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.
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
Fri 3 UPLIFT
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