Exeter Northcott’s 2010 spring season! Take your pick of Exeter’s theatrical offerings

The Exeter Northcott is welcoming back many old friends for its spring 2010 season, tickets for which are on sale now.

Among the features is The Ministry Of Fear, a new adaptation of Graham Greene’s World War II thriller. This co-production pools the resources of Exeter’s two leading professional theatre companies, Exeter Northcott and Theatre Alibi, together with Oxford Playhouse.

Also returning are Pilot Theatre with The Fever Chart (Tuesday, February 9 to Saturday, February 13), a contemporary drama inspired by events in the Middle East, and the ever-surreal Forkbeard Fantasy with The Colour Of Nonsense (Monday, March 22 to Saturday, March 27).

Exeter Northcott is also offering two in-house productions in the spring. After the critically-acclaimed production of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House in September, creative director Rebecca Manson Jones returns to the director’s chair for Steve Thompson’s Whipping It Up (Wednesday,  21 April 21 to Saturday, May ), a topical political comedy in the style of TV favourites Yes, Minister and The Thick Of It. Immediately beforehand, the Northcott Young Company present a magical interpretation of Roald Dahl’s James And The Giant Peach (Thursday, April 15 to Saturday, April 17).

English Touring Opera promise happy endings when they bring A Season Of Comedy to Exeter from Tuesday, March 16 to Saturday, March 20. The programme includes Don Pasquale, The Marriage Of Figaro, and Benjamin Britten’s  interpretation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Family shows The Rainbow Fish (Friday and Saturday, February 19 and 20) and How The Koala Learnt To Hug (Friday, April 9) provide ideal first time theatre going experiences for children. Spring is also the season the theatre welcomes student companies Exeter University Footlights Society, Exeter University Theatre Company and Exeter University Gilbert & Sullivan Society to perform on its stage.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 20 and are available by calling 01392 493493 or online on the Exeter Northcott site.