Nottingham Playhouse - Drama Events http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/events/rss/category/drama Drama Events at Nottingham Playhouse en-gb <![CDATA[The Madness of George III]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Alan Bennett's moving and funny masterpiece stars Mark Gatiss in the leading role.

The Madness of George III

Friday 2 - Saturday 24 November 2018

Tickets: £37.50 - £8.50

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Presents

Author: Alan Bennett

Duration: Running time: 2hrs 25 mins (incl. interval)


<h3>★★★★★ BY <span class="caps">GEORGE</span>, <span class="caps">MARK</span> <span class="caps">GATISS</span> <span class="caps">HAS</span> <span class="caps">GOT</span> IT!</h3> <p><a href="https://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/madness-king-george-iii-review-nottingham-playhouse-george-mark/"><strong>The Telegraph</strong></a></p> <h3>★★★★ <span class="caps">THIS</span> IS <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">STAND</span>-<span class="caps">OUT</span> <span class="caps">PRODUCTION</span> OF <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">DIRECTOR</span> <span class="caps">ADAM</span> PENFORD’S <span class="caps">INAUGURAL</span> <span class="caps">SEASON</span></h3> <p><a href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/review-the-madness-of-george-iii-at-nottingham-playhouse-smsxhrtx5"><strong>The Times</strong></a></p> <h3>★★★★ <span class="caps">GATISS</span> <span class="caps">AND</span> <span class="caps">ADRIAN</span> <span class="caps">SCARBOROUGH</span> <span class="caps">ARE</span> <span class="caps">ELECTRIC</span> <span class="caps">TOGETHER</span> IN A <span class="caps">TECHNICALLY</span> <span class="caps">STRIKING</span> <span class="caps">OUTING</span> <span class="caps">FOR</span> <span class="caps">ALAN</span> BENNETT’S <span class="caps">MODERN</span> <span class="caps">CLASSIC</span></h3> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/nov/07/the-madness-of-george-iii-review-mark-gatiss-delivers-a-tour-de-force?CMP=twt_a-stage_b-gdnstage"><strong>The Guardian</strong></a></p> <h3>★★★★ </h3> <p><a href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/event/article-6366989/The-Nightingales-review-Needed-longer-drawing-board.html"><strong>The Daily Mail</strong></a> </p> <h3>★★★★ </h3> <p><a href="https://www.metro.news/theatre-review-the-madness-of-king-george-iii/1301418/"><strong>The Metro</strong></a></p> <h3>★★★★ </h3> <p><a href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/culture/theatre-review-the-madness-of-king-george-iii-mark-gatiss-nottingham-playhouse-h5ms5jtj8?CMP=Sprkr-_-Editorial-_-ST_Culture-_-Unspecified-_-TWITTER"><strong>The Sunday Times</strong></a></p> <h3>★★★★ </h3> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/nov/11/the-madness-of-george-iii-mark-gatiss-nottingham-playhouse-alan-bennett-sensational"><strong>The Observer</strong></a></p> <h3>★★★★ </h3> <p><a href="https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2018/madness-george-iii-starring-mark-gatiss-review-nottingham-playhouse/"><strong>The Stage</strong></a></p> <h3>&#8220;a triumph&#8221;</h3> <p><a href="https://www.nottinghampost.com/whats-on/music-nightlife/madness-george-iii-nottingham-playhouse-2191765"><strong>Nottingham Post</strong></a> </p> <p>An Olivier award-winning cast, starring <strong>Mark Gatiss</strong> (<em>Sherlock</em>, <em>The League of Gentlemen</em>, <em>Doctor Who</em>, <em>Wolf Hall</em>, <em>Three Days in the Country</em>), <strong>Adrian Scarborough</strong> (<em>Gavin and Stacey</em>, <em>Upstairs Downstairs</em>, <em>After the Dance</em>) and <strong>Debra Gillett</strong> (<em>Call the Midwife</em> and <em>Doctor Who</em>). </p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CZEYgjhhQU0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1156.3195.MOGTIMETBALESQUARETUES13/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></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>“I’ve always been myself, even when I was ill. Only now I seem myself. And that’s the important thing.”</strong></p> <p>1788. King George <span class="caps">III</span> is the most powerful man in the world. &#8220;However his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic with his mind unravelling at a dramatic pace.</p> <p>As the Queen and Prime Minister attempt to hide the king’s illness from his subjects, royal doctors hopelessly squabble over the correct cure, subjecting him to torturous medical treatments. </p> <p>Ambitious politicians and the scheming prince begin a power struggle, endangering the stability of the crown. <br /> A play about power and identity, examining the fine line between a King and a man.</p> <p><strong>The Madness of George <span class="caps">III</span></strong> is an epic, multi-award-winning drama, familiar from both stage and screen. Expect grand costumes and royal pomp alongside nail-biting tension in Nottingham Playhouse’s brand new production of Alan Bennett’s moving and funny masterpiece.</p> <p><strong>Selected as theatre highlight of 2018 by <span class="caps">BBC</span> News, Daily Mail and Nottingham Post.</strong></p> <p><strong>Contains scenes that some audience members may find distressing.</strong> <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/access/triggers-and-advisories/"><strong>Find out about the trigger warnings and advisories here.</strong></a></p> <p><strong>The Madness of George <span class="caps">III</span></strong> will be part of the NT Live season this year. <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/nt-live-the-madness-of-george-iii/"><strong>Find out more about the NT Live performance here.</strong></a></p> <p><strong>The Madness of George <span class="caps">III</span> Panel Discussion</strong><br /> How was mental illness understood in the time of King George <span class="caps">III</span>? What has changed in attitudes towards mental health and how it is treated since the time of the play? What remains the same and what still needs to change? <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-madness-of-george-iii-panel-discussion/"><strong>Find out more here.</strong></a> </p> <p><a href="https://georgianpapersprogramme.com/the-madness-of-george-iii-explored/"><strong>The Madness of George <span class="caps">III</span> Explored: An Exhibition for Mark Gatiss</strong></a><br /> On 9 October 2018, Mark Gatiss visited the Royal Library at Windsor in preparing for his role as George <span class="caps">III</span>. You can see all of the papers he saw in this fantastic virtual exhibition by the <a href="https://georgianpapersprogramme.com/"><strong>Georgian Papers Programme</strong></a>. <a href="https://georgianpapersprogramme.com/the-madness-of-george-iii-explored/"><strong>See the exhibition here</strong></a>. </p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1156.2019.GPP2/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Left: Mark Gatiss, centre: Arthur Burns, professor of Modern British History at King&#8217;s College London and academic director of the Georgian Papers Programme, right: Oliver Walton, curator, Royal Archives<br /> Images courtesy of Royal Collection Trust /(c) HM Queen Elizabeth II 2018</p> <h2><span class="caps">CAST</span></h2> <p>George <span class="caps">III</span> <strong>Mark Gatiss</strong><br /> Dr Willis <strong>Adrian Scarborough</strong><br /> Queen Charlotte <strong>Debra Gillett</strong><br /> Fitzroy <strong>Nadia Albina</strong><br /> William Pitt <strong>Nicholas Bishop</strong><br /> Fox/Sir Lucas Pepys <strong>Amanda Hadingue</strong><br /> Greville <strong>Jack Holden</strong><br /> Thurlow <strong>David Hounslow</strong><br /> Sir George Baker/Sheridan <strong>Stephanie Jacob</strong><br /> Dr Warren <strong>Louise Jameson</strong><br /> Dundas <strong>Andrew Joshi</strong><br /> Fortnum <strong>Adam Karim</strong><br /> Duke of York <strong>Harry Kershaw</strong><br /> Braun <strong>Billy Postlethwaite</strong><br /> Lady Pembroke <strong>Sara Powell</strong><br /> Prince of Wales <strong>Wilf Scolding</strong><br /> Papandiek <strong>Jessica Temple</strong></p> <h2><span class="caps">CREATIVE</span> <span class="caps">TEAM</span></h2> <p>Writer <strong>Alan Bennett</strong><br /> Director <strong>Adam Penford</strong><br /> Designer <strong>Robert Jones</strong><br /> Lighting Designer <strong>Richard Howell</strong><br /> Sound Designer <strong>Tom Gibbons</strong><br /> Movement Director <strong>Lizzi Gee</strong><br /> Fight Director <strong>Jonathan Holby</strong><br /> Voice Coach <strong>Hazel Holder</strong><br /> Casting Director <strong>Sarah Bird <span class="caps">CDG</span></strong><br /> Casting Director <strong>Stuart Burt <span class="caps">CDG</span></strong><br /> Assistant Director <strong>Jamie Armitage</strong><br /> Wigs Designer <strong>Richard Mawbley</strong><br /> Wardrobe Supervisor <strong>Poppy Hall</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/w7Ea8uVc8A8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <h4>Schools Tickets</h4> <p>School tickets are £12 each (subject to availability). One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased. Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.<br /> Take a look at our range of <a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/participation/schools/secondary-schools-and-colleges/autumn-2018/the-madness-of-george-iii/"><strong>wraparound workshops and sessions available for your school</strong></a> in connection with The Madness of George <span class="caps">III</span>. </p> <h4>Groups Tickets </h4> <p>Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on tickets (subject to availability). Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419. </p> <h4>Access </h4> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.6317.BSLInterpretation/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.8998.Captioned/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /> <img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1092.4947.AudioDescription/100x100.fitdown.JPG" alt="" /><br /> We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production. <br /> Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services. <br /> <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/access/"><strong>Find out more on our Access page.</strong></a></p> <p>We’re delighted that The Madness of George <span class="caps">III</span> is being broadcast by NT Live on Tuesday 20 November. Because of this, from Wednesday 14 – Tuesday 20 November there will be external broadcast vehicles on site and therefore limited designated parking spaces for disabled drivers on East Circus Street outside our Stage Door. </p> <p>The closest drop off points with a drop kerb can be found near the top of East Circus Street as you approach Wellington Circus and in the Taxi bays on North Circus Street.</p> <p>We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and would recommend arriving as early as possible to enable parking in the nearby street bays during this time. Do contact us in advance should you require further advice. We hope you enjoy the show!</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>Proudly sponsored by</p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1156.1735.BD_NEWVI_Hallmark_Stacked_Navy/300x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> ]]>
2018-11-02T19:30:00 2018-11-24T19:30:00
<![CDATA[NT Live: The Madness of George III]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Nottingham Playhouse is going global as we partner with National Theatre Live for the first time to broadcast our new production of The Madness of George III to cinemas worldwide

Tuesday 20 November 2018 at 6.45pm

Author: Alan Bennett


<p>Nottingham Playhouse is going global as we partner with National Theatre Live for the first time to broadcast our new production of The Madness of George <span class="caps">III</span>. The royal-themed drama will be broadcast live from the theatre to cinemas across the UK and beyond, reaching tens of thousands of people. Join us at the Playhouse and be part of this historic broadcast.</p> <p><strong>The Live Broadcast Experience – All You Need To Know</strong></p> <p>As this performance is being broadcast live globally there will be cameras in the auditorium. There will be 360 degree filming which will result in audience members being filmed and appearing on screen. By attending you are agreeing to being filmed and appearing in the broadcast. </p> <p>Views of the Stage<br /> Views of the stage from some seats may be restricted at any time during the performance.</p> <p>• Seats which will have a restricted view throughout the whole performance are priced at £6.<br /> • Seats which may have a restricted view during certain parts of the performance are priced at £12.<br /> • Seats which have a full and unrestricted view of the stage are priced at their usual standard price.</p> <p>As this performance is a live recording, there is a possibility that we might ask you to move seats prior to the performance so that your view is not obstructed.</p> <p><strong>Tickets and Access</strong><br /> All tickets and discounts are subject to availability. If you require level access to the auditorium, or have any other questions about the performance, filming or seat availability, please call Box Office on 0115 941 9419.</p> <p>All audience members must be seated by 6.45pm. Strictly no latecomers or re-admittance to the auditorium once filming has commenced.</p> <p><strong>Parking at the Playhouse</strong><br /> From Wednesday 14 – Tuesday 20 November there will be external broadcast vehicles on site, in the run up to and duration of the live broadcast. This therefore means designated parking spaces for disabled drivers on East Circus Street outside our Stage Door are limited.</p> <p>The closest drop off points with a drop kerb can be found near the top of East Circus Street as you approach Wellington Circus and in the Taxi bays on North Circus Street.</p> <p>We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and would recommend arriving as early as possible to enable parking in the nearby street bays during this time. Do contact us in advance on 0115 941 9419 should you require further advice. </p> <p>If you would like to attend on another date, the full list of performances for The Madness of George <span class="caps">III</span> can be found <a href="https://cms.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/misc/the-madness-of-george-iii/"><strong>here</strong></a>. The Madness of George <span class="caps">III</span> runs from Friday 2 – Saturday 24 November.</p> <p><strong>Restricted view seating</strong><br /> With the exception of the circle, stalls seats are predominantly either restricted view seats or partially restricted view seats.<br /> <strong>Restricted view seats &#8211; £6</strong><br /> Your view will be obstructed for the majority of the performance.<br /> <strong>Partially restricted view seats &#8211; £12</strong><br /> Your view will be partially obstructed during parts of the performance where moving cameras will block your view the stage.</p> <p>Due to the nature of this performance it may be necessary for us to move you to alternative seats. Should this be the case we will give you as much notice as possible, though this may be on the day of the performance itself. <br /> If you have any queries please contact the Box Office on 0115 941 9419</p> <h3>About the Show</h3> <h3>★★★★★ BY <span class="caps">GEORGE</span>, <span class="caps">MARK</span> <span class="caps">GATISS</span> <span class="caps">HAS</span> <span class="caps">GOT</span> IT!</h3> <p><a href="https://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/madness-king-george-iii-review-nottingham-playhouse-george-mark/"><strong>The Telegraph</strong></a></p> <h3>★★★★ <span class="caps">THIS</span> IS <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">STAND</span>-<span class="caps">OUT</span> <span class="caps">PRODUCTION</span> OF <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">DIRECTOR</span> <span class="caps">ADAM</span> PENFORD’S <span class="caps">INAUGURAL</span> <span class="caps">SEASON</span></h3> <p><a href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/review-the-madness-of-george-iii-at-nottingham-playhouse-smsxhrtx5"><strong>The Times</strong></a></p> <h3>★★★★ <span class="caps">GATISS</span> <span class="caps">AND</span> <span class="caps">ADRIAN</span> <span class="caps">SCARBOROUGH</span> <span class="caps">ARE</span> <span class="caps">ELECTRIC</span> <span class="caps">TOGETHER</span> IN A <span class="caps">TECHNICALLY</span> <span class="caps">STRIKING</span> <span class="caps">OUTING</span> <span class="caps">FOR</span> <span class="caps">ALAN</span> BENNETT’S <span class="caps">MODERN</span> <span class="caps">CLASSIC</span></h3> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/nov/07/the-madness-of-george-iii-review-mark-gatiss-delivers-a-tour-de-force?CMP=twt_a-stage_b-gdnstage"><strong>The Guardian</strong></a></p> <p>An Olivier award-winning cast, starring <strong>Mark Gatiss</strong> (<em>Sherlock</em>, <em>The League of Gentlemen</em>, <em>Doctor Who</em>, <em>Wolf Hall</em>, <em>Three Days in the Country</em>), <strong>Adrian Scarborough</strong> (<em>Gavin and Stacey</em>, <em>Upstairs Downstairs</em>, <em>After the Dance</em>) and <strong>Debra Gillett</strong> (<em>Call the Midwife</em> and <em>Doctor Who</em>). </p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CZEYgjhhQU0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>“I’ve always been myself, even when I was ill. Only now I seem myself. And that’s the important thing.”</strong></p> <p>1788. King George <span class="caps">III</span> is the most powerful man in the world. However his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic with his mind unravelling at a dramatic pace.</p> <p>As the Queen and Prime Minister attempt to hide the king’s illness from his subjects, royal doctors hopelessly squabble over the correct cure, subjecting him to torturous medical treatments. </p> <p>Ambitious politicians and the scheming prince begin a power struggle, endangering the stability of the crown. <br /> A play about power and identity, examining the fine line between a King and a man.</p> <p><strong>The Madness of George <span class="caps">III</span></strong> is an epic, multi-award-winning drama, familiar from both stage and screen. Expect grand costumes and royal pomp alongside nail-biting tension in Nottingham Playhouse’s brand new production of Alan Bennett’s moving and funny masterpiece.</p> <p><strong>Selected as a theatre highlight of 2018 by <span class="caps">BBC</span> News, Daily Mail and Nottingham Post.</strong></p> <p>Contains scenes that some audience members may find distressing. <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/access/triggers-and-advisories/">Find out about the trigger warnings and advisories here.</a></p> <h2><span class="caps">CAST</span></h2> <p>George <span class="caps">III</span> <strong>Mark Gatiss</strong><br /> Dr Willis <strong>Adrian Scarborough</strong><br /> Queen Charlotte <strong>Debra Gillett</strong><br /> Fitzroy <strong>Nadia Albina</strong><br /> William Pitt <strong>Nicholas Bishop</strong><br /> Fox/Sir Lucas Pepys <strong>Amanda Hadingue</strong><br /> Greville <strong>Jack Holden</strong><br /> Thurlow <strong>David Hounslow</strong><br /> Sir George Baker/Sheridan <strong>Stephanie Jacob</strong><br /> Dr Warren <strong>Louise Jameson</strong><br /> Dundas <strong>Andrew Joshi</strong><br /> Fortnum <strong>Adam Karim</strong><br /> Duke of York <strong>Harry Kershaw</strong><br /> Braun <strong>Billy Postlethwaite</strong><br /> Lady Pembroke <strong>Sara Powell</strong><br /> Prince of Wales <strong>Wilf Scolding</strong><br /> Papandiek <strong>Jessica Temple</strong></p> <h2><span class="caps">CREATIVE</span> <span class="caps">TEAM</span></h2> <p>Writer <strong>Alan Bennett</strong><br /> Director <strong>Adam Penford</strong><br /> Designer <strong>Robert Jones</strong><br /> Lighting Designer <strong>Richard Howell</strong><br /> Sound Designer <strong>Tom Gibbons</strong><br /> Movement Director <strong>Lizzi Gee</strong><br /> Fight Director <strong>Jonathan Holby</strong><br /> Voice Coach <strong>Hazel Holder</strong><br /> Casting Director <strong>Sarah Bird <span class="caps">CDG</span></strong><br /> Casting Director <strong>Stuart Burt <span class="caps">CDG</span></strong><br /> Assistant Director <strong>Jamie Armitage</strong><br /> Wigs Designer <strong>Richard Mawbley</strong><br /> Wardrobe Supervisor <strong>Poppy Hall</strong></p> <p>Proudly sponsored by</p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1156.1735.BD_NEWVI_Hallmark_Stacked_Navy/300x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> ]]>
2018-11-20T18:45:00 2018-11-20T18:45:00
<![CDATA[70th Anniversary Gala: The Madness of George III]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Celebrate Nottingham Playhouse's platinum anniversary at this special gala event.

Thursday 22 November 2018 at 6.30pm (Performance starts at 7.30pm)

Tickets: £87.50 - £70

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Presents


<p>This year we’re proud to celebrate the platinum anniversary of Nottingham Playhouse. For 70 years, our charity has been making world-class theatre in Nottingham, enthralling audiences and inspiring people from the local community to explore their creativity.</p> <p>To celebrate, we’re hosting a special Gala performance of <strong>The Madness of George <span class="caps">III</span></strong>. The evening will also include a drinks and canapé reception in the company of famous faces and an auction to raise funds to support the work we do in the theatre and beyond. Prizes up for auction so far include; </p> <p>• Afternoon tea at <a href="https://www.hartsnottingham.co.uk/">Hart&#8217;s Nottingham</a> with Mark Gatiss and Adrian Scarborough.<br /> • A walk-on role in this year’s Nottingham Playhouse pantomime including 4 tickets to watch. <br /> • Nottinghamshire County Cricket team signed cricket bat and shirt.<br /> • Original and authenticated ‘Dead Funny’ programme from 1994, signed by Zoë Wanamaker and cast. <br /> • Nottingham City Transport Double Decker driving experience for 4. <br /> • Signed Sat Bains book, ‘Too many Chiefs only one Indian’<br /> • ‘Mark Gatiss as George III’ drawing, by Mark Gatiss himself.</p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1274.3895.MarkGatissDrawing2/600x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>• A framed flyer for the Tennessee Williams play &#8216;Vieux Carre&#8217;, for its Nottingham Playhouse European premiere in 1978, signed by Tennessee Williams himself and kindly donated by Tom Huggon, Deputy Lord Lieutenant.</p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1274.4929.TenesseeWilliams2/600x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Your support will help propel our creative and charitable work so we can continue to inspire and involve audiences and theatre practitioners of all ages for another 70 years.</p> <p>Join us in the company of Andrew Scott, Kenneth Alan Taylor and a host of other famous faces on 22nd November. Our first auction lot will be hosted by Mark Gatiss himself. </p> <p>The dress code for the evening is &#8216;dress up, dress down, dress fabulous!&#8217;</p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1274.1640.Gala7/600x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1274.5141.Gala8/600x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1274.1848.Gala10/600x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1274.5945.Gala11/600x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>The production of The Madness of George <span class="caps">III</span> contains scenes that some audience members may find distressing. <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/access/triggers-and-advisories/">Find out about the trigger warnings and advisories here.</a></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CZEYgjhhQU0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <h4>This gala event is sponsored by</h4> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1274.9426.RussellScanlanNEWLOGO/200x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Image credits: <br /> <em>Andrew Scott © Paul Rogers</em><br /> <em>Mark Gatiss © Eivind Hansen</em></p> ]]>
2018-11-22T19:30:00 2018-11-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Missing ]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Missing is a deliciously warped journey into the depths of the human psyche.

Credit Richard Haughton

Tuesday 29 - Thursday 31 January 2019

Tickets £24 - £8

Production Company: Gecko Theatre

Duration: 70 minutes (no interval)

Age Rating: Age 14+


<p><strong>Missing</strong> is a deliciously warped journey into the depths of the human psyche. Follow Lily, a woman whose soul appears to be decaying. She is very successful in life and love but something is missing&#8230;</p> <p>Amit Lahav’s production invites the audience to experience a series of extraordinary images, jaw-dropping choreography and a tantalizing multilingual vocal landscape. The shadows of Lily’s past invite her, along with each audience member, to consider how far they have strayed from who they are and where they come from.</p> <p><strong>Missing</strong> is a truly universal theatrical experience. Since 2012 it has toured to Russia, China, Georgia, Malta, Colombia, Mexico and across the UK.</p> <p><em>“Together they generate a tingling energy.”</em> <br /> ★★★★ The Times (Donald Hutera)</p> <p><em>“A kind of restless delirium, dense with poetic effect.”</em><br /> ★★★★ <strong>The Guardian</strong> (Sanjoy Roy)</p> <p>Some smoke, strobe and haze effects will be used during the performance</p> <h3>Post Show Discussion &#8211; Tuesday 29 January</h3> <p><br /> </p> <h3>Schools</h3> <p>Gecko is currently listed as a prescribed practitioner on the <span class="caps">AQA</span> specification for AS and A-Level Drama &amp; Theatre, and are regularly studied by students across the world undertaking the International Baccalaureate in Theatre.</p> <p>Schools tickets are £12 each (subject to availability). 1 teacher goes free with every 10 tickets purchased. Gecko&#8217;s student resource pack will be available to all schools who book tickets for Missing. <br /> <strong>Book now by calling Box Office on 0115 941 9419.</strong></p> <p>Gecko’s education and outreach is a key area of the company’s work and they can provide workshops for <span class="caps">GCSE</span>, A-Level and higher education students at an additional cost. Contact <a href="mailto:schoolbookings@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk">schoolbookings@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk</a> for more information. </p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1312.5384.PlayhousePassShowPageBadge/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Playhouse Pass members save 25% during the priority booking period of Friday 6 &#8211; 13 July, and 15% thereafter.</p> <p><strong>An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you</strong></p> ]]>
2019-01-29T19:30:00 2019-01-31T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Gypsy Queen]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 The story of ‘Gorgeous’ George O’Connell, bare-knuckle fighter from a traveller backgroun

Saturday 2 February 2019 at 8pm

£14 (£12 concession)

Production Company: Hope Theatre Company

Author: Rob Ward


<p>The story of ‘Gorgeous’ George O’Connell, bare-knuckle fighter from a traveller background, who enters the world of professional boxing which puts him on a collision course with his roots, his identity and his greatest fear. </p> <p>In the opposite corner gay boxer Dane ‘The Pain’ Samson, son of a boxing legend, is fighting his own battles that lead to a tragedy that neither could predict. An unconventional <span class="caps">LGBT</span> love story about two fighters who discover the greatest challenge lies outside the ring.</p> <p>An extra £1 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> ]]>
2019-02-02T20:00:00 2019-02-02T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Wonderland]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Wonderland is the spirited and uplifting drama written by the daughter of a Nottinghamshire miner. Expect dark humour and tension in this 360° look at the events leading up to and during the miner’s strike.

Friday 8 February - Saturday 23 February 2019

Tickets from £37.50 - £8.50

Production Company: Nottingham Playhouse and Northern Stage present the Nottingham Playhouse production

Author: Beth Steel

Age Rating: Suitable for ages 14+


<h2><span class="caps">BOOKING</span> <span class="caps">NOW</span> <span class="caps">OPEN</span></h2> <p><br /> <a href="https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/membership"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1156.3604.PlayhousePassGeneral/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <p>‘THE <span class="caps">BEST</span> <span class="caps">PLAY</span> about the Miners’ Strike’ (Nottingham Post). <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">UNMISSABLE</span> <span class="caps">HIT</span> OF 2018 IS <span class="caps">BACK</span> BY <span class="caps">POPULAR</span> <span class="caps">DEMAND</span>! </p> <p>Nottinghamshire, 1983. Two 16 year olds wait nervously at the pithead. Guided by a veteran miner, they descend into the brotherhood, banter, searing heat and liquid blue light of Welbeck Colliery.</p> <p>Meanwhile in London, an American <span class="caps">CEO</span> known as The Butcher is brought in to reform King Coal. Pits close and a strike is called.</p> <p>A Tory MP tussles with his leader’s hard line ideology, whilst an eccentric dandy is sent undercover to break up the strike. Cracks appear on all sides as the embattled miners are torn apart trying to protect their livelihoods and families. Nothing will be the same again.</p> <p>Wonderland is the spirited and uplifting drama written by the daughter of a Nottinghamshire miner. Expect dark humour and tension in this 360° look at the events leading up to and during the miner’s strike.</p> <p>★★★★ “This is a big play…full of heart.” The Guardian<br /> ★★★★ “Powerful, pertinent drama” The Stage<br /> “Exceptional programming from Nottingham’s new Artistic Director Adam Penford” WhatsOnStage</p> <p><strong>Age Guidance: Suitable for ages 14+. Contains strong language and some nudity</strong></p> <p><strong>Post-Show discussion Thursday 14 February</strong> </p> <h3>Creative Team</h3> <p>Writer <strong>Beth Steel</strong><br /> Director <strong>Adam Penford</strong><br /> Designer <strong>Morgan Large</strong><br /> Lighting Designer <strong>Jack Knowles</strong><br /> Composer/Sound Designer <strong>Jon Nicholls</strong><br /> Movement Director <strong>Naomi Said</strong><br /> Original Casting Directors <strong>Sarah Bird <span class="caps">CDG</span></strong> and <strong>Vicky Richardson</strong><br /> Revival 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>An extra £1 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> ]]>
2019-02-08T19:30:00 2019-02-24T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Buzzy Bees Drama Games]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Learn basic introductory performance skills and unlock confidence as we explore the world of theatre together.

Wednesday 20 February 2019 at 10.30am

Tickets: £6 (for every paying child, one adult accompanies for free)

Age Rating: Ages 4 - 8 Years


<p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1372.3550.FebFamilyFestBannerPlain/500x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p><strong>Wed 20 Feb, 10.30am – 12.00pm</strong> (for ages 4 – 8yrs)</p> <p>Learn basic introductory performance skills and unlock confidence as we explore the world of theatre together. Suitable for all levels. </p> <p><strong>Price: £6</strong></p> ]]>
2019-02-20T10:30:00 2019-02-20T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Miles Jupp: The Life I Lead]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Life I Lead sees Miles Jupp, one of Britain’s leading stand-up comedians and revered actors bringing David Tomlinson’s remarkable story to life

Tuesday 26 February 2019 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £21.50


<p>Best remembered for playing Mr Banks in Disney’s classic film <em>Mary Poppins</em>, David Tomlinson was renowned for playing the classic English gent, forthright, proper, and a loveable fool. His meeting with Walt Disney came to encapsulate his incredible life full of adventure and heartbreak. </p> <p>The man who portrayed one of cinema’s most famous patriarchs was defined by his relationship with his own father – a remote eccentric, who was hiding an extraordinary tragicomic secret. </p> <p>The Life I Lead sees Miles Jupp, one of Britain’s leading stand-up comedians and revered actors (<em>Mock the Week</em>, <em>The News Quiz</em>, <em>Rev</em>, <em>The Durrells</em>) bringing David Tomlinson’s remarkable story to life. </p> <p><strong>A richly comic and moving tale of fathers and sons across the generations, <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">LIFE</span> I <span class="caps">LEAD</span> fills in the blanks behind a very well-known face</strong>.</p> ]]>
2019-02-26T19:30:00 2019-02-26T19:30:00
<![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></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[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 /> Sound Designer <strong>Carolyn Downing</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> ]]>
2019-06-07T19:30:00 2019-06-22T19:30:00