This autumn, Nottingham Playhouse presents a season of world classics alongside two distinctly Nottingham stories in partnership with The Nottingham Building Society.
An invited audience joined us for the launch of our autumn season this week. Before the evening began, the cast of Grandpa in my Pocket – Teamwork! gave a demonstration of the toys and puppets used in the show which was then followed by a very special performance of Nottingham playwright Emrys Bryson’s Keeper of the Flame. The revue sketch had an Olympic flavour as it followed the trials and tribulations of a torchbearer trying to light his torch. The sketch is from the same period as Harold Pinter’s Umbrellas which was performed at the Playhouse in 1960. Emrys was in the audience and delighted to see his sketch performed once again.
After the performance our Artistic Director, Giles Croft and Chief Executive, Stephanie Sirr then took to the stage to talk through the key highlights of our autumn season. They were joined by some of the key people involved in making our autumn shows happen.
Some of our guests included acclaimed Nottinghamshire writer, William Ivory, who is responsible for bringing David McVay’s Notts County football memoir Steak Diana Ross…Diary of a Football Nobody to the stage; Marcus Romer, from Pilot Theatre Company spoke about their hotly anticipated adaptation of Alan Sillitoe classic: The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner and Education Officers Sarah Stephenson and Allie Spencer spoke about our new education and community initiatives. Casting news was given for The Importance of Being Earnest and Of Mice and Men (watch this space!).
The audience were also treated to the first look at our dazzling title cloth for Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood before the evening ended with music from local musician, Samuel Kirk from Injured Birds (featured in the above photo), who will be performing in CAST bar on Monday 6 August.
You can book for all our shows online or by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.