Comedy
Angela Barnes

Angela Barnes

Following another sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival the Mock The Week regular and host of BBC R4’s Newsjack, Angela Barnes will be taking her ‘beautifully structured show’ (The Scotsman) Fortitude on the road.

Fri 25th May
Doors 7.00pm
Start 8.00pm
 
Music
Darwen Live

Darwen Live

Proud to be part of the Annual music festival for the 18th year.

Sun 27th May and
Mon 28th May
Start 1.00pm
 
Family
Lost And Found

Lost And Found

Oliver Jeffers’ Lost and Found. This funny, charming tale of friendship is brought to life with puppetry, songs and music, in this fantastic new show is suitable for ages 3+ and their grown-ups.

Thu 31st May
Start 2.00pm
 
Comedy
Comedy @ Darwen Library Theatre

Comedy @ Darwen Library Theatre

Fans of live stand up comedy in Darwen are in for a treat in when we start delivering the cream of the UK and international comedy circuit to their doorstep at our new Monthly Comedy Club!

Sat 2nd Jun to
Sat 2nd Mar
Doors 7.00pm
Start 8.00pm
 
Variety
Afternoon Variety Show  

Afternoon Variety Show  

The Famous Don Banks Afternoon Variety Show presented by Glen South

Wed 6th Jun to
Wed 1st Aug
Start 2.00pm
 
Music
King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys

King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys

2018 sees King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys celebrate a remarkable 30 years on the road. More than the greatest jump, jive and swing band on the planet, they’ve become an institution.

Fri 8th Jun
Start 7.30pm
 
Music
Steve Ellis and the Norman Beaker Band

Steve Ellis and the Norman Beaker Band

Original Voice of the Love Affair Steve Ellis with Blues Hall of Fame Legend Norman Beaker and The Norman Beaker Band

Sat 9th Jun
Start 8.00pm
 
Comedy
Dad’s Army Radio Hour

Dad’s Army Radio Hour

Two actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of classic radio scripts based on favourite episodes from the original TV series.

Wed 20th Jun
Start 7.30pm
 
Music
The Northern Soultrain

The Northern Soultrain

Formerly known as ‘The SoulTrain’ the band have decided to undergo a name change due to the amount of other bands, DJs, soul nights and venues who now all used the same name.

Fri 22nd Jun
Doors 7.30pm
 
Comedy
Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Brandreth

This is Brandreth unleashed on the stars he’s known and the theatre stories that have made him laugh – and occasionally cry.

Mon 9th Jul
Doors 7.00pm
Start 7.30pm
 
Music
Luke Concannon Plus Guests

Luke Concannon Plus Guests

Luke Concannon is best known for being the lead singer/guitarist with Nizlopi, who topped the charts with ‘The JCB Song’ in 2005

Sat 21st Jul
Doors 7.00pm
 
Drama
Julie

Julie

This new version of August Strinberg’s play Miss Julie, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.  Broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas.

Thu 6th Sep
Start 7.00pm
 
Comedy
Alfie Moore

Alfie Moore

In his latest stand-up tour show former Detective Sergeant Alfie Moore, and star of BBC Radio 4 comedy ‘It’s A Fair Cop’, takes you on a thrilling and interactive journey through the art and science of murder investigation.

Fri 14th Sep
Start 8.00pm
 
Spoken Word
Ultimate Clairvoyance

Ultimate Clairvoyance

The Ultimate Evening of Clairvoyance The Tour returns by popular demand starring Channl 5’s Jeanette Greenough, Award Winning Paul Deleth, Lincolnshire’s Finest Paul Humphries and host David Lee.

Sat 15th Sep
Doors 6.30pm
Start 7.00pm
 
Spoken Word
Allan Beswick

Allan Beswick

BBC broadcaster Allan Beswick brings his one-man show to The Darwen Library Theatre.

Fri 21st Sep
Doors 6.30pm
Start 7.30pm
 
Spoken Word
Henry Blofeld

Henry Blofeld

The cherished golden voice of cricket has decided to celebrate by touring the country with his brand-new show, jam-packed full of unheard anecdotes from on and off the pitch, as well as stories from the TMS box not allowed on the radio

Sat 22nd Sep
Start 7.30pm
 
Spoken Word
Colin Stafford-Johnson

Colin Stafford-Johnson

Irish wildlife cameraman and television presenter, Colin Stafford-Johnson, shares his hair-raising stories with UK theatre audiences this autumn.

Wed 3rd Oct
Doors 6.30pm
Start 7.30pm
 
Drama
Joyce Grenfell

Joyce Grenfell

Kimberley Russel re-imagines Joyce Grenfell’s iconic creations in a one woman show, performing Joyce’s monologues and songs, as she takes us on a journey through smiles and thoughts and tears.

Sat 13th Oct
Start 7.30pm
 
Comedy
Phil Nichol

Phil Nichol

Your Wrong questions the nature of understanding and explores our modern day need to be right about everything.

Sun 21st Oct
Start 7.30pm
 
Music
Andy Fairweather Low

Andy Fairweather Low

Andy Fairweather Low and The Low Riders bring their extended band, Hi Riders Soul Revue, to Darwen Library Theatre for the first time. Be quick – Andy is always a sell out!

Fri 26th Oct
Doors 6.30pm
 
Drama
King Lear

King Lear

Encore performance from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.

Thu 1st Nov
Start 7.00pm
 
Music
Blancmange

Blancmange

Blancmange’s new album “Wanderlust”  will be launched in November 2018.

Wed 7th Nov
Doors 7.00pm
 
Music
GAGA

GAGA

Performed by a multi-award winning band who have headlined the ‘International Guitar Festival’ on several occasions, this is a Queen show like no other.

Sat 17th Nov
Doors 7.30pm
Start 8.00pm
 
Drama
The Madness of George III

The Madness of George III

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.

Tue 20th Nov
Start 7.00pm
 
Comedy
Seann Walsh

Seann Walsh

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and the self-dubbed “Lie-In King”, Seann Walsh is “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation (The Guardian)

Wed 21st Nov
Start 8.00pm
 
Music
Eva Cassidy – The Story

Eva Cassidy – The Story

A portrayal of the life of Eva Cassidy through video, voice and song. Elsa Jean McTaggart presents a tribute to her all-time favourite artist.

Fri 30th Nov
Doors 7.00pm
 
Family
Jack and The Beanstalk

Jack and The Beanstalk

Darwen Library Theatre and PMA Productions LTD presents Jack and the Beanstalk!

Sun 9th Dec
Start 1.00pm
 
Comedy
Justin Moorhouse

Justin Moorhouse

These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America…

Fri 8th Mar
Start 7.30pm