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Nostalgic Cinema: Gigi (PG)

Nostalgic Cinema: Gigi

DIRECTOR: Vincente Minnelli

WRITERS: Alan Jay Lerner (screen play), Colette (based on the novella by)

STARS: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Eva Gabor, Hermione Gingold

1958 Musical Comedy. Gaston (Louis Jourdan) is a restless Parisian playboy who moves from one mistress to another, while also spending time with Gigi (Leslie Caron), a precocious younger friend learning the ways of high society. The platonic relationship between Gaston and Gigi changes, however, when she matures, but the possibility of something lasting seems unlikely since he won't commit to one woman. Gigi refuses to be anyone's mistress, however, and Gaston must choose between her and his carefree lifestyle.

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 £3.80 (includes an admin fee of 30p). Free tea and biscuits

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Friday 21 Sep 20182:00pm Book Now

Bobby Socks and Blue Jeans

Bobby Socks and Blue Jeans

Bobby Socks & Blue Jeans is proving to be the most exciting new production on the theatre circuit, receiving standing ovations, encores and rave reviews at every theatre played, including the World Famous London Palladium.

Bobby Socks and Blue Jeans is a sensational and exciting Live Music production featuring over 40 Smash Hits of the fabulous '50s & '60s.

This dynamic show stars the amazing impressions of Kytsun Wolfe, featuring Cliff Richard, Billy Fury, Adam Faith, Elvis, Roy Orbison, The Beatles, The Hollies, The Searchers, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Bee Gees and many many more. Plus the fabulous all girl group The Pony Tails and the hottest band in town, The Pennies, some of the most celebrated and talented musicians and performers in the world of professional entertainment, who, with incredible accuracy, recreate the most popular time in music.

This electrifying show lights up the stage for over two magical hours with Hit after Hit after Hit, bringing back all those unforgettable and wonderful memories that every......Bobby Socks Girl & Blue Jeans Boy........... cherish and never want to forget.

This is ' THE SHOW OF SHOWS ' that brings audiences to their feet and inspires them to want to sing, dance and be young again forever!!!!


Tickets £20 in advance,  £23 on the door (seated)

Accessible seating available from the box office.

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Friday 21 Sep 20187:30pm Book Now

Hotel Artemis (15)

Hotel Artemis

DIRECTOR: Drew Pearce


STARS: Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Dave Bautista, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Day

As rioting rocks Los Angeles in the year 2028, disgruntled thieves make their way to HOTEL ARTEMIS - a 13-story, members-only hospital for criminals. It's operated by the Nurse (Jodie Foster), a no-nonsense, high-tech healer who already has her hands full with a French assassin, an arms dealer and an injured cop. As the violence of the night continues, the Nurse must decide whether to break her own rules and confront what she's worked so hard to avoid.

Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80  (includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Saturday 22 Sep 20187:30pm Book Now

NT Live: King Lear (12A)

NT Live: King Lear

National Theatre Live Cinema Screening

King Lear

By William Shakespeare

Director: Ian McKellen

★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph)

★★★★★ 'Ian McKellen adds to the roster of his greatest achievements with this extraordinarily moving portrayal of King Lear.' (Independent)

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season.  Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them.  Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

Please Note: This performance contains strobe lighting.

Tickets: Adult £15.30 / Student £12.30 (includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Thursday 27 Sep 20187:00pm Book Now

Ferocious Dog (+ The Dillyboys)

Ferocious Dog (+ The Dillyboys)

"Ferocious Dog are the new noise on the block – and are surprising everyone with their rapid ascent. There is no way they’re following any hipster templates – fronted by a big burly man with a mohican who sings impassioned political songs of broken Britain whilst his band seethes like a punky Levellers – they are the music business’s worst nightmare – a great band who are going to make it without anyone’s permission”. (John Robb, Louder Than War, Glastonbury, 5th July 2016).

Ferocious Dog's 3rd studio album, The Red Album, was released in November 2017 to rave reviews. The Enemy Within tour will feature tunes from this album as well as old favourites from previous releases.

2016 was a defining year for Ferocious Dog. From playing Billy Bragg’s Left Field stage at Glastonbury in front of a massive crowd, to sharing the stage with The Levellers on their sold out European and UK tour in November and December and many sold out shows in-between. Ferocious Dog left the audience under no doubt that they had witnessed a band that has the talent and passion to go on to dominate the folk/punk music scene.

With European and UK tours completed, and slots at some of the UK’s and European favourite festivals, 2017 was another exciting year so far in the ascent of this exceptional band.

Ferocious Dog offer a full-on six-piece sound that encompasses folk infused with rock, reggae and Celtic vibrations. The combination of instruments creates a palette of sound that offers infinite variations: going in hard to get the audience up and moving, or slipping into melodic passages and dub-like fusions. The songs are deeply personal and their fans can really identify with the words. Dan Booth, on fiddle, and John Leonard, playing just about everything with strings, bring a huge amount of intricacy to the breakneck pace of their songs. Les Carter (ex Carter USM) on guitar and the rhythm section of Alex Smith and John Alexander hold things together brilliantly, and with Ken Bonsall’s lyrics and sheer likeability, you have a whole greater than the sum of its parts. Ferocious Dog are well known and popular for their high octane live performances.

Support Act: The Dillyboys

The Dillyboys exploded into the folk world in 2016 and in a short time have stunned countless audiences. Using their unique rambunctious fusion of trad./folk noir/cabaret and blues they have whipped as many into a whirling vortex of motion as they have reduced to tears with their stellar harmonies. They have used their ‘Shanty Chic’ sound to open shows for Martin & Eliza Carthy, 3 Daft Monkeys, Sheelanagig and Mad Dog Mcrea.

Tickets: £16.50 in advance, £18 on the door (standing)

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Friday 28 Sep 20188:00pm Book Now

The Escape (15)

The Escape

DIRECTOR: Dominic Savage

SCREENPLAY: Dominic Savage

STARS: Gemma Arterton, Dominic Cooper, Frances Barber, Marthe Keller, Jalil Lespert

Tara is a housewife in suburban London who's raising two young children while married to an overworked, self-absorbed husband. In desperate need of a change, Tara makes the bold decision to leave everything behind and buy a one-way ticket to Paris. Her newfound freedom and journey of self-discovery soon gives way to the realization that walking out on your life isn't so simple.

Savage's film thoughtfully and credibly outlines the conflict between a superficially abundant lifestyle and overwhelming internal lack. (Variety)

Subtle and slow and wrenchingly empathetic, The Escape is about gradually realizing that the life you have may not be the one you want.'(New York Times)

Wrenching scenes from a disintegrating marriage, beautifully played.'(Hollywood Reporter)

Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80 (includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Saturday 29 Sep 20187:30pm Book Now

Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro

Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro

Always engaging and far from predictable these 'Two musicians at the top of their game' (Music Riot) seek to push the boundaries of blues, folk and American roots music. Original compositions on Slide guitar, double bass, harmony vocals and good humoured banter are cornerstones of their live shows.

Between them they are very much on the world stage and have performed at Glastonbury, The Royal Albert hall, the Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry, Bonnaroo, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, MerleFest, Bottle Rock,The Edmonton Folk Festival, New Orleans Jazz Fest, The Blue Note Tokyo, Cognac Blues festival, Cayamo and many more. Most recently Daniel toured the US with the Transatlantic Sessions.

The two musicians met through a mutual friend Sam Lewis at Hippie Jack's music festival in Crawford Tennessee. After a brief backstage rehearsal, they took to the stage for an hour of largely improvised music. A few weeks later they were cutting a record at Zac Brown’s iconic Southern Ground. Martin plays a 100 year Weissenborn (Hawaiian acoustic lap guitar), Daniel plucks beats, scratches and bows his upright bass to create and unexpected array of sounds.

"Quite simply a great live act" –Time Out London

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

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Sunday 30 Sep 20187:30pm Book Now

Albert Lee & Band

Albert Lee & Band


Albert Lee is one of the most respected and renowned guitarists in music history having worked with The Everly Brothers, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris and The Cricketts over his long and illustrious career. The British-born country-rock artist started his career during the emerging rock 'n' roll scene of sixties London when he swapped bands with the likes of Jimmy Page and Chris Farlowe.

After moving to the U.S. and assimilating himself into the country music scene, Albert quickly garnered a reputation as one of the fastest and finest guitar players in the business. He recorded a number of solo albums and won a Grammy in 2002 for his contribution on 'Foggy Mountain Breakdown'. He continues to tour today and plays his signature Ernie Ball Music Man Guitar.

Albert is a Grammy award-winning musician whose talents continue to be in demand by fellow performers throughout the world.

“The ultimate virtuoso. His skill is extraordinary, his ear is extraordinary and he’s gifted on just about every level.” - Eric Clapton

“A brilliant guitar player. His sound is unmistakable - often emulated, never equalled.” - Emmylou Harris

Tickets £24 (seated).

Includes a 30p admin fee

Accessible seating available from the box office.

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Friday 5 Oct 20188:00pm Book Now

The Spy Who Dumped Me (15)

The Spy Who Dumped Me

DIRECTOR: Susanna Fogel

WRITERS: Susanna Fogel, David Iserson

STARS: Mila Kunis, Sam Heughan, Kate McKinnon, Gillian Anderson, Ivanna Sakhno, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson

The Spy Who Dumped Me tells the story of Audrey (Kunis) and Morgan (McKinnon), two best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.

Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80 (includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Saturday 6 Oct 20187:30pm Book Now

Comedy: Matt Price

Comedy: Matt Price

"Price doesn’t skimp on the laughs. And when the laughs do come, they tend to be big, explosive ones" Chortle.

Friendly Cornish Giant Matt Price is known for having some of the most bizarre, yet accessible stories from the wilder and more unusual side of life. His upbeat and friendly delivery, mixed with his subject matter and audience skills means that you'll hang on every word.

Support from Phil Cooper and Riordan DJ. Comedy compere for the evening, Tom Glover.

Suitable for 16 yrs and over.

Tickets £8.50 / £10.50 on the door.

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Thursday 11 Oct 20188:00pm Book Now

The Undercover Hippy

The Undercover Hippy

+ Support: Drop In The Ocean (ska/reggae/funk/two-tone band)

Drum and Bass MC turned singer songwriter Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, is definitely not your average singer songwriter. His music brings together soulful vocals, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical delivery of a skilled mc. Starting out as a solo act in 2007, he has since teamed up with some fantastic musicians and performs as a four piece, mixing guitars, keys, drums, bass, and backing vocals to create a high energy, interactive and highly entertaining live show. Combining intelligent, provocative lyrics with dangerously catchy hooks and a feel good groove, this is music for the thinking man to shake his arse to. Think Natty meets Eminem…on a protest march…at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Renowned for the electric atmosphere of their live shows, Billy and his band have performed at some of the UK’s best festivals, including Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Shambala, Green Man, The Secret Garden Party, Ireland’s Electric Picnic, Beautiful Days and many more. As their last album Monkey Suit, released in late 2014, continues to clock up over a million streams and sales, the band have been touring relentlessly, with over 80 shows and festival appearances across the UK and Europe each year.

"A powerful masterpiece… weaves together humour and shrewd political commentary to create a catchy, fun and renegade modern protest album that could not be more relevant" On The Beat (review of Truth & Fiction)

"The band lit up the venue with their tongue-in-cheek yet poignant music" ClunkMag Review

Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Standing.

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Friday 12 Oct 20188:00pm Book Now

Finding Joy - Vamos Theatre

Finding Joy - Vamos Theatre

The funny, fearless international sell-out mask production from the UK's leading full mask company. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll find joy!

Joy is 83 today: she's feisty, loves to dance, and is losing her memory. Her grandson Danny is rebellious, bright and always getting into trouble. When Danny decides to look after Joy, they discover a shared playfulness and growing love. But is that enough to face the challenges ahead?

Approaching the subject of dementia with humour and humanity, award-winning Finding Joy has performed to audiences across Europe and the UK, including a successful run at Assembly for Edinburgh Fringe 2016. Praised by press and public alike for its consummate full mask skills, engaging storytelling, physical dexterity and emotional insight, the company continues to involve and engage audiences across borders and boundaries with its wordless theatre.


“[Finding Joy] brilliantly conveys a sense of how frightening the world seems through Joy’s eyes ... the storytelling is excellent” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“ Finding Joy can be summed up in two words: simply beautiful” Barbara Maxwell, What’s On Stage

“ Told with no words, just a beautiful soundtrack echoing different periods of Joy’s life, the magic of this production is the incredible storytelling through mime alone” Rhiannon Lawson, The Public Reviews

“A genuinely original, beautiful piece of work ” Duncan Hall, The Brighton Argus (2014 ARGUS ANGEL WINNER)

Suitable for 12 years and upwards

Tickets: Adult £12, U16 £10, Family of four £34

Dementia Friends £10 (in person at the box office only- please wear badge)

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Saturday 13 Oct 20187:30pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: Mayerling (12A)

Royal Ballet Live: Mayerling

Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues twist through every moment of daring choreography in Kenneth Macmillan’s ballet inspired by true events.


Crown Prince Rudolf - Steven McRae

Baroness Mary Vetsera - Sarah Lamb

Choreography: Kenneth Macmillan

Music: Franz Liszt

Arranged and orchestrated by: John Lanchbery

A celebrated classic of the Royal Ballet repertory at cinemas for the first time, Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf.

From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide. The large cast allows for impressive ensembles in addition to the ballet's many solos of distinctive character and pas de deux of disturbing eroticism. This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction.

Approximate running time: 3 hours 15 minutes including two intervals.

Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student/Child £12.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Monday 15 Oct 20187:15pm Book Now

The Hot Sprockets

The Hot Sprockets

Take some good-time revolutionary spirit, add a pinch of psychedelic flavour, simmer it down with some Indie Soul and you are somewhere close to the cosmic vibe of The Hot Sprockets, five blood brothers from Dublin City, drawn together by their mutual love of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Performing live the Sprockets’ take-no-prisoners, white hot, bone-breaking approach has lit a fire in men and women of all tastes and flavours, captivating audiences with numerous successful tours across the USA, Canada, UK, and Europe and at festivals such as Camping Be Cider Seaside, Chagstock, Glastonbury, Latitude and countless others around the globe.

With two critically acclaimed albums under their belt, Honeyskippin’, and Brother Nature – the second of which shot straight into the top 10 of the National Irish Charts – the Sprockets released their third album “Dream Mover”, on April 6th 2018.

Produced and recorded by Dave “Skip” Christophers, and mixed by Charlie Russell (Jamiroquai, Kasabian, The Strypes), listeners can expect to hear an earthier soulful psychedelic side to the Sprockets. Sonically, this album marks a huge leap forward for these independent rockers!

Tickets: £10 in advance, £12.50 on the door (standing)

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Friday 19 Oct 20188:00pm Book Now

An Evening with Hazel O'Connor

An Evening with Hazel O'Connor

with Clare Hirst ~ Sax (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie)

Sarah Fisher ~ Keyboards (Eurythmics)  

“They were absolutely fantastic, bringing the entire audience roaring to its feet.” Daily Telegraph

A very special evening with award-winning singer songwriter Hazel O’Connor, joined here by Clare Hirst (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards. The superb  blend of the three voices and stunning musicianship adds a sweet touch of class to their vibrant performance. Live onstage her unforgettable songs from the iconic film Breaking Glass, which recently celebrated its 35th anniversary, include Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother, If Only and more seem even more relevant in our present times.  

Expect a soulful introspective dip into Hazel's stunning portfolio, the old and the new. A sumptuous night of some of the greatest songs of the 20th Century delivered with passion and fire. With a special Meet & Greet immediately after the show you're in for a treat! Unmissable, book early!

No support.

Tickets: £20

Accessible seats are available by calling the box office 01404 384050

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Thursday 25 Oct 20187:30pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: The Titfield Thunderbolt (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: The Titfield Thunderbolt

DIRECTOR: Charles Crichton

WRITER: T.E.B. Clarke (original screenplay)

STARS: Stanley Holloway, George Relph, Naunton Wayne

1953 Comedy. A transportation war erupts in a small English village when the government decides to shut down the decrepit railway line. On one side is the bus company, pleased with the prospect of having a monopoly over the town's transportation system. Their opponents are the railway enthusiasts among the villagers, who persuade the richest man in town (Stanley Holloway) to help them operate the line themselves. But runaway trains make this difficult, as does sabotage from the bus company.

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 £3.80 (includes an admin fee of 30p). Free tea and biscuits

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Friday 26 Oct 20182:00pm Book Now

The Children Act (12A)

The Children Act

DIRECTOR: Richard Eyre

WRITER: Ian McEwan (screenplay by), Ian McEwan (based on the novel by)

STARS: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead, Ben Chaplin, Eileen Walsh, Anthony Calf, Rupert Vansittart, Jason Watkins

In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family's refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons.

Thompson’s performance as a brilliant but tortured judge elevates the second Ian McEwan adaptation of this year’s Toronto film festival, a stately courtroom saga with parallels to the Charlie Gard case (The Guardian)

The Children Act" is that rarest of things: an adult drama, written and interpreted with a sensitivity to mature human concerns...(Variety)

The two central performances could hardly be better. Thompson works here with remarkable subtlety.(Hollywood Reporter)

Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22 (includes an admin fee of 30p)

Accessible seating available from the box office

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Friday 26 Oct 20187:30pm Book Now

Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None

Presented by Honiton Community Theatre Company

Creative Team:

Director | Sally Cregan

See Agatha Christie’s best-selling masterpiece live in the flesh at The Beehive in Honiton.

Eight people arrive on an island on a hot summer day in the 1930s, but who will live to tell the tale? This classic murder-mystery set on an isolated island just off the coast of Devon is one of Agatha Christie’s finest tales and has twists and turns a-plenty as the plot unfolds.

Following sell-out productions of Snow White and The Wind in the Willows, join Honiton Community Theatre Company for a night of edge-of-your-seat drama and a thrilling chase to discover the truth. It’s sure to keep you hooked until the end.

“The full drama and power of the story came directly from the talented cast....A powerful production indeed” (NODA on Private Peaceful)

Tickets £12

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Friday 2 Nov 20187:30pm Book Now
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Canary by Fun in the Oven Theatre

Canary by Fun in the Oven Theatre

Meet Agnes, Anne and Betty; a motley crew of munitions workers doing their bit for the war effort. An air raid strikes sending them on an explosive journey through euphoric emancipation, forbidden friendship and anarchic dreams. A thrillingly dark physical comedy based on the real life stories of Britain's unsung war heroes; The Canary Girls.

Canary was created in collaboration with award winning Spanish theatre company Teatro En Vilo. Seamlessly combining high quality physical theatre with contemporary sound design, the show offers audiences a rare insight into life during the First World War from the unique perspective of Britain’s munitions workers; The Canary Girls. Join Fun in the Oven Theatre as they celebrate and commemorate the lives of Britain’s unsung war heroes.

“My favourite theatre experience of the year” Matthew Crow, Writer for the Independent on Sunday

"Beautiful, hilarious and impeccable physical comedy" Audience at Northern Stage

Canary by Fun in the Oven from Katie Tranter on Vimeo.

This tour is produced in association with Carole W Productions with the generous support of Arts Council England and Sunday for Sammy, and with the partnership of the Royal British Legion's #thankyou100 campaign.

Tickets: Adult £12, Student £5, Early Bird £10*  (*ends 31/10/18)

Includes 30p admin fee

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Suitable for audiences 12+ with parental guidance (contains mild references of a sexual nature and mild swearing)

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Friday 9 Nov 20187:30pm Book Now

The Eskies + support: Black Water County

The Eskies + support: Black Water County

Hailing from Dublin, The Eskies bring their unique brand of folk noir/gypsy jazz/sea shanty and swaggering stage spectacle to ballrooms and booze houses far and wide. The release of their second album “And Don’t Spare The Horses” on Absolute Record has cemented their position of one of the best emerging bands from Ireland.

Last year saw them play over 40 festivals in 5 countries, tour Ireland, UK, Netherlands and Switzerland as well as being invited to the influential new music festival Eurosonic Festival. Other notable festival performances included Glastonbury Main Stage Avalon, Main Stage Cambridge and Bestival. They have just finished a tour of Australia which took them to Port Fairy Festival who invited them half way around the planet before they had released a single song!

“A Melting Pot of sounds that screams ‘get up and dance!'” – RnR Magazine

Support: Black Water County

Smashing their way into the UK folk punk scene since 2013, Black Water County bring an energetic live show of stout quaffing, banjo breaking and tin whistle mangling original music, along with trads and shanties that have been given a good kick up the arse and a slap around the face.

Doors Open 8pm

Tickets: £12 in advance, £14 on the door (standing)

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Saturday 10 Nov 20188:30pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: La Bayadere (12A)

Royal Ballet Live: La Bayadere

'Delayed Live' screening from The Royal Opera House

Natalia  Makarova’s  production  of  this  19th-century classic ballet  brings  an exotic  world  of  temple  dancers  and  noble warriors  to  life.


Nikia - Marianela Nuñez

Solor - Vadim Muntagirov

Gamzatti - Natalia Osipova

Choreography: Natalia  Makarova  after  Marius  Petipa

Music:  Ludwig  Minkus 

Orchestrated by:  John  Lanchbery

Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another. The famous, moonlit ‘white act’  – The Kingdom of the Shades – is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince’s lost love haunt his mind. The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while a bronze idol comes vividly to life in a stunning solo. Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus’s music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography and the drama of the storytelling.

Approximate running time: 3 hours 5 mins including two intervals.

Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student/Child £12.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Thursday 15 Nov 20187:00pm Book Now

The Wife (15)

The Wife

Director: Björn Runge

Writers: Jane Anderson (screenplay), Meg Wolitzer (novel)

Stars: Christian Slater, Max Irons, Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Elizabeth McGovern

Glenn Close delivers one of the finest performances of her career in this compelling drama about a woman emerging from the shadow of her famous husband. Joan (Glenn Close) and Joe (Jonathan Pryce) compliment one another after nearly 40 years of marriage. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as the great American novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm and diplomacy into the private role of a great man's wife. As Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work, Joan starts to think about the shared compromises, secrets and betrayals.

"Close plays this ignored, pushed-aside woman like a gathering storm, drawing us into the mind and heart of a heroine who's not going to take it any more." Rolling Stone

"Close is phenomenal as ‘The Wife’ who puts life on hold. Like a bomb ticking away towards detonation, Glenn Close commands the centre of The Wife: still, formidable and impossible to look away from. Extraordinary. One of the richest, most riveting and complicated performances of her career." The Hollywood Reporter

Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80 (includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Friday 16 Nov 20187:30pm Book Now

Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years

Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years

Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years is a unique concert, which celebrates the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel. Fronted by the duo Bookends, the concert has toured the globe extensively being described as ‘simply breathtaking’.

“One of the greatest tribute shows anywhere in the world”

- Stuart Cameron, BBC and ITV Broadcaster

Performing the songs in a truly captivating way, Bookends’ delicate recreation of the unmistakable sound of the American folk-rock duo is something of a masterpiece. Bookends have been performing their world-class concert to audiences in some of the finest theatres and concert halls across the UK, Europe and the United States.

“A masterpiece”

- BBC Radio

Hear many of the hits such as The Sound of Silence, Mrs Robinson, The Boxer and Bookends’ own beautiful rendition of the unforgettable Bridge Over Troubled Water. This is without doubt the closest thing to Simon & Garfunkel touring the world today.

Tickets: £15 in advance/£17 on the door (seated)

Accessible seats are available by calling the box office 01404 384050

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Saturday 17 Nov 20187:30pm Book Now

A Star is Born (15)

A Star is Born

Director: Bradley Cooper

Writers: Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper

Stars: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Dave Chappelle

Lady Gaga is utterly mesmerising in Bradley Cooper's outrageously watchable remake of  A Star Is Born - the third remake of the original 1937 film, which was adapted into a 1954 musical starring Judy Garland and James Mason, and then remade as a 1976 rock musical with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.

In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight.

But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80 (includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Friday 23 Nov 20187:30pm Book Now

Worry Dolls

Worry Dolls

+ Special guest Jake Morrell

Worry Dolls are a compelling duo born out of the joint talents of multi-instrumentalists Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones. Serendipity brought them together at an open mic night when they were 18, both studying music in Liverpool. Both redheads with guitars, on their chosen path of becoming solo singer songwriters, and both falling under the spell of ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’. Paired by their teachers for an opportunity to have their songwriting critiqued by Paul McCartney, they were inspired to start co-writing, and could now be described as an almost telepathically linked songwriting force.​

T​hey set off​ from University​ together​,​ making music as Worry Dolls. It was a new sound, blending the tender urgency of Zoe’s Irish-influenced voice with the fiery integrity of Rosie’s vocals and rhythmic guitar. Zoe transferred her fingerpicking skills to ukulele, followed by Earl Scruggs-style banjo, motivated by players like Emily Robison (Dixie Chicks).​ These days playing piano has been added to the live performances and Worry Dolls frequently perform with a band.​ They have also started touring in Europe spreading the special blend of UK Americana folk rock.

The duo signed to Bread & Butter, who released their debut LP, Go Get Gone, ​2017. A ‘Song of the Year’ nomination lead to them performing at London’s historic Hackney Empire with Ethan Johns at the UK Americana Awards earlier this year, alongside Robert Plant and Mumford and Sons. The duo will flying back to Nashville to showcase at AmericanaFest this September​ in support of their album release Stateside this summer 2018.

“Brilliantly quirky” – The Huffington Post

“Worry Dolls combine a great sensibility of American Country music with their own English folk influences to create a warm and infectious sound” – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

“London duo Worry Dolls lit up the main stage with their harmony driven indie-pop in their most prestigious performance to date” – Rob Bridge (Folk Radio UK), Cambridge Folk Festival

“Worry Dolls are going places” – The Bluegrass Situation

Tickets: £12 in advance, £14 on the door (seated)

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Saturday 24 Nov 20188:00pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: 42nd Street (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: 42nd Street

DIRECTOR: Lloyd Bacon

WRITERS: Rian James and James Seymour (screen play)

STARS: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Guy Kibbee

1933 Musical Comedy. When revered Broadway director Julian Marsh falls on hard times with both his health and his finances, he helms an ambitious musical as a final production before his retirement. His lead actress, Dorothy Brock, is torn between two loves-the show's wealthy backer, Abner Dillon, and the earnest but penniless actor Pat Denning - while aspiring young performer Peggy Sawyer waits in the wings hoping for her big break.

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 £3.80 (includes an admin fee of 30p). Free tea and biscuits.

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Thursday 29 Nov 20182:00pm Book Now

Tankus the Henge + support: Jess McAllister

Tankus the Henge + support: Jess McAllister

Note: this is a standing gig with some seating around the edge

Tankus the Henge is the London based, five wheeled, funk fuelled, open top, custom paint job, rock‘n’roll jalopy that comes careering round the corner on a tranquil summer’s day. Ruining the silence and disturbing the bats.

With their charismatic frontman, Jaz Delorean, looking like a lost character from a Terry Gilliam film, Tankus the Henge launch into their live show like a band possessed, leaving audiences breathless.

Since the release of their first album in 2013 the band has toured extensively across Europe and also become veterans of the festival circuit (Glastonbury, WOMAD, Boomtown, Secret Garden Party).

“Reminds me of a mixture of early Kinks, Squeeze and a bit of Blur mashed in … I love it” Dave Davies, The Kinks

"....a virtual carnival of sound that’s high on energy and deep on soul. With copious helpings of R&B blues, funk, disco, Django, a dose of Dexy’s, a drop of Ray Davies and a pinch of Madness emerging throughout the eleven tracks – it’s an exciting mélange of sound." Simon Wells, The Guardian

"A Tankus the Henge live experience is something to behold. Combining wild showmanship and musical dexterity their sound incorporates rock, funk, blues, ska, roots and gypsy rhythms and their songs tell stories of wonder and woe. High on energy, and deep on soul, Tankus the Henge launch into their live show like a band possessed." Looe Music

+ Support: Jess McAllister

The music of Jess McAllister is wholesome, passionate and free-spirited. Developed naturally from the touchstones of modern folk, her songwriting has grown into an enchanting blend of sound, informed in equal measure by the spontaneity of live performance and an imaginative outlook on life.

Tickets £11 in advance / £14 on the door (standing)

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Friday 30 Nov 20188:00pm Book Now

NT Live: Antony and Cleopatra (12A)

NT Live: Antony and Cleopatra

National Theatre Live - Cinema Screening

Antony & Cleopatra

by William Shakespeare

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.

Show image photograph (Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo) by Jason Bell

Tickets: Adult £15.30 / Student £12.30 (includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Thursday 6 Dec 20187:00pm Book Now

Sound of the Sirens + Support: Samantics

Sound of the Sirens + Support: Samantics

Exeter-based duo Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood dovetail beautifully on their debut album For All Our Sins which was released in 2017 to wide praise including from R2 Magazine who called it a “stunning debut collection”. For All Our Sins is out now on DMF Records on CD, Vinyl and Digital.

Their live shows combine a natural facility for connecting with their audiences and unforgettable performances with warmth, humour and, above all, real conviction. They have played a number of shows & festivals over the last few years garnering fans in the UK and Europe as well as supporting Rick Astley and Kiefer Sutherland on their UK tours.

2018 will see them play a number of shows and giving fans a taste of new material as they plan towards releasing a new album in 2019.

Support act: Samantics

"Multi-instrumental, nerdy hip-hop" Samantics is a next generation one man band. Using a loop-station and a sh*t load of instruments he creates live, multi-instrumental spoken word. He's not a stereotypical rapper, he's not into maiming and murking Gs but he does like gaming a slurping tea.

Tickets: £11 (seated)

doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start

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Friday 7 Dec 20188:00pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live:The Nutcracker

Royal Ballet Live:The Nutcracker

'Delayed Live' screening from The Royal Opera House

A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world.


The Sugar Plum Fairy - Marianela Nuñez

The Prince - Vadim Muntagirov

Clara - Anna Rose O'Sullivan

Choreography : Peter  Wright after Lev  Ivanov

Music:  Pyotr  Il’yich  Tchaikovsky

The Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet –  and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family. Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll.

Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers.  Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snowflakes. The many solo roles and ensembles put the world-class skills of the Company to the fore in this Christmas classic.

Approx. running time 2 hours 30 mins including one interval

Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student/Child £12.30, Family of four £46.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Saturday 8 Dec 20184:00pm Book Now

The Standing Waves + Sadie Horler and her band

The Standing Waves + Sadie Horler and her band

The Standing Waves Released their Debut Album “early reflectionsʼ in JUNE 2017.

Recorded in the South West with a line up of musicians from Bristol Brighton and Exeter, the record brought to life material written by singer Will Odgers, Producer Jolyon Holroyd and Guitarist Andrew Claridge. The album was completed with the additional contributions of drummer Damo Waters (British Sea Power) and importantly Debbie Brown who delivered the perfect elegant counterpoint to Odgersʼs vocal.

Q Magazine gave the record a four star review saying ‘ From Muscular and melancholy to slow country grace, this is a band that touch a lot of bases but never stay on them for too long. A remarkable, assured and gorgeous collection.ʼ

RNR Magazine also awarded four stars and said ‘Pounding…Haunting…Elegant.Sometimes a record is worth persevering with. This is just such a record.'

Americana UK said ‘These ten songs are a tidal wave of pleasure, polished and charming examples of a subtle mix of Americana genres, Theres Intensity, theres bravery too while maintaining a contemporary feel and universal appeal. Like a feverish dream you might never have had.ʼ

Spurred by this success, the band recruited musicians Jonny Cook and Miranda Sykes (bass) and Bruce Whiteley (drums) to play a sold out debut/album launch show in Exeter, and then a rapturously received set on the bill between Kate Rusby and Laura Marling at Moseley Folk Festival 2017, this was followed a capacity show at The Dart Music Festival.

The Standing Waves are currently midway through recording their second album which is expected to be ready sometime next year.

The band will be supported on the 14th December at The Beehive by the excitingly original West Country siren Sadie Horler in a rare show with her full band. Expect a spell binding evening.

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

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Friday 14 Dec 20188:00pm Book Now

Mad Dog Mcrea (+ Beans on Toast)

Mad Dog Mcrea (+ Beans on Toast)

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.” -

“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: Beans on Toast

Tickets £16.50 in advance, £18 on the door (standing)

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Thursday 20 Dec 20188:00pm Book Now



by Alan Bennett

‘Leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness’ The Independent

Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss this ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer) in your local cinema.

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir.

Alan Bennett’s celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student £12.30 (includes an admin fee of 30p)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Thursday 3 Jan 20197:00pm Book Now

NT Live: The Madness of George III (12A)

NT Live: The Madness of George III

National Theatre Live Delayed Cinema Screening

The Madness of George III

by Alan Bennett

Director: Mark Gatiss

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.

Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student £12.30 (includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Friday 11 Jan 20197:00pm Book Now

ROH Live: Queen of Spades (12A)

ROH Live: Queen of Spades

This is a delayed screening of live performance. Opera in three acts. New production. Tchaikovsky’s most ambitious opera contains some of his greatest music and is a powerful study of destructive obsession.

Music: Pyotr il’yich Tchaikovsky

Director: Stefan Herheim

Conductor: Antonio Pappano

Gherman: Aleksandrs Antonenko

Prince: Yeletsky Vladimir Stoyanov

Countess: Felicity Palmer

Liza: Eva-Maria Westbroek

In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered five star reviews in Amsterdam. The production is set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere. In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. Aleksandrs Antonenko and Eva-Maria Westbroek head the cast and Royal Opera Chorus, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera. This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.

Approximate running time: 3 hours 30 minutes, including one interval, sung in Russian with English surtitles

Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student/Child £12.30, Family of four £46.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Friday 25 Jan 20196:45pm Book Now

NT Live: I’m Not Running (12A)

NT Live: I’m Not Running

National Theatre Live Screening

I’m Not Running

by David Hare

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.

Show image photograph (Sian Brooke) by Felicity McCabe

Tickets: Adult £15.30 / Student £12.30 (includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Thursday 31 Jan 20197:00pm Book Now

ROH Live: La Traviata (12A)

ROH Live: La Traviata

This is a delayed screening of live performance from The Royal Opera House. Richard Eyre's stunning production of Verdi's best-loved opera returns with star sopranos Ermonela Jaho and Angel Blue as Violetta; the casts also include Plácido Domingo and Charles Castronovo.

Music: Giuseppe Verdi

Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave

Director: Richard Eyre

Designer: Bob Crowley

Lighting designer: Jean Kalman

Director of movement: Jane Gibson

From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heart-breaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at

its most immediately appealing. Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.

Approximate running time: 3 hours 35 minutes, including two intervals, sung in Italian with English subtitles

Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student/Child £12.30, Family of four £46.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Friday 1 Feb 20196:45pm Book Now

Chris Woods Groove

Chris Woods Groove

When Google book an artist for their event, someone described as ‘changing the perceived boundaries of the acoustic guitar’, you know you aren’t talking about your average musician.

A UK based instrumental phenomenon – guitarist Chris Woods, recording as ‘Chris Woods Groove’ and ‘The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra’.

Chris began his career as a solo guitarist, originally catching the eye of the music industry for his creative approach to playing; using revolutionary techniques and a hugely individual approach to composition. Endorsed by the most acclaimed brands he honed his skills performing at prestigious guitar festivals across the globe. Approached by Hal Leonard to write a comprehensive guide on the percussive style, which quickly became the standard ‘how to play’ percussive guitar publication, Chris’ reputation became international and highly regarded.

Since then his focus on creative playing has led him to branching out his compositional style to orchestra’s of all shapes and sizes. Recent projects for his ‘groove orchestra’ include Guitar Revolution (a national tour creating pop-up guitar orchestras) or Orchestral Evolution (a recent commission to create a contemporary and evolved orchestra for young people). A spontaneous creator and an emotive player...

Headliner magazine described a recent performance at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios: ‘tremendous – to say Chris Woods feels this music is a wild understatement, and it’s a genuine privilege to witness them perform’

Tonight Chris will be performing a collection of solo pieces ranging from spacey improvisational solos to explosive percussion-driven grooves.


Creative Acoustic Guitar Workshop with Chris Woods 4.30pm - 6pm (max. participants 20)

A workshop for all abilities and style of guitarists. A relaxed and inspiring workshop, offering new and fresh approaches in playing and thinking for all. The focus is to breathe new life into your acoustic playing whatever level you play at. Participants will leave having learned a range of exciting percussive techniques, enjoyed being part of a guitar orchestra and a whole lot more...

Chris Woods is one of our countries finest players and just so happens to be a world class educator; his book percussive acoustic guitar, published by Hal Leonard is sold internationally and is the 'go to' guide for percussive playing. He writes for various guitar magazines including Guitar Techniques and is regularly invited to the likes of the London College of Music to talk Creative Guitar. He's a friendly, supportive and inspirational tutor and this is an amazing opportunity to work with him before the concert.


Show only - Adult £12 in advance, £15 on the door. Student £5

Workshop 4.30pm and Show 7.30pm - Adult £20, Student £15

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Saturday 2 Feb 20197:30pm Book Now

Through The Decades: Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly

Through The Decades: Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly

Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly both grew up in the same part of Texas. They recorded their earlier work in the Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico, even at one point recording the same songs ‘An empty cup’ (and a broken date) as well as ‘You’ve Got Love’ both written by Roy Orbison.

The two Artists brought a unique Texas influence into their music and through their creative writing for both an individual sound was born. Roy Orbison went on to write so many songs including ‘Only the Lonely’ & ‘Crying’. Buddy Holly in his short Career showed his writing talents, which earned him 13th place in ‘The Rolling Stone’ ‘100 Greatest Artist of all Time’, an amazing achievement given his tragically short career.

Darren Page teams up with Marc Robinson who both have careers dedicated to Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly, performing all over Great Britain and around the world. They have come together to create a spell-binding two hour show, that will entertain and uplift you with pure nostalgia. The authentic show, backed by a live band, is packed full of all the massive hits of both artists, with the addition of a few early tracks and rarities for good measure!

Will Rock n Roll ever Die? That’ll be the Day!


Tickets £17

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Friday 8 Feb 20197:30pm Book Now



The Sparkling Family Pantomime

Honiton Community Theatre Company return to The Beehive following Snow White; last year’s sell-out pantomime success. This year, Cinderella is the sparkling pantomime for all the family.

Cinderella lives with her evil stepmother and ugly step sisters, but dreams of a life free from their horrid clutches. When Prince Charming announces he’ll be holding a ball to find a suitable girl to marry, Cinderella signs up to attend along with her ugly sisters.

The evil stepmother forbids Cinderella from attending the ball, but she has a bit of help from her good friend Buttons and her Fairy Godmother who do their best to turn her fortunes around. Can Cinderella dance with the prince after all? Can Buttons save the day? Will the ugly sisters ever learn the meaning of true beauty?

Join us for rip-roaring routines, outrageous costumes, stunning sets and chart-topping hits. Cinderella is the perfect family adventure this February Half Term. Last year we sold out before the show even opened, so book early to avoid disappointment.

“An evening of traditional pantomime fun” (NODA on Snow White 2018)

Creative Team:

Director | Beth Hibbert

Musical Director | Ian Crew

Choreographer | Alexie Kyriacou

Assistant Directors | Amelia Kyriacou & Ryan Hutter

Tickets: Adult £12, Child £8

Early Bird: 20% off all children’s tickets until 1 January 2019

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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ROH Live: Faust (12A)

ROH Live: Faust

A delayed live cinema screening from The Royal Opera. Experience the decadence and elegance of 1870s Paris in David McVicar’s spectacular production of Gounod’s best-loved opera.

Director: David McVicar

Set designs: Charles Edwards

Costume designs: Brigitte Reiffenstuel

Lighting design: Paule Constable

Choreography: Michael Keegan-Dolan

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus

Approximate running time: 3 hours 45 minutes, including one interval. Sung in French with English subtitles.

Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student/Child £12.30, Family of four £46.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Thursday 2 May 20196:45pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: Triple Bill (12A)

Royal Ballet Live: Triple Bill

Live cinema screening of the Royal Ballet




Mixed Triple Bill

Three ballets, One World Premiere

Two recent works and one world premiere showcase the contemporary face of the Royal Ballet.

Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon,Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Crystal Pite

Music: Ezio Bosso, tbc, Henryk Mikołaj Góreck

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers.  Christopher  Wheeldon’s  Within  the  Golden  Hour is  based  around  seven  couples  separating  and  intermingling,  to  music  by  Vivaldi and  Bosso and  lit  with  rich  colours  suggested  by  sunset.  Crystal  Pite’s  Flight  Pattern,  revived  for  the  first  time,  uses  a  large  dance  ensemble  and  Górecki’s  familiar  music  from  his  Symphony  of  Sorrowful  Songs for  a  poignant  and  passionate  reflection  on  migration.  Between them, a new work by  Sidi  Larbi  Cherkaoui,  created  on  The  Royal  Ballet  has  its  premiere  to  bring  the  contemporary  truly  up-to-date.

Approximate  running  time:  3  hours  15  minutes,  including  two  intervals

Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student/Child £12.30, Family of four £46.30

(Includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Thursday 16 May 20197:15pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: Romeo & Juliet (12A)

Royal Ballet Live: Romeo & Juliet

Live cinema screening from the Royal Ballet. Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan's 20th-century ballet masterpiece.

Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan

Music: Sergey Prokofiev

Designer: Nicholas Georgiadis

Lighting designer: John B. Read

Performed by: The Royal Ballet

Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets

The performance lasts about 3 hours, including two intervals.

Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student/Child £12.30, Family of four £46.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Tuesday 11 Jun 20197:15pm Book Now