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Season sponsored by Matthew Bourne’s, Cinderella

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December 2010 – February 2011


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Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 October Northern Ballet’s

The Nutcracker

Tickets £32.50 – £10.50

Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 November

The Habit of Art Tickets £29.50 – £12

Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 November Nottingham Operatic Society

Beauty and the Beast Tickets £18.50 – £9.50

Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 November

Opera North

Tickets £55 – £12.50 Monday 22 – Saturday 27 November

Chess

Tickets £35 – £14

Saturday 4 December 2010 – Sunday 16 January 2011

Aladdin

Don’t leave it any longer to book for our spectacular pantomime packed with comedy, stunning sets, beautiful costumes and an array of outstanding 3D special effects. Television stars Stephen Mulhern and Gray O’Brien are joined by a very special co-star this year in the form of Nottingham’s first ever 3D Genie. Wearing 3D glasses at points during the pantomime, you can rub the magic lamp as it hovers in front of your nose, and see the magical Genie rise from his lamp and move around the auditorium. Further 3D wizardry will transform the stage into a cave of riches where Aladdin finds his fortune, as well as transporting you on an amazing 3D carpet ride!

December 2010

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Friends Discount Save £5 in the Stalls & Upper Circle and £2.50 in the Dress Circle for Thu 6 & Tue 11 Jan 7.15pm

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

Mon 3 2.30 7.15 2.30 7.15 Tue 4 Wed 5 No Performances Thu 6 7.15 Fri 7 7.15 AD Sat 8 2.30 CP 7.15 Sun 9 1.30 6.00

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

Mon 10 No Performances 7.15 Tue 11 Wed 12 1.30 7.15 1.30 7.15 Thu 13 Fri 14 7.15 SLIP Sat 15 2.30 7.15 Sun 16 1.30 6.00

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WED 22 DEC – TUE 4 JAN (& ALL SAT PERFS.) £24.50 £22.50 £20 Stalls Dress Circle £24.50 £22.50 Upper Circle £22.50 £20 Balcony £15 £12.50 SUN 5 – TUE 21 DEC (EXCL. SAT PERFS.) Stalls £21 Dress Circle £21 Upper Circle £19.50 Balcony £13.50

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Under 16s, Over 60s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £4 in the Stalls & £2.50 in the Upper Circle. Concessions do not apply to blue performances Groups (20+) Top price Stalls tickets £19 for red performances, and £18 for green performances School Parties (10+) All tickets £9 for red midweek matinee performances, and £8.50 for green midweek matinee performances with one free teacher per 10 tickets purchased Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) All tickets subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

THU 6 – SUN 16 JAN 2011 (EXCL. SAT PERFS.) Stalls £20 £18.50 £17 £18.50 Dress Circle £20 Upper Circle £18.50 £17 Balcony £12.50 £10

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Combining all the elements of traditional family pantomime with state-of-the-art effects, Aladdin is unmissable entertainment for all ages.

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Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 January

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Matthew Bourne’s

TUE – THU 7.30pm & SAT 2.30pm

Cinderella Music by Prokofiev

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New Adventures’ new production of Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative journey through London during the Second World War. Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of Prokofiev’s haunting score has, at its heart, a true wartime romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. Cinderella is both a tribute and a testament to the spirit of London during a time when every second counted and lives were changed forever. Bourne’s vivid storytelling has never been more heartstopping and touching, creating a unique and unforgettable depiction of a familiar and beloved fable.

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‘A dazzling spectacle... fresh and vital, hilarious, profound and stunningly original’ The Times ‘Heartbreaking. Takes one back to the core of the Cinderella story and Prokofiev’s score’ Financial Times ‘A valentine to the power of love’ L A Times

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Stalls £34.50 Dress Circle £34.50 Upper Circle £32 Balcony £21

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THU 2pm £26 Stalls Dress Circle £26 Upper Circle £23.50 Balcony £18

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FRI & SAT 7.30pm Stalls £37.50 Dress Circle £37.50 Upper Circle £34.50 Balcony £24

£34.50 £32 £34.50 £32 £16

Save Money Friends Discount Save £7.50 in the Stalls and Upper Circle for Tue 7.30pm Under 16s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £4 in the Stalls and £2.50 in the Upper Circle Tue – Fri 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm Over 60s Save £3 in the Stalls and £2 in the Upper Circle 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 Tickets are subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability


Sunday 6 February 7.30pm

Penguin Café

TUE 7pm, THU & FRI 7pm, SAT 2.30pm & 7pm Stalls £15.50 £13.50 £11.50 Dress Circle £15.50 £13.50 Upper Circle £13.50 £11.50 Balcony £10 £8.50

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Penguin Café’s music has infiltrated daily life from films such as Napoleon Dynamite to countless theme tunes. Their sound is at once familiar and new, combining acoustic power and a beguiling, feisty charm. www.penguincafe.com

Groups (10+) Save 10% Tue & Fri 7pm with one free ticket per 20 tickets booked

Portico Quartet

WED 10.30am & 1.30pm, THU 1.30pm All tickets £8.50

Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 February The Birmingham Stage Company presents

George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl adapted by David Wood

Join us for Roald Dahl’s amazing story about a young boy who makes a marvellous new medicine to cure his grandmother of her terrifying temper. But, when his grandmother drinks his special new potion, the most incredible things start to happen, and George’s adventure has just begun! See reviews, photos and trailer at www.birminghamstage.com ‘Wonderfully witty. Enters into Dahl’s quirky world with aplomb and enormous glee’ The Times ‘Absolutely wicked – and not just for the children!’ The Stage Running time 1hr 45mins (incl. interval)

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Friends, Under 16s, Over 60s, Registered Unwaged Save £4.50 in the Stalls and Dress Circle and £3 in the Upper Circle for Tue & Fri 7pm

Family Ticket £38 for 4 (max. 2 adults) in the Stalls and Upper Circle for Tue, Thu & Fri 7pm School Parties (20+) All tickets £7.50 with one free teacher per 20 tickets purchased. Applies to midweek daytime performances Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) No concessions in the Dress Circle, Balcony or for the Sat 2.30pm & 7pm performances All tickets subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

‘Penguin Café continues to occupy a unique place in music: nothing else has ever sounded quite like it’ Brian Eno

Electronica meets 21st century-jazz in Portico Quartet’s melodic, rhythmic music that mixes the inspiration of Philip Glass and Steve Reich with a very contemporary kind of improvisation. www.porticoquartet.com ‘A melodic accesibility and cinematic scope as liable to woo fans of Radiohead as patrons of Ronnie Scott’s’ **** Q Magazine Tickets £25 – £10 5

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Murdered to Death

MON – FRI 7.30pm & SAT 8pm Stalls £19 £16.50 £14 £16.50 Dress Circle £19 Upper Circle £16.50 £14 Balcony £11.50 £9.50

by Peter Gordon by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Plays Ltd Following a hugely successful week in August 2010’s Classic Thriller Season, Murdered to Death returns for one week only. This hilarious spoof of the Agatha Christie genre guarantees to delight all lovers of murder mystery.

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The Nottingham Evening Post described it as ‘hilarious and very clever’, ‘seriously entertaining entertainment’, and urged people to book as ‘It would be a crime to miss it’. The Newark Advertiser recommended people to see the company which was ‘back to its comedy best’, while the British Theatre Guide was equally appreciative calling Murdered to Death a ‘deliciously wicked spoof’. If you missed Murdered to Death first time around, or just fancy re-seeing a real corker of a murder mystery, then this is the show for you. Running time 2 hrs

WED 2pm & SAT 5pm Stalls £15 Dress Circle £15 Upper Circle £13 £10 Balcony

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by William Shakespeare O, that this too too solid flesh would melt Hamlet, the prince of Denmark, sees his father’s ghost. Tormented with loathing and consumed by grief, he must avenge his father’s murder. What he cannot foresee is the destruction that ensues. Nicholas Hytner, Director of the National Theatre, directs Shakespeare’s great 1601 tragedy, which opens in London prior to a UK tour. Rory Kinnear plays Hamlet. He has previously appeared at the National in Burnt by the Sun, The Revenger’s Tragedy, Philistines and The Man of Mode for which he won an Olivier Award. He is joined by Clare Higgins as Gertrude, whose celebrated roles at the National include All’s Well That Ends Well, Oedipus, Major Barbara and Vincent in Brixton (Olivier Award for Best Actress).  Running time 3hrs 25mins (incl. interval)

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FRI & SAT 7pm Stalls £29.50 Dress Circle £29.50 Upper Circle £27 Balcony £19

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Hamlet

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Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 February

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Carmen

The Merry Widow

The Portrait

Carmen, the ultimate femme fatale, is at the centre of Bizet’s fiery and passionate opera, a heady mix of sex and death in which every tune is a hit. Mezzo-soprano Heather Shipp sings the title role in a work that outraged its first night audience in Paris back in 1875, yet which has gone on to become one of the world’s most popular operas.

An exuberant evening of fun and romance with glorious music, sumptuous period costumes and dazzling dancing.

British premiere

Bizet

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Conductor: Andreas Delfs Director: Daniel Kramer Sung in French with English titles Lasts approximately 3 hours

Lehár

This new production, set in 1905, infuses Parisian sensuality with Viennese sophistication as the young, beautiful and exceptionally wealthy widow, Hanna Glawari seeks a new husband who will love her for herself and not her fortune.

Weinberg

Chartkov, a poor but talented artist, acquires a painting in a Petersburg art shop that exerts a diabolical influence over his life, granting him wealth and success, but at the cost of his artistic soul.

With a glittering cast and creative team, this timeless classic will be a treat.

From a fantastical story by Gogol, the Polish composer Weinberg (who was both influenced and championed by Shostakovich), fashions a powerful opera that emerges as a tale for our times.  

Conductor: Wyn Davies Director: Giles Havergal

Conductor: Rossen Gergov Director: David Pountney

Sung in English

Sung in English

Lasts approximately 2 hours 30 minutes

Lasts approximately 2 hours 30 minutes

A co-production with Opera Australia

A co-production with Opéra national de Lorraine, Nancy. Supported by The Friends of Opera North

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

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Len Maynard Suite Carmen 6pm – 6.30pm The Portrait 6.30pm – 7pm Find out first, fast and free Visit www.operanorth.co.uk for music, photos, interviews, videos and behind the scenes. Plus click ‘Join our eBulletin’ on the website to get regular updates from Opera North and be automatically entered into a free prize draw to win a luxury weekend away. Season ticket packages – save up to 13% Season tickets are still available for the 2010–11 season and include the shows on the facing page, plus Fidelio and From the House of the Dead.

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Save Money Under 18s / Registered Unwaged 50% off Tue – Fri School Parties (10+) Save 50% in the Balcony with one free teacher ticket per 20 tickets purchased (Tue – Fri) Groups (8+) 20% off Retired Over 60s 10% off Tue – Fri Students Stalls tickets £10 (full time students only). Applies Tue – Fri. Customers with Disabilities and essential companion 50% off (Stalls only) Under 26s Stalls tickets £7.50 (available from 6pm on day and subject to availability) 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 subject to availability.

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The West End’s favourite musical comedy, Hairspray, is coming to Nottingham! Starring Brookside’s Michael Starke – as you have never seen him before – and The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz as the loveable Wilbur, Hairspray tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart as she sets out to follow her extraordinary dreams, inspire her mum and win the boy she loves.

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Hairspray is the musical with everything – the ultimate feel-good show which has played to sold out houses in London, on Broadway and theatres around the globe. Big Hair, Big Heart, Big Hit – Book Now!

‘MORE THAN A MUSICAL, THIS IS AN EXTRAVAGANZA’ Bournemouth Echo

‘MICHAEL STARKE BRINGS THE HOUSE DOWN’ LIVERPOOL ECHO

‘A CUT ABOVE THE REST’ LIVERPOOL DAILY POST

MON – THU 7.30pm & WED 2pm Stalls £39.50 £37 £33.50 Dress Circle £39.50 £37 Upper Circle £37 £33.50 £25 £19 Balcony FRI 7.30pm and 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

Save Money Friends Discount Save £5 in the Stalls and Upper Circle for Tue 1 & Wed 2 March 7.30pm Under 16s, Over 60s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £4 in the Stalls & £3 in the Upper Circle for Mon – Thu 7.30pm & Wed 2pm School Parties All tickets in the Stalls and Upper Circle £20 for Mon & Tue 7.30pm and Wed 2pm & 7.30pm with one free teacher per 20 tickets purchased (limited availability) 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 Fri 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm performances All tickets subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

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Hairspray

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Wednesday 6 – Friday 8 April

Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 March The Pulitzer prize winning

To Kill A Mockingbird

Starring Duncan Preston as Atticus Finch

This most beloved and widely read Pulitzer Prize winner – now in its 50th year of publication – tells the unforgettable story of life in the American Deep South as seen through the inquiring eyes of a child. ‘Duncan Preston is outstanding as Atticus’ The Guardian **** (on the 2007 production) Tickets £26 – £12 Running time 2hrs 20mins (incl. interval) 12

Monday 21 – Saturday 26 March

Yes, Prime Minister Cast to be announced

The original writers of the BBC series, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn have reunited for this 30th anniversary stage production. Following a sellout season at the Chichester Festival Theatre and a successful run in the West End, Prime Minister Jim Hacker, his Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby and his Principal Private Secretary Bernard Woolley are all back in a brand new comedy. ‘The audience loved it. A hit’ Daily Mail **** ‘Jim Hacker & Sir Humphrey are back! As sharp and blissfully funny as ever’ Daily Telegraph **** Tickets £27.50 – £11

Rambert Dance Company Awakenings Tour 2011

Rambert returns with its awardwinning formula of imaginative, ambitious and high-quality performances. Its new work, Awakenings, is a theatrical rollercoaster based on true life stories and inspired by Dr Oliver Sacks’ book of the same name. The Company will also perform two further new works – Monolith by Tim Rushton, and Henrietta Horn’s Cardoon Club. ‘Strongly recommended for those who like their dance cooked up hot, sharp and spicy’ Mail on Sunday Tickets £23 – £14.50 Running time 2hrs 15mins (incl. interval) Awakenings commissioned by Daniel Katz Limited Photo: Eric Richmond & Joe Swift

Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 April

Avenue Q

After nearly five years of mischief, bad behaviour and political incorrectness, London’s funniest show by far is hitting the road. The Tony Award winning Avenue Q is the irresistibly charming musical about the loveably hopeless characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life’s burning issues: love, work, relationships and, above all, just how are you supposed to pay the bills with a BA in English?

‘Cross Sesame Street with the Muppet Show, give it an X rating and clap on a government health warning that too much laughter can make your sides ache and you’ve got Avenue Q’ Radio 2 ‘The best musical of the decade’ Christopher Hart, Sunday Times ***** Tickets £32.50 – £12 AVENUE Q contains scenes which may be unsuitable for children under 12. Under 5s will not be admitted.


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Saturdays – 6 & 27 November, 18 December, 8 January, 12 February, or 5 & 19 March

The Magic Lantern Backstage Tours

(as featured in ‘The Guardian’s Secret Britain Guide’)

Education & Community

Cost: £4.50 for performances up to 8 January, all other performances £5.50

Q. What have the following got in common? Family workshops for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Storytelling at Wollaton Park, Green’s Windmill and Newstead Abbey; Young Film-Makers Summer School; the Theatre Royal Open Day, and a new piece of community theatre examining the issues around dementia? A. They are all just a part of the varied education and community programme provided by the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall over the last few months. For more information about all our work, visit the Education section of the website at www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk or 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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Call Box Office for tickets Ezekial Bone takes you on a journey from Victorian England to the contemporary world of entertainment today. www.bonecorporation.co.uk

Clowns, Jokes & Girls as Blokes

This is the last chance for your school or group to book for Clown, Jokes & Girls as Blokes, a 50minute show that combines puppetry, storytelling, jokes and audience participation and introduces children to the history, traditions and magic of Pantomime. The show can visit your school, or you can come to us and take part in our fabulous Panto Fun Days which include workshops and maskmaking. Further details can be found on our website, or alternatively contact the Education department. ‘A truly memorable experience’ Ivanhoe College (2009)

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Sunday 23 January 10.30am – 4.30pm

Join in to sing as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Come along to the East Midlands launch of Youth Music Voices and find out how you can join Youth Music’s national singing team and be part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Youth Music Voices is a major new project providing 14 – 19 year olds, regardless of experience, with the opportunity to join in and celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games through singing. Whether you are a solo singer, or a superstar vocal ensemble, join us at the Royal Concert Hall to take part in singing workshops. Visit www. youthmusic.org.uk/voices to find out more on how you can be part of this once in a lifetime opportunity.


Looking for a way to see more of the fantastic productions and events on offer at the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall, at a price that suits your pocket? If that sounds just the ticket then join the Friends scheme 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.

•Regular updates. Find out about new shows on sale at the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall via regular e-mails and newsletters.

•Pay no credit/debit card booking fee when booking by phone or in person.

•Meet the Cast. An exclusive opportunity to rub shoulders with the stars! After the evening performance of selected shows approximately once a month.

•Priority Season Brochure. A priority mailing of the new season brochure so you can book your favourite seats first.

•Free Tours. Four free passes to explore the usually hidden areas of the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall.

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 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 Claire Brown or visit the Friends section of the website.

Standard Membership £30

Family Membership £50

Subscription to any of the schemes for a year is an ideal gift whatever the occasion.

(or £20 for under 26 / students)

(4 people, maximum 2 adults)

Please send completed forms and payment to: Friends Co-ordinator Theatre Royal Theatre Square Nottingham NG1 5ND Call direct: 0845 872 0713 E-mail: claire.brown@nottinghamcity.gov.uk Online booking forms available from ‘Friends’ section of website.

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International Concert Series Each year we bring the world’s finest orchestras, conductors and soloists to the Royal Concert Hall, offering an exciting programme of great music from Mozart to Mahler. Featured artists in the 2010 – 2011 Season:

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Lang Lang The Hallé Alison Balsom Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Nicola Benedetti BBC Philharmonic sinfonia ViVA Tickets from £10

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Solo Piano Series

New in 2010–2011, our solo piano series brings leading international pianists and rising stars to the Royal Concert Hall for evening recitals and Sunday morning coffee concerts.

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AFTER:hours

Experience exhilarating new sounds and music off the beaten track in our easygoing late night series. www.nottinghamclassics.org.uk/after_hours

Live at Lunch

Take time out to relax with a free lunchtime concert in the Theatre Royal, featuring a rich mix of music from classical to blues.

Musical Fun for Families

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Enjoy an hour of children-friendly music from the BBC Philharmonic in our fun-packed family concert on 3 April, presented by CBBC presenter, Chris Jarvis. www.nottinghamclassics.org.uk/family_concert

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Wednesday 1 December 8pm

Thursday 2 December 7.30pm

Rhod Gilbert & the RAF in Concert Compère Alan Dedicoat (Radio 2) Cat that looked This concert commemorates the like Nicholas 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain including Battle of Lyndhurst Britain March by Goodwin, Fighter Plus Support

With performances on The Royal Variety, Live at the Apollo, and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, don’t miss the hottest name in comedy performing his critically acclaimed hit show. ‘Exhilarating stand up…sublime storytelling’ Scotsman ‘Turbo-charged… Magnificent’ Evening Standard Tickets £20

Command March by Alwyn, Gershwin’s A Foggy Day in London Town and Rhapsody in Blue. Sing along to Underneath the Arches, and Blue Birds Over the White Cliffs of Dover and enjoy the Big Band swing sound of the RAF Squadronaires as they perform a Glenn Miller tribute and the trumpet classic Tico Tico. Flight Lieutenant Matthew Little will delight with his vocal talents, performing under the baton of the RAF’s Principal Director of Music, Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs. Tickets £20.50, £17.50 & £14.50

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Friday 3 December 7.30pm

Motown’s Greatest Hits – How Sweet It Is

Celebrating 50 years of the sweet sound of Motown. Featuring the all-time greatest hits of The Four Tops, and The Temptations, the ultimate celebration of Motown is back. Combining first class music, slick choreography and an amazing band, this show is packed with hit after hit from legendary artists including Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson Five, and The Isley Brothers. 100% live, this show is 100% Motown memorable. Tickets £22, £20 & £18

Saturday 4 December 7pm

Messiah

Enjoy an evening of inspirational music, with Handel’s magnificent oratorio Messiah. 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 Nottingham Harmonic Choir under their exciting new Music Director, Richard Laing. Tickets £18.50 – £10.50 Concessions available


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Live at Lunch 13 December, 20 January & 25 February

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Vocaleyes

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Rhod Gilbert RAF in Concert How Sweet It Is Messiah Alexander Romanovsky The John Wilson Orchestra

Runrig Only Men Aloud Diwali Gala Christmas with The Rat Pack

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7.30pm Doors 7pm 7pm 7.30pm

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The Bootleg Beatles Australian Classic Rock Show Nottingham Harmonic Choir Cantamus Choir

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That’ll Be The Day ABBA Mania

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Glenn Miller Orchestra New Year’s Eve Classical Gala

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St Petersburg Ballet Theatre from 11 January

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The Mikado

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The Richard Thompson Band 7.30pm One Night of Queen 7.30pm Smooth Radio Family 7pm Concert

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Alexandra Burke

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Calendar of Events

December

Cantamus 23 December


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Pull Out Guide

Stalls

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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Alexander Romanovsky

The brilliant young Ukrainian pianist Alexander Romanovsky begins this Sunday morning concert with Mozart’s Sonata No.11, famous for its lively Turkish Rondo finale. Three of Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons offer a lyrical interlude before Rachmaninov’s Sonata No.2 ends the concert with a mix of sumptuous melodies and dynamic rhythms. Tickets £10 including tea/coffee and cake

Sunday 5 December 8pm

Thursday 9 December 7.30pm

John Wilson and Runrig 2013 Scottish Celtic Rock group the John Wilson InRunrig will celebrate 40 years in the music industry. Catch them Orchestra now before a break in touring A Celebration of the Classic MGM Musicals.

Following a sell-out televised performance at the BBC Proms, John Wilson is taking his hit Celebration of the MGM Musicals on tour, reuniting his all-star cast, including Sir Thomas Allen, Kim Crisswell and Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane. Backed by a dazzling seventy-piece orchestra they will perform best-loved music from Hollywood movies such as High Society, Singin’ in the Rain and The Wizard of Oz, the original full orchestral scores now living again in John’s spectacular recreations. You’ll know and love the songs, but wait till you hear them in widescreen!

in 2011.

Tickets £24

Friday 10 December – Doors 7pm

Only Men Aloud

Winners of BBC One’s Last Choir Standing in 2008, Only Men Aloud is a group unafraid to tackle music not normally associated with male voice choirs, their repertoire ranging from the 17th Century to the present day. With a top-twenty charting debut album, and their follow up, Band Of Brothers, this May receiving the Classical Brit Award for ‘Album of the Year 2010’, this concert promises an evening to remember.

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Sunday Morning Piano Series

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Sunday 5 December 11am

Tickets £29.50, £26 & £20

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Saturday 11 December 7pm

Diwali Gala

Diwali is one of the most popular Indian festivals with over a billion Hindus, Sikhs and Jains celebrating in India and throughout the world to welcome in the New Year. The Gala is a special occasion that provides an opportunity to witness the talent of children and young people from local voluntary and community organisations. Tickets £8 (NAAC members & concessions £6)

Sunday 12 December 7.30pm

Christmas with The Rat Pack

Take a trip back in time with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin as they perform at the famous Sands hotel. Accompanied by the fabulous Burrelli Sisters and The Rat Pack Big Band, the show features hit after classic Rat Pack hit, as well as some seasonal classics. Tickets £27.50, £24.50 & £21.50

Feed your soul with a FREE lunchtime concert. Live music in the Theatre Royal Dress Circle foyer.

Live at Lunch

Monday 13 December 1pm

Nottingham Trent University Chamber Choir performs a festive concert for Christmas

Thursday 20 January 1pm Music for Cello and Piano

Friday 25 February 1pm Nick Fletcher performs classical guitar

Tuesday 14 December 7pm Nottinghamshire County Council’s – Children and Young People’s Services presents

A Christmas Celebration

Including seasonal music and carols performed by more than 200 talented young people from across Nottinghamshire, the concert features performances from the Nottinghamshire Young People’s Choir, Concert Band and Red Hot Band together with the Nottinghamshire Schools’ Choir. Come along and join in the festive fun. Tickets £10 & £9 Concessions available General on-sale 22 November

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Conductor Wyn Davies Soprano Sarah Fox

Come and join us for an evening of hits from the West End, performed by four West End soloists and accompanied by the West End Theatre Orchestra. The programme will feature the best loved songs from musicals past and present, with a seasonal extra to make sure you are in the Christmas spirit.

The Hallé Best of the Christmas Concert West End Sarah Fox takes centre stage for The Hallé’s ever-popular Christmas concert. Equally at home in opera and musicals, she will be performing arias and songs by Mozart, Dvor˘ák and Sibelius together with Hollywood favourites such as Roger Edens’ Meet me in St Louis. There’s a feast of orchestral classics, too, from Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden to Offenbach’s Gaîté Parisienne, not forgetting Leroy Anderson’s whip-cracking Sleigh Ride. Tickets £32 – £10

Tickets £23.50, £21.50 & £18.50

Just the Tonic Comedy Club – Christmas Special Line up includes Sarah Millican and Milton Jones with further names to be announced.

Back by popular demand, Just the Tonic Comedy Club, Nottingham’s original comedy night, returns to the Royal Concert Hall for an evening of hilarious stand up.

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Thursday 16 December 7.30pm Friday 17 December

Saturday 18 & Wednesday 22 December 7pm

Family Carol Concerts

‘Consistently boasting the most interesting line ups in the country’ The Times

Bring the whole family to enjoy Christmas music at these ever popular, child-friendly concerts. The Nottingham Harmonic Choir, with the Thoresby Colliery Band, will lead the audience in a programme of well-loved Christmas Carols. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Please visit www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk or www.justthetonic.com over coming weeks for more news on line up, ticket prices and start time.

Tickets £15.50 – £8.50 Concessions available

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Wednesday 15 December 7.30pm


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Tuesday 21 December 8pm

The Australian Classic Rock Show Monday 20 December 8pm

The Bootleg Beatles

Re-live the sights and sounds of the sixties as the world’s premier Beatles tribute band returns with a spectacular two hour multi-media stage production featuring all the classic Beatles hits. Tickets £23.50

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Combining musicianship with a sound and lights show and animations, The Australian Classic Rock Show is two and a half hours of classic rock’s best moments. A virtuoso band will perform a mix of selected rock album classics from – amongst others – Supertramp, Dire Straits, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Genesis, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and The Who. Tickets £27.50

Thursday 23 December 7.30pm

Celebrating Christmas with Cantamus

The Cantamus senior choir scooped yet another 1st prize this year at the ‘Heart of Europe’ international choral competition giving them a total of 26 titles (including two World Choir Olympic wins). Consistently presenting a high standard has given Cantamus an enviable reputation throughout the world for over 40 years. Tickets £20, £15 & £12

Monday 27 December 7.30pm

That’ll Be The Day Brand New Show for 2010

Prepare to party this Christmas as That’ll Be The Day, the nation’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety show returns. This entertaining spectacular features a line-up of knockout hits from the 50s through to the 80s and, combined with wacky comedy routines, guarantees a feel-good party atmosphere. Tickets £22, £19.50 & £16.50


Abba Mania

If you are looking for an excuse to party, reminisce, or simply be entertained, then Abba Mania is the show for you. Featuring all the classic Abba hits including Mamma Mia, Voulez Vous, Dancing Queen, Winner Takes It All, and Super Trouper plus a whole lot more. Tickets £23 Under 16s – Half price

Get into the swing with the Jiving Lindy Hoppers and The Moonlight Serenaders, with Jan Messeder and Colin Anthony on vocals. Accompanied by the swinging Uptown Hall Gang jazz band, the concert features musicians who have worked with the orchestras of Benny Goodman, Nelson Riddle, Billy May and Frank Sinatra. Hear the original arrangements of classic wartime chart toppers including In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, and American Patrol as well as a tribute to The Rat Pack complementing all the old Glenn Miller favourites. The energy and excitement of this show will appeal to audiences of all ages. Tickets £18.50 – £15

sinfonia ViVA New Year’s Eve Classical Gala

Join sinfonia ViVA – with Timothy Redmond conducting – for the ideal concert to round off your old year and welcome in the new. The landscapes, legends and Nordic heritage of Scandinavia provide the inspiration for this concert. Featuring Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, Nielsen’s Maskarade Overture, Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor and his In The Hall of The Mountain King, Sibelius’s Finlandia, J Strauss II’s Wine, Women and Song, Tales from the Vienna Woods, and Champagne Polka, as well as Lumbye’s Champagne Galop. Tickets £31 – £9

Sunday 2 January 7.30pm

Johann Strauss Gala

Waltz back to the glittering ballrooms of 19th Century Vienna with a mix of music, song and dance from the Strauss Family. Featuring the Johann Strauss Orchestra and Dancers with sparkling soprano Amy Freston, the gala is directed from the violin by David Juritz. Programme includes Tritsch Tratsch Polka, The Blue Danube Waltz, Radetzky March, The Laughing Song (from Die Fledermaus), Thunder and Lightning Polka and Tales from the Vienna Woods. Tickets £26.50 – £19.50 27

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Tuesday 28 December 7.30pm

The Glenn Miller Orchestra – Back to the 40s

Friday 31 December 7.30pm

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Thursday 30 December 5pm


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Saturday 8 January 7.30pm

The Mikado

Starring Alistair McGowan – with an all-star cast of Savoyards – in a semi-staged concert performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s hilarious masterpiece. Set in the land of Titipu, the magical combination of Gilbert’s witty lyrics combined with Sullivan’s bountiful score brings this wonderful tale to life. Conductor Richard Balcombe with the London Concert Chorus and Manchester Concert Orchestra.

‘Mr McGowan certainly makes a big impression’ Daily Mail 2008 Tickets £29.50 – £19.50

Sunday 16 January 11am Sunday Morning Piano Series

Javier Perianes

Spanish pianist Javier Perianes is an acclaimed performer of Schubert and he begins this recital with the composer’s Four Impromptus, Op.90. Chopin’s Ballade No.4 is a fastmoving and fascinating counterpart to the colourful impressionism of Debussy’s Preludes. The finale, Manuel de Falla’s Fantastia Baetica, is an Andalusian wildcard – be prepared to be blown away by its exotic harmonies and flamencodriven rhythms. Tickets £10 including tea/coffee and cake

Friday 21 January 7.30pm

Saturday 22 January 7.30pm

Violin Nicola Benedetti Flute Daniela Koch

to promote his acclaimed new album, I Know That Name. With a back catalogue including How Long, Tempted and The Living Years, his soulful voice is known to millions around the world.

European Union Paul Carrack former frontman of Ace, Squeeze Chamber Orchestra The and Mike and the Mechanics returns The European Union Chamber Orchestra makes a welcome return with a lively programme and two wonderful soloists. Daniela Koch stars in Vivaldi’s soaring 3rd Flute Concerto and in Bach’s 2nd Orchestral Suite. Mozart’s Divertimento (K.138) reflects his teenage travels in Italy, whilst Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons captures the changes in the Italian landscape over a year. Leading British violinist Nicola Benedetti is the soloist in these evocative concertos. Tickets £32 – £10

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Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 January

As the 21st century world re-awakens to the true dance experience that is Russian classical ballet, there is no finer example than a company from the great city of St Petersburg. The schooling, training and technique is uniquely apparent in the performance of some of the world’s finest young dancers. It is this high quality and tradition that has given SPBT its renown for stylish readings of the classical repertoire. Accompanied by its own orchestra, the company presents Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty, both spectacular productions which have earned SPBT its worldwide scintillating reputation and rave reviews.

Tuesday 7.30pm, Wednesday 2pm & 7.30pm, Thursday 7.30pm

Prices

The powerful story of the doomed love of Prince Siegfried for the beautiful swan princess Odette has captured the hearts of ballet lovers the world over. This dramatic masterpiece offers passion and magic that few other ballets can even begin to rival.

WED 2pm Stalls Tier 1 Tier 2

Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 2.30pm & 7.30pm

The Sleeping Beauty

The enchanting tale of Princess Aurora, awakened from a cursed sleep by heroic Prince Florimund. With the glorious Rose Adagio, and Grand Pas de deux classique, Tchaikovsky himself called his masterpiece ‘a dancing symphony’.

£24 £24 £16

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Friends Discount Save £10 in the Stalls and Tier 1 for Tue 7.30pm

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Swan Lake

TUE – THU 7.30pm & SAT 2.30pm Stalls £31 £28.50 Tier 1 £31 £28.50 Tier 2 £22 £15

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St Petersburg Ballet Theatre

Under 16s, Registered Unwaged Save £6 in the Stalls & Tier 1 for Tue – Fri 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm Over 60s & Students Save £4 in the Stalls & Tier 1 for Tue – Fri 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm

Groups (10+) Save 10% Tue – Fri 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm

School Parties All tickets £8 in the Stalls and Tier 2 plus one free teacher ticket per 10 tickets purchased. Applies Wed 2pm Family Ticket £80 for 4 people (max.2 adults) in the Stalls & Tier 1 for Tue and Wed 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) No concessions in Tier 2 or for the Sat 7.30pm performance All tickets subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

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Saturday 29 January 7pm

Thursday 27 January 7.30pm Tuesday 25 January 7.30pm

Brendan Cole – Live and Unjudged

Joining Brendan will be former Strictly Come Dancing professionals Nicole Cutler, Andrew Cuerden, Hanna Haarala, Izabela Hanna, and accompanied by a 14-piece band and singers. Performing to the music of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Robert Palmer, Jennifer Lopez, Prince, Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé and Robbie Williams, witness the magic created on Strictly first hand by one of its most charismatic choreographers and performers. Tickets £29.50, £25, £20 & £17.50

The Richard Thompson Band The Dream Attic Tour

Dream Attic is a brand new project comprising songs written by Thompson during an inspiredthree-month outpouring. The material was recorded in real time during a series of West Coast shows with the latest line-up of the artist’s electric band comprising Pete Zorn (guitars/flute/sax/mandolin), Michael Jerome (drums), Taras Prodaniuk (bass) and Joel Zifkin (violin/mandolin). Thompson has been hailed by Rolling Stone as ‘a perennial dark-horse contender for the title of greatest living rock guitarist.’ Tickets £25 & £20

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106.6 Smooth Radio Family Concert

Friday 28 January 7.30pm

One Night of Queen

Since winning the Grand Final of Stars in their Eyes over a decade ago, Gary Mullen has toured with One Night of Queen around the world. With fantastic lighting, staging and sound, One Night of Queen will rock you guaranteed. ‘Fantastic!’ Sir Terry Wogan, BBC Proms in the Park 09 Tickets £18.50 & £16.50

Animal Magic!

Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra

Presenter Matt Baker (BBC Countryfile) Conductor Mark Heron Soprano/Narrator Michelle Todd Promoted by 106.6 Smooth Radio Join us for a musical safari as we meet creatures big and small. Featuring John Williams’ Hedwig’s Theme (Harry Potter), Elton John’s Circle of Life (The Lion King), Julian Nott’s theme from Wallace & Gromit, John Barry’s Born Free, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Memory (Cats), Stephen McNeff’s Four Tales of Peter Rabbit from the Beatrix Potter Suite, Vaughan-Williams’ The Wasps, Stravinsky’s Infernal Dance (The Firebird), Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie plus many more. Tickets £20 – £6 Family Tickets available


Alexandra Burke Two-time Brit nominated and X Factor winner Alexandra Burke takes to the road in her first UK tour. With her debut album Overcome now double platinum, don’t miss out as she performs all her hits including All Night Long, Broken Heels, Hallelujah, Bad Boys and Start Without You. Tickets £30

Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada Piano Natasha Paremski Weber’s Oberon Overture provides an opener to this concert of Romantic classics, performed by one of Austria’s leading orchestras. American pianist Natasha Paremski then takes on Brahms’s powerful 1st Piano Concerto before Beethoven’s 7th Symphony. Even in its quieter moments the spirit of the dance is never far away, and the finale really takes off, propelled by leaping rhythms and gravitydefying French horns. Tickets £32 – £10

Friday 18 February 7.30pm

Britain’s favourite girl group The Saturdays return following their sell out 2009 visit. With seven top 10 singles and 2 million records sold, don’t miss them this time round as they perform hits including Missing You and Forever Is Over.

Conductor Sir Mark Elder Violin Valeriy Sokolov

The Saturdays

Tickets £24

Limited availability

The Hallé

The North Sea off the Suffolk coast sets the scene for Britten’s Four Sea Interludes before the young Ukrainian Valeriy Sokolov gives his violin a Gaelic outing in Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, full of haunting folk tunes and lively reels. Tchaikovsky’s untimely end, just days after the première of his Sixth Symphony, has added extra poignancy to his most emotive musical statement. Veering from hushed tenderness to explosive power, the ‘Pathétique’ remains the ultimate Romantic roller coaster. Tickets £32 – £10

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Monday 31 January 7.30pm

Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra

Saturday 12 February 7.30pm

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Friday 4 February 7.30pm


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Sunday 20 February 11am

Wednesday 23 February 7.30pm

Sunday Morning Piano Series

Alexandra Dariescu

Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu concludes our Sunday Morning concerts with a rich programme beginning with Beethoven’s 32 Variations. Two pieces by Liszt make up the heart of the programme – his 2nd Ballade and his transcription of the famous Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde which captures the longing of Wagner’s opera. Completing the concert are Chopin’s Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise. Tickets £10 including tea/coffee and cake 32

Monday 21 February 7.45pm

James Blunt

James Blunt returns following his sell out 2008 visit performing songs and new material from his forthcoming album, Some Kind of Trouble. Tickets £29.50

An Evening with Lee Mead Plus Special Guest

Winner of Any Dream Will Do, star of West End smash Joseph and fresh from London’s latest box office hit Wicked, Lee Mead brings his live show to Nottingham. Performing hits from his West End triumphs and songs from his double gold selling debut album, Lee has been likened to a young Michael Ball. Backed by a superb band, don’t miss your chance to see Lee as a solo artist for the first time. ‘... an attractive singing voice lots of affable charisma’ The Times

‘... a West End star just waiting for a chance to shine’ Daily Mirror Tickets £27.50 – £22.50

Saturday 26 February 7.30pm

Lenny Henry – Cradle to Rave

Cradle to Rave is the brand new, one man show from Lenny Henry, fresh from his award-winning stint in Northern Broadside’s, Othello. Lenny returns to his roots with a funky, funny and touching show about the thing he loves most – music. Cradle to Rave is a musical journey, exploring the role music has played, and will play, at every stage of Lenny’s life from the womb to the tomb. Tickets £23.50


Friday 18 & Saturday 19 March 7.30pm Dance Consortium presents

Affectionately known as The Trocks, this company of professional male dancers presents an inspired blend of their loving knowledge of dance, their brilliant comic approach, and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces! www.danceconsortium.com ‘This is the funniest night you’ll ever have at the ballet’ Daily Telegraph

Repertoires: Swan Lake Act II Pas de Deux Go for Barocco Raymonda’s Wedding

‘The trocks deliver a kick from a steel toe-cap in a silky pointed shoe’ Daily Telegraph ‘Great comedians and great dancers’ Daily Telegraph

Prices FRI – SAT 7.30pm Stalls £27.50 Tier 1 £27.50 Tier 2 £20

£24 £24 £14

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Over 60s & Registered Unwaged Save £5 on top price tickets in the Stalls and Tier 1 Groups (10+) Save 10% 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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Founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts presenting a playful, entertaining view of classical ballet in parody form, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo first performed in the late-late shows in Off-Off Broadway lofts and is now treasured all around the world.

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo


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Tuesday 15 March 7.30pm

The Dubliners Tickets £22.50 – £18.50

Wednesday 16 March 7.30pm

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club

Sunday 27 March 7.30pm

10cc

Tickets £26 – £22

Featuring Omara Portuondo

Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 May

Tickets £32.50 & £28.50

Tuesday 26 April 8pm

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Midnight Tango

Monday 6 June 7.30pm

Tuesday 7 June 8pm

Psychic Sally on the Road

Tickets £36 & £32.50

Sally Morgan Tickets £21.50

Michael Ball

Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace have dazzled television audiences for six series of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. Now they have created their own live show, Midnight Tango, a breathtaking spectacle combining the drama, sensuality and elegance of this most exciting of dance forms. Set in a late night bar in downtown Buenos Aires, and featuring some of the finest Tango dancers in the world, Midnight Tango takes you on a journey into a heart of this intoxicating city. Tickets £32.50 – £21.50


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.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk

Conferencing and Banqueting

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.

Opening times

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

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.

Opening times

We also provide Banqueting facilities for a variety of functions; from bespoke celebrations to large-scale conferences for up to 2,500 delegates. For information on Conferencing and Banqueting please contact Kate Collins on 0115 989 5530 or e-mail kate.collins@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Two hours before performance – usually 12 noon for matinees and 5.30pm for evening performances. For further information, or to book a table, call 0115 989 5569 or e-mail nottinghamroyal@kudoshospitality.co.uk

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Let your business take centre stage

Business Opportunities

Our track record is proven for creating partnerships that last and we are keen to work with all businesses. 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. We can also help you reach new customers with direct access to our audience of over 24,000 patrons each week.

Hospitality

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.

• 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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Become a Royal Partner 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.

“ 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

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

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

“ We have been a partner for many years and see this key strategic relationship as invaluable in the development of our business” Trent FM

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 “ We are proud to be partners – it gives rooms and a dedicated host to ensure us a chance to prove that we provide your event runs perfectly. 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: Pirtek Solutions, French Living Restaurant, AGF Casting and Performing Arts, Talbot Street Car Park

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.


How to book your tickets Online

Please visit www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk Booking fee applies

In Person

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

Free Mailing List

Box Office open Monday to Saturday 9am – 8.30pm 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.

Box Office Information

Address

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

By Post

Make cheques payable to ‘The Royal Centre’

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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). Follow us on Facebook

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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.


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.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.

Access Information

Access Performances

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. 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.

 Audio Described

Aladdin Saturday 18 December 2.30pm & Friday 7 January 7.15pm Opera North – The Merry Widow Friday 25 February 7.30pm Hairspray Saturday 5 March 2.30pm

Sign Language Interpreted

Aladdin Wednesday 15 December 1.30pm, Sunday 19 December 1.30pm & Friday 14 January 7.15pm Opera North – The Merry Widow Friday 25 February 7.30pm Hairspray Friday 4 March 7.30pm

Captioned

Aladdin Saturday 8 January 2.30pm Hairspray Saturday 12 March 2.30pm

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

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Access Guide

General Information


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

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

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Tram

How To Find Us

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

Rail

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

Car

Follow signs for the city centre and the ‘Royal Zone’. There are several car parks within a 5 minute walk including Talbot Street, Trinity Square and The Crowne Plaza Hotel Car Park. See map for further details.

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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 & Royal Concert Hall Brochure - December 2010 - February 2011