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1984 – Derby Theatre Preview, Opens Fri 24th May, 2019

1984 – Friday 24th and Sat 25th May, 2019 Any piece of writing, or film, about the future inevitably meets its day of reckoning, when the future becomes the present. 1984 was first published in 1949, thirty-five years prior to … Continue reading

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Sarah Brigham – Derby Theatre

    As theatre reviewers we tend to focus on the script, score and cast of the shows we see. Production Directors are as anonymous to an audience as they are omnipresent to the cast during rehearsals. Yet their role … Continue reading

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Two – Derby Theatre

  ***** Playwright Jim Cartwright created this little theatrical gem in 1989, almost thirty years on, he was in the audience to see how it was faring, and no doubt to personally check the bums on seats versus the royalty … Continue reading

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“Two” Derby Theatre – A preview

  Derby Theatre is putting on “Two”, by Jim Cartwright, between 2nd- 24th March. It is a play beloved of drama students and teachers, one play, two actors, fourteen characters. It is also a difficult show to pull of convincingly. … Continue reading

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The Gingerbread Man – Derby Theatre

The Studio at Derby theatre is best described as bijou. You have to walk across the stage to access your seats. Therein lies its charm, the opportunity for audience and actors to be as one. It is like watching a … Continue reading

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Brassed off- Derby Theatre

Some question the relevance of modern theatre to the world around it. Those doubters should take a trip along to the Derby Theatre to watch “Brassed Off”, a play about a closing colliery, and its brass band. Derbyshire was a … Continue reading

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Solace of the Road- Derby Playhouse

Derby playhouse is fortunate indeed to be staging the world premiere of Siobhan Dowd’s novel of loss and homecoming which was shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award 2009, the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2009 and the Bisto Children’s Book … Continue reading

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