comedy

Jessica Fostekew: The Silence of the Nans (Touring Stand Up Story Show)

Event Date: 
18/02/2018 - 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Venue: 
Bike Shed Theatre, 162 Fore Street, Exeter, EX4 3AT

After a smash hit season with ‘The Silence of the Nans’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Jessica Fostekew takes it on tour around the UK next Spring!

(Read in film-trailer voice): Last summer Jessica did two reasonably significant things. One, a story of pure joy. The other, a tale of entrapment, torment and gelato. This show tells the second story. The horrid one.

This is an epic comedy-horror-story about a disaster at sea from which there was no escape.

Queen C*nt: Sacred or Profane

Event Date: 
09/02/2018 - 8:30pm to 10/02/2018 - 8:30pm
Venue: 
The Bike Shed, 163 Fore St, Exeter EX4 3AT
Queen C*nt: Sacred or Profane?

“Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands,
Kill their children
Practice witchcraft
Destroy capitalism
And become lesbians”

Venus is about to collide with Earth! A multi-character melange of opinion paints the stage rainbow-coloured, sequined, hairy and fleshy pink…

Comedy at the Park

Event Date: 
02/02/2018 - 7:00pm to 10:30pm
Venue: 
Sandy Park, Exeter

The first Comedy at the Park of 2018 is on Friday, 2nd February and for the first time we are working with 'The Surgery'

Early bird tickets priced at £8, or £13 including food will be available until Friday, 5th January after which prices will increase to £10 or £15.

The line-up is as follows:

MC: Noel Brodie – ‘Quick wit and impeccable delivery’
Joe Jacobs – ‘Always funny and entertaining’
David Arnold – ‘never fails to deliver’
Tamar Broadbent – ‘Accomplished original songs delivered with impeccable comic timing’

Art with a laugh: Devon artist launches ‘WooHoo’, an art exhibition with a difference

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:46pm

An Exmouth-based painter who likes to have fun is bringing something new to Devon

in March 2018. Artist Anna FitzGerald is launching ‘WooHoo’, an exhibition focussed on art and performance which she describes as a 'week-long giggle'.

Anna is funding this non-profit-making exhibition herself and hopes the week willbring delight to everyone who visits. She is looking for artists and performers keen to raise a smile.

Panto comes home to the Exeter Northcott Theatre

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 11/22/2017 - 2:05pm

Panto is coming back home to the Exeter Northcott Theatre with a new production by one of the country’s leading pantomime directors.

Dick Whittington is set to open next month, marking a spectacular return to the theatre’s tradition of producing its own pantomimes.

The show follows Dick as he leaves his Exeter home for the bright lights of London in search of fame and fortune, his faithful Puss by his side.

Yianni Agisilaou: The Simpsons Taught Me Everything I Know

Event Date: 
24/09/2017 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Following critically acclaimed, total sell-out runs at Edinburgh, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth Comedy Festivals, Yianni Agisilaou brings his love letter to the world's greatest TV show to The Bike Shed.

Stories, facts, impersonations and more form a hilarious and cromulent look at a lifetime spent quoting, referencing and learning from The Simpsons, how the show has embiggened his life and how he almost became the replacement voice for Mr Burns and Smithers!

Whether you’re a Simpsons tragic, or just an everyday fan, it’ll be fun-diddly-un! DOHn’t miss it!

The Two Robbies

Event Date: 
23/09/2017 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre

23 September      7.30pm
 

Rob Barratt and Robert Garnham present The Two Robbies

An evening of comic poetry, song and whimsy

Robert Garnham and Rob Barratt are two of the South West’s funniest spoken word artists. Both of the Robbies perform all around the UK and internationally.  After several years of enjoying each other’s work they have come together to present an evening of thought-provoking poetry, whimsy, song and daftness.

“This is not only clever but I think it’s very funny” (Mike Harding)

Tickets:  £6

Curtains - the musical comedy whodunnit

Event Date: 
22/08/2017 - 7:30pm to 26/08/2017 - 10:00pm
Venue: 
Shaftesbury Theatre, Brunswick Place, Dawlish EX7 9PB

Putting on a musical show can be murder - as audiences will find out when The Mitre Players return to Dawlish's Shaftesbury Theatre with Curtains, a musical comedy whodunnit.

It's opening night and the leading lady is so dreadful, she is killing the show. But her final bow at the curtain call turns out to be her last - minutes later, she is dead. Enter musical theatre fan and local detective Lieutenant Frank Cioffi, who must crack the case and stop the body count climbing higher.

"The Titfield Thunderbolt"

Event Date: 
03/07/2017 - 7:30pm to 08/07/2017 - 10:00pm
Venue: 
The Blackmore Theatre, 10 Bicton Street, Exmouth, EX8 2RU

The Exmouth Players presents “The Titfield Thunderbolt”, a comedy by Philip Goulding, based on the original Ealing screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke, at The Blackmore Theatre in Bicton Street, Exmouth, from Monday 3rd through to Saturday 8th July 2017, to include a Matinee performance on the Saturday.  Evening performances are at 7.30pm – Matinee starts at 2.30pm.

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:43pm

Your guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (2-4 June):

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