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Drama Workshops January Term 2018

Drama Workshops January Term 2018

Led by local Drama Teacher and Actress Victoria Balster.

Have fun and build confidence and creativity.

Workshops include:

* Drama games, exercises & warm-ups

* Mini Scripts

* Improvisation & theme work

* Costume & Props Bag

* Narrative group work

* Playback Theatre

* Mime & Mask work

* Physical Theatre



About Victoria


Victoria is delighted to be continuing to teach Drama for The Pavilions Teignmouth. Victoria is well-known in the area and studied at South Devon College, in 2001, where she attained a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts and an A Level Dance qualification. She then attended The Bath Spa School of Music and Drama, where she attained a Degree in Performing Arts, in 2006.


Victoria has an extensive performance background in stage, TV and film productions. She spent a year acting a variety of roles as a Shakespearean actor at The Shakespeare Birthplace in Stratford Upon Avon. Her TV/film and stage credits include Dr Who, Casualty, numerous roles in Rosamunde Pilcher films, as well as Murder In The Cathedral.


She currently writes for and fronts her rock electronica band "Out of Isca" performing original material at festivals, theatres and pubs.


Victoria believes it is essential for the pupils she teaches to be able to aspire to a performer who is involved in the industry and can pass on skills to the next generation. She has taught for various theatre companies all over the South West and has recently acquired Arts Award teaching qualification status. She currently teaches Drama and Comedy for The Pauline Quirke Academy in Torbay, and teaches drama at Combe Pafford School in Watcombe Torquay, and also for the Lyme Regis Youth Theatre.


Classes are for ages 8 to 14 year olds.


The January term 2018 dates are

January 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

February 1st, 8th

Each session starts at 4:30pm and lasts for an hour.


The first session will be in our auditorium. New participants are welcome! The group will be rehearsing a play to perform to their families and friends later in the term.


Classes are £8 each session, or pay for the term of 6 sessions for £48


If you are booking for the first time, please do book under the parent or carer's name, and include a contact email and phone number. We will then contact you before the first session. Thank you.

Thursday 25 Jan 201816:30 Book Now
Thursday 1 Feb 201816:30 Book Now
Thursday 8 Feb 201816:30 Book Now

Shaldon Theatre Company - Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

Shaldon Theatre Company - Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

“MIRROR, MIRROR, ON THE WALL……… WHAT’S THE BEST PANTOMIME OF THEM ALL?”

SNOW WHITE OF COURSE!!!

Join us on a magical journey into the land of Fairytalia, meet the beautiful Snow White and her friends.

The kind-hearted princess charms everyone she meets, with one exception – her wicked step-mother the evil Queen Avarice.

Can Dame Edna Bucket and Chuckles the court jester (with awful jokes!) help Snow White find her happy ending?

One of the most popular traditional Pantomimes, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is full of magic, song, dance and smiles.

Come along and help us defeat the wicked queen so that good can reign over evil.

****SPECIAL PRICE ON OPENING NIGHT ALL TICKETS £8.00****

ADULTS £12.00 & CHILDREN £8.00

24th January – 27th January 2018

Nightly 7.30pm

Saturday Matinee 2.30pm

Wednesday 24 Jan 201819:30 Book Now
Thursday 25 Jan 201819:30 Book Now
Friday 26 Jan 201819:30 Book Now
Saturday 27 Jan 201814:30 Book Now (Sold Out)
Saturday 27 Jan 201819:30 Book Now (Sold Out)

The Florida Project (15)

The Florida Project

Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.


Starring Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite and Willem Defoe


Drama

Running Time – 1hr 51mins

Certificate - 15


Tuesday 30 Jan 201814:30 Book Now
Tuesday 30 Jan 201819:30 Book Now

Sarah McQuaid 2018

Sarah McQuaid 2018

“The precision and sophistication of the writing and playing blows me away. I am so glad to be involved,” writes guitar legend Michael Chapman in his introduction to Sarah McQuaid’s fifth solo album If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous – which he offered to produce after meeting Sarah at a festival where they were both on the bill.

Recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards International Guitar Festival in Northern Ireland, Sarah’s also drawn critical praise for her voice (which has been variously likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate) and her engaging rapport with audiences: “I’ve attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever,” wrote The Huffington Post.

Reviewers of the Madrid-born, Chicago-raised, Cornwall-based singer/songwriter’s previous albums have repeatedly alluded to her “relative obscurity” (The Big Takeover) and “under-the-radar” (The Vinyl District) profile. With her new album – on which she expands her battery of instruments to include piano and electric guitar – she looks set to change that.

“One voice, one guitar, and the wondrous reminder of the magic of music. Sarah has the gift.” – The Huffington Post

“The songs are acutely observed and literate, almost like journal notes set to music. They’re measured and tranquil but they’re never dull because there is always a sense of restlessness and unease behind the poetry.... And it’s all lovely.” – R2/Rock 'n' Reel

Photo by Phil Nicholls

www.sarahmcquaid.com www.facebook.com/sarahmcquaidmusic www.twitter.com/sarahmcquaid www.youtube.com/sarahmcquaid

Wednesday 31 Jan 201820:00 Book Now

The Disaster Artist (15)

The Disaster Artist

With 'The Disaster Artist,' James Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau—an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable—into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. Based on Greg Sestero best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy's cult-classic disasterpiece 'The Room' (“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”), 'The Disaster Artist' is a hilarious and welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend—and no limit to what you can achieve when you have absolutely no idea what you're doing


Starring James Franco, Dave France and Ari Graynor


Biography, Comedy, Drama

Running Time – 1hr 44mins

Certificate - 15


Thursday 1 Feb 201814:30 Book Now
Thursday 1 Feb 201819:30 Book Now

Teignmouth Comedy Club Feb 18

Teignmouth Comedy Club Feb 18

Each Comedy Night features 3 comedians and Compere

Headliner: Andy Askins


As seen on the John Bishop show – bbc one


“dark humour with faultless timing” The Stage


Andy Askins is a diminutive figure who exudes an air of vulnerability as he steps up to the microphone armed with a guitar and a cheeky grin. It’s an overwhelmingly misleading demeanour which serves to heighten the impact of the killer lines that he delivers.


Andy has an expertly crafted routine littered with an eclectic mix of offbeat original comic songs and parodies. A talented musician with a captivating voice, popular songs have been re-written and given a perverse twist to tremendous comic effect. With a wickedly dry sense of humour, Andy’s darker material is sweetened by his innocent and impish demeanour which never fails to leave audiences in the palm of his hand. With impeccable timing, the inventive and quirky songs are peppered with inspired patter – the material is as strong as the songs and delivered in an inimitable modest and self-deprecating style.


Line Up subject to change.


Friday 2 Feb 201820:00 Book Now

Ronnie Jones Quartet

Ronnie Jones Quartet

Formed in 2011, this local band are well known on the South West Jazz circuit and have gone on to perform at some of the most respected jazz festivals in the UK including Cheltenham, Marlborough, Plymouth Jazz & Blues Festival, Ealing and of course our own music-loved jazz festival here in Teignmouth, where they have appeared several times.


Performing their carefully selected modern jazz repertoire for the first time at The Pavilions, the quartet has established a reputation for bringing accessible chamber jazz to a wider audience.


A fine example of the talent right here on our doorstep in Teignmouth, many of the musicians in Ronnie’s quartet live either in, or just a few miles from the town.


Band leader Ronnie Jones is an in-demand session jazz drummer and percussionist who is known for sensitive and imaginative playing, with appearances as varied as the Welsh Proms to BBC 6 Music and Welsh TV in recent years.


Ronnie is joined by ​Teignmouth-based guitarist Joss Kidd, whose playing fuses Pat Metheny’s imagination with the soulful emotional connection of Joe Pass and Jim Hall. On Bass is David George, a well-respected player in all formats of jazz, from Big Band to duo. On Sax is Gary Bayley, a veteran of the British jazz scene whose impressive musical cv ranges from playing with legendary US soul stars, to appearing at the London Jazz Festival five times, as well as performing at Ronnie Scott’s and Pizza Express jazz clubs in London’s Soho and playing live on BBC Radio 3 as a member of the critically acclaimed Mike Westbrook band.


If you’re into jazz, this is a gig not to miss

Sunday 4 Feb 201815:00 Book Now

The Greatest Showman (PG)

The Greatest Showman

Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.


Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron


Biography, Drama, Musical

Running Time – 1hr 45mins

Certificate - PG


Tuesday 6 Feb 201814:30 Book Now
Tuesday 6 Feb 201819:30 Book Now

Beginners Photography

Beginners Photography

Beginners Photography - Anyone who wants to get out of auto!

Have you been using your camera in Auto?

Struggling with various settings with mixed results?

This 5 session course will help you to get to grips with your camera, composition and photographic techniques.

With classroom based theory and practical shooting time, you will learn to photograph in manual settings.

Camera needed - SLR, or camera with manual settings.

Experience - Complete beginner (anyone who wants to get out of auto)


Maximum of 12 participants.

Your tutor

Will Reddaway is a professional photographer with over 7 years experience, specialising in wedding, water, and commercial photography. He is also a qualified post-16 teacher.

http://wtrphotography.co.uk/

Course runs on Tuesdays for 5 weeks

6th February 2018 - 6th March 2017

7.30pm to 9:00pm


Location: Meeting Room, first floor of Pavilions (accessible by lift)


£80.00 for the whole course of 5 session


Tuesday 6 Feb 201819:30 Book Now (Sold Out)

Scratch Theatre

Scratch Theatre

Pavilions Teignmouth Scratch Theatre Night is a brand new showcase of talent from local theatre companies and universities.  It is a chance to see & support shows in development before they're taken onwards into the wider world.


Please note this is work in progress, and performers will welcome all feedback.

Wednesday 7 Feb 201820:00 Book Now

Pitch Perfect 3 (12A)

Pitch Perfect 3

After the highs of winning the world championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren't job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time


Starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow


Comedy, Music

Running Time – 1hr 33mins

Certificate – 12A


Thursday 8 Feb 201814:30 Book Now
Thursday 8 Feb 201819:30 Book Now

The Mercy (12A)

The Mercy

The Mercy, which was partly filmed in Teignmouth, tells the story of Donald Crowhurst’s fateful attempt to complete the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in 1968, and his subsequent attempts to cover up his failure.


Starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz. partly filmed in Teignmouth during 2015.


Certificate 12A

Drama, Biography

Running Time: 102 minutes

Friday 9 Feb 201814:30 Book Now
Friday 9 Feb 201819:30 Book Now (Sold Out)
Saturday 10 Feb 201814:30 Book Now
Saturday 10 Feb 201819:30 Book Now (Sold Out)
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Thursday 22 Feb 201819:30 Book Now

Creative Cave Building

Creative Cave Building

Go back in time and rock the stone age with the Pavilions Teignmouth Childrens' art workshop celebrating all thing prehistoric.

Follow in the footsteps of 'Early Man' creating wall paintings, bone necklaces and cave signs - all to take home!


Workshops include model making and painting, please wear appropriate clothes.


Age 5 to 10 advised.


£10 to include all materials

Wednesday 14 Feb 201814:00 Book Now
Friday 16 Feb 201810:30 Book Now

Drama Workshops Spring 2018

Drama Workshops Spring 2018

Led by local Drama Teacher and Actress Victoria Balster.


Have fun and build confidence and creativity.


Workshops include:


* Drama games, exercises & warm-ups


* Mini Scripts


* Improvisation & theme work


* Costume & Props Bag


* Narrative group work


* Playback Theatre


* Mime & Mask work


* Physical Theatre




About Victoria



Victoria is delighted to be continuing to teach Drama for The Pavilions Teignmouth. Victoria is well-known in the area and studied at South Devon College, in 2001, where she attained a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts and an A Level Dance qualification. She then attended The Bath Spa School of Music and Drama, where she attained a Degree in Performing Arts, in 2006.



Victoria has an extensive performance background in stage, TV and film productions. She spent a year acting a variety of roles as a Shakespearean actor at The Shakespeare Birthplace in Stratford Upon Avon. Her TV/film and stage credits include Dr Who, Casualty, numerous roles in Rosamunde Pilcher films, as well as Murder In The Cathedral.



She currently writes for and fronts her rock electronica band "Out of Isca" performing original material at festivals, theatres and pubs.



Victoria believes it is essential for the pupils she teaches to be able to aspire to a performer who is involved in the industry and can pass on skills to the next generation. She has taught for various theatre companies all over the South West and has recently acquired Arts Award teaching qualification status. She currently teaches Drama and Comedy for The Pauline Quirke Academy in Torbay, and teaches drama at Combe Pafford School in Watcombe Torquay, and also for the Lyme Regis Youth Theatre.



Classes are for ages 8 to 14 year olds.



The Spring term 2018 dates are


February 22nd

March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th


Each session starts at 4:30pm and lasts for an hour.



New participants are welcome! The group will be rehearsing a play to perform to their families and friends later in the term.



Classes are £8 each session, or pay for the term of 6 sessions for £48



If you are booking for the first time, please do book under the parent or carer's name, and include a contact email and phone number. We will then contact you before the first session. Thank you.








Thursday 22 Feb 201816:30 Book Now
Thursday 1 Mar 201816:30 Book Now
Thursday 8 Mar 201816:30 Book Now
Thursday 15 Mar 201816:30 Book Now
Thursday 22 Mar 201816:30 Book Now
Thursday 29 Mar 201816:30 Book Now

NT Live: Encore, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (15)

NT Live: Encore, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

National Theatre On Screen.

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?



Friday 23 Feb 201819:00 Book Now

ROH - Tosca (12A)

ROH - Tosca

DRAMA, PASSION AND FABULOUS MUSIC – PUCCINI’S OPERATIC THRILLER IS ONE OF THE GREAT OPERA EXPERIENCES. DAN ETTINGER CONDUCTS A STAR CAST LED BY ADRIANNE PIECZONKA, JOSEPH CALLEJA AND GERALD FINLEY

Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace.

Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal Opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’. Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences on its 1900 premiere and it remains one of the most performed of all operas – with its gripping plot and glorious music, it’s easy to see why.

A candle-lit church, Scarpia’s gloomy study with its hidden torture chamber and the false optimism of a Roman dawn: this handsome production throws into relief the ruthlessly taut drama, as the tension is wound up towards a fateful conclusion. Puccini’s meticulously researched score is infused with the same authentic detail, from distant cannon fire during the Act I Te Deum to tolling church

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS | SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLEST

MUSIC: GIACOMO PUCCINI

DIRECTOR: JONATHAN KENT

CONDUCTOR: DAN ETTINGER

FLORIA TOSCA: ADRIANNE PIECZONKA

MARIO CAVARADOSSI: JOSEPH CALLEJA

BARON SCARPIA: GERALD FINLEY

Sunday 25 Feb 201814:00 Book Now

Molly's Game (15)

Molly's Game

The true story of Molly Bloom, a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons.


Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknown to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led people to believe.


Starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner


BAFTA nominated for Adapted Screenplay.


Crime, Drama


Running time 140 minutes


Certificate 15


Tickets: £6.50



£5.00 - Matinee Club members (2:30pm showing).



Please ask at the Box Office about joining Matinee Club for £10 a year.

Tuesday 27 Feb 201814:30 Book Now
Tuesday 27 Feb 201819:30 Book Now

Bare Skin on Briny Waters

Bare Skin on Briny Waters

Two young women stand on a cliff edge steadily being blown on an unexpected course.

Underscored with live folk music this is a story about survival and escape. “Gently poetic salt-tinged story-telling” (Lyn Gardner, THE GUARDIAN) from Bellow Theatre, an award winning new-writing company rooted in brave and stirring storytelling. Supported artists of Hull Truck Theatre and Emerging company of New Diorama Theatre.

**** 'The dramatic equivalent of a Laura Marling song: sad, sensitive, soulful and stirring. A howl of rage, whispered into the wind from a clifftop’ THE STAGE

Wednesday 28 Feb 201819:30 Book Now

Keith James In Concert - The Songs Of Leonard Cohen

Keith James In Concert - The Songs Of Leonard Cohen

Keith James in concert - The Songs of Leonard Cohen His wonderful Tower of Songs - stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each line.

The chilling announcement of Leonard's passing marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility. A Man of Grace. This World will miss him very much!

With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert in Theatres and Arts Centres across the UK, giving almost 400 concerts to over 100,000 people. This has proved to be one of the greatest honours in Keith James’ 40 year career in music. Keith lives in Powys, Wales and Andalucia, Spain

Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Lorca that Keith has set to music; Cohen’s greatest influence. There will also be songs from ‘You want it Darker’ released only weeks before his death – produced by his Son, Adam.

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent

‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’ Sunday Times

‘an elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist’s words’ BBC Radio Scotland

‘certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’ The Guardian

‘All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines’ Times Literary Supplement

‘a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves’ Acoustic Magazine

Keith James’ website www.keith-james.com

Friday 2 Mar 201819:30 Book Now

Stained Glass Day Workshop Spring 2018

Stained Glass Day Workshop Spring 2018

Come along and make a unique glass decoration - all materials included.

From daffs to dandelions, or from rabbits to hares you can make a truly unique item.

In this all day workshop you will learn all the basic processes and main techniques of stained glass and design your own item.

Suitable for beginners and improvers (adults)

Bring an apron and sketchbook.


Led by Alison Meaker - qualified adult tutor.


10.30am to 4.30pm (there will be a break for lunch - please do make your own arrangements for lunch).


£50 for the day workshop



Saturday 3 Mar 201810:30 Book Now

ROH- The Winter's Tale (12A)

ROH- The Winter's Tale

SHAKESPEARE’S TALE OF LOVE AND LOSS BECOMES COMPELLING DANCE DRAMA IN CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON’S BALLET ADAPTATION, WITH MUSIC BY JOBY TALBOT

Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.

The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

CHOREOGRAPHY : CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

MUSIC: JOBY TALBOT

Sunday 4 Mar 201814:00 Book Now

Darkest Hour (PG)

Darkest Hour

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee and BAFTA Leading Actor nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.

As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.


Also further BAFTA nominations, including - Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Supporting Actress (Kristin Scott Thomas), Cinematography.


Biography, History, Drama


Running Time  125 minutes


Certificate PG

Tuesday 6 Mar 201814:30 Book Now
Tuesday 6 Mar 201819:30 Book Now

RSC Encore:Twelfth Night (12A)

RSC Encore:Twelfth Night

‘I am all the daughters of my father’s house, And all the brothers too.‘

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister…

Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of “the whirligig of time”, with Adrian Edmondson (Bottom, The Young Ones) in the role of Malvolio and Kara Tointon (ITV’s Mr Selfridge and Sound of Music Live!) in the role of Olivia.

Wednesday 7 Mar 201819:00 Book Now

Three Billboards outside of Ebbing, Missouri (15)

Three Billboards outside of Ebbing, Missouri

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police.

When his second-in-command, Officer Dixon -- an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence -- gets involved, the battle is only exacerbated.

Directed by Martin McDonagh.

Starring BAFTA Leading Actress nominee Frances McDormand.

Other BAFTA Nominations include - Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Director, Original Screenplay, Supporting Actor (Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell), Cinematography



Drama, Comedy


Certificate 15


Running Time 115 minutes


Tickets


£6.50


£5.00 - Matinee Club members (2:30pm showing).


Please ask at the Box Office about joining Matinee Club for £10 a year.



Thursday 8 Mar 201814:30 Book Now
Thursday 8 Mar 201819:30 Book Now

Torbay Symphony Orchestra in Concert 2018

Torbay Symphony Orchestra in Concert 2018

Programme: - Dark Sun by Montague, promoted by the Festival of Contemporary Music with which TSO is linking up next year - Shostakovich Cello Concerto with soloist Bozidar Vukotic - Mahler Symphony No 1.


The concert is being put on as part of the Teignmouth Classical Music Festival, run by South Devon Singers.  The South Devon Singers website is www.communitychoir.co.uk  The TorbaySymphony Orchestra website is www.torbaysymphony.org

Saturday 10 Mar 201819:30 Book Now

ROH- Carmen (12A)

ROH- Carmen

BIZET’S CLASSIC FRENCH OPERA STARS ANNA GORYACHOVA IN BARRIE KOSKY’S INTENSE PRODUCTION

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.

This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2016 was greeted with delight. For Carmen he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 20 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL | SUNG IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

MUSIC: GEORGES BIZET

DIRECTOR: BARRIE KOSKY

CONDUCTOR: JAKUB HRUŠA

CARMEN: ANNA GORYACHOVA

DON JOSÉ: FRANCESCO MELI

MICAËLA: ANETT FRITSCH

ESCAMILLO: KOSTAS SMORIGINAS

Sunday 11 Mar 201814:00 Book Now

The Post (12A)

The Post

Katharine Graham is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper - The Washington Post.


With help from editor Ben Bradlee, Graham races to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents.


Together, they must overcome their differences as they risk their careers -- and very freedom -- to help bring long-buried truths to light.


Directed by Steven Spielberg.

Starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.


Political Thriller


Running Time 116 minutes


Certificate 12A


Tickets: £6.50


£5.00 - Matinee Club members (2:30pm showing).


Please ask at the Box Office about joining Matinee Club for £10 a year.


Tuesday 13 Mar 201814:30 Book Now
Tuesday 13 Mar 201819:30 Book Now

Journey's End (12A)

Journey's End

Set over 4 days in March 1918 in the trenches on the front line, a small group of soldiers wait to be bombarded by enemy artillery, anticipating certain death.

The story charts the tension and claustrophobia of the officers’ dug-out as new recruit, 18-year-old Lieutenant Raleigh joins the Company commanded by 20 year old Captain Stanhope, his former childhood friend and hero, who has changed almost beyond recognition.

Starring Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham, Asa Butterfield, Toby Jones, Tom Sturridge.


War, Drama


108 minutes


Certificate 12A


Tickets: £6.50


£5.00 - Matinee Club members (2:30pm showing).



Please ask at the Box Office about joining Matinee Club for £10 a year.



Thursday 15 Mar 201814:30 Book Now
Thursday 15 Mar 201819:30 Book Now

Miriam Nash & The Woodward Bros

Miriam Nash & The Woodward Bros

This event is at THE ICE FACTORY.

Miriam Nash is a poet and creative writing teacher. In 2016, she was the first writer in residence at Greenway, Agatha Christie's summer home. Her debut collection, All the Prayers in the House (Bloodaxe, 2017) won an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors. The Guardian described her poetry as ‘moving seamlessly between forms and themes’, comparing her with early mentor Mimi Khalvati. Miriam’s work runs the whole gamut of family stories, diverts through Orcadian Selkie legends, even includes an imagined exchange with RL Stevenson. Onstage, Miriam accompanies some of her poetry with a folk harp: the combination is  mesmeric.


The Woodward Brothers, Marc and Andrew, are both renowned musicians. Marc has taught and performed mandolin internationally as well as at many UK music festivals, playing with well-known artists inc’ John Renbourn, John Etheridge, and Peter Rowan. Andrew has been playing (and building) hammered dulcimers for over 25 years; he performs on these and Appalachian dulcimers, also on psaltery and guitar.


Both have other talents: Marc is a widely published poet; following his recent Maquette Press chapbook A Fright Of Jays, Green Bottle Press will produce a full collection in 2018. His long-awaited collaboration with Andy Brown, 'The Tin Lodes', is due for publication shortly. Andrew has composed music with Eastern influences, and is a film maker and artist: his kinetic sculptures are in international collections. For the opening event of this year’s Festival they will present an eclectic mix of influences and experience, combining beautiful music on a variety of instruments with finely crafted poetry reflecting the green heart of the Southwest peninsula.


Thursday 15 Mar 201820:00 Book Now

Poetry Teignmouth: Workshop led by Miriam Nash

Poetry Teignmouth: Workshop led by Miriam Nash

Workshop Led by Miriam Nash, 10am - 1pm, £15.00

Friday 16 Mar 201810:00 Book Now

Desert Island Poems with Lucy Simister

Desert Island Poems with Lucy Simister

Lucy Simister is a playwright, novelist and biographer. Speaking about the research for her book, To Mr John Keats of Teignmouth, she mentions a question she set herself to answer: “What kind of a person makes a great poet?” The answer was instantly redundant, she says – the individual is far more important and interesting than any such generalisation.


Today Lucy will present her favourite poems; some she will read herself, others will be presented by invited readers.


Friday 16 Mar 201811:00 Book Now

Professor Nicholas Roe - On Keats

Professor Nicholas Roe - On Keats

Nicholas Roe is the Wardlaw Professor of English Literature at the University of St Andrews, and a Fellow of the British Academy. He is also Chair of the Keats Foundation and a Trustee of the Wordsworth Trust at Dove Cottage, Grasmere.


Among his many publications is the highly acclaimed biography: John Keats: A New Life (Yale University Press, 2012). Discussing the book he says, ‘… I’ve given close attention to locations where Keats wrote his poems, to suggest how those circumstances may have influenced the language and shaped the forms of his poetry. An obvious instance is that his poetry always flowed more abundantly if he was writing somewhere near water. He often journeyed through England in quest of such places – at the Isle of Wight, Oxford, Margate, and Teignmouth –  before his final epic voyage into Romantic myth as a name writ in water’.


Nicholas’ other works include John Keats and the Culture of Dissent, and a collection of essays, English Romantic Writers and the West Country (Palgrave, 2010).


Although he now lives in Scotland and Malta, Nicholas is no stranger to the Southwest, having spent many years living on the western edge of Dartmoor near Plymouth. This event offers a rare privilege: to hear Keats dicussed by the foremost expert on the subject.


Friday 16 Mar 201814:00 Book Now

Readings Caroline Carver & Sue Boyle

Readings Caroline Carver & Sue Boyle

Caroline Carver is a National Poetry Prize winner, Hawthornden Fellow, single poem finalist with the Forward Prize, winner of Poetry on the Lake’s Silver Wyvern, and has won or been placed in many other competitions. She has published five collections and one pamphlet and is currently working on what she calls a ‘Life Project’. After time in many countries Caroline now lives by the sea in Cornwall.


Sue Boyle won the Poetry Book Society pamphlet competition in 2010 with Too Late for the Love Hotel (Smith/Doorstop). A collection, Safe Passage, was published by Oversteps Books in 2015. Her verse plays, Report from the Judenplatz and The Letters from Mexico, have been performed at festivals in Taunton and Torbay.

Friday 16 Mar 201819:00 Book Now

AJs Big Band

AJs Big Band

Still Swinging and Singing.


The highly acclaimed 17 piece, now into its 34th year, makes a welcome return to Teignmouth with another exciting programme of feel-good classics which takes a nostalgic, musical journey back to the golden age of swing and beyond. With a special tribute to the fabulous Ella Fitzgerald from the bands stunning vocalist Paula Mitchell, this is an unmissable show. As usual, the band features some of the leading musicians in the west country.


‘’Brilliant music making’’… Somerset Gazette


Friday 16 Mar 201819:30 Book Now

Reading - Kayo Chingonyi

Reading - Kayo Chingonyi

Kayo Chingonyi is a fellow of the Complete Works programme for diversity and quality in British Poetry and the author of two pamphlets, Some Bright Elegance (Salt, 2012) and The Colour of James Brown’s Scream (Akashic, 2016). Kayo has been invited to read from his work around the world and his poems have been translated into Spanish, German, and Swedish. He was awarded the 2012 Geoffrey Dearmer Prize and served as Associate Poet at the Institute of Contemporary Arts from Autumn 2015 to Spring 2016. His first full-length collection, Kumukanda, is published by Chatto & Windus. Kayo is supported and introduced by Graham Burchell.

Friday 16 Mar 201820:30 Book Now

Reading Brian Patten

Reading Brian Patten

Five years ago, mooting the mad idea of a poetry festival in Teignmouth, there was only one name we wanted at the top of the bill: Brian Patten. He blew the audience away. We are delighted to welcome back this treasure of the poetry world.


Brian Patten was one of the Liverpool Poets, alongside Adrian Henri and Roger McGough. Their joint collection, published in 1967, was the single book which brought poetry in from the cold. Patten’s friend, Adrian Mitchell, had said, ‘Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people.’ 50 years and over half a million copies later, The Mersey Sound still stands as the signpost which directed ordinary people towards poetry which actually meant something to them. Patten himself has said, ‘… we just wanted our poetry to be understood and enjoyed.’ Since then, he has appeared at venues as varied as The Islamic Students Union in Khartoum and the Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank. While his on-stage work is often humorous, his poetry focuses mostly on relationships. The Collected Love Poems (Harper Perennial, 2007) is an undisputed classic of the genre. Among dozens of honours, Brian has been awarded the Freedom of the City of Liverpool and Fellowship of the Royal Society of Literature.


Saturday 17 Mar 201819:00 Book Now

Competition Results/ Reading: Pascale Petit

Competition Results/ Reading: Pascale Petit

COMPETITION RESULTS

The Festival’s Local competition was judged by Liz Diamond. Liz will announce the results, present the prizes, and invite the winners to read their successful poems. Open competition Judge Pascale Petit will invite short-listed poets from the 2018 Teignmouth Poetry Festival Competition to read their entries. She will announce the results and present the  £850 in prizes.


FOLLOWED BY READING – PASCALE PETIT

Pascale Petit has published seven poetry collections, the most recent is Mama Amazonica (Bloodaxe, 2017)  set in both a psychiatric ward and the rain forest. The latter has become, she says, an asylum for animals on the brink of extinction. The collection celebrates the beauty of the wild – whether in the mind or in the natural world – and draws on her travels in the Peruvian Amazon.  

Pascale has the distinction of having been shortlisted four times for the TS Eliot Prize. Other awards include the Manchester Poetry Prize and a Cholmondeley Award. Her work has been translated into several languages and selected as Books of the Year by the TLS, The Independent and The Observer.


Saturday 17 Mar 201820:30 Book Now

Poetry Teignmouth: Workshop Led by Caroline Carver

Poetry Teignmouth: Workshop Led by Caroline Carver

Workshop led by Caroline Carver, 10am - 1pm, £15.00

Saturday 17 Mar 201810:00 Book Now

Poetry Teignmouth: Workshop Led by Kayo Chingonyi

Poetry Teignmouth: Workshop Led by Kayo Chingonyi

Workshop leg by Kayo Chingonyi, 10am - 1pm, £15.00

Saturday 17 Mar 201810:00 Book Now

Poems with Pzazz 2018

Poems with Pzazz 2018

Festival co-founder Veronica Aaronson has been putting together an anthology of poems from performers at Poetry Teignmouth’s lively open mic events. The result is Pzazz2, the Festival’s own pamphlet, which will be launched with readings from as many poets as can be squeezed into one hour.

Saturday 17 Mar 201814:00 Book Now

Readings by Previous Competition Prizewinners

Readings by Previous Competition Prizewinners

Liz Diamond has won a number of poetry competitions, including our very own Local Competition last year. Her publications include both a pamphlet and full collection in addition to two novels with Picador. She is also a visual artist, working with clay and painting in pastels, acrylics and oils.


Sue Proffitt was the winner of our Open Competition in 2017. She has written poetry all her life, while working as a psychotherapist, teacher, actor, waitress, gardener and shop assistant. Now, she says, it’s time to try and write for a living! Sue lives in a coastguard cottage where her deepest love is for the more-than-human world: the animals, plants, wild land and seascapes around her. Her first collection, Open After Dark (Oversteps Books) was published in March last year. She is now working on her second collection which will focus on the ten years she spent accompanying her mother into dementia.  

Saturday 17 Mar 201815:30 Book Now

Young Poets with Brian Patten

Young Poets with Brian Patten

We are delighted that Brian Patten, best-selling author of several books of poetry for children, has agreed to judge our ‘Young Poets’ competition. At this event he will announce the prizewinners in two age groups and present some poetry of his own.


Brian’s poetry collections for children include Gargling with Jelly, first published in 1985 (“Hilarious, lyrical, outrageous… there's never a dull moment in this marvellously quirky and refreshing brew.”) This wonderful book is still in print and still selling. Brian also edits poetry anthologies, most notably (2006) The Puffin Book of Modern Children's Verse.


Saturday 17 Mar 201816:30 Book Now

Poetry Teignmouth: Workshop led by Andy Brown

Poetry Teignmouth: Workshop led by Andy Brown

Workshop led by Andy Brown, 10am - 1pm, £15.00

Sunday 18 Mar 201810:00 Book Now

Poetry Teignmouth: Workshop led by Pascale Petit

Poetry Teignmouth: Workshop led by Pascale Petit

Workshop led by Pascale Petit, 10am - 1pm, £15.00.

Sunday 18 Mar 201810:00 Book Now (Sold Out)

Poetry Festival Open Mic

Poetry Festival Open Mic

OPEN MIC - with tea and cake at THE ICE FACTORY

Poetry Teignmouth works to promote the positive effects of writing (and listening to) poetry. Our quarterly open mic events provide a friendly and welcoming platform for anyone who is ready to share their spoken words. Here is the chance to take a Festival stage and present your best work to an audience which could range from nationally known poetry names to young people on the brink of writing their first ever poem.


Sunday 18 Mar 201814:00 Book Now

Reading Tim King

Reading Tim King

This Event is at THE ICE FACTORY

Tim King is currently based in Exeter and is well-known on the performance poetry circuit for his own brand of quirky, hard-hitting and thought-provoking work. He has headlined poetry events throughout the Southwest and organised the annual Exeter Poetry Festival Slam since winning it in 2011. His festival appearances include WOMAD, Glas-Denbury and the Cheltenham Literature Festival. Every month Tim hosts a Spoken Word event at the Phoenix Arts Centre, Exeter, where he is able to focus on developing emerging talent and encouraging new performers onto the stage.

Sunday 18 Mar 201816:30 Book Now

Poems in other Languages

Poems in other Languages

Event at THE ICE FACTORY

Ian Royce Chamberlain introduces poetry written in languages other than English. We have kept to the original format of this most popular event, presenting volunteer readers who are not just fluent in their chosen (or native) languages, but poetry enthusiasts too. Up to ten languages will be represented; all poems will come with a translation into English.

Sunday 18 Mar 201818:30 Book Now

Poetry Slam with Tim King

Poetry Slam with Tim King

We are delighted to have Tim King presenting this final Festival event. As a past slam winner and organiser, he will make order out of potential chaos as many leading Spoken Word performers compete to become Teignmouth’s first ever Slam Champion.  Tim will be assisted by Sam Boarer. This will be fun!

Sunday 18 Mar 201820:00 Book Now

Oscar Wilde Season Lady Windermeres Fan (12A)

Oscar Wilde Season Lady Windermeres Fan

PLAY broadcast LIVE from the Vaudeville Theatre, London


A new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy; directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke and starring Samantha Spiro, Kevin Bishop and Jennifer Saunders.


This is the second play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by Classic Spring, a new theatre company led by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe.


The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is perfectly in order until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party? First performed in 1892, Lady Windermere’s Fan explores the ambiguity of upper class morality and the fragile position of women in society in the late Victorian era in one of Wilde’s most popular and witty plays.


Tuesday 20 Mar 201819:15 Book Now

NT Live - Julius Caesar (12A)

NT Live - Julius Caesar

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.


Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.


Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.


This is an NT Live (National Theatre) Broadcast live on the screen


Running Time: TBC 180mins

BBFC Certificate: As Live 12A


Tickets £16.50, Concessions £14.00



Thursday 22 Mar 201819:00 Book Now

Ripstop Theatre - Susannah Sunflower

Ripstop Theatre - Susannah Sunflower

Susannah loves flowers.


A gardener who dreams of flowerbeds full of colourful blooms but can’t seem to make anything grow. She has spent all her money on seeds and now must sell her cow, Petal, if she is to have anything to eat.


Is this the end of her dreams to become The Best Gardener Ever? Or will she be tempted one last time by some Magic Seeds?


Following in the footsteps of Jack and the Beanstalk, she enters a fantastical shadow world where garden tools, twine and gloves transform into magical objects; a singing harp from a bamboo cane and a chicken out of garden twine.


Will she escape from the Giant that lives in the Cloud Castle? And will the magic still work once she gets back home?


A celebration of the magic of growing things and dreaming big for everyone over three years.


Live Children's Theatre on stage


50 minutes duration


All tickets £7.50

Saturday 24 Mar 201814:30 Book Now

Lady Bird (15)

Lady Bird

An outspoken teen must navigate a loving but turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother over the course of an eventful and poignant senior year of high school.


BAFTA Nominations - Leading Actress - Saoirse Ronan, Supporting Actress - Laurie Metcalf.


Drama, Comedy


94 minutes


Certificate 15


Tickets: £6.50


£5.00 - Matinee Club members (2:30pm showing).



Please ask at the Box Office about joining Matinee Club for £10 a year.






Tuesday 27 Mar 201814:30 Book Now
Tuesday 27 Mar 201819:30 Book Now

ROH - Bernstein Centenary (12A)

ROH - Bernstein Centenary

NEW WAYNE MCGREGOR | THE AGE OF ANXIETY | NEW CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

THREE BALLETS TWO NEW PRODUCTIONS THE ROYAL BALLET CELEBRATES THE CENTENARY OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN’S BIRTH WITH AN ALL-BERNSTEIN PROGRAMME FROM CHOREOGRAPHERS WAYNE MCGREGOR, LIAM SCARLETT AND CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON.

Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free and West Side Story. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music.

The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artist’s first foray into Bernstein. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are inspired by W.H. Auden’s masterful modernist poem, itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

CHOREOGRAPHY: WAYNE MCGREGOR, LIAM SCARLETT, CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

MUSIC: LEONARD BERNSTEIN

Wednesday 28 Mar 201819:15 Book Now

Craig Campbell presents Easy Tiger

Craig Campbell presents Easy Tiger

Craig Campbell presents Easy Tiger

Following the huge success of previous tour ''Don't Look Down'' Canadian comedian Craig Campbell is poised to shake the rafters again with his new smash hit show, 'Easy Tiger'.

"A fantastic yarn weaver, charming tales of his travels and hugely funny observations" - TimeOut

8pm start

All tickets £15.00

Friday 30 Mar 201820:00 Book Now

ROH - Macbeth (12A)

ROH - Macbeth

VERDI’S OPERA ON SHAKESPEARE’S TRAGEDY IS CONDUCTED BY ANTONIO PAPPANO, WITH A MAGNIFICENT CAST INCLUDING ANNA NETREBKO, ŽELJKO LUCIC AND ILDEBRANDO D’ARCANGELO

Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy.

The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts.

Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored.

Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 20 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL | SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

MUSIC: GIUSEPPE VERDI

DIRECTOR: PHYLLIDA LLOYD

CONDUCTOR: ANTONIO PAPPANO

MACBETH: ŽELJKO LUCIC

LADY MACBETH: ANNA NETREBKO

BANQUO ILDEBRANDO: D’ARCANGELO

Sunday 8 Apr 201814:00 Book Now

RSC LIVE - Macbeth (12A)

RSC LIVE - Macbeth

Live Screening from RSC.

'Something wicked this way comes' - Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder. Our contemporary production of Shakespeare's darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston's RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company


Wednesday 11 Apr 201819:00 Book Now

So you think you know about Dinosaurs starring Ben Garrod

So you think you know about Dinosaurs starring Ben Garrod

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs is the hit stage show starring dinosaur aficionado Dr Ben Garrod. Get ready to go on an exciting pre-historic adventure as Ben talks you through the deadliest predators that ever roamed the planet. Yes dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex, Allosaurus and Spinosaurus would have walked or swam right where you are now!

Pitting the knowledge of unwitting parents against their all-knowing kids, Dr Ben presents an interactive, educational and highly entertaining show using film footage from the BBC's 'Planet Dinosaur’. So come and test your knowledge against Dr Ben in this hit live interactive show which is bigger and better than ever.

'I would highly recommend this show to anyone with a small person that loves dinosaurs!’ Families Online

'Who knew learning over Half Term would be so fun!' North East Family Fun

“It was a thoroughly enjoyable and captivating two hours and my son and his friend were completely hooked throughout and I would urge anyone to catch the show next time around.” Weston Mercury

Saturday 14 Apr 201814:30 Book Now

All The Rage Tour - Ian Siegel

All The Rage Tour - Ian Siegel

With special guests DAWN BROTHERS


For 2018 blues supremo Ian Siegal tours a new album of original songs with his young band of ace musicians.


In more than a quarter century of touring Ian Siegal’s mission statement has barely changed: songs that are real, shows that resonate, vocals served raw. Today he is considered by many to be the most compelling British blues artiste since the great names of the sixties.


In 2018 he will be touring a new album, his first studio recording of new songs in six years. Produced by American Jimbo Mathus, it is classic Siegal: full of the dark and light, clever word play and rough-hewn voicebox he is known for. It also marks the first studio recording with the band he hooked up with in 2013. Frequent touring has evolved a distinctive sound featuring Dusty Ciggaar’s tex-mex infused guitar licks.


Classic Rock tags Siegal “a national treasure,” America’s blues bible says “vast talent” and MOJO magazine ranks him “the cleverest writer and most magnetic blues performer in the UK.” He has taken his music to more than 45 countries and presided over a trophy haul that includes 11 British Blues Awards, four European Blues Awards, two Mojo Blues Albums Of The Year not to mention three US Blues Music Awards nominations - an unprecedented nod for a non-American.


Providing a high energy opening segment will be DAWN BROTHERS, a young band out of Rotterdam that Ian Siegal has been raving about since seeing them live in 2017. Although these four young men are not related by blood, they most certainly share a genetic bond musically. Think Creedence Clearwater Revival, Otis Redding, The Band, and you’re in Dawn Brothers territory. These young souls pump out good time music with unstoppable energy. They ride a wave from the past into the future and prove there’s no time like the present to make great music. As individual musicians they shine, collectively they are a force to be reckoned with.


Links -


VIDEO


Ian Siegal video https://youtu.be/HpktnJMHcrw


Dawn Bros video https://youtu.be/l09AJxq7NrU


WEB & SOCIAL MEDIA


Ian Siegal web site https://iansiegal.com

Ian Siegal facebook /IanSiegal


Dawn Bros web site https://www.dawnbrothers.com


Sunday 15 Apr 201820:00 Book Now

Jane Eyre, An Autobiography

Jane Eyre, An Autobiography

From the creators of: Austen's Women, I, Elizabeth, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, The Diaries of Adam and Eve, Female Gothic, Christmas Gothic and Dalloway.


Struggling to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention, governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation. Told through Jane's eyes, English literature's most celebrated autobiographical novel shocked the Victorians, and Charlotte Bronte's gothic subversion of fairy-tale romance is now distilled for the stage – under its full title – by writer/director Elton Townend Jones. Performer Rebecca Vaughan embodies everywoman Jane – and several other characters – in this intimate study of love’s realities.


90mins No Interval


     "Hands down the best adaptation of Jane Eyre, in any medium." (Broadway Baby)


    "Truly extraordinary... one of the most exciting young performers on the British Stage" (British Theatre Guide)


    "A theatrical masterpiece" (Edinburgh Guide)


Monday 16 Apr 201819:30 Book Now

Neil Sands Land of Hope & Glory

Neil Sands Land of Hope & Glory

LAND of HOPE & GLORY

A new production for 2018, Land of Hope & Glory, especially produced to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of The First World War.


This patriotic and nostalgic afternoon filled with marvellous and memorable songs, including a rousing selection from Last Night of The Proms, Old Time Sing Alongs, Great British Show Tunes, and ever popular favourites from the 40s 50s & 60s.


Mixed with 50 stunning costume changes, a uniquely patriotic stage set.

Two hours of brilliant nostalgia ending with a spectacular flag waving finale. Including a live poppy drop, the last post as we remember the fallen, and all sing those wonderful Songs That Won the War, as we commemorate the centenary of the end of The First World War.

This will be our biggest and most spectacular production ever!!

Wednesday 18 Apr 201814:00 Book Now

Jamie Smiths' MABON

Jamie Smiths' MABON

“Exhilarating, just exhilarating – a band that performs with such enjoyment,

excitement, style and wit – a show of originality, energy and integrity”

Jun Lin Yeoh, Rainforest World Music Festival, Borneo


One of the most highly accomplished and critically acclaimed Celtic roots music bands based in Britain today, Jamie Smith’s MABON have built their reputation on their exhilarating live performances and deftly worked recordings.

MABON’s distinctive, infectious and multi-award winning music explores the styles of the Celtic traditions and works them anew; the music is self-styled, singular and toe-tappingly good – an irresistible blend of world music and Celtic roots, filled with energy, joy and passion. With a roll-call of performances at major World, Celtic and Folk festivals across the world, the five piece band of dazzling musicians perform outstanding original compositions, all given the same refreshing, creative treatment, as the band dances along the borders between Celtic heritage and contemporary sound.

“Jamie Smith’s MABON have always been a band for whom live performance is the ultimate expression of their art, and their ability to excite and enliven a live audience is peerless.”

folkradio.co.uk


STANDBY FOR INFECTIOUS, LIFE-AFFIRMING MUSIC BY THE SPADE FULL!

PLEASE ALWAYS INCLUDE THE BANDS WEB ADDRESS

www.jamiesmithsmabon.com


“A class act” fROOTS

“Unmatched by their Peers” Songlines

“JSM go from strength to strength, building an enviable reputation” R2

“If music could fuel engines, Mabon could solve the energy crisis” Songlines

“An ebullient outfit famed for brilliant live shows...” Colin Irwin, MOJO

“Jamie Smith’s Mabon are a class act.” fROOTS

“a fearsome reputation as a live band… stratospheric” Financial Times

“Epic…” Guardian

“The mighty force of JSM - it’s a truly compulsive ride” The Independent


Friday 4 May 201820:00 Book Now

ROH - Manon (12A)

ROH - Manon

KENNETH MACMILLAN’S POWERFUL TELLING OF MANON AND DES GRIEUX’S TRAGIC LOVE IS A MASTERPIECE OF MODERN BALLET, SET TO MUSIC BY MASSENET

Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion.

Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance.

MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty. Designs by his regular collaborator Nicholas Georgiadis reflect this, depicting a world of lavish splendour polluted by miserable destitution. MacMillan’s spectacular ensemble scenes for the whole Company create vivid, complex portraits of the distinct societies of Paris and New Orleans. But it is Manon and Des Grieux’s impassioned pas de deux – recalling the intensity of MacMillan’s earlier Romeo and Juliet – that drive this tragic story, and make Manon one of MacMillan’s most powerful dramas.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS 35 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

CHOREOGRAPHY: KENNETH MACMILLAN

MUSIC: JULES MASSENET

Wednesday 9 May 201819:15 Book Now

NT Live - Macbeth (12A)

NT Live - Macbeth

Macbeth


By William Shakespeare


Directed by Rufus Norris


Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.


The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.


NT Live (National Theatre) - live broadcast on the screen


Rated as 12A live


Tickets are £16.50, £14 Senior or Student, £10 Child


Thursday 10 May 201819:00 Book Now

The Last Resort

The Last Resort

Last Resort is an alternative future for Guantanamo Bay. The waterboarding has stopped, the noise has been turned down and the military base has been reclaimed as a holiday destination. You, the audience, are our holidaymakers. You will sit in a deckchair, you will get a rum cocktail on arrival and you will feel the sand between your toes. We will be your tour guides.  Join 2Magpies Theatre as they take you through the tropical haze on a unique multi-sensory package holiday. This is an extraordinary rendition and it is all-inclusive. Last Resort is a menacing fiction, made entirely of unimaginable fact. This immersive show was developed through a research process bringing together artists, academics and human rights organisations including Reprieve. Commissioned by The Lowry.


60 mins plus post show discussion


LAST RESORT

REVIEWS

★★★★★

Voice Magazine UK

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an acutely intelligent show

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★★★★

The List

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This is political theatre at it’s finest

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★★★★

Broadway Baby

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pushing one’s understanding of theatre as pure make-believe

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Highly Recommended Show

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Fringe Review

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walking that fine line between information and entertainment with finesse

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Full Review:

http://fringereview.co.uk/review/edinburgh-fringe/2017/last-resort/

★★★★

Three Weeks

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Last Resort’s master stroke is allowing the audience to get involved with the moral questions it poses: a tense debate, with something nasty at stake, was one of the show’s best moments

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Full Review:

http://www.threeweeksedinburgh.com/article/last-resort-2magpies-theatre/

★★★★

Define Arts

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This holiday really packs a punch.

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Full Review:

https://www.definearts.co.uk/reviews/last-resort-2-magpies-theatre-summerhall

★★★★

The Wee Review

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Boisterous, brilliant theatre that shines a light on the treat

ment of detainees in Guantanamo Bay.

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Full Review:

http://theweereview.com/review/last-resort/


Saturday 12 May 201814:30 Book Now
Saturday 12 May 201819:30 Book Now

ROH - Swan Lake (12A)

ROH - Swan Lake

THE ROYAL BALLET PRESENTS A NEW PRODUCTION OF TCHAIKOVSKY’S MAGNIFICENT CLASSICAL BALLET, WITH ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY BY LIAM SCARLETT AND DESIGNS BY JOHN MACFARLANE

Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.

Prince Siegfried chances upon a fl ock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

CHOREOGRAPHY: MARIUS PETIPA AND LEV IVANOV

ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY: LIAM SCARLETT AND FREDERICK ASHTON

MUSIC: PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY

Sunday 17 Jun 201814:00 Book Now

Summer Craft Fayre 2018

Summer Craft Fayre 2018

Pavilions Teignmouth Craft and Gift Fayre

Saturday 21st July 10am - 4pm

Sunday 22nd July 10am - 4pm

Saturday 21 Jul 201808:30 Book Now (Closed)