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Swallows and Amazons

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December 2011 – February 2012


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WINNER! BEST NEW MUSICAL

2011 OLIVIER AWARDS Tuesday 22 November – Saturday 3 December

Legally Blonde

Starring Claire Sweeney as Paulette, West End star Dave Willetts as Professor Callaghan, Neil Toon (Hollyoaks) as Warner, and introducing Faye Brookes as Elle. The international awardwinning hit Legally Blonde The Musical is coming to Nottingham. Winner of 7 major awards including Best Musical 2011 (Olivier Awards) this allsinging, all-dancing romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got!

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Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 November

Journey’s End Directed by David Grindley

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.

Directed by Tony and Olivier Award winning Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray), Legally Blonde The Musical is the funniest and most fabulous musical around. The best show in town, case closed.

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.   ‘Searing

The Times

drama. Unforgettable’

  ‘Sublime’

Independent

A donation for each ticket sold will be made to the poppy appeal supporting The Royal British Legion.

Tickets £26 – £12

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Audio Described & Captioned performance

Tickets £42.50 – £19

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

‘Hysterically Funny!' BBC Radio 1

TICKETS SELLING FAST Don’t miss out... book now!

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


Nottingham flies the Purple Flag

Nottingham has been praised for being one of the best places in the country for a great night out.

With our new improved online booking service you can now take control of your own ticket purchasing process:

The city has been successful in retaining its Purple Flag Status, which means our night time cultural and leisure offering, as well as efforts to continually improve cleanliness and safety, have all been highly rated.

• Book online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year for both the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall and you’ll never have to wait in a queue for a ticket again • Select your own seats using the options to choose which level and individual seat(s) you wish to sit in

The success is down to a collaborative effort between We Are Nottingham Leisure, Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire Police and Nottingham Businesses Against Crime, as well as other city centre partners.

• Check the view on to the stage from the specific area that you wish to purchase seats in • Find a full and comprehensive list of shows and events and their ticket availability for both venues • Online sales have doubled since the introduction of the new system • Purchase or renew a Royal Friends membership online and you could save money on specific Friends discounted performances straight away

Well done to all involved!

• Use the Frequently Asked Questions section to guide you through the process of booking online

Visit trch.co.uk and book your tickets today!

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New Online booking site is now LIVE!


Saturday 10 December 2011 – Sunday 15 January 2012

Sleeping Beauty

Book your tickets today for East Midlands’ biggest ever pantomime starring the comedian, television presenter, actor and all-round entertainer Joe Pasquale who – at one point in this show – will fly over the Theatre Royal auditorium ‘without wires’!

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Joe is joined by Ceri Dupree (Queen Passionella) – the most glamorous dame in the world – who has one of the most spectacular wardrobes of amazing costumes you will ever see, and Lucy Evans as Princess Beauty.

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It amazed audiences in the critically-acclaimed production of Aladdin last year, and now superb 3D special effects once again feature in this spectacular pantomime as brand-new 3D sequences – including an enchanted forest – have been created to take the Theatre Royal panto into yet another dimension! Sleeping Beauty at the Theatre Royal Nottingham – pantomime at its very best!

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.)

Mon 2 Tue 3 Wed 4 Thu 5 Fri 6 Sat 7 Sun 8

2.30 7.15 2.30 7.15 No Performances 1.30 7.15 1.30 7.15 2.3o AD 7.15 1.30 CP 6.00

Mon 9 Tue 10 Wed 11 Thu 12 Fri 13 Sat 14 Sun 15

No Performances 1.30 7.15 1.30 7.15 1.30 7.15 1.30 7.15 AD/SLIP 2.30 7.15 1.30 6.00

Stalls Dress Circle Upper Circle Balcony

£26.50 £26.50 £24.50 £18.50

£24.50 £22.50 £24.50 £22.50 £14.50

SAT 10 – SUN 18 DEC 2011 (EXCL. ALL SAT PERFS. EXCEPT OPENING SAT) & THU 5 – SUN 15 JAN 2012

Stalls Dress Circle Upper Circle Balcony

£23.50 £23.50 £21.50 £15.50

£21.50 £21.50 £19.50 £13

£19.50

Save Money Royal Friends Save £5 in the Stalls & Upper Circle and £2.50 in the Dress Circle for Thu 5 & Tue 10 Jan 7.15pm Further discounts available for Silver and Gold Royal Friends members Under 16s, Over 60s, Registered Unwaged, Disabled, Students Save £4 in the Stalls & £2.50 in the Upper Circle. Concessions do not apply to blue performances Groups (20+) Top price tickets (Stalls only) £20.50 for red performances School Parties (10+) All tickets £9.50 for red midweek matinee performances with one free teacher per 10 tickets purchased All tickets subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

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


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Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 January

Prices

WINNER OF 19 MAJOR AWARDS

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

An Inspector Calls

From Stephen Daldry, the Oscar nominated Director of The Reader, The Hours and Billy Elliot, comes the multi award-winning production of J.B. Priestley’s classic thriller, An Inspector Calls – direct from its fourth West End season.

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Hailed as the theatrical event of our generation, winning more awards than any other play in history, this landmark production from the National Theatre has thrilled audiences in the West End, on Broadway and throughout the world with its epic and wildly imaginative staging, raw emotion, evocative score, lashing rain and chilling suspense.

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‘Superbly tense. Breathtaking daring and faultless execution’ Daily Telegraph 2010

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‘VISUALLY ASTONISHING’ Daily Express 2010

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‘SPECTACULAR. If you haven’t seen it, you must. If you have, see it again’ Mail on Sunday 2010

WED & THU 2pm Stalls £20 Dress Circle £20 Upper Circle £18 Balcony £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

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Royal Friends Save £7.50 in the Stalls and Upper Circle for Tue 7.30pm Further discounts available for Silver and Gold Royal Friends members 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 in the Stalls & £2 in the Upper Circle for Tue – Fri 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm Groups (10+) Save 10% School Parties All tickets £10 for Wed & Thu 2pm, or £12 for Wed 7.30pm performances with one free teacher per 20 tickets purchased. Applies to the Stalls and Upper Circle areas only 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

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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 ‘Best New West End Musical’ 2010 Nomination, What’s On Stage ‘Honestly it was amazing’ Tracie Bennett

TUE – THU 7.30pm & SAT 2.30pm Stalls £29.50 £27 £24.50 Dress Circle £29.50 £27 Upper Circle £27 £24.50 Balcony £21 £15 WED 2pm Stalls £23 Dress Circle £23 Upper Circle £21 Balcony £16.50

£21 £21 £19 £14

£19

FRI & SAT 7.30pm Stalls £32 Dress Circle £32 Upper Circle £29.50 Balcony £21

£29.50 £29.50 £27 £16

£27

Save Money Royal Friends Save £7.50 in the Stalls and Upper Circle and £5 in the Dress Circle for Tue 7.30pm Further discounts available for Silver and Gold Royal Friends members Under 16s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £5 in the Stalls & £3.50 in the Upper Circle for Tue – Thu 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm Over 60s Save £3.50 in the Stalls & £2.50 in the Upper Circle for Tue – Thu 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm Groups (10+) Save 10% Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) No concessions in the Balcony or for the Friday and Saturday 7.30pm performances Tickets are subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

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All the Fun of the Fair

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Tuesday 31 January – Saturday 4 February


Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 February The Children’s Touring Partnership in association with the National Theatre present the Bristol Old Vic production of

Russell Kane

Direct from the West End

A new musical play with book by Helen Edmundson and songs by Neil Hannon, based on the book by Arthur Ransome “Better drowned than duffers. If not duffers won’t drown.” 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.

Join Fosters Comedy Awardwinner 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.

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.

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‘A seriously good comedian’ The Times ‘Manscaping confirms his status as one of the most stimulating comedians around’ Dominic Maxwell, The Times ‘In a terrific show mainly about his love life, Russell Kane‘s routines about The X-Factor and first-class train travel contained some of the finest and funniest critical thinking about British public life’ Brian Logan, The Guardian

Tickets £17.50

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Original Photography by Des Willie

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Manscaping

Original Photography by Des Willie

Monday 6 February 8pm

Swallows and Amazons

This delightful and imaginative production is directed by Tom Morris who also codirected the international smash hit War Horse, is written by Helen Edmundson, writer of the National Theatre’s astonishing Coram Boy, with music by Neil Hannon aka The Divine Comedy. Swallows and Amazons forever!  ‘Inventive Swallow is a sailing sensation’ The Guardian ‘A triumph – a thing of beauty’ The Observer

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

Prices

TUE – FRI 7pm, SAT 2.30pm & 7pm Stalls £19 £17 £15 Dress Circle £19 £17 Upper Circle £17 £15 Balcony £13 £10 WED & THU 1.30pm £13.50, £10

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Royal Friends Save £5 for Tue 7pm Further discounts available for Silver and Gold Royal Friends members Under 16s All tickets £10 in the Stalls, Dress Circle & Upper Circle with each full price adult ticket purchased. Applies Tue – Fri 7pm and Sat 2.30pm & 7pm Over 60s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £3.50 in the Stalls & Dress Circle and £2.50 in the Upper Circle for Tue – Fri 7pm and Sat 2.30pm & 7pm Groups (10+) Save 10% Tue – Fri 7pm and Sat 2.30pm & 7pm with one free ticket per 20 tickets purchased School Parties (20+) All tickets £10 with one free teacher ticket per 20 tickets purchased. Applies Wed & Thu 1.30pm Family Ticket £48 for 4 (max. 2 adults) in the Stalls & Upper Circle for Tue – Fri 7pm Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) No concessions in the Balcony Tickets are subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability For more information about the show PLUS interactive games, Reviews, Behind the Scenes chat and a chance to test your wits cracking the semaphore message, scan the QR code here:

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The King’s Speech

By David Seidler Starring Charles Edwards as George VI

‘What’s the one essential thing a King must do? He must BELIEVE he is King’ When King Edward VIII abdicates for the love of Wallis Simpson, his terrified brother Bertie is thrust into the spotlight and crowned King George VI of England. In a time of national crisis a debilitating speech impediment leaves Bertie incapable of speaking for his country on the brink of World War II. In a room at 146 Harley Street his wife Elizabeth, (the future Queen Mother), has arranged for him to meet the maverick Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue. Breaking all royal protocol the King and his oddball therapist embark together on an unconventional journey to correct the King’s stammer and help him deliver the radio-address that will inspire his country in battle. See the world premiere of the original play which inspired the famous Oscar winning film. Directed by Adrian Noble, former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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 £21 Dress Circle £21 Upper Circle £19.50 Balcony £14.50

£19.50 £19.50 £18 £11

£18

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

£25 £25 £22.50 £15

£22.50

Save Money Royal Friends Save £7.50 for Mon 7.30pm Further discounts available for Silver and Gold Royal Friends members 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

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See the world premiere of David Seidler’s original play which inspired his Oscar winning film.

Prices

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Monday 13 – Saturday 18 February


Tuesday 21 – Saturday 25 February

Tuesday 21 February 7.30pm Friday 24 February 7.30pm

Wednesday 22 February 7pm T Saturday 25 February 7pm T

Thursday 23 February 7pm T

Madama Butterfly

Norma

Giulio Cesare

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.

New production

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Puccini

Handel

New production

Love burns fiercer than fire.

Love triumphant.

One of the greatest of Italian operas, Norma marks the climax of the bel canto repertoire, and in ‘Casta diva’, contains one of the most prized of all soprano arias which made legends of both Maria Callas and Joan Sutherland. Bellini’s long, sumptuous melodies, lush orchestration and Norma’s story of fierce passion, battle and sacrifice will move you to tears. Conductor: Oliver Von Dohnányi Director: Christopher Alden

Experience an opera with all the colour, drama, passion and epic sweep of a Hollywood blockbuster in this story of Cleopatra’s seduction of Julius Caesar. Murder, battles, plots and counter-plots ensue before Caesar and Cleopatra emerge finally triumphant in both love and war. Handel lavished some of his most exciting and seductive music on a score in which every number seems jewel-like in its perfection.

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

A co-production with Theater Chemnitz. In memory of Gertrude Pfaffinger and in homage to the great Maria Callas.

Supported by The Friends of Opera North

Sung in Italian with English titles

Sung in Italian with English titles

Sung in Italian with English titles

Lasts approximately 3 hours

Lasts approximately 3 hours

Conductor: Mikhail Tatarnikov Director: Tim Albery

Lasts approximately 2 hours 30 minutes 10

Bellini

Conductor: Robert Howarth Director: Tim Albery


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

Stalls Dress Circle Upper Circle Balcony

Len Maynard Suite Norma talks from 6pm, Giulio Cesare talk from 6pm

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£48 £58 £43 £25

£40 £52 £34 £15

£28.50 £43 £25

Under 18s / Registered Unwaged Save 50% (Tue – Fri excl. Balcony) 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 excl. Balcony) Students Stalls tickets £10 (full time students only – Tue – Fri excl. Balcony) 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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Tuesday 28 February – Saturday 3 March

Prices

Music and Lyrics presents Curve Theatre Leicester’s production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s

TUE – THU 7.30pm Stalls £32 Dress Circle £32 Upper Circle £29.50 Balcony £21

£29.50 £27 £29.50 £27 £15

WED 2pm Stalls £25 Dress Circle £25 Upper Circle £23 Balcony £18

£23 £23 £21 £14

The King and I

Starring Ramon Tikaram and Josefina Gabrielle

Rodgers & Hammerstein's

music by

Richard Rodgers Oscar Hammerstein

Book and Lyrics by

Photos by Johan Persson

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The heart-warming story of the British governess brought to the court of Siam to tutor the King’s many children is told using one of the most beautiful scores ever written, with sweeping melodies including The March of the Siamese Children, Shall We Dance, I Whistle a Happy Tune, Hello Young Lovers and the unforgettable Getting To Know You.

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Starring Ramon Tikaram (Bombay Dreams, and Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar) as the King of Siam, and Josefina Gabrielle as Anna whose musical successes include The Witches of Eastwick, Sweet Charity, and the lead in Oklahoma at the National Theatre. ‘A full-blown spectacle with classy West End production values and a considerable WOW factor’ The Guardian ‘Paul Kerryson’s lush, spectacular revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical is elegant, splendid and admirable’ The Times Music by Richard Rodgers Book and Lyric by Oscar Hammerstein Based on the novel entitled Anna and the King of Siam Original Orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett New Orchestrations by Julian Kelly Presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of R&H THEATRICALS of New York

Captioned performance – see page 39 for details

£21

FRI 7.30pm, SAT 2.30pm & 7.30pm Stalls £34.50 £32 £29.50 Dress Circle £34.50 £32 Upper Circle £32 £29.50 Balcony £22.50 £16

Save Money Royal Friends Save £7.50 in the Stalls & Upper Circle and £5 in the Dress Circle for Tue 7.30pm Further discounts available for Silver and Gold Royal Friends members Under 16s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £5 in the Stalls & £3.50 in the Upper Circle for Tue – Thu 7.30pm Over 60s Save £3.50 in the Stalls & £2.50 in the Upper Circle for Tue – Thu 7.30pm Family Ticket £90 for 4 tickets (max. 2 adults) in the Stalls and Upper Circle for Tue & Wed 7.30pm Groups (10+) Save 10% Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) No concessions in the Balcony or for Friday 7.30pm and Saturday 2.30pm & 7.30pm performances Tickets are subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability


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Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 March

Long Day’s Journey into Night

The Taming of the Shrew William Shakespeare

Starring David Suchet

‘A woman moved is like a fountain troubled’

Following his critically acclaimed performance in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons at the Apollo Theatre in 2010, David Suchet returns in Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece Long Day’s Journey into Night, one of the greatest American plays written in the 20th century. Set in 1912, the story is a compelling family drama between James Tyrone (David Suchet), Mary Tyrone (Laurie Metcalf) and their sons, Jamie and Edmund, during one fateful summer’s day.

Charismatic and brash Petruchio of Verona is seeking his fortune through his abilities to gain the hand in marriage of a rich woman, and he’ll do anything. Katharina and Bianca’s father, longing for his daughters to be married, is offering a generous dowry for his daughters’ hands, but not until Katharina is tamed and her wild and unruly ways put to bed. Will the flamboyant Petruchio succeed in taming Katharina to a submissive life of domesticity? Following the huge success of the 2009 visit of The Tempest, the Royal Shakespeare Company returns to Nottingham with Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, directed by Lucy Bailey.

Tickets £32.50 – £15

Tickets £29.50 – £12 Audio Decsribed and Captioned performances – see page 39 for details

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Monday 5 – Saturday 10 March

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Prices MON – THU 7.30pm & WED 2pm Stalls £39.50 £37 £33.50 Dress Circle £39.50 £37 Upper Circle £37 £33.50 Balcony £25 £19 FRI 7.30pm, SAT 2.30pm & 7.30pm Stalls £42.50 £40.50 £37.50 Dress Circle £42.50 £40.50 Upper Circle £40.50 £37.50 Balcony £27 £20

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Royal Friends Save £5 in the Stalls & Upper Circle for Tue 20 & Wed 21 March 7.30pm Further discounts available for Silver and Gold Royal Friends members Under 16s, Over 60s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £4 in the Stalls & £3 in the Upper Circle for Mon – Thu 7.30pm & Wed 2pm School Parties All tickets £20 in the Stalls & Upper Circle with one free teacher per 20 tickets purchased. Applies Mon – Wed 7.30pm & Wed 2pm

Tuesday 20 – Saturday 31 March

Sister Act

From producers Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment (Hairspray), the smash hit musical comedy Sister Act is coming to Nottingham!

When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be found – a convent! Disguised as a nun she makes the wrong impression on the strict Mother Superior. But when she transforms the choir into the most glorious musical act in town, 14

Deloris forms a lasting bond with her newfound friends… and the gang that's chasing her finds itself up against an unstoppable team of soulful sisters! Based on the movie of the same name, this fabulous, family-friendly, feel-good show is packed with songs inspired by Motown, Funk, Soul and Disco, which more than a million people saw in the West End. ‘A BIG, FAMILY-FRIENDLY MUSICAL!’ New York Observer

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

Groups (10+) Save 10% Groups (20+) Save 15% with one free ticket per 20 tickets purchased Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) No concessions in the Balcony or for the Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 2.30pm & 7.30pm performances All tickets subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability and quota controls


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STOMP

Following a sell-out week last autumn, the global phenomenon STOMP will be returning to Nottingham to celebrate an astonishing 20 years of bringing foot-stamping, finger-drumming, adrenalin-rushing joy to audiences across the world.

With a universal language of rhythm, theatre, comedy and dance, eight performers use everything from Zippo lighters and plastic bags to bin lids and even the kitchen sink to hammer out an explosively feel-good rhythm.

‘Pure stage magic, you’ll be dancing in your seats’ Sunday Telegraph

‘Exhilarating, entrancing, terrific’ The Independent

‘If you haven’t seen STOMP, go! If you have seen it, take someone who hasn’t and share the pleasure’ Boston Herald

Tickets £29 – £15

Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 April

Doctor in the House

with Robert Powell as Sir Lancelot Spratt

Do you need a prescription for laughter? Then here comes the cure as the classic British comedy, Doctor in the House, hits the stage.

Follow the inexperienced young medical student Simon Sparrow as he begins his five-year internship at St. Swithin’s Teaching Hospital. Continually running afoul of the irascible head surgeon Sir Lancelot Spratt, his social life is spiced up when Sparrow is taken under the wings of two student repeaters, Tony Grimsdyke and John Evans, with farcical consequences. Starring one of Britain’s best-loved funnymen, Joe Pasquale, and refereed by award-winning director Ian Talbot, Doctor in the House is comedy at its very best… the doctor will see you now! Further star casting to be announced soon. Tickets £26 – £12

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Monday 2 – Saturday 7 April


The Royal Exchange, The Hallé Orchestra and The Lowry present

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Photo by Bill Cooper

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NEW YORK TIMES

Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 May

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! Music by Tchaikovsky

This delicious theatrical feast has family-sized helpings of Matthew Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy. Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from a hilariously bleak Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland. Hailed by The Observer as ‘the undisputed king of dance theatre’, Matthew Bourne’s company New Adventures has produced some of the most successful dance productions of the last two decades including Swan Lake, The Car Man, Edward Scissorhands and last year’s sell-out hit, Cinderella. Tickets £37.50 – £14 16

Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 May

Wonderful Town

Music by Leonard Bernstein Connie Fisher, star of The Sound of Music, and winner of the BBC’s How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria comes to Nottingham in the multi awardwinning musical comedy, Wonderful Town. Connie plays aspiring writer Ruth Sherwood who arrives in New York City fresh from Ohio with her beautiful younger sister Eileen. Bursting with dreams of romance, riches and perhaps a free lunch at Walgreen’s deli, the indomitable pair meet an array of colourful characters in their search for success, causing chaos and delight at every turn. Wonderful Town recreates the bright lights of 1930s New York City with spectacular sets, dazzling choreography and the rich sound of Bernstein’s magnificent music. Tickets £39.50 – £15


Saturday 10 December 11am, 1.30pm & 3pm

Magical Musical Adventures for Children under 6 The Beanbag Proms have been a huge hit with families, and from this Spring we’re giving you the chance to enjoy more music of all shapes and sizes in our new Beanbag Music Club. Beanie Bear is back to present these fun-packed concerts for children aged 2 – 6. Take your seat on the hill of beanbags to get to know a host of different musical instruments, hear exciting sounds from around the world and have heaps of fun joining in with the singing and dancing. And after each show there’s the chance to meet the musicians and find our more about the instruments that have been used in the performances. The Beanbag Proms take place in the Level 2 foyer of the Royal Concert Hall, and are are an informal, friendly and intimate show experience for the Under 6s. Availability for each performance is limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Join Alastair Malloy and his friends from sinfonia ViVA for some tinsel-wrapped tunes and festive fun with all the instruments of the orchestra.

Saturday 21 January 11am, 1.30pm & 3pm

Sheepish Grin

Get ready to jig, reel and polka with feisty folk musicians, Richard and John, as they weave wonderful tales around Nottingham’s traditional plough play, complete with crazy clothes and larger-than-life characters.

Saturday 18 February 11am, 1.30pm & 3pm

Triple Bop

Take a clarinet, vibraphone and double bass, put them together and get ready to swing! Jack Ross leads this lively jazz gig for kids that bops along with some cool songs and great stories. Tickets £6.50 Book for all three concerts £18

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Beanbag Music Club

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Now MONTHLY!

The Beanbag Prom – Sparkle, Jingle, Cheer!


Marin Alsop © Grant Leighton

International Concert Series

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Highlights in 2012:

Nigel Kennedy Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Stephen Hough London Philharmonic Orchestra The Hallé Tasmin Little BBC Philharmonic Berlin Symphony Orchestra Tickets from £10

Sunday Morning Piano Series

Enjoy great music performed by exciting rising stars in a friendly, informal ambience and chat with the performers over coffee and cake after the performance. www.trch.co.uk/piano Sponsored by

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Live at Lunch

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Wednesday 16 November 8pm

James Rhodes

‘Arguably the most technically accomplished male pop singer... the very definition of a complete and total entertainer’ New York Times Tickets £32.50 – £28.50 Royal Friends discount available for this performance

Plus Support

Winner of this year’s Popstar to Operastar, Joe McElderry’s ‘Classic Tour’ presents a snapshot of his career to date. Fans can expect a selection of songs from his albums, his X Factor, and Popstar to Operastar appearances plus a range of other timeless songs all performed in Joe’s inimitable style. Tickets £29.50 & £27

Tickets £18.50 Under 26s £14.50 James Rhodes concert taking place at The Forum on Burton Street

Sunday 27 November 11am

Sunday Piano Series Piano Alexander Romanovsky

Russian pianist Alexander Romanovsky performs a programme of contrasts in Haydn’s Piano Sonatas, No.52, Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Paganini and Rachmaninov’s Piano Sonata No.1. Tickets £10 including tea/coffee and cake

Sixties Gold

See Gerry and the Pacemakers (How Do You Do It, You’ll Never Walk Alone, Ferry Cross The Mersey), as well as The Searchers (Sweets For My Sweet, Needles and Pins) plus The Fortunes (You’ve Got Your Troubles, I’ve Got Mine, Freedom Come Freedom Go) and Chip Hawkes (Here Comes My Baby, Silence is Golden, Call Me Number One) for an exciting musical journey through the Sixties along with some of the great icons of the time. Tickets £26.50 – £22

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Double Grammy award-winner Jack Jones returns to the UK with his ‘Greatest Hits’ tour. Once described by Judy Garland as the best jazz singer in the world, Jack Jones is by many rated as one of the greats on a par with the likes of Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Vic Damone. Expect to hear classics The Love Boat, What I Did For Love and I am a Singer amongst many more.

Joe McElderry

Thursday 1 December 7.30pm

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

Jack Jones

Thursday 10 November 7.30pm

Photo by Hanya Chlala

Tuesday 1 November 7.30pm

Often described as the ‘Jamie Oliver’ of classical music, James Rhodes is a pianist with a rock-star attitude. Outrageous, charismatic and brilliant... this is a unique opportunity to catch a contemporary star of the international classical music scene.


Box Office: 0115 989 5555

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Friday 2 December 8pm

Chris Addison The Time is now, Again

Saturday 3 December 7pm

Messiah

Enjoy an evening of inspirational music with Handel’s magnificent oratorio, Messiah.

Fresh from The Thick of It, Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, and his sell-out 2010 tour, Chris Addison, the man who put the ‘Chris Addison’ into, ‘I see Chris Addison is touring again’, is touring again. Don’t miss top class stand-up from one of the classiest, toppiest stand-ups around.

Handel was the greatest composer of oratorios – and the best known oratorio ever- the well-loved Messiah. Celebrate his genius and this musical triumph with the Harmonic Choir under their exciting Music Director, Richard Laing.

‘Exquisite, super-smart solo show… gloriously funny’ Time Out

Tickets £18.50 – £10.50 Concessions available Accompanied children free

www.chrisaddison.com Tickets £20

Sunday 4 December 7.30pm LIMITED AVAILABILITY

The John Wilson Orchestra Hooray for Hollywood!

Featuring star soloists Kim Criswell, William Burden, Annalene Beechey and Matthew Ford 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. Tickets £42 – £17

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Monday 5 December 7.30pm

Only Men Aloud Christmas Show

After three acclaimed sell out UK tours, Only Men Aloud are back. The show will comprise a selection of festive Christmas repertoire, some new twists to familiar songs plus a mixture from both of their albums, and a few firm favourites. Tickets £32.50 – £19.50


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Brimming with history, the Theatre Royal is not only a city centre landmark but also one of the most beautiful theatres in Britain. Our exciting and diverse programme of topquality entertainment offers the very best touring drama, opera, ballet and contemporary dance alongside blockbuster West End musicals, comedy and pantomimes. Box Office: 0115 989 5555 www.trch.co.uk

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Sleeping Beauty from 10 December

December

Calendar of Events

Day

Time Page

Thu Fri Sat Sun

1 2 3 4

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

5 6 7 8 9 10 Sleeping Beauty 11 Sleeping Beauty

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

19 20 Sleeping Beauty 21 Sleeping Beauty 22 Sleeping Beauty 23 Sleeping Beauty 24 Sleeping Beauty 25

2.30pm & 7.15pm 2.30pm & 7.15pm 2.30pm & 7.15pm 2.30pm & 7.15pm 1.30pm & 5.30pm

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

26 27 28 29 30 31

2.30pm & 7.15pm 4&5 2.30pm & 7.15pm 2.30pm & 7.15pm 2.30pm & 7.15pm 2.30pm & 7.15pm 1.30pm & 5.30pm

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Legally Blonde Legally Blonde Legally Blonde

Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty

7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm

Day

2 & 7.30pm

2.30pm & 7.15pm 1.30pm & 6pm

4&5

1pm 25 1.30pm & 7.15pm 4&5 1.30pm & 7.15pm 1.30pm & 7.15pm 1.30pm & 7.15pm 2.30pm & 7.15pm 1.30pm & 6pm

Audio Described Performance /

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Dates Performances

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Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty

2.30pm & 7.15pm 2.30pm & 7.15pm

Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty

1.30pm & 7.15pm 1.30pm & 7.15pm 2.30pm  & 7.15pm & 6pm 1.30pm

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty

1.30pm & 7.15pm 4&5 1.30pm & 7.15pm 1.30pm & 7.15pm 1.30pm & 7.15pm 2.30pm & 7.15pm 1.30pm & 6pm

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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Maintenance Week Maintenance Week Maintenance Week Live at Lunch Maintenance Week Maintenance Week

An Inspector Calls An Inspector Calls An Inspector Calls An Inspector Calls An Inspector Calls

1pm

7.30pm 2pm & 7.30pm 2pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Mon 30 Tue 31 All the Fun of the Fair 7.30pm

Vocaleyes

The King and I from 28 February

February

January

Dates Performances

Live at Lunch Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty

All the Fun of the Fair from 31 January

Sign Language Interpreted Performance

4&5

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Dates Performances

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1 All the Fun of the Fair 2 All the Fun of the Fair 3 All the Fun of the Fair 4 All the Fun of the Fair 5

2pm & 7.30pm  7 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Russell Kane Swallows & Amazons Swallows & Amazons Swallows & Amazons Swallows & Amazons Swallows & Amazons

8pm 8 7pm 8 1.30pm & 7pm 1.30pm & 7pm 7pm &7pm 2.30pm

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

13 14 15 16 17 18 19

The King’s Speech The King’s Speech The King’s Speech The King’s Speech The King’s Speech The King’s Speech

7.30pm 9 7.30pm 2pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Opera North Opera North Live at Lunch Opera North Opera North Opera North

7.30pm 7pm 1pm 7pm 7.30pm 7pm

10&11

7.30pm

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Mon 27 Tue 28 The King and I 7

Captioned Performance

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December Day

Dates Performances

Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

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Sixties Gold Chris Addison Messiah John Wilson Orchestra

5 Only Men Aloud 6 7 8 sinfonia ViVA 9 10 The Bootleg Beatles 11 Grimethorpe Colliery Band 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

NCC Christmas Celebration Rolf Harris A West End Christmas Motown’s Greatest Hits Family Carol Concert Alfie Boe

19 20 21 Family Carol Concert 22 The Hallé 23 Cantamus 24 25

January Day Dates Performances

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7.30pm 8pm 7pm 7.30pm

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7.30pm

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7pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7pm 7.30pm

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7pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

26 27 28 29 30 31 New Year’s Eve Classical Gala

Chinese State Circus 30 & 31 January

7.30pm

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2 Johann Strauss Gala 3 4 5 6 7 One Direction 8

Mon 9 Tue 10 Wed 11 Thu 12 Fri 13 Sat 14 Sun 15

3pm

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Lord of the Dance Lord of the Dance Lord of the Dance

8pm 29 2.30pm & 8pm 8pm

Alessandro Taverna

11am

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7.30pm

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7.30pm 7.30pm

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Mon 16 Nigel Kennedy Tue 17 Wed 18 Thu 19 Paul Carrack Fri 20 The Hallé Sat 21 Sun 22

Mon 23 Tue 24 Wed 25 Thu 26 Fri 27 Sat 28 Nottingham Philharmonic 7pm Sun 29 Mon 30 Chinese State Circus Tue 31 Chinese State Circus

Katherine Jenkins 12 & 13 February

8pm 5pm & 8pm

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Dates Performances

Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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Poetry Live Belinda Carlisle The Circus of Horrors

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Anton and Erin 7.30pm 32 London Philharmonic 7.30pm 32 Katherine Jenkins

13 Katherine Jenkins 14 15 16 17 18 James Morrison 19

7.30pm 33

7.30pm 33

7.30pm 33

20 BBC Philharmonic 21 22 23 24 25 Happy and Glorious 26 Lara Melda

7.30pm 33

The Three B’s

7.30pm 34

Mon 27 Tue 28

7.30pm 33 11am 34

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Rolf Harris 14 December


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The Royal Concert Hall’s superb acoustics and modern architectural design continues to attract the world’s most renowned orchestras, soloists and conductors. Complementing the Hall’s programme of international classical concerts is the very best in rock, pop, world music, dance and stand-up comedy. ‘One of the finest acoustics in Europe’ Bryn Terfel Box Office: 0115 989 5555 www.trch.co.uk

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Conductor Nicholas Collon Piano Saleem Abboud Ashkar Rising star conductor Nicholas Collon makes his first appearance in Nottingham with sinfonia ViVA and a lively programme of three Romantic masters, beginning with Schumann’s spring-loaded Overture, Scherzo and Finale. Renowned Palestinian-Israeli pianist Saleem Abboud Ashkar is the soloist in Mendelssohn’s sprightly Second Piano Concerto, before Beethoven’s 4th Symphony ends the concert with punchy energy and some deft mood shifts between light and dark. Tickets £32 – £10

The Bootleg Beatles

Re-live the sights and sounds of the Sixties with the world’s premier Beatle band and their spectacular two hour multi-media stage production featuring all the classic Beatles hits.

Using film footage of the period and ‘with a little help from’ their regular brass and string ensemble, the show traces the history of the ‘Fab Four’ from Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through Sgt Pepper, to The Apple Rooftop in what has now become one of the ‘not to miss’ annual traditions of the season’s calendar. It’s not the Beatles, but you simply won’t believe it.

The real stars of the hit movie Brassed Off, the Grimethorpe Colliery Band are celebrating the 15th anniversary of this classic film. Having won almost every brass band accolade, these musicians have an acclaimed international reputation with numerous recordings to their credit. Enjoy the fabulous sound of this world famous brass band, performing hits from Brassed Off plus favourite classics in spectacular style! ‘A thoroughly entertaining show and a must for all music enthusiasts!’ The Guardian

Introducing Adam Hastings as John Lennon

‘Flawless’ Mojo

‘Sensational – performing your favourite classics in spectacular style!’ The Times

Tickets £25

Tickets £21 – £18

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

Live at Lunch

Monday 12 December 1pm Festive music from Nottingham Trent University Chamber Choir.

Thursday 19 January 1pm Jazz vocalist Jeanie Barton chases away the January blues. Thursday 23 February 1pm Classical oboe recital from Imogen Coe (oboe) and Jemima Palfreyman (piano). Doors open 12.30pm with refreshments available from the bar.

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sinfonia ViVA

Saturday 10 December 7.30pm

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

Thursday 8 December 7.30pm

Sunday 11 December 7.30pm


Photo by Gary Hope

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Thursday 15 December 7.30pm

A West End Christmas

Tuesday 13 December 7pm

Wednesday 14 December 7.30pm

Nottinghamshire County Council’s

Only date outside London

Christmas Celebration

An evening of festive music and carols with theatrical entertainment from more than 200 talented young people from across Nottinghamshire. Tickets £10 – £5 Concessions available Over 60s / Registered Unwaged / Students / Under 16s NOTE: On-sale Monday 14 November

Rolf Harris

“Can you tell what it is yet”? It’s... Rolf Harris LIVE!” The legendary Rolf Harris, artist, musician, singer, TV presenter and one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers makes a rare stage appearance. This is an opportunity to hear his classic songs with a live band and the biggest didgeridoo ever! Thrill again to Rolf’s hits Stairway to Heaven, Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport, Sun Arise, and Two Little Boys. There is nobody quite like the man who invented the wobble board, and there will be nothing quite like this show. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a live performance from an iconic performer.

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Tickets £35 & £30

Starring Leila Benn Harris, Jenna Lee James, Michael Xavier and Scott Davies. 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 16 December 7.30pm

Motown’s Greatest Hits How Sweet It Is

The ultimate celebration of the sweet sound of Motown is back. This stunning live show combines first class music with the slickest choreography and an amazing band to deliver the best Motown experience you will ever have. Over fifty golden years of Motown music are remembered and celebrated including songs from legendary artists The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson Five, and The Isley Brothers to name a few. Tickets £24 – £18


Conductor Richard Laing Organ John Morehen Bring the whole family to enjoy Christmas music at these everpopular, child-friendly concerts. The choir and band lead the audience in well-loved Christmas carols, while the choir provides more peaceful interludes with celestial carol settings, and the Thoresby Colliery Band adds sparkle in its solo items. Tickets £15.50 – £8.50 Concessions available

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Alfie Boe

‘Bring Him Home’, the showstopper from Les Misérables, was the first song tenor Alfie Boe ever performed on stage (at age 14). Little did he know then that one day he would be singing it to fans in a tour covering nine of Britain's finest concert halls.

Thursday 22 December 7.30pm

Friday 23 December 7.30pm

Conductor Stephen Bell Soprano Shona Lindsay

This concert will conclude a busy year for the main choir girls. At three concerts in Ireland they received standing ovations, and events in various parts of Britain included a London promotion, The Lotus and the Rose, which combined the cultures of East and West with Sri Lankan and Indian soloists.

The Hallé Christmas Celebrating Christmas with Concert Cantamus

Musical theatre leading lady Shona Lindsay brings some West End pizzazz to this year’s Christmas concert with The Hallé. The star of The Phantom of the Opera and Chicago will be treating us to These eagerly anticipated concerts some Broadway showstoppers as follow in the wake of a hugely well as some heart-warming successful album which has stormed festive numbers. Maestro the UK album charts, reaching No.9, Stephen Bell is your host for this sparkling programme which takes and going Gold within weeks. The title of the album… Bring Him Home. in seasonal favourites from Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev to Don’t miss this opportunity to George Gershwin and Leroy see Alfie Boe in the flesh for one Anderson. Just the thing to set you night only. up for the coming Christmas cheer! Tickets £35 – £20 Tickets £32 – £10

Cantamus’ variety of Christmas music is presented with some items featuring choreographed movements. Cantamus Girls Choir and Training Choir (Directors: Pamela Cook and Ann Irons) with Philip Robinson (accompanist) and Alistair Parnell (saxophone).

Tickets £20 – £12

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Family Carol Concerts

Sunday 18 December 7.30pm

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

Saturday 17 & Wednesday 21 December 7pm


Saturday 31 December 7.30pm

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sinfonia ViVA New Year’s Eve Classical Gala

Conductor Timothy Redmond Narrator Kenneth Alan Taylor Fairy tales abound as the programme includes Humperdinck’s Overture to Hansel and Gretel, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and Coates’ Three Bears Waltz. Lovers of Tchaikovsky can savour the beautiful Trepak and the elegant Dance of the Mirlitons from the Nutcracker Suite, plus the Waltz from Sleeping Beauty, and the Polonaise from Eugene Onegin. Add the fabulously catchy selection for orchestra from Bernstein’s West Side Story; tunes from Porter’s Kiss Me Kate, and three traditional Strauss foot-tappers One Thousand and One Nights, Carmen Quadrille and Fledermaus Overture, and you have the perfect recipe for a New Year’s Eve to remember. Tickets £31 – £10 28

Monday 2 January 3pm

Saturday 7 January 2pm & 7.30pm

An invitation to the Viennese Ball

Plus Special Guests

The acclaimed Johann Strauss Dancers and Orchestra – dressed in glorious costumes of the period – return with a new show for 2012, as the stage is set for the magic of their Viennese Ball.

Their debut single What Makes You Beautiful shot to No.1 on iTunes within 15 minutes of being released and achieved the biggest week 1 sales of 2011 selling 153,965 copies.

Johann Strauss Gala One Direction

With arias and songs performed by soprano Amy Freston, and directed from the violin by David Juritz, the programme includes Tritsch Tratsch Polka, The Blue Danube Waltz, Radetzky March, Die Fledermaus Overture, Wiener Blut, Voices of Spring, The Laughing Song, Thunder and Lightning Polka, Pizzicato Polka, and Perpetuum Mobile. Tickets £27.50 – £19.50

Don’t miss One Direction as they perform their first headline tour and songs from their debut album plus some of their favourite covers. Tickets £27.50 & £19.50 No unaccompanied Under 14s

Sunday 15 January 11am

Alessandro Taverna

Many of those who heard Alessandro Taverna in the 2009 Leeds International Piano Competition felt he should have won it. This upbeat recital gives you a chance to hear why, beginning with Beethoven’s Sonata No.13 and Chopin’s Fourth Scherzo, a fleet-offoot example of the composer at his elegant best. Two richly-coloured pieces by Scriabin and Messiaen express contrasting spiritual visions before Liszt’s Tarantelle di Bravura ends the concert with brilliant high spirits. Tickets £10 including tea/coffee and cake Sponsored by


Tuesday 10 – Thursday 12 January

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.

Prices TUE – THU 8pm Tickets £35.50 & £30.50 WED 2.30pm All tickets £25

Save Money Buy 4 top price tickets for any 8pm performance for £115 All tickets are subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

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With more than 150,000 taps per performance, this new production of the Irish dance spectacular promises to wow audiences yet again with its breathtaking footwork and dazzling music.

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Saturday 28 January 7pm

Monday 16 January 7.30pm

Thursday 19 January 7.30pm

Friday 20 January 7.30pm

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.

The former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike and the Mechanics returns to Nottingham.

Conductor Sir Mark Elder Piano Nelson Goerner

Nigel Kennedy

The programme includes Nigel’s latest interpretation of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons as well as his 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 30

Paul Carrack

With a back catalogue including hits How Long, Tempted and The Living Years, Paul Carrack’s soulful voice is known to millions around the world. Tickets £27.50

The Hallé

Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé are joined by Argentinean pianist Nelson Goerner for Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, the richly-coloured masterpiece at the heart of this atmospheric concert. It’s framed by a powerful psychodrama in Sibelius’s En Saga and Beethoven’s Symphony No.6, the ‘Pastoral’, one of the most glorious evocations of the countryside ever captured in music, from the lulling sounds of a brook to the famous central storm. Tickets £32 – £10

Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra Family Concert Best of British

Start 2012 with a bang by celebrating all things British in this, the year of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and the London 2012 Olympics. The varied programme takes in all the best of British from concert hall, stage and screen including Nimrod from Elgar’s Enigma Variations, excerpts from My Fair Lady, and themes from classic James Bond films and Doctor Who. The RAF is also well represented with 633 Squadron and The Dambusters, not forgetting the best of British rock music in Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. An evening of fantastic music for all the family guaranteed. Tickets £20 – £6 Family Tickets available


A Spectacular new show for 2012

Yin Yang

This extravaganza showcases the best in traditional Chinese acts from acrobats defying gravity through the ancient discipline Icarian Games; the Bicycle Act culminating with twelve performers on a single bike; the unpredictable foot juggling; the swinging poles; the sensational contortionist, and the dynamic hoop divers. Without narrative and accompanied by an atmospheric all-girl group of live musicians, the undisputed masters of physical theatre will have you enthralled with their fusion of precision acrobatics, martial arts and circus skills. Suitable for an audience of all ages. ‘A show of daunting athleticism’ The Observer ‘The most exhilarating circus it has been my privilege to see’ London Evening Standard

MON 8pm, TUE 5pm & 8pm Stalls £28 £24 Tier 1 £28 £24 Tier 2 £20 £15

£20

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Chinese State Circus™

Prices

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

Monday 30 & Tuesday 31 January

All tickets are subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

‘Never has such excitement been generated in a theatre... the whole audience hangs breathless!’ Manchester Evening News Due to the hazardous nature of these acts, the management reserve the right to alter the programme without notice.

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Thursday 9 February 7.30pm

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

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Friday 3 February 8pm

Saturday 4 February 7.30pm

Wednesday 8 February 7.30pm

Belinda Carlisle

The Circus of Horrors Anton and Erin

With worldwide hits including Heaven Is A Place On Earth, Circle In The Sand, Do You Feel Like I Feel, I Get Weak, World Without You, Leave A Light On, La Luna, We Want The Same Thing, and Summer Rain, don’t miss Belinda Carlisle live in concert for one night only.

Inspired by the evil ventriloquist movies Devil Doll and The Dead of Night, Doctor Haze returns with his newest show, Vampire Vaudeville. Set in 1920’s Berlin, witness hair hanging beauties, twisted contortionists, flying aerialists, demon dwarfs, gyrating jugglers, voodoo warriors, pickled people, and sword swallowers, as well as the latest and most sinister of stars, The Ventriloquist. Backed by devil driven rock ‘n’ roll from The Interceptors from Hell, don’t miss the most daring and bizarre circus act around.

Plus Support

Tickets £22.50

The Ventriloquist

‘Gruesomely good, like Rocky Horror on acid’ Amanda Holden

Tickets £27 – £12 Discounts available Recommended 16+

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Let’s Do It

Anton du Beke and Erin Boag return with a sensational new show. Britain’s favourite dance couple will be joined by singer Lance Ellington, guest dancers, and a live orchestra (conducted by Richard Balcombe) as they perform to the music of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Kander and Ebb, and Cole Porter. ‘Let’s Do It’ includes classics songs An American in Paris, Fascinating Rhythm, It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing), The Blue Danube Waltz, Don’t Rain on My Parade and Cavatina. Tickets £38 – £29

London Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor Marin Alsop Piano Stephen Hough

Passions run high in this concert from the world-renowned London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of the inspirational American conductor, Marin Alsop. Brahms’s Tragic Overture is a poignant opener, whilst the gripping drama of Dvo˘rák’s Seventh Symphony makes a thrilling finale. In between, Liszt’s Piano Concertos No.1 and No.2 are performed by acclaimed British pianist Stephen Hough. Winner of the Gramophone Award for the best recording of the past thirty years, he’s the perfect soloist for these two virtuosic showpieces. Tickets £32 – £10


Photo by Paul Farrel

Following her last sell out visit to the Royal Concert Hall, recordbreaking, multi-platinum selling mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins returns for two nights only. Her Daydream tour draws together music and songs from across classical, traditional, folk and easy pop, as well as seeing her perform songs from her last seven albums. Tickets £65 – £27.50

James Morrison

Back following his sold out 2009 concert, James Morrison performs songs from latest album, The Awakening, as well as from multi-million selling albums, Undiscovered and Songs for You, Truths for Me. With global hits including You Give Me Something, Wonderful World, The Pieces Don’t Fit Anymore and Broken Strings, this is an evening not to be missed.

Tickets £28.50

Monday 20 February 7.30pm

BBC Philharmonic

Conductor Vassily Sinaisky Violin Tasmin Little

Wagner’s Prelude to Act III of his opera Lohengrin is the dashing prelude to Max Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, a captivating homage to Celtic folk tunes and dances, here performed by popular English violinist, Tasmin Little. There’s no denying the confident energy and epic sweep of Elgar’s First Symphony, but there’s also room for some of the composer’s most delicate and poignant music. Vassily Sinaisky, a great Russian conductor with a passion for English music, conducts the BBC Philharmonic in this Edwardian masterpiece. Tickets £32 – £10

Happy and Glorious

60 Glorious Years in Music and Songs

Conductor Gavin Sutherland Guest Singers Rosemary Squires & James Graeme

To celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, former Royal Correspondent and broadcaster Jennie Bond will host an evening of much loved music from across Britain. Including Land of Hope and Glory, There’ll Always Be an England, White Cliffs of Dover, Men of Harlech, Calling all Workers, Life on the Ocean Wave, Danny Boy, Scotland the Brave and Jerusalem. Plus TV and radio favourites from Last of the Summer Wine, Dad’s Army, Coronation Street, Morecambe and Wise and The Archers. To round off the concert there will be a tribute to the Honours List with The Floral Dance, Summer Holiday, Any Dream Will Do, and Hey Jude. Tickets £29.50 – £19.50 33

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Katherine Jenkins

Saturday 18 February 7.30pm

London Concert Orchestra

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

Sunday 12 & Monday 13 February 7.30pm

Saturday 25 February 7.30pm


Friday 2 March 7.30pm

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

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Sunday 26 February 11am

Sunday Morning Piano Series Lara Melda

Lara Melda left one of the judges in tears on her way to winning BBC Young Musician of the year in 2010. Full of emotion, Lara performs a programme that’s both expressive and dramatic, beginning with Beethoven’s Sonata No.17. Debussy’s Reflets Dans L’Eau and Minstrels offer an atmospheric interlude before Chopin’s Etudes Op.25, Nos.1 and 11 and his moving 1st Ballade deliver an unforgettable finale. Tickets £10 including tea/coffee and cake Sponsored by

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Tuesday 28 February 7.30pm

The Three B’s

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. Tickets £26.50 – £21.50

Spaghetti Western Orchestra

Five brilliant comic maestros perform classic Ennio Morricone soundtracks from the iconic Sergio Leone movies The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, For A Few Dollars More, and Once Upon a Time in The West; recreating every punch up, gunshot, and jangling spur with hilarious effect!

‘Take five multi-talented, unashamedly theatrical Australians and let them loose on 100 instruments and you have some idea of Spaghetti Western Orchestra. A joyous celebration’ London Evening Standard Tickets £25 – £20 www.spaghettiwesternorchestra.com

Saturday 24 March 7pm

U.Dance East Midlands

U.Dance 2012 is the ultimate county and regional youth dance platform. Expect an energy-filled, explosive evening as the cream of the region’s young performers showcase their work. This annual sell-out event offers an insight into the wealth of dance and creativity here in Nottinghamshire, and provides young people an opportunity to perform in a spectacular venue. For the first time, there will be additional dance performances by younger children (aged 7 – 11). Don’t miss this event, perfect for the whole family. Tickets £7 & £5 Group tickets (contact info@dance4.co.uk or call 0115 941 0773)


Nederlands Dans Theater 2

With their winning combination of youthful exuberance and astonishing athleticism, Nederlands Dans Theater 2 has wowed audiences in this country for the past decade.

None of the dancers is older than 23, yet they fill the stage with feats of virtuoso dancing: jumping higher and spinning faster than seems possible. They use their young bodies in beautiful ways, expressing emotions and feelings way beyond their years and experience. This is a company which delights in pleasing its audience and this is clear in every movement they make (and every standing ovation they receive!). To find out more and to see past video of the company visit www.danceconsortium.com

FRI & SAT 7.30pm Stalls £22 Tier 1 £22 Tier2 £16

£20 £20 £12

£18

Save Money Royal Friends Save £7.50 on top price tickets in the Stalls & Tier 1 for Fri 7.30pm Further discounts available for Silver and Gold Royal Friends members Under 26s & Students All tickets in the Stalls £12 Over 60s, Registered Unwaged Save £5 on top price tickets in the Stalls and Tier 1 Groups (10+) Save 10% Groups (20+) Save 20% with one free ticket per 20 tickets purchased Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) No concessions in Tier 2 All tickets subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

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Dance Consortium presents

Prices

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Friday 30 & Saturday 31 March

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DIRECT FROM THE WEST END

‘IT’S ELECTRIFYING GO GO GO!’ Neil Sean, Sky News

Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 April

Grease

The No.1 Greatest Musical, GREASE, is back at the Royal Concert Hall Nottingham for just one week only! Dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and take a trip to a simpler time as ‘bad boy’ Danny and ‘the girl next door’ Sandy fall in love all over again.

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It’s the original High-School musical, featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and many more. So throw your mittens around your kittens and Hand Jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, ‘A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, A-wopbam-boom!’

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

‘IT’S ELECTRIFYING – GO, GO, GO!’ Neil Sean, Sky News ‘GREASE IS STILL THE WORD’ Sunday Telegraph ‘A FEEL-GOOD, PICK-ME-UP MUSICAL’ Sunday Express

Prices TUE – THU 7.30pm, FRI 8.30pm, SAT 5pm & 8.30pm Stalls £32.50 £30 £27.50 Tier 1 £32.50 £30 Tier 2 £20 £15 WED 2pm & FRI 5.30pm Stalls £28.50 £26 £23.50 Tier 1 £28.50 £26 Tier 2 £17.50 £12.50

Save Money Royal Friends Save £7.50 in the Stalls and Tier 1 for Tue 7.30pm Under 16s, Over 60s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £5 in the Stalls and Tier 1 for Tue – Thu 7.30pm, Wed 2pm & Fri 5.30pm Groups (10+) Save £5 in the Stalls and Tier 1 for Tue – Thu 7.30pm, Wed 2pm & Fri 5.30pm Groups (20+) Save £6 in the Stalls and Tier 1 for Tue – Thu 7.30pm, Wed 2pm & Fri 5.30pm with one free ticket per 20 tickets purchased Groups (50+) Save £7 in the Stalls and Tier 1 for Tue – Thu 7.30pm, Wed 2pm & Fri 5.30pm with two free tickets per 50 tickets purchased Family Ticket £88 for 4 (max. 2 adults) for Wed 2pm & Fri 5.30pm. Applies to the Stalls and Tier 1 only Customers with disabilities 50% discount No concessions in Tier 2 All tickets subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

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Cost: £5.50 from box office

Saturdays at 10.30am – 17 Dec, 7 Jan & 11 Feb

Suitable for all ages, Ezekial Bone’s Magic Lantern Backstage Tour gives you the chance to explore behind-the-scenes at the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall. www.bonecorporation.co.uk

Swallows and Amazons

Cost: £60 per course including refreshments

Wildcat Island in the Theatre Royal Foyer

55+ Spring Programme

Every Friday from 20 January – 23 March

(Note: no session 17 February)

Our exciting spring programme of arts courses at the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall exclusively for the over 55s.

Dance with Lauren Taylor (10.30am to noon) Creative Writing with Cathy Grindrod (10am – noon) Dance with Karla Henry (2pm – 3.30pm) Acting Shakespeare with Georgia Munnion (2pm – 3.30pm) For more information, visit our website or call 0115 989 5531

An Inspector Calls

Wednesday 25 January 11.30am – 12.30pm Page to Stage Workshop

on the Theatre Royal Stage Cost: £3 from box office

In the weeks running up to the production, artist Stephen Jon and local school children will be re-creating the world of Swallows and Amazons with our unique interactive installation in the Theatre Royal stalls foyer. Audiences seeing the show will be able to step onto our island to sail boats, capture pirates and much more.

Friday 10 February 5.45pm & Saturday 11 February 1.15pm

Tales of Adventure and Derring-Do Cost: £1 per child from Box Office

Join Gary and Emma from Little Gem on our Wildcat Island for these exciting and exclusive 45 minute storytelling sessions. Suitable for children aged 8+. Pirates welcome. Please note that this is a children only event. Parents… make yourself comfy in the bar and collect them afterwards.

Wednesday 8 February 11.30am – 12.30pm 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

Page to Stage Workshop

Cost: £1 from Box Office

Saturday 11 February

FREE Post Show Discussion (following matinee

performance)

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Education & Community

Photo by Alan Fletcher

Ezekial Bone’s Magic Lantern Backstage Tours


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

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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, online, 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. 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.

Journey’s End Saturday 19 November 2.30pm Legally Blonde Saturday 3 December 2.30pm Sleeping Beauty Saturday 7 January 2.30pm / Friday 13 January 7.15pm Swallows and Amazons Saturday 11 February 2.30pm RSC The Taming of the Shrew Saturday 17 March 2.30pm Sister Act Saturday 24 March 2.30pm

Sign Language Interpreted

Legally Blonde Thursday 24 November 7.30pm Interpreter – Donna Ruane (Theatresign) Sleeping Beauty Thursday 15 December 1.30pm, Sunday 18 December 1.30pm, Friday 13 January 7.15pm Interpreter – Sarah Gatford-Ball Swallows and Amazons Saturday 11 February 2.30pm Interpreter – Rebekah Mills-Strawson Sister Act Thursday 22 March 7.30pm Interpreter – Clare Edwards

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Journey’s End Saturday 19 November 2.30pm Legally Blonde Saturday 3 December 2.30pm Sleeping Beauty Sunday 8 January 1.30pm The King and I Saturday 3 March 2.30pm RSC The Taming of the Shrew Saturday 17 March 2.30pm Sister Act Saturday 31 March 2.30pm

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Access Guide

for the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall

Access Performances

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Support your Theatre and Concert Hall 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. Pay no booking fee on all your purchases in the Theatre Royal and now the Royal Concert Hall as well. Even if only used a couple of 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 – Look out for Royal Friends discounted performances within the brochure • No booking fee on all tickets purchased • Priority Brochure Mailing • Regular E-Updates – Find out 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 40

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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 or visit www.trch.co.uk


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

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.

Conferencing and Banqueting

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

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

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

Special offer

20% off post-show drinks at The Green Room Avoid the car park queues after the show and join us for a leisurely drink, or a coffee, before you head home.

Opening times

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

Pantomime menu now available

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

Avoid the hustle and bustle and dine in our restaurant with a special menu designed for the occasion.

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

Sapphire Royal Partners: M  AP Building & Civil Engineering Supplies

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

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

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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


Nottingham City Centre

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.

Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Theatre Square Nottingham NG1 5ND Managing Director Robert Sanderson

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Rail

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.

Taxi

Our preferred taxi partner is DG Cars. To book a taxi call 0115 9500 500, visit them on-line at www.dgcars.co.uk or call them for free from one of the phones in the Theatre Royal bar or Concert Hall foyer.

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How To Find Us

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

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.


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