Devon based folk music organisation Wren Music launches a new collaboration with Exeter’s Cygnet theatre this week with the opening night in the ‘Wren Presents . . .’ season with Scottish Folk Singer and fiddle player Mairi Campbell in concert with Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll on Friday 28th March at 7.30pm.
Prices: Tickets are £12 (full) £10 (under 18s) available from Cygnet Theatre 01392 277189, Exeter Visitor Information Centre or on-line from www.wegottickets.com
‘Wren presents . . .’ is financially supported by Exeter Arts Council.
Lewis Carroll’s classic sequel to Alice in Wonderland gets an imaginative treatment in this stage adaptation by Katherine Kingsford directed by Alistair Ganley
Alice crawls through the mirror into a looking glass world where she has to outwit Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and gets the rough end of Humpty Dumpty’s tongue on her journey to become Queen. Sofia Fernandes, Helen Kirk and Kaja Pecnik bring the tale to life with the help of puppets and costumes inspired by the original Tenniel illustrations.
Performances at 7.30pm daiy, 3pm matinee on 1 March.
It is 1892 and dashing Oxford undergraduates, Jack and Charley are preparing to propose to Amy and Kitty, but a chaperone is needed or the girls will refuse their lunch invitation.
As luck would have it, Charley’s Aunt is arriving from Brazil (where the nuts come from) and will happily serve the purpose. However, a telegram declares that her trip is delayed so their plans are in disarray until they hit upon the idea that Lord Fancourt Babberley, their good friend, should put on a frock and assume her identity.
But, madness ensues when Charley’s real aunt from Brazil (where...
The Story of Thomas Clarkson's part in the campaign to end the story of the slave trade
If the nineteenth century abolished slavery why are more than 20 million people enslaved today? To our shame the work of Clarkson and Wilberforce remains unfinished: human trafficking and indentured labour proliferate everywhere. Does our lifestyle make us unwittingly complicit in this?
As we reflect on the courage and tenacity of Thomas Clarkson we ask: Could two ageing grumpies sort the outrage of modern day slavery?
Ticket Price: £6 (pay what you can on door – minimum £2)...
The Cygnet Company present Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel.
The time is 1936: harvest time in Ballybeg, County Donegal. The Mundy sisters, trapped by poverty, escape the drudgery with banter and dancing to the Marconi wireless, hoping to find love and a continuing future together.
A warm and compelling play by Brian Friel, one of the greatest modern Irish writers.
A performance of this play will also take place on 17 and 19 July at 7pm at Poltimore House, Exeter.
Devon’s folk arts organisation Wren Music presents a rare chance to experience Sweden’s leading player of the modern chromatic nyckelharpa (keyed fiddle).
He earned the designation Riksspelman – Fiddler of the Realm – while still in his teens, and has been World Champion twice.
In 2010 he was presented Sweden’s most prestigious award recognizing distinction and excellence in folk music, the Zorn Gold Medal, “For masterful and brilliant nyckelharpa playing firmly rooted in tradition”. Peter’s technique is unsurpassed.
His exceedingly precise playing is characterized...
Jonathan is recognized as a leading performer and teacher of Fooling, whose work with audiences is nationally and internationally known, bringing laughter, poignancy and a mischievous delight that blends into the audience. There is no other show like it.
He has toured in Canada, the USA, Australia, Spain, Bosnia, Jordan and the UK.
For a generation brought up on passive pastimes and TV dinners, his performances can be mind-blowing stuff . If you have never seen a Jonathan Kay show before, it is an open door to the imagination. Jonathan’s Fool brings a truly unique and...