For the first time at any theatre in the City, Nottingham Playhouse launches Pay What You Can scheme to customers this month.
Nottingham Playhouse team up with the Nottingham Post, for one day only on Wednesday February 18 for the initiative.
Theatre-goers are able to choose what they want to pay to watch the smash-hit political comedy, Posh.
“1p, 50p, £1, £5… whatever you can afford to give us, that’s what the tickets cost for that performance.” – Giles Croft, Nottingham Playhouse artistic director.
The inspiration behind Posh comes from Oxford University’s elitist Bullingdon Club, whose former members include David Cameron, George Osborne and Boris Johnson.
The dark side of wealth is a theme throughout the popular political comedy as members of The Riot Club, a country gastro pub become more and more raucous. Connections between privilege and politics are highlighted from the start.
The Pay What You Can scheme is not the only first for the Playhouse this month. It also becomes the first theatre in the country to provide free programmes for all of its own productions.
Posh runs from Friday February 13 to Saturday February 28 with tickets normally costing between £10.50 to £28.50. The exception being on Wednesday February 18, when the Pay What You Can tickets will be on sale from 10am and will be sold on a first come first serve basis.
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