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September – November 2011


Still time to catch... Monday 8 August – Saturday 3 September

The Classic Thriller Season 2011 Friday 15 July – Saturday 6 August

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With the imminent arrival of the world’s best-loved musical, The Sound of Music, don’t miss your chance to see Verity Rushworth (Hairspray, Emmerdale) as Maria with Keiron Crook as Captain von Trapp, and Marilyn Hill Smith as Mother Abbess.

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This lavish and critically acclaimed production comes direct from the London Palladium and tells the uplifting true story of the von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains. With its unforgettable score, The Sound of Music is the perfect family treat! Tickets £39.50 – £15

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Monday 8 – Saturday 13 August

Sweet Revenge

Monday 15 – Saturday 20 August

Death by Fatal Murder

Monday 22 – Saturday 27 August

Strangers on a Train

Tuesday 30 August – Saturday 3 September

Murderous Liaisons

Tickets £19 – £9 See all 4 plays for £48 (evenings), or £38 (matinees) – enquire at Box Office for further details. In memory of Colin McIntyre Supported locally by


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‘Theatrical brilliance’ Sunday Times

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The sell-out sensation is back.

Slava’s Snowshow has taken the world by storm, and you now have another chance to be swept away by this thrilling theatrical event, as it returns to Nottingham for just seven performances. Internationally acclaimed Slava’s Snowshow, winner of the Time Out, Olivier and Drama Desk Awards for ‘Unique Theatrical Experience’, combines comedy and poignancy with stunning spectacle and breathtaking images, culminating in a blinding, heart-stopping blizzard of a finale. Slava’s Snowshow touches the heart and the funny bone and is packed with wonder and laughter for the whole family. Book now for a thrilling experience. ‘Simply thrilling... Unmissable comedy masterpiece’ The Independent ‘Overwhelming, invigorating, terrifying, delightful. It brings us back to the lost Eden of our childhood’ Financial Times Not suitable for under 8s

TUE – THU 7.30pm Stalls £28 Dress Circle £28 £26 Upper Circle £26 £24 Balcony £18 £14 WED 2pm Stalls £22 Dress Circle £22 £20.50 Upper Circle £20.50 £18 Balcony £15 £12 FRI 7.30pm, SAT 2.30pm & 7.30pm Stalls £29.50 Dress Circle £29.50 £27.50 Upper Circle £27.50 £25.50 Balcony £20 £16

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Slava’s Snowshow

Prices

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Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 September

Groups (10+) Save 10% with one free ticket per 20 tickets purchased Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) No concessions in the Balcony or for Friday & Saturday 7.30pm performances Tickets are subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

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Monday 12 – Saturday 17 September

Prices

Peter Quilter's

End of the Rainbow

MON – THU 7.30pm & SAT 2.30pm Stalls £27 £25 £23 Dress Circle £27 £25 Upper Circle £25 £23 Balcony £17 £14

Starring Tracie Bennett Directed by Terry Johnson

WED 2pm Stalls £22 Dress Circle £22 Upper Circle £20.50 Balcony £15

£20.50 £19 £20.50 £18 £12

FRI & SAT 7.30pm Stalls £29.50 Dress Circle £29.50 Upper Circle £27 Balcony £19

£27 £24.50 £27 £24.50 £16

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Olivier award-winning Tracie Bennett has taken the West End by storm as Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow.

This extraordinary production – thrilling, hilarious, moving and tragic – features a six-piece onstage band and includes Garland’s most memorable songs – The Man That Got Away, Come Rain Or Come Shine, and – of course – Somewhere Over The Rainbow. ‘One of the greatest musical theatre performances I have ever witnessed. Tracie Bennett’s star turn as Judy Garland will be talked about for years to come. Dazzling and unforgettable’ Daily Telegraph

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London, December 1968, and Judy Garland is about to make her comeback... again. Determined to reclaim her crown as the greatest talent of her generation, she battles with a tornado of drugs and alcohol and a gruelling schedule of exhausting concerts at The Talk of the Town.

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Sign Language Interpreted performance – see page 39 for details

The Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Express, Independent, Sunday Express, Whatsonstage

‘Tracie Bennett is stunning... a star playing a star’ The Independent

Save Money Royal Friends Save £7.50 for Mon 7.30pm Under 16s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £5 in the Stalls and £3.50 in the Upper Circle for Mon – Fri 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm Over 60s Save £3.50 in the Stalls and £2 in the Upper Circle for Mon – Fri 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm Groups (10+) Save 10% with one free ticket per 20 tickets purchased Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) No concessions in the Balcony or for the Saturday 7.30pm performance Tickets are subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability


Tuesday 27 September – Saturday 1 October

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Northern Ballet presents

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Cleopatra’s legacy has inspired generations. Now, composer Claude-Michel Schönberg (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables) and Northern Ballet Artistic Director David Nixon OBE, brings Cleopatra’s astounding story to the stage in this must-see ballet for 2011. Cleopatra has delighted audiences and critics alike since its première in February, so book now for Northern Ballet’s unique retelling of this remarkable woman’s story.

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‘Cleopatra is a stunner...the audience loved every minute of it’ Sunday Express

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‘Gripping entertainment’ The Mail on Sunday

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The Scotsman Audio Described performance – see page 39 for details

16 – 24 year olds All tickets £6 for Wed 7.30pm (can be purchased from Monday 12 September) Family Ticket £60 for 4 Stalls tickets (max 2 adults). Applies Tue – Fri 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm Groups (10+) Save 10% in the Stalls & Upper Circle for Tue – Fri 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm School Parties (10+) All tickets £6.50 in the Stalls and Upper Circle with one free teacher per 20 tickets purchased. Applies Thu 2pm

Age guidance 12+

Concession Standby Any ticket £10 if purchased within 30 minutes of the start of the show. Only available to Under 16s, Over 60s, Registered Unwaged & Students – tickets subject to availability

Prices

Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only)

TUE – SAT 7.30pm Stalls £35 Dress Circle £35 Upper Circle £32.50 Balcony £17

£32.50 £32.50 £30 £13

£30

THU 2pm Stalls Dress Circle Upper Circle Balcony

£23 £23 £21 £14

£21 £21 £19 £11

£19

SAT 2.30pm Stalls Dress Circle Upper Circle Balcony

£26 £26 £23.50 £15.50

£23.50 £23.50 £21 £12

£21

No concessions in the Dress Circle or Balcony or for the Saturday 7.30pm performance All tickets subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

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An enduring icon of the ancient world. The ultimate modern woman. Beautiful, sensual and determined: mother lover and queen. In a world ruled by men this courageous and compulsive woman overturned convention and changed the course of history.

Under 16s, Over 60s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £4 in the Stalls and £2.50 in the Upper Circle for Tue – Fri 7.30pm

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Cleopatra

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Monday 3 – Saturday 8 October

Prices

Alan Bennett’s

MON – THU 7.30pm & SAT 2.30pm Stalls £25 £23 £21 Dress Circle £25 £23 Upper Circle £23 £21 Balcony £16 £13

Starring David Haig and Clive Francis Directed by Christopher Luscombe

WED 2pm Stalls £21 Dress Circle £21 Upper Circle £19.50 Balcony £14.50

£19.50 £18 £19.50 £18 £11

FRI & SAT 7.30pm Stalls £27.50 Dress Circle £27.50 Upper Circle £25 Balcony £18

£25 £25 £22.50 £15

The Madness of George III One of Alan Bennett’s biggest hits, The Madness of George III originally premièred at the National Theatre in 1991, and went on to become an international theatrical sensation and an award-winning film. With its huge cast, this is an epic production which combines drama, politics and humour into a vivid theatrical portrait of English history.

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David Haig plays King George. One of the UK’s most versatile actors, his numerous stage credits include Yes, Prime Minister, Donkey’s Years, Art and Our Country’s Good (for which he won an Olivier award). He is joined by Clive Francis (The Reluctant Debutante, Enron). Alan Bennett has been a household name for more than forty years. His numerous plays include The History Boys, Enjoy, Forty Years On, and Talking Heads.

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‘At once a fascinating figure of both tragedy and heroism… a character totally accessible to a modern audience’ Daily Mail ‘Clever, humane, beautifully wrought and interesting’ Observer ‘Richly amusing…irresistible stuff’ Daily Express

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Audio Described performance – see page 39 for details

£22.50

Save Money Royal Friends Save £7.50 for Mon 7.30pm Under 16s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £5 in the Stalls & £3.50 in the Upper Circle for Mon – Fri 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm Over 60s Save £3.50 in the Stalls & £2 in the Upper Circle for Mon – Fri 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm Groups (10+) Save 10% with one free ticket per 20 tickets purchased Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) No concessions in the Balcony or for the Saturday 7.30pm performance All tickets subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability


Monday 10 – Saturday 15 October Noël Coward’s

Star Quality

Starring Amanda Donohoe Directed by Joe Harmston Adapted by Christopher Luscombe

“We’re putting on a play, not fighting a bloody war. Why can’t people in the theatre behave like normal human beings?”

Adapted by CHRISTOPHER LUSCOMBE

From tentative first rehearsal to triumphant opening night what emerges from the mayhem of biting wit, hissy fits and fisticuffs is a startling evocation of that most elusive gift of all – star quality. Amanda Donohoe is an internationally acclaimed star of stage and screen. Winner of a Golden Globe for her role in LA Law, Amanda has most recently been seen as feisty femme fatale Natasha Wylde in Emmerdale.

Prices MON – THU 7.30pm & SAT 2.30pm Stalls £25 £23 £21 Dress Circle £25 £23 Upper Circle £23 £21 Balcony £16 £13 WED 2pm Stalls Dress Circle Upper Circle Balcony

£21 £21 £19.50 £14.50

FRI & SAT 7.30pm Stalls £27.50 Dress Circle £27.50 Upper Circle £25 Balcony £18

£19.50 £18 £19.50 £18 £11 £25 £22.50 £25 £22.50 £15

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Royal Friends Save £7.50 for Mon 7.30pm Under 16s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £5 in the Stalls & £3.50 in the Upper Circle for Mon – Fri 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm Over 60s Save £3.50 in the Stalls & £2 in the Upper Circle for Mon – Fri 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm

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Taking us behind the scenes of a new West End production, Coward conjures up a wickedly observant satire of the backstage world of talent and treachery; with a gallery of unforgettable characters including a temperamental leading lady, a ruthless director, jaded old troupers and, caught somewhere between them all, an innocent young playwright.

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Golden Globe winner Amanda Donohoe stars as theatrical grand dame Lorraine Barrie in Noël Coward’s deliciously funny final play, Star Quality.


Monday 17 – Saturday 22 October

Dreamboats and Petticoats

Inspired by the smash-hit million selling albums Dreamboats and Petticoats I, II and III, the West End sell-out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats – The Musical features some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era.

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In 1961 emotions run high as young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win a national song writing competition and, more importantly, the attention of the gorgeous Sue. But when Bobby discovers that shy Laura is no slouch on the piano, love and rock ‘n’ roll fame beckons... Dreamboats and Petticoats – the songs will live forever!

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Dreamboats and Petticoats – The Musical includes classic tracks from – amongst others – Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran, and Billy Fury. Featuring songs Let’s Dance, To Know Him Is To Love Him, Shaking All Over, Bobby’s Girl, Three Steps To Heaven, Little Town Flirt, Only Sixteen, Runaround Sue, Happy Birthday Sweet 16, Let It Be Me, Great Pretender, C’mon Everybody, and Let’s Twist Again plus many more hits from music's golden era.

Prices MON – THU 7.30pm & SAT 2.30pm Stalls £30 £27.50 £25 Dress Circle £30 £27.50 Upper Circle £27.50 £25 Balcony £17.50 £13.50 WED 2pm Stalls £23.50 Dress Circle £23.50 Upper Circle £21 Balcony £14.50

£21 £21 £18.50 £12.50

£18.50

FRI & SAT 7.30pm Stalls £33 Dress Circle £33 Upper Circle £30.50 Balcony £19.50

£30.50 £30.50 £28 £15.50

£28

Save Money Royal Friends Save £7.50 in the Stalls and Upper Circle for Mon 7.30pm Under 16s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £6 in the Stalls & £4 in the Upper Circle for Mon – Fri 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm Over 60s Save £4 in the Stalls & £2.50 in the Upper Circle for Mon – Fri 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm Groups (10+) Save 10% Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) No concessions in the Balcony or for the Saturday 7.30pm performance All tickets subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

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Captioned performance – see page 39 for details


Basket Case

Starring Nigel Havers Directed by Robin Lefevre

Dependable Miranda and her ex-husband, the charming and wholly unreliable Guy, are thrown together in distressing circumstances when their faithful old family pet takes a turn for the worse. Reunited over the dog basket, Guy and Miranda find they haven’t ‘moved on’ quite as they had imagined. When they are joined by family friend James, who rarely sees a stick without getting the wrong end of it, and Martin, the vet and long time admirer of Miranda, the scene is set for some startling hometruths as this rapid-fire foursome mines laughter and touching observations in equal measure. Basket Case is a perfectly crafted, quick-witted and contemporary comedy starring Nigel Havers, with Christine Kavanagh as Miranda, David Cardy as James, and Graham Seed as Martin, making his first stage appearance since his untimely death as Nigel Pargetter in The Archers.

MON – THU 7.30pm & SAT 2.30pm Stalls £24 £22 £20 Dress Circle £24 £22 Upper Circle £22 £20 Balcony £16 £13 WED 2pm Stalls Dress Circle Upper Circle Balcony

£20 £20 £18 £14

£18 £18 £16 £12

£16

FRI & SAT 7.30pm Stalls £26 Dress Circle £26 Upper Circle £24 Balcony £18

£24 £24 £22 £14

£22

Save Money Royal Friends Two for the price of one for Mon 7.30pm

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A new comedy by Nick Fisher

Prices

Under 16s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £5 in the Stalls & £3.50 in the Upper Circle for Mon – Thu 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm Over 60s Save £3.50 in the Stalls & £2 in the Upper Circle for Mon – Thu 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm Groups (10+) Save 10% Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only)

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Monday 24 – Saturday 29 October

No concessions in the Balcony or for the Friday & Saturday 7.30pm performances All tickets subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability.

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Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 November

Tuesday 1 November 7.30pm Thursday 3 November 7.30pm

Wednesday 2 November 7.30pm T Saturday 5 November 7.30pm T

Friday 4 November 7pm T

Ruddigore

Madama Butterfly

The Queen of Spades

When mild mannered Robin Oakapple is revealed as the villainous Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd, inheritor of the curse of Ruddigore (he must commit a crime a day), his chances with the prim Rose Maybud look doomed. This marvellously entertaining take on Gilbert & Sullivan’s topsy-turvy burlesque of Victorian melodrama was a smash-hit in 2010 and is now back due to popular demand.

One of the world’s best loved operas, Madama Butterfly is the deeply touching story of a young woman whose innocent love is rewarded only with betrayal. Puccini’s masterpiece contains universally popular music, including the ‘Humming Chorus’ and Butterfly’s aria ‘One Fine Day’. This exquisite production sets one of opera’s most heartbreaking love stories in the context of the culture clash between East and West, and combines beauty with unflinching emotional truthfulness.

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Gilbert & Sullivan

Conductor: John Wilson Director: Jo Davies

‘Operetta bliss’ Daily Telegraph 

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Puccini

Conductor: Daniele Rustioni Director: Tim Albery

Tchaikovsky

New production

Life is nothing but a game. Herman is a man in the grip of an obsession: to learn a secret which will guarantee him eternal wealth and the woman he loves - the secret of the three cards. But when fate deals against him, he gambles with love and life and loses at both. Set in nineteenth century Russia, this supernatural tragedy showcases Tchaikovsky’s glorious music and promises to be a darkly glittering theatrical experience. Conductor: Richard Farnes Director: Neil Bartlett

‘One of the great Gilbert & Sullivan stagings’ The Guardian 

‘... dazzlingly fresh and overwhelmingly powerful…’ Daily Telegraph

Sung in English

Sung in Italian with English titles

Sung in English with English titles

Lasts approximately 2 hours 30 minutes

Lasts approximately 2 hours 30 minutes

Lasts approximately 3 hours


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Prices

A thirty minute introduction to the show. FREE but must be booked in advance.

Stalls Dress Circle Upper Circle Balcony

Len Maynard Suite Madama Butterfly talks from 6.30pm, The Queen of Spades talk from 6pm

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Audio Described, Sign Language Interpreted performances – see page 39 for details

£28.50 £43

Under 18s / Registered Unwaged Save 50% (Tue – Fri) School Parties (10+) Save 50% in the Balcony with one free teacher ticket per 20 tickets purchased (Tue – Fri) Groups (8+) Save 20% Retired Over 60s Save 10% (Tue – Fri) Students Stalls tickets £10 (full time students only – Tue – Fri) Under 26s Stalls tickets £7.50 (available from 6pm on day and subject to availability) Customers with Disabilities and essential companion 50% off (Stalls only) Concession Holders Subject to general seat availability – 20 tickets available at half price (max. 2 tickets per person and only available from 6pm on the day) All tickets are subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

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Find out first, fast and free

£40 £52 £34 £15

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Please note that the Saturday 5 November Pre-Show Talk for Madama Butterfly will take place in the Upper Circle level of the Theatre Royal

£48 £58 £43 £25


The Nottingham Operatic Society Presents

Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 November

Prices

The Nottingham Operatic Society presents

TUE 7.30pm & WED 2.30pm Stalls £16 £15 £13.50 Dress Circle £16 £15 Upper Circle £15 £13.50 Balcony £11.50 £9.50

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Fiddler on the Roof Following last year’s Beauty and the Beast, the regions’ foremost amateur company, Nottingham Operatic Society, is back with a sensational production of the timeless Fiddler on the Roof. Using the finest local actors, they retell the unsettling modernisation of the lives of an Eastern European Jewish community.

WED & THU 7.30pm & SAT 2.30pm Stalls £17.50 £16.50 £14.50 Dress Circle £17.50 £16.50 Upper Circle £16.50 £14.50 Balcony £12 £9.50

With the classic songs, If I were a Rich Man, Matchmaker, and Tradition, plus dazzling dance numbers, Nottingham Operatic Society’s production of this timeless musical is sure to leave you wanting more.

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Note: Nottingham Operatic Society is a non-professional performing company.

Book by JOSEPH STEIN Music by JERRY BOCK Lyrics by SHELDON HARNICK Produced on the New York stage by Harold Prince Original New York stage production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEPH WEINBERGER LTD. on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of NEW YORK

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FRI & SAT 7.30pm Stalls £19 Dress Circle £19 Upper Circle £17 Balcony £12.50

£17 £17 £15.50 £10.50

£15.50

Over 60s, Registered Unwaged, Students & Disabled Save £3 in the Stalls & Dress Circle and £2 in the Upper Circle Under 16s Save £5 in the Stalls & Dress Circle and £3 in the Upper Circle Groups (10+) Save 5% No discounts in the Balcony or for the Saturday 7.30pm performance All tickets subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability.


Direct from the West End Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 November

Prices

R.C. Sherriff’s multi-award winning masterpiece

TUE – THU 7.30pm & SAT 2.30pm Stalls £24 £22 £20 Dress Circle £24 £22 Upper Circle £22 £20 Balcony £16 £13

Directed by David Grindley

WED & THU 2pm Stalls Dress Circle Upper Circle Balcony

£20 £20 £18 £14

£18 £18 £16 £12

£16

FRI & SAT 7.30pm Stalls Dress Circle Upper Circle Balcony

£26 £26 £24 £18

£24 £24 £22 £14

£22

R.C. SHERRIFF’s multi-award winning masterpiece

Based on the author’s own experience in the trenches, this gripping tale about ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances celebrates humour and courage, and is a compelling insight into how in the face of adversity the human spirit will always triumph. 

Photograph of 2011 Spring cast

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‘Outstanding. An eloquent celebration of heroism’ Mail On Sunday

‘Sublime’ The Independent 

‘Utterly absorbing’ Sunday Express 

‘Profoundly moving’ The Guardian 

‘Unforgettable’ Times A donation for each ticket sold will be made to the Poppy Appeal: supporting The Royal British Legion. Audio Described and Captioned performances – see page 39 for details

Save Money Royal Friends Two for the price of one for Tue 7.30pm Under 16s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £5 in the Stalls & £3.50 in the Upper Circle for Tue – Fri 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm Over 60s Save £3.50 in the Stalls & £2 in the Upper Circle for Tue – Fri 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm Groups (10+) Save 10% with one free ticket per 20 tickets purchased School Parties All tickets £10 for Tue & Wed 7.30pm, and £8 for Wed & Thu 2pm with one free teacher per 20 tickets purchased. Applies Stalls and Upper Circle. Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) No concessions in the Balcony or for the Saturday 7.30pm performance All tickets subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability.

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Set in St Quentin in 1917, eighteen-year-old 2nd Lieutenant Raleigh is the new arrival in the company commanded by his former schoolboy friend, Captain Stanhope. There’s only three years between them, but a lifetime of experience separates the pair as Raleigh discovers that the man in army greens is much changed from the boy he left behind in cricketing whites.

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Journey’s End


WINNER! BEST NEW MUSICAL

2011 OLIVIER AWARDS ‘Take your kids, take your teenage daughter, take your granny’

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‘Simply blowS other musicals out of the water. Sensational’ The Sun

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BBC Radio 4

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Audio Described, Sign Language Interpreted and Captioned performances – see page 39 for details


The Independent

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Legally Blonde

Starring West End legend Dave Willetts as Professor Callaghan Neil Toon (Hollyoaks) as Warner and introducing Faye Brookes as Elle. OMIGOD YOU GUYS! TOTALLY FABULOUS SHOW!

For the first time ever, the West End and Broadway sensation, 2011 Olivier Award-winner (Best New Musical) and winner of ‘Best New Musical’ Whatsonstage.com Awards, Legally Blonde The Musical comes to Nottingham. Based on the hit movie starring Reese Witherspoon, this critically acclaimed new musical is created by a top-of-their-class creative team, led by Tony Award-winning director and Olivier Award-nominated choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray). This all singing, all dancing, feel-good musical comedy will be the highlight of your year and the most fashionable ticket in town. The verdict? This much fun shouldn't be legal!

 ‘Smart, Sassy, Spectacular’

The Daily Telegraph

Prices MON – THU 7.30pm, WED 2pm & SAT 2.30pm Stalls £39.50 £37 £33.50 Dress Circle £39.50 £37 Upper Circle £37 £33.50 Balcony £25 £19 FRI & SAT 7.30pm Stalls £42.50 Dress Circle £42.50 Upper Circle £40.50 Balcony £27

£40.50 £37.50 £40.50 £37.50 £20

Save Money Royal Friends Save £5 in the Stalls and Upper Circle for Tue 22 & Wed 23 Nov 7.30pm Under 16s, Over 60s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £4 in the Stalls & £3 in the Upper Circle for Mon – Thu 7.30pm & Wed 2pm Groups (10+) Save 10% Groups (20+) Save 15% with one free ticket per party booking Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) No concessions in the Balcony or for Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 2.30pm & 7.30pm performances All tickets subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

Photos of the original London production by Ellie Kurttz. Original poster concept designed by aka. Photo Uli Webber.

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‘Perfection’

Tuesday 22 November – Saturday 3 December

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Saturday 10 December 2011 – Sunday 15 January 2012

Sleeping Beauty

Wake up and don’t leave it any longer to book for Nottingham’s biggest ever pantomime!

Comedian, television presenter and all-round entertainer Joe Pasquale leads a superb cast alongside the most glamorous Dame in the world, Ceri Dupree, and Lucy Evans who plays the title role of Sleeping Beauty.

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After it amazed audiences in the criticallyacclaimed production of Aladdin last year, superb 3D special effects once again feature in the Theatre Royal’s Christmas show! Brand-new 3D sequences, including an enchanted forest have been created to take the Theatre Royal pantomime into yet another dimension!

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Unmissable entertainment for all ages!

December 2011 Sat 10 Sun 11

2.30 1.30

7.15 6.00

Mon 12 Tue 13 Wed 14 Thu 15 Fri 16 Sat 17 Sun 18

No Performances 1.30 7.15 1.30 7.15 1.30 SLIP 7.15 1.30 7.15 2.30 7.15 1.30 SLIP 6.00

Mon 19 Tue 20 Wed 21 Thu 22 Fri 23 Sat 24 Sun 25

No Performances 2.30 7.15 2.30 7.15 2.30 7.15 2.30 7.15 1.30 5.30 No Performances

Mon 26 Tue 27 Wed 28 Thu 29 Fri 30 Sat 31

2.30 2.30 2.30 2.30 2.30 1.30

7.15 7.15 7.15 7.15 7.15 5.30

January 2012

Prices

Sun 1

No Performances

TUE 20 DEC – TUE 3 JAN (& ALL SAT PERFS.)

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Audio Described, Sign Language Interpreted and Captioned performances – see page 39 for details


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Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 February The Children’s Touring Partnership presents the Bristol Old Vic production of

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Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 January

An Inspector Calls

From Stephen Daldry, triple Oscar nominated Director for The Reader, The Hours and Billy Elliot, comes J.B. Priestley’s classic thriller, direct from its fourth West End season. Hailed as the ‘theatrical event of our generation’, this landmark multi award-winning production from the National Theatre has thrilled audiences worldwide with its epic and wildly imaginative staging, raw emotion, evocative score, lashing rain and chilling suspense.  ‘Superbly tense’ Daily Telegraph

‘Dazzling and clever’ Mail on Sunday

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‘Visually astonishing' Daily Express

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Tuesday 31 January – Saturday 4 February

All the Fun of the Fair THE EAST END FUNFAIR MUSICAL DIRECT FROM LONDON'S WEST END

Following a record breaking West End season at the Garrick Theatre – where it was nominated for Best New West End Musical 2010 by What's On Stage – David Essex invites you to a rollercoaster ride of a musical, underscored by a helterskelter of David Essex hits including Winter’s Tale, Hold Me Close, Gonna Make You A Star, Me And My Girl, Nightclubbing, and Rock On. ‘Genuinely touching… well worth a spin’ The Daily Telegraph Tickets £32 – £14

Monday 6 February 8pm

Russell Kane Manscaping

Join Fosters Comedy Award-winner and star of loads of stuff on telly, Russell Kane as he mercilessly explores the ridiculous state of masculinity in the modern world. He shaves his chest fur; you watch and laugh. ‘A seriously good comedian’ The Times

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Swallows and Amazons A new musical by Helen Edmundson and Neil Hannon Based on the book by Arthur Ransome

All aboard The Swallow! Follow Captain John and his able crew as they set sail to Wildcat Island on an exotic adventure to encounter savages, capture dastardly pirates and defeat mortal enemies. An action-packed musical adventure for the whole family, Swallows and Amazons is a story of an idyllic era, of endless summer evenings and the beauty of youthful imagination. This delightful and glorious production is directed by Tom Morris who also codirected the international smash hit War Horse. ‘Inventive Swallow is a sailing sensation’ The Guardian 

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Cleopatra from 27 September

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End of the Rainbow End of the Rainbow End of the Rainbow End of the Rainbow End of the Rainbow End of the Rainbow

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Star Quality Star Quality Star Quality Live at Lunch Star Quality Star Quality Star Quality

7.30pm 9 7.30pm 2pm & 7.30pm 1pm 27 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm

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Dreamboats & Petticoats Dreamboats & Petticoats Dreamboats & Petticoats Dreamboats & Petticoats Dreamboats & Petticoats Dreamboats & Petticoats

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Basket Case Basket Case Basket Case Basket Case Basket Case Basket Case

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Vocaleyes

Legally Blonde from 22 November

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Fiddler on the Roof Fiddler on the Roof Live at Lunch Fiddler on the Roof Fiddler on the Roof Fiddler on the Roof

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Journey’s End Journey’s End Journey’s End Journey’s End Journey’s End

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Legally Blonde Legally Blonde Legally Blonde Legally Blonde Legally Blonde

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Captioned Performance

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October

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The Overtones 11 October

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5 6 7 8 Nottingham High School Speech Day 9 10 11

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19 20 21 22 23 Nigel Kennedy 7.30pm 24 Reginald D Hunter 8pm 25 Numberjacks 11am & 2pm

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26 Nottingham Trent Freshers 27 28 29 RESPECT La Diva 8pm 30 The Hallé 7.30pm

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Mon 3 Tue 4 Wed 5 Thu 6 Fri 7 Jason Manford 7.30pm 26 Sat 8 Beanbag Music Club 11am, 1.30pm& 3pm 27 Jason Manford 7.30pm 26 Sun 9 Mon 10 Tue 11 Wed 12 Thu 13 Fri 14 Sat 15 Sun 16

The Overtones 7.30pm Moscow Philharmonic 7.30pm Orchestra

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The Straits 7.30pm Royal British Legion Concert 7pm

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Mon 17 Tue 18 Wed 19 Erasure Thu 20 Fri 21 Sat 22 UKBFF Sun 23 UKBFF

Beverley Knight 23 November

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Mon 24 Dave Gorman 8pm Tue 25 Wed 26 Glen Campbell 7.30pm Thu 27 James 7.30pm Fri 28 The National Trust AGM Sat 29 The National Trust AGM Sun 30 James Baillieu 11am

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Diwali Gala John Mayall

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Madeleine Peyroux Halfway to Paradise James Rhodes * Motörhead 80's Mania RAF in Concert ABBA – The Show

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Mon 7 Stephen Merchant 7.30pm 30 Tue 8 A Question of Sport Live 7.30pm 30 Wed 9 CBSO 7.30pm 31 Thu 10 Fri 11 Jools Holland 7.30pm 31 Sat 12 Beanbag Music Club 11am, 1.30pm & 3pm 27 Gardeners’ Question Time 7.30pm 31 Sun 13 Mon 14 Tue 15 Wed 16 Thu 17 Fri 18 Sat 19 Sun 20

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21 Rumer 22 23 Beverley Knight 24 The Hallé 25 26 27 Alexander Romanovsky

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with Dermot Gallagher and Friends

For over 25 years Nigel Kennedy has been acknowledged as one of the world’s leading violin virtuosos. His technique, unique talent and mass appeal have brought fresh perspectives to both the classical and contemporary repertoire making him the best selling classical violinist of all time.

Let’s Talk Football

Join host Dermot Gallagher for a night of football chat, gossip, controversy, World Cups, England and Nottingham Forest banter. Dermot will be joined on stage by legendary Nottingham Forest and England international Trevor Francis, Manchester United, Chelsea and England star Ray Wilkins, and two times European Cup winner and Scottish international, John Robertson. This is a must-see live chat show for all football fans. Tickets £17.50 Under 16s, Over 60s, Students & Registered Unwaged Save £5

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Nigel Kennedy

The programme includes Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons as well as Kennedy's own brand new composition, the Four Elements - a highly descriptive work inspired by the elements of earth, water, air and fire - with Nigel accompanied on the evening by the Orchestra of Life and The Nigel Kennedy Band. Tickets £45 – £35

Saturday 24 September 8pm

Reginald D Hunter Sometimes Even the Devil Tells the Truth

Sunday 25 September 11am & 2pm

Numberjacks

For the very first time Children’s TV favourite Numberjacks™ comes to the stage. Join the TV superheroes In just over a decade, Reginald D Hunter as they leave the sofa and embark has become one of the UK comedy on their live adventure. Help industry’s best-known and most them solve problems as they go, distinctive performers. His work is but watch out for the dastardly often brutally honest, frequently Meanies who will do all they can to controversial but always meticulously get in the way... measured and thought out. One of the few performers to have been The Numberjacks TV series won nominated for the Perrier Award in the Royal Television Society Award three consecutive years, he is now a for ‘Best Pre-school Educational well-known face on Live At The Apollo Programme’ two years in a row. and Have I Got News For You. The Live Show has all the fun, comedy, music and excitement from ‘His presence and intelligence make the TV show, and lots more. him one of the most brilliantly unpredictable comics in the country’ Tickets £11 Sunday Times Tickets £20 25

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Thursday 1 September 7.30pm


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Thursday 29 September 8pm

RESPECT La Diva

Direct from London’s West End, from the creator of international hit show Thriller Live, RESPECT La Diva is an entertaining and uplifting musical celebration paying tribute to some of the greatest female singers of all-time. Featuring West End performers, dancers and a live band, RESPECT La Diva includes a host of classic songs by diva greats Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Etta James, Shirley Bassey, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, and Dusty Springfield. Hosted by X-Factor finalist Andy Abrahams, and featuring Sheila Ferguson (The Three Degrees), Denise Pearson (Five Star), Katy Setterfield (The One & Only), Zoe Birkett (Pop Idol) and an energetic dance troupe to keep you on your toes.

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Friday 30 September 7.30pm

The Hallé

Conductor André de Ridder Cello Alban Gerhardt Josef Suk’s joyful Scherzo Fantastique launches the new Nottingham Classics season before the acclaimed cellist Alban Gerhardt works his magic on Dvo˘rák’s Cello Concerto, the composer’s farewell to America. Mirroring these Czech masters are two leading lights of French Impressionism. Ravel’s Une barque sur l’ocean evokes the ocean’s deep currents whilst Debussy’s La Mer is all light and movement, beginning with the sea emerging at dawn and ending in a tumult of crashing waves. Tickets £32 – £10

Sunday 2 October 7.30pm

Friday 7 & Saturday 8 October 7.30pm

Heralded as the most exciting group to emerge in World Music in recent years, the two-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns with a brand new show, African Grace.

As seen on Live at the Apollo, Walk on the Wild Side, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Jason Manford & Friends, and BBC Radio 2.

Soweto Gospel Choir Jason Manford

Through vibrant rhythm, movement and vocal harmonies, the Choir’s performance style has become a worldwide phenomenon having performed to sell-out crowds across the globe alongside the likes of Bono, Queen, Celine Dion, Peter Gabriel, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder. ‘Meticulous and unstoppable… spirited and spectacular’ The New York Times Tickets £25 – £18.50

‘Sharp observational comedy… inspired one-liners... Manford certainly knows how to get the laughs’ Metro ‘Incredibly Funny’ Chortle ‘A Joy’ Scotsman Please note this show has an age restriction of 16+

Tickets £20


Beanie Bear is back to present our fun-sized concerts for children aged 2 – 6.

Plus Special Guests

Magical Musical Adventures

The Overtones

The combination of classic repertoire, smooth vocal harmonies and the vintage sound of their Saturday 8 October 11am, 1.30pm & 3pm songs make The Overtones an Crash, Bang, Wallop! exciting addition to the music Playful Percussion from O Duo industry. Taking inspiration from a (pictured above). variety of styles of music from the Saturday 12 November 11am, 1.30pm & 3pm past century, including the vocal Rockin’ the Royal Concert Hall with harmony groups of the 30s and 40s Johnny and the Raindrops and the doo-wop explosion of the 50s and 60s, The Overtones’ debut Saturday 10 December, 11am, 1.30pm & 3pm album Good Ol’ Fashioned Love is Sparkle, Jingle, Cheer bursting with toe-tapping, sing-aThe Beanbag Prom with Alasdair long songs from start to finish. Malloy and sinfonia ViVA Sign up for Beanmail! Get the latest news from Beanie herself. Just join our Beanmail list by emailing caroline.pope@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Tickets £6.50 or book all 3 concerts for £18

The Overtones are Timmy Matley, Mike Crawshaw, Mark Franks, Darren Everest and Lachie Chapman.

‘Honest-to-Sinatra, 100 percent cool’ New York Times Tickets £79* – £19.50 *VIP Tickets

Wednesday 12 October 7.30pm

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor Yuri Simonov Violin Nikita Boriso-Glebsky

Prokofiev’s ballet music to Romeo and Juliet begins this passionate all-Russian affair. Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto was written amidst the wreckage of his marriage but the composer found inspiration in adversity and the result was a triumph, shamelessly virtuosic yet fresh and lyrical. Rachmaninov’s First Symphony almost sank without trace after a disastrous première but it’s now praised as his most dramatic symphony, mixing smouldering energy, taut rhythms and the composer’s gift for great tunes.

Feed your soul with a FREE lunchtime concert in the Theatre Royal Dress Circle Foyer

Live at Lunch Thursday 13 October 1pm Jazz from Finnish pianist Joonas Haavisto and his trio. Thursday 10 November 1pm Classical recital from Caroline Pether (violin) and James Vaughan (piano).

Monday 12 December 1pm Festive music from Nottingham Trent University Chamber Choir. Doors open 12.30pm with refreshments available from the bar.

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Tuesday 11 October 7.30pm

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Beanbag Music Club


Saturday 15 October 7pm

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Friday 14 October 7.30pm

The Straits

Good Times – The Final Farewell Following a critically acclaimed debut show at the Royal Albert Hall, Alan Clark, Phil Palmer and Chris White from Dire Straits will perform the band’s much loved catalogue of great songs. Together with top session players Steve Ferrone, Terence Reis, Mick Feat and Jamie Squire, The Straits are a must-see. ‘The unique sound of classic Dire Straits from the next best thing, The Straits’ Daily Express

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

Tickets £39.50 - £19.50

The Royal British Legion Nottinghamshire 90th Anniversary Concert Special Guest Faryl Smith Compère Dominic Heale

In 2011, the Royal British Legion celebrates ninety years, and to mark this occasion, The Legion in Nottinghamshire – supported by The South Notts Hussars Band, Trent Connection, and Eastwood Male Voice Choir – will perform a selection of sing song war classics from the 1940s to now, including It’s a long way to Tipperary, White Cliffs of Dover and Keep the Home Fires Burning (Till the Boys Come Home). This concert features the vocal talents of Faryl Smith whose voice has been described by Katherine Jenkins as ‘simply stunning’. The Royal British Legion supports both serving and ex-Service personnel, and their families with a wide range of care and welfare services.

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Tickets £19.50 – £12.50

Wednesday 19 October 7.30pm

Monday 24 October 8pm

Erasure

Dave Gorman

With twenty four consecutive Top 20 hits in the UK between 1986 and 1997, Synthpop group Erasure – comprising duo Vince Clarke and Andy Bell - return to the Royal Concert Hall.

The man behind Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure returns with a brand new show. Always one of comedy’s most innovative thinkers, this genre-stretching performer is back… this time as a double act... along with a projector screen. And they’d like to show you their powerpoint presentation. Cast your powerpoint prejudice* aside, it's not just for business meetings.

Plus Special Guests

With twenty five million albums sold worldwide, and hits including A Little Respect, Chains of Love and Always, this concert is certain to be popular so book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets £30

Powerpoint Presentation

‘Gorman has seen his stock rise to such an extent that he's poised, as never before, to make the leap from cult figure to mainstream phenomenon’ Telegraph *Some bullet points will be used

Tickets £20


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Thursday 27 October 7.30pm

Good Times – The Final Farewell Glen Campbell returns for his last tour with the smooth fusion of country music and pop melodies that made him one of the most popular country musicians in the 1960s and 70s. With 40-million records sold worldwide, and with a stream of Top Ten singles including the classics By the Time I Get to Phoenix, I Wanna Live, Wichita Lineman, Galveston, Rhinestone Cowboy, and Southern Nights, his recent critically-acclaimed album Meet Glen Campbell covered contemporary and classic hits from U2, and Green Day, thus introducing his music to a whole new generation of appreciative fans. Tickets £35 – £22.50

Orchestrated and conducted by Joe Duddell With worldwide hits including Say Something, Sit Down and Laid, and sales of more than twenty five million albums, don’t miss James as they perform songs from their extensive back catalogue with an orchestra and choir in tow. Along with the twenty-two piece Orchestra of The Swan, and sixteen piece Manchester Consort Choir, the concert will be conducted by classical composer and conductor Joe Duddell who was also commissioned to orchestrate the collaboration between Elbow and The Hallé Orchestra/Youth Choir in 2009. With only 9 dates on the UK tour, this is another highlight for the autumn season. Tickets £45 – £22.50

Sunday 30 October 11am

Sunday Morning Piano Series James Baillieu

Described by The Daily Telegraph as ‘in a class of his own,’ South African pianist James Baillieu has won countless prizes as a soloist and accompanist. For this recital he performs Beethoven’s expansive 2nd Piano Sonata and works by Schumann and Liszt, including the Abegg Variations, Schumann’s witty musical play on the name of the Countess von Abegg. Two works by the American virtuoso Louis Gottschalk – the extrovert Grand Scherzo and the flashing Tournament Galop – ensure a riveting ride to the finish.

Wednesday 2 November 7.30pm

Will Young Plus Special Guests

Last here in 2008, Will Young makes an eagerly anticipated return to the Royal Concert Hall for one night only.

Tickets £35

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Glen Campbell

With the Orchestra of The Swan and The Manchester Consort Choir

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Wednesday 26 October 7.30pm

An Evening with James


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Thursday 3 November 7.30pm

John Barrowman

One of the most familiar faces on British television and the West End stage, best known for playing Captain Jack Harkness in Torchwood and Doctor Who – and more recently judging on the award-winning entertainment shows How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, Any Dream Will Do and I’d Do Anything – don’t miss John Barrowman live on stage.

Tickets £40 – £22.50

Sunday 6 November 7.30pm

Monday 7 November 7.30pm

Since forming the Bluesbreakers in 1963, John Mayall has been regarded as one of the most influential UK Blues artists, known by many as the ‘Godfather of British Blues’.

Hello Ladies

John Mayall

With over 45 albums and an OBE to his credit, John Mayall remains as compelling and original an artist as ever. This concert sees him perform with Rocky Athas, Greg Rzab and Jay Davenport. He will also be joined on stage by Special Guest Oli Brown – winner of the 2010 ‘Young Artist of the Year’ – dubbed by Mojo as ‘the hottest young pistol in British Blues’. Tickets £28 – £24

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Stephen Merchant Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe award-winning co-creator of BBC’s The Office and Extras, Stephen Merchant embarks on his first ever stand-up comedy tour. Stephen says: ‘Most people don’t realise that I was a stand-up comedian before I met Ricky Gervais and his coat-tails. Life can be lonely as a TV writer, so this tour is a great opportunity for me to get out there and meet my fans. And make at least one of them my wife.’ Show suitable for ages 16+

Tickets £27.50

Tuesday 8 November 7.30pm

A  uestion of Sport Live

Following phenomenal ticket sales and rapturous reviews, BBC One’s A Question of Sport hits the road again for a second UK tour. The specially staged live show allows fans to see their favourite rounds in a thrilling and exciting live environment, from the ‘Picture Board’ to ‘Mystery Guest’ to ‘What Happened Next.’ Presenter Sue Barker will be keeping order along with resident team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell, who will each be joined by two stars from the world of sport. Dominic Cork and Robert Earnshaw have so far been confirmed, with the final guest names still be to announced (check our website at trch.co.uk for updates).

Tickets £37.50


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Saturday 12 November 7.30pm

Conductor Andris Nelsons Violin Baiba Skride

woogie returns. Supported by the legendary artist Shane MacGowan, along with the musicianship of the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Jools will perform tracks spanning his entire solo career as well as songs taken from his latest album, Rockinghorse.

One of Britain’s most endearing institutions, BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time is now live on stage!

City of Birmingham Jools Holland Symphony Orchestra The undisputed King of boogie-

Andris Nelsons’ performances of Shostakovich with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra have been nothing short of sensational, and this concert, featuring the composer’s Leningrad Symphony, threatens to bring the walls down. Written in the dark days of 1941, it’s a gripping portrait of the city under siege, beginning with a hair-raising music invasion, and ending in defiant, uplifting music that makes thrilling use of a massive orchestra. The calm before the storm is provided by Latvian virtuoso Baiba Skride who performs Mozart’s elegant Violin Concerto No.4.

Tickets £32 – £10

Tickets £34.50

Gardeners’ Question Time

Resident chair Eric Robson will travel with his panel of experts including Chris Beardshaw, Matt Biggs, Bob Flowerdew, Pippa Greenwood, Bunny Guinness, Anne Swithinbank, Christine Walkden and Matthew Wilson. Each night Eric will be joined by 3 members of the panel. Expert gardening advice and live demonstrations will be interspersed with the usual dose of quirky humour – a unique opportunity for experts and amateurs alike to gather first hand advice from their favourite gardeners.

Tuesday 15 November 7.30pm

Madeleine Peyroux Following the release of her fifth solo album, Standing on the Rooftop, compelling vocalist and songwriter, Madeleine Peyroux, makes a keenly anticipated visit to Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall.

Winner of the ‘Best International Jazz Artist’ at the 2007 BBC Jazz Awards, and best known for her 2004 album, Careless Love, and a vocal style which has been compared to that of Billie Holiday, The New York Times noted that Peyroux ‘has branched out to refine an enigmatic, low-key personal style that is all her own’. This concert is one of the must see events for this autumn season. Tickets £24.50 – £18.50

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Friday 11 November 7.30pm

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Wednesday 9 November 7.30pm


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Wednesday 16 November 7.30pm

Wednesday 16 November 8pm

Thursday 17 November 7.30pm

Friday 18 November 7.30pm

The Billy Fury Story

Often described as the ‘Jamie Oliver’ of classical music, James Rhodes is a pianist with a rock-star attitude. Outrageous, charismatic and brilliant, his casual getup and laidback attitude dispenses with the ‘straitjacket’ approach to classical music. This is a unique opportunity to catch a contemporary star of the international classical music scene.

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Step back in time and join Europe’s premier 1980s Experience. Performing over 35 chart topping smash-hits live in concert, join our multi-talented cast of singers, dancers, and musicians as they authentically re-create the heroes of 80s pop live on stage.

Halfway to Paradise James Rhodes

The story of a shy young boy from Liverpool who went on to become one of Britain’s best loved rock stars. Now in its 15th year and still rockin’, Billy’s band, The Tornados, pay tribute to the timeless hits, performing – to name a few – Last Night Was Made For Love, I Will, Jealousy, and Halfway To Paradise. With Colin Gold on vocals, and set against a giant nostalgic backdrop of this magical era – including personal movie footage of Billy and the band playing live – this is a concert for all Fury fans. Tickets £21 Concessions £19.50

‘His sound cannot be mistaken for that of any other pianist, alive or dead. It is confrontational, brittle, intermittently seductive’ Norman Lebrecht www.jamesrhodes.tv Tickets £18.50 Under 26s £14.50 NOTE - This concert will take place in The Forum on Burton Street which is located within The Cornerhouse complex

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Motörhead

Formed in 1975 by bassist, singer and songwriter Lemmy, Motörhead is regarded as one of Britain’s foremost rock bands. With seminal albums Overkill, Bomber, Ace Of Spades and No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith, and the recent success of their 35th Anniversary tour plus the release of their critically aacclaimed rockumentary ‘Lemmy’, Motörhead prove time and again that they are very much keeping everything louder than everyone else. Tickets £26

80’s Mania

With tributes to Duran Duran, The Human League, Kim Wilde, Culture Club, Madonna, Wham, Nena, Toni Basil, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Kraftwerk, Trio, Dead or Alive and Madness, re-live the decade that fashion forgot and prepare to party. Tickets 19.50


Vocalist Flight Lieutenant Matthew Little

Following last year’s success, the Royal Air Force in Concert returns with a programme of music celebrating the glorious history of the RAF and its personnel. Join the Bands of the Royal Air Force as they honour the bravery and commitment of our armed forces – past and present – who made important, yet often unrecognised, contributions on behalf of our nation. Highlights include Eric Coates’ The Dambuster’s March, Elgar’s Nimrod, and a newly-commissioned piece by Barry Hingley, The Mighty Hercules. The concert concludes with a musical finale from World War II entitled Songs That Saw Us Through. Tickets £21.50 – £15.50

ABBA – The Show

With success around the globe, ABBA – The Show kicks off at the tail end of the 1960s when Björn, Benny, Agnetha and Frida meet to play together for the very first time. Throughout the course of the production, the audience is led on a terrific journey charting the rise of ABBA. Featuring classic songs Waterloo, SOS, Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Money Money Money and Knowing Me, Knowing You, this concert is a must-see for all fans of the group.

‘Absolutely the best ABBA since ABBA’ Statement from the Official International ABBA Fan Club Tickets £27.50

Monday 21 November 7.30pm

Wednesday 23 November 7.30pm

Following her debut album release, Seasons Of My Soul – which sold half a million copies in the UK alone – Rumer has garnered significant critical acclaim. The Anglo-Pakistani singer and songwriter recently performed sell-out dates at The Royal Festival Hall, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Notting Hill’s Tabernacle and The Bloomsbury Theatre, with her this year winning the Best Alternative Act as nominated by UK Asian Music.

Soul UK

Rumer

‘Profound, intense and penetrating... the new voice of pop’ Mojo, Album Of The Month  ‘Startling...these are songs of yearning and loss’ Q  Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult

Beverley Knight

UK’s Queen of Soul Beverley Knight performs from her forthcoming album, Soul UK, paying respect to her Soul music forebears. Taking songs from a range of iconic artists – Soul II Soul and Loose Ends, Jamiroquai and George Michael – this concert includes some 'hidden' British Soul gems from the 80's and 90's with Princess’ Say I’m Your Number One, and Lewis Taylor’s Damn. The concert sees Beverley playing a mixture of tracks from Soul UK along with classics from her hitladen back catalogue. Tickets £25– £19.50

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The RAF in Concert

Sunday 20 November 8pm

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Saturday 19 November 7.30pm


Photo by Hanya Chlala

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Thursday 24 November 7.30pm

The Hallé

Conductor Cristian Mandeal Organ Jonathan Scott Be prepared to have your spine truly tingled as the Hallé performs this orchestral spectacular which opens with Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and then pulls out all the stops for Joseph Jongen’s Symphonie Concertante for Organ and Orchestra. Fauré’s Pavane provides a lovely interlude before the grand finale, Respighi’s Pines of Rome. This cinematic showpiece paints the historic city in blazing Mediterranean colours, from the boisterous children in the Villa Borghese to the Roman legions’ triumphant entry into the Capitol. Tickets £32 – £10 34

Sunday 27 November 11am

Sunday Piano Series Piano Alexander Romanovsky

Russian pianist Alexander Romanovsky is one of today’s most exciting rising stars and this concert offers a chance to hear his artistry in a programme of contrasts, beginning with the last and greatest of Haydn’s Piano Sonatas, No.52. The emotional depth and technical challenges of Brahms’s Variations on a Theme of Paganini makes a rewarding centrepiece whilst Rachmaninov’s Piano Sonata No.1, written in 1908, offers a powerful finale, ambitious in its breadth and richly expressive. Tickets £10 including tea/coffee and cake

Wednesday 30 November 8pm

The Vagina Monologues

Eve Ensler’s hilarious Broadway and West End smash-hit is back, featuring a new all-star cast including Tiana Benjamin (Eastenders), Louisa Lytton (Eastenders, The Bill) and Wendi Peters (Coronation Street, Celebrity Masterchef). This hilariously witty and moving collection of stories is an unmissable show for every generation – bring your mum, your best friend, your sister or even your gran – this is the ultimate girls night out… trust us! ‘Sex has never been funnier or more poignant’ New York Times ‘Laugh out loud funny’ The Independent ‘Fresh and funny’ Daily Mail

Tickets £19.50

Save Money

Early Bird Discount All tickets £15 if purchased before 31 August Groups (10+) One free ticket per 10 tickets purchased


SPECIAL EVENT Sunday 4 December 7.30pm

The John Wilson Orchestra Hooray for Hollywood!

Tickets £26.50 – £22

A West End Christmas Show-stopping numbers from the greatest West End and Broadway musicals including Love Never Dies, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Chicago, My Fair Lady, Cats, Wicked and many many more. With glittering soloists from London’s West End, accompanied by a live band, come and join us for A West End Christmas. Tickets £25 – £16

Friday 2 December 8pm

Chris Addison

Tickets £42 – £17 Tuesday 28 February 2012 7.30pm

Kenny Ball, Chris Barber and Acker Bilk

A rare opportunity to see three legends of British jazz – Kenny Ball, Chris Barber and Acker Bilk – with their bands Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen, The Big Chris Barber Band and Acker Bilk and His Paramount Jazz Band in one great concert.

Lord of the Dance

– created by Michael Flatley Since its world premiere, Lord of the Dance has become the most talked about, the most written about and the most acclaimed show in musical history. It has gone on to receive unparalleled accolades and has broken theatrical records everywhere. With more than 150,000 taps per performance, the Irish dance spectacular promises to wow audiences yet again with its breathtaking footwork and dazzling music. Tickets £35.50 – £25

Tickets £26.50 – £21.50

Tickets £20

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Sixties Gold

Thursday 15 December 7.30pm

Tuesday 10 – Thursday 12 January 2012

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Thursday 1 December 7.30pm

We are thrilled to welcome John Wilson and his orchestra back to perform 'Hooray for Hollywood', a celebration of the Golden Age of big screen soundtracks - from the dawn of the talkies and the birth of the movie musical through to the 1960s.


Photo by Alan Fletcher

Participants from our Summer 2011 Over 55s Dance Course

Education & Community

Our pilot Over 55s Dance Course beginning in May was a huge success. We are now looking to expand it for Autumn 2011. For more information about all our work please visit the website www.trch.co.uk or follow us on Facebook at ‘Royal Education’

Or alternatively, contact: David Longford, Education Manager 0115 989 5531 david.longford@nottinghamcity.gov.uk Caroline Pope, Education Officer 0845 872 0738 caroline.pope@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

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Ezekial Bone’s Magic Lantern Backstage Tours as featured in The Guardian’s Secret Britain Guide Cost: £5.50 from box office

Northern Ballet – Cleopatra Thursday 29 September, 10.45am – 12.15pm

Ballet Revealed

A talk followed by the opportunity to watch the dancers doing their daily class.

Saturdays at 10.30am – 17 Sept, 8 Oct, 29 Oct, 19 Nov and 17 Dec Cost: £5.50 from box office

Suitable for all ages, Ezekial Bone’s Magic Lantern Backstage Tour gives you the chance to explore behindthe-scenes at the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall. ‘It’s easy to read about Nottingham’s theatre history, but you can’t beat hearing it told by a great storyteller like Ezekial Bone… an inspired tour guide’ Nottingham Evening Post, January 2011 www.bonecorporation.co.uk

Thursday 29 September

(immediately following matinee performance)

Creating Cleopatra FREE

Meet the Northern Ballet technical team as they demonstrate how the set, lighting and sound come together to create the production.

Key Stage 2 Egyptian Workshops

Dance and drama sessions at the Theatre Royal during which time students will become fully involved in preparations for the sealing of an Ancient Egyptian tomb. See website for details.

Storytelling Workshop and Masterclass with Hugh Lupton

Saturday 24 September, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Len Maynard Suite Cost £25 (refreshments included) As part of our ongoing storytelling work, we are delighted to host this advanced storytelling workshop with Hugh Lupton, one of the most prominent figures currently working in the English storytelling tradition. www.hughlupton.com Please note that this workshop is suitable only for those with storytelling experience.


Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 October, 10am – 4pm Royal Concert Hall foyer Cost £8 per day

Cath Connolly – puppeteer extraordinaire plus founder, proprietor and ring-mistress of The Marvellous Mouse Circus – presents this fun day-long workshop in which children will create their very own mini-theatres and present their puppet shows at the end of each day. Book through our Box Office.

Haunting Tales 2 –

Ghost Stories for Halloween

Monday 31 October 7.15pm Dress Circle Foyer Cost £5

Following last autumn’s sell-out night of ghost stories, the Theatre Royal’s resident company of storytellers returns this Halloween with another concoction of ghoulish tales and spine-chillers. Suitable for 13+

Journey’s End

Wednesday 16 November 11am – 1pm Theatre Royal Stage Cost £2 A two hour session exploring the play and key scenes with some cast involvement. Post Show Discussion Thursday 17 November

The Legally Blonde ‘Bombshell Package’

Saturday 26 November from 4.30pm, Royal Concert Hall

Cost £60 includes Saturday night ticket, a fun dance session, two course meal and free glass of sparkling wine in the Theatre Royal Restaurant. Calling all you blondes, brunettes and red heads, it’s time to practise your ‘bend and snap!’ A fun and light-hearted dance session – no experience necessary – designed to get you into the mood for Legally Blonde. This package is strictly for 18 years +

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Education & Community

Create your own Mini-Theatre – A Half Term Workshop for Children aged 8 – 12


How to book your tickets Online

General Information

Please visit www.trch.co.uk

Please note – all payments by credit and debit card will be subject to a booking fee. This includes sales made by telephone, internet or in person. Payments by cash, cheque or voucher are not subject to a booking fee.

In Person

Box Office open Monday to Saturday 9am – 8.30pm

Our friendly staff look forward to assisting you with ticket purchases, accessing information, and answering Please note that all concessions and discounts are subject to availability, and cannot be applied your queries. The Box Office is situated in the Royal retrospectively. Concert Hall foyer on South Sherwood Street.

By Phone

All cards accepted except for Electron, Solo and AMEX. Tickets are non-refundable except in the event of show cancellation. Tickets can be posted 2nd class for a charge of 50p. Concessions available on certain shows and performances (see specific show pages for details).

0115 989 5555 Monday – Saturday 9am  – 8.30pm

Groups

0115 989 5555

Box Office Information

Schools

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08458 720 738 Monday – Friday 9am  – 5pm

Textphone 0115 989 5601

By Fax

Why Nott?

0115 950 3476

Off-site visit & transport solutions for schools & community groups

By Post

Make cheques payable to ‘The Royal Centre’

Need a bus for your visit to the Theatre Royal or Royal Concert Hall?

Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Box Office, Theatre Square, Nottingham NG1 5ND

Why Nott? Transport offers affordable, high-quality transport solutions from reputable, risk-assessed providers.

Visit our website at www.trch.co.uk and click on our ‘Join our E-Mailing List’ to receive regular e-updates on venue news, events, offers and on-sales

If you want to take advantage of these excellent rates then visit

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Leave your car at home and use the bus or tram to get to the Theatre Royal or Concert Hall with a £1 return Royal Ticket. Royal Tickets are valid on all Nottingham City Transport buses within the Greater Nottingham City area* and from all tram stops from Hucknall and Phoenix Park, to Station Street and back again. Your ticket is valid until the last bus or tram at midnight, so there’s plenty of time for a drink in our Green Room Bar after the show. So add a Royal Ticket when you next buy your tickets by phone or in person at our Box Office, and don’t worry if you forget as you can always call us later and add one to your booking. Unfortunately there is currently no facility to buy Royal Tickets online, so give us a call on 0115 989 5555 if you’d like to add one to your booking. Further details on routes and times available at www.nctx.co.uk/trch *Valid on the ‘100’ up to Carlton Willows School and ‘The One’ and ‘Skylink’ up to Clifton Pastures only. Ticket not available online.


Access Information We strive to make our buildings and services accessible to all. For a more comprehensive guide to our access facilities, please contact the Access Officer on 0115 989 5609 or e-mail enquiry@royalcentre-nottingham. co.uk  For full online details visit www.trch.co.uk and select the Access Overview page. Our Season brochures are available in Braille, Large Print, Audio CD and ‘word’ format. A ‘word’ and ‘pdf’ format are also available on our website A 50% discount is offered on seats in the Stalls to customers with disabilities on most performances. Discounts are subject to status and availability.

We are proud to be a part of Scene and Sound. Please visit the website for more information www.sceneandsound.co.uk

 Audio Described

Physical Access Wheelchair spaces are located in the Stalls of both the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall. If it is desired, or necessary, patrons may advise us of type of impairment and the size of the wheelchair (if applicable). Scooters and larger size wheelchairs may require an allocation of two ‘standard’ size wheelchair spaces. Please discuss your requirements when booking. As part of the ongoing refurbishment works, two additional wheelchair spaces and a disabled toilet have been created on Tier 1 of the Royal Concert Hall. There is a lift in the Royal Concert Hall that services all levels. Currently we have no lift facility in the Theatre Royal.

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Patrons

Both venues have a Sennheiser Infrared Transmission system. Please visit the Access section of our website for further information. During our season we offer British Sign Language or Captioned performances. Details are listed opposite.

Blind & Partially Sighted Patrons Assistance dogs are welcome in both venues or can be looked after by our staff. During our season we offer Audio Described performances. Details are listed opposite. Touch Tours usually take place prior to audio described performances. Please contact Access Officer for further information.

For accessibility information Please call: 0115 989 5609 or alternatively visit the Access Section on our website.

Northern Ballet, Cleopatra Saturday 1 October 2.30pm Touch Tour and Workshop 10.30am – 1pm The Madness of George III Saturday 8 October 2.30pm Touch Tour – TBC Opera North – Madama Butterfly Saturday 5 November 7.30pm. Touch Tour 6.15pm Journey’s End Saturday 19 November 2.30pm Touch Tour – 1pm Legally Blonde Saturday 3 December 2.30pm Touch Tour time TBC Sleeping Beauty Saturday 7 January 2.30pm & Friday 13 January 7.15pm

Sign Language Interpreted

End of the Rainbow Friday 16 September 7.30pm Interpreter – Karen Sly Opera North – Madama Butterfly Wednesday 2 November 7.30pm. Interpreter – Wendy Ebsworth MBE Legally Blonde Thursday 24 November 7.30pm Interpreter – Donna Ruane Sleeping Beauty Thursday 15 & Sunday 18 December 1.30pm, Friday 13 January 7.15pm

Captioned

Dreamboats and Petticoats Saturday 22 October 2.30pm Journey’s End Saturday 19 November 2.30pm Legally Blonde Saturday 3 December 2.30pm Sleeping Beauty Sunday 8 January 1.30pm

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

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Access Guide

for the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall

Access Performances


Support your Theatre and Save Money! Join us as a Royal Friend and enjoy a whole host of unique benefits. Becoming a Royal Friend is the best way of saving money whilst enjoying a range of quality productions. Avoid paying booking fees, and even if used only a couple times a year you’ll recoup the cost of the membership.

Royal Friends Memberships

With Bronze Memberships starting at just £20 – but with the option to upgrade to a Silver or Gold Membership – this scheme offers an ideal gift for an arts-loving friend or family member whatever the occasion. Bronze Membership

Silver Membership

from £20 – £50

£65 per year

Gold Membership £125 per year

Royal Friends Bronze benefits include

(For up to 2 people / or 4 people for Family Memberships per production)

• Substantial savings on tickets • No booking fee on tickets • Priority Brochure Mailing • Regular E-Updates – Find out first about venue news and what’s booking in • Free Tour Passes – Explore the usually hidden areas of our two venues • Meet the Cast – An exclusive opportunity to rub shoulders with the stars

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What some of our members say “Being a Friend is a great opportunity to meet the ‘stars’ and benefit from the ticket discounts. As a fan of live entertainment and having attended 1100+ shows since 1998, I have even sponsored a seat at the Theatre Royal” Mr M Tansley – Royal Friends Bronze Member – Name a Seat patron “I believe there is no better way to encourage young theatre goers to go to the theatre other than the membership. It is wonderful value for money that enables me to keep fuelling my passion for the theatre and being able to share it with others” Mr R Levy – Royal Friends Gold Member (age 15) “I enjoy the benefits of the Gold membership as I like to come to the pantomime press launch as well as the opening night of the pantomime. The free programme and ice cream vouchers are an added bonus” Ms C Richardson – Royal Friends Gold Member

Contact Information For information about the unique benefits of these packages, please visit our website. For Gift Memberships contact Claire Brown on 08458 720 713 or e-mail claire.brown@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

To join or renew your current Royal Friends membership, please contact the box office on 0115 989 5555


Celebration Packages Make any occasion extra special by booking an exclusive Celebration Package for a performance in either the Theatre Royal or Royal Concert Hall. It is all hassle free, with everything organised for you. Packages can include: two tickets, interval drinks, three course meal with wine or Champagne, a bouquet of flowers, box of luxury chocolates, programme for the show and a host for either part or all of the evening.

The Green Room cafe bar, located on the ground floor of the Theatre Royal, is the ideal place to come for refreshments pre show, at the interval or post show. We also offer a range of pre performance light meals.

The Restaurant is located on the Dress Circle level of the Theatre Royal and is open for most matinees and evening performances for Theatre and Concert Hall shows.

Matinee: 12 noon – 11pm (business dependant) Evening: 5pm – 11pm

Two hours before performance – usually 12 noon for matinees and 5.30pm for evening performances.

Opening times

For more information please visit www.trch.co.uk or contact Helen Wybrew on 0115 989 5501

Conferencing and Banqueting We also provide Banqueting facilities for a variety of functions; from bespoke celebrations to large-scale conferences for up to 2,500 delegates.

Opening times

For further information, or to book a table, call 0115 989 5569 or e-mail nottinghamroyal@kudosknowhow.co.uk

For information on Conferencing and Banqueting please contact Kate Collins on 0115 989 5530 or e-mail kate.collins@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

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The Restaurant, Celebration Packages and Conferencing

Food glorious food


Business Opportunities

Let your business take centre stage by forming a Royal Partnership with the East Midlands finest entertainment venue. With 500 show nights per year we have something to suit every taste to give your guests an unforgettable night out in a relaxed environment. We can also help you reach new customers with direct access to our audience of up to 22,000 patrons each week.

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Hospitality

Sponsorship

We can create a package for any show, whether you are looking to entertain an intimate gathering of key clients or to reward a large party of your valued staff and their families.

Corporate support plays a vital role in enabling us to maintain our position as the finest venue in the East Midlands. Sponsorship opportunities include:

Take your pick from champagne and canapé receptions, a three course meal in our restaurant with homemade dishes from our seasonal menu, tailor-made buffets or simply interval ice creams.

Marketing Generate brand and product awareness by speaking directly to our audiences. Opportunities include programme advertisements, direct mail, e-marketing, leafleting, product placement/ promotion and outdoor screen advertising.

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• The whole season • A specific production • A specific performance within a run • An education programme • The Nottingham Classics season • Part of the building • Association through in-kind support

Royal Partnerships is our established and successful business scheme. We will create a bespoke partnership just for you, to meet your precise requirements and budget, with packages starting at £1,000. There will be one point of contact, an exclusive booking line, added bonuses such as ticket discounts for your staff, show programmes, access to our hospitality rooms and a dedicated host to ensure your event runs perfectly.


“ It’s a fantastic package which has generated more comments and sales for us than any other sponsorship” Hillside Medical Supplies “ Our theatre packages are immensely popular and the staff are extremely professional and helpful – nothing is too much trouble for them. We have no hesitation in recommending a Royal Partnership” Hart's Hotel and Restaurant “ Excellent value for money for corporate entertaining and the events always impress our clients. We have no hesitation in recommending a Royal Partnership” Barclays Commercial

“ Membership allows us to contribute to the arts in Nottinghamshire as well as providing great marketing opportunities, allowing us to entertain our key clients and have an enjoyable social event” North Midland Construction

We are proud to work with all our Royal Partners – Diamond Royal Partners:

“ The partnership is very important to us as we share the same belief – to make Nottingham THE destination within the East Midlands where people choose to spend their leisure time – long may this association continue!” Victoria Centre, Nottingham “ Our partnership means that we have been able to offer rewards to major clients and showcase Nottingham to key clients. Our relationship is great, the service is fantastic and they are always on hand to help. It has certainly been worthwhile for us" Crowne Plaza Hotel “ We have been a partner for many years and see this key strategic relationship as invaluable in the development of our business” Capital FM “ We are proud to be partners – it gives us a chance to prove that we provide a similar level of excellence” French Living Restaurant

Emerald Royal Partners: T albot Street Car Park, French Living Restaurant

For further information please contact Helen Battersby on 0115 989 5505 or email helen.battersby@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

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Business Opportunities

“ This key and valuable strategic partnership offers excellent opportunities for corporate entertaining, fantastic brand awareness and unique ways of promoting our business to their audiences.” Nelsons Solicitors


For a full city centre map featuring all five zones visit our website at www.trch.co.uk and go to ‘How to find us’. Bus

Nottingham is well served by many fast and frequent buses which stop close to the theatre and concert hall. For bus times call Nottingham City Transport on 0115 950 6070, Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.triptimes.co.uk

Tram

The tram stops directly outside the theatre and runs every 10 minutes until midnight. Visit www.thetram.net or call 0115 942 7777 for full details of the tram route.

new! £1 travel tickets

How To Find Us

Leave your car at home and use the bus or tram to get to the theatre. Buy a £1 travel ticket redeemable at all tram stops and on all Nottingham City bus routes. See page 38 inside for further information.

Rail

Nottingham Station is a 15 minute walk from the venue or a short taxi/tram ride. Call 0845 748 4950 or www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times and fares.

Car

Follow signs for the city centre and the ‘Royal Zone’. There are several car parks within a 5 minute walk including Talbot Street, Trinity Square and The Crowne Plaza Hotel Car Park. See map for further details. This map is reproduced from Ordnance Survey material with the permission of Ordnance Survey on behalf of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office © Crown copyright. Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings. 100019317 2010

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