Nottingham Playhouse

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A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story review – Mark Gatiss’s witty dash through Dickens
Gatiss’s delayed rework amps up the ghostly effects while drawing out the overlooked dark comedy in the classic tale

Arifa Akbar

03, Nov, 2021 @1:25 PM

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Piaf review – the rise and fall of the Little Sparrow
Jenna Russell captures the tragedy in this rags-to-rags story but the power of the songs can’t hide the play’s weaknesses

Claire Armitstead

07, Jul, 2021 @9:38 AM

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Still Life review – nothing ordinary about these everyday Nottingham tales
Julie Hesmondalgh as a food bank volunteer and Frances de la Tour in glinting Alan Bennett headline this sharp set of five plays filmed in and around the city

Susannah Clapp

23, May, 2021 @9:30 AM

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A brief encounter with Muriel, Alan Bennett’s latest talking head
Frances de la Tour plays another of the playwright’s fascinating women in a three-minute sketch for Nottingham Playhouse’s digital series

Arifa Akbar

07, May, 2021 @6:30 PM

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Cinderella review – classy panto with a defiant spirit
Covid quips abound – and the Prince keeps his distance from Cinders – in Nottingham Playhouse’s colourful show

Mark Fisher

15, Dec, 2020 @8:00 PM

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Bubble review – tetchy, tender tale of love under lockdown
In James Graham’s Covid romcom, a couple who have just met decide to quarantine together, while in a parallel narrative they face isolation alone

Arifa Akbar

25, Oct, 2020 @1:48 PM

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10 UK theatre shows to see in October
As plays return to the stage here are some of the best – from Rent in Manchester to James Graham’s Bubble in Nottingham

Chris Wiegand

01, Oct, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Mark Gatiss’s stage adaptation of A Christmas Carol postponed to 2021
Writer says production of Dickens classic will debut at Nottingham Playhouse in October 2021 due to uncertainty over reopening of UK theatres

Chris Wiegand

06, Aug, 2020 @11:33 AM

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'It's my second home': UK arts figures pick the theatres that inspired them
Arts venues have been hit hard by the pandemic and are still unable to stage live performances. In a new series, we celebrate their essential role

Compiled by Chris Wiegand

06, Jul, 2020 @12:25 PM

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Noah and the Peacock review – live lockdown theatre in fine feather
This Zoom show for families captures the buzz of theatre and asks the audience to dress up and make their own sound effects

Chris Wiegand

20, Jun, 2020 @1:00 PM

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National Theatre announces final free streams including Small Island
The NT’s popular online initiative continues with the ambitious 2019 adaptation of Andrea Levy’s Windrush novel and four more shows

Chris Wiegand

11, Jun, 2020 @11:01 AM

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Mark Gatiss: 'We talk more about mental illness but the stigma hasn't gone away'
The star of Nottingham Playhouse’s The Madness of George III, streamed for National Theatre at Home, talks about royalty, lockdown and theatre’s future

Interview by Arifa Akbar

10, Jun, 2020 @11:33 AM

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