Kanneh-Masons headline new socially distanced season at Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall Nottingham for Spring 2021

An exciting eight-week season of comedy, drama, opera, musical theatre, pantomime and classical music, including a special performance by all seven siblings in the Kanneh-Mason family, has been programmed to run from Wednesday 10 February 2021 at the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall.

New measures and procedures are already in place to ensure our audiences, staff, visiting artists and companies can return safely once theatres and concert halls are permitted to re-open.  These performances in Spring next year will adhere to government guidance and local restrictions, including socially distanced seating, electronic ticketing and flexible returns policy, one-way systems, temperature checks and enhanced cleaning procedures.  For more details on what a socially distanced visit to the venue will look like, please visit trch.co.uk/covid-19-measures

Peter Ireson, Venue Director for the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall, said: “Working with both new and established artists and companies, the season of socially distanced events we’ve announced today will form a critical first step in our recovery, and, we hope, a first step on the path to re-opening at full capacity later next year.  It’s vital to rebuild our audiences’ confidence in returning to see a live performance, and for them to fall in love with it all over again.   Whilst we cannot open under the current restrictions, we are optimistic that by February we will be able to do so.  We cannot wait to welcome audiences and performers back into this glorious space, we’ve missed them all so much.

The diverse programme of events which go on sale today has been carefully curated to appeal to a wide audience, and includes stand-up comedy, West End musical screenings, live classical music performances, plays and pantomime.

One of the season’s brightest highlights will be the chance to see all seven Kanneh-Mason siblings, ranging in age from 11 to 24 years old, perform together live on stage.  Featuring a programme of music by Beethoven, Mozart, Bartok, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Eric Whitacre, and Joseph Stein, this is a rare and very special event for all classical music fans.

Jimmy Carr will bring three nights of stand-up comedy, and funny man Joe Pasquale will star in John Godber’s touching and hilarious play April in Paris.  The Theatre Royal’s perennial favourite, The Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season, will return for a special three-week season of head-scratching, nerve-jangling murder mystery plays, and families will have the chance to come together and enjoy a socially distanced pantomime performance of Sleeping Beauty, rescheduled from Christmas to Easter time.

There will be a week-long run of cinema-style screenings of West End hit musical theatre and dance, including An American in Paris42nd Street, Kinky Boots, Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes and, for families, a charming stage adaptation of The Wind in the Willows.

Another treat for theatre fans will be JINGAH!, a spectacular musical production featuring giant bioluminescent puppets, a fire-breathing violinist, flying opera singers and a troupe of Cirque du Soleil acrobats.

About Author /

Kath is an actor, singer and writer with a passion for theatre. She has been reviewing for At The Theatre since 2014. Kath has a Masters in Performance at Liverpool Hope University and is Creative Engagement Worker for B arts, a participatory arts organisation.

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