Big names in line-up for summer season

Pitmen Painters at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham,.
Pitmen Painters at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham,.

AN exciting summer season featuring internationally acclaimed drama, hit West End musicals and some of the biggest names in entertainment has been announced for the Theatre Royal, Nottingham, and the Royal Concert Hall.

A major highlights of the Theatre Royal’s season will be Chekhov’s Three Sisters.

The Nottingham visit in June will be an exclusive opportunity for UK audiences to see the return of this stunning Russian production from Cheek By Jowl, which first took the national critics by storm in 2007.

The season offers even more in the way of stirring and passionate drama with the National Theatre’s award-winning The Pitmen Painters at the Theatre Royal in June which tells the story of a group of miners and the artwork they produced in the 1930s.

Also this season, the Calendar Girls return in July to tell their inspiring story for one last time.

Colin McIntyre’s Classic Thriller Season comes to the Theatre Royal in August and McIntyre also directs Mike Harding’s hilarious Fur Coat and No Knickers Coat And No Knickers at the Theatre Royal in June.

The Sound Of Music takes to the road in July with a three-week run at the Theatre Royal. This production, starring Verity Rushworth, comes direct from the London Palladium. Andrew Lloyd Webber fans will also be delighted to see his classic musical Tell Me On A Sunday, starring Claire Sweeney, in June.

Some stellar names will also be lighting up the Royal Concert Hall stage, including Paul Simon (June 23), Don McLean (June 24), David Gray (June 5), k d lang (June 4) and Michael Ball (June 7 and 8).

For more information, call the box office on 0115 989 5555.