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.
Thursday 19 January 2017
Both moving and mysterious, Beckett’s Company is the story of a voice that comes ‘to one on his back in the dark.’ In a performance of the text that is at the same time immersive and exploratory, the audience are invited to become the central character in this enigmatic story world.
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'Bloody thou art, bloody will be thy end'.
Taking the ‘War of the Roses’ quite literally, ACT is presenting a surreal and unconventional take on Richard III – a play where the wronged seek revenge, the weak seek protection and the embittered, power-hungry Richard cuts down everyone who stands on his way to the English throne
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Tuesday 24 January 2017
24-28 January 2017
DULOG presents their largest show of the year, Spamalot at the Gala Theatre 24-28 January. Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a thoroughly silly retelling of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
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Friday 17 February 2017
Friday 17 & Saturday 18 February
Join Durham Opera Ensemble (DOE), accompanied by musicians from Durham University Orchestral Society (DUOS) as they present their annual opera, Benjamin Britten’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, in the Gala theatre. This is a brilliant adaptation of the Shakespearean comic classic. Britten’s beguiling composition is the perfect accompaniment to the tumultuous text.
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Durham Student Theatre
Durham Student Theatre is the over-arching student theatre society for drama at Durham University, representing 27 individual theatre companies.