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    • Qype User jo1320…
    • Ilkeston, Derbyshire
    • 5 friends
    • 80 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    18/4/2009

    A lovely producing theatre which holds many memories for me.

    Has a wonderful pantomine every year, that is always very funny and entertaining.

    It has just celebrated a big anniversary and often attracts many big names and has done so in the past.

    • Qype User amatsu…
    • Nottingham
    • 10 friends
    • 111 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    15/11/2008

    After a gap of some two years, I went to see Macbeth last night.
    I have been going to this theatre for some 23 years now, and, after a gap of some two years, walked into a time warp! In a good way!
    It retains it's young, vibrant and exciting atmosphere, making you want to visit just for a drink.
    The 'pub', now called Cast, has changed dramatically in its' decor since the late sixites but still buzzes with conversation. Shame about the 'music' - FAR too loud. Oh dear; am I getting old?!
    As for 'That Play'; well it was OK. The weird sisters were portrayed in a very interesting way but I found the acting in general to be rather over the top. But then I'm not an expert! And I didn't want to leave!
    xx

    • Qype User Richar…
    • Nottingham
    • 2 friends
    • 46 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    23/11/2008

    Nottingham Playhouse is a nationally-renowned theatre that hosts a wide variety of quality shows, including both home-grown and touring productions. Ticket prices are excellent value for money and the venue attracts quite a diverse audience. The comfortable auditorium is a masterpiece of planning and there is a good view from the vast majority of seats. In terms of size, it strikes just the right balance  large enough to avoid being overly intimate, yet small enough to retain its unique character. I've seen a wide range of different shows here and have rarely been disappointed. It's nice that the focus is generally on the quality of the shows themselves as opposed to 'name' performers. Staff here are friendly and the available refreshment options are of a good standard. Thoroughly recommended.

    • Qype User debbie…
    • Northampton
    • 5 friends
    • 43 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    23/4/2011

    An amazing place. put on fabulous plays and musicals. I performed here 2years ago. singing for a charity event it was great. the staff are really friendly and helpful.

    • Qype User madrhi…
    • Nottingham
    • 3 friends
    • 52 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    21/11/2008

    The Nottingham Playhouse holds a LOT of fond memories for me. From the age of about 16 to 21 I spent so much time there, seeing every play twice (apart from the pantomime) The productions they put on at that time were so innovative and inspiring, everything from slapstick comedy that had me roaring with laughter to conhtraversial, thought provoking drama. There was such a feeling of experimentalism at this time at the playhouse, they seemed fearless. It was as though the artistic director would throw something new at the public just to see if it worked. One totally improvised play I saw 7 times, because every night it was a different story. The theatre attracted big names such as Alan Rickman and Helena Bonham-Carter and Alan Rickman. I had the pleasure of seeing HBC in a powerful drama, but unfortunately Alan Rickmans Hamlet sold out in a day and I was on my way back from holiday that day so didn't get tickets.

    There was a great pub attached (the name of which escapes me), which was renovated and turned into a soulless, trendy bar.

    The early 90s was a great time for this teatre

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