Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company presents

Red Ellen: Pay What You Can

By Caroline Bird

Thursday 10 March 2022, 7.30pm

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A Pay What You Can Performance of Red Ellen

Live entertainment doesn’t have to cost a fortune. See world-class theatre for the price you can afford with Pay What You Can.

Join us for Red Ellen on Thursday 10 March and pay… whatever you can. 50p, £1, £5 – whatever you can afford to give us, that’s what the tickets cost for that performance.

How does it work?

Tickets will only be available to purchase on the day of the performance in person from Box Office; they cannot be bought online or over the telephone. You can buy your Pay What You Can tickets at Box Office from 10am. Tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis and issued in sequence until the specified time.

You will need to fill out a Pay What You Can form at the Box Office on the day, and bring along however much money you want to pay for your ticket, which you privately place in an envelope. You can also download and print out the Pay What You Can form in advance here.

Please note:

  • 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
  • tickets cannot be exchanged to other performances or refunded
  • as we are unable to reprint tickets, please remember to bring your tickets to the performance

If you have mobility requirements or use a wheelchair please contact Nottingham Playhouse Box Office on 0115 941 9419 on the date of the Pay What You Can performance only.


Red Ellen


“I’m not a spy.”
“A working class woman inside the walls of Westminster? If that is not espionage, I do not know what is.”

This remarkable new play from Caroline Bird tells the inspiring and epic story of Ellen Wilkinson, Labour MP, who was forever on the right side of history, forever on the wrong side of life.

Caught between revolutionary and parliamentary politics, Ellen fights with an unstoppable, reckless energy for a better world. Running (quite literally in some cases) into the likes of Albert Einstein and Ernest Hemingway, she battles to save Jewish refugees in Nazi Germany; campaigns for Britain to aid the fight against Franco’s Fascists in Spain; and leads 200 workers in the Jarrow Crusade, marching from Newcastle through Nottingham and the Midlands all the way to London, delivering a petition which aimed to end unemployment and poverty. She serves as a vital member of Churchill’s cabinet, and has affairs with communist spies and government ministers. But, despite all of this, she still finds herself – somehow – on the outside looking in.

This is the story of Ellen Wilkinson.

There is more than one way to kill a revolutionary…

Find out about performance content, triggers and advisories here.

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Red Ellen: Pay What You Can - Thu 10 Mar 7:30pm Thu 10 Mar Theatre 7:30pm
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