Dramatic week at guildhall

Ghost Ship
Ghost Ship

There’s a bumper crop of dramatic treats on offer to enjoy at Derby’s Guildhall Theatre this week.

Soldiers’ Wives (Thursday, October 10) is a play by Sarah Daniels, starring Casualty’s Catherine Shipton.

Based on real interviews conducted with wives of serving military men, Soldier’s Wives is the story of five women living on an army base, dealing with the constant tension of waiting for their partners to return to them unharmed from active duty in Afghanistan.

Funny, heartfelt and compelling, Solders’ Wives weaves together five real accounts of the daily unease, hope and despair experienced by the wives of servicemen on active duty.

Tickets are £13 with concessions available.

Rumpus Theatre Company, who are renowned for their striking special effects, return to Derby with a popular double-bill Sherlock Holmes – A Study in Fear (Friday, October 11) and Joseph Conrad’s spine-chiller The Ghost Ship (Saturday, October 12)

In Sherlock Holmes – A Study in Fear (pictured above left), Professor James Moriarty, has shown his hand and he and Sherlock Holmes lock horns in deadly combat, which leads to a breath-taking showdown at the tumultuous Reichenbach Falls.

The Ghost Ship (pictured above right) is a spookily atmospheric sea story by Joseph Conrad. His tongue loosened by liquor, Conrad tells his daughter Bea and her fiancé Joe the spine-chilling tale of a storm-battered ship and of the ghost of a fearful sailor, a ghost who comes to haunt all their dreams. Tickets are £14.25 with concessions.

In addition, Badapple Theatre Company perform Kate Bramley’s heartwarming comedy Eddie and the Gold Tops on Tuesday, October 22, about a milkman who hits the big time with his catchy tunes and cheeky personality.

Tickets for all of the plays are available on 01332 255800.