Royal Centre’s autumn season

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THEATRE-GOERS are in for a treat this autumn as Nottingham’s Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall announce their line-up for the autumn.

Some of the well-known stars of the stage and screen include Amanda Donohoe in Noel Coward’s Star Quality, Nigel Havers in new comedy Basket Case, David Haig and Clive Francis in Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III and Claire Sweeney in the first UK tour of the West End hit Legally Blonde The Musical.

There will also be a host of comedians performing including Reginald D Hunter, Jason Manford and Stephen Merchant.

And for music fans there will also be a chance to catch Erasure, James, Will Young, John Barrowman, Jools Holland, Beverley Knight, Motörhead and Rumer.

This autumn, the Royal Centre will stage its classical music season, with virtuoso violinist Nigel Kennedy performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, as well as the return of the Hallé and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. Opera North, will also return to Nottingham with one of the world’s best loved operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades and Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta Ruddigore

From London’s West End comes of RC Sherriff’s multi-award winning First World War drama Journey’s End, along with Tracie Bennett’s Olivier award-winning performance as Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow.

There will also be plenty of musicals on offer including the return of the rock ‘n’ roll favourite Dreamboats and Petticoats, and Nottingham Operatic Society’s production of the classic Fiddler on the Roof.

And for sports lovers there will be another chance to see BBC1’s A Question of Sport Live with Sue Barker, Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell, plus special sporting guests.

One of the highlights of the season will be this year’s pantomime Sleeping Beauty which runs from 10th December until 15th January and stars comedian Joe Pasquale and Ceri Dupree and features 3D interactive sequences.

Other shows for the family include Slava’s Snowshow in September which combines comedy with spectacular staging.

Meanwhile, the Theatre Royal’s Classic Thriller Season kicks off next month and runs until 3rd September.

Among the spine-tingling delights are Sweet Revenge, Death by Fatal Murder, Strangers on a Train and Murderous Liaisons.

l For more details on any of the events this season or to book tickets visit www.trch.co.uk or contact the Box Office on (0115) 989 5555.