Theatre & Comedy

Norman Pace stars in Hairspray

Comedy legend Norman Pace stars in feelgood musical Hairspray which is heading to Derbyshire this week.

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Johnny Cash’s life story spurs musical

Johnny Cash’s life story spurs musical

Ring of Fire is a musical which tells the story of legendary singer/songwriter Johnny Cash’s battles and triumphs in life.

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Kite Runner 2017 tour 3 David Ahmad (Amir) and cast (Pic: IRINA CHIRA)

REVIEW: A tough, compelling adaptation of raw best-seller The Kite Runner

Matthew Spangler’s stage adaptation of The Kite Runner is as tough and compelling to watch as Khaled Hosseini’s book was to read.

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Cricketing duo are back on stage having a ball

Cricketing duo are back on stage having a ball

Graeme Swann and Henry Blofeld will visit Nottingham Playhouse on October 26 as part of their latest UK tour, entitled Graeme Swann’s Great British Spin Off with Henry Blofeld: The Second Innings.

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REVIEW: John Bishop hit comedy heights on Winging It tour in Nottingham

REVIEW: John Bishop hit comedy heights on Winging It tour in Nottingham

In my eyes there is no better comedy than that which you can wholeheartedly relate to — and this was the wonderful theme that underpinned the appearance of John Bishop for his second night at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham as part of his Winging It tour.

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Chekhov’s classic marks Croft’s farewell to Playhouse role

Chekhov’s classic marks Croft’s farewell to Playhouse role

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company’s production of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard is to feature two faces very familiar to local audiences.

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Thrills and spills as 39 Steps hits the Guildhall stage

Thrills and spills as 39 Steps hits the Guildhall stage

The Big Adventures theatre company will be performing an adaptation of John Buchan’s The 39 Steps at Derby’s Guildhall Theatre.

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Conmen do battle in hit musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Conmen do battle in hit musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Join Long Eaton Operatic Society as members prepare to whisk you off to the French Riviera for con artist comedy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

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Action-packed week of family fun at Deda

Action-packed week of family fun at Deda

This October half-term Déda in Derby presents an action packed week of family arts activities for all ages to enjoy.

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The Tenderloins.

Impractical Jokers lived up to their name at Nottingham gig

For those who don’t know The Tenderloins are a New York-based comedy troupe, whose four members – Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano – are the creators, executive producers, and stars of truTV’s hit series, Impractical Jokers.

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Powerful monologue set to be seen at city venue

Powerful monologue set to be seen at city venue

The new co-production between Derby LIVE and Lost Boys, Ball, by Brian Lobel and featuring Paul Broesmith, will be performed at Derby’s Guildhall Theatre Clubrooms this November.

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WIN a pair of tickets to Impractical Jokers’ UK tour

WIN a pair of tickets to Impractical Jokers’ UK tour

The American comedy sensations behind the hit TV Show Impractical Jokers, The Tenderloins, bring ‘Where’s Larry?’ to our shores this October, complete with a date at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena.

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INTERVIEW: John Bishop chats to us ahead of new tour

INTERVIEW: John Bishop chats to us ahead of new tour

We chat to comedian John Bishop ahead of his Winging It tour, which comes to Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena on October 13 and 14.

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Jodie Prenger in Shirley Valentine. Photo by Manuel Harlan.

Jodie Prenger brings Shirley Valentine to Derbyshire this week

Television favourite Jodie Prenger is in Chesterfield this week in a touring production of Willy Russell’s masterpiece Shirley Valentine.

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The Tenderloins.

Impractical Jokers live show tickets up for grabs

American comedy sensations, the Impractical Jokers, are bringing their new show to our shores - and you could win free tickets to it.

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Euan Blair with Steve Dolton.

All aboard for world premiere

Do you love theatre and trains? If so you’ll love the world premiere which is heading for north Derbyshire.

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Phill Jupitus.

REVIEW: Phill Jupitus is a skilled storyteller

Phill Jupitus, comedian, poet, TV stalwart, brought his Juplicity show to Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre on Saturday.

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Bess of Hardwick

Bess of Hardwick in spotlight of new play

One of the most powerful and wealthiest women in Elizabethan England put an indelible stamp on Derbyshire through the construction of Hardwick Hall and Chatsworth House and the extension of Bolsover Castle.

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Jodie Prenger as Shirley Valentine.

Shirley Valentine brings Jodie Prenger to Derbyshire

Jodie Prenger is heading for Chesterfield to star in Willy Russell’s much-loved creation Shirley Valentine.

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Avenue Q performed by Gatepost Theatre Company.

Humans share the stage with puppets

Heanor based Gatepost Theatre Company will become puppet masters in a show which deals with the issues and anxieties of entering adulthood.
Puppets will share the stage with human actors in the musical Avenue Q which includes the songs It Sucks To Be Me and There’s A Fine, Fine Line.

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