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Nottingham Playhouse Trust Ltd

Nottingham Playhouse's mission is world-class theatre, made in Nottingham and as diverse as the community it comes from. It creates up to 11 main stage productions and two to four touring 'Theatre In Education' productions each year. Nottingham Playhouse recreates classics, commissions and produces new writing, and stages challenging adaptations.

It tours nationally and internationally and is a mentor and umbrella organisation for creative talent across the region.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £1,347,000
  • 2013-2014: £1,377,981
  • 2014-2015: £1,413,809

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Time and the Conways - An interview with Director Fiona Buffini

Friday 12 September - Saturday 27 September 2014 Fiona Buffini, Associate Director at Nottingham Playhouse and Director of Time and the Conways talks to us about directing her first show for Nottingham Playhouse. “Remember what we once were and what we thought we’d be. And now this.” A World War has just ended. A seemingly happy family gather to celebrate a birthday party. Eighteen years later, we see that the future is far from the one they imagined that night. For more information see: http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/time-and-the-conways/ http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/about-us/interviews/interview-with-fiona-buffini/ Time and the Conways is sponsored by Nottingham Girls’ High School and supported by the Linbury Trust.

Equus - Nottingham Playhouse - 11 - 16 August 2014

Made famous to a new generation of theatregoers by Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe in 2007, but written in 1973, Equus tells the story of a teenage boy, Alan, caught between a religious mother and an atheist father, who finds friendship and companionship in horses. However, after a dramatic event when Alan inexplicably loses control, a child psychologist is called in to help him understand the cause of his actions while wrestling with his own sense of purpose. Trailer by Jacob Seelochan Filming by Ciaran Brown Equus is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd

The Kite Runner returns this summer

Don't miss the critically acclaimed production of The Kite Runner which captivated all those that saw it in our 50th anniversary season. 29 August - 6 September The Kite Runner returns to our stage ahead of a national tour this autumn. The play is an adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's bestselling novel by Californian playwright Matthew Spangler. The Kite Runner tells a haunting tale of friendship that spans cultures and continents and follows one man's journey to confront his past and find redemption. http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/the-kite-runner-2014/ BSP MEMBERS SAVE UP TO 50% The Khaled Hosseini Foundation is a non-profit organisation which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

Mass Bolero - A Tribute To Torvill & Dean

Featuring cameo appearances by Chris and Jayne themselves, this short film, Mass Bolero, was conceived and directed by Fiona Buffini, Associate Director of Nottingham Playhouse, in partnership with Dance4, Confetti Media Group and Spool and choreographed by Jeanefer Jean-Charles. Mass Bolero stars hundreds of people from Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and was made in the spring of 2014 in tribute to Torvill and Dean marking 30 years since their Olympic triumph in Sarajevo. For more information visit http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/news/mass-bolero-now-freely-available-to-watch-on-youtu/

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neat14

Here's a taste of the neat14 festival taking place across Nottingham 23 May - 1 June. neat14 is Nottingham's world class arts festival of theatre, art, dance, film, music and more. There will be premieres, pop-ups and performances across the city. Explore http://neatfestival.co.uk/2014/ to find out more...

Mass Bolero - Final Move

Be immortalised in a little piece of history Your opportunity to take part in Mass Bolero Tuesday 8 April, 11.30am at Nottingham's Market Square Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Torvill & Dean's Olympic win in Sarajevo, Nottingham Playhouse, in partnership with Dance4, Confetti Media Group and Notts TV, is delighted to invite you to participate in Mass Bolero. On Tuesday 8 April at 11.30am join us in Nottingham's Market Square as we film the final dance move of Mass Bolero. No dance experience is necessary but plenty of enthusiasm is essential. Filming should conclude no later than 12.45pm. So you can practice in advance, watch this YouTube film. The Mass Bolero film will launch neat14, (Nottingham European Arts & Theatre Festival) on May 23rd and will be featured on Notts TV. All participants will be invited to the premiere at Nottingham Playhouse. It would be helpful, though is not essential, if you could let us know in advance whether you will be coming. Simply email massbolero@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

The Threepenny Opera - show trailer

At Nottingham Playhouse until Saturday 8 March Catch this fun-filled, raucous and ritous show before it ends on Sat 8 March. Packed full of great songs and performances from a diverse group of brilliant performers. All performances include audio description and a creative combination of BSL interpretation and captioning. www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

The Threepenny Opera BSL synopsis of the show

This is the BSL synopsis for the show The Threepenny Opera. The Threepenny Opera is at Nottingham Playhouse 21 February - 8 March and then tours. For more information see http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/the-threepenny-opera/

The Threepenny Opera Trailer

The Threepenny Opera is a riot of a musical, for riotous times. Plays at Nottingham Playhouse 21 Feb - 8 Mar 2014 then on tour. For more information see http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/the-threepenny-opera/

The Threepenny Opera BSL Flyer

This is the BSL flyer for The Threepenny Opera at Nottingham Playhouse and includes details of all the fringe events we have programmed to complement the show. The Threepenny Opera is at Nottingham Playhouse 21 February - 8 March and then tours. For more information see http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/the-threepenny-opera/

My Judy Garland Life - audience reaction

My Judy Garland Life at Nottingham Playhouse until Saturday 15 February 2014 Following its press night this week, My Judy Garland Life has been applauded by critics and audiences for its sheer razzmatazz and showmanship. Sally Ann Triplett's performance as Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli has been hailed as remarkable. Packed with many of Judy Garland's best-loved songs, the show tells the story of growing up under the spell of a star. Box Office 0115 941 9419 www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Star of My Judy Garland LIfe, Sally Ann Triplett talks about playing Judy Garland

My Judy Garland Life is a touching and uplifting new play from Amanda Whittington, based on Susie Boyt's acclaimed memoir. The cast is led by musical theatre star Sally Ann Triplett, who will be taking on the role of Judy Garland. A Judy Garland fan herself, Sally Ann has appeared in numerous West End productions including; Cats, (New London Theatre), Chicago, (Adelphi Theatre), Guys and Dolls, (Piccadilly Theatre), The Rocky Horror Show (UK Tour) and Mamma Mia (The Prince of Wales and Gielgud Theatres). My Judy Garland Life takes you through the joy and heartache of hero worship. It tells Susie's story of growing up under the spell of Judy Garland and will feature Garland's best-loved songs alongside key moments in Susie and Judy's lives. The show promises to be an original take on the relationship between a fan and a star. For more information see http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/my-judy-garland-life/ My Judy Garland Life Friday 31 January 2014 - Saturday 15 February 2014

Amanda Whittington, adaptor of My Judy Garland Life discusses her approach to the story

My Judy Garland Life is a touching and uplifting new play from Amanda Whittington, based on Susie Boyt's acclaimed memoir. My Judy Garland Life takes you through the joy and heartache of hero worship. It tells Susie's story of growing up under the spell of Judy Garland and will feature Garland's best-loved songs alongside key moments in Susie and Judy's lives. The show promises to be an original take on the relationship between a fan and a star. For more information see http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/my-judy-garland-life/ My Judy Garland Life Friday 31 January 2014 - Saturday 15 February 2014

My Judy Garland Life - An interview with the director, Kath Rogers

Kath Rogers, Director of My Judy Garland Life talks about her ambition for the show. My Judy Garland Life is a touching and uplifting new play from Amanda Whittington, based on Susie Boyt's acclaimed memoir. My Judy Garland Life takes you through the joy and heartache of hero worship. It tells Susie's story of growing up under the spell of Judy Garland and will feature Garland's best-loved songs alongside key moments in Susie and Judy's lives. The show promises to be an original take on the relationship between a fan and a star. For more information see http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/my-judy-garland-life/ My Judy Garland Life Friday 31 January 2014 - Saturday 15 February 2014

Sally Ann Triplett sings The Man That Got Away at the launch of My Judy Garland Life

At the launch of My Judy Garland Life, Sally Ann Triplett who will be playing Judy Garland, treated the audience to a rendition of The Man That Got Away and a taste of what to expect from the show which opens in January. She is accompanied by Steve Sanders. My Judy Garland Life is a touching and uplifting new play from Amanda Whittington, based on Susie Boyt's acclaimed memoir is directed by Kath Rogers and stars Sally Ann Triplett as Judy Garland. My Judy Garland Life takes you through the joy and heartache of hero worship. It tells Susie's story of growing up under the spell of Judy Garland and will feature Garland's best-loved songs alongside key moments in Susie and Judy's lives. The show promises to be an original take on the relationship between a fan and a star. For more information see http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/my-judy-garland-life/ My Judy Garland Life Friday 31 January 2014 - Saturday 15 February 2014

Sally Ann Triplett sings at the launch of My Judy Garland Life

At the launch of My Judy Garland Life, Sally Ann Triplett who will be playing Judy Garland, treated the audience to a rendition of The Trolley Song and a taste of what to expect from the show which opens in January. She is accompanied by Steve Sanders. My Judy Garland Life is a touching and uplifting new play from Amanda Whittington, based on Susie Boyt's acclaimed memoir is directed by Kath Rogers and stars Sally Ann Triplett as Judy Garland. My Judy Garland Life takes you through the joy and heartache of hero worship. It tells Susie's story of growing up under the spell of Judy Garland and will feature Garland's best-loved songs alongside key moments in Susie and Judy's lives. The show promises to be an original take on the relationship between a fan and a star. For more information see http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/my-judy-garland-life/ My Judy Garland Life Friday 31 January 2014 - Saturday 15 February 2014

Who are your heroes?

To celebrate the arrival of My Judy Garland Life, a new play which sees Judy Garland transform a young girl's childhood, we're asking who your heroes are... This touching and uplifting new play from Amanda Whittington, based on Susie Boyt's acclaimed memoir is directed by Kath Rogers and stars Sally Ann Triplett as Judy Garland. My Judy Garland Life takes you through the joy and heartache of hero worship. It tells Susie's story of growing up under the spell of Judy Garland and will feature Garland's best-loved songs alongside key moments in Susie and Judy's lives. The show promises to be an original take on the relationship between a fan and a star. For more information see http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/my-judy-garland-life/ My Judy Garland Life Friday 31 January 2014 - Saturday 15 February 2014

Jack and the Beanstalk - 30 years of panto!

"Legendary" - The Guardian (Four stars ****) On until Saturday 18 January 2014. Kenneth Alan Taylor is back, for one last time! See him star as Dame Daisy in the same pantomime with which he began, Jack and the Beanstalk. Come prepared for melodious moo-sic, madness, cattlestrophic costumes and glitter aplenty in this magical winter treat for all the family. Jack may well have his head in the clouds, but he could do with a bit more fee-fi-fo-fun in his life. But when he udderly foolishly sells Buttercup the family cow for a handful of boring beans, oh yes he is in trouble! But he's about to climb new heights in this giant of a magical adventure! Joining Kenneth on stage are Playhouse favourites John Elkington, Rebecca Little and Daniel Hoffmann-Gill. For more information see www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/family/jack-and-the-beanstalk/

Launch of Nottingham Playhouse's 2013 pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk

Stars of our 2013 pantomime Kenneth Alan Taylor and Rebecca Little talk about Jack and the Beanstalk and 30 glittering years of pantomime at Nottingham Playhouse. Put some fee-fi-fo-FUN in your Christmas... Kenneth Alan Taylor is back, for one last time! See him star as Dame Daisy in the same pantomime with which he began 30 years ago, Jack and the Beanstalk. Come prepared for melodious moo-sic, madness, cattlestrophic costumes and glitter aplenty in this magical winter treat for all the family. Joining Kenneth on stage are Playhouse favourites John Elkington, Rebecca Little and Daniel Hoffmann-Gill. For more information see www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Charlie Peace Audience Reaction

CHARLIE CHARMS AUDIENCES AND CRITICS UNTIL SAT 19 OCT 2013 Following our press night on Tuesday, the reviews and audience comments are rolling in for this musical melodrama which is full of humour, music and riotous fun. One of the great villains of the Victorian age, Charlie Peace was a master cat burglar. His existence made good folk shudder as he stole money and pearls from right under their noses! His skill in disguise meant he evaded capture on many occasions, but even old Charlie couldn't get away with it forever. His antics made him a legend in his own lifetime. He was a favourite in The Illustrated Police News, The Penny Dreadfuls and even Madame Tussauds gave him a home. The audience are very much part of this production with a healthy amount of interaction welcome and the set, brought to life by renowned graphic artist Eddie Campbell's llustrations, has been hailed for its ingenuity and ability to transport us back to the Victorian era. Don't miss this this rollercoaster of a show in which Charlie takes you on his journey from petty thief to notorious criminal; from villain to hero. For more information see http://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/charlie-peace-his-amazing-life-and-astounding-lege/

Richard III at Nottingham Playhouse, 25 Oct - 16 Nov 2013

In this first major staging since the skeleton of Richard III was discovered, Shakespeare's Richard plots, calculates and murders his way to the throne in one of the most chilling portrayals of political tyranny ever seen on stage. The production explores the parallels between the devious Richard, who is full of paranoia, humour and irresistible charm, and our modern world of political monsters; men who have led campaigns of fear and oppression with seductive rhetoric and persuasiveness in the pursuit of absolute power. Ian Bartholomew was a huge audience favourite here as Arturo Ui in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and we look forward to welcoming him back as he plays the murderous and power hungry Richard, in one of the greatest and most thrilling of Shakespeare's roles. Praise for Ian Bartholomew in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui: 'A superb performance'- The Times '...as close to theatrical perfection as anybody has a right to expect.' -- The Stage For more information see: http://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/richard-iii/ Look out for 'Dig Deeper' our free Richard III fringe events.

Peter Duncan talks about playing the title role in Charlie Peace

Former Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan talks about playing the title role in Charlie Peace - His Amazing Life and Astounding Legend. Peter stars alongside Norman Pace who was famously part of the award winning comedy duo, Hale & Pace. Charlie Peace - His Amazing Life and Astounding Legend is full of humour, music and riotous fun as it tells the story of one of the great villains of the Victorian age. Peter is interviewed by Neil Bull, Assistant Director on Charlie Peace - His Amazing Life and Astounding Legend. Find out more at http://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/what... #charliepeace #np50

Norman Pace talks about his role in Charlie Peace

Norman Pace talks about his career and role as the 'Showman' in Charlie Peace - His Amazing Life and Astounding Legend. Norman stars alongside former Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan. Norman was famously part of the award winning comedy duo, Hale & Pace. Charlie Peace - His Amazing Life and Astounding Legend is full of humour, music and riotous fun as it tells the story of one of the great villains of the Victorian age. Norman is interviewed by Neil Bull, Assistant Director on Charlie Peace - His Amazing Life and Astounding Legend. Find out more at http://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/charlie-peace-his-amazing-life-and-astounding-lege/ #charliepeace #np50

Trailer for Charlie Peace - His Amazing Life and Astounding Legend

Starring former Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan and Norman Pace, who was famously part of the award winning comedy duo, Hale & Pace, Charlie Peace - His Amazing Life and Astounding Legend is full of humour, music and riotous fun as it tells the story of one of the great villains of the Victorian age. Find out more at http://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/charlie-peace-his-amazing-life-and-astounding-lege/ #charliepeace #np50

ENRON at Nottingham Playhouse 8-10 August 2013

Inspired by one of the most infamous financial scandals of recent times, this is a story of how thousands of Americans lost faith in a system that rewarded those at the top, whilst those at the bottom lost everything. Following Woyzeck (2012) and The Trial (2011) Nottingham Playhouse Youth Theatre now bring this remarkable story about power, deception and humiliation to the stage. Box Office 0115 941 9419 www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk Tickets £8 (£6 Concs & Under 26s) Creative Team Director Sarah Stephenson Designer Sarah Lewis Lighting Designer Stephanie Bartle Trailer by Youth Theatre member, Jacob Seelochan 14+ Contains strong language

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