Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me

Event Date: 
03/10/2014 - 7:30pm to 04/10/2014 - 10:00pm
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Cyclone Theatre Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me

“‘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...

Cygnet Theatre graduates tread the boards of success

Authored by Benjamin Howe
Posted: Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:14am

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...

Alice Through The Looking Glass

Event Date: 
28/06/2014 - 8:15pm to 19/07/2014 - 8:15pm
Cygnet Theatre / Poltimore House

Cygnet Company Director Alistair Ganley

Alice crawls through the mirror into a looking glass world where she has to outwit Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and gets the rough end of Humpty Dumpty’s tongue on her journey to become Queen.

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Lewis Carroll’s classic sequel to Alice in Wonderland gets an imaginative treatment in this adaptation by Katherine Kingsford.

Performance Dates: Cygnet Theatre June 28th & 3rd July 7.00pm 12th July 2.00pm

Poltimore House (Open Air) July 18th 7.oopm July 19th 3.00pm

Ticket Price: £8 (£6...

Twelfth Night

Event Date: 
28/06/2014 - 7:30pm to 12/07/2014 - 9:45pm
Cygnet Theatre

Director Jacquie Crago

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...

Wren presents Mairi Campbell with Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll

Event Date: 
28/03/2014 - 7:30pm
Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter

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

‘Wren presents . . .’ is financially supported by Exeter Arts Council.

Pussy Riot Comes To Exeter!

Event Date: 
14/03/2014 - 7:00pm
New Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter

Pussy Riot Comes To Exeter!

Pilot’s Thumb Theatre are known for their edgy social drama combined with powerful narratives, engaging characters and pithy humour presents their latest piece “Protest”

Protest - Pilots ThumbProtest is the heart warming story of the friendship of two women, Jo and Becky, modern day suffragettes, who embark upon a “Pussy Riot” style campaign of protest.

Their dynamic journey is further enhanced by the story of Tommy, Jo’s brother, a soldier in Afghanistan, accused of abusing prisoners.

He turns to Martin for help. An old soldier...

Strawberries in January

Event Date: 
14/02/2014 - 7:30pm to 22/02/2014 - 8:30pm
Cygnet Theatre

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.

Jane Eyre

Event Date: 
25/12/2013 - 7:30pm to 11/01/2014 - 10:00pm
New Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter

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...

Last Embrace

Event Date: 
20/11/2013 - 7:30pm to 21/11/2013 - 10:00pm
Cygnet Theatre

Tree Shadow Theatre Productions

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

Event Date: 
09/11/2013 - 8:00pm
Cygnet New Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter, Devon EX2 4AZ

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.

Heartwarming, endearing and sincere.

An evening not to be missed!