Comedian Tommy Tiernan heads for Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:41pm

Tommy Tiernan brings his new show ‘Out of the Whirlwind’ to Exeter Corn Exchange on Friday 12 February.

Tommy Tiernan is now in his 20th year as a stand-up comedian having won every award going, including stand-up comedy’s big prize the Perrier Award at Edinburgh Festival, and is still as passionate as ever about story-telling and comedy.

He has been voted ‘Ireland’s Funniest Living Person’, he appeared on Father Ted as well as the Late Show with David Letterman in the USA and set the Guinness World Record for a stand-up show with a staggering 36 hours and 15 minutes.

Community projects invited to apply for award

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 01/18/2016 - 2:48pm

Community organisations across Devon are being invited to apply for the 2016 Prince of Wales Award, organised by the Devon County Agricultural Association on behalf of HRH the Prince of Wales to recognise small scale projects geared to local sustainability.

The winning entry will receive £1,000 to boost its funds, as well as a certificate signed by Prince Charles, to be presented at the DCAA’s flagship event, the Devon County Show, which will be held this year from May 19-21.

The Good Stuff - Work in Progress

Event Date: 
03/03/2016 - 7:30am
The Beehive, Honiton

O’Shea & O'Gaukroger present 'The Good Stuff' (Work in Progress)
March 3rd 7:30pm The Beehive, Honiton

Join O&O for a night of drinks and laughs in the Theatre bar as they show their current work-in-progress, The Good Stuff.

Peter Pan

Event Date: 
24/12/2015 - 12:00pm to 30/12/2015 - 7:00pm
Exmouth Pavilion

Following a hugely successful Christmas pantomime "Snow White last year Trio Entertainment will be bringing their swashbuckling version of classic J.M Barrie fairytale Peter Pan to Exmouth Pavilion this Christmas. The world renowned tale has been reimagined into a wonderful fun-filled family Pantomime.

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.

Christmas Chaos

Event Date: 
17/12/2015 - 7:00pm to 23/12/2015 - 7:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Think your Christmas is chaotic? Think again!

A delicious dark Christmas story with Roald Dahl-esque overtones, Christmas Chaos invites you to join the Frost Family this festive season, as they prepare for the arrival of the most terrifying guest of all – Granny!

A Christmas Carol

Event Date: 
04/12/2015 - 7:00pm to 03/01/2016 - 7:00pm
Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter

For Christmas 2015, Exeter Northcott Theatre and Creative Cow present a magical new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ much-loved Christmas classic.

Ebenezer Scrooge is a notoriously bitter old man who is determined not to let Christmas interfere with his miserly routine. But one Christmas Eve, Scrooge receives some unexpected supernatural visitors who are determined to show him the true spirit of Christmas and the error of his ways.

Law firm donates theatre tickets to charities

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 11/26/2015 - 10:13am

The Family Law Company, sponsors of The Bike Shed Theatre's Christmas show, are giving fifty tickets to local charities this Christmas. 

Working with Families for Children and Children’s Hospice South West, young children and their carers will enjoy an original theatre production followed by popcorn and drinks at a special party on 10 December, provided by the local law company.

Set in the bombed ruins of an Exeter restaurant in 1944 , Eloise and the Curse of the Golden Whisk  follows a daring young girl who discovers a magical golden whisk and unleashes its ancient curse.

MAKE 2015 - Christmas Craft exhibition

Event Date: 
22/11/2015 - 10:00am to 03/01/2016 - 5:30pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF

A seasonal celebration of the hand-made, showcasing over 50 of the UK’s best contemporary designer-makers working in a variety of craft media. With a range of prices to suit everyone, MAKE 2015 is an excellent opportunity to buy an individual piece of craft this Christmas. In addition to the exhibition our shop has everything you need to decorate your home and choose the perfect gift as well as seasonal cards, wrapping and decorations.
Also join BBC Get Creative's 'Hey Clay' campaign, with free porcelain modelling on 5 December.

Free. Open daily, 10am-5.30pm

Reeves & Mortimer show cancelled

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 10/28/2015 - 12:00pm

Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer’s promoter has confirmed that comedian Bob Mortimer has undergone a successful triple bypass heart operation, and subsequently their Plymouth show on Sunday 29 November has been cancelled.

Following the operation, Bob will need to rest and recuperate for several weeks. Because of this, the first leg of the upcoming UK tour ‘25 Years of Reeves and Mortimer – The Poignant Moments’ has been cancelled.  It is hoped that the January and February 2016 shows will go ahead as planned.