The headline act for the 2015 Derby Comedy Festival has been announced as stand-up comedian Jimmy Carr, who will perform his hit show, Funny Business, at the new Derby Arena on Friday 10 July, 2015.
News from producers around Derbyshire
Derby Theatre’s big production for spring 2015 will be Olivier Award-winning Mike Kenny’s adaptation of Carnegie award-winning Siobhan Dowd’s novel Solace of the Road, on from Fri 27 February until Sat 14 March.
Helen is Derbyshire’s current Poet Laureate and the fifth to be appointed the position. Helen is a multi-award winning poet who recently published her first full collection, “Division Street” which was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize and the Costa Prize.
There are many local authors in Derbyshire making an impact on the contemporary literary scene, most notably of all perhaps is Hilary Mantel who hails from Glossop.