Performance: The Great Train Robbery

Image credit: Matt Austin 

  • The House, University of Plymouth, PL4 8AA

Save event

"Inventive and intelligent physical theatre... Wondrously enjoyable." Theatre Bubble 

"An ingenious mix of clowning, physical theatre and wonderful singing." Fringe Review 

Great Train Robbery is a fast paced, physical, family show based on the true event of the infamous robbery of 1963. However our story has one important twist, and tells the tale of four women involved who were written out of the history books.

In the early hours of Thursday 8 August 1963, the heist of the century was under way. Whilst the world was tucked up in bed, 15 men put a finger up to the government and stole 2 million British pounds from Her Majesty’s Royal Mail train. Five days later the first clues were found, the gang was busted and the rest is history. But what about the ones that got away? 

Join the four forgotten females as they leave behind their kitchen-sink lives and embark on a madcap adventure of mischief and mayhem. Using a raucous combination of physical theatre, live music and clowning, Scratchworks will unfold the untold tale of the unlikely female four.

Developed with support from Arts Council England and Beaford Arts, the show has toured widely in the UK to venues including Salisbury Playhouse, New Diorama and Greenwich Theatre. The show was awarded VAULT 2017's 'Festival Spirit Award' and nominated for IYAF: Best of Brighton Fringe Award 2017.

This performance is suitable for children aged 7 and above. 

Date: Wednesday 12 February
Time: 19:30 – 20:45
Venue: The House
Ticket information: £10 /£7 for Concessions /free to UoP students via SPiA

PFebruary 2020N
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 1

Today's events

<p>Scratchworks Theatre&nbsp;</p>
<p>Scratchworks Theatre&nbsp;</p>
<p>Scratchworks Theatre&nbsp;</p>
Event photography and video
Please be aware that some of the University of Plymouth's public events may be attended by University photographers and videographers, for capturing content to be used in University online and offline marketing and promotional materials, for example webpages, brochures or leaflets. If for whatever reason, you or a member of your group, do not wish to be photographed, please make yourself known to staff working at the event on arrival or to the photographer.