50 Years at Wellington Circus: Into the Present

2010 Based on a hit Continental rock’n’roll comedy, Giles Croft’s production Forever Young sees favourite Playhouse faces play geriatric versions of themselves in a future where the theatre has become a nursing home, and proves so popular that it is revived the following two years; On the Waterfront appears at the Hong Kong Arts Festival

2011 The Playhouse spearheads a major citywide festival of European Arts and Theatre in neat11; Michael Pinchbeck’s new play The Ashes reclaims Bodyline bowler Harold Larwood as a local hero

2012 Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Notts County FC, Diary of a Football Nobody is the mainstage debut of screenwriter William Ivory at the venue that first encouraged his writing; Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men provides Giles Croft with the best Box Office performance of any drama in Playhouse history

2013 Nottingham Playhouse celebrates the 50th birthday of its Grade II* listed building by rededicating its studio theatre in memory of John Neville; Giles Croft’s production of The Kite Runner is the European stage premiere of the much-loved story by Khaled Hosseini; Steven Berkoff’s Oedipus plays at Spoleto Festival USA; the theatre announces both the region’s first staging of Richard III since his rediscovery in a Leicester car park and the final appearance of Kenneth Alan Taylor’s celebrated dame in Jack and the Beanstalk