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Nostalgic Cinema: Easter Parade (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Easter Parade

Director: Charles Walters

Starring: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire


A seasonal musical from 1948 with music from Irving Berlin, including some of Astaire and Garland's best known songs, such as 'Easter Parade', 'Steppin' Out with my Baby' and 'We're a couple of Swells'. A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star.


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 Apr 20192:00pm Book Now

Green Book (12A)

Green Book

Starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali

Director Peter Farrelly

Duration: 127 Mins.

Oscar Winner for Best Picture, Best Actor in Supporting Role (Mahershala Ali) and Best Original Screenplay.


'Green Book' is the uplifting true story of an unlikely friendship that transcended race and class with strong performances from lead actors Mortensen and Ali.


Set in 1962, Italian-American Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) is hired to chauffeur African-American pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) on a concert tour through the Deep South. Don is aware of the troubles that he might face in different locations due to the colour of his skin and requires someone to act as both driver and bouncer. They must rely on The Green Book, a guide to the few establishments that are safe for African-Americans and embark on a journey that will change both of their lives.


Director Peter Farrelly ('Dumb and Dumber',  'There’s Something About Mary') succeeds brilliantly in making the vital subject of racial division in the 1960s America into a smart and charming film.



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

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Friday 26 Apr 20197:30pm Book Now

Capernaum (15)

Capernaum

Starring: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw and Boluwatife Treasure Bankole

Director: Nadine Labaki

Duration: 126 mins.

Lebanese with English Subtitles


Cannes Jury Prize Winner when it received a 15 minute standing ovation. Nominated for BAFTA, Oscar and Golden Globe Awards.


From acclaimed director Nadine Labaki comes a stunning and unforgettable new film.


In a courtroom, a young boy named Zain stands before a judge. He asks to sue his own parents for giving him life. The circumstances that have brought him to this point take us on a journey through his poverty-stricken upbringing in Beirut where he lives with his family.


Forced to live by his wits in order to survive, Zain’s life reaches a turning point and young Zain takes to the road. While looking for work at a fairground, he meets Cockroach Man and befriends a young woman who is working illegally as a cleaner and struggling to care for her baby, Jonas. Zain and Jonas form a touching bond but things get much more complicated when circumstances force Zain to make choices that will have huge ramifications.


'Capernaum' is a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit – a battle cry for the forgotten, the unwanted and the lost that offers hope in the most unexpected of places.


'Capernaum', a sprawling tale wrenched from real life, goes beyond the conventions of documentary or realism into a mode of representation that doesn’t quite have a name. It’s a fairy tale and an opera, a potboiler and a news bulletin, a howl of protest and an anthem of resistance. New York Times


Thrills with compassion and heart. Time Out


A film that already feels like a landmark Daily Telegraph



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Saturday 27 Apr 20197:30pm Book Now

Royal Opera Live Screening: Faust (12A)

Royal Opera Live Screening: Faust

Experience the decadence and elegance of 1870s Paris in David McVicar’s spectacular production of Gounod’s best-loved opera.


There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling.


Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognisable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.



Sung in French with English subtitles. A delayed live screening from The Royal Opera House.


Director: David McVicar

Set designs: Charles Edwards

Costume designs: Brigitte Reiffenstuel

Lighting design: Paule Constable

Choreography: Michael Keegan-Dolan


Approximate running time: 3 hours 45 minutes, including one interval.


Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student £12.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


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Thursday 2 May 20196:45pm Book Now

Fisherman's Friends (12A)

Fisherman's Friends

Cast includes Tuppence Middleton, James Purefoy, Christopher Villiers, Daniel Mays, Noel Clarke, Christian Brassington

Directed by Chris Foggin

Duration: 112 mins.


A cynical London music executive (Danny Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village and tries to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families (including Tuppence Middleton) who value friendship and community over fame and fortune.


As he’s drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he’s forced to re-evaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.


This re-telling of the story focuses on events leading up to their fame and their effect on other people. Already being compared to other British feel-good hits like 'The Full Monty' and 'Calendar Girls'.



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

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Friday 3 May 20197:30pm Book Now

Dumbo (PG)

Dumbo

Cast includes Eva Green, Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Alan Arkin

Directed by Tim Burton

Duration: 112 mins.


A dazzling live action re-imagining of the classic 1941 Disney animation. Directed by the visionary Tim Burton (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands etc) and with an all star cast this film will make you believe elephants can fly. Struggling circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) finds Dumbo, the baby elephant whose outsize ears look set to save the circus. But, when a new venture is planned, Dumbo and friends discover dark secrets behind the scenes.



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

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Saturday 4 May 20193:00pm Book Now

White Wedding (featuring Bootleg Blondie)

White Wedding (featuring Bootleg Blondie)

By John Gregory

Presented by Harley's Aunt Productions

Directed by Katie Jones


“The outrageous, time bendingly funny play by John Gregory”


Featuring live music from top tribute act Bootleg Blondie.


Lead vocalist Debbie Harris (yes - her real name!) was picked out of 15,000 applicants to represent Debbie Harry on two shows of “Even Better than the Real Thing” on BBC1. She has the looks, the voice and the attitude of the original Blondie bombshell and, like her heroine, is typically outrageous on stage.


The show “White Wedding” tells the story of a group of accidental time travellers from the present day who find themselves transported back to the darkness of World War II. Apparently even the most expensive iPhone is of little use in such circumstances!


Only true love can overcome such danger. But who is in love with whom? And where to find a white wedding dress in the middle of a world war?


Love Comedy? Love Blondie? You have to see this!


Tickets: Adult £14 *Early bird £10 before 23 April, Under 16 £8

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Royal Ballet Live: Triple Bill (12A)

Royal Ballet Live: Triple Bill

Live cinema screening of the Royal Ballet


WITHIN THE GOLDEN HOUR

NEW SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI

FLIGHT PATTERN


Mixed Triple Bill

Three ballets, One World Premiere

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


Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon,Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Crystal Pite

Music: Ezio Bosso, tbc, Henryk Mikołaj Góreck


The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers.


Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset.


Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration.


Between them, a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, created for The Royal Ballet has its premier to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.



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


Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student/Child £12.30

(Includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Thursday 16 May 20197:15pm Book Now

Wild Rose (15)

Wild Rose

Starring: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo, Jamie Sives, James Harkness, Ashley Shelton

Director: Tom Harper (BBCs recent 'War & Peace')

Duration: 100 mins.


Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley) is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer. Her mum Marion (Julie Walters) has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn’s Nashville nonsense. Forced to take responsibility, Rose-Lynn gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house.

A comedy-drama about mothers and daughters, dreams and reality and three chords and the truth.


Buckley blazes bright as a young Glaswegian ne’er-do-well with a star-bound state of mind in Tom Harper’s unblinkered but cheerful wanderlust fable...Jessie Buckley was born to be a star. Sight & Sound


Buckley making a blazing bid for big-time fame Hollywood Reporter



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Friday 17 May 20197:30pm Book Now

Shadowing Hank

Shadowing Hank

International guitarist Justin Daish's exciting and affectionate tribute to Britain's original guitar hero Hank Marvin of The Shadows comes to Honiton.


Don't miss out on witnessing this extraordinary night of legendary instrumentals and classic Rock 'n' Roll presented in a technically outstanding production. A remarkable look-alike to the man himself paired with a critically-acclaimed guitar sound that has had original members of The Shadows requesting Justin to join them onstage, means you'll enjoy a night of music to remember.


"I thought someone had put a Shads record on!” - Bruce Welch


"A born entertainer!" - The Royal Variety Charity


“Justin Daish is a remarkably proficient guitarist… he not only sounds like Hank Marvin, but could almost be him on stage" - Guitar & Bass magazine


"Daish has captured Marvin's clean guitar sound and playing subtleties" - The Stage


“The best Hank Marvin look-alike lead guitarist” - Record Collector magazine



Tickets: £10.50 in advance, £13 on the door (seated)

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


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Saturday 18 May 20197:30pm Book Now

Greta (15)

Greta

Starring:  Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe

Director: Neil Jordan

Screenplay: Neil Jordan & Ray Wright

Duration: 108 mins.


A sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) doesn't think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music and an aching loneliness. Having recently lost her mother, Frances quickly grows closer to widowed Greta. The two become fast friends - but Greta's maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing in Greta's life is what it seems in this suspense thriller from Academy Award winning director Neil Jordan ('The Crying Game', 'Michael Collins').


Jordan contrives to make Huppert’s mere presence in the frame almost absurdly frightening, and Huppert compounds the fright with elegant comedy, so that while the movie is impossible to take seriously, it’s also hard to resist, like an unattended bag on the subway that’s just begging you to look inside. New York Times


Huppert pulls out all the funny-scary stops playing cat to Moretz's mouse. Rolling Stone



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Friday 24 May 20197:30pm Book Now

Avengers: Endgame (12A)

Avengers: Endgame

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Writers: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

Stars: Robert Downie Jnr., Brie Larson, Scarlet Johansson


Here it is, the one that you've been waiting for. The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios' grand conclusion to twenty-two films, 'Avengers: Endgame'. The film opens with Tony Stark adrift in space with no food or water, he sends a last message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers -- Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner -- must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos -- the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe.



Certificate rating 12A



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

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Saturday 25 May 20197:30pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Born Free (PG)

Nostalgic Cinema: Born Free

Director: James Hill

Starring:  Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers


Born Free is a 1966 British drama film starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers as Joy and George Adamson, a real-life couple who raised Elsa the Lioness, an orphaned lion cub, to adulthood, and released her into the wilderness of Kenya.  The screenplay, written by blacklisted Hollywood writer Lester Cole, was based upon Joy Adamson's 1960 non-fiction book Born Free. Born Free, and its musical score by John Barry, won numerous awards.


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 31 May 20192:00pm Book Now

The White Crow (12A)

The White Crow

Directors: Ralph Fiennes

Writers: David Hare

Stars: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann


Ralph Fiennes returns to the director’s chair for the third time after 2011’s Coriolanus and 2013’s The Invisible Woman for this riveting account of ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev's defection to the West, written for the screen by David Hare and inspired by the biography by Julie Kavanagh.


Beginning with his birth on a Siberian train in 1938, the film revisits Nureyev’s early impetuous days and his tutelage under ballet master Alexander Pushkin (Fiennes), all building towards the fateful day of his defection in Paris 1961.


Newcomer Oleg Ivenko (himself a prominent Russian dancer) captures the intensity, skill, and single-mindedness of the charismatic Nureyev; reflecting how a lifetime of rebellion and ambition influenced his radical decision.


Fiennes gives a hypnotic performance as Nureyev's favourite teacher, Alexander Pushkin. London Evening Standard


Roses and raptures, please, for Ivenko, who is not only as beautiful as Nureyev, and dances sublimely, he can act, besides. The Scottish Herald


There are moments of greatness here - in the climax of the final act, the defection itself - where the direction is as lean and agile as any of the dancers. Observer



Certificate rating 12A


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

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Friday 31 May 20197:30pm Book Now

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure For Kids!

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure For Kids!

Shlomo was sadly unable to get to the Beehive on Friday 19th April due to a car accident. Delighted to say that he wasnt hurt and has been able to rearrange his diary for this show.


Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic. Join this sonic superhero and become one of his sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you’re aged 1 or 101!



★★★★★ BroadwayBaby:


"Shlomo had the audience eating out of his hand  from the start. A naturally gifted teacher, Shlomo wanted to show the next generation how to beatbox and they loved him for it.


Shlomo ended this joyous hour with a demonstration of where these simple techniques can lead and brought the house down in wonder at the impossible sounds coming from this man’s mouth. This is a guy at the very  top of his game and he has to be seen - or heard - to be believed!


Listening to the buzz from the children outside after the show, they clearly had a wonderful time. They excitedly queued up to meet Shlomo and high-five their hero.


Throughout, it was clear that the parents were having just as good a time as their kids – maybe even better."


‘The kid’s good. Jaw-droppingly good.’ The Guardian

‘Forget one-man band, this guy is a one-man music festival.’ The Times

‘Slick theatrics and soulful vocal gymnastics’  Evening Standard


Tickets: Adult £8, U16 £6, Family of four £25

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Saturday 1 Jun 20193:00pm Book Now

NT Live: All My Sons (12A)

NT Live: All My Sons

by Arthur Miller

directed by Jeremy Herrin


Recorded live screening from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.


America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.


But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.


Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin).


All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong.



Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student £12.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


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Thursday 6 Jun 20197:00pm Book Now

Edgelarks (Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin)

Edgelarks (Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin)

Edgelarks launch their new album, Feather, with a UK tour.


In April 2018, Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin) retreated to a remote cottage in Ulpha, western Cumbria. They breathed in the mountain view, banked up the fire, and took their instruments out of their cases. Then they sat down, and wrote. In escaping the everyday chaos of busy lives, they realised how caught up in the misery of the 24 hour news cycle they were; absorbed in the heartbreak of the world, they had lost sight of its beauty. Tired of the navel-gazing tendencies of sad song writing, and the terrible events frequently depicted in the folk ballad tradition, they decided to turn their attention to an oft overlooked but vital facet of our lives: hope.


Swiftly, a set of songs and tunes emerged. Stories of wonder from the natural world; tales of rejoicing and long lost returns; and simple thanksgiving for their own surroundings and place in the landscape. Informed by world rhythms, British folk roots, and the duo's penchant for making as much noise as possible with only two people, the album is an upbeat celebration, an incitement to hope.


"Edgelarks continue to soar and fly on their voyage of innovation" Bright Young Folk


"A confident pair of artists who are able to conjure up slickly atmospheric sound-worlds" Folk Radio UK


“Keen, curious and concerned intellects are at work here. Hannah Martin is an enthralling singer; Phillip Henry plays all manner of guitars and the harmonica, terrifically“ Julian May, Songlines ★★★★★


Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start.


Tickets: £14 (seated)

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Friday 7 Jun 20198:00pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: Romeo & Juliet (12A)

Royal Ballet Live: Romeo & Juliet

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


Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan

Music: Sergey Prokofiev

Designer: Nicholas Georgiadis

Lighting designer: John B. Read

Performed by: The Royal Ballet


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


The performance lasts about 3 hours, including two intervals.



Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student/Child £12.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Tuesday 11 Jun 20197:15pm 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.


Tickets: Adult £15.30 / Student £12.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office


http://NTlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk

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Thursday 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

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

Sweet Honi & Honiton Town Band

Sweet Honi & Honiton Town Band

A charity concert with Sweet Honi and Honiton Town 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 50 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.  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

Accessible seating is available by calling the box office 01404 384050

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Saturday 6 Jul 20197:30pm 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.


http://NTlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk  


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 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

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

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

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)

Accessible seating available from the box office

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Friday 9 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

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

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)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office


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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.


http://NTlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk  


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 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

Accessible seating available from the box office.

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Saturday 28 Sep 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)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Friday 4 Oct 20197:30pm 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

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)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Thursday 24 Oct 20193:00pm 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)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office


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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)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Wednesday 30 Oct 20197:30pm 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)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office



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Saturday 16 Nov 20197:45pm Book Now

Mad Dod Mcrea

Mad Dod 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



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 (Call Box Office)