• Trivial Pursuits: the Marlowe Players’ summer comedy

    The Marlowe Players in rehearsal for Frank Vickery’s Trivial Pursuits which the group last performed in 1992. https://youtu.be/ZOkKXBEVudc
  • Sergei Podobedov: world-class pianist living in Belper

    A strand of his wispy hair falls over bushy eyebrows as Sergei Podobedov, dressed in a dark T-shirt and casual trousers, makes coffee. There’s nothing unusual about his demeanour as he goes about everyday tasks without taking undue care of his hands. But this isn’t a manual labourer or someone who’s been thrust into the uppermost echelons of celebrity without ...
  • Maxwell Caulfield: back to his roots

    Whenever anyone lists the finest actors who originated from Derbyshire, names such as the late Alan Bates and John Hurt usually crop up, closely followed by current heavyweights such as Robert Lindsay and Jack O’Connell. It’s rare that Maxwell Caulfield is included. Born in Duffield, Maxwell can genuinely be described as a Hollywood superstar. He was playboy Miles Colby in ...
  • THE MEMORY OF WATER

    Shelagh Stephenson Nottingham Playhouse 3 to 18 May 2019 One of the reasons why Adele Thomas wanted to direct the comedy drama The Memory of Water was because, she argues, there are not many plays that examine the relationship between a mother and her daughters. There are even fewer that delve into the depths that Shelagh Stephenson plunders in what was her first stage ...
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    Henrik Ibsen adapted by Mike Poulton Royal and Derngate, Northampton 19 April to 11 May 2019 Even before the start, when incessant rain can be heard falling on an island near a prosperous Norwegian town, right until a climactic, portentous ending, this is a gloomy, dark play. But it has three roles that call for outstanding performances and, in Mike Poulton’s ...
  • Turn of the Screw

    Henry James, adapted by Tim Luscombe Dermot McLaughlin Productions, Mercury Theatre Colchester, Wolverhampton Grand and Exeter Northcott Theatre Theatre Royal, Nottingham 9 to 13 April 2019 Henry James’s novella Turn of the Screw has been adapted countless times for the stage, television and film. James created the kind of confusion and suspense which can appeal to audiences in different media forms, so it’s no ...

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  • Trivial Pursuits: the Marlowe Players’ summer comedy

    The Marlowe Players in rehearsal for Frank Vickery’s Trivial Pursuits which the group last performed in 1992. https://youtu.be/ZOkKXBEVudc
  • Sergei Podobedov: world-class pianist living in Belper

    A strand of his wispy hair falls over bushy eyebrows as Sergei Podobedov, dressed in a dark T-shirt and casual trousers, makes coffee. There’s nothing unusual about his demeanour as he goes about everyday tasks without taking undue care of his hands. But this isn’t a manual labourer or someone who’s been thrust into the uppermost echelons of celebrity without ...
  • Maxwell Caulfield: back to his roots

    Whenever anyone lists the finest actors who originated from Derbyshire, names such as the late Alan Bates and John Hurt usually crop up, closely followed by current heavyweights such as Robert Lindsay and Jack O’Connell. It’s rare that Maxwell Caulfield is included. Born in Duffield, Maxwell can genuinely be described as a Hollywood superstar. He was playboy Miles Colby in ...
  • THE MEMORY OF WATER

    Shelagh Stephenson Nottingham Playhouse 3 to 18 May 2019 One of the reasons why Adele Thomas wanted to direct the comedy drama The Memory of Water was because, she argues, there are not many plays that examine the relationship between a mother and her daughters. There are even fewer that delve into the depths that Shelagh Stephenson plunders in what was her first stage ...
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