comedy

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.

It's a high energy, toe-tapping, laugh-out-loud show with music and lyrics by Kander and Ebb...

"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.

Finding that their branch railway line will be axed, the residents of the village of Titfield decide to buy the railway and run it themselves. Now they must convince the railway authorities they are competent, and complete...

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):

THEATRE

Death of a Salesman Friday & Saturday, Exeter Northcott Willy Loman is not as young as he once was, and boy is he feeling it. After half a lifetime on the road, this once successful travelling salesman is unable to keep up in a changing workplace; he’s on the brink of unemployment, and he and his wife have got bills to pay. When his drop out son Biff moves home again, Willy decides to give success one last shot. Can he prove to everyone he’s got what it takes? https://exeternorthcott.co.uk...

Joel Dommett - Live 2017 ** SOLD OUT **

Event Date: 
30/06/2017 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Corn Exchange, Exeter

Fresh from his hugely memorable performance on 2016’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, one of the UK’s most energetic and exciting comedians returns to the road with his solo show, Joel Dommett: LIVE. Catch the star of Sky1s Bring The Noise as he delivers his high octane comedy to venues up and down the country.

Joel came onto the comedy scene in 2007 and has never looked back. After receiving great critical acclaim for his Edinburgh Fringe shows, he has gone on to appear in numerous television shows including; Impractical Jokers (BBC3), Reality Bites (ITV2), Russell Howard's...

Exeter Comedy Club

Event Date: 
02/06/2017 - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Corn Exchange, Exeter

We are celebrating 20 years of Exeter Comedy Club events at the Corn Exchange. The first show took place on 14 February 1997 and since then we have featured some amazing acts from the national stand-up circuit. Including many who have gone on to be major stars of the comedy world.

Every show features four top performers and everyone gets a seat at a table. Book for 4 or more and you are guaranteed your own exclusive table. The bar serves throughout and our fabulous pizzas are available during the intervals (pre-booking strongly advised). Make sure you book early, most shows sell-...

Exeter Comedy Club May 2017

Event Date: 
05/05/2017 - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Corn Exchange, Exeter

Celebrating 20 years of Exeter Comedy Club events at the Corn Exchange.

The first show took place on 14 February 1997 and since then Exeter Comedy Club has featured some amazing acts from the national stand-up circuit. Including many who have gone on to be major stars of the comedy world.

Every show features four top performers and everyone gets a seat at a table. Book for 4 or more and you are guaranteed your own exclusive table. The bar serves throughout and our fabulous pizzas are available during the intervals. Make sure you book early, most shows sell-out. For details...

Exeter Comedy Grove

Event Date: 
28/05/2017 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Exeter Comedy Grove presents Ellen Tinkhams South Africa Expedition Fundraiser.

Line Up –

MC – Cerys Nelmes – ‘She has got two gurt milk churns and an acre behind’ – The Wurzels Cerys

Support – Steve Day – steve

Steve Day describes himself as Britain’s only deaf comedian, if there are any others he hasn’t heard. Actually there are a couple of others who have started since he wrote that joke, but it’s only a joke after all.

For the past eleven years Steve has been performing to huge laughter around the country and abroad, well they tell him the...

The Play That Goes Wrong

Event Date: 
15/05/2017 - 7:30pm to 20/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Northcott Theatre

Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off in this multi award-winning West End smash hit comedy.

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue!

Hailed “a gut-busting hit” by the New York Times, Mischief Theatre’s sell-out West End comedy has won a host of celebrity endorsements from the likes of Joanna Lumley “We laughed until the tears ran down our faces, it has to be seen”...

Funhouse Comedy Club

Event Date: 
08/05/2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Northcott Theatre

Mon 8 May 2017 book now 8pm, doors open 7pm

JNew Comedy Club nights in the theatre bar, with the best Stand Up’s on the touring circuit. Cabaret style seating in our theatre bar with Happy Hour prices. Bar snacks available.

https://exeternorthcott.co.uk

Red Dwarf star comes to Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 04/11/2017 - 9:33pm

Exeter Comedy Grove welcome Red Dwarf star Norman Lovett to The Barnfield Theatre on Wednesday 10th May.

Norman AKA Holly will be headlining a special one off show in Exeter with support comedians including regular MC Cerys Nelmes.

Born in Windsor, Berkshire, Norman was well into his thirties before he decided to become a stand-up comedian.

He played the original Comedy Store many times and even supported the Clash, one of the personal highlights of his career.

Television and radio followed a few years later, bringing with it the role for which he is best...

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