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.

  • Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again by Alice Birch

    1 Mar to 4 Mar 2017

    You are expected to behave… Use the right words. Act appropriately. Don’t break the rules. Just behave. This play is not well behaved. Alice Birch’s play examines the language, behaviour and forces that shape women in the 21st century and asks what’s stopping us from doing something truly radical to change them. Exhilarating, fast-paced and sharp dialogue drive this play to its radical and ironic climax with audience members invited to break down the barriers between actor and character. This play packs a punch. It is unforgiving, uncompromising and unapologetic, offering moments of pure comedic genius alongside revolutionary manifestos.

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House
  • The Nether by Jennifer Haley

    8 Mar to 11 Mar 2017

    A young detective triggers an investigation into an area of The Nether, a virtual reality internet that provides total sensory immersion where users can log in, choose an identity and indulge their every desire. The area in question, The Hideaway, is the most beautifully created part of The Nether, yet home to one of the most twisted forms of entertainment; a Victorian mansion containing a group of virtual children for people to live out their violent and sexual desires with. She questions clients, employees, and the owner of The Hideaway, uncovering and questioning their justifications for the existence of this online world but, once the interrogation is over, will any of them be able to see this virtual world, or the real world, in the same way again?

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House
  • An Intervention by Mike Bartlett

    15 Mar to 18 Mar 2017

    If your friend is making bad life choices, you should intervene…shouldn’t you? What about intervening on behalf of someone you’ve never met? A and B have known each other for three years, and are ‘best friends’. Although controversial, they’ve always had a strong relationship, but now B has a new girlfriend A cannot stand, and A is becoming more reliant on alcohol. Their turbulent yet honest friendship is tested to the limit when A returns from a rally against military intervention to find B’s views are at the complete opposite end of the spectrum. Bartlett interrogates the notion of friendship and how far your duty as a friend extends to your duty as a civil human being. This play scrutinises the limits of true friendship and social responsibility in a world losing touch with basic humanity.

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House
  • Di and Viv and Rose by Amelia Bullmore

    22 Mar to 25 Mar 2017

    Di and Viv and Rose follows the life and friendship of three young women as they go through the trials and tribulations that the world throws at them. Although circumstances often pull them apart, Di, Viv and Rose find themselves supporting one another through thick and thin. A sweet, funny and sad look at the relationship between three young women attempting to make it in the world.

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House
  • Bad Jews by Josua Harman

    29 Mar to 1 Apr 2017

    After their grandfather’s passing, Liam, Jonah and Daphna are meeting and there are important things to be discussed. Namely, their grandfather’s Chai pendant, a treasured family heirloom, has not been left to anyone specifically in the will. With the cultural and religious significance of this item, it is highly debated who is the most deserving of owning it. Liam, a self-proclaimed ‘Bad Jew’ has staked claim to it and is planning on using it to propose to his non-Jewish girlfriend, Melody. Opposing him is Daphna, a fiercely religious (and stubborn) young adult, who believes that she has the most right to it. In the middle is Jonah, just trying to keep the peace and hold the family together. A hilarious brawl over family, faith and identity ensues as they each try to figure out what their culture and legacy means to them.

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House
  • Our Temple by Iona Hampson

    4 Apr to 7 Apr 2017

    During the early years of the Civil Rights Movement in America, the People’s Temple arose. With the charismatic Jim Jones as leader, the congregation grew due to his captivating rhetoric of equality and socialism at a time of great social unrest and segregation. Jim appeared to be an answer to their prayers and desires, yet the cult soon realised that the utopia they loved had a dystopian undercurrent waiting to explode. Based upon true events and inspired by archival materials including audio clips and footage, the play explores the rise and fall of the infamous Jim Jones and his cult. This is not a play about the ‘dangers of religion.’ Its purpose is to educate, remember and humanise the congregation at the People’s Temple, who joined the community as an attempt to escape from the hatred and social injustice they witnessed in a broken, modern America.

    Venue: New Theatre
    In House
  • Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

    10 May to 13 May 2017

    “Choose a 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
  • 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