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THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA – Royal Shakespeare Theatre: 12th July – 11th October

THE WHITE DEVIL – Swan Theatre: 30th July – 29th November

LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST - Royal Shakespeare Theatre: 23rd September 2014 – 14th March 2015
LOVE’S LABOUR’S WON (OR MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING) - Royal Shakespeare Theatre: 3rd October 2014 – 14th March 2015

THE WITCH OF EDMONTON - Swan Theatre: 23 October – 29 November 2014

THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE - Royal Shakespeare Theatre: 29th November – 31st January

 

ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE

 

 

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA:
Royal Shakespeare Theatre: 12 July – 4 September 2014
Live from Stratford-upon-Avon cinema screening:  Wednesday 3 September 2014
Newcastle Theatre Royal: 7 – 11 October 2014

 

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Simon Godwin

 

Casting is announced for Simon Godwin’s production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona which opens in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon this July with a press night on Tuesday 22 July, before being broadcast live into cinemas worldwide, streamed into schools and transferring to Newcastle Theatre Royal.

 

Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut to direct Shakespeare’s exuberant romantic comedy. Simon is Associate Director of the Royal Court, and he most recently directed Strange Interlude at the National Theatre. The production features Mark Arends as Proteus and Michael Marcus as Valentine. Mark recently appeared in Headlong’s 1984, and Michael’s credits include playing Henry Tudor in the BBC series The White Queen. Launce is played by Roger Morlidge, who has just finished appearing in the West End transfer of The Full Monty.

 

This is the first time in 45 years that The Two Gentleman of Verona has been performed in a full production on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre (RST) stage. The production will also be broadcast ‘Live from Stratford-upon-Avon’ to cinemas in collaboration with Picturehouse Entertainment during the performance in the RST on Wednesday 3 September and simultaneously screened in over 300 cinemas around the country whilst also being available in North America, Australia, Japan and Northern Europe.

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona full cast includes: Mark Arends (Proteus); Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Outlaw); Martin Bassindale (Speed); Pearl Chanda (Julia); Nicholas Gerard-Martin (Thurio);Robert Gilbert (Outlaw); Jonny Glynn (The Duke of Milan); Molly Gromadzki (Host/Singer); Youssef Kerkour (Sir Eglamour); Sarah MacRae (Silvia); Michael Marcus (Valentine); Roger Morlidge(Launce); Keith Osborn (Antonio); Leigh Quinn (Lucetta) and Simon Yadoo (Panthino/Outlaw).

 

The production is designed by Paul Wills with lighting by Bruno Poet. The music is composed by Michael Bruce with sound by Christopher Shutt. The Movement director is Jonathan Goddard.

 

The Company is also offering another unique opportunity to schools across the UK to experience the production in the classroom with the The Two Gentlemen of Verona being streamed into schools in November 2014. As the first theatre company to broadcast its work to schools the RSC reached over 34,000 students with its opening streaming of Richard II in November 2013 which included a live Q&A hosted by Konnie Huq with David Tennant and Gregory Doran.

 

This hugely popular initiative is made possible through collaboration with Ravensbourne College. Alongside the webcast, the RSC will create an extensive package of online resources for use by teachers and students in the classroom, both in the lead up to the broadcast and for use as follow up materials afterwards.

 

 

 

Love’s Labour’s Lost:
Royal Shakespeare Theatre: 23 September 2014 – 14 March 2015
Press performance: Wednesday 15 October, 2014 1pm
Live from Stratford-upon-Avon cinema screening:  Wednesday 11 February 2015

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Love’s Labour’s Won (or Much Ado About Nothing):
Royal Shakespeare Theatre: 3 October 2014 – 14 March 2015
Press performance: Wednesday 15 October, 2014 7pm
Live from Stratford-upon-Avon cinema screening:  Wednesday 4 March 2015

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Christopher Luscombe

 

Full casting is announced for Christopher Luscombe’s productions of Love’s Labour’s Lost and Love’s Labour’s Won (also known as Much Ado About Nothing). As part of a season marking the centenary of the First World War, both productions will play in repertoire in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon with a joint press day on Wednesday 15 October. They will also be broadcast live into cinemas worldwide and streamed free into schools.

 

Christopher Luscombe makes his RSC directorial debut having last appeared with the Company as an actor in 1998. His recent directing work includes The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Comedy of Errors for Shakespeare’s Globe, as well as The Madness of George III and Spamalot in the West End. He directs a single company of actors in a fresh pairing of two of Shakespeare’s most sparkling comedies. The productions will be set just before and just after the First World War in a splendid country house based on Charlecote Park in Warwickshire - four miles from the RSC’s home in Stratford-upon-Avon.

 

As already announced, Edward Bennett and Michelle Terry are returning to the RSC to play the lovers in both productions: Berowne and Rosaline, Benedick and Beatrice.

 

Love’s Labour’s Lost full cast includes: Sam Alexander (King of Navarre); Peter Basham (Gamekeeper); William Belchambers (Longaville); Edward Bennett (Berowne); Nick Haverson (Costard); John Hodgkinson (Don Armado); David Horovitch (Holofernes); Tunji Kasim (Dumaine); Sophie Khan Levy (Housemaid); Oliver Lynes (Footman); Emma Manton (Jaquenetta); Chris McCalphy (Dull); Frances McNamee (Maria); Peter McGovern (Moth); Chris Nayak (Footman); Jamie Newall (Boyet); Roderick Smith (Marcadé); Flora Spencer-Longhurst (Katharine); Michelle Terry (Rosaline); Harry Waller (Gamekeeper); Thomas Wheatley (Sir Nathaniel) and Leah Whitaker (Princess of France).

 

Love’s Labour’s Won full cast includes: Sam Alexander (Don John); Peter Basham (Butler); William Belchambers (Conrade); Edward Bennett (Benedick); Nick Haverson (Dogberry); John Hodgkinson (Don Pedro); David Horovitch (Leonato); Tunji Kasim (Claudio); Sophie Khan Levy (Housemaid); Oliver Lynes (Soldier); Emma Manton (Margaret); Chris McCalphy (Sexton); Frances McNamee (Ursula); Peter McGovern (George Seacoal); Chris Nayak (Borachio); Jamie Newall (Friar Francis); Roderick Smith (Verges); Flora Spencer-Longhurst (Hero); Michelle Terry (Beatrice); Harry Waller (Balthasar) and Thomas Wheatley (Antonio).

 

Both productions will be broadcast ‘Live from Stratford-upon-Avon’ to cinemas in collaboration with Picturehouse Entertainment during the performance in the RST of Love’s Labour’s Lost on Wednesday 11 February 2015 and of Love Labour’s Won on Wednesday 4 March and simultaneously screened in over 300 cinemas around the country whilst also being available in North America, Australia, Japan and Northern Europe.

 

Both productions are designed by Simon Higlett with lighting by Oliver Fenwick. The music is composed by Nigel Hess with sound by Jeremy Dunn. The Movement director is Jenny Arnold.

 

The Company is also offering another unique opportunity to schools across the UK to experience the productions in the classroom with them being streamed into schools in March and April 2015. As the first theatre company to broadcast its work to schools the RSC reached over 34,000 students with its first streaming of Richard II in November 2013.

 

This hugely popular initiative is made possible through collaboration with Ravensbourne College. Alongside the webcast, the RSC will create an extensive package of online resources for use by teachers and students in the classroom, both in the lead up to the broadcast and for use as follow up materials afterwards.

 

Shakespeare teachers’ packs including resources from Gregory Doran’s Richard II and Henry IV Parts I and II are available here: www.rsc.org.uk/education/online-resources/shakespeare-teachers-pack.aspx

 

To book tickets call 0844 800 1110 or online at www.rsc.org.uk

Press performances:
Love’s Labour’s Lost Wednesday 15 October, 2014 1pm
Love’s Labour’s Won Wednesday 15 October, 2014 7pm

For cinema listings and booking visit
 onscreen.rsc.org.uk/

Schools wanting to sign up for streaming direct to the classroom should also visit onscreen.rsc.org.uk/

The £5 ticket scheme for 16 – 25 year olds gives access to £5 tickets for all RSC productions whether we are performing in Stratford-upon-Avon, London or on tour.  Tickets can be booked 

 

 

 

THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE:
Royal Shakespeare Theatre: 29 November 2014 – 31 January 2015
Press night: Tuesday 9 December, 7pm

By Phil Porter
Directed by Erica Whyman

 

Full casting is announced for the world premiere of Phil Porter’s new play, The Christmas Truce. Inspired by the real events of the First World War exactly 100 years ago and directed by Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman, this uplifting play for families opens to the press on Tuesday 9 December in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

 

Erica Whyman makes her Royal Shakespeare Theatre directorial debut having recently directed plays by Timberlake Wertenbaker and Alice Birch as part of the RSC’s Midsummer Mischief festival in The Other Place. Erica was Chief Executive of Northern Stage from 2005 to 2012; her productions whilst there included Oh What a Lovely War, which was nominated for two TMA awards, Oh, The Humanity, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.  As Gregory Doran’s deputy Erica takes a lead on the development and commission of new writing for the RSC.

 

Phil Porter’s The Christmas Truce is inspired by the incredible true Christmas story from 1914, when soldiers along the Western Front left their trenches on Christmas Eve to meet their enemies in No Man’s Land to talk, exchange gifts and play football. Phil’s previous work at the RSC includes Here Lies Mary Spindler and editing The Tempest, Pericles and with Sean Foley A Mad World My Masters, which begins a UK tour with English Touring Theatre in 2015. His other plays include Blink (Soho Theatre/Traverse Theatre/New York) and The Cracks In My Skin (Manchester Royal Exchange, Bruntwood Award).

The Christmas Truce draws on the story of Warwickshire Regiment Soldier and local cartoonist, Capt. Bruce Bairnsfather, who worked at the original Shakespeare Memorial Theatre as an electrical engineer. Bruce Bairnsfather is played by Joseph Kloska returning to the RSC having last been with the Company in Measure for Measure and Gregory Doran’s Written on the Heart.

 

Bairnsfather’s most famous cartoon character Old Bill is brought to life in the play and is played by Gerard Horan. They are joined by Sam Alexander; Peter Basham; William Belchambers; Nick Haverson; Tunji Kasim; Sophie Khan Levy; Oliver Lynes; Emma Manton;Chris McCalphy; Peter McGovern; Frances McNamee; Chris Nayak; Jamie Newall; Roderick Smith; Flora Spencer-Longhurst; Harry Waller; Thomas Wheatley and Leah Whitaker.

 

The production is designed by Tom Piper with lighting by Charles Balfour. Music is composed and arranged by Sam Kenyon with sound by Andy Franks.

 

As the RSC creates the production the Company continues to invite local people and those with connections to the Warwickshire Regiment to share and discover their own First World War family history. A short film of some of these stories is available here: www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/the-christmas-truce/sharing-stories-video.aspx

 

Alongside The Christmas Truce there will be a free exhibition exploring the life and work of Capt. Bruce Bairnsfather, who became world-famous during the First World War for his cartoons depicting life on the frontline. Published weekly in ‘The Bystander’ magazine his cartoons caught the imagination of the soldiers at war, and their families back home. Bairnsfather became a household name and published volumes of his cartoons selling over a million copies. This free exhibition will explore his fascinating life and work as well as the artist’s interesting personal connections to Stratford-upon-Avon and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Curated by the Royal Shakespeare Company in collaboration with Mark Warby, a leading Bruce Bairnsfather collector and writer, the exhibition opens on the 10 October 201 4.

 

 

 

 

 

SWAN THEATRE

 

 

THE WHITE DEVIL

Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon: 30 July – 29 November 2014
Press night: 
Wednesday 6 August 2014, 7pm

 

By John Webster
Directed by Maria Aberg

Full casting is announced for Maria Aberg’s production of Webster’s violent tragedy The White Devil, which continues the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘Roaring Girls’ season in the Swan Theatre, revealing some of the great parts written for and about women.

Maria Aberg returns to the RSC following last year’s vibrant summer production of As You Like It and King John as part of the 2012 World Shakespeare Festival. Maria’s forthcoming production of Polly Stenham’s new play Hotel will shortly open at the National Theatre.

Leading the cast is Kirsty Bushell as ‘The White Devil’ Vittoria, and Laura Elphinstone as Vittoria's sister Flamineo. Kirsty was last at the RSC with the 2012 productions of Twelfth NightThe Tempest and The Comedy of Errors. Her other credits include The Big Meal (The Ustinov, Bath) directed by former RSC Artistic Director Michael Boyd and Edward II (National Theatre). Laura returns to the RSC having made her debut in Dominic Cooke’s 2006 production of The Crucible. Her other theatre credits include Top GirlsA Month in the Country (Chichester Festival Theatre), Pains of Youthand Women of Troy (National Theatre).

The White Devil full cast includes: Joseph Arkley (Ludovico); Peter Bray (Marcello); Elspeth Brodie (Company); Kirsty Bushell (Vittoria); Colin Anthony Brown (Ambassador); Faye Castelow (Isabella); Keir Charles (Camillo); Liz Crowther (Cornelia); Laura Elphinstone (Flamineo); Lizzie Hopley (Hortensio); Joan Iyiola (Zanche); Tony Jayawardena (Ambassador); Michael Moreland (Company); Ken Nwosu (Carlo); Tom Padley (Antonelli); David Rintoul (Cardinal Monticelso); Simon Scardifield (Francisco); Jay Simpson (Gasparo); David Sturzaker (Bracciano) and Harvey Virdi (Matron).

Music for The White Devil is composed by David Maclean and Tommy Grace from the band Django Django. Their self-titled debut album released in January 2012 was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Music Prize.  Video design for the production is by Nathan Parker who was the Art Director for the music video for Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’, for which he won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction.

The production is designed by Naomi Dawson with lighting by James Farncombe, with sound by Tom Gibbons. The Movement director is Ayse Tashkiran and Fight director is Malcolm Ranson.


To book tickets call 0844 800 1110 or online at www.rsc.org.uk ;
Press Night: Wednesday 6 August, 7pm

The RSC Ensemble is generously supported by THE GATSBY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION and THE KOVNER FOUNDATION
The RSC Literary Department is generously supported by THE DRUE HEINZ TRUST

The ‘Roaring Girls’ season is generously supported by Miranda Curtis.

£5 tickets for 16-25s
The £5 ticket scheme for 16 – 25 year olds gives access to £5 tickets for all RSC productions whether we are performing in Stratford-upon-Avon, London or on tour.  Tickets can be booked in advance on the phone, online or in person with some available for sale on the day of the performance.  The scheme is supported by Project Partner, BP. 

 

Made in Stratford-upon-Avon - Seen around the world
Everyone at the Royal Shakespeare Company, from actors to technicians, milliners to musicians, plays a part in creating the world you see on stage. Our work begins its life at our Stratford workshops and theatres and we share it with audiences across the world through our touring, residencies and online activity. So, wherever you experience the RSC, you experience work that is made in Shakespeare’s home town.
Shakespeare has been performed and celebrated in Stratford for centuries and the RSC has trained generations of the very best theatre makers since the Company was founded in 1961.  We pioneer contemporary approaches to Shakespeare’s plays, as well as staging the work of those who inspired him and the work of today’s playwrights. www.rsc.org.uk

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FULL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR GREGORY DORAN’S PRODUCTION OF THE WITCH OF EDMONTON AT THE SWAN THEATRE THIS AUTUMN

THE WITCH OF EDMONTON - Swan Theatre: 23 October – 29 November 2014

By Thomas Dekker, John Ford and William Rowley
Directed by Gregory Doran
Swan Theatre: 23 October – 29 November 2014
Press Night: Wednesday 29 October, 7pm

Tickets: 0844 800 1110 or www.rsc.org.uk

Full casting is announced for Gregory Doran’s new production of the rarely-performed Jacobean domestic tragedy by Dekker, Ford and Rowley, The Witch of Edmonton.  As previously announced Eileen Atkins returns to the RSC in the title role of Elizabeth Sawyer as the RSC continues to stage the plays of Shakespeare’s contemporaries in the Swan Theatre. The Witch of Edmonton opens for previews on the 23 October 2014 and will play in repertoire with an extended run of The White Devil until the 29 November 2014.

In the village of Edmonton, Elizabeth Sawyer is derided by her neighbours who accuse her of being a witch. Selling her soul to the devil she seeks revenge on all who have wronged her. Eileen Atkins last performed with the RSC in 1997 in The Unexpected Man by Yasmina Reza with Michael Gambon, which had its RSC premiere in The Pit at the Barbican before transferring to the West End. Her many credits include Cranford, for which she won a BAFTA and Emmy as well as Gosford Park. Her latest stage appearance is in Ellen Terry with Eileen Atkins at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in London.

Eileen is joined by: Joseph Arkley (Warbeck); Joe Bannister (Somerton); Ian Bonar (Frank Thorney); Elspeth Brodie (Katherine); Faye Castelow(Susan); Liz Crowther (Anne Ratcliffe); Oliver Dench (Morris Dancer); Geoffrey Freshwater (Old Thorney); Shvorne Marks (Winnifride); Christopher Middleton (Old Banks); Michael Moreland (Old Ratcliffe); Ian Redford (Old Carter); David Rintoul (Sir Arthur Clarington); Jay Simpson (Dog); Timothy Speyer (Justice) and Dafydd Llyr Thomas (Cuddy Banks).

The Witch of Edmonton is designed by Niki Turner. The lighting is designed by Tim Mitchell with music by Paul Englishby. Sound is by Jonathan Ruddick and movement by Michael Ashcroft.

 

 


GRAND THEATRE

WOLVERHAMPTON

BOX OFFICE: 01902 42 92 12

www.grandtheatre.co.uk

 

 

MARC BOLAN MUSICAL SET TO ROCK THE CITY

 

Performance dates:  Mon 30 Jun – Sat 5 July

 

 

 

Musical theatre star Warren Sollars (Mamma Mia!From Here To Eternity) will lead the cast of the musical, 20TH CENTURY BOY, playing the Glam Rock legend Marc Bolan. He will be joined by TV stars Sue Jenkins (Brookside, Coronation Street) and Luke Bailey (Waterloo Road, Casualty). 

 

20TH CENTURY BOY is directed and choreographed by Gary Lloyd (Thriller Live, Fame), written by Peter Rowe in association with Gary Lloyd, with music and lyrics by original glam rocker Marc Bolan.

 

20TH CENTURY BOY is the culmination of five years’ development and is based on an original idea by Brian Dunham, Colin Giffin and Nicky Graham. The original production had highly successful and critically acclaimed runs at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich in September 2011 and the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry in September 2012. This new production tours throughout the UK from April 2014 and showcases 24 of Marc Bolan and T.Rex’s best-known iconic hits including Ride A White SwanI Love To Boogie and Get It On.

 

Choreographer Gary Lloyd said “After working on this very special project for over five years, I am extremely excited to take Marc Bolan's classic catalogue of songs out on the road in the UK. Marc is still very loved by a whole generation of fans and I really hope this piece will open up some of his greatest hits to a whole new generation. With a remarkable new cast, including Sue Jenkins, Luke Bailey and Warren Sollars, we are celebrating with this number one national tour. I hope the UK are ready to don their feather boas, rock out in their 70's heels and Get It On!"

 

LISTINGS DETAILS

 

20TH CENTURY BOY

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre,

Lichfield Street,

Wolverhampton,

WV1 1DE

 

Performance times: Monday 30 June – Saturday 5 July

Press night: Monday 30 June

Performance times: Eves at 7.30pm, Fri at 5:30pm & 8:30pm, Sat at 2.30pm & 7.30pm 

Ticket Prices: £23.50 – £29.50 (with concessions available)

Box Office: 01902 42 92 12

Website: www.grandtheatre.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE

Wellington Circus

Nottingham NG1 5AF

BOX OFFICE: 0115 941 9419

Book Online - www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

 

Monday 11 – 16 August

 

Advanced Youth Theatre presents….

Equus            

 

By Peter Shaffer

 

Directed by Sarah Stephenson

 

A teenage boy, caught between a religious mother and an atheist father, finds friendship and companionship in horses. Then, seemingly inexplicably, he blinds the horses with a spike. The psychiatrist brought in to treat the boy discovers his own life is paradoxically examined.

 

In the Neville Studio. Evenings 7.30pm; Saturday Matinee 2pm.

 

 

Saturday 29 August – Saturday 6 September

The Kite Runner

 

By Khaled Hosseini

 

Adapted by Matthew Spangler

 

Directed by Giles Croft

              

In an extraordinary theatrical coup, Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman have secured the rights to stage the European premiere of Matthew Spangler’s stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s international bestseller, The Kite Runner 10 years after the novel was first published. With a script completed before the release of the feature film adaptation, the play was first produced by The San Jose Repertory in 2009 and is the recipient of five San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle Awards. The Kite Runner, which first hit the bookshelves in 2003, was Khaled Hosseini’s first novel. It became an instant bestseller across the globe and has since been published in seventy countries. The book tells the story of Amir, a young boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, whose closest friend is Hassan, his father's young Hazara servant. The tale is set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall of Afghanistan's monarchy through the Soviet invasion, the exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the rise of the Taliban regime. It charts a friendship that spans cultures and continents and follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. The show tours nationally after its Nottingham week.

 

Evenings 7.45pm; Matinees 2.30pm.

 

 

Friday 12 – Saturday 27 September

Time and the Conways

By J. B. Priestley

Directed by Fiona Buffini

 

If the future is broken, can the past be fixed?

 

A World War has just ended. A seemingly happy family gather to celebrate a birthday party. Eighteen years later, we see that the future is far from the one they imagined that night.

What has determined the future?

 

Priestley offers us many answers; complacency and class arrogance, their own mistakes and the interference of others have all led to the darkening of their lives. Beneath the surface of this simple family story, Priestley explores the political and social history of Britain between the wars, and the nature of time itself.

 

Can we change the course of our lives?

 

“Remember what we once were and what we thought we’d be. And now this.”

 

Evenings 7.45pm; Matinees 2.30pm.

 

 

 

Friday 3 – Saturday 18 October

Propaganda Swing

 

By Peter Arnott

 

Directed by Hamish Glen

 

How did the Devil have the best tunes?

The jazz scene in 1930s Berlin was one of the most vibrant and exciting in the world – a time captured brilliantly in the musical, Cabaret. But what happened to those talented singers and musicians as the Nazis’ grip tightened?

Propaganda Swing is a new play that throws a spotlight on the gripping true story of ‘Charlie and his Orchestra’. Featuring a fantastic swing band live on stage, this enthralling show reveals the characters behind the story of how some of the greatest German jazz musicians of the day entered into a Faustian pact with the Fascists – they could keep playing their beloved music at the price of seeing it corrupted for evil.

The captivating combination of WWII intrigue and drama set against a backdrop of glitz, glamour and Big Band swagger, makes Propaganda Swing a must-see show.

Evenings 7.45pm; Matinees 2.30pm.

 

 

 

Friday 31 October – Saturday 15 November

Arcadia

 

By Tom Stoppard

 

Directed by Giles Croft

 

A serious comedy about science, sex and landscape gardening.

 

1809. Lust, longing and literary rivalry seize the inhabitants of Sidley Park, a grand house in Derbyshire, where proposals for the remodelling of the landscape are being contemplated. In the midst of this, the teenage Thomasina Coverly is making a scientific discovery that could change the way people understand the world. On the brink of adulthood, she is also increasingly fascinated by her rakish tutor, Septimus Hodge.

1993. Rivalry once again seizes the inhabitants of Sidley Park, as academics Bernard and Hannah compete to unpick the historic secrets of the estate and its earlier occupants, under the contemptuous eye of the current inhabitant, a young mathematician. Who was the mysterious hermit, do a young lady’s notebooks indicate a precocious scientific genius, and what – if anything – was Lord Byron up to?

Set in one room, spanning these two periods, Arcadia is an exuberantly funny, thought-provoking and touching masterpiece by Tom Stoppard which has dazzled audiences from the National Theatre to Broadway.

Tom Stoppard’s richest, most ravishing comedy to date, a play of wit, intellect, language, brio and…emotion.”

The New York Times

 

Evenings 7.45pm; Matinees 2.30pm.

 

 

 

Friday 28 November 2014 – Saturday 17 January 2015

Sleeping Beauty

 

Written and directed by Kenneth Alan Taylor

 

Prepare to be spellbound with Kenneth Alan Taylor’s 31st pantomime at Nottingham Playhouse!

Join us as we tell the magical tale of Sleeping Beauty, a princess cursed by a wickedly evil witch. Will a handsome young prince be able to save our beautiful princess and help her live happily ever after?

Featuring everything you have come to love about Playhouse pantomimes such as dazzling costumes, stunning sets, mischievous fun and thrilling musical numbers that will excite the whole family.

Evenings 7.45pm; Matinees 2.30pm. (Tues. 13 January 1.30pm)

 

 


 

DERBY THEATRE

 

Theatre Walk

Eagle Centre

Derby

DE1 2NF

 

BOX OFFICE: 01332 593939

or

www.derbytheatre.co.uk

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MALVERN THEATRES

FORUM and FESTIVAL

Grange Road

Malvern

Worcestershire

WR1 3HB

BOX OFFICE: 01684 892277

www.malvern-theatres.co.uk


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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