THEATRE

Chris Packham Goes Totally Wild at Exeter Northcott

Event Date: 
24/11/2012 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Northcott Theatre
Although known first and foremost as an impassioned naturalist, the compelling and charismatic wildlife TV presenter is also the natural world's equivalent of a photo-journalist. Through his work he’s explored many habitats from Antarctic islands, rainforests, deserts, the Everest mountain range and the deep oceans. It’s these adventures which have afforded him the opportunity to capture some amazing images on camera – portraying the simple yet stunning beauty of the natural world.

Michael Morpurgo's Farm Boy at Exeter Northcott

Event Date: 
06/11/2012 - 7:30pm to 10/11/2012 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Northcott
New Perspectives Theatre Company and Scamp Theatre present Michael Morpurgo's Farm Boy, adapted and directed by Daniel Buckroyd. It sometimes felt as though time had stood still on the family farm – swallows nesting in the eaves, the old Fordson Tractor quietly rusting in the back of the barn, Grandpa still tending his chickens – that is, until the summer his grandson finished school and came to stay, and the old man started telling stories of what it had been like on the farm when he was a boy.

Lovers’ Vows (1795), a play in five acts by Elizabeth Inchbald

Event Date: 
18/10/2012 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Northcott Theatre
A stirring romantic tale of past wrongs haunting victim and perpetrator This hugely popular play, written by Bury St Edmunds playwright Elizabeth Inchbald, is best known as the one which causes all the moral consternation in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. The cast of Mansfield Park will perform a rehearsed reading with the actors performing their character's roles as cast in Jane Austen's novel. The reading will be followed by a post-show discussion. Tickets: £8 with a £2 discount for concessions.

A Christmas Carol comes to the Barnfield Theatre

Event Date: 
06/11/2012 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
Ballet Theatre UK presents A Christmas Carol Join Ballet Theatre UK on a magical journey to the dark and twisting streets of old Dickensian London. Meet Ebenezer Scrooge, a penny clutching old miser, his heart so cold and steely it cannot be softened by any amount of festive cheer. One magical night Scrooge is visited by mystical ghosts, who show him there is more to life than work and money and slowly he begins to recognise the true meaning of Christmas.

Hallowe'en EAT style... A Dark Victorian Cabaret

Event Date: 
31/10/2012 - 8:00pm to 03/11/2012 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
1889 saw the re-opening of the Exeter Theatre Royal after the tragic fire two years earlier. This Hallowe'en, Exeter Alternative Theatre presents a re-imagining of that auspicious night 123 years ago; an absinthe-laced cocktail of theatre, cabaret and burlesque. Expect a rollercoaster ride of frights and frolics, featuring Jack the Ripper in the Exeter Lunatic Asylum, The Origins of Dracula (the day Bram Stoker came to town), Lilly Laudanum, Dark Annie, the Phantom Juggler, Queen Victoria as you've never seen her before and a whole lot more! Welcome to Halloween EAT style...

The Haunting of Romany Rye by Jane Bennett

Event Date: 
25/10/2012 - 8:00pm to 27/10/2012 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth
The highly acclaimed and innovative Nightshade Theatre Company bring you the premiere of this ghost story starring James Pellow Jane Benett and Janette Froud. Tickets: £12, performance at 8pm. Box Office:  01395 514413 http://www.manorpavilion.com

BONES: A new play by Jane Upton

Event Date: 
21/10/2012 - 7:30pm to 22/10/2012 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
The Bike Shed Theatre

Following a sell-out run at last year’s Edinburgh Festival, Fifth Word take their production of Jane Upton’s Bones on the road this Autumn and are coming to Exeter's Bike Shed on the 21st and 22nd of October. This production marks Fifth Word's first national tour, don't miss it.

Synopsis

I had this pet rabbit once. I used to hold it tight ‘til my knuckles went white. I held it tight so it couldn’t run. But it did. It dug itself out of the mud round the yard. I would have dug my way out and never come back if it wasn’t for her.

Kinky & Quirky's Burlesque and Boogie Night

Event Date: 
07/12/2012 - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Exmouth Pavilion
K& Q's 'Christmas Crackers'  Burlesque and Boogie A glittery, stocking-filled spectacular with amazing entertainment, rockin' music,  fun and frivolity! Devon's burlesque funsters Kinky & Quirky will be hosting another exciting and unmissable night which will have you laughing, whooping and shaking your tail feathers.   Cabaret seating with dancefloor, dress to impress. Always the best burlesque party in the SW! www.kinkyandquirky.com  "The best Saturday night I've had out in Exeter for a long time" Express & Echo

Rosie Wilby presents How (not) to make it in Britpop

Event Date: 
19/11/2012 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter
From playing Glastonbury and Ronnie Scott’s to miming on children’s television, musician turned comedian Rosie Wilby looks back at the emotional rollercoaster of chasing stardom at the heady height of Britpop in How (not) to make it in Britpop – a revised version of her acclaimed 2011 Edinburgh Fringe show Rosie’s Pop Diary.  

Quirk Theatre & Exeter Phoenix: The Emperor's Perfume

Event Date: 
12/12/2012 - 12:30pm to 05/01/2013 - 4:30am
Venue: 
Exeter Phoenix
Wed 12 Dec - 1:00pm, until Sat 5 Jan, £6.50 / £9.50 (£6.50) / £6   Sponsored by This Year's Show  

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