EastEnder's star leaves Albert Square for Exmouth and this year's Christmas panto!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 08/30/2018 - 10:02pm

It may only be August, but the stars of this year's Christmas pantomime were in town on Tuesday to launch this year's show.

Following the huge success of last year's pantomime Cinderella Exmouth Pavilion have once again teamed up with north west pantomime company Trio Entertainment to bring the much loved traditional story of Aladdin to Exmouth this Christmas.

Aladdin will feature an all star cast including Eastender's and Strictly Come Dancing soap star Ricky Groves who is best known for his roles as Gary in the hit BBC soap Eastenders as well as making appearances on...

Chamber Opera Tours bring Jane Austen's Persuasion: A Musical Drama to Devon

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 08/29/2018 - 9:09pm

Barbara Landis, artistic director of Chamber Opera Tours, found Jane Austen’s language so perfect that it begged to be adapted to theatrical lyrics. The adapted original musical drama of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, which first premiered at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago in 2011, has been touring internationally since 2013.

This summer, Chamber Opera Tours will arrive in Paignton to perform a one-night-only performance at the Palace Theatre on 22 September at 7.30pm, on the heels of several performances at the 2018 Jane Austen Festival in Bath.

The performances are sell-outs...

Jane Austen’s Persuasion: A Musical Drama

Event Date: 
22/09/2018 - 7:30pm
The Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3HF

Chamber Opera Tours presents Jane Austen’s Persuasion: A Musical Drama

One performance only on Saturday, 22 September at 7.30pm

Following performances at the Jane Austen Festival in Bath, Chamber Opera Tours is thrilled to bring its original musical adaptation to the Palace Theatre in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Persuasion.

This popular production has toured the UK and North America the past five years and features music from Jane Austen’s manuscripts and the era, fully staged with chamber orchestra, beautiful Regency costumes,...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 08/27/2018 - 5:46am

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (24-27 August):


Playback Youth Theatre presents: Shandytown Saturday, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter What is home? What is the line between legality and morality? How do we keep a community alive?

Strictly Murder Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth April 1939. An English couple, Peter and Suzy, are living in Provence in idyllic isolation, far away, it seems from the rumblings of the coming war. Their peace is shattered from within when Suzy discovers she has been...


Event Date: 
24/09/2018 - 7:30pm to 29/09/2018 - 7:30pm
The Blackmore Theatre, 10 Bicton Street, Exmouth, EX8 2RU

The Exmouth Players (CIO) presents “Quartet”, a comedy by Ronald Harwood, at The Blackmore Theatre from Mon 24th to Sat 29th September 2018, including a Saturday Matinee. Evening performances are at 7.30pm and the Saturday Matinee starts at 2.30pm Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred reside in a home for retired opera singers in Kent, England. Each year, on the tenth of October, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday. Jean, once married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva and refuses to sing. But the show must go on in this funny and...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 08/18/2018 - 3:17pm

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (17-19 August).


Alice in Wonderland Saturday & Sunday, 2pm, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter Panto time? Oh Yes It Is! This fun-filled family show features stunning scenery, colourful costumes, toe-tapping songs and bucket loads of laughter. Join Alice as she falls down the rabbit hole and finds herself in the most peculiar place she’s ever seen! She’ll need to have her wits about her as the evil, but hilarious, Queen of Hearts is after the secret recipe to create the best Jam Tarts for her tea party...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 08/11/2018 - 3:56pm

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (10-12 August):


The League of Gentlemen Live Again! Friday, Exeter Northcott The League of Gentlemen return to the stage for their first UK tour in over 12 years with their brand new live show. See BAFTA Award winning comedy legends Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson bring their dark and unhinged fictional village of Royston Vasey to theatres and arenas across the country.

Handbagged Saturday, Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth Paul Taylor...

The Magic Garden returns to libraries across Devon

Authored by lemonpeel
Posted: Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:44pm

Boo to a Goose Theatre returns to libraries and venues across Devon this summer with their interactive family show, ’The Magic Garden’. With fairies, animals and teddy bears, the performance was created specifically to meet Early Years developmental needs, and is accessible for babies and toddlers, allowing them to enter the captivating story of The Magic Garden with puppets and beautiful music.

Ranked as one of the Top 10 family days out in the UK (National Lottery Days 2017), Boo to a Goose’s unique, relaxed and multi-sensory performance style is sure to delight the whole family...

Cautionary Tales

Event Date: 
25/10/2018 - 7:00pm to 27/10/2018 - 10:00pm
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Cygnet Theatre Cautionary Tales for the World’s Worst victorian Children

Tales of death, doom and destruction to ensure juvenile propriety & fear. Before David Walliams’The World’s Worst Children there were plenty of naughty children whose stories needed to be told. Parents told tales to curb bad behaviour and the children listened politely; pondering the likelihood of the stories being true, while relishing the gruesome death and destruction. Older children (now Mums & Dads) may remember some of the stories.

Join the Cygnet Company for 50 minutes of ghoulish...

Alice in Wonderland

Event Date: 
18/10/2018 - 7:30pm
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Alice in Wonderland Cygnet Youth Theatre

extreme imagination logoJoin Alice as she falls down the rabbit hole into a wonderland full of strange and peculiar creatures. Have tea with the Mad Hatter, make friends with the Cheshire Cat….. and will the Red

Queen say “off with her head”?

Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece has been adapted & shortened to make this one hour piece specifically designed for families, and performed by young people.

With lovely costumes, scenery and great story telling this will be a delightful trip to Wonderland for everyone, not just...