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Theatre Royal Magic Lantern Backstage Tour
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“ezekiel bone”(10 reviews)
Multi award-winning Ezekial Bone plays 'Everyman', the Spirit of the Theatre, on this unique Backstage Tour of the magnificent Theatre Royal. Stand on the stage and see behind the scenes! Learn about its fascinating history as you are transported...more
Theatre Square, Nottingham NG1 5ND, England
+44 7941 210986
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a wonderful tour of the finest building in Nottingham. Ezekial Bone takes you through the history and the backstage areas of the theatre. I dare say anyone who then gets to walk on stage as part of the tour not to feel that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Anwoire
Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

This tour is really quite something. Ezekial Bone captivates his audience with masterful storytelling, painting vivid pictures of times gone by and sharing the secrets and inner workings of the theatre with effervescent charisma and humour. There’s improvisation and audience interaction aplenty as he fields...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

Have just been on his guided backstage tour of the Royal Theatre Nottingham. Excellent. I have done the city walking tour as well which was excellent. He really does enjoy what he is doing and attracts audience participation. He is full of knowledge about Nottingham...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ann l
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Have wanted to do this tour for a VERY long time, but never actually managed to do it, until Saturday 7th July. We actually got to do the tour for free, as part of our Royal Centre membership, which was really nice. Ezekiel Bone, what...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NottinghamPanther
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Really informative tour, lots of interesting facts presented in a fun and entertaining way. Ezekiel Bone a brilliant character which you could really buy into. Amazing knowledge of the history of the theatre and obviously a love of local history. Well worth a visit and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Hannah G
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We were treated to a visit for my Birthday present. Ezekiel Bone was our tour leader, and what a wonderful job he did. I would fully recommend the tour and Ezekiel Bone.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AlisonA109
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Ezekiel Bone (an actor in character) conducted the tour describing the building and architecture of the original theatre through to the present. He was entertaining and had a wealth of knowledge that bought the social history to life and included a context of some of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Carol H
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Went on a guided tour behind the scenes and learnt about the history of the theatre very much brought alive by Ezekiel Bone. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Linda C
Reviewed 4 May 2018

We were taken around Nottingham's Theatre Royal by the resident ghost, Ezekiel Bone but it was anything but as dry as old bones!! Our ghost lead us around the theatre on a trip through time. We went from opening night to the 21st century during...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jeanette S
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

The theatre itself is a masterpiece of architecture, a stunning building to behold. This is made even more incredible by the knowledge that pours from Ade. He completely draws you in, two hours fly by as you tour the labrinth of corridors together. Would highly...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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27 June 2018|
Response from AlisonA109 | Reviewed this property |
Really not sure, but we were told that photography was not allowed.