• PATRICK KIELTY: “THERE’S FUNNY IN THERE”

    The future of Britain after Brexit, national identity and political upheaval don’t appear to be subjects that would have you guffawing with mirth. But these are the themes that Northern Ireland comedian and television presenter Patrick Kielty has chosen for his new stand-up show Borderline which will visit Nottingham. While he’s primarily known for making people laugh, he also has ...
  • First Touch

    Nathaniel Price Nottingham Playhouse 7–21 May 2022 When Adam Penford took over as artistic director of Nottingham Playhouse in 2018, the first work he commissioned was First Touch, Nathaniel Price’s debut play. Price, a former professional footballer who played for Crystal Palace, turned to writing after his career was cut short by injury. Penford felt Price’s “unique” voice coupled with ...
  • THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE

    Jim Cartwright Aria Entertainment and Glass Half Full Productions with Bonnie Comley and Stewart F Lane, Neil Gooding Productions and Tiny Giant Productions Derby Theatre 3–7 May 2022 Jim Cartwright’s 1992 opus The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is revived on a regular basis and rightly so. The Olivier Award-winning comedy drama about a shy girl who shuts herself ...
  • STEVE BACKSHALL: THE EXPLORER WHO’S AFRAID OF PEOPLE

    Explorer, naturalist, television presenter and writer Steve Backshall has dived with sharks, been hunted by a polar bear and gone on expeditions to parts of the globe that have never been explored before. So what is he afraid of? His answer may shock you: “I’m afraid of people. I think we’re far more frightening than any animal could ever be.” ...
  • WHO KILLED “AGATHA” CHRISTIE?

    Tudor Gates Tabs Productions in association with the Theatre Royal, Nottingham Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield 19–23 April 2022 What is the point of theatre critics? A question many in the acting profession must have asked over the years, especially when they’ve suffered a scathing review which they thought was unjustified. The role of the critic is dissected in Tudor Gates’ psychological ...
  • Sara Blizzard brings sunshine to weather forecasts

    Getting up at 3am to go to work is enough to bring a deep depression on many people. But not Sara Blizzard – she has a sunny outlook whenever she comes into our living rooms presenting the weather on BBC Television. This month marks the 23rd anniversary of Sarah’s East Midlands Today debut. She breezed onto our screens with her ...

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  • PATRICK KIELTY: “THERE’S FUNNY IN THERE”

    The future of Britain after Brexit, national identity and political upheaval don’t appear to be subjects that would have you guffawing with mirth. But these are the themes that Northern Ireland comedian and television presenter Patrick Kielty has chosen for his new stand-up show Borderline which will visit Nottingham. While he’s primarily known for making people laugh, he also has ...
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    First Touch

    Nathaniel Price Nottingham Playhouse 7–21 May 2022 When Adam Penford took over as artistic director of Nottingham Playhouse in 2018, the first work he commissioned was First Touch, Nathaniel Price’s debut play. Price, a former professional footballer who played for Crystal Palace, turned to writing after his career was cut short by injury. Penford felt Price’s “unique” voice coupled with ...
  • Headshot of Christina Bianco as Little Voice

    THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE

    Jim Cartwright Aria Entertainment and Glass Half Full Productions with Bonnie Comley and Stewart F Lane, Neil Gooding Productions and Tiny Giant Productions Derby Theatre 3–7 May 2022 Jim Cartwright’s 1992 opus The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is revived on a regular basis and rightly so. The Olivier Award-winning comedy drama about a shy girl who shuts herself ...
  • Headshot of Steve Backshall

    STEVE BACKSHALL: THE EXPLORER WHO’S AFRAID OF PEOPLE

    Explorer, naturalist, television presenter and writer Steve Backshall has dived with sharks, been hunted by a polar bear and gone on expeditions to parts of the globe that have never been explored before. So what is he afraid of? His answer may shock you: “I’m afraid of people. I think we’re far more frightening than any animal could ever be.” ...
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