comedy genius... the funniest show at the Fringe.” The Times
Be prepared to laugh and enjoy yourself.
Thu 19 May, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite
Sun 22 May, 7pm Guildhall Theatre
Mon 23 May, 7pm VIP reception at 6.15pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall
£12, concessions £10
£20, VIP Tickets £60
“An unexpected sensation. A gloriously deadpan pseudopsychic.” The Telegraph
Join us for what promises to be an unforgettable night... bringing legends back to the baize. Snooker Legends logo and all content copyright © 2010 Snooker Legends. All rights reserved Images©davidmuscroftproductions
An Audience with Imran Yusuf
Star of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Imran Yusuf hits the road for his eagerly awaited debut tour. Renowned for his super-high energy performance, Imran has a unique voice, stamping his mark for positive, uplifting comedy at every turn. “Imran Yusuf’s show is an hour of cheek and charm.” The Independent
Tue 24 May, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £12, concessions £10
Them Beatles formed in 2009 and quickly became one of the UK’s top tributes to the ‘Fab Four.’ Their attention to detail and dedication to producing the most authentic Beatles show has gained them an unprecedented reputation. Covering the Beatles’ full career, dressed in exact replica suits and playing accurate recreations of the Beatles’ instruments and amps, Them Beatles faithfully reproduce the legacy of the Beatles from the early days in the Cavern to their final appearance.
Thu 26 May, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £17, concessions £15
To celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the publication of Alison Uttley’s The Country Child, Theatre Arts present an innovative adaptation for the stage of this much-loved classic, using film, music, live video, performance and animation to bring to life Alison Uttley’s tales of growing up on a remote farm in rural Derbyshire. Adapted for the stage by Paul Hurt.
Thu 26 – Sat 28 May, 7.30pm Thu & Sat matinee, 2pm Derby Theatre £11, concessions £8
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Milton Jones - you know the weird bloke with the shirts from Mock the Week. As well as star of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and the voice of eight series for Radio 4 (including The Very World of Milton Jones and Another Case of Milton Jones) and all sorts of other radio and telly as well. Awards too. Youtube him or something...
“The best one-liner merchant in British Comedy” Chortle website
Fri 27 May, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £15
Canadian actor Charles Ross spent much of his childhood in a galaxy far, far away, watching Star Wars videos over - and over - and over again. The result of this misspent youth is his hilarious show, One-Man Star Wars™ Trilogy, where he single-handedly plays all the characters, sings the music, flies the ships, fights the battles and condenses the plots into just sixty minutes! One-Man Star Wars™ Trilogy, written by Ross and directed by TJ Dawe, has toured the world since January 2001, delighting audiences as far afield as Dubai and Sydney. Now, after a two-year absence, Ross is bringing his hilarious show back to the UK. Whether you’re a committed Star Wars fan or simply want to enjoy a fast-paced, side-splitting evening that’s out of this world, make sure you don’t miss it! www.onemanstarwars.com “Funnier than you could possibly imagine!” Spin Magazine One Man Star Wars™ Trilogy performed with permission of Lucasfilm Ltd. All Star Wars elements property of Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.
Sun 29 May, 7.30pm Derby Theatre £15, concessions £13
ONE-MAN STAR WARS™ TRILOGY
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An Evening with Tony Benn In conversation with Samantha Norman
In a welcome sequel to his original legendary theatre tour, veteran Labour politician, Tony Benn talks about his life in politics and what he thinks about the changes in the Labour party. Expect an evening of frank responses and entertaining political anecdotes. “I think people are fed up with sound bites, spin, sensation and scandal from politicians. What people really want is a chance to discuss issues that affect all our lives...” says Benn, adding “A theatre is an excellent venue for this kind of intimate evening... I get quite excited by this opportunity of bringing politics back to the people...” This show is re-scheduled from Mon 15 Nov – all tickets purchased are still valid for this date.
Tue 31 May, 7.30pm Derby Theatre £14, concessions £12, students £10
University of Derby
Graduate Fashion Show
Join the University of Derby in celebrating the talents of their Fashion Studies students, in their annual Graduate Fashion Show. Don’t miss this fantastic catwalk presentation, which will showcase hundreds of new and innovative designs. Book a VIP ticket for a champagne reception, exclusive access to the VIP area, a prime runway-side seat and entry into the prize draw! www.derby.ac.uk
Thu 2 Jun, 1.30pm & 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £3 afternoon performance, £10 standard evening performance, £15 VIP evening performance, £5 concession standard evening performance only
Smooth saxophone star Julian Smith, runner-up to Susan Boyle in 2009 Britain’s Got Talent final, has jumped off the Simon Cowell bandwagon - and landed on his feet! Julian polled an incredible 700,000 telephone votes in the final, performed a duet with Kenny G at The Royal Albert Hall and has performed for Prince Charles at Clarence House and comes to Derby as part of his 48-date nationwide tour. He will then be performing at various summer festivals in the UK and Europe before going back on the road in September. Julian is currently planning to record his new album.
Fri 3 Jun, 8pm Derby Theatre £15
What if Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty, were to wash up in the 21st Century? What would she do next? The story follows Venus from her arrival on the beach, through to her move into the city, mapping her seduction, disillusion and eventual return to the sea. The performance combines poetry, music and film with myth, art and contemporary issues – from eating disorders to shopping in Primark. With music composed and performed by Corey Mwamba, featuring Dave Dhonau and film visuals designed by Keith Allott. “Lydia Towsey is an imaginative poet and performer who carefully crafts her work for both the page and the stage. Her work is a pleasure to read and a joy to watch.” Kevin Fegan, Poet and Playwright
Written & performed by Lydia Towsey Edited & directed by Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze Developed in association with Apples & Snakes.
Fri 3 Jun, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £10, concessions £8
Step back in time and join Europe’s premier 1980s experience featuring over 35 chart-topping hits. Join a multi-talented cast of highly acclaimed singers, dancers and musicians celebrating the heroes of 80s pop. Duran Duran, The Human League, Kim Wilde, Culture Club, Madonna, Wham, Nena, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Trio, Dead or Alive and Madness are just some of the legends you will see authentically recreated ‘live’ on stage. Sing along, dance and re-live the decade that fashion forgot with the New Romantics and Cyndi Lauper-esque girls in leggings ‘n’ lace. The power dresser, the shoulder pads, the stilettos, leg warmers, and the big hair! So dig out your 80s fashions and prepare to party! Oh, and ladies; dancing around your handbag is a must! www.80smaniashow.com
Sat 4 Jun, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £18.50, concessions £16, FRIENDS £15.50 FRIENDS
The Venus Papers
SWING ‘N’ SINATRA
with Five Star Swing
As seen at the Dame Vera Lynn Charity Ball in London and BBC TV’s Children in Need. This unique ‘feel good’ show features multi-instrumentalists and vocalists with songs from the stars of Swing. With special guest - Simone, from the latter days of the Ivy Benson Orchestra, plus bandleader Chris Smith, past composer for Glenn Miller’s brother - Herb, BBC Big Band and the Royal Variety Performance. “They swing like crazy - superb!” Sheila Tracy (BBC)
Sun 5 Jun, 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre £13, concessions £11
Paul Chowdhry Not PC
Brand new material and unscripted improvisation is Paul’s trademark. Share his acute observations on subjects such as how the word ‘irony’ replaced the word ‘offensive’ and became the PC way of behaving distastefully. And why don’t friends like it when he orders from a Chinese restaurant in the same accent as the waiter? “Brutally honest, internationally acclaimed” Time Out
Thu 9 Jun, 8pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite £14, concessions £12
In 2006 Sandi Thom’s infamous debut single I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker topped the charts in seven countries with the ensuing album Smile... It Confuses People shifting nearly two million copies to date. The set will include tracks from her new album Merchants & Thieves, which features blues legend Joe Bonamassa and showcases a new sound, bringing to light her passion for the blues.
Fri 10 Jun, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £15
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After his latest popular reading tour, Charles Dickens is arguably the most famous person in the Western world – and, at the age of 57, still seems as vigorous and charismatic as ever. Yet, beneath the surface, there lurks darker secrets; his notorious affair with the young actress, Ellen Ternan, his nightly habit of frequenting the most unsavoury areas of his beloved London and his failing health.
So, when he returns to his country home at Gads Hill to write his next murder mystery story, with only his haughty sister-in-law and a pretty Cockney maid as company, what happens next has to be seen to be believed. Described as a ‘brilliant, wickedly funny play’, this is a new production of Penny Dreadful, produced by Derby Theatre Arts and specially re-worked and directed by the author.
Thu 9 – Sat 11 Jun, 7.30pm, Thu & Sat matinees 2pm Derby Theatre £12 & £14, concessions £10 & £12, matinees all tickets £10
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A spectacular adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s magical story of the boy who never grew up hits Derby when the world renowned Russian Ice Stars perform Peter Pan on Ice. Mysterious lands filled with pirates, Indians and ticking crocodiles, transport visitors to a wonderful world of make-believe as Wild Rose Ice Theatre brings to life the book which has inspired generation after generation. Unique touches, such as penny farthings being ridden across the ice as the curtain opens on the skyline of a London park, complete with chimney stacks and chimney sweeps, pave the way for a fast moving production which promises to be both lavish and spectacular, dazzling with its sheer beauty and elegance that will thrill the whole family. Based on the story by J.M. Barrie. By arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Samuel French Limited.
Wed 8 – Sun 12 Jun, Wed – Fri 7.30pm, Thu Matinee 2.30pm, Sat 1.30pm & 5pm, Sun 1.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £15 - £25, concessions £13 - £23, under 16s £15, Friends 2 for 1 on opening night, group & schools rates available FRIENDS
DOC The Musical Theatre Company
Following their highly acclaimed 2010 production of Our House (winner of three Eagle Awards), DOC presents the Derby premiere of Mel Brooks’ Tony Awardwinning musical The Producers.
Raymond Froggatt: Acoustic with Hartley Cain
For the first time in their career Raymond Froggatt and his longtime musical companion, Hartley ‘H’ Cain will be taking to the road and performing a wonderfully intimate acoustic concert that will be a truly unique experience. With all of Froggie’s hits and favourites stripped down. For those that know Raymond Froggatt it will be a very special night while providing a wonderful introduction for new fans to one of the UK’s finest folk country stars.
With two stages and over 8 hours of music, Evolution gigs are well known for providing great music, an atmosphere that everyone can enjoy and fantastic value! Featuring a mix of emerging and established talent as well as showcases from music workshops, the event boasts professional staging, lighting and sound and is a great chance for local artists to get involved in Derby LIVE’s programme. Keep up to date with news at www.myspace.com/evolutionderby
You can get involved by emailing: email@example.com
Fri 10 Jun, 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre
Sat 11 Jun, 2pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite
£4 in advance, £5 on the door
A failing producer and his accountant discover a way to make themselves more money from a flop than a successful show. They search for the worst play they can find, with the worst script, and employ the worst director. Unfortunately for them, the get-rich-quick scheme becomes complicated when the production is a rip-roaring success. A musical treat full of high energy choreography, slapstick comedy and polished performances for which DOC has a well-earned reputation.
Tue 14 - Sat 18 Jun, 7.30pm, Sat Matinee 2.30pm Derby Theatre £14 Tue night/Sat Matinee. All other performances £19, concessions £17 EARLY Amateur Theatre
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Walking the Amazon
Following the Ashes win, there is an important match to play, but relationships get in the way of Roger’s ambition to play in the premier league. Meet Roger’s oh-so-efficient wife Miriam, Bob’s wife and ex-wife, Alex’s girlfriend’s hysterics and don’t miss Maggie cuddling her ‘Little Kevin’ or the fate of Dennis’ car. By arrangement with Samuel French.
Tickets available from Beryl Boustead 01332 343649 and then from the Derby LIVE box office from 16 May.
No-one had ever attempted it before and everyone said it couldn’t be done... On 9th August 2010, British explorer Ed Stafford became the first person to walk the length of the Amazon river in South America, from its source to the sea. His epic, dangerous and exhausting journey was over 4000 miles long and took him 860 days to complete. Walking the Amazon is Ed’s account of this incredible achievement. A fascinating account of one man’s astonishing expedition of endurance.
Barry & Stuart
Join the World Magic Awards Best Comedy Illusionists and stars of BBC1’s The Magicians for a night of devious, jaw-dropping magic in a rare chance to see their uniquely inventive illusions live on stage. “The most consistently exciting force in British magic” Derren Brown This show is not suitable for children under 14.
“Truly extraordinary... in the top league of expeditions past and present.” Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Wed 15 – Sat 18 Jun, 7.45pm Derby Theatre Studio
Wed 15 Jun, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall
Thu 16 Jun, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite
£8, concessions £6
£13, concessions £11
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P26 Kaleidoscope Players
Fantastic Mr Fox
Fantastic Mr Fox is a colourful and enthralling tale written by popular children’s author Roald Dahl and adapted for the stage by David Wood. When Mr Fox steals one chicken too many, the farmers hatch a plan to put an end to his antics once and for all. Will this mean the end of Mr Fox or will he and his animal friends outwit the farmers? This story is a timeless classic for children of all ages.
Thu 16 - Sat 18 Jun, 7.15pm, Sat Matinee 2.15pm Guildhall Theatre £9, over 60s and under 16s £7.50, group rates available Amateur Theatre
Two icons in one iconic show. Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly are undoubtedly the two biggest names in rock ‘n’ roll history. Filled with over two hours of the most memorable rock ‘n’ roll songs ever recorded, this show will take you on a journey of a lifetime! The show features two of the world’s finest tribute performers - Las Vegas icon and award-winning Elvis tribute, Michael King and Stars In Their Eyes and Buddy The Musical star, Marc Robinson, backed by the UK’s number 1 rock ‘n’ roll band, Red Alert.
Fri 17 Jun, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £17, concessions £15
Victor Borge was a brilliant pianist, virtuoso comedian and, at one point, the highest paid entertainer in the world. In ‘this Broadway calibre show’ (CBC), his extraordinary life is re-told and his classic routines re-imagined for the 21st century by his acclaimed successor, Rainer Hersch (Loose Ends, Quote... Unquote, BBC Radio 4, Club Mozart, Classic FM). A hit on four continents, this show has been greeted with critical acclaim. More than just a tribute, Rainer Hersch’s Victor Borge is a rollercoaster ride of outstanding comedy and dramatic insight.
Fri 17 Jun, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £14, concessions £12
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Tony Christie 50th Anniversary Tour
Tony Christie has had top twenty hits all around the world with Las Vegas, I Did What I Did For Maria, Avenues And Alleyways, Every Word She Said and Is This the Way to Amarillo?, which sold over one and a half million copies. On its re-release on 14 March 2005, to raise money for Comic Relief, Is This the Way to Amarillo? reached number one, staying there for seven weeks and is still the biggest selling single of the century. Tony Christie’s UK tour celebrates his 50th anniversary in music and the release of his new album, Now’s The Time! which sees him going back to his soulful, musical roots, featuring collaborations with Jarvis Cocker and Roisin Murphy amongst others.
Richard Digance 40 Years on the Road
Richard Digance is known as one of the great folk entertainers of the 70s and 80s. His evergreen career has been acknowledged through numerous awards within both the music and entertainment industries. Richard is a performer who appeals to all age groups by singing his own songs, telling fun stories, whilst throwing in his popular poems and legendary audience participation sing-songs for good measure. On stage Richard is most comfortable giving two hours of original material with just a guitar, no support acts, no gimmicks, just one man with a treasure chest of stories collected over 40 years in the entertainment industry.
John Tams & Barry CoopE In concert with friends Andy Cutting (melodeon) and Graeme Taylor (guitar). One of the most popular duos on the British folk scene invite their friends to join them for an early Sunday evening concert. Throughout the year John Tams & Barry Coope take their music to festivals and concert halls but like nothing better than playing to an audience on home ground.
The show will showcase tracks from Now’s The Time! along with all the hits and songs that Tony Christie is synonymous with.
A fantastic night of truly unique entertainment.
With Derbyshire’s own Lucy Ward, the guitarist with crystal clear vocals, and the forty-strong Sheffield Folk Chorale, by far the best people’s choir in the country.
Sat 18 Jun, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall
Sat 18 Jun, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite
£22, concessions £20
Sun 19 Jun, 5pm Derby Theatre £16, concessions £15, under 16s £8
By the pricking of my thumbs something funny this way come! Shakespeare’s darkest of dark tragedies is given the Oddsocks treatment and as this popular company can make a comedy out of anything, be prepared for spine-tingling, eye-popping, rib-tickling hilarity - lots of witches! Lots of laughs!
Expect this battle against good and evil to be a physically exciting spectacle, complete with power hungry rulers, mad wives, sword fights, wandering stilted witches, walking trees, blood, wigs, music, dancing and lots of audience participation. “Laugh your odd socks off at this Shakespeare treat. Inspired interpretation of the bard.” Derby Telegraph
Tue 21 – Sat 25 Jun, 7.30pm Derby Theatre £15, concessions £13, under 16s £10
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Vin Cox’s Great Bike Ride
Global cycle touring world record
Fresh from her new Living TV Series - Psychic Sally On The Road, Britain’s best-loved celebrity psychic, Sally Morgan, returns to Derby by overwhelming public demand. Sally has used her gift over the years to help many people and her reputation has been built from her close relationship with many high profile celebrities. Sally now brings her amazing abilities and her tremendous personality to the stage with a unique theatrical experience, which is both hugely entertaining and enlightening.
In February 2010 Derby born Vin Cox set off “in search of adventure, in aid of charity, and in pursuit of a world record”. Within six months he’d cycled 18,225.7 miles alone and entered the Guinness Book of Records. More significantly for him, he’d visited countless World Heritage Sites, experienced dozens of cultures, and pushed on through some great adversities. The adventure made over £100,000 for charity and was priceless to Vin.
Another chance to see Jimmy Carr’s Laughter Therapy after a sell-out gig here in March.
Sally Morgan: Psychic Sally On The Road is experimental/investigational. There are no guaranteed or certain results and the show is for the purposes of amusement/ entertainment.
Join Vin for the full story of his adventure and revealing anecdotes about all corners of the world; from “spying” in Egypt, to an earthquake in Sumatra, snakes in Australia, a weather bomb in New Zealand and riding in the heat of Death Valley. His story will be illustrated with stunning photographs and video from the journey.
Wed 22 Jun, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall
Thu 23 Jun, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite
Fri 24 Jun, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall
£13, concessions £11
If you’ve got a sick sense of humour then maybe laughter is the best medicine. Not to be taken if you have a sensitive disposition or an overactive moral compass. Recommended dose: one brand new show to be taken annually (I said annually).
This is a fully choreographed spectacular that features 22 professionally trained Kung Fu Masters; audiences will be amazed and thrilled by their death defying Kung Fu disciplines such as qigong, animal imitation boxing, drunken boxing, and fighting with 18 kinds of dangerous traditional weapons. The internationally acclaimed production The Shaolin Warriors returns to the UK with a brand new show. This breathtaking theatrical Kung Fu Show vividly depicts the rarely-seen Kung Fu masters’ feats of agility, strength and skill, using Buddhist Meditation and their rigorous martial arts training. The show is an extravaganza, with gorgeous scenery, atmospheric music, beautiful lights and hundreds of costumes Direct from China, this show is now a huge hit over three continents, has been seen by over 500,000 people of all ages, played to sell-out audiences and has received standing ovations throughout the UK. A must-see for family audiences and martial arts experts enthusiasts alike. “... agility, grace and showmanship” Washington Post
Sat 25 Jun, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £21.50, concessions £19.50, family ticket (4) £62, group rates available
Simon was aboard the Sir Galahad when it was destroyed in Bluff Cove on the Falkland Islands in 1982. Suffering 46% burns to his body, he endured years of surgery. However, Simon was one of the lucky ones. He survived... In this special talk, held on Armed Forces Day, Simon will tell his motivating story where the only obstacles to achieving one’s targets and successes are those you create for yourself. His words, along with his irrepressible humour, infectious enthusiasm and engaging personality will certainly inspire you.
Sat 25 Jun, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £14, concessions £12
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Our Lysistrata (Liz to you) is one in a million. The original embodiment of girl power in a man’s world where women’s only weapon is sex. The women are all tired of playing widow to the war games, so Liz leads them into battle to win back their men – by staging a sexual siege!
mayonnaise to the body - get frisky with Derby LIVE Community Theatre as they embark on their third year, and no doubt their most rip-roaring and risqué endeavour to date. A show filled to the brim with innuendo. Contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.
But who will surrender first? Will peace (and love) break out? To find out this - and to learn more about the application of tuna paste with optional
Directors Tony Coffey and Pete Meakin Designer Tim Heywood
Wed 29 Jun – Sat 2 Jul See diary on page 69 for performance times Derby Theatre
BSL Signed performance Sat 2 Jul, 2.30pm Audio Described performance Sat 2 Jul, 2.30pm
Tickets £8 - £13, see page 54 for details Part of Week
Photography: Robert Day
Take a group of the hottest contemporary fiddle players from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and you have got a band that captures the excitement, passion and the sensitivity of Scottish music. The performance showcases pieces featuring the regional styles of each fiddler followed by all hands jumping in for a wonderful explosion of music. Fiddles and bows blaze away with guitar and piano for one of the most exciting and memorable fiddle ensembles ever to take to the stage. www.blazin-fiddles.com
Wed 29 Jun, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £17, concessions £15
Gatepost Theatre Company
71 years ago, the British people were under siege from German bombs as Hitler put into action his plan to invade Britain. In London, the tube stations became not only places of protection but also somewhere where people could share their worries and keep up their spirits. Join Gatepost Theatre Company in the Blitz as they recreate the 1940s through drama, humour and the music which kept the nation alive.
Fri 1 & Sat 2 Jul, 7.30pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm Guildhall Theatre £7 Amateur Theatre
Surtal Asian Arts in partnership with Derby LIVE
Bhangra Beatz With Tubsy
Derby’s new Bhangra night kicks off this July! Come and enjoy a night of traditional to modern Bhangra with industry legend Tubsy, lead musician of DCS and expert in dhol, dholak and tabla. Tubsy has played alongside Bhangra icons including Malkit Singh, Sukshinder Shinda and Pardesi, amongst others. Tubsy brings two upcoming artists, HMC and DJ Storm, to the launch night, with performances from home-grown talent. Expect a dance floor, urban and pure Bhangra beats to get your shoulders shaking!
Sat 2 Jul, 8pm – 11pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £5 in advance, £6 on the door Part of Week
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Summer Beer Festival Festival Opening Times DATE TIMES
Wed 6 Thu 7 Fri 8 Sat 9 Sun 10
18.30 - 23.00 11.30 - 16.00 & 18.30 - 23.00 11.30 - 16.00 & 17.00 - 23.00 11.30 - 16.00 & 18.30 - 23.00 12.00 - 14.30
Admission prices DATE PRICE
Wed Thu Lunch: £1 Fri Lunch: £2 17.00-18.30: £3 Sat Lunch: £3 Sun Lunch: Free
Eve: £3 Eve: £5 Eve: £6 Eve: £6
Free Admission to CAMRA Members carrying a valid membership card
In the ‘Real Ale Capital of England’. Come and visit one of the biggest and best festivals in the country. A wealth of wonderful beers and ciders, served in airconditioned comfort. Join us in celebrating 40 years of CAMRA! Derby Tourist Information has details of accommodation and beer weekends.
Extreme Rambling (Walking The Wall)
Winners of Best Live Act at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2011.
Following his sell-out nationwide show, The Manifesto, awardwinning comedian and activist, Mark Thomas returns with his brand new show. Never one to take the easy option, Mark decided to go rambling in the Middle East and walked the entire length of the Israeli Separation Barrier crossing between the Israeli and the Palestinian side.
Over the last nine years The Demon Barbers have gained major recognition for their original and imaginative approach to traditional music and song. They take mainly traditional ballads, strange tales of myth and magic and coil them, twist them, make them stranger, darker, becoming tales of Gothic danger; they don’t so much make folk rock as make traditional tales quiver and pulse with electricity.
This is the story of 300,000 settlers; a 750km wall; six arrests, one stoning; too much hummus and a simple question... Can you ever get away from it all with a good walk?
In The Demon Barber Roadshow they team up with some of England’s most exciting young traditional dancers to create a high-energy music and dance spectacular.
Live music and stalls. See website for more details www.derbycamra.org.uk
“He makes you laugh, makes you shudder, makes you angry, makes you think.” Daily Telegraph
“Check them out for proof that England’s exciting, phwoarinducing, evolving dance, song and instrumental traditions are thriving, live and very kicking.” fRoots
Wed 6 – Sun 10 Jul see table for opening times Assembly Rooms
Wed 6 Jul, 7.30pm Derby Theatre
Fri 8 Jul, 8pm Derby Theatre
See prices table above
£15, concessions £10
£15, concessions £13
3 shows from £24 See page 6
Following on from the critically acclaimed successful tours of Don’t Dress for Dinner and ‘Just Desserts!, Ian Dickens International present the exciting new tour of Changing Rooms with an all-star cast including Sam Kane (Brookside), Giles Watling (Bread) and Judy Buxton (On The Up). Bernard, recently appointed as a high flying government official, is desperately trying to get some time alone with his mistress, Brigitte. Jacqueline, his wife, is desperately trying (in between crashing the car and buying antiques) to get some time alone with her lover Robert.
Nana, their housekeeper, is desperately trying to get a quiet weekend in her employers’ apartment – without her employers! When each of them think they have managed to get rid of the others, they all set about fulfilling their heart’s desire – with predictably hilarious results. Set in the stylish world of 70’s Parisian society, this fast-moving farce will leave audiences breathlessly delighted!
“...director Ian Dickens makes sure that speed and timing are perfected for this lively romp.” The Stage on Just Desserts (previous production)
Written by Marc Camoletti Adapted by Jonathan Holloway Directed by Ian Dickens
Wed 13 – Fri 15 Jul, 7.30pm, Thu Matinee 2.30pm BSL Signed Performance Fri 15 Jul, 7.30pm Derby Theatre £8 - £21, see page 54 for details LIVE saver
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The 2011 Eagle Awards
Derby is fortunate to have one of the country’s largest and most vibrant Amateur Theatre communities. Derby LIVE is extremely proud to be presenting the second awards ceremony since the re-launch of The Eagles. ‘Amateur’ translates as ‘for the love of it’. The Eagle Awards celebrate, promote and recognise this love and the wonderful array of theatre it produces each year. Nine awards will be presented on the night, interspersed with show pieces from talented amateur performers who might not normally have access to the fantastic performing space which is Derby Theatre.
Sat 16 Jul, 7.30pm Derby Theatre £8, concessions £6
During this two-day festival, thousands of visitors will be attracted to Derby to see, meet and be tattooed or pierced by over 90 body artists from around the world. This two-day extravaganza opens its doors to all; tattoo fans, body art enthusiasts, music fans, burlesque lovers, families and anyone who just wishes to enjoy themselves. Visit 78 tattooing booths and choose from over 90 amazing international and UK artists working this event and leave the show with the tattoo or piercing of your dreams. With bars, food outlets, tattoo competitions, and more than 45 fashion and trade merchandisers will be selling their products. Make these two exciting days and nights the highlight of your summer calendar. Enjoy a fantastic party atmosphere with live music, bands, meet special guest Strongman Rob Frampton, and to add a bit of spice to the glittering gala of entertainment, enjoy a fantastic array of burlesque performances. Book on 0845 310 5364 or online at www.tattoo-2001.com
Sat 16 & Sun 17 Jul Sat 12 noon – 11pm, Sun 12 noon – 8pm Assembly Rooms In advance: £15 all day, £30 weekend ticket. On the door: £20 all day, £10 after 6pm. Under 15s FREE
State of the Art
Tattoo, Body Art & Music FestivaL
3 shows from £24 See page 6
Pratt is back! Inspector Pratt’s record of crime detection at Bagshot House is not enviable. In his previous visit, the body count mounted disastrously as he looked on, helpless and hopeless! Now he is back and, as usual, chaos reigns supreme.
This sublime comedy from Ian Dickens Productions Ltd. follows the great success of the recent critically acclaimed productions of Peter Gordon’s Murdered to Death and P.G. Wodehouse’s Come On, Jeeves.
During the course of his latest investigations, Pratt meets the new owner of the house, Nancy Allwright, and soon he is embroiled in more mystery, aided and abetted by Miss Maple and Constable Thomkins. Upper-crust Ginny and Italian gigolo, Enzo, help with enquiries, but danger soon looms with an unexpected arrival and a frightening suggestion by Welsh busybody and clairvoyant, Blodwyn Morgan.
Following on from the critically acclaimed successful tour of Murdered to Death, Ian Dickens International present the exciting new tour Death by Fatal Murder starring EastEnders’ ‘Dirty Den’ Leslie Grantham, Richard Gibson (‘Allo, ‘Allo’s Herr Otto Flick), Michelle Hardwick (Lizzie Kennoway in The Royal) and popular Ian Dickens Productions actor David Callister with more star casting to be announced.
Mon 18 – Sat 23 Jul, 7.30pm Wed & Sat Matinee 2.30pm BSL Signed Performance Sat 23 Jul, 2.30pm Derby Theatre £8 - £21, see page 54 for details LIVE saver
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Come and join Shaun and his friends in their very own live show. All your favourite characters from the hit BBC show will be here, including Bitzer, Shirley, Timmy and the rest of the flock in this magical, fully choreographed music and dance extravaganza. Shaun is stage struck and has decided to put on a very special show for all his friends, so get ready for some fabulous madcap mayhem as they dance and prance their way through a series of wonderful adventures under the nose of the short-sighted Farmer. This Emmy and BAFTA awardwinning BBC family favourite has been specially adapted for the stage by the ‘National Children’s Dramatist’ David Wood (The BFG, The Witches). Get a fleece of the action! Adapted & directed by David Wood Choreographer Bill Deamer Designer Susie Caulcutt Musical Director Simon Townley www.shaunsbigshow.com International Emmy for Best Children’s Programme November 2010.
Fri 5 – Sun 7 Aug Fri 6pm, Sat & Sun 11am, 2.30pm & 6pm BSL Signed Performance Sun 7 Aug, 2.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £15, under 16s £13, Family Ticket (4) £50, group rates available
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“The greatest musical of the decade.” International Herald Tribune
Tue 30 Aug – Sat 3 Sep, 7.30pm, Wed & Sat Matinee 2.30pm, Fri 4pm & 8pm BSL Signed and Audio Described Performance Sat 3 Sep, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £17 - £31, concessions £2 off (except Fri & Sat evening), group rates available, FRIENDS 2 for 1 on opening night FRIENDS
Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences. The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.
Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi award-winning Blood Brothers, and Bill Kenwright’s production, having recently celebrated its 21st phenomenal year in London, continues to enjoy standing ovations at every devastating performance. No wonder Blood Brothers is now ‘The musical for all time’.
“Devastating. A masterpiece. If you haven’t seen it go, if you have, go again.” News of the World
Previous cast photos
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Two Brothers & One World Cup
Soweto Gospel Choir Sat 1 Oct Assembly Rooms Great Hall
Wed 14 Sep Guildhall Theatre
DERBY COUNTY Football Legends
The Pit and the Pendulum Tue 13 & Wed 14 Sep Derby Theatre
Wed 12 Oct Assembly Rooms Great Hall
Puppetry of the Penis Thu 3 Nov Assembly Rooms Great Hall
Last Night of the Proms Sun 13 Nov Assembly Rooms Great Hall
The star of so many television and radio shows makes a welcome return to Derby. Known to many as the main presenter on BBC’s Songs of Praise as well as his weekly radio programme Good Morning Sunday on BBC Radio 2, Aled will be accompanied by guitar and piano for an evening that will feature an eclectic mix of songs and stories from his time in the public eye.
Tue 11 Oct, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £22.50 & £20.50, FRIENDS £3 off top priced tickets, group rates available FRIENDS
Join Ballet Theatre UK in their beautiful re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, The Snow Queen. This spectacular production follows the story of Gerda and her quest to find her friend Kay, whom the Snow Queen has placed under an evil spell. Gerda’s fantastic adventure takes her on a journey across the frozen north where she encounters a band of gypsy’s, enchanted reindeer and a mysterious and reclusive Lapland woman. Gerda is told by the mysterious woman to continue travelling north, where she will find Kay and the Snow Queen’s Palace of Ice. Only Gerda’s love for Kay can release him from the spell and break the Snow Queen’s curse of eternal winter. Ballet Theatre UK’s renowned company of dancers, over forty dazzling costumes and three glittering stage sets combine to create a magnificent spectacle, all set to Prokofiev’s glorious and magical score.
“Exquisite costumes, scenery and superb choreography... this mesmerising show captured the full house audience of all ages!’’ Leicester Mercury
Fri 14 Oct, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £19, concessions £17, Family (4) £65
Ballet Theatre UK
THE SNOW QUEEN
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“This is the story of what a woman’s patience can endure and what a man’s resolution can achieve” Ian Dickens International present a new adaptation of this classic Victorian thriller which has never been out of print since its first publication in 1860. With an all-star-cast including Colin Baker (Dr Who), Peter Amory (Emmerdale), and established stage and television actors Neil Stacy, Glyn Grain and Richard Tate. Walter Hartright, a handsome art teacher, is accosted by The Woman in White on a London road at midnight where she pleads with him for his help to prevent her from being taken to an asylum. She disappears just as suddenly as she appears, but this first, unsettling encounter is the beginning of a long journey which takes Walter to the darkest continents of his heart. Love, suspense and danger all combine to create this a haunting mystery of mistaken identities and stolen fortunes, heroism, high drama and volatile passions. Wilkie Collins was a contemporary and friend of Charles Dickens but outsold him in London and New York in 1860 with his first ever detective novel, The Woman in White. Now adapted into a stage drama, this fast-paced story set in Victorian England promises to captivate and delight the modern audience.
Mon 19 – Fri 23 Sep, 7.30pm, Wed & Thu Matinee, 2.30pm BSL Signed Performance Fri 23 Sep, 7.30pm Derby Theatre Tickets from £8, see page 54 for details LIVE saver
Show of Hands • Home Service • Time Gentlemen Please with The Demon Barbers Roadshow
Nancy Kerr & James Fagan • Heidi Talbot • John McCusker • Boo Hewerdine Les Barker • Andy Cutting • Steve Tilston • Martyn Wyndham-Read & Iris Bishop Judy Dunlop & Jon Scaife • Calan • David Gibb & Elly Lucas • DanceCupola more acts to be announced! After four great years as Derby Traditional Music and Arts Festival, the biggest folk event in the area returns with a new name, and a fantastic line up! The Demon Barber Roadshow return with their stunning new show, “Time Gentlemen Please” on Friday evening, Show of Hands put on their usual brilliant performance on Saturday night, and the newly re-formed Home Service (featuring John Tams) close the event on Sunday. Add in an incredible array of other acts, dances, sessions, children’s events and a great atmosphere, and this really will be a festival to remember!
Early Bird Tickets available until 31 July Full Price Friday Saturday Sat Eve Sunday Weekend
Adult £18 £28 £22 £18 £56
Student £9 £14 £11 £9 £28
Child £6 £6 £6 £6 £14
Family (x4) £42 £62 £50 £42 £126
Children: 5-15 years old Student: Valid NUS Card Holders Family: 2 Adults and 2 Children
For additional information please call PR Promotions on 01773 853428 or visit www.derbyfolkfestival.co.uk
Fri 7 – Sun 9 Oct, Fri from 6.30pm, Sat from 10am, Sat evening from 6pm, Sun from 10am Assembly Rooms See pricing table above
3 shows from £24 See page 6
Based on the novel by L P Hartley Book by David Wood Music by Richard Taylor Lyrics by David Wood and Richard Taylor
The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there. In the heat and humidity of the rural Norfolk summer in 1900, a young boy comes of age as he is unwittingly enlisted as a messenger in an adult affair of deceit and desire. This is the world premiere of a moving new musical adaptation of LP Hartley’s beautifully wistful novel
Thu 6 – Sat 29 Oct see page 69 for performance times Derby Theatre Tickets £8 - £21, see page 54 for details
of naivety, nostalgia and the end of innocence, perhaps best known as a film of the same name starring Julie Christie and Alan Bates. Warning: Contains scenes of a sexual nature.
Director Roger Haines Musical Director Jonathan Gill Sound Designer Mic Pool
Developed in association with Perfect Pitch
BSL Signed performances Sat 22 Oct, 2.30pm & Thu 27 Oct, 7.30pm Audio Described performances Sat 22 Oct, 2.30pm & Wed 26 Oct, 7.30pm Post Show Discussion Thu 27 Oct Twilight Workshops available. See page 57
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by Roald Dahl Adapted by David Wood
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Late one night, Sophie is snatched from her bed in the orphanage by the BFG, who takes her back to his cave in Giant Country. The BFG – Big Friendly Giant – is a dream-blowing giant who blows lovely golden dreams into the bedrooms of sleeping children. The two soon become the best of friends, feasting together on disgusterous stinking snozzcumbers, washed down with frobscottle and making whizzpoppers together.
Sophie and the BFG quickly make plans to save them, enlisting the help of the Queen of England, the Head of the Army and the Head of the Airforce in their battle against the other giants.
But catasterous disastrophe strikes. The other giants are not nearly so nice. Their favourite pastime is feasting each night on human beans, and have set their sights on their next meal – the chillders of England.
Director Ellie Jones
Tue 29 Nov – Sat 14 Jan See diary on p70 for performance times Derby Theatre
BSL Signed performances Fri 9 Dec, 7.15pm, Fri 23 Dec, 2.15pm & Sat 14 Jan, 2.15pm Audio Described performances Wed 21 Dec, 7.15pm & Sat 24 Dec, 1.15pm
Tickets bought up to 31 Oct £8 - £21. Tickets bought from 1 Nov £8 - £24. See page 54 for details. LIVE saver
Derby LIVE’s brand new production of this classic Roald Dahl tale promises to delight and enthral audiences this Christmas – from little chillders to Big Friendly Grandpas!
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Dick Whittington and his Cat will be striding into Derby this Christmas for a pantomime adventure paved in gold, packed with comedy capers and polished off with all the winning ingredients Derby LIVE audiences have come to expect. Along side our handsome hero is a host of colourful characters waiting to entertain and enthral you all! Sarah the Cook will be dishing out huge helpings of comedy aided and abetted by the loveable Idle Jack, who will both join Dick, Tommy the Cat, the Captain and Mate on the good ship Saucy Sal as they set sail to discover unfound treasures. Shipwrecked in Morocco, Dick and Tommy the Cat will need to come to the rescue of the Sultan but with a dastardly King Rat ducking, diving and conniving, it will take all of Tommy’s prowess to rid the country of rats. Will Dick then make it back to London and become Lord Mayor? Will he find true love in the arms of Alice? Maybe with a little sprinkling of magic and sparkle from Fairy Bow Bells our pantomime adventure will have the happy ever after ending it deserves! Written by Keith & Ben Simmons Director Kenn Oldfield
Wed 7 Dec – Sun 8 Jan See diary on p70 for performance times Assembly Rooms - Great Hall Tickets bought up to 31 Oct £8 - £21. Tickets bought from 1 Nov £8 - £24. See page 54 for details.
FRIENDS Meet the Cast Night Fri 16 Dec, 7pm BSL Signed performances Tue 13 Dec, 2pm, Sat 17 Dec, 6pm, Tue 27 Dec, 2pm & Sat 7 Jan, 2pm Audio Described performances Tue 3 Jan, 7pm & Sat 7 Jan, 2pm
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Visit the market place every month to enjoy a unique range of locally and internationally sourced produce, including cheeses, meats, vegetables, breads, pies, cakes and plants – or for the more adventurous, ostrich burgers.
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Thu 21 Apr & every third Thu monthly, 8am – 2pm Market Place FREE
The Big One
The Big One will be a fun-packed day of family entertainment. Chaddesden Park will play host to numerous events available for the whole family throughout the day, including various dance displays, a fun dog show, a falconry display, climbing wall and car boot sale. Therapists, origami, artcore and photography will be based in the AGE UK building, which is on the park. Various musicians and artists will entertain the crowd.
Sun 5 Jun, 11am – 5pm Chaddesden Park FREE
If you are looking for that unique gift for someone special then make sure you visit the Craft Market in Derby’s Market Place this July. Products may include: Clothes, Accessories, Glass Products, Ceramics, Flowers, Toys, Soap, Confectionary, Antiques, Greeting Cards, Aromatherapy, Furnishings, Candles, Bags, Photography, Artists Works, Stationary, Jewellery and Collectables. www.artsandcraftfairs.org
Fri 1 – Sat 2 Jul, Fri 10am – 6pm & Sat 10am – 4.30pm Market Place FREE
Italia in Piazza returns to Derby for a second visit, following a successful two days in October last year.
Italia in Piazza
Italia in Piazza is a traditional Italian Food Market comprising of 18 gazebos. All of the foods on sale, except some of the breads, are imported direct from producers in Italy. There will be a wide variety of foods on sale including a vast array of cheeses and cured meats, a wonderful selection of the classic Cremona Torrone (nougat), cakes, sweets and a variety of biscuits. The market will feature a variety of olive oils, balsamic vinegars and a selection of olives, as well as different shapes and sizes of pasta and speciality breads. A date for your diary: the market is due to return on Fri 28 & Sat 29 Oct.
Fri 13 & Sat 14 May, 9am – 5pm Market Place
The Observation Wheel
Fri 16 Sep - Sun 30 Oct Returning to Derby this Autumn. For more information visit the Derby LIVE website.
Following last year’s record-breaking event, Festé returns for a fifth year, bringing world-class live performance, music, film and spectacle to Derby! This year’s festival will bring a variety of international and local artists together for two days of breathtaking live performances to stimulate your senses.
The schedule for 2011 will include the return of Sarruga, who thrilled Derby with their giant insects and dragons in 2007 and 2008, with another of their jaw-dropping shows. www.derbyfeste.com Derby Festé is organised by QUAD, déda and Derby LIVE.
Fri 23 & Sat 24 Sep Various locations in Derby FREE
01332 255 800
BP Summer Big Screens Royal Opera House Live Relays
Pack up your picnic and head down to the Market Place for three sunny evenings of ballet & opera. Seating provided.
The Royal Ballet
Wed 1 Jun, 7.30pm A student’s affair with the beautiful Manon is a story of passion, lechery, violence, devotion and tragedy. Manon’s fickleness in choosing between true love and a life of money and comfort proves the downfall of her and her lover, taking them both from youthful hope in Paris to death in the swamps of Louisiana.
The Royal Opera
The Royal Opera
Mon 4 Jul, 7.30pm
Wed 13 Jul, 7.30pm
The story of a Japanese Geisha’s love for an American naval officer moved Puccini to compose music of rare and sensual beauty, but also of heartrending power as the tragedy unfolds to its devastating conclusion.
This production of Cinderella is filled with wit and elegance to match Massenet’s delightfully tuneful score, set against a backdrop of fantastic sets and costumes of fairytale charm.
With exceptional dancers, lavish costumes and sets, stunning choreography and intense characterisations which bring to life this passionate and dramatic work, which has adult themes.
Big Screen, Market Place, from 6.30pm onwards FREE
Don’t miss Last Night of the Proms
10 Sep, from 4pm FREE
Take your seat in the Market Place for Last Night of the Proms – one of the most popular classical music concerts in the world. Live local entertainment will be on offer and seating provided. Check website nearer the time for exact timings. www.bbc.co.uk/bigscreens
Seating plans & prices for: Derby LIVE productions • Be My Baby • Lysistrata* • The Go Between • The BFG* • Dick Whittington*
Visiting productions • Lark Rise to Candleford • Changing Rooms • Death by Fatal Murder • The Woman in White
STAGE C1 D1
STAGE A24 B26 C29 D31 E34 F36 G38 H40 J41 K42 L43 M44 N43
O1 P4 W= WHEELCHAIR SPACE
Previews & weekday matinees*
Family Ticket † (The BFG and Dick Whittington)
Mon - Thu evenings & weekend matinees*
Family Ticket† (The BFG and Dick Whittington)
Fri – Sun evenings*
Family Ticket (The BFG and Dick Whittington)
H1 J1 K1 L1 M1 N1
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SEATS & PRICES
ASSEMBLY ROOMS GREAT HALL
* The BFG and Dick Whittington - all performances Thu 22 Dec - Tue 3 Jan inclusive priced as Fri - Sun evenings. Prices go up on 1 Nov to £8 - £24. Under 16s pay the Bargain seat price wherever they sit. † 2 adult & 2 child tickets * Lysistrata - All performances priced as previews and weekday matinees. Concessions Concession prices are shown in brackets, and are available to under 16s, over 60s, registered unemployed, registered disabled people, and full time students.
Schools Schools tickets are just £8.50 (£9 for The BFG & Dick Whittington, rising to £9.25 on 1 Nov), with one free ticket for teachers/supervisors for every 10 bought (tickets not available on Bargain seats, or 22 Dec – 3 Jan inclusive).
Groups Come as a group and make great savings: 10+ save 15% 20+ save 20% 100+ save 25%
FRIENDS FRIENDS of Derby LIVE get 2 for 1 tickets for preview & press nights and the first night of visiting LIVEsaver shows (see diary on page 90 for details) and 10% off LIVEsaver tickets. Membership is just £18 per year, with a whole lot of benefits - see page 5 for details.
SEE MORE 3 shows from just £24 See page 6 for details
For just £12.95, enjoy a two course meal in the Assembly Rooms’ 45 Suite before Great Hall shows.* Complement your meal with a selection of reasonably priced wines from around the world, and for an extra £3.95, why not indulge in a third course!
For more information (including menus) or to book*, contact Box Office on 01332 255800 or firstname.lastname@example.org or look online at www.derbylive.co.uk *Look out for the Pre-show Dining icon throughout the brochure. A minimum of 4 days notice is required.
talks to groups
Pre-show talks for Derby LIVE productions – FREE when you book 10 or more tickets. All talks are subject to availability and by prior arrangement only.
Want to know more about Derby LIVE and theatre-making? We offer talks about Derby LIVE, the theatre-making process, as well as specialist talks on request. You can come to us in one of our venues or we’ll come to you. £30 plus expenses.
For more information or to book, contact Anita Bush on 01332 287337 or email email@example.com
A Lady with a Lamp 2010
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. Productions to date have included: Nicholas Nickleby (2009) A Lady with a Lamp (2010) Squeakers (2011) Auditions for our Youth Theatre are usually held in September each year.
For information on anything on these pages please contact Kim Miller, Learning & Inclusion Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01332 287336
Cranford The Musical 2010
Derby LIVE Community Theatre The Derby LIVE Community Theatre launched in 2009 with a very successful production of Peer Gynt and in 2010 staged Cranford the Musical with Big Adventures Theatre Company. This yearâ€™s production Lysistrata takes place at Derby Theatre from Wed 29 Jun - Sat 2 Jul â€“ see p31.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SCHOOLS
Education Days We run Education Days alongside selected Derby LIVE productions. Students have the chance to take part in a workshop before seeing a performance: Be My Baby Tue 17 May, 4pm Tickets for the workshop and performance cost just ÂŁ13 per student.
Tickets Most schools tickets are priced at just ÂŁ8.50, we give one ticket free for every ten bought, for teachers/ supervisors.
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.
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.
Work Experience We run work experience placements throughout the year. For more details contact Anita Bush, Learning & Inclusion Officer: email@example.com or on 01332 287337.
Workshops are available this season on Be My Baby, The Go Between. Contact Kim Miller on 01332 287336 for details or to book.
PLAYMAKERS post-show discussions Playmakers is for children aged 4-8. It provides an early opportunity to gain basic skills in drama and performance, as well as focusing on the key skills of speaking, listening and team work. For more information please contact Anita Bush on 01332 287337 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Become a Derby LIVE Corporate Associate, a great way to raise your company’s profile, entertain both your clients and employees, and to support the arts in Derby. To find out more, contact Kelly Smith on 01332 255427 or email@example.com
£350 per year*
£1250 per year*
£2500 per year*
• Your logo in our brochure, on our website and in programmes
Receive all Premium Advertising Associate benefits plus: • 20 tickets
Receive all Gold Associate benefits plus: • 50 tickets
Premium Advertising Associate £750 per year* • Your logo in our brochure, on our website and in programmes • Year-long profile on our digital venue screens • Profile at two events
*All prices are exclusive of VAT.
(subject to availability, limited to 30 tickets per year)
• All year round best-price ticket offers for your employees (subject to availability, limited to 30 tickets per event)
• Use of a VIP area and personal events organiser at your chosen event • Exclusive invitations to press & guest nights and meet the cast events • Priority booking opportunities
(subject to availability, selected events)
• 10 additional tickets for our pantomime • Two complimentary hires of the Assembly Rooms’ 45 Suite or Reception Suite • Quarter page advert in our brochure
Would you like to reach 445,000 people at 1200 wide-ranging events across the city of Derby? With Derby LIVE you can.
LOOKING FOR FRESH WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR PROFILE?
We offer a great range of opportunities for creative targeted marketing and advertising to our customers. Whether it be a direct mail campaign, profile & distribution at our events or something tailored just to your needs, youâ€™ll be sure to see real results by working with Derby LIVE.
To find out more, contact Kelly Smith on 01332 255427 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Merchant of Venice Feb 2011
We would like to thank and acknowledge our key supporters:
We are members of The Association of Festival Organisers
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So are over 400,000 people a year who attend Derby LIVE events To find out more about advertising opportunities at Derby LIVE turn back to the last page or contact Kelly Smith on 01332 255427 or email@example.com
ACCESS We believe that theatregoing should be accessible to all, and have a strong commitment to making this happen. Please let us know if thereâ€™s anything we can do to improve your experience with us.
This brochure is available in large print, Braille and on audio CD. You can also view it online at www.derbylive.co.uk To request another format or for a full access guide, contact Box Office.
Let us know if you would like to be kept up to date with access information. Just let the Box Office know by phone or email. WC
Most public areas of our venues are accessible, with all areas except the balconies accessible by lift. All venues have disabled toilets.
Assistance dogs are welcome at all venues. Please let the Box Office know when you book or at least 24 hours in advance.
Infra-red Sound System
An infra-red sound system is available in all our auditoria. 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. Even with a digital hearing aid, as with an analogue one, you will still require a headset, neck loop or hearing aid attachment. Please ask the Duty Manager when you arrive.
Essential Companion Scheme
We now offer a free ticket to customers who need someone with them to assist with mobility or guidance. You need to apply to join the scheme (as an individual or as an organisation). Application forms are downloadable from our website or you can request one from the Box Office.
Derby LIVE Box Office Wheelchair spaces
Wheelchair spaces are available in all venues; please let the Box Office know when you book so we can allocate your seat accordingly.
Telephone 01332 255 800 Typetalk 18001 01332 255 800 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Online www.derbylive.co.uk
British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreted
Please let Box Office know where you would like to sit: directly in front of the interpreter or on the opposite side, looking across the stage/action. Thanks to our sign interpreters co-ordinated by Sarah Gatford-Ball and TheatreTerp. Unless otherwise stated the interpreter is Sarah Gatford-Ball.
Ideal for blind and partially sighted people, audio description is a form of audio-visual translation, using the natural pauses in dialogue or between critical sound elements to insert narrative that translates the visual image into a sense form.
Lark Rise to Candleford Wed 11 May, 7.30pm Be My Baby Sat 14 May, 2.30pm & Thu 19 May, 7.30pm Lysistrata Sat 2 Jul, 2.30pm Changing Rooms Fri 15 Jul, 7.30pm Death by Fatal Murder Sat 23 Jul, 2.30pm Shaunâ€™s Big Show Sun 7 Aug, 2.30pm Blood Brothers Sat 3 Sep, 7.30pm The Woman in White Fri 23 Sep, 7.30pm The Go Between Sat 22 Oct, 2.30pm & Thu 27 Oct, 7.30pm The BFG Fri 9 Dec, 7.15pm, Fri 23 Dec, 2.15pm & Sat 14 Jan, 2.15pm Dick Whittington Tue 13 Dec, 2pm, Sat 17 Dec, 6pm, Tue 27 Dec, 2pm & Sat 7 Jan, 2pm
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. Thanks to our audio describers: Stef Bell, Naomi Wilds and Louisa Sanfey. Be My Baby Sat 14 May, 2.30pm & Wed 18 May, 7.30pm Lysistrata Sat 2 Jul, 2.30pm Blood Brothers Sat 3 Sep, 7.30pm The Go Between Sat 22 Oct, 2.30pm & Wed 26 Oct, 7.30pm The BFG Wed 21 Dec, 7.15pm & Sat 24 Dec, 1.15pm Dick Whittington Tue 3 Jan, 7pm & Sat 7 Jan, 2pm
We are proud to be a part of Scene and Sound. Visit www.sceneandsound.co.uk where you will find access performance listings for other venues.
Thank you. We would like to say a very special thank you to Sarah Gatford-Ball and Stef Bell for all that they do to provide and promote access services for Derby LIVE.
Assembly Rooms & Guildhall Theatre
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 deatils).
HOW TO FIND US
Derby Theatre Derby Theatre is located on Theatre Walk within Derby Westfield (see map). Avoid the queues! Buy a pre-paid evening car park ticket for Westfield basement for just £1.60 - available from the Box Office.
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.
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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Derby LIVE offers a wide range of facilities available for hire. From small meetings to large scale conferences – we’re happy to cater to your needs.
• 45 Suite With a flat floor area and three small bays, lends itself to small boardroom style meetings and recruitment fairs
We’re ideally located in the centre of Derby and the UK, close to the railway station & approximately 20 minutes from the M1. We have an adjoining multi-storey 200 space car park, which can on occasion be booked exclusively for your use, and a good range of quality hotels nearby.
Our professional on-site caterers offer a full catering service - anything from tea & biscuits to a banquet. 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!
We have four flexible spaces available for hire, as well as large airy foyers and wheelchair access to most of the venues: • Great Hall Our largest space adapts to suit a wide range of activities and has played host to televised snooker events, wedding fairs, AGMs and trade exhibitions • Darwin Suite Accommodates a wide range of smaller events such as trade exhibitions, seminars, presentations and dinner/dances. • Reception Suite Perfect for meetings/presentations
If you or any of your colleagues would like to look round our facilities or you would like to discuss availability please contact Heather Errington on 01332 255443 or email email@example.com Download the conference brochure from www.derbylive.co.uk
HOW TO BOOK
Derby LIVE Box Office is open Mon - Sat, 10am - 8pm* Open 1 hour before the show on Sundays & Bank Holidays.
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Book online 24hrs a day.
Market Place, Derby DE1 3AH
Theatre Walk, Westfield, Derby DE1 2NF
www.derbylive.co.uk Email us with your query or booking.
CONCESSIONS Concessions are available to under 16s, over 60s, registered unemployed, registered disabled people, and full time students. Proof may be required. 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 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to receive regular information on our group booking activities. 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!
Assembly Rooms Box Office Derby Theatre Box Office* *Derby Theatre Box Office closes at 6pm when there is no evening performance
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. RESERVATIONS We can reserve tickets for you for 48 hours. 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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BSL Signed Performance
Audio Described Performance
Post Show Discussion
Derby Theatre Studio
APRIL Wed 27 M The Blues Band 8pm Thu 28 M That’ll Be The Day 7.30pm Fri 29 T Be My Baby 7.30pm P Sat 30 T Be My Baby 7.30pm P C Lenny Henry 7.30pm
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MAY Mon 2 T Be My Baby 7.30pm P Tue 3 T Be My Baby 7pm PN Wed 4 T Be My Baby 7.30pm Thu 5 T Be My Baby 7.30pm T Stories 8pm Fri 6 T Be My Baby 7.30pm D Tango Fire 7.30pm D T Adeste Stories 8pm C Miles Jupp 8pm Sat 7 T Be My Baby 2.30pm T Be My Baby 7.30pm Sun 8 M Kieran Goss 8pm Mon 9 T Be My Baby 7.30pm Tue 10 T Be My Baby 7.30pm M Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra 7.30pm D T Lark Rise to Candleford 7.30pm Wed 11 T Be My Baby 1.30pm T Be My Baby 7.30pm T Lark Rise to Candleford 7.30pm BSL M Foster & Allen 7.30pm D Thu 12 T Be My Baby 7.30pm Fri 13 E Italia in Piazza 9am T Be My Baby 7.30pm E Mark Radcliffe 8.30pm Sat 14 E Italia in Piazza 9am T Be My Baby 2.30pm BSL AD T Be My Baby 7.30pm C The Comedians 7.30pm D Sun 15 M Folk 4 Heroes 5pm Mon 16 T Be My Baby 7.30pm Tue 17 T Be My Baby - Education Day 4pm T Be My Baby 7.30pm C Dom Joly 8pm D Wed 18 T Be My Baby 1.30pm T Be My Baby 7.30pm AD M Harlem Gospel Choir 7.30pm D
DT p08 DT p08 DT p08 DT p08 DTS p10 DT p08 AR p10 DTS p10 AR p11 DT p08 DT p08 AR p11 DT p08 DT p08 AR p11 GH p12 DT p08 DT p08 GH p11 AR p08 DT p08 MP p51 DT p08 AR p13 MP p51 DT p08 DT p08 AR p13 AR p13 DT p08 DT p08 DT p08 AR p14 DT p08 DT p08 AR p14
Thu 19 E Farmers’ Market 8am V We’ll Meet Again 2.30pm T Be My Baby 7.30pm PSD BSL C Ian D Montfort 8pm Fri 20 T Be My Baby 7.30pm Sat 21 T Be My Baby 7.30pm Sun 22 C The Humour of Noel Coward 7pm Mon 23 E Snooker Legends 7pm D Tue 24 C Imran Yusuf 8pm Thu 26 M Them Beatles D T The Country Child 7.30pm Fri 27 T The Country Child 7.30pm C Milton Jones 8pm D Sat 28 T The Country Child 2pm T The Country Child 7.30pm Sun 29 C One Man Star Wars 7.30pm Tue 31 E An Evening with Tony Benn 7.30pm
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JUNE Wed 1 Thu 2 Fri 3 Fri 3 Sat 4 Sun 5 Wed 8 Thu 9 Fri 10 Sat 11 Sun 12 Tue 14
E BP Summer Big Screens - Manon E Graduate Fashion Show 1.30pm E Graduate Fashion Show 7.30pm M Julian Smith 8pm E The Venus Papers 8pm M 80s Mania 7.30pm D E The Big One M Swing ‘n’ Sinatra 7.30pm F Peter Pan On Ice 7.30pm D F Peter Pan On Ice 2.30pm T Penny Dreadful 2pm F Peter Pan On Ice 7.30pm D T Penny Dreadful 7.30pm C Paul Chowdhry 8pm F Peter Pan On Ice 7.30pm D T Penny Dreadful 7.30pm M Raymond Froggatt 7.30pm M Sandi Thom 8pm F Peter Pan On Ice 1.30pm T Penny Dreadful 2pm M Evolution 2pm F Peter Pan On Ice 5pm T Penny Dreadful 7.30pm F Peter Pan On Ice 1.30pm T The Producers 7.30pm
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P69 Wed 15 T The Producers 7.30pm E Ed Stafford 7.30pm T Outside Edge 7.45pm Thu 16 E Farmers’ Market 8am T Fantastic Mr Fox 7.15pm T The Producers 7.30pm T Outside Edge 7.45pm C Barry & Stuart 8pm Fri 17 T Fantastic Mr Fox 7.15pm T The Producers 7.30pm M Elvis & Buddy 7.30pm D T Outside Edge 7.45pm C Victor Borge 8pm Sat 18 T Fantastic Mr Fox 2.15pm T The Producers 2.30pm T Fantastic Mr Fox 7.15pm T The Producers 7.30pm M Tony Christie 7.30pm D T Outside Edge 7.45pm M Richard Digance 8pm Sun 19 M John Tams & Barry Coope 5pm Tue 21 T Macbeth 7.30pm Wed 22 T Macbeth 7.30pm E Sally Morgan 7.30pm D Thu 23 T Macbeth 7.30pm E Vin Cox’s Great Bike Ride 7.30pm Fri 24 T Macbeth 7.30pm C Jimmy Carr 8pm D Sat 25 E Shaolin Warriors 7.30pm D T Macbeth 7.30pm E Simon Weston 7.30pm Wed 29 T Lysistrata 7.30pm PN M Blazin’ Fiddles 8pm Thu 30 T Lysistrata 7.30pm
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E Craft Market 9am T Lysistrata 7.30pm T Keep Smiling Through 7.30pm E Craft Market 9am T Lysistrata 2.30pm BSL AD T Keep Smiling Through 2.30pm T Lysistrata 7.30pm T Keep Smiling Through 7.30pm M Bhangra Beatz 8pm E BP Summer Big Screens - Madam Butterfly E Beer Festival: Evening 6.30pm - 11.00pm C Mark Thomas 7.30pm E Beer Festival: Afternoon 11.30am - 15.00pm E Beer Festival: Evening 6.30pm - 11.00pm E Beer Festival: Afternoon 11.30am - 15.00pm E Beer Festival: Evening 6.30pm - 11.00pm M The Demon Barber Roadshow 8pm E Beer Festival: Afternoon 11.30am - 16.00pm E Beer Festival: Evening 6.30pm - 11.00pm
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Sun 10 E Beer Festival: Afternoon 12noon - 14.30pm AR p33 Wed 13 E BP Summer Big Screens - Cinderella MP p53 T Changing Rooms 7.30pm DT p34 Thu 14 T Changing Rooms 2.30pm DT p34 T Changing Rooms 7.30pm DT p34 Fri 15 T Changing Rooms 7.30pm BSL DT p34 E Tattoo, Body Art & Music Festival 12noon-11pm AR p35 E The 2011 Eagle Awards 7.30pm DT p35 Sun 17 E Tattoo, Body Art & Music Festival 12noon - 8pm AR p35 Mon 18 T Death by Fatal Murder 7.30pm DT p36 Tue 19 T Death by Fatal Murder 7.30pm DT p36 Wed 20 T Death by Fatal Murder 2.30pm DT p36 T Death by Fatal Murder 7.30pm DT p36 Thu 21 E Farmers’ Market 8am MP p50 T Death by Fatal Murder 7.30pm DT p36 Fri 22 T Death by Fatal Murder 7.30pm DT p36 Sat 23 T Death by Fatal Murder 2.30pm BSL DT p36 Death by Fatal Murder 7.30pm DT p36
AUGUST Fri 5 F Shaun’s Big Show 6pm Sat 6 F Shaun’s Big Show 11am F Shaun’s Big Show 2.30pm F Shaun’s Big Show 6pm Sun 7 F Shaun’s Big Show 11am F Shaun’s Big Show 2.30pm BSL F Shaun’s Big Show 6pm Thu 18 E Farmers’ Market 8am Tue 30 T Blood Brothers 7.30pm Wed 31 T Blood Brothers 2.30pm T Blood Brothers 7.30pm
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SEPTEMBER Thu 1 T Blood Brothers 7.30pm Fri 2 T Blood Brothers 4pm T Blood Brothers 8pm Sat 3 T Blood Brothers 2.30pm T Blood Brothers 7.30pm BSL AD Tue 13 T The Pit & The Pendulum 7.30pm Wed 14 T The Pit & The Pendulum 2.30pm Two Brothers and One World Cup 7.30pm T The Pit & The Pendulum 7.30pm Thu 16 E Farmers’ Market 8am Mon 19 T The Woman in White 7.30pm Tue 20 T The Woman in White 7.30pm Wed 21 T The Woman in White 2.30pm T The Woman in White 7.30pm Thu 22 T The Woman in White 2.30pm T The Woman in White 7.30pm Fri 23 E Derby Festé 2011 T The Woman in White 7.30pm BSL Sat 24 E Derby Festé 2011
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OCTOBER Sat 1 M Soweto Gospel Choir 7.30pm Thu 6 T The Go Between 7.30pm P Fri 7 T The Go Between 7.30pm P M Derby Folk Festival: Evening 6.30pm Sat 8 T Derby Folk Festival 10am The Go Between 7.30pm P Sun 9 M Derby Folk Festival 10am Mon 10 T The Go Between 7.30pm P Tue 11 T The Go Between 7pm PN M Aled Jones 7.30pm Wed 12 E Derby County Football Legends 7.30pm The Go Between 7.30pm Thu 13 T The Go Between 7.30pm Fri 14 T The Go Between 7.30pm D The Snow Queen 7.30pm Sat 15 T The Go Between 2.30pm T The Go Between 7.30pm Mon 17 T The Go Between 7.30pm Tue 18 T The Go Between 7.30pm Wed 19 T The Go Between 1.30pm T The Go Between 7.30pm Thu 20 E Farmers’ Market 8am T The Go Between 7.30pm Fri 21 T The Go Between 7.30pm Sat 22 T The Go Between 2.30pm BSL AD T The Go Between 7.30pm Mon 24 T The Go Between 7.30pm Tue 25 T The Go Between 7.30pm Wed 26 T The Go Between 1.30pm T The Go Between 7.30pm AD Thu 27 T The Go Between 7.30pm PSD BSL Fri 28 E Italia in Piazza 9am T The Go Between 7.30pm Sat 29 E Italia in Piazza 9am T The Go Between 7.30pm
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NOVEMBER Thu 3 V Puppetry of the Penis 7.30pm Sun 13 M Last Night of the Proms 3pm Thu 17 E Farmers’ Market 8am Tue 29 F The BFG 10.15am P Wed 30 F The BFG 10.15am P
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DECEMBER Thu 1 Fri 2 Sat 3 Tue 6 Wed 7
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The BFG 7.15pm P The BFG 7pm PN The BFG 2.15pm The BFG 7.15pm The BFG 10.15am Dick Whittington 10.15am P The BFG 10.15am Dick Whittington 2pm P The BFG 2.15pm
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Thu 8 F Dick Whittington 10.15am P F The BFG 10.15am F Dick Whittington 2pm P F The BFG 7.15pm Fri 9 F Dick Whittington 10.15am P F Dick Whittington 7pm PN F The BFG 7.15pm BSL Sat 10 F Dick Whittington 2pm F The BFG 2.15pm F Dick Whittington 6pm F The BFG 7.15pm Sun 11 F Dick Whittington 1pm F Dick Whittington 5pm Tue 13 F Dick Whittington 10.15am F The BFG 10.15am F Dick Whittington 2pm BSL Wed 14 F Dick Whittington 10.15am F The BFG 10.15am F Dick Whittington 2pm F The BFG 2.15pm Thu 15 E Farmers’ Market 8am F Dick Whittington 10.15am F The BFG 10.15am F Dick Whittington 2pm F The BFG 7.15pm Fri 16 F Dick Whittington 10.15am F Dick Whittington 7pm F The BFG 7.15pm Sat 17 F Dick Whittington 2pm F The BFG 2.15pm AD F Dick Whittington 6pm BSL F The BFG 7.15pm Sun 18 F Dick Whittington 1pm F Dick Whittington 5pm Tue 20 F Dick Whittington 10.15am F The BFG 10.15am F Dick Whittington 2pm F The BFG 2.15pm Wed 21 F Dick Whittington 10.15am F The BFG 10.15am F Dick Whittington 7pm F The BFG 7.15pm AD Thu 22 F Dick Whittington 2pm F Dick Whittington 7pm F The BFG 7.15pm Fri 23 F Dick Whittington 2pm F The BFG 2.15pm BSL F Dick Whittington 7pm F The BFG 7.15pm Sat 24 F The BFG 1.15pm AD F Dick Whittington 2pm F The BFG 5.15pm F Dick Whittington 6pm Mon 26 F Dick Whittington 2pm F The BFG 5.15pm F Dick Whittington 6pm
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Dick Whittington 2pm BSL The BFG 5.15pm Dick Whittington 6pm Dick Whittington 2pm The BFG 2.15pm Dick Whittington 7pm The BFG 7.15pm Dick Whittington 2pm The BFG 2.15pm Dick Whittington 7pm The BFG 7.15pm Dick Whittington 2pm The BFG 2.15pm Dick Whittington 7pm The BFG 7.15pm The BFG 1.15pm Dick Whittington 2pm The BFG 5.15pm Dick Whittington 6pm
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JANUARY Mon 2 Tue 3 Wed 4 Thu 5 Fri 6 Sat 7 Sun 8 Tue 10 Wed 11 Thu 12 Fri 13 Sat 14
F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F
Dick Whittington 2pm Dick Whittington 6pm Dick Whittington 2pm The BFG 2.15pm Dick Whittington 7pm AD The BFG 2.15pm Dick Whittington 10.15am The BFG 10.15am Dick Whittington 2pm The BFG 2.15pm Dick Whittington 10.15am The BFG 10.15am Dick Whittington 7pm The BFG 7.15pm Dick Whittington 2pm BSL AD The BFG 2.15pm Dick Whittington 6pm The BFG 7.15pm Dick Whittington 1pm Dick Whittington 5pm The BFG 10.15am The BFG 10.15am The BFG 2.15pm The BFG 10.15am The BFG 7.15pm The BFG 7.15pm The BFG 2.15pm BSL The BFG 7.15pm
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Published on Mar 21, 2011