6 Top Picks for June
Mon 5 Jun 2017
We've almost reached the middle of 2017 (already!) - yes that's right, June is here. We're hoping the rain will clear off soon, but here are some shows we'd recommend if you're looking for a fun activity to enjoy without getting wet!
1. Helen Mort & Dan Richards - Tuesday 13 June
“Because they’re there?” Is this the answer to the eternal question: why do people climb mountains? Poet Helen Mort and author Dan Richards bring a new perspective to this question by exploring the exploits of largely forgotten, pioneering female mountaineers.
Don't miss this if... you want to brush up on your history.
2. Sean Kelly - Wednesday 14 June
A night of stand-up comedy and a charity auction with star of Storage Hunters, Sean Kelly, the ever-smiling, ever-shouting auctioneer. Audience members are encouraged to bring along a cheeky item from home, to be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to Help for Heroes.
Don't miss this if... you're a die-hard Storage Hunters fan!
3. While the Lights Were Out - Wednesday 21 - Saturday 24 June
One of the most astounding and hilarious murder mysteries ever staged. Every clue is a lulu and the plot twists furiously - the final solution involves the most bizarre motive ever conceived! This delightful evening of mayhem gallops madly about the stage and will leave you breathless with surprise and laughter.
Don't miss this if... you think you're good at guessing murder mystery plots.
4. Threaded Album Launch - Thursday 22 June
Threaded are releasing their second album, Fair Winds and Following Seas, and would love you to join them for their launch party! Performances by Jack Cookson: BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Nominee 2016, and Phil Theharp: Local Singer-Songwriter will also feature on the night.
Don't miss this if... you've always wanted to attend a launch party.
5. The Last Revolution - Friday 23 - Sunday 25 June
Supported by Unite The Union and Derby LIVE, Big Adventures Theatre Company have written a brand new musical which tells the story of the people at the heart of the last recorded revolution in England. A story of love, of honour, of brotherhood and betrayal. This production marks the 200th Anniversary of the Pentrich Revolution and also forms part of Big Adventures’ 20th Anniversary season.
Don't miss this if... you're interested in learning more about a pivotal piece of Derbyshire history.
6. Silver Darling The Musical - Tuesday 27 June - Saturday 1 July
A tale of a poor fishing community on the Yorkshire coast in the years just before World War Two. Britain is still trying to recover from a huge depression, times are tough, and for everyone. Finding it hard to make ends meet, the villagers struggle to keep their businesses afloat. No fish, no money!
Don't miss this if... you enjoyed the last outstanding production by Open Road - The Same Sky.