By Louis Sachar

Wednesday 5 - Saturday 8 February 2020

Theatre - Tickets: £25.50 - £12.50

Recommended for ages 8+


Holes is a brilliantly inventive stage show based on the multi award-winning novel and the Hollywood blockbuster, and returns home to Nottingham for one week only following a successful run in 2018.

Stanley Yelnats can’t catch a break. Born into a family cursed with bad luck, it comes as no surprise when he finds himself accused of a crime he didn’t commit.

Sent to a labour camp as punishment, he is tasked with digging one hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, every day. He’s told it is to build ‘character’. But the tyrannical Warden is definitely hiding something. How will Stanley and his fellow inmates deal with her demands, her two cronies, plus the fearsome rattlesnakes and yellow-spotted lizards? And will Stanley and his new friends unearth what’s really going on?

This hit production is a thrilling and off-beat comedy adventure and is perfect for adults and children aged 8 and up.

Find out about performance content, triggers and advisories here.


Harold Addo
Leona Allen
James Backway
Joëlle Brabban
Jeremy Cobb
Rhona Croker
Grace Davey
John Elkington
Ashley Gayle
Henry Mettle
Matthew Romain
Elizabeth Twells

Creative Team

Adam Penford Director
Simon Kenny Set and Costume Designer
Prema Mehta Lighting Designer
Adam P McCready Sound Designer
Tom Attwood Composer
Matthew Forbes Puppetry Director and Co-Designer
Emma Annetts Choreographer
Guy Jones Associate Lighting Designer
Meghan Treadway Associate Puppet Director
Vicky Richardson Casting

Members save 15-25% on these performances


Save up to 20% on tickets when booking as a group of 10 or more. Call Box Office on 0115 941 9419 to make your booking.


Tickets for school pupils are £12 (one teacher goes free with every 10 tickets purchased)
Evening performances have best availability for school groups.
Find out more here.
Book by calling Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you. (Postage free to Playhouse Pass members.)

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Dates & Times

Holes - Wed 5 Feb 1:30pm Wed 5 Feb Theatre 1:30pm £25.50 - £12.50
Holes - Wed 5 Feb 7:00pm Wed 5 Feb Theatre 7:00pm Press Night £25.50 - £12.50
Holes - Thu 6 Feb 1:30pm Thu 6 Feb Theatre 1:30pm £25.50 - £12.50
Holes - Thu 6 Feb 7:00pm Thu 6 Feb Theatre 7:00pm £25.50 - £12.50
Holes - Fri 7 Feb 7:00pm Fri 7 Feb Theatre 7:00pm £25.50 - £12.50
Holes - Sat 8 Feb 2:00pm Sat 8 Feb Theatre 2:00pm £25.50 - £12.50
Holes - Sat 8 Feb 7:00pm Sat 8 Feb Theatre 7:00pm £25.50 - £12.50


‘A fast-paced and inventive family show that works on every level’
The Stage

‘Storytelling at its best… an absolute must see’
What’s Good to Do


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