Home / Tag Archives: Exeter

Tag Archives: Exeter

In the Willows – Exeter Northcott Theatre

Writer: Poppy Burton-Morgan Music: Pippa Cleary Music & Lyrics: Keiran Merrick Director: Poppy Burton-Morgan Reviewer: Margarita Shivarova Exeter Northcott Associate Company, Metta Theatre, brings to life the classic story of The Wind in the Willow through an energetic performance for all ages. The contemporary spin-off features a relatable story, some well-known faces coupled with modern rhythms and laughs. Based on ...

Read More »

The Leylines – Voodoo Lounge, Exeter Phoenix

Music: The Leylines Reviewer: Georgie Bird The Leylines are six-piece band from Weston Super Mare whose genre is hard to pin down, falling somewhere between folk and rock. They are comprised of Dan Thompson (electric guitar), Dave Burbidge (drums), Hannah Johns (violin), Matthew Wilkins (acoustic guitar), Sean Booth (bass) and Steve Mitchell on vocals. The addition of a violinist to ...

Read More »

Pip Stewart – Human impact on a remote region – Exeter Phoenix

Writer and presenter: Pip Stewart Production: The Royal Geographical Society with IBG Reviewer: Margarita Shivarova Pip Stewart (Phillippa Stewart), is a journalist, explorer, and adventure seeker, and delivers a talk that is emotional, informative and inspiring. She looks back at her expeditions in Brazil, Peru, and Guyana bringing her personal observations and learning curves into focus, and painting a picture that ...

Read More »

Fagin? – The Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Writer: Simon Downing                Sound effects: Rob Finnis Director: Simon Downing Costumes: Geraldine Dawson Reviewer: Margarita Shivarova Fagin? delves deep into the untold story of a well-known criminal from Dicken’s beloved novel Oliver Twist. Produced by Kick in The Head, the play offers an insight into Fagin’s own reflection on his life coupled with his true disposition discovered through his conversation ...

Read More »

Amadeus Orchestra – Exeter Cathedral

Composers: John Adams, Igor Stravinsky, Hector Berlioz Conductor: Philip Mackenzie Reviewer: Marina Spark It is a balmy summer evening on which the Amadeus Orchestra arrive at the historic Exeter Cathedral. In conjunction with Exeter Northcott Theatre, this summer concert brings three great orchestral pieces into the heart of Devon and one of the county’s iconic landmarks. The Amadeus Orchestra’s youthful ...

Read More »

Mischief Movie Night – Exeter Northcott

Director: Adam Meggido Set Designer: Nigel Hook Lighting Designer: David Howe Sound Designer: Andy Johnson Reviewer: Francesca Parker In 2008 a young and energetic group of LAMDA students came together to create a production based on the principles of improvised comedy; it was then that Lights! Camera! Improvise! was born. Following a highly successful first season at the Edinburgh Fringe, they ...

Read More »

Boxman – Phoenix, Exeter

Writer: Daniel Keene Music: Beth Duke Director: Edwina Strobl Reviewer: Margarita Shivarova A story most relevant in today’s geopolitical climate, Boxman shows the true and rough perspective a homeless refugee has on life, love, loss and dreams. Directed by Edwina Strobl, in this one-act production Ringo (Reice Weathers) lets the audience into the two most precious things a homeless man ...

Read More »

Great Expectations – Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Adapter: Ken Bentley Director: Sophie Boyce Couzens Designer: James Turner Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts After their success with Travels with my Aunt and Our Man in Havana, Tilted Wig Productions and Malvern Theatres Present return with Charles Dickens’ much-loved classic, Great Expectations. The last stop on their five-month tour, Ken Bentley’s adaptation is at Exeter Northcott for five days. Adapting Dickens’ ...

Read More »