Rob Barratt and Robert Garnham present
The Two Robbies
An evening of comic poetry, song and whimsy
23 September 7.30pm
Robert Garnham and Rob Barratt are two of the South West’s funniest spoken word artists. Both of the Robbies perform all around the UK and internationally. After several years of enjoying each other’s work they have come together to present an evening of thought-provoking poetry, whimsy, song and daftness.
“This is not only clever but I think it’s very funny.”
Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2 Tickets: £6 BOOK NOW
Brite Theater presents
Richard III (A One Woman Show)
Performed by Emily Carding
Directed by Kolbrun Sigfusdottir
4 & 5 October 7.30pm
Pushing the boundaries of Shakespearean performance, Brite Theater have re-imagined Richard III as a one-woman show. The fourth wall has been obliterated, and you the audience are invited to play roles within this award-winning production. Will you survive? Starring Emily Carding and directed by Kolbrun Sigfusdottir, alumni of Exeter University.
“Emily Carding and Kolbrun Bjort Sigfusdottir’s adaptation of Richard III is a smart, sparse, stripped back version of the text built around Carding’s utterly compelling performance.” **** The Stage
“I have seen several performances of Richard III; Laurence Olivier and Ian McKellen on film, and Kevin Spacey at the Old Vic, but Emily Carding’s portrayal of the king who murders his way to the English throne is in a league
of its own.” ***** Broadway Baby
“a brilliantly simple but chillingly effective concept…it packs a powerful and subversive punch” **** The List
“Ms. Carding’s coolly psychotic king has a Tilda Swinton-esque flair.” **** New York Times
For more information about the show please visit http://www.onewomanrichard.co.uk
There will be a Q&A after each performance. Tickets: £12, (£8 concs) BOOK NOW
Mark Carey presents
Into the Breach
21 October 5.00pm
George Crocker is keen to liven up his dull life so he decides to join the
Village Drama Club. What happens then turns his world upside down.
Set during the Second World War this nostalgic, funny and moving story will appeal to all, from ten years and up. It is a vivid portrait of village life with all seventeen colourful characters played by one man.
Dick Shurey writing in the Stratford Herald said :
“Set during the last years of world war two, what a tour de force Into the Breach turned out to be. The whole play was a delight… a lovely and very humorous play that fully merited the standing ovation.”
This ninety minute one man show is a classic tale of the small man taking on the big challenge.
Tickets: £10 BOOK NOW
Finding the Will in association with The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
21 October 8.00pm
Inspired by Shakespeare’s most famous plays and with a nod to Alan
Bennett’s Talking Heads, Bard Heads imagines what might have happened
next in Macbeth and Hamlet.
The Third Witch From The Left – What’s done cannot be undone – or can it? Meg the witch is haunted by a night she can never forget.
Call Me Oz – Sweet Prince? Confirmed bachelor Osric lampoons Hamlet.
“Curnow has done a splendid job in writing the play. A colourful and engaging monologue.” Fringe Guru Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014
“Well written and deftly performed.” Broadway Baby
“An entertaining and thought-provoking production. The writing and performance is excellently pitched in its wry humour, connection to the audience and confident delivery.” Edinburgh Spotlight
Please note this production is not suitable for children under 12. Tickets: £10 (£8 concs) BOOK NOW
LipService Theatre present
Mr Darcy Loses The Plot
27 October 7.30pm
Jane Austen is dreaming up Darcy, a proud, lip-curling handsome creation in very tight pants. But then a door squeaks, a visitor approaches and Jane hastily hides her work. Mr Darcy is left dangling. Left to his own devices he embroiders his own storyline while his creator stitches her quilt.
When she returns she finds Darcy is diving into a lake in a clinging white shirt, dancing the Berzerka (a more extreme version of the Masurka) and wrestling carp.
The set features quilt work specially created by community groups for this production. To get quilting visit www.lipservicetheatre.co.uk.
“An absolute joy from start to finish” North West End
“Scatty, warm, auditorium enveloping stage personalities”
Manchester Theatre Awards
“On leaving the venue you feel a hundred times more invigorated than when you went in, with the chuckle muscles positively aching at the glorious lunacy” Yorkshire Post
Tickets: £15 BOOK NOW
Cygnet Company with Wren Music present
Fire at the Clarence!
31st October – 11 November 7:30pm & 2:00pm
A new community play by Mark Carey.
Cygnet Theatre with Wren Music are proud to celebrate the history of Exeter’s much loved Royal Clarence Hotel with a large-scale community production to coincide with the first anniversary of the fire.
Mark Carey’s new play brings vivid life to the famous, infamous and little known characters who lived, worked, played and died at the Royal Clarence Hotel.
Performed by a Community Ensemble company of Exeter-based actors, dancers and musicians alongside members of Cygnet Company and Wren Music Fire at the Clarence by locally born playwright Mark Carey promises an evening of wit, drama, rugby, duels and dancing. Suitable for everyone 8+.
Tickets £10 (£8 child, £30 Family Ticket) BOOK NOW
Sun and Moon Theatre present
Twelfth Night (or What You Will)
15th & 16th November 7:30pm
Sun & Moon Theatre are back by popular demand with their vibrant, intimate production, enriched with passion, wit and live music.
Christmas 1917. As war wages on, those at home in Illyria try to forget and seek distraction. But when refugee twins, Viola and Sebastian, are shipwrecked and separated, they shake up this grief-stricken community, resulting in mistaken identity, folly and love.
Their original production of ‘Twelfth Night (or What You Will)’ first seen in February 2017 was hailed as ‘inspired’ (★★★★ RemoteGoat) and ‘excellent’ (★★★★ Exepose) and has played at various venues around the country, including the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Dell Open Air Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Warm yourself with a free mulled wine and enjoy this festive take on Shakespeare’s most delightful and thought-provoking comedy.
“Sun and Moon Theatre’s compassionate and intelligent retelling of ‘Twelfth Night’ delighted a full house at Exeter’s Cygnet Theatre. The decision to set it a hundred years ago, with echoes of terrible conflict far, but not far enough, away, is inspired.” (★★★★ RemoteGoat)
Tickets £8.50 BOOK NOW
Baroque Theatre Company present
The Three Musketeers
Written & Directed by Ivan Wilkinson
Adapted from the Alexandre Dumas Novel
Produced by Claire Bibby
Saturday 18th November 2pm and 7:30pm
Baroque Theatre Company is proud to present this classic family adventure adapted from Alexandre Dumas’ ‘The Three Musketeers!’
Cry ‘All for one and one for all,’ this winter as we join D’Artagnan and his friends, Porthos, Athos and Aramis, in their quest against the scheming Cardinal Richelieu. A rip roaring, fast paced, swashbuckling show ideal for families (ages 5+). Inventive stagecraft, witty dialogue and with colourful characters from the novel, this exciting story is brimming with energy and skilful storytelling.
In his struggles to join the Musketeers, D’Artagnan must learn that life is not always simple and love never is, but with him all the way are his friends risking all for country and comradeship! There will be action and romance galore in this specially commissioned production. For families / children aged 5+.
Tickets £10 Adult, £8 Child, £30 Family Ticket BOOK NOW
Distraction Theatre Company presents
The Twelve Days of Christmas
10th Anniversary Tour
Saturday 2nd December 7:30pm
Mr Edward Fitzwilliam is in love with Miss Fairfax, but since she is a ‘most charming and dear creature; no ordinary wooing will do.’
But what to get a lady of such extraordinary charm and beauty? Luckily for Mr Edward, the local townsfolk have plenty of suggestions (and plenty of things they’re trying to sell).
“The team managed to deliver a sugar-coated wrapping containing absurd humour, surprises, song and dance, sparkling repartee with the audience, and a heart-warming message. Can live theatre get any better than that?“ ***** RemoteGoat
Distraction is a Midlands-based touring theatre company dedicated to exploring quirky new ideas about historical stories. We adapt these stories and find new ways to tell them to our audiences. Mix this with some innovative new writing, some larger-than-life caricatures, a blend of modern / historical music and a pinch of physical theatre and – voila! You have the perfect blend of the ridiculous and historical to create some zesty theatre to tickle your senses.
Tickets £11 BOOK NOW