2012 Productions


Horse Piss for Blood

Produced by

Theatre Royal Plymouth

Written by

Carl Grose


Cornish conspiracy theorist Virgil Ploy is paranoid. He thinks that everyone is out to get him – that includes his mother and her new husband, Dusty.

He might well be right. It’s hard to know who to trust these days. But then, living on top of a secret M.O.D. chemical weapons plant can do strange things to you.

Very strange things indeed…

Horse Piss For Blood is a bizarre and darkly funny new play about family, madness and Cornwall’s darkest secret…


Theatre Royal Plymouth
Saturday 10 – Saturday 24th March 2012


“It’s the acting that brings this piece to life – as well as Theatre Royal artistic director Simon Stokes’ direction and the excellent craggy, wind-blown set”
West Briton


Philip Brodie

Gregory Gudgeon

Amy McAllister

Veronica Roberts

Alex Robertson

Creative Team

Simon Stokes

Set & Costume Designer
Francis O’Connor

Lighting Designer
Colin Grenfell

Sound Designer
Adrienne Quartly

Lucy Jenkins CDG & Sookie McShane CDG

Accent Coach
Mary Howland

Fight Director
Kev McCurdy

A History of Everything

Produced by

Theatre Royal Plymouth, Ontroerend Goed, Sydney Theatre Company, Richard Jordan Productions Ltd, and Stadsschouwbung Amsterdam in association with Sydney Festival

Written by

Alexander Devriendt and Joeri Smet in collaboration with the cast



Ontroerend Goed return to the Theatre Royal Plymouth to present you with a history of everything, from the present day all the way back to the Big Bang. Based on evolutionary theory, cosmology and the infinite beauty of the physical world, they will attempt to reach a completeness of the ungraspable astronomical history of the universe. In one evening. In their own unique way.

This is our fourth production with Ontroerend Goed following AudienceTeenage Riot and Under the Influence, and comes to us direct from the Sydney Festival, Australia.


Theatre Royal Plymouth
Thursday 12th – Saturday 28th April 2012

Sydney Festival
13th January - 5th February 2012

Gent Belgium
22nd - 24th March 2012

28th March 2012

30th & 31st March 2012

Kurtheater, Baden
14th May 2014

Auawirieben, Bern
16th & 17th May 2014

Theater aan Zee, Ostende
9th August 2014

Minardschouwburg, Ghent
25th & 26th September 2014

CC Westrand, Dilbeek
29th September 2014

CC De Herbakker, Belgium
30th September 2014

De NEW Vorst, Netherlands 2nd & 3rd October 2014

CC de Meent, Belgium
4th October 2014

CC De Schakel, Belgium
9th October 2014

CC De Spil, Belgium
10th October 2014

Theater Winterthur, Switzerland
10 March 2015

TAK Theater Liechtenstein
11 March 2015

Stadttheater Schaffhausen, Switzerland
12 - 14 March 2015


Karolien De Bleser

Charlotte De Bruyne

Cameron Goodall

Zindzi Okenyo

Tahki Saul

Joeri Smet

Nathalie Verbeke 

Creative Team

Alexander Devriendt

Sophie De Somere

STC Production Manager
Terri Richards

Lighting Design/Main Technician
Lilith Tremmery

Assistant Stage Manager/Technician
Michael Yallop

Theatre Technician
Tony McCoy

Script/Research Assistance
Zachary Hatch

Production Photographer
Brett Boardman

All That Is Wrong

Produced by

Theatre Royal Plymouth, Ontroerend Goed, Laika, and Richard Jordan Productions Ltd

Written by

Koba Ryckewaert


It’s wrong. Everything is wrong. The big stuff, the little stuff and everything in between. The world is messed up and there is nothing anyone can do about it.

How must all of this look through the eyes of a teenager? Especially when the adults seem to have no idea how to fix things. Well, come and find out. Maybe teenagers can do better.

Our Belgian friends, Ontroerend Goed, return with their latest show, All That is Wrong direct from the Edinburgh Festival. If you’ve seen any of their recent shows at the Drum, you’ll know to expect all the big ideas, the wit, the humour and the mischief. If not, come and see what you’re missing. Come and see All That is Wrong.


Theatre Royal Plymouth
Wednesday 25th – Saturday 28th July 2012
Tuesday 6th – Saturday 17th November 2012

Societaetstheater, Dresden
6th & 7th April 2014

Springfestival, Copenhagen
19th May 2014


2012 Scotsman Fringe First Award Winner

2012 Total Theatre Award Winner


Zach Hatch

Koba Ryckewaert

Creative Team

Alexander Devriendt

Joeri Smet

Lighting & Set Design
Rob Van Ertvelde

Costumes & Set Design
Sophie De Somere

Sound Design & Touring
Jasper Taelemans

Dramaturgical Advisor
Mieke Versyp

The Astronaut's Chair

Produced by

Theatre Royal Plymouth

Written by

Rona Munro


She’s the gritty, glamorous aviator; the fastest, highest, bravest woman in the world, but with one last race to go: to dream the impossible dream, to reach the unreachable stars. If NASA will let her – and Congress plays ball.

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard…because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one that we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win”
President Kennedy, 1961.

The Astronaut’s Chair, specially commissioned by the Theatre Royal Plymouth, is Rona Munro’s second ‘space’ play following Little Eagles, about the space race in Russia, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company.


Theatre Royal Plymouth
Thursday 20th September – Saturday 6th October 2012


“The dialogue is so elegant, so perfecting crafted and authentic”
Exuent Magazine

“A beautifully written and sensitively executed docudrama”

“Performed with panache”
The Guardian

“An intriguing insight into a piece of unfamiliar, but fascinating history”
The Public Reviews

“The Astronaut’s Chair is exclusively a Drum production, continuing to uphold the theatre’s reputation for exciting and challenging work”
Plymouth Herald


Tom Hodgkins

Ingrid Lacey

Larissa, Valentina and Peggy
Amanda Ryan

Jack, Kennedy and Senator
Jack Sandle

Eleanor Wyld

Creative Team

Simon Stokes

Set and Costume Designer
Bob Bailey

Lighting Designer
Chahine Yavroyan

Sound Designer
Adrienne Quartly

Assistant Director
Bethany Pitts

Casting Director
Ginny Schiller CDG

Fight Director
Alison de Burgh

Vocal Coach
Mary Howland