CYGNET

Mind Your Farce

Event Date: 
09/03/2016 - 7:30pm to 19/03/2016 - 10:00pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter
Cygnet Company Mind Your Farce

A trio of delicious French Fancies to tickle your palate and tantalise your propriety!

She’s a woman of the world Misunderstandings and confusion ensue when two philandering husbands take their new mistresses out to dinner. Through the Window A maid-less lawyer and a glamorous stranger seek revenge on their respective spouses with hilarious consequences. Rest in Peace A night at the Quatr’Arts Ball spells disaster for a cashier at the Galeries Lafayette, his upwardly ambitious wife, their flu-ridden maid and a manservant with no sense of direction...

Call out for local photographers

Authored by CygnetTheatre
Posted: Wed, 01/13/2016 - 2:46pm

Cygnet Theatre is calling out for photography students/ people looking to build their portfolio to take live shots of each of our coming shows in our spring season. If this would be of use to you or someone you know, please ask any interested people to email with an example of their work to marinaoshea@cygnettheatre.co.uk .

You would be working in a live situation, in a private dress rehearsal. There is the offer also to attend live music gigs and work live on the night, by arrangement.

We can’t pay for this work, but we will credit any photos used and offer free tickets to...

Fabian Holland with Jon & Alfie

Event Date: 
20/11/2015 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Double Bill of Folk Music in association with Wren Music. Tickets

Lyrically evocative, sometimes moody and melancholic, Holland’s unadorned music has a flip side of songs of upbeat, wry humour but always acutely observed.

Cornish folk duo Jon & Alfie bring both original material and traditional folk tunes from all over the world. At once foot-stamping and unpredictable, their sound is experimental in its subtle questioning of folk music idioms.

A Tribute to COLE PORTER

Event Date: 
09/10/2015 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

A beautifully paced review featuring the music and lyrics of one of the worlds best-loved songwriters.

Great songs including Night and Day, I Get A Kick Out Of You, Let’s Do It and many more are accompanied by an insight into what made this genius tick, from one of the UK’s most accomplished and knowledgeable performers of his work.

Enjoy an evening of wit, sophistication and talent, hosted by pianist and singer Andrew D Brewis, supported by a talented selection of guest performers. Andrew has performed the work of the master songwriter in top London venues and around the...

You're The Top

Event Date: 
09/10/2015 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre

A Tribute to COLE PORTER

A beautifully paced review featuring the music and lyrics of one of the worlds best-loved songwriters.

Great songs including Night and Day, I Get A Kick Out Of You, Let’s Do It and many more are accompanied by an insight into what made this genius tick, from one of the UK’s most accomplished and knowledgeable performers of his work.

Enjoy an evening of wit, sophistication and talent, hosted by pianist and singer Andrew D Brewis, supported by a talented selection of guest performers. Andrew has performed the work of the master songwriter in...

Mayor & James with Marilyn Tucker & Paul Wilson

Event Date: 
25/09/2015 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Double Bill of Folk Music in association with Wren Music This fine English duo has a wide variety of accomplishments to their credit. Simon Mayor’s current position is as one of the world’s foremost mandolinists and composers for the instrument. Hilary James’ “elegant singing” (Daily Telegraph) is quintessentially English, but easily crosses the great musical divides from British ballads to blues and Berlioz.

“Just fantastic to go and see live” BBC Radio 3

Marilyn Tucker & Paul Wilson Multi-instrumentalist and singer Paul Wilson uses his musical ability to carry the...

Beyond Expectations

Event Date: 
15/09/2015 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Beyond Expectations by Martin Levinson & Avril Silk

In Charles Dickens’ beloved novel ‘Great Expectations’ we share in Pip’s adventures. ‘Beyond Expectations’ revisits the novel this time placing Estella in the centre of the action.

We follow her journey from childhood to adulthood. Born to a passionate Gypsy mother – then adopted by Miss Havisham – Estella’s childhood is haunted by an abandoned, decaying wedding feast.

As Estella becomes more beautiful, her heart grows ever more hard and cold. Her adult life of wealth and emptiness leads to a brutal loveless...

The Triumph of Love

Event Date: 
01/07/2015 - 7:30pm to 04/07/2015 - 9:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Directed by Alistair Ganley Cygnet Company

A witty and seductive comedy by the eighteenth century master Pierre de Marivaux.

What is a princess to do when she is in love with the handsome prince who hates her because her father usurped his father’s throne? The answer is simple – dress up as a boy and woo the prince, his tutor and the tutor’s sister who have all renounced love. Enlightenment reason is challenged by those most basic of human instincts – love and desire - in this delightful and playful romp.

On tour around Devon July 8-17 More details www.cygnettheatre...

Double Bill: Gavin Davenport and Tom Kitching with Solarference

Event Date: 
12/06/2015 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter

A series of concerts hosted by acts who make up the Wren Music team and featuring some of the finest folk artists in the UK.

The next one ion the series promises a real treat for folk fans: On Friday June 12th 7.30pm Gavin Davenport and Tom Kitching are joined by Solarference, making a welcome return to the Cygnet.

Gavin and Tom are at the forefront of the new wave of English traditional folk music. Individually . Together, they specialise in delivering gutsy trad folk music with eclectic influences from English traditional to the weirder realms of rock their set bristles...

It's festival time at Cygnet Theatre

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:33pm

It’s the first week in June and its Festival time at Cygnet Theatre!

Cygnet is hosting seven visiting companies, giving thirteen performances spread across the first week of June between 1st and 6th.

All the companies have local connections and all seven are bringing brand new plays.

Festival@Cygnet kicks off with a fun exploration of festival life in the 70’s, from Substance & Shadow, whose Tribes & Tribulations is a humorous and poetic take on the mud, crowds, bands and junkies of free festivals.

The variety of subject and configurations of the...

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