SHOWS

In our full season of main stage plays, development workshops, National Theatre Live screenings and other programming, you’ll leap into a unique adventure every time you walk through our doors. Read on to discover all of the exciting things we have in store for you.

“Word is out that Amphibian always delivers.” – Mark Lowry, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Main Stage
Friday, October 5, 2018 to Sunday, October 28, 2018

Thursdays–Saturdays, 8:00 PM | Sundays, 2:00 PM

Amphibian veterans Greg Holt and Bob Hess will be joined by newcomer to the Phibs’ stage, Paul Taylor in this comedic whodunit about three artists’ friendship over 60 years and the woman they all once loved, played by Christine Sanders. This time-traveling romp is part hilarious murder mystery and part love story...where no one really knows who loves whom.

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National Theatre Live
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 to Saturday, October 20, 2018

 The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

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National Theatre Live
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (ElementaryTrainspotting) alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

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Comedy Series
Thursday, November 1, 2018 to Saturday, November 3, 2018

Named by San Francisco Magazine as a comedian you should know you about, Johan Miranda is a stand up comedian and writer based in Los Angeles. He's been featured as a Comic to Watch by Riot L.A., has appeared on NPR, Cracked Podcast, KQED Arts, and has been profiled by the L.A. Weekly.

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Comedy Series
Monday, November 5, 2018 to Saturday, November 10, 2018

Hailing from New York by way of Boston by way of Haiti, Charla has written for "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", Comedy Central’s "Why? W/ Hannibal Buress", TBS’ "People of Earth", and FOX’s "Ghosted". She was listed as one of 8 Black Women Ready for SNL by Essence Magazine and has appeared on "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail" on Comedy Central.

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National Theatre Live
Saturday, November 24, 2018 to Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season.  Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them.  Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

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Comedy Series
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 to Saturday, December 1, 2018

Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress and writer. She was a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" for four seasons and has appeared on "This American Life", "Transparent", "People of Earth", "At Home with Amy Sedaris" and "Inside Amy Schumer". 

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Main Stage
Thursday, December 6, 2018 to Sunday, December 16, 2018

A look into one man's obsession with movies about another man's obsession with dressing up like a rodent and punching people.

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National Theatre Live
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 to Saturday, December 15, 2018

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.

Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History BoysThe Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (SherlockWolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and StaceyUpstairs DownstairsAfter the Dance).

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

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