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Theatre Diary

The Winter's Tale
by William Shakespeare
Nottingham Shakespeare Company

Various Venues
Until 4th Feb

poster The play centres both around royal lives and the woes and concerns of ordinary people. The text highlights to the audience the value in humbling oneself. As King Leontes falls into despair and grief at the loss of his family, surrounded by the trappings and opulence of royalty, the second act reminds us of the joys and value in humble simple life. Only through confessing and accepting his own faults and wrongdoing, can Leontes be reunited with his wife and child.

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Handbagged
by Moira Buffini

Lace Market Theatre, Nottingham
Until 4th Feb

poster The monarch and her most powerful subject. One believed there was no such thing as society and the other vowed to serve it. Moira Buffini’s sparkling and insightful piece cleverly explores the nature of history – and what might have gone on behind closed doors at the weekly meetings between the Queen and Mrs Thatcher.

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Deathtrap
by Ira Levin

Robin Hood Theatre, Averham
Until 4th Feb

poster This hugely popular record-breaking thriller offers a rare and skilful blending oftwo priceless theatrical ingredients - gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter. It holds the record for the longest running comedy thriller on Broadway.

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The Uneasy Sleeps of Max Maxwell
by Richard Hasnip

Bulwell United Reformed Church
3rd Feb

poster A new one-act play by Richard Hasnip, followed by conversations with leading scientists.

Max’s grip on domestic practicalities is slipping, but if his brain-child is a success will all be forgiven?

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The Beekeeper Of Aleppo
Nottingham Playhouse in association with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and UK Productions Ltd

Nottingham Playhouse
3rd - 25th Feb

hands Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo – until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. On their terrifying journey, they must face the pain of their own unbearable loss alongside incredible danger.

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Showcase Spectacular
Nottingham Arts Theatre Youth Group

Nottingham Arts Theatre
4th Feb

poster The young people of our Youth Theatre group bring an evening of drama, dance and song to showcase their talents and hard work.

The ethos of the group is to create an environment that allows our young people to grow, to learn and to be creative. We are passionate about providing access to theatre and developing skills, while always being adaptable to individual’s journeys and being led by our young people.

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The Art of Clown
Masterclass
Ines Sampaio

nonsuch Studios, Nottingham
4th & 5th Feb

clown's face Join Nonsuch Studios' Artistic Associate Ines Sampaio for an amazing weekend of clowning, skills development and pure, honest fun!

The Art of Clowning is much more than putting on ill-fitting colourful clothes, a red nose and storming out the door being a buffoon.

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This is who I am
by Ice and Fire

New Theatre, Nottingham
7th Feb

ice and fire logo This Is Who I Am shares first-hand accounts from LGBT+ people about their experiences in their own country and on arrival in the UK, addressing the particular challenges they face going through the UK asylum system.

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Theatre Royal, Nottingham
7th - 11th Feb

poster Based on the Sunday Times bestseller which inspired one of this century’s most treasured films, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel takes us on a journey to India with an eclectic group of British retirees as they embark on a new life. The luxury residence is far from the opulence they were promised, but as their lives begin to intertwine, they are charmed in unexpected and life-changing ways.

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Home, I’m Darling
Bill Kenwright Productions

Derby Theatre
7th - 11th Feb

poster Every couple needs a little fantasy to keep their marriage sparkling. But behind the gingham curtains, things start to unravel, and being a domestic goddess is not as easy as it seems…

Following sold-out seasons at the National Theatre and in the West End, Laura Wade’s Olivier Award-winning comedy embarks on its first UK tour

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Initiation
Nottingham New Theatre

Nottingham University
9th - 10th Feb

poster David and Liam are just two housemates, best mates even, in their final year of university. They’ve been through thick and thin together, rugby wins and losses, bad dates and even worse dates, and the all-nighters that come after a forgotten deadline. But is that enough to sustain their friendship?

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Legally Blonde
University of Nottingham’s Musical Theatre Society

Nottingham Arts Theatre
9th - 11th Feb

poster Based on the novel and the hit-movie of the same name, Legally Blonde: the Musical chronicles the journey of the famously perky Elle Woods, a fashion-savvy, UCLA sorority girl who finds her life turned upside down when she is dumped by her boyfriend Warner.

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DIY Poets February Showcase
Featuring Charlotte Lunn
9th Feb


Nottingham’s premier poetry group DIY Poets are delighted to bring their latest showcase as a hybrid in person/zoom event to City Arts, Nottingham.

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Diana: The Untold And Untrue Story
Awkward Productions

Nonsuch Studios
10th & 11th Feb

poster Do you know the story of Diana? Probably. But do you know our story of Diana? We very much doubt it.

Join Diana in heaven as she shares the untold and untrue tale of her extraordinary life.

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Fatherhood
Altered Skin

Derby Theatre
10th Feb

father with child Being a father in the 21st century is complicated. Being the father of a young son of mixed South Indian, Turkish, Austrian heritage, even more so.

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An Audience with Kenneth Alan Taylor
Hosted by Matthew Bannister

Lakeside Arts, Nottingham
10th Feb

panto dame Kenneth Alan Taylor has spent a lifetime in theatre, as a manager, writer, director and performer. He was awarded a BEM in the Queen’s Birthday honours list 2021 for his exceptional services to theatre, including 30 years as pantomime Dame in his own productions at Nottingham Playhouse.

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Wodehouse in Wonderland
Cahoots Theatre Company

Derby Theatre
13th - 15th February

poster Join the famous writer for marvellous tales and spectacular tunes! Hear stories of first meeting Jeeves, an addiction to soap operas, and why he wrote books that were ‘like musical comedies without music’. Listen to songs composed by Broadway legends with lyrics written by himself and be entertained with characters such as Lord Emsworth, Gussie Fink-Nottle and the squashily romantic Madeline Bassett.

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Krapp's Last Tape
by Samuel Beckett
Kenneth Alan Taylor

Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts
15th - 18th February

Kenneth Alan Taylor On the occasion of his birthday, Krapp listens to tape recordings he made decades earlier. He listens to the promises he made and the fruition to which they came, and begins to face the realisation that he has wasted his life. This becomes increasingly poignant as he begins to record his last tape..

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Alice in Wonderland
The Watson Players

Landau Forte College Theatre
15th - 19th February

poster Alice is having a boring day with her Governess, Nora Know-it-all. After being given a book to read, Alice falls asleep... or does she?

Alice soon finds herself in a wonderland, full of crazy colourful characters. She meets a very bored and naughty Joker. He is set on causing as much trouble for Alice and Nora as he can, to liven up his very boring life!

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9 to 5 The Musical
music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick
Mansfield Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society.

Mansfield Palace Theatre
15th - 19th February

9 to 5 Set in the late 1970s this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss.

In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy - giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains "otherwise engaged," the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can't she?

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The Mikado
by Gilbert & Sullivan
St Peter's Gilbert & Sullivan Society

St Peter's Church, Ravenshead
17th & 18th February

poster Pirates of Penzance 2008The Society was founded in 1954, and first staged a 'show' in 1957. We aim to stage one of the G & S musicals each year, usually in February. Additionally, we undertake a range of charity concerts, offering our services to a variety of worthy causes to raise money.

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The Wedding Singer
Belper Musical Theatre

Belper School
21st - 25th February

poster After the raving success of You're The Voice & Shrek The Musical, we are pleased to announce our 2023 show The Wedding Singer

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A Bunch of Amateurs
by Nick Newman and Ian Hislop
West Bridgford Dramatic Society

Studio Theatre West Bridgford
28th February - 4th March

9 to 5 This is a great little comedy, about a local drama group in difficulty - high costs, declining audiences, in fighting between actors, a council that doesn't care. They decide to hire in a Hollywood star - who only turns up because he thinks he is performing King Lear at Stratford Upon Avon (and to help his failing career).

This play was written by two of the writers of Spitting Image - Nick Newman and Ian Hislop (of Have I Got News For You and Private Eye fame.

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