This new piece of digital theatre that tells the tales of the city we love, returns to On Demand.

We may think we know all about life in Nottingham under lockdown, but do we really? Still Life unearths untold stories from our communities and brings them to life as a series of digital dramas for you to enjoy on demand.

Created exclusively for Nottingham Playhouse and shot on location around our vibrant city, the pieces will be written by Olu AlakijaNathan EllisAmy Guyler and Emteaz Hussain plus a specially written sketch from Alan Bennett (The Madness of George IIIThe History Boys).

How It Works

Once you have rented Still Life – On Demand, you will receive an email with your e-ticket attached. This e-ticket will contain a link to the page on our website where the recording can be accessed. You will need to login to your Nottingham Playhouse account to view the video.

You will have access to the recording for five days. Please make sure you watch the show before the end of your rental period to make sure you don’t miss out.

If renting the show after Thursday 27 May 2022, please be aware that your rental period will be reduced as the recording must be taken down on Tuesday 31 May 2022. We, therefore, recommend renting early to enjoy the full five days access and to avoid disappointment.

If you don’t receive your e-ticket straight away after purchasing, please check your spam/junk folders.

If you are using a smart TV, you should be able to access the show through your browser. You can find help and advice on this and more on our FAQs page.


“nothing ordinary about these everyday Nottingham tales”
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“highly assured... searing pathos”
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Pimp My Ride Esh Alladi
Muriel Frances de la Tour
Handle with Care Conor Glean
Facts Amelia Harding
Handle with Care Karl Haynes
Out of Stock Julie Hesmondhalgh
Pimp My Ride Jessica Temple


Writer Olu Alakija
Writer Alan Bennett
Writer Nathan Ellis
Writer Amy Guyler
Writer Emteaz Hussain
Directors Adam Penford & Matthew Xia
Composer Inês Sampaio Figueiredo
Guitar Gren Bartley
Musician Deirdre Bencsik


Captioning will be available for Still Life – On Demand.

Once you’ve rented the show, you can activate the captions on the recording by clicking on the icon labelled ‘CC’ in the video frame and then select ‘English (United Kingdom) CC’. To turn captions off, repeat this process but select ‘None’ instead.

There will also be a version of the recording with BSL interpretation and audio description.

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Nottingham Trent University