It’s that time of year again – and this year we’re ready to celebrate like never before! After bringing back theatre with a bang this year, our 2021 festive season is set to be bigger and better than ever.
So, jingle those bells, rock around that Christmas tree, and get ready to celebrate Christmas with our line up of fantastic festive shows!
Family favourites ‘Stuff and Nonsense’ are returning to The Drum on Wednesday 1 December with their latest production, The Man Who Wanted to be a Penguin. This is the story of an extraordinary explorer, a curious conjurer and pioneering problem-solver. He is learning to speak Penguin and hopes that you will too!
Looking for something a bit different? On Monday 13 December, Gonzo Moose are back with a comedy adventure packed full of hilarious slapstick, verbal wit, live music and a sensational death-defying finale. Grimm and Grimmer will be in The Drum until Christmas Eve, making it the perfect choice for your pre-Christmas celebrations.
From Friday 17 December until Saturday 15 January, panto returns to Plymouth! Starring Joe Pasquale as Wishee Washee, Aladdin features laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses.
The Man Who Wanted To Be A Penguin
This is the story of an extraordinary explorer, a curious conjurer and pioneering problem-solver. You’ll find him pottering in his shed; planning his latest mission. He is learning to speak Penguin and hopes that you will too!
When he arrives at the Antarctic will its icy wilderness meet his excited expectations? Will the penguins’ reception be frosty, or will the colony welcome him with open wings?!
With a playful energy and a mix of puppetry, music and song, this show will be a delightful celebration of wild creativity and the joy of individuality.
Grimm & Grimmer
Gonzo Moose are back with a comedy adventure packed full of hilarious slapstick, verbal wit, live music and a sensational death-defying finale.
Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are about to publish the final volume of what will become the greatest ever collection of fairy tales. But on the eve of their greatest triumph, a shadowy figure from their past returns to collect an old debt. Now their sister, Lotte must go on a deadly mission deep into the Fairy Tale Kingdom in order to save her beloved older brothers.
Three fearless and daring actors switch wildly between myriad roles in this gripping and fast paced comedy featuring Mexican elves, a biscuit eating badger and the world’s worst marriage guidance counsellor.
Inspired by the 80’s epic fantasy movies like The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth and off course by the books of the Brothers Grimm.
Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients audiences expect, Aladdin features laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses. Follow Aladdin, his brother Wishee Washee, and of course his mother Widow Twankey, on a spectacular adventure. Expect flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp-full of laughs, so book your magic carpet ride to the magical pantomime Aladdin!
Joe Pasquale stars as Wishee Washee.