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31st May 2022 Devonport Guildhall Performance
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This short play is about the people and stories of Devonport town between the building of its Guildhall and Column in the 1820s until the amalgamation of Devonport, Stonehouse, and Plymouth in 1914.

From the unlikely Discovery of Neptune to the remarkable work of Aggie Weston, this short play has been written by Michael Deacon, a final year theatre directing student at Plymouth University for his final degree show.

Using historical research, local books, poetry, and music, he has crafted together this series of short stories to tell a larger story, about the history of this amazing town.

Michael fell in love with Devonport when he staged a production of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler here last year. When he thought about putting on the final production of his degree, he was keen to learn more about this place.

The piece uses actors in their final year of training at Plymouth Conservatoire. This production is a festival style performance, designed to be accessible to the residents of Devonport and Plymouth as part of the IGNITE Festival of Creativity.

As a student-production it is a starting point for a potentially larger project around the history of the area and as a jumping off point for more heritage theatre work.

The performance is FREE to attend at Devonport Guildhall with a performance at 3pm and 6pm on Tuesday 31st May 2022.

The performance will last approximately 30 – 40 minutes.

Please pre-book below.

Event Dates

Date Time Venue Info
Tue 31st May 3:00pm Main Hall Available
Tue 31st May 6:00pm Main Hall Available

Travel Information

Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Devonport, Plymouth, PL1 4EL

You can walk, drive, cycle or use public transport to Devonport Guildhall. You’ll find us at the top of Ker Street in Devonport.

Drive: Plymouth’s City centre is a short 6-minute car journey away. If travelling from Cornwall take the Tamar Bridge, A38, A3064 and B3396 to George St in Devonport then take the turning for Ker Street. There are also alternative routes from the Tamar Ferry.

There is plenty of on street parking in the local area, we do however ask that visitors are respectful of local residents requiring parking and access their homes.

Bus routes: The following buses have routes that pass near Devonport Guildhall: 21, 21A, 34.

Train: Devonport train station is a 20 minute walk or 5 minutes by car, and Plymouth station is a short bus or car journey, or around 40 minutes on foot.

Additional Information

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