Nottingham Playhouse - Drama Events http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/events/rss/category/drama Drama Events at Nottingham Playhouse en-gb <![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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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