The Best in UK live stand up, every month at The Barnfield.
An exciting partnership begins this autumn – The Barnfield will host Komedia’s Krater Comedy Club. The Krater Comedy Club has run for 15 years at Komedia Brighton and five years at Komedia Bath. In that time it has hosted the biggest names UK comedy and Komedia has won more Chortle Comedy Awards for the Best Venue than any UK operator (eclipsing even The Comedy Store). From this Autumn Komedia’s Krater Comedy Club will extend to a third city becoming a monthly fixture in Exeter at The Barnfield.
‘W-A-V-E – WHEN ART VALIDATES EMOTION - A collection of compositions…emotionally charged and dynamic…exploring the peaks and depths of our experiences. Expect soft and lyrical to explosive sounds; brought to life in jazz trio form.’
W-A-V-E present original music blurring the edges of composition and improvisation. Fresh and individual sounds due to...
In 1973 a record was released which would bridge the generation gap and become a rock anthem to both young and old – ’20th Century Boy’ was written and composed by Marc Bolan, who with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic of the original glam rock era. With Bolan’s special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs throughout the 1970s including ‘Telegram Sam’ and ‘Jeepster’ he was able to obtain what would be yet another Top 20 record later in 1976 that has since become one of the most memorable and everlasting signature tunes, ‘I Love to Boogie’.
JIMMY JEWELL for Ladida Productions in association with The Production Exchange present ‘Sikes & Nancy’ by Charles Dickens performed by James Swanton
Charles Dickens adapted ‘Sikes and Nancy’ from the grislier material in Oliver Twist. It became the most notorious of his legendary Public Readings; a masterpiece of high Gothic melodrama. Audiences were shocked into silence. Women would scream and faint. ‘I shall tear myself to pieces,’ Dickens vowed before one performance. He surely did – it is now thought that the strain of ‘The Murder’ hastened Dickens’s early death.
Exeter Barnfield Theatre announce the programme for September
10-13 September- Exeter Little Theatre Company presents Michael Frayn’s Noises Off. From a disastrous dress rehearsal, a sleep-deprived touring company of actors perform their fictional farce, Nothing On. Where the cast fumble their entrances and exits, to bothersome props, too many sardines and a final performance of missed cues and forgotten lines, Noises Off explores the explosive personal relationships that lead to off-stage shenanigans and on-stage bedlam.
The New Jersey Boys – a musical tribute to the West End stage show.
If you are a fan of the West End show The Jersey Boys then don’t miss the chance to see where it all began with the New Jersey Boys who will take you back to that magical time when four boys from the wrong side of the track in New Jersey, USA invented their own unique sound and became one of the most successful bands of all time.
Featuring all the hits including Walk like a Man, Sherry, Big Girls don’t Cry and many more. Clint Eastwood’s recently released film The Jersey Boys has heightened the public’s...
To celebrate their 60th anniversary, the Exeter Little Theatre Company staged its own adaption of The Great Gatsby. The play, which was directed by Daniel McLoughin, was performed at the Barnfield Theatre from 10-14 June. I was lucky enough to see it performed on its final showing.
The Great Gatsby, set in the 1920's jazz age, tells the story of self- made millionaire Jay Gatsby. Mr Gatbsy seemingly has it all, but there is one thing he does not have. The love of his life Daisy Buchanan. The Great Gatsby sees Jay persue Daisy no matter what the cost...
The Westbrook Trio is the longest established of all Mike Westbrook’s ensembles. Its mix of composition, song and improvisation has been at the heart of many Westbrook projects. From the early ‘80s Kate, Mike and Chris have continued to perform regularly throughout Europe as well as touring in Canada, Australia and the Far East. Their latest album ‘Three Into Wonderful’ charts three decades of creativity, travelling and recording.
The swinging sounds of the big band came into fashion in the 1930′s and still continues to excite generations of music lovers as demonstrated by AJ’s Big Band who are keeping the flame alive in the 21st century.
The popular 17 piece returns to the Barnfield Theatre stage for another packed programme of swing and jazz classics alongside some more contemporary pieces.
The combination of new and exciting arrangements will blend seamlessly with the all time favourites from Miller, Goodman, Ellington and other giants of the screen era.