Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Presents


By Louis Sachar

Saturday 31 March - Sunday 22 April 2018

Theatre - Tickets: £30.50 - £8.50

Running time: 2hrs 10 minutes (incl. interval)



A new theatrical version of the multi-award-winning novel by Louis Sachar that went on to be a big screen smash-hit.

Starring Kacey Ainsworth (Little Mo in EastEnders, Grantchester) and John Elkington (Cinderella, The Cherry Orchard, Forever Young, Noises Off).

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?

Expect live music, scary puppets and breath-taking scenery. This off-beat and quirky adventure romp is perfect for adults and children aged 8 and up.

This production contains theatrical smoke, loud noises and strobe lighting
(Find out about our relaxed performance, where strobe lighting will not be used and loud noises will be reduced)

Kacey Ainsworth

John Elkington


The Warden/Madam Zeroni/Mrs Collingwood/Linda Walker Kacey Ainsworth
Stanley Yelnats Chris Ashby
X-Ray Anmar Duffus
Mr Sir/Judge/Igor Barkov/Sherriff John Elkington
Stanley’s Dad/Mr Pendanski/Trout Walker/Elya Edward Harrison
Magnet Safiyya Ingar
Sam/Policeman/Myra’s Father/Tough Kid/Attorney General Greg Lockett
Zero Pepter Lunkuse
Armpit Henry Mettle
‘Kissing’ Kate Hardwick/Stanley’s Mom/Myra/Sarah/Ms Morengo Elizabeth Twells

Creative Team

Writer Louis Sachar
Director Adam Penford
Designer Simon Kenny
Lighting Designer Prema Mehta
Sound Designer Adam P McCready
Composer/MD Tom Attwood
Puppet Director & Co-Designer Matthew Forbes
Choreographer Emma Annetts
Video Designer Duncan McLean
Casting Director Sarah Bird CDG
Casting Director Vicky Richardson

Post-Show Discussion – Thursday 12 April

Schools Tickets

School tickets are £12 each (subject to availability). One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased.
Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.
Take a look at our range of wraparound workshops and sessions for your school in connection with Holes.

Groups Tickets

Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on tickets (subject to availability). Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.


We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production.
Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services. There is a Relaxed Performance available for this production.
Find out more on our Access page.

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Dates & Times

Holes - Sat 31 Mar 7:00pm Sat 31 Mar Theatre 7:00pm £25.50 - £8.50
Holes - Mon 2 Apr 7:00pm Mon 2 Apr Theatre 7:00pm £30.50 - £12.50
Holes - Tue 3 Apr 7:00pm Tue 3 Apr Theatre 7:00pm £30.50 - £12.50
Holes - Wed 4 Apr 7:00pm Wed 4 Apr Theatre 7:00pm £30.50 - £12.50
Holes - Thu 5 Apr 7:00pm Thu 5 Apr Theatre 7:00pm Press Night £30.50 - £12.50
Holes - Fri 6 Apr 7:00pm Fri 6 Apr Theatre 7:00pm £30.50 - £12.50
Holes - Sat 7 Apr 3:00pm Sat 7 Apr Theatre 3:00pm £30.50 - £12.50
Holes - Sat 7 Apr 7:00pm Sat 7 Apr Theatre 7:00pm £30.50 - £12.50
Holes - Tue 10 Apr 7:00pm Tue 10 Apr Theatre 7:00pm £30.50 - £12.50
Holes - Wed 11 Apr 7:00pm Wed 11 Apr Theatre 7:00pm £30.50 - £12.50
Holes - Thu 12 Apr 7:00pm Thu 12 Apr Theatre 7:00pm Post Show Talk £30.50 - £12.50
Holes - Fri 13 Apr 7:00pm Fri 13 Apr Theatre 7:00pm £30.50 - £12.50
Holes - Sat 14 Apr 3:00pm Sat 14 Apr Theatre 3:00pm £30.50 - £12.50
Holes - Sat 14 Apr 7:00pm Sat 14 Apr Theatre 7:00pm £30.50 - £12.50
Holes - Sun 15 Apr 3:00pm Sun 15 Apr Theatre 3:00pm Relaxed Performance £30.50 - £12.50
Holes - Tue 17 Apr 1:30pm Tue 17 Apr Theatre 1:30pm £30.50 - £12.50
Holes - Wed 18 Apr 1:30pm Wed 18 Apr Theatre 1:30pm £30.50 - £12.50
Holes - Thu 19 Apr 1:30pm Thu 19 Apr Theatre 1:30pm £30.50 - £12.50
Holes - Thu 19 Apr 7:00pm Thu 19 Apr Theatre 7:00pm Sign Interpreted £30.50 - £12.50
Holes - Fri 20 Apr 7:00pm Fri 20 Apr Theatre 7:00pm Audio Described Performance £30.50 - £12.50
Holes - Sat 21 Apr 3:00pm Sat 21 Apr Theatre 3:00pm Captioned Performance Audio Described Performance £30.50 - £12.50
Holes - Sat 21 Apr 7:00pm Sat 21 Apr Theatre 7:00pm £30.50 - £12.50
Holes - Sun 22 Apr 3:00pm Sun 22 Apr Theatre 3:00pm £30.50 - £12.50

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