• Robert Daws: from Derby Playhouse to Partners in Crime

    Robert Daws is feeling nervous. Not something you would expect of a man who’s been acting for 40 years and has appeared in such seminal television series as The Royal and Poldark. Hours after our conversation, Robert took to the York Theatre Royal stage in Alan Ayckbourn’s Ten Times Table. In the audience was the legendary playwright himself. No wonder ...
  • GASLIGHT: POSTPONED UNTIL THE SUMMER

    The Marlowe Players’ production of Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton which should have been staged at Darley Abbey Village Hall from 24th until 28th March 2020 has been postponed until summer 2020 because of coronavirus. Here’s a look at the play in rehearsal.
  • Long John Silver sets sail for Derby for Easter

    For the second successive year, Derby Theatre is producing a major show featuring fully integrated British Sign Language and captioning. In 2019, the theatre presented Neil Duffield’s adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book; in 2020 Treasure Island will get similar treatment. Steve Orme chats to Derby Theatre’s artistic director Sarah Brigham about the show and what the theatre is doing regarding the ...
  • MACBETH

    By William Shakespeare Derby Theatre 3 to 14 March 2020 No outlandish concept, few gimmicks and a concentration on the text: Douglas Rintoul’s production for Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Derby Theatre is a fairly traditional take on Shakespeare’s story which points out the relevance to contemporary society. Watching on press night at Derby Theatre, I regarded some of the lines spoken by ...
  • MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS

    Written by Ron Hutchinson Nottingham Playhouse 21 February to 7 March 2020 Hollywood can be a place full of magic. It can also be full of mayhem. It’s where dreams come true. But it’s also where nightmares take root and become all too real. Ron Hutchinson knew all about how the film industry works as he was a screenwriter and experienced what ...
  • MARLOWE PLAYERS TO PERFORM GASLIGHT

    The Marlowe Players are to present Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton which will be staged at Darley Abbey Village Hall from 24th until 28th March 2020.

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  • Robert Daws: from Derby Playhouse to Partners in Crime

    Robert Daws is feeling nervous. Not something you would expect of a man who’s been acting for 40 years and has appeared in such seminal television series as The Royal and Poldark. Hours after our conversation, Robert took to the York Theatre Royal stage in Alan Ayckbourn’s Ten Times Table. In the audience was the legendary playwright himself. No wonder ...
  • GASLIGHT: POSTPONED UNTIL THE SUMMER

    The Marlowe Players’ production of Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton which should have been staged at Darley Abbey Village Hall from 24th until 28th March 2020 has been postponed until summer 2020 because of coronavirus. Here’s a look at the play in rehearsal.
  • Long John Silver sets sail for Derby for Easter

    For the second successive year, Derby Theatre is producing a major show featuring fully integrated British Sign Language and captioning. In 2019, the theatre presented Neil Duffield’s adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book; in 2020 Treasure Island will get similar treatment. Steve Orme chats to Derby Theatre’s artistic director Sarah Brigham about the show and what the theatre is doing regarding the ...
  • MACBETH

    By William Shakespeare Derby Theatre 3 to 14 March 2020 No outlandish concept, few gimmicks and a concentration on the text: Douglas Rintoul’s production for Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Derby Theatre is a fairly traditional take on Shakespeare’s story which points out the relevance to contemporary society. Watching on press night at Derby Theatre, I regarded some of the lines spoken by ...
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