THEATRE

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

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...

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...

Cirque Berserk! is coming to Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 01/24/2020 - 11:10am

Presented by Zippos, Cirque Berserk! Britain’s biggest and boldest theatre-circus spectacular, Cirque Berserk! is coming to Exeter in March at the start of a new national tour.

Combining beautiful contemporary circus artistry with hair-raising, death-defying stunts, all designed specially for staging in a theatre, the show is guaranteed to thrill audiences from 5 to 95!

The 2020 Cirque Berserk! show sees the return of its most famous – and most dangerous – act, the legendary ‘Globe of Death’, in which five motorcyclists defy gravity and risk life and limb traversing the...

Once Upon a Time in Exeter is a slapstick comedy adventure

Authored by Exeter Newsroom
Posted: Mon, 01/20/2020 - 12:33pm

A fairy tale like no other is coming to Exeter and is sure to leave audiences living happily ever after.

Gonzo Moose Theatre Company are back with their comedy adventure Once Upon A Time . The 90 minute show is packed full of hilarious slapstick, verbal wit, live music and even has a sensational death-defying finale, and will be at Exeter Phoenix on Tuesday 28th January.

Having previously thrilled audiences with hit shows The Thing That Came From Over There and What The Dickens, Gonzo Moose are back with a their fairy tale adventure bursting with physical comedy, absurd...

Richard Alston Dance Company

Event Date: 
28/01/2020 - 7:30pm to 29/01/2020 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Northcott

This outstanding company make their last visit to Exeter, celebrating 25 years with a terrific programme, packed with new work.

Brand new is Alston’s Shine On, to the song cycle by Britten and Auden On This Island (singer Katherine McIndoe, pianist Jason Ridgway); the recent Voices and Light Footsteps is inspired by the glorious Madrigals and Sinfonias of Monteverdi; A Far Cry by Martin Lawrance to an impassioned piece by Edward Elgar and the hugely popular Brahms Hungarian is back again.

The company are excited to be back – and don’t miss them because once they’re gone,...

Ghost the Musical

Event Date: 
22/01/2020 - 7:30pm to 25/01/2020 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Northcott

Based on the iconic 1990s film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost tells the amazing story of enduring love and betrayal using humour, tragedy and an incredible musical score.

Long-time couple Sam and Molly are living happily in New York. On their way back to their apartment one night, they are mugged at gunpoint, leaving Sam murdered in the street. Sam realises he is trapped between this world and the next as a Ghost and desperately wanting to reconnect with Molly, who he finds out is in severe danger herself. With the help of storefront psychic Oda Mae...

The Great Gatsby

Event Date: 
15/01/2020 - 7:45pm to 18/01/2020 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Norhcott

The 20s are back and the honour would be entirely ours if you would attend our little party.

The champagne is flowing, the music is playing and everyone who knows anyone is here… but has anyone actually met the host yet?

Taking you back to the roaring twenties, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby throws you into the glamour and scandal of American high-society – subverting the “American Dream” with disastrous consequences.

A cocktail of romance, deceit, money and morality, this is a party you don’t want to miss.

https://exeternorthcott.co.uk/calendar/the-...

Bang Bang!

Event Date: 
06/02/2020 - 7:30pm to 15/02/2020 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Northcott

John Cleese makes his stage writing debut with a hilarious new adaptation of this classic comedy – a delicious blend of French farce and Fawlty Towers based on Monsieur Chasse! by Georges Feydeau.

(Mr John Cleese does not appear in this production – he wanted to, but we wouldn’t let him.)

When Leontine, a respectable society lady, discovers that she’s been hoodwinked by her husband, Duchotel, who’s always pretending to go hunting but really chasing after other ‘prey’, she vows to take revenge on the philanderer! But while Duchotel’s away, his lifelong friend comes calling...

Get Your Jazz Hands Ready Chicago is Coming to Town! QE’s Theatre Academy is Counting Down to Showtime!

Authored by QueenElizabeth
Posted: Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:35am

QE’s Theatre Academy is getting ready to dazzle and delight local audiences with its latest theatrical spectacular; a very special high school version of the world famous musical, Chicago.

Set in 1920’s Jazz-age Chicago the musical is based on a 1926 play of the same time, by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins, about actual criminals she reported on.

The story plays alongside a classic soundtrack featuring showstoppers such as “All That Jazz and “Razzle Dazzle”, is a satirical take on corruption, media, fame and justice, and follow’s the exploits of Roxie Hart after she kills...

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