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Departure Lounge Festival 2022

14 - 16 July 2022

The Midlands' festival for fresh and contemporary theatre 

In Good Company's, Departure Lounge Festival returns from 14-16 July. Every corner of Derby Theatre and beyond will be brought to life by extraordinary performances, workshops and discussion. 

Here's a peek at what's on;

The Endling - 14 July

An Endling is the name for the last individual of a species. Do you remember Turgi, the last Polynesean Tree Snail who died in a plastic box... read more

Fat Blokes - 14 - 15 July

Fat Blokes - 14 - 15 July

Festivals, Theatre

Fat Blokes is the cult, award winning, sell out, sort of dance show about trying to fit into a world that says you’re too fat.... read more

The Pervert's Podcast - 14 - 16 July

Milk Presents will land a listening post at Departure Lounge for audiences to enjoy, The Pervert's Podcast, an audio caberet recorded with a... read more

A Beginner's Guide to Widowhood - 15 July

A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO WIDOWHOOD is a one-woman WIP show exploring the experiences of young, widowed women, loss, and why we don't talk about... read more

Flappy - 15 July

Flappy - 15 July

Festivals, Theatre

Flappy is an autobiographical show developed and performed by Holly Clark. It explores what Dyspraxia is and what it means to be Holly, the ... read more

Ambivalence - 15 July

Ambivalence - 15 July

Festivals, Theatre

Ambivalence tells the autobiographical story of a woman’s journey as we are invited to hear her unsaid thoughts through pages of her d... read more

Panel Discussion - 15 July

Panel Discussion - 15 July

Festivals, Talks

An optimistic conversation about using theatre and all the tools we have available to make things better for all.... read more

Shooting The Elephant - 15 July

The moment disabled people step on to a stage or screen they are stitched up. A toxic combination of societal narratives and the very mechan... read more

Making of 'Beginners Guide to Widowhood - 15 July

Join director & facilitator Omar Khan as he hosts an open discussion exploring the process of making A Beginner's Guide to Widowhood, an... read more

Producing with Kindness – the Artist/Producer Relationship - 15 July

As part of this workshop Jake will talk about his Producing Manifesto and how through centering kindness as a practice for producing can yie... read more

Boogie Booth - 15 - 16 July

Boogie Booth - 15 - 16 July

Festivals, Theatre

Boogie Booth is a live performance and dance experience. Visitors will meet our resident Boogie Boothers, Phantom Mercury & Dorothy, exp... read more

Bonfire (Work in Progress) - 16 July

Through pop music, movement & playful storytelling ‘Bonfire’ is a monologue-megamix written by Derby Theatre Associate Artis... read more

Scratch Night - 16 July

Scratch Night - 16 July

Festivals, Theatre

Don't miss Scratch Night's triple bill of 5 Years, Retro Feva 80s & Ace.... read more

Utopian (t&c's apply) - 16 July

Utopian (t&c's apply) - 16 July

Festivals, Theatre

UTOPIAN (t's&c’s apply) is a surrealistic circus pop-culture queer positive experience. And it’s absolute trash. Joined by t... read more

The Cocoa Butter Club - 16 July

The Cocoa Butter Club - 16 July

Festivals, Theatre

The Cocoa Butter Club presents a one-off Queer Cabaret celebrating everything from neo-burlesque and poetry, to drag, hoops and voguing.... read more

Making Theatre Sustainable - 16 July

Join Pigfoot – a multi award-winning carbon-neutral theatre company – for a practical workshop for any theatre-maker keen to cre... read more

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