UNISON renew Nottingham Playhouse partnership

Following a successful partnership last year, UNISON East Midlands have taken the decision to renew the partnership with Nottingham Playhouse for 2023.

Regional Secretary Chris Jenkinson said: “Theatre should be for everyone, no matter your background or salary. Our partnership means we can offer our members exclusive discounts and benefits as well as being able to support this vital community theatre.”

Keep an eye on your email for your UNISON member discount code.

In a post on their social media, Nottingham Playhouse said: “We’d like to thank UNISON East Midlands for their ongoing support of the theatre and their sponsorship of The Beekeeper of Aleppo. We’re thrilled to be continuing our relationship with an organisation that does such important work.”

Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo – until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. On their terrifying journey, they must face the pain of their own unbearable loss alongside incredible danger. Above all, they must journey to find each other again. This compassionate and beautiful play is a story of connection – between friends, families and strangers.

Winner of the Aspen Words Award, Runner up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and one of The Times top three bestselling books of 2020, Christy Lefteri’s best-selling novel has its world premiere in a brand new adaptation by Nesrin Alrefaai and Matthew Spangler who adapted the Playhouse’s sell-out production of The Kite Runner.

The production will be directed by Olivier Award winning Miranda Cromwell (Death of a Salesman – Young Vic, Piccadilly Theatre and opening on Broadway in September).

The show opens at Nottingham Playhouse and runs from 3 – 25 Feb 2023, before embarking on a UK wide tour.

As a corporate sponsor this means that all members of UNISON East Midlands can benefit from complimentary Playhouse Pass membership at Nottingham Playhouse. Benefits include:

7 days priority booking for Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company shows

25% off during the priority booking period (15% off outside these times)

25% off preview and Press Night performances, whenever you book

Free programmes for Playhouse shows (where available)

Freedom from charges for ticket exchanges, ticket resale and baby seats

£40 off seat dedications

Extra discounts on selected Studio productions and touring shows