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Hild Bede Theatre Presents their epiphany musical, 'Cabaret'.
In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.
Please note that Friday's performance will be Black Tie and the cost is therefore an extra £1.
Aidan’s College Theatre presents ‘Fat Men in Skirts’ by Nick Silver
“What if we’re two loons, nutty as fruitcakes, and there’s no one else around as a sanity barometer?”
Following a traumatic plane crash, Phyllis, and her son, Bishop, are left stranded on a desert island for five years. Having to fend for themselves, they must dine on the bodies of those less fortunate. At home, Howard, Phyllis’ husband and film director is carrying on with his ex-pornstar mistress, Pam. Phyllis and Bishop return and the four characters must live together in a house of lies and savagery.
Nicky Silver’s razor-sharp wit and unnerving plot lines creates a truly dark comedy that should not be missed. This show will be visiting Durham’s Cafedral for just two nights. Book now to avoid disappointment!
22nd and 23rd February- 7.30pm (Doors open at 7.15pm)
Ticket Prices £6 (DST), £6.50 (Student), £8 (Standard)
Please note this play contains themes of sexual violence and cannibalism.
Jerusalem tells the story of gypsy, compulsive liar and drug dealer Johnny “Rooster” Byron and his stand against modern suburban life but his lifestyle is put into question when he wakes up on St George’s Day with an eviction notice.
Contains mature content throughout
She Loves Him, He Loves Her Not' is a hilarious commedia dell'arte play filled with mischief, magic, and love triangles (of course). Set in Italy, the play follows heartbroken Smeralidina on her quest for the love of her cherished Oratio.
Join Pitch Productions and the Durham LGBT+ Association for a one-night celebration of LGBT+ History Month, all in aid of charity! By turns comedic, moving and honest, this showcase shines a light on the experiences of the LGBT+ community in Durham and beyond.
We are Torts & Tina, a new comedy duo launching our first show: ‘Torts & Tina: Untamed and Intolerable’. Using farce, music, dancing and excessive amounts of Abba, we explore a year in the life of a student Durham alongside wider themes of friendship and morality.
Have you ever dreamed of being a famous literary character? Gatsby, Dracula, and Gandalf aren't sure. Hamlet dreads it. The thought of all the blank verse... In PUNS INTENDED, an eclectic mix of ten well-known characters are entangled in a comedy which catches them unawares between their worlds.
A wager by Professor Higgins sets in motion a musical escapade in Victorian London with the transformation of Eliza Doolittle from flower seller to society beauty. But has he taken on more than he can handle, and at what expense?
The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus and his servant Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus and Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, wild mishaps based on mistaken identities ensue, reflecting all of Shakespeare’s comedic and farcical genius.
DULOG Presents 'I Love You Because' In association with Green Door Theatre Company.
I Love You Because is a modern twist on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, set in New York City. A young, uptight greeting card writer’s life is changed when he meets a flighty photographer. Along with their eccentric friends and siblings, they learn to love each other not in spite of their faults, but because of them.
Join us for Durham Opera Ensemble's Annual Ball celebrating another fantastic year of the society!
A stunning physical adaptation of Kafka's terrifying tale about a man who wakes up one morning to discover he has turned into an insect. Horrified by this transition, his family try to care for their son, but find the cost altogether too high.
Elysium Theatre Company present
the Northern Premiere of
JESUS HOPPED THE ‘A’ TRAIN
by Stephen Adley Giurgis
Directed by Jake Murray.
Cast includes Alice Frankham, Faz Singhateh, Danny Solomon,
Angel Cruz is standing trial for shooting the Reverend Kim in the ass (Reverend Kim later died). Lucius Jenkins is on appeal, a paranoid schizophrenic serial killer who has found God, trying to avoid the death penalty for the murder of eight people. For one hour each day, both men share adjacent cages on Rikers Island, New York’s top security prison. Then one day they get talking.
’Jesus Hopped The ‘A’ Train’ is a funny, powerful, adrenalin-fuelled drama of good and evil, penalty and redemption, God and the Devil by award-winning American playwright Stephen Adley Giurgis (‘Our Lady of 121st Street’ (Broadway, NY), ‘The Motherfucker With The Hat’ (National Theatre) and ‘The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot’ (Almeida).
Elysium TC is a new theatre company dedicated to bringing the best of world theatre to the North. Their debut production, 'Days Of Wine And Roses', received rave reviews when it played at the Assembly Rooms in Durham and 53two in Manchester last year. This is their second premiere at the Assembly Rooms, where they are Resident Company.