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Peppa Pig to make Big Splash at Exeter Northcott Theatre

21 Jul 2014

Sat 9 & Sun 10 August 2014

Peppa and her friends return to Exeter Northcott Theatre for another all-singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and muddy puddles in this brand new show Peppa Pig’s Big Splash.

The nursery roof is leaking and Peppa and her friends need to fix it – quick! As they set up a fete to raise the money for the repairs, they’ll need the audiences help to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Join Peppa, George, Mummy and Daddy Pig, as well as Danny Dog, Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep as they have fun putting up bunting, running stalls and organising a great day out.

There’s also a Champion Puddle Jumping competition judged by Mr Potato where everyone gets wet and Peppa needs to find her Golden Boots.

Peppa Pig returns live on stage with super cute puppets and brilliant sing-along songs in this brand new show that will brighten your day.

So grab your wellies and brollies and get splashing!

A rollicking, all singing, dancing interactive adventure.”

“A treat for your little one’s eyes and ears.”


Tickets: £16
Family Ticket: £42 for 3 + up to 3 more tickets
£14 each
Age: All ages
Running Time: 90mins (including interval)    

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

Notes to editors

For more information about Peppa Pig’s Big Splash, please visit

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The Day We Played Brazil Kicks Off This Week

14 Jul 2014

The World Cup might be over but there is still Brazilian football fever in Exeter this week as over 90 people take to the Exeter Northcott stage in new musical, The Day We Played Brazil.

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the football match between Exeter City and the Brazil national team , the first-ever game played by Brazil, the musical will be performed by local people telling the stories of the players and their wives, sweethearts and families back home.

Rehearsals for the show have been happening at venues across Exeter since April and with opening night just days away, the excitement within the cast is palpable.

Sam Dishart said,I’m so excited and so proud to be part of something so good. I just can't wait to perform in front of an audience and want everyone to come and enjoy watching what we have enjoyed making!”

Avenda Burnell Walsh said, “So proud, so proud, so proud' as one of our songs says. A tremendous opportunity for us players and all of Exeter to showcase this wonderful city. It really is a celebration of us all. It's who we are.”

Caius Nicholls saidVery excited to show the world how the Grecians played their football! Can't wait for the public to see this amazing story, which has been adapted into an absolutely brilliant piece of theatre.

The Day We Played Brazil is not just a football story; it’s a story of love and hope and follows the past and present of the city of Exeter. A city to be proud of.

The Day We Played Brazil will be performed at the Exeter Northcott Theatre from Wednesday 16th – Sunday 27 July,with a special charity gala performance on Saturday 2nd August. Tickets can be bought from the Exeter Northcott Box Office on 01392 493493 or online.


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We have something marvellous brewing for Christmas...

10 Jun 2014

The Exeter Northcott Theatre is delighted to announce George’s Marvellous Medicine as its Christmas show for 2014.

This acclaimed adaptation of Roald Dahl by Birmingham Stage Company and David Wood, shows a young boy who makes a marvellous new medicine to cure his grandmother of her terrifying temper. But when his grandmother drinks his special new potion, the most incredible things start to happen. And George's adventure has just begun!

Full of fizztickling fun and wizzpopping magic, George’s Marvellous Medicine is set to delight children and adults alike this Christmas with this marvellous dose of family entertainment.

“The BSC’s adaptation of George's Marvellous Medicine is cacophonously good fun. An exceptionally pungent and effective piece of kids theatre. It's a riot!
Time Out

“Staged in a beautiful farmhouse set, with impressive puppets, amazing special effects and truly magic tricks up its sleeve, George’s Marvellous Medicine perfectly demonstrates that children’s theatre is very rarely as simple as one might expect. A wickedly mischievous tale!
Society of London Theatre Reviews

“…celebrates the anarchy of Dahl with great gusto and a naughty sense of fun”
The Guardian

Off-peak Ticket Prices:
 A £20 B £18 C £16 D £12
Off-peak Family Tickets:
A £51 for 3 + up to 3 more tickets £17 each
B £45 for 3 + up to 3 more tickets £15 each
C £39 for 3 + up to 3 more tickets £13 each
D £27 for 3 + up to 3 more tickets £9 each

Peak Ticket Prices: A £28 B £25 C £18 D £14
Peak Family Tickets:
A £75 for 3 + up to 3 more tickets £25 each
B £66 for 3 + up to 3 more tickets £22 each
C £45 for 3 + up to 3 more tickets £15 each
D £33 for 3 + up to 3 more tickets £11 each

Schools: £10 for groups 10+
Age: all ages 5yrs+
Running Time: 1hr 40mins.


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

Notes to editors

The Birmingham Stage Company is one of the world's leading producers of theatre for children, adults and families. It is the resident company of The Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham where
its shows are created and then tour nationally and internationally.

The award-winning BSC works with Britain's finest living writers including David Almond,Terry Deary, Michael Morpurgo, Philip Pullman and David Wood. For more information about The Birmingham Stage Company, please visit:

A Relaxed Performance will take place on Friday 2 January at 11am

Relaxed performances
are specifically designed to welcome people with a learning disability, Down’s Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Condition or sensory and communication disorders.  There is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement and some small changes made to the light and sound effects.  An easy way to understand the atmosphere is perhaps, 'the opposite of the quiet carriage on the train'.

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Record Breaking The Mousetrap hits Exeter

06 Jun 2014

Mon 30 June - Saturday 5 July

The longest-running  show of any kind in the history of British theatre, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, will visit Exeter for a week in July.

To celebrate 60 incredible years on stage, it’s going on tour for the first time to give audiences a once in a life-time opportunity to see this masterpiece at Exeter Northcott Theatre.

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.

“The cleverest murder mystery of British Theatre”

“A truly entertaining classic thriller”

“Deservedly a classic among murder thrillers”

The cast for  the tour includes returning company member Karl Howman (Brush Strokes) as Mr Paravicini alongside: Joanna Croll (Sirens, Doctors) as Mollie Ralston, Ellie Jacob (DCI Banks, Misfits) as Miss Casewell, Christopher Gilling (ITV’s Law and Order, BBC1’s Silk) as Major Metcalf, Anne Kavanagh (Chichester Festival Theatre’s Goodnight Mr Tom, August: Osage County at the National Theatre) as Mrs Boyle, Henry Luxemburg (Hollyoaks, Hotel Babylon) as Giles Ralston, Ryan Saunders (Sweet Bird of Youth at the Old Vic, The History Boys UK tour) as Christopher Wren and Jonathan Woolf (Travelling Light at the National Theatre) as Sgt Trotter.

In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.

Ticket Prices
Tues - Sat Eves: A
 £35.50 B & C £33.50 D £29.50
Mon Eve, Wed & Sat Mats: A £29.50 B & C £27.50 D £25
Running time: 2 hrs 20 mins.


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

Notes to Editors

  • Richard Attenborough and his fellow film-star and beloved wife, Sheila Sim took the leading roles when the production opened at The Ambassadors Theatre in 1952. It played there for 21 years and moved to the adjacent St Martin’s Theatre without missing a performance.
  • The Mousetrap holds numerous Guinness World Records including ‘the longest continuous run of any show in the world’
  • Since The Mousetrap opened, 419 actors and 243 understudies have appeared in the play.

  • Agatha Christie became a Dame of the British Empire in 1971; her books have sold billions of copies around the world – many more than any other author except Shakespeare and The Bible. She died on the 12th January 1976 aged 85.

  • On 25 November 2002, The Mousetrap celebrated its golden jubilee with a Birthday Gala performance attended by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.  Lord (Richard) Attenborough gave the famous curtain speech exactly 50 years since he first delivered it in London: “Now you have seen The Mousetrap you are our partners in crime, and we ask you to preserve the tradition by keeping the secret of whodunit locked in your hearts.”

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As You Like It

27 May 2014

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory present

          Tues 10 – Sat 14 June 2014

Following their hugely successful productions of The Comedy of Errors and Two Gentlemen of Verona, Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol's internationally-renowned ensemble company, return for their third visit to the Exeter Northcott Theatre with one of theatre's most celebrated comedies.

Expelled from the city, Rosalind and Orlando – the one fleeing a tyrranous uncle, the other a murderous brother – rediscover each other in the Forest of Arden. But what awaits them in that Arcadian wilderness? Will they find true love, or just lose themselves? Are they merely players in a pastoral fantasy, or do they have a real and rare opportunity – to explore the reality of their feelings free from all the normal constrictions of courtly convention and parental oversight?

Both funny and moving, and enjoying some of his finest lyrics and most flamboyant characters, this is Shakespeare's greatest exploration of the meaning of love, its madness and transcendence.

"This is a highly enjoyable production with a superb central performance and another feather in Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory's cap. The company has gone from strength to strength in recent years."
★★★★ Whats On Stage

"Hilton and his 15-strong cast realise the pleasure of the play, exploiting the myriad elements that give delight in the theatre - fights, adventure, romance, disguises, high spirits and delightful music."
The Stage

Tickets: A £21.50 B £18.50 C £16 D £13.50
Matinee: £13.50
Concs: £2 off
Schools: £8.50 for groups 10+
Student Standby: £8
Groups 10+ get 11th ticket FREE
Age: 12yrs+
Running Time: TBC
Post Show Talks: Wed 11 June & Thurs 12 June matinee
Assisted Performances: BSL Interpreted performance Fri 13 June; Audio Described performance Sat 14 June with Touch Tour at 1.30pm
Book Online:
Box Office:
01392 493 493


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

Notes to editors

Director   Andrew Hilton

Assistant Director  Nicholas Finegan

Designer   Harriet de Winton

Composer   Elizabeth Purnell

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (SATTF)
celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2014. SATTF is an unsubsidised theatre company producing large-cast professional Shakespeare in the intimate in-the-round space of Bristol’s most exciting studio theatre. Our national reputation was established by our very first season of King Lear and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and our productions now attract audiences from throughout the U.K. and beyond.

For more information on SATTF, please visit

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Ballet Black Return To Exeter Northcott

12 May 2014

Ballet Black - A Dream Within a Midsummer Night’s Dream

Tues 27 & Wed 28 May 2014

Cassa Pancho's award-winning Ballet Black return to the Exeter Northcott Theatre for the fourth time as they celebrate the talents of black and Asian dancers from around the world, Founded in 2001 Ballet Black has achieved great success and garnered numerous awards, including the 2012 Critics Circle National Dance Award for Best Independent Company.

For their return to Exeter Northcott Theatre, the Company are delighted to present a triple bill of new work with exciting ballets from two of Britain's best choreographers, Christopher Marney (Gothenburg Ballet, New Adventures) and Martin Lawrance (Richard Alston Dance Company). Award-winning dance maker Arthur Pita (God's Garden, Showboat, The Metamorphosis) creates Ballet Black's newest narrative ballet.

“Ballet Black's dancers are assured and polished throughout.”

“This is repertory that any large company would be happy to own. And the heroic Ballet Black have managed it on a shoestring.”

Tickets: A £19.50 B £16.50 C £13.50 D £11.50
Concs: £2 off
Schools: £8.50 for groups 10+
Student Standby: £8
Groups 10+get an 11th ticket FREE
Age: 6yrs+
Running Time: TBC
Post Show Talk: Tues 27 May
Book Online:
Box Office:
01392 493 493


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

Notes to editors

Ballet Black is a professional ballet company for international dancers of black and Asian descent. We aim to bring ballet to a more culturally diverse audience by celebrating black and Asian dancers in ballet. We perform and offer community driven classes for dancers and students, young and old.

The Company’s ultimate goal is to see a fundamental change in the number of black and Asian dancers in mainstream ballet companies, making Ballet Black wonderfully unnecessary.

For more information on Ballet Black, please visit

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