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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.

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. 

"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

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

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.

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.

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.

No Half Life

Event Date: 
05/10/2018 - 7:30pm to 06/10/2018 - 10:00pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

No Walls Theatre
No Half Life by Marion MacBeth

Directed by Sam Pomeroy.

‘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.

Eros and Psyche

Event Date: 
28/09/2018 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

EROS AND PSYCHE
Artemis Storytelling presents storytelling by Sally-Pomme Clayton
Age 16+

Socrates questioned it
Eros made sure of it
Aphrodite excelled at it
Psyche thought about it all the time

“This one-woman show is remarkable, entertaining, spell-binding storytelling.”

From raunchy to poetic, sacred to profane, pioneering performance storyteller Sally-Pomme Clayton recreates the myth of Eros and Psyche in spoken word and living sound.

Primary school pupils to re-enact famous day in Devon’s history at Killerton

Authored by Manya McMahon
Posted: Sat, 06/09/2018 - 10:04am

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.

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