Luke Lundin wants YOU to perform!
We are looking for performers for the Funky Llama Festival on 13th June 2015.
The festival will take place on The Hoe, Plymouth. For more information you can contact Sara Baldwin on 01752 230378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline: Monday 16th February 2015.
Barnum comes to Plymouth in May 2015!
Tuesday 26th May to Saturday 6th June
This exhilarating musical follows the irrepressible imagination and dreams of Phineas T Barnum, America’s Greatest Showman. The story of his life and his marriage to Chairy reveals a couple who looked at the world from opposite sides of the spectrum, and also reveals that she was the practical one who made his dreams come true. We follow the legendary showman’s life as he lit up the world with colour, warmth and the excitement of his imagination and finally teamed up with J A Bailey to create Barnum and Bailey’s Circus – the Greatest Show on Earth.
Starring Brian Conley and Linzi Hateley, Cy Coleman’s wonderfully exuberant score includes the hits; Come Follow the Band, The Colours of My Life and There is a Sucker Born Ev’ry Minute.
Running time: 2hrs 15mins (approx, including one interval)
Audio Described – Thursday 4 June 2.30pm
Caption – Thursday 4 June 7.30pm
Jack and the Beanstalk at the Theatre Royal Plymouth
Join us on an epic voyage of discovery this Christmas, as Jack and the Beanstalk sails into Plymouth this December for five weeks of panto fun! http://www.theatreroyal.com/panto
Starring Bobby Davro, Chico, John Challis and Jeffrey Holland, Jack and the Beanstalk is packed full of giant laughs, spectacular special effects and stunning costumes. This magical family show will be everything you would expect from the South West's biggest pantomime!
Another Place: Thursday 6th - Saturday 22nd Nov 2014
When Earth is the loneliest planet, where else is there to go?
Paul is a specialist in cognitive behaviour, tasked with designing a 20-year mission to Mars. Daniel is a husband and new father struggling with the reality of marriage and the monotony of everyday life. Natalia is a twin sister, disillusioned by the world’s obsession with space travel and sorry that she didn’t say goodbye. And Amy asks a lot of questions…
Following his critically acclaimed The Empire at The Royal Court (a Theatre Royal Plymouth co-production), and The Swan at The National Theatre, DC Moore’s Another Place is a compelling play about our obsession to uncover the secrets of space, and the tragedy of what we leave behind. Full of dark humour, razor-sharp wit and intricately portrayed characters, this is a gripping play about what it means to be human.
Produced by Theatre Royal Plymouth, Another Place follows our previous recent success with MADMAN, Solid Air and Forever House.
Post Show Q&A: Weds 12 & 19 Nov
Age guideline: 16+
Top Hat - Tuesday 28th April to Saturday 9th May 2015
Music & Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Based On RKO’s Motion Picture
Direct from its tremendous success in London, winning three Olivier awards for Best New Musical, Best Choreography, Best Costumes and the Evening Standard Award for Best Night Out, this spectacular West End production will be returning to the Theatre Royal Plymouth where it wowed audiences in 2011. Top Hat brings the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the stage in one of the greatest dance musicals of all time.
Packed full of Irving Berlin’s greatest hits including, Cheek to Cheek, Top Hat, White Tie & Tails, Let’s Face the Music & Dance and Puttin’ on the Ritz, Top Hat tells the story of Broadway sensation Jerry Travers who dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremont. An uplifting and hilarious romantic comedy celebrating 1930s song, style and romance, Top Hat dazzles with over 200 beautiful costumes, breathtaking dance and a love story that will set the pulse racing!
Audio Described – Thu 07 May 2.30pm
The Regeneration Project Timelapse
A project that spanned many months reduced to eight and a half minutes!
In September 2013 we opened the doors of our newly refurbished building following a £7 million Regeneration Project.
The project saw a complete refurbishment of the Front of House areas of the Theatre including; new cladding and glazing, an extended foyer, a new function area with a balcony, a new café including exterior seating and a new restaurant with a showcase kitchen. Significantly, a brand new performance space was created in the basement – The Lab – which is providing a much needed central location for our already well recognised community and outreach work.
Find out more about how you can support the Theatre's work by visiting http://www.theatreroyal.com/support.
Matthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands - Mon 10 to Sat 15 Nov
http://www.theatreroyal.com/edward - Mon 10 to Sat 15 Nov at the Theatre Royal Plymouth
Matthew Bourne’s magical dance production of Edward Scissorhands has carved a place in the hearts of thousands across the world since its premiere. Presenting its first major revival, Bourne takes a fresh new look at this modern fairytale, which will be revitalised for a whole new generation of dance lovers and theatregoers.
Based on the classic Tim Burton movie and featuring the beautiful music of Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, specially recorded for New Adventures in magnificent surround sound, this touching and witty love story tells the bittersweet tale of a boy left alone and unfinished in a strange new world. It is a parable for our times about the ultimate outsider.
Shadows Of War Trailer
This year's Triple Bill presents three ballets each touched in its own way by war.
Longwave Audience Reactions
Watch audience reactions to Chris Goode's Longwave - coming to The Drum from Tuesday 28th October to Saturday 1st November.
Beauty & the Beast by Birmingham Royal Ballet
A towering gothic fairytale from the creator of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s smash-hits Cinderella, Aladdin and The Prince of the Pagodas.
For more information or to book tickets, please visit www.theatreroyal.com/beast
Grand Guignol by Carl Grose
1903. Paris, Montmartre and the Theatre du Grand Guignol opens its doors to an unsuspecting public. The plays, rife with madness and murder, are sold out every night to an awestruck public, avid for the horrors that are nightly set before them...
A black comedy, a demented, psychological thriller and an unrepentant splatter-fest, Carl Grose’s play is a head-spinning, genre-bending phantasmagoria, guaranteed to keep you guessing – and wincing – to the very last horror show…
Theatre Royal Plymouth: Fri 10 - Sat 18 Oct
Southwark Playhouse: Thu 23 Oct - Sat 22 Nov
Shadows of War rehearsal footage
A unique look at the start of rehearsals for Shadows of War - Birmingham Royal Ballet's beautiful triple bill with us this October.
Grupo Corpo audience reactions
Grupo Corpo join us on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd October to perform their 'mesmerizing' and 'flawless' new production. Here are some audience reactions from their recent visit to Sadler's Wells.
Funky Llama - a Theatre Royal Plymouth event
Innovative events and creative support for adults with different abilities.
Everyone can learn new skills and make great friends by being a part of Funky Llama. Differently abled adults run Funky Llama events, because the Theatre Royal Plymouth wants everyone to be able to make and enjoy the world of music, dance and theatre.
The Angry Brigade - Cast Insights
Insights with some of the cast of James Graham's razor-sharp new thriller, co-produced by Paines Plough and Theatre Royal Plymouth.
The Angry Brigade: 19 Sep - 04 Oct
A bold new play by James Graham, writer of sell-out smash hits This House and Privacy.
“Its government has declared a vicious class war.
A one-sided war…
We have started to fight back…
Against a backdrop of Tory cuts, high unemployment and the deregulated economy of 1970s Britain, a young urban guerrilla group mobilises: The Angry Brigade.
Their targets: MPs. Embassies. Police. Pageant Queens.
A world of order shattered by anarchy; the rules have changed. An uprising has begun. No one is exempt.
As a special police squad hunt the home-grown terrorists whose identities shocked the nation, James Graham’s heart-stopping thriller lures us into a frenzied world that looks much like our own.
The Angry Brigade follows the success of our previous co-productions with Paines Plough including Mike Bartlett’s Love Love Love (Best New Play, Theatre Awards 2011), Long Time Dead by Rona Monro and Mercury Fur by Philip Ridley.