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This is just a sample of some of the performances at the

Theatre Royal, Drum Theatre, Barbican Theatre and Plymouth Pavilions

Plymouth Pavillions Website
Theatre Royal and Drum Theatre Website
The Barbican Theatre Website


Theatre Royal

 The Theatre Royal hosts some of the UK's leading artists  to see whats on visit the Theatre  Royal website below.


Hamlet, the prince of Denmark, sees his father’s ghost. Tormented with loathing and consumed by grief, he must avenge his father’s murder. What he cannot foresee is the destruction that ensues.

Following his celebrated performances at the National Theatre in Burnt by the Sun, The Revenger’s Tragedy, Philistines and The Man of Mode, Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear plays Hamlet. This new production comes to the Theatre Royal Plymouth direct from its London run.

‘Tremendous. Rory Kinnear’s performance is superb in its resonance and intelligence. This Hamlet is for now.’ ***** The Times

‘Rory Kinnear excels. An evening to admire and cherish.’ **** The Guardian

‘A chilling production that demands to be seen.’ **** Independent

Lenny Henry

Cradle to Rave is the brand new one man show from Lenny Henry, fresh from his award winning stint in Northern Broadside's Othello. Lenny returns to his roots with a funky, funny and touching show about the thing he loves most: music. Cradle to Rave is a musical journey, exploring the role music has played, and will play, at every stage of Lenny's life from the womb to the tomb. Hit it!
Written by Lenny Henry and Jon Canter.

The Drum Theatre is a small intimate venue seating approximately 200 people. In 2000 the Drum Theatre began to establish itself as a full-time theatre, committed to producing and presenting the most exciting and original plays, physical and visual for Plymouth and the South West.  In 2002 and again in 2005 the Drum was nominated for the Peter Brook Award, a national award for innovative theatre,  which is awarded by a panel of the country's leading critics. Enjoy a great evening out at the Drum Theatre.

Yes Prime Minister

Following a sell-out season at Chichester Festival Theatre and successful West End run, Yes, Prime Minister comes to Plymouth for one week only.

The original writers of the classic BBC TV series, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn have reunited for this anniversary production and now the Prime Minister Jim Hacker, his Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby and his Private Secretary Bernard Woolley are back in this hilarious new play.

In a world of spin, BlackBerrys and ‘sexed up’ dossiers, the PM is staring disaster in the face. The country is on the brink of financial meltdown and the Government’s only apparent salvation comes from a morally dubious deal with the Foreign Minister of Kumranistan. Will Jim Hacker and his team of advisors be able to rescue the country from the edge?

Starring Simon Williams (Upstairs Downstairs, Dont Wait Up, Holby City) as Sir Humphrey Appleby and Richard McCabe as Jim Hacker.

'The audience loved it, A hit' **** Daily Mail

'Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey are back in truly vintage form. As politically sharp and blissfully funny as ever' Daily 


Plymouth Pavilions

Daniel O'Donnell

Daniel O'Donnell has established himself as Britain and Ireland's most popular easy listening entertainer and it's not difficult to see why. He not only continues to entertain fans ar sell-out shows, but re-writes UK chart history along the way.

Daniel's shows are renowned for their sheer professionalism and entertainment value. Few artists, if any, give more to their fans in a live concert situation than Daniel O'Donnell. Don't miss the chance to see just why Daniel has become such a sought after and legendary entertainer!

Mike & The Mechanics

Following a six-year hiatus and a massive reunion with Genesis, Mike Rutherford has joined forces with one of the UK’s most successful R&B acts Andrew Roachford  and Canadian born singer and actor Tim Howar for a new generation of Mike & The Mechanics. Mike & The Mechanics formed  in 1984, as a side project that would go onto sell over 10 million albums. The band scored hit with the tracks ‘Silent Running’, ‘All I Need Is A Miracle’, ‘The Living Years’ & ‘Over My Shoulder’. Over the years Mike & The Mechanics has defined the chameleon nature of the group as the band return for 2011.  

Both co-writing & sharing the vocal duties on the new album and tour is Andrew Roachford, one of the most successful UK acts of the 90’s and a prolific songwriter with his hits ‘Cuddly Toy’ and ‘Only To Be With You’ and Tim Howar a Canadian actor/singer who formed the band Vantramp who supported Rod Stewart, Paulo Nutini and Newton Faulkner and has starred as Rod Stewart in the show ‘Tonight’s The Night’.    

Michael Ball

Michael Ball, Britain's leading musical theatre star, multi-platinum recording artist, TV and radio presenter and Olivier Award winner returns to Plymouth.

Over 25 years in the business, Michael Ball has racked up some impressive milestones in only the last couple of years. He performed in An Evening With Michael Ball at the BBC Proms in 2007 at the Royal Albert Hall, which was the first time the Proms had given an entire evening to a non-classical performer. The same year he made his debut with English National Opera at the Coliseum in Kismet; and in October 2007 he opened in the smash hit West End production of Hairspray at the Shaftesbury Theatre. His starring role as Edna Turnblad earned him a well-deserved Olivier Award in 2008 for Best Actor In a Musical. In 2009 he launched his won BBC Radio 2 show, Michael Ball's Sunday Brunch which airs between 11am and 1pm every Sunday and more recently has had success with his ITV daytime 'The Michael Ball Show'.

Go to the Pavilions website to see more of whats on

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