Amateur Theatre set to smash their ‘Amateur’ status
Tue 26 Jan 2016
We are delighted to host a variety of Derbyshire-based amateur theatre groups as they bring their unique and exciting productions to the Guildhall Theatre over the next couple of months.
It all kicks off with the rock and roll fairy tale, Rock of Ages from Wednesday 24 – Saturday 27 February, closely followed by a vivacious rendition of Legally Blonde The Musical from Wednesday 2 – Saturday 5 March. The amateur theatre sequence continues with the comical Twelfth Night from Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 March and concludes with a tale of conspiracy with The Yeomen of the Guard from Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 March.
National Operatic and Dramatic Association award winning Gatepost Theatre Company present the recently released Rock of Ages, a thrilling 1980’s Hollywood-inspired party. Gatepost Theatre Company have amazed previous audiences, forming a new production team in 2015 and recently rose to the challenge of producing Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award winning musical RENT, which received fantastic reviews and a standing ovation in each performance – “unheard of in amateur dramatic circles” – Gatepost Theatre Company website.
Rock of Ages will be taking place at Derby LIVE’s Guildhall Theatre from Wednesday 24 – Saturday 27 February at 7:30pm each night and a matinee performance on Saturday 27 February at 2:30pm. Tickets are priced at £12 and concession rates are available for £10, suitable for ages 14+.
The following week, Belper Musical Theatre invites you to join the vibrant character, Elle Woods, in her familiar journey through Harvard Law School in Legally Blonde The Musical. Coming to Derby for the first time, this irresistible musical follows Elle in her extravagant lifestyle and her challenge to win back the affection of her high school boyfriend, Warner Huntingdon III.
Legally Blonde The Musical will be performed at Derby LIVE’s Guildhall Theatre from Wednesday 2 – Saturday 5 March at 7:30pm each night and a matinee performance on Saturday 5 March at 2:30pm. Tickets are priced at £14.25 and concession rates are available for £11.25.
Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company then brings to life the uniquely comical tale, Twelfth Night. The story captures a perverse and complex series of events in this comedy of the bitter sweet, melancholic and sadness. Illusion and delusion mix in a heady atmosphere of a lost world as it hurtles towards a desperate finale.
Twelfth Night will be performed at Derby LIVE’s Guildhall Theatre from Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 March at 7:30pm each night and a matinee performance on Saturday 12 March at 2:30pm. Tickets for the performance on Tuesday 8 March are priced at £9, while all other shows, including the Saturday matinee are £12, with concession rates available for £10.
Our run of amateur theatre productions concludes with Rose Hill Musical Society, as they perform The Yeomen of the Guard, created by Arthur Sullivan and William Schwenck Gilbert. The Derby based Gilbert and Sullivan society has many years of experience performing the classics from these two iconic artists. Set in the Tower of London, The Yeomen of the Guard is a tale of conspiracy and intrigue.
The Yeomen of the Guard will be performed at Derby LIVE’s Guildhall Theatre from Tuesday 15 March – Saturday 19 March at 7:30pm each night and a matinee performance on Saturday 19 March at 2:30pm. Tickets for the performance on Tuesday 15 are priced at £12, Wednesday 16 at £13 and Thursday – Saturday at £14. Tickets for The Yeomen of the Guard can be purchased by contacting Peter Featherstone, on 0115 9258717 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A cream tea service is available for the Saturday matinee performances of Rock of Ages, Legally Blonde The Musical and Twelfth Night. This is served 30 minutes before the matinee at the bar, upstairs in Derby LIVE’s Guildhall Theatre. This service is bookable in advance only and costs an additional £3.50 per person. More information about our cream tea service is available by contacting Derby LIVE Box Office on 01332 255800 or online at derbylive.co.uk.
Tickets for Rock of Ages, Legally Blonde The Musical and Twelfth Night and more information regarding all of these events are available at the Derby LIVE Box Office on 01332 255800 or online at derbylive.co.uk. They can also be purchased at the DerbyLIVE Box Office, Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AH.