The People's Theatre - part of Being Human Festival 2020

University of Derby in association with Derby Theatre
Digital Events , University Events
Wednesday 18 November 2020 - Monday 30 November 2020
 

This event took place on Wednesday 18 November on Derby Theatre's social media channels as part of Being Human Festival 2020 and #LoveTheatreDay. All content can be viewed below...

Derby Theatre has been through many reinventions and rebirths. Founded as the ‘Little Theatre’ in 1948, paid for by donations by Derby residents, it rose like a phoenix from the ashes after a major fire in the 1950s to become Derby Playhouse in the Eagle Market in the 1970s. In 2010 it was bought by the University of Derby and became Derby Theatre.

But just how representative of the people of Derby has the theatre really been?

Can we learn from its history to reimagine the relationship between the theatre and its community, particularly in the context of current major events?

This digital event curated by the University of Derby and Derby Theatre will take place over on Derby Theatre's Instagram, Facebook and YouTube channels between 4 – 8pm on Wednesday 18 November, and includes interviews with staff and practitioners past and present and uses the theatre’s archive as a starting point for vital conversations about its future. We invite you to join the conversation and share your stories and views with us.

Schedule

Introduction to the Theatre Archive

by Caroline Barth (Derby Theatre’s Creative Learning Director)

Introduction to ‘The People’s Theatre’

by Cath Feely (Historian and Senior Lecturer at the University of Derby)

The Early Days

Images telling story of The Little Theatre to the first Playhouse to the Eagle Market and to Derby Theatre. Curated by Cath Feely.

 

The People's Theatre: THE EARLY DAYS. The archive begins with the Derby Little Theatre, which was founded in 1948 and...

Posted by Derby Theatre on Wednesday, 18 November 2020

An Actor's Life

A set of images curated by Cath Feely

Interview

An interview with former Derby Playhouse Chief Executive David Edwards, hosted by Cultural Consultant Devon Daley

Where – YouTube

The Move to the Market

A set of images curated by Cath Feely

Where – Facebook and Instagram

Costumes

A set of images curated by Cath Feely

Where – Facebook and Instagram

The Value of Theatre

A set images curated by Daniel Poole (Derby Theatre’s Head of Development)

Where – Facebook and Instagram

Marketing

A set of images curated by Cath Feely

Where – Facebook and Instagram

The Memory of the Theatre

A set of images curated by Cath Feely

Where – Facebook and Instagram

Interview

An interview with future creative Anisa Archer, hosted by Caroline Barth (Derby Theatre’s Creative Learning Director)

Where – YouTube

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