Nottingham Playhouse - Upcoming events http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/events/rss/ Upcoming events at Nottingham Playhouse en-gb <![CDATA[Tony's Last Tape]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 A new play based on the diaries of one of Britain's most respected, divisive and celebrated politicians, Tony Benn.

Wednesday 25 February - Saturday 28 February 2015

Tickets: £9 - £11

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company presents

Author: Andy Barrett


<p>An old man sits in a room faced with a collection of recording devices that he has collected over his long and eventful life. He opens a drawer, takes out a pipe, unscrews his flask and pours himself the first cup of tea of the day.</p> <p>For more than fifty years he has been recording everything that has happened to and around him, and as the years have passed so the burden of this documentation has grown. And today he has decided to make his last tape.</p> <p>Based on the diaries of Tony Benn, one of Britain’s most respected, divisive and celebrated politicians, this new play examines the struggle of a man who realises that maybe it is time to withdraw from the fight, to let others take over, but just doesn’t quite know how.</p> <p>Andy Barrett’s long-standing relationship with Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company has included productions such as <em>The Day that Kevin Came</em>, <em>Garage Band</em>, <em>The League of Youth</em> and most recently the acclaimed touring production of <em>The Second Minute</em>, which was also performed as part of the neat14 Festival.</p> <p>Director <strong>Giles Croft</strong><br /> Designer <strong>Rachael Jacks</strong></p> <p><strong>Please note: All the evening performances of Tony&#8217;s Last Tape are now sold out but there are still tickets available for the Saturday matinee (Saturday 28 February at 2.30pm).</strong></p> ]]>
2015-02-25T20:00:00 2015-02-28T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Say Sum Thin 8 - Headline Show with Jon Sands ]]> An explosive show of theatrical poetry with New York slam poet, Jon Sands.

Saturday 28 February 2015 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £9 (£7 Concessions), Djanogly City Academy Theatre

Age Rating: Ages 12+

Reviews: rv. Breathtaking, exuberant talent. ,rn. Nottingham Post , ,rv. Alive, vital, moving and fun. ,rn. Audience member Say Sum Thin 7 , ,For Jon Sands: ,rv. A poet who can combine the lightning strokes of page poetry with all the panache of the kind of performance that takes absolute possession of a room. ,rn. Jack McCarthy ,


<p>After an explosive show of theatrical material from Mouthy Poets, New York slam poet Jon Sands will add his unique voice to the heady mix on Saturday 28 February. Jon’s work has been featured in The New York Times and anthologized in 2014 Best American Poetry. He is the co-founder of Poets in Unexpected Places and a Youth Mentor with Urban Word-<span class="caps">NYC</span>. He teaches creative writing at a <span class="caps">HIV</span>/AIDS service centre in Harlem and the Positive Health Project in Manhattan. He has represented New York City many times at the U.S. National Poetry Slam and tours extensively, but lives in Brooklyn. <a href="http://www.jonsands.com">www.jonsands.com</a></p> <p>On Friday 27 February, there will be the <strong>Say Sum Thin 8 Scratch Show with Open Mic</strong>. Click <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/spoken-word/say-sum-thin-8-scratch-show-with-open-mic/">here</a> for more information and to book tickets. <strong>You can purchase a combined ticket for £11 (£9 concessions) for both events but these tickets can only be purchased by calling Box Office on 0115 941 9419.</strong></p> <p><strong>NB: Both of these shows are held at Djanogly City Academy Theatre but tickets are to be booked through Nottingham Playhouse, either online or by calling Box Office on 0115 941 9419.</strong></p> <h2>Say Sum Thin 8</h2> <p>Two spoken word shows that will change your perception of poetry through young people and of young people through poetry. Written, produced and performed by Nottingham’s finest and mouthiest poets, both shows will showcase their deft artistry and brave honesty. Held for the first time at Djanogly City Academy featuring input from the students, <strong>Say Sum Thin 8</strong> will be political, personal, funny, dramatic, challenging and powerful. New York slam poet Jon Sands adds his unique voice to an already heady mix on Saturday 28 February. Do not miss this chance to hear these stories.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mouthypoets.com">www.mouthypoets.com</a></p> ]]>
2015-02-28T19:30:00 2015-02-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Posh]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Darkly comic and disgracefully entertaining, this isn’t just one big party though: the boys are planning a revolution.

Friday 13 February - Saturday 28 February 2015

Tickets: £10.50 - £28.50

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Salisbury Playhouse present

Author: Laura Wade

Age Rating: 16+

Reviews: rv. ‘Savagely funny’ ,rn. Time Out , ,rv. ‘Disgustingly smug, and deeply disturbing’ ,rn. What’s On Stage


<p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/aCgWfCkcHlY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>An elite Oxford dining society has hired a gastro pub for their termly dinner with the sole aim of getting totally ‘chateaued’. As the evening progresses and the booze flows, tempers fray and things get disastrously out of hand.</p> <p>Darkly comic and disgracefully entertaining, <strong>Posh</strong> isn’t just one big party though: the boys are planning a revolution.</p> <p>Inspired by the real-life Bullingdon Club, which counts the Prime Minister, Chancellor and Mayor of London amongst its former members, Laura Wade’s critically acclaimed play is a razorsharp portrayal of what Boris Johnson himself described as superhuman arrogance, toffishness and twittishness. As we look ahead to the next General Election, we explore what our leaders were really up to before we handed them the keys to power.</p> <p>Welcome to the Riot Club.</p> <p>Contains very strong language<br /> Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes including interval</p> <h2><span class="caps">CAST</span></h2> <p>Charlotte Brimble <br /> Neil Caple <br /> Tom Clegg<br /> Dario Coates <br /> Joanne Evans <br /> Simon Haines<br /> Tom Hanson <br /> Robbie Jarvis <br /> Kaffe Keating<br /> Laurence Kennedy <br /> Philip Labey <br /> Jordan Metcalfe<br /> Tom Palmer <br /> Jamie Satterthwaite</p> <h2><span class="caps">CREATIVE</span> <span class="caps">TEAM</span></h2> <p>Directed by Susannah Tresilian<br /> Designer Ellan Parry<br /> Lighting Designer Alexandra Stafford<br /> Fight DirectorAlison De Burgh<br /> Voice Coach Sally Hague<br /> Composer/Sound Designer Isobel Waller-Bridge<br /> Casting Lucy Jenkins <span class="caps">CDG</span> and Sooki McShane <span class="caps">CDG</span></p> <p>The music from the production was composed for <strong>Posh</strong> is by Isobel Waller-Bridge and takes the form of a requiem mass, featuring excerpts from <em>Agnus Dei</em>, <em>Dies Irae</em> and <em>In Paradisum</em>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/posh-pay-what-you-can-performance/"><strong>For information on our Pay What You Can performance on Wed 18 Feb, please click here.</strong></a></p> ]]>
2015-02-13T19:45:00 2015-02-28T19:45:00
<![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><strong>Please note: the 7.30pm performance of Al Murray &#8211; The Pub Landlord is now sold out but there are a limited number of tickets still available for the 4pm performance.</strong></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[John Shuttleworth in A Wee Ken to Remember]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Versatile singer/organist, John Shuttleworth is back with a hilarious new show, telling us all about his most memorable weekends.

Monday 2 March at 8pm

Tickets: £16.50

Reviews: rv. Sheffield's funniest man ,rn. The Times , ,rv. The 42nd best reason to love Britain ,rn. The Telegraph , ,rv. His stand up is second to none, his timing is impeccable, and you can practically warm your hands on his good nature ,rn. The Guardian


<p>Versatile singer/organist, John Shuttleworth, has a dilemma: he wanted to tell the audience all about his most memorable weekends in his exciting new show &#8211; <strong>A Wee Ken to Remember</strong>. But next-door neighbour and sole agent, Ken Worthington has thwarted John&#8217;s plans, by cocking up the artwork of the show&#8217;s poster. &#8220;Weekend&#8221; has become &#8220;Wee Ken&#8221; and there&#8217;s nothing John can do about it. He is now duty-bound to steer the evening towards a celebration of the diminutive impresario&#8217;s life in <strong>A <span class="caps">WEE</span> <span class="caps">KEN</span> to Remember</strong>.</p> <p>And so we learn of Ken&#8217;s period as a beatnik in the 60s when he owned a finger monkey, his legendary appearance on New Faces in &#8217;73, and Ken&#8217;s botched suicide attempt when he planned to throw himself into the canal. &#8220;But he tested the temperature of the water, and it was too cold for him!&#8221; explains John. And what of John&#8217;s own past weekends? Surely some of them involved Ken, and what about his wife, dinnerlady, Mary? Is there a particular reason she&#8217;s giving John the silent treatment?</p> <p><strong>A Wee Ken to Remember</strong> is a hilarious new show from <em>The king of retro and old-school England (This Is Cornwall)</em> and features onstage phone calls to Ken and Mary, plus musical interludes performed as ever on John&#8217;s Yamaha organ with built-in auto accompaniment. Old favourites like, <em>Two Margarines</em> and <em>I Can&#8217;t Go Back To Savoury Now</em>, will nestle alongside newer ditties &#8211; <em>Visiting Time</em>, <em>Midweek</em> and the rocknroll footstomper, <em>Early Tea</em>.</p> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>Sheffield&#8217;s funniest <span class="last">man</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>The Times</cite></p> </blockquote> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>The 42nd best reason to love <span class="last">Britain</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>The Telegraph</cite></p> </blockquote> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>His stand up is second to none, his timing is impeccable, and you can practically warm your hands on his good <span class="last">nature</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>The Guardian</cite></p> </blockquote> <p>As heard recently on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4&#8217;s <em>John Shuttleworth&#8217;s Lounge Music</em> (Available on CD, November 1st 2014)</p> ]]>
2015-03-02T20:00:00 2015-03-02T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe is a celebration of women, human rights, laughter and resilience. With a bit of sage advice on hair care.

Tuesday 3 March 2015 at 7.45pm

Tickets: £13 (£11 Concessions)

Production Company: Racing Pulse Productions and Performing Line present

Director: Ros Horin

Author: Ros Horin

Age Rating: 15+

Reviews: rv. Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe is sophisticated, well crafted, intensely theatrical, honest and true. ,rn. Dianna Simmonds, Stage Noise , ,rv. It’s a profoundly moving experience. But Horin's great skill here is to also make it an uplifting one. ,rn. The Guardian , ,rv. Everyone needs to spend time with these women - it'll do you the power of good. ,rn. Stage Noise , ,rv. It’s story-telling of the most beguiling kind. ,rn. Stage Whispers


<p>Yarrie Bangura grew up in a camp in Guinea. She has recently finished her <span class="caps">HSC</span>. Aminata Conteh is from Sierra Leone. She is an ambassador for the <span class="caps">UNHCR</span>. Big Mama Rosemary Kariuki is from Kenya. She is a community leader and she knows how to live. Yordy Haile-Michael grew up in an army. She has four kids and lives in Lalor Park. They are one half of The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe and they would like to welcome you into their worlds.</p> <p>These marvellous women turn their extraordinary stories of survival into a joyous theatre of humanity. But this is not just a show about what’s happened to the ladies. With the help of other African women – singers and dancers and actors – they are going to take this great opportunity to be who they want, say what they want, and become as amazing as they can. This is how they celebrate a new beginning in a land of refuge.</p> <p><em>The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe</em> is a celebration of women, human rights, laughter and resilience. With a bit of sage advice on hair care.</p> ]]>
2015-03-03T19:45:00 2015-03-03T19:45:00
<![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)

Duration: 130 minutes with a 20 minute interval

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[Nottdance Festival 2015]]> The 24th Nottdance festival returns to Nottingham city with a celebration of unprecedented work from some of the world’s most exciting and provocative artists.

Thursday 5 - Sunday 15 March 2015

Different venues across Nottingham


<p><iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/119343676" width="600" height="381" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="https://vimeo.com/119343676">Nottdance Festival 2015 Trailer</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/dance4">Dance4</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p></p> <p>The <strong>24th Nottdance Festival</strong> returns to Nottingham city with a celebration of unprecedented work from some of the world’s most exciting and provocative artists.</p> <p>Over 40 performances will take place over 11 days across more than 20 venues and public spaces. Three of those events are taking place at Nottingham Playhouse, and can be booked via our website:</p> <ul> <li>Fri 6 &amp; Sat 7 Mar &#8211; <strong>Ultima Vez: <em>What The Body Does Not Remember</em></strong> &#8211; <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/dance/ultima-vez/"><strong>Click here to book</strong></a></li> <li>Sat 7 Mar &#8211; <strong>Gabriele Reuter: <em>The Amplitude</em></strong> &#8211; <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/dance/gabi-reuter-the-amplitude/"><strong>Click here to book</strong></a></li> <li>Sat 14 Mar &#8211; <strong>Nicole Beutler: <em>1:Songs</em></strong> &#8211; <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/dance/1-songs/"><strong>Click here to book</strong></a></li> </ul> <p>All the other events in the festival can be booked via the Dance4 website: <a href="http://www.dance4.co.uk"><strong>www.dance4.co.uk</strong></a> or by calling the Nottingham Playhouse Box Office on <strong>0115 941 9419.</strong> </p> <p>Have a flip through a digital version of the brochure below.</p> <p><div data-configid="0/11479409" style="width:600px; height:424px;" class="issuuembed"></div><script type="text/javascript" src="//e.issuu.com/embed.js" async="true"></script></p> ]]>
2015-03-05T11:00:00 2015-03-15T11:00:00
<![CDATA[Ultima Vez : What The Body Does Not Remember]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 One of the most exciting pieces of dance ever made is once again on an unmissable world tour.

Friday 6 and Saturday 7 March, 8pm

£9.50 - £19.50

Reviews: rv. “Tough, brutal, playful, ironic and terrific. Adjectives seem unduly passive in describing What the Body Does Not Remember, an extraordinarily innovative dance piece.” ,rn. The New York Times, November 22nd, 1987 , ,★★★★ ,rv. "Bruisingly powerful." ,rn. The Guardian ,


<p><iframe width="600" height="350" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/18pe0-8fjpY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The amazing debut of Wim Vandekeybus and Ultima Vez in 1987 stunned the world of dance at the time. Vandekeybus and composers Thierry de Mey and Peter Vermeersch received the prestigious Bessie Award in New York for this ‘brutal confrontation of dance and music: the dangerous, combative landscape of What the Body Does Not Remember.’ 28 years later and with a new cast, the show still stands as one of the most exciting pieces of dance ever made and is once again on an unmissable world tour.</p> <p>Vandekeybus’ first piece of choreography balances on the razor edge of attraction and repulsion. Dancers are driven to act and react at high speed and with split second timing, to each other, and the music. Moments of humour thread through explosions of aggression, fear and danger in this adrenaline-fuelled distinctly physical performance.</p> <p><strong>A comprehensive resource pack giving insights into the show, the work of Ultima Vez and what inspires Wim Vandekeybus is available to</strong> <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/mmlib/includes/sendapplicationfile.php?id=3565"><strong>download here.</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Post-show talk: Fri 6 Mar</strong></p> <p><strong><span class="caps">TICKET</span> <span class="caps">OFFER</span>: See both The Amplitude and What The Body Does Not Remember on Sat 7 March and receive 20% off full price tickets. Quote <span class="caps">SEE</span> <span class="caps">BOTH</span> at Box Office. Offer not available online.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-03-06T20:00:00 2015-03-07T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Amplitude]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Amplitude reveals the complexity of the relationship between sound and movement and remixes their channels of perception.

Saturday 7 March 2015 at 6pm

Tickets: £10 (£8 Concessions)

Duration: Duration: 60 mins


<p>By tuning into the simple idea of the acoustic wave, <em>The Amplitude</em> reveals the complexity of the relationship between sound and movement and remixes their channels of perception. </p> <p>This work-in progress performance aims to access and alter the sensory experience of dance through sound and to create resonance with its audience. It will be developed in three formats: dance performance, lecture and music concert. </p> ]]>
2015-03-07T18:00:00 2015-03-07T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Mermaid]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A bold reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of love, loss and desire.

Friday 13 March - Saturday 21 March 2015

Tickets: £10.50 - £28.50

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Shared Experience present

Author: Polly Teale

Reviews: rv. ‘Pushing the boat of theatricality way beyond its usual moorings’ ,rn. The Guardian on Shared Experience


<p>A bold reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of love, loss and desire.</p> <p><iframe width="600" height="320" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dmgOZltjF3c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Below the ocean there is no death or pain or separation. Above the water is the modern world beset with war, poverty and need. On her sixteenth birthday, a mermaid rises up to the surface, leaving her childhood behind forever when she falls in love with a mortal prince. She knows that she can no longer live at the bottom of the ocean, but must she destroy herself in order to be loved? </p> <p><strong>Shared Experience</strong> is renowned for its thrilling adaptions of literary classics. Plundering <strong>Hans Christian Andersen’s</strong> haunting tale for its dark, erotic, mythic power, writer and director <strong>Polly Teale</strong> (<em>Jane Eyre, After Mrs Rochester, Brontë</em>) transports the story to a contemporary setting in this spell binding new production. </p> <p>Using a choir of local young women to create an unearthly musical landscape Shared Experience conjures the magical world of Mermaids.</p> <h2>Cast</h2> <p>Ritu Arya<br /> Polly Frame <br /> Natalie Gavin<br /> Finn Hanlon <br /> Miranda Letten<br /> Steve North<br /> Amaka Okafor<br /> Sarah Twomey </p> <h2>Creative Team</h2> <p>Writer and Director Polly Teale<br /> Designer Tom Piper<br /> Lighting Designer Oliver Fenwick<br /> Composer and Sound Designer Jon Nicholls<br /> Movement Director Liz Ranken<br /> Associate Director Laura Farnworth </p> <p>Would you like to be part of the cast of Mermaid? We&#8217;re looking for young women aged 14 &#8211; 20 to be part of the chorus. <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/news/mermaid-casting-opportunity/"><strong>Click here to find out more.</strong></a></p> ]]>
2015-03-13T19:45:00 2015-03-21T19:45:00
<![CDATA[1:Songs]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Theatre maker and performer Sanja Mitrovic surrenders her voice to the intense words of tragic female figures from the history of theatre.

Saturday 14 March 2015 at 8pm

Tickets: £10 (£8 Concessions)

Duration: Duration: 50-60 mins

Age Rating: Suitable for ages 12+


<p><em>1:Songs</em> is a solo performance presented as a concert, a Liederkreis, an existential exercise for a singing body. The suffering of the fictional heroines (and anti-heroines) repeatedly enters her very being as she sings, shouts and speaks – she is fragile, raw, calculating and emotional. But who is speaking here? And do the dramatic references from the past resonate in the here and now?</p> ]]>
2015-03-14T20:00:00 2015-03-14T20:00:00
<![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[Mugs Arrows ]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 A surreal, black comedy set in very ordinary surroundings - a local Derbyshire pub.

Wednesday 18 - Saturday 21 March 2015

£10/£8

Production Company: Third Man Theatre in association with Nottingham Playhouse and The Bike Shed Theatre present

Author: Eddie Elks

Reviews: rv. "Eddie Elks is one of the most distinctive voices around if anyone's going to write the next Withnail and I, it's Elks." ,rn. Matt Trueman (Daily Telegraph/ Guardian/ FT/ Time Out) , ,rv. "One of the best pieces of theatre that I've seen in years." ,rn. Remote Goat 5 star , ,rv. "Stunning performances... deeply satisfying." ,rn. Exeunt Magazine 4 star , ,rv. "frequently funny, whether provoking laughter through its black humour or its swift and increasingly surreal handbrake turns... a brilliantly bizarre nightmare... never less than compelling." ,rn. Whatsonstage , ,rv. “Sustaining the fine balance between comedy and drama, it's the inventive writing and truthful characterisations that lingers in the memory.” ,rn. Public Reviews , ,rv. "Go see this show if cutting edge independent theatre is your thing." ,rn. Everything Theatre 4 star , ,rv. "A thrilling theatrical roller-coaster - brilliantly acted, extremely funny, strangely moving and utterly, gut-wrenchingly, gripping." ,rn. Exeter Express and Echo ,


<p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zvOIaAE9J7k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Critically acclaimed theatre company <strong>Third Man Theatre</strong> are back on tour again, this time with their new full-length show, <strong>Mugs Arrows</strong>. Developed and premiered at the Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter with Arts Council support as part of their Residency programme in 2013, <strong>Mugs Arrows</strong> transferred to The Old Red Lion Theatre, London<br /> in 2014. <strong>Mugs Arrows</strong> is now heading out on the road in Spring 2015.</p> <p><em>“Just breathe&#8230; from the guts&#8230; just breathe. Cos nothing’s going to happen&#8230;”</em></p> <p><strong>Mugs Arrows</strong> is a surreal black comedy set in very ordinary surroundings – the local pub. With rural areas being forever altered through commercial development and extreme weather conditions and locals disenchanted by a lack of jobs and the ever increasing allure of a life elsewhere, <strong>Mugs Arrows</strong> delves in to a world that is on the change. It explores the depths of the human psyche, love, loss, friendship and darts, leading to hilarious, strange and ultimately disturbing results. Just your average night out down the local then&#8230;</p> <p>Set in a rural pub in North Derbyshire, <strong>Mugs Arrows</strong> follows two slightly odd locals (played by Rhys King and Eddie Elks) who enter the pub and begin to play darts. It appears they have been at a funeral of their best friend but when Sarah enters wearing a wedding dress it is clear things are not quite as they seem &#8211; they have lost their best friend in a different manner. As Sarah joins in the game, the action becomes odder and slowly more dangerous with surreal surprises along the way.</p> ]]>
2015-03-18T20:00:00 2015-03-21T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Sophie’s Academy of Performing Arts]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Sophie's Academy of Performing Arts is ready to entertain you with ballet, musical theatre, tap, disco and so much more!

Sunday 22 March at 5.00pm

Tickets: £15


<p>Sophie’s Academy of Performing Arts proudly presents their 2015 Academy show <strong>Dancing On The Ceiling</strong>. From Ballet to Musical Theatre, Tap to Freestyle/Disco there’s something for everyone, so come along and let all our dancers from age 2-18 entertain you in this exciting showcase of their talents! </p> ]]>
2015-03-22T17:00:00 2015-03-22T17:00:00
<![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.

Monday 23 - Friday 27 March

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

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Roundabout presents

Author: Gill Brigg

Age Rating: Suitable for teenagers and adults with profound learning disabilities, including autism. Please note you cannot book online for this event. To book your tickets please call the Box Office on 0115 941 9419


<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 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 2015-03-27T10:00:00
<![CDATA[One Man Breaking Bad]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us on a rip roaring ride through the greatest television show ever made.

Monday 23 March 2015 at 7.45pm

Tickets: £19.50

Reviews: <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img ,<a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img ,<a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img ,<a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img ,<a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> ,rv. Miles Allen is a supreme entertainer ... he nail impressions of pretty much every character in the series ... a high-tempo, laugh out loud, beautifully executed homage to one of the best TV shows of our generation. ,rn. What's On Stage , ,rv. Miles Allen’s high-energy, warp-speed romp through all five seasons is bringing the house down every night. ,rn. The Guardian , ,<a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img ,<a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img ,<a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img ,<a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> ,rv. Hilarious ... non-stop energy and enthusiasm ... a must-see for Breaking Bad fans. ,rn. The Skinny , ,rv. One Man 'Breaking Bad' kills on stage! Extremely enjoyable ... a huge hit. ,rn. Daily Beast , ,<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. It’s high energy, funny, manic and definitely one for the fans. Miles Allen is bitchin! ,rn. Edinburgh Reporter , ,


<p>Sixty Awesome Episodes. One Awesome Show. Yo! </p> <p>LA actor Miles Allen smacks the senses with his super-charged, hilariously accurate renditions of all the iconic characters, including Walter White, Jesse, Saul, Skyler, Hank, Walt Junior, Mike and Gus Fring.</p> <p>With over a million hits on YouTube, and sell-out runs at comedy festivals in Melbourne and Edinburgh, Allen’s incredible impersonations break all six seasons down into one, exhilarating, uproarious tour-de-force performance. </p> <p><a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img <br /> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img <br /> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img <br /> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img <br /> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <br /> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>Miles Allen is a supreme entertainer &#8230; he nail impressions of pretty much every character in the series &#8230; a high-tempo, laugh out loud, beautifully executed homage to one of the best TV shows of our <span class="last">generation.</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>What&#8217;s On Stage</cite></p> </blockquote> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>Miles Allen’s high-energy, warp-speed romp through all five seasons is bringing the house down every <span class="last">night.</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>The Guardian</cite></p> </blockquote> <p><a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img <br /> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img <br /> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img <br /> <a href=" " target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/20k9grl.jpg" border="0" alt=></a> <br /> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>Hilarious &#8230; non-stop energy and enthusiasm &#8230; a must-see for Breaking Bad <span class="last">fans.</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>The Skinny</cite></p> </blockquote> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>One Man &#8216;Breaking Bad&#8217; kills on stage! Extremely enjoyable &#8230; a huge <span class="last">hit.</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>Daily Beast</cite></p> </blockquote> <p><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><br /> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>It’s high energy, funny, manic and definitely one for the fans. Miles Allen is <span class="last">bitchin!</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>Edinburgh Reporter</cite></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-03-23T19:45:00 2015-03-23T19:45:00
<![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[Count Arthur Strong]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Fresh from donkeys years on his award winning BBC Radio 4 series and the huge success of his BBC2 TV Show, Count Arthur Strong gets back to doing what he does best. This show. !

Wednesday 25 March at 7.45pm

£18.50


<p>Fresh from donkeys years on his award winning <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 series and the huge success of his BBC2 TV Show, Count Arthur Strong gets back to doing what he does best. This show. !</p> <p>In ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me’ he’ll be doing all sorts of wonderful things for you to sit there staring at as you quietly suck your Maltesers and don’t get up to go to the toilet, applauding loudly at the appropriate moments. You’ll laugh, cry and the other one. Here’s a personal message from Arthur himself. !</p> <p><em>‘If you only buy one ticket for something this year buy a ticket for this one twice and bring a friend. I promise you won’t regret it. And if you do there must be something wrong with you. No refunds’.</em></p> ]]>
2015-03-25T19:45:00 2015-03-25T19:45:00
<![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.

Thursday 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[The ELO Experience]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 In 1970 in a city called Birmingham in England a musical super power was established.

Friday 27 March 2015 at 7.45pm

£21 (£19 Concessions)


<p>In 1970 in a city called Birmingham in England a musical super power was established. Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra became one of the world’s best known and greatest recording bands. Packing stadiums throughout the world <span class="caps">ELO</span> played sell out tours such as the Face the Music tour, Out of the Blue tour and Time tour to name just a few. </p> <p>A seemingly endless list of hit records stormed the charts throughout the world. Radio broadcasts worldwide played hits such as Living Thing, Telephone Line, Wild West Hero, Sweet Talking Woman, and perhaps their most famous &#8211; Mr Blue Sky. </p> <p>Come and hear their greatest hits reproduced by the exciting and incredible “ELO EXPERIENCE”. </p> ]]>
2015-03-27T19:45:00 2015-03-27T19:45:00
<![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> <p>Comedian Simon Feilder will be supporting Ellie, opening the first 15-20 minutes of the show.</p> ]]>
2015-03-27T20:00:00 2015-03-27T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Elements]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Sandra Taylor School of Dance celebrates 35 years of dance excellence with their 2014 showcase.

Saturday 28th March 7.00pm and Sunday 29th March 2.30pm

Tickets: £15


<p>Ballet, Tap, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Lyrical, <strong>Elements</strong> of dance both current and classical, performed by the full cast of the Sandra Taylor School of Dance, now celebrating its 35th year of creativity, inspiration and motivation. This show is unmissable!</p> ]]>
2015-03-28T19:00:00 2015-03-29T14:30:00
<![CDATA[The Mist in the Mirror]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A tense and unnerving Gothic fireside story from Susan Hill, the first lady of horror and author of the smash hit _The Woman in Black_

Tuesday 31 March – Saturday 4 April 2015

Tickets: £10.50 - £28.50

Production Company: Oldham Coliseum Theatre and Imitating the Dog present


<p>A seasoned traveller, Sir James Monmouth has spent most of his life abroad. But when he arrives in England on a dark and rainy night in search of more information about the explorer who has inspired him, it is a series of ghostly, chilling and unsettling happenings he encounters instead.</p> <p>Set against a backdrop of Edwardian London, old docks, the North Yorkshire Moors and an English country house, <em>The Mist in the Mirror</em> is a tense and unnerving Gothic fireside story from Susan Hill, the first lady of horror and author of the smash hit <em>The Woman in Black</em>.</p> <p><em>&#8220;Ian Kershaw’s adaptation is a rich and unusual box of horrors&#8221;</em> <br /> <strong>The Independent</strong></p> <p><em>&#8220;Layers of visual creepiness&#8221;</em><br /> <strong>The Stage</strong></p> <p><em>&#8220;A scary, chilling and gripping stage play that will scare you out of your wits&#8221;</em> <br /> <strong>The Public Reviews</strong></p> <p><iframe width="600" height="400" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/TkU9m_sszpw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2015-03-31T19:45:00 2015-04-04T19:45:00
<![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[The Wind in the Willows]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A spectacular musical adaptation of the classic tale.

Friday 10 April 2015 at 2pm & 7pm

Tickets: £13 (£11 Concessions, £40 Family Ticket*)

Production Company: Immersion Theatre and Cambridge Touring Theatre presents


<p><iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/120677787" width="500" height="375" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="https://vimeo.com/120677787">Wind in the Willows UK Tour 2015</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/user32370814">Immersion Theatre</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p></p> <p>Award-nominated Immersion Theatre and the critically-acclaimed Cambridge Touring Theatre join forces to present a spectacular musical adaptation of the classic, <em>The Wind in the Willows</em>. </p> <p>Join the boat-loving Ratty, the sensible yet curious Mole, wise old Badger and the fantastically irrepressible Toad as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime culminating in a colourful battle with a pair of pick-pocketing weasels to save Toad Hall! </p> <p>Eye-catchingly elaborate costumes, toe-tapping music and larger than life characters promise to capture the imagination of the youngest of audience members whilst the sheer nostalgic charm of this beloved story is guaranteed to take older generations on a glorious trip down the riverbank onto memory lane. The perfect treat for all the family!</p> <p>*Family tickets are not available online. To book, please call Box Office on 0115 941 9419.</p> <p>★★★★ <br /> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>A beloved tale of the riverbank, energetically retold with great comic <span class="last">timing.</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>The Stage</cite></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-04-10T14:00:00 2015-04-10T19:00:00
<![CDATA[My Dance Festival]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 See outstanding performances by talented young dancers from across the Midlands.

Saturday 11 April 2015 at 7pm

£9 (£7 Concessions)


<p>East meets West as Dance4 joins forces again with Dancexchange for this cross-regional celebration of youth dance. <strong>MY Dance Festival</strong> will feature outstanding performances by talented young dancers from across the Midlands. Watch out for extra performances and Fringe activities throughout the evening.</p> ]]>
2015-04-11T19:00:00 2015-04-11T19:00:00
<![CDATA[The Show Must Go On]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 This exciting dance show examines the relationship between art and life, constantly surprising and challenging the viewer's expectations.

Friday 17 & Saturday 18 April 2015

Tickets: £17 (£15 Concessions)

Duration: Duration: 90 mins

Age Rating: Suitable for ages 5+

Reviews: rv. The choreography crackles with an energy that makes you realise just how versatile, how unstinting, the dancers are. Wow! ,rn. The Herald


<p><em>The Show Must Go On</em> is one of the iconic works in the career of French choreographer Jérôme Bel. It examines the relationship between art and life, constantly surprising and challenging the viewer&#8217;s expectations. Controlled by a DJ and audio feed, the performers follow lyrics of the songs, ranging from musicals to well-loved pop songs.</p> <p>In this production Candoco Dance Company, the renowned contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled performers, brings together a UK-wide cast of twenty performers, nineteen pop songs and one DJ.</p> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>The choreography crackles with an energy that makes you realise just how versatile, how unstinting, the dancers are. <span class="last">Wow!</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>The Herald </cite></p> </blockquote> <p>Co-commissioned by Dance 4, Sadler’s Wells and Tramway, Glasgow.</p> <p><em>Photo credit: Riccardo Musacchio &amp; Flavio Ianniello.</em></p> ]]>
2015-04-17T20:00:00 2015-04-18T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Beautiful Thing]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Direct from a sell-out West End run, Beautiful Thing is a glorious urban love story between two young men set on an inner city housing estate.

Tuesday 21 April - Saturday 9 May 2015

Tickets: £10.50 - £28.50

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company, Curve Theatre Leicester and Tom O’Connell for QNQ present

Author: Jonathan Harvey

Age Rating: 12+


<p>Direct from a sell-out West End run</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Mp8jH1F957o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Nikolai Foster’s celebrated anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey’s modern comedy classic Beautiful Thing returns in 2015 to make audiences laugh and cry in equal measure.</p> <p>Starring multi-award winning actress <strong>Charlie Brooks</strong>, (<em>Janine Butcher</em> in <em>EastEnders</em>), <strong>Thomas Law</strong>,(<em>EastEnders</em>, <em>The World’s End</em>) and <strong>Sam Jackson</strong>, (<em>Skins, Kes</em>). </p> <p><strong>Beautiful Thing</strong> is a glorious urban love story between two young men set on an inner city housing estate. It tells the story of teenager Jamie’s relationship with classmate and neighbour, Ste. Together the two boys find comedy, warmth and the music of Mama Cass through their loud-mouthed next door neighbour, Leah. Jonathan Harvey wittily combines comedy with drama in his critically acclaimed award-winning play. <strong>Beautiful Thing</strong> truly captures what it is to be a teenager and to fall in love.</p> <p>Directed by Nikolai Foster</p> ]]>
2015-04-21T19:45:00 2015-05-09T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Blood]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 A 21st century urban love story.

Thursday 23 April - Saturday 25 April 2015

Tickets: £10 (£8 Concessions)

Production Company: Tamasha and Belgrade Theatre Coventry present

Director: Esther Richardson

Author: Emteaz Hussain

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. An assured debut. ,rn. Time Out on _Sweet Cider_ , ,<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. Tamasha means commotion or creating a stir, and _Sweet Cider_ does just that. The fact that this is Emteaz Hussain’s dramatic debut is even more stirring as it displays remarkable maturity and lyrical grace. ,rn. What's On Stage on _Sweet Cider_ ,


<p><iframe width="600" height="320" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/m9g6RYZaVJg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em>Love ain’t something you just say</em><br /> <em>Just this word</em><br /> <em>It’s something you do</em></p> <p>Caneze meets Sully in the college canteen. The heat rises over triple chilli sauce in Nando’s. She makes her move in the sweet smoke of a shisha bar. A touchpaper is lit… but neither of them bargained on the lengths to which her brother would go to keep them apart. <em>Blood</em> is a heartfelt new play by the writer of Tamasha’s <em>Sweet Cider</em>.</p> ]]>
2015-04-23T20:00:00 2015-04-25T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Musicians of Bremen]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 An enchanting new production for children and their adults, with fabulous puppets, an innovative stage set and a brilliant musical soundtrack

Saturday 2 May 2015 at 11am & 1.30pm

Tickets: Adults £8, Children £7

Production Company: Adapted by Sea Legs Puppet Theatre

Duration: Duration: 45 minutes + 15 minute “Meet the Puppets” session

Age Rating: Suitable for ages 3+


<p>What happens to old toys when nobody loves them any more? There is a place where they are sorted into those who will find new homes, and those who will never be loved or played with again.</p> <p>A worn out toy donkey, a push along dog, a bedraggled cat and a mechanical cockerel find themselves in just such a place. Rather than waiting to find out their fate, they escape and run away to Bremen Town to try their luck as musicians. So begins the greatest adventure of their lives in this classic fairytale of friendship and courage.</p> <p>Toy Story meets the Brothers Grimm in this enchanting new production for children and their adults. Told with fabulous puppets, an innovative stage set and a brilliant musical soundtrack!</p> ]]>
2015-05-02T11:00:00 2015-05-02T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Amsterdam]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 a funny and exciting story of one woman’s search for love.

Friday 8 May 2015 at 8pm

Tickets: £11 (£9 Concessions)

Author: Chanje Kunda

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. Amsterdam is so lively and moving that there can be no barriers to audiences having a very good time indeed.' ,rn. What's On Stage , ,rv. Chanje exceeds all expectations as a one-woman performer. ,rn. Mancunion , ,<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. Chanje Kunda will become one of your closest friends whilst opening you up to step out of your own comfort zone. ,rn. Afridiziak , ,rv. A black Shirley Valentine. ,rn. Western Park Gazette ,


<p>Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ can’t compare to the magic that exists in the night and dark with him … </p> <p>Adapted from her own book of poems, <em>Amsterdam</em> is a funny and exciting story of one woman’s search for love. It explores what happens when you abandon your responsibilities to chase your dreams. With the obligatory disapproving mother, the adrenalin of excitement and adventure, it takes the audience on a voyage into the unknown. </p> <p>Humour, danger and mesmerising beauty combine in a show not to be missed.</p> ]]>
2015-05-08T20:00:00 2015-05-08T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Live & Local 2.0]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 A showcase celebrating Nottingham’s Rising Young & Diverse Musicians.

Saturday 9 May at 8pm

Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions)

Promoter: Cultural Vibrations presents

Age Rating: All ages


<p>A showcase celebrating Nottingham&#8217;s Rising Young &amp; Diverse Musicians.</p> <p>16yr old <a href="https://soundcloud.com/iamstarz"><strong><span class="caps">IAMSTARZ</span></strong></a> has created her own distinctive atmospheric indie sound with influences of Kate Bush, Bjork &amp; Frank Ocean. With her unique vocals combined with her mature songwriting style, she has transfixed audiences from all backgrounds. </p> <p>23yr old <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdMCYuFBPDo"><strong><span class="caps">EMILY</span> <span class="caps">FRANKLIN</span>&#8217;S</strong></a> dynamic fusion of styles ranging from funk to country alongside her irrepressible humour creates a memorable and lively performance. She is inspired by the likes of Nina Simone, Talking Heads &amp; Mykki Blanco.</p> <p><span class="caps">YMCA</span> Digital presents <a href="https://soundcloud.com/the-young-creatives"><strong><span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">YOUNG</span> <span class="caps">CREATIVES</span></strong></a> – a collective featuring the next generation of upcoming musicians who perform in a fruitful mix of genres and styles.</p> ]]>
2015-05-09T20:00:00 2015-05-09T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Stewart Francis: Pun Gent ]]> 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[Richard Alston Dance Company ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Richard Alston Dance Company returns with a knock-out new programme showcasing Alston’s world renowned choreography.

Tuesday 12 May 2015 at 8pm

Tickets: £15 - £19

Reviews: rv. A vivid performance with elegant shapes and punchy formations. ★★★★ ,rn. Guardian , ,rv. It’s quite the tour de force, driven by intense yet precise performances by the excellent Liam Riddick and Nancy Nerantzi. ★★★★ ,rn. Evening Standard , ,rv. Utterly exhilarating. ,rn. Sunday Times , ,rv. So what does it take to have the Festival Theatre cheering full-throated approval? The Richard Alston Dance Company, that’s what. ★★★★★ ,rn. The Herald , ,rv. A sensational execution of tension and repose. ★★★★★ ,rn. Morning Star , ,rv. Alston and Ajani Johnson-Goffe join forces in Nomadic, a vivid performance with elegant shapes and punchy formations. ★★★★ rn. Guardian , ,rv. A delightful section of synchronised hip hop brought an energising buzz that left me wanting more. ★★★ ,rn. Telegraph , ,rv. It is sharp, slick and airily effervescent, changing mood to respond to the diverse impulses of the music, ranging from thrilling to threatening; soulful to sombre. ,rn. London Dance , ,rv. (Lawrance) rides the music with lush, turbulent dance, but at the same time nailing the febrile, hollow intensity of Liszt’s own myth-making performance as the great Romantic lover and artist. ★★★★ rn. Guardian , ,rv. Burning sets the sizzle factor alight. ★★★★★ ,rn. The Herald , ,rv. Thrillingly captures the thrust and thunder of all-consuming passion. It’s a dazzling display of controlled complexity from the pair, with some gravity-defying leaps and precise floor work. ★★★★★ ,rn. Morning Star , ,rv. Alston and Ajani Johnson-Goffe join forces in Nomadic, a vivid performance with elegant shapes and punchy formations. ★★★★ rn. Guardian , ,rv. A delightful section of synchronised hip hop brought an energising buzz that left me wanting more. ★★★ ,rn. Telegraph , , , , , , ,


<p>Proudly celebrating its twentieth year, <strong>Richard Alston Dance Company</strong> returns with a knock-out new programme showcasing Alston’s world renowned choreography.</p> <p>Richard Alston’s brand new piece, Nomadic, explores the meeting point between Romanian gypsy music and electronic sound, taking his famous musicality into unchartered territory. </p> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>A vivid performance with elegant shapes and punchy formations. <span class="last">★★★★</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>Guardian </cite></p> </blockquote> <p>Burning, Martin Lawrance’s latest piece, is inspired by the Dante Sonata of Franz Liszt, played live onstage. It’s an intensely dramatic dance, greeted with rapture by critics and audiences alike.</p> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>It’s quite the tour de force, driven by intense yet precise performances by the excellent Liam Riddick and Nancy Nerantzi. <span class="last">★★★★</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>Evening Standard </cite></p> </blockquote> <p>In his classic Overdrive, Alston takes up the pulsating rhythm of modern Californian composer Terry Riley’s music and runs with it to the wire.</p> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>Utterly <span class="last">exhilarating.</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>Sunday Times</cite></p> </blockquote> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>So what does it take to have the Festival Theatre cheering full-throated approval? The Richard Alston Dance Company, that’s what. <span class="last">★★★★★</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>The Herald</cite></p> </blockquote> <h2>Tickets</h2> <p>£15, £17, £19 <br /> Bargain seats £11 <br /> Under 26s &amp; schools £9.50 </p> ]]>
2015-05-12T20:00:00 2015-05-12T20:00:00
<![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
<![CDATA[Ballet Boyz: theTALENT ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 BalletBoyz are back with a brand new show for 2015.

Thursday 14 May 2015 at 8pm

Tickets: £13 - £21

Reviews: rv. …like a smooth deep breath interrupted by a kick to the ribs. (_The Murmuring_) ,rn. Evening Standard , ,rv. Mesmerics…moves bodies with an unfailing verve and wit. ,rn. Financial Times , ,rv. A wonderfully bonded ensemble who move with passion and presence… ,rn. The Times , ,rv. A triumphant return for the prodigal sons. ,rn. TimeOut


<p><strong>BalletBoyz</strong> are back with a brand new show for 2015. </p> <p>Under the direction of former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn <span class="caps">OBE</span> and William Trevitt <span class="caps">OBE</span>, <strong>theTALENT</strong> has become one of the hottest dance tickets around boasting rave reviews and sell out performances around the world.</p> <p>This show features two new commissions from leading British choreographers, <em>The Murmuring</em> by Alexander Whitley and <em>Mesmerics</em> by Christopher Wheeldon.</p> <p>Performed by the incredible all male cast of 10 dancers, <strong>theTALENT</strong> promises an evening of style, excitement and muscular grace. </p> <p>Watch the trailer <a href="https://vimeo.com/119441054">here</a>.</p> <h2>Tickets</h2> <p>£13, £17, £19, £21<br /> Rate for Groups 8+ £19 on £21 seats and £17 on £19 seats</p> ]]>
2015-05-14T20:00:00 2015-05-14T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Ministry of Science Live]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 _Ministry of Science Live_ is not your ordinary science show – it comes with a bang.

Saturday 16 May 2015 at 2pm & 6pm

Tickets: £13.50 (Family ticket* £48)


<p><strong><span class="caps">WARNING</span>. <span class="caps">WARNING</span>.</strong> </p> <p><strong>This is a public safety announcement…</strong> </p> <p>Please keep your head firmly on your shoulders, and your arms, legs and feet inside the ride at all times – <em>Ministry of Science Live</em> is about to explode onto a stage near you soon! </p> <p><em>Ministry of Science Live</em> is not your ordinary science show – it comes with a bang. It comes with a whoosh. But most of all is comes with a hovercraft built on stage…. Oh, and a Human Cannon too! From the creative team behind Brainiac Live and a whole load of other explosive science shows, the new production takes an anarchic approach to science communication whilst looking at the inventors and engineers who have shaped and inspired the modern world that we live in. From Liquid Nitrogen frozen flowers to Hydrogen Bottle Rockets. From Buzz Aldrin to Virgin Galactic. From a cat food tin to the Hovercraft. From the discovery of Methane to the invention of the Battery. Join the team and the voiceover from above (X Factor’s Peter Dickson) as they take you on a journey using demonstrations and a few loud bangs to lead the way. </p> <p><strong>100% Educational. 200% Anarchic. 300% Explosive. Fingers in ears advised…</strong> </p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/ministryscience">www.facebook.com/ministryscience</a><br /> Twitter: @ministryscience</p> <p>*Family tickets are not available online. To book, please call Box Office on 0115 941 9419.</p> ]]>
2015-05-16T14:00:00 2015-05-16T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Wanderlust]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Gramophones are back and this time bring together a touching assortment of remarkable stories collected from people all over Britain.

Friday 22 & Saturday 23 May 2015

Tickets: £11 (£9 Concessions)

Production Company: The Gramophones present


<p>Armed each with a Dictaphone and a pair of wellies, three women began a search to satisfy their lust for adventure. Hunting in forgotten corners of the country they each hoped to bring back the most exciting tale. What they found instead was something better.</p> <p><strong>Wanderlust</strong> brings together a touching assortment of remarkable stories collected from people all over Britain. A lady with twinkling eyes tells of her heroic journey of survival, an adventurer is lost on Ben Nevis battling against the snow and a man in a wicker chair remembers his dancing days with fondness. Wanderlust weaves stories together using humour, verbatim and beautiful live music to take the audience on an uplifting journey.</p> <p>Following their five star show End to End about their unusual journey across Britain, The Gramophones received an enormous amount of heartfelt stories scribbled on the back of postcards. This inspired them to embark on a journey into rural communities on board mobile libraries to collect stories right from people’s doorsteps.</p> ]]>
2015-05-22T20:00:00 2015-05-23T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Harder They Laugh]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 After their success last summer, Upfront Comedy are back with The Harder They Laugh.

Sunday 31 May at 2015 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £16 (£13 Concessions, £12 Early Bird, offer until Sunday 15 March 2015)


<p>After their success last summer, <em>Upfront Comedy</em> are back at the Playhouse with <strong>The Harder They Laugh</strong>. An international comedy and music showcase hosted by The Real McCoy stars Eddie Nestor and Robbie Gee, the show introduces near the knuckle humour from <em>3 Non Blondes</em> star Ninia Benjamin, jockish jokes from Florida’s Sean G, silly asides from boxer turned comic Glazz Campbell, and a special music set from lovers rock queen Sandra Cross, showcasing her 20 years of soulful hits.</p> <h2>Early Bird Tickets</h2> <p>Customers who reserve tickets before or on Sunday 15 March 2015 and therefore receive the Early Bird rate must pay for their tickets by Sunday 15 March 2015. This includes group bookings.</p> ]]>
2015-05-31T19:30:00 2015-05-31T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Mrs McMoon]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 You have been cordially invited to Mrs McMoon's house for an entertaining tea party.

Mrs McMoon

Saturday 6 June at 11am & 1.30pm

Tickets: Adults £8, Children £7

Production Company: Katie Cooper & Worboys Productions Present

Age Rating: Age 3+


<p>You have been cordially invited to Mrs McMoon&#8217;s house for an entertaining tea party. Please bring mischief, surprise &amp; laughter. Singing flowers, scrumulumptious biscuits and a Scottish jig are all just a door knock away.</p> <p>Set in the warm surroundings of her cosy old living room where tea is brewing and the smell of freshly baked cookies tickle your nostrils. “A cuddle a day keeps the blues away!” says Mrs McMoon.</p> <p>Through the medium of immersive, engaging and interactive storytelling, let a sweet old lady take you by the hand to explore a world of brave and daring adventures.</p> <p><em>&#8220;This was storytelling at its purest and most comforting.&#8221;</em><br /> <strong>FringeReview</strong></p> <p><em>&#8220;Mrs McMoon is a cheekily lovely engaging character.&#8221;</em><br /> <em>&#8220;Children were completely engrossed in the fast paced plot&#8221;</em><br /> <em>&#8220;Fun, colourful and warm, bright and well paced.&#8221;</em> <br /> <strong>Total Theatre</strong></p> ]]>
2015-06-06T11:00:00 2015-06-06T13:30:00
<![CDATA[An Evening with David Sedaris]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Following a sell-out UK 2014 tour, masterful comic writer David Sedaris is back with a brand new show.

Monday 8 June 2015 at 7.15pm

Tickets: £27

Duration: 90 minutes

Reviews: rv. David Sedaris isn’t a stand-up, or even much of a showman. But in his own dry and unassuming way, he’s one of the finest comic talents currently living on this planet. ,rn. The Guardian , ,rv. He has a Bennett-like way with a pause, and pitch perfect comedy timing… ,rn. Scotsman ,★★★★ , ,rv. Profanity seldom sounds this refined, phrases so expertly massaged, or laughs so lovingly engineered. ,rn. The Herald ,★★★★ , ,rv. No, Sedaris isn’t a stand-up, but he’s certainly a masterful comic writer, whose modest delivery brings his words to hilarious life. ,rn. Chortle ,★★★★ ,


<p>You may have heard him on the hugely popular <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 series <em>Meet David Sedaris</em> or you might be one of the millions worldwide who have read one of his many books. Now, after three sell-out runs in London, two sell-out Edinburgh Fringe Festival stints and a sell-out UK 2014 tour; David Sedaris will once again set out across the UK in June 2015.</p> <p><strong>Please note: Doors open at 5.45pm for a pre-show book signing and there will also be a post-show book signing.</strong></p> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>David Sedaris isn’t a stand-up, or even much of a showman. But in his own dry and unassuming way, he’s one of the finest comic talents currently living on this <span class="last">planet.</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>The Guardian</cite></p> </blockquote> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>He has a Bennett-like way with a pause, and pitch perfect comedy <span class="last">timing…</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>Scotsman<br /> ★★★★</cite></p> </blockquote> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>Profanity seldom sounds this refined, phrases so expertly massaged, or laughs so lovingly engineered. </p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>The Herald<br /> ★★★★</cite></p> </blockquote> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>No, Sedaris isn’t a stand-up, but he’s certainly a masterful comic writer, whose modest delivery brings his words to hilarious life. </p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>Chortle<br /> ★★★★</cite></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-06-08T19:15:00 2015-06-08T19:15:00
<![CDATA[MADD Gala Showcase 2015]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 MADD present their annual showcase which promises to be a vibrant evening of entertainment.

Friday 19 & Saturday 20 June 2015

Tickets: Full price £20, Under 18s £16.50

Dance company / producer: Midland Academy of Dance & Drama


<p><span class="caps">MADD</span> College Nottingham celebrating its 48th year, is proud to present its Annual Gala Showcase featuring performances by the Full Time Students on the 3 Year Professional Musical Theatre Diploma Course. Directed by Olivier Award Nominee Emma Clayton assisted by leading professionals from the Performing Arts Industry. If you are looking for a night of sheer entertainment complete with a live Band then this is definitely one show you don’t want to miss!</p> ]]>
2015-06-19T19:30:00 2015-06-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Aliens Love Underpants ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 This zany and hilarious tale based on the best-selling children’s book is wonderfully brought to life on stage.

Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 June 2015

Tickets: £13.50

Production Company: Big Wooden Horse & Nick Brooke Limited present

Duration: Duration: 50 mins

Age Rating: Ages 3+

Reviews: rv. An excellent show for the entire family. ,rn. Primary Times , ,rv. Close encounter of the most entertaining kind! ,rn. Metro


<p><em>Aliens love underpants</em><br /> <em>Of every shape and size</em><br /> <em>But there are no underpants in space</em><br /> <em>So here&#8217;s a big surprise!</em></p> <p>This zany and hilarious tale based on the best-selling children’s book is wonderfully brought to life on stage. With stunning effects, madcap action, original music (and lots of aliens of course!) this fantastically fresh and funny production will delight the whole family.</p> <p>You&#8217;ll laugh your <span class="caps">PANTS</span> off!</p> <p>Based on the book by Claire Freedman &amp; Ben Cort<br /> Adapted &amp; directed by Adam Bampton-Smith</p> ]]>
2015-06-23T13:30:00 2015-06-24T16:30:00
<![CDATA[Ballet Black - Triple Bill]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Ballet Black presents a triple bill, featuring Mark Bruce’s The Second Coming.

Ballet Black

Friday 26 June at 8pm

Tickets £17 - £9, Under 26s £9


<p>Join Ballet Black for their latest story ballet, The Second Coming a gothic fairytale created by award-winning choreographer, Mark Bruce&#8230;</p> <p>The Ruler looks over the world he has created. In his court he creates creatures in his own image. In the dark forest below he creates savages. One night, with the aid of his Angel assistant, the Ruler visits the savages, and, leading a maiden into a trance, has her bear him a son. The son grows in the forest. The son is gifted and worshipped by the savages until they have fed off him so much they destroy him. As the son&#8217;s soul leaves the forest he takes with him the memory of a serpent woman he loves. The son is welcomed into the kingdom of his father but he rejects this &#8211; believing the earthly love he felt to be more true. The son and his lover are condemned to descend into an underworld where they make their own kingdom, from which one day they will emerge to stake their own claim on all things.</p> <p>This triple bill also features <em>To Fetch a Pail of Water?</em> by emerging choreographer, <strong>Kit Holder</strong> (Birmingham Royal Ballet) and Ballet Black&#8217;s 2009 ballet, <em>Depouillement</em>, created by <strong>Will Tuckett.</strong></p> <p><em>&#8220;The Company have never looked better.&#8221;</em> <br /> <strong>The Independent</strong></p> ]]>
2015-06-26T20:00:00 2015-06-26T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Horne Section]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Horne Section brings its indomitable fanfare to Nottingham Playhouse.

The Horne Section

Friday 3 July at 8pm

Tickets: £15


<p>The first band to ever host <strong><em>Never Mind The Buzzcocks</em></strong> are rolling into town with brand new barnstorming show. </p> <p>Hot on the heels of their <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 series, four years of sell out shows in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and West End – expect a heady mix of spontaneous stand-up, spectacular performance and outlandish musical talent led by the brilliant comedian Alex Horne. </p> <p>Gathering together the UK&#8217;s finest musicians and throwing them together on stage with the world’s most exciting comics, The Horne Section brings its indomitable fanfare to Nottingham Playhouse. </p> <p><em>&#8220;An absolute blast&#8221;</em> ★★★★★ <br /> <strong>The Metro</strong></p> <p><em>&#8220;Wildly entertaining welding of stand-up comedy and big bang music&#8221;</em> <br /> <strong>The Guardian</strong></p> <p><em>&#8220;A riotous splicing of live music and comedy&#8221;</em> <br /> <strong>The Observer</strong></p> ]]>
2015-07-03T20:00:00 2015-07-03T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Festival of the Spoken Nerd - Just for Graphs]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 The science comedy phenomenon returns, and this time they're off the chart!

Festival of the Spoken Nerd

Wednesday 21 October 2015 at 8pm

£16 (£14 concessions)


<p>The science comedy phenomenon returns, and this time they&#8217;re off the chart. Join acclaimed stand-up mathematician <strong>Matt Parker</strong>, experiments maestro <strong>Steve ‘Danger’ Mould</strong> and geek songstress <strong>Helen Arney</strong> for graph-a-minute fun on an unprecedented linear scale.</p> <p>Last year’s smash hit <em>Full Frontal Nerdity</em> was &#8220;great, funny, clever… even the heckles at this terrific show are smart&#8221; *★★★★ (The Scotsman). Since then, the Nerds have appeared across TV and Radio, at the Hammersmith Apollo and in their own peer-reviewed <span class="caps">DVD</span> &#8211; recorded at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre. </p> <p>Watch the “resplendently geeky trio” (The Times) as they Excel themselves in a new show packed with explosive live experiments and statistically significant laughter. Will they stay on-trend, or lose the plot completely?</p> <p>Warning: Contains graph-ic material only suitable for ages 15+. </p> <p><em>&#8220;A riotously funny show about science… brimming with unashamed geekery&#8221;</em><br /> <strong>Three Weeks</strong></p> <p><em>&#8220;Charm and perky curiosity is in its <span class="caps">DNA</span>&#8221;</em> <br /> <strong>Guardian</strong></p> <p><em>&#8220;Harnesses comedy to highlight what is fun – and funny – about science&#8221;</em> <br /> <strong>New Scientist</strong></p> ]]>
2015-10-21T20:00:00 2015-10-21T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Due to exceptional demand Lee Nelson’s brand new show has been extended into autumn 2015!

Lee Nelson

Sunday 15 November 7.30pm

Tickets: £21


<p>Due to exceptional demand Lee Nelson’s brand new show has been extended into autumn 2015! You may have seen him host Live at The Apollo, caught him singing on The X Factor, or trying to board the plane to the World Cup with the England squad, now come and experience the world through Lee’s eyes as he takes on the big issues: family, fatherhood, politics… and the true value of the Cadbury&#8217;s Creme Egg.</p> <p><em>“Never less than ingenious. . . a seamlessly entertaining touring show”</em> <br /> <strong>The Times</strong></p> <p><em>“Comedy Genius”</em><br /> <strong>Daily Mirror</strong></p> ]]>
2015-11-15T19:30:00 2015-11-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Dave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point* (*The PowerPoint) ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 The wonderfully innovative comedy mind is back with a brand new live show.

Thursday 19 November 2015 at 8pm

£25

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 Dave Gorman <em>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> ]]>
2015-11-19T20:00:00 2015-11-19T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Pam Ann: Queen of the Sky]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Pam Ann’s caustic wit knows no boundaries so fasten your seat belts and prepare for take-off.

Saturday 21 November 2015 at 8pm

Tickets: £22 - £28

Reviews: rv. Pam Ann is right up there with Joan Rivers in her spontaneity and the audience loves it. ,rn. Times Sq. Chronicle , ,rv. A delicious comic creation. ,rn. The Independent , ,rv. Like being held hostage on a plane filled with laughing gas. ,rn. The Telegraph , ,rv. Our favourite foul-mouthed trolley dolly. ,rn. QX Magazine


<p>The world’s favourite International Air Hostess, <strong>Pam Ann</strong> is back in the UK with a new show for 2015. Pam Ann’s caustic wit knows no boundaries so fasten your seat belts and prepare for take-off – she’s <strong>Queen of the Sky</strong> and it’s guaranteed to be a turbulent flight.</p> <p>Hilarious, often shocking and totally politically incorrect, <strong>Pam Ann</strong> keeps things lively and nail bitingly unpredictable as she takes off her pristine white gloves and delivers an unrelenting barrage of “shoot-from-the-lip” observations. </p> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>Pam Ann is right up there with Joan Rivers in her spontaneity and the audience loves <span class="last">it.</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>Times Sq. Chronicle</cite></p> </blockquote> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>A delicious comic <span class="last">creation.</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>The Independent </cite></p> </blockquote> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>Like being held hostage on a plane filled with laughing <span class="last">gas.</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>The Telegraph</cite></p> </blockquote> <blockquote class="pullquote"> <div class="quote"><p>Our favourite foul-mouthed trolley <span class="last">dolly.</span></p></div> <p class="cites">&mdash; <cite>QX Magazine</cite></p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Please note this show contains jokes that some people may find offensive.</strong> </p> ]]>
2015-11-21T20:00:00 2015-11-21T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Dick Whittington]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Laugh, shout and sing along with next year's Playhouse pantomime adventure

Friday 27 November 2015 - Saturday 16 January 2016

Tickets from: £25.50 (Family ticket £75)

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company presents


<p>Join us for <em>Dick Whittington</em>, the story of a poor country lad who sets out into the big wide world to seek his fortune, along with his amazing rat-catching cat. But are the city street’s really paved with gold? And was the path to happily-ever-after ever an easy one?</p> <p>Kenneth Alan Taylor returns to direct next year’s magical Christmas panto – with glittering scenery, fabulous frocks and mesmerizing musical numbers, <em>Dick Whittington</em> is a whirl-wind adventure for all the family.</p> <p>After all, it wouldn’t be Christmas without the Playhouse panto!</p> <p><a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/family/dick-whittington-relaxed-performance/"><strong>Relaxed Performance:</strong> Tuesday 12 January 2016 at 1.30pm. Click here to book.</a></p> <p><strong>Please note that the £75 family ticket is only available for Monday &#8211; Thursday performances and excludes the period 21 December 2015 – 2 January 2016. Family tickets are however available for the following performances:</strong><br /> Friday 4 December 2015 at 1pm and 5.50pm<br /> Friday 11 December 2015 at 1pm and 5.30pm<br /> Friday 18 December 2015 at 1pm and 5.30pm</p> <p>Friday 8 January 2016 at 5.30pm<br /> Saturday 9 January 2016 at 1pm and 5.30pm</p> <p>*Family tickets cannot be booked online. To book, please call Box Office on 0115 941 9419. 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.</p> <p><strong><em>Please note</em></strong>: <em>Ticket prices are guaranteed until Tuesday 17 March 2015, after which point we reserve the right to change ticket prices. Backstage Pass members, group bookers, schools bookings and family tickets will not be affected by this pricing. <strong>Some ticket prices may increase if demand is high so we strongly advise early booking for popular shows</strong>.</em></p> ]]>
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<![CDATA[Dick Whittington - Relaxed Performance ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relaxed performance of Dick Whittington, especially for people with learning disabilities and their families.

Tuesday 12 January 2016 at 1.30pm

Tickets: £10


<p>We are proud to present a relaxed performance of Dick Whittington, the story of a poor country lad who sets out into the big wide world to seek his fortune, along with his amazing rat-catching cat. But are the city street’s really paved with gold? And was the path to happily-ever-after ever an easy one? Featuring everything you have come to love about playhouse pantomimes – dazzling costumes, stunning sets, mischievous fun and thrilling musical numbers that will excite the whole party but in a version designed to avoid sensory overload or anxiety.</p> <h3>What is a Relaxed Performance?</h3> <p>We are delighted to present a performance especially for people with learning disabilities and their families and carers so that everyone can enjoy the magic of the Nottingham Playhouse Pantomime, in an environment that is comfortable and supportive. Carefully created for people with on the autistic spectrum, or with a learning disability, sensory or communication disorder relaxed performances are also great for those with dementia. We’ll reduce elements of surprise and bangs, crashes and flashes will be kept to a minimum. The house lights will be partially up throughout and noise and moving around the auditorium is no problem. Finally, ‘chill-out’ areas will be available before, during and after the performance.</p> <p>Prior to the performance, there will be a Social Story available to download. Ask us about familiarisation visits, wheelchair access and disabled parking by emailing <a href="mailto://access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk">access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk</a> or calling box office. </p> ]]>
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