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Lily and the Albatross

Lily and the Albatross

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


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


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


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


For more details check www.talltreetheatre.co.uk



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

(includes a booking fee of 30p)


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Thursday 24 Oct 20193:00pm Book Now

ROH Live: Don Pasquale (12A)

ROH Live: Don Pasquale

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


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


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


Sung in Italian with English subtitles


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


Cast & Creatives

Don Pasquale: Bryn Terfel

Norina: Olga Peretyatko

Ernesto: Ioan Hotea

Malatesta: Mariusz Kwiecień


Music: Gaetano Donizetti

Libretto: Giovanni Ruffini and Gaetano Donizetti

Conductor: Evelino Pidò

Director: Damiano Michieletto



Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes.


Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Thursday 24 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: On the Town (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: On the Town

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

Cast includes: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller

Duration: 94 mins


New York, New York, it's a wonderful town - especially when sailors Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin have a 24-hour shore leave to see the sights - and when those sights include Ann Miller, Betty Garrett and Vera-Ellen.


The joyous musical film released in 1949 which was the first memorable pairing of Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra. With music by Leonard Bernstein On the Town includes some great song and dance numbers.



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 25 Oct 20192:00pm 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)


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Wednesday 30 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now (Sold Out)

The Dracula Spectacula

The Dracula Spectacula

Honiton Community Theatre Company are extremely excited and very proud to present their very first musical production performed exclusively by the youth members of the company.


Dracula Spectacula is written by John Gardiner with music by Andrew Parr and has a sizzling score and a fresh hilarious script. We follow naive teacher Miss Nadia as she takes her pupils on a school trip to Transylvania, and they meet all kinds of interesting people on their journey!


A truly family friendly show which will entertain audiences of all ages. Fancy dress welcome if you feel like wearing something spooky!


Directed by Sally Cregan and Katie Haywood, and produced by Shaun and Tracey Bonetta.


Tickets: Adult £10, U16 £8

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NT Live: Hansard (12A)

NT Live: Hansard

Hansard: noun

The official report of all parliamentary debates.


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


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


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


This production is a Live screening.



Running time approximately 110 minutes with no interval.


Tickets: Adult £15.30 / Student £12.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Thursday 7 Nov 20197:00pm Book Now

Judy (12A)

Judy

Director: Rupert Goold

Stars: Renée Zellweger, Rufus Sewell, Finn Wittrock, Jessie Buckley, Michael Gambon


Winter 1968: Showbiz legend Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town.


It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in THE WIZARD OF OZ, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown.


As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of romance seem undimmed as she embarks on a courtship with Mickey Deans (Finn Wittrock), her soon-to-be fifth husband.


And yet Judy is fragile.After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood; gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids.Will she have the strength to go on?


Featuring some of her best-known songs, including the timeless classic ‘Over the Rainbow’, JUDY celebrates the voice, the capacity for love and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer".


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

(includes booking fee of 30p per ticket)


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Friday 8 Nov 20197:30pm Book Now

Katy Hurt & Band: The Revved Up Tour + Support

Katy Hurt & Band: The Revved Up Tour + Support

Katy Hurt’s “Revved Up” Tour roars in to the Beehive!

Plus Support: Roseanna Ball


Katy Hurt has rapidly become a leading light on the UK Country/Americana scene and all without having released a full length studio album.


2018 saw her nominated for “Best Country/Folk Act” at the Unsigned Music Awards as well as performing festival slots at Country 2 Country, BlackDeer, Rhythmtree, Cornbury and many more. Since the launch of her EP “Pieces of Me” Katy has spent time touring with 100+ shows each year around the country. There have been highly praised singles from her upcoming EP “Unfinished Business", with songs impressing fans by the combination of the honest lyrical content with driving riffs and haunting vocals.


BBC Radio 2’s Paul Sexton described Katy as “One of the most exciting prospects on the burgeoning country scene”, saying “Hurt’s distinctive EP is the latest evidence of a career that’s already produced an iTunes UK Country No. 1 in ‘Love You More, she’s a vivacious and magnetic performer. Check her out now whilst you can still get to the front row”.


Katy’s performance at The Pilton Party, highly praised by Michael Eavis, introduced crowds to her latest singles displaying great crossover potential into the rock, pop and blues genres. “Truly a diverse artist”.


Check out the website at www.katyhurt.com



Roseanna Ball is a solo singer songwriter, inspired by the likes of Johnny Cash, Tori Amos and Seth Lakeman.


"Roseanna has a charming quality that we rarely see these days. She effortlessly draws the audience into her world” - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman


Check out artist website at www.roseannaball.com


Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door

Includes 30p booking fee per ticket

This will be a seated gig (unallocated)

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office.


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Saturday 9 Nov 20198:00pm Book Now

Hefted

Hefted

Hefted is a new play by David Lane - a story in nine scenes which hurtles through 600 years of life in Devon.


Leaping through landscapes and racing through eras from 1475 to 2075, Hefted will take you on an extraordinary journey through North Devon. From Dolton in 1780 you'll come to the Tarka Line in 1861, via the walking wind turbines in Bradworthy in 2005 and on to an imagined future at Lundy Island.


Inspired by conversations and interviews with people across Devon, David Lane has written a new play about the connection that we have to our land, the pull of our past and what it means for our future.


Following the sell out success of the play when performed by a community cast last year, this is a rare opportunity to see a touring studio version performed by a small professional cast including North Devon theatre company, multi story theatre.


This show is brought to the Beehive through Villages in Action, the rural touring scheme which brings exceptional quality performances to Devon.


"Incredible...I learnt so much about Devon and watching this, I felt really moved" - Audience Member


To accompany the show we are delighted to be able to host an exhibition of the work of James Ravilious, famous photographer of the Devon rural landscape, courtesy of the Beaford Archive. This will be in the Gallery.


Tickets: Adults £9, U16 £7 (Unallocated seating)

Includes 30p per ticket booking charge.

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office.

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Friday 15 Nov 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

42nd Street (12A)

42nd Street

Filmed live at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London


42nd Street, the legendary Broadway musical theatre classic, is a ‘glorious’ (★★★★★ Express) and ‘utterly moreish extravaganza of glitz’ (★★★★★ Times).


Telling the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway, this is the largest ever staging of the Tony® Award-winning musical and it was filmed live at the magnificent Theatre Royal in the heart of London’s West End.

Starring national treasure Bonnie Langford as Dorothy Brock and featuring iconic songs 42nd Street, 'We’re in the Money' and 'Lullaby Of Broadway', this is pure musical magic on the big screen - entertainment doesn’t get bigger than this!


★★★★★ 'Achingly beautiful revival of an American classic’ - Telegraph


★★★★★ ‘Extraordinary’ - The Stage


★★★★ ‘Quality Street’ - Daily Mail


★★★★ ‘A spectacular revival’ - Time Out



Tickets:- Adults £12.80, Students £10.30

(includes 30p booking fee per ticket)

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Thursday 21 Nov 20197:30pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: The Lavender Hill Mob (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: The Lavender Hill Mob

Director: Charles Crichton

Cast includes: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James, Alfie Bass, John Gregson, Marjorie Fielding

Duration: 77 mins


"Your Biggest laugh in Years!"


Classic Ealing comedy from 1951 with all start cast of British Cinema greats. A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers. Join their mad-cap adventures. Watch out for early appearances from Audrey Hepburn and Valerie Singleton!


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 22 Nov 20192:00pm Book Now

A Glover Not a Fighter - Tom Glover

A Glover Not a Fighter - Tom Glover

Best New Show nominee - Leicester Comedy Festival 2019


Horror movies. Lactose intolerance. Bike rides. Tom Glover is a comic not afraid to tackle the big issues. This is the debut show from a snowflake son of an alpha male trying to do right in a world that is wrong.


Host of our regular Beehive comedy night, Tom will be returning triumphantly fresh from a month long run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The hour long show will feature a selection of Tom's best routines as well as some never before heard material as he muses about fatherhood and masculinity in modern Britain.


“A firm audience favourite”Chortle


There is a strong future for this fresh-faced comic.” - Edinburgh Fringe Review


Suitable for 12+


Tickets £10 (Unallocated seating)

Includes 30p booking fee.

Accessible seating available by calling the Box Office

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Friday 22 Nov 20198:00pm Book Now

NT Live: Present Laughter (12A)

NT Live: Present Laughter

A new production of Noel Coward's timeless comedy.

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


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


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


This production was filmed live in front of an audience.



Approximate running time is about 3 hours.


Tickets: Adult £15.30 / Student £12.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office


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Thursday 28 Nov 20197:00pm Book Now

Holy Moly & The Crackers + Chris Kipper Roberts (Support)

Holy Moly & The Crackers + Chris Kipper Roberts (Support)

The 'Take a Bite' UK Tour with Support Chris Kipper Roberts


With an amazing 2018 behind them, 2019 brings folk/rock Holy Moly & The Crackers back out onto the stage with a brand new album and an army of growing fans. Come along for the ride - the craziest party in town always has room for one more! Influenced by an eclectic range of music, HMATC play an exciting and visceral blend of rock, pop, folk, blues, Balkan, klezmer, ska and reggae. In the perfect collision of rowdy tunes, pumping danceability and compelling storytelling, this wrangling folk group present a medley of original songs and old time drinking tunes, both hilarious and thrilling, and sure to entertain!


HMATC released their album Salem in July 2017, receiving acclaimed reviews and radio play from several stations. The band have toured the UK twice, selling out venues across the country and appearing at festivals including Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Bestival and Beautiful Days. Salem's lead single, the barnstorming indie-rock anthem Cold Comfort Lane, was used for the end credits for the 2018 blockbuster movie Oceans 8.


'Take A Bite', their latest album, sets its stall confidently in the previously unoccupied space between the Gossip, Arctic Monkeys, the B52s and Gogol Bordello


Seeing Holy Moly And The Crackers was not attending a gig, it was immersing yourself in a show. It was circus, it was sideshow, it was international, but most of all it was bloody exhilarating” – Rockshot Mag



Check out the band web site here


Support from Chris Kipper Roberts a singer/songwriter from Wales who now lives in Dorchester. Kipper is both a charismatic and entertaining artist who is influenced by the wonderful Woody Guthrie. He is delighted to be supporting HMATC again at this show.


Check out artist website here.


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

Includes an admin fee of 30p per ticket.

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

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Friday 29 Nov 20198:00pm Book Now

The Goldfinch (15)

The Goldfinch

Director: John Crowley

Writers: Peter Straughan, adapted from the 2013 novel by Donna Tartt

Starring: Oakes Fegley, Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson


Theodore Decker was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day...a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch. The Goldfinch.


The film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s globally acclaimed best-selling novel, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.



Tickets: Adults £6.80, U16 £5.80

(includes 30p booking fee per ticket)


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Saturday 30 Nov 20197:30pm Book Now

The Voice of Roy Orbison with Brenda Lee

The Voice of Roy Orbison with Brenda Lee

Christmas Special!


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


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


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


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


An evening full of memories and pure nostalgia!


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


Produced by A.M. Productions ( Northwest) Ltd


www.amptheatreagency.co.uk


www.facebook.com/DarrenPageFanClub


Tickets £17

Accessible seating available by calling the box office


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Friday 6 Dec 20197:30pm Book Now

Seth Lakeman

Seth Lakeman

Seth Lakeman with special guest Winter Mountain


Charismatic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman recorded and released his acclaimed, ninth solo album The Well Worn Path on a short break from his whirlwind world tour with rock legend Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters in 2018 & 2019.  Seth has been touring around the world for the last year with Robert Plant, playing as part of his band and also opening shows with his own set.


Having spent the summer continuing his tour with Rober Plant and playing a number of festivals with his band Seth is now embarking on a solo tour and choosing to play these shows in intimate art centres in towns that he has not visited for a long time. We are delighted to welcome to the Beehive with this solo show.


Since the Mercury Prize nominated “Kitty Jay” (recorded in his kitchen for £300) and the follow-up gold selling “Freedom Fields” Seth Lakeman has relentlessly pushed his musical boundaries and those of folk and roots music. The Well Worn Path is a return to a no-nonsense, organic, classic folk-rock approach with hints of Fairport Convention, Neil Young, Nick Cave and Billy Bragg. Plus Lakeman’s trademark foot-stomping, fiddle bow-shredding and soaring vocals.


"A searing and righteous cracker" - Daily Mirror ⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Lakeman looks back to rock out......classy album"  - Songlines ⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Lakeman continues to impress and surpass himself" entertainment-focus.com ⭐⭐⭐⭐


Check out Seth Lakeman's website here.



The special guest is Cornish singer/songwriter Winter Mountain (a.k.a. Joe Francis). In the last 18 months Winter Mountain has supported pop icon Seal, Elbow frontman Guy Garvey, Richard Thompson and The Feeling. The Winter Mountain sound is a blend of melodic songs, an extraordinarily soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics, reminiscent of a time before digital recording when the emphasis fell on the importance of live performance and the essence of the songs.


Check out Winter Mountain website here



Tickets £22 - allocated seating

Includes 30p booking fee per ticket

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office


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Saturday 7 Dec 20198:00pm Book Now

Royal Ballet: Coppelia (12A)

Royal Ballet: Coppelia

A Christmas treat for the whole family.


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


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


Cast & Creatives

Choreography: Ninette de Valois after Lev Ivanov and Enrico Cecchetti

Music: Léo Delibes

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

Designer: Osbert Lancaster

Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Approximate running time: about 2 hours 30 minutes



Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Thursday 12 Dec 20197:15pm Book Now

Last Christmas (12A)

Last Christmas

Based on an idea by Emma Thompson & George Michael

Featuring the songs of George Michael

Directed by Paul Feig

Cast includes Emilia Clarke, Emma Thompson, Henry Golding and Michelle Yeoh

Duration: 113 minutes


Emilia Clarke (Daernerys in Game of Thrones) plays Kate, a young woman down on her luck who accepts a job as a department store elf during the holidays. Tom (Henry Golding from Crazy Rich Asians) seems too good to be true when he walks into her life and starts to see through so many of Kate's barriers. As London transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, nothing should work for these two. But sometimes, you gotta let the snow fall where it may, you gotta listen to your heart … and you gotta have faith.



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

Price includes 30p booking fee per ticket

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office


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Friday 13 Dec 20197:30pm Book Now

A Brief History of Christmas

A Brief History of Christmas

600 Years of Yuletide Songs, Carols, Tunes and Tales


Acclaimed musicians GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrims’ Way) present a festive romp through 600 years of Christmas music, songs and carols.


Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending in the 20th century, ‘A Brief History of Christmas’ is a whistle-stop tour of the origins of our midwinter festivities. Featuring long-forgotten songs and tales as well as some familiar and well-loved carols, ‘A Brief History of Christmas‘ is a show guaranteed to delight the hearts of young and old.


The show takes in 600 years of music – featuring music and songs played on archaic instruments such as cittern, shawm and rauschpfeife, as well as more familiar instruments such as guitar, flute, oboe and accordion -  all helped along by GreenMatthews‘ trademark wit and humour.


A Brief History of Christmas‘ is the perfect show for anyone looking to recapture the simple Yuletide delights of fellowship, laughter and good cheer.


Eclectic and enjoyable - a bewildering array of instrumentsEnglish Dance and Song


You guys are awesome!Bill Barclay, Director of Music at Shakespeare’s Globe



Tickets: - Adults £12.50 in advance, £15.50 On the Door, Students £12.50

(Includes 30p per ticket admin. charge)

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office.


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Saturday 14 Dec 20197:30pm Book Now

Mad Dog Mcrea with Gaz Brookfield

Mad Dog Mcrea with Gaz Brookfield

Damnation Alley Tour 2019 - with support from Gaz Brookfield


Well, it wouldn't be Christmas without them!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



www.maddogmcrea.co.uk


The support act for the evening is Gaz Brookfield. Past winner of Acoustic Magazine's singer songwriter of the year Gaz has toured extensively, supported The Levellers, Seth Lakeman, Frank Turner and many more, sold out numerous gig in his home town of Bristol and played over 100 festivals. Check out www.gazbrookfield.com and here he is learning to be a Pirate:-



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

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Thursday 19 Dec 20198:00pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Holiday Inn. (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Holiday Inn.

Director: Mark Sandrich

Cast includes: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds

Duration: 100 mins


Ratings Info: Contains a scene of racial stereotyping


For all those dreaming of a 'White Christmas' here is the 1942 Irving Berlin musical where the song first appeared. Jim (Bing Crosby) and Lila are members of a performing trio who plan to quit and run a country hotel. When Lila says she has fallen in love with the dancer in the act, Ted (Fred Astaire), Jim leaves town with a broken heart. After turning the inn into a holidays-only live entertainment venue, Jim winds up booking - and falling for - Linda (Marjorie Reynolds). But when Ted shows up at the place after being dumped by Lila, he too sets his sights on beautiful Linda.


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.

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Friday 20 Dec 20192:00pm Book Now

Andre Rieu: 70 Years Young (12A)

Andre Rieu: 70 Years Young

Join the celebration of Andres 70th Birthday.


André Rieu is celebrating a landmark birthday and is inviting cinema audiences all over the world to his party!


70 YEARS YOUNG is André Rieu’s ultimate concert featuring musical highlights chosen by the maestro himself from his illustrious career so far.


This unique commemorative celebration will take you on an unbelievable journeyaround the world to André Rieu’s most amazing concert locations, including Schönbrunn Vienna, Radio City Music Hall New York and the Coronation Concert in Amsterdam.


As part of the celebration, André Rieu reminisces with cinema host Charlotte Hawkins about his life, love and music, while taking his cinema audience on an exclusive tour of his home in Maastricht.


Bring your friends and kick off the New Year together in style, in the comfort of the cinema, with the most wonderful music from the birthday boy – the King of Waltz! Hip hip hooray!



Tickets: £10.30 - Allocated seating

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Saturday 4 Jan 20207:00pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: The Sleeping Beauty (12A)

Royal Ballet Live: The Sleeping Beauty

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


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


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


Cast & Creatives

Choreography: Marius Petipa

Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Additional choreography:  Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell, Christopher Wheeldon

Conductor: Simon Hewett


Approximate running time is about 3 hours


Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

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Thursday 16 Jan 20207:15pm Book Now

ROH Live: La Boheme (12A)

ROH Live: La Boheme

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


The Story:- When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill.


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


Sung in Italian with English subtitles.


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


Cast & Creatives

Music: Giacomo Puccini

Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume

Director: Richard Jones

Mimì: Sonya Yoncheva

Rodolfo: Charles Castronovo

Marcello: Andrzej Filończyk

Musetta: Aida Garifullina

Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House



Approximate running time is about 2 hours 30 minutes


Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

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Friday 31 Jan 20207:15pm Book Now

Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington

Following the sell-out success of Cinderella (February 2019), Honiton Community Theatre Company returns to The Beehive with one of the oldest (600 years) and most loved pantomimes of all time.


This traditional pantomime story by Gail Lowe follows the adventures of Dick and his friends as they travel from London to Morocco in search of fame and fortune with entertaining new characters as well as traditional favourites like Kitty, Sarah the Cook, King Rat and the Sultan.


Alderman Fitwarren and his motley crew are sailing for Morocco when King Rat manages to sink the ship on the shores of the Sultan’s private beach. There follows a misguided escape attempt by our heroes culminating in an exciting showdown in King Rat’s Lair.


A fun-filled panto from start to finish: a cat, a camel and lots of laughs.


‘The energy and enthusiasm of the cast spilled out into the audience’ (NODA on Cinderella 2019)


Creative team

Director – Shaun Bonetta

Musical Director – Ian Crew

Choreographer – Sarah Pottinger


Tickets: Adult £14, U16 £8


**U16 Early bird ticket £7.20 until Friday 20th December**


(includes 30p booking fee per ticket)

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Genesis Visible Touch:The Duke Tour

Genesis Visible Touch:The Duke Tour

Genesis Visible Touch are the ultimate Phil Collins-era Genesis show!


In 1980, Genesis released their iconic album “Duke” and embarked on their last ever small theatre tour. To celebrate the 40th anniversary, Genesis Visible Touch are touring in early 2020 performing the “Duke Tour” live set.


Expect old classics alongside hits such as “Turn It On Again”, “Misunderstanding” and “Follow You Follow Me”!


“The closest you’ll see to ‘intimate’ Collins era Genesis before their explosion into the gargantuan arena shows of the mid 80s” - Chester Chronicle


“A ‘must see’ show!” - Dave Hutchins, Genesis’ engineer on The Lamb…


“The singer sounds more like Phil Collins than Phil Collins!” - The Ayrshire Post


See more details at www.genesisvisibletouch.com



Tickets £16.50 in advance, £18.50 on the door (seated)

Includes an admin fee of 30p

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Friday 28 Feb 20208:00pm Book Now

Billy Mitchell & Bob Fox

Billy Mitchell & Bob Fox

5 Star B&B Tour - from Waters of Tyne to Fog on the Tyne


Two of the UK’s best known and loved singers - Billy Mitchell (Lindisfarne, Jack the Lad, Pitmen Poets) and Bob Fox (Warhorse Songman, Fox and Luckley, Pitmen Poets) are taking to the road together to tour their show 5 Star B&B throughout the UK. Their last tour as a duo was back in 2010 when their sold out performances earned glowing reviews.


Their individual busy schedules have prevented them from reuniting... until now and we are delighted to welcome them to the Beehive. And what a treat it will be. The duo’s ability to connect with the audience is immediately evident as they lead you through some of their favourite songs including original Lindisfarne classics and traditional folk arrangements of songs such as Sally Wheatley, Meet me on the Corner, Dance to your Daddy, Collier Laddie’s Wife, Big River, Galway Shawl and many more..


I’ve just witnessed my favourite gig of the year, and who would doubt me when I say that it was Billy Mitchell and Bob Fox”  - Pete Fyffe


Billy and Bob’s vocal performances aren’t so much good as towering”  - Brian Coles


"A masterclass in live entertainment." - Customs House, South Shields



Tickets £16 - Allocated seating

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Friday 13 Mar 20207:30pm Book Now

Hazel O'Connor: Breaking Glass 40 Years On - Hallelujah!

Hazel O'Connor: Breaking Glass 40 Years On - Hallelujah!

Breaking Glass 40 Years On-Hallelujah!

“They were absolutely fantastic, bringing the entire audience roaring to its feet.”  Telegraph


The first major female star of the 80’s, award winning singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor rose to fame exactly forty years ago in 1980 starring in the film 'Breaking Glass' . There were hits and eye-catching  Top of The Pops appearances aplenty along the way.  Hazel's ageless songs  include 'Eighth Day', 'Will You', 'Big Brother', 'Monsters in Disguise', 'Calls The Tune', 'If Only', 'Give Me An Inch', 'Blackman' and 'Hanging Around' - all of which seem even more relevant in our present times.


Celebrating the Hallelujah Moments of a stunning and illustrious live career Hazel is  accompanied here by virtuoso saxophonist Clare Hirst (The Belle Stars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax , Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics)  keyboards and Tony Qunta (Odyssey/Edgar Winter) on guitar., This powerful blend of voices and musicianship brings a classy touch of  energy, passion and fire to Hazel’s vibrant performance.  With a special meet and greet immediately after the show you're in for a treat. Unmissable!.


“ It's all there, that voice, soaring sax ...timeless.”. Glastonbury Festival


“The sturdiness and earthy expression of her voice...marvellous” Hot Press                                            

More details can be found at www.hazeloconnor.com


When Hazel O'Connor was last at the Beehive it was a Sell Out and an amazing show - book early to avoid disappointment!


Tickets £20 - Allocated seating.

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Friday 27 Mar 20207:30pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: Swan Lake. (12A)

Royal Ballet Live: Swan Lake.

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


The Story:- Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.


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

Cast & Creatives

Choreography:- Liam Scarlett after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Additional choreography:- Frederick Ashton

Production:- Liam Scarlett

Designer:- John Macfarlane

Conductor:- Koen Kessels



Approximate running time is about 3 hours


Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

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Wednesday 1 Apr 20207:15pm Book Now

India Electric Co

India Electric Co

India Electric Co. - Album Launch Tour


We are delighted to welcome back Joe and Cole to the Beehive, their hometown venue! This eagerly anticipated show will be their only Devon gig to launch the new album. Sure to be another sell out so get your tickets early.


Sometimes folk, sometimes not, India Electric Co. use traditional instruments in contemporary styles to explore diverse themes from Eastern Europe, Irish traditions and modern urban alienation to end up with something “quirky and glittery – a veritable musical magpie’s nest.” – BBC Radio 3.


Here they embark on their UK tour to coincide with their much anticipated second album release following on from their recent worldwide tours with Midge Ure. With live sessions on BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, performances at Glastonbury and Cambridge Folk Festival, the duo bring a dynamic, intimate and unique format to these live concerts.


“Exceptional talents.” Songlines Magazine


Two of the most extraordinary musicians, a phenomenal duo”BBC Radio 2


“Fresh and gobsmacking!” - Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music


More details at www.indiaelectricco.com



Tickets £12.50 in advance, £15 on the door

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Friday 10 Apr 20207:30pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: The Dante Project (12A)

Royal Ballet Live: The Dante Project

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


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


Cast & Creatives

Choreography:- Wayne McGregor

Music:- Thomas Adès

Design:- Tacita Dean

Lighting design:- Lucy Carter, Simon Bennison

Dramaturg:- Uzma Hameed

Conductor:- Koen Kessels



Approximate running time is about 3 hours


Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

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Thursday 28 May 20207:15pm Book Now

ROH Live: Elektra (12A)

ROH Live: Elektra

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


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


Sung in German with English subtitles


Cast & Creatives

Music:- Richard Strauss

Libretto:- Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Conductor:- Antonio Pappano

Director:- Christof Loy

Elektra:- Nina Stemme

Chrysothemis:- Sara Jakubiak

Klytämnestra:- Karita Mattila

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



Approximate running time is about 2 hours.


Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

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Thursday 18 Jun 20207:45pm Book Now