• ALED JONES AND RUSSELL WATSON IN HARMONY

    Take two of the world’s greatest classical voices, get them to sing a selection of their favourite hymns, arias and popular songs, and what do you have? One of the fastest-selling albums nowadays of any genre. Aled Jones and Russell Watson are continuing their partnership with their first tour together, stopping off in Nottingham where they will perform numbers from ...
  • ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS

    Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding Derby Theatre 7 to 28 September 2019 James Corden’s career is said to have reached stratospheric levels after he appeared in One Man, Two Guvnors on Broadway. Any actor who plays the role of Francis Henshall in Richard Bean’s comedy will undoubtedly be compared with the man who ...
  • One Man Two Guvnors at Derby Theatre

    Derby Theatre and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch are collaborating for the second time on their major autumn show and in 2019 they’ve chosen to stage Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors. Steve Orme speaks to Derby Theatre’s artistic director Sarah Brigham about why she wanted to direct the farce, David O’Reilly who’s playing Francis Henshall, the part played initially by James Corden at the National ...
  • Kate Humble: the joys of mucking out

    “There’s nothing like getting outside and having a bit of dirt under your nails to make you feel alive.” The feeling of writer and TV presenter Kate Humble who’s known mainly for specialising in wildlife and science programmes for the BBC. She’s also appearing in theatres around the country and will bring her show An Evening With Kate Humble to ...
  • The Lady Vanishes: playwright’s verdict

    Playwright Derek Webb watched the Marlowe Players’ presentation of his play The Lady Vanishes at Darley Abbey Village Hall in March 2019. Here he gives his verdict on the production.  
  • 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 him 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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ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS

Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding Derby Theatre 7 to 28 September 2019 ...