DRAMA

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.

Throughout, Meitner retained her humanity and her love of her...

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.

Socrates and his friends are having a drinking party, debating the purpose of love, but in the Other World a power play...

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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The Conductor

Event Date: 
06/06/2018 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

From the devastation of the Leningrad Blockade , 1941, came one of the most life-affirming pieces of music ever to be composed. Dmitri Shostakovich's 7th Symphony lifted an entire city in its darkest hour, instilling renewed faith in our capabilities as individuals, as well as the unifying spirit of a people as one. The Conductor is a concert-play: a story told, and woven within the music of the symphony itself. They watched the skies, waiting for anything to lift their hearts, and their prayers were answered in a moment that revealed the true dignity and power that art may serve....

The Magnificent Mysto

Event Date: 
26/07/2018 - 4:00pm to 11/08/2018 - 8:15pm
Venue: 
St Nicholas Priory

Step into a world of smoke and mirrors this summer for 'The Magnificent Mysto' - an immersive, multi-sensory experience taking place throughout Exeter's oldest building - St Nicholas Priory. Expect live music, mind-bending illusions and plenty of surprises.

What ever happened to The Magnificent Mysto? It has been twelve years since he vanished, but the disappearance of the world's greatest magician remains a mystery. Some say he simply withdrew from public life, but others believe his pursuit of the perfect illusion drove him too far…

Places are limited so book early to...

The Isle of Slaves

Event Date: 
07/07/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre

Directed by Alistair Ganley

Join the Cygnet Company this summer for a classic role-reversal comedy by the great C18th dramatist Pierre Marivaux. Marooned on a mysterious island run by former slaves two put-upon servants switch places with their masters and discover the pleasures - and dangers - of wielding authority over another human being.

The Isle of Slaves is a playful exploration of class, power and responsibility which seeks to amuse as much as it enlightens.

Cygnet 2015 Production of Marivaux’ The Triumph of Love

“charming their audience with comedy...

The Isle of Slaves

Event Date: 
03/07/2018 - 7:30pm to 07/07/2018 - 10:00pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre

Directed by Alistair Ganley

Join the Cygnet Company this summer for a classic role-reversal comedy by the great C18th dramatist Pierre Marivaux. Marooned on a mysterious island run by former slaves two put-upon servants switch places with their masters and discover the pleasures - and dangers - of wielding authority over another human being.

The Isle of Slaves is a playful exploration of class, power and responsibility which seeks to amuse as much as it enlightens.

Cygnet 2015 Production of Marivaux’ The Triumph of Love

“charming their audience with comedy...

Julius Caesar

Event Date: 
23/05/2018 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre

‘Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war’ The Actor’s Wheel return with a contemporary and striking production of Shakespeare’s searing political thriller. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people take to the streets. But not all the voices of the city are raised in celebration. Fearing the rise of tyranny, what should the honourable citizen do? Shakespeare’s searing political thriller asks, if violence can ever be justified in opposing tyranny? What does freedom cost?

12+

My Dog's Got no Nose

Event Date: 
05/05/2018 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Giles Shenton returns to the Cygnet with another one-man play after last year’s highly acclaimed production of Old Herbaceous.

My Dog’s Got No Nose takes us on a journey through the events surrounding a stand-up comedian’s first ever performance. Before picking up his microphone and venturing into the limelight, he regales stories and tales about his life and experiences. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes poignant and often laugh-out-loud hilarious, he shares his soul reminiscing about his early career as a furniture-salesman-turned-photographer, love, marriage and...

Strawberries in January

Event Date: 
01/05/2018 - 10:45am to 04/05/2018 - 10:45am
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

by Evelyne de la Chenelière in a version by Rona Munro Director Alistair Ganley

A cinematic rom-com live on stage!

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, heart-warming comedy about four romantically challenged singletons who stumble through contemporary Montréal in search of love. If only life could be like the movies! Originally written in Québec French the play won the Masque Award for Best Original Script...

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