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Doctor Who!

Doctor Who!

Ooook! returns with its annual 'sitcom'. This year its Dr Who adapted by Harry Threapleton. The Doctor and Donna are investigating Adipose Industries and its mysterious weight loss pills, comically missing each other at every turn. They must work together to stop the Racnoss and her army of robot Santas.


Donna Noble’s life changed forever the day she met the Doctor. Years ago, on what was meant to be her wedding day, she found herself teleported into his Tardis (a bigger on the inside police box that can travel through time and space) and found herself in a battle against a creature from another world.


But then the pair parted ways and life went back to normal. Determined to do good in the world and hopeful to find the Doctor again, Donna investigates Adipose Industries and their supposedly miraculous weight loss pills. Little does she know that the Doctor is there also, and that the pair of them will have to contend with an all new, much cuter threat.


Adapted from the hilarious episodes “The Runaway Bride” and “Partners In Crime”, this play is a non-stop rollercoaster of energy, thrills and fun that traverses time and space.


Content Warnings: flashing lights/ diet culture/ sexual references/ references to and depictions of violence/ audience interaction/ arachnophobia


Tickets:    

£7 Standard    

£6.50 Concession

£6 DST Members  


This event takes place at Sir Thomas Allen Assembly Rooms Theatre


Doors will open at 7pm (2pm), the Show will start at 7.30pm (2:30pm) and finish approximately at 10pm (5pm), including a 20-minute interval

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Saturday 15 Jun 202414:30 Book Now
Saturday 15 Jun 202419:30 Book Now

Much Ado about Nothing

Much Ado about Nothing

The Snow-Globe is delighted to present our summer production, William Shakespeare’s uproarious comedy 'Much Ado About Nothing'.


Set in Messina, the play follows two pairs of lovers, who each face trickery and malicious schemes which threaten to derail their relationships. The wit and banter between characters makes this classic romantic comedy a delightfully amusing watch.


Content Warnings: Violence / Misogyny / Antisemitism

 

£7 Standard    

£6 Concession

£5 DST Members  


This event takes place at Mount Oswald Hub Hall,  John Snow College DH1 3FR


Doors will open at 6pm (matinee 2pm), the play will start at 6.30pm (matinee 2.30pm) and finish approximately at 8.50pm (matinee 4.50pm), including a 20-minute interval

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Saturday 15 Jun 202418:30 Book Now
Sunday 16 Jun 202414:30 Book Now
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Beethoven's 5th Symphony

Beethoven's 5th Symphony

Durham University Orchestral Society is delighted to present 'Beethoven's 5th Symphony' performed by one of Durham's most elite chamber orchestras in Durham Town Hall, alongside Prokofiev's 'Peter and the Wolf'.


Hosted in the atmospheric Durham Town Hall, Durham University Orchestral Society is delighted to present 'Beethoven's Fifth Symphony', performed by one of Durham's leading chamber orchestras. The programme boasts an exciting and renowned compilation of repertoire, featuring Beethoven's 'Egmont' and the 'symphonic tale for children', 'Peter and the Wolf' by Sergei Prokofiev. Complementing the symphony orchestras performance, 'Beethoven's 9th Symphony', held on 14th June in Durham Cathedral, this performance will celebrate Beethoven and Prokofiev's success as two of the most prolific composers within musical history.


Tickets:    

£16 Standard    

£12 Concession

£9 DSM Members  


This event takes place at Durham Town Hall DH1 3NJ


Doors will open at 7pm, the Show will start at 7.30pm and finish approximately at 9pm

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Saturday 15 Jun 202419:30 Book Now

Cassandra

Cassandra

An adaptation of Euripides' Trojan Women, follow Cassandra, mad prophetess of Troy, as she takes you through her past, present and future, and shines a light on the often forgotten women of the Trojan War.


An adaptation of Euripides' Trojan Women, Polloi Productions is proud to present a student-written play, where we follow Cassandra, mad prophetess of Troy through her past, present, and future, all while shining a light on the forgotten and oft villainised women of the Trojan War. Perfect for fans of Madeline Miller and Natalie Hayes, come see this feminist retelling of women often smeared by history.


Content Warnings: Sexual Assault/ Strong Language/ Death/ Misogyny/ References to War

Please note that this play is not suitable for under 16s.

 

£5 Standard    

£4.50 Concession

£4 DST Members 


This event takes place at Merryoaks Community Hall, Durham DH1 3QF


Doors will open at 7pm, the Show will start at 7.30pm and finish approximately at 8.45pm

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Saturday 15 Jun 202419:30 Book Now

Shrek the Musical

Shrek the Musical

TCMS presents our annual show: Shrek the Musical. Set in a mythical “once upon a time”, Shrek the Musical tells the story of the green ogre everyone knows and loves.


After being mocked his entire life by anything that crosses his path, Shrek retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. When a gang of fairy-tale characters invade his sanctuary after being evicted by the evil, vertically challenged Lord Farquaad, Shrek strikes a deal: he’ll get their homes back if they leave him alone! And so, Shrek sets off on his quest, where he meets a yapping donkey, and rescues a princess - Fiona. But before he can get home, he finds out that the princess isn't quite how she first appeared.


£8.50 Standard    

£7.50 Concession

£7 DST Members  

£6 Trevelyan Student


This event takes place at Sir James Knott Hall, Trevelyan College


Doors will open at 7pm, the Concert will start at 7:30pm and finish approximately at 9:50pm, including a 20-minute interval

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Saturday 15 Jun 202419:30 Book Now

The Oaks

The Oaks

DUCC presents a choral celebration of the British Countryside, Memory and the Divine, with music from the renaissance to the present day.


Durham University Chamber Choir presents ‘The Oaks’, a choral celebration of the British Countryside, Memory and the Divine.

The programme encapsulates musical imagery of earthly and heavenly beauty. The first half circles around the music of Durham alumnus, Patrick Hawes, the “Vauday Part Songs”, written as a reflection of the Grimsthorpe Castle Estate. The concert will feature music from the present, compositions by 20th century composers, such as Gurney’s powerful “Since I Believe in God the Father Almighty” and back to early Renaissance polyphony with Gombert’s solemn motet, “Media Vita”.


£10 Standard    

£7 Concession

£5 DSM Members  


This event takes place at Durham School Chapel, Quarryheads Lane DH1 4SZ


Doors will open at 7pm, the Concert will start at 7.30pm and finish approximately at 8.45pm, including a 15-minute interval

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Sunday 16 Jun 202419:00 Book Now

HBT Presents Miscast Showcase

HBT Presents Miscast Showcase

HBT's annual Miscast Showcase returns! Miscast presents performers in musical theatre role-reversal, allowing for moments of both comedy and heart-touching emotion.


Described as 'one of the most enjoyable nights in the DST calendar' (DST First Night), Miscast entails a range of solo, small group and full company numbers in roles the performers would never get to play. Hild Bede Theatre are excited to bring back this annual tradition, of a light-hearted evening of musical theatre.

   

£6.50 Standard    

£6 Concession

£5.50 DST Members 


This event takes place at Sir Thomas Allen Assembly Rooms Theatre


Doors will open at 7pm, the Concert will start at 7.30pm and finish approximately at 9.30pm, including a 20-minute interval

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Sunday 16 Jun 202419:30 Book Now

Newspaper Punchlines

Newspaper Punchlines

Hot off the press, Shellshock! writes a hilarious brand new front-page news story based on your suggestions! Join them for their 50-minute improvised show for the inside scoop on the most unbelievable headlines (that never really happened)!


Shellshock! Improvised Comedy's crack team of reporters has the inside scoop on an exclusive headline! Join their newspaper editor in this narrative-based improvised comedy show, as they discover a hilarious brand new front-page story each night based on your suggestions. There are laughs aplenty waiting for scandal enthusiasts and comedy lovers alike in this 50-minute show - help Shellshock! to discover the funniest news stories hot off the press!


This is a preview of Shellshock!'s annual summer tour before it travels to the Durham, Newcastle, and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.


Content Warnings: As the show is improvised, we can't predict the content exactly. However, we always strive to avoid heavy topics and keep our shows light. There will also be audience participation and possibly some strong language.

 

£5 Standard    

£3.50 Concession, DST and Shellshock members


This event takes place at Durham Students' Union, Dunelm House DH1 3AN


Doors will open at 7:15pm, the show will start at 7.30pm and finish approximately at 8.30pm

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Sunday 16 Jun 202419:30 Book Now

The D'Oscars 2024

The D'Oscars 2024

It's the D'Oscars 2024! Come and join us for a night of fun, entertainment and festivity as we celebrate a year of fantastic performing arts! With a three course meal, entertainment and the much coveted awards, this is certainly not a night to miss.


We are delighted to invite you all to the D'Oscars 2024, held this year at the beautiful Beamish Hall.


This is a night dedicated to celebrating all of the dedication, creativity and enjoyment that has contributed to such a marvellous year of Durham Student Theatre. Your ticket will include transport to and from the venue, a Prosecco drinks reception, a three-course meal, entertainment all night long and of course, a front-row seat to the most highly-anticipated awards ceremony of the year.


We cannot wait to celebrate with you and round off the year with a spectacular night!


Tickets are limited to make sure to snap them up quick!


£65 standard

£59 DST Members


This event takes place at Beamish Hall DH9 0YB, where the celebrations begin at 6pm and finish at midnight

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Monday 17 Jun 202418:00 Book Now (Not Open for Sale)

Storie Sacre e Profane

Storie Sacre e Profane

Dunelm Consort and Players in collaboration with soprano Emma Kirkby DBE and theorbist Jonatan Bougt present "Storie Sacre e Profane" for their final concert of the academic year.


Celebrating the vocal music of early c.17th Italy, Dunelm Consort and Players present "Storie Sacre e Profane" for their final project of the year. In collaboration with soprano Emma Kirkby DBE and the orbist Jonatan Bougt, the concert will feature a variety of madrigals, solos and choruses before culminating in the astonishing "Jephte" by Carissimi.
Involving two internationally renowned early musicians and a dozen student musicians, this concert will showcase many of the treasures of the early music repertoire and is not one to be missed - now with a special summer price!

 

£18 Standard    

£14 Concession

£10 DSM Members  


This event takes place at Durham Town Hall


Doors will open at 7pm, the Concert will start at 7.30pm and finish approximately at 9.30pm, including a 15-minute interval

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Monday 17 Jun 202419:30 Book Now

Brace Yourselves!

Brace Yourselves!

Brace yourselves for a melodic evening of barbershop, packed to the brim with Disney, musical theatre, and jazz classics like you’ve never seen them before!


Hold onto your boater hats, because Full Score are back with their much-anticipated end of year concert! Before they take their show to Edinburgh Fringe, don’t miss the chance to see their explosive full chorus in action, alongside some of their award-winning quartets. An evening of silky-smooth barbershop packed to the brim with Disney, musical theatre, and jazz classics, awaits. So keep an eye out for their boaters and braces, because you don’t want to miss this one of a kind show!

 

£8 Standard    

£7 Concession

£6 DSM Members 


This event takes place at Fonteyn Ballroom, Dunelm House DH1 3AN


Doors will open at 7.15pm, the Concert will start at 7.30pm and finish approximately at 9pm, including a 15-minute interval

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Tuesday 18 Jun 202417:00 Book Now

DULOG presents: Legally Blonde

DULOG presents: Legally Blonde

‘Legally Blonde’ brings the story of Harvard sweetheart Elle Woods to the stage in glittering pink glory, featuring high-energy dance to a catchy pop score that will leave you feeling ‘so much better’ than before!


DULOG presents the award-winning musical ‘Legally Blonde’ at the Assembly Rooms Theatre this summer! Based on the smash hit film, follow sorority girl Elle Woods as she enrols at Harvard Law School to win back her boyfriend, and on the way tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Featuring high-energy dance to a catchy pop score, this show is guaranteed to leave you feeling ‘so much better’ than before!


Content Warning: Sexual assault / body shaming and objectification


Tickets:

£8.50 Standard  

£7.50 Concession

£7 DST Members


This event takes place at the Sir Thomas Allen Assembly Rooms Theatre

Doors will open at 7pm, matinee at 2pm

The Show will start at 7.30pm and finish approximately at 10.00pm including the 20-minute interval. Saturday matinee from 2.30 to 5.00pm.

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Wednesday 19 Jun 202419:30 Book Now
Thursday 20 Jun 202419:30 Book Now
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Saturday 22 Jun 202414:30 Book Now
Saturday 22 Jun 202419:30 Book Now

Sherlock Holmes: The Strange Case of Miss Faulkner

Sherlock Holmes: The Strange Case of Miss Faulkner

Incriminating evidence, aristocratic blackmail, a mortal enemy... mystery is afoot!


Alice Faulkner inherits a collection of letters and photos that incriminate certain aristocrats in the area who wish to have the documents destroyed. To serve justice to her deceased sister, from whom she inherited the letters, Alice joins forces with a thieving sibling duo who wish to blackmail the aristocratic family.

When Sherlock steps in to help, invited by Alice’s maid, the family seek the help of Sherlock’s enemy, Moriarty, to help destroy Sherlock Holmes and the incriminating documents.


In this classic mystery, presented by FHTC, not everyone is who they seem. Can you help solve the mystery?


Content Warnings: Violence / Threat / Themes of adultery / Blackmail / Drug References

 

£7 Standard    

£6 Concession

£5 DST Members 


This event takes place at Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College


Doors will open at 7pm, the play will start at 7.30pm and finish approximately at 9,45pm, including a 15-minute interval

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Wednesday 19 Jun 202419:30 Book Now
Thursday 20 Jun 202419:30 Book Now
Friday 21 Jun 202419:30 Book Now

We're Not Going Back

We're Not Going Back

75 Mines. 3 Sisters. 1 Cause. (And a six pack of Babycham)


2024 is the fortieth anniversary of the 1984/85 miners’ strike, a dispute that still resonates today. But the strike wasn’t just about pickets vs police – in this hard-hitting musical comedy there are no miners and no cops. Instead, we follow the fortunes of three sisters in a pit village, hit hard by the Government’s war against the miners and determined to set up a branch of ‘Women Against Pit Closures’.


Early 1984, and Olive, Mary and Isabel are sisters whose everyday squabbles collide with a strike that forces them to question their lives, their relationships and their family ties.

This strike wasn’t just a war fought on the battlegrounds of picket line, Parliament and public opinion. It was as much a battle in the homes and families of those fighting for their communities.


We’re Not Going Back tackles the resilience of working communities, the make-and-mend fabric of family and the power of sticking two fingers up to a government hell-bent on destruction… and all with humour, song and a six pack of Babycham.




Triggers: Sensitive subject matter, Strong language, balloon pop


This performance is recommended age 12+.

The Difference Engine will allow live captions directly to audiences’ phones



All Tickets £15  


This event takes place at The Sir Thomas Allen Assembly Rooms Theatre, 40 North Bailey, DH1 3ET


Doors will open at 7.30pm, the performance will start at 8pm and finish approximately at 9.45pm. There will be a short interval.

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Thursday 11 Jul 202420:00 Book Now

Othello

Othello

Elysium Theatre Company presents OTHELLO by William Shakespeare

part of the Durham Shakespeare Festival 2024


“Perdition catch my soul but I do love thee, and when I love thee not, chaos is come again.”


Award-winning Elysium Theatre Company returns to the Assembly Rooms with new production of Shakespeare's immortal tragedy of love.


Cyprus is under threat from an invasion from the Turks. The Duke of Venice sends his best general, Othello the Moor, to defend the island in its hour of need. Othello is newly married to the young and beautiful Desdemona. Their love seems indestructible. But as the fate of Europe hangs in the balance Othello’s malevolent officer Iago has other plans. Determined to destroy his commander, he rips apart Othello’s love for Desdemona by sewing seeds of jealousy in his tortured mind.

 

Praise for previous productions at the Assembly Rooms:


'Extraordinary... electrifying.' - Mirage News, 'Macbeth' 2023


'A tremendous success... truly excellent.' - Palatinate, 'Reiver' 2023


'As powerful today as it was when it shocked European audiences.' - NE Theatre Guide,'A Doll's House' 2022


www.elysiumtc.co.uk


SUPPORTED BY THE ARTS COUNCIL OF ENGLAND



£18 Standard    

£13.50 Concession

£10 Student

£7.50 DST Members


This event takes place at Sir Thomas Allen Assembly Rooms Theatre


Doors will open at 7pm, the Performance will start at 7.30pm and finish approximately at 10pm, including a 15-minute interval

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Wednesday 16 Oct 202419:30 Book Now
Thursday 17 Oct 202414:30 Book Now
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Saturday 19 Oct 202419:30 Book Now