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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.  

Monday 27 April 2015

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.

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Poetry Reading by Dr Vidyan Ravinthiran

7:00pm to 8:30pm, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan's College, Durham.
Vidyan Ravinthiran's first collection, Grun-tu-molani, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection; individual poems appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, The Sunday Times and Poetry Review among other magazines. His verse has also been published in several anthologies and as a pamphlet.The event is open and free to all.

Contact s.b.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 30 April 2015

'The Bacchae'

7:30pm, Assembly Rooms

Thursday 30 April - Sunday 2 May
HCTC performs 'The Bacchae'. Through their sheer range, daring innovation, flawed but eloquent characters and intriguing plots, the plays of Euripides have shocked and entertained audiences since the fifth century. In 'The Bacchae', a king mistreats a newcomer to his land, little knowing that he is the god Dionysus disguised as a mortal.
Come spend an evening in the company of a bloodthirsty cult, dangerously-stubborn king Pentheus and the vengeful god determined to punish him.

Contact s.m.wright@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 2 May 2015

Film Screening: Kabuku - Behind the Curtain of Contemporary Kabuki Theatre

2:00pm to 4:00pm, Room 009, Elvet Hill House, adjacent to the Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill Road, Durham, DH1 3TH

Free film screening followed by a discussion with the film's director, Yoshitaro Saito. Kabuku is a fascinating documentary offering a behind-the-scenes view of the unique theatrical genre of Japanese kabuki. In Japanese with English subtitles.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 7 May 2015

BTC Presents 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore' by Martin McDonagh

The Assembly Rooms
Thursday 7 - Saturday 9 May
Described as 'Tarantino for the stage', The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a pitch black comedy that satirises the futility of nationalism, the myth of redemptive violence and the benefits of using Frosties as pet food.

Contact nikhil.vyas@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