Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 01/24/2019 - 11:41am

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (25-27 January): 



Friday & Saturday, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Barry Steele and Friends - The Roy Orbison Story

Barry Steele - The Roy Orbison Story

Event Date: 
01/02/2019 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
The Corn Exchange, Exeter

He’s the man with the sunglasses and the black suit who delivered some of the world’s darkest and most emotional ballads, yet Texas-born Roy Orbison remains one of the most distinctive looking, and sounding performers in modern music.

The one and only Barry Steele take’s on the role in The Roy Orbison Story. He comes with great credentials and a genuine admiration for the Big O.

The X-Factor comes to Exeter

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 01/16/2019 - 7:15pm

The UK’s favourite singing show, The X Factor, is back and on the lookout for the next big breakout music stars with the audition team back on the road, scouring the country for budding hopefuls to take part in series 16 of the hit music show.

The audition tour will be a nationwide search and is coming to the Guildhall Shopping Centre in Exeter on Saturday 2 February. Auditions take place between 9am and 6pm and it couldn’t be simpler to apply.

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.

Puppetry of the Penis celebrate 20th anniversary with Greatest Bits UK Tour

Authored by Exeter Newsroom
Posted: Thu, 10/11/2018 - 9:31am

In the past 20 years, vast swathes of the Western World has played host to Puppetry of the Penis; the show has played to literally millions of people in over 35 countries, and in five languages. Today Australia’s greatest theatrical export, is celebrating their 20th Anniversary with the hilarious “Greatest Bits UK Tour” and are visiting Northcott Theatre, Exeter on October 26th.

Exeter Little Theatre Company present The Dresser

Event Date: 
18/09/2018 - 7:30pm to 22/09/2018 - 7:30pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

ELTC return to Exeter’s Barnfield Theatre this September to bring to life Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser, which captures the drama and relationships behind the scenes of a touring theatre company during World War II.

Taking centre stage is Sir (David Gunn-Johnson), the last of the great, but dying breed of English actor-mangers. However, when he arrives at the theatre in a bad shape and unsure what play his company are performing, or his lines, he must rely on his trusted dresser Norman (Dave Hill) and fellow actors to get him on stage.

Style In Exeter

Event Date: 
18/09/2018 - 11:00am to 23/09/2018 - 4:00pm
Princesshay, Exeter

Shoppers across Exeter will be treated to a week of fabulous fashion and instore events as Style in Exeter returns for its third year from Tuesday 18th until Sunday 23th September. Hosted by InExeter, the event, which takes place across the whole city, is a celebration of Exeter’s diverse retail offering with many independent shops taking part alongside High Street brand names and department stores.

EastEnder's star leaves Albert Square for Exmouth and this year's Christmas panto!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 08/30/2018 - 10:02pm

It may only be August, but the stars of this year's Christmas pantomime were in town on Tuesday to launch this year's show.

Following the huge success of last year's pantomime Cinderella Exmouth Pavilion have once again teamed up with north west pantomime company Trio Entertainment to bring the much loved traditional story of Aladdin to Exmouth this Christmas.

Jane Austen’s Persuasion: A Musical Drama

Event Date: 
22/09/2018 - 7:30pm
The Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3HF

Chamber Opera Tours presents Jane Austen’s Persuasion: A Musical Drama

One  performance only on Saturday, 22 September at 7.30pm

Following performances at the Jane Austen Festival in Bath, Chamber Opera Tours is thrilled to bring its original musical adaptation to the Palace Theatre in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Persuasion. 

Broadway Baby

Event Date: 
14/07/2018 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
The Blackmore Theatre, 10 Bicton Street, Exmouth, EX8 2RU

Broadway Baby is a fundraising cabaret evening full of wonderful musical theatre show tunes. Raising money for local charity FORCE it will feature songs from classic musicals including Les Miserables and Chicago and also from new Broadway smash hits Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen.

Sung by a talented group of local women, Broadway Baby guarantees to be a night that shouldn’t be missed.

Tickets:  £10

Please call Ticket Line 07484 509514 to book now.

Sponsored by The Blackmore Theatre