From Thursday June 27 to Saturday July 6, hit play The Ashes is back at the Nottingham Playhouse by popular demand.
The play depicts the life story of Nottinghamshire cricket legend Harold Larwood and his involvement in the infamous ‘Bodyline Series’ in 1932/3.
David Brown, the Playhouse’s marketing and communications officer, is sure that the timing was perfect to tie in theatre on stage and on the field of play.
“The Ashes coming back to Trent Bridge was a key factor in out decision to revive the play, and there is a great buzz around it already,” he said.
“The play gives people a glimpse of Ashes past in the lead up to the latest battle starting at Trent Bridge.”
Trent Bridge, and Nottingham as a city, will be under the spotlight of the world’s media when the first ball is bowled on July 10, but the play is sure to be an excellent warm up.
“We want to add to the excitement around the city, and get people engrossed in cricket fever from every aspect of the game,” said Brown.
“It’s fair to say that the city is known for its cricket and that is why the Ashes is returning, the ground is sure to stage a great match.
“The more attention given to Nottingham and the East Midlands, and our ability to host events, whether sport or drama, can only be a good thing.”
The link between Nottingham Playhouse and Trent Bridge is one of many throughout the city, something that Browd thinks is a great idea for businesses to get involved in.
“Every organization, big or small, is much stronger when they are working together,” said Brown.
“Between the show at the Playhouse and the spectacle of the Ashes Test itself, it makes absolute sense to pool our resources and work together.”