New season at Playhouse

Nottingham Playhouse has announced its new season of work that includes three plays exploring ‘Time and Memory’, together with the return of one of last year’s main stage successes, The Kite Runner.

The Spring season has begun with a five-way co-production of Brecht and Weill’s The Threepenny Opera.

The project that sees a fully integrated cast of disabled and non-disabled actors and musicians bring to life a production of uprising and dispossession.

May sees the return of the neat festival, (Nottingham European Arts Theatre Festival), first launched in Nottingham back in 2011.

neat14 will feature work from Spain, Croatia, Poland, Canada and Germany among many other countries from 23rd May to 1st June.

Launching neat 14 will be a major new community project Mass Bolero - an eight-minute film involving the people of Nottingham.

The mass-participation event will see community groups, schools, organisations and individuals recreate Torvill and Dean’s iconic Bolero, paying tribute to two of Nottingham’s finest, with a powerful regional resonance.

The Time and Memory season runs from September to November and presents three plays by British writers that all use two time frames to explore the impact of the past on the present.

In Time and the Conways, JB Priestley explores how the optimism at the end of the First World War is replaced by cynicism and discontent en route to the inevitable tragedy of the Second World War.

In Propaganda Swing, Peter Arnott’s new play tells the story of an American journalist remembering his time in Berlin during the Second World War and his unwilling involvement in the Nazi propaganda programme.

Our final autumn main stage production is Arcadia. Tom Stoppard explores, with brilliant wit, how we can never fully understand the past and how the journey to the future is constant and unchangeable.

For full details on Nottingham Playhouse’s 2014 season, go to: