Notts VIPs come together to support Giles Croft’s last show at Nottingham Playhouse

Notts VIPs come together to support Giles Croft's last show at Nottingham Playhouse

Nottinghamshire VIPs came out in force this week (Tuesday 7 November) to support the press night of Giles Croft’s last show as artistic director at Nottingham Playhouse.

Giles has been artistic director of Nottingham Playhouse since 1999 and fittingly chose Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard to be his final play at the Playhouse.

Giles said: “During my time at Nottingham Playhouse I have been fortunate enough to direct work by writers as varied as Robert Lepage, Henrik Ibsen and Noel Coward so when thinking about what would be my final production I was unsure of where to begin. I knew that it had to be a play that I love, that it should be connected with the theme of change and would also present me with a new challenge. I have never directed Chekov, I love The Cherry Orchard and is there a better play about change?”

The Cherry Orchard, featuring Doctor Foster star Sara Stewart and Playhouse pantomime favourites Kenneth Alan Taylor and John Elkington, is running from now until Saturday 18 November. Tickets start at £8.