The Producers Wins Best Musical in the Region 2016

We are proud to announce that our 2016 production ‘The Producers’ won the NODA Best Musical 2016 award for district 3 Nottinghamshire.




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The Sound Of Music – 2019


Nottingham Operatic Society brings this classic of the Musical Theatre genre to the Theatre Royal for their show in 2019.

Famous on stage and latterly for the on screen smash hit musical staring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, this wonderful piece has many of the most famous songs in Musical Theatre.

The Sound of Music is particularly special to Nottingham Operatic Society because of a truly remarkable link.

Constance Shacklock OBE was an English Contralto who was born in Sherwood in 1913. She was a member of Nottingham Operatic Society before leaving Nottinghamshire to join the Covent Garden Opera Company.

In 1961 she left the Covent Garden Opera Company to join the cast of The Sound of Music at the Palace Theatre, London, where she played Mother Abbess for an astounding six years.

A picture of Constance (up to the point of refurbishment – we’ll check again after!) hangs in the foyer at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham.

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My Fair Lady – Nottingham Operatic Society

My Fair Lady - Nottingham Operatic Society

24-28 October 2017

Nottingham Operatic Society are thrilled to bring a brand new production of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady to Nottingham Theatre Royal in 2017.

The musical’s 1956 Broadway production was an enormous success, setting a record for the longest run of any major musical theatre production in history. It was followed by a hit London production, the film version with Audrey Hepburn, and several revivals.

The show features some of Lerner & Loewe’s best songs, including ‘Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?’, ‘The Rain in Spain’, ‘On The Street Where You Live’, ‘I Could Have Danced All Night’ and ‘Get Me to the Church on Time’.

With spectacular sets, glorious costumes and a full orchestra, this looks set to be one of the theatre highlights of 2017. Book early to get the best seats in the house.

Book and Lyrics by ALAN JAY LERNER music by FREDERICK LOEWE
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s Play and Gabriel Pascal’s Motion Picture “PYGMALION”
Original Production Directed by Moss Hart

MY FAIR LADY is presented by arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals of New York

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The Producers – Zimmers Have Landed

The Producers – Zimmers Have Landed!!! A  shiny new set ready for for our tap dancing grannies! ‘Along came Bialy’….

Lovely to meet ‘Lofty’ the driver from Scenic Projects today, we’ll hopefully see him again show week!

It going to be a good one!…. so get your tickets now by calling the Theatre Royal Box Office 01158985555 on online at  25-29 October 2016



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Parkinsons UK Donation


Parkinsons UK Donation

We are pleased to announce for the season 2015/2016 we have donated £1000 to Parkinson UK. A fantastic achievement!!! A big thank you to everyone who gave their valuable time to go carol singing around Nottingham and the surrounding areas!

Thank you to Intu Victoria Centre and Intu Broadmarsh who stepped in after our original venue was cancelled! We look forward to seeing you again later this year!


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Congratulations Rosie! Our Annie is on Emmerdale!

Congratulations to Rosie Bentham who will be appearing as Ashley’s daughter in Emmerdale from Monday 4th January 2016.

Rosie played one of our Annie’s in our 2014 production at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham.


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Nottingham Operatic Society – New Members Auditions

Nottingham Operatic Society – New Members Auditions 24 January 2016

Closing date for applications 15 January 2016

We are always looking for Non-acting members to help with our productions –  for further information please contact Harriet Hollowell

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Christmas Carol Singing 2015

Why not join us for some festive fun during November & December!! This year we are pleased to announce we will be raising funds for our partner charity Parkinson’s UK.

Our first venues for Christmas Carol Singing 2015 will be –


Friday 20th December – 6:00 – 8:00pm


Saturday 12th December – 11:00am – 13:00pm





Sunday 13th December – 15:00pm – 17:00pm



Saturday 19th December – 12:00 noon – 14:00pm





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The Producers – Theatre Royal Nottingham

25 – 29 October 2016

For the first time at the Theatre Royal Nottingham, Mel Brooks’ record breaking, 12 Tony award winning musical – The Producers

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Originally produced on Broadway in 2001, based on one of the funniest films ever made, starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder, the musical not only broke box office records, but had the most amazing reception. The New York Times said: “How do you single out highlights in a bonfire ?… It is, to put it simply, the real thing: a big Broadway book musical that is so ecstatically drunk on its powers to entertain that it leaves you delirious, too” The story is based around the character of Max Bialystock, a down and out Broadway producer whose latest work flopped on opening night. Max, scrabbling to stay afloat, experiences a change in fortune when downtrodden accountant, Leo Bloom, discovers there is money to be made in Max’s theatrical failure. As a result, the pair form an unlikely union with the goal of creating the world’s worst musical – Springtime for Hitler! The plot develops as the duo enlists the help of ridiculous and outrageous characters on the way such as crazy pigeon and Third Reich enthusiast Franz Liebkind, Ulla the blonde bombshell secretary/receptionist and the flamboyant director Roger De Bris, not to forget a horde of tap-dancing, zimmer-whirling old ladies. Book now for what may well be the funniest night out next Autumn.

Book by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan.
Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Original Direction & Choreography by Susan Stroman

By special arrangement with StudioCanal

By arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. On behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.

Tickets available from the Box Office. 0115 989 5555 and

Wednesday, Saturday, Matinees – 2:30pm
Tuesday Eve to Staurday Eve – 7:30pm

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Show Week

So today is the day we get into the theatre!! We have a very long 13 hour day ahead of us which includes the get in of the scenery and lighting, a 5 hour band call and a 4 hour tech run!! Band call is a favourite part of the day for a lot of our cast and production team as it is the first time we hear our amazing band!! Keep checking back over the course of the week for some fabulous behind the scenes photos, and the show week gossip!


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