This coming month, enjoy everything from smash hit musicals to dramatic dance performances on Plymouth’s stages. Read on for our full round-up of what’s on in theatres this month…

Theatre Royal Plymouth

Matilda the Musical – 15 January to 16 February

There’s still time to see this award-winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company in Plymouth! Inspired by the beloved Roald Dahl book, it’s one not to miss. Suitable for ages 6+.

Intronauts – 29 January to 2 February

Set in a future where people can buy personal cleaners called Intronauts – miniaturised human workers carrying out essential maintenance in their bodies – this production takes its cue from classic sci-fi movies and is filled with absurd comedy and innovative puppetry. Suitable for ages 12+.

You Stupid Darkness! – 7 to 23 February

In a cramped, crumbling office four volunteers spend a few hours every Tuesday night on the phone to strangers telling them everything is going to be ok. As the outside world disintegrates around them, Frances, Joey, Angie and Jon teeter on the edge of their own personal catastrophes. This play, suitable for ages 14+, is about the struggle for optimism in the chaos of a collapsing world.

Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians and Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors – 19 to 23 February

Entertain the children during half term with the amazing Horrible Histories live on stage! Using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, they’re guaranteed to thrill both children and adults alike! Discover the foul facts of death and decay with the meanest mummies in Egypt, or find out the fact of Henry’s headless wives and survive the Spanish Armada! Suitable for age 5+.

Glengarry Glen Ross – 25 February to 2 March

Pitched in a high stakes competition against each other, four increasingly desperate employees will do anything, legal or otherwise, to sell the most real estate. Set in an office of cutthroat Chicago salesmen, this darkly funny production is coming to Plymouth after a sell out West End run. Suitable for age 13+.

Plymouth Athenaeum

Beauty and the Beast – 29 January to 2 February

The Geraldine Lamb Dance School present their production of Beauty and the Beast, featuring lots of songs you’ll know and love.

Put On Your Red Shoes – 15 to 16 February

FUSE Diverse Dance team present their first full length dance theatre production, interweaving four worlds, many stories and a host of different dance styles. Act 1 is a promenade performance where you’ll be guided by the characters and immersed in the story, and you’ll take your reserved seats for Act 2.

Legally Blonde the Musical – 27 February to 2 March

Plymkids Theatre Company take to the stage with this musical based on the smash hit motion picture. It’s a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons.

The Red House Theatre

The Crucible – 19 to 23 February

The Tamaritans Theatre Company present this modern classic. Written by Arthur Miller in 1953, it’s a dramatised and fictionalised story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692/93.

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