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New shows coming to Theatre Royal Plymouth in 2021

Authored by Mary

Everyone at TRP has been working very hard behind the scenes to make sure that they have some fantastic shows lined up for their audiences once the Theatre re-opens.

Today they are excited to announce five shows coming to TRP on 2021, with four blockbuster musicals and a new epic stage thriller, there’s something for everyone!

Tickets will be available to purchase from...

Grease the Musical

The world’s best-loved musical is back! Grittier and more glamorous than ever before.

After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more?

With its phenomenal score, bursting with hits including Summer Nights , Greased Lightnin’ , Hopelessly Devoted to You and You’re the One That I Want, this thrilling new version is brought to life...

All the world’s a digital stage for Plymouth schools taking part in innovative ‘With Flying Colours’ community arts project

Authored by Mary

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, it brought the curtain down early on the first year of a three-year play-making project that is bringing arts opportunities to schools in areas of Plymouth with traditionally low cultural engagement.

But, thanks to a ‘digital stage’ created on a new website, the children’s work will reach appreciative audiences for years to come.

Since last...

Designers launch #MissingLiveTheatre across the UK and Ireland

Authored by News Desk

As much of the UK entertainment and hospitality industries open to customers from 4 July, theatres remain closed, unable to stage live performances. From early on in lockdown, the design community have been uncomfortably aware of the negative visual imagery and sadness around closed buildings. Theatres which are usually teeming with life feel stark and bleak, some even shut away behind hazard...

The Pirates of Penzance

Pirates do the Twist! Comic masterpiece The Pirates of Penzance returns to Plymouth in a new production set in the late 1950s.

The Infamous Pirates of Penzance return to Plymouth with the international-award-winning PGS Theatre Productions at the Devonport Playhouse from 24th – 28th March. In recent years this company has presented ‘Chess – The Musical’, Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’ and ‘Evita’.

As with many of the comic duo’s plots, the fun and farcical story involving...

Jon Culshaw: The Great British Take Off - spring tour is coming to Devon

Authored by News Desk

Celebrated comedian, impressionist and star of BBC Radio 4’s Dead Ringer ’s Jon Culshaw (accompanied by legendary comedy producer and author Bill Dare ), takes to the road for a new run of their acclaimed show The Great British Take Off , following sell out runs at the Edinburgh Festival and across the UK.

And the good news is that the tour will be coming to The Palace Theatre in...

Spectacular live production The Hatchling coming to Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

The Hatchling, a spectacular live performance combining ancient myth with innovative puppetry will take place in Plymouth from 22 - 23 August 2020.

The Hatchling will see an extraordinary, larger-than-life visitor roam through Plymouth City Centre, exploring its new surroundings and the people it encounters. Taking place across the weekend, the performance will culminate in a...

Thrilling off-beat comedy Holes comes to Theatre Royal Plymouth

Authored by Mary

The Children’s Theatre Partnership (CTP) and Royal & Derngate, Northampton are bringing the UK Tour of the Nottingham Playhouse production of Holes to Theatre Royal Plymouth from Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 March. The inventive new stage show based on multi-award-winning novel and blockbuster film, Holes tells the adventure story of Stanley Yates, who is born into a family cursed with bad...

Agatha Christie’s legendary murder mystery The Mousetrap comes to Theatre Royal Plymouth

Authored by Mary

The record-breaking West End run of The Mousetrap is coming to TRP from Monday 24 – Saturday 29 February. By popular demand The Mousetrap, now in its 68th year, have hit the road with a second major national tour that has been thrilling audiences across the country with television star Susan Penhaligon playing Mrs Boyle. Experience shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where...

I Think We Are Alone comes to Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

I Think We Are Alone is a Frantic Assembly and Theatre Royal Plymouth Production, co-produced with Curve which premiers at TRP on Monday 3 February and runs until Saturday 8 February.

I Think We Are Alone is a bittersweet and funny take on our ache to connect with those voices we need to hear again, those arms we need to feel around us and those faces we need to see again. It is...


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