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What’s On in Derbyshire and the Peak District – March 2017

PUBLISHED: 00:00 01 March 2017

La Boheme - on stage in Buxton

La Boheme - on stage in Buxton

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A round up of local events taking place in March

17th Feb-4th March: Touched

World War II drama centred on the lives of working‑class Nottingham women. Starring BAFTA award-winning actress, Vicky McClure (This is England) and Aisling Loftus (War and Peace). Nottingham Playhouse, Box Office: 0115 941 9419

28th Feb-1st March: Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football

A much-loved and highly-popular local tradition, Ashbourne’s famous annual game is played over two eight-hour periods, with hundreds of players making up the two teams of the Up’ards and the Down’ards. Contact Ashbourne Visitor Information: 01335 343666

17th Feb-11th March: Educating Rita

Willy Russell’s award-winning comedy is a tale of self-discovery, exploring how the power of choice comes through education. Derby Theatre, Derby. Box Office: 01332 593939

2nd March: Cul de Sac

A circus show designed for adults, featuring world-class juggling, dance and acrobatics. Déda, Chapel St, Derby, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 370911

2nd-4th March: The Same Sky

A musical of love, loss and reconciliation, set in the Nottinghamshire coalfield during WWI. Guildhall Theatre, Derby. Box Office: 01332 255800

2nd March: The Syd Lawrence Orchestra

A Golden Night of Swing marks 50 glorious years of the ‘finest big band’. Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. Box Office: 01246 345222

3rd March: The Take That Experience

Celebrating 25 years of the much-loved band. Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. Box Office: 01246 345222

3rd March: Savitri Grier & Richard Uttley

Violin and piano recital. Derby Chamber Music Society, Multi-Faith Centre, University of Derby, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 830585

3rd March: Sinfonia Viva

Part of the ‘Twilights’ series. The highly-regarded orchestra presents ‘A Little Symphony in F’ – with works by classical music ‘giants’ Haydn, Strauss and Beethoven. Derby Cathedral, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 255800

3rd March: Hansu-Tori

Pianist and composer David Austin Grey leads this talented quintet in performing original compositions. Derby Jazz, CUBE, Déda, Chapel St, Derby, 8pm. Tel: 01332 370911

4th March: The Take That Experience

The world-renowned band’s ‘ultimate tribute act’ celebrates a decade together with their best show yet. Buxton Opera House, Buxton. Box Office: 01298 72190

5th March: Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers

‘The soundtrack of a generation’. Buxton Opera House, Buxton. Box Office: 01298 72190

7th-11th March: ‘Allo ‘Allo!

Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company brings the classic comedy to life in a hilarious play set in occupied France. Guildhall Theatre, Derby. Box Office: 01332 255800

7th-11th March: Babe

Meet the lovable Babe in a heart-warming tale of friendship, adventure and bravery. Featuring a West End cast of eight actor-musicians. Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield. Box Office: 01246 345222

8th March: The Brooznies

A Brit-folk supergroup whose names will draw fans from far and wide. Hollingwood Hub, Chesterfield, 7.30pm. Tel: 01246 477569

8th March: Madame Butterfly

Heritage Opera presents Puccini’s heart-breaking story of undying love and longing, beautifully accompanied by a full orchestra. Buxton Opera House, Buxton. Box Office: 01298 72190

9th March: Ladies’ Pamper & Shopping Evening

A fundraising evening in aid of Treetops Hospice Care with therapies including pedicures and massages, plus a host of stalls.

Risley Hall Hotel & Spa, Derby Rd, Risley, 6pm. Tel: 0115 949 1264

10th March: The Sorcerer

Expect an evening of ‘delicious humour and exciting music’ with Derby Gilbert & Sullivan Company. Buxton Opera House, Buxton. Box Office: 01298 72190

10th March: The Lion in Winter

The critically-acclaimed Addhock Theatre Company returns with its tour of James Goldman’s witty, fast-paced drama. The Assembly Room Theatre, Bakewell, 7.30pm. Tel: 01629 810152

11th March: Lindisfarne

The legendary folk-rock pioneers return to form with a six-piece line-up of long-time members, fronted by Rod Clements. Buxton Opera House, Buxton. Box Office: 01298 72190

11th March: The Mikado

With Gilbert poking fun at the British establishment, this play remains as potent as it has ever been. Presented by Derby Gilbert & Sullivan Company. Buxton Opera House, Buxton. Box Office: 01298 72190

11th March: Doc Houlind Revival All Stars

A band of both young and experienced musicians, with a passion for ‘real New Orleans-style’ jazz. Dove Jazz Club, Village Hall, Dove Holes, 8pm. Tel: 01298 814722

11th March: ‘I Wish Her Well’ by Panta Rei Danseteater

A chance to see the contemporary Norwegian dance-theatre company in a rural venue. Four female dancers deliver powerful performances to an evocative Scandi-noir soundtrack. Live and Local, Crich Glebe Field Centre, Crich, 7.30pm. Tel: 01773 853260

12th March: Giselle

A stunning performance by Ballet Theatre UK. Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield. Box Office: 01246 345222

12th March: Tina May: Divas

The popular Jazz vocalist celebrates the centenary of Ella Fitzgerald. Guildhall Theatre, Derby. Box Office: 01332 255800

12th March: Levison Wood

An evening with best-selling author, photographer and TV presenter. Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. Box Office: 01246 345222

13th-18th March: A Judgement in Stone

A new adaptation of Ruth Rendell’s best-selling novel. When Eunice joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper, the reason behind her awkwardness leads to a terrible tale of murder. Buxton Opera House, Buxton. Box Office: 01298 72190

14th-15th March: Chekhov’s Shorts

Originally performed in Russian vaudeville theatres, these bittersweet plays are Chekhov at his comic best. Guildhall Theatre, Derby. Box Office: 01332 255800

15th-19th March: St Petersburg Classic Ballet

Two magical Tchaikovsky productions set to delight theatre-goers of all ages: Swan Lake on 15th & 16th; The Nutcracker on 17th, 18th and 19th. Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham. Box Office: 0115 989 5555

16th March: Africarmen

Through a combination of contemporary and African dance and ballet, Bawren Tavaziva presents a striking interpretation of the ‘Carmen’ story. Déda, Chapel St, Derby, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 370911

16th March: Academy Brass

An evening of entertainment with trumpeter Mark David and students from the Royal Academy of Music. Abbotsholme School, near Rocester, 8pm. Tel: 01543 263304

17th Mar-1st April: Betrayal

A bitter dark comedy and gripping story of infidelity. As time peels backwards charting a seven-year love affair, an intricate web of lies and deceit is revealed, making the audience question who is betraying whom. Derby Theatre, Derby. Box Office: 01332 593939

17th March: Broadway & Beyond

An uplifting celebration of the best of musical theatre – performed by eight versatile West End professionals. Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield. Box Office: 01246 345222

18th March: British Beach Boys

With shimmering harmonies and engaging performances that recreate the music of their American icons. Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. Box Office: 01246 345222

18th March: Derby Concert Orchestra

Performing work from Messiaen, Mahler and Vaughan Williams. Derby Cathedral, Iron Gate, 7pm. Tel: 01332 763594

18th March: Kimber’s Men

This rousing Yorkshire male-voice shanty group will perform sea songs, nautical ballads and spirited broadsides, celebrating the spirit of the sea. Brailsford & Ednaston Village Institute, Brailsford, Ashbourne, 7.30pm. Tel: 01335 360387

18th March: Betfred Midlands Grand National

A highlight of the local racing calendar. Eight races in total plus entertainment including live music and the Parade of the Hounds.

Uttoxeter Racecourse. Call 01889 562561 or visit www.uttoxeter-racecourse.co.uk

18th March: Julian Siegel Jazz Orchestra

A rousing evening with his new 19-piece jazz orchestra. Guildhall Theatre, Derby. Box Office: 01332 255800

19th March: Cilla & The Shades of the 60s

An elegant review of the life of Cilla Black, featuring hit songs and starring Victoria Jones (BBC’s The One & Only). Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield. Box Office: 01246 345222

19th March: Calke Abbey Fine Food Fair

Cookery demonstrations and stalls selling produce grown, baked or raised within a 30-mile radius of Calke. Riding School, Calke Abbey (National Trust), Ticknall, Derby. Tel: 01332 863822

19th March: Patsy Cline: The Concert She Never Gave

An evening of song, laughter and stories remembering the country music star. Buxton Opera House, Buxton. Box Office: 01298 72190

19th March: Fabulous Places Spring Market

Over 100 hand-selected food, drink and gift stallholders, plus a tea room and a Prosecco bar – all in a Grade II listed railway heritage venue. The Roundhouse, Derby, derbyshirespringmarket.co.uk

20th-25th March: The Hound of the Baskervilles

An innovative, nail-biting four-man show about literature’s most brilliant detective. Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield. Box Office: 01246 345222

21st March: William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged)

In celebration of the Bard’s 400th anniversary, the renowned Reduced Shakespeare Theatre Company presents this hilarious ‘new play by the man himself’. Buxton Opera House, Buxton. Box Office: 01298 72190

21st-25th March: The Gondoliers

Gilbert and Sullivan’s tale of mistaken identity and political intrigue. Guildhall Theatre, Derby. Box Office: 01332 255800

22nd March: Noel & Gertie
A warm and witty musical comedy based on the legendary 54-year friendship of Noël Coward and Gertrude Lawrence. Buxton Opera House, Buxton. Box Office: 01298 72190

23rd March: An Evening of Dirty Dancing
A five-star homage to ‘the greatest movie soundtrack of all time’. Buxton Opera House, Buxton. Box Office: 01298 72190

24th March-23rd April: Format International Photography Festival
The UK’s leading festival in contemporary photography and related media – with events held in some of Derby’s most iconic buildings. 
Visit www.formatfestival.com

25th March: The Music of John Tavener

Presented by the Sitwell Singers and Derby Chamber Music. St Nicholas’ Church Hall, Allestree Lane, Derby, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 662519

25th March: Rolleston Choral Society

‘Songs for Mary: Feast of the Annunciation’. St Mary and Modwen Church, Guild St, Burton upon Trent, 7.30pm. Tel: 01283 813377

25th March: Tim Kliphuis Trio

One of the world’s top string groups, the trio has a varied repertoire from classic music to gypsy jazz. Music at Duffield, Main Hall, Ecclesbourne School, Duffield, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 841503

25th March: The Halle Film Music Concert

Great Sci-Fi Movies – journey beyond the final frontier in this spectacular musical journey through time and space. Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham. Box Office: 0115 989 5555

26th March: La Boheme 
An Ellen Kent production by Opera & Ballet International, telling the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a 
penniless writer. Buxton Opera House, Buxton. Box Office: 01298 72190

27th Mar-1st April: Dreamboats & Petticoats

The West End sensation featuring some of the greatest hit songs of the rock ‘n’ roll era. Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. Box Office: 01246 345222

30th March: Imbalance

Combining acrobatic skills and athletic dance, this energetic, thought-provoking performance explores our dependence on technology. Déda, Chapel St, Derby, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 370911

30th March: Jack the Ripper: The Real Truth

Trevor Marriott has concluded his in-depth cold case investigation with startling new evidence and facts. Guildhall Theatre, Derby. Box Office: 01332 255800

31st March: Alexei Grynyuk

The world-renowned, award-winning Ukrainian classical pianist has an impressive list of performance credits and has been described as a ‘master of transparent and sovereign touch’. Derby Chamber Music Society, Multi-Faith Centre, University of Derby, 7.30pm. Tel: 01332 830585

31st March: Chamber Series

Featuring the work of Mozart, Moeran and Dohnanyi, with members of the famous Hallé Orchestra. Assembly Room Theatre, Bakewell Town Hall, 7.30pm. Tel: 01629 810152

31st March-2nd April: British Superbike Championship

The opening round of the world’s leading domestic motorcycle racing series. Donington Park, Castle Donington, donington-park.co.uk

31st March: Rob Beckett

Mouth of the South is a brand new show from the best-selling comedian. Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield. Box Office: 01246 345222

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