Opera North – Carmen

Please be aware this production includes depictions of violence (including violence against women and murder) and drug use.
Age Guidance: 12+
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+
Sung in French with English titles

Music Georges Bizet
Libretto Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
First performance Paris, 1875

New production

This scorching new production of one of the most popular operas ever written will take you deep down into a world where desire and hot-blooded passion reign supreme… Carmen is a strong woman doing what she can to survive in a poor frontier town, manipulating and seducing the men who try to control her. But when one man’s obsession turns to wild jealousy, the consequences are shocking.

Bizet’s flamenco-infused music overflows with emotion and unforgettable melodies including the Habanera and Toreador Song. Penned 150 years ago, the themes of femininity, desire, violence and toxic masculinity resonate now more than ever. Edward Dick returns to direct following his five-star Tosca that thrilled audiences in 2018.

Sister Act

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+
Age Recommendation: 10+

Brace yourselves Sisters! The Broadway and UK smash-hit musical Sister Act is coming to Nottingham.

Now set in the present day, this sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music tells the hilarious story of the disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a convent! Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

Featuring original music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Enchanted) and songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco, this joyous and hilarious musical is one nostalgia-filled trip you will never forget.

Due to the change of national tour dates, casting for all roles will be announced as soon as it is possible.

Waitress

Waitress deals with some adult content and themes, discretion is advised for parents bringing children under age 13.
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

“Treat yourself to a slice of five-star musical pie” (The Times) as Lucie Jones (Waitress, Les Misérables, Ghost the Musical, Legally Blonde) reprises her role of Jenna in the hit musical comedy Waitress.

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of some happiness in her life. When a hot new doctor arrives in town, life gets complicated. With the support of her workmates Becky and Dawn, Jenna overcomes the challenges she faces and finds that laughter, love and friendship can provide the perfect recipe for happiness.

Brought to life by a ground-breaking, female-led creative team, this ‘warm, witty, wise and hilarious’ (Express) hit features ‘one of the best scores in years’ (The Stage) by the Grammy award-winning Sara Bareilles (Love Song, Brave) a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony® Award-winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).

Having received standing ovations night after night in London’s West End and on Broadway, Waitress is ‘the real deal’ (Independent) musical comedy ‘made from the finest ingredients’ (Time Out).

Book now for this ‘joyously life-affirming celebration of love and friendship’ (Express).

Please note: The producers may make alterations to the published cast for any reason, at any time, and therefore cannot guarantee the appearance of any named artist.

Singin’ in the Rain

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

A smash-hit at Chichester Festival Theatre and in the West End, Jonathan Church’s critically acclaimed production of Singin’ in the Rain is back to make a splash in 2022.

Journey back to the glamour of Hollywood during the roaring 20’s…

Silent movie star Don Lockwood has it all, a string of hit films and a studio-engineered romance with the most beautiful actress in town. What Don doesn’t know is that the silver screen is about to find its voice, and a chance meeting with a talented young chorus girl set to steal his heart promises to change both Don, and Hollywood, forever.

Andrew Wright’s high-energy choreography and Simon Higlett’s sumptuous set design (including over 14,000 litres of water on stage every night) combine with the charm, romance and wit of one of the world’s best- loved films. Singin’ in the Rain features the glorious MGM score including Good Morning, Make ‘em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the legendary Singin’ in the Rain

Don’t save it for a rainy day, book your tickets now!

Dreamgirls

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

Let your soul sing with the dazzling multi-award winning Dreamgirls.

Direct from the West End with an extraordinary story and the unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals that send audiences wild, this spectacular musical production features the classic songs And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, Listen, I Am Changing and One Night Only.

Meet The Dreams – Effie, Lorrell and Deena – three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history. Join the three friends as they embark upon a musical rollercoaster ride through a world of fame, fortune and the ruthless realities of show business, testing their friendships to the very limit.

MAMMA MIA!

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+
Age Guidance: 5+

Following its record-breaking, sell-out run, the ultimate feel-good show MAMMA MIA! returns to The Royal Concert Hall in 2022.

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!

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Parental discretion advised (contains some strong language and mild sexual references).
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

The smash-hit musical comes to the Theatre Royal, Nottingham, featuring West End star Layton Williams and EastEnders’ much-loved Shane Richie as Hugo/Loco Chanelle both reprising their roles from the critically acclaimed West End production. They are joined by Shobna Gulati (Coronation Street, Dinnerladies, Everybody’s Talking about Jamie West End and upcoming film) as Ray and George Sampson (winner of Britain’s Got Talent) as Dean.

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.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

Direct from London, the smash hit production of C.S. Lewis’ classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, voted the nation’s favourite book in 2019, is coming to the Theatre Royal in February 2022.

Step through the wardrobe into the enchanted kingdom of Narnia. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and embark on the most magical of adventures in a frozen, faraway land where they meet a Faun, talking Beavers, the noble king of Narnia, Aslan, and the coldest, most evil of all, The White Witch.

This critically acclaimed production is pure theatrical magic.