Theatre Royal Plymouth - The Lab Spring Season

Theatre Royal Plymouth - The Lab Spring Season

The Lab Spring Season 2018

The Lab is a creative space in the heart of the theatre for developing and showcasing exciting new talent. Local young people and communities, as well as emerging and professional artists use it as a space to meet, experiment and discover, whilst creating and sharing their work.

Saturday 31 March

IdeasLAB is TRP’s platform for the sharing and the development of earlier-stage new work. The evening is an opportunity for artists and companies to try out brand-new ideas in front of an audience and receive feedback, and is always an eclectic mix of fresh, brave and bold ideas by some of the most exciting artists making work in the South West.

Tuesday 3 – Wednesday 4 April

Chris is raising the Titanic – reclaiming it from Canadian billionaires and giving it back to the people. But he’ll soon discover the sinister truth at the heart of the Atlantic – one which might wreck everything. Combining comedy, poetry and songs, Sunked is a spoken-word show from Exeter poet and performer Chris White about salvage, salvation and Celine Dion.

Then Again
Thursday 5 – Saturday 7 April  

YouTuber, internet celebrity and scientist, Millie, accidentally invents a time machine taking her on a fast-paced and futuristic journey. Discovering duplicate versions of her future self, she questions who she is and who she will become. Does she need subscribers or does she need friends? Then Again is Bristol-Based Tremelo Theatre’s second show, following on from their lo-fi sci-fi black comedy, The Hours Before We Wake, seen at 2016’s Plymouth Fringe Festival.

Without You
Friday 6 – Saturday 7 April  

Patrick Swayze taught me how to love.
Heath Ledger taught me how to love.
Ryan Gosling taught me how to love.

Without You is a one-to-one performance from Plymouth-based theatre maker Brantley Rogers which investigates the influence of popular culture upon our perceptions of love.

Whey Down South
Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 March

Last year’s Lab company, the Narwhal Ensemble, makes a welcome return with Whey Down South, a theatrical quest to preserve the age old tradition of cheese rolling and fight the looming influence of big money. Will the community band together, or will it crumble like a finely aged cheddar?

See Then Again, Sunked and Whey Down South for £18 this season. Alternatively, individual tickets are priced £8 and can be booked online at or by calling the Theatre Royal Plymouth Box Office on 01752 267222.

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