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Leviathan - James Wilton Dance

Leviathan - James Wilton Dance

With flying bodies, last minute catches and an energy you have to see to believe, LEVIATHAN pushes the boundaries of what the body can do. Martial Arts, sports, break-dance and even professional wrestling influences combine to create a breathtaking experience for audiences.


LEVIATHAN is the critically acclaimed work by award winning Cornish choreographer James Wilton.


LEVIATHAN follows Ahab, a ship captain hell-bent on capturing the white whale: Moby Dick, a beast as vast and dangerous as the sea itself, yet serene and beautiful beyond all imagining. Ahab’s crew are drawn into the unhinged charisma of their captain, blindly following him on his perilous adventure towards almost certain destruction.


Multi-award winning choreographer James Wilton re-imagines Herman Melville’s seminal novel, Moby Dick.  Featuring a cast of 6, Wilton’s trademark blend of athletic dance, martial arts, capoeira and partner-work, LEVIATHAN will have you on the edge of your seat. It will leave you gasping for air under the sheer ferocity of movement, all accompanied by a powerful electro-rock soundtrack by Lunatic Soul.


LEVIATHAN is man versus nature; be careful what you fish for.



Tickets: Adult £10, Student £8, Family of four £28

Accessible seating available by calling the box office


Brought to The Beehive in partnership with Carn to Cove and Villages in Action

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Thursday 26 Apr 20187:30pm Book Now

Loving Vincent (12A)

Loving Vincent

Directors: Hugh Welchman, Dorota Kobiela

Writers: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman

Cast includes: Douglas Booth, Saoirse Ronan, Aidan Turner and Helen McCrory


The world's first painted feature film brings together 65,000 oil painted frames to reveal a stunning portrait of the life, work and untimely death of Vincent Van Gogh.


29th July, 1890: Vincent Van Gogh, bullet in his belly, stumbles along the drowsy high street of Auvers at twilight. Traditionally, the famously troubled artist’s death has been viewed as suicide. But Loving Vincent delves into the ambiguities of his life and last days to reconsider this narrative via the stories of his paintings and the people who inhabit them.


"An animated masterpiece! An absolutely stunning film that not only does justice to the art of Van Gogh, but also to the art of movies. I have never seen anything on screen like it before. You will be amazed and lifted by this extraordinary film." Pete Hammond, Deadline


"Hypnotic and beguiling" The New York Times



Adult £6.50/Under 16 £5.50/Family £20

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Friday 27 Apr 20187:30pm Book Now

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (12A)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Director: Rian Johnson

Writers: Rian Johnson, George Lucas (based on characters created by)

Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill


Luke Skywalker's peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy.



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

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


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Saturday 28 Apr 20187:30pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: Manon (12A)

Royal Ballet Live: Manon

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


Choreography:        Kenneth MacMillan

Music:                Jules Massenet

Conductor:        Martin Yates

Orchestra:        Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


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


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


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



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


Please note that Manon contains scenes of an adult nature, including sexual violence.


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



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Thursday 3 May 20187:15pm Book Now

The Shape of Water (15)

The Shape of Water

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Writers: Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor

Stars: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Lauren Lee Smith, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer


The Shape of Water is an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America.


Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab's classified secret - a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.


BAFTA Winner: Best Director, Best Original Music, Production Design

Golden Globes: 7 Nominations + 2 Winners: Best Director, Best Original Score.



Tickets: Adults £6.50 / Under 16 £5.50


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Friday 4 May 20187:30pm Book Now

Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra Concert

Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra Concert

A charity concert for the Admiral Nurse Campaign


The Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra comprises the best of Devon's young jazz musicians. DYJO has won many national awards over its history for its performances and educational programme, and continues to play to enthusiastic audiences in Devon and beyond.


About The Admiral Nurse Campaign

There are currently about 200 people living in the Honiton area with a diagnosis of dementia, but dementia does not just affect one person. Whole families, from often elderly spouses to their children who may be caring for children of their own, through to grandchildren and out to extended family, friends, neighbours and indeed the whole community become involved.


Honiton Dementia Action Alliance supports families through our volunteer led memory cafe and dementia friendly activities such as the nostalgic cinema, ambling group and pub lunches.


However great these supportive informal networks are, the real challenges are faced at home and daily. We know that more is needed and in September 2017 we launched a campaign to have our own Specialist Dementia Nurse in Honiton. Known as Admiral Nurses these highly qualified practitioners are provided and supported by the charity Dementia UK. They work together with families offering one-to-one support and expert guidance from diagnosis to post bereavement.


Our initial aim is to secure enough funds for a three-year contract [£150K] and we are working with the whole community of Honiton to help us achieve this target.


We are hugely grateful to the Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra for supporting us with this concert, the proceeds of which will be extremely valuable in taking us one step closer to bringing much needed support to families living with dementia.


Tickets: £10

Accessible seats available by calling the box office 01404 384050

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Saturday 5 May 20187:30pm Book Now

National Theatre Live: Macbeth (15)

National Theatre Live: Macbeth

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Rufus Norris

Distributor: National Theatre Live


Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.


The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.



Tickets: Adult £15, Student £12

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Thursday 10 May 20187:00pm Book Now

Jethro: The Count of Cornwall

Jethro: The Count of Cornwall

Following 60 sold out shows last year, “The Count of Cornwall” is back again with his unique style of comedy.


Join Jethro for a memorable evening of hysterical nonsense and take a look into the mind of possibly one of the greatest comedic storytellers ever to grace the stage.


Jethro beguiles and befuddles his audience with the endless stream of irreverent twaddle for which he is known and celebrated. Over four million DVD sales pay testament to his legion of fans who have followed him faithfully throughout his career.


Now it’s your chance to see him live on stage as he presents stories old and new.


Min. age 16.


Tickets: £20 (seated)

Note: Drinks bought at the bar may be consumed during the show but the bar will be closed 5 mins before the show and during it. It will open again for the interval and drinks may be pre-ordered at the bar.


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Friday 11 May 20187:30pm Book Now

Lady Bird (15)

Lady Bird

Director/Writer: Greta Gerwig

Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Odeya Rush, Kathryn Newton


An outspoken teen must navigate a loving but turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother over the course of an eventful and poignant senior year of high school.


A coming-of-age story like no other, Lady Bird is smart, emotional, funny and completely original. Rarely has a directorial debut been so assured, so singular and so heartwarmingly affecting.

Terri White, Empire


"The kind of modest, miraculous low-budget gem that takes on a life of its own."

Peter Debruge, Variety


'"Lady Bird is a film bursting with warmth, wit and melancholy that manages to seem fresh and unexpected despite the overly stacked nature of the subgenre." The Guardian



Tickets: Adults £6.50 / Under 16 £5.50

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Saturday 12 May 20187:30pm Book Now

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella (12A)

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

Dance Screening (recorded at Sadler’s Wells, London in 2017)

Followed by live Q&A with choreographer Matthew Bourne

Running time 150 minutes (incl. Q&A)


Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War. The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. The sights and sounds of war-torn London are recreated by Lez Brotherston’s Olivier Award-winning costumes and sets, lighting by Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin and surround sound designed by Paul Groothuis. Matthew Bourne’s vivid story telling has never been more heart-stopping and touching, and will take the audience into the heart of Prokofiev’s magnificent score.


This special dance screening will be followed by a live Q&A with Matthew Bourne exclusively for cinemas.



Director & Choreographer – Matthew Bourne

Set & Costume Design – Lez Brotherston

Lighting Designer – Neil Austin

Sound Designer – Paul Groothuis

Music composed by Sergei Prokofiev


Tickets: Adult £12.50, Student and Under 16 £10

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Tuesday 15 May 20187:00pm Book Now

Comedy Avengers Fundraiser for Hospiscare

Comedy Avengers Fundraiser for Hospiscare

A Fundraiser for Hospiscare


THE cream of Devon comedy are back at the Beehive in Honiton for an evening of live stand up entertainment. The popular Comedy Avengers group, who host regular shows in Taunton, Plymouth and Exeter, are the best of the best of local stand-up comedy talent.


The coalition of comics have been hosting regular comedy nights in the south west for the past year as well as performing at a number of big festivals including OceanFest and Jurassic Fields. With numerous awards between them they offer a variety of styles including props, one liners and musical comedy as well as straightforward stand up.


The regular members of the group are Luke Honnoraty, Sandi Smith, Louis Burgess, Tom Glover, David Arnold, Richard James, Alf, Frankie Dore and Honiton's own Marcus Gill. Hosting the night will be Tom Glover, a comedian from Axminster who also hosts successful nights at the Weymouth Pavilion, Bridport Arts Centre and the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis.


About Hospiscare (Charity No. 297798)

Hospiscare provides specialist care for adults with a range of life-limiting illnesses, including cancer, motor neurone disease, end-stage organ failure, and increasingly, dementia. Throughout East Devon, Exeter and Mid-Devon, more than 2,500 patients and their families benefit from our care each year. At Kings House, our hospice in Honiton, day patients can enjoy a range of therapies and activities. Kings House is also the local base for our highly experienced community nurses, who provide 24/7 support for patients in their own homes, or in a care home or community hospital. Specialist in-patient care, meanwhile, is provided on our ward in Exeter.


At Hospiscare, we receive less than 20% of our income from the NHS, leaving us with around £6m to raise each year from voluntary sources. So we depend on the generosity of the local community to help us bridge the gap. We are enormously grateful.


Please gather your friends and help us raise funds for this valuable charity.


Tickets: £10. Suitable for age 16+

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Thursday 17 May 20188:00pm Book Now

Cara Dillon

Cara Dillon

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


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


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



www.caradillon.co.uk


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



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

Accessible seats available by calling the box office

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Friday 18 May 20187:30pm Book Now

I, Tonya (15)

I, Tonya

Director: Craig Gillespie

Writer: Steven Rogers

Stars: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney


In 1991, talented figure skater Tonya Harding becomes the first American woman to complete a triple axel during a competition. In 1994, her world comes crashing down when her ex-husband conspires to injure Nancy Kerrigan, a fellow Olympic hopeful, in a poorly conceived attack that forces the young woman to withdraw from the national championship. Harding's life and legacy instantly become tarnished as she's forever associated with one of the most infamous scandals in sports history.



Tickets: Adults £6.50 / Under 16 £5.50

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Saturday 19 May 20187:30pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Blue Hawaii (PG)

Nostalgic Cinema: Blue Hawaii

In partnership with Honiton Dementia Action Alliance. TRIP community transport can provide a lift to and from the film within Honiton. Please book a place with them on 01404 46529. Transport has kindly been sponsored by Co-Op Funeral care.


Director: Norman Taurog

Writers: Allan Weiss (story), Hal Kanter

Stars: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury


1961 Comedy. After being discharged from the U.S. Army, cool guy Chadwick Gates (Elvis Presley) returns home to Hawaii. Following several years of strict military life, Gates wants nothing more than to hang loose and surf all day. His family pressures him to work for the family pineapple business. Much to the chagrin of his snobby mother (Angela Lansbury), Gates lands a job as a tour guide at the same company where his girlfriend, Maile (Joan Blackman), also works.


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


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



Tickets £3.50. Free tea and biscuits

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Friday 25 May 20182:00pm Book Now

Strawberries in January - Cygnet Theatre

Strawberries in January - Cygnet Theatre

By Evelyne de la Chenelière, in a version by Rona Munro.

Performed by Cygnet Company. Director Alistair Ganley.


A cinematic rom-com live on stage!


This fizzy concoction takes the classic ingredients of romantic comedy – love, humour, coincidence and fantasy-  and serves them up with a surprisingly touching twist…


Strawberries in January is a biting, heart-warming comedy about four romantically challenged singletons who stumble through contemporary Montréal in search of love.


If only life could be like the movies!


Originally written in Québec French the play won the Masque Award for Best Original Script. This version premiered at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in 2006 and was last seen at Cygnet Theatre in 2014.


“love may bewilder us, and turn our world upside-down, but it also makes us shine”.  Avril Silk remotegoat  2014


Tickets: Adult £10, Student £6. Suitable for age 12+

Accessible seating is available by calling the box office.

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Friday 25 May 20187:30pm Book Now

Black Panther (12A)

Black Panther

Director: Ryan Coogler

Writers: Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole

Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o


After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.



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

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


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Saturday 26 May 20187:30pm Book Now

Annika Skoogh Quartet

Annika Skoogh Quartet

The Annika Skoogh Quartet are an exciting project led by multilingual Swedish singer Annika Skoogh. Annika has made a name for herself on the jazz scene as a vibrant and soulful singer with a natural talent. She brings a special blend of Scandinavian charm and Latin flavour to her performances in her own playful style.


Her band's music includes fresh interpretations of timeless jazz standards, material by other composers, and original compositions boldly arranged in their own unique way. Annika's quartet of highly accomplished musicians are -


Matt Carter (keys) - performed here recently to great acclaim with Neil Maya Quartet's Brubeck Project


Al Swainger (bass) - plays with Pointless Beauty, Snow Giants, Gary Bamford Trio and The Blue Vanguard Jazz Club house band


Coach York (drums)  - Honiton based drummer who performs with numerous ensembles including The Blue Vanguard Jazz Club house band and The Mike Westbrook Big Band


Together they provide the perfect anchor for Annika's assured and soulful vocals with a passionate and exciting sound.


The band have been busy recording their first debut album which will be available to purchase at this performance. This promises to be a great evening so don't miss this opportunity to catch the Quartet live.


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


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Friday 1 Jun 20187:30pm Book Now

Finding your Feet (12A)

Finding your Feet

Director: Richard Loncraine

Writers: Meg Leonard, Nick Moorcroft

Stars: Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, Joanna Lumley


When "Lady" Sandra Abbott discovers that her husband of 40 years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge in London with her estranged, older sister Bif. The two could not be more different - Sandra is a fish out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating, free-spirited sibling. But different is just what Sandra needs at the moment, and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to a community dance class, where she starts finding her feet.


Comfort food for the young at heart, Richard Loncraine’s movie is as cozy as old slippers and as familiar as the British character actors who populate its London locations.

Jeannette Catsoulis, The NYTimes


Tickets on sale 9th May 2018

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Saturday 2 Jun 20187:30pm Book Now (Call Box Office)

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (12A)

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

Director: Mike Newell

Writers: Kevin Hood (screenplay by), Thomas Bezucha (screenplay)

Stars: Lily James, Matthew Goode, Michiel Huisman


In 1946 a London-based writer begins exchanging letters with residents on the island of Guernsey, which was German-occupied during WWII. Feeling compelled to visit the island, she starts to get a picture of what it was like during the occupation.



Tickets on sale 8th May 2018

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Friday 8 Jun 20187:30pm Book Now (Call Box Office)

That Good Night (12A)

That Good Night

Director: Eric Styles

Writers: N.J. Crisp (based on the play), Charles Savage (screenplay)

Stars: John Hurt, Sofia Helin, Max Brown


Starring John Hurt in his final leading role.


Ralph, a once-famous writer is in his seventies and terminally ill. He has things to do before he dies: to be reconciled with his long-abandoned son, Michael, and secretly, to ensure he is not a burden to his devoted young wife, Anna, as he goes 'into that good night.'



Tickets on sale from 7th May

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Saturday 9 Jun 20187:30pm Book Now (Call Box Office)

Royal Ballet Live: Swan Lake

Royal Ballet Live: Swan Lake

CHOREOGRAPHY MARIUS PETIPA AND LEVIVANOV

ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY LIAM SCARLETT AND FREDERICK ASHTON

MUSIC PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY


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


Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.


Prince Siegfried chances upon a fl ock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.


Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.



The performance lasts about 3 hours, including two intervals.


Tickets: Adult £15, Student/Child £12, Family of four £46

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Tuesday 12 Jun 20187:15pm Book Now

The Comedy Avengers

The Comedy Avengers

THE cream of Devon comedy are back at the Beehive in Honiton for an evening of live stand up entertainment. The popular Comedy Avengers group, who host regular shows in Taunton, Plymouth and Exeter, are the best of the best of local stand-up comedy talent.


The coalition of comics have been hosting regular comedy nights in the south west for the past year as well as performing at a number of big festivals including OceanFest and Jurassic Fields. With numerous awards between them they offer a variety of styles including props, one liners and musical comedy as well as straightforward stand up.


The regular members of the group are Luke Honnoraty, Sandi Smith, Louis Burgess, Tom Glover, David Arnold, Richard James, Alf, Frankie Dore and Honiton's own Marcus Gill.


Marcus will be a familiar face to many as Honiton's own friendly local fishmonger but he's also a talented stand-up comedian with a reputation for his insights into life as a nerd which have seen him perform across the country at various comic book conventions as well as on the regular UK circuit.


Hosting the night will be Tom Glover, a comedian from Axminster who also hosts successful nights at the Weymouth Pavilion, Bridport Arts Centre and the Pilot Boat Inn in Lyme Regis.


On the line-up for 19th April:


Christian Russell-Pollock as guest MC, Mark Hurman, Marcus "dice wizard" Gill, Louis Burgess, Rob Hughes and an Edinburgh Festival preview from TV star Gareth Richards!


Tickets: £6 in advance, £8 on the door. Suitable for age 16+

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Thursday 14 Jun 20188:00pm Book Now

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

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

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


John Williams


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


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



John Etheridge


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


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


Gary Ryan


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


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


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


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

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Friday 15 Jun 20187:30pm Book Now

4 Girls 4 Harps - East Devon Music Festival

4 Girls 4 Harps - East Devon Music Festival

“Ensemble is watertight and there is a real rhythmic élan to the playing which keeps you listening.”

— BBC Music Magazine


The Girls with their Harps came to The Beehive two years ago and we are particularly pleased that they are playing the first concert of the new East Devon Music Festival. More poignantly, this is a memorial concert to Jean Price, harpist and a keen supporter over many years of the Honiton Festival, which would be celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.


Harriet Adie has transcribed the majority of the music which is ‘Celebrating Dance’ in its various guises. With works by Handel, Ravel, Khachaturian, Piazzola, Borodin, Prokofiev, Debussy and Manuel de Falla, the programme is set to give us a foot-tapping evening and make the Beehive buzz!



Tickets: Adult £16 (Student £5 only on the door on the night)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office 01404 384050

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Saturday 16 Jun 20187:30pm Book Now

The Cherry Orchard - Miracle Theatre Co.

The Cherry Orchard - Miracle Theatre Co.

**Open Air Theatre at Smeatharpe Stadium**

in partnership with Villages in Action and Carn to Cove.


This summer, Miracle Theatre Company unpacks Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy. Obstinate and self-absorbed, they are deaf to the rumblings of change which surrounds them, and unable to accept help when they need it.


Will it take a revolution to destroy their cosy world of privilege and entitlement – or will their own stupidity be enough?


Bill Scott’s new adaptation treads the tragicomic tightrope, bringing out all the humour and pathos of Chekhov’s masterpiece which, more than a century after it was written is as popular as ever.


Cornwall’s award winning Miracle Theatre has developed a strong reputation for producing entertaining and dynamic adaptations of classic plays.


Go and see for yourself this summer!


THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE AT SMEATHARPE STADIUM, HONITON EX14 4SR


This box car and banger rally stadium is located high up in the Blackdown Hills next to an old WWII airstrip. Free parking available. Gates open 6.30pm.


- Come prepared! Bring whatever you need for a cosy evening. Warm woollies, blankets, waterproofs and insect spray!

- Bring your own seat - Low backed chairs, rugs and a cushion are always nice too, combine comfort & style!

- Gather a posse! Bring friends and family the more the merrier for a Miracle night out!

- Arrive Early - Pick a great spot

- Bring a Torch - It’s very helpful to safely find your way back to the car.

- Bring a Picnic


Tickets:


Early bird (before June): Adult £10, Student/Child £8, Family of four £30


From 1st June: Adult £14, Student/Child £10, Family of four £38


Cash only on the night please.


Recommended ages 7+, young children to be accompanied by an adult.

Running time: Approximately 2 hours plus interval.

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Friday 22 Jun 20187:30pm Book Now

Alun Cochrane – Alunish Cochranish

Alun Cochrane – Alunish Cochranish

Grumpy-joyful, silly-serious stand-up.


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


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


Alun Cochrane is a master at observational comedy and one of the best stand-up comedians in the UK. He tells tales about eating, sleeping, daydreaming, driving, being a son, father, brother, friend, mortgage-holder, clothes-wearer, car-owner, radio-listener, train-traveller, door-opener (and closer), alcohol-consumer, hangover-sufferer, newspaper flicker-through-er, occasional football watcher, and general liver of life, in short; he gets material from anywhere he wanders in mind or body. He can be heard every Saturday morning from 8am on Frank Skinner's Absolute Radio Show.


Alun is a Perrier nominated Stand Up comedian who is known from TV and radio including BBC One's Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Dave's One Night Stand, Have I Got News For You, BBC Two's Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Mock The Week, Channel 4's 8 Out Of 10 Cats, and headlining Live At The Comedy Store on Comedy Central. Alun has hosted his own BBC Radio 4 comedy show as well as appearing on countless panel shows.


Tickets: £12.50

Recommended age 16+

Doors Open 7.30pm

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Saturday 23 Jun 20188:00pm Book Now

The Mill on the Floss - Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

The Mill on the Floss - Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Presented by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School


By George Eliot

Adapted by Helen Edmundson

Directed by Paul Clarkson

WEST COUNTRY TOUR 2018


“They had entered the thorny wilderness, and the golden gates of their childhood had for ever closed behind them.”


In this fluid and visceral re-imagining, Helen Edmundson (Queen Anne, Coram Boy, The Heresy of Love) turns George Eliot's unforgettable story of first love, sibling rivalry and regret into a wonderfully theatrical examination of the psyche of one of classic literature’s most charismatic heroines.


Brought up at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is desperate to win the approval of her parents, but her passionate, wayward nature and her fierce intelligence bring her into constant conflict with her family.


As she reaches adulthood, the clash between their expectations and her desires is painfully played out as she finds herself torn between her relationships with three very different men: her proud and stubborn brother Tom; hunchbacked Phillip Wakem, the son of her family's worst enemy; and the charismatic yet dangerous Stephen Guest.


With its poignant portrayal of sibling relationships, The Mill on the Floss is considered George Eliot's most autobiographical novel and here Edmundson loses none of its breadth, whilst beautifully examining the complex nature of relationships and love.  


‘With rare theatrical vibrancy, Helen Edmundson’s free adaptation distils the essence of George Eliot’s feminist novel’ – Evening Standard


‘…not only re-invents the novel, but pushes the boat out theatrically way beyond its usual mooring' - The Guardian


‘An intensely moving dramatisation – stylised, but free of empty theatrics’. - The Times


Opened in 1946 by Laurence Olivier, the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School has grown a reputation for attracting the very best in young acting talent and has some notable alumni to its name including Daniel Day Lewis, Greta Scacchi, Peter O’Toole, Olivia Colman and many more. The annual West Country tour gives you a chance to see the stars of tomorrow, on stage today!


Tickets: Adult £15, Student £12

Accessible seating is available by calling the box office 01404 384050

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Thursday 28 Jun 20187:30pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: The Odd Couple (PG)

Nostalgic Cinema: The Odd Couple

In partnership with Honiton Dementia Action Alliance. TRIP community transport can provide a lift to and from the film within Honiton. Please book a place with them on 01404 46529. Transport has kindly been sponsored by Co-Op Funeral care.


Director: Gene Saks

Writers: Neil Simon (from the play by), Neil Simon (screenplay)

Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fiedler


1968 Comedy. When fussy Felix (Jack Lemmon) becomes suicidal over his impending divorce, he accepts an offer to move in with his best friend, messy Oscar (Walter Matthau). Felix drives Oscar crazy with his obsession over his soon-to-be ex. Oscar tries to get him out of his funk by arranging a double date with two wacky British neighbors, Cecily (Monica Evans) and Gwendolyn (Carole Shelley). When the plan backfires and Felix grows even more despondent, his friendship with Oscar is put to the test.


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


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



Tickets £3.50. Free tea and biscuits




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Friday 29 Jun 20182:00pm Book Now

ISCA Light Orchestra with Music Deco

ISCA Light Orchestra with Music Deco

East Devon Music Festival 2018


Chris Gradwell, well known local saxophonist & clarinetist, commissioned Alfie Pugh to compose a jazz or light music work, which will be receiving its 1st performance. Music Deco is a trio - Kate Walker, soprano, Andrew Daldorph, piano, and Chris Gradwell. They will be performing with the strings and brass of the ISCA Light Orchestra conducted by Roger Hendy. Roger will also be acting as MC for the evening's musical amusements. Among other instruments, Alfie Pugh will feature on sandpaper!


The programme, apart from Alfie’s piece, includes compositions by Richard Rogers, Francis Poulenc, Giacomo Puccini, Dimitri Shostakovich, George Gershwin and Leroy Anderson. The whole illustrating a predominately light music repertoire rarely, if at all, found in British music festivals today.


Tickets: Adult £16 (Student £5 only on the door on the night)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office 01404 384050

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Saturday 30 Jun 20187:30pm Book Now

Everybodys talking about Jamie (12A)

Everybodys talking about Jamie

The award-winning west-end musical sensation. A ‘delayed screening’ of the live satellite broadcast.


Written by DAN GILLESPIE SELLS and TOM MACRAE

From an idea by JONATHAN BUTTERELL


Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the new award-winning five-star hit musical for today.


Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation.


Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.


John McCrea, Josie Walker, Tamsin Carroll, Lucie Shorthouse and Phil Nichol lead a twenty-four strong company and an eight-piece band that will ‘sweep you away on a tide of mischief, warmth and exuberance’ (Financial Times). With ‘songs that have the wow factor’ (The Times) by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, and ‘hilarious’ book and lyrics ‘with delightful punch’ (Whatsonstage), by writer Tom MacRae, this funny, fabulous, feel-good, musical sensation has been thrilling audiences and critics alike.


Winner of 3 WhatsOnStage Awards including Best New Musical and nominated for 5 Olivier Awards, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be broadcast live from the Apollo Theatre in London’s Shaftesbury Avenue to cinemas nationwide.


THE TIMES

‘This fizzing musical is a blast of fresh air. The songs have the wow factor.’

‘It’s the real deal. Everyone really should be talking, singing, shouting about Jamie now’  

FINANCIAL TIMES

‘Sweeps you away on a tide of mischief, warmth and exuberance’

METRO

‘It isn’t just Jamie everybody’s talking about, it’s this show’


CAST


Jamie New                John McCrea

Margaret New                Josie Walker

Miss Hedge                Tamsin Carroll

Pritti Pasha                Lucy Shorthouse

Hugo Battersby                Phil Nichol


This is an Encore Screening

Tickets: Adult £15, Students £12.50

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Friday 6 Jul 20187:30pm Book Now

Through the Decades with Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly

Through the Decades with 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 a place (13th) in ‘The Rolling Stone’ ‘100 Greatest Artist of all Time’!


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 bring you a two hour uplifting show, that will entertain you with pure nostalgia with all their hits, and few earlier ones too!


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

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Saturday 21 Jul 20187:30pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Summer Holiday (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Summer Holiday

In partnership with Honiton Dementia Action Alliance. TRIP community transport can provide a lift to and from the film within Honiton. Please book a place with them on 01404 46529. Transport has kindly been sponsored by Co-Op Funeral care.



Director: Peter Yates

Writers: Peter Myers (original story and screenplay), Ronald Cass (original story and screenplay)

Stars: Cliff Richard, Lauri Peters, Melvyn Hayes


A fabulous 60s Musical - 4 London Bus mechanics strike up a deal with London Transport. They do up a double decker London Bus, drive it around Europe as a hotel and if they make it they will own and be in charge of a whole fleet.


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


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



Tickets £3.50. Free tea and biscuits


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Friday 27 Jul 20182:00pm Book Now

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

A FAMILY MUSICAL


Following the sell-out success of Annie (August 2017), Honiton Community Theatre Company return to The Beehive with another smash-hit family musical this summer. Recently seen at the London Palladium, the hit musical has a score by Stiles and Drewe (Mary Poppins, Betty Blue Eyes) and book by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey).


This riotous family comedy follows the impulsive Mr. Toad whose insatiable need for speed lands him in serious trouble. With his beloved home under threat for the notorious Chief Weasel and his gang of sinister Wild Wooders, Toad must attempt a daring escape leading to a series of misadventures and a heroic battle to recapture Toad Hall.


Join Ratty, Mole, Badger, Toad and Mrs Otter on the adventure of their lives, to free toad from captivity and re-take Toad Hall.


"A triumph of a production" (NODA on Annie)


Director | Sally Cregan

Musical Director | Ian Crew

Choregoraphers | Sarah Pottinger

Producer | Lauren Craig


Tickets: Adult £12, Under 18 £8

20% off all children's tickets before 1 June 2018

Accessible seating available by calling the box office


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Andre Rieu 'Amore'

Andre Rieu 'Amore'

Screening of 2018 Concert ‘Amore, My Tribute to Love’ in the Netherlands


One of the most popular live acts in the world, the King of the Waltz André Rieu has announced that his 2018 Maastricht concerts will be screened in over 2000 cinemas worldwide as he performs his hometown shows this year with a celebration of love. The Beehive is showing the recording of this event in August.


‘Amore, My Tribute to Love’, is the renowned violinists tribute to his love for music, and his love for both of his families; his wife and children, and of course for his Johann Strauss Orchestra, who he has performed with for over 30 years. It follows on from the release of his album ‘Amore’ last year, which features his own versions of classic love songs, from the worlds of popular and classical music.


The unforgettable concerts that take place in André’s hometown of

Maastricht in the Netherlands are a sight to behold. Set against the

incredible backdrop of the medieval town square, fans fl ock annually

from all corners of the world to watch André perform with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, as well as sopranos, tenors, and some very special guests. The concerts are packed full of humour, fun and emotion for all ages.


This annual celebration of music that is like no other is also experienced every year in full by hundreds of thousands of fans across the world from the comfort of their local cinema, also treated to some very special behind the scenes extras.


Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins hosts the

presentation, interviewing fans and soaking up the joyous atmosphere that bursts right through the cinema screen – as well as catching an exclusive chat with André the moment he steps off stage!


Tickets £10

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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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