The Play’s the Thing

Mark heads for the breach

MARK CAREY bings his touring play Into the Breach to the Cygnet Theatre in Exeter on Saturday 21st October. Set in the Second World War, it’s the story of George Crocker. Keen to liven up his dull life, he decides to join the village Drama Club, and what happens next turns his world upside down!…

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Love, life and masculinity

WHEN Big Foot comes to the Sherling Studio at Poole’s Lighthouse on Thursday 26th October, the audience can expect to find out more about Joseph and his life. This is a coming-of-age story with a twist, where love, life and masculinity meet head-on. When the euphoric highs of teenage life in south London collide with…

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Paying Lipservice to Miss Austen

FAR from his own stately pile in Derbyshire – or his creator’s Hampshire home – haughty Fitzwilliam Darcy is losing the plot in Devon, thanks to the wicked wordsmiths of Lip Service Theatre, making two more stops in the region on 27th and 28th October. Writer-performers Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding – who were responsible for the…

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Egg cuppa for tea-guzzling tiger

THE Tiger who Came to Tea is heading for Bath’s egg children’s theatre for a half term cuppa, from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th October. Recommended for children aged three  years and over, this magical Olivier award nominated production is the story of a tea-guzzling tiger, and he comes to Bath direct from the West…

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Railway children chug into Bath

BATH Theatre Royal welcomes The Railway Children on stage for half-term week, Tuesday 2th to Sunday 29th October. E. Nesbit’s classic book is brought to life in a new stage production, stopping at Bath as part of a major national tour.  Recommended for adults and children alike, the tale – made famous by the iconic…

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Half-term by the riverbank

THERE is a treat for all lovers of Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale of the river bank, when Box Tale Soup brings a new puppet version of The Wind in the Willows to four Artsreach venues during half-term, on 23rd and 24th October. Box Tale’s new version features charming handmade fabric puppets and an original score….

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Tall apple tales from Theatre Alibi

DEVON-based Theatre Alibi is touring the West Country with a new show, Apple John, coming to the Drum Studio at Plymouth in October, followed by the egg at Bath Theatre Royal, Exeter Phoenix and Herrison Hall at Charlton Down. This beautiful and thoughtful piece tells the story of a man called John and an apple…

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War Horse back at the Hippodrome

WAR Horse, the National Theatre’s acc­laimed stage version of Michael Mor­purgo’s book, returns to the Hippodrome in Bristol on 18th October for a three-and-a-half week run. After its sell-out visit to the theatre last year, the tour, which coincides with the Centenary commemorations of the end of the First World War continues to delight audiences….

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