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Michael Morpurgo's Out of the Ashes

Michael Morpurgo's Out of the Ashes

CITY OF LIGHT THEATRE

Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo

Adapted and Directed by Alex Jackson


Becky Morely begins her diary on New Years Day 2001. Little does she realise just how much that year would change her life.


Based on the novel by award-winning writer Michael Morpurgo, Out of the Ashes is the story of Becky’s experience on her family farm in Devon, during the outbreak of foot and mouth disease across the UK.


We experience Becky’s memories of the outbreak as she wrote them in her diary. The story features the birth of her first lamb, Little Josh, her glorious rides with Ruby the horse, and the gradual spread of the disease from hundreds of miles away to right outside her doorstep. Becky’s diary comes alive on stage using heartfelt storytelling, family bonds and beautiful staging to document the spread of foot and mouth to the Morely’s farm.


The performance takes you through the joys of living in the South West’s rural countryside and the momentous effect foot and mouth disease had on British farming.


‘Charming and inventive, the piece uses simple staging and storytelling to shed light on a monumental crisis in recent history.’  EXEUNT


‘The performances by Chelsea Marie and Amelia Hibbert were also superb.’ EXEUNT


Tickets: Adult £8, Student/Under 16s £6

Suggested age suitability 9+


Accessible seating is available by calling the box office 01404 384050

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Saturday 30 Sep 20177:30pm Book Now

The Snow Dragon

The Snow Dragon

Presented by Tall Stories


THE NIGHT OF THE SNOW DRAGON APPROACHES...


Billy has everything a young goat could need – and more besides. On New Year’s Eve, Billy is looking forward to the annual visit of the legendary Snow Dragon, who will bring him even more goodies…


But when Billy bumps into some hungry wolves in the forest, New Year’s Day seems a long way off. How will Billy escape? And has he been naughty or nice?


Toe-tapping songs and lots of laughs for everyone aged 3 and up, from Tall Stories, the company that brought you ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘The Snail and the Whale’, ‘Room on the Broom’ 'The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr Benn' and many more.


"If you are a kid, if you have kids, if you ever were a kid, go and see The Snow Dragon." THREE WEEKS ★★★★★


"The Snow Dragon is Tall Stories at its finest." THE LIST ★★★★★


"Lovely, cheery fun." THE STAGE ★★★★


All Tickets: £10

Accessible seating is available by calling the box office 01404 384050

Running time 55 minutes (no interval)

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Friday 27 Oct 20172:00pm Book Now

Monmouth: The West Country Rebellion

Monmouth: The West Country Rebellion

BurntOut Theatre


June 11th 1685. The Duke of Monmouth lands at Lyme Regis with 83 men to raise a Protestant army against James II, and begin what was to be England’s last rebellion against the Crown. Five weeks later and with a 3000-strong army swelled by dissenting men and women from Dorset, Devon and Somerset, Monmouth prepared to fight the last ever pitched battle on English soil, and the first step towards modern democracy.


This epic history of Dorset, Devon and Somerset, told through the eyes of Alice who joins the rebellion as a young girl, is performed by a 20-strong cast of South West actors, singers and musicians, with original live music and film projection.


Developed at the Marine Theatre Lyme Regis, this brand new play was created by the team behind The Tempest of Lyme Writer Andrew Rattenbury (The Golden Hour, Doc Martin, The Postman Always Rings Twice) and Director Clemmie Reynolds (BurntOut Theatre’s Muscovado; Winner Alfred Fagon Audience Award 2015.)


Supported by the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis and West Dorset District Council.


"Balanced and cleverly paced to ensure that what could have been a stodgy dollop of history was extremely lively and fun, while not in any way diminishing the seriousness of the subject matter... another fine achievement from the pen of Andrew Rattenbury, and the direction of Clemmie Reynolds." - Bridport Review


"The excitement and terror of these times... are vividly brought to life by an exceptional company" - Fine Times Recorder


"a superb script that makes light work of the historical exposition describing events through the memories of the 70-year-old Alice Hawkier who as a ballsy 18-year-old had posed as a boy and found herself recruited as Monmouth’s valet. The action was superbly staged with back projection connecting it to modern Lyme and current affairs; while the use of music to conjure period atmosphere and aural descriptions was both inventive and extremely effective." - Nick Churchill, Dorset Life.


Tickets: Adult £10, Under 16 £6, Group of ten £90.
Suitable age 9+. Warning - there will be gun shots.

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Saturday 11 Nov 20177:30pm Book Now

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

DAVID MYNNE performs Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Joy to all mankind... Bah!

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

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

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

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

...and hopefully a few laughs. Bah!

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

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


The show is 75min plus 15 min interval.

Suitable for adults and children age 8+


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

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Thursday 7 Dec 20177:30pm Book Now

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


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