What’s on this Winter Season 2018/19 at Derby Theatre
Located in St. Peter’s Quarter, Derby Theatre is the epicentre of the city of Derby’s literary and cultural scene. Each season, Derby theatre, who is funded by both the Art’s Council England and the University of Derby alike, brings together creative professionals with diverse audiences’ to tell compelling stories. Many of which, are the reworkings of classic favourites such as Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations.
Over the winter period, Derby theatre has created meaningful viewing experiences for all to enjoy.
Hansel and Gretel
On 4th December 2018, I was invited by Derby Theatre to attend a press and special guest preview of the production of Hansel and Gretel at Derby Theatre.
The show was definitely a light, humorous and thrilling experience from the vibrant and animated set to the witty lyrics and musical performances by the cast including rising talents Craig Anderson (as Hansel) and Yana Penrose (as Gretel). All of whom, simultaneously act, sing and play in Mike Kenny’s adaption of the classic fairytale. Other well-known characters such as Goldilocks and Little Red Riding Hood make their presence known in this production with charm and charisma.
Overall, Mike Kenny alongside Derby theatre have certainly taken a classic fairytale and folklore of German origins and made it suitable for ages in this dynamic display of wit, laughter and familial love, which is a perfect way to continue on with the festivities enjoyed this Christmas into the New Year.
The show ends on Saturday 5th January 2019.
Also running the studio until Saturday 5th January is Derby Theatre’s Christmas Production for younger audiences, is Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
For more information or to book tickets visit www.derbytheatre.co.uk/
Standard tickets cost from £12.50 to £28.50 (booking fees may apply).
Student’s tickets cost £5
£5 tickets for University of Derby Students
As well as being the central hub within Derby’s literary and cultural scene, Derby theatre is also the place where local Theatre students at the University of Derby study. Considering this, Derby Theatre provides local students with the chance to access “inspiring home-grown professional shows and presents the best of touring theatre from around the UK” for just £5 a ticket! 19.
To get your Student tickets, simply sign up with your student email address provided to you by your registered institution, online or present your Student ID when purchasing at the Box Office.
Friends of students who may not be in full-time education but are aged 16-25, can also get tickets for a fiver on Friday evening performances.
Empowering New Voices
On 21st January, Derby Theatre will be hosting the Exploring New Voices: Future Practise in Applied Theatre Conference, which will bring together a creative community of theatre-makers, academics and world-class practitioners in a Q&A setting to address the challenges within the industry and share ideas on finding new ways to develop and explore their practice.
Showing from 24th January to the 26th January 2019, Torben Betts in association with The Original Theatre Company, Ghost Light Theatre, Dovedon Productions and Eilene Davidson present Caroline’s Kitchen, will present their dramedy, Caroline’s Kitchen, at Derby Theatre.
Noughts & Crosses
Showing from 1st February to the 16th February, Noughts and Crosses, A Derby Theatre and Pilot Theatre production, is a captivating Romeo and Juliet love story, adapted from the acclaimed young adult novel by Malorie Blackman. This latest production is co-produced by Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Mercury Theatre Colchester and York Theatre Royal and is sure to raise the roof!