Saturday 31 March – Sunday 22 Apr

Evenings 7pm Matinees Sat 7 Apr 3pm, Sat 14 Apr, 3pm, Tue 17 Apr, 1.30pm, Wed 18 Apr 1.30pm, Sat 21 Apr 3pm and Sun 22 Apr 3pm

Best suited for Years 4-6

“I’m always in the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s because of my no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealin’-great-great-grandfather.”

With generations of bad luck in his family, it’s no surprise to Stanley Yelnats when he finds himself the victim of a miscarriage of justice and sent to Camp Green Lake.

Camp Green Lake by name, but certainly not by nature – there’s nothing green and no lake, just a lot of holes populating the barren landscape… He’s told the holes are to ‘build character’ and soon joins fellow inmates in digging one hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, every day.

Facing up to the tyrannical Warden, her two cronies, fearsome rattlesnakes and yellow-spotted lizards, will Stanley and his new friends unearth what’s really going on at Camp Green Lake?

Holes is a multi-award-winning novel that went on to have box office success on the big screen. Louis Sachar’s theatrical version is perfect for both adults and kids, promising quality drama with an added shovel full of fun. Including live music and puppetry, this off-beat and quirky adventure romp is a tale of friendship, family and the power of redemption.

Post-show discussion: Thu 12 Apr

(see show page for dates)


A fun and interactive workshop to help pupils to dig deeper and find new depths behind the themes of redemption, injustice, friendship and difference.
A range of imaginative activities will encourage pupils to discover their own ventures. The workshop is suitable for 10 – 30 students and dates are flexible to suit your requirements.

Price: £85 for 60 minute workshop or £150 for half-day workshop (+ tickets for the show). Additional travel costs may be required for schools outside of Nottinghamshire.

For more information or to book a workshop complete our Workshop Enquiry Form and send to schoolbookings@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk or call the Participation team on 0115 947 4361.