Shakespeare and The Mousetrap in new Nottingham season

Published: 20 January 2013
Reporter: Steve Orme

Noises Off is at the Theatre Royal from 29 April until 4 May
Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty visits Nottingham from 2 until 6 April
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap returns to Nottingham from 13 until 18 May

Touring productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company, Propeller and the Old Vic as well as the 60th anniversary tour of The Mousetrap are highlights of the season from March to May at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal.

Tara Fitzgerald will play Hermione in The Winter’s Tale which will be in Nottingham from 26 until 30 March.

The Old Vic’s Noises Off, hailed as one of the greatest British comedies ever written, visits from 29 April until 4 May.

The Theatre Royal hosted the world première of The Mousetrap in 1952 and Agatha Christie’s whodunit returns from 13 until 18 May.

All-male company Propeller performs Twelfth Night on 29 and 30 May and 1 June along with The Taming of the Shrew on 31 May.

Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers returns to the Theatre Royal from 16 until 20 April.

For dance fans, Matthew Bourne’s new production of Sleeping Beauty visits from 2 until 6 April and Birmingham Royal Ballet will perform a selection of works on 10 and 11 May.

Opera North will be back in Nottingham with four works, three of them new productions, including Lesley Garrett’s return to the operatic stage in Poulenc’s La voix humaine.

Family audiences should enjoy Birmingham Stage Company’s production of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach from 10 until 14 April.

Further information is available on the Theatre Royal web site.

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