• National Poetry Day Preview with Ben Norris

    Ahead of A Quite Enormous Poetry Event at Nottingham Playhouse, Lauren caught up with the evening’s host, Ben Norris, to find out more about the event and poets involved. Lauren: 2019 has been a big year for poetry in Nottingham, from the success of Nottingham Poetry Festival to this...
  • ‘The Funeral Director’ @ Nottingham Playhouse

    After a successful string of performances in London’s Southwark Playhouse, the matinee of The Funeral Director by Iman Qureshi took place on Thursday 14th of March in the intimate Neville Theatre of Nottingham Playhouse before an anticipatory audience.  “The Funeral Director explores, with delicacy yet fearlessness, the difficulty of...
  • Interview – Aryana Ramkhalawon, ‘The Funeral Director’

    Impact interviews Aryana Ramkhalawon, who stars as Ayesha in the Nottingham Playhouse’s upcoming performance of The Funeral Director, which debuts tonight at 7.45pm. The play explores the experience of Ayesha and her role as a Muslim funeral director when asked to plan a memorial for a gay man. What would...
  • Coram Boy – Launch @ Nottingham Playhouse

    An atmosphere of excitement was gathering in Nottingham Playhouse on 30th January, as some of Nottingham’s greatest community workers and press were greeted by a champagne reception for the launch of Coram Boy, a new community project that aims to open the doors of the theatre to every citizen...
  • The Madness of George III @ Nottingham Playhouse

    Set in 1788, the Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company presented Alan Bennett’s modern classic The Madness of George III and have created a show worthy of the highest praise. From the set, to the Olivier award-winning cast, it surpassed my expectations and is an exquisite piece of theatre that the...
  • Sara Pascoe: Lads Lads Lads @ Nottingham Playhouse

    Unlike the conventional connotations of the phrase, Lads Lads Lads is the single woman’s Bible. Indeed, the show addresses Sara Pascoe’s attempts to navigate the world as a thirty-something single woman. Full of introspective gags and light-hearted monologues, Pascoe is endearingly unfiltered. It’s safe to say that the word...
  • Kindertransport @ Nottingham Playhouse

    Titled in the German tongue, Diane Samuel’s play Kindertransport literally translates as ‘children transport’, making explicit reference to one of the most overlooked events to occur before and during the Second World War. This adaptation, directed by Fiona Buffini, reinforces the emotional element to the memory of this organised...