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Season sponsored by

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Spamalot

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June – August 2010


Still time to catch...

The Global Phenomenon is Back!

Calendar Girls

by Tim Firth

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When Harry Met Sally Tickets £25 – £12

Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 May

The Woman in Black Tickets £25 – £11

Monday 10 – Wednesday 12 May

Stop Messing About Tickets £22 – £10

Photograph by John Swannell

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Monday 26 April – Saturday 1 May

Tickets £22 – £10

Tickets £25 – £12

Monday 24 – Saturday 29 May

Rocky Horror Show Tickets £32.50 – £12

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Following a sell out, record breaking week here last year, Calendar Girls has triumphed in the West End. Now it’s back for one week only starring Elizabeth Bennett, Anne Charleston, Gemma Craven, Letitia Dean, Charlie Dimmock, Sue Holderness, Hannah Waterman and Dean Gaffney as Lawrence the photographer.

Last time, Calendar Girls sold out before opening so don’t miss out and book today for the show the Mail on Sunday called “marvellous theatre, guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and come out singing Jerusalem!”

Jus’ Like That!

Hot Flush!

Calendar Girls

A group of ordinary women, all members of a Yorkshire WI do something extraordinary and spark a global phenomenon when they persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference!

Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 May

Monday 17 – Saturday 22 May

Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 June

Prices

TUE – THU 7.30pm & SAT 2.30pm Stalls £25 £23 £21 Dress Circle £25 £23 Upper Circle £23 £21 Balcony £16 £13 WED & THU 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 £22.50 £25 £22.50 £15

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Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) All tickets are subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

‘ A show I could see over and over again, and I hope I will’ Sir Cliff Richard ‘ Funny, funny, funny and a lorra laughs’ Cilla Black ‘ Lots of laughs and a few tears. This show should be on everyone’s calendar’ June Whitfield CBE

Audio Described / Captioned Performance – see page 31 for details

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Monday 7 – Saturday 12 June

Spamalot

And Now For Something Completely Different... Audiences around the world have been roaring with laughter since Monty Python’s Spamalot (by Eric Idle and John DuPrez) won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2005. Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and featuring a bevy (or possibly a brace) of beautiful show girls, witch burnings not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people.

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‘I felt I might actually die of laughter’ The Independent

‘A truly joyous and triumphant evening’ Daily Express Captioned Performance – see page 31 for details

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Including the hilarious songs He’s Not Dead Yet, Knights of the Round Table, Find Your Grail and of course the Nation’s Favourite Comedy Song (Reader’s Digest Poll 2009), Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, don’t miss your night with the Knights of the Round Table at the most infectiously funny musical of the millennium. *Recorded – couldn’t afford to cart this God-like comic round the country

WED 2pm Stalls £24 Dress Circle £24 Upper Circle £22 Balcony £18

£22 £22 £20 £14

FRI & SAT 7.30pm Stalls £37.50 Dress Circle £37.50 Upper Circle £35 Balcony £22

£35 £32.50 £35 £32.50 £16

£20

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

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MON – THU 7.30pm & SAT 2.30pm Stalls £35 £33 £31 Dress Circle £35 £33 Upper Circle £33 £31 Balcony £20 £15

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Prices

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Monday 14 – Saturday 19 June John Buchan’s

The 39 Steps

MON – THU 7.30pm & SAT 2.30pm Stalls £23 £21 £19 Dress Circle £23 £21 Upper Circle £21 £19 Balcony £15 £12

BEST COMEDY Laurence Olivier Awards 2007 2 Tony Awards 2008

WED 2pm Stalls £19 Dress Circle £19 Upper Circle £17 Balcony £13

£17 £17 £15 £11

£15

FRI & SAT 7.30pm Stalls £25 Dress Circle £25 Upper Circle £23 Balcony £17

£23 £23 £21 £13

£21

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Adapted by Patrick Barlow

Hitchcock meets hilarious! Direct from the West End, Broadway and 25 countries around the globe comes Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller, The 39 Steps, brilliantly and hilariously recreated as the smashhit, Olivier Award-Winning Best New Comedy. This blissfully funny show follows the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache, as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women. This wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy thriller features four fearless actors, playing 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action.

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Prices

See trailer at www.love39steps.com ‘ A joyous version of the Hitchcock classic’ Sunday Times ‘ Dizzyingly entertaining’ The Telegraph ‘ Uproariously jolly and splendidly inventive’ The Guardian

Save Money

Friends Discount Two for the price of one 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 School Parties All tickets £10 in the Stalls and Upper Circle for Tue 7.30pm and Wed 2pm, with one free teacher ticket per 20 tickets booked Groups (10+) Save 10% with one free ticket per 20 tickets booked Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) No concessions in the Balcony or for the Sat 7.30pm performance All tickets are subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

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by Alan Bennett

Monday 21 – Saturday 26 June Theatre Royal Bath Productions present the West Yorkshire Playhouse production of

The History Boys

By Alan Bennett Directed by Christopher Luscombe One of the great plays of the decade, The History Boys is set in a school in the North of England where a boisterous bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys are attempting to gain entrance to Oxford and Cambridge whilst fending off the distractions of sport and sex. In Alan Bennett’s much-loved play, staffroom battles and the anarchy of adolescence provide a rich vein of comedy.

‘One of the finest plays Alan Bennett has ever written’ Daily Telegraph       ‘Blissfully funny... in short, a superb, life-enhancing play.’

The Guardian

Prices

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

Friends Discount Two for the price of one for Mon 7.30pm

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

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

£19.50 £18 £19.50 £18 £11

Over 60s Save £3.50 in the Stalls & £2 in the Upper Circle for Mon – Fri 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm

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

£25 £22.50 £25 £22.50 £15

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

The History Boys opened in May 2004 at the National Theatre to rave reviews and a sell-out run and went on to become one of their biggest ever hits, winning no less than 30 major awards including both Olivier and Tony Awards for Best New Play. This will be the first major revival of the play since the original National Theatre production.

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THE HISTORY BOYS

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

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Tuesday 29 June – Saturday 3 July

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Tuesday 29 June 7.30pm Thursday 1 July 7.30pm

La Bohème Puccini

Set in 1950s Paris and directed by Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia!), La Bohème is a vivid portrayal of Parisian life, the excitement of falling in love and the desolation of loss. This is an opera high on emotion, so get the tissues ready – you’ll need them!

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Conductor: Tobias Ringborg Original Director: Phyllida Lloyd Revival Director: Peter Relton Sung in Italian with English titles Lasts approximately 2 hours 15 minutes

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Wednesday 30 June 7.30pm T Saturday 3 July 7.30pm T New production

Friday 2 July 7pm T

Mary Stuart

Rusalka

Mary Stuart is an opera that makes history. At its heart is a fictional clash between Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots in the lead up to Mary’s execution. It’s one of the most dramatic and affecting works by Donizetti (The Elixir of Love). With the supercharged pairing of Sarah Connolly (Mary) and Antonia Cifrone (Elizabeth) battling it out as the rival queens, fireworks are forecast.

Dvor˘ák’s opera is a tale of innocence and experience, disappointment and the transcendent power of love. The water nymph Rusalka yearns to be part of the human world in order to be with her prince. But in order to do so, she is forced to make a terrible sacrifice. The hauntingly beautiful score is famed for Rusalka’s poignant Song to the Moon, and this production is altogether a spellbinding experience.

Donizetti

Conductor: G  uido Johannes Rumstadt Director: Antony McDonald Sung in Italian with English titles Lasts approximately 2 hours 30 minutes

Dvor˘ák

Conductor: Oliver von Dohnányi Director: Olivia Fuchs Sung in English with English titles Lasts approximately 3 hours 15 minutes

Sign Language Interpreted / Audio Described Performance – see page 31 for details

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Visit www.operanorth.co.uk for music, photos, interviews, videos and behind the scenes. Click ‘Join our eBulletin’ on the website and be entered into a free draw with fabulous prizes to be won! Season ticket package – save 10%

Book for all three shows and save 10% on your tickets. For more details call the Box Office. New 2010/11 packages to be announced in May.

Prices Stalls £45 Dress Circle £54 Upper Circle £40 Balcony £23

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A thirty minute introduction to the show. FREE but must be booked in advance. In the Len Maynard Suite. Mary Stuart talks from 6.30pm, Rusalka from 6pm.

£37 £27 £48 £40 £32 £14.50

Save Money Under 18s/Registered Unwaged 50% off  Tue – Fri School Parties (10+) 50% discount in the Balcony with one free teacher ticket per 20 tickets booked (Tue – Fri) Groups (8+) 20% off Retired Over 60s 10% off Tue – Fri Disabled patrons 50% discount with one free ticket for essential companion (Stalls only) Students Stalls tickets £10 (full time students only)

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Talk Opera Pre-Show Talks T

Under 26s Stalls tickets £5 (available from 6pm on day) Concession Holders Subject to general seat availability, 24 tickets available at £10 each (max. 2 tickets per person and only available from 6pm on day) All tickets are subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability Rusalka image by John Ross

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IAN FRICKER & RICHARD TEMPLE

present

edward hardwicke

GWEN TIMOTHY SUSANNAH TAYLOR WEST YORK

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Monday 19 – Saturday 24 July

Quartet

All Star Cast – Prior To London From Ronald Harwood, Oscarwinning playwright (The Dresser) and screen writer (The Pianist), comes this touching and uplifting comedy story of self-discovery and life-long friendships. Retired opera singers Cissy, Reggie and Wilfred are excited about performing a concert; that is until their tranquil world is interrupted by the arrival of legendary Diva, Jean Horton. As old rivalries resurface, and past secrets are revealed, can the four put aside their differences?

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A star-studded cast includes Timothy West (The Winslow Boy, The Old Country), Susannah York (Gold, Superman), Edward Hardwicke (Sherlock Holmes), and Gwen Taylor (Heartbeat, Barbara and A Bit Of A Do on TV).

A Play by RONALD HARWOOD

‘ Harwood is now unquestionably our a greatest living playwright’ Sunday Telegraph

Prices MON – THU 7.30pm & SAT 2.30pm Stalls £23 £21 £19 Dress Circle £23 £21 Upper Circle £21 £19 Balcony £15 £12 WED 2pm Stalls £19 Dress Circle £19 Upper Circle £17 Balcony £13

£17 £17 £15 £11

£15

FRI & SAT 7.30pm Stalls £25 Dress Circle £25 Upper Circle £23 Balcony £17

£23 £23 £21 £13

£21

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

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Friday 30 & Saturday 31 July

present

A witty, humorous, sparkling full-length classical ballet featuring principal dancers Alex Newton, Emma Lister, Lorien Slaughter and Matthew Powell, alternating the leading roles of Swanilda and Franz. Supported by a large cast of over 100 local young dancers, enjoy the story of Dr Coppelius whose greatest desire is to bring his beloved doll Coppélia to life. With attractive choreography by artists Janet Lewis and Dominic Marshall, the charming liveliness of this popular ballet makes it a family favourite worldwide. ‘ Clear concise ballet acting, this clarity outshone countless other productions’ Dance Europe ‘ Well produced, imaginative choreography’ The Liverpool Sentinel

A Phenomenal Success The policy of the English Youth Ballet is to perform full length productions of classical ballet in the regional theatres of the UK, and to give young dancers an opportunity to perform within a professional setting. English Youth Ballet boasts sell-out performances in 2009 and brings another sensational production for their 5th visit to the Theatre Royal Nottingham.

Prices FRI 7.30pm, SAT 2.30pm & 7.30pm Stalls £19 £17 £15 Dress Circle £19 £17 Upper Circle £17 £15 Balcony £13

Save Money Under 16s, Over 60s, Registered Unwaged, Students All Stalls & Upper Circle tickets £12 for Sat 2.30pm, or save £1.50 in the Stalls & Upper Circle for Fri & Sat 7.30pm Groups (10+) One free ticket per 10 tickets booked Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) No concessions in the Dress Circle or Balcony All tickets are subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

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Coppélia

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Monday 2 – Saturday 28 August

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It's MURDER this year in

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The Classic Thriller Season 2010

Monday 2 – Saturday 7 August

Monday 9 – Saturday 14 August

By Francis Durbridge

By Peter Gordon by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Plays Ltd

Murder With Love Deceit, suspicion, blackmail and murder are woven into a web of crime, culminating in a tantalizing final twist.

Murdered To Death

This hilarious spoof of the Agatha Christie genre guarantees to delight all lovers of murder mystery.

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Prices

WED 2pm & SAT 5pm Stalls £14.50 Dress Circle £14.50 Upper Circle £12.50 Balcony £9.50

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MON – FRI 7.30pm & SAT 8pm Stalls £18.50 £16 £13.50 Dress Circle £18.50 £16 Upper Circle £16 £13.50 Balcony £11 £9 £12.50 £10.50 £12.50 £10.50 £8.50

Save Money See All Four Plays for £46 (evenings) or £36 (matinées). Applies to the Stalls and Upper Circle Friends Discount All tickets £12.50 in the Stalls & Upper Circle and £15.50 in the Dress Circle for Mon 7.30pm performances Over 60s, Under 16s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £3.50 in the Stalls & Upper Circle for Mon – Fri 7.30pm performances, or see all 4 plays for £34

Monday 23 – Saturday 28 August

By Brian Clemens and Dennis Spooner by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd

Originally entitled ‘A Sting In The Tail’

Anybody For Murder? Max’s plan to kill his wife, and claim her insurance money should be foolproof, but murder is never that simple.

All About Murder

By Brian Clemens and Dennis Spooner by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd Plagued by debts, two crime-writing playwrights join forces to produce a best seller – but is this their real motive...?

Groups (10+) Save 10% for Mon – Fri 7.30pm performances

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Monday 16 – Saturday 21 August

No concessions in the Balcony All tickets are subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

Supported by

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Tuesday 31 August – Saturday 4 September

The Country Girl www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk

Frank Elgin, once a great theatre star is down on his luck, but when he is offered a major role by hotshot director Bernie Dodd he has the chance to make a major comeback. Will Frank regain his confidence and save his turbulent career? Will he be supported in his quest for a second chance by his long suffering wife?

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Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove are reunited in the roles played by Morgan Freeman and Frances McDormand on Broadway in 2008, and by Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly in the Oscar winning film. Shaw’s last UK theatre tour was the record breaking run of A Man For All Seasons, while Seagrove is fresh from critical acclaim in this year’s West End production of A Daughter’s A Daughter, described as ‘the finest performance of her career’ (Daily Telegraph).

Prices

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TUE – THU 7.30pm & SAT 2.30pm Stalls £23 £21 £19 Dress Circle £23 £21 Upper Circle £21 £19 Balcony £15 £12

Friends Discount Two for the price of one for Tue 7.30pm

WED & THU 2pm Stalls £19 Dress Circle £19 Upper Circle £17 Balcony £13

£17 £17 £15 £11

£15

FRI & SAT 7.30pm Stalls £25 Dress Circle £25 Upper Circle £23 Balcony £17

£23 £23 £21 £13

£21

Under 16s, Over 60s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £5 in the Stalls & £3.50 in the Upper Circle for Tue – 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 Sat 7.30pm performance All tickets are subject to a credit/ debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 September

Oklahoma!

Starring Marti Webb and Mark Evans Set in America’s Western Frontier, Oklahoma! perfectly blends song, dance and story to tell the tale of farm girl Laurey and the two rivals for her affections – happy go-lucky cowboy Curly and the sinister farm hand Jud. Starring Marti Webb as Aunt Eller, and Mark Evans as Curly, the show features classic songs Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’, The Surrey with The Fringe on Top, People Will Say We’re in Love, and of course, Oklahoma! Tickets £32 – £12

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Wednesday 15 – Saturday 18 September

Written by Ayub Khan-Din, the show received its world première at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 1996, where it became an instant hit and was subsequently made into a BAFTA award-winning film. Tickets £25 – £11

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues to enjoy huge success. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this musical is full of unforgettable songs including Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door To Me and One More Angel. Keith Jack, the hugely popular runner-up in hit BBC series Any Dream Will Do, takes on the title role having won the hearts of the nation with his sparkling charisma and sensational singing voice. ‘It explodes like glittering fireworks. Brilliant!’ Daily Mail

Monday 22 – Saturday 27 November

Saturday 4 December 2010 – Sunday 16 January 2011

The Legendary West End and Broadway Musical Comes to Nottingham!

Starring Stephen Mulhern and all star cast to be announced

Chess

Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood directs an extraordinary new staging of the classic musical Chess. Written by Tim Rice and ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, Chess has one of the greatest musical theatre scores of all time including One Night In Bangkok, Pity The Child, Anthem, You And I and, of course, I Know Him So Well. Tickets £35 – £14

Aladdin

Aladdin has all of the traditional elements of pantomime but with the added surprise of an array of 3D special effects. Wearing 3D glasses at certain points throughout the show, the audience can rub the magic lamp as it appears in front of their nose, summon the magical 3D Genie from his lamp, and join Aladdin on a superb magic carpet ride! Tickets £22 – £10 Sponsored locally by

In association with

Stephen Mulhern

Salford 1971, and George Khan is determined to bring his family up in the traditional manner. When the Khan kids begin to oppose their father’s blundering attempts to control their lives, his English wife Ella is forced to make a choice between her husband and the right of her children to make their own ways in the world.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Tickets £27 – £11.50

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Tuesday 28 September – Saturday 9 October

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East Is East

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THEATRE ROYAL NOTTINGHAM Managing Director. . . . . . . . . . . Mr. ROBERT SANDERSON

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

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Mr Sanderson has much pleasure in announcing that

The theatre royal will be hosting its

OPEN DAY

For the pleasure and enjoyment of all its patrons

Saturday 7 August 2010 from 12 noon to 4pm

FREE ENTRY TO ALL PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE FOYER ENTERTAINMENT AND

BACKSTAGE TOURS THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON NO TICKETS REQUIRED – SIMPLY TURN UP ON THE DAY – LAST TOUR TO DEPART AT 3.30PM

TO ALLOW FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF MR FRANCIS DURBRIDGE’S FINE THRILLER MURDER WITH LOVE AT 5PM, UNDER THE MOST EXCELLENT SUPERVISION OF MR. COLIN MCINTYRE

FOR ACCESS TOURS CONTACT MISS EMILY NOAKES ON

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Stalls

Pull Out Guide

Heralded as a ‘temple of drama...’ when it opened in 1865, and famed for being a Matcham auditorium, the Theatre Royal is considered to be one of the première touring venues in the country. During its history the venue has witnessed the boom of music hall, variety and light opera and played host to leading dramas, operas, musicals and pantomimes. Box Office: 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk

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The History Boys from 21 June – original cast photo

June Day

Dates Performances

Calendar of Events

Tue 1 Calendar Girls Wed 2 Calendar Girls Thu 3 Calendar Girls Fri 4 Calendar Girls Sat 5 Calendar Girls Sun 6 Mon 7 Spamalot Tue 8 Spamalot Wed 9 Spamalot Thu 10 Spamalot Fri 11 Spamalot Sat 12 Spamalot Sun 13 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

14 15 16 17 18 19 20

21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Time

Page

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

2

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

3

The 39 Steps The 39 Steps The 39 Steps The 39 Steps The 39 Steps The 39 Steps

7.30pm 4 7.30pm 2pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm

The History Boys The History Boys The History Boys The History Boys The History Boys The History Boys

7.30pm 5 7.30pm 2pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Mon 28 Tue 29 Opera North Wed 30 Opera North Audio Described Performance

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7.30pm 7.30pm

6&7

Opera North from 29 June

July Day

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

Dates Performances

Time

1 Opera North 7.30pm 2 Opera North 7pm 3 Opera North 7.30pm 4

5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Page

6&7

Theatre maintenance Theatre maintenance Theatre maintenance Theatre maintenance Theatre maintenance Theatre maintenance Theatre maintenance

12 Theatre maintenance 13 Theatre maintenance 14 Theatre maintenance 15 Theatre maintenance 16 Theatre maintenance 17 Theatre maintenance 18

19 20 21 22 23 24 25

Quartet Quartet Quartet Quartet Quartet Quartet

7.30pm 8 7.30pm 2pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm

26 27 28 29 30 English Youth Ballet 7.30pm 9 31 English Youth Ballet 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Sign Language Interpreted Performance

August Day

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 Sun

The Country Girl from 31 August

Dates Performances

1

Time

Page

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Murder With Love Murder With Love Murder With Love Murder With Love Murder With Love Murder With Love

7.30pm 10 & 11 7.30pm 2pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 5pm & 8pm

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Murdered To Death Murdered To Death Murdered To Death Murdered To Death Murdered To Death Murdered To Death

7.30pm 10 & 11 7.30pm 2pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 5pm & 8pm

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Anybody for Murder Anybody For Murder Anybody For Murder Anybody For Murder Anybody For Murder Anybody For Murder

7.30pm 10 & 11 7.30pm 2pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 5pm & 8pm

23 24 25 26 27 28 29

All About Murder All About Murder All About Murder All About Murder All About Murder All About Murder

7.30pm 10 & 11 7.30pm 2pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 5pm & 8pm

Mon 30 Tue 31 The Country Girl 7.30pm

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Captioned Performance

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Day

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 Sun

Dates Performances

Time

1 2 3 4 Bat – The Symphony 7.30pm 5 HallÊ 7.30pm 6

Page

19 19

7 8 9 Private Hire 10 11 12 13 Private Hire

14 15 16 17 Private Hire 18 19 Just the Tonic 8pm 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

19

Rock Around the Clock 7.30pm Rock Around the Clock 7.30pm Rock Around the Clock 7.30pm

20

A Motown Revue

19

7.30pm

Mon 28 Derren Brown 7.30pm 21 Tue 29 Wed 30

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Latin Fever, 2 July

July

Day

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

Dates Performances

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1 Jackson Browne 8pm 2 Latin Fever 7.30pm 3 4

21 21

7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

22

8pm

21

5 6 7 8 Dancing Queen 9 Dancing Queen 10 Dancing Queen 11 12 13 Tony Bennett 14 15 16 17 18

19 20 Nottingham Trent University Awards 21 Nottingham Trent University Awards 22 Nottingham Trent University Awards 23 Nottingham Trent University Awards 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Young Film-Makers Summer School 26 Young Film-Makers Summer School Young Film-Makers Summer School Young Film-Makers Summer School Young Film-Makers Summer School

August Day

Dates Performances

The Finest Hour, 2 August

Time

Page

Sun

1

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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Calendar of Events

June

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Pull Out Guide

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Opened in 1982, the Royal Concert Hall is regarded as one of the most popular venues on the touring circuit. Over the years the Hall has hosted worldrenowned orchestras, comedians, bands, solo artistes and dance, as well as West End musicals, conferences, exhibitions and lectures. The auditorium and its foyers also provide a venue for community events, concerts and workshops. Box Office: 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk

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A Motown Revue

Friday 4 June 7.30pm

Bat – The Symphony

Combining a 30-piece orchestra with the power of a rock band, Steve Steinman performs hits from Meat Loaf’s record-breaking albums including the songs Paradise by the Dashboard Light, You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth, I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That), and Bat Out Of Hell. Tickets £27.50, £22.50 & £18.50

Saturday 5 June 7.30pm

Saturday 19 June 8pm

Conductor  Cristian Mandeal Organ  Jonathan Scott

Comedy Club’s Summer Special*

Hallé

Respighi’s Fountains of Rome is the colourful opener to this concert of orchestral showpieces. Delius’s The Walk to the Paradise Garden provides a heartfelt interlude before Ravel’s Bolero turns a simple Spanish tune into a celebration of all the instruments of the orchestra. Finally, Saint-Säens’ Organ Symphony pulls out all the stops for a grandstand conclusion. Tickets £30 – £9

Just the Tonic Nottingham’s nationally renowned Just the Tonic Comedy Club presents another high level mixed bill featuring some of the top stars from the comedy circuit. Line up includes Dave Spikey (Phoenix Nights, 8 out of 10 Cats), Rich Hall (Perrier Award-winner and QI and 8 Out of 10 Cats regular) and Rufus Hound – comedian, presenter, actor and one of the best compères in the country.

Direct from the West End, a company of 7 performers, backed by an eight piece band and brass section, power through renditions of Motor City Soul classics. From Reach Out I’ll Be There, Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone to Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, and Signed Sealed and Delivered, the show features the hits of Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, The Temptations and The Supremes – plus many other great artists who defined the Soul era. Tickets £20 & £18

Tickets £18 *line up correct at time of going to press

Box Office: 0115 989 5555www.royal-nottingham.co.uk www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk Box Office: 0115 989 5555

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Monday 21 – Wednesday 23 June

Rock Around the Clock www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk

It’s time to Shake, Rattle and Roll back to the fantastic 50s. Travel to the time of Teddy Boys, quiffs, brylcreem, poodle skirts and blue suede shoes. Featuring a cast of 20 singers, dancers and musicians, Rock Around the Clock is a nonstop hit-parade of rock ‘n’ roll classics. This American Jukebox sensation has already wowed audiences the world over and includes music made famous by Buddy Holly, Bill Haley and The Comets, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Elvis Presley, The Platters, and Jerry Lee Lewis. The show features unforgettable songs including Great Balls of Fire, Jail House Rock, Blueberry Hill, Shake Rattle and Roll, Good Golly Miss Molly, Jonnie B Goode and many more.

Prices MON – WED 7.30pm Stalls £24.50 £21.50 £18.50 Tier 1 £24.50 £21.50 Tier 2 £18.50

Save Money

Friends Discount Two for the price of one on top price tickets in the Stalls and Tier 1 for Mon 7.30pm Under 16s, Over 60s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £6 in the Stalls & Tier 1 Groups (10+) Save 10% in the Stalls & Tier 1 Family Ticket £64 for 4 (max. 2 adults) in the Stalls for Mon & Tue 7.30pm Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) All tickets are subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

‘The best Rock ‘n’ Roll show since Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Vegas Sun

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

‘A Fabulous Musical Celebration of the 1950’s ’ Las Vegas Today

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Tuesday 13 July 8pm

Derren Brown ‘Enigma’

Derren Brown will once again bewilder, baffle and bewitch in a show packed with magic, mind control and psychological illusion. NOTE: This is the same show as was here in April 2009 and is not suitable for Under 12s.

Tickets £27.50, £26 & £23.50

Thusday 1 July 8pm

Friday 2 July 7.30pm

Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne takes to the road with band and long time friend and musical collaborator David Lindley. With dates in the US and Europe, the tour follows the release of Love Is Strange, a live set capturing a tour of Spain that Browne and Lindley did in 2006.

The dazzling partnership of Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova (from the BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’) lead a breathtaking voyage into the vibrant world of Latin American dance, taking them from the streets of Brazil to the bullrings of Spain, by way of dance styles including the rumba, cha-cha-cha and the tango, and finally to the American dance halls of the 1920s for the swing and jitterbug. A Latin band perform much-loved songs including the sultry Fever, the sizzling Besame Mucho, and the hip-wiggling Livin’ La Vida Loca.

Jackson Browne

Tickets £40

Latin Fever

Tickets £36.50, £33.50 & £28.50

Described by Frank Sinatra as ‘the best singer in the business’ Tony Bennett will perform many of his classic hits including I Left My Heart in San Francisco, and Rags To Riches. Recipient of 15 Grammy and 2 Emmy Awards, Tony Bennett has sold over 50 million records in a career which has spanned 60 years. Whether through ‘Tony Bennett: MTV Unplugged’ or his 2006 Duets (his tripleplatinum album featuring McCartney, Sting, and Bono to name a few), his classic style and timelessness wins him new fans every day. Tickets £60, £46 & £39

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

Monday 28 June 7.30pm

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Thursday 8 – Saturday 10 July

Dancing Queen

Celebrating timeless hits from the pop phenomenon ABBA, and hot on the heels of the huge success of the Musical Mamma Mia, this glittering production is a fun-filled party for everyone.

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Featuring a dynamic cast of singers and dancers, beautiful costumes and dazzling choreography, this musical extravaganza features wall-to-wall ABBA hits including Money Money Money, Fernando, Voulez Vous, and Take A Chance. The show also features a medley of party classics from the 70s, and a compilation of highlights from the iconic film Saturday Night Fever.

Prices

Save Money

THU – SAT 7.30pm Stalls £24.50 £21.50 £18.50 Tier 1 £24.50 £21.50 Tier 2 £18.50

Friends Discount Two for the price of one on top price tickets in the Stalls & Tier 1 for Thu 7.30pm Under 16s, Over 60s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £6 in the Stalls and Tier 1 for Thu & Fri 7.30pm Groups (10+) Save 10% in the Stalls & Tier 1 Family Ticket £64 for 4 (max. 2 adults) in the Stalls for Thu & Fri 7.30pm Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only)

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

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

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Monday 2 August 7.30pm

Tuesday 14 September 7.30pm

Their Finest Hour Sally Morgan – The Battle of Britain 70th Psychic Sally on Anniversary Tour featuring Forces’ songbird Hayley Westenra and the Road the Regiment Band of the RAF. A celebration of bravery, sacrifice and freedom, Their Finest Hour features some of the most popular music from the era with narration from ‘Flying Ace’ Squadron Leader Tom Jones.

‘ Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few...’ Winston Churchill Tickets £29.50, £26.50 & £24.50

Fresh from her TV series, Psychic Sally on the Road, Sally Morgan returns bringing her abilities and personality to the stage. Over the years, Sally has used her gift to help many people, with her reputation built from her close relationship with many high profile celebrities.

With their usual mix of the beautifully observed and the utterly barmy, Ben and Xander will be performing a parade of characters from their extensive dressing-up box and wig-store including The street-talking WWII chav pilots, Brabbins and Fyffe (the filthy alteregos of Flanders and Swann), Jilted Jim, Terry Devlin, the Frank Dad and many more.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphonic Rock

Presenter BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce Conductor Nick Davies Metro Voices Following sell-out shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall, experience the thrill of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing legendary rock anthems and classic pop tracks live. Featuring hits by Coldplay, Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Elbow, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Tina Turner and The Moody Blues, plus Symphonic Sgt. Pepper. Tickets £32.50, £29.50, £26.50, £21.50 & £15

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The Armstrong and Miller Show Live

Friday 8 October 7.30pm

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

Wednesday 29 September 8pm

Tickets £20

Tickets £20.50 This performance is intended for entertainment purposes and has not been scientifically proven

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The International Smash Hit

Dance Consortium presents

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

STOMP

With a unique combination of theatre, dance, comedy and percussion, eight performers use boots, bins, brooms and everything including the kitchen sink to hammer out an explosively feel-good rhythm! For more information, visit www.stomp.co.uk

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER ®

JUDITH JAMISON ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Masazumi Chaya

ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

What makes this company so special is the incomparable sense of joy, freedom and spirit which both the audience and dancers share together. Alongside this is their exciting repertoire of breathtaking new productions and Ailey classics including the jubilant, soul-stirring signature piece, Revelations. For more information, please visit www.danceconsortium.com

Linda Celeste Sims. Photo by Andrew Eccles

Friday 1 & Saturday 2 October

Tickets £27.50 – £14 ‘ Possibly the most successful dance company on the planet’ The New York Times

Monday 4 & Tuesday 5 October Photograph by Oleg Micheyev

Dance at the Theatre Royal and Concert Hall

Tuesday 21 – Saturday 25 September

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BLAZE

Mixing nightclub vibes with West End production values, Blaze is an 80 minute high-energy, non-stop dance spectacular showcasing some of the hottest DJs, B-Boys and street dancers in the world. Directed by top choreographer Anthony Van Laast, Blaze includes the talents of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ finalists Lizzie and Tommy, and is sure to delight street dance junkies and newcomers alike. Experience the thrill of street dance as you’ve never seen it before! Tickets £25 – £15

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The Green Room Café Bar provides a restful and relaxing place to stop for a coffee, or something stronger, and is located on the ground floor of the Theatre Royal.

Conferencing and Banqueting

Make any occasion extra special by booking an exclusive Celebration Package for a performance in either the Theatre Royal or Royal Concert Hall.

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

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

For more information please visit www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk or contact Helen Wybrew on 0115 989 5501 helen.wybrew@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

For further information call 0115 989 5569 or email royalcentre-exec@lindleycatering.co.uk

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The Restaurant is located on the Dress Circle level of the Theatre Royal and is open for most matinée and evening performances for Theatre and Concert Hall shows. The crisp white linen provides a sophisticated backdrop to our chef’s regularly changing menu of fresh, homemade dishes, sourced whenever possible from local suppliers.

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The Restaurant, Celebration Packages and Conferencing

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Celebration Packages

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26–30 July, or 2–6 August

Saturdays 5, 19 & 26 June, 24 July & 21 August

Due to popular demand, we are now offering the choice of two Young Film-Makers Summer School weeks: Monday 26 to Friday 30 July, or Monday 2 to Friday 6 August

as featured in ‘The Guardian’s Secret Britain Guide’.

Education & Community

Young Film-Makers Summer School

Children aged 8 – 16 can get hands-on experience of making and performing in their own short films. They will learn acting for film and TV, inventing and developing stories and scripts, directing, and camera work and film set skills (using state-of-the-art film equipment). They also have lots of fun, make new friends, and boost their confidence in the process. No prior experience necessary. Cost £129 per week. This includes use of all equipment, editing/post production, exclusive use of the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall, and your finished film on DVD. To book (or for more details) email info@young-film-makers.com or call 0870 383 0082 or visit www.young-film-makers.com

The Magic Lantern Backstage Tours

Tickets £4.50 from Box Office Ezekial Bone takes you on a journey from Victorian England to the contemporary world of entertainment today. Visit www.bonecorporation.co.uk for more information. ‘ Our members were full of praise for the enthusiastic and well-informed commentary on the history of the Theatre’ Rod Yarnell, Cambridge Society in Nottinghamshire ‘ I was really impressed... a great experience. I shall be telling people to book themselves on a tour’ Jo Kemp, Head of Learning & Access, Nottingham Castle

For more information about community work, visit the Education section of the website at www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk or alternatively contact: David Longford, Education Manager Telephone: 0115 989 5531 E-mail: david.longford@nottinghamcity.gov.uk Caroline Pope, Education Officer Telephone: 0845 872 0738 E-mail: caroline.pope@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

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Looking for a way to see more of the fantastic productions and events on offer at the Royal Centre, at a price that suits your pocket? If that sounds just the ticket then join the Friends of the Royal Centre and take advantage of the following benefits: •Excellent discounts for a minimum of 2 people. 2 for 1 or substantial savings on selected performances. See individual shows for details. •Pay no credit/debit card booking fee when booking by phone or in person. •10% discount at The Restaurant at the Theatre Royal and discounts at other City Centre restaurants and businesses. •Priority Season Brochure. A priority mailing of the new season brochure so you can book your favourite seats first.

•Regular updates. Find out about new shows on sale at the Royal Centre via regular e-mails and newsletters. •Meet the Cast. An exclusive opportunity to rub shoulders with the stars! After the evening performance of selected shows approximately once a month. •Free Royal Centre Tours. Four free passes to explore the usually hidden areas of the Royal Centre.

Standard Membership £30

Family Membership £50

(or £20 for under 26 / students)

(4 people, maximum 2 adults)

Gold & Silver Friends Membership Want to get the standard Friends benefits plus a whole host of other fabulous entitlements? Perhaps upgrade your current Friends membership to something really exclusive? Then look no further than the newly created Silver or Gold Friends Packages.

Gold Membership

Silver Membership

£125 per year

£65 per year

For more information about Gold and Silver Membership entitlements please contact Caroline Pope or visit the Friends section of the website.

Friends Memberships

Friends of the Royal Centre

Subscription to any of the schemes for a year is an ideal gift for somebody whatever the occasion. Please send completed forms and payment to: Caroline Pope Friends Co-ordinator The Royal Centre Theatre Square Nottingham NG1 5ND Call direct: 0845 872 0738 E-mail: caroline.pope@nottinghamcity.gov.uk Online booking forms available from ‘Friends’ section of website.

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Let your business take centre stage by forming an association with the Nottingham Theatre Royal and Concert Hall

We can help you reach new customers with direct access to our audience of over 24,000 patrons each week. If you are looking for VIP treatment, take your pick from the West End’s finest musicals and plays, opera and ballet, pop, rock and classical music, children’s shows and side-splitting comedy.

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Sponsorship

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.

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

We can create a hospitality 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.

• The whole season

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.

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• A specific production • A specific performance within a run • An education programme • The Nottingham Classics season • Our ‘Live At Lunch’ programme • Part of the building You could also consider an association through in-kind support.

Marketing Generate greater 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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Starlight Express (2007)

Business Opportunities

Our track record is proven for creating business partnerships that last and we are keen to work with all organisations from well loved national brands to small, family-run businesses.

Hospitality


Become a Royal Partner

We are proud to work with all our Royal Partners –

Royal Partnerships is our established and successful business scheme. If you are considering hospitality, sponsorship or marketing activities with us, then a Royal Partnership is the most cost effective way.

Diamond Royal Partners:

“ 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 “ It’s a fantastic package which has generated more comments and sales for us than any other sponsorship” Hillside Medical Supplies

Starlight Express (2007)

There will be one point of contact, an exclusive booking line, added bonuses such as ticket discounts for your staff and show programmes. Not to mention access to our hospitality rooms and a dedicated host to ensure your event runs perfectly.

“ We have been a partner for many years and see this key strategic relationship as invaluable in the development of our business” Trent 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 “ We are always assured of their best attention whether booking tickets, utilizing their meeting rooms or enjoying hospitality” PKF “ We’ve been a partner for three years and feel a real benefit. Value for money is excellent and they’re always happy to help and go the extra mile” The Big Wheel

Sapphire Royal Partners: The Big Wheel Emerald Royal Partners: P irtek Solutions, French Living Restaurant, AGF Casting and Performing Arts

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

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Business Opportunities

We will create a bespoke partnership just for you to meet your precise requirements and budget. You can select the exact number of tickets you “ The service is first class – they never fail to impress” Park Inn Nottingham need and suitable levels of marketing activity.

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How to book your tickets Online

Address

In Person

Free Mailing List

Please visit www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk Booking fee applies Box Office open Monday to Saturday 9am – 8.30pm

Box Office Information

Our friendly staff look forward to assisting you with ticket purchases, accessing information, and answering your queries. The Box Office is situated in the Royal Concert Hall foyer on South Sherwood Street.

Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Box Office, Theatre Square, Nottingham NG1 5ND For information about forthcoming events, please call the Box Office direct or e-mail margaret.spooner@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

General Information

By Phone

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.

Groups and Schools

Please note that all concessions and discounts are subject to availability, and cannot be applied retrospectively.

0115 989 5555 Monday – Saturday 8.30am– 8.30pm 0115 989 5555

Textphone 0115 989 5601

By Fax

0115 950 3476

All cards accepted except for Electron and Solo. 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).

By Post

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

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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.

Make cheques payable to ‘The Royal Centre’

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£1 Travel Tickets

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for the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall 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.royalcentre-nottingham and select the Access Overview page. Our Season brochures are available in Braille, Large Print, Audio CD and ‘word’ format. A ‘word’, pdf and audio format are also 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.

Access Performances

Access Information 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. However, in 2010 we are focusing our attentions on the Theatre Royal and investigating the possibility of a lift.

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

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Patrons

Both venues have a Sennheiser Infrared Transmission system. During our season we offer British Sign Language or Captioned performances. Details are listed opposite.

Opera North – Rusalka Fri 2 July 7pm Touch Tour at 5.45pm

Captioned

Calendar Girls Sat 5 June 2.30pm

Blind & Partially Sighted Patrons

Spamalot Sat 12 June 2.30pm

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.

Sign Language Interpreted

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 Box Office: 0115 989 5555

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Audio Described

Calendar Girls Sat 5 June 2.30pm (by Margaret Spittles and Jonathan Nash). Touch Tour time to be confirmed

Opera North – La Bohème Thu 1 July 7.30pm Interpreter – Wendy Ebsworth MBE

Sign Language Interpreted Tour and Wheelchair Accessible Tour Times TBC. Book places in advance by calling the Access Officer on 0115 989 5609

Open Day (FREE)

Sat 7 August 12 noon – 4pm

Access Guide

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General Information

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Nottingham City Centre

For a full city centre map featuring all five zones visit our website at www.royalcentrenottingham.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

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 30 inside for further information.

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.

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 Trinity Square Car Park, and the Crowne Plaza Hotel Car Park just off Wollaton Street. See map for further details.

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