Theatre Royal Plymouth - The Secret Keeper

Theatre Royal Plymouth - The Secret Keeper

The Good Daughter wants to make her father happy. ‘Tell me what makes you so sad. Tell me your dark secret and I promise to keep it safe for you.’ He whispers in his daughter’s ear and a great weight lifts from his shoulders. Delighted, he invites the whole town to confide in his miraculous daughter. Soon everyone is flocking. But what happens when a murderer confesses - and who’s to blame for the consequences?

From Illicit affairs to theft, murder, government cover-ups and whistle-blowers, The Secret Keeper is a personal story with global consequences. Featuring an award-winning creative team, original music and an ensemble cast of four playing over 40 characters, the show promises visual invention, fiendish storytelling and startling contemporary resonance.

Commissioned by Ovalhouse and developed at the NT Studio, the show is the follow-up to Clerkin’s acclaimed 2013 sell-out show The Bear (Improbable/UK Tour).

The Secret Keeper is co-directed by Clerkin & Bush Theatre Associate Artist Lucy J Skilbeck (Fringe First winner – Joan, Underbelly; The Bear/The Proposal, Young Vic). Design is by Simon Vincenzi (Camera Lucida, Barbican; The Invisible Dances, ROH), music by Nick Powell (The Ferryman, Royal Court; Othello, NT) and lighting by Colin Grenfell (Lost Without Words, Improbable/NT; Black Watch, NTS). Cast includes Clerkin alongside Niall Ashdown (Kneehigh; Told By An Idiot) and Hazel Maycock (Frozen, Fingersmiths/Tour).

Tickets are priced at £15 and can be booked online at or by calling the Theatre Royal Plymouth Box Office on 01752 267222. Concessions are available.

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