Nottingham Playhouse - Upcoming events http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/events/rss/ Upcoming events at Nottingham Playhouse en-gb <![CDATA[Bank Holiday Music Monday]]> CAST 0.00000000 0.00000000 An afternoon of live acoustic music on the Sky Mirror terrace at Nottingham Playhouse featuring a selection of Nottingham’s most exciting singer-songwriters

Monday 25 August, 2pm - 7pm

FREE - no booking necessary


<p>On the afternoon of Bank Holiday Monday (25 August) we are proud to present a selection of Nottingham&#8217;s most exciting singer-songwriters, performing live on the Sky Mirror terrace. </p> <p>Enjoy a delicious burger from the <span class="caps">CAST</span> barbecue, take advantage of special drinks deals and relax to the sounds of:</p> <h2>94 <span class="caps">GUNSHIPS</span> (acoustic)</h2> <p>A special acoustic performance from the two songwriters behind Nottingham’s blistering blues-folk heroes, 94 Gunships. Gruff and grizzly sea shanties with a twinkle in their eye.<br /> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/94Gunships">Facebook</a> </p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="300" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143206183&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe></p> <h2><span class="caps">PHOEBE</span> <span class="caps">BALL</span></h2> <p>Jazz-flavoured acoustic folk-soul, inspired by Billie Holiday, Eva Cassidy and Amy Winehouse.<br /> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/phoebeballmusic">Facebook</a> </p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="300" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156728391&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe></p> <h2><span class="caps">JAMIE</span> <span class="caps">MOON</span></h2> <p>Delicate, intricately crafted acoustic folk music in the vein of Elliott Smith, Ben Howard or Damien Rice.<br /> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/jamiemoonmusic">Facebook</a></p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="300" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159802359&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe></p> <h2><span class="caps">ISSAKA</span></h2> <p>A very exciting neo-soul voice, creating a catchy and dynamic concoction of jazz, indie, folk and pop.<br /> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/IssakaMusic">Facebook</a> </p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="300" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/76373206&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe></p> <h2><span class="caps">LEAH</span> <span class="caps">SINEAD</span></h2> <p>A captivating folk singer and talented storyteller with a refreshingly contemporary sound.<br /> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/LeahSineadUK">Facebook</a> </p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="300" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/120876368&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe></p> ]]>
2014-08-25T14:00:00 2014-08-25T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Commemorating International Day of the Disappeared]]> Ustinov Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 Coming to see The Kite Runner? Hear more about individuals who are separated by conflicts, disasters or migration at an exclusive talk from the British Red Cross.

Friday 29 August, 6.30pm - 7.15pm

Free


<p><strong>This is a free event – simply book your place by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419</strong></p> <p>Hear more about individuals who are separated by conflicts, disasters or migration at an exclusive pre-theatre talk given by Emilia McElvenney of the British Red Cross.</p> <p>Every year, thousands of family members are separated by conflicts, disasters or migration. People suffer terribly when they lose contact with their loved ones and do not know where they are or whether they are safe. </p> <p>The British Red Cross, together with the International Committee of Red Cross and other National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, works all around the world to try to find these missing families and restore contact between loved ones.</p> <p>Some of the general themes explored in <a href="http://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/the-kite-runner-2014/">The Kite Runner</a> reflect the experiences of many of those who come to the British Red Cross to find loved ones through the <a href="http://www.redcross.org.uk/What-we-do/Finding-missing-family/International-family-tracing">international family tracing service</a>.</p> <p>By working with Nottingham Playhouse and the cast of <em>The Kite Runner</em> the British Red Cross will commemorate those who are missing and remember the plight of families still searching.</p> <p>Emilia McElvenney has worked in the humanitarian field for the last eight years and has seen first-hand how conflict and disasters can separate families. Emilia has worked with the British Red Cross international family tracing team for a year now and uses her experiences of working with disaster-affected communities to ensure that people who are separated from their loved ones and need our services know that the British Red Cross is available and may be able to help. </p> <p>Further information about the British Red Cross’ international family tracing service can be found at <a href="http://www.redcross.org.uk/trace">redcross.org.uk/trace</a></p> <p><a href='http://www.redcross.org.uk/' target='_blank'><img src='http://s8.postimg.org/5i1weoj35/A4marque_Cobranding_Working.jpg' border='0' alt="A4marque Cobranding Working" /></a></p> <p><strong>Can you spare 30 seconds to answer three quick questions for the British Red Cross?</strong></p> <div id="surveyMonkeyInfo"><div><script src="https://www.surveymonkey.com/jsEmbed.aspx?sm=Y3CmnjOewiYIm_2bMey6iurw_3d_3d"> </script></div></div> ]]>
2014-08-29T18:30:00 2014-08-29T18:30:00
<![CDATA[The Kite Runner]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Following its European stage premiere at Nottingham Playhouse last year, The Kite Runner is back by popular demand before touring nationally.

Friday 29 August - Saturday 6 September

Tickets: £9.50 - £28.50

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

Duration: 2h40, including a 20 minute interval.

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

Reviews: <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> ,rv. A hit ,rn. The Telegraph , ,<a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> ,rv. Mesmerising ,rn. Daily Mail , ,rv. Exhilarating ,rn. The Times , ,rv. Gripping ,rn. The Guardian , ,<a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> ,rv. A triumph ,rn. The Public Reviews , ,rv. Utterly absorbing from start to finish ,rn. Mail on Sunday , ,rv. The best thing to be seen…so far this year ,rn. Nottingham Post , ,rv. 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><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>The <a href="http://www.khaledhosseinifoundation.org/">Khaled Hosseini Foundation</a> is a nonprofit organisation which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.</p> <p><em>Production photo by Robert Day.</em></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/4BBHcQ-8VlQ?rel=0&autoplay=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2014-08-29T19:45:00 2014-09-06T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Time and the Conways]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Beneath the surface of this story, Priestly explores the political and social history of Britain between the wars, and the nature of time itself.

Friday 12 – Saturday 27 September

Tickets: £9.50 - £28.50

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company presents


<p><em>How strong are family ties..?</em></p> <p>1919. <span class="caps">WWI</span> has just ended. The seemingly happy Conway family gathers to celebrate a birthday party. Eighteen years later, on the brink of <span class="caps">WWII</span>, we see that the future is far from the one they imagined that night.</p> <p>From the writer of An Inspector Calls, J B. Priestley’s drama looks into complacency, class arrogance, and the knock on effect of a family’s own mistakes. 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>Starring Louise Jameson (EastEnders, Doctor Who and Bergerac) as Mrs Conway.</p> <p>Director <strong>Fiona Buffini</strong><br /> Designer <strong>Madeleine Girling</strong><br /> Lighting Designer <strong>Mark Jonathan</strong><br /> Sound Designer <strong>Drew Baumohl</strong> </p> <p>#timeandconways</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>Sponsored by</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.nottinghamgirlshigh.gdst.net/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i58.tinypic.com/izniq8.gif" border="0" alt="Nottingham Girls’ High School"></a></p> <p>Supported by the <a href="http://www.linburytrust.org.uk/">Linbury Trust</a> </p> ]]>
2014-09-12T19:45:00 2014-09-27T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Signor Baffo]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 An interactive children’s show, Signor Baffo opens his cafe to children aged 5+.

Saturday 13 September at 11am & 2pm

£7 - £8

Production Company: Signor Baffo and Worboys Productions present

Age Rating: 5+

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


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

Saturday 13 September at 8pm

£7 (Under 26s & concessions) - £9

Promoter: Cultural Vibrations presents


<p>Nottingham-born singer/songwriter Monique began singing alongside her Grandmother at church. Combining powerful vocals, heartfelt lyrics and a fantastic vocal range, she brings a unique and beautiful sound to this mixture of old school soul and modern R&amp;B.</p> <p>In May, she went on to enjoy great critical acclaim from the success of playing the lead in <strong>Sister Act The Musical</strong>, Deloris Van Cartier, which was her acting debut.</p> <p>Her musical influences are Etta James, Prince, Whitney Houston, Dusty Springfield and Michael Jackson.</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159943686&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe></p> ]]>
2014-09-13T20:00:00 2014-09-13T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Three Billy Goats Gruff]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 This is the simple story of three hungry goats and a grumpy old troll, told with a gently ecological message.

Saturday 20 September at 11am & 2pm

£7 - £8

Duration: 36 minutes

Age Rating: 3 - 6 years


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

Saturday 20 September at 8pm

£11 - £13

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


<p>Chortle Award-nominated musical comedian, Rachel Parris (IT Crowd, Thronecast, <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 &amp; Austentatious) presents a shrewd take on the glamorous Las Vegas show, featuring brand new characters and comedy anthems. </p> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>Gorgeous, talented and very funny <span class="last">★★★★</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>The Scotsman</cite></p> </blockquote> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>One sometimes doubts that Britain’s got talent, but Parris has it in spades <span class="last">★★★★</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>The Guardian</cite></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-09-20T20:00:00 2014-09-20T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Nottingham Playhouse Wedding Fair - CANCELLED]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Come and meet over 50 of the finest local suppliers for all the inspirational ideas and creativity you will need to make your big day truly memorable

Sunday 21 September, 10am - 4pm

Free entry


<p><strong><span class="caps">UNFORTUNATELY</span> <span class="caps">THIS</span> <span class="caps">EVENT</span> <span class="caps">HAS</span> <span class="caps">BEEN</span> <span class="caps">CANCELLED</span></strong></p> ]]>
2014-09-21T10:00:00 2014-09-21T10:00:00
<![CDATA[David Thomas Broughton]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 A rare opportunity to see the highly acclaimed David Thomas Broughton and experimental vocal trio Juice Vocal Ensemble.

Monday 29 September at 8pm

Tickets: £6 Advance or £7.50 on the day (£6 unwaged)

Promoter: The Music Exchange presents


<p>A rare opportunity to see the highly acclaimed David Thomas Broughton and experimental vocal trio Juice Vocal Ensemble perform songs from their new album <em>Sliding the Same Way</em>.</p> <p>Recorded in a few hours in David’s home town of Otley, <em>Sliding the Same Way</em> spans the hymnal to human beatbox, discord to angelic harmony. The lyrical themes display the weaknesses of men, via rural imagery and sombre love songs, to the decline of northern industry and pub brawls. </p> <p>David Thomas Broughton occupies a contentious position, divides opinion, unsettles, is self-consciously clumsy, hilarious, beautiful but above all memorable. You’ve never seen anything like it before. Walls of noise and layers of beauty interweave and delight at every turn. Many people use loops these days. Broughton includes the glitches, mistakes, and the resulting comedy in his act, works with what he has, and moves on. He never leaves his onstage persona, and that can be unsettling and even confrontational.</p> <p>Working through recording their debut LP, Lester Baldwin (formerly known as Poppy Seed) are a really impressive slow-cooking three-piece that just keep growing and improving: a sparse bluesy sound that&#8217;s great, fresh and their own. </p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156209404&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe></p> ]]>
2014-09-29T20:00:00 2014-09-29T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Mrs Green]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Sheep Soup’s outrageous musical hits Nottingham Playhouse following a sell-out run at last year's Edinburgh Fringe.

Thursday 2 - Saturday 4 October at 8pm

Tickets: £9 (£7 Concessions)

Production Company: Sheep Soup presents

Reviews: rv. Disarmingly heart-warming ***** ,rn. Nottingham Post , ,rv. Delicately weaved songs...a reminder that life is a bull to be grabbed by the horns ***** ,rn. Metro


<p>From her humble council flat in Basford, a forgotten soul singer self-medicates her arthritis and eases the troubles of her neighbourhood with the music of her riotous past. Dynamic original songs played and sung live by the cast in a chaotic knees-up of Motown, blues and booze. </p> <p>Sheep Soup’s outrageous musical hits Nottingham Playhouse following a sell-out run at last year&#8217;s Edinburgh Fringe, in association with the <span class="caps">BAFTA</span> award-winning Television Workshop.</p> <p>Founded in 2011, Sheep Soup creates dynamic and playful new work from the melting pot of East Midlands&#8217; talent. They deal in small stories that make a big impact, featuring characters from the fringes of society. Above all, it&#8217;s about giving audiences a great night out with a feeling that will linger!</p> ]]>
2014-10-02T20:00:00 2014-10-04T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Propaganda Swing]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 This must-see show is a captivating combination of WWII intrigue and drama set against a backdrop of glitz, glamour and Big Band swagger.

Friday 3 - Saturday 18 October

Tickets: £9.50 - £28.50

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry 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 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 this autumn.</p> <p>Director <strong>Hamish Glen</strong><br /> Designer <strong>Libby Watson</strong><br /> Lighting Designer <strong>Mike Robertson</strong></p> <p>#propagandaswing</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> ]]>
2014-10-03T19:45:00 2014-10-18T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Holly Black and Cassandra Clare]]> Think you know magic? Think again. The Magisterium awaits . . .

Sunday 5 October, 2.30pm

£8


<p>Think you know magic? Think again. The Magisterium awaits . . . Join global bestsellers Holly Black and Cassandra Clare, best known for the huge success of the Spiderwick and Mortal Instruments book and film adaptations, to hear about the first series they have ever written together. Expect a heart-stopping, mind-blowing, pulse-pounding plunge into the magical unknown.</p> <h2><span class="caps">BUY</span> <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">BOOK</span> <span class="caps">AND</span> <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">TICKET</span></h2> <p>Ticket and book price £18 &#8211; This offer is not available online and only available by calling the Box Office directly on 0115 941 9419. Please state that you would like both the ticket and the book at the time of booking. Books will not be sent out in advance but exchanged for your ticket on the night of the performance.</p> <p><em>In association with Random House</em></p> ]]>
2014-10-05T14:30:00 2014-10-05T14:30:00
<![CDATA[Dave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point* (*The PowerPoint) - SOLD OUT]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 The wonderfully innovative comedy mind is back with a brand new live show.

Sunday 19 October 2014 at 7.30pm

£21

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


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

Monday 20 October at 7pm

Tickets: £15-£18

Age Rating: Suitable for adults and children aged 8+


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

Wednesday 22 October at 7.45pm

Ticket only: £17 | Ticket and book offer: £28


<p>Known for his intelligent and often surreal humour, Paul Merton’s weekly appearances on BBC1’s <strong>Have I Got News For You</strong> – as well as Radio 4’s <strong>Just A Minute</strong> and his travel documentaries – have seen him become an artfully rebellious fixture in our lives for over 25 years.</p> <p>He also has a real story to tell. Join Paul Merton for an evening of laughter as he takes us on an evocative journey from his working-class Fulham childhood to the present day.</p> <p>From his school days, his run-ins with the nuns and other pupils; his disastrous first confession; his meatpacking job; taking acid; leaving home to live in a bedsit; his early brushes with the opposite sex – and not forgetting his repeated attempts to break into the world of comedy – this will be a funny, poignant and revealing evening including highlights from his forthcoming autobiography, <strong>Only When I Laugh</strong>. </p> <h2>Buy the book and the ticket </h2> <p>If you would like to purchase Paul&#8217;s autobiography which retails at £20 and make a saving at the same time you can buy both for £28. This is offer is not available online and only available by calling the Box Office directly on 0115 941 9419. Please state that you would like both the ticket and the book at the time of booking. Books will not be sent out in advance but exchanged for your ticket on the night of the performance.</p> <p><em>In association with Random House</em></p> ]]>
2014-10-22T19:45:00 2014-10-22T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Bird ]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Leah Bird, fearless and full of love, tells us her story over the course of a night while she is waiting for her boyfriend to call.

Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 October at 8pm

Tickets: £10 (£8 Concessions)


<p>It’s four in the morning and Leah Bird is alone in a flat in Derby waiting for her boyfriend to call. Over the course of a single night she tells us her story, fearless and full of love as she is. But everything isn’t what it seems, and as the sun comes up Leah begins to unpick the true nature of her relationship.</p> <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> ]]>
2014-10-22T20:00:00 2014-10-23T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Five & the Prophecy of Prana]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A dynamic fusion of hip-hop and martial arts in an explosive tribute to manga.

Friday 24 & Saturday 25 October at 7pm

£12.50 - £19

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

Duration: 110 minutes including interval

Age Rating: 6+

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


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


<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> <h2>Flesh</h2> <p>Pretty/Ugly 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> ]]>
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


<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><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> <h2><span class="caps">FLESH</span></h2> <p>Holy &amp; 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> ]]>
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>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


<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 Blessing Magore is going to bring us a unique evening of Afro-funk/Reggae.

Friday 31 October at 8pm

£7 (Under 26s & concessions) - £9

Promoter: Cultural Vibrations presents


<p>Zimbabwean born Blessing Magore is one of Nottingham&#8217;s rising Singer-Songwriters who has created his own unique fusion of Afro-funk/Reggae with hints of samba and zouk. This 20 year old musician, who moved to the UK at the age of 17, also sings in his mother tongue of Shona and was part of this years neat14 Festival, where he gave a stellar performance.</p> <p>Blessing&#8217;s passion for music started at the age of 5. Whilst growing up, he learnt various instruments from guitar, piano and drums to marimba and mbira. He gained his music experience over the years as a session musician playing for different artistes and bands at various events around Zimbabwe.</p> <p>Blessing will be performing tracks from his upcoming EP with his live band. His influences are Lucky Dube, Oliver Mtukudzi, Mokoomba and Bob Marley.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/KVOdEo5tdH8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2014-10-31T20:00:00 2014-10-31T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Ned Boulting]]> 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>Dispatches from the 101st Tour de France and Giro d’Italia: The highs, the lows and the scandals</p> <p>2014 is the year of cycling in Britain. With the Tour de France starting in the UK, cycling has never been bigger. </p> <p>Join Yellow Jersey author Ned Boulting (<span class="caps">ITV</span>, <em>101 Damnations _/</em> How I Won The Yellow Jumper_) and high profile contributors to the acclaimed Cycling Anthology series 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[Jasper Carrott - Stand Up and Rock - SOLD OUT]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 See and hear great legendary artistes belt out a night of fantastic songs and Jasper back where he belongs...making us laugh!

Monday 17 November at 7.45pm

Tickets: £26


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

Wednesday 19 November at 8pm

£15 - £19

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

Duration: 1hr 45m including two 20 minute intervals

Age Rating: 6+

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


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

Thursday 20 November at 8pm

£18.50

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


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

Saturday 22 November at 8pm

Tickets: £14.50

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


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

Friday 28 November 2014 - Saturday 17 January 2015

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>Time 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[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: £6 - £7 (Family Ticket £20*)

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>£20 Family Ticket</h2> <p><em>The £20 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 4.30pm

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> ]]>
2015-01-29T16:30:00 2015-01-29T16:30:00
<![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 You]]> 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 eight years of community broadcasting in our city, Kemet FM shines a light on some of the voices and artistes who contribute to Nottingham&#8217;s beautiful cityscape of talent.</p> <p>*Early Bird booking is available until Saturday 31 January)</p> ]]>
2015-02-22T19:00:00 2015-02-22T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Al Murray - The Pub Landlord]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join this icon as he celebrates 20 years of common sense with his brand new show.

Sunday 1 March 2015 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £26.50

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


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

Sunday 10 May 2015 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £18.50

Age Rating: Suitable for those aged 16+

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


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

Wednesday 13 May 2015 at 8pm

Tickets: £22

Age Rating: 14+

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


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