Nottz Theatreland

What's going on

Welcome to our Theatreland page.

The aim is to let you know what's new in the world of plays, and performance in and around Nottz.

As well as telling you what's on and where, we will be hosting reviews, highlighting some of the more interesting things coming up and we will have links to any Theatreland gossip that we hear about.

We will rely on you to keep us informed so feel free to send us your notes on things you've seen, rehearsals you've enjoyed and feel free to push your show here as much as you like.

Just send us copy and we will put it up as soon a possible.

Lakeside Arts New Season
Lakeside Arts

Nonsuch As we are approaching the new year, we are bringing you a series of fabulous events for Spring 2022 to help you get your culture fix. From family day trips to evenings out, from stimulating experiences to relaxing afternoons, Lakeside Arts can't wait to welcome you back safely.

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Open Access Micro-Commissions

Nonsuch Get £500 to test and develop a new idea for a show, performance or production with no strings attached from Nonsuch Studios & Derby Theatre.

Nonsuch Studios & Derby Theatre are looking for 4 individuals or theatre companies from Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire to receive one of 4, £500 Open Access micro-commissions to help support the initial development of a new project or idea.

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Treasure Island
A Derby Theatre Production

Derby Theatre
Till - 31st Dec

treasure island poster Theresa Heskins’ award-winning adaptation of Treasure Island is inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of buried treasure and buccaneers. Brimming with a bountiful supply of live music, sumptuous sets and costumes, drama and ahoy me hearties, this is a thrilling theatrical voyage for all ages to embark on.

Batten down the hatches and book now for the truly wonderful Treasure Island - a pirate-filled production perfect for the whole family.

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Sleeping Beauty
UK Productions

Mansfield Palace Theatre
Till - 2nd Jan

Characters from sleeping beauty Mansfield Palace Theatre has an excellent reputation for staging wonderful fun family pantomimes. Sleeping Beauty will be no exception to this! Book now to secure your preferred seats and date and be ready to enjoy this wonderfully wicked panto! ​

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Groan Ups

Theatre Royal
Till–Saturday 4 December

Following their phenomenal rise to global success with smash hit comedies The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, Peter Pan Goes Wrong and The Goes Wrong Show on BBC One, multi award-winning Mischief return to the stage with their brand-new comedy all about growing up. The touring cast features Daniel Abbot (Archie), Jamie Birkett (Chemise, Miss Murray), Matt Cavendish (Simon), Killian Macardle (Paul, Mr White), Yolanda Ovide (Moon), Dharmesh Patel (Spencer) and Lauren Samuels (Katie).

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We Wish You a Merry Murder
National Justice Museum
4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 Dec

various characters looking dodgy ​It’s 1927. The roaring twenties show no sign of slowing down. A dazzling Christmas party is taking place in Nottingham’s Shire Hall, hosted by movie star, Frankie Faulkner. Guests include a renowned psychic medium, a retired colonel, and the best private investigator in the world. Personalities will clash. There’s bound to be trouble… even murder!

Do you have the wits to discover who the murderer is... or will they walk free?

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Beauty and the Beast (In Person)
by Kenneth Alan Taylor

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre
Till – Sat 15 Jan 2022

Beauty and the beast Join us to laugh and cheer, ‘boo’ the baddies and singalong to magnificent musical numbers – it’s a guaranteed great night out for all the family.

When the beautiful Belle is trapped in an enchanted castle by a mysterious beast, the stage is set for a spellbinding adventure. Can she escape with the help of her friends? Will Belle melt the beast’s frosty heart and lift his curse before it’s too late?

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Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
Nottingham Arts Theatre

4th - 19th Dec

After being raised in a castle with her father, King Crumble and her kind but comical Nanny, the beautiful and fair, Snow White finds herself on the wrong side of her step-mother, the Wicked Queen.

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Playing Shakespeare – Comedies

Nottingham Playhouse
4th Dec

Nottingham Playhouse Using some of Shakespeare’s most famous comic scenes and speeches, this is a great chance to learn how to demystify the characters and language of the world’s greatest playwright. Who is the workshop for?

The course is suitable for anyone who is interested in playing and knowing more about Shakespeare, whether you are a beginner or more experienced.

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The Vicar of Dibley
Original script by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer

Robin Hood Theatre, Nottinghamshire
7th - 11th Dec

Vicar of Dibley words in gold An adaptation of the award winning classic BBC TV show, The Vicar of Dibley, written by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer. Adapted and Directed by Cavan McLaughlin.

The story follows the lives of the somewhat eccentric parishioners of the country village of Dibley, and their vicar the Rev. Geraldine Granger.

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George & the Dragon
by Geoff Freeman
East Leake Amateur players

8th - 11th Dec

poster with dragon motif East Leake Amateur players is an Amateur Dramatics group located in the Village of East Leake in Rural Nottinghamshire The group has been running for over 20 years now with the aim of providing an arts and entertainment outlet for the local community. The group is self funded and run by its members who comprise more than 70 in number with ages ranging from 8 to 80!

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Jack and the Beanstalk
by Matthew Siveter
Retford Musical Theatre

Retford Little Theatre
9th - 12th Dec

poster of Jack and the Beanstalk We look forward to bringing Jack and the Beanstalk to the stage in December and hope you will enjoy it. This is traditional family fun and entertainment just in time to get you in the Christmas spirit!

Our pantomime has been especially written for us by our artistic director and alumni Matthew Siveter. Matt is a professional panto dame and works all around the world performing in Gilbert and Sullivan Operas and in concerts.

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Home Rangers

At Nonsuch Studios
10th Dec

Nonsuch logo Home Rangers is a creative drama session tailored for the Home Educated Community

Participants will engage in a wide range of skills and theatre approaches such as mime, puppetry and acting to camera.

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12 days of Christmas
Silhouette Theatre company

Greenhill Methodist Church School Lane Greenhill
11th Dec

baubles on a tree Inspired by the 1970's television Christmas specials of Morecambe and Wise, The Two Ronnies and The Generation Game, our stars Mal and Al take us back through history to celebrate the Christmas stories that have shaped our world and given us the Christmas time we love to this day. How did The Three Wise Men get so lost? Why is Oliver Cromwell so grumpy? Who is late for their Christmas dinner and why have the guns stopped on the battlefield?

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Robin Hood

Teatre Royal, Nottingham
11th Dec - 9th Jan

cast of Robin Hood Join the most heroic outlaw of them all as the arrow-shooting hero Robin Hood strives to win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marion while he and his trusty band of Merry Men outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. It’s a show packed full of comedy, action, adventure, and plenty of glitz and glamour.

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How the Other Half Loves
by Alan Ayckbourn

Lace Market Theatre
13th - 18th Dec

telephone One of Ayckbourn’s earliest and funniest plays. A story of confusion as two characters attempt to hide their affair, by using another couple as an unwitting alibi, with hilarious and perhaps predictable results

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Good Companions Musical Theatre

Repton 400 Hall Theatre, Derby
14th - 18th Dec

'annie poster Although the Pandemic sadly meant cancelling our planned production of Annie in April 2020, we are pleased to announce that this production is now scheduled to take place at The Repton 400 Hall in December 2021.

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'Allo 'Allo

Acorn Theatre, Worksop, Worksop
15th - 18th Dec

'allo allo cast TaylorMade Productions present Allo Allo. Based on the hugely successful television series, this uproarious comedy relates the adventures of a hapless cafe owner, Rene and his famously off-key songstress wife Edith, in wartime France. Rene, finds life extremely complicated, as he has to juggle appeasing the double threat of his wife and the occupying Nazis, plus a complicated love-life and working for the resistance.

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The Ghost of a Smile

The Old Library, Mansfield
16th Dec

Inspire logo From the team who, by their own admission are “pretty brilliant”… and who brought you “Spitfire Solo”, “Bond!”, “Your Bard” and “The Six-Sided Man” comes the perfect ghostly experience.

Two of Charles Dickens’ creepy tales – with a comic twist. Tales with a tingle, but also a giggle! Two yarns to chill and charm!

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One More Sleep till Christmas
Robin Hood Theatre Youth Group

Robin Hood Theatre
19th Dec

a christmas tree The youth theatre takes you on an hour's journey through Christmas, in a way only they can! From Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol" to the Three Kings' journey - camel style. From Children's letters for Santa to 'Twas the Night before Christmas.

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Flying High Young Company

Bonington Theatre
21st - 22nd Dec

Cast of Aladdin Join us for this wonderful rags to riches, traditional story of Aladdin with original, uplifting songs for all the family!

With sell-out shows at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, this is a wonderful family show performed by the Flying High Young Company.

"The word that most immediately springs to mind is 'joy'. Joy on stage and in the auditorium"- The Broadway Baby

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Christmas Cheer '21
Presented by Nottingham Arts Theatre

Nottingham Arts Theatre
22nd Dec

Christmas baubles etc A Concert of seasonal entertainment featuring a host of Songs, Poems, Sketches, Mince Pies and Mulled Wine to get you in the festive spirit.

All proceeds from this production go to support the work of Nottingham Arts Theatre.

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin
by Martin Smith
The Enfield Players

Mackworth United Reform Church, Mackworth Derby
6th - 15th Jan

pied piperposter When the town of Hamelin is suddenly overrun by rats, the locals are puzzled with what to do. Until, that is, a mysteriously musical stranger appears to help them with their plight. Will he succeed in making the town safe from the evil Queen Rat or are the children of Hamelin now in danger? Join Karl and Heidi on their journey to save Hamelin.

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Burton Joyce Players

Burton Joyce and Bulcote Village Hall
26th - 29th Jan

glass slipper Tickets are available to purchase from Rhubarbs Cafe and Tea Room (Church Road, Burton Joyce), The Willow Tree Tea Room (Main Street, Burton Joyce), Hugo’s Kitchen (Main Street, Burton Joyce) or online from TicketSource:

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