Nottingham Playhouse autumn season preview

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood
Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood

Those who enjoy their classics will feel spoilt for choice with Nottingham Playhouse promising a solid line-up for the autumn.

If you like a good literary tale, know your sport or you are simply looking for something the family can watch together then you won’t be disappointed.

Satirical comedy The Importance of Being Earnest will be kicking off the season from the 31st August with Giles Croft at the helm while starring West-End actor Sam Callis and Emmerdale actress Rokhsaneh Ghawam-Shahidi.

Following on from Old Big ‘Ead in The Spirit of the Man – a tribute to Nottingham Forest Manager Brian Clough and The Ashes –comes another sporting story called Diary of a Football Nobody. The show offers a candid insight into the Notts County Football Club in the 1970s and runs throughout October.

A production of NobelPrize-winning author John Steinback’s Of Mice and Men will be running across November and tells the story of two travelling migrant ranch workers in California. Directed by Giles Croft the moving tale uses powerful imagery of the Great Depression to bring on the tears.

To mark the end of the season two festive offerings will be featured including pantomime Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood from 30th November and an adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk which will run from the middle of December.

Kenneth Alan Taylor returns to the panto as Nurse Nelly Noggins and also stars John Elkington as the evil Sheriff of Nottingham which will have the family laughing out loud across the festive season.

Children will also enjoy Jack by Mike Kenny as it brings the original story to life with its own inventive puppetry and creative soundtrack.

The autumn 2012 season at Nottingham Playhouse has been sponsored by award-winning regional building society The Nottingham

For details visit or call 0115 941 9419.