James Graham, playwright of the moment, gives his home city, Nottingham, a gift in the form of a world premiere that will play live over two days. His piece is called Bubble and you can see it in person if you travel to Nottingham, but it is also be live streamed for those unable to get to the Midlands as part of Nottingham Playhouse’s Unlocked Festival. Pearl Mackie and Jessica Raine play Ashley and Morgan who have been on one perfect date and reckon they have found The One. But then national lockdown is implemented, and they have to decide whether to quarantine alone or apart. Should definitely be quality.
For a three-week period, this Autumn, Nottingham Playhouse will open its doors to the public for the first time since March to host an exciting and eclectic festival of live and live-streamed events. Nottingham Playhouse Unlocked will bring back the vitality and magic of theatre to an audience who have been starved of it since the beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic six months ago. With a programme that features a mix of world class performers, East Midlands talent, specially created work and work in progress, the festival is a celebration of live performance with its focus firmly on the future. With a line up including West End stars Jodie Prenger, Rosalie Craig and Sandra Marvin with a programme of songs that made their careers, East Midlands based writer Naomi Obeng’s new work about mixed race identity, Mark Gatiss reading ghost stories on Halloween, and a new work from playwright James Graham, each of the talents featured has a particular relationship with Nottingham Playhouse and each are excited about bringing live performance back to the main stage. All the events will be streamed live for audiences to attend virtually who are not able to attend in person. Click the 'Watch Now' button to see the full program.