variety of drama is on offer in the New Year at The Theatre Royal
adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's classic masterpiece Rebecca will
debut in Plymouth prior to London and New York. Tony Award winning
writer Frank McGuinness presents a spellbinding new stage version
of Du Maurier's great thriller which stars Nigel Havers as Maxim
to get your teeth into!
April, the Theatre Royal hosts the world premiere of Dracula. Bram
Stoker's novel of sexual repression and Gothic terror is legendary
and this modern adaptation by award winning writer Bryony Lavery
promises to scare you witless, entertain and enthral you with spectacle,
sound and breathtaking magic.
Gentle Hook sees the reunion of one of television's most popular
cop partnerships - Burnside and Roach from The Bill - on stage together
for the first time.
stylish new production, written by one of the world's most popular
thriller writers, Francis Durbridge, features an all star cast with
Chris Ellison (The Bill), George Sewell, Deborah Grant (Bergerac),
Gareth Hunt (The New Advengers) and Tony Scannell (The Bill).
and Old Lace
the producers of The Shell Seekers and the director of The Woman
In Black comes a brand new production of the classic screwball comedy
Arsenic and Old Lace. Starring Angela Thorne (To the Manor Born),
Brigit Forsyth (Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads) and Sylvester
McCoy (Dr Who), Arsenic and Old Lace is one of the most hilarious
and enduring thrillers ever to have been written.
highly entertaining The Lady in the Van presents one of Britain's
best loved and award winning actresses, Susan Hampshire, in the
role of one of drama's most extraordinary characters.
a decrepit Bedford van grinds to a halt opposite Alan Bennett's
house, little does the writer suspect that its next parking place
will be his own garden
where its evil-smelling occupant is
to remain for a further fifteen years! Alan Bennett's vivid observations
of this hilarious situation create a wonderfully funny play.
April, the Theatre Royal is very pleased to welcome The Young Vic
Theatre Company who perform A Raisin In The Sun, the greatest play
of the African American experience.
the play arrived on Broadway in 1959 it won the New York Critic's
Circle Award and transformed the theatre in the USA. The Young Vic's
2001 hugely successful production was the first time it had been
seen in the UK for 15 years.
for the Bear Necessities in 2005
classic children's stories will be brought to life on stage. The
Railway Children, The Jungle Book and The Witches are guaranteed
to enthral children and adults alike.
addition, two of Britain's brightest theatre companies, Travelling
Light and Bristol Old Vic translate an award winning, wordless story
from the page to the stage with an adaptation of Quentin's Blake's
new spring programme also features some classic musicals including
direct from a sell out West End season, Cole Porter's High Society.
from one of Hollywood's best loved movies and featuring 15 of Cole
Porter's greatest songs including 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire',
' Swell Party' and 'Just One of Those Things', this production has
been nominated for two Olivier Awards including Outstanding Musical
ready to groove on 80s style with David Essex and the gang!
ready to boogie again when Boogie Nights 2 arrives at the Theatre
Royal in February. Starring David Essex, Sophie Lawrence and Scott
Robinson, Boogie Nights 2 is everything about the 80s that you loved
that you loved to hate!
Nicholas also makes a welcome return to Plymouth in Jekyll and Hyde,
a true musical theatre phenomenon which attracted legions of loyal
fans even before the show began its smash hit record breaking Broadway
run. Since then it has been a major worldwide hit and now finally
it has arrived for its UK Premiere and pre-West End tour.
fans will not be disappointed with dance highlights this spring
including Birmingham Royal Ballet's beautiful production of Romeo
and Juliet and an exhilarating triple bill with plenty of flair
dazzling Highland Fling
Bourne also returns to Plymouth with his trademark wit, sparkle
and humour in his dazzling new production of Highland Fling - a
gossamer, gothic fable of winged fairies and kilted ladies.
Theatre Royal continues to work with some of the most exciting theatre
companies in the UK with the co productions in the Drum Theatre
in the spring season being no exception. In February, The Drum Theatre
and Paines Plough team up to produce a startling new drama by Philip
Ridley Mercury Fur. Oozing with dark, disturbing theatricality,
Mercury Fur marks Ridley's return to provocative and compelling
May, Stoning Mary sees the first collaboration between the Drum
Theatre and the internationally renowned Royal Court Theatre. Written
by Debbie Tucker Green who won the Olivier Award for Most Promising
Newcomer in 2004, Stoning Mary will question issues faced by society
Alibi presents Close To Home in the new season. Nationally renowned
for recent productions of One in a Million, Shelf Life, Little White
lies and The Swell, Theatre Alibi create a compelling production
with heart-stopping music, powerful physical performance and a Muppet!
By An Idiot presents I'm A Fool To Want You in March. Based on the
life and work of French cult novelist Boris Vian, I'm A Fool To
Want You is a unique theatre experience, fusing live jazz, improvisation
and a new dance craze where the world literally turns upside down.
new season also sees the return of The Theatre Royal Young Company
to the Drum Theatre in the new season to present Just, a fast and
rollicking satire on contemporary justice, injustice, sanity and
visiting the BBC Cornwall website for previews and competitions
for plays and shows at The Theatre Royal and Truro's Hall For Cornwall.