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Kit and McConnel

03 Apr 2014

                      Sat 26 April

Formerly one half of Kit & The Widow, Kit Hesketh-Harvey  has joined forces with old chum, composer and pianist James McConnel.

With new songs, new hair and new shoes (by Primark), no subject is considered too sacred to be exposed to their sophisticated brand of humour and ridicule. From sellout shows at the Albert Hall and the cabaret hotspots of London’s West End, they are delighted to be performing at the Exeter Northcott Theatre in April.

As a songwriting partnership they won the Vivian Ellis Award and went on to study under Stephen Sondheim. They have written cabaret songs for the likes of Barry Humphries, Mary Archer and Janie Dee. Having enjoyed sell-out seasons in the burgeoning cabaret scene in the West End of London they are thrilled now to be playing the West End of England.

 “Be prepared to experience a wonderful, varied and hilarious cabaret show.”

Edinburgh Review

“The duo make beautiful musical comedy together  - catch this splendid show.”

London Evening Standard


Tickets: £20.50
Groups 10+ get 11th ticket FREE
Age: 14yrs+
Running Time: 2hrs


For more information, images, videos and to set up interviews, please contact Jenny Hogg on 01392 223 989 or email her.

Notes to editors

For more information on Kit and McConnel, please visit

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The Energy Show

31 Mar 2014

Science Museum Live presents

Wed 23 & Thurs 24 April

Family theatre for curious minds will explode onto the Exeter Northcott Theatre in April as the Science Museum’s The Energy Show looks to bring the subject of science to life in exciting new ways. 

Join Annabella and Phil, two futuristic science students, in a race against time to prove their knowledge of energy. With help from their virtual lab-assistant, i-nstein, and a steampunk workshop full of gadgets and chemicals, they will question, explore, experiment and explode anything and everything they can lay their hands on.

See methane bubbles set alight to create fireballs, watch liquid nitrogen freeze flowers and dodge the hydrogen rockets as they are fired into the audience. Stand well back and cover your ears - this show is explosively exciting!

I imagine that physics teachers everywhere will be blessing the Science Museum for promoting their topic so imaginatively and entertainingly.”

Tickets: £16
Family Ticket: £42 for 3 + up to 3 more tickets £14 each
Schools: £10 groups 10+
Groups 10+ get 11th ticket FREE
Age: 7yrs +
Running Time: 1hr 50mins *Schools matinee: 75mins (no interval)

For more information, please contact Jenny Hogg on 01392 223 989 or email her.

Notes to editors

The Science Museum was founded in 1857 as part of the South Kensington Museum, and gained independence in 1909. Today the Museum is world renowned for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and inspirational exhibitions

For more information, please visit

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Charlie and Lola's Best Bestest Play

17 Mar 2014

Watershed Productionspresent the BBC Worldwide and Polka Theatre production

Sat 12 & Sun 13 April

Children’s favourites Charlie and Lola return to the Exeter Northcott Theatre this April with their best bestest play.The stars of the hit BBC TV series and books by Lauren Child are brought to life by a magical mix of puppets, live action and music.

Will Charlie ever get Lola to sleep, even though she is not sleepy and will not go to bed?  It won’t be easy - the Tigers want their bedtime milk, the Dancing Dogs have borrowed Lola’s pyjamas and Lola thinks there is an ogre hiding in the wardrobe!

If you’ve got kids, go and see Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest  Play. If you haven’t,  borrow some and go’s a genuine delight.”
Sunday Express


Tickets: A-G £14: H-R £12
Family Ticket: A-G £39 for 3 + up to 3
more tickets £13; H-R £33 for 3 + up
to 3 more £11 each.
Age: 3yrs+
Running Time: 1hr 10 mins


For more information, please contact Jenny Hogg on 01392 223 989 or email her

Notes to editors

Watershed Productions Ltd
is an independent theatre production company which takes great theatre for children and family audiences to towns and cities across the UK and beyond. Watershed works with and tours to a wide range of venues - they are delighted that they are regularly invited back to many theatres but  also enjoy developing new relationships.

For more information on Watership Productions , please visit

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HMS Pinafore

07 Mar 2014

Regan De Wynter Productions in association with Hilary A. Williams are proud to present

Tues 1 – Sat 5 April

The BBC's Any Dream Will Do runner-up Keith Jack leads an all-male cast in one of the most popular Gilbert & Sullivan productions, HMS Pinafore and it sets sail for Exeter in April.

Josephine, the Captain's daughter, bemoans her love of a lowly sailor while awaiting the arrival of her well-to-do suitor, Sir Joseph Porter.  In traditional Gilbert and Sullivan fashion, chaos ensues before resulting in unbridled joy.  

Dealing with the age old conundrum of love between social classes, HMS Pinafore has infectious tunes and a beautifully constructed libretto – a perfect match for Sasha Regan's inimitable style, fresh, fast, inventive and fun.

       "If only all musical theatre productions were this witty, sincere and well-crafted “
The Public Reviews

'Rollickingly silly, beautifully sung and imaginatively reframed'
Libby Purves

“It looks superb, sounds divine and ends happily. Who could ask for more?”
 The Guardian

Tickets: A £21.50 B £18.50 C £16 D £13.50
Matinee: £13.50
Concs: £2 off
Student Standby: £8
Groups 10+ get 11th ticket FREE
Age: 8yrs+
Running Time: 2hrs


For more information, please contact Jenny Hogg on 01392 223 989 or email her

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25 Feb 2014

English Touring Theatre, Rose Theatre, Kingston and Sheffield Theatres present

 Tues 18– Sat 22 March

>>Download a Word version of this release           

Following the recent successes of Tartuffe, The Real Thing and The Misanthrope, English Touring Theatre, the country’s leading touring company, return to Exeter Northcott Theatre in March with Brian Friel’s Translations.

Set in nineteenth-century rural Ireland, local farm-girl Máire finds herself torn between the affections of the local schoolteacher and the love of a British soldier, as the British Army arrives to their quiet village in Donegal to translate Gaelic place names into the King’s English.

 The resulting clash of two worlds threatens the very heart of the community as they struggle to interpret a new language and each other.

 “The transitions from gentle comedy to romance to tragedy are so poignant that collective intakes of breath could be heard around the Crucible auditorium…”

★★★★  The Times

"An exemplary revival by James Grieve of what is arguably his (Friel's) greatest play."

★★★ The Guardian

An evening…that combines clever paradox with warmth, ingenious artifice with atmospheric authenticity, the remote past with the here-and-now. To speak plain: go.”

★★★The Daily Telegraph

Tickets: A £21.50 B £18.50  C £16  D £13.50
Sat Matinee: £13.50
Concs: £2 off
Schools: £8.50 for groups 10+
Student Standby: £8
Groups 10+ get 11th ticket FREE
Age: 13yrs+
Running Time: 2hrs 30mins
Post Show Talk:
Wed 19 March, Pre-show Talk: Thurs 20 March 6pm
Assisted Performances:
Captioned Wed 19 March; Audio Described Sat Matinee with Touch Tour at 1.30pm


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Tony Hawks

24 Feb 2014

                 Sun 9 March                                                  
Fresh from cycling around Devon with a miniature pig, comedian Tony Hawks combines story-telling, stand up, musical comedy and film clips to create two hours of fun at Exeter Northcott Theatre in March.

Tony is a new resident of Devon having falling in love with the county when he visited it for a screening of one of his films and is delighted to be playing in Exeter.

We showed the film version of Round Ireland With A Fridge at the Exeter Picturehouse cinema, and stayed with friends nearby. My partner Fran and I fell in love with the area and ended up having an offer accepted on a house.”

He describescycling around Devon with a miniature pig, which was to raise money for a Moldovian charity, as “amazing” and is looking forward to recounting the adventure to a Devon audience.

Tony’s hilarious tales of how he became an independent film maker - producing both Round Ireland With A Fridge and Playing The Moldovans At Tennis - will be peppered with the wry observations that have made him such a hit on Radio 4’s Just A Minute and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.

Tony Hawks is at the Exeter Northcott Theatre on Sunday 9 March. (But don’t expect the pig...)

Tickets: £16
Concs: £2 off
Groups 10+ get 11th ticket FREE
Age: 12yrs+
Running Time: 2hrs


For more information and images please contact Jenny Hogg on 01392 223 989 or email her.

Notes to editors

Tony Hawks is a TV and radio comedian and bestselling author.

He is the author of the bestseller Round Ireland with a Fridge - the story of his absurd quest to hitch round the circumference of Ireland within a month... with a fridge.

His second book Playing the Moldovans at Tennis, published in trade paperback by Ebury Press has now sold well over 100,000 copies. The book was serialised on BBC R4 over Christmas. The story charts his latest foolhardy attempt to win a bet, which involved tracking down all the members of the national football team of Moldova and beating them at tennis one by one.

In December 2013, Tony cycled around Devon with a miniature pig to raise money for a Moldovian charity.

For more information on Tony Hawks, please visit:

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