Friday 15th February 7.30pm Autact Theatre The Duck The Duck believes that she is swimming through a world of people just like her, until the day she is diagnosed with autism. Now she needs to re-examine who she is and what that means. A powerful and beautiful glimpse into one autistic woman’s world.
Autact Theatre began in 2017, when Jo Loyn, our Director, realised that she had all the resources at her fingertips to start something new and exciting; our actor, Lucy Theobald and Rhi Lloyd-Williams, a Writer, Poet, Speaker and Autism Advocate. Jo decided to see if together we could...
The Gothic Dartmoor concert explores a rich vein of myth and legend through the tales of Dartmoor. The songs are selected from the folk song collection made at the end of the C19th by Squire and Parson Revd. Sabine Baring-Gould, and inspired by his other writings, including The Book of Dartmoor and The Book of Were-Wolves. Wren Music has put together an impressive company to bring you ‘Gothic Dartmoor’ – Marilyn Tucker: Singer and storyteller, Paul Wilson: Multi-instrumentalist and singer, Jon Dyer: Experienced...
Cygnet Theatre Cautionary Tales for the World’s Worst victorian Children
Tales of death, doom and destruction to ensure juvenile propriety & fear. Before David Walliams’The World’s Worst Children there were plenty of naughty children whose stories needed to be told. Parents told tales to curb bad behaviour and the children listened politely; pondering the likelihood of the stories being true, while relishing the gruesome death and destruction. Older children (now Mums & Dads) may remember some of the stories.
Join the Cygnet Company for 50 minutes of ghoulish...
The early 1970’s a time of personal and social turmoil, “free” sex, drugs, cold war, ban the bomb. Christine and Martin are certainly not enjoying the so called sexual revolution, not helped by the “Let it all hang out !” movement. Their marriage is not working although both want it to and so embark on various paths to save it: some bizarre, some comic, some desperate.
Join them in their laughter and tears as they experiment with sex games, pharmaceutical solutions and tantric sex. Sadly they would have made great friends.
extreme imagination logoJoin Alice as she falls down the rabbit hole into a wonderland full of strange and peculiar creatures. Have tea with the Mad Hatter, make friends with the Cheshire Cat….. and will the Red
Queen say “off with her head”?
Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece has been adapted & shortened to make this one hour piece specifically designed for families, and performed by young people.
With lovely costumes, scenery and great story telling this will be a delightful trip to Wonderland for everyone, not just...
Kick In The Head Fagin? A new play written and directed by Simon Downing
Who was Fagin? Was he the Fagin in Dickens’ Oliver Twist? Was he the Fagin in Oliver! the musical? Was he based on a real-life character?
Join Fagin as he reviews his situation during his final night in prison before being hanged. As madness envelopes him he is ‘visited’ by some old friends. Find out who he really was and how he ended up as one of the best known, yet unknown, of Dicken’s characters.
‘Life need not be easy provided only that it is not empty’. Living through some of the most turbulent times in modern European history, Lise Meitner was at the forefront of the new science of Nuclear Physics. Her story is one of struggle – against a society that did not value female education, against academia that did not promote it, against a regime that threatened her existence and an establishment which used science to wage war.
Throughout, Meitner retained her humanity and her love of her...
From the devastation of the Leningrad Blockade , 1941, came one of the most life-affirming pieces of music ever to be composed. Dmitri Shostakovich's 7th Symphony lifted an entire city in its darkest hour, instilling renewed faith in our capabilities as individuals, as well as the unifying spirit of a people as one. The Conductor is a concert-play: a story told, and woven within the music of the symphony itself. They watched the skies, waiting for anything to lift their hearts, and their prayers were answered in a moment that revealed the true dignity and power that art may serve....
Join the Cygnet Company this summer for a classic role-reversal comedy by the great C18th dramatist Pierre Marivaux. Marooned on a mysterious island run by former slaves two put-upon servants switch places with their masters and discover the pleasures - and dangers - of wielding authority over another human being.
The Isle of Slaves is a playful exploration of class, power and responsibility which seeks to amuse as much as it enlightens.
Cygnet 2015 Production of Marivaux’ The Triumph of Love