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.

  • Uz and Them by Jonathan Taylor Davies

    8 May to 9 May 2017

    A jury goes on trial and must pass judgement on itself. The truth is an abundant commodity which the law cannot seem to grasp. Like panning for gold in the wrong river, a mysterious court full of bluster, bile, and bewilderment dances around the point while sharing stories with an audience who must ultimately decide their own fate.

    Venue: New Theatre
    Fringe
  • Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

    10 May to 13 May 2017

    “Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a f**king big television. Choose rotting away in the end of it all, pishing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, f**ked up brats you spawned to replace yourself, choose your future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that?” A wild, in-yer-face trip through the darkest recesses of Edinburgh low-life, following the adventures of heroin addict and uni drop-out Mark Renton. He regales us with tales of himself and his friends - womanising Sick Boy, psycho Begbie, new mother Alison, and love-struck Tommy. An extravaganza of withdrawal pains, broken hearts and sexual encounters, Trainspotting explores a society addicted to being addicted. Adapted by Harry Gibson

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House
  • Rumours by Emma Summerton

    15 May to 16 May 2017

    “Love affairs are timeless, I mean, they don't change. That's why these songs on Rumours are timeless, I think. And that's why they're timeless to me and that's why I can walk out on the stage today and still sing them... and still feel the same way as when I wrote them is because I can remember so how I felt at that point, and I can remember the tears, and I can remember how hard it was for me to play.” ‘Rumours’ is a play recounting the lives of Fleetwood Mac at the time of the recording of their most infamous album. Focussing on the bands battle to stay together, despite all the struggles and heartache the band were dealing with at the time. The sound, the songs, the heartbreak, the tension. The making of music history. The making of Fleetwood Mac.

    Venue: New Theatre
    Fringe
  • The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh

    2 Jun to 3 Jun 2017

    “It isn’t about being or not being dead, it’s about what you leave behind." A writer named Katurian is interrogated by two detectives about his short stories, some of which hold clear similarities to a number of child-murders that are being committed in his town. Set within an unnamed totalitarian state, Katurian is questioned by detectives Tupolski and Ariel who adopt an unconventional dynamic to determine Katurian’s involvement in the atrocities. When the detectives reveal that they have also detained Katurian’s brother Michal, things become more complex and Katurian realises that he may be more culpable than previously thought. Martin McDonagh’s black comedy explores the nature of censorship and responsibility of art in a time when fiction can be considered as dangerous as reality. This play is presented by Coronet Productions in association with the Nottingham New Theatre.

    Venue: New Theatre
    External
  • The Redundant Restaurant by Sasha Gibson and Emilie Brittain

    6 Jun to 7 Jun 2017

    In the heart of Rotherham, a shabby yet beloved local restaurant is opening up its doors for the usual lunchtime rush. But when a new bistro opens up just down the street, it could compromise the business for good. It’s up to owner, Bernard, and his two trusty employees, Barry and Norman, to endeavour on the pursuit of a lifetime to save their brassiere and reclaim their rightful positions as trailblazers on the Yorkshire scene of French Cuisine.

    Venue: New Theatre
    External
  • Crystal Quest: A 5D Adventure!

    12 Jun to 13 Jun 2017

    In a world otherwise devoid of crystals, four actors will work to guide a motley crew of adventurers through the perils that stand between them and their goal - The Crystal of Gumsmastaa. The road will be long (about an hour long, to be exact) and threats loom around every corner. Actors and adventurers alike will need all of their wit and cunning to reach the end of their journey. Crystal Quest is an interactive choose-your- own-adventure play with all the showmanship and spectacle of an immersive role playing game experience. This show offers actors a unique chance to devise and take on an entire fantasy world and the host of colourful characters who inhabit it.

    Venue: New Theatre
    Fringe
  • Pomona by Alistair McDowell

    14 Jun to 17 Jun 2017

    “Here at the centre of everything, journeys end and nightmares are born.” As Ollie searches Manchester for her missing sister, she finds every lead seems to guide her to a concrete island in the middle of the city: Pomona. Seemingly a vacuous space with no evidence of human life, the reality of what happens beneath the concrete sucks in any seemingly ‘good’ person and ultimately questions what a person could do in the right circumstance. A sinister and surreal thriller, Pomona disconcertingly blurs the lines between horror games and a much more nightmarish reality.

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House