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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
‘Life need not be easy provided only that it is not empty’.
Living through some of the most turbulent times in modern European history, Lise Meitner was at the forefront of the new science of Nuclear Physics. Her story is one of struggle – against a society that did not value female education, against academia that did not promote it, against a regime that threatened her existence and an establishment which used science to wage war.
Sixty-seven children from Year 5 at Broadclyst Community Primary School (BCPS) will be taking on the challenge of re-enacting a famous day in Devon’s history when they perform Gertrude’s Garden Party in the house and grounds of National Trust Killerton on 14 and 15 June.
The 9/10-year-olds will recreate a day in the early 1900s when a large number of people attended a garden party, held by lady of the house Gertrude Acland. Speaking at the party were anti-suffrage campaigners, because Gertrude was directly opposed to the views of her daughter Eleanor– a staunch Suffragist.