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John Cleese
John Cleese

The Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham has announced an exciting new spring season for March to May, which features a wide range of events from the enduringly popular to the refreshingly different.

The major highlight of the Theatre Royal season has to be John Cleese’s Alimony Tour (May 12-15), which will see the comedy legend up close and personal, sharing stories of his incredible life.

The highly acclaimed and hilarious Yes, Prime Minister visits from March 21-26 following its sell-out season at the Chichester Festival Theatre and successful run in the West End, while those who appreciate their humour a little nearer the knuckle should enjoy meeting the lovably mischievous characters from the West End monster hit Avenue Q (April 26-30).

The brand new comedy Corrie! (April 11-16) promises to be a must-see for all die-hard Coronation Street fans, especially with a former resident of ‘The Street’ making a special appearance at every performance.

Fans of top-quality drama will be delighted to see Duncan Preston as Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird (March 15-19) and Oliver Ford Davies as Tom Oakley in a specially commissioned production of Goodnight Mister Tom (May 4-8).

A good dose of musical theatre to cheer away any remaining winter blues will include the irrepressibly funny Hairspray (March 1-12), the electrifying ‘80s dance musical Footloose (May 16-21) and Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s charmingly optimistic West End and Broadway hit, Tell Me On A Sunday, starring Claire Sweeney (May 31–June 4).

Dance performances this spring at both the Theatre Royal and the Royal Concert Hall include the imaginative and contemporary Rambert Dance Company (April 6-8, at the Theatre Royal), the brilliantly comic Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (March 18-19, Royal Concert Hall) with their classical ballet in parody form, and the intensely passionate and sensual Midnight Tango (May 17-21, Royal Concert Hall) starring Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace.

To round off this exciting season, the Royal Concert Hall will be presenting a programme of one-night events with pop music from The Wanted, N-Dubz and Olly Murs, classic rock from Mike and the Mechanics, Paul Rodgers and 10CC, comedy from Milton Jones and Ed Byrne; classical treats including the internationally-renowned pianist Lang Lang, the Hallé, Russell Watson and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; and something a little different with the Uncaged Monkeys, a national science tour starring Professor Brian Cox.

Full listings information is available for all events in the March to May season by calling the box office on 0115 989 5555.