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Scott Bennett - leap year

Thursday 17 October 2019
Tickets £12
Age Guide: 16+

One of the UK’s fastest rising comedy stars, Scott Bennett, announces forthcoming show in his hometown of Nottingham

We could all use a few laughs during these busy, bizarre and hectic times, so what better way to forget about all your problems than with an evening of comedy.


Shortlisted in the Best Show category of the Leicester Comedy Awards 2019, Nottingham based comedian, Scott Bennett, will be appearing at the Squire Performing Arts Centre this autumn. Yorkshire-born Scott will be performing his funny and heartfelt show about sacrifice and self-discovery, jam-packed with killer routines and razor-sharp gags. With a highly likeable, warm and engaging delivery, Scott has rapidly established himself as one of the fastest rising stars on the UK’s comedy circuit today.

His debut hour was nominated for the highly acclaimed Amused Moose Comedy Award in 2015 and he has since gone on to perform as a support act for Michael McIntyre, as well as currently supporting his comedy hero, Rob Brydon, on his latest nationwide tour. Among Scott’s many other accolades he has:

  • been a regular writer and performer on the Panelbeaterspodcast
  • been a contributor to BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz
  • written for various high profile acts such as Jason Manford

Scott is currently writing for Chris Ramsey’s new Comedy Central series, The Chris Ramsey Show, and Jason Manford’s Absolute Radio Show. You will also soon hear Scott featuring on Helen Lederer’s new BBC podcast Knock Knock as well as The Comedy Club on BBC4 Extra with Arthur Smith.

Scott and his wife have also starred in their own self-financed film and web series, the pilot for which, Caravan of Love, was recently selected for the Beeston Film Festival. Their web series Pillow Talk is also available online now!

2018 Edinburgh Fringe Press on Scott Bennett
2018 Sell out Fringe show
Official Selection Mervyn Stutters Pick of the Fringe 2018
★★★★ Bruce Dessau, Beyond a Joke
★★★★ Edinburghfringe.com
“A really enjoyable hour of stand up.” Chortle
“Hilariously honest and endearing.” EdfestMag

13 The Musical

Friday 1 & Saturday 2 November 2019
7.30pm (and 2.30pm Saturday matinee)
Tickets £13 (Concessions £10)


Copper Studios are proud to present Jason Robert Brown’s hilarious and clever coming-of-age comedy,

Yanked from his New York City life after his parents’ divorce, 12-year-old Evan Goldman has a lot going on: he’s navigating the popularity pecking order at his new small-town school, and planning his epic Bar Mitzvah – all the while trying to fix his family left in disarray since his parents’ break up.

Copper Elite give new vision to this 2008 Broadway blockbuster. Transporting audiences of all ages to the uncertain days of youth when fitting in was all that mattered, 13 The Musical is an uplifting reminder that true friendships can be found in unexpected places.

This is Copper Studios first, full scale Musical Production with a live band, professional sets & costume, with a youth cast under the direction of Harry & Megan Hindley. This is a show for all the family and is one not to be missed.

Little Red Riding Hood

Sunday 10 November 2019

Tickets £10 (Concessions £8)
Age Guide: 3+


Derby Theatre and Hiccup Theatre are bringing their latest festive studio production to the Squire Performing Arts Centre this November. They will be previewing Little Red Riding Hood for a special one-off performance.

Grandma… What big eyes you have!

Its Christmas Eve and Grandma is not feeling too well…luckily, Little Red has a basket of supplies to save the day. Just keep to the path, don’t stop to pick the flowers, don’t talk to strangers and don’t mention Grandmas whiskers!

Hiccup Theatre bring you a brand new version of the classic story that is all the better to entertain you with!

Hilarious and heartwarming, magical and musical… it’s another festive treat from the team that brought you Goldilocks and The Three Bears and The Gingerbread Man.

Featuring beautiful puppetry, fantastic storytelling, a girl with attitude, a wolf with an appetite and amazing live music and original songs!

“A warm, wondrous festive treat… a captivating production that pulls in the children and makes them feel utterly at home in the theatre”
The Guardian on Goldilocks and The Three Bears, 2018

“A fast-paced, joyous fairy tale for all ages”
The Stage on The Gingerbread Man, 2017

GEM Connection - '21' celebrating 21 years in harmony

Saturday 14 December 2019

Tickets £15 (Concessions £12)

Tickets are available by phoning Janet. Please contact her on 07906 367 553 for details

GEM Connection is an award winning, four-part harmony, a cappella barbershop chorus and has performed all over the UK, also in Germany, Italy, Netherlands at the European Barbershop contest and as far afield as Buffalo, New York in the USA. Our most recent international trip took us across the water in April to Calpe in Spain where we competed in the Spanish International Convention and proudly returned back home boasting the Spanish International SILVER Medal.
Formed in 1998 by 23 ladies it has steadily grown in reputation and numbers and there are now 70 singing members.
GEM Connection has a wide repertoire with music to please even the most critical ear; ranging from seventeenth century baroque through to modern day pop songs. Thrilling choreography and musical storytelling makes barbershop performances stand out from other forms of musical entertainment.
Also joining GEM on stage will be Men’s multi award winning Quartet, “Finest Hour” and “Crown Derby” Multi award winning Mixed Quartet. Keeping the evening together with their unique talent, from Ireland, Jake Suleman and Anton.

In the Picture with Andrew Graham-Dixon

Thursday 9 January 2020

Tickets £18 (Concessions £16)


Join leading art historian and presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon for an entertaining illustrated talk.

In this wide-ranging talk, Andrew plays the role both of biographer and detective to discuss the principles and practice of art appreciation. He will explore some of his favourite paintings from many different corners of the history of art, telling the fascinating stories that lie behind them and revealing their often hidden meanings.

The evening will comprise a two-part talk, followed by a book signing where you can meet Andrew in person. (Books will be available to purchase on the night.)

“Andrew Graham-Dixon is the most gifted art critic of his generation” Robert Hughes

Made in Dagenham

Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 February 2020
7.30pm (and 2pm Saturday matinee)

Tickets £15 (Concessions £9 / £13)


Essex 1968. Like millions of other working women, each morning Rita O’Grady is just trying to get her husband out of bed, get the kids off to school and get to work at the factory on time. But life is about to change forever when it’s announced that the girls in the stitching room of Ford’s Dagenham car plant will have their pay grade dropped to ‘unskilled’. Quickly drawing on a strength she never knew she had, Rita leads her friends in a battle against the might of Ford and the corruption of the Union supposed to protect them. As the girls’ inspiring journey gets bigger than anyone could have imagined, the pressure is too much for some, but can Rita keep up the fight and the happy home she’s worked so hard for?

Funny, touching and timeless, Made in Dagenham shows how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they stand together.


Wednesday 8 – Saturday 11 April 2020
7.30pm (and 2.30pm Saturday matinee)

Tickets £12 – £16


There’s a box social coming up, and Curly asks Laurey if she’ll be his date. Trouble is, Laurey thinks he’s waited too long, and in a fit of pique accepts an offer from the boorish Jud instead. Meanwhile, Laurey’s friend Ado Annie is also torn between two men: a cowboy named Will and a foreign peddler, Ali Hakim. Both women struggle to know their own hearts before it’s too late.

Sarah & Duck's Big Top Birthday

Monday 13 April 2020

Tickets £12 (Concessions £10)


The enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life featuring the wonderful characters from the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies show.

Join Sarah and Duck and a host of your favourite friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, Flamingo & John and Umbrella, as they plan a birthday party for Scarf Lady in their garden.

Told through a fantastic blend of puppetry, storytelling and music, Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday will take you and your children on a magical adventure.

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