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Exeter Northcott Theatre announce spring/summer 2016 season

Exeter Northcott Theatre will produce a new adaptation of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal which will mark artistic director Paul Jepson’s directorial debut for the theatre. Exeter Northcott Theatre will also produce This Is My Body, a new play about the shocking…

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The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead

English Touring Theatre and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse present The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead Tues 24 – Sat 28 November 2015 English Touring Theatre return to the Exeter Northcott Theatre at the end of November, this time with The Odyssey:…

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Cast Announced for A Christmas Carol

The Exeter Northcott Theatre and Creative Cow are delighted to announce the cast for their magical new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ much-loved Christmas classic. Leading the cast is celebrated local actor, Derek Frood, in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Derek…

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Alternative Pedestrian Access: Mon 2 – Fri 20 Nov

Please note that Exeter University will be undertaking some building work on its pedestrian paths between car parks A, B & D and the theatre from Monday 2 – Friday 20 November. The university have put on alternative pedestrian routes which will…

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American Idiot Announced

Sell a Door present the Tony Award winning musical American Idiot Weds 18 – Sun 22 May 2016 WITH MUSIC BY PUNK POP AND MULTI GRAMMY AWARD WINNING BAND GREEN DAY FOLLOWING ITS CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED WEST END RUN WITH X-FACTOR STAR…

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The Silver Sword

The Belgrade Theatre and Sell A Door Theatre Company present The Silver Sword Tues 27 – Sat 31 October 2015 Ian Seraillier’s highly acclaimed and much-loved children’s novel, THE SILVER SWORD, has been adapted for the stage and will visit…

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A Murder is Announced

Middle Ground Theatre Company presents Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced Mon 19 – Sat 24 October 2015 Agatha Christie’s famous novel, A Murder is Announced, is brought to life on the Exeter Northcott staged in October. The residents of…

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David Starkey: Magna Carta

Wednesday 7 October 2015 David Starkey, the UK’s leading constitutional historian, will be visiting the Exeter Northcott Theatre in October. Known for his forthright views, David will be talking about the 13th century agreement that, imperfect though it was, limited…

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Flare Path

Tues 22 – Sat 26 September 2015 An epic wartime drama by celebrated playwright, Terrence Rattigan, comes to Exeter Northcott Theatre this September. Based on Rattigan’s experiences as a tail gunner during World War II, Flare Path paints an evocative…

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The Tin Ring with Zdenka Fantlova

Zdenka Fantlova, one of the few living eye-witnesses to the horror of the Holocaust, visits Exeter Northcott Theatre to tell the extraordinary story of how when she was just seventeen years old a simple tin ring made for her by…

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The Scarecrows’ Wedding

Following last season’s five-star hit Stick Man, Scamp Theatre return to the Exeter Northcott Theatre to present a truly heart-warming adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s new bestselling book The Scarecrows’ Wedding. Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay are excellent…

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Law firm renews Exeter Northcott Theatre sponsorship

Exeter Northcott Theatre is delighted to announce that law firm Browne Jacobson has renewed its sponsorship with the theatre for a second year. The year-long sponsorship agreement with the national firm which has an office in Exeter will make a valuable…

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New Box Office Number

At a very exciting time in our renovation, the Box Office has now moved to the very front of our builiding, next to the main entrance. This means that our Box Office number has had to change. From today, our…

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Exeter Northcott Theatre included in ACE funded Regional Touring Network

Arts Council England has made a one off award of £826,786 to enable the launch of The Regional Touring Network. Facilitated by English Touring Theatre, The Regional Touring Network, a consortium of 9 regional venues and English Touring Theatre, will…

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Exeter Northcott Theatre Announce Autumn/Winter 2015 Season

Three shows direct from London’s West End: Hetty Feather, Jeeves & Wooster, and Gangsta Granny. English Touring Opera with a season of French operas about doomed love and obsession. English Touring Theatre with a new take on The Odyssey For Christmas,…

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Casting Call Out – Bronia Silver Sword

Sell A Door Theatre Company will be visiting the Exeter Northcott Theatre from 27-31 October with an adaptation of Ian Serraillier’s best selling book The Silver Sword. As part of the tour the company are looking for children across the UK…

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Mrs Warren’s Profession

Mrs Warren’s Profession, a play that was banned for 30 years, comes to the Exeter Northcott in July. George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs Warren’s Profession stars Sue Holderness (Only Fools and Horses) and Christopher Timothy (Doctors) and runs from Tues 7 –…

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Aliens Love Underpants

Exeter is preparing for an extra-terrestrial invasion in June with the arrival of Aliens Love Underpants at the Exeter Northcott Theatre. Based on the hugely successful children’s book by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, the story of the mischievous aliens who…

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Trustee Position

Exeter Northcott Theatre is growing. It is returning to producing its own work, alongside continuing to bring the breadth of the best in drama, family, opera and dance from the touring companies. A new era of integrated partnership between the…

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John Nettles to appear at Exeter Northcott Theatre

In Conversation with John Nettles Exeter Northcott Theatre is delighted to announce that celebrated actor John Nettles will join Exeter Northcott Theatre’s new artistic and executive director, Paul Jepson, on stage in the first of an In Conversationseries. Join John…

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Olivier Award-winning English Touring Opera returns with new Italian season

The Olivier Award-winning English Touring Opera (ETO) is performing a new season of fully-staged Italian opera at Exeter Northcott Theatre this April and May. Puccini’s masterpiece La bohème is joined by two rare Donizetti titles, The Wild Man of the…