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Wellington Circus, Nottingham, NG1 5AF
0115 941 9419
2-Jan-15 to 2-Jan-17
Bar open midday to late every day, from 11am - 6pm on Sundays. Theatre open for performances.
At Nottingham Playhouse we make bold and thrilling theatre. It is world-class, made in Nottingham and as diverse as our community.
Situated in Nottingham city centre, Nottingham Playhouse puts on a wide variety of drama, music, dance, comedy and of course, the legendary Nottingham Playhouse pantomime. The Playhouse can also be hired as a wedding venue for your perfect day or a conference venue for that all important meeting.
Regular family friendly events.
Youth theatre with several age groups.
Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.
Nottingham Playhouse and Immersion Theatre, with Cambridge Touring Theatre, invited us to see The Wind in the Willows on Friday 10th April 2015.
An Easter Holiday treat, this production attracted a theatre full of mostly four to eleven year-olds and their accompanying adults, for an afternoon's jollity and laughter. Our five-year old reviewer and his mother were amongst them.
Six energetic actors portrayed Toad, Badger, Ratty, Mole and the weasels in engaging style, with lots of physical drama and audience interaction. Wearing vibrant and elaborate costumes, they sang catchy songs the audience could clap along to. The performers kept up a brisk pace, successfully holding the attention of younger audience members.
Our reviewer's favourite parts included the burglary scene, where they “chased the baddies and jumped over each other”. He was gripped by Toad, finding him funny and very entertaining. The jail scene was most memorable, as “it was scary and sad", “I had tears coming out of my eyes". The interactive elements, when the characters moved through the audience, went down very well - being in the stalls meant feeling part of the action.
An opportunity to meet the characters afterwards was seized upon and our reviewer was overjoyed when Badger appeared at the stage door and spoke to him. Overall, he loved the play and as soon as it had finished said "can we see it again mummy?" Lots of fun, a really entertaining outing for all the family.
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