Derby LIVE What's On Guide Jan - Apr 2023

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WHAT’S ON

Jan – Apr 2023

LIVE performances, events & festivals

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As the air turns crisp and we look towards Christmas, we’re rolling out our Festive Derby programme; and it’s a good one. The star of the season this year is our pantomime Aladdin featuring Cold Feet sensation John Thomson as Abanazar. Elsewhere, Derby Market Place will turn into a hub for all things festive with the return of The Babbling Vagabonds with The Christmas Toy Shop Mystery. The Lost Boys will also bring audiences their adaptation of the festive classic A Christmas Carol. Completing the Festive Derby offer and running throughout December, we welcome back the Cathedral Quarter Ice Rink which will sit alongside our festive performance venue. Fast forwarding to Spring, Derby Arena will host a wide range of shows including musical tributes, entertainment, and comedy. From Whitney Queen

of the Night, The Illegal Eagles, Michael Starring Ben, Anything For Love – The Meat Loaf Story, Fastlove and Thank You For the Music for the music lovers, to Circus of Horrors for the daredevils, there’s something for everyone. The countdown to our St George’s Day Celebrations will also begin. Join us as the city centre streets and the market place come alive for the annual celebrations. Looking ahead to later in the year, the Outdoor Theatre and Cinema Season will return to Markeaton Park to bring audiences live entertainment and showings of popular films. Similarly, The Darley Park Weekender is back for the third year, this time with new event for 2023 Ultimate 90s, along with firm fan favourites 80s Mix Tape and The Darley Park Concert.

COVID UPDATES We’ll continue to follow national government guidelines very closely when it comes to planning and delivering our events, whether that be outdoors or indoors. You can feel safe in the knowledge that any bookings are safe with us should the event not be able to take place as scheduled.

KEY TO ICONS Concessions are usually available to under 16s, over 60s, disabled people, full time students and registered unemployed. Group rate available Schools rate available, usually with every 11th ticket free to teachers/supervisors Family ticket available (2 adults, 2 under 16s) Standing event Unreserved seating

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British Sign Language interpreted performance Audio Described performance Captioned performance Relaxed performance Age guidance Parental guidance Amateur Theatre – performed by amateurs

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Yule love Derby this festive season

Christmas is around the corner… but, the Christmas Toy Shop is nearly empty! It’s too late to sell what is left on the shelves! But this year something curious happens! With a pinch of fairy dust and a Christmas wish odd things start to happen. Magic and mystery surround the old Fri 9 - Fri 30 Dec Christmas Toy Shop - but what is Derby Market Place really going on behind the shuttered windows? £14

Nothing says Christmas more than a spin around an ice rink followed by a hot chocolate or mulled wine. Our rink will play host to various themed sessions with hits from the 80s, 90s and 00s and our family superhero, toddler and fancy dress sessions, as well as a Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve party. Mon 5 - Sat 31 Dec Adults and children of all abilities can enjoy whizzing Derby Market Place around on the ice, with prices £8.50 - £7 including skate hire.

Family Festivities at Markeaton Park will provide the whole family with the opportunity to buy cards, gifts, decorations and much more in the wonderfully unique Markeaton Park Craft Units, alongside the indoor craft indoor market in the community centre.

Sat 3 - Sun 4 Dec Markeaton Park Free event

(some activities may have charges)

The Lost Boys return as the duo play all the parts from the novel in 70 minutes with a few wrong turns thrown in; expect gags, laughs, gaffs, deference, and irreverence. A family treat to fill you all with Christmas cheer.

Wed 21 - Thu 22 Dec Derby Market Place £14

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Best Dame Award Winner

MORGAN BRIND

Cold Feet & The Masked Singer ’s

JOHN THOMSON as Abanazar

as Widow Twankey

Come and see our award-winning Best Dame Morgan Brind in Derby Arena’s high-flying action-packed pantomime. Aladdin wishes the Princess would notice him, Princess Amirah wishes she could lead a normal life, Aladdin’s mother wishes she could remember what she came in here for... And there’s something very peculiar about that ancient clapped-out rusty thing. (The lamp... not his mother.) Let us whisk you away to the town of Shangri-La where the sorcerers are sinister, the caves full of surprises and the genies have been bottling things up for a bit. With spectacular sets, breath-taking special effects, gorgeous costumes and mountains of mayhem, the team behind last year’s smash-hit pantomime Sleeping Beauty return to grant all your festive wishes in this action-packed adventure for the whole family.

KRISTIAN CUNNINGHAM as Aladdin

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Fri 9 - Sat 31 Dec Derby Arena £30 – £18

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Experience the ultimate Whitney Houston tribute show. Celebrating the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time with a sensational cast and stunning live band. Taking audiences through three decades of nostalgic hits that include: I Wanna Dance With Somebody, I’m Every Woman, I Will Always Love You, Saving All My Love, How Will I Know, and more.

Thu 23 Mar, 8pm Derby Arena £29

Imagine a brilliant rock show combined with amazing, bizarre & dare devil Circus acts, a stella light show and all performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek. If Quentin Tarantino had directed Cirque Du Soleil you would be half way there!

Fri 24 Mar, 8pm Derby Arena £30 – £27

Celebrating over 50 years since the legendary US west coast country rock band The Eagles formed, The Illegal Eagles return to Derby. This critically acclaimed show features the very best from the Eagles’ catalogue of classics including Hotel California, Desperado, Take It Easy, New Kid In Town, Life In The Fast Lane, and more.

Sat 25 Mar, 8pm Derby Arena £34.50

Michael® Starring Ben is a hit theatre production starring the UK’s ultimate Michael Jackson tribute star, Ben Bowman. The show features a live band, dazzling costumes, and the performer’s iconic dance routines. It also showcases the greatest hits of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 including Beat It, Billie Jean, Thriller and Man in the Mirror.

Following his 2022 sell-out tour the highly acclaimed and No.1 recording artist, Steve Steinman, brings you his brand new production featuring over 25 of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman’s greatest hits. The show will have all Meat Loaf’s greatest hits including Anything For Love, Bat Out Of Hell, Dead Ringer For Love and Total Eclipse Of The Heart.

Fri 21 Apr, 8pm

Sat 22 Apr, 8pm

Derby Arena £32.50 - £30

Derby Arena £33.50

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Direct from the USA, the world’s biggest and best Elvis tribute show returns to the UK. Starring three winners of Elvis Presley Enterprises’ Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest including the Winner of BBC One’s The World’s Greatest Elvis – Shawn Klush, Dean Z and Ben Thompson. Don’t miss these three incredible Elvis tribute Sat 13 May, 8pm performers alongside a live band and Derby Arena orchestra.

Tickets £57-£37

Jimmy’s show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes - they are not the terrible things. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. Now you’ve been warned, buy a ticket.

Sun 21 May, 8pm Derby Arena £34.50

Direct from London’s West End, this is the world’s favourite George Michael celebration! Now touring in 18 countries, selling over 250,000 tickets worldwide. Join us for one very special night as we celebrate the late great George Michael. Playing all the hits: Wake Me Up, Too Funky, Father Figure, Freedom, Sat 20 May, 8pm Faith, Knew You Were Derby Arena Waiting, Careless £31.50 Whisper and more.

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Fri 19 May, 8pm Derby Arena £28.50

That’ll Be The Day is back with another incredible show celebrating the golden age of Rock ’n’ Roll and Pop from the 50s to the 80s. Hilarious comedy sketches combine with brilliant vocals and superb musicianship to bring you the ultimate feel good experience that will leave you singing and dancing.

Calling all Dancing Queens, this is your night to say, Thank you for the Music! This international smash-hit tribute show brings all ABBA’s number one hits to the stage in a Fri 26 May, 8pm production like no other. Derby Arena Now in its 20th year! With £31.50 a brand-new show for 2023.

Come celebrate our brand-new show for 2023 as we Reach Out and show you there ain’t no mountain high enough with one very special night of The Magic of Motown. You will be going Loco down in Acapulco as we take you back down memory lane with all the Motown classics from artists such as, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Sat 27 May, 8pm Supremes, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson, Derby Arena and more.

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Taking us back to this pop-tastic time are some of the greatest pop legends whose posters adorned the wall of many teenagers growing up. If you missed out on the big names back in the day, you can catch them now!

Fri 25 Aug, Gates 4pm £25 - £20, Under 16s £20 - £15, Under 5s Free

Back after its successful debut in 2022, 80s Mix Tape returns for The Darley Park Weekender 2023. Join us for more nostalgia featuring Martin Kemp, Hue and Cry, ABC, along with 80s Mania, as these 80s icons make this party to remember.

Sat 26 Aug, Gates 4pm £25 - £20, Under 16s £20 - £15, Under 5s Free

THE DARLEY PARK CONCERT Sun 27 Aug, Gates 2pm £6.50 - £4.50

Back once more as part of The Darley Park Weekender 2023, the firm favourite will be delighting again with classical music, and fireworks in one of the UK’s biggest outdoor classical concerts.

Sinfonia Viva will provide the stunning music in the natural amphitheatre that is Darley Park, making it the perfect event for family and friends to enjoy together, don’t forget to bring your picnic!

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ACCESS We believe theatre-going should be accessible to all, and have a strong commitment to making this happen. Our venues have wheelchair spaces, infra-red sound systems, and we welcome assistance dogs. For full details of our access provision, visit our website. THE CHRISTMAS TOY SHOP MYSTERY BSL Shadow Interpreted performances Relaxed performance

Sun 11 Dec at 11am and Thu 22 Dec at 2:30pm

Thu 22 Dec at 2:30pm

ALADDIN BSL Sign Interpreted performances Fri 16 Dec, 10am; Sun 18 Dec, 12:30pm; Thu 29 Dec, 4:30pm Audio Described performances Sun 18 Dec at 12:30pm, Thu 29 Dec at 4:30pm Captioned performances Thu 29 Dec at 12:30pm and 4:30pm Relaxed performance Wed 28 Dec at 4:30pm ULTIMATE 90S BSL Sign Interpreted performance

Fri 25 Aug at 4:30pm

80S MIX TAPE BSL Sign Interpreted performance

Sat 26 Aug at 4:30pm

THE DARLEY PARK CONCERT BSL Sign Interpreted performance

Sun 27 Aug at 6pm

ESSENTIAL COMPANION SCHEME We offer a FREE ticket to customers who need someone to assist them with mobility or guidance. This is available on most events – for more information or to apply visit derbylive.co.uk or contact the Sales and Information Centre.

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NOW ON The 6th edition of the Available Car Derby 10 Mile race will start and finish at the iconic Derby Arena. The route is flat and fast, providing the potential for a personal best.

Family Festivities at Markeaton Park will provide the whole family with the opportunity to buy cards, gifts, decorations and much more in the wonderfully unique Markeaton Park Craft Units, alongside the indoor craft indoor market in the community centre.

Sun 20 Nov, 10am

Sat 3 & Sun 4 Dec

Derby Arena £25 - £23

Markeaton Park Free entry (some activities may have charges)

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Nothing says Christmas more than a spin around an ice rink followed by a hot chocolate or mulled wine. Our rink will play host to various themed sessions with hits from the 80s, 90s and 00s and our family superhero, toddler and fancy dress sessions, as well as a Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve party. Adults and children of all abilities can enjoy whizzing around on the ice, with prices including skate hire.

ST. GEORGE’S DAY CELEBRATIONS

Mon 5 - Sat 31 Dec

Sat 22 Apr

Derby Market Place £8.50 - £7

Derby City Centre Free event

Join us as we celebrate Merrie Olde England, with Morris dancing, a craft fair and lots of English eccentricity.

EASTER EGG HUNT TRAIL

Bring the family to Markeaton Park this Easter, and go on an egg hunt!

Sat 1 - Sun 16 Apr Markeaton Park Free event

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JUN

Sun 4 Jun, 11am – 5pm

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Chaddesden Park

Free entry, see on site for prices

Chaddesden’s annual summer family fun day returns for all to enjoy! A great selection of stalls, food, dance arena, funfair, live entertainment, and the return of the fantastic dog show.

SPIRIT OF CHELLASTON

A community fun day with stalls and rides for all the family

Sat 17 Jun, 12noon – 5pm Chellaston Recreation Ground Free event

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Classic C ar SHOW Sun 2 Jul, from 10am Markeaton Park Free entry

Cars, vans, motorcycles, trikes, scooters, bicycles, whether original or modified will be on show, literally anything with wheels of all shapes and sizes. Sure to make for a fantastic and fun event not only for the car enthusiasts but for the entire family.

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