THEATRE

The Chicago Blues Brothers are on a Motown Mission

Authored by Exeter Newsroom
Posted: Thu, 10/25/2018 - 5:53pm

The award-winning Chicago Blues Brothers present the world’s biggest and best tribute to the legendary Blues Brothers with ‘MOTOWN MISSION’, a two hour high energy, all-singing, all-dancing songfest featuring over 40 smash hits – many of which were featured in the Blues Brothers films – performed live in concert. They bring their high-energy tribute spectacular to Exeter's Northcott Theatre this Saturday 27th October.

Says Chris, who also serves as the show’s musical arranger and producer: “One of the things I love about being a Chicago Blues Brother is the chance to carry on the...

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.

He was on top of the world. Looking down on creation. To the left of (and slightly behind) his kid sister, Karen. Now he's back in the spotlight, but it's no longer yesterday once more. In a world of rainy days and Mondays, one man's solitary journey to find himself has only just begun... so get yourself a ticket to ride,...

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. For those of you unacquainted with the phenomenon that is Puppetry Of The Penis, who perhaps wonder how a show that started in 1998 featuring naked men manipulating their dangly bits, could possibly have gone on...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 10/07/2018 - 12:24pm

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (5-7 October):

THEATRE

Comedy at the Park Friday, Sandy Park, Exeter The headline act for the evening is confirmed as Paul McCaffrey, an experienced comic who has appeared on Russell Howard's Good News and BBC 3's Impractical Jokers. He will be joined by MC Noel Brodie, and Plymouth-based comedian Richard James, with further acts to be announced. www.sandypark.co.uk/book

No Half Life Friday & Saturday, Cygnet Theatre, Exeter Living through some of the most turbulent times in modern European...

Exeter Alum brings Critically Acclaimed Play, SKIN A CAT, to Exeter

Authored by Exeter Newsroom
Posted: Wed, 10/03/2018 - 7:57pm

Following an immensely successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 ("a witty, tender play” **** Financial Times), a previous sell-out, award-winning run at The Vault Festival 2016 and a highly successful run at The Bunker London 2016, Rive Productions are delighted to bring Isley Lynn’s SKIN A CAT to Exeter Phoenix on 5th & 6th October.

Every teenager thinks they’re the only one not having sex. But for Alana (Lydia Larson), it may well be true. Every time she gets close to doing it, something just seems to get in the way. Soon she can’t help wondering if it’s this tricky for...

Brand new comedy nights with Suck a Lemon Comedy Club

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 10/02/2018 - 1:38pm

Laughter, they say, is the best medicine and at Suck A Lemon the doctor is definitely in session. Every fortnight they’ll be bringing the best, most entertaining and downright hilarious acts to Exeter for a brand new comedy night. Suck A Lemon will feature some of the hottest and funniest upcoming names in comedy alongside award-winning comedians and guests from TV shows such as BBC2's Mock The Week, Live at the Apollo and Britain's Got Talent. Our wonderful resident compares will lead proceedings for a guaranteed laugh-packed evening out.

Full bar with Suck A Lemon Comedy...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 09/29/2018 - 10:49pm

Your essential guide to What’s On in around Exeter this weekend (28-30 September).

THEATRE

Eros and Psyche Friday, Cygnet Theatre, Exeter From raunchy to poetic, sacred to profane, pioneering performance storyteller Sally-Pomme Clayton recreates the myth of Eros and Psyche in spoken word and living sound. Tickets £10. https://cygnettheatre.co.uk

Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians & Terrible Tudors Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Exeter Northcott We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for two...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 09/16/2018 - 3:10pm

Your essential guide to What’s on in and around Exeter this weekend (21-23 September)

THEATRE

Company Wayne McGregor – Autobiography Friday, Exeter Northcott For 25 years, British choreographer and director Wayne McGregor has made choreography that interrogates life through the experience of the body. Now McGregor turns his attention to the body as archive, with a dance portrait illuminated by the sequencing of his own genome. https://exeternorthcott.co.uk

Jane Austen’s Persuasion: A Musical Drama Saturday, 7.30pm, The Palace Theatre, Paignton Following...

Humbug!

Event Date: 
12/12/2018 - 7:00pm to 24/12/2018 - 8:15pm
Venue: 
St Nicholas Priory

A unique and immersive Christmas experience taking place throughout Exeter's oldest building. Join Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey through past, present and future in this theatrical reimagining of Charles Dickens' classic ghost story A Christmas Carol.

Following a sell-out run last year, Humbug! returns to St Nicholas Priory this December. Expect live music, video projections and plenty of festive cheer!

Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment! https://www.wanderingtiger.com/tickets

Behind the curtain: ELTC suits up for The Dresser...

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 09/09/2018 - 11:16am

It’s wartime, but the show must go on as Exeter Little Theatre Company (ELTC) brings the curtain up on one of theatre’s modern classics.

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...

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