Announced: Kanneh-Masons headline a new season of socially distanced performances for Spring 2021 at Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall Nottingham

 

The Kanneh-Masons credit Stuart McIntyre

The iconic entertainment venue today announced a season of events to kick-start their recovery and provide a pathway to re-opening fully next year.

 

An exciting eight-week season of comedy, drama, opera, musical theatre, pantomime and classical music, including a special performance by all seven siblings in the Kanneh-Mason family, has been programmed to run from Wednesday 10 February 2021 at the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall.

New measures and procedures are already in place to ensure our audiences, staff, visiting artists and companies can return safely once theatres and concert halls are permitted to re-open.  These performances in Spring next year will adhere to government guidance and local restrictions, including socially distanced seating, electronic ticketing and flexible returns policy, one-way systems, temperature checks and enhanced cleaning procedures.  For more details on what a socially distanced visit to the venue will look like, please visit trch.co.uk/covid-19-measures

Peter Ireson, Venue Director for the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall, said:Working with both new and established artists and companies, the season of socially distanced events we’ve announced today will form a critical first step in our recovery, and, we hope, a first step on the path to re-opening at full capacity later next year.  It’s vital to rebuild our audiences’ confidence in returning to see a live performance, and for them to fall in love with it all over again.   Whilst we cannot open under the current restrictions, we are optimistic that by February we will be able to do so.  We cannot wait to welcome audiences and performers back into this glorious space, we’ve missed them all so much.

The diverse programme of events which go on sale today has been carefully curated to appeal to a wide audience, and includes stand-up comedy, West End musical screenings, live classical music performances, plays and pantomime.

One of the season’s brightest highlights will be the chance to see all seven Kanneh-Mason siblings, ranging in age from 11 to 24 years old, perform together live on stage.  Featuring a programme of music by Beethoven, Mozart, Bartok, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Eric Whitacre, and Joseph Stein, this is a rare and very special event for all classical music fans.

Jimmy Carr will bring three nights of stand-up comedy, and funny man Joe Pasquale will star in John Godber’s touching and hilarious play April in Paris.  The Theatre Royal’s perennial favourite, The Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season, will return for a special three-week season of head-scratching, nerve-jangling murder mystery plays, and families will have the chance to come together and enjoy a socially distanced pantomime performance of Sleeping Beauty, rescheduled from Christmas to Easter time.

There will be a week-long run of cinema-style screenings of West End hit musical theatre and dance, including An American in Paris, 42nd Street, Kinky Boots, Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes and, for families, a charming stage adaptation ofThe Wind in the Willows.

Another treat for theatre fans will be JINGAH!, a spectacular musical production featuring giant bioluminescent puppets, a fire-breathing violinist, flying opera singers and a troupe of Cirque du Soleil acrobats.

Full listings and details of how to book can be found on the venue’s website here

FULL LIST OF EVENTS:

West End Musical Screenings

Wednesday 10 to Sunday 14 February

Theatre Royal Nottingham

Wed 10 Feb 7pm An American In Paris – The Musical

This Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning film, tells the impassioned story of love in the ‘City of Light’.  Jerry Mulligan is an American GI struggling as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility.  Following a chance encounter with a beautiful dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a romance of art, friendship, and love

£19.50 plus discounts for Under 16s https://trch.co.uk/whats-on/an-american-in-paris-21/ 0115 989 5555

Thu 11 Feb 2pm & Sat 13 Feb 2pm 42nd Street – The Musical

Originally directed and choreographed by American star of stage and screen Gower Champion, this revival of the Tony and Olivier Award® winning tap spectacle is directed by co-author Mark Bramble.  Featuring the iconic songs ‘We’re In The Money’, ‘Lullaby Of Broadway’, ‘Shuffle Off To Buffalo’, ‘Dames’ and ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’, this screening of the show’s largest ever staging comes from its West End spiritual home, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

£19.50 plus discounts for Under 16s https://trch.co.uk/whats-on/42nd-street-21/ 0115 989 5555

Thu 11 Feb 7pm Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

Matthew Bourne’s magical adaptation of the classic Powell and Pressburger film is set to the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, the production is orchestrated by Terry Davies, with stunning designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and projection design by Duncan McLean. Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London especially for cinemas, Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes stars Ashley Shaw as Victoria Page, Adam Cooper as Boris Lermontov and Dominic North as Julian Craster. This ‘cinematic masterpiece re-Bourne on stage’ (★★★★ Evening Standard) will dazzle your senses and break your heart

£19.50 plus discounts for Under 16s https://trch.co.uk/whats-on/matthew-bournes-red-shoes-21/ 0115 989 5555

Fri 12 Feb 7pm & Sat 13 Feb 7pm Kinky Boots The Musical

Winner of the Tony® Best Musical, this huge-hearted hit by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper is a story of two people with seemingly nothing in common.  Factory owner Charlie is struggling to save his family business, and Lola is an entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. This unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos! But in the end, their biggest achievement is their friendship.

£19.50 plus discounts for Under 16s https://trch.co.uk/whats-on/kinky-boots-21/ 0115 989 5555

Sat 13 Feb 10.30am The Wind in the Willows: The Musical

The hit musical from creator of Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes and award-winning composer and lyricist, George Stiles & Anthony Drewe.  Join Ratty, Badger, Mole and the impulsive Toad on a series of riotous adventures spiralling from Toad’s insatiable need for speed!  Featuring eye-popping design, exuberant choreography and a glorious score, the show is packed with comedy, heart and thrills

£19.50 plus discounts for Under 16s https://trch.co.uk/whats-on/the-wind-in-the-willows-21/ 0115 989 5555

Running times vary (no interval)

 

Kanneh-Mason Family Concert

Sunday 14 February 3.30pm & 7pm

Royal Concert Hall Nottingham

Featuring Isata, Braimah, Sheku, Konya, Jeneba, Aminata and Mariatu Kanneh-Mason, ranging in age from 11 to 24 years old.  The family will perform a programme of music by Beethoven, Mozart, Bartok, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Eric Whitacre, and Joseph Stein

Running time: 60 minutes (no interval)

£15 – £25 https://trch.co.uk/whats-on/kanneh-mason-family-concert-21/ 0115 989 5555

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Thursday 18 to Saturday 20 February 6.30pm & 9pm

Royal Concert Hall Nottingham

Running time: 75 minutes (no interval)

£27.50 https://trch.co.uk/whats-on/jimmy-carr-2021/ 0115 989 5555

Sunday Morning Piano: Elisabeth Brauss

Sunday 21 February 11am

Royal Concert Hall Nottingham

A former BBC New Generation Artist, Elisabeth Brauss performs Mozart’s Two Variations on “Ah vous dirai-je, Maman”, Mendelssohn’s Variations Sérieuses, Ravel’s Sonatine and Chopin’s Scherzo No. 2

Running time: 60 minutes (no interval)

£10 plus discounts for Go Card holders** https://trch.co.uk/whats-on/elisabeth-brauss-21/

0115 989 5555

The Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season 2021

Monday 22 February to Saturday 13 March

Theatre Royal Nottingham

Wed 7.30pm, Thu 2pm & 7.30pm, Fri 7.30pm, Sat 3pm & 7pm

All About Murder Wed 24 – Sat 27 Feb

Successful playwrights, Max and Nigel, are desperately searching for a new idea for their next play, so decide to imagine a victim first and then fit the mystery plot around the dead body.

Once Nigel’s wife Ann is selected as the fictional murder victim, the two writers draw on all their experience to construct a real life murder

£19 – £28 plus discounts for Royal Members* and Under 26s https://trch.co.uk/whats-on/all-about-murder-21/ 0115 989 5555

Kiss of Death Wed 3 – Sat 6 Mar

Actress Zoe Lang attends a most unusual improvisation workshop and finds herself auditioning to be the bait in a police plot to trap a real-life serial killer. With a hard-hitting storyline, this very modern thriller is packed with plenty of dark, sardonic humour to punctuate its mood of prevailing menace

£19 – £28 plus discounts for Royal Members* and Under 26s https://trch.co.uk/whats-on/kiss-of-death-21/  0115 989 5555

The Final Twist Wed 10 – Sat 13 Mar

Charlie Nicholson, in debt and suffering from writer’s block, needs a quick fix for his problems. When famous actor, Merlin Foster, commissions a script which must contain the perfect method and alibi for the murder of his wife, Charlie has found his solution

Running time: 90 minutes (no interval)

£19 – £28 plus discounts for Royal Members* and Under 26s https://trch.co.uk/whats-on/the-final-twist-21/  0115 989 5555

April In Paris

Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 March

Theatre Royal Nottingham

Mon 7.30pm, Tue 7.30pm, Wed 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Joe Pasquale and Sarah Earnshaw star in John Godber’s classic comedy, going into the heart of one ordinary couple’s life as they take the journey of a lifetime and a deeper exploration of their relationship

Running time: 90 minutes (no interval)

£20 – £31 https://trch.co.uk/whats-on/april-in-paris-21/ 0115 989 5555

Solve-Along-A-Murder-She-Wrote

Tuesday 16 March 7pm

Royal Concert Hall Nottingham

Cult hit event Solve-Along-A-Murder-She-Wrote is an interactive screening of the classic Murder, She Wrote episode ‘Birds of a Feather’, featuring games, prizes and audience participation

Running time: 90 minutes (no interval)

£22 https://trch.co.uk/whats-on/solvealonga-murder-she-wrote21/ 0115 989 5555

JINGAH!

Friday 19 to Saturday 20 March

Theatre Royal Nottingham

Fri 7pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7pm

With support from Arts Council England and presented by Nottingham Puppet Festival, Chloé Charody Creations has adapted JINGAH! into a spectacular new musical featuring giant bioluminescent puppets, a fire-breathing violinist, flying opera singers and a troupe of Cirque du Soleil acrobats. These thrilling theatrical disciplines join forces with moving pop songs and a colourful classical score to create an absolute firework of a show

Running time: 110 minutes (including 20 minute interval)

£20.50 – £32.50 https://trch.co.uk/whats-on/jingah-2021/ 0115 989 5555

Sleeping Beauty

Saturday 27 March to Sunday 11 April

Theatre Royal Nottingham

Comedy legends Paul Chuckle and Ben Nickless, with street dance stars Flawless, lead the cast in this socially distanced pantomime production supported by The National Lottery

Running time: 80 minutes (no interval)

£31 – £19.50 https://trch.co.uk/whats-on/20-21-sleeping-beauty-easter/  0115 989 5555

Sunday Morning Piano: Hannes Minnaar

Sunday 28 March 11am

Royal Concert Hall Nottingham

Dutch pianist Hannes Minnaar performs Franck’s Prélude, Choral et Fugue, Liszt’s Schubert song transcriptions, and Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit

Running time: 60 minutes (no interval)

£10 plus discounts for Go Card holders** https://trch.co.uk/whats-on/hannes-minnaar-21/ 0115 989 5555

Tickets are on sale now, with more events to be announced soon.

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