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Mad Dog Mcrea (+ The Leylines)

Mad Dog Mcrea (+ The Leylines)

Here to get your Christmas off to a great start.


From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs.


In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea. are, in every sense of the word, a live, band – ALMOST HOME – encapsulates that – and so much more.


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


“This is music that transcends the run-of-the-mill Irish Wannabes and leaves them standing.” – Acoustic Magazine


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


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


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


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



Support: The Leylines


West-country collective established in 2013, with a genre-defying, eclectic sound that ranges from traditional folk to full blown festival rock. The Leylines are: Dan Thompson (electric guitar); Dave Burbidge (drums); Hannah Johns (violin); Matthew Wilkins (acoustic guitar); Sean Booth (bass); and Steve Mitchell (vocals/guitar).

“A helter skelter musical maelstrom” – Rhythm & Booze Magazine

“The love child of The Levellers and Liverpool’s glorious Amsterdam” – Liverpool Sound & Vision

“High-energy, gutsy sound and scythe-sharp lyrics” – FolkWords Reviews


Tickets (Standing): £15 in advance, £17 on the door


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Thursday 21 Dec 20178:00pm Book Now (Sold Out)

Nostalgic Cinema: White Christmas (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: White Christmas

Music composed by: Irving Berlin

Screenplay: Norman Panama, Melvin Frank, Norman Krasna

Stars: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen


1954 Romantic Comedy. Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys' commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what's the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that's sure to put Waverly and his business in the black!


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


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



Tickets £3.50. Free tea and biscuits




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Friday 22 Dec 20172:00pm Book Now

Paddington 2 (PG)

Paddington 2

Director: Paul King

Writers: Michael Bond ("Paddington Bear" created by), Jon Croker (additional material)

Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Sally Hawkins, Ben Whishaw


Animation, Adventure, Comedy


Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.



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

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


Accessible seating available by calling the box office


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Friday 5 Jan 20187:30pm Book Now
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Tawai - a Voice from the Forest (U)

Tawai - a Voice from the Forest

Directors: Bruce Parry, Mark Ellam (co-director)

Writers: Véronique Cabois, Tamara Colchester (story editor)

Stars: Bruce Parry, Ingrid Lewis, Jerome Lewis



Explorer Bruce Parry travels the world, living with indigenous peoples, delving deeper then ever on a journey into the heart of our collective human conscience.

Tawai is the word the nomadic hunter-gatherers of Borneo use to describe their inner feeling of connection to nature. In this dreamy, philosophical and sociological look at life, explorer Bruce Parry travels the world to learn from peoples living lives very differently to our own.

From the jungles of Malaysia to the the tributaries of the Amazon, TAWAI is the result of a four-year exploration to find a deeper understanding of indigenous peoples and how their way of life can benefit those in the industrialised world - providing a powerful voice that must be heard before it is completely lost.


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

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


Accessible seating available by calling the box office




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Friday 12 Jan 20187:30pm Book Now

Breathe (12A)

Breathe

Director: Andy Serkis

Writer: William Nicholson (screenplay)

Stars: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville


Based on the true story of producer Jonathan Cavendish’s own parents, BREATHE is an inspirational and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility, a love story about living every breath as though it’s your last.


Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio whilst in Africa in 1958. Contrary to all advice, Robin’s wife Diana (Claire Foy) brings him home from hospital where her devotion and witty determination transcends his disability.  Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering; dazzling others with their humour, courage and lust for life.


Against the odds, Robin’s illness gave him new purpose - fighting tirelessly for the rights of disabled people - and his pioneering work had a huge impact on mobility and access for the severely disabled.



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

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


Accessible seating available by calling the box office



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Saturday 13 Jan 20187:30pm Book Now

Earth - One Amazing Day (U)

Earth - One Amazing Day

Directors: Peter Webber, Lixin Fan, Richard Dale

Film series: Earth film series

Cast: Robert Redford

Nominations: PGA Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures


From BBC Earth Films, the studio that brought you Earth, comes the sequel - Earth: One Amazing Day, an astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world. Over the course of one single day, we track the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands to exotic jungles. Breakthroughs in filmmaking technology bring you up close with a cast of unforgettable characters. Told with humour, intimacy and a jaw-dropping sense of cinematic splendour, Earth: One Amazing Day highlights how every day is filled with more wonders than you can possibly imagine- until now.


'Thanks to breakthroughs in filmmaking technology, the film promises to bring you up close and personal with its cast of colourful characters.  Crews used ultra high-definition cameras and drones to get the highest quality shots as they travelled around the world gathering footage. Among the stars of the show are a baby zebra desperate to cross a swollen river and a penguin who undertakes a death-defying daily commute to feed his family.' (Daily Mail)


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

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


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Friday 19 Jan 20187:30pm Book Now

Murder on the Orient Express (12A)

Murder on the Orient Express

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Writers: Michael Green (screenplay by), Agatha Christie (based upon the novel by)

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Penélope Cruz, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer,


Kenneth Branagh brings Agatha Christie's best-selling novel back to the big screen as he directs and stars alongside a first class cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Olivia Colman and Josh Gad.


What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told when a high profile passenger is murdered. Murder on the Orient Express tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect.


Luckily, the greatest detective/moustache-grower in the world, Hercule Poirot (Branagh) is on the case, as he races to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.



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

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


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Saturday 20 Jan 20184:00pm Book Now
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The Comedy Avengers

The Comedy Avengers

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


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


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


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


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


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

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Thursday 25 Jan 20188:00pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: The Italian Job (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: The Italian Job

Director: Peter Collinson

Screenplay: Troy Kennedy Martin

Music composed by: Quincy Jones

Stars: Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill


1969 classic heist movie. As the Mini Coopers rock from side to side along a sewage tunnel, with £4 million in gold bullion in their boots and Quincy Jones's infectious score swinging away in the background, ask yourself this: is there a film - certainly a British film - that delivers a greater infusion of pure joy than The Italian Job?


The cast of this chirpily patriotic movie is led by Michael Caine, reprising his Alfie persona as Charlie Croker, a dollybird-friendly criminal who inherits a plan to rob the FIAT factory in Turin by causing the world's largest traffic jam.

But if Caine embodies Sixties cool, his presence is deliciously counterbalanced by the old-world charm of Noël Coward as Mr Bridger, the urbane, royalty-obsessed crimelord who treats his prison as his castle.


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


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



Tickets £3.50. Free tea and biscuits

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Friday 26 Jan 20182:00pm Book Now

Lost in Paris (12A)

Lost in Paris

Directors: Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel

Languages: English, French

Screenplay: Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel

Stars: Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel, Emmanuelle Riva


Filmed in Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon's signature whimsical style, LOST IN PARIS stars the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical vagabond. When Fiona's (Gordon) orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha (delightfully portrayed by Academy Award (R)-nominee Emmanuelle Riva) who is living in Paris, Fiona hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom (Abel), the affable, but annoying tramp who just won't leave her alone. Replete with the amazing antics and intricately choreographed slapstick that has come to define Abel and Gordon's work, LOST IN PARIS is a wondrously fun and hectic tale of peculiar people finding love while lost in the City of Lights.



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

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

Accessible seating available by calling the box office


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Friday 26 Jan 20187:30pm Book Now

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (15)

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Director: Paul McGuigan

Writers: Matt Greenhalgh (screenplay), Peter Turner (based on the memoir by)

Stars: Jamie Bell, Annette Bening, Stephen Graham, Jamie Bell and Annette Bening  


Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool is a 2017 American-British film directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Annette Bening and Jamie Bell. It is based on the memoir of the same name by Peter and is a biographical drama in which the American actress Gloria Grahame falls in love with a man from Liverpool.


'A tremendous central duo breathe life into Paul McGuigan’s endearing retelling of the real-life romance between a struggling young actor and Oscar-winner Gloria Grahame' (Gaurdian)



Tickets: Adults £6.50 / Under 16 £5.50

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Saturday 27 Jan 20187:30pm Book Now

Human Flow (12A)

Human Flow

Director: Ai Weiwei

Music composed by: Karsten Fundal

Cinematography: Christopher Doyle

Nominations: Golden Lion, Grand Jury Prize

Cast: Ai Weiwei

Screenplay: Ai Weiwei, Tim Finch, Boris Cheshirkov, Chin-Chin Yap


More than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war, the greatest displacement since World War II. Filmmaker Ai Weiwei examines the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Over the course of one year in 23 countries, Weiwei follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretch across the globe, including Afghanistan, France, Greece, Germany and Iraq.


This movie, a testament to the power of seeing, provides a long and uncommonly vivid look at a human crisis that’s changing the face of our planet.

Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal



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

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


Accessible seating available by calling the box office



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Friday 2 Feb 20187:30pm Book Now

Molly's Game (15)

Molly's Game

Director: Aaron Sorkin

Writers: Molly Bloom (book), Aaron Sorkin (screenplay)

Stars: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner


Molly Bloom, a beautiful young Olympic-class skier, ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons.


Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans, and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.



Tickets: Adults £6.50 / Under 16 £5.50

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Saturday 3 Feb 20187:30pm Book Now

Battle of the Sexes (12A)

Battle of the Sexes

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

Writer: Simon Beaufoy

Stars: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough


The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past.



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

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


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Friday 9 Feb 20187:30pm Book Now

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Honiton Community Theatre Company return to The Beehive following ‘Aladdin’, last year’s sell-out pantomime success. This year, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the fairest panto in all the land.


The magical land of Honiton is ruled by the evil Queen Caligula. She discovers that when Snow White comes of age, she will steal the crown of the most beautiful in all the land and sends her henchmen to take care of her. Escaping from Queen Caligula’s evil grip, Snow White finds safe haven with seven small friends in the forest, but when Queen Caligula finds out she vows to destroy Snow White once and for all.


Can Prince Frederick save the day? Will our two fairies’ magic be enough? Will Dame Dolly Dumpling keep her dog under control?


Join us for rip-roaring routines, outrageous costumes, stunning sets and chart-topping hits. Snow White is the perfect family adventure this February Half Term. Last year, we sold 97% of tickets, so book early to avoid disappointment.


“Effervescent production with a lavish touch and oodles of fun.” (NODA on Aladdin, 2017)


Director: Shaun Bonetta

Choreographer: Chloe Pottinger

Musical Director: Ian Crew


Tickets: Adult £10, Under 16 £8
Early bird offer - 20% off all children’s tickets before 1 Jan 2018


Accessible seating is available by calling the box office 01404 384050

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Tuesday 13 Feb 20187:00pm Book Now
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National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (15)

National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Directed by: Benedict Andrews

Starring: Brian Gleeson; Richard Hansell; Colm Meaney; Sienna Miller; Jack O’Connell; Lisa Palfrey; Michael J. Shannon; Hayley Squires

Distributor: National Theatre Live


Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Starring Sienna Miller, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.


On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?


"This thrilling revival directed by Benedict Andrews burns bright enough to scorch"  NY Times


★★★★ "A bold reimagining…innovative and powerfully acted"  Sunday Times


★★★★ "Jack O’Connell impressively weaves between withdrawal and outbursts of violence"  The Financial Times


Tickets: Adult £15, Student £12

Accessible seats are available by calling the box office 01404 384050

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Thursday 22 Feb 20187:00pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Brigadoon (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Brigadoon

Director: Vincente Minnelli

Music composed by: Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe, Conrad Salinger

Stars: Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse


1954 Fantasy romance MGM Musical. Tommy Albright (Gene Kelly) and Jeff Douglas (Van Johnson), two American pals on a Scottish hunting trip, get lost in the woods and come upon the magical village of Brigadoon. Rising out of the Scottish mist only once every 100 years, and only for one day, Brigadoon is an enchanted place where life is simpler and easier, untouched by the worries of the modern world. When Tommy falls for beautiful villager Fiona Campbell (Cyd Charisse), he must decide whether to stay or to return to his life.


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


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



Tickets £3.50. Free tea and biscuits

Book Tickets

Friday 23 Feb 20182:00pm Book Now

Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle (12A)

Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle

Director: Jake Kasdan

Writers: Chris McKenna (screen story by), Chris McKenna (screenplay)

Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart


Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves - or they'll be stuck in the game forever.


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

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


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Saturday 24 Feb 20187:30pm Book Now

Alun Cochrane – Alunish Cochranish

Alun Cochrane – Alunish Cochranish

Grumpy-joyful, silly-serious stand-up.


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


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


Tickets: £12.50

Recommended age 16+

Doors Open 7.30pm

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Saturday 3 Mar 20188:00pm Book Now

The Producers Blues Band

The Producers Blues Band

One of the most exciting and stylish new wave bands on the circuit, Bournemouth based The Producers are among the leaders of the the current Blues phenomenon topped by Joe Bonamassa and John Mayer.


It was 25 years and thirteen albums ago that the Producers first appeared on the UK music scene and since then they have gigged their version of the blues in clubs, theatres and on major festival stages worldwide and they continue to do so.


The Producers are something really special, playing the freshest live blues in Britain today. Concerned with feel and attitude rather than slavishly copying ‘hand me down’ American music, The Producers move effortlessly between their own well crafted material and seriously reinvigorated classics stamped with their own characteristic identity. By not treating the music as some kind of museum piece The Producers are likely to incur the displeasure of a section of the blues hierarchy, however, at the same time they are barnstorming across the country building a massive audience at sell-out club dates and developing an equally impressive reputation that no one can ignore.


The new music is unashamedly raw and gutsy, it offers a response to the sophistication of London Blues and above all it re-connects the band to its past.



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

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Friday 16 Mar 20188:00pm Book Now

National Theatre Live Julius Caesar (12A)

National Theatre Live Julius Caesar

Director: Nicholas Hytner

Writer: William Shakespeare

Stars: Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley, David Morrisse


Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare


Nicholas Hytner directs a new take on the Shakespeare classic.


Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.


Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.


Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.


Tickets: Adult £15, Student £12

Accessible seats are available by calling the box office 01404 384050


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Thursday 22 Mar 20187:00pm Book Now

Echo Town + support: True Strays

Echo Town + support: True Strays

Genre: Folk, Rock, Reggae and Roots.


Meet Echo Town, a duo consisting of brothers Ric and Robert Harrison who achieve a full band sound with just two pairs of hands. Transplanted from Yorkshire to Cornwall their fanbase is divided between the two places and where ever they’ve played along route between the two locations. Instantly recognisable for their multi-instrumental performances and eclectic sound they mix the culture of the surf soaked South West with contemporary freedom songs.


A live performance sees the brothers adeptly using guitar, lap-slide, stomp box, harmonica, didgeridoo and percussion with soul full singing and harmonies all full of energy. In the 3 years since the conception of Echo Town they’ve toured the UK playing festivals and venues including the support slots to Land of the Giants, Tankus the Henge and The Undercover Hippy plus filmed for the ‘Harbourside Sessions‘ websites and appearing on various BBC Introducing shows.



Support act: True Strays - Rhythm and blues fuelled, good time vintage roots rock and roll.


Tickets: £10 (standing with some seating around the edge)

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Friday 23 Mar 20188:00pm Book Now

ROH Live: Bernstein Centenary

ROH Live: Bernstein Centenary

NEW WAYNE MCGREGOR I THE AGE OF ANXIETY

NEW CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

THREE BALLETS


Choreography:        Wayne McGregor

Music: Leonard Bernstein

Conductor: Koen Kessels

Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


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


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


The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artist’s first foray into Bernstein. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are inspired by W.H. Auden’s masterful modernist poem, itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II.



The performance lasts about 3 hours, including two intervals


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

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Tuesday 27 Mar 20187:15pm Book Now

India Electric Company (+support Jack Cookson)

India Electric Company (+support Jack Cookson)

Sometimes folk, sometimes not. This immensely talented Devonian Duo, Cole Stacey and Joseph O’Keefe have been included in the top 10 artists of the last 10 years of BBC Introducing by the great Tom Robinson. If you haven’t had the opportunity to see them before, then grab a ticket now!


India Electric Co. use traditional instruments in contemporary styles to explore diverse themes from Eastern Europe, Irish traditions and urban alienation to end up with something “quirky and glittery - a veritable musical magpie’s nest.” (Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3). Their recently released EP ‘Seven Sisters’ launched at Cecil Sharpe house in November has had some rave reviews and comments. The EP is the second part of a series of releases exploring contrasting themes between the country and the city, focusing on traditional music of England and Scotland and folk songs that have been collected there. In association also with the EFDSS (English Folk Dance and Song Society), Seven Sisters is a body of work that is built around using traditional instruments and tunes in contemporary ways.


“This is sublime! If your troubles don’t melt away when you hear IEC then nothing will shift them. Beautiful, magical” - Jeremy Vine


“Exceptional! Wonderful, atmospheric arrangements.” - BBC Radio Wales


“A superb showcase of the duo’s talents which has them at their most inventive” - FRUK


“Exceptional talents”- Songlines Magazine


“A landmark release for the duo” - Northern Sky Magazine


“They do remarkable things” - Folking.com



Support: Jack Cookson

A multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. He has shared the stage with the likes of Franz Nicolay, Cory Branan and Austin Lucas, and in early 2016 he was announced as one of the final four nominees for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award.


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

Accessible seats available by calling the box office.

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Saturday 31 Mar 20188:00pm Book Now

Royal Opera Live: Macbeth

Royal Opera Live: Macbeth

Director:        Phyllida Lloyd

Designer:        Anthony Ward

Music:                Giuseppe Verdi

Conductor:        Antonio Pappano

Macbeth:        Željko Lučić


Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


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


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


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



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


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

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Wednesday 4 Apr 20187:15pm Book Now

Show of Hands Duo Tour

Show of Hands Duo Tour

‘Where We’re Bound”

Show of Hands Duo Tour 2018  with guest Geoff Lakeman


It’s a rare treat when a multi-award-winning band, renowned enough to sell out the Royal Albert Hall five times over, offer the chance to be enjoyed in smaller, more intimate settings. But Show of Hands are known for doing things differently so that’s exactly what they’re up to with their 2018 duo tour, Where We’re Bound.


Steve Knightley and Phil Beer are two extraordinary craftsmen with one unique sound. Usually joined by ‘third member of the duo’ Miranda Sykes, this tour puts the magic of the original duo format firmly back into the spotlight.


Steve said, “Big shows like the Royal Albert Hall and festivals offer us the chance to make a big sound, often bringing in talented friends to add to the experience. But there is something about playing as a duo that offers something different and more personal, both to ourselves and to our audiences. Phil and I can’t wait; it’ll be like the old days, but with more reliable transport!”


Show of Hands weave story and melody to create a spellbinding display of consummate musicianship. This is an unmissable celebration of Steve and Phil’s enduring impact on roots, acoustic and folk music. The 2018 duo tour won’t just be focusing on nostalgia though. A raft of new songs will be showcased, reminding us that Steve Knightley’s razor-sharp song writing and commentary is more relevant than ever.


Steve and Phil’s special guest is fellow Devonian Geoff Lakeman, chieftain of the brilliant Lakeman tribe. A compelling musician in his own right, the release of his debut album ‘After All These Years’ has seen festivals and concert venues clamouring to book him, suggesting retirement might be off the cards for some time.


'After a triumphant two sets, a standing ovation was rewarded with one last number: the stone-cold Show of Hands classic Santiago. We were about to make an enforced exit, but my wife turned to me and said, ‘We’ve got to stay for this…’  (folkradio.co.uk)


'Formidable operators in the roots arena. A class act' (The Independent)


Tickets for this unmissable tour will be in high demand, so get your tickets soon.



Tickets: £22

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Thursday 5 Apr 20188:00pm Book Now

Kytsun Wolfe’s Cliff and the Shadows

Kytsun Wolfe’s Cliff and the Shadows

After Kytsun Wolfe’s hugely successful appearance portraying Cliff at the famous London Palladium, he is touring throughout the UK. Kytsun and his band The Sounds of The Shadows are loved and supported all across the country, not only because of their exceptional talents, but also, because no other act can recreate the illusion with such amazing accuracy.


Their performance is so uncanny that fans all agree that the experience is so magical, that they truly feel when watching this show that they are back in the 60’s at an actual CLIFF & THE SHADOWS concert. Whether you are a fan or not, it cannot be denied that CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS are the most iconic ‘ Rock ‘n’ Roll ‘ act ever produced in the UK, and their music is still as popular today as it was back in the fabulous 50’s and 60’s.


Tickets £16

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Saturday 7 Apr 20187:30pm Book Now

Dire Streets

Dire Streets

John Brunsdon -  Guitars and vocal

Mark Dryden - Keyboards

Gaz Keenan - Rhythm Guitar

Eoin McQuone - Bass Guitar

Dik Chandler - Drums

Plus Special Guest Steve Wiltshire on Saxophone and Flute


Dire Streets perfectly capture the distinctive, authentic sound of one of the biggest guitar bands of all time.


Fronted by finger picking guitar ace John Brunsdon and his band of accomplished musicians, they play with an attention to detail and musicianship that marks them as the stand-out Dire Straits tribute in the UK.


Dire Streets cover tracks from early classics like Sultans of Swing and Lady Writer, through to the mega-hits of the 80s and Brothers in Arms, taking in all the classic album and live versions from the legendary Alchemy, Live Aid and Mandela concerts.


The band has been described by one popular venue as "very close to the real thing", while another declared "at last, a decent tribute to Dire Straits!"


www.direstreets.co.uk



Tickets: £16 (seated)

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Friday 13 Apr 20188:00pm Book Now

Sarah McQuaid

Sarah McQuaid

“The precision and sophistication of the writing and playing blows me away. I am so glad to be involved,” writes guitar legend Michael Chapman in his introduction to Sarah McQuaid’s fifth solo album If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous – which he offered to produce after meeting Sarah at a festival where they were both on the bill.


Recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards International Guitar Festival in Northern Ireland, Sarah’s also drawn critical praise for her voice (which has been variously likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate) and her engaging rapport with audiences:  “I’ve attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever,” wrote The Huffington Post.


Reviewers of the Madrid-born, Chicago-raised, Cornwall-based singer/songwriter’s previous albums have repeatedly alluded to her “relative obscurity” (The Big Takeover) and “under-the-radar” (The Vinyl District) profile. With her new album – on which she expands her battery of instruments to include piano and electric guitar – she looks set to change that.


“One voice, one guitar, and the wondrous reminder of the magic of music. Sarah has the gift.” – The Huffington Post

 

“The songs are acutely observed and literate, almost like journal notes set to music. They’re measured and tranquil but they’re never dull because there is always a sense of restlessness and unease behind the poetry.... And it’s all lovely.” – R2/Rock 'n' Reel


www.sarahmcquaid.com

www.facebook.com/sarahmcquaidmusic

www.twitter.com/sarahmcquaid

www.youtube.com/sarahmcquaid




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

Accessible seating available by calling the box office


Photo by Phil Nicholls (www.philnicholls.co.uk).


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Saturday 21 Apr 20188:00pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: Manon

Royal Ballet Live: Manon

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


Choreography:        Kenneth MacMillan

Music:                Jules Massenet

Conductor:        Martin Yates

Orchestra:        Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


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


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


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



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


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



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Thursday 3 May 20187:15pm Book Now

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella (12A)

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

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

Followed by live Q&A with choreographer Matthew Bourne

Running time 150 minutes (incl. Q&A)


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


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



Director & Choreographer – Matthew Bourne

Set & Costume Design – Lez Brotherston

Lighting Designer – Neil Austin

Sound Designer – Paul Groothuis

Music composed by Sergei Prokofiev


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

Accessible seats are available by calling the box office 01404 384050

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Tuesday 15 May 20187:00pm Book Now

Cara Dillon

Cara Dillon

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


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


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



www.caradillon.co.uk


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



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

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Friday 18 May 20187:30pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: Swan Lake

Royal Ballet Live: Swan Lake

CHOREOGRAPHY MARIUS PETIPA AND LEVIVANOV

ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY LIAM SCARLETT AND FREDERICK ASHTON

MUSIC PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY


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


Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.Prince Siegfried chances upon a fl ock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night. Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s fi rst ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.



The performance lasts about 3 hours, including two intervals.


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




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Tuesday 12 Jun 20187:15pm Book Now

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

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

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


John Williams


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


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



John Etheridge


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


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


Gary Ryan


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


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


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


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

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Friday 15 Jun 20187:30pm Book Now