Nottingham Playhouse - Upcoming events http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/events/rss/ Upcoming events at Nottingham Playhouse en-gb <![CDATA[An Evening with Alan Johnson]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Come prepared for some frank anecdotes and hear how Alan Johnson's unusual childhood has affected his political views today.

Tuesday 22 April at 7.45pm

Tickets: £11


<p>From a difficult home life to a term as Home Secretary, Alan Johnson’s story is a remarkable one. Growing up in poverty he was then orphaned at the age of 12, and brought up by his sister. He left school at 15 and joined a swinging sixties rock’n’roll band, before moving on to his career as a postman and ultimately into politics. </p> <p><em>In association with Random House.</em></p> ]]>
2014-04-22T19:45:00 2014-04-22T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Frankenstein - SOLD OUT!]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 This play examines the monster’s situation in a sympathetic light.

Friday 25 April at 6pm & 8pm

Tickets: £5

Production Company: Intermediate Youth Theatre Presents


<p><strong>Please note this event has now sold out. NP 16-4-2014</strong></p> <p>This play examines the monster’s situation in a sympathetic light, and shows how the experiment to create an artificial human being went horribly wrong. </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>(Oxford Playscripts, © Philip Pullman 1990, by permission of Oxford University Press.)</p> <p><em>Photo by Sarah Lewis. Intermediate Youth Theatre perform A Thousand Cranes, spring 2013.</em> </p> ]]>
2014-04-25T18:00:00 2014-04-25T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Wedding Singer]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 The award-winning Trent Drama Society brings this Broadway hit musical to the Playhouse.

Friday 25 April at 7:30pm and Saturday 26 April 26th at 2:30pm and 7.30pm

Tickets: £12 (£8 Concessions)

Production Company: Trent Drama presents


<p>In its sixth year running, the award winning Trent Drama Society is now hitting the Playhouse stage, and bringing the 80s with them.</p> <p>Performing the Broadway hit musical, <strong>The Wedding Singer</strong>, Trent Drama gives the opportunity for audiences to be fully engrossed by big hair, cheesy pop, and quirky characters. This entertaining fast paced comedy is perfect for the whole family to enjoy, and promises to be a show like no other!</p> <p>Music by <strong>Matthew Sklar</strong><br /> Book by <strong>Chad Beguelin</strong> and <strong>Tim Herlihy</strong><br /> Lyrics by <strong>Chad Beguelin</strong><br /> Based on the New Line Cinema film written by <strong>Tim Herlihy</strong></p> <p><em>This amateur production is presented by arrangement with <span class="caps">JOSEF</span> <span class="caps">WEINBERGER</span> <span class="caps">LIMITED</span> on behalf of <span class="caps">MUSIC</span> <span class="caps">THEATRE</span> <span class="caps">INTERNATIONAL</span> of <span class="caps">NEW</span> <span class="caps">YORK</span>.</em></p> ]]>
2014-04-25T19:30:00 2014-04-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Way I Wear My Hair]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join Rachael Young as she explores her own identity and the ways in which we label ourselves.

Saturday 26 April at 8pm

Tickets: £9 (£7 Concessions)

Age Rating: 16+


<p>I am a woman. I am black. I am a Stroooooooooong Black Woman… erm, am I?</p> <p>Rachael Young invites you to become fellow researchers in her quest to find alternative female identities. Weaving a tale of her hair: natural to synthetic, straight to kinky and everywhere in between, Rachael investigates own hair identity and questions the labels we give ourselves.</p> <p>Rachael is a writer, performer and Co-Artistic Director of First Floor Theatre. She is a Breakthrough Artist with Curve, Leicester. Rachael creates playful performance, experimenting with words, physicality and space.</p> <p><em>The Way I Wear My Hair is produced by The Future and supported by Curve, Derby Theatre, Serendipity Leicester &amp; The Yard and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.</em> </p> <p>Contains strong language.</p> ]]>
2014-04-26T20:00:00 2014-04-26T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Blofeld & Baxter: Memories of Test Match Special]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Back by popular demand! Enjoy even more yet untold stories from behind the scenes at TMS.

Sunday 27 April at 7.30pm

Tickets: £19.50


<h2>Back by popular demand! </h2> <p>Even more yet untold stories from behind the scenes at <span class="caps">TMS</span>.</p> <p>Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter invite you to join them for trip down memory lane to discover the untold stories of the Test Match Special commentary box and beyond. Tall tales from across the globe, with a few references to cricket, hear the extraordinary escapades of players and commentators from the 1970s to present day. This is your invitation to hear the exclusive behind-the-scenes adventures from Brian Johnson to Tuffers. Anecdotes from both on and off the pitch, this is a gloriously funny show for the both the cricket and non-cricket lover alike. </p> <p>Fresh from their Australian roadtrip for the Ashes expect ‘direct from the booth’ insights and your chance to quiz these stalwarts of the cricketing fraternity. </p> <p>Henry “My Dear Old Thing” Blofeld is one of Britain’s most loved broadcasters and bastion of the cricketing community. He is as notorious for his hilarious observations as he is astute cricket commentary. </p> <p>Peter Baxter was the brain behind <span class="caps">TMS</span> for over 34 years; the man tasked with the unenviable position of corralling Henry and his cohorts around the world.</p> <p>Together they deliver a not to be missed hilariously entertaining evening.</p> <p><a href="http://memoriesoftestmatchspecial.com/">www.memoriesoftestmatchspecial.com</a><br /> <a href="http://www.henryblofeld.co.uk/home.html">www.henryblofeld.co.uk</a></p> ]]>
2014-04-27T19:30:00 2014-04-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Richard Alston Dance Company ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Britain's most celebrated contemporary dance company returns with a shimmering, exhilarating and energetic programme.

Tuesday 29 April at 8pm

Tickets: £10 - £18

Reviews: rv. Alston’s barefoot dancers look as if they have been sprinkled with fairy dust. The effect is magical…It’s one of Alston’s most quietly moving dances. ,rn. The Times , ,rv. All the dancers ate up the work as if relishing this rare slice of passion and drama. ,rn. The Independent , ,rv. The choreography crackles with an energy that makes you realise just how versatile, how unstinting, the dancers are. Wow! ,rn. The Herald


<p>Britain’s most celebrated contemporary dance company returns with a programme which features the shimmering beauty of Ravel, the exhilaration of Benjamin Britten and the lighting energy of Bang on a Can All-Stars. </p> <p><strong>Shimmer</strong> is danced to the sun-drenched music of Ravel played live. Julien Macdonald’s fabulous, jewel-encrusted cobweb costumes illuminate dazzling streaks of limpid choreography in a ravishingly beautiful piece of theatre.</p> <p>Revived for last year’s centenary of Benjamin Britten, <strong>Illuminations</strong> paints a vivid picture of the wild young genius Arthur Rimbaud. Britten and Alston combine to depict images from the turbulent life of the young poet, visionary and misfit in equal part. </p> <p>To end the evening, Martin Lawrance’s <strong>Madcap</strong> is fast paced, thrilling and set to the driven music of ultra-cool New York band, Bang on a Can All-Stars. Madcap was rapturously received by audiences and critics alike last season. </p> <h2>Tickets</h2> <p>£10, £14, £16, £18<br /> Under 26s and schools £8.50<br /> Groups 8+ 20% Discount<br /> Family Ticket £50 <br /> <strong>A family ticket is for four people maximum per household, with a maximum of two of those being adults.</strong></p> <h2>Free pre-show talk </h2> <p>There will be a free pre-show talk at 7pm available to ticket holders. The capacity for this is 45 and we ask that you reserve your place in advance by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419. </p> ]]>
2014-04-29T20:00:00 2014-04-29T20:00:00
<![CDATA[An Evening with Jo Nesbo]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Don't miss this special evening with the King of Scandinavian crime fiction.

Wednesday 30 April at 7.45pm

£11


<p>Jo Nesbo, the number one best-selling author of the Harry Hole crime fiction series set in Oslo, visits Nottingham for the very first time. The author, rock star and former professional football player, will be talking about his new standalone thriller The Son and his globally popular Harry Hole books, soon to be turned into a film, and much more. Don&#8217;t miss this special evening with the King of Scandinavian crime.</p> <p><em>In association with Random House.</em></p> ]]>
2014-04-30T19:45:00 2014-04-30T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 The two halves of Michael Keegan-Dolan's thrilling dance theatre double bill are a contrast in light and dark that mirrors the Stravinsky music of the same name.

Friday 2 and Saturday 3 May at 8pm

Tickets: £11 - £19

Dance company / producer: Presented by Dance Touring Partnership

Age Rating: Suitable for those aged 16+

Reviews: rv. There's no doubting the spell of Keegan-Dolan's imagination. ,rn. The Guardian **** , ,rv. Glorious. ,rn. The Independent ****


<p>The imagery in <strong>The Rite of Spring</strong> is dark, shocking, violent and sexual. The rhythmic elements of the music are played out in scenes of a pagan fertility rite, as age is sacrificed and mother earth is worshipped. </p> <p>By contrast <strong>Petrushka</strong> is white and bright and light. Elements of folk dances and warmer days are conjured as couples dance for approval from their ancestors. An echo of <strong>Petrushka</strong> the puppet is there too!</p> <p>Performed by an international cast of 13, both works are theatrical interpretations of the original music that created such outrage and excitement in the early 20th century.</p> <p><strong>See below for details of the Fabulous Beast workshop</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.fabulousbeast.co.uk/">www.fabulousbeast.co.uk</a></p> <p><strong><span class="caps">BSP</span> Members Get 50% Off Fri Performance (excludes £11 tickets).</strong></p> <p>Age suitability 16+. Contains nudity, sexual imagery and smoking.</p> <h2>Tickets</h2> <p>£11, £15, £17, £19<br /> Under 26 &amp; schools £9.50<br /> Groups 8+ 20% off</p> <h2>Fabulous Beast Worskshop</h2> <p><strong>Saturday 3 May at 5pm</strong> <br /> <strong>£20 combined ticket for show and workshop (£17 for Under 26s)</strong><br /> <strong>Suitable for those aged 16+</strong></p> <p><strong>Cannot be booked online – please call the Box Office on 0115 941 9419</strong> </p> <p>There will be a workshop taking place on stage before the Fabulous Beast performance on Saturday 3 May. This is available to ticketholders for either the 2 or 3 May performance. The workshop begins at 5.00pm and will last for around an hour and a half.</p> ]]>
2014-05-02T20:00:00 2014-05-03T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Power Games]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Blending character-driven physical theatre with contemporary and South Asian dance, this stunning new work by Altered Skin explores the forces that shape our destiny.

Thursday 8 May at 8pm

Tickets: £9 - £11

Production Company: Altered Skin presents

Age Rating: Suitable for ages 12+


<p>Think you’re in control of your life? Think again…</p> <p>Blending character-driven physical theatre with contemporary and South Asian dance, this stunning new work by Altered Skin explores the forces that shape our destiny.</p> <p>Deepak is a wealthy banker whose life is spiralling out of control. Influence the outcome of his story by voting in a TV-style game show. But who really is in control?</p> <p>At the end of the show there will be a Q&amp;A session with members of the company.</p> ]]>
2014-05-08T20:00:00 2014-05-08T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Underword]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Spoken word documentary screening hosted by Michelle Mother Hubbard and Jeremy Prince

Wednesday 14 May at 6.30pm

Tickets: £4

Production Company: Reel Black Media presents


<h2>Hosted by Michelle Mother Hubbard and Jeremy Prince</h2> <p>Underword is a full length documentary exploring the hidden legacy of a vibrant and influential scene. Featuring some of London&#8217;s most unique and pioneering poets; including Natalie Stewart, Zena Edwards, David J, Best Kept Secret, <span class="caps">FLO</span>etic Lara, Beyonder &amp; much much more. Filmed, directed and narrated by Gizla &amp; AmeN NoiR (B.K.S)</p> <p>The screening will be followed by a Q&amp;A and performances from Saraa Rain, Deborah Stevenson (Mouthy Poets) and support from Blackdrop Crew.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nubianlink.org.uk/">www.nubianlink.org.uk</a> </p> <h2>More information</h2> <p>The Floacist. Malika Booker.David J. El-Crisis. Jonzi-D. 3+1. shortMAN. Best Kept Secret. Zena Edwards. TY. Kat Francois. Beyonder&#8230;.</p> <p>If these names mean anything to you, then you’ll already be familiar with the UK Spoken Word circuit; an underground arts scene that has transcended space and time to bring us a world of lyrical skill, dexterity, rhythm and rhyme. These artists, plus <span class="caps">MANY</span> more, were instrumental to the success of a scene that thrives today and which has helped pave the way for a new generation of orators and performers to spread their messages. From South London to Philadelphia, Birmingham to Toronto, UK Performance Poets and Spoken Word artists have shared this phenomenal art-form with millions of people on hundreds of stages across the world. With the legacy of a foundation scene at risk of being forgotten, 1 fourth of Best Kept Secret, AmeN NoiR, set about documenting history and bringing the underground, over-ground. Enter Underword, a snapshot of spoken word legacy. This full length, feature documentary is a must see for anyone with an interest in; or love of spoken word. Enjoy the journey of a story that before now, has been untold.</p> <p>#underword</p> ]]>
2014-05-14T18:30:00 2014-05-14T18:30:00
<![CDATA[New Art Club: Hercules]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 This story of Hercules is told through hilarious dance routines and amazing speciality acts. It’s a modern cabaret the whole family will enjoy. Even grumpy teenagers.

Saturday 17 May at 7pm

Tickets: £10 (£8 Concessions) Family ticket £30

Dance company / producer: New Art Club with Dance 4 with Nottingham Playhouse

Age Rating: Suitable for all ages.

Reviews: rv. This is physical comedy with brains, I laughed ‘til my face hurt ,rn. The Observer , ,rv. Downright funny ,rn. New York Times , ,rv. I don’t want to leave. Can I stay for the next show ,rn. Ruben (Audience member aged 7) ,


<p>Hercules is best known for his incredible strength. But who knew the guy could dance?</p> <p>This story of Hercules is told through hilarious dance routines and amazing speciality acts. It’s a modern cabaret the whole family will enjoy. Even grumpy teenagers.</p> <p>You get a pantomime, a history lesson and a party all rolled into one side-splitting adventure.</p> <p>Created by and starring the award winning dancing comedy double act Tom Roden and Pete Shenton of <strong>New Art Club</strong>. With a cast of stunning professional performers and talented local dancers, this irreverent, innovative and life-affirming show will have you up on your feet wanting to dance.</p> <p><em>Originally commissioned by Dance4, as part of Big Dance, East Midlands 2012, supported by the Foundation for Community Dance. Co-produced 2014 by Nottingham Playhouse, Dance4 and New Art Club. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.</em></p> <h2>Tickets </h2> <p>Tickets £10, concessions £8<br /> Family Ticket £30 <br /> <strong>A family ticket is for four people maximum per household, with a maximum of two of those being adults.</strong></p> ]]>
2014-05-17T19:00:00 2014-05-17T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Return of The Grumpy Old Women - Fifty Shades Of Beige]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 By popular demand the Grumpies are back to knock some sense into the nation!

Sunday 18 May at 7.30pm

Tickets: £21


<p>By popular demand the Grumpies are back to knock some sense into the nation. Perrier Award-winning comedian, writer and original star of <em>Grumpy Old Women</em> <strong>Jenny Eclair</strong> will be joined by fellow recruits <strong>Susie Blake</strong> (<em>Mrs Brown&#8217;s Boys, Coronation Street</em>) and actress and singer <strong>Kate Robbins</strong> (<em>Where The Heart Is, Casualty</em>) in this brand spanking new show. </p> ]]>
2014-05-18T19:30:00 2014-05-18T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Chris Wood: None the Wiser]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 See one of the UK's most remarkable folk singers play heartbreaking melodies from his acclaimed new album.

Thursday 22 May 2014 at 8pm

Tickets: £16

Reviews: Praise for *None The Wiser*: , ,INDEPENDENT ★★★★★ ,“The title track alone is a masterpiece” , ,EXPRESS ★★★★★ ,“Wood has honed his songwriting to perfection here… heartbreaking purity.” , ,THE GUARDIAN ★★★★★ ,“Remarkable for the settings as much as the lyrics.” , ,THE IRISH TIMES ★★★★★ ,“Nobody comes even close to equaling his bird’s-eye-view” , ,MOJO ★★★★ ,“a rarefied talent, both as writer and interpreter.” , ,SONGLINES ,“a quietly powerful, astute and vivid set of songs…A folk–soul album” ,


<p>Chris Wood is one of England’s most vivid and arresting songwriters. With gentle intelligence Chris weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. <em>The Irish Times</em> dubbed him ‘the renaissance man of English folk’ because his work extends beyond song writing into commissions for Radio 3&#8217;s <em>Between The Ears</em>, <em>Late Junction</em> and <em>The Essay</em>. </p> <p>Joan Armatrading presented Chris with the 2011 <strong><span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio Two Folk Singer Of The Year</strong> award before inviting him as special guest onto her Autumn 2012 tour. They played 51 cities and Wood found himself eavesdropping on conversations from pound shops to tea rooms, army recruiting centres to hotel saunas collecting the poetry of recession. His response is <strong>None The Wiser</strong>, a fourth solo album released in Summer 2013.</p> <p>Wood has worked and collaborated with a long list of artists, most recently Dizraeli, Billy Bragg, Eliza and Martin Carthy in Simon Emerson&#8217;s Imagined Village. His duet with Eliza added to the &#8220;Villager&#8217;s&#8221; winning another Folk Award for <strong>Best Traditional Song</strong>. </p> ]]>
2014-05-22T20:00:00 2014-05-22T20:00:00
<![CDATA[White Feathers ]]> Stonebridge City Farm 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Stonebridge City Farm.* This interactive play explores the theme of World War I through a promenade performance.

Friday 23rd May at 9.30am, 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm

FREE - Please reserve your ticket by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Production Company: Young Company

Duration: Running time: Approx 50 mins

Age Rating: Suitable for children aged 9+ (and their families)


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Stonebridge City Farm.</strong></p> <p>This interactive play explores the theme of World War I through a promenade performance made especially to be seen at Stonebridge City Farm. It features members of a fictional family working on the farm during the war, sharing their stories and inviting the audience to help with the daily dilemmas they face</p> ]]>
2014-05-23T09:30:00 2014-05-23T14:30:00
<![CDATA[Welcome to Octoville]]> Lakeside Arts Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Lakeside Arts Centre.* Octoville is artist Marc Parrett's latest fabulous installation.

Friday 23 May – Sun 6 July

FREE - no booking necessary


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Wallner Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre</strong></p> <p>Enter the magical mechanical micro city known as Octoville. Artist Marc Parrett is bringing his latest fabulous installation to Lakeside for its worldwide premiere! Be the first to see and play with the wonky buildings, mechanical masterpieces and curious puppets.</p> <p>Join in! Touch, play, explore and even add your own elements to this fantastical cityscape. </p> <p><em>This event is part of the Wheee Children’s Festival</em></p> ]]>
2014-05-23T10:00:00 2014-06-01T10:00:00
<![CDATA[Mass Bolero ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Nottingham Playhouse.* We will be launching neat14 in style, with the world premiere of a brand new film made right here in Nottingham.

Friday 23 May at 6pm and 8pm

FREE - Please reserve your place by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Duration: Running time: Approx 10 mins

Age Rating: Suitable for all


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Nottingham Playhouse.</strong></p> <p><strong><span class="caps">FREE</span> &#8211; Please reserve your place by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.</strong></p> <p>We will be launching neat14 in style, with the world premiere of a brand new film made right here in Nottingham.</p> <p>2014 is the 30th anniversary of Torvill &amp; Dean’s Olympic Gold medal winning performance in Sarajevo. Mass Bolero is a unique project that pays tribute to two local heroes and celebrates that historic moment.</p> <p>Be the first to see this fantastic film which stars thousands of people from all over Nottingham joining together to recreate that famous ice dance…with a twist! People from community groups, schools, sports clubs and more were filmed in locations all around the city dancing 10 seconds of the iconic routine. The clips were then edited together to create this very special short film.</p> <p>Mass Bolero is a co-commission by Nottingham Playhouse, Foundation for Community Dance and Dance 4. Supported by Confetti Media Group, Notts TV and Spool.</p> ]]>
2014-05-23T18:00:00 2014-05-23T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Generation Jeans ]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Nottingham Playhouse.* Belarus Free Theatre bring back their critically acclaimed duologue.

Friday 23 May at 7pm and Saturday 24 May at 2.30pm and 6pm

Tickets: £16 (£14 Concessions)

Production Company: Belarus Free Theatre

Duration: Running time: 1h20

Age Rating: Suitable for those aged 12+


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Nottingham Playhouse</strong></p> <p>Belarus Free Theatre bring back &#8211; for three performances only &#8211; their critically acclaimed duologue between an actor and a DJ, about jeans, rock music and freedom.</p> <p>The story begins in the Soviet Union. Denim and rock ‘n’ roll were prohibited. Selling jeans meant certain arrest by the <span class="caps">KGB</span>. It then moves to the current days of the last dictatorship in Europe – Belarus.</p> <p>Bringing to life stories of arrests, kidnappings and living in a country controlled by fear, Generation Jeans is an ode to the people who speak out about repression and censorship in their countries and who fight for freedom everywhere.</p> <p><em>&#8220;You go to the theatre to hear a story; you end up having met a man who, in his mixture of self-mockery and seriousness, shows a spiritual resilience that makes dictatorship look even more inflexible and absurd.&#8221;</em> <strong>The Guardian</strong></p> <p><em>&#8220;The most bright theatrical experience in my life&#8221;</em> <strong>Alan Rickman</strong></p> ]]>
2014-05-23T19:00:00 2014-05-24T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Bloody Silly Business ]]> Waverley Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Waverley Theatre.* This show features WWI stories taken from interviews with the last surviving participants in the Great War.

Friday 23 May at 7pm

Tickets: £3


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Waverley Theatre, Nottingham Trent University</strong></p> <p>A devised puppetry, video and spoken word performance by final year Theatre Design Students at Nottingham Trent University.</p> <p>The show features <span class="caps">WWI</span> stories taken from interviews with the last surviving participants in the Great War, combined with contemporary soldier’s tales from Afghanistan and Iraq.</p> ]]>
2014-05-23T19:00:00 2014-05-23T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Maria Hassabi - PREMIERE]]> Lakeside Arts Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 *This event takes place at Lakeside Arts Centre.* PREMIERE explores what a first night means to an artist.

Friday 23 May at 8pm

Tickets £16 (£14 concessions) £11 restricted view

Dance company / producer: Dance 4

Duration: Running time: 75 minutes with no interval

Age Rating: Suitable for those aged 12+


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Djanogly Arts Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre</strong></p> <p>A premiere is a highly anticipated event, representing the first meeting with the audience: the viewer and critic. <span class="caps">PREMIERE</span> explores the transformative appeal of this over-emphasized moment that validates the existence of any creation as a “work of art.”</p> <p>On stage five dancers perform solos at the same time. The work unravels through impossibly slow movement, with attention fixed on the intricacies of every shape, shift and negotiation of space. </p> <p><em><span class="caps">PREMIERE</span> is a co-production of Dance4, The Kitchen, Performa (New York), Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Kaaitheater (Brussels), steirischer herbst (Graz).</em></p> ]]>
2014-05-23T20:00:00 2014-05-23T20:00:00
<![CDATA[European Theatre: Then & Now]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Nottingham Playhouse.* A panel discussion exploring how European theatre has changed over the past 100 years.

Friday 23 May at 9pm

FREE - Please reserve your place by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Nottingham Playhouse</strong> </p> <p>A panel discussion exploring how European theatre has changed over the past 100 years and the problems it faces currently in light of recent tensions.</p> <p>The talk will be hosted by Dominic Cavendish from the Telegraph and will involve artists and directors visiting the festival from Europe, with a live Q&amp;A.</p> ]]>
2014-05-23T21:00:00 2014-05-23T21:00:00
<![CDATA[Luminarium ’Exxopolis' ]]> Lakeside Arts Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Lakeside Arts Centre.* The Luminarium has to be seen to be believed! The light and shimmering colours create a world of wonderment for explorers of all ages.

Saturday 24 May – Sun 1 June, 11am – 5.15pm (last admission)

Tickets: £3.50


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>Taking place at Highfields Park, Lakeside Arts Centre</strong></p> <p><strong>Tickets can be purchased from Lakeside Arts Centre on the day</strong> <br /> <strong>Visits at peak times: 15 minutes</strong><br /> <strong>Suitable for all but please note that anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult</strong><br /> <strong>Wheelchair accessible</strong> </p> <p>Architects of Air have been a fixture at the Wheee! Festival since 2005, and we’re thrilled to welcome them back as part of neat14 this year. The Luminarium has to be seen to be believed. The light and shimmering colours create a world of wonderment for explorers of all ages. The scale of the structure is impressive even before you step through the airlock and, once inside, it takes your breath away. A truly unmissable experience, but don’t take our word for it, come and see for yourselves!</p> <p>Exxopolis is a unique structure including beautifully tesselated sections made by members of the Nottingham community to celebrate Architects of Air’s 20th Anniversary. neat14 provided the perfect platform to bring this fabulous structure back. </p> <p><em>This event is part of the Wheee Children’s Festival</em></p> ]]>
2014-05-24T11:00:00 2014-06-01T11:00:00
<![CDATA[Noble Endeavours: England And Germany: In Praise Of A Forgotten Friendship]]> Ustinov Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Nottingham Playhouse.* An exclusive reading and discussion of the acclaimed new book from Miranda Seymour.

Saturday 24 May at 12pm

FREE - Please reserve your place by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Age Rating: Running time: 1 hour


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Nottingham Playhouse.</strong> </p> <p>Miranda and Artistic Director of Nottingham Playhouse, Giles Croft, will be talking about some of the unforgettable men and women who, when asked in wartime to which country they belonged, found it impossible to give a simple answer. Loving both, they could not make a choice.</p> ]]>
2014-05-24T12:00:00 2014-05-24T12:00:00
<![CDATA[The Seagull]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Nottingham Playhouse.* The Seagull brings Chekhov’s classic story of thwarted passion and crushed ambition alive for modern audiences.

Saturday 24 May at 2pm and 7pm

Tickets: £13 (£11 Concessions, £6 Under 26s)

Production Company: Z/K/M/ presents

Duration: Running time: 1h25

Age Rating: Suitable for those aged 12+


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Nottingham Playhouse</strong></p> <p>A huge hit in Europe, The Seagull brings Chekhov’s classic story of thwarted passion and crushed ambition alive for modern audiences, the production is bold, funny, poignant and captures the beating heart of this great play.</p> <p>On the one hand there’s a comedy, three female roles, six male roles, four acts, a landscape (a view of a lake), much conversation about literature, little action, and five tons of love; and on the other there are our daily losses translated into famous dialogues and sentences.’</p> <p><strong>Serbo-Croat – English surtitles</strong></p> ]]>
2014-05-24T14:00:00 2014-05-24T19:00:00
<![CDATA[The Litvinenko Project ]]> Galleries of Justice 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At various locations.* In this exciting interactive theatre experience 2Magpies Theatre explore the controversial story of this high-profile poisoning.

Saturday 24 – Thursday 29 May

Tickets: £5 - includes tea! Limited places

Production Company: 2Magpies Theatre presents

Duration: Running time: Approx 60 mins


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at various locations:</strong></p> <p>Sat 24th May, Galleries Of Justice (5.30pm) <br /> Sun 25th May, <span class="caps">CAST</span> (5.30pm) <br /> Mon 26 th May, Pavilion Café, Lakeside (6.30pm) <br /> Tues 27th May, <span class="caps">CAST</span> (5.30pm) <br /> Weds 28th May, Lee Rosy’s (7pm) <br /> Thurs 29th May, Edin’s Patisserie, Bar &amp; Kitchen (5.30pm) </p> <p>In this exciting interactive theatre experience 2Magpies Theatre present three facts about Alexander Litvinenko:</p> <p>He was a man.<br /> He was a man who died.<br /> He was a man who died of radiation poisoning.</p> <p>2Magpies Theatre don’t know any more facts about the circumstances of his death, because there aren’t any. On the other hand, they do know what Alexander Litvinenko liked to cook, what he liked to drink, and how he liked to dance. The performance explores the controversial story of this high-profile poisoning. 2Magpies Theatre take the audience on a journey through a crime which is still an open case, and they even provide the tea.</p> ]]>
2014-05-24T17:30:00 2014-05-29T17:30:00
<![CDATA[Rime]]> Lakeside Arts Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Lakeside Arts Centre.* Inspired by the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, be dazzled by circus tricks, dance and acrobatics.

Saturday 24 May at 6pm & Sunday 25 May at 3pm and 6pm

FREE - Please reserve your place by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Dance company / producer: Square Peg (UK)

Duration: Running time: Approx 55 mins

Age Rating: Suitable for all ages.


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Highfields Park, Lakeside Arts Centre</strong></p> <p>Avast me hearties! Take a trip out to sea with Square Peg as they use circus tricks, dance and dazzling acrobatics to tell a tale inspired by the Rime of the Ancient Mariner. With aerial rope tricks, human towers, Chinese pole acrobatics, flips, tricks and other perilous acts you won’t dare look away!</p> <p><em>&#8220;Visually striking family entertainment!&#8221;</em> <strong>The Herald</strong></p> <p>This is a co-commission with the National Theatre. </p> <p>Thanks to Nottingham City Council. </p> ]]>
2014-05-24T18:00:00 2014-05-25T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Western Society]]> Nottingham Contemporary 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Nottingham Contemporary.* Western Society is a portrait of civilisation in the 21st century.

Sunday 25 May at 2pm and 8pm

Tickets: £14 (£12 Concessions)

Production Company: Gob Squad presents

Duration: Running time: 1h230

Age Rating: Suitable for those aged 18+


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Nottingham Contemporary.</strong></p> <p>Gob Squad is a seven headed monster, an arts collective with seven bosses, based in Berlin and Nottingham. Their new show Western Society is a portrait of civilisation in the 21st century, a frame through which we can peep into the living room of an unknown family and recognise ourselves.</p> <p>A random internet encounter with a video clip of a family karaoke party was the catalyst for this performance. Gob Squad, dripping in bling, want to bring this little moment of lived reality back to life and they want to get the image just right. </p> <p>As the performers ask questions, search for answers and spill their stories &#8211; reconstructing this tiny piece of history over and over again &#8211; a few lucky audience members may win the chance to take part in the shiny golden image.</p> <p><em>“One of the most impossible, beautiful, courageous and epic theatrical experiences you can imagine”</em> <strong>The Guardian</strong> on Gob Squad</p> <p><em>&#8220;Hilarious and genuinely touching&#8221;</em> <strong>Audience member quote</strong></p> <p><strong>Please note this show contains strong language and nudity and is strictly for those aged 18+. Audience members may be required to present identification that they are over 18 upon entering the performance space.</strong></p> <p><em>Photo by Darret Davis</em></p> ]]>
2014-05-25T14:00:00 2014-05-25T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Nottingham Theatre Dance 2014]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Students of Nottingham Theatre Dance School present their annual showcase.

Sunday 25 May at 7.00pm

Tickets: £13


<p>Students of Nottingham Theatre Dance School present their Showcase 2014 which promises to be an excellent evening’s entertainment.</p> <p>Produced by Principal Jane Moreton, students from age three to adults will perform Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Modern Dance, Jazz Dance, Musical Theatre and Tap Dance, showcasing the versatility of their dance and theatre training.</p> ]]>
2014-05-25T19:00:00 2014-05-25T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Gold]]> Lakeside Arts Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Lakesie Arts Centre.* Gold is a funny, playful and cleverly quirky energetic dance piece.

Monday 26th May at 1pm and 3.30pm

Tickets: £8

Dance company / producer: Cas Public

Duration: Running time: Approx 50 mins

Age Rating: Suitable for those aged 4+ and their families


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Djanogly Arts Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre</strong></p> <p>Red chairs, red noses and red bouncing balls are all key players in this energetic dance piece. It is inspired by the inimitable recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations by Glenn Gould, who used to hum along as he played. Gold is funny, playful and cleverly quirky, ending with lots of clapping and balls bouncing. Expect terrific dancers, a performance of amazing energy and stunning lighting design. Suitable for even very young children, this is a real treat to be enjoyed by all the family.</p> <p><em>Part of the Wheee Children’s Festival.</em></p> <p><em>Photo by Damian Siqueiros.</em></p> ]]>
2014-05-26T13:00:00 2014-05-26T15:30:00
<![CDATA[The Second Minute ]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Nottingham Playhouse.* The Second Minute is inspired by the nineteen thousand mailbags that crossed the channel every single day during the First World War.

Monday 26 May at 4pm and 7pm

Tickets: £9 (£7 Concessions, £5 Under 26s)

Duration: Running time: 1h20 + interval

Age Rating: Suitable for those aged 11+


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Nottingham Playhouse</strong> </p> <p>The past meets the present in this heroic and heart-breaking tale of one soldier’s life in World War One.</p> <p>1914: Thomas Swann, an innkeeper’s son from rural Nottinghamshire, enlists to fight on the Western Front.</p> <p>2014: Researcher Laura is drawn ever deeper into Tom’s story, unfolding in chronological order through his letters to and from home; just one yellowing bundle, out of the millions of letters that crossed the channel every week during the long years of war. Will Tom make it through to 1918 &#8211; and what good will it do Laura to raise his spirit now?</p> <p>A hundred years after the outbreak of the First World War, Andy Barrett has taken letters held in the archive of the Sherwood Foresters and woven them into a spell-binding new play that envelops the heroic and heartbreaking tales of real Notts soldiers and families, told in their own words.<br /> <a href="http://www.centrestagetouring.org.uk" target="_blank"><img src="http://i61.tinypic.com/2crumah.jpg" border="0" alt="CentreStageTouring"></a> <a href="http://www.lincsruraltouring.co.uk" target="_blank"><img src="http://i58.tinypic.com/icsprt.jpg" border="0" alt="LincsRuralTouring"></a> <a href=" http://www.villageventures.org.uk" target="_blank"><img src="http://i60.tinypic.com/ic39qe.jpg" border="0" alt="VillageVentures"></a><br /> <em>Supported by Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire &amp; Leicestershire Rural Touring Partnership</em></p> <h2>Creative Team</h2> <p>Director <strong>Giles Croft</strong><br /> Designer <strong>Sarah Lewis</strong><br /> Lighting and Sound Designer <strong>Steph Bartle</strong></p> <h2>Tour Dates </h2> <p>Sat 3rd May, 2pm &amp; 8pm <br /> Derby Theatre <br /> 01332 593939 <br /> <a href="http://www.derbytheatre.co.uk/">www.derbytheatre.co.uk</a> </p> <p>Weds 7th May, 7.30pm <br /> Thrumpton Village Hall <br /> 0115 9830373 <br /> Email: <a href="mailto:susimonds@hotmail.com">susimonds@hotmail.com</a> <a href="http://www.villageventures.org.uk/">www.villageventures.org.uk</a> </p> <p>Thurs 8th May, 7.30pm <br /> Thoresby Riding Hall Theatre <br /> 01623 822009 <br /> Email: <a href="mailto:gallery@thoresby.com">gallery@thoresby.com</a> </p> <p>Fri 9th May, 7.30pm <br /> Chilwell Arts Theatre <br /> 0115 9252698 <br /> Email: <a href="mailto:theatre@chilwell.notts.sch.uk">theatre@chilwell.notts.sch.uk</a> <a href="http://www.villageventures.org.uk/">www.villageventures.org.uk</a> </p> <p>Sat 10th May, 8.00pm <br /> The Theatre, South Nottingham Academy <br /> 0115 9334115 <br /> Email: <a href="mailto:harry.curtis01@ntlworld.com">harry.curtis01@ntlworld.com</a> </p> <p>Sun 11th May, 7.30pm <br /> Harworth &amp; Bircotes Town Hall <br /> 01302 752642 <br /> Email: <a href="mailto:eoharworthtowncouncil@hotmail.co.uk">eoharworthtowncouncil@hotmail.co.uk</a> </p> <p>Weds 14th May, 7.30pm <br /> The Storehouse, Skegness <br /> 01754 765645 <br /> Email: <a href="mailto:grapay@aol.com">grapay@aol.com</a> </p> <p>Thurs 15th May, 7.30pm <br /> Terry O&#8217;Toole Theatre, North Hykeham <br /> 01522 883311 </p> <p>Fri 16th May, 7.30pm <br /> Tennyson d&#8217;Eyncourt Memorial Hall, Tealby <br /> 01673 838718 <br /> Email: <a href="mailto:info@davidkirshner.org.uk">info@davidkirshner.org.uk</a> </p> <p>Sat 17th May, 7.30pm <br /> Braunston &amp; Brooke Village Hall <br /> 07956 308808 <br /> Email: <a href="mailto:ticketsbbvh@gmail.com">ticketsbbvh@gmail.com</a> </p> <p>Sun 18th May, 7.30pm <br /> Century Theatre, Coalville <br /> 01530 278444 <br /> Email: <a href="mailto:stuarthicks56@hotmail.com">stuarthicks56@hotmail.com</a> </p> <p>Tues 20th May, 7.30pm <br /> Action Transport Theatre, Ellesmere Port <br /> 0151 3572120 <br /> <a href="http://www.actiontransporttheatre.org/">www.actiontransporttheatre.org</a></p> <p>Fri 23rd May, 7.45pm <br /> Chipping Norton Theatre, Oxfordshire <br /> 01608 642350 <br /> <a href="http://www.chippingnortontheatre.co.uk/">www.chippingnortontheatre.co.uk</a> </p> <p>Sat 24th May, 7.45pm <br /> The Neighbour Hall, Great Milton, Oxfordshire <br /> 01844 279 474 <br /> <a href="http://www.goodnightout.org/">www.goodnightout.org</a></p> <p>Sun 25th May, 7.30pm <br /> Cliviger Village Hall, Lancashire <br /> 01282 423743 <br /> <a href="http://www.spotonlancashire.co.uk/">www.spotonlancashire.co.uk</a> </p> <p>Tues 27th May, 2pm, neat 14<br /> The Chase, Nottingham<br /> Tickets for this performance are free but need to be booked in advance. <br /> 0115 941 9419 <br /> <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk">www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk</a> </p> <p>Weds 28th May, 2pm <br /> Fleetwood Library, Lancashire <br /> 01254 660360 <br /> <a href="http://www.spotonlancashire.co.uk/">www.spotonlancashire.co.uk</a></p> <p>Fri 30th May, 7.30pm <br /> Samlesbury War Memorial Hall, Lancashire <br /> 01772 877248 <br /> <a href="http://www.spotonlancashire.co.uk/">www.spotonlancashire.co.uk</a> </p> <p>Sat 31st May, 7.30pm <br /> Tarvin Community Centre, Cheshire <br /> 01829 741962<br /> <a href="http://www.cheshireruraltouringarts.co.uk/">www.cheshireruraltouringarts.co.uk</a></p> <p>Sun 1st June, 7.30pm <br /> Plumbley Village Hall, Cheshire <br /> 01565 722259 <br /> <a href="http://www.cheshireruraltouringarts.co.uk/">www.cheshireruraltouringarts.co.uk</a> </p> <p>Friday 6th June, 7.30pm<br /> Broadway Baptist Church, Derby<br /> 01332 294204<br /> <a href="http://www.sixstreetsderby.org.uk/">www.sixstreetsderby.org.uk</a> </p> <p>Sat 7th June, 7.30pm <br /> Gretton Village Hall, Northamptonshire <br /> 01536 770302 <br /> <a href="http://www.northantstouringarts.co.uk/">www.northantstouringarts.co.uk</a></p> <p>Sun 8th June, 7.30pm <br /> Goostrey Village Hall, Cheshire <br /> 01477 544467 <br /> <a href="http://www.cheshireruraltouringarts.co.uk/">www.cheshireruraltouringarts.co.uk</a></p> <p>Weds 11th 7.30pm, Thurs 12th June 2pm &amp; 7.30pm <br /> Dixon Studio , Southend Palace Theatre <br /> 01702 351135 <br /> <a href="https://southendtheatres.org.uk/Online/">www.southendtheatres.org.uk</a></p> <p>Sat 14th June, 7.30pm <br /> The Ellesmere Centre, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire <br /> 01353 616991 <br /> <a href="http://www.adec.org.uk/cambs-arts-tour">www.adec.org.uk/cambs-arts-tour</a></p> <p>Sun 15th June, 7.30pm <br /> Arkenstall Centre, Haddenham, Cambridgeshire <br /> 01353 616991 <br /> <a href="http://www.adec.org.uk/cambs-arts-tour">www.adec.org.uk/cambs-arts-tour</a> </p> ]]>
2014-05-26T16:00:00 2014-05-26T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Chase Neighbourhood Centre Launch Event ]]> The Chase 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Chase Neighbourhood Centre* The launch event will feature Mass Bolero, Mrs Green & The Rizlas and Mouthy Poets.

Monday 26 May at 7pm

FREE - Please reserve your place by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at the Chase Neighbourhood Centre</strong></p> <p>Chase Neighbourhood Centre Launch Event will feature Mass Bolero, Mrs Green &amp; The Rizlas and Mouthy Poets </p> <p>This fun evening of entertainment will launch a full week of activity at the Chase Neighbourhood Centre. With a showing of the short film of Mass Bolero and a performance by Mouthy Poets this is sure to be a lively event, even before the arrival of Mrs Green…</p> <p>Back in her home town following Sheep Soup Theatre Company’s hit Edinburgh Fringe musical, soul and Motown diva Mrs Green returns with a snazzy new band and a little help from a cast of incredibly talented singers. With a selection of classic covers and dynamic original songs from the acclaimed show, Mrs Green ‘captivates the audience every time she opens her mouth’ (Broadway Baby).</p> ]]>
2014-05-26T19:00:00 2014-05-26T19:00:00
<![CDATA[MAGNIFICAT]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Nottingham Playhouse.* Magnificat is a unique and powerful polyphonic performance by 25 women of varying ages and professions.

Monday 26 May and Tuesday 27 May at 8pm

Tickets: £13 (Concessions £11), £6 for under 26s

Production Company: Marta Gornicka presents

Duration: Running time: Approx 50 mins

Age Rating: Suitable for all ages.


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Nottingham Playhouse</strong></p> <p>Polish artist Marta Gornicka is a rising star who recently won Best Director at the Braunshweig Fast Forward Festival. For neat14 she brings her new performance piece Magnificat to Nottingham for its UK premiere. It is a unique and powerful polyphonic performance by 25 women of varying ages and professions.</p> <p>In <span class="caps">MAGNIFICAT</span>, The Chorus Of Women is confronted with the most sacred image of femininity within the Church &#8211; the Blessed Virgin Mary.</p> <p>Quotes from the Bible, food recipes, texts by Jelinek, Mickiewicz, and Euripides are mixed by the choir with the computer sounds, the thud of shutters and flashes, and newspaper quotes. Rhythmic speech and pop culture one-liners intertwine with the traditional forms of sacred music.</p> <p>“Project II of <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">CHORUS</span> OF <span class="caps">WOMEN</span> is a statement about the woman in the Church’s system of power. It is a post-opera form which gives rise to the pop-cultural <span class="caps">MAGNIFICAT</span>.” — Marta Górnicka</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">MAGNIFICAT</span> is generously supported by:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.polishculture.org.uk/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/5otd14.jpg" border="0" alt="Polish Cultural Institute"></a></p> <h2>Workshop</h2> <p>Marta Gornicka will be running an exclusive workshop on Wednesday 28 May, 10am – 3pm. <br /> <span class="caps">BOOK</span> <span class="caps">NOW</span>! 0115 941 9419 &#8211; very limited availability!</p> ]]>
2014-05-26T20:00:00 2014-05-27T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Schrödinger]]> Nottingham Contemporary 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Nottingham Contemporary.* In one of Reckless Sleepers’ most celebrated performance pieces the impossible is probable.

Monday 26 May at 8pm

Tickets: £14 (£12 Concessions)

Production Company: Reckless Sleepers presents

Duration: Running time: 1 hour

Age Rating: Suitable for those aged 16+


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Nottingham Contemporary.</strong></p> <p>Schrödinger is about thought experiments, cats, René Magritte, love, time, mathematics, observations, truth, lies and alcohol.</p> <p>In one of Reckless Sleepers’ most celebrated performance pieces the impossible is probable: truth and illusion are inseparable. Laws are made, bent, then broken. It’s a visually mesmerizing performance that sways between question and answer, chaos and order, what we can measure and what we can’t.</p> <p><em>&#8220;Playful and ingenious”</em> — <strong>★★★★ The Times</strong></p> <p><em>“Alluring blend of philosophical richness and hypnotic visuals used to explore giant concepts with a stylish lightness”</em> — <strong>★★★★ The Guardian</strong> </p> ]]>
2014-05-26T20:00:00 2014-05-26T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Second Minute ]]> The Chase 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At the Chase Neighbourhood Centre.* The Second Minute is inspired by the nineteen thousand mailbags that crossed the channel every single day during the First World War.

Tuesday 27 May at 2pm

FREE - Please reserve your place by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Duration: Running time: 1h20 + interval

Age Rating: Suitable for those aged 11+


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at the Chase Neighbourhood Centre</strong></p> <p>The past meets the present in this heroic and heart-breaking tale of one soldier’s life in World War One.</p> <p>1914: Thomas Swann, an innkeeper’s son from rural Nottinghamshire, enlists to fight on the Western Front.</p> <p>2014: Researcher Laura is drawn ever deeper into Tom’s story, unfolding in chronological order through his letters to and from home; just one yellowing bundle, out of the millions of letters that crossed the channel every week during the long years of war. Will Tom make it through to 1918 &#8211; and what good will it do Laura to raise his spirit now?</p> <p>A hundred years after the outbreak of the First World War, Andy Barrett has taken letters held in the archive of the Sherwood Foresters and woven them into a spell-binding new play that envelops the heroic and heartbreaking tales of real Notts soldiers and families, told in their own words.<br /> <a href="http://www.centrestagetouring.org.uk" target="_blank"><img src="http://i61.tinypic.com/2crumah.jpg" border="0" alt="CentreStageTouring"></a> <a href="http://www.lincsruraltouring.co.uk" target="_blank"><img src="http://i58.tinypic.com/icsprt.jpg" border="0" alt="LincsRuralTouring"></a> <a href=" http://www.villageventures.org.uk" target="_blank"><img src="http://i60.tinypic.com/ic39qe.jpg" border="0" alt="VillageVentures"></a><br /> <em>Supported by Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire &amp; Leicestershire Rural Touring Partnership</em></p> <h2>Creative Team</h2> <p>Director <strong>Giles Croft</strong><br /> Designer <strong>Sarah Lewis</strong><br /> Lighting and Sound Designer <strong>Steph Bartle</strong></p> ]]>
2014-05-27T14:00:00 2014-05-27T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Future Voices]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Nottingham Playhouse.* New play readings, performance and discussion for theatre lovers to enjoy.

Tuesday 27 May at 4pm and 7pm

FREE - Please reserve your place by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Production Company: New Perspectives presents

Duration: Running time: 2h (includes breaks & discussion)

Age Rating: Suitable for those aged 14+


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Nottingham Playouse.</strong></p> <p>Long Play is New Perspectives’ full-length playwriting competition for East Midlands writers. The winner of this year’s competition is Unforgettable by Tim Elgood, an evocative and inventive story about a brother and sister’s relationship in later life.</p> <p>Enjoy an exclusive rehearsed reading of the play for neat14, along with readings from the two runners up.</p> ]]>
2014-05-27T16:00:00 2014-05-27T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Raising Lazarus ]]> The Chase 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Chase Neighbourhood Centre.* A one woman play which charts the experience of West Indian soldiers who came to fight for Britain in World War I

Tuesday 27 May at 7pm and Wednesday 28 May at 3pm and 8pm

FREE - Please reserve your place by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Duration: Running time: 1 hour + post show discussion

Age Rating: Suitable for all ages.


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at the Chase Neighbourhood Centre</strong></p> <p>A one woman play which charts the experience of West Indian soldiers who came to fight for Britain in World War I. This is a powerful personal piece as Kat traces the history of Lazarus Francois, her grandafther’s first cousin. She tries to discover and tell his story, finding out who he was, what happened to him and defining his legacy.</p> <p>Kat Francois is a performer and entertainer whose CV covers everything from playwriting and acting to poetry and stand up comedy. In her own words, only the fact that she cannot sing like Whitney prevents her from world domination! </p> ]]>
2014-05-27T19:00:00 2014-05-28T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Hallé: Mahler’s Ninth Symphony]]> Royal Concert Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Royal Concert Hall.* The Hallé present Mahler’s defiant Ninth Symphony.

Tuesday 27 May at 7.30pm

Tickets from £10

Duration: Running time: TBC

Age Rating: Suitable for all ages.


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at the Royal Concert Hall.</strong></p> <p>The Hallé is one of the UK’s top orchestras, with a distinguished history of fantastic performances around the world. We can think of no-one better to perform Mahler’s Ninth Symphony. This performance is conducted by Sir Mark Elder who will introduce the symphony from the stage.</p> <p>The piece was written at a time of extreme personal crisis for the composer and displays fierce defiance in the music to match his torment, along with plenty of sardonic humour, ending with quiet resignation.</p> <p>Contemplating the eternal, the composer finds expression through some of his most moving and progressive music, with shattering outbursts and rich harmonies that reach out to a place beyond this world. A must-see for all fans of classical music.</p> <h2>Tickets</h2> <p>Various &#8211; Tickets from £10<br /> Stalls £27.50, £24.50, £19.50, £16.50<br /> Tier 1 £32.50, £27.50<br /> Tier 2 £24.50, £16.50, £10</p> ]]>
2014-05-27T19:30:00 2014-05-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Road Postures]]> Old Chemistry Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Nottingham Trent University.* This fascinating dance piece is based on research in the local community of Tower Hamlets, London.

Tuesday 27 May at 9.30pm

Tickets: £7 (£5 Concessions)

Production Company: Dance4 presents: Roberta Jean/Mysteryskin

Duration: Running time: 30 minute (including breaks & discussion time)

Age Rating: Suitable for all ages.


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place in the Old Chemistry Theatre at Nottingham Trent University</strong> </p> <p>Road Postures is based on research in the local community of Tower Hamlets, London. The performers observed the people around them; how they moved and presented themselves in day-to-day life. They explore the way we publicly negotiate, traverse and shape the space around us.</p> <p>This fascinating dance piece is performed in an intimate setting allowing the audience to explore the intricacy and detail up close.</p> <p>Two women perform, they fly, lay and hover in-between heights and depths and the physical actions they repeat become echoes. They get up and get down and get up and get down again.</p> <p><em>Photo by Emli Bendixen.</em></p> ]]>
2014-05-27T21:30:00 2014-05-27T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Mud, Munitions & Memorials: Nottinghamshire & World War I]]> Bromley House Library 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Bromley House Library.* The events of WWI are retold by Chris Weir through a number of different sources including diaries and photographs.

Wednesday 28 May at 1pm

FREE - Please reserve your place by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Duration: Running time: 45 minutes + Q&A.

Age Rating: Suitable for those aged 12+


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Bromley House Library.</strong> </p> <p>Local historian Chris Weir recalls the events of <span class="caps">WWI</span> through diaries, letters, photographs and other sources of the time, each telling its own story.</p> <p>No village, town, factory or organisation in Nottinghamshire remained untouched by the events that were to unfold across Europe and artefacts from local people paint a vivid picture of the true impact of war.</p> ]]>
2014-05-28T13:00:00 2014-05-28T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Bismarck]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Nottingham Playhouse.* Frank Wedekind wrote BISMARCK at the beginning of WWI and this newly-unearthed play will be presented with songs of the time.

Wednesday 28 May at 7pm

FREE - Please reserve your place by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Nottingham Playhouse</strong></p> <p>Political summits, emergency meetings, heads of state, journalists, musicians… it could be the G8 in 2014, but it is the 1860s and not much is different. </p> <p>Frank Wedekind wrote <span class="caps">BISMARCK</span> at the beginning of <span class="caps">WWI</span> to avoid the censors, but was still caught out by the changing alliances. Excerpts of this newly-unearthed play, described as a ‘political can-can’, will be presented with songs of the time.</p> ]]>
2014-05-28T19:00:00 2014-05-28T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Philippe Blanchard — This Is That]]> Lakeside Arts Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Lakeside Arts Centre.* This is a funny and charming show and a truly international collaboration.

Wednesday 28th May at 8pm

Tickets: £13 (£11 Concessions)

Production Company: Dance4 presents

Duration: Running time: 1 hour

Age Rating: Suitable for those aged 12+


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Lakeside Arts Centre</strong></p> <p>A truly international collaboration between a Swedish-French choreographer and two Italian filmmakers who also happen to be twins.</p> <p>This is a funny, charming show where the construction of images and the meaning we attach to appearances is questioned. This is That is a stripped-down and witty work that invites the audience to explore multiple layers of interpretation of what is seen and heard. The twin brothers put the concept of identity to the test over and over again in this engaging performance. </p> ]]>
2014-05-28T20:00:00 2014-05-28T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Caroline Bowditch - Falling in love with Frida]]> Lakeside Arts Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 *at Lakeside Arts Centre.* Falling in Love with Frida is an intimate and enticing performance that explores the life, loves and legacy of painter Frida Kahlo.

Thursday 29 May at 6pm and 9.30pm

Tickets: £12 (£10 Concessions)

Production Company: Dance4 presents

Duration: Running time: 60 minutes (no interval)

Age Rating: Suitable for those aged 16+


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Djanogly Arts Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre</strong></p> <p>There’s more to Frida than her mono-brow. Falling in Love with Frida is an intimate and enticing performance that explores the life, loves and legacy of painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). It is a reclaiming of a disabled artist, a love-like obsession and an enquiry into how we shape what we are remembered for and how much we can really control people’s memories of us.</p> <p><em>I know you so well.</em><br /> <em>The clothes that hang in your</em><br /> <em>wardrobe</em><br /> <em>The music you lay down to</em><br /> <em>I know you left your mark on</em><br /> <em>everything, including their</em><br /> <em>hearts.</em><br /> <em>They all fell in love with you.</em><br /> <em>I’ve never met you, but I’ve done</em><br /> <em>it too.</em></p> <p>A world premiere, here in Nottingham with very limited availability. Early booking is essential.</p> <p><em>Produced by Dance4, commissioned by Dance4 and <span class="caps">SICK</span>! Festival.</em></p> <p><em>Photo by Anthony Hopwood.</em></p> ]]>
2014-05-29T18:00:00 2014-05-29T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Origins]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Nottingham Playhouse.* An evening of one-act plays from three of the region’s most interesting emerging theatre voices.

Thursday 29 May at 7pm

FREE - Please reserve your place by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Nottingham Playhouse.</strong> </p> <p>An evening of one-act plays from three of the region’s most interesting emerging theatre voices. New writing, made in Nottingham.</p> <p>6pm &#8211; Bad Blood by Hugh Dichmont (Nottingham)<br /> 7:15pm &#8211; The Visit by Subika Anwar (Northampton)<br /> 8:30pm &#8211; Stasis by Emily Holyoake (Derby)</p> ]]>
2014-05-29T19:00:00 2014-05-29T19:00:00
<![CDATA[The Good, the God and the Guillotine]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Nottingham Playhouse.* The Good, the God and the Guillotine steals its style from the gig, the opera and the recital, making it a music-driven piece of theatre like no other.

Thursday 29 May at 8pm

Tickets: £13 (£11 Concessions, £6 Under 26s)

Production Company: Proto-type Theater presents

Duration: Running time: 1h10 (no interval)

Age Rating: Suitable for those aged 14+

Reviews: rv. This is beautifully crafted stuff ,rn. The Metro


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Nottingham Playhouse</strong> </p> <p>A show that steals its style from the gig, the opera and the recital, <em>The Good, the God and the Guillotine</em> is a music-driven piece of theatre like no other.</p> <p>Three performers and three laptop musicians create an atmospheric, cross-genre journey through a tangle of relationships and technologies, all set against reactive objects, lights and hand-drawn animations. </p> <p>Music composed and performed by <span class="caps">MMU</span>le<br /> Animation by Adam York Gregory | <a href="http://proto-type.org/">www.proto-type.org</a></p> ]]>
2014-05-29T20:00:00 2014-05-29T20:00:00
<![CDATA[What We Are Saying]]> Nottingham Contemporary 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Nottingham Contemporary.* Be prepared for a surprising performance where no one knows what is going to happen next.

Thursday 29 May at 8pm

Tickets: £9 (£7 Concessions)

Production Company: Dance4 presents: Ame Henderson/Public Recordings

Duration: Running time: 1 hour

Age Rating: Suitable for all ages.


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Nottingham Contemporary</strong> </p> <p>Be prepared for a surprising performance where no one knows what is going to happen next. This intriguing show is a collaboration between artists from a variety of backgrounds.</p> <p>What do we say about the present moment – the moment we’re in now, together?</p> <p>We can characterise it as one of uncertainty, of terrible danger and of possibility. Perhaps what we are faced with is a lack of language. As Slavoj Zizek put it recently to a crowd of New York protesters, ‘We do not have the language to express how we are not free’.</p> <p>Public Recordings’ new work creates the conditions for this language to emerge as a spontaneous, conversation and reveals vulnerable, funny and courageous humanity in the process.</p> <p><em>Co-commissioned by Dance4 with TransAmériques (Montreal) and Harbourfront Centre in association with The Power Plant (Toronto). Tour supported by Canada Council for the Arts.</em></p> ]]>
2014-05-29T20:00:00 2014-05-29T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Warpaint]]> Bromley House Library 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Bromley House Library.* A reading and discussion of a new novel by local writer Alicia Foster.

Friday 30 May at 1pm

FREE - Please reserve your place by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Duration: Running time: 1 hour

Age Rating: Suitable for those aged 12+

Reviews: rv. In a plot full of twists, turns, double crossing and espionage, this whip-smart thriller, loosely based on real events, has great characters, authentic detail, poignancy and black comedy. ,rn. Sunday Mirror


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Bromley House Library</strong></p> <p>A reading and discussion of a new novel by writer Alicia Foster.</p> <p>In Warpaint four women’s lives collide as they create propaganda in WWII’s darkest hour. From painting ‘Black’ propaganda to demoralise the enemy to conjuring up the bulldog spirit, each artist is involved in the war effort and must ask herself what truths and what lies they are prepared to tell.</p> ]]>
2014-05-30T13:00:00 2014-05-30T13:00:00
<![CDATA[All Quiet On The Western Front ]]> Barton's Bus Garage in Chilwell 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Barton's Bus Garage, Chilwell.* One of our WWI themed events to honour the centenary, this is a revised adaptation of Enrich Remarque’s famous novel.

Friday 30 May at 7pm, Saturday 31 May at 2pm and 7pm and Sunday 1 June at 5pm

Tickets: £8 (£6 Concessions)

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Youth Theatre presents

Duration: Running time: TBC

Age Rating: Suitable for those aged 14+


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>Taking place at Barton&#8217;s Bus Garage, Chilwell</strong></p> <p>One of our <span class="caps">WWI</span> themed events to honour the centenary, this is a revised adaptation of Enrich Remarque’s famous novel about the German front line in the Great War. Paul Baumer and his school friends get called to the front. The story follows their lives, their victories and their tragedies as they fight for their country.</p> <p>Especially commissioned for neat14, this poignant play shows the horror and kinship these young soldiers faced whilst fighting for survival.</p> <p>Director <strong>Allie Spencer</strong></p> ]]>
2014-05-30T19:00:00 2014-06-01T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Raising Lazarus ]]> New Art Exchange 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At New Art Exchange.* A one woman play which charts the experience of West Indian soldiers who came to fight for Britain in World War I

Friday 30 May at 8pm and Saturday 31 May at 6pm

Tickets: £9 (£7 Concessions)

Duration: Running time: 1 hour + post show discussion

Age Rating: Suitable for all ages.


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at New Art Exchange</strong> </p> <p>A one woman play which charts the experience of West Indian soldiers who came to fight for Britain in World War I. This is a powerful personal piece as Kat traces the history of Lazarus Francois, her grandafther’s first cousin. She tries to discover and tell his story, finding out who he was, what happened to him and defining his legacy.</p> <p>Kat Francois is a performer and entertainer whose CV covers everything from playwriting and acting to poetry and stand up comedy. In her own words, only the fact that she cannot sing like Whitney prevents her from world domination! </p> ]]>
2014-05-30T20:00:00 2014-05-31T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Loewenmouthy]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Nottingham Playhouse.* Mouthy Poets have gone international and are ready to share their European journey with you.

Saturday 31 May at 7pm

Tickets: £9 (£7 Concessions)

Duration: Running time: 2h

Age Rating: Suitable for those aged 12+


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Nottingham Playhouse</strong></p> <p><em>Ticket price includes the after party at <span class="caps">CAST</span> from 9pm</em> </p> <p>Mouthy Poets have gone international, connecting Nottingham with Braunschweig via the German Spoken Word Poetry Club #Loewenmaul (Lion Mouth). Now they are ready to share their European journey with you.</p> <p>The two groups have explored ways to write, edit, and perform poetry together across many miles and national borders using postcards, emails, twitter, skype, facebook and more. Showcasing their new work at neat14, they will present a diverse and intense performance of spoken word poetry written and performed in English, German and Polish. </p> ]]>
2014-05-31T19:00:00 2014-05-31T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Bolero]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 *At Nottingham Playhouse.* Nottingham writer and theatre maker Michael Pinchbeck takes a journey from Paris to Sarajevo, from 1914 to 1994, from the First World War to the Bosnian War.

Saturday 31 May and Sunday 1 June at 7.30pm

Tickets: £13 (£11 Concessions, £6 Under 26s)

Duration: Running time: 1h20

Age Rating: Suitable for those aged 14+


<p><a href="https://twitter.com/neatfestival" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/dy5ct0.jpg" border="0" alt="neat14"></a></p> <p><strong>This event is part of neat14</strong></p> <p><strong>This event takes place at Nottingham Playhouse</strong></p> <p>An assassin raises his gun.<br /> A conductor raises his baton.<br /> A piece of music that lasts 17 minutes has begun.</p> <p>In 1928, Maurice Ravel wrote Bolero in Paris. In 1984, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean danced to it at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. Eight years later the stadium where they won gold was bombed. Working with the music as a bridge between these two stories, Nottingham writer and theatre maker Michael Pinchbeck (The Ashes) takes a journey from Paris to Sarajevo, from 1914 to 1994, from the First World War to the Bosnian War.</p> <p>Six performers from the UK, Bosnia &amp; Herzegovina and Germany, and a local community cast of thirty weave together a devised biography of Bolero. </p> <p><em>Bolero is a Making Tracks project developed by Theatre Writing Partnership. Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, British Council, Sarajevo War Theatre, <span class="caps">ODA</span> Theatre (Pristina) and Nottingham Playhouse. Developed at Dance4, National Ice Centre and Primary.</em></p> <p><a href="http://makingbolero.wordpress.com/">www.makingbolero.wordpress.com</a></p> <p><em>Photo by Julian Hughes</em></p> ]]>
2014-05-31T19:30:00 2014-06-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BUGLE BOY – The Glenn Miller Story]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 The critically acclaimed hit musical Bugle Boy explores the life of legendary music icon Glenn Miller.

Tuesday 10 June - Thursday 12 June at 7.45pm. Thursday matinee at 1.30pm.

Tickets: £19 (£17 Concessions)


<p>The critically acclaimed hit musical Bugle Boy explores the life of legendary music icon Glenn Miller. From leaving college to play in various bands, including his own, for over twenty years he searches tirelessly, with the constant support and love of his wife Helen, for a unique band sound. When he eventually succeeds in his quest, he and his family only enjoy the fruits of fame for three short years.</p> <p>When America joined the Second World War after the bombing of Pearl Harbour; he joins the Army, forms the subsequently famed A.E.F Band and flies to Europe to play to the Armed Forces; then goes missing in mysterious circumstances.</p> <p>Bugle Boy features all of Glenn Miller’s famous and instantly recognisable tunes including amongst others Little Brown Jug; Moonlight Serenade; Pennsylvania 6-5000; Chattanooga Choo Choo; Kalamazoo; American Patrol and many others. </p> ]]>
2014-06-10T19:45:00 2014-06-12T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Austentatious: An Improvised Novel]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Catch one of the most talked-about shows on the UK comedy scene.

Thursday 12 June at 8pm

Tickets: £13

Duration: Running time: 1h30

Reviews: ★★★★ ‘One of the most enjoyable shows on the fringe.’ *_The Guardian_* , ,★★★★ ‘Constant wit & verve’ *_The Times_* , ,★★★★ ‘Supersmart and terrifically funny.’ *_The Scotsman_* , ,★★★★★ ‘One of the most impressive comedy shows on the fringe’ *_Chortle_* , ,"The Stage":http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/39554/austentatious


<p>Undoubtedly one of the most talked-about shows on the UK comedy scene, <strong>Austentatious: An Improvised Novel</strong> is a comedy play spun in the inimitable style of Jane Austen – and based entirely on audience suggestions. After sell out runs in London and Edinburgh, this critically acclaimed show now comes to the Playhouse. </p> ]]>
2014-06-12T20:00:00 2014-06-12T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Science Museum Live: The Energy Show]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Explosive family theatre for curious minds from the world famous Science Museum in London!

Friday 13 June at 7pm and Saturday 14 June at 2pm and 7pm

Tickets: £10 - £16


<p>Explosive family theatre for curious minds from the world famous Science Museum in London!</p> <p>Methane bubbles are set alight to make fireballs, hydrogen balloons explode and rockets are fired into the audience. Stand back and cover your ears – theatre just got dangerously exciting.</p> <p>Two futuristic science students race against time to prove their knowledge of energy. With help from the incredible virtual lab-assistant, i-nstein, and a steampunk workshop full of gadgets and chemicals, they explore, experiment and explode anything and everything they can find, live on stage.</p> <p><strong>Sponsored by:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.biocity.co.uk" target="_blank"><img src="http://i62.tinypic.com/n533bs.jpg" border="0" alt="BioCity Nottingham"></a></p> <h2>Tickets </h2> <p>Adults £16, Children £13<br /> Family Ticket £48*<br /> £10 for Groups of 10+ and schools (teachers go free) *4 tickets (max 2 adults)</p> <p><em>Photo by Benjamin Ealovega</em></p> ]]>
2014-06-13T19:00:00 2014-06-14T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Hardeep Singh Kohli: Hardeep Is Your Love]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join Hardeep as he offers his take on life, love and finding romance in middle age.

Friday 13 June at 8pm

Tickets: £13

Reviews: rv. Immensely funny ,rn. Daily Express


<p>Following a limited run at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe, the comedian, broadcaster, journalist, and chef now comes to the Playhouse. In addition to being a regular voice on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4, Hardeep has also been seen on television shows ranging from <strong>Question Time</strong> &amp; <strong>This Week</strong>, to <strong>The One Show</strong> and <strong>Celebrity Masterchef</strong>. Join Hardeep as he offers his take on life, love and finding romance in middle age. </p> <p>‘Immensely funny’ <strong><em>Daily Express</em></strong>.</p> ]]>
2014-06-13T20:00:00 2014-06-13T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Back In The Day ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Back In The Day is a comic and musical showcase taking a witty look back at how things used to be with jokes and hit songs.

Sunday 15 June at 7.30pm

Tickets: £16 (£13 Concessions)


<p><em>Upfront Comedy</em> marks 20 years since their first sell out visit to Nottingham Playhouse appropriately with <em>Back In The Day</em>, a comic and musical showcase taking a witty look back at how things used to be with jokes and hit songs. </p> <p>Award winning comedians <strong>Curtis Walker</strong> and <strong>Glenda Jaxson</strong> provide the laughs with hit songs from lovers rock royalty <strong>Winston ‘Dim The Lights’ Reedy</strong> and <strong>Paulette Tajah</strong>.</p> <p>Hosted by comedian <strong>Teddy Bear</strong> from hit film <em>The Story of Lovers Rock</em>.</p> ]]>
2014-06-15T19:30:00 2014-06-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Paradise]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 This chillingly relevant play has been newly adapted for the Playhouse Ensemble.

Thursday 19 - Friday 20 June at 8pm

Tickets: £6

Production Company: The Playhouse Ensemble, Nottingham Playhouse's Community Theatre Company presents


<p>The time – now. The place – anywhere</p> <p>A close community gets torn apart as civil war strikes, turning neighbour upon neighbour. Trust no one!</p> <p>This chillingly relevant play has been newly adapted for the Playhouse Ensemble. </p> <p><strong>Creative Team</strong></p> <p>Director <strong>Allie Spencer</strong><br /> Assistant Director <strong>Amanda Hall</strong><br /> Designer <strong>Eleanor Field</strong></p> <p><strong>Please note that the Playhouse Ensemble will be taking new members from September 2014.</strong></p> ]]>
2014-06-19T20:00:00 2014-06-20T20:00:00
<![CDATA[MADD Gala Showcase 2014]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 MADD present their annual showcase which promises to be a vibrant evening of entertainment.

Friday 20 and Saturday 21 June at 7.30pm

Tickets: £15 - £18.50


<p>From the College that brought you <strong>Jay McGuiness</strong> from the international award winning boyband <strong>&#8216;The Wanted&#8217;</strong> &#8211; <span class="caps">MADD</span> College Nottingham is proud to present its Annual Gala Showcase by Olivier nominated Director Emma Clayton and Musical Director Mike Cotton along with several other leading industry professionals.</p> <p>Featuring performances by the students on the three year Professional Musical Theatre Course. </p> <p>If you’re after a night of sheer entertainment complete with live musicians, then this is definitely one show you don’t want to miss!</p> ]]>
2014-06-20T19:30:00 2014-06-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[U.Dance 2014]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Come and see the future of dance!

Friday 27 June - Sunday 29 June

Tickets: £7 - £10


<p>A focal point of <strong>U.Dance 2014</strong> (the National Youth Dance Festival); Nottingham Playhouse will host three distinct shows that bring together hundreds of talented young dancers from across the UK.</p> <p>You will be able to see three inspiring and distinctive performances of new work in a range of dance styles from dance theatre to vogueing, hip hop to ballet and contemporary to kathak.</p> <p>For more information visit <a href="http://www.u-dance.org/main.cfm">www.u-dance.org</a> </p> ]]>
2014-06-27T19:00:00 2014-06-29T16:00:00
<![CDATA[Ballet Black ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 This award-winning company of black and Asian classically trained dancers present a triple bill of new work.

Wednesday 2 July at 8pm

Tickets: £9 - £17

Duration: Running time is 95 minutes, including an interval.

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. Pita's rich retelling of A Midsummer Night's Dream is featured alongside fine commissions from Martin Lawrance and Christopher Marney ,rn. "The Guardian":http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/feb/27/ballet-black-review-arthur-pita


<p>This company of black and Asian classically trained dancers has achieved great success and garnered numerous awards, including the 2012 Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Best Independent Company.</p> <p>For their debut at the Playhouse, the company present a triple bill of new work with exciting ballets from two of Britain’s best choreographers, <strong>Christopher Marney</strong> (Gothenburg Ballet, New Adventures), and <strong>Martin Lawrance</strong> (Richard Alston Dance Company). Award-winning dance maker, Arthur Pita (<em>Showboat</em>, <em>The Metamorphosis</em>) creates Ballet Black’s newest narrative ballet.</p> <p>Tickets £9, £13, £15, £17<br /> Under 26 &amp; Schools £9<br /> Concessions £2 <span class="caps">OFF</span> <span class="caps">TOP</span> 3 <span class="caps">PRICES</span></p> <p><strong>Backstage Pass Members receive a discount on this show.</strong></p> ]]>
2014-07-02T20:00:00 2014-07-02T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Dance Express 2014 and Variations 3]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Two days of superb entertainment, choreographed and produced by Principal Tracy Quaife.

Saturday 5 July at 1.45pm & 7.15pm and Sunday 6 July at 7.15pm

Tickets: £14.50 (£13.75 Concessions)

Dance company / producer: The Tracy Quaife Theatre Dance School


<p>Two days of superb entertainment, choreographed and produced by Principal Tracy Quaife. Pupils of all ages will perform in dazzling costumes to a wide range of musical styles, showcasing the many talents of Nottingham’s young stars of tomorrow.</p> ]]>
2014-07-05T13:45:00 2014-07-06T19:15:00
<![CDATA[The Full Monty]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 This musical adaptation follows the film classic with all the original humour and heart.

Wednesday 9 July - Sunday 13 July

Tickets: £15 - £17

Production Company: Osker Productions Presents


<p>Six unemployed steelworkers in New York are miserable and broke but come up with a way to make some cash &#8211; they&#8217;ll become strippers and go &#8220;the full monty&#8221;!</p> <p>This musical adaptation follows the film classic with all the original humour and heart.</p> <p>Produced by the team behind the critically acclaimed musical <em>Saturday Night &amp; Sunday Morning</em>, performed at Nottingham Playhouse in May 2012. </p> <p>Please note this show contains strong language and nudity.</p> ]]>
2014-07-09T14:30:00 2014-07-13T15:00:00
<![CDATA[CAITLIN MORAN LIVE: HOW TO BUILD A GIRL (SOLD OUT)]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Spend an evening in the world of Caitlin Moran as she explores what it is to be a woman.

Monday 14 July at 7.45pm

Tickets: £21


<p><strong>Please note this event is now sold out. NP 9-4-2014.</strong></p> <p>In order to get out of doing her fair share of the childcare, Caitlin Moran is coming to <span class="caps">YOUR</span> town, insisting the bar stay open late, and talking about men, women, Sherlock, David Bowie, big hair, feminism, welfare, that amazing heavy-metal kid on Gogglebox who never says anything, and <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">REVOLUTION</span>. </p> <p>There will be highlights from <em>How To Be A Woman</em>, <em>Moranthology</em> and Caitlin&#8217;s new book: <em>How To Build A Girl</em>, which is the only novel so far in existence with an entire chapter about cystitis.</p> <p>Blueprints for changing the world <span class="caps">WILL</span> be issued. And then lost in nightclubs later. </p> <p><em>In association with Random House.</em></p> ]]>
2014-07-14T19:45:00 2014-07-14T19:45:00
<![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>A teenage boy, caught between a religious mother and an atheist father, finds friendship and companionship in horses. Then, seemingly inexplicably, he blinds the horses with a spike. The psychiatrist brought in to treat the boy discovers his own life is paradoxically examined.</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 Robert Day. Advanced Youth Theatre perform Enron in summer 2013.</em></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: rv. A hit ,rn. The Telegraph , ,rv. Outstanding ,rn. Daily Mail , ,rv. Utterly absorbing from start to finish ,rn. Mail on Sunday , ,rv. A triumph ,rn. The Public Reviews , ,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> ]]>
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> ]]>
2014-09-12T19:45:00 2014-09-27T19:45:00
<![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


<h2>Please note this show has now sold out with returns only. NP. 14-2-2014. </h2> <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[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[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]]> 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>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[Henning Wehn - EINS, ZWEI, DIY]]> 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>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>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> ]]>
2014-11-28T19:30:00 2015-01-17T19:30:00
<![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