Nottingham Playhouse - Upcoming events http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/events/rss/ Upcoming events at Nottingham Playhouse en-gb <![CDATA[The Memory of Water Members' Curtain-Raiser]]> Ustinov Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 Explore The Memory of Water with members of the company

Tuesday 23 April at 7.00pm

£5 (members only)


<p>Whet your appetite for our brand new production of <strong>The Memory of Water</strong> with key members of the company, ready to share their thoughts about work in progress and discuss the joys and challenges of realising <strong>Shelagh Stephenson</strong>&#8216;s Olivier Award-winning script.</p> <p>Especially for <strong>Playhouse Pass</strong> members and their guests, our <strong>Curtain-Raiser</strong> events offer unique opportunities to encounter the makers of Nottingham Playhouse productions and gain insights that will enhance your pleasure in the production itself.</p> <p>This one-off event is on sale exclusively to <strong>Playhouse Pass</strong> members, at £5 per person. <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> ]]>
2019-04-23T19:00:00 2019-04-23T19:00:00
<![CDATA[The Long Walk Back]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Long Walk Back tells the epic story of an international sporting star’s catastrophic fall from grace.

Tuesday 23 April 2019 at 8pm

£12

Production Company: Produced by RoughHouse Theatre and Live Wire Theatre


<p>Based on real live events, The Long Walk Back tells the epic story of an international<br /> sporting star’s catastrophic fall from grace. England cricketing all-rounder Chris Lewis<br /> enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame and fortune in the 1990s. Playing 85 Tests and One Day<br /> Internationals for England he seemed on the verge of greatness when he was named<br /> England’s International Cricketer of The Year in 1994. Within months of his cricketing career<br /> ending, however, his life lay in ruins when he was sentenced to 13 years in prison for<br /> smuggling cocaine into the UK.</p> <p>Beginning with his arrest at Gatwick Airport in 2008 and an attempted suicide on his first<br /> night in custody, The Long Walk Back charts the extraordinary journey that took Lewis from<br /> the brink of despair to a profound moral awakening.</p> <p>*There will be a post-show Q&amp;A session with Chris Lewis and RoughHouse Theatre<br /> Director Shane Morgan*</p> <p><em>“Brimming with charisma and honesty”</em> The Stage on When The Eye Has Gone</p> <p><em>“Compelling”</em> <strong>The Telegraph on When The Eye Has Gone</strong></p> <p><em>“A real tour de force”</em> <strong>Deep Extra Cover on When The Eye Has Gone</strong></p> <em>“Entertaining, thought-provoking and far transcends the rugby field.&#8221;</em> <strong>British Theatre Guide on Hands Up For Jonny Wilkinson’s Right Boot</strong> <em>&#8220;&#8230;inspiring and mesmerising; hugely enabled by the wit and charm of Morgan’s fiercely clever vision.&#8221;</em> <p><strong>Theatre Bath on The Tenant of Wildfell Hall</strong></p> <p>Further details: <a href="www.roughhousetheatre.com"><strong>www.roughhousetheatre.com</strong></a></p> ]]>
2019-04-23T20:00:00 2019-04-23T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Charge: Relaxed Performance]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A Relaxed Performance of Charge: Electrifying New Dance-Circus From Motionhouse

Wednesday 24 April, 2pm

£18.50 - £12.50

Production Company: Motionhouse


<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>For this production, the lighting for scenes that include integral use of flashing lights is reworked and the lighting levels throughout the performance will be higher than usual. The production also includes music that builds anticipation and excitement, for the Relaxed Performance this music will be softer. The digital projections that help create the magical world on stage will be faded out in places where the images move quickly, flash, or could be disorienting. </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"><strong>access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.</strong></a></p> <h2><span class="caps">CHARGE</span> <span class="caps">ELECTRIFYING</span> <span class="caps">DANCE</span>-<span class="caps">CIRCUS</span> <span class="caps">FROM</span> <span class="caps">MOTIONHOUSE</span></h2> <p>Inspired by the role of electricity in the human body, Motionhouse’s exhilarating multi-media show Charge is about energy. 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 incredible story of energy in our lives.</p> <p>Digital projections create a world on stage where dancers and images interact seamlessly, bringing to life stories of energy in our own bodies and humans as energy manipulators. In an exciting fusion of art and science, Motionhouse has worked with partners from the University of Oxford on the role of electricity in the human body to inspire the show. </p> <p>Charge is the third element of Kevin Finnan’s ‘Earth Trilogy’, developing on themes explored in Scattered (2009) and Broken (2013) about our relationship with water and the Earth. Charge is currently touring in the UK and Europe during the company’s 30th anniversary year.</p> <h2><span class="caps">BOOKING</span> <span class="caps">INFORMATION</span></h2> <p>Tickets are £12.50 for those requiring a relaxed performance, otherwise standard pricing applies.<br /> Book groups and wheelchair spaces/transfers via Box Office on <strong>0115 941 9419</strong>.</p> <h2>Access information</h2> <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> ]]>
2019-04-24T14:00:00 2019-04-24T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Charge]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Charge Electrifying New Dance-Circus From Motionhouse

Wednesday 24 April 2019 at 7.30pm

£18.50 - £12.50

Production Company: Motionhouse


<p><strong>Charge</strong> Electrifying New Dance-Circus From Motionhouse</p> <p>Inspired by the role of electricity in the human body, Motionhouse’s exhilarating new multi-media show <strong>Charge</strong> is about energy. 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 incredible story of energy in our lives. </p> <p>Digital projections create a world on stage where dancers and images interact seamlessly, bringing to life stories of energy in our own bodies and humans as energy manipulators. In an exciting fusion of art and science, Motionhouse has worked with partners from the University of Oxford on the role of electricity in the human body to inspire the show. </p> <p><strong>Charge</strong> is the third element of Kevin Finnan’s ‘Earth Trilogy’, developing on themes explored in Scattered (2009) and Broken (2013) about our relationship with water and the Earth. Charge is currently touring in the UK and Europe during the company’s 30th anniversary year.</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> <p>Motionhouse have a portal which takes you ‘behind the scenes’ to the creation of Charge and a range of resources to assist teachers and students in their study of the work. <a href="https://charge.motionhouse.co.uk/">See the portal here.</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/dance/charge-relaxed-performance/">Find out about the Relaxed Performance of Charge</a></p> ]]>
2019-04-24T19:30:00 2019-04-24T19:30:00
<![CDATA[NT Connections]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Connections is the National Theatre’s nationwide youth theatre festival.

Thursday 25 – Saturday 27 April 2019

Tickets: £5


<p>Connections is the National Theatre’s nationwide youth theatre festival. Each year it offers a unique opportunity for youth theatres and school theatre groups to stage new plays written specifically for young people by some of the most exciting playwrights working today.</p> <h4><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/nt-connections-thursday-25-april/">Thursday 25 April</a> <strong>The performance will begin at 7.15pm</strong></h4> <p><strong>Nottingham College</strong> &#8211; Class</p> <p><strong>Wildcats</strong> &#8211; Flesh</p> <p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/nt-connections-thursday-25-april/"><strong><span class="caps">BOOK</span> <span class="caps">HERE</span></strong></a></p> <h4><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/nt-connections-friday-26-april/">Friday 26 April</a> <strong>The performance will begin at 7.15pm</strong></h4> <p><strong>Bilborough College</strong> &#8211; Chaos</p> <p><strong>Blaze Youth Theatre</strong> &#8211; Flesh</p> <p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/nt-connections-friday-26-april/"><strong><span class="caps">BOOK</span> <span class="caps">HERE</span></strong></a></p> <h4><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/nt-connections-saturday-27-april/">Saturday 27 April</a> <strong>The performance will begin at 6.15pm</strong></h4> <p><strong>Flying High</strong> &#8211; Chaos</p> <p><strong>Shadow Syndicate</strong> &#8211; Variations</p> <p><strong>Unlimited Theatre</strong> &#8211; Terra/Earth</p> <p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/nt-connections-saturday-27-april/"><strong><span class="caps">BOOK</span> <span class="caps">HERE</span></strong></a></p> ]]>
2019-04-25T19:15:00 2019-04-27T18:15:00
<![CDATA[NT Connections - Thursday 25 April]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of the National Theatre Connections festival

Thursday 25 April 2019 at 7.15pm

Tickets: £5


<h4><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/nt-connections/">Part of the National Theatre Connections Festival</a></h4> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1468.1655.webleader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Connections is the National Theatre’s nationwide youth theatre festival. Each year it offers a unique opportunity for youth theatres and school theatre groups to stage new plays written specifically for young people by some of the most exciting playwrights working today.</p> <h4>Nottingham College &#8211; Class</h4> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1468.7345.CLASSSQUARE/400x400.fitdown.png" alt="" /></p> <p>By Ben Bailey and Lajaune Lincoln</p> <p>It’s school election time and while most of the school is busy enjoying their lunchbreak, a deadlock is taking place amongst the members of the school council. Bitter rivalries, secret alliances and false promises are laid bare. As a ruthless battle ensues, who will win and does anyone really care?</p> <p>A play about politics, populism and the ‘ping’ of a text message.</p> <h4>Wildcats &#8211; Flesh</h4> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1468.2531.FLESHSQUARE/400x400.fitdown.png" alt="" /></p> <p>By Rob Drummond</p> <p>A group of teenagers wake up in a forest with no clue how they got there. They find themselves separated into two different teams but have no idea what game they are expected to play. With no food, no water and seemingly no chance of escape, it’s only a matter of time before things start to get drastic. But whose side are people on and how far will they go to survive? </p> <p>This is a play about human nature, the tribes we create and cannibalism.</p> ]]>
2019-04-25T19:15:00 2019-04-25T19:15:00
<![CDATA[NT Connections - Friday 26 April]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of the National Theatre Connections festival

Friday 26 April at 7.15pm

Tickets: £5


<h4><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/nt-connections/">Part of the National Theatre Connections festival</a></h4> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1.4009.webleader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Connections is the National Theatre’s nationwide youth theatre festival. Each year it offers a unique opportunity for youth theatres and school theatre groups to stage new plays written specifically for young people by some of the most exciting playwrights working today.</p> <p><strong>Bilborough College &#8211; Chaos</strong></p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1470.5022.CHAOSSQUARE/400x400.fitdown.png" alt="" /></p> <p>By Laura Lomas</p> <p>A girl is locked in a room. A boy brings another boy flowers. A girl has tied herself to a railing. A boy doesn’t know who he is. A girl worries about impending catastrophe. A woman jumps in front of a train. A boy’s heart falls out his chest. A butterfly has a broken wing.</p> <p>Chaos is a symphony of dislocated and interconnected scenes. A series of characters search for meaning in a complicated and unstable world. Bouncing through physics, the cosmos, love and violence, they find order in the disorder of each other.</p> <p><strong>Blaze Youth Theatre &#8211; Flesh</strong></p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1470.3179.FLESHSQUARE/400x400.fitdown.png" alt="" /></p> <p>By Rob Drummond</p> <p>A group of teenagers wake up in a forest with no clue how they got there. They find themselves separated into two different teams but have no idea what game they are expected to play. With no food, no water and seemingly no chance of escape, it’s only a matter of time before things start to get drastic. But whose side are people on and how far will they go to survive? </p> <p>This is a play about human nature, the tribes we create and cannibalism.</p> ]]>
2019-04-26T19:15:00 2019-04-26T19:15:00
<![CDATA[NT Connections - Saturday 27 April]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of the National Theatre Connections festival

Saturday 27 April 2019 at 6.15pm

Tickets: £5


<h4><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/nt-connections/">Part of the National Theatre Connections festival</a></h4> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1.4009.webleader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Connections is the National Theatre’s nationwide youth theatre festival. Each year it offers a unique opportunity for youth theatres and school theatre groups to stage new plays written specifically for young people by some of the most exciting playwrights working today.</p> <p><strong>Flying High – Chaos</strong></p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1471.6320.CHAOSSQUARE/400x400.fitdown.png" alt="" /></p> <p>By Laura Lomas</p> <p>A girl is locked in a room. A boy brings another boy flowers. A girl has tied herself to a railing. A boy doesn’t know who he is. A girl worries about impending catastrophe. A woman jumps in front of a train. A boy’s heart falls out his chest. A butterfly has a broken wing.</p> <p>Chaos is a symphony of dislocated and interconnected scenes. A series of characters search for meaning in a complicated and unstable world. Bouncing through physics, the cosmos, love and violence, they find order in the disorder of each other.</p> <p><strong>Shadow Syndicate – Variations</strong></p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1471.6896.VARIATIONS/400x400.fitdown.png" alt="" /></p> <p>By Katie Hims</p> <p>Thirteen-year-old Alice wishes her life was completely different. She wakes up one morning to find that her life is different. In fact, it&#8217;s so different that all she wants to do is get back to normality. But how does she do that? </p> <p>A play about family, string theory and breakfast</p> <p><strong>Unlimited Theatre – Terra/Earth</strong></p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1471.1434.TERRASQUARE/400x400.fitdown.png" alt="" /></p> <p>By Nell Leyshon, choreography by Anthony Missen</p> <p>A group of classmates is torn apart by the opportunity to perform their own dance. As they disagree and bicker, two distinct physical groups emerge and separate into opposing teams.</p> <p>When a strange outsider appears – out of step with everyone else – the divide is disrupted. A contemporary narrative dance piece about individuality, community and heritage.</p> ]]>
2019-04-27T18:15:00 2019-04-27T18:15:00
<![CDATA[The Memory of Water]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Memory of Water is a hilarious and heart-breaking drama about what we fear most – losing someone both in life and death.

Friday 3 - Saturday 18 May 2019

Tickets £37.50 - £8.50

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Presents

Author: Shelagh Stephenson


<h2><span class="caps">BOOKING</span> <span class="caps">NOW</span> <span class="caps">OPEN</span></h2> <p><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> <p><br /> <strong>“Some things are in your bones”</strong></p> <p>Three sisters arrive at their remote childhood home on the eve of their mother’s funeral. Having grown apart, the siblings argue and joke as they sort through their mother’s belongings and gradually confide about the realities of their own adult lives. But it’s when they move on to childhood recollections that they discover they remember things differently, leading to a series of dramatic and devastating revelations.</p> <p><strong>The Memory of Water</strong> is a hilarious and heart-breaking drama about what we fear most – losing someone both in life and death. A play about family, grief and the unreliability of memory. Expect tears and laughter in Nottingham Playhouse’s new production of Shelagh Stephenson’s Olivier Award-winning comedy.</p> <p><strong>Post Show discussion Thursday 9 May</strong></p> <h2>Creative Team</h2> <p>Writer <strong>Shelagh Stephenson</strong><br /> Director <strong>Adele Thomas</strong><br /> Designer <strong>Laura Hopkins</strong><br /> Lighting Designer <strong>Amy Mae</strong><br /> Sound Designer <strong>Elena Peña</strong><br /> Voice and Dialect Coach <strong>Kay Welch</strong><br /> Casting Director <strong>Stuart Burt <span class="caps">CDG</span></strong></p> <h2>Cast</h2> <p><strong>Juliet Cowan</strong> as Teresa<br /> <strong>Beth Cordingly</strong> as Mary<br /> <strong>Jasmine Jones</strong> as Catherine<br /> <strong>Katy Stephens</strong> as Vi<br /> <strong>Stewart Wright</strong> as Frank<br /> <strong>Nicholas Bailey</strong> as Mike</p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1355.4688.mowcast/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></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.</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> ]]>
2019-05-03T19:30:00 2019-05-18T19:30:00
<![CDATA[It’s a Trap! The Improvised Star Wars Show]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 THE IMPROVISED STAR WARS SHOW returns to Nottingham Playhouse after last year’s sell-out show

Saturday 4 May 2019 at 7.45pm

Tickets: £9/ £7 concession

Age Rating: Age 18+


<p>A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away&#8230; </p> <p><span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">IMPROVISED</span> <span class="caps">STAR</span> <span class="caps">WARS</span> <span class="caps">SHOW</span> returns to Nottingham Playhouse after last year’s sell-out show, bringing you the hilarious, untold, and completely unofficial tales of the Star Wars universe!</p> <p>Taking a title suggestion from the audience, IT’S A <span class="caps">TRAP</span>! fills in the gaps between the films, exploring old characters and inventing new ones, showing us the locations and real stories neglected by Star Wars canon. Every show is a unique chapter of Star Wars, complementing and breaking the universe in new, unexpected and ingenious ways. Truly geeky, hilarious entertainment – whether or not you’re a fan of Star Wars – this IS the show you’re looking for.</p> <p>“A fun filled hour of geeky entertainment.” – <strong>Midlands Improv</strong></p> <p>“Local Improv heroes” – <strong>The Metro</strong></p> <p>“Better than The Phantom Menace.” – <strong>Everyone who saw The Phantom Menace</strong></p> <p>“Unique performances that have the audience in stitches.” – <strong>LeftLion</strong></p> <p>“A strong, professional, highly skilled and thoroughly entertaining performance.” – <strong>Behind the Arras</strong> </p> <p>MissImp is one of the longest running improvised comedy theatre companies in the UK, celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018. With a residency at Nottingham Playhouse, multiple monthly shows and offering a weekly drop-in for the last fifteen years, MissImp is a vibrant, ever-changing improv community.</p> ]]>
2019-05-04T19:45:00 2019-05-04T19:45:00
<![CDATA[The Memory of Water: Pay What You Can Performance]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000

Wednesday 8 May 2019, 7.30pm

Pay What You Can


<h2>This performance of The Memory of Water 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 Memory of Water</strong> on <strong>Wednesday 8 May 2019 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. You can buy your Pay What You Can tickets from at Box Office from 10am until 6pm. 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 8 May 2019, 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="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/mmlib/includes/sendapplicationfile.php?id=7752"><strong>download and print out the Pay What You Can form in advance here.</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Please note that queuing may begin outside Box Office before 10am; holding space in the queue for others is not permitted; two tickets will be allocated per form only; filling forms for people who are not present is not permitted; tickets are subject to availability; no choice of ticket is possible; payments must be made in cash only and tickets cannot be exchanged to other performances or refunded. Remember to bring your tickets to the performance, we are unable to reprint tickets.</strong></p> <p>If you have mobility requirements or use a wheelchair please contact Nottingham Playhouse Box Office on 0115 941 9419 on Wednesday 8 May 2019 only.</p> <h2>About the Play</h2> <p><strong>“Some things are in your bones”</strong></p> <p>Three sisters arrive at their remote childhood home on the eve of their mother’s funeral. Having grown apart, the siblings argue and joke as they sort through their mother’s belongings and gradually confide about the realities of their own adult lives. But it’s when they move on to childhood recollections that they discover they remember things differently, leading to a series of dramatic and devastating revelations.</p> <p><strong>The Memory of Water</strong> is a hilarious and heart-breaking drama about what we fear most – losing someone both in life and death. A play about family, grief and the unreliability of memory. Expect tears and laughter in Nottingham Playhouse’s new production of Shelagh Stephenson’s Olivier Award-winning comedy.</p> <p><strong>Post Show discussion Thursday 9 May</strong></p> <h2>Creative Team</h2> <p>Writer <strong>Shelagh Stephenson</strong><br /> Director <strong>Adele Thomas</strong><br /> Designer <strong>Laura Hopkins</strong></p> ]]>
2019-05-08T19:30:00 2019-05-08T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Out-spoken May 2019]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Out-Spoken is back again in Nottingham to showcase the best in UK poetry, spoken word and music.

Thursday 9 May, 7.45pm

Tickets: £12 / £10 concession


<p><br /> </p> <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 12 April at 10am.</em></h4> <p><br /> </p> <p>After a spectacular show to start the year, Out-Spoken is back again in Nottingham to showcase the best in UK poetry, spoken word and music.</p> <p>Hosted by Joelle Taylor, the night will feature poetry from Ben Norris, Theresa Lola and Salena Godden, as well as music from Rob Bradley and Karim Kamar.</p> <p>“The gold standard of spoken word”<br /> <strong>The Guardian</strong></p> <p>“Magical nights of poetry and live music” <br /> <strong>Elle</strong></p> ]]>
2019-05-09T19:45:00 2019-05-09T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Mathilda and the Orange Balloon]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Mathilda is a little grey sheep in a little grey world.

Saturday 11 May at 11am & 1.30pm

Tickets: £10 (£9 concessions)

Production Company: THE DH ENSEMBLE PRESENTS

Age Rating: Ages 3 - 8


<p>Mathilda is a little grey sheep in a little grey world. Her herd is content to munch clovers, but Mathilda&#8217;s mind is full of questions. </p> <p>When an orange balloon makes a surprise appearance on the farm, Mathilda discovers there is more to who she is than being a grey sheep! As she explores what it means to be orange, Mathilda leads us all on a journey of self-discovery and the joys of self-expression. </p> <p>Join Mathilda, her herd, and our narrators on stage and see how, with a little imagination and a big open mind, anything is possible! </p> <p>With a diverse cast of Deaf and hearing actors, Mathilda&#8217;s tactile, fully realised world is welcoming and fully accessible to Deaf and hearing children and families through the use of spoken English, sign language, and creative captions and animation.</p> ]]>
2019-05-11T11:00:00 2019-05-11T13:30:00
<![CDATA[The Party Somewhere Else Festival]]> Sisters are doing it for themselves

Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 May 2019

Tickets: £14 - £8


<p>After the success of the festival in 2018, <strong>The Party Somewhere Else</strong> present another celebratory week of the best performances made by women and non-binary creatives.</p> <p>As we take over spaces in the Playhouse, expect world-class theatre, poetry,workshops, comedy and cabaret in a joyful celebration that punches the patriarchy where it hurts. The stages and spaces at our party will be exploding with excitement, energy and equality -fuelled by the power of story, theatre, art and debate. </p> <h4><span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">LINE</span> UP</h4> <p><strong>Tuesday 14 May</strong></p> <p>7pm: <a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/blood-sweat-and-vaginas/"><strong>Blood, Sweat and Vaginas</strong></a> – The Neville Studio</p> <p>8.30pm: <a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/comedy/algorithms/"><strong>Algorithms</strong></a> – The Neville Studio</p> <p><strong>Wednesday 15 May</strong></p> <p>7pm: <a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/sexy-lamp/"><strong>Sexy Lamp</strong></a> – The Neville Studio</p> <p>8.30pm: <a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/comedy/adventures-in-menstruating/"><strong>Adventures in Menstruating</strong></a> – The Neville Studio</p> <p><strong>Thursday 16 May</strong></p> <p>7pm: <a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/kill-the-princess/"><strong>Kill The Princess</strong></a> &#8211; The Neville Studio</p> <p>8.30pm: <a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/comedy/refuge-woman/"><strong>Refuge Woman</strong></a> – The Neville Studio</p> <p><strong>Friday 17 May</strong></p> <p>6pm onwards: <a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/greyscale/"><strong>Greyscale</strong></a> – Please arrive at Box Office to be taken into the performance space</p> <p>7pm: <a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/girls/"><strong><span class="caps">GIRLS</span></strong></a>- The Neville Studio</p> <p>8.30pm: <a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/ladykiller/"><strong>Ladykiller</strong></a>- The Neville Studio</p> <p><strong>Saturday 18 May</strong></p> <p>12pm: <a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/comedy/dadman-the-bathtime-warrior/"><strong>DadMan: The Bathtime Warrior</strong></a> &#8211; The Neville Studio</p> <p>2pm onwards: <a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/greyscale/"><strong>Greyscale</strong></a> – Please arrive at Box Office to be taken into the performance space</p> <p>3.15pm, 5.15pm and 7.15pm: <a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/spoken-word/island-home/"><strong>Island Home</strong></a> – The Sky Pod</p> <p>4.15pm: <a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/family/margo-and-mr-wotsit/"><strong>Margo and Mr Whatsit</strong></a> &#8211; The Neville Studio</p> <p>6pm: <a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/comedy/shelley-draper-is-camilla-cat-and-jules/"><strong>Shelley Draper is Camilla, Cat and Jules</strong></a> – The Ustinov Room</p> <p>8.30pm: <a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/music/the-question/"><strong>The Question</strong></a> &#8211; The Neville Studio</p> <p><strong>Sunday 19 May</strong></p> <p>6.30pm: <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/feminists-dont-wear-pink-and-other-lies/"><strong>Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies)</strong></a> &#8211; Main House</p> ]]>
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<![CDATA[Blood, Sweat and Vaginas]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 A moving play of female sexuality, told with a backdrop of hypnotic rhythms and original soul music.

Tuesday 14 May, 7pm

Tickets: £12/ £10 concessions

Production Company: Paula David

Age Rating: Age guide 14+


<p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-party-somewhere-else-festival/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1499.4879.tpseheader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival</h4> <p><strong>A moving play of female sexuality, told with a backdrop of hypnotic rhythms and original soul music.</strong> </p> <p>Carolann’s awakening is sudden and all consuming. Perpetuating the strong black woman myth is no longer an option. She stumbles out of her super woman bubble to discover a world of sex, soul music and menopause. Hypnotic melodies, searing honesty and humour will take you on a journey of discovery with Carolann. Divorce, menopause and sexual awakening is Carolann&#8217;s second coming of age. Her refusal to no longer do what&#8217;s expected rewrites her future. </p> <p><strong>Captioned by The Difference Engine</strong> </p> <p><strong>Contains strong language and/or adult themes. Contains sexual themes, swear words and scenes of a sexual nature.</strong></p> <h4>New for 2019 &#8211; The Party Somewhere Else ticket fund</h4> <p>In 2019 we&#8217;ve extended our Outreach work to ensure as many people as possible are able to access our events. We&#8217;ve put some money aside to create a fund for people who would like to attend our events but cannot afford a ticket. If you would like to attend one of our events but cannot afford a ticket, email <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a>, or call/text <strong>07375665140</strong> with your ticket request (max 2 tickets per request) and we&#8217;ll book and pay for tickets for you and arrange for you to collect them. We&#8217;ll keep doing this as long as there is money available. </p> <p>We&#8217;ve put some money in the pot, and you can too &#8211; if you&#8217;d like to contribute and cover the cost of an extra ticket (or tickets!) for someone else, you can make a one-off donation or sign up to contribute monthly. You&#8217;ll enable us to offer more free tickets to people who might not otherwise be able to attend. In other words, with your help, more people can come to the party. And we will love you forever for it, we promise. You can donate money to the ticket fund via a Paypal transfer to <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a> or via <a href="Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse"><strong>Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse</strong></a>.</p> ]]>
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<![CDATA[Algorithms]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival

Tuesday 14 May, 8.30pm

Tickets: £12 / £10 concession

Production Company: Sadie Clark

Age Rating: Age Guide 14+


<p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-party-somewhere-else-festival/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1499.4879.tpseheader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival</h4> <p>Brooke has it all: the job, the flat, the girlfriend&#8230; but what happens when things go tits up just before your 30th birthday? Brooke looks online for answers but it feels like everyone&#8217;s doing so much better than she is, and her overbearing mother is only another reminder of what life&#8217;s supposed to look like by now.</p> <p>A bisexual Bridget Jones for the online generation, this tragicomic one-woman play and its lovably hapless heroine is for anyone who’s wondered why they feel so lonely when connecting with others is meant to be easier than ever. </p> <p>Developed on Soho Theatre Writer’s Lab, longlisted for the Tony Craze Award 2018 &amp; fresh from two sell-out previews at Soho Theatre, this is writer/performer Sadie Clark’s debut play. Directed by Madelaine Moore whose credits include: ‘Ladykiller’ (Vault Festival 2019, Pleasance London, Pleasance Courtyard Edinburgh, Oldham Coliseum), double <span class="caps">OFFIE</span> nominated ‘Coconut’ (Ovalhouse &amp; National tour) and multiple <span class="caps">OFFIE</span> &amp; Broadway World nominated ‘The Awakening’(Jack Studio).</p> <p><em>“Brave, bold and brilliantly funny”</em> (<strong>Lisa Walters, Channel 4</strong>)</p> <p><strong>Captioned by The Difference Engine</strong><br /> <strong>This show has been programmed to accommodate parents bringing a babe in arms.</strong></p> <p><strong>Contains nudity</strong></p> <h4>New for 2019 &#8211; The Party Somewhere Else ticket fund</h4> <p>In 2019 we&#8217;ve extended our Outreach work to ensure as many people as possible are able to access our events. We&#8217;ve put some money aside to create a fund for people who would like to attend our events but cannot afford a ticket. If you would like to attend one of our events but cannot afford a ticket, email <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a>, or call/text <strong>07375665140</strong> with your ticket request (max 2 tickets per request) and we&#8217;ll book and pay for tickets for you and arrange for you to collect them. We&#8217;ll keep doing this as long as there is money available. </p> <p>We&#8217;ve put some money in the pot, and you can too &#8211; if you&#8217;d like to contribute and cover the cost of an extra ticket (or tickets!) for someone else, you can make a one-off donation or sign up to contribute monthly. You&#8217;ll enable us to offer more free tickets to people who might not otherwise be able to attend. In other words, with your help, more people can come to the party. And we will love you forever for it, we promise. You can donate money to the ticket fund via a Paypal transfer to <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a> or via <a href="Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse"><strong>Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse</strong></a>.</p> ]]>
2019-05-14T20:30:00 2019-05-14T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Sexy Lamp]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival

Wednesday 15th May, 7pm

Tickets: £12 / £10 concession

Production Company: Katie Arnstein

Age Rating: Age guide 12+


<p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-party-somewhere-else-festival/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1499.4879.tpseheader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival</h4> <p><em>&#8220;And so I figured if McDonald&#8217;s can call itself a restaurant, I can call myself an actor&#8221;.</em></p> <p>Ever since Katie was cast as the lead in her primary school Christmas show &#8220;Santa&#8217;s Snow Mobile&#8221; she believed there was a place for her in show business. Since then named, speaking and fully clothed roles have been hard to come by…</p> <p>Sexy Lamp brilliantly combines comedy, original songs and storytelling to shed a bright light on how ridiculous the industry can be and why Katie is refusing to stay in the dark any longer.</p> <p>From the writer and performer of Bicycles and Fish, winner of Show of the Week at <span class="caps">VAULT</span> Festival 2018.</p> <p>“Deceptively light, throughly entertaining and quietly punchy.” <strong>Lyn Gardner</strong><br /> “Genius” <strong>VoiceMag UK</strong><br /> “Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant” <strong>Within Her Words</strong><br /> “She really is one to watch.” <strong>Ought to be Clowns</strong></p> <p><strong>Captioned by The Difference Engine. This show will be a Relaxed Performance.</strong></p> <h4>New for 2019 &#8211; The Party Somewhere Else ticket fund</h4> <p>In 2019 we&#8217;ve extended our Outreach work to ensure as many people as possible are able to access our events. We&#8217;ve put some money aside to create a fund for people who would like to attend our events but cannot afford a ticket. If you would like to attend one of our events but cannot afford a ticket, email <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a>, or call/text <strong>07375665140</strong> with your ticket request (max 2 tickets per request) and we&#8217;ll book and pay for tickets for you and arrange for you to collect them. We&#8217;ll keep doing this as long as there is money available. </p> <p>We&#8217;ve put some money in the pot, and you can too &#8211; if you&#8217;d like to contribute and cover the cost of an extra ticket (or tickets!) for someone else, you can make a one-off donation or sign up to contribute monthly. You&#8217;ll enable us to offer more free tickets to people who might not otherwise be able to attend. In other words, with your help, more people can come to the party. And we will love you forever for it, we promise. You can donate money to the ticket fund via a Paypal transfer to <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a> or via <a href="Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse"><strong>Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse</strong></a>.</p> ]]>
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<![CDATA[Adventures in Menstruating]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival

Wednesday 15 May, 8.30pm

Tickets: £12 / £10 concession

Age Rating: Age guide 12+


<p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-party-somewhere-else-festival/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1499.4879.tpseheader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival</h4> <p>For everything you never knew you needed to know about periods, there&#8217;s science comedian and sex educator Chella Quint. </p> <p>Her five-star show is a bloody funny period comedy about breaking taboos and ending period poverty with ad-busting, craftivism and a bleeding ridiculous conga line. As heard on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4’s A Bleeding Shame and Woman’s Hour, charmingly clever Chella deconstructs menstrual stigma with wit, craftivism and brute force, joyfully inviting audiences to hang ten on a crimson wave. </p> <p>Taboo-breaking period comedy for menstruators and non-menstruators of all genders. &#8216;Bloody awesome for all the right reasons&#8217; (ScotsGay.co.uk). &#8216;Funny and endearing&#8230; a clever comic&#8217; (BroadwayBaby.com). &#8216;This show shouldn&#8217;t just be on at the Fringe, it should be on the curriculum&#8217; **** (ThreeWeeks). &#8216;With her games, props and jokes, Quint seems to work some sort of magic&#8217; (Guardian). &#8216;Chella Quint is a force of nature&#8217; (Shami Chakrabarti). #periodpositive</p> <p><strong>This show will be a Relaxed Performance and <span class="caps">BSL</span> Interpreted.</strong></p> <h4>New for 2019 &#8211; The Party Somewhere Else ticket fund</h4> <p>In 2019 we&#8217;ve extended our Outreach work to ensure as many people as possible are able to access our events. We&#8217;ve put some money aside to create a fund for people who would like to attend our events but cannot afford a ticket. If you would like to attend one of our events but cannot afford a ticket, email <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a>, or call/text <strong>07375665140</strong> with your ticket request (max 2 tickets per request) and we&#8217;ll book and pay for tickets for you and arrange for you to collect them. We&#8217;ll keep doing this as long as there is money available. </p> <p>We&#8217;ve put some money in the pot, and you can too &#8211; if you&#8217;d like to contribute and cover the cost of an extra ticket (or tickets!) for someone else, you can make a one-off donation or sign up to contribute monthly. You&#8217;ll enable us to offer more free tickets to people who might not otherwise be able to attend. In other words, with your help, more people can come to the party. And we will love you forever for it, we promise. You can donate money to the ticket fund via a Paypal transfer to <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a> or via <a href="Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse"><strong>Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse</strong></a>.</p> ]]>
2019-05-15T20:30:00 2019-05-15T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Kill The Princess]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival

Thursday 16th, 7pm

Tickets: £12 / £10 concession

Production Company: Bait

Age Rating: Age 16+


<p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-party-somewhere-else-festival/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1499.4879.tpseheader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival</h4> <p>A billowing, foul-mouthed ball gown.<br /> A rave in the belly of a wolf.<br /> An empty noose.</p> <p>In this playground of up-ended fantasies in which we are all complicit, a pair of idiots try to make sense of their stories. As identities blur and narratives collapse, there’s only one choice left: do we kill the princess or let her live?</p> <p>Kill the Princess is a savagely playful subversion of beliefs and expectations, which peels off centuries of civilising layers to reveal the wild tales that make us.</p> <p>Bait use clown, spoken word and live art to create a genre-defying work which teases and provokes.</p> <p>“Ludicrously enjoyable, with brilliant pace and timing” <strong>Broadway Baby</strong><br /> “Bait are one to watch” <strong>Brighton and Hove News</strong></p> <p><strong>About the company</strong><br /> ‘Hilarious and seriously challenging’ Bait are Lecoq and <span class="caps">LISPA</span> trained clowns, poets and storytellers, Lizzy Shakespeare and Michelle Madsen. Bait make experimental theatre, asking what it means to be alive here and now. We tear apart and reimagine stories to grapple with how they shape our lives.</p> <p><strong>This show will be a Relaxed Performance</strong></p> <p><strong>Contains nudity -partial nudity, some swearing, triggering content around consent</strong></p> <p>Programmed in conjunction with Camden People&#8217;s Theatre.</p> <h4>New for 2019 &#8211; The Party Somewhere Else ticket fund</h4> <p>In 2019 we&#8217;ve extended our Outreach work to ensure as many people as possible are able to access our events. We&#8217;ve put some money aside to create a fund for people who would like to attend our events but cannot afford a ticket. If you would like to attend one of our events but cannot afford a ticket, email <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a>, or call/text <strong>07375665140</strong> with your ticket request (max 2 tickets per request) and we&#8217;ll book and pay for tickets for you and arrange for you to collect them. We&#8217;ll keep doing this as long as there is money available. </p> <p>We&#8217;ve put some money in the pot, and you can too &#8211; if you&#8217;d like to contribute and cover the cost of an extra ticket (or tickets!) for someone else, you can make a one-off donation or sign up to contribute monthly. You&#8217;ll enable us to offer more free tickets to people who might not otherwise be able to attend. In other words, with your help, more people can come to the party. And we will love you forever for it, we promise. You can donate money to the ticket fund via a Paypal transfer to <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a> or via <a href="Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse"><strong>Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse</strong></a>.</p> ]]>
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<![CDATA[Refuge Woman]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival

Thursday 16th May, 8.30pm

Tickets: £12 / £10 concession

Production Company: Cash Carraway

Age Rating: Age guide 14+


<p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-party-somewhere-else-festival/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1499.4879.tpseheader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival</h4> <p><em>&#8220;16 years, 13 refuges, 12 productions of the Vagina Monologues &#8211; all of them starring Linda Robson.&#8221;</em></p> <p>Refuge Woman is the award nominated semi autobiographical show by Cash Carraway about life in a women&#8217;s refuge, government cuts to domestic violence services and the media portrayal of working class women. The show toured the UK in 2018 with The Bureau of Investigative Journalism before completing a six night sold out run at Camden People&#8217;s Theatre.</p> <p><strong>Captioned by The Difference Engine</strong></p> <p><strong>Contains potentially triggering content and strong language, adult themes including descriptions of violence</strong><br /> Programmed in conjunction with Camden People&#8217;s Theatre.</p> <h4>New for 2019 &#8211; The Party Somewhere Else ticket fund</h4> <p>In 2019 we&#8217;ve extended our Outreach work to ensure as many people as possible are able to access our events. We&#8217;ve put some money aside to create a fund for people who would like to attend our events but cannot afford a ticket. If you would like to attend one of our events but cannot afford a ticket, email <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a>, or call/text <strong>07375665140</strong> with your ticket request (max 2 tickets per request) and we&#8217;ll book and pay for tickets for you and arrange for you to collect them. We&#8217;ll keep doing this as long as there is money available. </p> <p>We&#8217;ve put some money in the pot, and you can too &#8211; if you&#8217;d like to contribute and cover the cost of an extra ticket (or tickets!) for someone else, you can make a one-off donation or sign up to contribute monthly. You&#8217;ll enable us to offer more free tickets to people who might not otherwise be able to attend. In other words, with your help, more people can come to the party. And we will love you forever for it, we promise. You can donate money to the ticket fund via a Paypal transfer to <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a> or via <a href="Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse"><strong>Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse</strong></a>.</p> ]]>
2019-05-16T20:30:00 2019-05-16T20:30:00
<![CDATA[How to craft a work-life balance that works for you]]> Ustinov Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival

Friday 17 May, 1pm

Tickets: £10

Production Company: The Party Somewhere Else in assocation with In Good Company


<p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-party-somewhere-else-festival/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1499.4879.tpseheader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival</h4> <p>Work through the core elements of what work-life balance is for you and leave feeling refocused, confident and in control!</p> <p>Key areas covered:</p> <p>• Clarity of what successful work-life balance means to you<br /> • Tools to identify and overcome any self-limiting beliefs<br /> • Practical applications of time management and organisational tools<br /> • A simple action plan to make changes</p> <p>A free creche will be provided by Bulwell Toy Library. Places are limited so if you wish to book a creche space please email thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com or call/text 07375 665140.</p> <p>This workshop has also been programmed to accommodate parents bringing a babe-in-arms. </p> <p>Clara Wilcox is a straight talking, practical and experienced coach helping clients navigate the tricky waters of returning to work, career changes and professional development. The Balance Collective is a social enterprise focused on improving the lives of parents, by working together to build inner confidence and promote a healthy work/life balance. Find out more and read the blog on www.thebalancecollective.co.uk</p> <p><strong>This workshop has been programmed to accommodate parents bringing a babe in arms.</strong></p> <p>Crèche available – Please book a space.</p> <h4>New for 2019 &#8211; The Party Somewhere Else ticket fund</h4> <p>In 2019 we&#8217;ve extended our Outreach work to ensure as many people as possible are able to access our events. We&#8217;ve put some money aside to create a fund for people who would like to attend our events but cannot afford a ticket. If you would like to attend one of our events but cannot afford a ticket, email <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a>, or call/text <strong>07375665140</strong> with your ticket request (max 2 tickets per request) and we&#8217;ll book and pay for tickets for you and arrange for you to collect them. We&#8217;ll keep doing this as long as there is money available. </p> <p>We&#8217;ve put some money in the pot, and you can too &#8211; if you&#8217;d like to contribute and cover the cost of an extra ticket (or tickets!) for someone else, you can make a one-off donation or sign up to contribute monthly. You&#8217;ll enable us to offer more free tickets to people who might not otherwise be able to attend. In other words, with your help, more people can come to the party. And we will love you forever for it, we promise. You can donate money to the ticket fund via a Paypal transfer to <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a> or via <a href="Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse"><strong>Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse</strong></a>.</p> ]]>
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<![CDATA[Greyscale]]> Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival

Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May

£8

Production Company: Anonymous is a Woman

Age Rating: Age guide 15+


<p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-party-somewhere-else-festival/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1499.4879.tpseheader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival</h4> <p><strong>This show will take place in a structure outside of the Playhouse. Please arrive at box office and you will be collected before the performance.</strong></p> <p>Meet Lou in the bar, they’ve got some thoughts about this date they went on.<br /> Join Jaz in the smoking area for a catch-up and let them explain.<br /> How about seeing it with your own eyes?</p> <p>Part site specific theatre.<br /> Part choose your own adventure.<br /> Part intimate encounter.</p> <p>This voyeuristic theatrical experience explores the rituals and minefields of dating in a post #metoo era. This is about more than gender. It’s about sexual dominance, social constructs and power. Who do we have faith in when one party believes it’s sexual misconduct, and the other, simply a bad date?</p> <p><strong>This show will be a Relaxed Performance.</strong></p> <p><strong>Please note some of this performance will happen outdoors. Contains strong language and/or adult themes</strong></p> <p><strong>The Box office will close at 8.30pm on Friday evening. If you would like to book for the 9pm performance you will need to book and collect your ticket prior to this.</strong></p> <h4>New for 2019 &#8211; The Party Somewhere Else ticket fund</h4> <p>In 2019 we&#8217;ve extended our Outreach work to ensure as many people as possible are able to access our events. We&#8217;ve put some money aside to create a fund for people who would like to attend our events but cannot afford a ticket. If you would like to attend one of our events but cannot afford a ticket, email <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a>, or call/text <strong>07375665140</strong> with your ticket request (max 2 tickets per request) and we&#8217;ll book and pay for tickets for you and arrange for you to collect them. We&#8217;ll keep doing this as long as there is money available. </p> <p>We&#8217;ve put some money in the pot, and you can too &#8211; if you&#8217;d like to contribute and cover the cost of an extra ticket (or tickets!) for someone else, you can make a one-off donation or sign up to contribute monthly. You&#8217;ll enable us to offer more free tickets to people who might not otherwise be able to attend. In other words, with your help, more people can come to the party. And we will love you forever for it, we promise. You can donate money to the ticket fund via a Paypal transfer to <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a> or via <a href="Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse"><strong>Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse</strong></a>.</p> ]]>
2019-05-17T18:00:00 2019-05-18T21:00:00
<![CDATA[GIRLS]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival

Friday 17 May, 7pm

Tickets: £12 / £10 concession

Production Company: The Pappy Show

Age Rating: Age guide 12+


<p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-party-somewhere-else-festival/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1499.4879.tpseheader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival</h4> <p><strong><span class="caps">GIRLS</span></strong> brings you the stories of our sisters, daughters, mothers, nanas, aunts, lovers and best friends- the queens who have touched our lives. Devised by a chorus of women whose ages range from seventeen to seventy- this is a whole hearted dance, investigating what it means to be a woman now, through the lived experience of our <strong><span class="caps">GIRLS</span>.</strong></p> <p><strong><span class="caps">GIRLS</span></strong> is a joyful, fascinating and socially revelatory look at what it means to be a woman in 2019, <strong><span class="caps">GIRLS</span></strong> subverts the myths and stereotypes of the female experience with a combination of beautiful, playful movement-driven visual theatre, powerful and humorous direct address storytelling, and joyous interactive play.</p> <p>*Contains some themes or language that may not be suitable for younger audiences including abuse and miscarriage. The show also includes loud music and one burst of strobe lighting *</p> <h4>New for 2019 &#8211; The Party Somewhere Else ticket fund</h4> <p>In 2019 we&#8217;ve extended our Outreach work to ensure as many people as possible are able to access our events. We&#8217;ve put some money aside to create a fund for people who would like to attend our events but cannot afford a ticket. If you would like to attend one of our events but cannot afford a ticket, email <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a>, or call/text <strong>07375665140</strong> with your ticket request (max 2 tickets per request) and we&#8217;ll book and pay for tickets for you and arrange for you to collect them. We&#8217;ll keep doing this as long as there is money available. </p> <p>We&#8217;ve put some money in the pot, and you can too &#8211; if you&#8217;d like to contribute and cover the cost of an extra ticket (or tickets!) for someone else, you can make a one-off donation or sign up to contribute monthly. You&#8217;ll enable us to offer more free tickets to people who might not otherwise be able to attend. In other words, with your help, more people can come to the party. And we will love you forever for it, we promise. You can donate money to the ticket fund via a Paypal transfer to <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a> or via <a href="Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse"><strong>Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse</strong></a>.</p> ]]>
2019-05-17T19:00:00 2019-05-17T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Ladykiller]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival

Friday 17 May, 8.30pm

Tickets: £12 / £10 concession

Production Company: The Thelmas

Age Rating: Age guide 16+


<p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-party-somewhere-else-festival/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1499.4879.tpseheader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival</h4> <p>A hotel room, a maid and a dead woman. </p> <p>It&#8217;s not what it looks like, really, it&#8217;s not. It was self-defence&#8230; and anyway the woman was asking for it</p> <p>The chambermaid considers herself to be a pretty normal person; she reads books. She pretended to read the party manifestos at the General Election. She&#8217;s even read The Psychopath Test and she&#8217;s pretty sure she&#8217;s not one so&#8230; </p> <p>Fresh from rave reviews and sold out shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and Vault Festival 2019, <strong>Ladykiller</strong> is a blood-soaked morality tale about victimhood, power and flipping the gender rule book on psychopathy. Charting one woman&#8217;s journey from violent oppression to bloody revolution, it is the (gruesome) quintessential jet-black comedy for the age of the gig economy.</p> <p><strong>Captioned by The Difference Engine</strong></p> <p><strong>Contains strong language and/or adult themes- Complex themes of murder, assault and abuses of power, graphic visual representations of blood, and graphic descriptions of violence and autopsy.</strong></p> <h4>New for 2019 &#8211; The Party Somewhere Else ticket fund</h4> <p>In 2019 we&#8217;ve extended our Outreach work to ensure as many people as possible are able to access our events. We&#8217;ve put some money aside to create a fund for people who would like to attend our events but cannot afford a ticket. If you would like to attend one of our events but cannot afford a ticket, email <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a>, or call/text <strong>07375665140</strong> with your ticket request (max 2 tickets per request) and we&#8217;ll book and pay for tickets for you and arrange for you to collect them. We&#8217;ll keep doing this as long as there is money available. </p> <p>We&#8217;ve put some money in the pot, and you can too &#8211; if you&#8217;d like to contribute and cover the cost of an extra ticket (or tickets!) for someone else, you can make a one-off donation or sign up to contribute monthly. You&#8217;ll enable us to offer more free tickets to people who might not otherwise be able to attend. In other words, with your help, more people can come to the party. And we will love you forever for it, we promise. You can donate money to the ticket fund via a Paypal transfer to <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a> or via <a href="Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse"><strong>Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse</strong></a>.</p> ]]>
2019-05-17T20:30:00 2019-05-17T20:30:00
<![CDATA[DadMan: The Bathtime Warrior]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival

Saturday 18 May, 12pm

Tickets: £12 / £10 concession

Production Company: Notnow Collective

Age Rating: Age Guide 15+


<p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-party-somewhere-else-festival/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1499.4879.tpseheader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival</h4> <p>This is a show about not baby-sitting your own kids.</p> <p><strong>DadMan</strong> is a warrior. He stands strong at the gates of an ideal Birth-Plan and sings the blues about Being The Only Man At A Parent And Baby Group. </p> <p>He courageously navigates the precipices of School Runs. DadMan enters the contest for the title of The Breadwinner armed with wooden swords and Lego.</p> <p>This immersive and highly visual show, for adults, is a challenge: partly quiz, partly story intertwined with live music and original songs, partly total fantasy where DadMan dives in and out of the bathtub, running into Trust, Breasts, Flexi –Hours, Soft Play Areas and Sex (not necessarily in that order, or at the same time!!).</p> <p>Finally, <strong>DadMan</strong> realises there is actually another, much bigger mountain to climb.</p> <p>The female led Notnow Collective specialise in the baby-friendly, baby-welcoming and baby-proof shows for adult audiences. Enjoy a great night out at daytime, without needing to spend on a baby-sitter! </p> <p>Notnow collective return to <strong>The Party Somewhere Else</strong> after their successful show &#8211; Wonderwoman: The Naked truth which explored motherhood at last year&#8217;s festival.</p> <p>Babe-in-Arms- Our <span class="caps">BYOB</span> element makes performances relaxed and flexible to audience moving about.<br /> A free creche will be provided by Bulwell Toy Library. Places are limited so if you wish to book a creche space please email <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com">thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</a> or call/text <strong>07375 665140</strong>.</p> <p><strong>The shows occasionally uses strong language, and deals with adult subject such as relationship issues and sex.</strong></p> <p><strong>Captioned by The Difference Engine</strong></p> <p>This show has been programmed to accommodate parents bringing a babe in arms.</p> <p><strong>Crèche available – Please book a space.</strong></p> <h4>New for 2019 &#8211; The Party Somewhere Else ticket fund</h4> <p>In 2019 we&#8217;ve extended our Outreach work to ensure as many people as possible are able to access our events. We&#8217;ve put some money aside to create a fund for people who would like to attend our events but cannot afford a ticket. If you would like to attend one of our events but cannot afford a ticket, email <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a>, or call/text <strong>07375665140</strong> with your ticket request (max 2 tickets per request) and we&#8217;ll book and pay for tickets for you and arrange for you to collect them. We&#8217;ll keep doing this as long as there is money available. </p> <p>We&#8217;ve put some money in the pot, and you can too &#8211; if you&#8217;d like to contribute and cover the cost of an extra ticket (or tickets!) for someone else, you can make a one-off donation or sign up to contribute monthly. You&#8217;ll enable us to offer more free tickets to people who might not otherwise be able to attend. In other words, with your help, more people can come to the party. And we will love you forever for it, we promise. You can donate money to the ticket fund via a Paypal transfer to <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a> or via <a href="Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse"><strong>Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse</strong></a>.</p> ]]>
2019-05-18T12:00:00 2019-05-18T12:00:00
<![CDATA[The Party Somewhere Else Open House PART ONE]]> Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival

Saturday 18 May, 12pm

Tickets: FREE


<p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-party-somewhere-else-festival/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1499.4879.tpseheader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival</h4> <p>The Party Somewhere Else throw parties for <span class="caps">ALL</span>, full of theatre, arts and inspiration for <span class="caps">ALL</span>, and we’d love you to join the conversation. </p> <p>This is your chance to see exciting new performances in development, meet the women that created them, and get involved in discussions about the voices that want to be heard, the stories that need to be told, and the audiences who are ready to listen.</p> <p>Watch, mingle, listen, laugh, and cry if you want to. </p> <p>Performances include: an adaptation of an Austen novel with pop music, empire lines, and lots of rain sound effects; a play about five young women from London, and their journeys to self-love and celebration of themselves; and the first chance to see new work from the award-winning writer of Ladykiller!</p> <p><span class="caps">PLUS</span>! A talk from Oyinkansole Adebayo &#8211; the founder of Niyo Enterprise, an organisation that<br /> uses creative tools such as innovative afro-hair for female economic empowerment.</p> <p>Come join the Party! </p> <p><strong><span class="caps">IMPORTANT</span>: This event is split into two halves and only 40 free tickets are available for each half. You are welcome to book tickets for and attend both.</strong> </p> <p>If you book a ticket and can no longer attend, please let us know so we can pass your ticket onto someone else. We want to make this event as accessible for as many people as possible so please help us make sure no-one misses out. </p> <h2>Open House Part 1: Midday &#8211; 1.45 pm </h2> <p>“Open your mouth joyfully wide and roar” </p> <h4>Inside Voice &#8211; Madeline Gould</h4> <p>This is a work-in progress from award-winning playwright Madeline Gould, writer of <strong>Ladykiller</strong>.</p> <p>An intimate and universal play about finding your voice and having the confidence to use it, this will be the first ever showing of a play that ultimately aims to invite you to open your mouth joyfully wide and roar.</p> <p>14+ some sexual content and reference to mental health.</p> <h4>Sensibility &#8211; Happenchance Theatre</h4> <p>Elinor and Marianne. Their father died, their mother&#8217;s a mess, they have no money or accomplishments,<br /> and they’ve fallen in love with men they can’t have. Do they go after them? Do they get over it? Or do<br /> they sit and wait for the men to change their minds?</p> <p>Happenchance presents an adaptation of Austen’s beloved novel, an ode to Little Mix, and a celebration<br /> of the sisters who have been with you the whole time. Expect pop music, empire-lines, and lots of rain<br /> sound-effects.</p> <p>“Had me roaring with laughter one minute and close to heartbreak the next.” Number 9 reviews.</p> <p><strong>Extracts will be followed by Q and A, discussion and networking.</strong> </p> ]]>
2019-05-18T12:00:00 2019-05-18T12:00:00
<![CDATA[The Party Somewhere Else Open House PART TWO]]> Ustinov Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival

Saturday 18 May, 2pm

Tickets: FREE


<p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-party-somewhere-else-festival/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1499.4879.tpseheader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival</h4> <p>The Party Somewhere Else throw parties for <span class="caps">ALL</span>, full of theatre, arts and inspiration for <span class="caps">ALL</span>, and we’d love you to join the conversation. </p> <p>This is your chance to see exciting new performances in development, meet the women that created them, and get involved in discussions about the voices that want to be heard, the stories that need to be told, and the audiences who are ready to listen.</p> <p>Watch, mingle, listen, laugh, and cry if you want to. </p> <p>Performances include: an adaptation of an Austen novel with pop music, empire lines, and lots of rain sound effects; a play about five young women from London, and their journeys to self-love and celebration of themselves; and the first chance to see new work from the award-winning writer of Ladykiller!</p> <p><span class="caps">PLUS</span>! A talk from Oyinkansole Adebayo &#8211; the founder of Niyo Enterprise, an organisation that<br /> uses creative tools such as innovative afro-hair for female economic empowerment.</p> <p>Come join the Party! </p> <p><strong><span class="caps">IMPORTANT</span>:</strong> This event is split into two halves and only 40 free tickets are available for each half. You are welcome to book tickets for and attend both. </p> <p>If you book a ticket and can no longer attend, please let us know so we can pass your ticket onto someone else. We want to make this event as accessible for as many people as possible so please help us make sure no-one misses out. </p> <h2>Open House Part 2: 2.15 &#8211; 4pm</h2> <p>“The best version of You. What even IS that?”</p> <h4><span class="caps">PYNEAPPLE</span> &#8211; The <span class="caps">SPYCE</span> Collective</h4> <p>“The best version of you? What even is that?”<br /> When you’re shown that you’re Other, accepting yourself can be difficult. <br /> This debut play from The <span class="caps">SPYCE</span> Collective is about five young women from London, and their journeys to self-love and celebration of themselves.</p> <p>Erycah, Jasmyn, Lauryn, Maya and Raye are battling against stereotypes of themselves, but somehow when they come together, it&#8217;s like therapy. In an exploration of beauty, sexuality and femininity, the women share their stories of discovery.</p> <p>&#8220;An incredible and honest depiction of modern female <span class="caps">BAME</span> life.&#8221;</p> <p>The <span class="caps">SPYCE</span> Collective is committed to creating, developing and producing challenging theatre for diverse<br /> audiences. The collective aim to explore a variety of issues ranging from those specific to the black female experience to universal themes such as love, sexuality and mental health. They strive to create work that provides honest representations and positively dismantles stereotypes about black women. </p> <p><strong>Guest Speaker: Oyinkansole Adebayo</strong> </p> <p>Oyinkansole is a founder, <span class="caps">CEO</span> and an inspirational emerging leader, who is based in Nottingham. She founded Niyo Enterprise &#8211; a company that specializes in using creative tools to empower, equip and build young women to create sustainable social enterprises. She is also non-executive director for the for the company commonly known as Urban Heard: Youth Engagement Specialist. </p> <p><strong>Followed by Q and A, discussion and networking</strong>. </p> ]]>
2019-05-18T14:00:00 2019-05-18T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Island Home]]> Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival

Saturday 18 May at 3.15pm, 5.15pm and 7.15pm

£8

Production Company: Katarina Cakova

Age Rating: Age guide 8+


<p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-party-somewhere-else-festival/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1499.4879.tpseheader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival</h4> <p><strong>This performance will take place in The Sky Pod</strong></p> <p>Island Home is an experimental performance combining storytelling, object and shadow theater, puppets, pop-up, and installation elements and bringing them into a dream-like universe. It is a compilation of tiny stories reviewing different aspects of journeys in life and each of them has its own visual representation. </p> <p>The journeys represented are depicted in short symbolic stories weaved together around theme of leaving home voluntarily or involuntarily, searching for one`s place in the world, peace and acceptance. The performance uses various sound toys and small acoustic instruments, flashlights, table-lamps and projections. After the performance the audience is invited to explore the objects and the performance table turns into a small cabinet of curiosities. </p> <p><strong>This show will be a Relaxed Performance</strong> </p> <h4>New for 2019 &#8211; The Party Somewhere Else ticket fund</h4> <p>In 2019 we&#8217;ve extended our Outreach work to ensure as many people as possible are able to access our events. We&#8217;ve put some money aside to create a fund for people who would like to attend our events but cannot afford a ticket. If you would like to attend one of our events but cannot afford a ticket, email <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a>, or call/text <strong>07375665140</strong> with your ticket request (max 2 tickets per request) and we&#8217;ll book and pay for tickets for you and arrange for you to collect them. We&#8217;ll keep doing this as long as there is money available. </p> <p>We&#8217;ve put some money in the pot, and you can too &#8211; if you&#8217;d like to contribute and cover the cost of an extra ticket (or tickets!) for someone else, you can make a one-off donation or sign up to contribute monthly. You&#8217;ll enable us to offer more free tickets to people who might not otherwise be able to attend. In other words, with your help, more people can come to the party. And we will love you forever for it, we promise. You can donate money to the ticket fund via a Paypal transfer to <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a> or via <a href="Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse"><strong>Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse</strong></a>.</p> ]]>
2019-05-18T15:15:00 2019-05-18T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Margo and Mr Whatsit]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival

Saturday 18 May, 4.15pm

Tickets: £10/£8 concession

Production Company: PaddleBoat Theatre Company

Age Rating: Suitable for ages 4+


<p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-party-somewhere-else-festival/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1499.4879.tpseheader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival</h4> <p>Do you have an imaginary friend? A little piece of mischief only you can see?</p> <p>Sophia’s imaginary friend is called Mr. Whatsit. No matter where Sophia finds herself living, he’s always there with a new joke to tell and a new game to play. </p> <p>But when Sophia moves into her new foster home, Mr Whatsit finds himself unimagined! Now Sophia has a new imaginary friend – the glamourous, grown-up Margo.</p> <p>Can Mr. Whatsit’s childish playfulness keep him from being unimagined for good? And with her imaginary friends competing against each other, will Sophia manage to find her forever home?</p> <p>Winners of the Best of Brighton Fringe Children and Family Show 2018, PaddleBoat Theatre Company present an interactive make-believe tale where the real and imaginary collide, and friends are never far away. </p> <p><strong>This show will be a Relaxed Performance and <span class="caps">BSL</span> Interpreted</strong></p> <p><strong>The show is about a young girl navigating the care system, this can be emotional for some children</strong></p> <h4>New for 2019 &#8211; The Party Somewhere Else ticket fund</h4> <p>In 2019 we&#8217;ve extended our Outreach work to ensure as many people as possible are able to access our events. We&#8217;ve put some money aside to create a fund for people who would like to attend our events but cannot afford a ticket. If you would like to attend one of our events but cannot afford a ticket, email <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a>, or call/text <strong>07375665140</strong> with your ticket request (max 2 tickets per request) and we&#8217;ll book and pay for tickets for you and arrange for you to collect them. We&#8217;ll keep doing this as long as there is money available. </p> <p>We&#8217;ve put some money in the pot, and you can too &#8211; if you&#8217;d like to contribute and cover the cost of an extra ticket (or tickets!) for someone else, you can make a one-off donation or sign up to contribute monthly. You&#8217;ll enable us to offer more free tickets to people who might not otherwise be able to attend. In other words, with your help, more people can come to the party. And we will love you forever for it, we promise. You can donate money to the ticket fund via a Paypal transfer to <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a> or via <a href="Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse"><strong>Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse</strong></a>.</p> ]]>
2019-05-18T16:15:00 2019-05-18T16:15:00
<![CDATA[Shelley Draper is Camilla, Cat and Jules]]> Ustinov Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival

Saturday 18 May, 6pm

£8

Production Company: Shelley Draper

Age Rating: Age guide 14+


<p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-party-somewhere-else-festival/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1499.4879.tpseheader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival</h4> <p>2017 &#8211; The Weinstein scandal breaks, #MeToo explodes and the Time&#8217;s Up movement is born. Someone resigns from government for &#8220;touching someones knee&#8221;. A new wave of feminism begins (fourth or fifth? I&#8217;m losing count now). It&#8217;s SO effective that the <span class="caps">USA</span> elects a pussy grabber for president. </p> <p>2019 &#8211; The dust has settled, dried in the intense heat of 2018, been pissed on and turned into sludge. Three very different women are wading through it&#8230;</p> <p>Three monologues, written and performed by an actor responding in character whilst all the furore was ‘kicking off’. Stupid and poignant. And It’s quite funny.</p> <p><strong>Captioned by The Difference Engine</strong></p> <p><strong>Contains strong language and/or adult themes. It contains swearing, adult themes and potentially triggering content.</strong></p> <h4>New for 2019 &#8211; The Party Somewhere Else ticket fund</h4> <p>In 2019 we&#8217;ve extended our Outreach work to ensure as many people as possible are able to access our events. We&#8217;ve put some money aside to create a fund for people who would like to attend our events but cannot afford a ticket. If you would like to attend one of our events but cannot afford a ticket, email <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a>, or call/text <strong>07375665140</strong> with your ticket request (max 2 tickets per request) and we&#8217;ll book and pay for tickets for you and arrange for you to collect them. We&#8217;ll keep doing this as long as there is money available. </p> <p>We&#8217;ve put some money in the pot, and you can too &#8211; if you&#8217;d like to contribute and cover the cost of an extra ticket (or tickets!) for someone else, you can make a one-off donation or sign up to contribute monthly. You&#8217;ll enable us to offer more free tickets to people who might not otherwise be able to attend. In other words, with your help, more people can come to the party. And we will love you forever for it, we promise. You can donate money to the ticket fund via a Paypal transfer to <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a> or via <a href="Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse"><strong>Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse</strong></a>.</p> ]]>
2019-05-18T18:00:00 2019-05-18T18:00:00
<![CDATA[The Question]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival

Saturday 18th May, 8.30pm

Tickets: £12 / £10 concession

Age Rating: Age guide 12+


<p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-party-somewhere-else-festival/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1499.4879.tpseheader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival</h4> <p>We&#8217;ve all got questions in us. Am I good enough? Will this relationship last? Why does it always rain on me? And what better way to answer them than in the form of a musical. Come ask your question and get Pippa Evans (The Showstoppers, Radio 4) to sing you the answer. Accompanied by MD Christopher Ash (Wasted, The Showstoppers), Pippa will create before your eyes a musical about the question you never thought you&#8217;d be able to answer. This show involves light non-awful audience participation.</p> <p><strong>Contains strong language and/or adult themes.</strong></p> <h4>New for 2019 &#8211; The Party Somewhere Else ticket fund</h4> <p>In 2019 we&#8217;ve extended our Outreach work to ensure as many people as possible are able to access our events. We&#8217;ve put some money aside to create a fund for people who would like to attend our events but cannot afford a ticket. If you would like to attend one of our events but cannot afford a ticket, email <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a>, or call/text <strong>07375665140</strong> with your ticket request (max 2 tickets per request) and we&#8217;ll book and pay for tickets for you and arrange for you to collect them. We&#8217;ll keep doing this as long as there is money available. </p> <p>We&#8217;ve put some money in the pot, and you can too &#8211; if you&#8217;d like to contribute and cover the cost of an extra ticket (or tickets!) for someone else, you can make a one-off donation or sign up to contribute monthly. You&#8217;ll enable us to offer more free tickets to people who might not otherwise be able to attend. In other words, with your help, more people can come to the party. And we will love you forever for it, we promise. You can donate money to the ticket fund via a Paypal transfer to <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a> or via <a href="Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse"><strong>Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse</strong></a>.</p> ]]>
2019-05-18T20:30:00 2019-05-18T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Feminists Don’t Wear Pink: Live]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join Scarlett Curtis and special guests for a live podcast discussion on what feminism means to them

Sunday 19 May 2019 at 6.30pm

Tickets: £18 standard, £26 with book


<p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-party-somewhere-else-festival/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1499.4879.tpseheader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival</h4> <p>Join Scarlett Curtis and special guests for a live podcast discussion on what feminism means to them. Expect an evening of fun, frank and honest conversation where you will undoubtedly be left in high spirits with much food for thought.</p> <p>Curated by journalist and activist, Scarlett Curtis, <strong>Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies)</strong> is a collection of essays by 52 amazing women on what the F word means to them, the book is a Sunday Times Bestseller and winner of 2018 National Book Award. Described by Reese Witherspoon as <em>&#8220;brilliant, hysterical, truthful and real,”</em> the book includes incredible pieces by the likes of Emma Watson, Dolly Alderton and Liv Little, to name a few. </p> <p>Don’t miss your chance to purchase a discounted copy of Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (<span class="caps">RRP</span> £12.99). Select the ‘Ticket with Book’ option for this deal, available online only.</p> <p><em>‘We advise placing a copy in the hands of every girl (and guy) you know’</em> Red Magazine<br /> <em>‘Often funny, sometimes surprising and always inspiring&#8230; this diverse anthology of fresh feminist voices will speak to everyone.’</em> Sheerluxe</p> <p><strong>Feminists Don&#8217;t Wear Pink (and other lies)</strong> is part of the <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-party-somewhere-else-festival/"><strong>The Party Somewhere Else</strong></a>, a celebratory week of the best performances made by women and non-binary creatives.</p> ]]>
2019-05-19T18:30:00 2019-05-19T18:30:00
<![CDATA[Young Creative Awards Nottingham 2019]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Young Creative Awards celebrate and showcase the young creatives of Nottingham

Tuesday 21 May 2019

FREE


<p><strong>The Young Creative Awards</strong> celebrate and showcase the young creatives of Nottingham. Unlike previous years, there is no theme so young people can be as creative and imaginative as they like..</p> <p>Nottingham Playhouse will be hosting the free awards night on 21st May, giving young creatives from the 10 different categories the chance to be acknowledged for their work and win cash prizes, as well as placements within the creative industries. The categories are; Design and Architecture, Animation and Digital Media, Creative Writing, Dance, Fashion and Textiles, Film, Graphic Design, Music, Photography and Visual Arts.</p> <p>The evening starts at 5.30pm with entertainment, music and dance from some of this year’s entrants. Young creatives have the opportunity to display their work in an exhibition at Nottingham Playhouse, which guests will be able to view before the actual ceremony begins at 6:45pm.</p> <p><strong>The Young Creative Awards</strong> is all about inspiring, supporting and encouraging creativity in the young people of Nottingham. Come along to this free event and see some of the young talent the city has to offer.</p> <p><strong>Entries can still be submitted up until Monday 1 April.</strong></p> <p>For more information:<br /> <a href="www.youngcreativeawards.org"><strong>www.youngcreativeawards.org</strong></a></p> <p>Book tickets<br /> <a href="https://www.gigantic.com/young-creative-awards-tickets"><strong>https://www.gigantic.com/young-creative-awards-tickets</strong></a></p> ]]>
2019-05-21T18:45:00 2019-05-21T18:45:00
<![CDATA[Reginald D Hunter 2019]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Reginald D Hunter sets out on a forty date tour of the UK and Ireland in 2019 with his highly anticipated new show.

Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 8pm

£24.50 - £22.50


<p>“COMEDY OF A <span class="caps">RARE</span> SCOPE” ★★★★★ Times</p> <p>Celebrating his twentieth anniversary as a comedian living and performing in the UK, Reginald D Hunter sets out on a 40 date tour of the UK and Ireland in 2019 with his highly anticipated new show.</p> <p>Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fan base that spans the generations. His appearances on television have included Have I Got News For You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the hugely popular BBC2 series Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South and its equally successful follow up Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The Border, both of which documented the growth of American popular song.</p> <p>“HE <span class="caps">HAS</span> <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">AUDIENCE</span> IN <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">PALM</span> OF <span class="caps">HIS</span> HAND” ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine</p> ]]>
2019-05-22T20:00:00 2019-05-22T20:00:00
<![CDATA[James Acaster COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999 - sold out]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 One time I bought a lasagne from the supermarket

Thursday 23rd May and Tuesday 9 July 2019

£21.50

Production Company: Little Wander in association with PBJ Management present

Age Rating: Age Guidance 14+


<p>This production is now sold out. Please contact our Box Office on 0115 941 9419 to be added to the waiting list.</p> <p>Little Wander in association with <span class="caps">PBJ</span> Management present</p> <p><strong>James Acaster <span class="caps">COLD</span> <span class="caps">LASAGNE</span> <span class="caps">HATE</span> <span class="caps">MYSELF</span> 1999</strong></p> <p>One time I bought a lasagne from the supermarket, heated it up in the oven and ate a bit of it and it wasn&#8217;t very nice so I put it in the fridge because it felt wrong to dump a whole lasagne in the bin and then later on I ate a spoonful of the cold lasagne because I was drunk and it was absolutely delicious. It was 4am. I then changed the name of a WhatsApp I was a part of to <span class="caps">COLD</span> <span class="caps">LASAGNE</span> <span class="caps">HATE</span> <span class="caps">MYSELF</span> 1999 because I had been thinking a lot about how 1999 was the best year of my life and also about how much I hate myself sometimes. The next day I was asked to name my new show. Come along. </p> <p>James plays a DJ set from the stage during the interval.</p> <p>Age Guidance 14+<br /> Photo credit: Edward Moore</p> ]]>
2019-05-23T19:30:00 2019-07-09T19:30:00
<![CDATA[PAUL MERTON’S IMPRO CHUMS]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Paul Merton and friends flex their improvisational muscles to delight and entertain audiences in this country and abroad.

Friday 24 May 2019 at 8pm

Tickets: £24.50

Age Rating: Age recommendation 14+


<p>Paul Merton, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster, Mike McShane and accompanist Kirsty Newton are back on the road in 2019 to visit some of their favourite parts of the UK with another evening of mind-blowing improvisation. The collective improvisational experience embodied in the Chums is enough to stun an elephant. They flex their improvisational muscles to delight and entertain audiences in this country and abroad.</p> <p><strong><em>&#8220;Merton&#8217;s chums are some of the most seasoned performers in this field and know just how to work the games, the suggestions and the audience for maximum effect… pure hilarity.&#8221;</em></strong> <br /> ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide</p> <p><strong><em>&#8220;They continue to be the finest exponents of the improv art&#8221;</em></strong> <br /> ★★★★★ Daily Mirror</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation: 14+</strong></p> ]]>
2019-05-24T20:00:00 2019-05-24T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Gedling Ballet School Show 2019]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Gedling Ballet School look forward to their biennial performance at the Nottingham Playhouse

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May 2019

Tickets: £14.50

Production Company: Gedling Ballet School


<p><strong>Gedling Ballet School</strong> look forward to their biennial performance at the Nottingham Playhouse, with students from 3 years of age upwards, presenting pre-school dance, ballet, contemporary, jazz and tap.</p> ]]>
2019-05-25T19:00:00 2019-05-26T15:00:00
<![CDATA[One Night in Miami... Members' Curtain-Raiser]]> Ustinov Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 Explore One Night in Miami... with members of the company

Tuesday 28 May at 7.00pm

£5 (members only)


<p>Whet your appetite for our production of <strong>One Night in Miami&#8230;</strong> as Director <strong>Matthew Xia</strong> and members of the cast discuss work in progress and explore the process of reuniting four larger-than-life historical figures right here on the Playhouse stage.</p> <p>Especially for <strong>Playhouse Pass</strong> members and their guests, our <strong>Curtain-Raiser</strong> events offer unique opportunities to encounter the makers of Nottingham Playhouse productions and gain insights that will enhance your pleasure in the production itself.</p> <p>This one-off event is on sale exclusively to <strong>Playhouse Pass</strong> members, at £5 per person. <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> ]]>
2019-05-28T19:00:00 2019-05-28T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Ben Macintyre Live]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A rare opportunity to see one of the greatest historians of our generation tell the tale that changed the course of the Cold War forever.

Tuesday 28 May 2019 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £21.50


<p>A rare opportunity to see one of the greatest historians of our generation tell the tale that changed the course of the Cold War forever.</p> <p>Ben Macintyre, expert on twentieth-century espionage and acclaimed author, comes to Nottingham to discuss his new book The Spy and The Traitor &#8211; the thrilling and remarkable story of the greatest agent of the Cold War, Oleg Gordievsky.</p> <p>Gordiesvky gave us invaluable insights into the Soviet Union’s fears about British tactics; here, thanks to exclusive access to Oleg and the intelligence officers he worked with, Ben Macintyre reveals the secret story behind his life and his extraordinary escape from Soviet Russia for the first time.</p> <p>Ben is the multimillion-copy bestselling author of books including <span class="caps">SAS</span>: Rogue Heroes, Agent Zigzag, Operation Mincemeat and A Spy Among Friends. He is a columnist and Associate Editor at The Times, and regularly presents <span class="caps">BBC</span> series based on his acclaimed books.</p> <p>‘Macintyre does true-life espionage better than anyone else’ <strong>Evening Standard</strong></p> <p>‘The best true spy story I have ever read’ <strong>John le Carré on The Spy and The Traitor</strong></p> ]]>
2019-05-28T19:30:00 2019-05-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Status]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Status is a Fringe First-winning show about someone who doesn't want his any more.

Tuesday 28 May 2019, 8pm

Tickets: £12 / £10 concession

Production Company: China Plate and Staatstheater Mainz present

Author: Written and performed by Chris Thorpe and directed by Rachel Chavkin


<p>We all have a nationality.<br /> Or almost all of us.</p> <p>Status is a Fringe First-winning show about someone who doesn&#8217;t want his any more. About running away from the national story you&#8217;re given. About who’s responsible for that story and what might happen to it if you try to give it up.</p> <p>Drawing on globe-spanning conversations about national identity, and incorporating songs as well as stories, Status is about running away from national identity, and whether that impulse &#8211; for those privileged enough to consider it – is a useful one, or a rejection of responsibility open only to the few.</p> <p>‘…the words are eloquent, the music essential and powerful, and the performance full of brilliant, prowling precision.’ (Scotsman).</p> <p>Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Warwick Arts Centre and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg.</p> ]]>
2019-05-28T20:00:00 2019-05-28T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Mary Portas - In Conversation]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Mary Portas– retail guru, business woman and ‘Queen of Shops'

Wednesday 29 May 2019 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £21.50

Production Company: Penguin Live present


<p>Mary – retail expert, business woman and ‘Queen of Shops&#8217; – comes to [place] to discuss her life, her career, and her new book Work Like a Woman. Drawing on decades of business experience, it’s packed with top tips, honest advice and lively tales from a woman on a mission to make the world of work a better place, for everyone. Don’t miss this chance to hear Mary’s advice on how to be happier, more productive and more collaborative, whoever you are and wherever you work. </p> <p>Each ticket includes a paperback copy of Work Like A Woman, <span class="caps">RRP</span> £8.99.</p> <p>‘Ideas, solutions, wisdom, kindness and zero whining’ <strong>Sali Hughes</strong></p> <p>‘Will make you change the way you think’ <strong>Scarlett Curtis</strong></p> <p>‘The fab Mary Portas calls us to arms’ <strong>Jeanette Winterson</strong></p> <p>‘Mary Portas is a woman on a mission’ <strong>Forbes</strong> </p> ]]>
2019-05-29T19:30:00 2019-05-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[THE PASADENA ROOF ORCHESTRA : 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Enjoy beautifully arranged songs from Irving Berlin, Ray Noble, Cole Porter and their contemporaries

Thursday 30 May 2019 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £20.50


<p>With an unparalleled reputation across the UK, Europe and beyond, for 50 years the Pasadena Roof Orchestra have been re-creating the sounds of a golden era of music from the 1920s and 1930s to widespread acclaim.</p> <p>Enjoy beautifully arranged songs from Irving Berlin, Ray Noble, Cole Porter and their contemporaries and re-live the electrifying hot jazz from Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington.</p> <p>Presenting the show, and putting on the top hat and tails, is the suave singer and band leader Duncan Galloway. So pack up your troubles, come on get happy, and experience an evening of superlative live music, with more than a dash of wit and humour.</p> <p><em>It is said that if some Pasadena Roof Orchestra tunes are floating past her window, the Queen is not displeased</em><br /> <strong>The Daily Telegraph</strong></p> <p><em>An evening of rare musical entertainment</em><br /> <strong>The Financial Times</strong></p> <p><em>For the <span class="caps">PRO</span> I have nothing but praise, they brilliantly evoked an array of 20’s and 30’s musical styles</em><br /> <strong>The Sunday Telegraph</strong></p> ]]>
2019-05-30T19:30:00 2019-05-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Sourpuss]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Sourpuss is a very grumpy, ginger cat. When shut out of the house he feels lost and confused, but the beautiful garden soon intrigues him.

Saturday 1 June 2019, 11.30am and 1pm

Tickets: £10 / £9 concession

Production Company: Lori Hopkins


<p><strong>Sourpuss</strong> is a very grumpy, ginger cat. When shut out of the house he feels lost and confused, but the beautiful garden soon intrigues him. </p> <p>Watch <strong>Sourpuss</strong> on his journey of discovery and enjoy learning the secrets of the great outdoors. From buzzing bees to a chirpy robin, stinky rubbish and vibrant flowers this visual show is a feast for little eyes. <br /> This playful adventure for 3-8 year olds features string and shadow puppets beautifully crafted by hand. </p> <p><em>&#8220;Sourpuss (designed and built by Keith Frederick) is, quite rightly, one of a kind: a spectacular, furry, ginger marionette puppet with an attitude problem. It’s hard to know what is more entertaining to watch: this full-sized cat slinking across the stage, or Lori Hopkins skilfully animating him.&#8221;</em> <strong>Children&#8217;s Theatre Reviews</strong></p> <p><em>&#8220;A magical story of friendship played out to a soft accordion harmony which leaves both parents and kids totally entertained&#8221;</em> <strong>Zen Ten Baby</strong></p> ]]>
2019-06-01T11:30:00 2019-06-01T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Julian Clary: Born to Mince]]> Are you ready for some filth? I know I am. It’s been a while since I sallied forth to pleasure the provinces with my particular brand of saucy innuendo. Let me at them!

Saturday 1 June 2019 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £26.50 (£24.50 concessions)


<p><strong>&#8220;Are you ready for some filth? I know I am. It’s been a while since I sallied forth to pleasure the provinces with my particular brand of saucy innuendo. Let me at them!&#8221;</strong></p> <p>In this outrageously camp new show, (that he was going to call Bed Knobs and Knee Pads but was advised might not sell too well in Harrogate), renowned homosexual Julian Clary will bare his soul as never before in the interests of light entertainment. </p> <p>He’ll murder some well known songs along the way, no doubt, read you a sneak preview from his next memoir A Night At the Lubricant and make withering remarks about punters foolish enough to sit in the front row. You know the kind of thing. It’s the only life he knows. Don’t miss out. </p> <p>This might well be the final mince…</p> <p><strong><em>&#8220;Julian Clary unleashes a tsunami of smut&#8221;</em></strong> <br /> The Guardian</p> <p>Recommended 16+</p> ]]>
2019-06-01T19:30:00 2019-06-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[One Night In Miami...]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Cassius Clay is crowned the new heavyweight champion of the world and celebrates with three of his closest friends

Friday 7 - Saturday 22 June 2019

Tickets: £37.50 - £8.50

Production Company: One Night in Miami... is produced by special arrangement with ABKCO. Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company presents

Author: Kemp Powers


<h2><span class="caps">BOOKING</span> <span class="caps">NOW</span> <span class="caps">OPEN</span></h2> <p><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> <p><br /> </p> <p><strong><span class="caps">BEFORE</span> <span class="caps">THEY</span> <span class="caps">WERE</span> <span class="caps">ICONS</span> <span class="caps">THEY</span> <span class="caps">WERE</span> <span class="caps">FRIENDS</span>.</strong></p> <p>25 February 1964: Cassius Clay is crowned the new heavyweight champion of the world and celebrates with three of his closest friends – activist Malcolm X, American football icon Jim Brown and soul star Sam Cooke – in a downtown Miami motel room.</p> <p>That much we know is true. What follows is an imagined account of a fabled real-life event.</p> <p>Kemp Powers’ tough-talking, in-your-face drama speculates on what might have happened in that room that night. Over music, whiskey and two tubs of vanilla ice cream, the men wrangle with the change that’s gonna come. What will emerge are four legends that would define an era.</p> <p>Directed by <strong>Matthew Xia</strong> (director of 2018’s acclaimed production <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/shebeen/"><strong>Shebeen</strong></a>), <strong>One Night in Miami&#8230;</strong> is a play about prejudice and brotherhood, and asks us: on which side of the fence do we stand when hard choices need to be made?</p> <p><strong>One Night in Miami&#8230;</strong> received its theatrical stage premiere in the UK at the Donmar Warehouse on Tuesday 11 October 2016.</p> <p>Praise for the Donmar’s production:</p> <p>★★★★ <strong>“packs one hell of a punch”</strong> The Times</p> <p>★★★★ <strong>“Powers has lit on a crucible moment”</strong> The Observer</p> <p>★★★★ The Telegraph</p> <p><strong>Post show discussion Thursday 13 June</strong></p> <p>Starring Olivier Award-Winner and The Voice UK finalist <strong>Matt Henry</strong> as Sam Cooke</p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1357.1684.MattHenry/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> <h2><span class="caps">CAST</span></h2> <p>Sam Cooke <strong>Matt Henry</strong> <br /> Olivier Award-Winner for <em>Kinky Boots</em> and <em>The Voice UK</em> finalist</p> <h2><span class="caps">CREATIVE</span> <span class="caps">TEAM</span></h2> <p>Writer <strong>Kemp Powers</strong><br /> Director <strong>Matthew Xia</strong><br /> Designer <strong>Grace Smart</strong><br /> Lighting Designer <strong>Ciarán Cunningham</strong><br /> Composer/Sound Designer <strong>Max Pappenheim</strong><br /> Casting Director <strong>Sophie Parrott <span class="caps">CDG</span></strong></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.</p> <p>Schools workshops are available, please contact <a href="mailto://schoolbookings@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk"><strong>schoolbookings@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk</strong></a> for more information.</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> <p>Sponsored by<br /> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1158.3132.NTUsmalllogo_CMYK/200x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> ]]>
2019-06-07T19:30:00 2019-06-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[One Night In Miami... Pay What You Can Performance ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000

Wednesday 12 June at 7.30pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can


<h2>This performance of One Night In Miami&#8230; 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>One Night In Miami&#8230;</strong> on <strong>Wednesday 12 June 2019 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. You can buy your Pay What You Can tickets from at Box Office from 10am until 6pm. 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 12 June 2019, 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="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/mmlib/includes/sendapplicationfile.php?id=7752"><strong>download and print out the Pay What You Can form in advance here.</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Please note that queuing may begin outside Box Office before 10am; holding space in the queue for others is not permitted; two tickets will be allocated per form only; filling forms for people who are not present is not permitted; tickets are subject to availability; no choice of ticket is possible; payments must be made in cash only and tickets cannot be exchanged to other performances or refunded. Remember to bring your tickets to the performance, we are unable to reprint tickets.</strong></p> <p>If you have mobility requirements or use a wheelchair please contact Nottingham Playhouse Box Office on 0115 941 9419 on Wednesday 12 June 2019 only.</p> <h2>About the Play</h2> <p><strong><span class="caps">BEFORE</span> <span class="caps">THEY</span> <span class="caps">WERE</span> <span class="caps">ICONS</span> <span class="caps">THEY</span> <span class="caps">WERE</span> <span class="caps">FRIENDS</span>.</strong></p> <p>25 February 1964: Cassius Clay is crowned the new heavyweight champion of the world and celebrates with three of his closest friends – activist Malcolm X, American football icon Jim Brown and soul star Sam Cooke – in a downtown Miami motel room.</p> <p>That much we know is true. What follows is an imagined account of a fabled real-life event.</p> <p>Kemp Powers’ tough-talking, in-your-face drama speculates on what might have happened in that room that night. Over music, whiskey and two tubs of vanilla ice cream, the men wrangle with the change that’s gonna come. What will emerge are four legends that would define an era.</p> <p>Directed by <strong>Matthew Xia</strong> (director of 2018’s acclaimed production <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/shebeen/"><strong>Shebeen</strong></a>), <strong>One Night in Miami&#8230;</strong> is a play about prejudice and brotherhood, and asks us: on which side of the fence do we stand when hard choices need to be made?</p> <p><strong>One Night in Miami&#8230;</strong> received its theatrical stage premiere in the UK at the Donmar Warehouse on Tuesday 11 October 2016.</p> <p>Praise for the Donmar’s production:</p> <p>★★★★ <strong>“packs one hell of a punch”</strong> The Times</p> <p>★★★★ <strong>“Powers has lit on a crucible moment”</strong> The Observer</p> <p>★★★★ The Telegraph</p> <p><strong>Post show discussion Thursday 13 June</strong></p> <p>Starring Olivier Award-Winner and The Voice UK finalist <strong>Matt Henry</strong> as Sam Cooke</p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1357.1684.MattHenry/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> <h2><span class="caps">CAST</span></h2> <p>Sam Cooke <strong>Matt Henry</strong> <br /> Olivier Award-Winner for <em>Kinky Boots</em> and <em>The Voice UK</em> finalist</p> <h2><span class="caps">CREATIVE</span> <span class="caps">TEAM</span></h2> <p>Writer <strong>Kemp Powers</strong><br /> Director <strong>Matthew Xia</strong><br /> Designer <strong>Grace Smart</strong><br /> Lighting Designer <strong>Ciarán Cunningham</strong><br /> Composer/Sound Designer <strong>Max Pappenheim</strong><br /> Casting Director <strong>Sophie Parrott <span class="caps">CDG</span></strong></p> <p>Sponsored by<br /> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1158.3132.NTUsmalllogo_CMYK/200x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> ]]>
2019-06-12T19:30:00 2019-06-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Amp Night - June 2019]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 AMP Night showcases brand new ideas by exciting artists from the East Midlands.

Wednesday 12 June 2019, 8pm

Tickets: £3


<p><span class="caps">AMP</span> Night showcases brand new ideas by exciting artists from the East Midlands. Come and witness the birth of a new show or career and be part of a conversation which helps theatre-makers develop their work. </p> <p><span class="caps">AMP</span> night is part of <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/participation/amplify/"><strong>Amplify</strong></a>, our artist development programme which nurtures talent from the region.</p> ]]>
2019-06-12T20:00:00 2019-06-12T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Pizza Shop Heroes]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 We’re going to tell you our stories how we want to.

18 & 19 June 2019, 7.45pm

£12/10 concession

Production Company: Phosphoros Theatre

Duration: Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Age Rating: Age recommendation: 12+


<p>Created by one of the UK’s leading refugee theatre companies and starring four young men who made the dangerous journey to the UK on their own as children from Afghanistan, Eritrea and Albania. </p> <p>They have told their ‘stories’ repeatedly to the Home Office as part of seeking asylum and it is the desire to reclaim them that grounds Phosphoros Theatre’s innovative work. From the precinct of a pizza shop we embark on a journey across time and continents to explore how they got here, where they’re going and what they’ve learnt along the way. </p> <p>It’s a story of male and cultural identity, of family and fatherhood; a lyrical collage of memories, hopes, dreams and imagined realities. From prisons in Libya and Greece to conversations with absent Mothers to raising the next generation of sons. Powerful, celebratory, affirming, authentic; this is theatre that puts refugees centre stage.</p> <p> <ul> <li>‘It will change your perception. It will make you understand more. It is a play that should be seen by all.’ <strong>North West End</strong></li> </ul></li></p> <p>‘A declaration of strength, willpower and whole-hearted embrace of life, engineered by people who have climbed mammoth obstacles to perform it. It’s inspiring, humbling and deeply moving’. <strong>Plinth Arts magazine</strong></p> <p>For more information check out our website <a href="https://www.phosphorostheatre.com"><strong>https://www.phosphorostheatre.com</strong></a></p> ]]>
2019-06-18T19:45:00 2019-06-19T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Electrolyte]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Electrolyte is a multi award winning piece of gig theatre that powerfully explores mental health for a contemporary audience.

Thursday 20 June 2019, 7.45pm

£12 / £10 concession


<p>Jessie&#8217;s sick of Leeds.<br /> A city she thought she would never leave.<br /> But the aimlessness of the people<br /> she once believed she would always need<br /> is suffocating.</p> <p>Wondering whether she&#8217;s had enough,<br /> in a dirty nightclub not too far off,<br /> Jessie&#8217;s blinded by the light of Allie Touch,<br /> a singer song-writer with a taste for big ambitions,<br /> amongst some other stuff.</p> <p>Feeling rough in the five in the morning sunlight,<br /> Jessie&#8217;s sight is fixed on the path that Allie lights<br /> And like a moth to a flame in the night,<br /> She ignites.</p> <p>Electrolyte is a multi award winning piece of gig theatre that powerfully explores mental health for a contemporary audience. Written in spoken word poetry and underscored by original music ranging from &#8216;blasts of sound to lyrical sweetness&#8217; ***** The Scotsman, this &#8216;unstoppable&#8217; ***** To Do List production is performed by six multi-instrumentalists who seamlessly integrate live music with expert storytelling.</p> <p>Electrolyte is the winner of the Mental Health Fringe Award, The Stepladder Award, The <span class="caps">LET</span> Award, The Voice Mag Pick of The Fringe Award and the Pleasance Best Newcomer Award 2018.</p> <p> <ul> <li>Broadway Baby &#8216;This is what it must have felt like when audiences first watched Shakespeare</li> </ul></li></p> <p> <ul> <li>Voice Mag &#8216;A sense of powerful hope&#8217;</li> </ul></li></p> <p> <ul> <li>To Do List &#8216;Unstoppable performance&#8217;</li> </ul></li></p> <p> <ul> <li>Three Weeks &#8216;Resonated powerfully with it&#8217;s young audience</li> </ul></li></p> <p> <ul> <li>Ed Fest Mag &#8216;Visceral, emotionally charged and engaging&#8217;</li> </ul></li></p> <p> <ul> <li>Daily Mail &#8216;Packs an emotional punch that could floor Tyson Fury&#8217;</li> </ul></li></p> <p> <ul> <li>The Stage &#8216;Loud, liberating electronica&#8217;</li> </ul></li></p> ]]>
2019-06-20T19:45:00 2019-06-20T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A **** - An Evening with Gill Sims]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000

Monday 24th June 2019, 7.30pm

£16.50

Production Company: Phil McIntyre Entertainments


<p>Author of online sensation Peter and Jane, Gill Sims is the number one best-selling author behind &#8220;<em><span class="caps">WHY</span> <span class="caps">MUMMY</span> <span class="caps">DRINKS</span></em>&#8220;, its follow up &#8220;<em><span class="caps">WHY</span> <span class="caps">MUMMY</span> <span class="caps">SWEARS</span></em>&#8220; and the recently announced <em>&#8220;<span class="caps">WHY</span> <span class="caps">MUMMY</span> DOESN’T <span class="caps">GIVE</span> A…”</em>. Join Gill as she is interviewed about her blog, books, character and much more! There will be readings from her books and also a chance to ask Gill questions from the audience. Books will be available to purchase and sign as well.</p> <p><em>Why Mummy Drinks</em> spent over six months in the Sunday Times bestsellers Top Ten and was the number one bestselling debut hardback novel of 2017. Gill’s second book <em>Why Mummy Swears</em>, published in early 2018, was a Number One Sunday Times bestseller for seven consecutive weeks and has spent a total of 18 weeks in the Top Ten. Since publication of her first book just over a year ago Gill has sold over half a million books.</p> <p>Mummy has an idea… when she can get away from all the other ideas, that the world is full of mums who go to advanced yoga classes, get tiddly on a half glass of white wine, and attend polite book clubs.</p> <p>Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night, of women with sensible haircuts who live only for their family and stand in the playground trying to trump each other by bragging about their offspring’s academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and their latest overseas holidays.</p> <p>Instead, she clutches a large and full glass of wine, muttering ‘FML’ over and over again, until she remembers that great idea…</p> <p><strong>Recommended Age 16+</strong></p> ]]>
2019-06-24T19:30:00 2019-06-24T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Ian McKellen - Sold Out]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 With Tolkien, Shakespeare, others…and you!

Tuesday 25 & Wednesday 26 June 2019

From £25

Production Company: Ambassador Theatre Group presents

Duration: Running time: 2hrs 30 minutes (incl. 20 minute interval)


<p>This show is now sold out. Please contact our Box Office on 0115 941 9419 to be added to the waiting list. </p> <p>A message from Ian McKellen:</p> <p>I’m celebrating my 80th birthday by touring a new solo show to theatres I know well and a few that I don’t. The show starts with Gandalf and will probably end with an invitation to act with me on stage. In-between there will be anecdotes and acting. I open at my local arts centre in January and end up by August in Orkney.</p> <p>Live theatre has always been thrilling to me, as an actor and in the audience. Growing up in Lancashire, I was grateful to those companies who toured beyond London and I’ve always enjoyed repaying that debt by touring up and down the country myself, with the <span class="caps">RSC</span>, the National Theatre, Prospect Theatre, the Actors’ Company, as well as with commercial productions.</p> <p>I was part of the first company which opened the Playhouse in 1963, before I’d ever worked in London. It will be thrilling to be back with my new solo show of anecdote and acting. Including the reprise of one of my youthful performances in Nottingham. All profits will benefit free participatory activity for children in the most deprived areas of Nottingham in particular <span class="caps">SHINE</span> free youth theatres and 50:50 free ticket scheme. See you there, I hope!</p> <p><span class="caps">IAN</span> McKELLEN ON <span class="caps">STAGE</span> is presented by Ambassador Theatre Group</p> <p><strong>Running time:</strong><br /> Act One: 1 hour 15 minutes<br /> Interval: 20 minutes<br /> Act Two: 55 minutes</p> <p><a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1156.3604.PlayhousePassGeneral/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a><br /> Playhouse Pass members save 25% on this event for the first 7 days on sale! (Save 15% from Fri 16 Nov). Join Playhouse Pass today and save up to 25% on this show and much more.</p> ]]>
2019-06-25T19:30:00 2019-06-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[We Can Time Travel]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Musician and theatre-maker Dom Coyote presents his brand-new sci-fi infused solo work, ‘We Can Time Travel’.

Thursday 27 June 2019, 7.45pm

Tickets: £12 / £10 concession

Production Company: Dom Coyote


<p>Following his award-winning ‘Songs for the end of the World’, musician and theatre-maker Dom Coyote presents his brand-new sci-fi infused solo work, ‘We Can Time Travel’.</p> <p>Since he was a boy, Dom has been receiving messages from the Traveller, a mysterious voice, at the edge of time. Join him for an experiment in <span class="caps">DIY</span> time travel as he sets out to change his fate.</p> <p>Jump into a world of analogue synths, cassette tapes, live looping, epic storytelling and roaring songs to raise a rallying cry for our times. Discover a secret society of Time Travellers and take a leap into the unknown.</p> <p>‘We Can Time Travel’ is commissioned by Shoreditch Town Hall and supported by Quarterhouse Folkestone and Bristol Ferment. Funded by Arts Council England and Unity Theatre Trust.</p> <p>Dom Coyote is an award-winning composer, performer and writer of songs, based in Bristol who has created work with Old Vic, Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, Art Angel, Cirque Bijou and Battersea Arts Centre. He is a regular collaborator with Kneehigh Theatre.</p> ]]>
2019-06-27T19:45:00 2019-06-27T19:45:00
<![CDATA[MADD College: Annual Showcase 2019]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama (affectionately known as MADD) trains professional performers for the world stage

Friday 28 June and Saturday 29 June 2019, 7.30pm

Adults £23.50 Under 16's £19


<p><strong>Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama</strong> (affectionately known as <span class="caps">MADD</span>) trains professional performers for the world stage. One of its most famous alumni is Jay McGuiness (The Wanted and <span class="caps">BBC</span> Strictly Winner 2015). <br /> The talented youngsters of the full-time professional Musical Theatre course return to the Nottingham Playhouse with their Annual Showcase &#8211; a spectacular evening of show-stopping performances showcasing the incredible talent homegrown at the Nottingham college. Created by leading directors, choreographers, musical directors and technicians working in the profession today, and starring household names in the making, this <span class="caps">MADD</span> show is a night for all the family and an annual event at Nottingham Playhouse not to be missed! </p> ]]>
2019-06-28T19:30:00 2019-06-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Inside]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us on an immersive journey from conception to birth and share a very special experience with your little one.

Saturday 29 June 2019 at 11am, 1.30pm, 3pm

Tickets: £10 (£9 concession)

Production Company: What's Coming Out of the Box?


<h5><span class="caps">BOOKING</span> <span class="caps">FOR</span> <span class="caps">THIS</span> <span class="caps">SHOW</span> IS <span class="caps">ONLY</span> <span class="caps">AVAILABLE</span> <span class="caps">VIA</span> <span class="caps">BOX</span> <span class="caps">OFFICE</span>. TO <span class="caps">BOOK</span> <span class="caps">TICKETS</span> <span class="caps">PLEASE</span> <span class="caps">CALL</span> 0115 941 9419.</h5> <p><br /> </p> <p>“What was it like in mummy’s tummy?” Have you ever heard this question? Or tried to answer? We did and the result is ‘Inside’.</p> <p>Join us on an immersive journey from conception to birth and share a very special experience with your little one. <strong>Inside</strong> is an intimate, interactive show, specifically devised for 1 – 4 year olds, alongside their families.</p> <p>Set in a campsite and inspired by life inside the womb, it features multi-sensory activities, shadow theatre, live soundmaking and object theatre.</p> <p>How is it inside? How do the inside and the outside talk to each other? How much sound and light comes in? How do we meet?</p> <p><strong>Inside</strong> has been devised in consultation with young children, their families and nursery staff. It is supported by the Arts Council England, Kent County Council, Canterbury City Council, Looping the Loop, The Quarterhouse, The Hullabaloo, The Gulbenkian and Baby Sensory Thanet.</p> ]]>
2019-06-29T11:00:00 2019-06-29T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Comedy Summerslam 2019]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Upfront Comedy makes a long awaited return to Nottingham Playhouse with a heavyweight line up guaranteeing summer belly laughs.

Sunday 30 June at 8pm

Tickets: £17.50 (£15 concession)

Production Company: Upfront Comedy presents


<p><strong>Early Bird Offer: Buy before Saturday 20 April and get your tickets for just £17.50 each</strong></p> <p>Upfront Comedy makes a long awaited return to Nottingham Playhouse with a heavyweight line up guaranteeing summer belly laughs.</p> <p>Comedian turned Teletubbie John Simmit introduces funny Muslim (&amp; disappointing daughter) Shazia Mirza, comedy&#8217;s new queen Judi Love, viral sensation Aurie Styla &amp; the electric Kane Brown. </p> <p><em>&#8220;The most enterprising black comedy promoters in the country&#8221;</em> <strong>The Guardian</strong> </p> ]]>
2019-06-30T20:00:00 2019-06-30T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Urban Explorers 19]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Tom Dale Company’s URBAN EXPLORERS is back for our annual celebration of young dancers across Nottinghamshire.

Thursday 4 July 2019 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £11.50/£7.50 concessions (family tickets available: see below for details)

Production Company: Tom Dale Company


<p>Tom Dale Company’s <strong><span class="caps">URBAN</span> <span class="caps">EXPLORERS</span></strong> is back for our annual celebration of young dancers across Nottinghamshire. Working with Inspire County Youth Arts, expect evocative, free-flowing urban contemporary dance borne out of the intensity and creativity of UK’s electronic dance music scene. </p> <p>In 2019 <strong>Urban Explorers</strong> will feature the crafting of experimental, electronic music live on stage by the dancers. Their movement and choreography will create sound picked up by an array of microphones and amplified environments. In ground-breaking new work, young dancers and TDC’s professionals will animate, agitate and craft a bold vision in this new sonic world.</p> <p><strong>Urban Explorers</strong> is also an opportunity to showcase the best young dancers and musicians from across Nottinghamshire, as they explore the urban arts scene and its influences with visceral urban contemporary dance.</p> <p><strong>Family Ticket price of £32 for 2 adults and 2 children can be booked at Box Office in person or by calling 0115 941 9419</strong>. </p> ]]>
2019-07-04T19:30:00 2019-07-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lights, Camera, Dance!]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Katie Wright School of Dance presents Lights, Camera, Dance!

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July 2019

Tickets: £14.50

Production Company: Katie Wright School of Dance


<p>Katie Wright School of Dance presents <strong>Lights, Camera, Dance!</strong> A showcase of talent from our students aged 2 years – 16 years with different styles including Ballet, Modern, Lyrical and Tap – it is set to be a fantastic show </p> ]]>
2019-07-06T18:00:00 2019-07-07T13:00:00
<![CDATA[The Big Chris Barber Band - 70th Anniversary Concert]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Jazz Legend, Chris Barber, celebrates his 70th Anniversary as band-leader in 2018 with a Europe-wide concert tour

Wednesday 10 July 2019 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £22


<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 Monday 25 February at 10am.</em></h4> <p><br /> </p> <p><strong>Jazz Legend, Chris Barber, celebrates his 70th Anniversary as band-leader in 2018 with a Europe-wide concert tour.</strong></p> <p>Inspired by the &#8216;King Oliver Creole Jazz Band&#8217;, Chris formed his first Band in 1949 at the age of nineteen and has since gone on to become not only Europe&#8217;s most successful and influential bandleaders, but a bona fide jazz legend.</p> <p>With his 10-piece band, featuring a 7-strong front line, Chris plays a selection of his favourite music, including numbers such <em>Bourbon Street Parade</em>, <em>Jubilee Stomp</em>, <em>Petite Fleur</em>, <em>Ice Cream</em>, <em>When the Saints Go Marching In</em>, and much, much more.</p> <p>The Big Chris Barber Band combine all these ingredients into an exciting, and often moving, evening of world-class jazz.</p> <p><em>“When you can release an album that has artists such as Morrison, Waters, Clapton and Knopfler on it then you know you are held in high esteem in the music world. Of course, tying everything together is Barber&#8217;s own exemplary contributions on trombone”</em> </p> <p><strong>The Telegraph</strong></p> ]]>
2019-07-10T19:30:00 2019-07-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[SPLASH!]]> Splash! is a fully accessible show, developed with and for learning disabled young people and their families.

Friday 12, Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 July 2019

Tickets - £5. Carers receive a free ticket.

Production Company: Extraordinary Bodies present


<h4>This event will take place at Attenborough Nature Reserve</h4> <p><strong>Commissioned by the East Midlands Splash! Consortium</strong></p> <p>Flo is a young girl on a fearless journey of discovery. Join her as she dives into a mysterious underwater world, meeting new characters and challenges along the way. Splash! is a beautiful story about growing up, family and independence.</p> <p>Extraordinary Bodies bring this show to life with circus, puppetry, <span class="caps">BSL</span> and visual vernacular &#8211; a multi-sensory, accessible show for all the family.</p> <p>Ticket holders will also be able to access a range of workshops for young people and their families in accessible locations in and around Attenborough Nature Reserve over the performance weekend.</p> <p>If required, up to two carer tickets are available &#8211; <strong>please contact Box Office on 0115 941 9419</strong>.</p> <p>Ticket also gives access to exclusive workshops which can be booked on the day.</p> ]]>
2019-07-12T14:00:00 2019-07-14T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Sister Act]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Sister Act is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film

Friday 12 & Saturday 13 July

Tickets: £18/£15 concession

Production Company: Spotlight Theatre Company


<h2><span class="caps">SISTER</span> <span class="caps">ACT</span></h2> <h4>Music by Alan Menken</h4> <h4>Lyrics by Glenn Slater</h4> <h4>Book by Cheri Steinkellner &amp; Bill Steinkellner</h4> <h5>Additional Book Material Douglas Carter Beane</h5> <h6>Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture “Sister Act” written by Joseph Howard</h6> <p>This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)<br /> All authorised performance materials are also supplied by <span class="caps">MTI</span> Europe <a href="www.mtishows.co.uk"><strong>www.mtishows.co.uk</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Sister Act</strong> is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, this uplifting musical was nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical.</p> <p>When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in one place the cops are sure she won&#8217;t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.</p> <p>Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to <span class="caps">REJOICE</span>!</p> ]]>
2019-07-12T19:30:00 2019-07-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Stand in the Spotlight 2019]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Stand in the Spotlight

Sunday 14 July at 6pm

Tickets: £16/ £13 concession


<p>This award winning company return to the Nottingham Playhouse stage with their annual showcase.Led by Amanda Hall and the Spotlight Theatre Team this is sure to be an exciting, spectacular celebration of dance, drama and singing with just a few surprises.</p> ]]>
2019-07-14T18:00:00 2019-07-14T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Playhouse Pride – Drama Workshop]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of Nottingham Playhouse Pride

Wednesday 24 July 2019, 6.30pm

Tickets: £2


<h4>Part of Nottingham Playhouse Pride </h4> <p>Come and join us at the Nottingham Playhouse as we celebrate Pride week in the city. This workshop will be a chance to play games, learn new performance skills, have fun and get creative in a safe space. The session is about bringing young people together that identify as <span class="caps">LGBTQ</span>+ and questioning, in order to celebrate Pride in a creative and silly way!</p> <p>You don’t need to have previous drama experience, as the session is open to all abilities. It is intended for 13-17 year olds who identify as <span class="caps">LGBTQ</span>+</p> ]]>
2019-07-24T18:30:00 2019-07-24T18:30:00
<![CDATA[Boxes]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of Nottingham Playhouse Pride

Thursday 25 July 2019, 7.45pm

Tickets: £12 / £10 concession


<h4>Part of Nottingham Playhouse Pride </h4> <p><strong>Boxes</strong> are everywhere. </p> <p>Toni and TJ are brother and sister. They have seen a lot. At first glance they fit nicely into stereotypical boxes. But who are they really? </p> <p>After their father dies, they find themselves in a room together. Suddenly their close proximity causes them to reveal ground shaking facts about themselves and their family. A unique story for the British stage, issues of mixed race identity, gender fluidity and pansexual personalities in the black community come to the fore. Thrown into the mix, a War Veteran father from America trying to fit into the British way of life and a white English mother unable to face the real horrors of racial identity for her two children in time when little tolerance present in society.</p> <p>The boxes Toni and TJ thought they fit into are suddenly blown apart. <strong><span class="caps">BOXES</span></strong> explores seldom heard voices from an urban, post modern Britain. </p> <p>Based on a true story. </p> <p><em>&#8216;A tell it like it is approach to new writing&#8217;</em> <strong>Ruby Glaskin, Milk Presents</strong></p> <p>Original <span class="caps">EDM</span> music score by Ross Allchurch and striking physical spectacles by Alleyne Dance International, it is a multi-disciplined attack on traditional theatre form </p> ]]>
2019-07-25T19:45:00 2019-07-25T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Write Pride: Masterclass with Bonnie and the Bonnettes]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of Nottingham Playhouse Pride

Friday 26 July 2019, 11am-2pm

Tickets: £5


<h4>Part of Nottingham Playhouse Pride </h4> <p>Write Pride festival proudly presents a Masterclass with the creative minds behind Bonnie and The Bonnettes: Hattie Eason, Cameron Sharp, Rebecca Glendenning</p> <p>16+ only</p> <p>About Bonnie and the Bonnettes:</p> <p>Bonnie and The Bonnettes are a theatre company based in the North East (Newcastle). Their work is sometimes about them, sometimes about other people, but mostly about the world they live in. They like it when audiences laugh and when audiences think, but they really like it when both happen at the same time. They want to share stories, challenge perceptions, and have a good time whilst doing it. Their work is loud, fun, and unapologetic.</p> <p>“The trio present a colourful united front against the world” &#8211; A Younger Theatre</p> <p>Our series of masterclasses will include a combination of writing prompts, focussed writing time and professional advice from an experienced writer to support you in exploring <span class="caps">LGBTQ</span> themes in your writing.</p> <p>For more information, contact Writing Proud at writingproud@gmail.com or visit http://writingproud.co.uk </p> ]]>
2019-07-26T11:00:00 2019-07-26T11:00:00
<![CDATA[Write Pride: Bonnie and the Bonnettes - The Bon Bon Cabaret]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of Nottingham Playhouse Pride

Friday 26 July 2019, 7.30pm

Tickets: £8 / £6 concession


<h4>Part of Nottingham Playhouse Pride </h4> <p><strong>Write Pride festival proudly presents Bonnie and The Bonnettes: The BonBons Cabaret!</strong></p> <p>Meet Us at the Tuck Shop which takes us back to our school discos to celebrate 90’s and 00’s culture and the naivety of youth. </p> <p>Hey Mickey you&#8217;re so fine, you&#8217;re so fine you blow my mind. Hey Mickey.</p> <p>You&#8217;ve crimped your hair, cleaned your heelies, and your eyeliner is think. Your mum&#8217;s ironed your new t-shirt from Tammy girl, your butterfly clips are prepped, and your flared jeans are good to go. You&#8217;re ready.</p> <p>You are sliding through the school hall on your knees and your <span class="caps">BFF</span>&#8217;s are nailing the correct dance routine to Steps&#8217; culturally defining hit 5,6,7,8. The DJ, usually the PE teachers brother, is churning out hit after High School Musical hit and you&#8217;re out of it on panda pop and sherbet. But nothing beats the most important part of a school disco. The tuck shop! Strawberry laces, chewits, dib dabs, sugar mice, those round chocolate balls that look like footballs, or eyes, or sprouts, or something. Freddos are only 5p. Life is good. You buy everything with the £1 your mum gave you and wait for your change. You take your next hit and return to the dancefloor, usually the school hall that smells of feet and BO. But for one night, it’s yours! And you answer the age old question: where did you come from, where did you go, where did you come from? Cotton Eye Joe?</p> <h4>About Bonnie and the Bonnettes: </h4> <p>The BonBons Cabaret started in 2017 and is an evening hosted by Bonnie and The Bonnettes with a mission to facilitate a safe platform for dangerous, queer, and alternative performance work.</p> <p>Bonnie and The Bonnettes are a theatre company based in the North East (Newcastle) and their work is sometimes about them, sometimes about other people, but mostly about the world they live in. They like it when audiences laugh. They like it when they think. They really like it when they do both at the same time. They want to share stories, challenge perceptions, and have a good time whilst doing it. Their work is loud, fun, and unapologetic.</p> ]]>
2019-07-26T19:30:00 2019-07-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Drag Queen Story Time]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of Nottingham Playhouse Pride

Saturday 27 July 2019, 11am and 1pm

Tickets: £10 / £9 concession


<h4>Part of Nottingham Playhouse Pride </h4> <p>Drag Queen Story Time allows children to imagine the world in which people can present as they wish. Where dress up is real.</p> <p>By providing spaces in which kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions, Drag Queen Story Time aims to provide a safe environment, in which children and their grown-ups can encounter <span class="caps">LGBTQ</span>+ representation &#8211; in a fun and engaging way.</p> <p><strong>Join drag queen Aida H. Dee and experience a drag twist to classic storytelling.</strong></p> ]]>
2019-07-27T00:00:00 2019-07-27T11:00:00
<![CDATA[Sarah Keyworth: Dark Horse]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of Nottingham Playhouse Pride

Saturday 27 July 2019, 7pm

Tickets: £12 / £10 concession


<h4>Part of Nottingham Playhouse Pride </h4> <p>You&#8217;ve seen her on Comedy Central, you&#8217;ve seen her on the <span class="caps">BBC</span>. Now see 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and Nottingham-born rising star Sarah Keyworth&#8217;s debut hour. Join Sarah as she tells you about her life with an important little girl and her battle against every expectation of what being a girl means. Think Girls Just Wanna Have Fun but British, deadpan and in no way similar. </p> <p>Tour support for Dane Baptiste, Stewart Francis and Kerry Godliman. Funny Women runner-up. </p> <p>&#8216;Charming&#8217; <strong>Independent</strong><br /> &#8216;Excellently deadpan&#8217; <strong>Huffington Post</strong> <br /> &#8216;I liked that joke about her fanny&#8217; <strong>Sarah Millican</strong> <br /> &#8216;A complete breath of fresh air&#8217; <strong>EdFest</strong></p> ]]>
2019-07-27T19:00:00 2019-07-27T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Coram Boy]]> Albert Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Six professional actors, with up to 100 community performers, will bring to life this epic tale of heartbreak and redemption.

Wednesday 7 - Saturday 10 August 2019

Tickets: £22.50 - £10

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company present


<p>Adapted by Helen Edmundson<br /> Based on the novel by Jamila Gavin</p> <p><a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1156.3604.PlayhousePassGeneral/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <p>In 1739 Thomas Coram established his Foundling Hospital, a home for unwanted children. Into this world fall Aaron and his best friend Toby, one the unknowing heir to a vast fortune and the other rescued from an African slave ship.<br /> Aaron’s gift for music exposes both boys to the dark underbelly of Georgian society. Soon they are on a dangerous journey to unravel their pasts and forge their destinies.</p> <p>Based on Jamila Gavin’s Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year Award-winning novel, Coram Boy is a gripping family saga that exposes an era blighted by slavery and the ill-treatment of children.</p> <p>Nottingham’s beautiful Albert Hall, with its iconic Binns Organ, provides the perfect backdrop to Coram Boy’s soaring choral score. Six professional actors, with up to 100 community performers, will bring to life this epic tale of heartbreak and redemption.</p> <p>Artistic Director Adam Penford, following his highly acclaimed production of The Madness of George <span class="caps">III</span>, directs this tale of the power of music and the unbreakable bond of parent-child love.</p> <p><a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/access/triggers-and-advisories/"><strong>Find out about performance content here</strong>.</a></p> <h3>Creative Team</h3> <p>Director <strong>Adam Penford</strong><br /> Designer <strong>Kevin Jenkins</strong><br /> Sound Designer <strong>Adam P McCready</strong><br /> Musical Director <strong>Alex Patterson</strong></p> ]]>
2019-08-07T19:00:00 2019-08-10T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street: Summer School]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 This year’s summer school production is the brilliant dark comedy Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Saturday 31 August 2019 at 2.30pm and 6.30pm

Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions)


<p>This year’s summer school production is the brilliant dark comedy Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.</p> <p>Join our amazing cast of young people, led by a professional creative team, as they bring to life the murderous Sweeney, the evil Judge Turpin, and of course indulge in some of Mrs Lovett’s suspiciously tasty meat pies. </p> <p>Building on a proud tradition of fantastic summer productions by young people here at the Playhouse, Sweeney Todd promises to be the biggest, boldest and bloodiest yet. Please note this is the play version of Sweeney Todd – so no singing or dancing will be required.</p> <h4><span class="caps">TAKE</span> <span class="caps">PART</span> IN <span class="caps">OUR</span> <span class="caps">SUMMER</span> <span class="caps">SCHOOL</span></h4> <p>Find out more about how you can take part in our summer school production of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/participation/younger-people/summer-schools-2018/"><strong>See here for more details</strong></a></p> ]]>
2019-08-31T14:30:00 2019-08-31T18:30:00
<![CDATA[Sindhu Vee - Sandhog]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2018, Sindhu Vee extends her UK tour

Saturday 7 September at 7.30pm

Tickets: £19 / £17.50 concession


<p>Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2018, Sindhu Vee extends her UK tour due to popular demand with her critically acclaimed show, Sandhog.</p> <p>Loving your children, spouse and ageing parents (in that order, please don’t tell my mother) is very hard work, very intense and a lot of the time it sucks. But who wants to live without love? Highly anticipated debut from the host of BBCR4’s Comedy of the Week podcast. As seen on QI &#8211; BBC2, Have I Got News for You &#8211; BBC1 and Alan Davies As Yet Untitled &#8211; Dave, and heard on Guilty Feminist podcast. </p> <p>“one of the finest hours of stand-up I&#8217;ve ever witnessed” – <strong>I Talk Telly</strong></p> <p>“Acerbic perspective and unapologetic delivery of less politically correct home truths”— <strong>The List</strong></p> <p>★★★★★ I Talk Telly <br /> ★★★★One4Review <br /> ★★★★Fringe Biscuit <br /> ★★★★Fest <br /> ★★★★ The Times <br /> ★★★★Fest Mag </p> ]]>
2019-09-07T19:30:00 2019-09-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[An Enemy of the People]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Would you make a stand, even if it led to your family’s social isolation?

Friday 13 September - Saturday 28 September

Tickets: £37.50 - £8.50

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company present


<p><strong>“Who forms the majority? The wise or the foolish?”</strong></p> <p><strong>Starring Alex Kingston as Dr Stockmann (<em>Doctor Who</em>, <em>ER</em>, <em>Moll Flanders</em>).</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> <p>When Dr Stockmann discovers the town’s famous spa waters are poisoned, she presumes she’ll be treated as a hero for saving the community from disaster. Instead she’s accused by the mayor of threatening the town’s livelihood. Public and media opinion is soon swayed and the community becomes split into factions.</p> <p>Would you make a stand, even if it led to your family’s social isolation? And when does a moral campaign tip into ego-driven martyrdom?</p> <p>A timely and gripping play about fake news, whistle-blowers and the corruption of power which challenges both personal and global politics.</p> <p>This updated version from acclaimed playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz will be directed by Adam Penford (<em>Wonderland, The Madness of George <span class="caps">III</span></em>) and offers a fresh and contemporary look at Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama.</p> <p>This production includes physical violence and scenes with abusive behaviour. There will be theatrical haze, and it may include loud bangs, strobe, and flashing lights. </p> <p><a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/access/triggers-and-advisories/"><strong>Find out about performance content, triggers and advisories here</strong>.</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.</p> <p>Schools Masterclass available, please contact <a href="mailto://schoolbookings@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk"><strong>schoolbookings@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk</strong></a> for more information.</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="" /></p> <p>We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production. </p> <p>Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services. </p> <p><a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/access/"><strong>Find out more on our Access page</strong></a></p> <p>An extra £1.50 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.<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> <p>This production is sponsored by<br /> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1452.3256.BD_NEWVI_Hallmark_Stacked_Navy/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> ]]>
2019-09-13T19:30:00 2019-09-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[LIT 2019]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 LIT explores the turbulent teenage years of a Nottingham girl looking for love in all the wrong places.

Tuesday 24 September - Saturday 5 October 2019

Tickets: £16

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and HighTide present

Age Rating: Age guide: 14+


<p><strong>“I’m making him work for it. Got him to buy me a pack of Tangfastics and a can of Lilt before I showed him my tits.”</strong></p> <p>The problem with love is that it’s different for everyone. For Bex, love is a handjob in detention and the promise of a date at a Chinese buffet. She doesn’t even like Chinese.</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">LIT</span></strong> explores the turbulent teenage years of a Nottingham girl looking for love in all the wrong places.</p> <p>Originally commissioned by HighTide, Sophie Ellerby’s writing revives a proud British tradition by placing complex working class people at the heart of her work. Sophie is an actor and a writer, and the spark of <span class="caps">LIT</span> came from her experience studying young women and mothers in the prison system.</p> <p>Artistic Director of nabokov and director of Paines Plough Roundabout season, Director Stef O’Driscoll is a leading innovator in British theatre; ‘Creates an alternative experience for people who don’t think theatre is for them.’ The Stage.</p> <p>This productions includes strong language, physical violence, references to suicide, underage sex and sexual violence. It include themes of bereavement, living in care, adoption and teenage pregnancy. It may also include flashing lights, loud bangs and theatrical haze. </p> <p><a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/access/triggers-and-advisories/"><strong>Find out about performance content, triggers and advisories here</strong>.</a></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.</p> <p>Post-show panel discussion available for schools. Email <a href="mailto:schoolbookings@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk">schoolbookings@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk</a> for more information. </p> <h4>Groups Tickets </h4> <p>Tickets for groups of 10 or more are £14.50 (subject to availability). Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419. </p> <p>An extra £1.50 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.<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> ]]>
2019-09-24T19:45:00 2019-10-05T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Ben Elton]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000

Monday 30th September 2019, 7.30pm

£31.00

Production Company: Phil McIntyre Entertainments


<p>More than 30 years ago, Ben Elton exploded into the national consciousness hosting Channel 4’s ground breaking Saturday Live. Now, after a 15 year absence, the Godfather of modern stand-up returns to the medium he did so much to define. Back on the road with an all new stand-up show, Ben promises to try and make sense of a world which appears to have gone stark raving mad. </p> <p>As Ben says: &#8220;The last time I toured I was still smarter than my phone. Things have definitely taken a funny turn.&#8221;</p> <p>The 53 date tour kicks off in Dublin on 27 September and then travels across the UK culminating in Torquay on 30 November. Tickets for all shows will go on sale on Monday 10 December.</p> <p>&#8216;<em>Just give him a stage and a microphone and Ben Elton is the best. No contest.</em>&#8216;<br /> <strong>The Sunday Times</strong></p> <p>&#8216;<em>There is nothing, absolutely nothing to beat Ben Elton live!</em>&#8216;<br /> <strong>Evening Standard</strong></p> ]]>
2019-09-30T19:30:00 2019-09-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Count Arthur Strong - Is There Anybody Out There?]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000

Friday 4th October, 7.30pm

£23.00


<p>As well as being the all-round entertainer we all know and love from the telly, Count Arthur Strong is also a lifelong fan of astronomy, since having been given a microscope, or whatever it is they use, for Christmas when he was a small precocious baby. In fact, it’s said the first word he spoke was ‘Uranus’. In this, his brand-new show, he seamlessly combines the very best showbiz entertainment you’ll currently find, in the world, possibly? as he wrestles with some of the big questions that other all-round entertainers shy away from. Such as:</p> <p>Are we alone in the universe?<br /> Is there life on Mars bars?<br /> 2lbs of potatoes.<br /> Packet of ginger nuts.<br /> Don’t lose this shopping list.</p> <p><strong>‘Do not miss this not to be missed type of thing! If I wasn’t in the show I’d definitely be in the audience watching myself intently. Laughing and learning in equal measure. Thoroughly happy to pay the admission fee and definitely not asking for a refund. Also not rustling sweet wrappers and fiddling with my sodding telephone with a gormless expression on my face. See you there!’</strong>. </p> <p><em>“Undeniably brilliant”</em> &#8211; <strong>Brian Logan, The Guardian</strong> <br /> <em>“Pure genius and pure tribute to the golden age of vaudeville”</em> &#8211; <strong>Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard</strong> <br /> <em>“Can safely be mentioned in the same breath as Tommy Cooper”</em> &#8211; <strong>Steve Bennett, Chortle</strong> </p> <p>In little over two decades the meticulous comic creation of Count Arthur Strong has gone from an Edinburgh Fringe cult to become a mainstay of the UK comedy scene. With a reputation built over eight Edinburgh runs, eleven national tours and 70 broadcast shows on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio and TV, Count Arthur Strong’s position in the comedy landscape is now often likened to that once held by the variety greats Tommy Cooper, Ken Dodd and Tony Hancock.</p> ]]>
2019-10-04T19:30:00 2019-10-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Sh*t-faced Shakespeare®: A Midsummer Night's Dream]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Sh!t-faced Shakespeare is the hilarious combination of an entirely serious adaptation of a Shakespearian classic

Saturday 5 October at 7.30pm

£21.50

Production Company: Sh!t-faced Shakespeare

Age Rating: Age 16+


<p>The smash-hit, internationally acclaimed, award-winning, multi sell-out fringe phenomenon is finally off on a UK tour with their version of A Midsummer Night&#8217;s Dream. Sh!t-faced Shakespeare is the hilarious combination of an entirely serious adaptation of a Shakespearian classic, with an entirely sh!t-faced cast member.</p> <p>With one cast member selected at random and given four hours to drink before every show, we present you classical theatre as it was always meant to be seen. With a gin in one hand, a cup of wine in the other and a flagon of ale in the other&#8230; What could possibly go wrong?</p> <p><em>&#8216;A great night out to get properly pucked up. It&#8217;s what Willy would have wanted&#8217;</em> <strong>Time Out</strong><br /> <em>&#8216;There is no doubt this is a hoot to watch&#8217;</em> <strong>Evening Standard</strong></p> <p><strong>Age 16+</strong></p> ]]>
2019-10-05T19:30:00 2019-10-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Vox Pops – Improvised Comedy from True Stories]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Get ready for a sketch show to be made up in front of your very eyes

Saturday 12 October 2019 at 7.45pm

Tickets: £9/£7 concession

Age Rating: Age 18+


<p>Get ready for a sketch show to be made up in front of your very eyes as <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">VOX</span> <span class="caps">POPS</span> bring their signature blend of hilarious characters and comic scenes back to the Nottingham Playhouse!</p> <p>In every show they have a different special guest speaker who tells true stories from their life based on audience suggestions, which form the inspiration for a sketch show that will never happen again.</p> <p>The truth has never been funnier!</p> <p>Nottingham’s MissImp is the longest continuously running improvised theatre company outside of London, and in 2018 celebrated it’s 20th anniversary producing top quality improvised comedy theatre in Nottingham and the East Midlands.</p> <p>“Improv Heroes” &#8211; <strong>The Metro</strong></p> <p>“Totally bizarre, funny, and enthralling!”- <strong>Nottingham Evening Post</strong></p> <p>“Each show is a unique performance which leaves the audience in stitches!” &#8211; <strong>LeftLion</strong></p> ]]>
2019-10-12T19:45:00 2019-10-12T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Austentatious]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 An improvised Jane Austen novel.

Sunday 13 October 2019 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £18.50 / £16.50 concession

Age Rating: Age guide 12+


<p><strong>Austentatious</strong> is saddling the horses for a Grand Tour of the United Kingdom! </p> <p><strong>Austentatious</strong> is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjures up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.</p> <p>The show comes fresh from six sellout runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, a weekly residency in London’s West End and a <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 special to mark the bicentenary of Austen’s death. Now their show will be appearing at two dozen theatres across the country to entertain and astonish audiences in equal measure.</p> <p>Previous ‘lost’ masterpieces have included Sixth Sense &amp; Sensibility, Double 0 Darcy and Mansfield Shark, and no two shows are ever the same. Performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment, this is a Regency treat guaranteed to delight Austen novices and die-hard fans alike.</p> <p>★★★★★ “Ridiculously silly…wickedly funny” – <strong>The Times</strong></p> <p>★★★★ “A joy to behold” <strong>The Guardian</strong></p> <p>★★★★ “Supersmart and terrifically funny” <strong>The Scotsman</strong></p> “A bravura slab of improvisation” – Independent <p><strong>Age Rec: 12+</strong></p> ]]>
2019-10-13T19:30:00 2019-10-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Frisky & Mannish: Poplab]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 For the first time, you are invited into their PopLab to peek down the microscope at all their latest research projects...

Friday 18 October 2019 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £16.50/ £14.50 concession

Production Company: RBM Presents...


<p>10 years since they burst onto the scene with their wildly popular brand of musical infotainment, <strong>Frisky &amp; Mannish</strong> are officially Pop PhDs, fully qualified to conduct scientific analyses of the molecular intersections between every pop song ever. </p> <p>For the first time, you are invited into their PopLab to peek down the microscope at all their latest research projects. Have they found an effective vaccine for the contagious virus sweeping through the pop world? Who is the latest to benefit from their 80s Dance-Pop Conservation Program? </p> <p>Brush up on your Pop Periodic Table with the mad scientists themselves, and you&#8217;ll be able to answer academic questions yourself, like just how can Coldplay be so popular even though everyone you ask says they hate them?</p> <p>Shameless Edinburgh Fringe sell-outs 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2016. International jetsetters from Shepherd&#8217;s Bush Empire to Sydney Opera House. Adelaide and Brighton prizewinners. <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 1 regulars and stars of BBC2 and BBC3. Cabarioters. Hosts of the Social Vommentary podcast.</p> <p>“A riotous night out” <strong>Guardian</strong> <br /> ★★★★“A constantly evolving force of musical nature” <strong>Metro</strong><br /> “Superb and uncontrollable” <strong>Sunday Times</strong><br /> ★★★★★ “A complete triumph” <strong>Time Out Sydney</strong></p> ]]>
2019-10-18T19:30:00 2019-10-18T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Assassins]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Murder is a tawdry little crime. But when a president gets killed, when Julius Caesar got killed… he gets assassinated.

Wednesday 30 October - Saturday 16 November 2019

Tickets: £45 - £8.50

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and The Watermill Theatre present

Age Rating: Age guide: 14+


<p><strong>Music by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman</strong></p> <p><strong><span class="caps">ASSASSINS</span> is based on an idea by Charles Gilbert Jr.</strong><br /> <strong>Original orchestrations by Michael Starobin</strong><br /> <strong>Playwrights Horizons Inc., New York City, produced <span class="caps">ASSASSINS</span> off-Broadway in 1990</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> <p><strong>“Murder is a tawdry little crime. But when a president gets killed, when Julius Caesar got killed… he gets assassinated.”</strong></p> <p>A man sits in a storeroom on the sixth floor of a Book Depository in Texas in 1963, waiting for John F Kennedy’s motorcade to pass below. He rests his finger on the trigger, ready to join a line of men and women who have shot their way into the history books.</p> <p><strong>Assassins</strong> is a satirical and stylish look at why individuals reach for a gun when they feel their voice can’t be heard. Clever, funny and thought-provoking, this is a musical about the power of the President, the lure of celebrity and the failure of the American dream.</p> <p>Created by the greatest living musical theatre writer, Stephen Sondheim, this multiple Tony Award-winning vaudeville-style show is a modern classic. Following universal acclaim for <em>Sweet Charity</em>, award-winning director Bill Buckhurst returns with another multi-talented cast.</p> <p><a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/access/triggers-and-advisories/"><strong>Find out about performance content, triggers and advisories here</strong>.</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.</p> <p>Musical Theatre Masterclass available, please contact <a href="mailto://schoolbookings@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk"><strong>schoolbookings@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk</strong></a> for more information.</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="" /></p> <p>We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production. </p> <p>Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services. </p> <p><a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/access/"><strong>Find out more on our Access page</strong></a></p> <p>An extra £1.50 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.<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> ]]>
2019-10-30T19:30:00 2019-11-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[An Audience With MARK BILLY BILLINGHAM ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 MARK BILLY BILLINGHAM is TV's most experienced, highest ranking and most decorated SAS leader and sniper.

Monday 11 November 2019 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £26.50

Age Rating: Age guide 14+


<p><br /> </p> <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 12 April at 10am.</em></h4> <p><br /> </p> <p><span class="caps">MARK</span> <span class="caps">BILLY</span> <span class="caps">BILLINGHAM</span> is TV&#8217;s most experienced, highest ranking and most decorated <span class="caps">SAS</span> leader and sniper.</p> <p>Billy is a former <span class="caps">SAS</span> Sergeant Major Class 1 and bodyguard to the stars including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Russell Crowe, Sir Michael Caine, Tom Cruise and many others.</p> <p>Hosted and Produced by endurance running world record breaker Mark Llewhellin.</p> <p>There will also be a Q&amp;A and a chance to meet and have special gift photos with Billy</p> ]]>
2019-11-11T19:30:00 2019-11-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Sleeping Beauty]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A DREAM OF A FAMILY FESTIVE TREAT

Friday 22 November 2019 - Saturday 11 January 2020

Tickets: From £40 - £23.50 (Family tickets from £122 - £102)

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse present Kenneth Alan Taylor's


<p><strong>A <span class="caps">DREAM</span> OF A <span class="caps">FAMILY</span> <span class="caps">FESTIVE</span> <span class="caps">TREAT</span></strong> </p> <p>When Maleficent, the wickedest of witches, isn’t invited to Princess Rosalind’s Christening, she plots her revenge. </p> <p>All grown up, the beautiful Princess pricks her finger on the needle of Maleficent’s enchanted spinning wheel and is cursed to sleep until woken by a kiss from her one true love. Soon Sleeping Beauty and her snoozing friends and family are trapped in the palace and surrounded by a magical forest.</p> <p>Can the brave Prince Alexander, with the help of Fairy Wisheart, save them from their terrible fate and stop the evil witch’s plans before it is too late?</p> <p>Nottingham Playhouse’s legendary panto is the perfect festive treat, with spectacular costumes, stunning sets, comedy and magical musical numbers for everyone to enjoy. </p> <p>Come and join in the spellbinding fun.</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></h2> <p>(except 21 Dec 2.30 &amp; 7.30pm, 23 Dec 2.30 &amp; 7.30pm, 24 Dec 2.00 &amp; 7.00pm, 26 Dec 2.30pm, 27 Dec 2.30pm, 28 Dec 1.00pm, 11 Jan 7.30pm)<br /> <a href="http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1034.8622.PlayhousePassShowPageBadge/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h3>Family Tickets</h3> <p>Family tickets are from £102 and available online or at the Box Office. If purchasing online, please add the relevant amount of tickets (2 adults and 2 Under 16) to your basket and the discount will apply automatically. A family ticket is not available on group bookings and is for four people maximum per household, with a maximum of two adults. 1 family ticket per order only.</p> <h3>Groups</h3> <p><strong>Save up to 20%</strong> on tickets when booking as a group of 10 or more.</p> <h3>Schools</h3> <p>Tickets for school pupils are £12.50 each with 1 free teacher ticket with every 10 bought.<br /> <strong>Early bird offer: Make payment for your school visit before Friday 26 July 2019 and you pay the discounted rate of £12 per ticket.</strong> <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/your-visit/school-visits/">Find out more here.</a> <br /> Book by calling Box Office on 0115 941 9419. </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="" /></p> <p>We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production, as well as a Relaxed Performance and a Dementia-friendly performance. <br /> Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services. </p> <p><strong>An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.</strong> (Postage free to Playhouse Pass members.)</p> <p>Creative Team<br /> Writer and Director <strong>Kenneth Alan Taylor</strong><br /> Sound Designer <strong>Adam P McCready</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> <p><strong>Sleeping Beauty is proudly sponsored by</strong> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1036.5858.NCTLogo/200x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> ]]>
2019-11-22T19:30:00 2020-01-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Sleeping Beauty: Relaxed Performance]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 A relaxed performance of next year’s pantomime Sleeping Beauty 2019/20

Wednesday 8 January 2020 at 11am

Tickets from £12.50


<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 <a href="mailto:access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk">access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sGzLBt_cGdY?rel=0" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <h3>Sleeping Beauty</h3> <p><strong>A <span class="caps">DREAM</span> OF A <span class="caps">FAMILY</span> <span class="caps">FESTIVE</span> <span class="caps">TREAT</span></strong></p> <p>When Maleficent, the wickedest of witches, isn’t invited to Princess Rosalind’s Christening, she plots her revenge.</p> <p>All grown up, the beautiful Princess pricks her finger on the needle of Maleficent’s enchanted spinning wheel and is cursed to sleep until woken by a kiss from her one true love. Soon Sleeping Beauty and her snoozing friends and family are trapped in the palace and surrounded by a magical forest.</p> <p>Can the brave Prince Alexander, with the help of Fairy Wisheart, save them from their terrible fate and stop the evil witch’s plans before it is too late?</p> <p>Nottingham Playhouse’s legendary panto is the perfect festive treat, with spectacular costumes, stunning sets, comedy and magical musical numbers for everyone to enjoy.</p> <p>Come and join in the spellbinding fun.</p> <h3>Booking Information</h3> <p>Tickets are £12.50 for those requiring a relaxed performance, otherwise standard pricing applies.</p> <p>£12.50 tickets are also available online: please email <a href="mailto:access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk"><strong>access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk</strong></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> <h3>access Information</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>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. </p> <p><a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/access/"><strong>Find out more</strong></a>.</p> <p><strong>Sleeping Beauty is proudly sponsored by</strong> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1036.5858.NCTLogo/200x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> ]]>
2020-01-08T11:00:00 2020-01-08T11:00:00
<![CDATA[Sleeping Beauty: Dementia Friendly Performance]]> A Dementia Friendly performance of next year’s pantomime Sleeping Beauty 2019/20

Thursday 9 January 2020, 1pm

£40 - £23.50

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse present Kenneth Alan Taylor's


<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 <span class="caps">DREAM</span> OF A <span class="caps">FAMILY</span> <span class="caps">FESTIVE</span> <span class="caps">TREAT</span> </p> <p>When Maleficent, the wickedest of witches, isn’t invited to Princess Rosalind’s Christening, she plots her revenge. </p> <p>All grown up, the beautiful Princess pricks her finger on the needle of Maleficent’s enchanted spinning wheel and is cursed to sleep until woken by a kiss from her one true love. Soon Sleeping Beauty and her snoozing friends and family are trapped in the palace and surrounded by a magical forest.</p> <p>Can the brave Prince Alexander, with the help of Fairy Wisheart, save them from their terrible fate and stop the evil witch’s plans before it is too late?</p> <p>Nottingham Playhouse’s legendary panto is the perfect festive treat, with spectacular costumes, stunning sets, comedy and magical musical numbers for everyone to enjoy. </p> <p>Come and join in the spellbinding fun.</p> <h2>Here are some of the ways this performance is Dementia Friendly:</h2> <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> <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> <p><strong>An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.</strong></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> <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>Sleeping Beauty is proudly sponsored by</strong> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1036.5858.NCTLogo/200x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> ]]>
2020-01-09T13:00:00 2020-01-09T13:00:00