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We’re just off Derby Road near St Barnabas Cathedral. Follow our banners on Maid Marian Way and Derby Road. We’re in Castle Zone.

Satellite navigation: Use postcode NG1 5AL Use M1 junction 25 (south) or 26 (north) and follow signs to City Centre and Castle Zone. Parking around Wellington Circus is metered during the day. There is a special rate of just £1 between 6 – 8pm. Parking after 8pm is free.

Public Transport Bus: 7 minutes walk from Market Square, 15 minutes walk from Victoria and Broadmarsh Bus Stations. Call Traveline on 0871 200 2233 for bus timetable information. nctx.co.uk trentbarton.co.uk Rail: 20 minutes walk from Nottingham Station. Call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 for train timetable information. eastmidlandstrains.co.uk Tram: 7 minutes walk from stops at either Market Square or the Royal Centre.

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Parking in the NCP car parks on Mount Street and St James’s Street is available at a special discounted rate of £5 for up to 7 hours. To claim your discount present your parking ticket to a member of our Front of House Team, who will validate it. There are also Park Mark Award car parks offering reduced rate evening parking on Upper Parliament Street and Talbot Street.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PLAYHOUSE! Photo: David Baird

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of our building. The ‘new’ Playhouse, designed by Peter Moro, is one of the landmark designs of 1960s modernist architecture, and now an icon in the city. To celebrate this significant milestone in the life of the building, and the variety and quality of work it has allowed us to offer audiences over five decades, we will be presenting a number of special events throughout the year. A highlight will be a gala performance of the pantomime in December 2013, 50 years to the day that the company presented extracts from Shakespeare’s Coriolanus on the new stage. More details of our anniversary celebrations, and special 50-related offers throughout the year, will be shared on our website and via our email list. To sign up to our email list please go to nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk We aim to bring you an ambitious and entertaining mix that demonstrates our continued commitment to tell funny, passionate and powerful stories. We are very proud to be bringing you the European premiere of The Kite Runner; adapted from a best-selling and much-loved book by Khaled Hosseini; you can also enjoy the magic of Nottingham’s ultimate pantomime, the humour and pathos of Alan Ayckbourn’s Joking Apart, and the brilliant I Was A Rat! from master storyteller Philip Pullman. As always, we thank our generous funders and national partners, helping us make theatre in the city, for everyone. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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Friday 2 – Saturday 17 November A Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Production in the Main House

“Guys like us that work on the ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong no place…” This powerful and gripping masterpiece tells the story of two outsiders in search of the American Dream. George and his simple-minded friend Lenny hatch a plan to leave their life of poverty behind and make a fresh start. The two men find work on a ranch and life looks good. But their arrival triggers a tragic chain of events that threatens to destroy the very dream which unites them.

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John Steinbeck’s

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Director Giles Croft Designer Michael Vale Lighting Designer Aideen Malone Sound Designer Drew Baumohl

TICKETS £7.50 – £27 (see page 43) FREE Post-show discussion & Free pre-show talk see page 32 schools information SEE PAGE 36 #ofmiceandmen

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Friday 30 November – Saturday 19 January A Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Production in the Main House

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He’s back! Kenneth Alan Taylor returns to the stage as Nurse Nellie Noggins in the ultimate Nottingham pantomime. John Elkington is the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, who has hatched a cunning plan to dispose of his niece and nephew in Sherwood Forest so that he can inherit their fortune. Can our favourite outlaw Robin Hood save the day and win the heart of Maid Marian? Together with hundreds, yes hundreds of Merry Men, Robin sets out on his biggest adventure so far!

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Filled with crazy slapstick jokes, song-anddance routines, stunning costumes and spectacular sparkly sets, it’s the perfect winter treat for all the family. Director Kenneth Alan Taylor Designer Tim Meacock Lighting Designer Jason Taylor Choreographer and Assistant Director Adele Parry Sound Designer Adam McCready Fight Director Philip d’Orléans

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CHRISTMAS dinner on stage – see page 38

Saturday 15 – Saturday 29 December

4 – 8 yrs

A Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Production in the Neville Studio

JACK

by Mike Kenny This magical play, with original music and inventive puppetry, tells the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. A gigantic tale of a little boy, some magic beans and a very hungry giant! Add in a bad-tempered chicken, a magic tablecloth and some golden eggs and you have all the ingredients for the perfect Christmas treat. Director Andrew Breakwell Designer Dorrie Scott Movement Director Kitty Winter Music Wayne Walker-Allen

ADULTS £8, CHILDREN £7

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Saturday 26 January – Saturday 16 February

‘…the most satisfying of all his plays so far’ Daily Telegraph

A Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Salisbury Playhouse Production in the Main House

Alan Ayckbourn’s

Joking Apart

Of all his seventy-six plays (so far!), Sir Alan Ayckbourn has frequently said that Joking Apart is one of his favourites. Played out in the same back garden over a twelve-year period, this painfully funny play explores the unrelenting themes of ageing, jealousy and unrequited love. Richard and Anthea are the ideal couple. Charming, generous and successful, they can’t help but attract loyal and loving friends. Can they? Is it possible that being friends with such a golden couple can have its downfalls? Could you actually come to loathe such lovable people, especially when they are so… well… ‘nice’? Richard, Anthea and their friends repeatedly gather to relax and compete, both on and off the tennis court, as their private agonies emerge to devastating effect.

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Photo: Fabio De Paola

Director Lucy Pitman-Wallace Designer Tom Rogers Lighting Designer Johanna Town Sound Designer Paul Dodgson Associate Director Zoe Waterman


Tuesday 26 March – Saturday 13 April 7+yrs A Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Production in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company, Ipswich New Wolsey and Teatro Kismet in the Main House

Philip Pullman’s

I Was A Rat! Adapted by Teresa Ludovico English version by David Watson

Philip Pullman’s glorious and gripping story is brought to life on stage for the first time in the UK. Combining humour, fantasy, and adventure this moving and darkly comic tale slowly reveals its connection to one of the most famous fairy tales of all time. “I Was A Rat!” insists a scruffy page boy who turns up one evening on the doorstep of old married couple Bob and Joan. But what is he now? A terrifying monster rampaging in the sewers? A money-spinning fairground freak? Or just an ordinary boy, though a little ratty in his habits? Full of music, fantastic physical performances and unforgettable images I Was A Rat! will surprise, delight and move audiences of all ages. Adapted and directed by Teresa Ludovico, Artistic Director of Teatro Kismet in Bari, Southern Italy, best known for their thrilling visual and physical productions. Director Teresa Ludovico Set and Lighting Designer Vincent Longuemare Costume Designer Luigi Spezzacatene Composer Frank Moon Sound Designer Dan Hoole

adults £13, CHILDREN £10 FAMILY TICKET £40 (4 tickets, max 2 adults) schools £9, BARGAIN SEATS £8.50 free Post-show discussion see page 32 schools information see page 36 #iwasarat 8

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Friday 26 April – Saturday 11 May

14+ YRS

‘Deeply Moving’

A Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse co-production in the Main House

Sunday Express

‘A devastating, masterful and painfully honest story’

The Kite Runner

Daily Telegraph

Adapted by Matthew Spangler Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini

“For you, a thousand times over” Based on Khaled Hosseini’s hugely popular international best-selling novel, The Kite Runner now makes its European stage premiere at the Playhouse. This haunting tale of friendship spans cultures and continents and follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and childhood friends, Amir and Hassan are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. Director Giles Croft Assistant Director Allie Spencer

‘Flies as high as theatre can go… heartfelt and stunning…’ Tucson Weekly

TICKETS £7.50 – £27 (see page 43) FREE Post-show discussion see page 32 #thekiterunner

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Critical acclaim for the book:

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VISITING DRAMA Tuesday 26 February – Saturday 2 March 7.45pm Wednesday & Thursday matinee 1.30pm A Custom/Practice and TEG Productions in association with the Almeida Festival production in the Main House

A Midsummer

Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

‘Ah me!… The course of true love never did run smooth’ Shakespeare’s great comedy is magically retold in a thrilling production which moves from a bleak modern, inner city school detention room to the fantastical world of kings and lovers, forests and fairies. This fast-paced, beautiful and inventive production will sweep audiences into a world full of passion and enchantment. This production was commissioned by the world-famous Almeida Theatre for its 2012 London festival and is touring using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

‘Energetic and imaginative… and a generous sprinkling of faerie dust’ Metro

TICKETS £17.50 CONCESSIONS £15 BARGAIN SEATS, SCHOOLS & UNDER 26S £10 GROUPS 8+ £14

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Friday 1 – Saturday 2 March 8pm

Friday 19 April 7.45pm

A Nick Makoha in association with mac Birmingham and Pippa Frith Production in the Neville Studio

Main House

My Father and Other Superheroes This is one man’s honest revelation of how pop culture raised him in the absence of his father. We follow Nick’s journey as he discovers what it takes for a man to become a hero, and how a hero can just be a man… Set across continents and eras, we follow one man’s journey from childhood to fatherhood as he comes to terms with the responsibilities of being a parent and his confrontation with his own father’s absence. TICKETS £10, CONCESSIONS £8 UNDER 26S £8 (LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE) 8 – 16 YRS £5

Reduced Shakespeare Company The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) (revised)

The Reduced Shakespeare Company bring their hugely popular show to the Playhouse following a ten year run in London’s West End. Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. TICKETS £18, CONCESSIONS £15 GROUPS 8+ £12, BARGAIN SEATS & UNDER 26S £10

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Friday 26 – Saturday 27 April 8pm The Gramophones in the Neville Studio

‘This show soars’ Fringe Biscuit ‘A touching and poignant story… very funny’ Broadway Baby

End to End

In April 2012 three women made a daring and unusual journey from one end of Great Britain to the other. Trusting only their resourcefulness and the kindness of strangers they made an 18-day, 874-mile journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats, completing their unusual expedition on as many varieties of transport as they possibly could. In End to End they share moments of their journey and encounters with a host of interesting and unusual characters. This is a story about friendship, the risks we take and the connections we make, which will leave you itching for your own adventure.

TICKETS £10, CONCESSIONS £8 UNDER 26S £8 (LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE)

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Photo: Richard Moran

dance

Tuesday 19 February 8pm

Monday 4 March 8pm

Main House

Main House

Retina Dance Company

Jasmin Vardimon Company

Corporalis explores the relationship between personal space, architectural space and threedimensional space; the exchange between the inside and the outside; the awareness of ones body and its relationship to the environment.

Exploring notions of what keeps our imagination free, this full-length dance theatre production promises breathtaking physicality with beautifully detailed and brutally visceral characterisation.

Retina has worked with Belgian architectural collective Ruimtevaarders to create an environment for one, two and four dancers. This unique space of colour, texture and sound builds a world that contains Retina’s trademark physicality, while evolving throughout this ‘performance meets installation’ experience.

Now a major force on the international dance theatre scene, the award-winning Jasmin Vardimon Company has enjoyed repeated sell-out success at Sadler’s Wells – book now to avoid disappointment.

Corporalis

TICKETS £12, CONCESSIONS £10 BARGAIN SEATS & UNDER 26S £8.50

Wednesday 17 April 8pm

Phoenix Dance Theatre returns to the Playhouse with a performance that is alive with music and sound.

Main House

Phoenix Artistic Director Sharon Watson’s latest work sees dancers blending movement and music to create a unique, abstract piece of theatre. Specialising in explosive, powerful dance, Douglas Thorpe’s duet features his trademark raw, visceral choreography. One of the country’s most exciting emerging talents, Jose Agudo’s new solo sees a single dancer fill the stage with physical, intense dance. Completing the bill is Richard Alston’s first work for Phoenix; a poignant piece that takes its inspiration from Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello.

Freedom

‘Beautiful. A deft theatrical touch’ The Observer

TICKETS £14, £16, £18 BARGAIN SEATS £10, UNDER 26S £8.50

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Phoenix Dance Theatre

Particle Velocity

TICKETS £14, £16, £18 BARGAIN SEATS £10, UNDER 26S £8.50

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Nottdance returns as one of Europe’s leading festivals, known for its innovative and entertaining programme and always with the question ‘What can dance be?’ Much of the festival programme is created by artists who have an on-going relationship with Dance4, including this UK premiere by Miguel Pereira. Another highlight is Guilherme Botelho’s hit show featuring 15 captivating dancers and a hypnotic soundtrack by Mexican electronica artist, Murcof. For more information about Nottdance visit dance4.co.uk

Tuesday 12 March 7.30PM & 9.30PM

Thursday 14 – Friday 15 March 8pm

Main House

Main House

Opus 49 Miguel Pereira

Sideways Rain Alias

Inspired by the story of the amateur artist and their relationship with dance and music, Miguel builds a work part archeology, part experiment, part testimonial. The theatre becomes a space in which the work of the artist and the audience itself speaks through sensation, memory, architecture and interaction to open up a new set of connections.

An extraordinary, hypnotic performance by award-winning contemporary dance company, Alias, based in Geneva.

And we dance why? For love. For necessity. Co-produced by Dance4 (UK) and Maria Matos Teatro Municipal (Portugal). With thanks for residency funds to Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. Produced by O Rumo do Fumo – supported by Presidência do Conselho de Ministros – Secretaria de Estado Da Cultura / Direcção Geral Das Artes.

Twelve dancers cross the stage, then again, tirelessly. They walk, run, fall, rise, stop then start again, driven by an inexplicable desire to run. Sideways Rain is a visual and physical metaphor of the primal force that animates all life. Since its creation in 2010, this work has been a big hit in theatres and festivals worldwide. Contains nudity.

TICKETS £14, £16, £18 BARGAIN SEATS £10, UNDER 26S £8.50

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playhouse folk

comedy

Supported by

Thursday 6 December 8pm Neville Studio

Roger Davies This Yorkshire musician is making a name for himself as one of today’s most entertaining contemporary acoustic folk singer-songwriters. His live shows, along with his second album Northern Trash, have received significant critical acclaim from audiences and press.

Sunday 10 February 7.30pm

Wednesday 20 February 8pm

Main House

Main House

Carl Donnelly

Pam Ann Around the World 2013

After a stunning set at the Nottingham Comedy Festival, this Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee now comes to the Playhouse. Join him as he reads choice excerpts from his unpublished and hugely embellished autobiography. As seen on Mock The Week and Russell bers mem ff Howard’s Good News. BSP 0% o TICKETS £12, CONCESSIONS £10

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Pam Ann takes passengers on a raucous journey from check-in to boarding to, hopefully, landing. Fasten your seatbelts, stow your designer hand luggage and prepare to be flown like you’ve rs mbe never been flown before. P me ff TICKETS £20, £23, £26

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Saturday 16 March 8pm Main House

Andy Parsons I’VE GOT A SHED

Following three sell-out national tours and numerous appearances on Mock The Week and Live at the Apollo, Andy is now embarking on his fourth show – his favourite yet – so come and get your dopamine fix. TICKETS £15 20 Book online at nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk or call 0115 941 9419

Sunday 16 December 7.30pm

Thursday 24 January 8pm

Main House

Neville Studio

Kate Rusby

Flossie Malavialle

This unmissable evening will feature songs from Kate’s two albums of Yorkshire-inspired songs and carols. It promises to be a truly rousing Christmas celebration!

Flossie Malavialle is a talented French singer whose voice is as tuneful as a lark, with a pureness of quality to stop you in your tracks. Her charismatic stage presence, gutsy guitar style, eclectic repertoire and franglais patter never fails to inspire those lucky enough to hear her.

at Christmas

TICKETS £25, under 16s £15

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music

Thursday 7 February 8pm

Thursday 28 March 8pm

Neville Studio

Neville Studio

The Old Fashioned

Patsy Matheson & Becky Mills

A cocktail of music from a group of musicians with a long and wide ranging pedigree. With a line-up of piano, upright bass, fiddle and vocal, occasionally augmented with clarinets, concertina and melodeon, the band performs songs and tunes, old and new, light and dark, still and sparkling. TICKETS £12.50

Previously part of Waking The Witch, these two songwriters, singers and guitar players have joined forces again with a sound that draws on folk, blues, R & B, jazz and rock, with an emphasis on intricate vocal harmonies. TICKETS £12.50

Thursday 18 April 8pm Neville Studio

James Findlay This BBC Young Folk Award Winner plays traditional English folk songs and ballads. James’s rich vocals and own distinctive guitar and fiddle style are inspired by the folk greats such as Nic Jones, The Watersons and Tony Rose. He released his debut album Sport and Play in 2011 to critical acclaim. TICKETS £12.50

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Thursday 21 February 7.45pm

Saturday 16 March 8pm

Main House

Neville Studio

The London Community

Randolph Matthews

Gospel Choir

Voce Solo

The London Community Gospel Choir is on the road again celebrating their 30th Anniversary Tour. Don’t miss out on a night of enriching and inspirational gospel music as LCGC takes you through their 30 year journey with momentous songs and narrative, showing just why they are the UK’s premier gospel choir. From performing on stage with the likes of Madonna, Kylie Minogue, James Brown and Sir Elton John to singing on the pitch at the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium, LCGC have performed worldwide with their outstanding and exceptional vocal talents. TICKETS £17.50, CONCESSIONS £15

Using only his voice, Randolph Matthews manages to push the boundaries of world beat blending his rich UK Caribbean upbringing with those of disparate cultures around the globe. This passionate interactive one-man show compromises of song and improvised motion through ethnic beatbox styles, beautiful soulful melodies and loops from around the world. TICKETS £10, CONCESSIONS AND UNDER 26S £8

‘Beautifully unhurried, splendidly languorous and unashamedly spiritual’ Flux Magazine

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SPOKEN WORD & TALKS

Saturday 23 March 4.30PM & 8PM Neville Studio

Phenomenal Women Join six of Nottingham’s most inspiring women of culture as we collaborate to bring you an afternoon and evening of mind, body and soul. Empowerment workshops, natural hair demos, live entertainment, craft and BeatFeet drumming workshops. Featuring promoter & Life Coach Rastarella, author Caroline Bell-Foster, stylists Shayaa and Royal Natty, with live music from Lisa Hendricks and Jude Winwood on the kora.

Friday 22 February 7.45pm

Neville Studio

Main House

Say Sum Thin 4

Blofeld and Baxter

with Tshaka Campbell Nottingham Playhouse’s resident Mouthy Poets will explore the themes of love, lace and revolution as part of Nottingham’s Festival of Words in two exciting evenings of performance, dance and music. They will be joined by Tshaka Campbell, whose poetry asks the world to ‘listen differently’. During the Saturday daytime there will also be free events at the Playhouse including open mics, performances, exhibitions and workshops. FRI 6.30 – 9.30PM PERFORMANCE £7 (£3) SAT 12NOON – 6PM FREE BUT PLEASE BOOK AT BOX OFFICE SAT 6.30 – 9.30PM IN CONVERSATION WITH TSHAKA & PERFORMANCE £7 (£3)

Photo: Gladys Udeh

Friday 15 – Saturday 16 February

Presented by Cultural Vibrations (Unity Through Music).

Workshops 4.30 – 6pm £7 (£5) Performance 8 – 10pm £7 (£5) Combined ticket (workshops & performance) £10

Memories of Test Match Special

Two of the titans of UK cricket bring a sidesplitting show full of memories from within the Test Match Special commentary box. Never before heard anecdotes of the most legendary players from the last forty years are finally aired. A sporting institution, Peter Baxter was the organising brain behind BBC Radio’s Test Match Special for 34 years and Henry Blofeld is one of Britain’s most loved broadcasters. Early booking is strongly recommended. TICKETS £18.50

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Monday 11 March 7.45pm

Monday 8 April 7.45pm

Main House

Main House

David Essex

Tony Benn

Pop star, film star, TV star, West End star and national treasure, David Essex will talk about his rags-to-riches life, as told in his number one bestselling book Over the Moon: My Autobiography. In association with Random House.

Tony Benn talks about his final instalment in his series of diaries, A Blaze of Autumn Sunshine: The Last Benn Diaries. Listen to some frank responses and entertaining anecdotes. In association with Random House.

TICKETS £15

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Illustration: Amy Schimler

for younger audiences

Saturday 15 – Saturday 29 December 4 – 8 yrs A Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Production in the Neville Studio

Magic beans, a huge beanstalk, a hungry giant, and a boy everyone thinks isn’t too bright – bring them together and what do you get? The story of Jack! Add in a bad-tempered chicken, a magic tablecloth and some golden eggs and you have all the ingredients for a magical traditional tale with a twist. This magical play, with original music and inventive puppetry, tells the story of Jack & the Beanstalk. It’s the perfect Christmas treat for 4 – 8 year olds and their grown-ups. Director Andrew Breakwell Designer Dorrie Scott Movement Director Kitty Winter Music Wayne Walker-Allen

Jack

by Mike Kenny

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Saturday 9 February 11AM & 2PM

4 – 8 yrs

The Pied Piper Theatre Company Production in the Neville Studio

My Big Little Sister

3 – 8 yrs

Main House

Michaela Strachan’s Really Wild Adventures

Tom can’t understand his little sister, Ruby, who always wants to be someone else: a pop star, a model, a princess. Ruby actually just wants to be a grown-up, with no one telling her what to do. But Mum says be careful what you wish for! A delightful, funny story about growing up, for 4 – 8 year-olds. ADULTS £7, CHILDREN £6

Friday 22 February 2pm

Michaela Strachan’s Really Wild Adventures is a rollercoaster ride through the alphabet jungle of animal rhymes. From antelopes to zebras, from orphaned orangutans to polar bear dentistry, this is a whistle-stop interactive show – a journey though the animal world full of poetry, movement, music and mystery. all tickets £12.50

Adults £8 CHILDREN £7

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guest hires Sunday 3 March 6.30pm Main House

Vanessa Millar Top 10 Saturday 23 February 7.30pm Main House

Episodes 2013 Saturday 23 March 11AM & 2PM

4+ yrs

Saturday 6 April 11am & 2pm

2 – 5 yrs

U.Dance is back! This annual sell-out event brings a wealth of dance and creativity from the county and gives talented young people an opportunity to showcase their work. With a live selection, the best groups go on to perform at the Midlands Youth (MY) Dance Festival on April 20.

A Sea Legs Puppets Production in the Neville Studio

A Dynamic New Animation Production in the Neville Studio

The Selfish Giant

Cloud Child

Tickets £8, Concessions £6

by Oscar Wilde

It’s a windy day: perfect for hanging out the washing. But there’s a surprise on the clothes line – a child from the clouds is caught up with the sheets! Can we make friends when we’re from different worlds? In DNA’s new show for under-5s, creative puppetry and inventive storytelling stimulate the imagination and immerse children in a story world.

MIDLANDS YOUTH (MY) DANCE FESTIVAL & FRINGE 2013

Since building a wall to keep the children out of his garden, the only visitors the Selfish Giant gets are Lady Snow and her friends. But one morning he hears the most beautiful music coming from his bedroom window, and is delighted with the sight that greets him. Sea Legs return to the Playhouse with their beautifully crafted puppets and a wonderful musical soundtrack to tell Oscar Wilde’s much-loved and touching story.

ADULTS £7, CHILDREN £6

ADULTS £7, CHILDREN £6

Saturday 20 April

Dance4 joins forces with DanceXchange, West Midlands for the biggest celebration of youth dance in the Midlands as live group selections are made throughout the Midlands. MY Dance Festival promises outstanding performances and a Fringe event produced by young leaders. For info and how to get involved visit dance4.co.uk Both performances are part of Youth Dance England’s U.Dance framework.

The Vanessa Millar School of Dancing present their tenth showcase of dance which includes ballet, tap, street, contemporary and salsa, as well as singing and musical theatre. TICKETS £15, CONCESSIONS £12.50

Friday 8 March 7.30pm Main House

Kangna This award-winning show from the University of Nottingham’s Hindu Society and Asian Cultural Society takes you on a journey to the heart of India, and features drama, breathtaking dance routines and musical performances. TICKETS £15

Saturday 9 March 7.30pm & Sunday 10 March 2.30pm Main House

Destiny

Sandra Taylor School of Dance The Sandra Taylor School of Dance celebrates over 30 years of dance excellence with their 2013 showcase. TICKETS £14

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Digital Art

A Carlton Operatic Society Production in the Main House

Peter Pan:

A Musical Adventure

digital stage

Based on J.M. Barrie’s original play. Carlton Operatic Society returns to Nottingham Playhouse with this classic adventure – suitable for all the family. This modern musical has soaring melodies, comedy, special effects, thrilling sword fights and of course flying!

TICKETS £12 – £22.50 family ticket £58 – £70* GROUPS 10+ 10% OFF (TUE – THU) * 1 full-price and 3 concessions or 2 full-price and 2 concessions. Not available on Premium or Bargain Seats.

Nottingham Playhouse has two performance spaces, the Main House and the Neville Studio which are available for hire by external companies. For more information please contact Rebecca Dallman on 0115 873 6210 or email rebeccad@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

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Digital Stage is a digital arts programme curated by The Cutting Room, which brings innovative and digital artworks to Nottingham Playhouse throughout 2012.

30 November – 25 January

Music by George Stiles, lyrics by Anthony Drewe and book by Willis Hall. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd, with permission from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

play Mwahaha, by Tom Hall and Graham Elstone 2012

Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 March 7.15pm Saturday Matinee 3pm

How many artists does it take to make you laugh? Come and find out! Play brings together a selection of artists who use humour within their work. Inspired by the annual pantomime at Nottingham Playhouse, which is filled with slapstick, jokes and witticisms, the exhibition explores how these methods interrupt reality, leaving us in fits of laughter. Will the artists succeed in making you giggle?

The final exhibition, Play will take over Nottingham Playhouse and CAST from 30 November – 25 January. Play will offer an alternative viewpoint to Nottingham Playhouse’s artistic programme. The Cutting Room are giving emerging artists the chance to win a £500 film commission. There is also an educational programmme of schools workshops to coincide with this exhibition. For details go to the-cutting-room.org

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Find Out More Post-show Discussions An opportunity to meet the cast. These events are free, take place immediately after the performance, and last approximately 30 minutes. Of Mice and Men Thursday 8 November Joking Apart Thursday 31 January I Was A Rat! Thursday 28 March (after evening show) Thursday 4 April (after matinee) The Kite Runner Wednesday 8 May

Take Part Opportunities for Young People Of Mice and Men pre-show Talk

Playhouse Young Company

Wednesday 14 November 6pm Find out more about the themes and background to John Steinbeck’s powerful and gripping masterpiece Of Mice and Men. Led by a lecturer from the University of Nottingham, this in-depth talk is free and gives a fascinating insight to help you get the most from the performance. Please book in advance through the Box Office.

Critics’ Circle

Are you 18 – 25 with some performing experience? Playhouse Young Company will develop your theatre skills, boost your CV, and offer you the chance to perform in a full-scale studio performance in July 2013. The audition for the Young Company is on Tuesday 11 December at 7.30pm. If you would like to attend, please email sarahs@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk 15 January – 26 March Tuesdays 7.30 – 9.30pm (excluding 19 February) £60 for 10 sessions (£50 BSP members)

Insight Packs Available for Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Productions. The packs are available to download from the show specific page of our website and give background information to the show and also feature interviews with cast and creative teams.

Mouthy Poets Mouthy Poets is Nottingham Playhouse’s resident poetry collective, producing exciting and inspiring events. So if you’re 16 – 30 and have an interest in the spoken word, the Mouthy Poets will help you create and command your words, voice and career.

Backstage Tours For more information please call Heather Perkins on 0115 947 4361 or email heatherp@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Critics’ Circle gives young people aged 14 and above the opportunity to attend Press nights and review Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company productions. Students receive free tickets for the show, take part in a workshop, and then submit a response to the play. For more information please email allies@ nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Arts Award We offer the Bronze Arts Award for students in Years 9 and 10, and the Gold Arts Award for Year 13 students or those taking a gap year. For more information please email allies@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Year 10 – 12 Work Experience We offer a two-week placement twice each year in term time. Please see page 36 for more information.

Every Friday 5 – 8pm

Mouthy Youngers

Due to overwhelming popular demand we have now created a Mouthy Poet group especially for 11 – 15 year olds!

Photo: Robert Day

Photo: Fabio De Paola

Every Monday 4 – 6pm

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Tickets for Mouthy Poets and Mouthy Youngers cost £2 per session. Sessions take place at Nottingham Playhouse. Please email mouthypoets@gmail.com or call Deborah on 0785245702 before attending, as on occasion the location does change. Book online at nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk or call 0115 941 9419 33


Take Part nottingham playhouse youth theatre Our Youth Theatres give children and young people the opportunity to train and perform in a professional theatre environment. We offer weekly sessions throughout term-time for ages 9 – 21. Junior: 9 – 11 yrs

Advanced: 14 – 21 yrs

Have fun learning theatre skills and developing your confidence in a friendly group led by Allie Spencer. Try your hand at drama games, improvisation and physical theatre.

Working with highly experienced drama practitioners, you will learn new skills, have fun, and develop a performance to share at the end of the week-long workshop. The cast and technical team for the Youth Theatre’s annual Main Stage production (summer 2013) will be chosen from the participants of this and our previous workshop.

January 16 – 27 March Wednesdays 4.30 – 6.00pm (excluding 20 February) £45 for 10 sessions, please contact the Box Office to book.

Intermediate: 11 – 14 yrs

Monday 18 – Friday 22 February 10am – 4pm £60 for five days, please contact the Box Office to book.

A chance to develop new theatre skills in a group led by Sarah Stephenson. Skills include devising and physical theatre techniques. Open to everyone. January 15 – 26 March Tuesdays 4.30 – 6.30pm (excluding 19 February) £45 for 10 sessions, please contact the Box Office to book.

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Take Part Opportunities for all ages Encore Encore is the Playhouse’s lively, friendly monthly theatre club for over 50s. Hear talks, watch rehearsals, see performances and take part in workshops. All are welcome and activities are suitable for everyone. Second Tuesday of the month 1.30 – 3.30pm. £50 for 10 sessions, please call the Box Office to book.

Playhouse Ensemble Are you keen on theatre? Want to act? 9 – 95 years old? Then join Playhouse Ensemble! Inspiring weekly sessions, led by Allie Spencer, will help you develop your drama skills, working towards a performance in 2013. 16 January – 27 March Wednesdays 7.00 – 9.00pm (excluding 20 February) £70 for 10 sessions

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Schools Our creative full-day workshops for primary schools are available throughout 2013.

Discover Through Drama: Years 4 – 6 A full day in-school workshop for up to 30 children, using drama to bring to life a period in history. Choose from the Egyptians, the Vikings, the Romans, the Tudors, Natural Disasters or World War II.

Play in a Day: Years 5 and 6 A chance for up to 30 children to make their very own play with a professional director. Choose from Henry VIII or Omutugwa (an African Cinderella story). Discover Through Drama and Play in a Day cost £250 + VAT (reductions available for multiple bookings). To book or for more information, please contact Kitty Parker on 0115 873 6203 or email kittyp@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Year 10 – 12 Work Experience We offer Year 10 – 12 students the opportunity to take part in a two-week placement at the Playhouse, to gain hands-on knowledge of working as part of a theatre company. The placements, which take place twice each year in term time, are for students interested in working as actors or stage managers. The next placement runs from 24 June – 5 July 2013 (weekdays), and the closing date for applications is 19 April 2013. To apply, please download an application form from the Education Section of our website. For further information please email upstart@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Teachers’ Resource Packs I Was A Rat! teachers’ resource packs are available from the Education Section of our website.

teachers go free One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased.

Illustration: Amy Schimler

Workshops

40 years of roundabout

Roundabout, the Playhouse’s acclaimed theatre-in-education company, is 40 years old in spring 2013. Founded in 1973 under the direction of Sue Birtwhistle, Roundabout’s remit was to create theatre-in-education productions for schools in Nottinghamshire. In the last 40 years we’ve expanded our reach and now perform our work regionally, nationally and internationally – but the majority of our performances still take place in local schools. We celebrate our anniversary with a production that reflects our aim throughout four decades: to create a programme of world-class work that is relevant, accessible and inclusive for all children and young people.

‘It’s great that our students can access such quality theatre. It is so age appropriate, a refreshing change from much of what is on offer.’

White Peacock by Gill Brigg We are delighted to announce that, to celebrate Roundabout’s 40th birthday, we are planning a new tour of White Peacock, our vibrant play for young people aged 11+ with profound and multiple learning disabilities and autism. White Peacock, written and directed by Gill Brigg, offers a unique experience rich in action, colour, sound, touch and emotion. It is performed inside a specially-constructed micro theatre for just six young people and their companions and features live music, singing, digital projection and Makaton signing. There will be a national tour in late spring 2013, after which the play returns to Nottingham for residencies in schools and family performances at the Playhouse.

Response from the 2010 schools White Peacock tour

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Backsta s Pas

FESTIVE FEASTS AND PERFECT PRESENTS

Give the gift of live theatre this Christmas!

PANTOMIME CHRISTMAS DINNER ON STAGE

Why keep it to yourself? With dramatic ticket discounts, two free preview seats and all kinds of extras, Backstage Pass membership makes a great gift at any time of year.

Sunday 9 December 7pm £75 per person (£60 BSP Members)

For more information about Backstage Pass see page two, call the Box Office on 0115 941 9419 or go to nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

‘Backstage Pass offers really good value and has got us back into attending the theatre regularly’

PLAY YOUR PART IN MAKING GREAT THEATRE Nottingham Playhouse is very proud to work with the following local businesses, whose support for our work is hugely important. Thank you so much to:

A one-off chance to enjoy a very special Christmas dinner on the set of our famous pantomime. The ticket price includes sparkling wine and canapés on arrival, a three-course Christmas meal, wine and coffee – all served to you on the set of Robin Hood & the Babes in the Wood. Expect some special guests and lots of festive fun.

Backstage Pass Member

Photo: Robert Day

A partnership with Nottingham Playhouse will benefit your company through marketing, targeted advertising, brand profile, client entertainment, staff motivation and corporate hospitality. Cost-effective, tailor-made packages are available for all businesses and budgets.

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LEAVE THE CAR AT HOME! It’s now even easier for you to get to Nottingham Playhouse on the bus:

Trent Barton – Zigzag Play

Nottingham City Transport – playhouse saver £1 Return

If you live outside Nottingham then Trent Barton’s new Zigzag Play Ticket offers you unlimited bus travel to the theatre for just £4.50 per day. The ticket covers all of your bus travel on the day of a show – you can use any Trent Barton bus (after 9am), changing as often as you like. Groups of up to five people can save even more. Tickets are bought on the bus – just show the driver your theatre ticket. Go to trentbarton.co.uk/zigzagplay to find out more.

You can now buy a £1 Playhouse Saver bus ticket when purchasing your theatre tickets from our Box Office or website. Tickets are valid on all Nottingham City Transport buses within the Greater Nottingham City area for one inward and one outward journey until the last bus at midnight.

The Big Wheel’s Journey Planner can help you plan the most efficient journey to Nottingham Playhouse travelineeastmidlands.co.uk

places to stay

There is level access to the auditorium on East Circus Street and we have a lift providing access to all levels from the main entrance. There are two adapted toilets. We have eight wheelchair spaces available in the Stalls. These can be booked through the Box Office. Wheelchair users and companions can purchase tickets for half-price (max. 2 tickets per person). Audio-described and Sign Language Interpreted Performances are indicated in the diary (pages 44 – 47). Captioned Performances are available for selected performances (see diary pages 44 – 47). In captioning, the words appear on a screen at the same time as they are spoken.

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay after coming to the theatre, we recommend one of our hotel partners. Hart’s Hotel is a three minute stroll from the Playhouse. A contemporary, 4-star boutique hotel with its own garden and car park. hartsnottingham.co.uk 0115 988 1900

Hart’s Hotel

Jurys Inn is a twenty minute walk from the Playhouse and close to Nottingham Railway Station and tramway. jurysinns.com 0115 901 6700 Park Plaza is a 4-star deluxe hotel a 5 minute walk from Nottingham Playhouse. parkplaza.com/Nottingham 0115 947 7200

access

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Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs are always welcome. Please advise the Box Office when booking. For those with partial hearing loss, Sennheiser Infrared Enhanced Hearing headsets are available. Please reserve your headset with the Box Office when booking. Publications are available in alternative formats on request. This brochure can be provided in Braille, large print, on CD, on audio cassette or as an MP3 file. Programmes for Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company productions are available in Braille or on CD – please order at least two weeks in advance.

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box office You can choose your own seat online at nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk You can also buy or renew your Backstage Pass online and make immediate use of your savings and special offers.

Opening Hours

10am – 8pm (6pm on non-performance nights) Two hours before the show on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

seating plan Groups save 20%* Come as a group of 8+ and save 20% on Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company productions and get one ticket free!* Groups of 10+ also save on tickets for pantomime (excludes 24 Dec and 19 Jan). To make booking easier, we can also negotiate a payment date that helps you plan your visit. Call the Box Office to book or for further information please call Heather Perkins on 0115 947 4361 or email heatherp@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Phone

*excludes pantomime

0115 941 9419

TICKETS FROM £7

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Theatre should be accessible for everyone which is why we offer tickets from £7 for community and charity organisations that might otherwise be unable to come to the theatre. Please contact the Box Office on 0115 941 9419 or email enquiry@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk marking your email HOTNIGHTS.

0115 947 6100

Fax

0115 924 1484

Online

nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk (online booking fee applies)

Email

enquiry@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Post

Nottingham Playhouse, Wellington Circus Nottingham NG1 5AF Nottingham Playhouse charges a £1 per order fee when booking by telephone or in person using a credit or debit card. Tickets paid by cash or Theatre Tokens, group or Hotnight bookings, or Backstage Members’ bookings are not subject to charge. For online bookings a fee of 5% will be made. Postage is available for all bookings for a 75p charge.

Exchanges

These seats on M row are reserved for wheelchair users and those with restricted mobility.

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If you cannot attend a performance for any reason, we will be delighted to exchange your tickets for another performance of the same show for a flat fee of £1. Your original tickets must be returned to the Box Office at least 24 hours before the original performance booked.

Of Mice and Men Joking Apart The Kite Runner

Environmentally Friendly

Peak

Bargain* £10 (£9)

Mid £17 (£14.50)

Top £22 (£19.50)

Super Seat £27 (£24.50)

Off peak

£9 (£8)

£15 (£12.50)

£20 (£17.50)

£25 (£22.50)

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As part of our audience development programme we reserve the right to introduce and withdraw ticket discounts and special offers at any time.

Matinee £8.50 (£7.50) £13 (£11) £13 (£11) £13 (£11) Previews £7.50 (£6.50) £10 (£8) £10 (£8) £10 (£8) Schools £8.50 £8.50 £8.50 £8.50

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playhouse diary

Fri 21

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Preview – cheaper performances before Press Night

Signed Performance – in BSL for deaf patrons (see page 41 for details)

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Press Night

Captioned Performance (see page 41 for details)

HN HotNIGHT – tickets from £7 (see page 42 for details)

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Audio-described Performance (see page 41 for details)

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november 2012 Fri 30

Robin Hood 7.30pm HN

December 2013 Sat 1

Robin Hood 2.30pm HN Robin Hood 7.30pm PN

Sun 2 Mon 3

HN Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm

Tue 4

Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm

Wed 5

Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm

Thu 6

Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm Roger Davies 8.00pm

Fri 7

Robin Hood 7.30pm Mellow Baku 8.00pm NS

Sat 8

Robin Hood 2.30pm SOLD OUT Robin Hood 7.30pm

Sun 9

Dinner on Stage 7.00pm

Mon 10

Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm

Tue 11

NS

Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm

Foyer Event – events that take place in the Playhouse foyers

Mon 24 Jack 11.00am NS Jack 2.00pm NS Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm

Wed 12

Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm SOLD OUT

Thu 13

Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm

Fri 14

Robin Hood

Sat 15

Jack 11.00am NS Jack 2.00pm NS Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm

Sun 16

Kate Rusby 7.30pm

7.30pm

Mon 17 Jack 10.30am NS Jack 2.00pm NS Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm Tue 18 Jack 10.30am NS Jack 2.00pm NS Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm Wed 19 Jack 10.30am NS Jack 2.00pm NS Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm Thu 20 Jack 10.30am NS Jack 2.00pm NS Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm

Tue 8

Robin Hood 7.30pm

Wed 9

Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm

Thu 10

Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm

Fri 11

Robin Hood 7.30pm

Sat 12

Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm

Sun 13 Mon 14 Tue 15

Robin Hood 7.30pm

Wed 16

Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm

Thu 27 Jack 11.00am NS Jack 2.00pm NS Robin Hood 7.30pm

Thu 17

Robin Hood 2.30pm SOLD OUT Robin Hood 7.30pm

Fri 18

Robin Hood 7.30pm

Fri 28 Jack 11.00am NS Jack 2.00pm NS Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm

Sat 19

Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm

Tue 25 Wed 26

Guest Hire

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Sat 22 Jack 11.00am NS Jack 2.00pm NS Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm Sun 23

NS Neville Studio – events that take place in our studio theatre

PSD Post-show Discussion (see page 32 for details)

Jack 10.30am NS Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm

Sat 29 Jack 11.00am NS Jack 2.00pm NS Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm Sun 30

Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm

Mon 31

Sun 20 Mon 21 Tue 22 Wed 23 Thu 24

Flossie Malavialle 8.00pm Joking Apart

7.45pm P/HN

Mon 28 Joking Apart

7.45pm P/HN

Tue 29

Joking Apart

7.45pm P/HN

Wed 30

Joking Apart

7.45pm

PN

Joking Apart

7.45pm

PSD

Sat 26 Sun 27

January 2013 Tue 1 Wed 2

Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm

Thu 31

Thu 3

Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm

February 2013

Fri 4

Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm

Sat 5

Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm

Sun 6

Robin Hood 2.30pm Robin Hood 7.30pm

Mon 7

NS

Fri 25

Fri 1

Joking Apart

7.45pm

Sat 2

Joking Apart Joking Apart

2.30pm 7.45pm

Mon 4

Joking Apart

7.45pm

Tue 5

Joking Apart

7.45pm

Wed 6

Joking Apart

7.45pm

Sun 3

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Thu 7

Joking Apart 1.30pm Joking Apart 7.45pm The Old Fashioned 8.00pm NS

Fri 8

Joking Apart

7.45pm

Sat 9

My Big Little Sister My Big Little Sister Joking Apart Joking Apart

11.00am NS 2.00pm NS 2.30pm 7.45pm

Sun 10

Mon 4

Jasmin Vardimon 8.00pm

Tue 5 Wed 6 Thu 7

Fri 8

Kangna 7.30pm

April 2013

May 2013

Mon 1

Wed 1

The Kite Runner 7.45pm

Thu 2

The Kite Runner 1.30pm The Kite Runner 7.45pm

Tue 2

I Was A Rat! 6.30pm

Wed 3

I Was A Rat! 1.30pm I Was A Rat! 6.30pm

Fri 3

The Kite Runner 7.45pm

Thu 4

PSD I Was A Rat! 1.30pm I Was A Rat! 6.30pm

Sat 4

The Kite Runner 2.30pm The Kite Runner 7.45pm

Fri 5

I Was A Rat! 6.30pm

Sun 5

Sat 6

Cloud Child 11.00am NS Mon 6 Cloud Child 2.00pm NS Tue 7 I Was A Rat! 2.30pm Wed 8 I Was A Rat! 6.30pm Thu 9 Tony Benn 7.45pm I Was A Rat! 1.30pm Fri 10 I Was A Rat! 6.30pm Sat 11 I Was A Rat! 1.30pm I Was A Rat! 6.30pm Sun 12 I Was A Rat! 1.30pm I Was A Rat! 6.30pm

Sat 9

Sandra Taylor 7.30pm

GH

Sun 10

Sandra Taylor 2.30pm

GH

Carl Donnelly 7.30pm

Mon 11

David Essex 7.45pm

Mon 11

Joking Apart

7.45pm

Tue 12

Joking Apart

7.45pm

Tue 12

Opus 49 7.30pm Opus 49 9.30pm

Wed 13

Joking Apart

7.45pm

Wed 13

Thu 14

Joking Apart Joking Apart

1.30pm 7.45pm

Thu 14

Sideways Rain 8.00pm

Sun 7

Fri 15

Sideways Rain 8.00pm

Mon 8

Fri 15

Say Sum Thin 4 Joking Apart

6.30pm 7.45pm

NS

Sat 16

Andy Parsons 8.00pm Randolf Matthews 8.00pm NS

Tue 9

Say Sum Thin 4 Joking Apart

12noon 7.45pm

NS

Sun 17

Sat 16

Sun 17

Wed 10

Mon 18 Peter Pan 7.15pm

GH

Wed 20 Retina 8.00pm Thu 21 Pam Ann 8.00pm Fri 22

Peter Pan 7.15pm GH

Thu 11

Peter Pan 7.15pm GH

Fri 12

I Was A Rat! 6.30pm

Peter Pan 7.15pm GH

Sat 13

I Was A Rat! 6.30pm

Sat 23

GH Episodes 2013 7.30pm

Sun 24

Maria Friedman 7.30pm

The Selfish Giant 11.00am NS The Selfish Giant 2.00pm NS Peter Pan 3.00pm GH Phenomenal Women 4.30pm NS Peter Pan 7.15pm GH Phenomenal Women 8.00pm NS

Sun 14

Fri 22

LCGC 7.45pm Sat 23 Michaela Strachan 2.00pm Blofeld & Baxter 7.45pm

Mon 18 Tue 19 Wed 20 Thu 21

Tue 19

Mon 25 Tue 26

A Midsummer 7.45pm

Wed 27

A Midsummer 1.30pm A Midsummer 7.45pm

Thu 28

A Midsummer 1.30pm A Midsummer 7.45pm

March 2013 Fri 1 Sat 2 Sun 3

Mon 15 Wed 17

Phoenix Dance

Thu 18

James Findlay 8.00pm NS

Fri 19

Reduced Shakespeare 7.45pm

Sun 24

Sat 20

Mon 25

Sun 21

Tue 26

P/HN I Was A Rat! 6.30pm

Mon 22

Wed 27

I Was A Rat! 2.00pm

Tue 23

PN I Was A Rat! 6.30pm

Wed 24

Thu 28

I Was A Rat! 1.30pm I Was A Rat! 6.30pm PSD Matheson & Mills 8.00pm NS

Thu 25

A Midsummer 7.45pm Fri 29 I Was A Rat! 1.30pm My Father 8.00pm NS Sat 30 I Was A Rat! 2.30pm A Midsummer 7.45pm I Was A Rat! 6.30pm My Father 8.00pm NS Sun 31 Vanessa Millar 6.30pm GH

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Fri 26

Sat 27

8.00pm

P/HN The Kite Runner 7.45pm End to End 8.00pm NS

The Kite Runner 7.45pm P/HN End to End 8.00pm NS

Sun 28 Mon 29

P/HN The Kite Runner 7.45pm

Tue 30

The Kite Runner 7.45pm PN

The Kite Runner 7.45pm PSD The Kite Runner 7.45pm

The Kite Runner 1.30pm The Kite Runner 7.45pm Kieran Goff 8.00pm NS The Kite Runner 7.45pm The Kite Runner 2.30pm The Kite Runner 7.45pm Richard Herring 7.30pm

STOP RESS! P SPECIAL OFFER! Don’t miss the chance to benefit from a very special deal at the Playhouse, by checking the inside front Sunday 24 February 7.30pm cover of this brochure Main Houseyou book. before

Maria Friedman A rare chance to hear one of Britain’s leading musical stars in concert. TICKETS £19, CONCESSIONS £17

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Staff Spotlight

CHRISTMAS MENU AVAILABLE FROM 30 NOVEMBER

DEREK GRAHAM: MEMBERSHIPS MANAGER Tell us a bit about what you do… I look after our membership scheme Backstage Pass – surely one of the best deals in British theatre!

What do you enjoy most about your job? I love meeting our members and sharing an extra glimpse of upcoming shows with them. What is the best thing you’ve seen or experienced at the Playhouse? A whole menagerie of highlights: tap-dancing penguins; a luminous hound and a white peacock; a shrew tamed and a goldfish electrocuted. Not all in the same show of course.

CAST is the perfect place to relax and enjoy great food and drink, all year round. RESTAURANT

Serving freshly made food cooked to order. Enjoy great food at a great price with our pre-theatre menu from just £13.95 for two courses. You can book your pre-theatre meal when you purchase your tickets at the Box Office or call CAST direct on 0115 952 3898.

What are you most looking forward to in the Spring 2013 Season? I Was a Rat! I really enjoyed reading the novel with my daughter and it sounds like the adaptation will be brimming with stagecraft and invention. What’s the most unusual thing you have been asked to do in your job? Last season I found myself interpreting for a French dance troupe at the post-show discussion: quelle horreur! I have also run around the streets of Nottingham dressed as an Ugly Sister on behalf of the Playhouse, but then that was voluntary.

BAR

The perfect place to unwind with friends. Serving a range of ice-cold continental beers, cocktails, cask ale, wines and champagne.

DELI

Deli-cious food on the go, or to eat in. With a variety of sandwiches, salad boxes, pastries, cakes and snacks, the Deli will keep you going throughout the day.

MUSIC MONDAYS

WELLINGTON CIRCUS, NOTTINGHAM NG1 5AN | 0115 852 3898

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FREE live acoustic sessions once a month in CAST. Featuring some of the best local musicians – see our website for details.

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Nottingham Playhouse Spring 2013 Brochure