Barnfield Theatre

The Tell Tales

Event Date: 
08/11/2019 - 8:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Gather round, there's a story to be told.

The Tell Tales is a brand new storytelling show for adults, exploring folk tales from across the globe. This piece of innovative new theatre immerses the audience in the magical worlds of tall tales and fantastical adventures. The storytellers cleverly weave a tapestry of myths and legends from the threads of yarns old and new. Come and be wrapped up by this group of first class raconteurs.

The Tell Tales is a ragtag bunch of storytellers led by Paul Andrew and Minnie Wilkinson. Between them, they have worked on a wide range of...

Tales From a Haunted Bookshop

Event Date: 
19/10/2019 - 3:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Brand new Halloween show comes to Exeter!

Why, hello there and welcome to the Haunted Bookshop. Come in, come in, take a seat, make yourself at home... and prepare yourself for a spooky show of terrible tales, scary stories and gruesome goings on! Meet the mysterious shopkeeper and the enigmatic Quoath but watch out for the ghosts! A weird and wonderful show for ages 8-12 and adventurous adults.

From the makers of Science Adventures and Jack’s Frosty Stories, Coppice Theatre, comes another delightful storytelling show featuring puppets, music and adventure! Suitable for...

Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca'

Event Date: 
18/10/2019 - 7:30pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Our Star Theatre Company is thrilled to present its new production of Daphne du Maurier’s masterpiece, Rebecca, which conjures Cornish romance and theatrical magic.

Following the mysterious death of his first wife, Maxim de Winter returns to Manderley with his young bride. Surrounded by memories of the glamorous Rebecca, the new Mrs de Winter is consumed by jealousy. She sets out to uncover the secrets of the house and a past fiercely guarded by the sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers.

Our take on this literary classic will delight and devastate all in one with use of music,...


Event Date: 
11/10/2019 - 8:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

“I should have mentioned it before, my Mum, she, last year, she passed”.

James is suffocated by his past. Heather is focusing on the nursery. Based on true events, this is one couple’s journey through bereavement, love, grief, pregnancy, superheroes and enforced pen maintenance. It deals with the importance of talking about how you feel and not letting your past determine your future. From award nominated Sheepish Productions, this is an intimate and gripping story about life and death, developed in association with Cruse Bereavement Care.

“…brilliant show. Moving, real,...

William Shakespeares Macbeth

Event Date: 
07/09/2019 - 7:30pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Performing an award winning version of William Shakespeare's original unabridged text, the award-winning South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company, bring this drama to life in an all-new production. This classic tale of ambition, destiny and murder takes place in the near future, dramatized across a post-WW3 landscape, performed by a strong team of local professional actors.

This show was performed in Jan/ Feb 2019, to five star reviews and has won an award at New Yorks Long Island Theatre Awards.

Winners of the 2017 Epic Award for England, an annual national award for...

ELTC presents: The Comedy of Errors

Event Date: 
10/07/2018 - 7:30pm to 14/07/2018 - 7:30pm
The Barnfield Theatre

All A-bard!

Exeter Little Theatre Company (ELTC) prepare to bring the laughs in The Comedy of Errors.

Set sail for Greece with Exeter Little Theatre Company (ELTC) this July as it brings to life William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors.

The Barnfield Theatre will transform into the Greek city of Ephesus, a summer destination where crowds can enjoy a perfect evening of entertainment and laughs.

Meet Egeon (played by Andrew Mimmack), a merchant of the rival city Syrcause after being caught upon Ephesus’ shores and is facing execution unless he pays a huge...

TV and radio stars open Exeter Rep

Authored by Exeter-Rep
Posted: Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:14am

BAFTA-nominated Dani Harmer, and Archers legend Graham Seed open Exeter Rep's season with ' Twelfth Night', running 7th to 24th February at the intimate Barnfield Theatre.

Dani played the hugely popular Tracy Beaker from 2002 to 2012 in the CBBC programmes T he Story of Tracy Beaker, Tracy Beaker Returns and Tracey Beaker Survival Files . Her stage credits also include The Who's Tommy in the West End and the title character in Peter. Dani competed in the tenth series of Strictly Come Dancing , and reached the grand final, finishing in fourth place.

Graham Seed is best known...

REVIEW: Beauty and the Beast, Exeter Barnfield Theatre

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 01/03/2018 - 4:15pm

Can You Keep a Secret?

In Beauty and the Beast, this season’s pantomime at the Barnfield Theatre, Exeter Little Theatre Company deliver a festive theatrical treat which manages to combine the traditional with the contemporary and acting grass roots with the professional.

Songs, dancing, live music, jokes, audience engagement all ensured the multi-generational crowd headed home feeling fully satisfied in the entertainment stakes. Which is a job well done by all who make up ELTC.

Whilst Beauty and the Beast is one of the cannons of pantomimes we all know and love, it...

The Bideford Witches

Event Date: 
28/07/2016 - 7:30pm to 30/07/2016 - 7:30pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

‘The Bideford Witches’

Temperance Lloyd, Susannah Edwards and Mary Trembles of Bideford were the last three women to be executed for witchcraft in Great Britain. High Wall Theatre present a striking retelling of their incredible true story. We imagine how in 1682, when witch trials were no longer a common occurrence in this country, three women came to be seen as a disturbing threat to the community they had once been part of. Follow Susannah and Mary, taken from famine-struck Bideford to Exeter gaol, then tried and hanged at Heavitree in a sequence of events with poignant and...

Love Labours Won Tour

Authored by Georgina Bolam
Posted: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:52pm

Love Labours Won, written by R J W Smith, is a Shakespearean style comedy set in a pub in 2016. The play follows two rugby boys and their long suffering girlfriends when a travelling theatre troupe comes to town.

The play has won both Edinburgh and Hollywood fringe awards and Avant’s run at the start of the year had fantastic reviews on National Theatre Wales TEAM Critical Chinwag.

Avant are a forward thinking company and we decided to perform Love Labours Won as our nod to celebrate Shakespeare 400, the play is a modern interpretation of Shakespeare and allowed for a...