What's on in and around Exeter this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:17pm

Stuck for something to do this weekend? Here's a selection of events happening in and around Exeter, 25-27 January.


Kinky and Quirky: Burlesque & Boogie

Today, 8pm, Exeter Corn Exchange

Funny, frivolous, frightful, fantastic, fabulous, fish fingers and other F words abound at Kinky & Quirky’s infamous January Comedy Burlesque and Boogie. 8pm, tickets £12.50, 01392 665938.

LOL Exeter Comedy Festival: James Acaster

Today, 7.30pm, Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Edinburgh Comedy Award 2012...

Half term hilarity with Frankenstein! at the Phoenix

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Tue, 01/08/2013 - 1:55pm

Miracle Theatre has been touring innovative comic theatre across the UK since 1979. Renowned for their surreal and comic re-workings of well-known and loved stories, Miracle’s inventive approach to Frankenstein! promises to tickle funny bones and have audiences jumping out of their seats!

Originally a Victorian novel, famously a black and white movie starring Boris Karloff and the inspiration for the 70’s musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show , Miracle presents its Frankenstein! as a musical - performed by the Ffitch Repertory...

Skin Deep is coming to the Bike Shed Theatre

Event Date: 
16/01/2013 - 7:30pm to 8:15pm
The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

The year is 1980. Born out of the cultural melting pot of Jamaica, London and Coventry, Ska and Two Tone music is sweeping the nation and has arrived in Exeter!

Four lives are touched and entwined forever by Ska music, fashion and culture but friendships are stretched and bonds tested when Jem suddenly returns ‘home’ from London, bringing with him a new identity. Skin Deep explores themes of cultural identity, working class values, race and sexuality in a Devon City set against the volatile backdrop of Thatcher’s Britain.

Skin Deep is an original play by Rosie & Midge...

Exeter Director's Lad plays title role in Aladdin

Authored by Kickline
Posted: Wed, 01/02/2013 - 2:06pm

The title role in Exeter’s own professional pantomime Aladdin, running at Exeter Corn Exchange until 6th January, is taken by sixteen year old Will Trafford in his first professional stage outing.

Given that his father is the writer, producer and director of the show you might say it was inevitable that Will would get a starring role, but there's no denying Will's pedigree, and he had to prove himself before getting the part.

Writing in the Express & Echo, reviewer Anita Merritt said of Will’s performance: “He dazzled during his dance scenes and looks destined...

Happy New Year from all at The Exeter Daily

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Mon, 12/31/2012 - 9:21pm

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! It has been an exciting start for us, with an overwhelmingly positive welcome by the various communities in Exeter, but that is nothing compared to what is to come in 2013. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the website so far, but to those who have not posted a story yet, why not add this to your New Year's Resolutions?

Have you been impressed by a local restaurant, exhibition or theatre production? You can share your thoughts by registering with us for free (if you have not done so already) and posting a story on any subject from...

Last chance to see (and smell) The Emperor's Perfume

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Mon, 12/31/2012 - 3:31pm

If you have not done so already, make sure you catch one of the last few performances of The Emperor's Perfume , a sensationally smelly theatre production for ages 5+.

The famous Parfumier of the town of Sniffniff creates the best scent in the land. One day the Emperor, hearing of his smelly skills, demands that he create a new perfume, a perfume never smelt before, a perfume fit for a king, or else there will be trouble....

Local actor Daniel makes a great Baddie in Aladdin

Authored by Kickline
Posted: Fri, 12/28/2012 - 3:04pm

Actor Daniel Page is loving being on stage at Exeter Corn Exchange and being hissed, booed and generally hated this Christmas, which isn’t the usual thing that professional actors hope for but in this case it’s perfectly normal as he plays Abanazer, the scheming and plotting baddie in Aladdin which runs from 15th December to 6th January.

Daniel has been all over the country as an actor and performer, but his first pantomime took place right here in Exeter. He says:

“I have only done one other professional panto before and that was last Christmas playing Friar Tuck in Robin...

"How I long to sail,” said the tiny snail... Northcott Theatre

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Wed, 11/14/2012 - 11:32pm
This year’s Christmas show at Exeter Northcott looks set to be a winner with children and grown-ups alike. Tall Stories, creators of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom , bring their latest production, The Snail and the Whale , to the theatre for a festive run on 12-30 December. This charming play of bravery tells the story of a tiny snail who longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale. What an adventure the pair embark upon, as they journey together across the seas. But then disaster strikes – the whale gets beached in a bay. Can the brave little snail save the...

Stuck for something to do this weekend? Here's the editor's pick of the best

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Fri, 11/09/2012 - 12:51am
For Art lovers... John Court 'The Work Between The Lines' Event Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 10:00 to Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 17:00 Venue: Spacex In The work between the lines, John Court’s first UK solo exhibition, new works will be shown alongside drawings and performances produced over the last fifteen years. His output includes performance, sculpture and video, but he considers all his work to be fundamentally concerned with drawing, in that drawing connects the elements of line, movement, space and time. Exhibition of Delightful Pottery by Glenn Eliot Event Date: Tuesday,...

It's theatre in Exeter… but not as you know it…

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Wed, 10/31/2012 - 3:26pm
Exeter is about to experience a completely different kind of theatre. In You With Me , there’s no stage, no visible actors, no audience sitting comfortably. Instead, this production offers a personal, unique and totally different experience, taking participants on a journey through Exeter and guiding them on a playful adventure in which unexpected incidents cause familiar routes to be seen with fresh eyes. Participants are asked to meet in a well-known Exeter location. They receive a phone call and the performance begins. For 45 minutes, they talk to a stranger whilst navigating the city, new...