“‘There were three b*****kses in a cell in Lebanon.Cyclone Image An Englishman, an Irishman and an American. Why they were in that cell was anybody’s guess and why they were in Lebanon was their own guess.”
Inspired by the plight of the Beirut hostages in the late 1980’s, Frank McGuinness’s play is a brilliant portrayal of three desperate men in a desperate situation.
Funny, poignant and honest, the play explores the fears and dreams of men captive for years with no access to the outside world and little hope of release...
Exeter’s Cygnet theatre are celebrating today as all of the graduate cohort are signed to professional agents. The former students, who have signed to Mahoney Bannon Associates in Brighton, performed Strawberries in January at the King’s Head Pub Theatre in London, impressing the agency, who offered all of them interviews.
The Cygnet now looks forward to their success, with one student, Jessamy James, already working in a production at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The Cygnet is a hidden gem in Exeter, offering training on both short, and longer-term courses, and a range...
The Cygnet Company with guests in a new production of one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies. The world order is turned upside down: servants dress up as their masters, and men as women. Amid such confusions, what happens to Love and Fancy? Wit changes place with Folly, as Malvolio, Lady Olivia’s puritanical steward, gets ideas above his station, donning ‘yellow stockings, cross-gartered‘ and shipwreck brings handsome twins to shore …
Jacquie Crago, actor, director and RSC voice coach, is currently resident voice and dialect coach on the National...
Devon based folk music organisation Wren Music launches a new collaboration with Exeter’s Cygnet theatre this week with the opening night in the ‘Wren Presents . . .’ season with Scottish Folk Singer and fiddle player Mairi Campbell in concert with Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll on Friday 28th March at 7.30pm.
Prices: Tickets are £12 (full) £10 (under 18s) available from Cygnet Theatre 01392 277189, Exeter Visitor Information Centre or on-line from www.wegottickets.com
‘Wren presents . . .’ is financially supported by Exeter Arts Council.
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 heartwarming comedy about four romantically challenged singletons who stumble through contemporary Montréal in search of love.
Originally written in Québec French the play won the Masque Award for Best Original Script. This version by Scottish writer Rona Munro, author of Iron and Bold Girls, was commissioned as part of the Traverse Playwrights in Partnership scheme.
Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel of romance and mystery comes to Cygnet Theatre in a new vibrant production.
Orphaned Jane lives miserably with her Aunt, Mrs Reed until she is sent to Lowood, a place of fleeting moments of joy and friendship amid the privation and challenges of school life. Moving to Thornfield Hall as Governess. Jane meets the brooding Mr Rochester, her emotions blossom and marriage beckons. However, Rochester hides a secret which threatens to tear them apart.
‘Polly Teale’s adaptation (for Shared Experience) faithfully recreates the intense world of the...
A brand new folk musical set in the ticking bomb of Northern Ireland in 1970.
Based on Romeo and Juliet and with a mix of original and traditional music, it combines with Ireland’s storytelling history to create a haunting tragedy in modern language that resonates through the ages.
Simple staging with wooden stepladders and acoustic instruments allow the timeless story to unfold on our simple but ambitious stage.
An Evening Without James Taylor and The Holy Host of Others returns again to the Cygnet Theatre featuring the talented acoustic duo Nigel Challis and David Sanderson.
Together they perform a wealth of songs spanning the 40-year career of the American songwriter James Taylor including many classics such as ‘Fire And Rain’, ‘Sweet Baby James’ and ‘Carolina In My Mind’.
Expect sensitive fretwork and richly layered piano fused with a mellow blend of vocal harmonies.