Something for all tastes in new season

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Studio productions and events are a key part of the artistic programme at Derby Theatre for the forthcoming season and there’s plenty for all theatrical and creative tastes to savour.

Highlights that will be coming up include award-winning company Theatre Ad Infinitum with their stunning production of Translunar Paradise, a journey of life, death and enduring love beautifully told without words using musical accompaniment.

There is also From Scratch, anything goes nights where theatre companies, writers, performers and dancers are provided with a platform to showcase their talents, plus the Writers Guild of Great Britain will host Grassroots Writing, an evening of discussion with a panel of expert guests in the field of writing.

Meanwhile, family theatre productions will include Emil and the Detectives by Red Earth Theatre, The Boggle by Lawrence Speck and Theatre of Widdershins will present Three Billy Goats Gruff and other Furry Tales.

Also, coming in February 2014, Derby Theatre will produce and present Homer’s The Odyssey in a new version by Mike Kenny.

Derby Theatre continues to invite you to Get Involved this season.

It’s not just about seeing great shows at Derby Theatre. The opportunities and chance to participate, work in partnership and become more involved in the work

there is more available than ever before.

The work also includes: working with the vibrant community of emerging and established artists in the East Midlands to develop training and development opportunities; working in, and with, schools, community groups, local amateur theatre groups, children and young people in various ways including: workshops, youth theatre, summer school, work experience, technical consultations, community theatre group, master classes and much more.

Sarah Brigham, artistic director at Derby Theatre said: “I’m delighted to be introducing my second season. The season includes some classic stories for audiences of all ages and some contemporary and breath-taking theatre from companies such as Gecko. We have a newly revitalised Studio programme, including a regular Scratch night opportunity for local artists to show their work, and lots of opportunities to take part in such great events as Write Read where you can take the opportunity to talk about classic plays and even try your hand at playwriting yourself. I’m also thrilled to be announcing our spring 2014 show a newly commissioned version of Homer’s The Odyssey by Olivier award winning writer Mike Kenny.”

Visit www.derbytheatre.co.uk for more or call the box office on 01332 59 39 39.