Nottingham Playhouse - Upcoming events http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/events/rss/ Upcoming events at Nottingham Playhouse en-gb <![CDATA[Bikeology]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Journalist, television presenter and best-selling author Ned Boulting presents his acclaimed ride through the world of Bikeology.

Thursday 23 November 2017 at 8pm

Tickets: £21


<p>Journalist, television presenter and best-selling author Ned Boulting presents his acclaimed ride through the world of Bikeology, featuring brand new tales from life in the cycling lane, as well as the inside scoop from Ned’s time at the 2017 Tour de France. </p> <p>What drives the cyclist (apart from a sturdy, well-oiled chain) to such ecstasies of endurance? What curious, deep-rooted passions are aroused by the sight of a simple pair of padded shorts? And what on earth is a derailleur? </p> <p>From the humble commuter to the winner of the Tour de France*, Boulting takes an off-centre look at what it means to ride a bike, drawing on his own underwhelming adventures in the saddle to his fourteen summers spent hurtling around France in pursuit of the sport’s biggest names including no less than Cavendish, Wiggins, Froome and of course Armstrong. </p> <p>A breakneck descent through the history of the sport followed by a lung-bursting climb into the present day &#8211; all two-wheeled life is here. Keep your wits about you, as you might find yourself up on stage to compete in Ned’s search for the nation’s Number 1 Bikeologist!</p> <p>*Ned Boulting has never tested positive for performance enhancing substances</p> <p><strong>An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.</strong></p> ]]>
2017-11-23T20:00:00 2017-11-23T20:00:00
<![CDATA[NO SUCH THING AS A FISH]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join popular podcast team as they serve up their pick of the most bizarre, extraordinary and hilarious facts discovered over the last 7 days.

No Such Thing As A Fish

Friday 24 November 2017 at 8pm

Tickets: £19 (£17 concessions)


<p>Join Dan Schreiber, Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski and James Harkin on the first leg of their brand new UK tour as they serve up their pick of the most bizarre, extraordinary and hilarious facts known to man.</p> <p>The award-winning podcast No Such Thing As A Fish gets 1.2 million downloads a week, has been transformed into the spin-off topical BBC2 TV series No Such Thing As The News and was named one of iTunes’s top ten most downloaded podcasts of 2016.</p> <p><strong><em>&#8220;Knowledge-packed and riotously funny&#8221;</em></strong> <br /> The Times</p> <p><strong><em>&#8220;This intelligent quartet serve as a welcome reminder that comedy does not have to be dumb&#8221;</em></strong><br /> Evening Standard</p> <p><strong>May contain strong language and adult themes.</strong><br /> <strong>An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.</strong></p> ]]>
2017-11-24T20:00:00 2017-11-24T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn for an evening of Teutonic jolliness at its best.

Friday 5 May & Saturday 25 November 2017 at 8:00pm

Tickets: £18.50

Duration: Running time: Approx 2 hours (including 20 min interval)

Age Rating: Age Guidance: 16+


<h3><span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">PERFORMANCE</span> ON <span class="caps">FRI</span> 5 <span class="caps">MAY</span> IS <span class="caps">SOLD</span> <span class="caps">OUT</span> &#8211; <span class="caps">NEW</span> <span class="caps">DATE</span> <span class="caps">ADDED</span> <span class="caps">SAT</span> 25 <span class="caps">NOV</span></h3> <p>Join German Comedy Ambassador <strong>Henning Wehn</strong> for an evening of Teutonic jolliness at its best. After his last show tackled those well-known staples of light entertainment that are the British obsession with home ownership and the self-serving nature of most fundraising efforts, this time Henning’s having an unbiased look at immigration. He also wonders, if, generally speaking, people are competent. Luckily in his case this doesn’t matter as either he’s funny or he lives up to a national stereotype. It’s a win-win situation. Come along. Or else.</p> <p><em>“Very entertaining and very accessible”</em> <br /> <strong>The Scotsman</strong></p> <p><em>“Forget about the Euro, Henning hits the Mark”</em> <br /> <strong>Nottingham Post</strong></p> <p><em>“His accent is not so much German as indescribable”</em> <br /> <strong>Daily Mail</strong></p> <p>Henning’s latest TV appearances include presenting <em>An Immigrant&#8217;s Guide To Britain</em> (Channel 4), <em>Have I Got News For You</em> (BBC1), <em>Live At The Apollo</em> (BBC2), <em>Would I Lie To You</em> (BBC1), <em>Bake Off &#8211; Extra Slice</em> (BBC2), <em>The Road To Rio</em> co-presented with Mark Watson (six part series for Dave and 70+ territories worldwide) and various <em>8 Out Of 10 Cats</em> and <em>8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown</em> (Channel 4).</p> <p><strong>Please note: you can have your tickets posted to you for an additional £1.</strong></p> ]]>
2017-05-05T20:00:00 2017-11-25T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Cinderella]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 The most enchanting pantomime of all - have a ball with Cinderella at Nottingham Playhouse!

Friday 1 December 2017 - Saturday 20 January 2018

Tickets: From £23 (Family ticket from £100)

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company presents


<p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eT5waV8MXDQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>A dashing prince is hosting a ball and Cinderella would give anything to go, but her stepmother and sisters have other plans. Can Cinderella escape their clutches and, with the help of her Fairy Godmother and best friend Buttons, find true love? </p> <p>Expect sumptuous costumes, magnificent scenery and a coachload of hilarity, slapstick, song and dance in Kenneth Alan Taylor’s magical Cinderella. Our traditional family-friendly panto is &#8220;a Midlands institution&#8221; (The Guardian). Prepare to boo, hiss and cheer – oh yes you will! – in this perfect festive treat. </p> <p><strong>Tickets start from £23. Book early to get the best prices. Ticket prices may be subject to change.</strong></p> <h3>Family Tickets</h3> <p>Family tickets from £100. To book, please call Box Office on 0115 941 9419. A family ticket is not available on group bookings and is for <strong>four people maximum per household</strong>, with a <strong>maximum of two adults</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/your-visit/playhouse-bar-and-kitchen/playhouse-kitchen/all-day-panto-menu/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1036.8562.Cinderella17menu/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h3>Groups</h3> <p><strong>Save up to 20%</strong> on tickets when booking as a group of 10 or more, <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/your-visit/group-visits/aladdin-groups-packages/"><strong>find our more here.</strong></a> <br /> For information about <strong>Youth Group</strong> visits, <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/your-visit/group-visits/youth-groups/"><strong>find out more here.</strong></a> </p> <h3>Schools</h3> <p>Tickets for school pupils are £11 each with 1 free teacher ticket with every 10 bought. <br /> <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/your-visit/school-visits/"><strong>Find out more here.</strong></a></p> <h3>Access </h3> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.6317.BSLInterpretation/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.8998.Captioned/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.4947.AudioDescription/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /><br /> We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production, as well as a <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/family/cinderella-relaxed-performance/">Relaxed Performance</a> and a <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/family/cinderella-dementia-friendly-performance/">Dementia-friendly performance</a>. <br /> Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services. <br /> <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/access/"><strong>Find out more on our Access page.</strong></a></p> <p><strong>An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.</strong></p> <h2><span class="caps">MEMBERS</span> <span class="caps">SAVE</span> 15% – 25% ON <span class="caps">THESE</span> <span class="caps">PERFORMANCES</span> <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1034.8622.PlayhousePassShowPageBadge/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></h2> <h3>Cast and Creative Team</h3> <p>Cinderella <strong>Kelly Agredo</strong><br /> Prince Charming <strong>James Nicholson</strong><br /> Bella (Ugly Sister) <strong>John Elkington</strong> <br /> Donna (Ugly Sister) <strong>Darren Southworth</strong> <br /> Duchess Dowager Devilla <strong>Rebecca Little</strong> <br /> Buttons <strong>Tim Frater</strong> <br /> Fairy Godmother <strong>Claire Storey</strong> <br /> Dandini <strong>Adam Pettigrew</strong><br /> Chorus <strong>Kinden Singh Uppal</strong><br /> Chorus <strong>Trev Neo</strong></p> <p>Director &amp; Writer <strong>Kenneth Alan Taylor</strong> <br /> Designer <strong>Tim Meacock</strong><br /> Lighting Designer <strong>Jason Taylor</strong> <br /> Musical Director <strong>John Morton</strong><br /> Choreographer &amp; Assistant Director <strong>Adele Parry</strong><br /> Sound Designer <strong>Adam P McCready</strong></p> <p><strong>Cinderella is proudly sponsored by</strong> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1036.5858.NCTLogo/200x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="familyartsstandards.com"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/863.9172.FFF/150x150.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> ]]>
2017-12-01T19:30:00 2018-01-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Town Mouse and Country Mouse]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Town Mouse and Country Mouse are so different, how will they ever get along?

Town Mouse and Country Mouse

Wednesday 13 December 2017 - Saturday 6 January 2018

Tickets: £11.50 - Family Tickets available from £31.50. Schools tickets £10.50 each


<p><strong><em>“I&#8217;ve never been away from this farm. Not once! I&#8217;ve really never had an adventure. So maybe I should go?”</em></strong></p> <p>Town Mouse loves the rush and the buzz of the city. Country Mouse prefers the wide open fields and sweet, fresh air of the countryside. They’re so different it looks like they will never get along. And with a cat arriving on the scene, can they resolve their differences before it is too late?</p> <p><strong>Town Mouse and Country Mouse</strong> magically retells Aesop’s fable about the triumph of friendship and the joy of adventure. Lovingly adapted by Robin Kingsland (2016’s <strong><em>The Princess and The Frog</em></strong>), you’ll be transported into a beautifully miniature, mouse-sized world in a show packed full of action, music and singing, with plenty of chances to join in. </p> <p><strong><em>&#8220;A sweet yet thought-provoking tale about the importance of kindness, sharing, politeness and most of all, the unexpected rewards of keeping promises and making new friends.&#8221;</em></strong> <br /> ★★★★★ Mumsnet (<em>The Princess and the Frog</em>, 2016)</p> <p><strong>Age recommendation:</strong> 3 – 8 year olds and their grown ups </p> <h3><a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/your-visit/school-visits/">Schools Tickets</a> </h3> <p>Tickets for schools pupils are £10.50 each. Make your reservation by calling Box Office on 0115 941 9419. </p> <h3>Family Tickets</h3> <p>£31.50 for 3 people with a maximum of 2 adults, £42 for 4 people with a maximum of 2 adults. Not available on group bookings. To book, please call Box Office on 0115 941 9419.</p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1117.9473.TPTF2images2/580x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1117.4373.TPTF2productionimages/580x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /><br /> Production photography by Alan Fletcher taken from <em>The Princess and The Frog</em> (2016).</p> <p><strong>An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.</strong></p> ]]>
2017-12-13T13:15:00 2018-01-06T13:45:00
<![CDATA[Town Mouse and Country Mouse: Relaxed Performances]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relaxed performances of this year's festive show for children aged 3 and up.

Wednesday 20 December at 10:30am & Saturday 30 December at 1:15pm

Tickets: £9.50


<h2><span class="caps">WHAT</span> IS A <span class="caps">RELAXED</span> <span class="caps">PERFORMANCE</span>?</h2> <p>We offer performances that are more relaxed for all those who benefit from a show where loud noises are reduced, elements of surprise are kept to a minimum and moving around the auditorium is not a problem.</p> <p>Relaxed performances are carefully created for people with learning disabilities and their families or carers so that everyone can enjoy the wonder of theatre at Nottingham Playhouse in an environment that is comfortable and supportive. The house lights will be partially up throughout and ‘chill-out’ areas will be available before, during and after a performance. If a familiarisation visit would be helpful, we would be very happy to accommodate this.</p> <p>We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding familiarisation visits, wheelchair access and disabled parking, all you need to do is email <a href="mail2://access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk"><strong>access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk</strong></a>. </p> <h2>About the Show</h2> <p><strong><em>“I&#8217;ve never been away from this farm. Not once! I&#8217;ve really never had an adventure. So maybe I should go?”</em></strong></p> <p>Town Mouse loves the rush and the buzz of the city. Country Mouse prefers the wide open fields and sweet, fresh air of the countryside. They’re so different it looks like they will never get along. And with a cat arriving on the scene, can they resolve their differences before it is too late?</p> <p><strong>Town Mouse and Country Mouse</strong> magically retells Aesop’s fable about the triumph of friendship and the joy of adventure. Lovingly adapted by Robin Kingsland (2016’s <strong>The Princess and The Frog</strong>), you’ll be transported into a beautifully miniature, mouse-sized world in a show packed full of action, music and singing, with plenty of chances to join in. </p> <p><strong><em>&#8220;A sweet yet thought-provoking tale about the importance of kindness, sharing, politeness and most of all, the unexpected rewards of keeping promises and making new friends.&#8221;</em></strong> <br /> ★★★★★ Mumsnet (<em>The Princess and the Frog</em>, 2016)</p> <p><strong>Age recommendation:</strong> 3 – 8 year olds and their grown ups </p> <h2><span class="caps">BOOKING</span> <span class="caps">INFORMATION</span></h2> <p>Tickets are £9.50 for those requiring a relaxed performance, otherwise standard pricing applies. To book please call the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.</p> <p><strong>£9.50 tickets are also available online</strong>: please email <a href="mailto:access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk">access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk</a> for the promotion code. Place this in the promo code box in the top right hand corner of the screen when selecting your tickets. </p> <p>Book groups and wheelchair spaces/transfers via Box Office on 0115 941 9419. </p> <p><strong>An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.</strong></p> <h2><span class="caps">ACCESS</span> <span class="caps">INFORMATION</span></h2> <p>Patrons who require an assisting companion for their visit will receive the second ticket for free. Please call our friendly Box Office team on 0115 941 9419 for more information.</p> <p>There is level access to enter the theatre and a lift providing access to all levels of the theatre from the Box Office foyer. There is access to the auditorium from the lower foyer and via East Circus Street. We can accommodate wheelchair users on row M of the main auditorium.</p> <p>There are 3 accessible toilets at the Playhouse, available on the ground floor, stalls and circle levels.</p> <p>There are parking spaces available to Blue Badge Holders on North Circus Street/East Circus Street. <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/access/access-for-people-with-physical-disabilities/"><strong>Find out more.</strong></a></p> ]]>
2017-12-20T10:30:00 2017-12-30T13:15:00
<![CDATA[Cinderella: Pay What You Can Performance]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A Pay What You Can performance of Nottingham Playhouse's legendary pantomime.

Wednesday 10 January 2018 at 7:30pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can


<h2>This performance of Cinderella is a &#8216;Pay What You Can&#8217; performance.</h2> <p>Live entertainment doesn’t have to cost a fortune. See world-class theatre for the price you can afford with our Pay What You Can performances.</p> <p>Join us for <strong>Cinderella</strong> on <strong>Wednesday 10 January 2018 at 7:30pm</strong> and pay&#8230;whatever you can. <strong>50p, £1, £5;</strong> whatever you can afford to give us, that’s what the tickets cost for that performance. </p> <h2>How does it work?</h2> <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.</strong></p> <p>You will need to fill out a Pay What You Can form at the Box Office on Wednesday 10 January, and bring along however much money you want to pay for your ticket, which you privately place in an envelope. You can also <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/mmlib/includes/sendapplicationfile.php?id=3703"><strong>download and print out the Pay What You Can form in advance here.</strong></a> </p> <p><strong>No choice of ticket is possible. Tickets are limited to four per person or family. 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 10 January 2018 only.</strong></p> <h2>About the Show</h2> <p>A dashing prince is hosting a ball and Cinderella would give anything to go, but her stepmother and sisters have other plans. Can Cinderella escape their clutches and, with the help of her Fairy Godmother and best friend Buttons, find true love? </p> <p>Expect sumptuous costumes, magnificent scenery and a coachload of hilarity, slapstick, song and dance in Kenneth Alan Taylor’s magical Cinderella. Our traditional family-friendly panto is &#8220;a Midlands institution&#8221; (The Guardian). Prepare to boo, hiss and cheer – oh yes you will! – in this perfect festive treat. </p> ]]>
2018-01-10T19:30:00 2018-01-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Abominable Snowman]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 A wonderfully playful and inventive take on this well-known legend blending puppetry, live-music and enchanting storytelling - perfect for ages 3+.

The Abominable Snowman

Saturday 13 January 2018 at 11am and 1:30pm

Tickets: £8 (£7 Children)

Production Company: Moon on a Stick presents

Age Rating: Age Guidance: 3+


<p>Meet the Abominable Snowman in this very silly, very snowy adventure into the mountains. </p> <p>The Abominable Snowman is big and hairy and scary…or is he? With footsteps so big you can fall into them no wonder everyone’s afraid of him. But things are not always as they seem and Snowball isn’t really very scary at all. You&#8217;d be better to call him the Adorable Snowman! </p> <p>A wonderfully playful and inventive take on this well-known legend. Join us as we transform the stage with this charming tale of an unlikely hero. Moon On A Stick blend puppetry, live-music and enchanting storytelling perfect for ages 3+</p> ]]>
2018-01-13T11:00:00 2018-01-13T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Cinderella: Relaxed Performance]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A relaxed performance of this year's pantomime Cinderella.

Wednesday 17 January 2018 at 10:15am

Tickets: From £12


<h2>What Is A Relaxed Performance?</h2> <p>We offer performances that are more relaxed for all those who benefit from a show where loud noises are reduced, elements of surprise are kept to a minimum and moving around the auditorium is not a problem. </p> <p>Relaxed performances are carefully created for people with learning disabilities and their families or carers so that everyone can enjoy the wonder of theatre at Nottingham Playhouse in an environment that is comfortable and supportive. The house lights will be partially up throughout and ‘chill-out’ areas will be available before, during and after a performance. If a familiarisation visit would be helpful, we would be very happy to accommodate this.</p> <p>We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding familiarisation visits, wheelchair access and disabled parking, all you need to do is email <a href="mail2://access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk"><strong>access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk</strong></a>. </p> <h2>Cinderella</h2> <p>A dashing prince is hosting a ball and Cinderella would give anything to go, but her stepmother and sisters have other plans. Can Cinderella escape their clutches and, with the help of her Fairy Godmother and best friend Buttons, find true love?</p> <p>Expect sumptuous costumes, magnificent scenery and a coachload of hilarity, slapstick, song and dance in Kenneth Alan Taylor’s magical Cinderella. Our traditional family-friendly panto is “a Midlands institution” (The Guardian). Prepare to boo, hiss and cheer – oh yes you will! – in this perfect festive treat.</p> <h2>Booking information</h2> <p>Tickets are £12 for those requiring a relaxed performance, otherwise standard pricing applies. </p> <p><strong>£12 tickets are also available online</strong>: please email <a href="mailto:access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk">access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk</a> for the promotion code. Place this in the promo code box in the top right hand corner of the screen when selecting your tickets. </p> <p>Book groups and wheelchair spaces/transfers via Box Office on 0115 941 9419. </p> <p>If you are a Charity, ask about us our Hothouse discounted ticket scheme.</p> <p>An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.</p> <h2>Access information</h2> <p>Patrons who require an assisting companion for their visit will receive the second ticket for free. Please call our friendly Box Office team on 0115 941 9419 for more information.</p> <p>There is level access to enter the theatre and a lift providing access to all levels of the theatre from the Box Office foyer. There is access to the auditorium from the lower foyer and via East Circus Street. We can accommodate wheelchair users on row M of the main auditorium. </p> <p>There are 3 accessible toilets at the Playhouse, available on the ground floor, stalls and circle levels.</p> <p>There are parking spaces available to Blue Badge Holders on North Circus Street/East Circus Street. <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/access/access-for-people-with-physical-disabilities/">Find out more.</a></p> <p><strong>Cinderella is proudly sponsored by</strong> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1036.5858.NCTLogo/200x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> ]]>
2018-01-17T10:15:00 2018-01-17T10:15:00
<![CDATA[Cinderella: Dementia-friendly performance]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A dementia- friendly performance of this year's pantomime Cinderella.

Thursday 18 January 2018 at 2:30pm

Tickets: From £23


<p>The great thing about panto is that it includes songs that go back years. Music stays in the memory. People can join in, sing along and reminisce. This performance is carefully tailored for people with dementia and their families or carers so that everyone can enjoy the wonder of theatre at Nottingham Playhouse in an environment that is comfortable and supportive.</p> <p>A dashing prince is hosting a ball and Cinderella would give anything to go, but her stepmother and sisters have other plans. Can Cinderella escape their clutches and, with the help of her Fairy Godmother and best friend Buttons, find true love?</p> <p>Expect sumptuous costumes, magnificent scenery and a coachload of hilarity, slapstick, song and dance in Kenneth Alan Taylor’s magical Cinderella. Our traditional family-friendly panto is “a Midlands institution” (The Guardian). Prepare to boo, hiss and cheer – oh yes you will! – in this perfect festive treat.</p> <p>We will be working with people living with dementia and their carers to ensure the performance is dementia -friendly. </p> <h2>Here are some of the ways this performance is Dementia Friendly:</h2> <p>• The house lights will be slightly on and the volume of music will be reduced when dialogue is taking place.<br /> • Changing seats during the performance is fine and so is leaving the performance and re-entering. <br /> • This is not a schools performance, so the audience will be quieter. <br /> • There will be additional signage with pictures in the foyers. <br /> • There will be a quiet room, before after and during the show. <br /> • There will be more staff on hand to support. <br /> • A very relaxed attitude to moving around the theatre and making noise.</p> <p>We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding familiarisation visits, wheelchair access and disabled parking, all you need to do is email <a href="mailto:access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk">access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk</a>.</p> <p>Call our Box Office on 0115 941 9419 for more details on Dementia-Friendly Performances.</p> <h3>Are you a charity?</h3> <p>The Nottingham Playhouse HotHouse scheme offers £7 tickets to charities and community groups, helping individuals to access the theatre more easily. To find out if your organisation is eligible contact Rebecca on <a href="mailto:rebeccaj@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk">rebeccaj@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk</a>.</p> <p>An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.</p> <h2>Access information</h2> <p>Patrons who require an assisting companion for their visit will receive the second ticket for free. Please call our friendly Box Office team on 0115 941 9419 for more information.</p> <p>There is level access to enter the theatre and a lift providing access to all levels of the theatre from the Box Office foyer. There is access to the auditorium from the lower foyer and via East Circus Street. We can accommodate wheelchair users on row M of the main auditorium. </p> <p>There are 3 accessible toilets at the Playhouse, available on the ground floor, stalls and circle levels.</p> <p>There are parking spaces available to Blue Badge Holders on North Circus Street/East Circus Street. <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/access/access-for-people-with-physical-disabilities/">Find out more.</a></p> <p><strong>Cinderella is proudly sponsored by</strong> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1036.5858.NCTLogo/200x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> ]]>
2018-01-18T14:30:00 2018-01-18T14:30:00
<![CDATA[Exploring Wonderland]]> Ustinov Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 A trip underground, specially for Playhouse Pass members

Tuesday 23 January - 7.30pm

£5 (members only)


<p>Join the writer and director of <strong>Wonderland</strong> for a guided tour of the lost world depicted in the show.</p> <p>Playwright <strong>Beth Steel</strong> will spend an hour in conversation with Nottingham Playhouse’s Artistic Director <strong>Adam Penford</strong>, who directs our staging of the muscular, ambitious drama whose Hampstead premiere in 2014 made her name. </p> <p>Delve deeper with Beth and Adam into the creation of this remarkable play. <strong>Wonderland</strong> offers a kaleidoscopic glimpse beneath the surface of the 1980s Miners’ Strike, with settings ranging from Welbeck’s coalface to Whitehall’s corridors of power. How did Beth – herself the daughter of a Nottinghamshire miner – meld the personal and political into such gripping drama? And with this major revival marking Adam’s directorial debut at the Playhouse, do she and Adam share a sense of homecoming? </p> <p>This fascinating event is now on sale exclusively to <strong>Playhouse Pass</strong> members at <strong>£5</strong> per ticket. <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership/">Become a <strong>Playhouse Pass</strong> Member today</a> to enjoy <strong>Exploring Wonderland</strong> and many other benefits, including savings of <strong>up to 25%</strong> for every Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company mainstage show.</p> ]]>
2018-01-23T19:30:00 2018-01-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Elkie Brooks: Live In Concert]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 See Elkie perform her biggest hits live, including Pearl’s A Singer, Lilac Wine, Fool (If You Think It’s Over) and Don’t Cry Out Loud.

Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 7:30pm

Tickets: £33.50


<p>See Elkie perform her biggest hits live, including <em>Pearl’s A Singer, Lilac Wine, Fool (If You Think It’s Over), Don’t Cry Out Loud</em> and <em>No More The Fool</em>, as well as many more featured on her recent hit album <em>Pearls – The Very Best Of</em>.</p> <p>In a spellbinding musical experience, Elkie’s emotional ballad renditions, powerhouse blues vocal and trademark impossibly long notes never fail to leave her audience mesmerised. </p> <p><em>“Still one of the Great British voices”</em> <br /> <strong>The Guardian</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.elkiebrooks.com/"><strong>www.elkiebrooks.com</strong></a></p> <p><strong>An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.</strong></p> ]]>
2018-01-24T19:30:00 2018-01-24T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Sing-A-Long-A Beauty And The Beast]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us as we celebrate the brand new adaptation of Disney’s iconic fairy tale with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in!

Thursday 25 January 2018 at 7pm

Tickets: £16 (Adults) and £11 (Children)


<p>Sing-a-Long-a Productions invite you to “be our guest” at <strong>Sing-a-Long-a Beauty and the Beast</strong>. Join us as we celebrate the brand new adaptation of Disney’s iconic fairy tale with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in! </p> <p>This is your chance to sing your heart out to the Disney songs of your childhood such as <em>Be Our Guest, Belle, Gaston</em> and not forgetting <em>Beauty and the Beast</em>. Sing along with Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor and Emma Thompson in this romantic fairy tale and see if you can stop those tears at the end.</p> <p>Our Sing-a-Longa host will start with a pre-show where they will warm up your voices, teach you some hand actions, show you how to use the famous Sing-a-Longa props bag during the film and when to boo the arrogant Gaston and of course judge the fancy dress competition!</p> <p>For those of you who have been abandoned somewhere on a desert island and don’t know the story… Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle&#8217;s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast&#8217;s hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside.</p> <p>So some along and celebrate this “tale as old as time”, dress as your favourite character and get ready to feel part of a real fairy tale.</p> <p><strong>An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.</strong></p> ]]>
2018-01-25T19:00:00 2018-01-25T19:00:00
<![CDATA[The Beautiful Game 2018]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Next Door Dance delves directly into the heart of football and explores why it truly is the people’s game.

Friday 26 & Saturday 27 January 2018

Tickets: £8

Production Company: Next Door Dance


<p>Back by popular demand!</p> <p>Using a backdrop of famous commentary, catchy songs and personal stories, <strong>Next Door Dance</strong> delves directly into the heart of football and explores why it truly is the people’s game.</p> ]]>
2018-01-26T19:30:00 2018-01-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Morgan & West: More Magic for Kids]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West return to the stage with a marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young, old, and everyone in-between!

Saturday 27 January at 2pm

Tickets: £9 (family tickets from £24)

Duration: Running time: 1hr (no interval)

Age Rating: Ages 5+


<p>Time-travelling magicians Morgan &amp; West return to the stage with a marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young, old, and everyone in-between! Expect the unexpected, believe the unbelievable, but do not dare miss the unmissable Morgan &amp; West!</p> <p>Might Mr Morgan manage a whole trick without his partner complaining? </p> <p>Will Mr West ever accept children as real people too?</p> <p>Can everyone’s favourite duo of deception finally find fame, fortune, and a box of fondant fancies?</p> <p>Find out all of this and more in Morgan &amp; West: More Magic For Kids!</p> <p><strong><em>&#8220;Hilarious and good for all ages&#8221;</em></strong><br /> Primary Times</p> <p>★★★★★ <strong><em>&#8220;Brilliantly funny&#8221;</em></strong><br /> ThreeWeeks</p> <p>★★★★ <strong><em>&#8220;Hugely talented&#8221;</em></strong><br /> Daily Mirror</p> <p>★★★★ <strong><em>&#8220;Superbly Crafted&#8221;</em></strong><br /> The Stage</p> <h3><span class="caps">FAMILY</span> <span class="caps">TICKETS</span></h3> <p>Family tickets from £24. To book, please call Box Office on 0115 941 9419. A family ticket is not available on group bookings and is for five people maximum per household, with a maximum of two adults.</p> ]]>
2018-01-27T14:00:00 2018-01-27T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Morgan & West: Time Travelling Magicians]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West bring a magical extravaganza to a millennium near you!

Saturday 27 January 2018 at 8pm

Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions)

Duration: Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes + interval


<p>Great Scott! Time-travelling magicians Morgan &amp; West bring a magical extravaganza to a millennium near you! Not content with their lot as the nineteenth century’s greatest magic duo, this prestidigitatory pair present a conjuring spectacular to the audiences of the modern day.</p> <p>No future is left unseen and no timeline left unaltered as these temporal tricksters burst into the twenty-first century with a show brimming over with baffling magic, unparalleled precognitive powers, and a totally genuine ability to travel through time! An unforgettable evening of magic, mystery, and the unexplainable. </p> <p>★★★★★ <strong><em>&#8220;Brilliantly funny&#8221;</em></strong><br /> ThreeWeeks</p> <p>★★★★ <strong><em>&#8220;Hugely talented&#8221;</em></strong><br /> Daily Mirror</p> <p>★★★★ <strong><em>&#8220;Superbly Crafted&#8221;</em></strong><br /> The Stage</p> ]]>
2018-01-27T20:00:00 2018-01-27T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Fairport Convention]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years.

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Tickets: £26


<p>Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance.</p> <p>This year’s Winter Tour will feature a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and new material from their most recent studio album 50:50@50 celebrating their Golden anniversary. The concerts will also feature an opening performance by the wonderful singer / songwriter duo Winter Wilson, who have become favourites on the folk scene in the UK and as far away as Australia.</p> <p>Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim: the band has won a coveted <span class="caps">BBC</span> Lifetime Achievement Award; Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s groundbreaking album Liege &amp; Lief &#8216;The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time&#8217;; and their story has been celebrated with a major documentary on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Four television. Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.</p> <p>Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music, an evening with Fairport Convention is sure to surprise and delight you.</p> <p><strong><em>&#8220;Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue&#8230; (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves.&#8221;</em></strong> <br /> The Guardian</p> <p><strong><em>&#8220;Vigorous and confident&#8230;the music leapt around the room.&#8221;</em></strong> <br /> The Mirror</p> ]]>
2018-01-30T19:30:00 2018-01-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Wedding]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Internationally acclaimed Gecko’s new show presents an elegant, brutal and thrilling depiction of a dystopian world where people are brides, wedded to society.

Thursday 1 - Saturday 3 February 2018 at 8pm

Tickets: £24 - £8

Production Company: Gecko Theatre

Duration: 90 minutes approx.

Age Rating: 14+ (contains some swearing)


<p><br /> We are all married, bound by a contract. <br /> But what are the terms of this relationship? And can we consider a divorce? </p> <p>Led by Amit Lahav, Gecko’s latest creation is inspired by the complexities of human nature: the struggle between love and anger, creation and destruction, community and isolation. In a blur of wedding dresses and contractual obligations, their extraordinary ensemble of international performers guides audiences through a dystopian world in which we are all brides, wedded to society. </p> <p>Combining movement, imagery and provocative narratives in the company’s trademark style, Gecko’s seventh touring production brings these contracts into question with an emotionally charged and spectacular performance. </p> <p>We all want to believe in our journey, but where are we heading? Is it too late to stop, to go back, to fall in love to start again? </p> <p><em>“There’s a terrific ensemble at work in a show that bursts with the joy of union.”</em> <br /> <strong>The Guardian</strong> </p> <p><em>“Heart pounding drama…get ready to be blown away”</em> ★★★★ <br /> <strong>The Reviews Hub</strong> </p> <p><strong>Post-show discussion: Thu 1 Feb</strong><br /> <strong>Post-show panel discussion: Fri 2 Feb</strong></p> <h4>Schools Tickets</h4> <p>Schools tickets are £11 each (subject to availability). Book now by calling Box Office on 0115 941 9419.</p> <p>Gecko’s education and outreach is a key area of the company’s work and they can provide workshops for <span class="caps">GCSE</span>, A-Level and higher education students. To find out more about booking a workshop with Gecko&#8217;s experienced company members email <a href="mailto:pippa@geckotheatre.com">pippa@geckotheatre.com</a>. <br /> <a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/mmlib/includes/sendapplicationfile.php?id=6255"><strong>Download Resource Pack</strong></a></p> ]]>
2018-02-01T20:00:00 2018-02-03T20:00:00
<![CDATA[MissImp: Consenting Partners]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 What happens when pairs of actors hit the stage without ever having seen a script?

Saturday 3 February 2018 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions)


<p>What happens when pairs of actors hit the stage without ever having seen a script? <strong>Consenting Partners</strong> is the UK’s longest running two-person improv show.</p> <p>For one night only&#8230; witness our brave duos exploring a host of characters, without having learned a single line of dialogue. Funny, weird, creative and unique – this is your chance to see why Nottingham has an international reputation for improvised comedy.</p> <p>This show features some of the Midlands’ finest improvisers, who have honed their skills over many years and, in some cases, over several continents. Theatre has never been so dangerous, raw or exposing.</p> <p>Nottingham’s MissImp is the longest continuously running improvised theatre company outside of London, and in 2018 celebrates its 20th anniversary.</p> <p><strong>This performance may feature themes and language that are unsuitable for under 18s.</strong></p> ]]>
2018-02-03T19:30:00 2018-02-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Wonderland]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Wonderland is a regional premiere, a spirited and uplifting drama written by the daughter of a Nottingham miner.

Friday 9 - Saturday 24 February 2018

Tickets: £37.50 - £8.50

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Present

Author: Beth Steel


<p>Nottinghamshire, 1983. Two 16 year olds wait nervously at the pithead. Guided by a veteran miner, they descend into the brotherhood, banter, searing heat and liquid blue light of Welbeck Colliery. </p> <p>Meanwhile in London, an American <span class="caps">CEO</span> known as The Butcher is brought in to reform King Coal. Pits close and a strike is called. </p> <p>A Tory MP tussles with his leader’s hard line ideology, whilst an eccentric dandy is sent undercover to break up the strike. Cracks appear on all sides as the embattled miners are torn apart trying to protect their livelihoods and families. Nothing will be the same again.</p> <p>Wonderland is a regional premiere, a spirited and uplifting drama written by the daughter of a Nottingham miner. Expect dark humour and tension in Adam Penford’s first play as Artistic Director in this gripping 360° look at the events leading up to and during the miner’s strike.</p> <p>Reviews for Hampstead Theatre’s production:<br /> ★★★★ <strong><em>&#8220;The verve and humanity of the piece are never in doubt”</em></strong> The Telegraph<br /> ★★★★ <strong><em>“Wonderland is theatre of grit and guts”</em></strong> The Times<br /> ★★★★ <strong><em>“moving and timely”</em></strong> The Independent</p> <h2>Creative Team</h2> <p>Writer <strong>Beth Steel</strong><br /> Director <strong>Adam Penford</strong><br /> Designer <strong>Morgan Large</strong><br /> Lighting Designer <strong>Jack Knowles</strong><br /> Movement Director <strong>Naomi Said</strong></p> <h4>Post-Show Discussion &#8211; Thursday 15 February</h4> <p><a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1156.3604.PlayhousePassGeneral/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h2><span class="caps">SPECIAL</span> <span class="caps">MEMBERS</span> <span class="caps">EVENT</span></h2> <p><a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/exploring-wonderland/"><strong>Exploring Wonderland &#8211; Tuesday 23 January at 7pm</strong></a><br /> <br /> </p> <h4>Schools Tickets</h4> <p>School tickets are £12 each (subject to availability). One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased. <br /> Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.<br /> Take a look at our range of <a href="https://cms.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/participation/schools/secondary-schools-and-colleges/jan-aug-2018/wonderland/"><strong>wraparound workshops and sessions for your school</strong></a> in connection with Wonderland.</p> <h4>Groups Tickets </h4> <p>Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on tickets (subject to availability). Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419. </p> <h4>Access </h4> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.6317.BSLInterpretation/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.8998.Captioned/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.4947.AudioDescription/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /><br /> We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production. <br /> Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services. <br /> <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/access/"><strong>Find out more on our Access page.</strong></a></p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1152.3158.TicketSaverBadge/100x100.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /> <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/your-visit/playhouse-saver/"><strong>Want to see it all? Find out more about our Playhouse Saver offer here.</strong></a></p> ]]>
2018-02-09T19:30:00 2018-02-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Wonderland: Pay What You Can Performance ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A Pay What You Can performance of Wonderland: a gripping drama about the miners' strike

Wednesday 14 February at 7.30pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Presents

Author: Beth Steel


<h2>This performance of Wonderland is a &#8216;Pay What You Can&#8217; performance.</h2> <p>Live entertainment doesn’t have to cost a fortune. See world-class theatre for the price you can afford with our Pay What You Can performances.</p> <p>Join us for <strong>Wonderland</strong> on <strong>Wednesday 14 February 2018 at 7.30pm</strong> and pay&#8230;whatever you can. <strong>50p, £1, £5;</strong> whatever you can afford to give us, that’s what the tickets cost for that performance. </p> <h2>How does it work?</h2> <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.</strong></p> <p>You will need to fill out a Pay What You Can form at the Box Office on Wednesday 14 February, and bring along however much money you want to pay for your ticket, which you privately place in an envelope. You can also <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/mmlib/includes/sendapplicationfile.php?id=3703"><strong>download and print out the Pay What You Can form in advance here.</strong></a> </p> <p><strong>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 14 February 2018 only.</strong></p> <h2>About the Play</h2> <p>Nottinghamshire, 1983. Two 16 year olds wait nervously at the pithead. Guided by a veteran miner, they descend into the brotherhood, banter, searing heat and liquid blue light of Welbeck Colliery.</p> <p>Meanwhile in London, an American <span class="caps">CEO</span> known as The Butcher is brought in to reform King Coal. Pits close and a strike is called.</p> <p>A Tory MP tussles with his leader’s hard line ideology, whilst an eccentric dandy is sent undercover to break up the strike. Cracks appear on all sides as the embattled miners are torn apart trying to protect their livelihoods and families. Nothing will be the same again.</p> <p><strong>Wonderland</strong> is a regional premiere, a spirited and uplifting drama written by the daughter of a Nottingham miner. Expect dark humour and tension in Adam Penford’s first play as Artistic Director in this gripping 360° look at the events leading up to and during the miner’s strike.</p> <p>Reviews for Hampstead Theatre’s production:<br /> ★★★★ “The verve and humanity of the piece are never in doubt” The Telegraph<br /> ★★★★ “Wonderland is theatre of grit and guts” The Times<br /> ★★★★ “moving and timely” The Independent</p> ]]>
2018-02-14T19:30:00 2018-02-14T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Mirror Mirror]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 A mischievous take on the ever-popular Snow White, beloved by generations of children.

Saturday 24 February 2018

Tickets: £8 (£7 children)

Production Company: Red Earth Theatre presents

Age Rating: Ages 5+


<p>When Snow White is offered a juicy red apple, by a kind old lady, she is sorely tempted. On the other hand, how does she know it’s not poisoned? She’s nearly been poisoned twice this week already and it’s not pleasant. </p> <p>Join Snow White, as guests at her wedding, and the whole story – magic mirror, wicked stepmother, seven dwarfs and all – will be revealed.</p> <p>A mischievous take on the ever-popular Snow White, beloved by generations of children, Red Earth’s new version of this timeless tale combines beautiful puppets, captivating storytelling and mesmerising sign language. </p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/e4abb1ZuPZc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2018-02-24T12:00:00 2018-02-24T14:45:00
<![CDATA[Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Irish wit and repartee are the order of the day in Ed Byrne's new show.

Wednesday 28 February 2018 at 8pm

Tickets: £25.50

Age Rating: Age guidance: 16+


<p>Ed says: “I originally intended to call the show, “I’ll Millennial You in a Minute”, but my promoter considered the title, “off-puttingly baffling”. That’s my own chainsaw in the photo, by the way.”</p> <p>‘Comedy’s Holy Grail’ Sunday Times</p> <p>Most recently seen on Dara &amp; Ed’s Road To Mandalay and various Mock The Weeks, Ed has become a household name from his multiple <span class="caps">BBC</span> TV appearances. TV career aside, his live work has built up legions of fans. Ed remains the observational stand up to see and his live work is not to be missed!</p> <p><strong>Age guideline 16+</strong> due to adult content</p> <p>✭✭✭✭✭ “A masterful display of the comics art…This is a seamless and perfectly timed show that could stand proudly next to any Izzard, Bailey, Carr or Skinner stadium-filler” <span class="caps">SUNDAY</span> <span class="caps">TIMES</span></p> <p>✭✭✭✭✭ “Hilarious anecdotes! l assure you Ed Byrne is one comedian you should <span class="caps">DEFINITELY</span> see” <span class="caps">EDINBURGH</span> <span class="caps">FESTIVAL</span> <span class="caps">MAGAZINE</span></p> <p>✭✭✭✭ “Jokes come so fast that hecklers don’t have a chance to get a word in edgeways” <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">TIMES</span></p> <p>✭✭✭✭ “Byrne is at the top of his game” <span class="caps">SUNDAY</span> <span class="caps">TELEGRAPH</span></p> <p>✭✭✭✭ “It is rare for a comic to merit the word “masterful” but in this case it is no overstatement” <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">SCOTSMAN</span></p> ]]>
2018-02-28T20:00:00 2018-02-28T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Mark Steel: Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Mark Steel is back with a new show, guaranteed to make the world seem even more mental than it is.

Mark Steel

Friday 2 March 2018 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £16


<p>This time last year, it seemed highly unlikely the UK would vote to leave the EU; we had a reasonable opposition to the Tory Government; Donald Trump was a buffoon who surely wasn’t going to beat Hilary Clinton and Mark was living the married suburban ideal, a year later it’s all gone to absolute shit! But don’t worry, as Mark thinks Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright.</p> <p>Mark’s sell-out show <em>Who Do I Think I Am</em>, revealed his natural father was a world backgammon champion. Now the star of <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4’s <em>Mark Steel’s in Town</em>, and newspaper columnist of the year, is back on the road with a new show, guaranteed to make the world seem even more mental than it is. </p> <p>★★★★ The Guardian<br /> ★★★★ The Independent <br /> ★★★★ Sunday Times<br /> ★★★★ The Scotsman</p> ]]>
2018-03-02T19:30:00 2018-03-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Katie Wright School of Dance - The American Dream]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 This promises to be a fantastic evening of entertainment with students from age 3 years performing Ballet, Modern, Tap, Lyrical, Jazz, Acro and Musical Theatre.

Saturday 3 March 2018

Tickets: £14


<h4><em>Priority booking for this event is currently exclusively available to members. Members must login to book their seats.</em> </h4> <h4><em>If you would like to purchase a <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership">Playhouse Pass</a> and take advantage of this priority booking period</em>, <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership"><em>please click here</em></a>. <em>General booking opens on Friday 8 September at 10am.</em></h4> <p><br /> The students of Katie Wright school of dance present their annual show The American Dream.</p> <p>This promises to be a fantastic evening of entertainment packed with many genres of dance including Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Acro and Musical Theatre.</p> <p>The students range from age 3-16 years and will be showcasing new routines as well as our many successful dances performed at competitions and also our work we will be showcasing at London&#8217;s O2.</p> <p>Please join us for a spectacular evening as we dance our way through the United States of America.</p> ]]>
2018-03-03T18:00:00 2018-03-03T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Our Country's Good]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A comedy and a powerful drama which shows us how we can escape the chains that bind us.

Friday 9 - Saturday 24 March 2018

Tickets: £37.50 - £8.50

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company in Co-Production with Ramps on the Moon

Author: Timberlake Wertenbaker, based on The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally

Age Rating: Age 14+ due to strong language


<p><strong>Our Country’s Good</strong> is both a comedy and a powerful drama which shows us how we can escape the chains that bind us.</p> <p>In 1787, a fleet of ships carrying over 700 convicts set sail on an eight month voyage. When they arrive in Australia, their survival is by no means certain: supplies are running out, the convicts are stealing food or trying to escape and the guards are threatening mutiny.</p> <p><strong>Our Country’s Good</strong> tells the extraordinary true story of a group of convicts and a young officer who rehearse and perform a play – Australia’s first theatrical production. With opposition from the officers and a leading lady who may be hanged, the odds are stacked against them.</p> <p><strong>Our Country’s Good</strong> is a touring production made in co‑production with multi-award winning <strong>Ramps on the Moon</strong>, whose previous collaborations over the last two years include the comedy hit <strong>The Government Inspector</strong> and a critically acclaimed version of The Who’s <strong>Tommy</strong>. The production features the creative use of audio description, captioning and British Sign Language interpretation. For more information visit <a href="rampsonthemoon.co.uk"><strong>rampsonthemoon.co.uk</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Age 14+ due to strong language</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1156.3604.PlayhousePassGeneral/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h2><span class="caps">SPECIAL</span> <span class="caps">MEMBERS</span> <span class="caps">EVENT</span> </h2> <p><a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/our-countrys-good-set-tour/"><strong>Set Tour &#8211; Saturday 17 March 2018 at 2.30pm</strong></a><br /> <br /> </p> <h4>Schools Tickets</h4> <p>School tickets are £12 each (subject to availability). One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased. <br /> Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.<br /> Take a look at our range of <a href="https://cms.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/participation/schools/secondary-schools-and-colleges/jan-aug-2018/our-countrys-good/"><strong>wraparound workshops and sessions for your school</strong></a> in connection with Our Country&#8217;s Good.</p> <h4>Groups Tickets </h4> <p>Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on tickets (subject to availability). Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419. </p> <h4>Access </h4> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.6317.BSLInterpretation/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.8998.Captioned/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.4947.AudioDescription/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /><br /> We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning, Audio Description for all performances for this production. A <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/our-countrys-good-relaxed-performance/"><strong>relaxed performance</strong></a> is also available. <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/access/"><strong>Watch our <span class="caps">BSL</span> flyer or listen to our audio flyer on our Access page.</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Touch Tours</strong> will take place 1 hour before the performance on Friday 16 March and Saturday 24 March matinee. Touch Tours are also available on request, with 2 days notice. Book your place at Box Office when your book your tickets. </p> <h2><span class="caps">CREATIVE</span> <span class="caps">TEAM</span></h2> <p>Director <strong>Fiona Buffini</strong><br /> Designer <strong>Neil Murray</strong><br /> Lighting Designer <strong>Mark Jonathan</strong><br /> Composer/Sound Designer <strong>Jon Nicholls</strong><br /> Associate Director <strong>Simon Startin</strong></p> <p><strong>An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.</strong><br /> (Free of charge for Playhouse Pass members)</p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1152.3158.TicketSaverBadge/100x100.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /> <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/your-visit/playhouse-saver/"><strong>Want to see it all? Find out more about our Playhouse Saver offer here.</strong></a></p> ]]>
2018-03-09T19:30:00 2018-03-24T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Superposition]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Science, sensuality, spirituality, Self. How our bodies mirror the universe through a constellation of particles shimmering within.

Friday 9 March 2018 at 8pm

Tickets £11 (£9 concessions)

Author: Chanje Kunda

Duration: Running time: 1hr (no interval)

Age Rating: Ages 15+


<p><em>“The sun is a flaming cocktail of hydrogen</em><br /> <em>Literally too hot to handle</em><br /> <em>Hot enough to melt a landing probe</em><br /> <em>I have the same fire in me”</em> </p> <p><strong><span class="caps">SUPERPOSITION</span></strong> will take you down the rabbit hole of physics: from the quantum world of the tiny to the expanses of the universe – via a lap dancing club – seeking to answer the big questions in life:<br /> What are the real laws of attraction?<br /> How do we satisfy our longing to connect?<br /> What is my place in the universe?<br /> What makes me, me?</p> <p>A playful journey of discovery: about science; about sensuality; about spirituality; about ourselves and how our bodies magically mirror the universe through a constellations of particles twinkling within us.<br /> Clever, accessible and engaging, Chanje Kunda fuses spoken word, live art and movement to celebrate sensuality, in a paradoxical but hugely entertaining one woman show.</p> <p>Developed With the Lowry &amp; Produced by Michaela Waldram-Jones; originally commissioned by Divergency with Contact, <span class="caps">STUN</span> and hÅb</p> <p>Supported by the National Lottery from the Arts Council England </p> <p>Writer &amp; Performer <strong>Chanje Kunda</strong><br /> Director <strong>Peader Kirk</strong><br /> Lighting <strong>Nigel Edwards</strong><br /> Choreography <strong>Darren Pritchard</strong><br /> Movement Consultant <strong>Fay Warne</strong><br /> Literary Consultant <strong>Malika Booker</strong><br /> Creative Development <strong>Benji Reid</strong><br /> Producer <strong>Michaela Waldram-Jones</strong></p> ]]>
2018-03-09T20:00:00 2018-03-09T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Our Country's Good: Pay What You Can Performance]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Pay What You Can performance of Our Country's Good - a co-production with Ramps on the Moon

Wednesday 14 March at 7.30pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company in Co-Production with Ramps on the Moon

Author: Timberlake Wertenbaker, based on The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally

Age Rating: Age 14 + due to strong language


<h2>This performance of Our Country&#8217;s Good is a &#8216;Pay What You Can&#8217; performance.</h2> <p>Live entertainment doesn’t have to cost a fortune. See world-class theatre for the price you can afford with our Pay What You Can performances.</p> <p>Join us for <strong>Our Country&#8217;s Good</strong> on <strong>Wednesday 14 March 2018 at 7.30pm</strong> and pay&#8230;whatever you can. <strong>50p, £1, £5;</strong> whatever you can afford to give us, that’s what the tickets cost for that performance. </p> <h2>How does it work?</h2> <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.</strong></p> <p>You will need to fill out a Pay What You Can form at the Box Office on Wednesday 14 March, and bring along however much money you want to pay for your ticket, which you privately place in an envelope. You can also <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/mmlib/includes/sendapplicationfile.php?id=3703"><strong>download and print out the Pay What You Can form in advance here.</strong></a> </p> <p><strong>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 14 March 2018 only.</strong></p> <h2>About the Play</h2> <p><strong>Our Country’s Good</strong> is both a comedy and a powerful drama which shows us how we can escape the chains that bind us.</p> <p>In 1787, ships each with over 700 convicts on board set sail on an eight month voyage. When they arrive in Australia, their survival is by no means certain: supplies are running out, the convicts are stealing food or trying to escape and the guards are threatening mutiny.</p> <p><strong>Our Country’s Good</strong> tells the extraordinary true story of a group of convicts and a young officer who rehearse and perform a play – Australia’s first theatrical production. With opposition from the officers and a leading lady who may be hanged, the odds are stacked against them.</p> <p><strong>Our Country’s Good</strong> is a touring production made in co‑production with <strong>Ramps on the Moon</strong>, whose previous collaborations over the last two years include the comedy hit <em>The Government Inspector</em> and a critically acclaimed version of The Who’s <em>Tommy</em>. The production features the creative use of audio description, captioning and British Sign Language interpretation. For more information visit <a href="https://www.rampsonthemoon.co.uk/">rampsonthemoon.co.uk</a></p> ]]>
2018-03-14T19:30:00 2018-03-14T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Our Country's Good: Set Tour]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A chance for Playhouse Pass members to get closer to the action

Saturday 17 March - 2.30pm

£5 (members only)


<p>Find yourself transported to colonial Australia without ever leaving Nottingham, in this special opportunity to explore the set of <strong>Our Country’s Good</strong>. </p> <p>As well as getting up close and personal with the scenery created by Designer <strong>Neil Murray</strong>, you’ll also see behind the scenes of <strong>Timberlake Wertenbaker’s</strong> contemporary classic, which receives a full-scale new staging at <strong>Nottingham Playhouse</strong> in conjunction with <strong>Ramps on the Moon</strong>. </p> <p>Discover how our Associate Director <strong>Fiona Buffini’s</strong> vision of the play has been realised down to the smallest detail, as a guide connected with the show leads you on an access-all-areas insight into its staging.</p> <p>This exclusive set visit is now on sale only to <strong>Playhouse Pass</strong> members for £5 per ticket. <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership/"><strong>Become a Playhouse Pass Member today</strong></a> to access this event and many other benefits, including savings of <strong>up to 25%</strong> for every Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company mainstage show.</p> ]]>
2018-03-17T14:30:00 2018-03-17T14:30:00
<![CDATA[Holes: Members' Preview]]> Nottingham Playhouse 0.00000000 0.00000000 Delve into the world of Stanley Yelnats

Monday 19 March - 6.30pm

£5 (members only)


<p>Artistic Director <strong>Adam Penford</strong> headlines this special opportunity to meet the cast he has chosen for <strong>Louis Sachar’s</strong> much-loved adventure yarn <strong>Holes</strong> and explore the making of the show.</p> <p>Dig deeper into the saga of Stanley Yelnats and his quest for justice with the actors who play Stanley, his gaolers and fellow inmates in the world’s most surreal detention camp. For your eyes only, Adam and his cast will uncover some of the secrets of the production and share how they plan to bring Camp Green Lake to colourful life on stage. Expect behind-the-scenes insights – in spades. </p> <p>This special preview is now on sale only to <strong>Playhouse Pass</strong> members for £5 per ticket. <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership/"><strong>Become a Playhouse Pass Member today</strong></a> to access this event and many other benefits, including savings of <strong>up to 25%</strong> for every Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company mainstage show.</p> ]]>
2018-03-19T18:30:00 2018-03-19T18:30:00
<![CDATA[Our Country's Good: Relaxed Performance ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A relaxed performance of Our Country's Good

Thursday 22 March at 1.30pm

Tickets: £31.50 - £10.50

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company in Co-Production with Ramps on the Moon

Author: Timberlake Wertenbaker, based on The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally

Age Rating: Age 14+ due to strong language


<h3><span class="caps">WHAT</span> IS A <span class="caps">RELAXED</span> <span class="caps">PERFORMANCE</span>?</h3> <p>We offer performances that are more relaxed for all those who benefit from a show where loud noises are reduced, elements of surprise are kept to a minimum and moving around the auditorium is not a problem.</p> <p>Relaxed performances are carefully created for people with learning disabilities and their families or carers so that everyone can enjoy the wonder of theatre at Nottingham Playhouse in an environment that is comfortable and supportive. The house lights will be partially up throughout and ‘chill-out’ areas will be available before, during and after a performance. If a familiarisation visit would be helpful, we would be very happy to accommodate this.</p> <p>We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding familiarisation visits, wheelchair access and disabled parking, all you need to do is email <a href="mailto:access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk">access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk</a>.</p> <h3>Our Country&#8217;s Good</h3> <p>Our Country’s Good is both a comedy and a powerful drama which shows us how we can escape the chains that bind us.</p> <p>In 1787, ships each with over 700 convicts on board set sail on an eight month voyage. When they arrive in Australia, their survival is by no means certain: supplies are running out, the convicts are stealing food or trying to escape and the guards are threatening mutiny.</p> <p>Our Country’s Good tells the extraordinary true story of a group of convicts and a young officer who rehearse and perform a play – Australia’s first theatrical production. With opposition from the officers and a leading lady who may be hanged, the odds are stacked against them.</p> <p>Our Country’s Good is a touring production made in co‑production with Ramps on the Moon, whose previous collaborations over the last two years include the comedy hit The Government Inspector and a critically acclaimed version of The Who’s <strong>Tommy.</strong> The production features the creative use of audio description, captioning and British Sign Language interpretation.* For more information visit <a href="https://www.rampsonthemoon.co.uk/">rampsonthemoon.co.uk</a></p> <h3><span class="caps">BOOKING</span> <span class="caps">INFORMATION</span></h3> <p>Tickets are £12 for those requiring a relaxed performance, otherwise standard pricing applies.</p> <p><strong>£12 tickets are also available online:</strong> please email <a href="mailto:access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk">access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk</a> for the promotion code. Place this in the promo code box in the top right hand corner of the screen when selecting your tickets.</p> <p>Book groups and wheelchair spaces/transfers via Box Office on 0115 941 9419.</p> <p>If you are a Charity, ask us about our <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/your-visit/hotnights/">Hothouse discounted ticket scheme</a>.</p> <p>An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.</p> <h3><span class="caps">ACCESS</span> <span class="caps">INFORMATION</span></h3> <p>Every performance in this production is Captioned, British Sign Language interpreted and audio described. See our <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/access/">access page</a> for information about the production as audio or in British Sign Language. <br /> Patrons who require an assisting companion for their visit will receive the second ticket for free. Please call our friendly Box Office team on 0115 941 9419 for more information.</p> <p>There is level access to enter the theatre and a lift providing access to all levels of the theatre from the Box Office foyer. There is access to the auditorium from the lower foyer and via East Circus Street. We can accommodate wheelchair users on row M of the main auditorium.</p> <p>There are 3 accessible toilets at the Playhouse, available on the ground floor, stalls and circle levels.</p> <p>There are parking spaces available to Blue Badge Holders on North Circus Street/East Circus Street. <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/access/access-for-people-with-physical-disabilities/">Find out more</a>.</p> ]]>
2018-03-22T13:30:00 2018-03-22T13:30:00
<![CDATA[David Baddiel My Family: Not the Sitcom]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A massively disrespectful celebration of the lives of David Baddiel’s late mother and father. Come and be offended on David’s behalf!

Sunday 25 March and Wednesday 27 June 2018 at 7:30pm

Tickets: £26.50

Reviews: _"Compelling to watch both for its unvarnished truth and complicated affection"_ ,*The Guardian* ★★★★ , ,_"Hugely funny…If you’re going to disrespect the dead and the incapacitated, do it like this: truthfully, inventively and, finally, lovingly."_ ,*The Times* ★★★★ , ,_"This is a rare production that boasts side-splitting laughs and also moves people to tears"_ ,*Evening Standard* ★★★★ , ,_"Baddiel launches himself into the Louis CK league of no-holds-barred comedy"_ ,*Metro* ★★★★★ , ,_"An exceptional piece of comedy"_ ,*Den of Geek* ★★★★★


<h4><em>The performance on Sunday 25 March 2018 is sold out. A second date on Wednesday 27 June 2018 has now been added!</em></h4> <p>Following a sold out run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and two critically-acclaimed West End runs, <strong>David Baddiel</strong> takes his Olivier-nominated one-man show to theatres nationwide. </p> <p><strong>My Family: Not the Sitcom</strong> is a show about memory, ageing, infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media, golf, and gay cats. </p> <p>A massively disrespectful celebration of the lives of David Baddiel’s late sex-mad mother, Sarah, and dementia-ridden father, Colin. Come and be offended on David’s behalf! </p> <p><em>&#8220;Hugely funny…If you’re going to disrespect the dead and the incapacitated, do it like this: truthfully, inventively and, finally, lovingly.&#8221;</em><br /> <strong>The Times</strong> ★★★★</p> <p><strong>An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.</strong></p> ]]>
2018-03-25T19:30:00 2018-06-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Holes]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Holes is a multi-award-winning novel that went on to have box office success on the big screen. Louis Sachar’s theatrical version is perfect for both adults and kids.

Saturday 31 March - Sunday 22 April 2018

Tickets: £30.50 - £8.50

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Presents

Author: Louis Sachar


<p>“I’m always in the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s because of my no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealin’-great-great-grandfather.”</p> <p>With generations of bad luck in his family, it’s no surprise to Stanley Yelnats when he finds himself the victim of a miscarriage of justice and sent to Camp Green Lake.</p> <p>Camp Green Lake by name, but certainly not by nature – there’s nothing green and no lake, just a lot of holes populating the barren landscape… He’s told the holes are to ‘build character’ and soon joins fellow inmates in digging one hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, every day.</p> <p>Facing up to the tyrannical Warden (<strong>Kacey Ainsworth</strong>, Little Mo in <em>EastEnders</em>), her two cronies, fearsome rattlesnakes and yellow-spotted lizards, will Stanley and his new friends unearth what’s really going on at Camp Green Lake?</p> <p>Holes is a multi-award-winning novel that went on to have box office success on the big screen. Louis Sachar’s theatrical version is perfect for both adults and kids, promising quality drama with an added shovel full of fun. Including live music and puppetry, this off-beat and quirky adventure romp is a tale of friendship, family and the power of redemption. </p> <p><strong>Starring Kacey Ainsworth in the role of The Warden.</strong><br /> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1157.9866.KaceyAinsworth/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> <h2>Cast and Creative Team</h2> <p>Writer <strong>Louis Sachar</strong><br /> Director <strong>Adam Penford</strong><br /> Designer <strong>Simon Kenny</strong><br /> Lighting Designer <strong>Prema Mehta</strong><br /> Choreographer <strong>Emma Annetts</strong></p> <h4>Post-Show Discussion &#8211; Wednesday 4 April</h4> <p><a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1156.3604.PlayhousePassGeneral/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h2>Special Members Event</h2> <p><a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/holes-members-preview/"><strong>Members Preview &#8211; Monday 19 March</strong></a><br /> <br /> </p> <h4>Schools Tickets</h4> <p>School tickets are £12 each (subject to availability). One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased. <br /> Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.<br /> Take a look at our range of <a href="https://cms.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/participation/schools/secondary-schools-and-colleges/jan-aug-2018/holes/"><strong>wraparound workshops and sessions for your school</strong></a> in connection with Holes.</p> <h4>Groups Tickets </h4> <p>Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on tickets (subject to availability). Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419. </p> <h4>Access </h4> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.6317.BSLInterpretation/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.8998.Captioned/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.4947.AudioDescription/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /><br /> We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production. <br /> Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services. <br /> <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/access/"><strong>Find out more on our Access page.</strong></a></p> <p>Sponsored by Hollygirt School<br /> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1157.3747.HGschool/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1152.3158.TicketSaverBadge/100x100.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /> <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/your-visit/playhouse-saver/"><strong>Want to see it all? Find out more about our Playhouse Saver offer here.</strong></a></p> ]]>
2018-03-31T19:00:00 2018-04-22T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Holes: Pay What You Can Performance ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A Pay What You Can performance of Holes: a family-friendly shovel-full of fun!

Wednesday 4 April at 7pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Presents

Author: Louis Sachar


<h2>This performance of Holes is a &#8216;Pay What You Can&#8217; performance.</h2> <p>Live entertainment doesn’t have to cost a fortune. See world-class theatre for the price you can afford with our Pay What You Can performances.</p> <p>Join us for <strong>Holes</strong> on <strong>Wednesday 4 April 2018 at 7:00pm</strong> and pay&#8230;whatever you can. <strong>50p, £1, £5;</strong> whatever you can afford to give us, that’s what the tickets cost for that performance. </p> <h2>How does it work?</h2> <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.</strong></p> <p>You will need to fill out a Pay What You Can form at the Box Office on Wednesday 4 April, and bring along however much money you want to pay for your ticket, which you privately place in an envelope. You can also <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/mmlib/includes/sendapplicationfile.php?id=3703"><strong>download and print out the Pay What You Can form in advance here.</strong></a> </p> <p><strong>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 4 April 2018 only.</strong></p> <h2>About the Play</h2> <p><em>“I’m always in the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s because of my no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealin’-great-great-grandfather.”</em></p> <p>With generations of bad luck in his family, it’s no surprise to Stanley Yelnats when he finds himself the victim of a miscarriage of justice and sent to Camp Green Lake.</p> <p>Camp Green Lake by name, but certainly not by nature – there’s nothing green and no lake, just a lot of holes populating the barren landscape… He’s told the holes are to ‘build character’ and soon joins fellow inmates in digging one hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, every day.</p> <p>Facing up to the tyrannical Warden, her two cronies, fearsome rattlesnakes and yellow-spotted lizards, will Stanley and his new friends unearth what’s really going on at Camp Green Lake?</p> <p><strong>Holes</strong> is a multi-award-winning novel that went on to have box office success on the big screen. Louis Sachar’s theatrical version is perfect for both adults and kids, promising quality drama with an added shovel full of fun. Including live music and puppetry, this off-beat and quirky adventure romp is a tale of friendship, family and the power of redemption.</p> ]]>
2018-04-04T19:00:00 2018-04-04T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Holes: Relaxed Performance]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Holes is a multi-award-winning novel that went on to have box office success on the big screen. Louis Sachar’s theatrical version is perfect for both adults and kids.

Sunday 15 April at 3pm

Tickets: £30.50 - £8.50

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Presents

Author: Louis Sachar


<h3>What is a Relaxed Performance</h3> <p>We offer performances that are more relaxed for all those who benefit from a show where loud noises are reduced, elements of surprise are kept to a minimum and moving around the auditorium is not a problem.</p> <p>Relaxed performances are carefully created for people with learning disabilities and their families or carers so that everyone can enjoy the wonder of theatre at Nottingham Playhouse in an environment that is comfortable and supportive. The house lights will be partially up throughout and ‘chill-out’ areas will be available before, during and after a performance. If a familiarisation visit would be helpful, we would be very happy to accommodate this.</p> <p>We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding familiarisation visits, wheelchair access and disabled parking, all you need to do is email access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.</p> <h3>Holes</h3> <p>“I’m always in the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s because of my no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealin’-great-great-grandfather.”</p> <p>With generations of bad luck in his family, it’s no surprise to Stanley Yelnats when he finds himself the victim of a miscarriage of justice and sent to Camp Green Lake.</p> <p>Camp Green Lake by name, but certainly not by nature – there’s nothing green and no lake, just a lot of holes populating the barren landscape… He’s told the holes are to ‘build character’ and soon joins fellow inmates in digging one hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, every day.</p> <p>Facing up to the tyrannical Warden, her two cronies, fearsome rattlesnakes and yellow-spotted lizards, will Stanley and his new friends unearth what’s really going on at Camp Green Lake?</p> <p>Holes is a multi-award-winning novel that went on to have box office success on the big screen. Louis Sachar’s theatrical version is perfect for both adults and kids, promising quality drama with an added shovel full of fun. Including live music and puppetry, this off-beat and quirky adventure romp is a tale of friendship, family and the power of redemption. </p> <h3><span class="caps">BOOKING</span> <span class="caps">INFORMATION</span></h3> <p><strong>Tickets are £12 for those requiring a relaxed performance, otherwise standard pricing applies.</strong></p> <p>£12 tickets are also available online: please email <a href="mailto:access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk">access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk</a> for the promotion code. Place this in the promo code box in the top right hand corner of the screen when selecting your tickets.</p> <p>Book groups and wheelchair spaces/transfers via Box Office on 0115 941 9419.</p> <p>If you are a Charity, ask us about our <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/your-visit/hotnights/">Hothouse discounted ticket scheme</a>.</p> <p>An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.</p> <h3><span class="caps">ACCESS</span> <span class="caps">INFORMATION</span></h3> <p>Every performance in this production is Captioned, British Sign Language interpreted and audio described. See our access page for information about the production as audio or in British Sign Language. <br /> Patrons who require an assisting companion for their visit will receive the second ticket for free. Please call our friendly Box Office team on 0115 941 9419 for more information.</p> <p>There is level access to enter the theatre and a lift providing access to all levels of the theatre from the Box Office foyer. There is access to the auditorium from the lower foyer and via East Circus Street. We can accommodate wheelchair users on row M of the main auditorium.</p> <p>There are 3 accessible toilets at the Playhouse, available on the ground floor, stalls and circle levels.</p> <p>There are parking spaces available to Blue Badge Holders on North Circus Street/East Circus Street. Find out more.</p> ]]>
2018-04-15T15:00:00 2018-04-15T15:00:00
<![CDATA[John Robins: The Darkness of Robins]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 John Robins returns reflecting on love, loss and lamenting the fact he can’t break up with himself.

Tuesday 24 April at 7.30pm

Tickets: £16

Age Rating: Age 16+


<h4><em>Priority booking for this event is currently exclusively available to members. Members must login to book their seats.</em> </h4> <h4><em>If you would like to purchase a <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership">Playhouse Pass</a> and take advantage of this priority booking period</em>, <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership"><em>please click here</em></a>. <em>General booking opens on Friday 13 October at 10am.</em></h4> <p><br /> </p> <p>Edinburgh Comedy Award <span class="caps">WINNER</span> 2017!</p> <p>It used to be the Perrier Award and he won it this year!</p> <p><strong>John Robins</strong> – one of the most exciting and distinctive voices in comedy – returns reflecting on love, loss and lamenting the fact he can’t break up with himself.</p> <p>The stand-up, vibe magnet and London’s saddest DJ ™ would love to promise <strong>The Darkness of Robins</strong> won’t be an hour-long yell of a show, but he can’t. He’ll shout, snarl and sneer in his attempts to grapple with life’s fall-outs in what promises to be a pivotal moment in his being. Powerful, angst-ridden comedy at its finest, this is a must-see from one of the UK’s brightest talents.</p> <p>John has firmly established himself on the comedy circuit since his debut in 2005, and with fellow comedian Elis James has enjoyed a meteoric success with <em>The Elis James and John Robins show</em> on Radio X, which, like Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Adam &amp; Joe before them, has spawned one of the UK’s most popular podcasts. The pair recently completed an acclaimed UK tour, selling out Shepherd’s Bush Empire within minutes. </p> <p>He will headline the upcoming series of <em>Live from the <span class="caps">BBC</span></em> (BBC2) and is a regular face on TV, with recent appearances including <em>Mock The Week</em> (BBC2), <em>Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled</em> (Dave) and <em>Russell Howard’s Good News</em> (BBC3). He also has a host of radio credits under his belt including <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4’s <em>The Now Show, The News Quiz and Dilemma.</em></p> <p><strong><em>“full of big hearty laughs”</em></strong> <br /> The Scotsman</p> <p><strong><em>“electric”, “goosebump-inducing”</em></strong> <br /> The Telegraph</p> <p><strong><em>“consistently, uproariously funny”</em></strong><br /> The Guardian</p> <p><strong><em>“a must see”</em></strong> <br /> Reviews Hub</p> ]]>
2018-04-24T19:30:00 2018-04-24T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Sold Out - Joe Lycett: I’m About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 This performance has now sold out - please contact the Box Office on 0115 941 9419 to be added to the waiting list.

Wednesday 25 April 2018 at 8pm

Tickets: £21


<h3>This performance has now sold out &#8211; please contact the Box Office on 0115 941 9419 to be added to the waiting list. </h3> <p>Pop in and see Joe Lycett on his brand new stand-up tour, where he’ll be sharing jokes, paintings and some of the pathetic internet trolling he’s been up to recently. As seen on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, QI and The Royal Variety Performance. </p> <p><em>‘A man who makes funny seem easy’</em><br /> <strong>The Guardian</strong></p> <p><em>‘If you want to bet on the next mainstream stand-up star put your shirt on Joe Lycett’</em><br /> <strong>Evening Standard</strong></p> <p><em>‘Effortlessly funny’</em><br /> <strong>Time Out</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.joelycettcomedy.co.uk">joelycettcomedy.co.uk</a><br /> <a href="http://www.twitter.com/joelycett">@joelycett</a></p> ]]>
2018-04-25T20:00:00 2018-04-25T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Motionhouse - Charge]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Inspired by the incredible role of electricity in the human body, Charge is an electrifying new dance-circus show.

Friday 27 April 2018 at 8pm

Tickets: £18.50 - £12.50


<h4><em>Priority booking for this event opens exclusively available to members on Monday 6 November at 10am. Members must login to book their seats.</em> </h4> <h4><em>If you would like to purchase a <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership">Playhouse Pass</a> and take advantage of this priority booking period</em>, <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership"><em>please click here</em></a>. <em>General booking opens on Friday 10 November at 10am.</em></h4> <p><br /> Inspired by the incredible role of electricity in the human body, Charge is the electrifying new dance-circus show from acclaimed company Motionhouse. From the electrical charge that sparks human life, to the beating of our hearts and the memories we make, six performers use dance and acrobatics to delve deep into the human body, tracing the amazing story of energy in our lives.</p> <p>In this exhilarating multi-media production, digital projections create a magical world on stage where dancers and images interact seamlessly, bringing to life stories of energy in our own bodies. An exciting fusion of art and science, Charge was inspired by work with partners from the University of Oxford on the role of electricity in the human body. Charge is the third element of Kevin Finnan’s Earth Trilogy, developing on themes explored in <strong>Scattered</strong> (2009) and <strong>Broken</strong> (2013) about our relationship with water and the Earth.</p> <p><strong>&#8220;Motionhouse are an immensely appealing company, daring, fun and eager to draw the audience into their world to share the adventure&#8221;</strong><br /> Seeing Dance</p> <p><strong>&#8220;For almost 30 years, Kevin Finnan has been making bold, highly physical dance theatre for Motionhouse… no one makes work even vaguely similar to Finnan’s exciting, absorbing blend of dance theatre, circus and technology&#8221;</strong><br /> Dance Tabs</p> <p><strong>Motionhouse is supported by Arts Council England.</strong></p> ]]>
2018-04-27T20:00:00 2018-04-27T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Richard Herring - Oh Frig I'm 50]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Richard Herring gets to the half century (against all odds) and looks at how his life has changed in the last decade.

Sunday 29 April 2018 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £19


<h4><em>Priority booking for this event opens exclusively to members on Monday 6 November at 10am. Members must login to book their seats.</em> </h4> <h4><em>If you would like to purchase a <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership">Playhouse Pass</a> and take advantage of this priority booking period</em>, <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership"><em>please click here</em></a>. <em>General booking opens on Friday 10 November at 10am.</em></h4> <p><br /> <strong>&#8220;I only regret the people I didn’t have sex with….. And 60% of the people I did have sex with.&#8221;</strong></p> <p>&#8220;Podfather&#8221; (the Guardian) and star of Radio 4’s Relativity, Richard Herring gets to the half century (against all odds) and looks at how his life has changed in the last decade, from irresponsible, single kidult, literally fighting his way through a mid-life crisis, to married father who is mid-way to the telegram from the Queen (though given she will be 140 in 2067, she might forget to send it). </p> <p>Following on from <strong>&#8220;Oh F</strong>**, I’m 40!&#8221;* , this is the second (and let’s face it, almost certainly penultimate) instalment in Herring’s once-a-decade examination of ageing. </p> <p>16+</p> ]]>
2018-04-29T19:30:00 2018-04-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour]]> Experience an evening of extraordinary short films from the world's most prestigious mountain film festival.

Wednesday 2 May 2018 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £14.50 (£13 concessions)


<p>Experience an evening of extraordinary short films from the world&#8217;s most prestigious mountain film festival. </p> <p>Follow the expeditions of some of today&#8217;s most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe.</p> <p>Ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel through an exhilarating collection of the latest films from the most talented adventure film makers of today. An exciting event not to be missed with free prize giveaways! </p> <p>Visit <a href="http://www.banff-uk.com"><strong>www.banff-uk.com</strong></a> for more details.</p> ]]>
2018-05-02T19:30:00 2018-05-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Daliso Chaponda: What The African Said...]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Malawian born stand up was a stand out star from this year’s Britain's Got Talent show.

Thursday 3 May 2018 at 8pm

Tickets: £17


<p>Britain’s Got Talent and Amanda Holden’s golden buzzer act comedian <strong>Daliso Chaponda</strong> has announced his debut stand-up tour for 2018. The Malawian born stand-up was a standout star from this year’s show, capturing the nation&#8217;s hearts and garnering over 8 million Facebook views and 9 million on YouTube. Daliso has also just been confirmed for his own Radio 4 series: <strong><em>Daliso Chaponda: Citizen Of Nowhere.</em></strong></p> <p>Daliso has lived in countries where the press is not allowed to criticise the government, and in others with no libel laws where they can say anything. He has been both a journalist and a jaded newsreader. He is the perfect comedian to discuss what the media has become, which he does in his hilarious new show.</p> <p>The show is about recent news, old news, fake news, and stories that were never quite but <span class="caps">ALMOST</span> were news. It is also a show about the things we say to each other; gossip, tall stories and of course declarations of love. </p> <p><strong>An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.</strong></p> ]]>
2018-05-03T20:00:00 2018-05-03T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Shebeen: In Conversation]]> Ustinov Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 Share the company of the show's creators

Tuesday 8 May - 7.00pm

£5 (members only)


<p>Preview our world premiere production <strong>Shebeen</strong> in the company of its writer and director at this exclusive event for <strong>Playhouse Pass</strong> members. </p> <p><strong>Mufaro Makubika</strong> and <strong>Matthew Xia</strong> will turn back time to a neglected page of Nottingham history. Welcome to late 1950s St Anns, where the air is heavy with rum and calypso – and charged with racial tension.</p> <p>Mufaro will describe the genesis of <strong>Shebeen</strong> and the explorations of Nottingham lore that led him to spin this tale of forbidden gatherings and a community under siege. Meanwhile Matthew will usher you in to the deliriously inviting party scene of 1958, revealing how he is throwing the doors open afresh for the Nottingham crowd of 2018.</p> <p>This one-off event is on sale exclusively to <strong>Playhouse Pass</strong> members, at £5 per place. <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership/"><strong>Become a Playhouse Pass Member today</strong></a> to access this event and many other benefits, including savings of <strong>up to 25%</strong> for every Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company mainstage show.</p> ]]>
2018-05-08T19:00:00 2018-05-08T19:00:00
<![CDATA[The Last Ship]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 The UK premiere of Sting’s personal, political and passionate musical.

Tuesday 8 - Saturday 12 May 2018

Tickets from £10.50

Production Company: Northern Stage in association with Karl Sydow and Kathryn Schenker presents

Author: Sting


<p>The UK premiere of Sting’s personal, political and passionate musical is an epic tale of community, hope and a great act of collective defiance. The Last Ship features an original score with music and lyrics by Sting.</p> <p>Gideon Fletcher , a sailor, returns home from sea to discover the ship-building life he left behind in chaos. The yard is closing and no one knows what will come next. With the engine fired and pistons in motion, picket lines are drawn as foreman Jackie (Jimmy Nail) and his wife Peggy fight to hold their community together in the face of the gathering storm. </p> <p><strong>Music and lyrics by Sting. Directed by Lorne Campbell. Northern Stage in association with Karl Sydow and Kathryn Schenker.</strong></p> <h3>Schools tickets</h3> <p>School tickets are £12 each and available for Tues &#8211; Thurs performances only. </p> <p>Concessions are subject to availability and may be removed at any time.</p> <h2><span class="caps">MEMBERS</span> <span class="caps">SAVE</span> 15% ON <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">TOP</span> <span class="caps">THREE</span> <span class="caps">PRICES</span> AT <span class="caps">THESE</span> <span class="caps">PERFORMANCES</span> <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1034.8622.PlayhousePassShowPageBadge/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></h2> <p><strong>An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.</strong> (Postage free for Playhouse Pass members.)</p> ]]>
2018-05-08T19:45:00 2018-05-12T20:15:00
<![CDATA[Grumpy Old Women To The Rescue]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for 90 mins of brand new ‘full-fat’, ‘batteries included’ comedy from the mistresses of grump.

Friday 18 May 2018 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £26.50


<p>Fed up with flogging their guts out and always having to be in charge, the Grumpy Old Women have put their knobbly old feet up in glorious retirement, free at last to practise their extreme colouring-in, ukulele orchestra and novelty fudge- making. </p> <p>But with the world in a bigger mess than ever before, is there anything that can tempt them off their backsides to unleash their superpowers and once more come to the rescue ?!</p> <p>Join us for 90 mins of brand new ‘full-fat’, ‘batteries included’ comedy from the mistresses of grump.</p> ]]>
2018-05-18T19:30:00 2018-05-18T19:30:00
<![CDATA[ Iain Stirling - U OK HUN? X ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 BAFTA-winning comedian Iain Stirling is back after a summer narrating smash hit Love Island

Friday 25 May 2018 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £21.50


<h4><em>Priority booking for this event is currently exclusively available to members. Members must login to book their seats.</em> </h4> <h4><em>If you would like to purchase a <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership">Playhouse Pass</a> and take advantage of this priority booking period</em>, <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership"><em>please click here</em></a>. <em>General booking opens on Friday 20 October at 10am.</em></h4> <p><br /> <span class="caps">BAFTA</span>-winning comedian Iain Stirling is back after a summer narrating smash hit Love Island (ITV2) and now you can see his actual face on his brand new tour! </p> <p>Join the ‘star of comedy’ (The i) as he explores dinner party etiquette, feminism and the pressures on a generation brought up in a world of instant gratification. How has modern living affected our ability to find long term happiness? Can social media ever reflect real life? And why is the floor lava?</p> <p>A firm Edinburgh Fringe favourite, Iain has sold out the festival an impressive six times to date. Host of ITV2’s newest hit gameshow CelebAbility, Iain’s intuitive razor-sharp humour has previously been seen on Virtually Famous (E4), Drunk History and Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (both Comedy Central), Russell Howard&#8217;s Good News and Sweat the Small Stuff (both <span class="caps">BBC</span> Three) and Fake Reaction and Safe Word (both ITV2). </p> <p>&#8216;Provides an intriguing twentysomething perspective on the current state of his nation&#8217; <br /> The Guardian </p> &#8216;Possesses all the born-with-it-or-you’re-not-qualities associated with the world’s leading comics&#8217; The List ]]>
2018-05-25T19:30:00 2018-05-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Shebeen]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Jamaican couple Pearl and George are helping Caribbean migrants to cut loose by hosting a forbidden party at their Shebeen.

Friday 1 - Saturday 16 June 2018

Tickets: £37.50 - £8.50

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse in association with Theatre Royal Stratford East

Author: Mufaro Makubika


<p>‘Do you think dreams are wasted on people like us?’</p> <p>It’s a hot and humid summer in 1958 St Anns, Nottingham. Tempers are flaring and Teddy Boys are on the march. </p> <p>Jamaican couple Pearl and George are helping Caribbean migrants to cut loose by hosting a forbidden party at their Shebeen.</p> <p>Pearl has dreams of opening a restaurant on the Wells Road. George, a retired boxer, has hung his dreams next to his gloves. A young interracial couple are falling in love and figuring out how to be together.</p> <p>As tensions mount on a night filled with rum, calypso and dancing, and with the Shebeen under threat from the police, everyone is forced to confront the uncomfortable truths their relationships are built upon.</p> <p>Specially commissioned by Nottingham Playhouse, <strong>Shebeen</strong> invites you to a party you never knew existed. This world premiere by Nottingham Writer, <strong>Mufaro Makubika</strong>, shines a light on a community under siege and the sacrifices made for love.</p> <p>Shebeen has been shortlisted for the <strong>Alfred Fagon Best New Play of the Year award</strong>. The award ceremony will take place on Friday 8 December 2017.</p> <p><strong>Starring Karl Collins in the role of George.</strong><br /> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1158.1467.Karl_Collins853x1280/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> <h4>Post-Show Discussion &#8211; Thursday 7 June</h4> <p><a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1156.3604.PlayhousePassGeneral/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h2><span class="caps">SPECIAL</span> <span class="caps">MEMBERS</span> <span class="caps">EVENT</span> </h2> <p><a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/shebeen-in-conversation/"><strong>Shebeen: In Conversation &#8211; Tuesday 8 May at 7pm</strong></a><br /> <br /> </p> <h4>Schools Tickets</h4> <p>School tickets are £12 each (subject to availability). One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased. <br /> Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.<br /> Take a look at our range of <a href="https://cms.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/participation/schools/secondary-schools-and-colleges/jan-aug-2018/shebeen/"><strong>wraparound workshops and sessions for your school</strong></a> in connection with Shebeen.</p> <h4>Groups Tickets </h4> <p>Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on tickets (subject to availability). Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419. </p> <h4>Access </h4> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.6317.BSLInterpretation/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.8998.Captioned/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.4947.AudioDescription/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /><br /> We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production. <br /> Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services. <br /> <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/access/"><strong>Find out more on our Access page.</strong></a></p> <h2>Creative Team</h2> <p>Writer <strong>Mufaro Makubika</strong><br /> Director <strong>Matthew Xia</strong><br /> Designer <strong>Grace Smart</strong><br /> Lighting Designer <strong>Ciarán Cunningham</strong><br /> Sound Designer/Composer <strong>Richard Hammarton</strong><br /> Dramaturg <strong>Kirsty Patrick Ward</strong></p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1152.3158.TicketSaverBadge/100x100.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /> <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/your-visit/playhouse-saver/"><strong>Want to see it all? Find out more about our Playhouse Saver offer here.</strong></a></p> ]]>
2018-06-01T19:30:00 2018-06-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Shebeen: Pay What You Can Performance]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A Pay What You Can performance of Shebeen: a drama set in St Anns, Nottingham

Wednesday 6 June at 7.30pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Presents

Author: Mufaro Makubika


<h2>This performance of Shebeen is a &#8216;Pay What You Can&#8217; performance.</h2> <p>Live entertainment doesn’t have to cost a fortune. See world-class theatre for the price you can afford with our Pay What You Can performances.</p> <p>Join us for <strong>Shebeen</strong> on <strong>Wednesday 6 June 2018 at 7:30pm</strong> and pay&#8230;whatever you can. <strong>50p, £1, £5;</strong> whatever you can afford to give us, that’s what the tickets cost for that performance. </p> <h2>How does it work?</h2> <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.</strong></p> <p>You will need to fill out a Pay What You Can form at the Box Office on Wednesday 6 June, and bring along however much money you want to pay for your ticket, which you privately place in an envelope. You can also <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/mmlib/includes/sendapplicationfile.php?id=3703"><strong>download and print out the Pay What You Can form in advance here.</strong></a> </p> <p><strong>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 6 June 2018 only.</strong></p> <h2>About the Play</h2> <p><em>&#8220;Do you think dreams are wasted on people like us?&#8221;</em></p> <p>It’s a hot and humid summer in 1958 St Anns, Nottingham. Tempers are flaring and Teddy Boys are on the march.</p> <p>Jamaican couple Pearl and George are helping Caribbean migrants to cut loose by hosting a forbidden party at their Shebeen.</p> <p>Pearl has dreams of opening a restaurant on the Wells Road. George, a retired boxer, has hung his dreams next to his gloves. A young interracial couple are falling in love and figuring out how to be together.</p> <p>As tensions mount on a night filled with rum, calypso and dancing, and with the Shebeen under threat from the police, everyone is forced to confront the uncomfortable truths their relationships are built upon.</p> <p>Specially commissioned by Nottingham Playhouse, <strong>Shebeen</strong> invites you to a party you never knew existed. This world premiere by Nottingham Writer, <strong>Mufaro Makubika</strong>, shines a light on a community under siege and the sacrifices made for love.</p> <p>Shebeen has been shortlisted for the <strong>Alfred Fagon Best New Play of the Year</strong> award. The award’s ceremony is on 8 December 2017.</p> ]]>
2018-06-06T19:30:00 2018-06-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Count Arthur Strong - Alive and Unplugged]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Count Arthur Strong will be talking us through the highlights of his glittering tv career

Friday 22 June 2018 at 8pm

Tickets: £23


<h4><em>Priority booking for this event is exclusively available to Playhouse Pass Members from Wednesday 8 November at 10am. Members must login to book their seats.</em> </h4> <h4><em>If you would like to purchase a <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership">Playhouse Pass</a> and take advantage of this priority booking period</em>, <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership"><em>please click here</em></a>. <em>General booking opens on Friday 10 November at 10am.</em></h4> <p><br /> Alone, solo and by himself, with no one with him, the show business Colossasus (check that) takes us back on a journey through his early career. Using the latest technology and all that (I presume we’ve got a projector?) he will be delving into his own personal box of video cassettes and talking us (you) through the highlights of his glittering tv career, with many of his trademark stories we’ve come to love him for. If you only buy one ticket for something this year make sure it’s this and bring someone with you. You won’t be disappointed by him (me). </p> <p>&#8220;<strong><em>Just gets funnier and funnier… left me light headed with delight</em></strong>&#8220;<br /> The Guardian</p> <p>&#8220;<strong><em>…never needed to resort to toilet humour or swearing to maintain one and a half hours of pure hilarity</em></strong>&#8220; Manchester Evening News.</p> <p>&#8220;<strong><em>A relentless blast of comic surprises</em></strong>&#8220;<br /> The Times</p> <p>&#8220;<strong><em>Laugh-out-loud absurdity, subtly slapstick in both word and deed, from this perfectly-realised fool.</em></strong>&#8220; <br /> Chortle</p> <p>&#8220;<strong><em>There are more sublimely ridiculous moments in this latest show by Steve Delaney’s dilapidated old variety veteran than in any other comedy show I’ve seen this year.</em></strong>&#8220; &#8211; The Times</p> ]]>
2018-06-22T20:00:00 2018-06-22T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Sweet Charity]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Unlucky in both love and life, Charity Hope Valentine is a kind young woman who earns her keep dancing in the seedier bars of New York City.

Friday 31 August - Saturday 22 September 2018

Tickets: £45 - £8.50

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company presents The Broadway Musical


<p>Unlucky in both love and life, Charity Hope Valentine is a kind young woman who earns her keep dancing in the seedier bars of New York City. After being unceremoniously dumped by her latest sketchy boyfriend, Charity is determined to change her life for the better. But is a chance encounter with a shy young man in a broken-down lift the kick-start her love life needs? And how will she realise her dreams of happiness and success in a selfish, cynical world? </p> <p><strong>Sweet Charity</strong> is the ultra-stylish Broadway classic which became an Oscar-nominated film starring Shirley MacLaine. This electrifying musical comedy features stunning set-piece choreography and hits like <em>Hey Big Spender</em>, <em>The Rhythm of Life</em> and <em>If My Friends Could See Me Now</em>.</p> <p>Feel the spirit of the Swinging Sixties in the Big Apple revitalised in this bold new production directed by Bill Buckhurst (<em>Sweeney Todd</em> in the West End and Off-Broadway).</p> <p><strong>Featuring Marc Elliott in the role of Oscar.</strong><br /> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1160.2040.MarcElliottheadshot934x1280/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano<br /> Produced for the Broadway stage by: Fryer, Carr and Harris.<br /> Conceived, Staged and Choreographed by Bob Fosse</p> <h4>Post-Show Discussion &#8211; Tuesday 18 September </h4> <p><a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1156.3604.PlayhousePassGeneral/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Schools Tickets</h4> <p>School tickets are £12 each (subject to availability). One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased. Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.</p> <h4>Groups Tickets </h4> <p>Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on tickets (subject to availability). Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419. </p> <h4>Access </h4> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.6317.BSLInterpretation/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.8998.Captioned/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.4947.AudioDescription/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /><br /> We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning , Audio Description and a Dementia-friendly performance for this production. <br /> Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services. <br /> <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/access/"><strong>Find out more on our Access page.</strong></a></p> <h4>Creative Team</h4> <p>Book by <strong>Neil Simon</strong>, Music by <strong>Cy Coleman</strong>, Lyrics by <strong>Dorothy Fields</strong></p> <p>Director <strong>Bill Buckhurst</strong><br /> Lighting Designer <strong>Joshua Carr</strong><br /> Choreographer <strong>Alistair David</strong></p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1152.3158.TicketSaverBadge/100x100.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /> <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/your-visit/playhouse-saver/"><strong>Want to see it all? Find out more about our Playhouse Saver offer here.</strong></a></p> ]]>
2018-08-31T19:30:00 2018-09-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Sweet Charity: Pay What You Can Performance ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A Pay What You Can performance of Wonderland: the classic Broadway Musical

Monday 3 September at 7.30pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Presents The Broadway Musical


<h2>This performance of Sweet Charity is a &#8216;Pay What You Can&#8217; performance.</h2> <p>Live entertainment doesn’t have to cost a fortune. See world-class theatre for the price you can afford with our Pay What You Can performances.</p> <p>Join us for <strong>Sweet Charity</strong> on <strong>Monday 3 September 2018 at 7:30pm</strong> and pay&#8230;whatever you can. <strong>50p, £1, £5;</strong> whatever you can afford to give us, that’s what the tickets cost for that performance. </p> <h2>How does it work?</h2> <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.</strong></p> <p>You will need to fill out a Pay What You Can form at the Box Office on Monday 3 September, and bring along however much money you want to pay for your ticket, which you privately place in an envelope. You can also <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/mmlib/includes/sendapplicationfile.php?id=3703"><strong>download and print out the Pay What You Can form in advance here.</strong></a> </p> <p><strong>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 Monday 3 September 2018 only.</strong></p> <h2>About the Play</h2> <p>Unlucky in both love and life, Charity Hope Valentine is a kind young woman who earns her keep dancing in the seedier bars of New York City. After being unceremoniously dumped by her latest sketchy boyfriend, Charity is determined to change her life for the better. But is a chance encounter with a shy young man in a broken-down lift the kick-start her love life needs? And how will she realise her dreams of happiness and success in a selfish, cynical world?</p> <p><strong>Sweet Charity</strong> is the ultra-stylish Broadway classic which became an Oscar-nominated film starring Shirley MacLaine. This electrifying musical comedy features stunning set-piece choreography and hits like Hey Big Spender, The Rhythm of Life and If My Friends Could See Me Now.</p> <p>Feel the spirit of the Swinging Sixties in the Big Apple revitalised in this bold new production directed by Bill Buckhurst (Sweeney Todd in the West End and Off-Broadway).</p> <p>Based on an original screenplay by <strong>Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano</strong><br /> Produced for the Broadway stage by: <strong>Fryer, Carr and Harris</strong><br /> Conceived, Staged and Choreographed by <strong>Bob Fosse</strong></p> ]]>
2018-09-03T19:30:00 2018-09-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Sweet Charity: Dementia Friendly Performance ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A Dementia Friendly Performance of Sweet Charity

Thursday 20 September 2018 at 1.30pm

Tickets: £43 - £10.50

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Presents The Broadway Musical


<h3><span class="caps">WHAT</span> IS A <span class="caps">DEMENTIA</span> <span class="caps">FRIENDLY</span> <span class="caps">PERFORMANCE</span>?</h3> <p>This performance is carefully tailored for people with dementia and their families or carers so that everyone can enjoy this musical comedy in an environment that is comfortable and supportive.</p> <h3><span class="caps">HERE</span> <span class="caps">ARE</span> <span class="caps">SOME</span> OF <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">WAYS</span> <span class="caps">THIS</span> <span class="caps">PERFORMANCE</span> IS <span class="caps">DEMENTIA</span> <span class="caps">FRIENDLY</span>:</h3> <p>• The volume of music will be reduced when dialogue is taking place.<br /> • Changing seats during the performance is fine and so is leaving the performance and re-entering. <br /> • This is not a schools performance, so the audience will be quieter. <br /> • There will be additional signage with pictures in the foyers. <br /> • There will be a quiet room, before after and during the show. <br /> • There will be more staff on hand to support. <br /> • A very relaxed attitude to moving around the theatre and making noise.</p> <h3><span class="caps">SWEET</span> <span class="caps">CHARITY</span></h3> <p>Unlucky in both love and life, Charity Hope Valentine is a kind young woman who earns her keep dancing in the seedier bars of New York City. After being unceremoniously dumped by her latest sketchy boyfriend, Charity is determined to change her life for the better. But is a chance encounter with a shy young man in a broken-down lift the kick-start her love life needs? And how will she realise her dreams of happiness and success in a selfish, cynical world?</p> <p>Sweet Charity is the ultra-stylish Broadway classic which became an Oscar-nominated film starring Shirley MacLaine. This electrifying musical comedy features stunning set-piece choreography and hits like Hey Big Spender, The Rhythm of Life and If My Friends Could See Me Now.</p> <p>Feel the spirit of the Swinging Sixties in the Big Apple revitalised in this bold new production directed by Bill Buckhurst (Sweeney Todd in the West End and Off-Broadway).</p> <p>Based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano<br /> Produced for the Broadway stage by: Fryer, Carr and Harris.<br /> Conceived, Staged and Choreographed by Bob Fosse</p> <p><strong>Call our Box Office on 0115 941 9419 for more details on Dementia Friendly Performances.</strong></p> <h3><span class="caps">GROUPS</span></h3> <p>Save up to 20% on tickets when booking as a group of 10 or more. To discuss options for your group, call our friendly Box Office team on 0115 941 9419. </p> <h3>Are you a charity? </h3> <p>The Nottingham Playhouse HotHouse scheme offers £7 tickets to charities and community groups, helping individuals to access the theatre more easily. To find out if your organisation is eligible contact Rebecca on <a href="mailto:rebeccah@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk">rebeccah@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.</a></p> <h3><span class="caps">ACCESS</span> <span class="caps">INFORMATION</span></h3> <p>Patrons who require an assisting companion for their visit will receive the second ticket for free. Please call our friendly Box Office team on 0115 941 9419 for more information.</p> <p>We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding familiarisation visits, wheelchair access and disabled parking, all you need to do is email <a href="mailto:access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk">access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk</a>.</p> <p>There is level access to enter the theatre and a lift providing access to all levels of the theatre from the Box Office foyer. There is access to the auditorium from the lower foyer and via East Circus Street. We can accommodate wheelchair users on row M of the main auditorium.</p> <p>There are 3 accessible toilets at the Playhouse, available on the ground floor, stalls and circle levels.</p> <p>There are parking spaces available to Blue Badge Holders on North Circus Street/East Circus Street. <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/access/access-for-people-with-physical-disabilities/">Find out more</a>.</p> ]]>
2018-09-20T13:30:00 2018-09-20T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Kindertransport: Members' Preview]]> Ustinov Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 Hear all about the drama in store

Wednesday 26 September 2018 - 6.30pm

£5 (members only)


<p>Jump aboard for this exclusive foretaste of the searching drama <strong>Kindertransport</strong>, specially arranged for <strong>Playhouse Pass</strong> members.</p> <p>Our Associate Director <strong>Fiona Buffini</strong> is joined by her cast to discuss the unusual challenges posed by <strong>Diane Samuels’</strong> time-hopping play. Fired by compassion, <strong>Kindertransport</strong> explores the psychological impact of the uprooting of refugee children from Nazi Germany, as the long-repressed experiences of one little girl resonate and rebound down the generations.</p> <p>Fiona and the actors offer a warm and engaging glimpse into a poignant story that goes beyond history. Begin your <strong>Kindertransport</strong> journey here.</p> <p>This special preview is now on sale only to <strong>Playhouse Pass</strong> members for £5 per ticket. <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership/"><strong>Become a Playhouse Pass Member today</strong></a> to access this event and many other benefits, including savings of up to 25% for every Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company mainstage show.</p> ]]>
2018-09-26T18:30:00 2018-09-26T18:30:00
<![CDATA[Kindertransport]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 If you had survived the horror of war, what lengths would you go to protect yourself from its painful memories?

Kindertransport

Friday 5 - Saturday 20 October 2018

Tickets: £37.50 - £8.50

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Presents

Author: Diane Samuels


<p><strong>&#8220;Didn’t it ever occur to you that I might have wanted to die with you. Because I did. I never wanted to live without you.&#8221;</strong></p> <p>1930s Germany: a young Jewish girl flees Nazi persecution on a train bound for England. Finding herself in a strange country and unable to speak the language, she must shed her past in order to survive an uncertain future.</p> <p>1980s England: a woman sifts through the attic as she prepares for her daughter to leave home. Memories are unearthed among the boxes and questions must be answered about a life long-buried.</p> <p>When thousands of Jewish child refugees were uprooted from Europe to England during World War II, they left their parents behind to face an uncertain fate. In this 80th anniversary year, <strong>Kindertransport</strong> asks pertinent questions about our responsibility to those in need right now, and tells a raw and poignant story about the past’s powerful hold over the present. If you had survived the horror of war, what lengths would you go to protect yourself from its painful memories?<br /> <br /> </p> <p><a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1156.3604.PlayhousePassGeneral/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Schools Tickets</h4> <p>School tickets are £12 each (subject to availability). One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased. <br /> Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.<br /> Take a look at our range of <a href="https://cms.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/participation/schools/secondary-schools-and-colleges/autumn-2018/kindertransport/"><strong>wraparound workshops and sessions for your school</strong></a> in connection with Kindertransport. </p> <h4>Groups Tickets </h4> <p>Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on tickets (subject to availability). Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419. </p> <h4>Access </h4> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.6317.BSLInterpretation/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.8998.Captioned/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.4947.AudioDescription/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /><br /> We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production. <br /> Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services. <br /> <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/access/"><strong>Find out more on our Access page.</strong></a></p> <h2><span class="caps">CREATIVE</span> <span class="caps">TEAM</span></h2> <p>Director <strong>Fiona Buffini</strong></p> <p><strong>An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.</strong><br /> (Free of charge for Playhouse Pass members)</p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1152.3158.TicketSaverBadge/100x100.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /> <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/your-visit/playhouse-saver/"><strong>Want to see it all? Find out more about our Playhouse Saver offer here.</strong></a></p> ]]>
2018-10-05T19:30:00 2018-10-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Kindertransport: Pay What You Can Performance]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A Pay What You Can performance of Kindertransport: a powerful tale of Jewish child refugees

Wednesday 10 October at 7.30pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Presents

Author: Diane Samuels


<h2>This performance of Kindertransport is a &#8216;Pay What You Can&#8217; performance.</h2> <p>Live entertainment doesn’t have to cost a fortune. See world-class theatre for the price you can afford with our Pay What You Can performances.</p> <p>Join us for <strong>Kindertransport</strong> on <strong>Wednesday 10 October 2018 at 7:30pm</strong> and pay&#8230;whatever you can. <strong>50p, £1, £5;</strong> whatever you can afford to give us, that’s what the tickets cost for that performance. </p> <h2>How does it work?</h2> <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.</strong></p> <p>You will need to fill out a Pay What You Can form at the Box Office on Wednesday 10 October, and bring along however much money you want to pay for your ticket, which you privately place in an envelope. You can also <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/mmlib/includes/sendapplicationfile.php?id=3703"><strong>download and print out the Pay What You Can form in advance here.</strong></a> </p> <p><strong>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 10 October 2018 only.</strong></p> <h2>About the Play</h2> <p>“Didn’t it ever occur to you that I might have wanted to die with you. Because I did. I never wanted to live without you.”</p> <p>1930s Germany: a young Jewish girl flees Nazi persecution on a train bound for England. Finding herself in a strange country and unable to speak the language, she must shed her past in order to survive an uncertain future.</p> <p>1980s England: a woman sifts through the attic as she prepares for her daughter to leave home. Memories are unearthed among the boxes and questions must be answered about a life long-buried.</p> <p>When thousands of Jewish child refugees were uprooted from Europe to England during World War II, they left their parents behind to face an uncertain fate. In this 80th anniversary year, <strong>Kindertransport</strong> asks pertinent questions about our responsibility to those in need right now, and tells a raw and poignant story about the past’s powerful hold over the present. If you had survived the horror of war, what lengths would you go to protect yourself from its painful memories?</p> ]]>
2018-10-10T19:30:00 2018-10-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[An Audience with Mark Gatiss]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 The star of The Madness of George III meets an audience of Playhouse Pass members

Tuesday 23 October 2018 - 7.15pm

£5 (members only)


<p><strong>Mark Gatiss</strong> has established himself as one of Britain’s best-loved talents – as actor, comedian, novelist, screenwriter and more.</p> <p>2018 is set to crown his career anew, with a regal role here at Nottingham Playhouse. Mark is generously taking time out from rehearsals to greet an audience of <strong>Playhouse Pass</strong> members and discuss the making of this new production.</p> <p>Hear him in conversation with Artistic Director <strong>Adam Penford</strong>, who is orchestrating <strong>The Madness of George <span class="caps">III</span></strong> for the Playhouse stage, having previously directed Mark in The Boys in the Band which enjoyed a West End transfer in 2016.</p> <p>Mark’s work has taken him from Royston Vasey to Westeros, with such fellow travellers as Sherlock and Doctor Who – but the main focus here will be on <strong>Alan Bennett’s</strong> celebrated drama, as he and Adam discuss the process of breathing life into the beleaguered monarch. Spaces are limited: don’t miss this opportunity to share an audience with <strong>Mark Gatiss</strong>.</p> <p>This special hour-long event is now on sale exclusively to <strong>Playhouse Pass</strong> members for £5 per place. <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership/"><strong>Become a Playhouse Pass Member today</strong></a> to access this event and many other benefits, including savings of <strong>up to 25%</strong> for every Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company mainstage show.</p> ]]>
2018-10-23T19:15:00 2018-10-23T19:15:00
<![CDATA[The Madness of George III]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Alan Bennett's moving and funny masterpiece stars Mark Gatiss in the leading role.

The Madness of George III

Friday 2 - Saturday 17 November 2018

Tickets: £37.50 - £8.50

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Presents

Author: Alan Bennett


<h2>Starring Olivier award-winner <strong>Mark Gatiss</strong> <em>(Sherlock, The League of Gentlemen, Doctor Who, Wolf Hall)</em></h2> <p><br /> <strong>&#8220;I’ve always been myself, even when I was ill. Only now I seem myself. And that’s the important thing.&#8221;</strong></p> <p>1786. King George <span class="caps">III</span> is the most powerful man in the world. However his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as his mind unravels at a dramatic pace. </p> <p>As the Queen and Prime Minister attempt to hide the king’s illness from his subjects, Royal doctors hopelessly squabble over the correct cure, subjecting him to torturous medical treatments. Ambitious politicians and the scheming prince begin a power struggle, endangering the stability of the crown. A play about power and identity, examining the fine line between a King and a man.</p> <p>The Madness of George <span class="caps">III</span> is an epic, multi-awarding winning drama, familiar from both stage and screen. Expect all the grandeur and royal pomp of this defining era played out alongside nail-biting tension in Nottingham Playhouse’s brand new production of Alan Bennett’s moving and funny masterpiece.</p> <h2><span class="caps">CREATIVE</span> <span class="caps">TEAM</span></h2> <p>Director <strong>Adam Penford</strong><br /> Designer <strong>Robert Jones</strong><br /> Lighting <strong>Designer Richard Howell</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1156.3604.PlayhousePassGeneral/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h2><span class="caps">SPECIAL</span> <span class="caps">MEMBERS</span> <span class="caps">EVENT</span></h2> <p><a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/an-audience-with-mark-gatiss/"><strong>An Audience with Mark Gatiss &#8211; Tuesday 23 October 2018 at 7pm</strong></a></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/w7Ea8uVc8A8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <h4>Schools Tickets</h4> <p>School tickets are £12 each (subject to availability). One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased. Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.<br /> Take a look at our range of <a href="https://cms.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/participation/schools/secondary-schools-and-colleges/autumn-2018/the-madness-of-george-iii/"><strong>wraparound workshops and sessions available for your school</strong></a> in connection with The Madness of George <span class="caps">III</span>. </p> <h4>Groups Tickets </h4> <p>Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on tickets (subject to availability). Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419. </p> <h4>Access </h4> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.6317.BSLInterpretation/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.8998.Captioned/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.4947.AudioDescription/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /><br /> We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production. <br /> Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services. <br /> <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/access/"><strong>Find out more on our Access page.</strong></a></p> <p><strong>An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.</strong><br /> (Free of charge for Playhouse Pass members)</p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1152.3158.TicketSaverBadge/100x100.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /> <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/your-visit/playhouse-saver/"><strong>Want to see it all? Find out more about our Playhouse Saver offer here.</strong></a></p> ]]>
2018-11-02T19:30:00 2018-11-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Madness of George III: Pay What You Can Performance ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A Pay What You Can performance of The Madness of George III: starring Mark Gatiss

Monday 5 November 2018 at 7.30pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Presents

Author: Alan Bennett


<h2>This performance of The Madness of George <span class="caps">III</span> is a &#8216;Pay What You Can&#8217; performance.</h2> <p>Live entertainment doesn’t have to cost a fortune. See world-class theatre for the price you can afford with our Pay What You Can performances.</p> <p>Join us for <strong>The Madness of George <span class="caps">III</span></strong> on <strong>Monday 5 November 2018 at 7:30pm</strong> and pay&#8230;whatever you can. <strong>50p, £1, £5;</strong> whatever you can afford to give us, that’s what the tickets cost for that performance. </p> <h2>How does it work?</h2> <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.</strong></p> <p>You will need to fill out a Pay What You Can form at the Box Office on Monday 5 November, and bring along however much money you want to pay for your ticket, which you privately place in an envelope. You can also <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/mmlib/includes/sendapplicationfile.php?id=3703"><strong>download and print out the Pay What You Can form in advance here.</strong></a> </p> <p><strong>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 Monday 5 November 2018 only.</strong></p> <h2>About the Play</h2> <p><span class="caps">STARRING</span> <span class="caps">OLIVIER</span> <span class="caps">AWARD</span>-<span class="caps">WINNER</span> <span class="caps">MARK</span> <span class="caps">GATISS</span> (<em><span class="caps">SHERLOCK</span>, <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">LEAGUE</span> OF <span class="caps">GENTLEMEN</span>, <span class="caps">DOCTOR</span> <span class="caps">WHO</span>, <span class="caps">WOLF</span> <span class="caps">HALL</span></em>)</p> <p><em>“I’ve always been myself, even when I was ill. Only now I seem myself. And that’s the important thing.”</em></p> <p>1786. King George <span class="caps">III</span> is the most powerful man in the world. However his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as his mind unravels at a dramatic pace.</p> <p>As the Queen and Prime Minister attempt to hide the king’s illness from his subjects, Royal doctors hopelessly squabble over the correct cure, subjecting him to torturous medical treatments. Ambitious politicians and the scheming prince begin a power struggle, endangering the stability of the crown. A play about power and identity, examining the fine line between a King and a man.</p> <p><strong>The Madness of George <span class="caps">III</span></strong> is an epic, multi-awarding winning drama, familiar from both stage and screen. Expect all the grandeur and royal pomp of this defining era played out alongside nail-biting tension in Nottingham Playhouse’s brand new production of Alan Bennett’s moving and funny masterpiece.</p> ]]>
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