Summer Season May > September 2018
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Welcome to our Summer Season… a guide to the popular, diverse and eclectic shows that you will find on our stages during the coming months. Our exceptional spring season saw five new TRP productions playing in both Plymouth and London - all being well received by public and critics alike. We’re following it with another great range of work that will keep you interested and entertained whatever your theatrical taste. Award winning shows in the Drum cover a wide range of themes and include some of the most talked about hits from the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 – Dollywould a bold new production inspired by country legend Dolly Parton and Palmyra which invites the audience to step back from the news and look at what lies beneath. We also welcome multi-media The Believers Are But Brothers from its recently critically acclaimed London run. On the Lyric stage we welcome the return of two internationally acclaimed blockbuster shows. Miss Saigon finally returns to Plymouth fourteen years after we launched the show with Cameron Mackintosh. War Horse is back following our sell out 2014 season which started the show’s first ever UK tour.
Photo: Clare Tregaskis
Other musicals include the return of the highly acclaimed Jersey Boys alongside new productions like Titanic, Summer Holiday and An Officer and a Gentleman. The drama must-see is undoubtedly This House - James Graham’s funny and moving canter through the workings of the House of Commons… a big National Theatre and West End hit. Later in the year we offer a piece of exceptional world class theatrical innovation - Robert Lepage’s remarkable Needles and Opium playing the only performances in the UK on its current world tour. It’s my personal hot tip alongside the premiere of The Unreturning, our latest co-production with Frantic Assembly. If you’re unwise enough to miss these gems then we may need to send you to see Miss Trunchbull as the RSC’s Matilda the Musical makes its long overdue arrival in Plymouth in January 2019! Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you soon. Adrian Vinken OBE Chief Executive
Photo: Christian Sinibaldi
Front cover image: Miss Saigon
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THE WEST END PHENOMENON RETURNS TO PLYMOUTH!
The internationally acclaimed stage sensation, Jersey Boys is working its way back to Plymouth! This smash hit musical has won 57 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Jersey Boys tells the true life story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote their own songs, invented their own unique sound, and sold 100 million records worldwide. Featuring hit after legendary hit including Beggin’, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Oh What A Night, Sherry, Walk Like A Man, Bye Bye Baby, Big Girls Don’t Cry and many more, Jersey Boys is a story full of heart, humour and ‘sheer musical razzmatazz’ (The Sunday Express) you simply will never forget.
Tue 17 > Sat 28 Apr
Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm • Tickets from £24 TRP Friends get £10 off top three price bands on first performance Run time 2hrs 40mins (approx) • Age guide 12+
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A Wardrobe Ensemble, Royal & Derngate Northampton and Shoreditch Town Hall co-production
“A great mix of energy, chaos and passion”
HHHH The Times
“canny, slick work from a company that knows exactly what it is doing”
HHHH The Guardian
“Brilliantly handled… superbly drawn… I was riveted” It’s May 1997. Tony Blair has won the election and Katrina and the Waves have won Eurovision. Channel 5 is a month old. No one knows who Harry Potter is. Britain is the coolest place in the world.
HHHH The Scotsman
At the local secondary school it’s a different story. Miss Belltop-Doyle can’t control her year 10s, Mr Pashley has been put in charge of a confiscated tamagotchi and Miss Turner is hoping that this muck-up day goes smoother than the last. Tobias, the German language assistant, watches on. Things can only get better.
Education, Education, Education is The Wardrobe Ensemble’s love letter to the schools of the 90s and asks big questions about a country in special measures, exploring what we are taught and why, and where responsibility lies.
he Wardrobe Ensemble use their trademark inventive theatricality and T irreverent humour to explore the stories that have shaped our country’s recent political history, and what the future might look like.
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Tue 24 > Sat 28 Apr
HHHH HHHH Whats On Stage
Tue - Sat 7.45pm • Tickets £15 Concessions only £11 • Post Show Q&A Wed 25 Apr Run time 1hr 15mins (approx) • Age guide 12+
Jonathan Church Productions and Headlong present the National Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre production of
‘A funny and moving political epic.’ The Times
This House Produced in the West End by Nica Burns, Neal Street Productions and Headlong
with Jonathan O’Boyle
Roll back to 1974. The corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backbiting as Britain’s political parties battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it takes. James Graham’s (Monster Raving Loony, Theatre Royal Plymouth) biting, energetic and criticallyacclaimed play strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes. Directed by Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things, Wolf Hall), This House gives us a timely, moving and often amusing insight into the workings of British politics.
Tue 01 > Sat 05 May
Photos of West End cast
Following sell-out runs at the National Theatre and West End this extraordinarily prescient play takes on a new importance in the current political climate.
Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm • Tickets from £10 On-stage seating available - ask Box Office for details Run time 2hrs 40mins (approx) • Age guide 14+
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The Believers are but Brothers
Written and performed by Javaad Alipoor Co-directed by Javaad Alipoor and Kirsty Housley
We live in a time where old orders are collapsing. From the postcolonial nation states of the Middle East, to the EU and the American election. Through it all, tech savvy and bloodthirsty groups like ISIS run through European-drawn border lines. Amidst this, a generation of young men find themselves burning with resentment; without the money, power and sex they think they deserve, this crisis of masculinity leads them on a journey into an online world of fantasy, violence and reality. Written by Manchester-based Javaad Alipoor, this Fringe First award winning and Total Theatre Nominated (Experimentation & Innovation) multimedia show weaves together their stories. Nominated for the 2018 Stage Award for Innovation, alongside The National Theatre & Liverpool Everyman.
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Tue 01 > Sat 05 May
“An extraordinary, teched up show…the buzz show of last years Edinburgh Fringe” The New York Times
“Complex… masterly… one of the most fascinating shows I have seen in an age” Financial Times
“A multimedia feast…”
HHHH The Independent
Tue - Sat 7.45pm • Tickets £15 Concessions only £11 • Post Show Q&A Wed 02 May Run time 1hr (approx) • Age guide 16+
BRITAIN’S BIGGEST THEATRE-CIRCUS SPECTACULAR!
REAL CIRCUS MADE FOR THEATRE
‘Great for kids and even better for adults!’ THE SUN
Direct from the West End and showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Cirque Berserk! celebrates the 250th anniversary of the invention of Circus by bringing this treasured form of live entertainment bang up-to-date in a jaw-dropping spectacular created especially for the theatre. Combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, this astoundingly talented international troupe includes over thirty jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers and daredevil stuntmen. Featuring the world’s most hair-raising circus act the legendary motorcycle ‘Globe of Death’. Don’t miss it!
Tue 08 > Sat 12 May
Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Fri & Sat 5pm, Sat 2pm • Tickets from £15 Family tickets available - ask Box Office for details Run time 1hr 50mins (approx) • Age guide 6+
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Red Ladder Theatre Company and West Yorkshire Playhouse present
The Damned United 1974. Brian Clough, the enfant terrible of British football, tries to redeem his career and reputation by winning the European Cup with his new team. Leeds United. The team he has openly despised for years, the team he hates and which hates him. Don Revie’s Leeds. Written by Anders Lustgarten, adapted from David Peace’s brilliant and ingenious novel, The Damned United takes you inside the tortured mind of a genius slamming up against his limits, and brings to life the beauty and brutality of football, the working man’s ballet. #DamnedUnited
“a portrait of a man terminally wrapped-up in his own bravado… a bloody good story about sporting rivalry”
HHHH The Stage
“a brilliant production for both football fans and theatre lovers”
HHHH Three Weeks
“Gripping portrayal of a flawed football genius”
HHHH The List
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Tue 08 > Sat 12 May
Tue - Sat 7.45pm • Tickets £15 Concessions only £11 • Post Show Q&A Wed 09 May Run time 1hr (approx) • Age guide 14+
David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers + Take That Present
The Band is a beautiful story for anyone who grew up with a boyband and how the songs became the soundtrack to their lives. It’s 1992 and for five 16 year old girls, the band is everything. Join us as this group of girls who were once inseparable reunite after 25 years apart and try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting their heroes. The Band features the music of Take That, Britain’s most successful boyband of all time. Don’t miss your chance to see this breathtaking, brand new production before it hits London’s West End.
Tue 15 > Sat 26 May
Mon - Thu & Sat 7.30pm, Thu (17th) & Sat 2.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8.30pm • Tickets from £19.50 TRP Friends get £4 off top three price bands on first performance Run time 2hrs 15mins (approx)
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by Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas
“The duo who created Eurohouse shift from comic to tragic in a brilliant piece that reflects on Syria and the breakdown of relationships.” HHHH The Guardian PALMYRA is an exploration of revenge, the politics of destruction and what we consider to be barbaric, inviting people to step back from the news and look at what lies beneath, and beyond, civilization. Following an extended, unanimouslyacclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe and touring Spain with BEST OF BE 2017, Bert and Nasi’s Total Theatre Award-winning, “weird, wonderful and strangely stressful” PALMYRA (HHHH The Stage) returns. WINNER Total Theatre Award for Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form 2017 WINNER Stockholm Fringe Festival 2017 Grand Prix WINNER Mess Festival Prize at BE Festival
Developed with support from Croquis_BCN (Barcelona), Bristol Ferment, MAYK, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Ovalhouse and HOME. Research and development of PALMYRA supported using public funding by The National Lottery through Arts Council England.
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Tue 22 > Sat 26 May
Tue - Sat 7.45pm • Tickets £15 Concessions only £11 • Post Show Q&A Wed 23 May Run time 1hr (approx) • Age guide 12+
WINNER ‘Best of BE’ Festival Award
Fiery Angel in association with Royal & Derngate, Northampton present
C HR IS T IE B Y A G AT H A
& F R A NK VO
A whirlwind romance with a handsome and charming stranger sweeps Cecily Harrington off her feet and she recklessly abandons her old life to settle in the remote and blissful surroundings of a country cottage. However, her newfound love is not all that he seems… Electric with suspense and with a shocking twist, this edge-of-your-seat, rarely seen thriller by the UK’s greatest crime writer is rediscovered in a brand new production by Lucy Bailey (Gaslight, Dial M for Murder), designed by Mike Britton.
Tue 29 May > Sat 02 Jun
Agatha Christie and the Agatha Christie signature are registered trade marks. All rights reserved.
O BE C A R EFUL WOHR ! YO U W I S H F
Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm • Tickets from £13 TRP Friends get £10 off top three price bands on first performance Run time 2hrs 30mins (approx) • Age guide 12+
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Plymouth Fringe Festival returns this May half-term for another week-long celebration of theatre and live performance. The fourth year of this eclectic and energetic festival will feature some of the most exciting theatre companies from across the UK as well as the very best in homegrown talent from the South West. From comedy to drama, intimate storytelling to mind-blowing dance, we’ll be bringing fresh and inspirational new talent right to the doorstep of Devon and Cornwall audiences. Join us for over 50 performances at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, Barbican Theatre, The House and some unexpected places too. Visit www.plymouthfringe.com for full listings.
“The festival was a joy, with so many brilliant shows happening in Plymouth in a week!” Audience Member
Plymouth Fringe Festival is curated by Toast in partnership with Theatre Royal Plymouth, Barbican Theatre and Peninsula Arts.
Mon 28 May > Sat 02 Jun 12
Tickets are only available from www.plymouthfringe.com
Joe Pasquale Sarah Earnshaw Susie Blake Written & Directed by Guy Unsworth Based on the TV series by Raymond Allen
Everyone’s favourite 1970s classic TV comedy, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em is back with Joe Pasquale starring as the loveable accident-prone Frank Spencer, Sarah Earnshaw as his wife Betty and Susie Blake as his disapproving Mother-in-Law, Mrs Fisher. The most successful sitcom of the decade gave us the hapless Frank and his long-suffering wife Betty with catchphrases galore and a never-ending list of disasters with roller-skating escapades and runaway chickens. Joe Pasquale is a national comedy treasure and is one of the hardest working and top-selling live comedians in British comedy today. He exploded onto our tellies in New Faces and went on to win I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and host The Price is Right. Susie Blake’s incredible career includes Wicked, Blithe Spirit and had us in stitches in The Victoria Wood Show. Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em is directed by the award-winning Guy Unsworth.
Tue 05 > Sat 09 Jun
Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm • Tickets from £10 TRP Friends get half price tickets on top three price bands on first performance Run time 2hrs (approx) • Age guide 5+
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Soho Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company present
“I am that mixed raced kid, like 50/50, on the fence, lukewarm, in-between maybe. Trust me, around here I’m about as black as it goes…” Jazmin feels different. She doesn’t want to stay in the village. She doesn’t want to have a baby. She doesn’t want to laugh at racist jokes in the local pub. She’s got to get out. Following its world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 and a run at London’s Soho Theatre, Soho Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company present Half Breed, Natasha Marshall’s semi-autobiographical dark comedy about finding your voice. Natasha Marshall trained on Soho Theatre Young Company’s Writer’s Lab and the Talawa First new-writing scheme. Half Breed was shortlisted for the Tony Craze Soho Young Writers Award and the Alfred Fagon Award and was nominated for Best New Play in the 2017 UK Theatre Awards.
‘F UNNY, GRIPPING SHOW PACKS A PUNCH.’ HHHH
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Tue 05 > Sat 09 Jun
Tue - Sat 7.45pm • Tickets £15 Concessions only £11 • Post Show Q&A Wed 06 Jun Run time 1hr (approx) • Age guide 14+
Show And Tell present
DOLLYWOULD by Sh!t Theatre
Oh look, it’s Fringe First Award winner Sh!t Theatre. What is it this time? Oh, is it unemployment? Is there a crisis? Did the government do something wrong again? No, it’s a show about Dolly Parton. We f*cking love her. Following the award-winning sell-out hit Letters to Windsor House – which was named one of Time Out London’s top ten theatre shows of the year – Sh!t Theatre return with their bold new show. It’s about country legend Dolly Parton, cloning, branding, immortality and death. DollyWould enjoyed a 100% sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and comes to you on its nationwide tour off the back of a four-week off-West End London run.
“Exhilaratingly daft – Sh!t Theatre overshare their love for Dolly Parton, with delightful results”
HHHH Time Out
“Part crazed celebration, part sophisticated dissection - the aesthetic is lovably scrappy”
HHHH Sunday Times
“An icon is unpacked, satirised and worshipped all at once – gleefully scrappy and frequently silly”
HHHH The Stage
Tue 12 > Sat 16 Jun
Tue - Sat 7.45pm • Tickets £15 Concessions only £11 • Post Show Q&A Wed 13 Jun Run time 1hr (approx) • Age guide 16+
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FEATURING THE SONGS OF
MICHAEL AND THE
ROM DIRECT F ’S LONDON WEST END Direct from London’s West End where it is now in its record breaking 10th year, Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. Seen by over four million people in over 30 countries, Thriller Live continues to moonwalk around the world, taking you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 45 year musical history. You will experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco as the cast pay homage to Jackson’s legendary live performances and innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion. This is a show that you will never forget.
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Mon 11 > Sat 16 Jun
Mon - Thu 7.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8.30pm, Sat 4pm & 8pm • Tickets from £12 TRP Friends get half price tickets on top 3 price bands on first performance Run time 2hrs 30mins (approx) • Age guide 14+
“A T R I U M P H . T H E I WENT BACK.
D AY A F T E R S E E I N G I T
I T ’S T H A T G O O D ”
THE TIMES In the final hours of 14th April 1912 the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and 'the unsinkable ship' slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic disasters of the 20th Century. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives. Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Titanic The Musical is a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers. The original Broadway production of Titanic The Musical won five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. This brilliant new production direct from London won sweeping critical acclaim across the board.
Mon 18 > Sat 23 Jun
Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm • Tickets from £12 TRP Friends get £10 off top three price bands on first performance Run time 2hrs 10mins (approx) • Age guide 8+
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The Theatre Royal Plymouth is proud to support these local amateur companies
The Tamaritans Theatre Company present
WCP Theatre Company present
Rumours When eight guests arrive for dinner at a large house in Surrey, their hosts are missing. Do any of them really know what’s happened or, as their increasingly zany theories start to snowball, are they just working on rumours? Rumours is a wonderful, side-splitting farce by one of the funniest playwrights of recent times.
Adapted by Gareth Roberts Directed by Jill Nicholas & Gareth Roberts Plymouth’s longest established drama company have crafted an exceptional piece of theatre bringing vividly to life such beloved characters as Oliver, Dodger, Fagin, Sikes and Nancy - and featuring all of the drama, comedy, pathos and mystery found within the pages of this classic novel. This Summer, Western College Players’ dramatization of Oliver Twist will be the local community theatrical event that is sure to leave audiences asking for ‘more’.
Tue 19 > Sat 23 Jun
Tue 03 > Sat 07 Jul
Tue - Sat 7.45pm, Sat 2.45pm • Tickets £15 (Sat mat £10.50)
Tue - Sat 7.45pm, Sat 2.45pm • Tickets £14 (Sat mat £12)
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A Theatre Royal Plymouth People’s Company production
all your gold Written by Miriam Battye, from an idea developed with the People’s Company.
Ros is on a quest to remember her value. She organises a living wake for herself and invites the town. Through this unique event the community and those closest to her come together to celebrate one life, in all that it’s worth. This funny and thought provoking new play promises to be an exciting, bold, theatrical exploration of the value we place on ourselves and each other. The Theatre Royal Plymouth’s People’s Company creates opportunities for anyone over the age of 18 to participate in theatre, including the chance to perform in The Drum.
Thu 28 > Sat 30 Jun
Thu - Sat 7.45pm • Tickets £9 Concessions only £5 • Post Show Q&A Fri 29 Jun Age guide tbc
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The hit iconic 1960s film starring Cliff Richard is now the feel-good musical of the year, bringing music, laughter and fun to the stage as it becomes the happiest hit musical around. Don (originally played by Cliff in the film) and his friends are going on a fun packed boys trip on a London bus visiting Paris, The Alps, Italy and Greece, in search of a good time and a brilliant summer. This is the story of their amazing Summer Holiday adventure, which is full of fun, laughter, hit songs, and of course romance, as along the way they meet and travel around Europe with a girl band and a young American pop star who is running away from home. This Summer Holiday musical is the happiest of all musicals. Starring Ray Quinn, it is a feel-good show with bundles of energy and lots of laughs - it is sure to put a huge smile on your face.
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Tue 26 > Sat 30 Jun
Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm • Tickets from £15 TRP Friends get £10 off top three price bands on first performance Age guide 7+
A Theatre Royal Plymouth schools project
“The children certainly gained in confidence from their performance at The Drum and the whole experience enriched the curriculum. Every year group participates in some aspect of the programme so it is an amazing opportunity we would recommend to all.” Head Teacher, Sir Robert Geffery’s School
Playhouse gives primary school teachers the chance to direct a specially commissioned play by one of the country’s leading playwrights, with professional support from the Theatre Royal Plymouth. The plays are written to challenge and inspire young casts, raising the confidence and creativity of teachers and young people alike. The Playhouse Project is part of the Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Primary Schools Partnership.
The Schools Prince Rock Primary School College Road Primary School Boringdon Primary School The West Dartmoor Federation The Erme Primary School Ernesettle Community School Theatre Royal Plymouth Young Company
The Plays The Forest by Alia Bano Big Small Lost Found Things by Miriam Battye The Giant Killers by Oladipo Agboluaje Ginger Jones & The Sultan’s Eye by Nick Lane
Playhouse is a national project that also runs at Birmingham Rep Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Polka Theatre in London and York Theatre Royal. Playhouse in Plymouth is supported by Womble Bond Dickinson, Engagement & Learning Sponsor
Wed 11 > Sat 14 Jul
Wed - Sat 7pm • Tickets £6 For details and access info see website Age guide tbc
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Express and Star
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Wed 04 Jul > Sat 04 Aug
Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm • Tickets from £30 TRP Friends get £6 off top three price bands on first performance Run time 2hrs 50mins (approx) • Age guide 12+
Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical Miss Saigon is playing a major UK Tour. A recent smash hit in the West End and on Broadway, this epic production with a company of 60 lands at Theatre Royal Plymouth this July.
CAMERON MACKI NTOSH
In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17 year-old Kim is forced to work in a Saigon bar run by a notorious character known as The Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American GI named Chris but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For three years Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son.
B O U B L I L & S C H Ö N B E R G ’S
“A brilliant musical for our time” The Scotsman
“Awesome! You might forget to breathe” Western Mail
DIRECT FROM ITS WEST END TRIUMPH ‘A sensationally good production of webber and rice’s greatest musical’ mark shenton · the stage
BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP PRESENTS
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
Following its smash hit runs in London, Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita is thrilling audiences once again across the UK.
Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita follows Eva’s journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status which ultimately lead her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people. With more than 20 major awards to its credit, and the Oscar winning film version starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, and featuring some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre, including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, On This Night of a Thousand Stars, You Must Love Me, and Another Suitcase in Another Hall, this smash hit show truly promises to be THE THEATRICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR!
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Tue 14 > Sat 18 Aug
‘superb’ daily mail
‘A GOLD-PLATED WINNER’ MAIL ON SUNDAY
Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Wed, Thu & Sat 2.30pm • Tickets from £14 TRP Friends get £10 off top three price bands on first performance Run time 2hrs 20mins (approx)
Images include previous cast
WORLD PREMIERE PRIOR TO LONDON
WORLD PREMIERE PR
The world premiere tour of a new musical that will F eaturing t he i conic S ongS simply sweep you off your feet! An Officer and ‘U p W here B elong ’ a Gentleman is basedW one the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere. Its feel-good soundtrack ‘h eart of g lass ’ includes the hit song from the movie Up Where ‘l ivin ’ o n many a p rayer ’ anthems We Belong along with 80s classic including Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Livin’ On A ‘M aterial g irl ’ Prayer, Heart of Glass, Material Girl and many more.
‘a lone ’ With direction by Nikolai Foster (Artistic Director ‘g irls J Ust W antJane), to h ave f Un ’by Curve, Annie, Calamity choreography Kate ‘D Prince (Into The Hoods, ZooNation) and on ’ t C ry o Ut l oUD ’ musical supervision by Tony Award-winning Sarah ‘iTravis W as M aDe f or l ovin ’ yinspiring, oU ’ (Sweeney Todd, Sister Act), this
breathtakingly romantic celebrates triumph and Many Moremusical 80 s hits over adversity and features one of the most iconic romantic scenes ever portrayed on screen. Let Love Lift You Up where you belong!
F eaturing t he i conic S ongS
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Cast includes West End favourites Jonny Fines (Annie), Ray Shell (Starlight Express), and Olivier Award nominee Emma Williams (Half A Sixpence).
Mon 20 > Sat 25 Aug
Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm • Tickets from £16 TRP Friends get £10 off top three price bands on first performance Contains themes of an adult nature and strong language Trim: 210mm H x 148mm W Bleed: 4 mm
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OFFICER AND A GENTLEM
‘A landmark theatre event’ Time Magazine
Following eight record-breaking years in London’s West End and having played in 11 countries around the world to over 7 million people, the National Theatre’s acclaimed play War Horse comes to Plymouth as part of its 10th Anniversary Tour. At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. Albert, who remained on his parents’ Devon farm, cannot forget Joey. Though still not old enough to enlist he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
HHHHH ‘An entertainment phenomenon’ Daily Telegraph
T PHEN HE OM RETU ENON RNS
Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing lifesized horses by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical event which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France.
Wed 29 Aug > Sat 15 Sep
Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm • Tickets from £19 TRP Friends get £5 off top three price bands on first performance Run time 2hrs 45mins (approx) • Age guide 10+ • Limited concessions
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A Theatre Royal Plymouth Young Company production
This is going to be brilliant. Really brilliant. We can’t tell you what’s going to happen because we’re not exactly sure ourselves. But it’s going to be alright. Probably…
The rest, THEY say, is history.
An experimental and explosive new production created by, with and for young people. A show for anyone who’s ever wondered why we say what we say, what that really means and after all of that, what comes next? The Theatre Royal Plymouth Young Company creates opportunities for anyone aged 5 - 25 to participate in theatre through workshops and performance. Visit theatreroyal.com/youngcompany
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Wed 22 > Sat 25 Aug
Wed - Sat 7.45pm • Tickets £9 Concessions only £5 • Post Show Q&A Fri 24 Aug Age guide 12+
A NEW ADVENTURES PRODUCTION
‘AS BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL AS EVER’ DAILY TELEGRAPH
‘STILL ORIGINAL. STILL UNMISSABLE’ METRO
THE LEGEND RETURNS
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake returns with a fresh look for the 21st Century. Retaining all the iconic elements of the original production loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and awardwinning designers Lez Brotherston (Set and Costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) will create an exciting re-imagining of the classic production.
Sat 22 > Sat 29 Sep
Thrilling, audacious and emotive, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered conventions, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm. Collecting over thirty international accolades including an Olivier Award in the UK and three Tony Awards on Broadway, Matthew Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s beloved masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.
Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm • Tickets from £15 TRP Friends get £10 off top four price bands on first performance Age guide 5+
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I want to return to my home. A British Northern coastal town. Three young men are coming home from war. Their stories, set at different times over the last 100 years, are beautifully interwoven in this compelling new play by Anna Jordan (Yen - Royal Court Theatre, Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2013). Directed by Neil Bettles (Associate Director of Frantic Assembly) and featuring Frantic’s celebrated physicality, The Unreturning explores the profound effect that war has on young lives, and asks what does coming home really mean? What is home? And when experience has shattered you into a million pieces, will home help to put you together again, or treat you as an ugly truth it does not want to confront?
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Thu 20 Sep > Sat 06 Oct
Mon - Sat 7.45pm • Tickets £15 (Previews £13) Concessions only £11 • Post Show Q&A Wed 26 Sep & Wed 03 Oct Age guide 14+
M E ND O F TH T E T FRRS O ES H I O W SH EAT A CR SM HE T
‘DELIVERS SWAG LOADS OF PLEASURE’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
BEST Y MED NEW CIEROAWARD OLIV
‘SPECTACULAR MADNESS’ WHATSONSTAGE.COM
‘A FAST AND FABULOUS COMEDY CAPER’ THE TIMES
‘THIS IS THE FUNNIEST SHOW IN THE WEST END’ DAILY TELEGRAPH
Tue 02 > Sat 06 Oct
‘YOU CAN’T HELP BUT LAUGH LIKE A DRAIN’ RADIO TIMES
Ocean’s Eleven meets the Marx Brothers in this dynamite new comedy now in its third year in the West End! Following the phenomenal sell-out success of their multi award-winning comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre return with their latest smash hit, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. A priceless diamond has been entrusted to the city bank, an institution so corrupt that even the security guards are on the take. Can it be safely stored or will it all go horribly wrong? Don’t miss this smash-and-grab hit comedy that’s guaranteed to deliver swag loads of laughter. Book now, it’d be criminal to miss it!
Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Wed, Thu & Sat 2.30pm • Tickets from £10 TRP Friends get £10 off top three price bands on first performance Run time 2hrs 20mins (approx) • Age guide 11+
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La Fille mal gardée
Sleep no more…
by William Shakespeare
The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are thrust towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.
Photos: Bill Cooper
FIRE & FURY: The King Dances
When country beauty Lise falls in love with farm lad Colas, she’s about to upset the apple cart. Her mother, Widow Simone, has her own ideas about who Lise should marry! Ever popular because of its engaging story and wonderful wit, La Fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter) remains a firm favourite with all the family. Fire and Fury is a double bill of powerful modern ballets: David Bintley’s The King Dances inspired by Louis XIV and the origins of ballet, and Juanjo Arques’s Ignite, inspired by Turner’s dramatic painting, The Burning of the House of Lords and Commons.
Tue 09 > Sat 13 Oct Fire & Fury Tue & Wed 7.30pm & Wed 2pm, La Fille mal gardée Thu - Sat 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm • Tickets from £12.50 First Steps Fri 1pm £12.50 • Class on Stage Sat 11.45am £10
The National Theatre, creators of War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, bring this epic and visually daring production of Shakespeare’s most intense tragedy on a tour of the UK and Ireland immediately following a sold out run in London. Directed by National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris (Cabaret, London Road) and designed by Rae Smith (War Horse, This House) this new production propels Shakespeare’s classic title into a post-apocalyptic world of anarchy and uncertainty. Casting to be announced.
Tue 16 > Sat 20 Oct Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm • Tickets from £10 TRP Friends get £10 off top 3 price bands on first perf Age guide tbc
Photo: Nicola Selby. Dancer: Liam Francis.
Welsh National Opera
Award-winning choreographer Kim Brandstrup returns with Life is a Dream; a lavish spectacle and a vivid piece of contemporary dance story-telling. In the same room, decades apart: a woman incarcerated, presumed mad; a boy experiencing the world through his computer; a theatre group discovering a 400-year-old Spanish play with surprising relevance. As their parallel stories unfold, their room transforms taking the characters to places beyond their imaginations. Could it be that too many of their dreams are coming true? Legendary filmmakers the Quay Brothers create an ever-changing, dream-like world, illuminated by Rambert’s world-class dancers with a live orchestra playing the rich, harmonious music of Witold Lutosławski.
Tue 27 & Wed 28 Nov
In Spring 2019 Welsh National Opera performs a thrilling new production alongside two timeless classics in a season guaranteed to leave your heart racing. Love, power and politics collide in the new production directed by David Pountney, Un ballo in maschera based on the real life assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden. Alongside this, WNO revives its critically-acclaimed production of Roberto Devereux, as well as the irresistible and enchanting opera, The Magic Flute.
Wed 03 > Sat 06 Apr 2019
Tue & Wed 7.30pm • Tickets from £12.50
Un ballo in maschera Wed 7.30pm, The Magic Flute Thu 7.15pm & Sat 3pm, Roberto Devereux Fri 7.30pm Tickets from £15
TRP Friends get £10 off top three price bands
TRP Friends get £5 off top three price bands See website for further show information
The Champions Of Magic return to the UK following sold out shows across the globe, rave reviews and a run in London’s West End. These five magicians present daring grand illusions, stunning close-up magic and incredible mind reading with a heart-stopping finale and special effects to rival the biggest theatrical spectacles.
Sun 29 Apr
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Sun 7.30pm • Tickets from £15 TRP Friends get £5 off top three price bands Age guide tbc
“So mind-boggling that I won’t even attempt to describe it” Wales Online
Davro Unleashed Following his sell-out visit to the Theatre Royal Plymouth in 2015, Bobby Davro returns with his hilarious new show of music, impressions, comedy and audience participation.
The UK’s premier Rock & Roll production That’ll Be The Day returns with another brand new show! This latest production features a fantastic new-line-up of smash hits spanning the 50s, 60s & 70s, plus more side-splitting comic sketches, all performed live on-stage!
Not for the children!
Sun 06 May
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Sun 27 May
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Sun 7.30pm • Tickets from £15
Sun 7pm • Tickets from £18.50
No concessions available Age guide 15+
TRP Friends get £5 off top three price bands
Run time 3hrs 20mins (approx)
‘This is a work that touches the heart and stimulates the mind.’ WhatsOnStage
Needles and Opium Text by Robert Lepage | English translation by Jenny Montgomery Direction by Robert Lepage | with Olivier Normand and Wellesley Robertson III Produced by Ex Machina
“hypnotic, ingenious and finally very moving” London Evening Standard
HHHHH “Thrilling” Financial Times
Through highly visual staging, which is as much magic as it is theatre, Robert Lepage revisits, 20 years after its first production, Needles and Opium. A new scenography, original images, and an acrobat onstage compliment Cocteau’s words. The result is a production with mesmerizing effects, a journey into the night that puts us under a spell and leads us into the light. Co-production: Théâtre du Trident, Québec - Canadian Stage, Toronto - Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, Montréal - Adelaide Festival - New Zealand Festival - Le Grand T, théâtre de Loire-Atlantique - Les Quinconces-L’espal, scène conventionnée, théâtres du Mans - Célestins, Théâtre de Lyon Le Volcan, Scène nationale du Havre - Festival de Otoño a Primavera, Madrid - ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage, Boston - NAC English Theatre with le Théâtre français du CNA and the Magnetic North Theatre Festival - Setagaya Public Theatre, Tokyo - LG Arts Center, Seoul - the Barbican, London La Comète - Scène nationale de Châlons-en-Champagne - La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand scène nationale - Les Salins, scène nationale de Martigues John F. Kennedy for Performing Arts - American Conservatory Theatre - Theatre Royal Plymouth
Wed 07 & Thu 08 Nov
Wed & Thu 7.30pm • Tickets from £12.50 TRP Friends get half price tickets on top 3 price bands on first performance Run time 1hr 35mins (approx)
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Photo: Tristam Kenton
FAR FAR AND AWAY ‘THE MOST FUN YOU’LL EVER HAVE!’ DAILY MIRROR
Following a record-breaking UK and Ireland Tour, the smash hit blockbuster is back – and larger than life!
The official world premiere tour of Derren Litten’s smash-hit ITV comedy Benidorm is set to bring sunshine and smiles to Plymouth in the stage debut production of the hugely popular TV show. ITV’s award-winning comedy celebrates over a decade of all-inclusive hilarity, having followed the ensemble cast of holiday makers and staff for ten series since it first broadcast in 2007. Litten has now written an all new set of Alicante escapades for the much loved cast members as they swap sangria for the stage - after a quick spruce up at the Blow‘n’Go! Book now for a dose of Benidorm sunshine and see your favourite stars from the Solana live on stage for the very first time!
Mon 22 > Sat 27 Oct
Based on the story and characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film, this hilarious and spectacular production turns the world of fairytales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy. Join Shrek, (Steffan Harri) and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona (Laura Main) from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing lovesick dragon. Add the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance, guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages! The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artists subject to holiday, illness or events beyond the producers’ control.
‘A Monster hit’ Daily Mirror
Tue 13 > Sat 24 Nov
Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm • Tickets from £15
Tue - Sat 7pm, Wed (21st) Thu (22nd) & Sat 2.30pm, Sun 1pm & 6pm • Tickets from £18
TRP Friends get £10 off top 3 price bands on first perf
TRP Friends get £6 off top 3 price bands on first perf
Age guide 7+ may contain strobe lighting
Run time 2hrs 30mins (approx) • Age guide 5+
Imagine being born in an oven and the first person you meet wants to dunk you in his tea! Come and see the adventure of the deliciously smelling Gingerbread Man and meet the bravest biscuit of all time! Join Dick Whittington (and his trusty cat) as he seeks fame, fortune and happiness journeying to become the Lord Mayor of London. Guided by the magical Fairy Bow Bells on an adventure that sends him from London town to the High Seas headed for Morocco don’t miss the action-packed pantomime full of laughter, music and dance.
Stuff and Nonsense apply their usual brilliance with a mix of puppetry, live action, great music, humour and a stunning staging of this well-loved classic tale. Suitable for ages 3+, no scary bits - just don’t turn up hungry! Now run, run, as fast as you can, you need to get tickets to catch this Gingerbread Man!
Can our hero outwit the evil rodent King Rat, free London from his team of revolting rodents and win the beautiful Alice’s hand in marriage? Find out in the ultimate magical pantomime adventure!
With support from The Point and The Berry Theatre. Originally created with support from Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, in association with Salisbury Playhouse and The Merlin Theatre.
Fri 14 Dec 2018 > Sat 12 Jan 2019
Tue 04 Dec 2018 > Sat 19 Jan 2019
For dates and all prices please visit website - from £13
For dates and all prices please visit website - from £12
Relaxed performance: Wed 09 Jan 12.30pm
Relaxed performance: Sat 05 Jan 3pm
See website or call Box Office for concessions, discounts and access info
See website or call Box Office for concessions, discounts and access info
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HHHHH DAILY TELEGRA PH, DAILY EXPRESS, GUARDIAN, DAILY MAI L, MAI L O N S UNDAY, EV ENING STAN DARD, INDEPENDENT, SUNDAY EXPRESS , T I ME O UT, T H E T I MES
‘EASILY THE STANDOUT MUSICAL OF THE DECADE’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘A MUST-SEE’ Mail on Sunday
‘BELIEVE THE HYPE’ New York Post
‘IRRESISTIBLE’ The Times
Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Winner of over 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, Matilda The Musical comes to Theatre Royal Plymouth in January 2019 whilst the production will continue to delight audiences in London.
‘AN ABSOLUTE CRACKER’ Daily Express
Tue 15 Jan > Sat 16 Feb 2019
‘HILARIOUS, MOVING, GLORIOUS’
‘DELICIOUS’ Daily Telegraph
Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm • Tickets from £18.50 TRP Friends get £10 off top four price bands on Tue 15 & Wed 30 Jan Run time 2hrs 35mins (approx) • Age guide 6+ • Limited concessions
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The Lab The Lab: Our exploratory and experimental studio space, presenting new work from the most exciting South West based early career artists.
IdeasLAB IdeasLAB is TRP’s platform for the sharing and development of earlier-stage new work. The evening offers an opportunity for artists and companies to try out some brand-new ideas in front of an audience and receive feedback. It always proves to be an eclectic mix of fresh, brave and bold ideas by some of the most exciting artists making work in the South West.
Sat 14 Jul Sat 8pm Tickets £3 No concessions See website for application information
Run Like Stags A New Show
This year’s Lab Company, Run Like Stags present a brand new show. The Lab Company is Theatre Royal Plymouth’s premier training and development programme for early career artists living and working in the region. This exciting new show marks the culmination of a year-long residency at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.
Tue 17 > Sat 21 July Tue - Sat 8pm • Tickets £8 £25 Lab Bundle - Run Like Stags, Sequel, Riot of a Freelance Mind, Women Like You Age guide tbc
Empty Deck presents
Sequel It’s 22:44, Tuesday 23rd January 2018. I’m working on a show to present in July. I don’t know what it is yet. There’s the possibility that I, and maybe you, will be on stage. There is also a very strong possibility of dancing. This is a work in progress about community and the future. And also my ambition to change the world.
Mon 23 & Tue 24 Jul Mon & Tue 8pm • Tickets £8 £25 Lab Bundle - Run Like Stags, Sequel, Riot of a Freelance Mind, Women Like You Age guide tbc
Riot of the Freelance Mind presents
Flip the Bird present
Women Like You
Awarded: ‘Toast of the Plymouth Fringe’ 2017.
During one unusual evening, Bridget and Charlie accidentally stumble into an unfiltered interrogation of what it means to be a 21st Century woman. Both are certain that they know exactly what the other is like. Competitiveness between women is widely accepted as ‘natural’, but is rarely confronted truthfully. Women Like You challenges this assumption through comedy, and invites the audience on an honest, amusing journey through the judgements and misjudgements of two women.
Wed 25 & Thu 26 Jul
Fri 27 & Sat 28 Jul
Wed & Thu 8pm • Tickets £8
Fri & Sat 8pm • Tickets £8
£25 Lab Bundle - Run Like Stags, Sequel, Riot of a Freelance Mind, Women Like You
£25 Lab Bundle - Run Like Stags, Sequel, Riot of a Freelance Mind, Women Like You
Run time 2hrs (approx) • Age guide 14+
Run time 1hr (approx) • Age guide 14+
The Hinterland written and devised by the ensemble
We do shows. We make work. We like exploring why we do this kind of thing. We play, we dream, we laugh, we question. We are women who like creating things. Come and take a peep at our Riot…
Get Involved at the Theatre Royal Plymouth From master classes and weekly sessions to full-scale performances and involvement behind the scenes, the Young Company and People’s Company programmes aim to excite, inspire and enthuse people of all ages and backgrounds through a world-class theatre experience.
Young Company 5 - 25yrs
People’s Company 18+
• Weekly sessions at our venues and in the community in acting, dance and design, plus a whole lot more! • Theatre academies during the school holidays • Three productions throughout the year
• Termly theatre and performance courses • Voices community choir • Short courses in directing, design and play-writing • Productions throughout the year
Memberships are just £6 per year
Musical Theatre Academy, Play in a Week and Family Workshops Our Engagement & Learning activities are accessible for all abilities and require no previous experience. Family Workshops
Musical Theatre Academy
Workshop 1 Tue 31 July, Thu 02, Wed 08, Fri 10 Aug 2018
Mon 30 July > Fri 03 August 2018
Workshop 2 Mon 13, Thu 16, Tue 21, Thu 23 Aug 2018 •11am - 12.30pm • 3 - 7 year olds • £8 per child, adults free! • The Lab, Theatre Royal Plymouth There are a maximum of 10 spaces Each workshop date is a separate participating workshop and participants only attend one of the four. Parents and guardians attend with their young person and take part together.
• 10am - 4pm • 11 - 16 year olds • £120 for the week • Production and Learning Centre, TR2, Cattedown, PL4 0SJ. There are a maximum of 25 spaces Participants should be able to attend all five days. There will be a showback on the Friday at 3.30pm for friends and family.
Play in a Week Mon 20 > Fri 24 Aug 2018
• 10am - 3pm • 7 - 10 year olds • £100 for the week • Production and Learning Centre, TR2, Cattedown, PL4 0SJ. There are a maximum of 25 spaces Participants should be able to attend all five days. There will be a showback on the Friday at 2.30pm for friends and family.
Corporate Membership and Sponsorship
We gratefully acknowledge funding from
Sponsors and Platinum members
Engagement and Learning Sponsor
Gold members Alpha Logic • Atwell Martin • Devonport Royal Dockyard Employee Trust GA Solicitors • Kier Construction • Langage Farm • Noakes Habermehl & Kerr Opticians Ocean BMW • Plymouth Gin • Plymouth University • Polhawn Fort Weddings Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants • Vospers Motor House
We have a range of Corporate Membership packages available so that your company can get closely involved with our shows, our events, our projects and our audiences. Becoming a Corporate Member gives your company access to top priority booking for the most popular seats, complimentary tickets and concessionary discounts for your staff. You will also receive invitations to events, access to our hospitality suites for meetings and conferences and access to the members’ lounge.
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Friends Outstanding discounts and behind-the-scenes events for just £44 per year! • Priority Plus Booking • Discounted Tickets • Invitations to Welcome Nights • Free Ticket Exchange (subject to T&Cs) Our Friends receive great offers and contribute to the development of our Engagement and Learning programme. We partner with schools, young people, communities and early career artists to build confidence and skills, promote diversity, develop talent and expand access to the arts.
Sign up online today at theatreroyal.com/friends
Registered charity number: 284545
General Information Contact Us
Box Office: 01752 267222
Online at: www.theatreroyal.com Email: email@example.com General enquiries: 01752 668282 Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR Theatre Royal Plymouth Production and Learning Centre, TR2, 12 Neptune Park, Cattedown, Plymouth, PL4 0SJ
Your Visit Theatre is a shared live experience so please show consideration to those on stage as well as your fellow audience members. Mobile phones and other devices should be switched off during the performance. Our House Management team is on duty to enhance your experience. If anything limits your enjoyment please let us know during your visit so we can help you straight away. To assist with safety measures please avoid bringing large bags or cases to the Theatre.
The Gallery Our gallery on the first floor continues to offer opportunities to local based artists. Richard Allman’s exhibition runs until 23 June and is followed by Lorraine Calaora from 7 July to 15 September. Later in the year we look forward to welcoming Plymouth born artist Julie Ellis.
Accessibility The Theatre Royal Plymouth is committed to ensuring full accessibility across all of our stages – please see our website for full details or contact the Box Office if you wish to discuss your visit and any specific requirements. A range of performances are available signed or with captioning and audio description. We also provide specially adapted relaxed performances. Please see our website for full details.
Wed 25 Apr 7.30pm Thu 26 Apr 2.30pm
Wed 23 May 7.30pm Fri 25 May 5pm
Captioned Audio Described
Love From a Stranger Fri 01 Jun 7.30pm Sat 02 Jun 1pm Sat 02 Jun 2.30pm
Captioned Touch Tour Audio Described
Some Mother’s Do Have ‘Em Thu 07 Jun 2.30pm Fri 08 Jun 7.30pm
Thu 14 Jun 7.30pm
Summer Holiday Fri 29 Jun 7.30pm Sat 30 Jun 2.30pm
Wed 11 Jul 7.30pm Thu 19 Jul 2.30pm Thu 26 Jul 7.30pm
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An Officer and a Gentleman Fri 24 Aug 7.30pm Sat 25 Aug 2.30pm
Sat 08 Sep 2.30pm Tue 11 Sep 7.30pm
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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake Sat 29 Sep 1pm Sat 29 Sep 2.30pm
Touch Tour Audio Described
The Comedy About a Bank Robbery Fri 05 Oct 7.30pm Sat 06 Oct 2.30pm
Fri 26 Oct 7.30pm Sat 27 Oct 2.30pm
Tue 20 Nov 7pm Wed 21 Nov 7pm Thu 22 Nov 2.30pm
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Booking Information Book online: theatreroyal.com In person bookings: Mon to Sat 10.30am - 8pm (6pm on non-performance days) Phone bookings: 01752 267222 Mon to Sat 10am - 7pm Please check the website for any last minute alterations.
Seating Plan A seating plan for The Lyric can be found on our website at theatreroyal.com/seatingplan
Pricing and Concessions
We offer generous discounts for groups of 10+ and schools on a large selection of our performances. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Theatre Royal Plymouth does not charge a booking fee. An additional 80p postage fee applies for tickets that are mailed to customers.
Friends Membership Become a Friends Member and enjoy ticket discounts and priority booking for just £44 per year! theatreroyal.com/friends or call 01752 267222
Terms & Conditions
Concessions are available for most shows, typically for Under 16s / Students / Over 60s / Young and People’s Company Members / Friends / Corporate Members / Disabled Patrons / Unwaged (Jobseekers Allowance and Income Support Recipients). Please visit our website for more details. Some multi-purchase offers (e.g. Family Tickets) are not available online, please contact the Box Office for details.
The information in this brochure is correct at the time of going to print, however, the Theatre Royal Plymouth reserves the right to make alterations without prior notice. Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable. Please note that only one concession or discount applies per ticket. Please inform us if you are entitled to a concession at the time of booking as changes cannot be made once tickets have been issued.
Ticket prices vary and may be subject to change. Book early to secure the best prices and availability.
For full terms and conditions please visit the website.
TRP Gift Vouchers Gift vouchers are a great gift for your theatre-loving friends and family, for a truly unforgettable experience. Available to purchase online or via the Box Office, gift vouchers can be used against:
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• Tickets for productions • Memberships • Dining in our restaurant • Interval drinks purchased online • VIP Packages • Tours • People’s Company and Young Company Workshops
The Restaurant @ TRP The Theatre Royal Plymouth Restaurant offers the very best in modern international cuisine. Relax and enjoy your pre-show dinner in our contemporary and spacious setting with views over Royal Parade. Once youâ€™ve booked your table itâ€™s yours for the evening so that you may return in the interval to enjoy your dessert and interval drinks.
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Welcome to our Summer Season… a guide to the popular, diverse and eclectic shows that you will find on our stages during the coming months.