Buttered Toast proudly presents evenings of entertainment in collaboration with Papyrus. The profits will be fully donated to the Papyrus Charity. They are a small charity that work to breaking the stigma around suicide.
The evening will consist of a succession of concerts, where a series of different Durham based bands such as:
- The Funkhaus Collective
- Lord Emu
- Basement Jazz
- The happy bunny and the shy pigs
(AND A SPECIAL GUEST who will be announced shortly before the evening)
KEITH: 'Standing in the Rain' is KEITH's brand new sketch comedy show. Fast-paced and dynamic, the show covers everything from Mumford and Sons to deathbeds, walking on the moon to radiotors under duress. We've even got a song.
The long-awaited return of the Assembly Rooms Theatre. At the heart of the historic city of Durham, the Assembly Rooms will be holding an Open Day on Saturday 26th October to reintroduce the community to the building following its year-long refurbishment.
The Open Day will be followed by an open-mic style event, christening the new theatre. Everything from music and dance to theatre and comedy will grace the stage!
All are welcome!
The Ives Ensemble will be celebrating MUSICON’s fiftieth anniversary with a series of concerts that express their affinity with and deep commitment to music in and from Durham. In the recent past, Durham has also become a centre for contemporary music – more composers in this versatile and pioneering field are based here than anywhere else in the North-East. Over three concerts this internationally renowned and distinguished group will perform works by no less than six composers who form part of the recent musical fabric of Durham.
Booking availble here:
For one performance only, the members of Woodplayers will take to the stage of the Mark Hillery Arts Centre to provide a night of theatre entertainment. From your favourite upbeat show tunes to hard hitting emotions, this is a night not to miss!
Billy is dead. Shot by his daughters. But through a series of interviews, a nightmare system of abuse is revealed, as decades of trauma and abuse are slowly uncovered. Shelagh Stephenson's multi-award winning play explores the complex suffering of one family, and the courage it takes to finally break the silence of the cycles of violence.
The rooftop of a house in present day Ireland, and young tearaways Casey and Mikey are stuck up on the roof, the police circling below. An unconventional gay love story, mercifully free of the usual angst or stereotyping, and told in funny, vivid dialogue.
ʺForgive me or kill me. That's the only choice you got.ʺ
South Africa, New Year's Eve 1989: a new country is about to born. On a rundown funfair somewhere in the wilderness two men confront each other, one white, one black, both with blood on their hands...
Elysium TC bring the northern premiere of Athol Fugard's masterpiece of guilt and redemption to the Spare Room, the first professional production to play in Durham's exciting new space.
Part of Black History Month. Special Q&A after the show on October 31.
First came Polly. Then Annie, Liz and Kate. And now Mary. Five women; one fate. Murder consumed them. But does it define them?
Timeworks Theatre presents an imagined meeting in death of the five victims of Jack the Ripper, incorporating the bawdy humour and songs of Victorian music hall.
The apocalypse was originally planned for 2012, but clashed with the Olympics, and so has been rescheduled to now: 2019. Join award-winning sketch comedy troupe, The Durham Revue, as they celebrate the final hour of human existence.
One of the most infamous scandals in financial history becomes a theatrical epic in Enron, a dazzling exposition of the shadowy mechanisms of economic deceit.
At once a case study and an allegory with continuing importance, the play charts the notorious rise and fall of the company Enron and its founding partners Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling. Mixing classical tragedy with savage comedy and surreal metaphor, Enron follows a group of flawed men and women in a narrative of greed and loss which reviews the tumultuous 1990s, and the financial chaos which has spilled over into our century.
We are Durham Improvised Musical and we create never-before-heard musicals based entirely upon your suggestions! From saving the Durham branch of Subway from mosquitoes to pregnancy tests on the moon - DIM have it covered. Join us for a night of tuney loons and loony tunes! (16+ recommended)
Richard Hannay is a Canadian visitor to London. At the end of "Mr Memory"'s show in a music hall, he meets Annabella Smith, who is running away from secret agents. He agrees to hide her in his flat, but she is murdered during the night. Fearing that he could be accused of the murder, Hannay goes on the run to break the spy ring.
DULOG presents Tony award-winning, Company, Sondheim’s whirlwind musical comedy. Company takes us on a journey with bachelor Bobby on his 35th birthday, surrounded by his best friends, 5 married couples. Company navigates life, love and marriage in New York City.
A maniacal killer is at large and Kleinman is caught between conflicting factions with plans on how to catch him. Kleinman, a logical man in a mad world, is indecisive and insecure; he doesn't want to get involved but everyone is after him to make a choice. He is even accused of being the culprit. When Kleinman confronts the maniac (who looks no different from anyone else), he is stabbed. Everyone rushes off to pursue the still elusive killer.
A complex and intense portrait of the mechanics of a family - and a marriage - through the eyes of four siblings struggling to define themselves beyond their parents’ love and expectations.
When a naked photograph of schoolgirl Scarlett goes viral, rumours spread across smartphones like wildfire and her reputation becomes toxic, threatening to shatter the fragile unity of the girls she has grown up with. But how long can Scarlett remain silent? And why isn't it the same for boys?
A timeless portrayal of power and desire, Salomé finds escape from her lecherous stepfather in
her love for the imprisoned prophet, Jokanaan. But, when her love is spurned, she will seek a
terrible price for her vengeance.
Durham University Classical Theatre present Oscar Wilde's timeless tradgedy in a vibrant and physical production.
Rodgers & Hammerstein never imagined Shall We Dance? as a comic dance between a towering beauty and her diminutive admirer; nor did they think a lovelorn lad might pose the question, How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? This revue shows how up-to-date R&H remain.
DOE are excited to present an evening of three short operas as their first term performance and hope that you enjoy! The first act made up of 'Hand of Bridge' by Barber, a jazz opera, and ‘Trouble in Tahiti’ by Bernstein, another jazz opera which blends musical theatre with traditional opera singing. The second act is the lesser known 'Noye's Fludde' by Britten, a modern rendering of Noah’s ark.
Respected London magistrate Mr. Posket has never done anything shocking in his life; which only makes it all the more surprising when his strangely mature stepson, Cis, manages to coax him into an ill-fated night on the town.
Ooook!'s The Magistrate will have all of its profits donated to charity.
"THE DUCHESS OF MALFI, John Webster's acclaimed play of 1613, is a heart-wrenching tale of demonic jealousy, an empowering femme fatale and tragic self-reinvention. This modern production will shed new light on the traditional tale."
In a white dining room a child is bored at a dinner party. The child takes the adult into the magical story of the Ramayana, using household props, coloured lights and paints, the white boring dinner party is gradually destroyed.
Performed shortly after Diwali, Sita will take you on a journey of Indian mythology and culture.