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Durham Revue - Returners Show

Durham Revue - Returners Show

The restless souls of award winning sketch comedy group, The Durham Revue, are back from the dead for one night only, with some Unfinished Business to attend to...


Fresh from their sold out run at London's Drayton Arms Theatre, The Durham Revue 2021 return to home turf with their final show: 'Unfinished Business'. From the group that brought you Ed Gamble, Nish Kumar, Jeremy Vine, and many more, this is an hour of cutting-edge student comedy that will leave you 'in fits of hysterics' (DST First Night).



‘Durham...had the crowd screaming for more’ ★★★★★ - Intermission Bristol



‘High energy and excellent performance talent’ ★★★★ - National Student



‘Outrageous, energetic and intensely funny… I could have watched at least another hour’ ★★★★ - EdFringeReview



TW // Strobe lighting // Adult language


This is a Live Performance staged in the Assembly Rooms Theatre

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Sunday 10 Oct 202120:00 Book Now

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

Tennessee William’s masterpiece unravels the complexities of Southern belle Blanche DuBois against the backdrop of post-war New Orleans whilst exploring sexuality and the dynamics of violence and desire.


A Streetcar Named Desire epitomises Tennessee William’s genius through its intricate exploration of sexuality and violence in post-war America. Blanche DuBois arrives in New Orleans to unite with her sister, Stella. She meets for the first time her Stella’s husband, Stanley Kowalski. Lost in an illusionary world and teetering over the edge, Blanche’s tumultuous mind gradually unravels as she develops an attraction for his friend and faces the thinly veiled suspicion of her brother-in-law. A Streetcar Named Desire questions the boundaries between violence and desire whilst untangling the troubled dynamic shared by trauma and victimisation.

TW // Sexual Abuse// Violence// Alcohol misuse// Profanity


This is a Live Performance staged in the Mt Oswald's Hub

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Saturday 16 Oct 202118:30 Book Now
Sunday 17 Oct 202118:30 Book Now

Medea

Medea

Medea is betrayed. Her husband left her and their children for a younger woman; they face exile and disgrace. But Medea will not accept such disrespect passively. Consumed by fury and revenge, the strong-willed, fierce Medea seeks for the greatest revenge possible...


Our modern adaptation of the play, which integrates live jazz, gospel and soul music resonates with the rise of feminism today, weaving together the Ancient Greek tragedy with modern themes of injustice and feminism. The typical “femme fatale” takes on a new meaning destabilising typical ‘norms’ to explore gender conflict and the radical “otherness” that the play explores, breaking down the bridge between ancient and modern world.

TW // Death // Violence // Blood


This is a Live Performance staged in the Assembly Rooms Theatre

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Thursday 21 Oct 202119:00 Book Now
Friday 22 Oct 202119:00 Book Now
Saturday 23 Oct 202119:00 Book Now

TDTC Freshers' Showcase 2021

TDTC Freshers' Showcase 2021

A staple of DST’s Michaelmas calendar, Tone Deaf Theatre Company presents their annual Freshers’ Showcase. Durham’s newest students perform some of musical theatre’s greatest showstoppers for one night only.


Tone Deaf Theatre Company is delighted to return to the Assembly Rooms Theatre for their annual Freshers' showcase. Featuring a variety of musical theatre's most beloved ballads and bangers, TDTC's Freshers' Showcase will no doubt deliver a plethora of standout performances from Durham's newest intake. Whilst this yearly production is always an incredible opportunity for a troupe of freshers to have their Durham stage debut, it also provides Durham's existing students with an invaluable look-in at DST's up-and-coming talent. With a track record of successful showcases, this evening of musical theatre is not to be missed

TW // N/A


This is a Live Performance staged in the Assembly Rooms Theatre.

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Sunday 24 Oct 202119:30 Book Now

The Single Lady

The Single Lady

A brand-new, student-written musical focusing on the infamous love triangle between Elizabeth I, her cousin Lettice Knollys and Robert Dudley.


As the daughter of Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth knows how much love can go wrong, but when she is seduced by courtier Dudley, History asks her one question: how far must a woman go to win at a man's game? Written by Will Geraint Drake and Lauren Brewer, 'The Single Lady' offers a glimpse into the sacrifice and personal cost to be a female leader in a man's world. Perhaps the “Virgin Queen” really isn’t all she seems in the history books...


TW // Mature themes & language // insinuation of sexual assault // flashing lights


Staged in the Assembly Rooms Theatre

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Thursday 28 Oct 202119:30 Book Now
Friday 29 Oct 202119:30 Book Now
Saturday 30 Oct 202119:30 Book Now

Carrie

Carrie

Michael Gore’s Theatre World Award winning bloodthirsty musical ‘Carrie’ is a dynamic and dramatic show about a girl whose powers will ensure Prom night takes an unexpected, gory turn…


Carrie is an outcast. Overpowered by her ferociously religious mother, and restricted by her inhibitions, she is taunted and harassed by her classmates. She is lost, alone, and miserable. The twist in the tale lies in her telekinetic powers, unbeknownst to her peers. When she is publicly humiliated at her school prom, it is Carrie's turn to take control - and revenge.

TW // Blood, gore // Death // Fanatical Christianity // Sexual References // Explicit Language // Mature Themes


This is a Live Performance staged in the Assembly Rooms Theatre


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Wednesday 3 Nov 202119:30 Book Now
Thursday 4 Nov 202119:30 Book Now
Friday 5 Nov 202119:30 Book Now
Saturday 6 Nov 202114:30 Book Now
Saturday 6 Nov 202119:30 Book Now

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

Taking Hamlet from a worm’s eye view, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is an absurdist, existential tragicomedy, that asks what happens when reality and illusion intermix, offering profound reflections on the inevitability of fate.


Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead tells the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet from the worm’s eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. This Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy take over the lead roles but do so in a world where reality and illusion intermix mercilessly. As Rosencrantz and Guildenstern attempt to figure out their purpose, their role, and their meaning onstage, Hamlet’s journey continues in the wings, offering a unique angle on acting itself as our two heroes remain bound to their inevitable fates and unable to participate in conflict unfurling off-stage, leading to a tragically unavoidable end.


TW // Sexual references


This is a Live Performance staged in the Assembly Rooms Theatre

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Thursday 11 Nov 202119:30 Book Now
Friday 12 Nov 202119:30 Book Now
Saturday 13 Nov 202119:30 Book Now

DUCT Classical Acting Showcase

DUCT Classical Acting Showcase

DUCT’s annual Classical Acting Showcase sees some of Durham’s finest acting talent deliver classical monologues in a bid to become 2021’s winner. The showcase offers a fantastic display of student talent, standing as testament to DST’s incredible range.


The DUCT Classical Acting Showcase is a staple part of the company’s annual programme, offering actors an opportunity to showcase their talent in a competitive environment and audiences the opportunity to see some of Durham’s finest at work! Consisting of a series of monologues by each performer, delivered to both an audience and industry professionals acting as judges, the showcase and its previous winners, finalists and judges are all testament to the ongoing success of DST.


TW // TBC


This is a Live Performance staged in the Assembly Rooms Theatre


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Sunday 14 Nov 202119:30 Book Now

The Crucible

The Crucible

Based on the Salem Witch Trails of 1692–93, the play functions as an allegory for McCarthyism in 50s America and explores themes of corruption, hysteria and justice.


This exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. The story focuses upon a young farmer and his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the farmer's wife to be arrested for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others.

TW // Murder // Suicide // Rape // Swearing


This is a Live Performance staged in the Assembly Rooms Theatre

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Friday 26 Nov 202119:30 Book Now
Saturday 27 Nov 202119:30 Book Now
Sunday 28 Nov 202119:30 Book Now

Edges

Edges

From the award-winning writers Pasek & Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land), Edges is a modern song cycle exploring love, commitment and finding your identity against all odds.


'Edges' is a one-act song cycle, written by Tony, Oscar and Grammy winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman, La La Land, Dogfight). This coming-of-age musical features contemporary songs that address some of the most challenging aspects of adulthood, including relationships, career prospects, commitment and failure. Delivering heartbreak and humour in equal measure, 'Edges' captures the struggles of today’s youth whilst also emphasising the importance of hope in the face of adversity. Tone Deaf Theatre Company is thrilled to bring this musical to the Durham stage once again.

TW // N/A


This is a Live Performance staged in the Assembly Rooms Theatre

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Thursday 2 Dec 202119:30 Book Now
Friday 3 Dec 202119:30 Book Now
Saturday 4 Dec 202119:30 Book Now

Miranda

Miranda

It doesn't matter what Miranda attempts in life, whether it's dating or simply dealing with her overbearing mother, she always seems to fall flat, quite literally. Come see the stage adaptation of the iconic TV series! Such fun!


Miranda is all about freely and uniquely being herself, she gallops and never runs, puts fun above all else and constantly finds herself in hilarious, compromising situations. Throughout the duration of the play her typical antics ensue as we follow the general plot of the show's first season: Miranda is reunited with an old school friend, Gary, discovering she, terrifyingly, has feelings for him. Come see Ooook! Production's adaptation of the iconic TV series this December in the Assembly Rooms! Such fun!


TW // Partial nudity // Sexual references


This is a Live Performance staged in the Assembly Rooms Theatre

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Thursday 9 Dec 202119:30 Book Now
Friday 10 Dec 202119:30 Book Now
Saturday 11 Dec 202115:00 Book Now
Saturday 11 Dec 202119:30 Book Now