5 Things to Do in Nottingham This Week

13 October 19 words: LeftLion

Because life is all about that five 'til nine... 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

When? Tuesday 15 October - Saturday 19 October
Where? Theatre Royal
What? Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s big colourful wow Bible musical is coming to Nottingham. If you’re an X Factor fan (or if you were as, let's face it, who has watched it since 2010), Union J’s Jaymi Hensley will be donning the big rainbow coat as the lead role. Belt yer little hearts out to catchy tunes such as Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door To Me, and get engulfed in all that musical magic. Go, Go, Go Josephs, we know your lot love a good sing along.
How much? £15 - £36
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#NottsSoup Arts and Mental Health Special

When? Tuesday 15 October, 6pm - 9pm
Where? THiNK Space
What? A cup of soup can sort out all kinds of stuff. Hunger. Colds. But also, it can solve the dilemma of who should get a healthy chunk of money raised from sales of said soup. There will also be a panel of people pitching their ideas, so you can ask them questions and make a well-informed decision. Warm yer coggles and make yer choice. Eating good food and donating to charity is deffo a lovely way to spend an autumn evening.
How much? Free entry, soup a fiver
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Write a Short Play with Hugh Dichmont

When? Tuesday 15 October, 6pm - 8pm
Where? Waterstones
What? You ever wanted to write a play? We’ve all talked about it in the pub, but most of us ain’t got round to it. But if yer serious about giving it a go, this six-week course will give you all the know how. Learn to write dramatically while keeping yer unique voice, as well as learning about themes, characters, settings, and all the other important ingredients for making a snazzy script. By the end of the course you’ll hopefully have written a ten minute play that you can share with the other folk on the course as well as with your mates over a pint. 
How much? £118 - £123
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Hellfire Harlot Open Recruitment

When? Thursday 17 October, 7pm - 9pm
Where? Mapperley Sports Village
What? You better get yer skates on over to this event. Try your hand (well, your legs) at this open night. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never been in those wheely boots - the experienced gals will be able to help you out. May K Fist will tell you how to keep on rolling, how to fall safely, and other useful tidbits. She’s also the Head of Recruitment, so who knows, you might get your lucky skate big break. It’s always good to try out new things n’all. 
How much? £5 for the session and £1 for kit hire
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Scott Bennett’s Leap Year

When? Thursday 17 October, 8pm
Where? Squire Performing Arts Centre
What? Local comedian Scott Bennett, who has written giggle worthy stuff for the likes of Jason Manford and Chris Ramsey, is performing his own stand up show. When we spoke to him for the latest issue, he said of the show: “The show comes from a point where I couldn’t juggle a full-time job and comedy any more. A lot of the show is quite introspective, but there are lots of funny routines too, I assure you!”. Sounds like it’ll be a proper good time.
How much? £12 including booking fee
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