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)

Mame

Mame title in red and gold on a black background

Tuesday 21 – Saturday 25 January at 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.15pm

An Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre and
Ray Rackham Theatricals Production

MAME

Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death! That’s the motto of Mame Dennis, one of musical theatre’s all-time greatest heroines, in this brassy, hilarious and touching adaptation of Patrick Dennis’s bestseller, Auntie Mame, starring critically acclaimed and two-time Olivier Award-winner Tracie Bennett as Mame (End of the Rainbow, Hairspray, Blood Brothers, Coronation, Scott & Bailey) and film, TV and theatre favourite Harriet Thorpe as Vera (Absolutely Fabulous, The Brittas Empire, new BBC comedy Mister WinnerWicked, Mamma Mia! – National Theatre & West End).

Set in New York City and spanning the Great Depression and World War II, Mame Dennis and her intellectual and arty clique are disrupted when her deceased brother’s 10-year-old son Patrick is entrusted into her care. Rather than bow to convention, Mame tries her hand at a number of jobs with comically, disastrous results but perseveres with good humour and an irrepressible sense of style.

Jerry Herman’s celebrated musicals includes the rousing title number, plus “Open a New Window,” “If He Walked into My Life,” “We Need a Little Christmas,” “Bosom Buddies” and “That’s How Young I Feel.”

With spirit, humour, class and wit, Mame is sure to thrill audiences for generations to come.

Presented by arrangement with Tams Witmark

Billionaire Boy

Joe Spud is twelve years old and the richest boy in the country! He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 a week pocket money! But what Joe doesn’t have is a friend. So he decides to leave his posh school and start at the local comp. But things don’t go as planned for Joe and life becomes a rollercoaster as he tries find what money can’t buy!

From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie comes this amazing new production of David Walliams’ best-selling story!

‘I absolutely loved the BSC’s terrific productions of Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie so I can’t wait to see their brand new production of Billionaire Boy! It promises to be a brilliant show!’ David Walliams

© 2010 and TM – David Walliams/HarperCollins Publishers Ltd/Tony Ross/Quentin Blake

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, the Olivier award-winning West End and Broadway show is coming to Nottingham!

Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.

Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit song-writing team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

Along the way, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation, with countless classics such as (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Take Good Care of My Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, So Far Away, It Might as Well Rain Until September, Up on the Roof, and The Locomotion.

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.

The Taming Of the Shrew

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy.

Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story.

Justin Audibert turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.

Direct from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company returns to the Theatre Royal with a season of exhilarating Shakespeare plays bursting with contemporary resonance.

Opening the season is Shakespeare’s dark comedy, Measure for Measure. Directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran, this intense and compelling production is shockingly relevant for today. Following this, an imaginative new take on Shakespeare’s riotous comedy As You Like It, directed by Kimberley Sykes. Come on a journey of laughter, romance and self-discovery and completing the season is The Taming of The Shrew, directed by Justin Audibert, the ultimate battle of the sexes is turned on its head in a fresh portrayal of gender politics.

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

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

The iconic musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert is coming to Nottingham!

Starring Strictly Come Dancing winner Joe McFadden, Priscilla is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for the Outback to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a heart-warming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance.

With more glitter than ever before, this smash-hit show features a dazzling array of stunning costumes, fabulous feathers and a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including Hot Stuff, I Will Survive, I Love The Nightlife and Finally!

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.

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?