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Inside Odds On
Dante or Die
Until 20th July

Derbion Shopping Centre (opposite Iceland), Derby

poster Inside Odds On is an immersive exhibition taking over an empty high street shop that plunges you deep down into the world of online gambling: from that first win, all the way behind the screen to give a game’s-eye view of how your fellow players are really doing.

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Here You Come Again
The New Dolly Parton Musical
PROUDLY PRESENTED BY ARRANGEMENT WITH DOLLY PARTON PRIOR TO WEST END
Until 13th July

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

poster Packed with the iconic songs Jolene, 9 to 5, Islands in the Stream, I Will Always Love You, Here You Come Again and more, this lively and touching new musical tells the story of a diehard fan whose fantasy version of international icon Dolly Parton gets him through trying times. With her wit, humour and charm, Dolly teaches him a whole lot about life, love and how to pull yourself up by your bootstraps…even if your bootstraps don’t have rhinestones! This is one musical that is sure to make you smile.

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Departure Lounge
A summer festival of fresh and exciting performance
Until 12th July

Derby Theatre

poster Departure Lounge is celebrating its 12th anniversary, on this summer at Derby Theatre from Thursday 11 until Friday 12 July, a fantastic summer festival of fresh and thrilling theatre with a bumper line-up of shows, works-in-progress, workshops, gatherings and a hub for fresh, contemporary, cutting edge and innovative performance.

Departure Lounge sees Derby Theatre transformed into a fabulous performance-filled festival site, with shows in many different spaces across the building…so, calling all artists and audiences, why not come and join us this summer?

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EIGHT
by Ella Hickson
West Bridgford Dramatic Society
Until 13th July

The Studio Theatre, on Stamford Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham

poster "Eight" is a thought-provoking play written by Ella Hickson, featuring eight monologues that explore the experiences of a generation shaped by a world where everything is deemed acceptable. Premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2008, the play is an honest portrayal of apathy and the search for hope, "Eight" garnered critical acclaim, winning awards such as the Fringe First and the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award. It has since enjoyed successful runs in New York and London, captivating audiences with its powerful storytelling.

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Flying High
Annual Summer Showcase 2024
13th July

The Bonington Theatre, Arnold

poster Flying High Expressive Arts CIC invite you to join us for our annual Summer Showcase where we share with you, our wonderful young people’s talents and creativity in a series of scenes, dances and songs. We have a short version of Peter Pan from our Junior Drama group, a song from ‘Annie’ from our young singers, creative dance pieces from our Youth Dance group, and a mixture of original drama pieces from our senior groups including an informative portrayal of how the teenage brain is wired very differently from adults!

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Defying Gravity
Defying Gravity
14th July

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

poster Defying Gravity – West End Women is a celebration of women who have made their mark on the West End Stage.

Featuring the best loved songs from the West End and Broadway, performed by a cast of incredible vocalists and an all female band, this is a must-see for anyone who loves musical theatre.

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Dance Warriors
Time for Celebration
14th July

Nottingham Playhouse

poster ‘It’s Time for Celebration’ is exactly that - a celebration of a hundred dancers and singers, with learning disabilities, along with their helpers.

Ranging from 5-65 years, the performers come from five separate dance groups, as well as a Makaton choir, and all come from Nottingham and Mansfield.

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Mountbatten Hospice Wing Walk 2024
Emily Jones

In 2024, I am taking to the skies and taking part in the first charity Wing Walk on the Isle of Wight in aid of the wonderful Mountbatten Hospice on the island who looked after my lovely Dad and our whole family in his final weeks.
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English Youth Ballet
Giselle
19th - 20th July

Theatre Royale, Nottingham

poster English Youth Ballet (EYB) presents a hauntingly beautiful production of GISELLE that promises romance, betrayal and revenge.

The story is set in the Edwardian era on an English country estate and has a Downton Abbey flavour. The young governess – Giselle falls in love with the aristocratic Albert who betrays her. She dies of a broken heart. Giselle’s ghost chooses to protect Albert as he visits her leafy graveside. In the forest live the macabre Wili Spirits – the ghosts of other young women who rise from the grave each night. They will stop at nothing to take their revenge on the menfolk of the town who cross their paths.

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Ori-Já!
Dance/Drama, Family-Friendly
20th July

Squire Performing Arts Centre, Nottingham

poster Ori (from “Ori” meaning head and “Já” meaning now) is a dance performance that invites the audience to explore and recognise the daily influences of the African diaspora in Brazil through the perspective of the Yoruba people and their Orixas (orishas).

Orixas are ancestors who have been deified. This dance performance will feature 17 orishas and their stories; these orixas can be from recent history, perhaps only one hundred years old, or they may be over a thousand years old. Orixas are a link between the spiritual world and the world of humans.

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It’s All About the Talent – Juniors
Rhythm Nation Studios
21st July

Squire Performing Arts Centre, Nottingham

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The Eagle Awards 2024
Celebrating amateur theatre in Derby
21st July

Derby Theatre

poster The Eagle Awards showcases and celebrates the wealth of amateur theatre in Derby and Derbyshire and is one of the highlights of the region's cultural calendar.

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My Son’s A Queer
(But What Can You Do?)
Turbine Creatives Ltd
22nd - 24th July

Derby Theatre

poster Written and performed by Rob Madge and directed by Luke Sheppard, the award-winning My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) is back for 2024.

Once a cult sensation, Madge’s show has grown in stature to become WhatsOnStage Award winning and Olivier Award nominated and now due to public demand is set to embark on a brand new national tour visiting seven brand new venues.

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Madagascar the Musical
24th - 27th July

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

poster Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – The Musical follows all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

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Jade Moore
DIY Poets Showcase
8th Aug
City Arts 11-13 Hockley Nottingham NG1 1FH.
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Abigail's Party
by Mike Leigh
22nd - 27th July

Lace Market Theatre, Nottingham

poster It's the 1970s. Beverley is hosting a ‘soirée' for her suburban neighbours. One guest, Susan, has a teenage daughter Abigail who is having a party of her own across the street.

Olives, cheesy pineapples and G&Ts abound but as the evening progresses, the surface civility descends into pandemonium. Mike Leigh's iconic comedy is a timeless play about unhappy marriages and social aspirations

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