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2016/17 The Lace Market Theatre: Halifax Place • Nottingham • NG1 1QN www.lacemarkettheatre.co.uk / 0115 950 7201 Box Office Times: Mon-Fri from 19:30 to 22:00 • Sat from 12:30 to 14:00 Patrons: Prunella Scales • Timothy West • Matthew Macfadyen • Keeley Hawes


WELCOME TO THE 2016/17 SEASON This is a season of firsts. When asked to chair the Programme Advisory Group for the 2016/17 season I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to show the world just what a challenging group the Lace Market Theatre could really be. I thought of various seasons including British playwrights, women playwrights, American playwrights, but we settled on a season of plays that we had never previously produced. Talk about painting yourself into a corner! Since the group has performed thousands of plays we had to trawl through the extensive archive and make our choices based on our findings there. Another first for this season is that we are welcoming several new directors to the Lace Market Theatre. All of whom have proved themselves with other drama groups and societies and are bringing a wealth of talent and experience to Halifax Place. Some of the plays have been suggested for many years and are finally to be included in our varied programme that we hope you will enjoy. - Jim Brooks, Artistic Director

USEFUL INFORMATION Car Park Offer - Nottingham City Council is offering patrons of the Lace Market Theatre a special rate at the Lace Market Car Park (see map landmark 3), £3 for 4 hours. You can validate your parking ticket at the main Box Office desk opposite the bar. Terms and conditions apply, please see our website for details. Discount Food Offer #1 - Edin is offering patrons of the Lace Market Theatre a special pre-show discount on the production of a ticket, or confirmation of ticket purchase, for the day. Any sandwich with a small glass of wine for £7, available at Edin's Kitchen (see map landmark 5); or a piece of cake and a large hot drink for £5, available at Edin's Deli Café (see map landmark 4) and Edin's Kitchen (see map landmark 5). Discount Food Offer #2 - Tapastry on Heathcoat Street (see map landmark 6) is offering patrons of the Lace Market Theatre a 10% discount on pre-show meals on the production of a ticket, or confirmation of ticket purchase, when ordering. See the menu online at www.thetapastry.co.uk. Discount Food Offer #3 - The Pitcher & Piano (see map landmark 7) is offering patrons of the Lace Market Theatre a 20% discount on pre-show meals (and post-show in the case of matinées) on the production of a ticket, or confirmation e-mail of ticket purchase, for the day. Terms and conditions apply, please see our website for details. Auditions - Auditions are held for all our plays, details of which are available on our website or our Facebook page. Anyone may audition, but membership must be obtained in order to participate in a production. See page 7 for other benefits of membership. Accessibility - We can accommodate assistance dogs and have a loop hearing system in both performance spaces. Unfortunately we cannot currently accommodate wheelchairs anywhere in the theatre but are actively exploring ways of achieving this for the benefit of our audience members. Please contact Box Office in advance with any special requirements.

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20 - 24 September 2016

10 - 15 October 2016

SAY SOMETHING HAPPENED / AN ENGLISHMAN ABROAD

THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD

by Alan Bennett

by John Millington Synge

SAY SOMETHING HAPPENED: A married couple get a visit from the council. During the meeting some secrets are revealed both by the couple and by the council worker. An emotional and touching one act play. AN ENGLISHMAN ABROAD: This comedy play centres around actress Coral Browne encountering the spy Guy Burgess while on tour in Russia. There are some hilarious scenes and classic one-liners written by one of our national treasures.

A self-confessed murderer stumbles into an Irish tavern. Endearing himself to the entire village he falls in love with the innkeeper's daughter. When the man he supposedly has murdered reappears his new social standing begins to crumble. This classic play has influenced many a contemporary Irish playwright.

Both of these amateur productions are presented by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

Directors: Jemma Froggitt / Jim Brooks

Director: Bex Mason

Venue: Studio

Venue: Auditorium

Auditions: Wed, 29 / Thu, 30 June 2016 @ 19:30

Audition: Tue, 5 July 2016 @ 19:30

Evening Performances: Tue, 20 - Sat, 24 September 2016 @ 19:30

Evening Performances: Mon, 10 - Sat, 15 October 2016 @ 19:30

MatinĂŠe Performance: Sat, 24 September 2016 @ 14:30

MatinĂŠe Performance: Sat, 15 October 2016 @ 14:30

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25 - 29 October 2016

14 - 19 November 2016

THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON THE MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS BY PAUL ZINDEL

BRONTË

This Pulitzer Prize winning lyrical drama concerns Beatrice's relationship with her daughters Tillie and Ruth. As things go from bad to worse trying to cope with their abysmal status in life the youngsters find solace in the simple things and each other. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

by Polly Teale

This play evokes the real and imagined worlds of the Brontës. Interspersed with characters from the sisters' famous novels including Cathy and Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights this play sweeps you off to the hills of North Yorkshire. First performed by Shared Experience Theatre Company. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

Director: Michael Darmola

Director: David Dunford

Venue: Studio

Venue: Auditorium

Audition: Thu, 14 July 2016 @ 19:30

Audition: Mon, 25 July 2016 @ 19:30

Evening Performances: Tue, 25 - Sat, 29 October 2016 @ 19:30

Evening Performances: Mon, 14 - Sat, 19 November 2016 @ 19:30

Matinée Performance: Sat, 29 October 2016 @ 14:30

Matinée Performance: Sat, 19 November 2016 @ 14:30

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12 - 17 December 2016

3 - 7 January 2017

COMFORT AND JOY

TISSUE

by Mike Harding

by Louise Page

All 'our hero' wants is a quiet Christmas when relatives drop in unexpectedly. When the alcohol starts to flow tongues are loosened and old resentments rise to the surface causing truths finally to be told. No one gets a present that is at all appropriate and a pet has unfortunate wind. Is that an alien behind the compost heap and are the couple next door really who they say they are? A riotous 'Ayckbournesque' comedy for Christmas.

A young woman discovers she has breast cancer. In an emotional journey she encounters many people who anger, frustrate and comfort her. Exploring the strain and devastation this disease has on the victims and their families this is a sensitive and daring play from a former resident writer at the Royal Court. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Samuel Frenc Ltd.

Director: Mary Deane

Director: Clare Choubey

Venue: Auditorium

Venue: Studio

Audition: Tue, 4 October 2016 @ 19:30

Audition: Tue, 27 September 2016 @ 19:30

Evening Performances: Mon, 12 - Sat, 17 December 2016 @ 19:30

Evening Performances: Tue, 3 - Sat, 7 January 2017 @ 19:30

MatinĂŠe Performance: Sat, 17 December 2016 @ 14:30

MatinĂŠe Performance: Sat, 7 January 2017 @ 14:30

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23 - 28 January 2017

20 - 25 February 2017

GLORIOUS!

THE LADYKILLERS

by Peter Quilter

by William Rose

Florence Foster Jenkins was a wealthy and delusional singer. Her wealth and unwavering self-belief took her right to Carnegie Hall. Nominated for the Olivier award for best new comedy in 2006 this is not a musical it is a play about performing music... badly. Foster Jenkins was recently the subject of a film starring Meryl Streep.

A classic Ealing comedy adapted for the stage. From the creator of Father Ted and The IT Crowd this was a big hit in the West End earning an Olivier nomination for best new play. A gang of thieves planning a 'job' find themselves living with a 'delicate and frail' little old lady. When the gang set out to 'remove' Mrs Wilberforce they run into one problem after another but finally get what they deserve.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

Director: Roger Newman

Director: Colin Treliving

Venue: Auditorium

Venue: Auditorium

Audition: Tue, 1 November 2016 @ 19:30

Audition: Tue, 22 November 2016 @ 19:30

Evening Performances: Mon, 23 - Sat, 28 January 2017 @ 19:30

Evening Performances: Mon, 20 - Sat, 25 February 2017 @ 19:30

MatinĂŠe Performance: Sat, 28 January 2017 @ 14:30

MatinĂŠe Performance: Sat, 25 February 2017 @ 14:30

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MEMBERSHIP We welcome new members! Why not get involved in one of our productions this season and try your hand at one (or more!) of the many roles available. You’ll be given as much guidance and support as you need, gain valuable experience, and have fun! You could: Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ

Perform in productions Direct or assist a director Design, build and paint sets Source and make props Work on lighting and sound Stage manage or assist backstage Make and fit costumes

members’ website and members' Facebook page.

If you are interested why not come along to one of our Open Evenings to see what facilities we have, find out a little more about the history both of our listed building, erected in 1760, and our group who came together in 1946!

If you would like to become a member collect an application form from the theatre, then return your completed form with payment to the theatre in person or by post. The annual subscription rates for 2016/17 are: Individual..........................................£40 Joint (for both members)...............£70 Concessionary.................................£30 Youth Theatre..................................£50

Building the set for God of Carnage, 2013

The theatre is run by enthusiastic and committed volunteers, and there are many ways to become involved other than working on an individual production. You might like to assist in the more public side of our work; Front of House, Box Office, Bar or Programme Sales. Training will be provided so you will feel confident to carry out these duties. The tech team for A Woman of No Importance, 2016

The theatre has a thriving social scene, with members’ social events happening throughout the season. As a member you’ll be kept fully up to date about forthcoming auditions, productions, social events and other opportunities via monthly emails, the

Box Office: 0115 950 7201 www.lacemarkettheatre.co.uk Halifax Place, Nottingham, NG1 1QN

For further information or any enquiries you can contact the Membership Secretary, Beverly Anthony, on membership@lacemarkettheatre.co.uk.

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SEASON AT A GLANCE These centre pages are designed to pull-out and keep! All evening performances commence at 19:30 and matinĂŠe performances at 14:30. Other events commence at 19:30 unless otherwise stated. Keep checking our website and social media for details of post-show events and more throughout the season. There are many other events exclusive to members not promoted here that you are eligible to attend by joining the Lace Market Theatre. Details of membership are available on page 7 and online; or why not pop into the theatre on one of our Open Evenings!

September 2016 3 5 13 20-24 27

Audition for Lace Market Youth Theatre @ 10:30 Theatre Opens Open Evening Say Something Happened / An Englishman Abroad Audition for Tissue

October 2016 4 6 10-15 25-29

Audition for Comfort and Joy Open Evening The Playboy of the Western World The Effect of Gamma Rays on the Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

November 2016 1 8 14-19 22

Audition for Glorious! Open Evening BrontĂŤ Audition for The Ladykillers

December 2016 8 Audition for Di and Viv and Rose 12-17 Comfort and Joy 19 Theatre Closed for the Festive Season

January 2017 3 3-7 10 17

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Theatre Opens Tissue Open Evening Audition for Glengarry Glen Ross

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January 2017 (continued) 23-28 Glorious! 31 Audition for The Perfect Murder

February 2017 7 10 20-25 28

Audition for Guys and Dolls Light Night 2017 @ 18:30 The Ladykillers Open Evening

March 2017 14 Audition for Ivanov 22-25 Carpe Jugulum (Lace Market Youth Theatre) 26 Annual General Meeting (members only) @ 14:30

April 2017 4-8 14 18 24-29

Di and Viv and Rose Theatre Closed for Easter Theatre Opens Glengarry Glen Ross

May 2017 9 Open Evening 22-27 The Perfect Murder

June 2017 19-24 Ivanov 25 Lace Market Youth Theatre Showcase

July 2017 24-29 Guys and Dolls

August 2017 1

Theatre Closes for the Summer

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HOW TO BOOK

GROUP BOOKINGS

Online at www.lacemarkettheatre.co.uk with a credit or debit card.

Our intimate theatre with its ancient beamed bar makes an ideal venue for party bookings.

By telephone on 0115 950 7201 with a credit or debit card. A fee of £1 per transaction is applicable when booking online or by telephone.

There are discounts available (except Mondays) for parties of twelve or more. We are happy to take supper party bookings, larger group bookings or staff outings.

In person at the Lace Market Theatre Box Office with cash, a cheque, a credit or debit card. The Box Office is open Monday to Friday from 19:30 until 22:00 and Saturday 12:30 until 14:00 (except on bank holidays and throughout August). By post with a cheque made payable to The Lace Market Theatre. Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope and send to the Lace Market Theatre Box Office, Halifax Place, Nottingham, NG1 1QN.

CHARITY NIGHTS We can work together with your charity to help raise funds. You can buy our auditorium for a reduced ticket price, and then sell the tickets at a higher price to your supporters and friends. You can enjoy a night out at our theatre, with its licensed bar and coffee bar, see a play, and raise much needed funds at the same time. For further information, contact Doreen Sheard on 0115 939 2137 or email groupbookings@lacemarkettheatre.co.uk.

TICKET PRICES Auditorium Monday Evenings All other performances Except Guys and Dolls

Standard Concession Members £9 £11 £14

£8 £10 £13

£7 £9 £12

£9

£8

£7

Studio All performances

Members’ Season Ticket £60 Special offers: Family ticket for four people, to include one or two adults with children under fifteen, are available for Carpe Jugulum for just £28.

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22 - 25 March 2017

4 - 8 April 2017

CARPE JUGULUM

DI AND VIV AND ROSE

by Terry Pratchett adapted by Stephen Briggs

by Amelia Bullmore

The Lace Market Youth Theatre presents a pastiche of vampire literature playing with mythic archetypes and featuring a tongue in cheek reversal of 'vampyre' subculture with young vampires who wear bright clothes, drink wine and stay up till noon.

Meeting at University in the 1980s three women become great friends and decide to share a house together. Capturing poignantly the passage of time, our three characters go through a great deal of laughter and sorrow. From the writer of Scott & Bailey and This Life, this is a funny and touching play recently seen in the West End.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

Director: Roger Watson

Director: Carole Philip

Venue: Auditorium

Venue: Studio

Youth Theatre Audition: Sat, 3 September 2016 @ 10:30

Audition: Thu, 8 December 2016 @ 19:30

Evening Performances: Wed, 22 - Sat, 25 March 2017 @ 19:30

Evening Performances: Tue, 4 - Sat, 8 April 2017 @ 19:30

MatinĂŠe Performance: Sat, 25 March 2017 @ 14:30

MatinĂŠe Performance: Sat, 8 April 2017 @ 14:30

Box Office: 0115 950 7201 www.lacemarkettheatre.co.uk Halifax Place, Nottingham, NG1 1QN

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24 - 29 April 2017

22 - 27 May 2017

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

THE PERFECT MURDER

by David Mamet

by Peter James, written for the stage by Shaun McKenna

This is a Pulitzer and Olivier award winning 20th Century masterpiece. Four desperate Chicago real estate agents resort to unethical and illegal acts to sell undesirable real estate to unsuspecting buyers. Mamet is considered one of the masters of American theatre.

This is a wonderfully funny thriller from the pen of No1 international crime novelist Peter James. A husband and wife secretly try to kill one another. With twist after twist who will succeed and claim the insurance and who will not? Are the police getting just a little too close for comfort and what has a Hungarian prostitute got to do with it all? Shaun McKenna's adaptation will keep you guessing right to the end.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd. Contains strong language that some patrons may find offensive, not suitable for under 14s.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.

Director: Gordon Parsons

Director: Chris Sims

Venue: Auditorium

Venue: Auditorium

Audition: Tue, 17 January 2017 @ 19:30

Audition: Tue, 31 January 2017 @ 19:30

Evening Performances: Mon, 24 - Sat, 29 April 2017 @ 19:30

Evening Performances: Mon, 22 - Sat, 27 May 2017 @ 19:30

MatinĂŠe Performances: Sat, 29 April 2017 @ 14:30

MatinĂŠe Performance: Sat, 27 May 2017 @ 14:30

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19 - 24 June 2017

24 - 29 July 2017

IVANOV

GUYS AND DOLLS

by Anton Chekhov

by Frank Losser

This Chekhov play centres around a man who struggles to get his life back on track and regain his former glory. When his first wife dies he is publicly accused of marrying his second just for her generous dowry. This is a new translation and adaptation by Cynthia Marsh.

Considered by some to be the finest Broadway musical ever written. Both Tony award winner for best musical and Pulitzer prize winner for drama this is a hilarious mix of gambling and religion, sex and innocence. A glorious evening featuring songs that include: Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat, Adelaide’s Lament, Luck Be a Lady and I’ve Never Been in Love Before. A musical fable of Broadway based on a story and characters of Damon Runyon. Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. on behalf of Music Theatre Internationl of New York.

Director: Cynthia Marsh

Director: Linda Croston

Venue: Auditorium

Venue: Auditorium

Audition: Tue, 14 March 2017 @ 19:30

Audition: Tue, 7 February 2017 @ 19:30

Evening Performances: Mon, 19 - Sat, 24 June 2017 @ 19:30

Evening Performances: Mon, 24 - Sat, 29 July 2017 @ 19:30

Matinée Performance: Sat, 24 June 2017 @ 14:30

Matinée Performance: Sat, 29 July 2017 @ 14:30

Box Office: 0115 950 7201 www.lacemarkettheatre.co.uk Halifax Place, Nottingham, NG1 1QN

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LACE MARKET YOUTH THEATRE

MERCHANDISE

Our Youth Theatre offers anyone aged 1118 years the opportunity to experience all aspects of theatre in a happy and enthusiastic environment.

The Lace Market Theatre now offers a number of items emblazoned with the theatre's logo as gifts and souvenirs of your visit.

The Youth Theatre meets every Saturday morning 10:30 to 12:30, during school terms for drama workshops and rehearsals. In March 2017 the youth theatre presents five performances of Terry Pratchett's Carpe Jugulem. Please note that from January there will also be early evening weekday rehearsals scheduled leading up to the production. After this production Youth Theatre members will work on pieces for the NANDA Youth Festival – usually held in May. The youth theatre comes to a close at the Lace Market Youth Theatre Showcase on Sunday, 25 June 2017.

Available items currently include tote bags, fridge magnets, keyrings and pens with other lines in the pipeline. Please visit the box office desk to view and purchase these items.

Julius Caesar, 2016

Membership costs just £50 and is fully inclusive. No other fees are expected – 'stage fees', scripts, costumes, etc. The audition to join the Lace Market Youth Theatre will be held on Saturday, 3 September 2016 at 10:30. For further information, contact Roger Watson on 07751 173056 or email youththeatre@lacemarkettheatre.co.uk.

EXHIBITION SPACE We invite local artists to display their work in our small gallery during the run of an auditorium production. Paintings, sculptures and photographs are welcome. For further information, contact Doreen Hunt via our website.

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COSTUME HIRE The Lace Market Theatre won the NANDA award for Best Costumes for their work on Julius Caesar led by Doreen Hunt and Max Bromley in 2016! We are proud of the quality of the fabulous costumes in our huge theatre wardrobe. And they are all available for hire - adding that extra touch of authenticity to your production or your themed celebration. As well as historical costumes and a great selection of uniforms, we have a wonderful range of vintage twentieth century evening and day wear. We supply to theatres, schools, colleges, promotions, weddings and private parties. Our prices are from ÂŁ35 for a full costume. Our experience means we can advise on appropriate period detail and how to achieve that stunning theatrical effect. We can despatch to you or you can collect.

You can visit our Costume Hire Department at Unit 1, 15-17 Stoney Street, Nottingham, NG1 1LG (see map landmark 2) on Wednesdays from 10:00 to 14:00 (alternative times by arrangement). For further information, contact our Costume Hire Department on 0115 948 1057 or email costume@lacemarkettheatre.co.uk.

HIRE THE THEATRE We are happy to hire out our theatre for private functions, small conferences and for private parties at certain times. We have an intimate and atmospheric theatre whose decorations, small auditorium, licensed bar and coffee bar only enhance its charm as a venue, not only for private occasions but for visiting theatrical events. We can accommodate daytime hire. For further information, contact the theatre on 0115 950 7201 or via our website.

A Woman of No Importance, 2016

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1. Lace Market Theatre 2. Lace Market Theatre Costume Hire Department 3. Lace Market Car Park 4. Edin's Deli CafĂŠ 5. Edin's Kitchen 6. Tapastry 7. Pitcher & Piano 8. Lace Market Tram Stop 9. Nottingham Train Station 10. Market Square

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