Derby LIVE has Easter entertainment covered

Thu 17 Mar 2016

See in the Easter holidays with Derby LIVE and the action packed programme we have lined up, from the Curious Adventures of Pinocchio to the Ladyboys of Bangkok, there is something for everyone to see.

Join Patrick Lynch from CBeebies in a stage production of the best loved children's classic, The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio. Crickets, cats, foxes and, of course, the world-famous puppet springs out of the collection of dusty, old, magic books. Get ready to be taken on an epic journey throughout the show, tugging on all the heart strings as Pinocchio's real father might be discovered and he could finally become a real boy.

The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio will be performed at Derby LIVE’s Guildhall Theatre on Saturday 26 March at 7:30pm. Suitable for ages 4 and above, tickets for this event are priced at £8.

James Wilson-Taylor is bringing the worlds' first 'Batsical', Bat-Fan, to the stage in this truly unique and varied stand-up, sketches and song-ridden show, direct from 'Gotham City'. Be amazed by his superior knowledge and eagerness on the superhero pop icon and recap all of the Batman films. But don't be too quick to judge, you shouldn't underestimate his grand awareness on the franchise, nor his talent as James is ready to share his many frustrations with the films, depicting many flaws and issues raised throughout the series with witty comedy and questionable props. 

Let James to pitch himself to you as the next caped crusader, stating how he is perfectly suited to replace Ben Affleck in the upcoming film Batman vs Superman.

Do not let the month expire without a visit” - The List

Bat-Fan will be performed at Derby LIVE’s Guildhall Theatre on Tuesday 29 March at 7:30pm. Tickets are priced at £12.25 with a concession rate available for over 60s, under 16s, students, unemployed and disabled people for £10.25. This show is also part of the LIVEsaver events, which entitles customers to a discount when buying tickets for two or more different LIVEsaver events.

A true legend of British music, Maddy Prior has built her career on exploring various musical avenues, evident by her latest album 3 For Joy. The album employs various musical elements: violin, viola, recorder and bagpipes and an admirable combination of mature vocals from the experienced Maddy Prior and the youthful voice of Hannah James. Together with new musical partners Giles Lewin and young accordion player Hannah James, the trio is determined to deliver their truly unique style to you in the grand atmosphere of the Guildhall Theatre.

“Maddy's voice is instantly recognisable as always, and it's safe to say that neither long-standing fans nor the casual listener will be disappointed” – Carys, Folkcasters Blog

Maddy Prior will be performing at Derby LIVE’s Guildhall Theatre on Wednesday 30 March at 7:30pm. Tickets are priced at £17.25 and this show is also part of the LIVEsaver events, which entitles customers to a discount when buying tickets for two or more different LIVEsaver events.

Energetic, exotic, eclectic and completely unpredictable – those sensationally glamorous Ladyboys of Bangkok are ready to whoop it up in Derby with a dazzling new production of the country’s most popular touring cabaret show. It’s a night of pure escapism, allowing you to take a well-deserved break from everyday life in a euphoric bubble of laughter, glamour, glitz and music.  With more songs and musical production numbers than you could shake a sequined hip to – this is one cabaret production that is quite simply too good to miss.

“Makes most West End musicals look drab by comparison – Manchester Evening News

Ladyboys of Bangkok will be performing at Derby Market Place Friday 1 - Saturday 16 April. Tickets are priced £16-£36 two for one on Monday performances.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Back the Years with this fab 50s and swinging 60s show hosted by DJ and broadcasting legend David Hamilton, plus amazing live band The Fugitives and sensational singers, Ash Denver and the Tiffany Girls. Taking you back to the hits of yesteryear and evoking memories of a bygone age, steeped in nostalgia and sprinkled with humour and unforgettable music from this magical era.

The show is laced with David's little nuggets of information that could only be gained by someone who was actually there at this incredible time in popular music history. David is eager to share his stories behind the classic songs that we all know and love, while the band storms through some of the greatest songs of the era.

Rock 'n' Roll Back the Years will be performing at Derby LIVE’s Guildhall Theatre on Friday 1 April at 7:30pm. Tickets are priced at £20.

Get your dancing shoes on and shower-singing voices ready as the Number 1 Pop Show touring the UK right now, Pop Factor The Concert, comes to Derby. In a celebration of the biggest popstars and current chart hits, from Taylor Swift to Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry to Olly Murs, smash hits from everyone’s favourite pop stars have been squeezed in to create an unforgettable pop concert!

Featuring a cast of top professionals performing a current set list, this show is the perfect for 'kids' (young and old!). You won't need strapping into your seat from this one, let Pop Factor take you partying on a non-stop, high energy ride that leaves everyone dancing and singing all night long!

Pop Factor The Concert will be performing at Derby LIVE’s Guildhall Theatre on Saturday 2 April. Tickets are priced at £14.25, family tickets also available, this show is also part of the LIVEsaver events, which entitles customers to a discount when buying tickets for two or more different LIVEsaver events.

Tickets for all of these shows can be purchased through the Derby LIVE Box Office on 01332 255800 or online at derbylive.co.uk and also from the Derby LIVE Box Office, Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AH.