Moscow City Ballet comes to the East Midlands

It’s always a bit of an anti-climax, you welcome in the new year with optimistic vigour only to be thwarted by the cold and dark of the Great British winter. Well, we may well have found something to give you the warmth that is cruelly lacking this time of year.

What is this antidote to jack frost and a lack of daylight?

Well, maybe this it:

 

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The Moscow City Ballet begin their eagerly awaited 2015 tour with two of their much-loved and enchanting performances of Swan Lake and Giselle.

Giselle beautifully tells the tale of those eponymous village girl who dies of a broken heart when her peasant lover Albrecht is unmasked as a nobleman who is betrothed to another.

Swan Lake is a signature piece of the Moscow City ballet company’s repertoire. The orchestra, choreography, interpretation, beauty and outstanding virtuoso performances win repeatedly rave reviews.

So, throw away those winter blues and get some central heating for the soul with a visit to the Royal and Derngate and the Moscow City Ballet from 12th – 17th Jan 2015.

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Royal & Derngate throws open its doors for Fun Palaces festival and open day

 

On Saturday 4 October Northampton’s Royal & Derngate throws open its doors for Fun Palaces, a free pop-up festival and open day.

 

From creative workshops for all ages to live performances and theatre anyone can take part in, there are a huge amount of activities taking place throughout the day in all kinds of spaces, including the theatre’s stages, foyer space and 12 tents erected around the building.

 

Activities include dressing up in costumes from the wardrobe department, face painting, making masks, drawing or learning Chinese paper cutting. Workshop themes range from poetry, dance and singing, to opportunities to find out how stage lighting works. There will be a fascinating exhibition about pantomime, and performances range from storytelling and theatre, to comedy and music.

 

Visitors can drop in and pick up a free day pass, then stay for an hour or all day long – there will be plenty to keep everyone entertained, and it is all completely free! A full schedule of events can be found on the theatre’s website at http://www.royalandderngate.co.uk/getinvolved/community/funpalace

 

This event is taking place as part of the Fun Palaces initiative which sees venues across the UK hosting events that bring together arts and sciences, children and adults. For more information about Fun Palaces visit http://www.funpalaces.co.uk.

 

The events and activities at Royal & Derngate are suitable for all ages from 9.30am to 5pm, while from 5pm onwards events are aimed at adults, culminating in a special immersive theatre performance Apocalypse, starting at midnight.

 

To avoid disappointment people can book their free places for performances and workshops via Box Office on 01604 624811.


There will also be plenty of fun and exciting ways for volunteers of all ages to help out at this event. Anyone interested can contact Erica Martin for more information by calling 01604 655757 or emailing erica.martin@royalandderngate.co.uk.

 

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Royal & Derngate, Northampton: Fun Palaces

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A co-production with Northern Stage and the Royal Exchange Theatre.DATES 01 OCT – 18 OCT 2014 THE ROYAL

The stifling heat of the plantation. A relationship on the brink. A night of bourbon-soaked confrontations and a family dynasty in crisis. Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer prize-winning Cat On A Hot Tin Roof remains one of the stage’s most seductive evocations of the Deep South.

Brimming with emotional intensity, this powerful family drama sees Maggie the Cat and her husband Brick return to his home on the night of patriarch and cotton tycoon Big Daddy’s 65th birthday. Keeping from him the news that he is dying, the evening spirals into disaster as the family scramble to secure their part of his inheritance.

Life-altering secrets are revealed and tensions explode as Artistic Director James Dacre’s exciting new staging, with original music by MOJO and Q Award-winning band White Lies brings a scorching intensity to Williams’ classic tale.

“TENNESSEE WILLIAMS’ BEST PLAY” MICHAEL BILLINGTON, THE GUARDIAN

 

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Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club

 

Killer stand-up at Royal & Derngate’s comedy club

 

Three more of the hottest properties on the stand-up scene take the stage at the opening Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club of this season, compered by Dan Evans at Royal & Derngate on Friday 12 September.

 

Fresh from the Mitch Benn is the 37th Beatle tour and Edinburgh Fringe, comedy musician Mitch Benn is kicking off the bill with his renowned musical delights and quips commonly found on Radio 4’s The Now Show.

 

Managing to mix silliness with edginess, Juliet Myers with her chatty style is taking to the stage in an act which will interact with audiences and muse on her observations of life. Much in demand and a comedy circuit sensation, her unique brand of gag-driven chat will make audiences laugh out loud.

 

Hailing from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, Craig Murray has shared the comedy stage with the likes of Harry Hill and Stewart Lee. An instant crowd pleaser with his mock-confrontational style he’s bringing his impressive stage presence to the Underground to round up a night of glee.

 

Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club returns to the Underground at Royal & Derngate on Friday 12 September at 8.15pm. Tickets are priced at £12.50*, and can be booked by calling Box Office on 01604 624811 or visiting http://www.royalandderngate.co.uk. Doors open at 7.45pm, and the show is recommended for ages 16 and above.

 

* A transaction fee of £2.80 applies to telephone and website bookings only. Does not apply in person, or to Groups and Friends, and is per-transaction, not per-ticket.

 

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LISA STANSFIELD

Derngate

Tue 09 Sep 14

 

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Twenty five years after topping the charts globally with the single, All Around The World, Britain’s iconic soul singer Lisa Stansfield is joined by a live band to perform songs from her new album, Seven, along with classic hits from her extensive, successful career.
VIP package £99:
Meeting with Lisa before the show
A photo opportunity
A signed tour merchandise
A commemorative tour laminate
A seat in front 4 rows

 

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 Jimmy Carr

Derngate

Fri 05 Sep 14

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Jimmy has been described as ‘the hardest working man in comedy’. Which, let’s face facts, is not that impressive. It’s like being the ‘Tallest Dwarf’ or the ‘Healthiest Glaswegian’. Really not that big a deal. Funny Business is Jimmy’s brand new stand up show. Come for the witty and incisive musings on the human condition; stay for the knob gags.
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JASPER CARROTT

Derngate

Thu 04 Sep 14

 

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Jasper Carrott is back to his very best  with new stand up routines and his musical compatriots, Bev Bevanand The Bev Bevan Band, Trevor Burton of The Move, Geoff Turton lead singer of The Rockin Berries andJoy Strachan-Brain the lead singer of one of the UK’s finest celtic rock bands Quill.
Do not miss this unique show that gives the opportunity to see and hear great legendary artists in a night of fantastic songs, with Jasper back where he belongs.

 

 

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