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.
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!
Daniel explains, “I played Abanazer in 2012 and it was great fun- my baddies are never scary- I play the villain like Humpty Dumpty having a bad day....
Your guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (21-23 December):
Robin Hood Barnfield Theatre, Exeter The Exeter Little Theatre Company Panto! 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. Tickets £10-£14. http://www....
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! https://exeternorthcott.co.uk
Alice! Saturday & Sunday, The Blackmore Theatre, Exmouth This is a family orientated version of Alice’s adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-glass. Many of the...
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.
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.
Geronimo also plans to unseat Chief Talking Bull, lover of the fast-food hi-tech world of the paleface, and declare all-out war. But an unlikely alliance between the disillusioned Bandits, the outlaws Angelina and Jolie and Texas Ranger Clint Westwood, make...
Following the huge success of ' Beauty & the Beast', 'Cinderella', 'Jack & the Beanstalk', and 'Dick Whittington', Exeter Corn Exchange presents the most exciting traditional pantomime story: ‘ALADDIN’!
From Saturday 8th December 2018 to Tuesday 1st January 2019 you can join a host of classic characters for songs, laughter and a perfect Christmas show!
The most magical and adventurous of all pantomimes will be lavishly presented, with all the fun our pantos are now famous for! The festive tale is told with merriment and melody- plus a big dollop of slapstick fun and...
We all know the story of Robin Hood and his Merry Men, Little John, Will Scarlett and Friar Tuck – or at least we think we do.
What if we were to tell you the true and unadulterated truth about who really wore the tights in Sherwood Forest?
The story of Maid Marian – leader of the Girlpower Gang – feisty and impetuous. A fighter. Happier with a sword than knitting needles unless the needles were very, very sharp. And very fond of Robin Hood.
The story of Robin Hood who was, of course a hero but who often needed Marian...