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Coronation Street star returns for Exmouth Pavilion panto

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 09/01/2019 - 10:36am

It may only be August however panto bosses at Exmouth Pavilion are already working hard towards their biggest pantomime to date. This year Trio Entertainment will return to produce The fun-filled family favourite "Jack and The Beanstalk” starring Coronation Streets and Dancing On Ice star ‘Steven Arnold” best known for his role as Ashley Peacock in Coronation Street.

It was in 1996 that he made his debut in the soap and he remained there for the next 15 years. Out of all the memorable storylines he was given, the one Steven picks as his favourite is one of the first he did.

Beauty and the Beast

Event Date: 
30/11/2019 - 2:00pm to 05/01/2020 - 2:30pm
Exeter Northcott Theatre

The Northcott panto is back, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever!

When Belle, the most beautiful girl in Paris, bumps into Prince Valentin in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, love is definitely in the air. Well, until an Evil Enchantress turns up, that is, and everything suddenly gets a bit hairy. Really hairy!

Flying carpets spotted over Silverton… as the exotic east arrives with Aladdin!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 02/06/2019 - 7:19am

A TIMELESS tale of love set in exotic ancient China is coming to Silverton this February half-term as Aladdin swops the 55B bus to ride in on his magic carpet!

The Mid Devon village will be transformed into enchanting old Peking fit for a beautiful princess, a dastardly uncle, a clever genie and love-struck Aladdin in this family-favourite pantomime – the first to be staged in the village for almost 30 years!

Staged by the Silverton Luvvies, this modern take on a time-less classic promises laughs, love, intrigue and, er, two idiotic policemen!

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 01/05/2019 - 7:28am

Your guide to What's On in and around Exeter this weekend (4-6 January):


Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, Exeter Northcott Theatre

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 01/03/2019 - 11:59pm

Cracker Jack!

This year’s Northcott pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk really is a cracker! With a strong cast, pacy storyline, local references, great songs and plenty of laughs; Steve Bennett’s home-grown production proves that Exeter audiences love nothing more than a good panto to make the festive season complete.

Armed with arguably the most representative review panel in Devon, our two children, aged 5 and 10, we were oh-so-ready to do battle with the cruel Giant and encourage courageous Jack on his adventure to keep his family and village from destitution.

Double the Trouble - Double the Fun!

Authored by Exeter-Rep
Posted: Mon, 12/24/2018 - 10:49am

Panto at Exeter Corn Exchange has a reputation for bringing a novel approach to the classic storylines.  This year, Devon favourite: Daniel Page ('Billy Elliot', 'Hairspray') is playing TWINS in the exotic and magical 'Aladdin'!  He promises "Double the fun and double the trouble" as he is playing Abanazer and also Widow Twankey!

It's a plot twist which will allow Daniel to let out his naughty side as much as his damely nature!

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 12/22/2018 - 12:42pm

Your guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (21-23 December):


Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:59pm

Your guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (7-9 December):


Jack and the Beanstalk
Daily, Exeter Northcott
Get ready for the climb of your life this Christmas, as Exeter Northcott Theatre presents a GIANT of a family pantomime. Expect plenty of audience participation, live music and laughs galore.  Fee Fi Fo Fum…it’s panto fun for everyone!

ELTC present their 64th annual pantomime – Robin Hood

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 11/26/2018 - 7:48pm

Join the gang this Christmas as Exeter Little Theatre Company (ELTC) get ready to hit bullseye once again with their retelling of the classic story Robin Hood.

Head to Sherwood Forest and meet Robin and his Merry Men, outlaws robbing the rich and always landing themselves in trouble because of their terrible plans.

Trying to keep them in line are Maid Marian and her Girlpower Gang, but the girls will have their work cut out for them unless both groups learn to work together to take on Nottingham’s meanest Snotty Notty and Sir Guy.

Panto on the Prairie

Event Date: 
11/01/2019 - 7:00pm to 19/01/2019 - 7:00pm
Shaftesbury Theatre, Brunswick Place, Dawlish

It's panto time again, and this year Dawlish  Rep is taking you to the Wild West!

Calamity Jane (the Dame) emigrates from England to the American Wild West, expecting to share in her brother’s goldmines, but instead she ends up being kidnapped by a band of Mexican Bandits who are working for an Indian called Geronimo.