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Let Me Show You – Phoenix, Exeter

Writer: Peter Norgate Director: Lavinia Hollands Reviewer: Phil Goodwin Nothing better illustrates the destructive nature of our relentless and unsustainable consumption than a stricken sea creature entangled in plastic waste. But even after years of seeing these shocking images, the question of how to stop littering the oceans with discarded packaging remains the pressing eco problem of our age. Issue-based ...

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Fissure – Exeter Phoenix

Writer: Hattie Collins Director: Hattie Collins Sound and Music: Santiago Frew Reviewer: Margarita Shivarova A production set in the context of an imaginary future, but not one far away from what an exaggerated reality of today’s world would look like. The opportunities and drawbacks of technological advancement versus the alternative views of how rising population on a finite planet should ...

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The Three Musketeers – Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Writer: John Nicholson and La Navet Bete Music: Peter Coyle Director: John Nicholson Reviewer: Charlotte Robson The four-man company of La Navet Bete returns to the adventures of their childhood, in their heroic roles as – and in – The Three Musketeers. And as they don their homemade costumes, assign parts and fling stuffed mallards about with abandon, they invite ...

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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 Willows 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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