Mind Your Farce

Event Date: 
09/03/2016 - 7:30pm to 19/03/2016 - 10:00pm
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter
Cygnet Company Mind Your Farce

A trio of delicious French Fancies to tickle your palate and tantalise your propriety!

She’s a woman of the world Misunderstandings and confusion ensue when two philandering husbands take their new mistresses out to dinner. Through the Window A maid-less lawyer and a glamorous stranger seek revenge on their respective spouses with hilarious consequences. Rest in Peace A night at the Quatr’Arts Ball spells disaster for a cashier at the Galeries Lafayette, his upwardly ambitious wife, their flu-ridden maid and a manservant with no sense of direction...

Christmas talk-a-thon for children's charity

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 11/29/2015 - 9:45pm

Exeter’s Helen O’Grady Drama Academy has organised a talk-a-thon themed ‘If I was Santa for a day’, inviting pupils to speak for up to three minutes to raise funds for the children’s communication charity, I CAN – the leading charity helping children develop the speech, language and communication skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. The talk-a-thon aims to encourage and develop students public speaking skills at the academy and will be held at the academy’s annual ‘Bring your Parents Day’ in the final week of term. Participating students will be encouraged to fundraise for I CAN...

A Day's Work - a musical drama by Mick Ryan

Event Date: 
08/11/2015 - 8:00pm
Topsham Folk Club, Matthews Hall,Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF

Mick Ryan has written and performed many successful folk operas.

This revival of A Day’s Work shows his mastery of words, music and the spoken word.

It is about the move by a group of farm workers from the land to the Western front in the first world war and features Mick Ryan, Paul Downes, Heather Bradford, Pete Morton, Matt Quinn, Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar.Tkts from


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.

As Estella becomes more beautiful, her heart grows ever more hard and cold. Her adult life of wealth and emptiness leads to a brutal loveless...

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.

An intriguing combination of on-stage foley artistry and physical theatre, Scratchworks's latest production explores how we are able to mould other people’s...

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.

You’ll join the action in the court of King...

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.

On tour around Devon July 8-17 More details www.cygnettheatre...

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!

Live Action Role-Playing (LARP) sees participants physically act out their characters' actions. As a player you will pursue goals within a fictional game world represented by the beautiful Caddihoe Scout Camp on the outskirts of Exeter while interacting with each other in character (acting without a script). The outcome of...