A Theatre Royal Plymouth production

Clockwork Canaries

by Christopher William Hill


Thursday 22 February - Saturday 10 March 2018 Download Calendar

The Drum


It is an ill-omened day when Tatiana Dressler pulls a drowning cat from the surging waters of the River Schwartz.

Tatiana’s father, a struggling inventor, has designs on the unfortunate feline, naming the cat Count Frederick Sebastian and setting to work on an ingenious contraption to humanise the creature. The cat is of a murderous disposition, developing a taste for a neighbour’s prized canaries – but canary slaughter is not the only suspicious activity being investigated at the Dressler residence. Death-fixated Tatiana fears the worst is just around the corner.

Full of sinister secrets, improbable inventions and murderous mayhem, this blood-thirsty comedy comes from the author of the UK Theatre Award-winning Mister Holgado.

A play for adults but suitable for brave children aged 8+
Running time: approx 2 hrs incl 15 min interval

Post show talks
Wed 28 Feb & Wed 07 Mar
Your chance to ask questions to the cast and creative team about how the production was created. No booking necessary.

Meet the writer, Christopher William Hill:

Hear some of the cast talk about rehearsals so far:

Pricing & Concessions

Preview Performances (Thu 22- Sat 25 Feb)

All Performances


Pre-show Insight Session

An interactive pre-show session that offers a unique insight into the creative process behind Clockwork Canaries. Featuring the cast and creative team behind the show, our pre-show insight session is perfect for anyone interested in the process of how we make new theatre happen.

Who’s it for?
Anyone who will be watching the production of Clockwork Canaries. Ideal for A-level and university groups and industry professionals.

Pre-show insights will be held in the Drum Theatre on the following dates:
Wednesday 28th February 5pm-5.45pm
Wednesday 7th March 5pm-5.45pm

For more information please contact us
ben.lyon-ross@theatreroyal.com, 01752 230312