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Outdoor Cinema: Dirty Dancing & The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Grab your friends and some popcorn and settle down to a unique cinema experience with a classic film, or a cult favourite this August at Markeaton Park. Derby LIVE presents Dirty Dancing and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, as part of our Outdoor Theatre and Cinema Season. Watch Baby and Jonny’s dancing exploits as you sip on a Dirty Daiquiri from The Orangery, or do the time warp with a pizza platter. 

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for blast off! This June Kaleidoscope Players will be performing Return To The Forbidden Planet – the jukebox musical where the many works of Shakespeare are paired with a fabulous rock ‘n’ roll score to create a fun-filled, jiving-in-the-aisles performance at the Guildhall Theatre.

Five Blue Haired Ladies Sitting on a Green Park Bench

The Watson Players bring John A Penzotti’s story of five ladies who, over a period of several months, meet on the park bench in Washington Square Park, New York to share fond and sometimes painful memories to the Guildhall Theatre. The story of their lives are laid bare for the audience to share this June, all the arguments, raucous tales of living the high-life, but also their fears and pains. The Watson Players tell these tales with hilarity and poignancy in equal measure.                                                                                                      

Mark Beaumont

Derby LIVE welcomes Mark Beaumont, as part of Derby Book Festival this June, to the Guildhall Theatre to share his stories. Mark Beaumont has become a household name through his documentaries about ultra-endurance and adventure. Having smashed the circumnavigation cycling World Record twice in his career, he now holds this 18,000 mile title in a time of 78 days and 14 hours, averaging 240 miles a day.

Germaine Greer

Also as part of Derby Book Festival Germaine Greer will be presenting Women for Life on Earth: the inevitability of ecofeminism. Germaine Greer will be speaking to an audience at the Guildhall Theatre on Friday 8 June on her view that if the planet is to survive and human beings to continue to inhabit it, the female energy must be unleashed.

The Adventures of Andy Kershaw

Legendary broadcaster and foreign correspondent Andy Kershaw will also be at Guildhall Theatre as part of the Derby Book Festival this June. Fascinating and often hilarious, this two hour audio-visual presentation will treat you to recollections from a life spent on the front lines of rock & roll, and on the front lines of some of the world’s most extreme and dangerous countries.

Professor Robert Winston

Improve your learning with this exciting illustrated talk, which shows how recent research highlights not only how valuable learning is but what we can all do to improve our learning. Professor Robert Winston, as part of the Derby Book Festival, will be bringing is infectious enthusiasm for science and energy for learning to the Guildhall Theatre this June.

Mad About Movies

A unique story-book show filled with over 40 songs from films, and peppered with anecdotes about the songs, films and film stars, Mad About Movies promises to entertain every movie fan around. Robert Habermann will be performing songs at the Guildhall Theatre this May from the first sound movie The Jazz Singer, up to recent films such as Skyfall.