Nottingham’s Squire Performing Arts Center announces comedy lineup this spring and plans new family show

The Squire Performing Arts Center in Nottingham announces the comedy line-up this spring and is gearing up for an exciting new family show.

Located in the heart of Nottingham city centre, the Squire Performing Arts Center is a versatile creative space for the performing arts, creating a platform for all generations to explore the arts, inspire, captivate, to engage and enrich the world through the power of performance. and creative education.

In March, the venue will announce its comedy lineup, starting with Scott Bennett and Friends. Nottingham-based Scott started comedy in late 2009. His last two shows Leap Year and Relax were nominated for ‘Best Show’ at the Leicester Comedy Festival. Scott has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, The Now Show, The Likely Dads and Elephant in the Room with Sarah Millican, The Summer Festival with Daliso Chaponda, The Comedy Club with Arthur Smith and Knock Knock with Helen Lederer.

This harrowing show also stars Steve Royle, actor, writer, comedian and juggler, “A Brilliant Comedian” Peter Kay (in his autobiography Saturday Night Peter) and
Matt Richardson, “High-powered charisma from a talented young comic whose star is on the rise.”
The Guardian. This multi-award winning comedian is one of the most exciting names on the circuit and currently rising through the ranks.

Scott Bennett and Friends, Live Stand-Up Comedy takes place Thursday, March 10 at 8 p.m.

Later in March John Hegley will delight an East Midlands audience with his one man show-
New and selected potatoes. A greatest hits compilation, the best of the old classics (with a few new ones) from “‘Comedy Poet Laureate'” -Indie.

Poet, comedian, singer, songwriter and eyeglass wearer, John Hegley captivated audiences across the country, in theaters and festivals, in concerts at the Edinburgh Festival and with numerous radio and TV appearances. television. This new compilation shows the extent of its appeal, with seriously funny and cleverly comedic poems on everything from love, family, France, art and the sea to dogs, dads, gods, taxidermy, carrots, glasses and – of course – potatoes.
John Hegley, will appear at The Squire on Saturday March 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Anita Bush, Center Director of The Squire Performing Arts Space, said: “Alongside our exciting comedy programme, we want people in Nottingham and beyond to know more about our space and what we do here. The Squire has been providing cultural opportunities here in Nottingham since 2017 but we want to increase our visibility and broaden our audience We program work that is relevant and relevant to the times we live in, for example in May we have the mental health of the Prime Life Project and alongside It’s why we offer high quality comedy, dance, drama and family shows.”

Anita continued: “Working in such a diverse and culturally rich community as Hyson Green, our ambition is to seek out artists and their work that is both impactful and relevant, tells a story and resonates with those who live and work in our local neighborhoods.We are a space in a culturally thriving part of Nottingham and our vision is to provide artistic experiences to these communities and in doing so help to break down the barriers that we know many people face when they access the arts.

Later this year, The Squire’s family show program kicks off with Rhubarb Theatre’s
Doris trash can. A trash can, a homeless person and a story of extraordinary courage It’s trash collection day and our two heroic garbage collectors Max and Ola are racing to make up for lost time. But what is it ? A trash can that refuses to release its contents! What could be attached? It’s Doris, the silly old lady who lives in the park. A struggle ensues as she clings to her possessions. But every trash can has a silver lining. So when the pair of trash loaders realize that “one man’s trash is another woman’s treasure,” an incredible treasure trove of wonderful stories recycle their way out of the trash.

The Rhubarb Theatre, known for its imaginative storytelling styles, presents its latest whimsical baccalaureate for the whole family. Prepare for joy and sadness, laughter and tears and surprises around every corner. Dustbin Doris is all about acting, puppetry, masking, dancing, singing and lots of laughs. Saturday May 14 at 1:30 p.m.

To find out more about the Squire Performing Arts Center and its program of work, please visit