Strictly Sherlock!

Event Date: 
14/10/2021 - 7:00pm
Cygnet Theatre

Join the king of the detectives as he brings to life some of his greatest and most baffling cases. This original one-man show has been adapted from the originals written by Arthur Conan Doyle. We eschew the excesses and deviations of other adaptations and return to the original source material. An evening of deliciously atmospheric theatre. With tales from his most chilling cases: “The Sussex Vampire”, “The Creeping Man” and “The Devil's Foot! Expect nothing but Strictly Sherlock!

Jonathan Goodwin returns as Sherlock Holmes, in a show scripted by himself and co-directed by Goodwin...

Charming country house for sale in Devon

Authored by jacobseal
Posted: Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:54pm

The Exeter office of leading property consultancy JLL has been instructed to sell the Harrabeer Country House Hotel, Yelverton, an established business on the southern edge of Dartmoor National Park.

Understood to date from the 1680s with a Victorian extension in 1850, the property offers a traditional and charming style.

The original farmhouse building provides for six letting bedrooms, restaurant, drawing room and lounge bar. In addition there is a converted barn which provides for two independent one bedroom self-catering apartments with occupancy for four in each....

Victorian innovations at A la Ronde

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:34am

Take a step back in time at A la Ronde this month and discover more about Victorian innovations in the sixteen-sided house; including gas lamps, speaking tubes, the central heating system, a water tower, laundry and a dumb waiter.

A la Ronde is providing specific information about each of these items and looking at ways to make them more interactive for families and visitors. For example, areas of the dumb waiter that are usually closed have been opened up, the gas lamps have been lit in the entrance and dining room and an area has been set up outside the laundry for children to...

Teign Valley Victorian Market

Event Date: 
29/11/2014 - 10:00am
Teign Valley Community Hall. Christow

The annual Victorian Christmas Market returns to the Teign Valley on Saturday (Nov 29) with a host of festive goodies and entertainment.

Stallholders, dressed in traditional Victorian garb, will be offering an array of produce, crafts and gifts at the event, which runs from 10am to 3pm at the Teign Valley Community Hall in Christow.

Entry is free, and there is also a complimentary mince pie and glass of mulled wine on arrival.

Organiser Khamal Doderer said: “The Victorian Christmas Market continues to grow and this year we’ve worked really hard to make sure there’s...

Victorian Gothic: An All Consuming Passion?

Event Date: 
03/12/2014 - 7:30pm
RAMM, Queen Street, Exeter

This panel discussion promises a fascinating and entertaining evening. Key speakers will include Professor Ronald Hutton from Bristol University and Timothy Brittain-Caitlin, author of Bleak House: Disappointment and Failure in Architecture.

For the Victorians, the middle ages were central to debates on art, literature, religion, morality and social reform. Victorian medievalists bitterly opposed the Greek and Roman classical revival – but how did this division between the Gothic world of the medieval and classical ‘antiquity’ shape Victorian Britain?

Which culture – the...

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

Event Date: 
31/10/2012 - 8:00pm to 03/11/2012 - 8:00pm
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...