The Nottingham New Theatre

What’s On

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

As well as shows, you can see what’s coming up on our calendar.

  • 'The Search for a Black Browed Albatross' by The Backpack Ensemble

    18 Feb to 19 Feb 2019

    Coat? Check. Tent? Check. A father’s lifelong ambition to complete? Check. Charlie is about to embark on the journey that her late father never did. To find the one bird that had eluded him, to rekindle their lost relationship. A beautiful, joyous, handmade adventure with puppetry, music and a girl that just wants to see a bird. Join the award-winning Backpack Ensemble as they conjure up a heart-warming adventure directly from their backpacks. Winner of The Sunday Times Playwriting Award, Buzz Goodbody Director Award and NSDF Festgoers’ Award.

    Venue: New Theatre
    External
  • 'Glassy Ceiling, Concrete Flaw' by Rachel Elphick

    6 Mar to 9 Mar 2019

    Hannah and Lia believe they are best friends, kindred spirits brought together by time and a similar ambition. Aspiring writers, they are both fortunate enough to be offered jobs with the same newspaper, a move which will change both of their lives – though not necessarily for the better. Glassy Ceiling, Concrete Flaw explores the mechanics of human relationships inside the machine that is a modern office, questioning whether or not ambition demands a blind focus on the self, the extent to which kindness and perceived weakness are intertwined, and if ignorance really is the ultimate sin.

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House
  • 'Inhabitation' by Nat Henderson

    13 Mar to 16 Mar 2019

    Morgan and Evelyn can be friends. Or are. Or were. Morgan isn’t sure anymore. They find thinking difficult at the best of times, so they write. The world is difficult and complicated. So they write. Inhabitation explores the blossom and wilt of a friendship as the days slide into years, where friends are fluctuating support networks because they need support networks themselves. Examining constructions of friendship in and outside of performance, Inhabitation is a dextrous, poetic examination of connection.

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House
  • 'Human Animals' by Stef Smith

    20 Mar to 23 Mar 2019

    In a dystopian London the animals are starting to rise up. At least that’s what the  people in charge would have you believe. Roads are closed, curfews are being  imposed and buildings burnt to help curb the epidemic. Some residents want to  stand up and question why their lives are being thrown into disarray, while others  want to keep their heads down and carry on as if nothing is happening. Human Animals is a parable of our times that takes a look at how people respond to  hardship, authority and revolution, and how much a world can be affected when  people choose to ignore the warning signs.

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House
  • 'The Seagull' by Anton Chekhov (Adapted by Florence Bell)

    27 Mar to 30 Mar 2019

    The Seagull by Anton Chekhov. Circa 1895. ‘She brings out a stuffed seagull in a glass dome. It looks very real and gruesome.’ The Seagull by someone else entirely. (2019.) </search?q=where+to+find+a+seagull> Being an artist is perfect and life-fulfilling and all the other things. What more could you want? But artists don’t get to be successful - artists don’t get to be loved. Artists make art and then they die. That’s what all the greats did. They were whole and flawed and funny and sad, all at once. That’s what we’ve got to be. This new adaptation of The Seagull retells the final act from the perspectives of multiple characters. Four plays in one, it asks what it means to write and be a writer. Sometimes 1895 feels like a long time ago. But that’s alright.

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House
  • 'Stags & Hens' by Willy Russell

    3 Apr to 6 Apr 2019

    It’s the 1970s in a Northern town and the night before Dave and Linda’s wedding. Both are out on the town for their Stag and Hen parties. Each group is celebrating the forthcoming nuptials hard (some a little too much) until they realise that both have ended up in the same night club. Through the drunken conversations in the club toilets, problems start to arise in the forms of cold feet, past exes arriving and wedding superstitions. Will Dave manage to spend any of his stag night out of the toilet, or more importantly will there be a bride at the wedding the next morning?

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House
  • 'We're Here for Laura' by Luwa Adebanjo & Kellyn Morrissey

    9 Apr to 12 Apr 2019

    "Every second you are alive is a chance to start over, to change right now in the present." Laura Penbrooke, the heiress to Penbrooke hotels died 3 months ago, and her closest friends are still reeling. There’s Mitton, the D list reality TV star desperate to stay relevant and famous, Alex, the spoilt rich boy who is on a perpetual gap year to discover himself. Lina, the self-confessed musical theatre ingénue. And Carol from Finance, the work obsessed secretary whose last name is a mystery. As they come together for a dinner to remember Laura they realise that not only did they hate Laura, but they actually hate each other too. As the dinner progresses the friends realise it’s the perfect opportunity to air out their grievances. This irreverent comedy focuses on what friendship means and the opportunity we all have to change at any moment.

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House
  • 'Things I Know To Be True' by Andrew Bovell

    15 May to 18 May 2019

    Bob and Fran have worked hard to give their four children the opportunities they never had. Now, with the kids ready to make lives of their own, it's time to sit back and smell the roses. But the change of the seasons reveals some shattering truths, leaving us asking whether it's possible to love too much.

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House
  • 'Incognito' by Nick Payne

    12 Jun to 15 Jun 2019

    The brain builds a narrative to steady us from moment to moment, but it is absolutely an illusion. There is no me, there is no you, and there is certainly no self. 1953 – Pioneering brain surgery for epilepsy leaves Henry unable to form new memories. 1955 – During his autopsy Albert Einstein’s brain is stolen. The Present – Martha’s a neuropsychologist with a broken down marriage that has inspired her to make radically different choices. Inspired by true events, Incognito is an exhilarating exploration of what it means to be human and how what we remember shapes who we are. I cannot tell you what we might be able to uncover. What I can tell you, is that there is a lot we still don’t know. Progress is a destination.

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House