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Derby Theatre

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Home to captivating comedy and drama productions, and hub for creative drama in the city, Derby Theatre is a brilliant venue for evening entertainment.

Look out for top touring shows direct from the west-end, plus the Theatre's own award-winning performances.

Treasure Island: Christmas 2021

1 Dec 2021 - 31 Dec 2021

Set sail on the high seas for a spectacular swashbuckling adventure at Derby Theatre Christmas 2021.
A fantastic opportunity for East Midlands-based Black and Asian people to find out more and to gain a fascinating insight into working in a theatre environment and the various opportunities available.

The Snow Dragon - Christmas

15 Dec 2021 - 31 Dec 2021

Billy has everything a young goat could need – and more besides. On New Year’s Eve, Billy is looking forward to the annual visit of the legendary Snow Dragon, who will bring him even more goodies...

It's Time to Dance

8 Jan 2022 - 9 Jan 2022

Join the students from Caroline Green Dance & Theatre Arts as they return to Derby Theatre with their 30th show It’s Time to Dance.

The Palace of Varieties

22 Jan 2022 - 5 Feb 2022

Love him or hate him, Dennis Skinner, ex-miner and fifty years a Socialist M.P. is not a man to be ignored.
As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Q.I. . - and repeated on Dave.
For all the family from 8 to 108 Eric and Ern is a brilliant homage to Morecambe and Wise crammed full of those famous comedy sketches, from Grieg’s Piano Concerto, Mr Memory…’Arsenal’, to the paper bag trick!

Pinocchio

12 Feb 2022

In a faraway land, a hard-working and lonely carpenter wishes for their puppet Pinocchio to come to life. By the magic of a wishing well their dream comes true!
Disability led and learning disability focused theatre company Separate Doors present Writing Tomorrow’s Theatre: a major nationwide project generating new work, made in new ways, fit for a new, diverse, post-COVID theatre.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

15 Feb 2022 - 19 Feb 2022

Coronation Street stars Wendi Peters and Bill Ward lead an incredible ensemble in this thrilling adaptation.
As seen on Taskmaster (Channel4), Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2) and his critically acclaimed series Hate Thy Neighbor for Vice, Jamali Maddix is heading out on tour
This is a chance to see some incredible young musicians honour Amy’s short but unforgettable career with a performance that fans of big band jazz, and Amy obsessives will enjoy together, as one.

Little Murmur

22 Feb 2022

A stunning visual treat for everyone aged 7+
Fringe First award winner Apphia Campbell’s acclaimed production heads on an extensive national tour, after sell-out seasons in Shanghai, New York, Edinburgh, and in the West End of London.

The Three Musketeers: A Comedy Adventure

24 Feb 2022 - 26 Feb 2022

Award-winning Le Navet Bete presents a comedy adventure that will have you rolling with laughter from here to the French countryside!
Ray Mears, thought of by many as ‘the father of British bushcraft’, will take the audience on a journey that will explain how to get the most out of our surroundings by developing and more fully using our extraordinary natural senses of sight, sound, smell, and taste, at the same time as raising awareness of the vast richness of the natural world.
A darkly funny and high-energy dance about of the importance of play.
After many years of giving his wonderful lecture talks of his he does, Count Arthur Strong has at last bowed to substantial pubic demand and allowed himself be talked into making the show about himself for once.

Same Time, Next Year

8 Mar 2022 - 12 Mar 2022

Doris and George meet in 1951, a chance encounter in a Californian hotel that leads to a passionate one-night stand. Both are married to other people but, soon aware that this might be the start of something, they promise to meet 12 months later. So begins a romantic love affair that lasts 25 years.

The Bone Sparrow

15 Mar 2022 - 19 Mar 2022

Subhi is a refugee. Born in an Australian permanent detention centre after his mother fled the violence of a distant homeland, life behind the fences is all he has ever known. But as he grows, his imagination gets bigger too, until it is bursting at the limits of his world.

Sheila's Island

22 Mar 2022 - 26 Mar 2022

Sheila’s Island is a sparkling, sharp-witted new comedy from writer Tim Firth (Calendar Girls, Kinky Boots, The Band), starring Olivier Award winner Sara Crowe (Private Lives, Calendar Girls, Four Weddings and a Funeral), and Judy Flynn (The Brittas Empire, Dinnerladies).

Blood Brothers 2022

13 Apr 2022 - 23 Apr 2022

Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.
Including new material for 2022, a Double-bill of two new 60 minute sets, back to back from “the world’s greatest living stand-up” (Times).

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

3 May 2022 - 7 May 2022

One of Britain’s greatest modern plays, The Rise & Fall of Little Voice, is embarking on a UK Tour next year.

Zog and the Flying Doctors

11 May 2022 - 12 May 2022

THE ROAR-SOME CREW ARE BACK FOR A BRAND NEW ADVENTURE!

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