Posh leads Nottingham Playhouse’s spring 2015 season

Nottingham Playhouse. Photo: David Martin
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Laura Wade’s Posh will be revived as part of Nottingham Playhouse’s spring 2015 season, which also includes two new commissions and Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing.

Posh, which ran at the Royal Court in 2010 and was recently adapted into a film – The Riot Club – is a co-production with Salisbury Playhouse and will be directed by Susannah Tresilian.

It will run from February 13 to 28.

Tresiilian said: “When Posh hit the stage at the Royal Court pre-the 2010 general election, it sent shockwaves through London. We’re five years on now from its first production, and Britain looks a different place.”

“I am thrilled to be directing this play at this time, pre-election once more. What is great theatre if it isn’t to challenge, to question, to provoke and to entertain?” she added.

How to Breathe by Mufaro Makubika and Tony’s Last Tape by Andy Barrett, both new commissions, will run from February 17 to 21 and February 25 to 28 respectively.

The Playhouse continues its collaboration with Shared Experience by staging Mermaid, a re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale. The production is created and directed by Polly Teale, and will run from March 13 to 21.

Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing, a co-production with Leicester Curve and Tom O’Connell for QNQ Productions, will run in Nottingham from April 21 to May 9.