The Nottingham New Theatre

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Box Office opens half an hour prior to start time, 7pm for a 7:30 evening show and 2pm for a 2:30 matinee.

  • Di and Viv and Rose by Amelia Bullmore

    22 Mar to 25 Mar 2017

    Di and Viv and Rose follows the life and friendship of three young women as they go through the trials and tribulations that the world throws at them. Although circumstances often pull them apart, Di, Viv and Rose find themselves supporting one another through thick and thin. A sweet, funny and sad look at the relationship between three young women attempting to make it in the world.

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House
  • Monarch by Tom Heath

    27 Mar to 28 Mar 2017

    These four people all have trauma in their past. They are weighed down by personal demons which refuse to let go. Each has something to fear and a reason to fear it. Rachel is recovering from a breakdown, Lewis is politically radical, Zoe is a budding poet and Arthur is trying desperately to be a parent. They all lead seemingly unrelated lives and yet one by one they gradually come to know each other and develop a connection that even they cannot understand. These unrelated people will start to find beauty and pain in each other as they struggle to maintain their senses of identity and purpose. Through a performance of monologues and spoken word poems, follow Zoe, Arthur, Rachel and Lewis as they struggle through the ups and downs of modern life, seeking redemption in those they love and those they may lose.

    Venue: New Theatre
    Fringe
  • Bad Jews by Josua Harmon

    29 Mar to 1 Apr 2017

    After their grandfather’s passing, Liam, Jonah and Daphna are meeting and there are important things to be discussed. Namely, their grandfather’s Chai pendant, a treasured family heirloom, has not been left to anyone specifically in the will. With the cultural and religious significance of this item, it is highly debated who is the most deserving of owning it. Liam, a self-proclaimed ‘Bad Jew’ has staked claim to it and is planning on using it to propose to his non-Jewish girlfriend, Melody. Opposing him is Daphna, a fiercely religious (and stubborn) young adult, who believes that she has the most right to it. In the middle is Jonah, just trying to keep the peace and hold the family together. A hilarious brawl over family, faith and identity ensues as they each try to figure out what their culture and legacy means to them.

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House
  • The Ringmaster by Tom Proffitt

    2 Apr to 3 Apr 2017

    Run away to the circus. What an exciting idea, hey? Well, bring into the midst of this a rivalry between a clown and a ringmaster and a potential murder plot and you may regret your decisions. Join three storytellers who all seem to know a little bit more or less than they lead on about a botched highwire stunt, as you too are encouraged to decide who you believe in a play which explores human psychology, illusion, deception and who to believe when confronted with conflicting perceptions of the truth in a maze of monologues. Sound chaotic? Terrifying? Wondrous? Endearing? Welcome to the circus!

    Venue: New Theatre
    Fringe
  • Our Temple by Iona Hampson

    4 Apr to 7 Apr 2017

    During the early years of the Civil Rights Movement in America, the People’s Temple arose. With the charismatic Jim Jones as leader, the congregation grew due to his captivating rhetoric of equality and socialism at a time of great social unrest and segregation. Jim appeared to be an answer to their prayers and desires, yet the cult soon realised that the utopia they loved had a dystopian undercurrent waiting to explode. Based upon true events and inspired by archival materials including audio clips and footage, the play explores the rise and fall of the infamous Jim Jones and his cult. This is not a play about the ‘dangers of religion.’ Its purpose is to educate, remember and humanise the congregation at the People’s Temple, who joined the community as an attempt to escape from the hatred and social injustice they witnessed in a broken, modern America.

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House
  • Uz and Them by Jonathan Taylor Davies

    8 May to 9 May 2017

    A jury goes on trial and must pass judgement on itself. The truth is an abundant commodity which the law cannot seem to grasp. Like panning for gold in the wrong river, a mysterious court full of bluster, bile, and bewilderment dances around the point while sharing stories with an audience who must ultimately decide their own fate.

    Venue: New Theatre
    Fringe
  • Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

    10 May to 13 May 2017

    “Choose a life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a f**king big television. Choose rotting away in the end of it all, pishing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, f**ked up brats you spawned to replace yourself, choose your future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that?” A wild, in-yer-face trip through the darkest recesses of Edinburgh low-life, following the adventures of heroin addict and uni drop-out Mark Renton. He regales us with tales of himself and his friends - womanising Sick Boy, psycho Begbie, new mother Alison, and love-struck Tommy. An extravaganza of withdrawal pains, broken hearts and sexual encounters, Trainspotting explores a society addicted to being addicted. Adapted by Harry Gibson

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House
  • Rumours by Emma Summerton

    15 May to 16 May 2017

    “Love affairs are timeless, I mean, they don't change. That's why these songs on Rumours are timeless, I think. And that's why they're timeless to me and that's why I can walk out on the stage today and still sing them... and still feel the same way as when I wrote them is because I can remember so how I felt at that point, and I can remember the tears, and I can remember how hard it was for me to play.” ‘Rumours’ is a play recounting the lives of Fleetwood Mac at the time of the recording of their most infamous album. Focussing on the bands battle to stay together, despite all the struggles and heartache the band were dealing with at the time. The sound, the songs, the heartbreak, the tension. The making of music history. The making of Fleetwood Mac.

    Venue: New Theatre
    Fringe
  • Crystal Quest: A 5D Adventure!

    12 Jun to 13 Jun 2017

    In a world otherwise devoid of crystals, four actors will work to guide a motley crew of adventurers through the perils that stand between them and their goal - The Crystal of Gumsmastaa. The road will be long (about an hour long, to be exact) and threats loom around every corner. Actors and adventurers alike will need all of their wit and cunning to reach the end of their journey. Crystal Quest is an interactive choose-your- own-adventure play with all the showmanship and spectacle of an immersive role playing game experience. This show offers actors a unique chance to devise and take on an entire fantasy world and the host of colourful characters who inhabit it.

    Venue: New Theatre
    Fringe
  • Pomona by Alistair McDowell

    14 Jun to 17 Jun 2017

    “Here at the centre of everything, journeys end and nightmares are born.” As Ollie searches Manchester for her missing sister, she finds every lead seems to guide her to a concrete island in the middle of the city: Pomona. Seemingly a vacuous space with no evidence of human life, the reality of what happens beneath the concrete sucks in any seemingly ‘good’ person and ultimately questions what a person could do in the right circumstance. A sinister and surreal thriller, Pomona disconcertingly blurs the lines between horror games and a much more nightmarish reality.

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House