Nottingham postpones Red Ellen until 2022

Published: 18 July 2020
Reporter: Steve Orme

"Positive response": Red Ellen

Nottingham Playhouse has postponed the opening production of its autumn 2020 season, Red Ellen by Caroline Bird, until spring 2022.

Directed by Wils Wilson, the play tells the story of Labour MP Ellen Wilkinson who battled to save Jewish refugees in Nazi Germany as well as leading 200 workers in the Jarrow crusade—a march from Newcastle through Nottingham and the Midlands to London to deliver a petition to reduce unemployment and poverty.

Nottingham Playhouse artistic director Adam Penford said, "we're disappointed to be postponing Red Ellen but delighted that it's being rescheduled for 2022. Our commitment to producing new plays and championing talent remains just as strong, despite the challenges theatres will face going forward.

"The Playhouse audience responded really positively to Red Ellen at our season launch; it will be worth the wait to see it on our stage."

It will now run from Tuesday 8 until Saturday 19 March 2022. Press night will be Wednesday 9 March at 7PM.