Shrektacular season in store

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The autumn season at the Theatre Royal Nottingham gets off to an all-singing, all-dancing start when Shrek The Musical comes to town.

The West End smash hit is on for three weeks in September in a season that also features the Olivier award-winning Top Hat and a new production of the classic musical Calamity Jane, starring Jodie Prenger.

Some stellar names from the world of comedy are set to visit the Royal Concert Hall this autumn, including Ross Noble, Dawn French, Joan Rivers, Alan Davies and Lee Mack.

The venue will also play host to some of the biggest names in music, including Paloma Faith, Erasure, John Legend, The Saturdays, The Osmonds, Tony Hadley, Caro Emerald, Peter Andre, Steve Hackett, Sheryl Crow, Paul Potts, Neil Sedaka, Paul Carrack, Jools Holland, The Manfreds, plus Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott.

Home-grown talent will also get a chance to shine with Nottingham Rocks, featuring the city’s best up-and-coming music artists.

Northern Ballet recreates the glamour of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, and also brings a new ballet production especially for children to the Theatre Royal, Three Little Pigs.

Dance fans will also be excited to see the return of Rambert and of Riverdance, plus a unique opportunity to see Inala - A Zulu Ballet featuring music from Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Opera North returns to the Theatre Royal this autumn with arguably the most popular opera of all time, Verdi’s La Traviata, plus Smetana’s The Bartered Bride and Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea.

Due to popular demand, the ever-popular John Wilson and the John Wilson Orchestra, and the multi-award-winning trumpet star Alison Balsom, return to the venue this season.

More information on all forthcoming events can be found at

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