Nottingham Playhouse - Upcoming events http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/events/rss/ Upcoming events at Nottingham Playhouse en-gb <![CDATA[The Five & the Prophecy of Prana]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A dynamic fusion of hip-hop and martial arts in an explosive tribute to manga.

Friday 24 & Saturday 25 October at 7pm

£12.50 - £19

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

Duration: 110 minutes including interval

Age Rating: 6+

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


<p>Five young troublemakers are drawn into a power struggle that has divided a secret group of warriors. Given a chance to redeem themselves in the ensuing battle to restore peace, their action-packed adventure becomes a celebration of camaraderie and the triumph of the human spirit.</p> <p>Set in modern Tokyo, The Five &amp; the Prophecy of Prana sees dazzling visuals frame a dynamic fusion of hip-hop and martial arts in an explosive tribute to manga – Japan’s popular graphic novel form.</p> <p>Kenrick ‘H20’ Sandy and Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante, the Olivier award-winning team behind Pied Piper and choreographer and composer for the film Streetdance 3D, have worked with the monks from the Shaolin Temple Warrior School, Japanese manga artist Akio Tanaka, and award winning video animation studio Yeast Culture, to create this electrifying show.</p> <p>For video, photos, interviews, audience reviews and a free resource pack go to <a href="http://thefivetour.co.uk/">www.thefivetour.co.uk</a> </p> <p>Production co-commissioned by the <strong>Barbican</strong>, London and <strong>Derry-Londonderry UK City of Culture</strong>. Produced by <strong>Boy Blue Entertainment</strong>. Co-produced by the <strong>Barbican</strong> and <strong>Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg</strong>. Additional support from The Great British Sasakawa Foundation and Laban Theatre, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music &amp; Dance.</p> <p>Original creation and UK tour supported using public funding by the <strong>National Lottery</strong> through <strong>Arts Council England</strong> and <strong>Arts Council Wales</strong>.</p> <p>Age suitability 6+<br /> Running time 110 mins including interval </p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/hBoRQZNYOwc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2014-10-24T19:00:00 2014-10-25T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Pretty/Ugly]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Pretty/Ugly explores our internet obsessions and pretensions.

Friday 24 October at 8pm

Tickets: £10 (£8 Concessions)

Reviews: rv. Pretty Ugly feels genuinely urgent and deeply necessary. It demands, and deserves, to be seen. ***** ,rn. Exeunt , ,rv. A timely, powerful performance from Louise Orwin - very impressive stuff. **** ,rn. Everything Theatre


<h2>Flesh</h2> <p>Bird is part of our Flesh season – a week of visiting drama written, directed and performed by women that powerfully explores the relationship between the sexes.</p> <p>This show is about you rating me based solely on my looks&#8230; It is also about a recent worldwide trend of teenage girls posting videos on YouTube asking viewers to rate their looks. </p> <p>Pretty/Ugly follows Louise&#8217;s trail of research into how Generation YouTube uses the ever widening field of social networking to reach others. There is a live YouTube experiment, some Britney, a tender and inappropriate love story, and some of her childhood toys. It is about our obsessions, and pretensions, and teenage girls &#8211; but don&#8217;t let that put you off. It is about you, me and the internet.</p> ]]>
2014-10-24T20:00:00 2014-10-24T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Holy & Horny]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 A compelling story of love, longing and the ultimate betrayal as one woman struggles to remain holy despite being as horny as hell!

Saturday 25 October at 8pm

Tickets: £10 (£8 Concessions)

Production Company: ICU Transformational Arts Limited presents

Age Rating: Suitable for those aged 15+

Reviews: rv. This is a show that is honest and unflinching throughout. It is a powerful, moving and hilarious show that should not be missed. ,rn. Redbrick Magazine , ,rv. A ground-breaking play not only breaking box office records, but helping to change lives. ,rn. The Voice Newspaper , ,rv. Tonya is a performer in a league of her own - truly gifted. ,rn. Reverend Lynnette Mullings, The Queen’s foundation for ecumenical Theological Education , ,rv. Powerful and moving. Mesmerising and inspirational. Words cannot summarise how amazing she is ,rn. Clare Freeman, BBC radio producer & reporter , ,rv. I’ve never seen anything like this before...gripping, honest and truly inspirational. ,rn. Audience member , ,rv. Powerful play. The most powerful well acted thought provoking play ever. Sheer genius! ,rn. Audience member , ,rv. Amazing, thoughtful, provoking, challenging...accomplished, touching, funny, hilarious and sensitive. The story threaded perfectly and the characters were great. The passion and expression was enthralling. I want to see it again! ,rn. Audience member


<h2>Flesh</h2> <p>Holy and Horny is part of our Flesh season – a week of visiting drama written, directed and performed by women that powerfully explores the relationship between the sexes.</p> <p>Described as &#8220;hilarious, powerful and deeply moving,&#8221; Holy &amp; Horny is a must see for every generation.</p> <p>A compelling story of love, longing and the ultimate betrayal as one woman struggles to remain holy despite being as horny as hell!</p> <p>Directed by Jon Trevor, this enthralling show follows Sheila’s amazing journey as she embarks on a set of disastrous dates which lead to unexpected life-changing consequences.</p> <p><strong>Post-show Discussion</strong><br /> There will be panel discussion after the performance with the show&#8217;s writer and performer Tonya Joy Bolton, Faye Francis from Kemet 97.5 FM and Jacqueline Lockhart, a community activist and family support worker. (Plus a male guest from a local church).</p> <p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYvX2X3FazM&amp;feature=youtu.be">Watch the trailer</a> </p> <p><em>Please note this show contains strong language and sexual content and has a strictly no late comers policy.</em></p> ]]>
2014-10-25T20:00:00 2014-10-25T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Skierlik]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 This award-winning play revisits the horror of a racially-motivated atrocity.

Wednesday 29 October at 8pm

Tickets: £15 (£13 Concessions)

Production Company: Presented by arrangement with Lentswe Arts Projects

Duration: Running time: 60 minutes (no interval)

Age Rating: Suitable for those aged 14+

Reviews: rv. I left the Baxter Theatre with my emotions shaken and stirred … I could smell the red dust while sitting in the dark of the theatre with the tears coursing down my cheeks. ,rn. What’s On in Capetown ,


<p><strong>Please note that latecomers will not be admitted to the performance.</strong> </p> <p>This award-winning play revisits the horror of a racially-motivated shooting spree that devastated the remote settlement of Skierlik in 2008. </p> <p>Thomas moved away after his wife and three month old daughter were killed in the atrocity: the burden of living alone in the family home was unbearable. But now he’s returning. We ride with him on the long dirt road back to Skierlik. Following Thomas’s thoughts, we too experience what he is about to face back home in his tiny shack: the blue shack that he knows so well, with the padlock on the door.</p> <p><strong>Winner of Best Production at the 2013 Zabalaza Theatre Festival</strong></p> <p><strong>Winner of the Standard Bank Ovation Award at the 2013 National Arts Festival, Grahamstown</strong></p> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>I left the Baxter Theatre with my emotions shaken and stirred … I could smell the red dust while sitting in the dark of the theatre with the tears coursing down my <span class="last">cheeks.</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>What’s On in Capetown</cite></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-10-29T20:00:00 2014-10-29T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Arcadia]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A serious comedy about science, sex and landscape gardening.

Friday 31 October - Saturday 15 November

Tickets: £9.50 - £28.50

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company presents

Duration: Approximately 2h30 with an interval of 20 minutes.


<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. </p> <p>The present: 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. Who was the mysterious hermit? Do the scrawlings in a young lady’s notebook show her to be a scientific genius? What &#8211; if anything &#8211; was Lord Byron up to?</p> <p>Arcadia is an exuberantly funny, thought-provoking and touching masterpiece 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>Director <strong>Giles Croft</strong><br /> Designer <strong>Madeleine Girling</strong><br /> Lighting Designer <strong>Mark Jonathan</strong><br /> Sound Designer <strong>Adam P McCready</strong></p> <p>#arcadiaplay</p> <p><a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/support/backstage-pass/"><span class="caps">BSP</span> <span class="caps">MEMBERS</span> <span class="caps">SAVE</span> UP TO 50%</a></p> ]]>
2014-10-31T19:45:00 2014-11-15T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Blessing Magore ]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Nottingham's rising singer-songwriter presents an evening of Afro-funk/Reggae.

Friday 31 October at 8pm

Tickets: £9 (£7 Under 26s & Concessions)

Promoter: Cultural Vibrations presents


<p>Zimbabwean born Blessing Magore is one of Nottingham&#8217;s rising singer-songwriters who has created his own unique fusion of Afro-funk/Reggae with hints of samba and zouk. This 20 year old musician, who moved to the UK at the age of 17, also sings in his mother tongue of Shona and was part of this years neat14 Festival, where he gave a stellar performance.</p> <p>Blessing&#8217;s passion for music started at the age of five. Whilst growing up, he learnt various instruments from guitar, piano and drums to marimba and mbira. He gained his music experience over the years as a session musician playing for different artistes and bands at various events around Zimbabwe.</p> <p>Blessing will be performing tracks from his upcoming EP with his live band. His influences are Lucky Dube, Oliver Mtukudzi, Mokoomba and Bob Marley.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/KVOdEo5tdH8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2014-10-31T20:00:00 2014-10-31T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Cycling: Dispatches from the 101st Tour de France]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join Yellow Jersey author as he discusses life behind the scenes on the Tour

Monday 10 November at 7.45pm

£12


<p>2014 is the year of cycling in Britain. With the success of this year’s Grand Départ in Yorkshire, cycling has never been bigger.</p> <p>Join Yellow Jersey authors and Cycling Anthology contributors, <strong>Ned Boulting</strong> (<em><span class="caps">ITV</span></em>, <em>101 Damnations</em> / <em>How I Won The Yellow Jumper</em>/ <em>On The Road Bike</em>), <strong>Richard Moore</strong> (<em>Slaying the Badger</em>), <strong>Daniel Friebe</strong> (<em>Eddy Merckx: The Cannibal</em>) and anthology editor <strong>Lionel Birnie</strong> as they discuss life behind the scenes on the Tour, why Britain has become obsessed with cycling and the inimitable characters that have made it the biggest annual sporting event in the world.</p> ]]>
2014-11-10T19:45:00 2014-11-10T19:45:00
<![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[Raising Lazarus ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A one woman play which charts the experience of West Indian soldiers who came to fight for Britain in World War I

Monday 17 November at 10.30am

Tickets: £9 (£7 Concessions)

Duration: Running time: 1 hour + post show discussion

Age Rating: Suitable for all ages.


<p>Kat Francois returns to Nottingham Playhouse following a successful run at the Nottingham European and Art Festival (neat14 ).</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 grandfather’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 will also have some memorabilia and archive materials on display post-show.</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> ]]>
2014-11-17T10:30:00 2014-11-17T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Jasper Carrott - Stand Up and Rock - SOLD OUT]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 See and hear great legendary artistes belt out a night of fantastic songs and Jasper back where he belongs...making us laugh!

Monday 17 November at 7.45pm

Tickets: £26


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

Wednesday 19 November at 8pm

£15 - £19

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

Duration: 1hr 45m including two 20 minute intervals

Age Rating: 6+

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


<p>Following 2013’s acclaimed Particle Velocity, Phoenix returns with a triple bill that features the world premieres of two exciting new dance works and another chance to see a company classic.<br /> The programme features:</p> <p>Didy Veldman’s See Blue Through plunges the stage into a fascinating, mysterious undersea world. Featuring sensuous, elastic choreography and costumes, this audience favourite was first performed by the company in 2005.</p> <p>Document, is a powerful and brooding piece that takes five dancers through a relentless and hardhitting struggle with the darkest of human emotions.</p> <p>Mapping is inspired by the choreographer’s father’s journey from East to West, the former Phoenix Artistic Director looks down on the world from above, resulting in a thrilling inventive new performance.</p> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>Daring, exciting, dynamic choreography danced with vigour enjoyment and <span class="last">pride</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>The Stage 2014</cite></p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk">www.phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk</a> <br /> <a href="http://www.facebook.com/phoenixdancetheatre">www.facebook.com/phoenixdancetheatre</a><br /> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/phoenixdancetheatre">www.youtube.com/phoenixdancetheatre</a><br /> <a href="http://www.twitter.com/PhoenixLeeds">www.twitter.com/PhoenixLeeds</a> </p> ]]>
2014-11-19T20:00:00 2014-11-19T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Jason Byrne: You Name The Show]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 As an audience member, Jason Byrne is giving you the chance to name this new comedy show!

Thursday 20 November at 8pm

£18.50

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


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

Saturday 22 November at 8pm

Tickets: £14.50

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


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

Friday 28 November 2014 - Saturday 17 January 2015

Tickets: £22.50 - £29.50 (Family Ticket £65*)

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company presents


<p><iframe width="560" height="100" src="http://massbolero.co.uk/sleeps-to-go.html" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>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 Nottingham Playhouse pantomimes such as dazzling costumes, stunning sets, mischievous fun and thrilling musical numbers that will excite the whole family.</p> <p>We welcome back long-standing Nottingham Playhouse favourite John Elkington as Nurse Tilly Trott and Rebecca Little as Queen Gertrude.</p> <p>Director <strong>Kenneth Alan Taylor</strong><br /> Designer <strong>Tim Meacock</strong><br /> Lighting Designer <strong>Jason Taylor</strong><br /> Choreographer &amp; Assistant Director <strong>Adele Parry</strong><br /> Sound Designer <strong>Adam P McCready</strong></p> <p>#sleepingbeauty</p> <p><a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/support/backstage-pass/"><span class="caps">BSP</span> <span class="caps">MEMBERS</span> <span class="caps">SAVE</span> UP TO 50%</a></p> <p><strong>Please note that the £65 family ticket is only available for Monday &#8211; Thursday performances and excludes the period 22 December 2014 – 4 January 2015. A family ticket is not available on group bookings and is for four people maximum per household, with a maximum of two of those being adults.</strong></p> <h2><span class="caps">RELAXED</span> <span class="caps">PERFORMANCE</span> &#8211; 13 January at 1.30pm </h2> <p>On Tuesday 13 January at 1.30pm we are pleased to present a relaxed performance of Sleeping Beauty. This performance is designed for families with children that have an autistic condition, sensory and communication disorder or learning disability.</p> <p><strong>The relaxed performance is supported by the Amanda Lee Charitable Trust</strong></p> <p><strong>Sponsored by</strong><br /> <a href="https://www.nctx.co.uk/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i60.tinypic.com/30xeoeg.gif" border="0" alt="Nottingham City Transport"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.waltimation.co.uk/theatres/NP/sleepingbeauty/NP_sleeping_beauty.htm" target="_blank"><img src="http://i60.tinypic.com/2czexy0.jpg" border="0" alt="Sleeping Beauty"></a></p> ]]>
2014-11-28T19:30:00 2015-01-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Our Life on Ice: In Conversation with Torvill and Dean]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Legendary ice skating duo Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean talk to fans about their fascinating career.

Sunday 7 December 2014 at 8pm

Tickets: £41

Age Rating: 16+


<p>For the first time ever, legendary ice skating duo Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are appearing in a UK theatre tour during November and December, where they will talk to fans in an intimate setting about their fascinating career and give their own side to the stories that have been reported in the press over the years. </p> <p>The &#8216;Our Life On Ice: In Conversation With Torvill &amp; Dean&#8217; UK theatre tour follows the publication of their much anticipated autobiography, ‘Torvill &amp; Dean: Our Life On Ice’. Ticket holders will receive a free limited edition copy of the book, only available to audiences of this very limited run!</p> <p>Torvill &amp; Dean said: <em>“We are both very much looking forward to the UK tour that will combine our love of being on stage in front of our fans with the publication of our autobiography. The fact that we won’t be on the ice might seem strange at first, but it will give us the chance to meet the people who have supported us over the past 30 years in an intimate setting where we can share our stories live in front of theatre audiences.”</em></p> <p>When Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean threw themselves to the ice for the climax of their routine for the Bolero at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, the judges could find no faults and awarded them the 12 maximum scores of 6.0, while 24-million British viewers watched at home in amazement. </p> <p>Following that triumphant win, the world became fascinated by ice skating and everyone wanted to know more about the young couple at the heart of it all.</p> <p>Despite intense interest in them both from media and the public alike, Torvill &amp; Dean kept their lives private, with many still wondering if the pair were really a couple both on and off the ice. They turned professional and would eventually spend 10 glorious years working on ITV’s Dancing on Ice, yet with still much of their story remaining untold. </p> <p>Now, in ‘Torvill &amp; Dean – Our Life On Ice’ (to be published by Simon &amp; Schuster on 8th October), the iconic Olympic champions finally open up about the challenges they have faced and the pressures of life in the public eye. Jayne speaks candidly about her struggles to start a family, while Chris reveals the heartache within his own family story. And of course, there is the skating, and the stories about what inspired their famous routines, and what the pair hope to achieve in the future as they approach their 40th anniversary of working together. </p> <p><strong>It is the book that millions of their fans have been waiting to read and the UK tour gives their fans the chance to hear the stories from the book live and in person.</strong></p> ]]>
2014-12-07T20:00:00 2014-12-07T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Wigglegiggle]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 An energetic, wigglesome, gigglesome cracker of a show at Christmas for the little ones in your life.

Tuesday 16 December - Saturday 3 January 2015

Tickets: £8 (Adults) £7 (Children) £25 (Family Ticket*)

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Re:Play Theatre presents

Age Rating: Suitable for ages 3-5


<p>An energetic, wigglesome, gigglesome mashup of words and rhythms and nifty noises designed to engage children’s imaginations and to enchant their eyes and ears!</p> <p>Inspired by conversations with children themselves, this show takes as a starting point the substantial research around how music and rhythm can develop listening and language skills in this age group. It will excite and intrigue them with what language can do – and what they can do with language.</p> <p>But most of all, Wigglegiggle promises to delight its audience as it messes around with wonderful words, marvellous music, the silliest of sounds and some very interesting moves!</p> <p>#wigglegiggle </p> <h2>£25 Family Ticket</h2> <p><em>The £25 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.</em></p> <p><strong>Please note that we are not affiliated with Wiggle and Giggle Music and Movement Classes</strong></p> ]]>
2014-12-16T11:00:00 2015-01-03T14:45:00
<![CDATA[Vanessa Millar School of Dancing Showcase ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Enjoy a fabulous evening of dance in a showcase presented by Vanessa Millar School of Dance.

Saturday 24 January at 6pm

Tickets: £15 (£11 Concessions)


<p>The Vanessa Millar School of Dance presents a showcase of dance which includes ballet, tap, street, contemporary and salsa, as well as singing and musical theatre – all performed by its talented dancers. The show is suitable for the whole family so come along, sit back and enjoy. </p> ]]>
2015-01-24T18:00:00 2015-01-24T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Community Engaged Performance: The Saviour of British Theatre? ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Why is art that speaks to the community so engaging?

Thursday 29 January at 4.00pm

Tickets are free but need to be reserved at Box Office on 0115 941 9419


<p>In the teeth of savage funding cuts to the Arts, it appears that some forms of community engaged theatre are thriving, or at least surviving. Why is this? What have the companies that work with their communities learnt? Why is art that speaks to the community so engaging? </p> <p>To help us answer these questions and more, we will be joined by Professor James Thompson, Professor of Applied and Social Theatre and Associate Dean for External Relations in the Faculty of Humanities at The University of Manchester. James’s work has focused on the role of theatre in conflict and war.</p> <p>We will also be joined by the Bill Mitchell, Artistic Director of Wildworks; Graham Vick, Artistic Director of Birmingham Opera Company and Adrian Jackson, Artistic Director of Cardboard Citizens. </p> <p><strong>This is event is free to attend. Please reserve your place by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.</strong> </p> <p><strong>This debate is hosted by Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham Playhouse</strong></p> <p><em>Photo by David Baird</em></p> ]]>
2015-01-29T16:00:00 2015-01-29T16:00:00
<![CDATA[Forever Young]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 The smash-hit musical comedy is here to banish those post-panto blues.

Thursday 29 January - Saturday 7 February

Tickets: £11 - £21

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Oldham Coliseum Theatre present

Reviews: rv. ‘Sacks of bad taste… a toe-tapping laugh generator ,rn. Nottingham Post , ,rv. Goes down a storm ,rn. The Guardian , ,rv. A lesson in how to grow old disgracefully ,rn. British Theatre Guide


<blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>‘Sacks of bad taste… a toe-tapping laugh <span class="last">generator</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>Nottingham Post</cite></p> </blockquote> <p>Welcome to the Nottingham Playhouse Home for Aging Thespians. The times – and hips – might be tight, but in this nursing home for actors, a group of aged panto performers are determined to prove that it’s not all behind them.</p> <p>A devastating, moving and hilarious look at getting on and letting it all hang out with a host of classic routines, surprisingly athletic dancing and a rock ‘n’ roll sing-along. From Nirvana to Tom Jones, Aqua to Bob Dylan and Aretha Franklin to Gloria Gaynor, nothing is off vocal limits… or off key!</p> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>Goes down a <span class="last">storm</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>The Guardian</cite></p> </blockquote> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>A lesson in how to grow old <span class="last">disgracefully</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>British Theatre Guide</cite></p> </blockquote> <p>#foreveryoung</p> <p>Bargain seats £11<br /> Group 8+ £17 per ticket </p> <p><a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/support/backstage-pass/"><span class="caps">BSP</span> <span class="caps">MEMBERS</span> <span class="caps">SAVE</span> UP TO 50%</a></p> ]]>
2015-01-29T19:45:00 2015-02-07T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Wave]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Wave explores the relationship between a parent and their offspring as they reach adulthood and leave home.

Wednesday 11 February - Saturday 14 February

Tickets: £6 (or £8 to see the play twice)

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Roundabout presents

Age Rating: Suitable for teenagers and adults with profound learning disabilities, including autism.


<p><strong>Please note you cannot book online for this event</strong> <br /> <strong>To book your tickets please call the Box Office on 0115 941 9419</strong></p> <p>Inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Wave explores the relationship between a parent and their offspring as they reach adulthood and leave home. It is written for an audience of teenagers and adults with severe learning disabilities along with their companions.</p> <p>Performed for small audiences in a purpose-built theatre, and featuring live music, singing and digital projection, this play offers a unique experience rich in action, colour, sound, touch and emotion.</p> <p>A vibrant multi-sensory play for young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (<span class="caps">PMLD</span>) and autism. Wave is the follow up to White Peacock.</p> <h2>Performance Dates </h2> <p>Wednesday 11 February at 12.30pm<br /> Thursday 12 February at 10am, 12.30pm and 3pm<br /> Friday 13 February at 10am, 12.30pm and 3pm<br /> Saturday 14 February 10am and 3pm</p> <p>Director <strong>Natasha Holmes</strong><br /> Designer <strong>Sophia Lovell Smith</strong></p> <p>This production is suitable for teenagers and adults with profound learning disabilities, including autism. Tickets are priced at £6 or £8 to see the play twice. </p> <h2>Thanks To</h2> <p>Arts Council Strategic Touring programme<br /> University of Nottingham<br /> 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust<br /> J N Derbyshire Trust<br /> John Thaw Foundation<br /> Lady Hind Trust<br /> Winnifred Potter Charitable Trust</p> ]]>
2015-02-11T12:30:00 2015-02-14T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Kemet's Got It ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Kemet FM shines a light on some of Nottingham's finest artistes.

Sunday 22 February 2015 at 7pm

Tickets: £15 (£10 Concessions, £8 Early Bird*)


<p>Celebrating 97.5 Kemet FM’s eighth birthday with awards and accolades for the DJ’s as well as shining a light on the best of Nottingham with J Gold, Geno, Ann and Sonia and more. </p> <p>The evening will be packed full of exceptional entertainment and see exciting national performers exploring our musical roots with classics like ‘Shaving Cream’ and ‘Return of the Mack’.</p> <p>Keep it locked onto 97.5 Kemet FM at Nottingham Playhouse.</p> <p>(*Early Bird booking is available until Saturday 31 January)</p> <p><em>Photo by Toby Neal</em></p> ]]>
2015-02-22T19:00:00 2015-02-22T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Al Murray - The Pub Landlord - EXTRA PERFORMANCE ADDED ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join this icon as he celebrates 20 years of common sense with his brand new show.

Sunday 1 March 2015 at 4.00pm & 7.30pm

Tickets: £26.50

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


<p><a href="http://ticketing.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/tickets/reserve.aspx?performanceNumber=118682">Due to popular demand a matinee performance has been added</a></p> <p>Twenty years ago Britain’s favourite publican Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, embarked on his one man mission as the King Cnut of Common Sense, holding back a tide of bottled beer and ninny state nonsense.</p> <p>To celebrate this milestone join this icon on his new tour with his brand new show One Man, One Guvnor. </p> <p><em>&#8216;A national treasure&#8217;</em><br /> <strong>The Daily Telegraph</strong></p> <p><em>&#8216;Al Murray has become a bona fide British institution&#8217;</em><br /> <strong>The Independent</strong></p> <p><em>&#8216;Murray’s interaction with the crowd remains one of the wonders of the comedy world&#8217;</em><br /> <strong>The Times</strong></p> ]]>
2015-03-01T16:00:00 2015-03-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Elvis Years ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Mario Kombou delivers a tour de force performance in this spectacular show packed with over 50 Elvis greatest hits.

Wednesday 4 March at 7.30pm

Tickets: £21 (£18.50 Concessions)

Reviews: rv. The best Elvis since Elvis ,rn. Donna Presley , ,rv. The King is re-born – the audience loved it ,rn. The Times , ,rv. Elvis lives ,rn. Daily Mirror , ,rv. He lights up the stage ,rn. BBC1


<p>You ready to rock ’n’ roll?</p> <p>An outstanding concert production of the West End musical <em>Jailhouse Rock</em> featuring original star Mario Kombou and his incredible band led by legendary producer, musical director and Ivor Novello award-winner David Mackay, in the UK’s number one Elvis show.</p> <p><em>Images of the King</em> World Champion Mario delivers a tour de force performance in this spectacular show packed with over 50 greatest hits, from the early days of Sun Studios and That’s Alright Mama, through the Hollywood years of GI Blues and It’s Now or Never, the ‘68 TV special with All Shook Up, culminating in the legendary Las Vegas concert, with In The Ghetto, Suspicious Minds and American Trilogy.</p> <p>This is as close as you can get to the King.</p> <p><em>“The best Elvis since Elvis!”</em> <strong>Donna Presley</strong></p> <p><em>“The King is re-born – the audience loved it.”</em> <strong>The Times</strong> </p> <p><em>“Elvis lives.”</em> <strong>Daily Mirror</strong></p> <p><em>“He lights up the stage.”</em> <strong>BBC1</strong></p> <p>For more information see <a href="http://www.theelvisyears.com/">www.theelvisyears.com</a></p> ]]>
2015-03-04T19:30:00 2015-03-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Steeleye Span In Concert ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 See the new live show from folk rock pioneers Steeleye Span.

Sunday 15 March 2015 at 7.45pm

Tickets: £23

Reviews: rv. Don't miss them... ,rn. The Independent


<p>Folk rock pioneers Steeleye Span are touring with a new live show. Maddy Prior &#8211; the voice of the band &#8211; leads a line-up featuring faces old and new. </p> <p>Having recently collaborated with Sir Terry Pratchett on a record based on his Wintersmith novel, their 2015 performances will see them perform new gems alongside classics that have made them one of the most successful British Folk Rock bands ever.</p> <p><em>&#8220;Don&#8217;t miss them&#8230;&#8221;</em><br /> <strong>- The Independent</strong></p> ]]>
2015-03-15T19:45:00 2015-03-15T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Andy Parsons ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Following four sell out national tours star of BBC2’s Mock The Week and Live At At The Apollo entertains us with his fifth live show.

Tuesday 24 March at 8pm

Tickets: £17.50

Duration: Running Time: 1h50 including a 20 minute interval

Reviews: rv. Hysterical live show. Andy Parsons is on fire ,rn. The Mirror , ,rv. A merciless, Swiftian dissection. Bubbling over with righteous and very funny indignation ,rn. The Times , ,rv. His delivery multiplies the humour. Big laughs unloading both barrels at British political and public life ,rn. The Guardian , ,rv. Britain's got precious few perceptive informed satirists, and Parsons is one of the best ,rn. Mail on Sunday , ,rv. Parsons is acerbic, sharp-witted and edgy… taking well-aimed potshots at politicians, celebrities and anyone who dares to talk rubbish. ,rn. The Express


<p>With four sell out national tours, three <span class="caps">DVD</span> releases and a special for Comedy Central already under his belt, Andy Parsons, is back on the road and coming to a theatre near you. </p> <p>Andy’s fifth show <em>Live And Unleashed &#8211; But Naturally Cautious</em> will see the star of BBC2’s <em>Mock The Week</em> and <em>Live At The Apollo</em> hit the road again delivering more sharp comedy up and down the UK.</p> <p>Andy has enjoyed huge success as a writer and performer on television, radio and the live comedy stage. As well as a series regular on the award-winning <em>Mock The Week</em> (<span class="caps">BBC</span> 2) and numerous spots on <em>Live At The Apollo</em> (<span class="caps">BBC</span> 1), Andy has also appeared on <em>QI</em> (BBC2), <em>The Politics Show</em> (BBC1), <em>Newsnight</em> (BBC2), <em>World’s Most Dangerous Roads</em> (BBC2), <em>Saturday Live</em> (<span class="caps">ITV</span>) and Channel 4’s <em>Comedy Gala At The O2</em>, Andy was also lead writer on ITV’s hugely influential <em>Spitting Image</em>.</p> ]]>
2015-03-24T20:00:00 2015-03-24T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Swinging at the Cotton Club]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Take a step back into 1920s and 1930s New York City and through the doors of Harlem’s hottest nightclub.

Tuesday 26 March at 7.45pm

Tickets: £18 (£16.50 Concessions)

Promoter: By arrangement with The John Boddy Agency LLP

Reviews: rv. The Jiving Lindy Hoppers worked themselves and their audience into a fine lather…a delirium of dance fever. ,rn. The Washington Post , ,rv. A positive pleasure to behold. ,rn. The Guardian


<p>Take a step back into 1920s and 1930s New York City and through the doors of Harlem’s hottest nightclub…The Cotton Club! </p> <p>Enjoy music from the world’s premier jazz-dance company The Jiving Lindy Hoppers and Europe’s hottest jazz orchestra.</p> <p><em>“The Jiving Lindy Hoppers worked themselves and their audience into a fine lather…a delirium of dance fever.”</em><br /> <strong>The Washington Post</strong></p> <p><em>“A positive pleasure to behold.”</em><br /> <strong>The Guardian</strong> </p> ]]>
2015-03-26T19:45:00 2015-03-26T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Ellie Taylor: Elliementary]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 The star of ITV2’s Fake Reaction, Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats and host of BBC3’s Snog Marry Avoid, presents her critically acclaimed fringe show.

Friday 27 March 2015 at 8pm

Tickets: £13

Reviews: rv. A smart, self-mocking and very amusing debut ,rn. The Scotsman , ,rv. Charismatic, personable and bright ★★★★ ,rn. Chortle , ,rv. Snappy, relatable and downright funny ★★★★ ,rn. Broadway Baby ,


<p>The star of ITV2’s Fake Reaction, Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats and host of BBC3’s Snog Marry Avoid, takes her critically acclaimed fringe show ‘Elliementary’ on the road for her debut UK tour. Join Ellie as she takes on such hard hitting issues as love, life… and Matalan.</p> ]]>
2015-03-27T20:00:00 2015-03-27T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Gina Yashere: Laugh Riot]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 After rapturously received shows at The Underbelly Festival this summer, Gina Yashere is back with her new show and a couple of classic stories.

Thursday 9 April at 8pm

£16 in advance, £18.50 on the day

Reviews: rv. One of the best comics in the world ,rn. The Guardian , ,rv. 10 Best Female Comedians... ,rn. The Observer , ,rv. Hip, hyper and adventurous ,rn. Time Out , ,rv. Shrapnel-sharp gags ,rn. Evening Standard ,


<p>Multi-award winning <strong>Gina Yashere</strong> is back in the UK with her biggest tour to date!</p> <p>A former lift engineer, Gina made her comedy debut at the Edinburgh Festival in 1996 and went on to sell out shows across the world.</p> <p>She has appeared on various American TV shows such as <em>The Tonight Show with Jay Leno</em>, <em>Def Comedy Jam</em>, <em>The Rosie O&#8217; Donnell show</em>, as well as being a staple on <em>The Lenny Henry Show</em>, <em>Mock the Week</em> and <em>Live at the Apollo</em>, here in the UK.</p> <p>After rapturously received shows at The Underbelly Festival this summer, she is back with her new show and a couple of classic stories.</p> <p>From her disappointment at being diagnosed with sleep apnoea despite losing over 5 stone in weight, to being coughed on, stared at and followed in China, to finding herself in a brothel in Singapore, Gina has plenty of stories to tell!</p> ]]>
2015-04-09T20:00:00 2015-04-09T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Stewart Francis: PunGent ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 The star of Mock The Week embarks on a brand new stand up tour.

Sunday 10 May 2015 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £18.50

Age Rating: Suitable for those aged 16+

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


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

Wednesday 13 May 2015 at 8pm

Tickets: £22

Age Rating: 14+

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


<p><strong>Please note this show has now sold out. For returns please contact our Box Office on 0115 941 9419. Many thanks. NP 10-9-2014.</strong></p> <p>First stand-up tour in four years, the punslinger returns with lots of new jokes, silly songs and twitchy dancing. Joke, joke, joke. Prop, prop, prop. Song, song, song. (Sorry the laptop&#8217;s jammed.) It&#8217;s time to put the satire on hold and watch a grown man act the goat. Come along and enjoy the nonsense. </p> <p><span class="caps">WARNING</span>: This show will contain wobbly props, one reference to a panda and a song about getting water in your ear after you&#8217;ve been swimming. </p> <p><em>&#8216;Vine is a supreme punmeister.&#8217;</em> <strong>Time Out</strong></p> <p><em>‘Must-see manic hilarity.’</em> <strong>Edinburgh Reporter</strong> </p> <p><em>‘Offering line after line of glorious goofing.’</em> <strong>The Times</strong></p> <p><strong>Support act is John Archer.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-05-13T20:00:00 2015-05-13T20:00:00