20th Century Boy

Theatre Royal Plymouth

Prior to West End!

20th Century Boy

Inspired by the Life of Marc Bolan


Monday 7 - Saturday 12 July 2014 Download Calendar

The Lyric


Written by Peter Rowe
In association with Gary Lloyd
Based on an original idea by Brian Dunham, Colin Giffin and Nicky Graham.
Music and Lyrics by Marc Bolan

Direction and Choreography by Gary Lloyd

20th Century Boy, the brand new musical inspired by the life of Marc Bolan, explodes onto stage this summer, 37 years after the iconic star’s death. Featuring some of the greatest rock songs ever written, 20th Century Boy tells the story of the life of Marc Bolan and his band T. Rex.

A visual, aural and multimedia feast

The Stage

Rocker, poet, electric warrior, king of glam, godfather of punk, Marc Bolan tried many styles for size in his search to become a superstar. Before his tragic death in 1977, a few days short of his 30th birthday, Bolan lived life at breakneck speed, creating a series of iconic images, a string of number one hits and an army of obsessive fans. The show will be packed will all of T. Rex’s 70s hits, including Ride a White Swan, Metal Guru, Get it On, I Love to Boogie, Children of the Revolution, and of course the title track 20th Century Boy.

Featuring a star cast including:

Sue Jenkins (Brookside/Casualty)
Luke Bailey (Waterloo Road)
Warren Sollars (Mamma Mia!)

A glorious colourful evening which had the audience on its feet and dancing in the aisles

Evening Star

Running time: 2 hours 40 mins approx (inc interval)
Suitable for all ages

Pricing & Concessions

Full price:
£14.70 – £30.20

Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee.

Under 16s, Student, Unwaged, Young Company, ANLO:
£6 off A, B & C (Mon – Thu eves & Sat mat)

Over 60s, Disabled:
£3 off A, B & C (Mon – Thu eves & Sat mat)

Corporate Members:
£5 off A, B & C (Mon – Thu eves)

£4 off A, B & C (Mon 7 Jul)

Friday Fiver for U26s:
£5.70 tickets (on day of performance only)

People’s Company:
£6 off A, B & C (Mon – Thu eves & Sat mat)

Groups of 10+:
£3 off each ticket (Mon – Fri)

Groups of 20+:
£4 off each ticket (Mon – Fri)

Groups of 40+:
£5 off each ticket (Mon – Fri)

School groups of 10+:
£10 tickets (Mon – Wed eves & Thu mat)

Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee. Concessions exclude price band E in The Lyric.