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All aboard for world premiere

Do you love theatre and trains? If so you’ll love the world premiere which is heading for north Derbyshire.

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Phill Jupitus.

REVIEW: Phill Jupitus is a skilled storyteller

Phill Jupitus, comedian, poet, TV stalwart, brought his Juplicity show to Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre on Saturday.

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Bess of Hardwick

Bess of Hardwick in spotlight of new play

One of the most powerful and wealthiest women in Elizabethan England put an indelible stamp on Derbyshire through the construction of Hardwick Hall and Chatsworth House and the extension of Bolsover Castle.

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Jodie Prenger as Shirley Valentine.

Shirley Valentine brings Jodie Prenger to Derbyshire

Jodie Prenger is heading for Chesterfield to star in Willy Russell’s much-loved creation Shirley Valentine.

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Avenue Q performed by Gatepost Theatre Company.

Humans share the stage with puppets

Heanor based Gatepost Theatre Company will become puppet masters in a show which deals with the issues and anxieties of entering adulthood.
Puppets will share the stage with human actors in the musical Avenue Q which includes the songs It Sucks To Be Me and There’s A Fine, Fine Line.

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Kathy Lette. Photo by Neil Cooper.

Kathy Lette’s show is a feminist rallying cry

There’s one thing that Kathy Lette wants to make crystal clear about her touring show, Girls’ Night Out.

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Kate Spencer plays Estelle in Great Expectations at Derby Theatre.

Kate earns her big chance to shine on stage

Kate Spencer has turned her hand to everything, from serving coffee in the cafe to selling tickets at the box office...

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Merrie old time is guraranteed as Chesterfield G and S Society heads out on tour

Merrie old time is guraranteed as Chesterfield G and S Society heads out on tour

Chesterfield Gilbert and Sullivan Society has decided to ring the changes this year by staging Merrie England, composed by Edward German, at three different venues in the area over two weekends in October.

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9 Terri Dwyer - Wilkie Collins' THE GHOST'S TOUCH! Rumpus 2017

TV stars team up for chilling play in Chesterfield

Television favourite Terri Dwyer plays the mysterious Mrs Zant in a stage adaptation of The Ghost’s Touch.

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French Riviera comes to Long Eaton as hit comedy musical is staged

French Riviera comes to Long Eaton as hit comedy musical is staged

The popular musical comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is to be the next production for Long Eaton Operatic Society.

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Tom Taylor in The Game's Afoot, Try the Fish" . Photo by Jane Hobson.

REVIEW: Double bill delights at Buxton Comedy Festival

Writer- performer and Buzz Comedy Club comedian Tom Taylor and Sitting Room Productions brought the double-bill show – ‘The Game’s Afoot, Try the Fish,’ and ‘The Man With The Twisted Hip’ to the Buxton Comedy Festival.

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Stars will shine in Pomegranate panto

Stars will shine in Pomegranate panto

Make sure you get your tickets for this year’s star-packed pantomime production at The Pomegranate in Chesterfield.

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Gwen returns home to star in Derby Arena panto

Gwen returns home to star in Derby Arena panto

Derby-born Gwen Taylor will be playing the Enchantress in this year’s spectacular family pantomime Beauty And The Beast at Derby Arena.

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Laughs galore as Ship Of Fools sets sail again

Laughs galore as Ship Of Fools sets sail again

The next Ship Of Fools comedy night at the Number 28 community venue in Belper is coming up on Saturday, September 23.

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The new pound coin joke is just mint!

Funniest jokes of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe revealed

A joke about the new pound coin has been named the funniest of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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What’s coming up at Derby Theatre studio

Drama, music and children’s shows offer entertainment to suit all the family in the new season at Derby Theatre studio.
A magical, musical space adventure kicks off the fun. The show 3, 2, 1 Blast Off gives young chldren the opportunity to moonwalk, meet friendly aliens and help Geoffrey Jumper and Mandy get home in time for tea. Catch the production on September 1 and 2.
Tales of Birbal (October 14) focuses on the enchanting world of the Moghul King Akbar, his witty advisor Birbal and travelling storytellers. Humour, puppetry and music combine in this show.
Children are also the focus of the season’s final offering, The Gingerbread Man, which is running in the Studio from December 5 to 31.
During the intervening months, there is plenty to entertain older viewers.
The drama Hymns (September 8 and 9) focuses on four men who reunite to mourn the loss of a close friend but time and events have had a corrosive effect on this once tight-knit bunch. 
High-energy physical theatre, acapella singing and humour combine in Freeman (October 6).
Rich storytelling features in Tell Me Anything (November 3) about a boy trying to be a man and his girl who has an eating disorder.

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Jodie Prenger as Shirley Valentine

Jodie Prenger on tour in Shirley Valentine

Jodie Prenger takes on the role of a housewife who changes her life for the better in the heart-warming comedy Shirley Valentine.

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VIDEO: Speedy SIV sales is just the ticket to boost regional economy, says new entertainment and events boss

A speedy new tickets sales system to help people buy easier and faster at SIV's venues - including Sheffield Arena - was outlined today as part of major plans to increase business and boost the region's economy.

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Jimmy Carr.

Jimmy Carr heads line-up at new comedy festival

A host of star names will be coming to Buxton for a new comedy festival.

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Absent Friends launches the summer play season at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield.

Ayckbourn comedy for summer play season debut in Chesterfield

Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy Absent Friends kicks off the first summer play season at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre.
A couple invite their friend to their home for tea to cheer him up after he loses his fiancee. But trouble is brewing in this tale of jealousy and infidelity.

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