Theatre Royal Plymouth is proud to be taking five co-productions to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer!
TRP is preparing to present Today I Killed My Very First Bird (with Voodoo Monkeys), Breathless (with Laura Horton), Every Word Was Once An Animal (with Ontroerend Goed), Happy Meal (with Roots) and Still Floating (with SDJ Productions) at the festival from 3–28 August.
In addition, all of the productions are showing at Theatre Royal Plymouth either before or after their Edinburgh run. So, if you aren’t able to make it to Edinburgh this year – don’t miss out on these highly anticipated shows whilst they play here at Theatre Royal Plymouth.
Every Word Was Once An Animal
Ontroerend Goed, Perpodium, Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Richard Jordan Productions & Theatre Royal Plymouth
5–9, 11–14, 16–21, 23–28 August, 2.15pm. ZOO Southside – Main House
14–27 July, 7.45pm. The Drum – Theatre Royal Plymouth
Every Word Was Once An Animal, Ontroerend Goed dances on the thin line between truth and another truth. Forget what you just read. Just remember that half a truth is often a great lie.
Laura Horton & Theatre Royal Plymouth
3–9, 11–16, 18–29 August, 3pm. Pleasance Courtyard – Bunker Two
20–23 July, 7pm. The Lab – Theatre Royal Plymouth
Breathless is a funny, honest and stylish exploration of the knife-edge of hoarding, from the joy to the addiction and suffocating shame. From Laura Horton, Plymouth Laureate of Words, own experience of clothes hoarding.
Today I Killed My Very First Bird
Voodoo Monkeys & Theatre Royal Plymouth
3–9, 11–16, 18–29 August, 2.10pm. Pleasance Courtyard – Beside
28–30 July, 7.45pm. The Drum – Theatre Royal Plymouth
This pacey, powerful and heartbreakingly authentic exploration of hope and despair combines immersive sound and bold storytelling to create a vivid and visceral theatrical experience. Today I Killed My Very First Bird is an unflinching, relentless and stomach-churning new play based on lived experience.
Roots & Theatre Royal Plymouth with ETT & Oxford Playhouse
4–7, 9–14, 16–21, 23–28 August, times vary. Traverse Theatre – Traverse 2
7–10 September, 7.45pm. The Drum – Theatre Royal Plymouth
The world premiere of Tabby Lamb’s HAPPY MEAL is a joyful queer rom-com where Millennial meets Gen Z and change is all around.
SDJ Productions with Theatre Royal Plymouth, Pontio, Bangor & Cairde Festival, Sligo
3–14, 16–21, 23–28 August, 7.15pm. Summerhall – Old Lab
14–17 September, 7.45pm. Theatre Royal Plymouth
STILL FLOATING is a brand new piece of warm-hearted comic storytelling by BBC award-winning writer/performer Shôn Dale-Jones. A story about love, resilience and laughing at the things that should make us cry.