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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.  

Saturday 28 February 2015

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

7:30pm, The Assembly Rooms

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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Into the Woods

7:30pm, Caedmon Hall, Hild Bede

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....

Contact andrea.zlotnick@durham, ac, uk for more information about this event.

Monday 2 March 2015

Collingwood Woodplayers present - West Side Story

8:00am, Collingwood College
Monday 2nd - Thursday 5th March
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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Little Bookworms

10:30am to 11:30am, Palace Green Library

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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7:30pm, The Empty Shop HQ

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

The Canterbury Tales

7:00pm to 10:30pm, Ushaw College (Coaches transport from Josephine Butler at 7pm)

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

Lunchtime Zumba

12:15pm to 1:00pm, Grey College - Fountains Hall

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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DULOG Present - 'The Drowsy Chaperone'

The Assembly Rooms

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

Lunar New Year Lantern Festival

6:00pm to 8:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

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

Stephen Berkoff's 'The Trial'

7:30pm, The Assembly Rooms

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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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