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Babe, The Sheep-Pig – Exeter Northcott Theatre

Writer: David Wood Director: Michael Fentiman Reviewer: Charlie Hackett Dick King-Smith’s classic tale of "the little pig with big dreams" springs to life in this colourful and hugely charming stage adaptation. When he arrives at Hogget’s farm, Babe the pig is motherless and unsure of his new surroundings. However, he is soon adopted by Fly, the motherly sheepdog, who needs ...

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Home – The Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Writers: Lucy Garland, Amber Onat Gregory Director: Kate O’Connor Reviewer: Charlie Hackett Frozen Light Theatre specialises in creating theatre for audiences with Profound and Multiple Disabilities and from its very beginning, Home is a unique and expertly devised theatrical experience. Scarlett (Lucy Garland) and Olive (Amber Onat Gregory), take the time to personally welcome each audience member into their world. ...

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Pinocchio – Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Writer: Carlo Collodi Adapted: Jasmin Vardimon Director: Jasmin Vardimon Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts The much-loved story of Pinocchio is one that the majority of people are familiar with. Whether through the bright, primary-coloured Disney animation or Carlo Collodi's original tale The Adventures of Pinocchio, the story of a little wooden puppet is one that has no doubt pulled our heart strings ...

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Shadowlands – Exeter Northcott

Shadowlands cast sat around a table having tea

Writer: William Nicholson Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer:Kelyn Luther Shadowlands, adapted for film in 1993 starring Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger, is based on C.S Lewis’ (Stephen Boxer) relationship with Joy Gresham (Amanda Ryan), an intellectual woman 17 years younger. When she becomes terminally ill, Lewis’ firm ideals of the purpose of suffering and the nature of God are challenged. The ...

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ETO’s Iphigenie en Tauride – Exeter Norcott, Exeter

Hubert Smith

Composer: Christoph Willibald Gluck Librettist: Nicolas-François Guillard Conductor: Martin André Director: James Conway Reviewer:Kelyn Luther As part of their Spring 2016 season, English Touring Opera performs Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Iphigenie en Tauride, based on Euripedes’ Iphigenia in Tauris. The opera explores the aftermath of the events in Iphigenie en Aulis, which Gluck had written five years previously. The two operas ...

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The Tales of Hoffmann – Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Composer: Jacques Offenbach English Version: Jeff Clarke Director: James Bonas Conductor: Philip Sunderland Reviewer: Christy Ku Based on E.T.A Hoffman’s dark and twisted short stories The Sandman, Councillor Crespel and The Adventures of New Year’s Eve, the English Touring Opera brings its version of Jacques Offenbach’s operatic adaptation to the Northcott. The character Hoffman (Sam Furness) sits in a tavern ...

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Dracula: The Kisses – Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Director: Ellie Carter Writer: Rebecca Mordan Reviewer: Charlotte Robson The tale of Dracula is so well entrenched in modern culture that even those who have never read the original novel by Bram Stoker, or seen any of the many film adaptations, are likely still to recognise the key iconography and mythology surrounding the character. Production hub Scary Little Girls, therefore, ...

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Dickens Abridged – Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Writer and Director: Adam Long Reviewer: Charlotte Robson A semi-parodic musical tribute to the life and works of Charles Dickens, from the co-founder of the wildly successful Reduced Shakespeare Company; a four-man cast dashing between parts, instruments and set changes; comedy, tragedy, biography and lots and lots of laughs. Much like its Shakespearean counterpart, Dickens Abridged isn't interested in in-depth ...

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