Open day celebrates Nottingham venue’s 30 years
Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall is throwing open its doors to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
An open day will be held on Saturday, 13 October and theatergoers will be able to see parts of the building they have never been able to see before.
A special event called Tak3over, featuring some of the finest dancers and musicians from across the city, will follow on Sunday, 18 November. Professional and community dancers will come under the artistic direction of Flipip Van Huffel of Retina Dance Company to create a show celebrating Nottingham and the Royal Concert Hall.
The season in the Royal Concert Hall and Theatre Royal from September until November has been announced.
The programme in the Theatre Royal begins with Will Young playing Emcee and Michelle Ryan taking on the role of Sally Bowles in Cabaret from 10 until 15 September.
Ace Bhatti, Don Gilet, William Ilkley and Ian Reddington are Bouncers in John Godber’s comedy from 25 until 29 September.
October starts with Beverley Callard, Ray Quinn, Joe McGann and Jess Robinson in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice from 1st until 6th.
Northern Ballet stages Madame Butterfly from 9 until 13 October before Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of the Susan Hill novel The Woman in Black visits Nottingham from 15 until 20 October.
Cheek by Jowl returns to the Theatre Royal, this time with John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore from 6 until 10 November.
Opera North performs three new productions, Gounod’s Faust, Don Giovanni by Mozart and Janacek’s The Makropulos Case from 20 until 24 November.
Dave Willetts and Marti Webb keep young and beautiful in 42nd Street from 27 November until 1 December.
John Partridge, Sheila Ferguson and the Grumbleweeds will star in the Theatre Royal panto Cinderella from 8 December until 13 January.
In the Royal Concert Hall highlights include Clare Buckfield, Vicky Entwistle and Hayley Tamaddon in The Vagina Monologues on 31 October and Some Like it Hip Hop, a ZooNation and Sadler’s Wells production, on 16 November.