Your guide to What's On this weekend

Mary Youlden
Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Friday, January 11, 2019 - 11:59pm

Your guide to what’s on in and around Exeter this weekend (11-13 January):


Dick Whittington
Friday & Saturday, America Hall, Pinhoe, Exeter
Enjoy the adventures of the brave hero as he travels the road from rags to riches  with his trusty cat. There is music, song, dance and laughter for all the family in this latest fun production by Pinhoe Pantomime Society.

Panto on the Prairie
Shaftesbury Theatre, Dawlish
Dawlish  Rep takes you to the Wild West! Calamity Jane (the Dame) emigrates from England to the American Wild West, expecting to share in her brother’s goldmines, but instead she ends up being kidnapped by a band of Mexican Bandits who are working for an Indian called Geronimo. Geronimo also plans to unseat Chief Talking Bull, lover of the fast-food hi-tech world of the paleface, and declare all-out war. But an unlikely alliance between the disillusioned Bandits, the outlaws Angelina and Jolie and Texas Ranger Clint Westwood, make sure things don't go according to Geronimo's plan. The panto runs until 19 January.


Beyond the Barricade - 20th Anniversary Tour
Saturday, Exeter Northcott
The UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour features past principal performers from Les Miserables. Featuring David Fawcett (Valjean), Andy Reiss (Enjolras & Resident Director for the National Tour of Les Miserables), Katie Leeming (Eponine) and Poppy Tierney (Cosette), together with a live band who capture the feel of the original orchestrations of the chosen musicals. Beyond the Barricade gives musical theatre songs a bold concert format treatment – but with the conviction and intention to deliver the material as if the audience are watching the original performance.

Idles DJ Set
Friday, Exeter Phoenix
Joe Talbot (vocals of Idles) spans the decades of alternative, cool indie and punk hits. Support comes from two of the best upcoming indie bands in the area – Heavy Lungs and Spitting Blood.

Hells Bells
Saturday, Exmouth Pavilion
The band play material from both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras and cover four decades of classic, no nonsense, foot-stomping Rock n’ Roll!   Hells Bells always deliver the full AC/DC concert experience from the blistering screams of the vocals, the duck-walks, the pounding rhythm & bass and the frenzied schoolboy antics to the booming cannons and pyrotechnics at the finale.

Indie Club – landspeeder + Guests
Saturday, Exeter Cavern, Queen Street, Exeter
Live bands followed by DJs playing the best in Indie Club.  LANDSPEEDER former members of Reuben, The Mandelbrot Set, F.O.N.D., Electric Orange, Strawberry Fields and Bubba Doc, now hiding out in North Devon and still making an unholy racket.


Medieval Evening Tour
Friday & Saturday, Exeter Cathedral
Join guide Lindsay, who will walk you back in time to the most active period of Exeter Cathedral’s history during the Middle Ages. Characters will appear before you to tell you their stories, which will be accompanied by music and incense to heighten the senses and create the atmosphere of the past. Welcome drinks on arrival. Tour starts at 6:30pmTickets £20, booking essential. Telephone 01392 285983 or book online.

Coffee Morning
Saturday, The Blackmore Theatre, Exmouth
The Exmouth Players hold coffee mornings on the second Saturday of each month from 9.30am until noon. Join them  for tea, coffee and some very lovely home-made cakes. There will be a raffle and books, cards, DVDs and much more for sale.

Met Opera Live: Adriana Lecouvreur (12A)
Saturday, Exeter Picture House, Barhtolomew Street, Exeter
For the first time at the Met, soprano Anna Netrebko sings the role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the 18th-century actress whose real-life intrigues inspired Cilea’s tragic opera. Adriana is adored by many but loves only Maurizio, sung by tenor (Piotr Beczała), who adores her in return. Maurizio desperately tries to extricate himself from his previous lover, the Princess deof Bouillon— mezzo-soprano (Anita Rachvelishvili). When the princess discovers that Adriana is her rival, she takes desperate measures of her own. In this new production directed by Sir David McVicar, the action is partially set in a working replica of a baroque theatre.

Ludwell Community Orchard tree planting
Sunday, Community Orchard, Ludell Valley Park, Exeter 
Everyone is welcome to go along to a relaxed, friendly morning planting fruit and nut trees in the community orchard. Help or just to go along and see what they're up to! There'll be hot drinks and cakes which will be free for volunteers, available for a donation to others.

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