Established in 1974, The Durham Revue is Durham’s longest-running sketch comedy troupe. Its members write and perform all material themselves and shows are put on annually at The Assembly Rooms Theatre, and the professional Gala Theatre where they perform alongside The Cambridge Footlights and The Oxford Revue. The Durham Revue also travels yearly to Cambridge, Oxford, Bristol, Leeds, London and the Edinburgh Fringe where they perform for the full run of the festival. Previous members include Ed Gamble, Nish Kumar, Ambika Mod, Stevie Martin and Jeremy Vine. Their Returners Show is the first show in the DST calendar and auditions for new members take place shortly after, in first term.

Previous shows

Unfinished Business (The Drayton Arms, London)

‘The way the members bounced off one another, fine-tuning their comedic timing and communication, created an atmosphere of almost boundless energy, charisma, and charm.’ (DST First Night, August 2021)

Comedyfest (Gala Theatre)
‘The Durham Revue entered the stage to raucous applause, their energy was as contagious as ever. It is hard to pinpoint the sketches which got the most laughs because they all were superbly executed and received.’ (Palatinate, February 2020)

The Good, The Bad and The Durham Revue (Collingwood Arts Centre)
‘The Good, the Bad and the Durham Revue is nothing short of hilarious. During a polished performance brimming with energy and charisma the troupe’s six highly talented performers guide the audience through a breathless hour of scintillating sketch comedy.’ (Palatinate, January 2020)

Unnatural Disaster (Edinburgh Fringe Festival @ Underbelly)
‘The Durham Revue’s Unnatural Disaster is undoubtedly a crowd-pleaser, filled with exceptionally written material, and performed with absolute gusto’ (Theatre Weekly, August 2019)