As we reach the end of January, take a look ahead to the brilliant line up of shows that Theatre Royal Plymouth have to offer throughout February.
From two genres of dance to family shows in the Lyric and The Drum auditoriums, to a thrilling production of fantasy, myth and friendship, there is something for everyone to enjoy next month.
Take a look!
Strictly Ballroom, The Lyric, 30th January – 4th February (12+)
Based on Baz Luhrmann’s award-winning worldwide film phenomenon, Strictly Ballroom: The Musical is heading out on a brand-new UK and Ireland tour starring Strictly Come Dancing favourite Kevin Clifton and BBC’s Eastenders’ Maisie Smith!
Directed and co-choreographed by Britain’s best-loved TV Judge, Craig Revel Horwood, Strictly Ballroom: The Musical follows arrogant, rebellious young ballroom dancer, Scott Hastings (Kevin Clifton). When his radical and daring dance style sees him fall out of favour with Australian Federation, he must dance with beginner, Fran (Maisie Smith). Together they find the courage to defy tradition and discover that to win, your steps don’t need to be strictly ballroom!
Featuring smash-hit songs Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Time After Time, and all new music written by internationally acclaimed artists including Sia, David Foster and Eddie Perfect. This feel-good ballroom sensation is sure to make for an unforgettable evening under the glitter ball that will send your heart soaring and toes tapping!
Room on the Broom, The Lyric, 5th – 8th February (3+)
iggety ziggety zaggety zoom!
Jump on board the broom with the witch and her cat in Tall Stories’ fun-filled adaptation of Room on the Broom, the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
The witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers – a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a frantic frog. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – it snaps in two… just as the hungry dragon appears!
The Snow Beast, The Drum, 8th – 10th February (6+)
In the snowy town of Seldomberg test tubes bubble, experiments explode and new
inventions whirr for the Science Academy’s Final Exams. But Faina’s got a problem… her project has unexpectedly burst into flames!
Desperate to pass her Final Exams, Faina sets off on a perilous expedition to find the legendary Snow Beast. With help from her owl assistant Maude, they encounter extraordinary spectacles and mountainous obstacles as they battle through the wild, wintry wilderness in search of the truth.
Can you help Faina and Maude overcome the scientific puzzles along the way? Does the Snow Beast even exist? This show is a captivating collision of storytelling, original music, puppetry and interactive science experiments, inspiring budding scientists of all ages.
Hey Duggee, The Lyric, 10th – 11th February
Squirrels get ready!
Everyone’s big lovable dog Hey Duggee is touring for the first time EVER and here’s your chance to see him!
Hey Duggee The Live Theatre Show is going to be HUGE and will feature Duggee and the Squirrels plus many more of your favourite characters! Betty wants to make costumes, Happy wants to sing, Tag wants to make music, Norrie wants to dance, Roly wants jelly and they all want you to join them at the Clubhouse.
There is so much to do, but luckily Duggee has his theatre badge.
Will you get yours too? A-Woof!
Be part of the hit CBeebies show and join Duggee and the Squirrels in this new vibrant interactive production bursting with music, puppets and barrels of laughs along the way.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, The Lyric, 14th – 25th February
From the imagination of Neil Gaiman, best-selling author of Coraline, Good Omens and The Sandman (now a major Netflix series), comes the National Theatre’s major new stage adaptation of The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
This five-star spectacular from the producers of War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a thrilling adventure of fantasy, myth and friendship, taking audiences on an epic journey to a childhood once forgotten and the darkness that lurks at the very edge of it. Returning to his childhood home, a man finds himself standing beside the pond of the old Sussex farmhouse where he used to play. He’s transported to his 12th birthday when his remarkable friend Lettie claimed it wasn’t a pond, but an ocean–a place where everything is possible…
Plunged into a magical world, their survival depends on their ability to reckon with ancient forces that threaten to destroy everything around them.
Tuesday, The Drum, 17th – 18th February
Join us for our Young Company Spring show, part of NT Connections! Performances will take place in The Drum in February before returning in The Drum as part of the NT Connections festival in April.
On an ordinary Tuesday, the sky over the school playground suddenly rips open. Pupils and teachers are sucked up to a parallel universe, whilst a new set of people start raining down from above. ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ must come together to work out what is going on, and how they can get things back to how they were.
Learning to Fly, The Drum, 21st – 25th February
Learning to Fly sees James tell the story of a remarkable friendship he made when he was a lonely, unhappy teenager with the scary old lady who lived in the spooky house on his street.
It’s about connection, no matter what the obstacles; about love’s eternal struggle with time; about music and its ability to heal.
It’s also about her last wish: to get high once before she dies.
Dada Masilo’s The Sacrifice, The Lyric, 28th February – 1st March
South Africa’s award-winning Dada Masilo wowed critics and audiences with her stunning re-imagining of Giselle in 2019. Now back by popular demand, Masilo and her company of incredible dancers return with the UK premiere of The Sacrifice.
Featuring live music on stage, The Sacrifice is inspired by Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, combining the European heritage of this monumental piece of music with the uniquely rhythmic and expressive movements of ‘Tswana’, the traditional dance of Botswana. Rooted in story-telling and healing rituals, Masilo and her dancers deliver an exhilarating performance that will transport you through a journey of emotions.