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Theatre Diary

Jack And The Beanstalk
The Young Theatre Company

Acorn Theatre, Worksop
Until 4th Dec

Jack And The Beanstalk Jack & Dotty Trott don’t have a bean to their name, and now a giant’s terrifying the village! Join Jack and his gang as they take you take you up the beanstalk on a crazy quest to rescue Jill, defeat the evil Fleshcreep and bring a hungry giant down to size!

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Puss In Boots
Presented by Nottingham Arts Theatre, in association with Amanda Hall

Nottingham Arts Theatre
Until 18th Dec

puus in boots Book Early For Our 2022 Pantomime - Puss In Boots

Written by Amanda Hall and Matt Wesson, this panto tale will delight all the family, with lots of comedy capers, a fabulous dame and of course a talking cat.

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The Wind in the Willows
adaptation by Toby Hulse of Kenneth Grahame’s classic
A Derby Theatre production

Derby Theatre
Until 31st Dec

wind in the willows This Christmas, join Toad, Ratty, Mole, Badger and their animal friends for an exciting whirlwind adventure amidst the English countryside.

The Wind in the Willows is a funny, timeless tale of friendship, courage, consequences and bravery.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Theatre Royal, Nottingham
Until 8th Jan

snow white Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be spectacularly brought to life with an abundance of comedy, sensational song and dance numbers, fabulous costumes and stunning scenery. Throw in a magical mirror, seven friendly dwarfs, a beautiful princess, a handsome prince and plenty of audience participation and you have the perfect recipe to outwit the Wicked Queen and let love prevail in this glittering festive treat for all ages.

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Dick Whittington (In Person)

Nottingham Playhouse
Until 14th Jan

dick whittington Pack up your hanky and join plucky Dick Whittington and his trusty cat on their quest for fame and fortune. Their magical rags to riches tale takes us to London where the streets are paved with gold.

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The Defamation
by Jenny Tucker

New Theatre, Nottingham University
4th - 6th Dec

theatre masks What happens when you die? And are you going up or down? For the women of The Defamation, it is a question they must ponder as they await trial in the courts of the afterlife. But something is rotten in this court. When Charity, a woman infamous on earth, arrives at the court, the corruption of the system is truly revealed, as the women crowd around her to push for a fair trial.

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Verständnis (Understanding)
by Dan Scott

Nonsuch Studios
5th Dec

understanding Dan Scott’s moving new play, Verständnis (Understanding), is about feeling 'in-between' and about the importance of understanding one another. It reflects the experiences of so many individuals who have at some point felt ‘other’.

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears
by Annette MacQuillan
East Leake Amateur Players

east Leake Village Hall
7th - 10th Dec

goldilocks East Leake Amateur players are an Amateur Dramatics group located in the Village of East Leake in Rural Nottinghamshire

The group has been running for over 10 years now with the aim of providing an arts and entertainment outlet for the local community.

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ROH Live

Bonington Theatre, Arnold
8th Dec

nutcracker Discover the enchantment of ballet with this sparkling festive treat for the whole family.

Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed. Marvel at the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, as Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker fight the Mouse King and visit the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince in the glittering Kingdom of Sweets.

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Jack Absolute Flies Again
NT Live
by Richard Bean

Bonington Theatre, Arnold, Nottingham
9th Dec

jack absolute After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms.

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The Singing Mermaid
Christmas Show for Families
by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks

Lakeside Arts
9th Dec - 31st

singing mermaid This Christmas join the singing mermaid, who is tempted away to join a travelling circus, with the promise of a life of excitement (and her own swimming pool!). The audiences love her singing but she soon finds out she’s been tricked by the dastardly circus master. Will she ever escape? And who will help her along the way?

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A Christmas Carol
Craig Cowdroy One Man Show

St Mary's Church Market Place Ilkeston
10th Dec

scrooge at desk Playing all twenty-two roles in this one man tour de force, Craig breathes new life into this classic narrative, taking you on a roller coaster of emotions.

Charles Dickens' famous story about selfishness is stripped down to its bare essence. Ebenezer Scrooge is determined not to let Christmas interfere with his miserly routine. But, for one Christmas Eve, Scrooge receives some unexpected supernatural visitors who are determined to show him the error of his ways.

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The Flint Street Nativity
by Tim Firth

Lace Market Theatre, Nottingham
12th to 17th Dec

flint street Miss Horrocks' class of seven-year-olds is about to perform their nativity play at Flint Street Junior School for the proud mums and dads - and the occasional social worker.

This funny, nostalgic and poignant play, where the children are played by adults, is sure to delight and fill you with Christmas cheer.

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by Eric Chappell

Robin Hood Theatre, Averham, Notts
13th - 17th December

theft Thus witty comedy-thriller charts a couple returning home to find they have been burgled. The burglar is still in the house and has them convinced, that he is, in fact, a policeman investigating the break-in. It is packed with one-liners, daring reversals and comments on marriage, money, and crime. This production is in tribute to our late Patron - Eric Chappell

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TaylorMade Productions

Acorn Theatre, Worksop
14th - 17th December

oz Following their acclaimed festive productions A Christmas Carol, Oliver with a Christmas Twist, and Flint Street Nativity, TaylorMade present their original production of OZ, a new innovative musical play inspired by Frank L Baum’s books of Oz with elements of the movie.

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Christmas Cheer
Presented by Nottingham Arts Theatre

Nottingham Arts Theatre
22nd December

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

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Hey, Fiddle Diddle!
Far Out Theatre
Suitable for age 18+ only

Acorn Theatre, Worksop
7th Jan

man in cat suit Cinderella wants to go to the ball; but she doesn’t have the dress or the shoes (and she can’t dance anyway). Meanwhile, her true love Prince Charles is feeling a little self conscious about his big ears (and sharp teeth).

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An Inspector Calls
by JB Priestley

Theatre Royal, Nottingham
17th to 21st Jan

shadowy man in a hat When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences. More relevant now than ever, this is a must-see for a whole new generation.

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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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