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September – December 2014 CLOSER TO GREAT THEATRE Derby Theatre is part of


AuTumn AT DERby THEATRE Welcome to our autumn season! We’re delighted to be sharing with you two home-grown shows; a big-hearted production of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and a sparkling stage version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for the festive season. We’re also pleased to be co-producing Pilot Theatre’s provocative urban take on a classic myth, Antigone. At Derby Theatre it’s not just about the great shows you can see, there’s also a first class suite of degree courses, an extensive community engagement programme and opportunities to develop your own artistic skills so we’ve redesigned our brochure to help you find these opportunities. Sarah Brigham Artistic Director

Gary Johnson General Manager

Derby Theatre Productions Shows we’re proud to call home-grown, made right here in Derby with our talented team. We’re committed to bringing our audience the highest quality produced work.


24-27 The Best of Touring Theatre We welcome the best of touring theatre from around the UK to our main stage including criticallyacclaimed drama and popular West End shows and, this season, circus!

Theatre Works Get Involved Derby Theatre is a Learning Theatre, offering everything from a chance for audiences to get creative with Costume Club to our DEvelop Programme for professional artists. Find an opportunity to inspire you here.


As part of the University of Derby, we have over 200 Theatre Arts and Technical Theatre students learning in our building. This unique relationship allows students to work with the community to perform innovative and aspirational work on our stages every season.

17 Amateur Performances We’re pleased to support local amateur companies by opening up our stages to this important part of our creative community and their entertaining performances.



Studio The Studio is our space for innovation, emerging artists and contemporary work. Surprise yourself by trying something new and enjoy a night less ordinary.

Family Theatre At Derby Theatre we know how transformational theatre can be for children of all ages. Enjoy family-friendly facilities and a relaxed atmosphere when you attend our selection of inspiring work for children and their families.



Visit Us Christmas at Derby Theatre Nothing brings the sparkle and magic of Christmas alive like a trip to the theatre and this year we bring you Hansel & Gretel for younger children and A Christmas Carol for all the family.

We want to make your visit to Derby Theatre as easy and enjoyable as possible so ďŹ nd booking and access information here, as well as details of our tasty cafĂŠ, bar and bistro options.

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04 | DErBY THEATrE ProDUCTIoNS DERby THEATRE pRODuCTiOnS Shows we’re proud to call home-grown.

ADAPTED BY roy Williams DIrECTED BY marcus romer DESIGNED BY Joanna Scotcher

A Pilot Theatre, Derby Theatre and Theatre royal Stratford East Production

AnTiGOnE A new adaptation by roy Williams FrI 19 SEPTEmBEr - SAT 4 oCToBEr

TICKETS £10.50 - £25.50 SEE PAGES 34-35 For PErFormANCE TImES

Twitter #PilotAntigone Audio Described: Wed 1 October, 7.30pm and Sat 4 October, 2.30pm BSL Interpreted: Thu 2 October, 7.30pm Praise for Pilot Theatre’s production of The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner adapted by Roy Williams

mon – Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat matinees 2.30pm

WHEN CrEON rEfuSES TO Bury THE BODy Of ANTIgONE’S uNruLy BrOTHEr, HEr ANgEr quICkLy TurNS TO DEfIANCE. CrEON CONDEmNS HEr TO A TOrTurOuS DEATH – SHE’S TO BE BurIED ALIvE. Acclaimed playwright, Roy Williams (Kingston 14, Sucker Punch), takes Sophocles' play and by placing it into a contemporary setting brings Thebes into the 21st Century, reinforcing this tale’s relevance and vitality. This is a timeless story about loyalty and truth, human nature and human behaviour. It is a story about what happens when one person stands up against the rules. About how we make meaning out of life and death and what, in the end, really matters.

“It’s a great theatrical coup” The Guardian “Playwright roy Williams sticks faithfully to the outline of the original story but brings it brilliantly bang up-to-date” The Times

Post-show Discussion, after the Thu 2 October, 7.30pm performance. Schools’ workshops available DEvelop workshops on page 26 | 01332 59 39 39


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A Derby Theatre Production

THE RiSE AnD FALL OF LiTTLE VOiCE by Jim Cartwright FrI 31 oCToBEr – SAT 22 NoVEmBEr mon – Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat matinees 2.30pm

SHy NOrTHErN LASS, LITTLE vOICE, SPENDS HEr TImE HIDDEN AWAy ENgrOSSED IN HEr LATE fATHEr’S rECOrD COLLECTION AND TryINg TO AvOID HEr LOuD BLOuSy mOTHEr, mArI. In her attic bedroom she’s hiding an astonishing talent for pitch-perfect impersonations of great divas like Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland and Shirley Bassey. When Mari’s latest fancy-man, talent scout Ray Say, overhears Little Voice’s extraordinary singing, he’s determined to make her a star. But can Little Voice overcome her stage fright and face the bright lights of the local working men’s club… let alone the West End? The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is an Olivier award-winning comedy, which mixes northern grit with Hollywood glamour. This heartwarming production is packed with brilliant comic characters and knock-out songs. Post-show Discussion, after the Thu 20 November, 7.30pm performance. DEvelop workshop on page 26

DIrECTED BY Sarah Brigham DESIGNED BY Dawn Allsopp mUSICAL DIrECTor George Dyer TICKETS £10.50 - £22.50 SEE PAGES 34-35 For PErFormANCE TImES Audio Described: Thu 20 November at 7.30pm and Sat 22 November at 2.30pm BSL Interpreted: Thu 20 November at 7.30pm Praise for Derby Theatre’s recent productions: “Five star theatre in Derby” BBC Radio Derby “Derby is privileged to have such a talented team in place” Artsbeat

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A Derby Theatre Production

SOLACE OF THE ROAD Adapted by mike Kenny from the novel by Siobhan Dowd

ADAPTED BY mike Kenny DIrECTED BY Sarah Brigham mUSIC BY Ivan Stott

SPrING 2015

yOu CAN’T THINk ALL yOur mEmOrIES AT ONCE Or yOur HEAD WILL BurST, SO yOu PuT THEm IN A DrAWEr AND CLOSE THEm AWAy. It’s Holly’s birthday and she’s going on a road trip to find her mum. Headstrong and street-smart, she boldly sets out as her glamourous blonde alter ego, Solace. So begins a bittersweet, and sometimes hilarious journey as Solace swaggers and Holly tiptoes across England. Leaving her foster home behind, Solace’s sharp talk helps her navigate a host of curious characters on this road trip which turns out to be more about finding herself than looking for answers. Alive with the passions and frustrations of growing up, this witty and touching play will inspire anyone who is, or ever has been, a teenager.

Derby Theatre is embarking on an ambitious learning programme with this production in partnership with Derbyshire County Council involving schools, teachers and young people with experiences of care.

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BOOk fOur SHOWS AND gET 25% Off

+ + + Shows included in this offer: Antigone, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Flown and Black Coffee. Season Tickets are available on Price Band A and B only – see page 30 for more details.



10 | CHrISTmAS AT DErBY THEATrE CHRiSTmAS AT DERby THEATRE Nothing brings the sparkle and magic of Christmas alive like a trip to the theatre.

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A Derby Theatre Production

A CHRiSTmAS CAROL By Charles Dickens, adapted by Neil Duffield FrI 5 DECEmBEr 2014 – SUN 4 JANUArY 2015

NEIL DuffIELD’S vIBrANT ADAPTATION Of CHArLES DICkENS’ TrEASurED NOvEL rETAINS ALL THE SPArkLE AND mAgIC Of THIS muCH-LOvED fESTIvE STOry. Miserly old humbug Ebenezer Scrooge has no time for Christmas until one chilly December night he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner Jacob Marley. Marley calls upon three spirits to guide Scrooge on a mysterious journey through Christmases past, present and future, revealing the error of his cold-hearted ways. Along the way he encounters the mistletoe and merriment of Mr Fezziwig’s dancing party, Tiny Tim’s generous Christmas spirit and the true consequences of his meanness and misery. Made here at Derby Theatre and performed by a talented ensemble cast, the show features a host of rousing Christmas carols. A heart-warming experience for all the family. meet the cast, after the Thu 11 December, 10.15am performance.

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ADAPTED BY Neil Duffield DIrECTED BY Sarah Brigham DESIGNED BY Neil Irish mUSICAL DIrECTor AND ArrANGEr Adam Howell SoUND DESIGNEr Ivan Stott LIGHTING DESIGNEr Emma Jones TICKETS £11 - £24 SEE PAGES 34-35 For PErFormANCE TImES Audio Described: Wed 17 December, 10.15am & Sat 3 January, 2pm BSL Interpreted: Sat 27 December, 2pm

Post-show Discussion, after the Thu 18 December, 7.15pm performance.

Praise for Derby Theatre’s recent production of Kes:

Schools’ workshops available

“(Sarah Brigham) couldn’t have chosen a better play or a stronger cast” The Stage


TEXT BY Wendy rouse DIrECTED BY Amanda Wilde BASED oN AN orIGINAL DESIGN BY Laura mcEwen TICKETS £10 Under 16s – £9 Schools – £8 SEE PAGES 34-35 For PErFormANCE TImES fully BSL integrated on every performance “once upon a perfect” Birmingham Post

red Earth Theatre in association with Derby Theatre


THIS CHrISTmAS AT DErBy THEATrE WE PrESENT THE DELICIOuSLy SCAry STOry Of AN ADvENTurOuS BrOTHEr AND SISTEr, A TANgO-DANCINg WITCH AND HEr IrrESISTIBLE gINgErBrEAD HOuSE. Red Earth’s re-telling of one of the most enthralling of all fairy tales is atmospheric, funny and free-spirited. Hansel & Gretel is the perfect play for children with an appetite for magical storytelling – an ideal Christmas treat for all the family. Join us this festive season and experience the delight of a classic tale, told with imagination and wonder. Perfect for ages 3 – 7 and their families.

“This is theatre’s imaginative power at its best” Total Theatre

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THE bEST OF TOuRinG THEATRE our pick of touring theatre from around the UK.

Derby Festé 2014 Launch Event Derby Theatre and Déda in association with Crying out Loud on behalf of Circus Evolution present

TICKETS £12 (£8 concessions)



By Pirates of the Carabina FrI 12 – SAT 13 SEPTEmBEr

“Skin-tinglingly good” Time Out

Fri – Sat 7.30pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm

gET rEADy fOr A CAPTIvATINg NIgHT AT THE CIrCuS PACkED WITH THrILLS, ExTrAOrDINAry fEATS, LAugHS AND fANTASTIC LIvE muSIC. Our stunning troupe of acrobats, aerialists, daredevil stuntmen and musicians are going to put on a jaw-dropping spectacle for you. But there’s a problem; no one is prepared and mishaps, disasters and disagreements threaten to wreck the show. A flying aerialist is still ironing her dress, a cranky diva gets tangled in the rigging, and is that one of the stuntmen dangling from the lighting bar? Flown is confidently choreographed chaos. It's big, beautiful and bonkers; an experience for everyone to treasure.

“Delivered with immense skill and generosity of spirit” The Times “‘Exquisite moments of beauty… brilliantly athletic.” The Guardian


Photo: Matilda Temperley


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DErBY FESTé 2014

Two spectacular days across the city

DERby FESTÉ 2014 Launch event: 12 September (Flown - see facing page) FESTIVAL WEEKEND: 26 – 27 SEPTEmBEr

THE HIgHLIgHT Of DErBy’S EvENTS CALENDAr IS BACk! This fantastic outdoor spectacular brings live performances, music, dance, film and more to the city streets. Join us for amusement, enjoyment and delight as Derby becomes a playground for the whole family. See for more details as this year’s line-up is announced.

Photo: Kevin Ryan

Presented and produced by

In association with

Street Arts Consortium


Associate Touring Network

Funded by



Bill Kenwright by special arrangement with Agatha Christie Ltd presents


bLACK COFFEE moN 24 - SAT 29 NoVEmBEr mon – Sat 7.30pm, Wed & Sat matinees 2.30pm

A quINTESSENTIAL ENgLISH COuNTry ESTATE IS THrOWN INTO CHAOS fOLLOWINg THE murDEr Of ECCENTrIC INvENTOr SIr CLAuD AmOry, AND THE THEfT Of HIS NEW EArTH SHATTErINg fOrmuLA. Arriving at the estate just moments too late, one man immediately senses a potent brew of despair, treachery, and deception amid the estate's occupants. That man is Hercule Poirot. In the first play ever written by Agatha Christie, we are introduced to a character who went on to become the most famous detective of all time and the only fictional character ever to receive a full-page obituary in the New York Times.

DIrECTED BY Joe Harmston STArrING Star cast to be announced. TICKETS £11 - £26.50 SEE PAGES 34-35 For PErFormANCE TImES

“A resounding success. Christie is a master of the genre” Bristol Post “The verdict is unanimous… superb” Birmingham Post Black Coffee © 1930, Agatha Christie Limited. AGATHA CHRISTIE ® is a registered trademark of Agatha Christie Limited. POIROT® is a registered trademark of Agatha Christie Limited. All rights reserved.

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24 | AmATEuR pERFORmAnCES opening up our stage to this important part of our creative community

Present Company

FiDDLER On THE ROOF FrI 17 - SAT 18 oCToBEr, FrI - SAT 7.30Pm, SAT 2.30Pm TICKETS £13 - £18 CoNCESSIoNS £14 - £16 A WONDERFuL OPPORTuNITY TO SEE ONE OF THE MOST POPuLAR STAGE MuSICALS OF ALL TIME. Tevye’s traditional Jewish family life is turned upside down as the spread of revolutionary ideas in Tsarist Russia in 1905 reaches even the little village of Anatevka. Tevye, his wife and his five daughters face upheaval in their world bringing poignant and heart-rending changes to their lives. This wonderful show touches audiences with its humour and passion, warmth and honesty, bringing tears and laughter in equal measure.

The good Companions Society presents

OKLAHOmA! TUE 21 - SAT 25 oCToBEr, TUE - SAT 7.30Pm, SAT 2.30Pm TICKETS £15 – £17 OKLAHOmA! IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECES OF MuSICAL THEATRE OF THE TWENTIETH CENTuRY. The iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein show inspired a new generation of Broadway musicals – the plot is simple, set in the Oklahoma Territory in the early 1900s, depicting the pioneering settlers in the American west. The musical revolves around who will take Laurey to the dance – Curly or the sinister Jud Fry. A truly memorable score includes Oh What a Beautiful morning, Surrey with a Fringe on Top, People Will Say We’re in Love and, of course, the title song Oklahoma!

18 | FAmILY THEATrE FAmiLy THEATRE Inspiring work for children and their families.

Birmingham Stage Company presents


TICKETS £15.50 (£12 concessions) SEE PAGES 34-35 For PErFormANCE TImES “The bloody story of Britain comes throbbingly alive in this hilarious show! marvellous stuff!” The Daily Express

TUE 7 - SAT 11 oCToBEr

WE ALL WANT TO mEET PEOPLE frOm HISTOry. THE TrOuBLE IS EvEryONE IS DEAD! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with a brand new show, Barmy Britain, with all new amazing 3D effects! Can you beat battling Boudicca? What if a Viking moved in next door? Would you lose your heart or head to horrible Henry VIII? Can evil Elizabeth entertain England? Will Parliament survive gunpowder Guy? Should King Charles keep his head? Dare you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Move to the groove with party Queen Victoria and prepare to do battle in the frightful First World War!

“Be Thrilled! If lessons were always like this, kids would be queuing up at the school gates every morning.” The Times

Horrible Histories® is a registered trademark of Scholastic Inc. and used under authorization. All rights reserved. Based on the books written by Terry Deary and illustrated by Martin Brown. Illustration copyright © Martin Brown.

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Presented by yvon Bonenfant

FrI 19 – SAT 20 SEPTEmBEr 11Am & 2Pm TICKETS £9 CoNCESSIoNS £6 Create windstorms, wolves, baby crocs, and a party, with twisting and bending sounds: all yours. Tip and tap and click and clack your tongue, and discover the spells your voice can cast. Meet Queen Victor the Fabulous, Bobolo and Big Mouth. Enter their mysterious worlds of patchwork light, bubbling colour and silky sound. Light a vocal fire! A lively romp around your unique voice and the surprising things it can do, starring you… U-lu-zu-zu-la-lia! Try out the show’s iPad app, Voice Bubbles, at Perfect for 6 - 11 year olds

EyE-bOGGLinG ARTS FOR ALL THE FAmiLy SAT 18 oCToBEr - SUN 2 NoVEmBEr Keep a googly eye out for events for all the family at Derby Theatre and beyond in these two weeks. |

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STuDiO THEATRE our space for innovation, emerging artists and contemporary work


bE HERE nOW FrI 26 SEPTEmBEr, 8Pm TICKETS £9 CoNCESSIoNS £6 Be HeRe NOW IS AN IRREVERENTLY COMIC YET TENDER LOOK AT HOW MuSIC SEEPS INTO AND INFLuENCES OuR LIVES. Pumping nineties beats, suspect dance routines and angsty shoegazing combine to celebrate the irresistible power of pop and examine how that song will forever ignite heady feelings of love lost and won. TOOT will immerse you in a world of CDs, cassettes and videotapes; rewinding, fast-forwarding and pausing fantasies, memories, the rawness of love and the music that defines it.

Written and Performed by Tonya Joy Bolton

Show and Tell present Tortoise in a Nutshell with Cumbernauld Theatre

HOLy & HORny



FrI 3 oCToBEr, 8Pm



This extraordinary, thought provoking show is a compelling story of love, longing and the ultimate betrayal. In the production, actress and author Tonya Joy Bolton explores one woman’s struggle to remain holy despite being as horny as hell! She draws on a variety of art forms such as comedy, mime, physical theatre, song, poetry and drama. This enthralling show follows Sheila’s amazing journey as she embarks on a set of disastrous dates which lead to unexpected life-changing consequences.

Combining puppetry, immersive soundscapes and multimedia technology, the multi award-winning company Tortoise in a Nutshell builds an entire world in front of the audience’s eyes. With barely a word spoken, Joe looks back at his childhood home and traces its journey from idyllic seaside town to community gripped by anarchy.

Suitable for age 15+ Contains strong language and sexual content

Theatre for adults, and ages 12+ too.

Feral is a Fringe First Award winner "Sophisticated and highly entertaining. The level of detail here is extraordinary" The Times

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root Theatre and ros Terry for Echo present

Derby Jazz

biRD by Laura Lomas


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FrI 10 - SAT 11 oCToBEr, 8Pm TICKETS £9 CoNCESSIoNS £6 It’s four in the morning and Leah Bird is alone in a flat in Derby waiting for her boyfriend to call. Over the course of a single night she tells us what it’s like to be fourteen, fearless and full of love. But everything isn’t what it seems, and as the sun comes up Leah begins to unpick the true nature of her relationship. Written by one of the country’s most exciting young writers, Bird is a play about being young and vulnerable – but resilient. Suitable for age 14 +

SUN 12 oCToBEr, 2Pm Tickets £10 A pioneer of improvised music in the 1960s, Evan’s approach to the soprano saxophone has influenced saxophonists around the world. For the first time he'll be joined by Seymour Wright who has emerged as one of the most important and innovative saxophonists of his generation. Wright shows a command of the saxophone which, in contrast to most ‘non-idiomatic’ playing, has deep roots in a tradition of playing that goes back to Frankie Trumbauer, Coleman Hawkins and Willie Smith.

Theatre re

fourth monkey Ensemble



FrI 17 oCToBEr, 8Pm

FrI 7 - SAT 8 NoVEmBEr, 8Pm



Nominated for two Off West End Theatre Awards and nominated for The Brighton Fringe Pick of Edinburgh Award, The Little Soldiers is an astonishing concert performance of dance-and-mime theatre. Amidst the wonders of the circus, an impossible dream appears and two brothers fight over a beautiful tightrope walker. As she leads them above and below themselves into other imagined lands, their desire slowly turns to obsession. A furious ambition takes hold. Theatre Re is an international ensemble creating direct, vibrant, emotional work on the edge of mime and theatre.

Inspired by the iconic David Lynch film and following a critically acclaimed launch at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, elephant man returns with the true story of the fabled Joseph Merrick in a production that is ‘profoundly unforgettable’, ‘uplifting’, and ‘beautiful’. Abandoned as a child, the horribly deformed Joseph, played with “startling subtlety” by Daniel Chrisostomou, survives as a freak-show attraction and medical marvel. But as he sits silently under the stares of London’s high society, it is the world around him that appears grotesque.

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HOpELESSLy DEVOTED by kate Tempest

SUN 16 NoVEmBEr, 2Pm

FrI 21 NoVEmBEr, 8Pm


Tickets £9 Concessions £6

Musical fireworks are guaranteed from an intercontinental dialogue between the intense piano improvisations of Alexander Hawkins and the extraordinary dynamic range of South African percussionist Louis Moholo-Moholo, who played a pivotal role in the influential community of South African exiles who transformed the evolution of British creative music from the 70s.

Chess is in prison. Facing a lengthy sentence, her cell-mate becomes her soul mate. But when Serena is given parole, Chess faces total isolation. Hope comes in the form of a music producer looking for a reason to love music again. She finds a powerful voice in Chess. But to harness her talent, Chess must first face her past.

BBC performance expert and rADA Tutor Jeremy Stockwell presents

Selina Thompson



FrI 28 NoVEmBEr, 8Pm




Playtime is an up-beat and entertaining evening for actors, teachers, students and drama practitioners. It offers insights, delights, and flights of fancy which will have you laughing out loud and thinking in new directions. With academic reasoning and theatrical flair Jeremy brings his wealth of experience to the stage and delivers a clear philosophical and practical process, unlocking a world of playfulness, invention and creative possibilities. Jeremy Stockwell will run a workshop on Sat 29 Nov, email for more details.

Selina invites you to her own version of a midnight feast: somewhere between the confessions made over coffee at Weight Watchers, and sloppy drunken storytelling over a 3am kebab. She infuses discussion of complex, lifelong issues with weight with laughter, popping balloons and a healthy dose of rice pudding to result in something truly vibrant. Sitting somewhere between storytelling, stand-up, live art and theatre, Chewing the Fat is a powerful and extremely open portrayal of how we live with our bodies, on both the days when they are beautiful, and the days when they are a burden.

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THEATRE WORKS University of Derby students working with Heffernan & fletcher present the community to perform innovative and aspirational work on our stages. Theatre Works

punK ROCK TUE 14 – THU 16 oCToBEr, 8Pm TICKETS £9 CoNCESSIoNS £6 WILLIAM CARLISLE HAS THE WORLD AT HIS FEET BuT ITS WEIGHT ON HIS SHOuLDERS. HE IS INTELLIGENT AND ARTICuLATE YET F**KED. In the library of his grammar school William and his fellow sixth-formers are preparing for their A level mocks while navigating the pressures of teenage life. They are educated and aspirational young people but, step by step, the dislocation, disjunction and latent aggression is revealed. Written by award-winning playwright Simon Stephens , this intense and gripping drama is sure to give the audience everything they ever wanted.

Theatre Works

Theatre Works



THU 30 oCToBEr SAT 1 NoVEmBEr, 8Pm


TICKETS £9 CoNCESSIoNS £6 Scapin constantly lies and tricks people to get ahead. He is an arrogant, pompous man who acts as if nothing were impossible for him. However, he is also a diplomatic genius. He manages to play the other characters off of each other very easily, and yet manages to keep his overall goal — to help the young couples — in sight. This is a rare opportunity to see a modern interpretation of this classic comedy, first staged on 24 May 1671 in the theatre of the Palais-Royal in Paris.

TUE 25 - THU 27 NoVEmBEr, 8Pm Paulina Salas is a former political prisoner in an unnamed Latin American country who had been raped by her captors, led by a sadistic doctor whose face she never saw. Years later, after the repressive regime has fallen, Paulina lives in an isolated country house with her husband, Gerardo Escobar. When Gerardo comes back from a visit to the president, he gets a flat tyre. A stranger named Dr. Miranda stops to assist him. When Dr. Miranda drives Gerardo home, Paulina recognises Miranda's voice as that of her rapist, and takes him captive in order to extract a confession from him. Suitable for age 14+


DERby THEATRE - A LEARninG THEATRE Our partnership with the university of Derby means Derby Theatre is leading the way as a ‘Learning Theatre’ offering a resource for education, mentorship and artistic excellence. The academic team works alongside the Theatre team, and students on BA (Hons) Theatre Arts, BA (Hons) Technical Theatre and mA Writing for Performance have a truly unique learning experience based in our building. You get to study, work and perform in a real theatre, and learn by working alongside professionals on top quality performances. There are also opportunities for graduates to develop their own theatre companies mentored by the Derby Theatre team, and to take part in workshops with visiting artists of international standing. Students have recently had access to workshops and residencies with highly regarded theatre companies Gecko and Headlong, and have worked alongside our artistic team on professional shows, Kes and The Odyssey. Learn more about University of Derby theatre courses at: email:

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GET inVOLVED Find an opportunity to inspire you here.

FOR CHiLDREn AnD yOunG pEOpLE yOuTH THEATRE Our exciting weekly sessions allow young people to have fun and express themselves in a friendly environment whilst developing key drama and life skills. We work towards a major annual show on the main stage and further performances in our studio theatre. Age 8 -10 years: Tuesdays in term time 5pm-6.30pm Age 11 - 14 years: Sundays in term time 10am – 11.30am

DERby THEATRE SummER SCHOOL mon 25 – fri 29 August, 10am – 4pm Two age groups available: 8 - 11 years or 12 - 15 years Come and join Derby Theatre professionals for a week to learn skills and work as a team to create a performance to be shared on the final day for friends and family.

Age 15 – 19 years: Sundays in term time 11.45pm – 1.45pm

£65.00 for the week* Call the Box office to book your place

£70 a term* We currently have a waiting list for these youth theatre groups. Once you apply we will let you know as soon as a place becomes available.


yOunG TECHniCiAnS Our young Technicians group meets fortnightly – with loads of practical hands-on experience, looking at all aspects of the technical side of theatre including lighting, sound and design. 11 – 19 years, every other Wednesday in term time 4.30pm – 6pm £35 a term*

THEATRE THinKERS: TELL uS WHAT yOu THinK Our Theatre Thinkers group meets monthly to help us decide how we can make Derby Theatre even more exciting and relevant for young people aged 11- 19. gain leadership skills and insight into professional theatre. The last Thursday of every month in term-time, 4.30pm – 6pm Free but booking essential

Sat 11 October, 10.30am – 12.30pm A playwriting workshop for young people run by Jane fallowfield, the director of Bird, a play that tackles hard-hitting issues for teenagers. Jane has worked at the National Theatre and Birmingham rep. Age 14+. Free but booking essential

FOR SCHOOLS As a Learning Theatre we work to build partnerships with schools and colleges, creating workshops and projects with, and for, teachers and students. Our dedicated Learning Team unlocks opportunities for schools to work with practitioners right across the whole theatre-making process and across the curriculum. For detailed information on our schools’ programme check the website or look out for our schools’ newsletter, delivered termly to your school or call us for a copy.

* We welcome everyone into our friendly and talented youth groups. Please download the application form from our website or call our Box Office. for all our youth groups there are a limited number of half price and free places available for families with limited financial means. Please enquire on the contact details below.

For more information or to book a place contact: or call the Box office

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WRiTinG mASTERCLASS masterclass with roy Williams Wed 24 September, 1.30pm – 5.30pm roy Williams, writer of Pilot Theatre’s adaptation of Antigone, is now arguably one of the country's leading dramatists. In 2000 he was the joint-winner of The george Devine Award and in 2001 he was awarded the Evening Standard Award for most Promising Playwright. roy will lead you through this masterclass that explores his unique style in which he brings authentic, young urban voices to the stage. £20 (£16) concessions Book to see Antigone at any time in the run and get your masterclass ticket for £12 (£9.60 concessions)

AuDiTiOn TECHniQuES Whether you are applying to Drama School or to get onto a university Drama course, come and work with theatre and university professionals to develop your confidence and technique. 14+ £20 per session Please contact us to book a date

EXpLORE yOuR VOiCE! Wed 12 November, 7pm – 9.30pm follow in the footsteps of Little voice and discover your “real” voice but also learn about your character voices and how to develop your singing technique. £15 (£12 concessions) Book to see The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at any time in the run and get your masterclass ticket for £12 (£9.60 concessions)

piLOT mASTERCLASS masterclass with Pilot Theatre and the directorial team of Antigone Sat 4 October, 10.30am – 1pm Pilot Theatre is an award-winning national touring company who develop pioneering new work that uses cutting edge technology to enhance audience experience. In this workshop, they will explore the way they harness emergent technologies in Antigone and share the possibilities they have to offer in terms of artistic creation, access and engagement. £15 (£12 concessions) Book to see Antigone at any time in the run and get your masterclass ticket for £12 (£9.60 concessions)

For more information or to book a place contact: or call the Box office

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from fur coats to wooden clogs, we’ll have just what you are looking for. At Derby Theatre we hire costumes to professional, amateur, community theatre groups, schools and colleges. We have over 2500 costume pieces built up over many years… and we are always adding to our stock.

We offer professional placements for people of all ages. Whether you are studying and want to enhance your Cv or you are just interested in finding out more. you can do placements in any department from marketing to costume and can engage in just a taster day or an entire rehearsal period. visit our website to find out more and apply.

Cost on enquiry.

COSTumE CLub Every third Saturday of the month, 2pm – 4pm Do you love costumes from theatre and film? Come and join us for a social club where we will watch films and discuss eras and styles, have talks from local costume experts, work with designers from Derby Theatre produced shows and have a go at designing and making our own costumes. Led by our fantastic Head of Wardrobe, Tim Heywood, who has extensive experience of working on costume in Tv, film and theatre. £6 a session for enquiries about Costume Hire and Costume Club, please contact Tim at

Fun pALACE! Sat 4 - Sun 5 october Free event Derby Theatre is taking part in a national event where over 150 Fun Palaces will be created across the uK and beyond. In 1961, world famous theatre maker Joan Littlewood and architect Cedric Price conceived the Fun Palace as a ‘laboratory of fun’, ‘a university of the streets’, a home to the arts and sciences that would welcome children and adults alike. A Fun Palace could be anywhere and can be filled with music, dance, movies, sciences, politics, TV, theatre, art, stories, lectures, play – FuN. A Fun Palace is made by local people for local people. What do YOu want it to be? What COuLD it be for Derby? If you would like to be part of the team that makes this momentous event happen, please get in touch by emailing Caroline Barth at by Mon 30 June. To find out more about the national project, please go to

TECHniCAL ADViCE AnD TRAininG Led by professional theatre technicians who can support your group, school or company with light and sound design. They can help you make the most of your existing technical equipment or can advise on buying new equipment. Cost on enquiry. Please contact us to book a date.

For more information or to book a place contact: or call the Box office

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Pre-theatre dining serving gourmet food made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients 2 CoUrSES £14.95

3 CoUrSES £17.95

Visit to view the menu and make a reservation. reservations can also be made via the Box office.

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SuppORTinG yOuR THEATRE Derby Theatre is a registered charity working to produce and support the very best in theatre making in the Midlands for audiences and artists. We provide an inspiring programme of opportunities for children and communities to engage with culture, whether for fun or as part of their education, and also support local people to develop careers in the arts. We are mostly funded through our ticket sales and grants from our funders. This and money allows usText to doDBYT09 excellent work, but the amount you’d like most charities we also need to generate like to donate much needed public to: support 70070in order to work with all the people, young and old, who can benefit from the Theatre’s activities.

• Donate to our Plus One scheme for looked after children.

• Leave a legacy to ensure our schools and community programme continues to thrive.

• Your company could sponsor the great activity our Learning Department delivers all year round. • Gift Aid donations when purchasing your tickets or text donations on the number below.

Text DBYT09 and the amount you’d like to donate to: 70070



If you would like to support Derby Theatre you can do this in a number of different ways:

in mEmORiAm GiVinG One of our most recent projects was a direct result of a generous personal donation from Derbyshire resident, Doreen Weaver. The Brian Weaver Fellowship, in memory of her late

husband Brian, was set up as a legacy for Brian and his love of theatre. It provides an aspiring young actor with the opportunity of professional paid work and career guidance with Derby Theatre. The Fellowship was awarded to Adam Horvath, from Derby, who after appearing in The Odyssey here has since successfully auditioned for a national tour with Nottingham Playhouse. Doreen Weaver said: “I am so pleased that I decided to approach Derby Theatre with this dream project in memory of my beloved husband.”

mAKinG A DiFFEREnCE If you’d like to find out more about the impact you can make, in the way that Doreen Weaver has, or indeed in any other way then please contact our Business Development Manager, Andrew McIntyre: or 01332 593974

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£25.50 (£23.50) £21.50 (£19.50) £15.50 (£13.50)

£21.50 (£19.50) £18.50 (£16.50) £13.50 (£11.50)

£16.50 £14.50 £10.50

£18 (£16) £17 (£15)

£17 (£15) £16 (£14)

£14 £13

£22.50 (£20.50) £16.50 (£14.50) £10.50

£19.50 (£17.50) £14.50 (£12.50) £10.50

£15 £11 £10.50

£26.50 (£24.50) £22.50 (£20.50) £16.50 (£14.50)

£22.50 (£20.50) £19.50 (£17.50) £14.50 (£12.50)

£17 £15 £11

£24 (£22) £20 (£18) £15 (£13) £14 (£12)

£20 (£18) £17 (£15) £14 (£12) £13 (£11)

£17 £14 £12 £11


Antigone Fri-Sat eve Mon-Thu eve & Sat mat Weekday mat, Previews

Fiddler on The roof Evenings Matinee ST

Little Voice All evenings All matinees Previews


Black Coffee All evenings Mon-Thu eve & Sat mat Weekday matinees

A Christmas Carol Thu-Sat evenings Sun-Wed eve, Sat mat Weekday matinees Previews


Flown Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain oklahoma

All tickets £12 (£8) All tickets £15.50 (£12)

Wed – Sat evening Sat matinee Tue evening

£17 £16 £15

Hansel & Gretel Derby Jazz All other Studio shows

All tickets £10 (£9) All tickets £10 All tickets £9 (£6)

£72 £60 £48 £44



Concession prices are shown in brackets. All ticket prices include VAT and a booking fee.




more great theatre for less with the Season Ticket.

Treat the whole family to a night at the theatre for less with our family ticket.

Book 2 shows and get 10% off. Book 3 shows and get 20% off. Book 4 shows and get 25% off. * Season Ticket is available on Price Band A and B only.

Two adults and two children or one adult and three children * Family Tickets are available on Price Bands A and B only.

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HOW TO bOOK opening Times


Non-performance days

Concessions are available for over-60s, under-16s, full-time students, registered unemployed, people with a disability and their carer, members of BECTu, Equity and the Writers’ guild.

9.30am - 5.30pm

Performance days In person: 9.30am until 15 minutes after the start of the last event of the evening. Phones: 9.30am until 30 minutes before the start of the first event of the evening.

Children under 3 will only be admitted to suitable performances and must be in possession of a valid ticket. groups of 10 or more and school groups receive a discount on most shows, as well as a flexible booking process. See page 32 for more details.

Sundays and Bank Holidays One hour before the start of the first event until 15 minutes after the start of the last event. We are only open on Sundays and Bank Holidays if an event is on.

Exchanges, refunds & reprints

Book online at

All tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled.

How to Pay We accept all types of card payments, except American Express. Cheques are only accepted for group bookings of 20 or more. We can only reserve seats without payment for group bookings of 10 or more. We can post tickets to you if you are booking 7 days in advance, at a cost of £1. Otherwise, you can collect the tickets from us at your convenience, or we can email them to you to print at home.

We can exchange tickets for another performance of the same event at a cost of £1 per ticket. This must be done no later than 24 hours before the event in question and all tickets held by the customer must be returned to the box office in person or by post. Tickets cannot be exchanged after the event has passed. Lost tickets can be reprinted free of charge no sooner than 1 hour before the start of 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. Prices and information correct at the time of going to print.

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SCHOOLS & GROup bOOKinGS Derby Theatre warmly welcomes groups and schools and we offer a flexible booking process and special offers.

School groups

• Tickets for £9.50 or less on most main house shows. • Every eleventh ticket free for a teacher or supervisor. • Help with risk assessment and coach drop-off arrangements. • reserve now, pay later.

Groups of 10 or more

• up to £4 off standard ticket price for groups of 10* up to £5 off standard ticket price for groups of 15* • reserve now, pay later. • Hire our Alan Bates room for your group to use pre- and post-show during the interval. ay d’s Wand lkmun St A for more details on this contact Debra Chantrill St A lkm on 01332 593946 or und

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by bus Trentbarton runs buses in Derby and to and from nearby towns and villages. most buses stop at the bus station – just 5 minutes’ walk from the theatre. you can buy a reduced price bus ticket with your theatre ticket from the Box Office - either a zigzag city play ticket (unlimited travel in the Derby city area for £2.50) or a zigzag play network ticket (unlimited travel across the whole network for £4.50).

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ACCESS Access For All

Assistance Dogs

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

Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of the building. Please talk to the Box Office about any special requirements when booking.

Assisted Access Scheme We operate a scheme for those who need somebody to be present in order for them to readily access theatre shows. Our Assisted Access Scheme allows members to buy a ticket for themselves at the standard rate, and claim one for an assistant at no extra cost. 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 customer would like recorded to assist with your visit. membership to the scheme lasts two years. for more information and terms and conditions please visit our website or speak to the Box Office. The assistant cannot be a member of the assisted access scheme themselves.

Wheelchair Spaces 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 the 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 Theatre Terp.

Audio Described

There are designated parking spaces for blue badge holders in the intu Derby 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.

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. Our AD performances are co-ordinated by Derby Audio Describers. visit where you will find access performance listings for a variety of venues.

Getting Around

Access performances

There is level access to the Box Office and café from Theatre Walk. The foyer, theatre, bar, restaurant and Studio can be accessed via the lift.

The following access performances are available this season:


Hearing impaired Sound enhancement systems are available in the theatre and Studio. The best quality of sound is through our brand new Digital rf headsets which are available to borrow free from the Box Office or front of house staff. you could also take advantage of our new digital system by using your own earphones, to plug directly into the pocket-sized body packs. We also provide Digital rf necklaces for customers with a T switch on your hearing aid, please borrow an induction loop necklace, which is worn around the neck to enable this to work - these are also available from the Box Office or front of house staff who are happy to help if you need any assistance. We can also offer assisted listening on backstage tours. Email or 01332 593957 to request an assisted backstage tour. Advanced booking is required.

Antigone Audio Described: Wed 1 October, 7.30pm and Sat 4 October, 2.30pm BSL Interpreted: Thu 2 October, 7.30pm The Rise and Fall of Little Voice Audio Described: Thu 20 November at 7.30pm and Sat 22 November at 2.30pm BSL Interpreted: Thu 20 November at 7.30pm A Christmas Carol Audio Described: Wed 17 December 10.15am and Sat 3 January, 2pm BSL Interpreted: Sat 27 December, 2pm Hansel & Gretel Tue 9 - Sun 28 December fully BSL-Intergrated on every performance. There will be touch tours before the Audio Described performances above. Bookable via our Box Office.

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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Flown Flown Uluzuzulalia Antigone Uluzuzulalia Antigone Antigone Antigone Antigone Antigone Antigone Be Here Now Antigone Holy & Horny Antigone

7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 11am & 2pm 7.30pm 11am & 2pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 8pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 8pm 7.30pm

Antigone Antigone Antigone Feral Antigone Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Bird Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Bird Derby Jazz Punk rock Punk rock Punk rock Fiddler on The roof The Little Soldiers Fiddler on The roof oklahoma! oklahoma! oklahoma! oklahoma! oklahoma! Scapin The rise & Fall of Little Voice Scapin

7.30pm AD 10.30am & 7.30pm BSL & PS 7.30pm 8pm 2.30pm AD & 7.30pm 7pm 10.30am & 7pm 10.30am & 7pm 10.30am & 7pm 8pm 10.30am & 2.30pm 8pm 2pm 8pm 8pm 8pm 7.30pm 8pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 8pm 7.30pm 8pm

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The rise & Fall of Little Voice The rise & Fall of Little Voice The rise & Fall of Little Voice The rise & Fall of Little Voice Hopelessly Devoted The rise & Fall of Little Voice Black Coffee Black Coffee Death and the maiden Black Coffee Death and the maiden Black Coffee Death and the maiden Black Coffee Playtime Black Coffee

7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm BSL, PS & AD 7.30pm 8pm 2.30pm AD & 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 8pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 8pm 7.30pm 8pm 7.30pm 8pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm

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Derby Theatre has a long and rich history of delivering high quality drama to audiences. Previously Derby Playhouse, our unique new partnership with the University of Derby and Arts Council England, now means Derby Theatre has transformed from a traditional producing house to an organisation of training, mentorship and artistic excellence. Led by Artistic Director Sarah Brigham and General Manager Gary Johnson, Derby Theatre is bringing together creative professionals and audiences to tell compelling stories and take artistic risks as we emerge as a vibrant, thriving theatre. We combine this professional programme with an exciting suite of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and an emerging talent programme aimed at developing the next generation of artists. Meanwhile our community engagement programme reaches out across our region including people of all ages and from all backgrounds in our unique offer.

“A generous hearted enjoyable night out and the spirits rise to see Derby Theatre packed, bursting at the seams with laughter and full of real ambition” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian Derby Theatre is part of

We would like to thank the following organisations for their generous support:

Derbyshire Community Foundation For Derbyshire for good

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