THEATRE NEWS

 

The world famous show Les Miserables is being licensed for a limited time for adult amateur groups next year. One of the productions will be at Nottingham's Theatre Royal in May. It will be a co-production involving The Nottingham Operatic Society, Carlton Operatic and the Cast. These are intended to be community productions involving as many people as possible. More about this as time goes by. 

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The East Midlands NODA Awards for District 3

District 3 (Nottinghamshire) Martin Holtom

The annual AGM and celebration day is to be held on Sunday June 9th at

Melton Campus, Asfordby Road, Melton Mowbray, LE13 OHJ

Best Play Nominations

Encore Performing Arts - The History Boys

The Dales Music and Drama Group - A Christmas Carol

Best Musical Production Nominations

Nottingham Operatic Society - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Beeston Musical Theatre Group - Fiddler on the Roof

Nottingham West Music and Drama Society - Made in Dagenham

Best Pantomime Nominations

Nottingham Arts Theatre - Sleeping Beauty Nottingham

West Music and Drama Society - Cinderella

Whitwell Players Amateur Dramatic Society - Calamity Dame

Best Youth Theatre Nominations

Nottingham Arts Theatre - Footloose

The Musical Spotlight Theatre Company - Roald Dahl's Matilda

The Musical Erewash Musical Society Youth Group - Footloose The Musical

 

 

'The Syndicate' is coming to the Nottingham Theatre Royal from June 4th to 8th

Based on her hit BBC TV series that entertained millions of viewers over four series, The Syndicate is the new stage hit comedy drama by the legendary Kay Mellor which is getting five star reviews and standing ovations from audiences around the country. 

Starring Emmerdale’s Samantha Giles, Coronation Street’s Brooke Vincent and TV favourite, Gaynor Faye, who also directs, The Syndicate follows five supermarket employees whose lottery syndicate numbers come in, just as their jobs and livelihoods are under threat.

Will a share of the £24million jackpot make their dreams come true or their nightmares a reality? One thing’s for certain, the win of a lifetime will change the lives, loves and relationships of all the syndicate members… for ever.

Theatre online will be there on Tuesday night to review the show. Look out for the review next week.

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Bonnie and Clyde The Musical

Following it's week at Nottingham Theatre Royal the rest of the National Tour was cancelled! Apparently the cast were only told about this over the weekend. (Review on our 2024 page)

The producers have issued the following statement: 

 “'Bonnie and Clyde the Musical' will conclude its UK and Ireland tour with immediate effect.  Unfortunately, it has been concluded that due to disappointing ticket sales it is no longer financially viable to continue with the tour. 

“We would like to thank the extremely hard working and endlessly talented cast and company that have entertained thousands of audience members across the country with this production”.

News about the Guildhall Theatre in Derby

Progress has been made towards reopening Derby's Guildhall Theatre after years of being empty. Key Labour councillors have given the green light to ambitious plans to revive the Grade II Listed building in Market Place, which has been shut since 2019. The plans also include enhancements for Derby Theatre.

Both projects are made possible by the £20 million funding allocated to Derby from the Government's Levelling Up pot. The £10 million assigned to the Guildhall Theatre will aid in restoring the Grade II listed building to its former glory and reopening it to audiences.

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Olivier Awards 2024 

Best New Play

Winner: Dear England — National Theatre and Prince Edward Theatre

Best New Musical

Winner: Operation Mincemeat — Fortune Theatre

Best Revival

Winner: Vanya at Duke of York's Theatre

Best Musical Revival

Winner: Sunset Boulevard at the Savoy Theatre

Best Actress

Winner: Sarah Snook — The Picture of Dorian Gray — Theatre Royal Haymarket

Best Actor

Winner: Mark Gatiss — The Motive and the Cue — National Theatre and Noël Coward Theatre

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Winner: Will Close — Dear England — National Theatre and Prince Edward Theatre

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Winner: Haydn Gwynne — When Winston Went to War with the Wireless — Donmar Warehouse

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical

Winner: Amy Trigg — The Little Big Things — @sohoplace

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical

Winner: Jak Malone — Operation Mincemeat — Fortune Theatre

Best Actor in a Musical

Winner: Tom Francis — Sunset Boulevard — Savoy Theatre

Best Actress in a Musical

Winner: Nicole Scherzinger — Sunset Boulevard — Savoy Theatre

Best Director

Winner: Jamie Lloyd — Sunset Boulevard — Savoy Theatre

Best Costume Design

Winner: Marg Horwell for The Picture of Dorian Gray

Best Sound Design

Winner: Adam Fisher for Sunset Boulevard — Savoy Theatre

Best New Entertainment or Comedy Play

Winner: Stranger Things: The First Shadow

Best Family Show

Winner: Dinosaur World Live

Best Theatre Choreographer

Winner: Arlene Phillips with James Cousins for Guys & Dolls

Best Set Design

Winner: Miriam Buether for set design and 59 Productions for video design — Stranger Things: The First Shadow — Phoenix Theatre

Best Lighting Design

Winner: Jack Knowles — Sunset Boulevard — Savoy Theatre

Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre

Winner: Sleepova — Bush Theatre

Outstanding Achievement in Opera

Winner: Antonio Pappano for his role as musical director of the Royal Opera House

Best New Opera Production

Winner: Innocence by Royal Opera — Royal Opera House

Best New Dance Production

Winner: La Ruta — Sadler's Wells

Outstanding Achievement in Dance

Winner: Isabela Coracy for her performance in NINA: By Whatever Means — Barbican Theatre

Outstanding Musical Contribution

Winner: Alan Williams for musical supervision and musical direction — Sunset Boulevard — Savoy Theatre

 

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