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Gangsta Granny: Interview with author David Walliams

What inspired Gangsta Granny ?

When I was a child, I would spend lots of time with my grandmas. Sometimes I would selfishly think spending time with them could be boring but when I got them on a subject like living in London during World War II when bombs were raining down, they would become very animated, and I would be enthralled. I realised everyone has a story to tell.

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Watch out! David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny is coming to Theatre Royal Plymouth this Summer

The acclaimed producers of hit stage shows Horrible Histories and Billionaire Boy , Birmingham Stage Company, are bringing their acclaimed West End production of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny to Theatre Royal Plymouth from 9–13 August 2022. When Friday night comes along, Ben knows it only means one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben...

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Shrek the Musical is coming to Theatre Royal Plymouth!

A brand-new production of Shrek the Musical heads out on a major UK and Ireland tour opening at Theatre Royal Plymouth on 21 July 2023. Producers Mark Goucher, Gavin Kalin and Matthew Gale are delighted to announce a brand-new production of the award-winning Broadway and West End hit show Shrek the Musical will tour the UK and Ireland from July 2023. The bright and beautiful fairy-tale world...

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Underwater, a show for babies and their grown-ups comes to Theatre Royal Plymouth

Underwater: A dance theatre show for babies and their grown-ups – coming to TRP

Following its sold-out premiere at Watford Palace Theatre in February, Underwater will embark on a national tour in 2022 and comes to Theatre Royal Plymouth from 30–31 May.Underwater is a new dance theatre show created by mothers and artists, Xenia Aidonopoulou and Georgia Tegou.

Seated on ‘family islands...

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School of Rock is coming to Theatre Royal Plymouth

‘A FOOT-STOMPING, DELIRIOUSLY ENJOYABLE FABLE OF FREEDOM AND FUN’ THE SUNDAY TIMES

MEET THE NEW KIDS IN CLASS

The new children are: Effie Lennon Ballard (eleven years old from South Derbyshire) who will play Katie, Dereke Oladele (ten years old from South London), Max Ivemey (twelve years old from Hampshire), Aadi Patel (12 years old from Kent) who will all play the role of James;...

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Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat opens at Theatre Royal Plymouth next week

Straight from two triumphant seasons at The London Palladium, the sensational brand-new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to the Theatre Royal Plymouth next week (Tuesday 26 to Saturday 30 April).

Alexandra Burke reprises her celebrated role as The Narrator, joining Jac Yarrow who is preparing to don the famous coat in...

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Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Young Company present Busting Heads this Easter

Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Young Company are preparing to present their latest show Busting Heads to audiences. The production is on in The Drum at TRP from 21–23 April 2022. Cancel culture doesn’t work. Public shaming simply isn’t embarrassing enough. So what happens now? When no one’s listening to your complaints, how can you make yourself heard?

Busting Heads follows a group of young...

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Easter holiday fun at Theatre Royal Plymouth including David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy 

There is plenty on offer for children and adults this Easter at Theatre Royal Plymouth, including the West End production of David Walliams’ hit children’s book Billionaire Boy .

As well as Billionaire Boy , TRP has a wide variety of shows on offer over the next fortnight including: Talk , Dance Like It Never Happened , Us Against the World , Orphan Planet , Hofesh Shechter Company:...

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Half Term Extravaganza at Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Funky Llama Festival

Step right up to the greatest show in town, this October half-term in Plymouth’s Central Park, Theatre Royal Plymouth will be hosting their iconic Funky Llama Festival with Big Top magic and funky Halloween Fun. TRP’s Funky Llama Festival will be held in Central Park, Plymouth on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 October.

Expect live music, DJs, craft stalls, a fully licensed bar, circus...

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Joe Pasquale announced as star of the Theatre Royal Plymouth pantomime

This year the Theatre Royal Plymouth panto will be everything you could wish for as Joe Pasquale stars as Wishee Washee.

Well-known and best-loved for being one of the hardest-working and top-selling live comedians in British comedy today, Joe has been delighting audiences for more than 30 years with his live stand-up tours and infectious sense of fun.

Joe has toured in...