Studio has treats galore for the summer

Derby Theatre''Photo by Chris Seddon

Derby Theatre''Photo by Chris Seddon

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Derby Theatre’s summer season in the venue’s Studio has plenty to entice theatregoers of all ages.

Season highlights in the Studio include Joan, a Derby Theatre production, a powerful one-woman show which looks at the life of Joan of Arc through the medium of a Drag King cabaret. Joan, part of the RETOLD series, which explores classic plays from the perspective of key female characters, is on from July 16-18.

Every Brilliant Thing, one of the hits from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year presented by Paines Plough, is a quirky show which lists everything brilliant about the world, on from June 26-27 and Tamasha’s production of Blood by Emteaz Hussain, a heartfelt new play directed by Esther Richardson from June 19-20.

Other Studio shows include: Backdown, on May 1, by Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company in association with The Roundhouse; Plastic Figurines, on May 9, by Box Of Tricks; We Can Be Heroes, on May 29, by Sometimes We Play, in association with LittleMighty; Get a Round, on May 30, by Eggs Collective; From the Cradle to the Bin, on June 5, by A Ship of Fools Theatre Company; and Vanity Bites Back, on June 12, by Helen Duff.

For children and young people at Derby Theatre, participatory opportunities include: Youth Theatre for ages 8 – 19; Young Technicians for young people aged 11 – 19 who are looking for technical hands-on experience in theatre; Theatre Thinkers, a group who work together with our Creative Learning Associate to decide on how we can make Derby Theatre more exciting and relevant for young people; Free Fun Drama Workshop, a high energy physical workshop for 14 – 19 year olds and the Derby Theatre Summer School, a week of learning skills and creating a performance during the summer holidays.

For more information about all of these opportunities email: learning@derbytheatre.co.uk

For artists and participants, opportunities include: Costume Unpicked, Technical Advice & Training, Professional Placements, Hire a Costume, Tamasha Masterclass and SATTF Masterclass.

Sarah Brigham, artistic director at Derby Theatre, said: “All of us at Derby Theatre are looking forward to a vibrant season this summer. We’ll be presenting the next in Derby Theatre’s RETOLD series of plays, after the success of Penelope RETOLD we return with Joan, a show which looks at the life of Joan of Arc through the medium of a Drag King cabaret.

“We’re also looking forward to hosting a wealth of young performers on our stage from our own Youth Theatre performances to hosting the regional celebration of the National Theatre’s Connections Festival. We hope you want to spend the summer with us.”

For full season information and participation opportunities, and to book tickets, visit: www.derbytheatre.co.uk