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Things for Alex are good. He loves his wife, his daughter, his city, his job. But sometimes the force of life can crash against you. Sometimes everything you thought you could always depend on can be taken away.
Sea Wall is a story about family, fear and the things that can’t be undone.
As Jonathan Harker travels from London to visit the mysterious Count Dracula at his castle in Transylvania, he is warned of the evil and darkness that surrounds the Count.
Castle Theatre Company presents an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, a chilling gothic tale of the battle for power between the protagonists and the deadly Count. Taking place in the historic Norman Chapel in Durham Castle, the play explores the issues of identity and sanity, sexuality and desire, and the fear of the different and unknown. Ideologies will crumble. Loyalties will be tested. Blood will flow.
Please note this production contains scenes of a sexual nature.
Travel the world with DOE. Our original performance, comprised from the best scenes from some of the most iconic operas, takes you to the far corners of our planet. Travel to Greece and Japan with Monteverdi and Puccini, Israel and Spain with Handel and Bizet, Italy and Germany with Mascagni and Humperdink and many more, all from the beautiful setting of Castle Great Hall.
It is a muggy autumn afternoon. An elderly, gout-ridden professor brings his glamorous and beautiful second wife Yelena to his crumbling rural estate. For Vanya, the estate's caretaker, time has drizzled away in the shadow of the brooding house. Plagued by envy at the professor’s professional and personal success, he is seized by an obsessive love for the vibrant Yelena. The family doctor, Astrov, also sees Yelena as a breath of fresh air. Soaked in vodka and regret, each tries to escape the clutches of their strangled life, and regain the dreams they once had. What follows is a psychological daisy-chain of passion and frustration
Bitter runners-up of the Derek Award for 'Best Sketch Comedy Show' 2018 and grateful ‘Best Show’ 2018 nominees, The Durham Revue return to home soil from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for one night only, and on their 45(ish) Year Anniversary - they're tackling the time-ghost.
From the group that brought you Nish Kumar, Ed Gamble, Alex MacQueen and Jeremy Vine, expect 'addictive theatre’ (Palatinate) in racier content, experimental styles, and bassy-er tunes on top of their usual boasts; a vibe and chemistry that is 'highly professional, wonderfully witty and perfectly paced' (Broadway Baby).
Don’t miss this.
Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone’s never felt like this before.
In this fast moving kaleidoscope, more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know. Love and Information is a contemporary play that first previewed at the Royal Court and explores the evolving relationship between human and technological interaction.
Everybody knows that war is hell - but few know it better than the women of Athens and Sparta. Conflict between their two cities has lasted decades: their banks are empty, their families are torn apart, and their love lives are ruined. Fed up of men calling the shots, the feisty Lysistrata unites them to strike back at their husbands, taking away the one thing they cherish the most: sex. What follows is a battle of words, wills, and buckets of water that will change the future of both cities.
After being unsuccessful in Hollywood, Chance Wayne wanders back to his hometown, accompanied by fading actress, Alexandra Del Lago. Chance is still smitten with his former sweetheart Heavenly, but her family are determined to keep them apart. When Alexandra leaves town, Chance is left in a dangerous situation.
In this shocking contemporary drama, two school children narrate their experiences of the 2004, Beslan school siege. Through a blend of naturalistic dialogue and devised movement, this play explores how children react to such traumatic events, and process the many confronting anxieties that pervade society.
Are we alive, or just breathing corpses? Amy’s found another body in a hotel bedroom; there is a strange smell coming from one of Jim’s storage units; Kate is losing it after spending all day with the police. There is no going back after what has been seen. This pulsating drama traces the tale of events backwards after the discovery of a corpse in a hotel room. This is another Laura Wade smash hit that is not to be missed!
Rob finds life confusing in a world of unwritten rules. If there's no one around to tell him right from wrong, except for a copy of FHM and a call-centre supervisor, he just has to guess. But he's never been very lucky, and sometimes he gets his guesses very wrong.
Both awkwardly hilarious and painfully uncomfortable, 'Stacy' is a sexually explicit confessional monologue for one male performer and a slide projector.
‘Something Dark’ tells the real life story of Manchester based poet Lemn Sissay, his upbringing in the foster care system, and his search for his family and true spirit.
You’re seven years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’. She finds it hard to be happy.
You make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world.
Everything worth living for.
1. Ice cream
2. Water fights
3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV
4. The colour yellow
A play about celebrating all that life has to offer and the lengths we go to for those we love.
Based on true and untrue stories, it is both hilarious and heart wrenching.
A New York Critics pick, this one person show is filled to the brim with joy and life affirming positivity.
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is a musical comedy showcasing the hilarious, emotional and relatable aspects of modern day relationships, exposing ʺeverything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, spouses and in-laws, but were afraid to admit".
A controversial new gaming experience is inspiring a generation. In Killology, players are rewarded for torturing victims, scoring points for ‘creativity’. According to its creator, Killology isn’t sick. Because yes, you can live out your darkest fantasies, but you don’t escape their consequences. Out on the streets, not everybody agrees with him.
“Who is that?”
“He’s my favourite.”
“I think he’s everyone’s favourite.”
Caitlin and Sophie meet at university and quickly become best friends. United by their love of crisp sandwiches and the latest X Factor sensation, One Direction, they plaster the walls of their room with pictures of the band’s charismatic heartthrob, Harry Styles. But over time, the obsession that initially brings them together starts to have more damaging effects.
Castle Theatre Company presents Harry – a play about friendship, fandom, and Harry Styles. exploring the impact on young people of a celebrity-obsessed, Twitter-fuelled culture where fantasy and reality are dangerously close.
Inspired by events of the Algerian War, La Casbah explores the struggle between coloniser and colonised, as both sides exchange acts of ever-increasing brutality. Samia, aged 17, is a National Liberation Front (FLN) urban guerrilla, tasked with carrying out bombing attacks against civilians.
Please note this production contains scenes of violence and racism.