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The Durham Revue present: North of the Wall ft. The Leeds Tealights & The St. Andrew's Revue
North of the Wall is Durham’s first and only showcase of student sketch comedy from universities of The North. Three become one, as The Durham Revue invite friends of funny, The Leeds Tealights and The St. Andrew’s Revue, to meet for one huge night of student wit. Expect variety, panache and certified silly fun; this will be sketch comedy at its most Cooplands.
Hild Bede Theatre's critically acclaimed production of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche will return to the Gala Theatre for one night only.
Buy your tickets here: www.galadurham.co.uk/galapost/5-lesbians-eating-a-quiche
It’s 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast, but will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town?
This show promises to be a side splitting, surprisingly emotional, hysterically funny, cult hit.
Respect The Egg!
To say Jen is out of her depth as Head of I.T. is a criminal understatement. However, not having a clue what I.T. stands for won’t stop her as she fights off everything corporate life throws her way.
This showcase will consist of performances of songs from your favourite Tony award winning musicals performed by some of the best musical talent in Durham, along with improvised musical theatre performed by the DIM troupe.
Dress Code: Black Tie.
You turn eighteen and life seems full of possibilities. It stretches out like an endless road in front of you. It is probably the best moment in your life. But for some people, they never get this moment. For some people their life has just two paths. ‘Aaron’ explores the life through the eyes of Aaron, an eighteen-year-old boy with Prader-Willi Syndrome, to show that nothing is as simple as it seems.
The supply of souls has been drying up. Death urgently needs to rebrand, and enlists the help of a marketing guru to make the whole dying business seem… a bit more palatable to the public. A dark comedy about life, death, and the weird space in between.
HERMIT is a creative-hyphen-celebrity known for the things he did Before. He now chooses to live a life of solitude, only emerging for the purpose of collaboration, innovation and socio-political demonstration(s). Since his metamorphosis however, he has never spoken directly to the public. Until tonight. This is a once in a lifetime event [HERMIT reserves the right to repeat the event given its commercial success] to exist in the same room as the self-titled Visionary and witness his process. CRITICS ARE BANNED.
Durham Festival of the Arts presents it's first Open Mic night held in the black box theatre.
Aboard the HMS Pinafore, the Captain's daughter, Josephine, and the seaman, Ralph, desperately want to marry but are prevented by Josephine's father, due to Ralph's lower social standing. But will the Captain change his mind about loving across social boundaries when Buttercup, a nanny, declares her own love for him?
In 1788, British convicts sentenced to transportation arrive in Sydney. As disorder rages in the camp, Second Lieutenant Ralph Clark decides to stage a play with the convicts as actors and the boundaries between prisoner and gaoler begin to blur…
Musical with the music of Madness and named after one of their hit singles. Through the music of Madness, writer Tim Firth explores the themes of love, family, growing up, responsibility, and dealing with losing the people that shape us.
In an oak-panelled room in Oxford, ten young bloods with cut-glass vowels and deep pockets are meeting, intent on restoring their right to rule. Members of an elite student dining society, the boys are bunkering down for a wild night of debauchery, decadence and bloody good wine.
But this isn’t the last huzzah: they’re planning a takeover.
Welcome to the Riot Club.
Elysium Theatre Company presents
TWO BY BECKETT: FOOTFALLS and KRAPP’S LAST TAPE
A double bill of short plays by the master of modern drama, Samuel Beckett, each a haunting meditation on life, love and longing.
KRAPP’S LAST TAPE
Every year a writer, Krapp, celebrates his birthday by making a recording of the year’s events. Now an old man, this year he prepares by listening to one he made thirty years before. In so doing he confronts his younger self, his dreams, his hopes and the women he loved…
A woman paces endlessly, measuring our her life in footfalls, revolving the past in her mind until she can make sense of it. As she paces, the presence of her mother watches, a memory, a ghost, longing to reach out.
Award-winning playwright Samuel Beckett transformed world drama with his surreal, poetic plays. Most famous for Waiting For Godot and Endgame, his work is presented all over the world. Elysium Theatre Company are proud to bring these two short masterpieces to Durham for the first time.
Elysium Theatre Company is Durham’s only independent professional theatre company. Currently resident company at the Assembly Rooms, our goal is to bring the best of world theatre to the North.
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 at The Assembly Rooms Theatre before moving on to London where it will perform at The Tristan Bates Theatre in July. Come along to see some quality acting and show support!
Tickets are free. To reserve tickets in advance please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org