Extra Time: a pitch-perfect tribute to Derby, its people and Derby County Football Club showing this October

Derby Theatre is delighted to announce that they will produce and present Extra Time  this autumn, on from Saturday 9 - Sunday 17 October.

A Derby Theatre production as part of Derby CAN, Extra Time  is a production filled with pride and passion written and created by Derby County Football Club's poet, Jamie Thrasivoulou in collaboration with fans and theatre makers from across the city.

About Derby CAN

Derby CAN (Creative Arts Network) is a 3-year, multi-partner Arts Council England £1.5 million funded project led by Derby Theatre. The project focus is to work, co-curate and co-create with different communities to support and strengthen the performing arts sector in the local area, and Extra Time embodies this by bringing together a wealth of theatre makers, fans, creatives and communities together to create this exciting and unique live theatre experience.

About Extra Time 

A rousing theatrical feast for any football fan or theatregoer, Extra Time is a pitch-perfect tribute to Derby, its people and its club, a must-see, uplifting show to bask in the glory and nostalgia of the 1946 FA Cup win, and to celebrate DCFC and our great city. Created by the people of Derby for the people of Derby. 

Extra Time  sees football and performance go head-to-head to deliver a unique and impassioned live experience about Derby County Football Club, the fans and our city. Football is coming to Derby Theatre this autumn.

Sarah Brigham (Artistic Director, CEO and Director of Extra Time) said:

"I am incredibly excited about Extra Time and sharing this unique and exciting live show with our audiences and community. It's a project we have been developing throughout the pandemic.  We started with the fans, of course, asking them to tell us about their memories and passion for the club, this has influenced the writing, and I can’t wait to get into the rehearsal room with Jamie and a group of theatre makers from across the city and beyond to shape this into a unique night to remember.  Jamie is Derby's finest talent, and I can't wait to bring his words, ideas and passion for the club to the stage.  Extra Time is going to be a real theatrical treat for football and theatre fans this autumn. Come on Derby!"


Tickets go on general sale on Friday 30 July and all tickets are £15. Friend Priority Booking opens Wednesday 28 July, 10am.

Friends Discount: Extra Time  tickets are just £13 for Friends (£2 off). Offer available on all seats and performances.

Access Performances

Thursday 14 October, 2.30pm – Audio Described and Dementia-Friendly
Thursday 14 October, 7.30pm – BSL interpreted, Captioned and Relaxed
Saturday 16 October, 2.30pm – Captioned
Sunday 17 October, 2.30pm – BSL interpreted

Reduced Capacity and Full Capacity

Both performances on Thursday 14 October will be on sale at reduced capacity, and will remain at reduced capacity. All other performances during the run will be on sale at full capacity.

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