• PIAF

    By Pam Gems Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Leeds Playhouse Venue: Nottingham Playhouse 2–17 July 2021 When Pam Gems wrote Piaf in 1973 she was told the central role needed a strong singer and a dramatic actress in one. For that reason the play was shelved. Five years later the Royal Shakespeare Company produced it with Jane Lapotaire in the ...
  • FATHER BROWN – THE MURDERER IN THE MIRROR

    Adapted by John Goodrum from the mysteries of G K Chesterton Tabs Productions and Theatre Royal Nottingham Venue: Theatre Royal, Nottingham 29 June – 3 July 2021 The fictional Roman Catholic priest Father Brown appeared in 53 stories published between 1910 and 1936. In recent years the character’s popularity has risen mainly due to Mark Williams’ portrayal of the amateur ...
  • LIVE BED SHOW

    By Arthur Smith Tabs Productions Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield 22-26 June 2021 When theatre companies began looking at shows they could present when venues reopened, it was obvious they could not choose plays with a big cast or ones which called for close, intimate action. That was a dilemma facing Tabs Productions, so company boss Karen Henson came up with a ...
  • ALL ABOUT MURDER

    By Brian Clemens and Dennis Spooner Tabs Productions and Theatre Royal Nottingham Venue: Theatre Royal, Nottingham 22-26 June 2021   It has been a regular annual draw since 1986: the Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season, a group of plays performed on a weekly basis by a small repertory company. So it was no surprise that a quartet of plays is ...
  • ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR

    By Alan Ayckbourn London Classic Theatre Venue: Derby Theatre 16-19 June 2021 Few things can be as surreal as sitting in a theatre with alternate rows of seats empty and big gaps between couples who wear a mask for more than two hours. But sitting in a socially distanced theatre on a muggy June evening watching a play about Christmas ...
  • Jenna Russell to play Piaf in Nottingham

    She’s a regular in the West End where she won one of the most prestigious awards in showbiz, she’s worked on Broadway and she took over as one of the main characters in the BBC soap EastEnders. Now Jenna Russell is coming to Nottingham. The actress and singer will play French cabaret performer and chanteuse Edith Piaf in Pam Gems’ ...

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  • Shot of Jenna Russell as Edith Piaf

    PIAF

    By Pam Gems Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Leeds Playhouse Venue: Nottingham Playhouse 2–17 July 2021 When Pam Gems wrote Piaf in 1973 she was told the central role needed a strong singer and a dramatic actress in one. For that reason the play was shelved. Five years later the Royal Shakespeare Company produced it with Jane Lapotaire in the ...
  • Shot of John Lyons (Father Brown) and Karen Henson (Miriam Mandeville)

    FATHER BROWN – THE MURDERER IN THE MIRROR

    Adapted by John Goodrum from the mysteries of G K Chesterton Tabs Productions and Theatre Royal Nottingham Venue: Theatre Royal, Nottingham 29 June – 3 July 2021 The fictional Roman Catholic priest Father Brown appeared in 53 stories published between 1910 and 1936. In recent years the character’s popularity has risen mainly due to Mark Williams’ portrayal of the amateur ...
  • Shot of John Goodrum and Karen Henson

    LIVE BED SHOW

    By Arthur Smith Tabs Productions Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield 22-26 June 2021 When theatre companies began looking at shows they could present when venues reopened, it was obvious they could not choose plays with a big cast or ones which called for close, intimate action. That was a dilemma facing Tabs Productions, so company boss Karen Henson came up with a ...
  • Shot of Susan Earnshaw (Maxine Goodman) and David Callister (Nigel Forbes)

    ALL ABOUT MURDER

    By Brian Clemens and Dennis Spooner Tabs Productions and Theatre Royal Nottingham Venue: Theatre Royal, Nottingham 22-26 June 2021   It has been a regular annual draw since 1986: the Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season, a group of plays performed on a weekly basis by a small repertory company. So it was no surprise that a quartet of plays is ...
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