Amplify Festival 2019
Tuesday 8 - Saturday 19 October

Amplify Festival is a festival of new talent for the stage based at the Nottingham Playhouse. It will run from the 8th to the 19th Oct and will feature a wide variety of fringe theatre experiences that will make you laugh, make you cry and make you think.

If you never tried fringe theatre, this is a great opportunity to get to grips with it and fall in love with one of the most dynamic disciplines in the performing arts.

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Five Years
Tuesday 8 October 7.30pm, Neville Studio
Nottingham Playhouse

Five Years is about trying to hold on to a sense of who you are during those messy, brutal and mundane years of adolescence. With warmth and humour that cuts to the bone.

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Wednesday 9 October, 8pm, Neville Studio
Nottingham Playhouse

Meet three women. An unlikely trio. Different ages, backgrounds and attitudes. Each has a unique relationship with the island. A home. A regular holiday haunt. A first time visit. Through language that fizzes and sparks, we begin to discover that they share one surprising thing in common.

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Joygernaut
Thursday 10 October, 8pm, Neville Studio
Nottingham Playhouse

Joygernaut is a unique, spoken-word play that explores how individual acts of kindness or cruelty can echo and gain momentum over time and through multiple lives.

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BOAR
Friday 11 October
Nottingham Playhouse

Armed with just himself and a chair, Lewis Doherty (creator of WOLF) presents BOAR. A one man fantasy adventure tale. Prepare for arrows to roll and heads to fly in this action packed hour of swords, sorcery, and swill!

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The Vox Pops
Saturday 12 October
Nottingham Playhouse

Get ready for a sketch show to be made up in front of your very eyes as The Vox Pops bring their signature blend of hilarious characters and comic scenes back to the Nottingham Playhouse!

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For the Love of George

 "They'll be painting the park fence soon. It could do with a new coat. They do it every now and then."

The woman from the reproduction antiques shop contemplates the state of the state of the park fencing opposite.

Well there isn’t much else to do.

Until one day George walks in to look at a reproduction Queen Ann desk.

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AMP Night
Tuesday 15 October
Nottingham Playhouse

AMP Night showcases brand new ideas by exciting artists from the East Midlands. Come and witness the birth of a new show or career and be part of a conversation which helps theatre-makers develop their work.

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Ruby and Cedar
Wednesday 16 October
Nottingham Playhouse

It’s time for the annual visit home but this year something’s changed for Ruby and Cedar. This time there are bigger issues to face. As they play out their age-old confrontations, love and sisterhood are eclipsed by sibling rivalry and old hurts.

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Digging Deep
Thursday 17 October
Nottingham Playhouse

Digging Deep explores banter culture, suicide rates in ‘working-class’ communities, euthanasia and the ‘Cost of Dying’ debate. Most prominently, it explores how so few young men feel that they can ask for help… even from those closest to them.

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It’s True, It’s True, It’s True
Friday 18 & Saturday 19 October
Nottingham Playhouse

Fringe First and Total Theatre Award-winning Breach (Tank, The Beanfield) restage the 1612 trial of Agostino Tassi for the rape of baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Based on surviving court transcripts

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The Magician’s Penguin
Saturday 19 October
Nottingham Playhouse

A marvellous morning of interactive storytelling, magic, dance and penguins. Come and join us as we adventure under the sea, through mighty forests, and over snowy lands, trying to get a little penguin to do some magic!

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Andromeda
Saturday 19 October
Nottingham Playhouse

A hero saves a princess from a monster. Two girls meet on a starry night. Andromeda is a queer reimagining of Euripides’ Andromeda, constellating fragments from Greek myth with a contemporary queer love story.

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We Need To Talk About Erik

 A short story, based, rather loosely it has to be said on some actual things that actually happened one rainy Bank Holiday weekend in Whitby.

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