Exeter Northcott Theatre launches summer season

Exeter Northcott Theatre is adding more live performances and theatre shows to its already packed programme of plays and comedy, dance and music events this year. Alongside a line-up of big hits including The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, English Touring Opera’s La Bohème and BalletBoyz’s Deluxe, Exeter’s flagship theatre has announced:

Extraordinary Bodies’ Human

Human (17-18 June) is a hybrid piece of circus, film and music that explores life-changing events from the performer’s lives. Human is audio described, British Sign Language interpreted and captioned.

An urgent new play about the climate crisis

Northcott Associate Director Yusef Niazi collaborates with staff and students at the University of Exeter’s Drama Department to create climate change-focused Footprints (25-26 March). The play centres on the consequences of this crisis for young people, enabling them to participate in conversations about environmental responsibility.

A new take on historical events

Jeremiah (30 April) is a rap-based reinterpretation of the infamous Luddite rebellion created by Northcott Associate Artist Jack Dean.

World-class dance

Northcott Associate Artist Richard Chappell returns to the venue with dance programme UPLIFT (3 June), which features performances inspired by, and celebrates up-and-coming talent from, the South West and Wales. Ballet Cymru’s Dream (22 June), a vibrant adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, rounds out the Northcott’s dance offering this season.

Live experiences for all the family

Zog and the Flying Doctors (1-3 July) joins the Northcott’s line-up of best-selling children’s book stage adaptations, which includes David Walliams’ heist-comedy Gangsta Granny (21-24 April) and Kate Pankhurst’s inspiring Fantastically Great Women (10-15 May). Dinosaur World Live (24-26 June) also offers children the chance to interact with Jurassic beasts.

Tickets for all these shows, as well as a wide variety of one-night-only comedy, talks and music events, are now on sale via exeternorthcott.co.uk or 01392 72 63 63.


The full line-up:


Fri 25 – Sat 26 Footprints

Tue 29 – Wed 30 Elizabeth I: Virgin on the Ridiculous

Thu 31 Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny (The Great Hall)


Sat 2 Steve Knightley: Songs from the West

Sun 3 The Night Sky Show

Sun 3 Foil Arms and Hog: Swines

Mon 4 – Sat 9 The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Sat 9 Steve Backshall – Ocean

Thu 21 – Sun 24 Gangsta Granny (Thu 21 matinee performance audio described, Fri 22 matinee performance BSL interpreted)

Tue 26 Paul Merton’s Impro Chums

Wed 27- Thu 28 BalletBoyz – Deluxe

Fri 29 – Sat 30 The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Sat 30 Jeremiah (Barnfield Theatre)


Sun 1 Northcott Young Company Heritage Performances

Tue 10 – Sun 15 Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World (Sun 15 performance audio described)

Fri 20 The Best of Queen

Sun 22 Giovanni Pernice – This Is Me

Wed 25 – Thu 26, Sat 28 ETO: La Bohème

Fri 27 ETO: The Golden Cockerel

Tue 31 Les Musicals


Wed 1 An Evening with Jasmine Harrison


Sat 4 – Sun 5 Fascinating Aïda

Thu 9 Voices of Swing: Down for the Count play the Great American Songbook

Fri 17 – Sat 18 Human (all performances audio described, BSL interpreted and captioned)

Wed 22 Ballet Cymru: Dream

Fri 24 – Sun 26 Dinosaur World Live

Tue 28 Buddy Holly – A Legend Reborn


Fri 1 – Sun 3 Zog And The Flying Doctors

Full information: exeternorthcott.co.uk

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