Blood Wedding

A bride looks out over the Wiltshire countryside. Red petals fly all around her. BLOOD WEDDING title in white is centred

Thursday 6 – Saturday 22 February 2020 at 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.15pm

WORLD PREMIERE

Lorca’s BLOOD WEDDING

Retold by Barney Norris

A Wiltshire village, 2019. Rob and his fiancée Georgie are checking out the village hall for their wedding reception. They think it’s ideal, but Rob’s mum isn’t so sure and wonders if they are rushing into things. Just when they begin to talk her round, a school friend of Georgie’s turns up, along with an old flame who could shatter the wedding plans. Very soon Georgie’s past is making her question who really is the love of her life.

Barney Norris’s explosive retelling of Lorca’s classic tragedy sets the action firmly in a modern day village community that’s rocked by revelations and gossip. His previous plays include Echo’s End (Salisbury Playhouse), Nightfall (The Bridge Theatre, London) and The Remains of the Day.

 

Recommended age 14+ (contains some strong language)

Robin Hood

Robin Hood title image in gold, with a castle and archery rings in the background

ROBIN HOOD
By Andrew Pollard

Join Robin and his merry band for a fantastic adventure this Christmas. With all the elements of a traditional pantomime – comedy, dance, audience participation, fantastic sets – and familiar songs, you won’t want to miss this year’s Playhouse extravaganza. It’s the perfect treat for all ages.

Robin Hood is written by Andrew Pollard, writer of previous Playhouse pantomimes Beauty and the BeastJack and the BeanstalkAladdin and Cinderella.

Sales for last year’s production of Beauty and the Beast were record-breaking, so don’t leave it too late to book your tickets!

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

WINNER of Best New Musical – Whats On Stage Awards, London

The smash-hit and critically acclaimed West End musical, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, comes to the Theatre Royal Nottingham from 20-25 April 2020.

Funny, fabulous and feelgood, this is the musical sensation for all the family and not to be missed!

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation.

Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.

With an original score of catchy pop tunes by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae (Doctor Who), this brand-new musical will have everybody talking about Jamie for years to come.

Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Time to make your dreams come true.

MAMMA MIA!

Following its record-breaking, sell-out run, the ultimate feel-good show MAMMA MIA! returns to The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham in 2020!

Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA.

Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget.

This irresistibly funny show has been thrilling audiences all around the world and now there’s never been a better time to see this unforgettable musical in Nottingham.

Whatever age you are, you can’t help but have the time of your life at MAMMA MIA!

A Monster Calls

Based on the novel by Patrick Ness
Inspired by an original idea by Siobhan O’Dowd

‘Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?’

Patrick Ness’s piercing novel A Monster Calls is brought vividly to life in the Olivier award-winning production by visionary director Sally Cookson.

Thirteen-year-old Conor and his mum have managed just fine since his dad moved away. But now his mum is sick and not getting any better. His grandmother won’t stop interfering and the kids at school won’t look him in the eye.

Then, one night, Conor is woken by something at his window. A monster has come walking. It’s come to tell Conor tales from when it walked before. And when it’s finished, Conor must tell his own story and face his deepest fears.

From the critically acclaimed bestseller, A Monster Calls offers a dazzling insight into love, life and healing.

Supported by Arts Council England through a National Lottery Project Grant award

Cinderella

Don’t miss the magic of this year’s must-see production of Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes! You and your family shall go to the ball with yet another spectacular family panto, packed with traditional pantomime ingredients.

Coronation Street’s Les Dennis and Connor McIntyre will swap the cobbles for clutch bags as the Ugly Sisters, alongside Pop Idol star Gareth Gates as Prince Charming, with Richard Cadell and Sooty starring as Buttons.

With laugh-out-loud comedy, jaw-dropping special effects, stunning song and dance and plenty of boos and hisses, Cinderella is the ultimate pantomime brought magically to life.

With generous discounts for members and groups, concessions and special rates for schools available for selected performances, it’s never too early to secure the best seats.

King John

A MAD WORLD OF MAD KINGS, TEETERING ON THE BRINK OF DISASTER

Richard the Lionheart is dead. His brother John is King of England. Threatened from all sides by Europe, the English noblemen and even his own family, King John will stop at nothing to keep hold of his crown.

Shakespeare’s rarely performed tale of a nation in turmoil vibrates with modern resonance in this vivid new production by Director Eleanor Rhode in her debut at the RSC.

The Boy in the Dress

‘I THINK I MIGHT BE DIFFERENT. I MIGHT NOT BE THE SAME’

Dennis is 12 years old and his school football team’s star striker. But when Mum leaves home, life is tough. The only reminder Dennis has of Mum is a photo of her in a beautiful yellow dress. A dress rather like the one on the cover of Vogue on sale at Raj’s newsagents. And also a bit like the one that Lisa James, the coolest girl in the school, is sketching in her note book. What do you do if you like both football and dresses? And what will Mr Hawtrey the headteacher do when he discovers that his strict uniform code has been broken by a boy in a dress?

David Walliams’ heart-warming comedy is brought to the stage for the first time in a musical with all new songs from Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers, script by former RSC playwright in residence Mark Ravenhill and in a production for all the family directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran.

Sleeping Beauty

A DREAM OF A FAMILY FESTIVE TREAT

When Maleficent, the wickedest of witches, isn’t invited to Princess Rosalind’s Christening, she plots her revenge.

All grown up, the beautiful Princess pricks her finger on the needle of Maleficent’s enchanted spinning wheel and is cursed to sleep until woken by a kiss from her one true love. Soon Sleeping Beauty and her snoozing friends and family are trapped in the palace and surrounded by a magical forest.

Can the brave Prince Alexander, with the help of Fairy Wisheart, save them from their terrible fate and stop the evil witch’s plans before it is too late?

West Side Story

New York City, West Side, 1957. In the midst of gang rivalry and racial tensions, love at first sight strikes between Tony, a founding member of the White-American Jets and Maria, the sister of Bernardo, leader of the Puerto Rican Sharks. In the face of danger, the two young lovers continue to meet in secret – but the Jets and the Sharks have one last rumble to fight out.