entertainment

Traditional seaside entertainers set to return as beach theatre makes a resurgence during coronavirus

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 08/05/2020 - 10:44am

Traditional seaside entertainment enjoyed by families a century ago is set to return to Britain’s beaches as pierrot performers get ready to perform again following the lifting of the ban on outdoor theatre.

The socially-distant performances for small groups, sitting at an appropriate distance, will include Punch and Judy, a flea circus, music, comedy, circus skills and games such as “Codswallop” – splat-the-rat, but with fish - or hoop-la.

The new performances, twice a week this month and during the first week of September at Teignmouth and Exmouth in Devon, will be run...

Music, Food, Drink and Shopping: Spring begins in Topsham

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 03/10/2020 - 10:58am

This event has been POSTPONED due to Coronavirus and will now take place on Saturday 26 September 2020. -------------------------------------

Spring isn’t just about daffodils and longer days – it’s also about one of the biggest events of the year in a glorious part of Devon.

Spring Forward Saturday on Saturday March 28 is a feel-good family-friendly day of music, shopping, food and drink taking place across the Exe estuary town of Topsham.

Almost all Topsham’s 50 shops, cafés and restaurants are involved with special offers for visitors and locals - one store...

British Comedian of the Year Picture

British Comedian of the Year

Event Date: 
01/05/2020 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Sandy Park Conference Centre

Join us on Friday 1st May for the South West regional heat of the British Comedian of the Year!

Nine of the best comedians on the circuit will perform for the chance of reaching the Grand Final and winning £10,001.

Professional comedian and industry judges will be present to help choose who goes through to the next round, but audience reaction also counts towards the marks for each act!

Tickets are £10, or £15 to include food on the evening.

Book your tickets here!

Conductor Tim Pithers and The Altos

Dunsford Singers

Event Date: 
01/12/2019 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Dunsford Village Hall, Dunsford, EX6 7DB

Our Christmassy concert with musical director Tim Pithers featuring the lovely Schubert Mass No.2 in G.

We will also sing:- The hauntingly atmospheric Northern Lights by Ola Gjeilo, Gaudete, O Holy Night, For Unto Us a Child is Born (from Handel’s Messiah), Winter Wonderland, and I Wonder as I Wander and a selection of carols with audience participation. Hot drinks and mince pies will be brought to you in the interval.

www.dunsfordsingers.co.uk

WITCH - a historical drama

Event Date: 
02/10/2019 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Venue: 
Alicia's Cultural Delights, 1 Station Road, Pinhoe, Exeter, EX1 3SA

WITCH - an original historical drama presented by Circle of Spears Productions.

Thomas Latimer has accused his destitute neighbour Margery Scrope of witchcraft after tragedy hits his family. Is Margery really guilty - or does Latimer have a darker agenda? And what will magistrate Sir William Tyrell make of the case?

This is a play about witch trials that contains neither a trial nor any witchcraft. It focuses on the human story behind such accusations, so there are no familiars, broomsticks or devil-pacts - just people, and what they are capable of doing to each other....

Callan Foulser

Exeter Festival organisers reveal line-up

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Fri, 06/14/2019 - 12:09pm

An eclectic mix of local bands and musicians have been chosen to play at this summer’s Exeter Festival.

The free afternoon of music takes place in Exeter’s Northernhay Gardens on Saturday 6 July.

Earlier in the year local bands and musicians were invited to pitch for a slot at the Exeter Festival, which runs from 5 to 7 July.

A total of 29 acts applied to play and these were whittled down to a final six by a judging panel which included local presenter Chris Dinnis. Organisers Exeter City Council have now revealed the full line-up for the afternoon session – over...

Renegade Pro Wrestling

Event Date: 
17/03/2019 - 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Venue: 
Unit 1 Exeter

Renegade Pro Wrestling comes to Unit 1 Exeter for the first time. With not 1 BUT 2 shows. First Family Friendly and Suitable for all ages. Doors open 2pm Adults £8, Child £5 Second A 18+ no holds barred show just for Adults! Featuring Hardcore Women's match and a even harder Renegade Riot match! There is Blood, sweat and Beers! Tickets £10 advance £12 on door. You will not want to miss either show!

Beyond the Barricade bring you all the musical theatre classics

Authored by Exeter Newsroom
Posted: Thu, 01/10/2019 - 10:20am

Now in the 20th successive year, Beyond The Barricade, the show that recreates original West End/Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity, will visit Exeter's Northcott Theatre this Saturday, 12th January.

Made up of a cast of past principal performers from Les Miserables, this blockbusting two hour show, has delighted audiences throughout the UK, mainland Europe, Asia and New Zealand for two decades and in doing so, has established itself as the one of the nation’s longest running musical theatre concerts.

Beyond the Barricade presents exciting concert...

Spark! in Princesshay

Event Date: 
06/12/2018 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Princesshay, Exeter

Princesshay has announced five top street performance acts to appear at its late-night shopping Thursdays. The illuminated entertainment will bring the centre to life with jaw-dropping displays throughout the holidays.

On Thursday 6th December, Spark!, the outstanding drumming light up show is back for a second year and will be performing throughout the centre at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm.

For more information about Christmas in Princesshay visit www.princesshay.co.uk/christmas .

Musical tragicomedy, Richard Carpenter is Close to You, visits Exeter

Authored by Exeter Newsroom
Posted: Wed, 10/24/2018 - 11:04am

Following a sell out smash hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017, and a highly successful Australian tour, musical tragicomedy ‘Richard Carpenter is Close to You’ has embarked on a national tour and will be visiting Exeter's Phoenix Theatre on Sunday November 4th.

He was on top of the world. Looking down on creation. To the left of (and slightly behind) his kid sister, Karen. Now he's back in the spotlight, but it's no longer yesterday once more. In a world of rainy days and Mondays, one man's solitary journey to find himself has only just begun... so get yourself a ticket to ride,...

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