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Tolkien (12A)

Tolkien

Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Colm Meaney, Lilly Collins

Director: Dome Karukoski

Duration: 112 mins


John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (J.R.R.) is known as the 'father' of modern fantasy literature with his famous middle-earth fantasy novels 'The Hobbit' and 'Lord of the Rings'. In later life he was an Oxford Professor in English and Anglo-Saxon. However, 'Tolkien' explores the formative years of the orphaned author (played by Nicholas Hoult) as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.


The film then takes him to the outbreak of the First World War which threatens to tear the ‘fellowship’ apart. Tolkien himself served from 1915-1920 and it is the experiences that he lived through there which were used to illuminate his fantasy lands.



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Friday 21 Jun 20197:30pm Book Now

The Canterbury Tales - Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

The Canterbury Tales - Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Presented by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School


By Geoffrey Chaucer

Adapted by John Hartoch

Directed by Kirstie Davis

Designed by Alex Berry

WEST COUNTRY TOUR 2019


Following on from their wonderful dramatisation of 'The Mill on the Floss' last year we are delighted to be welcoming back the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School as part of their West Country Tour 2019.


This year they will be presenting their production of 'The Canterbury Tales'. There aren't many shows still delighting audiences after over 600 years but this is one. 'The Canterbury Tales' is a touchstone of English literature, credited as an important moment in the popularisation of the English language in mainstream literature.


A colourful cast of characters set off on a pilgrimage to Canterbury. On the way they start a story-telling contest and compete to tell their tales of love, lust, adventure and chivalry. Brimming with verve and energy, Chaucer’s well-loved stories are brought beautifully and vividly alive by the students from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.


All of medieval life is here, with the wide range of social strata rubbing shoulders as the Miller, the Steward and the Wife of Bath (among others) all have their tales to tell.


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

Age Guidance 14+

Accessible seating is available by calling the box office 01404 384050

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Saturday 22 Jun 20197:30pm Book Now

NT Live: Small Island (15)

NT Live: Small Island

Adapted by Helen Edmundson

Based on the novel by Andrea Levy


Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.


Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.


The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.


A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story.


***** A spectacular adaptation of Andrea Levy's Windrush novel  Observer


***** Momentous theatre. One of the most important plays of the year  Guardian


*****  Daily Telegraph



Tickets: Adult £15.30 / Student £12.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office


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Thursday 27 Jun 20197:00pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: The King and I (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: The King and I

Director: Walter Lang

Starring: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno


The classic 1956 film adaptation of the much loved Rodgers & Hammerstein smash hit musical. Widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens (Deborah Kerr) becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam (Yul Brynner). Anna and the king have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs and etiquette. Features such classic numbers as ' Hello, Young Lovers', 'Getting to Know You', 'Shall we Dance' and many more. Come along and 'Whistle a Happy Tune'.


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, we hope anyone who loves the old films will come along for an afternoon of fond memories.


TRIP community transport can provide a lift to and from the film within Honiton. Please book a place with them on 01404 46529


Tickets £3.80 - includes tea and biscuits.

(includes an admin fee of 30p).

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Friday 28 Jun 20192:00pm Book Now

Amazing Grace (U)

Amazing Grace

Directors: Alan Elliot, Sydney Pollack.

Featuring: Aretha Franklin, Reverend James Cleveland, The Southern California Community Choir.

Duration: 88 mins.


In 1971, the undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, recorded an album of gospel music live at church. The result: the defining work of her career.


Amazing Grace would go on to become one of Franklin's most commercially successful and beloved albums. These inspirational live sessions were captured across their two nights by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sydney Pollack.


Unseen for almost five decades, the footage holds up as document of one of America's greatest artists and activists, captured with Pollack's unfussy cinéma vérité but electrifying in energy.


Franklin is herself a miracle in undoubtedly one of the greatest gospel performances you'll ever see, with her father Reverend C.L. Franklin, gospel legends Clara Ward and Mother Ward of the Ward Family Singers, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts amongst the star-studded audience.



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Friday 28 Jun 20197:30pm Book Now

Destination Wedding (15)

Destination Wedding

Director: Victor Levin

Cast includes: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

Duration: 97 mins.


When Frank (Keanu Reeves) and Lindsay (Winona Ryder) meet on their way to a destination wedding, they soon discover they have a lot in common: they both hate the bride, the groom, the wedding, themselves, and each other. As the weekend's events continually force them together -- and their cheerlessness immediately isolates them from the other guests -- Frank and Lindsay find that if you verbally spar with someone long enough, anything can happen.


Destination Wedding sees Reeves and Ryder together again in an acerbic, misanthropic romantic comedy. If you have struggled to keep smiling through weddings this could be the film for you!



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Saturday 29 Jun 20197:30pm 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 Jethro's 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. Doors open 7 for 7.30pm start.


Tickets: £21 (seated)

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office


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 5 Jul 20197:30pm Book Now (Sold Out)

Sweet Honi & Honiton Band

Sweet Honi & Honiton Band

A charity concert with Sweet Honi and Honiton Band


Sweet Honi is a popular community choir in Honiton, founded in 2011 by Andy Hague. Now the baton has been taken up by Kathy Rufolo and there are currently around 60 members. This joyful choir sings rock, soul and pop and has performed on BBC Spotlight for BBC Music Day, Radio Devon, Altitude music festival and Exeter Christmas market.


The Honiton Band can trace its roots back to 1800. Re-established in 1956, they have over 25 members.  They are a traditional brass band with a musical repertoire that takes in traditional brass band favourites, light classical, jazz, pop and show tunes.


This fund-raising gig will give its proceeds to charities Hospiscare (for the Kings House Day Hospice in Honiton) and Mind.  Sweet Honi will be performing beautiful original arrangements from Adele through Toto to Guns n Roses while Honiton Band will be playing familiar music from stage and screen through to pop songs from the 60's. So, come along to be entertained with lively arrangements of popular songs and help out charities at the same time!


www.sweethoni.co.uk

www.honitonband.co.uk


Tickets: Adult £10, U16 £6

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Saturday 6 Jul 20197:30pm Book Now

The Merry Wives of Windsor from Shakespeare's Globe (12A)

The Merry Wives of Windsor from Shakespeare's Globe

Double-meanings, disguises and dirty laundry abound in The Merry Wives of Windsor as Sir John Falstaff sets about improving his financial situation by wooing Mistress Page and Mistress Ford. But the ‘Merry Wives’ quickly cotton on to his tricks and decide to have a bit of fun of their own at Falstaff’s expense…


The Merry Wives of Windsor is the only comedy that Shakespeare set in his native land. Drawing influences from 1930s British fashion, music and dance, this new production from Shakespeare’s Globe will celebrate women, and the power and beauty of nature. With its witty mix of verbal and physical humour, the play celebrates a tradition that reaches right down to the contemporary English sitcom.


Directed by Elle While, the production stars Olivier Award-nominated Bryony Hannah (Call the Midwife, The Children’s Hour), Sarah Finigan (Suffragette, Upstart Crow) and Pearce Quigley (Hamlet, As You Like It) as Falstaff. The Merry Wives of Windsor will be staged at the beautiful and iconic Globe Theatre in London and will be broadcast live to cinemas.



Tickets: Adult £12.80, Student £7.80

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Friday 12 Jul 20197:20pm Book Now

Aladdin. (PG)

Aladdin.

Director: Guy Ritchie

Featuring: Will Smith as Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine

Duration: 138 mins.


A live action remake of the classic Disney cartoon of the same name. This traditional tale has been brought up to date by Guy Ritchie who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah. Here we find the kindhearted street urchin of the title who stumbles upon an old lamp...well, you have an idea what happens next!

Make all your dreams come true and get your tickets soon.



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Saturday 13 Jul 20193:00pm Book Now

Rocketman (15)

Rocketman

Director: Dexter Fletcher

Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden

Duration: 131 mins.


After the huge success of Bohemian Rhapsody comes this Elton John biopic which follows Elton John's early days. Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in Pinner he taught himself the piano at 4, went on to become a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music and a global super-star. This film takes him to the brink of stardom, his musical parnership with Bernie Taupin and his breakthrough album 'Honkey Chateau' including the 'Rocketman' track which gives the film its name.


Bursting with creativity and innovation, Rocketman promises to be a dazzling picture with big hair, big shoes, big glasses and massive songs but get your tickets early to avoid disappointment!



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Friday 19 Jul 20197:30pm Book Now

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (U)

The Secret Life of Pets 2

Directors: Chris Renaud and Jonathan del Val

Starring: Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart

Writer: Bryan Lynch

Duration: 102 mins.


The Secret Life of Pets was a blockbuster movie in 2016 having the best opening ever for an original film, animated or otherwise. And now The Secret Life of Pets 2 follows on with more adventures about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. The Secret Life of Pets 2 will see the return of writer Brian Lynch (Minions) and once again be directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, The Lorax). Catch up with the secret life of Max and his pet friends and find out just what they get up to.



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Saturday 20 Jul 20193:00pm Book Now

NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy (12A)

NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SCREENING


By Stefano Massini

Adapted by Ben Power

Directed by Sam Mendes


'An astonishing evening.....an acting masterclass'  Guardian


This smash-hit stage play will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season. The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. It returns to the UK following a sold-out run at the National Theatre and Broadway and has been nominated for five Olivier Awards, including Best New Play, Best Director for Sam Mendes (Skyfall), Best Actor - joint nomination for Adam Godley, Ben Miles and Simon Russell Beale (who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons) as well as Best Set Design for Es Devlin.

On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.

163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.


***** Theatre at its best. Sam Mendes triumphs.  The Times


Towering performances from 3 magnificent actors. Whats On Stage


An epic piece of story telling  Time Out


***** I urge you to see this extraordinary theatrical experience Daily Telegraph


***** A theatrical landmark Daily Mail




http://NTlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk  


Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student £12.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


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Thursday 25 Jul 20197:00pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Sabrina (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Sabrina

Director: Billy Wilder

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden


An American romantic comedy-drama film from 1954 directed by Billy Wilder and starring the wonderful Audrey Hepburn with Humphrey Bogart and William Holden.


Chauffeur's daughter Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn) returns home from two years in Paris a beautiful young woman, and immediately catches the attention of David (William Holden), the playboy son of her father's rich employers. David woos and wins Sabrina, who has always been in love with him, however their romance is threatened by David's serious older brother, Linus (Humphrey Bogart), who runs the family business and is relying on David to marry an heiress in order for a crucial merger to take place.


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, we hope anyone who loves the old films will come along for an afternoon of fond memories.


TRIP community transport can provide a lift to and from the film within Honiton. Please book a place with them on 01404 46529


Tickets £3.80 - includes tea and biscuits.

(includes an admin fee of 30p).

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Friday 26 Jul 20192:00pm Book Now

Gloria Bell (15)

Gloria Bell

Director: Sebastián Lelio

Cast includes: Julianne Moore, Sean Astin, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Michael Cera, Alanna Ubach, John Turturro

Duration: 112 mins


Gloria Bell the latest from Chilean director Sebastián Lelio, is a remake of his 2013 award-winning Gloria only the action has been transplanted from Santiago to Los Angeles. Julianne Moore reportedly contacted Lelio keen to star in the remake and it is a triumph for her playing the titular character, a fifty-something divorcee negotiating the choppy waters of pre-retirement life. Gloria (Julianne Moore) spends her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles and soon finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with the joys of budding love and the complications of dating.


“If the world blows up, I hope I go down dancing,” says Gloria. You can’t leave Lelio’s funny, touching and vital film without hoping Gloria’s wish will come triumphantly true.


★★★★★ A glorious celebration of Julianne Moore at her peak. New York Post

★★★★ Engaging & inventive. The Guardian



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Friday 26 Jul 20197:30pm Book Now

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Following the sell-out success of The Wind in the Willows (2018), Honiton Community Theatre Company return to The Beehive with one of the best known musicals of all time.


This classic Rogers and Hammerstein hit follows the young woman Maria as she is thrown into looking after the seven von Trapp children in the stunning surroundings of the Austrian Alps. With the threat of the Nazis just across the mountains and a father who isn’t sure how to love his children, Maria must protect them and help the von Trapps become a family again.


Join Maria, her fellow nuns and the von Trapp Family on a journey that will push them all to their limits, but will they escape with their lives intact?


A true Community performance bringing together all the generations” (NODA on The Wind in the Willows)


Creative Team:  

Amelia Kyriacou, Amelia Hibbert, Matt Harvey-Ingram, Jake Bonetta, Kayley Docherty, Ryan Hutter, Lexie Kyriacou, Ian Crew.


Tickets: Adult £12, Child £8

Accessible seating available by calling the box office


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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’ve had four sell-out concerts 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, and headlined in 2018, to capacity crowds at Glastonbudget for six years.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 than The Darkside of Pink Floyd is hard to imagine” - The Stage.


The Darkside of Pink Floyd are currently organising a large UK tour for 2019 and improving their Show with theatrical effects, more lighting, extra equipment and new songs to add to the already extensive set list. The touring show now has a brand new, fully automated light and laser show.


Exciting ? Absolutely . . .



Visit the band website at www.thedarksideofpinkfloyd.co.uk


Doors open 7pm

Tickets: £17 in advance, £19 on the door (seated)

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Friday 9 Aug 20197:30pm Book Now

Sometimes Always Never (12A)

Sometimes Always Never

Starring: Bill Nighy, Alice Lowe, Sam Riley

Director: Carl Hunter

Duration 99 mins


Sharp of both suit and vocabulary, Bill Nighy (The Bookshop), is winningly deadpan as Scrabble-obsessed Merseyside tailor Alan, whose eldest son Michael stormed out of the house after a particularly heated round of the popular board game, never to return. Years later, Alan and his other son Peter (Sam Riley) continue the search while trying to repair their own strained relationship.


Working from a witty and astute script by veteran screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce (The Railway Man, Goodbye Christopher Robin), Liverpudlian director Carl Hunter deploys a vivid visual style and striking production design to capture the shifting moods of a family who know plenty of words but struggle to communicate.


A triple score-worthy supporting cast includes Jenny Agutter and Tim McInnerny.


**** A distinct, articulate pleasure. Bill Nighy is spellbinding - The Guardian



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Saturday 10 Aug 20197:30pm Book Now

Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf (U)

Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

“For me, garden design isn’t just about plants, it is about emotion, atmosphere, a sense of contemplation. You try to move people with what you do. You look at this, and it goes deeper than what you see. It reminds you of something in the genes — nature, or the longing for nature.”

Piet Oudolf


The documentary, FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas.


Intimate discussions take place through all fours seasons in Piet’s own gardens at Hummelo, and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands, as well as to the far-flung locations that inspire his genius, including desert wildflowers in West Texas and post-industrial forests in Pennsylvania.


As a narrative thread, the film also follows Oudolf as he designs and installs a major new garden at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a gallery and arts center in Southwest England, a garden he considers his best work yet.


Piet Oudolf has radically redefined what gardens can be. As Rick Darke, the famous botanist, says to Piet in the film, “your work teaches us to see what what we have been unable to see.” Through poetic cinematography and unique access, FIVE SEASONS will reveal all that Piet sees, and celebrate all that we as viewers have been unable to see.


A film akin to the gardens themselves - elegiac. Washington Post


With his floppy silver hair and gentle zeal Oudolf is like a botanical David Attenborough Times


**** Guardian


**** Total Film



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Thursday 15 Aug 20197:30pm Book Now

Men in Black: International (12A)

Men in Black: International

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson

Director: F. Gary Gray

Duration: 125 min


The iconic sci-fi comedy series is back! Now the Men in Black have expanded to cover the globe but so have the villains of the universe. To keep everyone safe, decorated Agent H (Chris Hemsworth - Marvel's Thor) and determined rookie Agent M (Tessa Thompson - Creed, TV's Westworld) join forces -- an unlikely pairing that just might work. When aliens that can take the form of any human arrive on Earth, Agents H and M embark on a globe-trotting adventure to save the agency -- and ultimately the world -- from their mischievous plans.



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of Four £22

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Friday 16 Aug 20197:30pm Book Now

André Rieu: Shall We Dance? (12A)

André Rieu: Shall We Dance?

THE MUSIC CONCERT CINEMA EVENT OF THE SUMMER!


André Rieu’s annual hometown Maastricht concerts attract fans from all corners of the globe. The medieval town square is transformed into a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable concerts filled with humour, fun and emotion for all ages – and, of course, magnificent music.


This year André Rieu invites you to put on your dancing shoes for his spectacular 2019 hometown concert from Maastricht: ‘Shall we Dance?’


You can waltz the night away with André Rieu - the majestic waltz has been such an inspiration to André throughout his career that its three-four beat has become, in many ways, the rhythm of his life. And this year the maestro will bring the waltz to life in an unforgettable evening of music and dance.


Summer nights are made for dancing and this is a party you do not want to miss! Prepare to be swept off your feet by this magical celebration of dance on the big screen in the comfort of your local cinema.


Join André Rieu, his Johann Strauss Orchestra, world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and special guests for a magical cinema experience. Audiences will be treated to behind the scenes content and an exclusive interview with André and as always, some delicious surprises.


Shall we dance?


Tickets: £10.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Saturday 17 Aug 20197:00pm Book Now

Causley & Coldfield Concert

Causley & Coldfield Concert

An afternoon concert with Jim Causley & Charlie Coldfield.


Join acclaimed singer songwriter Jim Causley and actor Charlie Coldfield for a gentle trip down memory lane. Featuring songs, you will know and love interspersed with short readings and poems, Jim and Charlie are touring this mini concert for memory cafes and older person’s groups.


About Jim: Jim is a multi award winning singer-songwriter, musician and proud Devonian. Described by Mojo Magazine as “the finest singer of his generation” Jim has been nominated no less than six times for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award.


About Charlie: Charlie is an actor, writer and director based in Exeter and working throughout the South West. This summer Charlie will be also be touring a new musical Hot Flushes and at Beer Quarry in 'Macbeth'.


All welcome.


Please book in advance if you would like tea & cake included as we need to know numbers.


Tickets £5 - Unallocated seating

Includes a 30p admin fee

Accessible seating available from the box office


Any profit from the concert will be split between Honiton & Sidmouth Memory Cafes.


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Wednesday 21 Aug 20192:00pm Book Now

Yesterday (12A)

Yesterday

Starring: Kate McKinnon, Himesh Patel, Lily James

Director: Danny Boyle

Screenplay: Richard Curtis

Duration: 126 min


From Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis comes a British musical comedy about dreams of stardom and unexplained phenomena. Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town. His dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the love and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James). Until one day, during a mysterious global blackout, a car hits him and he comes round to find that nobody remembers The Beatles – apart from him! Feeling obliged to bring the legendary melodies of the Fab Four back to life, and with a little help from his steely American agent (Kate McKinnon), Jack rises to global stardom faster than you can say, ‘I believe in yesterday.’ But he may have taken on more than he can handle. Great songs and a cameo appearance from Ed Sheeran.


**** A glowing tribute to The Beatles and their music, this is both a toe-tapping pleasure to watch and a smart, occasionally scathing look at how we get things wrong. Empire


**** It is directed with dash and gusto by Danny Boyle. Guardian



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office



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Friday 23 Aug 20197:30pm Book Now

Toy Story 4 (U)

Toy Story 4

Voice Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Keanu Reeves, Annie Potts

Director: Josh Cooley

Duration: 110 mins.


The adventures of Woody, Buzz and the gang continue in another rollercoaster of a movie, which promises to pull on the heartstrings and tickle the funny bones of kids and grown-ups alike. Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody's slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they're worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Saturday 24 Aug 20193:00pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Lady and the Tramp (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Lady and the Tramp

Director: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske

Starring: Peggy Lee, Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts


This Disney animated classic from 1955 follows a pampered cocker spaniel named Lady (Barbara Luddy) whose comfortable life slips away once her owners have a baby. Lady finds herself on the loose and out on the street, she is befriended and protected by the tough stray dog, Tramp (Larry Roberts). A romance begins to blossom between the two despite their differences.


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, we hope anyone who loves the old films will come along for an afternoon of fond memories.


TRIP community transport can provide a lift to and from the film within Honiton. Please book a place with them on 01404 46529


Tickets £3.80 - includes tea and biscuits.

(includes an admin fee of 30p).

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Friday 30 Aug 20192:00pm Book Now

Spider-Man: Far from Home (12A)

Spider-Man: Far from Home

Director: Jon Watts

Cast includes: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau

Duration: 139 mins.


Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to leave heroics behind for a while and go on holiday to Europe with his best friends Ned, MJ and the rest of the gang.


However, Peter’s plans are quickly scrapped when he agrees to help Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Friday 30 Aug 20197:30pm Book Now

Horrible Histories - Rotten Romans (PG)

Horrible Histories - Rotten Romans

Starring: Kim Cattrall, Nick Frost, Warwick Davis

Director: Dominic Brigstocke

Duration: 90 minutes (to be confirmed)


Atti, a smart and quick-witted Roman teenager, manages to upset Emperor Nero with one of his schemes. For punishment, Atti is forced to join the Roman Army and sent to work in a cold, wet Britain where the natives are revolting, literally. Here he is captured by the Celts who are preparing for a historic showdown led by Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni.


Special guest appearance by Derek Jacobi who plays Claudius.



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Saturday 31 Aug 20193:00pm Book Now

1959: The Golden Year of Jazz with the Neil Maya Quartet

1959: The Golden Year of Jazz with the Neil Maya Quartet

We are delighted The Neil Maya Quartet are returning to The Beehive after their fabulous performance of The Brubeck Project here in Autumn 2017. The band are now back with their latest project...


1959 is often considered an extremely influential year in the development of modern jazz with a number of new sub genres within jazz coming to the fore including bossa nova and modal jazz. 1959 also spawned some of jazz’s finest albums of all times including of course Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue and Dave Brubeck’s Time Out. The Neil Maya Quartet now brings some of the very best and most famous recordings from 1959 alive 60 years on.


The concept of creating a performance focusing on the music of this seminal year has been developing for Neil over the last couple of years. This is partially due to his interest in the music of Dave Brubeck, hence, the band’s Brubeck Project, which has played throughout the South West over the last four years. Neil has also come to realise he has a real affinity with the ‘50s approach to jazz of which 1959 seems to reach a high point. Jazz also played an important role in the fight for racial equality, particularly in the United States, and this is also explored in the performance.


This evening’s performance will include classic works from Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, Dave Brubeck quartet’s Time Out, John Coltrane’s Giant Steps, Charlie Mingus’s Ah Hum and more.


Over the last decade the band has delivered high quality accessible music for all ages to enjoy, generally with an air of light joviality and frivolity about the evening. Neil Maya on saxophones is today joined by Tom Ball on piano, Kev Sanders on bass and Preston Prince on drums.



To find out more visit www.neilmayaquartet.co.uk and www.neilmayaquartet.co.uk/1959


Tickets Students £8, Adults £10 in advance, £12 on the door.

Includes a 30p admin fee

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Saturday 7 Sep 20198:00pm Book Now

Clare Hollingworth and the Scoop of the Century

Clare Hollingworth and the Scoop of the Century

August 29th 1939


BRITISH JOURNALIST’S BIG SCOOP


Today it is reported that a young, intrepid journalist crossed over the border from Poland to Germany. There, she saw something that would change her life and history forever…


PaddleBoat Theatre Company present the tale of fearless journalist Clare Hollingworth. From the busy newspaper offices in London to the frontline during World War II, Clare’s adventures tell the remarkable true story of one of the most important writers of our time.


This globe-trotting and playful family show embarks on the journey of Clare’s life. A life-story which has been forgotten for years. We’ll celebrate the work of a pioneer who changed the mould of journalism, not just for women but for everyone.


PaddleBoat bring their unique style to this remarkable tale of daring, intrigue and an invasion that would rock the world. We invite you to be journalists with us as we go undercover in a highly interactive show bursting with storytelling, songs and the scoop of the century.


For more details check www.paddleboattheatre.co.uk


Tickets: Adult £8, Child £6 and Family of four £25

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


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Saturday 14 Sep 20194:00pm Book Now

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors (12A)

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SCREENING


Written by Richard Bean

Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni Songs by Grant Olding


Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from the host of  'The Late Late Show', James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit 'One Man, Two Guvnors' returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.


Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.


Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.


One of the funniest productions in the National's history.  Guardian


James Corden's triumphant comic return  Independent



http://NTlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk  


Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student £12.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Thursday 26 Sep 20197:00pm Book Now

Clive Carroll.

Clive Carroll.

Acclaimed guitarist and composer Clive Carroll has created a sound world all his own, with a signature blend of warmth and humour that belies his dazzling technical skill.  Clive’s masterful compositions feature influences mined from the delicate cadences of Elizabethan lute classics, the imaginative eccentricity of Frank Zappa, visionary classical composers such as Bartok and Ligeti, and hints of jazz and Delta blues!


Clive made his musical debut at age two as a banjo-strumming cowboy singing nursery rhymes, and went on to earn a 1st Class Honours Degree in Composition and Guitar from the famed Trinity College of Music in London.

He has toured and worked with guitar greats such as John Williams, Tommy Emmanuel, Xuefei Yang, Ralph Towner, and John Renbourn—as well as pop icon, Madonna!


Acoustic Guitar Magazine calls Clive, “Probably the best and most original young acoustic guitarist/composer in Britain”, and Total Guitar Magazine includes him in their “Top 10 Best Acoustic Guitarists of All-Time”.  


Clive’s latest solo CD, “The Furthest Tree”, has been described as “…sensational instrumental music that knows no boundaries”, and, “…a classic recording in the field of guitar music”.


For more information about Clive Carroll please visit www.clivecarroll.co.uk



Tickets Adults £12 Students £8  

Includes a 30p admin fee

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Saturday 28 Sep 20197:30pm Book Now

Wise Children (15)

Wise Children

Based on the novel by Angela Carter

Adapted and Directed for the stage by Emma Rice

Filmed live at York Theatre Royal in March 2019


Multi-award-winning director Emma Rice brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel in this brand-new theatre production. A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope, with a generous dash of Shakespeare, scandal and mischief, taking the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotion.  


In Brixton, Nora and Dora Chance - twin chorus girls born and bred south of the river – are celebrating their 75th birthday. Over the river in Chelsea, their father - and greatest actor of his generation - Melchior Hazard turns 100 on the same day. As does his twin brother Peregrine. If, in fact, he’s still alive. And if, in truth, Melchior is their real father after all... Performed by a talented ensemble cast, this entertaining, all-singing and dancing show opened to a raft of 4 and 5-star reviews at London’s Old Vic in 2018. Adapted and directed by Emma Rice, the former Artistic Director of Kneehigh and Shakespeare’s Globe, it was filmed for the cinema screen at York Theatre Royal and is ‘pure, unadulterated theatre.’ (★★★★★ Broadway World)


★★★★★

‘Fantastic. Life-enhancing, brilliantly uninhibited, all-singing and dancing... Stars? I’m not sure why you would stop at five.’ The Observer

★★★★★

‘It's pure, unadulterated theatre with an airtight company, subject, direction, and production. Rice not only blind-casts the whole piece, but single-handedly gives a masterclass on how to play with gender.’ Broadway World

★★★★

‘An explosion of theatrical glee’ The Times

★★★★

‘It is a spectacular show, distilling the carnivalesque spirit of the book... Rice’s relaunch is a splashy one, celebrating the sheer razzle-dazzle of a life in theatre.’ The Guardian

★★★★

‘One huge love letter to theatre’ The Stage



Tickets: Adult £12.80, Student £7.80

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


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Thursday 3 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now

Womans (Like Romans, but with a ‘W’)

Womans (Like Romans, but with a ‘W’)

Devised & Performed by Scratchworks Theatre Company


It’s 44BC, Ancient Rome. Our hero, Leta, has been declared a traitor by the Roman Senate. She is given a punishment worse than death – Damnatio Memoriae – to be erased from history.  Whilst noble Gladiators and infamous Emperors around her are becoming legends, her name will be scratched out and forgotten forever. But with the help from some mischievous Muses, she decides to rebel against the Republic.  


Follow Leta’s determined journey to reclaim her place in the history books, from crashing the Colosseum to freeing the slaves, she will go to the ends of the empire to make her mark.


"Highly imaginative...a genuinely funny & clever show” ★★★★ A Younger Theatre


“This likeable show is performed with zest” Lyn Gardner


"Highly entertaining...riotous fun!" ★★★★ Fringe Guru


“A frenzied feminist fiction told through a whirlwind of tightly choreographed theatrical invention” The Stage


Tickets: Adult £9, Child £7 and Family of four £26

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


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Friday 4 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now

ROH Live: Don Giovanni (12A)

ROH Live: Don Giovanni

Mozart's much loved Opera starts our new Royal Opera House Season with style.


Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger… and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. The opera is renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast-moving action and mix of the comic and the heartfelt. A cast of international singers – both familiar and making Royal Opera debuts – under conductor Hartmut Haenchen perform the glorious arias and ensembles of this opera favourite.


Don Giovanni is the second of Mozart’s landmark collaborations with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte (after The Marriage of Figaro and before Così fan tutte). In it they created a work that has beguiled and entranced in equal measure since its premiere in 1787. Perfectly situated, as no other opera, between tragedy and comedy, this potent drama combines glorious music with a seductive central character who is endlessly fascinating in his complexity.


Kasper Holten’s 2014 production for The Royal Opera casts Don Giovanni as an artist who thrives on an audience enticed by his creative gifts. The visually spectacular set by award-winning designer Es Devlin features ingenious video designs by Luke Halls which provide an insight into the characters’ thoughts and emotions. But at the production’s heart are the beauty and invention of Mozart’s dazzling score.


Sung in Italian with English subtitles


This is a delayed live screening from The Royal Opera House and is a co-production with Israeli Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, and Houston Grand Opera


Cast & Creatives

Don Giovanni: Erwin Schrott

Leporello: Roberto Tagliavini

Donna Anna: Malin Byström

Donna Elvira: Christine Rice


Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte

Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen

Director: Kasper Holten



Approximate running time: 3 hours 30 minutes.


Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


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Thursday 10 Oct 20196:45pm Book Now

Coco and the Butterfields + Support

Coco and the Butterfields + Support

“folk-hewn pop, with gliding guitars and a strident vocal” Clash Music


If anyone ever doubted the ability of music to re-route people’s lives, a page from the formative days of Coco and the Butterfields will soon turn that around.


It’s 2012 in the historic city of Canterbury, where Songwriter Tom Twyman has a plane ticket in his hand, for the journey to a new life he’s mapped out for himself in Australia. Singer and multi-instrumentalist Dulcima Showan, meanwhile, has just left sixth form and is all set for art school in Dublin. Neither of them ever makes it though, because by now they’re in the early stages of a band that has very different plans for them.


The decision to stay was difficult at the time and yet so simple in hindsight, it saw the pair lead Coco and the Butterfields on a steady and unmistakable upward incline, developing an enviable reputation for their exhilarating live shows as their inclusive, acoustic-based sound has ripened to maturity. During the ride, they’ve played to enthusiastic audiences all over the UK and Europe, selling out thousand capacity venues, touring the island’s o2 Academy’s and appearing at some of the world’s most prestigious music festivals such as Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and Bestival! On top of this, the band have played numerous support shows for the likes of Bastille, King Charles, Scouting for Girls and Wheatus to name a few.


In recent years Coco have literally lived in their recording studio, taking the time to create a collection of songs that offer an honest and intriguing insight into their lives both together and personally. Starting with an exclusive premiere on Clash Music for their brand new single Monsters, within that description lies a tangible sense of triumph over adversity, and how a negative can be deftly orchestrated into a positive, in the story of Twyman’s tumultuous upbringing.


Constantly touring, constantly writing and never quitting, Coco and the Butterfields will be making music for a long, long time.



Support: Gentlemen of Few

Gentlemen of Few play an eclectic blend of old-time bluegrass and classic rock with skilful vocal harmonies and powerful lyrics.


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

(includes a 30p booking fee)

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Friday 11 Oct 20198:00pm Book Now

Albert Lee & his Band

Albert Lee & his Band

If you were lucky enough to get a ticket for his concert here at the Beehive last year you will know that this is one not to be missed. Albert Lee is one of the most respected and renowned guitarists in music history having worked with The Everly Brothers, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris and The Cricketts over his long and illustrious career. The British-born country-rock artist started his career during the emerging rock 'n' roll scene of sixties London when he swapped bands with the likes of Jimmy Page and Chris Farlowe.


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


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


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


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


Tickets £25 (Allocated seating).

Includes a 30p admin fee

Accessible seating available from the box office.

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Thursday 17 Oct 20198:00pm Book Now

NT Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream (12A)

NT Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream

‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’


A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.


Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.


Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.


This production is filmed live in front of an audience.


***** Could be the most joyously affirmative Shakespeare production I’ve ever seen… a feverish, disco dream space of sensual possibility - Metro


***** funny, sexy and romantic... the sense of mischief spreads like a giant smile - Evening Standard


***** deserves to be talked about for years to come - Daily Telegraph


***** A warm, exuberant celebration of the transforming power of love - Financial Times


About as much Shakespearean fun as you can have with your clothes on - Daily Mail



Approximate running time is about 3 hours.


Tickets: Adult £15.30 / Student £12.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Friday 18 Oct 20197:00pm Book Now

Lily and the Albatross

Lily and the Albatross

Combining a unique style of puppetry, live music and visual performance, 'Lily and the Albatross' is a heartfelt story about achieving the unachievable and never letting go of your childhood dreams.


Far out in the wild and remote ocean is a small family on an old fishing boat who pass the time with exciting stories and merry music. The whims of the water control their daily routine but Lily finds herself gazing upwards, where birds swim weightlessly above her head before stealing the precious fish from the fishing nets. With the threat of the nightly storm and its whipping winds, the family must pull together, take a leap of faith and look beyond what they have always known to get themselves and their old boat moving again. Discover the legend of Great Captain Markham, join the family as they battle the elements and meet a gliding albatross, who flies in the face of the storm and gives Lily the nudge she needs to truly stretch her wings.


A tale of wild weather, wild birds and wild ambitions for ages 5+ (but younger welcome)


Tall Tree makes theatre that touches the hearts of both adults and children, with bespoke wooden and metal puppets, live music and stories that speak to all generations. Tall Tree are Associate Artist at Forest Forge Theatre Company and create original stories written by Anna Harriott.


For more details check www.talltreetheatre.co.uk



Tickets: Adult £8, Child £6 and Family of four £25

(includes a booking fee of 30p)


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Thursday 24 Oct 20193:00pm Book Now

ROH Live: Don Pasquale (12A)

ROH Live: Don Pasquale

Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations.


Background: This witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him – with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind – has long delighted and surprised audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers. Damiano Michieletto’s exhilarating production shows how contemporary the characters still are and how immediate and touching the story remains.


The Story: Don Pasquale, a wealthy old bachelor, is outraged when he hears his nephew Ernesto intends to marry the impoverished widow Norina. He determines to marry himself and disinherit Ernesto. Ernesto and Norina despair, but their friend Doctor Malatesta promises to help them – and teach Pasquale a lesson. Malatesta persuades Norina to disguise herself as his sister, then presents her to Don Pasquale as a potential bride. Pasquale is so delighted with the young woman’s docile behaviour that he demands they marry at once.


Sung in Italian with English subtitles


This is a co-production with Opéra national de Paris and Teatro Massimo, Palermo


Cast & Creatives

Don Pasquale: Bryn Terfel

Norina: Olga Peretyatko

Ernesto: Ioan Hotea

Malatesta: Mariusz Kwiecień


Music: Gaetano Donizetti

Libretto: Giovanni Ruffini and Gaetano Donizetti

Conductor: Evelino Pidò

Director: Damiano Michieletto



Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes.


Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Thursday 24 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now

Track Dogs

Track Dogs

Sun-shiny songs thriving on dark themes behind irresistible rhythms.


"A total discovery! Think The Eagles mixed with the graceful irreverence of The Pogues!"


“The antidote to a bad day! Four part harmonies steal the show!” - Maverick Magazine


We are delighted to welcome this ‘awesome foursome’ to the Beehive after their stunning performance at this year’s Costa Del Folk, we know that they are going to blow you away with their shiny happy music!


Made up of two Irishmen, an Englishman and an American, the band came together in 2011 to create their unique brand of acoustic music - a veritable 4 x 4 of voices and instruments identified by the fusion of styles which include Folk, Latino, Americana and Bluegrass.The band has a striking line-up of 4-part harmonies, acoustic guitar, ukulele and bass alongside cajón and trumpet with a bit of banjo and mandolin thrown in for good measure!


The Madrid-based band, whose name derives from the maintenance crews working the New York subway system, released their fourth studio album earlier this year, “Kansas City Groove”. It was inspired in part by their recent career-changing experiences at the Folk Alliance in Kansas City in early 2017, and the album is a mix of all that makes theTrack Dogs sound so special: healthy doses of Americana, Latin and Folk.


"Since 2007 the Track Dogs have been creating acoustic music with a strong Latino accent that also successfully draws in folk, bluegrass, Americana and pop. Kansas City Out Groove follows their triumphant 2016 album, Serenity Sessions, an album so packed with sunshine it could be sold as a vitamin C supplement.” - Neil McFadyen, Folkradio.co.uk


“…based in Madrid and with instruments that include cajon, banjo, ukulele, mandolin and trumpet and, rather obviously Spanish guitar, the quartet serve up a south of the border fiesta exuberance that defies you not to stomp the heels and play air castanets….the groove is most definitely on.” - Fatea Magazine, UK


“There’s a rare combination of four great players who also have superb voices, creating stunning individual vocal performances and the almost inevitable perfect harmonies…The playing is outstanding, the harmonies are superb and it’s joyful throughout; just give it a listen.” - Music Riot, June 2018, UK


For more details check out trackdogsmusic.com




Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start


Tickets: £12 in advance, £15 on the door (seated)

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


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Friday 25 Oct 20198:00pm Book Now

Show of Hands 'Now we are Four'

Show of Hands 'Now we are Four'

Show of Hands fans rejoice as Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, two undisputed kings of the folk, roots and acoustic scene reunite with long-term collaborator Miranda Sykes for a brand-new album and tour. And there’s more, because the trio is expanding to include master percussionist Cormac Byrne who returns with his infectious rhythms by popular demand.


With new songs, new sounds, heartbeats and harmonies, the quartet’s first secret gig in Bridport last year sold out overnight. We are delighted that they begin their autumn tour here at the Beehive. Book now!


Tickets: Adult £26.50, Under 21 £13.30 (seated)

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


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Wednesday 30 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now

NT Live: Hansard (15)

NT Live: Hansard

Hansard; noun

The official report of all parliamentary debates.


See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.


It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.


Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.


This production is a Live screening.



Approximate running time is about 3 hours.


Tickets: Adult £15.30 / Student £12.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Thursday 7 Nov 20197:00pm Book Now

Strawbs Acoustic

Strawbs Acoustic

A 50TH ANNIVERSARY ACOUSTIC CONCERT


The Strawbs started life as the Strawberry Hill Boys before emerging into the mainstream from the exciting British Folk Movement of the mid 60s alongside other such luminaries as Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Al Stewart and Roy Harper. Their first album with Sandy Denny attracted the attention of A&M Records in America and they became the first British Band to be signed by the famous label. Under the guidance of Herb Alpert & Gerry Moss, major chart success followed with seven consecutive albums in the Billboard charts, including classics ‘Bursting at the Seams’, ‘Grave New World’, ‘Hero & Heroine’, ‘Dragonfly’ and ‘Ghosts’, earning the band two Gold Albums along the way. Massive coast to coast American tours swiftly followed, sharing the stage with The Eagles, Santana and Frank Zappa.


From the days of Sandy Denny pre Fairport and Sonja Kristina pre Curved Air, the band have enjoyed the finest of soloists in their ranks from Rick Wakeman followed by his son Oliver moving on to join Yes as well as Adam Wakeman joining Black Sabbath, Blue Weaver to The Bee Gees and Don Airey to Deep Purple.


The Acoustic Strawbs of the 21st century consist of the founder, constant guiding force, originator and lead vocalist Dave Cousins, described by Rolling Stone Magazine as the best Dylan influenced songwriter to come out of the UK. Alongside him longtime band members lead guitarist Dave Lambert and the astonishingly versatile Chas Cronk, who together formed the front line of the classic 1970s Strawbs.


"The songwriting was phenomenal, and the way the trio embellished sublime melodies with supreme harmonies and incredible instrumentation made their performance unforgettable. In fact, I repeatedly thought "music just isn't this good anymore" - Philadelphia Examiner


"Hearing the brilliant Strawbs was like a tutorial in UK folk music from the past 40 years" - Edmonton Sun


"Never to rest on their laurels, this excellent band continue to produce classic tracks and spectacular live performances" - Q Magazine


"Dave Cousins shows himself as a brilliant and original songwriter" - Classic Rock


For more details check out www.strawbsweb.co.uk


Doors open 7.30pm for 7.45pm start


Tickets: £16 in advance, £18 on the door (seated)

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


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Saturday 16 Nov 20197:45pm Book Now

NT Live: Present Laughter (12A)

NT Live: Present Laughter

A new production of Noel Coward's timeless comedy.

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.


As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.


Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.


This production was filmed live in front of an audience.



Approximate running time is about 3 hours.


Tickets: Adult £15.30 / Student £12.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Thursday 28 Nov 20197:00pm Book Now

The Voice of Roy Orbison with Brenda Lee

The Voice of Roy Orbison with Brenda Lee

Christmas Special!


Darren Page enchanted the audience back in February when he visited us in the 'Through the Decades' show. We are delighted to be welcoming him back in this new show.


Everyone who loves Roy Orbison will be in for a treat as Darren Page brings you all the hits from ‘I Drove all night’, ‘Crying’, ‘Running Scared’, ‘You Got It’, plus a few earlier ones too!


Darren Page is an artiste in his own right and he has a vocal range to fit into any genre but especially for Roy Orbison. Darren is apprearing along with Susan Lowry who will whisper ‘Sweet Nothins’ and many more hits as Brenda Lee, she will have you all singing along and won't be forgetting that we are in the Festive Season with one or two Christmas songs too!


Two hours of pure Indulgence, Rock n Roll and Sweet Ballads at their best. Roy Orbison fans you will not be disappointed!


An evening full of memories and pure nostalgia!


So come along and shake your tinsel & rattle your baubles for a Rockin' good Time!


Produced by A.M. Productions ( Northwest) Ltd


www.amptheatreagency.co.uk


www.facebook.com/DarrenPageFanClub


Tickets £17

Accessible seating available by calling the box office


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Friday 6 Dec 20197:30pm Book Now

Royal Ballet: Coppelia (12A)

Royal Ballet: Coppelia

A Christmas treat for the whole family.


Background: A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s wonderful designs brings this colourful storybook world to life.


The Story: Toy maker Dr Coppélius seems to have a beautiful young woman in his house: Coppélia, who sits and reads on his balcony. Franz and his fellow young villagers are curious about her and how she ignores them all. Franz’s fiancée Swanilda is not pleased by Franz’s interest in another woman, but equally curious. When Dr Coppélius goes to the local tavern, the young villagers slip into his house to introduce themselves to the strangely silent young woman.


Cast & Creatives

Choreography: Ninette de Valois after Lev Ivanov and Enrico Cecchetti

Music: Léo Delibes

Scenario: Charles Nuitter and Arthur Saint-Léon after E.T.A. Hoffmann

Designer: Osbert Lancaster

Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Approximate running time: about 2 hours 30 minutes



Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Thursday 12 Dec 20197:15pm Book Now

Mad Dog Mcrea.

Mad Dog Mcrea.

Damnation Alley Tour 2019


Well, it wouldn't be Christmas without them!


Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band.


Matched with the unshakable dedication of their massive and “loyal-to-the-hilt”, fan base – Mad Dog Mcrea are more than just a very popular, festival act – with five albums under their belts, they are serious and acclaimed recording artists too. During 2019 Mad Dog Mcrea will be in the studio recording a new album and looking to celebrate with their end of the year tour.


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


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


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


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


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



www.maddogmcrea.co.uk


Tickets £17.50 in advance, £20 on the door (standing)

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


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Thursday 19 Dec 20198:00pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: The Sleeping Beauty (12A)

Royal Ballet Live: The Sleeping Beauty

Journey with The Royal Ballet to an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells in this landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet, to Tchaikovsky's glorious music.


The Story:- The wicked fairy Carabosse is furious she wasn’t invited to Princess Aurora’s christening. She gives the baby a spindle, saying that one day the Princess will prick her finger on it and die. The Lilac Fairy makes her own christening gift a softening of Carabosse’s curse: Aurora will not die, but will fall into a deep sleep, which only a prince’s kiss will break.


Background:- This production of The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world-class company. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage. Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it.


Cast & Creatives

Choreography: Marius Petipa

Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Additional choreography:  Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell, Christopher Wheeldon

Conductor: Simon Hewett


Approximate running time is about 3 hours


Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Thursday 16 Jan 20207:15pm Book Now

ROH Live: La Boheme (12A)

ROH Live: La Boheme

Puccini’s music and Richard Jones’s production capture the joy and heartache of young love in Paris.


The Story:- 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.


Background:- Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.


Sung in Italian with English subtitles.


This is a co-production with Teatro Real, Madrid and Lyric Opera of Chicago.


Cast & Creatives

Music: Giacomo Puccini

Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume

Director: Richard Jones

Mimì: Sonya Yoncheva

Rodolfo: Charles Castronovo

Marcello: Andrzej Filończyk

Musetta: Aida Garifullina

Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House



Approximate running time is about 2 hours 30 minutes


Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Friday 31 Jan 20207:15pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: Swan Lake. (12A)

Royal Ballet Live: Swan Lake.

The Royal Ballet revives for the first time the recent new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet. Production and additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.


The Story:- Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock 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.


Background:- Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.

Cast & Creatives

Choreography:- Liam Scarlett after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Additional choreography:- Frederick Ashton

Production:- Liam Scarlett

Designer:- John Macfarlane

Conductor:- Koen Kessels



Approximate running time is about 3 hours


Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office




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Wednesday 1 Apr 20207:15pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: The Dante Project (12A)

Royal Ballet Live: The Dante Project

A Royal Ballet World Premiere - Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante's vision.


Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In this new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.


Cast & Creatives

Choreography:- Wayne McGregor

Music:- Thomas Adès

Design:- Tacita Dean

Lighting design:- Lucy Carter, Simon Bennison

Dramaturg:- Uzma Hameed

Conductor:- Koen Kessels



Approximate running time is about 3 hours


Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office






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Thursday 28 May 20207:15pm Book Now

ROH Live: Elektra (12A)

ROH Live: Elektra

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy with Nina Stemme in the title role.


This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.


Sung in German with English subtitles


Cast & Creatives

Music:- Richard Strauss

Libretto:- Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Conductor:- Antonio Pappano

Director:- Christof Loy

Elektra:- Nina Stemme

Chrysothemis:- Sara Jakubiak

Klytämnestra:- Karita Mattila

The Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House



Approximate running time is about 2 hours.


Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office






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Thursday 18 Jun 20207:45pm Book Now