Nottingham Playhouse - Upcoming events http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/events/rss/ Upcoming events at Nottingham Playhouse en-gb <![CDATA[Equus]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 The story of a teenage boy who finds friendship and companionship in horses.

Monday 11 - Saturday 16 August at 7.30pm. Saturday matinee at 2pm.

Tickets: £8 (£6 Concessions)

Production Company: Advanced Youth Theatre Presents


<p>Made famous to a new generation of theatregoers by Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe in 2007, but written in 1973, Equus tells the story of a teenage boy, Alan, caught between a religious mother and an atheist father, who finds friendship and companionship in horses. However, after a dramatic event when Alan inexplicably loses control, a child psychologist is called in to help him understand the cause of his actions while wrestling with his own sense of purpose.</p> <p><strong>Creative Team</strong></p> <p>Director <strong>Sarah Stephenson</strong><br /> Designer <strong>Eleanor Field</strong><br /> Lighting Designer <strong>Steph Bartle</strong></p> <p><strong>Please note, this show contains scenes of a sexual nature.</strong></p> <p><em>Equus is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.</em></p> <p><em>Photo by Ciaran Brown.</em></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/k0cY3bpN1iw? rel=0&autoplay=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2014-08-11T19:30:00 2014-08-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Kite Runner]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Following its European stage premiere at Nottingham Playhouse last year, The Kite Runner is back by popular demand before touring nationally.

Friday 29 August - Saturday 6 September

Tickets: £9.50 - £28.50

Production Company: UK Productions Presents a Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse production

Duration: 2h40, including a 20 minute interval.

Age Rating: 14+ Due to adult themes and occasional use of strong language.

Reviews: <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> ,rv. A hit ,rn. The Telegraph , ,<a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> ,rv. Outstanding ,rn. Daily Mail , ,<a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> ,rv. A triumph ,rn. The Public Reviews , ,rv. Utterly absorbing from start to finish ,rn. Mail on Sunday , ,rv. The best thing to be seen…so far this year ,rn. Nottingham Post , ,rv. Gripping ,rn. The Guardian , ,rv. Exhilarating ,rn. The Times , ,rv. Beautifully performed ,rn. Financial Times , ,rv. …Magic moments that can still the house ,rn. The Stage , ,rv. A superb adaptation ,rn. LeftLion , ,rv. Truly excellent ,rn. Chad , ,rv. You will be captivated ,rn. Nottingham Confidential , ,rv. Moving ,rn. Exeunt , ,rv. Wonderful ,rn. Theatreworld , ,rv. Beautifully honest ,rn. Behind The Arras , ,rv. Profoundly moving ,rn. Nottingham Live , ,rv. Provocative ,rn. Platform Magazine , ,*Critical acclaim for the book:* , ,rv. Deeply moving ,rn. Sunday Express , ,rv. A devastating, masterful and painfully honest story ,rn. Daily Telegraph , ,rv. The Kite Runner is a first novel of unusual generosity, honesty and compassion ,rn. Independent


<p>Ahead of the National Tour, Khaled Hosseini’s hugely successful international best-selling novel, The Kite Runner, returns to the Playhouse.</p> <p>This haunting tale of friendship spans cultures and continents and follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.</p> <p>Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite-flying tournament. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives.</p> <p><em>Due to the adult themes and occasional use of strong language in The Kite Runner, we have set a guideline age of 14+.</em> </p> <p>#thekiterunner</p> <p><span class="caps">BSP</span> <span class="caps">MEMBERS</span> <span class="caps">SAVE</span> UP TO 50%</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.khaledhosseinifoundation.org/">Khaled Hosseini Foundation</a> is a nonprofit organisation which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.</p> <p><em>Production photo by Robert Day.</em></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/4BBHcQ-8VlQ?rel=0&autoplay=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2014-08-29T19:45:00 2014-09-06T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Time and the Conways]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Beneath the surface of this story, Priestly explores the political and social history of Britain between the wars, and the nature of time itself.

Friday 12 – Saturday 27 September

Tickets: £9.50 - £28.50

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company presents


<p><em>If the future is broken, can the past be fixed?</em></p> <p>A World War has just ended. A seemingly happy family gather to celebrate a birthday party. Eighteen years later, we see that the future is far from the one they imagined that night.</p> <p>What has determined the future?</p> <p>Priestley offers us many answers; complacency and class arrogance, their own mistakes and the interference of others have all led to the darkening of their lives. Beneath the surface of this simple family story, Priestley explores the political and social history of Britain between the wars, and the nature of time itself. </p> <p>Can we change the course of our lives? </p> <p><em>“Remember what we once were and what we thought we&#8217;d be. And now this.”</em></p> <p>Directed by Fiona Buffini<br /> Designed by Madeleine Girling</p> <p><strong>Sponsored by</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.nottinghamgirlshigh.gdst.net/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i58.tinypic.com/izniq8.gif" border="0" alt="Nottingham Girls’ High School"></a></p> <p>Supported by the <a href="http://www.linburytrust.org.uk/">Linbury Trust</a> </p> ]]>
2014-09-12T19:45:00 2014-09-27T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Signor Baffo]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 An interactive children’s show, Signor Baffo opens his cafe to children aged 5+.

Saturday 13 September at 11am & 2pm

£7 - £8

Production Company: Signor Baffo and Worboys Productions present

Age Rating: 5+

Reviews: rv. A must-see show. ,rn. Childfriendly Brighton , ,rv. I don't know who laughed more, the children (8 and 6) or me (46). rn. Parent , ,rv. A gently traditional show with real warmth. ,rn. Total Theatre , ,rv. Fantastc and hilarious, blew my head off! ,rn. Kai, age 7 , ,rv. Weird and Funny at the same time. ,rn. Jamie, age 5 , ,rv. Best kids fun we've seen… and we've seen a lot of FUN! ,rn. Helen, Parent ,


<p>There’s chaos in the kitchen when Signor Baffo is left in charge. Expect plates-full of fun, with generous helpings of silliness, mischief and adventure. What&#8217;s the best way to mix meatballs with spaghetti? How do you make a chicken lay an egg, and how does a sausage roll? All is revealed in the charming culinary chaos of Signor Baffo&#8217;s kitchen.</p> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>A must-see <span class="last">show.</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>Childfriendly Brighton</cite></p> </blockquote> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>I don&#8217;t know who laughed more, the children (8 and 6) or me <span class="last">(46).</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>Parent</cite></p> </blockquote> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>A gently traditional show with real <span class="last">warmth.</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>Total Theatre</cite></p> </blockquote> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>Fantastc and hilarious, blew my head <span class="last">off!</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>Kai, age 7</cite></p> </blockquote> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>Weird and Funny at the same <span class="last">time.</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>Jamie, age 5</cite></p> </blockquote> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>Best kids fun we&#8217;ve seen… and we&#8217;ve seen a lot of <span <span class="last">class="caps">FUN</span>!</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>Helen, Parent </cite></p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Cast and Creative Team</strong></p> <p>Written and performed by <strong>Oliver Harrison</strong><br /> Directed by <strong>Emma Edwards</strong> and <strong>Abigail Dooley</strong><br /> Designed by <strong>Oliver, Emma</strong> and <strong>Abigail</strong><br /> Set painter/decorater: <strong>Paul Harrison</strong><br /> Lighting/Sounddesigner: <strong>Paul Golynia</strong><br /> Producer: <strong>Sam Worboys</strong><br /> With thanks to <strong>Katie Cooper, Greenwich Theatre</strong> and <strong>Wildheart &amp; Lyric</strong>.</p> <p><a href="http://twitter.com/SignorBaffo">@SignorBaffo</a><br /> <a href="http://www.facebook.com/SignorBaffoShow">www.facebook.com/SignorBaffoShow</a><br /> <a href="http://www.signorbaffo.com">www.signorbaffo.com</a></p> <p>Signor Baffo is supported by the <strong>Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts</strong>.</p> ]]>
2014-09-13T11:00:00 2014-09-13T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Monique Henry]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 An evening of old school soul and modern R&B from Nottingham-born singer/songwriter Monique Henry.

Saturday 13 September at 8pm

£7 (Under 26s & concessions) - £9

Promoter: Cultural Vibrations presents


<p>Nottingham-born singer/songwriter Monique began singing alongside her Grandmother at church. Combining powerful vocals, heartfelt lyrics and a fantastic vocal range, she brings a unique and beautiful sound to this mixture of old school soul and modern R&amp;B.</p> <p>In May, she went on to enjoy great critical acclaim from the success of playing the lead in <strong>Sister Act The Musical</strong>, Deloris Van Cartier, which was her acting debut.</p> <p>Her musical influences are Etta James, Prince, Whitney Houston, Dusty Springfield and Michael Jackson.</p> ]]>
2014-09-13T20:00:00 2014-09-13T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Three Billy Goats Gruff]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 This is the simple story of three hungry goats and a grumpy old troll, told with a gently ecological message.

Saturday 20 September at 11am & 2pm

£7 - £8

Duration: 36 minutes

Age Rating: 3 - 6 years


<p>This is the simple story of three hungry goats and a grumpy old troll, told with a gently ecological message. Watch out for the dance of the goats, the flying troll and load and loads of rubbish.</p> <p>Garlic Theatre creates a magical world to entrance and delight a young audience. With puppets, live music, storytelling and singing.</p> <p>Devised and designed by <strong>The Company</strong><br /> Direction <strong>Roland Allen</strong><br /> Puppetry Direction <strong>Mark Pitman</strong><br /> Music Director <strong>Iklooshar Malara</strong></p> ]]>
2014-09-20T11:00:00 2014-09-20T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Rachel Parris]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 This is set to be an evening full of brand new and hilarious musical numbers.

Saturday 20 September at 8pm

£11 - £13

Reviews: rv. Gorgeous, talented and very funny ★★★★ ,rn. The Scotsman , ,rv. One sometimes doubts that Britain’s got talent, but Parris has it in spades ★★★★ ,rn. The Guardian


<p>Chortle Award-nominated musical comedian, Rachel Parris (IT Crowd, Thronecast, <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 &amp; Austentatious) presents a shrewd take on the glamorous Las Vegas show, featuring brand new characters and comedy anthems. </p> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>Gorgeous, talented and very funny <span class="last">★★★★</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>The Scotsman</cite></p> </blockquote> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>One sometimes doubts that Britain’s got talent, but Parris has it in spades <span class="last">★★★★</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>The Guardian</cite></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-09-20T20:00:00 2014-09-20T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Nottingham Playhouse Wedding Fair]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Come and meet over 60 of the finest local suppliers for all the inspirational ideas and creativity you will need to make your big day truly memorable

Sunday 21 September, 10am - 4pm

£2 on the day


<h2>Make a day of it!</h2> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/rsvpweddingshows"><span class="caps">RSVP</span> Wedding Shows</a> have gathered together over 60 of the finest local suppliers who will spread over the 3 floors of the Playhouse to provide you with all the inspirational ideas and creativity you will ever need to make your big day truly memorable. </p> <p>From stationery to transportation, from photographers to evening entertainment, from bridal wear to sweets and favours, whether you prefer something simple or stylish, vintage or modern, chic and unique or big, bold and beautiful, we’ve got it all covered.</p> <p>Catwalk shows in the theatre&#8217;s auditorium will showcase all the latest designs while intimate seminars run throughout the day will provide practical advice on all aspects of wedding planning.</p> <p>There will also be goody bags for every bride, tasters and demos, competitions and discounts. One lucky bride will even win £500 to spend with one or more of the suppliers exhibiting on the day! </p> ]]>
2014-09-21T10:00:00 2014-09-21T10:00:00
<![CDATA[Propaganda Swing]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 This must-see show is a captivating combination of WWII intrigue and drama set against a backdrop of glitz, glamour and Big Band swagger.

Friday 3 - Saturday 18 October

Tickets: £9.50 - £28.50

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and The Belgrade Theatre presents


<p><em>How did the Devil have the best tunes?</em></p> <p>The jazz scene in 1930s Berlin was one of the most vibrant and exciting in the world – a time captured brilliantly in the musical, Cabaret. But what happened to those talented singers and musicians as the Nazis’ grip tightened? </p> <p>Propaganda Swing is a new play that throws a spotlight on the gripping true story of ‘Charlie and his Orchestra’. Featuring a fantastic swing band live on stage, this enthralling show reveals the characters behind the story of how some of the greatest German jazz musicians of the day entered into a Faustian pact with the Fascists – they could keep playing their beloved music at the price of seeing it corrupted for evil. </p> <p>The captivating combination of <span class="caps">WWII</span> intrigue and drama set against a backdrop of glitz, glamour and Big Band swagger, makes Propaganda Swing a must-see show.</p> <p>Directed by Hamish Glen</p> ]]>
2014-10-03T19:45:00 2014-10-18T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Dave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point* (*The PowerPoint) - SOLD OUT]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 The wonderfully innovative comedy mind is back with a brand new live show.

Sunday 19 October 2014 at 7.30pm

£21

Reviews: rv. [Dave Gorman] has transformed the seemingly mundane into hours of unabashed hysteria ,rn. Metro


<p>The wonderfully innovative comedy mind behind <em>Modern Life Is Goodish</em> (Dave TV), <em>Are You Dave Gorman?</em> and <em>Googlewhack Adventure</em> is back with a brand new live show that promises more of his unique blend of stand-up comedy and visual story-telling as <em>Dave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point*&#8230; (*The PowerPoint).</em></p> <p>Yes. That’s right. It’s a PowerPoint presentation. We know what you’re thinking. But don’t worry… as this all-new show follows the phenomenal success of his critically-acclaimed UK Tour, <em>Dave Gorman’s Powerpoint Presentation</em>, which included a sold-out 5-night run at London’s Southbank Centre, we think you’re in pretty safe (and funny) hands. You won’t need to take notes and you almost certainly won’t be tested on it later.</p> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>[Dave Gorman] has transformed the seemingly mundane into hours of unabashed <span class="last">hysteria</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>Metro </cite></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-10-19T19:30:00 2014-10-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Tour of the Universe ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A hilarious, uplifting and inspiring whistle-stop tour of all that Space has to offer.

Monday 20 October at 7pm

Tickets: £15-£18

Age Rating: Suitable for adults and children aged 8+


<p>Join Rocket Scientist Neil Phillipson and guests for a comedy chat-show with a difference&#8230; where the Universe provides the inspiration!</p> <p>If you’ve wondered about the true scale of the universe, how stars are formed – or how they explode – and whether there really is life on other planets, let Neil take you on a Tour of the Universe – where everything is explained with his unique brand of self-deprecating humour, passion and wonder.</p> <p>With special guests including broadcaster, author and astronomer Jane Green, “practical” on-stage challenges and a visual experience never before seen in theatres &#8211; this is one physics lesson you won’t want to miss.</p> <p>Book your seats now and prepare for a galactic getaway like no other!</p> <p>Produced in association with <span class="caps">BBC</span> Sky at Night Magazine. Suitable for adults and children aged 8+.</p> ]]>
2014-10-20T19:00:00 2014-10-20T19:00:00
<![CDATA[The Five & the Prophecy of Prana]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A dynamic fusion of hip-hop and martial arts in an explosive tribute to manga.

Friday 24 & Saturday 25 October at 7pm

£12.50 - £19

Dance company / producer: Dance Touring Partnership presents Boy Blue Entertainment

Duration: 110 minutes including interval

Age Rating: 6+

Reviews: rv. A highly diverting achievement with, there is little doubt a sequel already in the works. ★★★★ ,rn. The Times , ,rv. A hip-hop-martial-arts-manga hybrid that’s the most ambitious thing yet created by choreographer Kenrick Sandy and music producer Michael Asante. ★★★★ ,rn. Evening Standard , ,rv. Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy’s choreography… flows like water, one minute silky smooth, the next fast and furious, b-boying, tutting and krumping, and requires little narrative, but narrative there is. ,rn. British Theatre Guide , ,rv. A mash-up of superhero comics, Japanese manga and kung fu movies. Hip hop and fighting moves mesh wonderfully. ,rn. The Independent , ,rv. A lot of fun. Projections turn the stage into frames from a Japanese comic book. Cleverly conceived and entertaining. ,rn. Evening Standard , ,rv. Injecting manga and martial arts [into hip hop] proves a masterstroke by Boy Blue. ,rn. The Guardian , ,rv. [The animations] sweep the action onwards with cartoon strip freshness, mixing drawing with live action in constantly inventive ways. ,rn. The Daily Telegraph ,


<p>Five young troublemakers are drawn into a power struggle that has divided a secret group of warriors. Given a chance to redeem themselves in the ensuing battle to restore peace, their action-packed adventure becomes a celebration of camaraderie and the triumph of the human spirit.</p> <p>Set in modern Tokyo, The Five &amp; the Prophecy of Prana sees dazzling visuals frame a dynamic fusion of hip-hop and martial arts in an explosive tribute to manga – Japan’s popular graphic novel form.</p> <p>Kenrick ‘H20’ Sandy and Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante, the Olivier award-winning team behind Pied Piper and choreographer and composer for the film Streetdance 3D, have worked with the monks from the Shaolin Temple Warrior School, Japanese manga artist Akio Tanaka, and award winning video animation studio Yeast Culture, to create this electrifying show.</p> <p>For video, photos, interviews, audience reviews and a free resource pack go to <a href="http://http://thefivetour.co.uk/">www.TheFiveTour.co.uk</a></p> <p>Production co-commissioned by the <strong>Barbican</strong>, London and <strong>Derry-Londonderry UK City of Culture</strong>. Produced by <strong>Boy Blue Entertainment</strong>. Co-produced by the <strong>Barbican</strong> and <strong>Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg</strong>. Additional support from The Great British Sasakawa Foundation and Laban Theatre, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music &amp; Dance.</p> <p>Original creation and UK tour supported using public funding by the <strong>National Lottery</strong> through <strong>Arts Council England</strong> and <strong>Arts Council Wales</strong>.</p> <p>Age suitability 6+<br /> Running time 110 mins including interval </p> ]]>
2014-10-24T19:00:00 2014-10-25T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Arcadia]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A serious comedy about science, sex and landscape gardening.

Friday 31 October - Saturday 15 November

Tickets: £9.50 - £28.50

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company presents


<p><em>A serious comedy about science, sex and landscape gardening.</em></p> <p>1809. Lust, longing and literary rivalry seize the inhabitants of Sidley Park, a grand house in Derbyshire, where proposals for the remodelling of the landscape are being contemplated. In the midst of this, the teenage Thomasina Coverly is making a scientific discovery that could change the way people understand the world. On the brink of adulthood, she is also increasingly fascinated by her rakish tutor, Septimus Hodge.</p> <p>1993. Rivalry once again seizes the inhabitants of Sidley Park, as academics Bernard and Hannah compete to unpick the historic secrets of the estate and its earlier occupants, under the contemptuous eye of the current inhabitant, a young mathematician. Who was the mysterious hermit, do a young lady’s notebooks indicate a precocious scientific genius, and what &#8211; if anything &#8211; was Lord Byron up to?</p> <p>Set in one room, spanning these two periods, Arcadia is an exuberantly funny, thought-provoking and touching masterpiece by Tom Stoppard which has dazzled audiences from the National Theatre to Broadway. </p> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>&#8220;Tom Stoppard&#8217;s richest, most ravishing comedy to date, a play of wit, intellect, language, brio <span class="last">and…emotion.&#8221;</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>The New York Times</cite></p> </blockquote> <p>Directed by Giles Croft<br /> Designed by Madeleine Girling</p> ]]>
2014-10-31T19:45:00 2014-11-15T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Blessing Magore ]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Nottingham's rising Singer-Songwriter Blessing Magore is going to bring us a unique evening of Afro-funk/Reggae.

Friday 31 October at 8pm

£7 (Under 26s & concessions) - £9

Promoter: Cultural Vibrations presents


<p>Zimbabwean born Blessing Magore is one of Nottingham&#8217;s rising Singer-Songwriters who has created his own unique fusion of Afro-funk/Reggae with hints of samba and zouk. This 20 year old musician, who moved to the UK at the age of 17, also sings in his mother tongue of Shona and was part of this years neat14 Festival, where he gave a stellar performance.</p> <p>Blessing&#8217;s passion for music started at the age of 5. Whilst growing up, he learnt various instruments from guitar, piano and drums to marimba and mbira. He gained his music experience over the years as a session musician playing for different artistes and bands at various events around Zimbabwe.</p> <p>Blessing will be performing tracks from his upcoming EP with his live band. His influences are Lucky Dube, Oliver Mtukudzi, Mokoomba and Bob Marley.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/KVOdEo5tdH8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2014-10-31T20:00:00 2014-10-31T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Chris Ramsey: The Most Dangerous Man on Saturday Morning Television ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Following a sell-out spring run, Celebrity Juice regular extends his tour.

Sunday 16 November at 7.30pm

Tickets: £17.50

Reviews: rv. A mainstream hit, a cult favourite or almost anything in between ,rn. Stephen Armstrong, The Sunday Times , ,rv. Frighteningly talented. . .tearing up every stage he lands on ,rn. James Mullinger, GQ


<p>Following a sell-out spring run, Celebrity Juice regular and star of <span class="caps">BBC</span> Two’s Hebburn extends his tour into autumn 2014.</p> <p>After being “sent off” the <strong>Soccer AM</strong> sofa last year for misbehaving, Chris wonders whether he really is the <strong>Most Dangerous Man on Saturday Morning TV</strong> – not to mention, whether he wants to be. Taking his brush with on air censorship as a jumping off point to have laughs on life, mistakes, expectation and offense, he examines what happens when you say the wrong thing in the wrong place at the wrong time.</p> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>A mainstream hit, a cult favourite or almost anything in <span class="last">between</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>Stephen Armstrong, The Sunday Times</cite></p> </blockquote> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>Frighteningly talented. . .tearing up every stage he lands <span class="last">on</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>James Mullinger, GQ</cite></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-11-16T19:30:00 2014-11-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jasper Carrott - Stand Up and Rock - SOLD OUT]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 See and hear great legendary artistes belt out a night of fantastic songs and Jasper back where he belongs...making us laugh!

Monday 17 November at 7.45pm

Tickets: £26


<p><strong>Please note this event has sold out. Returns only. To join the waiting list call us on 0115 941 9419. Thank you.</strong><br /> <strong>NP. 21-7-2014.</strong></p> <p>Stand Up And Rock does what it says on the tin&#8230;</p> <p>Jasper is back to his very best; mic in hand regaling the audience with his &#8216;new&#8217; stand up routines before introducing his musical compatriots that have been &#8216;rockin&#8217; audiences all over the world. They are: <strong>Bev Bevan</strong>, who, as well as been Jasper&#8217;s mate, has rock star credentials that most dream of; <strong>Trevor Burton</strong> of <strong>The Move</strong>, the first band played on Radio 1; <strong>Geoff Turton</strong> lead singer of the <strong>Rockin Berries</strong> and <strong>Joy Strachan-Brain</strong> the lead singer of one of the UK&#8217;s finest celtic rock bands, <strong>Quill</strong>. They are backed by <strong>The Bev Bevan Band</strong>. </p> <p>So do not miss this unique show that gives the opportunity to see and hear great legendary artistes belt out a night of fantastic songs and Jasper back where he belongs&#8230;making us laugh!!</p> ]]>
2014-11-17T19:45:00 2014-11-17T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Phoenix Dance Theatre ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for an evening of powerful, relentless and exciting dance.

Wednesday 19 November at 8pm

£15 - £19

Dance company / producer: Works by Ivgi & Greben, Darshan Singh Bhuller and Didy Veldman

Duration: 1hr 45m including two 20 minute intervals

Age Rating: 6+

Reviews: rv. Daring, exciting, dynamic choreography danced with vigour enjoyment and pride. ,rn. The Stage 2014


<p>Following the success of 2013’s <strong>Particle Velocity</strong>, Phoenix Dance Theatre return to Nottingham Playhouse with a diverse bill that features two new works and one classic from the company’s archive.</p> <p>The programme features the first UK work by exciting European choreographic duo Ivgi &amp; Greben. Featuring five dancers, this new piece is powerful, relentless and packed with emotion. Didy Veldman’s <strong>See Blue Through</strong> plunges the stage into a fascinating, mysterious undersea world. Featuring sensuous, elastic choreography and costumes, this audience favourite was first performed by the company in 2005. Completing the bill is the latest work by former Phoenix Artistic Director Darshan Singh Bhuller. His first work for Phoenix since 2006, this stunning new piece is inspired by his <strong>Mapping</strong> series of works, and is filled with thrilling, dynamic and physical choreography.</p> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>Daring, exciting, dynamic choreography danced with vigour enjoyment and <span class="last">pride</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>The Stage 2014</cite></p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk">www.phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk</a> <br /> <a href="http://www.facebook.com/phoenixdancetheatre">www.facebook.com/phoenixdancetheatre</a><br /> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/phoenixdancetheatre">www.youtube.com/phoenixdancetheatre</a><br /> <a href="http://www.twitter.com/PhoenixLeeds">www.twitter.com/PhoenixLeeds</a> </p> ]]>
2014-11-19T20:00:00 2014-11-19T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Jason Byrne: You Name The Show]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 As an audience member, Jason Byrne is giving you the chance to name this new comedy show!

Thursday 20 November at 8pm

£18.50

Reviews: rv. The outright king of live comedy. ,rn. The Times , ,rv. ★★★★★ ,rn. Metro , ,rv. ★★★★★ ,rn. The Mirror


<p>Proudly presented by Phil McIntyre Entertainments.</p> <p>Its January and I’m asked as I’m asked each year “what’s the name of your show Jason?” I ask do you mean the one that will be on in august and by the time I get there my show content will have changed at least 546 times? Yes they say.</p> <p>So I’ve asking the audiences to name the show, and that’s exactly what they’ll do over the course of the year, the best name will win £500, there will be a leader board on stage each night and by the end of the tour my show will have a name, thanks to you lot.</p> <p>As featured on <strong>Live at the Apollo</strong> (BBC1), <strong>The Royal Variety Show</strong> (<span class="caps">ITV</span>). Sony Radio Gold Award winning <strong>The Jason Byrne Show</strong> (Radio 2) and <strong>Father Figure</strong> (BBC1) of which he is the creator and star.</p> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>The outright king of live <span class="last">comedy.</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>The Times</cite></p> </blockquote> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>★★★★★ </p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>Metro</cite></p> </blockquote> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>★★★★★ </p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>The Mirror</cite></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-11-20T20:00:00 2014-11-20T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Henning Wehn - EINS, ZWEI, DIY - SOLD OUT]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 The German Comedy Ambassador comes to Nottingham - wunderbar!

Saturday 22 November at 8pm

Tickets: £14.50

Reviews: rv. A diplomatic master class ,rn. The Scotsman , ,rv. Brought the audience to its knees ,rn. The Telegraph , ,rv. Marvellous ,rn. The Guardian ,


<p><strong>Please note this event has now sold out. For returns please call the Box Office on 0115 941 9419 and your name will be added to our waiting list. Many thanks, NP. 28-7-2014</strong></p> <p>After more than a decade in Britain, the German Comedy Ambassador has ‘groan’ to like puns&#8230;. though he still couldn&#8217;t eat a whole one.</p> <p>As Henning’s assimilation is not yet complete he hasn&#8217;t lost his sense of Westphalian wonderment at the foibles of British society.</p> <p>Why does everybody want to be owned by a house? What’s wrong with having the Euro? And why hold society and government responsible for personal underachievement? You’ve only got yourself to blame for not being born into a better social class.</p> <p>Expect an evening-long crash course in personal accountability and have a right old laugh at the same time! Wunderbar! </p> <p>Henning’s recent TV and radio appearances include various <strong>8 Out Of 10 Cats</strong> (Channel 4), <strong>Would I Lie To You</strong> (BBC1),* Room 101* (BBC1), <strong>Newsnight</strong> (BBC2), <strong>The Alternative Comedy Experience</strong> (Comedy Central), <strong>The Matt Lucas Awards</strong> (BBC1) and <strong>QI</strong> (BBC2). </p> ]]>
2014-11-22T20:00:00 2014-11-22T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Sleeping Beauty ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Kenneth Alan Taylor's 31st pantomime is a spellbinding treat for all the family!

Friday 28 November 2014 - Saturday 17 January 2015

£22.50 - £29.50 (Family Ticket £65*)

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company presents


<p><iframe width="560" height="100" src="http://massbolero.co.uk/sleeps-to-go.html" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>Prepare to be spellbound with Kenneth Alan Taylor’s 31st pantomime at Nottingham Playhouse!</p> <p>Join us as we tell the magical tale of Sleeping Beauty, a princess cursed by a wickedly evil witch. Will a handsome young prince be able to save our beautiful princess and help her live happily ever after?</p> <p>Featuring everything you have come to love about Playhouse pantomimes such as dazzling costumes, stunning sets, mischievous fun and thrilling musical numbers that will excite the whole family.</p> <p><strong>Please note that the £65 family ticket is only available for Monday &#8211; Thursday performances and excludes the period 22 December 2014 – 4 January 2015. A family ticket is not available on group bookings and is for four people maximum per household, with a maximum of two of those being adults.</strong></p> <h2><span class="caps">RELAXED</span> <span class="caps">PERFORMANCE</span> &#8211; 13 January at 1.30pm </h2> <p>On Tuesday 13 January at 1.30pm we are pleased to present a relaxed performance of Sleeping Beauty. This performance is designed for families with children that have an autistic condition, sensory and communication disorder or learning disability.</p> <p><strong>The relaxed performance is supported by the Amanda Lee Charitable Trust</strong></p> <p><strong>Sponsored by</strong><br /> <a href="https://www.nctx.co.uk/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i60.tinypic.com/30xeoeg.gif" border="0" alt="Nottingham City Transport"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.waltimation.co.uk/theatres/NP/sleepingbeauty/NP_sleeping_beauty.htm" target="_blank"><img src="http://i60.tinypic.com/2czexy0.jpg" border="0" alt="Sleeping Beauty"></a></p> ]]>
2014-11-28T19:30:00 2015-01-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Al Murray - The Pub Landlord]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join this icon as he celebrates 20 years of common sense with his brand new show.

Sunday 1 March 2015 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £26.50

Reviews: rv. A national treasure ,rn. The Daily Telegraph , ,rv. Al Murray has become a bona fide British institution ,rn. The Independent , ,rv. Murray’s interaction with the crowd remains one of the wonders of the comedy world ,rn. The Times


<p>Twenty years ago Britain’s favourite publican Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, embarked on his one man mission as the King Cnut of Common Sense, holding back a tide of bottled beer and ninny state nonsense.</p> <p>To celebrate this milestone join this icon on his new tour with his brand new show One Man, One Guvnor. </p> <p><em>&#8216;A national treasure&#8217;</em><br /> <strong>The Daily Telegraph</strong></p> <p><em>&#8216;Al Murray has become a bona fide British institution&#8217;</em><br /> <strong>The Independent</strong></p> <p><em>&#8216;Murray’s interaction with the crowd remains one of the wonders of the comedy world&#8217;</em><br /> <strong>The Times</strong></p> ]]>
2015-03-01T19:30:00 2015-03-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Stewart Francis: PunGent ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 The star of Mock The Week embarks on a brand new stand up tour.

Sunday 10 May 2015 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £18.50

Age Rating: Suitable for those aged 16+

Reviews: rv. A brilliant comic brain... this stand-up cracks some of the best one liners I've ever heard ,rn. The Guardian , ,rv. Perfectly crafted gags ,rn. The Sunday Times


<p><em>Presented by Live Nation in association with <span class="caps">MHA</span></em></p> <p>The star of &#8216;Mock The Week&#8217;, &#8216;Michael McIntyre&#8217;s Roadshow&#8217; and &#8216;Live At The Apollo&#8217;, embarks on a brand new stand up tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show!</p> <p><em>&#8220;A brilliant comic brain&#8230; this stand-up cracks some of the best one liners I&#8217;ve ever heard&#8221;</em> – <strong>The Guardian</strong></p> <p><em>&#8220;Perfectly crafted gags&#8221;</em> – <strong>The Sunday Times</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.stewartfrancis.com/">www.stewartfrancis.com</a><br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/StewartFrancis1">@StewartFrancis1</a></p> ]]>
2015-05-10T19:30:00 2015-05-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Tim Vine ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 The punslinger returns with lots of new jokes in his first stand-up tour in four years.

Wednesday 13 May 2015 at 8pm

Tickets: £22

Age Rating: 14+

Reviews: rv. Vine is a supreme punmeister ,rn. Time Out , ,rv. Must-see manic hilarity ,rn. Edinburgh Reporter , ,rv. Offering line after line of glorious goofing ,rn. The Times


<p>First stand-up tour in four years, the punslinger returns with lots of new jokes, silly songs and twitchy dancing. Joke, joke, joke. Prop, prop, prop. Song, song, song. (Sorry the laptop&#8217;s jammed.) It&#8217;s time to put the satire on hold and watch a grown man act the goat. Come along and enjoy the nonsense. </p> <p><span class="caps">WARNING</span>: This show will contain wobbly props, one reference to a panda and a song about getting water in your ear after you&#8217;ve been swimming. </p> <p><em>&#8216;Vine is a supreme punmeister.&#8217;</em> <strong>Time Out</strong></p> <p><em>‘Must-see manic hilarity.’</em> <strong>Edinburgh Reporter</strong> </p> <p><em>‘Offering line after line of glorious goofing.’</em> <strong>The Times</strong></p> <p><strong>Support act is John Archer.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-05-13T20:00:00 2015-05-13T20:00:00