DRAMA

The Brexit Club

Event Date: 
03/02/2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre

Substance & Shadow Theatre bring you an original tale of intolerance, alienation and Findus crispy pancakes!!!

It’s the 23rd June - the day of the Euro Referendum and just another lunch time in the works canteen for cousins Len Silver and Melvyn Gould and their colleagues, but beneath their love of haute cuisine and jovial banter there’s trouble brewing.
Sid Vishnu’s lentil Dahl and Don Beattie’s bangers and mash are emblems of a nation divided!

Old Herbaceous

Event Date: 
11/02/2016 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre

with Giles Shenton as ‘Herbert’
by Alfred Shaughnessy from the novel by Reginald Arkell   Directed by Simon Downing

Giles Shenton, as Old Herbaceous, keeps us engrossed, entertained, amused and emotionally engaged. Old Herbaceous is an acute and sometimes hilarious observation of relationships between the classes in a gentler, simpler age.

The Brexit Club

Event Date: 
03/02/2016 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Substance & Shadow Theatre bring you an original tale of intolerance, alienation and
Findus crispy pancakes!!!

It’s the 23rd June - the day of the Euro Referendum and just another lunch time in the works canteen for cousins Len Silver and Melvyn Gould and their colleagues, but beneath their love of haute cuisine and jovial banter there’s trouble brewing.
Sid Vishnu’s lentil Dahl and Don Beattie’s bangers and mash are emblems of a nation divided!

Feeding The Darkness

Event Date: 
28/01/2017 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Journeymen Theatre

Immersive in style, Feeding the Darkness frames verbatim and ‘faction’ monologues, duologues and poetry as a series of ‘ministries’ which challenge our ignorance and avoidance of this sensitive and disturbing subject. 

It features wide-ranging material such as the experiences of the mother of  Pte Lynndie England (court-marshalled for the abuse of Abu Ghraib detainees), a Kurdish asylum seeker at an appeal tribunal, and examines the role of trained medical professionals in state-sanctioned torture, amongst many others.

The Ghosts of Mr Dickens

Event Date: 
10/01/2017 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Untold Theatre
by Avril Silk & Martin Levinson    

After two sold-out shows, Untold Theatre returns to Cygnet Theatre.

Eurydice

Event Date: 
27/10/2016 - 7:30pm to 04/11/2016 - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Eurydice by Cygnet Company
The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is retold from the feminine perspective in Sarah Ruhl’s witty and moving re-imagining.

Shifting between the worlds of the living and the dead the play depicts Eurydice’s descent into the jaws of death with a touch of surreal poetry. Eurydice’s lessons in love, loss and the pleasures and pains of memory sit at the centre of this tender-hearted comedy.

Eggs by Rachel Besser

Event Date: 
02/09/2016 - 7:30pm to 03/09/2016 - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Directed by Louisa Wilde

“Do you know what’s wrong with this country?
Cowardice. No one’s brave enough to stand up and say what’s obvious.”


24 playlets. 31 characters. 6 actors. Rachel Besser’s new play Eggs is a fast-paced
mosaic of modern parenthood, family life and the disturbing effect it can have on the child.
This is a work-in-progress and we will be holding a short Q&A
after each performance.  Please join us.  Your feedback matters to us, and will be used to develop the play.

Cygnet Summer School

Authored by Cygnet Theatre
Posted: Mon, 07/18/2016 - 11:17am

Cygnet Theatre in Exeter is running its annual Summer School August 1st – 5th

Open to anyone interested in performing (aged 16+) the 5 day course will use Shakespeare and Contemporary texts to explore approaches to acting and characterisation.

Deadly Intent the Movie

Event Date: 
13/07/2016 - 7:30pm to 9:15pm
Venue: 
Exeter Phoenix Centre

Deadly Intent (15) + Q&A

Outdoor Theatre: The Canterbury Tales

Event Date: 
10/08/2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Venue: 
Manor Gardens Exmouth, EX8 1NZ

The Pantaloons Theatre Company are back!

A cast of just five actors from the hilarious travelling theatre company The Pantaloons present every single one of Geoffrey Chaucer's timeless tales in under two hours.

Join the pilgrims for puppetry and poetry, music and magic, talking chickens and burnt bottoms!

Bring a seat and a picnic.

Gates open at 6pm.

U18's pay child price.

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