Opens on November 2nd
Rehearsals are nearly over as Of Mice and Men gets ready for opening night on Friday 2 November.
John Steinbeck’s iconic masterpiece has become one of the most famous literary works of the 20th century with its central themes of friendship, ambition and hope speaking to us now just as much as it did when it was first published in 1937.
Written during the Great Depression, Of Mice and Men tells the story of George and his friend Lennie who share a common dream; to find a place of their own that they can call home. They embark on a journey to leave their poverty behind and make a fresh start. However, things don’t go quite as planned as a tragic chain of events unfold which test their friendship to the ultimate limit.
Nottingham Playhouse’s Artistic Director, Giles Croft, directs a talented cast which includes John Elkington as George and Daniel Hoffmann-Gill as Lennie. Elkington may be familiar to those of you who saw our production of The Importance of Being Earnest, and has a long list of television credits including Sunshine, Cold Blood, Shameless, Emmerdale and Coronation Street. Daniel Hoffmann-Gill also shares a successful history at Nottingham Playhouse, having portrayed Bill Voce in The Ashes last September and staging the sell-out show Our Style is Legendary in the Neville Studio earlier this year.
The cast of the show combined the hard work of rehearsing with a bit of fun this week as they took a trip to Colwick Woods to play a game of “horseshoes”. Their game was recorded by our LX department and the sound will be used in the forthcoming play.
You can book your tickets now by calling 0115 941 9419 or online