“Do you want a new look? Are you bit skint and still want a new look? Do you love a party? Do you love a game? If so, join me, Karen Queen of Swaps, for a night full of fun and fizz at my Clothes Swap Theatre Party at Derby Theatre this July. Bring any old clothes you don’t want or that don’t fit any more (sob) and swap them with the rest of the party to leave with a new look!”

Karen is hosting a clothes swap party with a theatrical twist. Join her to play games for points, watch pop up plays, swap old clothes and have an interactive theatre experience like no other.

Inspired by the brilliant, unique location of Derby Theatre being inside the shopping district, five critically acclaimed playwrights ask, what do our wardrobe choices say about us?

I’m excited to be back working with the ace Forward Theatre Project. My previous credits with the company include Scratch My City and Can Cause Death starring Olivier Award-winning actor David Bradley.

In Armour, Sandra loses critical markers that told her who she was. So now, how does she show her inside out when she doesn’t know what her inside is anymore?

“I put the jacket on. The lining on my skin, cool and shiny, is an extra layer against the day ahead. Give it a tug, it smooths into place around my shoulders, flick out the collar. A pause. I hear my breath in my ears. Then the buttons. One. Two. Three. Each one a heavy bolt locking, a metallic rumble that echoes. I’m encased. I’m safe.”

Armour is directed by Charlotte Bennett and performed by Olwen May.



For more details, please visit the Forward Theatre Project website