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.

  • Let's Just Pretend by Nikki Hill

    4 Mar to 7 Mar 2015

    ‘Let’s Just Pretend’ follows the relationship of Caroline and Mark, from when they are sixteen to twenty eight. Caroline is ambitious and pragmatic alongside Mark’s love of imagination and together they flirt with the boundaries of reality. The audience watch their friendship and love blossom as they guide each other through teenage crises and real life trials. But as the play flashes forward and Mark moves further and further away from reality, Caroline wonders if he truly loves her or if he is just holding on the person she was when they were sixteen.

    In House Season
    Venue: New Theatre
    • Wednesday 4th 7:30 p.m.
    • Thursday 5th 7:30 p.m.
    • Friday 6th 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday 7th 2:30 p.m.
    • Saturday 7th 7:30 p.m.
  • Not About Heroes by Stephen MacDonald

    11 Mar to 14 Mar 2015

    Edinburgh, July 1917. At Craiglockhart War Hospital for Nervous Disorders, Siegfried Sassoon crosses paths with Wilfred Owen. The former, arrogant and frustrated, has literary fame; the latter, diffident and traumatised, is completely unknown. Under Sassoon’s tutelage, Owen creates the most revered war poetry ever written, including Anthem for Doomed Youth and Dulce et Decorum Est. Fifteen years later, after a string of affairs and spiralling into depression, Sassoon looks back on their sixteen months of passion- passion that was for both their poetry and for each other.

    “I don’t know where either of us will go. But I’m glad I’m here, tonight, with you.”

    In House Season
    Venue: New Theatre
    • Wednesday 11th 7:30 p.m.
    • Thursday 12th 7:30 p.m.
    • Friday 13th 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday 14th 2:30 p.m.
    • Saturday 14th 7:30 p.m.
  • The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

    18 Mar to 21 Mar 2015

    Life in St Louis, Missouri, during the Great Depression was not easy. Tom Wingfield knows this all too well as he shares his memories of that time. A young aspiring poet tethered by reality to a monotonous job in a shoe factory, Tom is obligated to financially support his mother, Amanda, and his emotionally unstable sister, Laura, after his father abandoned the family some years previously. Having spent her younger years in Blue Mountain being greeted by gentleman callers, Amanda becomes obsessed with finding Laura a husband. Driven to the edge by judgement and hopelessness, Tom must choose between the family he loves and the life he desires.

    In House Season
    Venue: New Theatre
  • Overspill by Ali Taylor

    24 Mar to 27 Mar 2015

    Overspill is a play set in Bromley revolving around Baron, Potts and Finch - three 20 year old mates who decide to tell the story of their usual Friday night out filled with booze, burgers, bouncers, birds and banter. However, things take an unexpected turn when a bomb explodes in McDonalds and interrupts their comfortable routine. As more explosions tear their beloved hometown apart, tensions rise in the town as a vigilante state of mind takes hold, and for the lads, who began the weekend with such bravado, things are about to come to a violent end.

    In House Season
    Venue: New Theatre
  • Road by Jim Cartwright

    29 Apr to 2 May 2015

    "THIS IS OUR ROAD!" Over the course of one wild night of drunken debauchery follow our mischievous tour guide, Scullery as he takes us down his anonymous road in Lancashire where we’re introduced to "all-sorts" who inhabit this un-named town. Hilarious, magical, and at times, very uncomfortable, we are given a glimpse into the world that is “ROAD”.

    Set in 1986, the play explores the lives of working class citizens in northern England during the Thatcher government and how they deal with their desire to escape the hopelessness of their lives. As a theatre experience we will be creating a completely immersive, unforgettable, one-of-a-kind show like never before seen on the NT stage. "Tonight it's your road an' all."

    In House Season
    Venue: New Theatre
  • Women of Troy by Euripides

    6 May to 9 May 2015

    The Trojan War is over. All its men are dead, all its women's fate lie in the hands of their conquerors. In a prison, as the women await their fate, they struggle to keep alive their dignity, their humanity and their memories of a civilisation soon to be lost forever. Two thoughts keep them alive: to see their prince, Astyanax, survive to found a new Troy. And to see the punishment by death of the woman they blame for all their suffering, Helen.

    In House Season
    Venue: New Theatre
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

    13 May to 16 May 2015

    Adapted by Roger Parsley. In Aldous Huxley’s amazing dystopian future filled with sex, drugs, and test-tube babies one man feels out of touch with his pain free life. His wanting to feel something more than society lets him have attracts unwanted attention from his superiors. When trying to impress a female co-worker he takes her to a human reservation, where those who live outside of societies rules succumb to disease and famine. There they meet a savage called John and make a shocking discovery which has far reaching ramifications back home, changing both their lives forever.

    In House Season
    Venue: New Theatre
  • Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco

    10 Jun to 13 Jun 2015

    Written by one of the founding fathers of the ‘the Theatre of the Absurd’, ‘Rhinoceros’ follows Berenger, a disenfranchised and disillusioned anti-hero, as he refuses to change whilst the rest of the characters turn into rhinoceroses. A dark, dystopian, satirical phase, ‘Rhinoceros’ is fundamentally a play about conformity and the cult of opinion. However, the play touches on many ideas, such as the meaningless of language, the ridiculousness of everyday convention and alienation. This chilling representation of humanity attacks the arrogance of our everyday moral convictions.

    In House Season
    Venue: New Theatre