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The Brexit Club

Event Date: 
03/02/2016 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Substance & Shadow Theatre bring you an original tale of intolerance, alienation and Findus crispy pancakes!!!

It’s the 23rd June - the day of the Euro Referendum and just another lunch time in the works canteen for cousins Len Silver and Melvyn Gould and their colleagues, but beneath their love of haute cuisine and jovial banter there’s trouble brewing. Sid Vishnu’s lentil Dahl and Don Beattie’s bangers and mash are emblems of a nation divided!

Substance and Shadow Theatre present a black comedy that will have you chewing over the remains of Brexit and deciding on a...

Feeding The Darkness

Event Date: 
28/01/2017 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Journeymen Theatre

Immersive in style, Feeding the Darkness frames verbatim and ‘faction’ monologues, duologues and poetry as a series of ‘ministries’ which challenge our ignorance and avoidance of this sensitive and disturbing subject.

It features wide-ranging material such as the experiences of the mother of Pte Lynndie England (court-marshalled for the abuse of Abu Ghraib detainees), a Kurdish asylum seeker at an appeal tribunal, and examines the role of trained medical professionals in state-sanctioned torture, amongst many others.

Feeding the Darkness both...

The Ghosts of Mr Dickens

Event Date: 
10/01/2017 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Untold Theatre by Avril Silk & Martin Levinson

After two sold-out shows, Untold Theatre returns to Cygnet Theatre.

The year is 1867 and, aboard the SS Cuba, Charles Dickens set sail for his final tour of America. During his journey, the renowned author becomes plagued with guilt-ridden visions and visitors from the spirit world. Figures from his life appear alongside characters from his stories. These spirits return to guide (and taunt) him. As reality blurs into fiction, the author is compelled to revisit the sins of his past. But this is no tale of redemption....

Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll

Event Date: 
18/11/2016 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Double Bill - Folk Music An exciting new co-promotion from Cygnet working with Wren Music

Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll "A joyful collision of English traditional music and contemporary bowed strings" These amazing fiddle players will take you on a journey from the darker side of folk ballad to toe-tapping tunes and songs. "Innovative and exceptional" - Folkworld

With Trev Munkenbeck Trev sings from a varied repertoire of songs taking inspiration from many genres of music. His fingerstyle guitar accompaniments add the harmonoes and rythyms to reflect the mood of the...

Eurydice

Event Date: 
27/10/2016 - 7:30pm to 04/11/2016 - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Eurydice by Cygnet Company The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is retold from the feminine perspective in Sarah Ruhl’s witty and moving re-imagining.

Shifting between the worlds of the living and the dead the play depicts Eurydice’s descent into the jaws of death with a touch of surreal poetry. Eurydice’s lessons in love, loss and the pleasures and pains of memory sit at the centre of this tender-hearted comedy.

“Cygnet’s young, talented actors were excellent, bringing terrific energy and insight to the script. Ensemble work at a high level.” Remote Goat review Terrorism...

Veronica's Room

Event Date: 
11/10/2016 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre

Veronica’s Room by Ira Levin

Are you brave enough to enter Veronica’s Room?

This chilling mystery thriller by the author of Horror Classic Rosemary’s Baby and Deathtrap, takes you into an absorbing spider’s web of fantasy, reality and danger.

A fascinating piece of suspense filled drama full to the brim with twists, turns and intrigue.

Warning: Contains adult themes that may shock.

11th October Ticket Price: £12.00 (£10.00) 7:30pm Not suitable for children

The Tempest

Event Date: 
30/09/2016 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre

The Tempest by William Shakespeare Untold Theatre and Yellowbelly Theatre

Once powerful in his own country - then overthrown by his brother Antonio - Prospero finds himself stranded on ‘The Island’, a Migrant Camp in 2020. When a passing ship of politicians and dignitaries - amongst them Antonio - ventures close to The Island, Prospero seizes an opportunity for justice by summoning a fearsome tempest. Set against a backdrop of mass migration and political corruption, fragments of Verbatim Journalism and striking digital projections punctuate Shakespeare’s original scenes. There...

Etch - Exim Dance

Event Date: 
29/09/2016 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre

Etch - Exim Dance Etch is a piece of Dance Theatre devised by the company with Claire Summers (Choreographer). The piece is about memory and its connection to our senses. An exploration into the things we remember, and the things we choose to forget. This piece is a abstract engaging piece of work developed with inclusivity at the heart of it with careful consideration to often marginalized groups of people who may normally find accessing contemporary dance difficult.

There was a real delicacy throughout. It was layered with intimacy and of these very real relationships between...

Eggs by Rachel Besser

Event Date: 
02/09/2016 - 7:30pm to 03/09/2016 - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Directed by Louisa Wilde

“Do you know what’s wrong with this country? Cowardice. No one’s brave enough to stand up and say what’s obvious.” 24 playlets. 31 characters. 6 actors. Rachel Besser’s new play Eggs is a fast-paced mosaic of modern parenthood, family life and the disturbing effect it can have on the child. This is a work-in-progress and we will be holding a short Q&A after each performance. Please join us. Your feedback matters to us, and will be used to develop the play.

Playwright and paediatrician, Rachel Besser, has been part of the New Writers Programme...

Concert of folk songs for International Women’s Day

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 02/14/2016 - 1:32pm

Saturday 12th March sees a new show of folk songs come to the Cygnet Theatre in Exeter, celebrating women from history.

The show is being curated by three of the team from Wren Music – Amy Wilson, Sarah Owen and Marilyn Tucker (pictured), and has already recruited a chorus of 30 women who are sure to make the evening extra special.

Although the arts organisation already runs five community choirs across the county, they spotted an opportunity to bring together a women-only singing group specifically to celebrate women’s history for international women’s day.

Marilyn...

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