Eugene Onegin, originally set in 1820s St Petersburg and its surrounding countryside, follows the story of a selfish hero who lives to regret his rejection of a young woman’s love and his careless incitement of a fatal duel with his best friend. Adopted from Pushkin's novel-in-verse, this Tchaikovsky masterpiece (in translation) is a stunning example of lyric opera.
Join performers from Durham University alongside RTProjects for an evening of entertainment and a celebration of life. Performed in aid of raising money for suicide prevention in the North East. Acts to be annouced soon...
|Sunday 1st March 2020||7.00pm||Book tickets|
1963. San Francisco. A group of young marines are out for one final night of debauchery. Cruel bets intwine their lives with an awkward waitress, Rose. Through tricks played, Rose grows into the heroine we all need showcasing compassion and love. Adapted from the River Phoenix film of the same name by the genius behind Dear Evan Hanson, Pasek and Paul's Dogfight recieved rave reviews.
Durham University Film and Television is proud to present a film screening of Wes Anderson's delightful 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' (2014) at Assembly Rooms Theatre - the Durham's historic first cinema! Nominated for 9 Academy Awards at the 2014 Oscars and winning 4, this film is guaranteed to charm your socks off!
|Sunday 8th March 2020||8.15pm||Book tickets|
In a dystopian London ravaged by lawlessness, a gang of youths survive by fulfilling their clients’ wildest fantasies. As events spiral out of control, the gang must question how far are they willing to go to save the ones they love. Called Phillip Ridley's 'masterpiece', this disturbing production has polarised critics and audience alike since its birth.
The life of Dijana Polancec: professional romantic, eternal optimist, and accidental prostitute. "I know exactly how much I am worth. I am worth one thousand euros because that is how much Babac paid for me. To put this in easy language, that is like two-and-a-half iPhones." Lucy Kirkwood's award-winning play uses wit and tenderness to explore sex-trafficking in the modern day.
Durham Student Theatre proudly present the Durham Showcase 2020! The Durham Showcase is a collection of monologues and duologues performed by a troupe of Durham's most talented finalist actors. The Showcase is previewing in Durham in the Assembly Rooms Theatre before moving on to London where it will perform at The Tristan Bates Theatre in March. Come along to see some quality acting and show support! Tickets are free - to reserve in advance please e-mail [email protected]
|Friday 20th March 2020||7.30pm||Book tickets|
John Osborne's landmark drama of sex, class and marriage that revolutionised British drama in an electrifying new production created especially for the Assembly Rooms...
With Danny Solomon as Jimmy Porter ('Miss Julie', 'The River', 'Playland'), Hannah Ellis Ryan as Alison Porter ('Coronation Street' & 'The River') and Edmund Dehn as Colonel Redfern ('Krapp's Last Tape', 'Judge Minty' & 'Knightmare'...
A unique North East theatrical production looks set to do for celebrity psychics what Alan Partridge did for radio presenters. There’s Someone Coming Through is an affectionate look at what happens to famous clairvoyants when the entity they most need to reach is the ghost of their own career. Neville Vaughan was a once-respected psychic, but a fall from grace has reduced him to backstreet gigs as he owes the taxman thousands, his ex-wife is taking him to the cleaners, and there's that whole saga with the Puerto Rican bell boy... Written by Sunderland playwright Lee Stewart, the production takes the form of an actual, semi-serious clairvoyancy evening and is not one to miss!
|Thursday 28th May 2020||7.30pm||Book tickets|
Based on true events, and untold stories, these are the Tales from Star City. The Soviet Union. 1967. The Space Race is at its height. One woman, Polina Semyenova, is at the centre of it all. She is the listener. Hidden away in the pithily named ‘Closed Military Townlet No. 1’ (later to become the eponymous Star City), Polina looks back on her dreams of being part of the great Communist movement, during one of the most dramatic decades of the Cold War. Join Polina as she reaches for the stars, and journeys through some of the brightest and darkest moments of the Space Race. Tales from Star City is embarking on a national tour after a five star run at the Chiswick Playhouse in Spring 2018, and a transfer to the King’s Head Theatre in early 2019. It is Dan Dawes’ fourth play after Steel Tumbleweed, The Signalman, and Axolotl.
A dying man’s wish; for Ugly Bucket to create a show about death. Will it be subtle? Will it be profound? Probably not. Ugly Bucket process the death of a friend in the only way they know how; through a high energy maelstrom of clowning, slapstick, verbatim, and thumping techno tracks. Good Grief is a paranormal physical performance of loss and the memories left behind, from the company that took NSDF 2019 by storm!
|Thursday 4th June 2020||7.30pm||Book tickets|
Everyone says that university is the best three years of your life! So what happens next? What happens when you still have questions, but everyone expects you to have all the answers? Based on the true experiences and stories told by graduates, join three clowns as they leave the comfort of timetables, deadlines, and student life behind and enter the real world. A world full of expectation, proper jobs, and council tax. The multi award winning Edinburgh Fringe sell-out hit Bost-Uni Plues comes to Durham, in an explosion of energy, honesty, dance, physical theatre, techno, and plain silliness that explores post-graduate life through the good, the bad and the ugly.
|Friday 5th June 2020||7.30pm||Book tickets|