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ukbreakaways.com offers you a fantastic selection of breaks to Nottingham, including ticket to a top theatre show!

Most of these breaks include dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation at your selected hotel and ticket for the show of your choice. The majority of the venues are within walking distance of your hotel, however, look out for shows which include coach transfers between the hotel and the venue - save on parking fees and hassle!

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Nottingham, Britannia Hotel
*3 Crown *Lift 
Centrally located modern hotel a short stroll from Nottingham Castle, the world famous Trip to Jerusalem Inn and main shopping and leisure areas. Pay and Display parking nearby.

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20TH CENTURY BOY

20th Century Boy is a celebration of the life of Marc Bolan and his band T.Rex. Rocker, poet, electric warrior, king of glam, godfather of punk - Marc Bolan tried many styles on for size in his search to become a superstar. 

Before his tragic death in 1977, a few days short of his 30th birthday, Bolan lived life at breakneck speed, creating a series of iconic images, a string of number one hits and an army of obsessive fans. This dynamic new musical looks behind the glitter and the sequins to discover what drove the 'bard of Hackney' to become 'bigger than the Beatles'. 

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

WED 23 MAY – 20TH CENTURY BOY - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN

Zack Mayo is in training to become a US Navy Pilot. When he rolls into boot camp with a bit too much of a swagger, drill Sergeant Foley doesn’t make life easy for him.

When he falls for local girl Paula Pokrifki and tragedy befalls his friend and fellow candidate, Zack realises the importance of love and friendship and finds the courage to be himself and win the heart of the woman he loves. It’s only then he can truly become an Officer and a Gentleman. 

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

WED 25 JUL - AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel

ART

One of the most successful comedies ever, and winner of Olivier, Tony, Moliere and every other major world theatre award, stage masterpiece and global phenomenon ART returns in the Spring with an all-star cast featuring Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson.

Now celebrating its twentieth anniversary, ART tells the story of three old friends in Paris - Serge, Yvan and Marc, who discover they have very differing opinions about what constitutes ‘art’ when one buys a very expensive, rather peculiar painting. 

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

WED 2 MAY - ART - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel

CILLA – THE MUSICAL

Cilla – The Musical is the new spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed hit ITV television series by Bafta Award winner, Jeff Pope. It tells the extraordinary story of the teenage girl from Liverpool whose teenage dreams of stardom lead to her becoming one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers of all time. It’s an introduction by a young John Lennon to music mogul Brian Epstein that changes Pricilla White’s life forever. By the age of just 25 she would be known as singer and TV Star Cilla Black, Number One selling artist and at the forefront of the Brit-Pop music scene.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

WED 4 APR – CILLA - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel

DR JEYKLL & MR HYDE

A twisted tale of nerve-jangling horror, this adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic gothic thriller stars Phil Daniels as the extraordinary Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

During one of his audacious experiments trying to separate good from evil in human nature, the kind and gifted Dr Jekyll inadvertently unleashes an alternative personality of pure evil … the mysterious Mr Hyde.

As this sinister figure starts causing terror and havoc in foggy London, Jekyll must race to find a cure for his monstrous alter-ego before it takes over for good.

Phil Daniels extensive and varied credits include Jimmy Cooper in Quadrophenia, Richards in Scum and Kevin Wicks in EastEnders. He has worked with the RSC and NT and has appeared on stage in productions as diverse as Les Miserables and This House. Jekyll & Hyde is directed by Stephen Unwin, designed by Simon Higlett and adapted by Tony award-winning playwright David Edgar.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

MON 19 MAR – DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel

FAT FRIENDS - THE MUSICAL

The hit TV show Fat Friends from award-winning national treasure Kay Mellor (creator of Band of Gold, The Syndicate and The Club) is bursting on to the stage in a musical, with original music by Nick Lloyd Webber.

Join the infamous group of TV's most loveable characters as they are put through their Zumba paces at their local branch of Super Slimmers by the lovelorn Lauren whilst Kelly fantasises about fitting in to the wedding dress of her dreams.

Packed full of warmth, life and weight loss this new stage show reunites our favourite foodie friends in an eagerly anticipated musical which is packed full of hopes, humour and heart.

Fat Friends The Musical promises to serve up a brilliantly balanced diet of tears, laughter and self-discovery, blended up for a perfect serving of hilarious fun as our old friends battle with the scales and strive to follow their dreams. 

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

MON 26 MAR – FAT FRIENDS - THE MUSICAL - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL

The story of 18 year old Alex, a welder by day and 'flashdancer' by night, whose dream is to obtain a place at the prestigious Shipley Academy. The show features an iconic score including 'Maniac', 'Manhunt', 'Gloria', 'I Love Rock & Roll' and the Academy Award winning 'Flashdance - What a Feeling'.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

MON 7 MAY – FLASHDANCE - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel

HAIRSPRAY

It's Baltimore 1962, where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy's audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way. Hairspray is the irresistible feel-good show that is guaranteed to have you dancing the night away.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

MON 12 FEB – HAIRSPRAY - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel
MON 19 FEB – HAIRSPRAY - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel

JERSEY BOYS

The internationally acclaimed smash hit musical and winner of 57 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

Jersey Boys tells the true life story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote their own songs, invented their own unique sound, and sold 175 million records worldwide. Featuring hit after legendary hit including Beggin’, Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Oh What A Night, Sherry, Walk Like a Man, Bye Bye Baby, Big Girls Don't Cry and many more, Jersey Boys is a story full of heart, humour and ‘sheer musical razzmatazz’ (The Sunday Express) you simply will never forget.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

WED 9 MAY – JERSEY BOYS - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel
WED 16 MAY – JERSEY BOYS - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel

LEGALLY BLONDE - THE MUSICAL

Legally Blonde is based on the hit film of the same name starring Reese Witherspoon.

College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods doesn't take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law School! Legally Blonde the Musical is the award-winning Broadway sensation created by a top-of-their-class creative team.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

MON 14 MAY – LEGALLY BLONDE - THE MUSICAL - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel

MATTHEW BOURNE'S CINDERELLA

Following the sold-out and critical success of The Red Shoes, New Adventures return with one of our most popular and beloved productions, Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella – a thrilling and evocative love story, set in London during the Second World War, which forms part of the company’s 30th anniversary celebrations.

Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale, has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. 

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

WED 7 MAR - MATTHEW BOURNE'S CINDERELLA - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel

OPERA - MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Opera And Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra, Puccini's Madama Butterfly, Winner of The Best Opera Award - Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards.

One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. 

Featuring exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

WED 14 MAR - OPERA - MADAMA BUTTERFLY - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel

SHERLOCK HOLMES - THE FINAL CURTAIN

Sherlock Holmes lives in retirement on the South Coast. Aware that he's older and slower, he's concerned that he might be an easy target for his enemies - there have been so many over the years.

So when Mary Watson (wife of this former associate Dr John Watson) tracks him down, telling him she has seen her long-dead son, James, through the window of 221B Baker Street, alive and well, Holmes is determined to solve the mystery and confront his own demons at the same time.

Robert Powell received multiple awards for his potrayal of Jesus in Franco Zefferelli's Jesus of Nazareth, Liza Goddard is one of the UK's favourite actresses. Her television work includes cult classics Doctor Who and Bergerac. 

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

WED 6 JUN – SHERLOCK HOLMES - THE FINAL CURTAIN - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel

SHREK - THE MUSICAL

Shrek The Musical® is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek! and the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animations feature film. Originally directed in the West End by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford, the production has book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Jeanine Tesori with multi award-winning set and costume design by Tim Hatley.

Join our unlikely hero Shrek and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire-breathing, love-sick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the biggest, brightest musical comedy around! Featuring all new songs as well as cult Shrek anthem I’m a Believer, Shrek The Musical brings over 100 much-loved fairytale characters, plus a 14 foot dragon, to life in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza. 

One night dinner, bed & breakfast

SUN 16 SEP – SHREK - THE MUSICAL - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel
SUN 23 SEP – SHREK - THE MUSICAL - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

WED 12 SEP – SHREK - THE MUSICAL - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel
WED 19 SEP – SHREK - THE MUSICAL - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel
 

SUNSET BOULEVARD - THE MUSICAL

Michael Harrison And David Ian Present The Curve Production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award®-winning (Best Musical, Best Original Score & Best Book of a Musical) masterpiece Sunset Boulevard, stars Ria Jones, who received standing ovations every night when performing the role at the London Coliseum, as Norma Desmond, comes to the Theatre Royal for one week only.

One of the all-time great musicals, Sunset Boulevard is a compelling story of romance and obsession, based on Billy Wilder’s legendary film, with Don Black and Christopher Hampton’s wonderful book and lyrics.

In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in a fantasy world. Impoverished screen writer, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive world. Persuaded to work on Norma’s ‘masterpiece’, a film script that she believes will put her back in front of the cameras, he is seduced by her and her luxurious life-style.  Joe becomes entrapped in a claustrophobic world until his love for another woman leads him to try and break free, with dramatic consequences.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

MON 21 MAY – SUNSET BOULEVARD - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel

THE BAND

Written by Olivier Award winning writer Tim Firth, THE BAND is a beautiful story about anyone that grew up with a boyband and how the songs became the soundtrack to their lives.

For five 16 year old girls in 1992, the band is everything.  25 years on, we are reunited with the group of friends, now 40-something women, as they try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting their heroes.

Featuring the music of Take That, Britain’s most successful boyband of all time, whose songs include Never Forget, Back For Good, A Million Love Songs, Greatest Day, The Flood & Rule the World.

THE BAND is now the fastest selling musical theatre tour of all time.  Don’t miss your chance to see this breathtaking brand new production first before it hits London’s glittering West End.

Please note: Take That will not be performing in this production.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

MON 11 JUN – THE BAND - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel
MON 18 JUN – THE BAND - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel

TITANTIC - THE MUSICAL

In the final hour of 14th April 1912, the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and 'the unsinkable ship' slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic and infamous disasters of the 20th Century. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives.

Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's stunning musical focuses on their hopes and aspirations. Unaware of the fate that awaits them, the Third Class immigrants dream of a better life in America, the newly-enfranchised Second Class dream of achieving the lifestyles of the rich and famous, and the millionaire Barons of the First Class dream of their mastery lasting forever.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

MON 2 JUL – TITANIC - THE MUSICAL - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel
WED 4 JUL – TITANIC - THE MUSICAL - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel

TOP HAT

Direct from its tremendous success in London, winning three Olivier awards for Best New Musical, Best Choreography, Best Costumes and the Evening Standard Award for Best Night Out, this spectacular West End production returns for a major UK tour. Top Hat brings the glamour of Hollywood's golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the stage in one of the greatest dance musicals of all time.

Packed full of Irving Berlin's greatest hits including, Cheek To Cheek, Top Hat, White Tie And Tails, Let's Face The Music And Dance and Puttin' On The Ritz, Top Hat tells the story of Broadway sensation Jerry Travers who dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremont.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

WED 30 MAY - TOP HAT - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel

WAR HORSE

War Horse is the powerful story of a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been requisitioned to fight for the English in World War I.

Caught in enemy crossfire, Joey ends up serving on both sides during the war before landing in no man's land, while Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home.

A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, War Horse features ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing and galloping horses to life on stage.

Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast

WED 21 MAR – WAR HORSE - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel
WED 28 MAR – WAR HORSE - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel
WED 4 APR – WAR HORSE - Nottingham, Britannia Hotel

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