It’s beginning to get colder, so keep warm in Plymouth’s theatre land! From ballet to hip-hop, shows for families and classic Shakespeare, there’s something for everyone on stage in October.

Theatre Royal

The Unreturning – 20 September to 6 October

A compelling new play, The Unreturning explores the effect of war on young lives and asks what does coming home really mean? Suitable for ages 14+.

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery – 2 to 6 October

Following the phenomenal sell-out success of their multi award-winning comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre are back with their latest West End smash hit.

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Fire & Fury - 9 to 10 October

Experience two incredible ballets, one from established choreographer, David Bintley, and one from a choreographer working on this scale for the first time, Juanjo Arqués.

Sundowning – 10 to 13 October

A compelling new play about love, loneliness and guilt between three generations of women. Suitable for ages 13+.

Birmingham Royal Ballet's La Fille Mal Gardee – 11 to 13 October

Funny, tender and true, La Fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter) is a lovely ballet of rural bliss that will put a spectacular spring in your step.

Birmingham Royal Ballet's First Steps – Fille – 12 October

This hour-long interactive show featuring ballet excerpts from La Fille mal gardée has been specially adapted for children aged 3+.

Macbeth – 16 to 20 October

The National Theatre bring this epic and visually daring production of Shakespeare’s most intense tragedy to Plymouth, following a sold out run in London.

Forgotten – 17 to 20 October

This play is inspired by the little-known story of the 140,000-strong Chinese Labour Corps who left everything to work for Britain and the Allies behind the front lines during World War One.

The Time Seekers – 22 to 26 October

Join this time-travelling adventure for ages 3-8 and their families, featuring ice-cream dinosaurs, talking pyramids and dancing robots from the future!

Benidorm Live – 22 to 27 October

Bringing sunshine to Plymouth, don’t miss the official world premiere of the stage debut production of this hugely popular TV show.

The Isle of Brimsker – 30 October to 3 November

A new multi-sensory story from Frozen Light, specialists in making theatre for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities.

Still Alice – 30 October to 3 November

This play is a unique insight into the experience of a woman fighting to maintain her identity as her world changes, as Alice is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s.

Plymouth Athenaeum

The Storm – 5 October

James Wilton Dance, one of Europe’s most in demand dance companies, present a whirlwind of lightning fast athleticism, where acrobatics, break-dancing, martial arts and contact work fuse to form dance that will blow audiences away.

Fagin’s Twist – 19 October

Fagin’s Twist is the untold story of a notorious and complex villain delivered by the Avant Garde Dance Company’s unmatched contemporary hip hop style.

Soapbox Children’s Theatre

Frank ‘n’ Stein’s Teddy - 13 to 31 October

Perfect for under 5s, this show sees Frank and Stein create mad scientific experiments with whizzes, bangs and pops as they try to repair their Teddy.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – 19 to 31 October

Aimed at children 6 years+ and their families, enjoy a mad and marvellous Gothic adventure with curious creatures, shocking science and hilarious happenings.

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The Rising, The House (University of Plymouth), 17 October

An empowering, highly charged double bill of dance and live music, exploring what makes people feel alive using influences of Fijian culture.

Joanna Lumley: It’s All About Me, Plymouth Pavilions, 31 October

Joanna will take audiences through her hilarious and interesting adventures from her incredible career spanning more than four decades, recounting some never heard before stories.

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Theatre Royal

The Theatre Royal Plymouth is the largest & best attended regional producing theatre in the UK and the leading promoter of theatre in the South West. The Theatre Royal makes the best theatrical productions available to the widest possible audience.

Plymouth Pavilions
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Plymouth Pavilions

The south west's largest purpose-built conference, exhibition and entertainment attraction with an Ice Rink, catering outlets from fast food to ice cream and meeting areas. .

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