Treats galore for theatre fans to look forward to at city venues
As we move – slowly but surely – towards a time when leisure venues are ready to open again, theatre fans across the area have plenty of top productions to look forward to.
Fans of Agatha Christie will be counting down the days until Middle Ground Theatre Company return to the area with their production of A Murder Is Announced.
It can be seen at Nottingham Theatre Royal from July 18 to 21.
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…
Now in it’s fourth year of touring, this lavish production has delighted packed audiences right around the country.
For more on tickets, you can go to www.trch.co.uk
For something completely different, try Gary Lagden’s new play Fly Half, which will be performed at Nottingham Playhouse on October 15.
Featuring original songs by Gareth Moulton, Fly Half tells the story of a rugby playing steelworker from South Wales.
Set in an industrial town, this play is a celebration of working class families who head out the match each week, stand pitch side with pride, supporting their local team.
It is a lyrical hymn to one man’s passion for his family, his town and his beloved game of rugby.
For more, go to www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk
Finally, don’t miss the chance to see The Thunder Girls, coming to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from November 2 to 6.
Starring Beverley Callard (Coronation Street), Gary Webster (EastEnders), Coleen Nolan (singer and TV presenter) and Carol Harrison (EastEnders), The Thunder Girls gives you a chance to see what might go on behind closed doors when legendary bands meet up to discuss a reunion.
The Thunder Girls were a successful ‘80s girl band until lead singer Chrissie sensationally quit to pursue a solo career, taking with her, Rick, the band’s manager. Chrissie broke the ‘Girl Code’ as Rick was also the boyfriend of bandmate Roxanne.
At the reunion dinner from hell, Chrissie tries to reunite the band to salvage herself from bankruptcy after being conned out of her fortune by her toyboy husband.
But is there a price which can heal the wounds?
For more on The Thunder Girls, go to www.trch.co.uk