Get involved in Beryl Cook Project

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The Theatre Royal Plymouth is about to embark on a large scale community project inspired by the paintings of Beryl Cook, Plymouth’s most famous and influential contemporary artist, and is looking for your help to find the best stories about nights out in the city.

Beryl Cook not only painted the people of Plymouth but managed to capture the life, the heart and the unique spirit of the city. The writer and director of the project is Nick Stimson, who has worked with the Theatre Royal Plymouth previously with NHS The Musical, Union Street and Korczak.

The project launches this March with a series of story gathering sessions and community workshops running up until the summer. These will be used to inspire a truly Plymothian story which will culminate in a People’s Company production in the Drum in February 2013.

The first story gathering sessions will take place on Saturday 31st March between 12noon and 3pm in The Dolphin pub on the Plymouth Barbican, the same pub Beryl Cook used to regularly frequent.

Come and share your stories (or those of others) of nights out in Plymouth – the funny, the daft, the sad and bizarre. Fragments of stories, things you’ve seen or heard about, characters, events, anything truly Plymothian.

All you need do is simply turn up at The Dolphin pub, The Barbican, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2LS (12 noon – 3pm).

Alternatively you can submit your story anonymously online, through

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