Exeter Mum to become Pickled Person for a day

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Fri, 01/10/2020 - 6:42am

You don't have to be a bottle blond to join the outrageous Circus of Horrors but you may be asked to fit in a bottle.

The Circus of Horrors were looking for a new Pickled Person to join their show for their performances in Exeter Corn Exchange on the 22nd June.

All applicants thinking of auditioning will have to fit into a bottle measuring only 2' tall & 18'' in diameter, they must not suffer from claustrophobia and be able to squeeze into tight spaces.

After seeing the advert on Social Media Ashton Cole from Polsloe Bridge in Exeter decided she would jump at...

Hansel & Gretel

Event Date: 
21/12/2019 - 11:00am to 27/12/2019 - 2:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

The interactive Christmas treat for families – and anyone who would enjoy a relaxed, inclusive theatre experience – is back!

Join Hansel and Gretel as they venture into the woods, trailing breadcrumbs and sharing their story as they go. The mischievous siblings are searching for the magical Christmas Market at the heart of the forest – but if they’re not careful, they’ll find more than just sweets waiting for them in the wintry woods…

This inclusive version of Hansel & Gretel is a sensory story full of music, gentle interaction and integrated signing. With an enchanted...

Beauty and the Beast

Event Date: 
30/11/2019 - 7:00pm to 05/01/2020 - 7:00pm
Exeter Northcott

When Belle, the most beautiful girl in Paris, bumps into Prince Valentin in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, love is definitely in the air. Well, until an Evil Enchantress turns up, that is, and everything suddenly gets a bit hairy. Really hairy!

Join Belle’s sister Soufflé, her father Monsieur Marzipan (Steve Bennett) and Dame Betty Bonbon as they team up to free Belle from the clutches of the Beast and save the family business. Will good triumph over evil? Will Betty finally find the sugar daddy she’s been waiting for? Will love find a way to reunite Belle and her missing Prince...

Oh What A Nite! Featuring The Jerseys comes to Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 12/27/2019 - 9:13pm

OH WHAT A NITE! featuring The Jersyes comes to Exeter Barnfield Theatre on Monday 6 April 2020!

Direct from their residency at Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s famous Horseshoe Bar – this is a Celebration Of The Amazing Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons featuring The Jerseys and their LIVE band The Four Reasons!

Join 'Oh What A Nite!' as we celebrate the timeless music of the 100 million album selling Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Incredible falsettos, beautiful acapellas - the authenticity of the sublime harmonies of the 60s and 70s - with a huge...


Event Date: 
23/12/2019 - 7:00pm to 04/01/2020 - 7:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Join ELTC on a magical journey to Old Peking this ChristmasExeter Little Theatre Company have been entertaining audiences with their annual pantomime for 65 years.

From the directors that brought you the hugely successful pantomime ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' in 2016/2017, this Christmas ELTC bring you the well loved, traditional family pantomime ‘Aladdin’.

Meet hero Aladdin, his comical brother WisheeWashee and their hard working mum, Widow Twankey in a bid to go from rags to riches. Aladdin, however, has love on his mind as he tries to win over the heart of the...

Title & Deed

Event Date: 
15/02/2020 - 7:30pm
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Living Room Theatre Will Eno’s Directed by Polly Whitfield Performed by Philip Robinson Title And Deed, an astonishing piece of contemporary drama: laugh out loud funny, powerfully poignant. A monologue on mortality, home, family, love, language, and a tuba. “Oh would some Power the gift give us, to see ourselves as others see us” Robert Burns In this play a man who is “not from here” wanders on-stage and speaks directly to us, talking about what divides and unites us. We are not him, but is he, in some mirror-like way, us?

Comedy at the Park

Event Date: 
07/02/2020 - 7:00pm to 10:30pm
Sandy Park, Exeter

The first Comedy at the Park of 2020 will be on Friday 7th February. The line-up is yet to be announced, however the Comedy Surgery are sure to come up with four brilliant comics. Tickets are available for £10, or £15 including hot food on the evening. Early bird tickets are available until Friday 20th December. To book, please visit

John Keats’ Year of Wonders

1819 – John Keats’ Year of Wonders

Event Date: 
07/11/2019 - 7:30pm to 09/11/2019 - 10:00pm
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Keats is one of the greatest English language poets; his rich imagery and language are thrilling to hear and draw the listener into luscious worlds of sensuality and drama. Join the Cygnet Company in celebrating Keats’ genius in this sensual and delicate staging of his great Odes and narrative poems from 1819. Music, movement and romantic passion infuse this unique performance. More details

Directing weekends in Exeter

Authored by CygnetTheatre
Posted: Sun, 09/22/2019 - 4:33pm

Directing Weekends If you would like to explore the practical skills of a theatre director or simply want to know more about the art of directing, Cygnet Theatre can offer you the opportunity in a series of weekend workshops during October, November & January.

Over three weekends the possibilities, the difficulties and the joys of theatre direction will be illuminated, dissected and put into practice.

Try you hand, and discover from professional theatre directors how best to serve the script or narrative – and the actors. Each weekend will be hosted by different...

WITCH - a historical drama

Event Date: 
02/10/2019 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Alicia's Cultural Delights, 1 Station Road, Pinhoe, Exeter, EX1 3SA

WITCH - an original historical drama presented by Circle of Spears Productions.

Thomas Latimer has accused his destitute neighbour Margery Scrope of witchcraft after tragedy hits his family. Is Margery really guilty - or does Latimer have a darker agenda? And what will magistrate Sir William Tyrell make of the case?

This is a play about witch trials that contains neither a trial nor any witchcraft. It focuses on the human story behind such accusations, so there are no familiars, broomsticks or devil-pacts - just people, and what they are capable of doing to each other....