Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company presents


By Tom Stoppard

Friday 31 October - Saturday 15 November

Theatre - Tickets: £9.50 - £28.50

Approximately 3 hours with an interval of 20 minutes.


A serious comedy about science, sex and landscape gardening.

1809: Lust, longing and literary rivalry seize the inhabitants of Sidley Park, a grand house in Derbyshire, where proposals for the remodelling of the landscape are being contemplated. In the midst of this, the teenage Thomasina Coverly is making a scientific discovery that could change the way people understand the world.

The present: Rivalry once again seizes the inhabitants of Sidley Park, as academics Bernard and Hannah compete to unpick the historic secrets of the estate and its earlier occupants. Who was the mysterious hermit? Do the scrawlings in a young lady’s notebook show her to be a scientific genius? What – if anything – was Lord Byron up to?

Arcadia is an exuberantly funny, thought-provoking and touching masterpiece which has dazzled audiences from the National Theatre to Broadway.

“Tom Stoppard’s richest, most ravishing comedy to date, a play of wit, intellect, language, brio and…emotion.”

The New York Times

Pre-Show Talk – Free

The Landscape Gardening of Humphry Repton
Professor Stephen Daniels
Thursday 6 November at 6.00pm

Hannah Jarvis Teresa Banham
Bernard Nightingale David Bark-Jones
Valentine Coverly Ilan Goodman
Jellaby/Richard Noakes Mark Jardine
Captain Brice, RN Robin Kingsland
Thomasina Coverly Emily Laing
Lady Croom Lizzy McInnerny
Chloe Coverly Florence Roberts
Gus Coverly/Augustus Coverly Jacob Seelochan
Septimus Hodge Parth Thakerar
Ezra Charter James Thorne

Director Giles Croft
Designer Madeleine Girling
Lighting Designer Mark Jonathan
Sound Designer Adam P McCready



Dates & Times

Arcadia - Fri 31 Oct 7:45pm Fri 31 Oct Theatre 7:45pm Preview Hot Night £9.50 - £12
Arcadia - Sat 1 Nov 7:45pm Sat 1 Nov Theatre 7:45pm Preview £9.50 - £12
Arcadia - Mon 3 Nov 7:45pm Mon 3 Nov Theatre 7:45pm Preview Hot Night £9.50 - £12
Arcadia - Tue 4 Nov 7:45pm Tue 4 Nov Theatre 7:45pm Press Night £10.50 - £26.50
Arcadia - Wed 5 Nov 7:45pm Wed 5 Nov Theatre 7:45pm £10.50 - £26.50
Arcadia - Thu 6 Nov 7:45pm Thu 6 Nov Theatre 7:45pm £10.50 - £26.50
Arcadia - Fri 7 Nov 7:45pm Fri 7 Nov Theatre 7:45pm £11.50 - £28.50
Arcadia - Sat 8 Nov 2:30pm Sat 8 Nov Theatre 2:30pm Audio Described Performance £10.50 - £15
Arcadia - Sat 8 Nov 7:45pm Sat 8 Nov Theatre 7:45pm £11.50 - £28.50
Arcadia - Tue 11 Nov 7:45pm Tue 11 Nov Theatre 7:45pm £10.50 - £26.50
Arcadia - Wed 12 Nov 7:45pm Wed 12 Nov Theatre 7:45pm Audio Described Performance £10.50 - £26.50
Arcadia - Thu 13 Nov 1:30pm Thu 13 Nov Theatre 1:30pm £10.50 - £15
Arcadia - Thu 13 Nov 7:45pm Thu 13 Nov Theatre 7:45pm Captioned Performance £10.50 - £26.50
Arcadia - Fri 14 Nov 7:45pm Fri 14 Nov Theatre 7:45pm Sign Interpreted £11.50 - £28.50
Arcadia - Sat 15 Nov 7:45pm Sat 15 Nov Theatre 7:45pm £11.50 - £28.50



Visually beautiful and brilliantly executed.

The Stage


A superlative ensemble.

Exeunt Magazine


An intellectually stimulating masterpiece.

Platform Magazine


Enchanting… a seriously comic pleasure.

The Public Reviews

A tiumph… packed with beauty and wit… first class.

Nottingham Post


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