Showtastic September: New shows on sale this week including The Cat and the Canary and The War of the Worlds

Looking ahead to our autumn 2021 season, we're excited to release the details of four fantastic shows all coming to Derby Theatre this September, going on general sale on Friday 30 July.

Derby Theatre Friends will receive priority booking and discounts on selected shows.

Over the next few weeks, we will be releasing details of more shows that will be part of our exciting autumn season... so, watch this space!

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The Cat and The Canary

Presented by The Classic Thriller Theatre Company

Tuesday 7 - Saturday 11 September 2021

Friends Discount: £5 off all tickets on Tuesday 7 September only

Building on the success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, The Classic Thriller Theatre Company presents an adaptation of this famous stage thriller which went on to spawn three hit movie versions.

Twenty years after the death of Mr. West, his descendants gather to learn who will inherit his vast wealth and the hidden family jewels. Within moments, the heritage hunters turn into prey. Walls crack open, shadows loom, and dark secrets are revealed.

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The War of the Worlds

Presented by Rhum and Clay Theatre Company

Tuesday 14 - Thursday 16 September 2021

Friends Discount: 50% off first performance and £5 off tickets for all other performances

Temporarily halted in their tracks by the pandemic, the aliens are back amongst us in 2021...

“No-one would have believed in the early years of the twentieth century that this world was being watched...” 

But we did believe.

Inspired by H.G. Wells’ sci-fi novel and Orson Welles’ classic radio play, this legendary science fiction thriller is playfully reimagined for our era of Fake News and ‘alternative facts’.

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RUSH: A Joyous Jamaican Journey

Presented by the JA Reggae Band

Saturday 18 September 2021

Join us as we tell the story of Reggae music and the Windrush Generation and hear how this music took the world by storm.

Narrated by comedian John Simmit and featuring ska, rock steady, calypso, gospel, lovers rock, dancehall and Reggae played live by the JA Reggae Band.

Get ready to dance to the music of Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley, Lord Kitchener, Millie Small and many more.

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Gyles Brandreth: Odd Boy Out

Presented by Clive Conway Productions

Wednesday 22 September 2021

Gyles Brandreth, author, actor, former MP, One Show reporter, Gogglebox star, veteran of Countdown, QI and Have I Got News For You, talks about his new childhood memoir – Odd Boy Out (published by Penguin Michael Joseph) – and to share stories from his unusual (and, at times, eccentric) life in the theatre, TV, politics and journalism. 

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Showing this October...

Extra Time

A Derby CAN Production

Saturday 9 - Sunday 17 October 2021

Friends Discount: £2 off all performances

Created by the people of Derby for the people of Derby. 

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.  

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