Beyond Expectations

Event Date: 
15/09/2015 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Beyond Expectations
by Martin Levinson & Avril Silk

In Charles Dickens’ beloved novel ‘Great Expectations’ we share in Pip’s adventures.
‘Beyond Expectations’ revisits the novel this time placing Estella in the centre of the action.

We follow her journey from childhood to adulthood. Born to a passionate Gypsy mother – then adopted by Miss Havisham – Estella’s childhood is haunted by an abandoned, decaying wedding feast.

Nel - Scratchwork Theatre Company

Event Date: 
01/09/2015 - 7:30pm to 03/09/2015 - 7:30pm
Exeter Phoenix

Meet Nel: a foley artist. Don't know what that is? Don't worry, not many do. Nel brings life to films through sound. In her world a tyre screech is a hot water-bottle and an epic fight scene is a symphony of snapping celery and frozen cabbages. But her real world isn't turning out so well. Her cat has died and she’s accidentally poisoned her fish.

She needs a friend and maybe a change of shoes.

Arthurian action with Gawain and The Green Knight in Exeter

Authored by Kickline
Posted: Mon, 07/06/2015 - 4:47pm

Exeter based theatre company Four of Swords is not pausing for breath after two weeks of sold-out performances of Jason and The Argonauts at Exmouth Festival.

The company is reprising its Arthurian legend based family blockbuster Gawain and The Green Knight from 8 - 11 July at Poltimore House, the atmospheric semi-derelict country house on the outskirts of Exeter.

There are two performances a day at 7pm and 8.45pm. Tickets at just £12 are available from www.four-of-swords.com where you’ll find out more about the show.

It Came from Planet Exe - Family Sci-Fi Day

Event Date: 
11/07/2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Exeter Phoenix

A one day Family Sci-Fi themed event featuring T.V. and Film actors (Doctor Who, Thor, Poldark and more) and Bestselling Author Andrew Lane (Young Sherlock and Lost Worlds).

Plus Science Fiction/Fantasy shops and comic stalls, costumed characters, live music, Board game playing, artists and fun and games and lots more!

Raising funds for Phonic FM.

The Triumph of Love

Event Date: 
01/07/2015 - 7:30pm to 04/07/2015 - 9:30pm
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Directed by Alistair Ganley
Cygnet Company

A witty and seductive comedy by the
eighteenth century master Pierre de Marivaux.

What is a princess to do when she is in love with the handsome prince who hates her because her father usurped his father’s throne?
The answer is simple – dress up as a boy and woo the prince, his tutor and the tutor’s sister who have all renounced love.
Enlightenment reason is challenged by those most basic of human instincts – love and desire - in this delightful and playful romp.

Get Changed in Wonderland

Event Date: 
06/06/2015 - 1:00pm
Community Stage, Exeter Respect Festival, Belmont Park

Get Changed Theatre Company proudly presents its latest production Get Changed in Wonderland to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is one of the most famous and enduring children's classics. The story is full of the kind of whimsical charm and feeling for the absurd that Get Changed performances always deliver.

Come and see our opening show on Community Stage at 1pm at the FREE Respect Festival, Belmont Park in Exeter, on Saturday 6 June.

The Neothera Saga – Event One – A Call to Arms

Event Date: 
30/05/2015 - 9:00am to 31/05/2015 - 3:00pm
Caddihoe Scout Camp, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon, EX5 3DU

Dungeons and Dragons meet historical re-enactment in this new Live Action Role-Playing game. Be the legendary hero or heroine you always wanted to be, fight monsters and hone your skill in battle as the Neothera Saga bursts onto the scene in the Southwest!

BBC drama The Coroner to be filmed in Devon

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:47am

BBC One has  announced that Claire Goose and Matt Bardock will lead the cast of a new daytime drama, The Coroner.

Claire Goose (Casualty & Waking the Dead) will play Jane, the Coroner and Matt Bardock (Casualty) will play Davey, the local Detective Sergeant. They will be joined by Grace Hogg-Robinson (Birdhouse) who will play Beth, the Coroner’s daughter, Oliver Gomm who will play Clint, the Coroner’s Officer, Beatie Edney (Poldark) who will play Judith, Jane’s Mother and Ivan Kaye (Layer Cake & Eastenders), who will play Mick, the pub landlord.

Tribes & Tribulations

Event Date: 
23/05/2015 - 8:00pm
The Blackmore Theatre Exmouth

Festival season will be soon be upon us, which can mean only one thing… time to scrape the mud off your wellies and get your waterproofs on! Tribes & Tribulations takes you on a trip back to 1984, to a time before portaloos and pop-up tents when festival were really free.

Tribes and Tribulations is set against the bleak political landscape of Thatcher’s Britain and tells the story of four diverse characters, who momentarily escape the tribulations of their everyday lives and descend upon the anarchic, vibrant, multicultural madness of a free festival.

A play with difference premiers in Exmouth

Authored by Clive_Impisi
Posted: Wed, 03/18/2015 - 7:24pm

Local playwright Clive Essame has seen his play ‘Impisi’ performed by CEDA at the Exmouth Pavilion.

The cast, playwright Clive and director Anthony Richards worked together to put on a spectacular performance of the play ‘Impisi’ which is set in the African wilderness at Exmouth Pavilion.

The performance told the heartwarming story of a lion who became injured, the lion has to overcome his disability and learn to hunt again. Despite being mocked and teased by some of the animals the lion makes an unlikely ally with a hyena who helps him to accept his difference.