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Summer Season May > September 2017

Book online at theatreroyal.com


The Drum: theatre of now, up close and personal “The Drum continues to be a significant player in the creation of contemporary theatre” The Guardian

“It is The Drum, programmed by Artistic Director Simon Stokes, that particularly makes Plymouth count as one of the premier homes for new writing” Mark Shenton, The Stage Pages 3 - 8


Supporting Wall presents

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“Wickedly amusing” The Times

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“Spirited comedy… broad, daft and punchy”

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“Superbly crafted… very funny” Metro

The Guardian

Three quarters of MPs are millionaires. A third of the country lives below the poverty line. Whatever your politics, Jonny & the Baptists think it's worth talking about. A riotously funny epic about friendship, inequality and betrayal from the multi award nominated musical comedians. Setting out to explore the gap between rich and poor, Jonny & the Baptists’ lives turn upside down when Jonny betrays Paddy for financial gain. As Jonny enjoys the highlife with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jerry Hall, Paddy falls into homelessness and despair. Jonny & the Baptists return to Plymouth following the successful End is Nigh.

Tue 02 > Sat 06 May The Drum book online theatreroyal.com

Tue - Sat 7.45pm £15 • Post Show Q&A Wed 03 May

H Concessions only £11 Run Time 1hr 45 mins (approx) • Recommended for ages 14+

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1927 presents

The Drum: theatre of now, up close and personal “The Drum continues to be a significant player in the creation of contemporary theatre” “It is the Drum, programmed by Artistic Director Simon Stokes that particularly makes Plymouth counts as one of the premier homes for new Golem is the follow up to 1927’s hit international shows Thewriting” Like a giant graphic novel bursting into life, 1927 invites you to take a step through the looking glass into a dark and fantastical tale of an extraordinary ordinary man. Blending 1927’s synthesis of handmade animation, claymation, live music and performance, Golem is a dystopian fable for the twenty first century. Cleverly and satirically exploring one of the great mysteries of the modern world, it asks, who or what is in control of our technologies?

Animals and Children Took to the Streets and The Magic Flute Mark Shenton, The Stage (created in collaboration with Komische Opera Berlin). A 1927 co-production with Salzburg Festival, Théâtre de la Ville Paris and Young Vic Theatre London.

Wed 10 > Sat 13 May 4

The Drum book online theatreroyal.com

Wed - Sat 7.45pm £15 • Post Show Q&A Thu 11 May

H Concessions only £11 Run Time 1hr 30mins (approx) • Recommended for ages 12+

production photos: Bernhard Mueller

The Guardian The danger lies not in machine becoming more like man but in man becoming more like machine.


Kali Theatre Company

READY OR NOT By Naylah Ahmed

A retired teacher takes an idealistic young Muslim man hostage and embarks on a dangerous game of hide and seek with the truth. Tormented by grief and haunted by a terrible secret, will she ever let him go? Regret and loss collide with fear and paranoia in a distorted reality fed by 24 hour global news, blogs and chat rooms.

‘A compelling and engaging production of this poignantly profound and insightful piece’ WhatsOnStage on Kali’s production of Mustafa by Naylah Ahmed

Tue 16 > Sat 20 May The Drum book online theatreroyal.com

This powerful play for our times asks, who is the real enemy at our gates? Kali Theatre produces thought-provoking, contemporary writing by South Asian women which reflects and comments on our lives today. Kali’s productions have received rave reviews, enjoyed sell-out performances and inspired audiences throughout the UK and beyond.

Tue - Sat 7.45pm £15 • Post Show Q&A Wed 17 May

H Concessions only £11 Run Time 2hrs (approx) • Recommended for ages 15+

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Ontroerend Goed in co-production with Arts Centre Vooruit Ghent, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Richard Jordan Productions

The Drum: theatre of now, up close and personal “The Drum continues to be a significant player in the creation of contemporary theatre” The Guardian

“It is the Drum, programmed by Artistic Director Simon Stokes Take your seats. Place your bets. Play the game. that particularly makes Plymouth Money. It’s all about money. counts as one of the premier Imagine you are super rich, part of the elite 1% who pull the strings at the very heart of the global economic system. Ontroerendfor Goed, the company that brought you Fight Night and A homes new writing” History of Everything invite you, for one night, to sit at the table and play the system from within. Mark The Stage Bring some cash, because tonight youShenton, call the shots. Your decisions shape the course we’re all about to take. And who knows? You might make the world a fairer, better and more responsible place. Because you’ll do things differently, for sure. Lies is the latest interactive show from the internationally acclaimed Ontroerend Goed and marks our tenth co-production with them, one of the most dynamic, innovative and exciting theatre companies in the world.

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“The best way to rob a bank is to own one” William Crawford, Commissioner of the California Department of Savings and Loans

Wed 07 > Sat 24 Jun Previews Wed 07 > Sat 10 Jun

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Wed - Sat 7.45pm £15 Previews £13 • Post Show Q&A Weds 14 & 21 Jun

H Concessions only £11 Run Time tbc • Recommended for ages tbc 7


Why Not Theatre and Richard Jordan Productions present

“frank, funny and touchingly direct”

“unapologetically heart-warming”

Time Out London

The New York Times

The Drum: theatre of A Brimful of Asha now, up close and personal Written and performed by Ravi Jain and Asha Jain Directed by Ravi Jain

Ravi’s trip to India couldn’t be more perfect. Until his parents begin introducing potential brides.

In this hilarious show from the director of Complicite’s Like Mother, Like Daughter (HHHH ‘Compelling’ The Guardian), real life mother and son Asha and Ravi Jain share the stage to tell this true story of generational culture clash.

“The Drum continues to be a significant player in the creation of contemporary theatre” A Brimful of Asha returns to the UK prior to New York, following a world tour, which has included sell-out runs in theatres across North America.

The Guardian

“It is the Drum, programmed by Artistic Director Simon Stokes that particularly makes Plymouth counts as one of the premier homes for new writing” Mark Shenton, The Stage

Tue 23 > Sat 27 May 8

The Drum book online theatreroyal.com

Tue - Sat 7.45pm £15 • Post Show Q&A Wed 24 May

H Concessions only £11 Run Time 1hr 25mins (approx) • Recommended for ages 12+


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‘Theatre at its most imaginative.’ Daily Mail

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‘Captures the beating heart of the novel. And then some.’ Mail On Sunday

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‘Aflame with passion. A picture of exultant feminism.’ The Observer

Following a critically acclaimed season at the National Theatre, Jane Eyre will be coming to the Theatre Royal Plymouth in May 2017. This innovative re-imagining of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece is a collaboration between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic and is directed by Sally Cookson. The classic story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms. Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.

Photos of original company by Manuel Harlan

Mon 01 > Sat 06 May

Mon - Sat 7pm, Thu & Sat 2pm £10 (RV) - £32

The Lyric book online theatreroyal.com

Run Time 3hrs (approx)

H TRP Friends £20 tickets in top three price bands on 1st performance 9


THE MULTI AWARD-WINNING HIT MUSICAL WIN

BEST NNEERW MU OLIVIERSA ICAL WARD 2015

Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Sunny Afternoon is an irresistible musical with slick theatricality and ingenious storytelling at its heart. It tells the captivating tale of how one of Britain’s greatest bands, The Kinks, rose to stardom. Step into swinging 60s Britain and discover how The Kinks found their definitive sound that rocked a nation and influenced generations. Feel the euphoric highs and experience the power of a live Kinks performance as we witness the band’s beginnings, their barnstorming debut on Top of the Pops, their infamous American tour and their triumphant comeback. With music and lyrics by Ray Davies (Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music), a new book by Joe Penhall and direction by Edward Hall, Sunny Afternoon’s faultless musicianship and brilliant songs come together for a moving portrayal of The Kinks’ amazing journey during the youthful, rebellious 1960s. Book now!

Tue 09 > Sat 13 May 10

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★★★★★ The Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, Mail On Sunday, Sunday Express

‘A BELTER! FUNNY, STYLISH, QUIRKY – IT HAS EVERYTHING THE KINKS HAD’ Daily Mail

Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Wed, Thu & Sat 2.30pm £12 (RV) - £46.50

H TRP Friends get £10 off top three price bands on 1st performance Run Time 2hrs 45mins (approx) • Recommended for ages 12+


“A winner. The puppetry is exquisite, the magic really hits you.”

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“Remarkable by its inventive, evocative staging.”

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Tue 16 > Sat 20 May The Lyric book online theatreroyal.com

For Lilly, going to Indonesia isn’t just another holiday with mum. It’s a new start, and the chance to ride an elephant called Oona. But then the tsunami hit – and Oona charges into the jungle, with her young rider desperately clinging on. Directed by Timothy Sheader and Dale Rooks with puppetry design and direction by Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié, both previous Associate Puppetry Directors on War Horse, this epic and spectacular production tells an emotional and moving story of love, loss, loyalty and living for the moment.

Tue - Sat 7pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm £10 (RV) - £23

H Family ticket offers available Run Time 1hr 30mins (approx) • Recommended for ages 6+

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Grand Finale

Choreography and Music by Hofesh Shechter No stranger to Plymouth audiences, internationallyacclaimed choreographer Hofesh Shechter returns to Theatre Royal Plymouth this season with an explosive new creation.  

“The mighty contemporary choreographer a combination of dance-maker and rock-star, but with film-director sensibilities.” The Times

In this new full-length evening, Shechter makes a return to live music, in a score which he composes for a group of spirited and eclectic instrumentalists who play on stage alongside his tribe of world class dancers. Shechter’s world explores the clash of juicy sentimentalism with the harshness and roughness of a life where the body is an agent of conflict.  Intricate choreographic patterns and a rich musical score come together in a heady mix of power and emotion to tell a surreal, impossible tale about the human spirit.  An exciting opportunity to see brand new work by Hofesh Shechter at one of just two previews ahead of the World Premiere in Paris.  

Produced by Hofesh Shechter Company and commissioned by Georgia Rosengarten. Our Commissioning Venue Partners are Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Théâtre de la Ville-Paris / La Villette-Paris and Brighton Dome and Festival. Co-commissioned by Colours International Dance Festival Stuttgart, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Romaeuropa Festival, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Marche Teatro / Inteatro Festival together with Danse Danse Montréal, Hellerau-European Center for the Arts Dresden, Dansens Hus Oslo, Athens and Epidaurus Festival, HOME Manchester and Scène Nationale d’Albi. Grand Finale is generously supported by the International Music and Arts Foundation.

Thu 01 & Fri 02 Jun 12

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Thu & Fri 7.30pm Preview Performances £11 (RV) - £20

H TRP Friends get £5 off top two price bands on all performances Run Time tbc


THE UK’S NO.1 BEST-SELLING AUTHOR BRINGS HIS THRILLING HIT STAGE PLAY TO PLYMOUTH

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‘A FINE CAST HAD THE AUDIENCE ON THE EDGE OF THEIR SEATS’ Latest 7

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‘GRIPPING. PURE ESCAPIST ENTERTAINMENT. THE AUDIENCE WERE RIVETED FROM BEGINNING TO END.’ Surrey Advertiser

BILL WARD as DS ROY GRACE

LAURA WHITMORE and

as CLEO MOREY

STEPHEN BILLINGTON in

Following the huge sell-out success of The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple, the thrilling work of multimillion selling author Peter James returns to the stage with the world premiere production of Not Dead Enough. Starring West End, award winning actor Bill Ward, famous for his roles in Emmerdale and Coronation Street, as DS Roy Grace; Laura Whitmore, one of the stars of 2016’s Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1; and Stephen Billington, best known for roles on Hollyoaks and Coronation Street, Not Dead Enough has been playing to sell-out houses around the UK and receiving great reviews! On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed. At least that’s what he claims. But as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace continues to deal with the mysterious disappearance of his own wife, he starts to dig a little deeper into the chilling murder case and it soon becomes clear that love can be a dangerous thing…

Mon 05 > Sat 10 Jun The Lyric book online theatreroyal.com

Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm £12 (RV) - £31

H TRP Friends get £8 off top two price bands on 1st performance Run Time 2hrs 20mins (approx)

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A Theatre Royal Plymouth event

Funky Llama Festival is back this summer, bursting onto Plymouth Hoe with an exciting mix of bands, DJs and dance and drama artists from across the UK. The Funky Llama Festival is a totally inclusive event that is programmed by our differently abled Driving Force steering group. Throughout the day there is lots of fun for the whole family to enjoy including storytelling, inclusive drama, dance and yoga workshops, arts and crafts, a fully licensed bar, delicious food stalls and a chill out tent. The party continues as the sun goes down with bands, cabaret acts and our Soundscape rave tent. It promises to be funkier than ever, one not to be missed! Funky Llama challenges stereotypes and celebrates the creative talents of adults with different abilities. It involves large-scale, inclusive performing arts and social events as well as increasing the amount of arts opportunities available throughout the region.

Sat 10 Jun 14

For tickets call 01752 267222 or book online at theatreroyal.com/festival

Full day from 12pm - 10.30pm Tickets £10, Under 18s £5, Under 5s free After 6pm Tickets £5 Enablers go free when accompanying a paid ticket holder Fully accessible event - hoist facilities available


A NUFFIELD SOUTHAMPTON THEATRES AND CURVE PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH LYRIC HAMMERSMITH

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“A WHISKERLICKING TREAT” THE TIMES

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“GREAT FUN” MAIL ON SUNDAY

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“FANTASTIC” THE OBSERVER

ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY SAM HOLCROFT

Boggis, Bunce and Bean, three greedy, smelly, horrid farmers hate the cunning Mr Fox. Mr Fox is smart, clever and rather fantastic, but he doesn’t realise how determined the farmers are to get revenge. Can he hatch a plan to save his family and friends? Can they outrun the diggers and outsmart the farmers? And can Rabbit shut up long enough not to give the game away? Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox is family fun at its finest. A juicy tale of greed, pride and the power of friendship, this flagship production for the Roald Dahl centenary celebrations promises a dahlicious theatrical feast with live music and songs and gloriumptious designs. A wondercrump treat for the whole family!

Tue 13 > Sat 17 Jun The Lyric book online theatreroyal.com

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“FULL OF GUSTO AND GLEE” INDEPENDENT

Tue - Sat 7pm, Wed 10.30am, Thu & Sat 1.30pm £10 (RV) - £22

H Family ticket offers available Run Time 2hrs 5mins (approx) • Recommended for ages 5+

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Now in its 28th amazing year, the sensational multi-award winning West End show returns to the Theatre Royal Plymouth. Forget feel good, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story is FEEL GREAT! Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a cast of phenomenally talented actors and musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his meteoric rise to fame to his final legendary performance at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. Featuring two terrific hours of the greatest songs ever written, including Oh Boy, That’ll Be The Day, Rave On, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, Everyday, Johnny B. Goode, Raining In My Heart, Shout and many many more, this show is just Peggy Sue-perb!

Mon 19 > Sat 24 Jun 16

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Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm £12 (RV) - £34.50

H TRP Friends get £8 off top three price bands on 1st performance Run Time 2hrs 20mins (approx) • Recommended for all ages


‘A beautiful, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life.’

BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING NOVEL BY

MARK HADDON

The National Theatre’s internationally acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to Plymouth in June 2017. Winner of 7 Olivier Awards and 5 Tony Awards including ‘Best Play’, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time  brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award winning playwright  Simon Stephens and directed by Olivier and Tony Award winning director Marianne Elliott. Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When he falls under the suspicion of killing Mrs Shears’ dog, it takes him on a journey that upturns his world.

Mon 26 Jun > Sat 01 Jul The Lyric book online theatreroyal.com

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Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm £13 (RV) - £33

H TRP Friends get £20 tickets on top three price bands on 1st perf Run Time 2hrs 20mins (approx) • Recommended for ages 11+

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Photos of the 2017 UK & Ireland Tour cast by Brinkhoff/Mögenburg

A NEW PLAY BY

SIMON STEPHENS

Photo of Luke Treadaway by Hugo Glendinning

Evening Standard


A Theatre Royal Plymouth People’s Company Production

By Howard

Barker

Someone’s got to speak for dead men, not pain and pity, but abhorrence, fundamental and unqualified, blood down the paintbrush, madness in the gums. Galactia, one of the most talented and renowned painters of her generation, is commissioned by the Venetian State to create a mural celebrating their naval victory over the Ottoman Empire. But, determined to present the brutality and suffering of conflict in her painting, she finds herself at direct odds with the wishes of the State. Resolute in her choice, she risks losing everything for the sake of artistic integrity. Scenes from an Execution is a darkly humorous and provocative play that asks fundamental questions about the role of an artist, the State and the obligation of both to reflect the truth. 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 29 Jun > Sat 01 Jul 18

The Drum book online theatreroyal.com

Thu - Sat 7.45pm £9 • Post Show Q&A Fri 30 Jun

H Concessions only £5 Run Time tbc • Recommended for ages 14+


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 Boringdon Primary School Beechwood Primary Academy College Road Primary School Prince Rock Primary School Sir Robert Geffery’s Primary School Ugborough and Ermington Primary Schools Theatre Royal Plymouth Young Company

The Plays Animals by Atiha Sen Gupta Cross Words by Paul Birch The Genius by Phil Porter Molly of the Midfield by Jane Thornton

Playhouse is a national project that also runs at Birmingham Rep Theatre, Polka Theatre in London and York Theatre Royal. Playhouse in Plymouth is supported by Bond Dickinson, Creative Learning Sponsor

Wed 05 > Sat 08 Jul

Wed - Sat 7pm £6 For details and access info see website

The Drum

Run Time various • Recommended for all ages

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Alexandra Burke is not scheduled to perform at matinees. The role of Deloris will be played by Joanna Francis at these performances.


This all new critically acclaimed production of the Broadway and West End smash hit musical comedy starring Alexandra Burke (The X Factor, The Bodyguard) is coming to Plymouth! Directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, Sister Act is the feel-amazing show based on the movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith. Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Enchanted), dazzling dance routines and songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco, Sister Act is the funniest and funkiest musical around. Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found - a convent! Standing ovations and rave reviews! Don’t miss the chance to see this fabulous show.

Mon 03 > Sat 15 Jul The Lyric book online theatreroyal.com

Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Wed & Sat 2.30pm £16 (RV) - £48

H TRP Friends get £8 off top three price bands on 1st performance Run Time 2hrs 20mins (approx) • Recommended for ages 12+

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From the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories comes the world premiere of this amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling author for children.

Photo by Andy Gotts MBE

“The brilliant Birmingham Stage Company have produced a terrific show! It’s superb! And so much better than the book!” David Walliams

Wed 19 > Sun 23 Jul 22

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Wed 1.30pm & 7pm, Thu 10.30am, 1.30pm & 7pm, Fri 10.30am & 7pm, Sat 10.30am & 2.30pm, Sun 11am £12.50 (RV) - £24

H Family ticket offers available Run Time 2hrs 20mins (approx) • Recommended for ages 5+

Illustrations © Tony Ross, 2011. Cover lettering of author’s name ©Quentin Blake, 2010

It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing - staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure - it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret - and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!


WINNER WHATSONSTAGE AWARD 2014

WINNER OLIVIER AWARD 2015

WINNER BROADWAY WORLD UK AWARD 2015

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‘I FEARED I WAS GOING TO HYPERVENTILATE’ Daily Mail

Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off in this multi-award winning West End smash hit comedy. The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue! Hailed “a gut-busting hit” by the New York Times, Mischief Theatre’s sell-out West End comedy has won a host of celebrity endorsements from the likes of Joanna Lumley “We laughed until the tears ran down our faces, it has to be seen” to Ant & Dec “The funniest show we’ve seen! If you can get a ticket, go!”

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‘GENUINELY HILARIOUS.

BOY, DOES IT HIT THE FUNNY BONE’ Daily Telegraph

Mon 24 > Sat 29 Jul The Lyric book online theatreroyal.com

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Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm £10 (RV) - £32.50

H TRP Friends get £10 off top three price bands on 1st performance Run Time 2hrs 5mins (approx) • Recommended for ages 8+

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Hot on the heels of a record breaking, critically acclaimed West End run this ‘utterly irresistible’ (The Sunday Times) new production of Funny Girl starring Natasha J Barnes as Fanny Brice and Darius Campbell who reprises his West End role as Nick Arnstein. Funny Girl brought global fame to Barbra Streisand 50 years ago, boasting some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including People and Don’t Rain On My Parade. Half a century later, this ‘exhilarating embrace of a production’ (The Independent) comes to Plymouth after wowing critics

and audiences alike in London’s West End. This iconic musical tells the story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star. Don’t miss your chance to see this ‘phenomenal’ (The Telegraph) production at the Theatre Royal Plymouth for one week only in August.

The producers of Funny Girl cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

Tue 01 > Sat 05 Aug 24

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Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Wed, Thu & Sat 2.30pm £15 (RV) - £48.50

H TRP Friends get £10 off top three price bands on Tue & Wed eves Run Time 2hrs 40 mins (approx) • Recommended for ages 12+


It’s 1985. Hair is huge, greed is good... Rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart (Jon Robyns: Avenue Q, Legally Blonde) is dumped by his fiancée and left considering a career on Wall Street with bad boy Glenn (Ray Quinn: X Factor, Dancing On Ice). Can sweet natured Julia (Cassie Compton: X Factor), her best friend Hollie (Roxanne Pallett: Emmerdale, Waterloo Road) and Grandma Rosie (Ruth Madoc: Hi-De-Hi!, Little Britain) get Robbie back into the groove and follow his dreams? Join the party of the year at this hilarious musical based on the smash hit Adam Sandler film. Music by Matthew Sklar | Book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy Lyrics by Chad Beguelin Based upon the New Line Cinema film Written by Tim Herlihy Performances by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd.

Tue 08 > Sat 12 Aug The Lyric book online theatreroyal.com

Tue - Thu & Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8.30pm £18 (RV) - £43.50

H TRP Friends get £10 off top three price bands on 1st performance Run Time 2hrs 35mins (approx) • Recommended for ages 12+

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Thu 17 > Sat 26 Aug 26

The Lyric book online theatreroyal.com

Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm, no mat Thu 17 £12 (RV) - £45

H TRP Friends get £10 off top three price bands on 1st performance Run Time 2hrs 20 mins (approx) • Recommended for all ages


High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, the acclaimed Watermill Theatre production of Crazy for You is the ultimate feel-good musical starring Tom Chambers (Top Hat and winner of Strictly Come Dancing) featuring a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers’ songbook. The multi-award winning, romantic comedy, filled with great dance numbers, charts the troubled love story of Bobby, son of a wealthy New York banking family and frustrated Broadway hoofer, and Polly, daughter of the proprietor of a failing theatre in Deadrock, Nevada. Sent to close the theatre down, Bobby falls for Polly and, in the guise of a Hungarian impresario, decides to save the theatre by putting on a show. Mistaken identities, heartbreak, happiness and a wealth of memorable tunes, including I Got Rhythm, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It and Embraceable You all feature in this exhilarating celebration of the great Broadway musicals.

book online theatreroyal.com

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A Theatre Royal Plymouth Young Company Production

The The The Blue Blue BlueRoad Road Road BY LAURA

LOMAS

I REMEMBER THE DARKNESS I REMEMBER THE SILENCE I REMEMBER THE WATER RISING

The forest. The wake of an unnamed crisis. A group of young people work to make sense of what happened, what it means, and what they will do now. The Blue Road is an exciting new play by acclaimed writer Laura Lomas exploring memory, loss, living in the aftermath and our capacity to begin again. Commissioned by Dundee Rep, Derby Theatre, Royal & Derngate and Theatre Royal Plymouth; an inspiring project which will see this brand new play premiere in four venues across the UK. 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

Wed 23 > Sat 26 Aug 28

The Drum book online theatreroyal.com

Wed - Sat 7.45pm £9 • Post Show Q&A Thu 24 Aug

H Concessions only £5 Run Time tbc • Recommended for ages 12+


Tom O’Connell Productions, Limelight Productions and Polka Theatre present

Meet the lovable Babe in a heart-warming tale of friendship, adventure and bravery. When Babe arrives at Hogget’s Farm he is taken in by the trusty sheepdog Fly and discovers a talent for herding. With the help of his adopted Mum, our polite piglet soon wins over the most suspicious of sheep. But can a small pig make it in a dog’s world, and when his farmyard friends are in trouble can Babe save the day?

Join us for an enchanting family favourite, as the classic novel which inspired the Oscar winning film, is brought to life by a cast of West End performers in a show brimming with laughter, thrills, stunning puppetry and original live music. Amazing puppetry by the teams behind War Horse and Cirque Du Soleil, adapted by Olivier Award winner David Wood (Goodnight Mister Tom, James and the Giant Peach, The BFG), Babe follows the incredible story of one piglet’s rise to become the world famous Sheep-Pig.

“The excellence of the puppetry skills… has to be seen to be fully appreciated” The Reviews Hub

Thu 31 Aug > Sat 02 Sep The Lyric book online theatreroyal.com

Thu - Sat 6pm, Fri & Sat 2pm, Sat 11am £10 (RV) - £16

H Family ticket offers available Run Time 1hr 40mins (approx) • Recommended for ages 5+

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SIMON FRIEND AND KENNY WAX FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT A NEW VIC THEATRE PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH ROYAL EXCHANGE THEATRE, MANCHESTER

‘A magnificently preposterous romp’ The Independent

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Designed by Bob King Creative. Photography by Steve Tanner.

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The mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. Join Fogg and his loyal valet, Passepartout, as they voyage from the misty alleys of Victorian London to the exotic subcontinent and the Wild West in a race against the clock. A hugely talented cast of eight play over 125 characters in this imaginative, high-spirited escapade including six trains, five boats, four fights, three dances, two circus acts and an elephant!

Tue 12 > Sat 16 Sep 30

The Lyric book online theatreroyal.com

Tue - Sat 7pm, Thu & Sat 2pm £9 (RV) - £27.50

H Tue performance only tickets £8 - £16.50 Run Time 2hrs 30 mins (approx)


Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, the Olivier and Tony Award winning West End show is coming to Plymouth as part of its first ever UK tour! ‘The audience loves Beautiful’ (Daily Mail) and critics agree! Called ‘slick and beautifully played’ (The Times), the ‘amazing story of the songwriting talents of Carole King told through laughter and tears’ (BBC Radio 2), critics are celebrating this ‘tapestry of greatest hits’ (The Guardian). Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation, with countless classics such as (You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman, Take Good Care of my Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, So Far Away, It Might As Well Rain Until September, Up on the Roof and Locomotion.

Tue 19 > Sat 23 Sep The Lyric book online theatreroyal.com

Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Wed, Thu & Sat 2.30pm £15 (RV) - £ 47.50

H TRP Friends get £10 off top three price bands on 1st performance Run Time 2hrs 25 mins (approx) • Recommended for all ages

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HHHHH ‘A triumph.’ Mail on Sunday

by Henrik Ibsen in a new version by Patrick Marber

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free… Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, this modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece Hedda Gabler opens its national tour here in Plymouth. This vital new version by Olivier Award winning playwright Patrick Marber (Closer, Three Days in the Country) is directed by Olivier and Tony Award winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge), who made his National Theatre debut with this acclaimed new production.

Mon 02 > Sat 07 Oct 32

The Lyric book online theatreroyal.com

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‘A Hedda unlike any I have seen. Devastating.’ What’s On Stage

Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm £10 (RV) - £32

H TRP Friends get £10 off top three price bands on 1st performance Run Time 2hrs 40 mins (approx) • Recommended for ages 12+


Toast presents

The Lab:

experimental, exploratory &

Plymouth Fringe Festival returns this May half-term for another week-long celebration of theatre and live performance. The third 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.

exciting

new theatre Pages 33 - 35

Plymouth Fringe Festival is curated by Toast in partnership with Theatre Royal Plymouth, Barbican Theatre and Peninsula Arts.

Mon 29 May > Sat 03 Jun More information and tickets on sale at plymouthfringe.com

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the narwhal/ensemble present

Knaïve Theatre present

BIN LADEN: THE ONE MAN SHOW

the narwhal/ensemble present a new show This year’s Lab Company, the narwhal/ensemble, present a brand-new show. The Lab Company is Theatre Royal Plymouth’s premier training and development program for early career artists living and working in the region. This exciting new show marks the culmination of a year-long residency spent at the theatre.

The world’s most notorious terrorist tells his story in this remarkable, provocative and multiaward winning one-man show. This incendiary, intelligent debut from Knaïve Theatre provides a fresh perspective, creating a space for debate and dialogue.

Critic’s Pick: Hollywood Fringe 2016 Outstanding Actor: San Diego Fringe 2016 Broadway Bobby Award: Edinburgh Fringe 2013

Wed 12 > Sat 15 Jul

Thu 20 > Sat 22 Jul

Wed - Sat 8pm £7.50

Thu - Sat 8pm £7.50

H See all four Lab shows for £25

H See all four Lab shows for £25 Run Time 1hr (approx) • Recommended for ages 12+

Run Time tbc • Recommended for ages tbc


Ingenious Purpose present

Kopfkino present

Groomed Written/performed by Patrick Sandford Directed by Nancy Meckler (RSC, NT) Music by Simon Slater (RSC, NT)

Brighton Festival Fringe 2016 Winner of 3 Awards including Outstanding Theatre and Best of the Festival. How can a Truth be told? How can a Secret be spoken? A betrayed schoolboy, a Japanese soldier, and the inventor of the saxophone. Three gripping narratives show how a story can save your life. Bold, provocative, theatrical; not for a moment depressing. Audiences are spellbound.

THE BEARPIT The night is young. The world is ending. The relationship is exploding.

“With exemplary honesty Patrick Sandford sheds much needed light on some dark places.” Michael Billington, The Guardian HHHH

The Bearpit is about love, destruction and the insanity of attacking those around you. It explores our need for power and control in a world where it is easier to destroy the one you most love than be honest with them.

“One of the most moving pieces I have ever seen. I left the theatre educated and entertained, the rarest combination.” Sandi Toksvig

Weaving movement, original music and text into a two-person show, Kopfkino’s debut piece interrogates what we tell ourselves to be true versus the reality raging beneath the surface.

Mon 24 > Wed 26 Jul

Thu 27 > Sat 29 Jul

Mon - Wed 8pm £7.50

Thu - Sat 8pm £7.50

H See all four Lab shows for £25

H See all four Lab shows for £25 Run Time 1hr (approx) • Recommended for ages 14+

Run Time 50mins (approx) • For ages tbc


“BRIAN CONLEY IS A LEGEND OF STAGE AND SCREEN.” The Daily Express

The multi-talented and irrepressible Brian Conley returns to the stage in this all-new show. Brian will perform brand-new comedy, sketches and songs, alongside some of his best-known and loved retrospective material from the screen and onstage.

Sun 07 May

ONE NIGHT ONLY

Sat 03 Jun

ONE NIGHT ONLY

Sun 7.30pm £17 (RV) - £28

Sat 7.30pm £12 (RV) - £22.50

H TRP Friends £4 off top three price bands Run Time 3hr 20mins (approx)

H No concessions available Run Time tbc

Count Arthur Strong brings you…

The Sound of Mucus Using stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember. Uniquely recreating the salient and poignant moments for your enjoyment. Plus something else. Don’t miss this amazing event.

Sun 04 Jun “Just gets funnier and funnier” The Guardian

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ONE NIGHT ONLY

Sun 7.30pm £15 (RV) - £24

H No concessions available Run Time tbc • Recommended for ages 14+


The Theatre Royal Plymouth is proud to support these local amateur companies

WCP Theatre Company present

The Tamaritans Theatre Company present

L. Frank Baum’s

Quartet

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

By Ronald Harwood Directed by Niall Clinton

Adapted and Directed by Gareth Roberts The year is 1900, 39 years before MGM’s classic musical; 103 years before Wicked and L. Frank Baum is introducing his novel to the public for the first time.

These former opera singers in a retirement home want to re-create their past glories.

Join him and his beloved characters; Dorothy, Toto, Lion, Scarecrow and Tin Man as they journey along the yellow brick road in search of wonderful wizards, wicked witches and the way home. Based on the original literary classic, WCP present a fun filled, refreshing and unforgettable theatrical experience for all the family.

Their bodies may be fading but their spirits endure.

Tue 11 > Sat 15 Jul

Tue 18 > Sat 22 Jul

Tue - Sat 7pm, Sat 2pm £12 - £15

Tue - Sat 7.45pm, Sat 2.45pm £10.50 - £15

Concessions only £13

Concessions only £13

Run Time tbc • Recommended for ages tbc

Run Time tbc • Recommended for ages tbc

They will make you laugh and sigh and maybe cry a little.

Now a major motion picture.

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Presented by Theatre Royal Plymouth in association with Thelma Holt, Saitama Arts Foundation and HoriPro Inc Co-produced by The Japan Foundation

NINAGAWA Macbeth By William Shakespeare Translated by Yushi Odashima Directed by Yukio Ninagawa

NINAGAWA Macbeth was first seen in the UK at the Edinburgh International Festival in 1985 and subsequently as part of International 87 at the National Theatre in London. “In my whole theatregoing lifetime I have never seen a production as achingly beautiful as Yukio Ninagawa’s Macbeth” Michael Billington, The Guardian The production came to be recognised as an epoch-making piece and Ninagawa himself as a world-class director. It was revived, exactly as it had been originally staged, in Japan in 2015 and now returns to the UK for this brief visit. The celebrated leading actor Masachika Ichimura plays the title role and he is joined by Yuko Tanaka as Lady Macbeth. Ninagawa always relished bringing his work to Plymouth, and it is fitting that these final performances of this iconic production should be seen here. (Performed in Japanese with English surtitles) Theatre Royal Plymouth gratefully acknowledges the support of The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation

A GLANCE AHEAD

Step onto our magic carpet and soar into the fantastical world of David Bintley’s Aladdin. The classic story of Aladdin and his adventures with a magic lamp is brought to life in this glittering production, featuring lavish sets and costumes, stunning special effects and beautiful choreography. Anything is possible when the Djinn of the Lamp appears – you could even become a prince overnight! Aladdin is a dazzling spectacle the whole family will enjoy.

A GLANCE AHEAD

Wed 25 > Sat 28 Oct

Fri 13 & Sat 14 Oct

Wed - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm £10 - £39

Fri & Sat 7.30pm £14 (RV) - £25

Class on Stage, Sat 11.15am £6 - £10

H TRP Friends get half-price tickets!

H For discounts and concessions see website Run Time 1hr 20mins (approx) • For ages 5+

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Run Time 3hrs (approx) • For ages 14+

First Steps, Fri 1pm £6 - £12.50


Extraordinary opera returns for one week only. Take your seat for Glyndebourne Tour 2017 where age-old plotting and scheming prevails, from Mozart and Rossini right up to the present day in Brett Dean’s new Hamlet.

Hamlet Elf the Musical is back in Plymouth for one week only following a smash hit, sell-out run in the West End. Follow the tale of Buddy, an orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Unaware he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Brett Dean Fri 7.15pm Tormented by his father’s death, Hamlet’s vengeance is thwarted by his introspection in this new opera based on Shakespeare’s bestknown tragedy. With a libretto by Matthew Jocelyn.

Così fan Tutte Mozart Tue 7.15pm, Schools performance Thu 2pm A cheeky double dare results in false pretences and true love in Mozart’s dark comedy. Il barbiere di Siviglia

Rossini Wed & Sat 7.15pm The battle of the sexes becomes a battle of wits in Rossini’s most popular comedy.

The Glyndebourne Tour is supported by Arts Council England.

A GLANCE AHEAD

A GLANCE AHEAD

Sat 11 > Sat 18 Nov

Tue 28 Nov > Sat 02 Dec

Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm £16 (RV) - £52.50

Tue - Sat £15 - £52.50

H TRP Friends get £10 off top three price bands on Mon Run Time 2hrs 15 mins (approx) • For ages 5+

H Half price tickets for Under 16s, Students and TRP Young Company

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Living in their tiny shed amongst the garden tools, Mr and Mrs Chickweed’s prize-winning vegetables have taken over everything! Before they retire, they can’t resist planting one last seed… But no one knew that a vegetable could grow bigger than the cat, the dog and you and me put together. It’s gigantic! Its roots are under the house and its taking over. Help us pull together to get this turnip out of the ground before it takes over the planet! Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company return with unswerving energy, live music and eccentric puppetry in this re-potted version of the famous children’s story.   “Puppetry, live music and good old-fashioned charm sprout up left, right and centre”  The Stage 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. 

A GLANCE AHEAD

Tue 28 Nov > Sat 13 Jan 2018 Morning and afternoon perfs daily, see our website for all dates. Peak £13, Non-Peak £12, Concs £8 - £10 Relaxed Perf: Sat 06 Jan 3pm

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Run Time tbc • Recommended for ages 3+

Your favourite festive film is now a major new musical adapted for the stage by Debbie Isitt, the creator of the much-loved films. Every child in every school has one Christmas wish, to star in a Nativity, and at St Bernadette’s School they’ve decided to mount a musical version! Join teacher Mr Maddens and his crazy assistant Mr Poppy as they struggle with hilarious children, unruly animals and a whole lot of sparkle and shine to make everyone’s Christmas wish come true. Featuring all of your favourite songs from the films, Nativity! The Musical is the perfect feelgood comedy for all the family.

A GLANCE AHEAD

Wed 06 > Sun 10 Dec

Wed - Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm, Sun 1pm & 5pm £16 (RV) - £48

H TRP Friends get £10 off top three price bands on first performance Run Time tbc • Recommended for all ages


Look out for our Christmas show in

The Drum.

Take a fairy tale flight to Neverland this Christmas in the swashbuckling family adventure Peter Pan. Join our high-flying hero as he transports the Darlings on an adventure they will never forget full of evil pirates, a very hungry crocodile and the meanest man in Neverland, Captain Hook! With amazing flying effects, barrels of laughter, magic and fairy dust, join Peter and the lost boys as they set sail on the ultimate pirate pantomime adventure!

It’s a madcap alternative to the pantomime: a suitably festive and usually bonkers fun night out! Keep an eye on social media for more info.

A GLANCE AHEAD

Fri 15 Dec > Sat 13 Jan 2018

For dates and all prices visit website £13.50 - £36.50 Relaxed Perf: Wed 10 Jan 12.30pm £10 For discounts, concessions and access info see website Run Time tbc • Recommended for ages 3+

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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

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Memberships are just £6 per year

theatreroyal.com/takepart


Summer Academy 2017 These intensive week-long Theatre Academies give you the chance to develop your skills with professional theatre-makers in a fun and exciting week of activities!

Musical Theatre Academy

Family Workshops

Exploring a range of musicals, learn essential vocal and acting techniques and how to put movement with song before performing a showcase at the end of the week. Age: 11-16 yrs Cost: £120 Venue: Production and Learning Centre, TR2

Family friendly workshops filled with lots of movement, rhyme, storytelling and fun to inspire. Age: 3-7 yrs Cost: £8 per child, adults free! Venue: The Lab - Theatre Royal Plymouth

Mon 21 > Fri 25 Aug

Play in a Week

Mon 14 > Fri 18 Aug Devise your own original piece of theatre to perform at the end of the week. Age: 7-10 yrs Cost: £100 Venue: Production and Learning Centre, TR2

Tue 01, Thu 03, Wed 09, Fri 11, Wed 16, Tue 22 Aug

To book your place please call 01752 267222 Visit our website for further information on this and other Creative Learning activities theatreroyal.com/getinvolved All workshops are subject to a minimum of 10 participants.

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The perfect stage for your business Theatre Royal Plymouth is a thriving catalyst for the local community, bringing entertainment, education and inspiration to the many groups and individuals that we engage with. As a charity, we rely on the support of businesses like yours to help us develop our education programme and our outreach work with some of the most vulnerable members of the community. We extend our warmest thanks to our corporate members and sponsors for all their support in making this happen. In return, we offer a range of exciting and exclusive benefits, along with some great networking and marketing opportunities. Would you like to play your part and join some of the region’s finest businesses in helping to make a difference, at the same time raising your company’s profile and providing great opportunities for your clients and staff? To find out more about how you can get involved, call us on 01752 230382 or email development@theatreroyal.com Registered charity number: 284545

We gratefully acknowledge funding from Sponsors and Platinum members

Creative Learning Sponsor

Gold members Atwell Martin • Bidvest Foodservice • Browne Jacobson LLP • Devonport Royal Dockyard Employee Trust • Foot Anstey LLP • GA Solicitors Hindhead Property • Kier Construction • Kitsons Solicitors • Langage Farm Noakes Habermehl & Kerr Opticians • Parkhurst Hill and Thomas Westcott • Plymouth Gin Plymouth University • Polhawn Fort Weddings • RH Partners • Vospers Motor House

theatreroyal.com/corporate-support


Friends

Ambassadors

We’re good to our friends!

We would like to thank our Ambassadors for their valuable support of our work with schools, young people and communities in Plymouth. You help us to entertain and inspire audiences and future generations through theatre.

Become a Friend of TRP and you’ll receive: • Generous discounts on tickets with priority booking • Advance copies of our brochures and email notifications of when shows go on sale • Exclusive restaurant offers and invitations to special events All for just £44 per year theatreroyal.com/friends

Join as an Ambassador and you will be part of a network of like-minded individuals who care deeply about the Arts and want to play their part in their local theatre. The support of our Ambassadors really matters; to find out more contact us on 01752 230382 or email development@theatreroyal.com

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General Information Your Visit

The Gallery

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.

Robert Manners’ exhibition continues until 10th June in the Gallery on the first floor. A selection of prints by artists from Drawn to the Valley, an artist-led initiative formed over a decade ago by professional artists and craftspeople living in the Tamar Valley area, begins on 20th June.

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.

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. We also have large print and audio brochures available, if you would like to request one of these contact the Box Office on 01752 267222. 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 details.

Onstage Tours Adapted backstage tours are available on request and are ideal for patrons who are wheelchair users or have a visual impairment. Contact House Management on 01752 230371 for more details.

Contact Us Box Office: 01752 267222 Online at: www.theatreroyal.com Email: info@theatreroyal.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

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Gift Vouchers Gift vouchers are a great gift for your theatreloving friends and family, for a truly unforgettable experience. Available to purchase online or via the Box Office, gift vouchers can be used against: • Tickets for productions • Memberships • Dining in our restaurant • Interval drinks purchased online • VIP Packages • Tours • People’s Company and Young Company Workshops

Backstage Tours Step behind the curtain and see what goes on behind the scenes at the Theatre Royal Plymouth or our Production and Learning Centre at TR2. Glimpse inside dressing rooms, peer out from the wings, discover the workshops, orchestra pit and trap-rooms and tread the boards on our stages! Why not make your visit even more special and enjoy a cream or afternoon tea? See our website or call the Box Office for more information.


Booking Information Box Office

Priority Booking

Book online: www.theatreroyal.com

Become a Priority Booker and enjoy advanced booking before general release for just ÂŁ15 a year! theatreroyal.com/priority or call 01752 267222

In person bookings: Mon to Sat 10.30am - 8pm (6pm on non-performance days) Phone bookings: 01752 267222 Mon to Sat 10am - 7pm

Pricing and Concessions

Terms & Conditions

Please note the abbreviation (RV) on the show pages denotes seating with a restricted view.

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.

Concessions are available for Under 16s / Students / Over 60s / Young and People’s Company Members / Friends / Corporate Members / Disabled Patrons / Unwaged (Jobseekers Allowance and Income Support Recipients). We offer generous discounts for groups of 10+ and schools on a large selection of our performances. Contact group.sales@theatreroyal.com Theatre Royal Plymouth does not charge a booking fee. An additional 80p postage fee applies for tickets that are mailed to customers.

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Price bands may vary

Front cover image: NINAGAWA Macbeth

Concessions are available for most shows. Please visit the website for details.


The Restaurant at Theatre Royal Plymouth showcasing a modern international menu created by our in-house team of chefs

01752 267222 theatreroyal.com/restaurant

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