Up ‘n’ Under

Fingersmiths in co-production with the New Wolsey Theatre.

The Wheatsheaf Arms amateur rugby league team has never won a game. They don’t have enough players and they have no kit. Can Arthur, our hero, coach them to beat the mighty Cobbler’s Arms in a cup final?

They need to beat Reg’s team The Cobblers Arms who aretop of the league, superbly fit, physically enormous and terrify every team they play. But how does Arthur train his new team? They are Deaf, he doesn’t sign and he only has 5 weeks to get his team into shape or he loses his house in the bet.

This fast moving and witty re-telling of John Godber’s award-winning and much-loved play, Up ’n’ Under will delight audiences, bringing together Fingersmiths’ visual and physical storytelling with a cast of Deaf and hearing actors using British Sign Language and spoken English.

All shows are BSL integrated and audio-described. Friday evening and Saturday matinee performances will be captioned.

There will be a post-show discussion after the Friday performance that will be BSL interpreted.

Hairspray

The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray is coming to Nottingham with a production, guaranteed to have you dancing the night away!

It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way!

Award winning comedian Norman Pace will star as Wilbur Turnblad with previously announced Matt Rixon reprising the role of Edna Turnblad.

Also returning to the production, Layton Williams will play the role of Seaweed alongside musical theatre star Brenda Edwards as Motormouth Maybelle.

Rebecca Mendoza will make her professional debut as Tracy Turnblad.

Joining them, Gina Murray will play Velma Von Tussle, Jon Tsouras returns as Corny Collins, Edward Chitticks will play heart-throb Link Larkin, Aimee Moore joins as Amber Von Tussle, Annalise Liard-Bailey as Penny Pingleton and Monifa James as Little Inez.

The full cast includes Lauren Concannon, Melissa Nettleford and Emily-Mae Walker as The Dynamites, Shay Barclay, Ben Darcy, George Hinson, Jordan Laviniere, Graham MacDuff, Lindsay McAllister, Tracey Penn and Freya Rowley

Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more.

Don’t miss this irresistible feel-good show that will have you smiling for days – let your hair down and book now!

For further information on ticket prices, Personal Assistant discounts and our free Access Requirement Register (ARR) please contact us at trch.access@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or call 0115 9895555.

War Horse

Following 8 record-record breaking years in London’s West End and having played in 10 countries around the world, the National Theatre’s acclaimed play WAR HORSE is coming to Nottingham in 2018!

At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. Albert, who remained on his parents’ Devon farm, cannot forget Joey. Though still not old enough to enlist he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized horses by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical event which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France.

For further information on ticket prices, Personal Assistant discounts and our free Access Requirement Register (ARR) please contact us at trch.access@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or call 0115 9895555.

Aladdin

Festive fun for all the family as Writer/Director Richard Gauntlett returns to star alongside Ben Langley.
Genie’s magical offer: Bands A – D £3 off if paid before the end of February 2018. Applies to all performances on top of published discounts.

Grease

It’s 1959 and the teenagers of Rydell High are back at school after their summer break. The duck-tailed, hot-rodding boys, and the gum-snapping, hip-shaking girls conjure up the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical.
Head greaser Danny and good girl Sandy try to relive the Summer Lovin’ of their holiday romance, whilst the rest of the gang sing and dance their way through You’re The One That I Want, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and more.
Grease is one of the most popular musicals ever written and is given a new production here by the members of Norwich Theatre Royal’s Youth Theatre Company for the start of the summer holidays. Suitable 8+

Agatha Christie’s ‘Love From A Stranger’

A whirlwind romance with a handsome and charming stranger sweeps Cecily Harrington off her feet and she recklessly abandons her old life to settle in the remote and blissful surroundings of a country cottage. However, her newfound love is not all that he seems…
Electric with suspense and with a shocking twist, this edge-of-your-seat, rarely seen thriller by the UK’s greatest crime writer is rediscovered in a brand new production by Lucy Bailey (Gaslight, Dial M For Murder), designed by Mike Britton.

Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em

Everyone’s favourite 1970s classic TV comedy, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em is back with Joe Pasquale starring as the loveable accident-prone Frank Spencer, Sarah Earnshaw as his wife Betty and Susie Blake as his disapproving Mother-in-Law, Mrs Fisher.
The most successful sitcom of the decade gave us the hapless Frank and his long-suffering wife Betty with catchphrases galore and a never-ending list of disasters with roller-skating escapades and runaway chickens.
Joe Pasquale is one of the hardest working and top-selling live comedians in British comedy today. He exploded onto our tellies in New Faces and went on to win I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and host The Price Is Right. Susie Blake’s career includes Wicked, Blithe Spirit and The Victoria Wood Show.

Miss Littlewood | Sam Kenyon

Joan Littlewood was the anarchic revolutionary of 20th century theatre. Born into poverty, she raged her way to have a lasting influence on British culture. Anti-establishment, communist, visionary, rude and glorious, Joan fired the imagination of a generation. Her unique Theatre Workshop was responsible for a raft of successes including Oh What A Lovely War!, and breathed new life into the Theatre Royal Stratford East.

This new musical of Joan’s life story, told with her own uncompromising candour, reveals a mighty love story at its heart.

The Duchess of Malfi | John Webster

In an attempt to prevent the fiercely independent Duchess from marrying the man she loves, her corrupt brothers go on a disturbing quest to destroy her.

Remarkable for its inventive and grotesque violence, yet full of dark humour, this violent revenge tragedy asks how anyone can survive in a world where masculinity has become toxic.

In 2016, Director Maria Aberg’s stylish modern dress production of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus received rave reviews and transferred to London’s Barbican in the winter. The Daily Telegraph described it as ‘pacy, eerie and full of trickery’ while The Times called it ‘soul-scouring theatre’. We are excited to welcome Maria back to tackle this gory tale of revenge in her own distinct style.

The Merry Wives of Windsor | William Shakespeare

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor…

David Troughton returns to the Company as John Falstaff, following his recent title role in Titus Andronicus and Gloucester in King Lear.

The Merry Wives of Windsor will be broadcast live to cinemas on 12 September 2018.