• Les Dennis: from Coronation Street to the RSC

    Les Dennis as Priuli in Venice Preserved at the RSC, Stratford (image: Helen Maybanks) “Jack of all trades, master of some.” That’s how serious actor, soap star, comedian and gameshow host Les Dennis sees himself after almost 50 years in showbusiness. After an amazing year in which he made his Royal Shakespeare Company debut, the all-round entertainer is preparing for ...
  • A Christmas Carol

    Charles Dickens, adapted by Neil Duffield Derby Theatre 29 November 2019 to 4 January 2020 Five years after staging A Christmas Carol, Derby Theatre has brought back Neil Duffield’s adaptation of the Dickens’ story with a new cast and a different director. The 2014 version was directed by the theatre’s artistic director Sarah Brigham. She has now handed over responsibility for the ...
  • Director discusses And Then There Were None

    Director Chris Davies discusses the Marlow Players’ presentation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, which will be staged at Darley Abbey Village Hall from  19 until 23 November 2019.
  • Scrooge flies into Derby for Christmas

    Derby Theatre is bringing back a show it produced in 2014, Neil Duffield’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. Oliver O’Shea who was associate director on the theatre’s last two Christmas productions, Aimée Kwan, taking her first professional roles as Belle and Beth, and former Flying Pickets singer Gareth Williams who plays Scrooge talk about A Christmas Carol which will ...
  • The Black Veil

    John Goodrum based on a short story by Charles Dickens Rumpus Theatre Company Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield 19 to 21 September 2019 Each year Rumpus Theatre Company mounts tours of plays which aims to serve up a few chills on a dark, cold evening. For 2019 John Goodrum, founder of the Derbyshire-based company, is reviving his 2001 work The Black Veil as well ...
  • Rugeley Poisoner tale to be told on stage

    While working as a television producer, Steve Orme came across the true story of Staffordshire doctor William Palmer who became known as the Rugeley Poisoner. In 1856 Palmer was executed for the murder of his friend John Parsons Cook. He was also alleged to have killed four of his five children, his wife, mother-in-law and drunken brother among others. There ...

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A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens, adapted by Neil Duffield Derby Theatre 29 November 2019 to 4 January 2020 Five years after staging A Christmas Carol, Derby Theatre ...