Amplify Festival at Nottingham Playhouse.


Amplify Festival is an annual celebration of artists from across the wider Midlands regions, and takes place this year from 18-21 October at Nottingham Playhouse. The festival will feature a host of new and exciting work from the region, alongside scratch performances, networking opportunities, workshops and panel discussions, it’s a place for artists and audience to come together to delight and invest in local talent.

Many events and shows will be BSL interpreted, so take a look at our listing, or their website to see what you fancy seeing or doing, and get booking.

(Amplify is a FREE membership for theatre-makers at any stage of their career – whether you’re fresh out of education, early in your career, or someone who has been making professional work for several years, we want to be there for you.)


Casino Zero – Croupier needs to buy a caravan for her and her ex-gambling-addict grandad, but she’s skint.

A Double Bill – 1. MUSHK – How do we communicate the dangers hidden within the waste we are generating to societies of the distant future?

2. ECO-BALL – A coming-of-age, environmental comedy

Tell It To The Bees – There’s an old habit of telling the bees of life’s precious moments and a gift for hearing what they have to say…

Restoration, a Double Bill – 1. WHATSHERNAME – Who was the first woman to perform on the English stage?  2. THE 17TH CENTURY SHOW – 3 comedic monologues with music

Clown Hour – exploring clowning.

Women’s Writes Triple Bill – 1. THAT FACE SHOULD FORM ANOTHER – “they f**k you up, your mum and dad!’ y’know…that poem”. 2.  THE KING STONE – What is home? For Phil it’s the stars.  3. DYS – DYS is about waking up and finding everyone lied about who you are.

Festival Finale, a Double Bill – 1. LEND ME YOUR QUEAR – Queer Utopia layers disciplines such as spoken word, lip-sync, music, movement and more.  2. MY DAD WEARS A DRESS – A one-woman show about growing up with a trans-female parent.

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