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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


(includes 30p booking fee per ticket)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office


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Tuesday 18 Feb 20207:00pm Book Now
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Friday 21 Feb 20207:00pm Book Now
Saturday 22 Feb 20202:00pm Book Now (Sold Out)
Saturday 22 Feb 20207:00pm Book Now (Sold Out)

Nostalgic Cinema: Bedknobs & Broomsticks (PG)

Nostalgic Cinema: Bedknobs & Broomsticks

Classic Disney Comedy Musical from 1971

Director: Robert Stevenson

Cast includes Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Sam Jaffe, John Ericson, Bruce Forsyth, Tessie O'Shea


During WWII three evacuee children are sent to live with Eglantine Price, who turns out to be a trainee witch. From there they embark on a series of adventures, travelling using a magic bed, in search of the mystical words that will enable Price to help with the war effort. From the team that brought you 'Mary Poppins' with the cast joining in with animated sequences such as the wonderful 'Bobbing Along'.



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.


Tickets £3.80 - includes tea and biscuits.

(includes an admin fee of 30p).

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Thursday 27 Feb 20202:00pm Book Now

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

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

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Friday 28 Feb 20208:00pm Book Now

The Truth About Love: Bizet to Broadway

The Truth About Love: Bizet to Broadway

A fund raising concert in aid of Action East Devon and Honiton Dementia Alliance.


A delightful evening of musical entertainment full of popular tunes from the worlds of opera and musical theatre.  All proceeds from this one off performance will go towards supporting people living with Dementia in the Honiton area through the charities Action East Devon and Honiton Dementia Alliance.


The London West Ends Louise Walsh joins Alison Kettlewell from English National Opera and The Royal Opera House to bring you this evening of musical favourites and will be accompanied on the piano by Joyce Clarke. They will be joined by tenor Tom Morris and the Devon Close Harmony Quartet.


Louise lives in London and is an internationally renowned soprano with credits including the role of Christine in Andrew Lloyd Webbers 'Phantom of the Opera'. Louise has also sung with English National Opera and in many Opera houses throughout Europe.


Alison lives locally but is currently a guest artist at the Royal Opera House. Recent engagements have included understudying Katisha in the 'Mikado' for English National Opera and concerts in many cathedrals throughout the UK. Alison has sung roles in opera houses and concert halls throughout Europe and the United Kingdom at venues ranging from Italian Opera Houses to the Royal Albert Hall.


Joyce Clarke also lives locally and has performed across the UK. She has given Piano Recitals in Venice and, more recently, in Tuscany where, in 2019, she gave her third annual Recital at a Summer Festival near Arezzo.


Tom is a member of the Devon Close Harmony Quartet an a cappella quartet based in Newton Abbott. Although they initially sang close harmony in the American “Barbershop” style, they have since gained a reputation for performing a wide variety of musical styles, including rich and exciting contemporary arrangements of classic folk, pop, gospel and blues songs. Tom also has a wider classical repertoire and will be singing alongside Alison and Louise.



Tickets: £10 in advance,£8 for Carers, £12 on the door (Allocated Seating)

Price includes 30p booking fee per ticket

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

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Saturday 29 Feb 20207:30pm Book Now

NT Live: Cyrano de Bergerac (15)

NT Live: Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

By Edmond Rostand, in a new version by Martin Crimp

Directed by Jamie Lloyd

Cast Includes James McAvoy

Duration: 180 mins (tbc)


A National Theatre Live Event by the Jamie Lloyd Company.


James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, this performance was filmed in front of a live audience at the Playhouse Theatre in London.


Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?


Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.


'Mesmerising. Glittering. An unforgettable evening' ***** - The Times


'The most breathtakingly exciting show in London right now' ***** - Evening Standard


'McAvoy is spellbinding as Cyrano' ***** - Metro



Tickets: Adults £15.30, U16 £12.30

Includes booking fee of 30p per ticket

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office




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Thursday 5 Mar 20207:00pm Book Now

The Undercover Hippy - Solo

The Undercover Hippy - Solo

THE UNDERCOVER HIPPY - solo


Best known for his high energy full band shows, it is something of a rare treat to catch Billy Rowan, a.k.a. The Undercover Hippy, giving an intimate solo performance.


The show will offer an opportunity to hear the songs in their rawest form, up close and personal, and to really connect with the lyrics and the performer. One of Billy’s biggest strengths is the way he manages to pack his songs full of political and social commentary whilst at the same time remaining playful and uplifting, and this playfulness is even more apparent in an acoustic setting.


Covering topics from fake news, internet privacy and the U.S. election, to nappy wearing barristers and best friends trying to snog your mum, his performance takes you on a rollercoaster of storytelling and thought provoking protest pieces.



'Phenomenal Flow' - Tom Robinson BBC6 Music


'Truly Electrifying' - On the Beat Magazine


'Insanely Infectious' - Liverpool Sound


Tickets £12 in advance, £14 o.t.d. (Unallocated Seating)

Includes 30p booking fee per ticket

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office



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Friday 6 Mar 20208:00pm Book Now

Jojo Rabbit (12A)

Jojo Rabbit

Director: Taika Waititi

Cast includes Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Rebel Wilson

Duration: 118 minutes


Writer-director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE) channels his signature style of humour and pathos into a provocative anti-hate satire that was one of the most talked-about films on the autumn festival circuit. In the dying days of the Second World War, a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.



'It's Waititi's ability to balance unassailably goofy moments with an acknowledgment of real-life horrors that makes the movie exceptional.' - TIME magazine


'Director Taika Waititi's self-described "anti-hate satire" blossoms into a big-hearted black comedy with the thorniest possible subject at its center.' - New York Post


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

Includes booking fee of 30p per ticket

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

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Saturday 7 Mar 20207:30pm 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

Includes 30p booking fee per ticket.

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office


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Friday 13 Mar 20207:30pm Book Now

The Farewell (PG)

The Farewell

Director: Lulu Wang

Cast includes Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Jim Liu, Shuzhen Zhou, Gil Perez-Abraham

Duration: 108 minutes


Young Chinese-American Billi (Awkwafina) discovers that her beloved grandmother Nai Nai is dying of cancer back in China, and that her family have decided to keep the diagnosis a secret from Nai Nai. But they still want to gather together to say their goodbyes, so they hatch an elaborate plan to stage a fake wedding between Billi’s cousin Hao Hao (Han Chen) and his girlfriend of just three months. Billi returns to China as aunts, uncles and cousins all gather around the unsuspecting family matriarch for a loving celebration intended to hide her secret farewell.


Billi is torn between her modern sensibilities and respect for family and cultural traditions, and just wants to do the right thing by her beloved grandmother.



'The Farewell is a comedy of warmth and bracing honesty. Simply put, it's one of the best films of the year.' - The Independent


'..a yin and yang of roots and identities, humour and pathos that comes together into a satisfying, bittersweet wedding banquet of a movie.' - The Guardian


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

Includes booking fee of 30p per ticket

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

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Saturday 14 Mar 20207:30pm Book Now

Louder is Not Always Clearer

Louder is Not Always Clearer

A Mr and Mrs Clark Production

Devised and Performed by Jonny Cotsen

Devised and Directed by Gareth Clark

Sound Design Chris Young

Choreography Catherine Bennett

Lighting by Marega Palser



Jonny is a teacher, a workshop leader and an avid football fan. He’s just become a father. His friends say that he’s outgoing and that he loves music, festivals and nightclubs. Jonny is deaf. He was born deaf to hearing parents who were afraid that disability would stigmatise their son and the family.


Louder Is Not Always Clearer’ is an honest portrayal of the vulnerability of a deaf man, created and performed by a deaf man. For a hearing audience it is an illuminating and emotional experience. For deaf audience members the show is a familiar tale of misunderstanding and isolation. For all audiences it is a humorous and at times moving story of one man’s attempt to cope, to fit in and be accepted.


‘Louder Is Not Always Clearer’ is a multimedia, sensory experience that allows both deaf and hearing audiences to explore the importance and struggle of connection with others. Through experimental sound design, visual effects, and physical theatre Jonny draws the audience just a little way into his world to share his story on many different levels.


The show is accessible to D/deaf, hard of hearing and hearing audiences through the use of spoken English, British Sign Language and creative captions.


Mr and Mrs Clark make new and thought provoking performances that engage and entertain audiences. The Clarks were short-listed for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award in 2015 and presented (F.E.A.R.) as part of Wales In Edinburgh in 2017. Louder Is Not Always Clearer was short-listed for a Total Theatre Award in 2019 and is brought to the Beehive through Villages in Action, the rural touring scheme which brings exceptional quality performances to Devon.


Support by Arts Council Wales, Chapter Arts Centre, National Theatre Wales

First commissioned by and performed at Experimentica17.


"A brilliant exercise in empathy as it allows a hearing audience to briefly experience the world as Cotsen sees and hears it” - Lyn Gardner, Stage Door


"Jonny Cotsen offers a personal glimpse into life as a deaf man and combines rhetorical force with a winning charm and plenty of anecdotes.” - Gareth Vile, The List




Tickets: Adults £10, Students £8, Family of Four £29 - Allocated seating.

Ticket price includes Admin Fee.

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

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Thursday 19 Mar 20207:30pm Book Now