Sam Lacey makes shoes that are out of this world. His imagination is huge but his shoe-making business is a disaster! Why would anyone buy a pair of Banana Skin slippers or spend money on shoes for a spider?! Even his neighbour Belinda can’t get him to see sense.
Then, one night, two tiny green visitors climb into his kitchen and start stitching and cutting and snipping and gluing… Sam Lacey is about to get the surprise of a lifetime!
This hilarious re-telling of the much-loved classic tale from the inescapably inventive Stuff and Nonsense is a total delight for all the family, full of wit, charm and surprising puppetry.
Stuff and Nonsense return to Theatre Royal Plymouth with another festive treat, following recent shows The Enormous Turnip, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The 3 Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the 3 Bears and last year’s extraordinarily popular The Gingerbread Man.
Our favourite time of the year is when we see Stuff and Nonsense perform at Theatre Royal Plymouth. Every year we are delighted, surprised and entertained by the clever use of simple staging, the brilliant puppets and magical storytelling. Complete family entertainment that has both the children and adults captivated from start to finish. Highly recommended.
I take my children to the Stuff And Nonsense play every year at Christmas, it has become a family tradition and it never disappoints. Wonderful wonderful storytelling by very talented performers and massively enjoyable for children and their grown ups.
Went to see The Emperor’s New Clothes at Theatre Royal Plymouth with our 3 year-old and Grandparents. Fantastic, she was transfixed, and not too long for her concentration. Amazing use of props and puppetry. Great fun and stress free for parents who were just as glued.
We saw The Emperor’s New Clothes today! My daughter was in the front row laughing her head off, this is the 3rd year we’ve come to see your shows at Plymouth (it’s the highlight of my daughter’s run up to Christmas). Cannot wait to see what you put on next year, this year’s was amazing.
Pricing & Concessions
Peak Performances (Sat 21 Dec 2019 – Sun 05 Jan 2020)
Full price: £13
Non Peak Performances
Full price: £12
(Not available online)
Sat 04 Jan 3.00pm
This special performance is accessible to everyone as we look at how we can reduce the stress that some of the sensory elements of a show can cause by creating a more relaxed environment. Find out more about relaxed performances here.
Dates & Times
|Tuesday 3 Dec||1:30pm||£12.00|
|Thursday 5 Dec||10:30am||£12.00|
|Thursday 5 Dec||1:30pm||£12.00|
|Friday 6 Dec||10:30am||£12.00|
|Friday 6 Dec||1:30pm||£12.00|
|Saturday 7 Dec||11:00am||£12.00|
|Saturday 7 Dec||3:00pm||£12.00|
|Tuesday 10 Dec||10:30am||£12.00|
|Tuesday 10 Dec||1:30pm||£12.00|
|Wednesday 11 Dec||10:30am||£12.00|
|Wednesday 11 Dec||1:30pm||£12.00|
|Thursday 12 Dec||10:30am||£12.00|
|Thursday 12 Dec||1:30pm||£12.00|
|Friday 13 Dec||10:30am||£12.00|
|Friday 13 Dec||1:30pm||£12.00|
|Saturday 14 Dec||11:00am||£12.00|
|Sunday 15 Dec||11:00am||£12.00|
|Sunday 15 Dec||3:00pm||£12.00|
|Tuesday 17 Dec||10:30am||£12.00|
|Tuesday 17 Dec||1:30pm||£12.00|
|Wednesday 18 Dec||10:30am||£12.00|
|Wednesday 18 Dec||1:30pm||£12.00|
|Thursday 19 Dec||10:30am||£12.00|
|Thursday 19 Dec||1:30pm||£12.00|
|Saturday 21 Dec||11:00am||£13.00|
|Saturday 21 Dec||3:00pm||£13.00|
|Sunday 22 Dec||11:00am||£13.00|
|Sunday 22 Dec||3:00pm||£13.00|
|Monday 23 Dec||11:00am||£13.00|
|Monday 23 Dec||3:00pm||£13.00|
|Tuesday 24 Dec||11:00am||£13.00|
|Tuesday 24 Dec||3:00pm||£13.00|
|Friday 27 Dec||11:00am||£13.00|
|Friday 27 Dec||3:00pm||£13.00|
|Saturday 28 Dec||11:00am||£13.00|
|Saturday 28 Dec||3:00pm||£13.00|
|Sunday 29 Dec||11:00am||£13.00|
|Sunday 29 Dec||3:00pm||£13.00|
|Monday 30 Dec||11:00am||£13.00|
|Monday 30 Dec||3:00pm||£13.00|
|Tuesday 31 Dec||11:00am||£13.00|
|Tuesday 31 Dec||3:00pm||£13.00|
|Thursday 2 Jan||11:00am||£13.00|
|Thursday 2 Jan||3:00pm||£13.00|
|Friday 3 Jan||11:00am||£13.00|
|Friday 3 Jan||3:00pm||£13.00|
|Saturday 4 Jan||11:00am||£13.00|
|Saturday 4 Jan||3:00pm||£10.00||Contact Box Office|
|Sunday 5 Jan||11:00am||£13.00|
|Sunday 5 Jan||3:00pm||£13.00|
|Tuesday 7 Jan||10:30am||£12.00|
|Tuesday 7 Jan||1:30pm||£12.00|
|Wednesday 8 Jan||10:30am||£12.00|
|Wednesday 8 Jan||1:30pm||£12.00|
|Thursday 9 Jan||10:30am||£12.00|
|Thursday 9 Jan||1:30pm||£12.00|
|Friday 10 Jan||10:30am||£12.00|
|Friday 10 Jan||1:30pm||£12.00|
|Saturday 11 Jan||11:00am||£12.00|
|Saturday 11 Jan||3:00pm||£12.00|
|Monday 13 Jan||10:30am||£12.00|
|Monday 13 Jan||1:30pm||£12.00|
|Tuesday 14 Jan||10:30am||£12.00|
|Tuesday 14 Jan||1:30pm||£12.00|
|Wednesday 15 Jan||10:30am||£12.00|
|Wednesday 15 Jan||1:30pm||£12.00|
|Thursday 16 Jan||10:30am||£12.00|
|Thursday 16 Jan||1:30pm||£12.00|
|Friday 17 Jan||10:30am||£12.00|
|Friday 17 Jan||1:30pm||£12.00|
|Saturday 18 Jan||11:00am||£12.00|
|Saturday 18 Jan||3:00pm||£12.00|
Tickets on sale to Friends members from Thursday 16th May 2019, to Priority Members from Wednesday 22nd May 2019, to Groups & Schools from Thursday 23rd May 2019, and to General Public from Friday 24th May 2019.
A £1.25 postage fee applies for tickets that are mailed to customers.
Concessionary tickets for Under 16s, Over 60s, Students, Friends, Young Company members and People’s Company members can be purchased online. Members will need to be logged in to the website in order for their concession to apply. Concessions may not apply to all performances – please check the Prices and Concessions tab for detailed information on concessionary tickets and availability.
If you have a membership but have not yet created an online account with us please contact the Box Office on 01752 267222 and we will ensure your membership is associated with your website login for all future bookings.
Full terms and conditions can be found here.