Entertainment & Reviews

Exeter’s Maritime History in Pictures, Song and Stories!

In March this year two of Exeter’s best known heritage organisations will be collaborating to support a unique event at the Exeter Custom House. Exeter Red Coat Guides and Exeter Canal and Quay Trust will present, The Inland Haven, which will bring to life tales of Exeter’s harbour and its links to the sea.

Once Exeter’s economic powerhouse, much of the story of the city’s maritime past has been forgotten - but what a story it was! An amazing cast of ‘salty’ characters have had connections with Exeter. Famous captains and admirals; infamous mutineers and smugglers; the fabulously...

New play co-created with people living in the South West shows long history of LGBT loneliness in the region

A new play co-created by people living in the South West shows the long history of LGBTQIA+ loneliness and belonging in the region.

Mistreatment and marginalisation from society has meant LGBTQIA+ communities have created their own spaces for solidarity, creativity, and dialogue.

The Beat of Our Hearts , written by South West-based playwright Natalie McGrath, will be staged as part of LGBT History Month in February.

Project lead, Dr Charlotte Jones from the University of Exeter, worked with organisations and individuals in the South West to develop and stage the...

Mulan comes to Exeter for Chinese New Year

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/18/2022 - 9:45pm

Red Dragonfly Productions bring the real story behind the legendary Chinese woman warrior that inspired Disney’s films to Exeter's Northcott Theatre on 12 February 2022, in time for the year of the Tiger.

But don't expect a fluffy Disney tale here, this Mulan is visceral. She is a warrior, a fighter, a woman who survived in a very male world for ten years without discovery. There is no perfect make-up, no singing animals, just a gritty story of a soldier.

Theatre company Red Dragonfly has been making East-Asian stories accessible to a British and international audience...

Students at Queen Elizabeth's School in Crediton are back on stage in The Wiz!

We are delighted to be bringing super soul musical The Wiz to the stage next month!

The Wiz is a musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown and a retelling of L. Frank Baum's children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

QE Drama Hall, Western Road, Crediton EX17 3LU

Tuesday 1st February - Saturday 5th February 7.30pm ( Saturday matinee 2.30pm)

Adults £12, Students £10

Grab your tickets while you can, via our libraries on 01363 778365

Cast announced for world premiere of new comedy, Sheila’s Island by Tim Firth UK Tour

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 01/12/2022 - 10:48pm

Olivier Award winner Sara Crowe (Private Lives, Aldwych Theatre; Calendar Girls the Musical, UK Tour and West End; Four Weddings and a Funeral), Eastern Eye Award winner Rina Fatania (Waking/Walking, Kiln Theatre; Dead Dog in a Suitcase, UK and International tour), Judy Flynn (The Brittas Empire, BBC; Dinnerladies, BBC), and Abigail Thaw (Endeavour, ITV) have been cast in Yvonne Arnaud’s production of Sheila’s Island by Tim Firth (Calendar Girls, Kinky Boots, The Band).

This sparkling, sharp-witted new comedy, which is on stage at Exeter Northcott, 22-26 February, is akin to The...

M47 rocks the Bahamas - setting their sights on the rest of the world

M47, a new alternative rock band from The Bahamas, has just released their debut single "Hints", available on all streaming platforms and online retailers.

The group was founded in October 2021 by singer, songwriter and guitarist Ash Algreen and producer, songwriter and bassist Gavin Knowles. Gavin is a former Exeter College student.

Gavin, a nominated Hollywood In Music Media Awards Record Producer, was raised between The Bahamas and Devon. An electronic dance music producer, much of his work is in International Film/TV Libraries. His music has appeared on Fox TV, CW...

Major exhibition on Devon’s links with transatlantic slavery to open at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery in January 2022

Exeter City Council’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) has announced a major new exhibition exploring the museum and Devon’s links with the Transatlantic Slave Trade in early 2022.

In Plain Sight: Transatlantic slavery and Devon will investigate aspects of Devon and Exeter’s relationship with the Transatlantic Slave Trade that are all around us, but for some remain ‘hidden in plain sight’. Using RAMM’s collections and the expertise of many contributors, it aims to shed light on this hidden history.

The exhibition is the result of research that began...

How to choose an online betting website

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Sat, 12/18/2021 - 6:38am

When you want to get into the world of online betting and choose a website from which you can place your bets, it is important that you ake your time to select the one which is right for you. There are plenty of different things to take into consideration when it comes to picking one. This article aims to take a closer look at a few things you should think about.

Ensure it is a trusted site

Just like any other type of website in which you are going to be putting your credit card details and other personal information, you need to ensure that it is legitimate and will process your...

How to entertain yourself after Covid

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Thu, 12/16/2021 - 8:11am

Covid-19 measures brought the world to a standstill. Industry stopped and only services that were deemed essential were allowed to function. Slowly the world has opened again and despite the rise of various variants of the virus, the world is turning and you need to get out in it.

If the lockdowns drove you nuts for one reason or another, here are some ideas to get you back out there.

Go for a Meal

Hospitality was hit hard during the lockdowns with many venues going out of business. According to Sky News , over 10,000 hospitality venues closed for good as a result of the...

What theatre performances to see in the UK

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Tue, 12/14/2021 - 6:22am

As a result of lifting pandemic-related restrictions, the maximum number of people permitted to attend performances climbed. Even though theaters and viewers can breathe in relief, tickets for many performances continue to be tough to purchase. Only services like CheapoTicketing still provide tickets for many hard-to-get performances.

Many people speculate about the potential of the theater's destruction for several years. Even if there is a widespread fallacy (or idea) that all theater art will eventually come to an end, it is simple to comprehend why people still go there. The...

Beauty & the Beast - Exeter's only professional panto

Exeter Corn Exchange was one of just a handful of venues that was able to present a professional pantomime in 2020, and its acclaimed production of 'The Wizard of Oz' ran safely and with great joy for 32 performances until the run was ended abruptly by the sudden imposition of national lockdown.

Once again this year, all fingers are crossed that 'Beauty and the Beast'- Exeter's only professional pantomime- will be able to complete its scheduled performances and bring all the traditional family fun we need in 2021.

Husband and wife team Ian Berry and Tanya Euridge have used...