DRAMA

Digging the Dirt

Event Date: 
23/02/2019 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre

Saturday 23rd February 2.30pm & 7.30pm multi story theatre company Digging the Dirt

A couple from a time past try to dig a brighter future whilst a couple from time present face the repercussions of whistle-blowing. The impulse to make the world a better place comes up against the challenges inherent in working together. How far do you compromise to protect your principles? multi story was created in 2000 by Bill Buffery and Gill Nathanson inspired by their visits to Canadian Fringes and built on years of touring experience in the UK. Our work for adult audiences is our way of...

The Duck

Event Date: 
15/02/2019 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Friday 15th February 7.30pm Autact Theatre The Duck The Duck believes that she is swimming through a world of people just like her, until the day she is diagnosed with autism. Now she needs to re-examine who she is and what that means. A powerful and beautiful glimpse into one autistic woman’s world.

Autact Theatre began in 2017, when Jo Loyn, our Director, realised that she had all the resources at her fingertips to start something new and exciting; our actor, Lucy Theobald and Rhi Lloyd-Williams, a Writer, Poet, Speaker and Autism Advocate. Jo decided to see if together we could...

"Private Peaceful"

Event Date: 
10/11/2018 - 2:30pm to 11/11/2018 - 10:00pm
Venue: 
The Blackmore Theatre, 10 Bicton Street, Exmouth, EX8 2RU

The Exmouth Players (CIO) present “Private Peaceful”, a play by Michael Morpurgo as adapted by Simon Reade, at The Blackmore Theatre on Sat 10th and Sun 11th November 2018, including a Saturday Matinee, directed by Alan Smith. Evening performances are at 7.30pm and the Saturday Matinee starts at 2.30pm. This presentation is in Commemoration of the Centenary of the End of the First World War. Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night, he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up...

Chamber Opera Tours bring Jane Austen's Persuasion: A Musical Drama to Devon

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 08/29/2018 - 9:09pm

Barbara Landis, artistic director of Chamber Opera Tours, found Jane Austen’s language so perfect that it begged to be adapted to theatrical lyrics. The adapted original musical drama of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, which first premiered at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago in 2011, has been touring internationally since 2013.

This summer, Chamber Opera Tours will arrive in Paignton to perform a one-night-only performance at the Palace Theatre on 22 September at 7.30pm, on the heels of several performances at the 2018 Jane Austen Festival in Bath.

The performances are sell-outs...

Jane Austen’s Persuasion: A Musical Drama

Event Date: 
22/09/2018 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
The Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3HF

Chamber Opera Tours presents Jane Austen’s Persuasion: A Musical Drama

One performance only on Saturday, 22 September at 7.30pm

Following performances at the Jane Austen Festival in Bath, Chamber Opera Tours is thrilled to bring its original musical adaptation to the Palace Theatre in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Persuasion.

This popular production has toured the UK and North America the past five years and features music from Jane Austen’s manuscripts and the era, fully staged with chamber orchestra, beautiful Regency costumes,...

"Quartet"

Event Date: 
24/09/2018 - 7:30pm to 29/09/2018 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
The Blackmore Theatre, 10 Bicton Street, Exmouth, EX8 2RU

The Exmouth Players (CIO) presents “Quartet”, a comedy by Ronald Harwood, at The Blackmore Theatre from Mon 24th to Sat 29th September 2018, including a Saturday Matinee. Evening performances are at 7.30pm and the Saturday Matinee starts at 2.30pm Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred reside in a home for retired opera singers in Kent, England. Each year, on the tenth of October, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday. Jean, once married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva and refuses to sing. But the show must go on in this funny and...

Cautionary Tales

Event Date: 
25/10/2018 - 7:00pm to 27/10/2018 - 10:00pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Cygnet Theatre Cautionary Tales for the World’s Worst victorian Children

Tales of death, doom and destruction to ensure juvenile propriety & fear. Before David Walliams’The World’s Worst Children there were plenty of naughty children whose stories needed to be told. Parents told tales to curb bad behaviour and the children listened politely; pondering the likelihood of the stories being true, while relishing the gruesome death and destruction. Older children (now Mums & Dads) may remember some of the stories.

Join the Cygnet Company for 50 minutes of ghoulish...

Yezno

Event Date: 
27/10/2018 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Pilots Thumb Yezno

The early 1970’s a time of personal and social turmoil, “free” sex, drugs, cold war, ban the bomb. Christine and Martin are certainly not enjoying the so called sexual revolution, not helped by the “Let it all hang out !” movement. Their marriage is not working although both want it to and so embark on various paths to save it: some bizarre, some comic, some desperate.

Join them in their laughter and tears as they experiment with sex games, pharmaceutical solutions and tantric sex. Sadly they would have made great friends.

Sat 27 Oct | 8.00pm | £...

Alice in Wonderland

Event Date: 
18/10/2018 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Alice in Wonderland Cygnet Youth Theatre

extreme imagination logoJoin Alice as she falls down the rabbit hole into a wonderland full of strange and peculiar creatures. Have tea with the Mad Hatter, make friends with the Cheshire Cat….. and will the Red

Queen say “off with her head”?

Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece has been adapted & shortened to make this one hour piece specifically designed for families, and performed by young people.

With lovely costumes, scenery and great story telling this will be a delightful trip to Wonderland for everyone, not just...

Fagin?

Event Date: 
12/10/2018 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Kick In The Head Fagin? A new play written and directed by Simon Downing

Who was Fagin? Was he the Fagin in Dickens’ Oliver Twist? Was he the Fagin in Oliver! the musical? Was he based on a real-life character?

Join Fagin as he reviews his situation during his final night in prison before being hanged. As madness envelopes him he is ‘visited’ by some old friends. Find out who he really was and how he ended up as one of the best known, yet unknown, of Dicken’s characters.

Think you know Fagin?

Think again.

“It is a powerful piece of work….it deserves...

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