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Fri 27 Apr 2018
Harry Potter fans are in for a treat this summer as Celebrating the Harry Potter Books with Fleurble Laffalot comes to the Guildhall Theatre. Discover fun facts about the books, take part in some of the key elements of life at Hogwarts – the Sorting Ceremony, Care of Magical Creatures, spells, potions … and much more. A funny, silly event for anyone who has ever wanted to explore the magical world of Harry Potter books!
The musical theatre workshops are once again being run by Enchanted Entertainment, producers of previous Easter Pantomimes at the Assembly Rooms and will centre on singing, acting and dancing performance techniques as well as general stage craft. At the end of the week, children put all their hard work into two performances on the stage in front of a live audience on Saturday 4 August!
Sinfonia Viva return as part of Derby Folk Festival, bringing an invitation to the dance. Bartók raids his folk music collection; Arutiunian taps into his Armenian heritage; Holst gives his school orchestra some jigs to play (throwing in ‘Greensleeves’ for good measure); Grieg salutes a great Scandinavian playwright with a suite of 18th-century-style dances – all guaranteed to get your feet tapping!
Rumpus Theatre Company presents The Devil's Bride, based on the chilling story by classic Victorian Gothic horror author Sheridan Le Fanu. Aspiring 17th Century painter Godfried Schalken seeks an apprenticeship with famous artist Gerard Douw, and falls in love with Douw's niece Rose. But Douw achieved his fame by making a pact with the Devil, and when Gerard attempts to wed Rose, his evil rival returns to claim his wicked prize.
Gatepost Theatre Company return to the Guildhall Theatre with this smash-hit musical comedy, based around the songs of Elvis Presley. The time is 1955, somewhere in middle America, where one girl's dream and a surprise visit from a mysterious leather-jacketed, guitar-playing stranger help a small town to discover the magic of romance and the power of rock & roll.
The Lost Boys return with a gripping production that tells the story of Frankenstein and also the story of the novel’s creation. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is probably the greatest horror story ever told and published exactly 200 years ago and written when she was just 19. Bespoke educational workshops on the Frankenstein story are also being offered by The Lost Boys.
2Magpies restage Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani’s drug-fuelled in Ventoux, in 2000, arguably the greatest cycling had ever seen. Using breathtaking video accompaniment and a pair of road bikes, 2Magpies ask the question – how far will we go to succeed? Ventoux charts the parallel lives of these champions who overcame great adversity in tandem, and the mountain that cast them in opposing directions.
Derby’s Market Place will once again be playing host to the purpose-built Cathedral Quarter 3aaa Ice Rink this winter, made of real ice. The Market Place will also feature other attractions such as live music, food and Christmas gift fairs. Whether out with a group of friends, spending time as a family or looking for a venue for a work Christmas party, a spin on the Cathedral Quarter 3aaa Ice Rink will be a fabulous festive treat for all!
Working hard to replicate the sounds and visuals of their peers, Floyd in the Flesh deliver their set with passion and enthusiasm. As well as performing the music accurately, the band is accompanied by a full lighting show and video projections which gives the audience an authentic Pink Floyd experience.
Little Pixie Productions will be bringing the Guildhall Theatre to life with this operatic masterpiece. Helena Leonard will be singing the arias of Florence Easton, from operas including Madame Butterfly, Gianni Schicchi, Aida, Tosca and many more as she tells you the fascinating story about her varied career as “The Nightingale of South Bank”.