Programme 2017 (4)
Issued 4 Aug 2017
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Tue 3 Oct, 7.30pm
Gabler’ at the Lyric, Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Just married. Bored already.
Hedda longs to be free…
Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, this
modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece Hedda Gabler
comes to Plymouth. This vital new version by Olivier
Award-winning playwright Patrick Marber (Closer, Three
Days in the Country) is directed by Olivier and Tony
Award®-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the
Bridge), who made his National Theatre debut with this
acclaimed new production.
deadline Sep 4
Thu 26 Oct, 2.00pm
Birmingham Royal Ballet present ‘Aladdin’ at the
Lyric, Theatre Royal, Plymouth
our magic carpet and soar into the fantastical world
of David Bintley’s Aladdin, with live music by BAFTA
award-winning Carl Davis and vibrant designs from Dick
Bird. The classic story of Aladdin and his adventures
with a magic lamp is brought life in this glittering
production, featuring lavish sets and costumes,
stunning special effects and beautiful choreography.
Magic abounds when the Djinn of the Lamp appears, from
a cave of dancing jewels to a larger than life Chinese
lion. As our hero finds out, you can even become a
prince overnight! With live music from the Royal
Ballet Sinfonia, Aladdin is a dazzling spectacle the
whole family will enjoy.
Stalls and circle seats (specify which)
Club deadline Sep 4
Tue 21 Nov, 7.30pm
‘Private Lives’ at the Lyric, Theatre
Royal, Plymouth (date corrected
from 2 Nov)
Classic Theatre present a major new touring
production of Noël Coward’s sparkling comedy.
In Private Lives, strong passions and stronger
personalities set the stage for a classic battle
of the sexes.
1930. Deauville, France. Two newly-married couples
occupy adjoining honeymoon suites in the same
hotel. As a distant orchestra plays, Sibyl gazes
adoringly at charismatic husband Elyot, while
Victor admires his new wife, the vivacious and
Champagne flows and the sea shimmers in the
moonlight as the newlyweds prepare for the evening
ahead. But when Amanda overhears a familiar voice
singing a forgotten song, an old spark reignites,
with spectacular consequences.
Full of razor-sharp wit and quick-fire dialogue,
Private Lives is Noël Coward’s most popular and
enduring stage comedy. Extraordinarily written in
only three days, Private Lives opened at London’s
Phoenix Theatre in August 1930 to packed houses.
Since then, this charming comedy of manners has
retained its remarkable appeal, captivating
audiences all over the world.
Stalls seats £31
Club deadline Oct 19
Thu 23 Nov, 7.30pm
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
perform ‘Smooth Classics’ at the Great Hall, Exeter
Anna Pyne, Eluned Pierce Flute & Harp
Edward Kay, Kevin Banks Oboe &
Four sublime adagios from concertos by Albinoni,
Mozart and Rodrigo crown a concert featuring some of
the most beautiful and relaxing classical music ever
Grieg: Peer Gynt, Debussy: Clair de Lune, Faure
Pavane, Mozart: Flute and Harp Concerto (andantino),
Gluck: Dance of the Blessed Spirits, Mascagni:
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, Mendelssohn:
Nocturne from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Rodrigo:
Concierto de Aranjuez (adagio) (harp). Mozart:
Clarinet Concerto (adagio), Dvorák: Symphony No.9 'New
World' (largo), Albinoni: Oboe Concerto No.2 (adagio),
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves, Beethoven:
Symphony No.6 'Pastoral' (adagio)
Stalls and gallery seats (specify
which) £33.50 / £45
Club deadline Oct 19
Tue 28 Nov, 7.15pm
‘Cosi fan Tutte’ at the Lyric, Theatre Royal, Plymouth
double dare results in false pretenses and true love in
Mozart’s dark comedy.
Would you place a bet on your partner’s faithfulness?
And would you disguise yourself to test it? That’s
exactly what Ferrando and Guglielmo do, and the
surprising results are spelled out in the opera’s title:
Così fan tutte (‘Women Are Like That’).
As the innocent trick veers off-course, boisterous
hijinks ensue, souls are searched, and true love is born
– at some cost. Chock full of sublime Mozartean melodies
and dazzling singing, Così fan tutte is the third and
last of the brilliant operas Mozart wrote with
librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte (alongside Le nozze di
Figaro and Don Giovanni).
It has been described as ‘a glorious soap-bubble’, ‘a
deep and unsettling masterpiece’, ‘a musical lark’, and
‘a profound and terrifying tragicomedy’. All these
qualities and more shine through in this gorgeous period
production by Nicholas Hytner, former longtime director
of the National Theatre.
Creative team: Conductor Leo McFall, Director Nicholas
Hytner, The Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra and The
Cast includes: Ferrando: Bogdan Volkov, Guglielmo: Ilya
Kutyukin, Don Alfonso: José Fardilha, Fiordiligi:
Kirsten MacKinnon, Dorabella: Rachel Kelly, Despina: Ana
Stalls and upper circle seats (specify
which) £55 / £37
Club deadline Oct 2
Thu 7 Dec, 2.30pm
Musical’ at the
Lyric, Theatre Royal, Plymouth
A Birmingham Repertory
Theatre production presented in association with Jamie
Wilson, Entertainment One Films, Ramin Sabi and
Belgrade Theatre Coventry
Your favourite festive film is now a major new
musical! Adapted for the stage by Debbie Isitt, the
creator of the much-loved films, Nativity! The Musical
is the perfect seasonal comedy for all the family.
Every child in every school has one Christmas wish, to
star in a Nativity, and at St Bernadette's School
they're attempting to mount a musical version! Only
trouble is teacher Mr Maddens has promised that a
Hollywood producer is coming to see the show to turn
it into a film. Join him, his teaching assistant the
crazy Mr Poppy,
hilarious children, unruly animals and a whole lot of
sparkle and shine as they struggle to make everyone's
Christmas wish come true.
Feel-good, funny and full of yuletide joy, Nativity!
The Musical features all of the favourite sing-a-Iong
hits from the films including Sparkle and Shine,
Nazareth, One Night One Moment, She's the Brightest
Star and a whole host of new songs filled with the
spirit of Christmas!
Written and directed by Debbie Isitt
circle seats (specify which) £40.50
deadline Oct 10
Fri 26 Jan, 7.30pm
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
perform ‘Triumph and Passion’ at the Great Hall,
Tatarnikov CONDUCTOR Boris
Khachaturian -Adagio from Spartacus, Shostakovich
-Piano Concerto No.2, Tchaikovsky -Symphony No.5
Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto stands miles
apart from many of his other works in its sense of
freedom and abandon. It is a gloriously free, wistful
creation – an unrestrained delight from start to
finish, particularly in the famous, soulful and
heart-rending adagio, which guarantees the whole
work’s enduring popularity – either side of which are
two vivacious movements, both full of style and an
overwhelming sense of fun. After a shaky start, the
Fifth Symphony soon became recognised for the
masterpiece it undoubtedly is.
Tchaikovsky wrote that its subject was ‘Providence’.
More specifically it is a journey from darkness and
despair into light and triumph, accomplished partly by
the musical character of the individual movements, and
partly through a recurring "motto" theme, which
appears in a different guise throughout.
Khachaturian’s sensual Adagio marks the moment in the
ballet when Spartacus can enjoy a moment of peace and
celebration from persecution by the Romans. More
beautiful melodies make this perennial favourite one
of the best love themes ever written
Stalls and gallery seats (specify
which) £33.50 / £45
Club deadline Dec 18
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1 Feb, 2.30pm
‘Cinderella’ at the Lyric, Theatre Royal, Plymouth
sold-out and critical success of The Red Shoes and
Sleeping Beauty, New Adventures return to the
Theatre Royal Plymouth with one of their most
popular and beloved productions, Matthew Bourne’s
Cinderella – a thrilling and evocative love story,
set in London during the Second World War, which
forms part of the company’s 30th anniversary
Bourne’s interpretation of the classic fairy
tale, has, at its heart, a true war-time
romance. A chance meeting results in a magical
night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF
pilot, together just long enough to fall in love
before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.
With Lez Brotherston’s sumptuous costumes and
sets, which won an Olivier Award for his
original designs, and lighting by Olivier
Award-winning Neil Austin, Cinderella will be
performed in Surround Sound, designed by Paul
Groothuis and featuring a specially commissioned
recording played by a 60 piece orchestra.
Matthew Bourne’s vivid story telling has never
been more heart-stopping and touching, and will
take the audience into the heart of Prokofiev’s
magnificent score, and the sights and sounds of
A dazzling spectacle -The Times
and circle seats (specify which) £38
deadline Sep 11
Wed 7 Feb, 7.00pm
Shakespeare Company’s ‘Hamlet’ at the Lyric, Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Revenge his foul and
most unnatural murder…
The Royal Shakespeare Company takes
Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of murder and
revenge on national tour in 2018.
A student is called home from university to find
his life turned upside down. He had the world at
his feet, but now everything has changed. Who
can be trusted, who can be believed?
Sent by the ghost of his father to avenge his
brutal death, Hamlet’s mission to expose the
truth is a perilous journey of madness, murder
and lost love. What will ultimately become of a
young man sent to kill?
Following a critically acclaimed run in
Stratford-upon-Avon in 2016, rising star Paapa
Essiedu plays the title role in a riveting and
contemporary take on Hamlet.
deadline Dec 4
Fri 23 Feb, 7.30pm
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra present ‘Elgar’s
Cello Eulogy’ at the Guildhall, Plymouth
Wagner - Siegfried Idyll, Elgar - Cello
Concerto, Dvorák -Symphony No.9 'New World'
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is delighted to
return to Plymouth Guildhall for a programme of
some of the most famous classical music in the
With its realisation of love and affection, the
Siegfried Idyll shows a side of Wagner rarely
seen in his operas.
Absent is the wild passion; rather, it is a
gentle song of contentment and a most personal
expression of Wagner’s feelings while still
calling to mind his heroic alter-ego.
Written in the summer of 1919, the Cello
Concerto represented, for Elgar, the angst,
despair and disillusionment he felt after the
Great War, and an introspective look at death
and mortality. It signified Elgar’s farewell to
the way of life as he had known it. “Everything
good and nice and clean and fresh and sweet is
far away – never to return” he wrote.
Remaining incredibly fresh and abounding with
memorable melodies, the Ninth Symphony describes
Dvorák’s spiritual and emotional journey from
his intense longing for his beloved Bohemia to
the thrill of the “New World” and its varied
and gallery seats (specify which) £26.50
deadline Jan 20
Thu 15 Mar, 2.30pm
the Lyric, Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s
Tony Award®-winning masterpiece Sunset
Boulevard, starring Ria Jones, who received
standing ovations every night when performing
the role at the London Coliseum as Norma
Desmond, comes to the Theatre Royal Plymouth for
1 week only.
One of the all-time great musicals, Sunset
Boulevard is a compelling story of romance and
obsession, based on Billy Wilder’s legendary
film, with Don Black and Christopher Hampton’s
wonderful book and lyrics.
In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded
silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in a
fantasy world. Impoverished screen
writer, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt
collectors, stumbles into her reclusive world.
Persuaded to work on Norma’s ‘masterpiece’, a
film script that she believes will put her back
in front of the cameras, he is seduced by her
and her luxurious life-style. Joe becomes
entrapped in a claustrophobic world until his
love for another woman leads him to try and
break free, with dramatic consequences.
With its much-loved score (including Sunset
Boulevard, With One Look, The Greatest Star Of
All and The Perfect Year) performed with full
orchestra, this “MAJESTIC, MESMERIZING AND
TEASINGLY SEDUCTIVE!” (The Evening Standard)
production promises to be a spectacular evening.
and circle seats (specify which) £46
deadline Nov 3
Mon 10 Dec, 7.30pm
‘Matilda-The Musical’ at the Wales Millennium
Dahl's Matilda The Musical, Book: Dennis Kelly,
Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin
Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning
musical inspired by the beloved book by the
incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly
and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The
Musical tells the tale of an extraordinary girl who
is determined to change her own story, even if it
means being a little bit naughty ...
Winner of over 85 international awards, including 16
for Best Musical, Matilda The Musical continues to
delight audiences in London, on tour around
Australia and in North America. Matilda will visit
Auckland, New Zealand for a strictly limited season
from August 2017 and will commence its first UK
& Ireland Tour in March 2018.
Stalls and circle seats (specify
Club deadline Oct 6,
(please date cheque 5 Oct,
All above prices
include seat ticket, coach travel and driver tip
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