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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.  


www.hazeloconnor.com



Tickets: £20

Accessible seats are available by calling the box office 01404 384050

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Thursday 25 Oct 20187:30pm Book Now (Sold Out)

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

Accessible seating available from the box office

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Friday 2 Nov 20187:30pm Book Now
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Canary

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.


Factory life seems perfect until an air raid strikes sending them on an explosive journey through euphoric emancipation, forbidden friendship and anarchic dreams.


Celebrate and commemorate the lives 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.


“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



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

Accessible seating available by calling the box office.


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


funintheoventheatre.com

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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.


CAST

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)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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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.


www.simonandgarfunkelbybookends.com


www.facebook.com/simonandgarfunkelbybookends



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)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Friday 23 Nov 20187:30pm Book Now

Worry Dolls (+ Jake Morrell)

Worry Dolls (+ Jake Morrell)

+ 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)

Accessible seats are available by calling the box office

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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

Comedy: James Alderson

Comedy: James Alderson

"James lights up the room like a pyromaniac in a fireworks shop!" RUSSELL KANE


As well as supporting Live At The Apollo star Dane Baptiste on his UK tour, James recently filmed a new Sky Christmas comedy show, which aired in the UK at Christmas.


Performing live most nights of the week, James has spent the last 12 months developing his reputation with many major clubs across the UK, working for the best clubs in the country including The Comedy Loft, Up The Creek, The Boat Show, Manfords, Jongleurs, Off The Kerb, The Comedy Store, Funhouse, Avalon, Buzz Comedy, Bottle Rocket, Hot Water, Crack Comedy Clubs and many more during his 250+ shows this year! James has also established himself as one of the most booked MCs on the circuit too, now regularly appearing as MC for dozens of comedy clubs all over the UK!


He also gigs abroad travelling to Cyprus, Spain, Egypt, Crete, Turkey and various corporates including performing in Switzerland for Nestle and in New York at Christmas in recent months.


"One of the most original and fun MCs I've worked with!" DANE BAPTISTE


⭐️ Voted "Best Comedy Act 2015" by WOW247 Awards


⭐️ Voted "Best Comedian 2014" by The Guide Awards


⭐️ Tour support for Dane Baptiste


⭐️ As seen on Sky's "Scared of Santa" & Channel 4’s “Eye Spy”


James will be supported by Chris Chopping and Drew Taylor. Comedy Compere will be Tom Glover.


Suitable for 16 yrs and over.


Tickets £8.50 in advance, £10.50 on the door.

Accessible seating available by calling the box office.

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Thursday 29 Nov 20188:00pm 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

Elvis in Trouble

Elvis in Trouble

Join us for an unforgettable evening with the King in this special Christmas show!


Darren Boyce is a truly talented performer with vocals to match and that unmistakable Elvis tone. His sound, moves and authentic costumes (made by none other than B & K Enterprises and The Lansky Brothers, tailors to the King himself) are guaranteed to transport you back to some of the greatest moments of the Elvis’s career. Performing with his live band ‘Trouble’, he performs all the classic tracks to 100% authenticity.


Having performed on stage at festivals and theatres, Elvis In Trouble love to engage with the audience and try to keep the experience at a more personal level. Darren has appeared on International Television for IMG Media, interviewed and presented on Local Radio and performed in many charity shows for great causes.


The band cover the 1950s through to Elvis's most notable performances from the 1970s... and of course the Vegas shows.


Reviews


"Trouble are a genuine tribute act who have gone to extremes to get the right look and sound and to really tell the story of Elvis Presley in and through his music. This places them far above the Elvis "impersonators" who perform with backing tracks. If there is a better Elvis tribute out there I have not seen it."


“It was absolutely amazing and wish I hadn’t waited so long to get up and dance, best money we have spent in a long time, better than I could have imagined. I particularly enjoyed the vocals on In The Ghetto, Kentucky Rain and Burning Love, oh and Way Down. The whole show was more authentic and the band and backing vocals lift it above anything else I have seen. I enjoyed that you talked like Elvis between songs too.”


“You were amazing you did a fantastic job, the look, moves everything, the backing vocalist had a great voice and the musicians all looked the part, TROUBLE had it all and I am sure will be in demand. Don’t cry Daddy did it for me and I loved American Trilogy, you sang it perfectly.”


www.elvisintrouble.com


Tickets: General Admission £19.50, Premium £25.50 (seated)

(Accessible seats are available by calling the box office 01404 384050)


Premium Tickets


Enjoy your Elvis experience from the best seats in the house. These premium seats are at cabaret tables of eight right at the front of the auditorium. Included in this package is...


A glass of bubbly (Prosecco)

A photo with Elvis in an exclusive suit not used for the show

A preshow meet with the band and Elvis

A small gift from Elvis

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Saturday 1 Dec 20187:30pm 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)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office


http://NTlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk     

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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.


www.soundofthesirens.net


https://www.facebook.com/SoundoftheSirens


https://twitter.com/soundothesirens


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. http://www.samantics.co.uk


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

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


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.


CAST

The Sugar Plum Fairy - Marianela Nuñez

The Prince - Vadim Muntagirov

Clara - Anna Rose O'Sullivan


Approx. running time 2 hours 30 mins including one interval.

This is a 'Delayed Live' screening from The Royal Opera House.



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

Christmas.Time. by Near Ta Theatre

Christmas.Time. by Near Ta Theatre

Yuletide Christmas Comedy


Charlie and Toby are feeling low, and why wouldn’t they? It’s Christmas Day and they’re serving time at Her Majesty’s pleasure. But why shouldn’t they be having a Merry Christmas in spite of their incarceration? What’s stopping them from creating Christmas around them? Absolutely nothing. So they set off on their festival of carols, Claus, Christ and custody!


Join them on a fantastical adventure through Dickens, pantomime, musical, Christmas dinner and Christmas films! See as they build a wonderfully Merry Christmas around them with songs, snowmen and lots of laughs in this truly festive show that puts the 'cell' firmly back in 'celebration'!


"Better than many big pantomimes" - West Briton


"Comedy genius that needs to be performed every year until the apocalypse!" - Lee Trewhela, What's On Editor


Written by Daniel Richards and Ciaran Clarke, and directed by Simon Harvey (Kneehigh and o-region). Christmas. Time. is a musical comedy for all the family and promises to be a fun, festive and fantastically funny Christmas offering from Near-ta Theatre!


Suitable Age 10+


Tickets: Adult £8, Student/child £6, Family of four £25

(all tickets include admin fee of 30p)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Saturday 15 Dec 20187:00pm 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.” - 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: Beans on Toast


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


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Thursday 20 Dec 20188:00pm Book Now

NT LIVE: ALLELUJAH! (15)

NT LIVE: ALLELUJAH!

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.


A National Theatre 'Delayed Live' screening. Please note our BBFC rating for Allelujah! is 15, as it contains “strong language”



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)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office


http://NTlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk    

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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)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office


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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.



Also....


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.


Tickets


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!


www.facebook.com/throughthedecadeswithroyandbuddy

www.amptheatreagency.co.uk

www.marcjrobinson.com

Twitter: @AMPRODUCTIONS4


Tickets £17


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Friday 8 Feb 20197:30pm Book Now

Cinderella

Cinderella

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


WITHIN THE GOLDEN HOUR

NEW SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI

FLIGHT PATTERN


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