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Sleighing It Festive Show 2021

Saturday, December 18

Shows at 7pm (5+) & 9pm (16+) with an incredible line up of music, stand up, drag, dance, poetry, theatre and burlesque to close 2021 with a big festive, glittery, bang!

This is a Pay What You Decide show (which includes paying £0!)

We know how sh*t hot the talent in Plymouth is and how 2021 hasn’t been quite the year we thought it would, so we’re putting on a festive show at Barbican Theatre to close 2021 with a big festive, glittery, bang!

Sleighing It will feature professional and emerging artists from the Plymouth and Devon/Cornwall area performing in a light hearted festive cabaret style show. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the amazing talent in our little corner of the UK that’s changing the world!

Tickets: Pay What You Decide

You can decide what you would like to pay now by adding a ticket with a value to your cart (on the next screen after), or you can pay after you have seen the show (by choosing a £0 value ticket).

Looking around at other events going on in the city, we estimate that 1 ticket to similar events would cost £12.

There is no ‘right’ answer, we are not attempting to lead you to a specific figure. You can pay £0 for your ticket.


There are 14 performances in total. The 7pm performances are suitable for those aged 5+. The 9pm performances have an age guidance of 16+ as they are more adult (aka naughty/cheeky!) with ‘post-watershed’ content and language.

Week 1 (15-18 Dec) will be hosted by the fabulous, very witty and legendary local drag artist #DorisJohnson and also features Joey Lee (Breakdancing), Milo Cradick Trio (Band), Danielle Coates (Dance), Kate Ferguson (Singer/Musician), Jonathan Mason (Spoken Word) City College Plymouth Dance, Chloe Fear (Dance)
Gozer Goodspeed (Singer/Musician), Love Deluxe (Drag Artist), Kadus Simeon Smith (Hip HopDance), Sal De Bain (Burlesque) Mike Clements (Singer/Musician) ReBels Storytellers (Ghost stories), ReBels Music Ensemble (Music) ReBels Make Your Own Show (Theatre) Digital ReBels (Film) and ReBels ReStage (Cinema Experience)

Week 2 (20-23 Dec) is hosted by the hilarious janner stand up legend Suzy Bennett and features Chloe Carrubba (Singer/Musician/Comedy), Jo Kellan (Poetry), Danielle Coates (Dance), David Arnold (Stand Up) Mercedes Romero Flamenco, Salsa & More ‘Flemenco Vivo’ (Dance), Betty Boom Boom (Burlesque), Jessie Cooper (Singer / Musician), George Donaghy (Dance/Vogue), Adie Dove & Tim Merrifield ‘The Money Game’ (Dance), Leah Ingalll(Comedy) Ellori Richardson (Singer) Helix (Drag Artist) and Violent May (Burlesque)

Wed 15 Dec 7pm
Thu 16 Dec 7pm
Fri 17 Dec 7pm & 9pm
Sat 18 Dec 7pm & 9pm
Mon 20 Dec 7pm & 9pm
Tue 21 Dec 7pm & 9pm
Wed 22 Dec 7pm & 9pm
Thu 23 Dec 7pm & 9pm

Find out more about the line up and acts here.

Book tickets here.

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