Dance and Drama
All the world's a stage and no where is this more obvious that at Durham University, home to a wealth of performing talent, with colleges and student societies presenting a wonderful range of comedy, drama and music, both old and new. Durham Student Theatre group incorporates many different production companies including DULOG, Durham Shakespeare Company, Castle Theatre Company, as well as several companies based at the individual colleges, offering a lively programme, showcasing performing talent and developing backstage skills.
The recently refurbished Assembly Rooms Theatre plays host to live performances every week of term and is available as a venue for public performances out of term time.
Saturday 28 February 2015
Thursday 26th - Saturday 28th February
"In the bloodiest of times, there are still good people." Ethrael, the company that produced last year's original, sell-out, musical adaptation of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' in Durham Cathedral, now offers a fresh presentation of one of Brecht's most celebrated masterpieces.
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Wednesday 25th - Saturday 28th February
Hild Bede Theatre bring you 'Into The Woods', the musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. "Once upon a time in a far-off kingdom lived a young maiden, a sad young lad, and a childless baker with his wife." When a baker and wife learn that they have been cursed with childlessness by the witch next door, they set off into the woods to find the four items required to break the spell: A cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn and a slipper as pure as gold....
Monday 2 March 2015
A modern musical adaption of Shakespeare's 'Romeo & Juliet', two rival gangs in the street of New York try to take control of the street until their own star-crossed lovers, Tony and Maria, cause tensions that lead to events spiraling out of control.
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Come along to Little Bookworms under 5s group and explore Palace Green Library’s fantastic collections and exhibitions. Through fun crafts, interactive stories, messy play, singing, games and role play, toddlers and pre-school children will discover new skills and interests and have lots of fun.
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Monday 2nd - Wednesday 4th March
Fourth Wall Theatre presents 'Skylight’, a celebration of small failures and grand dreams, an exploration of love on its most intimate canvas spread out against the unwashed dishes and run-down furniture of modern life.
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Tuesday 3 March 2015
STAB's promenade performance of Chaucer's classic 'Canterbury Tales' made modern by Phil Woods and Michael Bogdanov.
Amid the gothic towers of Ushaw College, STAB’s promenade production of Chaucer’s classic ‘Canterbury Tales’ is set to unfold. The Master of Ceremonies will lead the way through the labyrinthine passages of the college as each unique story is brought to life.
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Wednesday 4 March 2015
Fun physical activity that fits into your lunchbreak! Aerobic dance aimed at beginners and intermediates designed to get Durham University staff and local residents moving. Calsses only £1.50.
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Wednesday 4th - Saturday 7th March
Winner of 5 TONY Awards (including Best Book and Best Original Score), The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz age musical featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.
Thursday 5 March 2015
Come and enjoy the Oriental Museum's Annual Lantern Festival. Take part in storytelling, celebrate with some fun crafts, join in with a dragon dance and try some traditional new year foods! £1 per person, under 5's free.
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Wednesday 11 March 2015
Wednesday 11th - Friday 13th March
3dTC presents ‘The Trial’, Berkoff’s masterful adaptation of Kafka’s timeless novel which follows K’s futile attempts to acquit himself leads to a number of encounters with absurd, seductive and enigmatic characters who sum up the impossibly baffling world he finds himself in.
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