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CLOSER TO GREAT THEATRE WELCOME TO THE AUTUMN 2012 SEASON AT DERBY THEATRE. We’ve put together a packed schedule of great shows that will keep theatre-goers entertained until the New Year. From the ‘70s-inspired musical DISCO INFERNO through to the hilarious and touching YOU ARE ONLY YOUNG TWICE. We’re also delighted to welcome Gary Wilmot for the fabulously entertaining RADIO TIMES. For those who like something a little more edgy, we’ve got two edge-of-the-seat thrillers, with Alan Ayckbourn’s HAUNTING JULIA and Charles Dickens’ classic THE HAUNTING. A touch of Oscar Wilde is great relief from all the terror, as we welcome his hilarious masterpiece THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. Local favourite Gwen Taylor will be returning to Derby Theatre once again, starring alongside Don Warrington in the critically acclaimed London and Broadway production of DRIVING MISS DAISY, whilst our season ends with CHARLOTTE’S WEB, a perfect festive treat for the whole family. Derby Theatre is pleased to announce that the season ticket is back by popular demand to give you even better value. We hope to see you at Derby Theatre very soon. Gary Johnson, General Manager P.S. Don’t forget to check out our Studio Theatre – one of East Midlands’ most intimate spaces! Part of the

Disco Inferno You’re Only Young Twice The Static Radio Times Haunting Julia The Importance Of Being Earnest Three Men In A Boat Driving Miss Daisy Charles Dickens’ The Haunting Charlotte’s Web God’s Garden

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Fresher – The Musical Derby Shakespeare Co. – Macbeth Good Companions – Oliver Angela’s Ashes For One Night Only Maison Foo – The Shop The Studio The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark Access Prices and How To Book Diary

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Monday 10 – Saturday 15 September Mon – Sat eve 7.30pm, Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm

GET CLOSER TO GREAT MUSIC WITH DISCO INFERNO. THE STORY OF AN AMBITIOUS AND TALENTED HOPEFUL, JACK AND HIS BURNING DESIRE TO BECOME A POP STAR. Sam Attwater plays Jack, a young impressionable wannabe “Superstar” Javine Hylton plays Lucretia McEvil, a femme-fatale Dani Harmer plays Jane, his devoted girlfriend While working late in a London nightclub, Jack encounters Lucretia McEvil a femme-fatale. Dreaming of becoming successful, Jack strikes a “Faustian-style” pact with her, trading his soul to fulfil his wildest dreams. Sounds like an ideal bargain… Think again! Disco Inferno is packed with over 30 classic seventies floor-fillers from the combined talents of the likes of Donna Summer, Stevie Wonder, Gloria Gaynor, Jackson 5, Elton John, Cliff Richard, Earth Wind & Fire; hits including Hot Stuff, Signed Sealed Delivered, Relight My Fire, I Will Survive, Blame It On The Boogie and many, many more… A musical celebration of the perpetual spirit of the decade that brought us flared trousers, platform shoes and more glitter than can be found in Liberace’s wardrobe. An hilarious script, fantastic characters and an electrifying score combine to create a high energy musical guaranteed Sam Attwater Dani Harmer Javine Hylton (Dancing on Ice) (Pop Stars: The Rivals) (Tracy Beaker) to warm hearts, have feet tapping and audiences sitting on the edge of their seats.


YOU’RE ONLY YOUNG TWICE Starring Melvyn Hayes, It Ain’t Half Hot Mum

Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 September Tue – Sat eve 7.30pm, Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm Every parent knows what 'that difficult stage' is like – when the kids are staying out until all hours, playing their music too loud and spending most of the day in bed. Sue and Richard have all these problems, but not with their children – with Sue's Dad! Brooksie, a recent widower, and 'the gang' – three old mates – are recapturing their youth and loving every minute. After all, you're only young twice. Seeking approval from his late wife throughout, we see Brooksie forging himself a new life while nearly getting barred from the over 60’s club in the process! This hilarious and touching play by Ron Aldridge proves that you're as young as you feel and after a particularly heavy stag night, and several major indiscretions, Brooksie suddenly starts feeling his age.


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(David Lonsdale, Heartbeat) (John D. Collins, 'Allo, 'Allo!) (Katy Manning, Dr Who) (Michelle Morris, The Knock)

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ThickSkin Theatre Present

THE STATIC Monday 24 September, 7.30pm Tickets: £12, £10

A KINETIC COMING-OF-AGE STORY ABOUT DESIRE, GUILT AND MIND OVER MATTER. ‘Most people’s thoughts stay inside their head. Not mine. My thoughts travel. My thoughts do things. Don't believe me? Just watch.’ Following an award-winning debut in 2010, ThickSkin returns with a magnetic new play by Davey Anderson. Developed in association with The Core at Corby Cube, in partnership with Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland and with support from National Theatre of Scotland and The Arches. Part of Made in Scotland 2012. “A beautiful piece of multimedia, multiform theatre” The List on Blackout.

“Captivating, emotional and brilliant” ThreeWeeks on Blackout.

Not recommended for under 14s

Free Post-show discussion

The Watermill Theatre and Radio Times Ltd present

RADIO TIMES Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 October Tue – Sat eve 7.30pm, Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm

Music by Noel Gay. Book by Abi Grant Script revised by Alex Armitage

STARRING GARY WILMOT AND SARA CROWE Heart-warming and fast-moving, Radio Times is a fabulously entertaining musical, full of quick-fire gags, side-splitting routines and classic songs from Noel Gay (Me and My Girl). Highly praised by the national press, it features the combined talents of West End stars, Gary Wilmot and Sara Crowe with a company of The Watermill’s most gifted actor-musicians. Variety Bandwagon is about to broadcast live on radio to America for the first time. The clock ticks away, the line-up is shrinking and there is no sign of Sammy Shaw, the star of the show. With seconds to spare he arrives with Gary Strong, a Hollywood movie idol, in tow. The broadcast seems assured but Sammy’s girlfriend seems to know Gary of old and now nothing can be taken for granted. Featuring many well-known songs including Run Rabbit Run, Hey Little Hen and There’s Something About a Soldier, this memorable musical will send you home singing and dancing. “You’ll love it!”

The Mail on Sunday

“Gary Wilmot…catches precisely the quick-fire punning style of the period” The Times “An evening of sheer pleasure”


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Pre and post show discussion Tue 23 and Thu 25

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HAUNTING JULIA Monday 22 – Saturday 27 October Mon – Sat eve 7.30pm, Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm

DUNCAN PRESTON, RICHARD O’CALLAGHAN AND JOE MCFADDEN STAR IN THE FIRST EVER UK TOUR OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED LONDON PRODUCTION OF ALAN AYCKBOURN’S HAUNTING STUDY OF GRIEF, OBSESSION AND THE SUPERNATURAL… This is Alan Ayckbourn as you’ve never seen him before. The wit and masterful insight are all there, but this time in a chilling, thrilling ghost story that will have you jumping out of your seat. Julia Lukin was a musical prodigy. At eight years old she was writing symphonies, by the age of 19 the world was at her feet. She had everything, but then her body was discovered in a pool of blood in a dingy attic. Twelve years have passed and her father Joe (Duncan Preston) has never stopped asking “why?” Was it really suicide? Or was someone else with her on that fateful night? Joe wants answers – and tonight he shall have them… “…as good as Hitchcock...” The Daily Mail “…full of tension and surprise…” The Sunday Express “…deliciously twisty…” The Times

Duncan Preston

Richard O’Callaghan

Joe McFadden


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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 November Tue – Sat eve 7.30pm, Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm

“TO LOSE ONE PARENT, MR WORTHING, MAY BE REGARDED AS A MISFORTUNE; TO LOSE BOTH LOOKS LIKE CARELESSNESS.” Oscar Wilde’s theatrical masterpiece is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest comedies in the English Language. Wonderful characters, sparkling dialogue, gloriously improbable plot twists and a sprinkling of romance The Importance of Being Earnest has it all. Jack is in love with Gwendolen. Algernon is in love with Cecily. But when an identity crisis spirals out of control, the previously separate worlds of town and country collide and delicious mayhem ensues. Thoughts of marriage and a happy ending must be put on hold until the inimitable Lady Bracknell can be convinced that the young men are worthy suitors.

The Importance of Being Earnest has delighted millions since its first London performance in 1895. A scintillating comedy of manners, Oscar Wilde’s best-loved work overflows with dazzling wordplay and comic invention. A London Classic Theatre production.


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THREE MEN IN A BOAT By JEROME K JEROME adapted from the novel by CRAIG GILBERT Wednesday 14 – Saturday 17 November Wed – Sat eve 7.30pm, Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm

KEEPING AUDIENCES LAUGHING FOR WELL OVER A CENTURY, JEROME K JEROME’S CLASSIC TALE OF BOATING MISADVENTURE HAS BECOME THE QUINTESSENTIAL EXAMPLE OF THE CHARM AND WIT OF VICTORIAN ENGLAND. Originally intended as a guide to boating on the Thames, Jerome’s ripping yarn of youthful friendship, mischief and folly celebrates the very essence of Britishness inspiring many of our comic legends from Morecambe and Wise to Monty Python. In an attempt to escape the stresses of city life three friends J, Harris and George accompanied by their faithful canine companion Montmorency decide to take to the river in order to relax and rejuvenate. The holiday, however, quickly unravels and descends into chaos… In this, our Diamond Jubilee and Olympic year, the award-winning Original Theatre Company takes this classic tale of British misadventure and folly by the scruff of the neck. Equipped with a working pub, live piano accompaniment, some ale, music hall singing, a dog and a feast of physical comedy, settle yourself in for a night out to remember. “Alastair Whatley’s full blooded revival”

The Times

“A modern classic, a rich and heady brew... Utterly enthralling” WhatsOnStage

The London and Broadway award-winning production


STARRING GWEN TAYLOR AND DON WARRINGTON Monday 19 – Saturday 24 November Mon – Sat eve 7.30pm, Wed and Sat mat 2.30pm

INSPIRATION FOR THE MUCH-LOVED, OSCAR-WINNING, SMASH-HIT MOVIE Driving Miss Daisy is the charming, poignant and utterly compelling tale of the unlikely, long-lasting friendship that blossoms between a prickly, elderly southern matriarch, Daisy Werthan and her kind-hearted chauffeur, Hoke Colburn. As the wheels turn and the decades roll by against a backdrop of prejudice, inequality and civil unrest, the pair slowly transcend their differences and ultimately grow to rely on each other far more than either ever expected. Sparklingly funny, irresistibly heart-warming and with a wonderful, much-loved cast, Driving Miss Daisy is the must-see show of 2012. Winner 2012 Best Play Revival

“Driving Miss Daisy remains a delight” Sunday Times


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Pre and post show discussion Wed 21 and Thu 22


“A riveting tour de force that will keep you on the edge of your seats” The Express “A masterclass... this is the undeniable thrill of a live theatre scarefest” The Echo “A chilling re-production of the Dickens’ stories, a terrifyingly brilliant night out” The Herald

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THE HAUNTING Monday 26 November – Saturday 1 December Mon – Sat eve 7.30pm, Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm

A JOURNEY TO THE VERY EDGE OF TERROR In an ancient, crumbling mansion, sheltering from the howling winds that tear across the surrounding desolate moorland, two men stumble across a dark and terrifying secret that will change their lives forever… When a young book dealer, David Filde, is employed by a former associate of his uncle to catalogue an impressive library, he finds an incredible array of rare and antiquated books. But as a series of strange and unexplained events conspire to keep Filde from his work, he realises that if he is to convince his sceptical employer that the mysterious phenomena he is experiencing are real, they must journey together to the very edge of terror, and beyond, to discover the source of the ghostly night-time visitations… Peter Bowles, one of the country’s most popular actors, has starred in a memorable array of TV series including, of course, To the Manor Born, Lytton’s Diary, Only When I Laugh, Rumpole of the Bailey and Executive Stress. He has more recently appeared on stage opposite Judi Dench in both Hayfever and The Royal Family in London. James Roache has enjoyed roles in TV dramas including ITV's Cold Blood and the feature Rise of the Footsoldier. His recent work includes a 20-episode story in Coronation Street playing the deceptive rogue James Cunningham. James will be making his stage debut in The Haunting.

Derby Theatre in association with

GOD’S GARDEN Thursday 27 September 7.30pm

GOD'S GARDEN BRINGS TO LIFE THE INTENSITY AND DRAMA OF RUSTIC VILLAGE LIFE THROUGH DANCE THEATRE, LIVE FADO MUSIC, AND A CAST WHOSE AGES RANGE FROM 26 TO 82! Set high on a hill overlooking the sea lies the magnificent village of Porto Moniz, Madeira. The golden boy of the Costa family flees on his wedding day, jilting his faithful bride in order to sow his wild oats. However, when the prodigal son returns, there is much for his family to celebrate… and though the jilted bride's tears water a hungry garden, a wronged woman must take her revenge! Not recommended for under 12s. Contains nudity and strong language.



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AN UNCONTAINED ARTS PRODUCTION Friday 28 & Saturday 29 September, 7.30pm 7.30pm. Tickets: £12, £8

FRESHER CHARTS THE ARRIVAL OF FIVE FRESH-FACED TEENAGERS AT UNIVERSITY. Faced with a world free from rules, parents and responsibilities, the five soon learn that first impressions could mean everything. Awkward conversations, drinking games and fancy dress ensue as the students navigate their way through the carnage of Freshers’ week. Imagine The Inbetweeners with amazing music and you’ve got the idea. Be prepared for a night out at the theatre like no other.

Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company presents

MACBETH Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 October Tue– Sat eve 7.30pm

A CLASSIC TALE OF INTRIGUE, WITCHCRAFT AND MURDER. Macbeth is Shakespeare's shortest and darkest tragedy. Through the course of the play, dreams become nightmares as Macbeth becomes steeped deeper and deeper in blood. A classic tale of intrigue, witchcraft and murder, Macbeth is woven together by the most beautiful, poetic language; and the characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are forever ingrained in our consciousness. [Amateur Theatre]

Good Companions Stage Society presents.

OLIVER! Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 October Tues – Sat eve 7.15pm, Sat mat 2.15pm

THE AWARD-WINNING GOOD COMPANIONS RETURN THIS AUTUMN WITH THE GREAT FAMILY FAVOURITE THAT ALWAYS LEAVES YOU WANTING MORE! Oliver! brings vividly to life Dickens’ timeless characters with its ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more! Lionel Bart’s sensational score includes Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You’ve Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two, I’d Do Anything, Oom Pah Pah, As Long As He Needs Me, and many more. [Amateur Theatre]

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Based on the book by Frank McCourt Adaptation, music and lyrics by Adam Howell By kind permission of Ellen McCourt, Green Peril

Thursday 1 – Saturday 3 November 7.30pm (Thurs & Sat mat 2.30pm) | Tickets: £14, £12, £8

AN UNCONTAINED ARTS & THEATRE WORKS PRODUCTION Uncontained Arts in association with Derby Theatre Arts are proud to present the World Première of a musical adaptation of Frank McCourt’s Pulitzer Prize winning autobiography, Angela’s Ashes; A Memoir of a Childhood. Life isn’t easy growing up in the lanes of 1930s’ Limerick, especially for a young Irish Catholic boy, but McCourt’s inspiring story of survival is a testament to the strength and tenacity of the human spirit. A world-renowned best-seller that became a major motion picture, Angela’s Ashes has now been adapted into a stage musical that conveys the story’s inherent warmth and humour through a score of original songs.

DANIEL SLOSS THE SHOW Tuesday 13 November, 8pm Tickets: £13.50, £10

TIM KEY MASTERSLUT Sunday 4 November, 8.00pm Tickets: £15, £13

TIM KEY IS BACK ON TOUR. STILL SPUNKING POETRY EVERYWHERE. NOW 35 YEARS OLD. Key’s cropped up in Newswipe, Cowards and We Need Answers and appears as Alan Partridge's sidekick in Mid Morning Matters. Key won The Edinburgh Comedy Award for his 2009 recital, Slutcracker. Key was nominated for a Bafta in 2008 and he's got a latenight poetry programme on Radio 4. “In any other sphere apart from comedy, we’d probably class this way of looking at the world as certifiable. Here it feels like genius” The Telegraph Not recommended for under 14s

A stunning new show from Scotland’s award-winning comedian and internationally acclaimed half-manhalf-Xbox, Daniel Sloss. Having starred on TV shows such as Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, 8 out of 10 Cats, Mock The Week, and more. Daniel started gigging aged just 16. In October 2009, aged 19, his debut in London’s Soho Theatre made him the youngest stand-up ever to perform a solo season in the West End. Now 21, he has toured internationally, sold out four Edinburgh Fringe seasons and to top it all off, he’s recently left home. So, now the gloves are really off! (although the dirty socks are still on the floor…)

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SHIPWRECKED Sunday 18 November, 7.30pm Tickets: £21.50, £19.50

A FUN, EXOTIC AND EROTIC CABARET AND BURLESQUE EXTRAVAGANZA FROM THE CREATORS OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, AWARD WINNING ‘CIRCUS BURLESQUE’. The West End sensation - starring international Burlesque showgirl Miss Tempest Rose (“Show-stealer” - Time Out) alongside her very special guests plucked from the crème de la crème of the burlesque, cabaret and circus worlds. Having set sail on their round-the-world tour, The House of Burlesque girls have found themselves shipwrecked by a terrible storm on the Island of Temptation. "Burlesque Queen" (What's On Stage) Miss Tempest Rose leads the audience through an "utterly absorbing" (Erotic Review) adventure as these glamorous beauties try and cope with island life, meet new friends and learn to survive in style. Expect the very best in Burlesque, unforgettable songs, dazzling choreography, cabaret, comedy, circus, the exotic and the erotic. Guests are encouraged to get involved with island life... cold and wet outside? In here the sun is high in the sky and summer never ends! Not recommended for under 18s

THE SHOP Wednesday 21 – Sunday 25 November Visit for details

DEAR CUSTOMER, YOU ARE INVITED TO MAISON FOO’S ‘SHOP’. HAPPY TO EXCHANGE ALMOST ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING WITH YOU FOR THE RIGHT PRICE… NO MONEY NEEDED, JUST YOUR IMAGINATION AND KEEN EYE FOR A BARGAIN! Keep an eye on Derby’s high street for a shopping experience with a difference – for just five days Maison Foo are taking over a shop near you! Join them for a browse and a barter, in what is certain to be the most unique shopping experience of your life! The Shop, Maison Foo’s new show, has been commissioned by Derby Theatre and Déda and is supported by The Castle Wellingborough and Hatch. Part of The Shop’s development process will involve the company working out of an empty shop to explore what it means to ‘buy and sell’. The Shop will be open for business Wednesday 21 November - Sunday 25 November. Drop in between 12.30pm and 2pm to meet the shopkeepers and find out what’s for sale. Maison Foo is supported by Producer/Mentor Claire Summerfield

“Great to see young companies such as Maison Foo trying out new work...a reminder that audiences love process.” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

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THE MUSIC by Jane Upton BEGINNING NIGHT Fifth Word Theatre in association with Nottingham Playhouse

by Michael Pinchbeck

Sat 6 Oct & Sat 8 Dec, 8pm–12pm

Fri 5 October, 8pm

Sat 20 October, 8pm

Tickets: £5, concessions: £3

Tickets: £8, concessions £5

Tickets: £8, concessions £5

Nottingham - 1998. 19 year old Mark is living a life he never signed up to. Heavy with the responsibility of caring for his broken mum and her baby, Mark knows he has to do something drastic - But will he make the chilling choice that will change things forever?

A mesmerising reflection on what it means to begin. The Beginning takes place between a rehearsal and a performance, dreaming and being awake, and asks how we might begin a career, a relationship or a life.



The ever popular Studio Music Night returns with house band Studio Tones providing the booking for an evening of live music sung by you! This is an open mic night like no other in our intimate Cabaret club setting. If you would like to perform please arrive early to secure a slot.

Fri 12 October – 8pm

Tickets: £8, concessions £5

Fri 19 Oct 8pm–12pm Tickets: £5, concessions: £3

Thurs 11 Oct, Thurs 8th Nov (Not Dec) 7pm–9pm Tickets: FREE


The Writers’ Group returns with meetings on the second Thursday of each month, providing an opportunity for emerging and established artists to develop ideas collaboratively and informally.

As the world end approaches, four performers telephone their real-life mothers via video call. They reminisce, dress up and play their own Desert Island Discs. They remember the journey so far; the laughter, scars, the genetic hand-me-downs, the embossed heritage. Through live video links the performers and their mothers interact with each other and the audience. 16+

The first ever Studio Comedy Night arrives this October with interim music by house band the Studio Tones. Ever fancied trying your hand at stand-up? Or just want to check out the latest upand-coming talent? Get your tickets quick as seats are limited in the Studio Cabaret Club. Comedy night and music night are on sale three weeks before.

THE STUDIO L.O.V.E. A Radical Classic™ from VOLCANO Fri 9 & Sat 10 Nov, 8pm Tickets: £8, concessions £5



by Ark Arts

by Rob Benson

Fri 26 & Sat 27 Oct 8pm

Thu 15 & Fri 16 Nov 8pm

Tickets: £8, concessions £5

Tickets: £8, concessions £5

L.O.V.E. is an immoderate Shakespearean ménage à trois, with a touch of Shirley Bassey. A red-blooded entanglement with texts that are alive with possibility. L.O.V.E. is a theatrical landmark – a highly-charged and athletic classic that helped define the term “physical theatre”.

One man's journey from the euphoria of the dance floor to the despair of the psychiatric ward, tied to an illness he can't escape. Street poetry and punchy drama, exploring life, love and all the pills in-between. Contains strong language and adult content.

Following the success of previous performances including Intoxicated Pixies and Something Beginning With ARK Theatres Two By Two: Evening of New Writing is back with new writers, new plays, new actors and brand spanking new performances.


Tickets: £12.50

by Steps for the future Sat 1 Dec 8pm

Thurs 22 Nov – Sat 24 Nov 8pm/Sat mat 2pm

Tickets: £10, concessions £8

Tickets: £8 concessions £5

Following last year’s sell-out UK Tour of Still-Life, Paul returns with a brand new show to delight and amuse his connoisseurs. Expect the unexpected from the man The Independent described as “sublime, original and brilliant”. Recent UK TV credits include “Never Mind The Buzzcocks” BBC2 and “Russell Howard’s Good News” BBC3.

Charlotte Keitly’s awardwinning modern classic My Mother Said I Never Should weaves backwards and forwards over 60 years exploring the lives of four generations of women.

Steps for the Future are an organisation focused on facilitating, performing arts for adults with differences. This is their third full production and it’s sure to be the best yet. Don't miss out, it’s going to be step-tactular!

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The Perfect Christmas Gift IT’S THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS AND PLOP THE BABY BARN OWL JOURNEYS INTO THE NIGHT TIME WORLD OF CAMPFIRES, FIREWORKS AND MOONLIT ADVENTURES. This gentle, reassuring tale is brought to life with an irresistible blend of music, puppetry and storytelling – and a very special appearance from Father Christmas himself! A great Christmas gift for 3-7 year olds (and their grown-ups) DATE


10 Dec 2012

10.30am & 1.30pm

11 Dec 2012

10.30am & 1.30pm

12 Dec 2012

10.30am & 1.30pm

13 Dec 2012

10.30am & 1.30pm

19 Dec 2012

10.30am & 1.30pm

15 Dec 2012

10.30am & 1.30pm

20 Dec 2012

10.30am & 1.30pm

16 Dec 2012

10.30am & 1.30pm

22 Dec 2012

10.30am & 1.30pm

17 Dec 2012

10.30am & 1.30pm

23 Dec 2012

10.30am & 1.30pm

18 Dec 2012

10.30am & 1.30pm

24 Dec 2012

10.30am & 1.30pm

Adults £9

Child £8

Family £28

Schools £7





LEARNING THEATRE Earlier this year, Derby Theatre with the support of some of the country’s leading theatre experts, put in a bid to the Arts Council to part-fund and support the work it currently does, re-introduce professional, home-grown productions and further develop the Learning Theatre model. Derby Theatre’s case and plans were approved and the Arts Council awarded the theatre £923,000 of funding. The funds, which are being boosted by a grant from the University of up to £1.5 million over the next three years, will be used to support the on-going development of the Learning Theatre. The Arts Council said the Derby Theatre put forward a compelling case for funding and they expressed their delight at being in a position to fund the venue, which will ensure the city will be the hub for a wide range of creatively ambitious theatre. From September 2012, for a period of three years, Derby Theatre will develop and monitor the success of the Learning Theatre Pilot Programme - with the following objectives:

Uncontained Arts is a professional theatre company established by former graduates of the University of Derby Theatre Arts course in residence at Derby Theatre. Derby Theatre Learning is the umbrella term for all the education, outreach and participation work at Derby Theatre. There is a broad range of activities based in the theatre and the wider community for all ages.

• to secure Derby Theatre as public cultural asset for Derby and the East Midlands. • to bring high quality professional theatre artists to make and show work in Derby. • to become a national exemplar for education and training in theatre. • to provide the University of Derby with a distinctive proposition in the HE sector. • to engage the creative ability of Derby communities through the medium of theatre. Derby Theatre’s vision as a “Learning Theatre” is that it combines (and places equal value on) the university’s educational mission, a commitment to professional theatre and the need to nurture the next generation of theatre-makers through professional development and training. This vision will enable Derby Theatre to become a truly unique arts organisation in the UK and is a new effort to establish an exciting reputation in the arts.

Theatre Works If you see a performance with this logo you can be sure you will be seeing something that comes from the heart of what the Learning Theatre is all about. You may be seeing work from undergraduates, post-graduates now in the industry, professional partnerships with writers, directors, stagemanagers and designers or members of the local community. Those of you who have seen some of our previous shows such as Oleanna, The Tempest, The Country Child or Blonde will know that you are guaranteed work that is often original, accessible, exciting, aspirational and innovative.

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ACCESS Access For All

Toilet Facilities

Derby Theatre welcomes all patrons and has an extensive range of services to ensure you have an enjoyable and comfortable visit. Do mention your requirements when you book tickets, and don’t hesitate to ask the Duty Manager if there is anything you need on arrival.

There are accessible and adapted toilets on the ground and first floors.

Assisted Access Scheme We operate a scheme for those who need somebody to be present in order to assist them to readily access theatre shows. Our Assisted Access Scheme allows members to buy a seat for themselves and an essential companion at half price. This scheme is only open to those who genuinely require assistance visiting the theatre. Joining is free and a short application form is available from the box office or to download, providing us with contact details and any information the disabled person would like recorded to assist with their visits. Membership to the scheme lasts two years. The applicant, or their appointed representative, will be required to sign a declaration that the person concerned is restricted in their ability to access the services provided in Derby Theatre without assistance. The companion must be able to help the disabled person access the theatre and its facilities, remaining with them to ensure their well-being and comfort. All tickets are subject to availability at the time of booking. The theatre reserves the right to review the availability of tickets within the scheme, to review a member's eligibility and to revoke that membership following review.

Parking There are reserved parking spaces for blue badge holders in the Westfield basement car park for which normal parking charges apply. There is a lift directly from the basement car park to all levels of the theatre.

Getting Around

Hearing Impaired Sound enhancement systems are available in the theatre and studio. The best quality of sound is through our infrared headsets which are available to borrow free from the box office. If you prefer to use the T switch on your hearing aid, you will need to borrow an induction loop aerial, which is worn around the neck, these are available from the box office.

Assistance Dogs Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of the building. Please talk to the box office about any special requirements when booking. If you require our brochure in large print, braille or on audio tape, please enquire at the box office.

Auditoria There are a limited number of wheelchair spaces available in each venue, please notify the box office when booking. Our staff can bring refreshments to you in the interval – please ask a member of our front of house staff for this service.

BSL Interpreted Performances For British Sign Language (BSL) performances, 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. Our sign interpreters are coordinated by Sarah Gatford-Ball and TheatreTerp.

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 a narrative that translates the visual image into a sense form. Access performances times are indicated on page 19. Visit where you will find access performance listings for other venues.

There is level access to the box office and cafĂŠ from Theatre Walk. The foyer, theatre, bar and studio can be accessed via the lift. All information in this brochure is correct at the time of going to print. For all our terms and conditions please refer to your ticket or our website.



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Angela's Ashes




Fresher The Musical

£12 (£10)

£12 (£10)


The Static God’s Garden Tim Key Daniel Sloss Shipwrecked

£12 (£10) £15 (£12) £15 (£13) £13.50 (£10) £21.50 (£19.50)

£12 (£10) £15 (£12) £15 (£13) £13.50 (£10) £21.50 (£19.50)

£10 £12 £15 (£13) £13.50 (£10) £21.50 (£19.50)

Disco Inferno Monday – Thursday eve/Saturday mat£23 (£21) Friday – Saturday eve Weekday mat

You're Only Young Twice The Importance of Being Earnest Three Men In A Boat Monday – Thursday eve/Saturday mat Friday – Saturday eve Weekday mat

Radio Times Haunting Julia Driving Miss Daisy

Good Companions Oliver

Concession prices are shown in brackets, and are available to under 16s, over 60s, registered unemployed, registered disabled people and full-time students.

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HOW TO BOOK Box Office The box office is open from 10am-6pm Monday to Saturday. When there is an evening performance, the phone lines are open until 7pm and the box office will stay open to in person callers until 15 minutes after the last event begins. On Sundays and Bank Holidays, the box office opens from 6pm or an hour prior to the first event of the day (whichever is earliest), and is closed when there is no performance. You can book securely online, with the option of picking your own seats, at

booking discounts are also available on certain performances. Children under 3 are only admitted to events aimed specifically at children and must be in possession of a valid ticket.

Exchanges and Refunds All theatre tickets are non-refundable. We can exchange tickets for another performance of the same show for a fee of £1 per ticket. Exchanges can only be done 24 hours prior to the start of the event in question, and all tickets held by the customer must be returned to box office in person or by post.


Getting Here

We accept all major card types apart from American Express. Cheques are only accepted for group bookings of 20 or more. Tickets cannot be reserved without payment other than for school bookings and groups of 10 or more. Please note that all transactions will be subject to a small fee to help with the restoration of the theatre.

Derby Theatre is located on Theatre Walk in the Westfield shopping centre. The most convenient car park is the Westfield Basement directly beneath the theatre. Spaces are limited, so please leave plenty of time to park in case you have to use one of the many other city centre car parks, particularly for matinees.

How to Save Concessions are available for full-time students, children under 16, people over 60, disabled people and their carer and registered unemployed. Group

The theatre is a short taxi ride from the train station or a 10-minute walk, follow the signs to Westfield. Please ask at box office or front of house if you require a taxi to be ordered for after the performance.

Data Protection Derby Theatre is committed to upholding the data protection principles of good information handling practices. When processing your booking the box office will ask you your name, address, telephone number and email address. This information may be used to keep you informed about forthcoming events at Derby Theatre. We may also pass on your name and address to other arts organisations who may send you information of a similar nature. If you would like your details to be used in this way please inform the box office at time of booking.

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Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

10 September 2012 11 September 2012 12 September 2012 13 September 2012 14 September 2012 15 September 2012

Disco Inferno Disco Inferno Disco Inferno Disco Inferno Disco Inferno Disco Inferno

7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

18 September 2012 19 September 2012 20 September 2012 21 September 2012 22 September 2012

You're Only Young Twice You're Only Young Twice You're Only Young Twice You're Only Young Twice You're Only Young Twice

7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Mon Mon Thu Fri Sat

24 September 2012 24 September 2012 27 September 2012 28 September 2012 29 September 2012

The Static The Static – Post-show discussion God’s Garden Fresher The Musical Fresher The Musical

7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

Tue Wed Thu Fri Fri Sat Sat

2 October 2012 3 October 2012 4 October 2012 5 October 2012 5 October 2012 6 October 2012 6 October 2012

Radio Times Radio Times Radio Times Radio Times Bones Radio Times Studio Music Night

7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 8pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 8pm

Tue Wed Thu Thu Fri Fri Sat

9 October 2012 10 October 2012 11 October 2012 11 October 2012 12 October 2012 12 October 2012 13 October 2012

Derby Shakespeare Macbeth Derby Shakespeare Macbeth Derby Shakespeare Macbeth Writers’ Group Derby Shakespeare Macbeth Blueprint Derby Shakespeare Macbeth

7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7pm 7.30pm 8pm 7.30pm

Tue Wed Thu Fri Fri Sat Sat

16 October 2012 17 October 2012 18 October 2012 19 October 2012 19 October 2012 20 October 2012 20 October 2012

Oliver! Oliver! Oliver! Oliver! Studio Comedy Night Oliver! The Beginning

7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 8pm 2.15pm & 7.15pm 8pm

Mon Tue Tue Wed Wed Thu Fri Fri Sat Sat Mon Tues Wed

22 October 2012 23 October 2012 23 October 2012 24 October 2012 24 October 2012 25 October 2012 26 October 2012 26 October 2012 27 October 2012 27 October 2012 29 October 2012 30 October 2012 31 October 2012

Haunting Julia Haunting Julia – Post-show discussion Haunting Julia Haunting Julia Haunting Julia Haunting Julia –Director pre-show talk Haunting Julia Two by Two Haunting Julia Two by Two TV Workshop TV Workshop TV Workshop

7.30pm 6pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 8pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 8pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm



Show disccusion





Thurs Thu Fri Fri Sat Sun

1 November 2012 1 November 2012 2 November 2012 2 November 2012 3 November 2012 4 November 2012

TV Workshop Angela's Ashes TV Workshop Angela's Ashes Angela's Ashes Tim Key

10am-5pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 10am-5pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 8pm

Tue Tue Wed Thu Thu Thurs Fri Fri Sat Sat Sat

6 November 2012 6 November 2012 7 November 2012 8 November 2012 8 November 2012 8 November 2012 9 November 2012 9 November 2012 10 November 2012 10 November 2012 10 November 2012

The Importance Of Being Earnest The Importance – Post-show discussion The Importance Of Being Earnest The Importance Of Being Earnest The Importance – Pre-show talk Writers Group The Importance Of Being Earnest L.O.V.E The Importance Of Being Earnest L.O.V.E L.O.V.E - Post-show discussion

7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 6pm 8pm 7.30pm 8pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 8pm 10pm

Tue Wed Thu Thu Fri Fri Sat Sat Sun

13 November 2012 14 November 2012 15 November 2012 15 November 2012 16 November 2012 16 November 2012 17 November 2012 17 November 2012 18 November 2012

Daniel Sloss – The Show Three Men In A Boat Three Men In A Boat Borderline Three Men In A Boat Borderline Three Men In A Boat Paul Foot Shipwrecked

8pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 8pm 7.30pm 8pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 8pm 7.30pm

Mon Tue Wed Wed Thu Thu Thu Fri Fri Sat Sat

19 November 2012 20 November 2012 21 November 2012 21 November 2012 22 November 2012 22 November 2012 22 November 2012 23 November 2012 23 November 2012 24 November 2012 24 November 2012

Driving Miss Daisy Driving Miss Daisy Driving Miss Daisy Miss Daisy – Post-show discussion Miss Daisy – Pre-show talk Driving Miss Daisy My Mother Said I Never Should Driving Miss Daisy My Mother Said I Never Should Driving Miss Daisy My Mother Said I Never Should

7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 2.30pm 6pm 7.30pm 8pm 7.30pm 8pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 8pm

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sat

26 November 2012 27 November 2012 28 November 2012 29 November 2012 30 November 2012 1 December 2012 1 December 2012

The Haunting The Haunting The Haunting The Haunting The Haunting The Haunting Step-tacular

7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 8pm

Charlotte’s Web – Friday 7 December 2012 until 11 Friday January 2013. See page 18 for details. Sat

8 December 2012

Studio Music Naight


The Owl who was afraid of the dark – Monday 10 until Monday 24 December 2012. See page 29 for details.


Charlotte’s Web

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