Exciting season on the way at theatre

Derby Theatre will produce and present an eclectic and exciting range of productions and events this autumn and winter.

Kes will be the first of four Derby Theatre productions for the autumn season, running from September 13 until October 5.

The Opinion Makers, a brilliant and funny new musical, will be presented in co-production with the Mercury Theatre, Colchester, from November 13-23.

Christmas will bring not one, but two, produced festive shows – Horrible Histories: Horrible Christmas, from the phenomenally popular Terry Deary, co-produced with the highly acclaimed Birmingham Stage Company and a charming and sparkling new version of the classic Pinocchio, in association with Hiccup Theatre Company by that acclaimed writer for children, Michael Rosen.

Presented shows in the autumn season include: London Classic Theatre’s production of Harold Pinter’s enthralling and provocative production, Betrayal, from September 5-7; Bill Kenwright and Agatha Christie Limited’s presentation of the queen of crime’s classic Go Back For Murder from October 8-12; and John Godber’s September in the Rain, starring Claire Sweeney and John Thomson, which will run from October 22-26.

Sarah Brigham, artistic director at Derby Theatre, said: “I’m delighted to be introducing my second season. The season includes some classic stories for all ages such as Kes, a brand new musical in co-production with Mercury Colchester and some contemporary and breath-taking theatre.

“We have a newly revitalised Studio programme, including a regular Scratch night opportunity for local artists to show their work.”

For full season details, including how you can Get Involved, visit the website at www.derbytheatre.co.uk or call1332 59 39 39 to book.