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
Giles Shenton returns to the Cygnet with another one-man play after last year’s highly acclaimed production of Old Herbaceous.
My Dog’s Got No Nose takes us on a journey through the events surrounding a stand-up comedian’s first ever performance. Before picking up his microphone and venturing into the limelight, he regales stories and tales about his life and experiences. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes poignant and often laugh-out-loud hilarious, he shares his soul reminiscing about his early career as a furniture-salesman-turned-photographer, love, marriage and...
by Evelyne de la Chenelière in a version by Rona Munro Director Alistair Ganley
A cinematic rom-com live on stage!
This fizzy concoction takes the classic ingredients of romantic comedy - love, humour, coincidence and fantasy- and serves them up with a surprisingly touching twist... Strawberries in January is a biting, heart-warming comedy about four romantically challenged singletons who stumble through contemporary Montréal in search of love. If only life could be like the movies! Originally written in Québec French the play won the Masque Award for Best Original Script...
Baroque Theatre Company Written & Directed by Ivan Wilkinson
Adapted from the Alexandre Dumas Novel Produced by Claire Bibby
Baroque Theatre Company is proud to present this classic family adventure adapted from Alexandre Dumas’ ‘The Three Musketeers!’
Cry ‘All for one and one for all,’ this winter as we join D’Artagnan and his friends Porthos, Athos and Aramis, in their quest against the scheming Cardinal Richelieu. A rip roaring, fast paced, swashbuckling show ideal for families (ages 5+). Inventive stagecraft, witty dialogue and with colourful characters from...
Ben Jordan is an American independent musician from Denver, Colorado. Having toured the US with Ghosts Breathing Through Our Strings in 2010 Ben journeyed across the Atlantic for the first time. He is currently residing and touring throughout the UK and Europe. In 2014 Ben signed with IRL Records and released his highly anticipated follow up album Dream Invisible featuring the majority of Sam Green & the Midnight Heist; Jaz Delorean, from Tankus the Henge, and other UK musicians. Ben is currently working on a new album called Hymns Beneath the White Noise. Ben’s songs range from...
Cygnet Theatre with Wren Music are proud to celebrate the history of Exeter’s much loved Royal Clarence Hotel with a large-scale community production to coincide with the first anniversary of the fire. Mark Carey’s new play brings vivid life to the famous, infamous and little known characters who lived, worked, played and died at the Royal Clarence Hotel.
31 October 7.30pm
1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10 November 7.30pm
11 November 2pm and 7.30pm Tickets: £10 (£8 Child, £30 Family Ticket)
Lip Service Theatre Jane Austen is dreaming up Darcy, a proud, lip-curling handsome creation in very tight pants. But then a door squeaks, a visitor approaches and Jane hastily hides her work. Mr Darcy is left dangling. Left to his own devices he embroiders his own storyline while his creator stitches her quilt. When she returns she finds Darcy is diving into a lake in a clinging white shirt, dancing the Berzerka (a more extreme version of the Masurka) and wrestling carp.
The set features quilt work specially created by community groups for this production. To get quilting visit...
S.E.E.D.S Dance Company. Chapters of Diagnosis “I had people saying “it’s all in your head”. Do you honestly think I want to feel this way?” A story inspired by anecdotal accounts, exploring the reality of what living with anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is really like - imagine a monkey that sits in your brain. There are potentially around 741,504 people living with OCD and serious anxiety at any one time in the UK, and Chapters of Diagnosis sets out to explore these two conditions through the eyes of three unique characters. Telling their personal stories of what it is to live...
Finding the Will in association with The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham Bard Heads Inspired by Shakespeare’s most famous plays and with a nod to Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads, Bard Heads imagines what might have happened next in Macbeth and Hamlet. The Third Witch From The Left – What’s done cannot be undone – or can it? Meg the witch is haunted by a night she can never forget. Call Me Oz - Sweet Prince? Confirmed bachelor Osric lampoons Hamlet.
Emily Carding Richard III Directed by Kolbrun Sigfusdottir
Pushing the boundaries of Shakespearean Performance, Brite Theater have re-imagined Richard III as a one-woman show. The fourth wall has been obliterated, as you the audience are invited to play roles within this award-winning production. Will you survive? Starring Emily Carding and directed by Kolbrun Sigfusdottir, alumni of Exeter University.
For more information about the show please visit www.onewomanrichard.co.uk