Theatre

GET BEACH BODY READY AT DERBY THEATRE

GET BEACH BODY READY AT DERBY THEATRE

In Good Company subsidised tour Derby Theatre Studio Saturday 18 April, 8pm. Banishing body shame: laughing and loving our way into 2020   A defiantly feel-good show which sticks two fingers firmly up to everything the media tells us we should look like kicks off its 2020 Midlands tour at Derby Theatre Studio on Saturday 18 April.   It’s a New…

DERBY THEATRE READIES FOR RONA MUNRO’S NEW ADAPTATION OF MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN

DERBY THEATRE READIES FOR RONA MUNRO’S NEW ADAPTATION OF MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN

Scottish screen actress Eilidh Loan is to star in the new theatrical adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, depicting Shelley herself onstage as the author personally unfolding her monstrous tale of creature and creator.   With a cast also including Ben Castle-Gibb, Thierry Mabonga, Sarah MacGillivray, Natali McCleary, Michael Moreland and Greg Powrie, the seminal 1818 gothic horror novel adapted by…

REVIEW: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, DERBY THEATRE

REVIEW: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, DERBY THEATRE

You cannot enjoy Christmas without thinking of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The novel was first published in 1843, and 176 years’ later, continues to stand the test of time through various adaptations into film and theatre today.   Derby Theatre’s production has been adapted for the stage by Neil Duffield, with Oliver O’Shea as director, Jack Quarton as composer…

Derby Shakespeare disrupts the natural order

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 of this production. 1963.…

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

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 origins. It premiered in…