Departure Lounge festival of performance is back

The Eulogy of Toby Peach. Photo by Richard Davenport.
The Eulogy of Toby Peach. Photo by Richard Davenport.

A summer festival of fresh and thrilling theatre returns to Derbyshire this month.

Departure Lounge is back for its sixth anniversary and will be landing at locations in and around Derby Theatre from July 19 to 22.

Performance highlights of the festival will include A Self Help Guide To Being In Love With Jeremy Corbyn by Jess Green and the Mischief Thieves, an award-winning theatre company with a lyrical, powerful and humorous look at modern politics.

The Eulogy of Toby Peach (winner of the 2015 IdeasTap Underbelly Award) explores a true story and the difficult subject of being diagnosed with cancer in a refreshing, insightful and humorous way.

Turning back the clock to the frenzied world of drugs, beats, bucket hats and acid parties will be We Are Ian by In Bed With My Brother.

Town Choir, by Theatre Replacement from Canada, is a site-specific musical piece which will be performed in intu Derby. In this production, writers type out observations of the world unfolding around them and in that same moment, a town choir receives these observations via a large screen and sings them out to the public.

Fever Dream’s Wrecked is a gripping piece of site-specific theatre (in the Derby Theatre car park) where audience members are invited into a stolen car seconds after it has crashed.

The festival includes talks and workshops.

Weekend tickets £80 (Thursday to Saturday), £35 (festival full day pass, Friday and Saturday only), £9 each show. Go to www.derbytheatre.co.uk or call 01332 593939.