What's On - Theatre

Upcoming theatre shows at the Theatre...

September 2016

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Alfie Moore - The Naked Stun

16th September

Following his sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival, former Police Sergeant turned stand-up comedian, and star of BBC Radio 4 ‘It’s a Fair Cop’, Alfie tasers his way through 90 minutes of hilarious and fascinating anecdotes drawn from his eighteen years on the beat.

The Naked Stun is based on the true story of his dogged determination to track down a ‘serial flasher’.

A fast-paced show that twists and turns, exposing the seedier side of crime investigation, before reaching a shocking conclusion.

''Lots of well-crafted jokes and a large dash of gallows police humour' **** The Sunday Telegraph

A clever combination of fascinating, frightening and funny' **** The Scotsman

‘Honest, innovative and warm-heartedly funny’ Daily Mail

‘Genuinely hilarious’ David Mitchell

 


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Badapple Theatre Company Presents:
The Last Station Keeper

29th September

The station house at Honeypot Holt is under attack, and not just from the resident bees.

As the summer days drone on, the threat of closure creeps nearer and nearer, as the new high speed link threatens the archaic bumbling ways of the station master and the railway cottage that has stood at the village centre as long as anyone can remember.

A heartfelt and hilarious look at the perils of modern life when the 21st Century 'need for speed' hits the old ways head on....


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Blonde Sheep Events Presents:
An Evening of Mediumship with TV Psychic Tony Stockwell

30th September

 

 Tony Stockwell: Sensitive and inspirational, his messages are amazingly detailed and always humorous.

 Tony Stockwell is a Spiritualist Medium and spirit communication is part of his own religious belief, but we accept differing opinions exist regarding mediumship. Any demonstration of mediumship is an experiment and results are not guaranteed.


October 2016

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The Counterfeit Sixties

8th October

Take a large helping of the best pop music ever recorded. Toss in four musicians playing 100% live. Add a light show and sound system that Pink Floyd would envy. Stir in a generous amount of video and stills of the stars from a bygone era. Sprinkle with anecdotes & reminiscences. Mix in a large dollop of Geordie humour and a little sauce. Cook for 2 hours. Result: The Counterfeit Sixties Show!


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Ashley Hutchings - From Psychedelia to Sonnets

14th October

'The Guv'nor' of British folk rock tells his story, including songs and music related to his life in music, accompanied by guest musician Ruth Angell (Rainbow Chasers).


November 2016

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New Perspectives Theatre Presents:
Oh Whistle and I'll Come to you

17th November

Dark, gripping, well-crafted performance from a highly experienced theatre company based on the short story of the same name by MR James, the 'father' of the modern ghost story.

A prying hand brings forth from centuries of sleep...a mysterious thing...it seems a whistle...and on it engraved...WHO'S THAT COMING...


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Voodoo Room

18th November

‘NO WIGS – NO PANTOMIME – JUST GREAT MUSICIANS PLAYING GREAT MUSIC!’

VOODOO ROOM are a new and exciting Classic Power Trio, paying tribute to both “Hendrix” & “Cream.”

Featuring some of the U.K.’s finest musicians, they perform a kicking, world class show in total appreciation of these two massive pioneers from the world of classic blues/rock!!


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Sex And The Tudors

19th November

This talk given by Tutbury Castle Curator Lesley Smith, is a rip-roaring journey through the sexual exploits of the Tudors.

According to records it was not just Henry VIII who was having a good time!

Contraception, prostitution and much more feature in this engaging and highly entertaining lecture.

Lesley was awarded her M.Phil. in Tudor medicine last year.

Not suitable for those who shock easily, have a nervous disposition or for under 18s!


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Century Theatre Presents:
Cloud Nine - The Music of George Harrison

26th November

This year marks the fifteenth anniversary of the passing of George Harrison. To commemorate this occasion an ensemble of 12 musicians have come together to create ‘CLOUD NINE’. A band celebrating his life and works.


December 2016

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The Panto Company Presents:
Dick Whittington

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th December

Another Christmas classic gets The Panto Company treatment!


Our hero journeys to London to seek his fortune, accompanied by his faithful cat. But gold soon becomes the least of his worries when he is smitten with Alice Fitzwarren, the Alderman's daughter, and is confronted with the baddest of all pantomime baddies - King Rat!


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Neil Sands Presents:
Christmas Memories

7th December

Join Neil Sands and his cast at the Century Theatre to get your festive season off to a great start.

This enchanting Christmas production is a truly wonderful mixture of over 60 of your favourite Christmas songs and carols, 40 stunning costume changes, lots of good old fashioned festive fun, and a unique atmosphere that will warm your heart on the coldest winters day, taking you back to a time when Christmas really was the most wonderful time of the year.


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Blast From The Past Presents:
A Brief History Of Christmas

10th December

Acclaimed historical musicians Blast from the Past present a festive romp through 600 years of Christmas music, songs and stories.

Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending in the 20th century, ‘A Brief History of Christmas’ is a whistle-stop tour of the origins of our midwinter festivities. Featuring long-forgotten songs and tales as well as some familiar and well-loved carols, ‘A Brief History of Christmas‘ is a show guaranteed to delight the hearts of young and old.


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Desford Colliery Band

18th December

An evening of music from the Desford Colliery Band


January 2017

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Dave Kelly and Paul Jones

20th January 2017

 
Founder members of The Blues Band, Paul Jones and Dave Kelly’s live acoustic set 

is an occasion you’ll remember. If you’re a true Blues fan, everything you need is here. 

Both excellent vocalists, they will entertain you with an amazing evenint of acoustic blues and anecdotes


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