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Mawkin

Mawkin
Down Among The Dead Men Tour

Supported by Nick Hart - English folk singer, guitarist, melodeon and concertina player

Mawkin is one of brit-folks brightest new guns: a blistering 5-piece band fusing folk, blues and rock. On the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene with all the verve and mystique of ancient folk music traditions from across the globe.

Rousing songs of rebellion are sung by brothers David Delarre (Eliza Carthy, Tred) and fiddler James Delarre (Saul Rose & James Delarre, Topette) all underpinned by the virtuosic bellowing of Nick Cooke’s melodeon (Kate Rusby, Jim Moray) and a solid rhythm section with Danny Crump on Bass and Lee Richardson (Diverted, Extreme Music) on Drums.

**** Invigorating, Highly Inventive – Q Magazine

**** Unapologetically Energetic – Songlines Magazine

**** Gutsy, Impressive, Exquisite – The Guardian

Visit Mawkin's website

Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door (seated)

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Friday 24 Nov 20178:00pm Book Now

The Lego Ninjago Movie (U)

The Lego Ninjago Movie

Directors: Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher, Bob Logan


Cast includes: Jackie Chan (voice), Dave Franco (voice), Fred Armisen (voice), Kumail Nanjiani (voice), Michael Peña (voice), Abbi Jacobson (voice)


The battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, also secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat the evil warlord Garmadon, who also happens to be Lloyd's dad. Pitting father against son, the epic showdown tests these fierce but undisciplined modern-day ninjas as they learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash the inner power of Spinjitzu.



Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50, Family Ticket £20


(2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Saturday 25 Nov 20175:00pm Book Now

The Party (15)

The Party

Director & Screenplay: Sally Potter

Distributed by: Picturehouse Cinemas

Producers: Christopher Sheppard, Kurban Kassam

Stars: Patricia Clarkson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones


Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London the party takes an unexpected turn when Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations that take everyone present by surprise. Love, friendships and political convictions are soon called into question in this hilarious comedy of tragic proportions.


From acclaimed British filmmaker Sally Potter and featuring a star studded cast that includes Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Timothy Spall, this witty, sharp and very funny new comedy will be a unmissable date for everyone’s diary.


'Patricia Clarkson steals the show, but everyone in Potter’s gifted cast gets their moment to shine in a sharp-edged, claustrophobic parlour piece that puts the boot into middle-class mores.'

Phil De Semlyen, Empire



Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50

Accessible seating available by calling the box office


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Saturday 25 Nov 20177:30pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: The Philadelphia Story (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: The Philadelphia Story

Director: George Cukor

Story by: Philip Barry

Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart, John Howard


This classic romantic comedy focuses on Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn), a Philadelphia socialite who has split from her husband, C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant), due both to his drinking and to her overly demanding nature. As Tracy prepares to wed the wealthy George Kittredge (John Howard), she crosses paths with both Dexter and prying reporter Macaulay Connor (James Stewart). Unclear about her feelings for all three men, Tracy must decide whom she truly loves.


Dementia Friendly Cinemas have proven to be very therapeutic for people with memory problems and their families. Besides engaging the brain and stimulating emotions, being part of an audience enjoying a film helps people with dementia and their carers to feel less isolated and also challenges the stigma associated with the condition.


Whilst promoted as a dementia friendly screening, it is open to anyone who loves the old films and wants to come along for an afternoon of fond memories.



Tickets £3.50. Free tea and biscuits

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Thursday 30 Nov 20172:00pm Book Now

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Performed by DAVID MYNNE, founder member of Cornwall’s legendary Kneehigh Theatre


Joy to all mankind... Bah!


Spend an evening in the company of a mean, tight-fisted, squeezing, grasping, clutching old miser. Bah!


Watch horrified as Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by four creepy ghosts (wooo-oooh) each one more terrifying than the last. Bah!


Sob at the bedside of a tiny, malnourished child riven with rickets. Bah!


Yes, the team that brought you Great Expectations and The Odyssey will now take you on a grim journey through the dark, dismal streets of Victorian London, where Ignorance and Want cower together...and hopefully a few laughs. Bah!


Celebrate the festive season with a mesmerising one-man performance of Charles Dickens' timeless, transformative story: A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Bah! Bah!


Tickets Adults: £8/ Student/Child: £6 Family of 4: £22


The show is 75min plus 15 min interval.

Suitable for adults and children age 8+

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Friday 1 Dec 20177:30pm Book Now

The Snowman (15)

The Snowman

Director: Tomas Alfredson

Writers: Hossein Amini (screenplay by), Peter Straughan (screenplay by)

Stars: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Chloë Sevigny


Crime, Drama, Horror


Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman. THE SNOWMAN is a crime drama, based on a Jo Nesbo novel, in which an alcoholic, Oslo-based police detective investigates the murders of several women.



Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50

Accessible seating available by calling the box office







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Saturday 2 Dec 20177:30pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

Choreography:        Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov

Music:                Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Designer:        Julia Trevelyan Oman

Performed by:        The Royal Ballet

Conductor:        Boris Gruzin

The Sugar Plum Fairy:        Lauren Cuthbertson


Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


The Royal Ballet celebrates Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.


The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure.


Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores.


THE PERFORMANCE LASTS ABOUT 2 HOURS 15 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL


Tickets: Adult £15, Student/Child £12, Family of four (2+2) £46



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Tuesday 5 Dec 20177:15pm Book Now

Police Dog Hogan

Police Dog Hogan
Police Dog Hogan are a hard-to-pin-down mix of Americana influences and British songwriting tradition. They combine fiddle, trumpet, banjo, mandolin, accordion, drums and guitars with four-part harmonies - then fuse it all into songs whose subjects range from shitty white wine to the first day’s battle at Passchendaele; from their trip to Nashville to being hung for stealing at Tyburn, taking in songs about love, loss and growing up in the West Country along the way.

Many Guardian readers will know that Tim Dowling is the banjo player in Police Dog Hogan: what they may not know is that he’s recently added the ‘Flat Guitar’ to his repertoire.

The Sunday Times described them as ‘wonderful’, The Telegraph called their gigs ‘legendary’, Mark Radcliffe on Radio 2 said ‘a great night out is guaranteed’ and much-loved DJ Johnnie Walker has named PDH as ‘one of my favourite bands’.

Police Dog Hogan were one of only three UK bands invited to Nashville to perform at the prestigious Americana Music Association awards where DJ Bob Harris - in town at the time - snapped them up for a live recording that has become one of the most-watched YouTube videos on his ‘Under the Apple Tree Sessions’ channel.

Their second album was produced by Eliot James (Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party, Noah and the Whale credits), and the last two albums by Al Scott (Seth Wakeman, Oysterband, The Levellers and more). The latest, ‘Wild By the Side of The Road’ spent several weeks in the official UK Americana charts and a single “Devon Brigade’ has recently been released, together with a touching video.

The band have played over 300 gigs together including Port Eliot, Kendall Calling, Larmer Tree, Bestival - and last year on the Avalon stage at Glastonbury. In July 2017 they were among the headliners on the main stage at the Cornbury Festival.

Tickets: £15 (seated) Doors open 7.30pm

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Friday 8 Dec 20178:00pm Book Now

The Death of Stalin (15)

The Death of Stalin

A COMEDY OF TERRORS


Director: Armando Iannucci

Stars: Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Jason Isaacs

1h 46min


The internal political landscape of 1950s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci (Veep, In The Loop, The Thick Of It).


In the days following Stalin’s collapse, the machinations of senior party officials and courtiers kick into overdrive. Some want positive change in the Soviet Union; others have more sinister motives. But behind all the collusion, backstabbing and strong-arming, the jostling ministers have one thing in common – they’re just desperate to stay alive.


Based on the graphic novel by French writer Fabian Nury, Iannucci’s script is loaded with acerbic, politically incorrect conversation, which is delivered by some of the finest and funniest character actors from both sides of the pond.



Tickets: Adults £6.50 / Under 16 £5.50

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Saturday 9 Dec 20177:30pm Book Now

The Albion Christmas Band

The Albion Christmas Band

Specially formed for the festive period and featuring the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band) Simon Care (Edward II) and the Guvnor himself, Ashley Hutchings (Fairport Convention), this show takes you on a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain: an evening of traditional English Christmas music, dancing and celebration.


'The perfect antidote to the corporate Christmas' (The Guardian)


'The Albion Christmas Band take the audience deep into Britain's winter festival with visions of frosty mornings, a rejoicing Earth, burning logs and berries' (Reuters).


See more info at albionchristmas.co.uk


Tickets: £19 (seated)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office


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Sunday 10 Dec 20177:30pm Book Now

The Man Who Invented Christmas (PG)

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Director: Bharat Nalluri

Writers: Susan Coyne (screenplay), Les Standiford (book)

Stars: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Callow


In 1843, Charles Dickens was a literary rock star, but struggling financially after the slow sales of his previous novel, Martin Chuzzlewit. Seized with the vision of a story that would fire the hearts of humanity, Dickens pitched his publishers A Christmas Carol, but they passed. Desperate, Dickens declared he would publish it himself.


Slipping into the world of his novel, he spent the next six weeks laughing and arguing with his characters, acting out scenes like a madman on the streets of London for hours on end. His family and friends worried he was going insane, but Dickens prevailed and finished just before Christmas, creating a masterpiece which gave birth to the Christmas we know and love today.



Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50, Family Ticket £20

(2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Friday 15 Dec 20177:30pm Book Now

The Star (U)

The Star

Director: Timothy Reckart

Writers: Carlos Kotkin (screenplay by), Carlos Kotkin (story by)

Stars: Zachary Levi, Gina Rodriguez, Kristin Chenoweth


In Sony Pictures Animation's THE STAR, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told - the first Christmas.



Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50, Family Ticket £20

(2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office


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Saturday 16 Dec 201711:00am Book Now
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Mad Dog Mcrea (+ The Leylines)

Mad Dog Mcrea (+ The Leylines)

Here to get your Christmas off to a great start.


From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs.


In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea. are, in every sense of the word, a live, band – ALMOST HOME – encapsulates that – and so much more.


The famous purple happy bus is fired up and ready for action, and there’s room for you – jump aboard!


“This is music that transcends the run-of-the-mill Irish Wannabes and leaves them standing.” – Acoustic Magazine


“It’s always a joy to me when something jumps up and smacks you between the eyes – Mad Dog Mcrea did that to me” - Mike Harding


“A sound mixed, mashed and finely honed through years of live gigs” – Rock ‘n Reel Magazine


“This is rowdy, heartfelt, room shaking and spirit-stirring music that only the dead can’t enjoy.” - ltdstate.com


“Musical magicians Mad Dog Mcrea are synonymous not only with a damn good party but also quality musicianship and the odd surprise” – Talk Torbay



Support: The Leylines


West-country collective established in 2013, with a genre-defying, eclectic sound that ranges from traditional folk to full blown festival rock. The Leylines are: Dan Thompson (electric guitar); Dave Burbidge (drums); Hannah Johns (violin); Matthew Wilkins (acoustic guitar); Sean Booth (bass); and Steve Mitchell (vocals/guitar).

“A helter skelter musical maelstrom” – Rhythm & Booze Magazine

“The love child of The Levellers and Liverpool’s glorious Amsterdam” – Liverpool Sound & Vision

“High-energy, gutsy sound and scythe-sharp lyrics” – FolkWords Reviews


Tickets (Standing): £15 in advance, £17 on the door


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Thursday 21 Dec 20178:00pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: White Christmas (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: White Christmas

Music composed by: Irving Berlin

Screenplay: Norman Panama, Melvin Frank, Norman Krasna

Stars: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen


1954 Romantic Comedy. Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys' commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what's the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that's sure to put Waverly and his business in the black!


Dementia Friendly Cinemas have proven to be very therapeutic for people with memory problems and their families. Besides engaging the brain and stimulating emotions, being part of an audience enjoying a film helps people with dementia and their carers to feel less isolated and also challenges the stigma associated with the condition.


Whilst promoted as a dementia friendly screening, it is open to anyone who loves the old films and wants to come along for an afternoon of fond memories.



Tickets £3.50. Free tea and biscuits




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Friday 22 Dec 20172:00pm Book Now

Paddington 2 (PG)

Paddington 2

Director: Paul King

Writers: Michael Bond ("Paddington Bear" created by), Jon Croker (additional material)

Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Sally Hawkins, Ben Whishaw


Animation, Adventure, Comedy


Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.



Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50, Family Ticket £20

(2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office


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Friday 5 Jan 20187:30pm Book Now
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Breathe (12A)

Breathe

Director: Andy Serkis

Writer: William Nicholson (screenplay)

Stars: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville


Based on the true story of producer Jonathan Cavendish’s own parents, BREATHE is an inspirational and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility, a love story about living every breath as though it’s your last.


Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio whilst in Africa in 1958. Contrary to all advice, Robin’s wife Diana (Claire Foy) brings him home from hospital where her devotion and witty determination transcends his disability.  Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering; dazzling others with their humour, courage and lust for life.


Against the odds, Robin’s illness gave him new purpose - fighting tirelessly for the rights of disabled people - and his pioneering work had a huge impact on mobility and access for the severely disabled.



Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50, Family Ticket £20

(2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office



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Saturday 13 Jan 20187:30pm Book Now

Murder on the Orient Express (12A)

Murder on the Orient Express

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Writers: Michael Green (screenplay by), Agatha Christie (based upon the novel by)

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Penélope Cruz, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer,


Kenneth Branagh brings Agatha Christie's best-selling novel back to the big screen as he directs and stars alongside a first class cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Olivia Colman and Josh Gad.


What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told when a high profile passenger is murdered. Murder on the Orient Express tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect.


Luckily, the greatest detective/moustache-grower in the world, Hercule Poirot (Branagh) is on the case, as he races to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.



Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50, Family Ticket £20

(2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Saturday 20 Jan 20184:00pm Book Now
Saturday 20 Jan 20187:30pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: The Italian Job (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: The Italian Job

Director: Peter Collinson

Screenplay: Troy Kennedy Martin

Music composed by: Quincy Jones

Stars: Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill


1969 classic heist movie. As the Mini Coopers rock from side to side along a sewage tunnel, with £4 million in gold bullion in their boots and Quincy Jones's infectious score swinging away in the background, ask yourself this: is there a film - certainly a British film - that delivers a greater infusion of pure joy than The Italian Job?


The cast of this chirpily patriotic movie is led by Michael Caine, reprising his Alfie persona as Charlie Croker, a dollybird-friendly criminal who inherits a plan to rob the FIAT factory in Turin by causing the world's largest traffic jam.

But if Caine embodies Sixties cool, his presence is deliciously counterbalanced by the old-world charm of Noël Coward as Mr Bridger, the urbane, royalty-obsessed crimelord who treats his prison as his castle.


Dementia Friendly Cinemas have proven to be very therapeutic for people with memory problems and their families. Besides engaging the brain and stimulating emotions, being part of an audience enjoying a film helps people with dementia and their carers to feel less isolated and also challenges the stigma associated with the condition.


Whilst promoted as a dementia friendly screening, it is open to anyone who loves the old films and wants to come along for an afternoon of fond memories.



Tickets £3.50. Free tea and biscuits

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Friday 26 Jan 20182:00pm Book Now

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (15)

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Director: Paul McGuigan

Writers: Matt Greenhalgh (screenplay), Peter Turner (based on the memoir by)

Stars: Jamie Bell, Annette Bening, Stephen Graham


Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool is a 2017 American-British film directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Annette Bening and Jamie Bell. It is based on the memoir of the same name by Peter and is a biographical drama in which the American actress Gloria Grahame falls in love with a man from Liverpool.


'A tremendous central duo breathe life into Paul McGuigan’s endearing retelling of the real-life romance between a struggling young actor and Oscar-winner Gloria Grahame' (Gaurdian)



Tickets: Adults £6.50 / Under 16 £5.50

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Saturday 27 Jan 20187:30pm Book Now

Molly's Game (15)

Molly's Game

Director: Aaron Sorkin

Writers: Molly Bloom (book), Aaron Sorkin (screenplay)

Stars: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner


Molly Bloom, a beautiful young Olympic-class skier, ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons.


Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans, and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.



Tickets: Adults £6.50 / Under 16 £5.50

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Saturday 3 Feb 20187:30pm Book Now

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Honiton Community Theatre Company return to The Beehive following ‘Aladdin’, last year’s sell-out pantomime success. This year, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the fairest panto in all the land.


The magical land of Honiton is ruled by the evil Queen Caligula. She discovers that when Snow White comes of age, she will steal the crown of the most beautiful in all the land and sends her henchmen to take care of her. Escaping from Queen Caligula’s evil grip, Snow White finds safe haven with seven small friends in the forest, but when Queen Caligula finds out she vows to destroy Snow White once and for all.


Can Prince Frederick save the day? Will our two fairies’ magic be enough? Will Dame Dolly Dumpling keep her dog under control?


Join us for rip-roaring routines, outrageous costumes, stunning sets and chart-topping hits. Snow White is the perfect family adventure this February Half Term. Last year, we sold 97% of tickets, so book early to avoid disappointment.


“Effervescent production with a lavish touch and oodles of fun.” (NODA on Aladdin, 2017)


Director: Shaun Bonetta

Choreographer: Chloe Pottinger

Musical Director: Ian Crew


Tickets: Adult £10, Under 16 £8
Early bird offer - 20% off all children’s tickets before 1 Jan 2018


Accessible seating is available by calling the box office 01404 384050

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Tuesday 13 Feb 20187:00pm Book Now
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Nostalgic Cinema: Brigadoon (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Brigadoon

Director: Vincente Minnelli

Music composed by: Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe, Conrad Salinger

Stars: Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse


1954 Fantasy romance MGM Musical. Tommy Albright (Gene Kelly) and Jeff Douglas (Van Johnson), two American pals on a Scottish hunting trip, get lost in the woods and come upon the magical village of Brigadoon. Rising out of the Scottish mist only once every 100 years, and only for one day, Brigadoon is an enchanted place where life is simpler and easier, untouched by the worries of the modern world. When Tommy falls for beautiful villager Fiona Campbell (Cyd Charisse), he must decide whether to stay or to return to his life.


Dementia Friendly Cinemas have proven to be very therapeutic for people with memory problems and their families. Besides engaging the brain and stimulating emotions, being part of an audience enjoying a film helps people with dementia and their carers to feel less isolated and also challenges the stigma associated with the condition.


Whilst promoted as a dementia friendly screening, it is open to anyone who loves the old films and wants to come along for an afternoon of fond memories.



Tickets £3.50. Free tea and biscuits

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Friday 23 Feb 20182:00pm Book Now

Alun Cochrane – Alunish Cochranish

Alun Cochrane – Alunish Cochranish

Grumpy-joyful, silly-serious stand-up.


Jokes, ideas and (possibly) movement will all be deployed for your amusement during this show.


As seen on blah blah and blah, and heard on various funny radio shows.


Tickets: £12.50

Recommended age 16+

Doors Open 7.30pm

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Saturday 3 Mar 20188:00pm Book Now

ROH Live: Bernstein Centenary

ROH Live: Bernstein Centenary

NEW WAYNE MCGREGOR I THE AGE OF ANXIETY

NEW CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

THREE BALLETS


Choreography:        Wayne McGregor

Music: Leonard Bernstein

Conductor: Koen Kessels

Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from the Company’s three associate choreographers, Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.


Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free and West Side Story. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music.


The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artist’s first foray into Bernstein. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are inspired by W.H. Auden’s masterful modernist poem, itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II.



The performance lasts about 3 hours, including two intervals


Tickets: Adult £15, Student/Child £12, Family of four (2+2) £46

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Tuesday 27 Mar 20187:15pm Book Now

Royal Opera Live: Macbeth

Royal Opera Live: Macbeth

Director:        Phyllida Lloyd

Designer:        Anthony Ward

Music:                Giuseppe Verdi

Conductor:        Antonio Pappano

Macbeth:        Željko Lučić


Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


Verdi’s opera inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy is conducted by Antonio Pappano, with a magnificent cast including Anna Netrebko, Željko Lučić and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.


The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts.


Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist Francesco Maria Piave Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy.



The performance lasts about 3 hours 20 minutes, including one interval.


Tickets: Adult £15, Student/Child £12, Family of four (2+2) £46

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Wednesday 4 Apr 20187:15pm Book Now

Dire Streets

Dire Streets

John Brunsdon -  Guitars and vocal

Mark Dryden - Keyboards

Gaz Keenan - Rhythm Guitar

Eoin McQuone - Bass Guitar

Dik Chandler - Drums

Plus Special Guest Steve Wiltshire on Saxophone and Flute


Dire Streets perfectly capture the distinctive, authentic sound of one of the biggest guitar bands of all time.


Fronted by finger picking guitar ace John Brunsdon and his band of accomplished musicians, they play with an attention to detail and musicianship that marks them as the stand-out Dire Straits tribute in the UK.


Dire Streets cover tracks from early classics like Sultans of Swing and Lady Writer, through to the mega-hits of the 80s and Brothers in Arms, taking in all the classic album and live versions from the legendary Alchemy, Live Aid and Mandela concerts.


The band has been described by one popular venue as "very close to the real thing", while another declared "at last, a decent tribute to Dire Straits!"


www.direstreets.co.uk



Tickets: £16 (seated)

Accessible seats are available by calling the box office.

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Friday 13 Apr 20188:00pm Book Now

Sarah McQuaid

Sarah McQuaid

“The precision and sophistication of the writing and playing blows me away. I am so glad to be involved,” writes guitar legend Michael Chapman in his introduction to Sarah McQuaid’s fifth solo album If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous – which he offered to produce after meeting Sarah at a festival where they were both on the bill.


Recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards International Guitar Festival in Northern Ireland, Sarah’s also drawn critical praise for her voice (which has been variously likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate) and her engaging rapport with audiences:  “I’ve attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever,” wrote The Huffington Post.


Reviewers of the Madrid-born, Chicago-raised, Cornwall-based singer/songwriter’s previous albums have repeatedly alluded to her “relative obscurity” (The Big Takeover) and “under-the-radar” (The Vinyl District) profile. With her new album – on which she expands her battery of instruments to include piano and electric guitar – she looks set to change that.


“One voice, one guitar, and the wondrous reminder of the magic of music. Sarah has the gift.” – The Huffington Post

 

“The songs are acutely observed and literate, almost like journal notes set to music. They’re measured and tranquil but they’re never dull because there is always a sense of restlessness and unease behind the poetry.... And it’s all lovely.” – R2/Rock 'n' Reel


www.sarahmcquaid.com

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Tickets: £10 advance, £12 on the door (seated)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office


Photo by Phil Nicholls (www.philnicholls.co.uk).


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Saturday 21 Apr 20188:00pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: Manon

Royal Ballet Live: Manon

Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet.


Choreography:        Kenneth MacMillan

Music:                Jules Massenet

Conductor:        Martin Yates

Orchestra:        Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece of modern ballet is revived this Season as part of continuing celebrations of MacMillan’s profound impact on British ballet, to mark the 25th anniversary of his death.


Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist.


Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel by Abbé Prévost, already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. Renowned dance musician Leighton Lucas and his assistant Hilda Gaunt provided a score drawn from across Massenet’s music, including his famous yearning Elégie as the theme for the lovers. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles of Manon and Des Grieux danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance.



The performance lasts about 2 hours 35 minutes, including two intervals


Tickets: Adult £15, Student/Child £12, Family of four (2+2) £46



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Thursday 3 May 20187:30pm Book Now

Cara Dillon

Cara Dillon

Cara Dillon occupies an enviable position at the very top of her genre. This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over 20 years. She has (according to Mojo magazine) "Quite possibly the world's most beautiful female voice".


Alongside a selection of favourites from her previous releases, Cara will be performing material from her new album "Wanderer" which is a collection of beautiful and moving songs recorded in an intimate setting with her husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman.


Every note and word is sung with a passion and confidence earned through a life of experience singing traditional songs. Legions of fans will attest to their impassioned performances with Cara's warm and natural stage presence something to savour.



www.caradillon.co.uk


Support (7.30-8pm) - Local singer, songwriter Adam Sweet.



Tickets: Adult £20, Student £10 (seated)

Accessible seats available by calling the box office

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Friday 18 May 20187:30pm Book Now (Call Box Office)

Royal Ballet Live: Swan Lake

Royal Ballet Live: Swan Lake

CHOREOGRAPHY MARIUS PETIPA AND LEVIVANOV

ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY LIAM SCARLETT AND FREDERICK ASHTON

MUSIC PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY


The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.


Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.Prince Siegfried chances upon a fl ock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night. Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s fi rst ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.



The performance lasts about 3 hours, including two intervals.


Tickets: Adult £15, Student/Child £12, Family of four (2+2) £46




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Tuesday 12 Jun 20187:15pm Book Now

6 Hands: John Williams, John Etheridge & Gary Ryan, guitars

6 Hands: John Williams, John Etheridge & Gary Ryan, guitars

After many years of playing together John Williams and John Etheridge are joined by classical guitarist and composer Gary Ryan in a wonderful, varied programme of solos, duos and trios. All pieces will be introduced by the players.


John Williams


Legendary classical guitar maestro whose repertoire ranges from the standard Baroque and Spanish classics to more innovative contemporary works. Born in Melbourne, Australia, he was taught the instrument by his father and went on to study music at the Royal College of Music in London. He has since toured many countries playing solo and with orchestras. He has also appeared regularly on radio and television - and his music is familiar to many film-goers, most notably The Deerhunter (Cavatina). He has collaborated with many outstanding musicians, including Julian Bream, Itzhak Perlman, Andre Previn, Cleo Laine and John Dankworth. The complete collection of his 58 CD’s (and one DVD) for Sony/CBS was issued in 2016. In 2007 he was presented with an Edison lifetime achievement award.


'John Williams is the undisputed king of the classical guitar' (The Times).



John Etheridge


One of the world's most respected guitarists, John Etheridge's music spans a myriad of styles and influences. The guitarist for the celebrated jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli, Etheridge has performed as one half of a duo with the eminent classical guitarist, John Williams and has also performed with Soft Machine, Pat Metheny, Andy Summers and Nigel Kennedy.


'I never wanted to be a star, just a highly respected musician like John Etheridge' (Sting in The Guardian).


Gary Ryan


Gary Ryan is one of the world’s leading exponents of the guitar and has performed to international critical acclaim for over twenty years, winning praise for his formidable technique, outstanding musicianship and entertainingly diverse programmes.


In 2013 he became the first guitarist since John Williams in 1983 to be awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Music in recognition of his contribution to the instrument, and only the fourth guitarist ever to receive this honour -  other recipients being Andrés Segovia and Julian Bream.


His celebrated guitar compositions (regularly broadcast on Classic FM) have broadened the instrument’s appeal by combining traditional classical guitar technique with more contemporary styles and a rich variety of musical influences from around the world. His solo work, Benga Beat, was premièred to great acclaim in 2011 and can be seen on YouTube in HD, alongside other performances of his own compositions and works by Dowland, Bach, and Piazzolla.


Tickets: £25 (seated)
Accessible seating is available by calling the box office 01404 384050

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Friday 15 Jun 20187:30pm Book Now