Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Event Date: 
28/12/2015 - 2:00pm to 09/01/2016 - 7:30pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Manor Road, Sidmouth

Join Ali Baba over mountains and desert to outwit the villainous Chief Thief to buy freedom of this friends. A sparkling story to make this the best panto around.

Ticket Prices £12/£6 under 16s

The King with Donkey's Ears

Event Date: 
09/12/2015 - 1:00pm to 03/01/2016 - 4:30pm
Exeter Phoenix

Quirk Theatre and Exeter Phoenix present The King with Donkey's Ears

For everyone over 5!

For the thirteenth year running Quirk Theatre and Exeter Phoenix join together to ignite young imaginations and bring wonderfully creative live theatre to over three thousand people at Christmas time.

The king has something hidden under his hat. Something big…. He has donkey’s ears! Only the royal barber knows his secret, and if he tells another living soul he stands to lose everything that is precious to him. But the barber can’t contain himself. He can’t eat, he can’t sleep....

Sleeping Beauty

Event Date: 
12/12/2015 - 1:00pm to 03/01/2016 - 3:00pm
Exeter Corn Exchange, Exeter

Following the huge success of 'Cinderella', Jack & the Beanstalk', 'Aladdin', 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' and 'Dick Whittington', Exeter Corn Exchange presents one of the most loved traditional pantomimes: 'Sleeping Beauty'! From Saturday 12th December to Sunday 3rd January 2016 you can join a host of classic characters for songs, laughter and a perfect Christmas show! The cast includes stars of West End musicals, 'Billy Elliot', 'Guys & Dolls', 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert', 'Sunset Boulevard', 'Acorn Antiques' and 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'! The princess of all pantomimes...

Performing tips from Exeter panto pros

Authored by Kickline
Posted: Tue, 12/30/2014 - 8:55am

Pantomime is a unique British tradition. You will not find pantos being performed in any other part of the world except, of course, wherever several enthusiastic Brits with a penchant for slapstick and cross dressing are gathered together.

The panto season stretches into the New Year and in Exeter and the rest of the country hundreds of companies will be staging pantos now and in the coming months.

They could be amateur or professional, well funded or on a shoestring, treading the boards in theatres, arts centres or village halls. The common purpose is to entertain people,...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 12/21/2014 - 5:23pm

If you are looking for something to do or somewhere to go this weekend, there’s plenty to choose from in our guide to What's On in and around Exeter.


Jack and the Beanstalk Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter Fee fi fo fum! One minute Jack's mother is chucking his magic beans in the bin, the next thing he knows he's whisked off to a land of giants where great treasures await... unless he ends up in an enormous cooking pot! With a stellar cast, Kickline returns with the same incredible mix of magic, laughs and silly sing-alongs that made 'Cinderella' such a...

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Pantomime

Event Date: 
30/01/2014 - 7:30pm to 01/02/2014 - 5:30pm
Broadclyst Victory Hall

Hi Ho ... Hi Ho ... It's off to the panto we go! Come along and watch Broadclyst Theatre Group’s panto,Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Join us for an exciting show with slapstick fun, singing, dancing and plenty of laughter. Whilst Snow White and her friends do battle with Evilena the wicked Queen, poor Muddles gets into lots of trouble.

Venue: Broadclyst Victory Hall Performance Times Thursday 30 January 7.30pm Friday 31 January 7.30pm Saturday 1 February 5.30pm

Tickets £8 for adults/ £5 children from Broadclyst Post Office. Online:

'Once Upon A Time' Panto in aid of FORCE Cancer Charity

Event Date: 
04/12/2013 - 7:30pm to 08/12/2013 - 7:30pm
Barnfield Theatre

Oh yes they are...... the Exeter Police & Hospital Players are putting on their pantomine - 'Once Upon a Time' in aid of FORCE at the Barnfield Theatre, between the 4th and the 8th of December.

Why not go along and get into the festive spirit?

Evenings: 7.30 pm Matinees: (7th and 8th Dec) 2pm

Tickets cost £10 for adults; £7 for concessions and children, and can be purchased via the theatre. Please call 01392 270 891 for further information and to get your tickets.

Kickline Theatre presents Cinderella

Event Date: 
14/12/2013 - 12:00pm to 05/01/2014 - 3:00pm
Exeter Corn Exchange

As the only professional pantomime produced in Exeter, the seasonal offering at Exeter Corn Exchange has become an essential part of Christmas in the city since the first one, “Snow White” in 2010.

Produced by Kickline Theatre, this year’s panto is the ultimate dreams-come-true story, “Cinderella”. The show runs from 14th December - 5th January and tickets are available from Exeter Corn Exchange on 01392 665938 and at

Kickline’s pantomime performers have always been strong on professional stage experience, not least Exeter actor Daniel Page who...

Exeter Director's Lad plays title role in Aladdin

Authored by Kickline
Posted: Wed, 01/02/2013 - 2:06pm

The title role in Exeter’s own professional pantomime Aladdin, running at Exeter Corn Exchange until 6th January, is taken by sixteen year old Will Trafford in his first professional stage outing.

Given that his father is the writer, producer and director of the show you might say it was inevitable that Will would get a starring role, but there's no denying Will's pedigree, and he had to prove himself before getting the part.

Writing in the Express & Echo, reviewer Anita Merritt said of Will’s performance: “He dazzled during his dance scenes and looks destined...

Local actor Daniel makes a great Baddie in Aladdin

Authored by Kickline
Posted: Fri, 12/28/2012 - 3:04pm

Actor Daniel Page is loving being on stage at Exeter Corn Exchange and being hissed, booed and generally hated this Christmas, which isn’t the usual thing that professional actors hope for but in this case it’s perfectly normal as he plays Abanazer, the scheming and plotting baddie in Aladdin which runs from 15th December to 6th January.

Daniel has been all over the country as an actor and performer, but his first pantomime took place right here in Exeter. He says:

“I have only done one other professional panto before and that was last Christmas playing Friar Tuck in Robin...