Room On The Broom
Room On The Broom

A family treat is in store at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham, next week when an adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Room On The Broom flies in.

It comes to Nottingham on Friday, May 19 until Sunday, May 21, following a smash-hit run in London’s West End.

Due to demand, an extra performance has been put on at 4.30pm on the Saturday.

The Olivier Award-nominated production tells the story of a friendly witch, her cat and three lovable animals who take to the skies on a broom to face a fearsome dragon. Along the way they pick up some hitch-hikers, including a green bird and crazy frog.

It features music, songs, laughs and scary fun.

Room On The Broom has been created by Tall Stories theatre company, which was behind The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, and The Snail And The Whale.

The show, which is suitable for children aged three and over, has a running time of 55 minutes with no interval.

Dancers from Birmingham Royal Ballet present a triple bill at the Theatre Royal on Tuesday and Wednesday next week (May 16 and 17).

In Kenneth MacMillan’s Solitaire, the audience is taken into a lone girl’s imagination as she dreams up playmates for herself. It is set to Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances.

Hans van Manen’s Five Tangos translates Astor Piazzolla’s fiery and passionate music into powerful Latin-inspired ballet.

Finally, in Pineapple Poll a gaggle of girls fall in love with the dashing captain of HMS Hot Cross Bun.

The performances are accompanied by music from the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.