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Theatre & Comedy

Top comedy names added to line-up for this year’s Tramlines festival

Celebrating 10 years of Tramlines, the all-encompassing Sheffield-based festival has revealed its first ever comedy lineup plus a new wave of acts with a keen emphasis on Sheffield talent to appear at the milestone event.

Music
Students to perform pair of powerful plays at Derby Theatre

Students to perform pair of powerful plays at Derby Theatre

University of Derby Theatre Arts and Technical Theatre students will present two thrilling and thought-provoking plays next month.

Theatre and Comedy
Kids’ auditions to be held for Derby Arena panto

Kids’ auditions to be held for Derby Arena panto

Derby LIVE and Little Wolf Entertainment have announced the date of the annual auditions for the pantomime children’s ensemble.

Music
Belper Players present 60s classic Billy Liar

Belper Players present 60s classic Billy Liar

Don’t miss Belper Players’ forthcoming production of Billy Liar.

Theatre and Comedy
Count Arthur Strong.

Count Arthur Strong is heading for Derbyshire

Showbiz giant Count Arthur Strong is touring to Derbyshire this month on his first solo show for several years.

Theatre and Comedy
Festival issues call for new works from Derbyshire creatives

Festival issues call for new works from Derbyshire creatives

Furthest from the Sea Music, Comedy and Arts CIC is looking for up to four Derbyshire-based individuals, groups or organisations to create new work to be featured at this summer’s Furthest from the Sea Festival.

Theatre and Comedy
Danny Baker

Derbyshire date for Danny Baker on farewell tour

Broadcasting legend Danny Baker is set to return to the stage with a new show, Good Time Charlie’s Back!, which he has vowed will serve as his farewell tour.

Theatre and Comedy
Stuart set to return to city’s theatre scene in new role

Stuart set to return to city’s theatre scene in new role

Stuart Allen will join Derby Theatre in the new role of senior producer, a position that will support the theatre’s artistic team to facilitate their ever-growing professional produced theatre programme.

Theatre and Comedy
Abi Turner.

Chesterfield dancer Abi ‘can’t wait’ for homecoming ‘All our Yesterdays’ show at Pomegranate

A professional dancer from Hasland who has performed on some of the world’s biggest stages admits her first homecoming show in more than a decade has her ‘racked with nerves’.

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Shazia Mirza

Shazia Mirza tours new show in Derbyshire

Following her  sell-out run of The Kardashians Made Me Do It and fresh from being ravaged by hunger and sand-flies on Channel 4’s Celebrity Island, Shazia Mirza is touring her new show.

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Nichola McAuliffe in Great Expectations. Photo by Lisa Roberts.

Nichola McAuliffe stars in Dickens play in Derbyshire

Oliver Award-winning actress Nichola McAuliffe plays the iconic role of Miss Haversham in Great Expectations which tours to Buxton next week.

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Ben Batt as George in The York Realist, starring alongside Downton Abbey's Lesley Nicol as his mum

REVIEW: The York Realist at Sheffield’s Crucible

A production of Peter Gill’s poignant and funny play, in a collaborative production by Sheffield Theatres and the Donmar Warehouse, has opened at the Crucible.

Theatre and Comedy
Shappi Khorsandi.

Shappi Khorsandi toasts a lady betrayed by her country

Shappi Khorsandi is bringing her sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe production to Derbyshire.

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Family treat coming up at Guildhall Theatre

Family treat coming up at Guildhall Theatre

There a wide range of events lined up for people of all ages at this year’s Derby Book Festival.

Theatre and Comedy

Lipstick On Your Collar lets the good times rock 'n' roll

Take a fun-filled musical journey through the hits of the Fifties and Sxities in the music show Lipstick On Your Collar.

Theatre and Comedy
A Brave Face at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, on March 13.

Hidden war injury is tackled in Vamos Theatre’s brave production

Post-Traumatic Stress, an unseen and often unrecognised injury of war, and the impact it can have on families is explored in a wordless, full mask theatrical production.

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The Little Matchgirl at Buxton Opera House, March 6-10, 2018. Photo by Steve Tanner.

Company puts a new spin on old fairytales

Escape the chill of winter in a delightful retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s best known fairytales. Including Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea and The Emperor’s New Clothes,

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Jonathan Hyde as Richard Nixon in Frost/Nixon. Photo by Mark Douet.

Review: British provincial premiere of Frost/Nixon is electrifying

The tapes David Frost made in 1977 of his interviews with Richard Nixon, who had recently resigned as the 37th President of the United States, are the basis for Peter Morgan’s play.

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No Finer Life will be staged at The Medway Centre, Bakewell, on February 18.

Countryside drama by The Archers’ writer

A one-woman show penned by The Archers agricultural editor, Graham Harvey is coming to Bakewell.

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Violetta played by Maria Tonina in La Traviata at Buxton Opera House on February 4.

Tragic love story La Traviata tours to Buxton Opera House

La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century, La Dame aux Camelias by Alexander Dumas.

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