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Theatre Royal
Band of Gold on Wednesday 15th January 2020 at 2.00 pm Tickets £30.50
Matthews Bourne’s The Red Shoes on Thursday 16th April 2020 at 2.00 pm Tickets £40.50

Royal Concert Hall
Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals on Wednesday 13th May 2020 at 2.30 pm Tickets £52.00

‘Live at Lunch’ free concerts Friday 29th November 2019 Royal Northern College of Music.
Christmas carols and Festive songs Monday 9th December 2019 from NTU Chamber Choir
Both these concerts start at 1.00 pm but will be popular so plan to arrive early.

If you are interested in the history of the theatre you can go to www.ourtheatreroyal.org for much more information.

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Theatre News – Cabaret

One of the joys of going to the theatre is the unexpected; this was the case for Bill Kenwright’s production of Cabaret. An electronic display gave the mostly familiar warning, ‘This performance contains – smoke, flashing lights, loud noises, nudity.’ In the auditorium the fire curtain displays the word WILLCOMMEN; the show begins when the letter ‘O’ opens like a camera shutter to reveal the Master of Ceremonies who in song bids us welcome to the Kabarett.

The curtain goes up, the scene is set in Berlin, the year 1931, the location the licentious Kit Kat club. We are treated to suspenders, garters, leather shorts and burlesque dress for all performers who entertain us with song accompanied by sensuous gymnastical dance. In contrast there are episodes depicting the lives of ordinary Berliners. The effervescent MC remained a colourful and energetic character throughout the first act as the ‘liberty’ of the club unfolds.

Act one closed and there was a noticeable silence within our group as we all assimilated what we had seen. In act 2, the story becomes clearer as songs and narrative allude to the rise of the Nazi party. The songs and dances are no less powerful, but more restrained. Life for all Berliners was changing; the once enigmatic MC who had at one time parodied Hitler could only watch as the Kit Kat club is closed down.

Outstanding voices, remember some of the songs, Willkommer, Mein Herr, Money; fantastic choreography, brilliant acting, and nudity. Amazing production.

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Cabaret

One of the joys of going to the theatre is the unexpected; this was the case for Bill Kenwright’s production of Cabaret. An electronic display gave the mostly familiar warning,‘This performance contains – smoke, flashing lights, loud noises, nudity.’ In the auditorium the fire curtain displays the word WILLCOMMEN; the show begins when the letter ‘O’ opens like a camera shutter to reveal the Master of Ceremonies who in song bids us welcome to the Kabarett. The curtain goes up, the scene is set in Berlin, the year 1931, the location the licentious Kit Kat club. We are treated to suspenders, garters, leather shorts and burlesque dress for all performers who entertain us with song accompanied by sensuous gymnastically dance.

In contrast there are episodes depicting the lives of ordinary Berliners. The
effervescent MC remained a colourful and energetic character throughout the first act as the ‘liberty’ of the club unfolds. Act one closed and there was a noticeable silence within our group as we all assimilate what we had seen.

In Act 2 the story becomes clearer as songs and narrative allude to the rise of the Nazi party. The songs and dances are no less powerful, but more restrained. Life for all Berliners was changing; the once enigmatic MC who had at one time parodied Hitler could only watch as the Kit Kat club is closed down.

Outstanding voices, remember some of the songs, Willkommer, Mein Herr, Money; fantastic choreography, brilliant acting, and nudity. Amazing production.

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THEATRE ROYAL
Cabaret, Thursday 12 September 2019, at 2.00 pm. Tickets £35.
The Sound of Music, Wednesday 30 October 2019, at 2.00 pm. Tickets £30.50.
Cinderella Ballet, Saturday 23 November 2019 at 2.30pm. Tickets £32.50

DERBY THEATRE
Wedding Singer, Saturday, 9 November 2019 at 2.30 pm. Tickets £19.

ROYAL CONCERT HALL
We will Rock You, Wednesday 27 November 2019 at 2pm. Tickets £44.50

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Derby Day at 2.30 pm on Saturday, 9th November 2019 – The Wedding Singer – Tickets £19.00

Theatre Royal at 2.30pm on Saturday, 23rd November 2019 – Cinderella by Northern Ballet – Tickets £32.50.

New for next year:

Theatre Royal at 2pm on Thursday, 12th March 2020 – Some Mothers do have ’em Tickets £36.50
Royal Concert Hall at 2.30pm on Wednesday, 18th March 2020 – Riverdance.
Tickets £50.00.

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