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Durham University

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Theatre Performance

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 24 June 2019

Working

7:30pm to 9:00pm, Trevelyan College, Durham

Summer in the City
The hopes, dreams, joys and concerns of the average working American are the focus of this unique, extraordinary musical. That the everyday lives of common men and women should be so compelling and moving will surprise and inspire anyone who has ever punched a time clock.


Blackbird

7:30pm to 9:00pm, Mark Hillery Arts Centre, Collingwood College, DUrham

Summer in the City
Fifteen years ago, Ray and Una were in love. They planned on running away to start a new life together in Europe. Fifteen years ago, Una was twelve and Ray was forty. Now, Una has come back to confront Ray about what he did to her. What follows is an intense discussion about love and abuse, and how the two may be intertwined.


Merry housewives of Windsor

2:00pm to 8:00pm, Dorwick Suite, Trevelyan College, Durham

Summer in the City
Falstaff, having played fast and loose with his money, attempts to seduce the rich but married Mistresses Ford and Page. However, these strong-independent-women-that-don't-need-no-men are far from impressed and devise their own plan to make a fool out of Falstaff. Meanwhile multiple suitors compete for the love of ambivalent millennial Anne Page'. Throw in a Welsh priest, a French doctor and a whole heap of drama and you have a show worthy of binging.


Letterbox Productions presents 'All Over Lovely'

7:00pm to 8:00pm, St John's College Bar, South Bailey, Durham

Summer in the City
Two women meet after years apart... All Over Lovely by Claire Dowie is a challenging and passionate two woman play framing a furious debate about politicised feminism and sexuality.
First performed by the quirky playwright herself, ’All Over Lovely’ is a challenging, biting dialogue about adolescent sexual awakening, politicised lesbianism and womanhood, asking the question, what are we prepared to compromise when it comes to feminism?

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


Tuesday 25 June 2019

The Yellow Wallpaper

2:00pm to 5:00pm, Caedmon Hall, College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham

Summer in the City
The show tells the story of a Victorian woman driven to madness by dehumanising and destructive psychological treatment. Her husband and the doctor have agreed she should be confined to her bed in an isolated mansion to overcome her ‘hysteria’ after the birth of her child. She craves intellectual stimulation, activity, and loving understanding. Instead she is ordered to her bedroom to rest and ‘pull herself together’. Here, slowly but surely, the tortuous pattern of the yellow wallpaper winds its way into the recesses of her mind.


We'll have nun of it

8:00pm to 10:00pm, Caedmon Hall, College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham

Summer in the City
1967 in the East end of London at St Lidwina's School for Girls. We follow four boarding students through their experiences, a look at life growing up in a Convent school. The production is based on real-life stories, encapsulating themes such as Irish immigration, loss, love and sexual awakening. A retrospective glance to a simpler time, four girls journey through adolescence, trying to answer questions that remain on their lips. From defiant teens rebelling against the system to those that are just trying to fit in, 'We’ll Have Nun of It' looks to explore, through song, the highs and lows of their convent experience.
Matinee performances - 2pm




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.