Top quality touring productions can be seen at Derby Theatre in the new year beginning with Rona Munro’s brilliant new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece, Frankenstein, from January 20-25.
Munro places the writer herself amid the action as she wrestles with her creation and with the stark realities facing revolutionary young women, then and now.
Derby’s own Gwen Taylor returns to the theatre from January 27–February 1, in the thriller The Croft.
It is a bold and haunting new play based on a true story. In the remote Scottish Highlands two women arrive at a former Crofters Hut in the deserted village of Coillie Ghille. Suddenly the weekend getaway takes an unexpected turn.
Cut off from the modern world, Laura and Suzanne find themselves drawn into the dark history of the Croft and the lives that passed before them.
In April Northern Broadsides present Quality Street, JM Barrie’s delicious farce.
Ten years after a tearful goodbye, Phoebe Throssel assumes a glamorous alter ego to rekindle a romance with old flame Captain Valentine. Can she juggle both personas? Or will her deception scandalise the town and wreck any future with the man she loves? It features a commentary from the Quality Street factory workers, whose own stories give the show a playful Yorkshire twist.
For details of all shows go to http://www.derbytheatre.co.uk