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The Three Musketeers: A Comedy Adventure – Plymouth Athenaeum

Writer: John Nicholson and Le Navet Bete Director: John Nicholson Adaptation: Le Navet Bete / John Nicholson (from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas) Reviewer: Helen Tope A story full of intrigue and swagger, the adventures of D’Artagnan, Athos, Aramis and Porthos qualify as one of literature’s most well-loved and familiar tales. Written in 1844 by Alexandre Dumas, the novel takes us into the ...

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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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Aladdin – Plymouth Athenaeum

Writer: John Nicholson and Le Navet Bete Director: John Nicholson Set & Costume Designer: Fi Russell Composer: Peter Coyte Choreographer: Linzy Na Nakorn Lighting Designer: Marcus Bartlett Reviewer: Helen Tope Bright, bold and wittily inventive, Le Navet Bete’s pantomime takes on the challenge of telling the story of Aladdin. We know the nuts-and-bolts of the story: the lamp, the genie, ...

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Dracula: The Bloody Truth – The Lowry, Salford

Dracula and three female vampires

Writer: Bram Stoker Director: John Nicholson Reviewer: Jim Gillespie Theatre Company, Le Navet Bete, have left their Devon home to tour their wickedly funny adaptation of Bram Stoker’s gothic horror story. Bram might recognise the rudiments of his story, but the treatment is unashamedly silly. Professor Van Helsing attempts to put the record straight, after Bram Stoker’s sensationalising of the ...

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Dracula: The Bloody Truth  – The Plymouth Athenaeum

Writers: Le Navet Bete & John Nicholson Director: John Nicholson Reviewer: Karen Bussell Classic clowning, razor-sharp timing and frenetic pace are synonymous with Devon’s much-loved Le Navet Bete and its latest offering lives up to expectations. Directed by the current comedy director of the moment John Nicholson (Peepolykus) and designed by Phil Eddolls (Mark Bruce Company, Improbable Theatre) Dracula: The ...

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The Jungle Book – The Barbican Theatre, Plymouth

Written and devised by: Le Navet Bete and Mark Laville (inspired by the original by Rudyard Kipling) Director: Mark Laville Reviewer: Karen Bussell It’s Jungle Bells and animal magic all the way to a fiery finish in The Barbican Theatre’s panto alternative. Le Navet Bete’s take on the much-loved Jungle Book is the theatre’s sixth Christmas co-production with the Devon ...

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Dick Tracy – Northcott, Exeter

Dick Tracy - Le Navet Bete

Director: John Nicholson  Designer: Phil Eddolls  Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts It’s taken 10 years for Exeter-based company Le Navet Bete to get into the Northcott Theatre and, now that they are associate artists, it doesn’t look like they’ll be leaving anytime soon. Their Northcott debut sees the resurrection of – for the very last time, their much-loved take on Dick Tracy. Known for ...

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Barbican Theatre, Plymouth

Writers: Le Navet Bete Director: Mark Laville Reviewer:Karen Bussell Award-winning University of Plymouth theatre studies graduates Dan Bianchi, Matt Freeman, Al Dunn and Nick Bunt return, by popular demand, to The Barbican with their madcap version of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Now based in Exeter, Le Navet Bete is a touring physical comedy male quartet whose ...

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