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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)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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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)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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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

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Friday 1 Nov 20197:00pm Book Now
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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)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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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)


Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

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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)

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office


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Thursday 21 Nov 20197:30pm Book Now