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.

  • A Doll's House Translation by Simon Stephens

    22 Nov to 25 Nov 2017

    In this timeless study of the domestic setting and the sacrificial role of women, we see a relationship crumble under the pressure of debt, expectations set by society and integrity. Henrik Ibsen’s classic is brought to life again by Simon Stephens, in this refreshing reminder of the need for honesty and spiritual liberation. Will the cracks in the Helmer’s marriage heal or do they already run too deep? ‘You are a wife and a mother. Before anything else.’ ‘I think I’m a human being before anything else. I don’t care what people say. I don’t care what people write in books. I need to think for myself.’

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House
  • Five Kinds of Silence by Shelagh Stephenson

    27 Nov to 28 Nov 2017

    Billy has tormented his daughters, Susan and Janet, and wife, Mary, for the past three decades. Now, Billy is dead and the three women must try to discover how to recover from years of abuse. Through a series of monologues and interviews, we slowly see the extent of the abuse and how it has affected them, as well as how the world turned its back on them for so many years. Mary, Susan and Janet slowly learn how to overcome the demons that Billy has left them. 5 Kinds of Silence examines how a family is affected by the horror of abuse, and how it can change each and every member of that family for the rest of their lives. Note: this play contains multiple references to and instances of sexual, physical and emotional abuse, as well as strong language.

    Venue: New Theatre Studio
    Fringe
  • Collaborators by John Hodge

    29 Nov to 2 Dec 2017

    Moscow, 1938. A dangerous place to have a sense of humour; even more so a sense of freedom. Mikhail Bulgakov, living among dissidents, stalked by secret police, has both. And then he's offered a poisoned chalice: a commission to write a play about Stalin to celebrate his sixtieth birthday - but Bulgakov’s not the one who’s going to end up writing it… A darkly comic satire of Stalinist Russia, winner of the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Play, and inspired by historical fact, John Hodge’s Collaborators embarks on a surreal journey into the fevered imagination of the writer as she loses himself in a macabre and disturbingly funny relationship with the omnipotent subject of his drama.

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House
  • Replay by Nicola Wren

    3 Dec to 4 Dec 2017

    “I know how hard it is to forgive someone you love more than anything for leaving” ​… When a fiercely independent, workaholic police officer finds herself on the street where her brother once lived, she is propelled back to her vibrant childhood and forced to confront a tremendous loss. Intimate, moving and ultimately uplifting, ‘Replay’ by Nicola Wren is the story of a woman revisiting her childhood. Combining acting and shadow puppetry, this new monologue explores through heart, honesty and humour what it means to grow up, accept loss, be vulnerable and celebrate the past, however painful.

    Venue: New Theatre Studio
    Fringe
  • 'Timon/Titus by William Shakespeare' ~ Written by Collectif OS'O, translated by Ben Standish

    6 Dec to 9 Dec 2017

    Timon of Athens. A play about money; how money influences people and if money really is the key to happiness… Titus Andronicus. A tragedy where family, race, gender, power, violence and revenge dominate. It’s his first tragedy. A play which depicts the destruction of a social order by the invasion of a new culture. So what’s all this got to do with global capitalism, debt, India, debt and Theresa May? Why are these plays relevant to us now? How on earth will eight hours of Shakespeare be neatly packaged in a two-and-a-bit hour performance? And if the audience don’t get what they’ve paid for, will the actors be left with a feeling of debt, of culpability, of guilt...? This is Shakespeare… but you wont recognise it.

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House
  • Death of the Author

    10 Dec to 11 Dec 2017

    The play begins as five famous literary characters attend the funeral of the author. However, without their writer chaos ensues as the characters must attempt to exist autonomously and discover who they are, without it being pre-written for them. What would Dorian Gray do without Oscar Wilde? Is Lady Macbeth quite the same without Shakespeare? And what does the Jabberwocky really think about Lewis Carroll? The metafictional play will discuss the existential problems of reality and free will, and ask questions about the importance and role of an author in their piece of work. In this devised farce actors will be given the unique and exciting challenge of exploring and creating their own versions of some of literature’s most famous and beloved characters.

    Venue: New Theatre Studio
    Fringe
  • One Man Two Guvnors

    12 Dec to 15 Dec 2017

    'One Man Two Guvnors' is the highly acclaimed modernisation of Carlo Goldoni's original classic 'The Servant of Two Masters'. Richard Bean's uproarious farce, that has received stellar commendation on the West End and Broadway, follows the heart-warmingly disastrous character of Francis Henshall, who accidentally finds himself simultaneously employed by a local gangster and an eccentric upper-class murderer who share an unfortunately complicated past Landing Francis in the middle of a choreographed chaos of slapstick comedy and highly physicalised interactions, we also witness is constant crusade to conquer both his gastronomic and flirtatious desires. He encounters characters ranging in intellect and theatrical flair that both hinder and facilitate his efforts to keep both of his guvnors apart.

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House