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LIVE performances, events & festivals

summer 2012

Don’t miss

Girls Night Tue 1 – Sat 5 May

Stewart Francis Wed 16 May

The Waterboys Thu 17 May

The Little Big Club Tue 24 July

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Summer brings with it another jam-packed season at Derby LIVE. We might have one less venue under our umbrella, as Derby Theatre strikes out on its own, but there’s more than ever going on at the Assembly Rooms, Guildhall Theatre and across the city in our Outdoor Events programme. More LIVE performances, events and festivals, with more opportunities to let us make you laugh out loud, move you to tears, challenge you, enthral you and excite you.

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There are also a few new developments that we hope will improve your whole Derby LIVE experience… Our new-look brochure includes highlight sections throughout with our recommendations whether you’re new to us or a seasoned spectator. We have a new Market Place neighbour in the Assembly Rooms, ASK Italian, a great place to eat before the show. And finally, lots of you have been asking us for this for a long time, and we’re excited to say that from mid-April you’ll be able to pick your own seat online! Your whole online buying experience will be hugely improved and also the cheapest way to book. And that’s not all – we’re busy working on a brand new website, coming later this summer…

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Sign up or update your account online (from mid-April) or by calling the Box Office to keep up to date with Derby LIVE news and information. We send brochures by post and monthly e-newsletters – just let us know what’s best for you.


LIVEsaver LIVEsaver is changing! Look out for lots more offers coming up in autumn, but for now, to whet your appetite, why not take advantage of this great offer… Buy tickets for Calendar Girls or Snow Play and get 25% off full price tickets for pantomime Peter Pan. Book before 31 Oct and that’s ON TOP of our great Earlybird panto discounts!

Aged 16-26? Then for just £1 a year, you can become a fiverLIVER and access £5 tickets for a wide range of events. To join just call into the Box Office with your proof of age and £1 and we’ll take it from there. As a fiverLIVER you’ll get monthly email updates reminding you what tickets are available. Have a look now at derbylive.co.uk/fiverLIVE

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pick a seat From mid-April you’ll be able to pick your own seat when booking online! It’s been a long time coming and we hope you like it, please let us know what you think. A brand new website is on the way later this summer with lots more features to make your online experience for browsing and buying much, much better. Go online and have a go!

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Calendar Girls See page 38

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Starring Gillian Taylforth, Kim Taylforth and Rebecca Wheatley

A brilliantly funny musical comedy, jam-packed with all the elements you’d want for a fabulous night out – fun, friendship and fantastic music! Five life-long friends celebrate the past on a hilarious karaoke night out packed with girlie anthems including Dancing Queen, I Will Survive and It’s Raining Men. From Where The Heart Is writer, Louise Roche, this thoughtful, funny and down to earth musical comedy follows five girlfriends on a riotous, cocktail-fulled karaoke night out. You’ll recognise every one of them; Carol the party girl, eccentric Anita, Liza with her issues, boring Kate and gossipy Sharon. Real-life sisters Gillian Taylforth (EastEnders) and Kim Taylforth (Bad Girls) appear for the first time together on stage, alongside Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty). Grab your girlfriends, sisters or workmates and prepare to laugh like never before!

Tue 1 – Sat 5 May / Tue – Thu 7:30pm Fri & Sat 5:30pm & 8:30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £9.25 – £25.25, Concessions and group rates available  BSL signed and Audio described performance Sat 5 May, 8:30pm

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don’t miss… Whether you’re into rock & pop, classical music, folk, jazz, opera or just love music no matter what form it comes in, you’ll have a great time at any of our shows. Some shows are seated, some standing, some will hold you in rapt attention, some will have you singing along or waving your arms in the air – and all of them will have you calling out for an encore!

CANdYRAT Guitarists

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Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac

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Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes

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An Appointment With The Waterboys

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Simon Mayor & Hilary James

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The Magnets

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The Searchers

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Rory Ellis

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Guitar Anthems

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Outdoor Events guide with details of our outdoor music events and much more!

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One Night In Vegas

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Dodgy

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The Tom McConville Band

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Elvis & Buddy

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The Hallé

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Grimethorpe Colliery Band

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sinfonia ViVA Summer Residency

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Let’s Hang On

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Jazz Jamaica

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Derby Folk Festival

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The Magic Of Motown

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Joan Armatrading

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Look out for details of our

Classical Season

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on sale later in the summer

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Your Days Are Numbered

Comedy and statistics collide in a fascinating & hilarious evening reflecting on the interesting to the bizarre! Join “stand-up mathematician”, Matt Parker and writer/ comedian, Timandra Harkness for an evening of entertainment and intellect. Consider the following; Cows kill 20 Americans every year; but you can halve your chance of dying of a heart attack by drinking 8 bottles of wine a week.  Death’s a funny thing, as Matt and Timandra will prove with the help of a mystery guest, game show and the Grim Reaper.  You have a 0.000043% chance of dying during this show – you will at least die laughing.

Tue 1 May, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £13.25, Concessions £11.25 yourdaysarenumbered.co.uk

Andrew Lawrence The Best Kept Secret in Comedy Tour

Outrageous and energetic comedy that is sure to make you laugh and squirm at the same time… Maybe you’ve caught one of Andrew’s rare TV appearances. Maybe you’ve heard his Radio 4 series What To Do If You’re Not Like Everybody Else. Probably you’ve never heard of Andrew Lawrence at all. How remiss of you. Join him as he embarks on his latest UK stand-up tour.  “Lawrence, should he so wish, could be the defining stand-up comic of his generation”   The Guardian

 Thu 3 May, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £13.25, Concessions £11.25 andrewlawrencecomedy.co.uk

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C   ANdYRAT Guitarists

The CANdYRAT Records roster includes some of the best young Acoustic Guitar Phenoms. With over 190,000,000 YouTube views they are re-defining the genre of Acoustic Guitar Music and are about to complete their first UK tour. Antoine Dufour is a star of finger-style acoustic guitar, building a reputation for innovation and creativity. Ewan Dobson is one of Canada’s most brilliant and exhilarating young guitarists. Jimmy Wahlsteen uses innovative open tunings and percussive techniques and Adam Palma is firmly established as a contender on the fingerstyle circuit, in the UK and abroad.

Sun 6 May, 7:30pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £13.75 candyrat.com youtube.com/candyrat

Mark Rhead Associates present

Derby Theatrical Summer School 2012 A fantastic opportunity for children with a passion for performing to experience all the thrills of the theatre and keep entertained throughout the summer holidays.

A summer school for children and young adults over the age of 8 will be running at the Guildhall Theatre from 20 Aug for 2 weeks, producing the West End and Broadway smash, Godspell. Throughout the summer school your child will be taught by top professionals within a two week period for just £90 – less than £6 per day. The show will then be performed from Wed 5 – Sat 8 Sep at the Guildhall Theatre. For more details visit markrheadassociates.com/summerschool or call 07749 108870.

Auditions: Sun 20 May, 10am Guildhall Theatre FREE to audition

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We have a bit of a reputation for being a fantastic place to see comedy, and that’s not just our opinion – Dara O’Briain rated us as being one of the country’s top 5 comedy venues in his book Tickling the English! Whether you want to see top stars from the TV, or get close to an artist in the Darwin Suite, we have lots to choose from… go on, have a laugh with us!

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don’t miss…

Your Days Are Numbered

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Andy Zaltzman

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Andrew Lawrence

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Rhys Darby

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Stewart Francis

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Jason Byrne

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Adam Kay’s Smutty Songs

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Lee Hurst

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Jimmy Carr

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B   eyond The Barricade

All your favourite songs from hit musical productions from the West End to Broadway! Recreating original West End & Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity and featuring a cast of past principal performers from the West End production of Les Miserables and its 25th Anniversary Concert. This production will feature songs from Miss Saigon, The Lion King, Phantom Of The Opera, Mamma Mia, Blood Brothers, The Jersey Boys and many more hit musical productions, climaxing with a spectacular finale from, of course, Les Miserables!

Fri 11 May, 7:30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £20.25, £17.25 Concessions £18.25, £15.25 beyondthebarricade.com

Re-live all the hits and timeless classics in this musical journey which is a must-see for any discerning disciple of this most iconic of rock institutions. Perfectly replicating the power and subtlety of Fleetwood Mac at their best, let timeless classics such as Black Magic Woman, Go Your Own Way, Gypsy, Sara, Oh Diane, Little Lies, Everywhere and more, take you on a nostalgic evening of outstanding musicianship. From the raw innocence of the innovative, soul-searching blues of the ‘60s Peter Green era, travel through the band’s reincarnation to record one of the decade-defining albums of the ‘70s, Rumours, before the band metamorphose again into one of  ‘80s rock’s most successful super-groups. “An extraordinary emotive performance of Fleetwood Mac”  Mick Fleetwood

Sat 12 May, 7:30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £23.75, Concessions £21.75 rumoursfm.com

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Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes Don’t miss some of the UK’s best known and most respected Rock ‘n’ Roll and Country musicians.

Albert Lee is one of the world’s finest guitar-players and has worked with some of the world’s top artists, including Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Eric Clapton and is a member of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings. Hogan’s Hero’s is a multi-talented band featuring some of the top musicians in the UK, formed by their namesake Gerry Hogan over 20 years ago specifically to back Albert. They are one of the tightest units in music.

Sat 12 May, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £19.25 advance, £21.25 on the door albertleeandhogansheroes.com

S  tewart Francis O   utstanding In His Field Deadpan comedy and one-liners from regular TV comedy panellist, Stewart Francis.

The star of Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and Live At The Apollo, embarks on a brand new tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show! “A brilliant comic brain... this stand-up cracks some of the best one liners I’ve ever heard”  The Guardian

Wed 16 May, 7:30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £18.75 stewartfrancis.com

An Appointment With

T  he Waterboys

A mix of killer vintage Waterboys and the brilliant songs from An Appointment with Mr Yeats. Formed in 1983 by Mike Scott, The Waterboys became famous for their powerful live performances and majestic alternative rock albums such as This Is The Sea, which included their biggest hit The Whole Of The Moon. The band will play a mix of vintage Waterboys and songs from their most recent album, An Appointment With Mr Yeats, a collection of lyrics by Ireland’s greatest poet turned into incendiary rock songs.

 Thu 17 May, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall Seated £33.25, Standing £29.75 mikescottwaterboys.com

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B   ig Daddy vs. G   iant Haystacks

By Brian Mitchell and Joseph Nixon This ambitious, hilarious comedy brings back to grunting, grappling life the famous feuding wrestlers and the bizarre world they inhabited. At 4pm every Saturday, from 1976 to 1988, millions of Britons were in the grip of an extraordinary sports phenomenon: watching two fat men pretend to fight each other. This is their story. “A stormer of a show. Who’d have thought 1980’s wrestling could make such moving theatre?”   Fringe Guru

Thu 17 May, 7:30pm Guildhall Theatre £11.25, Concessions £9.25

 Simon Mayor &   Hilary James

Simon’s hilarious banter and mandolin wizardry (he’s one of the world’s leading virtuosos, not to mention his fine guitar and fiddle playing) meets Hilary’s “wonderfully honey-dripping voice” and unusual basses! She might even manage a step-dance if the wind’s in the right direction. Hear them at mandolin.co.uk

Sat 19 May, 8pm Guildhall Theatre £13.25, Concessions £11.25

Simon Mayor & Hilary James

A    Musical Mystery Tour Hilary James and Simon Mayor have written and performed for numerous BBC Radio and TV programmes, appearing on Playdays and Zingzillas. Join them for an hour of musical fun with sensational songs, zany choruses, tongue twisters and a dazzling array of musical instruments.

Meet the parrot-parrot from Hong-Hong-Kong-Kong who repeats everything he says-says and the flock of fat flamingoes. Listen to songs, and join in with words from the online songbook at childrensmusic.co.uk

Sun 20 May, 2pm Guildhall Theatre £7.25, Family Ticket (4) £20

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A Harold Pinter Double Bill The Dumb Waiter & The Lover

Everything is not quite as it seems as fantasy and reality converge to dizzying effect in these two witty dramas by the Nobel prize-winner. A rare and welcome treat for any theatre lover! In The Dumb Waiter, two hit-men are waiting in a basement room to do a job. Strange messages keep appearing via a serving hatch. Who sent them? Why are they waiting? And who is their next victim? Comedy and menace seamlessly collide in this classic one-act 1960’s play. In The Lover, Richard and Sarah have been married for 10 years. Every morning he commutes into the City to pore over balance sheets and graphs, while she shows her lover the hollyhocks. Two thrillingly powerful dramas with an air of mystery that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Wed 23 & Thu 24 May, 7:30pm Guildhall Theatre  £14.25, Concessions £12.25, School rate available

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Whether you’re looking for the best West-End musicals on the Great Hall stage or quirky fringe theatre in the intimate Grade II listed Guildhall Theatre, there’s plenty this season that should fit the bill. 18

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don’t miss… Girls Night

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The Complete World Of Sports

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Big Daddy vs. Giant Haystacks

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A Space Oddity

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A Harold Pinter Double Bill

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Calendar Girls

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Man

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Peter Pan

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One Night In The Spotlight

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Snow Play

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T  he Magnets Gobsmacked!

A cappella stars The Magnets are one of the must see acts on the current British music scene and will change the way you think about vocal harmony music. A ‘six-man sound machine’, The Magnets bring their glorious harmonies and jaw-dropping beat-boxing to Derby hot from Glastonbury Festival and appearances on the T-Mobile ‘Life’s for Sharing’ flash-mob commercials. Highlights include a sultry Poker Face by Lady Gaga, an electrifying mash-up of Are You Gonna Go My Way by Lenny Kravitz and Fat Boy Slim’s Weapon of Choice, plus an incredible medley of movie themes, all delivered via a multiplicity of styles and vocal stunts, cool moves and superb theatrics, but absolutely no musical instruments. “A sonic phenomenon you have to see and hear to believe…”  The Guardian

Thu 24 May, 7:30pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £17.25 themagnets.com

C   itizen598 presents

Man

Join Dan & Nathan for an evening of comedy, storytelling, performance and projection as they chart their journeys from conception to their inevitable demise. We grow old. We get grey hair. We sell our Star Wars toys at the car boot sale. This is the 34-year-old story of how life is sometimes not what we expected when we were 7 years old. We will share our experiences and listen to yours, and together we can get through it… The guys will document the rehearsal process in their blog, which is often in video format: citizen598.com

Fri 25 May, 7:30pm Guildhall Theatre £10, Concessions £8 facebook.com/Citizen598 / twitter.com/Citizen598 youtube.com/CITIZEN598films

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The Searchers

Soak up the atmosphere as The Searchers share anecdotes, reminiscences, all their famous hits, well known favourites and original album recordings. The Searchers are John McNally, Frank Allen, Spencer James and Scott Ottaway and their career has spanned over 5 decades, with classic hits including Sweets For My Sweet; Don’t Throw Your Love Away, Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room.

like this? you might like…

Let’s Hang On See page 32

Sat 26 May, 7:30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £19.75, Concessions £17.75 the-searchers.co.uk

A   ttila The Stockbroker &   Rory Ellis The singer & poet and Australian Roots singer join forces for a high energy evening.

Attila is a singer and poet; he’s loud, radical, lyrical, reflective. He’ll make you roar with laughter and seethe with fury. This ‘sharp-tongued, high energy, socialist, surrealist poet and songwriter’ has wowed venues from Eton to freezing punk squats. “Whether he’s ranting a poem or bashing out a song, there’s something magnificent about Attila in full flight.”  Ian MacMillan Radio 4 Rory Ellis is best described by The Melbourne Age… “When the big fella opens up his chest and lets fly with that lusty, rumbling voice, even then it’s as if he’s pulling back on the reins in fear of what might happen to innocent bystanders – it’s that potent.”

Sat 26 May, 7:30 pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £14, Concessions £11 Promoted by derby50kay@yahoo.co.uk

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T he Hallé

Join what is sure to be a packed house for the last concert in our Classical Season 2011/12. With Conductor Andrew Gourlay and Soloists Martin Roscoe (piano) and Gareth Small (trumpet). Shostakovich’s Concerto No. 1 for piano, trumpet and strings is a typical product of the young composer’s iconoclastic humour and high spirits and includes a flamboyant part for solo trumpet. Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird was the work that shot him to overnight fame, matching the ballets fairy-tale scenario with a score of glittering colour and incisive rhythms. Beethoven’s 5th is probably the most famous symphony in the business. From its tense opening to its triumphant conclusion, it leaves you breathless with excitement!

Wed 30 May, 7:30pm Talking Music from 6:30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £16.25 – £29.25, Concessions £14.25 – £26.25, Under 16s £6.25, subscriptions, group rates and family tickets available

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From Amateur Transplants

A   dam Kay’s Smutty Songs Amateur Transplants front-man sits at a grand piano and sings smutty songs.

Adam Kay’s cutting-edge, darkly humorous re-imaginings of pop and rock classics have gained him a cult following. His songs have over 20 million hits on YouTube and have been in the iTunes comedy top ten consistently since 2008. This show is probably not suitable for your elderly maiden aunt. N.B. Unlike the majority of musical comedy, this is actually funny. “This made me very, very happy”  Stephen Fry

Wed 30 May, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £17.25 amateurtransplants.com

G   uitar Anthems

Get out your air guitar and jam along with some classic guitar anthems! Celebrating some of the greatest guitar songs ever written, Guitar Anthems takes you back to a time when the guitar was indeed the star. From Clapton to Queen, Pink Floyd to Dire Straits and many more, prepare yourself for a night of monster hits, guaranteed to have you tapping your feet and reaching for your air guitar. “An absolute treat - don’t miss it!”  Magic FM “Hit after hit after hit. I loved it”  Northern Echo

Thu 31 May, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £15.25, Concessions £13.25

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One    Night In Vegas

Join us for an evening of live Big Band swing, featuring the music & excitement from the entertainment capital of the world – Las Vegas! Starring Martyn Lucas and a cast of West End Performers, with beautiful dancing girls in spectacular costumes and accompanied by a fantastic live band. The evening will include songs from Michael Buble, Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Elton John, Elvis, Barry Manilow & Michael Jackson and hits from West End shows, including We Will Rock You. Prepare to be dazzled as the number one Vegas show comes to Derby!

Fri 1 Jun, 7:30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £19.25 onenightinvegas.co.uk

D   odgy Stand Upright in a Cool Place Tour The definitive line up of Nigel Clark, Andy Miller and Mathew Priest is back…

The first time round, Dodgy sold over a million records, released three albums and 12 Top 40 singles, including Top 5 hit Good Enough and appeared on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury in 1997. Live performance was always integral to the Dodgy experience and besides the hits, such as Staying Out For The Summer, So Let Me Go Far, Making The Most Of, If You’re Thinkin Of Me, In A Room, and the epic Grassman, the boys have started introducing new numbers into the set for the tour. The mighty Dodgy vibe is back and stronger than ever.

Fri 1 Jun, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £16.25 dodgyology.com / facebook/dodgyuk

T  he Tom McConville Band A rollercoaster of delight from fast, rhythmic dance tunes, through to beautiful slow airs and great singing.

BBC Musician of the Year, Tom McConville, is one of the leading players of our time. His rich warm voice makes his interpretation of traditional and contemporary songs greatly admired by singers throughout the world. Tom’s band includes Shona Kipling, exceptional award-winning accordion player, Phil Murray, acoustic bass guitar player, and Dave Newey, superb guitar player and vocalist. A hit at Derby Folk Festival 2010!

Fri 8 Jun, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £15, Concessions £14, Under 16s £7 tommcconville.co.uk

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Derby Folk Festival See page 40

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Everything that we do at Derby LIVE is an event, or something special… These are all just that little bit different or special – usually running for more than just one show, often in multiple venues or spaces.

don’t miss…

Derby Theatrical Summer School 2012

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Cirque Du Ciel: Shanghi

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Sing-along-a Grease

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CAMRA Beer Festival

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Derby Tattoo, Burlesque & Alternative Lifestyle Festival

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don’t miss… Attila the Stockbroker

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes

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Don’t miss our

Outdoor Events guide with details of our plans for the Olympic Celebrations and much more!

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A marvellous extravaganza, combining acrobatics, modern dance, original music and martial arts in an amazing adventure. The internationally acclaimed production of ShangHi by Cirque Du Ciel comes to the UK for the very first time. With superb costumes, sets and lighting, this stunning production, originally directed by Cirque Du Soleil’s Guy Caron, showcases the skills of not only the performers but the world class team behind the scenes. In addition to traditional Chinese stunts such as aerial silks and the famous Monkey Poles, Cirque Du Ciel’s ShangHi also features a fabulous storyline which will captivate and enthral audiences of all ages. A daring, breathtaking and stunning family entertainment show!

Fri 8 – Sun 10 Jun / Fri & Sat, 7:30pm / Sat & Sun matinee 2:30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall  £15.25 – £25.25, Concessions £17.25 – £23.25, Under 16s £15.25, Family ticket (4) £70

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B   arry & Stuart Show & Tell Stars of BBC1’s The Magicians, twisted warlocks Barry & Stuart will stun you with their amazing new show.

Barry & Stuart return to Derby with Show & Tell. In the first half of the show, expect their trademark innovative tricks and devious illusions, then in the second half, be prepared to have your minds blown as they exclusively reveal all the secrets behind the magic, showing you, for the first time ever exactly how those tricks were done! “Delighting and horrifying in equal measure”

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Sat 9 & Sun 10 Jun, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £15.25, Concessions £13.25 barryandstuart.com

Kaleidoscope Players

O   ne Night In The Spotlight From the magic of the musicals, to a house of fun! Madness and mayhem in the streets, glamour and glitz in the casino and into the stars and beyond!

Something for all the family in a show where Our House, Wicked, Hairspray and Honk meet 42nd Street and Chicago. An exciting mix of song, dance and comedy from popular musicals brought to you by a talented cast of all ages.

Fri 15 & Sat 16 Jun, 7:15pm / Sat Matinee 2:15pm Guildhall Theatre £8, Concessions £7 Amateur Theatre

sinfonia ViVA S  ummer Residency

A collaborative singing and instrumental project where local orchestra sinfonia ViVA will join forces with folk ensemble Mills & Chimneys to present a concert performed alongside young people from Derby and Derbyshire.

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The participants of the project will work with Mills & Chimneys and ViVA to create their own songs and instrumental pieces in response to a series of folk songs and tunes which have been collected, composed and arranged for them to sing and play together. The elements will come together in a massed celebration of all things Derby and Derbyshire – which promises to be unforgettable!

Wed 13 Jun, 7pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £6.25, Concessions £4.25 vivaorch.co.uk

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E  lvis & Buddy

Celebrate the music of two of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s greatest legends! Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly are undoubtably the two biggest names in Rock ‘n’ Roll history and the ‘Elvis & Buddy Show’ is filled with over 2 hours of the most memorable Rock ‘n’ Roll songs ever recorded. The show features two of the worlds finest tribute performers; Las Vegas Icon award-winning Elvis tribute Michael King and Stars In Their Eyes and Buddy The Musical star Marc Robinson, backed by Rock ‘n’ Roll band Red Alert.

Sat 16 Jun, 7:30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £19.25, Concessions £17.25

We’ll Meet Again The Diamond Jubilee Show

Enjoy music that will celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the spirit of wartime entertainment. Back again by public demand, We’ll Meet Again returns with a brand new touring show starring Marilyn Hill Smith – a singing star from the West End tour of The Sound of Music, together with an all-star cast including comedian Adam Daye. The show brings the spirit of the Wartime era alive, and recreates the music and memories that kept Britain smiling through her darkest days.

Wed 20 Jun, 2:30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £13.75, Over 60s £11.75, Group rates available

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If you’ve ever used a hairbrush as a pretend microphone, then this is for you! The brand new sing along screening of the classic film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, brought to you by the producers of Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music. The evening begins with your host leading a vocal warm-up before they show you how to use your free goody bag. You’ll even get a chance to learn how to hand jive. Then just sit back and watch Danny & Sandy and the gang, while singing and dancing along to the lyrics as shown on the screen. It couldn’t be easier... or more fun! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and audience participation essential!

Fri 22 Jun, 7:30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £16.25, Group rates available singalonga.net

Jimmy Carr G   agging Order

Join what is sure to be a packed house for an evening with a comedian who needs no introduction! Brand new show, brand new jokes, same old Jimmy. “Gagging Order” promises to be a hilarious night out... let’s see shall we. The show will be packed with one-liners, stories and jokes. Some clever, some rude and a few totally unacceptable. Everybody’s welcome. Just leave your conscience, sense of common decency and moral compass at home and come on out for a laugh. Jimmy has sold over a million DVDs and hosted countless TV shows but live comedy is what he does best, come and see for yourself.

Sat 23 Jun, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £26.25 jimmycarr.com

Why not book for

Jimmy’s second show on Sat 8 Sep

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The experience of coming to see a show at an early age stays with you throughout your life, and we love to see all ages at Derby LIVE events. Not every show that we put on is suitable for all (do ask us if you’re unsure), but we do try to include some specific shows aimed at our younger audiences – and of course, grown ups can enjoy them too…

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Don’t miss our

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Derby Theatrical Summer School

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A Musical Mystery Tour

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Cirque Du Ciel: Shanghi

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The Little Big Club

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Joe Longthorne

A remarkable show from a fantastic impersonator. Joe Longthorne began his career over thirty years ago with appearances on Junior Showtime, followed by a grounding on the tough Northern club circuit. His big break came in 1981 when he was a finalist on Search for a Star, which lead to an appearance at the London Palladium with Bob Hope. Joe’s repertoire of voices is endless and includes hundreds of the world’s top singers, however, he is perhaps best known for his impersonation of Shirley Bassey who has commented, “Joe can do me better than I can do myself”.

Sun 24 Jun, 7:30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £21.25, Concessions £19.25 joelongthorne.com

G   rimethorpe C   olliery Band

Enjoy the fabulous sound of this world famous brass band, performing popular tracks from Brassed Off plus favourite classics in spectacular style! The real stars of the hit movie Brassed Off, the Grimethorpe Colliery Band are celebrating the 15th anniversary of this classic film. Having won almost every brass band accolade, these musicians have a highly acclaimed international reputation with numerous recordings to their credit. Enjoy the fabulous sound of this world famous brass band, performing popular tracks from Brassed Off plus favourite classics in spectacular style! “A thoroughly entertaining show and a must for all music enthusiasts!”  The Guardian

Sun 1 Jul, 3pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £20.75, £18.75 Concessions £19.75, £17.75 grimethorpeband.com

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The Reduced Shakespeare Company in

The Complete World Of Sports (Abridged)

The ‘bad boys of abridgement’ are back. Every sport ever played on every continent in the entire history of the world in under two hours! The entire history of athletic competition will be revisited in a marathon of madness and mayhem that sees the world’s great sporting events shrunk down to theatrical size. Among the many questions answered: Is darts really a sport? Which is more boring – baseball or cricket? Who invented curling and synchronised swimming – and why are they in the Olympics? Whether it’s the ancient cavemen or the Classical Greeks, the Romans, or the modern sports media, this show will bring you all the emotion, the drama and the scandal of sports… Let the games begin!

Wed 4 Jul, 7:30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £18.25, Concessions £16.25 reducedshakespeare.com

Sir Ranulph Fiennes E  verest, The Eiger a   nd more

The World’s Greatest Living Explorer will describe what it’s like to stand on top of the World. When world-renowned Polar Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes turned his attentions from the great frozen wilderness of the Poles to the world’s highest mountains he faced several challenges. He was just entering his sixties and recovering  from a very severe heart attack, had no climbing experience and suffered from vertigo! This is the inspirational story about how he conquered those fears. Interviewed on stage by acclaimed high altitude mountaineer and photographer/cameraman Ian Parnell, Sir Ranulph Fiennes will talk about his expeditions to The Eiger and to Everest. Ian will illustrate the evening with footage (some previously unseen) and stills.

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Thu 5 Jul, 7:30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £19.25, Concessions £17.25 ranulphfiennes.co.uk

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L  et’s Hang On

Take a step back in time and get dancing in the aisles to the classic sounds of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons! A musical journey through the career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, a band who wrote their own songs, invented their own sound and took the world by storm. The first part of the show will take you back to the early 50’s when Frankie first joined the group, including an a capella section. The second part of the show will get you dancing in the aisles with all your favourites; Beggin, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Working My Way Back To You, Bye Bye Baby before leading up to a electrifying finale, with Sherry and Big Girls Don’t Cry.

Fri 6 Jul, 7:30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £18.25 Concessions £16.25 letshangon.co.uk

Andy Zaltzman Armchair Revolutionary

Enjoy a side-splitting night with one of the best satirical comedians on the circuit. The disenfranchised masses of the world have risen against oppression, teamed up with technology, and fought for freedom. In a joke-packed show encompassing revolutions, economic idiocy, political and social upheaval at home and around the globe, a well-crafted Edith Piaf gag and some puns about dogs, Zaltzman taps his British coffee table in approval, and wonders if he’d have the cast-iron cojones to do likewise. “Intelligent, biting and silly”  TimeOut

Sat 7 Jul, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £11.25 andyzaltzman.co.uk

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The essence of Derby LIVE is variety – whether that’s style of show or venue, but there are some shows that really are Variety themselves! Sometimes featuring music and comedy, perhaps song and dance, maybe some magic – this genre captures the feeling of a great evening (or afternoon!) out…

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don’t miss… Beyond The Barricade

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We’ll Meet Again

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Joe Longthorne

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Peter Pan

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C   AMRA Wed 11 – Sun 15 Jul Gatepost Theatre Company Assembly Rooms Beer Festival presents See website for ticket prices and further information Come and visit one of the biggest and best beer festivals in the country. A huge selection of the finest real ales will be available, all served in air-conditioned comfort! Join us in celebrating 50 years of Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. Derby Tourist Information has details of accommodation and beer weekends.

All sessions FREE to CAMRA members, and over 60s at lunchtimes. Half price admission for under 26s. Valid ID required. Wed 6:30pm – 11pm / Thu – Sat 11am* – 11pm Sun 12noon – 2pm (Great Hall only) *Great Hall closed mid-late afternoon, Darwin Suite open all day. derbycamra.org.uk

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Gatepost Theatre Company

A Space Oddity

Star Trek meets Rock ‘n’ Roll in this space oddity from Gatepost Theatre Company! Join Captain Birk, Dr Groans, Mr Plock, Spotty and the crew of the Star Ship Baker Enterprise as they travel to Planet Hegg, in pursuit of the evil Cretin.  On the way enjoy some Rock ‘N Roll greats such as Wipeout, Good Vibrations, Shoop Shoop Song and Johnnie B Goode.

Wed 11 – Sat 14 Jul, 7:30pm / Sat Matinee 2:30pm Guildhall Theatre £9, Concessions Wed, Thu & Sat Matinee £7 Amateur Theatre

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R   hys Darby T  his Way To Spaceship Murray from Flight of the Conchords takes us on an autobiographical journey from meek geek to king of cool.

Some say the world could end in 2012. But Rhys Darby has a plan.  He’s fairly sure the superpowers have a spaceship ready to launch on the eve of Armageddon. The trick is… to get onboard! This show is a handy guide to living your life like you’re the champion no one’s heard of. In the end, you might find you’ve been invited to re-colonise another planet. This show promises to combine surreal musings, hilarious stories and a dollop of nonsense and fantasy. “…absolutely brilliant. He’s got that Peter Sellers madness inside him”  Jim Carrey

Mon 16 Jul, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £21.25 facebook.com/rhysdarby

Derby Tattoo, Burlesque & Alternative Lifestyle Festival

Whatever your style, this unique and unparalleled event will capture your imagination. This extravaganza of alternative culture features not only 80 of the best UK and International Tattoo Artists, but also tattoo competitions and trade area plus a huge Alternative Shopping Fair.

Sat 21 & Sun 22 Jul / Sat 12noon – 11pm / Sun 12noon – 8pm Assembly Rooms All day ticket £15, Weekend ticket £25, Accompanied under 16s FREE Sat evening show Over 18s only: Doctor & the Medics and ‘Delicious’ Burlesque, additional £5. Book tickets on 0845 310 5364 or book online at tattoo-2001.com

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An extra touch of glamour and tease is provided by daytime Battle of Burlesque audition heats, and a glittering Saturday night show from ‘Delicious’ Burlesque. For live music enthusiasts, there is a full programme of bands and acoustic acts, rounded off by a live performance from legendary ‘80s glam rockers Doctor & the Medics, whilst over 18s can visit our exclusive Adult Lifestyle Village for that extra special something!

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Don’t miss our

Weekly Tea Dance Most Mondays in the Darwin Suite at 1:30pm

An evening at the Ballet is like no other, beautiful nimble dancers, soaring music, breathtaking choreography… truly a night to remember!

don’t miss… Sleeping Beauty

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T  he Little Big Club L  ive In Concert

Thomas the Tank Engine™, Bob The Builder™, Fireman Sam™, Barney the Dinosaur™, Angelina Ballerina™, and Pingu™ altogether in one show. A fabulous stage show experience for the whole family packed with the songs the characters are famous for. If you want to see the world’s most famous fire-fighter Fireman Sam, hear Barney sing I Love You, Bob the Builder, Wendy and Spud perform Is this the way to Sunflower Valley, or even see Angelina Ballerina and Alice dance especially for you then this is the show you must see and of course this year we welcome all the way from the Island of Sodor... Thomas!

Tue 24 Jul, 2pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £13.25, Under 16s £11.25, Family Ticket (4) £42 Early Bird Family Ticket £40 – Until 24 May ©2012 Hit Entertainment Ltd. The Little Big Club and The Little Big Club Logo are trademarks of Hit Entertainment Ltd.

Derby Jazz & Derby LIVE

Jazz Jamaica Tighten Up

The mighty Jazz Jamaica perform their unique fusion of mento, ska, reggae and jazz, or skazz  as they like to call it.  Led by Gary Crosby, this formidable band has had audiences rockin’ to their beat everywhere they’ve played for the last 20 years and have been hailed as “one of the UK’s leading good-time bands” (The Independent) and “Britain’s rival to the Buena Vista Social Club” (The Guardian). 

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Jazz Jamaica have hit the festival stages once again this year, playing all-time greats including Guns Of Navarone and Double Barrel and with last year’s limited edition vinyl release of Jazz Jamaica All Stars ‘Massive Vol 1, their classic repertoire of crowd pleasing music remains front and centre where it belongs.

Fri 14 Sep, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £18.25, Concessions £16.25 Under 16s FREE – with a full paying adult

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THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON COMES TO DERBY!

Calendar Girls

Based on an inspiring true story and the smash hit film Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious. Calendar Girls has sold out in every theatre it’s visited before opening. Don’t miss out and book today for the show The Mail on Sunday said is “marvellous theatre, guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and come out singing Jerusalem!”. “Lots of laughs and a few tears. This show should be on everyone’s calendar.”  June Whitfield CBE

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Mon 24 – Sat 29 Sep, 7:30pm, Wed & Sat matinee 2:30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £16.50 – £29.50 Group rates available Mon – Thu BSL signed performance Fri 28 Sep, 7:30pm Audio described performance Sat 29 Sep, 7:30pm Buy tickets for Calendar Girls seecalendargirls.com

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Calendar Girls has been the fastest selling tour ever and has triumphed in the West End. Now it’s coming to Derby starring Lesley Joseph as Miss October, Sue Holderness as Miss February, Ruth Madoc as Miss March, Kathryn Rooney as Miss September, Camilla Dallerup as Miss May, Helen Fraser as Miss January, Deena Payne as Miss July and Kacey Ainsworth as Miss November, with Kevin Sacre as Lawrence the photographer.

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J  ason Byrne P  eople’s Puppeteer Expect new stories, new props, and more of his trademark high octane lunacy.

After the phenomenal success of his Cirque Du Byrne Tour, Jason Byrne is bringing a brand new show back to the cities of Britain. People’s Puppeteer, will have new stories, new props, and of course, will feature the star of every show that Jason performs, “The audience”. Jason’s inspired, original brand of high-energy intelligent lunacy ensures that there is no other comedian like him. “Full-on, doubled-up, gasping-for-oxygen hilarious”  Chortle

Fri 21 Sep, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £18.75 jasonbyrne.ie

L  ee Hurst

Too Scared to Leave the House Lee Hurst will leave you too scared to leave the house with his latest show! Acid Rain, Global Warming, Bird Flu, Mad Cow Disease. Just a few of the things Lee Hurst ponders as he takes to the road with his latest stand up comedy tour. He takes us through the ‘disasters’ that have been predicted to destroy us along with the dangers facing us from everyday life. Ultimately you choose your own fate… You can stay indoors, hoarding cans of beans, clutching a Ray Mears book or you can go out and laugh in the face of doom.

Sat 29 Sep, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £16.25 leehurst.com

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The 2011 Derby Folk Festival was the most successful event to date, so why not join us as we create a new “best ever” festival. The sixth edition of the region’s leading folk event fills the Assembly Rooms again this October – in fact it fills the venues so much that this year, the dancing spills out onto the Market Place during the weekend!  The concerts, ceilidhs, workshops and sessions begin on Friday evening with young sensation Blair Dunlop, and headline sets from Martin Simpson and Jamie Smith’s Mabon.  We continue throughout a packed Saturday culminating in what will be a storming set from Peatbog Faeries , and this year go on right until Sunday evening with an additional concert from the incredible Seth Lakeman.

Fri 5 – Sun 7 Oct Assembly Rooms derbyfolkfestival.co.uk

Early bird prices up to 31 Jul We are delighted to have Jurys Inn Derby as our accommodation partner for the festival. Located less than a five minute walk away. The special package is £41 per room which includes Bed & Breakfast for up to 2 people and 20% off food and beverages at the hotel. Contact the hotel on 01332 621000 or visit jurysinn.com quoting offer code FOLK.

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The Magic Of Motown Sing and dance along to some classic Motown sounds in this spectacular stage show.

Direct from The States, the UK’s biggest Motown concert tour presents 36 massive hits from The Supremes, Temptations, Four Tops, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie and more. Featuring an all-new show, all-star cast, that original Detroit sound, stunning costumes and amazing choreography.

Fri 19 Oct, 7:30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £22.50, Concessions £20.50 easytheatres.com

Joan Armatrading

A fantastic mix of magical old favourites, plus brand new songs to fall in love with. Joan Armatrading MBE is never one to rest on her laurels and remains fresh, vibrant and current; no more so than when live, on stage, where her music comes to life. This tour will see Joan performing Love and Affection amongst many other firm favourites, showcasing songs from her brand new upcoming CD and also feature special guest Chris Wood (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Singer of the Year 2011).

Sat 20 Oct, 7:30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £30.75 joanarmatrading.com

Russian State Ballet and Opera House

S  leeping Beauty

Magical fairy-tale characters bring this spectacular ballet to life. The timeless classic of Sleeping Beauty is performed to the score of Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky. Princes Aurora receives christening gifts of honesty, beauty, prosperity, song and generosity from her fairy godmothers but the ceremony is interrupted by a wicked fairy who puts a curse on her; she will prick her finger and die on her sixteenth birthday. Fortunately, Lilac fairy manages to minimise the curse. The princess will fall into a sleep of hundred years. Only a magical, true love kiss from a Prince can break the spell… N.B. There is no live orchestra with this production.

Sat 27 Oct, 7:30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £23.25, Concessions £21.25

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Get 25% off* Peter Pan when you buy tickets for Calendar Girls (p38) or Snow Play Ts & Cs apply See page 2 for more details

Star casting soon to be announced Fly away on a spectacular journey of wonder and excitement into the magical world of Neverland this Christmas. Following on from the success of Dick Whittington, experience the most adventurous of all pantomimes and a story known and treasured by children and adults alike. Join Peter, Wendy and the Lost Boys in a thrilling adventure to save Tinkerbell from the clutches of Captain Hook. Packed with comedy capers, fantastic sets and costumes and plenty of audience participation!

Wed 5 Dec – Sun 6 Jan, See diary for times Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £9.25 – £25.25, Concessions, Group and school rates available BSL signed performances Tue 11 Dec 2pm, Sat 15 Dec 6pm, Thu 27 Dec 2pm & Sat 5 Jan 2pm Audio described performances Wed 2 Jan 7pm & Sat 5 Jan 6pm

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Lyngo Theatre Company And Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith in association with Derby LIVE

S  now Play What would you do if one year Winter decided he didn’t want to go back to the north-pole but wanted to stay in your house instead? With Patrick Lynch from CBeebies and Carlo Rossi from Italian TV. When Mr Green comes back from his Christmas holidays he finds that Mr White has moved into his house and covered everything in snow. All Mr White wants to do is sleep and have fun but Mr Green can’t stand the snow. Who gets to stay, and who has to go away? Make a giant snowman, have a super snowball fight and help us to bring back the Spring in this highly interactive smash-hit London production. “This is a show with real universal appeal for young and old alike... interactive theatre at its best, good old-fashioned non-stop entertainment.”  Primary Times

Wed 12 – Sun 23 Dec, See diary for times Guildhall Theatre £10.25, Concessions £8.75, School rate available, Family Ticket (4) £28 BSL signed performances Fri 14 Dec 1:30pm & Sat 22 Dec 1pm Audio described performances Thu 20 Dec 1:30pm & Sat 22 Dec 4pm

LIVEsaver Buy tickets for Snow Play and get 25% off Peter Pan* Ts & Cs apply See page 2 for more details

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How to book… You can pick your own seats online at derbylive.co.uk It’s quick, easy and the cheapest way to buy tickets. If you get stuck, call the Box Office – they’ll be happy to help.

Our Box Office at the Assembly Rooms is open:

Mon - Sat, 10am - 8pm and 1 hour before the show on Sundays & Bank Holidays. The Guildhall Theatre Box Office opens 1 hour before the show.

Come in and see us, call us on 01332 255800 or email us at boxoffice@derby.gov.uk Typetalk 18001 01332 255800, Minicom 01332 255796, Text 07812 300373

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Concessions

Gift Vouchers

Groups

Refunds, resales & exchanges

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

We offer discounts for groups of 10+ on many of our shows. Are you a social secretary for a club or special interest group or the office outings organiser, looking for the next project? Register your details by emailing boxoffice@derby.gov.uk to receive regular information on our group booking activities.

Schools

Discounted schools tickets are available for selected shows with one FREE ticket for teachers/supervisors for every 10 bought (tickets not available on bargain seats, or 22 Dec – 6 Jan inclusive). We want to make your visit go as smoothly as possible, so have risk assessments and child safety information prepared for you online at derbylive.co.uk or from Box Office.

Booking fee

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

• Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

• Under 3s are FREE, providing they can share your seat!

• 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.

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Tickets bought over the counter or the telephone are inclusive of a booking fee, which goes towards covering our administration costs. Prices listed in this brochure include these fees. The majority of tickets bought online are cheaper as they do not include this fee.

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 LIVE entertainment!

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Access

We believe that theatre-going should be accessible to all, and have a strong commitment to making this happen. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to improve your experience with us.

Essential Companion Scheme

We 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 Box Office.

Access Register

Let us know if you would like to be kept up to date with access information, ask box office to add you to our Access Register.

Other formats

This brochure is available in large print, plain text, 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.

Wheelchair spaces

Wheelchair spaces are available in all venues; please let Box Office know when you book so we can allocate your seat accordingly.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome at all venues. Please let 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 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. Please ask the Duty Manager when you arrive.

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Access performances British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreted

Please let Box Office know where you would prefer to sit: directly in front of the interpreter or on the opposite side, looking across the stage/action. Unless otherwise stated the interpreter is Sarah Gatford.

Girls Night Sat 5 May, 8:30pm Calendar Girls Fri 28 Sep, 7:30pm Peter Pan Tue 11 Dec, 2pm; Sat 15 Dec, 6pm; Thu 27 Dec, 2pm; Sat 5 Jan, 2pm Snow Play Fri 14 Dec, 1:30pm; Sat 22 Dec, 1pm

Audio Described

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. 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 Box Office know if you want to attend the touch tour, tickets are FREE.

Girls Night Sat 5 May, 8:30pm Calendar Girls Sat 29 Sep, 7:30pm Peter Pan Wed 2 Jan, 7pm; Sat 5 Jan, 6pm Snow Play Thu 20 Dec, 1:30pm; Sat 22 Dec 4pm

We are proud to be part of Visit sceneandsound.co.uk where you will find access performance listings for other venues.

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How to find us Assembly Rooms & Guildhall Theatre, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AH

The Assembly Rooms and Guildhall Theatre are located on Derby’s Market Place (see map), on all major bus routes and 15 minutes walk from the railway station.

The Assembly Rooms is sign-posted on all major road routes. Enter DE1 3AH into your SatNav. 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).

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Girls Night 7:30pm 

Andrew Lawrence 8pm 

Girls Night 5:30pm & 8:30pm 

Girls Night 5:30pm & 8:30pm 

CANdYRAT Guitarists 7:30pm 

Beyond The Barricade 7:30pm 

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac 7:30pm 

Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes 8pm 

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Derby Theatrical Summer School 2012 10am 

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Fri 28 Sat 29

p40 p40 p40 p41 p41 p41

Derby Folk Festival   Derby Folk Festival   Derby Folk Festival   The Magic Of Motown  7:30pm  Joan Armatrading  7:30pm  Sleeping Beauty  7:30pm 

Fri 5 Sat 6 Sun 7 Fri 19 Sat 20 Sat 27

October

p38

Calendar Girls  7:30pm 

Thu 27

p39

p38

Wed 26 Calendar Girls  2:30pm & 7:30pm

Tue 25

Calendar Girls  7:30pm 

Jason Byrne People’s Puppeteer  8pm 

Fri 21 Mon 24 Calendar Girls  7:30pm 

p37 p39

Jazz Jamaica  8pm 

Fri 14

September

Coming soon

Summer 2012

The Royal Opera: La bohème 6:30pm 

Jubilee Celebrations & Festival Of Youth 10am – 4pm p6 p7 p7 p7 p7 p7 p7

The Big One @ Chaddesden Park 11am  Moroccan Market Of Handicraft 10am – 6pm  Moroccan Market Of Handicraft 10am – 6pm  Moroccan Market Of Handicraft 10am – 6pm  Moroccan Market Of Handicraft 10am – 6pm  Moroccan Market Of Handicraft 10am – 6pm 

Sun 3 Sat 10 Tue 12 Wed 13 Thu 14 Fri 15 Sat 16

June

p5 p4

Farmers’ Market 8am – 2pm  Thu 17

May

The page numbers relate to our Outdoor Events Guide. Pick one up at the Derby LIVE Box Office or order one today by calling 01332 255800.

Here are the dates and times of our amazing outdoor events coming to locations across Derby later this year.

events

outdoor


p19

p20

Guitar Anthems  8pm 

Thu 31

p24 p25 p25 p25 p25 p26

Cirque du Ciel Shanghi  2:30pm 

Barry & Stuart Show & Tell  8pm 

sinfonia ViVA Summer Residency  7pm 

One Night In The Spotlight  7:15pm 

One Night In The Spotlight  2:15pm & 7:15pm

Elvis & Buddy  7:30pm 

Sun 10

Wed 13

Fri 15

Sat 16

p27 p30

Jimmy Carr Gagging Order  8pm 

Joe Longthorne  7:30pm 

Sat 23

Sun 24

p30 p31 p31 p32 p32 p34 p34 p34 p34 p34

Grimethorpe Colliery Band  3pm 

The Complete World Of Sports  7:30pm 

Sir Ranulph Fiennes Everest, The Eiger and more  7:30pm 

Let’s Hang On  7:30pm 

Andy Zaltzman Armchair Revolutionary  8pm 

CAMRA Beer Festival  6:30pm-11pm 

A Space Oddity  7:30pm 

CAMRA Beer Festival  11am-11pm 

A Space Oddity  7:30pm 

CAMRA Beer Festival  11am-11pm 

Sun 1

Wed 4

Thu 5

Fri 6

Sat 7

Wed 11

Thu 12

Fri 13

July

p27

Sing-a-Long-Grease  7:30pm 

Fri 22

p26

p25

Barry & Stuart Show & Tell  8pm 

Wed 20 We’ll Meet Again  2:30pm 

p21 p24

The Tom McConville Band  8pm 

Cirque du Ciel Shanghi  2:30pm & 7:30pm

p24

Cirque du Ciel Shanghi  7:30pm 

Fri 8

Sat 9

p21

Dodgy  8pm 

p21

One Night In Vegas  7:30pm 

Fri 1

June

p20

Adam Kay’s Smutty Songs  8pm 

p20

Wed 30 The Hallé  7:30pm 

Attila The Stockbroker & Rory Ellis  7:30pm 

The Searchers  7:30pm 

Sat 26

p18 p19

Man 7:30pm 

Fri 25

p42 p42 p42 p42

Peter Pan 10:15am & 2pm  Peter Pan 10:15am & 7pm  Peter Pan 2pm & 6pm  Peter Pan 1pm & 5pm 

Thu 6 Fri 7 Sat 8 Sun 9

p43 p42 p43 p42 p43 p42 p43

Snow Play 10:30am & 1:30pm  Peter Pan 10:15am & 7pm  Snow Play 10:30am  Peter Pan 2pm & 6pm  Snow Play 1pm & 4pm  Peter Pan 1pm & 5pm  Snow Play 1pm & 4pm 

Fri 14 Sat 15 Sun 16

p43 p42 p43 p42 p43 p42 p43

Snow Play 10:30am & 1:30pm  Peter Pan 10:15am & 7pm  Snow Play 10:30am  Peter Pan 2pm & 6pm  Snow Play 1pm & 4pm  Peter Pan 1pm & 5pm  Snow Play 1pm & 4pm 

Fri 21 Sat 22 Sun 23

Peter Pan 1pm & 5pm 

Peter Pan 2pm & 7pm 

Peter Pan 2pm & 7pm 

Peter Pan 2pm & 7pm 

Mon 31 Peter Pan 2pm & 6pm 

Sun 30

Sat 29

Fri 28

Thu 27

Wed 26 Peter Pan 2pm & 6pm 

p42

p42

p42

p42

p42

p42

p42

p42

Peter Pan 10:15am & 2pm 

Thu 20

Mon 24 Peter Pan 2pm & 6pm 

p43

Snow Play 10:30am & 1:30pm 

p42

p43

Snow Play 10:30am & 1:30pm 

Wed 19 Peter Pan 10:15am & 2pm 

p42

Peter Pan 10:15am & 2pm 

Tue 18

p43

p42

Peter Pan 10:15am & 2pm 

Thu 13

Mon 17 Snow Play 10:30am & 1:30pm 

p43

Snow Play 10:30am & 1:30pm 

p42

p42

Peter Pan 10:15am & 2pm 

Wed 12 Peter Pan 10:15am & 2pm 

Tue 11

p42

Peter Pan 10:15am & 2pm 

Wed 5

December

p10 p10 p10 p10 p10 p10

Wimbledon 1pm – 8pm  Wimbledon 1pm – 8pm  Wimbledon 1pm – 8pm  Wimbledon 1pm – 8pm  Wimbledon 1pm – 8pm  Wimbledon 1pm – 8pm 

Tue 3 Wed 4 Thu 5 Fri 6 Sat 7 Sun 8

Caribbean Carnival Procession Day TBC 

Caribbean Carnival Weekend: Family Fun Day TBC  p10 Olympic Games 10am – 10:30pm 

Sat 21 Sun 22 Fri 27

p11 p11 p11

Olympic Games 10am – 10:30pm  Mon 30 Olympic Games 10am – 10:30pm  Olympic Games 10am – 10:30pm 

Sun 29

p11

Markeaton Fair 2pm 

p12

Olympic Games 10am – 10:30pm  Fri 10

Markeaton Fair 2pm 

p11 p12

Markeaton Fair 2pm 

Olympic Games 10am – 10:30pm 

p11 p12

Olympic Games 10am – 10:30pm  Thu 9

Sun 12

p11

Olympic Games 10am – 10:30pm  Wed 8

p11

Olympic Games 10am – 10:30pm  Tue 7

p11

p11

Olympic Games 10am – 10:30pm  Mon 6

p12

p11

Olympic Games 10am – 10:30pm  Sun 5

Markeaton Fair 2pm 

p11

Olympic Games 10am – 10:30pm  Sat 4

Olympic Games 10am – 10:30pm 

p11

Olympic Games 10am – 10:30pm  Fri 3

Sat 11

p11

Olympic Games 10am – 10:30pm  Thu 2

p11

Olympic Games 10am – 10:30pm  Wed 1

August

Tue 31

p11

Olympic Games 10am – 10:30pm  Sat 28

p11

p5 p10

Farmers’ Market 8am – 2pm 

Thu 19

Mon 16 The Royal Ballet: Metamorphosis Titian 2012 6:30pm  p4

p10

Wimbledon 1pm – 8pm 

Mon 2

Sun 1

p8

The Darley Park Concert 7.20pm 

Sat 30

Euro 2012 Final TBC 

p9

London 2012 Torch Relay 4pm – midnight 

Fri 29

July

p5 p8

Farmers’ Market 8am – 2pm 

Thu 21


p34 p34

A Space Oddity  2:30pm & 7:30pm

CAMRA Beer Festival  12noon-2pm 

Sun 15

p35 p37

Derby Tattoo, Burlesque & Alternative Lifestyle Festival  12noon-8pm 

The Little Big Club Live In Concert  2pm 

Sun 22

Tue 24

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Box Office 01332 255800

p35

Derby Tattoo, Burlesque & Alternative Lifestyle Festival  12noon-11pm 

Sat 21

p35

p34

CAMRA Beer Festival  11am-11pm 

Sat 14

Mon 16 Rhys Darby This Way To Spaceship  8pm 

p34

A Space Oddity  7:30pm 

p42 p42

Peter Pan 1pm & 5pm 

Sun 6

p42

p42

p42

Peter Pan 2pm & 6pm 

Peter Pan 2pm & 7pm 

Peter Pan 2pm & 7pm 

Peter Pan 2pm & 7pm 

Sat 5

Fri 4

Thu 3

Wed 2

January

p13

Derby Festè TBC  Derby Festè TBC 

Sat 22

Farmers’ Market 8am – 2pm 

p5 p16

Farmers’ Market 8am – 2pm  Christmas Lights Switch On 4pm 

Thu 15 Sat 17

Assembly Rooms & Guildhall Theatre, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AH

p16

Derby Bonfire & Fireworks 2pm  Sun 4

November

Thu 18

p5

p5 p13

Farmers’ Market 8am – 2pm 

Thu 20 Fri 21

October

Igniting Ambition: Interdependence Day 4pm – 9pm p12

Sun 9

p5

Last Night Of The Proms 4pm 

Sat 8

September

p12

p12

Markeaton Fair 2pm 

Sat 18

Igniting Ambition: Sport Day 10:30am – 3:30pm 

p12

Markeaton Fair 2pm 

Fri 17

Sat 25

p12

Markeaton Fair 2pm 

p12

p5 p12

Farmers’ Market 8am – 2pm 

Thu 16

Markeaton Fair 2pm 

p12

Markeaton Fair 2pm 

Wed 15

Sun 19

p12

Markeaton Fair 2pm 

Tue 14

Igniting Ambition: Film Day 4pm – 7pm 

p12

Mon 13 Markeaton Fair 2pm 


 Open for

business We have a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces available for hire.

From the intimate Grade II listed Guildhall Theatre to a variety of corporate and performance spaces in the Assembly Rooms, from prime high street outdoor retail space to city centre parks, we’re sure to have something to suit your needs.

To find out more, look online at derbylive.co.uk or contact Touseef Hussain on 01332 287345 or email touseef.hussain@derby.gov.uk

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