Derby Theatre has announced the details of its spring 2016 season.
From home-grown productions of ground-breaking plays to fresh and thrilling re-tellings of classics, fabulous shows for all the family to exciting and eclectic touring shows, cutting edge and contemporary Studio shows to a wealth of insightful workshops and engaging participation opportunities for children, young people and the community, spring 2016 at Derby Theatre once again promises an exciting theatrical ride for all ages.
Derby Theatre will be producing and presenting, during the 60th anniversary year of this seminal play, John Osborne’s ground-breaking classic, Look Back in Anger.
A play which smashed onto the scene and changed the face of British theatre in the mid-1950s, by placing on stage the voice of the ‘Angry Young Man’, Look Back in Anger will be presented in co-production with Octagon Theatre, Bolton. On from March 4-26, the play has a huge local resonance, as it is a strongly autobiographical piece which suggests it is based on Osborne’s unhappy marriage to actress Pamela Lane, and their life living in a cramped flat in Derby during the 50s.
Directed by Sarah Brigham, Look Back in Anger promises a stellar cast, searing drama, sizzling passions and a truly memorable night out at the Theatre.
Other Derby Theatre productions for next season include: Jinny and JOAN, both shows being part of the Theatre’s RETOLD series, which looks to crack open the classics from the perspective of the female characters. Jinny, on from March 7-23, is inspired by Look Back in Anger.
Presented in association with Milk Presents, JOAN is a clever re-telling of the Joan of Arc story, a fearless show about what it means to stand out, stand up and stand alone, performed by the remarkable Lucy Jane Parkinson aka LoUis CYfer, drag idol champion 2014. JOAN returns to the Studio following a popular and successful run at the Theatre earlier this year.
Touring theatre for next season promises top quality entertainment and includes: The Great Gatsby by Blackeyed Theatre in association with South Hill Park and Eastbourne Theatre, a sizzling new stage adaptation bringing to life the glittering decadence of America’s Jazz Age, on from February 9-13; The Damned United by Red Ladder Theatre Company and West Yorkshire Playhouse, a gripping play about the beauty and brutality of football, on from April 7-16; Terrence Rattigan’s Flare Path, a major revival of the epic wartime romance, on from April 19-23 and The Mousetrap, the legendary, record-breaking, box office smash-hit thriller, on from June 6-11.
For full details of the spring season, pick up a season brochure from the theatre, request a copy by calling 01332 593939 or alternatively you can visit www.derbytheatre.co.uk