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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.  

Friday 6 May 2016

ACT presents: Othello by William Shakespeare

7:30pm, Assembly Rooms Theatre, North Bailey, Durham

The tragedy of the Moor of Venice is brought to life in this brilliant student production, taking place at Durham Assembly Rooms.

Contact ellen.orange@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 7 May 2016

The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter

7:30pm to 10:00pm, Castle Senate Suite

HCTC is excited to present their interpretation of 'The Birthday Party' by Harold Pinter, in Durham Castle's historic Senate Suite. Come experience the "Pinter pause" in all its silence!
A modern classic, Pinter's most reproducible play takes place in a common boarding house run by an aging couple. Upon the arrival of two menacing strangers this normality is disrupted, as events spiral into a blood-curdling nightmare, where any distinction between truth and falsity is lost.

Contact katie.s.o'toole@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Tuesday 10 May 2016

Barre Concept

12:00pm to 1:00pm, Maiden Castle

Barre concept tones the thighs, lifts the butt, sculpts the arms and flattens the abs, all whilst burning fat. What’s not to love? Suitable for those with dance or Pilates experience or those with a reasonable level of fitness.

Contact deborah.cairns@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 12 May 2016

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) by Ann-Marie MacDonald

The Assembly Rooms Theatre, Durham

In this playful comedy – an original revision of Shakespeare’s Othello and Romeo and Juliet – we follow day-dreaming academic Constance Ledbelly through sword fights, seductions and cross-dressing shenanigans. Torn between the fiery Desdemona and the love-struck Juliet, Constance bumbles through two of the Bard’s’ most famous tragedies in search of a joker…and herself.

Contact pitchprods@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Thursday 23 June 2016

Angels in America: Millennium Approaches/Perestroika, by Tony Kushner

7:00pm to 11:00pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre

Pitch Productions' final show of the year is an innovative staging of Tony Kushner's modern epic.

Set in New York at the height of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, Angels In America is a play like no other. Focusing on two couples - Prior and Louis, Joe and Harper - and their trials and tribulations in an era of immense transformation, this two-part play spans both life and the universe itself to meditate on love, loss, identity and meaning in the modern world.

Contact pitchprods@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Thursday 28 July 2016

Marko's Cisrus Workshop

10:00am to 4:00pm, Durham University Botanic Garden

Learn circus tricks, including how to juggle and spin plates, at this fun workshop.

Contact botanic.garden@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Durham Student Theatre

Durham Student Theatre is the union for drama at Durham University.

Experience Durham

Experience Durham is responsible for co-ordinating University sport, staff and student volunteering and outreach, and in partnership with Durham Students Union, student theatre and music