What's On

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2 July - The Quad Theatre at Plymouth Marjon University

In 2017, Mark Watson - a man prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of piss-poor self-esteem - was asked to go on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls. It really wasn’t for him at all because his favourite things include safety, comfort, food and not being scared and miserable. But the experience changed the shambolic comedian for the better, and now he's written a sort of motivational talk about what it taught him. But still with jokes.

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Some Call It Home

4 - 5 June - Theatre Royal

The Arts Institute, in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth, presents Some Call It Home. Join us for this provocative multimedia music drama that brings to the stage conflicting perspectives of our uneasy relationship with the land – our home, our planet.

Socially distance:

£ 10.00

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The Three Musketeers

9 - 10 June  - Theatre Royal

From the award-winning Le Navet Bete, creators of the smash-hit show Dracula: The Bloody Truth, comes a comedy adventure that will have you rolling with laughter from here to the French countryside!

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£ 18.00

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Treasure Island

11 - 12 June - Theatre Royal

It’s late one evening in The Spyglass Tavern and young Jim Hawkins is serving ale to the one and only customer the pub ever has. Suddenly the door slams open and in strides Billy Bones, the infamous pirate, to change Jim’s life forever…

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£ 18.00

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400 A Historical Comedy

16 June - 4 July  - Theatre Royal

Plymouth favourites Le Navet Bete (Treasure Island, The Three Musketeers) are back in town and in partnership with Plymouth Culture, have teamed up with renowned comedy writer Tony Hawks to return in Summer with a brand new, action-packed comedy show .

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Rainbow Run 2021 - your way

19 & 20 June - virtual 5 km

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Get rainbowed up and run, skip, jog, walk, skate or ride and help CHSW celebrate our 30th Anniversary

Join us virtually over the weekend of Saturday 19 to Sunday 20 June! Rainbow Run - your way will be even more special this year because we are celebrating our 30th Anniversary! To mark this milestone, we’re challenging you to join 'Team Rainbow' to raise £30,000 for each of our three hospices - can you help us achieve our goal?

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24June - 3 July - Theatre Royal

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The smash-hit musical comedy Hairspray is returning to Plymouth with a production guaranteed to have you dancing the night away! Starring Brenda Edwards as Motormouth Maybelle and Norman Pace as Wilbur Turnblad.

It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV.

Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids In Town and many more, don’t miss this irresistibly feel-good show that will have you dancing the night away and smiling for days. Let your hair down and book now!

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Jimmy Carr

26 June - Plymouth Pavilions

Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love.
But they’re just jokes - they are not the terrible things. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo.
Now you’ve been warned, buy a ticket.

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Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals

6 & 7 July - Plymouth Pavilions

Following the huge success of the 2019 tour, Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals will return with another amazing line-up. This month-long tour starting at the Brighton Centre and then play London, Liverpool, Nottingham, Birmingham, Oxford, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Salford, Hull, Sheffield, Glasgow, Blackpool, Newcastle and finishing in Edinburgh.

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Frank Skinner

8 July - Plymouth Pavilions

Following a sold out five-week run at the West End’s Garrick Theatre, comedy legend Frank Skinner is adding extra dates to his latest UK tour and bringing his critically acclaimed stand-up show Showbiz to Plymouth Pavilions for one night only.

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Birmingham Royal Ballet

8 - 10 July - Theatre Royal

Cinderella’s life with her cruel stepmother and stepsisters is one of drudgery and hardship until the evening of an extravagant party at the palace. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, she’s the centre of attention when she arrives at the ball in a magical coach, wearing a gorgeous gown.

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£ 18.00

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Wurzels

9 July - Ivybridge Rugby Club

On the evening before The Lion's Fun Day 2021, The Wurzels will be performing at Ivybridge Rugby Club. Tickets include entry to the Lions Fun Day the following day, Saturday 10 July 2021. Gates open at 5pm, support acts from 7pm (approx) followed by The Wurzels

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£ 20.00

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Mayflower 400 

11 July - Plymouth Hoe

The Mayflower 400 Four Nations Ceremony is the UK’s flagship Mayflower 400 event, and marks the closure of the international Mayflower commemorations. This epic production with live music, song, drama and film will tell the Mayflower story from all angles, including the living voice of the Native American Wampanoag tribes.

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Horrible Histories:

Barmy Britain

15 - 17 July - Theatre Royal Bath

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for this very special production of Horrible Histories live on stage!

Can you beat battling Boudicca? Would you be a martyr for the Magna Carta? Will you lose your heart or head to horrible Henry VIII? Will Parliament survive gunpowder Guy? Dare you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Escape the clutches of Burke and Hare and move to the groove with party Queen Victoria!

It’s the horrible history of Britain with the nasty bits left in – to entertain the whole family this July!

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Rambert Summer

15 - 17 July - Theatre Royal

Following the success of Rambert’s first real-time digital live stream on Rambert Home Studio in September 2020, they’re continuing to live stream online performance throughout 2021.

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£10.00

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Pavilions Introduces

16 July - Plymouth Pavilions

Since 2009, LAND OF THE GIANTS have been pulling crowds to tents to groove until they sweat with their foot-stomping beats and contagious enthusiasm. Click below to book.

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£12.00 + fee

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Pavilions Introduces

17 July - Plymouth Pavilions

HAUNT THE WOODS Blending sounds from alternative, rock and pop, and channelling influences from the likes of Pink Floyd, Muse, Jeff Buckley and Radiohead. THE NATIVE continue to rise with their first new music of 2021, Lost On You .

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Sail GP

17 - 18 July - Plymouth Waterfront

One of the world’s most impressive sailing events, SailGP will stop in Plymouth in 2021, following opening events in Bermuda and Italy. 

Find out more at SailGP.com

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Anton and 

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18 July - Plymouth Pavilions

Brace yourselves Plymouth, for THE best night out in 2021, when two of BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s best loved professional dancers team up for an unforgettable night at the Pavilions (18 July) - Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice - HIM & ME!

Joined by a world class cast of dancers and singers, Anton and Giovanni are coming together to put on the show to end all shows - the ultimate entertaining night out!
 The Ballroom King and the Jive Master bring you HIM & ME! - a true dance extravaganza for all ages.

HIM & ME! is produced by Strictly Theatre Co. and directed by West End star Alan Burkitt.

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9 to 5 

20 - 24 July - Theatre Royal Plymouth

Direct from the West End, Dolly Parton’s rip-roaring West End musical is coming to Plymouth!

Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to Theatre Royal Plymouth to see Dolly Parton’s smash-hit musical in 2020!

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