Nottingham Playhouse - Upcoming events http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/events/rss/ Upcoming events at Nottingham Playhouse en-gb <![CDATA[Elements]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Sandra Taylor School of Dance celebrates 35 years of dance excellence with their 2015 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="320" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/H1DMcHUTzsw" 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 2015 at 8pm

Tickets: £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

Reviews: rv. _"A beloved tale of the riverbank, energetically retold with great comic timing."_ ★★★★ , ,rn. *The Stage*


<p><iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/120677787" width="600" height="400" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <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><em>&#8220;A beloved tale of the riverbank, energetically retold with great comic timing.&#8221;</em> ★★★★ <br /> <strong>The Stage</strong></p> ]]>
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

Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions)


<p>East meets West as Dance4 joins forces again with Dancexchange for this cross-regional celebration of youth dance. </p> <p><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[Dracula]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 A beautifully written play following the traditional plot from the Bram Stoker classic.

Dracula

Wednesday 15 - Saturday 18 April 2015

Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions)

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Advanced Youth Theatre

Author: Liz Lochhead


<p><strong>Liz Lochhead&#8217;s</strong> beautifully written play follows the traditional plot from the Bram Stoker classic. What is Dracula missing, and why does he need to control and destroy others to fill that void?</p> <p>The <strong>Advanced Youth Theatre</strong> present a contemporary Dracula in a gothic world full of blood, passion, death and adventure.</p> ]]>
2015-04-15T19:30:00 2015-04-18T19:30:00
<![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.

Candoco - The Show Must Go On

Friday 17 & Saturday 18 April 2015 at 8pm

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><strong><em>The Show Must Go On</em></strong> by Candoco Dance Company and choreographer <strong>Jérôme Bel</strong> comes to Nottingham Playhouse after a recent critically-acclaimed run at Sadler&#8217;s Wells. Click through the Storify below to see pictures from the show and audience and press reactions from London!</p> <div class="storify"><iframe src="//storify.com/wearedance4/candoco-dance-company-the-show-must-go-on/embed?template=slideshow" width="100%" height="750" frameborder="no" allowtransparency="true"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/wearedance4/candoco-dance-company-the-show-must-go-on.js?template=slideshow"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/wearedance4/candoco-dance-company-the-show-must-go-on" target="_blank">View the story &#8220;Social Media reacts to Candoco Dance Company &amp; Jerome Bel&#8217;s &#8216;The Show Must Go On&#8217;&#8221; on Storify</a>]</noscript></div> <p><br /> </p> <p><em>The Show Must Go On</em> is one of the iconic works in the career of French choreographer <strong>Jérôme Bel</strong>. 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> <p><em>&#8220;The choreography crackles with an energy that makes you realise just how versatile, how unstinting, the dancers are. Wow!&#8221;</em><br /> <strong>The Herald</strong></p> <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: Age Guidance 12+


<p>Direct from a sell-out West End run!</p> <p><iframe width="600" height="340" 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> <h2><span class="caps">CAST</span></h2> <p>Sandra <strong>Charlie Brooks</strong><br /> Ste <strong>Thomas Law</strong><br /> Jamie <strong>Sam Jackson</strong><br /> Tony <strong>Gerard McCarthy</strong><br /> Leah <strong>Vanessa Babirye</strong></p> <h2><span class="caps">CREATIVE</span> <span class="caps">TEAM</span></h2> <p>Writer <strong>Jonathan Harvey</strong><br /> Director <strong>Nikolai Foster</strong><br /> Set and Costume Designer <strong>Colin Richmond</strong><br /> Lighting Designer <strong>Ben Cracknell</strong><br /> Sound Designer <strong>George Dennis</strong><br /> Casting Director <strong>Kay Magson <span class="caps">CDG</span></strong></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.

Blood

Thursday 23 April - Saturday 25 April 2015

Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions)

Production Company: Tamasha and Belgrade Theatre Coventry present

Author: Emteaz Hussain

Age Rating: Age guidance 14+

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>, and directed by <strong>Esther Richardson</strong> (<em>How to Breathe</em>),</p> ]]>
2015-04-23T20:00:00 2015-04-25T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Beautiful Thing - Pay What You Can Performance]]> 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.

Beautiful Thing - Pay What You Can

Wednesday 29 April 2015 at 7.45pm

Pay What You Can!


<h2>This performance of Beautiful Thing is a &#8216;Pay What You Can&#8217; performance.</h2> <p>We’re proud that coming to see a production at Nottingham Playhouse is already very reasonable, but thanks to a partnership between us and the Nottingham Post, great theatre is now even more accessible with our Pay What You Can performances.</p> <p>Join us for Beautiful Thing on Wednesday 29 April at 7:45pm and pay&#8230;whatever you can. <strong>1p, 50p, £1, £5;</strong> whatever you can afford to give us, that’s what the tickets cost for that performance. All you need to do in advance is <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/mmlib/includes/sendapplicationfile.php?id=3703"><strong>download and print out the Pay What You Can form here.</strong></a> Then fill it out and bring it with you to the Box Office on Wed 18 Feb, along with however much money you want to pay for your ticket!</p> <p><strong>Tickets will only be available to purchase on the day of the performance, in person from Box Office and cannot be bought online or over the telephone. Box Office will be open from 10am and tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis and issued in sequence. No choice of ticket is possible. Tickets are limited to two per person. Payments must be made in cash only. Tickets cannot be exchanged to other performances or refunded. Subject to availability. If you have mobility requirements or use a wheelchair please contact Nottingham Playhouse Box Office on 0115 941 9419 on Wednesday 29 April only.</strong></p> <p>Direct from a sell-out West End run!</p> <p><iframe width="600" height="340" 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> <h2><span class="caps">CAST</span></h2> <p>Sandra <strong>Charlie Brooks</strong><br /> Ste <strong>Thomas Law</strong><br /> Jamie <strong>Sam Jackson</strong><br /> Tony <strong>Gerard McCarthy</strong><br /> Leah <strong>Vanessa Babirye</strong></p> <h2><span class="caps">CREATIVE</span> <span class="caps">TEAM</span></h2> <p>Writer <strong>Jonathan Harvey</strong><br /> Director <strong>Nikolai Foster</strong><br /> Set and Costume Designer <strong>Colin Richmond</strong><br /> Lighting Designer <strong>Ben Cracknell</strong><br /> Sound Designer <strong>George Dennis</strong><br /> Casting Director <strong>Kay Magson <span class="caps">CDG</span></strong></p> ]]>
2015-04-29T19:45:00 2015-04-29T19:45:00
<![CDATA[1997]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 This timely political comedy comes to the Nottingham Playhouse ahead of May's General Election.

1997

Friday 1 May 2015 at 7pm

Tickets: £3


<p>In 1997 Jarvis Cocker had just wafted his bum at Michael Jackson, Monica Lewinsky was still on everyone&#8217;s lips, New Labour sounded like a good idea, Britpop meant everything and Tony Blair was universally loved.</p> <p>This timely political comedy by Ian Oxlade comes to the Nottingham Playhouse between the April release of Blur&#8217;s new album <strong><em>The Magic Whip</em></strong> and <strong>May&#8217;s General Election.</strong> </p> <p>It&#8217;s 2015 and a local agent for the Labour Party tries to win big by invoking the spirit of Blair and Campbell&#8217;s famous 1997 victory only to find himself challenged by a mysterious agent provocateur by the name of Damon.</p> <p>Can things only get better?</p> <p><strong>This is a rehearsed reading.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-05-01T19:00:00 2015-05-01T19:00:00
<![CDATA[The 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: 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 , ,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> <p><em>&#8220;Amsterdam is so lively and moving that there can be no barriers to audiences having a very good time indeed.&#8221;</em><br /> <strong>What&#8217;s On Stage</strong></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: £9 (£7 concessions)

Promoter: Cultural Vibrations presents

Age Rating: Suitable for 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> <br /> <strong>The Guardian</strong></p> <p><em>&#8220;Perfectly crafted gags&#8221;</em> <br /> <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: £11 - £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. _"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 , , , , , , , , ,


<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> <p><em>Burning</em>, 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> <p>In his classic <em>Overdrive</em>, Alston takes up the pulsating rhythm of modern Californian composer Terry Riley’s music and runs with it to the wire.</p> <p><em>&#8220;A vivid performance with elegant shapes and punchy formations.&#8221;</em> ★★★★<br /> <strong>Guardian</strong> </p> <p><em>&#8220;It’s quite the tour de force, driven by intense yet precise performances by the excellent Liam Riddick and Nancy Nerantzi.&#8221;</em> ★★★★<br /> <strong>Evening Standard</strong> </p> <p><em>&#8220;Utterly exhilarating.&#8221;</em><br /> <strong>Sunday Times</strong></p> <h2>Pre-show Talk</h2> <p>There will be a <span class="caps">FREE</span> pre-show talk in the Ustinov Room at 7pm. <strong>This talk has a limited number of seats available so please book a place by calling Box Office on 0115 941 9419</strong>. </p> <h2>Under 26s and schools Tickets: £9.50</h2> <p>Please call Box Office to book on 0115 941 9419.</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+


<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><strong>Support: John Archer</strong></p> <p><em>&#8216;Vine is a supreme punmeister.&#8217;</em> <br /> <strong>Time Out</strong></p> <p><em>‘Must-see manic hilarity.’</em> <br /> <strong>Edinburgh Reporter</strong> </p> <p><em>‘Offering line after line of glorious goofing.’</em> <br /> <strong>The Times</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.

Balletboyz

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><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/119441054?color=ffffff&title=0&byline=0&portrait=0" width="600" height="337" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Under the direction of former Royal Ballet dancers <strong>Michael Nunn <span class="caps">OBE</span></strong> and <strong>William Trevitt <span class="caps">OBE</span></strong>, <strong><em>theTALENT</em></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 to be an evening of style, excitement and muscular grace. </p> <h2>Group rate Tickets</h2> <p>Rate for Groups 8+: £19 on £21 seats and £17 on £19 seats. Please purchase these by calling Box Office on 0115 941 9419.</p> ]]>
2015-05-14T20:00:00 2015-05-14T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Made in Nottingham - Young Creative Awards]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A free night of great live entertainment and networking with creative individuals.

Friday 15 May 2015 at 5:30pm

Tickets: Free. Please call Box Office on 0115 941 9419 to book tickets


<p>The <strong>Young Creative Awards</strong> were set up in 2009 to celebrate all the incredible young, creative talent within our city, and put young people in Nottingham on the map.</p> <p>This year the YCA’s see young people take on the theme of Made in Nottingham. On the night you’ll be able to have a look at some of the fabulous entries, network with some brilliant creative individuals, and witness some great live entertainment. And the best bit &#8211; <strong>it’s all free</strong>!</p> <p>It beats watching <em>EastEnders</em> on your tod, don&#8217;t it?</p> <p>Love,<br /> Team <span class="caps">YCA</span></p> <p><strong>Please note: This is a free event but please call Box Office on 0115 941 9419 to book tickets.</strong></p> <p><a href="http://facebook.com/ycreatives">facebook.com/ycreatives</a> / @nottinghamyca / <a href="http://www.youngcreativeawards.org">www.youngcreativeawards.org</a></p> ]]>
2015-05-15T17:30:00 2015-05-15T17:30:00
<![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.

Ministry of Science

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[A Skull in Connemara]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 An uproarious comedy that digs beneath the tranquil surface of life in rural Ireland.

A Skull in Connemara

Friday 22 May - Saturday 6 June 2015

£9.50 - £28.50

Author: Martin McDonagh


<p>Mick Dowd’s wife died seven years ago. An accident it was, so they said. But now the local cemetery’s full; it’s time for a clear-out, and as the spades dig down into the earth of Connemara, might it be more than just bones they find? Might the secrets of seven years ago be exhumed as well?</p> <p>From the Quentin Tarantino of the stage, the writer of <strong><em>In Bruges</em></strong> and <strong><em>Seven Psychopaths</em></strong>, this uproarious comedy digs beneath the tranquil surface of life in rural Ireland. </p> <p><strong>Directed by Nottingham Playhouse Associate Director Fiona Buffini.</strong><br /> <strong>Designed by Linbury Prize-winner Madeleine Girling.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-05-22T19:45:00 2015-06-06T19:45:00
<![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><em>Wanderlust</em></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 <em>End to End</em> about their unusual journey across Britain, <strong>The Gramophones</strong> 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 Government Inspector]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Hilarious physical comedy meets biting social satire in this contemporary version of the Russian classic.

The Government Inspector

Friday 29 and Saturday 30 May 2015

£8 (£6 concessions)

Author: Nikolai Gogol


<p>Hilarious physical comedy meets biting social satire in this contemporary version of Russian classic <strong><em>The Government Inspector</em></strong>. A simple case of mistaken identity brings a small town to its knees, as the chaos and corruption of the Mayor and his inept officials is brutally exposed.</p> <p>Nottingham Playhouse&#8217;s acclaimed <strong>Senior Youth Theatre</strong> brings this electric ensemble comedy to the Neville Studio.</p> ]]>
2015-05-29T19:30:00 2015-05-30T19:30:00
<![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 2015 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £16 (£13 concessions)


<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> ]]>
2015-05-31T19:30:00 2015-05-31T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Kings]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Kings bursts with the chaotic lives lived by a group of men in a Nottingham hostel.

Thursday 4 June 2015 at 7pm

Tickets: £3

Author: Daniel Hoffmann-Gill


<p><strong><em>Kings</em></strong> bursts with the chaotic lives lived by a group of men in a Nottingham hostel. Local writer Daniel Hoffmann-Gill was born and raised in St. Ann’s. </p> <p><strong>This is a rehearsed reading.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-06-04T19:00:00 2015-06-04T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Dead Boy Café]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 A stranger seeks refuge in a café and impacts the life of the owner.

Friday 5 June 2015 at 7pm

Tickets: £3

Author: Grant Corr


<p>After her fiancée disappears time stands still for Janet, but when a stranger seeks refuge in her run down café her life is cracked wide open and time set free. </p> <p><strong>Grant Corr</strong>, originally from Belfast has worked as a secondary school Drama teacher for fourteen years, he has written several stage plays and a short radio play for <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio Ulster. He has an MA in creative writing from City University London. </p> <p><strong>This is a rehearsed reading.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-06-05T19:00:00 2015-06-05T19:00:00
<![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: Suitable for ages 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[Fortnight]]> Various Venues 0.00000000 0.00000000 Something poetic, beautiful and strange is coming to Nottingham.

Fortnight Nottingham

Monday 8 - Sunday 21 June 2015

£20


<p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/120699595?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0" width="600" height="320" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> </p> <p>Something poetic, beautiful and strange is coming to Nottingham. It will encourage you to peel back the layers of where you live. To look for secrets and surprises. To meet someone new. Or hide in a crowd. On Monday 8 June, Fortnight comes to Nottingham. And you are invited&#8230;</p> <p>Fortnight is a two-week, bespoke experience that unfolds in real-time for participants who live in Nottingham. It is a theatrical intervention into the daily lives of those who sign up, that takes place largely via the modes of communication we use everyday (mobile phone, email, and post) and through invitations to interact with objects located throughout the city.</p> <p>Accept the invitation and over the course of two weeks you will receive secret invites, poetic nudges and mysterious communications that will ask you to look again and look anew at the way you navigate the journeys through your home; through your city. It’s not a play. It’s not a game. It’s a series of fireworks and you have the matches; what you choose to do with the matches is up to you.</p> <h2>A few terms and conditions&#8230;.</h2> <p>In order to participate, you must live in (or have access to a postal address in) Nottingham, UK in postcodes <strong>NG1, NG2, NG3, NG7, NG8, NG9</strong> and you need to be in Nottingham from 8 June to the 21 June.</p> <p>To take part in Fortnight, you first must register at <a href="http://www.fortnightproject.com/registration"><strong>www.fortnightproject.com</strong></a>. Once completed, you will receive a booking link via email from which you can purchase tickets. Tickets will need to be purchased before 5pm on Thursday 4 June.</p> <p>If you have any queries, or need help with this process, please do not hesitate to contact Fortnight here: <a href="mailto:info@fortnightproject.com"><strong>info@fortnightproject.com</strong></a> </p> ]]>
2015-06-08T00:00:00 2015-06-21T00:00:00
<![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: Running time: 90 minutes


<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> <h2><span class="caps">BOOK</span> <span class="caps">SIGNING</span></h2> <p>Please note: Doors open at 5.45pm for a pre-show book signing and there will also be a post-show book signing.</p> <p><em>&#8220;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.</em>&#8220;<br /> <strong>The Guardian</strong></p> <p><em>&#8220;He has a Bennett-like way with a pause, and pitch perfect comedy timing…&#8221;</em> ★★★★<br /> <strong>Scotsman</strong></p> <p><em>&#8220;Profanity seldom sounds this refined, phrases so expertly massaged, or laughs so lovingly engineered.&#8221;</em> ★★★★<br /> <strong>The Herald</strong></p> ]]>
2015-06-08T19:15:00 2015-06-08T19:15:00
<![CDATA[The Siege]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Inspired by the true stories of a group of fighters, The Siege is a gripping piece of theatre.

Wednesday 10 & Thursday 11 June 2015 at 8pm

Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions)

Production Company: The Freedom Theatre of Jenin

Duration: Running time: 80 mins - no interval


<p>May 2002. Spring in Bethlehem. A group of armed men seek sanctuary in one of the world’s holiest sites as the Israeli army closes in with helicopters, tanks and snipers. Along with the fighters are some 200 priests, nuns and civilians. The siege lasts for 39 days, paralyzing the center of Bethlehem and keeping tens of thousands under curfew. </p> <p>In the spring of 2015, The Freedom Theatre from Jenin Refugee Camp, occupied Palestine, will embark on its first-ever UK tour with <strong>The Siege</strong>. It is inspired by the true stories of a group of fighters, now exiled across Europe, who in the height of the second Intifada became leading actors in an event that with time has taken on almost mythical proportions.</p> <p>The Freedom Theatre is one of Palestine’s leading cultural centres with the first professional theatre school in the West Bank and acclaimed theatre productions that tour locally and internationally. It has been described as one of the world&#8217;s most revolutionary artistic platforms, with cultural resistance at the core of all its work. </p> ]]>
2015-06-10T20:00:00 2015-06-11T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Gedling Ballet School]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Gedling Ballet School celebrates the start of its 30th year with a showcase of a variety of different dance forms.

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 June 2015

Tickets: £12.50


<p>Gedling Ballet School, based in Carlton &amp; Gedling, celebrates the start of its 30th year with a showcase of Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Tap Dance, with pupils from 3 years of age upward.</p> ]]>
2015-06-13T19:00:00 2015-06-14T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Special Flight]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A unique film screening to mark National Refugee Week.

Wednesday 17 June 2015 at 7pm

Tickets: FREE (please reserve via booking link)

Certificate: TBC


<p>Running Time: 1hr 34mins<br /> Director: Fernand Melgar<br /> Subtitled</p> <p>A unique film screening to mark <strong>National Refugee Week</strong>.</p> <p>Switzerland still carries out special flights, where passengers are chained to their seats for 40 hours at worst. They are accompanied by police officers and immigration officials. The passengers are flown to their native countries, where they haven&#8217;t set foot in in up to twenty years, and where their lives might be in danger. Children, wives and work are left behind in Switzerland. Near Geneva, in Frambois prison, live 25 illegal immigrants waiting for deportation. They are offered an opportunity to say goodbye to their families and return to their native countries on a regular flight, escorted by plain-clothes police officers. If they refuse this offer, the special flight is arranged fast and unexpectedly. The stories behind the locked cells are truly heartbreaking.</p> ]]>
2015-06-17T19:00:00 2015-06-17T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Animal Farm]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Playhouse Ensemble present George Orwell’s ageless satire.

Animal Farm

Thursday 18 and Friday 19 June 2015 at 7.45pm

Tickets: £7

Production Company: Playhouse Ensemble

Author: George Orwell, adapted by Peter Hall, with lyrics by Adrian Mitchell and music by Richard Peaslee


<p><strong>“To the prosperity of Manor Farm! More profit for fewer people! More profit in fewer hands!”</strong></p> <p>With each approaching election, and every revolution, comes new hope for a better future. The Playhouse Ensemble (Nottingham Playhouse’s Community theatre company) present <strong>George Orwell’s ageless satire</strong> that explores revolution, democracy, friendship and betrayal alongside capitalism and its propaganda.</p> <p>This play contains scenes that may be disturbing to some audience members. </p> <h2><span class="caps">CREATIVE</span> <span class="caps">TEAM</span></h2> <p>Director Allie Spencer<br /> Assistant Director Amanda Hall<br /> Designer Dorrie Scott</p> <p><strong>This amateur production of “Animal Farm (Hall)” is presented by special arrangement with <span class="caps">SAMUEL</span> <span class="caps">FRENCH</span>, <span class="caps">LTD</span>.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-06-18T19:45:00 2015-06-19T19:45:00
<![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[Andy Hamilton - Change Management]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Award winning comedian and comedy writer Andy Hamilton is back with a brand new solo stage show.

Andy Hamilton

Thursday 22 October 2015 at 8pm

Tickets: £21 (£19 concessions)


<p>In his 60 years on this planet, comedy writer and performer <strong>Andy Hamilton</strong> has experienced many changes. For instance, he was once a 6’4”-tall professional basketball player, until a tree fell on him. But, of course, change is an inescapable part of the human condition. Why? Is that fair? Some changes are good, some bad. Why can’t they be more clearly labelled? How did we end up working longer hours? Where did all the sparrows go?</p> <p>If you’re feeling flustered because of flux, Andy will teach you how to cope with the changes we have seen and the changes yet to come. Contains mild peril.</p> <p>During the past few years Andy and his writing partner Guy Jenkin have co-created, written and directed the hit <span class="caps">BBC</span> 1 sitcom <strong><em>Outnumbered</em></strong> and the acclaimed 2014 UK feature film <strong><em>What We Did on Our Holiday</em></strong>. Their impressive back catalogue includes Channel 4&#8217;s <strong><em>Drop The Dead Donkey</em></strong>.</p> <p>Andy is also renowned for his long-running <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 sitcom <strong><em>Old Harry&#8217;s Game</em></strong> and as a panel regular on <strong><em>The News Quiz</em></strong> and <strong><em>I&#8217;m Sorry I Haven&#8217;t A Clue.</em></strong> </p> ]]>
2015-10-22T20:00:00 2015-10-22T20:00:00
<![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

Age Rating: Suitable for ages 16+

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> ]]>
2015-11-27T19:30:00 2016-01-16T19:30:00
<![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> ]]>
2016-01-12T13:30:00 2016-01-12T13:30:00