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 Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett

    25 Nov to 28 Nov 2015

    The story may be set against one of history’s grimmest eras, but out of that comes incredible light and incredible hope from the strength of Anne’s spirit and unwavering belief in justice and love during the two years she was in hiding. Anne Frank’s diary has become an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods in our history. It is a survival mechanism, a testament to the human spirit and its protagonist’s “boundless desire for all that is beautiful and good,” is inspirationally unfaltering.

    In House Season
    Venue: New Theatre
    • Wednesday 25th 7:30 p.m.
    • Thursday 26th 7:30 p.m.
    • Friday 27th 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday 28th 2:30 p.m.
    • Saturday 28th 7:30 p.m.
  • Strangers by Joe Strickland

    29 Nov to 30 Nov 2015

    “Strangers” is a unique style of performance, blending magic and theatre to create a new artistic medium. In the way a musical tells a story with the help of music and lyrics this tells a story with the help of tricks and illusions. When seven strangers each encounter a magical set of pan pipes they think all their dreams have come true. However, the mind reader, children’s entertainer, restaurant server, gambler, couple on a first date, and television presenter find out that fame, fortune and freedom come at a cost. One that each character will come to deeply regret.

    Fringe Season
    Venue: New Theatre
    • Sunday 29th 7:30 p.m. - SOLD OUT
    • Monday 30th 7:30 p.m. - SOLD OUT
    Sorry all performances are sold out.
  • Macbett by Eugene Ionesco

    2 Dec to 5 Dec 2015

    Arguably, a lot of Shakespeare’s work conveys a message of power being an inherently corrupting force - Macbeth being a prime example. Ionesco (one for the most prominent avant-garde writers within ‘The Theatre of the Absurd’) wrote Macbett as a fond parody of of Macbeth. This play shows lust for power and warfare to be a self-perpetuating and escalating spiral. Ionesco is not mocking Shakespeare, he is satirising war and government in this profoundly funny and profane depiction of human nature.

    In House Season
    Venue: New Theatre
    • Wednesday 2nd 7:30 p.m.
    • Thursday 3rd 7:30 p.m.
    • Friday 4th 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday 5th 2:30 p.m.
    • Saturday 5th 7:30 p.m.
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, adapted by L J Bateman

    6 Dec to 7 Dec 2015

    In the Summer of 1922, New York reaches boiling point: the parties are longer, the morals are looser, the liquor is stronger and the jazz is hotter. Nick Carraway, a young Yale graduate and veteran of the First World War, arrives from the Midwest to seek his fortune. He is soon drawn into the decadent, hedonistic world of America’s richest, but when tragedy strikes, Nick is forced to decide whether money matters more to him than his morality. Featuring dance and physical theatre, this is a sharp, vibrant and dynamic new adaptation of one of the greatest novels ever written.

    Fringe Season
    Venue: Performing Arts Studio
    • Sunday 6th 3:30 p.m.
    • Sunday 6th 7:30 p.m. - SOLD OUT
    • Monday 7th 7:30 p.m. - SOLD OUT
  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

    8 Dec to 11 Dec 2015

    The Devil and his entourage appear in Stalinist Moscow trailing fire and chaos in their wake in Edward Kemp’s adaptation of The Master and Margarita. The play follows the story of a struggling playwright whose work is rejected and ridiculed, and the beautiful Margarita who falls in love with him. With the city in pandemonium, the theatre in ruin and the Master missing, Margarita calls on the Devil’s assistance. By cleverly interweaving several plot lines including extracts from the Master’s play set in biblical Jerusalem, senses of fear and dark humour are blended seamlessly together in this magical tale.

    In House Season
    Venue: New Theatre
    • Tuesday 8th 7:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday 9th 7:30 p.m.
    • Thursday 10th 7:30 p.m.
    • Friday 11th 2:30 p.m.
    • Friday 11th 7:30 p.m.