Nottingham Playhouse supports the bid for UNESCO City of Literature

Tuesday 7th July 2015

From the first stage adaptation of Saturday Night And Sunday Morning starring Ian McKellen in 1964, to the forthcoming world premiere of Any Means Necessary by Kefi Chadwick, new writing and the presentation of international premieres has been an essential part of the Nottingham Playhouse programme. Along the way we have premiered work by David Hare, Trevor Griffiths and Amanda Whittington amongst many others. We even made a new play by Stephen Lowe the centrepiece of our 60th anniversary celebrations. In the past ten years we have premiered more than 50 works, much of it international and have hosted writers from countries as wide ranging as Bosnia, Germany, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Palestine.

Along with our partners in the City, we celebrate the literary heritage and ambitions of Nottingham and believe it deserves both international recognition and, more importantly, a platform from which to grow. To find out more about Nottingham’s bid to become a UNESCO city of literature, visit