THEATRE

Jersey Beats - Oh What a Nite!

Event Date: 
02/05/2019 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

It’s the show night out not to be missed – wowing crowds in Blackpool since 2014, and now touring the country – OH WHAT A NITE! is a different style of tribute show to any other that you will have seen or heard of before.

Matt Andrew leads our vocal quartet as our tribute to Frankie Valli – telling the story of the band and how they formed the group which took them to the dizzy heights of television appearances, fame and fortune… all performed alongside an amazing trio of vocal talent – Johnny, Michael and Toby who take the roles of Nick Massey, Bob Guardio and Tommy Devito.

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

Event Date: 
04/05/2019 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Now seen by over a 1/4 million people across the world, ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ is a critically acclaimed concert style theatre show about two young boys from Queens, New York who went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Event Date: 
15/05/2019 - 7:00pm to 19/05/2019 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

In this ever-popular comedy, a quartet of mismatched lovers, a company of hapless actors and malicious sprites cross paths with the King and Queen of the fairies, entangled in their own domestic dispute. Audiences will be transported to a tainted supernatural forest overflowing with possibilities where the unexplainable magic of falling in love – and the marvel of waking up from the sweetest of dreams – is discovered.

Chaos, confusion, trickery and skullduggery reign in this fresh, joyful, accessible and memorable interpretation of the nation’s favorite play.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Event Date: 
05/07/2019 - 7:30pm to 07/07/2019 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Northcott

See the smash-hit production of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt on tour, direct from the West End, as it returns vividly and noisily in director Sally Cookson’s fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower’s versatile lively score.

Based on the much-loved picture book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, this mischievous celebration of play is the perfect treat for families with children aged 3 and up.

WE’RE GOING TO THE THEATRE
WE’RE GOING TO SEE A BEAR HUNT
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PLAY!
WE’RE NOT SCARED!

“A fun-filled frolic”
THE GUARDIAN

Ian McKellen on Stage with Tolkien, Shakespeare, others and you!

Event Date: 
01/07/2019 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Northcott

A message from Ian McKellen:

I’m celebrating my 80th birthday by touring a new solo show to theatres I know well and a few that I don’t. The show starts with Gandalf and will probably end with an invitation to act with me on stage. In-between there will be anecdotes and acting. I open at my local arts centre in January and end up by August in Orkney.

Educating Rita

Event Date: 
24/06/2019 - 7:30pm to 29/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Northcott

When married hairdresser Rita enrols on a university course to expand her horizons, little does she realise where the journey will take her.

Her tutor Frank is a frustrated poet, brilliant academic and dedicated drinker, who’s less than enthusiastic about taking Rita on, but the two soon realise how much they have to teach each other.

This hilarious and heart-warming comedy won the Olivier award when it was produced in London’s West End by the RSC and was adapted into the multi award-winning film which starred Julie Walters and Michael Caine.

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)

Event Date: 
18/06/2019 - 7:30pm to 22/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Northcott

Written by Carl Grose
Music by Charles Hazlewood
Directed by Mike Shepherd

What the HELL is the world coming to?

Mayor Goodman has been assassinated. And so has his dog. Contract killer Macheath has just married Pretty Polly Peachum and Mr and Mrs Peachum aren’t happy. Not one bit.

David Starkey: A Monarchy of Misfits?

Event Date: 
14/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Northcott

The marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, when the second son of the Prince of Wales married a divorced American actress of mixed race and uncertain religion, was seen as marking a fundamental modernisation of the British monarchy.

Actually, it was only a return to the 14th century when one of the many sons of King Edward III married a twice-divorced merry widow who’d eloped with her first husband at the age of 12; another a part-Moorish Spanish princess who (it is claimed) was a direct descendent of the Prophet Muhammad; while a third wed the au pair!

Tangomotion

Event Date: 
12/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Northcott

From virtuoso displays of traditional tango dance in stunning costumes to the exquisite sounds of 1930s and 40s Buenos Aires and the powerful Nuevo Tango music of Astor Piazzolla, Tangomotion is a breathtaking journey into the heart of Tango Argentino.

Tangomotion features new choreographies created by world class tango dancers Alexandra Wood, Guillermo Torrens, Paula Duarte and Richard Manuel, with new original music and evergreen tango classics from the acclaimed Tango Siempre Quartet.

Amélie the Musical

Event Date: 
03/06/2019 - 7:30pm to 08/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Northcott

Hartshorn–Hook Productions, Selladoor Worldwide and Broadway Asia Company in association with The Watermill Theatre present Amélie.

Amélie is the story of an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind. She secretly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realises that to find her own contentment she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart.

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