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Treading the 'Bards' in Nottingham

Now that the dark nights are rolling ever closer towards us – it’s good to take a look at what cultural offers there are to keep us entertained, and in from the cold. Nottingham is the master of culture these days, and there’s a distinctly Shakespearian flavour to the theatrical offers in the city at the moment.

World-class entertainment

It’s true that we’re never short of quality entertainment in this great city of ours (world-class even) – with Nottingham Playhouse being one of our finest venues, we have it in abundance. Their current production is ‘Twelfth Night’ and is showing until Saturday 16th October – Ticket prices range from £7.50 to £26.50 – and further details of ticket prices and times can be found on their website.

The show is visually stunning, and with a fabulous cast, it looks set to make for a spectacular evening out – yellow stocking are optional!

Image shown provided courtesy of Nottingham Playhouse. Photograph by Robert Day.  Cast shown are: Velile Tshabalala, David Webber, Ashley J & Marcus Powell.

For those of you that are intrigued to see backstage or maybe looking to tread the boards yourself one day – Nottingham Playhouse have a Theatre Open Day on Saturday 2nd October, from 12pm to 4pm.  It promises to be a fun day of backstage tours and demonstrations. See the website for more details.

Community spirit

On the other side of town, Shakespeare’s dark comedy ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ opened last night at Nottingham Arts Theatre in Hockley and runs until Saturday 2nd October. This great venue offers a chance to see the very best in community theatre performances. Shakespeare would be proud!

Venue: Nottingham Arts Theatre, George Street, Nottingham NG1 3BE.

Date: Tuesday 28th September to Saturday 2nd October 2010

Time: 7.30pm – there is also Saturday Matinee at 2pm

Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions / school groups £7 per ticket

You can buy tickets from the Theatre Box Office on George Street or you can visit the online box office.