• Rick Wakeman: still going strong at 70

    At the age of 70 most people probably think about taking life a little bit easier. But not Rick Wakeman. Even after three heart attacks because of an unhealthy lifestyle and at one point being given only 24 hours to live, the keyboard virtuoso is still going strong. He’s just finished his first solo tour of the United States and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Assassins

    Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman Nottingham Playhouse 30 October to 16 November 2019 There is a particular moment during Bill Buckhurst’s impressive production of Assassins when the genius of Sondheim is at its clearest and most potent. Samuel Byck, the man who attempted to assassinate president Richard Nixon, berates politicians who can’t be trusted. His prescient speech is so ...
  • 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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Assassins

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman Nottingham Playhouse 30 October to 16 November 2019 There is a particular moment during ...