Mia hasn’t had sex in eleven months, but she wakes up one day heavily pregnant. What’s worse is that four men think they’re the father, including the Angel Gabriel and Lucifer …


Mia. Young, free and single. She hasn’t had sex in eleven and a half months. So when she wakes up one day heavily pregnant, with the Angel Gabriel on her doorstep claiming parentage, she is understandably flummoxed. When her ex-boyfriend, Michael, then decides he’s the father, it seems it can’t get any worse. However, things take an even more surreal turn when Mia’s old classmate Gary turns up claiming it’s his baby - and suddenly Lucifer wants in on the action too.


TW:sexual themes / religion / mental health / abortion / mention of suicide / sexual assault

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This show will be in Alington House

Doors will open: 18:30

Perfomance starts: 19:00

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Wednesday 30th November 2022 7.00pmBook tickets
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Let’s end the DST calendar year with a bang at Osbournes with resident queen Tesstickle! Come for Christmas spirit and a wonderful theatrical celebration.


The doors will open at 8:30pm and Tess will start her set at 9pm. Each ticket includes 2 drinks (alcoholic doubles and non alcoholic drinks available). The event will run from 9pm-2am. It would be great to have as much DST support as possible there to celebrate the fabulous year it's been.

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This will be at Osbourne's

Doors will open at 20:30

Tess will start her set at 21:00


Happy holidays!

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Wednesday 30th November 2022 9.00pmBook tickets

It’s 1918. It’s 1968. It’s 2018.


Ibsen’s tragic heroine is reimagined in three pivotal time periods, their tales interweaving and overlapping. Over the course of three days, Nora must fight to protect herself and her family or risk losing everything.


TW: References and allusions to intimate partner violence, threat, strong language, reference to suicide / suicide ideation

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This play will be at Durham City Theatre.

Doors will open 20mins before the advertised start time.

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Madness. Death. Revenge.

A tragedy of vengeance, love, and family, Castle Theatre Company is proud to present Shakespeare’s famous tragedy performed in Durham castle’s 1000-year-old Norman Chapel. This atmospheric production is not one you’ll want to miss.

Sent by the ghost of his dead father, Hamlet embarks on a quest to avenge a brutal family murder by killing the new king, Claudius. Hamlet’s confession of false love to Ophelia leads to her madness; family feud leads to more family murder. Laertes and Claudius plot to kill Hamlet. A tragedy of vengeance, love, and family, Castle Theatre Company is pleased to present Shakespeare’s famous tragedy in the Norman Chapel, which dates back to 1078. This atmospheric setting makes for a production of Hamlet you do not want to miss.

CW: Death / Mental Illness / Sexism / Misogyny / Violence / Discussions of Suicide

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This show will be presented in the Durham Castle's Norman Chapel

*Please note: Due to the historic nature of the venue we ask audience members be respectful of the space, especially in not touching the walls or columns.

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Mrs Alving begins to feel the presence of ghosts from her past; Osvald is struck by a mystery illness. Only by uncovering the truth can they both be set free.


It should be a happy day in Mrs Alving's household, on the day of her son's return from Paris and the eve of the opening of an orphanage dedicated to the memory of her late husband, Captain Alving. However, as final preparations are being made with Pastor Manders, old family secrets unravel the perceived identities of the key players. In a rigidly structured society the consequences are nothing short of disastrous. Ibsen's Ghosts, in Mike Poulton’s accomplished new version, offers a bleak view of the human condition and familial bonds.


CW: allusion to sexual violence // incest // euthanasia

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This production will be staged LIVE in St John's College Chapel.

Doors will open at 19:00

The show will start at 19:30

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Thursday 1st December 2022 7.30pmBook tickets
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A man found, dead of fright. A ghostly track of prints. An ancient curse.


Only the genius mind of Sherlock Holmes alongside the trusty Dr Watson, can investigate the superstition, deception, and betrayal to uncover the truth of the Hound.


The Baskerville family have been dogged by the curse of a giant hound for generations, so when Sir Charles dies under mysterious circumstances, suspicions are raised. However, amongst violence, jealously and scandal, not all is as it seems in Devon. Faced with such complexity, Holmes and Watson are sent for, and together they unpick a rich web of deception and intrigue.


This is a family-friendly imagining of one of the most famous detective stories in the English language, complete with comedy, disguises, and shocking twists, perfect for both Holmes fans and first-timers alike.


Please Note: tickets for U16s are free

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This show will be in The Assembly Rooms Theatre

Doors will open at 19:00

The show will start at 19:30

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Thursday 1st December 2022 7.30pmBook tickets
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Struggling with both the tumultuous relationship with her mother and growing up in an impoverished area, pregnant Jo searches for meaning in life and love.


Teenage Jo, constrained by her flippant, alcoholic mother and bleak day-to-day life, gets a brief glimpse of freedom when she falls in love with Jimmy, a black sailor. However, she soon finds herself single again, this time pregnant. While her mother swans around with her new lover, their relationship decays further and Jo moves in with a gay art student. With a new life looming and soon a baby to care for, Jo must rely on other people for support for the first time.


C&TW: Alcoholism / Classism / Racism / Violence / Homophobia / Sexual themes / Dysfunctional Family relationships.

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This play will be in St Chad's College Chapel.

Doors open at: 18:30

Performance starts at: 19:00

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It's the night before Hogswatch and the Hogfather is nowhere to be found, assassins are behaving very strangely indeed, and the last thing Susan wants is a family reunion.


Ooook!'s annual Pratchett show is back just in time for Christmas!

The Hogfather, the jolly fat man who delivers Christmas presents to kids at the midwinter festival of Hogswatch, has gone missing. But the presents must still be delivered, or the sun won't rise tomorrow. Another supernatural entity who can be everywhere at once and knows where everybody lives decides to fill in for the Hogfather – Death. While he's climbing down chimneys, his granddaughter, Susan, must find out what has happened to the real Hogfather.

CW // mild violence // death // mildly offensive language

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This is a Live Performance staged in the Assembly Rooms Theatre 

Doors will open 30mins before the scheduled start time.

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It's Christmas! This year, Shellshock! presents "Jingle Shell, Jingle Shell, Jingle Shellshock!", our annual Christmas show. There'll be laughter and merry-making, guaranteed!


Our annual Christmas show features lots of laughs, with our first half comprising a series of short scenes and games, all based on suggestions taken from the audience. After the interval, we'll present a longer improvised Christmas story, again based on suggestions. As with all our shows, it's improvised - made up on the spot, never seen before and never to be seen again!


Please Note: This is an improvised comedy show. Although there are no trigger warnings for this performance, the nature of the show is such that we cannot predict the show's content. We always strive to make sure our shows are light-hearted and do our best to avoid uncomfortable topics. We do, however, swear! There will also be audience participation!

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This show will be in the DSU Learning Lounge

Doors will open at 19:30

Performance will start at 20:00

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Wednesday 7th December 2022 8.00pmBook tickets