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REVIEW: A tough, compelling adaptation of raw best-seller The Kite Runner

Matthew Spangler’s stage adaptation of The Kite Runner is as tough and compelling to watch as Khaled Hosseini’s book was to read.

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The Tenderloins.

Impractical Jokers lived up to their name at Nottingham gig

For those who don’t know The Tenderloins are a New York-based comedy troupe, whose four members – Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano – are the creators, executive producers, and stars of truTV’s hit series, Impractical Jokers.

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WIN a pair of tickets to Impractical Jokers’ UK tour

WIN a pair of tickets to Impractical Jokers’ UK tour

The American comedy sensations behind the hit TV Show Impractical Jokers, The Tenderloins, bring ‘Where’s Larry?’ to our shores this October, complete with a date at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena.

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Desire Under The Elms is a magnificent production

Desire Under The Elms is a magnificent production

A major play by the pioneering American playwright Eugene O’Neill has opened at the Crucible, Sheffield, in a production directed by Sam Yates.

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Chesterfield G&S Society present Merrie England.

Chesterfield G&S Society on tour with Merrie England

Chesterfield Gilbert & Sullivan Society bring their touring production of Edward German’s operetta to Ashover and Bakewell.

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INTERVIEW: John Bishop chats to us ahead of new tour

INTERVIEW: John Bishop chats to us ahead of new tour

We chat to comedian John Bishop ahead of his Winging It tour, which comes to Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena on October 13 and 14.

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Jodie Prenger in Shirley Valentine. Photo by Manuel Harlan.

Jodie Prenger brings Shirley Valentine to Derbyshire this week

Television favourite Jodie Prenger is in Chesterfield this week in a touring production of Willy Russell’s masterpiece Shirley Valentine.

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The Tenderloins.

Impractical Jokers live show tickets up for grabs

American comedy sensations, the Impractical Jokers, are bringing their new show to our shores - and you could win free tickets to it.

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Euan Blair with Steve Dolton.

All aboard for world premiere

Do you love theatre and trains? If so you’ll love the world premiere which is heading for north Derbyshire.

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Phill Jupitus.

REVIEW: Phill Jupitus is a skilled storyteller

Phill Jupitus, comedian, poet, TV stalwart, brought his Juplicity show to Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre on Saturday.

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Bess of Hardwick

Bess of Hardwick in spotlight of new play

One of the most powerful and wealthiest women in Elizabethan England put an indelible stamp on Derbyshire through the construction of Hardwick Hall and Chatsworth House and the extension of Bolsover Castle.

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Jodie Prenger as Shirley Valentine.

Shirley Valentine brings Jodie Prenger to Derbyshire

Jodie Prenger is heading for Chesterfield to star in Willy Russell’s much-loved creation Shirley Valentine.

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Kathy Lette. Photo by Neil Cooper.

Kathy Lette’s show is a feminist rallying cry

There’s one thing that Kathy Lette wants to make crystal clear about her touring show, Girls’ Night Out.

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VIDEO: Get your skates on for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to perform at Disney On Ice

Get your skates on...and you could be performing at this year's Disney On Ice arena spectacular, Passport To Adventure.

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Kate Spencer plays Estelle in Great Expectations at Derby Theatre.

Kate earns her big chance to shine on stage

Kate Spencer has turned her hand to everything, from serving coffee in the cafe to selling tickets at the box office...

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9 Terri Dwyer - Wilkie Collins' THE GHOST'S TOUCH! Rumpus 2017

TV stars team up for chilling play in Chesterfield

Television favourite Terri Dwyer plays the mysterious Mrs Zant in a stage adaptation of The Ghost’s Touch.

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Tom Taylor in The Game's Afoot, Try the Fish" . Photo by Jane Hobson.

REVIEW: Double bill delights at Buxton Comedy Festival

Writer- performer and Buzz Comedy Club comedian Tom Taylor and Sitting Room Productions brought the double-bill show – ‘The Game’s Afoot, Try the Fish,’ and ‘The Man With The Twisted Hip’ to the Buxton Comedy Festival.

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The new pound coin joke is just mint!

Funniest jokes of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe revealed

A joke about the new pound coin has been named the funniest of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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What’s coming up at Derby Theatre studio

Drama, music and children’s shows offer entertainment to suit all the family in the new season at Derby Theatre studio.
A magical, musical space adventure kicks off the fun. The show 3, 2, 1 Blast Off gives young chldren the opportunity to moonwalk, meet friendly aliens and help Geoffrey Jumper and Mandy get home in time for tea. Catch the production on September 1 and 2.
Tales of Birbal (October 14) focuses on the enchanting world of the Moghul King Akbar, his witty advisor Birbal and travelling storytellers. Humour, puppetry and music combine in this show.
Children are also the focus of the season’s final offering, The Gingerbread Man, which is running in the Studio from December 5 to 31.
During the intervening months, there is plenty to entertain older viewers.
The drama Hymns (September 8 and 9) focuses on four men who reunite to mourn the loss of a close friend but time and events have had a corrosive effect on this once tight-knit bunch. 
High-energy physical theatre, acapella singing and humour combine in Freeman (October 6).
Rich storytelling features in Tell Me Anything (November 3) about a boy trying to be a man and his girl who has an eating disorder.

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Jodie Prenger as Shirley Valentine

Jodie Prenger on tour in Shirley Valentine

Jodie Prenger takes on the role of a housewife who changes her life for the better in the heart-warming comedy Shirley Valentine.

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