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Theatre Royal Plymouth

Theatre Royal Plymouth is the largest and best attended regional producing theatre in the UK and the leading promoter of theatre in the south west. There are two distinctive performance spaces, the Theatre Royal and the Drum Theatre, as well as TR2, their award-winning theatre production and education centre

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £1,178,579
  • 2013-2014: £1,205,686
  • 2014-2015: £1,237,034

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Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story

The sensational multi award winning West End show returns to where it all began an amazing 25 years ago, here at the Theatre Royal Plymouth. Mon 12 - Sat 17 May www.theatreroyal.com/buddy

Happy Days - The New Hit Musical

Monday 2nd to Saturday 7th June 2014 in The Lyric http://www.theatreroyal.com/happydays Happy Days are here again with the premiere of a brand new UK tour based on the hit TV series, featuring the unforgettable 'King of Cool' Arthur 'The Fonz' Fonzarelli. Join your favourite '50s family, the Cunninghams, and the rest of the gang -- Potsie, Ralph Malph, Joanie and Chachi as they battle to save their beloved diner Arnold's from demolition. In a race against time, can everyone's favourite hero 'The Fonz' save the day? Happy Days -- A New Musical is written by Garry Marshall, the legendary creator of the television series. The show features 21 original songs including the much-loved Happy Days theme song from the TV show. Starring popstar Heidi Range (Sugababes) as Pinky Tuscadero, Ben Freeman (Emmerdale) as The Fonz and Cheryl Baker (Buck's Fizz) as Mrs Cunningham, Happy Days -- A New Musical is a hilarious feel-good musical that's guaranteed to have you rockin' and rollin' all week long!

Wicked - Tue 20 Feb to Sat 14 Feb 2015

http://www.theatreroyal.com/wicked Winner of 90 international awards, Wicked has been casting its magical spell over audiences across the world for a decade and continues to break records at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is already the 15th longest-running West End musical of all time. In a brilliantly witty re-imagining of the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Packed with thrilling technical wizardry, stunning costumes and show-stopping songs (by Academy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz), Wicked is an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. Wicked is suitable for a general audience. As a guide to parents and guardians, it is recommended for ages 7+.

Propeller - A Midsummer Night's Dream

http://www.theatreroyal.com/dream Fresh, funny and beautifully lyrical, Propeller's multi award-winning production of A Midsummer Night's Dream returns to the Theatre Royal Plymouth. In Shakespeare's most magical play, love and illusion collide when two pairs of lovers become entangled in fairy mischief on the eve of a Royal Wedding. Dreams and reality become interchangeable and romantic chaos ensues. In Propeller's Dream, seeing really is believing! Edward Hall's all-male company will have you rolling in the aisles and leave you breathless with disbelief. Nobody does Shakespeare like Propeller! A Midsummer Night's Dream has to be seen to be believed. Propeller are with us from Wednesday 7th to Saturday 10th May with tickets ranging from £13.20 to £27.20 (inclusive of a 70p per ticket booking fee).

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Propeller - The Comedy of Errors

http://www.theatreroyal.com/comedy In Shakespeare's smartest and most farcical play, The Comedy of Errors, two sets of estranged twins, separated at birth, find themselves in the same city 25 years later with hilarious consequences. A series of mistaken identities, assumed personas, and wild mishaps bring a family crisis -- so complicated that time itself loses the plot -- into heart-warming focus. Fortunately the audience is always one step ahead... Edward Hall's all-male company will have you rolling in the aisles and leave you breathless with disbelief. Nobody does Shakespeare like Propeller! The Comedy of Errors has to be seen to be believed. Propeller are with us from Wednesday 7th to Saturday 10th May with tickets ranging from £13.20 to £27.20 (inclusive of a 70p per ticket booking fee).

MAD MAN - Chris Goode on casting Lucy Ellinson as the lead

Chris Goode speaks of his previous work with Lucy Ellinson and why he chose her to play the typically male lead. MAD MAN will be performed in The Drum from Thursday 20th March to Saturday 5th April. Book your tickets at http://www.theatreroyal.com/madman or phone the Box Office on 01752 267222.

MAD MAN - Chris Goode on his inspiration for MADMAN

MAD MAN will be performed in The Drum from Thursday 20th March to Saturday 5th April. Book your tickets at http://www.theatreroyal.com/madman or phone the Box Office on 01752 267222.

MAD MAN - Chris Goode on his adaptation of Gogol's Diary of a Madman

Chris Goode speaks passionately about his adaptation of Gogol's Diary of a Madman and its contemporary relevance. MAD MAN will be performed in The Drum from Thursday 20th March to Saturday 5th April. Book your tickets at http://www.theatreroyal.com/madman or phone the Box Office on 01752 267222.

MAD MAN - Chris Goode on the original story

Chris Goode speaks about Gogol's original Diary of a Madman and why he chose to adapt the classic for the Theatre Royal Plymouth's latest production. MAD MAN will be performed in The Drum from Thursday 20th March to Saturday 5th April. Book your tickets at http://www.theatreroyal.com/madman or phone the Box Office on 01752 267222.

MAD MAN set build in The Drum

The MAD MAN set was designed and built at our Production and Learning Centre, TR2 before being moved to The Drum. Here you can see the work that goes into getting a set of this scale into The Drum. MAD MAN will be performed in The Drum from Thursday 20 March to Saturday 05 April - http://www.theatreroyal.com/madman

School Project: War Horse

To support the tour of the National Theatre Production of War Horse coming to Plymouth, The Theatre Royal Plymouth invited a small number of schools from Devon to take part in bespoke projects to use drama and music to support learning around WW1 and War Horse. The young people also had the chance to see a performance of War Horse.

The Believers Set Build

http://www.theatreroyal.com/thebelievers The Believers, a co-production from Frantic Assembly and the Theatre Royal Plymouth, will be performed in The Drum from Friday 21st February to Saturday 8th March. The set is designed by Jon Bausor. Two families are flung together on a night of cataclysmic weather. Bruised, tired and seduced by the flow of alcohol, they wrestle with their differences until, suddenly, the unthinkable happens. Something unbelievable. As their versions of what happened begin to fall apart and their perspectives become clouded by suspicion, they turn on each other in a desperate fight to understand the truth. Frantic Assembly and Bryony Lavery follow the success of their previous collaborations (Stockholm and Beautiful Burnout) with this thrilling and highly visceral exploration of love and loss. Frantic Assembly creates unforgettable theatre. Vivid and dynamic, with a unique physical style, the company has built an enviable reputation as one of the most exciting companies in the country.

Singin' In The Rain Trailer

In The Lyric at the Theatre Royal Plymouth - Tuesday 17 to Saturday 28 June Direct from the West End, this superbly enjoyable production of Singin' in the Rain is a smash hit with critics and audiences alike. It tells the story of the first Hollywood musical, when the silver screen found its voice and left silent movies -- and some of its stars -- behind. This spectacular show is packed full of the charm, romance, comedy and tinseltown glamour of one the world's best loved movies and features all the songs from the glorious MGM score including Good Morning, Make 'em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the classic Singin' in the Rain. Screen star Maxwell Caulfield plays studio boss R F Simpson and Coronation Street favourite Vicky Binns is the 'uniquely voiced' starlet Lina Lamont in this classic musical, full of high energy choreography and sumptuous set design (including 12,000 litres of water!). Singin' in the Rain showers you with everything you could wish for in a hit musical!

Happy Days: A New Musical

Mon 2 to Sat 7 Jun 2014 Happy Days are here again with the premiere of a brand new UK tour based on the hit TV series, featuring the unforgettable 'King of Cool' Arthur 'The Fonz' Fonzarelli. Join your favourite '50s family, the Cunninghams, and the rest of the gang -- Potsie, Ralph Malph, Joanie and Chachi as they battle to save their beloved diner Arnold's from demolition. In a race against time, can everyone's favourite hero 'The Fonz' save the day? Happy Days -- A New Musical is written by Garry Marshall, the legendary creator of the television series. The show features 21 original songs including the much-loved Happy Days theme song from the TV show. Starring popstar Heidi Range (Sugababes) as Pinky Tuscadero, Ben Freeman (Emmerdale) as The Fonz and Cheryl Baker (Buck's Fizz) as Mrs Cunningham, Happy Days -- A New Musical is a hilarious feel-good musical that's guaranteed to have you rockin' and rollin' all week long! Running Time: 2hrs 40mins (approx)

Blink Trailer

This is the tale of Jonah and Sophie. It's a love story. A dysfunctional love story, but a love story all the same. Against the lonely backdrop of London, the worlds of two shy individuals collide, and a charming, delicate and darkly funny story unfolds before your eyes. To find out more visit www.theatreroyal.com/blink

Trailer for Boxe Boxe

France's Compagnie Käfig return to the UK with Boxe Boxe, a breath-taking show which fuses the noble art of boxing with dance. With choreography by Artistic Director Mourad Merzouki, the brutality and elegance of both these contrasting worlds collide in a spine-tingling show which packs a knock-out punch. Visit www.theatreroyal.com/boxe for more information

The Little Red Hen talks to Cow!

The Little Red Hen (and Cow!) will be at the The Drum from Tuesday 3 December 2013 to Saturday 18 January 2014! Book now: http://www.theatreroyal.com/hen

Hofesh Shechter's Sun

Hofesh Shechter is one of the UK's most exciting contemporary artists, gaining international acclaim for his raw, honest choreography and atmospheric music scores. The international dancers of Hofesh Shechter Company have achieved worldwide renown touring his hit shows Political Mother, Uprising, The Art of Not Looking Back and In Your Rooms. They return to Plymouth this December to unveil the hotly anticipated new work, Hofesh Shechter's Sun. Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th December Tickets: 01752 267222 or www.theatreroyal.com/sun

Barbershopera have a video message for you!

Book now: http://www.theatreroyal.com/barbershopera Barbershopera return to the Theatre Royal Plymouth this Christmas with 'El Matador - a Christmas close shave!' from Wednesday 4th to Monday 23rd December and they have this special message for you.

Robin Hood at the Theatre Royal Plymouth

A new legend will be born at the Theatre Royal Plymouth this Christmas with the arrival of our spectacular family pantomime Robin Hood. Packed full of action, adventure, and an abundance of comedy as well as heroes and villains aplenty! Can our favourite outlaw Robin Hood save the day and win the heart of Maid Marian? Our star cast includes Lee Mead as Robin Hood, Bobby Davro (Will Scarlet), Nigel Havers (Sheriff of Nottingham) and Jeffrey Holland as our Panto Dame! Get ready for a sheriff-busting, arrow-shooting, tights-wearing, hog-roasting extravaganza! Visit www.theatreroyal.com/panto for more information or to book tickets!

Rambert's The Castaways

Watch the trailer for the Rambert's next production, The Castaway's, which is with the Theatre Royal Plymouth from Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th November 2013

Solid Air Set Build

See how the Solid Air set was built in this one minute time-lapse. For more information on our production services please see here: http://www.theatreroyal.com/productionservices. More information about Solid Air can be found at: http://www.theatreroyal.com/air.

Glyndebourne Tour 2013

Trailer for the Glyndebourne Tour 2013, featuring Hänsel und Gretel, L'elisir d'amore and The Rape of Lucretia Book tickets at www.theatreroyal.com

The Events Trailer

http://www.theatreroyal.com/theevents Screams echo through corridors. A forest echoes with the sound of gunfire. At Claire's choir rehearsal, something terrible happpens.

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Royal Parade
Plymouth
PL1 2TR

50.36937, -4.14399

(01752) 267222

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