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A Fantastic Night In

A Fantastic Night In

This evening will see a screening of Sebastián Lelio’s Oscar-winning masterpiece, A Fantastic Woman. The film tells the story of Marina, a transgender woman faced with prejudice and cruelty as she tries to rebuild her life following the death of her partner. This film raises questions around stigmatised topics, such as prejudice, identity, and who gets to define oppressive systems of normative social values. Following the screening there will be a panel of academics and student representatives, who will engage in a discussion of the film, offering a critical perspective of its major themes.

All proceeds will be donated to GutsUK.


Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival.

www.summercity.org/

Book Tickets

Monday 10 Jun 201918:30 Book Now

The One

The One

From the team behind Fleabag and written for Phoebe Waller Bridge. Harry and Jo are stuck in a destructive relationship based on love, lust and fear. Set in one evening, their relationship reaches disturbing lows and exhilarating highs. But is the fear of being alone their only lifeline?


Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival. www.summercity.org 

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Monday 10 Jun 201919:30 Book Now
Tuesday 11 Jun 201919:30 Book Now

What We Aren't Supposed To Talk About Conference

What We Aren't Supposed To Talk About Conference

WASTA will be holding a conference with the goal of opening up discussion of stigmatised health, sexual and social topics. This conference will collate short talks, lectures and Q&A sessions with academics, student societies and public speakers, giving them a platform to break the taboo around topics of which they have person experience.

All proceeds will be donated to GutsUK


Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival.

www.summercity.org/

Book Tickets

Tuesday 11 Jun 201914:00 Book Now

Mojo

Mojo
It’s 1958. Ezra’s Atlantic Club is under siege after the deal to handover Silver Jonny goes wrong. Terrified and high on amphetamines, a power struggle ensues as the gang prepare for attack. Mojo is a fast-paced, rock 'n roll, dark comedy set in the clublands of 1950s Soho by award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth. Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival. www.summercity.org

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Tuesday 11 Jun 201919:30 Book Now
Wednesday 12 Jun 201919:30 Book Now
Thursday 13 Jun 201919:30 Book Now

Lips Don't Lie Showcase

 Lips Don't Lie Showcase

This showcase will include a combination of student-written and adapted pieces, which all focus on ‘taboo’ issues. These range from yoga farting and shaving, to threesomes and Ted Bundy. The pieces, both comical and serious, aim to normalise these topics, bringing them into everyday conversation, eliminating any embarrassment. Along with this selection of theatrical pieces there will be a variety of other numbers that will use different mediums, such as dance, poetry and song, to explore these stigmatised issues through other artistic dimensions.


All proceeds will be donated to GutsUK.


Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival.

www.summercity.org/

Book Tickets

Thursday 13 Jun 201919:30 Book Now

Orphans

Orphans

Helen and Danny keep themselves to themselves. But the outside world comes crashing into their lives one day when Helen's brother Liam turns up. Covered in blood.


Dennis Kelly’s Orphans is an award winning exploration of inner city violence, love and loss.


Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival.

www.summercity.org


Book Tickets

Thursday 13 Jun 201919:30 Book Now
Friday 14 Jun 201919:30 Book Now
Saturday 15 Jun 201919:30 Book Now

Gutted

Gutted

Tracing one woman’s journey as she navigates a life with Ulcerative Colitis (similar to Crohn’s Disease). ‘Gutted’ is an urgent, one-woman play of heart-felt honesty, hilarious anecdotes and many trips to the toilet; which seeks to confront the damaging culture of the shame surrounding ‘taboo’ topics in our society.

All proceeds will be donated to GutsUK.


Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival.

www.summercity.org/

Book Tickets

Friday 14 Jun 201919:30 Book Now
Saturday 15 Jun 201915:30 Book Now
Saturday 15 Jun 201919:30 Book Now

D'Oscars 2019

D'Oscars 2019

The biggest event in the DST calendar, with dinner, dancing, and, crucially, awards! Join us on the 16th June at the Ramside Hall Ballroom for one of the best nights of the summer!


Meat Option

-Smoked duck & citrus salad, crème fraîche and chive dressing

-Braised featherblade steak, wild mushroom bouguignon garnish and truffle oil mash

-Chocolate brownie, clotted cream ice cream and double chocolate sauce


Vegetarian Option

-Bocconcini and sunblush tomato bruschetta with pesto-dressed rocket salad

-Mediterranean vegetable & asparagus lasagne with garlic bread

-Chocolate brownie, clotted cream ice cream and double chocolate sauce


Wine:


Should you want wine - you can add half a bottle of red or white to this order. Do note that there is also a bar at the event.


You are restricted to a half a bottle of wine per ticket. If you add more wine to your basket, you will be charged for the wine although you will not recieve more than half a bottle.


You need to update your preferences as you go.


By the end, you should have in your basket one ticket and, should you wish, and one item.


Transport:


Transport will be provided. Please arrive at the DSU for 6pm, coaches leave promplty at 6.30pm.


Dress code: Black Tie



Book Tickets

Sunday 16 Jun 201918:00 Book Now (Not Open for Sale)

tuesday

tuesday

Daniel returns from school to an empty house, and we watch as the next 40 minutes of his life unfold. Joined by Sophie, they talk, joke and laugh, before he finally decides to answer his Dad's incessant phone calls. Written by Andrew Cowburn, 'tuesday' is a hyper-realistic snapshot of life, and explores how we deal with the problems of our everyday.


Part of the Assembly Rooms Theatre's Spare Room.

For more information - https://www.theassemblyroomstheatre.org/spare-room/


Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival.

www.summercity.org/

Book Tickets

Tuesday 18 Jun 201916:00 Book Now

Fit for Work

Fit for Work

Terry's worked all his life, but now he's applying for benefits.

One hour. One decision.

Is he fit for work?


Fresh from the Tristan Bates Theatre's 'Working Class Stories' season in London, we're excited to be bringing Fit For Work to a Durham audience.


Part of the Assembly Rooms Theatre's Spare Room.

For more information - https://www.theassemblyroomstheatre.org/spare-room/


Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival.

www.summercity.org/




Book Tickets

Tuesday 18 Jun 201918:00 Book Now

BEATS

BEATS

In 1994 the Criminal Justice Act effectively outlawed raves, banning public gatherings around amplified music characterised by ‘the emission of a succession of repetitive beats.’  


With a live DJ and video, Beats tells the story of Johnno McCreadie, a teenager living in a small suburban Scottish town at the time of the act. A coming-of-age story exploring rebellion, apathy, and the irresistible power of gathered youth.


Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival.

www.summercity.org

Book Tickets

Tuesday 18 Jun 201919:30 Book Now (Not Open for Sale)
Wednesday 19 Jun 201919:30 Book Now (Not Open for Sale)
Thursday 20 Jun 201919:30 Book Now (Not Open for Sale)

Minge Unhinged

Minge Unhinged

Your Aunt Fanny is an all-female comedy sketch group made up of women from the North East of England. After being founded in 2013, Your Aunt Fanny have sold out to audiences across the North East. Most notably the company boast an incredibly successful 11-night run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Ultimately, we like to think nothing is out of bounds and encourage the ridiculous and outrageous wherever possible.


Part of the Assembly Rooms Theatre's Spare Room.

For more information - https://www.theassemblyroomstheatre.org/spare-room/


Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival.

www.summercity.org/

Book Tickets

Tuesday 18 Jun 201920:00 Book Now

Test Bed

Test Bed

One man has his dreams tested. His first exposure to the outside inspires him to fulfil those dreams.


Brand new devised theatre from Wrong Tree.


Part of the Assembly Rooms Theatre's Spare Room.

For more information - https://www.theassemblyroomstheatre.org/spare-room/


Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival.

www.summercity.org/

Book Tickets

Wednesday 19 Jun 201916:00 Book Now
Thursday 20 Jun 201919:30 Book Now
Friday 21 Jun 201919:30 Book Now

Queerbaiting

Queerbaiting

Lizzie and Beth share a flat. Beth has never seen ‘Bend It Like Beckham’. Lizzie wants to change that.


'Queerbaiting' will be premiering at the Spare Room this June!


Part of the Assembly Rooms Theatre's Spare Room.

For more information - https://www.theassemblyroomstheatre.org/spare-room/


Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival.

www.summercity.org/

Book Tickets

Wednesday 19 Jun 201918:00 Book Now

The last Days of Troy

The last Days of Troy

Ten years of jealousy, yearning and lust, of tangled bedsheets and piling corpses. Ten years for the hand of one woman. Ten years, one thousand ships, and one horse...

In this dramatisation of the oldest story in Western civilisation, acclaimed poet Simon Armitage brings to life the most famous heroes in history for a vivid, visceral showdown.

Book Tickets

Wednesday 19 Jun 201919:00 Book Now
Thursday 20 Jun 201919:00 Book Now
Friday 21 Jun 201919:00 Book Now

The House of Influenza

The House of Influenza

Dracula can return to his crypt, Jaws can go back in the water, and the Babadook can Babado one. At the dawning of the zombie apocalypse, as friend and family are torn apart, only The House of Influenza will stand strong.


Part of the Assembly Rooms Theatre's Spare Room.

For more information - https://www.theassemblyroomstheatre.org/spare-room/


Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival.

www.summercity.org/


Book Tickets

Wednesday 19 Jun 201920:00 Book Now

Soho Cinders

Soho Cinders

From the writers of 'Mary Poppins' and producers of 'Six', this modern musical fable set in the London district of Soho mixes stories of politics, sex-scandals and true love. Impoverished student Robbie, who is paying for his college bills in a somewhat unorthodox way, becomes involved with the engaged prospective mayoral candidate James Prince.


James and Robbie's worlds collide forcing them to fight for their own fairy-tale ending in this hilarious, satirical twist on the classic Cinderella story.


Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival.

www.summercity.org/

Book Tickets

Thursday 20 Jun 201914:30 Book Now
Thursday 20 Jun 201919:30 Book Now
Friday 21 Jun 201919:30 Book Now
Saturday 22 Jun 201914:30 Book Now
Saturday 22 Jun 201919:30 Book Now

Black Training

Black Training

Black Training' is a journey into a microcosm of implicit racism exploring the microaggressions at the heart of prejudice. This unique ride takes a look into the minds of those holding unconscious biases and allows an exploration of how good people can justify this, what they’re thinking, and what it means for those on the receiving end.


Follow Jeremiah and Maleeka’s train journey as they explore the many facets of racism that continue to pervade contemporary society.


Part of the Assembly Rooms Theatre's Spare Room.

For more information - https://www.theassemblyroomstheatre.org/spare-room/


Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival.

www.summercity.org/

Book Tickets

Thursday 20 Jun 201916:00 Book Now

Ophelia is Also Dead

Ophelia is Also Dead

Ophelia, in a space for her to talk, for once.


Winner of Best Writing, Best Director, and Best Female Actor at the Durham Drama Festival 2019.


Part of the Assembly Rooms Theatre's Spare Room.

For more information - https://www.theassemblyroomstheatre.org/spare-room/


Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival.

www.summercity.org/

Book Tickets

Thursday 20 Jun 201918:00 Book Now

Children of the QuornTM

Children of the QuornTM

Former stars of the multi award-winning Durham Revue and “comedy geniuses" [Jeremy Vine], Andrew & Ambika present a new sketch show, complete with séance. From dying onstage to straight-up dying, this is how two friends fill their time whilst waiting for the dead to arrive. From winners of the Derek Award for Best Sketch Show at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 & 2017, Children of the QuornTM is an hour of intelligent, original, high-energy comedy that will raise the roof and raise the dead.


Part of the Assembly Rooms Theatre's Spare Room.

For more information - https://www.theassemblyroomstheatre.org/spare-room/


Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival.

www.summercity.org/

Book Tickets

Thursday 20 Jun 201920:00 Book Now

Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost

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.

Book Tickets

Friday 21 Jun 201914:30 Book Now
Saturday 22 Jun 201914:30 Book Now
Sunday 23 Jun 201913:30 Book Now

All Over Lovely

All Over Lovely

Two women, ghosts from each other’s pasts, meet before a funeral. One of them maintains defiantly that lipstick and a Porsche is not a betrayal of feminism; the other’s anarchist principles have turned into an organic fruit and vegetable company who supply to Sainsbury’s. A biting dialogue about adolescent sexual awakening, politicised lesbianism and womanhood, 'All Over Lovely' slowly reveals that their childhood turns out to be darker than at first glance...


Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival.

www.summercity.org/

Book Tickets

Friday 21 Jun 201919:00 Book Now
Sunday 23 Jun 201919:00 Book Now
Monday 24 Jun 201919:00 Book Now

Blackbird

Blackbird

Fifteen years ago, Ray and Una were in love. They planned on running away to start a new life together in Europe. Fifteen years ago, Una was twelve and Ray was forty. Now, Una has come back to confront Ray about what he did to her. What follows is an intense discussion about love and abuse, and how the two may be intertwined.


Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival. www.summercity.org 

Book Tickets

Saturday 22 Jun 201919:30 Book Now
Sunday 23 Jun 201914:30 Book Now
Monday 24 Jun 201919:30 Book Now

Iolanthe

Iolanthe


Durham Opera Ensemble presents Gilbert and Sullivan's classic comic opera, Iolanthe. Please join us in the beautiful St. John's College Gardens at the end of June for what promises to be a great show!


Years after being banished from fairyland for marrying a mortal, Iolanthe is visited by her sisters who miss her. Meanwhile, Iolanthe's half fairy, half man son Strephon seeks to marry the Lord Chancellor's ward, Phyllis. Upon their marriage being rejected by the peers, the fairies reap revenge by magically making Strephon an MP with the ability to pass any bill. Chaos ensues!


Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival.

www.summercity.org  



Book Tickets

Saturday 22 Jun 201919:30 Book Now
Sunday 23 Jun 201915:00 Book Now
Sunday 23 Jun 201919:30 Book Now

Working

Working

The hopes, dreams, joys and concerns of the average working American are the focus of this unique, extraordinary musical. That the everyday lives of common men and women should be so compelling and moving will surprise and inspire anyone who has ever punched a time clock.


Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age, featuring new songs by Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia and James Taylor.


Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival.

www.summercity.org

Book Tickets

Saturday 22 Jun 201919:30 Book Now
Sunday 23 Jun 201919:30 Book Now
Monday 24 Jun 201919:30 Book Now

Heroes and Villains

Heroes and Villains

A musical showcase introducing some of the best talent in DST as they perform songs around the theme Heroes and Villains, as well as a brand new performance by DIM presenting their Fringe routine! Come be part of a funny, light-hearted and original evening full of musical theatre classics and improvised comedy.


Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival.

www.summercity.org/  


Book Tickets

Monday 24 Jun 201920:00 Book Now

We'll Have Nun of It

We'll Have Nun of It

An original student written song cycle as part of HBT New Work. 1967 in the East end of London at St Lidwina's School for Girls. We follow four boarding students through their experiences, a look at life growing up in a Convent school. The production is based on real-life stories, encapsulating themes such as Irish immigration, loss, love and sexual awakening. A retrospective glance to a simpler time, four girls journey through adolescence, trying to answer questions that remain on their lips. From defiant teens rebelling against the system to those that are just trying to fit in, We’ll Have Nun of It looks to explore, through song, the highs and lows of their convent experience. A contemporary song cycle which celebrates important changes and tackles the darker side of Convent life; it infuses a melange of styles including electronic, choral and soul.


Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival.

www.summercity.org/

Book Tickets

Tuesday 25 Jun 201914:00 Book Now
Wednesday 26 Jun 201914:00 Book Now

The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper

An original student adaptation of ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’. The show tells the story of a Victorian woman driven to madness by dehumanising and destructive psychological treatment. Her husband and the doctor have agreed she should be confined to her bed in an isolated mansion to overcome her ‘hysteria’ after the birth of her child. She craves intellectual stimulation, activity, and loving understanding. Instead she is ordered to her bedroom to rest and ‘pull herself together’. Here, slowly but surely, the tortuous pattern of the yellow wallpaper winds its way into the recesses of her mind.


Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival.

www.summercity.org/

Book Tickets

Tuesday 25 Jun 201916:00 Book Now
Wednesday 26 Jun 201916:00 Book Now

The Tempest

The Tempest
Following exile by her treacherous brother and the King of Naples, Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan is isolated with his daughter Miranda and nymphs on a desert island, until he casts a storm to seek revenge. For tickets: https://www.galadurham.co.uk/galapost/the-tempest/ Presented as part of the Summer and City Festival. www.summercity.org/

Book Tickets

Wednesday 26 Jun 201919:30 Book Now (Not Open for Sale)