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 Accrington Pals by Peter Whelan

    4 May to 7 May 2016

    For women on the Home Front, the First World War offered both opportunities and struggles that no-one had faced before. Contrasting the experiences of women to that of men, The Accrington Pals centres around a young woman called May and her relationship with her co-worker Eva and the man May loves, Tom. Dealing with the realities of the modern world and what it brings for women, May and the other residents of Accrington, both on the Home Front and at war, are left forever changed by one of the most poignant moments in human history. For the town of Accrington especially, the First World War will leave a mark that will not be forgotten for generations.

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House
  • Out of Wonderland by Jessica Millott

    9 May to 10 May 2016

    A fictional biography of the life of Lewis Carroll, based on fact and conspiracies surrounding the nature of his relationship with his muse, Alice Liddell. Out of Wonderland shows snapshots of Charles Dodgson’s life (Carroll’s) over 2 years as he attempts to juggle his personal relationships, working relationships and mental torment, at the same time as writing his classic fantasy for his ‘child-friend’.

    Venue: New Theatre - Studio A
    Fringe
  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

    11 May to 14 May 2016

    The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy For Serious People, is Oscar Wilde’s last play published before imprisonment for homosexuality and is a comedy revolving around the Victorian Upper Classes. This show has been praised by both its contemporary and modern critics, and with its mix of high farce and witty dialogue, it’s become one of the most loved and enduring plays from the Victorian era. Earnest satires the views of mortality of the time, as well as the views of marriage, which should be a serious institution, and about what is in the end most important; being Ernest or to be Earnest.

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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