Derby LIVE Listings Jul- Sep 2016


The Same Sky – A Musical
Songs & Music by Phil Baggaley – Story by Tim Harvey

From songwriter Phil Baggaley and author Tim Harvey comes the premier of a brand new musical. Set in the Nottinghamshire Coalfields against the backdrop of WW1, Billy, a poor miner and Eileen the pit owner’s daughter are passionately in love. Forced apart by the Great War will their love survive? A story of love, loss and reconciliation told with movingly beautiful songs.

Tue 28 Jun – Sat 2 Jul  - Guildhall Theatre


Schools Rate available, suitable for ages 12+, Cream tea available and need to be ordered in advance.


Big Adventures

URINETOWN by Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis

Set in a dystopian future where everyone has to pay for the ‘privilege to pee’, this hilarious musical riffs on everything from Brecht to Bernstein to show us the story of one man’s struggle to defeat the system and win justice for all! This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.

Wed 6 – Sat 9 Jul  - Guildhall Theatre

£14.25, concession £11.25


CAMRA Summer Beer Festival

Derby CAMRA City Charter Beer Festival returns to the Market Place with a huge selection of real ale, cider & continental beers and lots of live entertainment.

Wed 6 – Sun 10 Jul  - Market Place, Derby

£3 - £6, concessions available on the day.

Ages 18+ only


Ed Blaney’s Ultimate Bowie

Ed Blaney and an eight-piece band will take you from David Bowie’s early years with hits such as Starman, through his remarkable career to songs like Let’s Dance, China Girl, and many more.

Sun 24 Jul, 8pm - Guildhall Theatre



Outdoor Theatre Season

Much Ado About Nothing

Oddsocks’ Much Ado About Nothing is a high-octane musical version of Shakespeare’s battle of the sexes, featuring hits from the best music decades.

“Hugely funny” **** The Stage

Tue 26 – Thu 28 Jul   - Markeaton Park Craft Village

A selection of platters, pizzas and cream tea are available which will need to be pre-ordered to avoid disappointment.



David Gibb: Letters Through Your Door

David Gibb is a musician, songwriter and storyteller. His new musical children’s piece Letters Through Your Door is a fun and exciting stage show packed full of catchy and toe tapping numbers perfect for 3 years + and their families.

Sat 13 Aug, 3pm   - Guildhall Theatre



Markeaton Park Outdoor Cinema

Ghost (12A)

When a mugging leaves Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) dead and his lover Molly (Demi Moore) grieving, Sam’s ghost stays behind to warn her of impending danger. But she can’t hear him or see him. No-one but reluctant psychic Oda Mae (Whoopi Goldberg) can and she doesn’t want anything to do with him. But with Molly’s life in danger, can Sam save her in time? Romance, comedy and drama, unmissable on the big screen!

Fri 12 Aug, 9pm   - Markeaton Park Craft Village


Suitable for children Aged 12+, younger children must be accompanied by an adult, please not there will be unreserved seating. A selection of platters and pizza will be available to pre-order to avoid disappointment.


Markeaton Park Outdoor Cinema

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (12A)

From a galaxy far, far away to an outdoor cinema screen, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is an action packed, funny sci-fi epic that heads back to the world established in 1977’s Star Wars. Three decades after the fall of the Empire, a new threat has risen. The First Order are attempting to rule the galaxy and only a small group of new heroes and some old friends can stop them!

Sat 13 Aug, 9pm  - Markeaton Park Craft Village


Suitable for children Aged 12+, younger children must be accompanied by an adult, please not there will be unreserved seating. A selection of platters and pizza will be available to pre-order to avoid disappointment.



Enchanted Entertainment

Summer Theatre School 2016

This summer, why not take part in a week-long series of workshops (9am-5pm daily) aimed at improving your musical theatre skills. Enchanted Entertainment will give children (aged 8-16) an energetic, fun-filled week, learning songs and routines from a variety of well-known West End and Broadway musicals and then performing in two shows on the final Saturday.

Mon 15 – Fri 19 Aug  - Guildhall Theatre

£140 with performances on Sat 20 Aug for family and friends



JKB Productions

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

A wonderful, foot tapping musical which showcases the music of Neil Sedaka. With a small, highly talented cast and live band on stage, this production will rock and bring back all those memories of the ‘60s!

Thu 8 – Sat 10 Sep  - Guildhall Theatre

£12, concessions £10


Grist to the Mill

The Unknown Soldier by Ross Ericson

Jack stayed on when the guns fell silent, to search the battlefields for those that could not go home. A story of comradeship, betrayal and of promises both broken and kept following the carnage of WWI.

Wed 14 Sep, 7:30pm   - Guildhall Theatre

£12, concession £9   

Schools Rate available, Life Saver Event and Suitable for 12+ only.


Derby Youth Musical Theatre

Guys & Dolls

Following their highly acclaimed production of Phantom of the Opera, DYMT return with this highly popular musical set amongst New York gangsters, gamblers and nightclub singers. Performed by a talented cast from all over the county.

Wed 21 Sep – Sat 24 Sep   - Guildhall Theatre

£14, concessions £12  

Group rate available.


Derby Folk Festival

The 10th Derby Folk Festival returns to the City Marquee on the Market Place, the Guildhall Theatre, The Old Bell Hotel and Derby Cathedral. As well as ticketed concerts and events, there will be dance displays throughout the streets, and free music performances during Saturday and Sunday.

The festival is a who’s who of folk including: Fairport Convention, The Demon Barbers, The Young’uns, Heidi Talbot, 9Bach, John McCusker, Sally Barker, Belshazzar’s Feast, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker and many more.

Fri 30 Sep – Sun 2 Oct  - Derby City Centre

£22 - £80, concessions available

Family Tickets available, this is a Life Saver event.


Early Bird prices available until 31 Jul

Sinfonia Viva

Folk Reflections

Take a trip with Sinfonia Viva and re-imagine folk music in a melodious and eclectic journey for the soul. Opening this year’s Folk Festival, these performances feature pieces that weave their way through folk history. With a new take on this timeless musical art form, these folk inspired string selections are guaranteed to live long in the memory.

Part of Derby Folk Festival

Fri 30 Sep, 5pm & 6:30pm   - Derby Cathedral



Adverse Camber

The Shahnameh: The Epic Book of Kings

The Shahnameh was written over 1,000 years ago and stretches from creation to the fall of the Persian Empire. Here, a hand-picked selection of stories are brought to life by dazzling performance storyteller, Xanthe Gresham Knight. With rhythmic sounds of virtuoso Kurdish Iranian musician, Arash Moradi, on daf, setar and shurangiz.

Part of Derby Folk Festival

Fri 30 Sep, 7:30pm  - Guildhall Theatre

£12, concessions £9


For more information on any of the below shows, please contact All of the shows can be booked online at or at the Derby LIVE Box Office on 01332 255800.


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