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Affordable theatre is on offer at the Old Library

Posted onPosted on 12th Sep

The Old Library Theatre on Leeming Street, Mansfield, is launching its latest season of touring theatre productions with its affordable theatre scheme.

All the productions have either a low-ticket price or tickets are free to reserve, then you pay what you can on the night after you’ve seen the show.

The season kicks off with a BSL interpreted performance from one of the fastest rising poetry stars of his generation, Raymond Antrobus, who will be sharing some of his award-winning work exploring themes ranging from deafness and race to dementia, death and masculinity. Raymond’s performance is also part of the wider annual Inspire Poetry Festival, which takes place across the county, with a whole host of exciting events taking place in Mansfield. More details can be found here.

Next up is Trade in October. First performed in 2005 by the Royal Shakespeare Company, national touring theatre company New Perspectives, in association with The Brewery Arts Centre, brings Debbie Tucker Green’s distinctive voice to regional audiences as three women with very different backgrounds, and attitudes, discover that they share one surprising thing in common.

Room At The Top Of The House, presented by Stand By Theatre Company, delivers an honest and uplifting show about fear and the impact our decisions have on those we care about in its showing on 7th November.

There will be two moving performances on 21st November of Letters From The Front, based on the book Thirty-Odd Feet Below Belgium by Arthur Stockwin, which follows the real-life story of Edith and Geoffrey.

With only four incomplete days together before Geoffrey heads to the First World War Front, hope is sustained and a relationship blossoms through their letters.

The season concludes with a charming, candid and melancholic performance of Loop on 28th November, a story that guides you through the cycle of loneliness and the steps you can take to overcome it.

The affordable theatre programme has been developed by the Inspire Youth Arts team. Sam Holgate-Davey, development co-ordinator working on the scheme, said: “We already use our theatre space for the youth programmes we run, and to be able to invite professional touring companies to perform here, and get more people to see the great facilities we have at the venue, is so exciting.

“We really hope that people will seize the opportunity to see some inspiring performances right on their doorstep”
For details of productions and to reserve free tickets, go to