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23 January, 2020 - 29 January, 2020
01 January, 2020 - 06 April, 2020
11 February, 2020 - 15 February, 2020
Holes is the brilliant, inventive and creative new stage show based on the multi-award-winning novel and the Hollywood blockbuster.
The Children’s Theatre Partnership and Royal & Derngate Northampton present the Nottingham Playhouse production of
By Louis Sachar
Post-show Talk: Wed 12 Feb following the 7.30pm performance
Stanley Yelnats can’t catch a break. Born into a family cursed with bad luck, it comes as no surprise when he finds himself accused of a crime he didn’t commit.
Sent to a labour camp as punishment, he is tasked with digging one hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, every day. He’s told it is to build ‘character’. But the tyrannical Warden is definitely hiding something. How will Stanley and his fellow inmates deal with her demands, her two cronies, plus the fearsome rattlesnakes and yellow-spotted lizards? And will Stanley and his new friends unearth what’s really going on?
This hit production is a thrilling and off-beat comedy adventure and is perfect for adults and children aged 8 and up.
Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes (including an interval)
“Like the novel, Penford’s production gets the balance between gritty realism and wild fantasy just right.”
“It’s a show that grows in pace, wit and emotional resonance the longer it goes on; you’ll leave smiling.”
“A fast-paced and inventive family show that works on every level.”
“This delightfully magical stage adaptation… entertains the whole family in spades.”
East Midlands Theatre
“Adam Penford here significantly raises the bar with this unendingly inventive and entertaining adaptation.”
The Reviews Hub
“An absolute must see.”
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Tickets: £10, £18, £26, £34
For groups, wheelchair and access bookings please call the box office.