Derby Libraries are getting mischievous for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, with The Reading Agency. This year’s theme is Mischief Makers, focusing on the mischief and pranks inspired by and celebrating the 80th anniversary of the much-loved iconic children’s comic title Beano.
News from producers around Derbyshire
LEVEL is seeking performers for the SENSE project to join our team to develop and tour this work. We are looking for Physical Performers and Digital Performers (performers can also be a mix of both).
You will need to have experience of physical performance, improvisation, character development through physical performance, devising non-narrative structures and be comfortable working with structured improvisation and interacting with audience/participants.
Venue group Underground will be returning to the Old Clubhouse for this year’s Fringe to present another curated programme of professional theatre, comedy and music from across the UK, and around the world. Founded by Buxton locals Tom Crawshaw and Yaz A
Moving on theatre who specialise in shows about artists with mental illness are bringing their best selling show “ María” the life loves and music of Callas to the Rotunda theatre 11th-13th July
“ We are really excited to be performing in Buxton as this show is about the most famous opera singer of all time and we have been getting standing ovations and amazing feedback” says Laurene Hope Glory who recovered from Bpd in a therapeutic community on the NHS and has been running Moving on theatre since 2012
Venue group Underground will be returning to the Old Clubhouse for this year’s Fringe to present another curated programme of professional theatre, comedy and music from across the UK, and around the world.
Pieter Egriega, was the 2016 winner of the Buxton Fringe award for the small music group and ensembles.
Last year he was nominated for his unique piece entitled “Mr Different”, in which he emerges from a large laundry bag and conducts conversations with invisible passers-by, whilst accompanied by a small rumba band, who happen to be rehearsing/busking on a nearby industrial estate.
A brand new drama exploring the joy and the pain of being in love is coming to Buxton Fringe. But here's the twist - it's completely improvised.
“Between Us” is a play which charts the ups and downs of one couple's relationship. The Sheffield-based performers use anecdotes from the audience to inspire the characters and perform their story.
Taking place on Saturday 16th June, The Furthest From The Sea Festival invites people of all ages to get involved and sample the local arts scene through a series of free interactive workshops between 11am and 4pm on The Market Place in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter.
A working class comedy portraying the effects of austerity on ordinary people is coming to the Buxton Fringe Festival. Strife In A Northern Town is a fast-paced, funny play that tells the tale of the inhabitants of a random northern town, and how their lives begin to unravel due to the decisions of the local council.
David Gibb, award winning song-writer, story-teller and self-confessed tallest man in Derbyshire returns to Derby on Saturday 16th June to perform at this year’s Furthest from the Sea Festival.
Wild storms, hurricanes and extreme flooding, The Storm Officer tells the tale of one town’s struggle when faced with the realities of extreme weather and the impact of climate change. Inspired by real-life stories of Storm Desmond (2015), and tales of extreme, bizarre and dramatic weather events from the last thousand years, The Storm Officer invites you on a journey of discovery. Exploring what it means to still call somewhere home in the face of adversity.