THEATRE

Exeter Northcott

Exeter Northcott partners with Creative Industries Federation to stream Le Navet Bete’s Treasure Island

A trailblazing partnership has been set up to enable global audiences the chance to enjoy an hilarious version of a British classic - Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island .

Le Navet Bete’s version of this swashbuckling adventure at the Northcott Theatre was one of the few productions able to play to a live socially-distanced audience over the Christmas period. With standing ovations and rapturous applause, audiences praised the show for offering much-needed laughter and escapism after a difficult year. Unfortunately, with tightening lockdown restrictions, the run was cut...

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Cygnet Theatre to be part of The Stage national scholarship scheme

Cygnet Theatre is thrilled to be taking part in the 2021 scholarship scheme organised by national industry newspaper The Stage.

The Stage Scholarships scheme has now been running for more than 30 years, but this is the first time Cygnet Theatre has partnered with them to offer this fantastic opportunity to one potential student. Successful auditionees will receive a year’s free training on our foundation course, worth £7,500.

Cygnet’s training takes a learn-while-doing approach, giving live performances as an ensemble to paying audiences from term one. All students...

Wizard of Oz set for Exeter Corn Exchange

The spirit of Christmas can never be defeated, and just like Santa, panto will always find a way to make an appearance!

That is certainly the case at Exeter Corn Exchange, where preparations are being made for this year’s pantomime, The Wizard of Oz!

In true theatre tradition the show must go on and with the Coronavirus pandemic, organisers have been working hard to ensure this year’s production allows safe family fun, with extra precautions put in place.

These include socially distanced seating, extra cleaning and a shorter running time without an interval....

Cygnet Theatre launches #SaveOurTheatres crowdfunder as part of a national campaign

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 09/11/2020 - 10:59pm

Crowdfunder.co.uk & Theatres Trust have launched a nationwide crowdfunding campaign to help save theatres across the UK. The #SaveOurTheatres campaign was launched on 8th September with theatre fundraising pages going live up and down the country.

In Exeter and across the county, theatres are suffering. Cygnet Theatre is at the heart of our community: it is a place to come together, to be entertained and to be inspired. Training theatres like Cygnet are where our best-loved actors learn their craft. Cygnet has a long history of training ‘swans’ who go on to work in the West...

Exeter Meisner Workshop

Event Date: 
04/10/2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Community Centre, 17 St. Davids Hill, Exeter EX4 3RG

Create authentic performances using the Meisner Technique.

Book here: https://creativeculturesw.co.uk/events/exeter-meisner-workshop-2/

This simple yet powerful acting system equips the actor to live truthfully under given (imaginary) circumstances. Over a series of sessions, we practise and receive feedback on all the Meisner exercises then, with a thorough grounding established, we begin to apply our learning to working with texts.

Exeter Meisner Workshop

Event Date: 
20/09/2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Community Centre, 17 St. Davids Hill, Exeter EX4 3RG

Create authentic performances using the Meisner Technique.

Book here: https://creativeculturesw.co.uk/events/exeter-meisner-workshop-2/

This simple yet powerful acting system equips the actor to live truthfully under given (imaginary) circumstances. Over a series of sessions, we practise and receive feedback on all the Meisner exercises then, with a thorough grounding established, we begin to apply our learning to working with texts.

St Thomas Story Tours

St Thomas Story Tours

Event Date: 
05/09/2020 - 10:45am to 13/09/2020 - 3:30pm
Venue: 
Starting at Emmanuel Hall, St Thomas

St Thomas Story Tours by Theatre Alibi – 5th – 13th September 2020

Last October Theatre Alibi held the brilliant St Thomas Exhibition at Emmanuel Hall when there were over a thousand visits. A lot has changed since then. In May they were going to put on a show based on the wonderful stories they’d heard at the exhibition. Although that’s been postponed until next year, they didn’t want to leave it at that. So, come to ST THOMAS STORY TOURS a free gentle walk around St Thomas, starting from Emmanuel Hall, and stopping along the way to hear stories and listen to songs about St...

Urgent research begins to help ensure survival of regional theatre threatened due to coronavirus

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 07/01/2020 - 4:32pm

Urgent research has begun to find a way for small and mid-sized theatre companies threatened with closure due to coronavirus to keep operating.

The study will investigate if audiences are willing to pay for remote performances and how actors can take their work online and continue to be paid.

Theatres and companies around the country are making staff redundant and the future of many is in jeopardy. The research will be conducted rapidly so the findings are reported and can be of use before the Government’s furlough scheme – which has supported many in the industry – ends...

A Double Bill of Contemporary One Act Plays

A Double Bill of Contemporary One Act Plays

Event Date: 
12/03/2020 - 7:00pm to 13/03/2020 - 9:45pm
Venue: 
The Blackmore Theatre, 10 Bicton Street, Exmouth, EX8 2RU

Sidmouth Amateur Dramatic Society Ltd – Youth present A Double Bill of Contemporary One Act Plays at The Blackmore Theatre, Exmouth on 12th & 13th March 2020 commencing at 7.00pm.

The plays are:

1. 'Through the Looking Glass' Adapted by Lindsay Price from the original by Lewis Carroll

“You can be the White Queen’s Pawn, if you like. You’re in the Second Square to begin with: when you get to the Eighth Square you’ll be a Queen.”

Alice is back in Wonderland and things are more confusing than ever – Flowers talk, the White Queen cries before she pricks her...

A Double Bill of Contemporary One Act Plays

Ticket Announcement - A Double Bill of Contemporary One Act Plays

Event Date: 
27/02/2020 - 9:30am to 13/03/2020 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
The Blackmore Theatre, 10 Bicton Street, Exmouth, EX8 2RU

Tickets are now on sale for A Double Bill of Contemporary One Act Plays to be presented by Sidmouth Amateur Dramatic Society Ltd – Youth at The Blackmore Theatre, Exmouth on 12th & 13th March 2020 commencing at 7.00pm.

Please call 07785 586524 to book now.

The plays are:

1. 'Through the Looking Glass' Adapted by Lindsay Price from the original by Lewis Carroll

“You can be the White Queen’s Pawn, if you like. You’re in the Second Square to begin with: when you get to the Eighth Square you’ll be a Queen.”

Alice is back in Wonderland and things...

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