Barnfield Theatre

When Peggy Met Ella

Event Date: 
27/09/2013 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

This brand new show features two of the UK’s most accomplished jazz singers, Sarah Moule and Shireen Francis. The Ladies’ individual singing careers have seen them perform sell-out shows at Ronnie Scott’s Club, the Royal Festival Hall, on BBC Radio 2‘s Friday Night Is Music Night, and in theatres, jazz clubs and festivals throughout the UK.

Here, they come together for the first time to celebrate their musical icons, Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald with anecdotes and personal interpretations of their signature songs in a wonderful programme of classic jazz. The Ladies’ exuberant mix...

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography comes to the Barnfield Theatre

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 08/05/2013 - 6:39am

Award-winning theatre company, Live Wire Theatre, bring their 5 Star production of Jane Eyre: An Autobiography to The Barnfield Theatre Exeter on 11 and 12 October, following the production’s critically acclaimed sell-out preview week in July at The Rondo Theatre Bath.

Described by The British Theatre Guide as a “first class performance in what is undoubtedly a first class production” Dougie Blaxland’s adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s Gothic classic stars Bristol’s own Ali Campbell whose performance in the title role was highlighted by The Bath Chronicle as “rivalling anything I...

Edge Comedy Club: Dan Thomas

Event Date: 
03/08/2013 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Headlining this month’s Edge Comedy Club is Dan Thomas who is an award winning Welsh comic who is now performs at all the UK’s high profile venues such as The Glee Clubs, Highlights, The Comedy Store, Komedia among others. He has also made appearances at several festivals including Green Man.

In 2011, Dan was hand chosen to support Russell Kane on his national tour of the Perrier Award winning show “Smokescreens and Castles” and also toured with Russell on his last “Manscaping” tour.

As well as stand up, Dan works as a TV warm up artiste for several shows, including Channel...

Dennis Ellsworth

Event Date: 
17/07/2013 - 3:30pm
Venue: 
Clifford Room, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Dennis has grown into one of Atlantic Canada’s most potent songwriters, with beautifully poetic lyrics and a veteran’s sense of melody, tune and arrangement.

The most recent release, Dusk Dreams, was recorded in Athens, Georgia, with acclaimed musician and producer, David Barbe (Drive By Truckers, Cracker, Bob Mould/Sugar). The album consists of ten songs that blend folk, pop, country, lounge, blues, soul, and whatever else. Barbe’s production is subtle, yet gorgeous and steers clear of interfering with the loosely wonderful performances. Critics are calling Dusk Dreams, Dennis...

Back To Broadway

Event Date: 
27/07/2013 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Back to Broadway is a show that is a celebration of all that is best about Musical Theatre, from the heartbreaking beauty and power of Memory, Music of the Night and Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, to the feel good energy of Summer Nights and Footloose.

Let this mesmerising show take you through the world of musicals, its drama, its beauty and its sheer joy. In Back to Broadway, 30 of the best loved tunes from Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Les Miserables, Grease, Lion King, West Side Story and many, many more are performed live on stage by some of the best singers and dancers...

The Spooky Men's Chorale

Event Date: 
26/07/2013 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Let us present The Spooky Men's Chorale with support Lucy Wise.

Wave goodbye to choirs as you know them. This one is a macho juggernaut -zany, black-clad, big as a behemoth and show-stoppingly good. Sounding as sacred as a high church choir one minute; wickedly off the wall the next. Following their triumphant UK tours in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011

The Spooky Men’s Chorale will leave their native New South Wales to embark on their fourth tour of England, Scotland and Wales when they will regale Spooky veterans and virgins alike with rib-tickling (sometimes heart-rending)...

Luke Jackson

Event Date: 
20/07/2013 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: 
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Luke Jackson is a rising 18 year old Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent and 2013 sees him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award.

With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making ripples on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Paul Brady, Chris Wood, Steve Knightley, Lucy Ward and Boo Hewerdine and playing Sidmouth, Bristol and Trowbridge festivals.

His debut...

Anything Goes

Event Date: 
13/07/2013 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

The S.S. American, sailing from New York to England, carries an unusual group of passengers. Included amongst them are nightclub singer (Reno Sweeny),a gangster (Moonface Martin), a wealthy debutante and her mother (Hope and Evangeline Harcourt), , and a wealthy New York businessman and his stowaway assistant (Elisha Witney and Billy Crocker).

“Anything Goes” is a story of mistaken identities and of lost and found loves and with all the great songs from Cole Porter, such as “I Get a Kick out of You”, “It’s De-Lovely”, “Friendship” and “You’re the Top”, this show is going to have...

Dutch Swing College Band

Event Date: 
11/07/2013 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Venue: 
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

2013 is the 70th anniversary world tour of this famous group is the world’s longest established working jazz band with over 80 albums released.

Boasting a young vibrant personnel that excels in keeping alive the exciting music of the DSC Band, and with a stage show that’s unique, seven of the finest jazz musicians anywhere ensure the very highest musical standard – it really is quite outstanding.

The repertoire includes traditional favourites, some fine originals, touches of Latin and Creole, some Ellington and Basie tunes, all coupled with a true sense of genius. Yes,...

New arts project celebrating the Great 1913 Suffrage Pilgrimage asks: ‘what are the important issues for women today?’

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Fri, 05/31/2013 - 1:23am

The centenary of a historic women’s rights march from Land’s End to London will be celebrated through June and July by an ambitious project called Dreadnought South West, which will feature a touring production of a new play, Oxygen, by Exeter-based playwright Natalie McGrath, as well as a series of responding arts and heritage events and commemorative land journeys. The project has been made possible through generous public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England, as well as support from Exeter City Council.

In June 1913, a group of women started walking...

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