The Duchess of Malfi, John Webster's acclaimed play of 1606, 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.
John Snow, Trevelyan, St Aidan's, George Stephenson and Buttered Toast battle it out to win the Locomotion Cup. A fun filled evening with original student writing provided by St. Aidan's Creative Writing Society.
Join Durham Opera Appreciation Society for their second professional event of the academic year. Last term saw a talk and masterclass with one of finest English baritones to ever grace an operatic stage, Sir Thomas Allen. Sir Tom returns for this event alongside the Executive Chairman of Glyndebourne Opera House, Gus Christie! Through masterclasses, talks and interviews, these two giants of the operatic world will be sharing their expert knowledge of the artistic and business realms of the industry; realms which both need to thrive for opera to be successful. As such, the event offers a well-rounded appreciation of opera which is perfect for anyone who is interested or fascinated by the spectacular world of opera! Join Durham Opera Appreciation Society for their second professional event of the academic year. Last term saw a talk and masterclass with one of finest English baritones to ever grace an operatic stage, Sir Thomas Allen. Sir Tom returns for this event alongside the Executive Chairman of Glyndebourne Opera House, Gus Christie! Through masterclasses, talks and interviews, these two giants of the operatic world will be sharing their expert knowledge of the artistic and business realms of the industry; realms which both need to thrive for opera to be successful. As such, the event offers a well-rounded appreciation of opera which is perfect for anyone who is interested or fascinated by the spectacular world of opera!
Join award-winning sketch comedy troupe, The Durham Revue, as they venture into the Wild West in search of ‘The Comedy Gold’. Will they find it? Probably not. But with an hour of outrageous and original sketches to be enjoyed along the way, you don’t want to miss it.
You are warmly invited to DUCT's annual Classical Acting Showcase, a showcase of some of the best acting talent in Durham!
Our finalists will perform a selection of monologues in front of a panel of guest judges, who will decide on this year's winner.
Come and watch!
Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land is actually a combination of two drama shows called Secret Love and Peach Blossom Land accidentally held on one stage.
Among them, "Secret Love" is a tragedy about a lover in war times, Jiang and Yun are in deep love but cannot be together till the end of their life. Whilst " Peach Blossom Land " is based on the old fisherman Tao (have the sound of “Peach” in Chinese), the couple Chunhua (means “Spring Flower”) and the boss Yuan Tao (have the sound of “origin” in Chinese). From the plot point of view, they each represent the traditional and avant-garde artistic style. "Secret Love" seems to be more like a mainline, while "Peach Blossom Land" is more like a sideline, interspersed in the other drama from time to time.
Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land is a comedy, combining both frustrated and humorous and showing that the helpless reality still breaks the beautiful fantasy.
About Yogurt Drama Group:
Information about the show：
时间：1月28日 6:30-9:30 （including 2 breaks）
地址： Durham Assembly Rooms Theatre
40 N Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET
The Voice of Durham is a singing competition held by CSSA(Chinese students and student association). It has been held successfully for five years. And this year, our events will be played at a delicate venue and performed by young talented singers. By the way, a secret gift will be sent by lucky draw among the audience. Welcome if you have interest in this event.
For over 40 years, Durham Drama Festival (DDF) has showcased some of the best theatrical student talent the country has to offer, winning awards in Durham and nationally. It’s an entire week of theatre that is written, produced, directed, performed and organized by students. Scratch Night presents: Tidal Waves, by Eliza Jones, Where the Sea is Pink, by Isabelle Bull, I Don't, by Jenny Pavitt , and This Little Boy and his Elephant of a Brother by Charlie Nicholson.
For over 40 years, Durham Drama Festival (DDF) has showcased some of the best theatrical student talent the country has to offer, winning awards in Durham and nationally. It’s an entire week of theatre that is written, produced, directed, performed and organized by students. General Programme 2 presents: Number Theory by Imogen Usherwood, Tourists, by Elliot Ancona, and The Landlord's Arms by Charles Edward Pipe.
For over 40 years, Durham Drama Festival (DDF) has showcased some of the best theatrical student talent the country has to offer, winning awards in Durham and nationally. It’s an entire week of theatre that is written, produced, directed, performed and organized by students. General Programme 3 presents: He Never Married, by Kane Taylor, Lungbarrow's Insomnia, by Aidas Zvirblis, and Green Alert or: How I Learned to Face my Fears and Stop Delaying the Inevitable, by Ryan King.
For over 40 years, Durham Drama Festival (DDF) has showcased some of the best theatrical student talent the country has to offer, winning awards in Durham and nationally. It’s an entire week of theatre that is written, produced, directed, performed and organized by students. General Programme 1 presents: Implosion by Isobel Flower, Laika by Aliya Gilmore, and Fishbowl by Lowri Mathias.
In the high-powered world of Vienna, Angelo begins to enact a reign of terror and brutality. Can Isabella prevent his atrocities without sacrificing her soul? A modern twist on one of Shakespeare's most famous problem plays, Measure For Measure explores the shockingly familar story of blackmail, social unrest and the imbalance of power.
A fusion of several physical performance arts, Lost Connections aims to portray universal human strategies for the pursuit of pleasure, desires, and connections. It is character-driven play that follows the lives of a travelling circus troupe and is a visually striking show in which stories unfold through the language of the body, may that be dance, acrobatics, or pantomime.
A stand-up poetry show about dead rabbits, chocolate and nostalgia.
Multi-award winning performance poet and alumnus of the Durham Revue, Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin presents a semi-coherent exploration of nothing in particular using some words that rhyme and some more that don't. Blending surreal humour with storytelling and spoken word, 'Don't Bother' is a unique hour of comedy that is not to be missed.
Bróccán is a comedian and poet from Hartlepool. He is the winner of the Manchester Slam 2018 and the Huddersfield Literature Festival Slam 2019. He was runner up in the Manchester Champion of Champions Slam and a Hammer and Tongue National Finalist 2019.
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. Going Postal, is sure to be an enjoyable 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?
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...
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 email@example.com.
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.