A Derby Ditty - Live Theatre on your Door-Step!

By Front Door Theatre, commissioned by Derby CAN
Community Events , Comedy
Sunday 6 June 2021 - Sunday 13 June 2021

For residents living in Derby. For logistical reasons you must live within 10km of Derby City Centre (DE1 2NF).

Commissioned by Derby CAN, Front Door Theatre are proud to present a brand new co-created door-step show this summer.

A Derby Ditty  is a 10-15-minute live performance on your very own door-step. Co-created out of conversations we have had with Derby communities, in particular, Derby Carers and cared for.

The topic of conversation…..Derby!!!

From the Cathedral to the Eagle Market, from ‘Ey up mi Duck’ to Feste celebrations, A Derby Ditty  encompasses Derby in all its glory. Performed by two local actor-musicians, we hope to leave you with a smile on your face and some music in your bones.

So don’t be mardy, grab ya kecks and stuff a cob down ya, for we could be Ditty’in on YOUR door-step soon!

Or how about treating someone that has been caring for you? Do you have someone that walks your dog for you? Do you have a carer that comes and cooks for you, or brings you the paper? Send us round their house and we’ll treat them to some door-step theatre magic.

It’ll be reet good.

If you are booking for someone else, make sure they will be in on the selected date and time.

Please note:  You are booking a two hour time slot starting at the time you select during the booking process. We will arrive during that two hour time slot. Front Door Theatre will be in touch via email no later than 48 hours before your performance, to confirm the name, address and phone number of where the performance will be happening. Please check your junk box in case the email lands there.

If the performance address is different to the billing address please get in touch as soon as possible to hello@frontdoortheatre.co.uk with the correct details. Make sure you mention the date and time of your booking in the email. Performance address must be within 10km of Derby City Centre.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

You book a slot and we will arrive and perform the show on your door step within the time slot you booked. (Similar to a supermarket/amazon delivery, except we deliver a show!)

How much does it cost?

£10 per household

Who can book?

Anyone can book the show who lives within a 10-kilometre radius of Derby City Centre.

Someone over the age of 18 needs to be present at all times.

Your home must be within the green circle on this map.

Map of Derby of the 10k radius Derby Ditty covers

Will you enter my home?

We will not enter your home. We will perform outside, but as close as possible to your front door. 

Are there any restrictions on where we can perform?

For the safety of our performers we are unable to perform on steps. We require approximately 1.5 - 2 metres of flat space in front of your door.

If your door leads directly onto a public footpath, we will need to ensure there is enough room to perform and allow the general public to pass by.

We are unable to perform in a block of flats.

Is the show Covid-19 safe?

Yes. Our performers will be in a bubble, adhering to strict health and hygiene procedures. We will not enter your home and you will be required to stand/sit at least 2 metres away from the performers. You are also required to adhere to current Covid-19 regulations regarding the mixing of households indoors.

Will this be cancelled due to weather?

We will take all the necessary precautions to ensure that we can perform for you. In the unlikely event that we have to cancel, we will call you.

The Ditty Team

Daniel Ellis - Collaborator, Director

Bill Varnam - Collaborator, Writer

Adam Horvath - Collaborator, Stage-Manager

Inês Sampaio Figueiredo - Collaborator, Actor – Musician

Charlotte Swarbrick - Collaborator, Actor – Musician