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The Artist

The Artist

23 May–25 May 2024

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Thu 23 May
2:30 pm
£32.00 - £56.00
  • Member Discount - Friend & Up
7:30 pm
£32.00 - £56.00
  • Captioned Performance
  • Member Discount - Friend & Up
Fri 24 May
7:30 pm
£32.00 - £56.00
  • BSL Interpreted Performance
Sat 25 May
2:30 pm
£32.00 - £56.00
  • Audio Described Performance
  • Touch Tour
7:30 pm
£22.00 - £56.00
The Artist

In 1920s Hollywood the business of making dreams come true is in full swing.

Silent movie icon George Valentin has long been the darling of the silver screen when he falls for aspiring actress Peppy Miller. But while her star is about to rise, his might soon flicker out: amidst all the glamour, laughter and romance, the silent movie industry is on the brink of a revolution. With the Talkies on their way, George must either find his voice in a brave new world or lose everything he holds dear to a bygone era.

The Artist will star multi award-winning international dancer and actor Robbie Fairchild as George Valentin, West End favourite Gary Wilmot as Al Zimmer, and introducing Briana Craig (42nd Street tour) as Peppy Miller.

The Artist has mesmerised film audiences across the world for over a decade, winning five Academy Awards, seven BAFTAs and three Golden Globe Awards. Now the beguiling love story is reinvented for the stage in a dazzling celebration of silent cinema that blends cutting-edge theatre-making with iconic music of the period.

Michel Hazanavicius’ gloriously funny and tender film is co-adapted by acclaimed writer Lindsey Ferrentino alongside director and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie. Set and Costume Designs are by Christopher Oram, Music by Simon Hale, Lighting by Zoe Spurr, Sound by Simon Baker, Video by Ash Woodward, Puppetry by Maia Kirkman-Richards and Casting by Will Burton CDG.

Based on the original film by Michel Hazanavicius. Co-adapted for the stage by Lindsey Ferrentino and Drew McOnie. Directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie. The Artist is a McOnie Company production produced by Theatre Royal Plymouth, The McOnie Company, Playful Productions, Bill Damaschke, Stephen and Nancy Gabriel.

Important information

Tickets:
From: £22.00

Running time:
1 hr 45 mins

Age guideline:
10+

Please be aware that this production includes references to suicide, gun shots and Tobacco depiction. It also features flashing lights, loud sounds, smoke, haze.

If you require further information prior to booking, please check back for updates or call our Box Office on 01752 267222

 

Captioned – Thu 23 May, 7.30pm

BSL Interpreted – Fri 24 May, 7.30pm
(Interpreted by Sarah Ankers, provided by Complete Communication)

Audio Described (w/ Touch Tour 1.30pm Please contact Box Office to book) – Sat 25 May, 2.30pm

 

The Artist Preview Performances take place Sat 11 – Thu 16 May. A preview performance is a showing that precedes its official opening, allowing the production team to see if any changes need to be made.

Did you know our Friend Members can get £5 off 2 tickets for Monday – Thursday performances (excluding preview performances) for THE ARTIST. Add a Friend Membership to your basket and claim this offer now or check out our other Membership options.

Creative Team

Based on the original film by — Michel Hazanavicius

Co-Adapted for the stage by — Lindsey Ferrentino & Drew McOnie

Director & Choreographer — Drew McOnie

Composer – Original Music — Simon Hale

Set & Costume Designer — Christopher Oram

Lighting Designer — Zoe Spurr

Sound Designer — Simon Baker

Video Designer — Ash J Woodward

Music Supervisor, Arranger and Orchestrator — Simon Hale

Hair and Makeup Co-Designer — Georgia Nosal

 

Puppetry Designer & Director — Maia Kirkman-Richards

Casting Director — Will Burton

Associate Director & Associate Choreographer — Ebony Molina

Musical Director — Isaac McCullough

Costume Supervisor — Christina McGlynn

Props Supervisor — Kate Holliday

Associate Set & Costume Designer — Bence Baksa

Associate Set & Costume Designer — Alfie Heywood

Associate Lighting Designer — Nicola Crawford

Associate Sound Designer — Heather Knott

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Robbie Fairchild

Robbie Fairchild

George Valentin
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Gary Wilmot

Gary Wilmot

Al Zimmer
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Briana Craig

Briana Craig

Peppy Miller
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Nicole Alphonce

Nicole Alphonce

Swing/Dance Captain
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Alexander Bean

Alexander Bean

Clifton
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Will Bozier

Will Bozier

Ensemble
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Matthew Caputo

Matthew Caputo

Ensemble
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Tiffany Graves

Tiffany Graves

Gertie Gams
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Tim Hodges

Tim Hodges

Swing
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Lukas Hunt

Lukas Hunt

Swing/Dance Captain
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Lily Laight

Lily Laight

Ensemble
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Deja Linton

Deja Linton

Ensemble
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Tyler Lotzof

Tyler Lotzof

Ensemble
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Louis Mackrodt

Louis Mackrodt

Ensemble
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Shayna McPherson

Shayna McPherson

Swing
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Ebony Molina

Ebony Molina

Doris Valentin
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Rachel Muldoon

Rachel Muldoon

Constance
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Mark Samaras

Mark Samaras

Ensemble
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Thomas Walton

Thomas Walton

Uggie
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Daisy West

Daisy West

Ensemble

In rehearsals with The Artist

Uggie arrives in Plymouth

Audience Reaction

Trailer

Workshop Teaser

Dame Darcey Bussell interviews The Artist team

What can audiences expect?

What is the show about?

The Artist - meet the cast!

The Artist - Creative Team

Meet the star of The Artist - Uggie the dog!

2011 Film

The Artist

In the 1920s, actor George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a bona fide matinee idol with many adoring fans. While working on his latest film, George finds himself falling in love with an ingenue named Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo) and, what’s more, it seems Peppy feels the same way. But George is reluctant to cheat on his wife with the beautiful young actress. The growing popularity of sound in movies further separates the potential lovers, as George’s career begins to fade while Peppy’s star rises.

PG 13 | Romance/Comedy/Drama | 1h 40mins | 2011

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Watch at Plymouth Arts Cinema Thursday 25th April. Plus, catch other silent cinema favourites!

Ratings

95% on Rotten Tomatoes
7.9/10 on IMDB

Awards

Academy Awards 2012
5 Wins & 10 Nominations

Winner – Best Motion Picture
Winner – Best Leading Actor
Winner – Best Achievement in Directing
Winner – Best Achivement in Costume Design
Winner – Best Achivement in Music

BAFTAs 2012
7 Wins & 5 Nominations

Winner – Best Film
Winner – Best Director
Winner – Best Original Screenplay
Winner – Best Leading Actor
Winner – Best Film Music
Winner – Best Cinematography
Winner – Best Costume Design

Golden Globes 2012
3 Wins & 3 Nominations

Winner – Best Motion Picture
Winner – Best Original Score
Winner – Lead Actor in a Motion Picture