Theatre Royal Plymouth

Wildfire Critics’ Choice Award winner


Plymouth's perfect, alternative Christmas night out


Wednesday 2 - Saturday 19 December 2015 Download Calendar

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Be sure to check out our Exclusive Meal and Ticket Packages for Gloriator!


“I hooted, I snorted. I exploded with such mirth that the tears streamed down my face” – Stroud News and Journal

A hilarious new show revealing just what happens when a glamorous French actress and her hapless assistant stage their own version of Hollywood blockbuster Gladiator.

Inventive, physical and very silly, Gloriator was created by French/English female comedy duo Spitz & Co. with the help of Spymonkey’s Aitor Basauri and Publick Transport’s Angus Barr. It won the Critics’ Choice Award at Exeter Ignite and was originally developed as part of Bristol Old Vic’s Ferment.

“Gloriator has all the ingredients for an hour of laughter. Perfect for a family night out, its fast-paced fun will keep even the most fidgety five-year-old entertained.”Western Morning News

“Belly-achingly funny” – Gloucester Citizen

“Catch them now before they’re selling out the Albert Hall” – Mel Giedroyc, Woman’s Weekly Magazine

“Gloriator may be the funniest thing I’ve ever seen” – David Lockwood, Director of The BikeShed Theatre in Exeter

“You HAVE to see Gloriator”Le Navet Bete

Running Time: approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes

Recommended for everyone aged 7+

Pricing & Concessions

Full price:

All concessions:

Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee.


Belly-achingly funny

Gloucester Citizen

I hooted. I snorted. I exploded with such mirth that the tears streamed down my face.

Stroud News & Journal

Catch them now before they’re selling out the Albert Hall

Mel Giedroyc, Woman’s Weekly Magazine


Bridport News

Meal Package

Make the most of your evening – exclusive Gloriator Christmas Meal and Ticket Packages

Book a ticket, two course meal and glass of wine for £35 (or £30 concession). Arrive any time from 5.30pm, enjoy your two course meal from the option below, and laugh yourself silly at the wildly inventive and hilarious Gloriator.

Booking your package online is simple: go to ‘Dates and Times’ above, click the ‘Book Tickets’ button on the performance you with to attend before selecting the ‘Ticket + 2 Course Meal and glass of wine’ option when prompted. 10th, 11th and 12th – SOLD OUT.

Enjoy two courses from the following menu:


Winter soup of the day (GF V)
Pear, date & walnut salad with stilton dressing (GF V)
Chicory & apple salad with grilled goat’s cheese & cranberry dressing (GF V)


Roast turkey with homemade cider & bacon stuffing, chipolatas in streaky bacon, parsnips, roast potatoes & braised red cabbage
Winter festive pie with leeks, mushrooms, lentils, cranberry & chestnuts & roasted new potatoes with rosemary & garlic (V)
Honey roast horse shoe ham, free range eggs, handcut chips, pickles & dips
Roasted sweet potato, curried lentils topped with coconut yogurt and parsnip crisps (GF V)


Spiced fruit crème brûlée (GF V)
Slice of mince pie with clotted cream
Flourless rich chocolate slice (GF V)

Please note: this offer is not availabke on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th December due to private functions in the restaurant.