At the June General Meeting, we will be selling tickets for a fascinating programme including Thrillers, Musicals, and comedies. It feels like we are getting back to the old days! If you want to reserve a ticket but are not able to attend the general meeting, please contact Paul Martinez or Tricia Terndrup.
Spider’s Web: 2pm Wednesday 3rd August, Theatre Royal, £27
When Clarissa, the wife of a Foreign Office Diplomat, discovers a body in her drawing-room, she is desperate to dispose of it before her husband returns home with an important foreign politician. Whilst Clarissa persuades her three house guests to assist her, it becomes clear that the murdered man is not unknown to certain members of the house, and the search begins for the murderer and their motive. When a local police inspector visits the house Clarissa is left to deny a murder has taken place at all.
Night Must Fall: 2pm Wednesday August 10th, Theatre Royal, £27
When a cantankerous old lady, Mrs Bransom, hires a charming young man called Danny as a live-in companion, her niece Olivia, a shy introvert young lady, is less than charmed and suspects Danny of foul play. When news of a local murder is revealed, Olivia has good reason to suspect Danny of this crime. This classic thriller is filled with suspense, romance and some unexpected humour.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 2.30pm Wednesday 26th October, Theatre Royal, £24
This wonderful new musical comes from Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin). Headlined with songs from the beloved Disney animation, Hunchback is a superbly scored retelling of the Victor Hugo novel – an epic tale of passion, hope and redemption. This will be one of the biggest and most spectacular shows from Nottingham Operatic Society, with full orchestra, newly designed set and costumes, and cast of over 50 performers.
The clothes they stood up in: 2:30pm Saturday 24th September, Nottingham Playhouse, £7.50
A night at the opera ends with a shock for mild-mannered couple Maurice and Rosemary Ransome when they open their front door to discover their flat completely empty. From light bulbs to carpets to toilet paper, even their chicken casserole has been stolen.
The Ransomes turn detective to try and work out who is behind this outrageous act, and why and how they did it. Along the way, they are forced to examine their lives when stripped bare of the worldly possessions that define us all. Should they rebuild their old life, or begin afresh?
A bittersweet exploration of marriage, dreams and lives unlived, Adrian Scarborough’s adaptation brings Bennett’s hilarious story to the stage for the first time, capturing his trademark observational wit in this gentle and darkly surprising tale.
Much ado about nothing: Saturday 15th October, 2.30, Nottingham Playhouse £7.50
Besotted young couple Claudio and Hero have fallen fast and are quickly engaged. Not everyone finds romance so straightforward – Benedick balks at the very thought of it and Beatrice agrees with him, on that if nothing else. But somewhere in this world, there’s someone for everyone, even if they’re right under your nose.
Shakespeare’s raucous comedy is directed by Robert Hastie (Coriolanus, A Midsummer Night’s Dream). Every performance features the use of integrated creative sign language, audio description and captioning.
Nine Night: Saturday 5th November, 2.30, Nottingham Playhouse £7.50
When Gloria’s time comes, her family celebrate their revered mother with the traditional Jamaican Nine Night Wake – a touching yet testing multi-generational gathering packed with music, food, laughter and tears.
Natasha Gordon’s remarkable award-winning debut play, which was originally commissioned by and played at the National Theatre ahead of a successful West End run, holds a mirror up to family life – and loss – reflecting the heartfelt comedy and deep sorrow that occurs when they gather together to share memories, good food and grievances older than Gloria’s well-loved dining table.
Inherently funny and intensely moving, Nine Night is a family celebration of life you won’t want to miss.
This years Panto at the Playhouse will be Dick Whittington on Saturday 26th November at 2:30pm.
CONTACT THE THEATRE TRIPS ORGANISERS
To send an email to Paul, click Contact the Theatre Group - or contact the appropriate trip organiser listed below.
|Paul Martinez||0730 507 1206|
|Carolyn Broadhurst||0796 728 7079|
|Helen Forrester||0784 607 9721|
|Jill Garner||0798 827 3260|
|Linda Spencer||0790 452 9676|
|Jean Taylor||0752 610 0662|
|Tricia Terndrup||0115 940 1707|
|Mary Wile||0783 794 6615|
|Janet Whitchurch||0772 924 2917|