As part of NT Connections Festival 2023

Double Bill: Circle Dreams Around & Tuesday

Fri 21 Apr, 2023 Archive
Burton South Derbyshire College & Murray Park perform at Derby Theatre as part of NT Connections Festival 2023.

(Circle Dreams Around) The Terrible, Terrible Past

by Simon Longman

A recurring dream. There are fish, chickens, cows, who all look and sound like people and people who look kind of familiar.

They dream about the past mainly, a past that they don’t belong to but a past that wants to belong to them. And then there’s a butcher, killing people.

The dream circles around, going back to the start again and again; a dream they can’t get escape.

Content Guidance:

  • Recommended for ages 14
  • +Strong language.
  • A brief reference to substance abuse.
  • One brief, mildly sexually explicit conversation.
  • The following are seen within the context of a dream: a dead body covered in blood, and weapons including an axe, a meat cleaver and a bolt gun.


by Alison Carr

An ordinary Tuesday turns very weird indeed when a tear rips across the sky over the school yard. Some pupils and staff disappear into the rip, while at the same time a whole new set of people rain down. That’s what happens when parallel worlds collide!

Confusion reigns as the ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ try to work out what is going on.

As the air starts to disagree with ‘Them’, the race is on to try to get things back to how they were and safely return everyone to the universe they came from.

Content Guidance:

  • Suitable for all ages.
  • Discussion of the death of a character (unseen, offstage).


Main House


Time: BSDC: 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Murray Park: 8:20 - 9:20 pm
Performance duration: 2 hours 20 mins
Age guidance: 14+
Advisories: **show specific**
**Please be aware, these times are approximate**