Alex Wheatle’s Home Girl to be adapted into stage production through collaboration with care-experienced young people
Alex Wheatle MBE is an award-winning author who won the Guardian Children’s Book Award in 2016 (for Crongton Knights) and Home Girl, one of the Crongton series novels, is fast-paced and funny, tender, tragic and full of courage. It tells the story of Naomi, a teenage girl growing up fast in the care system.
Derby Theatre receives great recognition at The Stage Awards 2021 and through The Stage 100
For the first time ever, the judges decided to honour three organisations with a highly commended award in the Regional Theatre of the Year award category, and Derby Theatre are delighted and...
Coronavirus Update: Derby to enter Tier 3 restrictions from Wednesday 2 December
Following last week's announcement that Derby will enter Tier 3 restrictions, we are sad to announce that all in-person performances of The Little Mermaid, Departure Lounge and selected cinema...
University of Derby wins Guardian University Award for #ThisIsDerby
The award-winning project brings cultural education and events to the city’s young people with the aim of developing their ‘Essential Life Skills’, including confidence, communication and teamwork.
Casting announced for socially distanced festive production of The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid will feature two teams of actors, who will perform on alternate days, and the cast includes April Nerissa Hudson, Oliver Ashworth, Joelle Brabban and Jordan Laidley.
In Good Company announces Departure Lounge: Staycation Festival at Derby Theatre this December
Departure Lounge is a moving to a winter slot as the Staycation Festival: a perfectly packaged two days of on-stage and online performances, workshops, discussions and pre- recorded work.
The Big House: Produce scheme to support local theatre makers get projects back on track post Covid-19
The Big House: Produce is a brand new free support programme, offering regional theatre makers and companies the opportunity to work with a consultant producer and tour booker. Hannah Stone, Rafia...
Derby Theatre to host new symposium showcasing practice-led arts research conducted during the pandemic
Presented by graduates from the University of Derby MA Applied Theatre and Education course and led by Programme Leader Ava Hunt and keynote speaker, Nathan Powell.
Derby Theatre one of 50 arts organisations to be funded to host a Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Fellow
Derby Theatre and In Good Company are thrilled to be offering a Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Fellow, for an In Good Company Assistant Producer, with applications now open.
Casting call out for East Midlands based actors to perform in The Little Mermaid this Christmas
Due to Covid restrictions, we are only looking for professional East Midland based actors who are aged 18+ and live within 25 miles of the venue. We are looking to cast two teams, consisting of two...