The Nottingham New Theatre

Some Dates for your Diary

Posted on: September 23rd, 2014 by Felicity Chilver No Comments

Hello old hands and new, and welcome (back) to the Nottingham New Theatre!
Our calendar this term has had a bit of a reshuffle from previous years, so here are the key dates to keep note of in your diary. Of course, you should also keep an eye on our facebook page and our twitter, as we’ll be adding more events and info as we get closer to the times!

Fresher’s Welcome Event – Thursday 25th September at 1pm / 3pm

If you’re new to the theatre, come along and hear about all the wonderful opportunities we have to offer, sign up for shadowing opportunities and also learn how you can take part in our first show of the year, Fresher’s Fringe!

Proposals Advice Meeting – Monday 29th September at 5pm

If you’re interested in proposing a play for the in-house season, come along to this meeting and find out more about the proposal process, from how to put together a good application, to what the actual day entails.

Fresher’s Fringe First Meet – Monday 29th September at 7pm

Get to know your fellow cast mates and directors of Fresher’s Fringe at this first meeting. We’ll play embarrassing drama games and also give you another chance to meet the committee and take part in a social afterwards.

First Do No Harm – Tuesday 30th September at 7:30pm

Our first external company are coming to visit us!

Against the backdrop of the suffragist movement and England on the brink of war, Harold and Maud Leggett arrive in a small market town in the Cambridgeshire Fens where Harold is to practise as the town’s only ‘Panel’ doctor, under Lloyd George’s controversial health and welfare reforms. The established medical fraternity, led by the redoubtable Dr Ridgeway, is firmly opposed to the new system and soon Harold and Ridgeway, both combative, both driven by personal ideology, are at loggerheads. The consequences are catastrophic. This powerful, fast-moving play by playwright Hilary Spiers dramatises a forgotten corner of history, charting the huge personal and societal cost of establishing a national healthcare service and securing universal suffrage. Unison members have access to tickets at the concessionary rate of £5 per ticket. Please book a standard ticket and bring proof of membership to the Box Office.

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In-House proposals – Saturday 4th October at 10am

The first day of proposals, which help us decide shows for our In-house season! We have seven slots available to fill with fantastic plays put on by our members. If you’re interested in proposing, come along to the proposals advice meeting or get in touch with our productions manager Sam Greenwood at!

In-house Season AGM – Wednesday 8th October at 1pm/3pm

Find out what shows we’ll be putting on in our in-house season, as well as other dates for your diaries, such as when external companies are visiting, workshops that we’ll be putting on, and hear from some other companies as well.

Fringe Proposals – Sunday 19th October at 10am

Another big day of proposals, but this time for our fringe season! We have six slots available to fill with student writing, shows in unique locations and also shows that show off the quirkier side of our theatre! There will be a proposals advice meeting nearer the time, but if you have any questions, get in contact with our fringe coordinator Ben Williamson at!