Sparkling season with star names

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The Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, has announced a sparkling season of events covering the autumn, featuring some of the biggest names on tour, plus the very best of what the West End has to offer.

Stellar names include Amanda Donohoe in Noel Coward’s Star Quality, the return of Nigel Havers in the new comedy Basket Case, David Haig and Clive Francis in Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III and Claire Sweeney in the first ever UK tour of the huge West End hit Legally Blonde The Musical.

Some of the hottest comedians on the touring circuit this autumn will include Reginald D Hunter, Jason Manford and Stephen Merchant. Erasure, James, Will Young, John Barrowman, Jools Holland, Beverley Knight, Motörhead and Rumer visit the venue, too.

The classical music season is just as strong this autumn with the undoubted highlight being Nigel Kennedy performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, plus the welcome return of the Hallé and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra.

Direct from West End come two of this year’s most highly acclaimed productions, the gripping and evocative World War One drama Journey’s End, and Tracie Bennett’s Olivier award-winning performance as Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow.

Musicals fans will also be delighted to see the return of the rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza Dreamboats and Petticoats, and Nottingham Operatic Society’s production of the timeless classic, Fiddler on the Roof.

Back by popular demand, BBC One’s A Question of Sport Live returns with Sue Barker, Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell, as well as some special sporting guests.

Thrilling theatrical events Slava’s Snowshow and Northern Ballet’s Cleopatra both promise to astonish and delight audiences this autumn, alongside Opera North, who return to Nottingham with one of the world’s best loved operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.

More ticket information on all events at the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, can be found by calling the box office on 0115 989 5555.