CYGNET

Festival@Cygnet

Event Date: 
01/06/2015 - 7:00pm to 06/06/2015 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter

A week long theatre festival from local companies

Monday June 1st 7.00pm Tribes & Tribulations Substance & Shadow 9.00pm She Ain’t Heavy She’s my Mother Spit & Sawdust

Tuesday June 2nd 7.00pm Friction Documental Theatre 9.00pm Happy Birthday Hetty Stage-Wright

Wednesday June 3rd 7.00pm The Sun and the Moon: Shakespeare’s Lovers’ Sun & Moon Theatre 9.30pm She Ain’t Heavy She’s my Mother Spit & Sawdust

Thursday June 4th 7.00pm Happy Birthday Hetty Stage-Wright 9.00pm What Did You Expect? Freya Bardell

Friday June 5th 8.00pm The Sun...

What Matters to You? Politics from our Hearts.....

Event Date: 
05/05/2015 - 7:45pm
Venue: 
New Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ

Tarte Noire Women's Playback Theatre Performance (WOMEN ONLY)

This is an invitation for you to come and share your experiences. The evening promises to be fun, poignant and powerful.

What is Playback Theatre?

Imagine theatre where the actors listen to the people who have come to watch, and create theatre from the stories they hear - this is Playback Theatre. Performances are facilitated by a ‘Conductor’ who asks the audience to tell something about their real life, and shapes this into a story for the actors to improvise on the spot. Audiences often find that...

Baroque Theatre Company bring House of Ghosts to Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 03/09/2015 - 9:59pm

Baroque Theatre Company announces its first touring production for 2015, and it promises to be a real treat for all Inspector Morse fans. House of Ghosts, by Alma Cullen, is an Inspector Morse mystery inspired by the original novels of Colin Dexter. House of Ghosts, the only Inspector Morse play written for the stage, will be directed by Adam Morley, produced by Claire Bibby and sponsored by Clarian Ltd. This stage-within-a-stage whodunit will tour venues across England from 27 March to 16 May 2015 (full details attached).

House of Ghosts will see Colin Dexter’s eponymous sleuth,...

Adventures in the Deadly Forest

Event Date: 
21/02/2015 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter

A musical written and performed by Soundwaves Music Project.

With wicked intent ‘The Evils’ are taking over the world.

For every bad deed committed, a mystical forest in the Far East begins to die.

The earths peoples and its animals unite to stop ‘the Evils’.

A cast of 20 supported by live musicians will put a smile on your face and chase away the mid-winter blues. Soundwaves Music Project supports people with and

Performances at 2pm & 6.30pm

Ticket Price: £6

Box office: 01392 277189 or 01392 665885

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April De Angelis

Event Date: 
16/01/2015 - 7:00pm to 24/01/2015 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Directed by Amanda Knott

The theatres have just re-opened after seventeen years of suppression under the puritans, encouraging a great upsurge in dramatic writing. Of vital importance to the development of drama was the entrance of the first English actresses upon the English stage.

April De Angelis has taken five famous figures – Nell Gwynn, Elizabeth Farley, Rebecca Marshall, Doll Common and Mary Betterton – and given us a fascinating look at the precarious lot of actresses at that time. A moving and often comic account of the true lives of Restoration actresses, with...

In Love With Love

Event Date: 
21/11/2014 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter

Henry Purcell meets Giacomo Puccini on a love journey through Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods with the help of all the great composers of their time.

Recital includes folk songs and poetry from the Cygnet Company.

Music and words tell us how powerful a woman’s love can be.

Soprano Kaja Pecnik performing arias such as O mio babbino caro.

Sweeter than roses and Una voce poco fa will guide us through the wonderful language of love and truly make us fall in love with love. Again and again.

Pianist Adrian Hicks studied piano and singing at the...

Casualties of War

Event Date: 
08/11/2014 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter

Exploring the legacy in Poetry and Song of the Lost Generation of World War I and those deeply affected by the conflict.

Poetry and Song by the lost generation of World War I and those deeply affected by the conflict

Richard Roddis tenor , Clive Pollard piano

Rosalind Williams & Gillian von Fragstein reader

Composers: George Butterworth, the emblem of lost talent; W Denis Browne and Ernest Farrar, who both left only a handful of pieces. Poets: Edward Thomas, Rupert Brooke, Francis Ledwidge, Wilfrid Gibson. Straddling the two art-forms and prolifi c in...

Trinity

Event Date: 
28/10/2014 - 7:30pm to 01/11/2014 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter

Trinity

“in the night-time, when they’re empty, buildings come alive to tell their stories”

Tom Nicholas’ new play summons up the spirits whose stories fill the building, and invites the audience to explore the spaces as the past comes out of the woodwork to meet them.

Based on research, conversation and historical events and infused with theatrical magic, TRINITY explores the building through the eyes of the people who have worked and played here. In particular, the young people at formative times in their lives, whose experiences in the building spin a continuous...

In Love With Love

Event Date: 
21/11/2014 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Henry Purcell meets Giacomo Puccini on a love journey through Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods with the help of all the great composers of their time.

Recital includes folk songs and poetry from the Cygnet Company. Music and words tell us how powerful a woman’s love can be.

Soprano Kaja Pecnik performing arias such as O mio babbino caro, Sweeter than roses and Una voce poco fa will guide us through the wonderful language of love and truly make us fall in love with love.

Again and again.

Adrian Hicks Pianist Adrian Hicks studied piano and singing at...

Passion

Event Date: 
06/11/2014 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Introducing award winning AsOne Theatre Company’s next new piece of writing, the play PASSION By Stephanie Dale

True stories of War and Love 100 years apart

Playwright – Stephanie Dale Director – Peter Leslie Wild Composer/Arranger/MD Tim Laycock

A Lieutenant commanding his platoon in the Royal Marines died in 2008 – his family learn to live without him. A 19 year old Private Infantryman deployed witnessed the death of an Afghan child, and missed the birth of his own. 100 years earlier a father and soldier returned home from the desert of Mesopotamia only to...

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