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Theatre Royal Plymouth's Young Company present The Sad Club this summer

The Sad Club

Press Contact: Chris Baker


Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Young Company are preparing to present their latest show The Sad Club to audiences in The Drum, from 24–26 August.

It’s ok. I know your head’s fallen off and I just want you to know everyone’s has.

This is a show about sadness, told with live music, energy, colour and light. Whisking us from the local swimming pool to the snowy plains of Greenland via outer space and Medieval England, The Sad Club, written by Luke Barnes, asks what stops us from being happy and how we might break through those barriers.

TRP’s Young Company creates opportunities for anyone aged five to 25 to participate in theatre through workshops and performance.

Ryan Wilce, the Producer of The Sad Club, said: The company is made up of 23 young people and a team of young Assistant Stage Managers and Designers. Not only are the young people demonstrating their story telling and acting ability, they will also be highlighting just what great singers and musicians they are.

“The Sad Club is a play with music and many of the 23 Young Company members also play instruments and will be playing the music live each night! They have created a great piece of gig theatre with a really important message to share!”

Young Company participant Ella, said: “There are some moments that you can laugh at and that are quite funny but then, there are some moments that you can stop and think about the times in your life where you’ve worried about how you are and that you’re not fitting a standard.

“I can’t wait to perform in The Drum. I think it is going to be a fantastic experience.”

Tickets for The Sad Club are £9 and can be purchased here.

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