Some Call It Home (POSTPONED)

Theatre Royal Plymouth and the University of Plymouth Arts Institute regret to confirm that due to the UK government's recent guidance regarding Covid-19, Some Call it Home will not occur next week. Though we intend to find a suitable new date for the performances, we are not able to confirm it at this stage and we'll therefore be contacting you directly to arrange a refund.

  • The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, PL1 2TR

  • The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, PL1 2TR

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The Arts Institute, in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth, presents Some Call It Home. Join us for this provocative multimedia music drama that brings to the stage conflicting perspectives of our uneasy relationship with the land – our home, our planet.

With live music and international star soloists, this hard-hitting work of art – part of the Mayflower 400 commemorations – explores how we have shaped human destiny across time by bringing to life pivotal events involving our relationship to our land from 1620 to the present.


We knew the world would not be the same.
A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent.

J. Robert Oppenheimer



The University’s Music Director, Robert Taub, has commissioned two internationally recognised composers to write the musical score: Jonathan Dawe (NYC) and Jane O’Leary, a direct descendant of Mayflower passenger Richard Warren. An ensemble comprised of musicians from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Grammy-nominated baritone Randall Scarlata, and Grammy Award winner English soprano Deborah York will bring this scintillating musical drama to life.

  • Running time: 1hr 15mins, followed by a 45 minute post-show discussion
    (panel includes Dr Sana MurraniProfessor Iain Stewart and Ben Taub, foreign correspondent at The New Yorker magazine, along with artist members of the cast)
  • Date: Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 March 2020
  • Time: 19:30–21:30
  • Venue: Theatre Royal Plymouth
  • Price: £14–£18 (concessions available). Students: £10


Created, produced, and directed by Robert Taub.

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The story behind Some Call It Home

“This combination of spectacular music, extraordinary video, and compelling performances is unique. It promises to be an unforgettable evening that is intense, thoughtful, beautiful, and uplifting.”

Robert Taub reveals the artistic process behind the creation of his multimedia music drama and its relationship to the narrative of the Mayflower journey.

Find out more about Some Call It Home


Mayflower 400

2020 commemorates the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's pioneering voyage to America in 1620. The University is working in partnership to commemorate this historic voyage.

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A Musica Viva Concert Series event 

The newly-created Musica Viva Concert Series brings internationally acclaimed performers to our Plymouth community to inspire, educate, challenge, and unite audiences by presenting world-class musicians in public concert performances, open rehearsals, and informal talks. 

Musica Viva sets the highest standards of artistic excellence with compelling performances that enrich the lives of the widest possible audience – including students – and provide a contextual, comprehensive approach to programming that enables greater musical understanding and appreciation.

 

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