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The Last Lunch has picked up the Best New Play Award at the Brighton Fringe festival 2012

The Last Lunch
The Last Lunch: ‘a dark farce’

Jonathan Brown – him of the Father Monologues – and the cast of Something Underground Theatre Co have won the Best New Play Award at the Brighton Fringe Festival 2012 for their production The Last Lunch.

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Born on a Dartmoor morning, Wild Nights Young Company is still going strong

Wild Nights Young Company
Wild Nights Young Company

On a wild night in 2004, far from civilization in a remote valley on Dartmoor, a group of creative teenagers were camping out with with their drama group run by MED Theatre.

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Award-winning theatre explores rehabilitation, re-offending and penal reform

Release by Icon Theatre
Release: physical performance at Dartington explores hat happens after an offender has served prison time

An award-winning theatre production entitled Release is premiering at Dartington Hall on Thursday, 24 to mark the launch of a new project to help ex-offenders, ahead of a national tour.

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Backward Glance: myth and memory, love and loss and the shifting relationships between men and women

Backward Glance by multistory media

Backward Glance, an award-winning production from multi-story theatre company – they picked up a Creativity Award prize in Prague in 2009 – is at The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter.

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Multi-culturalism is dead – long live Bunnies!

Bunnies

David Cameron is a lot of things, and an inspiration for playwrights isn’t the first thing that springs to mind, but the first in-house production for the autumn season at the Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter, has been inspired by the politician’s inelegant politicking when he announced ‘state multi-culturalism in the UK has failed’.

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SCRATCH provides platform for emerging artists In Devon

scratch in Exeter

Feedback is one of the most important things for an artist to receive, now SCRATCH at Exeter’s Bike Shed Theatre is offering a work-in-progress event where the audience is invited to be a part of the action by providing feedback to every piece they see. From praise to criticism it doesn’t matter, as long as it is useful.

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Princess and the Goblin winter show at the Exeter Phoenix (plus free play activities for families)

the princess and the goblin

Following last year’s Around The World in Eighty Days, Quirk Theatre Company return to the Exeter Phoenix this December with an adaptation of George MacDonald’s celebrated 1872 fairytale The Princess and the Goblin.

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Epic journey to find Northumberland’s rainforest told in The Stations: Fourstones

The Station: Fourstones

With the way the climate looks to be going, the Quixotic journey to find a tropical rain forest in Northumberland may not be so far fetched in the not-so-distant future, but that’s what the one man mini epic adventure story The Stations: Fourstones, aims to do in its tale of a voyage of discover – and hot from its hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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The Dumb Waiter at The Bike Shed Theatre: relentless escalating tension and commanding performances

Dumb Waiter at The Bike Shed Theatre

Despite having studied English Literature at university, I have never read a Pinter play. Nor have I, before last night at least, seen one performed: shameful I know, but there it is. So it was to my great delight and educational advancement that I was invited to attend The Bike Shed Theatre in Exeter’s new production of Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter.

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Desire, drinked and dogged optimism. The Accordianist at The Exeter Bike Shed theatre

The Accordianist

The Accordionist is a piece of music theatre written by Dorset singer/songwriter and performer Bethany Jameson and is popping into The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter on its way to London’s New End Theatre season in April, following successful run in Poole in February, where audiences described it as a ‘truly beautiful play’ with ‘amazing singing with fantastic lyrics’.

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Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox to use Exeter schoolchildren in Northcott production

Fantastic Mr Fox

Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox, an opera by Tobias Picker, with text by Donald Sturrock, tours the UK visiting the Exeter Northcott on Tuesday, March 22. The production, directed by English Touring Opera’s education director, Tim Yealland features 21 Exeter schoolchildren performing alongside a cast of professional singers.

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Josh’s Monsters at The Bike Shed Theatre is intimate, immersive and utterly compelling

Josh's Monsters

This week The Bike Shed Theatre in Exeter is hosting Josh’s Monsters, an utterly compelling new drama from celebrated North Devon company Multistory. My attendance at yesternight’s opening was a challenging but fulfilling experience.

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