Step inside the warmth of Plymouth’s theatres to escape those cold November nights – you’ll be transported to different worlds, with everything from family friendly to dramatic dance performances on stage this month.

Theatre Royal Plymouth

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.

Needles and Opium – 7 to 8 November

Through highly visual staging, this production interweaves the poignant and haunting stories of the French prince of poets Jean Cocteau, the acclaimed American Jazz musician Miles Davis, and one man’s broken heart. Theatre Royal Plymouth is the only UK venue to stage Needles & Opium on its 2018 world tour.

Shrek the Musical – 13 to 24 November

Based on the story and characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film, this hilarious and spectacular production turns the world of fairytales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy.

The Kneebone Cadillac – 15 November to 1 December

Enjoy this careening new Cornish comedy. Life ain’t too good for the Kneebones up United Downs: the family are skint, the debtors are closing in and the future’s as secure as an uncapped mine shaft.

That’ll Be The Day – 25 November

The UK’s most popular Rock ‘N’ Roll variety show celebrates the festive season with all your favourite Christmas classics from the 50s, 60s & 70s, plus plenty of hilarious comedy!

Rambert: Life is a Dream – 27 to 28 November

Life is a Dream is a spectacular new dance show from the Olivier Award-winning choreographer Kim Brandstrup.

Plymouth Pavilions

Dirty Dancing – 27 November to 1 December

The iconic story of Baby and Johnny, featuring the hit songs 'Hungry Eyes', ‘Hey! Baby’, ‘Do You Love Me?’ and the heart stopping ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’, returns to the stage.

Plymouth Athenaeum

Elf the Musical – 22 to 24 November

Plymkids take to the stage in this amateur production which is based on the beloved holiday film, following Buddy the Elf on his quest to find his true identity.



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