Suddenly at Home – Blackmore Theatre, Exmouth – 12 – 17 March 2012
Gravity – Drum Theatre, Plymouth – 13 – 17 March 2012
Top Girls – Northcott Theatre, Exeter – 13 – 17 March 2012
Stacy – Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter – 15 – 17 March 2012
Sense and Sensibility – St John’s Church Hall, Torquay – 15 – 17 March 2012
The Browning Version – Carlton Theatre, Teignmouth – 16 March 2012
As You Like It – Little Theatre, Torquay – 17 – 24 March 2012
Monday 12 to Saturday 17 March 2012
A play by Francis Durbridge performed by The Exmouth Players
When Glenn Howard decides to murder his wealthy wife for her money he works out a simple but apparently fool-proof way of doing so. Designed to keep him in the clear, the plan depends on the co-operation of the “other woman” in his life.
All appears to be going according to plan until the unexpected arrival of the slightly mysterious Superintendent Remick. This is a play advertised as having many twists and turns along the way to a gripping conclusion…
Directed by Barbara Pentecost, tickets, priced at £7, are available from the Kiosk, Magnolia Square, Exmouth from 5 March 2012
For more information visit: www.blackmoretheatre.co.uk
Tuesday 13 to Saturday 17 March 2012
A play by Arzhang Pezhman, directed by Rae McKen
If you could only go back and change things. That’s all he wanted, to go back, change things.
David teaches Science, with a particular passion for physics. Struggling to stay afloat in the stressful, modern world of secondary education and doing his best to keep his life on track, he immerses himself in his subject. He is keen to keep up with the latest data collected at the Large Hadron Collider, a place where some of the most fundamental questions of physics are posed, and desperate for his students to share his enthusiasm.
There’s just one boy, Kyle, who takes an interest in science and shares David’s thirst for knowledge. However, when Kyle is picked on by his troublemaking class mates, all of David’s good work starts to unravel. Their disruptive behaviour is a catalyst for colliding personalities, resulting in an explosive reaction. Tickets cost £13.
For more information visit: www.theatreroyal.com
Tuesday 13 to Saturday 17 March 2012
Max Stafford-Clark’s critically acclaimed new production of Caryl Churchill’s masterpiece Top Girls comes to the Exeter Northcott Theatre following its sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre and triumphant West End transfer.
It’s Thatcher’s England and hard-nosed, go-getting businesswoman Marlene is hosting a dinner party to celebrate her promotion to MD of the Top Girls Employment Agency. Her guests are all powerful and eccentric women from myth and history, making for an extraordinary gathering and one of the most famous and colourful openings of any play. As Top Girls takes us back in time through Marlene’s story, it becomes a provocative study of success, the compromises Marlene has made and, chillingly, what happens to those who get left behind.
Caroline Catz will play Marlene. She is well known from playing Louisa in five series of Doc Martin, with other long-term roles on The Vice, Murder in Suburbia and All Quiet on the Preston Front and appearances in Marple and Hotel Babylon. The cast also includes Helen Bradbury, Alix Dunmore, Esther Ruth Elliott, Victoria Gee, Emmy Sainsbury and Kirsten Hazel Smith.
Out of Joint’s Artistic Director Max Stafford-Clark returns to Top Girls having directed its premiere at the Royal Court in 1982. He has been Artistic Director of the Royal Court and Traverse Theatres and co-founded the Joint Stock Theatre Group.
For more information visit: www.exeternorthcott.co.uk
Thursday 15 to Saturday 17 March 2012
Written by Jack Thorne
directed by Nik Partridge and Georgina Ower
performed by Nic McQuillan
Rob is in love with his best friend Stacy. He’s also just had sex with her, which was probably a bit of a mistake. As notions of right and wrong blur, a chance meeting with Stacy’s housemate Shona pushes Rob over the edge and causes him to finally face up to some unwelcome truths about the man he has become.
For more information visit: www.bikeshedtheatre.co.uk
The Jane Austen classic is adapted for the stage by Mark Healy and performed by the Shiphay Amateur Dramatic Society.
A second dip into the world of Jane Austen for the Shiphay Amateurs after the success of last season’s ‘Mansfield Park’. Once again directed by Pat Gillies, the story revolves around John Dashwood and his wife, inheriting his father’s estate, forcing his stepmother along with his two half-sisters to leave their home and live on a reduced income.
Performed at St John’s Church Hall, Cadewell Lane, Torquay, tickets are available from the Shiphay Post Office, on the door or call 0771 733 2926, priced just £5.
For more information visit the Shiphay Amateur Dramatic Society Facebook Page
Friday 16 March 2012
In the centenary year of Sir Terence Rattigan’s birth, this new revival of his classic drama is as relevant to a 21st Century audience as it was when it was first presented in 1948.
Arthur Crocker-Harris is a failed schoolmaster at an English Public School.
As ill health forces him into early retirement he confronts his inadequacies both as a teacher and a husband. Yet, as he faces up to his deficiencies, he finds unexpected support from two unlikely sources.
A poignant tale of a life unfulfilled, Rattigan’s script strikes a chord with all who have known failure and despair yet leaves the audience with the possibility of hope.
The Camp Theatre Company was founded in 1994 and has produced over 30 productions in the South West to great critical acclaim.
For more information visit: www.carltontheatre.com
Directed by Maggie Campbell, the TOADS Theatre Company present this Shakespeare classic in a new adaptation of the delightful comedy.
Intrigue and mistaken identity are woven together and this will be a cheeky chance to see this blog’s author on stage and offer your thoughts on his performance.
Tickets cost £10.50 and you can contact the box office on 01803 299330.
For more information visit the TOADS Theatre Company Facebook Page