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.

  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

    25 May to 28 May 2016

    Jack is a respected person in the countryside, where he lives. He has a younger brother, in London, who gets into the most dreadful scrapes. We cannot possibly say that Jack is earnest, but we are sure he has beautiful brown eyes. Algernon is an aristocratic young bachelor who has nothing but looks everything. He is really worried about a friend of his with a terrible state of health, so he goes to visit him every time he can. We cannot say Algernon is earnest either, but he definetely has beautiful, beautiful hair. We would really like to give you more details, unfortunately we are unable at the moment because we have to run to Shropshire to visit an invalid friend of ours. In any case, as the Postgraduate New Theatre we hope to see you in the audience. We are sick to death of cleverness, it will be refreshing to see some fools.

    Venue: New Theatre
    External
  • A Steady Rain by Keith Huff

    30 May to 31 May 2016

    Joey loves his job. He follows the law to the letter and wants to see the justice in every case. Denny, on the other hand, just loves his life. He drinks and smokes on the job and believes you can use any means necessary to get what you want. They’ve policed the darkest streets of Chicago for the last twenty years and are as close as brothers. But when one pursuit of justice almost shatters their careers, Joey and Denny find themselves embroiled in a personal battle with potentially harrowing consequences.

    Venue: New Theatre - Studio A
    External
  • The Skriker by Caryl Churchill

    1 Jun to 2 Jun 2016

    In a broken world, two girls meet an extraordinary creature. The Skriker is an ancient being that will posses anything she needs to to get what she wants. An old woman, a child, a young man. She is a faerie come from the underworld to pursue and entrap the two girls, through time and space, through this world and her own. Come along to the first NNT New Slot production and get ready to experience the weird and wonderful world of The Skriker.

    Venue: New Theatre
    External
  • Charity Gala

    3 Jun to 4 Jun 2016

    This show offers two one-off, script-in-hand performances showcasing the talents of Nottingham New Theatre members in extracts from a variety of texts. From plays to poetry, the evening will offer fun, excitement and emotion. The actors will have only had the day to rehearse, making this a rare and entertaining experience that gives audiences a taste of different playwrights, while raising money for some worthy causes as well. Tickets will be priced at £3 per night, or £5 for a joint ticket for both nights.

    Venue: New Theatre
    External
  • Constellations by Nick Payne

    6 Jun to 7 Jun 2016

    Marianne and Roland meet at a BBQ, but Roland is in a relationship. Marianne and Roland meet at a BBQ, but Roland has got out of a relationship and isn’t ready for something new. Marianne and Roland meet at a BBQ, hit it off and start a relationship. Nick Payne’s brilliant play follows a romantic relationship through the lens of the quantum multiverse theory, showing the many permutations of how two people meet, fall in love, and break up. Constellations explores the ideas of fate, free will, and love, whilst questioning our preconceptions and expectations of how our romantic lives can play out.

    Venue: Lakeside Arts
    Fringe
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

    8 Jun to 11 Jun 2016

    Eight unique guests are invited to an isolated island off the Devonshire coast by a mysterious host. The guests have never met one another before, nor have they met their host. While assembled for cocktails a voice comes out of the air, accusing everyone present of murder. The incident starts the chain of events, and one by one, death surreptitiously finds each one of the guests. The tense play depicts the guests’ struggle to discover their assailant before their own death penalty is awarded in line with the final line of the rhyme And Then There Were None.

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House
  • The Great Gatsby

    14 Jun to 15 Jun 2016

    In 1922, New York reaches boiling point: parties are longer, morals are looser, liquor is stronger and jazz is hotter. When impressionable Nick Carraway arrives to seek his fortune, he is drawn into the decadent, hedonistic world of America’s elite. But when tragedy strikes, he is forced to decide whether money matters more than his morality. Following a sell-out run at The Nottingham New Theatre, this ★★★★ ‘terrific production’ (Reviews Hub) has a ‘wonderfully unique and enthralling concept’ (Impact Magazine) guaranteed to bring to life one of the greatest novels ever written.

    Venue: New Theatre
    StuFF
  • To She or Not To She

    14 Jun to 15 Jun 2016

    “Frailty thy name is woman?! Get stuffed Will!” Armed with the Complete Works of William Shakespeare, some rudimentary feminism and a lot of questions, Emma is here to find out exactly why she can't play Hamlet. Or Macbeth. Or Iago. Or even just a downright Fool. And not just on stage but in real life! In her semi-autobiographical solo show, Emma Bentley dons the trousers as she tackles the trials and tribulations of playing Shakespeare's men ... without a codpiece. "Some moments reveal the work of comedic genius, whilst others conjure up a deep sense of injustice." A Younger Theatre

    Venue: New Theatre - Studio A
    StuFF
  • Tyrannosaurus Sketch

    14 Jun to 15 Jun 2016

    The country’s only student-run theatre presents an hour of sketch comedy in the form of Tyrannosaurus Sketch! Featuring six actors fuelled mostly by coffee and the desperate need to procrastinate their degree and writers with comedy ambitions bigger than Kim Jong Un's nuclear missile programme. Tyrannosaurus Sketch sets out a smorgasbord of comedy, from highbrow humour to cringe-worthy puns, with pit-stops at superhero parodies and absolute absurdism, this show is sure to entertain, as these Nottingham students come out all puns blazing!

    Venue: New Theatre
    StuFF