Theatre Royal Plymouth at Edinburgh

 
 

2017 marks the celebration of 70 fantastic years of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

The Fringe is the world's largest arts festival with almost 4,000 shows performing on a daily basis throughout August. Theatre Royal Plymouth has played a major part in producing new, contemporary, and daring work at the Fringe and this year no less than eight productions proudly carry the TRP name.

Read below for more information.


ME AND ROBIN HOOD

Produced by
A Hoipolloi & Royal Court Theatre Productions co-production in association with Pleasance, PBJ Management and Theatre Royal Plymouth.

Written by
Shôn Dale-Jones





Me & Robin Hood is Hoipolloi’s brand new show about Shôn Dale-Jones’s longstanding relationship with his favourite fictional friend.

Shôn first met Robin Hood in the autumn of 1975, as a seven-year-old-boy and they have been good mates ever since. Robin’s been going crazy recently about the direction our world is heading. This show is his idea. He’s convinced we need to change the story of money if we really want to do something about inequality and the growing gap between the rich and the poor. To start the process, we’re selling tickets to the show for a fiver or a tenner. You know what you can afford, we’ll leave it up to you but both are a steal by today’s market.

Me & Robin Hood seeks to raise money for Street Child United, a charity that uses the power of sport to change the way the world negatively sees and treats street-connected children. Robin suggests you might want to bring cash on the night…

Performances

The Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Fri 04 > Sun 27 Aug

Theatre Royal Plymouth
Tue 26 Sep > Sat 07 Oct


The Duke

Produced by
Hoipolloi, PBJ Management and Theatre Royal Plymouth

Written by
Shôn Dale-Jones

 

In 2016, I sit at my desk waiting for an email to tell me what final changes I need to make to the film script I've been working on for 10 years. I turn the radio on. I hear a report about the refugee crisis. My mother phones. She tells me the porcelain figure of The Duke of Wellington my father had bought has broken. A funny and poignant show mixing fantasy and reality, playfully challenging our priorities. By two times Fringe First awarded performer and writer behind Edinburgh favourite, Hugh Hughes. Raising money for Save the Children.

Performances

Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Pleasance Upstairs
Wed 03 > Sun 28 Aug 2016

Theatre Royal Plymouth
Tue 27 Sep > Sat 01 Oct

The Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017
Fri 04 > Sun 27 Aug


£¥€$ (Lies)

Produced by
Ontroend Goed, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Vooruit Kunstencentrum Ghent, Richard Jordan Productions in association with RBC/Upper-Church.

Written by
Joeri Smet, Angelo Tijssens, Karolie De Bleser, Alexander Divriendt, & cast

 


Take your seats. Place your bets. Play the game.

Imagine you are super rich, part of the elite 1% who pull the strings at the very heart of the global economic system. Ontroerend Goed, the company that brought you Fight Night and A History of Everything invite you, for one night, to sit at the table and play the system from within.

Tonight, you call the shots. Your decisions shape the course we’re all about to take.

And who knows? You might make the world a fairer, better and more responsible place. Because you’ll do things differently, for sure.

£¥€$ (Lies) is the latest interactive show from the internationally acclaimed Ontroerend Goed and marks our tenth co-production with them, one of the most dynamic, innovative and exciting theatre companies in the world.


Performances

Theatre Royal Plymouth, The Drum
Wed 07 > Sat 24 Jun

Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Fri 04 > Sun 27 Aug


Bombastic Declaration of Love

Produced by
Toneelshuur Producties, De Brakke Grond, Big in Belgium, Richard Jordan Productions, Theatre Royal Plymouth in association with Summerhall.

Created & Performed by
Julie Cafmeyer

 

 



Photos of ex-boyfriends, emails, texts, audio recordings, and poetry. Struggling with her love life, Julie Cafameyer experiences orgasms, despair, rejection an heaven. In an intimate setting, and with you the audience, she strives to create a genuine connection. A show that's both vulnerable yet utterly fearless, giving us an insight into the heartaches that we all share. Fascinated by human dynamics, Julie pushes the boundaries of the private atmosphere and utilises the spectator as an intimate participant in her work.

Bombastic Declaration of Love

Performances

Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Fri 04 > Sun 27 Aug


Ivona, Princess of Burgundia

Produced by
Tibaldus, Big in Belgium, Richard Jordan Productions, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Toneelhuis,  in associationg with RBC/Upper-Church

Directed by
Timeau De Keyser

 



Timeau De Keyser, Hans Mortelmans and Simon De Winne – together known as Tibaldus – are one of Belgium’s most exciting and innovative young companies whose work is fierce, surprising and thrilling. They now team up with five other actors and dancers to create a bold and radical contemporary reworking of Witold Gombrowicz’s (the Shakespeare of Poland) ground-breaking masterpiece. 

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Performances

Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Tue 15 > Sun 27 Aug


Working Method

Produced by
Enkidu Khaled, Richard Jordan Productions, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Deburen, in association with RBC/Upper-Church

Created and Performed by
Enkidu Khaled




Can art really save the world? Belgian-Iraqi theatre-maker and performer Enkidu Khaled’s award-winning show is a unique form of creative interaction. His audience is complicit in analysing and simplifying the complex process of making theatre through artistic expression and reflection. In a four-step plan, Khaled guides us from our first associations through to a performance, showing how adults as well as children can use his method to translate their own ideas into a scene.

Performances

Summerhal, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Fri 04 > Sun 13 Aug


On Ice

Produced by
Suzanne Grotenhuis/De Nwe Tijd, Big in Belgium, Richard Jordan Productions, Theatre Royal Plymouth, in association with RBC/Upper-Church

Created and Performed by
Suzanne Grotenhuis

 



The young performer Suzanne Grotenhuis won a prize for her previous theatre show at a Belgian theatre festival. The money was meant to produce a new show. But she decided to spend the entire prize money on buying an actual ice skating rink. Why she did that and why this ice skating rink somehow seems to be the solution for a broken heart, will be revealed in her funny, absurd and moving show On Ice.

Performances

Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Fri 04 > Sun 27 Aug


Arm

Produced by
Mireille & Mathieu, Big in Belgium, Richard Jordan Productions, Theatre Royal Plymouth, in association with Summerhall

Created and Performed by
Erik Bassier and Kathleen Wijnen





Mireille & Mathieu unpack their paraphernalia at a flea-market. Objects and toys turn out to be bursting with stories. These little scenes: gentle, poetic, cruel or comical, follow in quick succession. Within this happy delirium, nothing’s taken seriously in a field of exploration and absurd experiments... Uncomplicated, excessive, surrealistic Belgian humour bursts with delightful absurdities and hilarious scenes. Their style is a cascade of associative imagination; what gets Mireille & Mathieu going is their impulsive fantasy. One of Belgium’s oldest and legendary absurdist companies makes its Edinburgh debut as part of Big in Belgium 2017.

Performances

Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Fri 04 > Sun 27 Aug