The Mayor’s Panto: Jack & the Beanstalk

The ever-popular Mayor’s Panto returns to the Bonington for a performance of the classic fairy-tale involving magic beans and more! Book early to avoid disappointment, as this will sell-out!

All in aid of the Mayor’s chosen charity!

Bonington Players… Come On, Jeeves!

The Bonington players return with a comedy by Guy Bolton and PG Wodehouse!

Nobody as national as the character of Jeeves, the most superb of “gentlemen’s gentlemen”, could fail to make a hit the first time he appeared in dramatized form. As butler and bookie’s clerk to an impoverished nobleman who practises turf accountancy the imperturbable Jeeves is able, in his own resourceful way, to rescue his lord from one scrape after another and finally, with brilliant ease, to retrieve the family fortune.

Performed by the Bonington Players

Behold Ye Ramblers! – a new play by Neil Gore

Behold Ye Ramblers! is the story of the Clarion Ramblers, their contribution to the Right To Roam and to the health and wellbeing of working people after its formation well over a hundred years ago.

The Clarion Movement itself was made up by readers of the ‘The Clarion’ newspaper that formed clubs dedicated to leisure and educational pursuits – Clarion cyclists, Clarion Ramblers, Scouts, Clarion Vocal Unions (choirs), and so on – and to the promotion of Socialism.

Songs from “The Clarion Song Book” will provide much of the backdrop for the show.

Live & Local: Rhubarb Theatre… Finding Chester

Finding Chester takes us on a bumpy journey around Britain’s treasured towns, cities and countryside, as our two unlikely heroes follow the tracks of the missing moggy.  From Leicester to Lands’ End, London to the Lakes.  Will Chester and Edith be reunited?  Join Rhubarb Theatre to find out.

Rhubarb Theatre, known for their imaginative styles of storytelling, perform this fun filled fantasy for all the family. Prepare for hilarity, poignancy, and surprises around every corner. Finding Chester  is a show told through visual inventiveness, puppetry, mask, dance, song and lots of laughter.

Presented by Live & Local

Free Theatre: When the World Stood Still

When the World Stood Still by Penny Shields, Lisa Wharton and Carrie Bird

Sisters, Lynn and Helen have always had very different outlooks on life, one creative and artistic and the other much more pragmatic. Both live alone on different sides of the country but they share a common genetic disorder that has always been manageable and monitored annually. March 2020 changed this forever.
This is Lynn’s story, based on the true reflections of someone living in a pandemic that could have fatal consequences. Parody and song are used throughout to reflect the increasing frustrations of an inept government’s ever changing rules and regulations.

This play was submitted as part of the ‘37 Plays Project – Writing the Stories of our Nation’ established by the RSC to commemorate 400 years since Shakespeare completed his first folio. More than 2000 plays were submitted from people of all ages throughout the country, shortlisted to 71 and then 37 selected by a panel of ten to make up the new 37 Plays Folio. The Theatre Royal Nottingham is a partner for this project and details of two of the 37 plays selected and other events can be found at

‘When the World Stood Still’ will be presented as a rehearsed reading by members of the local community on Tuesday 7th November at 11.00 followed by light refreshments, a Q & A and discussion.

Admission is free

Bonington Players- Agatha Christie’s The Rule of Three

This triple bill of one-act murder mysteries combines: the light-hearted comedy Afternoon at the Seaside, in which a detective attempts to find a priceless emerald necklace and the culprit who stole it; The Rats, a dark and chilling tale in which a pair of adulterous lovers find themselves lured to a flat, trapped like rats and framed for murder; and finally, The Patient, a tense thriller in which a woman has been hospitalised after seemingly falling from her balcony.

Performed by the Bonington Players

Flying High Expressive Arts CIC presents…Peter Pan

Come and join us on this wonderful adventure to Neverland with Wendy, John and Michael as they meet the Lost Children, listen to the mermaids and battle with pirates and finally see Peter Pan conquer Captain Hook. Our version is based on J.M. Barrie’s story with original music and songs.

Tiger Lily questions why boys should be allowed to have fun and play while girls have to learn to be mothers. Wendy tries to be friends with Tink but is unsuccessful and Peter has some difficult decisions to make! Do you believe in Fairies?

*Please note, the midday performance on Friday 22 December is a pay what you can, dress-rehearsal. Please make any donations on the door, directly to Flying High.

*Friday 22 December at 5pm. All tickets £5

Recommended age: 3+

*Family ticket for 3 available (at least 1 adult & 1 child) £24.00

Flying High Annual Summer Showcase 2023

Flying High Expressive Arts CIC proudly present a breadth of talent from the local community in its annual summer showcase. People as young as 5 up to 87 will perform on the professional stage, some for the first time, in a range of theatre pieces, dance and song which will showcase some of the skills, ideas and confidence gained over the year. Pieces will include stories old and new with morals and thought provoking themes; fun, uplifting songs from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe show, Peter Pan; humorous sketches from life’s encounters and beautiful contemporary dance performances – a real mixture. We would love you to come and see for yourself!

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Quantum Theatre- The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny

Quantum Theatre are back with an enchanting new adaptation of two of Beatrix Potter’s best-loved Tales, The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny.

Peter and his naughty cousin Benjamin know very well that they are not to go into Mr McGregor’s garden, but they cannot resist and soon they find themselves in all sorts of scrapes, caught In a net, trapped by a snarling cat and face to face with Mr McGregor himself!

How will they ever escape?  Can Old Mr Bunny come to the rescue in time?  And whatever will Mr McGregor make of all those footprints in the flower beds?

Michael Whitmore’s charming adaptation will have you spellbound so why not grab the kids and join Peter and Benjamin on their hare-raising adventures  – a magical afternoon of fun for all the family!

Buy 4 tickets for the price of 3 with our special family offer!

1hr 30 mins including a short interval

Echoes of the Front Room Exposed!

A drammend exhibition of the Caribbean culture during the Windrush Season.

The Voice of Vision Community Project (VOVCP) would like to introduce Echoes of the Front Room, a drama based on the West Indian (WI) migration experience. The WI migration brought about a transformation of the Caribbean culture and mind-set. A culture that lives on today – through the new generations – in an alternative space that is Great Britain.

The idea for producing this performance was born from the desire to celebrate the experience of members of our society that helped pave the way for the new generation, creating opportunities and improving cultural identity.

In the play we meet Essie, who is an original migrant here in Britain, raising her granddaughter Marie. Essie sees her front room as a status symbol, a sacred place to be revered, a hub of the community’s woes and joys, a culmination of her hard work on the streets of England. Maries doesn’t know what the big deal is, and this clash of identity provides both hilarious and poignant moments.

We also-meet Sister Millingham, aka ‘Daphne’. We follow the twists, turns and scandals of her family – what’s really going on when her brother-in-law turns up from Jamaica? All will be revealed in the Front Room!

Participation pack and refreshments will be on sale.

*Concession tickets apply to those 15 and under / 70 and over