UK Sports Champion directs Derby Shakespeare in ‘Allo ‘Allo

A delectable theatrical delight is headed your way in less than two weeks' time. When an international sportsman and UK Champion takes on the role of director in Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company's most unusual production, you know it's a blimming good sign.  Neil Scott has appeared on A Question of Sport and A League of Their Own and ...

Derby Shakespeare disrupts the natural order

When was the last time you visited the theatre? Why not treat yourself and pop along to the latest production by Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company, King Lear. I love theatrical productions from this company; Twelfth Night and Madness of George III were engaging and very special indeed. This time, Shakespeare's King Lear is the set piece ...

Shakespearean Weekend 11-12 June at St Matthew’s Church, Darley Abbey

Hi all, I hope you're all well? I'm getting my theatre-geek on and will be indulging in some awesome productions. Firstly, Mousetrap at Derby Theatre (more on that in a standalone post),  and a cool mini arts festival. St Matthew's Church and Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company have teamed up along with artists and musicians to create ...

Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare (presented by Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company)

When was the last time you went to the theatre? I’m a huge fan of the arts and have promised myself to frequent the theatre at least once every month. Which is why I’m really looking forward to the Twelfth Night presentation by the Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company this week. This year marks the centenary of ...

Theatre review: The Madness of George III (by Alan Bennett)

How often do you frequent the theatre? I don’t go as often as I’d like and if I had more free time, I’d definitely theatre watch (and cook) more too. This was my second theatre visit in as many months, this time to watch The Madness of George III. It is the latest offering from the ...

Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents The Madness of George III By Alan Bennett

We often complain that our leaders must be mad (cough Cameron cough) but what really happens when a head of state, PM or monarch begins to lose his mind? George III reigned from 1760-1820. In those days the King was the engine that drove the nation. Alan Bennett’s play follows the story of George’s second slide into ...

Theatre Review: Stones in his Pockets (Marie Jones); Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company

It’s a good sign when you find yourself intrigued from the outset and a play titled ‘Stones in his Pockets’ certainly piqued my curiosity. Written by Marie Jones and produced by the Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company, the play’s venue was the Shakespeare House nestled on Kedleston Road one cool Saturday evening. The play has much lauded ...

Stones in his Pockets by Marie Jones (Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company)

Hi all, how are you doing on this muggy Wednesday? I heard that the Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company was in town presenting a beautifully written play called 'Stones in his Pockets', which I just had to tell you about. It originally premiered in Belfast in 1996 and went on to be a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe ...