Family shows at theatre

Sarah Brigham, Derby Theatre
Sarah Brigham, Derby Theatre

There’s plenty for families to enjoy at Derby Theatre during the forthcoming months as part of the new season.

Shows on the way include Splosh, a splishy, splashy, sploshy birthday party for 2 – 5 year olds; Bin Men, a story of recycling and transforming from multi award-winning playwright Mike Kenny; There’s a Monster in My Piano, an offbeat jazzy tale starring puppets, clowning and animation, ideal for ages 4-plus and Tunnels, an enchanting multi-sensory production for teenagers with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

In addition, you can see Not Now, Bernard, a stage adaptation of David McKee’s iconic picture book and Alice in Wonderland, a family friendly, laugh-a-minute version presented by Uncontained Arts.

Meanwhile, Derby Theatre’s Studio will play host to a wealth of productions and events for all ages next season including: Wrong ‘Un by Red Ladder Theatre Company; Egusi Soup by Menagerie and Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds; Unmythable by Temple Theatre; Playful Acts of Rebellion by Gramophones Theatre; How to Occupy an Oil Rig by Arc; North, North, North by NIE; The Way I Wear My Hair by Rachael Young; Chalk Farm, fresh from extraordinary audience and critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe, by Thick Skin from award-winning playwrights Kieran Jurley and AJ Taudevin, plus much more.

Sarah Brigham, artistic director at Derby Theatre, said: “I’m delighted to be bringing another varied season of work to Derby audiences. I really believe we have something for all tastes.

“We’ve also reinvigorated our Studio programme and will provide audiences with the very best of fringe theatre from across the UK, as well as an extensive offer for families.”

She added: “I look forward to welcoming audiences of all ages to Derby Theatre.”

For more information, full season details and to book tickets simply call the box office on 01332 593939 or visit