Productions & Co-Productions
The Theatre Royal Plymouth is the largest and best attended regional producing theatre in the UK and the leading promoter of theatre in the South West. We produce and present a broad range of theatre in our three distinctive performance spaces – The Lyric, The Drum and The Lab – including classic and contemporary drama, musicals, opera, ballet and dance. We specialise in the production of new plays and have built a national reputation for the quality and innovation of our programme.
Me & Robin Hood
A Hoipolloi & Royal Court Theatre Productions co-production in association with Pleasance, PBJ Management and Theatre Royal Plymouth.
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…
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Tuesday 26th September > Saturday 7th October
By Told by an Idiot
Produced by Told by an Idiot, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Arcola Theatre
One of the UK’s most unique theatre companies creates this poignantly moving and wryly humorous re-imagining of the final years of Napoleon Bonaparte. Using their trademark comic physicality Told by an Idiot discover the absurdity of trying to retrieve time, and glory. An irreverent and hugely playful show exploring what it is to lose immense power but gain personal freedom; to transition from one identity to another, and to lose public face.
Following their collaboration on the smash-hit My Perfect Mind (‘there’s nothing quite like it… wild and funny with a serious core’ ★★★★ The Times) Told by an Idiot Artistic Director Paul Hunter will take the role of Napoleon under the direction of award-winning actor and director Kathryn Hunter.
Theatre Royal Plymouth
25th Jan > 10 Feb 2018
Arcola Theatre, London
14th Feb > 10th March 2018