Monday night treats at the Theatre Royal

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Nottingham’s Theatre Royal is offering some good reasons to love Monday as it launches a series of performance events in The Third Stage.

The Third Stage is, in fact, the Theatre Royal’s Dress Circle Foyer, which has been the venue where several informal performances have taken place over recent years, from evening storytelling events to the Live at Lunch series, which now regularly attracts a capacity audience.

The new series of events makes a virtue of Monday often being a dark night at the Theatre Royal, as theatre companies set up for their opening nights on Tuesdays.

Filling the space will be a more-or-less monthly eclectic series, featuring spoken word, jazz and blues, classical and world music.

On February 11, the Dress Circle bar becomes an old style jazz café where the audience can relax with a drink while enjoying the John Turville Trio. Nottingham-born John is an exceptional pianist who’s been making a big name for himself in the UK jazz scene, performing with greats like Tim Garland and Gilad Atzmon.

On Monday 18 March there’s a touch of Parisian and Viennese art café, as Café Muse features the brilliant young British pianist Cordelia Williams in an evening of solo piano. Cordelia has been reinventing the classical recital in bars and cafés in London over the last few years and getting great reviews.

Ticket prices are £10 (including the first drink) for Jazz Café and Café Muse. They are available from www.trch.co.uk