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September – November 2010

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Still time to catch... It's MURDER this year in The Classic Thriller Season 2010

Tuesday 31 August – Saturday 4 September

The Country Girl Directed by Rufus Norris

The Country Girl is the powerful story of washed-up actor Frank Elgin. A desperate and demanding alcoholic, he is offered the chance to make his comeback by starring in the next Broadway play by hotshot director Bernie Dodd. Believing the actor’s long-suffering wife Georgie is the reason for his decline, Bernie strikes up a stormy relationship with her, but in 1950s New York, how far will a woman go to redeem the man she loves?

Now in its 22nd glorious year

Monday 2 – Saturday 7 August

Murder With Love

Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove – stars of the multiaward-winning Judge John Deed – are reunited in the roles played by Morgan Freeman and Frances McDormand on Broadway in 2008, and by Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly in the Oscar winning film. The play is directed by Rufus Norris whose credits include the Critics Circle and Evening Standard Award-winning Festen, and the Olivier Awardwinning, Cabaret. Bernie Dodd is played by Mark Letheren (Wire in the Blood, Silent Witness).

By Francis Durbridge

Monday 9 – Saturday 14 August

Murdered To Death

By Peter Gordon by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Plays Ltd

Monday 16 – Saturday 21 August

Anybody for Murder ?2

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

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All About Murder

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

Originally entitled ‘A Sting in the Tail’ By Brian Clemens and Dennis Spooner by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd

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

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

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Monday 23 – Saturday 28 August

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No concessions in the Balcony or for the Sat 7.30pm performance

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Starring Marti Webb and Mark Evans From the producers of South Pacific, 42nd Street, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers comes a brand new revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical, Oklahoma!

TUES – THU 7.30pm & SAT 2.30pm Stalls £29.50 £27.50 £25.50 Dress Circle £29.50 £27.50 Upper Circle £27.50 £25.50 Balcony £17 £13 WED & THU 2pm Stalls £22 Dress Circle £22 Upper Circle £20 Balcony £14

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FRI & SAT 7.30pm Famously opening with Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ Stalls £32 £29.50 £27 and containing a sumptuous score including songs Dress Circle £32 £29.50 Upper Circle £29.50 £27 The Surrey With The Fringe on Top, People Will Say Balcony £19 £15 We’re in Love, Many a New Day, I Cain’t Say No, and the rousing Oklahoma, don’t miss out on the emotional Save Money journey that is one of the most famous love stories in Friends Discount musical history. Save £7.50 in the Stalls and Upper Circle for

Starring Marti Webb as Aunt Eller (West End credits including Blood Brothers, Tell me On A Sunday, Evita, Cats), and Mark Evans (runner up in the BBC’s Your Country Needs You) as Curly. ‘ A rich, vibrant,exquisitely choreographed toe-tapper of a show.’ The Stage ‘There is sunshine and glamour galore’ The Argus ‘It’s a real treat. Catch it while you can.’ Liverpool Echo

Tue 7.30pm

Under 16s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £5 in the Stalls & £3.50 in the Upper Circle for Tue – Thu 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm Over 60s Save £3.50 in the Stalls & £2 in the Upper Circle for Tue – Thu 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm Groups (10+) Save 10% Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) No concessions in the Dress Circle, Balcony or for the Sat 7.30pm performance All tickets subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

Oklahoma Musical Theatre Workshop for 11 – 16 year olds Saturday 11 September, 10.30am – 12 noon Level 4 Foyer, Royal Concert Hall Cost: £4 per person Actor Joseph Pitcher (Will Parker in Oklahoma) will be leading this dance and drama workshop. Learn material from the show and explore your musical theatre skills in an intensive 90 minute session. Contact Box Office to book.

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Oklahoma!

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Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 September


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Monday 13 – Saturday 18 September

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Deliciously hilarious and critically acclaimed, Peter Hall’s production of Bedroom Farce embarks on a National Tour following its smash-hit run in the West End. Juliet Mills

Maxwell Caulfield

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Directed by Peter Hall

Oliver Boot

Ayden Callaghan

Award-winning actress Juliet Mills, daughter of John Mills and Mary Hayley Bell, and sister of Hayley Mills, leads an all-star cast alongside Hollywood husband Maxwell Caulfield. Highlights of Juliet’s career include the lead in American sitcom Nanny and the Professor, Passions, Wild at Heart and Billy Wilder’s Avanti! which saw her nominated for a Golden Globe. Maxwell is best known for his roles in Dynasty, The Colbys and Grease 2, as well as starring in Holby City, Casualty and Emmerdale in which he played smooth-talking millionaire Mark Wylde, whose dramatic demise sparked one of the biggest storylines of the year. The cast also includes Bruce Montague (Butterflies), Clare Wilkie (Eastenders), Oliver Boot (Holby City), Julia Mallam (Emmerdale) and Ayden Callaghan (Emmerdale). Four couples, three bedrooms, two celebrations, one blazing row and an illicit kiss (or two!) – Alan Ayckbourn’s ingenious comedy shines a brilliant spotlight on the trials and tribulations of suburban marriage. ‘Painfully funny. Both touching and in touch’ The Independent on Sunday

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‘Terrifically entertaining. Go!’ The Telegraph

Prices MON – THU 7.30pm & SAT 4.30pm Stalls £23 £21 £19 Dress Circle £23 £21 Upper Circle £21 £19 Balcony £15 £12 WED 2pm Stalls £19 Dress Circle £19 Upper Circle £17 Balcony £13

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FRI 7.30pm & SAT 8pm Stalls £25 £23 Dress Circle £25 £23 Upper Circle £23 £21 Balcony £17 £13

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Thursday 16 – Saturday 18 September

From the creators of The Gruffalo

Room on the Broom

The witch and her cat are flying happily along on their broomstick when a gust of wind blows the witch’s hat, bow and wand away into the night. With the help of a daft dog, a beautiful bird and a friendly frog, her belongings are retrieved. But this broomstick is not meant for five and – CRACK! – it snaps in two! When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? A magical, musical delight for children aged 3+. Running time 55 minutes. Watch a sneak preview at www.roomonthebroomlive.co.uk ‘ An enjoyable and energetic hour performed by a genuinely engaging young cast’ The Guardian

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THU 1.30pm, FRI & SAT 10.30am, 1.30pm All tickets £10

Family Ticket £34 for 4 tickets (max 2 adults) in the Stalls and Upper Circle Groups (10+) All tickets £8.50 with one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased

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Illustration Copyright: Axel Scheffler and Macmillan Children’s Books

Photographs Copyright: Simon Turtle

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‘How the cat purred and how the witch grinned as they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind’

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Adapted from the best-selling book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler comes a new stage adventure from the creators of The Gruffalo.


Tuesday 21 – Saturday 25 September

STOMP

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STOMP – the British theatrical sensation that has become a global phenomenon returns to Nottingham this September. With brand new routines, choreography and music, STOMP is now fresher, faster and funnier than ever. If you have never experienced STOMP, then this is your chance to see why this multi-award winning show thrills audiences around the world. With its unique combination of theatre, dance, comedy and percussion, eight performers use boots, bins, brooms and everything including the kitchen sink to hammer out an explosively feel good rhythm. Find out more at www.stomp.co.uk ‘ STOMP seems to suit all ages, ideal for those whose children are too old or too hip to be dragged to ballet or pantomime’ The Sunday Telegraph ‘ Exhilarating, entrancing, terrific’ The Independent

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TUE –THU 7.30pm, FRI 5pm & SAT 2.30pm Stalls £26 £24 £22 Dress Circle £26 £24 Upper Circle £24 £22 Balcony £16 £14

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FRI 8.30pm & SAT 7.30pm Stalls £28 £26 Dress Circle £28 £26 Upper Circle £26 £24 Balcony £18 £15 Supported locally by

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Under 16s, Over 60s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £4 in the Stalls & £2.50 in the Upper Circle for Tue – Thu 7.30pm, Fri 5pm & Sat 2.30pm Groups (10+) Save 10% for Tue – Thu 7.30pm, Fri 5pm & Sat 2.30pm Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) No concessions in the Balcony or for the Fri 8.30pm and Sat 7.30pm performances All tickets are subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

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The International Smash Hit


Tuesday 28 September – Saturday 9 October Prices

Lyrics by Tim Rice Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Having enjoyed sensational reviews, Bill Kenwright’s ‘Amazing’, ‘Superb’, ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues to enjoy huge success across the country with standing ovations at every performance.

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WED & THU 1.30pm, FRI 5pm Stalls £20 £17.50 £15 Dress Circle £20 £17.50 Upper Circle £17.50 £15 Balcony £13.50 £11.50 FRI 8pm, SAT 2pm, 5pm & 8pm, SUN 1pm & 4pm (Sunday performances week 1 only) Stalls £27 £24.50 £22 Dress Circle £27 £24.50 Upper Circle £24.50 £22 Balcony £17.50 £14.50

‘A superb piece of Keith Jack, the hugely popular runner-up who entertainment. I was finished just a hair’s breadth behind winner Lee Mead thrilled’ Daily Mirror in hit BBC series ‘Any Dream Will Do’, takes on the title role, having won the hearts of the nation with his ‘The show of the century’ sparkling charisma and sensational singing voice. Entertainment and News Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this musical is full of unforgettable songs including Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door To Me and One More Angel.

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Friends Discount Save £7.50 in the Stalls and Upper Circle for Tue 28 and Wed 29 Sept 7.30pm Over 60s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £6 in the Stalls & £4.50 in the Upper Circle for Tue – Thu 7.30pm & Sat 5pm

Under 16s Save £6 in the Stalls & £4.50 in the Upper Circle for Tue – Thu 7.30pm & Sat 5pm. All tickets £11 for Wed & Thu 1.30pm School Parties (10+) All tickets £11 with one free teacher per 20 tickets purchased. Available for Wed & Thu 1.30pm Groups (10+) Save 10%

Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) No concessions in the Balcony or for Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm & 8pm, and Sun 1pm & 4pm (week 1 only) performances All tickets subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

Please note that the Wednesday matinee and the Saturday first matinee will be performed by an alternate Joseph.

Audio Described, Sign Language Interpreted and Captioned performances – see page 47 for details

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

TUE – THU 7.30pm Stalls £25 Dress Circle £25 Upper Circle £22.50 Balcony £16.50

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Monday 11 – Saturday 16 October

PENELOPE KEITH and PETER BOWLES in

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

By Richard Brinsley Sheridan Directed by Sir Peter Hall

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

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It’s 1775 and the fashionable world descends on Bath, to take the waters, show off their finery, enjoy the gossip and pursue romance. Amongst them are some of the most extraordinary comic characters to grace the stage: the verbally misguided Mrs Malaprop, her absurdly romantic niece, Lydia Languish, the blinkered Sir Anthony Absolute, the blustering Irishman Sir Lucius O’Trigger and the bumpkin Bob Acres. Throughout the course of a single day these suitors, and schemers, and their servants, indulge in an assortment of hilariously extravagant intrigues before everyone is paired off to their own satisfaction.

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

£25 £22.50 £25 £22.50 £15

Much-loved actress Penelope Keith plays Mrs Malaprop alongside one of Britain’s most distinguished actors, Peter Bowles. The two starred together in one of the most watched British sitcoms of all time, To the Manor Born. The Rivals will see them sparring together on stage for the first time.

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The Rivals

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Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) No concessions in the Balcony or for the Sat 7.30pm performance All tickets subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability


THRILLER LIVE is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. Moonwalking its way around the world, it brings to life the sensational dancing and distinctive sound of Michael and the Jackson 5. With eye-popping multi-media effects and dazzling choreography, THRILLER LIVE is the first Jacksondedicated live theatrical experience ever. Expect your favourite Jackson songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and live band, including the smash hits I Want You Back, I’ll Be There, Can You Feel It, Off The Wall, PYT, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean and Thriller plus many more.  The Independent

 The London Paper

 The Daily Express

 The Voice

 What’s on Stage

MON –THU 7.30pm & SAT 4pm Stalls £29.50 £27.50 £25.50 Dress Circle £29.50 £27.50 Upper Circle £27.50 £25.50 Balcony £17 £13 FRI & SAT 8pm Stalls £32.50 Dress Circle £32.50 Upper Circle £30 Balcony £19

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Dance Workshop for Children Saturday 23 October, 1.30pm – 3pm

‘Dazzlingly well-drilled and brilliantly done’ Mail on Sunday ‘A total blast. The staging and constant brilliance of the musicians keep us riveted. A wonderful show’ Whatsonstage.com

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THRILLER LIVE

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Monday 18 – Saturday 23 October

Cost: £5. Suitable for children aged 8 – 12 years.

Dance Workshop for Adults (18+) Saturday 23 October – 5.30pm onwards Cost: £48. Suitable for 18+. A dance workshop to learn the Thriller dance routine. Package includes two course meal, top price Stalls tickets for the 8pm performance, and a show programme. Contact Box Office to book for either Thriller Live event.

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Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 October

Northern Ballet The Nutcracker

Uncle Drosslemeyer’s curious box of performing toys captivates the children and adults alike, but it is the wooden Nutcracker doll that enchants young Clara most. Share in Clara’s adventures as she is swept away by her Nutcracker prince into a magical winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes and the famous Sugar Plum Fairy. Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker brings to life everyone’s favourite Christmas story. Performed to Tchaikovsky’s enduring score, played live by the Northern Ballet Sinfonia, The Nutcracker awakens childlike imagination in us all.

Photos: Bill Cooper & Jason Tozer

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Christmas Eve in the twinkling drawing room of the Edwards’ family home. Amidst the commotion the fire crackles and the pile of presents grows ever taller.

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TUE – SAT 7.30pm Stalls £32.50 Dress Circle £32.50 Upper Circle £28.50 Balcony £15.50

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Friends of Theatre Royal and Concert Hall/Northern Ballet Save £8 in the Stalls & Upper Circle for Tue 7.30pm

THU 2pm Stalls £20.50 Dress Circle £20.50 Upper Circle £18.50 Balcony £12.50

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Under 16s, Over 60s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £4.50 in the Stalls & £3 in the Upper Circle for Tue – Fri 7.30pm 16 – 24 year olds All tickets £6 for Wed 7.30pm (can be purchased from Monday 11 October) Family Ticket £62 for 4 Stalls tickets (max 2 adults). Applies Tue – Fri 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm Groups (10+) Save 10% in the Stalls & Upper Circle for Tue – Fri 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm

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Audio Described performance – see page 47 for details

School Parties (10+) All tickets £7 in the Stalls and Upper Circle with one free teacher per 20 tickets purchased Applies Thu 2pm Concession Standby Any ticket £10 if purchased within 30 minutes of the start of the show. Only available to Under 16s, Over 60s, Registered Unwaged & Students – tickets subject to availability Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) No concessions in the Dress Circle or Balcony 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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TUE – THU 7.30pm & SAT 2.30pm Stalls £27 £25 £23 Dress Circle £27 £25 Upper Circle £25 £23 Balcony £17 £14

The Habit of Art A new play by Alan Bennett

Starring Desmond Barrit, Malcolm Sinclair and Selena Cadell After a sell-out success in London, Alan Bennett’s latest smash hit play comes to Nottingham. Oxford 1972. Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend, W H Auden. During this imagined meeting, their first for twenty-five years, they are observed and interrupted by, amongst others, their future biographer and a young man from the local bus station. Deeply funny and thought provoking, this new play reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion’s spent: ultimately, on the habit of art. A fabulous National Theatre ensemble includes Desmond Barrit, Malcolm Sinclair and Selena Cadell.

£20.50 £19 £20.50 £19 £12

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

£27 £24.50 £27 £24.50 £16

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‘An absolute cracker, wonderfully and sometimes filthily funny, but also deeply and unexpectedly moving’ Daily Telegraph

No concessions in the Balcony or for the Sat 7.30pm performance

Photos by: Johan Persson

Audio Described

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

Captioned performances – see page 47 for details

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Alan Bennett

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National Theatre on Tour

All tickets subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability Age Restriction (16+) Please be aware this production contains language and subject material that some may consider offensive

Post Show Discussion – Thursday 4 November Live at Lunch event – see page 30 for details

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Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 November

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Wednesday 17 November 7.30pm

Friday 19 November 7pm Saturday 20 November 2.30pm

The Merry Widow

The Turn of the Screw

An exuberant evening of fun and romance with glorious music, sumptuous period costumes and dazzling dancing, choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood.

Britten’s edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller is based on a chilling Henry James ghost story, recently televised by the BBC. 

The Adventures of Pinocchio

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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.

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With a glittering cast and creative team, this timeless classic will be a treat. Conductor: Wyn Davies Director: Giles Havergal Sung in English

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A governess fights to protect two children from malignant spirits, but are the spirits real or is the governess unstable? And what evil occurred before her arrival?  Britten’s hauntingly atmospheric music winds up the tension to breaking point, and this 1920s-set production will grip from first note to last. Conductor: Richard Farnes Director: Alessandro Talevi Sung in English Lasts approximately 2 hours 15 minutes

Dove and Middleton

‘Funny, poignant, tuneful, spectacular... Beg, borrow, steal or preferably buy a ticket’ The Times The irresistible story of the wooden boy who longs to be real is brought bursting to life in this musical tale for all the family. Enter a fairytale world full of colourful characters, spellbinding music, memorable songs and a magical set. This fantastical production captures all the inventiveness and charm of the original 1880’s creation.  Tickets £5 (Aged 16 and under)

Last approximately 2 hours 30 minutes

Conductor: David Parry Director: Martin Duncan

A co-production with Opera Australia

Sung in English Lasts approximately 2 hours 45 minutes A co-production with Chemnitz Opera

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Sign Language Interpreted / Audio Described Performances – see page 47 for details


The Merry Widow, The Turn of the Screw Stalls £46 £37.50 £27.50 Dress Circle £55 £49.50 £42 Upper Circle £41 £32.50 Balcony £23.50 £15

Find out first, fast and free Visit www.operanorth.co.uk for music, photos, interviews, videos and more behind the scenes. Click ‘Join our eBulletin’ on the website and be entered into a free draw with fabulous prizes to be won. Season ticket packages – save up to 15% The 2010–11 season includes the shows on the facing page, plus Carmen, Fidelio, From the House of the Dead and Weinberg’s The Portrait. 3 operas 10% off 4 – 5 operas 13% off 6 – 7 operas 15% off For more details, call the Box Office.

The Adventures of Pinocchio Stalls £32.50 £27.50 £25 Dress Circle £32.50 £27.50 Upper Circle £27.50 £22.50 Balcony £15 £12.50 Aged 16 and under: £5 tickets (max 4 per adult ticket purchased)

Save Money Under 18s / Registered Unwaged Save 50% Tue – Fri School Parties (10+) Save 50% in the Balcony with one free teacher ticket per 20 tickets purchased (Tue – Fri) Groups (8+) Save 20% Retired Over 60s Save 10% Tue – Fri Students Stalls tickets £10 Tue – Fri (full time students only) Customers with Disabilities and essential companion Save 50% (Stalls only) Concession Holders Subject to general seat availability – 20 tickets available at half price (max. 2 tickets per person and only available from 6pm on day) Under 26s Stalls tickets £7.50 (available from 6pm on day – subject to availability and excluding Dress Circle) All tickets are subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability. No further discounts apply on £5 tickets.

Pinocchio image Clive Barda

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A thirty minute introduction to the show. FREE but must be booked in advance. Len Maynard Suite 6.30 –7pm.

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Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 November

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Nottingham Operatic Society’s production of

TUE 7.30pm & WED 2.30pm Stalls £15.50 £14.50 £13 Dress Circle £15.50 £14.50 Upper Circle £14.50 £12 Balcony £11 £9.50

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A beautiful enchantress disguised as a beggar seeks refuge in the castle of a young handsome Prince. As he turns her away for the second time she reveals herself in her true form and casts a spell on him and the castle. The Prince is cursed as a Beast and he and his enchanted castle will never be freed until he loves and finds true love and kindness in return.  He has until the last petal of an enchanted rose falls. On a stormy night, to escape the ravages of wolves, a villager enters into the enchanted castle and into the clutches of the Beast. His beautiful daughter, in an attempt to save her father, offers herself so that her father may be set free.

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Will the spell be broken? Will love win out? Will the last petal of the enchanted rose fall before the Beast finds love? Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice Book by Linda Woolverton Originally Directed by Robert Jess Roth Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions Note: Nottingham Operatic Society is a non-professional performing company.

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WED & THU 7.30pm & SAT 2.30pm Stalls £17 £16 £14 Dress Circle £17 £16 Upper Circle £16 £14 Balcony £11.50 £9.50 FRI & SAT 7.30pm Stalls £18.50 Dress Circle £18.50 Upper Circle £16.50 Balcony £12

£16.50 £15 £16.50 £15 £10.50

Save Money Under 16s, Over 60s, Registered Unwaged, Students & Disabled Save £3 in the Stalls & Upper Circle, and £2 in the Dress Circle for Tue 7.30pm, and Wed & Sat 2.30pm Groups (10+) Save 5% (excl. Sat 7.30pm) Family Ticket £45 for 4 people (max. 2 adults) All tickets subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability


Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood directs an amazing company of actors and musicians in a new staging of the classic musical, CHESS. Two of the world’s greatest chess masters battle it out at the world chess championships but their greatest contest is for the love of one woman. Amidst political intrigue and international conspiracies, the American and the Russian fight to win the heart of Florence Vassy in a romantic triangle that mirrors the heightened passions of the Cold War all set to an explosive score by the composers of Mamma Mia and the lyricist of Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita. Written by Tim Rice and ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, CHESS has one of the greatest musical theatre scores of all time including One Night In Bangkok, Pity The Child, Anthem, You And I and, of course, I Know Him So Well which became a number one hit for Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson. Make your move now and book for the mustsee musical event of the year! ‘One of the best rock scores ever produced...!’ Time Magazine

Sign Language Interpreted Performance – see page 47 for details

MON – THU 7.30pm & SAT 2.30pm Stalls £32 £29.50 £27 Dress Circle £32 £29.50 Upper Circle £29.50 £27 Balcony £21 £15 WED 2pm Stalls £25 Dress Circle £25 Upper Circle £25 Balcony £18

£23 £23 £23 £14

FRI & SAT 7.30pm Stalls £35 Dress Circle £35 Upper Circle £32.50 Balcony £23

£32.50 £30 £32.50 £30 £16

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CHESS

Prices

Save Money Friends Discount Save £7.50 in the Stalls and Upper Circle, and £5 in the Dress Circle for Mon 22 & Tue 23 Nov 7.30pm Under 16s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £5 in the Stalls & £3.50 in the Upper Circle for Mon – Thu 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm Over 60s Save £3.50 in the Stalls & £2.50 in the Upper Circle for Mon – Thu 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

Monday 22 – Saturday 27 November

Groups (10+) Save 10% Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) No concessions in the Balcony or for Fri & Sat 7.30pm performances All tickets subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

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Saturday 4 December 2010 – Sunday 16 January 2011

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

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Aladdin

December 2010

Pantomime at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal will enter a new and very exciting dimension this year as television personalities Stephen Mulhern and Gray O’Brien lead the cast alongside a very unusual 3D co-star. Television presenter Stephen Mulhern (Britain’s Got More Talent, Animals Do the Funniest Things, Britain Does the Funniest Things) plays the title role of Aladdin. Known to millions from Coronation Street, Gray O’Brien plays Abanazar who will try to thwart poor Aladdin at every opportunity. Last year Gray was crowned ‘Villain of the Year’ at the British Soap Awards. Aladdin has all of the elements of a traditional family pantomime but with the added surprise of outstanding visual effects including a 3D Genie. Wearing 3D glasses, you will see the magical Genie rise from his lamp, rub the magic lamp as it hovers right in front of your nose and further 3D wizardry will transform the stage into cave of riches, where Aladdin finds his fortune. The show also features a wonderful 3D magic carpet ride.

Sat 4 Sun 5

2.30 1.30

7.15 6.00

Mon 6 Tue 7 Wed 8 Thu 9 Fri 10 Sat 11 Sun 12

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 13 Tue 14 Wed 15 Thu 16 Fri 17 Sat 18 Sun 19

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 20 Tue 21 Wed 22 Thu 23 Fri 24 Sat 25 Sun 26

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

Mon 27 Tue 28 Wed 29 Thu 30 Fri 31

2.30 2.30 2.30 2.30 2.00

7.15 7.15 7.15 7.15 5.30

January 2011

Save Money

Sat 1 Sun 2

No Performances 1.30 6.00

Mon 3 Tue 4 Wed 5

2.30 7.15 2.30 7.15 No Performances

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

Thu 6 7.15 Fri 7 7.15 AD Sat 8 2.30 CP 7.15 Sun 9 1.30 6.00 Mon 10 No Performances Tue 11 7.15 Wed 12 1.30 7.15 Thu 13 1.30 7.15 Fri 14 7.15 SLIP Sat 15 2.30 7.15 Sun 16 1.30 6.00

Prices WED 22 DEC – TUE 4 JAN (& ALL SAT PERFS.) Stalls £24.50 £22.50 £20 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 £19.50 £18 Dress Circle £21 £19.50 Upper Circle £19.50 £18 Balcony £13.50 £11 THU 6 – SUN 16 JAN 2011 (EXCL. SAT PERFS.) Stalls £20 £18.50 £17 Dress Circle £20 £18.50 Upper Circle £18.50 £17 Balcony £12.50 £10

Supported locally by

In association with

AD Audio Described

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See pages 20 & 21 for details of Education and Community work relating to this show

CP Captioned

SLIP Sign Language Interpreted

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


www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk Box Office: 0115 989 5555 Sign Language Interpreted, Audio Described and Captioned performances – see page 47 for details

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Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 February

Hamlet www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk

by William Shakespeare Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. 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.

Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 February The Birmingham Stage Company presents

All that lives must die, Passing through nature to eternity.

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

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

We present 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!

‘Wonderfully witty. Enters into Dahl’s quirky world with aplomb and enormous glee.’ The Times Tickets £15.50 – £8.50 18

Photo: Ela Hawes

If you’re looking for fizztickling fun and wizzpopping magic for all the family, then don’t miss George and his Marvellous Medicine!

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).  Tickets £29.50 – £12


Prices

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

MICHAEL STARKE & MICKY DOLENZ

Tuesday 1 – Saturday 12 March

Hairspray

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. Hairspray is the musical with everything – the ultimate feelgood 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!

‘Feel-good factor off the scale!’ ‘More than a musical, this is an Glasgow Herald extravaganza’ Bournemouth Echo ‘Big Hair, bigger laughs… a big hit’ Express & Star

‘With not a hair out of place, it’s full of life and laughter’

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

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

STARRING

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

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

Portsmouth News

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ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER ®

Saturdays 4 & 25 September, 6 & 27 November, 18 December, 8 January

The Magic Lantern Backstage Tours Cost: £4.50 from Box Office

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

Clowns, Jokes & Girls as Blokes

Friday 1 October, 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Education & Community

A 50 minute show that combines puppetry, storytelling, jokes and audience participation and introduces children to the history, traditions and magic of Pantomime. Set in a forgotten, but magical dressing room, two comical characters take the audience on a fun Panto journey. Discover the true meaning of ‘slapstick’! Who was the Egyptian Cinderella! Become a Panto villain!

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 mask-making. ‘A truly memorable experience’ Ivanhoe College

Details on website or for more information contact David Longford on 0115 989 5531 or email david.longford@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

Monday 8 November 7.15pm

A rare opportunity to see the company rehearsing and preparing for the evening performance. FREE but contact Box Office to book place.

Saturday 2 October, 12 noon – 1.30pm

Alvin Ailey – Masterclass

Royal Concert Hall Stage Cost: £6 per person

‘Fabulous… fun, educational and very entertaining’ Haddon Park High School

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Alvin Ailey – Open Rehearsal

Ezekial Bone takes you on a journey from Victorian England to the contemporary world of entertainment today. www.bonecorporation.co.uk

An advanced dance class – taught by an Ailey artist – suitable only for those working or training in dance as a career. The Masterclass includes a warm-up in the Horton technique and a challenging movement combination. Students must pick up fast and follow the fast pace of the class. To book contact Box Office.

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The Royal Company Storytellers present

Haunting Tales! An Evening of Ghost Stories

Len Maynard Suite Cost: £5 which includes complimentary glass of wine or juice As the winter nights draw in, enjoy an evening of ghoulish tales and other spine-chillers from our resident company of storytellers. You have been warned.


Thursday 28 October, 10.45am – 12.15pm

Ballet Explored Dress Circle Foyer Cost: £3.50

Thursday 28 October – 9.15am onwards

NBT Mature Movers – Dance Day for the Over 55s Three Day Dance Workshop with Northern Ballet for children aged 7 to 12 and 13+ Cost: £30 per student

Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 October

10am – 12.30pm (Junior Group – 7 to 12 year olds) 1.30pm – 4pm (Senior Group – aged 13+) Wednesday 27 October 10am – 1.30pm (Both Junior and Senior Groups)

Working with Caroline Burn from Northern Ballet’s Dance Education Team, as well as a Northern Ballet musician, this is a superb half-term opportunity for children and young people to create a new piece of dance (based on The Nutcracker) – to be performed on the Theatre Royal stage on the final day. No experience is required and all levels welcome. For an information pack – which includes enrolment details – contact David Longford on 0115 989 5531 or email david.longford@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Thursday 28 October (immediately following matinee performance)

Creating Nutcracker – FREE

Meet the Northern Ballet technical team as they demonstrate how the set, lighting and sound come together to create the production. No need to book, just stay after the show.

Friday 29 October, 9.30am – 10.30am & 11am – 12noon

NBT Mini-Movers – Dance Workshops for the Under 5s Len Maynard Suite, Royal Concert Hall Cost: £5 per child (Parent & carers FREE) A great opportunity for the Under 5s to dance with Northern Ballet. For more information about community work, visit the Education section of the website at www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk or alternatively contact: David Longford, Education Manager Telephone: 0115 989 5531 E-mail: david.longford@ nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Caroline Pope, Education Officer Telephone: 0845 872 0738 E-mail: caroline.pope@ nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

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Education & Community

Monday 25 – Wednesday 27 October

Cost: £28.50 per person Includes movement workshop, NBT talk, see the dancers’ daily class, buffet lunch and a ticket for the matinee performance.


Friends of the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall

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.

Friends Memberships

•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 Caroline Pope 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 0738 E-mail: caroline.pope@nottinghamcity.gov.uk Online booking forms available from ‘Friends’ section of website.

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Balcony

Upper Circle

Dress Circle

Stalls

Pull Out Guide

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

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STOMP from 21 September

September Day

Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Calendar of Events

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Dates Performances

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Mon Tue Wed Thu

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The Country Girl The Country Girl The Country Girl The Country Girl

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

Oklahoma! Oklahoma! Oklahoma! Oklahoma! Oklahoma!

7.30pm 3 2pm & 7.30pm 2pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm & 7.30pm 2.30pm

Bedroom Farce Bedroom Farce Bedroom Farce Room on the Broom Bedroom Farce Room on the Broom Bedroom Farce Room on the Broom Bedroom Farce

7.30pm 4 7.30pm 2pm & 7.30pm 1.30pm 5 7.30pm 10.30am & 1.30pm 5 7.30pm 10.30am & 1.30pm 5 4.30pm & 8pm

Stomp Stomp Stomp Stomp Stomp

7.30pm 6 7.30pm 7.30pm 5pm & 8.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm

27 28 Joseph 29 Joseph 30 Joseph

7.30pm 7 1.30pm & 7.30pm 1.30pm & 7.30pm

6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Mon 13 Tue 14 Wed 15 Thu 16 Fri 17 Sat 18 Sun 19 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Time

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Audio Described Performance /

THRILLER LIVE from 18 October

October Day

Fri Sat Sun

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Dates Performances

1 2 3

4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Mon 11 Tue 12 Wed 13 Thu 14 Fri 15 Sat 16 Sun 17 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Vocaleyes

18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

The Habit of Art from 2 November

November Time

Page

Joseph Joseph Joseph

5pm & 8pm 7  , 5pm & 8pm 2pm 1pm & 4pm

Joseph Joseph Joseph Joseph Joseph

7.30pm 1.30pm & 7.30pm 1.30pm & 7.30pm 5pm & 8pm , 5pm & 8pm 2pm

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The Rivals The Rivals The Rivals The Rivals Live at Lunch The Rivals The Rivals

7.30pm 7.30pm 2pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 1pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm

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Thriller Live Thriller Live Thriller Live Thriller Live Thriller Live Thriller Live

7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 8pm 4pm & 8pm

The Nutcracker 7.30pm The Nutcracker 7.30pm The Nutcracker 2pm & 7.30pm The Nutcracker 7.30pm The Nutcracker 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Sign Language Interpreted Performance

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Dates Performances

Mon 1 Tue 2 Wed 3 Thu 4 Fri 5 Sat 6 Sun 7 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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Mon 22 Tue 23 Wed 24 Thu 25 Fri 26 Sat 27 Sun 28

The Habit of Art The Habit of Art The Habit of Art Live at Lunch The Habit of Art The Habit of Art

Time

7.30pm 11 2pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 1pm 30 11 7.30pm & 7.30pm 2.30pm 

Nottingham Operatic 7.30pm Nottingham Operatic 2.30pm & 7.30pm Nottingham Operatic 7.30pm Nottingham Operatic 7.30pm Nottingham Operatic 2.30pm & 7.30pm Ludovico Einaudi 7.30pm Opera North Opera North Opera North Opera North Opera North

7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7pm 2.30pm

Chess Chess Chess Chess Live at Lunch Chess Chess

7.30pm 7.30pm 2pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 1pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Mon 29 Tue 30

Captioned Performance

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Kodo Drummers 21 October

September Day

Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

Dates Performances

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1 2 3 4 Hip Hop Heritage 5

6 7 8 9 Nottingham High School Speech Day 10 11 12

13 14 Sally Morgan 7.30pm 27 15 16 17 18 The Moody Blues 8pm 27 19

20 21 22 23 24 Jason Manford 7.30pm 27 25 Jason Manford 7.30pm 26 27 28 29 30

Nottingham Trent Freshers Armstrong and Miller Armstrong and Miller

8pm 8pm

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October Day

Fri Sat Sun

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Dates Performances

1 2 3

4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Alvin Ailey American Dance 7.30pm Alvin Ailey American Dance 7.30pm The Drifters 7.30pm

Blaze Blaze

7.30pm 7.30pm

Hallé Symphonic Rock UKBFF UKBFF

7.30pm 7.30pm

11 12 13 14 Frankie Boyle SOLD OUT 15 16 Dance Express 2010 17 Magic – A Kind of Queen

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Mon 25 Tue 26 Wed 27 Thu 28 Fri 29 Sat 30 Sun 31

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8pm 7.15pm 7.30pm

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John Barrowman 7.30pm The Illegal Eagles 7.30pm Tchaikovsky Symphony Orch. 7.30pm Kodo Drummers 7.30pm Jimmy Carr 8pm Al Murray 8pm

31 31 32 32 32 32

Rhod Gilbert

8pm

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Strictly Big Band Amy MacDonald Sounds Sensational Sunday Morning Piano Series

8pm 8pm 7.30pm

33 33 33

11am

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Ross Noble 5 November

November Day

Dates Performances

Mon 1 OMD Tue 2 sinfonia ViVA Wed 3 Christy Moore Thu 4 A Question of Sport SOLD OUT Fri 5 Ross Noble Sat 6 Nottingham Harmonic Choir Sun 7 Autumn Proms Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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Doors 7pm 34 7.30pm 34 8pm 34 Doors 7pm 8pm 35 7.30pm 35 3pm 35

Lars Vogt 7.30pm Brian Conley 7.30pm Four Seasons by Candlelight 7.30pm Born to Rock ‘n’ Roll 7.30pm John Bishop SOLD OUT 8pm Hallé 7.30pm Marcia Jones School of Dance 7.15pm

35 36

Mark Watson Squeeze Maximum Rhythm and Blues Sixties Gold

37 37 38 38

Jimmy Carr Discovering Music Jools Holland

7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

8pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

36 36 36 37

32 38 38

Lee Mack SOLD OUT 8pm 39 Lee Mack 8pm Nottingham Trent Awards New College Nottingham Graduation

Mon 29 Tue 30 Pixie Lott SOLD OUT

7.30pm

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Calendar of Events

Armstrong and Miller 28 & 29 September


Tier 2

Tier 1

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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Tuesday 14 September 7.30pm

Sally Morgan – Psychic Sally on the Road

Fresh from her TV series, Psychic Sally on the Road, Sally Morgan returns bringing her abilities and personality to the stage. Over the years, Sally has used her gift to help many people, with her reputation built from her close relationship with many high profile celebrities. Tickets £20.50 This performance is intended for entertainment purposes and has not been scientifically proven

Saturday 18 September 8pm

The Moody Blues Featuring Justin Hayward, John Lodge and Graeme Edge

A legendary band with an enviable repertoire and reputation, The Moody Blues remain one of the top-grossing album and touring bands of all time. Don’t miss your opportunity to witness these living legends in action. Tickets £37.50

Friday 24 & Saturday 25 September 7.30pm

Jason Manford

As seen on Live at the Apollo, Walk on the Wild Side, 8 Out of 10 Cats, and Jason Manford and Friends, don’t miss out on one of the best stand ups on the comedy circuit. Not suitable for Under 16s ‘A natural with the audience, warm, fun, engaging’ Manchester Evening News Tickets £20

The Armstrong & Miller Show – BAFTA Award Winners 2010 – Best Comedy Programme With their usual mix of the beautifully observed and the utterly barmy, Ben and Xander will be performing a parade of characters from their extensive dressing-up box and wig-store including The street-talking WWII chav pilots, Brabbins and Fyffe (the filthy alteregos of Flanders and Swann), Jilted Jim, Terry Devlin, the Frank Dad and many more. Tickets £20

STOP PRESS

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Box Office: 0115 989 5555

The Armstrong and Miller Show Live

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Tuesday 28 & Wednesday 29 September 8pm


Friday 1 & Saturday 2 October Dance Consortium presents

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

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What makes this company so special is the incomparable sense of joy, freedom and spirit which both the audience and dancers share together. Alongside this is their exciting repertoire of new productions and Ailey classics including a celebration of 50 years of the jubilant signature piece, Revelations. Under the Artistic Direction of Judith Jamison, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has become America’s cultural ambassador to the world, promoting the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience and the preservation and enrichment of the American modern dance tradition. For more information, please visit www.danceconsortium.com Running time (including two 20 minute intervals) – 2 hours 20 minutes ‘They danced so brilliantly, and with such dazzling, throw-away insouciance, that you wanted them to do it again just as soon as they’d finished!’ Evening Standard ‘Possibly the most successful dance company on the planet’ The New York Times

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s M. Rushing, B. Reed and R. Deshauteurs in Alvin Ailey’s Revelations. Photo by Andrew Eccles

Prices

Save Money

FRI – SAT 7.30pm Stalls £27.50 £24 Tier 1 £27.50 £24 Tier 2 £20 £14

Friends Discount Save £7.50 on top price tickets in the Stalls & Tier 1 for Fri 7.30pm

£22

Under 26s All tickets in the Stalls & Tier 1 £14 for Fri 7.30pm, and £21 for Sat 7.30pm Over 60s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £5 on top price tickets in the Stalls and Tier 1

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Groups (10+) Save 10% in the Stalls & Tier 1 Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) No concessions in Tier 2 All tickets subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

See pages 20 & 21 for details of Education and Community work relating to this show

Programme includes

SUITE OTIS (1971) Choreographed by George Faison

Otis Redding’s sassy, sizzling music sets the stage for George Faison’s playful battle of the sexes. IN/SIDE (2008) Choreographed by Robert Battle

The vivid emotions of Nina Simone’s Wild is the Wind play out in Robert Battle’s gripping solo.

Post Show Discussion – Friday 1 October

DANCING SPIRIT (2009) Choreographed by Ronald K. Brown

Set to music by Duke Ellington, Wynton Marsalis, Radiohead and War – Brown’s evocative choreography uses movement from Cuba, Brazil and the United States. REVELATIONS (1960) Choreographed by Alvin Ailey

Using African American traditional spirituals – this suite fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.


Monday 4 & Tuesday 5 October

Directed by top choreographer Anthony Van Laast, Blaze includes the talents of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ finalists Lizzie Gough and Tommy Franzen, and is sure to delight street dance junkies and newcomers alike. Experience the thrill of street dance as you’ve never seen it before!

Prices

Save Money

MON & TUE 7.30pm Stalls £25 £22.50 £20 Tier 1 £25 £22.50 Tier 2 £17.50 £15

Friends Discount Save £7.50 on top price tickets in the Stalls & Tier 1 for Mon 7.30pm Under 26 All tickets in the Stalls & Tier 1 £15 Over 60s, Registered Unwaged, Students Save £4 on top price tickets in the Stalls and Tier 1 Groups (10+) Save 10% Customers with disabilities 50% discount (Stalls only) No concessions in Tier 2 All tickets are subject to a credit/debit card booking fee, and are subject to availability

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Box Office: 0115 989 5555

Mixing nightclub vibes with West End production values, Blaze is an 80 minute high-energy, non-stop dance spectacular showcasing some of the hottest DJs, B-Boys and street dancers in the world.

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BLAZE


Photo: Sven Arnstein

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

Sunday 3 October 7.30pm

The Drifters

With album sales in excess of 114 million, this show features many of the group’s biggest hits from the ‘Bell Arista’ era, along with some lesser known and previously unreleased tracks. The concert also includes classic hits Saturday Night at the Movies, There Goes My First Love, Under The Boardwalk, Can I Take You Home Little Girl, You’re More Than A Number in My Little Red Book, Love Games, Hello Happiness, On Broadway, Kissing In The Back Row and many more. Tickets £20 & £17.50

Thursday 7 October 7.30pm

Hallé

Conductor Sir Mark Elder Piano Artur Pizarro Arnold Bax’s tone poem Tintagel is the atmospheric opener to the first concert in the Nottingham Classics 2010–2011 Season. It’s followed by Chopin’s lyrical 2nd Piano Concerto performed by the acclaimed Portuguese pianist Artur Pizarro. Prokofiev’s taut 5th Symphony guarantees a dramatic finish, its edgy high spirits recalling the energy and passion of his ballet Romeo and Juliet. Tickets £32 – £10

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

Friday 8 October 7.30pm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphonic Rock

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

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Live at Lunch

Thursday 14 October 1pm

Blues and Boogie Woogie piano from Henri Herbert

Thursday 4 November 1pm

Britten, Auden and the National Theatre A musical performance celebrating Britten and Auden with Matthew Scott,the National Theatre’s Head of music

Thursday 25 November 1pm

Rocio Bolanos performs music for clarinet and piano, including pieces by Brahms and Poulenc.

Monday 13 December 1pm

Nottingham Trent University Chamber Choir performs a festive concert for Christmas


Dance Express

The Tracy Quaife Theatre Dance School presents Dance Express 2010, a superb evening’s entertainment, choreographed and produced by principal Tracy Quaife. Pupils of all ages will perform in dazzling costumes to a wide range of musical styles, showing the many talents of our young stars of tomorrow. Tickets £12 Concessions Save £1 Disabled and carer £9

Magic – A Kind of Queen

Hear and see Magic proudly performing the music of Queen with a bigger line-up and a massive new sound. Joining Magic is keyboard player Dave Chapman who brings a powerhouse of sounds through hi-tech instruments and fabulous keyboard playing. If you have been to a Magic Concert before then you’ll know what to expect - if not, join the ever growing number of fans enjoying this remarkable live Queen experience. Tickets £16.50 & £15

Monday 18 October 7.30pm

Tuesday 19 October 7.30pm

Following his sell-out 2009 visit, John Barrowman returns to perform songs from his 3rd solo album, the self-entitled, John Barrowman. As with Another Side, and Music Music Music the concert celebrates his love of musical theatre and comprises favourite moments from Cats, Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys and Mack and Mabel to name a few.

The ‘Classics’ Tour

John Barrowman The Illegal Eagles

Tickets £37.50, £29.50 & £19.50

The Illegal Eagles bring you their strongest and most popular show to date with all the classic songs delivered in full Eagles sound and vision including Hotel California, New York Minute, Life in the Fast Lane, Tequila Sunrise, One Of Those Nights, Lyin’ Eyes, New Kid in Town, Take it to the Limit, The Long Run, Rocky Mountain Way, Witchy Woman and Heartache Tonight. ‘Accomplished & proficient players, and with beautiful and pitch perfect singers, the band worked their way through all the crowd pleasers… the standing ovation was fully deserved’ The Independent Tickets £21.50 & £19.50 31

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Tracey Quaife Theatre Dance School

Sunday 17 October 7.30pm

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Wednesday 20 October 7.30pm

Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio

Norwegian composer Ole Olsen captures the fateful spirit of The Wild Hunt of Thor in music that’s tinged with Wagner and Grieg before Sibelius’s Violin Concerto evokes a ruggedly beautiful Nordic landscape. The exciting young Russian Alena Baeva is the soloist. Rachmaninov’s 2nd Symphony shows the composer at his most inspired, its expansive melodies balanced by powerful rhythms and forceful brass. Tickets £32 – £10

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Thursday 21 October 7.30pm

Kodo

For nearly thirty years, Kodo has explored the boundless potential of the ancient Japanese drum, the taiko. Inspired by the powerful natural beauty of their home on Sado Island in the Sea of Japan, Kodo infuses traditional forms with fresh global influences to create new musical expressions that are utterly unique. Since 1981, Kodo has delivered over 3,200 performances in 46 countries, becoming Japan’s most acclaimed performing arts group. Tickets £25, £22 & £18

Friday 22 October & Monday 22 November 8pm

Jimmy Carr – Saturday 23 October 8pm Laughter Therapy Al Murray The Since the turn of the century, Pub Landlord – Jimmy has been a ‘fun slinger’ of international repute. Laughter Barrel of Fun Therapy is his ninth solo show. It’ll be an evening of non-stop jokes, gags and banter. If you’ve got a sick sense of humour, then maybe laughter is the best medicine.

Not to be taken if you have a sensitive disposition or an overactive moral compass. Recommended dose: one brand new show to be taken annually (I said annually). Not recomended for under 16s

Tickets £25

Al Murray The Pub Landlord is back on the road to roll out his Barrel of Fun, a brand new stand-up show for 2010. Britain’s best-known Pub Philosopher will be serving up his own special brew of bar room banter. ‘The way he integrates the crowd into the show is awe-inspiring’ The Times ‘A national treasure’ Daily Telegraph Tickets £25


Rhod Gilbert & the Cat that looked like Nicholas Lyndhurst With performances on The Royal Variety Performance, 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

Friday 29 October 8pm

From the raging razzmatazz of Harlem’s Cotton Club in the 20s, to the halcyon post-war days of swing and Sinatra’s bobby-sox girls, and the glamorous glitz of Las Vegas in the swinging 60s, Strictly Big Band is the show that puts the ‘show’ into showbiz.

Following the success of her 2007 debut This Is The Life, Glaswegian singer Amy MacDonald performs songs from this and her new album, A Curious Thing. With her folk-blues songwriting, powerful vocals and passionate delivery, and with a hugely successful world tour just completed, don’t miss out on seeing one of the most exciting new musical talents around.

Strictly Big Band

The heartbeat of the night will be a 26-piece orchestra, the perfect complement for spine-tingling performances by a roster of guest singers. Backed by a cocktail of tango, salsa, tap and jive dance routines, glittering costumes and classic archive big-screen footage, Strictly Big Band brings this golden era back to glorious life. Tickets £28.50, £26.50 & £24.50

Amy MacDonald

Tickets £22.50

Presenter Dominic Heale (BBC East Midlands Today) Take one award-winning, championship brass band, add a couple of hundred male voices and you get Sounds Sensational – Brass and Voices in Harmony. Following the hugely successful 2008 visit, the concert returns raising funds for Cancer Research UK and the Royal British Legion. Featuring the Military Band of the Blues and Royals and the combined might of six of the finest male voice choirs in the East Midlands, plus special invited guests The Orpheus (Grimsby and Cleethorpes) Male Voice Choir and The Eastwood Collieries’ Male Voice Choir. Tickets £25, £20 & £18 33

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Monday 25 October 8pm

Thursday 28 October 8pm

Sounds Sensational

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Monday 1 November – Doors 7pm

Sunday 31 October 11am Sunday Morning Piano Series

Cordelia Williams Winner of the ‘BBC Young Musician 2006’ Piano Final, Cordelia Williams opens the Royal Concert Hall’s Sunday Morning Piano Series with Chopin’s vibrant Mazurkas and Beethoven’s compact and characterful Bagatelles. Scriabin’s colourful Five Preludes then set the scene for a stunning finale in Ravel’s mesmerising Gaspard de la Nuit, still the supreme test of the pianist’s skill and imagination. Tickets £10 including tea/coffee and cake

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – History of Modern

Following the recent release of The History of Modern, their first album in 14 years, reformed British synthpop outfit Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark take to the road again. With co-founders Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys, plus Martin Cooper and Malcolm Holmes, this is the same classic 80s line-up that recorded the albums Organization, Architecture and Morality, Dazzle Ships and Junk Culture. The band will mix new songs with classic hits Sailing on the Seven Seas, Tesla Girls, So In Love, If You Leave, and Locomotion to create a distinctly contemporary live show Tickets £29.50

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Tuesday 2 November 7.30pm

Wednesday 3 November 8pm

Conductor André de Ridder Cello Natalie Clein

On the road since 1966, having made over 30 albums both solo and with prestigious bands Moving Hearts and Planxty, Christy Moore is regarded by many as one of Ireland’s most important and influential artists - ‘Ireland’s Woody Guthrie’. He will be accompanied on stage by well known musician and record producer, Declan Sinnott, whose relationship with Christy goes back to Moving Hearts days.

sinfonia ViVA

Music from the first half of the 20th century features in this concert from sinfonia ViVA, beginning with Stravinsky’s colourful ballet music for Pulcinella. Samuel Barber’s richly-textured Cello Concerto is performed by charismatic cellist Natalie Clein before Sibelius’s 3rd Symphony shows just how much a great composer can say in thirty minutes of brilliantly concentrated music. Tickets £32 – 10

Christy Moore

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Ross Noble Nonsensory Overload

Ross Noble follows the success of last year’s 160 date Things tour which not only ran for six weeks at London’s Apollo Theatre, but also filled arenas Down Under becoming the biggest live standup comedy gig in Australian history. Nonsensory Overload is Noble back, fresh from his travels doing what he does best - spinning forth hilarious nonsense for your amusement. Suitable for 15+ ‘Every night is different and every night is a total joy’ Time Out Tickets £21 & £19

Last Night of the Autumn Proms Saturday 6 November 7.30pm

Karl Jenkins and Bach The Harmonic Choir’s season opens with a radical combination of ancient and modern:

Karl Jenkins’ Requiem, which itself intersperses the traditional words of the Requiem Mass with settings of evocative Japanese poems, and J.S. Bach’s exquisitely glorious Magnificat, written nearly 300 years earlier in 1733. Tickets £18.50 – £10.50 Concessions available

Celebrate the autumn season with a riot of Classical blockbusters and flag waving. Classic after classic after classic including works by Verdi, Strauss, Brahms, and Puccini are crowned with a grand British finale including all your proms favourites Rule, Britannia!, Nessun Dorma and Land of Hope and Glory. Featuring the London Concert Orchestra directed by Stephen Bell. Tickets £26.50, £23.50 & £19.50

Monday 8 November 7.30pm

Lars Vogt

Powerful emotions lie beneath the wintry veil of Janác˘ek’s In the Mists – the impressionistic opener to German pianist Lars Vogt’s solo recital. In more serene mood, Schubert’s Piano Sonata No.18 mixes tranquillity with moments of intensity. A stern workout for any pianist, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No.32 is also very forwardlooking, its swinging rhythms even anticipating boogie-woogie and ragtime. Tickets £22 – £10 35

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Sunday 7 November 3pm

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Friday 5 November 8pm


Thursday 11 November 7.30pm

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Wednesday 10 November 7.30pm

Tuesday 9 November 7.30pm

Brian Conley

Showcasing sketches from his television series ‘The Brian Conley Show’, The Best of Brian Conley will be a complete entertainment spectacle featuring some of his most loved characters. Combining a mix of comedy, dancing and singing, the show allows Brian to share with audiences his roots in theatre. With special guests dare-devil Dangerous Brian, Larry the Loafer, Nick Frisbee and the legendary Al Jolson all set to make an appearance, this is a guaranteed hit for all to enjoy. Tickets £22.50, £20 & £17.50

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Four Seasons by Candlelight

A new programme of 18th century classics performed in period costume in an evocative candlelitstyle setting. Acclaimed violinist David Juritz conducts the Mozart Festival Orchestra with soloists Rachel Nicholls (soprano), Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet) and Martin Burgess (violin). Featuring Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Lascia ch’io pianga from Rinaldo; Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D minor; Albinoni’s Adagio; Stanley’s Trumpet Voluntary; Pachelbel’s Canon, and Clarke’s Trumpet Suite. The concert culminates with Vivaldi’s virtuosic, The Four Seasons. Tickets £24, £22 & £18

Original ‘dreamboats’, Marty Wilde, Eden Kane, and Jet Harris with Roxy Wilde and the Wildcats, join forces in a concert that will show they were Born To Rock ‘n’ Roll. With the arrival of rock n’ roll a whole new pop culture was born. Performing their own hits and collaborating live on stage, teen idols of their day, Marty, Eden and Jet show us how rock n’ roll – with its fusion of sound and rhythm – shaped the style of music that we listened to then and still do today. Tickets £22.50, £20.50 & £18.50

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Born to Rock ‘n’ Roll

Saturday 13 November 7.30pm

Hallé

Conductor Markus Stenz Piano Elisabeth Leonskaja Wagner’s Preludes to Act 1 and Act 3 of The Mastersingers of Nuremberg set the upbeat mood of this concert with Georgian pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja then joining The Hallé for Beethoven’s youthful 1st Piano Concerto. Positive energy also directs Schumann’s Rhenish Symphony, a journey through the Rhineland which pauses only for awe-struck reflection in Cologne Cathedral, wonderfully captured in Schumann’s most atmospheric music. Tickets £32 – £10


Concert to take place in Theatre Royal

If one man embodies the kaleidoscopic new musical world of the ‘user-generated’ age it is Ludovico Einaudi. Routinely topping audience polls from the classical to the avantgarde, Einaudi has become one of the UK’s most popular composers. For this special UK tour, Einaudi returns to a solo setting, playing some of his best known and much loved classics from critically acclaimed albums including Le Onde and I Giorni. Tickets £25, £20 (bench seats £10)

Marcia Jones School of Dance Step by Step XI

This is the eleventh show which has been produced and choreographed by Marcia Jones who teaches children of all ages from all parts of Nottingham. Both children and adults will be dancing to a wide range of musical styles. Her dancers have performed in pantomime at the Theatre Royal for the past eleven years as well as in performances of Annie and Hello Dolly. The show features music from the 1930s to the present day – all performed in a dazzling array of costumes. Tickets £13.50 & £9.50

Thursday 18 November 7.30pm

Mark Watson

The multi-award winning comedian and host of BBC’s We Need Answers, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, and a Mock The Week regular, plus star of cult Radio 4 series Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better, returns to the road with his most personal, surprising, and funniest show to date.

Squeeze ‘Spot the Difference Tour’ plus special guests The Lightning Seeds

South London’s favourite sons return to what they do best. Co-founders Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook are joined by fellow Squeeze favourite John Bentley, with the line-up completed by Glenn’s solo band-mates Stephen Large and Simon Hanson. Tickets £33.50

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Ludovico Einaudi Solo concert

Friday 19 November 7.30pm

Sunday 14 November 7.15pm

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Saturday 20 November 7.30pm

Wednesday 24 November 7.30pm

Maximum Rhythm ‘n’ Blues – The Manfreds Featuring original members Paul Jones, Mike D’Abo, Tom McGuinness and Mike Hugg with special guests Alan Price and Cliff Bennett.

The Manfreds perform their timeless anthems Do Wah Diddy Diddy, 5-4-3-2-1 and Mighty Quinn. Alan Price performs I Put A Spell On You, Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear, and The House That Jack Built, while Cliff Bennett completes the bill with hits One Way Live, I’ll Take You Home and Got To Get You into My Life. Tickets £23, £21 & £19

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra Sunday 21 November 7.30pm

Tuesday 23 November 7.30pm

featuring Gerry & the Pacemakers and The Searchers, PJ Proby & Chip Hawkes

BBC Radio 3 Discovering Music Concert

Sixties Gold

See Gerry and the Pacemakers perform How Do You Do It, You’ll Never Walk Alone, and Ferry Cross The Mersey, and The Searchers with Sweets For My Sweet and Needles and Pins. Sing along to P J Proby and Somewhere, Maria and Hold Me, or Chip Hawkes with Here Comes My Baby, Silence Is Golden, and Even The Bad Times Are Good. An evening of pure nostalgia for anyone wishing to be transported back to the great nights enjoyed in their youth. Tickets £25 & £22.50 & £20

BBC Philharmonic Conductor Juanjo Mena Soprano Katie Van Kooten Presenter Stephen Johnson Radio 3 Presenter Stephen Johnson introduces two contrasting masterpieces by Richard Strauss. Death and Transfiguration is a gripping voyage into the hereafter whilst the autumnal Four Last Songs find Strauss contemplating mortality in the final year of his life. American soprano Katie Van Kooten gives voice to this sublime swansong, accompanied by the BBC Philharmonic. Tickets £10

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Featuring Special Guest star Alison Moyet, and vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall. The show promises all the usual boogie-woogie fun for another trademark foot-stomping night out. Tickets £32.50


Compère Alan Dedicoat (Radio 2)

Friday 26 November 8pm (Limited Availability) ADDED DATE:

Saturday 27 November 8pm

Lee Mack

Critically acclaimed BAFTA-winning comedian Lee Mack returns with a hotly anticipated new show. Lee will be bringing his trademark brand of high energy banter, well crafted gags and sharp one-liners.     ‘Lee Mack’s star continues to rise… go and see what all the fuss is about’ Sunday Times ‘A masterclass in pure comedy’ The List Tickets £20.50

This concert commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain including Battle of Britain March by Goodwin, Fighter 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. 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

Motown’s Greatest Hits – How Sweet It Is

Celebrating 50 years of the sweet sound of Motown Featuring the all-time greatest hits of Motown legends 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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RAF in Concert

Friday 3 December 7.30pm

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Exclusive for 2011

Sunday 5 December 11am Sunday Morning Piano Series

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

Thursday 9 December 7.30pm

Friday 10 December – Doors 7pm

In 2013 Scottish Celtic Rock group Runrig will celebrate 40 years in the music industry. Catch them now before a break in touring in 2011.

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.

Runrig

Tickets £24

Only Men Aloud

Tickets £29.50, £26 & £20

Thursday 27 January 7.30pm 2011

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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Tickets £8 (NAAC members & concessions £6)

Monday 27 December 7.30pm

That’ll Be the Day Christmas Show Tickets £22, £19.50 & £16.50

Hallé Christmas Concert Tickets £32 – £10

Conductor Wyn Davies Soprano Sarah Fox

Friday 31 December 7.30pm sinfonia ViVA

New Year’s Eve Classical Gala Tickets £31 – £9

Saturday 18 & Wednesday 22 December 7pm

Family Carols Tickets £15.50 – £8.50 Concessions available

Sunday 2 January 7.30pm

Johann Strauss Gala

Monday 20 December 8pm

The Bootleg Beatles Tickets £23.50

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Diwali Gala

Wednesday 15 December 7.30pm

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Saturday 11 December Doors 6.30pm for 7pm start

Tuesday 15 March 7.30pm

The Dubliners

Tickets £22.50, £20.50 & £18.50

Tickets £26.50, £23.50 & £19.50

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The Restaurant, Celebration Packages and Conferencing

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

Celebration Packages

Conferencing and Banqueting

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

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

It is all hassle free, with everything organised for you. Packages can include: two tickets, interval drinks, three course meal with wine or Champagne, a bouquet of flowers, box of luxury chocolates, programme for the show and a host for either part or all of the evening.

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

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

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

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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

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Business Opportunities

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


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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.

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for the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall We strive to make our buildings and services accessible to all. For a more comprehensive guide to our access facilities, please contact the Access Officer on 0115 989 5609 or e-mail enquiry@royalcentre-nottingham. co.uk  For full online details visit www.royalcentre-nottingham and select the Access Overview page. Our Season brochures are available in Braille, Large Print, Audio CD and ‘word’ format. A ‘word’ 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  Audio Described

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

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

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Saturday 2 October 2pm Touch Tour time to be confirmed Northern Ballet’s Nutcracker Saturday 30 October 2.30pm Touch Tour and Workshop 10.30am – 1pm The Habit of Art Saturday 6 November 2.30pm Touch Tour Time 1pm Opera North Turn of the Screw     Wednesday 17 November 7.30pm       Touch Tour at 6.15pm Audio described by Vocaleyes Aladdin Discounts available for Saturday 18 December 2.30pm, and Friday 7 January 2011 7.15pm

Captioned

Oklahoma Saturday 11 September 2.30pm Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Saturday 9 October 2pm The Habit of Art Friday 5 November 7.30pm Aladdin Discounts available for Saturday 8 January 2011 2.30pm

Sign Language Interpreted

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Wednesday 29 September 1.30pm & 7.30pm. Interpreter – Paul Whittaker Opera North The Adventures of Pinocchio Saturday 20 November 2.30pm. Interpreter – Wendy Ebsworth MBE Chess Friday 26 November 7.30pm. Interpreter – Paul Whittaker Aladdin Discounts available for Wednesday 15 December 1.30pm, Sunday 19 December 1.30pm, and Friday 14 January 2011 7.15pm

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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

Tram

new! £1 travel tickets

How To Find Us

Leave your car at home and use the bus or tram to get to the theatre. Buy a £1 travel ticket redeemable at all tram stops and on all Nottingham City bus routes. See page 30 inside for further information.

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

Rail

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

Car

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

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

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