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The Coughing Major Millionaire Scandal…

By James Graham
Directed by Daniel Evans

In September 2001, the nation was gripped by a scandal that remains, to this day, a mystery. Charles Ingram, aka The Coughing Major, and his accomplices duped the world’s richest and most popular TV quiz show – Who Wants to Be a Millionaire – out of £1,000,000.

Or did they? And if they did cheat, how did they really do it?

This critically acclaimed West End smash hit comedy uncovers new evidence and asks you, the audience, to decide: guilty or not guilty.

Quiz is a fictional imagination based on real events which took place in 2001 following an episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? It is not in any way connected with the makers of the programme or any of the individuals portrayed.

Nottingham Operatic Society: Guys and Dolls

No Under 3s
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

Nottingham Operatic Society present their first ever production of Frank Loesser’s joyous 1950 musical comedy, Guys and Dolls. Set in 1940s New York, this is one of the funniest, most joyous musicals in Broadway’s history, and has been seen many times in the West End, most successfully at the National Theatre in 1982.

This new production is full of New York gangsters, Broadway showgirls, high-rollin’ gamblers and a holy-rollin’ Salvation Army band. With one of the funniest books ever written, and a sequence of sure-fire musical hits like Luck Be a Lady, I’ve Never Been in Love Before and Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat, this promises to be a night of musical theatre to remember.

The Book of Mormon

This production comes with a parental advisory and contains explicit language
Under 14s must be accompanied by and adult aged 18+

The New York Times calls it ‘The best musical of this century.’ The Washington Post says, ‘It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.’ And Entertainment Weekly raves, ‘Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award and four-time Olivier winning Best Musical.

This outrageous musical comedy from creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Bobby Lopez co-writer of Avenue Q and Frozen, follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. Now with sold out productions in London, on Broadway, North America, Melbourne and Sydney, The Book of Mormon has become a worldwide sensation.

Opera North: Street Scene

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

In a city that never sleeps, it doesn’t pay to have a dream…

On a stiflingly hot summer’s day in New York, a family is pushed to breaking point. Frank is angry at a world that’s changing too fast, his daughter Rose longs for a better life away from the squalor of the city, and his unhappy wife Anna struggles with a terrible secret that could tear them all apart… As the heat builds, the tension erupts into violence and their lives are changed forever.

Weill’s richly-varied score blends the European operatic tradition with the music of golden-age Broadway. Soaring arias and duets rub shoulders with jazz and the jitterbug, and Puccini shakes hands with Gershwin.

With numbers such as ‘Lonely House’ and ‘Moon-faced, Starry-eyed’, it’s little wonder that Street Scene was awarded Best Original Score at the very first Tony Awards in 1947.

This production is funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., New York, NY

The Taming Of the Shrew

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

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.

Robin Hood

Age Recommendation: 3+
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

Don’t miss the ultimate pantomime adventure Robin Hood as it returns to its rightful home at the Theatre Royal Nottingham in 2020!

Join the most heroic outlaw of them all as the arrow-shooting hero Robin Hood strives to win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marion while he and his trusty band of Merry Men outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. It’s a show packed full of comedy, action, adventure, and plenty of glitz and glamour.

Brought to you by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, Robin Hood features all the ingredients of a perfect pantomime a fabulous cast and orchestra, laugh out loud comedy, bundles of audience participation, stunning scenery and special effects, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses for all the family to enjoy.

Book your ticket now for the sheriff-busting, tights-wearing pantomime extravaganza!

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)

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.

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.

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.