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Nostalgic Cinema: Road to Utopia (PG)

Nostalgic Cinema: Road to Utopia

Director: Hal Walker

Writers: Norman Panama, Melvin Frank

Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour


1946 American comedy film. During the Alaskan gold rush, beautiful young Sal travels to Alaska on the trail of the pair of thugs who murdered her father and stole the map to his gold mine. Meanwhile, genial con men Chester and Duke unwittingly steal the wanted men's identities and get involved in an escalating series of mistaken identities and double-crosses involving Sal, the real thieves and avaricious bar owner Ace.


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


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



Tickets £3.50. Free tea and biscuits

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Friday 23 Jun 20172:00pm Book Now

Their Finest (12A)

Their Finest

Director: Lone Scherfig

Writers: Gaby Chiappe, Lissa Evans

Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy


In London during the Blitz, ‘Their Finest’ follows Catrin as she joins a team trying to make a patriotic film that will help convince America to join the War.


She thought she’d applied to a secretarial job, but she’s actually helping to write scripts. Working with arrogant screenwriter Buckley and eccentric fading star Ambrose Hilliard, she’s tasked with making an inspiring film about the evacuation of Dunkirk.


A moving story of persevering during the darkest hour of the Second World War, ‘Their Finest’ celebrates the art of filmmaking with a cast including Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy.



★★★★ ‘Arterton is perfect’ The Times


★★★★ ‘Bill Nighy’s brilliantly funny’ The Evening Standard


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

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

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Friday 23 Jun 20177:30pm Book Now

The Darkside of Pink Floyd

The Darkside of Pink Floyd

More than just an ordinary Pink Floyd tribute band, The Darkside of Pink Floyd entertain audiences with a fantastic light show and passionate performances.


Due to the demand for their exquisite reproduction of Pink Floyd’s classic music, The Darkside of Pink Floyd are a regular feature at major National music venues, festivals and theatres. They were also the first band to play a live public performance inside the prehistoric caves of the world famous Kents Cavern and they had a sell-out concert deep underground at Carnglaze Caverns as part of their highly acclaimed ‘Echoes of the Past’ tour.


The band are regulars at the World’s Biggest and Best Tribute Festival, having played to capacity crowds at Glastonbudget. They have also headlined at BMAD, one of the biggest Music & Motorbike Festivals in the UK. Nominated as Best Tribute Act in the South West Music Awards.


“The music took you to planet Floyd and kept you there” – Music in Leicester.


“The best tribute of all for one of the world’s greatest groups” – North Devon Journal.


“A more intense tribute band is hard to imagine” – The Stage.


Doors Open 7pm

Tickets: £15 (seated)

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Saturday 24 Jun 20177:30pm Book Now

Royal Opera Live: Otello (12A)

Royal Opera Live: Otello
Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.

World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder.

Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Marco Vratogna his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award winning director Keith Warner.

A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi's Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses.

Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona's rapturous love duet and Desdemona's poignant 'Willow Song'. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece.

Running time approx. 2h 45m (including one interval)
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

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

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Wednesday 28 Jun 20177:15pm Book Now

The Beach Boys Story

The Beach Boys Story

If you like the Beach Boys songs, you will love this band!


Guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face, with a song in your heart and reflecting on a truly memorable live music experience, this is a show you do not want to miss.


“Excellent!”, “Fantastic!”, “The best tribute band I’ve ever seen” are comments often heard at the end of this remarkable show; it’s easy to see why this is such a huge smash. You will be amazed how just five performers can reproduce 100% live, the complex orchestral arrangements and intricate harmonies of America’s biggest ever pop group.


Come join the fun and ride the wave of adrenaline and nostalgia that will sweep you from surf to sun and from hit to hit. The Beach Boyz Tribute Band delivers a stunning show of technicolour harmonies that will take your breath away.


A unique opportunity to hear every chart hit America’s biggest pop band ever recorded including: God Only Knows - Good Vibrations - I Get Around - Wouldn’t It Be Nice - Surfin’ USA - Fun Fun Fun - California Girls - Sloop John B and many more that you will know.


WARNING...you may feel a great urge to get up and dance and sing at the top of your voice!


A final word from someone who was there......

“I’ve seen the real Beach Boys three times and actually… these guys are better!” (Julie from Nottingham)


This show is suitable for all age groups.


Tickets: £15 (seated)  -  If you think you might like to enjoy a dance in the aisles, please book the front section of seats.


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Friday 30 Jun 20177:30pm Book Now

Lady Macbeth (15)

Lady Macbeth

Director:        William Oldroyd

Writers:        Nikolai Leskov (based on the novel by), Alice Birch (screenplay)

Stars:                Florence Pugh, Christopher Fairbank, Cosmo Jarvis


Rural England, 1865. In this adaptation of Nikolai Leskov's novella "Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk, a 19th century young bride is sold into marriage to a middle-aged man. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.



Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Saturday 1 Jul 20177:30pm Book Now

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (12A)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Director: James Gunn

Production co. Marvel Studios

Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista


Set to the backdrop of 'Awesome Mixtape #2,' Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.



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

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


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Friday 7 Jul 20177:30pm Book Now

Wren Music: Blackberries & Bandages

Wren Music: Blackberries & Bandages

Songs that tell the story of Devon's Home Front in WW1


Wren Music, Devon's folk and community music organisation, presents a concert for the Devon Remembers Heritage Project featuring the various Wren Music groups.


This project will look back 100 years to Devon during the First World War. Rather than focus on the events in mainland Europe, it will reflect on life in Devon during the war years.


Tickets Adult £5, U16 £3

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Saturday 8 Jul 20177:30pm Book Now

The Levelling (15)

The Levelling

Director: Hope Dickson Leach

Stars: Ellie Kendrick, David Troughton, Joe Blakemore.


Ruined by the Somerset Levels floods in 2014, the future of a family farm is uncertain in this stunning debut feature by Hope Dickson Leach. Starring Ellie Kendrick (Game of Thrones) The Levelling follows a trainee vet’s return home after the mysterious death of her brother; confronting her estranged father and attempting to uncover the truth.  Shadowed by ill-remembered conflicts and unspoken regrets, the pair set out to heal their fractious yet still loving relationship. The Levelling is a starkly realistic recurring dream about land and roots and struggling to keep your head above water.


With a finely-crafted script, impressive performances and exceptional cinematography of the landscape by Nanu Segal, Dickson-Leach's slow-burning film portrays the vicissitudes of farming life with depth and realism, marking her as a new voice to watch in contemporary British cinema.


'The sensitivity of the performances, the attention to detail and economical storytelling all help to mark out Hope Dickson Leach as a talent to watch.' Screen International



Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Friday 14 Jul 20177:30pm Book Now

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (12A)

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Director : Guy Ritchie

Writers: Joby Harold, Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou


Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword." Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur's journey from the streets to the throne. When the child Arthur's father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur's uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy...whether he likes it or not.



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

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


Accessible seating available by calling the box office



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Saturday 15 Jul 20177:30pm Book Now

My Cousin Rachel (12A)

My Cousin Rachel

Director:        Roger Michell

Writer:                Roger Michell

Stars:                Rachel Weisz,  Sam Claflin,  Holliday Grainger, Iain Glen


My Cousin Rachel is a novel by British author Daphne du Maurier, published in 1951. Like the earlier Rebecca, it is a mystery-romance, set primarily on a large estate in Cornwall.

The story has its origins in a portrait of Rachel Carew at Antony House in Cornwall, which du Maurier saw and took as inspiration.


A dark romance, My Cousin Rachel tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feeling become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.


From director Roger Michell, who has experience in both costume drama (Persuasion, Hyde Park on Hudson) and thriller (Enduring Love) as well as romcom classics like Notting Hill, it's the first feature film adaptation of the novel since 1952. That version starred Olivia de Havilland and Richard Burton.



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

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

Accessible seating available by calling the box office



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Friday 21 Jul 20177:30pm Book Now

André Rieu's 2017 Maastricht Concert (U)

André Rieu's 2017 Maastricht Concert

Classical Music, Live Broadcast


Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries.


Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André’s Dutch hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humor, fun and emotion for all ages. This presentation of André Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert in Cinemas features host Charlotte Hawkins, who conducts an interview with André Rieu the moment he steps off stage, exclusively for cinema audiences.


This year is a very special year because it is exactly 30 years ago that André Rieu started his Johann Strauss Orchestra in his home town of Maastricht. From a small group of musicians rehearsing in the classroom of André’s son’s primary school to stadiums and concert halls around the world – what a journey it has been! Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema.



Tickets: £10

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Saturday 22 Jul 20177:00pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Fantasia (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Fantasia

Directors:        James Algar, Ben Sharpsteen, Wilfred Jackson, more

Characters:        Mickey Mouse, Soloist in 'Ave Maria', Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra, Percussionist, Violinist

Music composed by:        Ludwig van Beethoven, Leopold Stokowski, Igor Stravinsky, Franz Schubert, Amilcare Ponchielli


Fantasia (1940), a Disney animated feature-length "concert" film milestone, is an experimental film integrating eight magnificent classical musical compositions with enchanting, exhilarating, and imaginative, artistically-choreographed animation. The conceptual framework of the individual pieces embraces such areas as prehistoric times, the four seasons, nature, hell/heaven, the themes of light vs. darkness and chaos vs. order, dancing animals, classical mythology, and legend.


This Disney production was an ambitious experiment to try to popularise classical music, especially by accompanying it with animation. Originally, the film was to consist of only The Sorcerer's Apprentice segment, but it was expanded to include the full anthology of shorts. Other segments, such as Ride Of The Valkyries, Swan of Tuonela, and Flight of the Bumblebee were storyboarded but never fully animated, and thus were never put into production for inclusion in future Fantasia-style releases.


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 28 Jul 20172:00pm Book Now

Vikings (PG)

Vikings

Discover the Viking world in this major exhibition – the first at the British Museum for over 30 years.


Organised by the British Museum, the National Museum of Denmark, and the Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.


This special British Museum cinema event offers an exclusive private view of the BP exhibition Vikings: life and legend– the first exhibition about the Vikings at the museum for 30 years. Introduced by former British Museum Director Neil MacGregor and presented by the celebrated broadcasting historians Michael Wood and Bettany Hughes, the exhibition is brought to life by curator Gareth Williams, alongside experts on Viking ships and swords, burial and beliefs, language and legacy. With demonstrations, stunning close-up photography of the Viking objects in the exhibition and a torch-lit burial staged in the grounds of the museum, Vikings from the British Museumis a reminder of how the Vikings have shaped modern lives across four continents including North America. An exclusive, expertly guided tour of the British Museum's new blockbuster Vikings exhibition.


There are plenty of surprises in store as we learn how they created a complex international trading network covering four continents. We also discover our direct connections to the Vikings through language, poetry, names, place names and even our DNA.


The exhibition and cinema feature focus on the core period of the Viking Age, from the late 8th century to the early 11th century.  The extraordinary Viking expansion from the Scandinavian homelands during this era created a cultural network with contacts from the Caspian Sea to the North Atlantic, and from the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean. Warfare and warrior identity are at the centre of what it meant to be a Viking and contact with other lands was often violent. Objects include recently excavated skeletons from a mass grave of executed Vikings in Dorset, armour and and weapons. But there is also fine jewellery, sculpture and metalwork which was traded as well as raided across the globe.



Tickets: Adults £10 / Students/Child £8

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Friday 28 Jul 20177:00pm Book Now

Annie

Annie

Presented by Honiton Commnity Theatre Company


Directed by Sally Cregan & Alex Jackson

Musical Director: Ian Crew


Annie, the world’s favourite family musical comes to The Beehive, as Honiton Community Theatre Company return with their acclaimed summer musical. Following the success of Urinetown and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, you can bet your bottom dollar Annie is a surefire hit.


Featuring the unforgettable songs Tomorrow, Hard Knock Life and You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile, Annie tells the story of our favourite New York orphan and her search to find her parents.


Put together by the same creative team that brought you Urinetown - “an absolute little gem!” (NODA 2016) - and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - “Strong and tight with gorgeous harmonies.” (NODA 2015), Annie is the perfect show for all the family this summer.


Plus get 25% off children’s tickets booked before 31 May 2017


Tickets: Adult £10, Under 16 £8


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Wonder Woman (12A)

Wonder Woman

Director: Patty Jenkins

Writers: Allan Heinberg (screenplay), Zack Snyder (story by)

Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright


Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.



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

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


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Friday 11 Aug 20177:30pm Book Now

Despicable Me 3 (U)

Despicable Me 3

Universal. An animated action adventure  


Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. Gru (Steve Carell) and his wife Lucy (Kristen Wiig) must stop former '80s child star Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker) from achieving world domination.



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

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


Accessible seating available by calling the box office


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Saturday 12 Aug 20173:00pm Book Now
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Hokusai (PG)

Hokusai

Experience the beautiful and sublime work of one of Japan’s greatest artists.


This fascinating new cinema event, British Museum presents: Hokusai, rated PG, is a groundbreaking documentary and exclusive private view of the forthcoming British Museum exhibition Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave.


Filmed in Japan, the US and the UK, the film focuses on Hokusai’s work, life and times in the great, bustling metropolis of Edo, modern Tokyo.


Introduced by arts presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon, and featuring artists David Hockney, Grayson Perry and Maggi Hambling, this is the first UK biography of Japan’s greatest artist. Using extraordinary close-ups and pioneering 8K Ultra HD video technology, Hokusai’s paintings and prints are examined by world experts who are at the forefront of digital art history.


Hokusai spent his life studying and celebrating our common humanity as well as deeply exploring the natural and spiritual worlds, using the famous volcano Mount Fuji as a protective presence and potential source of immortality. He knew much tragedy, was struck by lightning and lived for years in poverty, but never gave up his constant striving for perfection in his art.


Hokusai is an artist who influenced Monet, Van Gogh and other Impressionists, is the father of manga and the only painter with his own emoji.



Tickets: Adults £12.50, Student £10

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Friday 18 Aug 20177:00pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Casablanca (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Casablanca

Director:        Michael Curtiz

Writers:        Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein

Stars:                Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid


In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications. Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country. Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's unproduced stage play Everybody Comes to Rick's.


Casablanca went on to win three Academy Awards – Best Picture, Director (Curtiz) and Adapted Screenplay (the Epsteins and Koch) – and gradually its reputation grew. Its lead characters, memorable lines, and pervasive theme song have all become iconic and the film consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films in history.


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 Aug 20172:00pm Book Now

The Eskies

The Eskies
Support: Black Water Country

Having been cast out, blacklisted, rejected and ejected from gentlemen’s clubs far and wide, five dejected cast asides joined forces in what was to be their own celebration of commonality.

Purveyors of music that meanders from sea soaked waltz to Italian tarantella, from Brassy funeral march-esque lament to weep along Klezmar knees up, from chain gang holler to rag time finger snap. Skipping through the dark side of anything that makes you want to dance, steeped in melodrama and usually with not a small amount of tongue in cheek.

The Eskies have brought this unique brand of folk noir/gypsy jazz/sea shanty and swaggering stage spectacle to ballrooms and booze houses far and wide, sullying soirees and lowering inhibitions of get togethers and social occasions wherever they have ventured.

Their debut album ‘After The Sherry Went Round’ is in shops now and is also available for download from iTunes.

“Like a wagon storming the citadel, The Eskies’ brand of gothic-tinged gypsy-folk swaggers out of the speakers with intent.” – Hot Press Magazine

“From the sinister sway of ‘Eloise’ through to the jaunty ‘Jesus Don’t Save Me’ and the driving ‘Jailhouse Sun’, The Eskies have delivered a fascinating blend of fun-fuelled folk.” – The Independent

''Think Gogol Bordello if they'd stumbled, naked and raving, out of the Dublin mountains rather than Eastern Europe.'' - Craig Fitzpatrick, Hot Press

Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door (Standing with some seating available)

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Friday 8 Sep 20178:00pm Book Now

THE BRUBECK PROJECT

THE BRUBECK PROJECT

With the Neil Maya Quartet


Let this superb quartet, immerse you in the cool sounds of one of the world’s greatest Jazz bands - The Dave Brubeck Quartet.


For many people, the sound of Dave Brubeck’s ‘Take 5’ is the sound of jazz. This popular American pianist and composer who died just a few years ago did more than perhaps anyone, to bring jazz into the popular mainstream.


The Totnes based musician Neil Maya is collaborating with some of the finest musicians in the South West to authentically reproduce the best known Dave Brubeck recordings such as ‘It’s a Raggy Waltz’, ‘Blue Rondo a la Turk’, ‘Unsquare Dance’ and of course ‘Take 5.  


The band, features the outstandingly talented young jazz pianist Matt Carter, from Honiton, playing Dave Brubeck’s challenging compositions, along with Nick Carter on drums, Kevin Sanders on double Bass and Neil himself on alto saxophone.


This dynamic quartet has been touring to packed venues with this fantastic project for the last eighteen months and has now recorded an excellent live CD and DVD of ‘The Brubeck Project’ which is also available for purchase.


Performing mainly Dave Brubeck Quartet originals the band will also play one or two of their own compostions and standards.


So expect a great night of some of the best known and coolest jazz on the planet. You won’t be disappointed.



To find out more about the quartet check out www.neilmayaquartet.co.uk


Tickets: Adult £8 in advance, £10 on the door, Student/U16 £5





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Friday 15 Sep 20178:00pm Book Now

Royal Opera Live: The Magic Flute

Royal Opera Live: The Magic Flute

Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.

Starring: Pamina: Siobhan Stagg, Tamino Mauro Peter, Papageno: Roderick Williams, Sarastro: Mika Kares, Queen of the Night: Sabine Devieilhe


Julia Jones conducts The Royal Opera’s spell-binding production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute with a wonderful cast including Roderick Williams as Papageno.


Mozart wrote Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) for a suburban theatre in Vienna, the Theater auf der Wieden. He drew on the magical spectacle and earthy comedy of popular Viennese theatre. As well as being a comedy, The Magic Flute is an expression of Mozart’s profound spiritual beliefs: Enlightenment concerns with the search for wisdom and virtue are at the heart of this enchanting tale. The Magic Flute was an instant success with audiences and Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘operone’ – a great opera.


Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not as it seems…


Sung in German with English subtitles


THE PERFORMANCE LASTS ABOUT 3 HOURS 10 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL


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



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Wednesday 20 Sep 20177:15pm Book Now

Songs of Leonard Cohen

Songs of Leonard Cohen

Keith James - The Songs of Leonard Cohen

His wonderful Tower of Songs -  stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual


This concert forms part of a highly successful and critically acclaimed tour of 350 venues and has been performed to over 100,000 people.


 

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the brush of each line.

 

The chilling announcement of Leonard's passing marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility.. A Man of Grace. This World will miss him very much!..

 

With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form.


Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Lorca that Keith has set to music; Cohen’s greatest influence. There will also be songs from ‘You want it Darker’ released just weeks before his death – produced by his Son, Adam.

 

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’  The Independent

 

‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’  Sunday Times

‘An elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist’s words’  BBC Radio Scotland

‘Certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’   The Guardian

‘All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines’  Times Literary Supplement

‘A sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves’  Acoustic Magazine


 

Tickets £14


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Saturday 23 Sep 20177:30pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Carousel (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Carousel

Director:        Henry King

Writers:        Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron

Stars:                Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell


1956 ‧ Fantasy/Romance. Fifteen years after his death, a carousel barker is granted permission to return to Earth for one day to make amends to his widow and their daughter. Based on the lauded Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical, this film follows the romance of Billy Bigelow (Gordon MacRae), a charming carousel barker, and Julie Jordan (Shirley Jones), a pretty worker from a nearby mill. When the attractive young couple gets married, they also both find themselves unemployed, which puts a strain on their relationship. When Billy finds out that Julie is pregnant, he resorts to extreme measures to get money, a decision that leads to tragedy.


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 Sep 20172:00pm Book Now

Royal Opera Live: La Bohème

Royal Opera Live: La Bohème

Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


Director:        Richard Jones

Designer:        Stewart Laing

Conductor:        Antonio Pappano


PUCCINI’S PASSIONATE OPERA IS CONDUCTED BY ANTONIO PAPPANO AND STARS A SUPERB YOUNG CAST INCLUDING NICOLE CAR, MICHAEL FABIANO AND MARIUSZ KWIECIEŃ, IN A NEW PRODUCTION BY RICHARD JONES


When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì,

a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But

their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo

learns that Mimì is gravely ill. Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s La bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group

of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart

Laing’s spectacular setting. Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas.

It was first performed in Covent Garden in

1897 and has had more than five hundred

performances there since.


DETAILS

THE PERFORMANCE LASTS ABOUT 2 HOURS 35 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL


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



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Tuesday 3 Oct 20177:15pm Book Now

Ferocious Dog

Ferocious Dog

Plus special guests


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


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


With European and UK tours booked for 2017, and slots at some of the UK’s and European favourite festivals, this promises to be another exciting year in the ascent of this exceptional band.


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



“Without doubt Ferocious Dog are one of the best bands on the UK folk punk circuit as they brought Rock City to life with their stomping, energetic sound. Not only are they one of the most hardworking bands around, but as their fans will testify, they are also one of the most approachable” – Nottingham Post. Kevin Cooper


Tickets: ON SALE FROM 10am TUE 23 MAY

£15 in advance, £17 on the door (standing)

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Friday 13 Oct 20178:00pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Royal Ballet Live: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Choreography:        Christopher Wheeldon

Music:                Joby Talbot

Conductor:        Koen Kessels

Alice:                Lauren Cuthbertson


Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon’s exuberant ballet, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s much-loved book.


At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and curiouser…


Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real.


The performance lasts about 2 hours 50 minutes, including two intervals.


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

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Monday 23 Oct 20177:15pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Hobsons Choice (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Hobsons Choice

Director:        David Lean

Writer:           Wynyard Browne, David Lean, Norman Spencer

Stars:                Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda de Banzie, Prunella Scales, Richard Wattis


1953 Classics, Comedy, Drama, Romance.

Henry Hobson (Charles Laughton), a British widower, is the overbearing owner of a shoe shop. His three daughters -- Alice, Vicky and Maggie (Brenda De Banzie) -- work for him and all are eager to get out from under his thumb. When the headstrong Maggie announces she intends to marry Henry's best employee, Will (John Mills), father and daughter engage in an intense showdown. As Maggie works on launching a competing business, she also helps her sisters free themselves of their domineering father.


Tickets £3.50p Free tea and biscuits





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Saturday 28 Oct 20172:00pm Book Now

Mawkin

Mawkin
Down Among The Dead Men Tour

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

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

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

**** Invigorating, Highly Inventive – Q Magazine

**** Unapologetically Energetic – Songlines Magazine

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

Visit Mawkin's website

Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door

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Friday 24 Nov 20178:00pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

Choreography:        Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov

Music:                Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Designer:        Julia Trevelyan Oman

Performed by:        The Royal Ballet

Conductor:        Boris Gruzin

The Sugar Plum Fairy:        Lauren Cuthbertson


Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


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


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


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


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


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



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Tuesday 5 Dec 20177:15pm Book Now

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

DAVID MYNNE performs Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Joy to all mankind... Bah!

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

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

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

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

...and hopefully a few laughs. Bah!

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

David Mynne is a founder member of Cornwall’s legendary Kneehigh Theatre.


The show is 75min plus 15 min interval.

Suitable for adults and children age 8+


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

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Thursday 7 Dec 20177:30pm Book Now

ROH Live: Bernstein Centenary

ROH Live: Bernstein Centenary

NEW WAYNE MCGREGOR I THE AGE OF ANXIETY

NEW CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

THREE BALLETS


Choreography:        Wayne McGregor

Music:                Leonard Bernstein

Conductor:        Koen Kessels

Orchestra:        Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


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


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


The performance lasts about 3 hours, including two intervals


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

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Tuesday 27 Mar 20187:15pm Book Now

Royal Opera Live: Macbeth

Royal Opera Live: Macbeth

Director:        Phyllida Lloyd

Designer:        Anthony Ward

Music:                Giuseppe Verdi

Conductor:        Antonio Pappano

Macbeth:        Željko Lučić


Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


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


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


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


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


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

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Wednesday 4 Apr 20187:15pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: Manon

Royal Ballet Live: Manon

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


Choreography:        Kenneth MacMillan

Music:                Jules Massenet

Conductor:        Martin Yates

Orchestra:        Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


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


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


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


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


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



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Thursday 3 May 20187:30pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: Swan Lake

Royal Ballet Live: Swan Lake

Choreography:        Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

Additional choreography:        Frederick Ashton and David Bintley

Music:                Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Production:        Anthony Dowell

Conductor:        Koen Kessels

Orchestra:        Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


Anthony Dowell's production of the greatest romantic ballet draws upon the opulence of 1890s Russia.


The Bolshoi’s spellbinding adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s glorious ballet, with choreography by Yuri Grigorovich after Petipa and Ivanov.


Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is instantly captivated and determines to break the spell that holds her captive.


Swan Lake was Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky's first score for ballet. Its 1877 premiere was poorly received, but it has since become one of the most loved of all ballets. The twinned role of the radiant White Swan and the scheming, duplicitous Black Swan tests the full range of a ballerina's powers, particularly in the two great pas de deux of Acts II and III. Other highlights include the charming Dance of the Little Swans performed by a moonlit lake and sweeping ballroom waltzes in the splendour of the royal palace.


The performance lasts about 3 hours, including two intervals.


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




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Tuesday 12 Jun 20187:15pm Book Now