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A soul-searching exploration of one person's journey to find their place and purpose in life, Pippin is a musical about an ordinary person on an extraordinary journey. Originally directed by the great Bob Fosse, this musical explodes with joy, magic and thrill, told by a mysterious troupe of Vaudeville players who promise ‘a finale you will remember for the rest of your lives…’
Ooook! Productions presents Sir Terry Pratchett's Mort! When Death seeks out an apprentice, he chooses Mort. It seems like a dream job - food, a bed, a horse and being dead isn't even a requirement. However, Mort will soon learn that being Death's apprentice isn't all so easy...
This performance will take place at Durham School
Pink Mist is a contemporary verse-drama about coming home. Arthur, Hads and Taff, three teenagers from Bristol, leave the monotony of their civilian lives behind for the camaraderie and purpose of the army. After one tour of Afghanistan they return as changed men, and it falls to the women in their lives – ‘Britain’s true conscripts’ – to pick up the pieces. For Lisa, Gwen and Kate, it soon becomes apparent that their tour has only just begun.
Castle Theatre Company present ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s seminal rock musical examining psychological breakdown and the cult of celebrity in the final week of Jesus’s life.
Warning: this production contains flashing lights and strobe effects.
Durham Opera Ensemble returns to the Gala performing Strauss classic operetta 'Die Fledermaus'. When Dr Falke enlists his friends and acquaintances to play a prank on his friend Gabriel Eisenstein, a night of wine, forbidden love and mistaken identity ensues. Suitable for all ages, 'Die Fledermaus' is a light-hearted farcical comedy, and a fantastic way to introduce new theatre-goers to opera.
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KEITH, Durham University’s newest sketch comedy troupe, is back after a highly successful autumn with their new show ‘KEITH: Why did the Chicken Cross the Road?’
Nothing is off limits; from nursery rhymes to the Berlin Wall, KEITH refuses to hold back.
Friday 22nd and Saturday 24th February. 8pm. Dowrick Suite, Trevelyan College.
Three universities. Three troupes. One night.
The award-winning Durham Revue are joined by the world-famous Cambridge Footlights and esteemed Oxford Revue for a night of rib-tickling absurdity with the three biggest names in student wit. This is a night of cutting-edge student comedy not to be missed.
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The good people of Gilbert have valued ‘The Chicken Ranch’ for years. However, the narcissistic television personality, Melvin Thorpe, is hell-bent on shutting it down. Will he succeed in his moral crusade of destroying the best little whorehouse in Texas?
A childless baker and his wife endeavour to lift their family curse by journeying into the woods, where they encounter Rapunzel (and her witchy ʺmotherʺ), Cinderella, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Little Red Riding Hood and other classic fairy tale characters, and they all must learn the responsibility that comes with getting what you want.
After a 15-month international tour, rock star Paul is at the height of fame. With unlimited money and power, he can do anything he desires. But as Paul is confronted with returning home to London, it might be time to face the music.
The web of mystery surrounding Baskerville Hall is so strange that only Sherlock Holmes can take on this case. Lord Baskerville is found dead beside footprints of a phantom hound and his heir receives an ominous warning. Holmes and Watson must now discover the truth about what lurks on the desolate moor.
Rosie Dart and Rhys Rodrigues, in collaboration with Buttered Toast and DIM, present their Fringe style piece of theatre, 'TAPPUCCINO'.
From beanie to cappuccinie and set in the humble Swiss mountain village of Gstaad, Rosie and her baRHYSta will take you on a wild and wholly caFUNnated journey.
A piece of original, fringe-style theatre, get ready for crazy times, coffee rhymes, and the rejection of traditionalist theatrical paradigms.
Join Kaia in this hypnagogic play as she goes on holiday to the afterlife with hopes of meeting her dead mother; whilst traversing entire worlds, Kaia encounters a myriad of characters doing their best to enjoy life-after-death. This devised piece promises to be an unmissable psychedelic odyssey of self-discovery.
‘True friendship is to understand and to be understood’ for Fearn, Pia, Olivia and Lauren this has fallen by the wayside. Can something really be fixed if it was already broken?
'25 & Counting' is an original play, written by Florence Petrie, which explores the friendships and relationships of young people living in London. The play looks at how we interact with one another, and how other people can negatively affect our sense of self. Fundamentally asking the question: 'Where does our happiness come from?' This play contrasts naturalism with high energy physical scenes.
The Durham Showcase is a collection of monologues and duologues performed by a troupe of Durham's most talented finalist actors. The Showcase is previewing in Durham in the Music Department Concert Room before moving on to London where it will perform at The Tristan Bates Theatre in March. Come along to see some quality acting and show support!
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King Ferdinand of Navarre and his friends vow celibacy for three years in order to devote themselves to scholarly pursuits. They forswear women for this period in order to keep their minds solely focused on learning. Unfortunately for them, they have forgotten that the Princess of France and her ladies are scheduled to visit on diplomatic business - when they meet, romantic chaos ensues as their vows are tested.