Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows; she's fallen in love with a sweet, young man from a respectable family. With his cherished Morticia in the dark, will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret? One thing is certain, nothing will be ‘normal’ on the fateful night our favourite kooky family host a dinner for Wednesday’s boyfriend and his parents.
Warning: This production contains flashing lights, smoke and haze and morbid themes.
Disco Inferno is a fun jukebox musical including classics such as 'I Will Survive', 'Play That Funky Music' and 'Crocodile Rock'
Jack is an aspiring musician who wants nothing more than to be famous, so signing away this thing called a soul is a small price to pay. But Jack soon finds all that glitters isn't gold on the other side, especially if you're all out of love...
Moist von Lipwig is a con artist, a fraud, and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged or get Ankh-Morpork’s ailing postal service back up and running. Whatever happens, through lightning or fire, the mail must get through.
Ooook! Productions present their annual Pratchett spectacular! The story of a conman gone horribly right, Going Postal will be a riotous evening of fantasy and fun.
An absurd, hilarious and fast-paced comedy by Tom Basden, writer of some of Britain's most acclaimed TV comedies.
When a plane crash kills all but four of its passengers, the survivors are left stranded on a desert island. Gus, Marie and Ian are colleagues who were on their way to a conference, whilst the other is a lone teenage girl, Erin. Surely somebody will find them. Planes don't just disappear, do they? And, if no one's coming... what do they do now?
After its sell out, five star run in July, Finola Southgate’s original musical ‘We’ll Have Nun of It’ returns to Durham’s Assembly Rooms Theatre after a series of development workshops.
Through a melange of choral, pop and soul music, We’ll Have Nun of It follows four convent school students as they navigate growing up in the restrained and confusing world of 1967. Based on personal experiences, the production seeks to bring to life real stories of Irish immigration, faith, homosexuality and sisterhood.
'Don’t miss this ‘beautiful, touching experience’ (Palatinate)
Eugene Onegin, originally set in 1820s St Petersburg and its surrounding countryside, follows the story of a selfish hero who lives to regret his rejection of a young woman’s love and his careless incitement of a fatal duel with his best friend. Adopted from Pushkin's novel-in-verse, this Tchaikovsky masterpiece (in translation) is a stunning example of lyric opera.
It's 1959, and the T-Birds and Pink Ladies are ready for their senior year at Rydell High School. During the summer vacation, greaser Danny Zuko fell for Sandy Dumbrowski in a whirlwind romance that neither of them thought would last. When they unexpectedly discover they're now attending the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their relationship or is Danny more worried about maintaining his tough-guy reputation?
The Foodbank sits like a war bunker; an abandoned city of tins and boxes trapped in a ceaseless cycle of poverty. In the past, lords would give tiny amounts to the starving poor as acts of “charity”. Power was disguised under the veil of charity. The alms-giving parish of old is replaced by the modern Foodbank, the church of the modern day. The Oxfordshire Rising is relived, and the tins are out of date.
Join performers from Durham University alongside RTProjects for an evening of entertainment and a celebration of life. Performed in aid of raising money for suicide prevention in the North East. Acts to be annouced soon...
KEITH. are back, and there are no half measures. Their attack on the Fringe begins at Babylon with their biggest show of all-time: one night, fifty-five sketches, three hundred people. There's never been more at stake as KEITH's no-nonsense, uncompromising comedy hits the big time.
1963. San Francisco. A group of young marines are out for one final night of debauchery. Cruel bets intwine their lives with an awkward waitress, Rose. Through tricks played, Rose grows into the heroine we all need showcasing compassion and love. Adapted from the River Phoenix film of the same name by the genius behind Dear Evan Hanson, Pasek and Paul's Dogfight recieved rave reviews.
In a dystopian London ravaged by lawlessness, a gang of youths survive by fulfilling their clients’ wildest fantasies. As events spiral out of control, the gang must question how far are they willing to go to save the ones they love. Called Phillip Ridley's 'masterpiece', this disturbing production has polarised critics and audience alike since its birth.
The life of Dijana Polancec: professional romantic, eternal optimist, and accidental prostitute. "I know exactly how much I am worth. I am worth one thousand euros because that is how much Babac paid for me. To put this in easy language, that is like two-and-a-half iPhones." Lucy Kirkwood's award-winning play uses wit and tenderness to explore sex-trafficking in the modern day.
Durham Student Theatre proudly present the Durham Showcase 2020! 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 in the Assembly Rooms Theatre before moving on to London where it will perform at The Tristan Bates Theatre in March. Come along to see some quality acting and show support! Tickets are free - to reserve in advance please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Osborne's landmark drama of sex, class and marriage that revolutionised British drama in an electrifying new production created especially for the Assembly Rooms...
With Danny Solomon as Jimmy Porter ('Miss Julie', 'The River', 'Playland'), Hannah Ellis Ryan as Alison Porter ('Coronation Street' & 'The River') and Edmund Dehn as Colonel Redfern ('Krapp's Last Tape', 'Judge Minty' & 'Knightmare'...
A unique North East theatrical production looks set to do for celebrity psychics what Alan Partridge did for radio presenters. There’s Someone Coming Through is an affectionate look at what happens to famous clairvoyants when the entity they most need to reach is the ghost of their own career. Neville Vaughan was a once-respected psychic, but a fall from grace has reduced him to backstreet gigs as he owes the taxman thousands, his ex-wife is taking him to the cleaners, and there's that whole saga with the Puerto Rican bell boy... Written by Sunderland playwright Lee Stewart, the production takes the form of an actual, semi-serious clairvoyancy evening and is not one to miss!
Based on true events, and untold stories, these are the Tales from Star City. The Soviet Union. 1967. The Space Race is at its height. One woman, Polina Semyenova, is at the centre of it all. She is the listener. Hidden away in the pithily named ‘Closed Military Townlet No. 1’ (later to become the eponymous Star City), Polina looks back on her dreams of being part of the great Communist movement, during one of the most dramatic decades of the Cold War. Join Polina as she reaches for the stars, and journeys through some of the brightest and darkest moments of the Space Race. Tales from Star City is embarking on a national tour after a five star run at the Chiswick Playhouse in Spring 2018, and a transfer to the King’s Head Theatre in early 2019. It is Dan Dawes’ fourth play after Steel Tumbleweed, The Signalman, and Axolotl.
A dying man’s wish; for Ugly Bucket to create a show about death. Will it be subtle? Will it be profound? Probably not. Ugly Bucket process the death of a friend in the only way they know how; through a high energy maelstrom of clowning, slapstick, verbatim, and thumping techno tracks. Good Grief is a paranormal physical performance of loss and the memories left behind, from the company that took NSDF 2019 by storm!
Everyone says that university is the best three years of your life! So what happens next? What happens when you still have questions, but everyone expects you to have all the answers? Based on the true experiences and stories told by graduates, join three clowns as they leave the comfort of timetables, deadlines, and student life behind and enter the real world. A world full of expectation, proper jobs, and council tax. The multi award winning Edinburgh Fringe sell-out hit Bost-Uni Plues comes to Durham, in an explosion of energy, honesty, dance, physical theatre, techno, and plain silliness that explores post-graduate life through the good, the bad and the ugly.