Barnfield Theatre

Devon solicitor takes command on stage

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Mon, 10/05/2015 - 12:28pm

A partner of Honiton-based law firm Beviss & Beckingsale is preparing to assume command on stage, playing the Major General in a new production of “The Pirates of Penzance” starting in Exeter this week.

Solicitor Mark Ollier, who lives in Exeter, is reprising the role he’s played twice before, in Seaton for the Testudo Players and in Sidmouth for the town’s Arts Club Operatic Society.

Mark says: “Although I’m a lawyer by day, I love performing to an audience and strutting my stuff on stage. In this role I get to sing the well-known patter song "I am the very model...

Mick Escott: Round The Footlights - The Unofficial Theatre Tour

Authored by Jessikah Hope Stenson
Posted: Tue, 09/29/2015 - 2:05pm

Following Mick Escott’s first two books about Football League Grounds and Anglican Cathedrals, he has taken a step in yet another direction and produced his third book, Round The Footlights: The Unofficial Theatre Tour.

In recognition of Round The Footlights, the Bike Shed Theatre is holding an interactive event on Saturday 10 October at midday, during which Mick will be interviewed. Audience members will be asked to wear stickers representing their personal favourite performance spaces.

From Scotland to the South West, Mick depicts his enjoyment of visiting performance...

Hands Up For Jonny Wilkinson’s Right Boot

Event Date: 
16/10/2015 - 7:30pm to 17/10/2015 - 7:30pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

The rugby world cup has well and truly kicked off, what better way to celebrate it than with Live Wire Theatre’s new stage production, Hands Up for Jonny Wilkinson’s Right Boot? Yes, Live Wire Theatre Company are back at The Barnfield Theatre with every rugby fan’s dream theatre show on 16th – 17th October.

Four actors from Live Wire Theatre Company swap roles at incredible speed to bring some of the greatest rugby players to life in this fast-paced comedy, full of song and physical theatre. Look out for the All-Black’s Haka and, of course, Jonny Wilkinson dropping that famous...

Hands Up for Jonny Wilkinson's Right Boot

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 08/14/2015 - 8:22am

Live Wire Theatre, one of the South West’s foremost theatre companies, has announced a stellar cast for their latest show that they will be staged at The Barnfield Theatre Exeter on Friday and Saturday 16th & 17th October as part of the celebrations for The Rugby World Cup 2015.

Giles Coram, Hannah Douglas, Moira Hunt and George Williams lead a distinguished cast in the intriguingly entitled Hands Up for Jonny Wilkinson's Right Boot which will be touring theatres across the South West during the eight week tournament with the generous support of The Arts Council.


Do you have memories of Barnfield Hall?

Authored by Barnfield Theatre
Posted: Thu, 08/13/2015 - 6:27pm

Historic City Centre Theatre appeals for public memories to add to its free exhibition opening this October.

To celebrate 125 years since the laying of the foundation stone, the Barnfield Theatre is creating a free public exhibition of its varied and fascinating history.

The Theatre building has been used by the Exeter Literary Society, Exeter Camera club, the Rotary Club Military Club, Civil Defence, the Inland Revenue, the GPO and is rumoured to have been the site of an Army communications centre.

Vicki Bowring, marketing assistant for the Theatre said "I...

An Evening with Jo Pavey

Event Date: 
15/01/2015 - 7:30pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Jo Pavey was born in Honiton and is a member of the Exeter Harriers.

Jo is a British long-distance runner. She won the 10,000 m gold medal at the 2014 European Championships in Zürich, ten months after giving birth to her second child, to become the oldest female European champion in history at the age of 40 years and 325 days.

Pavey is a four-time Olympian, having represented Great Britain in every Olympic Games from 2000 to 2012. She is also the 2012 European Championship silver medallist in the 10,000 m and a two-time 5000 m medallist at the Commonwealth Games, winning...

Sleeping Beauty

Event Date: 
07/12/2014 - 2:00pm to 09/12/2014 - 2:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Wonder Productions are pleased to be back at the Barnfield Theatre with this this year’s ALL NEW production of Sleeping Beauty. As..

Once upon a time in a land far, far away, friends and family gather to celebrate the birth of a beautiful Princess, where gifts of beauty, wit and grace are bestowed upon her. But not everyone’s in the mood for celebrating! Cursed by the wicked fairy Poison Ivy, on her 18th birthday she will prick her finger on a spinning wheel and die!

In true pantomime style, the good Fairy offers some hope. She changes the spell to ensure that the Princess...


Event Date: 
27/12/2014 - 7:00pm to 10/01/2015 - 7:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Join ELTC as they celebrate their 60th anniversary with the most magical pantomime of them all Cinderella.

Beautiful young Cinderella is cruelly treated by her jealous Ugly Stepsisters. If she’s to meet her Prince Charming and find true love before the clock strikes midnight, she’ll need all the magic her Fairy Godmother can muster up, along with the help from her best friend Buttons.

So will Cinderella get her fairytale ending? Book your tickets before the clock strikes midnight to find out!

This production promises to be the greatest pantomime of the all. Jam-...

Krater Comedy Club

Event Date: 
26/09/2014 - 8:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Komedia’s multi award-winning Krater Comedy Club is to take up residence at The Barnfield Theatre from Friday 26 September, bringing the best in UK live stand-up comedy to a new audience in Exeter.

Mark Olver:

Stand up comedian and compere at Jester Club and Bristol Comedy Pub. A highly popular comic and TV warm-up artist, having done 3 Edinburgh shows and headlined and compered for all the top clubs in the UK. Olver’s ‘Diary Of A Serial Killer’ won the Best New Show award at Leicester Comedy Festival. “Olver has a great story to tell” – The List “Cheerful and funny” – The...

Jesus the Terrorist? Modern Mark courts controversy....

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:28am

An explosive new production casting Jesus as a rebel leader, and featuring a terrorist strapping a bomb to himself, is set to challenge traditional church goers when it opens this month.

Edgy theatre company Applecart claims the controversial modern day makeover of St Mark’s Gospel: “i am Mark” will rid the story of “its stuffy religious baggage".

Instead they plan to show the Son of God as a revolutionary leader in the dramatic production that features a bomb-laden man counting down the seconds until he blows himself up.

Artistic director Peter Moreton said: “...