We currently have two shows on sale, both performing at Melbourne Assembly Rooms, Derbyshire.

Free Spirit

May 16 - 18 


Written and Performed by Bill Varnam
Music and Lyrics by Phil Baggaley 
Designed and Directed by Daniel Ellis


The creators of The Same Sky, Silver Darling, Grace - The Lighthouse Girl and Moving Bodies, Open Road Productions are proud to present their latest production FREE SPIRIT. 


Just suppose that for most of your working life you always played by the rules, worked to the book, towed the line; dedicated to your chosen career. You reach retirement and suddenly it hits you. What have you done with your life? If you could live it again, would you do things differently. Rhys Maddocks, health and safety guru has never been a risk taker. Had he been so would life have taken him on a different journey? Just where is he now anyway? Throw caution to the wind and come and join him as he tries to make sense of it.


With a combination of fantastic story telling, live music and superb comic timing, this one man extravaganza is a show not to miss.

Moving Bodies

May 31 & June 1


After a successful 2018 production, MOVING BODIES returns to Derbyshire this summer before embarking on a tour early next year. 


Moving Bodies follows the story of one brave man, turning from soldier to grave digger in the hope of giving his fellow fallen comrades a peaceful place to rest.


‘Burying a friend, that’s what destroys a man…’ he says…


This one man show combines brilliant story telling with a mix of old war time songs and an original soundscape to tell this darkly comic, heart wrenching story.


‘…trench warfare should always be a last-ditch effort!’


Created by Adam Horvath and Daniel Ellis



Venue - Melbourne Assembly Rooms, Melbourne, DE73 8GF



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