Classical

Dartington Community Choir show their trademark performance energy (review)

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Dartington Community Choir

Bach’s B Minor Mass is a difficult work for any choir to tackle, and when there is an enforced change of musical director just weeks from the performance, this could signal a recipe for disaster.
 
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Plymouth Symphony Orchestra play to their strengths with rousing performances

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Amateur orchestras often face the dilemma of whether to include a concerto-type work in their programmes. A soloist can add to a concert’s appeal, but equally puts an additional strain on already tight budgets.
 
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Comedy

Sarah Millican's Outsider tour brings its cardie to Plymouth Pavilions

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Sarah Millican

Plymouth Pavilions have announced that Sarah Millican is returning with her Outsider tour.

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Theatre

Powerful tale of friendship and innocence The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas at Theatre Royal, Plymouth (news)

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110 Jabez Cheeseman as Bruno and Colby Mulgrew as Shmuel

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas: Jabez Cheeseman as Bruno and Colby Mulgrew as Shmuel

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is an emotive tale of an unlikely friendship between two innocent boys, and The Children’s Touring Partnership’s production will be at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth.

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Art

9 sculptors share their work in Conversations at Harbour House, Kingsbridge (news)

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Pip Unwin's Tiger Ham

Pip Unwin’s Tiger Ham

Harbour House in Kingsbridge is the venue for an exhibition of sculpture by nine members of the South West Sculptors Association.

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Theatre

'Meat and greet': Dinosaur Zoo is coming to Plymouth (news)

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Dinosaur Zoo Credit Robert Day

Fresh from its success at the Edinburgh Festival and following a UK and international autumn tour, West End hit show Dinosaur Zoo is back by popular demand this spring for its fourth major UK tour and it’s heading for Plymouth.

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Festivals

Ocean Colour Scene confirmed for Plymouth Volksfest! (news)

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Ocean Colour Scene by Joe Wilworth

Ocean Colour Scene by Joe Wilworth

Britpop chart-toppers Ocean Colour Scene are the latest act confirmed for this year’s Volksfest at Newnham Park, Plymouth.

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Fittingly poignant performance of Verdi’s Requiem by Plymouth Philharmonic Choir (review)

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Plymouth Philharmonic Choir, with composer Verdi (left) and former Director of Music and President Philip Liddicoat (right)

Plymouth Philharmonic Choir, with composer Verdi (left) and former Director of Music and President Philip Liddicoat (right)

When Plymouth Philharmonic Choir started rehearsing Verdi’s Requiem, little did they realise that the performance itself would be dedicated to the memory of former Director of Music and President Philip Liddicoat.

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Gigs

Squeeze From The Cradle To The Grave tour at Plymouth Pavilions

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Squeeze, the enduring British pop act whose songs have tenderly and wittily chronicled life and love stretching across four decades, are to play an extensive UK tour in the autumn – their first, as a band, for three years.

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Theatre

Psychological thriller The Business of Murder unravels at the Exeter Northcott Theatre (news)

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The Business of Murder

Middle Ground Theatre Company is presenting The Business of Murder – the acclaimed psychological thriller from the pen of Richard Harris (The Sweeney, A Touch Of Frost, The Avengers) which enjoyed a successful nine-year run in the West End – at the Exeter Northcott Theatre.

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