Spoken Word
Laurie Lee: The Lost Recordings

Laurie Lee: The Lost Recordings

Reflections on love, landscape, childhood, poetry music and much more from the voice of one of the the great English writers of the 20th Century.

Thu 20th Sep
Start 6.00pm
 
Spoken Word
Flying Scotsman and the Golden Age of Steam

Flying Scotsman and the Golden Age of Steam

Brilliant film with the voices of the people who rescued Britain’s steam railways including the most famous of the them all, Flying Scotsman.

Thu 20th Sep
Doors 7.00pm
Start 7.30pm
 
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
 
Music
Spear Of Destiny

Spear Of Destiny

Hard to believe we know but it is true, Kirk Brandon has now been leading SPEAR OF DESTINY for 35 years.

Wed 26th Sep
Doors 7.30pm
 
Family
Quest

Quest

Enter the world of Quest an extraordinary computer game adventure.

Thu 27th Sep
Start 7.00pm
 
Music
Hope and Social

Hope and Social

10 Years Of Hope & Social Tour. With their energetic, joyful, dance-along music and impeccable showmanship, Hope & Social create a truly unmissable experience.

Sat 29th Sep
Start 8.00pm
 
Variety
Afternoon Variety Show  

Afternoon Variety Show  

The Famous Don Banks Afternoon Variety Show presented by Glen South

Wed 3rd Oct to
Wed 5th Dec
Start 2.00pm
 
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
 
Music
Ian McNabb Acoustic Show

Ian McNabb Acoustic Show

Join us for an intimate acoustic show from the legendary Icicle works frontman.

Fri 5th Oct
Doors 7.30pm
 
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 6th Oct to
Sat 2nd Mar
Doors 7.00pm
Start 8.00pm
 
Music
Catfish Keith

Catfish Keith

World-touring acoustic blues pioneer Catfish Keith has established himself as one of the most exciting country blues performers of our time.

Fri 12th Oct
Start 8.00pm
 
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
 
Music
Cliff Richard Live: Recorded Encore Screening

Cliff Richard Live: Recorded Encore Screening

Britain’s Ultimate Pop Star, Cliff Richard is celebrating 60 years in the music industry and he wants to invite you to the most fabulous big screen party of the year!

Sun 14th Oct
Doors 2.00pm
Start 3.00pm
 
Drama
The Giant Killers

The Giant Killers

The Giant Killers is the inspiring true story of football’s greatest underdogs – our own boys of Darwen FC.

Fri 19th Oct
Doors 6.30pm
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
 
Family
Hoot Owl

Hoot Owl

Proon Productions brings to the stage Sean Taylor’s hilarious, witty tale about Hoot Owl, a bird of prey who thinks he is a master of disguise!

Tue 23rd Oct
Doors 1.00pm
Start 2.00pm
 
Film
Sherlock Gnomes

Sherlock Gnomes

Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.

Thu 25th Oct
Doors 2.00pm
Start 2.30pm
 
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
 
Community
Darwen School of Music Showcase

Darwen School of Music Showcase

Darwen School of Music – Celebrating 15 Years

Sun 28th Oct
Doors 6.15pm
Start 7.00pm
 
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 + Support

Blancmange + Support

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

Wed 7th Nov
Doors 7.00pm
 
Drama
Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray

Award winning Box Tale Soup (Northanger Abbey) present Oscar Wilde’s haunting story of evil, debauchery and scandal, featuring puppetry and a powerful original soundtrack.

Fri 9th Nov
Doors 6.30pm
Start 7.30pm
 
Music
Iron Bell

Iron Bell

A band that strives to be as authentic as possible bringing the music of Pink Floyd to the people who want to hear it live and played live.

Sat 10th Nov
Doors 7.30pm
Start 8.00pm
 
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
 
Music
Stevie Nimmo

Stevie Nimmo

Stevie Nimmo, one half of Scotland’s highly respected ‘Nimmo Brothers’, brings his UK tour to Darwen Library Theatre for the first time.

Fri 23rd Nov
Doors 7.00pm
Start 8.00pm
 
Music
The Houghton Weavers

The Houghton Weavers

The Houghton Weavers have been entertaining folk now for over 43 years with their unique blend of popular folk music, humor and audience participation.

Sat 24th Nov
Doors 6.30pm
Start 7.30pm
 
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
 
Drama
Allelujah!

Allelujah!

Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph).
Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre, don’t miss this ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer).

Wed 5th Dec
Doors 6.00pm
Start 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
 
Drama
Antony & Cleopatra

Antony & Cleopatra

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

Sat 12th Jan
Doors 6.00pm
Start 7.00pm
 
Music
Merry Hell

Merry Hell

MERRY HELL is a band founded on the ever evolving Folk tradition – music made by the people and shared by the people.

Fri 18th Jan
Doors 7.00pm
 
Drama
I’m Not Running

I’m Not Running

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Thu 31st Jan
Start 7.00pm
 
Variety
DNA

DNA

Following their astounding appearances on the eleventh series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2017, mind reading duo DNA are taking their brand new show called We Know What You’re Thinking out on a UK tour

Fri 22nd Feb
Doors 7.30pm
 
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
 
Spoken Word
An Evening With Dennis Taylor

An Evening With Dennis Taylor

One of the most instantly recognised faces on TV Dennis Taylor is one of snookers real entertainers, currently starring in BBC TV’s The Real Marigold Hotel.

Thu 14th Mar
Doors 7.00pm
 
Music
Martin Turner (Ex-Wishbone Ash)

Martin Turner (Ex-Wishbone Ash)

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the formation of the original Wishbone Ash.

Fri 15th Mar
Doors 7.30pm
 
Music
The New Grass Cutters

The New Grass Cutters

Pete Brown (son of ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ veteran Joe) together with internationally renowned band, The Newgrass Cutters perform a rip-roaring performance of blues-grass music at its finest.

Sat 16th Mar
Doors 7.00pm
Start 7.30pm
 
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 20th Mar
Start 8.00pm
 
Music
Hue and Cry

Hue and Cry

Join us for an up close and intimate show  – Just the brothers, a piano and amazing vocals

Sat 23rd Mar
Doors 7.30pm
Start 8.00pm
 
Spoken Word
David Holt

David Holt

Join David Holt one of the UK’s leading spirit mediums and author of best seller “Are you ready to believe?” for a very different kind of evening.

Sat 30th Mar
Doors 6.45pm
Start 7.30pm
 
Music
You’re My World: Celebrate Cilla Black & The Beatles

You’re My World: Celebrate Cilla Black & The Beatles

A celebration of Cilla Black and The Beatles from The Cavern to The London Palladium.

Thu 4th Apr
Doors 7.30pm
 
Music
The Christians

The Christians

Currently embarking on a huge UK Tour playing their well known back catalogue and one or two favourites selected from newer albums.

Sat 27th Apr
Doors 7.30pm
Start 8.00pm
 
Music
The Shaduows

The Shaduows

All the hits- Move It, Summer Holiday, Wonderful Land, The Young Ones, We Say Yeah, Apache, Please Don’t Tease and many more.

Sat 11th May
Doors 6.45pm
 
Music
Whole Lotta Led

Whole Lotta Led

2019 sees the 50th anniversary of the release of one of the greatest albums of all time – Led Zeppelin II.

Sat 21st Sep
Doors 7.30pm
Start 8.00pm