Superhero ready to hit the stage

Hercules is to be performed at Derby Theatre''Photo by Chris Nash
Hercules is to be performed at Derby Theatre''Photo by Chris Nash

A production of Hercules, presented by Derby Theatre and Deda, and co-produced with Dance4 and Nottingham Playhouse, can be seen at Derby Theatre on Friday, June 12, starting at 7pm.

Derby Theatre is thrilled to present this new family-friendly take on one of the classic tales of Greek mythology, performed by New Art Club.

One extraordinary superhero, 12 impossible tasks…it’s the story of this great Greek hero as you’ve never seen it before.

New Art Club are Pete Shenton and Tom Roden, often described as the Morecambe and Wise of dance, renowned for creating unique work that brings together the worlds of dance and comedy.

Now they bring their unique comic style and sense of the absurd to the story of the 12 Labours of Hercules in a hilarious and outrageous family show.

Hercules is best known for his incredibly strength. But who knew this guy could dance?

This story of Hercules is told through dance routines and amazing speciality acts. It’s a modern cabaret the whole family can enjoy.

You get a pantomime, a comic take on history and a party all rolled in to one side-splitting adventure.

Hercules at Derby Theatre will also feature specially selected community performers from the region, who will perform alongside the professional cast to recreate theatre of the 12 Herculean Labours.

The show also includes an appearance by amazing Finnish hula hooper Tiina Tuomisto, hilarious dancing double act The Two Wrongies and the multi-talented American musician and performer Bill Carper.

New Art Club have crossed the boundaries of high and popular arts, having performed their work at Sadler’s Wells, The Royal Opera House and Melbourne International Comedy Festival as well as touring around the world and throughout the UK.

Their work is fuelled by the duo’s shared spirit of adventure and their performances are loved by audiences and critics alike.

Hercules is a great show for all the family and is ready to take audiences of all ages on an incredible and hilarious journey into the world of the original superhero.

Tickets are £14.50, concessions £12.50.

For more information and to book tickets call the box office on 01332 593939 or online at

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Derby Theatre is the venue for a Tobacco Factory production of Romeo And Juliet, from June 16-20.

Directed by Polina Kalinina, Romeo And Juliet is the original ‘boy meets girl’.

But it is not a simple love story. These teenagers’ lives are fuelled by mistakes, hatred, violence and exquisite pain.

They are entangled in the infamous family feud without a hope of getting out alive.

And yet…and yet…we cannot help but hope.

Shakespeare’s timeless masterpiece proves that love is a force to be reckoned with. Romeo and Juliet will never grow old and neither will this story; this is a love story that was, is and will be again.

Directing this fresh and thrilling production, Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory and Tobacco Factory Theatres are delighted to welcome young Russian director, Polina Kalinina, as the company’s first guest director since Jonathan Miller directed Hamlet in 2008.

Tickets to see this production of Romeo And Juliet are £11 - £25.50.

For more information and to book tickets call the box office on 01332 593939 or online at