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.

What's on in Nottz Theatreland

by Simon Stephens
West Bridgford Dramatic Society
23, 24 June 2021
A radio play available on YouTube

This revival of an early work from Olivier Award winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time), Bluebird follows Jimmy, a mini cab driver, over the course of one night in London, exploring the city’s roads and the lives that dwell around them. Jimmy listens as his ‘fares’ tell their individual stories in the back of his Nissan.

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Merry Wives of Windsor
by William Shakespeare
The Three Inch Fools
Wollaton Park
29th June

The Fools are dusting off their instruments and stepping back into the great outdoors, with a riotous new production of The Merry Wives Of Windsor. Prepare for an evening of mischief and hilarity, as The Fools present this rip-roaring Shakespearean comedy at one of the most beautiful and historic landmarks in the UK.

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by William Shakespeare
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men
Wollaton Park
8th July

Emerging victorious and decorated in war Macbeth receives a thrilling pronouncement from three weird sisters who prophesy he will one day be King of Scotland. Overcome by ambition and driven on by his powerful wife, Macbeth murders the king and sets in motion a terrible sequence of events from which there is no turning back.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
Newstead Abbey
22nd July

Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful musical score and enchanting woodland creatures come together to make this an evening of unmissable summer garden theatre, and one of Chapterhouse’s most popular shows.

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Romeo & Juliet
by William Shakespeare
The Three Inch Fools
Newstead Abbey
29th July

The Fools are dusting off their instruments and stepping back into the great outdoors, with a brand new production of Romeo & Juliet. Prepare for a carnival of passion and imagination, as The Fools present the world’s best-known love story at some of the most beautiful and historic landmarks in the UK.

This romantic epic will be getting the full Three Inch Fools treatment: live music-making, deft physicality and vibrant story-telling. Expect fast-paced drama, plenty of musical instruments and many a quick costume change along the way!

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Much Ado About Nothing
By William Shakespeare
Wollaton Hall
8th August

Claudio loves Hero, and Benedick hates Beatrice. This is just as well, because Hero loves Claudio and Beatrice hates Benedick. Everyone laughs when Don Pedro plays a trick on Benedick and Beatrice, letting each think that they are secretly loved by the other. But it is no laughing matter when Don John plays a trick on Claudio and Hero, deceiving Claudio into thinking that Hero is not faithful to him.

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Wollaton Hall
10th August

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer, as Laura Turner’s theatrical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland returns following its successful outing during the company’s 2018 summer season.

Made with children in mind, and with interactive elements all the family can enjoy, this madcap adventure features all the characters you know and love and boasts original music, dance, and custom-made costumes.

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Wind in the Willows
Open Air Theatre
Newstead Abbey
11th August

Join Mole, Ratty, Toad and Badger on a wild adventure filled with motorcar madness, wicked weasels, exciting escapes and plenty of messing about in boats.

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company put their own anarchic spin Kenneth Grahame’s classic countryside caper. Frantically feral fun for the whole family.

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Nottz Theatreland News

Hothouse Theatre’s New Membership Scheme
Hothouse Theatre

Hothouse Theatre has launched its new members scheme.

Its Free and available to all!

So who is it aimed at?

People who want to take part in Hothouse Theatre’s activities, people running projects that might benefit from Hothouse Theatre’s equipment, skills and facilities and people running projects that might benefit from joint funding bids.

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Join the Nonsuch Newsletter
Nonsuch Studios

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National Theatre launches paid streaming service for filmed plays

The National Theatre has launched a streaming service for its archive of filmed plays, which feature stars like Dame Helen Mirren and Olivia Colman.

National Theatre at Home will make plays available for either a one-off payment or a subscription.

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Get Involved
Nottingham Playhouse

Whatever your age, experience and interests, you can find creative classes, courses, drop in sessions and many other opportunities to get involved with Nottingham Playhouse.

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