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Nottingham Playhouse

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In Person: Wellington Circus, Nottingham , NG1 5AL
Phone: 0115 941 9419

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Twirly Woos
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Join Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy, Chick and their friends as they discover the wonderful world around us! Expect mischief, music and plenty of surprises as they set sail in their big red boat. The funny, loveable Twirlywoos are brought to life on stage with beautifully inventive puppetry promising an hour of colourful fun and laughter. From the producers of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, Twirlywoos Live is an enchanting introduction to theatre for all ages.

Twelfth Night
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Once again Nottingham Playhouse invites you, your friends and family to enjoy Shakespeare and silliness in the sunshine. Perfect for all ages 7 and over, this year we bring the timeless riotous classic Twelfth Night to vibrant life. Twins, mistaken identities, yellow stockings, a shipwreck, music and love for a summer’s day, in a production aimed squarely at being accessible to the whole family. Come prepared, as whatever the weather, the show will be performed outdoors in Wellington Circus adjacent to the Playhouse.

The Real and Imagined History of The Elephant Man
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The UK premiere of Tom Wright’s acclaimed play imagines an alternative. This is the story of a man fighting for his right to be and to belong. Arriving from his East Midlands beginnings in a London thick with the grime of industrialisation, Joseph Merrick is an anomaly. In a city of factories that churn out uniformity, there is no place for a unique being like him. But Merrick and the city are evolving into something new. We follow him through the workhouse, the freakshow and hospital as he searches for acceptance in a society that just wants to stare at him.

Bridget Christie: Who Am I?
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The 51 year old critically-acclaimed stand-up leaks blood, sweats, and thinks that Chris Rock is the same person as The Rock. The Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award winning comedian cannot ride the motorbike she bought to combat her mid-life crisis because of early osteoarthritis in her hips and RSI in her wrist; and wonders why there are so many films, made by men, about young women discovering their sexuality, but none about middle-aged women forgetting theirs. It’s a menopause laugh-a-minute with a confused, furious, sweaty lady who is annoyed by everything.

A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story
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It’s Christmas Eve. As the cold, bleak night draws in, the avaricious Ebenezer Scrooge is confronted by the spirit of his former business partner Jacob Marley. Bound in chains as punishment for a lifetime of greed, the unearthly figure explains it isn’t too late for Scrooge to change his miserly ways in order to escape the same fate, but first he’ll have

Hansel and Gretel
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Hansel and Gretel are lost in the enchanted forest with no breadcrumbs to follow home. Cold and tired, they stumble upon a cosy cottage made from delicious gingerbread and are invited inside… But this hideaway in the woods may not be as sweet as it seems. Join Hansel and Gretel as they learn to work together, outsmart a Wicked Witch and find their way back home – they may even need your help along the way!

Approximately 0 Hour 50 mins


5 minute walk from Nottingham Station. Tram: three minute walk from the Royal Centre stop or a five minute walk from the Old Market Square stop.

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We create theatre that’s bold, thrilling and proudly made in Nottingham.

Awarded Regional Theatre of the Year 2019 by The Stage, Nottingham Playhouse is one of the country’s leading producing theatres and creates a range of productions throughout the year, from timeless classics to innovative family shows and adventurous new commissions.

We want our theatre to be a space where everyone feels they belong, and we use our stage to tell diverse stories that reflect our city. Our wide-reaching participation programmes create life-changing experiences for our community and we also support the next generation of theatre-makers in the East Midlands through our extensive Amplify programme.

Nottingham Playhouse is also a registered charity (no. 1109342). All of the funds we raise help to ensure we’re reaching as many people as possible to give them new opportunities and create lasting memories.

We hope to welcome you soon!

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