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Welcome What do you fancy this spring? Come in from the cold and enjoy a cosy night in with Derby LIVE. Sit back, relax and let us entertain you... If you haven’t booked yet then make sure you get your hands on some tickets for at least one our three magical Christmas shows – The Wind in the Willows, Aladdin and Puss in Boots. Stuck for a Christmas present? Tickets make a great gift and we also sell gift vouchers that can be used at most theatres. Our spring homegrown theatre season kicks off with Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice – brutal economics, unfettered prejudice and fairytale romance, set against a backdrop of the 1920s London Stock Exchange. In March we’re very excited to bring you The Mountaintop (Winner of the 2010 Olivier Award for Best New Play), which transports you a Memphis hotel room and the last night of Martin Luther King. Some of the hottest tickets in spring have already sold out - but don’t worry here are some hand-picked substitutes. If you wanted to see Jason Derulo, try Reality TV’s Ultimate Pop Group, Gleemania. Sarah Millican has sold every seat, so why not come along to see rising comedy star Andi Osho? By the time you read this, John Bishop’s two dates will undoubtedly be full, so why not see Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow guests Sean Collins & Mike Gunn.

It goes without saying that there is an incredible amount of first rate comedy across all of our venues, but there is so much more too. If you like your music loud and local, come along to one of our Evolution gigs – great value for money and a chance to support acts from the Derby area. The folk/world music ‘supergroup’ that is The Imagined Village are here in February a real highlight for fans of any musical style. For a great night (or afternoon) out, The Chinese State Circus will take your breath away as they transport you to a land of legends and Shaolin Warriors in Mulan! Moscow City Ballet will also be in town with The Nutcracker & Sleeping Beauty. Bringing dance bang up to date, the “remarkable” (Daily Mail) Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company’s 7734 makes a great introduction to modern dance, mixing visceral choreography, video, text and music. In April, we’ve tempted the Agatha Christie Theatre Company back to Derby Theatre with Verdict, or over in the Assembly Rooms the same week it’s a hard knock life for little orphan Annie! Whatever you see this spring, we hope you enjoy it. If you have any feedback, good or bad, we love to hear from you – email us at derbylive@derby.gov.uk Ed Green Marketing & Communications Manager Bob Rushton Programme Manager


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Contents Theatre

Christmas Show

BSL Signed

Variety

Age Guidance

Audio Described

LIVEsaver event

Captioned Performance

Dance

LIVE saver

Comedy

FRIENDS

FRIENDS Discount

Post-Show Discussion

Music

Amateur Theatre

Amateur Theatre

Learning

Family

Pre-Show Dining

Events

Standing Only

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Home-grown High-quality Professionally-produced THEATRE Made in Derby FOR YOU From just £8

The Wind in the Willows

The Merchant of Venice

Puss in Boots See p13

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The

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BE MY BABY

Youth Theatre

mountaintop

SqueAkers

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See p60

See p58

Community Theatre

Lysistrata See p65

THE GO BETWEEN See p67

“A gift from the gods for Derby” Derby Telegraph on Onassis


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Benefits

FRIENDS of Derby LIVE

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

Become a FRIEND of Derby LIVE and you can make great savings on many tickets and take advantage of all these benefits: • £3 off standard ticket prices for selected shows (for two people) • Priority booking on selected shows • 2 tickets for the price of 1 on the first night of LIVEsaver shows and selected nights of week-long shows (one 2 for 1 ticket offer per membership for each valid show) • 10% discount on LIVEsaver and 2 for 1 on preview and press nights for all Derby LIVE productions • Regular newsletter to keep you informed of forthcoming shows and special Friends offers • Invitation to meet the stars of our pantomime for you and a guest • Your own personal membership card • Discounted offers at selected local restaurants • 10% off pre-show dining in our 45 suite Cost of a single standard membership is just

£18 per year

You can recover the cost of your membership by taking advantage of just one of our 2 for 1 ticket offers!

Adopt a seat in the historic Guildhall Theatre - £200 for 10 years

SPONSOR A SEAT

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

Individual sponsorship

Celebrate a special occasion with seat sponsorship! Adopt a seat in your own name or as a gift for a friend. Seat sponsorship is a unique way to mark the arrival of a new child or for a special birthday present.

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

In Memory Business or group sponsorship

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

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

Contact

If you would like more information about Seat Sponsorship please contact Peter Ireson on 01332 255 441.


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* Terms & Conditions LIVEsaver prices are per person and apply to the best available seats at the time of booking. Tickets must be purchased in one transaction. Subject to availability. Not available online. Does not apply to tickets already purchased. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Aladdin and The Wind in the Willows All performances from Sat 18 Dec – Sun 2 Jan are priced as Fri-Sun evenings. **

CHRISTMAS CLUB Terms & Conditions Buy tickets for either Aladdin or The Wind in the Willows and get 25% off tickets for the other show. Must be booked and paid for by the same person, but they do not need to be bought at the same time. Discounted tickets limited to same number of tickets bought for first production. Subject to availability, not available online, cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.


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THE Wind in the Willows*

Aladdin*

THE Merchant of Venice

Sat 27 Nov – Sat 15 Jan See p8

Wed 8 Dec – Sun 9 Jan See p10

Fri 4 – Sat 26 Feb See p20

BE MY BABY

THE GO BETWEEN

Fri 29 Apr - Sat 21 May See p60

Thu 6 - Sat 29 Oct See p67

THE MOUNTAIntop

Fri 18 Mar - Sat 9 Apr See p40

APRIL IN PARIS

LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER

Tue 1 - Sat 5 Mar See p32

Tue 29 – Thu 31 Mar See p47

VERDICT

LARKRISE TO CANDLEFORD

Mon 4 - Sat 9 Apr See p52

Tue 10 & Wed 11 May See p63


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watch the trailerS at www.derbylive.co.uk The Wind in the Willows is a classic of children’s literature that has delighted children and adults alike for decades. The day that Mole abandons his spring-cleaning and sets out to enjoy the sunshine is the start of many adventures. Not only does he discover the river and the joys of messing around in boats, but he also forges a lifelong friendship with Ratty, Badger and the eccentric and incorrigible Toad.

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When Toad becomes obsessed with motor cars, Ratty and Mole enlist the help of wise Badger. However, Mr Toad dashes from one escapade to another: from an upturned gypsy caravan to a stolen motorcar, a spell in prison, to a daring breakout. When Toad Hall is taken over by the fiendish weasels, the four friends share the most thrilling adventure of all as they hatch a heroic plan to win it back! A timeless, exciting tale of adventure and cunning, camaraderie, fun and friendship. Poop Poop!

Sat 27 Nov - Sat 15 Jan Derby Theatre BSL Signed performances Fri 10 Dec, 7.30pm, Thu 23 Dec, 2.30pm & Sat 15 Jan, 2.30pm Audio Described performances Sat 18 Dec, 2.30pm & Wed 22 Dec, 7.30pm Captioned performances Sat 11 Dec 2.30pm & 7.30pm Tickets £8 - £21, see page 68 for details. See diary page 82 for performance times. LIVE saver

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Illustrations: Karate Grafika

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Director Hannah Chissick Designer Philip Witcomb Musical Director Jofre Alsina Composer Tony Coffey                           

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Men Behaving Badly and Waterloo Road

Neil Morrissey Wishee Washee

Derby Favourites

Simmons & Simmons PCs You and Me

CITV's Hi-5

Brenda – The ‘PLENTY’ Girls

Grease is The Word’s

Aladdin

Widow Twankey

Princess Jasmine

Luke Roberts

Ian Good

Vicky Hoyles


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You can escape to a world of magic and mystery, where adventure beckons on a pantomime flight of spectacle, slapstick and song this Christmas! Bringing wise cracks, chaos and comedy to the production and back by popular demand, is Men Behaving Badly and Waterloo Road star Neil Morrissey as Wishee Washee.   Jumping on board this first-class flight to pantoland is Luke Roberts from CITV’s Hi-5 as our dashing hero Aladdin. Simmons and Simmons return on a mission to restore and maintain order as PCs You and Me, and Ian Good with his outrageous wardrobe will be dishing up plenty of fun and frolics as the eccentric Widow Twankey.

And don’t forget the winner of Ram FM and Derby LIVE’s Fame Factor, Marcia Lynnette Campbell will be appearing too! So all you need to do is book your tickets, fasten your seat belts and sit back and enjoy this magical ride of mystery, sparkling romance and dazzling adventure as you fly high with Aladdin! Director Keith Simmons Choreographer Robert Wheeler Musical Director Philip Shute Sound Designer David Gates Lighting Designer Matt Veitch Written by Keith and Ben Simmons Scenery Designer Stephen Wilson Costumes Designer Eve Wilkinson

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Wed 8 Dec - Sun 9 Jan 2011 Assembly Rooms - Great Hall FRIENDS 2 FOR 1 Meet the Cast night Fri 17 Dec, 7pm BSL Signed performances Tue 14 Dec, 2pm, Sat 18 Dec 6pm, Tue 28 Dec, 2pm & Sat 8 Jan, 2pm Audio Described performances Tue 4 Jan, 7pm & Sat 8 Jan, 2pm Tickets £8 - £21, see page 68 for details. See diary page 82 for performance times. LIVE saver

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Frosty festive fun is back in Derby’s market place this December, as the outdoor skating rink returns.

Wed 8 Dec – Thu 6 Jan, 12 noon – 8pm (except Christmas Day & New Year’s Day) Sessions run hourly from 12 noon. Last admission 7pm Market Place, Derby Adults £5, Children £3, Family Ticket £12.50 (2 adults & 2 children), Groups 10+ £4 each


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Enter a land of enchanted forests, glorious meadows and magnificent castles in this new adaptation of Charles Perrault’s Puss in Boots. The Miller’s son is miserable: his father has died and whilst his brothers have inherited the mill, all he’s been left is a ‘stinking cat’. However, our perfectly preened Puss refuses to be downhearted and quickly sets the wheels of her enterprising plan into motion.

With a teensy bit of luck and a whole lot of pluck (plus a little help from her good friends, the audience), Puss soon proves her worth by befriending the King, corralling a castle and seeing off an ogre – all in a day’s work! This life-affirming tale filled with music and fun, is sure to delight and engage even the very youngest of audience members as well as anyone who’s ever dreamt of their own happily ever after, reminding us all that - with the right attitude and some truly fabulous footwear – anything’s possible! Director Tessa Walker Designer Cecilia Carey

Fri 10 – Fri 31 Dec, See diary page 82 for performances times BSL Signed performance Wed 22 Dec, 1.30pm Audio Described performance Thu 16 Dec, 1.30pm  Guildhall Theatre £8.50, concessions £7, Family ticket (4) £25, school rates available

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Image © Fred Marcellino. Used with the permission of Pippin Properties Inc.


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Sustained Magic Theatre Company

Release Chellaston Players

Our Day Out

Funny, sad and true to life, Willy Russell’s play, with its exuberant songs, tells the story of a bunch of Liverpudlian underprivileged and remedial school children taken on a day out by their teachers. Take a break from the panto season and see the best of youth and adult talent in this rollercoaster ride of human emotions, where the joys and fun of growing up contrast deeply with the depressingly empty lives of these failed pupils. Book tickets on 01332 703828 Mrs Lin Freeman

Thu 6 - Sun 9 Jan, Thu - Sat, 7.15pm, Sat Matinee, 2.15pm, Sun 1pm & 5pm Guildhall Theatre £8.50, concessions £7.50 Amateur Theatre

Evolution “No one is sane; it's all about degrees.” Chelsea is a disturbed young woman with something to prove, Angela has a violent husband, Sarah never meant to hurt her bullying stepmother and Elizabeth’s love knows no bounds. They're brought together in prison drama therapy and we hear their stories of lives torn apart by violence, some systematic, some arbitrary. They must decide what happens next and if what we do today does have to shape the rest of our lives, or is redemption just around the corner? Part of a First Destination project for new graduates.

Tue 11 - Sat 15 Jan, 8pm Derby Theatre Studio £10, concessions £8, students £7

Evolution gigs feature a wealth of emerging and established talent across two stages, bringing you an event that has great music, an atmosphere that everyone can enjoy and great value! Boasting professional staging, lighting and sound, the gigs are a great chance for local artists to get involved in Derby LIVE’s programme, and for audiences to enjoy a full musical experience. Keep up to date with news at www.myspace.com/evolutionderby

You can get involved by emailling: evolutionderby@myspace.com

Sat 15 Jan, from 2pm Sat 16 Apr, from 2pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite £4 in advance, £5 on the door


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Mitch Winehouse

Traditional Mid-Winter Revels The Derbyshire Volunteers

An evening of music, song and dance from the Derbyshire folk scene with The Derbyshire Volunteers to drive those mid-winter blues away! This multi-talented band of up to twenty musicians will help you drive those mid-winter blues away in true traditional style - voices raised, concertinas pressed, fiddles caressed, banjos plucked, guitars strummed, melodeons squeezed, bodhrans belted, brass bellowed and keyboards tinkled. Whether a listener or a dancer The Derbyshire Volunteers delight audiences wherever they perform.

The Watson Players

Pinocchio

Will Pinocchio the wooden puppet ever become a real boy? Despite help from Jiminy Cricket and a kind fairy, Pinocchio gets into all kinds of scrapes and exciting adventures. Led astray by a cat and a fox, kidnapped by a pirate, then swallowed by a shark.

All proceeds will go to charity.

Phew! Talking puppets and a circus make this a lively, colourful story which will lift your spirits.

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www.thewatsonplayers.org.uk

Sun 16 Jan, 6pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite

Mon 17 - Sun 23 Jan Mon - Fri, 7.15pm, Sat 22, 2pm & 6pm, Sun 23, 2pm Guildhall Theatre

£12, concessions £10

£9, concessions £7 Amateur Theatre

Mitch Winehouse’s (yes, Amy’s Dad) live gigs show a depth of musical knowledge and impeccable taste, stemming from his young days in the East End of London, when his father owned a barber shop and all he remembers about that time is the music. Mitch’s debut album Rush of Love is jazz, swing, crooning if you like - the Winehouse musical DNA. The music comes from a perfectly natural place, revealing the roots of his own, as well as his daughter’s, musical inspiration. Alongside classic jazz standards including Please Be Kind, How Insensitive and You Go To My Head, he joins artists from Elton John to Matt Monro, performing songs written especially by Tony Hiller.

Thu 20 Jan, 7.30pm Derby Theatre £17, concessions £15


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Derby Jazz

Phil Robson & the Instant Message Quintet featuring Mark Turner

Gari Glaysher

Born in London, one of Gari’s first jobs, as guitarist and lead singer in a rock band, led him on to formal training with a vocal coach who recognised his natural tenor voice and encouraged him to explore opera. Gari has since performed in many operas including Carmen and La Boheme, in several operettas including The Pirates of Penzance and HMS Pinafore and in the lead role of Tony in West Side Story. In 2009 Gari released his debut album, Serenata, a collection of Italian love songs, from which Gari will perform a selection, along with classic opera and crossover songs.

Fri 21 Jan, 7.30pm Derby Theatre £17, concessions £15

Caroline Green School of Dance

Keep On Dancing

An outstanding evening of entertainment featuring the students of one of Derby's leading Performing Arts schools. Come and join them for their very special 20th Annual Show at Derby Theatre! With fantastic dance routines and stunning costumes, this show is not to be missed for anything! www.carolinegreendance.co.uk

Sat 22 & Sun 23 Jan, 7pm Sun Matinee, 2pm Derby Theatre £14, under 16s & over 60s £13 Amateur Theatre

Internationally acclaimed jazz guitarist Phil Robson joins forces with equally renowned New York and London based musicians in a project that promises to be his most dynamic venture to date. Phil won the Parliamentary Best Jazz CD for his “Six Strings and the Beat”, a project commissioned by Derby Jazz and recently played with Barbra Streisand at her exclusive UK appearance. Band members, New York saxophonist, Mark Turner, Gareth Lockrane on flute, Michael Janisch on bass and Cuban drummer, Ernesto Simpson, have been variously described as “hip, melodic and bouncy” (The Times), “brilliantly imaginative” (Jazzwise), “powerful and innovative” (The New York Times), “furious” and “ever more the world class artist” (The Guardian).

Sun 23 Jan, 8pm with Jazz in the foyer from 7pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite £12, concessions £10, under 19s free with accompanying adult


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Punt & Dennis European Union Chamber Orchestra Director: Hans Peter Hofmann Soloist: Nicola Benedetti (violin) Vivaldi The Four Seasons Mozart Divertimento in F

Major, K 138 Fauré Nocturne, from Shylock Britten Simple Symphony

Nicola Benedetti and the European Union Chamber Orchestra return to the Assembly Rooms for what are undoubtedly the most popular of all baroque violin concertos culminating in Britten’s Simple Symphony, whose freshness and vitality have made it one of his best-loved works.

Wed 26 Jan, 7.30pm Talking Music from 6.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall £15 - £27, concessions £13 - £24, subscriptions & group rates available, FRIENDS £3 off, family ticket, under 16s £15 FRIENDS

They Should Get Out More

Punt & Dennis return to the live arena after four years and have a go at politics, then squeeze new material out of the Olympics, the BBC and plumbers. Hugh Dennis (BBC’s Outnumbered and Mock the Week) does ridiculous mimes, great impressions and generally spends his time undermining his little chum. It is very funny. And very clever. Maybe we shouldn’t mention that they sing The Wheels On The Bus and that Hugh spends an inordinate amount of time as a velociraptor, because that doesn’t sound clever, does it?

Pulling Faces

Louise Jameson

Louise Jameson (probably best known as Rosa di Marco in Eastenders) plays 12 different characters and tells us what has brought her to this critical point in her life. Should she go under the knife to enhance her looks, or... to hell with it, on a date with her toy boy? Louise plays Joanne Taylor a former TV diva who is on the verge of her 55th birthday, seriously single, ‘hot-flushing’ and about to make some drastic changes in her life. An acerbic, topical comedy about society’s obsession with youth, beauty and transformation.

“The kings of satirical comedy.” The Guardian

There will be a Q&A session after the show.

Wed 26 Jan, 8pm Derby Theatre

Thu 27 Jan, 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre

£20, concessions £18

£13, concessions £11


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Call Mr Robeson:

A life, with songs Written and Performed by Tayo Aluko

Present Company

Paul Robeson is a great actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. When he gets too radical and outspoken for the establishment’s liking, he is branded a traitor to his country, is harassed and denied opportunities to perform or travel.

In Lerner & Loewe's musical version of Shaw's Pygmalion every song is a show-stoppper: The Rain in Spain, I Could Have Danced All Night, On The Street Where You Live, With a Little Bit of Luck...

This rollercoaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable life highlights how his activism caused him to be disowned and disremembered, even by leaders and descendants of the civil rights movement. It features some famous songs and speeches, and a defiant testimony to the Senate House Un-American Activities Committee.

From a cockney knees-up in Covent Garden to the glitter of the Embassy ballroom - not to mention that unfortunate incident at Ascot, this glorious tale of a flower girl groomed to enter society to win a bet, is an absolute classic. Why not banish winter blues and come to enjoy Eliza Doolittle, Professor Higgins, Colonel Pickering, Freddie, Dustman Doolittle, and the rest in one of the most popular musicals of all time.

University of Derby & Uncontained Arts

Afrique Classique

An evening of song with South African born tenor Dana de Waal whose startlingly agile voice and breathtaking vocal control have thrilled audiences internationally. With a career spanning over thirty years, audiences around the world have been thrilled by his vocal mastery that goes hand in hand with an emotional high ride that is at once exhausting, mesmerising and yet, leaves one wanting for more!

There will be a Q&A session after the show.

Present Company is directed and choreographed by Jean Gemmell. Musical Director and orchestra conductor Morris Fisher.

Deemed as the Pavarotti of South Africa, Dana’s repertoire is a versatile blend of classical, African, folk, theatre and contemporary music along with his own compositions, which will leave you thinking that you have never heard it “quite like that” before!

Fri 28 Jan, 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre

Fri 28 & Sat 29 Jan, 7.30pm Sat Matinee, 2.30pm Derby Theatre

Sat 29 Jan, 7.45pm Derby Theatre Studio

Tayo Aluko brings one of the 20th Century’s most impressive, but overlooked, figures back to life in this powerful, compelling tour-deforce performance.

£10, concessions £8

£15, concessions £13, group rates available Amateur Theatre

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Glenn Miller Orchestra

Milton Jones

Lion Whisperer

Hits From The Blitz

Milton Jones - you know the weird bloke with the shirts from Mock the Week. As well as star of the Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and the voice of 8 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. Well it’s his new show with new stuff, not in his last show. YouTube him or something... Tickets available for an extra ate on Fri 27 May.

Ray McVay presents the Glenn Miller Orchestra bringing the 40s to Derby with Hits from the Blitz. The Moonlight Serenaders with their fabulous harmonies; Jan Messeder and Colin Anthony on vocals and the swinging jazz band, The Uptown Hall Gang, all get together to give you a concert that will leave you with an unforgettable evening. For lovers of Big Bands there will be a tribute to the Big Bands including Ted Heath.

www.miltonjones.com

Sun 30 Jan, 8pm LD SO T! Guildhall Theatre

Tue 1 Feb, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall

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As a tribute to Glenn’s USAAF Band and remembering the great concerts Glenn gave in Europe during WWII, the second half of the show will be performed in US Army Air Force uniforms. This is a perfect night out for Big Band aficionados. www.glennmillerorchestra.co.uk

TEA DANCE

Weekly tea dances take place in the Assembly Rooms Darwin Suite, most Mondays at 1.30pm. £2. Please call the Box Office on 01332 255800 to confirm if going ahead.


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It is 1928 – just prior to the Wall Street Crash and the rise of the Third Reich. Money may not be able to buy you happiness, but it can certainly buy just about everything else. Thus, the price is right for Shylock the Jew in insisting on his pound of flesh when the merchant Antonio’s investments literally go adrift. And the beautiful Portia is the star prize for any entrepreneurial gambler who guesses correctly when ‘opening the box’.

Once again, Derby LIVE will be staging a challenging and morally-complex play in a way which makes it meaningful and relevant to today’s audiences. This production will explore how the most privileged in society often treat those at the margins. The clash of brutal economics, unfettered prejudice and fairytale romance promises to make Derby LIVE’s production of The Merchant of Venice one of the theatrical highlights of the year.

Following the success of Derby LIVE’s production of Much Ado About Nothing in 2009, we are thrilled to be producing another of Shakespeare’s most gripping plays – The Merchant of Venice.

Director Pete Meakin Designer Patrick Connellan Lighting Designer Chris Ellis Sound Designer Adam McCready

Fri 4 – Sat 26 Feb Derby Theatre Tickets £8 - £21. See page 68 for details. See diary page 83 for performance times

BSL Signed performances Sat 19 Feb, 2.30pm & Thu 24 Feb, 7.30pm Audio Described performances Wed 23 Feb, 7.30pm & Sat 26 Feb, 2.30pm Pre-Show Talk with Professor Janette Dillon (The University of Nottingham) Thu 24 Feb, 6.30pm Post-Show Discussion Thu 24 Feb Education Day Thu 17 Feb, from 4pm See page 71 Twilight Workshops available See page 71

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Paul Rider as

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Eyes Front with Isla St Clair

Zoe Lyons Clownbusting

Many years ago whilst up a hill with the Kate Bush Fan Club, eating magic fudge, Zoe stumbled upon the secret of inner peace. Just live life and be happy. But that’s much easier said than done when you’re the sort of person who could commit mass insect homicide in a butterfly house, becomes violent when confronted with souvenir thimbles and lies awake at night worrying that if you ever went to prison you wouldn’t use the time wisely and would only be a disappointment to yourself.

Put together in 2010 as part of the Derbyshire Literature Festival, the Mills and Chimneys project brought together a group of musicians from all ages and backgrounds, writing and performing songs inspired by the Derbyshire landscape and its many traditions. The project has seen sell out concerts and wide spread critical acclaim throughout the county.

A delightful combination of music, film and nostalgia about the effect of music in wartime. Singer and broadcaster, Isla St Clair, performs a selection of songs ranging from Napoleonic times through to the popular hits that were born out of two world wars. Isla is known to millions for her numerous television appearances including The Royal Variety Show, Morecambe and Wise Show and co-host of the BBC’s Generation Game. Joining Isla is film maker Patrick King, who gives a fascinating and humorous “behind-the-scenes” look at the making of their awardwinning documentary. Using film clips they illustrate how songs and music played an important part in people’s daily lives: for boosting morale, propaganda or just reminding people of better times.

Zoe has come to realise that life is too short, particularly if you are a butterfly in the wrong place at the wrong time and is going to try to be happy... although the word ‘try’ sounds like there’s effort involved and she is not particularly pleased about that.

For this special concert, the musicians - David Gibb, Lucy Ward, Julian Butt, Sarah Matthews, Elly Lucas and Mike Smith - will be joined by fellow band members from their other projects – Cupola and David Gibb and The Pony Club - in a fantastic evening of great music and stories.

Fri 4 Feb, 8pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite

Sat 5 Feb, 8pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite

Sun 6 Feb, 5pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite

£12, concessions £10

£8

£9

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Derby Jazz

Tony Kofi Standard Time Trio

Jason Manford

Renowned for his cheeky observational humour and loveable, friendly delivery, Jason will entertain fans with an evening of guaranteed laughter as he delights with stories of the tell-tale signs that he is turning into his Dad including disapproving of skimpy clothes, lying to your kids and spending more time in B&Q than HMV. “One of the most consistently funny and effortlessly charming new comics around” Jonathan Ross

Tickets still available for Fri 4 Nov.

Nottingham-born saxophonist, Toni Kofi is a formidable figure on today’s jazz scene. He has an amazing ability to swing and express great feeling, never losing his own original sound. The Standard Time Trio is Kofi’s newly formed band featuring Stacey Kent’s former double bassist, Dave Chamberlain (from Belper) and Washington D.C. native, Rod Youngs, on drums. The evening will showcase the trio’s captivating rearrangements of classic jazz standards that use every instrument to its fullest range, presenting a fresh and vibrant sound for today.

www.jasonmanford.com

“Impressive, absorbing and enjoyable” The Observer

Thu 10 Feb, 7.30pm LD Assembly Rooms - Great SO Hall T!

Fri 11 Feb, 8pm with Jazz in the foyer from 7pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite

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Soul Over Easy and Derby LIVE

Northern Soul All-nighter

Eighteen outstanding DJs will make this a night to remember for all Soul lovers. The Great Hall will be stomping, spinning and flipping to the sounds of classic oldies with the help of a top lineup of DJs including Dave Evison, John Manship, Yocky, Mitch, Ian Gee and many more. The Darwin Suite will be transformed into the Soul Expression Room with the latest soul sounds including rare soul, modern, R’n’B and crossover from outstanding DJs like Soul Sam, Andy Jackson, Roger Banks and others. With two large dance floors and bars open until late. www.soulovereasy.co.uk

Sat 12 Feb, 9pm - 7am Assembly Rooms £12 advance, £15 on the door


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Future Legend Theatre Company

Roll Out the Barrel

sinfonia ViVA

Conductor: André de Ridder For over 10 years this hugely popular and uplifting show has been delighting audiences with a wonderful mix of music and memories. In a gloriously happy show, Terry Bradford & Sussie Arvesen take you on a joyous and unforgettable musical journey. A feast of non-stop nostalgia featuring over 65 songs that you know and love. Their last visit to the Assembly Rooms was a huge success. You’ll be singing all the way home.

Tue 15 Feb, 2.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall £11, over 60s £9, group rates available

Schumann Symphony in

G minor (Zwickau)

Meredith New commission Beethoven Symphony No.6

(Pastoral)

Derby-based sinfonia ViVA and Conductor André de Ridder perform Schumann’s Symphony in G minor, Beethoven’s emotional Symphony No 6 and an exciting new commission by their Composer in the House, Anna Meredith.

Wed 16 Feb, 7.30pm Talking Music from 6.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall £15 - £27, concessions £13 - £24, subscriptions & group rates available, FRIENDS £3 off, family ticket, under 16s £15 FRIENDS

THE Glenn Miller Mystery Twinwood Airfield, Bedfordshire, 1999. As a Frank Sinatra tribute artist prepares for his final performance, a stranger enters dressed in U.S. Military uniform... a disturbing truth is about to be revealed. Including real life accounts from around the time of Major Miller’s disappearance, this new thriller explores one of World War II’s unsolved mysteries. Please note that The Glenn Miller Mystery represents an entirely fictional theory of the disappearance of Glenn Miller. It is in no way a historically documented or researched account, so any similarity would be purely coincidental.

www.glennmillermystery.com

Wed 16 Feb, 8pm Guildhall Theatre £13, concessions £11


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PR Promotions

Skiffle Party Peter Donegan with The Lonnie Donegan Band plus Please Y’Self

An evening of pure nostalgia with the original band that toured for 30 years with the legendary Lonnie Donegan, and now featuring his son, Peter. The Imagined Village is a stunning project led by Grammy Award winning musician, producer and Afro Celt Sound System founder, Simon Emmerson. Formed in 2007, this daring fusion of musical cultures brings together an array of brilliant and challenging voices and sets them in a musical framework where fiddles and squeezebox breathe easily alongside electronica and ambient effects. On stage will be an outstanding line-up including Martin Carthy, Eliza Carthy and Chris Wood, backed by a band featuring Simon Emmerson, Johnny Kalsi, Ali Friend, Andy Gangadeen, Simon Richmond, Sheema Mukherjee and Barney Morse Brown. “It’s mischievous and tender, wry and wise, sad and surreal, but a folk that could only have been made in the 21st century” The Observer Music Magazine

Peter Donegan lead vocals, acoustic guitar, banjo, harmonica and mandolin - Paul Henry lead guitar Chris Hunt drums - Sticky Wicket percussion - Eddie Masters bass. Peter and the band will be performing songs from their new album, plus their own version of songs made famous by his father, Lonnie. Pure magic from the band who was at the heart of the skiffle and rock ‘n’ roll boom.  With special guests, Derbyshire’s own Please Y’Self. This trio has been performing their unique brand of skiffle around the UK and Europe for an incredible thirty years and shows no sign of mellowing or losing their spontaneous approach. Be prepared for a lot of foot-stomping fun!  www.prpromotions.org.uk

Fri 18 Feb, 8pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall

Sat 19 Feb, 8pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite

£19.50, concessions £17.50

£16, concessions £14


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Jason Derülo plus special guests

Rikki Loney ( X Factor) Nikitta Angus ( X Factor) Andy Scott Lee ( Pop Idol ) Emma Beard ( Pop Stars The Rivals ) Shaun Smith ( Britain’s Got Talent )

Stacey McClean ( X Factor) Anthony Kavanagh ( Grease Is The Word) Kimberley Southwick ( X Factor) Aaron Bayley ( Pop Idol ) David Francis ( Last Choir Standing )

10 of the biggest stars from The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Pop Idol, Pop Stars - The Rivals, Grease Is The Word & Last Choir Standing have been brought together to create reality TV’s Ultimate Pop Group for a spectacular concert of songs inspired by the smash hit TV phenomenon GLEE.

Fresh from a hugely successful summer of live dates, including V Festival, Radio 1’s Big Weekend and a headline UK Tour, Jason Derülo is firmly established as one of music’s hottest new stars. With global sales of over 12 million singles, 1.3 million of them in the UK with current single What If?, the No.1 smash In My Head, Ridin’ Solo and his debut Whatcha Say, which also topped the US Billboard chart.

GLEEMANIA is a high-octane, high-on-life production that showcases brilliant arrangements and jaw-dropping choreography to bring incredible music from all eras back to life, including Don’t Stop Believin’, Gold Digger, and, of course, mashups inspired by the hit TV show.

“Hot new R‘n’B sensation.” Daily Star

Sun 20 Feb, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall

Mon 21 Feb, 7pm D OL T! SHall Assembly Rooms - Great U

£23.50, £19.50

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Moscow City Ballet & Orchestra

The Nutcracker & Sleeping Beauty

Moscow City Ballet and its live orchestra is an enduring example of quality and genuine Russian touring ballet. Tchaikovsky's rousing and familiar score, sumptuous sets and fabulous costumes, make this magical production of The Nutcracker a visual feast for every audience. Follow little Clara's adventures as her world is transformed into a magical snowy pine forest and then into a colourful Kingdom of Flowers.

The enchanting and romantic story of Sleeping Beauty inspired Tchaikovsky to write some of his most glorious music, and the ballet has captivated audiences for well over a hundred years. The beautiful Princess Aurora, cursed to die by the wicked witch Carabosse has the curse changed to 100 years sleep by the Lilac Fairy, to be awoken by the kiss of her handsome Prince. Their ensuing wedding is attended by a host of fairytale characters. This magical production is a fine display of all the dramatic and lyrical talents of Moscow City Ballet.

The Nutcracker - Wed 23 - Thu 24 Feb, 7.30pm, Thu Matinee, 2.30pm Sleeping Beauty - Fri 25 Feb 2.30pm, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall £17 - £30, concessions £20 - £28, under 16s £12, over 60s offer on matinees £17 - £21, FRIENDS £14 - £27, groups and school rates available. See both ballets from £17 - £25 each FRIENDS


P28 Hard Graft Theatre Company

When Will I Be Famous?

Hard Graft Theatre Company try to answer the question: How easy is it to become famous?... by trying to become famous in three months. Featuring Amanda Holden, Piers Morgan and many more celebrities. N.B. Before you rush out and buy tickets to see Holden, Morgan etc, please note they won’t be there in person, that ticket would be far more expensive! www.hardgraft.co.uk

Wed 23 Feb, 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre £12, concessions £10, FRIENDS £9 FRIENDS

Attic Rats

Arsenic & Old Lace

A madcap, hilarious black comedy that revolves around a New York drama critic who struggles with his sweet but homicidal elderly aunts, his insane brother Teddy (who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt), his violent brother Jonathan and suspicious assistant Dr Einstein, as well as his new fiancé Elaine. www.atticrats.co.uk

Thu 24 - Sat 26 Feb, 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre £8, over 60s £6 Amateur Theatre

A highly entertaining and energetic studio production of this cult classic featuring songs such as Feed Me and Suddenly Seymour. Join us at Mushnik’s florist shop on Skid Row and watch Audrey Two blossom from a small potplant to a flesh-eating monster before your very eyes! Come and see if Seymour and Audrey escape from Skid Row and see what happens to that dentist – but whatever you do, don’t feed the plant!

Thu 24 - Sat 26 Feb, 7.45pm Derby Theatre Studio £8, concessions £6 Student Theatre


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Shazia Mirza

Multiple Choice

Most people have a crush at 16, a relationship by 32, sex in between. Not me and Susan Boyle (allegedly). What happens when you don’t follow the obvious path? Brand new stand-up show from international award-winning comedian and Guardian Weekend magazine columnist. As seen on Have I Got News For You (BBC) Last Comic Standing (NBC) and Beautiful People (BBC) and heard on Muslim Driving School (BBC) and The Now Show (BBC). “Wonderfully life-enhancingly funny” The Guardian “Mirza – the Lenny Bruce of female stand-up” Metro

www.shazia-mirza.com

Sat 26 Feb, 8pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite £11, concessions £9

Star of Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and if.comedy Best Newcomer, Sarah Millican, has announced an extension to her hugely popular debut tour, Chatterbox, which opened to rave reviews in August at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The sweet and filthy Geordie’s show promises jokes about life, love and what to do when your boyfriend puts a sock on your boob during sex.

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WARRIORS From the land of legends and warrior Shaolin monks comes the incredible new Chinese State Circus production – the live acrobatic spectacular - Mulan. A breathtaking fusion of precision acrobatics, Shaolin martial arts, dazzling circus skills, colourful characters from Peking Opera, physical theatre and drama choreographed to an original music score, Mulan is based on the legend of one of China’s greatest heroines. 

Although the tales of how a peasant girl led an army to save her nation from invasion have spread over the world in poems, songs, books, and films, this is their first incarnation in the all-action world of international circus. Entertainment for all the family from the world’s leading Chinese acrobats. “A show of daunting athleticism” The Observer

Sun 27 Feb, 5pm & Mon 28 Feb 5pm & 8pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall £12 - £26, concessions £14 - £24, family ticket (4) £52, £72, £92


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Orchestra D’île de France

Derby LIVE Evolution & Derby College

Conductor: Soloists:

A fantastic mix of music will be on offer at the 11th annual Battle of the Bands. Derby College and Evolution present the region’s most talented young musicians competing for a place in the UK Skills National Music Competition for 2011.

Yoel Levi Anna Vinnistkiaia (piano) tba (organ)

Berlioz Benvenuto Cellini Overture Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3 Saint-Saëns Symphony No.3

Berlioz’s first completed opera, Benvenuto Cellini Overture, which has all the colour and vitality of the composer at his most thrilling, sits alongside one of the greatest of all romantic piano concertos, Rachmaninov’s 3rd and Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No.3 – a must-hear for anyone who loves the thrilling sound of an orchestra in full cry!

Tue 1 Mar, 7.30pm, Talking Music from 6.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall £15 - £27, concessions £13 - £24, subscriptions & group rates available, FRIENDS £3 off family ticket, under 16s £15 FRIENDS

Battle of the Bands

Six acts will entertain you with a selection of original material and interpretations of classic covers. Come along to support this great event. Keep up to date with news at www.myspace.com/evolutionderby You can get involved by emailling: evolutionderby@myspace.com

Tue 1 Mar, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite £3


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Starring

3 shows from £24

Wendi Peters

See page 6

(Coronation Street’s Cilla Battersby)

Al and Bet are not what you’d call ‘love’s young dream’. Bet’s bored, Al’s at his wits end and they’re stuck in a romance rut! Then out of the blue the passionless pair manage to win a holiday to Paris! Will the city of love rekindle some life into this dying relationship? Will they succumb to the allure of l’amour in ‘gay Paris’? Or will it be battle-stations amongst the boulevards? Join the intrepid pair as they sample the delights of the continent. Will Paris persuade them that they are

the perfect partnership or is this the end of ‘la rue’ for Al and Bet? Nominated for the 1994 Olivier Comedy of the Year, April in Paris is an irresistible dose of pathos and humour. Not to be missed! “...brilliantly simple powerful piece of popular theatre.” The Guardian

Writer & Director John Godber

Tue 1 - Sat 5 Mar, 7.30pm, Wed & Sat Matinee, 2.30pm BSL Signed performance Fri 4 Mar, 7.30pm Derby Theatre Tickets £8 - £21. See page 68 for details. LIVE saver

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Derby University Theatre Arts

Head Rot Holiday

From the producers of the smash hit Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music. The concert event Abba fans have been waiting for. The Swedish supergroup’s greatest hits performed live with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in! With live singers on stage, a party bag for everyone, fancy dress, Dancing Queen competition, the big screen with lyrics and of course some of the best music you’ll ever hear – Sing-a-long-a ABBA is the perfect night out for all.

A bittersweet drama from Sarah Daniels (Masterpieces, Neaptide, The Gut Girls, The Madness of Esme and Shaz) set in the psychiatric unit of Penwell Special Hospital. A dark and comical look at the lives of patients Dee, Ruth and Claudia – convicted of crimes but too insane to go to prison – and the nurses who try to keep them in order.

Kevin Precious Not Appropriate

Having completed a successful run of well-attended shows at the Brighton Fringe, Kevin Precious will be further developing the entity that is Not Appropriate at the Camden Fringe in August. Not Appropriate is the most overused term of disapproval in the teacher's canon. Join Kevin Precious as he explores his former life as a teacher. A show that will appeal to anyone who has ever taught, or for that matter, been to school; parts of which are likely to be 'not appropriate'.

www.singalonga.net

Head Rot Holiday will have you laughing and crying with its attempted suicide, mistaken identity, visiting angels, headless bears, hairy legs and big bras!

Thu 3 Mar, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall

Thu 3 – Sat 5 Mar, 7.45pm Derby Theatre Studio

Thu 3 Mar, 8pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite

£17.50, group rates available

£8, concessions £6

£10

Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended!

Student Theatre

www.kevinprecious.com


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makin projects, in association with Barnsley Civic Theatre

The Return of Boothby Graffoe PR Promotions

Boothby Graffoe is back with music and his own uniquely warped view of life in a brand new show, where, in partnership with the talented multi-instrumentalist Nick Pynn, he brings to life his latest CD titled Songs For Dogs, Funerals... Following successful shows on Radio 4, writing for Omid Djalili’s two award-winning BBC series and touring with Canadian supergroup The Barenaked Ladies, we’re delighted to welcome the Boothby back to the world of live performance. Boothby’s dislikes include namedroppers and people who use celebrity connections to promote themselves in an unrealistic way.

Feast of Folk

Cara Dillon with her band of top Irish musicians. Bob Fox & Billy Mitchell

Cara Dillon is one of Ireland’s great singers and winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2010 Album of the Year for Hill of Thieves. Cara has an incredibly rare talent that you only come across a handful of times in your life. Her gentle charm and natural personality combine with a mesmerising gift to relate a great story through song. An emotive and captivating performer at the very top of her field - this is Celtic music at its best!

now performing and his vocal and musical phrasing are subtle. Billy Mitchell has achieved many things as a performer and songwriter; with Jack the Lad, lead singer of Lindisfarne, and many solo ventures. There is a respectful rapport between them that comes across to the audience. It’s not so much a concert, but a meeting of friends, great musicianship, and good humour. The best from the national folk scene.

www.thereturnofboothbygraffoe.co.uk

Bob Fox is a great collector of songs, has the clearest, most effortless voice of any folksinger

Fri 4 Mar, 8pm Guildhall Theatre

Sat 5 Mar, 8pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall

£12, concessions £10

£20, concessions £18, under 16s £10

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Derby Wedding Show

Derby’s ultimate wedding show where only the best wedding show professionals exhibit. Over 60 stands all under one roof. Catwalk shows at 12.30pm & 2.30pm. For FREE tickets, pre-register online at www.derbyweddingshow.co.uk or call Stanley’s Exhibitions 01332 875880. www.derbyweddingshow.co.uk

Sun 6 Mar, 11am - 4pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall £2.50

Andi Osho Afroblighty

Andi Osho grew up in the East End with Nigerian parents. Now she plots her complicated relationship with race, from her London childhood to the present day, encountering minstrel shows, Lenny Henry, the BNP, political correctness and America’s first black President along the way. A touching and hilarious story of an identity crisis in the cultural crossfire of modern Britain.

Tue 8 Mar, 8pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite £10

Good Companions Stage Society

Come and join the award-winning Good Companions at their ever-popular annual revue – lighthearted entertainment for all the family. This year’s theme is Hollywood and features songs, dances and comedy sketches which are sure to bring a smile to your face and send you home humming the tunes! For tickets contact Mick George – 01332 721108.

Tue 8 – Sat 12 Mar, 7.30pm, Sat Matinee 2.30pm Guildhall Theatre Tue evening & Sat Matinee £8.50 Wed - Sat evening £9.50 Amateur Theatre


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Gatepost Theatre Company

sinfonia ViVA: Residency A collaborative instrumental project

Last year, Audio Lens saw composers James Redwood and Jack Ross, sinfonia ViVA and QUAD joining forces with young people from across Derby to create exhilarating new musical material based on Stravinsky’s Danses Concertantes and newly commissioned piece Audio Lens which they performed alongside the orchestra with stunning visuals from QUAD. In 2011 ViVA aims to surpass this success with a dazzling creative collaborative music project featuring ViVA’s amazing Composer in the House Anna Meredith working alongside James Redwood and young musicians from across Derby to create vibrant new music in response to a major new commission by Anna herself. Exciting... Engrossing... Energising... For further information please visit www.vivaorch.co.uk or call 01332 207602. “Once again workshop leader James Redwood was a tower of strength, encouraging some remarkable results from the young people.” Mike Wheeler, Music & Vision Magazine, on a previous project

Take four young men, three girls in distress, a runaway American pop star and a London bus and you have the ingredients for a lively, colourful and fantastic show! The company that brought you shows such as Fame and Boogie Nights now brings to the stage the musical version of the 1963 film starring Cliff Richard, with songs such as Move It, On the Beach and Summer Holiday. Follow Don and his friends as they drive through Europe on route for Athens, and re-live the nostalgia of the 60s along the way! SUMMER HOLIDAY: based on the film “Summer Holiday”, Stage adaption by Michael Gyngell & Mark Haddigan, Orchestrations by Keith Strachen, Directed by Peter Yates, screenplay by Ronald Cass & Peter Myers by special arrangement with StudioCanal, This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.

www.gateposttheatre.com

Wed 9 Mar, 7pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall

Wed 9 - Sat 12 Mar, 7.30pm, Sat Matinee 2.30pm Derby Theatre

£6, concessions £3.50, family ticket £10

£13.50, Sat Matinee tickets £10, Sat evening tickets £15 Amateur Theatre


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ELKIE BROOKS

50th Anniversary Tour

One of the most successful and popular singers the UK has ever produced. Now celebrating her 50th year in music, she is still proving to be one of the most powerful and versatile vocal talents of our generation. With numerous hit singles, million selling albums and awards, her annual tours are a treat for fans old and new. Performing some of her classic hits, blues, jazz and perhaps a song or two from her forthcoming album, an electric evening with Elkie is guaranteed to leave you begging for more. Don’t miss the chance to see a truly great artist in action.

Mark Steel

Commentator and stand-up comedian Mark Steel has presented several radio and television programmes including The Mark Steel Solution (Radio 4) and The Mark Steel Lectures (BBC2), and has appeared on Have I Got News for You, QI and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. He writes a weekly column for The Independent newspaper and is a regular on Radio 4's Loose Ends and The News Quiz. Following publication of his latest book What's Going On?: The Meanderings of a Comic Mind in Confusion, Mark brings his brilliant comic musings to Derby for one night only.

THE bootleg sixties

The Bootleg Sixties is, quite simply, the best 60s show around. Featuring The Overtures, a band described by Sir Elton John as “the best band of their kind in the world” and by Lionel Richie as “absolutely fantastic”. This unique sight and sound show will take you right back to the greatest decade in musical history.

www.elkiebrooks.com

“He's a man with a passionate desire to communicate his ideas, who is also very funny.” The Guardian

After a hugely successful debut UK tour in 2010, The Bootleg Sixties is very much back by popular demand. If you love 60s music and everything else about the era, then this is an absolute must-see show!

Thu 10 Mar, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall

Thu 10 Mar, 8pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite

Fri 11 Mar, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall

£21, concessions £19

£15, concessions £13

£17, concessions £15

This date replaces the cancelled 21 Nov 2010 date. All tickets for that show are still valid.


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Sally Morgan Psychic Sally On The Road

Stephen K Amos

The Best Medicine

Fresh from a busy year filming his own BBC2 comedy series The Stephen K Amos Show, Stephen is back on tour with more melt in the middle, heartfelt humour to warm the very cockles of your heart. Laughter really is the best medicine and the Doctor will see you now!

Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company

Hamlet By William Shakespeare

Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company is proud to return to Derby Theatre with a ghostly tale of revenge and passion. This exciting new production will make full use of the Derby Theatre stage to bring this dark supernatural story to life.

Fresh from her new TV series Psychic Sally On The Road on Living TV, Britain’s best-loved celebrity psychic, Sally Morgan returns by overwhelming public demand. Sally has used her gift over the years to help many people, most notably famous for her work with the late Princess Diana. 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.

“Amos is dynamite” The Guardian

Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company are delighted to bring possibly Shakespeare’s finest, and certainly one of his most challenging, plays to Derby audiences.

“A joy to behold” The Times

www.derbyshakespeare.org.uk

Disclaimer: Evenings of Mediumship are not scientifically proven and are presented for education and entertainment purposes only.

Sat 12 Mar, 8pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall

Tue 15 - Sat 19 Mar, 7.30pm Derby Theatre

Tue 15 Mar, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall

£18.50

£14, concessions £12, school rates available

£21.50

“Effortless comedy from one of the country’s strongest stand-ups, whether riffing off the crowd or delivering broad, big-grin gags.” Sunday Times

Amateur Theatre

www.sallymorgan.tv


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The Great American Soul Book Starring Gary U.S Bonds with Ben E. King

Along with a stunning live band made up of the UK’s greatest musicians from the bands of Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and others, you can expect an amazing night made up of some of the greatest soul songs ever written, performed by some of music’s most iconic performers. The legendary Gary U.S Bonds will host the show, and as well singing his own hits such as New Orleans and Quarter To Three, will perform some of the world’s most loved tunes from one of the most loved eras. Gary will be teaming up with another Soul legend, Ben E. King for what promises to be one of the most talked about tours to come to the UK in years. These two legends will be belting out the songs that have provided the soundtracks to so many people’s lives, such as In The Midnight Hour, Respect, Higher And Higher, Soul Man, Try A Little Tenderness, Mustang Sally, Under The Boardwalk, Stand By Me, Midnight Train To Georgia, When A Man Loves A Woman, Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay and I’ll Take You There.

Thu 17 Mar, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall £20, £17, concessions £2 off top price ticket only

Derby Jazz

Jay Phelps Sextet

Trumpeter Jay Phelps is at the forefront of the young and creative generation of jazz musicians in the UK and was an original member of Empirical. The band will be playing music from his debut CD Jay Walkin’ which evokes the spirit of the 1940’s New York Birdland scene with playful vocals by showman-vocalist Michael Mwenso. The CD and this performance set out to honour the integrity and capture what is the traditional spirit of Jazz music. Brilliant and increasingly in-demand saxophonist, Shabaka Hutchings, Monk-influenced pianist Jonathan Gee, Karl Rasheed-Abel on bass and Gene Calderazzo on drums complete this exciting and unmissable new sextet.

Fri 18 Mar, 8pm with Jazz in the foyer from 7pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite £12, concessions £10 under 19s free with accompanying adult


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Before Obama, Osama and Oprah, there was a man. A man called Martin Luther King.

This is must-see theatre. For everyone. Open your mind, believe the hype, and embark on a night that could change your life.

It is April 3, 1968, the night before he dies. In room 306 of the Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tennessee, King orders coffee. Minutes later a young maid delivers it. She is beautiful. Like an angel in disguise. It’s her first day on the job – but, as King discovers, she doesn’t work for the hotel, and her commute has been entirely unconventional.

Director Tom Attenborough The Mountaintop was developed at the Lark Play Development Center, New York City. This production premiered at Theatre503 on 9 Jun 2009. The Mountaintop was first presented on stage in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, Jean Doumanian and Tali Pelman for Ambassador Theatre Group.

Winner of the 2010 Olivier Award for Best New Play

“Nothing short of a triumph”

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“Breathtaking… wondrous, hilarious, and heartbreaking”

 The Independent

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Image: Karate Grafika

The Independent on Sunday

Fri 18 Mar – Sat 9 Apr See diary page 84 for performance times Guildhall Theatre Tickets £8 - £21, see page 68 for details

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 Time Out

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Halfway to ParadisE The Billy Fury Story

déda & U.Dance Derbyshire

Interface 11

A shy young boy from Liverpool is re-christened Billy Fury, and becomes one of Britain’s best loved rock stars. Now in its 15th year and still furiously rockin’, his own band - Fury's Tornados, re-play his timeless hits live - Last Night Was Made For Love, I Will, Jealousy, Halfway To Paradise and many more. Add the beautiful voice of Colin Gold and you have a night blessed by heaven. Set to a giant nostalgic moving backdrop of this wonderful era and including personal movie footage of Billy with his band.

Richard Herring

Christ on a Bike, The Second Coming

“Jesus was cool, it's just all the people who follow him who are such idiots. He's like the Fonz in that respect.” Interface 11 will showcase the best of the county’s youth dance talent from schools and community groups across Derbyshire and Derby City. It promises to be an evening of inspirational performances, giving young people aged 11-19 a fantastic opportunity to showcase their energy, creativity and skill in a professional venue.

Hitler Moustache star and avowed atheist resurrects and revamps his first and favourite solo show, exploring his strange obsession and affinity with the Messiah. “I’m not saying I am Jesus... that is for other people to say.” Asking all the great theological questions like “Why did Jesus always call Simon “Peter”? Is it like the way Trigger always calling Rodney “Dave”?” “Hilarious. Makes the bible something of a comedy classic” The Guardian

“A great 60s night out!” The Stage

Interface 11 is a Stage 2 platform for U.Dance, hosted by déda in partnership with Dance4 and Youth Dance England.

Sat 19 Mar, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall

Mon 21 Mar, 7pm Derby Theatre

Tue 22 Mar, 8pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite

£18.50, concessions £17.50

£8, concessions £6

£15

www.richardherring.com


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Throughout her body of work, Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Jasmin Vardimon has illustrated the power to grip and seduce audiences; exciting with athletic prowess, lulling through quiet beauty and tearing our emotions with a gutsy voice of intention. Man’s inhumanity to man never ceases to stun each generation. 7734 questions the human forces and weaknesses that have manufactured hell on earth whilst illuminating both our capacity for survival and the poetry of hope.

In this epic new dance theatre production, Vardimon’s visceral choreography dramatically combines with text, music and awe-inspiring performances by a nine-strong company of international performers. “Beautiful. A deft theatrical touch” The Observer “Dangerous and beautiful. Impassioned and remarkable” Daily Mail

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Jimmy Carr Laughter Therapy

If you have a sick sense of humour maybe laughter is the best medicine. Not to be taken if you have a sensitive disposition. Recommended dose: one new show to be taken annually (I said annually).

Wed 23 Mar, 7.30pm Derby Theatre

Fri 25 Mar, 8pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall

£17, under 16s / NUS £13, school & group rates available

£25

Presented at Derby Theatre in collaboration with déda, with support from the University of Derby.


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‘No False Moustaches’ from the ultimate tribute to one of the greatest bands on the planet Queen. If you are a fan of Queen who enjoys the pantomime of having the band dressing up as your heroes to the potential detriment of the music then this show is not for you. However, if you want to see the nationally acclaimed GA GA, publicly acknowledged by Brian May, performing live with the sound and visuals that made Queen such a live phenomenon then this show is definitely for you.

An Evening with Charlie Landsborough

Much-loved singer/songwriter, Charlie Landsborough and his five-piece band are well known for keeping concert-goers enthralled. His engaging anecdotes captivate audiences wherever he performs - he is as entertaining as he is melodic with a good dose of humour thrown in. His music ranges from inspirational to country, from ballad to anthem, and he has dedicated fans the world over.

Classic Clapton The world’s No.1 Eric Clapton tribute band return to Derby as part of their 25th Anniversary tour, performing classic songs including Wonderful Tonight, Tears in Heaven, Crossroads, Cocaine and Layla, along with an “Unplugged” segment. The group comprises of four excellent musicians: Mike Hall (lead vocals/guitar), Jim Dobson (drums), Paul Warren (keyboards/ backing vocals) and John Forster (bass guitar/backing vocals). Mike Hall not only looks like Eric, he sings and plays guitar like him too!

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Charlie recently released his autobiography, Storyteller, which details growing up in Birkenhead to his time in the army, his Christianity, the many years of teaching and, in his 50s, the taste of musical success. His rise was meteoric and since his first big hit, What Colour Is the Wind, he has never looked back.

Fri 25 Mar, 8pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite

Sat 26 Mar, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall

Sat 26 Mar, 8pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite

£16

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£13 in advance, £15 on the door

“The audience loved them, the atmosphere was brilliant and most of all the three dedicated musicians dished up a musical treat to their idols.” Evening Sentinel

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The show will feature the many eras of Clapton’s career, including Cream, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, The Yardbirds, Derek & The Dominos and his solo years.


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Craig Campbell

Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span changed the face of folk music forever, taking it from small clubs into the world of gold discs and international tours.

How much could ‘Ludo’ the dog on my poster have in common with his namesake ‘Ludwig van B’!? As much as my storytelling could compare with King Billy C’s, however this reality didn’t prevent the Edinburgh Evening News from claiming that I spin a yarn like a younger version of the Monarch himself!

John Bishop Sunshine

Choosing between talking down the compliment’s obvious hyperbole with humility as a gentleman would, or flogging it relentlessly as a desperate egotist with a black hole for a soul would, I’ve chosen the latter and much lower path. Come to my show, or I’ll hurt the dog!

Following sold out shows in Autumn 2010, the multi awardwinning comedian and star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Skins, Mock The Week and 8 Out of 10 Cats, returns to Derby to perform his brand new show, Sunshine.

www.craigcampbelltour.com

www.johnbishoponline.com

Sun 27 Mar, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall

Sun 27 Mar, 8pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite

£17.50

£12, concessions £10

Mon 28 Mar, 8pm Tue 29 Mar, 8pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall

Steeleye Span 2011 finds Maddy Prior - the voice of Steeleye for 37 years, back at the helm of a lineup featuring band stalwart and fiddler extraordinaire Peter Knight, Rick Kemp on bass, Peter Zorn on Guitar and Liam Genockey on the drum stool.

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Gordon Smith Beyond Belief

Widely accepted as one of the most accurate mediums in the world, Gordon Smith’s Beyond Belief tour offers the opportunity to meet the man who has captivated audiences worldwide.

Subscribers’ Recital

Lisa Friend: Flute Mark Kinkaid: Piano Donizetti Sonata in C minor Schumann Three Romances Edward German Romance Fauré Fantasie Fauré Après un Rêve Interval Schubert Arpeggione

Renowned for his ability to give exact names of people and places rather than vague sweeping statements, Gordon is the seventh son of a seventh son and has been featured in numerous television documentaries.

Observing him at work proves a fascinating journey into the metaphysical world. Quite how he does what he does is inexplicable, but few can argue that his outstanding gift has brought comfort and healing to thousands of people worldwide.

Lisa Friend & John Haywood Deep in my Soul

Demonstrations during the Beyond Belief tour are for entertainment and should be judged as an experiment.

www.gordonsmithmedium.com

Mon 28 Mar, 7.30pm Derby Theatre £20

Sonata

(transcribed by James Galway) Saint-Saëns Romance Debussy Syrinx

(for solo flute)

This year’s Subscribers’ Concert features a mixture of original flute pieces and transcriptions, with Lisa Friend and Mark Kincaid on Piano.

Tue 29 Mar, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite FREE to full season subscribers, £10 - on sale to public 1st Jan. Subject to availability.

The Bon Jovi Experience

Formed in 1983 Bon Jovi have sold over 120 million albums worldwide, and performed more than 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans. In 2006 Bon Jovi were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame, and in 2004 they were ranked number 14 in Q magazine’s 50 Greatest Bands of All Time. The Bon Jovi Experience is an outstanding tribute to Bon Jovi and are the only tribute band in the world to have actually played with and shared a stage with Jon Bon Jovi himself. Recreating Bon Jovi Live in Concert, The Bon Jovi Experience perform all the great hits: Livin’ On a Prayer, Keep the Faith, Bad Medicine, You Give Love a Bad Name and many more. www.jonbyjovi.com

Fri 1 Apr, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall £16.50


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Lady Constance Chatterley is trapped in a loveless marriage. Injured in battle, her husband Clifford is unable to satisfy her sexual desires and so Constance finds herself in the arms of another.

Written in 1925, D.H. Lawrence’s controversial work was banned from sale until 1960 for its frank and explicit depiction of sex and its portrayal of a passionate and adulterous love affair.

But Lady Chatterley’s man is a bit of rough! Mellors her paramour is her husband’s gamekeeper. As their passionate love affair reaches its climax, the constraints of Constance’s class-led society are broken down as the two lovers find fulfilment with each other.

Years ahead of its time this work deals with sexual taboos that are still present in society even today. Contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.

Tue 29 – Thu 31 Mar, 7.30pm Wed Matinee 2.30pm BSL Signed performance Thu 31 Mar, 7.30pm Derby Theatre Tickets £8 - £21. See page 68 for details. LIVE saver

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John Beatty’s Wild Vision Images and stories from the wilderness

Tim Vine

DAN CLARK

The king of the one-liner and star of BBC1’s Live at The Apollo and Not Going Out.

Best known as lovable rogue Don Danbury in the BBC3 sitcom How Not to Live Your Life and Johnny Two Hats in The Mighty Boosh Dan Clark finally takes his unique brand of comedy on the road.

The Joke-Amotive

John Beatty is widely acclaimed as one of the most exciting and stimulating nature, travel and adventure photographers to have emerged in recent years. In over twenty years of assignments, John’s work has taken him from the peaks of all the Greater Ranges to the American Deserts, to the ferocious volcanic eruptions of Iceland and the wonder of the Galapagos Islands and over 38 different countries.

Here it comes over the brow of the hilarity. It’s Tim Vine in a train. Stand back from the platform in case you get hit by a prop. Every carriage is packed full of gags. Can you hear them? Chug chug joke joke, chug chug joke joke. Be on your guard. This train Timinates here.

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The show combines his brilliant observational stand-up routines with the occasional hysterical song.

A captivating and inspiring storyteller, Wild Vision is a chance to hear about John’s extraordinary life and will include a fantastic audio-visual presentation which will leave audiences infused with energy and wonder at the beauty of our planet.

“No one else will give you as many gags for your money. Vine is superb, as clever as anything being done today.” The Guardian “Vine is a supreme punmeister.” Time Out

“A quirky, talented act with a deft tongue-in-cheek style.” Chortle 

Fri 1 Apr, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite

Fri 1 Apr, 8pm Derby Theatre

Sat 2 Apr, 8pm Derby Theatre

£13, concessions £11

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“A delightful balance of confident swagger, self-deprecation, the bizarre and the brilliant. Uninterrupted comic ecstasy.” Metro 


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The Fureys & Davey Arthur

Chas & Dave

Together Again

The Fureys & Davey Arthur bring their show of music, songs and stories to the Assembly Rooms for their 10th appearance.

The final tour, celebrating the whole history of Chas & Dave with the first 30 minutes featuring Chas & Dave in their pub set, ending with Gertcha in 1979 and the second half featuring all their hits since including Rabbit, Ain’t No Pleasing You and Margate.

They have been entertaining audiences all over the world for 33 years, including former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul, while Tony Blair has publicly stated that his favourite peace song of all time is the Fureys’ Green Fields of France.

Back to Back

Maclean, Stent, Sealey

If you’re a fan of Morecambe & Wise or The Two Ronnies and can remember pop bottles with stoppers, balaclavas or knitted swimming costumes then this show full of sketches, gags and songs will be right up your street.

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Written by Malcolm Stent (The Boggery, Funny Bones, BBC Radio 2, writer and actor Go And Play Up Your Own End, A League Apart) and Don Maclean (Crackerjack, The Black & White Minstrel Show, ‘Keep It Maclean’) and starring Dave Sealey (Cosmotheka, BBC Radio 2, Stanley Holloway Show - With A Little Bit O’Luck) it’s comedy for grown-ups who like their comedy clean.

Wed 6 Apr, 8pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite

Thu 7 Apr, 8pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite

Fri 8 Apr, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite

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Their songs have been covered by many artistes, including Tom Jones and they have written title songs for TV shows including Crackerjack and appeared on shows such as Ant & Dec and Jools Holland. Chas & Dave know how to give an audience a good time and have gained a cult fanbase of both young and old!

Don’t miss yet another one of their concerts when you can hear them sing all their hits including I Will Love You, When You Were Sweet 16, The Green Fields Of France, The Old Man, Red Rose Café, From Clare To Here, Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway, Leaving Nancy, Steal Away etc.


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Leapin’ lizards! It’s one of the best-loved family musicals of all time! From its Broadway beginnings to the classic film musical, this heartwarming rags-to-riches story of Annie’s adventures, from the New York orphanage to the luxurious home of Oliver Warbucks, is a tale that has been told all over the world for decades and will continue for many years to come.

Leading a star cast of over 40 talented artistes, the hilarious Su Pollard stars as the dastardly gin-soaked Miss Hannigan. With a brilliantly memorable score including It’s A Hard Knock Life, Easy Street and, of course, the legendary Tomorrow, fantastic choreography, and a sidesplittingly funny script. www.theatre4u.co.uk/annie

“The charm ofTheAnnie is irresistible” Daily Mirror Mon 4 - Sat 9 Apr, 7.30pm Wed & Sat Matinee, 2.30pm Audio Described & BSL Signed performance Sat 9 Apr, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall £14 - £25, concessions (Mon-Thu only) £12 - £21, Family ticket (4) £60 (except Fri & Sat evening performances) FRIENDS 2 for 1 on first performance, group & school rates available FRIENDS


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“One of the most enchanting musicals I have ever seen” Sunday Times


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LIVE The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, now in its sixth outstanding year, is proud to present Verdict, the most riveting and compelling drama by the undisputed ‘Queen of Crime.’

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An all-star cast is led by Dawn Steele, best known for playing Lexie MacDonald in the hit BBC drama Monarch of the Glen and recently starring as Alice Collins in the popular ITV series Wild at Heart, which continues for its sixth season in 2011. She is joined by Robert Duncan (Gus Hedges in the multi award-winning comedy Drop the Dead Donkey) and Ali Bastian who shot to fame as Becca Dean in Hollyoaks and PC Sally Armstrong in The Bill, and reached the semi-finals in the hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing in 2009. The cast also includes Peter Byrne (Dixon of Dock Green), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom in the hugely successful Harry Potter film series), Elizabeth Power (Eastenders) and 60’s pop idol Mark Wynter. The brilliant Professor Hendryk leads a content and morally upstanding life, but his world is turned upside down when the prospect of life saving treatment for his invalid wife persuades him to take on a new pupil against his better judgement; the spoilt, conniving minx Helen who will stop at nothing to get her way. With murderous intentions afoot, it only remains to be seen what verdict will be delivered, and if justice will prevail.

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The Lady Boys Of Bangkok return this year adorned in fur and unlike the famous saying, they definitely have something underneath french knickers! The all new 2011 tour Fur Coat And French Knickers! returns to entertain Derby like no other show can! Don’t miss the opportunity to encounter 16 of the world’s most beautiful showgirls (who just happen to be men) in an irresistible mixture of comedy, cabaret and raunchy capers, with Hollywood icons and living legends. Expect unique performances from the outrageous ladies of pop Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, amongst others. Be careful that the entourage of glamorous divas don’t Start Without You.

Fri 8 – Sun 24 Apr Mon – Thu, 8pm. Fri/Sat, 7pm & 9.15pm. Sun, 6pm The Sabai Pavilion, Market Place, Derby £23, concessions £20, Students £10, Premium Seats £26, concessions £22, Side View £17 all seats (Students £10). No concessions Fri / Sat. Fri 8 Apr, 7pm & 9.15pm - £12 all seats

Direct from the heart of Bangkok’s pulsating nightlife. Witness the painstakingly immaculate make up; the glittering array of designerinspired hand-sewn outfits; show-stopping choreography and the sexy, but never vulgar, performance that is uniquely The Lady Boys of Bangkok. They are boisterous, busty, beautiful and back!

These consummate performers fresh from appearances on the Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, present a unique show which offers not only solo sets by each but also culminates with both comic heartthrobs on stage together.

Sun 10 Apr, 8pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite £10, concessions £8


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Sustained Magic

World Premiere

Alice

An ordinary woman in extraordinary times by Gilbert & Sullivan

“Sometimes ordinary people can do extraordinary things.” In 1917 Derby born Alice Wheeldon, socialist, suffragette and conscientious objector, was accused of plotting to murder the British Prime Minister, David Lloyd George. Held in Derby’s Guildhall prison cells, “that Wheeldon woman” went on to be tried at the Old Bailey whilst the world’s press watched. With striking resonances to the contemporary political landscape, Alice’s story of activism in a country at war, paranoid against a fearful sinister foe, sounds eerily familiar. Find out what happens when an ordinary person dares to stand her ground and how the establishment can wreak a terrible retribution.

This country’s premier Rock & Roll legend Joe Brown comes to us after another remarkable year even by his own high standards. Gilbert & Sullivan's first great success remains one of their most popular comic operas. The First Lord of the Admiralty, who has never been to sea, wants to marry the Captain of the Pinafore's daughter, but she plans to elope with a common sailor on board her father's ship!

Joe is truly is one of this country’s best-loved, enduring and most acclaimed musicians and he’s back at the Assembly Rooms by popular demand in another twohour musical celebration.

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You may have seen Joe touring the major arenas with Status Quo in 2010, performing on Later With Jools Holland or have been there to witness him playing his critically acclaimed set at Glastonbury Festival, but if not now is your chance to see one of the all time great talents live.

Tue 12 - Sat 16 Apr, 8pm Derby Theatre Studio

Tue 12 - Sat 16 Apr, 7.30pm, Sat Matinee 2.30pm Guildhall Theatre

Tue 12 Apr, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall

£10, concessions £8, students £7

Tue £10, Wed £11, Thu - Sat £12

£23, concessions £21

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Derby Jazz

Neon Quartet THE Hallé

Conductor: Cristian Mandeal Soloist: Jean-Bernard Pommier Liszt Les Préludes Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor Brahms Symphony No.3 For the Hallé’s second concert in the Classical season they are joined by former Principal Guest Conductor Cristian Mandeal and leading French pianist JeanBernard Pommier, who makes his first visit to the Assembly Rooms.

Wed 13 Apr, 7.30pm, Talking Music from 6.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall £15 - £27, concessions £13 - £24, subscriptions & group rates available, FRIENDS £3 off family ticket, under 16s £15 FRIENDS

Neon Quartet is a new group featuring one of the UK's finest and most respected saxophonists and composers, Stan Sulzmann, in the company of three of the most in demand and versatile young musicians on the British scene. Completing the quartet are Mercury prize nominee Kit Downes on piano, Jim Hart on vibes and drummer Tim Giles. The group is a true collaboration, their sound is melodic and playful whilst having a very contemporary edge, making it new and exciting. Dave Gelly of The Observer remarks that, “any one of [the members] would bring that extra spark to a band”, here you can see them all at once to stunning effect.

Black Dyke Band

This event is the fourth annual concert, presented by the Friends of Derby Salvation Army, designed to raise money for the repair and restoration of the Derby Citadel of the Salvation Army. The programme will be varied and, in keeping with previous years, will reflect music emanating from the City of Derby. This event will be sponsored by several local businesses.

Fri 15 Apr, 8pm with Jazz in the foyer from 7pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite

Sat 16 Apr, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall

£12, concessions £10, under 19s free with accompanying adult

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Essence of Ireland

Described by the Irish World as “entirely unique” and “highly recommended”, the critically acclaimed Essence of Ireland is a breathtaking show like no other. This incredible show of superb musicianship, playing traditional and modern music, mixed with spectacular dance routines, is taking theatres by storm. “If you liked Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, and Spirit of the Dance, you will love this show, because it’s even better!” Southampton Echo “The show that promised to be even better than Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, and Spirit of the Dance, and having seen all of them, I can honestly say it lived up to its hype” Denbighshire Press

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Studs

by Gordon Steel

Mandy is hard-faced and sex mad. She’s always on a diet and loves a laugh. Tommo is an easy going bloke who doesn’t like a fuss and does whatever Mandy says. Mac is hard as nails, likes football, booze and women. The gorgeous Kylie, Mac’s girlfriend, just likes everybody. These football mad lads and their wannabe WAGs arrange separate weekends away, the boys on a golfing trip, the girls on a shopping adventure - or that’s what they’ve told each other. When the couples are reunited, hilarious and gut-wrenching discoveries ensue, that will stay with them forever.

Ed Byrne Crowd Pleaser

Exploring subjects and situations Ed finds frustratingly maddening, Crowd Pleaser, is a hilarious insight into Ed’s life. Continuing his quest to turn into a grumpy old man, whether he is talking about his cat, cake, religion or potential fatherhood, Ed is always certain to deliver the laughs in abundance.

www.essenceofireland.co.uk

A funny and moving play, which will pull the heart strings and seduce the funny bone.

“a masterful display of the comics art... This is a seamless and perfectly timed show that could stand proudly next to any Izzard, Bailey, Carr or Skinner stadium-filler.”  Sunday Times on Different Class

Sun 17 Apr, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall

Tue 19 Apr, 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre

Wed 20 Apr, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall

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In the London of Elizabeth I plague rages. The theatres are closed. To keep working, a company of boy actors travels north to take up an invitation to perform at one of the great houses of Derbyshire – Hardwick Hall. But what should be an uneventful engagement takes an unexpected turn when the adult leaders of the company are found dead – throwing the boys into turmoil as they struggle for supremacy and survival. Arbella, lady of the house, and cousin to Queen Elizabeth, has her own ambitions, as do her ladies and the girls from the village. As all these dreams and

Wed 20 – Sat 23 Apr See diary on page 85 for performance times Derby Theatre Tickets £8 - £13, see page 68 for details

desires collide, the boys soon find their reputations, perhaps their very lives, hanging in the balance. Inspired by local history, Squeakers is a comedy, a mystery and a love story. Join Derby LIVE Youth Theatre as they enter their third year: expect ruffs, riots and rivalry aplenty! Directors David Shimell and Lizzie Watt Set Designer Andy Miller Costume Designer Tim Heywood Lighting Designer Alexandra Stafford Sound Designer Adam McCready

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St George’s Day

Celebrations

An evening of music and song from this fair land. Hannah James & Sam Sweeny - Outstanding musicianship with fiddle, accordion and vocals from the younger generation. Winners of the In The Tradition Award, they have recently been nominated for the Horizon Award at this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

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LipService

Withering Looks

LipService, Britain’s favourite literary lunatics, are 25 this season! As part of their celebrations, Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding reprise their cult Bronte spoof Withering Looks. They could hardly turn down this opportunity to dust off their crinolines, wear flattering bonnets and sit at rain-lashed windows in a pale and decorative manner.

Plus guests to be announced.

Withering Looks takes an “authentic” look at the lives and works of the Bronte sisters – well, two of them actually, Anne’s just popped out for a cup of sugar. Peopled with many of the characters we know and love, and some quite frankly that LipService have made up, Withering Looks is irreverent and a theatre treat to savour.

Come and celebrate St George's Day with the songs and music of Olde England.

“Cancel all other engagements for the glorious LipService” The Independent

“Bring Him On.”

“It’s a joy... very, very funny” The Guardian

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Sat 23 Apr, 8pm Assembly Rooms - Darwin Suite

Tue 26 Apr, 7.30pm Guildhall Theatre

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Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham - Keith, a world famous concertina player and vocalist and Sylvia, a duet concertina player and vocalist are one of the most popular duos on the folk circuit.


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It’s 1964 and till now Mary Adams’s 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.

Fri 29 Apr – Sat 21 May See page 85 for performance times Derby Theatre Tickets £8 - £21, see page 68 for details

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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? 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

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The legendary That’ll Be The Day, the UK’s most successful touring rock ‘n’ roll production, returns with their 25th Anniversary show. Trevor, Gary and the gang return with the show’s ‘greatest hits’ featuring the most popular feel-good comedy routines and favourite hits from the 1950s, 60s and 70s which have been performed in the show over the last 25 years. We guarantee you’ll be on your feet and dancing before the night is over. 25 years & still rocking! “Non-Stop Nostalgia!” The Express

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Thu 28 Apr, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall £21.50, £20, group rates availabe

Lenny Henry Cradle to Rave - the brand-new one man show from Lenny Henry, fresh from his award winning stint in Northern Broadside’s Othello. Lenny returns to his roots with a funky, funny and touching show about the thing he loves most: music. Cradle to Rave is a musical journey, exploring the role music has played, and will play, at every stage of Lenny's life from the womb to the tomb. Hit it! Written by Lenny Henry and Jon Canter.

Sat 30 Apr, 7.30pm Assembly Rooms - Great Hall £23.50

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Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra

Tango Fire

Fri 6 May Great Hall

Tue 10 May Great Hall

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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. www.wildroseltd.co.uk

Wed 8 – Sun 12 Jun, Wed – Fri 7.30p, Thu Matinee 2.30pm, Sat 1.30pm & 5pm, Sun 1.30pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £15 - £25, concessions £13 - £23, under 16s £15, group & schools rates available. Book by Valentine’s Day (14 Feb) to get £5 off all tickets except Band D Based on the story by J.M. Barrie. By arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Samuel French Limited.


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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!

about the application of tuna paste with optional 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...

But who will surrender first? Will peace (and love) break out? To find out this - and to learn more

Contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.

Wed 29 Jun – Sat 2 Jul See diary on page 86 for performance times Derby Theatre Tickets £8 - £13, see page 68 for details

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Directors Tony Coffey and Pete Meakin Designer Tim Heywood

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Bill Kenwright presents

“The greatest musical of the decade” International Herald Tribune

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

Tue 30 Aug – Sat 3 Sep, 7.30pm, Wed & Sat Matinee 2.30pm, Fri 4pm & 8pm Assembly Rooms – Great Hall £17 - £31, concessions £2 off (except Fri & Sat evening), group rates available Previous cast photos


BOX OFFICE

01332 255 800 www.derbylive.co.uk

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A musical drama based on the novel by LP Hartley Music Richard Taylor Book & Lyrics David Wood

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

LIVE

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.

saver

3 shows from £24 See page 6

This is the world premiere of a moving new musical adaptation of LP Hartley’s beautifully wistful novel of naivety, nostalgia and the end of innocence, perhaps best known as a film of the same name starring Julie Christie and Alan Bates.

Thu 6 – Sat 29 Oct see page 86 for performance times Derby Theatre Tickets £8 - £21, see page 68 for details

LIVE saver

FRIENDS

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 71


Seating plans & prices for:

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SEATS & PRICES

ASSEMBLY ROOMS GREAT HALL

Derby LIVE productions • The Wind in the Willows* • Aladdin* • The Merchant of Venice • The Mountaintop • Squeakers* • Be My Baby • Lysistrata* • The Go Between

STAGE STALLS

Visiting productions • April In Paris • Lady Chatterley’s Lover • Verdict • Larkrise to Candleford

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Family Ticket† (The Wind in the Willows, Aladdin) £60

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* The Wind in the Willows and Aladdin - all performances Sat 18 Dec - Sun 2 Jan inclusive priced as Fri - Sun evenings †

2 adult & 2 child tickets

* Squeakers and 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. Groups Come as a group and make great savings: 10+ save 15% 20+ save 20% 100+ save 25%

Schools Schools tickets are just £8.50, with one free ticket for teachers/supervisors for every 10 bought (tickets not available on Bargain seats, not on Fri-Sun evening performances or 18 Dec – 2 Jan inclusive). 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.

LIVE saver

SEE MORE 3 shows from just £24 See page 6 for details


P69 Pre-show Dining is an exclusive facility for selected Great Hall shows at the Assembly Rooms and is held in the 45 Suite, with diners taking their seats in the restaurant an hour and a half before the show begins. The pre-show dining icon denotes the shows where this service is available. You can pre-order a two course meal from a set menu costing just £10.95, complementing your meal with a selection of reasonably priced wines from around the world. Pre-booked interval drinks can also be served at your table.   Pre-Show Dining is bookable through Derby LIVE Box Office, in advance, along with or after you have bought your ticket. A minimum of 4 days notice is required and early bookings are advisable to avoid disappointment.   For more information, to request the latest menu & order form and make a reservation, please call the Box Office on 01332 255800 or email boxoffice@derby.gov.uk

Derby LIVE

PRE-SHOW DINING

Pre-show talks for Derby LIVE productions – FREE when you book 10 or more tickets.

talks to groups

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 anita.bush@derby.gov.uk


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A Lady with a Lamp 2010

& inclusion

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) This year’s production, Squeakers, takes place from Wed 20 – Sat 23 Apr.

For information on anything on these pages please contact Kim Miller, Learning & Inclusion Manager either by email at kim.miller@derby.gov.uk or on 01332 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. Auditions for our Community Theatre production, Lysistrata, will be held on Sun 13 Feb


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Education Days

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SCHOOLS

We run Education Days alongside selected Derby LIVE productions. Students have the chance to take part in a workshop before seeing a performance: The Merchant of Venice Thu 17 Feb, 4pm Be My Baby Tue 17 May, 4pm Tickets for the workshop and performance cost just £13 per student.

Tickets Most schools tickets are priced at just £8.50, 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. Workshops are available this season on The Merchant of Venice, The Mountaintop, Be My Baby, The Go Between. Contact Kim Miller on 01332 287336 for details or to book.

Work Experience We run work experience placements throughout the year. Contact Anita Bush, Learning & Inclusion Officer for more details by email at anita.bush@derby.gov.uk or 01332 28733

PLAYMAKERS

Early in the New Year we’re launching a drama group for children between the ages of 4 and 8. It will provide 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 anita.bush@derby.gov.uk

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


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CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

Derby LIVE is an innovative model for the delivery of the performing arts in Derby. It incorporates a year-round programme of arts and entertainment at the Assembly Rooms, Guildhall Theatre and Derby Theatre. Derby LIVE also presents a range of high quality, large-scale outdoor events across the city. The full Derby LIVE programme engages with over 300,000 people every year! Sponsorship opportunities exist across all areas of our work. Sponsorship packages are flexible and range from membership of our Scene Setters Corporate Members Club, to sponsorship of our artistic and learning programmes. If you would like to explore an association with Derby LIVE, please contact Peter Ireson on 01332 255441.

Opportunities include: • • • • •

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

SCENE SETTERS CORPORATE MEMBERS CLUB

An association with Derby LIVE could help you to:

Attach your brand to one of the Derby LIVE events:

• • • • • •

• • • • • •

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

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

Onassis 2010

Scene Setters Corporate Members Club offers an ideal way to support the arts, raise your company’s profile and entertain both clients and your employees. Membership is available on three levels. If you would like to explore an association with Derby LIVE, please contact Peter Ireson on 01332 255441.

Supporting Cast membership

Leading Role membership

Director’s Circle membership

10 free tickets per year for Derby LIVE produced shows

24 free tickets per year for Derby LIVE produced shows

60 free tickets per year for Derby LIVE produced shows

(and presented shows, subject to availability).

(and presented shows, subject to availability).

(and presented shows, subject to availability).

Benefits:

All Supporting Cast benefits plus:

All Leading Role benefits plus:

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• • • •

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Logo in Derby LIVE season brochure (3 per year, a total of 250,000 copies) Logo on Derby LIVE website Logo in 2 show programmes per year Complimentary programmes for your chosen production A personal contact for bookings Exclusive booking line

£500 per year exclusive of VAT

Logo on Derby LIVE plasma screens Use of a VIP area at your chosen production Meet the cast events for staff and clients Special offers and priority booking, when available

£1000 per year exclusive of VAT

Quarter page advert in Derby LIVE season brochure (3 per year, a total of 250,000 copies) Two complimentary hires of the ‘45 Suite’ for meetings, subject to availability Invitations to staff and guests to attend rehearsals for Derby LIVE productions and the opportunity to receive an exclusive introductory workshop to the show

£2500 per year exclusive of VAT


We would like to thank and acknowledge our key supporters:

CORPORATE SUPPORTERS Caterers to Derby LIVE

Ramada Encore Hotel

77 Osmaston Road, Derby 01332 341414

We are members of The Association of Festival Organisers

Derbyshire County Cricket Club

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A name but still the same home for

theatre in Derby

There's something for everyone Find out more

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ACCESS We believe that theatregoing 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.

Other formats

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.

Access Register

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

Accessible venues

Most public areas of our venues are accessible, with all areas except the balconies accessible by lift. All venues have disabled toilets.

Assistance Dogs

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 boxoffice@derby.gov.uk Online www.derbylive.co.uk


ACCESS PERFORMANCES 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. The Wind in the Willows Fri 10 Dec, 7.30pm, Thu 23 Dec, 2.30pm & Sat 15 Jan, 2.30pm (Interpreter: Emma Stones) Aladdin Tue 14 Dec, 2pm, Sat 18 Dec, 6pm, Tue 28 Dec, 2pm & Sat 8 Jan, 2pm Puss in Boots Wed 22 Dec, 1.30pm The Merchant of Venice Sat 19 Feb, 2.30pm & Thu 24 Feb, 7.30pm April in Paris Fri 4 Mar, 7.30pm Lady Chatterley's Lover Thu 31 Mar, 7.30pm The Mountaintop Sat 2 Apr, 2.30pm & Thu 7 Apr, 7.30pm Annie Sat 9 Apr, 2.30pm Squeakers Sat 23 Apr, 2.30pm Be My Baby Sat 14 May, 2.30pm & Thu 19 May, 7.30pm Lark Rise to Candleford Wed 11 May, 7.30pm Lysistrata Sat 2 Jul, 2.30pm The Go Between Sat 22 Oct, 2.30pm & Thu 27 Oct, 7.30pm

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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 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. The Wind in the Willows Sat 18 Dec, 2.30pm & Wed 22 Dec, 7.30pm Aladdin Tue 4 Jan, 7pm & Sat 8 Jan, 2pm Puss in Boots Thu 16 Dec, 1.30pm The Merchant of Venice Wed 23 Feb, 7.30pm & Sat 26 Feb, 2.30pm The Mountaintop Sat 2 Apr, 2.30pm & Wed 6 Apr, 7.30pm Annie Sat 9 Apr, 2.30pm Squeakers Sat 23 Apr, 2.30pm Be My Baby Sat 14 May, 2.30pm & Wed 18 May, 7.30pm Lysistrata Sat 2 Jul, 2.30pm The Go Between Sat 22 Oct, 2.30pm & Wed 26 Oct, 7.30pm

Captioned

Words appear on screens either side of the stage at the same time as they are spoken – ideal for those who are deaf, hard of hearing or if you’d just like to read along. The Wind in the Willows Sat 11 Dec, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

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

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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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HIRE US

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 heather.errington@derby.gov.uk Download the conference brochure from www.derbylive.co.uk


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HOW TO BOOK

Derby LIVE Box Office is open Mon - Sat, 10am - 8pm* Open 1 hour before the show on Sundays & Bank Holidays.

CALL

01332 255 800 CLICK

COME IN

Book online 24hrs a day.

Market Place, Derby DE1 3AH

boxoffice@derby.gov.uk

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 with our dedicated Group Booking line on 01332 255 413 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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KEEP IN TOUCH

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

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

Mail:

Derby LIVE Assembly Rooms Market Place Derby DE1 3AH

Email:

derbylive@derby.gov.uk

Phone:

01332 255 800

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


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DECEMBER Wed 1 T The Wind in The Willows 7.30pm PN Thu 2 T The Wind in The Willows 10.15am T The Wind in The Willows 2.30pm Fri 3 T The Wind in The Willows 7.30pm Sat 4 T The Wind in The Willows 2.30pm T The Wind in The Willows 7.30pm Tue 7 T The Wind in The Willows 2.30pm Wed 8 T Aladdin 10.15am P T The Wind in The Willows 10.15am T Aladdin 2pm P T The Wind in The Willows 2.30pm Thu 9 T Aladdin 10.15am P T The Wind in The Willows 10.15am T Aladdin 2pm P T The Wind in The Willows 2.30pm Fri 10 T Aladdin 10.15am P T Puss in Boots 1.30pm P T Aladdin 7pm PN T The Wind in The Willows 7.30pm BSL Sat 11 T Puss in Boots 1.30pm P T Aladdin 2pm T The Wind in The Willows 2.30pm CAP T Puss in Boots 5pm PN T Aladdin 6pm T The Wind in The Willows 7.30pm CAP Sun 12 T Aladdin 2pm T Aladdin 6pm Mon 13 T Puss in Boots 10.30am T Puss in Boots 1.30pm Tue 14 T Aladdin 10.15am T Puss in Boots 10.30am T Puss in Boots 1.30pm T Aladdin 2pm BSL T The Wind in The Willows 2.30pm Wed 15 T Aladdin 10.15am T The Wind in The Willows 10.15am T Puss in Boots 10.30am T Puss in Boots 1.30pm T Aladdin 2pm T The Wind in The Willows 2.30pm

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Thu 16 T Aladdin 10.15am T The Wind in The Willows 10.15am T Puss in Boots 10.30am T Puss in Boots 1.30pm AD T Aladdin 2pm T The Wind in The Willows 2.30pm Fri 17 T Aladdin 10.15am T Puss in Boots 10.30am T Puss in Boots 1.30pm T Aladdin 7pm T The Wind in The Willows 7.30pm Sat 18 T Puss in Boots 1.30pm T Aladdin 2pm T The Wind in The Willows 2.30pm AD T Puss in Boots 5pm T Aladdin 6pm BSL T The Wind in The Willows 7.30pm Sun 19 T Aladdin 2pm T Aladdin 6pm Mon 20 T Puss in Boots 1.30pm T Puss in Boots 5pm Tue 21 T Puss in Boots 1.30pm T Aladdin 2pm T The Wind in The Willows 2.30pm T Puss in Boots 5pm T Aladdin 7pm T The Wind in The Willows 7.30pm Wed 22 T Puss in Boots 1.30pm BSL T Aladdin 2pm T The Wind in The Willows 2.30pm T Puss in Boots 5pm T Aladdin 7pm T The Wind in The Willows 7.30pm AD Thu 23 T Puss in Boots 1.30pm T Aladdin 2pm T The Wind in The Willows 2.30pm BSL T Puss in Boots 5pm T Aladdin 7pm T The Wind in The Willows 7.30pm Fri 24 T The Wind in The Willows 12.30pm T Puss in Boots 1.30pm T Aladdin 2pm T Puss in Boots 5pm T The Wind in The Willows 5.30pm T Aladdin 6pm Sun 26 T Aladdin 2pm T Aladdin 6pm

AR p10 DT p08 GH p13 GH p13 AR p10 DT p08 AR p10 GH p13 GH p13 AR p10 DT p08 GH p13 AR p10 DT p08 GH p13 AR p10 DT p08 AR p10 AR p10 GH p13 GH p13 GH p13 AR p10 DT p08 GH p13 AR p10 DT p08 GH p13 AR p10 DT p08 GH p13 AR p10 DT p08 GH p13 AR p10 DT p08 GH p13 AR p10 DT p08 DT p08 GH p13 AR p10 GH p13 DT p08 AR p10 AR p10 AR p10


P83 Mon 27 T Aladdin 2pm T Aladdin 7pm Tue 28 T Puss in Boots 1.30pm T Aladdin 2pm BSL T The Wind in The Willows T Puss in Boots 5pm T Aladdin 7pm T The Wind in The Willows Wed 29 T Puss in Boots 1.30pm T Aladdin 2pm T The Wind in The Willows T Puss in Boots 5pm T Aladdin 7pm T The Wind in The Willows Thu 30 T Puss in Boots 1.30pm T Aladdin 2pm T The Wind in The Willows T Puss in Boots 5pm T Aladdin 7pm T The Wind in The Willows Fri 31 T The Wind in The Willows T Puss in Boots 1.30pm T Aladdin 2pm T Puss in Boots 5pm T The Wind in The Willows T Aladdin 6pm

2.30pm

7.30pm

2.30pm

7.30pm

2.30pm

7.30pm 12.30pm

5.30pm

AR p10 AR p10 GH p13 AR p10 DT p08 GH p13 AR p10 DT p08 GH p13 AR p10 DT p08 GH p13 AR p10 DT p08 GH p13 AR p10 DT p08 GH p13 AR p10 DT p08 DT p08 GH p13 AR p10 GH p13 DT p08 AR p10

JANUARY Sun 2 Tue 4 Wed 5 Thu 6 Fri 7 Sat 8 Sun 9 Tue 11

T Aladdin 2pm T Aladdin 6pm T Aladdin 2pm T The Wind in The Willows T Aladdin 7pm AD T Aladdin 10.15am T The Wind in The Willows T Aladdin 2pm T The Wind in The Willows T Aladdin 10.15am T The Wind in The Willows T Aladdin 2pm T The Wind in The Willows T Our Day Out 7.15pm T Aladdin 2pm T Aladdin 7pm T Our Day Out 7.15pm T The Wind in The Willows T Aladdin 2pm AD BSL T Our Day Out 2.15pm T The Wind in The Willows T Aladdin 6pm T Our Day Out 7.15pm T The Wind in The Willows T Our Day Out 1pm T Aladdin 2pm T Our Day Out 5pm T Aladdin 6pm T The Wind in The Willows T Release 8pm

2.30pm

10.15am 2.30pm 10.15am 2.30pm

7.30pm

2.30pm

7.30pm

2.30pm

AR p10 AR p10 AR p10 DT p08 AR p10 AR p10 DT p08 AR p10 DT p08 AR p10 DT p08 AR p10 DT p08 GH p14 AR p10 AR p10 GH p14 DT p08 AR p10 GH p14 DT p08 AR p10 GH p14 DT p08 GH p14 AR p10 GH p14 AR p10 DT p08 DTS p14

Wed 12 T The Wind in The Willows 10.15am DT p08 T The Wind in The Willows 2.30pm DT p08 T Release 8pm DTS p14 Thu 13 T The Wind in The Willows 10.15am DT p08 T The Wind in The Willows 2.30pm DT p08 T Release 8pm DTS p14 Fri 14 T The Wind in The Willows 7.30pm DT p08 T Release 8pm DTS p14 Sat 15 M Evolution 2pm AR p14 T The Wind in The Willows 2.30pm BSL DT p08 T The Wind in The Willows 7.30pm DT p08 T Release 8pm DTS p14 Sun 16 M Traditional Mid-Winter Revels 6pm AR p15 Mon 17 T Pinocchio 7.15pm GH p15 Tue 18 T Pinocchio 7.15pm GH p15 Wed 19 T Pinocchio 7.15pm GH p15 Thu 20 T Pinocchio 7.15pm GH p15 M Mitch Winehouse 7.30pm DT p15 Fri 21 T Pinocchio 7.15pm GH p15 M Gari Glaysher 7.30pm DT p16 Sat 22 T Pinocchio 2pm GH p15 T Pinocchio 6pm GH p15 D Keep on Dancing 7pm DT p16 Sun 23 T Pinocchio 2pm GH p15 D Keep on Dancing 2pm DT p16 D Keep on Dancing 7pm DT p16 M Phil Robson & The Instant Message Quintet 8pm AR p16 Wed 26 M European Union Chamber Orchestra 7.30pm AR p17 C Punt & Dennis 8pm DT p17 Thu 27 T Pulling Faces 7.30pm GH p17 Fri 28 T Call Mr Robeson 7.30pm GH p18 T My Fair Lady 7.30pm DT p18 Sat 29 T My Fair Lady 2.30pm DT p18 T My Fair Lady 7.30pm DT p18 M Afrique Classique 7.45pm DTS p18 Sun 30 C Milton Jones 8pm GH p19

FEBRUARY Tue 1 M Glenn Milller Orchestra 7.30pm Fri 4 T The Merchant of Venice 7.30pm P C Zoe Lyons 8pm Sat 5 T The Merchant of Venice 7.30pm P M Mills & Chimneys 8pm Sun 6 M Eyes Front With Isla St Clair 5pm Mon 7 T The Merchant of Venice 7.30pm P Tue 8 T The Merchant of Venice 7pm PN Wed 9 T The Merchant of Venice 7.30pm Thu 10 T The Merchant of Venice 7.30pm C Jason Manford 7.30pm Fri 11 T The Merchant of Venice 7.30pm M Tony Kofi Standard Time Trio 8pm Sat 12 T The Merchant of Venice 2.30pm T The Merchant of Venice 7.30pm M Northern Soul All-Nighter 9pm Mon 14 T The Merchant of Venice 7.30pm Tue 15 M Roll Out The Barrel 2.30pm T The Merchant of Venice 7.30pm

AR DT AR DT AR AR DT DT DT DT AR DT AR DT DT AR DT AR DT

p19 p20 p22 p20 p22 p22 p20 p20 p20 p20 p23 p20 p23 p20 p20 p23 p20 p24 p20


P84 Wed 16 T The Merchant of Venice 1.30pm DT p20 T The Merchant of Venice 7.30pm DT p20 M sinfonia ViVA 7.30pm AR p24 T Glenn Miller Mystery 8pm GH p24 Thu 17 T The Merchant of Venice Education Day Workshop 4pm p79 The Merchant of Venice 7.30pm DT p20 Fri 18 T The Merchant of Venice 7.30pm DT p20 M The Imagined Village 8pm AR p25 Sat 19 T The Merchant of Venice 2.30pm BSL DT p20 T The Merchant of Venice 7.30pm DT p20 M Skiffle Party 8pm AR p25 Sun 20 M Gleemania 7.30pm AR p26 Mon 21 M Jason Derulo 7pm AR p26 T The Merchant of Venice 7.30pm DT p20 Tue 22 T The Merchant of Venice 7.30pm DT p20 Wed 23 T The Merchant of Venice 1.30pm DT p20 T The Merchant of Venice 7.30pm AD DT p20 D Moscow City Ballet: The Nutcracker 7.30pm AR p27 T When Will I Be Famous? 7.30pm AR p28 Thu 24 D Moscow City Ballet: The Nutcracker 2.30pm AR p27 D Moscow City Ballet: The Nutcracker 7.30pm AR p27 T The Merchant of Venice 7.30pm PSD BSL DT p20 T Arsenic & Old Lace 7.30pm GH p28 T Little Shop of Horrors 7.45pm DTS p00 Fri 25 D Moscow City Ballet: Sleeping Beauty 2.30pm AR p27 D Moscow City Ballet: Sleeping Beauty 7.30pm AR p27 T The Merchant of Venice 7.30pm DT p20 T Arsenic & Old Lace 7.30pm GH p28 T Little Shop of Horrors 7.45pm DTS p28 Sat 26 T The Merchant of Venice 2.30pm AD DT p20 T The Merchant of Venice 7.30pm DT p20 T Arsenic & Old Lace 7.30pm GH p28 T Little Shop of Horrors 7.45pm DTS p28 C Shazia Mirza 8pm AR p29 Sun 27 E Chinese State Circus 5pm AR p30 Mon 28 E Chinese State Circus 5pm AR p30 E Chinese State Circus 8pm AR p30 C Sarah Millican 8pm DT p29

MARCH Tue 1 Wed 2 Thu 3 Fri 4 Sat 5

M Battle of The Bands 7.30pm M Orchestra d’Ile de France 7.30pm T April in Paris 7.30pm T April in Paris 2.30pm T April in Paris 7.30pm M Sing-a-long-a Abba 7.30pm T April in Paris 7.30pm T Head Rot Holiday 7.45pm C Kevin Precious 8pm T April in Paris 7.30pm BSL T Head Rot Holiday 7.45pm C The Return of Boothby Graffoe 8pm T April in Paris 2.30pm T April in Paris 7.30pm T Head Rot Holiday 7.45pm M Feast of Folk 8pm

AR p31 AR p31 DT p32 DT p32 DT p32 AR p33 DT p32 DTS p33 AR p33 DT p32 DTS p33 GH p34 DT p32 DT p32 DTS p33 AR p34

Sun 6 E Derby Wedding Show 11am - 4pm Tue 8 T A Fanfare to Hollywood 7.30pm C Andi Osho 8pm Wed 9 M sinfonia ViVA Residency 7pm T A Fanfare to Hollywood 7.30pm T Summer Holiday 7.30pm Thu 10 T A Fanfare to Hollywood 7.30pm T Summer Holiday 7.30pm M Elkie Brooks 7.30pm C Mark Steel 8pm Fri 11 T A Fanfare to Hollywood 7.30pm T Summer Holiday 7.30pm M The Bootleg Sixties 7.30pm Sat 12 T A Fanfare to Hollywood 2.30pm T Summer Holiday 2.30pm T A Fanfare to Hollywood 7.30pm T Summer Holiday 7.30pm C Stephen K Amos 8pm Tue 15 T Hamlet 7.30pm E Sally Morgan 7.30pm Wed 16 T Hamlet 7.30pm Thu 17 M The Great American Soul Book 7.30pm T Hamlet 7.30pm Fri 18 T The Mountaintop 7.30pm P T Hamlet 7.30pm M Jay Phelps Sextet 8pm Sat 19 T The Mountaintop 7.30pm P T Hamlet 7.30pm M Halfway to Paradise 7.30pm Mon 21 D Interface 11 7pm T The Mountaintop 7.30pm P Tue 22 T The Mountaintop 7pm PN C Richard Herring 8pm Wed 23 T The Mountaintop 7.30pm D Jasmin Vardimon Company: 7734 7.30pm Thu 24 T The Mountaintop 7.30pm Fri 25 T The Mountaintop 7.30pm C Jimmy Carr 8pm M Ga Ga 8pm Sat 26 T The Mountaintop 2.30pm T The Mountaintop 7.30pm M An Evening With Charlie Landsborough 7.30pm M Classic Clapton 8pm Sun 27 M Steeleye Span 7.30pm C Craig Campbell 8pm Mon 28 T The Mountaintop 7.30pm E Gordon Smith 7.30pm C John Bishop 8pm Tue 29 T The Mountaintop 7.30pm M Subscribers’ Recital 7.30pm T Lady Chatterley’s Lover 7.30pm C John Bishop 8pm Wed 30 T The Mountaintop 1.30pm T Lady Chatterley’s Lover 2.30pm T The Mountaintop 7.30pm T Lady Chatterley’s Lover 7.30pm Thu 31 T The Mountaintop 7.30pm T Lady Chatterley’s Lover 7.30pm BSL

AR p35 GH p35 AR p35 AR p36 GH p35 DT p36 GH p35 DT p36 AR p37 AR p37 GH p35 DT p36 AR p37 GH p35 DT p36 GH p35 DT p36 AR p38 DT p38 AR p38 DT p38 AR p39 DT p38 GH p40 DT p38 AR p39 GH p40 DT p38 AR p42 DT p42 GH p40 GH p40 AR p42 GH p40 DT p43 GH p40 GH p40 AR p43 AR p44 GH p40 GH p40 AR p44 AR p44 AR p45 AR p45 GH p40 DT p46 AR p45 GH p40 AR p46 DT p47 AR p29 GH p40 DT p47 GH p40 DT p47 GH p40 DT p47


P85

APRIL Fri 1 T The Mountaintop 7.30pm M The Bon Jovi Experience 7.30pm E John Beatty’s Wild Vision 7.30pm C Tim Vine 8pm Sat 2 T The Mountaintop 2.30pm BSL AD T The Mountaintop 7.30pm C Dan Clark 8pm Mon 4 T The Mountaintop 7.30pm T Annie 7.30pm T Verdict 7.30pm Tue 5 T The Mountaintop 7.30pm T Annie 7.30pm T Verdict 7.30pm Wed 6 T The Mountaintop 1.30pm T Annie 2.30pm T Verdict 2.30pm T The Mountaintop 7.30pm AD T Annie 7.30pm T Verdict 7.30pm M Chas & Dave 8pm Thu 7 T The Mountaintop 7.30pm PSD BSL T Annie 7.30pm T Verdict 7.30pm M The Fureys & Davey Arthur 8pm Fri 8 E The Ladyboys of Bangkok 7pm T The Mountaintop 7.30pm C Back to Back 7.30pm T Annie 7.30pm T Verdict 7.30pm E The Ladyboys of Bangkok 9.15pm Sat 9 T Annie 2.30pm BSL AD T Verdict 2.30pm E The Ladyboys of Bangkok 7pm T The Mountaintop 7.30pm T Annie 7.30pm T Verdict 7.30pm E The Ladyboys of Bangkok 9.15pm Sun 10 E The Ladyboys of Bangkok 6pm C Mike Gunn & Sean Collins 8pm Mon 11 E The Ladyboys of Bangkok 8pm Tue 12 T HMS Pinafore 7.30pm M Joe Brown 7.30pm T Alice 8pm E The Ladyboys of Bangkok 8pm Wed 13 T HMS Pinafore 7.30pm M The Halle 7.30pm E The Ladyboys of Bangkok 8pm T Alice 8pm Thu 14 T HMS Pinafore 7.30pm E The Ladyboys of Bangkok 8pm T Alice 8pm Fri 15 E The Ladyboys of Bangkok 7pm T HMS Pinafore 7.30pm T Alice 8pm M Neon Quartet 8pm E The Ladyboys of Bangkok 9.15pm

GH p40 AR p46 AR p48 DT p48 GH p40 GH p40 DT p48 GH p40 AR p50 DT p52 GH p40 AR p50 DT p52 GH p40 AR p50 DT p52 GH p40 AR p50 AR p52 AR p49 GH p40 AR p50 DT p52 AR p49 MP p54 GH p40 AR p49 AR p50 DT p52 MP p54 AR p50 DT p52 MP p54 GH p40 AR p50 DT p52 MP p54 MP p54 AR p54 MP p54 GH p55 AR p55 DTS p55 MP p54 GH p55 AR p56 MP p54 DTS p55 GH p55 MP p54 DTS p55 MP p54 GH p55 DTS p55 AR p56 MP p54

Sat 16 M Evolution 2pm T HMS Pinafore 2.30pm E The Ladyboys of Bangkok 7pm T HMS Pinafore 7.30pm M Black Dyke Band 7.30pm T Alice 8pm E The Ladyboys of Bangkok 9.15pm Sun 17 E The Ladyboys of Bangkok 6pm D Essence of Ireland 7.30pm Mon 18 E The Ladyboys of Bangkok 8pm Tue 19 T Studs 7.30pm E The Ladyboys of Bangkok 8pm Wed 20 T Squeakers 7.30pm PN C Ed Byrne 7.30pm E The Ladyboys of Bangkok 8pm Thu 21 T Squeakers 7.30pm E The Ladyboys of Bangkok 8pm Fri 22 E The Ladyboys of Bangkok 7pm T Squeakers 7.30pm E The Ladyboys of Bangkok 9.15pm Sat 23 T Squeakers 2.30pm BSL AD E The Ladyboys of Bangkok 7pm T Squeakers 7.30pm M St George’s Day Celebrations 8pm E The Ladyboys of Bangkok 9.15pm Sun 24 E The Ladyboys of Bangkok 6pm Tue 26 T Withering Looks 7.30pm 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

AR p56 GH p55 MP p54 GH p55 AR p56 DTS p55 MP p54 MP p54 AR p57 MP p54 GH p57 MP p54 DT p58 AR p57 MP p54 DT p58 MP p54 MP p54 DT p58 MP p54 DT p58 MP p54 DT p58 AR p59 MP p54 MP p54 GH p59 AR p62 DT p60 DT p60 AR p62

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 Fri 6 T Be My Baby 7.30pm D Tango Fire 7.30pm Sat 7 T Be My Baby 2.30pm T Be My Baby 7.30pm Mon 9 T Be My Baby 7.30pm Tue 10 T Be My Baby 7.30pm M Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra 7.30pm T Larkrise to Candleford 7.30pm Wed 11 T Be My Baby 1.30pm T Be My Baby 7.30pm T Larkrise to Candleford 7.30pm BSL Foster & Allen 7.30pm Thu 12 T Be My Baby 7.30pm Fri 13 T Be My Baby 7.30pm Sat 14 T Be My Baby 2.30pm BSL AD T Be My Baby 7.30pm Mon 16 T Be My Baby 7.30pm Tue 17 T Be My Baby - Education Day 4pm T Be My Baby 7.30pm Wed 18 T Be My Baby 1.30pm T Be My Baby 7.30pm AD

DT p60 DT p60 DT p60 DT p60 DT p60 AR p63 DT p60 DT p60 DT p60 DT p60 AR p63 GH p63 DT p60 DT p60 GH p63 AR p63 DT p60 DT p60 DT p60 DT p60 DT p60 DT p71 DT p60 DT p60 DT p60


P86 Thu 19 Fri 20 Sat 21 Sun 29

T Be My Baby 7.30pm PSD BSL T Be My Baby 7.30pm T Be My Baby 7.30pm C One Man Star Wars 7.30pm

DT DT DT DT

p60 p60 p60 p63

JUNE Wed 8 F Peter Pan On Ice 7.30pm Thu 9 F Peter Pan On Ice 2.30pm F Peter Pan On Ice 7.30pm Fri 10 F Peter Pan On Ice 7.30pm Sat 11 F Peter Pan On Ice 1.30pm F Peter Pan On Ice 5pm Sun 12 F Peter Pan On Ice 1.30pm Wed 15 E Ed Stafford 7.30pm Wed 29 T Lysistrata 7.30pm PN Thu 30 T Lysistrata 7.30pm

AR AR AR AR AR AR AR AR DT DT

Mon 24 T The Tue 25 T The Wed 26 T The T The Thu 27 T The Fri 28 T The Sat 29 T The

Go Go Go Go Go Go Go

Between Between Between Between Between Between Between

7.30pm 7.30pm 1.30pm 7.30pm AD 7.30pm PSD BSL 7.30pm 7.30pm

p64 p64 p64 p64 p64 p64 p64 p63 p65 p65

JULY Fri 1 Sat 2

T Lysistrata 7.30pm T Lysistrata 2.30pm BSL AD T Lysistrata 7.30pm

DT p65 DT p65 DT p65

AUGUST Tue 30 T Blood Brothers 7.30pm Wed 31 T Blood Brothers 2.30pm T Blood Brothers 7.30pm

AR p66 AR p66 AR p66

September Thu 1 Fri 2 Sat 3

T Blood T Blood T Blood T Blood T Blood

Brothers Brothers Brothers Brothers Brothers

7.30pm 4pm 8pm 2.30pm 7.30pm

AR AR AR AR AR

p66 p66 p66 p66 p66

Theatre Dance Variety Comedy Family

OCTOBER Thu 6 T The Fri 7 T The Sat 8 T The Mon 10 T The Tue 11 T The Wed 12 T The Thu 13 T The Fri 14 T The Sat 15 T The T The Mon 17 T The Tue 18 T The Wed 19 T The T The Thu 20 T The Fri 21 T The Sat 22 T The T The

Go Go Go Go Go Go Go Go Go Go Go Go Go Go Go Go Go Go

Between Between Between Between Between Between Between Between Between Between Between Between Between Between Between Between Between Between

7.30pm P 7.30pm P 7.30pm P 7.30pm P 7pm PN 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 1.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm BSL AD 7.30pm

DT DT DT DT DT DT DT DT DT DT DT DT DT DT DT DT DT DT

Music p67 p67 p67 p67 p67 p67 p67 p67 p67 p67 p67 p67 p67 p67 p67 p67 p67 p67

Event BSL

BSL Signed Performance

AD

Audio Described Performance

CAP

Captioned Performance

PSD

Post Show Discussion

PN

Press Night

P

Preview

D

Pre-show Dining

AR

Assembly Rooms

GH

Guildhall Theatre

DT

Derby Theatre

DTS

Derby Theatre Studio

MP

Market Place

CC

City Centre

DT DT DT DT DT DT DT

p67 p67 p67 p67 p67 p67 p67


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sinfonia ViVA Wed 16 Feb

Orchestre National d’Île de France Tue 1 Mar

The Hallé Wed 13 Apr

Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra Tue 10 May

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