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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...

JB Priestley’s classic thriller ‘An Inspector Calls’ comes to Theatre Royal Plymouth

Authored by Mary

The award winning Daldry production of An Inspector Calls is coming to Theatre Royal Plymouth from Tuesday 03 – Saturday 07 March. Having been played to more than 4 million theatregoers worldwide it is the most internationally lauded production in the National Theatre’s history.

Directed by the world-renowned theatre and film director Stephen Daldry, Theatre Royal Plymouth are...

Amsterdam comes to Plymouth

Authored by Mary

Theatre Royal Plymouth, Actors Touring Company and Orange Tree Theatre Company bring Amsterdam to the Drum stage from Thursday 27 February – Saturday 14 March, and on Monday 27 January at 7.30pm it will be streamed online to raise awareness for Holocaust Memorial Day.

Amsterdam is a strikingly original and audacious play by Maya Arad Yasur, a prize-winning Israeli playwright, whose...

Royal Shakespeare Company Repertoire

Authored by Sarah Parker

The Royal Shakespeare Company will visit Theatre Royal Plymouth with As You Like It , The Taming of the Shrew and Measure for Measure between Tuesday 12 – Saturday 22 February.

The company will feature 27 actors, who will each appear in two of the three productions. As You Like It is directed by Kimberley Sykes, The Taming of the Shrew by Justin Audibert, and Measure for Measure by...

Drink Rum With Expats at Theatre Royal Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

Celebrating their final year as Europeans, island-monkeys Becca and Louise got invited to the 2018 European Capital of Culture in Malta, having missed out on Hull last year. They went to drink rum with Brits abroad but found a lot more than they expected.

Lads on tour Sh!t Theatre ( Dollywould ) want to talk about home, your home, what we are doing in your home, what you might be...

Artistic Director Simon Stokes to move on after 20 years at Theatre Royal Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

After 20 years as Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal Plymouth, Simon Stokes is leaving Plymouth to explore new strands of artistic challenge and opportunity.

During his time here Simon has contributed to an immense period of change – at the Theatre Royal, in the City of Plymouth itself and in the wider national theatre ecology.

From the start Simon brought to Plymouth a...

Theatre Royal Plymouth announces its participation in Graeae's Write To Play

Authored by News Desk

Theatre Royal Plymouth is pleased to announce its participation in Graeae’s renowned Write To Play. The programme, now in its sixth year, is working in partnership with six theatres across South West England to offer a unique opportunity for D/deaf and disabled writers.

Write to Play is a bold new writing initiative committed to developing the skills and experience of D/deaf and...

Cirque Berserk! heads for Plymouth to celebrate 250th anniversary of the invention of circus

Zippos Circus is delighted to announce that Cirque Berserk!, the UK’s biggest and boldest theatre/circus spectacular, will be coming to Plymouth for a limited engagement in May .

Combining beautiful contemporary circus artistry with hair-raising, death-defying stunts, all designed specially for staging in a proscenium arch theatre, the show will enthrall thrill-seeking audiences.

This year’s Cirque Berserk! will see the return of its most famous – and most dangerous – act, the legendary ‘Globe of Death’, in which four motorcyclists defy gravity and risk life and limb...

Theatre Royal Plymouth announces spring 2018 season

Authored by Mary

This spring Theatre Royal Plymouth welcomes the best of musicals, drama, dance and opera to the South West.

New musical The Band featuring the songs of Take That and the West End hit Jersey Boys both grace the stage. Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures return to Theatre Royal Plymouth with Cinderella, one of their most loved productions.

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s critically...

New shows announced at Theatre Royal Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

Theatre Royal Plymouth have announced four news shows for next year.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Friday 24 – Sunday 26 March 2017 We’re Going on a Bear Hunt comes to Theatre Royal Plymouth 24 – 26 March 2017 direct from a smash-hit West End run and international tours. Music, laughter, songs, rhythms, rhymes and repetitions are guaranteed together with puppetry, paints, water and mud...

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