Devoted and Disgruntled in Plymouth

Phelim McDermott’s roadshow comes to Plymouth. 

Thank you very much to David Prescott at Theatre Royal Plymouth for hosting the event at TR2, asking these questions –  great questions, just the stuff I’ve been wrestling with…Looking forward to wrestling with others….in a non-mud bath kind of way….although TR2 is surrounded by muddy river banks so…

Please come to this people, 17th July all day at TR2 in Plymouth (Cattedown) Full invite HERE

David Prescott’s invitation:


An invitation.

I am delighted the Theatre Royal Plymouth is able to bring you the South-West leg of Improbable Theatre’s Devoted & Disgruntled Roadshow, as part of the London 2012 Festival, the culmination of the four year Cultural Olympiad. I found this day long event encourages some of the most exciting, surprising and thought provoking conversations about something that is so central to the cultural well-being of this nation. Theatre.
In a time when we are all experiencing a tightening of our belts and a reduction of funding for the arts, are you satisfied with what’s on offer in Dorset, Devon, Cornwall & Somerset? As I go around this varied and wide-spread region, I see work that often has a regional identity and spirit which, whether deliberately or subconsciously, connects to other people’s stories and experiences in the South West.

Is theatre in the South-West thriving ?
Is there more that binds us than separates us ?
What would you like to see in say Truro, Barnstaple, Exeter, Taunton, Torquay and Plymouth ?
Do you feel cut off from the national scene ?
Is there enough opportunity to join in ?
Should there be more local performance and site-specific based work ?
Do the bigger theatre venues get too much focus and resource ?

In what will be a herculean task, Improbable will be visiting twenty locations around the UK, to give everyone a chance to voice their thoughts and feelings, hopes and passions about theatre in today’s ever changing landscape.

Whether you’re a theatre-goer or theatre-maker, educator or student, we’d like to hear what you have to say. Professional and amateur, we want you all in the same room.

This, I hope, is just the proverbial dipping of the toe before a really enjoyable swim in theatrical waters. You are warmly invited to come along and join us.

David Prescott
Artistic Associate
Theatre Royal Plymouth