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Theatre Royal Plymouth to make history with first open mic night


Press Contact: Natalie Thomas

11 December 2023

Calling all poets, musicians, spoken word artists, and other creatives! Get involved in Theatre Royal Plymouth’s first ever open mic night.

Theatre Royal Plymouth (TRP) has launched its very first open mic night which will take place in February and focus on themes of diversity, inclusion and the climate emergency.

Applications to perform at the inaugural show, entitled How to Survive opened last week to tie in with COP28’s Global Activation Day, which also saw TRP host a Climate Café as part of its environmental awareness activities.

How To Survive is a two-night series of open mic events that will take place 15 – 16 February 2024 with tickets going on sale 14 December. Performers shortlisted for the event will have the chance to express themselves through monologues, song or poetry in front of audiences in The Drum.

Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Artists for Change Bee Jarvis and Natasha Pavey will compère both evenings and Associate Director, Malaika Kegode, will perform as a featured artist.

Natasha said: “On a planet that is warming, where labels matter more than people and the bills just keep on rising, we’re inviting the people of Plymouth to express their thoughts, worries and wishes about the future with a likeminded audience. We’ll very much be encouraging dialogue throughout the evenings to keep the conversation going. Applications to perform at either night are now open and we’d welcome entries from anyone who wants their voice to be heard in a warm and friendly environment. We will also be hosting a quickfire open mic session at the end of each evening for the audience to have their say.”

How To Survive is an opportunity for local creatives to come together and experiment with new work and showcase a range of emerging creatives alongside four featured artists.

Want to be a part of history? Applications are open now until 5 January via