Cooking up fresh talent since way back when, the BAFTA award-winning Television Workshop are opening their doors for their annual play season. This year, they’ve got four absolutely cracking productions on offer, with a little summat to tickle everyone’s fancy. This week it’s the turn of Nell Gwynn, a raucous restoration comedy slash Carry On inspired production. When a lowly brothel-born orange seller ends up as Charles II’s mistress, she don’t half ruffle a few feathers along the way. With the likes of Vicky McClure and Toby Kebbell hailing from the organisation, you might just get the chance to see the next big thing before they get all rich and famous.
Tuesday 13 - Saturday 17 March, 7.30pm, £5-£10, The Television Workshop, event link
Skillshare: Balms and Bees
Each month, Primary Studios hosts a skillshare workshops, where folks around town can learn new things, meet new people and continue to discover new skills. This month, it’s all abaht bees. You’ll be learning how to make your own soothing skin balms, using dead nice stuff like infused oils and beeswax. As you work away, you’ll also be given the lowdown on why bees mek wax and all that good stuff. Bring along a small pot to store your balm in and get stuck in. It’s an open group, so any bogger is welcome, and you can also expect some light refreshments.
Wednesday 14 March, 6pm-8pm, free, Primary Studios, event link
Is Monogamy Dead?
Comedian Rosie Wilby will be pulling up a pew at Five Leaves Bookshop to talk to you all through her brand new page turner, Is Monogamy Dead? After four serious - and failed - relationships, Wilby took a long, hard look at the reasons history seemed to repeat itself: “Being gay was not the problem. The monster yapping at the heels of my happiness was called monogamy.” It’s set to be a dead funny, open and frank discussion about love, sex and everything in between. Expect humour, heartache, and a little bit of science thrown in for good measure.
Wednesday 14 March, 7pm, £4, Five Leaves Bookshop, event link
Our Country’s Good
Get yoursens to the Playhouse and settle down for a powerful drama all about escaping the chains that bind us. When a fleet of ships carrying convicts arrive in Australia in 1787 after an eight month voyage, their survival in no means certain; supplies are running out and the convicts are desperate to escape the guards. Our Country’s Good tells the true story of a group of convicts and a young officer banding together to perform Australia's first theatrical play. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll leave with a new sense of empowerment. Don’t miss it.
Friday 9 - Saturday 24 March, £8.50-£37.50, Nottingham Playhouse, event link
Single ladies, rejoice; this country-singing heartthrob is mekking his way to Nottingham to give us a performance to remember. As a young kid growing up in Liverpool, Nathan was always proud of his family’s irish roots, and has boldy incorporated this into his music. Six albums, two DVDs and a host of singles later, he’ll be taking to the stage at Albert Hall for a right good singsong with all the Hoodtown folk. He’s got ever so popular over the last few years, and was even asked by country music legend Garth Brooks himsen at the Dublin leg of his tour. You can’t do much better than Garth, duck.
Thursday 15 March, 7.30pm, £29.15, Albert Hall, event link