Create kicks off new season

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Mansfield’s Create Theatre is preparing for its biggest season yet with a packed programme full of children’s theatre, comedy shows, drama and fringe theatre.

The new season kicks off tomorrow with Thirsty, a critically-acclaimed show that explores the nation’s relationship with alcohol and weaves together real-life stories and booze-fuelled confessions.

Also coming up are new adaptations of classic novels and plays, including Chekhov’s The Seagull, Shakespeares’ Timon Of Athens, Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and The Time Machine by HG Wells.

And meanwhile Create continues with its commitment to nurturing the next generation of theatregoers with its popular family theatre programme.

This spring and summer will see shows such as Too Many Penguins?, Pinocchio and Alice in Wonderland brought to the stage.

Create Theatre co-ordinator Adam Pownall said: “We really have a packed season coming up with so many inspirational, entertaining acts.

“We’re fortunate to have such a wide variety too, from professional theatre to contemporary fringe shows to touring theatre companies.

“And there’s even more this time for children as we expand our popular family theatre schedule of shows.”

The new programme also features the two-week-long end-of-year arts festival for Higher Education-level performing arts students at West Notts College.

Performances from the students will be complemented by workshops and lectures while there will also an exhibition to display projects undertaken by the students, as well as listening booths to showcase original music created by music students.

Adam added: “Create Theatre is for everyone and with value and variety at the top of our agenda we’re looking forward to welcoming new audiences.”

For more details see www.createtheatre.co.uk.