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Durham University

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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.  

Sunday 17 February 2019

Soul Food: Jazz Fundraiser

7:30pm to 10:30pm, Fonteyn Ballroom, Durham University Students' Union, New Elvet, DH1 3AN

For one night only, Fonteyn Ballroom in the DSU will become an exclusive jazz club, in aid of Durham University Student Volunteering's 30 volunteering and outreach projects.

Contact student.volunteering@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 20 February 2019

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

7:45pm to 10:30pm, Trevelyan College, Durham

Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder. A tune-filled comic gem that took Broadway by storm winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize, this show boasts an exhilarating score by Frank Loesser including "I Believe in You," "Brotherhood of Man," and "The Company Way."

Contact jacob.bie@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 21 February 2019

Jesus Christ Superstar

8:00pm to 10:00pm, Mark Hillery Arts Centre, Collingwood College.

Castle Theatre Company present Andrew Lloyd Webber's seminal rock musical about psychological breakdown and the cult of celebrity in the final week of Jesus' life.

Contact rebecca.l.brookes2@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 22 February 2019

"Die Fledermaus"

7:30pm to 11:00pm, Gala Theatre, Durham

Durham Opera Ensemble present an English translation of Strauss' ever popular opera "Die Fledermaus". An easy watch for both new and returning opera fans alike, “Die Fledermaus” is a fun and light-hearted show, and a great way to introduce new - particularly young - theatre-goers to opera.

Contact hamish.r.garland@durham.ac.uk; rosie.burgering@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Pippin

7:30pm to 10:00pm, Caedmon Hall, Hild Bede College, Durham

A soul-searching exploration of one person's journey to find their place and purpose in life, Pippin is a musical about an ordinary person on an extraordinary journey. Featuring a stunning score by Stephen Schwartz, composer of 'Wicked', and originally directed by the great Bob Fosse, choreographer of 'Chicago', this musical explodes with joy, magic and thrill, told by a mysterious troupe of Vaudeville players who promise the audience ‘a finale you will remember for the rest of your lives…’

Contact emilie.harlow@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


KEITH: Why did the chicken cross the road?

8:00pm to 9:00pm, Dowrick Suite, Trevelyan College, Durham

KEITH, Durham University’s newest sketch comedy troupe, is back after a highly successful autumn with their new show ‘KEITH: Why did the chicken cross the road?’
Nothing is off limits; from nursery rhymes to the Berlin Wall, KEITH refuses to hold back.

Contact andrew.cowburn@dur.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Sunday 24 February 2019

Comedyfest (ft. Cambridge Footlights & Oxford Revue)

8:00pm to 10:00pm, Gala Theatre, Durham

Three universities. Three troupes. One night.
The Durham Revue are joined by the world-famous Cambridge Footlights and esteemed Oxford Revue for a night of rib-tickling absurdity with the three biggest names in student wit.

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


Wednesday 27 February 2019

DULOG presents: Into the Woods

7:30pm to 8:30pm, Mark Hillery Arts Center, Collingwood College, Durham

A childless baker and his wife endeavour to lift their family curse by journeying into the woods, where they encounter Rapunzel (and her witchy "mother"), Cinderella, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Little Red Riding Hood and other classic fairy tale characters, and they all must learn the responsibility that comes with getting what you want.'

Contact alice.aucott@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Sunday 17 March 2019

'25 & Counting' by Florence Petrie

4:00pm to 8:30pm, Leech Hall, St John's College

Pitch Productions presents this original student-written play following the lives of 5 young women living in London. ‘True friendship is to understand and to be understood’ for Fearn, Pia, Olivia and Lauren this has fallen by the wayside. Can something really be fixed if it was already broken?

Contact pitch.prods@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Durham Student Theatre

Durham Student Theatre is the umbrella organisation which supports theatre at Durham University, representing 26 individual theatre companies.

Music Durham

Music Durham is the umbrella organisation for music societies. Student-led and student run, Music Durham is supported by Experience Durham with sponsorship from PwC.