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.

The Coroner follows...

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.

In a muddy field...

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.


A Review of Gone Girl

Authored by Ashleigh Sandford
Posted: Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:03am

David Fincher takes a stab at the enigmatic femme fatale: Gillian Flynn’s best-seller, Gone Girl.

The story of Gone Girl presents the conflict of a feminist psychopath against a misogynist jerk in what might be the most deranged marriage cinemas have ever seen.

The narrative unfolds in interspersing viewpoints: entries from Amy's diary, from day 1, and Nick's explanation of the weeks following her disappearance. In the opening scene, Gone Girl employs a voice-over flashback narration, the contemporary film-noir device used by the generic anti-hero illusionist, as...

Standby For Tape Back-Up by Ross Sutherland

Event Date: 
23/03/2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
The BikeShed Theatre, Exeter

“Two years ago, I found a videotape in my loft. On it: one and a half films, one quiz show and two sit-coms. Somehow, it became the story of my life” (Ross Sutherland)

After a hard-drive crash and a near death experience, Ross Sutherland found himself house-bound with only one thing for company: an old videotape that once belonged to his granddad.

Over the months that followed, Ross memorised every second of the tape. Slowly, he learnt how to manipulate the images into telling the story of his life. The videotape allowed Ross to open a dialogue with his late grandfather,...

Learning about disability in Devon through drama

Authored by Clive_Impisi
Posted: Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:25am

Local writer Clive Essame is working with charity CEDA (Community Equality Disability Action) to develop an exciting play set in the African wilderness. The play is about acceptance and is told by the characters all of which are African animals.

The play Impisi will be performed at Exmouth Pavilion on March 12th at 7pm.

Clive writes about disability, difference and acceptance using different African animals to bring the tale to life. Clive is passionate about helping to create a society that is knowledgeable about disability and creates a level playing field for all....

A Play with a Difference at Exmouth Pavilion

Authored by Clive_Impisi
Posted: Mon, 02/09/2015 - 2:56pm

A local writer is working with charity CEDA to develop an exciting play set in the African wilderness about accepting disability and difference.

The play Impisi will be performed at Exmouth Pavilion on March 12th at 7pm. Clive Essame is a creative writer and playwright based in Devon. He writes about disability, difference and acceptance using African animals to tell the story.

Clive’s script Impisi is about the king of the animal kingdom, a lion named Nkosi. When Nkosi becomes injured he looses his strength and with it his pride. The story explores issues of difference and...

Impisi Run By CEDA

Event Date: 
12/03/2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Exmouth Pavilion

Welcome to the South African savannah, where an unlikely friendship between a bold young lion and an insightful hyena tells a tale of acceptance, courage and strength in the face of adversity.

Impisi is a play that addresses important issues around prejudice, bullying, disability and difference, delivering a powerful message of acceptance.

Impisi is the first community theatre project being run by CEDA, a Devon based charity organisation providing opportunities for disabled adults and young people. Written and adapted for CEDA by local artist Clive Essame, the Impisi...

GLORIATOR at The Bike Shed Theatre

Authored by PMM_2014
Posted: Tue, 02/03/2015 - 6:17pm

12th, 13th & 14th February, tickets from £8

“Russell Crowe may not be available and their budget is limited, but they are determined it will be a show you’ll never forget...”

This February South West based comedy duo Spitz & Co return to Exeter’s The Bike Shed Theatre for what the theatre’s co-founder David Lockwood has described as “the funniest thing he’s ever seen.” A big claim, but one that appears to be echoed by audiences and critics alike and culminating in the production winning the Critic’s Choice Award at the 2014 Exeter ignite Festival.

In 2000...

Handlebards - Shakespeare at Exeter Cathedral Chapter House

Event Date: 
25/03/2015 - 7:30pm to 26/03/2015 - 9:30pm
Exeter Cathedral Chapter House

On 28th May 2014 the HandleBards – four men on four bicycles – cycled out of London. Their mission? A 2000 mile tour across the UK, Holland and Belgium, carrying all the necessary set, props, costumes and camping equipment to perform two of Shakespeare’s greatest plays – Macbeth and The Comedy of Errors - seventy-two times. Since then, they’ve delighted audiences at, amongst others, the Tour de France, the Commonwealth Games and the Edinburgh Fringe.

The HandleBards do Shakespeare differently. Performing with eight very sore legs, they play all the parts in Director James Farrell’s...