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IdeasLAB is Theatre Royal Plymouth’s platform for the sharing and development of new work, taking place once per season.

Join us for a night of 3 short scratch performances from some of the South West’s most vibrant artists.

IdeasLAB provides an opportunity for our artists to receive written audience feedback.

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These performances will feature strong language, discussions around immigration, references to domestic violence, drug and addiction, abuse, trauma as well as flashing multicoloured lights and loud music.

If you have any access requirements, please call our Box Office on 01752 267222

The Journey

by Bernadette Molton

From youth to maturity, what does that mean, What happens in between, Are we defined by life and what life throws at us, Does the journey define the future no matter what track we may take, Do we stay stuck on that journey being caged in by fears, or do we eventually step of and change the direction of where we want to go, Were we always meant for that destination……… and what will be the future?

Close Enough

by Cristina Varga

Close enough is an autobiographical solo performance that talks about belonging and challenges stereotypes about immigrant women from Eastern Europe. The piece is based on real life experiences of actress Cristina Varga, who moved to the UK 3 months before Brexit and with a comedic approach, shines light on the diversity and the different dynamics between the two cultures that she is now part of: Romania and UK.

This isn’t Riverdance

by Conny Hancock

Let’s make one thing clear, this is not Riverdance. This is why it’s important to love Irish Dancing, how crazy it can be to start competing at 9 and how no matter how much you loved this hobby when you first started it, there’s sometimes nothing you can do to stop falling out of love with it. Join Conny for the first 15 minutes of her new show ‘This isn’t Riverdance.’ and be a part of its future with any generous feedback you can give!

We kindly invite you to share your thoughts with us in the ground floor Front of House bar after the performances where you can redeem a free drink with your ticket (selected drinks only).