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Theatre Diary

Lit
By Sophie Ellerb
on demand

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and HighTide
Till 31st May

lit Following a sell-out run in 2019, this thrilling new version of Sophie Ellerby’s LIT has been specially filmed for audiences to enjoy at home.

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Still Life
on demand

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company
Till 31st May

still life This new piece of digital theatre that tells the tales of the city we love, returns to On Demand.

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First Touch
Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company

Nottingham Playhouse
Until 21st May

first touch Clayton James, a 17-year-old Nottingham lad, dreams of becoming the next Viv Anderson. With a prodigious talent, the offer of a professional contract at a First Division club and a growing romance with girlfriend Serena, he appears to have the world at his feet.

But life at the beginning of the 1980s isn’t easy for Clayton and his family, trying to make it in an era of racism and hooliganism.

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Veronica's Room
By Ira Levin
WEST BRIDGFORD DRAMATIC SOCIETY

Studio Theatre, Stamford Road, West Bridgford
17th - 21st May

veronica's room This chilling mystery thriller by the author of Rosemary's Baby explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests enticed to the Brabissant mansion by it's dissolute caretakers the lonely Mackeys.

Struck by Susan's strong resemblance to Veronica Brabissant, long- dead daughter of the family for whom they work, the older couple gradually induce her to impersonate Veronica briefly to solace the only living Brabissant, her addled sister who believes Veronica alive. Once dressed in Veronica's clothes, Susan finds herself locked in the role and locked in Veronica's room. Or is she Veronica, in 1935, pretending to be an imaginary Susan?

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Ladies of Letters
by Lou Wakefield and Carole Hayma
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Derby Theatre
17th - 21st May

Ladies of Letters Ladies of Letters is a riotously funny, sharply observant comedy, about women finding their voices later in life, adapted by acclaimed writer Jonathan Harvey, from the long running TV and radio series

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Two One Act Plays
"Alternative Accommodation" by Pam Valentine
"When I Snap my Fingers" by Bruce Adam
Radcliffe-on-Trent Drama Group

Grange Hall, Vicarage Lane, Radcliffe-on-Trent
17th - 21st May

radcliffe-on-trent drama group Alternative Accommodation - Recently widowed, Anna is visited by her three middle-aged children who have already decided that the family house must be sold and Anna move either to a residential home or sheltered housing.

When I Snap my Fingers - Simon and Maria Moffat agree to undergo hypnosis as part of performer Sven Gali’s act when a ­fire alarm sounds before Sven has had a chance to remove the effect of certain trigger words.

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Made in Dagenham
WLOS

Acorn Theatre, Worksop
18th - 21st May

Made in Dagenham Made in Dagenham is set in 1968 in Essex, the community is a close and loyal network of working Class solidarity. The women of Ford Dagenham go on strike following a proposal to downgrade their skill set and subsequently their pay. This then highlights the massive inequality between men and women in the workplace when doing the same job.

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The F Word
University of Derby 3rd Year Theatre Arts

Derby Theatre
20th - 21st May

the f word Nina, Stacie and Ivana, three best friends out on the town for the night of their lives. Trying to exist in a world where they are objectified, vilified, making discoveries about themselves, each other and the disappointments of everyday life, people and patriarchy. You might laugh, you might cry, you might die a little inside.

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The Thrill of Love
University of Derby 3rd Year Theatre Arts

Derby Theatre
20th - 21st May

The Thrill of Love Ruth Ellis: model, nightclub hostess and the last woman to be hanged in Britian.

The Thrill of Love dives into the story behind her crime, what drove her to murder her lover on the streets of London, and the life she lived that led to her hanging.

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Annual Showcase
Presented by Nottingham Arts Theatre Youth Group

Nottingham Arts Theatre
21st May

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

After nearly 18 months of virtual sessions over 2020 and 2021, they are finally back and ready to show you what they can do and welcome you back to the theatre to share their work.

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A Tale of Two Cities
Devised by Ben Duke & the Company.

Nottingham Playhouse
24th May

A Tale of Two Cities If you’ve never read Charles Dickens’ novel of revolution and excessive gestures of love, then this is the show for you.

If you have read it, this might also be the show for you, depending on how well you remember it.

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Ghosts
by Henrik Ibsen

Lace Market Theatre, Nottingham
24th - 28th May

ghosts Helen Alving has spent her life suspended in an emotional void after the death of her cruel but charming husband. But his hidden legacies live on blighting the life of her, her son and all who care for them. Raw and unsparing.

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All The Fun of the Fair
Presented by The People's Theatre Company

Nottingham Arts Theatre
25th - 28th May

All The Fun of the Fair Set in a 1970's travelling fair with dodgem cars, waltzers, a rifle range and candy floss booths, all which have seen better days. Levi Lee, the recently widowed proprietor who is struggling to keep his fair afloat, as his star attraction, The Wall of Death, has been closed down.

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Nobody
Motionhouse - A dance-circus adventure

Nottingham Playhouse
26th May

nobody Fast-moving and highly physical, Nobody explores the tension between our inner lives and how we make sense of the world around us.

Motionhouse’s renowned dance-circus style combines with mesmerising choreography to tell this emotional and ultimately uplifting story, full of twists and turns.

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Patricia Gets Ready...
by Martha Watson

Derby Theatre
27th May

Patricia Gets Ready... Patricia has spent a year crafting a kick ass speech while recovering from an abusive relationship. But when she bumps into her ex on the street, and accidentally agrees to dinner with him that night, she's got some big decisions to make; what to wear? What to say? And whether or not to go?

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Darknet
University of Derby 2nd Year Theatre Arts

Derby Theatre
27th - 28th May

darknet In an age where we increasingly play out our lives on the stage of the virtual world, Darknet, by Rose Lewenstein, addresses issues of how much and what we share online. Octopus Inc., an internet giant, encourages individuals to share personal data for currency.

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The King of Reggae
The Man, The Music
Rush Theatre Company

Nottingham Playhouse
28th May

The King of Reggae From the Company that brought you the critically acclaimed RUSH A Joyous Jamaican Journey this narrated musical tells the story of The King of Reggae whose iconic music fused elements of reggae, ska and rocksteady. Enjoy songs like One Love, No Woman No Cry and Is This Love played live by the JA Reggae Band.

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Spontaneous Potter
SPONTANEOUS PLAYERS

The Space, Nottingham
28th May

Spontaneous Potter The smash hit Spontaneous Potter is an entirely improvised wizarding comedy play, based on an audience suggestion of a fanfiction title. Hilarity ensues as an entirely new Potter adventure is magically improvised on the spot – with live musical accompaniment!

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A Murder is Announced
based on Agatha Christie

Theatre Royal, Nottingham
31st May - 4th June

A Murder is Announced The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an advert in the local newspaper that a murder will take place this coming Friday at Little Paddocks, the home of Letitia Blacklock.

Unable to resist, the group gather at the house at the appointed time, when the lights go out and a gun is fired. Enter Miss Marple, who must unravel a complex series of relationships and events to solve the mystery of the killer…

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